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Posted on February 20, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell
One of the ways to enjoy wintertime recreation is by getting out into the backcountry. More and more people are traveling out into the backcountry in the winter months to enjoy all kinds of snow sports such as cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and winter camping. The backcountry is the perfect setting for those [...]
Posted on January 21, 2014 by Jacob B.
Guest Post by: Loren Spendlove
The dictionary definition of survival is ‘the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances’.
As I write this post, I can’t help thinking of the five years my wife and I spent living in Mozambique, Africa. Survival is a daily [...]
Posted on January 16, 2014 by Jacob B.
For many people new year is the time to make resolutions. Amongst all the resolutions, financial resolutions are the most popular ones. Almost every individual pledges to take care of finances to begin the new year on a right note. However, not every individual gets to take care of the resolutions successfully throughout the year [...]
This post was posted in Guest Contributor, Money Saving Tips, Recent Articles, Self Reliance and was tagged with Finacial goals for 2014, getting your finances in order for 2014, personal finances 2014, take care of money
Posted on January 15, 2014 by Kacey Herlihy
It’s always a drag to come down with a mild illness or to suffer a minor injury, at home or in the back country. Fortunately there are an abundance of home remedies to help soothe your scrapes and burns, to settle your pounding headache, and to ward off your colds and sore throats. Below are [...]
This post was posted in DIY, Tips & Tricks, First Aid, Homesteading, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Skills and was tagged with common home remedies, Home Remedies for Illness and Injury, home remedies for poison ivy
Posted on January 3, 2014 by Brian Meyer
One of the scariest scenarios out there is a full economic collapse. Out of all the possible doomsday scenarios you can think of an economic collapse is one of the most viable, especially since we’re already moving full-steam in that direction.
With over $16 TRILLION in on-book debt it’s hard to see how our country will [...]
Posted on January 1, 2014 by Rebecca Maxwell
Millions of people each January start off the New Year by making resolutions. Oftentimes, these promises have to do with self-improvement and typically include health and fitness goals for after the holidays. On the other hand, how about including preparedness goals as part of your New Year’s resolutions?
These goals are important to make because disaster [...]
Posted on December 31, 2013 by Kent Page McGroarty
A working knowledge of which plants, vegetables and fruits are high in water could make a big difference in terms of survival. While the human body can last for up to a month without food, it won't make it more than a few days without water. Add to your list of survival skills by discovering which fruits, vegetables and [...]
Posted on December 4, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
When it comes to collecting and foraging for food during hard times or during a long-lasting post-disaster period, almost everyone in the family can engage in some form of fishing.
There are many methods that can be used, which target various species of fish and crustaceans in both freshwater and saltwater. One of the great benefits [...]
This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Food Storage, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Skills and was tagged with family fishing, fishing, Fishing as a family survival skill, fishing survival skills, learning to fish as a family
Posted on December 3, 2013 by Kent Page McGroarty
Emergency preparedness always includes knowing how to make assorted items quickly and easily, such as light sources, food storage containers, document holders and much more. Check out a few awesome DIY emergency items and add them to your list of survival skills!
Need viable sources of light, and quick? Use the straps of a headlamp [...]
Posted on November 25, 2013 by Rebecca Maxwell
No matter where you live in the world natural disasters can and do happen. Earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, blizzards, droughts, heat waves, and even just severe storms occur all around the globe. Yet, many people do not have a plan in place of what they would do in the case of a [...]
This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Skills and was tagged with disaster planning, making a disaster plan, making an emergency plan, surviving disasters