Introduction to Edible Plants in the Midwest

Welcome to the 3rd part in our 5 part series on edible plants in the United States. This part will feature the Midwest which includes the states of, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, and North and South Dakota.  These states are known for their farming since they have such...

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An Introduction to Edible Plants in the Southeast

When living in an apocalyptic environment, food might become scarce, and you might find yourself asking, now what? Once you’ve gone through all the canned foods, and perishable items, you might have to start looking elsewhere, but where? The answer is probably closer than you think; the outdoors. You can find many things to eat...

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An Opening Battle in an Unending War

I am, admittedly, a glass half empty sort of guy, but I did take a few moments last week to celebrate the defeat of one of the most corrupt and venal candidates to ever run for the presidency. That said I remain uncertain of the man I voted for. I hope for the best, but don’t know if he truly has the convictions and talents needed to save the...

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George Tire Comments
Safety and Security at Polling Places

Election day is not only a celebration of our democracy, but a growing security challenge. In general, we’re seeing an increase in violence in our country, and it’s obvious by reading the daily news that people are acting out on their anger like never before. This is a contentious election...

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EYES FRONT!

Stealing a great line, for me this is déjà vu all over again. In my former news guy life, I sought out hurricanes. A couple really hit me hard on a personal level. In 2004, while walking through rubble in Charlotte County, FL after Hurricane Charlie, I thought about the fact it had been forecasted to hit my then home in Tampa. Charlie took...

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George Tire Comments
Rescue Writing - How Making Your Own Pencil In An Emergency Can Help You Survive

I never understood why someone would want to know how to make a pencil in an emergency situation... then Kirsten effortlessly made a set of pencils while casually cooking a rabbit over the fire and quite literally spelled it out for us all to see.  Watch now to learn the top reason why you need to know this skill.  Even if you don't live near a desert or EVER plan to be in one!  This skill can be applied to nearly any survival situation....

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Strange Spikey Survival Plant To Shampoo Your Hair, Scrub Under Your Nails, or in Personal Areas if You Wish...

I consider this chapter to be critical to your survival in the high desert, or low mountains, which is why I'm giving it to you just for be subscribed to our email list.  

This incredible spiked plant, with anti-fungal properties, can be used to scrub your hands, sew your clothes, turn into shampoo, or clean personal parts of your body with.  In vitro experiments suggest that this plant's constituents may exert anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antioxidant, antiplatelet, and anti proliferative activity...

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Dave Womach Comments
Survival In The Desert

It's unfortunate that many people equate deserts with a hostile environment that conspires against human life. In the popular media, desert areas seem to be considered at the top of the wilderness list for danger. The historical fact is, however, that the human race was cradled in arid lands and people are well adapted to survive in deserts. Learning to be part of the desert's ecosystem is the first step of desert survival. My philosophy is not to fight the desert, but to become part of its ecosystem. Being prepared is an obvious benefit.

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Dave Womach Comments
Body Armor Info Source

Many preppers are concerned with defending themselves at some point and wind up getting weapons. Hopefully, they also get the training to use them responsibly and effectively. Should the grim day arise that we have to fight for ourselves and our...

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