Infant fusses and cries when breastfeeding – what’s the problem?

Some babies will fuss, cry or pull off the breast during breastfeeding. There are a number of reasons why this might be happening. It’s pretty common to see this type of behavior at around 6-8 weeks, though it can occur at any time. If your baby is generally fussy (not just when nursing) see My baby is fussy! Is something wrong?

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infant fussy while eating

Infant fussy while eating

Here are some of the problem-solving steps I go through when my baby is fussy at the breast or a mother asks me why her baby is fussing while breastfeeding:

How old is baby? Most babies go through growth spurtsduring the first few days at home and around 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, etc. Many babies are fussy during growth spurts.

Is baby working on anything new developmentally?Babies who are starting to notice the world around them can be notoriously distractible. Any kind of new developmental step that baby is working on can affect nursing temporarily, whether it be fussy nursing behavior or simply more frequent nursing.

When is infant fussing? To figure out the cause it’s helpful to pay attention to when the fussy behavior happens, both during the nursing session and during the day.

If baby is fussy right when your milk is letting down (or immediately after), there’s a good chance that the fussy nursing is related to a fast let-down. If baby is fussy before let-down, or a few minutes into nursing (and a while after let-down), then baby may beimpatient for the fast flow of milk that comes with let-down. Fussing at the end of a nursing session (or what seems to be the end) may mean that baby needs to burp, or is ready to finish nursing, or just wants to suck (and doesn’t want to deal with a new let-down at this point), or wants to continue nursing on the other side or with a faster flow of milk.

If the fussy behavior is mainly in the mornings, it might be due to a faster than usual let-down if baby has just had a longer sleep period and mom’s breasts are fuller than usual. If baby is fussier during evening nursings, it may be due to the normal fussy time that most babies have during the evening. Although most babies don’t react to foods that mom eats, some do. If you eat a particular food at about the same time each day (or most days) and baby has a regular time where she fusses during nursing, try not eating that food for a week or two to see if things improve.

Does fussing occur on both sides equally or only on one side? Most moms have a faster let-down and/or a more abundant milk supply on one side than the other, so if your baby fusses more on one side, it may be due to these differences.

What else is going on with baby? Is she sick or teething? Is something new or different going on in her environment? Has she started solids or is she trying a new food? Is she exhibiting other symptoms besides the fussy nursing?

Below are discussions of some of the different things that can lead to fussy nursing behavior. Keep in mind that the problem may also be a combination of several things.

Does baby need to burp?

Many babies will cry, fuss, pull off the breast, etc. if they need to burp. Try to burp between breasts and after a feeding, but don’t worry if baby does not burp and is content. Breastfed babies overall don’t take in as much air during a feeding as bottle-fed babies do, so usually don’t need to burp as often. If baby has been crying before she nurses, or is so hungry that she nurses “frantically” or if mom has a fast let-down, baby could be taking in more air and may need to be burped more often.

Burping is usually only necessary during the first few months, though it may extend longer. Once your baby is moving more freely, she will be able to relieve the gastric gas herself. This usually will occur between the 4th and 6th month, but may be shorter in some children and longer in others.

If baby has a hard time burping, try burping more often during a feeding. The best burping position is one that applies firm pressure to the baby’s tummy. Placing baby over the shoulder way up so that there is pressure on baby’s abdomen often works well. Walking around while doing this might distract her long enough to get a good burp. You may even want to lie baby down on her stomach and burp her that way.

Growth spurt

Babies often pull off and fuss during growth spurts. Most babies go through growth spurts, sometimes called frequency days, during the first few days at home and around 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 9 months (more or less). More growth spurt information in this link.

 Distractible baby

If baby seems to be pulling off the breast at any distraction (real or imaginary), then seeThe Distractible Baby.

Forceful let-down

Some babies will pull off the breast soon after let-down if mom has a forceful let-down. Baby may be frustrated by the too-fast flow of milk with let-down. A too-forceful let-down can also cause excessive gas or spitting up/vomiting. There is more information here on symptoms of and how to deal with a fast let-down reflex.

 Slow let-down

Some babies get very impatient if mom has a slow let-down. There is more information here on speeding up a slow let-down reflex.

Baby wants a faster milk flow

Even very young babies can be quick to notice that pulling off, kneading the breast, etc. can cause an additional let-down, and can facilitate a faster, easier milk flow. Some babies become impatient with the slower milk flow following the initial fast flow at let-down. This may or may not be related to a slow let-down.

When a feeding begins at the breast there are drops of milk. Then when the initial let-down occurs (several seconds to a minute into the feeding), the milk flow speeds up quite a bit. At that time it may drip very quickly, squirt, or even spray. Some minutes later it slows again and the baby must continue to suck vigorously in order to elicit further let-downs. This pattern can continue through successive, multiple let-downs as long as the baby is continuing to nurse vigorously. Eventually, baby will learn that the flow will pick back up again if she’ll only continue to vigorously suck/swallow.

