Category Archives: Skills You Need

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Survive Your Wilderness Vacation

    Survive Your Wilderness Vacation

    Summer vacationers who enjoy recreation in the great outdoors need to understand that Nature can be a harsh mistress. Knowing how to cope with unforeseen situations in remote places with limited supplies can be a real life-saver. Here are five wilderness survival tips to keep in mind when you ...
  • Basic Survival First Aid

    Basic Survival First Aid

    Speaking of wilderness survival first aid, can you guess what is the #1 cause of death in the great outdoors? Not lightning, not falling from a height, not even animal attack – panic is a stone-cold killer. Anyone who has served in the military (thank you!) might well have felt some panic ...
  • Debunking Common Prepper Myths

    Debunking Common Prepper Myths

    There are quite a few myths concerning survival in a tricky situation, and they can cause a prepper to make mistakes that could be damaging, perhaps even fatal, to themselves or others. At some point before the next natural disaster or your next wilderness adventure, or before the poop hits the ...
  • You Caught A Fish – Now What?

    You Caught A Fish – Now What?

    If you’re a fishin’ fool like me you might take catching and cooking these aquatic creatures for granted. I grew up fishing and learned tips from my aunts and uncles as well as my parents and grandparents. Everybody had an opinion and their own way of doing things. For all you ...
  • Keeping Your Brain Young and Healthy

    Keeping Your Brain Young and Healthy

    I don’t think it will shock anyone if I tell you that physical activity is good for you. I’m stating the obvious, right? In spite of this universal knowledge, you may not be able to describe yourself as a physically active person. If this is the case, you’re not alone. About three in four ...
  • Treating A Serious Wound in a Survival Situation

    Treating A Serious Wound in a Survival Situation

    Before we even get started on this article, let me state the obvious: if you or anyone you are with suffers a serious wound, get to a doctor if at all possible. This article is wound advice for situations when medical personnel are not available. This might be while wilderness hiking, during a ...
  • Stay Calm To Survive An Animal Attack

    Stay Calm To Survive An Animal Attack

    Summer is coming and people are making their vacation plans. Many folks head into wilderness areas with their camping gear for some well-needed rest and relaxation. The prospect of a close encounter with a dangerous animal is one that is often overlooked by folks who just want some peace and ...