Author Archives: Survival Update Team

Author Archives: Survival Update Team

  • Outlive A Killer Rip Current

    Outlive A Killer Rip Current

    A marriage celebration on the eastern Atlantic coast of Florida turned to tragedy three days after the wedding when an Iowa man got caught in an ocean rip current his first time in the ocean and drowned three days after the marriage. Dalton and Cheyenne Cottrell, both 22 years old, were married ...
  • Are You Covered? How About Alien Abduction Insurance?

    Are You Covered? How About Alien Abduction Insurance?

    Those who are regular readers of my columns or of my books know that when I talk about disaster preparedness, I also talk about the value of insurance. We all know we need things like homeowners insurance, health insurance, and car insurance to protect our property and loved ones. But, what ...
  • How to Attract Bats for Natural Pest Control

    How to Attract Bats for Natural Pest Control

    Holy flying mammal, batman! Did you know that a single little brown bat can catch up to 600 mosquitoes in one hour? Wow! One gray bat will munch on 3,000 insects in a night. I don’t know about you, but those statistics make these little nighttime flyers pretty popular with me. Would you like to ...
  • Has Princess Di Been Reincarnated?

    Has Princess Di Been Reincarnated?

    A four-year-old boy in Australia, Billy Campbell, claims that he is the reincarnation of Princess Diana. Campbell, who knows nothing of the Royal Family, began hinting he is the rebirth of Lady Diana since the age of two. He has recounted parts of the ill-fated Princess’s life in startling ...
  • Sea Turtles Safe From Edible Six-Pack Rings

    Sea Turtles Safe From Edible Six-Pack Rings

    Once you’ve seen a photo of a hapless sea turtle whose shell has been deformed by a girdling plastic six-pack can holder, you can never un-see it. A turtle dubbed Peanut was portrayed after being trapped in an inescapable six-pack ring as a youngster. Her body continued to grow around the ...
  • Christianophobia? YouTube ad policy bans keyword ‘Christian’

    Christianophobia? YouTube ad policy bans keyword ‘Christian’

    Recently, a founder of a Christian veterans group attempted to upload a YouTube ad for his organization only to find that tech giant rejected his add, notifying him that the keyword “Christian” wasn’t acceptable under the site’s ad targeting policy. Chad Robichaux, the founder of the Mighty ...
  • Surviving NASA Asteroid Warnings

    Surviving NASA Asteroid Warnings

    WARNING! The NASA asteroid tracker has identified a 390-foot rock taller than Big Ben’s clock tower (315 feet) that is bearing down on Earth – and will miss us by 231,920 miles. [YAWN.] Given that the average diameter of the planet is just under 8000 miles, on its present course, the ...
  • The Truth About ‘Bat Boy’ America’s Most Well-Known Monster

    The Truth About ‘Bat Boy’ America’s Most Well-Known Monster

    When it comes to famous “monsters” and mysterious crypto-creatures, readers of pages like this one are well familiar with the usual lot, “Nessie,” “Bigfoot,” “The Mothman,” “El Chupacabra” and the like. But, one equally famous creature is America’s own “Bat Boy,” and his celebrated “history” is ...
  • A Trio Of Thrifty Survival Hacks

    A Trio Of Thrifty Survival Hacks

    If you are an American who lives paycheck to paycheck and struggles to make ends meet, you are not alone. Many U.S. residents work more than one job to meet their financial needs and obligations. The U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines are used to determine financial eligibility for certain Federal ...
  • Cockroaches and Beer: Some Helpful Homestead Lore

    Cockroaches and Beer: Some Helpful Homestead Lore

    Sometimes the old country lore, full of household and health tips, can be the best advice a person can follow. This is especially true of homesteaders, who are learning to live off the land and off-grid to the greatest extent possible. Learning which of these little gems works best for you now ...