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DelMarVa Survival Trainings Daily Features

July 2016

July 26, 2016 - "Mulligans Run Farm Barn" We started with an 18 x 20 carport by CoverAll with 5' legs. Shannon is putting caulking on top of each board before the next board is attached. Click here

July 26, 2016 - "How to Dry Popcorn for Long-Term Storage" By Jenny Harrington. Properly dried popcorn pops up easily and has a slightly tender but crunchy texture. Homegrown popcorn or cobs of fresh popcorn from a farm stand must be dried before you can store it or pop the kernels. Proper drying ensures the longest storage time and the best quality of popped corn. If the kernels contain too much moisture, they become prone to mold and mildew. You don't need special equipment to dry your own popcorn. Popcorn stores best when dried to 14 percent moisture content, which you can achieve by drying it properly in a warm room in your home. Click here

July 25, 2016 - "Last Will and Testament" By Joseph Parish. I have recently been hearing a lot about people visiting their attorneys to obtain a Last Will and Testament. These people are simply not sure of our current times and want to take the appropriate actions in order to protect their families. As I ventured to a few of the survival blogs and previewed the postings that people were making, I was totally surprised at what I found. As an example, one man says he will leave all his personal belongings to his youngest son while in the next frame we see a young lady shouting, “What about me, me, me your daughter? You forgot to include me in your will.” Click here

July 25, 2016 - "Waste, Waste, and more Waste" By Joseph Parish. Well, it’s that time again for another of my philosophical ramblings. Have you ever noticed the large quantity of trash trucks on our roads these days? Our waste appears to be their gain. Today I was accomplishing some past due reading and was astounded at the amount of food which we waste. As I thought more and more on this issue, I decided to do one of my rants based on this topic. As a nation, we are gifted with an excess of food which we generously share with the world. I remember as a teenager reading how we shared wheat with the Soviet Union even though at that time period we were cold war rivals. Even though we possess an abundance of healthy foods we also waste a large portion of it. Click here

July 19, 2016 - "Uni Directional WIFI Range Extender" By TM36USA. Easily receive WIFI signals from far away using a standard USB WIFI adaptor and a bit of ingenuity. This Simple idea requires no modifications to a USB WIFI adaptor or your computer. A simple way to increase the signal strength and range of your WIFI. Plus it works with all USB WIFI adaptors . Click here

July 19, 2016 - "Comparison of Michelle and Future First Lady Melanie" By Joseph Parish. On Facebook today I read a friends post concerning how the debate continues on the topic of Melania Trump plagiarizing Michelle Obama's speech. The poster went on to say that the speeches were “eerily similar”. Most liberals would need to find an excuse to persecute the woman after all she was Trumps wife. “Eerily Similar” does not constitute “plagiarized”. Here is a copy of Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech in question. Click here

July 18, 2016 - "The Terror Act in France" By Joseph Parish. Everyone who knows me is aware that my ultimate goal is to eventually become somewhat of an expert on terrorism. With that goal in mind I have returned to the university environment to obtain a degree in Emergency Management. Now in my final year I still quest for any information which I can find concerning this cowardly scum of the earth people and their groups.  Click here

July 18, 2016 - "4 Tips to Stop Someone from Bleeding To Death" By Alan. During a major disaster hospitals are likely to be overcrowded or closed, which means you shouldn’t count on a nurse or doctor to help you. They could either be too busy helping people with more serious injuries, or they could be hunkering down with their families. You and your friends and family are going to have to help one another, so if someone gets a deep cut you’ll need to know how to stop the bleeding. Click here

July 15, 2016 - "The Terror Act in France" By Joseph Parish. Everyone who knows me is aware that my ultimate goal is to eventually become somewhat of an expert on terrorism. With that goal in mind I have returned to the university environment to obtain a degree in Emergency Management. Now in my final year I still quest for any information which I can find concerning this cowardly scum of the earth people and their groups. Click here

July 9, 2016 - "How to Make a Bullet Proof and Fire Proof House from Fire and Heat Resistant Materials" An Impenetrable Fortress That’s NOT A Storage Container. That’s right; we’re going to show you how you can make your own custom bullet proof, fireproof & earthquake resistant buildings with 100% recycled materials! The walls are made from used plastic bottles, filled with sand and coated with a moderate amount of mud and cement to smooth the wall and make it appealing. Click here

