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DelMarVa Survival Trainings Daily Features

February 2015

February 18, 2015 - "How to Prevent Deadly Botulism When Canning" by Kimberly Sears. Do you love the idea of canning veggies from your garden but refrain from doing so for fear of botulism? Does your home canning consist of only basic jams and jellies because youíre convinced that if you attempt to can green beans youíll do it improperly and kill your family? Click here

February 18, 2015 - "Fishing Tip" Fishing hooks can be fashioned from almost any item made out of steel wire. Barbed wire fence, Springs, Etc. A single spiral of any small, steel spring can be fashioned into a hook. They are strong enough to do the job well. One spring can yield a dozen or more hooks. Spiral note books, toys, your car, broken electronics units. The sources are almost endless. Sharpen the tip on a file, stone, rock, then carefully bend it into shape.

February 18, 2015 - "Protecting Your Home with Defensive Bushes" By James Cole. Most people like to keep their homes equally inviting on the inside and outside. This is especially true in modern-day suburbia where many homeowners keep their lawns and gardens looking pristine. The landscaping outside sets the stage for what the inside of the home will look like. Click here

February 18, 2015 - "The Bizarre Use of Banana Peels for Your Survival Water" By Theresa Crouse. Weíve known for a couple of centuries now that contaminated water is deadly, but is there a way to filter it if you donít have access to charcoal or other traditional means? After all, charcoal may not be quite readily available in a post SHTF scenario and itís a bit pricey even now, especially if you want to filter large quantities of water. Coal is an option, but itís not environmentally friendly or readily available to everybody either. So whatís a natural, available alternative? Banana peels can filter water for survival, of course! Click here

February 16, 2015 - "Sleeping in the woods at night" By Kristopher B. Parish. As a child you may be wondering what you should do when you sleep in the woods at night. The first thing you would need to do is make sure you have bug spray on you so that you do not get eaten up by the mosquitoes. You should always make sure that you have a few extra layers of clothing on. The nights in the woods can get very cold. Click here

February 16, 2015 - "An Item That Is Often Overlooked Fishing Gear" One of the most over looked preparedness items that I have noticed missing from basic preps is fishing gear, fishing nets (4 ft) and ropes. All three have serious benefits and can be stored easily at your Bug Out Locations or where ever you plan to hunker down at. We also have a small emergency fishing kit in our bug out bags. All of the supplies fit snugly in a large medicine bottle and can be used to fashion a fishing pole. Click here

February 15, 2015 - "Fishing Tip" Fishing hooks can be fashioned from almost any item made out of steel wire. Barbed wire fence, Springs, Etc. A single spiral of any small, steel spring can be fashioned into a hook. They are strong enough to do the job well. One spring can yield a dozen or more hooks. Spiral note books, toys, your car, broken electronics units. The sources are almost endless. Sharpen the tip on a file, stone, rock, then carefully bend it into shape.

February 15, 2015 - "How to Start an IV" Starting an IV is a valuable skill to have in your first aid arsenal and you may potentially save someoneís life doing it, since it can be used as a route of delivering medication or drawing blood. It takes a little practice to get the hang of it, but once you can do it itís usually not a difficult process. Click here

February 14, 2015 - "Survival Tip" If you have a Zippo lighter and it has run out of fuel, donít worry about it. You can still make a fire with it. Take out the cotton thatís inside the lighter and use the flint to ignite the cotton with a spark.

February 14, 2015 - "Instant coffee" Take your usual coffee and make instant coffee pods. Put one scoop into a coffee filter, tie with floss, and enjoy a freshly brewed cup in minutes.

