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June 2015

Straw Bale constructionIf you hear 2 total strangers talking about straw bale constructions, it may sound to you like a joke, right? I mean, how can you build something that’s enduring and reliable using bales of straw?

You may have a point if you’re talking about a fallout bunker or a zombie-proof ranch in Texas, but in terms of survival, knowing how to build a shelter for you and your family in a crisis situation using readily available materials may come in handy someday. If you think about it, it can actually save your life.

Charleston shootingOnce again the news is filled with the story of a senseless shooting; this time in a church in Charleston. This one is a bit different than the other shootings that have happened, in that it looks like this one may actually be racially motivated, at least to some extent.

If the reports are correct, a young white man walked into a historic black church and joined them for a Bible study. An hour later, he pulled a gun and started shooting, killing nine people. According to one relative of a victim, the shooter reloaded three times, although I have to wonder how they know that for sure. If their relative died in the attack, who told them that little detail?

jars of honeyThere are few things that I am more proud of in my house than my pantry, and I’m sure many of you feel the same way. After bending over backwards to stockpile the essentials for when SHTF, it’s our pride and joy to see them neatly piled and knowing that if anything happens we won’t starve to death, nor will we rely on the supermarkets to feed ourselves and our families.

DYI bug out medical bagAs preppers have now realized, the emergency med bag and other related supplies are arguably the number one resource after water and food.

Consequently, the market is replete with a variety of emergency medical supplies, kits, and bags for almost any circumstance outside of a major heart transplant in the back of your pick-up truck.