Things that annoy me #10,292

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For some reason, this amazingly stupid sentiment seems to be prevalent among Gyno-Americans whereas I have never encountered it among us Penile-Americans..the slogan: “live every day like its your last” or sometimes phrased as “live today like theres no tomorrow”, or some other similar phrasing.

Dude, I’m a survivalist. My whole existence as a survivalist is predicated on being prepared for tomorrow. Additionally, if people really lived their lives like there was no tomorrow we’d be living in ‘The Purge‘. With an absolute absence of long-term consequence (‘long term’ being no more than 25 hours from when you commit your act of non-tomorrowness) you know what you get? People settling old scores, killing people they dislike, shotgunning their annoying neighbors, looting everything in sight, and generally going completely off the chain. Thats what a world full of people who live like there’s no tomorrow looks like. Oh, sure..there will be some folks who will spend those last 24 hours with love ones, or conversing with their deity of choice, or simply committing suicide (kinda of like quitting before you get fired)… but by and large, you tell a couple billion humans that in 24 hours they will all be extinct you can bet there’s going to be some Olympic-level savagery taking place.

And, really, if you think about it, anyone who says they live like there’s no tomorrow is, most likely, just spouting pithy sayings. If they really believed that they’d have no qualms forking over the keys to their car, quitting their job, or doing any one of a host of things people who really aren’t going to see the sun rise would do.

Heck, think about it even more and you realize that someone who lives like theres no tomorrow is living a life devoid of the notion of consequence. Who wants to share a planet with a socipath like that? Expecially when they dress their insanity in the garb of some sort of noble enlightenment. Sure, maybe the Dali Lama says he lives like theres no tomorrow but I’ll bet you a hundred bucks he buys his toilet paper in a 12-roll pack.

What this world really needs is more people who live like there is a tomorrow. They plan, develop careers, establish long-term relationships with other people, invest, and engage in long-term goals and projects.

I have got to stop looking at the bumper stickers on the cars in front of me in traffic… its a recipe for aggravation.

CDC Doctor — Found Dead — “FLu Vaccine Causing Flu Deaths” — Radiation Causing Mutation and Decrease Immune System Function

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There are a lot of pieces to this story.    And it stinks to high heaven, after almost 2 months they find
the Doctors body in a river.   

So he was decomposing for almost 2 months, but they very rapidly determined that his death was due to drowning (I mean what did they find water in his lungs and came to that conclusion, after 2 months in a river).    They also, and all news agencies, were VERY quick to point out that there were no signs of foul play, even though everything important to him were left in his house.   Wallet, keys, cell phone, and one more thing.

———————————————————-

He lived with his beloved dog Bojangles.    He wasn’t married, so his dog was his closest companion, and they say he loved the dog, of course, that is what dogs do, they steal our hearts.  

No dog lover would lock their dog in the house and go to commit suicide.   No way, not a chance.

————————————————————

So he hired in to CDC in 2010, and by 2011 was promoting flu vaccine to children.    And he was
rewarded for that work, rising rapidly in the ranks.  Link below is still current at CDC, didn’t they get the memo from Google…after a crisis, scrub all information
https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/about_the_journal/associate_editors.htm

https://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/vaccine-preventable-diseases/news/online/%7B17ae5730-aeae-43a5-9426-9980414deea8%7D/low-percentage-of-preschool-children-received-recent-influenza-vaccination

This lays our the story of this Doctor, after promoting flu shots for the young children, now stating that the Flu vaccine actually is causing this years flu epidemic, AND causing deaths. 

http://yournewswire.com/cdc-flu-shot-deadly-outbreak/

Ladrian Philana Brown says:

Don’t Believe the Hype!!!
– Authorities are trying to make it appear that the disappearance of this young intelligent Black man, who is a ranking official at the CDC, is somehow due to suicide.
But Understand –
1. Dr. Timothy Cunningham is an acclaimed scientist who was actively RESEARCHING and EXPOSING the origin of major killers of Blacks in the US and Africa. He saw and spoke out about the Big, the Bad and the Ugly, of 2 major government manipulators: Big Pharma and the NRA.
2. People who knew him closely have affirmed that suicide would be completely out of character, for him, even after being passed over for a promotion.
3. Whoever framed the cover-up of suicide for a young Black male doctor, should’ve first done their research. Statistics show that suicide is not rare in high achieving White men but comparatively unlikely in a successful, and well educated Black man. Historically, Black men being passed over for promotions is commonplace in this country. Imagine if we were prone to suicide after being passed over for promotions? Would we have professionals in any field at all?? What’s more, it’s likely that Dr. Cunningham experienced numerous such disappointments during his academic and professional career. Suicide?? Preposterous! I need to see the evidence and currently there is NONE readily seen! Wouldn’t you have expected this meticulous, caring thinker to have left a note of some kind to his family with whom he was so close? No, my critique of this situation is that he does not fit the profile of a person who was suicidal based on what has been revealed thru relatively thorough media coverage. Nor can the baffled authorities identify ANY credible or valid indication of a suicide.
4. Big Bad Pharma is under serious attack as they’re being increasingly exposed for corruption despite involvement with their #1 ally for protection and support – GOVERNMENT (FDA, CDC, NIH, Law Makers, etc). Is their any connection here with Dr. Cunningham??? I don’t know, but we do know that Dr. Cunningham WAS in the know and that knowing could have put him in jeapordy. What we also know is that Big Bad Pharma is fighting to stay alive and they fight dirty as does the NRA!
5. WHY has there been a complete ignoring of the fact that he was ill enough to call in sick multiple days and went home saying he felt ill???? Was he being poisoned? Was this common for him? If he was ill, why would he disappear leaving everything behind??
DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!
This man was fighting for us where it counts and every person of color should be looking to ensure that he was not victimized for putting himself in harms way for us. I pray that God brings swift revelation and resolution to this very troubling situation.
Dr. Ladrian P. Brown

