Criteria for Choosing a Retreat Locale in the Continental United States (CONUS) - State Level Data and Rankings - Detailed Retreat Locale Data
Russia is planning to further it's reach in the Arctic circle, according to a statement from Vladimir Putin's website. The country has already made a bold appeal to the UN to annex some 380,000 square miles of Arctic seabed due to oil and gas in the
Here’s a tip I got from Travels with Charley (sadly missing from the Art of Manliness’ 100 best reads, but no one’s perfect), John Steinbeck’s 1962 travelogue documenting his road trip circumnavigating the Lower 48
Recently I was looking for a way to record some long distance sounds, and thought of a solution for Listening post observation posts. I discovered an old Dish Network or Direct TV dish will work fine with a microphone mounted to it.
I recently finished JWR's latest novel "Survivors"and have read it predecessor, "Patriots". I have realized that there were some things that the retreat owner could do to better prepare the land to prevent or slow down vehicles from entering your gro
So you have decided that you need an assault rifle to survive the apocalypse, and have settled on getting the famous AK47. Here’s the essential stuff you need to know. (Believe it or not, this is the SHORT version. Entire books have been written
I actually have a small health insurance policy to cover emergencies and unforeseen medical problems while I’m traveling. After all, you never know when you’re going to end up with a police baton to the cranium these days.
Let’s be honest, survival is not something you want to gamble your life on. Meeting your basic needs during a disaster is key to survival, and having the right set of tools to fall back on is paramount in your preparedness endeavors.
Last month I discussed fruit and nut trees. This month I would like to briefly expand to two other categories of fruit producers: shrubs and vines.
Sadly, most of our neighbors are like a majority of our society and simply do not see the need in storing a bunch of useless supplies for a “just in case” scenario. Many living amongst us believe they are untouchable in terms of disasters occurring i
"I'm scheduled to be on both the Peter Schiff show and the G. Gordon Liddy show, tomorrow. (Tuesday, October 4, 2011.) Both shows will be available as podcasts"
As I’ve often written, there are few things in this world more important than freedom. An important component of this is financial freedom– the idea that having an independent income or large pool of savings opens up more options and opportunities in
No Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise destroyed; nor will We not pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful judgment of his Peers...
One of the most often overlooked and underestimated issues regarding first aid are environmental related injuries. In the event that ambulance services and advanced medical personnel are unavailable, there are measures that a person can take to alle
Why Keep Honey Bees? - Wandering into the woods and staying lost for months is something I love to do. I have been an survivalist for 24 years, and have been keeping bees for more than 10 of those years. With these experiences under my belt, I have b
I am writing our family’s security preparations, specifically the weapon selection and breakdown per family member. I will also describe our “Battle Rattle” (web gear) and survival kits.
The concept of a floating island is not new, having first surfaced in Homer's Odyssey and making countless appearances in literature from Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, C. S. Lewis' science fiction trilogy Perelandra, Hugh Lofting's The Voyages
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Medical supplies are an essential part of survival and planning can really save you some headaches. You cannot have too much gauze nor too many Band-Aids. Seriously, if you have the room then keep buying them.
Construction and repair of equipment and structures will no doubt be necessary in a TEOTWAWKI situation and welding is one of many useful skills that can contribute to survival.
We have no idea whether we will be hit by a natural disaster, a manmade disaster or even an economic collapse. With the SUN OVEN® you can be assured that you will have a way to cook no matter what happens.
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Refrigeration Without Power
I have been following the survivalist trend on YouTube for about a year now and so far you provide the best and most realistic advice of anyone. Many of the people who offer advice, in my opinion are not qualified based on what they are saying.
[This is the second part of a multipart installment on growing edible plants. Part 1: Food Production appeared in the August, 2011 issue of Freedom's Phoenix magazine.]
Jay Shafer's Tumbleweed Tiny House Company makes cute little homes that start from the bargain price of $99.
the Front Yard “Full Monty” Coop - an amazing structure that not only uses solar panels, but contains a self-propelling mechanism that moves the coop 16 feet every hour
While researching briquette presses for fuel production, I stumbled on an article about using similar presses for extracting oils from seeds and nuts. In this case, the focus was on bio-diesel production, but I felt it was helpful for other uses as w
For what it is worth, we have a major cave system here in Wyoming, the Tongue River Cave. If you look it up, it is one of the most used caves in the Midwest, miles of tunnels. Just found out that a steel door was erected over the entrance...
Most of us do not have the funds to purchase and maintain a survival retreat, however there are effective things the ordinary citizen can do to help themselves and their families get through the troubled times ahead.