Category Archive: Survival planning

Make a Backpacking Checklist Before Heading Out

Make a Backpacking Checklist Before Heading Out Even the most experienced backpackers can forget essential items as they are preparing for their next trip.  You should always have a checklist handy and frequently update it in order ensure that you are not leaving anything behind.  As we get into the heart of this year’s hiking …

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Try This Simple Recipe to Make Dandelion Wine

Try This Simple Recipe to Make Dandelion Wine Dandelions are surprisingly nutritious, and we’ve touched on the benefits of using them medicinally before.  However, did you know that you can also make a wine from these ever-present weeds?  Not only is it possible, but making a batch is also very easy.  The wine itself is …

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Simple Steps to Keep Warm While Sleeping Outdoors

Simple Steps to Keep Warm While Sleeping Outdoors Nights can get chilly in the great outdoors, even during the middle of the summer.  Believe it or not, many people lose a lot of body heat while camping during warm weather months, and cases of hypothermia are not uncommon.  Let’s take a look at a few …

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It’s Official: ISIS is Infiltrating Migrant Routes into Europe

We’ve been talking about the possible, actually, the foregone conclusion that ISIS would take advantage of refugee migrant routes into Europe for quite some time.  However, it was only recently that the government admitted that this is a real security concern.  What took them so long?  There are a couple of possibilities to consider to …

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Common Sense Advice for Securing Your Home

Common Sense Advice for Securing Your Home You don’t have to go to extremes to reinforce your home and create a deterrent for potential intruders.  In fact, it’s very easy to overlook some very simple things that all of us can do right now to significantly enhance our home security.  Let’s look at some suggestions …

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California Braces for a Major Earthquake Along the San Andreas Fault

California Braces for a Major Earthquake Along the San Andreas Fault The San Andreas fault is getting national media attention as scientists reaffirm their speculation that a big quake is more likely to strike in the near future than previously estimated.  This news comes after more in-depth research into the behavior of plate movement, pressure …

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Six Reasons Why You Want to be Prepared for a Blackout

Six Reasons Why You Want to be Prepared for a Blackout Massive power outages occur with alarming regularity, and they usually occur at the worst possible times. Surprisingly, many of them are caused by either human error as opposed to weather or equipment failures. However, an increasing amount of power outages are occurring as a …

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Commodities Trading And The Failing Food Supply

Commodities Trading And The Failing Food Supply Commodities are a potentially-lucrative investment vehicle that has been establishing the value of our food supply for years. The trading of commodities such as wheat, soybeans, corn, rice and sugar in volatile and often speculative markets has placed our food supply at risk. Anything from a drought or …

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The Unknown Dangers of Chlorine

The Unknown Dangers of Chlorine Chlorine is probably the most widely-used toxic chemical in the country.  It is normally found in gas or liquid form and is the basis a huge amount of industrial applications and consumer products.  It is also a key component of water treatment systems from pools to municipal drinking water facilities.  …

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Appreciating Natural Reactions to Life or Death Situations

Appreciating Natural Reactions to Life or Death Situations The human mind, in most cases, reacts in certain ways when we are faced with life or death situations.  Some of these reactions are helpful as they prevent us from doing things that will be deadly.  On the other hand, they can inhibit us from doing the …

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