Sharpen Your Survival Skills

Survival Skills

Today's conveniences, services and electronics are wonderful. These wonderful conveniences allow us more time to spend with family, growing a business, socializing, or enjoying leisure time.

But if the "merry-go-round" of easy electricity, access to water out of the tap, and food from the grocery store on the corner is disrupted for any reason, most of us will not have the skills to survive — let alone thrive — in a disaster situation.

The time to learn them is NOW — before a crisis rears its ugly head.

12 Survival Skills You Can Develop or Improve This Weekend

Survival Skills Weekend

No good movies to see this weekend? Too expensive to go out to dinner? The weather sucks so outdoor activities are out too?

Put your weekend to good use — try to develop or improve all or some of these survival skills. You'll be glad you did it, either now or later. Some could even become a regular habit or activity. [...]


What the Elderly Can Teach Us About Survival Skills

What the Elderly Can Teach Us About Survival Skills

I love hearing stories from my parents of their life before I was born. Don't you?

My mother tells how, as a young girl, her mother worked at a department store and her father did all the cooking, cleaning, gardening, and raising chickens, even though he also had a job.


Vegetable Gardening Tips: Growing Your Own Groceries

Vegetable Gardening Tips

Although this web site is not specifically a gardening site, I hope these vegetable gardening tips will encourage you to learn the survival skill of gardening and the benefits of increasing your preparedness supplies and abilities. [...]


Bartering in a Post-Disaster Scenario

Bartering i a Post-Disaster Scenario

Picture some natural disaster, such as an earthquake or hurricane, where most everything is broken or wiped out. The stores will be closed. Electricity will be interrupted. Most everything would stop in today's technologically-dependent world.

Many believe that Kokopelli was not just a trader but also a story teller as well as a messenger, bringing information and news gathered from other tribes. Also somewhat of a musician, Kokopelli announced his arrival (securing his identity and safety) by playing his flute as he approached [...]


Preserving Your Own Food At Home

Home Food Preservation

Home food preservation is much easier now than back in the olden days when there was no electricity, no refrigeration, and no grocery stores around the corner.

Back then they preserved food just to survive another day — not to plan for food storage 25 years down the road. So why would we want to go back to the "olden days" of [...]


Best Ways to Cook Up a Hot Meal in a Power Outage

Survival Cooking

How have you prepared for survival cooking so that your family will have a hot meal if there is no electricity?

During World War II, the army discovered that men fighting in the bitter cold would do well if they had one hot meal a day. Without it, they would die from living out in the cold. In certain disastrous situations, your family needs a hot meal also. Let's list the ways you can [...]


How to Shut Off Utilities In An Emergency

How to Shut off Utilities

In case of a disaster of any type, it may be necessary to learn how to shut off utilities to avoid further damage to your family or your home. 

It's a good idea to be familiar with the look and sound of your gas meter under everyday conditions, and know where the shutoff valve is located. Turning off the gas after an emergency is not always necessary.


Survival Medicine For Grid Down Survival

Survival Medicine

The purpose of learning about survival medicine is, as we all know, because "stuff" happens.

While we're busy gathering food, water, and other survival supplies, it is important to know what to do if medical help and supplies are not available?


Portable Toilet for Emergency Sanitation

Portable Toilet

A portable toilet (port-a-potty) comes in handy as emergency sanitation or for camping. Sure beats the dig-a-hole-then-cover method!

Having some sort of port-a-potty may be one of the most important and least thought of aspects of survival planning. One of the most unpleasant aspects of an emergency situation comes from the need to answer [...]


Simple Ways to Protect Your Home

Protect Your Home

Burglaries, theft, and home invasions are crimes of opportunity

The FBI states that a nighttime burglar is the most dangerous criminal in America. That person is frequently hoping for a physical confrontation. You want to avoid a physical confrontation at all costs.

Victims of home invasions are frequently severely injured maimed [...]