Remote Property Caretaker

Remote property caretaker jobs are more specialized endeavors. In general these jobs can vary in many different ways. In remote locations, the caretaker needs to be more resourceful than in typical urban or rural locations. Property caretakers living in remote locations need to be very prepared and willing to encounter danger, physical, and mental challenges. Living remotely and even off-grid can present very challenging encounters. Situations like dealing with extremely heavy snowfall, high winds, avalanche danger, ensuring adequate supplies, long periods of being alone, and working outside in hazardous and even dangerous conditions can be very challenging. A remote property caretaker living in the mountains might have to ski or snowshoe long distances during very unpredictable and difficult weather conditions. …

Navajo Corn Soup Or a Mistake Worth Eating

It all started when I was shopping online for dehydrated foods in which to stock my survival pantry. I had most of the other vegetables in the food supply all safely packed in the number 10 storage cans but now needed corn. Just as my luck would have it, I chanced upon one of the major companies having a sale on the exact size cans that I was looking for. I purchased 6 of the cans and waited patiently for their arrival. The food shipment finally arrived and as usual I sat down at the kitchen table and read the label carefully. Much to my surprise I found that instead of buying the more familiar sweet whole corn I had …

Aviation History Themes: From the Documentary "To Fly" to Charles Lindbergh

THE SMITHSONIAN DOCUMENTARY “TO FLY:” Perhaps the quest for speed and distance and the conquest of air had not initially been intended to change our self-perspective. But it ultimately achieved this. When the first balloon had risen from the ground in 1783 in France, it not only signaled the dawn of aerial flight, it also provided the foundation of man’s first external perspective of himself-as if he had removed himself from the ground’s gravitational lock and looked back at himself for the first time. Conversely, this act was not without repercussion. The balloon’s gentle brush with the church steeple not only demonstrated the need for greater lateral control, it also became the first time an actual “intruder” from above had …

Curiosity Wins the Game With Fear

Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain, said it succinctly: “Back in the Serengeti, the animals that were relaxed and unconcerned got eaten, and the nervous vigilant ones survived.” Fear for our survival is wired into our DNA! Just ignoring a fear and pushing through it may work fine for brute force labor, but if you are serious about increasing your impact and influence in the world, you’ll want to sift through the fear that shows up around being more exposed to find the wisdom buried within. Clients often wonder, how do I know when to listen to a fear about getting “bigger” and when to ignore it? Sometimes fear shows you where to pay attention and what to avoid. Fearlessness …

Emergency Preparedness Pop Quiz

Ever wonder why your teachers told you not to cram for a test? Do you remember anything from that British Literature class you took way back in high school? I didn’t think so. It’s the same with emergency preparedness. Truly being ready for an emergency takes hard work, including studying, using all your senses. We hope this emergency preparedness “Pop Quiz” helps you improve your survival knowledge; as you think about the answers don’t just answer the questions, talk about them with your friends and family. The more connections you make the more you will be able to retain the information you have learned. If you are just beginning your emergency preparedness this is a good place to start, for …

Edward Hughes And The Difficulties Of A Bridegroom

Who is Edward you may ask? A Yorkshire boy. A poet, an imaginative writer. Sylvia's Plath's husband. My Edward comes to me in this world of all places that is meant for dead poets, and animals. It is a world that is meant for humanity, and magical thought-foxes, otherworldly wrens and owls who before the North American genocide of the Native Americans, granted tribes shamanic wisdom, took their place upon a totem pole. It is a world made for ancestors and gold, minerals and modern society, a blue eye and the blues, justice and jazz, nature's code, leaves anchored and not anchored to trees, to blades of grass, the wind's song (a journey to the past, future living, soul retrieval, …

Tell Me About Sparta

Sparta holds a unique fascination for Western culture, we live by the ideals of Athens but we aspire to the austerity and discipline of Sparta. One of the most enduring symbols of heroism is the final stand of the three hundred Spartans at Thermopylae against the million Persians of Xerxes. Their habits and way of life have become legendary, the method of transforming their men into killing machines has being admired and lauded by many societies. Safely tucked away in the passages of time, Sparta is often extolled as the model for utmost physical conditioning of man. It is often repeated that when a Spartan boy was born he was left out on the hills at night, if he survived …

The Advantages Of Emergency MRE Meals Compared To Canned Good Products

Many people pick canned good products as their first choice when choosing food for emergency purposes because it is readily available in the market. Many of them do not know the advantages of picking emergency MREs (meals ready to eat) over canned goods because they may have not encountered this type of meal. This article will enlighten the readers about the benefit that MRE meals give to the buyers. Preparing for emergency is important especially if you think that your community is prone to disasters because of different reasons such as you live near the ocean where tsunami might occur or you always experience flooding even though typhoons are not strong. If this is the case then you need to …

Create Your Own Personal Vision Statement

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. A goal is what specifically you intend to make happen. Dreams and goals should be just out of your present reach but not out of sight. Dreams and goals are coming attractions in your life.” Joseph Campbell What is your vision of the future? Having a vision for your life means seeing where you could be, not where you are right now. Do you know what you want, and where you are going? A personal vision statement is a great tool that allows you to look into the future and define what you see there. Close your eyes and imagine you are seeing yourself in the future. Picture …

Brief History of Education in Nigeria

Long before the Europeans arrived, education had been part of Nigerians. The Children were taught about their culture, social activities, survival skills and work. Most of these education processes were impacted into the children informally; a few of these societies gave a more formal teaching of the society and culture. In these Societies, there are formal instructions that governed the rites of passage from youth into adulthood. The youth is expected to have attained the necessary social and survival skills as well as having a grounded knowledge in the culture. These are the foundations of education in Nigeria, and upon them were the western education implemented upon. European Education was introduced into Nigeria in the 1840s. It began in Lagos, …