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• EMOTIONAL Mindset, coping tools
• FINANCIAL Investments, holdings, barter
• MEDICAL Self-help, first aid, food, water
• COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSPORTATION
Best Source of Information for Predicting Local, National and Global Calamity: Trends Journal
The Trends Journal® is the World's #1 source for the most important trends that are shaping the future. The Trends Journal® shows you how these trends will affect your life, how to profit from them, and what to do to survive and avoid pitfalls. Regardless of business or profession, the Trends Journal® provides insights, strategies and opportunities to help you navigate these treacherous, unprecedented times. The Trends Research Institute's director is a Guided Chaos Black Belt. He must know something.
Best Source of Alternative Health Information: Mercola.com
Staying healthy without drugs. Find out the foods that are killing you as well as home and workplace toxins you've never heard of. Lose weight without dieting by determining your metabolic type. Stay out of the hospital and doctor's office by discovering the little-known everyday habits that are debilitating the majority of Americans. Survive the perils of corporate factory farming (both animal and vegetable) and our sickness-based health care system.
How to Get Out of the Hospital Alive:
Available from Amazon
180,000 Americans die of preventable medical mistakes each year. What's more, 5 to 10 percent of hospitalized patients will acquire an infection they didn't have before, while 6.5 percent will have a bad reaction to drugs. But there's a lot you can do to make your stay safer and survive.
How to Survive Addiction:
Sober University by Cheryl Adler
If you are struggling with an addiction, whether to alcohol, prescription drugs, illicit drugs, overeating, anorexia, bulimia, gambling and debt, or shopping, or if you are involved in an unhealthy relationship, Sober University can guide you in your next steps toward recovery and can help you to strengthen and maintain your sobriety. Sober University, written by author Cheryl Adler, is divided into four courses, designed for any addict at any stage who is ready to seek a sober life. It will give its readers hope for a realistic, practical and fulfilling journey to sobriety.
How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It:
Available from Amazon
It would only take one unthinkable event to disrupt our way of life. If there is a terrorist attack, a global pandemic, or sharp currency devaluation--you may be forced to fend for yourself in ways you've never imagined. Where would you get water? How would you communicate with relatives who live in other states? What would you use for fuel? Survivalist expert James Wesley, Rawles, author of Patriots and editor of SurvivalBlog.com, shares the essential tools and skills you will need for you family to survive, including:
Water: Filtration, transport, storage, and treatment options.
Food Storage: How much to store, pack-it-yourself methods, storage space and rotation, countering vermin.
Fuel and Home Power: Home heating fuels, fuel storage safety, backup generators.
Garden, Orchard Trees, and Small Livestock: Gardening basics, non-hybrid seeds, greenhouses; choosing the right livestock.
Medical Supplies and Training: Building a first aid kit, minor surgery, chronic health issues.
Communications: Following international news, staying in touch with loved ones.
Home Security: Your panic room, self-defense training and tools.
When to Get Outta Dodge: Vehicle selection, kit packing lists, routes and planning.
Investing and Barter: Tangibles investing, building your barter stockpile. And much more.
How to Survive a Violent Attack On Your Life
Real violence is ugly, unpredictable and chaotic by nature. Your attacker obeys no rules and neither should you. During a real fight for your life, it is virtually impossible to deliver a stylized technique effectively; the speed, chaos, viciousness, confusion, and utter terror associated with a real fight prevents this. Your nervous system simply becomes overloaded with the flood of sensory stimuli. You can't treat your brain like an electronic dictionary of self-defense responses and expect it to select the right "technique" to counter a "matching" attack under extreme duress and help you escape. It simply doesn't work that way. If you've been programmed by training a specific response to a specific attack, your defense will fail if the attack changes by even one inch from the way you've trained.
This is true whether you know one technique or one thousand. How will your body know when to deliver the strike if the sensory data it is being bombarded with has no correlation to your practice? Since all serious (non-sparring) fights are literally hell-storms of chaos, you cannot rely confidently on choreographed training. This is not conjecture. It has been proven through exhaustive experience, countless police and morgue reports, and testimonials by police officers with high-ranking belts from various styles who's classical training failed them when the spit hit the fan.
In Guided Chaos you train dynamic principles of movement only which accelerates learning and adaptability. The main ones are Body Unity, Looseness, Balance, Sensitivity and Total Freedom of Action. There are many others, but they all focus on developing your subconscious neural pathways, resulting in what some would call "natural motion" and others would call "chi." These are developed through unusual drills and exercises and combined with the simple deadly strikes of Close Quarters Combat developed by Fairbairn, Sykes and Colonel Rex Applegate and proven in World War II. Memorized motion as in "if you do that then I'll do this" is eliminated--as well as the delay it causes.
