Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Improvising for Your Survival - Dealing with Limited Resources

When your resources are limited due to a crisis, your ability to improvise will help you survive and find the resources you may be lacking. It will be your ability to “make do” with what is available that will enable you to survive even the worst of circumstances.

The problem with resources is the fact that they may not be readily apparent at first glance.  The more common the use of an item has will be a definite deterrent to the process. This will make it harder for you to envision a different use that can be applied to fit your needs. We all have a tendency to view things in a more normal application of their use during normal times.

In a period of crisis, you will need to switch your thinking to an “outside of the box” mentality. This is where a simpler type of thinking will be of benefit. The best way to approach the problem of limited resources is by viewing everything as a multi-use item.

Many of us are familiar with various multi-use items like a bandanna or duct tape. This can also be applied to a multitude of different items in a crisis. Just don’t limit your thoughts to the specific or more common use of an item and you will find new ways to use things that aren’t readily apparent. Don’t place arbitrary limits on your resources until you’ve given it some thought.

Got a solution for limited resources?

Staying above the water line!



vlad said...


Make a hooded poncho with duct tape and shower curtain.

vlad said...

Stealth hunting
You may need to hunt over bait with 22 rifle and quiet subsonic ammo to feed your children.
..... we also keep a couple 50# bags of black oil sunflower seeds around as the Mrs. is an avid bird/wildlife watcher....... our visitors include doves, squirrels, raccoons, porcupines, and black bears. Easy protein, without leaving the yard.

re CCI 22 CB Longs
Survival Guns by Mel Tappan
page 177 quote " In a barrel of 22" or longer the CB cap is almost totally silent.
At a distance of 8 feet from the muzzle of my 24" Anschutz, the sound level from firing
was only 9 db, and at 15 feet was totally inaudible. Not only does this lack of noise make the CCI long CB caps desirable for indoor
or backyard target practice, it makes them virtually a necessity for survival use should you ever need to do some shooting without
attracting attention or alarming game in the neighborhood." unquote
Remington CB 33 gr @ 740 fps = 40 ft lb
Remington subsonic 22LR 38 gr @ 1050 = 93 ft lb, is very little louder than the CB. From Marlin
model 25 22LR rifle I put 3 Remington subsonics in 3/4 inch group at 50 yards.

Tossing Rocks – shooting subsonic 22
Lethality of the 22LR
If I have "only" my 22 rifle they will be lucky if they do not catch me.
My 10-22 with E Arthur Brown 1:9 twist barrel shoots Aguila SSS 60 gr in 3/8" groups at 50 yards. It is surprisingly quiet. No need for ear protection. 60 gr @ 950 fps = 120 ft lbs

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