10-Year-Old Boy Who Survived Night Alone in the Wilderness Used These Survival Skills His Dad Taught Him

A 10-year-old boy survived a night alone in the Utah wilderness after getting separated from his family thanks to a few survival tips he learned from his dad. Malachi Bradley was with his family near Paul Lake, about 200 miles from Salt Lake City, on Sunday when…

I Wonder If This Would Keep Predators Away From Chicken Coops And Gardens?

Our chicken coop is built like Fort Knox.  But you can never be too safe.  I like the idea of using animal psychology to keep predators away from my food production system.

If nothing else, it’s an interesting niche:

From their site:
“Coyote Urine, Fox Urine, Bobcat Urine, Raccoon Urine, Mt. Lion Urine, Cougar Urine, Panther Urine, Wolf Urine, Bear Urine, Whitetail Deer Urine, Whitetail Doe in Heat Urine, Whitetail Buck in Rut Urine, Moose Urine, Rabbit Scent, Squirrel Scent, Skunk Scent…”

I’ve read that a lot of predators absolutely detest the smell of human urine and will avoid it.  Although I’d imagine if an animal hasn’t had a bite to eat in a few days, just the scent probably isn’t going to be enough to keep ’em away.

Living on $5,000 a year, on purpose

Here’s an interesting article about a guy living on $5,000 a year… supposedly.  You have to question anybody who “winters in Hawaii.”  LOL.

Meet America’s Intentional Poor…

More than two decades ago, then-33-year-old Dan Price had a wife, two small children, a high-interest mortgage, and a stressful job as a photojournalist in Kentucky. He worried daily about money and the workaday grind.

“I told myself, ‘buck up and pay the bills,'” said Price. “This is just the way normal life is.”

Then he learned about what he calls “the simple life.” Price read “Payne Hollow,” a 1974 book about author Harlan Hubbard’s rejection of modernity and his primitive home on the shore of the Ohio River

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