Survival and Self-sufficiency
As large sections of the Midwestern United States have been battered by what some commentators have called a "historic storm," it may be a good time to remind Americans how to increase their chances of survival during similar natural disasters.
It doesn’t take a major catastrophe or terrorist attack to put you in a survival situation. It could be as simple an incident as stepping off a hiking trail, losing you way on a hunting trip or taking a wrong turn in your car. Before you know it, you’re lost or stuck and on your own.
In my last article, I introduced you to the need to store food. Now we’re going to begin with step one in the six-step process to help you make sure you have an adequate supply of food should a crisis occur.
In a survival situation a proper shelter can make all the difference in whether you survive or perish. Of course, it’s always great if you have a tent in your emergency gear. But that is not always the case. So here’s a quick primer on what you need to do to prepare a shelter, according […]
If you can’t imagine being hungry in the midst of chaos then you will probably ignore this suggestion, but you won’t forget it. And it will haunt you if you fail to take action. But if you take action, just eat your stored food in the difficult years ahead.
The week of Oct. 3-9 has been marked as National Fire Prevention Week, and safety experts have used it as an opportunity to educate Americans about how to keep themselves and their families safe during a similar emergency.
There are many reasons for stockpiling a one-year supply of food. The value of food commodities generally increases at the same rate as inflation. Money in the bank doesn’t do that. Investing in 500 cans of tuna fish in your basement or dehydrated food that will last five to 10 years is a better bet than putting $350 in the bank.
In these uncertain economic times, many Americans are contemplating urban agriculture as a way to boost their self-sufficiency and prepare for disasters such as hyperinflation. Raising animals is one way to do this, but some people have also chosen to grow food plants.
If you are serious about storing water for an emergency you should make an investment in larger containers. Most containers come in 1-, 5-, 7-, 15-, 30- and 55-gallon sizes. The best choice is the 55-gallon polyethylene (plastic) water drum. Remember, the average person in an average climate needs at least one gallon of water […]
In this era of economic uncertainty and frequent health scares due to lax government oversight of food manufacturers, some Americans may be interested in raising their own livestock and food animals.