Pearl Harbor: Through the Eyes of a Hero

by Saturday, September 24, 2016

  As part of Disaster Preparedness Month, we’ll be taking a close-up look at some of the most devastating disasters in recent history. The following article is part of our Disaster Preparedness Month series.   The United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the Japanese on the morning of December 7, 1941. The Japanese had planned and executed the ...

How to Raise Honey Bees

by Friday, September 23, 2016

  Raising honeybees can be a fun and rewarding pastime that provides you with all the fresh honey you can eat. Maintaining just one hive can even provide you with a side source of income, but many people are intimidated by the prospect of keeping a few thousand bees in their yard. However, honey bees are surprisingly docile, and modern beekeeping ...

Urban Camouflage: How to Be a Gray Man

by Thursday, September 22, 2016

Do you know what your most important survival skill in an urban crisis is? It’s not how well you shoot, how much you're packing, or how many knots you can tie… Your survival could well depend on exactly how much you look like everyone else. This survival tactic is a form of urban camouflage called “gray man,” and in the middle of an ...

How To Barter With Desperate And Dangerous People

by Wednesday, September 21, 2016

For some people, bartering is both an automatic reflex and a learned skill. People exchange money for goods every day without ever thinking about the true cost or value of the item they’re purchasing. It’s unfortunate that bartering or “haggling” over prices is so often frowned on simply because current etiquette dictates that not paying the stated price of an item ...

Hurricane Katrina: Unity in the Midst of Devastation

by Tuesday, September 20, 2016

  As part of Disaster Preparedness Month, we'll be taking a close-up look at some of the most devastating disasters in recent history. The following article is part of our Disaster Preparedness Month series.   Between the dates of August 23-August 31, 2005 we experienced the wrath of the largest hurricane and the 3rd strongest ever recorded to make landfall in the United ...

The 11 Weirdest Disasters in Human History

by Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Human history has seen its fair share of bizarre (and often unexplained) disasters. Check out this list of the top 11 weirdest disasters the world has ever seen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=jZfYb6sw6Xk Most natural disasters have a logical explanation – but what about those that don't? The world is full of unexplained phenomenons that have left historians stumped. We've compiled a list of the most bizarre disasters to take place in ...

.22 Long Rifle: The Ultimate Survival Weapon?

by Monday, September 19, 2016

There are many different styles of weapons and calibers of ammunition that would be considered a great survival weapon... but there are several different reasons why .22 long rifles could be considered the best survival weapon to choose. From putting food on the table to self-defense, .22 long rifles should be one of the first weapons to choose in a survival ...