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…

Canning

Canning

Canning season… when we harvest from our gardens and preserve what is left for the winter or for survival preparedness food storage. Canning is easy, fun, and rewarding while providing a level of satisfaction that you are being self-sufficient and self-reliant. Canned foods can last for many years and will survive any power outage that…

Best Survival Batteries

Best Survival Batteries

In a SHTF scenario when the electrical power grid is down, you will be reliant on batteries to power your flashlights, portable radio, and other electronic devices. Even though rechargeable battery technology has made great advances, I rely on high-power Alkaline batteries for some of my critical electronics that require consumer size AA, AAA, etc….

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…

Will Kim Jong il Respond With Nuke?

Will Kim Jong il Respond With Nuke?

Permalink The Korean peninsula tensions have escalated to the point where North Korea has said it would counter the U.S. and South Korean joint military exercises beginning this weekend with “nuclear deterrence”   according to Bloomberg News. North Korea will “legitimately counter with their powerful nuclear deterrence the largest-ever nuclear war exercises to be staged…

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…