Survival Tips

A Guide to Goat Fencing

Goats can make wonderful pets, producing great milk and meat. Goats are known to be escape artists which can make raising them quite a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. Starting with the proper fencing will make life easier for you and the goats.
Goat fencing should take into account budget and location. Do you... 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

Emergency Alert Systems

On January 13th a text message was sent out to the residents of Hawaii using their emergency alert system. The text message read "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." Of course, the message was taken seriously and caused widespread panic. In reality, it was only a false alarm... Read More

Surviving a Lightning Strike Outdoors

Getting stuck outside during a lightning storm can be very dangerous. Head for shelter at the first sign of thunder or lightning, do not wait for the storm to get closer to take cover. Lightning can travel far and wide. If you can hear thunder, you are within the lightning's striking distance. When you see lightning pause... Read More

Preparing for a Mudslide

Mudslides are a serious natural disaster. Southern California has been hit hard this past weekend. Homes have been destroyed and at least 15 people are dead. The death toll is expected to rise. At least 300 people are trapped in Romero Canyon of Montecito. Rescue crews are working tirelessly to get to those stranded in... Read More

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 Thunderstorms

There are 40,000 thunderstorms each day around the world. The United States is no exception. More thunderstorms occur in the Southeast where the warm climate and moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean combine to create thunderstorms. Florida has 80 to 100 thunder days every year. If you're going to be outdoors, it's... 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

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