Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Traveling With Your Supplies, Tips from James E. Hart; Episode 29: Day After Disaster, Chapter 29

Episode 29:

Description of Today's Episode: In the Day After Disaster adventure, the group is trying to move goods to the Lotus Camp after leaving Auburn. It is a treacherous and dismal trip. Moving supplies around without modern transportation is going to be a major operation in a long-term survival situation. Survival professional and author of Urban & Wilderness Survival, Emergency Preparedness, James E. Hart, joins Sara to discuss what your major concerns are going to be and how you can minimize this danger.

Featured Chapter Quote:
"I am done feeling sorry. I am done wondering what if."

James E. Hart

A veteran of 2 tours of duty in Viet Nam, James began his survival training at the age of 7 when he was stranded in the Mojave Desert for 7 hours without food or water during a family move in 1954. Since then he has been through the scouting program where he attained Life scout, served as Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Venture Advisor, and earned the Badden Powell Award. An avid outdoorsman, he has winter camped in Utah and northern Quebec, Canada, snowshoed in upstate New York, Utah and Quebec, and camped in the Mojave Desert of California, the Uintah Mountains of Utah, and the Piney Woods of East Texas, among numerous other locations. James has traveled and been through 42 of the 50 states of the US. Three provinces of Canada, sailed the Pacific Ocean, and crossed the Equator and 35 countries from jungles of South America to the Himalayas of Nepal. Having earned an Associates of Photography Degree from Houston Community College, he has beautifully captured many of his travels with his camera.

Now retired from a career with the Trinity River Authority of Texas, James resides in Dallas, TX, where he lectures on Wilderness and Survival Training. He is the author of SWET Survival & Wilderness Experience Training, Urban & Wilderness Emergency Planning, 35 other booklets on wilderness training, monthly articles for Survival Life Magazine, and a column and articles for The Garland Messenger Newspaper. James also does workshops and speaking engagements.

Lessons from James
When You Are Moving A Lot of Supplies
  • Your #1 concern is going to be safety.
  • It will be a very hard road. You will be contending with debris and blazing your own trail.
  • You won't be able to do this quietly.
  • Have your rifle ready and pointed at anyone who approaches.
  • Train with your rifle so you can hit your mark.
You Must Be Able to Read People!
  • Identify what an individual's body language is telling you.
  • A lot can be told from how people care for themselves.
  • Point your rifle at the individual who appears to be in charge. Watch the others closely
How Do You Rationalize Taking Another Life In a Wartime or Survival Environment

  • You have to be confident that you made that decision for your own survival.
  • When all is said is done don't look back, move on.
  • Get the right mental attitude. You're going to win or you're not.

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Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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