Survival and Self-sufficiency
There are a lot of misconceptions about how wilderness survival, camping and urban survival do or do not fit together. The arguments range from saying that neither wilderness survival skills nor camping will help in an urban survival situation to saying that all you need for a long-term urban survival situation is your camping or survival gear. The truth lies somewhere in between. No matter what your skill level and experience level, I have some great stuff for everyone this week.
Severe threats of flooding have prompted Federal officials to order a levee to be blasted open in Missouri, and forced a mayor in Illinois to evacuate an entire town.
The nation’s deadliest spree of tornadoes in nearly 40 years has left more than 300 people dead in the South.
Wheat and other grains are great choices for long-term food storage. They are inexpensive and can be consumed by humans and animals. The most common grains are wheat, rice and oats.
All day long April 27, meteorologists warned that conditions were rife for a severe weather outbreak in the South, and Alabama was expected to be ground zero. The sky was warm and moist, the sun was shining, dew points were abnormally high and Southeasterly winds coming off the Gulf of Mexico were stewing the air.
Wildfires can create a nightmare scenario for property owners, especially Americans who run a ranch or farm. Not only does this phenomenon pose a life-threatening situation to humans, it can also ravage one’s crops and animal population.
Sometimes life can throw you a curveball and make preparations difficult. It can be difficult because of finances, health, family issues or any combination of things. In fact, a lot of people who are switched on and see trouble on the horizon are already in a sort of survival mode.
Most people immediately think of filtration systems when considering water purification methods in a survival situation.
There are many excellent filter systems on the market today that will do the job and are popular in the survival and prepping community. While I own and have used various filters myself, when packing for a long wilderness excursion or preparing a compact bug-out or everyday carry bag for emergencies, I want something smaller, lighter weight and absolutely dependable for short or long-term use.
While there are some compact drinking straw filters that fit the small and light weight criteria, they are not so convenient for everyday use and, like all filters, have a limited life before they must be replaced.
A total of 241 tornadoes swept across 14 States this past week, killing at least 45 people, and injuring hundreds.
I have been chosen by a film company to try out for a documentary on “prepping.” If I am chosen, a film crew will come to my house and film me in all aspects of my daily life. I don’t feel like a prepper, I just live providently.