On Your Own
If there were to be a breakdown in communications that prevented weather forecasts from being disseminated to the general public, weather-prediction skills would be invaluable. Clouds, geographical features, barometric pressure, animal behaviors and folklore can all be reliable guidelines to use to predict the weather.
In the fall, I always have an overabundance of cabbage and vegetables in my garden. I am ready to make sauerkraut this week, and I hope these simple instructions will give you the encouragement to do it also. Sauerkraut can be made with homegrown or store-bought cabbage and other vegetables.
Honey doesn’t just taste good, it does good things for the body. Here are 14 unexpected uses of honey that can provide health benefits you may never have associated with this sweet concoction.
No matter how much or how little you eat, it all eventually has to come out somewhere. Most of the time, you hold it until you get to the next available restroom. Then you do your business, and all is right with the world again. Unfortunately, in any type of grid-down situation, no matter how much you jiggle the handle, it’s not going to flush.
To escape mayhem or disaster, you will need transportation. Many survivalists have grand visions of a bulletproof, tracked vehicle that mimics the functions of a tank while matching the size and comfort of a luxury RV. But if you have a limited budget, a feasible solution for a survival vehicle could be a scooter. Yes, a scooter.
When the economy fails and people are out of work and desperate, some will turn to crime to survive. Law enforcement agencies aren’t equipped to respond to every emergency call. A well-thought-out plan of defense is the only way we can protect ourselves.
Emergency hammers, meant for busting out a car’s window, are not all they are cracked up to be. Contrary to popular belief, a window isn’t going to shatter at the smallest touch of one of these hammers. Consider buying one of these instead.
American patriots realize that the time is eventually going to come when only those who have learned to be self-reliant will survive. But that’s assuming we’re able to maintain our independence in the face of a society and a government that is increasingly hostile toward us.
Salt can be bartered during hard times and will be in high demand. Salt has been used for many things throughout the ages. It can be mixed with baking soda to brush your teeth. It can be used to melt ice and snow, extinguish grease fires, and clean pots and pans, as well as for many other uses.
My time in the Army taught me many things. Perhaps the most valuable lessons that I ever learned were the ones that peppered the 30 months of combat that I served in the Mideast. Most of these lessons pertain to sustainment of life and survival.