Katla Eruption History

Katla Eruption History

The average time between Katla eruptions since 80 BC is 52 years. The Icelandic volcano has pretty much followed this average time between eruptions except for a few instances, one of which extended 190 years leading to the eruption of 1150. However there is some controversy regarding an eruption in the year 1000 (which would…

Best Survival Flashlight

Best Survival Flashlight

  The flashlight, also known as a ‘torch’ in other parts of the world, is very high up on the list of things to include in any survival kit. The challenge though is, there are so many flashlights to pick from, which flashlight should you buy? What is the best flashlight? Answer: The one that…

Solar Cooking is Survival Friendly

Solar Cooking is Survival Friendly

Permalink Solar Cooking – Convenient and Cost Effective Since Ken and I are always looking for ways to become more self-sufficient, we started prepping with food storage. As we began to store the foods we normally eat, the question arose, “How will we cook this food in a SHTF scenario if there is no electricity?”…

Effects Of Volcanic Ash

Effects Of Volcanic Ash

Permalink A significant danger from volcanoes is the volcanic ash that can be ejected high into the atmosphere and cause severe local or regional damage, or even world wide longer term disruption. Luckily, the majority of current and recent volcanic activity has not resulted in severe damage beyond local vicinities. But there are lots of…

Volcano 101

Volcano 101

  Volcanoes What are volcanoes? How Are Volcanoes Formed? A volcano in eruption is one of the most dramatic, fascinating, terrorizing, and awesome displays of the destructive power of nature. A mountain that suddenly blows up into a mountain of fire, gases, rock and ash can change our lives in a hurry! Mantle The earths…

Could We Survive a Super Volcano?

Could We Survive a Super Volcano?

Observing the volcanic ash cloud and the disruptions to northern Europe from Iceland’s recent volcanic eruption has caused me to think about other scenarios which would have grim and wider consequences from an event called a Super Volcano. Our experiences with volcanoes have for the most part been with classifications that are somewhat tame in…

Shop Smart Save Money – Pasta

Shop Smart Save Money – Pasta

Permalink Shop smart and save money. This time I want to share with you the sale I took advantage of this past weekend. I purchased spaghetti in one pound boxes for 50 cents per box. The regular price is $1.25 per box (pound). That’s a 60% savings on each box! How many boxes did I…