Senate Coming After Guns: Feinstein Bill Comes After Most Handguns & Shotguns & Rifles

Proposed Senate Bill will Ban most modern Handguns, Rifles & Shotguns. The Bill will also create a mandatory national registry that would require you to pass new background checks, submit finger prints, and register all your weapons.

Merry Christmas

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Vegan Diet?

I’ve had this thought bouncing around in my head for a week now and I’m curious to hear reader’s take on it. Would it be easier to prep for a vegan diet? It’s an odd thought, I know.  I had a friend recently convert, and I heard an interesting piece on the radio about the rising numbers of vegans. Some are vegan for medical reasons. Some are vegan for ethical reasons. I’ve certainly never been tempted to give up meat, but I do admit, meat is trickier to store than the vegetables are.  Freezing meat leaves you reliant…

It’s Winter – Don’t Go Hiking Without Proper Clothing!

It’s winter here in Maine and that means it’s pretty cold out there.  As I write this at 9:15 pm on Wednesday evening the temperature outside is 3 degrees F.  Not unusual for this time of year. At the top of the fire tower on the summit of Old Speck. About six years ago. I love this time of year!  Hiking, snow shoeing, winter camping, ice climbing, skating, sledding with the kids, it’s all part of the  winter experience for me. The first time I took Mrs Jarhead on a winter mountain expedition it was -22 F.  when we left the bed and breakfast in Western Maine.  B&B?  I was going to hike partway up the mountain and camp, but the missus had …

Knife Safety Considerations

The knife is a highly versatile tool and your mastery of it is an indispensable skill for survival situations. A knife could be used for a myriad of things in the great outdoors, so in this topic we are going to teach you some basic knife safety skills to prevent accidents from happening to you and others. For starters you need to be aware that most knives have two critical parts, which are the sharp razor’s edge and the point. Rule number one keep all the sharp edges and the point, away from you and other people. Never point a knife at anyone, nor engage in horseplay when holding a knife. Following this rule at all times will ensure that you avoid accidentally …

The World of Zombies

Zombies are everywhere…in video games, movies, costumes, clothing, posters, books, and calendars… everywhere we walk zombies seem to be following in our shadow, just a short distance away. Is it possible that the world is being overrun by zombies? The popularity of zombies seems to have brought the walking-dead back to life. Zombie merchandise is gaining in popularity with a cult following that spans the ages. And the interest in zombies goes far beyond a population obsessed with movies and DVD’s. Zombies have found their way into costumes, conventions, magazines and books, artwork, music… in fact zombies appear to be taking …

Technology Addiction in the Electronic Age: Worldwide Progress or Servitude?

From Survival and BeyondBy Joel S. Hirschhorn – Global Research Everywhere I look outside my home I see people busy on their high tech devices, while driving, while walking, while shopping, while in groups of friends, while in restaurants, while waiting in doctor offices and hospitals, while sitting in toilets – everywhere.  While connected electronically, they are inattentive to and disconnected in physical reality. People have been steadily manipulated to become technology addicted.  Technology is the opiate of the masses. This results in technology servitude.  I am referring to a loss of personal freedom and independence because of uncontrolled consumption of many kinds of devices that …

5 Lessons From the Panic of 2012

From Survival and BeyondTEOTWAWKI   Blog The gun control madness has been frustrating for most of us, but I think there are some helpful observations we can extrapolate from the whole mess. This time around, we’re seeing panic buying of guns, magazines and ammunition. Now, extend that to the initial hours/days after a wide scale collapse scenario, when you have people running out and buying anything and everything under the sun. Food. Water. Batteries. Tools. Camping gear. Everything. Using the current panic buying environment as a case study, here are a few things you can expect to see: #1. Have what you need on hand: Pretty self explanatory. You don’t want to be in the situation …

What is the best survival food?

A look at various survival foods, and I give my humble opinion as to what the best survival food is! It may surprise you that I go against the tradition prepper advice and go with an easy to prepare, easy to put in a bug out bag food The post What is the best survival food? appeared first on Guide to wilderness Survival.

Great ways to mod the cold steel trail hawk

Many outdoor enthusiasts love to customize and modify there gear. This post showcases the most creative and original mods for the cold steel trail hawk tomahawk. The post Great ways to mod the cold steel trail hawk appeared first on Guide to wilderness Survival.

Raccoon Tracks and Sign

Raccoons at the Dunes It was around midnight on the first night of a week of tracking on Oregon’s coastal sand dunes with the Anake Outdoor School, and I was snug as a bug in a rug underneath my small tarp shelter. My dreams of clear fox prints and porcupine sightings were abruptly interrupted by View the full article at

Herbal Infused Oils vs. Essential Oils

Herbal Home Remedies: Be Your Own Herbal Expert – Part 6 In this, our sixth session, we remain in the herbal pharmacy and turn our attention to herbs in fat bases. We’ll explore fresh infused oils, ointments, salves, and lip balms, essential oils, and even herbal pestos. Herbal Oils: Infused vs. Essential I make and View the full article at

A little humor…..

Special thanks to’s Executive Editor Bev for sending me this……. © 2013, Rourke. All rights reserved.

Been to a gun shop lately?

