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    January 2017

    January 22, 2017 - "6 Wilderness Skills for Winter Survival" by Jeremy Knauff. Winter can present a unique challenge to the outdoor enthusiast. With frigid temperatures and unpredictable weather disasters — from blizzards to avalanches — it’s best to be prepared for anything. Click here

    January 21, 2017 - "How to Make Salt Water Safe to Drink" Desalination/distillation is a centuries old process and is still used today in many parts of the world. In ancient times sailors that were at sea for months used this process to convert seawater into potable water. Click here

    January 21, 2017 - How to Hide Your Stockpile" By John Miler. Hiding your stuff in a societal collapse scenario is a basic rule for survival. Animals hide and hoard their food as a matter of course. Even your dog hides his extra food sometimes, by digging holes and burying it in the ground. Squirrels do the same; they stockpile and hide their stuff. Click here

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    January 17, 2017 - "My Power Outage Kit" A friend of mine lives in Northern Idaho and recent cold weather and a windstorm had her living without power for six days. News reports say that some people had no power for 10 days! With the cold weather and storms moving in, I’ve had several people inquire about ideas for a power outage kit and wonder what’s in my power outage kit. There are the main essentials you’ll want to consider when putting together your own kit: light, warmth, radio, charging a cell phone, hygiene, food, and water. Click here

    January 17, 2017 - "How to Make Herbal Preparations" John Miler. There’s a number of different ways herbs have traditionally been used. Most are easily prepared at home, and I have made and used most of them. In fact, Debra St. Claire has put out a very good set of video tapes called, “Herbal Preparations and Natural Therapies“. She shows how to make different preparations using common kitchen equipment. Click here

    January 16, 2017 - "Update" Just a note that our E-book downloads have been updated with some interesting reading material. Time to add to your library collection.

    January 16, 2017 - "How to Turn Your Non-Fat Powdered Milk into Whole Milk" By Erich. If you’re one of those who can’t stand drinking non-fat powdered milk (or have children that won’t touch it) but still nonetheless have it as part of your food storage — there’s hope. Turning your non-fat powdered milk into whole milk (or 1% or 2%) is a relatively easy process. Click here

    January 16, 2017 - "Simple Formula For Deicer" With the approach of colder weather in our area and other parts of the country this recipe is sure to come in handy. After our recent ice storm there is a definite need for this helpful homemade product. As I sit here and watch the temperatures drop down to twenty-nine degrees I began bemoaning the idea of having to go out and chip off the ice buildup on my car and any other items which are outside such as satellite dishes etc. Here is the ideal solution to that problem. Click here

    January 13, 2017 - "How to Make Cheese from Powdered Milk" By Erich. Here’s another recipe I wanted to test out that puts to use the buckets of powdered milk I have stored. Remember if you are constantly rotating your stored food (especially the 3-month food supply) not only will you greatly reduce the chance of anything going bad, but you’ll actually be learning to use your bulk-stored food and eating what you store — some of the most important rules in food storage. Click here

    January 13, 2017 - "10 Ways to Fool the Authorities and Escape Martial Law" By Mark Lawrence. Martial Law under a government with bad intentions can have devastating consequences. Is history about to repeat itself and will we face a violent enactment of martial law in the years ahead? Here are 10 ways to fool the authorities and escape with your life and family. Click here

    January 12, 2017 - "US Army Ranger Airborne Combat Medics Apocalypse Trauma Aid and Medical Kits … Post-Collapse" By Matt Marshall. In most American homes the average first aid kit is incapable of treating any degree of life threatening injury. Most commercially available first aid kits consist of a big, dusty, plastic box full of useless smaller boxes that contains expired bandages, and maybe headache medicine wrapped in child proof plastic. Even worse, at your workplace the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) compliant first aid kits are identically useless. Click here

    January 12, 2017 - "21 Survival Skills That Can Save Your Life When All Hell Breaks Loose" by Mark Lawrence. Do you have the survival skills to survive in a post-collapse world with no police, no laws, and no government? Here are 21 survival skills to learn now ... as well as several ways to apply these skills ... when all Hell breaks loose. If you were to learn every possible survival skill out there, you'd have to quit your job, sleep 4 hours a night and do nothing but read, train, and practice survival skills. Click here

    January 11, 2017 - "New or Used" By Joseph Parish. The subject of new verses used preparedness products continually surfaces in personal survival discussions. Some people swear by used while other shun them and only buy new. As with any discussion of this nature there are pros and cons involved in both decisions. Click here

