What to Do If You Lose Power and Heat

Ice Storm Power Outage

Losing power at anytime can create serious disruptions in your everyday life, however, when it is cold out it not only creates disruptions it can become deadly. Ideally, you are prepared for disruptions in cold weather, and have paid particular attention to keeping everyone warm during a power outage. Things You Can Do before the …

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DIY Survival Shoelace Fire Kit

Firecord Shoelace Fire Kit

Having a spare fire kit on you is always a good idea, so why not carry it on something that you have with you everyday, like your shoes. Not only is this a great way to keep a spare fire kit on you without adding any extra noticeable weight but if you replace your laces …

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The Best Way to Store Seeds for When The SHTF

Seed Storage SHTF

First, decide what seeds you want to store based on your personal preference, in other words, what do you and your family like to eat. Secondly, consider seeds that can be stored and used for bartering. Even though you may not care for beets and carrots, for example, others would, and thus, you have currency …

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5 Non-Lethal Self Defense Weapons for EDC

Non-Lethal Self Defense Weapons EDC

First, your non-lethal self-defense weapons should be simple to use, lightweight, legal to carry, and above all be effective. Essentially anything can be used as a weapon, and keep in mind any weapon can be lethal, as well. A blow to the head using a rock, a punch to the face, or a stab with …

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The Doomsday Seed Vault: The Syrian War Prompts First Withdrawal

Doomsday Seed Vault

There is a “doomsday” vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies. Now for the first time since the vault was established on the Svalbard archipelago in 2008, seeds have been withdrawn. The original intent or charter if you will was designed to protect crop seeds such as beans, rice, and wheat …

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The FoodSaver GameSaver Titanium Vacuum Sealer Review

FoodSaver GameSaver Titanium

Hunting season is upon us, and this means game meat processing will soon be in full swing. Freezers stuffed with meat, fish, and poultry, food that required skill and considerable effort to bring home to help feed you and your family over the long winter months. Will it carry you over the months however, will …

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Winter Checklist for Your Vehicles

Winter Checklist Vehicles

Cold weather is on its way, so is your vehicle ready for cold mornings and snowy or icy roads. Are you ready for cold weather? It is time to inventory your vehicle’s emergency gear and to pull out the swimsuits and sandals and replace them with cold weather clothing. Vehicle maintenance is important as well, …

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Winter Checklist for the Home

Winter Checklist for the Home

It seems like the summers are getting shorter and the winters longer, but then again, we say this every year, and it may just seem that way as we get older. Nonetheless, winter is just around the corner, so it is time to start thinking about winterizing your home. Some things can wait, while others …

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Urban or Rural: Everyday Carry (EDC)

Urban or Rural EDC

Everyday Carry or EDC, you have read the articles and have seen the posts and then realized that everyone has their own ideas on what to carry. Everyone’s situation is different, however. Geography, threats, weather, local laws, and your own personal preferences will help determine what you carry every day. You Can Break Up Your …

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Will It Affect You

Syrian Refugee Crisis

President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year, the White House said on Thursday September10, 2015 (Edwards, 2015). National security is of course a major concern when considering Syria refugees and others from neighboring countries. The areas in question are rife with …

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