by James Walton Would you believe that this powerful propellant, that has changed the world as we know it, was made as far back as 142 AD? With that knowledge, how about the fact that it took nearly 1200 years
First, let me give you a little background. I am a retired Army Senior NCO, Retired Master Peace Officer, drug interdiction officer and for the last 4 years, a military-contracted counter explosive canine handler in Afghanistan and Iraq. My job
Today you’ll find some “little” survival tricks popular in the early 1900’s. 100 years ago Gallaher Ltd printed a short “How-To” series, with clever hints for emergency situations. The cards were distributed with packs of cigarettes. All the pictures bellow are part
I can clearly see and feel the moment in my life when I realized just how vulnerable I was to the terrors of the world. I was surrounded by a soggy earth riddled with fallen trees and rush waters. It
When using ammunition to prep it’s good to isolate your preps to a few specific calibers. It’s better to stock a lot of ammo of a few calibers than a little ammo in a lot of calibers. Here is the
Hammer axe outdoor pocket tool –You make everyone happy with this gift. With a lifetime warrantee and 12 functions, this is the only tool you’ll need in any situation. Tactical tomahawk – According to various reviews, this improved version of
By Michael Snyder. Is the prepper movement in the United States dying? At one time it was estimated that there were 3 million preppers in the United States, but in late 2016 interest in prepping has hit a multi-year low.
Tens of thousands of years ago, early humans established an unlikely alliance with another animal—the grey wolf. Over the last 15,000 years, our fates have intertwined, and we have managed to domesticate them into what we now call man’s best
What does winter mean for your food supplies? Probably not much. You won’t see much locally-sourced fresh produce, but modern global supply networks can cope with that. If it’s too cold to grow fruit and vegetables locally they can simply
While many government authorities advise evacuating, in some situations it is vital to stay and protect that which you’ve worked so hard to build. Before we jump into the spider hole discussion, follow these 4 simple steps, so you can
When we think of survival and disaster preparedness the images most people conjure up are basically rural. Preparedness is all about being ready to harvest the essentials from the land, and there’s a distinct echo of pioneer families about it
By Claire Winson Whether they came for land, seeking relief from religious persecution, gold, or driven by a sense of adventure, there are many lessons that the west-bound pioneers of the mid 1800s can still teach us today. The men, women,
Once upon a time, root cellars were the only way people had to preserve their food. These wonderful cold-storage areas became less common when refrigerators became affordable. Houses were no longer automatically built with a root cellar beneath or nearby.
The modern world is filled with information from a whole range of sources. With smartphones and other mobile devices, we can instantly tap into all the knowledge of the Internet from practically anywhere on Earth. At least, we can do
With a pressure canner, there’s a whole smorgasbord of foods that you can preserve safely. Not everything, however, retains it’s ‘safe to eat’ status as a home-canned preserve. Luckily for preppers, the list of what is safe to can far