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Articles Written By Ben W

Fire for Survival Part One: Materials and Ignition

Fire for Survival Part One: Materials and Ignition

This article is the first in a three-part series detailing fire in a survival situation. Don't worry, I'm not going to attempt to teach you the tedious and tiresome fire bow and drill method. A simple Google search will probably net you 25 million results on learning how to start a fire from two pieces of wood. While the technique is interesting and can prove useful, the theory behind it and the execution of it are the two most important parts of that technique.

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Effective Low Cost Self Defense Technology

Effective Low Cost Self Defense Technology

DARPA, the Pentagon, and other organizations are now exploring incredible stun gun technology which seems to be promising to render an assailant unconscious for minutes, instead of potentially rendering them unable to temporarily function.  What does this mean?  It means ...

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Hospitals During Widespread Emergency

Hospitals During Widespread Emergency

Most emergencies aren’t predictable or preventable with any realistic consistency; things like choking, allergies, fire, snake bites, and bee stings are a fact of life and oftentimes difficult to avoid. For someone who lives the off-the-grid lifestyle, self-reliance has become ...

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