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  • February 28, 2011

    How to Prepare for Disasters-0

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    On Tuesday, February 22, a 6.-magnitude earthquake struck the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island. The quake was closer to the surface than a similar quake that hit the region one year before. That first quake claimed no lives, but sadly, the story is much different this year. At the time of this writing, hundreds of people are still missing and dozens are confirmed dead. The death toll is expected to climb as the recovery work continues over the next few weeks.

    In this disaster, like many others, there are stories of regular, everyday people stepping in as rescuers. The massive rescue effort now involves more than 300 people, who have rescued 20 people so far. This brings to mind two simple questions for us here at OL Survival: Are you prepared if this happened in your city? And would you be prepared to help others? 

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  • February 21, 2011

    Can Big Solar Flares Cause Big Trouble on Earth?-4

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    On Sunday, February 13th - a very large solar flare erupted from the surface of the sun. This was one of the biggest solar flares to occur in the past four years. This flare was "geoeffective", which means that the flare was pointed straight at us. The Earth was literally in the crosshairs of this shot. And this event was just two weeks after a rare double-eruption on January 28th, in which a solar flare shot from each side of the sun at the same time. Many scientists agree that we are entering a period of significant solar activity. But why should space weather matter to us?

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  • February 17, 2011

    Welcome to OL Survival-3

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    Welcome to Outdoor Life Survival, a new website dedicated to teaching you how to survive anything—anywhere, anytime.

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    OL Survival is a new web site where you’ll find the most comprehensive survival information anywhere on the Web. With the outdoors at its core, you’ll find a rich selection of tips and tutorials under our Wilderness channel to take you into the wilds and back again safely. But OL Survival offers much more.

    Urban Survival:  Here you'll find a host of helpful tips—all centered on survival situations that you should be prepared for, whether you’re at home or commuting to work. From what to do if you lose power in an ice storm to how to avoid getting mugged, our urban survival tips are designed to keep you and your family safe.

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