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Some mammals, like mice, can produce their own vitamin C inside their bodies. Unfortunately, human beings are not on that list of critters. We need vitamin C, which we get from outside sources, because it performs such an important variety of functions in the body, including increasing immune system health, tissue repair, and iron absorption. Without enough vitamin C we can develop symptoms of scurvy, such as fatigue, weakness, capillary fragility, and gum disease.
Fortunately, if you ever get stuck somewhere away from your normal food supply, there are several great sources of vitamin C in winter edible plants. [ Read Full Post ]
One good thing about snowy survival scenarios is that ground-to-air rescue signals are easy to spot on the white background. One terrible thing about that same scenario is that a little more snow can hide your signal completely.
Any rescue signal needs to be huge if it is to catch the attention of aircraft, regardless of the situation. This will be true on a desert island or deep in the snow-covered backcountry. While the snow does create a blank canvas for you to build a high-contrast signal for aircraft to spot, the snow also has its share of problems. [ Read Full Post ]
You don't need to be a crazed conspiracy theorist to have a bunker these days. If you have the real estate, the means, and the time, building a bunker is a worthwhile endeavor and could end up saving your bacon in a number of survival situations. Here's a fun clip that illustrates the basics of building and stocking your bunker once you decide to break out the shovel.
If you had to make a quick run through the local grocery store for some survival-friendly foods, what would you grab?
There are a number of options that are calorie-packed and shelf-stable. But I wanted to round up a food products that will keep for years, resist freezing, be ready to eat, and reside in containers that are bug and rodent proof. After a lot of taste testing (and no shortage of indigestion), here are six foods that I wouldn’t mind eating again, emergency or not. [ Read Full Post ]
Perhaps it is the way that this survival kit hangs from your backpack, ready to be grabbed at a moment’s notice. Or maybe it’s its size and shape. Either way, the Rocky S2V Survival Grenade is a novel approach to survival kits. It’s not just another sardine can full of matches and fish hooks. [ Read Full Post ]
A few days ago I received a short email from a teenager who has done some survival training with me. The message was quick and simple, but the answer is another matter.
He wrote: “What's it like to teach a survival school, or, better yet, own one? I want to someday either teach at one or own one and teach. Does it pay good? Or, rather, is it enough to live off of? Stressfull or not? easy or difficult?” [ Read Full Post ]
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: [ Read Full Post ]
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