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Survival Scenario Exercise

Survival Scenario Exercise

Having good fitness in the event of a disaster will help us endure and survive. Whether it’s a natural or man made disaster that we find staring down, having a good survival scenario exercise plan in place will definitely give you the tools needed to mentally and physically prepare and survive.

What’s the point! I would probably die anyway

You may question whether fitness is needed in a survival situation and that it’s pointless. You may reason that unforeseen circumstances could befall us in a disaster, and even having the best of fitness wouldn’t help us survive.

But what if we happen to survive? You could find yourself in any number of different situations needing your strength and stamina.

To physically not prepare for a disaster could be fatal

We have all heard of the stories of survivors who had to fight to stay alive after a disaster. Whether it’s been an earthquake or a rescue out at sea, many survivors later say that if they weren’t physically and mentally strong enough they would have died

Yes you can still have a good chance of survival if you are unfit, but the chances of your survival after a disaster could be decreased.



Training in the mornings is always the best time to do it.

When you have been sleeping all night in a nice comfy bed, the last thing you may not want to be doing is getting up and hitting the pavement.

But this is the best time to do it for a number of reasons

  1. Getting it over and done
  2. Weight loss
  3. Focused mindset for the rest of the day

Someone can maintain good fitness in a variety of ways by using what’s on hand around the home or walking tracks or pathways nearby.

Having a good routine at some point of the day when you can set aside 60 minutes for exercise will definitely have positive effects on your mind and body

I find that as soon as I wake up exercise is best done on an empty stomach. This is because we are clear and focused from a good night’s sleep and once we begin to exercise our body will get it’s energy from your fat stores.

I typically start the day off by

  • Walking briskly for 15 minutes
  • Do a combination of different weight training exercises for 30 minutes
  • Cool down spin bike for 15 minutes

You can have good physical fitness by setting aside 60 minutes a day

Home workout and survival mode training

A disaster could call on us to put our bodies to the test. Who knows what things and different scenarios we may face

We may need to walk a large distance to find help, lift wreckage to find survivors or maintain a positive mindset to help other survivors. So when we train for survival we must keep in mind the many scenarios we could find our selves in and train for those scenarios

Some areas I think are a must with any survival fitness routine are

  • Good core strength
  • Good leg strength
  • Good flexibility
  • Focused mindset

Exercises such as

  • Abdominal crunches
  • Planks
  • Lunges
  • Squats
  • Chin ups
  • Bent over row
  • Dips
  • Push ups
  • Dead lifts
  • Stretching
  • Meditation
  • Jogging

Having a daily routine combining these exercises with a healthy diet, will give you the strength and focus needed for any disaster that may come your way

Disaster + fitness = survival

I have reaped the benefits of having good health and fitness for many years now. I have seen the importance of keeping a good routine in place and have passed this knowledge down to my wife and kids

If a disaster were to occur and have immediate effects on us, I’m confident that having a measure of fitness will keep us safe and alive. I don’t know if I could be separated from my family because of circumstances. But I’m put at ease knowing that they are mentally and physically prepared if a disaster was to strike

People are rewarded in public for what they practice for years in private

History has shown in the past that after a natural disaster, crime and violence are sure to fill the gap. People will go to great lengths to get food and will often resort to stealing and violence to get what they need.

If we were lacking physically and mentally, how could we take care of ourselves and family in the chaos that can often proceed a disaster?

How you train now will show itself in the event of a disaster and will save your life

Train now! Get off the couch, put down the Netflix remote and get moving

Getting fit and healthy can be fun and exciting. If you have the right exercise routine in place and can exercise with a good friend or family member, exercise can become addictive.

Many chemicals are released from the brain when we exercise, and these chemicals are called endorphins. Dopamine is one of these feel good chemicals and is released through meditation and exercise.
Once you start seeing changes in your body, your thinking will change on how you view exercise and you will gain momentum. This momentum will be a key to your survival in a disaster

Small steps and remember, good physical fitness doesn’t happen overnight

Try to view any exercise and health routine in small steps. People tend to think that results should happen almost immediately and then they drop off, but just remember to be patient and show persistence and your hard efforts will pay off in time.

