Preparedness Notes for Saturday – August 26, 2017

August 26, 526, is the official anniversary of the invention of toilet paper by the Chinese. We celebrate this, though not because of its convenience. In fact, it has many shortcomings, some which are described within the articles and letters of SurvivalBlog. Our celebration of it is primarily because we now have an official metric of just how hard core of a prepper you are as well as a metric for just how economically unstable your country is. August 26, 1946 is also the official release date of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” Thanks for reading, check out SurvivalBlog.com for more news! The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday

This is Why you Teach Your Kids Self Defense: Thugs Brutally Beat Innocent Teens

Earlier in the week, a group of kids were brutally attacked while hanging out at a boardwalk in Quincy, Massachusetts. The story received zero national coverage… The post This is Why you Teach Your Kids Self Defense: Thugs Brutally Beat Innocent Teens appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Survival Bug Cuisine: 4 Steps To Eating Insects

Insects are eaten in many parts of the world as a simple, everyday snack; sometimes as a delicacy. The practice of eating insects is referred to as entomophagy, and fair amounts of research has already been done to look at insects as a healthy alternative to the world’s heavy consumption of other protein sources such as beef. By Alex Coyne, a contributing author of Survival Cache & SHTFBlog.com Survivalists and food enthusiasts alike might be curious about trying their first bug – and be well aware of the fact that they might have to do so for necessity. Here’s more information about bug cuisine and why it matters… The Nutritional Value …

Stuck in the Woods: How to Truly Prep Your Homestead for a Natural Disaster

A natural disaster happens in any corner of the world with some or little warning. These situations are frightening, especially when you live in a rural region. When it comes to your homestead, you need to be prepared for almost any situation. Consider these top tips that truly prep your home in the event of a disaster. Stock up on SuppliesCanned food, water and batteries should be prioritized as your homestead stock. Disasters often cut off food and water supplies almost immediately. Be sure to have enough water for both drinking, cooking and cleaning. Nearby municipal supplies might be out of commission for several days, depending on the disaster’s extent. Always …

Surviving an active shooter event

“If you are to ever find yourself in the middle of an active shooter event, your survival may depend on whether or not you have a plan. The plan doesn’t have to be complicated. There are three things you could do that make a difference: Run. Hide. Fight.” RUN. When an active shooter is in your vicinity: If there is an escape path, attempt to evacuate. Evacuate whether others agree to or not. Leave your belongings behind. Help others escape if possible. Prevent others from entering the area. Call 9-1-1 when you are safe. HIDE. If an evacuation is not possible, find a place…

15 Bug Out Bag Essentials You Must Have

by Bethany Bug out bags are essential items for any survivalist. Deciding what to put in your bag can be difficult. Each person has different needs and requirements. You may have a large family, or you could be a single person, prepping for the future. A bug out bag is meant to carry items to allow you to survive for 72 to 96 hours when you evacuate due to emergencies. There is no right or wrong answer to the items you include! Some people have multiple bug out bags for different scenarios. You may have one particular scenario in your head, or you may want to be prepared …

Stacy Lyn Harris’ new book HARVEST

My mouth has been watering for Stacy’s new book ever since she told me she was writing it a few months ago.  HARVEST is finally out and I think it’s her best title yet.  With a freezer packed with wild meats from this year’s hunting season, HARVEST couldn’t have been released at a better time of year. Harvest has heart. The very nature of the book is coordinated around food that has families working together in order to bring them together. For Stacy Lyn, food is much more than sustenance, it is the medium through which familial ties are strengthened. The time and effort Stacy Lyn has put into cultivating and crafting recipes that will draw you back to the fond …

What the Fed Doesn’t Understand

As a subscriber, you already have my mailing address…so please pass it on to the Nobel Prize people. I’m sure you will want to do this – after you read this morning’s dirt-simple explanation of the “new Reality” that the Fed just don’t seem to be able to get its arms around. That, plus a discussion of the manic markets and the charts – the ones we don’t give out on the free site – plus coffee. ; What better kind of Saturday could there be? More for Subscribers ; ; ; ; ; ; ||| SUBSCRIBE … Continue reading → The post What the Fed Doesn’t Understand appeared

Shoulder Dislocations

SHOULDER DISLOCATIONS Anterior shoulder dislocation accounts for 95-97% of cases Of all the joints in your body, the shoulder has the greatest range of motion. This flexibility comes at the cost of low joint stability. 50% of all major joint dislocations seen in U.S. emergency rooms involve the shoulder joint. A dislocation is an injury in which a bone is pulled out of its joint by some type of trauma. Dislocations commonly occur in shoulders, fingers, and elbows, but knees, ankles, and hips may also be affected.  The joint involved looks visibly abnormal and is unusable.  Bruising and pain often accompany the injury. If the …

MSB Upgrade In Progress

Tweet From about 8 AM until Noon Central Time the MSB will be undergoing a back end upgrade.  During this time you will not have access and no new members can sign up. Once complete we will have a better … Continue reading →

