The 2-Ingredient Off-Grid Waterproofer Anyone Can Make

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The 2-Ingredient Survival Waterproofer Anyone Can Make

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Looking to weatherproof your gear? You’ll need just two simple ingredients: beeswax and some “carrier oil” such as petroleum jelly. When heated, the combined ingredients will seal and protect your leather and canvas jackets, hats, bags and boots. It’ll also help preserve gun stocks, axes and other metal tools and equipment.

Since ancient times, beeswax has been used for its medicinal, antiseptic properties. Like honey, it is antifungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. It’s an excellent sealant that protects wood and leather, and a lubricant that “greases” iron and prevents it from rusting. Moreover, beeswax doesn’t turn bad. It can be heated for use again and again.

Mix beeswax with oil and you get a cheap, natural waterproofing solution that can last for years and years. Petroleum jelly is a good carrier oil, penetrating the surface of your gear and locking in the wax. It can seep into seams and through the tiny, microscopic pores of cotton, canvas, denim, leather, wood and metal surfaces.

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Alternatively, you can use linseed or flaxseed oil, shea butter, coconut oil or soya oil. Often, boiled linseed is preferred because of its quick-drying characteristic. It also has a polymer or plastic-forming property which hardens and binds it into a flexible solid. However, when combined with beeswax — which in itself turns rock-hard during cold temperatures — linseed is usually used and thinned with turpentine. Turpentine is a by-product of sap from pine trees, which acts as a solvent. So if you opt for linseed oil you’d have to consider the added ingredient and cost of turpentine. Also, both linseed and turpentine are flammable and smell harsh. The odor dissipates after a few days, as does the flammability. But these are factors you’ll want to consider at the outset.

As an option, you can add essential oils to make your gear smell good and to repel mosquitos and rodents. Mice like beeswax, so go for essential oils that repel them, such as peppermint, lemon, citrus, eucalyptus or citronella.

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To make sure the wax-oil solution penetrates, expose it to heat. Applying heat to your freshly waxed gear would not only set the wax more quickly, but it would also soften your material and open up the pores, allowing better absorption.

Here’s the recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oz. beeswax
  • 8 oz. petroleum jelly (may use boiled linseed oil as an alternative)
  • Optional: 1 tbsp. essential oil

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS:

  • A heat source for cooking. (A hot plate would be preferable over a burner or open flame since the ingredients are quite flammable.)
  • A throw-away cook pot. (Any used but clean tin can would do.)
  • A measuring cup
  • A paint stirrer, tongue depressor or any clean stick for stirring
  • A clean rag, spray bottle or paint/roller/cleaning brush
  • A hairdryer or heat gun
  • A wide-rimmed storage container (candle tins or small glass jars work best)

PROCEDURE:

  1. Shave or chop the beeswax into small chunks and set aside.
  2. Warm the petroleum jelly in the tin until it liquefies.
  3. Add the wax little by little until completely melted. (If you’re using linseed, liquefy the wax first, turn off the heat, and then add the linseed oil and turpentine.)
  4. Cool the mixture and apply it onto your gear. When waterproofing cloth, some people choose to do this while the solution is still warm and in liquid form, with a spray bottle. But they run the risk of shrinking and scalding their cloth. A petroleum oil-based mixture tends to cool quickly, too, and can turn into paste within minutes. So better to cool it completely, and apply with a rag or brush in wax form.
  5. Wipe the excess off the edges and seams of your gear.
  6. Heat with a heat gun or hair dryer set on high. If not, put it aside for 24 hours to allow the wax to set and cure. You’ll see the color of your material turn one or two shades darker.
  7. Store the remaining wax in a sealed container. (If it has cooled completely into a hard wax, reheat it so you can pour it into the container.)

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SOME TIPS

  1. If you’re using linseed, go for boiled linseed oil, which has quick-drying agents. The recommended solution is one part melted beeswax, one part turpentine, and half part linseed oil, all in fluid measurements.
  2. If you want your solution to be a softer, creamier paste, use less beeswax and more oil/s. But note that more wax makes for a higher waterproofing capacity.
  3. For best results, apply multiple coats. But be sure to dry and cure your material sufficiently in between applications.
  4. Work in an open, well-ventilated area since the ingredients are flammable. For extra precaution, wear gloves and safety goggles.
  5. The best time to do your waterproofing would be on a warm, sunny day.

What advice do you have on waterproofing? Share your tips in the section below:

Learn How To ‘Live Off The Land’ With Just Your Gun. Read More Here.

The 2-Ingredient Off-Grid Waterproofer Anyone Can Make

The 2-Ingredient Survival Waterproofer Anyone Can Make

Image source: Pixabay.com

Looking to weatherproof your gear? You’ll need just two simple ingredients: beeswax and some “carrier oil” such as petroleum jelly. When heated, the combined ingredients will seal and protect your leather and canvas jackets, hats, bags and boots. It’ll also help preserve gun stocks, axes and other metal tools and equipment.

Since ancient times, beeswax has been used for its medicinal, antiseptic properties. Like honey, it is antifungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. It’s an excellent sealant that protects wood and leather, and a lubricant that “greases” iron and prevents it from rusting. Moreover, beeswax doesn’t turn bad. It can be heated for use again and again.

Mix beeswax with oil and you get a cheap, natural waterproofing solution that can last for years and years. Petroleum jelly is a good carrier oil, penetrating the surface of your gear and locking in the wax. It can seep into seams and through the tiny, microscopic pores of cotton, canvas, denim, leather, wood and metal surfaces.

Story continues below video

Alternatively, you can use linseed or flaxseed oil, shea butter, coconut oil or soya oil. Often, boiled linseed is preferred because of its quick-drying characteristic. It also has a polymer or plastic-forming property which hardens and binds it into a flexible solid. However, when combined with beeswax — which in itself turns rock-hard during cold temperatures — linseed is usually used and thinned with turpentine. Turpentine is a by-product of sap from pine trees, which acts as a solvent. So if you opt for linseed oil you’d have to consider the added ingredient and cost of turpentine. Also, both linseed and turpentine are flammable and smell harsh. The odor dissipates after a few days, as does the flammability. But these are factors you’ll want to consider at the outset.

As an option, you can add essential oils to make your gear smell good and to repel mosquitos and rodents. Mice like beeswax, so go for essential oils that repel them, such as peppermint, lemon, citrus, eucalyptus or citronella.

Learn The Secrets and Tricks Of The Word’s Top Survivalists!

To make sure the wax-oil solution penetrates, expose it to heat. Applying heat to your freshly waxed gear would not only set the wax more quickly, but it would also soften your material and open up the pores, allowing better absorption.

Here’s the recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oz. beeswax
  • 8 oz. petroleum jelly (may use boiled linseed oil as an alternative)
  • Optional: 1 tbsp. essential oil

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS:

  • A heat source for cooking. (A hot plate would be preferable over a burner or open flame since the ingredients are quite flammable.)
  • A throw-away cook pot. (Any used but clean tin can would do.)
  • A measuring cup
  • A paint stirrer, tongue depressor or any clean stick for stirring
  • A clean rag, spray bottle or paint/roller/cleaning brush
  • A hairdryer or heat gun
  • A wide-rimmed storage container (candle tins or small glass jars work best)

PROCEDURE:

  1. Shave or chop the beeswax into small chunks and set aside.
  2. Warm the petroleum jelly in the tin until it liquefies.
  3. Add the wax little by little until completely melted. (If you’re using linseed, liquefy the wax first, turn off the heat, and then add the linseed oil and turpentine.)
  4. Cool the mixture and apply it onto your gear. When waterproofing cloth, some people choose to do this while the solution is still warm and in liquid form, with a spray bottle. But they run the risk of shrinking and scalding their cloth. A petroleum oil-based mixture tends to cool quickly, too, and can turn into paste within minutes. So better to cool it completely, and apply with a rag or brush in wax form.
  5. Wipe the excess off the edges and seams of your gear.
  6. Heat with a heat gun or hair dryer set on high. If not, put it aside for 24 hours to allow the wax to set and cure. You’ll see the color of your material turn one or two shades darker.
  7. Store the remaining wax in a sealed container. (If it has cooled completely into a hard wax, reheat it so you can pour it into the container.)

Story continues below video

SOME TIPS

  1. If you’re using linseed, go for boiled linseed oil, which has quick-drying agents. The recommended solution is one part melted beeswax, one part turpentine, and half part linseed oil, all in fluid measurements.
  2. If you want your solution to be a softer, creamier paste, use less beeswax and more oil/s. But note that more wax makes for a higher waterproofing capacity.
  3. For best results, apply multiple coats. But be sure to dry and cure your material sufficiently in between applications.
  4. Work in an open, well-ventilated area since the ingredients are flammable. For extra precaution, wear gloves and safety goggles.
  5. The best time to do your waterproofing would be on a warm, sunny day.

