Severe drought hits California, worsening food production outlook as crops fail

The state of California, alongside much of the western U.S., is again facing severe drought. The drought hitting the Golden State has notably threatened its agriculture. With about four-fifths of California’s developed water allocated to growing crops, the drought itself is enough to raise alarm bells. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, almost all … Continue reading Severe drought hits California, worsening food production outlook as crops fail

Great Salt Lake drying up amid extreme drought

Record-breaking drought conditions are shrinking the size of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, which in turn is threatening wildlife habitats and other facets of the regional ecosystem. Gov. Spencer Cox is calling on his constituents to “pray for rain” as the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi River is expected to reach a 170-year low … Continue reading Great Salt Lake drying up amid extreme drought

Prepping 101: How to store water for emergency preparedness

The human body needs water to function properly, and a person may only survive for a few days without water. Clean water is also important for sanitation and hygiene. This is why having an emergency supply of clean, safe water is essential when SHTF. But there’s more to water storage than filling drums and buckets with potable … Continue reading Prepping 101: How to store water for emergency preparedness

MEGADROUGHT: Is a new dust bowl on the way?

Much of the Western United States is currently under severe “megadrought” conditions that some speculate could turn into the next dust bowl. Lack of precipitation is causing farmers to be cut off from irrigation supplies, which means no water for crops and eventually no food in the grocery store – not to mention bankruptcies and other associated … Continue reading MEGADROUGHT: Is a new dust bowl on the way?

Despite record-breaking drought conditions, California officials are draining reservoirs

The Golden State is entering yet another severe dry season and the state government is responding by draining all the reservoirs and dumping all that precious fresh water straight into the ocean. Shocking new reports indicate that over the past several weeks, the California State Water Board has routed at least 90 percent of Delta inflow right … Continue reading Despite record-breaking drought conditions, California officials are draining reservoirs

Survival essentials: Tips for storing water in your car

Nearly all of the body’s major systems rely on water to function and survive. In fact, a person can survive for up to 21 days without food but only three days without water. It’s not at all unusual for people to get stranded in or with their cars, such as during a snowstorm or when their … Continue reading Survival essentials: Tips for storing water in your car

Prepping 101: Emergency water storage for beginners

Storing an emergency water supply prepares you for scenarios in which access to water is restricted. In order to be prepared, you need to keep an adequate supply not only for your family’s drinking needs but also for sanitation, cooking, cleaning and the like. This will require food-grade water containers, as well as a backup plan, should … Continue reading Prepping 101: Emergency water storage for beginners

Homesteading 101: How to purify dirty well water

Having a well as a primary or additional source of water on a homestead is important whether you’re a prepper or not. This is because natural disasters may cut off water supplies for days or even weeks. Thus, having a well helps you to become self-sufficient when it comes to your water supply. But having … Continue reading Homesteading 101: How to purify dirty well water

Prepper must-haves: Securing your water supply before disaster strikes

Ensuring you have adequate water supply is an absolute must if you wish to make it through a disaster. For starters, you will not last a few days if you don’t drink enough water. Additionally, you need to get rid of dirty dishes, wash your hands and deal with human waste, among other things. So it’s … Continue reading Prepper must-haves: Securing your water supply before disaster strikes

Are low salt diets doing more harm than good?

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), death from cardiovascular disease could be reduced by 1.2 million people over the next decade if Americans limited their sodium intake to just 1,500 milligrams. Dieticians and health experts are quick to recommend a low sodium diet. Doctors often say that salt intake is a leading cause of … Continue reading Are low salt diets doing more harm than good?