Author Archives: Survival Update Team

Author Archives: Survival Update Team

  • 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 ...