Category Archives: Skills You Need

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...