The Grand Luci Light Giveaway!

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luci light giveawayJust a few days ago, I went into exceedingly great detail about how important the solar lantern, the Luci light, is to my emergency preparedness. You can read my ravings here, along with a list of creative uses for Luci.

It occurred to me that offering a giveaway prize pack featuring the Luci would be very much in the spirit of Thanksgiving and my own gratefulness to you, my readers. If it weren’t for you, I couldn’t be doing what I love to do — helping moms worry less by making proactive plans for any and all types of emergencies. It blesses me to know that my articles, my books, and my other ventures are helping real-life families.

So, I’m excited to announce the prize package for this giveaway:

All together, this package will help you make smart plans for the emergencies that are most likely in your area. (Hint: be sure to work through my worksheet, 5-Step Threat Assessment.)

To enter this giveaway, just use the Rafflecopter form below. Give it a few seconds to load, since it can be just a tad slow sometimes.

I’m going to be in and out of the country through November, so I’m going to let this giveaway run a little longer than usual — 3 weeks. What this means, if you’re a very determined giveaway fan, is that you can enter the giveaway numerous times during that period!

And, this is a giveaway you may want to share with your friends and family.

New to Rafflecopter giveaways? Read this.

Here’s the giveaway and good luck!!

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Vote for Your Favorite – Prepper Writing Contest Round Eleven!

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Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

AGAIN Preppers you get to cast your votes for the “best articles” published between July 17th and October 1st of this year.  Money, money, money! But more importantly GREAT information!

I have chosen five (5) worthy candidates for Round Eleven of the Preppers Writing Contest. Again, it was a hard thing to do, so many honorable mentions, so much coverage of wide-ranging subjects. Impressive. Paring the list down to five (5) remains the challenge. As always, I want to thank everyone who entered and, as always, previous winners can still win again!

I will leave the voting open through the weekend so please let me know which article you think is the best. The five (5) articles in contention for the three (3) prizes of Amazon gift cards are (in no particular order):

Build Your Own Firearm – (Part 6 – Assembling and Testing the AR-15)

Practical Prepping

The Truth About Bartering – Part 1

Superfoods in Seven (7) Days

Lessons Learned: When “Prepping” Shows Up on Your Doorstep

Cast Your Vote for Just One:

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Conflicted Cards Contest Winner

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Last month the guys at conflicted cards were kind enough to sponsor a giveaway to showcase deck 7 financial collapse. I wanted to do this contest by giving a scenario and seeing your responses in the comments of the video.  The judging was simple, who, in the time allotted, got the most thumbs up for […]

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Vote for Your Favorite – Prepper Writing Contest Round Four

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Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

The entries for our latest round of the Prepper Writing Contest are in. I have culled down the many excellent entries to a list of five articles that I believe represent the best of the best. I am continuing the contest for a sixth round with the same opportunity for prizes. Any articles that were […]

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Vote for Your Favorite – Prepper Writing Contest Round Three

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Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

This is the day! The entries for our third Prepper Writing Contest are in and I have culled down the many excellent entries to a list of seven articles that I believe represent the best of the best for this round. Selecting seven from all of the submissions wasn’t easy but I want to give […]

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Congratulations Winners!

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Congratulations Winners! It’s not every day a large collection of some of the best in books all based around self reliance and independence wind up in your library. Our 3 lucky Winners will receive the entire collection below of the best in Prepper/Survival hard cover or paper back books, fiction and non-fiction! Winners! Chin Gibson in … Continue reading Congratulations Winners!

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Books, get your ultimate resource!

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Books, always the ultimate resource!

books 650x488When or if the poo starts flying, preppers will soon come to realize that their prepper/survival library may well be the most valuable resource he or she owns. Could it be more valuable than water, food, or shelter? For the majority it could be and I’ll explain why in the list below. I’ll also tell you how you can get a complete prepper/survival related library FREE. First I will dispel the only legitimate argument, other than being blind that a prepper or survivalist may have; books are too heavy to bug out with or too heavy in my every day carry bag. I will give you that but unless you plan on living out of that bag you will be making your way back home or to your bug out location where your library will be.

3-3-16 lib2What could make a library more valuable than water, food or shelter? There are a few good reasons but I will explain the two I find most valuable. Let’s assume for a moment there has been a catastrophe and you find yourself with limited supplies or even none at all. How will you survive? Besides relying on someone else it would be up to you to procure the items you need for the family and yourself. Unless you already have the skills to find or purify water, gather food, or build a shelter you need the resource to show you how and you’ll find it in well thought out library.

It go’s way beyond water, food, and shelter. There are hundreds of other skills and scenarios that you should be equipped and ready for such as medical, self-defense, surviving bad weather or gardening. The list can be long but the information needed can be held in your library if you have one.

