Reviews · Survival

Book Review: Lights Out by David Crawford

Over the holiday I read the 2010 novel Lights Out by David Crawford. In this novel, which he originally distributed via the internet and only subsequently published as a paperback, Crawford takes us on a speculative journey, allowing us to imagine what might happen if an electromagnetic pulse hits the United States and disrupts the… Continue reading Book Review: Lights Out by David Crawford

Coexisting with nature · Homesteading · Survival · Sustainable food

From hoof to sausage: processing a wild hog from start to finish

A million uses for pig fat. Well, maybe there aren’t so many. But it was an interesting discussion as part of The Human Path’s recent day-long class on processing large game taught by wildlife biologist Greg Pleasant. In the class, we learned how to humanely kill, bleed out, quarter, butcher, and render an entire wild… Continue reading From hoof to sausage: processing a wild hog from start to finish

Prepping · Survival

Long-term food storage and civil disobedience

Long-term food storage may soon become an act of civil disobedience. [Note: on 12/11/11 I learned that the following news was a hoax. See the survivalistblog.net explanation and Oath Keepers retraction for more information.] According to Oath Keepers (an organization of military members, veterans, and law enforcement personnel), federal agents have been observed demanding customer… Continue reading Long-term food storage and civil disobedience