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 →
Author Archives: Kent Page McGroarty
Posted on April 19, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
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 29, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Knowing how to store food properly is a survival skill you don’t want to be without. However, stocking up on food also means learning how to store it effectively and sometimes even creatively, as you want to walk through your house without tripping over a bag of beans. Check out these creative options for storing food around your home, and feel good about your survival prowess.
Back Of Doors
Purchase assorted over-the-door orga... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 22, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Planning a long trek into the great, wide open? A wilderness trip involves a heck of a lot of planning so you don’t, um, die. Check out the following tips to ensure your adventure is one you’ll be talking about for years and years.
Study the area you intend to traverse befo... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 8, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
The body might be able to go for up to a month without food, but it won’t last more than a few days without water. The liquid is easily our world’s most precious resource, and finding it during an emergency situation is essential. Let’s review where to find water in emergency situations, both in the home and out.
In The Home
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Posted on March 1, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Did you know there are more than 100,000 varieties of rice on this planet? White rice is merely one option, with brown and various long-grain rices being some of the healthiest foods you can ingest. Rice is also a highly versatile food that lends itself to all kinds of recipes, making it a fantastic dinner option in times of emerge... Continue Reading →
Posted on February 16, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
The hatchet was immortalized in the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Remember reading it in your middle school English class? It’s the tale of a city boy whose plane crashes in the vast Canadian wilderness. He survives, though the pilot isn’t so lucky; he learns how to stay alive in the wild for 54 days with nothing but — you guessed it — a hatchet.
The small axe is one heck of a survival tool, a... Continue Reading →
Posted on February 9, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
As with cleaning supplies, there are plenty of household products that function as emergency personal care products. Whether you simply forgot to pick up must-haves at your local retail store or are otherwise in dire need of a cleanser, moisturizer, shampoo, etc., knowing what works in an emergency is one sweet survival skill.
Check out the following common household items to see what you can use the next time you’re i... Continue Reading →
Posted on February 2, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Whether you’re in the midst of an emergency and require cleaning supplies or simply forget to buy what you need at your local retail store, don’t fret. There are numerous items around your home that serve as excellent emergency cleaning supplies. Such options are highly effective, non-toxic, and cheap! What more could you ask for?
Check out these products that make spectacular cleaners.
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