Long Range Recon Patrols and Operations Centers For Survival Groups

Survival groups who may bug out to their survival retreats must give some serious consideration to the security of these retreats for themselves and those who reside there. During times of crisis there will be many tribes and hordes out and wandering the land in search of food, weapons and women. It would do us well as survivalists to take some clues from the Vietnam War. Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols were accomplished by special 4 to 6 men units which went on dangerous operations behind enemy lines. The first LRRP to be activated was the British group of Long Range Desert Forces. In the late 60s the American Army Special Forces trained personnel for the specific purpose of tracking down …

Storing Emergency Supplies In Your Home

Better In Than Out The #1 thing that will hurt your food storage is heat. High temperatures will dramatically shorten the usable life of food you have put back. The best place to store food is in a climate controlled area with relatively low temps and no light. A basement comes to mind, but most people do not have this luxury. Look for places in your home where the temperature stays well below 80 degrees, and even below 70 degrees if possible. Let’s look at some good places for storing supplies within your home: Look High My lovely bride is rather short by comparison to me. Therefore, she cannot reach the higher shelves anywhere in the house. We take full …

Outdoor Furniture

When designing your outdoor patio, deck, or sunroom a necessary accommodation is the purchase of outdoor furniture to complete the ensemble. So that each homeowner can find the ideal style and color suitable for their home, an array of outdoor furnishings are available to choose from. You can customize your furnishings or purchase pre-made designs depending on your particular liking. Take the time to view all sorts of outdoor furniture and you will be sure to find a setup that compliments your home in all the right ways. Outdoor chairs, couches, and benches are a great feature to add to your home to increase the areas available for seating. A lot of people fancy outdoor seating because it can serve …

5 Tips to Remodel Your Home for Indoor-Outdoor Flow

The inside and outside of the home are spaces that are traditionally decorated to feel physically and mentally isolated from each other. Thankfully this narrow point-of-view is falling out of fashion and new home remodeling trends are emerging. Instead, homeowners are embracing an “indoor-outdoor flow” approach to exterior design and remodeling. This philosophy brings living room outside, and the backyard into the dining area. Want your home to feel larger and more inviting? Use these five tips to make this home remodeling trend work for you! Add A Deck Or Patio One of the easiest ways to remodel your home to reflect an indoor-outdoor flow is by adding a deck or patio. You might prefer a deck if you live …

71 Must Know Tips on Travelling Safely

Before you leave 1. Check up to 6 months ahead what vaccinations you may need. 2. Photocopy passport and, if possible, save a copy onto your email account. 3. Take recent photographs of your children with you so it will be easier to identify them should you become separated. 4. Get phone number and address for your country’s embassy at your destination. 5. Give someone at home contact details for you. 6. Get a comprehensive travel insurance policy. If you have any existing conditions, check these are not excluded. Some travel insurance policies exclude acts of terrorism, make sure yours doesn’t! 7. Do not buy insurance directly from your agent or airline. These are often overpriced and by shopping around …

Healing Mother Earth – What Women Can Do

Going green is the new mantra as humanity grapples with the most serious challenge to its continued existence. What can we, as women, do to save our environment? In primitive times, women were the first environmentalists. Observing nature's growth processes, they harnessed this knowledge for agricultural practice. Since survival was precarious, natural resources were carefully husbanded. Waste was not an option. Now more than ever, it's time to hark back to those women of old, feel their respect and love for the earth and translate that feeling into action. Catch 'em young Small children are the most receptive to ideas – teach them early to think green: Get your toddler to turn off the tap while brushing his teeth and …

Budget for Luxury

Many people dread going on a budget because they feel like they will have to give up so much in order to save money. They equate living on a budget to living in poverty. What many people don’t understand is that there are ways to live on a budget and still have fun. Don’t lose everything Instead of cutting all the luxury out of your budget, keep a few things that are necessary to survival. So you might have to start bringing your coffee to work every day instead of getting Starbucks every day, you can still go for your weekly trip to the ice cream parlor. Budgeting can’t be instantaneous; it is something that takes time. Give up a …

Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor furniture is specially made and tested to withstand the weather. Some people feel that the outside of their home is just as important as the interior, and needs to be perfectly designed for comfort and style. Most people like to keep their gardens perfectly pruned, lawns well mowed and their outdoors furniture placed in cozy nooks and corners. They spend many hours outdoors watching their plants and trees grow, breathing in fresh air and, perhaps, reading in the shade. Outdoor furniture adds beauty to a yard in any home, as well as provides relaxing hours for a family. Porch swings, picnic tables, garden benches, porch gilders, patio chairs, chaise lounges and rocking chairs are just a few items that …

7 Instant Survival Shelters: From Home Wrap To Garbage Bags

With instant tents or tarps, some people get bogged down in useless details. They get sucked into edge seaming, waterproofing and other details. But they are missing a special ingredient in these shelters. They are missing the “instant-ness”. Its kind of like instant coffee. But it’s a tent. After reading this article, you’ll be able to prepare your own instant survival shelter from these simple ideas. SHELTER #1 – 2 SECOND TENTS Its a legitimate tent with fiberglass rods, UV protective coating, but it goes up quickly. One of the best ones is the Quechua’s 2 second tent. You just throw this tent and it sets itself up. Yeah, its crazy. The downside? It collapses into a ring form. That …

The Canny Traveler's Guide to Saving Money and Traveling Green

Part of the joy of traveling is being free of our normal routines and habits that we keep at home. But some of those "at home" practices are good for the world and we want to maintain them on the road. This article provides the opportunity to see how we can reduce, reuse and recycle our way around the world, saving money, traveling green, and being a responsible tourist. Water bottles, plastic bags and extra clothes are the biggest culprits in the backpacking world and we are going to tackle these three items here. Reduce Plastic Water Bottle Waste My Nalgene bottle is my best friend both at home and on the road. Coupled with a water purifying "magic wand", …