Survival Tips

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I post a daily survival/prepping tip on Facebook and Twitter (@TimGamble) using the hashtag #SurvivalTip. Here is a list of those daily tips in one place. This list will be updated often with additional tips, so please check back often.

#SurvivalTip 1 – Keep your cell phone fully charged at all times. 

#SurvivalTip 2 – Keep your vehicles gassed up. Never let them drop below ½ tank. 

#SurvivalTip 3 – Carry a lot of EDC gear? Be sure to empty all your pockets before adding to the wash. 

#SurvivalTip 4 – Don't forget about first aid supplies. Include in your EDC, vehicles, bailout bags, etc. 

#SurvivalTip 5 – Physical fitness is very important. Walking, hiking, biking, and swimming make great exercise for preppers. 

#SurvivalTip 6 – Deal now with any dental issues you have, so you don't have to during an emergency. 

#SurvivalTip 7 – Invest in a good road atlas & maps of your area(s). GPS & Google Maps may not work in an emergency. 

#SurvivalTip 8 – Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands before eating, after using the restroom & after contact with the sick. 

#SurvivalTip 9 – Remember to include toothpaste, brushes & dental floss in your bugout kits and long-term supplies. 

#SurvivalTip 10 – Over the years, my Swiss Army Knife has proved to be my most often useful piece of EDC gear. 

#SurvivalTip 11 – Keep a spare jacket, gloves, and toboggan in your vehicle (consider a blanket, too). 

#SurvivalTip 12 – Having extra cash (on you, in your BOB, and at home) is a good idea. ATMs may be down. 

#SurvivalTip 13 – Keep quarters in your car: pay phones, parking meters, air for tires, drink/snack machines, etc. 

#SurvivalTip 14 – Keep your vehicle in good repair. Don't face disaster with bad brakes or faulty transmission. 

#SurvivalTip 15 – Mental attitude is key – build good relationships (family, friends, neighbors, God...). 

#SurvivalTip 16 – Have multiple plans. Unexpected events often force us to alter/abandon even the best laid plans. 

#SurvivalTip 17 – Next to mental attitude, health is the most important factor in survival. Take care of yours. 

#SurvivalTip 18 – Stop smoking. It saps your health and finances, and you don't want to face withdrawal during a crisis. 

#SurvivalTip 19 – Don't try to be Rambo or Wyatt Earp during a crisis. Chances are you'll only get yourself and family killed. 

#SurvivalTip 20 – Guns and ammo are important – and fun – preps, but survival will entail more than just that... 

#SurvivalTip 21 – Home school your kids or send them to private school. Public schools have become indoctrination centers. 

#SurvivalTip 22 – A good, easy read for understanding economics is “Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?” by Richard J. Maybury 

#SurvivalTip 23 – Getting out of debt is hard, but leads to less stress, more money, and more flexibility in your planning. 

#SurvivalTip 24 – Dealing with debt? Check out Dave Ramsey's books, website, and radio show. Just google "Dave Ramsey." 

#SurvivalTip 25 – With shoes and clothes, forget fashion. Go instead for utility and durability. 

#SurvivalTip 26 – Even if you don't need them on a daily basis, a good pair of steel-toed work boots are a necessity. 

#SurvivalTip 27 – When acquiring tools and other gear, quality is more important than quantity. 

#SurvivalTip 28 – Newbie to prepping? Concentrate first on acquiring a few weeks worth of food and water, as well as basic first aid supplies. 

#SurvivalTip 29 – New to prepping? For your first new skill to acquire, take a good first aid/CPR course. 

#SurvivalTip 30 – Homesteading at a remote rural location is many folks idea of prepping, but there are other ways. Don't fall for the idea that there is a single correct way for all. 

#SurvivalTip 31 – On prescription medications? Work with your Doc to acquire a 60 or 90 day supply, rather than typical 30. 

#SurvivalTip 32 – Think safety. Check your smoke detectors. Have a fire extinguisher or two, and know how to use them. 

#SurvivalTip 33 – Think safety. Acquire steel-toed boots, safety glasses, and work gloves. Use as needed. 

#SurvivalTip 34 – Think safety. Remember to lock your doors & windows. Install deadbolts & peep holes.  

#SurvivalTip 35 – Think safety. Consider window bars and/or planting roses & other thorny plants under your windows.   

#SurvivalTip 36 – Think safety. Make sure tires & brakes are in good condition and all headlights & other lights are working. 

#SurvivalTip 37 – Everyone in your family/group should take a good self-defense course. 

#SurvivalTip 38 – A good self-defense course won't just cover self-defense, but also give info on avoiding dangerous situations.  

#SurvivalTip 39 – Avoid dangerous neighborhoods and sections of town. Travel, walk, shop in groups

#SurvivalTip 40 – Park in a highly visible, well-light location near the entrance to minimize chances of ambush & muggings. 

Please leave your prepping tips in the comments section below.

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