NAT Geo just made all USGS maps easily printable from Home

I posted about free downloadable USGS maps of the United States last year here: USGS Topo Maps for Free.  The official USGS site is great for finding accurate small-scale (1:24,000) topo maps of whatever part of the US you would like to have.  The problem with the site, or at least the maps you can get … Read more

USGS Topo Maps for Free

Did you know you can get USGS Topographic Maps for free?  I didn’t either until I started screwing around on the web looking for maps.  The place to go is the USGS Map Locator & Downloader.  From that page you can find the map you want and download it to your computer or device for … Read more

Johnny Cake # 2

Here is the report on Johnny Cake. First off, let me describe the Johnny Cakes that comes out after cooking. Mine came out as lumps abut 1 ½ inches around. Much like Hardtack, after you let it dry and cool completely it actually crumbles into chunks with a little effort. Johhny cakes are 95% corn … Read more

Hardtack -How to Prepare It # 1

How to prepare hardtack and a taste test coming soon. I am eating it for lunch right now and putting the video together. I hope to have the video edited and uploaded by this afternoon but it will go up by tomorrow at the latest. It depends on how much my video editing software fights … Read more

The Mundane of Everyday Survival-The Sewing Kit

In line with my contention that most prepping sites spend an awful lot of time talking about politics and/or weapons here is an attempt on my part to change that. Just about every BOB/GOTH list out there has a sewing kit on it. What they don’t really talk about are minimum content requirements. At a … Read more

Excellent Food Planning Link

Ran across this excellent resource today run by the USDA – the National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. This database has over 8,000 different foods in it and contains detailed information on all of them to include calorie counts and nutritional content such as vitamins, proteins, and fats. This could be an invaluable reference when … Read more