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 […]

Future Security Threats

December 9, 2015

in Manage Risk

In the past, most of our security threats have been physical and kinetic in nature. The classical example would be a home invasion by a gang of armed thugs. Remedy examples include perimeter defense and/or alarms, strengthening entry portals (doors and windows), and developing options for defense inside the perimeter (most likely with some form […]

Emergency Radio FRS/GMRS/MURS

November 20, 2015

in Tools

Radio bands that don’t require licensing are available in the FRS/GMRS/MURS frequency ranges. Inexpensive handheld “walkie-talkie” transceivers are available for these radio bands and many 2-meter shortwave handhelds are also usable in these ranges. Some of the GMRS bands require licensing and the use of call signs and all of these bands have power restrictions […]

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 fifth and last of a series of five articles on […]

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 fourth part of a series of five articles on Food. […]

Seeking Serendipity

October 28, 2015

in Positive Events

The word, “serendipity” describes unexpected fortunate discovery. Good luck, positive surprises, and accidental breakthroughs fit into this category. These all describe things that we did not directly anticipate and were not working to achieve. Part of good luck is simply staying alert and being able to maximize the effects of positive results. Staying alert means […]