6 Months In Jail For Selling … Cookies?

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6 Months In Jail For Selling … Cookies?

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A ruling from a judge may be needed to sell homemade baked goods in Wisconsin.

Three home bakers in the state are challenging a state law that can punish people who sell homemade cookies, brownies and other treats with up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Lafayette County Judge Duane Jorgensen will rule on May 31 if Wisconsin’s ban on the sale of homemade baked goods is unconstitutional, the Associated Press reported. The challenge to the home-baking ban was brought by the Institute for Justice.

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The Institute filed a lawsuit challenging the ban on behalf of Lisa Kivirist, Kriss Marion and Dela Ends. The three women try to augment their family incomes by selling baked goods.

“So I lost that income stream, which was modest but helpful,” Ends said. “It’s really hard to make it on a farm. In Wisconsin, these have been hard times, and ways that people can make a little extra money is important.”

Ends used to make extra cash with her homemade cinnamon rolls until she found she might face fines or jail time. Her alternative would be to spend tens of thousands of dollars to open a commercial bakery.

Ironically, Ends is allowed to sell a wide variety of other homemade food, including jams and pickles — but not baked goods. Wisconsin is one of the two states that ban the sale of homemade baked goods. The other is New Jersey.

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Is Your Nightstand Ready For Survival? (link)

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Well all love our bug out bags, firearms safes, and hidden caches, but is your nightstand ready to help you survive an emergency in the middle of the night? If not, you’d better think twice because there are plenty of items you can and should include at your bedside so you can grab them at … Continue reading “Is Your Nightstand Ready For Survival? (link)”

Conflict in the West Wing is Microcosm of America

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John Rourke of 1776PatriotUSA.com joins me today to talk about the growing division in America and the extreme left’s move to become more violent.

Everett and Courtney Carroll have survived the Seven Seal Judgments which devastated the planet. But have their efforts to stay alive been in vain? The next series of judgments to fall upon the earth are known as the Seven Trumpets.With each subsequent Trumpet Judgement their odds of living grow slimmer. If Everett and Courtney are to survive, they’ll need perseverance, faith, and a great outpouring of providence from The Almighty. Buy your copy of Wormwood in audio, paperback or Kindle edition today!

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The Dog Bug Out Bag – A Survival Kit for Man’s Best Friend

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The Dog Bug Out Bag – A Survival Kit for Man’s Best Friend Every dog has its day, and you may want yours to have a few more! Plan for your dog to survive a disaster now so you don’t have to leave them behind when SHTF. Besides just being a great pet, many dogs have …

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Does Your Fruit Tree Need Pruned? (The Answer May Surprise You)

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Does Your Fruit Tree Need Pruned? (The Answer May Surprise You)

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The first day that you bring a fruit tree home from the nursery is an exciting one. Perhaps you’re imagining fresh, delicious fruit throughout the season. Maybe you’re already googling pie or jam recipes.

Too often, however, these trees end up with a lot of leaves and not much fruit – and it’s only then that many people ask themselves whether they should be pruning their tree.

Of course, pruning may not be the only issue at play here. You’ll need to know whether your tree needs cross-pollination or whether it is a self-pollinator. You’ll also need to have a bit of knowledge of caring for your tree with regular feeding and watering.

Which Trees Need Pruned?

The first thing you need to know is that not all fruit trees should be pruned on a yearly basis. Trees that do not require annual pruning include apples, pears, plums and cherries. This is because these trees produce their fruit on old wood.

It is only the older wood on these trees that develop stubby twigs called fruit spurs. These spurs take several years to develop and are a necessary part of fruit production.

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These types of trees should never be heavily pruned, although light pruning is sometimes required. For example, if your tree is becoming overloaded with fruit, some light pruning will help thin production. Also, because fruit spurs require lots of light to stay healthy, it is a good idea to thin out some of the upper branches so that they do not shade the spurs.

You also may want to do a bit of light pruning to help with the shape and overall health of these trees.

However, other types of fruit trees do require yearly pruning, and these include apricots, peaches and nectarines. These trees will only bear fruit on wood that is one year old. When you are pruning these types of trees, you should cut back the older branches to encourage new growth.

When Is the Best Time to Prune?

Knowing when to prune your fruit trees can be a challenge, because there seem to be so many opinions on it. The truth is that there are several good times during the year to prune, and the time you choose will depend on what your goals are for your tree.

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Winter pruning — The best time to do any heavy pruning or shaping is in late winter, after the tree is dormant for the season. This is because when the tree is out of dormancy, it will require all of its energy for new growth and fruit production.

Spring pruning — Spring pruning is a lighter pruning and should only be done after the fruit has set. Think of this more as thinning than pruning. By this type, you will be able to clearly see which branches are producing fruit and which are not, so you won’t have to worry about cutting off productive branches.

Additionally, if you are growing dwarf trees, light pruning will help to keep them more compact.

Summer pruning — By summer, your fruit tree will be in full leaf and it will be very easy to see if any branches have died over the winter. These should be removed to make way for new growth. The only live growth you should remove during the summer season are suckers that can grow from the root stock and divert the tree’s energy from fruit production.

Corrective pruning

If you have a fruit tree that has been neglected for a few years, you may notice that it has become overly bushy and does not produce good quality fruit. In order to get such a tree back to its peak performance, extreme corrective pruning will be needed.

The goal of such pruning will be to thin out the branches so that the remaining branches will receive proper air circulation and sunlight. In some cases, it is advisable to stretch out corrective pruning over two to three seasons.

Growing your own fruit trees can be an incredibly rewarding pastime, and understanding whether and when to prune is one of the main keys to helping ensure that your tree produces fruit year after year.

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Make Your Own Microstill

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Make Your Own Microstill This microstill design and instruction was created to allow someone to make their own spirits. Not a bad tool to have around in a SHTF scenario. I am sure there will be serious addictions that will need to be fed as the stress compiles and resources diminish. You could find yourself …

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Make Kombucha

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Make Kombucha There is a war brewing in your gut. You may thing what happens in your intestines inconsequential but scientists are learning more everyday about the health of your gut bacteria and how it affects overall health. The good news is fermented foods like those that are pickled can do wonders for our gut …

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Muay Thai Clinch Techniques For Self Defense

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Muay Thai Clinch Techniques The ancient fighting style of Muay Thai has proven itself to be one of the most effective fighting methods in the world. It has forged champions in the UFC and still remains the military martial art in Thailand. This is not a fluke but fighting method that employs the use of elbows, …

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5 ways to get survival strength without a gym

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5 ways to get survival strength without a gym There is no getting around physical fitness. No matter what type of arsenal you have or how much you have prepped you need your health and your strength. This landscape has changed a lot over the last 5 years when preparedness and fitness were butting heads …

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How To Build An Underground Survival Bunker From Scratch

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Survival BunkerEvery serious survivalist dreams of having their own underground survival bunker. A haven where we can escape to in the event of an emergency – an underground shelter where you can take refuge.

Whether you call it a survival bunker, an apocalyptic bunker, a bomb shelter, nuclear shelter or fallout shelter…it’s a place you can survive (typically underground) with plenty of clean air, fresh water, and food in times epic disaster.

Sure, VIP’s like the President, billionaires, and wealthy moguls have emergency bunkers. Opulent spaces outfitted with massage recliners, flat screen theaters, and ‘Charmin extra triple ply’ gentle toilet paper…

  • But what about the commoners like you and me?
  • What about the regular people with regular jobs and regular occupations?
  • Where are our fancy security measures?
  • Where are our lavish survival bunkers lying in wait?

To put it plainly: there aren’t any. But there could be…
You don’t have to be a billionaire or head of state to have a survival bunker. Now, I’m not telling you that building one is easy, or that you can do it on a shoestring budget – because it isn’t and you can’t.

But if you are serious about protecting your family in the event of an emergency – natural, or otherwise – it can be done. That is if your willing to invest the time, effort and cash to build an underground survival bunker.


To many, the answer to that question is both simple and obvious:

Any apocalypse event, really.

Whether it’s North Korea firing a missile on the US or violent riots consuming your neighborhood. Or your worried about tornado’s touching down on your street, ISIS, Nazis – WHATEVER!

If you have a bunker in your backyard, you are going to be a lot safer than your complacent neighbors.

But that’s not all, folks! Bunkers also serve as a good place to store food caches, ammunition, and survival supplies. It’s like having a walk-in closet unit for all your stockpiles and preps.

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Getting Started On Your Underground Survival Bunker

As I mentioned earlier: this is no cake walk side project. Building an underground survival bunker is an intensive construction project requiring lots of forethought and planning.

To be successful, you should work everything out in detail before you begin. Blueprints, permits, contracts, floor plans – all recommended before you break ground.

But as prepared survivalists, planning is what we do. So if you want a survival bunker, you have to accept this will be one of your bigger survival projects.

Then, all that’s left is to get down to the business of planning and building.

The first step is to get a permit for the project. Yes, believe it or not, in most circumstances you can’t just start digging a massive hole in your yard.

Not without permission, that is.

And in populated areas, it’s for a good reason. There are pipes, electrical wires, gas lines, all kinds of underground utilities.

If you live in a dense neighborhood, you may not get a backyard bunker building permit at all.

You probably need land. You need some acreage.

It doesn’t have to be a whole lot of land, but I would say a half acre is a good bare minimum.

Even if you own the land you plan to build on, get a permit! Otherwise, you’re likely breaking one law or another.

Once you have that building permit, though, you can start trying to figure out where you’re going to put your bunker.

backyard outhouse

Finding The Perfect Bunker Spot

This step raises some important questions:

  • What kind of soil is on your property?
  • Are there natural gas pockets below you?
  • How deep is bedrock?
  • Is there water below? If so, how deep?

So selecting the right spot for your bunker is key. You need the right soil composition, and somewhere you can access quickly.

Also, the time of year when you break ground matters. If you live in a cooler region, the ground freezes in the winter.

While it’s possible to break ground during the winter months, I don’t recommend it. It will take a lot longer and rack up the effort/money spent on the project.

excavator backhoeExcavation and Structure Planning

To get the excavation done in a timely manner you’re going to need some heavy machinery. Of course, if you want to cut budgetary corners, you can go the old-fashioned way and use a shovel. Not my idea of a good time.

