Between commuting to and from work, running errands, and schlepping the kids around to various activities, the average
American spends over 200 hours a year in their cars.
This is more time on the road than we spend in vacation time in a year!
Around 3 years ago here in New England we had a pretty serious winter ice storm that knocked my power out for around a week and in many close-by areas they were without power for 2 weeks.
From that experience I realized I was woefully unprepared for winter.
With the cold season coming to a close I wanted to share one more survival craft that you can do in order to provide some off-grid heat to a small insulated area with just a candle!
For those who are just joining me now (just to give you some background), I had written an article and created a video on how to make a survival heater for your car if you were ever stranded somewhere in the winter and required heat. Being someone who doesn’t like to give survival advice without first [...]
Last night since it was down in the mid-teens, I decided to take the little car stove I made from the How to Make a Survival Stove (Car Heater) article out for a test drive. I wanted to test how long it would take for the car to heat up to a comfortable temperature in below [...]
This post is a follow-up to the The Fantastic Four – 4 Essential Wild Edible Plants that May Just Save Your Life article. In it I demonstrate how to process and eat one of the core four essential survival plants: Pine. When you look at your average pine tree, rarely does one think that it has the [...]
Is your house ready for the winter? Better think again. With the fall equinox coming in a few days (September 22) I know it’s time to prepare my home for the coming winter. For those who aren’t aware of it, an equinox — which only occurs twice per year — is the time of the year when the day and [...]