With bottle feeding, the flow is instant and continuous. The baby is required to work very little. Once a baby has had a bottle, especially a lot of bottles, she may begin to prefer the ease of bottle-feeding over the work of breastfeeding. She may become frustrated at the breast after the first let-down occurs and the flow of milk begins to slow.

If baby is getting bottles you might consider putting them away, at least for a while. When you must use a bottle, only use a newborn nipple for as long as baby will tolerate it so that she never gets a really fast flow of milk from the bottle, but has to work a little more to get the milk.

Sometimes babies of moms with oversupply or fast let-down will also get very used to the fast flow and object when it normally slows somewhere between 3 weeks to 3 months.

It can be helpful to do some breast compression when this fussiness starts or right before you expect it to. This will help speed up the milk flow again. Once compression stops helping, try switching baby to the other side when she begins to fuss and back and forth again (after using compression) as you need to.

 Baby is done nursing for the moment

If baby is fussing after she’s been nursing for a while, and you’ve ruled out other causes, she may be in the process of changing her nursing pattern. Babies become very efficient at the breast with growth and maturity. They can milk the breast in a lot less time per feeding session than they required before. Baby’s frustration may just be a sign that she’s finished and wants to move on.

On a similar note, an occasional baby will just want to suck at the end of a nursing session and the flow of milk with let-down frustrates her. You might see if offering her a finger or pacifier (if baby is older than 4-6 weeks) to suck on during these times seems to help.

 Baby prefers one side

Sometimes babies will refuse or fuss at a breast when the let-down is slower or too forceful, or the supply a bit lower. They in turn will prefer the side which lets down more/less quickly and in which the supply is more bountiful. See also: Lopsided! What can I do?

 Fussy in the evening

Many young babies tend to pull off and fuss at the breast in the evening. See the articleCluster Feeding and Fussy Evenings.

Stuffy nose

A stuffy nose can cause fussy nursing behavior. If your baby has a stuffy nose and is having a hard time breathing and nursing at the same time, see colds & congestion.

 Teething

Teething can cause fussy nursing behavior, as some babies experience gum discomfort with sucking. Baby might start to nurse, but then pull off and cry or fuss and not want to nurse anymore. See Teething for more information and tips.

 Thrush

Frequent pulling off the breast can be a symptom of thrush.

Allergy or food sensitivity

Some babies with allergies or food sensitivities exhibit fussy nursing behavior. Often when there is a sensitivity to something in mom’s diet, baby will come to the breast hungry but when she tastes/smells something in the milk that will cause her GI distress, she pulls off, bats her head back and forth, etc. Sensitivities to foods in mom’s diet arerare. If this is the problem, you will most likely notice other symptoms, such as excessive spitting up or vomiting, colic, diarrhea, rash, persistent congestion or runny nose, or excessive gas. More information on food sensitivities in babies and links to more allergy information can be found in my article Dairy and other Food Sensitivities in Breastfed Babies.

 Tongue-Tie

Tongue-Tie can result in baby being fussy at the breast. See Breastfeeding a Baby with Tongue-Tie (Resources) for more information.

 Reflux

Reflux can result in baby being fussy at the breast. See Reflux and Breastfeeding for more information.

Low milk supply

Low milk supply can cause baby to be fussy at the breast. If you feel that your milk supply may be low, see this page for more info: Increasing low milk supply.

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Step Stool For Toddlers To Reach Sink

What to look for in a step stool (toddler step stool for sink)

Before we take a closer look at step stools it is important we look at a couple of must have features when choosing a step stool for your toddler

The height:

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What is it your toddler needs to reach?

If you use a step stool that is too short then your toddler will step on his tippy toes to reach, making him incredibly unstable and at risk of falling.

While a single step stool may be perfect for your toddler to reach the bathroom sink, it may pull up a little short at the kitchen bench.

If you need to reach two different heights it may be a better option for you to by two different step stools, one for each height.

What is the step stool standing in front of

Pay attention to where you want to set up your step stool. If you keep your step stool in front of cabinets then your life will be much easier if the cabinet door can swing open over the step stool, other wise you will need to move the stool each time you wish to access the cabinet. What a chore!

Step stools work best when left in one place. It quickly become tiresome having to move a stool all over your house, especially if you have stairs!

In this instance you would choose a step stool that is high enough for your baby to reach the bench but low enough that the cabinet door can swing out over it.

Remember: Measure twice, buy once!

The Grip

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Now it’s no good rushing out and buying a step stool if your toddler is just going to slip off it, crashing to the floor.

The ideal step stool for toddlers will have will have the following:

Non-slip surface The section of the step stool your toddler stands on needs to provide as much grip to your toddlers feet as possible. This will help prevent him slipping and losing his balance.

