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Altai MF Tactical Boot Review

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 16:33 Written by
Published in Reviews

I had the opportunity to test a pair of Altai’s MF Tactical boots for the weekend and want to share my experience. There are dozens of reviews on these boots online, so I'll try and keep it short and to the point, and explain why these boots would be good for preppers.

Don't Panic - A Survivor's Story

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 01:00 Written by
Published in Mental Preparedness

You wake up with a blinding headache and blood running down the side of your face. Where are you and what happened? Or, you just shot a beautiful 10-point Buck during an out of town hunting trip, and you suddenly look up to see darkness is already falling and you are alone. Or, maybe your canoe overturns crossing some rapids, and you struggle to make your way towards shore while all your gear floats away.

Garden Super Friends - Borage

Saturday, 17 May 2014 02:00 Written by
Published in Food

Today I’d like to take a look at a big, crazy garden beauty. As with many others, it tends to follow the ROT “grows together, goes together” and the “goes together, grows together” spin-off sometimes applied to inter-cropping, and tastes fabulous with many of the plants it can benefit most. In this case, there’s both the flower and leaf to consider, and although it would overgrow and out-compete some things that it pairs well with in the kitchen, it has many dandy uses in the yard.

Garden Super Friends - Radish

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 01:00 Written by
Published in Food

Today I want to reintroduce you to a humble spring and fall fast crop, one that just doesn't get the widespread attention other companion plants enjoy. It is another that follows the ROT “grows together, goes together” and the “goes together, grows together” spin-off sometimes applied to companion plants, but its uses spread beyond same-dish, same-harvest-time ease of access.

Building a Bug Out Hub for a Large Group

Sunday, 11 May 2014 03:34 Written by
Published in Getting Started

While individuals and small families can get by with a relatively small place, larger groups (like friends and extended families) will need something much bigger, but it can be challenging to build a hub that is spacious and safe enough for a large group of people. So how does that change your preparations and what should you know about accommodating so many survivors? The following tips and ideas can help you get started.

Secondary Wound Closure

Sunday, 11 May 2014 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical

Some wounds are left open to heal, instead of being closed by sutures, staples, or strips. This process is called Secondary Wound Closure; also known as secondary intention and spontaneous healing. In fact, secondary wound closure is the natural process for how our body deals with healing wounds. During secondary wound closure, the body gradually closes and heals on its own, through wound contraction by myofibroblasts. Without getting too far into the “medical weeds”, think of myofibroblasts as the things that conduct tissue repair through regeneration. During secondary closure, the wound heals by layers and ultimately closes itself by rebuilding tissue. 

Garden Super Friends - Buckwheat

Thursday, 08 May 2014 02:00 Written by
Published in Food

Companion planting is something that was originally passed down from grandparents. Science has proven out some, such as Three Sisters and density-planting marigolds with or ahead of cabbages to decrease destructive nematodes. Science has disproved others along the way. In large part, science ignores the practice of guild planting, in particular, because of difficulties with harvest efficiency. However, there are plants and methods of integrating them that can improve harvests without undue inefficiency, whether using mechanized methods or hand harvesting techniques.

Primary Wound Closure

Monday, 05 May 2014 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical

Primary closure involves using sutures, staples, or strips to close a wound and is an important aspect of wound management. But, before we get to that point, you must first understand the different types of wounds.

Wound Closure Kits

Saturday, 03 May 2014 00:00 Written by
Published in Medical

If you want to properly close wounds, then you will need the appropriate medical supplies. Of course, you can use anything that you can get your hands on, but the goal of medical preparedness is to ensure you have the correct supplies for the task. First, you need to choose if you will build kits or keep your supplies in their original packaging, or a combination of both. If you have a mobile or outdoors mentality, we recommend building kits instead of having bulk supplies. If your goal is to set up a home clinic, then leave your bulk supplies in their original packaging; packaging materials for kits cost additional money. Additionally, there are different types of wound closure kits, from small kits to get the job done to large kits just like the emergency room may use.

Normal Saline Solution

Thursday, 01 May 2014 22:47 Written by
Published in Medical

Saline solution has many medical uses, and can be used as a sterile rinse and disinfectant. Saline solution can be purchased commercially, which is the recommended method if you are conducting IV therapy and wound management. However, you can make your own saline solution for basic first aid procedures, using common household items.

Prepper Pups: Your Dog is Your Best Friend in SHTF Scenarios

Monday, 24 February 2014 13:08 Written by
Published in Survival

There is great debate among preppers as to whether the family dog should be included in evacuation scenarios. Those who do decide to take their four-legged friends must incorporate them into their overall survival plan. A dog can serve as a Swiss army knife of sorts, if properly trained for the situation. Failure to prepare will not only put your dog at risk, but your entire family as well.

Zombies Could Never Catch You On A Dirt Bike

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 15:29 Written by
Published in Survival

In the face of disaster, nuclear war, and the impending collapse of Western civilization, mankind will always be able to rely on two particular things when it starts to hit the fan: their trusty canine friends, and dirt bikes. When disaster strikes, you likely won't be traveling the 13,000 miles that the average American logs per year. But transportation can be the dividing line between supplies and communications in the event that grids and networks shut down, making it crucial for survivalists to look for a solution. Why is a dirt bike the best choice for survivalists?


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