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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Spring Wild Edibles


      Finally the weather has warmed up, and we can say we are definatly feeling spring. For many parts of the country it has been spring for a while, but further north it has only been these last few weeks that the weather has finally changed over from winter to spring.

     Spring is always a time for cleaning up and starting fresh things. We clean out or garages, open the windows, and plant new gardens. Plants begin to bloom, leaves reappear, and we start thinking about fresh foods again.

      One of the greatest places to find fresh food is out in the forests. Wild edibles are a nutritional, fresh, fun and free! So take a pleasant walk in the woods and pick up some tasty morsels for dinner.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Five Basic Shelters You Should Know How to Build


     One of the basics of survival is shelter. Exposure can easily kill a person, faster than dehydration or lack of food. In most cases shelter is essential for someone who is trying to survive in the wilderness. These are our top five shelters that you should know how to make:

Monday, March 10, 2014

Avoiding, Preparing for, and Surviving Animal Attacks


     Spring is coming. The seasons are starting to change and the weather is starting to warm up. Okay, there is still more snow on the way, and it isn't warming up that much yet. However spring really is on the way, and that means that as it starts to warm up, we will all be heading back into the outdoors. However, while we are getting ready to shake of the lethargy of winter, so to will the animals. So as we go out on the rivers and trails of the fields, mountains and woods, we have to be prepared for encounters with animals.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Avoiding and Surviving Avalanches


     It's the time of year when we go out to play in the snow. We slip into snow pants, and take out our skis and snowboards and hit the slopes or hike and snowshoe into the mountains for beautiful icy views. On the steep slopes of hills and mountains though, no matter what activity we are engaging on, there is one danger we all have to be careful of. Avalanches.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Flu Season is Here: Preperation, Prevention and Treatment



     In case you haven't heard, it is flu season again.  With the number of flu related deaths on the rise, this season's flu has been declared an epidemic. It is affecting people between 18 and 64 the most severely, with 60% of hospitalizations for people with the flu being in this age range. So while the flu may not be at pandemic levels, and is likely not about to be a major worldwide disaster, it is still something to take seriously. So what are the risks, and what can we do to prepare and protect ourselves?

Monday, January 6, 2014

Winter Survival Shelters


      In shtf situations shelters are one of the main things a survivor needs to focus on, often times even before water. Shelter provides protection from the elements and conditions. In winter this means the main reason for a shelter is protection from the cold and from any possible wet weather that could further possible hypothermia.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Vehicle Prepardeness for Winter Driving


     It's that time of year again.  It is December, many of us will be out of the roads visiting friends and family for the holidays.  However it is also that time of year that winter storms have started sweeping across the country.  You don't have to be a prepper or survivalist to know that you need to make sure your car is prepared for winter weather.