15 Interesting Facts about the Sun

15 Interesting Facts about the Sun

Permalink As interest heightens while we approach the next 11-year solar cycle maximum during 2012 – 2013, Interesting facts about the sun   The sun has three layers, Radiative Zone (innermost layer of nuclear fusion) Convective Zone (where the heat moves slowly from the inner layer to the surface) Photosphere (the layer that we can…

Cyber Terrorism – Nuclear Power Plants – Grid

Cyber Terrorism – Nuclear Power Plants – Grid

Permalink The recent discovery of the “Stuxnet” computer worm cyber-weapon, apparently designed and used to infect Iran’s nuclear development control systems, presents a very powerful and dangerous new threat to our current way of life. Stuxnet, first discovered during June 2010 is the first worm of its kind to take aim at the foundation of…

The Big Move to a Survival Retreat Location

The Big Move to a Survival Retreat Location

Permalink Of the survival minded community, there is no doubt a percentage of those who fantasize about living at their own survival retreat full time. Maybe a log cabin in a location protected from the anarchy that would result from a major disaster such as a large scale power grid failure (e.g. from a severe…

End of the World 2012 and What To Believe

End of the World 2012 and What To Believe

Permalink I choose to look at the world ending 2012 hype from a scientific point of view as I search and read information on the subject. There are lots of differing explanations regarding the various galactic alignments and their significance. There are many religious viewpoints, predictions, and prophecies that are swirling around the topic, any…

Cherry Tomatoes A Survival Garden Treat

Cherry Tomatoes A Survival Garden Treat

Permalink OK, so Cherry Tomatoes don’t have lots of survival calories with about 3 calories each, but they taste so good (and they do contain healthy amounts of vitamin A, C, and Potassium as well as antioxidant properties from lycopene). Cherry Tomatoes are very easy to grow, and will provide an excellent additive to foods…

30 Acres for Self Sufficiency

30 Acres for Self Sufficiency

Permalink I received an informative email from “Smitty” regarding the opinion that 30 to 50 acres of land may be ideal for complete rounded self-sufficient survival living after a worst case doomsday scenario. Make no mistake about it, true self-sufficient living requires a tremendous amount of work and enough people to make it happen. Here…

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…