Author: Mike Cosgrove

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If aliens exist and by happenstance were to glance down on our tiny planet, I think they would be shocked by the order of things. We humans are the dominant species on this little blue planet. Not lions, tigers, or bears, but us. Relatively small with inferior muscle mass compared to other predators and generally mediocre protection from the reality of violence. And yet, we rule this planet with no challenge from any other predators.Some eco groups like to argue we are magically custodians of th ...
When you find yourself in a survival situation in the wilderness, food is one of your top priorities.  However, you have to find a way to collect animal protein without spending all your energy and time hunting or fishing.Trapping is the clear solution, but it is much more difficult than it sounds.  I used to run the marten lines with my uncle, and there were plenty of mornings when we would come home empty handed.  In this article, we will cover the best ways to become successful ...
Growing up, I learned a lot from my old man… but nothing beats these 25 camping tips… Use these to make your next trip a little more enjoyable. My dad taught me some few camping tips and hacks that made our lives easier back then, and to this day, I apply what I learned in my hunting excursions and camping trips with my family. Now, I know there are a lot of modern equipment and gear that already make our camping trips a lot easier, but they can never make it easier compared to these hacks. F ...
What would you say if I told you that the average suburban homeowner/renter can grow enough fish in the backyard to meet the protein needs of their family? Fish is one of the most nutritious forms of protein, assuming you raise the right fish under the right circumstances so today we’re going to talk about how to grow fish in tanks for food.It takes much less space and resources to raise fish than it does to raise other farm animals such as cattle, so this is great for folks who don’t have the t ...
Speaking of non-lethal and hugely popular self defense methods, pepper spray is often the weapon of choice for both men and women. That stuff is so good that it’s actually used by riot control police and regular police officers alike.And pepper spray’s popularity is due to its intrinsic qualities: ease of use, carry convenience and, last but not least, it’s actual effectiveness when it comes to stopping an attacker.Another cool thing about pepper spray is that is completely legal almost anywhere ...
If you get lost in the wild, you should be aware that search and rescue teams will probably use air resources as the primary means of determining your location. Okay, there may be also ground teams looking for “the lost sheep,” but in any situation, being capable of signaling for help in a survival scenario is of utmost importance.When it comes to air search and rescue, agencies fly search patterns using small planes or helicopters in a grid pattern, mostly during the day. It’s worth mentioning ...
This isn’t necessarily a topic for the faint of heart, but slaughtering and butchering is part and parcel of being at the top of the food chain in a survival situation unless you’re a vegetarian.Even if you just want to learn how to break down your meat so that you can buy it in bulk and butcher it yourself, this is the article for you.Thinking about it, the term “butchered it” is typically meant as a derogatory remark, as in, “She absolutely butchered my hair” or “He butchered that song when he ...
The Koch brothers and their group of conservative donors are trying to rid Washington of an "arcane" rule that could affect President Donald Trump's judicial nominees and the future of the court system.The blue slip procedure allows senators to submit an opinion of a federal judicial nominee if that nominee is from the lawmaker's home state. The Senate Judiciary Committee considers blue slips when deciding whether to move forward with a nominee.According to USA Today, Charles and David Koch want ...
There was no escaping the politics of healthcare in this year's Fourth of July celebrations for Senate Republicans, the New York Times reported. Many of them simply didn't show up to face the hometown crowds at annual parades around the country, the Times reported."Things are different now," Karen Lobban of Alderson, W. Va., said of the the town's annual parade that's unfolded for every one of its 56 years without political disputes getting in the way.Though Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin walked th ...
Sixty percent of registered voters favor President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries, while 28 percent oppose it, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll reveals.Here is how the poll breaks down:84 percent of Republican voters back the restrictions, while only 9 percent oppose them.41 percent of Democrats favor the guidelines, compared to 46 percent who do not.56 percent of independents support the ban, while 30 percent are against it.Voters were asked whe ...
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