During the War for Southern Independence, hardtack was a staple food (when fresh bread was unavailable) for both the brutal soldiers of the oppressive Federal government and the brave Confederate patriots defending their homeland. Hardtack was a virtually indestructible 1/2-inch thick cracker about three inches by three inches, pierced with sixteen holes and made from flour and water.
During wartime or a natural disaster, food shortages and lack of natural gas or electricity for cooking require a great deal of improvisation and reliance upon back-to-basics cooking techniques used by our forefathers in order to survive. In an emergency, it helps to know what to do with all that nature has to offer and how to make the best use of it. In order to have a proper meal, you will have to improvise ways to cook the food available, for you and your loved ones.
Just as in home defense, the first idea is that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By this, one should stay out of trouble, or situations that might lead to trouble. For example, if you are in the middle of a heated argument over a parking space, give it up. How did you get in such an argument in the first place? It’s not worth it. Don’t worry, you’re not less of a man if you step back. If you obey basic rules of prevention, it is relatively unlikely that you will be threatened. However, it is possible that even though you try to stay out of trouble, it might come to you. What then?
If you live in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada or Washington, then chances are you will be hit by an earthquake sooner or later. In fact, these five states have the highest number of recorded earthquakes and they keep leading the charts. What if the Big One comes, what then? Should we rely on the authorities to save and protect us or is it better to be prepared and know in advance what should we do if disaster strikes? Everyone should know these guidelines that can make the difference between life and death., and will eventually help them survive an earthquake.
The recent hijacking attempt on board a Boeing 737 makes you really think if we are really safe when flying. The plane was flying from Washington DC’s Dulles Airport to Denver International. It was forced to turn back after a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions and started showing signs of aggression. People claim he start yelling “Jihad! Jihad!” as he ran down the aisle before being confronted and tackled down by the other passengers. What are we to do in case a hijack situation arises?
The average person can expect to survive without water for three to almost five days (depending on the climate and what they try to do). Some instances show individuals have perished within hours of becoming lost as they lacked the knowledge of water procurement in the wild.
Earth’s north and south extremities are among the most inhospitable places on the planet. Even in summer months, temperatures are near freezing and winds reach up to 200 miles an hour. You can imagine the cold is the biggest killer here. What would one have to do in order to survive in these unwelcoming polar regions? How would you stay alive if you’re freezing to death?
Oysters are considered a delicacy throughout the world. They are consumed with great satisfaction by many. This without knowing that these wonderful marine creatures have a much greater purpose than filling one’s belly. In fact water filtering using oysters is a process that is being used in various parts of the world.
If one is nervous or uncertain about the future, it’s good to know about the old ways of preserving the food as we might put our faith in them someday, just to survive. In this article we will talk about food preservation using oil.
Survival honey (or jut honey) is a wonder food that should be stockpiled by every prepper. It is considered by some the ultimate survival food due to its long shelf life and healing proprieties. Honey has been used by humans since Ancient Times and cave paintings have been found depicting humans hunting for this golden wonder.
There is a big debate about what a bug out bag should contain and what would be the best survival gear one can carry. We can find all sorts of recipes for food preparation and storage, and a lot of weapons guides. How about discussing the topic of having a bug out vehicle?
Water, the life giving element we sometimes take for granted is not always available. During a survival scenario, we will struggle to find water if there are not readily available sources nearby. Once you find it you have to filter water properly to avoid getting sick.
Ever since the dawn of time the ability to make fire has been one of the man’s greatest achievements. Fire was a tool that drastically influenced the quality of life. In today’s modern times there are a lot of tools that can help you start a fire, from mechanical to fuel based tools. This may be the reason why we take fire for granted. We are so infatuated by technology that when it comes to simple things like making a fire in a technology free environment, we can only speculate on how one can start a fire, especially in the wild.