Before currency was even conceived as a means of convenient value exchange, there was barter.
I'm sure all of us at one time or another in our lives have traded something. Basically, we traded something we were willing to give away in exchange for something else we wanted or needed -- and both parties (hopefully) felt better off.
Posted: November 25, 2013, 8:17 pm
With winter fast approaching, those of us who live in the temperate or boreal climates are already starting to feel the cold setting in.
One thing that had always worried me, before I got a wood stove, was the regular blackouts that happen here in the Northeast and not being able to heat my home. Up until the time I got the wood stove though I was able to figure out a method that easily met my needs in an emergency.
Posted: November 23, 2013, 12:12 am
My friend Todd, the editor of the Preparedness Review, has just released the Fall 2013 edition as a free download.
For those of you new to The Preparedness Review, it is published two times a year, in the Fall and Spring. Articles are contributed by authors who write for the online Preparedness Community and it includes some of the best prepper information published during that time.
Posted: November 12, 2013, 7:12 pm
Alright, the winner for the LifeStraw Family 1.0 water filter, chosen by a random number generator is "John" (comment #62).
John, I've sent you an email to get your shipping address.
Posted: November 3, 2013, 5:46 am
A few weeks ago I did a review on the LifeStraw personal water filter.
I found it to be a fantastic addition to my bug-out bag and highly recommend it.
This week I had the chance to test the latest product from the makers of the LifeStraw -- the LifeStraw Family 1.0 filter.
Posted: October 30, 2013, 10:34 pm
Over the last few years there's been a HUGE growth of interest in pretty much anything dealing with Survival and TEOTWAWKI ("the end of the world as we know it").
Nobody can doubt the popularity of TV shows like Revolution, Doomsday Preppers, Dual Survival, Man Vs. Wild, Survivorman and many others. And let's not forget the recent spike in popular movies like The Road, The Book of Eli, and most recently World War Z, and This is the End.
Posted: October 8, 2013, 9:18 pm
One piece of gear that you'll want to seriously consider adding to your bug-out bag is a Kindle eReader.
When I first mention this to my other prepping friends, I typically get laughed at -- after all, relying upon electronics in a survival situation should be avoided, right?
Posted: October 5, 2013, 4:06 pm
We all know how important water is in a survival situation. Without it, you don’t stand to last long. One question I get on this blog from time to time is: “If I were stuck out in the bush how would I go about making a field-expedient or homemade version of a water filter similar to the [...]
Posted: August 30, 2013, 11:14 pm
Hey guys, thanks for all the participation and great comments about the various water-purification methods you use. Using the random number generator, it chose the following commenters (I've personally emailed each winner):
Posted: June 27, 2013, 12:22 pm
Hey guys. I've got another product review for you, plus the chance for three of you to win one of these (more on that at the end of the review)!
Posted: June 25, 2013, 2:27 am