3 Unique Survival Tips That Might Just Save Your Life

There are always those little things that many find out too late or don’t realize what they could do until they are in the thick of the problem with no resource or best practice. So below are three survival tips that just might save your life in the future. Always remember that the quote “knowledge is power” is just that, so always seek knowledge in survival techniques and best practices in preparation. Finally, always remember, there is no other community than the survival community that is the most critical of each other. Everyone wants to gain masterpoints by trying to prove others wrong. This is why I will always tell you to practice, and prove to yourself techniques work so you do not need to deal with the drama of know it alls because you yourself have practiced and know what “your” knowledge has proven to yourself :). So take all advice with a grain of salt, practice for yourself, and tweak it if need be, so it works for you.

1. So picture yourself in any spontaneous survival situation. Such as a car breaking down in the middle of nowhere, camping, hiking, or mountain climbing in the wilderness and having an accident, or many other scenarios where as soon as it happens you realize your phone is running out of power. Now, common sense tells you to “first” try 911, then make a couple of calls to people you think you can get a hold of if you do have service. Then make sure one of the first things you do after that is to change the voicemail on your phone so that it describes your current situation with as many details as you can think of.
Things like; your leg is broken, your whereabouts, (grid coordinates, mile marker, mountain ridge, etc). out of gas, staying put, or direction of travel, the amount of aid or supplies you have all are good to leave as your new voicemail. The reason? Because even when your phone runs out of power and dies, others will still get your voicemail response when they call your phone.

2. How about if you find yourself with that one piece of survival equipment that you had stored for a long time, and you realize its AA batteries are dead. Now what? You take the time to search through everything you have and only find AAA batteries but no AAs anywhere.
This is when you tear yourself off a piece of foil paper, roll it up into a very tight ball just big enough to fit snug in the space between your AAA battery and your piece of equipment. This filler will fill the space making the connection needed to power your device. Make sure to practice at home now so you have this experience to take with you.

3. Your driving in the wilderness and your car dies, it is cold, you’re stranded and you know you have got to get a fire going soon. So you look all through the car and glovebox and the trunk of your car for a lighter or set of matches and find nothing. But what you do find is a graphite pencil in the glovebox, your jumper cables in the trunk, and you know your car battery has a charge in it. So here are some very easy steps to quickly start a fire.
a. First prep your pencil. Take off the eraser and metal backing. Next, shave the pencil down the middle longways so you see the graphite down the center.
b. Next, you look at your jumper cables and trace the wires down to the teeth and make sure the teeth of the cables that are connected to the wire are embedded on the exposed graphite of the pencil. Clamp both the red and black clamp on opposite sides of the pencil.
c. Then take the other end of the jumper cables and hook them up on the battery just like if you were going to jump another car. Now make sure the end with the pencil is where you want it to start a fire because the minute this connection is made, the graphite heats up and within seconds the wood of the pencil will burst into flames. Thus instant fire starter to add to your kindling.

Knowledge is power, so go and practice these 3 unique survival skills to have the experience needed in your memory banks.

“Charlie Mike” (Continue the Mission)

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"Charlie Mike" (Continue the Mission): An Introduction

Hello my Brother and Sister Patriots and War-fighters, my name is Gregg C. Cummings, and I will be sharing with you my strong perspectives on our patriotism, our sovereignty, and our condition of readiness. I developed this website to do just that, to hear from the perspectives of veterans, and well-seasoned patriots on issues of the day, as well as life after active duty, but before we dive into those details, I need to tell you a little more about me. I was born to understand the love for my country, not just because school said we should be proud, but because I grew up feeling “America” physically, and spiritually through nature, from living on campgrounds that my father managed. Experiencing the “Great American Experiment”, which surrounded every aspect of my life. My father, a WWII, Korean War and Vietnam Veteran, was definitely a personal hero to me as a child. I was camping at a very young age, making homemade bows, arrows, and spears, and running wild in the woods with my brothers before the age ten. We raised horses, hogs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, sheep and working hard alongside my brothers in it all. I joined the boy scouts and became a star scout before it was over. Then because I stuttered as a kid, fighting all the time was a norm for me, so my dad signed me up at a boxing gym to learn how to fight so I would not fall short as often. Watching my very traditional American mother struggle through the years after their divorce gave me a great respect for women in general for the hardships they have faced throughout history and still face today. Joining the military right out of high school I became a small arms specialist, a paratrooper, then became an engineer. During my military career I graduated from numerous combat-oriented trainings, and became a Ranger, Air Assault, Jump Master, and Rappel Master to name a few, and was an Instructor for Air Assault school, and Rappel Master School, as well as a Pre-Ranger Course, and served in real world theaters in Honduras on the Nicaraguan border, in the sands of Iraq and the Island of Haiti. Having duty stations in Ft Benning, GA, Stuttgart Germany, and Ft Bragg N.C. After the military, I finished my schooling with a degree in Sociology. I worked as a family counselor for a little while and a Police Officer for quite some time before jumping right into politics when the Tea Party Movement was triggered throughout the land. I founded We The People Tea Party of Southern Iowa, co-founded the Iowa Grassroots Coalition, and also worked nationally with both Strong America Now and the Tea Party Patriots. More recently, I co-founded and am the Vice President of the US First Defense Coalition, which brings together for the first time many border sheriffs and border citizen rancher coalitions, Angel Moms, as well as voices from the Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies, into this single communication strength, that gives America a message, a place to go to for real reports, news and statistics, away from the fake and twisted news from the main stream media and congress. You will find this organization under the USFDC tab above. Now, I am consulting for some good companies and political advocacy organizations, such as, Patriot Mission out of Florida, who works with transitioning veterans who want to become entrepreneurs, and also with Vortex Blockchain Technologies out of Des Moines, Iowa, who are developing a one of a kind blockchain voting machines that are so needed and far overdue in our free Republic. So, because I have experience and networks of these focused demographics of Grassroot Americans, Law Enforcement, EMS and Military Veterans, I saw a need to launch this website and in a couple of months, a YouTube channel that will work hand and hand together. The opportunity, need and timing is now, and it is essential for the American society to truly wake up, listen to the voices of those who have sacrificed, so We The People can feed the equal justice needed to achieve our individual pursuit of happiness, as Americans, not as a skin color, not as a class, not as a hyphen, not as a gender, and not divided by sectoring each other away from one another in the name of diversity, but instead to unite each other by melting into one Nation, one People, in the name of university; E Pluribus Unum (from the many, one). Langston Hughes, the famous poet said it best, when he said, “America, the land that never has been, yet, but yet, must be.”He wasn’t trying to dismantle the American dream by those words, but to embrace it by recognizing the importance of what that dream actually is, which later Martin Luther King Jr., gave us a speech to that vision as well. Here is our Mission: To create an absolute, We The People network system, dedicated to Truth, Education, and Products with a seal of approval that everyone can trust.Not out to get rich, but to provide the resources available, so that Americans can prepare themselves before God, country, and family. To make available first-hand information and news straight from the sources themselves. To give resources and “how-to’s”, so the people can educate themselves about our duty to E Pluribus Unum, as citizens of this great Republic. 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