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32 Mental and Urban Survival Skills for Kids Posted:November 17, 2014 By:Liz Long

32 Mental and Urban Survival Skills for Kids

Kids come in all ages, abilities, and levels of emotional and mental maturity. As you read this list, keep in mind that not all skills are appropriate for younger kids, in particular. Although these are listed [...]

My Opinion: Cell Phones Have Made Us Soft and Have Affected Our Ability to Survive Posted:November 16, 2014 By:Robert Camp

My Opinion: Cell Phones Have Made Us Soft and Have Affected Our Ability to Survive

Technophilia: “a strong enthusiasm for technology, especially new technologies such as personal computers, the Internet, mobile phones.” Caution! The following story is true. Names have been changed or omitted to prevent embarrassment of the woefully [...]

Using Water Heater Water in an Emergency Posted:November 14, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Using Water Heater Water in an Emergency

We preppers talk a lot about water storage.  Water is critical to survival and really you can’t have too much of it stored.  However, in the event of a true crisis, on top of the cases [...]

I Survived … Did you? Posted:November 13, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

I Survived … Did you?

It’s time to share our best survival experience tips. I’ve got several I’ll share. At first, I didn’t think I would have that much to share, but as I look back over my military brat and wife [...]

Understanding Chemical Symbols Posted:November 11, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Understanding Chemical Symbols

When you are handling any sort of chemical, it is important to know the risks associated with it. Fortunately, over the years a sort of shorthand has been developed to communicate this information to you in [...]

32 Wilderness Survival Skills for Kids Posted:November 10, 2014 By:Liz Long

32 Wilderness Survival Skills for Kids

Our very popular list, 32 Survival Skills Your Child Should Know and Be Able To Do ASAP, has been well received but we noticed there were important skills and pieces of knowledge that were missing. So, [...]

Try it Today: Build your Food Storage from Scratch with Canning Posted:November 09, 2014 By:Lisa Barthuly

Try it Today: Build your Food Storage from Scratch with Canning

  Stocking your pantry with home canned goods is not only prudent, it’s a simple and inexpensive way to build your food storage. When you can up what is in season (at the peak of freshness, [...]

Brrrr! Get Ready for The Polar Vortex With These Resources Posted:November 08, 2014 By:Liz Long

Brrrr! Get Ready for The Polar Vortex With These Resources

It’s barely November and there is already a polar vortex barreling down on us. Even if you live somewhere warm, most of the USA (except for Hawaii) gets at least somewhat cooler in the winter. For [...]

Healthy Eye Care: Q & A With an Optometrist Posted:November 07, 2014 By:Kris

Healthy Eye Care: Q & A With an Optometrist

Chances are you have considered how you’d fare without modern medicine in a disaster situation and have stashed away bandages, topical antibiotics, over-the-counter medications, herbal remedies, and other supplies “just in case.” Have you considered the [...]

Necessary Roles In a Survival Group Posted:November 06, 2014 By:Jim Cobb

Necessary Roles In a Survival Group

Forming a group of like-minded individuals who are committed to helping one another in the event of a disaster is a great plan.  Many hands make light work and all that.  However, it is important to [...]