Clear focused mindset

But how important is it to make good clear decisions if you were caught up in a natural disaster?

It could definitely give you the edge over most people and help you make the best decisions to get you out of anything. This is why we need to work hard at all aspects of our body, to grow in a deeper awareness of ourselves. This will maximize our abilities if needed

Set aside if possible 10 minutes twice a day, doing some sort of meditation and breathing practice. When I do this, I try to find a quiet spot away from any noise. I breathe in for 5 seconds, hold for 5 seconds, let out for 5 seconds and hold for 5 seconds. I repeat this for 10 minutes, thinking of all the things I am grateful for in life



Sometimes it’s hard to put health and fitness first at the top of the priority list. Juggling home chores, working all week, being there for the kids, socializing etc. can take a toll on our bodies. Not to mention the part these things play out on stress and anxiety.

The professionals say that any new habit that you start needs to be carried out for at least 21 days for it to stick, so be prepared for this to be challenging for the first few weeks.

Remember, make sure before you take on any exercise program that you first consult with your doctor.

Conclusion

There are many simple things we can do at home to build up our strength, mindset and fitness. We have considered some exercises that can be simply done in a short amount of time. Its imperative that we put a plan of action in place now in order to survive a disaster

Thank you for reading my blog and please any questions feel free to leave it below in the comments

Be safe

Dave


How to survive the end of the world

How to survive the end of the world

Have you ever thought about what would happen if everything we know the world to be, was to shut down. Imagine that we could no longer obtain the things that we depend on each and every day.

Surviving the end of the world is on a lot of peoples minds as television shows, movies and YouTube clips on this topic is in demand. We now take many things for granted that make our lives very easy but what if overnight they were gone?

If we ponder long enough on this, we may start to realise that our money won’t save us if the economy goes belly up.

So what would keep us going and keep bread on the table if money no longer had any value? Could we survive? What things could we stock pile now that would help us barter for item’s and what skills could we acquire now that we could use in a post apocalyptic world?

We will consider what will have value and what won’t in this post

Gold and silver

People will revert back to gold and silver once money has lost its value. Looking look back in history you will discover that banks hold the upper hand when it comes to your money.

If the economy crashes, banks will pay back everyone at the top of the pyramid and then that money will gradually filtrate down to the bottom. So if you think you are safe having your money tied up in a bank, think again. History shows that banks can simply shut their doors

In recent times countries such as Venezuela have been suffering at the hands of government where corruption thrives. Inflation has been so high in this country, that a truckload of cash still wouldn’t buy your grocery shopping. Pretty frightening if you’re under prepared.

People are starting to invest their cash into gold and silver and putting it in a safe place (buried underground most of the time). There’s a lot of uncertainty in the stock market lately as you don’t have to look far to see gold rising and stocks starting to drop. This forecast is quite worrying as hesitation in the market could lead to an economic collapse.

Gold and silver won’t have value for to long after a post apocalyptic world. This is because you can’t eat gold and silver and it’s only use will be for utensils. Or in the case of silver its use could be for circuitry and technology after a long period of time

Some say gem stones are worth investing in and would be good to use as a bartering item, but not many people can determine what is a real stone from a fake. I think a lot of people will steer away from using gem stones to barter with

Vice products

Vice products will be the source of currency. Here in Australia you have what’s called the beer economy. When you carry out a job for a friend such as carpentry, plumbing etc. you get paid with a cartoon of beer. This seems to work very well with both parties are left happy

 

 

Tobacco

Cigarettes and cigars would be worth storing now and could be a great item to barter with in a cashless world. Having several boxes of cigarettes and cigars lying around will become very handy

 

Alcohol

After everyone breaks in and steals all the alcohol in the stores throughout the world and all of the good stuff has been consumed, people will desire a drink from time to time.

The problem with alcohol is that it’s big and bulky and takes up a large area of space. I suggest that you store spirits and not beers because you get more bang for your buck with spirits.

