Archive for February, 2011

How To Signal For Help In Distress

Posted by Courtney Shipe on February 21st, 2011

Communicating with rescue personnel is of great concern when you are stranded in an emergency situation. “As a survivor, you must get your rescuer’s attention first, and second, send a message your rescuer understands.” There are two basic categories of signal approaches: visual and audible. Here are some tips for using a visible type of signal, a mirror, for alerting rescuers to your location.

How Do Airsoft Guns Work?

Posted by Courtney Shipe on February 15th, 2011

Airsoft guns have many uses, from personal recreation and gaming to military or police training exercises. But how do these guns work? There are three types of Airsoft guns: spring powered, gas powered, or electric powered. Each of these types is designed for different uses.

Ways to Signal Help Visually and Audibly

Posted by Stephanie Jacobs on February 9th, 2011

Signaling for help in an emergency situation falls into one of two categories: visual signals and audible signals. Here are some examples of each type and tips for maximizing the effectiveness of your indicator. If you are stranded at night a flashlight or strobe light can be used to send SOS messages to any aircraft [...]

Three Day Survival Backpack – What Do You Really Need?

Posted by Courtney Shipe on February 4th, 2011

With countries hostile to the US arming themselves with nuclear weapons and massive earthquakes being reported on a more frequent basis, it is a good idea to be prepared in the event of a major disaster. Most experts in disaster preparedness suggest having enough supplies for each person in your family for three days. But what exactly do you really need? Here is a list of a basic three day survival backpack: