Category: Podcast Files

Realistic Preparedness Podcast

Sanitation in Emergency Situations

We’ve touched on different pieces of this recently, but with this podcast, we’re going to pull all of those pieces together into a unified plan. Now, I know that this is not the most glamorous topic imaginable, but maybe that is one of the reasons that it so often gets overlooked when people are getting prepared for emergency situations. No one wants to think about the toilets not working, piles of dirty laundry on the...

Realistic Preparedness Podcast

Sleeping Bags: Tips, Tricks and Choices

In this podcast we’ll go over some tips and tricks on how to get the most out of the sleeping bag that you already have, as well as what to look for when shopping for a new bag… Specific topics include: Temperature Rating Systems Down vs. Synthetic Fill Features to Look For Styles of Sleeping Bag How to Evaluate a Bag Before Purchase Tricks to Staying Warm Getting the Most Out of Your Sleeping Bag...

Emergency Medical Kits

Emergency Medical Kits

This is the second in a three part series on first aid kits, emergency medical kits and basic medical concerns during disasters. The emergency medical kit is more extensive than the first aid kit, so it can handle a larger number of problems as well as dealing with some issues more completely. If a real doctor is just not realistically available, then it can lessen your need to have to seek professional medical treatment during...

Building Your Own First Aid Kit

Building Your Own First Aid Kit

This is the first in a three part series on first aid kits, emergency medical kits and basic medical concerns during events like disasters. We’re going to focus on first aid kits today and set the groundwork for the next two episodes which will cover the more extensive emergency medical kits and then some specifics on how to pack and organize both kinds of kits, some specific recommendations on what to put into them and...

An Overview of Knife Blade Steels

An Overview of Knife Blade Steels

The goal of this podcast is to give you a solid overview of some of the main things you should know about steel when shopping for a new knife. We’ll give you an overview of these different factors and see that the steel used, heat treatment and blade design all really work together to affect how a knife blade performs.

Freeze Dried Meals Commentary

Freeze Dried Meals Commentary

The claims made by some food companies are totally unrealistic. Some businesses do not make their own food at all, just market the products made by others. Dehydrated Meals are not bad, but the marketing on them is just insane. Where meals from a pouch makes the most sense is as a piece of a larger food plan. However, investing heavily into a stack of buckets filled with unrealistic “servings” of these meals just doesn’t...

Food Storage Concerns and Common Choices

Food Storage Concerns and Common Choices

Survival Food Storage Options Part Two Food Storage Concerns and Common Choices People have commonly stored food, except for in about the last fifty years. Advances in packaging make food storage much easier than it was in the past.  We are working to protect food from heat, light, oxygen, moisture and pests to maximize it’s shelf life.