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10 Non-Power Tools You Need for Survival

I knew we were in trouble the moment I saw the Black and Decker battery-powered adjustable wrench.  I’d encountered screwdrivers with dead batteries, saws without extension cords, and drills with easily over-heated motors, but an electric wrench?

prepper wood burn stove

Going Off Grid – Part II

After we made the move to a more rural setting, my focus turned to our reliance on the grid and what that meant for our long term survival after some type of catastrophic event.  Just being away from people did not provide enough security, we needed to cut the cord.

Doomsday Preppers

Going Off Grid – Part I

In 2006 my life was humming along the normal path of middle class Americans.  Living near a major metropolitan area, mid 30’s, working for a fortune 500 company, married, kids, two cars, house  in the suburbs, 401k, health insurance, life was good.

Doomsday Preppers Apocalypse 101

Preparedness in Practice

As it turns out in the face of reality, action really does speak louder than words.  I read several of the Blog sites posted on prepping, survival issues, arming for Armageddon and much of the impractical advice that is dished out as though hordes of experts have contributed their wisdom.

Doomsday Preppers Apocalypse 101

Survival Sense: Part 1

It has been said that Alaska’s upper Yukon River valley is the harshest, most unforgiving environment on the planet.  Local humor quips that there are only two seasons here –winter and the Fourth of July. This is a land of incredible extremes.

Prepping Survival Food

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.

Bow Hunting for Survival

Looking To Our Past – Part 2

Our forefathers have given us many tools and knowledge to survive and rebuild from a disaster.  Whether it is soap making, gardening, woodworking or manufacturing gun powder, these are skills you may need in the near future. 

Black Powder Hunting, Survival Knife

Looking To Our Past – Part 1

We all know the stories about Daniel Boone, Davy Crocket, Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and many more too numerous to list; but how many have studied the skills and everyday chores that these men used to establish the United States as we know it today?

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.

Bugging Out

Private Property: Control and Patrol

Private lands left uncontrolled and not patrolled will soon fall victim to trespassers, poachers, thieves, and no goods.  Every year landowners, hunters, and others roll into their recreational camps, retreats or Bug Out locations only to find evidence of vandalism, theft, and outright meanness.  

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.