    January 11, 2017 - "Survive on Dandelions"  It won't be long before these fine little plants start popping up out of the ground and populating your yard with little yellow flowers. Instead of fighting this common weed why not learn how to embrace it as a survival food. This short video will update you on these procedures before the plants arrive in your lawn. Click here

    January 9, 2017 - "How to Defeat Tear Gas in A Riot" By Ken Iorgustin. In a collapse of civil order, a riot can break out in any number of scenarios. You can try to avoid these types of scenarios, but the reality is, you may find yourself thrust into any one of them in the uncertain times that we’re currently facing. Click here

    January 9, 2017 - "Meds to Stockpile for a Crisis" By Gaia Rady. From pharmaceutical medicine to vitamins, antiseptics and additional herbal medicines, there are a number of important medical supplies that you can and should stock up on in case of an emergency. Click here

    January 8, 2017 - "Liver Jerky" I was not raised eating beef liver or any other kind of liver. It is most definitely an acquired taste. I don’t have it. I know how amazingly nutritious beef liver is for the body. From healthy, grass fed cows, (know your local farmer). Click Here

    January 8, 2017 - "How to Make Dehydrated Bug Out Toothpaste" By Erich. You might not think dehydrated toothpaste blobs are such a novel idea but keep in mind, every little bit of weight savings helps in lightening the load of your bug out bag — making for easier travel when you need it most. Click here

    January 8, 2017 - "Putting Together your Winter Emergency Car Kit" by Erich. Between commuting to and from work, running errands, and schlepping the kids around to various activities, the average American spends over 200 hours a year in their cars. Click here

    January 8, 2017 - "Update" Just a note that our E-book downloads have been updated with some interesting reading material. Time to add to your library collection.

    January 8, 2017 - "Making Your Own MRE’s Can Be Satisfying and Cheaper" By Cari Schofield. Have you ever considered making your own MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) as opposed to buying them? They can be used for more than a BOB. We use them as quick on the go meals and they come in especially handy for that forgotten field trip your child needs a packed lunch for. Click here

    January 8, 2017 - "How to Make Aspirin from a Willow Tree" By Dustin Courts. In this article, I will be showing you how to make a crude form of aspirin from the bark of a willow tree. It is a great remedy for headaches, hangovers, and other minor pain. The use of the willow tree as a mild pain reliever goes back to the Native Americans, who used it in much the same way that I do. Click here

    January 7, 2017 - "How to make injectable Lidocaine HCL" by RalphP. Almost every other prepper/survivalist that I’ve met shares a similar “hope for the best but prepare for the worst” philosophy about life. If this pretty much describes you too, than you’ve probably considered a SHTF situation where, with no access to doctors or dentists, you might be forced to perform some type of minor surgery at home. Draining an abscess or pulling a tooth maybe. Click here

    January 6, 2017 - "Single Salve Packs Tutorial" I saw this idea on a prepper website but I cannot remember which one so I can't credit them. If I find them, I'll link back to their site as they had some great tips on there. They used Neosporin type salve to create their packets but since I use all herbal salves I and my friends make, I decided to cater these to using my own salve. Click here

    January 5, 2017 - "How to Grow Produce in the winter" By Brandon. Typically, you think of planting your garden in the spring and summer and harvesting in the fall. However, some people prefer to plant some produce late in the season and allow them to stay stagnant during the winter and harvest during the spring. Click here

    January 3, 2017 - "Update" Just a note that our E-book downloads have been updated with some interesting reading material. Time to add to your library collection.

    January 3, 2017 - "Not Everyone Is Allowed To Own A Gun Improvised Weaponry For The Lead Deprived" Have you ever been followed? Have you ever known that gut-tightening fear that comes with the realization that you are not imagining it.  Click here

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    December 31, 2016 - "The Bug Out Vehicle (BOV) Mods and More" by Survival Sherpa. One of the most critical and often overlooked parts of any preppers/survivalist bug out plan is the Bug Out Vehicle or B.O.V. The BOV is any vehicle that will be your primary means of transportation during a time of crisis. This vehicle can be anything from a daily driver to a monster truck made just for the zombie apocalypse. Most people will prefer a large 4×4 to a small car or van. But many can’t afford to have a dedicated BOV and will have to make do with what they have, and that’s okay. As long as it gets your group and gear to where you are heading then it’s doing its job. For those of us that have a daily driver car and would like to have a dedicated BOV there are so many options out there. Everything from a nice new rig down to a $500 beater can be made into a BOV. Click here