Ladrian Philana Brown says:

Don’t Believe the Hype!!!
– Authorities are trying to make it appear that the disappearance of this young intelligent Black man, who is a ranking official at the CDC, is somehow due to suicide.

But Understand –
1. Dr. Timothy Cunningham is an acclaimed scientist who was actively RESEARCHING and EXPOSING the origin of major killers of Blacks in the US and Africa. He saw and spoke out about the Big, the Bad and the Ugly, of 2 major government manipulators: Big Pharma and the NRA.
2. People who knew him closely have affirmed that suicide would be completely out of character, for him, even after being passed over for a promotion.
3. Whoever framed the cover-up of suicide for a young Black male doctor, should’ve first done their research. Statistics show that suicide is not rare in high achieving White men but comparatively unlikely in a successful, and well educated Black man. Historically, Black men being passed over for promotions is commonplace in this country. Imagine if we were prone to suicide after being passed over for promotions? Would we have professionals in any field at all?? What’s more, it’s likely that Dr. Cunningham experienced numerous such disappointments during his academic and professional career. Suicide?? Preposterous! I need to see the evidence and currently there is NONE readily seen! Wouldn’t you have expected this meticulous, caring thinker to have left a note of some kind to his family with whom he was so close? No, my critique of this situation is that he does not fit the profile of a person who was suicidal based on what has been revealed thru relatively thorough media coverage. Nor can the baffled authorities identify ANY credible or valid indication of a suicide.
4. Big Bad Pharma is under serious attack as they’re being increasingly exposed for corruption despite involvement with their #1 ally for protection and support – GOVERNMENT (FDA, CDC, NIH, Law Makers, etc). Is their any connection here with Dr. Cunningham??? I don’t know, but we do know that Dr. Cunningham WAS in the know and that knowing could have put him in jeapordy. What we also know is that Big Bad Pharma is fighting to stay alive and they fight dirty as does the NRA!
5. WHY has there been a complete ignoring of the fact that he was ill enough to call in sick multiple days and went home saying he felt ill???? Was he being poisoned? Was this common for him? If he was ill, why would he disappear leaving everything behind??
DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!
This man was fighting for us where it counts and every person of color should be looking to ensure that he was not victimized for putting himself in harms way for us. I pray that God brings swift revelation and resolution to this very troubling situation.
Dr. Ladrian P. Brown

CDC Doctor — Found Dead — “FLu Vaccine Causing Flu Deaths” — Radiation Causing Mutation and Decrease Immune System Function

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There are a lot of pieces to this story.    And it stinks to high heaven, after almost 2 months they find
the Doctors body in a river.   

So he was decomposing for almost 2 months, but they very rapidly determined that his death was due to drowning (I mean what did they find water in his lungs and came to that conclusion, after 2 months in a river).    They also, and all news agencies, were VERY quick to point out that there were no signs of foul play, even though everything important to him were left in his house.   Wallet, keys, cell phone, and one more thing.

———————————————————-

He lived with his beloved dog Bojangles.    He wasn’t married, so his dog was his closest companion, and they say he loved the dog, of course, that is what dogs do, they steal our hearts.  

No dog lover would lock their dog in the house and go to commit suicide.   No way, not a chance.

