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…

The Best Survival Garden Food – Beans

The Best Survival Garden Food – Beans

Permalink Legumes are plants which produce pods which split open naturally along a seam, revealing a row of seeds. Legumes (beans) produce their own nitrogen, and in fact they return nitrogen back into the soil when they die off. Beans are a great crop rotation plant to help maintain soil quality by replacing nitrogen back…

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…

Onions – Easy To Grow and Store

Onions – Easy To Grow and Store

Permalink Over the past few years as we have been experimenting with our gardens, we discovered that one of our favorite vegetables, the onion, was easy to grow and store. It’s pungent flavor is used widely throughout the world. One of the oldest vegetables , it’s found in a large number of dishes throughout most…

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…

Survival Garden Potato Companions

Survival Garden Potato Companions

Permalink Potatoes are easy to grow and is a beneficial survival food to grow in your own in-ground garden or container garden. Potatoes are the second most consumed food in the United States at an average consumption of 120 pounds per year (about one a day). The potato used as a survival food staple is…