February 6, 2013


Selecting a Get Home Bag (GHB)

Selecting a Get Home Bag

How many miles are you from home? How many miles can you hike (because you will basically be hiking with a pack) in a day? Remember, walking is not hiking; hiking works different muscles and will exhaust you much quicker. Your physical condition will dictate how far you can hike; some may be able to only hike 5 miles, while others might be able to hike 30.

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February 4, 2013


Learning from a Tragedy in Missouri

wilderness tragedy

A few weeks ago I read a story in the mainstream media that really hit me at my core. It was a small blip in the national news, but the tragedy has stayed with me. A man in his late 30’s, retired from the Air Force, took two of his sons for a day hike […]

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February 2, 2013


Quote of the Week: Unknown on the Triumph of Evil

for evil to triump

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Unknown (sometimes attributed to Edmund Burke)

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February 1, 2013


Friday Five for February 1, 2013

Friday Five for February 1, 2013

For the first time this year, entertainment didn’t dominate the news this week. Immigration reform and politics took to the forefront in the news. Nevertheless, we found some good information for the prepper/homesteader that didn’t make the primetime newscasts. Here’s what we’re reading this week for Friday Five from PreppingToSurvive: reading people and knowing when […]

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January 31, 2013


3 Subtle Points from the Glock Ad

Glock ad

Have you seen latest Glock video ad? At first glance it’s a bit silly. It features a scantily clad girl, at home, alone, watching television. She hears a noise outside that disturbs her but continues watching the boob-tube anyway. The scene is reminiscent of a B horror movie; you almost expect a friend to come over […]

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January 29, 2013


Taking Care of Your Feet

taking care of your feet

Napoleon Bonaparte once said “An Army marches on it’s stomach.” Without sufficient nourishment, a soldier cannot replenish the energy he has expended. He gets grumpy, loses focus, and is less likely to fulfill his duties. What rings true for a soldier doesn’t necessary hold for someone in a survival situation. If you remember the Rule […]

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January 28, 2013


Testing Your Emergency Plan

life boat drill: testing your emergency plan

Testing your emergency plan doesn’t require you to wait for a massive storm. Simply set up scenarios that you could likely face in a real emergency. I’ll give you three possible drills you could test against your emergency plan, and think about others that match situations you could

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January 26, 2013


Quote of the Week: Churchill on Perseverance

Never Give Up

Never give in, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never Yield to a force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. ~ Winston Churchill

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January 25, 2013

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Friday Five for January 25, 2013


Much of this week’s mainstream media focused on the Presidential Inauguration on Monday, however for the aware prepper there were a lot of other interesting things to take note of. Here’s this week’s Friday Five from PreppingToSurvive: NASA says that astroid will come very close but won’t hit the earth, ammo shortage affects local governments but not […]

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January 24, 2013


A 21-Piece First Aid Kit

20-Piece First Aid Kit

I spend a fair amount of time in the woods hiking, camping, and practicing survival skills. It’s nice to get out of doors and experience God’s creation first hand. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate during my outings; I haven’t experienced a serious injury or illness while in the bush. Still, I’m well aware that […]

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