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Travel Safely Outside the Country

This Online Course from Living Ready University provides secrets from globe-trotting journalist Vincent Zandri on how to travel safely far from home.
This Online Course from Living Ready University provides secrets from globe-trotting journalist Vincent Zandri on how to travel safely far from home.

Being prepared doesn't end at the driveway – and neither do disasters. Living Ready University tapped globe-trotting journalist Vincent Zandri to guide an Online Course all about how to travel safely when far from home.

The Travel Safely Outside the Country Online Course is more than just a pile of safe travel tips. It's a detailed analysis of the little-known secrets of staying safe when you're at your most vulnerable. Zandri shares some of his incredible experiences to show you how to travel safely no matter where you are – in the U.S., Canada, Mexico or anywhere else.

Here are the resources in this Online Course to help you travel safely:

  • The Preparedness, Precautions and Passports presentation from Vincent Zandri plays on your computer or mobile device. Zandri reviews how to travel safely in any locale. (PC, Mac and mp3 versions included)
  • The Summer 2013 issue of Living Ready magazine features Zandri's incredible survival story in the African bush, where a stranded vehicle had him taking his own advice. (PDF)
  • More than 1,100 pages of safe travel tips expertly curated by Living Ready staff are offered in a single PDF. This exhaustive reference covers a range of information to travel safely. Travel tips include what to do if a disaster strikes, how to spot common illnesses, steps to take if a passport becomes lost, crime, food safety, births or deaths overseas, parasites, water quality and even forced marriages. (PDF)
  • Podcasts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focus on malaria travel tips, rabies and more. (mp3)

If you're going to leave your home turf, you owe it to yourself to know how to travel safely. Download the Travel Safely Outside the Country Online Course for $19.99 from Living Ready University.

Emergency Lighting: Glow-in-the-Dark Paint?



Glow-in-the-dark paint isn't just for kids anymore.

Glow sticks have long been a staple of survival kits, but have you ever thought about adding glow-in-the-dark paint? The technology is getting better and brighter. It's quickly becoming more appealing for the modern prepared person, especially for uses around the home.

Glow-in-the-Dark Paint Lighting Up UK Walkways

Need proof? Walking paths, exterior staircases, driveways, and more can now light up at night thanks to a new carbon and energy free polyurethane construction material that absorbs sunlight during the day and gives off illumination at night.

The product is called STARPATH and it's already lighting up nighttime walkways. Developed in the UK, the glow-in-the-dark, paint-on, ambient lighting material is also said to be water and slip-resistant.

Glow-in-the-Dark Paint Uses

While glow-in-the-dark paint itself isn't new, the large-scale application of the product is recent. It just might be the perfect emergency lighting solution for the extended power outages that can accompany both man-made and natural disasters.

Other uses could be:

  • Make a trail like Hansel and Gretel to find your way to and from important locations in the dark. This could be ideal when the power goes out and you need to find a cache of gear. Or light the path from your house to a shed.
  • Paint it on door knobs, light switches and handles inside dark garages, sheds or other outside storage structures.
  • Need to find a critical switch or electric panel in the basement when the power is out? Glow-in-the-dark paint is your answer.
  • Throw a bottle in an outdoor survival kit. If flashlight batteries run out during an emergency and building a fire is out of the question, glow-in-the-dark paint could alert rescuers to your position. Paint it on your survival shelter and surroundings.