Will Kim Jong il Respond With Nuke?
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
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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
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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…

How Much BP Oil Has Spilled Day 58
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How Much BP Oil Has Spilled Day 58

Permalink Updated oil leak estimate during Day 58  (16-June-2010) The US Government ‘Flow Rate Technical Group’, including James Riley, a professor of mechanical engineering at University of Washington, are now saying that recent high definition measurements have them believing that 35,000 to 60,000 barrels per day have been gushing since day 1. The new estimates…

Bartering Reborn
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Bartering Reborn

Permalink Bartering Reborn Due to Recession In this current recession, we are seeing bartering and the barter system making a comeback. Many people are experiencing great financial difficulties and job losses. Some of these people are getting themselves further into debt to get the items they need, but modern survivalists are turning to the barter…

Hurricane Season Begins – 2010
WEATHER PREPAREDNESS

Hurricane Season Begins – 2010

Permalink June 1 was the official beginning of Hurricane Season in the Atlantic basin (to November 30). For those living along possible affected coastline areas, now is the time to check preparedness plans. Do you realize that 49% of the United States population live within 50 miles of the ocean? 38% of the world’s population…

Onions – Easy To Grow and Store
GARDEN

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
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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
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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
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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…