The contentious history of the Anarchist Cookbook

Numerous critics have called for the ban of the infamous instruction manual for violent civil disobedience. by Matt Davis The Anarchist Cookbook provides instructions for making bombs, drugs, and operating firearms; naturally, this makes it rather controversial. Concerned citizens, anarchists themselves, and many others have called for the ban of the book, but most liberal democracies have refused to do so. Whether you think dangerous literature should be banned or whether banning books is an inherently anti-democratic position, knowing and understanding why the Anarchist Cookbook draws so much criticism can be valuable. It’s difficult to find a book more eclectic, violent, provocative, and incendiary … Continue reading The contentious history of the Anarchist Cookbook

The Simple Reason That Humans Can’t Control Wildfires

Firefighters battle the Camp Fire near Paradise, California.STEPHEN LAM / REUTERS “The fire, to me—it’s like an ocean. It’s so strong that we don’t really stand a chance of doing much to it.” by ROBINSON MEYER Seven years ago, Park Williams took an hour-long drive with a couple of friends to see a wildfire. He remembers it now as a revelation. At the time, Williams was researching the scraggly pine forests that dot the southwestern United States. He worked at a national laboratory that overlooks more than 1 million acres of protected desert forest. On June 26, 2011, the wind knocked down an … Continue reading The Simple Reason That Humans Can’t Control Wildfires

How to Survive Extreme Heat In the Great Outdoors

Photo: Ian D. Keating by Patrick Allan There are a lot of intense dangers in nature, but perhaps the scariest of all is a hot, silent killer. According to the CDC, high temperatures kill more people in the U.S. than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods combined. Here’s how to survive a heat wave when you’re going to be outside all day. It’s Heat Week, and we’re on fire! The heat and humidity have gone right to our heads, and all we can think about is getting into a pool and staying there until September. But because we have jobs to do, damn it, here’s the summer content you’ve … Continue reading How to Survive Extreme Heat In the Great Outdoors

How Fucked Am I After Going into the Ocean with My Wallet?

Way less fucked than I expected, but still pretty fucked… by Ian Lecklitner It was my first day of vacation, and I was boozing on the beach. Naturally, I got completely wasted and stupidly decided that it would be a good idea to sprint into the ocean… without emptying my pockets. Now, all of my shit is soaked, and my life is in a shambles. If you can’t tell, I’m freaking out here. But alas, I need to be an adult and assess the situation. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at just how fucked up all of my precious stuff … Continue reading How Fucked Am I After Going into the Ocean with My Wallet?

THINGS EVERY HEART PATIENT SHOULD CONSIDER

 by Soren Dreier As the traveling season in the northern hemisphere starts to peak I though it of value that we preppers prepare should we be traveling with family and friends who might have had heart issues. Travelling around the world is not forbidden for heart patients. Most people with heart-illnesses travel to different places, provided that their heart condition is stable and in control. If you are also a heart patient, or any of your family members have cardiovascular diseases, and you wish to go on a family vacation, just remember to consult your or their  doctor. More importantly, if you … Continue reading THINGS EVERY HEART PATIENT SHOULD CONSIDER

Exactly How To Organize Your Medicine Cabinet—And What To Toss

Tetra Images/Getty Images We’ll show you what to do, step by step. byTamekia Reece Declutter Your Life is a month-long initiativeto help you manage stress and boost your health by learning the principles of banishing clutter and restoring a sense of order to your world.If you’re on a mission to a more organized life, you’ve probably been super busy decluttering nearly all areas of your home. What about your medicine cabinet? Although it may not be on the top of your priority list, giving it a good overhaul can be beneficial to your sanity, your pocketbook, and your health.(Fight diabetes … Continue reading Exactly How To Organize Your Medicine Cabinet—And What To Toss

Guidelines for choosing clothing and accessories for any survival situation

by: Russel Davis (Natural News) Clothing is an essential part of outdoor survival, and many seasoned and expert survivalists will agree that wearing the right clothes and accessories will boost the chances of survival. An article featured on the Survival Frog blog stressed that choosing the right clothes help protect against the elements including the wind, rain or snow. Clothing also helps keep the body dry, warm and well-insulated, the blog read. The entry added that choosing the right fabric and dressing up depending on specific conditions are necessary for survival. The article noted that it is important to remember the following clothing tips: Be mindful of the fabric – Certain fabrics such as cotton and bamboo are undesirable … Continue reading Guidelines for choosing clothing and accessories for any survival situation