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Review and Giveaway: “The New World” Series by G. Michael Hopf Posted:July 29, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Review and Giveaway: “The New World” Series by G. Michael Hopf

Once you read this review and get excited about reading all of G. Michael Hopf’s dystopian “The New World Series” – Sanctuary is the newest book – put the books in your Amazon cart or on [...]

How to Baton Firewood Posted:July 28, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

How to Baton Firewood

Mother Nature often doesn’t like to play nice. While we’d hope that if we had to spend the night in the woods, it would be nothing but clear skies and perhaps just a bit cool, the [...]

Try it Today! How to Can Green Beans in a Pressure Canner Posted:July 27, 2014 By:Courtney Wollam

Try it Today! How to Can Green Beans in a Pressure Canner

Green beans are a great candidate for a first-time gardener and for someone new to canning. They grow well in lots of different gardening zones. They grow and produce rather quickly, and the more you pick [...]

Water Purifier Comparison: The Sawyer Point ZeroTWO and The Berkeys Posted:July 26, 2014 By:John A. Heatherly

Water Purifier Comparison: The Sawyer Point ZeroTWO and The Berkeys

The saying “two is one, one is none” is common in military and survival circles, and for good reason. The principle is especially true when considering water purification, as most people can function effectively for weeks [...]

The Prepared Immune System: Four Herbs to Know (Other Than Echinacea) Posted:July 25, 2014 By:Agatha Noveille

The Prepared Immune System: Four Herbs to Know (Other Than Echinacea)

Your immune system protects you from many threats even on a normal day. After  stamina and physical conditioning for your body, making sure your immune system is in top shape should be your next big priority [...]

Training Kids To Be Resilient Posted:July 24, 2014 By:John A. Heatherly

Training Kids To Be Resilient

Many are familiar with The Stockdale Paradox. This concept, coined by Jim Collins in his book, Good to Great, came to be during a fantastic interview with the late Vice Admiral James Stockdale. For those who [...]

Tornado Survival: No Shelter, No Basement, No Problem Posted:July 23, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

Tornado Survival: No Shelter, No Basement, No Problem

It you live in an area that is vulnerable to tornadoes, you have undoubtedly heard the advice to head for your shelter or basement as a severe storm approaches. Hopefully, you’ve made tornado survival plans. For [...]

Ponds as Emergency Water Sources Posted:July 23, 2014 By:Jim Acosta

Ponds as Emergency Water Sources

In many parts of the United States, ponds are as common as bees. Often the results of periodic flooding in river basins, ponds are an important part of local ecosystems. Many an adult can recall a [...]

Six maps you need for an urban evacuation Posted:July 22, 2014 By:Leon Pantenburg

Six maps you need for an urban evacuation

Let’s assume an urban disaster scenario, and you must leave quickly. How will you find your way? What maps do you need? We’re talking about the printed, paper in hand type. Don’t plan to rely on [...]

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Canning Your Own Meat Posted:July 21, 2014 By:Andrea Urban

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Canning Your Own Meat

You’ll be hooked, I tell you.  Once you learn how to bottle your own meats, you’ll never go back to the old way of doing it. Think about your meat habits.  Do you put up a [...]