Survival · Zombies

Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse…

How do you prepare for an impending Zombie Apocalypse? That’s the question I face, with less than a day to go. The Human Path is sponsoring a 24-hour survival scenario involving a flu pandemic, a plane crash and an infectious agent. Those brave souls who plan to tackle this event will be heading into the… Continue reading Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse…

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Coexisting with nature · Healthy lifestyle · Primitive/wilderness skills

Once you climb a mountain, it’s all downhill from there

Guadalupe Peak. At 8,751 feet it’s the highest point in Texas, about 3000 foot elevation gain over 4.2 miles from the base. And it was my destination this past weekend. Climbing a mountain wasn’t ever anything I thought I could do. In fact, had you asked me even a year ago if I could envision… Continue reading Once you climb a mountain, it’s all downhill from there

Prepping · Survival · Zombies

Ants, Grasshoppers… and Zombies

How is a zombie like a grasshopper? Most people know the story, from Aesop’s Fables, that tells about how the grasshopper sat around all summer and played his fiddle while the ants furiously worked to save up food. The grasshopper said, “there’s so much abundance and it’s so warm… why do you work so hard… Continue reading Ants, Grasshoppers… and Zombies

Homesteading · Money savers · Survival · Sustainable food

Making Homemade Beef Jerky

When a food dehydrator comes into your life, what do you do? You make jerky! An Excalibur food dehydrator became part of my kitchen gear, thanks to my friend Russ. While I like jerky, I don’t eat it often because most of the time, the stuff you buy at a store is either cheap, unpalatable… Continue reading Making Homemade Beef Jerky

Coexisting with nature · Primitive/wilderness skills · Survival

Hark: what goes there? Or, my first tracking class

Out of the primordial ooze it crawled… …or maybe just out of the pond at The Human Path quarry. Take your pick! In the first of a series of animal tracking classes, Sam Coffman took us through three different aspects of tracking. At the beginning of the day he focused on awareness exercises. We first… Continue reading Hark: what goes there? Or, my first tracking class