    December 28, 2016 - "How to protect yourself (and your stuff) during a road trip" By Johnie Gall. Road trips are the best: gas station snacks, Pandora on blast, the wind in your hair and the cash you saved on a plane ticket, all fuse together for an adventure anyone with a license and a little disposable income can have. Click here

    December 26, 2016 - "How to build a $10 survival kit at the dollar store" By Patrick McCarthy. In the past, we’ve been accused of being survival-gear snobs. We’ll admit, when you’re exposed to some of the best gear the world has to offer, it’s hard not to get a little selective and opinionated about quality. Click here

    December 26, 2016 - "How to Make Tannerite" by Jeremy Knauff. So you want to learn how to make tannerite? Of course you do—there are times when explosives come in handy. Besides, they can be loads of fun! But making explosives without an elaborate lab and an extensive background in chemistry is usually about as smart as letting the local meth dealer babysit your kids. However tannerite is different from other explosives because it’s a simple binary compound that is incredibly stable. Click here

    December 26, 2016 - "How to Build and Use a Traditional Apache Sling" L.W. Forsyth. While stationed at Biggs Air Force Base (now defunct) in El Paso, Texas in 1963, I had the rare opportunity to be shown how to construct and use a “proper sling” by a 75 year old master whose heritage was Mescalero Apache. I never could properly pronounce this gentleman’s given name, but he preferred to be called Grandfather anyway as it was a term of respect. Click here

    Merry Christmas Everyone

    December 25, 2016 - "Plantain A Healing Herb in Your Backyard" Wellness Mama. Plantain is one herb that I literally would not be without. It grows in abundance in our yard so we use it fresh during the warm seasons and dry and freeze for use in the winter. I make salves with it for calming bug bites, rashes and burns and it works wonders. Click here

    7 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS

    December 18, 2016 - "Hunting Blowgun" by Thomas6149. This is a hunting blowgun made from stuff laying around the shop. I shot two rabbits from about 75 to 100 feet with this. Depending on the materials you use for the darts, you can shoot it up to 150 to 200 feet easily. Click here

    December 18, 2016 - "Bedside Holster System" by PJ. Very functional, very ugly, but also very FREE. Bedside holsters are a great system if you don’t have curious little toddlers running around the house (I don’t). When you go to sleep at night your weapon is secured within reach in the exact same spot each and every time. Your hand cannon won’t get knocked off of your nightstand when you attempt to hit the snooze button on your alarm clock and won’t end up on the floor accidentally because you tried to sleep with it under your pillow. Additionally it’s also more accessible than if it were in a drawer, you just lean over the side of your bed and wallah, pistola at your service. Click here

    December 18, 2016 - "Making and testing some Cotton ball & Petroleum Jelly fire starters" Here is a video describing how you can make your own fire starting supplies at home with everyday products. Well worth the time to watch. Click here.

    December 18, 2016 - "Wilderness First Aid Broken Bones" Alex Estrada. Hey folks, there are a plethora of first aid & common injuries to write about which can occur in the wilderness & away from home. I figured that a good place to start my first blog would be on how to handle a broken bone when there is no “formal” medical attention readily available. Obviously, if one is injured at home or on the road a call to 911 would be prudent, but what do you do if your hiking or communication capabilities are not functioning? Click here

    December 11, 2016 - Why you need a family disaster supply kit" Here is a quick article on why you need a supply kit and a list of things you may wish to include. Click here

    December 11, 2016 - "Water Filter" When you don't have a man-made filter, you can make your own out of common materials. This video will demonstrate how you can make ne of these filters. Click here

    December 11, 2016 - "What to Do If You Get Stuck On The Side Of the Road" By Bret Fredrickson. Last winter saw an unprecedented amount of highway and road closures due to weather, chemical spills and pile-ups. Some of these problems forced thousands of motorists to spend more than a full day trapped inside of their vehicles with little or no assistance from the outside world. While some were helped by their fellow travelers, many were forced to fend for themselves and make do with what they had in their cars and trucks until they were able to get moving again. It is hard to imagine that in this day and age that we can become paralyzed and immobilized on our highways, and it only takes one event, one split-second to turn a routine trip in to a life and death struggle. Click here

    December 11, 2016 - "How to Grow Green Onions Indefinitely" I'm officially dubbing this the week of Scallions and Pinterest. Mary and I separately came across 2 trending ideas for using and growing green onions on the highly addictive bookmarking site, Pinterest, last week — we couldn't wait to try them. Click here

    December 10, 2016 - "Glowstick Alarm" This ingenious and simple device can alert you to intruders in the dead of night. To watch the video click here

    December 9, 2016 ' Shelter in Place" Here is some good information that highlights the act of sheltering in place. Click here