How often have you asked someone, “Did you watch that movie”? The reply, “The book was better”.  This is usually the case with an author who knows how to write.  Details have no limits and allow the mind to input the pictures the author suggests if there not already there. Below is a list of books and their authors that I have found to be some of the best and there is an opportunity to get these books that are listed free.  Some of these books are fiction but besides entertainment (which may be the only entertainment you have in a disaster scenario), still provide ideas on how to cope with emergency situations.

The Survival Medicine Handbook:  When Help is Not on the Way
Author: Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P.

Prepper’s Natural Medicine: When There is No Doctor
Author: Cat Ellis

Cyber Warfare: Prepping for Tomorrow Series
Author: Bobby Akart

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Clueless To Totally Prepared
Author: Survivor Jane

299 Days: The Preparation
Author: Glen Tate

EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse: Prepping for Tomorrow Series
Author: Bobby Akart

Dystopia: The Beginning of the End
Author: DJ Cooper

The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Disaster Guide
Author: Tess Pennington

Emergency Evacuations: (Survival Mom’s No Worries Guide)! 
Author: Lisa Bedford

Tom Locke: Surviving America
Author: James Walton

The Penny-Pinching Prepper: Save More, Spend Less!
Author: Bernie Carr

Prepping for a Pandemic: Life-Saving Supplies, Skills and Plans!
Author: Cat Ellis

Preppers Road March (Prepper Trilogy. Book 1)
Author: Ron Foster

Emergency/Survival Hygiene:  Making Survival Hygiene Products
Author: Survivor Jane

Survival Guns: A Beginner’s Guide
Author: Steve Markwith

Holding Your Ground: Preparing for Defense
Author: Joe Nobody

Oathkeeper
Author: Troy Grice

Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon
Author: Lynda King

You could get this entire selection for free. There are a lot more great books out there this is just a list I agree with as being some of the best and you could get them all for free by going to the contest Prepper Broadcasting has just started and entering to win. They are giving away 3 sets of all the books listed above and adding more. To enter this contest GO HERE!

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Books, The Entire Prepper Survival Library Give A Way!

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Books, always the ultimate resource!

 books 650x488When or if the poo starts flying, preppers will soon come to realize that their prepper/survival library may well be the most valuable resource he or she owns. Could it be more valuable than water, food, or shelter? For the majority it could be and I’ll explain why further on. I’ll also tell you how you can get a complete prepper/survival related library FREE. First I will dispel the only legitimate argument, other than being blind that a prepper or survivalist may have; books are too heavy to bug out with or too heavy in my every day carry bag. I will give you that but unless you plan on living out of that bag you will be making your way back home or to your bug out location where your library will be.

3-3-16 lib2What could make a library more valuable than water, food or shelter? There are a few good reasons but I will explain the two I find most valuable. Let’s assume for a moment there has been a catastrophe and you find yourself with limited supplies or even none at all. How will you survive? Besides relying on someone else it would be up to you to procure the items you need for the family and yourself. Unless you already have the skills to find or purify water, gather food, or build a shelter you need the resource to show you how and you’ll find it in a well thought out library.

It go’s way beyond water, food, and shelter. There are hundreds of other skills and scenarios that you should be equipped and ready for such as medical, self-defense, surviving bad weather or gardening. The list can be long but the information needed can be held in your library if you have one.

How often have you asked someone, “Did you watch that movie”? The reply, “The book was better”.  This is usually the case with an author who knows how to write.  Details have no limits and allow the mind to input the pictures the author suggests if the’re not already there.

Below is a list of books and their authors that I have found to be some of the best and there is an opportunity to get these booksthat are listed free.  Some of these books are fiction but besides entertainment (which may be the only entertainment you have in a disaster scenario), still provide ideas on how to cope with emergency situations.

The Survival Medicine Handbook:  When Help is Not on the Way
Author: Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P.

Prepper’s Natural Medicine: When There is No Doctor
Author: Cat Ellis

Cyber Warfare: Prepping for Tomorrow Series
Author: Bobby Akart

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Clueless To Totally Prepared
Author: Survivor Jane

299 Days: The Preparation
Author: Glen Tate

EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse: Prepping for Tomorrow Series
Author: Bobby Akart

Dystopia: The Beginning of the End
Author: DJ Cooper

The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Disaster Guide
Author: Tess Pennington

Emergency Evacuations: (Survival Mom’s No Worries Guide)! 
Author: Lisa Bedford

Tom Locke: Surviving America
Author: James Walton

The Penny-Pinching Prepper: Save More, Spend Less!
Author: Bernie Carr

Prepping for a Pandemic: Life-Saving Supplies, Skills and Plans!
Author: Cat Ellis

Preppers Road March (Prepper Trilogy. Book 1)
Author: Ron Foster

Emergency/Survival Hygiene:  Making Survival Hygiene Products
Author: Survivor Jane

Survival Guns: A Beginner’s Guide
Author: Steve Markwith

Holding Your Ground: Preparing for Defense
Author: Joe Nobody

Oathkeeper
Author: Troy Grice

Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon
Author: Lynda King

You could get this entire selection for free. There are a lot more great authors and their books out there (see others here) and a few more may be added to this list.