Digging by shovel is only an option if you’re in no rush, have all the time in the world, and are building a small bunker. Otherwise, get your hands on a backhoe or end loader of some sort.

You can rent excavation equipment, or you can hire contractors to do it for you. Either way, excavation costs will be a significant chunk of your bunker building budget – plan on it.

As you dig, there are a few important considerations you must take into account.

Air Filtration:

First, filtered fresh air is your best friend in any underground vault. Fresh air is critical if you intend to stay down there for an extended period of time. Especially, if the disaster event is a nuclear attack and you’re dealing with the fallout.

As you’re excavating, make sure to leave room for the air vents. Not only will this provide necessary fresh air, but in hot weather, it will serve to keep the bunker cool with the airflow.

Buy your air filtration system in advance, so you know the specs, and can stock up on air filters. It would be a shame to spend a bunch of money on a fancy air filter, only to run out of filters in an emergency.

You should also invest a high-quality gas mask and a bunch of filters in case you’re forced out of your bunker when the air is still unsafe to breathe.

Make sure to disguise both vents at the surface with rocks or bushes later, but make sure to have at least two.

Clean Water:

Some people might prefer to install a water tank with your bunker. While this is a valid idea in theory, in practice it presents some problems.

Foremost, the tanks will eventually run out – and you will need something to refill it. Further, large containers are bulky and hard to conceal unless buried – which adds to the cost of excavation.

Ideally, you can tap into the water table and can draw and filter from within the comfort of your bunker. Since you are already underground, digging further to make a well isn’t too much of an endeavor. But it will require more permits, permission, and more funds.

If there’s running water nearby, you may be able to set up a way to channel it near your underground survival bunker. Or you could devise a rainwater harvest system to replenish your supply.

No matter how you do it, having clean running water is essential to preserving one’s survival. If you still want a tank, by all means, get yourself one. But they work better as backup forms of water supply.

In a prolonged emergency, if electricity and water systems go out, you will need a fresh supply source.

Food Cache:

Having a supply of food in your bunker seems obvious, but it’s important, so I didn’t want to skip it.

Digging an extra room strictly for food storage is a good idea.

Plus, underground bunkers are the perfect place to store your emergency cache of food. They are underground, so they stay cool; just make sure to keep them dry as well. They’re also out of sight thus making them difficult to rob.

Every survival bunker needs an abundant supply of non-perishable food items at the ready. Canned goods, dehydrated meals, food stored in mylar bags, anything that has a long shelf life is perfect to hoard.


If you don’t dig yourself an escape route, you’re digging yourself a grave.

If you only have one entrance/exit and it gets blocked by debris or dead bodies, then you’re trapped. Which, essentially becomes your tomb.

An alternative escape route is something people forget to include in their bunkers all the time – don’t make the same mistake!

Yes, two doors are harder to keep track of than one – but it is worth the extra effort. So just do yourself a huge favor, and during excavation, make sure you dig one way in, and a separate way out.

Construction Materials

Choosing Your Materials After Excavation

The material you use to structure your bunker with is up to you and your budget. It’s possible to line the thing in thick tempered steel like a bank vault – but that will cost an arm and a leg.

Here are some other options for adding interior structure to your bunker:


Using thick sheets of metal welded together and supported by tube steel create the ultimate underground bunker. It’s strong, its moisture resistance, it’s not susceptible to infestation – but it’s really freaking expensive.

If you can find a good deal on a bunch of 4mm metal sheets, then go for it. Or if you have a large budget then by all means…

Otherwise, you’ll have to choose a more budget friendly option.


NOT ADVISED! Wood is cheap, easy to get, easy to work with, and sturdy. But it is also extremely prone to weathering and rotting if not treated.

Lumber starts decomposing once wet, which will structurally compromise your underground survival bunker. Even pressure treated wood will break down over long periods of time and can become susceptible to insect infestation.

You could technically use wood, it’s a cheaper option, but you sacrifice a lot of your bunker’s long-term integrity with it.


Using bricks or cinder blocks to support the walls and floor can be very effective. Bricks are relatively cheap compared to a lot of other materials. They are sturdy, they do not decompose, and you can install them without too much difficulty.

Bricks are great insulators; meaning they keep hot air in during cold weather and cool air in during warm weather.


Concrete is the best material to use for your survival bunker. Concrete is durable; it’s cheap, it’s quick pour, so it doesn’t take forever to install.

Most modern homes use concrete as their foundation, and it’s the choice for military bunkers as well. If you are investing in a long-term survival bunker, I recommend using concrete. It provides safety, security, and durability with the smallest price tag.

Once you have the structure in place, your bunker is starting to look like a bunker. Now consider covering it with a waterproof shed before burying it.

Water and moisture are your greatest enemies underground. So anything you can do to keep them away from and out of your survival bunker a good investment.

concealed underground survival bunker

Concealing Your Underground Survival Bunker

You’ve excavated your bunker.

You set the foundation, built the structure, and covered it up with dirt. Now what?

Well, it still sticks out. Your backyards still all torn up. You don’t want it to stay that way.

Concealing your bunker is important for several reasons.

First, you don’t want your neighbors to know that you have an emergency safe-house buried in your backyard. (Unless you want them knocking on your door, seeking refuge as soon as shit starts to hit the fan).

Second, if strangers figure out you’re storing ammo, food, and survival gear in your bunker, they will steal it.

Being incognito is always better than sticking out like a sore thumb.

So how can one effectively disguise a large, newly constructed underground survival bunker?

The easiest and most efficient way of doing this is landscaping. Cover the bunker in local dirt and plant local fauna. Try to make it blend in as much as possible.

You can use rocks and bushes you dug up during excavation to disguise your air vents.

As for the door, ideally, you have an underground hallway connecting your bunker to your house. If this isn’t possible, then your entrance can present a challenge.

Bunker doors are hard to disguise because they need to be sturdy. Vault-like, even, sometimes.

Some people put the entrance to their bunker inside of an old shed, or in the back of an innocuous looking survival outhouse.

If you built your bunker underneath your home, you might be able to hide your bunker trap-door under a carpet or couch.

Get creative when you get to this step. The better disguised, the better it will be for protecting you and your survival cache.

You can’t rob or attack what you can’t see.

Apocalyptic Bunker Project Video Series

One of the best ways to fully understand how to build and underground survival shelter is to watch someone else do it step by step. However, very few fellow survivalists are recording and sharing their bunker builds with the entire world.

However, I did find one worthwhile bunker build video series. The following series of videos show you one way to accomplish this feat in an entertaining way.

Apocalyptic Bunker Project – The Plan

The series starts out with a video going over the very basic plan. While having a basic plan is important, you don’t need every detail figured out to get started.

Apocalyptic Bunker Project – The Dig

Next up is excavation. Or simply digging a massive hole in the ground. Now obviously, to dig a hole this size you need heavy machinery. Otherwise, you’re going to spend years (maybe decades) digging by hand.

Apocalyptic Bunker Project – Making The Bunker

Once your hole is dug, it’s time to start framing your bunker out. In the following video, our English friend Colin is using 4mm steel plates – which is sweet – but expensive. If you can afford steel sheets and steel tubed steel then go for it.

Otherwise, you could consider pouring a bottom slab of concrete and going with cinderblock sides.

Apocalyptic Bunker Project – Concrete

To stabilize and encase the entire metal bunker structure, they pour concrete around it. They also reinforce the concrete using rebar throughout. Once the concrete cures this shelter will be rock solid.

Finally, to hide the entire structure, they back-fill over the top with some gravel, some soil and strips of sod. And that’s how you build an underground survival bunker from scratch.

Backyard UNDERGROUND Apocalyptic BUNKER – Finished Project

Once the bunker is built, it’s time to furnish it. Here’s how Colin decked out his bunker, it’s a decent backyard bunker if you ask me.

Apocalyptic Bunker Project Q&A

Colin answers a few common questions about his build. Including whether he needed building permits, how he deals with his human waste. How he plans to upgrade his air ventilation and his plans for more backup electrical.

While this video series was done for entertainment purposes, it also did a very nice job of teaching us step by step how to build our very own backyard survival bunkers.

And for that, I want to thank Colin Furze for sharing.

bomb shelter entrance

Additional Survival Bunker Inclusions

There are no limits to what you can put into an underground survival bunker, only limits on what you can fit into one.

There are also some legal restrictions on storing chemicals or fuels underground tho. So before you go cramming some Sarin gas canisters in your survival bunker, check the law.

It would suck to have your bunker supplies confiscated by the government.

That being said, the list of things that are legal to add to your bunker is too long for one survival article. So I have narrowed it down to the provisions that I have found to be the most practical.

Your list will likely include things that mine does not – that’s fine it will be different for every survivalist.

Electric Generator:

Electricity makes survival so much easier. It is one of the most useful tools that our race has ever devised.

With it, we illuminate entire cities, wash dishes with ease, watch TV, refrigerate food, and listen to music, and we cook food without open flames.

It’s these modern day conveniences that send an electrical generator to the top of this list.

With access to electricity, you’ll get through any emergency with much less adversity.

Unfortunately, even with an extensive air filtration system, using kerosene or propane generator will produce gas fumes. And in a confined space like a bunker, that can be, not only uncomfortable but also dangerous.

Ideally, your bunker generator uses renewable energy sources like wind and solar. If you plan ahead, you can use off-grid power for your survival bunker. Although these make disguising your underground survival bunker a bit more challenging.

Of course, you could also build your bunker to use electricity from the power grid – but if that goes down, you are SOL.


Keep a healthy supply of medicine and medical equipment in your bunker. It’s an absolute must.

The reasons are all pretty straight forward. People get sick; wounds take a long time to heal, they get infections, people die. So here’s how to put together a comprehensive tactical emergency medical kit. It has everything you need to know.

Don’t turn your survival bunker into a hospital, but without basic medical your bunker is incomplete.

Weapons and ammo:

Having a method of self-defense is essential for survival.

