Category Archives: Skills You Need

  • Survival Is a State of Mind

    Survival Is a State of Mind

    At 2:00AM on Aug. 12, 2000, then 83-year-old Tillie Tooter set out to pick up her at relatives at the Fort Lauderdale /Hollywood International Airport. She never arrived.   Eventually her Granddaughter, Lori Simms and her boyfriend took a cab to Tillie’s apartment. When she was not there, ...
  • Avoid These 7 Mistakes That Can Get You Killed

    Avoid These 7 Mistakes That Can Get You Killed

    Everybody makes mistakes, we are after all only human. In most circumstances, mistakes can be a learning experience, but in a wilderness survival situation, they can get you dead! Here are 7 of the most common simple mistakes that can get you killed if you make them in the “great outdoors,” and ...
  • Top 10 Best Survival Movies Ever Made

    Top 10 Best Survival Movies Ever Made

    I have to admit that “survival” movies are a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine. I enjoy watching them as much for the stuff they get right, as for the things they often get horribly wrong. But, either way, these man (or woman!) against nature flicks are always rousing adventures, and sometimes ...
  • Treat PTSD With EMDR

    Treat PTSD With EMDR

    Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is fast becoming a popular and effective treatment for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD. Feeling nervous, nauseous, and shaky after suffering a profound shock or stressor event is entirely normal for a while, as the mind ...
  • Making Plans for a Natural Disaster

    Making Plans for a Natural Disaster

    While it may be impossible to predict a natural disaster, it is possible (even advisable) to plan for the unexpected trials that nature may throw our way. In fact, having a clear plan is the first and possibly most important step in being prepared. The following suggestions should help you get ...
  • Cut Through the Darkness With These Essential Sources of Light!

    Cut Through the Darkness With These Essential Sources of Light!

    There are many natural disasters and emergency situations where sources of light can become important tools for your survival and emotional well-being. That is why your Go-Bag should be equipped with more than one source of light. After a natural disaster or accident, you will need light to ...
  • Become an Expert Camper to Prepare for the Apocalypse

    Become an Expert Camper to Prepare for the Apocalypse

    Comedian and screenwriter James Whittingham wrote these words: “The upside of camping is that it prepares you for the apocalypse.” He was making a joke (he is, after all, a comedian), but as a camper I know that there is a certain truth to his words. If you become an expert camper, you will be ...
  • You Need to Know How to Beat The Heat!

    You Need to Know How to Beat The Heat!

    We are still in the “Dog Days” of summer, which means it can be awfully hot in many parts of the country. While there are many ways to enjoy these long hot summer days, you need to remember that excessive heat can be just as dangerous, even deadly, as extreme cold. Heat kills by pushing […]
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...