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How to Communicate When the SHTF

Monday, 28 July 2014 05:45 Written by
Published in Preparedness

If the worst happens and the apocalypse comes, you are going to need more than a reliable vehicle, a safe place to hide, and enough granola bars to last you several weeks. You’re going to need a way to communicate with others.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can stay in touch with others in a post-apocalyptic catastrophe. The following devices will be both used and useful when the zombies are walking the Earth, looking for their next meal:

Cut and Come Again Crops

Friday, 25 July 2014 01:00 Written by
Published in Food

A multi-purpose item is regularly a money saver, and that extends to growing. When one seed can lead to weeks and months of harvest, there’s better return on the investment in money, care and growing space than a one seed-one fruit harvest. Crop types where they are cut for harvest and returned to at a later date can make a big difference for small spaces, especially, such as overwintering green houses and raised beds or container gardens. So, let’s look at a few plants that are perfect for the fall growing season. 

Pistol Mastery

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 11:43
Published in Firearms

It is said that achieving Mastery in any craft takes 10,000 hours. It doesn't matter if you are playing piano or mastering the pistol, the same methods apply. Through the process of achieving mastery in your chosen activity the nuance is revealed. Layer by layer the practitioner discovers connections between seemingly dissimilar disciplines and becomes fluent enough to create their own unique style and new techniques.

A motorcycle is one of the most fun possessions you can have. Sleek, stylish, fast and reliable, the best bikes offer riders countless hours of enjoyment. But have you ever considered what else your motorcycle might be good for? What use could your motorcycle might play in an emergency? It's small, it's fast, it consumes minimal fuel, and it can easily avoid obstructions that might leave larger vehicles stranded or unable to pass. Your street bike could potentially be the perfect scout or getaway vehicle in the event of an emergency, so long as you take a few preparatory steps to make sure your machine is ready to be called upon when the time comes.

Altai MF Tactical Boot Review

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 16:33 Written by
Published in Reviews

I had the opportunity to test a pair of Altai’s MF Tactical boots for the weekend and want to share my experience. There are dozens of reviews on these boots online, so I'll try and keep it short and to the point, and explain why these boots would be good for preppers.

Don't Panic - A Survivor's Story

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 01:00 Written by
Published in Mental Preparedness

You wake up with a blinding headache and blood running down the side of your face. Where are you and what happened? Or, you just shot a beautiful 10-point Buck during an out of town hunting trip, and you suddenly look up to see darkness is already falling and you are alone. Or, maybe your canoe overturns crossing some rapids, and you struggle to make your way towards shore while all your gear floats away.

Garden Super Friends - Borage

Saturday, 17 May 2014 02:00 Written by
Published in Food

Today I’d like to take a look at a big, crazy garden beauty. As with many others, it tends to follow the ROT “grows together, goes together” and the “goes together, grows together” spin-off sometimes applied to inter-cropping, and tastes fabulous with many of the plants it can benefit most. In this case, there’s both the flower and leaf to consider, and although it would overgrow and out-compete some things that it pairs well with in the kitchen, it has many dandy uses in the yard.

Garden Super Friends - Radish

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 01:00 Written by
Published in Food

Today I want to reintroduce you to a humble spring and fall fast crop, one that just doesn't get the widespread attention other companion plants enjoy. It is another that follows the ROT “grows together, goes together” and the “goes together, grows together” spin-off sometimes applied to companion plants, but its uses spread beyond same-dish, same-harvest-time ease of access.

Building a Bug Out Hub for a Large Group

Sunday, 11 May 2014 03:34 Written by
Published in Getting Started

While individuals and small families can get by with a relatively small place, larger groups (like friends and extended families) will need something much bigger, but it can be challenging to build a hub that is spacious and safe enough for a large group of people. So how does that change your preparations and what should you know about accommodating so many survivors? The following tips and ideas can help you get started.

Secondary Wound Closure

Sunday, 11 May 2014 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical

Some wounds are left open to heal, instead of being closed by sutures, staples, or strips. This process is called Secondary Wound Closure; also known as secondary intention and spontaneous healing. In fact, secondary wound closure is the natural process for how our body deals with healing wounds. During secondary wound closure, the body gradually closes and heals on its own, through wound contraction by myofibroblasts. Without getting too far into the “medical weeds”, think of myofibroblasts as the things that conduct tissue repair through regeneration. During secondary closure, the wound heals by layers and ultimately closes itself by rebuilding tissue. 

Garden Super Friends - Buckwheat

Thursday, 08 May 2014 02:00 Written by
Published in Food

Companion planting is something that was originally passed down from grandparents. Science has proven out some, such as Three Sisters and density-planting marigolds with or ahead of cabbages to decrease destructive nematodes. Science has disproved others along the way. In large part, science ignores the practice of guild planting, in particular, because of difficulties with harvest efficiency. However, there are plants and methods of integrating them that can improve harvests without undue inefficiency, whether using mechanized methods or hand harvesting techniques.

Primary Wound Closure

Monday, 05 May 2014 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical

Primary closure involves using sutures, staples, or strips to close a wound and is an important aspect of wound management. But, before we get to that point, you must first understand the different types of wounds.

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