Non-skid feet– Prevents your toddler from kicking out the steps tool from underneath him, regardless of how much he wiggles.

With the basics out of the way it’s time to take a closer look at:

The best toddler step stools

Bumbo Step Stool – White/Pink

The best toddler step stools

 

product description

A portable, lightweight and sturdy stool designed to help toddlers take those first steps toward independence. The slip resistant surface on base and step provides a stable place for toddlers to reach the sink or toilet. Ideal for use with the Bumbo Toilet Trainer.

features

  • Helps toddlers reach the sink
  • Sturdy, lightweight and portable
  • Slip resistant surface on base and step
  • Supports up to 110 pounds

Kitchen Step Stool with 200 lb

Kitchen Step Stool with 200 lb

 

Information

Involve your child in daily activities in the kitchen with the Guidecraft Household Helpers 2-Step MDF Step Up Kitchen Helper Children’s Step Stool with 200 lb. Load Capacity. It safely and securely lets your child climb up and reach the countertop to help you in baking, mixing, cleaning, and other situations. Made from MDF wood, this step stool is sturdy and durable. It is designed in a way that it provides your child great support and comfort. The stool features hand holds to assist you in climbing up and down. The Household Helpers 2-Step MDF Step Up Kitchen Helper Children’s Step Stool with 200 lb. Load Capacity from Guidecraft is available in multiple finishes to go with your decor. It is also easy to clean, wipe with a soft cloth.

Features

  • Encourage involvement, assistance, and self-confidence
  • Easily adjusts to two platform heights and features hand holds to assist in climbing up and down
  • Safely and securely elevate children to countertop height
  • Recommended for ages 18 months and up
  • Veneered MDF construction
  • 1 Year warranty

Product Details

  • Number of Steps: 2
  • Primary Material: Manufactured wood
  • Duty Rating: Type III (Light Duty) 200 lbs
  • Slip-Resistant Feet: No
  • Slip-Resistant Steps: No
  • Folding: No
  • Product Type: Children’s step stool
  • Assembly Required: Yes
  • Country of Manufacture: China
  • Additional Parts Required: No

Kitchen Step Stool with 500 Lb

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Information

For children, the world is a magical and curious place. They learn by mirroring mommy and daddy with the ultimate goal of being able « to do it myself » and feel like an active member of the family. That’s why little partners has created the learning tower. The learning tower was the first kitchen helper stool on the market and was invented by a montessori teacher to get the kids involved at the counter. The original learning tower has been carefully designed to provide a secure environment for a child’s imagination to be stimulated and blossom. Its design nurtures a child’s innate desire to be independent, and to participate alongside his or her parents and siblings.

Features

  • Carefully finished with durable, non-toxic, lead-free finish
  • Cleans easily with a damp cloth
  • Constructed from highest-quality solid birch plywood
  • Fits flush against counters for safe access
  • Four-sided railings provide support while your child climbs in and prevents falling when inside the tower
  • Meets safety standards for ASTM (F96-30) and home playground equipment (F11-48-98C)
  • Only step stool on the market carefully designed to meet the specific needs of young toddlers 18 mos
  • Platform height adjusts quickly and easily to grow with your child from 18 months up to 6 years
  • Provides safety and versatility not found with traditional step stools
  • Wide 15″ x 18″ platform lets your child move about without slipping off a step

Product Details

  • Primary Material: Wood
  • Slip-Resistant Feet: No
  • Slip-Resistant Steps: No
  • Folding: No
  • Product Type: Children’s step stool
  • Pieces Included: 1
  • Product Warranty: 1 Year for manufacturers defects
  • Assembly Required: Yes
  • Country of Manufacture: China
  • Additional Parts Required: No

BABYBJORN Safe Step

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Height:6”

If you have been on the hunt for a good step stool then you will no doubt have come across the Safe Step by BABYBJORN. Many parents love it and will highly recommend it. I am a little more on the fence.

Don’t get me wrong, there are parts of this step stool that I absolutely love. Let’s take a look at those first.

The rubber surface – This thing grips and it grips hard. Your toddler toddler could be soaking wet and would still grip this step stool like Velcro. Whatever material BABYBJORN have used here, it is incredibly effective.

Color choice – This step stool offers more color choices than any other. While I found some of the color schemes to be quite ugly (like the red on blue) there is something for every parent.

Easy to clean – I was able to clean this step stool with a simple hot water rinse. Although if you use it near your toilet I strongly recommend a soapy wash every now and again.

So what don’t I like about this step stool?

The height. This step stool is an inch away from being useful.

6 inches? That is incredibly short. Fun fact, it is also the average size of the male penis. So while it may be a good size for your husband, it’s a rubbish size for a step stool.

There is one thing that a 6 inch step stool is suitable for. But BABYBJORN has also stuffed this up:

6 inches is suitable for toilets but if this what BABYBJORN designed this step stool for then why is there no curve in the side of it? This step stool performs quite poorly for potty training compared to the others on the market (I cover these further down the article).

