A few nights ago, my brother called me and asked for some advice as he was planning to take his young boys out for a little survival camping expedition. Here are some lessons I’ve learned from camping and hiking in the Olympic and Cascade Mountains of Washington. We’d love to hear your ideas as well! [...]
I’ll just say it now: I hate the TSA. Not the individual workers, per se. But the whole concept, notion, implementation and execution fly in the face of individual liberty. Skip the rant and see the List I don’t believe we should sacrifice liberty for security. And I don’t believe the TSA provides real security [...]
Last night as we were getting ready to head to bed, our power went out. We learned a few things. We were pretty well prepared to provide light. We have numerous boxes of candles stored in our kitchen cupboard. They’re cheap, at less than $1.00 for a taper candle and around $0.60 for a votive. [...]
In light of the recent disasters in Joplin, Tuscaloosa and elsewhere, whether tornados, floods, hurricanes or earthquakes, we should all ensure that we are prepared. Obviously, if a tornado destroys your home you will likely lose any foodstuffs or bulky camping and survival gear you may have stashed. However, if you have a backpack, pre-packed [...]
There are numerous lists available online and in survival manuals indicating various things you should have stored up or that you should have in a kit or a backpack. So, my question is, in light of the fact that even our own government recommends each household become prepared for a potential disaster (ready.gov), what are [...]
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