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March 5, 2019

I remember a girl visiting me in Alaska one time and she asked why we drove electric cars and trucks, due to the cord hanging out the front grill of almost every vehicle. We did plug in our vehicles during winter, but it wasn't to recharge a battery cell, but to keep t...

February 25, 2019

I love freeze-dried food. It's lightweight, easy to carry or pack a lot of it, it stores for a long time (between 15-30 years, depending on process, type of food, and storage), usually is delicious, and is quite simple and quick to make under almost all circumstances....

February 19, 2019

Overcoming difficult situations make you stronger mentally and physically. Embrace the suck, and know that you're becoming a better person for it.

February 12, 2019

I got in the car tonight to head home at the end of a training class, and hadn't even pulled out of the driveway when I heard the DJ come on and announce that everyone should “head to the store right now and buy out the water, buy out the milk and bread” because of the...

February 4, 2019

There are a lot of possible emergencies you might face in your life, from personal to local to wide-spread and long lasting. Preparing for even a couple likely scenarios can seem daunting and confusing. In reality, there are only a few simple steps to help you become m...

September 11, 2018

Fewer places lower their flags to half-mast on this day. And based on the trend I've noticed over the past years, next year will show even fewer flags lowered. I was shocked to realize that today is the 17th anniversary of those September 11th attacks which fundamental...

July 4, 2018

I hope that all of you are enjoying this celebration of Freedom.  While this is a day of merriment for many Americans, there have also been threats made by groups both domestic and foreign.

Whether you're enjoying a BBQ with family, baseball game, attending a parade, or...

May 29, 2018

This isn't announcing a sale, or a barbecue, or anything else that so many business have been blasting you with today.  No, this post is for one simple reason - to state a fact.

All of us here at SAS remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for America, and...

January 1, 2018

I just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a happy New Year’s eve. I hope you enjoy closing out 2017. Remember to stay warm, stay safe, and watch out for each other tonight!

December 22, 2017

As I was walking through the mall the other day, I was astounded by the number of stores offering BOGO (buy one get one) deals, steep discounts up to 50% off, or advertising “hidden” discounts. It got me thinking that the shopping season is good for more than just savi...

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