The 6 inch step stool was much to short to reach our bathroom sink or kitchen bench. So this leads me to believe:

Either the parents who praise this step stool have itty bitty benches or their toddlers are the size of NBA players.

It honestly doesn’t make sense to me. The only good thing to come from the size is that cabinet doors swing open over the step, meaning that I will not have to move the step stool if I want to remove stuff form the cabinet.

Another gripe is that the rubber grips still seemed to slide around on wooden floors. Worked well on tiles though.

Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of time for BABYBJORN products. They make one of thegreatest baby bouncers around and I am also a huge fan of their baby carrier. They are obviously more than capable of making great baby products but this one simply sucks.

One inch. On single measly inch and I would have nothing but good things to say about this step stool. Come on, BABYBJORN!

There are obviously parents that this step stool works for and I respect that, a huge part of parenting is finding what works for you. However, based on my own personal experience and in comparison to other step stool on the markets I absolutely cannot recommend it.

The Best Techniques Survival Guide

Techniques Survival Guide

techniques Survival Guide

A survival situation can be any situation in which we are deprived of basic needs such as accident, disaster or simply because we went to a recreational nature and is lost. Nature has this double meaning, is wonderful, but can have serious trouble. In these moments, the will to survive, the ability to control fear, and a few simple resources, we can go home safely.

Above all, what you find here is a help to move forward in a survival situation, but it is not all you need to know. However, the most important in any difficult situation you face either the survival or not, is their attitude towards the problems. It is said that many people who have lost or faces such situations would have survived if he had not thought WHY THIS HAPPENED TO ME? And he would HAVE TO THINK HOW OUT OFHERE?

That does why the first thing to keep in minds that in this situation will require a psychological adaptation to which we should devote a little time. Remember that fear is normal and is useful to the extent appropriate for your senses and help you work efficiently. However, if no control fear and it will beat you, you can commit blunders that can become very unhappy.

Then Prepare take their situation and not diverge unreal or imagined terrible things and rather devote his strength to think that nature will not act against him or her favour, but it depends on how you complete this experience. The night noises are normal and are not there to scare or something similar, if not as part of nature and the cycle of many species of this earth who really care about their presence and only continue with their cycle life always.

In general animals they attack humans, rather avoided. Toxic animals act only if threatened or disturbed. Analyze what dangers or emergency situations that we can come and develop plans to address them. It is a good idea to develop a program of activities that we impose the discipline of body and mind, to maintain high morale.

Important:

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  1. People do not survive more than three minutes without air (there are exceptions data through training).
  2. Humans do not survive more than three days without water.
  3. Human beings can not survive more than 3 weeks without food.

But remember that the most important is the attitude and the desire to go home first. There are many people who have been in this predicament and did … So it depends on us.

Suggestions

Rather than having to face a survival situation is to avoid or minimize the chances of this happening.

Before leaving wherever it is recommended:

  1. Tell someone: it is important to have someone you trust to tell where you are going and when you expect to return (A friend, guards, etc.). So there is more chance that if you are forced to be saved, this is done more efficiently.
  2. Know the place before leaving. I hope you take a map of the area, but if not possible, to get acquainted with the region and / or stored and / or cities nearby roads and location (north, south, etc).
  3. Normally, the best way is to find a body of water and follow him downstream. This ensures drinking water, food and the chance to meet people and peoples, even if they know nothing of where you are.
  4. Build or find shelter when you still have enough light. Usually this is left to the last minute and depends on the situation can be very important to have a good shelter. A more or less effective to know how many minutes you have left light trick is to put your hand between the sun and the horizon … every finger you put them are about. 15 min.
  5. Use common sense. Do not move if you get lost. Guide first and then progresses to where you want to go. If you are tired of rest. If you are hungry and looking for food.
  6. Smiles. It was found that it is best to elevate the mood of adversity … but not like doing … and it works!

You can also see this on hiking.

It is important to note the resulting distances and can therefore calculate about 1 hour for every 300 meters uphill, downhill 500 and 3000 on the flat. While we will keep in mind that it is normal travel about 35 km. the same daily rhythm.

The following actions improve our situation and keep our minds busy away destructive feelings.

  1. Analysis of the situation should be analyzed the situation to organize a plan. Are there any injuries? I threaten any danger? Should I water and food? Can I get around? When there is a plan to set priorities. We must take into account environmental risks and how to avoid them. Sometimes, depending on each particular situation, we must change the order of priorities or substitute one for the other. For example:

First aid

Prepare signals

Feed water

Prepare a shelter

Gather food

Prepare to move (is generally best to stay next to the damaged vehicle).

Note also that the safeguarding of our energy is important and we should use it in the right direction. Remember that you are looking for, but it may be days before it occurs, to prevent excessive fatigue because it creates a situation of helplessness undermines our morale. Therefore, everything we do must meet a plan and a purpose.