We are giving away 3 sets of all the books listed above and adding more. Enter contest now CLICK HERE!

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Giveaway from GearBest.com

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Good news: GearBest.com is supporting a giveaway to MSO members!

A very nice little light for your keychain, 160 lumens, a red light and a UV light.

How to enter?
1) Leave a message like “I WANT IT” and  2) Share your impressive flashlight in your trip to attend.
One winner will be selected at random! Closing date 17st March!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2016 – Ultimate Survival Challenge – Level 1

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GET TRAINED – HAVE FUN – TEST YOUR SKILLS – COMPETE FOR $700+ in PRIZES

– REGISTER NOW –

The ONLY 3-Day – Family Friendly – Survival Training in the USA That Covers:

UST-Fall-Survival-Class-Underpaint-Final-1000pxThe Core 4: SHELTER – FIRE – WATER – FOOD +

+ Wilderness First Aid + Navigation with a Compass, the Sun and Stars + Hand to Hand Self Defense (And Disarming an Attacker) + Primitive and Modern Survival Weapons (Including Firearms) + Bug Out Basics + Choosing Survival Knives and Gear + FREE Food and Medicine (AKA Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants) + How to Survive ANY Crisis or Disaster + Family Survival Tips + How to “Process” and Cook Small Game Animals… AND MORE.

You’ll Even Craft Your Own Bow Drill Kit AND Make Fire With It – So FAR, We Have a 100% Success Rate With Our Students – Come On Out AND Help Us Keep a Perfect Record!!!

Only ONE Date in 2016 – SO DON’T MISS OUT!

LOCATION: Wellsboro, Pennsylvania USA

STARTS: Monday July 11th 2016 @ 1:00PM EST

ENDS: Thursday July 14th 2016 @ 2:00PM EST

COST: ONLY $295 / Person Until March 31st, 2016 (Regular Price $495)*

*EARLY BIRD Registration ENDS March 31st, 2016 / April 1st to April 30th – $395 / After May 1st – $495

The ULTIMATE SURVIVAL CHALLENGE – LEVEL 1 is a FUN yet INTENSE Training that Packs Over 40 Hours of VITAL Urban and Wilderness Survival Skills into 3 Days. Along the Way We Will Surprise You With Individual and Group Skills Challenges that Will TEST (and Reinforce) What YOU Have Been Taught AND Give You the Opportunity to Win Your Share of Over $700+ in Survival Gear and Prizes.

FAMILY FRIENDLY – We LOVE Families! Moms and Dads, Sons, Daughters (13 Years Old and Up) and Grandparents… All Will Enjoy our “SAFE” Friendly and Wholesome Training Style and Camp Environment – Where You Will Be Able to JUST Be Yourself, Enjoy the Beauty of the Pennsylvania Mountains and Be Encouraged Regardless of Your Skill Level.

Your Instructors: David (Founder of Ultimate Survival Tips) will be joined by Craig Caudill, founder and Chief Instructor of Nature Reliance School, and Clint Jivoin, Primitive Survival Skills Trainer and Writer for the American Survival Guide.

We’ve boiled down decades of experience to bring to you only the most practical and effective – survival methods, strategies and gear.

Survival Skills You’ll Discover:Side Photo Collage-Website-Promo-2

How to Build Primitive, Hybrid and Modern Survival Shelters

– 6 Steps to Increase Your Chance of Surviving Any Crisis

How to Find, Collect and Purify Water through Primitive and Modern Techniques

– 7 Priorities of Urban and Wilderness Survival

– Hand to Hand / Survival Self Defense and Disarming Basics

How to Obtain Food through Survival Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Methods

– Basic Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

How to Start and Build a Sustainable Fire Using a Wide Range of Methods

BONUS Sessions Will Include:

– Everyday Carry, Bug Out Bag and Emergency Kit Essentials

How to Select the Right Survival Gear

– Primitive, Hybrid and Modern Survival Weapons

– And a Lot More…

PLUS! See Today’s Top Survival Gear and Knives

Don’t worry, even though this course is jam packed, you’ll have plenty of time to check out David’s extensive personal collection of TOP survival gear and knives. If you’re nice, he might even let you try stuff out so you can discover which gear is the best for you!