Use common sense, though. I have seen some survival bunkers turned into one big gun safe. That’s cool, but it’s overkill. Don’t sacrifice essentials like food and medicine and water just to make room for more guns.


Having entertainment in a survival situation is nearly as important as having medicine. Entertainment keeps one’s sanity.

And surviving an emergency/disaster does nobody any good if they go crazy in the process.

Store board games, a deck of cards, a shelf of books, painting supplies, dominoes, video games, movies, lots of mental diversions.

Having something to occupy your mind with and escape the moment is a life saver. Believe me.

You can’t understand how essential this is until you’re losing your marbles like a madman in solitary confinement. And that’s not a point you want to reach.

The Final Word

Okay, so it’s not easy. That much we’ve established.

But building your home survival bunker is one of the best ways to create security for your family.

We don’t have access to the Secret Service or the US military, nor do we have billions of dollars at our disposal. But that does not mean we can’t have our own underground bunkers.

Underground shelters can be affordable – it just requires a lot of forethought and planning.

And shelters are not just for “doomsday preppers.” Underground survival bunkers are useful for tornadoes, riots, volcanic fallout, nuclear war, and so on. Honestly, the reasons are endless!

Not to mention, underground bunkers make fantastic survival supply storage spaces.

It’s like having a walk in closet for your survival food, medicine, weapons, ammo, and water. It will keep those items safe now and ready for an extreme emergency.

And if you’re looking for even more detailed survival bunker plans, make sure to check out Family Bunker Plans.

-Will Brendza

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Earth Now In A Dangerous Earthquake Phase

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Things have been normal for months.   Suddenly big things are happening.   Like the 6.8s in Alaska Canada the other day.    Looks at todays EQ and notes.

And see below for Ben’s SO observation on space weather, magnetics, electric fields, and Earthquakes.    It also shows how incredibly inept, how incredibly sad “science” has become.    They want to spend $20T to fight carbon, yet they don’t even talk about planting trees.  

USGS has spent $500M in studying earthquakes and want to “one day” be able to predict EQ 12 seconds in advance.     Yet some guy (no offense meant to say it like that) in a Mobile home can eat their lunch.

Earth Now In A Dangerous Earthquake Phase

Things have been normal for months.   Suddenly big things are happening.   Like the 6.8s in Alaska Canada the other day.    Looks at todays EQ and notes.

And see below for Ben’s SO observation on space weather, magnetics, electric fields, and Earthquakes.    It also shows how incredibly inept, how incredibly sad “science” has become.    They want to spend $20T to fight carbon, yet they don’t even talk about planting trees.  

USGS has spent $500M in studying earthquakes and want to “one day” be able to predict EQ 12 seconds in advance.     Yet some guy (no offense meant to say it like that) in a Mobile home can eat their lunch.

Survival Hax Tactical Pen {Review}

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Survival Hax Tactical Pen

This Survival Pen from Survival Hax is not your father’s pen.

Here are the Specs:
Length: 6”
Thickness: .5”
Exterior: Aviation aircraft aluminum
Blade Material: 3CR13 steel
Weight: .1 lbs

  • The Principal was excited when this came. He immediately opened it and started to see what it could do.
  • It has a knife (cut clothes off or maybe make kindling)
  • It can break glass (which is handy if you find yourself in your car in water)
  • It has an LED light (need to find your car keys?)

The only thing that The Principal (I really need to find him a new nickname, our homeschool days are over next month) thought needed improving was making the pen a ‘clicky’ pen vs having to remove the lid. 

Here is a short video about this Tactical Pens uses.

Love the pen and we recommend it!

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Owned and Controlled Media In A Full On War Against Truth, Desperate Attempt To Establish One World Government

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stock here: to anyone paying attention, it should be beyond obvious that the super rich have bought up almost every major media source, as well as social media and are using those as tools of propagnda to sway the world into their iron fist control.  

First off: FUCK THEM

The sacking of Bill O’Reilly….on Fox news, one of the few news outlets that still reported fairly.   
Bill was made an example of.  

Let no crisis go to waste.   So people have been doing gang rapes and killing themselves and others on social media.   And these things go on or stay up on social media for HOURS.   Simple enough methinks to have maybe 8 people receive “reports” and then quickly decide, in minutes to remove content.  

Zuckerberg….as evil as they get….is hiring 3000 under the guise of eliminating this sort of thing.    It should be totally obvious, that it is not about that, but about censorship of content that doesn’t fit the party line.    

Some say he is positioning for a run for president.   God save us.   Because at that point, as the old Meatloaf song goes “I’ll be praying for the end of time, hurry up man alive!”

ABC, NBC, CBC are so blatantly NWO Establishment, that it is almost disgusting just to read their headlines.  

“They” are desperate, and desperate organizations are dangerous.  


 Let’s tie in Fukushima, my favorite Conspiracy.

Alaska was hard hit by Fukushima.   The ocean life increased in radiation by the same amount as a direct nuclear bomb test, due to Fukushima.   Hard to believe?    This is from the official government reports.    They did another run of tests in 2016, no word on when results will be released. 


So if the damage to Alaska gets out into general public knowledge, it will be harder for them to keep covering up Fukushima.   And covering up their cover up, and the damage it has caused.   So the solution?

Buy up the largest media outlet in Alaska.    I had this to say—–

I am not “Anti Jew”, but any fair and balanced view makes it OBVIOUS that the “worst actors” in the world are primarily Jewish.

Owned and Controlled Media In A Full On War Against Truth, Desperate Attempt To Establish One World Government

stock here: to anyone paying attention, it should be beyond obvious that the super rich have bought up almost every major media source, as well as social media and are using those as tools of propagnda to sway the world into their iron fist control.  

First off: FUCK THEM

The sacking of Bill O’Reilly….on Fox news, one of the few news outlets that still reported fairly.   
Bill was made an example of.  

Let no crisis go to waste.   So people have been doing gang rapes and killing themselves and others on social media.   And these things go on or stay up on social media for HOURS.   Simple enough methinks to have maybe 8 people receive “reports” and then quickly decide, in minutes to remove content.  

Zuckerberg….as evil as they get….is hiring 3000 under the guise of eliminating this sort of thing.    It should be totally obvious, that it is not about that, but about censorship of content that doesn’t fit the party line.    

Some say he is positioning for a run for president.   God save us.   Because at that point, as the old Meatloaf song goes “I’ll be praying for the end of time, hurry up man alive!”

ABC, NBC, CBC are so blatantly NWO Establishment, that it is almost disgusting just to read their headlines.  

“They” are desperate, and desperate organizations are dangerous.  


 Let’s tie in Fukushima, my favorite Conspiracy.

Alaska was hard hit by Fukushima.   The ocean life increased in radiation by the same amount as a direct nuclear bomb test, due to Fukushima.   Hard to believe?    This is from the official government reports.    They did another run of tests in 2016, no word on when results will be released. 


So if the damage to Alaska gets out into general public knowledge, it will be harder for them to keep covering up Fukushima.   And covering up their cover up, and the damage it has caused.   So the solution?

Buy up the largest media outlet in Alaska.    I had this to say—–

I am not “Anti Jew”, but any fair and balanced view makes it OBVIOUS that the “worst actors” in the world are primarily Jewish.

Cool, another effing philanthropist, creating policy through non profits while his Jewish butt buddies get tax breaks and control the narrative.    Poor guy and his ilk are just so persecuted. 
Coincidentally, my same birthday, just 14 years earlier.
University of Chicago Law…..imagine that.   Now we is funding that Law School so that 10% of all lawyers graduating with have a full ride covered by Rubenstein, and thus be called Rubenstein scholars.   
And just a coincidence….but he is spending $20M to play the “slave card” for a long time
In April 2013 and 2015, he donated a total of $20 million[30] to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which will be used to rebuild at least two buildings in the slave community on Mulberry Row at Monticello.
He says ““I think it’s important to tell people the good and the bad of American history, not only the things that we might like to hear.” [31]
(referring to his wanting to put a face on slavery using his donation to rebuild slave quartersat Monticello)”
He is also funding the “Institute for Advanced Studies” to make sure that influence can be exerted on truly our best and brightest.    One of their studies is “Mathematical  and Theoretical Biology” so maybe I will quiz then on radio-isotope concentration factors in Chitin.   It should be noted that Albert Einstein studied here, as well as John von Neumann
During World War II Neumann worked on the Manhattan Project, developing the mathematical models behind the explosive lenses used in the implosion-type nuclear weapon. After the war, he served on the General Advisory Committee of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, and later as one of its commissioners.”
Also studying at IAS was Joseph Godel:
Albert Einstein was also living at Princeton during this time. Gödel and Einstein developed a strong friendship, and were known to take long walks together to and from the Institute for Advanced Study. The nature of their conversations was a mystery to the other Institute members. Economist Oskar Morgenstern recounts that toward the end of his life Einstein confided that his “own work no longer meant much, that he came to the Institute merely … to have the privilege of walking home with Gödel”.[18]
Finally, his wife Alice Rogoff, who had worked for the Washington Post, a bastion of fake news, decided to purchase the largest Newspaper is Alaska in 2014 (Anchorage Daily News) as the Unusual Mortality Events started becoming obvious.
Rogoff hosted Barack Obama in her Anchorage home in 2015 when Obama made his infamous trip to Alaska to promote wealth transfer through “carbon taxes” in order to fight “Global Warming”.  
Alice was the pilot of a Cessna 206 float plane, heading to a party in a small town.    She hit a tree on the landing approach, even though the entire Cove was available to land on.   The damage was severe with one wing bent at 90 degrees, and she crashed into the ocean.    Rather than stay in the accident area to talk to authorities, she was whisked away by “private parties” and when the troopers arrived there was no one there.   That was Sunday, the troopers did not go talk to her in this town of 72 people in which obviously everyone would know where she was.   Instead they punted to the NTSB
Even before the NTSB had done any investigation, they stated “A crash without serious injury and a healthy pilot, Johnson said, usually would call for a limited investigation.
“Typically we won’t launch on these,” he said. The NTSB instead receives a majority of its information for the investigation from the pilot.”
He stated that they hoped to talk to her in 2 or 3 days.    Ah yes, benefits of power and privledge and control of the media.     I mean after all it would just be a conspiracy theory to think that she was obviously drunk, going to a party, and the troopers just shrugged it off.    Even though she was a single passenger/pilot, these types of actions could be a grave risk to others in the future.    
Finally, in classic Jewish tradition:
“The only game in Washington is the Fed.” [62]
(at the Aspen Institute, 2013)


