Lesson Two: How Make A Shelter

Lesson Two: How Make A Shelter

In part one I discussed different ways to build a fire.  In this lesson, I’ll teach you how to make a shelter in an emergency. Imagine the following scenario:  You take your family out for a day hike at Mount Rushmore.  You’re having a great time. As you’re hiking along, you look up at the sky and notice it looking little dark.  You tell yourself that you will be okay, as you stop for a quick family picnic. Time gets away from you, and your attention is quickly broken from your family and up towards the sky.  You start to clean up and as you stuff everything back into your bag, a big crash of lightning hits in the area and your children start to panic. You tell your family it will be okay, and to just grab what they can and double time it back to the car.  Since you only planned a day trip, you don’t have a shelter in your bag. The storm is starting to intensify, and you realize you need to take cover and find shelter. This is what I call the worst case scenario that can happen and lucky for you, I am here to help by showing you how to build that life-saving shelter.  Shelter is one of the most important things for survival during an off grid situation.  The rule of three 3’s is a good place to start. You can only survive without shelter for three hours, water for three days, and food for three weeks.   Shelter is very important for survival, and depending on the weather conditions it...
Lesson One: Building a Fire

Lesson One: Building a Fire

Could you start a fire without a lighter or matches?  A firestarter kit is a must have for your bug out bag.  Heck, if Survivorman can start a fire in under 30 seconds, surely, we can do it too!  Only, it’s much harder than you might think. If you start striking the flint rod, you may get a lot of bright sparks everywhere but no fire. In the face of an emergency, or off-grid situation, it will be easy to panic, and you may become easily frustrated. I am going to teach you so that with a little practice you’ll be able to start a fire without any help from “man-made” objects, such as a lighter. Fire not only gives you warmth, but it can be used to cook food and boil water for drinking, light to see in the dark, security from animals, and it can give you comfort during a hard time. Three things are needed to start a fire: fuel, heat, and oxygen.   The fuel is what your fire is going to burn. Wood is a great source of fuel and can be collected with ease. Next is heat. An ignition source is needed like flint and steel. Last is oxygen, and that is everywhere, no need to supply that, just make sure your fire can get plenty of airflow to get the flames going. In the video below, I’ll show you three different ways to build a fire. The first is what I call the prepare method. This is where you have made fire starters before there’s an emergency or an off-grid situation. You will need...
Mediaite Tries to “Make a Case For Droning Julian Assange”

Mediaite Tries to “Make a Case For Droning Julian Assange”

Political news outlet, Mediaite, published an article making a case to take out Julian Assange with a drone as a “quick fix” solution. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, and CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, are currently looking for ways to punish Assange for his relation to Wikileaks. John Levine, editor of Mediaite, suggested the Trump administration send a drone attack on Assange. “We can drone Julian Assange.” Levine writes. “In a controlled targeted strike, the United States can blow up the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he currently resides, and put an end to Mr. Assange and Wikileaks.” Levine is not using dark humor, either. He actually attempted to justify his outrageous solution to drone Assange. “Now hear me out; I don’t use the “D-word” lightly. The fact is, Mr. Assange is no ordinary hacker, fleecing little old ladies or snatching R&D from Microsoft. He is a nefarious actor on the world stage. His disclosures have directly aided and abetted America’s international adversaries from Russia to ISIS, and his leaks have unquestionably made Americans and many others less safe around the world. Assange’s actions are not hacking, they are cyberterrorism — and they should be dealt with thusly.” Levine said, “Assange should be given an ultimatum,” and he should be droned if he refuses to surrender to British authorities, within 2 days. He also explained the cost effectiveness of his solution. “The British, which the BBC estimates have spent £12,000,000 on Assange related security costs, would likely be happy enough for any solution that gets rid of him. And since there is no risk of Assange escaping, negotiations between the U.S. and Ecuador...
Handgun Open Carry Do’s and Don’ts