What advice do you have on waterproofing? Share your tips in the section below:

Learn How To ‘Live Off The Land’ With Just Your Gun. Read More Here.

The Importance of Rest in the Back Country

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I was fairly new to the business and eager to make connections and keep clients happy by being available when they needed me. I had already booked a project and now a different client was contacting me for a different project all together. The first job would end about 3 a.m. and the second one begin about 7 a.m. that same morning. I was young and full of myself, so I agreed to do the second one. Needless to say, I was a wreck. I couldn’t think clearly, I was moving slowly and I was caught dozing off a couple of times. Not a good way to keep a client happy.

That little experience is not unusual. People are doing it all the time, with reckless abandon, and getting into fatal accidents.

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The Importance of Rest in the Back Country

I was fairly new to the business and eager to make connections and keep clients happy by being available when they needed me. I had already booked a project and now a different client was contacting me for a different project all together. The first job would end about 3 a.m. and the second one begin about 7 a.m. that same morning. I was young and full of myself, so I agreed to do the second one. Needless to say, I was a wreck. I couldn’t think clearly, I was moving slowly and I was caught dozing off a couple of times. Not a good way to keep a client happy.

That little experience is not unusual. People are doing it all the time, with reckless abandon, and getting into fatal accidents.

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The Importance of Rest in the Back Country

I was fairly new to the business and eager to make connections and keep clients happy by being available when they needed me. I had already booked a project and now a different client was contacting me for a different project all together. The first job would end about 3 a.m. and the second one begin about 7 a.m. that same morning. I was young and full of myself, so I agreed to do the second one. Needless to say, I was a wreck. I couldn’t think clearly, I was moving slowly and I was caught dozing off a couple of times. Not a good way to keep a client happy.

That little experience is not unusual. People are doing it all the time, with reckless abandon, and getting into fatal accidents.

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A Crisis of Freedom-Vault 7 and TSA Expansion of Groping and Molestation-Part 1

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Todd Sepulveda of Prepper Website and the new Prepper Website Podcast is on the show today. We discuss the continued assault against freedom. We encourage Americans to write President Trump to demand reform of the TSA and end the massive intrusions of the surveillance state.

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Basics of Soil Enrichment

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Basics of Soil Enrichment If you want to produce seriously nutritious food it all starts with your soil. One of the most important aspects of gardening is revitalizing that soil every single year. If you have a great year of growing and produce tons of fresh vegetables your soil is tired. Its going to need …

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IKEA Off-Grid Tiny House for $1100

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IKEA Off-Grid Tiny House for $1100   Things are getting so cool now. This house is real and its solar powered for up to 4 hours a day. It comes with the solar panels. This is an absolute amazing find. The article takes a detailed look at this option. This is about the best option …

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Thousands Fleeing Cities for Coming Apocalypse

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Thousands Fleeing Cities for Coming Apocalypse Reality is truly more terrifying than fiction. There is a mass exodus happening all across American and its very real. Whether this is a fight against centralization or an understanding of the threats that could be in Americans near future, something is causing Americans to run from the cities. …

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Create a Simple Farady Cage

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Create a Simple Farady Cage The EMP is still a substantial threat to our society. A government report was published only a few years ago that detailed the effects of an EMP on much of the infrastructure in our country. Water, food production, electricity and transportation are some of the most important services that would …

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Archery: Benefits of Different Types of Bows

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The different types of bows and their benefits are must-know knowledge for every bow hunter. Why? Because every bow is different and it is important that you know which one will be more effective for your needs. If you’re not sure which type of bow is right for you, read this article in its entirety to gain more knowledge essential to all bow hunters.

There are four main types of bows: recurve bow, longbow, crossbow, and compound bow. If you are a bow hunter, you would know that there are small, albeit significant differences between these bows. Moreover, you should know that there are types of bows more appropriate for hunting certain types of animals.

Recurve bow Recurve Bow

Recurve bows have a unique curved shape that allows the hunter to store and deliver a higher amount of energy in the bow than other types. Thus, it allows for increased speed of the arrows when shooting.

This type of bow was used by our ancient ancestors who required a bow that shot fast arrows but did not put a heavy burden on the hunter, especially during circumstances where the terrain is unfavorable or when the user is on horseback. In modern hunting, this type of bow can be used but requires great skill and lots of practice to shoot accurately with it.

Benefits of the recurve bow:

  • The recurve bow can shoot faster and straighter arrows
  • It can be easily stored and transported due to its collapsible feature
  • They can train the hunter on accuracy and precision of shots without the help of bow sights or any other accessory except the eye
  • Recurve bows are generally more affordable and are great for beginner archers.

Recommended for:
If you are a bow hunter who’d like a bit more challenge and excitement, I recommend getting a recurve bow to practice your innate skills as an archer. Without sights, this will surely be put to the test. For bow hunters, this bow will also benefit you if you’re going to be hunting in rough terrain as well as thick brush. Moreover, I recommend this type of bow for beginners and also for those who are keen on target practice. Because of its affordability and features, it’s a great way to start out on the sport of archery before you move on to other types of bows.

 

Longbow Longbow

The longbow also dates back to ancient weaponry along with the recurve bow. It is simply composed of a slightly curved bow with narrow limbs and a height that is more than half of the archer. Not many hunters use the longbow because it requires more strength, as is more difficult to aim. Therefore, the longbow tends to have less speed and accuracy when shooting compared to other types of bows. Even so, a lot of traditionalists still use them.

 

Benefits of the longbow:

  • The longbow is lighter than other types of bows
  • It can be prepared more quickly for shooting
  • Longbows are quieter
  • They can cause less hand fatigue.

Recommended for:
Longbows are handy and light, and if you’re not aiming to shoot large and wild animals with it, it can be a great bow for hunting small ones. Furthermore, because longbows are more challenging to aim and shoot, you can use them to further enhance your skills as an archer.
If you also want to feel a bit more traditional and imagine yourself in ancient warfare, a longbow would do the trick, especially one that’s made of hardwood.

 

Crossbow Crossbow

We’ve seen crossbows in many action movies and TV shows. To briefly describe it; it is a horizontal bow attached to a gun-like handle that you can shoot with a trigger mechanism. It can be used for both target practice and hunting. Aside from looking cool, crossbows have a lot of benefits that you may not realize. As a bow hunter, you may be interested in what they have to offer.

 

Benefits of the crossbow:

  • A crossbow can be easily used by a hunter who is not too tall nor too strong because 1) a crossbow doesn’t have the same height as other bows, and 2) it can be drawn easily without using a lot of strength
  • The arrow can be drawn readily so you won’t need to do it before shooting
  • For some hunters, a crossbow can be easier to aim
  • It can also be easy to carry around
  • Crossbows can be braced against a pedestal for easier aiming (e.g. a rock).

Recommended for:
Crossbows have become a popular option for hunters who live for the chase. Because the crossbow would allow the user to be more mobile (unlike vertical bows), crossbow hunters can have an easier time running around and stalking their prey. If you have similar preferences and would like to have more mobility as well as easier portability and accuracy of the bow, why not try out a crossbow to see for yourself?

 

Compound bows Compound Bow

Compound bows are perhaps the most popular bows for both hunters and archers alike. Simply put, it is a type of bow that uses a levering system composed of cables and pulleys to bend the limbs of the bow. The stiffness of the bow caused by the levering system allows for more energy-efficient and more accurate shooting.

 

 

Benefits of the compound bow:

Recommended for:
I generally recommend this type of bow for all types of hunters and casual archers, too. Because of its great features that benefit both accuracy and ease of use, this type of bow is great for almost any type of purpose. If you also prefer on building your own bow, the compound bow can be a great starter for you to attach the accessories you prefer.

 

Conclusion

Not all bows are the same, so your preference and intended use will greatly matter when choosing a bow. Whether it be a new bow or your first bow, you need to put a lot of thought into it before buying one. If you’re still not sure, re-read this article and evaluate your intended purpose for the bow.

I hope you liked this article as much as you learned from it. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below. Do us a favor and share this with your archer friends as well. Thanks for reading!

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Growing a Robust Pantry

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Growing a Robust Pantry There is more to having a well stocked pantry than just buying a bunch of food and putting it on a shelf. A robust pantry has a healthy mix of home canned and store bought foods. A pantry is a revolving thing and though it can take a bit to start, …

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How to Build a Super Simple Compost Pile from Local Materials

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Here’s a simple compost pile design:

Unlike many of my composting experiments, this is a traditional compost pile of alternating layers of carboniferous and nitrogenous materials. The boundary is made from cut limbs hammered into the ground and woven about with palm fronds.