February 14, 2015 - "What to bring camping" By Kristopher B. Parish. Things to bring with you when you go camping: If your a child you should bring a coloring book that you can color in. Bring some toys that you really like to play with - nothing large, just some toy cars and other little accessories. If youíre an adult then bring a laptop. Make sure you always have a cell phone on you so if you get lost you can call somebody to find you. Click here

February 14, 2015 - "Preparedness for People with Diabetes How to Make Insulin" By Chris Black. Itís not easy to live with diabetes, especially when you are insulin dependent. Even now under normal circumstances, when you have almost unlimited access to medical services and medication. Think about how radically your life will change when SHTF. In a collapsed society knowing how to make insulin can make the difference between life and death. Click here

February 14, 2015 - "Survival Tip" To avoid any delay in self-rescue simply pick an object in the distance and walk to it. As you approach this object choose another directly in line with the first. By following this simple yet effect formula you can't help but travel in a straight line.

To my wife and the ladies in our family on this special day

February 13, 2015 - "How to make Pemmican the Ultimate Survival Super-Food" By C. Davis. Invented by the natives of North America, pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers. These people spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time. Click here

February 13, 2015 - "RV cord storage" Everyone knows that my primary bug out vehicle is an RV and being a prepper I want to make certain that I am prepared for any situation. Be sure you have all of your cords, adapters, and wires mounted and organized. It makes life easier when you are able to find your cords as you roll into your campsite late at night and need something.

February 12, 2015 - "10 Cheap yet Effective Home Security Tips" By Brian Meyer. Part of prepping is making sure your home is secure now so your prep as well as your family is safe and secure. As your stockpile increases the threat of robbery becomes all too real. All it takes is the wrong person seeing you load up your guns for a day at the range to get a thief more than a little interested in what else you have in your home. Click here

February 12, 2015 - "Emergency Kit" With regular large scale disasters already common in North America, itís a good time to talk a bit about disaster preparation and how a 5 gallon bucket can help provide some good physical insurance against a catastrophic situation. A well designed emergency kit will contain the best bits of modern technology and healthcare packaged neatly in a carryable 5 gallon bucket. Click here

Printable checklist for Emergency Kit (MS Word)  Click here

February 11, 2015 - "Survival Tip"  - You can keep snakes away from your tent by placing some moth balls in or near it.

February 11, 2015 - "How To Dehydrate Milk for Long Term Storage" Today we are talking about dehydrating your own milk. For my first batch, I used my Oster dehydrator (no longer available, but I like the Presto dehydrator also). I have these nifty fruit roll-up trays. I added one cup of milk to each tray. Click here

February 11, 2015 - "How to Make Sugar from Beets" By A.J. Andrews. Keep raw beet sugar in a solid mass to minimize its exposure to oxygen, and it will last longer. Click here

February 11, 2015 - "How to make aspirin if you're lost in the woods" If you're ever lost in the woods and have a really bad headache you can make your own aspirin. Here is a simple technique to use. Click here

February 10, 2015 - "Fish Antibiotics: The Basics" by Lee B. Time and time again, the concept comes up: Using fish antibiotics to treat humans. In this article, I will make an attempt to thoroughly explain this concept and provide information relating to it. Click here

Iíve included these .pdfís which provides information as to what antibiotics are usually used for different ailments.

Antibiotics Guide Ė 2013
Antibiotic Guidelines 2014 Ė Much more information

February 10, 2015 - "How to Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages" by Kendra Lynne. As I work on turning this one acre homestead into a self-sustaining Garden of Eden, I have two requirements for every single plant I consider putting in the ground: they must be either edible or medicinal, preferably both. Click here

February 10, 2015 - "Emergency stove made cheap" You can't beat this idea for an outdoor emergency stove.

February 9, 2015 - "How to Test if a Plant Is Edible" Drastic times call for drastic measures. If you ever find yourself stranded in the wilderness without food, you'll have to figure out how to feed yourself. Many plants in the wild are edible, but many are also poisonous. See Step 1 and beyond to learn how to determine whether plants you find can be eaten safely. Click here

February 8, 2015 - "How to Make a Pull Fuse Smoke Bomb" By Bret Fredrickson. Everyone should have some sort of flare or smoke bomb in their survival arsenal. They can be used as a way to mark your position and signal for help, and they are also a fantastic defensive resource as well. These simple devices can buy you precious time when seconds are the only thing that stands between you and survival. Making your own is a lot easier than you think, and you can fashion an improvised device that works without a lighter and provides a steady stream of thick, colorful smoke. Click here

January 28, 2015 - "Wood holder" A great idea and inexpensive as well.

