The fishing hook fantasy

Why do so many survival kit suggestions have fishing gear in them? Over the years I’ve noticed that survival/escape/bugout/get-home kit contents always seem to include fishing gear. I don’t mean poles, reels, and aluminum boats with fish-finding radar, but hooks,...

Can buying less actually give you more safety?

The concept of minimalism intrigues me, because of its emphasis on personal growth rather than the acquisition of things. It forces one to ask “what’s important to me?” and “what do I really need?” rather than “oh, look, free shipping if I spend more money than I...

Your Hump Day Reading List for May 16, 2018

Is it Wednesday again already? How time flies when I’m collecting articles to share with you!     Credit card thieves are amazingly enterprising Krebs on Security posted this article about credit card skimmers — but this time there’s a new wrinkle: they were placed on...