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  • Preppers can move from the city to the country
    Preppers can move from the city to the country
    Some preppers believe that future disasters will not be limited to short term, regional disasters from which recovery is relatively rapid. They believe that there will be major disasters that will cause an extended time period during which the...
  • Nobody is immune from crime
    Nobody is immune from crime
    A common misperception is that those who live in safe neighborhoods or in rural locations have little chance of being victimized by criminals. That is not true because:Most rural people eventually will have some reason to drive in cities with high...
  • How much prepper OPSEC is really possible
    How much prepper OPSEC is really possible?
    There are many reasons why Operations Security (OPSEC) can be difficult to maintain, especially in an urban or suburban setting. While no one of the indicators discussed in this article makes complete OPSEC impossible, the more such indicators...
  • An I-77 travelogue, part 2
    An I-77 travelogue, part 2
    We now continue our southward foray along Interstate 77 through the eastern half of Ohio, heading for the oldest settled sections of the state, along the winding Ohio River.Passing just overhead is the colorful span marking one's approximate...
  • Reconnecting with the land through "slow" travel
    Reconnecting with the land through "slow" travel
    As more and more people feel the accordion squeeze from cramped urban living, increasingly they are looking to the land for diversionary rest and recreation, for breathing room; and to expand their focused lives through a combination of education...
  • Deadfall
    Deadfall - Chilling storm, chilling violence, warm relationships
    Addison (Eric Bana) and his sister Liza (Olivia Wilde) are on the run after a successful casino robbery, but things go awry and they have to split up in the harsh Michigan winter, hopefully to hook up again shortly. On their separate ways, they...
  • Rural residents more likely to be obese than their urban counterparts
    Rural residents more likely to be obese than urban counterparts
    A new study shows that where you live may have a direct correlation to your health. If you reside "in the country," the findings indicate you are more likely to be obese than those living in urban areas.Huntsville may be a growing...
  • Kim Acker with a deer she bow hunted
    The Northwoods of Wisconsin Needs to Legislate for Dental Therapists
    There is a giant need for dentists in rural areas in Wisconsin. Unlessa dentisthunts, fishes or has family in the Northwoodsareathey usually staynear acity after they graduate from dental school. Incertain city areas there is also a shortage of...
  • Preppers growing in numbers as odds of a global collapse increase
    Preppers growing in numbers as odds of a global collapse increase
    There are a growing number of economic indicators over the past few months in the US that show Americans are joining in the prepper movement as concerns over a global economic collapse accelerate. Besides the failure of the EU to deal with nations...
  • skyline
    HIV in Durham NC and the Rural South.
    HIV cases rise where there is poverty and lack of resources. This is a known fact. Much like those who breed and have babies yet cannot sustain their own existence. I think Jerry Springer has shown about that. Anyway HIV infections seem to rise in...
  • Rural Home
    South Carolina senior care: A portrait of isolation
    The truth is our quality of life can suffer dramatically if we deprive ourselves of adequate socialization. But in the case of a declining senior adult, especially when the spouse is no longer living, the lack of interaction with others poses one...
  • Womens Rereat
    Fish Makes Women's Retreat Affordable/Accessible to Rural Women
    Many area women long for an opportunity to connect with other women and hear inspiring messages offered on retreat weekends but push the idea back because of cost or distance from home that are associated with programs such as the national tour of...
  • Rural VA waterfront retreat
    Northern Neck of VA, a peaceful waterfront retreat
    Not many people have heard of the Northern Neck of Virginia, or know exactly where it is, but just under 4 hours away from Baltimore, you can find yourself on rural country roads which all seem to lead to the water – an abundance of small...
  • Jennifer Lawrence and John Hawkes in "Winter's Bone"
    Winter's Bone
    Traveling across broken trailers, burned out houses, barking dogs and the seemingly post-apocalyptic wasteland that is the Ozarks, Ree Dolly searches for her, probably, dead father. Her father, Jessup, is a meth cooker who got on the bad side of...