If you were the only man in your neighborhood that had bottles of single malt whiskey and over proof rum imagine how popular you would be. You would definitely need good security around your precious stash, from people wanting to steal it. (guard dog)

 

Medication

You will definitely be able to trade pills like currency in a post grid down situation. You can definitely bet your bottom dollar that you will be hard up even finding an aspirin. Painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen will be on high demand, as well as cough and cold remedies, and the list of medications for illnesses are endless.

Ammunition

In history, bullets have been used to trade. In the old west men would trade bullets for a drink of alcohol. I’m pretty sure that’s where the term shot glass came from. It was because you could trade a drink for a bullet.

Carrying guns would increase in a post apocalyptic world and that’s where if you have a stock pile of weapons and ammunition, you will be in hot demand. Personally I like crossbow’s and compound bows, as I can fashion my own arrows and have as many as I need on standby.

 

Seeds

If people Required to get themselves going again in the garden they will want seeds. Having a well researched seed bank now will guarantee that you and your family can survive a time like this. If the government falls hard economically and can’t supply the people with food, seeds will be a good item for trading.

Coffee and tea

Coffee and tea products will be highly valuable and will be needed. Everywhere you go now people are drinking coffee and tea in the truck loads. Coffee will certainly be king

 

Batteries

Having batteries properly packaged and stored also will be a great asset. However, batteries don’t store for a long period so you may want to come up with different methods of harnessing power. Solar power and wind turbines directing power back into batteries is a good option.

Spices, sugar and seasonings

Once upon a time pepper was worth its weight in gold literally!

  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Fennel seeds
  • Cumin
  • Curry powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger and garlic powder

These are just some off the items that will be in high demand and also they store for a long period.

 

Fuel

Gasoline, butane, kerosene, oil, propane where are you going to get it?

Just sit and wait at any gas station long enough to see all the automobiles filling up. Stay long enough and you will notice fuel tankers off loading their supplies multiple times a day to keep these stations going.

Imagine the grinding halt that would occur if fuel supply stopped? Everything would stop. Hospitals, buses, trains, airplanes, cars, trucks, shopping centers, electricity companies, water supply and the list goes on and on

 

What skills can I offer to a post apocalyptic, cashless world?

The man or woman who

  • Brews the beer
  • Can pull out a sore tooth
  • Can cut and butcher meats
  • Can hunt game and catch fish
  • Can tan hide and make jerky
  • Can make clothes
  • Can make an ice cube (science)
  • Can craft using metal and wood
  • Can entertain people
  • Can treat illnesses naturally
  • Can grow food
  • Can generate power
  • Can make a coffee
  • Can make glass and pottery

And I could go on forever.

Conclusion

It’s never too late to learn some skill that our grandparents, grandparents used to know. You can find lots of classes on-line or in your area to learn some of these fazed out skills. Sometimes its just asking your old neighbor or perhaps your grandfather how things were done in the old days.

Pick up some books on different survival topics at your local library and educate yourself on these.

Start storing items that will be handy to have, for bartering purposes

Make for yourself a good preppers pantry to have all these organized and do a stock take on these items regularly to check for any spoiled items.

Thank you for reading my blog and I’m interested in what you thought.

Any questions please feel free to leave a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP

Cheers

Dave

treatment for anxiety and panic attacks in or after a disaster

treatment for anxiety and panic attacks in or after a disaster


A disaster close to home

Back in 1989 on a beautiful Thursday afternoon, an earthquake struck Newcastle Australia, with a magnitude 5.6 on the Richter scale. People t the time all over the news coverage said it was a truly frightening experience, one that they will never forget.

This natural disaster killed 13 people and injured at least 160. The Newcastle earthquake at the time was rated Australia’s worst natural disaster in history, as the damage bill topped around 4 billion
I remember this day well because it happened all so fast. We only lived a short distance away from Newcastle where it the earthquake struck. I was 11 years of age and sitting on the lounge, watching a movie on television with a friend. All of a sudden I felt this vibration through the house. We both looked at each other in total amazement as the whole house moved and swayed like we were sitting in a house made of jelly.

