Author Archives: Emily Hutchison

DIY- Storing and Canning Apples

Have you ever considered adding fruit trees to your emergency food plan? Producing your own food is a great way to not only supplement your food storage, but to control your food supply. Homegrown apples are a great resource for your emergency reserve.
Fruit trees provide shade during the hot summer months. They are also a good... Read More

How to Butcher a Turkey

Raising turkeys can be a fun and rewarding experience. Mature turkeys are typically a bit hardier than chickens. If you already have chickens think about adding a few turkeys to the brood. Turkeys and chickens tend to get along well especially if they are raised together from chicks. Turkeys are bigger than chickens so they produce... Read More

How to Make a Survival Whistle

Can you whistle? I can call the dog, but that is about it. Do you remember your high school gym teacher whistling to get the game going? Whistling is nothing new. It has been used as a form of communication for thousands of years. Several isolated mountainous regions developed languages using only whistling. Whistling was ideal... Read More

DIY Stealth Shelf

There are many ways to hide your valuables. Like investments, diversity is the key for safe keeping. You may have safes, gun safes, and other hiding places. Another idea to add to your home safety plan is to install stealth shelves to hide your possessions.
A stealth shelf can securely hide your valuables where no one will... Read More

How to Build a Snow Shelter

Playing out in the snow can be a lot of fun, but getting suck outside in freezing temperatures is not. A quinzee or snow hut will keep you dry and warm. It is a simple hallowed out shelter made from a pile of snow. A quinzee can be made out of any type of snow... Read More

How to Save $500 in 30 Days

According to CNN 6 out of 10 Americans don't have $500 in savings. Life is unpredictable and it can become very expensive very quickly; the car might need a repair, medical bills can add up, job layoffs have become all too common.
How would you cover a surprise bill of $500 or more? 20 percent of people said... Read More

How to Clean a Bolt-Action Rifle

Bolt-action rifles have been around for a long time. They are my personal favorite gun to shoot. Bolt-action rifles tend to be more accurate than semi-automatic rifles. Having a rifle should be part of your emergency preparations. Rifles are great for hunting and can also be used for personal protection. Guns need to be cleaned regularly... Read More

Coping Strategies for Mental Health

One in four people will suffer from mental illness in one form or another at some point during their lives. 450 million people are currently suffering from mental health issues worldwide. Treatment is widely available, but many of those who suffer never seek professional help due to the stigma associated with mental illness.  The World Health Organization suggests that mental... Read More

How to Skin and Gut a Squirrel

In a survival situation where food is limited anything that can be caught is food. Squirrels are no exception. Squirrels can provide a much-needed source of nutrition. The sooner you skin the squirrel the easier it will be. Skin the squirrel and remove the entrails quickly to prevent spoilage of the meat and promote cooling.
Here are some... Read More

Pregnancy During a Crisis

Newborn photographer Cassie Clayshulte has noticed there seems to be an increase in pregnancies during disasters. She tracked down 8 mothers-to-be, all 8 months pregnant who conceived during Hurricane Mattew in South Carolina, for a special maternity photo shoot.
Pregnancy is not very much fun for most women on any given day. First, there is the morning sickness... Read More

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