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 development meets and intermingles with undeveloped wild land. Fires in these areas turned out to be the most dangerous, as they presented dangers from both wild land and structural fire... Continue Reading →
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 of control. What was supposed to be a breezy weekend camp can turn into a horrible one as a violent storm could chase you into a nearby cave and get you stuck for the next 48 hours. If t... Continue Reading →
Posted on July 16, 2014 by Capt. William E. Simpson
The recent news about the EPA’s new definition of ‘tributary’ had me doing some research into EPA related news, recent studies and actions that have been undertaken by the EPA and the current administration, including some of the people in the House and the Senate.
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 fact of life in Mozambique. The people there lack many of the basics that we often take for granted. Clean water, sufficient food, economic activity. All of these things are deficient or non-existent. All of them are “no-brainers” as far as their... Continue Reading →
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. After all, just like promises resolutions are also made to be broken. But this... Continue Reading →
Posted on September 23, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
As I have said in past articles and in radio interviews; I have confidence that Americans can deal with short-term or regional/localized disasters. However, I stand with many of the Governments chosen experts who are for the large part gravely concerned about America’s current inability when it comes to dealing with large-scale, long term disaster scenarios. As far as I can tell in my own research, about 5-million Americans have ... Continue Reading →
Posted on September 17, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
Moonrise in the Sea of Cortez – Photo by: Capt. William E. Simpson
Without actual experience in long-term off-the-grid survival it’s really tough to figure out what you’ll really need, and what is not so important after all. And there is no substitute for actual experience.
From my chair, when it comes to the discussions of survival and di... Continue Reading →
Posted on September 12, 2013 by SurvivalBased
A lot of preppers are getting their beans and bullets sorted out and that’s great. There’s another basic survival prep you should be looking at too. Are you fit enough to outrun a Zombie. Right, maybe not a Zombie but could you at least bug out with your ruck for 5 miles over some rough terrain?
If not, don’t worr... Continue Reading →
Posted on August 23, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
Capt. Bill negotiating a rocky trail on a remote desert island in the Sea of Cortez (photo by Laura Simpson)
It was a warm January morning in 2010 when my wife Laura and I dropped the Iron Maiden’s anchor in a remote cove on an undisclosed Island in the Sea of Cortez (reasons will become apparent). The anchor chain and anchor were clearly visible through the crystal azur... Continue Reading →
Posted on August 9, 2013 by Jacob B.
Having a pool is an awesome gift. Being able to go for a swim on a hot day is a fantastic thing, and should always be appreciated.
But I’m sure every pool owner has had an experience where they want to go for a swim on a scorching day, dipped their toe in the water... and found that it was ABSOLUTELY FREEZING.
What’s up with that? And is there anything we can do about it?
A LITTLE SCIENCEContinue Reading →
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