Escape. Survival. Adaptability.
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How to Survive a Gun or Knife Attack--Barehanded or Armed
The Guided Chaos Weapons DVD Series
NO B.S. From the military to civilians and even the police--knife, gun and stick fighting is often taught unrealistically. Based on the brutal, bloody, forensic homicide research of former New York detective John Perkins plus Perkins' over 100 seriously violent arrests, this comprehensive 4 part DVD series separates film fantasy from forensic fact and dojo delusions from real combat.
Best Weapon for Fighting Off a Home Invasion
Consider: Handguns, approx. 10% of shootings in general are fatal whether one or more shots. Knife, approx. 3% one or more stabs/slashes etc. Baseball bat, approx, 20% one or more strikes lethal. Shotgun or high power rifle, approx. 90% lethal one shot in torso or head.
CCR WILL SAVE MORE LIVES THAN CPR (from Mercola.com)
Cardiocerebral resuscitation or “CCR” is the most important advance in the care of patients in cardiac arrest since cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was first described. Some physicians refer to CCR as the new form of CPR, whereas others refer to it simply as the replacement for traditional CPR.
Critics of traditional CPR have stated that the emphasis on early ventilation is misguided. These airway interventions take time away from performing adequate chest compressions, and they also produce an increase in intrathoracic pressure, decreasing venous return and thus cardiac output -- not a good thing in a patient in cardiac arrest.
CCR includes continuous chest compressions with no early ventilations. A recent study that compared CCR with standard CPR in patients demonstrated that both survival and percentage of survivors with good neurological outcome were significantly improved in those who underwent CCR.
First-aid kits: Stock supplies that can save lives
(From the Mayo clinic)
A well-stocked first-aid kit can help you respond effectively to common injuries and emergencies. Keep at least one first-aid kit in your home and one in your car. Store your kits in easy-to-retrieve locations thatare out of the reach of young children. Children old enough to understand the purpose of the kits should know where they are stored.
You can purchase first-aid kits at many drugstores or assemble your own. Contents of a first-aid kit should include:
- Adhesive tape
- Antibiotic ointment
- Antiseptic solution or towelettes
- Bandages, including a roll of elastic wrap (Ace, Coban, others) and bandage strips (Band-Aid, Curad, others) in assorted sizes
- Instant cold packs
- Cotton balls and cotton-tipped swabs
- Disposable latex or synthetic gloves, at least two pairs
- Duct tape
- Gauze pads and roller gauze in assorted sizes
- Eye goggles
- First-aid manual
- Petroleum jelly or other lubricant
- Plastic bags for the disposal of contaminated materials
- Safety pins in assorted sizes
- Save-A-Tooth storage device containing salt solution and a travel case
- Scissors, tweezers and a needle
- Soap or instant hand sanitizer
- Sterile eyewash, such as a saline solution
- Triangular bandage
- Turkey baster or other bulb suction device for flushing out wounds
- Activated charcoal (use only if instructed by your poison control center)
- Aloe vera gel
- Anti-diarrhea medication
- Over-the-counter oral antihistamine (Benadryl, others)
- Aspirin and nonaspirin pain relievers (never give aspirin to children)
- Calamine lotion
- Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream
- Personal medications that don't need refrigeration
- If prescribed by your doctor, drugs to treat an allergic attack, such as an auto-injector of epinephrine (EpiPen)
- Syringe, medicine cup or spoon
- Cell phone and recharger that uses the accessory plug in your car dash
- Emergency phone numbers, including contact information for your family doctor and pediatrician, local emergency services, emergency road service providers and the regional poison control center
- Medical consent forms for each family member
- Medical history forms for each family member
- Small, waterproof flashlight and extra batteries
- Candles and matches for cold climates
- Mylar emergency blanket
- First-aid instruction manual
Give your kit a checkup
Check your first-aid kits regularly, at least every three months, to be sure the flashlight batteries work and to replace supplies that have expired.
In addition, take a first-aid course to prepare for a possible medical emergency. Be sure the course covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED). Renew your CPR certification at least every two years.
Prepare children for medical emergencies in age-appropriate ways. The American Red Cross offers a number of helpful resources, including classes designed to help children understand and use first-aid techniques.