LIVE: Rare Ice, Snow Storm Halts Atlanta Traffic Through the Night

We escaped the grid lock by “minutes”. Non-the-less ….. My husband and I ALWAYS have a 3 day survival bag in every vehicle.


A once-in-10-year storm spread freezing rain, sleet and snow across a wide swath of the South on Tuesday.

“Up to 10 inches of snow fell in parts of Virginia on Tuesday and Tuesday night,” Expert Senior Meteorologist Bob Smerbeck said. Norfolk, Va., and Elizabeth City, N.C., are some of the cities in the path of the snow.

On Monday, Louisiana’s governor declared a state of emergency for due to the dangerous winter conditions forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. Additionally, all government offices and public schools were ordered to close on Tuesday.

States of emergency were also declared in Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The wintry weather expanded eastward across Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic coast through Tuesday night.

Hazardous travel will span the heavily traveled I-10 and I-95 corridors. Numerous roads have been closed and many motorists were reported stranded.

Late on Tuesday, thousands of…

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Sleeping Soundly in a Survival Situation: How to Make a Bed in the Wild



By Josh

We’ve talked about the dangers of sleep deprivation before, so how do you get some sleep when you’re stuck in the wilderness without a comfortable bed to rest on? You make one of course! Of course knowing how to make it just right can improve the quality of sleep you’ll get, so lets look at what makes a good wilderness bed.

What materials you’ll need and how to use them

There are two main components to the bed, just like in the one you rest on back home: a mattress and a frame. The frame gives support and structure to the mattress, and it also helps keep you off of the ground, keeps you warmer and protects you somewhat from snakes and other creepy crawlies. The mattress gives you something soft to lie on, and if possible it might also be able to retain some heat and keep…

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