Self Reliance

Dawn Sky

Morning Birdsong

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

Food – spreading the risk

The Nation's Food Supply unsplash-logonrd Food. It is something we deal with every day of our lives, but many of ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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When the chips are down - Need Cash Sign

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 ...
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Kevin and Emelie

Tinder from Pencil Sharpened Wood

Don't worry, I am not about to suggest you burn all your pencils. I came across this nice little life ...
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