Survival: 5 Foods That Last Practically Forever

Survival: 5 Foods That Last Practically Forever

Not that long ago, it was common practice for homemakers to spend the bountiful months of harvest preparing for the winter months ahead: curing meats, canning vegetables from the garden, drying herbs, and storing up food for the lean times. Today we all simply drive...
Survival: The Hike I Lived to Tell About

Survival: The Hike I Lived to Tell About

“You can do it,” my husband said for the 100th time. I wanted to believe him. We were hiking up (straight up, it seemed) from the Yosemite National Park valley nestled at 4,000 feet, to the back of Half Dome at 8,000 feet. And I had taken on symptoms of asthma and...
Life Hack: Emergency Candle from a Crayon

Life Hack: Emergency Candle from a Crayon

I have limited space for storage. So, the fact I love to Hack (MacGyver) everyday household items into something new, for a different purpose, works well for resisting the need (want) for lots of fancy equipment. I love the challenge of coming up with creative...
Survival–It’s not Always about The Wilderness

Survival–It’s not Always about The Wilderness

“A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct…”  –from “Manual of Maud’Dib” by Princess Irulan…the book of DUNE. It’s been over twenty years ago since I first became fascinated with wilderness survival. I think it’s only...