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
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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...Read More
What'd she just say!? Not that I understood any of it, but HA! That's funny! I think?Read More
We need your help naming our newest DVD, starting Kirsten Rechnitz! High Desert, Low Mountain Survival!Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
Storage food that even your wife will actually want to eat!
Easy to prepare, assuming you can boil water.
Serving sizes are on the small size, so expect to feed fewer people or to add sides.Read More
The AnyTone TERMN-8R handheld two-way radio has the potential to be one of the most useful radios ever made for preppers. The only problem is that you can’t buy one due to issues with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC.) See more on that below. I did get to examine one of the few in the US for this review...Read More
To err is human and humans make ammunition. If it is assembled like this 9mm Federal round was, it isn't going to go bang and that's a bad thing if you need a bang. I picked this round up after helping a shooter get his pistol up and running again. It was from a box of factory...Read More