Survival tents – Shelter is one of your highest priorities

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Shelter is something that you need to have in order to survive. Being able to have shelter means that you are going to stay dry, warm, safe and in privacy. But, being able to get shelter is not always as easy as it would seem to be in during a survival situation. Sure, you could get lucky and find a dark cave, that hopefully doesn’t have any type of animal in it, or you could possible build a shelter using logs and branches if you have survival expert training, or you stumble into an empty cabin, that hopefully doesn’t reside any where near Camp Crystal Lake.  There are some really simple survival shelters you can build with a tarp as in the video below but a survival tent is a much better option.

There are many possibilities. Those are all valid options for getting shelter, but it is simply relying on pure luck that is a pretty bad idea. For most people, building a survival shelter is just not feasible and that basically means that you will want to have a good option for shelter on you. I am not telling you to get an RV or a mobile home that is super handy, I am talking about having a survival or emergency tent.

Tent options

They have been used for over 40,000 years and to give a bit of understand on this, humankind learned how to make portable shelters before humankind even learned to cultivate agriculture and there has been plenty of time to perfect the technology of tents. Today, emergency tents have gotten much more sophisticated, specific and elaborate, but that is the real issue. There is too many to pick from. There are tents that range from single person to group tents that will sleep more than 8 people. It doesn’t matter what the situation is, there is a tent for that situation. So, we get what a survival tent is, the next question is what makes a good survival tent?

What to look for in a survival tent

When you are searching for an emergency tent there are many features that you may want, but we will just cover the most important ones.

  • Durability – you need to look at the durability of the tent. The modern fabrics that have been made for tents are quite durable, but there are some tents that are bomb proof when compared to others, so you need to find a tent that is going to be very durable within an extreme environment.
  • Weight –  you need to check into the weight. Heavy tents can be a real pain, especially if you are carrying it in your pack. Every single ounce will matter on a long journey. So, when it comes to survival, you need to have a portable, light weight tent that is best. Even if it is just for a camping trip with your family, if everything else is equal, take a light one.
  • Folded dimensions – A really popular option is a tube tent because they end of folding up so small.
  • Ease of set up – check to see how easy it will be to set up. There are some tents that make it feel that you need to have a degree in engineering to put it up. These tents are really time consuming and can push a person over the edge to where they rather burn the tent for heat and sleep on a pile of leaves. It is best to look for a tent that will be easy to setup. Being able to set your tent up quickly and without all the hassle that makes you want to live like a naked cave dweller is best in survival situations.
  • Color and shape – Shape is not really that important unless you plan to be in an area that has really high winds such as on the side of a mountain. In these situations, it is best to have an aerodynamic low-profile tent. However, when it comes to survival, color is going to be a strategic choice. It will depend on if you are wanting to stay hidden or if you are wanting to be rescued. If you are wanting a tent where rescue is going to be important such as trekking in high altitudes on a side of a mountain, then you are going to want to have the brightest orange possible. Now, if you are in a situation where you happened to land yourself in hostile territory, such as in the jungle in the middle of a war, then you are going to want a natural colored tent that can blend in with surroundings.
  • Weather proof – Check for rain protection. If your tent doesn’t have a rain fly, then it needs to be made of a waterproof wall. Nothing sucks more than waking up sleeping in about 3 inches of water inside of your tent. So, you want to make sure that you are checking into all the waterproof properties of the tent that you purchase.
  • Size – Then you need to know how many people you are going to fit into this tent. If you happen to be planning for doomsday and the zombie apocalypse with your family, then your survival tent is going to need to be pretty big. It has to be big enough that everyone can fit inside of it. Personally, I like 2-person tents as it is spacious enough for a single person, but it can fit another person if it is needed. There are people that like single person tents, but that seems almost like sleeping in a coffin. The decision for this is going to be based on your preferences and needs.  Just make sure it can fold up into a small size like a tube tent.
  • Price – There are some survival tents that will cost you an arm, a leg, and your first-born child, while others are pretty inexpensive. You need to fit the tent you want into your budget but remember when it comes to survival gear, you are going to get what you pay for. If you go super cheap, then you are most likely going to get really cheap results. Now let’s get into the best types of survival tents on the market right now.
  • Warmth – How warm is it and can it keep you warm?