Code Shutdown and Bystander Effect, Voltage gradients, and More

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  • CodeShutdownCodeShutdown

    Sam, please understand I dont ascribe a darwinian explanation to the observed lack of toxicity of K-40.
    This is a very intersting point; Many, maybe MOST believe that if you find K-40 or background radiation is not dangerous/ healthy/ or very little danger that you give the green light to the nuclear industry. Actually if they would only stop and consider it, the OPPOSITE is the case!
    If the danger of sugar is assumed to be the same for all types, then the sugar industry would say their white stuff is no worse than honey or lactose or erythritol. It turns out erythritol is one of the only ways besides brushing and floss that STOPS cavities. A sugar that STOPS cavities, instead of causing. So the sugar industry cant say their white stuff is the same as any sugar. But you, the nuke industry and everybody else is saying one source of radiation is the same as the others, all dangerous.
    This is very important; The industry, scientists and media all compare the small amount of fallout to the huge amount of K-40. See Woods Hole to confirm this. This in fact does what you fear I am doing. It lets the nuclear industry off the hook, it gives them the green light. It legally, and conceptually allows them to exist and pollute at levels far below regulation standards because nobody can believe that one radiation source could be different than another. Just because they cant BELIEVE it DOESNT mean it isnt true! Specific activity is the obvious clue but there may be many,…

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      Thank you so much for your replies. I in no way want to give any justification for the
      the Nuclear Industry to exist and continue this insane irradiation that is ongoing and
      deadly. It surely is a conundrum this large amount of K-40 in our bodies and in the
      oceans. Twisted psychopathic thinking will find a way to justify deadly man made
      radiation as less harmful than this K-40. K-40 exists and definitely less harmful than
      in equal doses to other nucleides. How less harmful would be interesting to know.
      If it was detrimental as you say we humans would of perished long ago. Perhaps
      the bodily degradation from K-40 is so slow in its weakening effects on the immune
      system and celluar matrix that it is not a significant factor in our mortality? Contra-
      naturum– our organisms may have successfully adapted to k-40 due our bio energic
      fields that may affect breakdown of isotopes differently…… what are the factors that
      affect radio active decay of isotopes in our bodies. This could be an angle of investigation.

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        SAM, new understanding of cellular biology creates an interesting picture; The potassium with its low level of K-40 creates an onion like layering of molecular thickness in alternating polarities. It conforms to the complex, dense and fractal cytoskeleton and the many proteins and structures like mitochondria. It becomes one interacting unit, as opposed to discrete blobs of stuff in a drop of water. This is the very health and life of the cell. When you puncture it with the smallest of electrodes to measure the electrolyte or whatever, it is enough to release ionic bonds and disrupt this liquid crystal coherent microcosm of man. This shows the fragility of the organized system. Even thought the ionization factor from the K-40 contributed to the free radical load, it is less than free radicals from biological function. Free radicals are REQUIRED for the health of the cell! Some researches find SECONDARY radiation of a very peculiar kind coming from the K-40; biophotons. These have been found to carry information even through quartz barriers. A report posted recently did a meta analysis of frequency effects. Some frequencies are health positive, some health negative. The beta and gamma have frequencies characteristic of different radioisotopes. This could also be a factor. The specific activity or radiation per mass is extraordinarily higher in Cs137 compared to K40. This means on a molecular level you have point sources of high ionization and voltage gradients.

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          SAM, hits to DNA are very few from K-40. The same is true for an equal amount of Cs137. Free radical damage is considered to be the primary mediator in DNA damage. But we have to realize that free radicals are part of the biological process. The deadly morbid effect of nuclear fallout have to be found in the differences, not similarities of background vs fallout.
          Free Radicals in the Physiological Control of Cell Function
          Wulf Dröge
          Physiological Reviews Published 1 January 2002
          At high concentrations, free radicals and radical-derived, nonradical reactive species are hazardous for living organisms and damage all major cellular constituents. At moderate concentrations, however, nitric oxide (NO), superoxide anion, and related reactive oxygen species (ROS) play an important role as regulatory mediators in signaling processes. Many of the ROS-mediated responses actually protect the cells against oxidative stress and reestablish “redox homeostasis.” Higher organisms, however, have evolved the use of NO and ROS also as signaling molecules for other physiological functions. These include regulation of vascular tone, monitoring of oxygen tension in the control of ventilation and erythropoietin production, and signal transduction from membrane receptors in various physiological processes. NO and ROS are typically generated in these cases by tightly regulated enzymes such as NO synthase (NOS) and NAD(P)H oxidase…

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            continued…NO and ROS are typically generated in these cases by tightly regulated enzymes such as NO synthase (NOS) and NAD(P)H oxidase isoforms, respectively. In a given signaling protein, oxidative attack induces either a loss of function, a gain of function, or a switch to a different function. Excessive amounts of ROS may arise either from excessive stimulation of NAD(P)H oxidases or from less well-regulated sources such as the mitochondrial electron-transport chain. In mitochondria, ROS are generated as undesirable side products of the oxidative energy metabolism.

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            • SamSam

              You have significantly advanced my understanding on this issue.
              I will download the posts, put them in a folder and call it the
              Code Copernicus Conumdrum on Differential Effects of Radiation
              The next step is to translate all this into a format where
              it can be easily understood and slip through defensive
              thought structures and help the world to comprehend what
              exactly is dangerous in nuclear radiation. A huge endeavor.
              I am not too optimistic as I think most people shut down on
              this and passively go on living overwhelmed by all things
              nuclear and willingly accept the party line that it is not that
              dangerous the sea of radiation we now live in.

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              • CodeShutdownCodeShutdown

                Thank you Sam. The details of the biology have been posted before and not included in the above response. Some of my memes;
                “we live in a sea of radiation, the danger was insignificant until man added new radioisotopes.–Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds–”
                we live in a sea of radiation; it caused no cancer or dead zones until man made nuclear fallout. –Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds–
                “The world and our bodies have always been radioactive but only nuclear fallout has caused gargantuanism, deformity and mental retardation”
                Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of fallout, I will fear no nuclear: for thou art with me; thy rad and thy ICRP graph they have retarded me.

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                  A simple analogy; Beach sand and broken shards of glass are made of the same material, silica. While walking on sand creates so many micro abrasions, the over all effect is healthy. What makes walking on a smaller amount of broken glass dangerous is the sharp points. Such sharp points occur from nuclear fallout. Short half life means intense radiation, and high radiation per mass means very sharp gradients of ionization. Busby and others covered some main features which explain the great danger of fallout which is 300 to 10,000 times worse than extrapolated by the standard dose model. Ionic extracellular bonds and gradients are never discussed. Voltage and ionic gradients are known formative factors in bio-morphogenesis…the form of things. These sharp radioactive gradients are likened to shards of broken glass on a paradise beach of sand…the same stuff

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                    Not tpyo free since 1973..I meant to say ionic bonds with protein structures inside the cell. This is where the saying, deadly at the atom level comes in.

Building a Remotely Located Bunker for Your Family

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Building a Remotely Located Bunker for Your Family

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Disasters cannot be predicted but we definitely are starting to find out ways to stay protected if one does happen. We have in-house safe rooms, basements doubling up as bunkers, food and medical supplies, bug out bags and a whole lot of other things that provide us with a sense of safety and calmness.

But what most of us miss out when thinking about prepping is that most of our homes lie in urban settlements or places where there is human agglomeration all round. In the event of a calamity that requires us to evacuate our area, we do have the stuff to survive the ordeal but most of us do not have a safe place to stay if things get out of hand and we cannot return to our homes safely.

Owning a remotely located bunker is one preparedness idea that doesn’t get its due attention despite its immense importance. Bunkers protect us from outside threats and yes, we do need them inside our homes, but there should be a place far away from the area we live, where we should have one to save ourselves if such things like terrorists attacking the city, nuclear fallout like Chernobyl or even a natural disaster. Evacuating out of the area takes a lot of time which might end up forsaking the lives of those who do not pass first. So owning a remotely located bunker is becoming increasingly important and in case you also are interested in acquiring and building such an essential safety measure for your family then you need to follow these steps:

Choosing a location:

A wise decision for choosing a location to build a remote and safe bunker would be in the direction opposite to the evacuation exits out of the area as in the event of a calamity or a catastrophe, everyone going out will use the other way and your path to the bunker would be highly accessible at all times. Secondly, there comes the notion of how far should it be located from any urban dwelling or area? Well, that depends on you but choose a place that’s no more than half an hour’s drive away from the precincts of the city, town or area you reside in as you would need to get there as soon as possible.

Thirdly, choose a place that’s non-descript and no one would ever think that someone would come and live here. Vast scants of land are always available outside cities that growing population won’t touch for the next few decades. Settle down in a certain area and then find the authority in control of it. Buying might be a bit expensive and could take up a couple of thousand dollars but the money will be an investment and could end up increasing your family’s chances of surviving a disaster like a sudden nuclear fallout from the one that happened in Chernobyl or an ash splurging volcano and there are a few ways to fund and save money for your doomsday bunker. Forests and natural reserves should be avoided to build a remotely located bunker as they are subject to a lot of complex rules and the park ranger’s discretion over everything might make reaching the location a difficulty most of the year.

Building it:

While you might think that this remote bunker would be similar to building a bunker inside your home, but this bunker has an altogether different purpose, therefore its dynamics would be drastically different from the latter.

Firstly, this bunker should be quite big and not just function as a small room to keep you and your family locked out till things get better outside. This bunker should be spacious as you might need to spend time ranging from a few weeks to even a month or two inside it as it’s meant for the more mean disasters, which usually don’t subside within a day or two. Even if you opt for a single hall, make sure it’s big enough to have space to have a small stroll and can easily put to rest 10-15 people without cramping up the place.

