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    DelMarVa Survival Trainings Daily Features

    December 2016

    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

    November 28, 2016 - "Egg Drop Soup from Food Storage Items" Learn how to make egg drop soup from your food storage. Video compliments of Emergency Essentials. Click here

    November 24, 2016 - "How to Make Aluminum Fishing Jigs" By Mati Bishop. Whether you are stuck in a survival situation or at a pristine trout lake and need to devise a method for catching fish, being able to make a basic spoon shaped fishing lure with an aluminum can is a basic skill you can use for survival or for recreational angling. Spoon-shaped lures mimic the movement of a sick or dying fish and can be effective to catch a variety of species in a variety of conditions. Click here

    November 24, 2016 - "Camping Supplies List for Women" By Joyce Starr. As more women venture into the outdoors to enjoy nature and camping, they need to be just as prepared as their male counterparts. The basic supplies and gear items are the same for both sexes, but women might require additional personal items. With a little preplanning and preparation, a girls' camping trip should come off without a hitch and become a regularly enjoyed activity. Click here

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    November 24, 2016 - "Long-Term Ammo Storage" by Melanie Swick. Picture it: You’re heading out for that highly anticipated first hunting excursion of the season. You’ve packed up all the essentials like food and clothing and all you’ve got left to do is get your firearms and ammunition organized for the trip. And then, while going through your ammo supply, you open up a few boxes of best-loved shells to find the ammunition inside carries the greenish hue associated with corrosion, an indication that you’ve stored your ammunition improperly. Click here

    November 19, 2016 - "Crimes against Travelers" By Bill Cain. The primary reason for increased crimes is illegal drugs. Methamphetamine drugs are easily made by anyone from common ingredients, and are likely to be with us for a long time. They used to be manufactured in rental residences, but law enforcement personnel are increasingly able to detect signs of meth production. To a significant extent they've been chased out of rental apartments and other fixed locations, so RVs (and RV parks) offer an attractive option. They can cook it as they drive down the road in their RVs. Expect to see more of this in RVs, and in RV parks. New scary drugs are hitting the streets recently, some from Mexico and Dominican Republic. Some are pills that can be slipped into a drink. Need to be suspicious of drinks in public places. Click here

    November 19, 2016 - "Pepper Spray Laws in the United States" By Mike Barron. Pepper spray in the United States is legal throughout all 50 states. Although it is legal, some states, counties, and cities will place restrictions. These restrictions include.. Click here

    November 19, 2016 = "Homemade Gas Mask" First, I don't recommend you staking your life on the effectiveness of this homemade gas mask! Any decisions that you make with this gas mask have no connection to me. Click here

    November 18, 2016 - "Vehicle Security Basics for Survival in Bad Times" By Orlando Wilson. Wherever you are working or living at some point you will have to use vehicles, for most people they are part of their everyday lives. Driving itself can be a dangerous task in many places and as we have seen many kidnappings, robberies and assassinations occur when people are in or around their vehicles. In times of civil unrest or if you’re traveling to a potentially hostile area your vehicle security and travel must be planned for and taken seriously. Click here

    November 18, 2016 = "Bugs You Can Eat in a Food Crisis" By C. Davis. There are a lot of bugs you can eat in a food crisis or when SHTF. For example, in 1933 when the famine hit Ukraine it is estimated that almost 25% of the people fed at least one time on insects. For many, this was their life ticket. Would you be able to do so if you had no other choices? Click here

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    November 17, 2016 - "Emergency Car Kit 17 Items to Have In Your Car This Winter" There’s not a single person who foresees themselves needing a car emergency kit; however, should the unfortunate occur, these kits can mean the difference between surviving harsh winter nights or succumbing to the icy touch of Father Winter. While there are many items you should have in your emergency car kit, the following 15 items are essential when traversing the roadways during winter months. Click here

    November 17, 2016 - "Farmer's Cheese" I haven't blogged in quite a while but I've been so busy that it's hard to find the time any more. Mom and I are still working on our little home business making hen saddles and diapers (yes, I said diapers) and then working on the garden, keeping up with the house work, all the animals and we've recently added.. goats! Click here

