Scientists now agree that cartoonist E.C. Segar chose spinach as Popeye’s secret weapon not because it was high in iron—as most of us thought—but because it was high in vitamin A. To be fair, spinach is higher in iron than most vegetables, although plant-based iron is not well absorbed by the body.
Mines vary in scale from anti-personnel weapons such as the US ‘gravel’ mine, shaped like and little bigger than a tea-bag, to massive anti-tank mines designed to pierce armor plate and destroy a 60-tonne armored vehicle.
We don’t often stop to consider how often we need to join together different pieces of material. Whether you’re building a piece of wood furniture, repairing a broken gardening tool, or putting together a new flintlock rifle, it’s important to know the best way to make a join hold firm for the long haul.
I’ll never forget the moment when all of the stars aligned: good weather, a dead apple tree, a south-facing slope, the day before Mother’s Day—and there it was. Peeking up through the dead leaves below me was the first morel mushroom I’d found on purpose, and I beamed with pride. Since that significant day, I’ve become a hopeless, morel-mushroom-hunting addict.
In order to give yourself a reasonable chance of survival, you must know what you are looking for and, equally important, how mines work.
As a kid, I dreamed of adventure and expeditions on a daily basis – discovering new lands and mountains and wanting my very own nuclear bunker! Scouts, outdoor activities and a multitude of local woods, rivers, and trails fuelled my passion for the outdoors and adventure.
Tall raised beds are a perfect solution for gardeners who are physically disadvantaged but can offer real advantages to all gardeners, as they provide real scope for fertility and healthy root development.
In the first part of this article, we talked about how fruit seeds can be successfully sown to grow your own plants. Learning to make do with what’s available is a good habit because not only it teaches you to be frugal, but it also helps you figure out ways to outlast a crisis much easier.
The part of a plant that contains its seeds is technically the fruit. This means that the avocado is a fruit, and so is a peanut or an almond. The seeds you find within fresh fruits are the best you can buy to start your own plants.
You go on a camping trip in a remote patch of the Maryland woods. You get lost. You walk around. You walk around some more, looking to get out of the brambles.
How is man tracking different from tracking animals? Animals have set characteristics and do not conceal their spoor, but a man who doesn’t want to be found is capable of concealing spoor. Man tracking is often referred to as combat tracking or tactical tracking.
When we think of a hard target versus a soft target, the first thing that comes to mind is that we’re speaking in military terms. But in terms of personal safety, it doesn’t matter what type of terminology you’re using, and your goal is to become a hard target.
One of the real, make-or-break aspects of preparation can’t be packed away on a basement shelf or tucked inside of the bug-out bag. Health and fitness truly serve as a person’s greatest assets. Getting through the aftermath of a disaster requires being in decent shape and in good overall health. There’s no way around it.