The threat of an asteroid colliding with Earth is a real danger, as indicated by a large fireball and explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in early 2013. An early warning asteroid strategies report has been released. The report has been released as a public document following a workshop hosted by Secure World Foundation in September. However, the workshop results have yet to be reviewed by the International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN)’s Steering Committee, or endorsed or adopted for implementation. Sergio Camacho, a workshop participant who...
There are so many articles on the Internet from people, especially “prepper” websites, in regards to “what would you do in a SHTF situation” scenario. To be honest with you it gets old. In reality, only a fraction of the authors have ever been in a life or death situation where they could not only talk from experience, but give solid advice on what to do if you are ever faced with something like it. While the rest of them are people who are giving their opinions (and you know what they say about opinions), on what they would...
Many times, as preppers, we tend to focus on long-term food storage, bug out bags and survival equipment, and all thestuff associated with prepping- which is important- but we don’t always spend as much time and consideration into planning and creating multiple contingency plans for whatever situation may occur. All the canned food and stockpiled ammo in the world will do very little good without a plan on what to do when they become essential to survival. Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst This may seem elementary in the extreme (of course...
Setting up a quick half-shelter? Tying gear to a tree? Rappelling down a cliff? Do you know what basic knots to use if you needed them? I know most folks will say no, but it is never too late to learn. While this could be a life-saving skill, it is one that should be practiced on a regular basis. You can use knots for things such as tying up bulk trash or putting up a hammock to enjoy a peaceful afternoon. The uses are endless. This video should get you started: The knots explained in this video are the clove hitch, truckers hitch, slip knot,...
In celebration of the launch of their newly redesigned website, the folks over at iSurvival Gear are having a huge Grand Re-Opening Sale and passing on the savings to everyone! We were given a heads up by the team over at iSurvival Gear about this and we had to share it with everyone. iSurvival Gear is a Veteran owned and operated business based out of Maryland. They carry thousands of products ranging from survival and preparedness, to camping and backpacking. Even avid boaters can find marine equipment from the basics to $9,000.00 chart plotters....
These days, the naysayers like to ask: “What is a college education good for? What does it prepare you to do in the world?” Here’s one compelling answer for you: Survive an Apocalypse. Starting on May 12, Michigan State students can take an award-winning online course called Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse — Disasters, Catastrophes, and Human Behavior. The course “brings together the latest thinking on how and why humans behave during disasters and catastrophes. Why do some survive and others don’t? What are the implications...
Tired of the same old camping food? Don’t you want to compliment the whole camping experience with some great grub? If you are going to hit the trails this weekend and will camp at some point, check out this breakfast you could have that will remind you of home. Disclaimer: This will not only make you hungry, it will probably do the same to others who can smell it, i.e. animals, other campers, etc., so make sure to use extreme caution because you are in for a treat. 🙂 Stay safe on the trails! -SP