Category Archives: animals

Dogs for Security and Why You Should Have One

I have been thinking about the use of dogs for security.  Currently we do not own a dog and have been thinking about getting one in the future.  Part of the reason is that I like a dog that I … Continue reading

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Feral Cats and Dogs, Household Pets Gone Wild

In the area in which I live, we often see feral cats and occasionally a wild dog.  Dogs seem to draw more attention and in today’s world  are normally rounded up and taken to the pound.  Cats on the other … Continue reading

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Snails in Your Garden, a Simple Solution, Eat Them.

The common garden snail found in the United States, Helix aspersa, is a close relative of France’s commercially harvested Helix pomatia and is quite edible. They are delicious and highly nutritious. A 3.5 ounce serving of snails provides about 90 calories. Most of the … Continue reading

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Animal Trapping can be a Useful Survival Tool

  Animal trapping has been used to gather food for most of human history.  It is just in recent years that it has been banned.  I live in California which has strict laws on animal trapping.  Leg traps and body … Continue reading

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Making Corncob Jelly an Other Uses for Cobs

In a real emergency, we may have to make do with whatever is available. We will need to learn to use the parts of plants that we currently waste.  For example, here is a list of the various things that … Continue reading

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Bears and the Problems They can Cause in Your Camp or Bol

I know people who have a bug out location (BOL) that they plan to camp in case of a major disaster or economic collapse. Now most of these are in relatively remote areas with wildlife including bears.  If you are … Continue reading

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Rabies – After TEOTWAWKI Rabies Will be a Major Threat

Since we have been discussing dog bites, and a friend sent me an excellent thought provoking article on rabies, I decided this was a good subject to post on today.  As part of this post, I am doing something unusual; … Continue reading

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Dog Bite Dangers After a Disasters

This is an article on dog bite dangers sent in by one of our readers that i think is something that needs to be taken into consideration. The article is from the Wall Street Journal. Dog-bite danger: After a natural … Continue reading

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Butcher Knives, How little You Really Need to Butcher a Large Animal

I have wanted to write a blog for some time on what butcher knives are required to process large animals.  Now this is an area in which I am definitely not an expert.  It has been a while since I … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Fleas when There are No Pesticides Available

Fleas, these little bloodsucking pests not only are irritating to man and beast alike, but can also cause severe skin problems in both dogs and cats.  The adult dog flea is a wingless insect equipped with a set of powerful … Continue reading

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