While reinforcement is necessary on the walls and the roof, it’s advisable that you start building the roof 2-3 meters below ground level so that the mud and earth above you could provide you with an extra cushion and make the place more safer. While there is a lot of stuff out there on prepping foods and equipment that you might need to stay healthy down there for long periods, ensure that there is a lot of water and the sanitation is great to make the ordeal as comfortable as possible.

Hiding it:

Yes, you need to hide it from everyone passing through. It should not be visible from above the ground and there should be no sign that might lead anyone to know that a place like this exists in the first place.

Firstly, to erase signs and traces, you would need to put in the exhausts in such a manner that the emissions match the outside air at all times so no one can trace you through heat signals in times of terror or war. Secondly, the reason that the place should be built a good 2-3 meters below ground level is to eliminate radio signals emanating from any activity you do down there and not let anyone find out that there is something suspicious down there.

Thirdly comes securing the outside. The entrance should be secured through a formidable lock system but you need to make sure that no one except you can find it out. The best way to do this is to put it under a layer of something like bringing in a used dump truck half full of compost and offloading it there. Then get some wild shrubs and plants and try to plant it in a manner that makes it look as natural as possible. Wild plants neutralize suspicion to a certain extent and any “Intentional” activity that could turn out to give away your bunker’s location might be immensely dangerous.

Prepping is a formidable activity that might have remote chances of coming into use but it can turn out to be lifesaving if such a situation arises. A human life is invaluable but as we spend on our materialistic desires and retirement plans, saving to build a place that might end up protecting us from harm is not such a bad idea. Lastly, prepare a map and some instructions on how to operate things down there and leave them secured so that even your future generations might benefit from them when unknown forms of disaster might threaten them. This underground Noah’s ark might be your savior from a great deluge or a modern strike.

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Snakes In The Backcountry

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Are you ready for rattlesnakes?  The following post is from a site that I just found a few years back.  This is great info as you head into the backcountry.

Be Rattlesnake Safe

05/22/13 — As warm weather returns, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding the public to be rattlesnake safe. All of California is snake country. Much like bats, rattlesnakes are often misunderstood. They play an important role in the ecosystem by keeping rodent populations under control.

California has six venomous snakes, all of which are various species of rattlesnake. They are heavy-bodied, blunt-tailed with triangular-shaped heads. A rattle may not always be present, as they are often lost through breakage and not developed on the young. Additional species information can be found here.

Rattlesnakes are generally not aggressive and usually strike when threatened or provoked. Given room, they will retreat and want to be left alone. They are not confined to rural areas and have been found in urban environments, lakeside parks and golf courses.
The best protection against unwelcome rattlesnakes in the yard is to have a “rattlesnake-proof” fence. The fence should either be solid or with mesh no larger than one-quarter inch. It should be at least 3 feet high with the bottom buried a few inches in the ground.
Keep the fence clear of vegetation and debris. Encourage and protect kingsnakes, which prey on rattlesnakes, and other natural competitors like gopher snakes and racers.

On rare occasions, rattlesnakes can cause serious injury to humans. Most bites occur between the months of April and October when humans are most active outdoors. The California Poison Control Center notes that rattlesnakes account for more than 800 bites each year in the U.S. with one to two deaths. 
CDFW recommends the following outdoor safety precautions:
  • Wear hiking boots and loose-fitting long pants.
  • Never go barefoot or wear sandals when walking through wild areas.
  • When hiking, stick to well-used trails.
  • Avoid tall grass, weeds and heavy underbrush where snakes may hide during the day.
  • Do not step or put your hands where you cannot see, and avoid wandering around in the dark.
  • Step ON logs and rocks, never over them, and be especially careful when climbing rocks or gathering firewood.
  • Remember, rattlesnakes can swim so never grab “sticks” or “branches” while swimming in lakes and rivers.
  • Teach children to respect snakes and to leave them alone.

What to do in the event of a snake bite:

  • Stay calm and wash the bite area gently with soap and water.
  • Remove watches, rings, etc, which may constrict swelling.
  • Immobilize the affected area and go to the nearest medical facility.

What you should NOT do after a rattlesnake bite:

  • DON’T apply a tourniquet.
  • DON’T pack the bite area in ice.
  • DON’T cut the wound with a knife or razor.
  • DON’T use your mouth to suck out the venom.
  • DON’T let the victim drink alcohol. 

Hose Reel Buyer’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know

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I remember the days when I watered my garden with a can.Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that watering your garden with a can is bad, but when you have a large raised bed garden like I do, it’s useful to have a hose as well. When I switched to a garden hose, […]

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U.S. Test Fires Missile Off Calif. Coast; Can Carry Nuclear Weapons, Travel 8,000 Miles

U.S. Test Fires Missile Off Calif. Coast; Can Carry Nuclear Weapons, Travel 8,000 Miles

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The U.S. Air Force Wednesday morning successfully test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that is capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

The test – the second one in the past week — came as the crisis with North Korea continued to escalate.

Both missiles were fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and flew more than 4,000 miles across the Pacific before splashing down in the ocean. The tests came days after North Korea tested its own missile.

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Each U.S. missile is capable of traveling more than 8,000 miles.

“These Minuteman launches are essential to verify the status of our national nuclear force and to demonstrate our national nuclear capabilities,” Colonel John Moss, the commander of the 30th Space Wing, told the Associated Press.

Air Force officials said the test had been planned for months.

The missiles, which carried no payload, splashed down in the Pacific near Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, about 2,500 miles south of Hawaii.

The missile was a Minuteman III.

The U.S. has about 450 such missiles.

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Survival Super Straw Review And Giveaway

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Do you consider yourself a survivalist or prepper? If so, then we have some good news – and it involves an item that literally should be No. 1 on your list of survival gear.

For two weeks (until May 16), we’re giving away 500 portable water filters – the type that filter out 99.999 percent of harmful bacteria such as colibacillosis, legionella and salmonella.

Remember: In a survival situation, your top priority is NOT food. It’s water – and you need a lot of it. Sure, you could stockpile bottled water, but those are only going to last you so long. You need a backup method such as a portable filter so you can drink water from other (often dirty) sources.

This handy filter gives you the option of drinking water straight from the source – such as a stream or a river – but it also includes threads that allow you to screw it to a water bottle. That’s a big deal if you’re drinking water that needs purified, too. (Watch the video to learn the difference between filtering and purifying water – other websites don’t tell you this!)

It’s called the Survival Super Straw, and it’s ultra-portable. You easily could fit several of these in a bug-out bag … or even in the pocket of your pants. It also includes a belt clip.

You won’t find it anywhere else for less than $18, but until May 16th, we’re giving away 500 of them – for free. All you need to do is follow the instructions below.

During a survival situation, you’ll need to drink about a gallon of water a day. Don’t mess around. Be prepared.

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Garden Hacks – Repurpose Everyday Items

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When it comes to preparedness – or life in general – there’s a ton to buy. When we can reuse something, it helps. One, there’s the direct cost application. Two, looking at something and seeing its ability to be something completely different has enormous benefits in opening the mind in general.

If we’re preparing for a crisis, gardening and the ability to provide fresh foods in the gulf of winter and spring take on a far greater importance than just a hobby or a passion. Happily, there are some things that can be salvaged for free or found at very low-cost that make a world’s worth of difference. Channel your inner Julie Andrews with me as we look at a few of my favorite things. There’s some non-gardening uses for each listed as well.

DVD Racks

Years ago I picked up a free DVD rack to be a bean trellis for a Rubbermaid tote garden. I have since been in love, and it’s one of the things I consistently watch for at yard sales, curbside pickup listings, and foreclosure cleanup sites.

I got lucky, and mine have a rounded top at the sides. If you find some that don’t, just glue on a milk jug cap for some of its applications.

They go way beyond trellising.

They work for the far ends and sometimes central support “poles” of low poly tunnels or low hoops for garden beds and rows. A little free bamboo or PVC to span distances, some binder clips (Dollar Tree) to clamp the plastic on, and you’re in business.

They can also be set up long-wise down the middle of a bed to form an A-frame style “camping tent” poly cover if desired, which works really well for peas, with roots and salads to the outer verges, and converts well to later tomato beds.

They also form plant racks for inside near windows, against pale walls, or outdoors to keep salads conveniently close or make use of vertical height.

Mine all hold square plastic coffee tubs (they need a length of string along the front unless it’s a really well-protected area), #2.5 cans (the large tomato or peaches can), and V8 bottles without any modification at all. They’ll hold 2L bottles on their sides for longer, shallow containers, or Lipton and Arizona tea jugs of both types and sizes either cut off vertically or horizontally.

I can do square juice jugs as well, but they overhang enough to make the dog tails an issue on their sides, and I’m more comfortable with some twine or wire looping them to the back bar.

I prefer the open-dowel construction type, just because it leaves me options. I can add thin saplings, bamboo or thin sheathing to convert them if needed, but the open frame allows more light and nestles the rounded-bottom containers well.

Outside Gardening the DVD racks have the ability to hold larger canned goods and bottles of water, be used to dry clothes as-is or be half of a frame of dowels or saplings to create a larger drying space, and the poor kid used to have a pair that were hung with a curtain, topped with a chunk of (free) plywood, and outfitted with $2 in hooks to hang her uniform shirts and pants, like a mini closet that was also the mirror and vanity.

Storm Doors & Windows

These guys don’t multipurpose to the same degree as the DVD racks. They’re really handy to run across, though. One, having a backup is never a bad thing. Two, they are ready-made cold frames and pest exclusion frames.

I like a 3’ width for garden beds, permanent or bounded, and they fit pretty perfectly as-is. I can tighten up and use straw bales to create a different kind of cold frame with them laid across the top. I can run them in series or as individual structures.

An A-frame can be pretty quickly mocked up and is one of the easiest builds for getting your feet wet. It’s also handy in that it sluices ice and snow build-up and is more resistant to winds. The doors and windows get hinged at the tops, any stick or tool props them so they don’t flip the frame or ka-bong off your noggin, and cats, dogs and goats are less likely to stand on them.

Just the mesh from storm doors and windows is useful. So is mesh that comes off when you repair those.

