Tuesday, May 14, 2013
One of the things all us preppers and survivalists do to prep is stock up on food. After all hunting and gathering will only get us so far at the beginning when shtf. If we don't have a survival gardening up and running, or if we have to leave it behind, we want to have some kind of food. That is why we stock up on food and water. No matter how much food we stock up on though, we will have to cook it, and we will eventually get sick of, or run out, of our canned food. Therefore knowing how to cook without all our modern conviences will be be an important skill when shtf, or even just for living off the grid.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In case you aren't aware yet, there is a new substrain of bird flu. H7N9. There have been a number of cases reported out of China. The disease has resulted in severe illness in all cases, and death in a number of those who have been infected. The source of infection and transmission mode hasn't been discovered yet. Should it turn into a full blown pandemic will you be ready?
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
One of the most important skills in wilderness survival is the ability to make a fire. Fires allow us to do everything from cook food and purify water, to keeping us warm and warding off predators. When going out into the wilderness your best bet is to take an easy fire starter such as a lighter with you at all times. However if you find yourself lost in the wild, and in need of a fire, there are some more unusual methods that people have created to make fire.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
As the weather starts to warm up, the bugs start to come out. For many of us, this also means that the bug spray comes out as well to keep those pesky insects from biting us. A while ago it occurred to me that when SHTF, there won't be anymore bug spray. So I decided to try and figure out how to make my own, and found that is in fact really quite easy!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
In many areas of the country we are still surrounded by cold weather and snow. It may seem like it is going on forever with no end in sight, however tomorrow is the first day of March. Daylight savings time starts on March 10th (remember to change your clocks!), and the Spring Equinox is on March 20th. It may seem like we are stuck in a never ending cycle of snow, but spring is on its way!
Spring means warm weather is coming and hiking will no longer require cumbersome coats, numerous winter accessories, and even snow shoes in some places to just walk around. As we start to get out and hiking and enjoy the world waking back up, it is a good thing to remember that not only the plants are waking up, but the animals as well. Specifically, bears.