Best Survival tents

Arctic Oven with Vestibule

This tent is great if you are planning on being in an area that is super cold, such as traveling on an arctic trek to see the northern lights. This tent is super warm, and it is very spacious as well. This tent is so well insulated, that people have stated that in negative degree weather, they started sweating and stripping down to their skivvies. That is perfect. The tent also comes in a lot of different sizes and the prices are a bit steep ranging from a couple hundred to thousands. Then again you are going to get what you pay for. These are not really that great for carrying in a backpack as it weighs about 110 pounds, so if you are in the arctic, then you most likely have a sled and it can be carried on that.

High Peak Outdoors Maxxlite Tent

This tent is great for trekking. It has a bathtub bottom that will seal out any snow or rain and it can be used in any temperature and it works great in negative weather. It has aluminum poles that provide the structure of it. It is only a 2-person tent, but it does have a rain cover that provides a vestibule at an end of the tent to store you gear. It is also pretty light weight as it weighs less than 7 pounds.

ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 1

This tent is high quality and light weight which is great for backpacking. The walls are mesh, which allows ventilation and are best for muggy nights in the jungle when you need to feel that breeze that may slip through. The design of the tent is just enough space to sit up and the door is perfect for making exiting and entering a breeze. It also comes with a storage space and a 2-pole design which means easy assembly. The package even comes with a repair kit if your tent gets ripped during your travels. The only thing is that it is not meant for any winter weather and there isn’t a lot of privacy, but it is great for those overnight treks.

Mountainsmith Genesee 3 Season Tent

This tent is great for families and even those who just like having a bunch of room. It is perfect for windy and rainy climates. It has a fully enclosed rainfly that has protected top vents. It also has super fine mesh that will keep out those pesky insects and the reflective guy lines happen to include plastic tighteners.

When it comes to choosing a tent, for whatever you plan to use it for, it doesn’t have to be hard or super time consuming. We have provided you with guidelines that can help you to pick the tent that is best for your situation. If you follow them then you are sure to find the tent that is going to best for you and your lifestyle and you will have a tent that you would be proud to use in any circumstances.

Chris Busby — Podcast on Downplaying of Radiation Risk – Chernobyl and Fukushima Coverups

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Professor author researcher activist and expert witness
Dr Busby has been all over the world sampling, measuring and
testifying on radioactive contaminates in the environment.
Man made fission products attain direct contact with tissue
once ingested, and damage can be transferred to offspring
Green Audit website
Baltic Sea Region Radioactivity Watch
Recent copper canister story
Copper canisters at Forsmark
Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment
Volume 1181 New York Academy of Sciences Alexey V Yablokov – Alexey V Nesterenko – Vassily B Nesterenko
Valentine and Busby Debate the risk model shortcomings
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Free PDF: Barnacle Parp’s Chainsaw Guide

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The author of Barnacle Parp’s Chainsaw Guide started his book with a few statements. The first is that his friends call him “Parp” and he will appreciate your indulgence hereafter. The second is that this book is an honest endeavor. No one connected in any way with the production of this book has any interest whatsoever in promoting the products of any of the manufacturer’s or companies mentioned in this book. No one connected with this book has ever re- quested, received, or been offered any chain saws, gifts, or bribes of any kind. No “test models,” no exchanges, trades

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Book Review: Tappan on Survival

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Tappan on Survival is one of the greatest books ever written on practical survival is back in print for the next generation of self-reliant citizens! Mel Tappan was the godfather of the modern preparedness movement, and this classic collection of his writings is an indispensable resource for information on how to develop a survival mind-set, identify the best survival locations, store food, maintain communications, select firearms and much more. A new foreword by Bruce Clayton, himself an important figure in the preparedness movement after the publication of his book Life After Doomsday in 1980, describes the unique appeal of Tappan’s

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Neologism -Uncertain goods

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It occurred to me that I need a term to describe those materials (or materiels) that we want to stockpile but are, for one reason or another, becoming uncertain in terms of their availability. For example, two years ago a ‘bump stock’ was a good that you could buy with no hassle or threat of unavailability. The only thing limiting it’s availability was if the company sold enough to stay in business. Now it’s a different story. With the banhammer being warmed up those things are now an uncertain good…you have no idea if you’ll be able to get more, or even keep the ones you have. (I use this as an obvious example..personally, I think those things are useless toys.)

