Pemmican is a traditional food that, for centuries, played an important role in the diet of various Native American tribes. In time it was discovered and adopted by Western explorers, trappers, scouts and others who roamed the vast North American wilderness during frontier days.
The word is derived from the Cree (1) word pimîhkân, which denotes “grease” or “animal fat”. Below we’re going to take a close look at pemmican and provide a recipe for making this early type of emergency ration the way Lewis and Clarke might have. (more…)
Baofeng radios are inexpensive hand-held two-way radios that look like walkie talkies but use licensed frequencies, and therefore require a license to operate. Over time the term “Baofeng” has come to encompass just about any inexpensive two-way handheld device that uses FRS or GMRS frequencies. Below are our picks for the best Baofeng radios of 2021.
Now that 2020 is in the rearview one thing seems abundantly clear: everyone owes preppers a great big apology. We can debate ad nauseum the exact forces that converged to send civilization into nice, tidy downward spiral, starting with the Middle Kingdom’s latest gift to the world. But the widely ridiculed prepper notion that the feces could hit the fan at any moment was validated beyond even the most ardent survivalist’s wildest dreams. (more…)