The American Mountain Men of the early 19th century are one of our country’s enduring heroes. Men like Jim Bridger, Hugh Glass, Jedediah Smith, Andrew Henry and Kit Carson were the first people of European descent to explore our western regions. They drew maps, discovered travel routes, and offered input
Let’s imagine for a moment that the world of tax-funded public safety and well-stocked grocery stores are a thing of the past and you, perhaps with a handful of family and friends, must fend for yourself in a tough and hostile environment. Among the considerations for survival are, of course,
As many as one in ten people will suffer with kidney stones in their lifetime with its prevalence said to be increasing. Even if you haven’t suffered with them, you will no doubt still be familiar with the term, but exactly what do these stones consist of? These hard deposits
The modern, industrialized world revolves around a myriad of electrical and electronic gadgets. Little is done anymore which doesn’t require electrical power. We’ve harnessed this power for tasks to make our lives easier, as well as more interesting. The electric motor is at the core of many of these devices.
Ask any survival instructor for their favorite fire-starting method, and you may get an answer that’s pretty far out there. By “far out there,” I mean that it’s going to be something that most people won’t know about. Somehow, survival instructors tend to collect fire-starting techniques and like showing their
One of my favorite phrases that I tell new preppers is that “your preps are your lifeline.” We must put measures in place before a disaster is upon us in order to have these lifelines available to us when we need it the most. Building an emergency pantry is one
One of the most popular topics within the survival and prepping community is firearms, and it seems there are as many opinions as there are people. Although there is a great deal of disagreement on which guns and what type of ammo you should stockpile, there are a few calibers