I live in South Carolina and have visited several gun shops as well as stores that carry firearms and ammunition.  All are pretty much the same – no semi-automatic firearms (centerfire or rimfire), no magazines, and several calibers of ammunition virtually absent. Don’t see this anymore. With the threat of a new Assault Weapons Ban just over the horizon, there has been a massive rush on guns, magazines and ammunition – specifically AK’s, AR’s and the like. 7.62 x 39mm, .223/5.56mm, and 9mm ammunition have disappeared off the shelves along with .22LR.  Any and all magazines holding over 10 rounds are gone or selling online for big bucks. …..nor this. I felt pretty squared away with all of the above. I felt that way…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Creek Joins WorldNetDaily (WND.COM) as Weekly Survival Commentator

Whether it’s the car breaking down on a deserted stretch of road or the national infrastructure breaking down because of economic disaster, are you prepared to survive when all goes wrong? You don’t have to wait until it’s too late to get ready. Beginning today exclusively on WND’s Diversions page, nationally recognized survival expert Creek Stewart will be bringing a weekly column called “Not if, but when” to help equip you for the worst. “In our daily hustle and bustle, it’s easy not to consider or plan for the ‘what ifs’ in life,” Stewart told WND. “But whether caused by nature or man, real disasters happen to real people on a regular basis…

The 9 Most Awesome MOVIE Bug Out Vehicles of All Time

There’s nothing I love more than a good BUG OUT movie truck.  Below is a collection of some of my favorite movie vehicles that I’d take on a BUG OUT any day of the week.  I’m sure I missed some, so please add your own favorites in the comments section below! Here they are in no particular order: MOVIE: Red Dawn (the original) VEHICLE: 1978 Chevrolet K10 Cheyenne WOLVERINES!!!!  Need I say more.  I still vow to buy a 78 Cheyenne one of these days.  Nothing says BUG OUT like Swayze tearing through the mountains of Colorado in this awesome K10.  I loved this truck when I first saw Red Dawn in the 80′s and I love it now. MOVIE: Dante’s Peak VEHICLE…

Don’t Even Talk About Ending QEI

That’s Quantitative Easing (to) Infinity. The futures for the precious metals were (how to politely say this?) in the crapper this morning with Gold down $40 on the futures earlier and silver down 4% as well. What’s going on is a titanic battle between the forces of Deflation and Inflation since we’re in the Second Depression by my reckoning, and will be until 2017, more’n likely. Inflation, is in the process of having its butt kicked. Which, as I have warned before, is a problem for the metals just waiting to happen. In play this morning. In fact, what’s happening right now is that the Fed is not pushing so much money into the economy as to make inflation show up – which could save gold. Instead, while…

Doom and Bloom Hour:Jim Cobb Prepper’s Home Defense,Flu pt 1

; ; On Today’s show Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy finish up part 2 of Sanitation in a survival situtation and discuss Influenza (the FLU) part 1. Our special guest is Jim Cobb, author of “Prepper’s Home Defense” and owner of Join us as Jim shares sound advice to “protect your family by any

Fungal Infections

Minor infections can affect your group’s efficiency in times of trouble. In addition to viruses and bacteria, our body may be susceptible to “yeast”. Yeast is a fungus that is one-celled and reproduces by budding off the parent. The human body naturally harbors certain types but can be damaged by others. Fungal infections may be

Episode-1050- Listener Calls for 1-04-13

Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on investing, cooking, gardening, gun rights, alternative housing, financial mindset and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best … Continue reading →

Episode-1049- Surving Superstorm Sandy and The Southern Maryland Beekeeper

We have two interviews for you today, first up Mike Prunty “The Backyard Pioneer” who has a small urban homestead in Long Island New York on his experience with Hurricane Sandy. Mike is a 39 year old suburban husband and … Continue reading →

Swiss Firm Introduces Divisible Gold Card For “A Scary New World”

As uncertainty about the stability of the global economy spreads and investors look for ways to diversify their assets, precious metals companies are looking for ways to cater to those who are seeking a safe haven in assets like gold and silver. Though often described as “the money of last resort,” one gripe from potential investors about owning gold is that it is costly, currently running around $1700 an ounce, and not feasible as an emergency exchange mechanism in the event of financial and economic catastrophe that may disrupt food supplies and the normal flow of commerce. The problem with one ounce gold coins, or even 1/10th of an ounce fractional coins, is that if you needed to buy a few loaves…

Notes from JWR:

I’m sad to report that John Noveske died in an automobile accident on Friday night, near Grants Pass, Oregon. John was the president of Noveske Rifle Works. Please keep his family in your prayers. Our sincere condolences. — Today we present another entry for Round 44 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: A.) A gift certificate worth $1,000, courtesy of Spec Ops Brand, B.) A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate will be for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those restricted for military or government teams.) Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795, and C.) Two cases of …

Wilderness Fire Making: We Have Ignition, by Brad M.

I have been a scoutmaster for 18 years. It is a lot of fun teaching scouts how to make fire using unorthodox methods. Seeing the look in their eyes as they get their first fire built in the outdoors using no matches is a great experience. As a matter of fact, in winter camps where the ground is not frozen I like to use a trench fire pit with rocks in it, then bury it and sleep on top for a very cozy and warm night. I too was bitten by the survival bug when I was a young scout, and the first priority in survival is ‘keeping your wits about you” so you can focus on what is important. One real …

America’s Biggest Killers: The Chart Anti-Gunners Don’t Want You To See

What we are hearing from bloviating gun control advocates in America is nothing short of emotionally driven irrationality. According to statistics assembled from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Center for Disease Control and the Federal Government, firearms related homicides are minuscule in comparison to other the other “big killers” in the United States. If we look at homicide statistics in the United States it’s clear that more murders are committed with knives, bats, hammers and poisons than with firearms. As Kurt Nimmo recently noted, “ the number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs far outpaces the number of murders committed…

This is What Gun Control Looks Like: 532 Murdered in Chicago in 2012

If gun control laws work, why were 2,670 people shot and 532 people murdered in the Anti-Gun City of Chicago last year?

Illinois Legislator Trying to Ban Guns, Weapons & Gun Ranges by January 9th

Gun owners throughout Illinois need to be aware of what’s happening right now. Late last night Illinois Senate Democrats pushed through legislation that will ban semiautomatic weapons, shut down gun ranges and ban all high-capacity magazines.