Other examples? The usual…magazines, semiauto boomtoys, that sort of thing. But non-firearm stuff becomes uncertain goods too from time to time. The old Polar Pur water purification crystals, for example.

So, for my purposes, and future postings, the term ‘uncertain good’ refers to an item (or items) whose availability may become limited or non-existent due to unpredictable factors that influence it’s availability, including legislation, and therefore have a higher priority in the order of acquisition.

This Is Extremely Dangerous To Our Democracy

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I have known this for years, however most people consider it ‘conspiracy’. What is it? America’s mainstream media outlets are merely ‘talking puppets’ that propagandize the distributed messaging points from the powers-that-be. (Watch the video below for evidence) I cannot tell you how many times that I’ve heard a new talking point or new phrase words that suddenly appear across the spectrum of mainstream news. Regardless of the source: local news, national news, mainstream news programs, they all start using the new talking point verbatim. A new phrase will pop up all over the country as though some sort of

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Bottle Brush Tree: How To Grow And Care For Callistemons & Melaleucas

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Named for their bottle brush-shaped flowers, this plant can grow as a bottle brush tree or a shrub. Originating in Australia, there are around 50 species of bottle brush plants, each one with a slightly different growth pattern. Great attractors of pollinators, the bottle brush tree is a close relative of the paperbark melaleuca. It’s such … Read more

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4 Tips to Plan Financially for a Disaster

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Natural disasters can strike at any time, and often with little warning. Today the United States, along with the rest of the world, is facing one disaster after the other — ranging from mass shootings to earthquakes and hurricanes. That said, when a disaster strikes, it’s nice to think of yourself as a heroic person, […]

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Nobody’s Talking About This New Report: Our Power Infrastructure Is EXTREMELY Vulnerable to Physical Attacks

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Editor’s Note: This is an important article with information that has been totally overlooked in the mainstream news. Go here to learn more about my own budget-friendly plan for low-tech Read the rest

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Knives From Everyday Tools

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See how everyday tools can be turned into beautiful, strong knives… WOW! If you are handy this could be a fantastic SHTF advantage. There will be tools all over the place. Wrenches, big bolts and railway ties are made of fantastically strong metal that will hold its edge for a long time. If you are …

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A Chat with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

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A Chat with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy
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Be sure to tune in for this episode of Herbal Prepper Live where my guests will be none other than the leaders of the Medical Preparedness field themselves, Joe Alton, M.D. (Dr. Bones) and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. (Nurse Amy), authors of The Survival Medicine Handbook and hosts of the popular podcast, The Doom and Bloom ™ Survival Medicine Hour.

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Grow a Weed Garden! Identifying and Using Chickweed

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“Why in the world would I WANT to grow weeds?” That’s what you were just thinking, right? Either that or, “Is this about marijuana?”

As it turns out, I’m writing on the former. And if you’re still with me after learning that this article isn’t about cannabis, let me answer your question with some questions of my own.

Are you interested in growing your own herbal medicines? Grow a weed garden! Many common weeds are also powerful medicines.

Do you want to grow your own highly nutritious, homegrown food? Grow a weed garden! Most wild edibles are ridiculously nutritious; often much more so than the foods you’re already growing in your garden. (I will admit, however, that a potato is much more user-friendly than stinging nettles.) Plus, you’ll know for sure that these weeds haven’t been sprayed with any (gasp!) weed killer.

Are you cursed with gardening failures? Grow a weed garden! Unless you’re growing it inside a chicken coop or downstream from a glyphosate factory, you literally cannot mess this up. Those weedy little boogers are a hale-and-hearty crew, just chomping at the bit to take over any scrap of substandard, underwatered, compacted, nutrient-poor soil.

Are you preparing for the electromagnetic-zombie-pandemic-peak-water-financial-collapse apocalypse? Grow a weed garden! Looters might make off with your tomatoes, but they’ll never think to steal your thistles. Actually, I think I’d like to see them try that. But my point is that these are food and medicine resources unknown to the majority of the population. You can think of them as your backup-backup food supply.