I also added homemade biochar to this compost pile to get it “charged” for future projects.

The C/N ratio in this pile should be about perfect with the greens and browns but if it doesn’t get hot enough I can always pour on some diluted urine to raise the nitrogen levels.

This simple compost pile can be set up anywhere in about an hour using local materials. I’ve done this in a cornfield before, cutting and chopping old stalks for the base, then adding on layers of greens and browns. Come back a few months later and harvest your compost!

Here’s a breakdown on the whole process.

How to Build a Simple Compost Pile with Local Materials

Step 1: Cut Stakes

I used sticks cut from some unidentified roadside nitrogen-fixing tree locals use as a windbreak.

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It’s a soft wood and easy to chop, but you can use anything you like from bamboo to oak to PVC. 4-5′ lengths are good, as you want the pile to reach at least 3′ tall and you need some stake depth to drive into the ground.

 

Step 2: Install Stakes and Put Down Rough Material

I had already cut up some rough material and thrown it down before putting in the stakes, but it’s better to put in the stakes first.

Simple ompost pile Step_1

Cornstalks, hedge trimmings and other rough materials filled with air pockets make a good compost pile foundation. In the case of this pile, I used chopped twigs and leaves from the nitrogen-fixing trees used for the stakes, some jasmine and hibiscus trimmings and a papaya tree.

Step 3: Weave the Sides

I can’t make a good basket, but I’m not bad at simple compost pile weaving.

Simple compost pile weaving the edges

The idea is to hold in the compost while still allowing some air through into the pile. This also supports the stakes. In a temperate climate you could replace the palm fronds with grape vines, tall grasses, cattails or other plant material.

Step 4: Add some Browns

Gotta get that carbon!

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As I state in the video, these leaves have a lot of dirt in them. That soil contains microbes which will help break everything down, so I didn’t bother adding a few shovelfuls of soil as I normally would when making a compost pile.

Step 5: Add some Greens (and Keep Layering!)

Get that nitrogen in there!

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Grass clippings are a really good compost pile starter – if you have them, use them.

Just keep laying greens and browns until you’ve made the pile nice and tall. You can also throw in biochar if you have it.

Simple_compost_pile_adding_biochar_to_compost

It won’t really help the composting process, but my hope is that it will be charged up with nutrients, bacteria and fungi as the pile rots.

Step 6: Water Well

This is important: composting uses a lot of water, so get some on at the beginning. If most of your materials are dry, you might want to water each layer as you build the pile. I was too lazy to do that so I soaked it from the top before finishing the final covering layer.

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Step 7: Cover the Pile

Covering the pile holds in heat and moisture. Sticking with my locally available materials, I used banana leaves.

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You can also use a tarp or just another layer of brown leaves. Compost really isn’t a finicky thing to make – it’s will work, even if you don’t do anything “right.”

It’s going to decay and become humus over time, hot or not, perfect ratios or not.

In a few months you can turn this pile over and sift out the good stuff – or just push it around over the garden bed beneath and get planting.

Get out there and get composting – a simple compost pile is all you need.

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An Every Day Carry Rock Star

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State Defeats Bill That Would Have Let Kids RIDE BICYCLES ALONE

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State Defeats Bill That Would Have Let Kids RIDE BICYCLES ALONE

Leaving a child unsupervised outside for a few minutes can still be illegal in Arkansas.

A state legislative committee rejected a bill this month that would have prevented parents from being charged with neglect for leaving a child outside alone.

According to the summary, Senate Bill 305 was designed to “protect a parent or guardian’s decision to grant his or her children unsupervised time to engage in activities that include without limitation playing outside, walking to school, bicycling, remaining briefly in a vehicle, and remaining at home.”

It was designed to prevent investigations of parents who leave children alone for short periods of time, Reason reported. The bill would have allowed a child to remain unsupervised in a car for 15 minutes “if the temperature inside the vehicle is not or will not become dangerously hot or cold.”

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“This just simply says that kids walking home from a park and kids being left in a car in good weather for a few minutes is not a criminal act,” the bill’s sponsor, Republican state Sen. Alan Clark (R-Hot Springs), said.

Despite that, the House Judiciary Committee rejected the legislation earlier this month after it had passed the Senate, Reason reported.

The bill was drafted by the Reason Foundation’s Adrian Moore, free-range kids advocate Lenore Skenazy, and Advance Arkansas Institute’s Dan Greenburg, with the help of attorneys.

“This is a bill to make sure my parents would not be criminals,” Scott said. “This is a parents’ rights bill. As a practical matter, this bill requires DHS (Department of Human Services) to close investigations of child maltreatment once they find there was no maltreatment.”

But Republican House Speaker Jeremy Gillam opposed the bill, noting it takes only 37 seconds to carjack a vehicle with a child inside.

Skenazy, in a Reason story, asserted that Gillam’s assertion is beside the point.

“Simply because something can happen does not mean that it is remotely likely to happen,” she wrote. “And as Clark proceeded to point out: If kids can be kidnapped in 37 seconds from a car, the same must hold true if they are allowed to ride their bikes, or walk home from the park on their own.”

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Caleb Taylor of The Arkansas Project argued:

If you make the assumption that any imaginable tragedy is sufficient reason to never allow kids to be left unattended by parents, public schools should close tomorrow. It’s possible to imagine that kids could be sexually abused or beaten by a school employee. Does that mean parents who send their kids to school everyday are bad parents? Obviously not.

The bill’s legislative findings asserted that parental coddling of children has had negative effects on kids.

“The alarming rise of obesity and diabetes in childhood is almost certainly linked to the insistence of parents and guardians on driving their children to school and activities instead of allowing their children to walk,” the bill stated. “As measured by incidences of mental health difficulties, today’s over-supervised youth experience more difficulties upon reaching adulthood than earlier generations.

“Earlier generations learned resilience by walking, bicycling, playing, helping out, and solving problems without constant adult intervention,” the legislation states.

The legislation was prompted by news stories about the arrests and investigation of parents for leaving children outside alone.

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Kenny Boy Testing Krill in Fukushima

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I found that Kenny Boy has been testing some krill and phytoplankton.
He says
In terms of potential biological impacts, radiation doses in marine organisms are generally dominated by the naturally occurring radionuclides 210Po (an alpha emitter) and 40K, even when organisms are exposed to anthropogenic radioactivity discharged to coastal waters (14). To be comparable just to doses from 210Po, 137Cs levels in fish would need to range from 300 to 12,000 Bqkg−1 dry weight, some 1–3 orders of magnitude higher than what we observed ≥30 km off Japan.
We know Po is dangerous to spies…..
Have you studied Po?    Is he making his comparison based on “energy deposited to a bag of water”
Quite a lot of studies on Marine Po

The concentrations of210Po and210Pb were determined in about 30 species of marine organisms collected mainly from the north-easterm region of Japan to know the levels and distributions of these radionuclides and to estimate their intake levels from marine foods.210Po and210Pb showed a wide range of concentration in species: 0.6–26 and 0.04–0.54 Bq/kg (wet wt) in fishes, 0.5–220 and 0.2–43 Bq/kg (wet wt) in molluscs, echinoderms and chordatas, and 2.8–4.3 and 0.4–1.3 Bq/kg (wet wt) in algae, respectively. Higher accumulation of210Po relative to210Pb was found in all of the samples analyzed. The intake levels of210Po and210Pb by marine foods consumption were roughly estimated to be 0.48–0.69 and 0.022–0.042 Bq/d per person, respectively, on the basis of the statistical data on the consumption of seafood and/or production rates of marine foods.

The most important CF pages are left off of the free review

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How To Deal With Common Worm Farm Pests

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Worm farming is a great family activity. It gets  your family engaged with nature and it produces some of the best vegetable fertilizer you will ever find. But if done improperly, it can be a magnet for a variety of pests – both big and small. The best pest control method you can take for…

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27 Ways To Prep When You’re Poor

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I’ve known many people who talk about prepping for disaster but never actually do it. Their reasons vary, but the reason I hear most often is, “It’s too expensive.” While it’s true that stocking up on supplies can cost a lot of money, that’s no reason to give up on prepping altogether. There are many […]

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Woods Update – Apr 2017

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Weather has improved dramatically. I’ve spent a little bit of time in the woods sorting out some more stuff.

Put down some bases in the new location for the bees. Hopefully this will be a better place than last time and that the bees will thrive. Will need to replenish my bee stock in the […]

A Prepper’s Guide to DIY Welding

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Having access to a welder means having one of the easiest and most time efficient ways to building or repairing something. Metal is more resilient than wood; and in a SHTF situation or TEOTWAWKI, scrap metal will most likely be plentiful. All you need is the welder and you are good to go. Wait, what do you mean you do not have one? It is time for your own industrial revolution with tips and tricks for a DIY welder.

