Category Archives: Skills and Practice

A discussion of skills for survival

Getting Home – The Emergency Car Kit

As I mentioned last time, this week we’re looking at car kits, but I diverge a little from the Family Survival Planning guide here. They start out well enough, giving their reasoning for having kits in your car, being basically … Continue reading

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A Rising Proposition

In lieu of mulling further on the current political situation–which is, by any measure, an absolute mess of a joke–I decided that this week, I’d revisit a topic from ‘way back: bread.  Staff of life.  You know, the tasty stuff … Continue reading

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The Other “L” Word

No, not that one.  Or that one, either.  The word I have in mind is “Lists.” Lists will first chain you, and hold you down.  But then, eventually, the lists will set you free. The homestead is in a curious … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Thoughts

An odd jumble of random thoughts and notes from the homestead: Some days, it’s hard to be a civilized, adult human being.  Most of us manage it fairly well; a surprising number of us–not so much. If ever there was … Continue reading

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Not Going to Talk About It.

I had thought about talking politics this week.  Then Sunday happened in Orlando.  I’m not going to talk much about that–far too much ink, far too many electrons have already been spent on it.  I’ll say that I could have … Continue reading

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A Little Light

Reading, that is.  I recently picked up the book 52 Prepper Projects: A Project a Week to Help You Prepare for the Unpredictable, by David Nash.  I’m not exactly reading it cover-to-cover, but glancing at it from time to time, … Continue reading

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Keeping Cool

No, I’m not talking about the weather–even though this chunk of the Eastern Seaboard has been running about twenty degrees below average, not to mention the rain.  Nor am I talking about politics, however easy it is to get all … Continue reading

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