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This weekend, I’d like for you to take a little time and put together a mini survival kit. Nothing elaborate nor fancy is required. Just a kit that will satisfy most if not all your basic needs in a survival situation, yet be small enough to fit on your belt or in a purse. To [...]
Author: Jim Cobb
Posted: June 28, 2013, 10:48 pm
Most of us have felt it at least once or twice. We’ve devoted so much time, so many resources, toward planning for what might come someday, we get burned out. We feel overwhelmed by how much we still feel we need to do. It feels like there will never be enough time, enough money, to [...]
Author: Jim Cobb
Posted: June 27, 2013, 9:02 pm
A few weeks ago, Lisa Bedford, The Survival Mom(TM), asked several survival and preparedness bloggers for a short essay detailing how we’d know it is time to bug out, or as she put it, that the “balloon had gone up.” Here is my contribution. One of the most common questions I get, just behind What [...]
Author: Jim Cobb
Posted: June 26, 2013, 11:08 pm
Part of the problem with becoming rather active with prepping and such is you sometimes find yourself butting heads with other people who don’t think like you do. Preppers, particularly those fairly new to the lifestyle, are very passionate about their beliefs. It usually takes a little longer for us seasoned pros to get our [...]
Author: Jim Cobb
Posted: June 25, 2013, 9:02 pm
I know this is going to sound sacrilegious but I am rather on the fence about multi-tools in general. Now wait, before you start chucking rocks at my head, hear me out. As we go along here, please understand that I’m fully aware there are individual exceptions to these points. I’m speaking in general terms [...]
Author: Jim Cobb
Posted: June 24, 2013, 8:36 pm
Pandemics are epidemics that cross national or international boundaries and affect great numbers of people. In other words, a whole lot of people living in a wide area have all been infected with the same disease. This isn’t just a case of the sniffles running rampant through a school district. With many people, the first [...]
Author: Jim Cobb
Posted: June 21, 2013, 6:54 pm
On June 30, 1908, an explosion occurred in Siberia, near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River. This explosion was about 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It is believed to have been either a meteoroid or a comet that exploded about 5 miles from the ground. The explosion leveled pretty much everything [...]
Author: Jim Cobb
Posted: June 20, 2013, 9:13 pm
So, earlier today, I saw a post from someone on Facebook asking if anyone was interested in joining their survival group’s next “training session.” I clicked over to their website, out of curiosity if nothing else. My suspicions were confirmed when I read all about their combat maneuvers and such. All sorts of braggadocio about [...]
Author: Jim Cobb
Posted: June 19, 2013, 11:58 pm
We’ve talked about DIY firestarters before, especially fire straws. This is another project, just slightly more involved, that brings excellent results. Here’s what you’ll need: –Strike anywhere matches –Toilet paper –A couple old candles First, you’ll need to melt the candles. What I’ve found works well is to take an old tin can, empty and [...]
Author: Jim Cobb
Posted: June 18, 2013, 8:21 pm
Whether you’re lost in the woods or out for a night on the town, it is important to plan ahead and anticipate needs before they arise. This, to a large degree, plays into situational awareness. For example, let’s say you went out hiking and somehow lost your way. As you try to puzzle out the [...]
Author: Jim Cobb
Posted: June 17, 2013, 9:16 pm




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