July 2011 Archive of Site Activity
July 30, 2011 - "Safety and Situational Awareness" By D. Sturgeon. Safety and situational awareness are one two of the most important elements of any outdoor activity. I'm sure we've all heard the horror stories of what can happen if they aren't given enough consideration. Yet despite those warnings uneducated people still keep falling into the same situations. Even now, after the popular "Survival Guy's" and "Safety Expert" documentaries have appeared on countless travel and educational channels, we still go out unprepared. Now I don't at all claim to be any kind of expert in how to keep yourself safe... I've had my share of injuries. Click here
July 27, 2011 - "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly" The time has come when we need to stick together and let each other know when we encounter a good business, a bad one or an ugly company. Perhaps in this way we can influence the various businesses to become more customer friendly. If you have any that you would like to contribute to this file feel free to draft up a release and send it to me. I started us out with one today. Click the link on the menu to the left or click here
A prepper friend recently past away from a heart condition. Mr. Clifford Sifton also known as Cavecliff died on July 23rd. I meet Cliff at a Philadelphia Meet-up and I could tell immediately that he was a valued friend in arms. Earlier this year, I was scheduled to work with Cliff in his Survive and Thrive Virtual Lab but due to other commitment I was forced to back-out of the project.
Cliff displayed a willingness to help anyone in the group in any manner what-so-ever. He was a valuable contributor to the Philadelphia Survive and Thrive group and was always eager to answer any sort of survival questions at each and every meeting.
Cliff will be greatly missed within the prepper community as a contributor but more so as a friend. Rest in Peace Cliff.
July 26, 2011 - "A Survival Knife For Vehicles" Pablo Edronkin. All sorts of problems and even survival situations could unfold while you are travelling inside a car, a boat or an aircraft; a good survival knife could become then your best companion, but it must be of adequate design. Click here
July 25, 2011 - "Beat The Heat - Summer Safety Tips" As summer approaches and we brace for those hot summer days, remember that when temperatures rise above 90 degrees, everyone is at risk. Heat exhaustion, dehydration, heat stroke and heat cramps can result if proper steps aren't taken to deal with the heat. Here are some basic summer safety tips from the Red Cross: Click here
July 24, 2011 - "Six Tips to Save Enough Money to Buy Your House for CASH" Last night on my first podcast, I outlined all the tricks I used to save money enough to buy my house for cash. Here is a recap, and it works! All you need is some self control and a bit of determination. Click here
July 22, 2011 - "Reasons for Readiness" Are you over reacting because you want to be prepared for a crisis or disaster? Some may think so. Why not take the time to examine some valid reasons for thinking ahead and being ready for a crisis. What preparation means and what to avoid. Click here
July 22, 2011 - Sorry I have been so lax in updating the website however my university class has started and naturally it would have the priority on my time. I will try to do better in the future and if nothing else it will be updated every other day.
July 16, 2011 - "Why Buy Dried and Dehydrated Food?" There are many valid reasons for purchasing bulk dried or dehydrated food. These foods are quite common—foods we typically buy often, such as noodles, macaroni, spaghetti, rice, beans, pancakes, potatoes, bread mixes, muffins and many, many more varieties. The same foods you buy in the supermarkets can be purchased in bulk making them less expensive and packaged for long shelf life for freshness. Click here
July 13, 2011 - "Dehydrating Zucchini and Making Bread" By Joseph Parish. Here's my recent article which was published online by The Times Journal Newspaper. I was driving down the highway yesterday after a short visit to my son's home when I chanced upon one of the many little roadside stands operated by the hobby gardeners. On display was an assortment of desirable vegetables all of good quality and offered at very reasonable prices. Among the more interesting of the selection which I viewed were the quarts of Zucchini and Yellow Squash. Click Here
July 10, 2011 - "Bug Out Vehicle For Emergency Evacuation" By Viola Bontrager. Many families are preparing a bug out vehicle in the event of emergency evacuation. What that looks like will vary in each case, but there are a few things that every survivalist will have in common when equipping a bug out vehicle for departure. Click here
July 9, 2011 - "Hunting Survival" By W.A. Hughes. It was nine-thirty in the morning on a raw blustery day in the high country mantle of grey-black clouds hung at tree-top level. The blue-green branches of the conifers were covered with powdery white snow that sifted down on the three inches of powder covering the ground. Click here
July 5, 2011 - "What should you do if lost or stranded" Do you know the difference between "lost" and "stranded?" Lost is not knowing where you are nor which way you should go. Stranded is [usually] knowing where you are but no one else seems to know where you are. Now according to most survival books, websites and search & rescue (SAR) teams... Click here
Happy 4th of July
July 3, 2011 - "Survival Seeds: And man’s dependence on Technology" When Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Arnie got together in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the movie brought an interesting fact about how mankind’s vulnerability lay deep in their greatest strength: technology. Our dependence on technology is growing day-by-day, and it’s getting to be a bit too much, honestly. No one uses a normal cell phone anymore but they have the need for a smart phone that does anything but wash your butt. (And I’m sure they come up with something like that!) Click here