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The Romance and Reality of Survival Fishing

Most of us have never needed to catch a fish to save our life.  Finding food in a survival situation, whether hunted, fished or foraged, is nothing more than a accountant’s balance sheet where calories are added and subtracted all day long, and you are the accountant.

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Quick Tips for Dehydrating Food

Over the years I have tried dehydrating various foods.  I have done fruits, vegetables, meats and shrimp.  Some of the items I will continue to dehydrate and some I will write off as a learning experience.

Survival Fishing Pole Review

Survival Gear Review: Emmrod Fishing Pole

I do a lot of hiking in the back-country of Colorado and come across a lot of small streams and lakes.  I always thought it would be great to have a small, lightweight rod and reel to fish for trout while I’m exploring.  My wait is over.

Emergency Food for Preppers

Survival Eating: Part 3

This started as an article on foraging wild edible and medicinal plants.  Then Schoeny asked about a “Wild Garden” on the SurvivalCache forum and my mind started asking questions: 1) Why do we just forage what has grown? 2) Why can’t we plant and harvest the very same plants we look for?

Freeze Dried food review of Richmoor Hash Browns O'Brien

Survival Gear Review: Richmoor Hash Browns O’Brien

On a cold spring day in Zion National Park, we woke during our practice bug out exercise with the need for some ‘hot’ food.  As the water was being boiled over the open fire and the hot chocolate found; Richmoor’s Hash Brown O’Brien was also grabbed.

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Survival Eating: Part 2

We all bring skills, experience and education to the discussion, which is what makes our “neighborhood” so great.  These assets differ by person and age group, but that adds to the diversity needed for new ideas and creating a balanced outlook.

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Survival Gear Review: Mainstay 3600 Food Ration

When we started researching emergency food more than two years ago we found that most foods out there fit into 4 categories.  Freeze Dried, MREs, Long Term Staples (rice, beans, flour, etc) and Food Bars.  In the Food Bar category we found one that stood out.

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Survival Eating

Food is not just a source of energy and sustenance, but a comfort item as well. When you are hungry, morale goes down and chances of survival dwindle.  There will be several opportunities to find food after the supermarkets close, you just need to know where to look and what tools to have.

Black Swan Events

Tail Risk

Tail Risk – Definition: A form of portfolio risk that arises when the possibility that an investment will move more than three standard deviations from the mean is greater than what is shown by a normal distribution.

Survival Supplements

Survival Nutrition

Staying healthy in a survival situation should be at the top of your preparation to-do list.  By maintaining health in an extreme circumstance you can better insure your own survival and that of your families.

Emergency Preparedness Food Storage

Survival Gardening: Part 2

The answer to everyone’s question is “No”, we are not too late to get started on our Survival Garden for this year, not for most of the population living in the United States and Canada.  It keeps snowing on me here in Utah, so I’m still waiting.