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  • January 11, 2013

    Survival Gear Review: The Gomadic Sunvolt-0

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    The Gomadic SunVolt portable solar power station was designed to provide the electrical power to charge your devices as quickly as a wall charger does in your home. This can be ideal in the event of an emergency situation where you require a power source, or in “off-grid” living situations such as campgrounds, hunting camps, cabins, sailboats, and homesteads.

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  • January 11, 2013

    Survival Skills: 5 Signs that You are Panicked-2

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    Fear is not always a bad thing. It is often a very valuable survival instinct. But when left unchecked, fear can lead to the irrational state of panic, which can manifest itself in diverse ways.

    Depending on the severity of the emergency, you may experience everything from blind rage to a complete mental shut down (catatonia). So how do you accurately figure out if you are “losing it” in a real life emergency? Here are five signs that you are panicked, along with some tricks to get your mind back on course:

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  • January 7, 2013

    Survival Skills: 5 Hypothermia Myths, and The Real Treatments-2

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    Hypothermia is a medical condition that occurs when a person’s body core temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. This can be caused by exposure to water, wind, very cold air, or a combination of these elements.  Hypothermia is one of humanity’s oldest adversaries, which has given us plenty of time to create an abundance of myths and misinformation on the treatment of this dangerous condition.

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  • January 4, 2013

    How to Grow a Survival Garden-2

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    When planning a survival food garden, it’s critical to know what seeds to purchase and what to skip—and it’s just as vital to know how to store those seeds and what you can expect from those food crops.

    I was fortunate to grow up with the concepts and calluses of growing a family garden, so I have seen bumper crops and more than a few disappointing yields. I’ve also seen that there are a lot of different interpretations when it comes to growing your own garden.

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  • January 3, 2013

    Freeze Dried Vs. Canned: The Pros and Cons in Food Storage -5

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    Buying a large volume of food is a serious investment in your survival. It can also be a bad investment if no emergency comes and you are stuck eating hundreds of meals that you find nauseating. There are plenty of food storage options out there for purchase, ranging from historic preservation methods to the latest technology. Let’s look at the pros and cons of the two most popular food storage systems—freeze-dried and canned—to determine which is the better preservation method for you.

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