We couldn’t believe what had just happened!

As the floor swayed around us, I remember a sound building up and intensifying almost becoming deafening. We rushed outside to see what was going on and to our surprise, all our neighbors were standing outside also.

As kids we didn’t exactly know what had just happened until later that day, we saw the coverage on the news that an earthquake had smashed buildings and devastated homes all throughout Newcastle.

Many weeks after the earthquake, many people were talking about the increasing feelings of anxiety and panic attacks.

The loss of life and all the damage to homes were all too much for some people. Many people thought that possibly another big earthquake could be on the horizon. An earthquake of this size was quite rare in Australia.

Anxiety and fear of the thought of a natural disaster

Do you get anxious and stressed at the thought of a natural disaster happening where you live? The people of Japan were all going about their business back in 2011 when the fatal and devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck and then followed by a powerful tsunami. We all remember the footage of the massive wall of water enveloping everything in its path.

Should we live in fear that this could happen where we live?

Some countries live in constant fear that someday soon the location where they live could be devastated by a natural disaster. The majority of people who live in Japan, South America, New Zealand (to name a few) all know that at any moment a disaster could strike.

Scientists have long been saying that California is long over due for a massive quake, and that anything over a 9.0 magnitude would have devastating effects. This is quite scary as a quake of this magnitude and on this level of destruction would have massive negative implications on the economy, which could lead to massive population unrest.

Melt down mode

Back in 1997 a tragedy occurred in Australia at the ski village of Thredbo. In the late stages of the night in sub-zero temperatures a landslide occurred and destroyed two buildings killing 18 people. One of the survivors was a ski instructor named Stuart Diver. He endured 11 hours in the freezing cold under a slab of concrete, deep under the rubble with water flowing around him.

It was a truly magnificent show of human strength and courage by Stuart and the rescue team and the images that were seen across the world were etched in all our minds.

Later on some 15 years later I saw an interview on television with Stuart. He told the viewers of his personal melt down and struggle with depression, fear and panic attacks. He lives a constant reminder of how lucky he was to survive but the sorrow of losing the person he loved in the disaster that took place.

Learn meditation to calm your thoughts

Meditation is a process of calming your thoughts through breathing and thinking. If we learn how to do this now, we can control our emotions in any given circumstance. Meditation will lower your heart rate and clear your mind on the things you will be needing to do.



The word fear is broken down like this

F – forget

E – everything

A – and

R – run

Its amazing what the human body does when its faced with a fight or flight situation. Your body goes into hyper sensitive mode readying your body for acute awareness to take immediate action. The only thing is that these days people don’t know how to go back to normal when they are faced with a fearful situation.

Back in early human history, our ancestors had many stressful and sometimes life threatening things happen in a single day. Whether it was a Sabre tooth tiger running behind you or a wooly mammoth trying to eat you, your body would gear its self up for survival and operate very efficiently to survive. However, the body would recover its normal behavior a short time later until the next stressful situation.

Now if someone cuts us off on the freeway or bangs into our shopping trolley we straight away go into fight or flight mode, we find it hard to wind back down. This is because we live in a time when everything is so fast paced with a lot going on. This raised awareness of fight or flight many times throughout the day leads to massive amounts of stress and eventually this type of continual stress will give the body to all sorts of disease in the body.

When in fight or flight mode you will experience many changes in the body. Do you feel like this when your fearful or experiencing a panic attack?

  • Raised heart beat
  • Sweety and clammy with perspiration
  • Very acute awareness
  • Your mouth goes dry
  • Everything goes very loud

Conclusion

When reading about the many hardships people are facing all around the world due to going through natural disasters or perhaps their own personal disaster, we can take stock now to learn how to control our emotions so they don’t control us. Take time to learn how to meditate and you will see many benefits in a short period.