Decision making

Each survivor of action involves decision making. The most serious is bound to stay in place waiting to be found or moving to find help. To take this final decision may be wise to just venture to explore the surroundings. In these cases, there is a time to analyze the characteristics of the landscape and make a mental map of the place. We must open the way to retrace our steps and not lose, because the psychological shock that causes this situation is difficult. Anyway, it is always a good choice to stay in place because it is the first place that most likely will rescue teams.

Whether you decide to stay or leave, you should try to do good signs to find anywhere we hope and out of the crash site, pointing very clearly where the left and the day did. Try to let the signals go every few stretch like that stop you from going in circles for hours and help you be found by those who find the signals. Finally, do not make sudden decisions to change direction for no cluelessness their rescuers.

Loneliness

I want to comment on loneliness, it is a delicate sentiment that appears at some point, and often do more damage than a priori think. When time passes and life grows, a new sentiment emerged gradually unknowingly: loneliness. The will to survive is to lose strength and group unity is undermined. It is best to prevent its occurrence, and for this, keep the mind occupied again the wonderful antidote. Although we believe that we should not perform tasks but maintain a program of activities is appropriate. Supplied with a bigger and better shelter, keep a diary, schedule of games to keep psychologically and emotionally are resources to consider.

Above all, we must always keep a positive thought, and stay alive is the basis of every action. Survive!.

Preparation

It is true that nobody wants a limit situation occurs, but if we go through inhospitable areas, at least we know that is a risk we run. A basic preparation is important and my advice is:

A). Supplied with a small and simple survival kit (which is discussed in the following chapters).

B). Porter printed manual with tips and survival techniques (like maybe the guide).

C). Save as much information on survival as we can. Knowledge of technical generates greater confidence in their use.

From this point, we begin to know the most useful techniques to collect water, guide, build a shelter, make fire, etc. Many of them are basic and do not require additional knowledge, but others require mathematical or physical knowledge, but not difficult to understand.

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FOOd NEEDED FOR SURVIVALl IN  WINTER

 

 

Food Needed for Survival In Winter (Prepper Supply List)

Food Needed for Survival In Winter (Prepper Supply List)

food needed for survival in winter (prepper supply list)

Your body during winter (Generates heat) requires huge water equivalent of fuel (calories) .so it is Necessary to choose foods That have lots of fat, calories and protein to survive as long as possible.

Hot chocolate:

Hot chocolate

To make hot chocolate, you only need two easy ingredients, milk and chocolate.Milk is rich in protein and can be high in fat (whole milk) Chocolate est rich in fat for your body to use to heat. It est aussi rich in nutrients Such As sugars (énérgie).

SARDINES

SARDINES

Another winter survival food packs a high concentration of fat and protein, as pemmican. Sardines are Reviews another source of energy to heat your body for winter. They are mobile Because They Are étroitement packed together in boxes.

BROWN RICE:

BROWN RICE

has a long shelf life making it a survival food (rich in calories and proteins, as well as vitamins and essential minerals Such As iron) and rice Storing long term.Beans: Beans are Known to be one of the best all-round survival foods. They are rich in protein.

THE MEAT :

THE MEAT

The human body Makes full use of nutrients in meat (high protein, iron)

survival skills list

Survival skills list

survival skills list

In this article we will talk a  survival skills list that are most important for situations of HFCS.There is a very large number of survival skills to choose from, but these 7 are the ones you need to know first.

detailed prior planning is essential in potential survival situations. Thus, survival planning means preparation.Preparation means having survival items and how to use them.In preparing your survival kit, select the items that you can use for more than one purpose.

1-PLANNING AND PREPARATION

In your survival kit, you must have:

-First aid items.

-Water purification tablets or drops.

-Fire starting equipment.

-Signaling items.

-Food procurement items.

-Shelter items.

2-MAKING SHELTER

MAKING SHELTER

In some  situations (snow, rain, sun ..), your need for shelter may take precedence over your need for food and possibly even your need for water.

A shelter can protect you from the sun, insects, wind, rain, snow, hot or cold temperatures and enemy observation. It can give you a feeling of well-being. It can help you maintain your will to survive.

The rule of threes states that one can live up to 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water and 3 weeks without food.

Being able to build a shelter is of paramount importance in a survival situation

Shelter Considerations :

– Location (away from hazards, near materials)

-Size (Effective wilderness shelters are often small on the inside – Just large enough to fit your body to conserve body heat.)

– Insulation (from ground, rain, wind, air)

– Heat Source (body heat or fire-heated)

– Personal or Group Shelter

3-FINDING WATER

FINDING WATER

Ideally, a person should drink about a gallon of water per daySince the human body is composed of up to 78% water

Rivers and lakes are good places to find drinkable water but what if you can’t find any? Animals need water as much as we do, so if you are able to follow an animal trail, it can lead you to water. Rain water and dew also safe to drink.