Getting Started With Your Weed Garden

So I’m going to assume that you’re all fired up and ready for a weed garden, or at least not starkly opposed to the idea, and I’ll move on to the “how to” section. Making a weed garden is stunningly easy. At bare minimum, all you have to do is point to a part of your yard and say, “This is my weed garden.” Done! I’ve got a whole bunch of them out back. I’ll leave it up to you to convince your significant other that it’s time to sell your lawn mower. I mean, who mows their garden, right?

But let’s say you want to be a bit more official.

Sure. I knew I liked you. You want to grow weeds the right and proper way. Good for you.

For a “real” weed garden, do the following:

  1. Prepare a garden bed as you would for any other plant.
  2. Stop.

That’s it. Just loosen the soil, because even weeds like fluffy soil, and remove any pre-existing weeds to give everybody a fair chance to compete.

This is especially true of grasses. If you want a really good weed garden, get rid of the grass. No-good, dirty, rotten, grass (grumble, grumble). I’m slightly prejudiced, in case you couldn’t tell.

This is zero maintenance. No need to fertilize, water, weed (apart from the initial weeding), or sow seeds. Trust me. The seeds are already there, just waiting for their chance to shine.

Here’s a before-and-after picture of a weed garden I just set up:

Weed garden - pre weeding
My Weed Garden, Before


Weed garden - post weeding

My Weed Garden, After

This was formerly an experimental garden, set up a few years back and eventually surrendered to the grasses. A morning of TLC with a digging fork and an audiobook brought it back into fighting condition. During the clean out, I discovered a goji berry stem that had snaked its way through the sea of grass and was setting out roots where it contacted the soil.

Weed garden - goji


I couldn’t bring myself to uproot such a tenacious survivor, so it got to keep its place. Also, I added a wood chip border, because, “by golly I’ve got a big pile of wood chips, and I’m gonna use it!”                                                           

Now let’s take a look at the weeds in the… Oh, right. This is day one. Even weeds don’t pop up that fast. Okay. We’ll come back to this later on. For now, let’s take a look at one of the weeds that was growing in that maelstrom of grass before I cleared it out.

I give you … chickweed!

Weed garden - chickweed


Chickweed is a sweet little plant with a love for cool, wet weather. It can be found in every state in the U.S. and throughout much of the world, even growing as far north as the arctic circle.

Where I live, in the Ozark Mountain region of Arkansas, you can find chickweed in the early spring and often again in the fall. The further north you go, the more it can stretch toward summer. Further south it leans more toward winter. If you have just the right climate (or microclimate), it can grow year-round. If you’ve got cool, pleasant weather, you’ve almost certainly got chickweed.

Chickweed tends to pop up in yards, gardens, pastures, and along the edges of paths. It likes rich, moist soil, and doesn’t seem too particular about sunlight. It must really like people, too, because it grows around us a lot. You’ll also occasionally find large patches growing in entirely the “wrong” place, because plants never read a plant book.

This is a great early plant to identify in your weed garden. First, it’s delicious. Some compare the taste to lettuce or corn silk, though I would describe it more like a snap pea. It’s also highly nutritious. Chickweed is a good source of beta-carotene, ascorbic-acid, magnesium, niacin, calcium, riboflavin, selenium, thiamin, copper, and Gamma-linolenic-acid.1) It also has more iron, zinc, and potassium than any of your garden greens.2)Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods from Dirt to Plate. John Kallas, PhD. Gibbs Smith. 2010 It can be used in salads, soups, fritters, and almost anywhere else you want something green. I’m partial to homemade weed pizzas, myself.

Do yourself a favor. Mix up some freshly rinsed chickweed with flour, salt, and pepper. Form it up into patties and fry it in coconut oil. Then dip the resulting crunchy goodness in honey mustard or barbecue sauce. Delicious!

Identifying Chickweed

By this time, I’m sure you’re practically salivating for some chickweed. And who could blame you? So let’s move on to identification.

Note that I’m focusing on common chickweed (Stellaria media). There are other varieties of chickweed, such as mouse-ear chickweed, that will match some, but not all, of these criteria. For more information on other types of chickweed, you really should look at a more exhaustive guide or talk to a local plant expert.

Common chickweed is a thin-stemmed plant with small (¼” to ½”), opposite leaves. The leaves vary a bit in shape, but are usually oval, and always have a tiny point at the tips. She’s usually a small plant, but can grow stems more than a foot long when conditions are right. The sap is NOT milky. If you pluck a stem and discover white sap, you’ve got the wrong weed. The bloom is white with 5 deeply notched petals, which will look like 10.