I have experienced both anxiety and panic attacks on and off throughout my life and only recently learned of the powerful effects of meditation. I know firsthand how debilitating these can be on everyday life, but there is a way out

 

 

Natural and herbal remedies

Natural and herbal remedies


Healing medicine is all around us growing naturally and the best part… it’s for free

Throughout the ages, man has used an array of different herbs, plants and trees as a way of treating the human body. Throughout my research of natural and herbal remedies, I quickly discovered that the human body responds very well when it’s treated naturally to illness and infection.

The human body is made up of 60% water and then the many different elements that we find in the earth such as carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, calcium, hydrogen and phosphorus. When the body is in need of repair, it replenishes itself. It then stands to reason that what the body needs is a natural shot of herbal and plant based remedies.

 

For thousands of years humans have been using what occurs naturally around them in their environments. The writings and pictures of the ancient world can help us develop and store a huge wealth of knowledge on the different variety of medicines that occurs naturally in plants.

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A ancient world lost that can teach us so much

In ancient times of the past, people knew the different ingredients needed to help and even cure certain ailments. Sometimes in different tribes medicine men would be appointed to give the sick person a concoction of different tonics and potions made from herbs, roots, bark, sap, oils and honey

In ancient Egypt, hieroglyphs that have been decoded give us a detailed and complex insight into medicine. The many ruines in the Nile region paint a picture of healing through herbs and plants.

These people expanded their horizons through the use of ships, sailing up and down the Nile river and along the Medderteran coast. There exploring these areas led them to different peoples and cultures enhancing their knowledge in different medicines.

These ancient people were very proficient in herbal remedies and there uses throughout Egypt and their uses were extensive. One example was there use of honey as a antiseptic is well documented

In ancient Israel the Bible speaks of olive oil and wine as having healing benefits for broken skin and different sicknesses. In the bible book of Proverbs the wise King Solomon spoke of the benefits of Honey comb, wine and oil for healing.

The indigenous people of Australia have many natural ways that they use though the use of plants to fight disease like cancer. For example they used the leaf from the Gumby Gumby tree, boiling the leaf making tea. The tribesmen speak of its effectiveness in treating the common cold.

This is a lost information and you may ask yourself, where did all this knowledge go? We are now so heavily dependent these days on over the counter drugs. If we have a headache or have suffered a wound we head straight to the doctors.

Alot of this ancient information was written down in a few different ways. The most common method to write information was on papyrus paper or stone tablet. Some fragments of papyrus scrolls have been unearthed in recent years and archeologists continue to find stone engravings of ancient life, that gives us a insight on how and what these people used to heal themselves

Is it possible that we could also tap into this same information

We live in a time now where ancient medicine is viewed as outdated and even irrelevant. However there’s a stong movement building in society, supporting the powerful benefits of natural and herbal remedies. Social media and news item’s confirm the growing intrest in this area.

But my main focus in this post is to ask. Do we know enough information on how to heal and cure ourselves if there was no more doctors or conventional medicine outlets? What if the power grid and the major services stop and come to a grinding halt?


Natural disasters around the globe are definitely more destructive and intense then ever before. Do you know that earthquakes have doubled in regularity and intensity in the last one hundred years. Do you remember Chiapas in 2017 Ecuador in 2016 and Chili in 2015? These earthquakes all were around the 8.0 magnitude mark hitting with destructive force and displacing many people

Hurricanes are more intense and destructive than ever before. Hurricane Katrina, Sandy and Ike were furious storms displacing many and costing many billions in damages. Do you remember the images we saw on television of the destructiveness of Katrina and the lawlessness that soon followed. This will happen again. The question is are we prepared for it?

Heat waves throughout the world are breaking records like never before. Nuclear war and cyber attacks are a constant threat from many countries. Terrorism, EMP strikes, food and water contamination and total global economic breakdown isn’t far off from the horizon.

In a disaster whether man made or natural we could find ourselves in a situation where we don’t have any access to medicine or doctors. If we had to flee our homes last minute and we were to find our selves under prepared for such a scenario, would we be able to treat things such as infection, illness and pain?

Its up to you right now to start to educate yourself in the many different ways you can harness the natural healing powers of nature

Thanks for reading and any questions please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below

Cheers

Dave

 

 

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