Water Purification and Filtering

Water purification can be done through boiling, using

Purification tablets or a water purifier, or even making your own multi-level water filter using a bottle, cloth and different types of filtering agents (small rocks, charcoal or sand).

4STARTING AFIRE 

STARTING AFIRE

Even though it is not directly a survival need, fire is one of the most useful basic survival skills. It can help warm your shelter or  your body, dry your clothes, cook your food, and boil your water . Also, fire can provide psychological support in a survival situation,

The following are the main ways to start a fire without matches or lighters:

-Using The Bow Drill Method

-Using The Hand Drill Method

-Using Flint and Steel

-Using a (Makeshift) Lens

-Using Batteries and Steel Wool

-Using Magnesium Stick

5-BASIC MEDICAL SKILLS

BASIC MEDICAL SKILLS

-you should know what’s in your first aid kit and how to use each item

-deal with severe bleeding

-take care of fractures

-solve breathing problems such as tongue blocks

-you should know what to do in case of electric shocks, stings and bites

6-FOOD

FOOD

You might be surprised to see food so low on the basic survival skills list priorities list, though we can survive for much longer without it as compared with shelter and water.

7- THE SURVIVAL CLOTHING

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Having the right protective clothing in your survival kit is very important as it helps ensure your protection from elements and other things that could harm you during a disaster or emergency. Protection from harsh UV rays, extreme weather, insect bites, and poisonous plants are some of the main reasons why you need to wear protective clothing. These are the three things you need to consider when choosing the right survival clothing for your emergency survival kit:

1-Clothing that absorbs moisture

It is important to have this kind of clothing during emergency situations as it helps keep your body warm protecting you from conditions like hypothermia, frostbite, cough, colds, etc

2-Clothing that protects you from the sun

Wearing breathable shirt with long sleeves is advisable when you are going to be exposed to sunlight. Pants with the same feature are also great to keep your legs from burning. and also a hat to protect your head.

3-Clothing That Protects You from Insects

Keeping insect proof clothing in your survival kit is a must as you may need to evacuate during a disaster. Some insects are poisonous and could cause severe harm that’s why it’s best to wear insect proof clothing when forced to survive outdoors to avoid problems.

4-Sturdy Survival Footwear

Footwear is one of the most important pieces of equipment on a survival situation. Surviving without footwear is very hard as it limits your ability to move and your body could lose a lot of heat through your feet.

8-BASIC GROOMING

Grooming is often overlooked in a survival situation as we focus more on our immediate needs to survive. However it is important to understand that basic grooming is also a major factor in greatly increasing our chances of survival in an emergency situation. With proper grooming we can avoid diseases and bacteria from contaminating our food and water resources. Staying healthy is one of the key factors in ensuring you and your family’s survival.

Here is a list of important grooming supplies that you can add to your survival gear list:

-Deodorant

-Tooth brush

-Tooth paste

-Small nail file

-Razor

-Cotton swab sticks

-Hand sanitizer

-Clean packages of hand wipes

-Wet wipes/Baby wipes

-Soap Liquid

-soap Towel Comb

Follow these useful grooming tips to help keep you and your family healthy in a survival situation:

-Hair Grooming

-Keeping Your Clothes Clean

-Teeth/Mouth Grooming

-Keeping your Feet Clean

SURVIVAL SUPPLY LIST

Survival supply list

survival supply list

survival supply list


Survival Supply list
As you know the earth has suffered several natural disasters over the last years,

to improve your chances of survival, and protect your family against these events. You have to be prepared a survival supply list .By providing a survival list with some basic supplies you can yourself and your family will have a better chance to survive on your own after a catastrophic event.

Here is my list : best Survival Supply list

1-Water :

Water is the main element of your list of survival supplies

– store a reserve of 3 days of water for everyone in your household amounting to 1 gallon of water per person per day. (Choose a water storage container « food grade »).

-A good canteen and tanks to capture rainwater. Also a good supply of tablets or bleach for water purification, or plan to boil your water. The best way to purify water is to boil it for 15 to 20 minutes.

2- Food :

Non-perishable Food – This identifies any food that will not need refrigeration and is also packaged, canned, or bottled in ways to give a long shelf life. Make sure to check expiration dates.

3– Shelter

Temporary shelter

Tents and tarps may be used to keep up with the items you off if possible effectively.

Bivvy bags are excellent for crisis shelters, however, not for long use.

