When I tell people that New Mexico is my favorite state, they ask why. Why that grizzled old state? If they have ever visited the Land of Enchantment, they end their conversation with, “Santa Fe and Taos are beautiful, but the rest of the state can go.” Even as non-New Mexican, this comment cuts at [...]
Prepping is a feel-good activity like no other. Putting away that first quantity of storage food is a thrill. But that’s not the end of it. All the follow-up additions to your growing larder deliver almost as much satisfaction as the first. Show More Summary
Social Media is all a buzz over the Video clip of Jennifer Anniston puzzling over why people feel compelled to demand "When are you having kids?" as if that were the only way a woman can contribute as a human being. Commenting on this video clip, Today Show's Tamron Hall speaks about her own experience of being a mid-forties single childless woman. Show More Summary
How to Build It 1. Attach a small piece of tubing to the outlet on a 12-volt output pump [A]. 2. Add an elbow fitting to the tubing, and connect a length of hose [B]. Run the hose to another elbow fitting, and screw that to a piece of plastic pipe [C]. 3. Attach an […] The post Simple Project Of The Month: The DIY Camping Shower appeared first on Survival Blog | Survival Spot.
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I recently had the pleasure of coming in contact with the head of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Organization for Non-Parents, a non-profit organization I’ve touted here before that existed in the 70s-early 80s. She has given me a lot more background on the organization’s great work. … Read more
In a survival situation, clean drinking water is your most important resource. Depending on the environmental conditions and your physical activity, a person cannot safely go longer than a few days without water. If you are embarking on a household preparedness effort, water needs to be at the top of your list. Show More Summary
Anyone else feeling the hairs start to rise? I've been in the crisis preparedness business a long time now. I've been through a lot of periods where genuine crises, catastrophes, and tragedies have twisted the macro guy-wires about as tight as they will go. Show More Summary
There’s nothing like a great true story. Sooner or later we all have one that may sound unbelievable, but it’s true. Tracing old steps in the Northwest recently sure brought one to mind from my life. It starts with a little cabin on the Sandy River at the base of Mount Hood, Oregon.… Read more
It’s been a tough week. For everyone. Ah, fuck it. It’s not just the week. Things have been tough for a long time. The news. Oh, the news. It has gotten to a point where you just don’t want to read it, see it, hear it. But you gotta. You have to stay informed. You have [...]
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I am sitting in a sweet mountain cabin at the base of Mount Hood, Oregon. It is near a cabin, a home really, that I lived in ten years ago. It is in on forested three acres, split by a river.… Read more
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We have limited quantities of Freeze Dried Pork Chops, will go fast. These Pork Chops are current production over-runs, Manufactured in 2013, from a large military defense contractor. Although actual use is always classified on these kinds of bids, our information is that these are purchased for Executive Branch use, not for our troops in the field. Show More Summary
Published on Aug 6, 2014 Feeding a growing global population is a challenge that spans industries and governments. A panel discusses how research, technology, policy, and engagement with local farmers could help build a comprehensive...Show More Summary
This week, I noticed a number of film acquaintances and friends sharing a New Yorker article calling the “rise” of the expectation of relatability in creative work a “failure” of society. The article’s author, Rebecca Mead, believes that by us viewers expecting relatability in whatever work we are observing, we are creating a “reductive experience” [...]
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Seems that our friends down under manage to tackle the whole childfree question a bit more lightheartedly than we do in the United States. At least Ben Mahoney does. He landed in the limelight when he launched an Adelaide-based childfree social group called No Kids No Worries. Show More Summary
ALGAE BLOOM – FAQBelow is some information that might be helpful, with respect to the recent Algae Bloom and resulting contamination of the water supply to Toledo, Ohio: “...Cyanobacterial cells range in size from 0.5-1 ?m to 40 ?m in diameter...” In other words, it's a long skinny bacteria. Show More Summary
World leader in portable water filtration Berkey water filter systems come in several different models, all shown on this page for comparison. Each model was engineered with a specific set of guidelines in mind. The most important factor...Show More Summary