Survival and Self-sufficiency
This week, we’re going to take a break and have some fun. Specifically, we’re going to talk about TV shows that might actually have survival lessons included. In recent years, there have been several survival shows that have come onto the market, and it looks like several of them are going to be regular features.
Hurricane season along the Atlantic coast is under way, and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has predicted a tumultuous six-month stretch. The NHC has forecast that the storm season will be busier than normal, with as many as six major hurricanes expected to hit the East Coast.
At some point during your accumulation of food stores, you probably bought bulk food of some sort. We started buying 5-gallon buckets of rice, beans, oatmeal and other food a few years ago. The funny thing is we kept buying rice, beans and oatmeal in small quantities from the grocery store to eat on a daily basis.
Many Americans are keeping their fingers crossed in hopes that a devastating natural disaster doesn’t sweep through their neighborhood, especially considering the recent news that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is running low on relief funds.
Alarming new research from scientists may prompt some Americans to utilize their self-sufficiency skills to stock up on natural, home-grown food.
Deadly tornadoes swept through Joplin, Mo. on May 22, killing at least 89 people.
I recently returned from a trip to a mountainous part of the Pacific Northwest where I spent a good part of my time driving off the beaten path on forest service and other remote roads. A recent news story about a woman who was found alive in her van after being stranded for seven weeks on a remote road in a Nevada wilderness brought to mind the countless survivor stories I uncovered while researching my book Getting Out Alive.
The most economical way to purchase wheat for food storage is to buy it in bulk, store it in 5-gallon buckets and grind it into fresh flour as you need it.
Over the past several months, we have seen rioting in some Arab and European countries. The riots were sparked by the high costs of food, government austerity measures and government oppression. We have some of the same dynamic going on in the United States. But through a system of bribery, the U.S. government has succeeded, at least temporarily, in preventing Americans from rioting in the streets.
As of May 11, more than 1 million acres of farmland in Arkansas was flooded due to cresting waters of the Mississippi River. According to Bloomberg, the Natural State expects the costs of flood damage to exceed $500 million. Furthermore, approximately 3 million acres of land in Louisiana were in danger of being inundated with flood waters.