Prepping for the Novice Welder

Because welding has a vast stretch of skill requirements, these tips are going to focus on the one safest for novice welders. This also means that many of the must-have components are going to be easy to acquire and not break the budget.

When prepping for a disaster, you should consider an electrical arc and generator combination unit. This is the simplest and faster means of having a welder on hand. All you would then need is a flux-core wire feed or stick welder to accompany it. Keep in mind that stick welders are inexpensive but are best for those with experience. TIG and MIG welders need shielding glass, which may be hard to come by, so you should only consider them if you have said welding helmet.

Now, if you need to make a DIY welder, here is one way:

The DIY Car Battery DC Welder

A quick caveat about the batteries: keep a constant watch over them so that they do not overheat. Lead-acid batteries may go into a discharge mode that is dangerous.

What you will need:

Jumper cables

A welding rod – recommended rods are 3/32” 6013 or the 1/8” 6011

Pliers

2-3 old car batteries — for a total of 24v or 36v

Directions:

  1. Take your pliers and bend the teeth of the alligator clip slightly forward. This will held with grasping the rod. Ties can help secure the clip to the rod. Since a high-amp current will be going through the rod, take all measures necessary to secure it.
  2. Acquire your batteries. These can come from a car, go-kart, golf cart, or anything with mid-sized batteries. Line them up side-by-side. The batteries need to be wired by putting one positive end of the middle battery to the negative end of an outside battery. Next round, take the negative of the middle battery and connect it to the positive of the remaining outside battery.
  3. The open positive gets to be the ground clamp and is attached to the metal sheet.
  4. Time for the final lead (should be one negative remaining on a battery). Connect the end of that cable to the electrode.
  5. Secure the work, because you will be striking the rod against it like a match. It should flare.
  6. You may be inclined to jump backwards, but do not drop the rod.

It will take some practice to perfect the striking technique, but that is how you use car batteries to make a welder.

If you want to see a video, check out a how-to on Youtube.

There are other ways to fabricate a DIY welder, but judging on the situation you may not be able to find all of the required goods. Batteries, however, a generally in supply, as well as wire and scrap metal. The other option is, as stated previously, to buy a generator and connect a welder to that.

When it is TEOTWAWKI, having the ability to weld is going to be a huge advantage for survivalists. You can repair damages to your shelter or make fortifications that would otherwise be unavailable to you. Do not hesitate to begin preparations now. You never know when you are going to have to break out the car batteries for some welding.

Brian – Founder of ProWelderGuide.com

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GroBucket: Turn Any 5-Gallon Bucket Into Self-Watering Container (video)

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I’ve seen other self-watering container ideas (and even tried one) in the past and, for the most part, they’re a useful tool if you’re short on space or just want to use buckets for gardening. This particular GroBucket is similar to others in general design but the inclusion of a water level (assuming it survives beyond … Continue reading “GroBucket: Turn Any 5-Gallon Bucket Into Self-Watering Container (video)”

The Hack-Proof Email Service That NSA Doesn’t Want You To Use

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The Hack-Proof Email Service That NSA Doesn’t Want You To Use

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Technology is already confusing, but sometimes it can just get downright daunting.

Especially these days, between the little microphones in TVs and the GPS in our smartphones, it’s easy to feel like there’s just no possibility of getting a little privacy. However, I’d have to disagree on two points.

First, Hollywood’s portrayal of tech/spy agencies is bogus. (Consider those rooms that are full of intimidating computers, making it look like their in-house hacking staff has your profile on screen as we speak — and they’re sending a strike team to reprimand you for that Facebook comment). In reality, their jobs are probably quite a bit less theatrical.

Secondly, these agencies are by no means omniscient, as they depend on the very same technologies that they attempt to exploit. Sure, they might have access to supercomputers, but even those still can’t crack a good encryption or open a bitcoin wallet without the password. You can, in fact, communicate private and confidential information over email, and the NSA couldn’t even touch it if they wanted to. There are many ways to accomplish this, but in my opinion, ProtonMail is the best by far.

ProtonMail: The Swiss Email Account

To its most basic definition, ProtonMail is a service that provides a secure server which houses email inboxes that run by default on ironclad end-to-end encryption and account anonymity. Because the system was designed in such a way that the email was encrypted by the sender’s device and only decrypted by the recipient’s device, even ProtonMail couldn’t see what the email said. Why? Because it’s Greek to them. Their servers are flowing with private, secure emails consisting of encrypted mumbo-jumbo. Sure, the NSA could try to break in … but that would be pointless. And that’s not all …

Founded in 2013, ProtonMail is based in Switzerland. Yes, the country that enjoys a good belly laugh whenever they receive a subpoena from other nations to snoop around.

Features & Other Goodies

But just because ProtonMail is based in Switzerland doesn’t mean you have to be super-rich in order to open an account. It’s free (and open source). And let’s not forget …

  • Protonmail offers totally anonymous accounts.
  • Its security capabilities are years ahead of the NSA.
  • It was created and built by an international group of scientists.
  • Its servers are housed under “1,000 meters of solid rock.”
  • Email accounts are easy to use with a gorgeously modern design.

On their own About page, they share their reasons behind the creation of this privacy fortress in the mountains of Europe:

“We are scientists, engineers, and developers drawn together by a shared vision of protecting civil liberties online. This is why we created ProtonMail, an easy to use secure email service with built-in end-to-end encryption and state of the art security features. Our goal is to build an internet that respects privacy and is secure against cyberattacks.”

Yeah, But Really?

February 2017 was an eventful month for the technologically savvy and privacy conscious, as Wikileaks dumped another motherlode affectionately known as Vault7. What did we learn? Well, lots. But in relation to the topic of ProtonMail, we learned that U.S. spy agencies would still have never been able to penetrate the big PM (nor other end-to-end communication services, like Whatsapp). And unless they use a keylogger — basically cheating by peeking at what buttons your fingers are pushing — they’re just plain old out of luck.

According to Warwick Ashford in Computer Weekly, “After an in-depth analysis, we can confirm that none of the [WikiLeaks] disclosures indicate any compromise of the core cryptography that underpins ProtonMail and other popular encrypted services.”

What Have I to Hide?

Services like ProtonMail are invaluable for individuals who work overseas in hostile zones with tyrant regimes — not to mention, it’s perfect for private investigators, journalists, whistleblowers and getting around monitors from within non-government organizations. It’s also good for people who don’t want Google (or any other company) marketing to them through their emails. There are actually quite a few reasons to encrypt your comms, but fortunate for us, there’s ProtonMail.

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Thoughts On What A Collapse Might Look Like | episode 143

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Thoughts On What A Collapse Might Look Like | episode 143

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This week Mike returns and we talk about what a collapse might look like. 

Neither of us sees zombie apocalypse happening. And a real collapse is much scarier in many ways. 

Many preppers think that a collapse will mean that the government will close doors and go away. 

This is as far from the truth as possible. The government in its death throws will become a totalitarian one. 

They will use all of its might and power against We The People. 

They might very well pull out of the most rural areas. While holding the cities in its grip. 

In the type of collapse we talk about in this episode there are two ways to live. 

You either work the system or don’t get caught breaking the laws. 

Outright rebellion will meet the full force of the united state’s Military. 

We go over some strategies for both on how to survive. And most likely you will have to do a little of both to make it by. 

We make it known that we have no tolerance for lone wolf dirtbags. The ones who say they plan to murder their neighbors and steal from them. They are not preppers and are the worst scum. 

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  • Real Collapse vs Zombie      
  • Not the gov going away 
  • The gov getting worse
  • working withing the system
  • being sneaky sneaky
  • Inside animals, quail, insects
  • Wildcrafting, foraging
  • Bitcoins to hide money
  • Barter and pay cash

 

 

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How to catch fish!

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How to catch fish! Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below! How to catch… Like actually catch fish the next time you go fishing. Fishing is one of my favorite past times. It gets you outside with friend and family. It lets you enjoy the beauty and peace of spending time on the water. … Continue reading How to catch fish!

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Watergate… Obama Style

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In 1972 Watergate, one of the biggest scandals in American political history hit Washington.

President Nixon had ordered wiretapping of his political opponents, for what turned out to be purely political reasons. His operatives, who weren’t government employees were caught, and accused the president as part of a plea bargain.

The result of this boondoggle was Richard Nixon resigning from the presidency, in order to avoid being the second president to be impeached.

Of course, the media had a real hay day with Nixon’s scandal, giving birth to what then became known as “investigative journalism.”

