Fulton, NY (PRWEB) July 19, 2012
CampingSurvival.com, which recently surged past 50,000 Facebook fans, has announced the launch of a new social media hub geared to women interested in being proactive in home care and safety. The "Camping Survival for Women" Facebook page includes a wide range of topics including personal and family safety, sustainable home care, preparation for power outages and natural disasters, as well as wilderness camping and urban survival.
Company President Tom Sciacca noted that fans of CampingSurvival.com's main Facebook page find the two-way conversation facilitated by social media is a great benefit.
"Our fans love the fact that we provide a lot of information for free, plus we seek their input," he said. "Many companies use Facebook to push products, but we focus on information sharing, which has a much greater benefit for our customers."
Some of the topics being discussed on the "Camping Survival for Women" Facebook page include:
"As you would expect," added Sciacca, "there is a lot of discussion of camping supplies and equipment, but the conversation really runs the gamut from outdoor adventures to serious urban survival in emergency situation."
The CampingSurvival.com web site is also a resource for information on using wilderness and urban survival supplies, such as paracord, MRE (meals ready to eat), first aid kits and colloidal silver. Many of these wilderness survival supplies are equally useful as urban survival supplies, in the event of a natural disaster or man-made emergency situation.
"It seems that every week, you see a news story about people who got lost in the wilderness and were caught unprepared," Sciacca said. "I always think, 'What if they had more knowledge before they went camping or hiking?' Maybe they would have had an enjoyable trip, instead of a near-death experience."
He noted a recent video posted on the CampingSurvival.com Facebook page on how to start a fire with a water bottle received 109 likes.
"It shows that people value information, and that information can be the difference between a fun wilderness adventure and one that requires rescue," he explained. "Giving women their own forum at 'Camping Survival Women' will be better for sensitive issues such as bathroom etiquette and so forth."
"We want to provide support and encouragement to women that are interested in wilderness survival," he concluded. "There is no rule that survival is only a guy's topic. Everyone should enjoy the outdoors and know how to prepare in an emergency, and we hope to be a positive influence in that regard."
Sciacca, a former Marine and veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, launched CampingSurvival.com in 2002, and quickly earned a reputation as an online authority on camping and wilderness survival gear, creating a loyal following of customers.