My Spring Chickens: Why I’m Raising Backyard Chickens

As a young boy we had chickens for many years. They even came encased in little plastic Easter eggs! The chicks were actually hatched at my Grandparent’s farm from his ample stock of chickens – then stuffed inside plastic novelty eggs. Not only did my grandparents have dozens of chickens, but for a long time […]

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When and How to use a Tourniquet

Injury is not something anyone likes to deal with. However, they happen and you need to know how to save the life of a loved one. Extremity bleeding can quickly cause shock and death. When pressure bandages and pressure points fail to control bleeding, another option is available. The Tourniquet In last year’s article by […]

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How Will You Die When SHTF?

Death in and of itself is a scary proposition. As humans have struggled to understand death they’ve created stories, religions, gods, and underworlds to explain the unknown. Every civilization has both worshipped and feared death. But no matter what happens in the afterlife, one thing is irrefutable … death is inevitable. And if – or […]

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Africanized Killer Bee Swarm Attacks Granny

How is Granny Doing? From the most recent reports it appears this 71-year-old woman is expected to recover. When the firefighters arrived on scene they reported that it looked like she was wearing a bee suit. This resulted in over 1,000 individual bee stings. The colony of approximately 75,000 “killer bees” had made their home […]

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An Empty Bladder Aids in Cold-Weather Survival

Something recently caught my attention online – a debate between survivalist on the issue of emptying your bladder. The notion that holding warm urine in, and not relieving yourself will aid in keeping you warm is wrong. There are several reasons to make sure you keep yourself relieved in the extreme cold: Energy Conservation Conserving […]

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