Most people would agree that helping out the environment is a good thing. After all, most of us want to make sure our children and grandchildren are able to enjoy the places and natural resources that we enjoy today. On the other hand, actually living a more sustainable lifestyle — one that reduces our individual and societal impact on Earth’s resources — is sometimes more difficult. Sustainable living means giving up some of the conveniences of modern society and doing things diff... Continue Reading →
Survival Based Blog
Posted on April 28, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
Posted on April 27, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Finding yourself stranded in the wilderness is hardly a recipe for fun; however, a thorough or at least partial understanding of how to survive will prevent you from becoming bear food. Some basic knowledge of medicinal plants and first-aid skills is very, very helpful when trying to stay alive in the wild, and with that in mind, check out the following tips to store in your brain’s “su... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 25, 2016 by Brian Meyer
Planning is quite possibly the single most important aspect to prepping, yet so many preppers fail to plan at all. Instead, many choose to prepare for the worst by buying supplies and collecting weapons when they would be much better suited with some good old-fashioned planning.
Survival planning is so important. In fact, the U.S. Army Survival Manual has this to say about it:
“Survival planning is nothing more than realizing something could happen that would put you in a survival situation and, with that in mind, taking s... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 21, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
Would you know what to do if you or someone near you were shot? Gunshot wounds aren’t that common. In fact, usually only soldiers, law enforcement personnel, and maybe hunters need to worry about what to do if they are shot. Still, random shootings can and do happen. Probably no one in the Aurora, Colorado theater on July 20, 2012 expected to be suffering gunshot wounds th... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 19, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Posted on April 18, 2016 by Brian Meyer
Imagine this: You’ve spent years perfecting your survival plan, learning skills, stockpiling food, and building what amounts to a fortress that’s basically in the middle of nowhere. You’re all set to ride out almost anything the world has to throw at you. When the inevitable disaster finally does come, you’re all set. This is the idea that many preppers have as an ideal scenario, but there’s one thing missing: the rest of the world.
When talking about a disaster, is the act of surviving enough? For some people the answer to this is a resounding yes, but if you stop ... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 14, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
Many of us know and can apply the basics of first aid. We understand that to stop bleeding, we put pressure on the wound. A sprained ankle is treated with RICE: rest, ice, compression and elevation. But less of us understand the basics of mental health first aid, or even recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse in the first place.
It is important to at least know the basics of mental illness, because, according to the National Council for Behavioral H... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 7, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
If you’re looking to save money on water for your household, consider collecting rainwater. Using rainwater has a lot of benefits, and rainwater collection systems are fairly simple to put together. Collecting rainwater also means that you are practicing more sustainable living.
There are many reasons why using rainwater is advantageous. First of all, rainwater does not go through the complex filtration and treatment process. Directly collected rainfall typically has lo... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 6, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
If you find yourself in the wilderness without soap, don’t panic. It’s still entirely possible to clean your gear with...wait for it...wood ash. Wood ash actually makes a fantastic alternative when suds aren’t available or you decided to skip bringing bars of the stuff entirely to make room for other things. Wood ashes have been used as a source of lye in soap making for years upon years.
Posted on March 31, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
For many of us, we want to be independent and have control over what we eat. This desire leads us to hunt, fish and garden — all activities that can be sustainable and environmentally friendly. But have you ever thought about making your own seasoning mixes? Seasoning mixes and spices are used in a wide variety of delicious, everyday recipes. Most of us don’t think twice about picking up seasonings or spices at the grocery store, but there’s an alternative that can save you money.... Continue Reading →