Imagine the ground under you is moving and you’re in the middle of an earthquake. It’s pretty scary, isn’t it? Unfortunately, it’s not exactly possible to predict earthquakes, though they can be anticipated. The natural disasters mainly occur near edges of tectonic plates (hello, California); however, they can occur anywhere. Learning what to do in the event of a major earthquake is an essential survival skill to have, and one that allows you to walk away wi... Continue Reading →
Posted on September 7, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Posted on July 14, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Can watching animals help you survive if stranded in the wilderness? Absolutely. Animals know a thing or two about survival, after all. They let you know when stuff’s about to go down! Here are some of the many ways animals will help you stay alive until it’s rescue time:
Keep a weather eye on the animals around you, as they’ll tell you when a huge predator is about to mak... Continue Reading →
Posted on June 22, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
For most families, summer is a time of the year when they see their electric bills spike. Of course, the air conditioner is one of the biggest culprits of this increase in energy usage. Just a few degrees higher in temperature outside means that your air conditioner is working harder to keep the indoors comfortable; next thing you know, you get a (not-so) nice surprise in your electric bill.
There are, however, ways to save money on your electric bill this summer.
Posted on June 9, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
You might not realize it, but your home is actually loaded with hiding places! If wanting to hide various items around the house as part of your bug-out plan, review the following super -cool and innovative spots... Continue Reading →
Posted on May 12, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
One of the scariest situations to find yourself in is being a victim of a home invasion. A home invasion is defined as an illegal, often forceful entry into a private dwelling with the intent to harm the occupants. Home invasions include the threat of violent crimes against homeowners including burglary, assault, murder, rape, or kidnapping. According to the FBI, about 135 home invasions happen every day in America.
So what can you do to fight off a home invasion and protect you... Continue Reading →
Posted on May 4, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Is your container garden flourishing like it should, and you’d like to add a few herbs to the mix? There are plenty of options that do wonderfully in container gardens, so check a few out and enjoy using your own herbs in assorted recipes.
Ah, the popular Italian herb. Basil is a fantastic choice, as the annual is quite hardy following root system est... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 28, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
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 →
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 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 →