————————————————————

So he hired in to CDC in 2010, and by 2011 was promoting flu vaccine to children.    And he was
rewarded for that work, rising rapidly in the ranks.  Link below is still current at CDC, didn’t they get the memo from Google…after a crisis, scrub all information
https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/about_the_journal/associate_editors.htm

https://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/vaccine-preventable-diseases/news/online/%7B17ae5730-aeae-43a5-9426-9980414deea8%7D/low-percentage-of-preschool-children-received-recent-influenza-vaccination

This lays our the story of this Doctor, after promoting flu shots for the young children, now stating that the Flu vaccine actually is causing this years flu epidemic, AND causing deaths. 

http://yournewswire.com/cdc-flu-shot-deadly-outbreak/

Ladrian Philana Brown says:

Don’t Believe the Hype!!!
– Authorities are trying to make it appear that the disappearance of this young intelligent Black man, who is a ranking official at the CDC, is somehow due to suicide.
But Understand –
1. Dr. Timothy Cunningham is an acclaimed scientist who was actively RESEARCHING and EXPOSING the origin of major killers of Blacks in the US and Africa. He saw and spoke out about the Big, the Bad and the Ugly, of 2 major government manipulators: Big Pharma and the NRA.
2. People who knew him closely have affirmed that suicide would be completely out of character, for him, even after being passed over for a promotion.
3. Whoever framed the cover-up of suicide for a young Black male doctor, should’ve first done their research. Statistics show that suicide is not rare in high achieving White men but comparatively unlikely in a successful, and well educated Black man. Historically, Black men being passed over for promotions is commonplace in this country. Imagine if we were prone to suicide after being passed over for promotions? Would we have professionals in any field at all?? What’s more, it’s likely that Dr. Cunningham experienced numerous such disappointments during his academic and professional career. Suicide?? Preposterous! I need to see the evidence and currently there is NONE readily seen! Wouldn’t you have expected this meticulous, caring thinker to have left a note of some kind to his family with whom he was so close? No, my critique of this situation is that he does not fit the profile of a person who was suicidal based on what has been revealed thru relatively thorough media coverage. Nor can the baffled authorities identify ANY credible or valid indication of a suicide.
4. Big Bad Pharma is under serious attack as they’re being increasingly exposed for corruption despite involvement with their #1 ally for protection and support – GOVERNMENT (FDA, CDC, NIH, Law Makers, etc). Is their any connection here with Dr. Cunningham??? I don’t know, but we do know that Dr. Cunningham WAS in the know and that knowing could have put him in jeapordy. What we also know is that Big Bad Pharma is fighting to stay alive and they fight dirty as does the NRA!
5. WHY has there been a complete ignoring of the fact that he was ill enough to call in sick multiple days and went home saying he felt ill???? Was he being poisoned? Was this common for him? If he was ill, why would he disappear leaving everything behind??
DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!
This man was fighting for us where it counts and every person of color should be looking to ensure that he was not victimized for putting himself in harms way for us. I pray that God brings swift revelation and resolution to this very troubling situation.
Dr. Ladrian P. Brown

Ladrian Philana Brown says:

Don’t Believe the Hype!!!
– Authorities are trying to make it appear that the disappearance of this young intelligent Black man, who is a ranking official at the CDC, is somehow due to suicide.

But Understand –
1. Dr. Timothy Cunningham is an acclaimed scientist who was actively RESEARCHING and EXPOSING the origin of major killers of Blacks in the US and Africa. He saw and spoke out about the Big, the Bad and the Ugly, of 2 major government manipulators: Big Pharma and the NRA.
2. People who knew him closely have affirmed that suicide would be completely out of character, for him, even after being passed over for a promotion.
3. Whoever framed the cover-up of suicide for a young Black male doctor, should’ve first done their research. Statistics show that suicide is not rare in high achieving White men but comparatively unlikely in a successful, and well educated Black man. Historically, Black men being passed over for promotions is commonplace in this country. Imagine if we were prone to suicide after being passed over for promotions? Would we have professionals in any field at all?? What’s more, it’s likely that Dr. Cunningham experienced numerous such disappointments during his academic and professional career. Suicide?? Preposterous! I need to see the evidence and currently there is NONE readily seen! Wouldn’t you have expected this meticulous, caring thinker to have left a note of some kind to his family with whom he was so close? No, my critique of this situation is that he does not fit the profile of a person who was suicidal based on what has been revealed thru relatively thorough media coverage. Nor can the baffled authorities identify ANY credible or valid indication of a suicide.
4. Big Bad Pharma is under serious attack as they’re being increasingly exposed for corruption despite involvement with their #1 ally for protection and support – GOVERNMENT (FDA, CDC, NIH, Law Makers, etc). Is their any connection here with Dr. Cunningham??? I don’t know, but we do know that Dr. Cunningham WAS in the know and that knowing could have put him in jeapordy. What we also know is that Big Bad Pharma is fighting to stay alive and they fight dirty as does the NRA!
5. WHY has there been a complete ignoring of the fact that he was ill enough to call in sick multiple days and went home saying he felt ill???? Was he being poisoned? Was this common for him? If he was ill, why would he disappear leaving everything behind??
DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!
This man was fighting for us where it counts and every person of color should be looking to ensure that he was not victimized for putting himself in harms way for us. I pray that God brings swift revelation and resolution to this very troubling situation.
Dr. Ladrian P. Brown

Wind warning and a few updates

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There was a wind alert for Mom’s area. Winds gusting up to 30-35 MPH  this week, but Mom said the tarp over the chicken run handled the wind with no problems.  In fact one of the old chickens even laid an egg.  I think that is one of the first eggs laid out at Mom’s new place so I take that as sign the chicks are feeling more comfortable at the new place.

