Survival Tips

How to Prepare for an Ice Storm

Winters can be cold and long. Snow and ice can turn a magical winter wonderland into a fridged nightmare very quickly. Freezing rains coat everything in a layer of thick ice. If the ice doesn't melt and it continues to grow it may become very dangerous indeed.

1/4 inch of ice is a nuisance. Windshields will... Read More

Understanding Cloud Formations

Clouds are a fundamental part of our environment. The ability to read clouds may give you the upper hand when it comes to survival. Clouds can tell you when a storm front is moving in or even which direction the wind is blowing. In 1803 Luke Howard divided clouds into three categories; cirrus, cumulus, and status.
Cirrus
Cirro is... Read More

Orienteering--Family Fun

Orienteering has evolved into a competitive group sport that required navigational skills using only a map and a compass, originating from the Swedish military to teach soldiers how to cross unfamiliar terrain. It's an important skill to learn in case of an emergency that would require evacuation.  An orienteering course would originally be set up... Read More

Slow-Cooker Venison Recipes to Try at Home

Hunting season means deer. Deer hunting is more than just a fun family outing. It can be a great source of food for the long winter months. Deer is a wonderful source of protein. Not everyone likes the taste of deer meat, however, if it is prepared correctly it tastes just like beef.
The key to good... Read More

How to Field Dress and Skin a Deer

Field dressing is an important first step in preparing a deer after a hunt. Internal organs need to be removed quickly and efficiently to prevent spoilage of the meat. The blood and guts make up 20 percent of the deer's total body weight. Cleaning the deer will make it much easier to haul out. Cleaning... Read More

How to Cook Rabbit at Home

Rabbit can be an excellent source of protein and nutrients. Rabbits breed quickly keeping your food source in good supply. Rabbits eat fresh greens from the garden creating a nice little ecosystem for your backyard. Rabbits can be quite a challenge to cook, some people find them quite gamey in taste. Here are three yummy recipes to... Read More

How Butcher a Deer at Home

Processing a deer can be easily done at home if you have a good sharp knife. Once the deer has been skinned, gutted, and cooled you are ready to begin butchering the meat. Use a gambrel to hang the deer from its hide legs. This will help to hold and separate the legs making it... Read More

Basic Self-Defense Tips

Everyone one should have at least a basic understanding of self-defense. You never know when you are going to need to use it. Having some skills in self-defense will give you the confidence to go about your day without fear. You'll be able to protect yourself and those you love when the time comes.
Common sense says to... Read More

How to Burglar Proof Your Home

Home burglaries are a crime of opportunity. Limit your risk by taking some simple precautions.

A "Beware of Dog" sign can deter someone walking by whether or not you actually have a dog. No many people will be brave enough to risk a dog bite.
An alarm company sign in the window can also help. No alarm system... Read More

Disease Prevention in an Emergency

When building a shelter for the long-term consider the population size and density within your shelter. Close proximity often leads to illness. You'll want to have a way of dealing with sick people, preferably some kind of isolation if space allows. The CDC offers some isolation guidelines. It's also a good idea to make sure everyone is... Read More

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