James Walton

Author: James Walton

Comfort Foods From Food Storage

Comfort Foods From Food Storage

“Jim, I had a big pot of dry beef gravy on the stove and my boss was coming down to see how breakfast was going. I couldn’t get it to…

Aquaponics vs Hydroponics

Aquaponics vs Hydroponics

“Hey, is it weird having chickens in your backyard, just clucking around?” My son Carter shook his head while he thought about how he would answer. “It seems like they…

Top 11 Tent Stoves For Cold Weather Bug Out and Camping

Top 11 Tent Stoves For Cold Weather Bug Out and Camping

Marie Curie said that “nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Well, I have some very serious fears. The quote sounds good to me….

10 Inflatable Boats for Fishing and Bugging Out

10 Inflatable Boats for Fishing and Bugging Out

I fell in love in an inflatable boat. The Brandywine River raised me. Undoubtedly. This river that runs through Chester County, PA, and spills out into the Delaware River was…

Planning a Safe Vacation During COVID-19

Planning a Safe Vacation During COVID-19

Sitting alone as the waves beat the shore before me, I had a line in the surf and a slice of sun just peaked up over the horizon. It looked…

Sow Your Survival Oats. Recipes Featuring Oats in your Food Storage.

Sow Your Survival Oats. Recipes Featuring Oats in your Food Storage.

“What is in that big box, Dad. Is it a toy!” The rectangular box arrives unmarked and stands about 3 feet tall and two feet wide. It sure looks like…

Hearty and Affordable Meals to Feed your Family Through Food Scarcity and Economic Depression

Hearty and Affordable Meals to Feed your Family Through Food Scarcity and Economic Depression

Mom wasn’t a prepper but you could argue that she was focused on survival. Not from the standpoint of impending doom from a crumbling economy or some other threat. Mom…

Tasty Survival Recipes With Rice and Beans

Tasty Survival Recipes With Rice and Beans

Alma De Cuba sat right on Walnut Street right next to Bistro Perrier which was one of the nicest restaurants I had ever eaten at as a young man. I…

Master Cooking Methods: A Survival Skill that Deserves a Closer Look

Master Cooking Methods: A Survival Skill that Deserves a Closer Look

If not for our vocational Culinary Arts program I would have failed out of high school and got a GED at best. Who knows the trajectory of my life at…

Suburban Self Reliance: Sustainablity in Small Spaces

Suburban Self Reliance: Sustainablity in Small Spaces

We are on the cusp of another great exodus from American cities. About 5 years ago there were young people flocking to hinterlands from larger cities and towns in order…

Should You Buy Preps With Your Stimulus Check?

Should You Buy Preps With Your Stimulus Check?

This pandemic has funneled massive power into the hands of our state, local and federal governments. This is one of the great tests of American freedom. The balance of personal…

Moving Families to Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Moving Families to Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“I’ve never seen anything like this in my life, Jim.” Dad called. He doesn’t call me unless I am in trouble or something crazy is happening. I figured this was…

A Parent’s Response To COVID-19 Prep In Richmond

A Parent’s Response To COVID-19 Prep In Richmond

The symptoms of starvation are things like withdrawal, apathy, listlessness and increased susceptibility to disease. So when my usually outgoing son, Carter, was crumpled up in our living room chair…

How to Sharpen your Knife Without a Sharpening Stone

How to Sharpen your Knife Without a Sharpening Stone

“Tony! Gimme that blue handled one,” I shouted to the knife sharpener. Every week Tony showed up and collected most of our knives in a small wooden box. He took…

How to Tie A Monkey Fist Knot for Survival

How to Tie A Monkey Fist Knot for Survival

The summer night was fresh and boisterous with the frogs leading its symphony. Maybe I should have paid more attention but I was learning about knots. I was not learning…

Top Solar Oven Designs for Survival

Top Solar Oven Designs for Survival

The first time I did a live podcast I did it on my phone! I shook for most of the conversation because of my nerves. I am sure the sound…