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Category Archives: Shelter
Watching the tornado in Oklahoma reminds me of when I lived in the Midwest (Michigan and Illinois). Every summer we would worry about the thunderstorms and the tornadoes that went with them. While our home was never hit, I spend …Read More...
Fire starting is an art. I know everyone who reads this blog carries some type of fire starter and that is a good start. However lately I have been challenging some people to actually start a fire with what they …Read More...
The other day I was talking with one of my grandchildren, who is going camping with his scout troop in a couple of days. We got into a discussion of how to decide where to build your camp. I soon …Read More...
Do you need extra storage or a second storage location? One easy and relatively inexpensive solution is to purchase a shipping container or conex. They come in lengths of 10, 20 and 40 ft. Most are approximately 8 ft high …Read More...
This last weekend, there were heavy rain and windstorms in our area. As in all such storms, a few people had roof damage. This was not a giant problem, most leaks were small, and it was easy to get supplies …Read More...
One interesting source of survival information is the homeless. I always pay attention to what they are carrying and over the years have picked up some good ideas. The picture that is shown below is from a homeless camp not …Read More...
While doing some research on disasters in third world countries, I came across something called a Shelterbox. This is a box containing a shelter and assorted items to provide heat and cooking facilities after a disaster. The charity that provides …Read More...
Ropes and Knots are something that most of us no longer use in our everyday modern life. If you lived a hundred years ago, most of us would have at least a rudimentary understanding of ropes and knots. In talking …Read More...
Watching Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast shows just how vulnerable we are to things beyond our control, storms, fire, earthquakes and man made disasters. You can have all the preps you could possible need to bug in, but if …Read More...