Natural environments evolve effortlessly, so why oh why do we have problem areas in our gardens? Everywhere else on earth, these areas are simply places for something different to colonize. By identifying different microclimates in our gardens, we can turn these challenging areas into assets. Even better, we can increase the range of plants that will grow in our yards.
AR-15, AKM, AK-47. What is it about the mere mention of these weapons that strikes terror into the heart of the average anti-gunner? So much so that these guns are rapidly becoming legendary as symbols of fear — a fear which is becoming stronger and more irrational each day.
You don’t have to live in the country to reap a bounty of vegetables. Growing things in your backyard isn’t that hard, and anyone can have a productive vegetable garden if they follow a few rules. Growing your own vegetable garden is both a relaxing and rewarding experience.
I remember back in the 90s when we were headed back down the mountain after a crisp, clear day of skiing. The road from a ski resort back down to Salt Lake City got to be steep in some places, so we were careful to drive slowly on the snow-packed road. It was then that I realized the importance of four-wheel driving.
Waste disposal can be a matter of life and death. Many historians feel that the thing that has saved the most lives and contributed the most to longer life expectancy in the 20th century isn’t better nutrition, wonder drugs, or better medical know-how. Rather, the taken for granted invention which helped us into our quality way life was the lowly sewer line and proper methods of dealing with human excrement.
Most guides simply explain how to protect yourself against radiation poisoning. You can’t see, hear, smell, touch, nor taste it, but radiation is everywhere, and it’s quite powerful. Some nuclear devices on Earth today can produce enough radiation to literally melt your bones and tissue.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is the second-leading cause of poisoning death after drugs. Carbon monoxide is a covert killer and it causes between 200 and 1000 deaths per year in the US. Here is what you should know to avoid poisoning from this colorless, tasteless, odorless, non-irritating gas.
Almost all of the survivors who have made it through a collapsed economy ordeal in the inner city have mastered two basic skills. These two skills are foraging (to the maximum extent permitted by law and beyond) and inner city gardening.
In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew forced people to evacuate their homes. With more than 2.5 million people being told to evacuate, it was the second-largest evacuation in U.S. history. Without having an escape route planned and not taking things seriously, many decided to hunker down and test their luck. If you are a serious prepper, you probably learned by now that luck plays only a minor part when it comes to surviving a major catastrophe. Having an escape route planned and bug out bags ready is necessary in these modern times.
Almost all shooting school instructors teach that the conditioned reflex is supreme in a self-defense situation. In armed confrontations, you will, under stress, react as you’ve programmed yourself to do. This is true, as repeated practice builds a set of conditioned reflexes which can serve you well in deadly danger. Conditioned reflexes have their problems, though.
Some gunshot wounds are almost instantly fatal, some actually require very little, if any, treatment, and still others are borderline for survivability. Whether you spend most of your time in an urban, rural or suburban area, you may one day encounter a gunshot wound victim, particularly if you work in law enforcement or public services such as firefighting and emergency rescue.
Every survivor, regardless of his or her situation, be it a result of natural disaster, getting lost in the woods or what have you, will be faced with a variety of threats. If you are forced to go to the hills and live in nature, there are a few enemies that can influence your continued existence. The following are the most common enemies of wilderness survival.
We can all agree that life in the concrete jungle is not easy. However, it will become almost impossible during a prolonged crisis. Once the cities become cannibalized of resources, your chances of survival will get thinner. One of you choices besides scavenging will be to look for edibles in the city. Weeds are your primary choices and here is what you should be looking for.