View from Our Survival Camp

View from Our Survival Camp Location

Where Is It?

This training is hosted in the Beautiful Endless Mountains of Wellsboro Pennsylvania.

NOTE: You will be provided with the location of the training AND what you need to bring following registration.

When Is It?

STARTS: Monday July 11th 2016 @ 1:00PM EST

ENDS: Thursday July 14th 2016 @ 2:00PM EST

Craig-NavCost / Food and Lodging:

Meals are provided and FREE tent camping is included adjacent to our primitive camp area where most of your training will take place.

The cost is $495 $295 per person through March 31st 2016*.

*EARLY BIRD Registration ENDS March 31st, 2016 / April 1st – April 30th $395 / After May 1st $495

Notes: There are restroom and shower facilities available to all at the training. If you have special lodging needs, we have modern lodging facilities available. Contact us for details.

Who Should Attend?

This training is open to men, women, and responsible supervised youth WITH parent or guardian (13 – 17 years old), law enforcement, first responders and military members OR anyone who wants to learn a wide range of essential survival skills in a short period of time – in a SAFE fun and family friendly environment.

Primitive ShelterWhat Should I Bring?

After you register, you’ll be provided with directions to the training location and everything else you need to know to have a fun, safe and fulfilling experience – including what gear you should bring.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – $295 Per Person + A FREE Limited Edition Survival Knife for the FIRST 15 People to Sign Up**

**The first 15 people to sign up will get a limited edition, Schrade SCHF9 Extreme Survival Knife (one of David’s favorite knives) engraved by the manufacturer to commemorate your survival training.

Don’t Wait – Register Now!

We are limiting class size to ensure that everyone gets adequate hands-on experience and one-on-one time with our instructors. I don’t want you to miss out – so don’t wait – register today!

WIN A COPY OF “OFF THE GRID”  

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WIN A COPY OF "OFF THE GRID"  Do you have ​great pictures of your Off Grid cabin, shack, trailer​…. ​or somebody else’s that you happened to be visiting?
Now is your opportunity to put them to good use!
You could win a copy of Nick Rosen’s book, “Off The Grid”,​ published by Penguin,​ and see your ​snaps published on our website, Facebook page, twitter, and instagram.

Just follow ​these simple steps to enter the contest!

1. ​Email a brief story of how ​you came to be​ at the place in the photo​, ​or what inspired you​ about it​, with your full name and email address ​to: ​news@off-grid.net (only ONE picture by participant).
2. Attach the pic to the email
​ 3. ​Like the FB page​ – offgridpeople

The contest will end ​31 Jan 2016 at ​23.59 GMT
-Follow us on twitter and instagram! @OffGridNetwork and @offgridnet
-Share this post!
By​ entering the contest, you are giving ​us permission ​to publish the photo for non-profit purposes.

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Giveaway time!

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It is GIVEAWAY TIME! The rules will be very simple. Like and follow as listed below. Once we hit the goals, we will has some great stuff to ring in the new year. It is our way to say “Thank you for sticking with us and helping us grow”. The contest will start December 10th … Continue reading

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A Good Recipe for Beans and Chili

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chiliNow I love beans, especially chili with beans.  The last few days I have been working on a new recipe for a chili cook-off.  I started out by cooking the beans and the chili separately.  I cook the beans ahead of time and get them to where they are almost soft.  One rule to follow when cooking beans is to never add salt or seasoning until the last ½ hour.  If you add seasoning to soon the beans will not soften as quick.

Once the beans are almost cooked, I set them aside and make the chili.  The ingredients consist of

  • Two pounds of lean beef
  • Two tablespoons lard or bacon grease
  • One large chopped onion
  • One clove of minced garlic
  • Four Tablespoons of red chili powder
  • One teaspoon of cumin powder
  • One teaspoon of paprika
  • Two whole cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • One 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • Three cups of water
  • Two tablespoons of Masa flour
  • Jalapenos, habaneros or other peppers to taste

First, start out by browning the beef in the lard along with the onions and garlic.  Next, add the red chili powder, cumin powder, paprika, cloves and salt.  Now is the time to add the chopped up jalapenos, habaneros or other peppers if you are feeling brave.  Cover and cook on a low heat for about ½ hour.  Now add the tomatoes and water, cook on low heat for another 30 minutes.

How many beans to add is always a question?  I just add them until it looks right for me.  So I suggest you do the same and then simmer until done.  If they are not thick enough, for your tastes add the masa flour to thicken it.

Now serve the chili with some good tortillas or cornbread and you have one of my favorite meals.

Howard

 

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