Seeds are an essential part of the sustainability of our eco system. Saving seeds from the plants that we grow has great importance in supporting an ecosystem and providing it with a variety of plants and breeds. Now it is considered a form of art by many people because very few do it. But seed... Read More
Electricity is such a constant, normal luxury that we have in our lives. We don’t really think about it until it’s not there. We use power in so many of our daily activities, but how does this electricity actually reach us and why is it so important?
What is a Power Grid?
Power grids are the complex... Read More
Flash flooding is one of the most common disasters in the United States and can be extremely dangerous for anyone caught in the path of a flood. Flash floods occur when there is a lot of rainfall in a very short amount of time, specifically under 6 hours. Flash floods are also caused by dam... Read More
Our pets often become more than animals to us, they become members of the family! And just as we make emergency preparations for our families, we need to make emergency preparations for our pets.
For the most part, pets need the same preparations and items that we need, including food, water, shelter, medications, etc as well... Read More
Wildfires are one of the most common natural disasters in the United States. On average, there are more than 100,000 wildfires that burn 4 to 5 million acres across the country each year. Ninety percent of these fires are caused by humans with the most fire-prone regions being in the north-western states, like California, Washington... Read More
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods in the world. They contain proteins, vitamins, and fats that we need to stay healthy. We most commonly think of chicken eggs as being edible and it is the main egg we eat in our diet. However, there are many other types of edible eggs with varying... Read More
One of the most important jobs when you’re growing your own food is ensuring that your garden is getting an adequate supply of water. If you are in a situation that requires you to grow a lot of your own food, keeping the garden watered by hand can be a time-consuming job.
Following an economic collapse... Read More
We want to be as prepared as possible with all of the necessary gear we might need for any situation, but there is one tool that is the most important factor for survival: the knife. Survival takes both knowledge and experience, and if you know how to effectively use a knife, surviving with nothing else... Read More
The summer months bring with them no school, family vacations, and frozen treats. But they also bring rising temperatures and a blazing hot sun. Although the heat makes for ideal pool time, it can also bring heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and even heat strokes.
The heat can be uncomfortable and it can also be dangerous. Either... Read More
Summer is prime time for camping, and camping means building fires to cook food, stay warm, and let’s be honest, continue in the quest to roast the perfect marshmallow. We’ve talked about how to start a fire, but actually putting the logs together and building a fire is a different story.
You can build a fire... Read More