Every reporter who graduated from college wanted to be the next one to break the story on a major scandal. For a few decades our politicians had to walk a narrow line, keeping any unsavory activities from coming to the attention of the media.

But the times, as they say, have changed. Today’s media is mostly part of the progressive-liberal movement, pushing our nation’s politics more and more into socialism and a one-world government.

As such, they’ve become the de facto propaganda arm of the Democrat Party, even if they aren’t listed as the propaganda arm de jure.

Mainstream Media and the Progressives 

The mainstream media sees it as their job to help progressives accomplish their agenda. As such, they are probably the group most responsible for dividing the nation. Rather than being the conveyors of truth and information that they used to be, they have redefined “truth” to mean the liberal agenda and anything that doesn’t agree with it as being “fake news.”

They’ve done this on climate change, they did it during Obama’s presidency, they did it during the 2016 elections and now they’re working overtime to do it in Trump’s presidency.

There are two ways in which the mainstream media lies to us. The first is by telling us an untruth; something they have made up or which they are party to someone else making up. Such has been the case of their reporting of mass shootings. Every time there is a mass shooting, they immediately begin the narrative of how some nut-job conservative went nuts again. Yet once the facts come out, it is found that it was a liberal who pulled the trigger.

Of course, this goes far beyond gun control, hitting every area that affects our nation. One of their favorite weapons is the classic liberal weapon of name calling.

Throughout the presidential campaign, they characterized Donald Trump as a racist, sexist, homophobe, islamophobe who was going to take the rights away from women, minorities and the LGBT community.

The other way they lie to us is by concealing the truth. They focus huge amounts of airtime on outrageous stories that really don’t matter, in order to hide what’s really going on. During Obama’s tenure, this would most likely be hiding something bad that Obama was doing, in which case they were protecting Obama.

Now that Trump is in office, they are making sure not to report anything good that is happening, so that they can avoid having anything to do with making Trump look good.

So now we have the latest chapter in the story of media misreporting. On one side, they’ve been hammering the fake news story of Trump’s supposed ties to Russia, while ignoring Hillary Clinton’s very clear ties to them.

The Russian Story

The whole Russian story started out of two things. Trump made a joking comment in one of his campaign speeches, asking the Russians to release Hillary’s 30,000 missing e-mails, if they had them. Shortly thereafter, Wikileaks started posting Hillary’s e-mails, as well as those of her campaign manager and top Democrat Party officials.

Those e-mails gave us a true and accurate picture of the inner workings of the Democrat Party, showing the corruption that is a daily part of Democrat political life. Yet somehow, that story never really broke. The e-mails are still sitting there, but nobody is really talking about them. In this case, nobody includes the main conservative news sites too.

The second root goes back to the Cold War. For decades, starting just after the end of World War II, the Russians were the bogeymen of the world. Countless books and movies portrayed them as the bad guys.

While that image has faded some, Vladimir Putin’s charming way of threatening his neighbors, such as attacking Ukraine and taking back the Crimea, has brought the bogeyman image back out of the closet. Coupled with Trump’s statement about the Russians, the media had their story and they ran with it.

For almost a year now, we’ve been being told by the mainstream media that Trump was in collusion with the Russian bogeyman. That escalated with the various Wikileaks dumps, increased as the campaign drew near and went right over the top with Trump’s win.

Since the election, the progressive-liberal left, along with their media lapdogs, have been pushing the narrative that the Russians hacked the election, all to spoil Hillary’s campaign and allow their best friend, Donald Trump, to win the election.

Let’s get a couple of things straight here.

First of all, Trump isn’t best buddies with Putin. About the closest thing he’s said that even sounds anything like that was that he wanted to work together with Russia for world peace. That’s something he should have said. Two of the world’s most powerful countries should work together for peace, as well as for defeating terrorism. As president, if he refused to speak with them, he would be remiss in his duties.

Secondly, Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of Wikileaks, has come out clearly stating that the e-mails that were posted on his organization’s website didn’t come from the Russians, but rather from leaks in the Clinton campaign office and the offices of the Democrat Party.

So, it’s clear that what the Democrats are claiming didn’t happen. Even so, Democrats are sticking to their story, refusing to accept that Trump won the election honestly.

But the narrative that Democrats are pushing is much more sinister than the reality would be, even if the reality they claim were true. By saying that the Russian’s “hacked the election,” they’re clearly implying that the Russians somehow changed the outcome of the elections by getting into the election computers. In other words, the implication they are pushing is that the Russians committed voter fraud, even though they didn’t.

This is a tricky bit of misinformation that the Democrats and their medial allies are pushing. Their only factual point of reference is the e-mails that were given to Wikileaks. So the claim is that Russia hacked into the necessary computers to gain access to those e-mails and then turned them over to Wikileaks.

The way they are stating the story makes it out to be a much bigger and more nefarious Russian involvement than that.

Even if the Russians did what the Democrats claim they did, all they would be doing is exposing the Democrat’s own words. Why should they be bothered by that? They love to jump on Republican words and twist them out of recognition in an effort to make the speaker out to be bad.

But nobody has changed one word of their own e-mails, just laid them out for all to see.

Everything Changed on March 4th

On March 4th Trump tweeted that Obama had wiretapped his phone lines. No longer could the media run around slandering Donald Trump, they had to circle their wagons and protect Obama. Their fair-haired boy was in trouble and so they rushed to his defense.

Video first seen on New York Daily News.  

I’ll have to say, this was a masterful tweet by Trump. In one short message, he changed the entire narrative, putting his enemies on the defense. If one was writing a book on warfare, this could serve as a prime example of taking the initiative away from the enemy.

Obama’s spokesperson quickly came out with a response, saying that Obama didn’t wiretap Trump’s phone lines, nor did anyone else in the White House. It was the standard denial one would expect, but masterfully written nonetheless. Without denying that the event had happened, he declared before America and the world, that Trump was lying. It was the classic effective lie, one with just enough truth in it, so as to seem truthful.

But while Obama and the White House didn’t actually attach wires to Trump’s phone lines, it’s clear that someone had been listening in on Trump’s team, specifically listening in on conversations between Trump team members and people who were in the employ of the Russians.

Herein is something else I need to clarify. The term “wiretapping” has changed through the years. Originally, it referred to physical wires, attached to physical phone lines, allowing others to listen in on what were supposed to be private conversations.

But things have changed. Our technology has increased by several orders of magnitude since that time. So today, wiretapping doesn’t mean the same thing that it did back then. Today, if the FBI or some other law-enforcement agency wants to listen in on those conversations, and can get a warrant allowing them to do so, it’s all handled at the phone company.

Of course, they could just go to the NSA, who records every bit of electronic communications in the world. But for some reason, the FBI doesn’t do that. Instead, they go to the FISA court for a warrant and then do the wiretap themselves, probably with the aid of the local phone company.

That’s what happened in Trump Tower. The FBI first went to the FISA Court for a warrant, naming four members of Trump’s team. That warrant was rightly denied. So they went back with a fresh request, leaving the names of Trump’s team members off the request. That time the court granted them the warrant, as there was no reason not to do so.

So, the electronic surveillance in Trump towers was at least marginally legal. The pretext involved a Russian bank, which had offices in the tower. Whether or not their lines were actually wiretapped is irrelevant, it seems that they weren’t the real target anyway. The target was team Trump.

Up to this point, everything the FBI did was legal. They were following orders given to them by superior authority. They got the warrant they needed, to make their actions legal. It’s what happened after that which became illegal.

Video first seen on ANN Portal

On January 12th, Obama issued Executive Order 12333, which amongst other things, changed the dissemination of intelligence information containing the names of American citizens. Before that, the names of Americans had to be eliminated in intelligence information, before it was disseminated.

The new E.O. which came out the month before Obama’s term ended, allows dissemination of American names picked up in electronic surveillance to be shared with all 16 intelligence agencies.

What that means is that if we assume that the FBI followed the law and only wiretapped the Russian bank that they got the warrant to surveil, picking up the names or the voices of Trump team members was merely incidental. In other words, it wasn’t part of their investigation. Yet that information, which could be highly damaging to the Americans in question, was widely disseminated throughout our nation’s intelligence agencies.

Chances are extremely high that the information made its way into the hands of at least a few Obama supporters; either people who were his political appointees or simply Democrats who voted for him. Either way, it made it into the hands of people who had the ability and the opportunity to use it for political purposes, rather than what it was supposed to be for.

And so, information about conversations between Trump team members and Russians made it into the hands of the Democrat’s lapdogs, the mainstream media. They reported gleefully about Trump’s ties to Russia and more specifically about his National Security Advisor, General Flynn, having lied to Congress about his contacts with Russians. Their source for all these accusations? An anonymous source. Not exactly the most reliable source to use, I’d say.

