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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: [ Read Full Post ]
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. [ Read Full Post ]
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. [ Read Full Post ]
A 46-year-old woman, Paula Lane of Gardnerville, Nevada, is recovering now from a terrifying week spent stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Tragically, her boyfriend, Roderick Clifton, 44, did not survive their traumatic circumstances.
The couple was reported missing on November 29, after they left Citrus Heights, California, but never made it home to Nevada. The situation is still under investigation, but it seems that the couple decided to travel a back road through the mountains. This remote area has little to no cell phone coverage, and when their Jeep became stuck in a sudden snowstorm, Lane and Clifton became stranded. [ Read Full Post ]
Creating a splint can give an injured person a lot of relief, and prevent further injury. As with most things, though, there are right ways and wrong ways to apply a splint to an injury. Here are five common mistakes to avoid, if you ever have to tie a splint on your buddy or yourself.
Don’t splint the limb too tightly. Splinting should give support and limit movement, but not to the point where it cuts off circulation. The splint should be loose enough for you to fit a finger between it and the limb. [ Read Full Post ]
It’s a pretty sweet deal to win prizes for doing something you love. It’s even better when you get paid to do it. Light My Fire, the creator of outdoor gear like the Swedish FireSteel fire starter, is seeking seven different sets of adventure plans for next year—and they’re giving out prizes and a cash award for the top story.
Adventure plans don’t even have to be “extreme,” expensive, or dangerous to qualify. If you are planning any excursion in the outdoors during 2013, you are welcome to enter the competition. The staff at Light My Fire is looking for all types of outdoor stories. From hiking and biking, to canoe trips and hunts, all are welcome to throw their hat into the ring. The only condition to enter this contest is that your adventure must happen in 2013 in some type of outdoor environment, and you must enter your plans by the deadline. [ Read Full Post ]
Have you ever had that dessert called “worms and dirt”? Generally, it’s some kind of chocolate and gummy worms. But how about the real thing? Something has usually gone wrong if you are thinking about eating actual bugs. But for argument’s sake, let’s suppose you did run out of food and required some protein sustenance. Which bugs would be the safest choices for you to eat? Here are three groups of creatures for the adventurous diner.
There are many different species of worms throughout North America. All are considered safe for human consumption, but they should be purged of the dirt that fills them before you try to eat them. An easy way to clean them out is to place them in a container of damp grass. After a few hours, the critters will be void of the dirt and sand they normally hold. Like all animal foods, worms should be cooked before you eat them. I recommend frying. The good news is that fried worms taste a little like jerky. The bad news, average sized worms provide only about 1 calorie per gram (not counting the fat... [ Read Full Post ]
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