Water is one of the most important parts of preparedness. Check out this list for the many reasons you’ll want to have water in an emergency, not the least of which is for drinking! Our good friends at Nitro-Pak have graciously sponsored this group mega giveaway to help you out with your water preparations. In addition to Read More . . .
Hey, readers! Here’s your chance to record your two cents worth on the effects of the recent “end of the world” type shows on the preparedness movement. Be sure to answer the poll at the end of this post! :) This last week our town had a scheduled 6 hour power outage. Our local substation Read More . . .
Over 47 million Americans currently receive food assistance through food stamps, called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. In the last week a computer glitch caused the SNAP electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card system to be temporarily unavailable, resulting in some people not getting food and others getting too much. There has also been Read More . . .
This week is the annual Shake Out drill, the largest organized earthquake drill in the world. On Thursday October 17th at 10:17 am, participants will simulate an earthquake wherever they are by dropping to the ground, taking cover, and holding on for 60 seconds. Unlike a drill, real earthquakes strike without warning and can be Read More . . .
Saving onion seeds might seem a little mysterious. I’ve grown onions for years and never had them “go to seed” like my lettuce or spinach plants do. That’s because like carrots, onions are biennial. They won’t seed the first year, but need to be overwintered and will grow a seed head the second year. Overwintering Read More . . .
Storing herbs is a great way to add flavor variety to your stored foods. Growing herbs in an herb garden can provide fabulous fresh herbs during growing season. Usually, there is plenty of herb left at the end of the season. These fresh herbs can be preserved easily by drying them, and one way Read More . . .
When I first saw the Henry Survival Rifle on this TV interview, I knew it would be a fantastic little rifle to share with my readers. Then I thought I could REALLY share it with one of my readers if I could make it a giveaway prize. So I’m super excited to let you know Read More . . .
Saving carrot seeds is a two year process. Like many other root crops including onions and beets, carrots are biennials. This means the first year they are planted, they do not seed. They will produce seed in their second year. In all but the coldest climates, carrots can be overwintered in the ground. If you Read More . . .
National Preparedness Month is winding up in a big way with this awesome giveaway. I’ve teamed up with a great selection of preparedness bloggers as well as SurvivalBased.com to offer you a couple of absolutely fantastic prizes! There will be two winners! The 1st lucky winner will receive a Fuel-less Portable Solar Generator by Humless Read More . . .
Guest post by Sam Ott At its core purpose, hunting is about survival. We hunt to eat and we eat to survive, but as we progress as a culture, it also serves as a great past time for families to pass on from generation to generation, hunters to enjoy as a sport and even to Read More . . .