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Knife importance

August 19, 2019

The knife is the most important survival tool and is an absolute necessity for survival and everyday carry, as you never know when it will be needed.

A good knife can be used for everyday projects, quick fixes to equipment or vehicles, defense, shelter building, fire starting, hunting, cleaning and preparing food, etc.

A quality knife or set of knives is the most important tool required for survival. There is a wide variety of types of knives out there from the ridiculous Rambo knife to the practical Swiss Army tool.

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Fire

August 12, 2019

Fire is very important in survival situations. It gives warmth, provides light, helps you cook food and gives a reassuring feeling that you can survive any end-of-the-world scenario as well as a simple camp-out on the weekend.

What to do if bit by a poisonous snake in the Sierra Nevadas and high deserts

August 9, 2019

Keep the victim calm. Stress increases blood flow, thereby endangering the patient by speeding the venom into the system.
• Stop all movement of the injured extremity. Movement will move the venom into the circulation faster, so do your best to keep the limb still.
• Clean the wound thoroughly to remove any venom that isn’t deep in the wound, and
• Remove rings and bracelets from an affected extremity. Swelling is likely to occur.
• Position the extremity below the level of the heart; this also slows the transport of venom.
• Wrap with compression bandages as you would an orthopedic injury, but continue it further up the limb than usual. Bandaging begins two to four inches above the bite (towards the heart), winding around and moving up, then back down over the bite and past it towards the hand or foot.
• Keep the wrapping about as tight as when dressing a sprained ankle. If it is too tight, the patient will reflexively move the limb, and move the venom around.
• Do not use tourniquets, which will do more harm than good.
• Draw a circle, if possible, around the affected area. As time progresses, you will see improvement or worsening at the site more clearly. This is a useful strategy to follow any local reaction or infection.
The limb should then be rested, and perhaps immobilized with a splint or sling. The less movement there is, the better. Keep the patient on bed rest, with the bite site lower than the heart for 24-48 hours. This strategy also works for bites from venomous lizards, like Gila monsters.
It is no longer recommended to make an incision and try to suck out the venom with your mouth. If done more than 3 minutes after the actual bite, it would remove perhaps 1/1000 of the venom and could cause damage or infection to the bitten area. A Sawyer Extractor (a syringe with a suction cup) is more modern, but is also fairly ineffective in eliminating more than a small amount of the venom. These methods fail, mostly, due to the speed at which the venom is absorbed.

Free on Election Day firearms in Reno Nevada

July 23, 2019

I am offering it to our free from introduction class until further notice. This is for people who have never shot or would like to know about Firearms before you’re making a educated decision I’m taking away everyone’s right to own a firearm. Reservation only call 775-741-0735

Purify water

July 12, 2019

A clear plastic bottle filled with water, exposed to the sun for 6 hours will make the water safe to drink (see the caveat list). In fact, the effectiveness of terminating harmful bacteria is an amazing 5-Nines, that is, 99.999 percent!

List of germs that are terminated from UV-A sunlight exposure at 6 hours

  • Bacteria – Escherichia coli
  • Bacteria – Vibrio cholera
  • Bacteria – Salmonella
  • Bacteria – Shigella flexneri
  • Bacteria – Campylobacter jejuni
  • Bacteria – Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Virus – Rotavirus
  • Parasites – Giardia
  • Parasites – Cryptosporidium (needs 10 hours exposure)

Important everyday carry for life and survival item one

June 17, 2019

You should never go anywhere without some type of cutting device. Whether it’s a pocket knife Anon folder, a fixed blade, nail clippers but some type of a knife or cutting device. This device can be used to help fashion improvised items in situations what do you need to cut a pizza, cut a sandwich in half, remove a splinter, cut off a pant leg or shirt, or defense. A knife is crucial

Weekly survival items to carry post

June 17, 2019

The number one item to carry and have with you is your mind in the knowledge of survival. Learn the rules of 3 if you don’t know those check the website mountain survival.com and determine those.

Old methods work

June 17, 2019

On a search a couple weeks ago the incident management team had to wait for a helicopter to get us a GPS location of an incident. They have forgotten old map navigation techniques called intersection.

Sometimes old procedures work better than new procedures

June 17, 2019

We had a fire in Reno and the incident management team had to wait for the helicopter to give them a a GPS location of where the fire was burning.

What’s interesting is that this could have been done instantaneously with the teams that were already out in the field by using a compass message called intersection.

Carry baby wipes

June 17, 2019

One item that’s a great accessory for your survival pack or even backpacking pack are baby wipes. These can clean a wound and clean yourself and keep you hygienically healthy when there’s lack of water.

Keep it easily accessible.