Weed garden - chickweed flower

It has two more dead giveaways. One is a single line of hairs growing down the stem. This line will switch sides after every pair of leaves.

Weed Garden_Chickweed Hair Line Arrows

The hairs are tiny, and you may need to either hold it up to the light or use a magnifying lens to see them. The other telltale sign is an inner core. It takes a little practice, but you can bend the stem back and forth, and twist slightly, to break apart the outer stem, revealing a slightly elastic inner stem.

Weed Garden_Chickweed Broken Stem

All of the aboveground parts are edible. On younger plants, the entire stem is tender. As they age, the lower stems become tough and stringy. You can chop them up, if you’re desperate. But I prefer just cutting off the last 2 or 3 inches at the growing tips.

Medicinally, chickweed is no slouch, either. Its primary claim to fame is in skin care. Owing to its wound-healing, soothing, and cooling properties, chickweed is an obvious choice for various skin irritations. It can be used in poultices, sprays, and creams—both as a beauty aid and for the treatment of rashes, bites, burns, and blemishes. It is also a digestive aid, helping to relieve excess gas in the intestinal tract.3)Reference: The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival. Katrina Blair. Chelsea Green Publishing. 2014

I hope I’ve gotten you interested in the idea of a weed garden, or at least in trying out some chickweed. Next time, we’ll check back in with my weed garden to see how it’s coming along and choose a new weed to feature.

Meanwhile, let me know in the comments section: What’s your favorite way to use chickweed?

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2. Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods from Dirt to Plate. John Kallas, PhD. Gibbs Smith. 2010
3. Reference: The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival. Katrina Blair. Chelsea Green Publishing. 2014

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9 Mindful Ways to Start Breaking Up With Plastic – For Good!

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One of the big problems with our prepackaged, modern, consumer spending-based economies is that everything is mass-produced in plastic with little or no regard for the future problems it creates. To date, 14 billion pounds of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year – most of it being plastic.

Image result for the jungle upton sinclairThe book “The Jungle,” by Upton Sinclair basically was the blueprint that propelled the FDA into action against big industry and how detrimental it can be to the individual.  Time, however, is the factor that erodes both conscience and consciousness, in that order.

Each generation faces new challenges from a system designed to follow profit-potential rather than the welfare of the people confined within it.  No exceptions are to be found in the food and beverage industries: most of their products are either unhealthy or outright poisonous due to dyes, preservatives or additives.  No less the containers and packaging they are in.

Recently several articles surfaced that categorized these problems.  Rather than “rehash” the information, in a nutshell, I will summarize it.  BPA’s (Bisphenol A’s) are chemicals used in plastic bottles, containers, and on the interior liners that are found in many food cans.  This chemical has been in use for more than fifty years and is found to be linked to male infertility, low sperm counts, and prostate cancer, as well as, breast cancer in women.

How This Will Affect Your Body

BPA lodges in the body’s fat cells and disrupts endocrine function…this is your body’s hormonal system.  Here are two articles you can read to reference these problems:

Study Reveals Science Behind Soy Boys,” by Kit Daniels of Prison Planet, 2/5/18.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is Found in Plastic Containers, Water Bottles, and in Till Receipts,” by Victoria Allen, the Daily Mail, 2/4/18.

You will see in the articles that the BPA contaminants are far from being limited to just the food and beverage industry.  The problem with the articles is they don’t suggest any kind of solution: they just mention things such as “you should check to find out if a product has BPA’s on the label,” and “don’t handle any cash receipts from the stores!”

