Warm summer weather inevitably brings people outside. Whether boating, hiking, fishing, camping, or just taking a walk, the dog days of summer bring along a fresh set of seasonal hazards. Managing these risks keeps the family safe while still having fun. Here are a few things to think about as you hit the great outdoors.
Purchasing a home is a major milestone in your financial life as well as your commitment to a particular place. After all, most people stay in a purchased home for a minimum of a few years, if not for the rest of their lives.
A pile of oddly shaped boxes looms out of the darkened corner of your basement, and a frantic wave of nervous anxiety mixes with a rush of adrenalin flooding into your stomach. You had only minutes to spare 10 minutes ago, and now, you’re rummaging through totes full of gear that will do you no good once you’re dead.
Preppers already knew they might need to undergo periods of isolation—either by choice or necessity—but at some point, circumstances could dictate being alone and separated from others. Last year, many Americans learned that becoming isolated is not just a scenario we are preparing for, and it can affect everyone.
Man has been eating sausage since before the ancient Greeks began to record history. And for a good reason, sausage, made correctly, cannot only help to preserve meat but is one of the finest meals you can put on a plate.
Most of us, at one point or another, dream of owning a cabin in the backwoods. Be it a hunting camp, a vacation spot, or a place to live for all or part of the year, and such a lifestyle is appealing to just about anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Despite an above-average snowfall during the past winter, the spring was very dry. By the middle of May, New England was already having temperatures in the high 80s, and we were in drought by the start of June.
Modern technology provides all the comforts one would need to have a happy and healthy life. Still, this technology we all depend on it’s not invincible, and preppers imbued with self-sufficient spirits know better than to forsake our pioneer forefathers’ lessons learned through peril and misfortune.
Up until the early 1900’s, most soaps were a homemade concoction that neither looked pretty, nor smelled pleasant. It was generally a mix of lye leached from wood ashes and fats leftover from animal slaughter or cooking.
No matter what political candidate you are rooting for and regardless of what side of the global warming fence you stand, you have to admit the sea level rise is real, and it has a great impact on how we live our lives going forward.
Natural disasters leave a trail of damage in their wake, from the destruction of homes and businesses to crippling critical infrastructure that we rely on daily. One of the most immediate impacts of hurricanes and earthquakes is downing our communications grids, which cuts us off from our communities and leaves us in the dark from important information.
Prepper or not, learning about frugality is crucial. Preppers are mainly gearing up for the apocalypse, and the current COVID-19 pandemic a vindication of their years of preparation. Stockpiling weeks or months’ worth of supplies, investing in survivalist skills or bunkers, packing a get-home bag, and prepping to survive doomsday involve money one way or another.
The number of domestic fires in the United States has steadily increased in the last decades. With all the advancements in detection and suppression, you would think that protecting your home from fires should be a fail-proof measure. However, the reality is quite different, and people all across the country still have a lot to learn.