DelMarVa Survival Trainings
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?
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Printable checklist for Emergency
Kit (MS Word)
11, 2015 - "Survival Tip" -
You can keep snakes away from your
tent by placing some moth balls in
or near it.
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.
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.
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.
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
included these .pdfís which provides
information as to what antibiotics
are usually used for different
Antibiotics Guide Ė 2013
Antibiotic Guidelines 2014
Ė Much more information
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
10, 2015 - "Emergency stove made
cheap" You can't beat this idea for
an outdoor emergency stove.
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
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,
28, 2015 - "Wood holder" A great
idea and inexpensive as well.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.