So, the power is out. You were fortunate enough that you thought ahead, and you took the necessary precautions to keep candles and flashlights ready, you’ve got wood for the fireplace, enough food you can cook without electricity, and plenty … Read more →
Did you know that the average urban household only keeps three days’ worth of food on hand at any given time? When we can swing by the supermarket or neighborhood convenience store whenever we want, grab some takeout or order … Read more →
Emergency food storage plans are designed to accommodate short-term, long-term, and multi-year preparedness situations, but the best strategy is to develop gardening skills to make you less reliant on what you’ve got stashed away. If you’ve never gotten your hands … Read more →
Going on a vacation or business trip, whether you’re headed only a few miles north or halfway across the world, is always an exciting experience full of opportunities to see and try new things. Of course, even when you’re having … Read more →
Do you need an exercise in observation? Go sit on a park bench, or if you’re truly brave, the food court at a shopping mall. Set aside some time to grab a latte, relax, and watch people. After twenty minutes … Read more →
Layered, oversized clothing: Loose-fitting clothes “blur” your body shape and conceal whatever you’re carrying. Yes, all your clothes will seem bigger after a few weeks of restricted caloric intake and enhanced physical activity, but you can always cinch your belt … Read more →
While it can seem daunting to start a garden, it really just depends on which plants you choose. Some are notoriously fickle–eggplant, anyone?–while others need very little to thrive. Select your plants well and you’ll enjoy summer vegetables long after … Read more →
In the event of a major catastrophe, whether it be environmental, social or economic, you may decide at some point, that your home is no longer a safe place for you and your family. If you’re considering a backup plan … Read more →
Having a gun and knowing how to use it is often touted as the best possible home defense. Here are four other ideas that don’t require you to have or use a gun. GET A DOG Dogs serve two purposes … Read more →
If you have to get to the woods or get stuck in the woods, you must have a plan. Know what you need to take and load that up. Here are the bare minimums you need that don’t take much … Read more →
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