“I believe independence is a sign of maturity, but the term no longer means quite what it did to the pioneers … We depend on others to provide us with virtually every basic necessity in life that our pioneer forefathers obtained for themselves.” Someone once told me, “true independence does
More Moose on the bike path! If you missed the article on responding to Moose Encounters, you can find it here. The cyclists in this video used some of the techniques – fortunately the techniques worked!
H/t to Matt Heid of Outdoors.org for this article on responding to moose encounters I had the biggest wildlife encounter of my life last winter on the cross-country ski trails of Anchorage, Alaska. I skied by a moose calmly browsing in the willows near the trail. As I passed behind,
Thanks to SurvivalMonkey.com for this thorough Review of The Survival Template, written by our Editor, John A. Heatherly. “I don’t throw the term ‘life changing’ around lightly but this book has very likely altered the way I think, the way I plan and the way I see my future as I’ve
I was thrilled to learn that the new iPhones make the flashlight app easily accessible. They demonstrate one more way that a smart device can be of benefit. The following list of 50 Emergency Apps can be useful, as well. Much like the GPS vs. Compass discussion, I recommend using smart devices
Incredible power on this inexpensive DIY Slingbow project!
This useful PDF from the University of Minnesota Department of Animal Sciences entitled, “Working with Heifers – Tying Farm Knots,” will come in handy in a survival or family preparedness binder. As the document says, “A rope is one of the most common of tools used to restrain animals. Unfortunately,
Check out this tiny, amazing Antigravity Batteries Micro-Start Jump Starter and Personal Power Supply XP-1. It fits in a glove box and will jump start a car!
H/t to Backdoor Survival No matter how many times I write about food, there is always something new to consider or a new and different way to present the same old information in a more useful manner. With that in mind, today I would like to share a method for
Thanks to Patrice Lewis at Rural Revolution for this description of her family’s tire garden. Great pictures included! – We’ve lived in north Idaho for nearly nine years now, and it’s worth noting that we’ve never had a successful garden. One year we had a pretty good one, but I wouldn’t