Hydroponics is a way of growing plants without dirt. The plants are supplied their needed nutrients through a flow of either water alone or water and some form of growing medium, such as rocks or vermiculite. Aquaponics builds upon this idea and adds fish into a closed loop growing environment. Food for the fish is […]

Growing Food Without Water

August 10, 2016

in Food

When we plant vegetables in a small home garden, we often take for granted that there will be an unlimited supply of water available and we can water the plants whenever they need it. In many emergency scenarios, the public water supply will not be available. There are two obvious remedies for this: Plant drought […]

Learning about EMP is mostly important because it offers an opportunity to create a comprehensive emergency plan for a catastrophic event that covers all aspects of survival. IS AN EMP ATTACK PLAUSIBLE? Answer 1 – while a normal nuclear attack is not likely because the retaliation has the potential to completely destroy the attacking nation, […]

JUMPSTART is a survival methodology that includes consideration of others around us who are either not aware of the need to prepare for emergencies or have made a decision to lower the priority of that need. For an introduction see: JUMPSTART: Overview This is the third part of a series of five articles on Energy. […]

Mitigation of Risk

March 20, 2016

in Manage Risk

Risk mitigation is the process of reducing our exposure to risk and it is a significant part of risk management. The core elements of risk management include: risk assessment, risk response, and risk monitoring. Mitigation is part of the response component. Risk response can take several forms: Accept – risk can be simply accepted with […]

Foraging – Dandelions

February 27, 2016

in Food

At first glance, dandelions don’t seem like a good foraging food source, because it takes a lot of them to accumulate few calories. But when we consider how abundant they are, how easy they are to collect and how useful they can be, the picture changes. Dandelions contain potassium, iron, copper, zinc and vitamins C, […]

JUMPSTART is a survival methodology that includes consideration of others around us who are either not aware of the need to prepare for emergencies or have made a decision to lower the priority of that need. For an introduction see: JUMPSTART: Overview This is the second part of a series of five articles on Energy. […]

JUMPSTART is a survival methodology that includes consideration of others around us who are either not aware of the need to prepare for emergencies or have made a decision to lower the priority of that need. For an introduction see: JUMPSTART: Overview This is the first part of a series of five articles on Energy. […]

INTRO The normal food supply chain is either greatly diminished, requiring rationing or is completely eliminated. This can be caused by disruption to agricultural production, or an interruption to the distribution process or spoilage or destruction of stored goods. Most urban and suburban areas rely primarily on grocery stores and their distribution channels for food […]

Stopping terror attacks by coordinated groups with specific plans requires defenses by coordinated groups, mostly focusing on infiltrating the groups and intercepting their communications to discover their plans. Once the plans are uncovered, a variety of law enforcement resources can be used to thwart them. But the effectiveness of these counter terror tactics is forcing […]