I’m making up a new batch of the paraffin wax/sawdust fire starters.  Gosh I got spoiled using these fire starters.  I tried going back to  using paper and kindling is a major pain in the butt getting a fire started!  Good news is Mom had some paraffin wax in her boxes so I did not have to purchase any wax this month.  I will have a couple of egg crates of fire starters for Mom and get at least four crates done for myself to have for this month.  I have been going to the local park and picking up pine cones.  A 5 gallon bucket of pine cones and dried twigs that have dropped under pine trees tend to be very dry tinder and most park departments don’t clean up under pine trees.  I figure if I fill a couple of 5 gallon buckets every couple of weeks this summer I can have a couple of trash cans worth of pine cones/tinder before fall and firewood heating season begins this winter.

Update on the vermin problem of mice and cock roaches.  I have not caught any mice since mom moved the chicken house to her place.  I still have a few traps out along with putting out a little cat kibble outside for the cats to catch mice.  The neighborhood cats stop by occasionally for a snack and a little water but they don’t seem to be hunting mice.  It has been about 3 months and I have not seen a single roach in the house. I have cleaned up some of the DE on the counter but have left some DE in the cabinets for residual protection.  At this point I’d say I’m at maintenance level against vermin rather than trying to eliminate an infestation.

Overall I can’t say I was all that impressed with the exterminator.  Don’t get me wrong I think the exterminator did the job just fine. It’s just the nature of vermin to look for an easy meal and you have to be pro-active in stopping them from getting that easy meal.  One thing I never considered about cockroaches is my kitchen plumbing traps.  Pipes collect grease and food debris as well as trap water.  Those pipes are like a cockroach buffet!  Drain plugs and screens are a great way to block off that cockroach buffet.

I want to start incorporating  the use of small amounts of solar energy and lighting daily.  That means using some of those solar camp lights as night lights. Testing out battery packs and recharging stuff like the cell phone and kindle via small solar panels.  I can’t afford to go full solar power but if I can stay below 750 Kwh per month I will save a lot of money on my electric bill.  Where I am there are off peak hours electric use is the weekend and between 9:00 pm and 6 am  week days, so if the solar can’t charge during a cloudy day I can charge the battery pack during off peak hours and charge my gadget whenever it needs a boost.  I’m taking advantage of the new windows for daylight and trying to keep my light usage to just at night.  I have installed LED Light bulbs and I think you should use power when yo need it for a job, but often I would leave a light on just because and not because I needed it for doing some thing specific.  So far it seems to be making a difference in my power costs.

How to Make a Knife (Stock Removal Method)

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Of the making of many knives there is no end. How important it is to have knives. You think about what a blade does for you in a day. There are blades in our pockets, at our jobs and in our kitchens. All of which make a process possible that otherwise wouldn’t be. If you …

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5 Common (wrong) assumptions about living in the country

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  • Living in the country increases your chances of survival.

People actually live longer in urban areas compared to rural ones and the gap between the two is actually growing.

http://www.cfah.org/hbns/2014/gap-in-life-expectancy-between-rural-and-urban-residents-is-growing

This is mostly related to the distance to general hospitals where emergency care is available and how survival rates drop every minute (10% survival per minute) during strokes and cardiovascular disease.

Obesity is also more of a problem in rural areas, even if people typically assume the opposite to be true.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3481194/

Contrary to common belief death due to traffic accidents are higher in rural areas (greater speed) compared to urban areas.

As for crime it does not always translate into more people meaning more crime. Across America (and the same goes for most developed countries) it is fairly common to find low population areas with higher crime rates than more heavily populated ones. This tends to be related more to income level and demographics rather than strictly population size.

As for worse case scenarios, I know for a fact you certainly don’t want to be isolated and on your own to fend for yourself during long periods of civil unrest when the gov. fails and society breaks down. Just google White African farmers to know how such situations go down and what outcome you can expect, even when well-armed.

  • Food distribution is more fragile in the city than in the country

The food production and distribution system is just as fragile in rural or metro areas because its basically all the same. In fact farmers markets will usually be held in town where more people can buy their produce. If you are thinking of food distribution during disasters it’s the same thing, you distribute it (or make sure it reaches stores for people to buy) in populated area because you try to reach and provide for the most people.

