Dawn Sky

Morning Birdsong

I was out very early this morning, before sunrise. It was unusually warm for the time of year and I…

Tornado - Twisters and Clouds over water

The storm is coming – tornado, twister and rain

This weekend we’re expecting to be hit by Storm Freya in the United Kingdom. The Met Office (UK weather service)…

Sun through the trees

Getting back to the forest

Can you feel it? Can you sense the better weather coming? It is normally at this time of year that…

Cutting tree bark to make a torch

Making a torch

Making a torch is an important skill. Making a good torch is even better. I saw the video below on…

Snow covered hills

Knowing when to turn back

We have had a little snow today here in the UK and as usual, the media have gone into a…

Risk Matrix Zoned

What are you preparing for?

Your environment What do you know about the space around you? It seems like a fairly obvious question to ask…

Fresh Food

Food – spreading the risk

The Nation’s Food Supply Food. It is something we deal with every day of our lives, but many of us…

Supermarket Aisle

Preparedness – An introduction

The Stereotypes Whenever you start talking about preparedness or self-reliance, it’s not long before someone uses the word ‘prepper’ and…

Forest drive at night

Night drive in the forest

I get an overwhelming sense of well-being whenever I spend time in the forest. I’m not sure if it is…

When the chips are down

For many people this entry will come too late. They have already fallen victim to an outage relating to bank…