July 9, 2016 - "How to Make Corrugated Shingles from Aluminum Cans" If you are working on a semi-permanent structure and don’t want to use forest debris or other material for making the roof, you can turn empty beer or soda cans into shingles. The process is very easy, but producing the shingles is tedious and time-consuming. However, if you have the opportunity, this trick may be just what you need to create a sturdy roof that won’t require as much upkeep as less-durable options. Click here

July 9, 2016 - "How to Make a Tin Can Trail Alarm" By M.D. Creekmore. Many of you, have watched the old war movies where the approaching enemy trips an alarm made of tin cans, which in turn alerts the good-guys to their approach. The advancing troops trip the wire and the cans fly up into the air, making enough noise to alert the good guys to the approach, allowing them time to mount an effective counter. Click here

July 8, 2016 - "Army Ranger Beads" By NIKCDC. Here is a quick and simple way to make your own Army Ranger Beads.  Click here

July 8, 2016 - "Creating Your Own Family Emergency Plan" by Amber Henning. Prepping is more than just having a lot of great supplies. You must also have a plan if you want your family to survive any situation successfully. If you are preparing for a family rather than just yourself, there are a lot more factors that can go into a survival situation. You can’t simply grab your bug out bag and go, if you’ve got a spouse and kids. The key to successful emergency planning is not just to plan, but to communicate with your family so they know how to act when an emergency situation actually does arise. Whether it is a basic natural disaster, a powerful storm, or a true SHTF scenario, planning now will help you and your family immensely when the times comes. Click here

July 6, 2016 - "Outdoor Survival Skills Class at Trap Pond" July 6th was an enjoyable day to be outside if you managed to beat the rain. At about noon I left my home with a final destination planned for Trap Pond in Laurel Delaware. The sun was out and it looked like a very promising day. Along the way I stopped to pick up a large coffee from the Wawa store in Long Neck and continued on my way. Traffic wasn’t too bad and I arrived at the State Park at about the time for the scheduled outdoor skills class to begin. This week’s activity involved the use of maps and how to use them with and without a compass. The instructor for the class was Mr. William Koth who proved to be very knowledgeable on the topic. Click here

June 28, 2016 - "Survival Options Air Rifles for Preppers" et me first say that I have both an adult air rifle and a “BB gun”. There is a very big difference. I started out carrying a BB gun when I was about 6 years old. Many a bird fell to my years of shooting that old Daisy. Many BB’s were lost to shots that didn’t hit their target. At 6 years old, I didn’t always have adult supervision on the farm in Western Pa. I shot some things that I should have gotten my ass kicked for but were never found out or were forgiven. The old Daisy made me proud at the time that I was able to carry a gun. I guess it brought me back to my roots that I didn’t even know about at that time. Hunting is still a natural instinct no matter the age. I was 15 before I got my first “real” gun. It was a 20 gauge shotgun, a bolt-action Western Field, 3 shot clip. Two years later I had my first rifle, a .22. It’s hard to count the number of rifles and shotguns I’ve had since then but all of those were bought, loved, used, cared for, and sometimes sold with love and affection for each and every one. Click here

June 28, 2016 - "Survival DIY How to make a Silencer" How to make a silencer and the knowledge to manufacture them from unconventional materials could be a critical component to your survival repertoire when the need to eliminate a target in silence is required. The following directions are simple, and in states like Nevada silencers are legal but check your state’s laws before attempting to make a silencer. For this example we are using a .22 caliber pistol, but these instructions can be applied to other calibers. Click here

June 28, 2016 - "The Advantages in Using Electric Fence as Your First Line Of Defense" When it comes to your personal protection and the protection of your property, is there such a thing as “too much”? Hard to say really, but if you have the time and the means, you should spare no expense in securing your home. Sure, having you very own machine gun turrets installed on the lawn would be excessive indeed, not to mention extremely illegal. Click Here

June 28, 2016 - "Homemade Penicillin To Survive When SHTF" by prepd. Can you imagine dying from a cut on your finger or a scrape on your knee? How about a respiratory infection or a toothache? Before the invention of penicillin, the first antibiotic, that could have been your cause of death. If SHTF access to antibiotics may become limited or impossible. If that happens, it’s important to know how to make antibiotics at home. Click here

June 13, 2014 - "Make Char Cloth” by Graywolf. These instructions will tell you how to make char cloth which will aid you in fire starting the primitive way. Click here

