Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - July 10th, 2019


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,



Introduction
There are many sources of information for you and your family to use in your quest to learn about prepping and its related skills. Some of them local, like the town's library or the adult education office at the local community college. Some may be regional, such as the county agriculture extension service office and a larger cities' art and history museums. On a national scale, information sources like a national library, national archives, or the nation's military is available to you and your family.

Additionally, ...

With the explosion of the internet, thirty years ago, other sources have opened up to you and your family. Sources such as blogs, videos, websites, and many others, and that is the reason for this Wednesday blurb, to provide new and old sources of information to you and your family from the internet.

So, ...



Mental Preparations

Food Crisis
Some interesting insight about a potential food crisis.

With that said, ...

Be careful of the hyperbola.

Link:
YouTube: Canadian Prepper - WARNING: The Coming Food Crisis | Be Ready 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iic0OEP8NDw


Emergency Evacuation Kit and Caches



Air



Shelter



Water

Remember
A few words to the wise from Riverwalker!!!

Link:
Stealth Survival - Wilderness Water
http://stealthsurvival.blogspot.com/2014/07/wilderness-water.html


Food

Iraqi families wait in line
as Iraqi Police Service officers pass out bags of food (ca 2011)
photograph by
SPC Gary Silverman






Recipes
Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Oatmeal Wheat Bread from the Test Kitchen
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/07/food-storage-friday-oatmeal-wheat-bread.html

Safely Gathered In -Saturday Roundup: Beans and Raspberry Edition
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/07/saturday-roundup-beans-and-raspberry.html


Medical



Protection

The Basics
Do you know the basics of ...

Link:
YouTube: - Shotgun Basics for Newbies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxfUjyHgB3I


Magazines
Folks, I disagree with some of the thoughts in this article.

But, ...

I don't disagree with "Stock Up," "Only Buy Quality," and buy from folks like ...

Palmetto State Armory

I Need More Gear


Link:
Survival Blog - Economics & Investing For Preppers #317
https://survivalblog.com/economics-investing-preppers-317/


Communications



Transportation



Clothing


Polytetrafluoroethylene
Better known as Gor-Tex.

Needless to say, it's the cat's meow, especially if you're trying to stay dry.

Link:
YouTube: The Outdoor Gear Review - Full Gore-Tex Protection on the Cheap
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4XUIW7BLGI


Washing
Like any gear, you need to take care of your gear.

Link:
YouTube: Arc'teryx - GORE-TEX Wash Tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4N6ZuKTZ_c


Information



Financial

Someone Pocketing Money (ca 2014)
photograph by
Mike Schmid


In Your Pocket
During certain events, what you have in your pockets is all you're going to have.

So, ...

Link:
The Modern Survivalist - 7 Summer EDC Essentials
http://www.themodernsurvivalist.com/archives/5545


Inappropriate Advice
As you can see, from the above article, not all advice is appropriate for you and your family because wearing short pants exposes your legs to the sun (sunburns), branches (scraps and cuts), and might stop you from getting into certain places, like a nice restaurant. A baseball hat fails to protect your ears from the sun (sunburns), the back of your neck (sunburns), and gives you hat hair. A watch costing $970 does a poor job of protecting your wallet. Plus, it might set you up as a target for thieves, just like the Glock hat.

Lastly, a $170 multi-tool for everyone in the family and a $100 pair of sunglasses, a $400 phone for you and your partner, and ... (O.K. I can agree about the shoes) would run a family of four close to $2000.

$2000 that could be better spent, somewhere else.


Power Production



Kit



Suggested Reading and Additional Resources

Stockholm Public Library Stacks (ca 2019)
photograph by
Climadeo


Active Response Training
A collection of articles, from around the intenet, about defensive firearms usage, personal protection, and other insights for you, your family, and friends..

Link:
Active Response Training - Weekend Knowledge Dump: July 5, 2019
https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/weekend-knowledge-dump-july-5-2019

Woodpile Report
A collection of articles, from around the world, about politics, prepping, and the coming tough times.

Link:
Woodpile Report - Issue 586
http://www.woodpilereport.com/html/index-586.htm

Digital Survival Books
With the advent of the internet, we are able to share books and magazines that are no longer in print, may be unique, or ... Difficult to obtain from your local library.


Link:
Archive.org - Survival Poaching
https://ia800202.us.archive.org/15/items/SurvivalPoaching/Survival%20Poaching.pdf

Military Manuals
These United States military is responsible for the defense of this nation, so they train our Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Guardians, and Soldiers in many different skills and occupations. Skills that you and your family can use to survive the tough times ahead.

