Author Archives: Survival Update Team

Author Archives: Survival Update Team

  • The 3 Best Kinds of Survival Food to Stock Up for Emergencies

    The 3 Best Kinds of Survival Food to Stock Up for Emergencies

    Catastrophic hurricanes and major winter storms are coming around almost once a year these days … But even with the constant threat of emergency and being cut off from supply lines, most Americans are still complacent when it comes to preparing for emergencies. According to one recent study, ...
  • Survival Plants You Should Know About

    Survival Plants You Should Know About

    The wilderness offers far more than a pantry—it’s a toolkit and medicine cabinet as well. If you find yourself in a survival situation, you’ll want to be able to exploit every resource available. Wild medicines Many of today’s pharmaceuticals are derived from plants, and, of course, our ...
  • This man had lived off the grid for 20 years

    This man had lived off the grid for 20 years

    In the far corner of the front yard of a large house in Florida, an RV rests, shaded by trees as clothing on a nearby line sways in the breeze. In this RV, Nat Geo explorer Thomas Henry “T.H.” Culhane lives with his wife, Enas Culhane, almost entirely off the grid. “We want to be ...
  • Why solar is likely to power the home of the future

    Why solar is likely to power the home of the future

    Right now in America, there are about 2 million homes with solar panels. Considering there are about 90 million single-family homes, that doesn’t seem like a lot. But consider this: we’re now on track to start adding a million new solar-powered systems each year. It’s taken a while to get here, ...
  • What is it about power cuts? They bring out the survivalist in us.

    What is it about power cuts? They bring out the survivalist in us.

    You know how it goes. I tried to flick the light on. Nothing happened, so I went clickclickclickclickclick with the switch. Then I went into the next room and did the same. Then I yelled, ‘The power’s not on!’ and went to the fuse box and flicked all the big switchy things (stop me if […]
  • Build your own backyard bunker!

    Build your own backyard bunker!

    Martin’s project began very simply: he went into his backyard and dug a massive hole eight feet deep. At this point, you can bet Martin’s neighbors were a little confused. If he was building a pool, he didn’t seem to be in any rush to lay the foundations or build up walls. In ...
  • How to create an emergency preparedness kit

    How to create an emergency preparedness kit

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – September is Disaster Preparedness Month nationwide. From wildfires to earthquakes, our state is no stranger to unexpected dangers. The initiative’s mission is to encourage the public to be prepared in case of any potential disaster. When devastation hits or ...
  • The Secret Life of Preppers

    The Secret Life of Preppers

    If you have ever seen an episode of Doomsday Preppers, you’ll hear a lot of talking about planning for the future. There is, however, one problem these people are forgetting about: everyone in America knows where they live. If a crisis struck, these television stars would be bombarded with ...
  • What You Need to Know About Expiration Dates

    What You Need to Know About Expiration Dates

    Much of what you know about expiration dates is false. While that little date found somewhere on your food packages seems quite authoritative, almost governmental in the minds of most, it is merely a suggestion made by the company that sells the product. If you were a milk vender who had a ...
  • Make Your Own Antibiotics

    Make Your Own Antibiotics

    In 1900, 30.4% of all deaths occurred among children aged less than 5 years. The infamous 1919 influenza epidemic caused the death of nearly 500,000 Americans. Prior to the discovery of antibiotics, death caused by microorganisms was one of the leading causes in the industrialized world. In ...