4- Clothing:

Clothing – Have clothing for all time. Include a warm coating and sweaters, hats for rain or sunshine, rainwater gear, a good pair of hiking boots that will take years to deal with, at warm underwear for winter, wool socks, summer socks (do not wear socks with holes in them because they cause blistering) (learning to darning socks) work gloves, hats, and everything you need for warmth and protection.Survival Supply list

5-First Aid Kit :

Storing a basic first aid kit that includes a variety of bandages, sterile dressings, skin cleansing, antibiotics and burn ointment, thermometer, and medical supplies that someone in your household needs to an existing medical condition. You can find a variety of first aid kits ready for use well-stocked at most pharmacies, drug stores and outdoor supply retail stores.

6-  Hunting equipment:

Hunting may be necessary for survival in certain situations. Be prepared with both the equipment and the knowledge of how to use

7– Fishing equipment:

Obtain the basic equipment. Include hooks assorted size, fish lines, sinkers, etc. Fishing takes time, but if you move towards long-term survival, time is something you can have many.

8-charging system:

– wind, water or solar energy – to pump water and supply electricity

9– Hammer:

nails, screws, assorted assorted set of keys, pliers, cutters, screwdrivers, socket wrench, 200 feet of rope Nylon 1/4 inch tape.

10– toothbrushes: baking soda or salt to brush with a good supply of dental floss (which can be used for other things as well) and another of the elements you need for good care tooth. Stay away toothpaste that has fluoride in your brain or kill you over time.

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ARMY SURVIVAL GUIDE

Army Survival Guide

army survival guide

In this guide, you’ll find every tip that you’ll ever need to thrive in any type of landscape,Survival tips and techniques Guide teaches the basic principles of fire, how to deal with dangerous animals, how to survive a variety of harsh environments, and more.

FM 21-76 I understand why it is considered a classic among survival books. After 40 years, the United States Military still uses it because the lessons inside are timeless. This book will teach you how to build makeshift shelters, procure food and water, cook a meal, identify edible and poisonous plants, avoid dangerous animals, treat wounds and illness, navigate with the sun and stars, make weapons and equipment, and much more. Here’s a look at the table of contents:

army survival guide

    Chapter 1 – Introduction

    Chapter 2 – Psychology of Survival

    Chapter 3 – Survival Planning and Kits

    Chapter 4 – Basic Survival Medicine

    Chapter 5 – Shelters

    Chapter 6 – Water Procurement

    Chapter 7 – Firecraft

    Chapter 8 – Food Procurement

    Chapter 9 – Survival Use of Plants

    Chapter 10 – Poisonous Plants

    Chapter 11 – Dangerous Animals

    Chapter 12 – Field-Expedient Weapons and Tools

    Chapter 13 – Desert Survival

    Chapter 14 – Tropical Survival

    Chapter 15 – Cold Weather Survival

    Chapter 16 – Sea Survival

    Chapter 17 – Expedient Water Crossings

    Chapter 18 – Field-Expedient Direction Finding

    Chapter 19 – Signaling Techniques

    Chapter 20 – Survival Movement in Hostile Areas

    Chapter 21 – Camouflage

    Chapter 22 – Contact With People

    Chapter 23 – Survival in Man-Made Hazards

you can just visit the ebooks page and get the PDF.

Here are 3 Survival Guide PDF Downloads For FREE :

1- FM 21-76 US Army Survival Manual – How to find water, food, shelter, build a fire, first aid, navigation and other survival skills necessary to survive on your own in the wild. A must for any survival library.

2- Army Ranger Handbook (2006) – I picked this manual up at a gun show a few years ago it’s loaded with info on demolitions, booby traps, communications, patrolling, movement, battle drills, combat intelligence and other info.

3- Vegetable Gardening in Containers – Practical tips and techniques for container gardening including variety selection, planting information, and common problems.

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 life straw review

Life straw review

Life straw review

life straw review

Everyone can get lost or stranded in the wild nature (hikers, tourists, hunters, and outdoorsmen   …),Finding water is a top priority in the wilderness.The human body is composed of up to 75% water ,so ideally, a person should drink about a gallon of water a day. If you are clever and know where to look, you can find or get drinking water of good quality in almost any environment on Earth.

In most regions, the surface water is rarely pure. There are five basic waterborne contaminants: turbidity, toxic chemicals, bacteria, viruses and parasitic worms.

If you are lucky enough to find a source, you must ensure that you clean.

Water purification can be done by boiling, using the purification tablets or a water purifier, or even make your own filter.

life straw review

Life straw review :
What is Life straw ?(survival straw review)
Lifestraw ( Life straw review ): A lightweight and durable device small, portable, and relatively inexpensive filter that can hang around your neck like a necklace, giving you filtered water anywhere you go.

You place the straw into the water, and drinking. Drawing water through the forces of the straw through the filter, which eliminates 99.9999% of bacteria and protozoa 99.9%, up to 0.2 microns with a filter which lasts for about 1000 liters $ 20. Not bad, right?

It’s pretty good, but on the downside, it will not eliminate microscopic minerals, chemicals and viruses.