NASA’S Risky Plan To Save Us From Yellowstone Could Trigger A Massive Eruption

Government officials have been closely monitoring the activity in the Yellowstone caldera.  However, scientists at NASA have now come up with an incredibly risky plan to save the United States from the super volcano. A NASA scientist has spoken out about the true threat of super volcanoes and the risky methods that could be used to prevent a devastating eruption. Lying beneath the tranquil and beautiful settings of Yellowstone National Park in the US lies an enormous magma chamber, called a caldera. It’s responsible for the geysers and hot springs that define the area, but for scientists at NASA, it’s also one of the greatest natural threats to human civilization as we know it. Brian Wilcox, a former member of the NASA Advisory…

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – August 19, 2017

August 19th is the birthday of Philo Taylor Farnsworth (1906-1971). Farnsworth was an American inventor who is best known for his image pickup device that formed the basis for the fully functional and complete all-electronic television system. Among his many other inventions was the Farnsworth-Hirsch fusor, a small nuclear fusion device that remains a viable source of neutrons. At his death, he held over 300 patents, mostly in radio and television. August 20th Thanks for reading, check out SurvivalBlog.com for more news! The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – August 19, 2017 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

This is Why you Teach Your Kids Self Defense: Thugs Brutally Beat Innocent Teens

Earlier in the week, a group of kids were brutally attacked while hanging out at a boardwalk in Quincy, Massachusetts. The story received zero national coverage… The post This is Why you Teach Your Kids Self Defense: Thugs Brutally Beat Innocent Teens appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Reporter Asks Trump If We’re Going To War: “I Think You Know The Answer To That”

There has been much debate about whether or not North Korea possesses not only nuclear weapons, but the capabilities to fit them onto an ICBM that can accurately hit targets in Japan, Guam or the United States. While we’ve repeatedly warned that North Korea does have such technology, including a “Super EMP” weapon capable of disabling the U.S. power grid if detonated directly over the Central United States, at this point, none of that may even matter because a war of words and egos is already taking place between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. Each…

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – August 12, 2017

This the birthday of country singer/songwriter Buck Owens (1929–2006). His songs typified what has been called “The Bakersfield Sound.” o o o It was sad to hear that Ty Hardin has passed away, at age 87. He is remembered for his television western roles. His film credits included Battle of the Bulge and PT-109. He was also the founder of an anti-tax movement that later morphed into The Arizona Patriots. Thanks for reading, check out SurvivalBlog.com for more news! The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – August 12, 2017 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

This is Why you Teach Your Kids Self Defense: Thugs Brutally Beat Innocent Teens

Earlier in the week, a group of kids were brutally attacked while hanging out at a boardwalk in Quincy, Massachusetts. The story received zero national coverage… The post This is Why you Teach Your Kids Self Defense: Thugs Brutally Beat Innocent Teens appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

Successful Self-Sufficiency: 4 Tips for Growing Your Own Food

You can start living a more self-sufficient lifestyle by having your own supply of home-grown food. Growing your own food can be done easily even if you don’t have any previous experience cultivating crops. Here are four great tips for growing your own food. Know the Right Growing SeasonsDifferent crops grow better during certain time of the year, so it’s important that you know the right growing seasons in your particular area. In general, spring is the best time of year for growing asparagus, pea greens and sweet onions. Cranberries, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower often do best in…

Prepper Hardware Supplies

An essential element in building up a comprehensive prepper supply is to include on a planning list a stock of all sorts and types of hardware items.  You can have all the tools and gear in the world, but if something breaks, needs maintenance, or a fresh build, then nothing much can be done without a deep supply of hardware materials. By Dr. John J. Woods, a contributing author to SHTFBlog & Survival Cache Sourcing Hard Hardware The term “hardware” conjures up nostalgic thoughts of old wooden floored, side boarded store buildings with long aisles and shelves of goods stacked to the ceiling…

Surviving an active shooter event

“If you are to ever find yourself in the middle of an active shooter event, your survival may depend on whether or not you have a plan. The plan doesn’t have to be complicated. There are three things you could do that make a difference: Run. Hide. Fight.” RUN. When an active shooter is in your vicinity: If there is an escape path, attempt to evacuate. Evacuate whether others agree to or not. Leave your belongings behind. Help others escape if possible. Prevent others from entering the area. Call 9-1-1 when you are safe. HIDE. If an evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide. Lock and/or blockade …

The Best SHTF Rifle Cartridge

by a guest contributor The AR 15 has a reputation as a SHTF firearm, and while there is a reason for this reputation, a lot of us forget exactly why it’s one of the better options. We stock up on the 5.56×45 NATO and the tactical rifles that are chambered for this cartridge, and we can tell you why we believe it’s the best SHTF rifle cartridge out there. Before we jump into the meat of the article, we do want to point out that there is no one all around, godsend, holy-grail of a cartridge out there. While we have gone…

