People often ask where my ideas and where my knowledge comes from.
"If I have seen for miles, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton
Having several emergency lighting choices is not only smart, but crucial especially stuck in complete darkness in unfamiliar territory. We all need light to navigate our away in terrain, or just having the security knowing you will never be stuck in
Our food system has a huge impact on the environment, which is why changing the way you eat is one way you can live more sustainably. One fifth of energy consumption in the U.S. is gobbled up by food production.
This letter is in response to the piece on using photovoltaics to charge batteries by C.K.. I feel I should spend some time discussing some potential problems with charging Lithium Ion ("Li-ion") batteries the way C.K. proposes. However first a few g
As most Americans become fed up with elected officials, economic conditions, scandals, taxes and lack of good paying jobs, finding ways to save money and stay off the grid have become basic ways of survival for most of us. Below is a list of 10....
On a recent family summer road trip we found ourselves driving through the mountain town of Cherokee, N.C., which lies just outside the southern main entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (a must-see, if you've never been).
Ikea’s flat-pack furniture has been the source of many frustrated moments thanks to its deconstructed, DIY nature.
Students challenged with making a shelter in a forest have built a cocoon It took five weeks to plan, build and install and now hangs among the trees
Something magical happens when you're camping that turns routine activities into fun, novel things that you get to do outside. Especially cooking.
There are many different situations that could lead to a survival scenario, and any of them could happen to you.
As survivalists and preppers we often spend hours upon hours putting together our bug out bags and battle plans in the event we need to rely on them in a SHTF situation.
Some of you may be wondering what the glow stick perimeter protector is. I was somewhat puzzled yet intrigued when I originally came across the article describing the glow stick perimeter protector myself.
As air conditioners work hard to battle this hot summer and disasters lurk around the corner, prepare your home for a possible blackout before it arrives.
A successful trek is “won or lost” before it even begins. Having the right quantities of food, water, and first aid, proper gear and adequate physical fitness will determine if a hiker is able to complete a trip as planned, and respond to the unexpec
A commonly used idiom, “variety is the spice of life”, is used to mean that life is more interesting when things are not always the same.
I don't know if you can feel it too, but there's a lot of cultural tension in the air these days.
Survival is a term, thrown around by many, to signify various meanings. For some it is the continuation of a doomsday scenario involving financial collapse, disease outbreak, or zombies.
Having been brought up under unique circumstances I hope that I can bring yet another perspective to the world of survival.
My Mac's e-mail in-box is stuffed full every morning. I plow through dozens and dozens of e-mails. After a glance, most of them get a perfunctory "delete" click. In addition to the inevitable SEO Optimization.
Going off-grid is easier than it used to be as the equipment gets cheaper and better, but it is still a challenge.
Turns out that how—and how often—you wash your clothes makes a huge difference.
It's summer: Time for lazy, hazy, crazy days spent drinking watermelon martinis by the pool, roasting marshmallows over an open fire, napping in a hammock, catching fireflies in a mayonnaise jar and lying on the cool grass looking up at the stars.
We all know that wrapping up in a space blanket can keep us warm.
Update 09/01/13: This website is now the official communication channel for the Rainbow Crystal Land project until the envisioned full website can be completed – we are working on it right now. At the rainbow gathering in Palenque, Mexico, 2012, the
Jim Rawles, survival author and former Army Intelligence officer keeps a daily blog with updated information on all issues survival.
In March of 2012 President Obama signed an executive order which, among other things, gives the federal government authority over every resource and infrastructure element in the United States.
Centre director Johan Rockström explains why we must redefine sustainable development and develop Sustainable Development Goals that link poverty eradication to the protection of Earth's life support.
You have no doubt had your own set of issues dealing with friends and family members that simply don’t see the writing on the wall.
If you’re new to preparedness, you may be reading some of the excellent and informative websites out there and feeling quite quite overwhelmed.