It’s going in the garden, so some stitching or a little duct tape on both sides to repair a rip isn’t an issue. All it’s doing is protecting seed-stock squash from cross-pollination or keeping creepy-crawlies from eating the brassicas, lettuce, and beans before you can.

The advantage to taking out the mesh is that it’s an even easier build yet. There’s no hinges (unless you hinge the whole frame) and there’s less weight. That means more materials become potentials for the frame itself. You can tie some loops to go around a brick or post, or add some eye hooks to keep it in place.

Do keep the builds small enough that you can lift or flip by yourself once plants are in there. Some posts to the inside of the bed or rows can create a pivot point for flipping.

Painter’s/Construction Drop Cloth

My first set of drop cloth came from a part-time job in high school. I have been in love ever since.

It’s not super expensive, and it’s a toss-up whether the construction poly or the garden poly is cheaper to buy new, but it’s usually the totally clear construction drop cloth in our area. The 5+ mil I use is fairly durable in Southern wind storms, sun rot, ice and freezing rain, and Mid-Atlantic snow.

Contact handyman type businesses and painting businesses – for these as well as the windows and storm doors, and the mesh from those. Usually they’ll only use them for so long and as with the mesh, a few duct tape patches and the paint stains won’t impede too much structurally or light-wise.

Should you see them pop up cheap or free somewhere, don’t neglect those fancy-people outdoor grill, furniture and sofa covers, or any clear, thick, translucent vehicle covers.

Like the totally clear and colorless painter’s plastic, they all make for great garden hoop houses. Some of them can also be outfitted with sturdier construction to form a more permanent greenhouse.

Outside Gardening drop “cloth” or storm doors and windows can also be assembled into wind and snow-blocking shields around exposed doors at the home, or can enclose part or all of a porch to turn into a mudroom in an emergency or during snowy weather. Doing so creates a buffer chamber so there will be less polar vortex entering the house with every human and pet.

Plastic can also be used to cover windows and doors inside or out to decrease drafts and increase insulation value.

The painter’s plastic has the same value for livestock in extreme environments, especially if a normally warm climate is experiencing sudden return-to-winter weather after flocks or rabbits have adjusted to 60s-70s-80s, or if it’s so rare to have severe weather, coops and hutches were never built for extreme cold.

Drop cloths and poly covers can also be used to line bedding for the young, ill and elderly, so that every sneeze and cough or “mommy, I feel- blech” does not lead to disinfecting a mattress as well as changing bedding.

Wire Shelving

Really, do you ever have enough shelving? I particularly like seeing the simple-frame, open-weave, metal-wire shelving for bathrooms, laundry rooms and closets pop up in junk piles, yard sales, and Craigslist, because it’s super handy, super versatile stuff.

Like the DVD racks, it’s indoor-outdoor tiered plant stands, either year-round or during seed-starting and transplant season(s).

It can also be wrapped in our reclaimed plastic sheets or form part or all of the structure for salvaged windows or poly covers to make a mini greenhouse on a porch, beside a house or garage, for growing later and earlier in the season.

Then it gets even more useful.

Even if the whole is a little rickety, the shelves themselves can be removed and then turned into trellises. They can be rearranged around their original legs-stand or affixed to bamboo or the legs from old tables or chairs to form short garden fences to discourage turtles and rabbits, and limit dogs running through beds.

As an added bonus, if you have a senior gardener or an injury, sinking some of those sturdy table legs or a bundle of 3-4 larger bamboo canes 18” deep and up to hip or rib level can be a major aid in keeping them gardening.

The sturdy supports can then be covered with netting or sections of storm door mesh to act as a further bird and pest exclusions.

Outside Gardening there are endless uses for shelving, from water collection to organizing anything at all. Wire shelves also offer a lot of airflow for drying clothes.

The shelf “planks” of wire units can be used to patch and shore up fences and coops, especially somewhere something dug. They can be used to cover vehicle and house windows to limit damage from thrown bricks or if a storm window is damaged during a crisis.

They can also be reconfigured into a cage or crate for rabbits or small birds, to expand flocks or because they happened to be stacked from Craigslist and Freecycle runs ahead of time and now there’s a puppy to crate train or weather has shifted and we’re worried about the next generation of layers.

The shelves can be used to sift the largest chunks out of compost or soil in some cases, help form a gabion to slow water and keep it from increasing erosion, or can be lined with mesh or cloth for drying foods or seeds.

The shelves can usually be easily reconfigured with larger or smaller gaps than originally intended to facilitate buckets, larger boxes, or drying seeds and grains.

They don’t pop up as much as they used to, but some can still be found on the freebie sites as curbside pickup, or for <$15-20. They also sometimes pop up at Salvation Army/Goodwill, and if you cultivate contacts, sometimes you get your hands on just the shelf parts because the rest of the racks have been lost during multiple transfers or all the pieces weren’t donated.

Garden Reuse-its – My Favorite Things

These are just a few of my favorite things to re-purpose for growing veggies. The world is full of things like laundry bags we can use to prevent caterpillars and squash bugs on our cabbage and beans and zucchini, and old carpeting we can layer deep in garden walkways to cut down on maintenance time.

Any time we can reuse something, it cuts down on waste, making for a better world – not just the world around us. If we’re saving time and money, and if we’re developing some creativity and a new way of looking at things, we increase our preparedness and better our own world directly.

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An “UpTick” in Lyme Disease

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Deer Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

deer blacklegged tick

Blacklegged or Deer Tick

Whether you’re a hiker, camper, or survivalist, you’ll be spending a lot of time in the Great Outdoors.  During your off-grid adventures, you’ll be exposed to all sorts of critters that want a piece of you (watch an episode of “Naked and Afraid” to see what I mean). One of these is the lowly tick.

Ticks are eight-legged spider-like “arachnids” that exist in various species throughout the United States. They latch onto the skin of a host for a meal of blood and transmit various disease-causing microbes (“pathogens”) to humans and animals through infected saliva.

These diseases include:

  • Lyme Disease (also called “Lyme Borreliosis”)
  • Babesiosis
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Tularemia
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Ehrlichosis
  • Relapsing Fever

In this article, we’ll concentrate on Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is caused by the corkscrew-shaped bacterium known as Borrelia burgdorferi, commonly transmitted by the tiny blacklegged tick, also known as the deer tick.

borrelia bacteria

Borrelia Burgdorferi

Experts are expecting more cases of Lyme Disease due to recent mild winters and bumper acorn crops, which have increased the populations of animals that ticks like to feed upon. These include mice, a favorite of baby ticks, and deer, popular targets for adults. Because of the abundance of host animals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are estimating 300,000 cases of Lyme Disease this year, which is three times the number reported 20 years ago.

In case you’re wondering, Lyme disease has nothing to do with limes. It was first diagnosed in the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut in 1975. Since then, Lyme has become the most common tick-borne illness in the Northern Hemisphere.

tick stages

Deep Ticks in various stages of development


Ticks have a life cycle that can last two-three years and includes egg, larva, juvenile (also called “nymph”), and adult stages. For a larva to develop into a nymph or for a nymph to develop into an adult, a blood meal in needed. It appears that the nymphs cause the most cases of Lyme. The CDC estimates that about 30% carry the disease in the Northeast and Upper Midwest.

To pass along Borrelia burgdorferi to an animal or human, ticks must first find their hosts. They do this in a number of ways: By detecting smells, sensing body heat, or feeling vibrations with movement. Usually, they hang on grasses and bushes, holding on with their back pairs of legs and latching onto passersby with their front pair(s). When the tick finds a favorable place to feed, its mouth parts pierce the skin and start extracting blood.

how to remove a tick

Tick Removal

A thorough examination of the entire body for ticks is warranted within two hours of returning after a day outdoors. This is most easily accomplished during a shower. Look behind the knees, in armpits, behind the ears, even the belly button.

If the tick is found, it may be possible to just brush it off. If that doesn’t work, a number of commercial products are available to remove it. It is reasonable, however, to simply use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp it as close to the skin’s surface as possible, and pull straight upward in an even manner. Twisting or jerking as you pull may cause the mouth parts to remain in the skin.

Thoroughly clean the wound area with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and apply antibiotic ointment. Wash hands afterwards. As an added precaution, launder clothing in hot water and dry in high heat. If all this is done soon after the bite occurs, infection is highly unlikely.


Sometimes, however, the bite goes unnoticed. Once bacteria are passed to the host by the tick (a process that often requires 24-48 hours), symptoms can become apparent anywhere from 3 days to a month afterwards. You will usually see the following: :

  • Rash
  • Fever and chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain

Tick feeding

In 70 per cent of patients, the rash occurs before the fever and starts as redness in the area of the bite. It often then develops into a red circular “bull’s-eye” that feels warm to the touch. Usually, very little pain or itching is associated. This pattern, which spreads over time, is called “erythema migrans” and may be enough to confirm the diagnosis. Lyme Disease, however, may be missed or misdiagnosed if symptoms are mild or, especially, if the tick bite was missed by the examiner.


erythema migrans bulls eye pattern

erythema migrans


When a bite from a blacklegged tick is newly identified, preventative antibiotics may prevent Lyme Disease. A single dose of two 100 mg. doxycycline (Bird-Biotic) may suffice.

For early infection, as evidenced by the presence of erythema migrans, rapid treatment usually results in a cure. Symptoms, however, may last for a time after treatment.

Doxycycline (veterinary equivalent; Bird-Biotic) 100 mg. twice a day for 14-28 days is indicated, or in children (must be over 8 years old) 4mg/kg twice a day for 14-28 days (max of 100 mg.) Avoid doxycycline in pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Alternatively, Amoxicillin (veterinary equivalent: Fish-Mox) can be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women at dosages of 500 mg 3x/day for 14-28 days. 50 mg/kg is the dose for children younger than eight years of age (maximum 500mg 3x/day). Azithromycin (Bird Zithro) has been mentioned as a second alternative and can be used in those allergic to Penicillin-family drugs.