    November 16, 2016 - "Homemade Liverwurst" By Joseph Parish. On occasion I enjoy eating some good liverwurst on toast in the morning for breakfast or even to place some with onion and mustard on rye for a delightful sandwich in the afternoon. For breakfast, it represents a refreshing change from the usual bacon and eggs that are traditionally served. As a lunch menu item it can’t be beat. The problem which I customarily encounter is that there is simply too much liverwurst in the package for me to eat by myself. I commonly donate a generous portion of the sausage to my eldest son who proceed to takes it home and make short work of the remainder or I end up placing what I have into the trash bin some time later. Click here

    November 16, 2016 - "3 Upgrades for Securing Your Compound’s Perimeter" by Melanie Swick. Home security isn’t just a category of electronic devices than can help you monitor and secure your property. It’s a whole philosophy—a way of thinking about your personal property and preparing your family for a range of intrusions. Click here

    November 16, 2016 - "Dehydrating Lettuce and Making Green Powder" Hello. My name is Melody. I like to dehydrate. (Imitating an admission at a support group.) It's true. It's almost a compulsion. If it can be dehydrated, you better believe that I will try to dehydrate. I'm up to the challenge. If you have been reading my posts you know that I even dehydrate watermelon, eggs, and milk. If it is a fruit, a vegetable, an herb, or any kind of liquid (sauce, etc.) I WILL dehydrate it. Click here

    November 16, 2016 - "DIY Multifunction Pocket Tool" by Matt2. I started this project because I wanted a more convenient way to carry and store the variety of 1/4" bits that I like to keep with me for my day to day tinkering. Once I had something that served that purpose I thought it would be fun to try to pack in a bit more utility by adding on some features that I thought may be useful, or at least pretty cool to have on hand. What I ended up with was a sort of DIY Pocket Tool that can be customized to meet your needs, that is simple and inexpensive to make. Click here

    November 15, 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 and 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

    November 15, 2016 - "DIY Bedside Holster System" By PJ. 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 wal-lah, pistola at your service. Click herre

    November 15, 2016 - "Build a #10 Can ROCKET STOVE: It Cooks an Entire Meal With Twigs" Every time I’ve done an emergency fair, the most popular alternative cooking method that I demonstrate has been the Rocket Stove (by a long shot)! People love this one, including me! It has immediately shot to the top of my Favorite’s list and something I recommend everyone should add to their emergency supplies! Click here

    November 14, 2016 - "DIY Preparedness: Cigar Survival Fishing Kit" by Todd Walker. The idea for my last fishing kit for my bug out bag came from Dave Canterbury. It was made of PVC, which was very sturdy, but weighed more than I liked. This summer I wanted to trim the weight on my BOB. It’s not going to be ultra-light, but every pound I trim only makes humping that thing easier. So the first piece I tackle is my…um…my fishing tackles. Click here

    November 14, 2016 - "The Complete Guide to Using Super Glue for Cuts" By Thomas Xavier. If you’ve stuck around this blog for any amount of time, you’ll have noticed that I have reviewed a truckload of knives. As a consequence of this devotion to sharp objects, I very frequently find myself with nicks and cuts of all sizes (curse you assisted openers!). Click here

    November 14, 2016 - "How to Start a Fire after It’s Rained" By Elise Xavier. It was pretty damp this past Saturday. It rained a few times off and on, and when we finally decided to practice starting a fire in such wet conditions, it was about 85% humidity out. Just in case anyone’s curious about the weather conditions at the time we tried this, the current temperature was 26°C/79°F with little to no wind, so pretty reasonable conditions other than the fact that it had rained multiple times. The fire pit we regularly use wasn’t flooded in any way, but it was certainly drenched wet. Click here

    November 14, 2016 - "Dental Preparedness" by Chris Ray. I don’t like the dentist. I know, I know, most people don’t! But I dislike the sadist…err dentist so much that the thought of writing this article has given me the heebie-jeebies for some time. However, a recent dental problem resulting in a toothache spurred me to write this. Click here

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    November 13, 2016 - "Wartime and Depression Recipes" Here are some more wartime and depression recipes to add to your collection. These are recipes that you can probably prepare with foods that you have in your storage. One thing that I like about these old wartime and depression recipes is that they use almost no canned ingredients and they can be made from scratch. Click here

