Post-Disaster Prepping Lessons from Hurricane Harvey
01 Sep 2017

Post-Disaster Prepping Lessons From Hurricane Harvey

The news reports we are hearing of the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking. Tens of thousands of people in coastal areas in Texas have been evacuated from their flooded neighborhoods, if they could get out at all. On NPR a woman spoke of having to wade out of her

Emergency Prepping for Seniors
25 Aug 2017

Prepping for Emergencies as a Senior

Right now, I’m in pretty decent shape. I don’t take any prescription meds. I only wear glasses for reading. I don’t have any chronic health issues and other than tendinitis in my shoulder I don’t have any aches and pains. But here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re under increased risk

Camping and Cold? Not Again. Sleep Your Warmest With These Tips
11 Aug 2017

Camping and Cold? Not Again. Sleep Your Warmest With These Tips

All of us at some point have underestimated how cold it would be when we were camping or out in the backcountry. Maybe an unexpected storm arose and you just didn’t have enough clothes. One time when my in-laws were visiting we all camped out on the Oregon coast. This

17 Jul 2017

Can You Predict The Weather? Take the Quiz!

We all look up at the sky every day. But how many of us know what the clouds can tell us about weather? If you’re out on a hike or happen to be stranded somewhere, what is going on above you can help you predict what your next moves should

petroleum jelly fire starter cotton pad
07 Jul 2017

Are Petroleum Soaked Cotton Balls the Ultimate Fire Starter?

To make a really good fire starter you only need a little bit of time and two ingredients…petroleum jelly and cotton balls. Well, we tried the method three different ways to test out how well it actually worked. We used cotton balls, which are the standard advice told to people

Snefel Biop nano robot for the blood stream
30 Jun 2017

Nanobots to Patrol Your Blood Stream?

Last week we wrote about a new concept for the Muadib, a “cruise ship” that’s made to cruise on top of desert sands. Today we have another one of Imaginactive’s newly announced concepts. I think this one might give some of you the shudders. It’s called the Snefel. It’s a

Muadib desert cruise ship
23 Jun 2017

Cruise the Desert on the Muadib

New ideas were recently announced from Imaginactive, a company who creates prototypes of products that should exist but don’t. The other one of their products we wrote about was the Paradoxal, a concept for a commercial supersonic/hypersonic passenger aircraft that can fly Mach 3 in a suborbital trajectory. Now they’ve

Improvised above the knee tourniquet on soldier in camouflage gear
16 Jun 2017

12-Year-Old Girl Saves Friend’s Life With Hunger Games First Aid Move

Good for this girl! I read on MSN News that a 12-year-old girl from Massachusetts used a tourniquet method she read about in the Hunger Games books. The girl, Megan Gething, and a friend, Mackenzie George, also 12, were playing near their home when Mackenzie slipped and gashed her leg

woman,waiting a bus and tornado (photo and hand-drawing elements compilation)
09 Jun 2017

Make a Bug-Out List So Nothing Gets Forgotten

I grew up in Florida, where we were all told to prepare for hurricane season. June through September, and sometimes but rarely in May, people in the Gulf Coast and Atlantic States are at risk from hurricanes. My family were not anywhere near “preppers” and we never talked about emergency

26 May 2017

Doomsday Global Seed Vault Could Be in Danger

All serious preppers and even people who aren’t preppers at all have heard of the Global Seed Vault. This is an underground vault located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, which is the westernmost part of the Norwegian archipelago. It borders the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea and the Greenland