If you’re thinking of growing your own food that’s fantastic, by all means do that. But it is naïve  to think that in a long term socioeconomic collapse you will be farming away in your farm while the world crumbles around you. It just doesn’t work that way. Venezuela today (the gov. takes your farm, ruins the economy so that you cant produce anything even if you want) , Holdemor in 1932 (gov. shoots you and steals your produce) or South Africa right this moment. If the gov. comes after you kicking your door there’s no getting around that.

  • There’s less drugs

This one is a bit more tricky, but certainly there’s more than enough problems no matter where you live. People seem to abuse alcohol more in rural areas and there’s more abuse of prescription drugs in urban ones. More meth in the country, more cocaine in the city, either place you chose to live drugs are certainly a concern and its not as if living in the country guarantees a wholesome lifestyle.

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/substance-abuse

  • Its more “green”, better for the environment.

Cant say I’m the type of person that cares about such things, but if you do, nope, your “carbon footprint” isnt smaller living in the country. You actually require to burn more fuel and consume more energy to heat and illuminate houses than smaller apartments where maybe hundreds of people live all piled up in one building. You also need to use your car more to get around rather than walk to your destination or use public transportation as you would in the city.

https://www.livescience.com/13772-city-slicker-country-bumpkin-smaller-carbon-footprint.html

 

  • Cities are full of welfare type people.

Federal spending on “income security” (Social Security and various kinds income support) per person is much higher in rural America than in the cities.

Poverty has also been dropping in urban areas while it has been increasing in rural ones.

http://www.dailyyonder.com/busting-rural-subsidy-myth/2014/01/07/7099/

 

Now, I don’t want to come across as some country hating city slicker. I’m certainly not. In fact I LIKE living away from large population centers and enjoy more privacy, peace and quiet. But I do objectively see that many things that seem logical simply don’t occur as you would expect when you look at the facts.

This is important so as to understand and prepare for the shortcomings no matter where we chose to live.

Personally, I’ve always tried to go for a good balance, living out of the city yet close enough to a small town that is still big enough to have most of what I need.

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

DIY Floating Shelf With Hidden Storage

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Does a prepper love anything more than hidden storage? There is a little batman in all of us, I think. One thing is constant in all of this and its our struggle to assure that we have all things we need and the space to store it. Now, another big part of the prepping experience …

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FM 12-43 Mines & Boobytraps (1969)

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FM 12-43 Mines & Boobytraps explains the responsibilities and safety issues that should be thoroughly understood by anyone using any weapon. Any military enthusiast will appreciate the level of detail this field manual offers.Little is more dangerous to U.S. forces fighting insurgents in hot spots around the world than improvised explosive devices. It’s the weapon of choice for under-funded forces aimed to attack American soldiers with low risk to themselves. This official U.S. manual is the complete guide to using and dismantling boobytraps. Here you can learn how to assemble, use, detect, and remove boobytraps and demolition items in almost

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Russian Nerve Agent Attack in UK

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For what has seemed like years now we have been dancing around hostility with Russia. We just cannot seem to see eye to eye on things. That is a very sad fact and one that will haunt our history together. We could be the world greatest allies if we could just find a way to …

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Book Review: Wealth of Nations

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Adam Smith’s masterpiece, Wealth of Nations, was first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. Written in clear and incisive prose, The Wealth of Nations articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society; and Robert Reich’s new Introduction for this edition both clarifies Smith’s analyses and illuminates his overall relevance to the world in which we live. As Reich writes, “Smith’s mind ranged over issues as fresh and topical today as they were in the late eighteenth century–jobs,

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Red Flag Warning: States Confiscating Guns by Ignoring Fourth Amendment

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We never want to see another Parkland. That statement is the right statement no matter what type of person you are, unless you are supremely evil. These mass shootings have to stop and I think we have no idea how to address the issue.  That is a very big problem because when leadership has no …

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20+ Awesome DIY Garden Trellis Projects

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Should this year be a year of elevation for you? I think you should consider gardening up this year instead of out. We are all tight on space and for the majority of us we want to produce more food more often. The struggle of space can be negated by several practices. One of the …

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Elderly Gardening: Grow Gracefully Into Your Golden Years

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As you become older, you may feel inclined to give up your beloved gardening past time as physical activity becomes more difficult. Elderly gardening may seem to be too much effort. But don’t give up! With the help of some very helpful tools and tips, you can continue to garden well into your golden years. … Read more

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How to Store Your Camping Gear

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The following post is by Guest Contributor Lee

You will need to store your camping gear between outdoor activities. However, don’t just throw all your items into a closet. Instead, follow these camping gear tips to ensure you are ready for your next adventure.

Put Your Items in a Secluded Place

Unless you go for an adventure every week, you probably want your camping gear to stay in a safe and secluded space. Space needed will depend on how much equipment you need to store, but some of the places where you can store your camping gear include the garage, an unused closet, or the attic. Consider finding a self-storage unit if you don’t have enough space in your house to keep your camping gear.

