Daylight Left Until Sun Sets – How Many Hands above the Horizon

Daylight Left Until Sun Sets – How Many Hands above the Horizon

This ‘trick’ is a ‘handy’ way to estimate how much time until sunset. From a preparedness point of view, it could help during any number of situations. Such as estimating enough time to find (or make) shelter during an outdoor excursion. Or the time remaining to travel without the aid of flashlights or headlamps. Estimating…

Homeowners Insurance Inventory after Disaster – Get What You Deserve

Homeowners Insurance Inventory after Disaster – Get What You Deserve

Homeowners Insurance; it’s not just about paying your premiums… What if you actually need to call on your insurance company for a claim of loss? Do you have a homeowners insurance inventory of everything? (They’re going to ask). Worst case, what if you lose your home in a house fire or other major disaster? When…

Disaster Preparedness Binder

Disaster Preparedness Binder

Evacuate! – Are you ready? The knock comes at your front door. A fireman tells you that you have 20 minutes to evacuate. The wild fire has been burning for several hours now and is headed your way. Panic sets in. What should you take with you? What should you do next? A disaster preparedness…

How Long to Boil Drinking Water until Safe or Disinfected?

How Long to Boil Drinking Water until Safe or Disinfected?

90 percent of the world’s water is contaminated in some way according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There are a variety of microscopic organisms that can contaminate water supplies. They can cause potentially serious, even fatal, illnesses among wilderness travelers. Dipping your head into a cold mountain stream and taking a long refreshing drink….

Survival Skill Sets for After The Collapse

Survival Skill Sets for After The Collapse

Survival skill sets will be crucial after society collapses into a heap of social chaos. Whether or not it actually will is not the thrust of this article. Lets just say that it will descend or fragment into varying degrees of collapse. SHTF Collapse Hypotheticals: – Our modern conveniences and technologies break down – Financial…

Ways To Preserve Meat

Ways To Preserve Meat

The problem with storing meat for use all year round is an old one. While considering your own preparedness with regards to meat, consider the following ways to preserve meat:   Tip: Following the harvesting of meat livestock, a period of ‘hanging’ will improve the flavor and texture by giving natural enzymes time to break…