10 Best Places to Hide Your Guns in Plain Sight

A gun safe is a great place to hide your guns from burglars… At least, that’s what the safe manufacturers tell us. Another school of thought holds that gun safes are a great way to keep all of your guns in one convenient place for burglars to find them. One thing is sure, safes are practical in terms of keeping your gun out of the hands of children and unauthorized users, but there are many downfalls to taking this approach. After all, burglars aren’t our only concern when it comes to hiding firearms. Not to mention, you can hardly call a […]

Are You Evacuation Ready?

For residents in the heartland and the Southeast, there’s no more dangerous time of year than storm season. From Texas to Michigan, this tornado season has proven to be one for the record books. And with the hurricane season expected to produce a heightened level of named storms, it’s absolutely critical that you review your emergency evacuation plans… And if you don’t have any — make them. You can’t afford to put this off. If you and your loved ones are “evacuation ready” — i.e. ready to evacuate and move to a safe zone at a moment’s notice — then […]

10 Best Places to Hide Your Guns in Plain Sight

A gun safe is a great place to hide your guns from burglars… At least, that’s what the safe manufacturers tell us. Another school of thought holds that gun safes are a great way to keep all of your guns in one convenient place for burglars to find them. One thing is sure, safes are practical in terms of keeping your gun out of the hands of children and unauthorized users, but there are many downfalls to taking this approach. After all, burglars aren’t our only concern when it comes to hiding firearms. Not to mention, you can hardly call a […]

Are You Evacuation Ready?

For residents in the heartland and the Southeast, there’s no more dangerous time of year than storm season. From Texas to Michigan, this tornado season has proven to be one for the record books. And with the hurricane season expected to produce a heightened level of named storms, it’s absolutely critical that you review your emergency evacuation plans… And if you don’t have any — make them. You can’t afford to put this off. If you and your loved ones are “evacuation ready” — i.e. ready to evacuate and move to a safe zone at a moment’s notice — then […]

How to Build a Cinder Block Grill

As summer approaches, BBQ grills across the country ignite. Outdoor cooking is a great family activity because it not only gets you outdoors and in the elements, but it’s also a great time to teach children basic fire-building and cooking skills. Not to mention, it’s an opportunity to play with fire, eat steak, and enjoy the beautiful weather. If you’re like me, however, you like to incorporate DIY and survival skills into almost everything… even grilling. One way to do this is to build your own grill. Many of us take cooking for granted, because it has been so incredibly […]

EU Moves to Ban Heirloom Seeds

As genetically modified crops continue to take over the world’s food supply, politicians are looking into ways to give companies like Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences every advantage (that’s what those lobbyists get paid for). The state of European agriculture has got so Orwellian that some politicians in the EU now consider non-GMO seeds a threat to stability. In fact, they’ve adopted measures to ban all seeds that haven’t been “tested, approved and accepted.” Well, who has the incentive to undergo a rigorous testing and regulatory process? Mother nature? I don’t think she has the financing or the legal team… But you […]

Brewing Beer: A High-Demand Barter Craft

I think it’s safe to say that most of us don’t have beer on our survival checklist (It’s not on my list of 20 survival essentials). And while it’s true that securing items like water, food, and shelter should be prioritized above enjoying a cold beer in a survival situation… mastering the art of fermentation sure would be a handy skill to have when the SHTF. You see, alcohol is a constant throughout history. At this moment, beer is ranked as the third most consumed beverage on earth, coming in just behind tea and water. Suffice to say, beer would be […]