Keep Your Camping Gear in a Sealed Container

Don’t just go with the cheapest option when you are looking for camping storage containers. Instead, look for containers or shelves that meet your needs and are durable. You could store outdoor gear on heavy duty wall shelvesor in portable lockers that can serve as a bench while camping. Make sure to get tightly sealed containers if you live in an area with high humidity. Moreover, tie-down loops and reinforced handles can help secure the storage locker in your vehicle.

Label Every Package

Once you have sorted out the gear, place them in labeled containers. It can be advantageous to use clear packages as they let you see what is inside. However, labeling makes it easier to find an item. You can use a permanent marker to write on the bag or packaging container. Alternatively, you can apply self-sticking labels to each container or bag. Self-sticking tags can be an attractive option especially if you want to make changes later or if you are short-sighted.
Your labeling options can change a bit if you are using fabric containers such as canvas bags. You can use a sewing machine to personalize your gear. Alternatively, you can attach luggage tags to the handles. You can use duct tape to make personalized luggage tags. You can also write descriptions on slips of paper and attach them to your bags or containers using a laminator. You can use whatever is at your disposal to be as creative as possible.

Keep the Odor at Bay

Nothing is more irritating than pulling out your camping gear before an adventure and discovering that it smells awful. Your camping gear can be ruined by dirt, mildew, and/or bad odor. It is necessary to clean your camping gear thoroughly before your next trip. Clean and dry your camping gear, especially your bedding and tent before even storing it to avoid a disgusting smell. You can also pack a dryer sheet along with your camping gear to help with the smell.

Compartmentalize Smaller Items

To help keep track of everything, it would be good to put small, related items together. You can keep cooking gadgets and utensils in something like a toolbox. You can browse the internet to find boxes of different sizes and shapes to ensure you find the container that fits whatever you want to store. Plastic bags are an inexpensive and convenient option for storing as well. You can even recycle items such as comforter bags and coffee cans to reduce the costs. You will be able to find what works best for you.

Hopefully these tips can help you figure out how best to store your camping gear between trips this summer. You’re going to want to be able to find everything each time you go, and maybe incorporating a few of these can help you. 

My Home Defense Nightstand

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I can’t imagine a much worse scenario than being woken up at night by a noise in your house that an intruder is inside! The overwhelming feeling that someone actually is breaking into your house or someone already inside your home will be a shock to your system. Your heart will start pounding… The amygdala, an area of the brain that contributes to emotional processing, will send a distress signal. The sympathetic nervous system (which functions like a gas pedal in a car) will respond. Your body will suddenly be rushed with adrenaline – an experience that you may not

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My Home Defense Nightstand

I can’t imagine a much worse scenario than being woken up at night by a noise in your house that an intruder is inside! The overwhelming feeling that someone actually is breaking into your house or someone already inside your home will be a shock to your system. Your heart will start pounding… The amygdala, an area of the brain that contributes to emotional processing, will send a distress signal. The sympathetic nervous system (which functions like a gas pedal in a car) will respond. Your body will suddenly be rushed with adrenaline – an experience that you may not

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Crawfish Catch N Cook Survival -Hand Caught / Fire Grilled-

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Bob Hansler,
First collaboration with my daughter Bre as spring starts up. Apologies for the wind, Texas has been uncommonly windy this year and we are actively looking at camera equipment that has a shotgun mic with a wind screen. Looking at models and financing now, your advice would be helpful and appreciated.



The Gee’s trap extender featured at the end of this video is not commercially available. Bre and I plan on making a crawfish trapping vid in the coming weeks to show them off and see if there is any interest. If there are enough folks that want these, I’ll get in touch with the Tackle Factory to get production going. We’ll see.

Wooded Beardsman will be here in a few weeks, everything’s greening up and we’re filming every moment we can. Thank ya’ll for watching, special thanks to those who support this channel through Patreon, and…

Hand Fishing and Campfire Cooking Crawdads! A stream to fire experience with my daughter Bre and dog Huck. BUY TITAN SURVIVAL THROUGH THIS LINK: http://bit.ly/2Exofym If you have the ability and desire to support this channel please visit the links below: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2838693 Paypal: bobhansler@yahoo.com

Until Next Time,
Bob Hansler

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This Nuclear Blast Simulator Lets You Put In ANY Address to See What Would Happen (Plus a List of Potential Targets)

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by Daisy Luther

Did you ever think about the places close to you that would be potential targets for a nuclear strike by an enemy? If you’re reading this website, … Read the rest

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KING OF THE WORLD!

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KING OF THE WORLD!

KING OF THE WORLD!!
James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio player below!