    December 8, 2016 - "Turn your home into a Fortress" by Worthen. Here is a useful book on how you can fortify your home to withstand intruders. Well worth the time to read. Click here

    December 8, 2016 - "How to estimate remaining daylight while out on a hike" By Patrick McCarthy. Here’s a challenge for you: Right now (if it’s daylight out), look outside and try to estimate what time the sun will set this evening within a 15-minute window.
    Unless you’ve been paying close attention to previous sunset times, you’ve been studying an almanac recently, or you cheated and Googled it, you’ll probably have a hard time estimating sunset time that accurately. Click here

    December 7, 2016 - "Update" Just a note that our E-book downloads have been updated with some interesting reading material. Time to add to your library collection.

    December 7, 2016 - "Homemade Cleaning Products" Here is a short article outlining a few homemade cleaning products. Click here

    December 6, 2016 - "RV BOV Tools" Here  is a list of tools which we like to keep in our RV Bug Out Vehicle. You might get some hints from what we store. Click here

    December 5, 2016 - "Acorns and Acorn Bread" By Dan Fisher. On a windy day in September I took time out from work to go on a day hike with two friends, Dave and Eric. We climbed Mt. Megunticook in Camden, and traversed some of the nearby trails. Eric and I stopped often to stuff some of the abundant acorns into my daypack. This year (1997) there seems to be a good crop of acorns. Some people say that a lot of acorns mean the winter will be a harsh one. Click here

    December 5, 2016 - "5 Gallon Bucket Emergency Kit" Enclosed is a checklist of what items would be useful in a 5 gallon bucket emergency kit. Be sure to check it out. Click here

    December 4, 2016 - "3 Things Your Grandmother Got Wrong About Canning" There are a lot of misconceptions out there about canning safety. As is true with many topics, information found on the Internet supports a wide variety of truths and opinions, and it can be hard to differentiate between them. Click here

    December 4, 2016 - "Cotton Ball Vaseline Fire Starters, How to Make and Carry Them" Here is an article written by my friend Ed showing how to make a good fire starter from cotton balls Vaseline. You will notice that he refers to them as PJCB (petroleum jelly and cotton balls). Click Here

    December 4, 2016 - "DIY Project Building a Root Cellar" We decided that our little farm needed a root cellar to store our produce in. For those unfamiliar with the term, a root cellar is an underground room that acts like a natural refrigerator, maintaining temperatures in the mid 30’s F in the winter and mid 50’s in the summer. Click here

    December 4, 2016 - "The Worst Clothes to be Wearing in a Survival Situation" By Elise Xavier. Waiting for rescue in a survival situation can be made unimaginably harder if you’re not wearing appropriate clothing. Though the stars of Naked & Afraid may be able to get by without wearing any clothes at all and with only a single piece of survival gear each, for most, it would be nigh impossible to survive without adequate apparel. Click here

    December 3, 2016 - "Update" Just a note that our E-book downloads have been updated with some interesting reading material. Time to add to your library collection.

    December 3, 2016 - "Zombie-Proof Your House" By Tess Pennington. It’s no question we live in a harsh world, but in the aftermath of a disaster, the American Dream can quickly become a living nightmare. Not only are we dealing with protecting our food sources, downed power lines and home damage, but we also have to be aware of the criminal aspects that disasters bring on. Looters, raiders and home invasions tend to be at the forefront of post disaster issues due to those who are either taking advantage of overwhelmed emergency responders or are unable to meet their basic needs. Click here

    December 2, 2016 - "Powdered Milk Cooking Tips and Recipes" By Shelle Wells. Learn to use nonfat dry milk in your food storage; it will save you money and time. I have about 100 pounds of regular nonfat powdered milk as part of my long term food storage. We don’t drink a lot of milk now that the kids are gone, but I use it regularly and exclusively for cooking. I never have to worry about having it on hand. Click here

    December 1, 2016 - "Dehydrated Unstuffed Pepper Soup" By Joseph Parish. One of my all time favorite meals consists of my wife’s homemade unstuffed pepper soup. This marvelous tasting meal is the next best alternative to actually having a stuffed pepper dinner. My thought on this however is why one should only have this delightful meal when they have access to all fresh ingredients? Since I am an avid dehydrating fan, I decided that it would be a great bug-out meal to maintain in our bug-out RV. To this end, I used dehydrated rice, dried ground beef, dried bell peppers and my dehydrated tomato powder to create a meal worth dying for. Keep in mind that fresh rice could be used but dehydrate rice cooks much faster. Here is how I did it. Click here

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