Late stage infections with Borrelia burgdorferi result in a more diverse set of Lyme symptoms, some quite different from those seen early. These may occur months after the tick bite and include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Severe headaches
  • Multiple rashes away from the site of the bite
  • Joint pain and swelling in knees and other large joints
  • Bell’s palsy (nerve damage that causes drooping on one side of the face)
  • Heart problems such as irregular heartbeats
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Inflammation of the spinal cord (called “meningitis”)
  • Shooting pains, numbness, or tingling in the hands, feet, or face
  • Memory loss

Many of the above symptoms may persist for long periods. As of yet, there is not a proven cure for chronic or late stage Lyme disease, but a vaccine is now in development. We’ll discuss  some strategies are to deal with this debilitating condition in a future article.


Don’t forget the high-tops!


An ounce of prevention is, they say, worth a pound of cure, and this old saying is particularly relevant when it comes to infections caused by tick bites. For prevention, consider:

  • Long pants and sleeves on the trail
  • Thick socks and high-top boots (tuck your pants into them)
  • Walking in the center of trails
  • Using insect repellants like DEET (20% or greater) on skin (oil of citronella or lemon eucalyptus are natural alternatives)
  • Applying Permethrin 0.5% insecticide to clothing, hats, shoes, and camping gear 24-48 hours before using (proper application will even withstand laundering)
  • Thorough exams after a day outdoors; pay special attention to children and dogs
permethrin clothing

0.5% Permethrin for clothing

Paying close attention to the little things, especially ticks, will make sure that your outdoor activities are healthy and memorable (in a good way).

Joe Alton, MD


Dr. Alton

Antifa Are Fascists Not Anarchists | episode 146

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Antifa Are Fascists Not Anarchists

Antifa Are Fascists Not Anarchists | episode 146




This week I rant about how the group Antifa are fascists themselves not Anarchists as they are being called. 

Being myself an anarchist politically I was pissed to find out these whiny statist babies are being referred to as Anarchists. 

Many don’t even understand what an anarchist is. To them, an anarchist is basically the same as a terrorist. This is simply not the truth. 

Anarchist feel that people should be free to govern themselves. To live without rulers. 

Antifa does not want a society without rulers. Only without ones that Republican. Antifa would not have a problem with Hilary Clinton or Obama in office for life. 

In this episode, I teach you what is Anarchy and why Antifa are fascists. 





a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.
absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal.

Word etymology
mid 16th century: via medieval Latin from Greek anarkhia, from anarkhos, from an- ‘without’ + arkhos ‘chief, ruler.’



often capitalized :  a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

2:  a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial controlearly instances of army fascism and brutality — J. W. Aldridge



  • What is anarchy? And what is it not?
  • What exactly is Fascism?
  • How does Antifa match up with the 14 points of fascism? 
  • Statism



14 Points OfFascism 

The Fascist Left In America

Dan Greene

Anarchy Is Cool


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5TH Annual Preppers Meet Ontario

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Originally started in Huntsville 5 years ago as a provincial meet, and now hosted by Che Bhodi from the Ontario Preppers Survival Network, the Annual Preppers Meet has now grown to a full blown weekend full of seminars, presentations, and a great place to network with other regional preppers.
This year, the meet will be held in Desbro, Ontario at the off grid property of the Zombie Survival Camp on the weekend of July 7th to 9th.
Already confirmed to return this year are Nader Eid and Karen Stephenson, both of whom put on fantastic presentations in the past.  Also confirmed is Aleks Rakocevic presenting on bushcraft cooking.
This year’s meet is looking to out perform any other!

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PrepperCon 2017: Preparedness Solutions For A Changing Market

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The survival market is changing. It has come a long way since the days that it could barely support a couple of magazines and the occasional book.

Now it seems like TV series every time I turn around, which is remarkable to many of us who have been survivalists for twenty, thirty, forty years or more, because aspects of survival are being accepted as mainstream for the first time in our lives.

This is what the last PrepperCon show was about, it was an opportunity to show off solutions for a changing market.

For a couple of days, survival experts and gear providers gathered in Utah, for one of the main preparedness and survival expos in US. I’ve been there, and now I’m sharing with you the highlights.

Preparedness is Going Mainstream

This year, I was interviewed by a major media outlet from NYC and the NY Times is writing an article about PrepperFash, the fashion portion of the expo.

I certainly never thought I would see the day either of those events would happen, but the survival market seem to attract more moderates concerned with the inevitability of climate change. You don’t have to be conservative or liberal to understand that as our world grows more complicated, it also grows more fragile or to understand that being prepared for emergencies is a responsible precaution.

This level of growth in the survival has made it possible for many more of us to make a living in the field we are passionate about, brought about survival expositions like PrepperCon and has made possible much more specific, detailed and well thought out survival solutions than existed in years past.

Here are a few highlights to help your prepping.

Survival Medical

The owner of the company is a supply chain logistics genius who supplies hospitals with medical supplies. This enables Survival Medical to sell hospital quality supplies packaged for long-term storage cheaper than you can buy the individual components.

  • Long Term Storage: Survival Medical engineered special layers for their Mylar packaging so cotton won’t yellow and turn brittle, adhesives won’t stop sticking and ointments won’t dry out. This is huge for survivalists storing or caching medical supplies. They have kits packaged in 5 gallon buckets with Gamma Seals lids that store neatly with food storage. 5 gallon buckets are tremendously useful tools in a long-term survival situation or infrastructure breakdown. They are extremely useful for hygiene and water treatment, lots of them. Survival uses for both forms of packaging are only limited by the imagination.
  • Price: Prepping is expensive and time consuming and saving both enables you to reach your preparedness goals sooner. Being able to buy long-term packed kits for less than you could buy the components saves time and money.
  • Survival-Specific Solutions: They have created a vast array of mission and threat-specific solutions for survivalists. If you are a boater, they have a kit for you. Whether that boat is a kayak or a blue water sailboat, they have a kit for you. Going to store it at a fixed site or transport it in a vehicle? Need a kit for a pack? Ride a horse? Having a baby? It just goes on and on.
  • Modular: I pioneered the Modular Survival Kit so it is exciting for me to see someone else applying modularity to survival kits and specifically to the first aid aspect of them. You can use a module without cracking the seal another and then just replace what you used. This is a huge deal.

FithOps 209 Shotgun Primer Perimeter Trip Alarm

You may have noticed a perimeter trip alarm in my article about booby traps that you can slide the base of any number of 12-gauge shotgun shells into. That type of contraption is not without its uses, but it is heavy and shells or even just shell bases are bulky.

The upside is the ability to fire flares, blanks or less-lethal munitions such as OC (Pepper Gas) cartridges and FithOps has a model of that type of perimeter trip alarm coming soon.

What the owner of FithOps has done is that he has dramatically reduced size and weight of the device by creating a trip alarm that fires only the 209 shotgun primer as opposed to an entire shotgun shell base. That’s all I use most of the time, so I was glad to find this product.

What this means is that the device takes up very little space and weight in your pack, enabling you to do the same job with a lot less equipment or carry more of them and deploy a lot more alarms. The body is only about .5″ diameter and just under 3″ in length making it a little fatter than a .410 shotgun shell and since it is machined from aluminum, it is very light and the 209 shotgun shell primers it fires are tiny but are plenty loud.

You could create a perimeter with just two of the devices, but I recommend J-hooking your trails in and out of camp and setting up a couple more or maybe even mix in model or two that uses shotgun shell bases to add flexibility, but that would depend on what you are trying to accomplish.

At just $25 each, they are a great value and I know from personal experience that this type of alarm is very effective. I have set up many a trip trap for students and buddies over the years and have yet to ever have anybody find one before tripping it. Just make sure they don’t have a heart condition, because they can really get the old ticker thumping on excitable types. And yes, the owner claims they work on bears and tweakers alike.

Deluxe Camping

Anyone who has been into emergency preparedness for a long time knows that you need pretty much the same stuff to survive a great variety of threats. A simple solution for many of our basic needs is vehicle-portable camping gear.

Deluxe Camping has taken functionality and efficiency of many basic needs of camping to the next level. The owner was a primitive skills student of Larry Dean Olsen so he understands the fundamentals of camping at a level which most folks do not and this enabled him to innovate some

Rocket Stoven Combo

  • Very efficient multi-tier rocket stove/oven that can cook an entire meal at once with very little wood.
  • Burns wood completely creating very little smoke.

Deluxe Tent Shower

  • Pressurized hot shower that can be used inside or outside a tent.
  • Captures water and drains it outside.

Deluxe Filtration Camp Sink

  • Hands Free: Foot pump means you can wash your hands and pump water at the same time.
  • Self-contained: Captures gray water so no puddle on the ground.

Deluxe Off-grid Laundry

  • Large 28-gallon capacity the same as a home washing machine.
  • Rust Free
  • Smooth circular motion. No repetitive up and down or back and forth motion.
  • Can re-capture and reuse water
  • Ringer attachment for complete off-grid laundry solution

Education on Laws Governing the Use of Public Land and Natural Resources

The Celebrity Panel gave attendees the incredible opportunity to ask questions to Dave Wescott, David Holladay, Dr. Nicole Apelian and Alan Kay regarding the relevance of primitive survival skills in our modern world.

One of the topics that came up was the laws governing use of our public lands and resources and how we can practice primitive without running afoul of the law. For instance, Alan Kay pointed out that in many states it is illegal to harvest road kill.

The answers boiled down to the fact that life is an act of consumption.

Dave Wescott shared:

You can’t preserve it, you can conserve it. Leave no trace is a physical impossibility, we need to consume to be alive.

Everything comes from somewhere, but unfortunately “leave no trace” is the guiding ethic determining how most of our public lands are used.

The primitive skills veteran advocated “technique over tech” and that “camping badly in any mode is bad.”

David Holladay said that he loves the story of Robin Hood where the king owned all the deer but the people fed themselves anyway.

He said:

There is going to be a day when it is illegal to eat or be a human being.

He and explained how one of our neighbors to the South sprayed defoliants on people’s gardens because they were worried that they might contain an insect that could damage the monocultured crops of giant corporate farms and how Mexico passed a law declaring it illegal to be Yaqui.

Members of the Native American tribe were forced to abandon their religion and their culture or move to Arizona. He said: “Live long enough to apologize to the judge, in a survival situation.”

Dr. Nicole Apelian noted that in some states it even is illegal to catch rainwater or highly regulated.

