Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday: 23 July 2014, Part Four

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Sindre Skrede

Shortwave Radio
After purchasing an NOAA emergency alert radio and an AM/FM radio, most families have the majority of their communication needs met.

For some families, y'all might want to purchase a shortwave receiver. These shortwave radios are used to listen to international programs.

Well, ...

io9 - A Great Way to Listen to Those Mysterious "Number Stations"

Shortwave Transceivers
There is a difference between shortwave receivers and shortwave transceivers. Shortwave transceivers receive and send communications or information. Unlike, a shortwave receiver that can only ...


Cool, huh.

There is some bad news. Shortwave transceivers require a license to use, and the shortwave community does a really good job of policing themselves.

So, ...

If you're thinking "Hey, I'll get a transceiver, and we'll be able to use it. Screw that licence" It's not going to happen. The 'Hams' won't talk to you, and they'll report you to the proper authorities.

Did I mention? It's against the law.

Oh, ...

Then, there's that whole issue of some governments actively seeking out illegal transceiver users and throwing then in prison, if they're lucky. (Think Nazi, the Resistance, and WWII or North Korea, People, and Death Camps)

But, ...

There is good news!

The entry-level license is (I don't want to say ..) easy with some effort by you and your family.

What, ...

You thought your children won't need a license?

American Radio Relay League - Ham Radio Licenses

Ham Universe - Home

Wednesday: 23 July 2014, Part Three

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

I have talked about firearms twice today, so that means, I have to write about the most important item in prepping.

Which is?




Proper hygiene?

Medical supplies?


It's ...


ReThink Survival - How to Make 3000+ Calorie DIY Survival Food Ration Bars (per batch)

Dirttime - Ferro Rod vs. Bic Lighter

Dirttime - Fixed Blade Knife Comparison

Food Storage Moms - Personal Hygiene After A Disaster

Doom and Bloom - Search: Medical Supplies

The Survivalist Blog: Donald T - How to Carry 200 Gallons of Water or More

Wednesday: 23 July 2014, Part Two

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

John Antoni

Say Uncle
I love Say Uncle (even though I don't know him, haven't met him, or even seen a picture of him) He is the greatest.

Plus, he has ...

Say Uncle - Why Gun Control is Silly

The article is short and sweet. All is says is "Make your own MAC-11" and it's a link, to a .pdf.

Words of Advice
You have probably heard it from me before.

Watch those opinions 'cause Ryan and others that he links to are preparing for Minuteman or Patriot type events.

With that said, ...

 He has some thoughts for us.

Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest - Russian Siaga and VEPR AK style Rifles Banned by EO

Wednesday: 23 July 2014

Welcome Preppers and Survivalist,

NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan

Your Gear
Normally, your gear will have a problem. It's too heavy. The cartridge wasn't designed to shoot through walls. It's too bulky. Your rifle is all black, so it's not camoflauge. There's not enough padding and many others.

Well, ...

Most of the time, I would say 'Suck it up and drive on' because through training you and your family can overcome these deficiencies or at least learn to cope with the situation.

Well, ...

WeaponsMan is recommending to get rid, of least one piece, of your gear, if you carry a semiautomatic pistol.

WeaponsMan - Three Reasons Not to Use the Blackhawk Serpa Holster

Technology and You
As you and your family prepare for life's tough times, technology is going to change. (Trust me, I'm old enough to remember pre-Gortex sleeping bag covers, coated nylon wet weather gear, and canvas tents)

Plus, opinions change, too.

Take having spare parts for your revolver and SKS rifle. Twenty or is it thirty years ago, folks recommended you and your family buy another rifle, just for spare parts. Now a days, we know that was a poor idea.

Well, ...

For a very long term collapse, we may have to go back to using less technologically advanced weapons, like the cap and ball revolvers. This change will also require us to change our techniques.

WeaponsMan - The New York Reload in the Civil War

I would like you to note the mention of John Singleton Mosby and the irregular's turn to crime after the war.

Have you seen the Mad Max movies? They are awesome!

Well, ...

It seems, you and your family can build your own armoured vehicles.

io9 - These Homemade Tanks Are Tough Enough To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekly Dose of Doom and Gloom

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Louis-Émile Durandelle

One of the terrorism truisms is 'We must be right 100% of the time while the terrorist only have to be right once.' In the past that wasn't a big deal since the terrorists wanted to attack tier one cities like London, Paris, New York, and others with mass casualty results

Well, ...

It seems terrorists are setting their sights a lot lower, and a single person throwing a grenade into a crowd is very hard to stop.

Farance 24/ - Foiled French jihadist ‘targeted Louvre and Eiffel Tower’

Stupid is; As Stupid Does
I am glad to see that Israel has learned its lesson from its previous experiences fighting Hamas (a terrorist organization)

Israel is taking the fight to the terrorists and the people that support the terrorist.

Well, ...

If you have been hanging around cheering Hamas' daring action by launching rockets into Israel, you might want to be packing a bag or two and get out of town.

Voice of America - Israel to Intensify Gaza Offensive

No, not the Israelis, a plant

io9 -  This Creepy Invasive Plant Is Wreaking Havoc In North America