Anyone else in the upper-midwest looking at -40 to -60 windchills the next couple days? I kind of joke that all you need is plenty of ammo and beer.
Seriously, it's gotten me to wondering about living here in MN. When the outdoors itself is deadly within a few minutes of exposure, there's...
So the weather has not been cooperating lately.
It has been -30 and with windchill -40 for the better part of two weeks. Going outside can be an option but I am avoiding the long hikes ect as small mistakes can turn you in to a meat popsicle in no time.
This has got me to doing a few things...
I am building a small green house. I thought I would just share my progress as I get it together and useable. I had hoped this vinyl I found at Wal-Mart would work for the covering, but decided against it. I now plan to use a heavy grade construction grade plastic for now. We will see how it...
Some say First People, some say Native American. Either way, here is a good website and information on remedies.
Winter Illness Survival Kit
I'm wondering how many other Northerners we have here, who need to be able to cope with VERY VERY few light hours in the winter in combo with extreme cold temps (below freezing for months).
Are there any other in this forum who are working to resolve the "what will you do without electricity...
Long time no see!
The reason for opening this thread is mainly this:
I'm not saying I believe that guy 100%, but he had a couple of hits.
I'd like to be prepared just in case, you never know when something happens. So please tell me what will I need, given this situation:
There is so much great information that is buried in 30 or more page threads. It's impossible sometimes for newbies to catch up. Hopefully all the great information from our members can be posted again.
been looking around for a jacket for hunting/fishing/ice-fishing/survival/shtf sorta thing. from minnesota wanted to hear what everyone has or thinks would be a good survival jacket or all around jacket. 4in1 jackets any good?
material and resistances to weather?
My name is Sam. I look forward to meeting you all over the coming weeks, months and years.
I've had an interest in knives and survival for as long as I can remember. So I started collecting knives and have been for about a year or more now. UP TO 39 NOW! Can't put my finger on what...
Although the Northeast got the deep snow and national headlines; the Southwest got record breaking (but non national headline producing) low temperatures.
Last I heard locally we'd set new record lows three days in a row. All along the Texas/Mexico border from El Paso/Juárez to Eagle...
Plan for Setbacks
So one of the troubles with living in the North is that it can get really cold up here, for months at a time. This season being one of our weirdest has brought us temps ranging from -38 to +4 Celsius (-36 to +39 Fahrenheit) in the same week!
I like storing a little water in...
Its summer now, but I want to give everyone a heads up for winter. There is such a thing as decreased solar activity with a long absence of sun spots. In spite of the recent flares we appear to be bordering on one of these eras.
Its happened before. How would we prep for a mini ice age or at...
This is a classic tale of survival in the wilderness.
Step-father and step-son go hog hunting in late winter southern Georgia.
They appear to be unprepared. GPS and flashlight batteries die. It is cold. It is dark. They are lost.
Step-father decides to leave teen in woods while he goes for...
So ... the SHTF and you want a cold beer. What do you do?
You do not have a gas-powered generator or propane-powered refrigerator by the way.
And solar-power devices won't count either.
And no, you can't go steal beer from someone with power.
I'm looking for innovative and creative...
I found this information hard to locate and never did I find it with pictures of the items, so I'm putting it together here!
My Extreme Cold Weather (ECW) preparedness is not so much for SHTF, but more that I work 3rd shift and drive out of town to go to work. Driving out of town at midnight...