    November 13, 2016 - "Laundry Manual" An old Fashioned Laundry Manual From 1900, Hygiene counts whether it is now or after a major disaster. This is a 66 page manual written in 1902 that tells you how our ancestors cleaned their clothes. Now some of these methods may seem a bit strange by modern standards. They used things like homemade soaps, turpentine and kerosene, ammonia, lye and various other chemicals. The book contains recipes for making some homemade cleaning products. Download the book by Clicking here

    November 13, 2016 - "Faux Recipes to Help Make Hard Times Easier" The other day I wrote an article on Pioneer cooking, one of the things that was mentioned was making do with what you have. So today, I am going to post some faux recipes (fancy French word for fake). There are many things that can be substituted to make good tasting delicious meals when food is in short supply. Click here

    November 13, 2016 - "Update" Just a note that our E-book downloads have been updated with some interesting reading material.

    November 13, 2016 - "Be Prepared and Have Cash On Hand" by Dude McLean. In case of an emergency, having cash on hand is a prudent move. One of the more common instances where having cash on hand is beneficial is a power outage. Without power no bank will be able to operate and credit cards won’t work. If you need to buy supplies, you will need cash. Click here

    November 13, 2016 - "DIY Drinking Straw Sewing Kit" by Todd Walker. From time to time I need to repair equipment and clothing while outdoors. Finding the right tools in nature is like searching for the illusive needle in a haystack. It’s much easier to spot a drinking straw. Size matters! This is a simple way to stock several kits with this essential equipment when you don’t have time to make needles out of scavenged critter bones. Click here

    November 12, 2016 - "Bugout Route Planning – Being Safe and Supplied On the Road" The debate about bugging out and bugging in is as old as prepping itself. There are advantages and disadvantages to each strategy, but the reality is that in order to be truly prepared for any local disaster scenario, you need to be prepared to do both depending on the situation. Click here

    November 12, 2016 - "Defending Yourself against Dog Attacks" They might be cute and they might be cuddly but dogs can go from man’s best friend to man’s worst nightmare in the blink of an eye. Dogs attack over 4 million people in the U.S. every single year. While most are not fatal attacks (usually less than 50 fatalities a year) dogs can inflict some nasty injuries that can cause permanent disabilities. Click here

    November 12, 2016 - "The Myth of Organic Seeds" Today we have an excellent guest post from Nick at Whiteside Seed! There are a lot of misconceptions about organic seeds out there. Today Nick is going to shed some light on some of the most common myths of organic seeds. Click here

    November 12, 2016 - "The Best Survival Foods Non-Perishables That Can Outlive You" By Elise Xavier. Whether you’re sick of throwing out food that’s long past its expiry date, or are working on preparing a food stockpile in case of an emergency, consumables that practically never spoil can be a huge asset to your household. This article lists non-perishable food items that not only have long shelf lives, but if taken care of properly, these foods stand a chance of never going bad within your lifetime. Click here

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    November 11, 2016 - "Easy Campfire Cooking Cleanup - "Quick Trick" By Intense Angler. There's nothing quite like a good meal cooked outdoors over an open campfire. This simple camping related tip will hopefully help make the after dinner cleanup of your next campfire cooked meal much easier. This short video will explain the process to you. Click here

    November 11, 2016 - "Countermeasure Information Is About Control" Samuel Culper III. This is a very good article about Oakland, California’s Domain Awareness Center (DAC). In classes we often talk about Information Dominance; we try to get the edge on our adversaries, and our adversaries on us. Information Dominance means owning the information domain, and is much easier to gain with multimillion dollar facilities and billion dollar budgets. But in our case, we’re fighting an insurgency of information collection. They control conventional means like Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) surveillance, and we largely have to depend on what journalists can dig up, hence the importance of Every Patriot is a Sensor. No one’s as smart as everybody, and no one can collect more than everybody. Click here

    November 11, 2016 - "Who Couldn't Use a Faraday Cage plus How to Make One" A Faraday cage, also known as a Faraday shield, Radio Frequency Cage, or EMF (Electromotive Force) Cage, is simply an enclosure built to protect electronic devices from electromagnetic radiation and electrostatic discharges. It can be anything from a small box to a large room, covered with conductive metal or wire mesh, which prevents surges from damaging the equipment inside. Click here

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