Common Threats You Will Encounter After Any Disaster

Common threats you will encounter after any disasterWhile each and every one of us prepares for a certain type of disaster scenario, there are some common threats that follow any type of disaster. Of course that the aftermath of each disaster is specific to the situation, region and level of preparedness of an individual, but there are a few general situations to consider.  

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Wild Persimmons – A fall delight for every forager

Wild Persimmons - A fall delight for every foragerIt’s the time of the year when wild persimmons begin dropping in most places and it’s the perfect time to forage for these fall delicacies. If you want to enjoy wild persimmons this year, you would need to hurry as raccoons, deer, birds and pretty much every living creatures will be looking for these tasty delights.

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Superior Barter items you should stockpile for harsh times

Superior Barter items you should stockpile for harsh timesWhile most people think that a bartering system is a thing of the past, there are still many communities that are trading good and services for the items they need.  In these uncertain times, bartering could become tomorrow’s reality and you need to have the proper barter items stockpiled if you want to survive.

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10 How-To Survival Books Worth Owning

10 How-To Survival Books Worth OwningIf the brown stuff hits the fan, getting the right type of preppers together who possess a good amount of survival skills will be almost impossible if you don’t have a large network of people. However, with the right set of how-to survival books, you might just have enough knowledge to make it through.

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Civil War Era Foods You Can Still Make Today

Civil War Era Foods you can still make todayDuring wartime or a natural disaster, food shortages and lack of natural resources for cooking requires a great deal of improvisation and basic knowledge of cooking principles. The Civil War era foods listed in this article stood the test of time and they can still be cooked today. This is reliable information for when times get rough and survival cooking will become a way of life.

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Ask yourself these questions when a crisis arises

 

Ask yourself these questions when a crisis arisesWe prepare for the worst and we do everything we can to assure the safety of our loved ones. However, a crisis can hit unexpectedly and the timing and manner in which you act will determine your odds for survival. Before you start evacuating or hunkering down, there are some questions you need to ask yourself.

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What disaster scenarios are you prepping for?

What disaster scenarios are you prepping forIn 2013 there were an estimated 3.7 million preppers in the United States. This number has grown constantly since then. It seems that there are many disaster scenarios people fear. What seemed like an “odd” trend at first is now becoming a constant reality. Many Americans are readying for the worst and their list of disaster scenarios is growing.

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Plantain – A common weed with medicinal properties

Plantain – A common weed with medicinal propertiesAlthough it is seen as a garden weed in many parts of North America, Plantain is a powerful plant that has many medicinal uses. Even more, plantain is an edible plant that can be foraged in both wild and urban environments. Plantain is a truly wonderful medical aid and people should learn about its properties rather than pulling it out and throwing it away.  

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