October 2016 archive

Oct 31

The Gardener is Sick: A Year Later

A year ago, almost to the day, I wrote about my experiences as a gardener who couldn’t garden due to illness and what that taught me about myself and gardening. I ended the piece by musing on a reassurance from my partner Davin that come spring both the garden and I would be here. Eventually, …

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Oct 31

On The Go Instant Meal Recipes For Work, Home, Camping Or Your Bug Out Bag

On The Go Instant Meal Recipes For Work, Home, Camping Or Your Bug Out Bag Life can get hectic sometimes, god knows mine does. When I have a busy week or my wife can’t be bothered to cook, especially on a hot day, we always have some of these “ready to go meals” on hand. …

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Oct 31

An Essential Prep: Fish Antibiotics

An Essential Prep: Fish Antibiotics There’s a lot of information out there about storing fish antibiotics for survival stockpiles but how much of it is really true? Can you really get the same antibiotics that are prescribed without getting an actual prescription? The answer is a resounding YES! Fish antibiotics are an essential prep to …

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Oct 31

18 Amazing Uses For Cornstarch You Never Thought Of

18 Amazing Uses For Cornstarch You Never Thought Of Cornstarch usually comes out of the pantry only when you’re cooking — it’s a great way to thicken soups, stocks and sauces. But that’s not all it’s good for. Indeed, there’s a wide array of practical uses for cornstarch outside the kitchen. From untangling knots to …

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Oct 31

How To Can Rabbit, Chicken & Small Game

How To Can Rabbit, Chicken & Small Game Modest food independence and sensible food storage are goals that many families strive to achieve. Raising a part of your own food is not complicated and a good amount of food can be produced yourself whether you live on a small town lot or in the suburbs. …

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Oct 31

Two Is One And One Is None: The Art of Redundancy

Two Is One And One Is None: The Art of Redundancy If you’ve studied survival on any level for camping, hiking, or just military service, I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “Two is one and one is none.” It’s an important rule that you should follow, but do you know what it really means? Things break, …

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Oct 31

Build Your Vehicle Survival Kit for On-The-Road Emergencies

Build Your Vehicle Survival Kit for On-The-Road Emergencies As the cold season is quickly approaching, we will see on the news how a lot of people get trapped in their cars due to blizzards or similar emergencies. Just like last year and the year before, many people will be caught unprepared as they fail to …

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Oct 31

6 Gadgets to Generate Electricity

6 Gadgets to Generate Electricity As we grow more and more reliant on our electronics for information and communication, electricity is necessary for emergencies. Electricity generating gadgets come in many forms and the way they generate electricity varies between them. Having multiple options to generate electricity and charge your electronics can help keep you prepared. Having …

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Oct 31

Prepare for Armageddon: A Nuclear Survival Kit

An all out nuclear war, not likely. A dirty bomb being detonated somewhere in the United States is possible, even likely, and a terrorist organization getting a small tactical nuke and detonating it, possible as well. The threats loom large and it gets larger every day with Russia playing mind games and North Korea, well …

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Oct 31

The Future of Fish Antibiotics in Survival?

by Joe Alton, MD Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta splendens) As the first physician to write, years ago, about aquarium and avian antibiotics as a survival tool, I’ve long realized their utility in preventing unnecessary deaths in true survival scenarios (in normal times, seek modern and standard medical care). Lately, I’ve received a lot of mail …

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