Stacy Lyn Harris’ new book HARVEST

My mouth has been watering for Stacy’s new book ever since she told me she was writing it a few months ago.  HARVEST is finally out and I think it’s her best title yet.  With a freezer packed with wild meats from this year’s hunting season, HARVEST couldn’t have been released at a better time of year. Harvest has heart. The very nature of the book is coordinated around food that has families working together in order to bring them together. For Stacy Lyn, food is much more than sustenance, it is the medium through which familial ties are strengthened. The time and …

The Greenspan Put

And other matters. Today we look on how my $29,325 experiment is going (answer: ainfully!) and we talk about the next book up Ure’s sleeve. Toss in a few headlines and yep – summer doldrums are here. More for Subscribers ; ; ; ; ; ; ||| SUBSCRIBE NOW! ; ; ; ; ; ; ||| ; ; Subscriber Help Center … Continue reading → The post The Greenspan Put appeared first on UrbanSurvival.

Episode-2058- Expert Council Q&A for 8-4-17

Tweet Today its Friday so it’s time for expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line. Today the expert … Continue reading →

Survival Medicine Hour: Ortho Injuries, Lost at Sea, Pt.1, Antiseptics, More

SURVIVAL MEDICINE HOUR PODCAST #350 Survival at Sea In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, hosts Joe Alton MD, aka Dr. Bones and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy discuss the antiseptics you should consider for your medical storage, how to tell sprains from fractures without modern medical imaging, and what to do when your boat capsizes in open water and you find yourself alone with or without a life vest.  Plus, Nurse Amy answers a question as a member of the expert council on Jack Spirko’s Survival Podcast regarding what medical supplies would be helpful for the motorcyclist on …

Forget Bezos & Gates: The Real Richest Man in the World Is Worth More than Both — Combined

This report was originally published by Claire Bernish at TheDailySheeple.com When the dubious Richest Man in the World title earned shock with Amazon head and Washington Post boss, Jeff Bezos, ousting Microsoft billionaire, Bill Gates, by a hair’s breadth, it’s likely the voting delegate hadn’t considered the one person who could handily best their net worths — $90 billion and $89.8 billion, respectively — combined. Considering the return of the Red Scare of late, that the man worth an estimated $200 billion might be deleted from the world’s wealthiest shortlist, perhaps makes sense — because he’s no other than the President…

Preparedness Notes for Saturday – August 05, 2017

August 5th is the sad anniversary of the Mann Gulch Fire in Montana that took the lives of 13 firefighters (including 12 smokejumpers and one former smokejumper), in 1949. The intense, fast-moving forest fire took place in what later became the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness. The events of that fire were chronicled in the book Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean and immortalized in the haunting lyrics of the ballad Cold Missouri Watersby James Keelaghan. Thanks for reading, check out SurvivalBlog.com for more news! The post Preparedness Notes for Saturday – August 05, 2017 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

This is Why you Teach Your Kids Self Defense: Thugs Brutally Beat Innocent Teens

Earlier in the week, a group of kids were brutally attacked while hanging out at a boardwalk in Quincy, Massachusetts. The story received zero national coverage… The post This is Why you Teach Your Kids Self Defense: Thugs Brutally Beat Innocent Teens appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

First-Aid Procedures You Should Know

Everyone should have a basic knowledge of first-aid. It could mean the difference between life and death for you or someone else, and its usefulness isn’t restricted to a survival situation. Here are our recommendations for starting your basic first-aid education.  We’d recommend readers do more than just read the books or online courses recommended on this list.  By Alex Coyne, a contributing author of Survival Cache and SHTFBlog.com Free Guides to First-Aid Take at least one basic practical course in first aid with an instructor that will teach you how. Many hospitals, clinics and community centres offer this for free. Check out First-Aid WikiBooks, The National CPR Foundation, …

4 Essential Pieces of Equipment Every Survivalist Needs in Their Shed

As a survivalist, there are many helpful tools and pieces of equipment that will facilitate your safety in an emergency. While you cannot keep one of everything in your supply shed, these multi-functional pieces of gear could make the difference between life and death in an emergency. Be sure to have these four pieces of equipment in your cache of supplies. Weather RadioWeather radios are an essential piece of equipment that alert you to weather emergencies and other natural disasters. A hand-cranked weather radio requires no electricity, which makes it ideal for your survivalist supplies. Weather radios could inform you of an impending severe …

Surviving an active shooter event

“If you are to ever find yourself in the middle of an active shooter event, your survival may depend on whether or not you have a plan. The plan doesn’t have to be complicated. There are three things you could do that make a difference: Run. Hide. Fight.” RUN. When an active shooter is in your vicinity: If there is an escape path, attempt to evacuate. Evacuate whether others agree to or not. Leave your belongings behind. Help others escape if possible. Prevent others from entering the area. Call 9-1-1 when you are safe. HIDE. If an evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide. Lock and/or blockade …