Posted on 29 November 2013
I am also aware that there are some respected and recognized survival experts who claim that a big blade is rarely if ever needed and that a small cutting tool is better to have. It’s lighter, can handle a wide variety of cutting chores and is easier to keep about your person.
Posted on 11 November 2013
Let’s recognize reality: survival is all about knowledge, skill and preparedness. You have to have a good balance of all three to survive. The best tools in the world are of no use to you if you don’t know how to use them. The greatest ideas in the world are of no use to you if you don’t have the tools to bring them to fruition.
Posted on 01 November 2013
The point is that the more variety you put into your day-to-day activities that mimic the activities you think you’ll have to perform in a survival situation, then the greater your chances will be of actually surviving.
Posted on 30 October 2013
Think about your own choices and how affected they are by YOUR sentimental attachments. Give it a second thought and make sure that you’re equipping yourself as best you can.
Posted on 02 October 2013
So I had this half-insane idea… I started thinking about the house I want to have built – somewhere in the midwest. I was pondering size, shape, necessities, etc. I was pondering “off grid,” meaning that I wanted it to be self-sufficient in electrical production and water supply. I wanted to have a gardening capability year round. I wanted sufficient outdoor space for live stock – but not in huge quantities.
Posted on 28 September 2013
Thinking ahead means identifying the short-comings in your knowledge and skill sets NOW and remedying those short-comings as time and finances permit. Thinking ahead means mental rehearsal and emotional commitment to your intended plan of action.
Posted on 26 September 2013
Out “in the sticks” a rifle is all but mandatory not only to provide food through hunting, but also to prevent varmints (the pest variety) from becoming a nuisance or threat. What am I talking about?
Posted on 25 September 2013
Of course, we call them conveniences because using them saves us time and effort. That’s the trade off. Reducing our dependence on these conveniences means increasing the amount of time and work we put into being self-reliant. The positive side of the effort, though, is the reduced impact we feel when the economy is bad or challenged.
Posted on 22 September 2013
One of the coolest things I saw in the Harry Potter movies was Hermione’s bottomless bag; that large purse she carried around in the last two movies that held a ton of stuff – but didn’t WEIGH a ton or LOOK big. Today’s libraries can be the same way, but there are several things that […]
Posted on 21 September 2013
As we make our survival preparations, we must recognize and consider our comfort expectations and realistically take them into consideration. The comfort expectations of each individual is entirely subjective and therefore can vary even within a small family unit. For instance: my expectation of comfort in a survival situation is far lower than that of my wife or (even bigger difference) my mother-in-law.