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  • Edible Insects

    Posted on September 16, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Edible insects. While it's doubtful any "taste like chicken," they sure as heck do their part to keep you alive when marooned on a desert island, lost in the jungle, separated from your hiking get the idea. Check out a few of the numerous edible insects to chow down on if lost somewhere in [...]

    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with bugs edible, bugs you can eat, edible insect varieties

  • Preparing for a Short Term SHTF

    Posted on September 15, 2014 by SurvivalBased

    By Lukas Nicholson: I worked my way through college as a fire fighter with the Forest Service. It was a dream job for me, for I worked outdoors and made good money during fire season. I learned a lot about fire behavior and its devastating effects on what is termed the ‘urban interface,’ where human [...]

    This post was posted in Guest Contributor, Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Skills

  • Is the US Economy Getting Better?

    Posted on September 13, 2014 by Catherine Alford

    Ever since the economic downturn began in December 2007, everyone has been more concerned than ever with the strength of the US economy.
    Never before has the economy been such a focus of conversation. From newscasts to beauty shop gossip, it seems the state of the US economy is a topic that everyone is interested in.
    While [...]

    This post was posted in News, Recent Articles, Self Reliance and was tagged with economy, economy recovery, employment rate, great recession, US economy

  • The Romance and Reality of Wilderness Survival

    Posted on September 12, 2014 by SurvivalBased

    By Emily H.
    Surviving the wild is not what like TV shows Survivor and Lost may seem to look like: no reward challenges, no immunity, and most of the time there’s no conspiracy involved. In real life, many bad things can happen in the wilderness as it’s a hostile environment and things can easily go out [...]

    This post was posted in Guest Contributor, Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with survival plan, survival techniques, survivalist, wilderness survival

  • Survival Skills to Teach Your Children

    Posted on September 11, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell

    Having a child in a dangerous situation is every parent’s nightmare. There might come a time, however, when your child will need to survive on his or her own before help arrives. This could happen if they get separated from the group they are with while hiking or camping. It might include having a parent [...]

    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Survival Skills and was tagged with fire starting, natural disaster preparedness, shelter, survival skills

  • Homemade Natural Cleaners Should Be Included In Emergency Preps

    Posted on September 10, 2014 by Tara Dodrill

    Homemade cleaning products should also important part of your preparedness stores. Growing your own food, self-defense training, survival gear, and long-term food storage products may be at the top of your self-reliance shopping list, but items necessary to keep a garden healthy and the home free from disease, are important as well.
    Ridding the home of [...]

    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness and was tagged with baking soda, borax, disease, distilled white vinegar, germs, homemade cleaning products, homemade weed killer, homemeade cleaners, isopropoyl alcohol, long term disaster, natural cleaners, natural deodorant, witch hazel

  • Earthquake Preparedness Tips

    Posted on September 9, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Like any natural disaster, earthquakes are pretty darn terrifying. Defined as a sudden, rapid shaking of the earth due to breaking and shifting of subterranean rock, earthquakes occur without warning and can happen any time of year. All 50 states and five U.S. territories are at risk, though the risk is greater in some regions [...]

    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness and was tagged with earthquake preparedness, earthquake safety, earthquake survival kit

  • Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

    Posted on September 8, 2014 by SurvivalBased

    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.
    Memories of the polar vortex and relentless snowstorms won't soon be forgotten. And the editors of the publication are predicting more of the same for the coming season.
    "Shivery and [...]

    This post was posted in News and was tagged with avoiding winter hazards, farmers' almanac, polar vortex, winter, winter preparedness, winter storm


    Posted on September 8, 2014 by Capt. William E. Simpson

    As I write this I am vexed by the fact that nearly 100,000 thousand acres of pristine forests are burning and nearly one-million acres of forest (public forests) have burned to the ground in and around the Pacific Northwest so far this year alone. The vast majority of these forests are publically owned and managed [...]

    This post was posted in Homesteading, Most Popular, News and was tagged with BLM, environmentalist, EPA, forest, forest management, pacific northwest forest fires, public forests, U.S. Forestry, wildfires

  • 4 Safety Items that Will Fit in Your Pocket

    Posted on September 6, 2014 by Catherine Alford

    I’m the type of person who loves to feel safe all the time. Here are examples of tiny little safety items that can fit in your pocket. Just put them in there and feel secure knowing you have a little bit of defense on your side!
    1.    Keys
    Keys are something that most people carry with them [...]

    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Gear and was tagged with prepper tools, tools to fit

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