Moreover, it was exposed recently that plastic microplastic contaminants were found in 90% of bottled drinking water.

recently released study tested 259 water bottles from 11 brands sold across nine countries, including the United States, and found that 93% of those tested contained microplastic contamination. The research, which was conducted by researchers at the State University of New York at Fredonia and non-profit journalism organization Orb Media, found an average of 10.4 plastic particles per liter of water, which is twice the amount of contamination found in tap water, according to another Orb Media investigation


9 Mindful Ways to Phase Plastics Out of Your Life

Well, we’re going to offer some solutions.  Of course, they won’t be perfect, but you can cut down on your exposure to such things and give yourself a better edge.  Let’s do it:

  1. Use containers for your drinking water that are not made of plastic, like this one. This will be extremely difficult for long-term storage.  I have written extensively about the importance of storing a water supply.  I’m not reversing my stance: life over limb instead of being “Mr. Particular” and agonizing over some things that cannot be changed.  If you can afford giant, stainless-steel or porcelain water storage vessels…go for it.  If you have only the plastic, then run with the ball as best you can.  But tote your water on a daily basis and store water for your daily drinking needs in either glass bottles or stainless-steel bottles.  You can also use wide-mouth 1-quart Mason jars.  The biggest challenge you’ll face is the freezing temperatures of the winter.  Fill your vessels up to about ¾ of the way to allow for some expansion if the vessel freezes.  The steel bottles you can heat over a flame.  The glass bottles, warm them up gradually.
  2. Use corning ware or smooth-baked porcelain in place of plastic food storage containers or cling-on wrap. These food wraps are made from beeswax and are washable and reusable.
  3. Use reusable storage bags instead of plastic food bags for storage. This is a great way to get away from plastics and teach mindfulness to the youngsters. We also found these reusable bread storage bags that could be used when buying bread at the bakery.
  4. Heat up your food in the oven and not in the microwave…this will enable you to use that corning ware you store your food in.
  5. For food freezing or long-term storage: use wax paper and butcher’s block paper…steer clear of aluminum foil…or any container of aluminum, for that matter.
  6. Check out all of your cookware beforehand for the presence of any BPA’s or chemical contaminants…Teflon-coated pans or pots are a No-Go, for example. Cast Iron and Stainless Steel…you can’t go wrong with them.
  7. Utensils and plates: go with metal and porcelain/corning respectively…avoid the plastic coatings and chemicals that are attached to them.
  8. Use your Internet resources and Consumer reporting firms (regarding products) to find out what chemicals are used in your foods, the packaging, and all of the products you purchase…before you purchase them.
  9. Wilderness and outdoor equipment: I use two WWII-era steel one-quart canteens with cork liners…I mentioned I prefer the canteens to the Camelbaks. One of the reasons is the steel canteens can be heated up.  I also use the issue canteen cup (made of steel) for my Morning, Joe, when I’m out in the woods.

Start Healing the Body from Heavy Metals

I recently wrote several articles about chelation therapy, and the herbs used to remove heavy metals from your system.  I highly recommend going back and reading them.  When you pick up your groceries, if you can shop at the coops or the Hutterite or Mennonite farms for your meats and produce, by all means: eliminate the chemicals in this manner.

If you are forced to continue to buy from the grocery stores, I recommend researching how you can clean up or remove chemicals from your food, as the depth is beyond the scope of this basic article.  This piece will get you started with ideas and help you in the first step: to become aware.  The next steps are up to you.  JJ out!



Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.

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Money Mondays: Will Your Preps Outlive You?

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This post is by Bernie Carr, I was having a conversation with one of my elderly neighbors and the subject of downsizing and giving away their survival supplies came up.  She felt at her age she preferred to give some of her surplus emergency supplies to a younger family.  The conversation reminded me of an article I read a few months ago:  Survivalist spent decades stockpiling food then gave it to hungry hurricane victims  As you can see from the […]

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Money Mondays: Will Your Preps Outlive You?

This post is by Bernie Carr, I was having a conversation with one of my elderly neighbors and the subject of downsizing and giving away their survival supplies came up.  She felt at her age she preferred to give some of her surplus emergency supplies to a younger family.  The conversation reminded me of an article I read a few months ago:  Survivalist spent decades stockpiling food then gave it to hungry hurricane victims  As you can see from the […]

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Boots-Choice: A Bigger Deal Than You Thought

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When it comes to hitting trails, climbing crags, walking at the local YMCA, or just simply being on your feet for any amount of time, your footwear of choice is immensely important. One of the chief mistakes a new hiker makes when hitting the trails is said hikers choice in footwear. Let’s look at how … Read more…

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How to Dehydrate Food for Emergencies

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Food preservation is one of the most important skills you can have. It helps you save money and eat more healthy local food. You can also use it to stock up on food for emergencies, survival scenarios, or just hard times. If you’ve decided to preserve your own food, you might be having trouble deciding […]

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