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Today at 06:09 AM Changing content recommendations for survival kits by WesleyH

I have noticed that most current survival recommendations seem to have moved away from bouillon cubes as an element. Even though John McCann's book, "Stay Alive, Survival skills you need" (1st ed) does mention them for smaller kits. While Len McDougall's book "Practical Outdoor survival" does not mention them. Bradford Angier's book, "How to stay alive in the woods," Casually mentions broth or soup, while Creek Stewart's book, "Build the perfect Bug out bag," does not. .

What is the current thinking on Bouillion cubes? How many for a small or medium kit?

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07/28/16 06:37 PM 2nd hand ( used) PLB's - Any drawbacks? by TeacherRO

I found a used spot locator beacon - other than re registering it, are there any other considerations? ( besides getting the right batteries)
Is there a way to test it?


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07/20/16 04:24 PM Living near a nuclear power plant by Jesselp

Hello folks! Long time, no post.

My wife and I are considering moving our family to a more rural area. We currently live on the coast of Nassau County, NY (Long Island), just outside of New York City. We have identified the area of Putnam County, NY, and specifically the area around Cold Spring, NY, as an area we might like to live in. Good public schools, easy access to outdoors recreation, larger house plots, etc.

One aspect of the area we cannot wrap our heads around is its proximity to the Indian Point nuclear power plant. For those who do not know, this is a nuclear plan located in Westchester County, NY, that is about 13-15 miles away from the area we are looking at (and a little over 50 miles from where we are now).

One of the reasons we are considering the move is that we don't know how sustainable living on a barrier island in the Atlantic is going to be. We had a very close call with Superstorm Sandy, and would rather not go through that again. But it seems to be a polls errand to move out or hurricane danger and into nuclear danger.

So the question is: How dangerous is it to live 15 miles or less from a nuclear power plant? If I moved there, what additional preps or precautions would I want to take to keep my family safe if anything went wrong (or am I so close that my preps really wouldn't matter!) I ask this without making any value judgement about nuclear power. I'm trying to figure out if I should cross this area - which we really like - off of our list.

Thanks for the advice!

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07/13/16 09:11 PM Favorite PLB/ system? by TeacherRO

Have you bought or used a personal locator beacon? What are you impressions of cost, coverage and ease of use? ( links to articles welcome)


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07/11/16 01:42 PM Crowdfunded Smart Watch PLB Scam or Naive? by Doug_Ritter


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