Author Archive | Wise One

eye through keyhole

Protecting Your Privacy

Privacy.  It’s one of those weird things. It’s a core component to true independence, yet so many people are willing to toss it aside. If you act to protect your privacy, you’re assumed to be hiding something. If you’re hiding something, you’re assumed to be doing something illegal.  It’s the whole, “If you’ve done nothing […]

Continue Reading
Truck & camper

On The Road Again

Many Boomers look to travel as one of the perks of life. Some enjoy international travel – seeing far-off lands and other cultures. Others are more “home bodies”.  They want to see the USA – up close and personal.  Take their time, drink in the scenery and local folks, and enjoy this country. If you […]

Continue Reading
"Do not drink the water" sign

Potable Water: In The Wild

The city sewage treatment plant goes off line due to a terrorist attack. A natural disaster – such as Katrina – devastates and floods large geographic areas, making all water unsafe to consume. An earthquake strikes or wildfire races through your area, knocking out power for your entire region. A train derails and dumps thousands […]

Continue Reading
No Batteries Required

Games – No Boards or Batteries Required

Boredom sucks. Whether the power goes out, you’re living off-grid or you suddenly find yourself stuck in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do, having the ability to entertain yourself – without power – can be a godsend. If kids are involved, it’s almost a requirement! Regardless of the situation – expected or not […]

Continue Reading
Housebreaker

Preventative Home Security

We Boomers are no different than any other type of person when it comes to keeping our homes safe.  We want to keep the bad guys out, and keep our assets in!   Most of these suggestions will apply to any kind of domestic structure – a home you own, a home you rent, or an […]

Continue Reading
Outhouse

Sanitation With A Twist

My wife and I have been looking for some rural property, and most of them are on private wells and septic.  Having been a “city boy” my whole life, I’m trying to get a grip on life without all of the normal city amenities, and the “rules” you’ve got to follow. No fat in the septic, […]

Continue Reading
Antennen

Monitoring Emergency Communications

In the middle of any kind of emergency or disaster, keeping in touch with “the outside world” – anything outside of your home – can literally mean the difference between life and death.  Communications devices can be the key to your survival. Most people have some sort of battery-powered radio in their homes. People who […]

Continue Reading
dehyrating_beans

Dehydrating Beans

Beans are obviously one of the main staples people store in their preps. They are very nutritious and very inexpensive, and they store forever. Their main drawback  is the amount of time and resources they take to prepare. While this isn’t generally an issue if you have access to water from the tap, and gas or […]

Continue Reading
Young man reanimation on a road. Concept first aid

First Aid and Personal Safety

We tend to focus on personal safety as simply recognizing, acting upon and reacting to threatening situations. And those ARE the primary forces involved. But we have to recognize that the “big picture” is about saving lives and reducing the damage when emergencies occur. Learning first aid and other forms of emergency assistance are well […]

Continue Reading