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  • What to Do in Case of a Snake Bite

    Posted on October 30, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell

    Imagine hiking through the woods and suddenly feeling a sharp pain in one of your lower legs. You look down to see a snake slithering away and realize that you have just been bitten. Do you know what to do?
    Being bitten by a snake is a rare occurrence but out in the wilderness where anything [...]


    This post was posted in Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with identifying venomous snakes, prevent snake bite, snake bite, snake bite first aid, wilderness First Aid

  • Starting From Scratch

    Posted on October 29, 2014 by Capt. William E. Simpson

    TIME TO GET OUT OF THE CITY
    ‘Starting From Scratch’
    PART 1 – The Overview

    Photo: Looking down on an 80 acre pasture fronted by a lake
    Have you even dreamed of moving to a remote location and getting set-up to live a life totally off the grid? I’m sure that some people have had that notion, given all [...]


    This post was posted in Recent Articles and was tagged with fuel storage, homesteading, living off the grid, off the grid living, off-grid, prepper, water storage

  • GMO Grass Coming To A Backyard Near You

    Posted on October 29, 2014 by Tara Dodrill

    Genetically engineered grass is currently being developed by Scotts and Monsanto. The produce skirted by government testing mandates and could soon be contaminating an organic farm or public park near you.
    The first variety of is GMO grass Scotts Roundup Ready Kentucky Bluegrass. The genetically modified grass was designed to withstand “massive amounts” of Roundup Ready [...]


    This post was posted in Homesteading and was tagged with biotech, genetically engineered grass, genetically modified grass, glyphosate, GMO grass, monsanto, organic, scotts, scotts miracle grow

  • Plants For Cuts And Scrapes

    Posted on October 28, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Whether lost in the wilderness or simply enjoying a camping weekend, the likelihood of sustaining minor cuts, scrapes and burns is fairly high. It therefore helps to know which plants feature the properties you need to heal flesh and make pain go buh-bye. Check out a mere few of the many plants you can use [...]


    This post was posted in First Aid and was tagged with aloe vera, healing plants, plantin, plants cuts scrapes, plants that heal, yarrow

  • Weather Prediction in a World Without Power

    Posted on October 27, 2014 by Brian Meyer

    Believe it or not, people were actually able to predict the weather before we had satellites to look down on moving weather patterns, and iPhones to get severe weather alerts. There was a time where farmers were the best meteorologists and grandpa was who you asked about the weather later today, not the guy on [...]


    This post was posted in Most Popular, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Skills and was tagged with natural way to predict the weather, predicting the weather in the wild, weather prediction

  • How To Be Self-Reliant With Passive Income

    Posted on October 25, 2014 by Catherine Alford

    I’d argue that the American dream today has changed from a “rags to riches” type story to a world in which Americans, as a whole, seem to want to work less and earn more.
    But is this even possible? To those slaving away for 40+ hours each week for a set salary, while companies get further [...]


    This post was posted in Money Saving Tips, Recent Articles, Self Reliance and was tagged with american dream, passive income, self sufficient, self-reliant

  • Limiting factors in emergency prep-How long can you provide for yourself?

    Posted on October 24, 2014 by Lorin John

    If you are serious about emergency preparation, then I’m going to suppose your home is a place you could stay for a long, long, time.  Plenty of food and water stored away, fuel to cook, a way to stay warm, if you can “Bug in”, you should be just fine no matter what the circumstance.
    It's [...]


    This post was posted in Food Storage, Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with 72 hour kit, Bug Out Bag, emergency car kit, emergency food supply, long term disaster, long term survival tactics

  • The Most Poisonous Plants and How to Recognize Them

    Posted on October 23, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell

    It makes sense to be concerned about the perils of wild animals that could severely hurt or kill you when outdoors. The dangers of animals like grizzly bears and mountain lions are well established. But have you ever considered the perils of poisonous plants? Accidentally bumping into or ingesting poisonous plants out in the wild [...]


    This post was posted in Recent Articles and was tagged with poisonous plants, recognize poisonous plants, toxic plants, wilderness survival skills

  • Weather Threats To The Power Grid

    Posted on October 22, 2014 by Tara Dodrill

    Every minute of every day we face a deadly threat in America, yet very few are paying attention to the problem. A downed power grid would change life as we know it more than virtually any other doomsday scenario ever could; and is far more likely than a plethora of the apocalyptic scenarios contrived by [...]


    This post was posted in Prepping and was tagged with cyber-attack, emp attack, power grid, solar storm, weather

  • Preparedness Simplified

    Posted on October 21, 2014 by Capt. William E. Simpson

    For Those With A Busy Lifestyle
    As an author in the field of disaster preparedness, naturally I read a lot of what’s out there in the way of advice, and there’s plenty; some good and some bad. In fact, there is too much info in my opinion, which leaves readers trying to separate the wheat from [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Most Popular, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Skills and was tagged with bush-craft skills, CERT classes, CPR, CPR training, emergency preparedness, fire prevention, first aid, Preventing and Treating Hypothermia

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