If you think that radiation is on nuclear submarines and in the wild forests of Chernobyl, then you are seriously mistaken. It's everywhere. Ionizing radiation is emitted by phones, microwaves, televisions, computers, the walls of your home, and even yourself. Therefore, even those who live in … [Read more...] about 6 Common Places to Check for Radiation
For folks that are in a position to buy commercially manufactured survival food, there are a handful of solid options available. However, commercial, pre-packaged food is more expensive. These products are made to be shelf-stable for several years, and even decades in some cases. Plus, … [Read more...] about Best Survival Food Companies
Have you heard of "soda bottle fishing?" I talked to a couple folks, today, and nobody had heard of this fishing method. I never saw it until 2001, when I was living in a campground on the bank of the Shenandoah River. First, I'm NOT talking about using bottles to float trot lines, which, at least … [Read more...] about Soda Bottle Fishing – A Survival Skill?
According to the NOAA, the oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface. This means that if you're looking for an open, off-the-grid destination to take your group when the SHTF, heading out on the water can't be beat. Most people expect their feet to stay on solid ground, but if you live near the … [Read more...] about Boats: The Open Water Bug-Out Alternative
Solar cookers harness the power of the sun's rays to heat and cook food. Because they use only the sun, they are not reliant on a source of fuel, like propane and wood stoves are. This makes them great as a backup cookstove for emergency situations. Also known as "solar ovens", "solar grills", or … [Read more...] about How To Make a Solar Grill [Easy DIY]
Soups have long been the mainstay of any cook who is trying to stretch the larder to feed more people, or the budget to save money. Soup is the basic survival food. And for that reason (among many others), it should always have a place on your survival food list. This is the first in a series of … [Read more...] about Survival Soup with Rice and Beans [Recipe]