Of course, the media is now denying that they got any classified information from the intelligence community, even though they themselves reported that they did, just a few months ago. Not only that, but they reported that they knew that Obama’s administration had spied on Trump. They themselves made the case to back up what Trump said in his Twitter post of March 4th.

Here is where we find the true scandal. Whoever gave that information to the media, broke the law. While we can’t at this time say that they did so at the orders of the former president, they certainly did so to please him.

Whether Obama himself knew that it was done or whether he said it should be done is something we will probably never know. But it was clearly done for his benefit, not for Trump’s.

For that matter, it wasn’t done for the benefit of the country. If anything, it was done to harm the country, more than just to harm Trump and his team. At a minimum, that borders on treason, if it can’t be proven to truly be a treasonous act.

If we ever needed proof of the corruption in the Democrat Party and in Obama’s Administration, we now have it. The question is, what is going to be done about it?

This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia. 

References:

http://nypost.com/2017/04/02/the-watergate-sized-scandals-rocking-the-trump-and-obama-administration/

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/03/04/donald-trump-wire-tap-barack-obama-tweet-trump-tower

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446415/susan-rice-unmasking-trump-campaign-members-obama-administration-fbi-cia-nsa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_12333

Sulfa as a Survival Antibiotic

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Fish Sulfa Forte = Bactrim/Septra

In survival settings, it’s reasonable to assume that you’ll be performing activities that aren’t part of your routine in normal times, like, say, chopping wood for fuel. When you’re doing chores to which you’re not accustomed, injuries can occur. Of course, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Using protective eyewear, gloves, and boots may prevent an injury that could become life-threatening off the grid.

It might be difficult to envision that a simple cut could turn lethal, but in survival, many of these wounds are “dirty”; that is, they’re contaminated with bacteria or other microbes. Today, the use of drugs called antibiotics can nip infections in the bud. in any situation where modern medicine isn’t available, however, these wounds can become problematic. If an infection enters the bloodstream (a condition called “septicemia”), things can go downhill quickly.  

A while ago, I did a series of articles and videos on antibiotics, and talked about popular drugs like amoxicillin, doxycycline, Cipro and others that you can find in aquarium and avian versions. Available in capsules and tablets that are essentially identical to those provided for human use (even down to identification numbers), the wise medic should have some of these tools in the medical woodshed for when the you-know-what hits the fan.

Quick disclaimer: This doesn’t mean that you should be using them in normal times. Remember that it’s illegal and punishable by law to practice medicine without a license. If modern medical professionals exist, seek them out.

Today we’ll talk about a family of antibiotic called sulfonamides, or sulfa drugs. Sulfonamides act to inhibit an enzyme involved in folate synthesis, an important part of the production of bacterial DNA. Sulfonamides are bacteriostatic, which means that they don’t directly kill bacteria. They do, however, significantly inhibit growth and multiplication, which leads to eventual elimination of bacteria from the body.

Sulfonamides were available even before Penicillin, and are credited with saving the lives of tens of thousands during WWII, including that of Winston Churchill. Soldier’s first aid kits even came with sulfa pills or powder.

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Bird Sulfa

A specific version, Sulfamethoxazole 400mg/Trimethoprim 80mg (veterinary equivalent: Bird- Sulfa or Fish-Sulfa) is a combination of two medications in the Sulfa family. This drug is well-known in the U.S. by its brand names Bactrim and Septra. Our British friends may recognize it by the name Co-Trimoxazole. The two antibiotics work synergistically, which means that, together, they are stronger in their effect than alone.

Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim is effective in the treatment of the following:

·        Some upper and lower respiratory infections (chronic bronchitis and pneumonia)

·        Kidney and bladder infections

·        Ear infections in children

·        Cholera

·        Intestinal infections caused by E. coli and Shigella bacteria (a cause of dysentery)

·        Skin and wound infections, including MRSA

·        Traveler’s diarrhea

·        Acne

The usual dosage in adults is sulfamethoxazole 800-mg/Trimethoprim 160mg twice a day for most of the above conditions for 10 days (5 days in traveler’s diarrhea).

The recommended dose for pediatric patients with urinary tract infections or acute otitis media (ear infection) is  40 mg/ kg sulfamethoxazole and 8mg/kg trimethoprim per 24 hours, given in two divided doses every 12 hours, for 10 days. 1 kilogram equals 2.2 pounds. This medication should not be used in infants 2 months old or younger.

In rat studies, the use of this drug was seen to cause birth defects; therefore, it is not used during pregnancy.

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Silvadene cream

Another sulfa drug, Sulfadiazine, is combined with Silver to make Silvadene, a cream useful for aiding the healing process in skin wounds and burns. Cover completely twice a day.

Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim and other Sulfonamides are well known to cause allergic reactions in some individuals. These reactions to sulfa drugs are almost as common as Penicillin allergies, and usually manifest as rashes, hives, and/or nausea and vomiting. Worse reactions, however, can cause blood disorders as well as severe skin, liver, and pancreatic damage. Those with conditions relating to these organs should avoid the drug.

Although an allergy to Sulfa drugs may be common, it is not the same allergy as to Penicillin. Those allergic to Penicillin can take Sulfa drugs, although it’s possible to be allergic to both.

It’s important to understand that antibiotics aren’t candy: they must be used wisely and only when absolutely necessary. The overuse of antibiotics (mostly in livestock) is responsible for an epidemic of antibiotic resistance. Having them in your medical storage, however, can prevent the medic from experiencing headaches, and heartaches, if things go South.

Joe Alton, MD aka Dr. Bones

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Review: 10 in 1 Paracord EDC Keychain with Waterproof Pill Bottle from SurvivalHax.com

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How To Define A Safe Distance At Nuclear Explosion

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Atomic blast is one of the main adverse factors. Depending on in what environment atomic blast appears and spreads, whether it is air, water or soil, it is called wind blast, air blast and seismic explosion wave accordingly.

A wind blast is an area of an air abrupt contraction spreading around and above from the center of the explosion with hypersonic speed. Having a high level of energy, an atomic blast is capable of defeating people, destroying buildings, equipment, military hardware and other objects at significant distances from the place of explosion.

Nature of pressure changing in the space point when an air blast goes through. As soon as an atomic blast reaches a certain space point, pressure and temperature become higher shortly, air begins to spread in an atomic blast direction. With time passing by, the pressure becomes lower and becomes equal to atmospheric. Further pressure decreasing causes exhaustion. At the time, air begins moving in the direction of the explosion. Usually, the action time of an atomic blast in phase of exhaustion is not taken into consideration as long as its importance is rather secondary.

Apart from the specified parameters, an atomic blast is characterized with front propagation velocity, air speed in pressure shock front, temperature of air in pressure shock front, ram air pressure in pressure shock front.

At surface burst, an atomic blast is shaped as hemisphere with center in the spot of explosion of nuclear weapon.

At air blast, reaching out the surface of earth, bounced back off it. the shape of the front is similar to hemisphere with the center in the spot, which is a mirror reflection of the explosion spot related to the surface of earth. Damage is caused by direct and indirect effect of air blast. Affecting exposed personnel, an atomic blast is able to damage like practice shell or air bomb would do at significantly bigger distances. Character and degree of damage depend on differential pressure, a position of a person at the very moment and its protection level. Depending upon differential pressure of a trauma under the impact of the blast, the waves are subdivided into light, average and heavy.

Damage of equipment and military machines after repulsion (on impact with soil) can be more significant than from direct effect of an atomic effect. Tanks receive weak damage such as antenna, headlights and other outdoor equipment breakdown. Weak damage of the tanks happens under a pressure of 0;3—0,5 kgf/cm2 while total damage under a pressure of 10—20 kgf/cm2. Pieces of artillery get average damage under a pressure of 0,4— 0,7 kgf/cm2 and are totally destroyed under a pressure of 2— 10 kgf/cm2. The least tolerant of the atomic blast are planes, helicopters and rockets. They can go to rack and ruin under a pressure of 0,1—0,3 kgf/cm2.

At explosion of neuronal ammunition, equipment and military machines, which have electronic facilities and relay ladder logic system, go to rack and ruin as a result of transistors, diodes and other elements under the impact of radiation damage.

If to take into account that at the air blast the safe distance for unshielded man is /?, km ( 2.5), personnel assets located in fortifications will not be damaged over a distance 2/3/?. Covering trench decreases the radius of damage effect in 2 times and dug-out shelter in 3 times. Military personnel located underground at a depth of more than 10 meters is not affected even if the place underground is in the epicenter of an atomic blast.

