Survival and Self-sufficiency
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.
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.