Category Archives: survival

Finding Dry Wood in Wet Weather

It has been raining for the last couple of weeks and the ground in very wet; we have had about 5 inches of rainfall.  So I decided this would be a good time to take my wife out and show … Continue reading

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School Lockdown, How One affected My Family

Recently one of my grandsons was caught in a school lockdown.  This was caused when an illegal alien shot and killed two police officers, wounded a third and one civilian.  One of the officers was shot and killed, and another … Continue reading

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A Comparison of Four Different Fire Starters

Today one of my granddaughters and I were experimenting with different types of fire starting devices.  It ended with us making a video of Randy lighting Vaseline soaked cotton balls in a short video which we posted on you tube. … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Lightning Strikes.

Lightning is the third leading cause of weather-related deaths, right behind floods and tornadoes.  More people die or are injured by lightning more in the summer months than any other time of the year. This is caused by the increase in … Continue reading

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Why Some Individuals and Groups will fail to survive.

Why Some Individuals and Groups will fail to survive.When confronted with survival situations people have the potential to overcome challenges, beat incredible odds, and come out a survivor.  However, in survival situations, many people fail to survive not from lack of … Continue reading

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A List of Common Poisonous Plants

The other day I wrote an article Edible Wild Plants can Supplement your Food Storage  In that article, I mentioned that sometimes it is easier to learn about the poisonous plants first, so I thought that today I would publish some … Continue reading

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What Color Light Should You use at Night to Protect Your Night Vision

For as long as I can remember, I have been told to use red lights at night to protect my night vision.  This has been used by the military since before WW2.  Recently, the US military has changed from red … Continue reading

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Space Blankets, are They Good or Bad?

Space blankets also known as Mylar blankets, first aid blankets, emergency blankets, or thermal blankets are a low-weight, small blanket made of metallic heat-reflective thin plastic sheeting.  This was first developed by NASA in 1964 for us in the space program. Their design reduces the heat loss in … Continue reading

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Living Off the Land and Foraging for Calories.

Living off the land is an idea that is widely discussed in prepper circles.  I know people who plan to live of the land after TEOTWAWKI.  Fortunately, for most of them, they have never had to do it.  Living off … Continue reading

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Preppers can Learn From the Homeless

If you really want to learn about free or cheap gear talk to a homeless person.  They are the real experts on how to get by with very little.  Now I am not talking about many of the beggars that … Continue reading

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