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Why I Celebrate the Festival of Passover & What It Means To Me

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     The Festival of Passover will begin on the evening of Monday, April 10 and will conclude at evening on Tuesday, April 18.  Within these Holy days, God ordained the Feast of Pesach, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the Feast of Fruitfruits — all in commemoration of what He did in delivering the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt AND as a foreshadowing of the work He would do through His Son, Jesus Christ, in delivering us out of a life of bondage to sin. Within these eight days of Passover, Jesus was crucified, buried, and resurrected, and each Feast speaks of Him and His redemptive work on our behalf.
     And yes, God ordained these Feast Days, and they are His Holy Days, not just Jewish holidays, as the Church has mistakenly believed. In Leviticus 23, God proclaimed them as My Feasts and that they would be a perpetual statute among all your generations in all your dwelling places.  And because we are the spiritual descendants of Abraham, these Feasts not only have meaning to us, but I believe that we are to celebrate them, too.  After all, Abraham is the “father” of our faith, and as Galatians 3:29 says, If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. 
     But I want us to understand that God consecrated these specific holidays; set them apart as times to remember what He has done, what He continues to do, and what He will complete at the end of this Age.  Therefore, it is important that we know what each Feast Day means and what it tells us about the God we serve.

     The eight days that make up the Festival of Passover actually incorporate three separate Feasts, all under the umbrella of “the Feast of Passover”. The first day of the Festival, and the first of the Feasts, is called Pesach, which means “spare” or “exempt” in Hebrew, and which our English Bibles translate as “pass over”.  Therefore, it has become known as the Feast of Passover in our time.
     It is the foundation of all three Feasts, and commemorates the Lord’s direction to the Israelites to sacrifice an unblemished and spotless lamb, applying it’s blood to the side doorposts and top lentil of each home. [It is important to note, that this application made the motion of the Cross]. The Lord promised to pass over homes where the blood of the lamb had been applied.  The lambs were the substitutes for the people, sparing them [and saving them] from death and judgment by the Lord.  Each house marked by the blood of the lamb would be a haven of salvation, a place safe from the judgment that was about to come upon Egypt. Those Egyptian homes, where there was no application of the blood, would suffer the judgment of the Angel of Death at Midnight.
     We know the rest of this story… the Israelites were spared, while the first born in every Egyptian home died that night, causing Pharaoh to issue a decree that the Israelites be released and allowed to leave.  For the Jewish people, the focus of the Passover observance is remembering YHWH’s deliverance of Israel out of Egypt. “Remember” — that is the key word for this celebration.
     For us Christians, who are Abraham’s seed of the New Covenant, the Feast of Passover is a call to remember the Redemption we have received through Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.  He is our Passover who takes away the sin of the world.  We are redeemed with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. Just as the first Passover proved to be the Power of God to release the children of Israel from their bondage in Egypt, Jesus is the Power of God to release us from the penalty of our sin into Repentance, His love, Life, and Freedom and Liberty. Jesus IS the manifestation of the Passover Lamb, and He was crucified on the Feast of Passover.
     The second feast of the Passover Festival is the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which lasts seven days.  Historically, it is a call to remember the quick exodus from Egypt, when the Israelites were instructed to make bread without leaven (yeast) because they didn’t have time to wait for it to rise. In addition, yeast, or leaven, in the Bible always referred to any corrupting influence in the nation of Israel.  In this instance, God was telling them to leave behind the unholy influences of Egypt — the worship of false Egyptian gods, and the rituals and traditions that had corrupted Israel’s relationship with their God during their 430 years of captivity. They were to spend that week in worship and reflection for what God had done for them, and for their relationship with Him that they were privileged to know.  They were to remove any leaven [or sin] that was corrupting their present  relationship; it was to be a time of absolute separation from leaven in any form.
     For today’s Christian, this time is a Call to Purity, to an “Unleavened” life.  Jesus knew no sin, nor was any deceit found in Him.  He was unblemished and spotless.  He was made sin for us so that we could be made the righteousness of God in Him.  For us, it is a time to call to mind what God has done in each of our lives.  We should each have a personal testimony of God’s salvation and our relationship to Him.  As we reflect on how He has delivered us from sin, we can ask His help in removing any leaven from our life that is separating us from Him.  The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a time of renewal and revival in our daily lives.
      The third feast of this Holy Festival is the Feast of Firstfruits.  This feast occurs during the week of Unleavened Bread on the Sabbath after Passover.  In the Old Covenant, it acknowledged the Lord as the giver of the harvest, and commemorated Adam’s son, Abel, bringing the first of his flock as an offering to the Lord.  It was an expression of dependence on [and gratitude to] the Lord.  Offering the first fruits of the harvest [whether grain or livestock] was a way of sanctifying the entire harvest to the Lord, seeking the blessing of God on the harvest so that it could be used and enjoyed by Israel as its people lived out their lives as the people of God. It was a way of connecting to God, and seeking His fruitfulness over the entire harvest as it grew to maturity.  It all belonged to Him and was a gift from Him.  In essence, it was a harvest celebration, but it was more as we will see.
     As Christians, this Feast speaks volumes of Christ as the first of God’s Harvest of souls and is a shadow of what Christ has done and the promises He has yet to do. The Feast of Firstfruits points to Christ and His redemptive work. First of all, Jesus’s resurrection occurred on the very day of the celebration of the Feast of Firstfruits.  He is the offering presented to the Heavenly Father as the first fruit of the harvest.  But just as important, He is the guarantee that more resurrections will follow.  In His first fruits offering, we see the blessing and the setting apart [or sanctifying] of the entire harvest to the Father, and a preview of what the resurrection will be like for every Believer.  Because He overcame death and lives today, every born-again follower of Christ is connected to Him and His power.
     The Feast of Firstfruits is the call to remember our hope of Resurrection.  Christ is the  first fruits of the resurrection and a living hope for all of us!  We have hope in knowing that we will be resurrected into eternal life with Him in the future.  But for now, we have the hope in His resurrection power in our daily lives.  The very power that raised Jesus from the dead, lives in us now, in the person of the Holy Spirit. And by celebrating the Feast of Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the Feast of Firstfruits, it is a call to remember all that my God has done in my life, and promises to do today, and into eternity.  He has provided a way for me to be delivered from the bondage of sin; to live a life of righteousness and holiness; and to call upon the power that is my salvation in order to effect this world until He returns and I am resurrected into His perfection for eternity.
     There is a fullness and expectancy that accompanies the celebration of the Festival of Passover.  It is Biblical and it is holy.  It is a remembrance of things God has already accomplished for us and a hope of what is to come.  I know that this is all new for us Christians, but I truly believe that it is pleasing to God when we make the effort to follow His command to celebrate His ordained Feasts.
     It doesn’t have to be elaborate or follow the Jewish rituals.  Our Home Church will gather together on the Sabbath day of April 15th to honor all three Feasts, sharing a feast of lamb, unleavened bread, and bitter herbs (in the form of horseradish) as detailed in Exodus 12:8.  We will share in other favorite dishes and the four cups of wine that were featured in Jesus’s last Passover meal to commemorate the promises God made to the Israelites … the Cup of Sanctification – ( I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will free you from their bondage); the Cup of Judgment — (I will rescue you with an outstretched arm, and by mighty acts of judgment); the Cup of Redemption (I will take you to Me for a people). At the last Passover Supper, Yeshua took this third cup, and said, “This is my blood which is poured our for the forgiveness of sins.”  Then we will partake of the fourth Cup, which Jesus said He would not drink until He drinks it with us in His Father’s Kingdom.  This is the Cup of the Future Kingdom, a kingdom of truth, peace, and freedom — (I will be to you a God).
     We are not concerned with following any strict program of Jewish rituals, because we are not called to become Jews.  But we are called, as spiritual descendants of Abraham, to remember what YHWH did in the lives of our spiritual forefathers and to thank Him for Christ’s redemptive work in our own lives. This is the fourth year we have celebrated Passover, and with each year, I am blessed with a growing intimacy with the heart of my Lord. I invite you to join me in being obedient to Him and gathering your family to thank Him for the rich heritage that is ours, and for the growing knowledge and intimacy that He shares with us.  Happy Passover!

1 Corinthians 5:7-8   “Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth”. 

   

How To Use Canned Ground Beef

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I’m so excited to share with you how to use canned ground beef! You may remember I took classes to receive my Master Preserver Canning Certificate from USU (Utah State University) extension service using the USDA canning guidelines. I have canned everything possible now after taking that class. Well, I better clarify that I have not pressure canned any wild meat. By the way, I talked Mark into taking the class with me and we both passed the test with flying colors, thank goodness! We pressure canned cooked ground beef and cooked ground beef patties. We also pressure canned raw chicken. Here’s the deal, it was great pressure canning meat in the class. I must admit I will not do it at home. Mark and I eat very little meat, but I loved the experience and it’s really easy to do.

