How Did People Survive the Great Depression? – And How You Will Survive Now

Great Depression

How Did People Survive the Great Depression? – And How You Will Survive Now

A worldwide depression struck countries with market economies at the end of the 1920s. Although the Great Depression was relatively mild in some countries, it was severe in others, particularly in the United States, where, at its nadir in 1933, 25 percent of all workers and 37 percent of all nonfarm workers were completely out of work. Some people starved; many others lost their farms and homes. Homeless vagabonds sneaked aboard the freight trains that crossed the nation. Dispossessed cotton farmers, the “Okies,” stuffed their possessions into dilapidated Model Ts and migrated to California in the false hope that the posters about plentiful jobs were true. Although the U.S. economy began to recover in the second quarter of 1933, the recovery largely stalled for most of 1934 and 1935. A more vigorous recovery commenced in late 1935 and continued into 1937, when a new depression occurred. The American economy had yet to fully recover from the Great Depression when the United States was drawn into World War II in December 1941. Because of this agonizingly slow recovery, the entire decade of the 1930s in the United States is often referred to as the Great Depression. [Read more…]

154 Bug Out Bag Essentials (Open Checkist!)

Bug Out Bag

154 Bug Out Bag Essentials (Open Checkist!)

By Dan F. Sullivan

Lightweight, durable, water-resistant, and ready to fulfill all your survival needs. That’s what your bug out bag should be like. But we all know packing a BOB is a balancing act, don’t we? There are items that are crucial and there are others that are more or less important, depending on your location, climate, your medical condition, and on and on.

I initially wanted to write an article that covered just the essentials but then I quickly changed my mind. EVERY item in your BOB is essential. If it isn’t (for you), then don’t pack it in the first place! [Read more…]

Slingshots As a Survival Tool

Slingshots
Slingshots As a Survival Tool

Slingshots have been around since ancient times.  It has been used for hunting, self-defense, and warfare for thousands of years.  It is simple in concept, but takes lots of practice to master.   And it is an excellent survival tool.   I recent bought two slingshots. [Read more…]

Survival Hunting Tips

33333To endure the extreme conditions of a survival situation, animal fats and proteins must be eaten regularly, and survival hunting is an essential skill. Such situations are a drain on a person’s energy. Potentially inclement weather forces your body to metabolize calories at an increased rate to stay warm, and performing the physical tasks needed to take care of your body uses a lot of energy. The concentrated calories from wild edible animals obtained through survival hunting are an efficient way to keep the internal fire burning. [Read more…]