Monday, August 27, 2012

Follow Up to Fire Basics, and Paracord Updates

  Today's post is just meant to be a quick update on the status of the Paracord Project, where we're heading next, and an update on my own personal prepping and survival goals.  I'm also including a follow up to the Fire Basics post as well with a little more information that people may find useful.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Basics: Fire

     So it has been a little while since I ran the basics of water, so I thought it was about time to run the basics of fire. Fire is perhaps the quintessential symbol of being human and survival. So often it is that image of the caveman creating fire that we often associate as that defining moment when we changed from ape to human. We also often associate the ability to create fire with the ability to survive, because fire is such an important aspect of this.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Canning Basics: Water Bath Canning

making homemade strawberry jam

     Canning. It is one of those skills that just sounds like it would be hard and complicated to do. Especially if you don't know how it works. However canning is actually very simple, and you don't even need that much equipment to start canning.