June 13, 2016 - "Make DIY Fire-Starting Wafers with a Candle and Cotton Pads" By Alan Henry. We've shown you how to make char cloth so you'll always be able to start a fire in an emergency, but char cloth is dangerous to keep and transport. These cotton fire-starting wafers are much easier to make, safer to stash in an emergency kit or go bag and all you need to make them is a candle and some cosmetic cotton pads from your local drug store or pharmacy. Click here

June 12, 2016 - "Blackout Curtains Purpose and Application of Blackout Curtains" By Centurion. What are Blackout Curtains? Blackout curtains are specially designed and constructed to block out 99.9% of the sun's light and up to 100% of UV rays. However, they typically work to block both incoming and outgoing light. If you install blackout curtains, you can have more confidence that the light inside your house will not be seen outside if you wish your house to look private, dark or even unoccupied. Click here

June 12, 2016 - "Cheap Security Options" By Ragnar. One of the top concerns people have about their homes, homesteads, and BOLS is security. There are the obvious systems that people consider including; CCTV, alarms, dogs, fences, firearms, and motion sensors. Being in the security field I am big proponent of all of these options; however, these options are not always sensible to put in or affordable. Often times, like all of our preparations, security has to be built over years. Here are some very affordable options that you can start with today that will not break your bank. Click here

June 11, 2016 -"Summer Temperatures Are Here" Record high temperatures, some rising up into triple digits, are arriving in much of the country this week, prompting warnings and reminders on how to stay safe. Click here

June 3, 2016 - "13 Ways to use a Tampon in an Emergency Survival Situation" By Bob Rodgers. When you have to face a crisis, everything around you can become a useful tool. Even a tampon can be used in various improvised ways if the need requires it. There are many methods you could benefit from, if you follow these advices. With an open mind and the right knowledge a tampon could save your life. Click here

May 30, 2016 - "How to choose the best tactical boot for your bug out?" by Todd Sepulveda. Take a good look at your feet right now… Now imagine darting through metropolitan labyrinth followed by a slow, long hike to your bug out shelter. We’re talking urban concrete, rugged rocky terrains, rural flatlands, maybe a swamp… Click here

May 28, 2016 - "What you need to know about kids and hot cars this summer" By Taylor Yakowenko. The temperatures are heating up as summer rolls in and something important to keep in mind is to never leave your child in a car unsupervised. We spoke with Jan Null, a Certified Consulting and Research Meteorologist at San Jose State University about what you need to know about kids and hot vehicles this season. Click here

May 28, 2015 - "Preparing for Memorial Day Travel" Once again we have the Memorial Day Weekend quickly approaching. I can already taste the hot dogs, BBQ chicken, potato and macaroni salads as well as all the associated trimmings.Click here

May 21, 2016 - "My thanks to those who serve."

May 21, 2016 - "Have You Practiced Stranger Danger Skills with Your Children?" I’ve been a foster parent for going on three years. One of the hardest things about being a foster parent is the uncertainty of what your foster child will face when the courts approve their reunification with their family. Will they end up back on the streets? Will they be constantly exposed to strangers? Will their family keep them safe? Click here

May 21, 2016 - "Complete your written hurricane plan” Here we are folks at the last day of the Hurricane Preparedness Week program. It is now time to prepare for a hurricane before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until a hurricane is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions. Take the time now to write down your hurricane plan. Know where you will ride out the storm and get your supplies now. You don’t want to be standing in long lines when a hurricane warning is issued. Those supplies that you need will probably be sold out by the time you reach the front of the line. Being prepared, before a hurricane threatens, makes you resilient to the hurricane impacts of wind and water. It will mean the difference between your being a hurricane victim and a hurricane survivor. I have enclosed several links to help you get your program in first gear.

May 20, 2016 - “Identify your trusted sources of information for a hurricane event” For Friday’s preparedness hint we would like to present some information on how to identify trusted sources of weather information. NOAA's National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center are your official sources for hurricane forecasts and the issuance of hurricane watches and warnings. Your local NOAA National Weather Service forecast office provides information regarding the expected impacts from the storm for your area. Emergency managers will make the decisions regarding evacuations as necessary. Organizations such as FLASH make disaster safety recommendations. And the media outlets will broadcast this information to you. All work together to be your trusted sources, especially for those less able to take care of themselves. I have listed several links to assist you in reaching reliable sources of information.

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