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to control the game board of life? What would you do if you ad the power to make or remake the rules. We see the aggressive, regressive and radical left wing pushing towards these types of goals. They literally want to flip the game board over or maybe even set the whole thing on fire!

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Raising Fiber Rabbits-Everything You Always Wanted To Know

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One of the skills and things that we rarely consider as preppers  is the creation of clothing. Every once and a while we run by someone who has the ability to make clothes and we are awestruck. Its an impressive thing but most people will not sink their time into it. Why is that? Is …

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The Essential Maps That Preppers Need (Many of them are FREE!)

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By Anonymous 411

Information Collection for the Prepper – Part 3

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How To Create A Simple No-Till Garden With Little Weeding – Forever!

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When it comes to working less, weeding less, and having more fun growing vegetables – a simple no-till garden is the answer! Simply put, there is never a need to till your garden. In fact, tilling your soil every garden

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Interview With Prepper: ‘We Were Held Without Charges’ For Survivalist Facebook Posts

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By Mac Slavo

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Compost Fish Right in the Garden

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Yes, you can compost fish!

Last year, Jim wrote me to say:

“Since you are focusing on the wonderful world of rotting stuff, I wanted to relate a recent experience to you and your fans.

We garden in Alaska, and the whole composting thing is a big challenge for us. Because our average temperature is so low, it literally takes years to compost material.

Last year, we unfortunately had a chest freezer go bad, and it sat for a week before anyone discovered the problem. It was full of red salmon fillets and buffalo meat from what we had harvested previously.

After we cried about the 250 lbs. of rotting meat, we did what a lot of coastal Alaskans have done for 100s of years. We added the meat to the garden.

We garden in raised beds, so we dug out the dirt and placed the fillets (half of a red salmon each—about 2 pounds) in the bottom of the bed. The salmon was layered in the beds about 6 inches apart over the entire bottom of the beds and covered with 10 inches of dirt. We put approximately 20+ fillets (10 whole fish) in each bed.

We planted potatoes, peas, and broccoli in the beds and away we went. Luckily the bears left the beds alone, and the plants prospered.

We got a bumper crop of peas and broccoli, and the potatoes were the largest we have ever seen. The potatoes were the fancy purple kind and they grew 3-5 feet tall with 1-inch stalks.

They gave us a surprise by producing potato berries in large bunches. These berries are like large grapes. Unfortunately, they were everywhere, and the dog ate some and proceeded to vomit toxic berries for 2 days.

Lesson learned there!

So rotting, stinking fish flesh worked wonderfully, and the plants did not show any over-fertilizing problems as you would think.”

Oh heck yeah. When life gives you ruined meat … turn it into potatoes! Just don’t let the dog get into the solanine-rich potato fruits.

In a related idea, a reader e-mailed me this:

“My uncle told me a planting method for papayas in which you dig until you reach water (which, here, it only takes about 6 feet), refill the hole until there is no water showing, start a wood fire at the bottom of the hole, and fill the hole with organic matter.”

Another place for composting fish, perhaps?

I’ve not heard of that precise method, and it sounds like a lot of digging, but it’s not all that different from the melon pits I discuss in Compost Everything. That book also contains details on how to make fish emulsion in a barrel, just in case you don’t feel like digging.

Nature composts everything … why not do the same? Composting fish really isn’t that crazy. Remember the Pilgrims and the Indians? Why have we forgotten what our ancestors knew well?

Just go for it. Giant potatoes don’t lie.

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Proportionate Preparation

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Editors Note: A guest post from Mathew Jamerson.

Like most preppers, I occasionally test out my preps. In this case I pulled my bug out gear together and wore it about the house for a bit, testing to see the weight impact of a few items I had recently added. And… it was a little heavy. Sure, I can change out some stuff and give more thought to what I really NEED in a bug out situation, but this activity got me thinking more broadly too. What is my proportionate response here? In my case I need to travel fair distance to get where I want to go, so I have some particular needs, but beyond that; what am I responding to?

Some of us might think (and I’ve seen other good articles on this here at The Prepper Journal) about ‘what is practical when it comes to prepping?’ Am I ‘tacticool’ or tactical? Do I think owning a Humvee is realistic when I have a family to support? Is a master medic bag, suitable for treating Ebola, really something that I can transport (let alone make use of, given my lack of medical training to utilize such a resource)? And so on.

But I want to talk even more broadly than that.

Every aspect of my prepping plans (and hopefully yours) should include an idea of what is proportionate to us (our individual abilities and limitations) and to what we are responding to (what limitations a particular crisis or crises will impose upon us). A simple example might be: my physical limitations are not necessarily shared by you, so I might be able to carry more (or less) than you on my back if we need to bug out. Something more specific might be: I am not planning for a bio hazard / chemical hazard of some sort (I’ve decided that it is too unlikely in my area vs the additional weight factor), so I don’t have MOPP gear in my bug out bag. Perhaps you do have MOPP gear but, put simply, it’s hard to prepare for every single eventuality all at once, have every base completely covered and carry it with you. One of the things that the National Geographic show got right was it asked each prepper what they were actually preparing for?