BUT, after Pleasant Hill Grain sent me some cans of cooked ground beef so I could sample it and write a review, I was literally in awe. Why would I do this myself when I can buy two cases of it from a commercial company I trust? After I fixed the chili with the first can of cooked ground beef, I went online and ordered two cases. Oh, my goodness, you can make so many things with just one can! I remember growing up and we had hamburger meat several times a week. I grew up with a single mom so money was tight, but I didn’t know how tight at the time. Then my mom remarried and things were a little better, but we still didn’t have a lot of fluff, so speak. My mom taught me to make bread, and after having kids of my own, I taught them how to make bread for their family too.

What I love about opening a can of cooked ground beef is the meat is ready to add to most every recipe we want to make that calls for meat. It won’t make meatloaf because it’s cooked crumbled beef, but that’s okay. I love having something in my pantry that I can add to a meal at the last minute, or, to prepare a meal in the slow cooker. Here are a few meals I started thinking about that we can all make. Please send me your ideas and I will add them to my list. Who wouldn’t love having 13 ounces of ground cooked ground beef in a can and ready to go? I’m going to tell everyone I know about this meat! We can all get canned tuna, roast beef or chicken at Costco, but not cooked ground beef! Woohoo!

I used to buy the frozen meatballs so Mark could have some meat in his spaghetti, not anymore, I’ll grab a can of this yummy ground beef!

How To Use Canned Ground Beef:

  1. Soups
  2. Chili
  3. Stroganoff
  4. Casseroles
  5. Creamed ground beef over biscuits
  6. Spaghetti
  7. Tacos
  8. Snack ramen, beef, and peas
  9. Lasagna
  10. Sloppy joes
  11. Burritos
  12. Beans, rice, and beef
  13. Stuffed bell peppers
  14. Manicotti
  15. Tamale pie
  16. Shepherds pie
  17. Asian wraps
  18. Taco soup
  19. Mexican pie
  20. Mexican pizza
  21. Goulash
  22. Tator Tot casserole
  23. Beef nacho casserole
  24. Italian wedding soup
  25. Seven layers Mexican dip

If you have a farm or mini farm and raise your own beef, that’s awesome! This works for me and I don’t use any freezer space to store my cooked ground beef! Here’s yet another way to be prepared for the unexpected. If we lose power, we still have some meat on our pantry shelves. Agaiin, if you have ideas of how to use this kind of meat product please let me know.  I love sharing my reader’s ideas so the world can learn and be better prepared.  Thanks for your loyalty and for visiting my site.

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How to Cook Garlic Scapes

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Have you ever heard of garlic scapes? If you are a garlic lover and grow some yourself, chances are you already know what a scape is, but you might still be wondering how to cook garlic scapes.

If you have never grown garlic, you may have no clue just what a garlic scape is!

I’m Annie, and Marie has invited me to tell you about one of her favourite vegetables! I started growing garlic years ago when I put 12 cloves in the ground. My husband and I love garlic so much, we grew more each year and finally started Bradley Creek Garlic Farms! Now we grow fields of garlic and ship it all across Canada, to people looking to start their own garlic patches. I know a thing (or three) about garlic and appreciate it for the healthy, delicious, versatile bulb that it is. (And look for Marie’s posts this autumn as she finds out if Bradley Creek Garlic grows as well in Nova Scotia)

See those beautiful curly things in the photo? Those are garlic scapes. Aren’t they pretty? If you look closely you can see the white seed pod on the end.

There are two general varieties of garlic: hardneck and softneck.

Softneck garlic is usually grown in southern states such as California. It grows where the winters are very mild.

Hardneck garlic grows great in Canada and the northern US. Anywhere with a cold winter is a great place to grow some hardneck garlic. Here at Bradley Creek Garlic Farms in BC, we grow a lot of hardneck garlic that we ship across Canada. That means we also grow a lot of scapes!

Garlic Scapes

These pretty things are garlic scapes.

What is a Garlic Scape?

When you grow hardneck garlic, a shoot will start to grow and come out of the central stalk of the plant. This is going to be the scape. Every plant will send up one scape and usually growers snap these off the plant.

The best time to snap off the scapes is when they have finished making a full curl. If snapped earlier, the scape may try to regrow.  Since most people want the garlic bulb underground to grow as large as possible, they don’t want any of the plant energy going to growing out that scape. This is why they are removed.

Garlic scape curling

See that pretty curl? That’s what you’re watching for.

At the end of the scapes are creamy coloured garlic seed pods; inside are tiny garlic seeds called bulbils. You can plant these little seeds and get garlic, but it will take a few years for them to develop full grown heads.

The faster way to grow garlic is to remove the individual cloves from a bulb and plant those.

But … back to the scape. What to do with it?

Cook it! There – that’s the short answer.

Scapes are a wonderful garlicky treat to enjoy, well before garlic bulbs are available. Those bulbs in the grocery store are probably NOT fresh, by the way! Garlic in Canada is harvested around the end of July. If you are buying grocery store garlic in April, it was imported.

How to Cook Garlic Scapes

Here are four ways to cook garlic scapes. You can either cook them whole or cut them just before the white seed head. Let me share with you some very simple garlic scapes recipes that I believe you’ll enjoy.

Steamed – You will likely need to cut the scapes in half or thirds so they fit in your steamer. Just steam them over water in a steamer basket for about 5 minutes. If you like them softer instead of crunchy, just steam them for a few minutes longer.

Grilled – Lightly steam them for about 4 minutes and then lay them on your grill. Brush them with sesame oil and then place on the grill. You can lay them on foil if you like, but you don’t have to.

Grill them for about 3 minutes, then flip them over, brush with a bit of oil and grill for another 3 minutes. Along with grilled steaks and a nice salad, this makes for a wonderful summer meal.

Fried – Start off with heating 4 tbsps of sesame oil along with 2 tbsp soya sauce. Add the scapes and fry for about 10 minutes on medium heat. Remove and pat them with paper towel to remove excess oil.

Pickled – This method takes more time of course, but is a great way to enjoy scapes all winter long. I like to cut the scapes in uniform lengths so they fill the jar, like a pickled bean would. Some people just chop the scapes into pieces and toss all sizes into the jar before pickling. Here’s a recipe for Pickled Garlic Scapes.

You can find garlic scapes in some chain grocery stores as the grocers are realizing the popularity is increasing. If you can’t find them there,  look in smaller ethnic groceries and at your local Farmers Markets.

Perhaps you will want to grow some of your own garlic this Fall and produce your own this year – especially now that you know how to cook garlic scapes!

Dutch Oven Cooking – Mastering the Basics

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One of my essential pieces of equipment that I use during my camping trips is the Dutch Oven. I’ve used it extensively during my trips and I can tell you that nothing compares to Dutch Oven cooking. Once you master its secrets, there is no limit to what you can cook in a Dutch Oven. … Read more…

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Your Favorite Small Pocket Knife

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A small pocket knife is likely an every-day carry item for most who are reading this, and they are a great little tool for a multitude of uses. Chances are you also have more than just a “small” pocket knife to choose from, however you probably carry that one particular special little knife because…it’s small! […]

What Beginners Really Need to Know About Shooting Handguns

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Shooting a handgun is an activity that looks really easy, but definitely is not. It’s a skill that requires more focus and dexterity than using a rifle or a shotgun, and I’d wager that for most people, it takes a bit longer to master the basics too. That’s why if you’ve never fired a handgun before, you definitely want to take some advice from someone with more experience before you get started.

And what would be better than learning from the best? That’s what you get when you listen to Rob Leatham, a world renown professional shooter who has won dozens of competitions over the past 30 years or so. In the following video, he tells you the basics that every first time shooter needs to know before they pick up a handgun, and maybe even a few things that moderately experienced shooters might not be aware of. (warning, mild language)

Joshua Krause was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is a writer and researcher focused on principles of self-sufficiency and liberty at Ready Nutrition. You can follow Joshua’s work at our Facebook page or on his personal Twitter.

Joshua’s website is Strange Danger

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Get 11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life for Free

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I was recently interviewed by Todd Todd Sepulveda, the editor of The Pepper Website. He has a new website, The Prepper Website Podcast, and today he is featuring an interview with both me and my BFF, George Ure, who many of you know from Urban Survival.

We are both honored and thrilled and to celebrate, a copy of our eBook, “11 Steps to Living a Strategic Life: A Guide to Survival During Uncertain Times” will be available on Amazon for free between April 5 and April 9.

What is this book about? Strategic Living, of course!

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