A look back at the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season

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Foreword We’re coming upon the eve of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season. It will mark ten years since Florida had what many view as it’s most active and destructive hurricane season. 2004 started out like most hurricane seasons for Floridians–a lot of projections, speculation and the usual trepidation. But many of us, my family included,…

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Misconceptions of survivalism

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Often the word “survivalism” produces a negative reception. The people in our society would consider a survivalist or a prepper as one who is too paranoid to live a happy life, someone who hides away in his or her bunker, awaiting the end of the world. It’s just not “normal.” However, that is not always…

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Try This: Survival Food Pemmican

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Long before urban survivalism, humans had to develop ways to survive the day in harsh landscapes before technological advances made life a bit more manageable. One such strategy was concocting hardy foods using the resources available from the local ecosystem. Pemmican, a recipe attributed to the Cree people who hail from Canada, is one result…

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