January 27, 2015 - "20 Items to Begin Your Food Storage" If youíre new to prepping, itís hard to think of the right place to start when it comes to food storage. You have to consider if it can be canned, if itís nonperishable or possibly vacuum sealed. There are tons of things to think about such as cost, how and when to rotate your foods out, whether to freeze or dehydrate your food. So needless to say, it can leave you wondering where to begin. Before we dive into the many ways to prepare your foods for storage, letís investigate some of the essentials that you may choose to have on hand first. Of course, this is all opinion Ė you can differ from these ideas if you feel inclined, but itís a good starting point. Click here

January 27, 2015 - "Why Should Eggs Be Stored Pointy End Down?" You've probably heard that eggs should be stored with the pointy end facing downwards, but often wondered why? Or maybe you've not ever heard that and you're reading it here for the first time. Either way, it's the truth. Eggs should be stored pointed end down. But why? Well, I'll explain it to you. Click here

January 19, 2015 - "
4 Less-Than-Lethal But Effective Weapons For Home Defense by Rich M. Being able to protect home and family is essential Ė but, believe it or not, there actually are laws restricting it. The law varies from state to state, but in most states you are allowed to kill in self-defense, defense of others and defense of property. (If you donít know what the law says, youíd better check.) But even in states where you are allowed to kill, the law has one huge caveat. That is, the courts have to agree with your actions, after the fact. Click here

January 15, 2015 - "Toilet Fizzies" Freshen things fast with toilet fizzies that clean and eliminate smells. And (ahem) this solution is much better than lighting a match. Personalize with your favorite scents and your bathroom will be the best smelling spot in your home. Stash in a cute container on your commode and simply drop in a small fizzy when needed. Click here

January 13, 2015 - "Build a Compost Tumbler" by Joe Mooney. A few years back, I caught myself becoming a bit frustrated with my compost pile. It seemed that I just couldn't produce compost as easily as I'd seen others do. Videos, blog posts, gardening magazines ó everyone seemed to have the same mantra: "Put it in a pile and let it happen!" So that's what I did ... but with less than stellar results. Click here

December 30, 2014 - "Prescriptions while on the Road" Have you ever wondered about how to get your medical prescriptions while you are on the road and traveling since most insurance companies will only fill a 90 day prescriptions? Click here

December 30, 2014 - "Tools for your BOV" Although this list was compiled with an RV BOV in mind it could be used for regular autos with slight modifications. Tools are a priority with us. Both my wife and I have some knowledge of tools and their use. We both appreciate the fact that we have them on the road with us in the event they are needed. Click here

December 30, 2014 - "Laundry time in an RV" RV laundry, yep, clothes get dirty when you are on the road or when you bug out with an RV. What do you do? Use a Laundromat or hand-wash your clothes? Perhaps you have thought of putting a washing machine and clothes dryer in your RV. Click here

December 30, 2014 - "RVís as Insurance Policies" I look at my RV as an investment in my familyís safety and wellbeing in the event of an emergency. Wintertime is now in effect and we never know when we might lose electrical power or have a need for emergency shelter. Having and preparing an RV for emergency times only makes good sense. Click here

November 14, 2014 - "Prepping and Spousal Resistance" If you and your spouse (or you and your family) are completely aligned with the idea of prepping, you are likely a minorityÖsavor and appreciate that.  If youíre like the rest of us, your spouse or family is resistant to the idea of prepping for a whole variety of reasons. Click here

November 5, 2014 - "Bugging Out Temporarily" Most bug-out situations faced these days are of the temporary nature. They are forced upon people by events such as hurricanes and floods. Whatever the initiator, the temporary refugee needs a place to go, and some way to maintain life while waiting for the emergency back home to pass. In cases where ďhomeĒ has been destroyed, he will need to relocate quite a bit longer, until a new home is built or found. Click here



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