This does not necessarily mean a deal-breaker because most of the water will be fine, especially if you’re just filtering the water of the river to avoid getting sick … but this thing has been designed for third world, with viruses everywhere, meaning you ‘D need iodine and other methods to eliminate the potential threat of viral diseases.

Performance Comparison:

Ease of use

This straw style filter is incredibly easy to use. You dip the filter in water and drink the top as you would on a straw. It can be difficult to suck through the filter if the water is particularly troubled, there is a delay as the water passes through the filter before reaching the mouth (you have to try hard). Once it starts moving through, it is quite easy to drink your fill.

Weight

At 2.7 ounces, it’s one of the lightest methods of water treatment that you might bring with you in backcountry. However, our favorite light and small filter for personal use if the Best Buy Sawyer winning Mini, which works the same, is smaller and weighs only 1.4 ounces.

Processing Capacity

The main disadvantage of this filter is that you can not treat the water with it and then transfer the water to another vessel as a pot. So you can not use it to treat water for cooking, for groups, or for situations such as mountain climbing where you want to bring clean water with you and leave the filter on the floor with your bivouac equipment. You can not drink through the filter. If you are backpacking and need to bring water with you between the source, you will carry a bottle of dirty water with you and drink through the straw whenever you are thirsty. Keep in mind that doing so contaminates your boat, and you will need to drink through the filter out of it each time until it has been properly sterilized.

Durability

LifeStraw is reported to last about 1000 liters. For the same price, you can purchase the Mini Sawyer, which lasts 100,000 gallons.

Better implementation

This filter works well for short trips or long trek for water treatment in emergencies, but not the most ideal treatment method for long periods in the backcountry or for the treatment of water for more than one person.

Value

For about $ 20, the value of this simple filter is hard to beat. Most pumps cost more than $ 100. However, very similar Sawyer Mini cleared to do so. It costs only $ 5 more, lasts much longer, is smaller and lighter, and more versatile. With this in mind, we recommend the Sawyer straw filter on it, but we do not think the LifeStraw is a bad purchase.

Conclusion : Life straw review 

(survival straw review)
This is a unique product with a fairly specialized use. It is inexpensive, lightweight and works well enough for personal use, but it will not handle large amounts of water or water for groups.

top 10 survival items list to protect you.

top 10 survival items for you
top 10 survival items

To help you get started on your preparedness planning, we’ve put together a perfect top 10 survival items list to protect you.

We have seen floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes and other disasters which can disrupt our lives. So There is a growing interest in survival preparedness in the past several years.is the best of best 10 survival items.

top 10 survival items

1- A means to start a fire: Fire Starter , they are simple to use, lightweight, work when wet and will spit out dozens of white hot sparks at 3000 degrees,

 

 

 

 

life straw review

2-Filtre Portable d’eau – Filtre Lifestraw: Lifestraw ( Life straw review ): A lightweight and durable device small, portable, and relatively inexpensive filter that can hang around your neck like a necklace, giving you filtered water anywhere you go, is good top items for survival.

You place the straw into the water, and drinking. Drawing water through the forces of the straw through the filter, which eliminates 99.9999% of bacteria and protozoa 99.9%, up to 0.2 microns with a filter which lasts for about 1000 liters $ 20. Not bad, right?

 

3-First aid kit :The Complete First Aid Kit is a typical pre-made kit. Made in the USA to ALL the relevant U.S. standards. So this give you something to build on and personalize to suit your own needs for best survival items

 

 

 

 

4- Emergency clothing :

Clothing that absorbs moisture

Clothing that protects you from the sun

Clothing That Protects You from Insects

Sturdy Survival Footwear

 

5- Survival Knife : If you have ever been in a survival situation then this would be at the top of your list. Here is a short list of what a survival knife could be used for. Cleaning game, preparing shelter, opening food rations  and starting fires (with flint not just a random rock like in the movies)

 

 

 

 

6- Binoculars :  Binoculars are often overlooked as an essential piece of survival gear.With a good set of binoculars you’re going to be able to see greater detail at further distances and with less eye strain than a cheap pair.

 

 

 

Emergency blanket

 

7- Emergency blanket : the thermal blanket is excellent for this – it can give you all weather protection, rain, wind and sun. Will provide you with a temporary shelter tarp or you can just wrap up inside it.

 

 

Emergency blanket

8- Flashlight : The more ideal choice for long term survival is solar or wind up powered flashlights – these are hand cranked and recharge an internal long life battery.

 

 

 

 

9- Multi-tool: Tool multi functions knife, small screwdriver, wide flat screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, knife, saw, pliers multi-use, cutting pliers, can opener, wire cutter.

 

 

Paracord

10- Paracord : Parachute cord  is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope originally used in the suspension lines of US parachutes during World War II. Once in the field, paratroopers found this cord useful for many other tasks. It is now used as a general purpose utility cord by both military personnel and civilians.

 

 

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