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

Book Review: Build the Perfect Survival Kit by John D. McCann 2nd Edition

Build the Perfect Survival Kit by John D. McCann is notable not for its kit instructions and lists in the later chapters but rather for its descriptions and assessments of the items that go into said kits in the early chapters of the book. The book itself is 254 pages and the text is divided into … Read more

Home Defense: Good Ideas

Before you can determine the best methods and steps to take to properly defend your home you have to do a good threat assessment.  What will work to stop a burglar will probably not work to stop a determined looter or bandit.  To get an idea of what steps people took to control banditry and … Read more

Home Defense: Points to Ponder

I have been doing a lot of reading and a lot of thinking lately about home defense in a survival scenario. There are couple of things that have struck me as absurd about some of the advice out there for how to prepare your home for defense.  There are some pretty stupid ideas floating around about … Read more