If you are going to make it when civilization is falling apart, you must have a set of practical and honed survival skills. Here are six top skills, including one that may surprise you.Read More
Some disasters hit without warning - think earthquake, tornado, a manufacturing plant 6explosion, a train derailment or even a terrorist attack. The biggest mistake people make when disaster strikes is not thinking. Use your head, be logical and above all do not panic. Thinking your way through gives you the best chance of coming through on top.Read More
Learn more about the difference between water filters and water purification tablets, which is more practical for specific situations, what you should carry, and more.Read More
Our government is good at many things, and we believe the intention behind suggesting we arm teachers to be genuine, but it’s unlikely that our federal government will be able to provide educators with the necessary practical training to protect our children. Change starts with the person staring back at you in the mirror. No permission is required.
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. Not only do they grow what is considered “cereal crops” but many edible plants grow there that you can eat throughout the year.Read More
This is the second part in a 5 part series covering edible plants found in the United States. This part of the series will cover Northeastern states, including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. There are plants that grow even in...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Most survival situation start off innocuously, they can happen when you least expect them, when you wander off from camp for whatever reason, picking berries, going to the latrine or just checking out the surrounding area. There have been too many cases to count of people...
Over the past 15 years, at least a dozen people have died in Death Valley from heat-related illnesses, and many others have come close. Another hiker vanished last June in Joshua Tree National Park. His body has not yet been found...Read More
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....Read More