The sick irony is that it is often illegal to feed yourself or to shelter yourself without using products made from fossil fuels that came from some land somewhere and will end as trash somewhere else.

The food in backpacking meals and bags they are packed in come from somewhere and so do the bags many areas require you to use to haul out your urine and feces.

Do they really think food comes from the grocery store? Is it OK to leave a carbon footprint as long as it is in someone else’s country? Because that is exactly what we are doing. We are essentially trying to preserve our own lands in glass showcases while we exhaust resources of other nations or land we call farmland.

Everyone would probably agree that we need rules for high traffic areas, but our current laws serve to separate man from nature. This is an unnatural practice. Humans have been part of most land-based ecosystems a lot longer than we have had laws. Rights and property predated law. Law was created to protect them but is now used to legally plunder the very rights and property it was created to protect.

Our forefathers followed this path and survived for centuries. Learn from their knowledge to find your own way to survive!

This article was written by Cache Valley Prepper for Survivopedia.

Are You Earnestly Seeking Your Rewards In Heaven?

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     This is a topic that I have touched upon in the past, and one that I really feel compelled to write about at this time.  I know that the question that I have posed in the title of this blog is enough to give some traditional Christians apoplexy (I’ve always wanted to use that word in a sentence).  And since the idea of working for rewards can send some of the Faithful into a state of speechlessness and extreme anger, then I believe it is time for us to discuss this issue in the light of God’s Word.
    Right off the bat, I want to make it clear that I am not advocating “working” for your salvation.  I am fully aware that Salvation is a free gift from God (in return for our faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior), and cannot be earned. So, I want to reassert my position … Salvation cannot be earned and is not the reward(s) I am talking about.
     But I want to leave no doubt that Rewards and Treasure and Recompense are very real benefits for faithful Christians, and CAN be earned.  In fact, when you realize what Jesus and God’s Word says about them, we should all be earnestly seeking them.  But I’m afraid that this message has not been successfully conveyed to the Body of Christ, and too many Believers are satisfied with Salvation alone. But this is not God’s desire!
    Here’s what I think …. we Christians can all agree that our works have nothing to do with getting us into Heaven.  But how many understand that our works will be weighed once we get there, and will determine the rewards we receive?  We all understand our Salvation.  Now we need to understand the greater issue of Reward.  As an early mentor of mine pointed out, “Jesus tells us that in His Father’s House there are many rooms, and He is going ahead to prepare a place for us.  Salvation can be looked upon as our entry into our Father’s House — it gets you into the foyer.  But the works you have done for the Father after receiving His gift of Salvation will gain you access to the rest of the rooms, and your reward(s)”. I like that picture.
     I realize that there are those Christians who will argue that everyone will be treated equally in Heaven, and will point to Matthew 20:1-15, and the parable of the landowner who pays his laborers equal wages, regardless of when they began working for him that day.  But they are missing the context of that parable.  It comes right after Jesus has witnessed to the rich young Gentile ruler about treasure in the kingdom of heaven, and Peter and the disciples question Him about what they can expect to receive as their reward.  Jesus answers them that they will receive their just reward, but that there will be those who enter the Kingdom at the end of this Age who will also be received. It wasn’t about equal rewards, but equal entry based on faith in Him.
     So, what does the Word say about the rewards we can expect to receive?  I don’t know how one can ignore the implication of rewards when Jesus says in Matthew 16:27, For the Son of Man is going to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will repay each person according to what he has done.  And the Bible closes with this admonition from Jesus in Revelation 22:12, Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.
     Jesus also admonishes us to store up for ourselves “treasures in heaven” instead of seeking the world’s rewards and recognition, which are not lasting. By doing the works that Jesus did here on earth, in His Name — serving others, healing the sick, casting out demons; yes, even raising the dead — we will be paid rewards in heaven for those services unto the Kingdom.  The Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25 clearly shows that if you do a lot with what God has given you; you will get a greater reward in Heaven. If you squander what God has given you; don’t be surprised to find that your reward is much less.

     I’m pretty sure that this idea of “doing work for rewards” is a foreign one to many Christians, and it saddens me to think of the many faithful who will miss out on a greater experience in Heaven because they have relied on flawed theology instead of searching the Scriptures themselves.  A careful reading of the Bible reveals the five heavenly crowns that will be awarded/rewarded to believers at the Judgment:  the Imperishable Crown, the Crown of Rejoicing, the Crown of Righteousness, the Crown of Glory, and the Crown of Life. But that’s not the only rewards that will be given!
     J. Warner Wallace, on the website Cold Case Christianity, writes, “Some will work here on earth to create something persevering, and as a result, will obtain an enduring reward in Heaven. Others will not produce enduring work here on earth, and while they will still be saved, their reward in heaven will be nothing more than Salvation (“he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire”). Wallace is quoting 1 Corinthians 3:11-15, in which Paul wrote that the quality of each man’s work will be tested by fire, and “If any man’s work is burned up, he shall suffer loss“; even though he is saved. But do Christians ever ask themselves, “What will he lose”? Certainly not his Salvation. That is made clear in the Word.  He will will lose out on rewards in heaven because of the lack of works here on earth! He will be in His Father’s House [in Heaven] but won’t get past the foyer!
     But it’s more than just the reward of Crowns he will lose — which like the 24 elders in Revelation 4, we will want to cast at the feet of Jesus because only He is worthy of glory and honor.  There will be the loss of greater degrees of joy and responsibility and authority. Who wouldn’t want to receive all that plus eternal life (Salvation)?
     I think by God’s Grace, our Father wants us to get all the rewards we can. But it is incumbent upon us to make sure we don’t lose out on them by seeking to do the works that Jesus did to bring the Kingdom of God to earth.  That means realizing that we can lose or forfeit any portion of our rewards if we don’t live a life called by God …. we must love our fellow man enough to share God’s Truth; we must comfort and give to the poor and needy; we must see with spiritual eyes and hear the Holy Spirit with spiritual ears so that we can partner with Jesus to release people from the bondage of Satan; we must prepare ourselves to wage spiritual war, and we must be prepared and willing to sacrifice all for Him who sacrificed all for us.  In the end, I pray that all Christians can come to the Truth; that they will agree with me to pledge all our labor and work in this life for His glory, in anticipation of the rewards He is waiting [and wanting] to bestow upon us.

1 Corinthians 2:9     But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

Does Your Spouse Or Partner Agree With Your Prepping?

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Lets face it, not everyone is on the same page with regards to all things. When it comes to a spouse or partner at home, certainly there are disagreements between each-other having to do with various issues and life’s activities (this is normal!). The specific question though, “Is your spouse or partner on-board with it? […]

A Major Lyme Disease Outbreak Is Coming; Here’s How You Can Protect Yourself

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Lyme disease makes every trip to the outdoors a little less fun. The threat of this tick-borne pathogen forces us to take extra precautions every time we venture out into nature. Fortunately, Lyme disease mainly proliferates in a few specific regions of the country, such as the Northeast and the Great Lakes region. The majority of Americans only have to worry about the ticks themselves, and not the diseases they carry. There are still plenty of wilderness areas that lie just outside of Lyme disease hotspots.

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However, many of the places that everyone assumes are safe from this disease, may not be in the near future. In fact, we may be facing a massive Lyme disease outbreak this summer, and this event is probably going to spread the disease to areas surrounding the typical hotspots. And unfortunately, most of the people living in those areas have no idea.

That’s the determination of Dr. Richard Ostfeld, a disease ecologist who currently lives in New York. Ostfeld has found a unique way to tell if there’s about to be a major Lyme disease outbreak.  It has to do with how many acorns the forests are producing. The more acorns there are in a given season, the more ticks and Lyme disease there will be. Due to warmer weather conditions, there are a lot more acorns than usual.

So how could a floor of acorns two years ago tell Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, that 2017 would see an outbreak of Lyme disease? It’s all down to what happens next.

A bumper crop of the seeds – “like you were walking on ball bearings” – comes along every two to five years in Millbrook. Crucially, these nutrient-packed meals swell the mouse population: “2016 was a real mouse plague of a year,” he says. And mouse plagues bring tick plagues.

Soon after hatching, young ticks start “questing” – grasping onto grasses or leaves with their hind legs and waving their forelegs, ready to hitch a ride on whatever passes by, usually a mouse.

Once on board, the feast begins. Just one mouse can carry hundreds of immature ticks in their post-larval nymph stage.

This is where the problems for us start. Mouse blood carries the Lyme-causing bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which passes to a tick’s gut as it feeds. The tick itself is unharmed, but each time it latches onto a new host to feed, the bacteria can move from its gut to the blood – including that of any human passers-by.

“We predict the mice population based on the acorns and we predict infected nymph ticks with the mice numbers. Each step has a one year lag,” Ostfeld says.

And this isn’t just a problem for New York. The number of Lyme disease cases is expected to climb throughout the United States and Europe over the next two years. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to avoid Lyme disease no matter where you live.

First, take a look at where this disease has popped up, and see if you live near any of the hotspots. Then look up how to properly remove ticks, and the measures you can take to avoid them in the first place. You should also learn the elusive symptoms of Lyme disease so you can seek medical treatment before the disease ravages your body. And finally, you can purchase natural bug repellents, which are perhaps your best defense against ticks.

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.

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Sex attacker charged with assault of 12th Sydney victim. Government’s Ant-Self Defence Laws!

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This is practically a daily occurrence now, in fact many rapes & attacks may go unreported. Here in NSW Australia it is illegal to carry anything with which to defende yourself, no sprays, no batons, no tasers, & of course no guns. The new 2017 National Firearms Agreement also states that firearms may NOT be used in defence of self, family or property in home invasions. We are left defenceless unless we can find something in the house with which to defend ourselves, and even then it may not be enough against superior odds.

Spring on the Homestead – A Busy Time Of Year!

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Spring on the Homestead – A Busy Time Of Year! Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below! On this show we catch up with you all! It has been a busy spring on our homestead. Usually, winter leaves us all sitting inside our homes, by a fire, dreaming of all the new things we want … Continue reading Spring on the Homestead – A Busy Time Of Year!

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