Now, apply that thinking more broadly and you’ll see more of what I am talking about.

Say you have a location you are bugging out to and it’s a nice big acreage where you can plant crops, see for large distances etc. Is it proportionate to what you can conceivably secure? Is it proportionate to what you need to survive in a crisis? If you’ve got lots of land you want to utilize then you are most likely going to have to patrol it to keep it secure, which is going to either require lots of time or lots of people to achieve good security. Even with technology assisting you (and tech is not necessarily going to be super reliable long term anyways – a subject for another time) like cameras and sensors, you still may need to respond to that interloper, not to mention the added risk of being a large visible target with notable resources.

I’ve gamed out a few examples in short here so that we can continue to apply this logic down on the line:

  • Is my food storage proportionate to what I need to feed myself and can I keep it secure without it spoiling? Am I likely to have to leave it all behind because it’s too much to carry?

You may love preserving food as a hobby and appreciate the security of the idea of lots of food in the pantry but what good will it do you unless you need to bug in? If you live in an inner urban population center (like most of us) then the transferable skill of preserving is the best you might be able to take away with you.

  • How likely is it that I will need to defend myself given my relative proximity to others / or where I need to bug out to?

How necessary is that .50 BMG? If you live away from others then you probably won’t encounter many other people. Generally speaking, unless you are Rambo, you should shy away from fights. Firearms are heavy, can be cumbersome and require the additional weight of ammunition. In arming yourself try to maximize the utility of your preparedness. Knives don’t run out of ammunition, can be used in conjunction with other available materials to make a spear, are lighter and are generally more useful than a firearm (not to mention quiet). It is worth asking ‘how likely is it you will encounter others with firearms?’ Whilst no one wants to be the knife wielder at gun fight, not everyone lives in places where everyone has easy access to firearms. To be clear; I am not saying don’t make firearms part of your preparedness, just think about what is a proportionate response to your circumstances.

  • Is stealth (a bike or walking) a better option than driving a noisy, large car full of supplies when I need to move?

Thinking about if motorised transport best addresses the proportions of your task is important. Do you need to travel a long distance and / or quickly travel? Again, avoiding conflict and staying out of the lime light is likely to get you much farther than presenting a visible target whilst barging through. In taking the back track you might need to travel farther but it could save you being injured or worse. If you are bugging out, the roads might not be clear enough to get a car of any sort through (especially in a metropolitan area) and you might get boxed in somewhere where there is a disturbance.

  • How long is the crisis I am planning for going to last before things get any better?

The amount (and type) of supplies, the necessity of the type of shelter, the distance you want to put between yourself and strife, perhaps even the makeup of your ‘team’; these are just some of the decisions informed by what you think might be the proportions of the catastrophe you are preparing for. You don’t NEED to dig a fallout shelter to protect yourself from a cyclone, for example.

Which leads me, finally, to: think about what you need, not what you like. A bunker lined with entertainment and luxury might be nice but that space would be better utilized by things you need; food and water for example, so your PlayStation might not make the cut. If you keep your preps proportionate to your needs then you’ll find they tend to also be more concealable, more practical, more manageable and more realistic to your budget.

Ask yourself: Is what I have prepared proportionate to my needs and a proportionate response to a given crisis? It would be nice to think we can prepare for anything and everything, all at once, but this is unlikely to be achievable for most of us, so making informed choices about what we can do is going to be a reality and should inform our preps for the future – whatever that future may look like.

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Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I tend to get itchy, chapped hands so I wanted to see if I can make an inexpensive liquid hand that is gentle and non-drying.  I am a big fan of Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Magic Soap, as you can see from this review.   So I used the soap bar version as a base for my liquid hand soap.  Here is what I did. Ingredients: 1 bar of soap – I used Dr. Bronner’s […]

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9 Street Survival Skills for the Concrete Jungle

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Major cities may still only take up a small portion of the land mass in the United States, but they are nevertheless home to over 80% of the population. With this being the case, the odds of being caught in the concrete jungle when disaster strikes are quite high. Of course, the survival skills necessary […]

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Learn To Treat Burns During A Crisis

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Learn To Treat Burns During A Crisis Have you ever saved a life? Did you take charge in a situation where you were left completely at the mercy of your own knowledge and training? It is necessary to prepare for a crisis where you will not be able to rely on anyone or anything else …

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Prepping, Budgeting & Priorities

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Because prepping involves so many different aspects of life that some people would call hobbies, it can get expensive very quickly. You have bushcraft, ham radio, bugging out, food storage, and firearms just to name a few, and all of these can tap your bank account. There is literally no end to the supplies that […]

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