Tag: James C. Mulaney

Survival tactics for every day

Storm TripA storehouse of food for disaster is unlikely to be available if you hide it away in a basement storeroom. Flood waters rush in and ruin your food, or worse… Looters would know right where to find it.

There’s a better way.

Store small amounts of food in safe containers around your home in various rooms to keep the food safe and available. Keep a coded master list in a very safe but non-obvious place, so you know when your supplies have been refreshed or updated.

What can you store?

Canned goods and various dried and canned foods will stay safe and edible for long periods of time. But you may need more information about what to store.

Survival Tips for Beginners offers some great tips for your home survival strategy, as does Out of the Forest.

You can teach children to survive, by reading Out of the Forest, which offers easy to apply survival tips that even children can remember when they read it or listen in story form.

Don’t make lethal mistakes in creating your own home defense mechanism. Learn how to be safe, secure and live well even in chaos.

Out of the Forest and into the Light

The overpowering moments... You’ve been there, sitting in the darkness waiting for the light to dawn, the realization that this moment isn’t the last you’ll experience. Occasionally, as an adult, that moment is overpowering. It takes on a life of it’s own as you think of all the ‘next moments’ you’ll experience in life.

I can’t imagine how it must feel to not be the ‘responsible person’ in the center of the universe with everyone waiting for someone else to make the decision, pick up the tab, take the lead. It’s always been my forte. My responsibility. My duty. I was responsible. Me. Right here. This one, waiting for an eternity for the NEXT moment.

I didn’t always want to be responsible, but I felt like I had to fill that role in my life.

That overwhelming feeling sometimes fills up the cracks in life and oozes out in driplets onto the sides. I’d felt that way more than once.

In the book, Out of the Forest, I paint that picture as Charles cares for his little sister’s hurting feet. We rest. We wrap her feet. We find ways to stop the pain for a little bit. We solve the problem. Charles, the big brother who takes responsibility in the book finds the solution. That’s the kind of person he is, a take charge kind of guy who does what has to be done to provide for his younger sister.

He’s the kind of guy who takes charge, leads the way, and finds the light…

Be encouraged, there is a light.

Out of the Forest - James C. Mulaney