Archive for August, 2013

5 Steps You Need To Take When Your Refrigerator Goes Out

One of the things you must consider during an urban survival situation is your refrigerator.  No, you don’t need to save it, but you want to get as much use out of the food in your fridge in the event of a major crisis. In fact, these tips don’t have to be reserved for some […]

Mini Urban Survival Kit

Many of us have regular day jobs and go into the city every day to get to work. For those who work in an office setting there is no way to bring a BOB. If you drive to work you can leave your BOB in the car. For those who take public transit to work […]

Edible Wild Plants: Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis)

Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis) is a member of the honeysuckle family that grows up to thirteen feet high, with smooth, gray bark. Corky bumps cover the slender branches, and there is a spongy, white pith inside the twigs and branches. The opposite, feather-compound leaves may be over three feet long. The leaf is divided into 5-11 […]

Maps You Should Have In Your Survival Gear

One of the most overlooked parts of survival gear, whether in your bug out or get home bag, is the physical map. A critical part of survival is knowing your surroundings! You may know your immediate area like the back of your hand but if you need to leave that immediate area due to a […]

Edible Wild Plants: Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago Odora)

Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago Odora) leaves make a great herbal tea, also called a tisane. The leaves, when fresh picked have a delicate anise-like aroma, mixed with a bright green herbal hints as well. the leaves can be brewed into tea, whether fresh leaves, or dried. The fresh leaves make a delicate tea with more of […]

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Edible Wild Plants: Bunchberry (Cornus Canadensis)

The familiar, bright-red clusters of the Bunchberry (Cornus Canadensis) always attract attention and, although the berries of the more southern species, C. Canadensis, are insipid an dry, with a very large stone, the berries of the more norther C. Suecica, which bears its clusters from the axils of the small opposite leaves, are slightly tart […]

How To Make Homemade Ice Packs

Ice packs are used on injuries where swelling has occurred, because the ice packs numb the pain while bringing the swelling down. They are used for 20 minutes at a time. If you don’t have the time to run to the store to purchase an ice pack, you can make one at home. Homemade ice […]

Vacation Preparedness: Traveling With Your Bug Out Bag

The weather is starting to get beautiful and we are itching to take a week off of work and head somewhere with the family on the yearly Vacation! Ah, yes, vacation… that once a year oasis of fun to get our mind off the stress of work, finances, family and just every day life. But […]

Raisins: A Survival Superfood

Raisins were invented (probably by accident) to remain fresh. The fact that they’re dehydrated, along with their sugar content, preserves them without the need for refrigeration. There aren’t many foods that contain a majority of the macronutrients (carbohydrates, fiber, sugar and fats) and the necessary micronutrients (minerals and vitamins) that are necessary for good nutrition. […]