I am frequently surprised by the approach many Preppers take to their Bug-Out plans, especially those who expect to drive to their retreat location. Many seem to feel that this will be no different than driving out of their home area for a vacation, which is beyond my comprehension. I say that because if things are bad enough that Preppers are headed for their retreat … [Read more...] about Will You Die Getting To Your Bug Out Location?
When I was a kid I thought Swiss Army knives were the coolest thing ever. One of my friends had one. It contained everything from a screwdriver to a saw to a can opener and a toothpick. All those little fold-out bits and pieces fascinated me. As a young teenager, I owned a Chinese-made knock-off Swiss Army knife that had about a million gadgets on it, none of which worked well. … [Read more...] about A Multitool For Your Bugout Bag: A Leatherman Wave Review
With all the hype swirling around in the prepping arena, self sustainability, and all that which can be implied, we often times lose sight of the little things that we can and should practice on a daily basis. Every Day Carry or EDC items are keys that can assist in a crisis or simply make a moment of life easier. I can’t tell you how many times that a pocketknife and a … [Read more...] about Will Others Die Because You Aren't Prepared?
I've liked knives ever since I was a kid. I'm not a knife collector, per se, or a true knife aficionado. I don't have expensive blades in cases, swords on the walls or a subscription to Blade Magazine. (Though now that I check out their website... NO... must... resist...) Anyhow - I'm a gardener. Gardeners are generally practical and utilitarian. As much as I may totally dig a … [Read more...] about Five Good Survival Knives
You and your buddy are out in the forest foraging for wild greens and stumble across a interesting weed that you know sucks venom from insect bites. The weed is located near a hill side where you inform your buddy that you see some edible wild plants. Problem is that is just rained and the slope is slippery. Your buddy gets a little too close to the hill side and takes a … [Read more...] about How To Clean and Dress a Wound