Handgun Open Carry Do’s and Don’ts

I don’t know about you, but lately, I have seen an increase of people who open carry.  Let me say that  I am not against open carry.  I do practice open carry, but only in a few places.  I prefer concealed carry for two reasons- one, there are too many hoplophobes- a person who has an irrational fear of firearms.  Second, the shock and awe effect it has on a perpetrator. There are some serious safety issues that need to be addressed regarding open carry.  The biggest concern is the open visual of the firearm for everyone to see.  First, there is a possibility of a firearm grab.  This could be innocent-  someone who’s trying to be funny or who wants to play a joke, or it could be something more nefarious- a person who wants to steal your gun.  I would say do like what cops do when they are in public.  Keep your arm down at your side and have it up against the gun, this way you can always feel your gun.   Next, keep your eyes open and scan for anyone who might be staring at you or your gun.  If a cop notices someone looking at his gun, he will give them the meanest look in the world, just in case a person is thinking about going for his gun, and that is how you should be if you choose to open carry.   Here are some do’s and don’ts so you can safely open carry.   It is important to purchase high-quality equipment if you are going to open carry. I would invest in a...
Deep Swamp Diving with James Comey:  The 5 Biggest Takeaways from his Testimony

Deep Swamp Diving with James Comey: The 5 Biggest Takeaways from his Testimony

The average American is fed up! They don’t care one iota about this absurd Russia story! They care about jobs, security, and the fact that Obamacare is collapsing under its own weight. They care that the man they elected to drain the Washington Swamp, improve the economy, and keep us safe, is being upended from doing his job because of a fairytale that has not been supported by one shred of evidence! Is it any wonder why the people elected a gruff-talking, non-political businessman from Queens? While Washington DC closed down to watch this week’s political theater on Thursday, the average American was still hurting and begging for the Congress to get to work! The Comey Show was entertaining and revealing; here are the five biggest takeaways from James Comey’s testimony: COMEY DETESTS TRUMP: It was painfully obvious that Comey will not be sharing any “Best Friends” bracelets with the President anytime soon.   KABOOM! Comey busted the Mainstream Media’s assault on President Trump being investigated by the FBI or colluding with Russia. He also said there was a lot of fake news reports; I guess those were the ones he didn’t leak. LEAKY COMEY: Comey admitted to leaking the contents of the infamous “Trump Memo” to the press. He claimed he became unsettled after the President posted a Tweet alluding to “tapes” of their private conversation. Comey was so unsettled that he didn’t send the memos to the Congressional Oversight Committee; he had them leaked through a friend to the New York Times. Since when does a subordinate choose which Oval Office conversations are subject to Executive Privilege? SPECIAL PROSECUTOR:...
My Top Tips for Job Seekers

My Top Tips for Job Seekers

As a Care Manager, I counsel job seekers by assisting with resume creation or improvement, social media instruction,  like using LinkedIn, and challenging them to see themselves through a potential employer’s eyes. Because an employment crisis may happen to anyone, here are some of the top tips that I share with job seekers: What do you want to be when you grow up?  I know from personal experience that many people have no idea, so I share my story with them: When my husband, Dennis, suggested that I needed to get a job, I was taken aback. This was a time of transition from being a homeschooling mom to contributing in a new way. The problem was that my season of parenting/teaching had been very fulfilling in contrast to the jobs I could already list on my resume. So, I decided to take some time to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. I found a book at the library called Do What You Are and after taking the personality test that it recommended, I came up with three options. Although the first two, counseling and teaching, didn’t surprise me, I realized that four years in college wouldn’t really help the financial situation. However, the third recommendation of graphic design surprised and intrigued me, mainly because I had never considered myself artistic. Since I could earn an Associates of Science Degree in just two years, I decided to pursue it. I was delighted to find that armed with a computer and Adobe Creative Suite software, I could be successfully and enjoyably employed as a graphic artist! Eventually, I opened my own business...