Link:





Thursday, July 4, 2019

Independence Day July 4th, 2019


The Signing of The Declaration of Independence (ca 1873)
painintg by
Charles Édouard Armand-Dumaresq

Like any other day, this day is an ordinary day for the rest of the world.

But, ...

For these United States, it is the 243nd anniversary of the founding of our country.

So, ...



Happy Independence Day


Hanabi in Nagaoka
Kiyoshi Yamashita
(1949)


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - July 3rd, 2019


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,



Introduction
There are many sources of information for you and your family to use in your quest to learn about prepping and its related skills. Some of them local, like the town's library or the adult education office at the local community college. Some may be regional, such as the county agriculture extension service office and a larger cities' art and history museums. On a national scale, information sources like a national library, national archives, or the nation's military is available to you and your family.

Additionally, ...

With the explosion of the internet, thirty years ago, other sources have opened up to you and your family. Sources such as blogs, videos, websites, and many others, and that is the reason for this Wednesday blurb, to provide new and old sources of information to you and your family from the internet.

So, ...



Mental Preparations

Projects






Link:
Stealth Survival - Stay Safe from Summer Storms with These DIY Home Projects
http://stealthsurvival.blogspot.com/2014/06/stay-safe-from-summer-storms-with-these.html

Emergency Evacuation Kit and Caches



Air



Shelter



Water



Food

Recipes
Safely Gathered In - Q & A Week: Thursday [Wheat]
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/07/q-week-thursday.html

Safely Gathered In - Q&A Week: Friday, Wheat questions!
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/07/q-week-friday-wheat-questions.html

Food Storage Made Easy - Shelf Stable Saturday: Swedish Beef and Rice

Food Storage Made Easy - 4th of July Patriotic Jello 
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/07/04/shelf-stable-recipe-patriotic-jello/

Medical



Protection

Cleaning

Link:
Ace of Spades HQ: Gun Thread - Mail Call
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=381950

Communications



Transportation



Clothing



Information



Financial



Power Production



Kit



Suggested Reading and Additional Resources

building

Active Response Training
A collection of articles, from around the intenet, about defensive firearms usage, personal protection, and other insights for you, your family, and friends..

Link:
Active Response Training - Weekend Knowledge Dump: May 10, 2019
https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/weekend-knowledge-dump-may-10-2019

Woodpile Report
A collection of articles, from around the world, about politics, prepping, and the coming tough times.

Link:
Woodpile Report - Issue 578
http://www.woodpilereport.com/html/index-578.htm

Digital Survival Books
With the advent of the internet, we are able to share books and magazines that are no longer in print, may be unique, or ... Difficult to obtain from your local library.

Link:



Military Manuals
These United States military is responsible for the defense of this nation, so they train our Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Guardians, and Soldiers in many different skills and occupations. Skills that you and your family can use to survive the tough times ahead.

Link:





Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - June 26th, 2019


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Holiday On The HudsonGeorge Benjamin Luks
(1912)


Introduction
There are many sources of information for you and your family to use in your quest to learn about prepping and its related skills. Some of them local, like the town's library or the adult education office at the local community college. Some may be regional, such as the county agriculture extension service office and a larger cities' art and history museums. On a national scale, information sources like a national library, national archives, or the nation's military is available to you and your family.

Additionally, ...

With the explosion of the internet, thirty years ago, other sources have opened up to you and your family. Sources such as blogs, videos, websites, and many others, and that is the reason for this Wednesday blurb, to provide new and old sources of information to you and your family from the internet.

So, ...


Mental Preparations

Movies
The stories we tell ourselves and our children help shape the future.

Hopefully an anti-communist future.

Link:
American Thinker - Hollywood's Anti-Communist Movies
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/06/hollywoods_anticommunist_movies.html

Emergency Evacuation Kit and Caches



Air



Shelter

Firestarter
There are many options for starting a fire to keep your family warm, some inexpensive like petroleum jelly and cotton balls and some expensive.

Either way, ...

You and your family need a means of quickly making a fire.

Link:
Stealth Survival - Riverwalker’s Gear Review: Instafire
http://stealthsurvival.blogspot.com/2014/06/riverwalkers-gear-review-instafire.html

Water



Food

Rule #1
Buy What You Eat

Link:
Prep School Daily - Food Storage Items I Wish I Hadn't Bought (And What To Use Instead)
https://prepschooldaily.blogspot.com/2019/06/food-storage-items-i-wish-i-hadnt.html

Recipes
Link:
Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Creamy Tomato Soup
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/12/food-storage-friday-creamy-tomato-soup.html

Safely Gathered In - Holiday Food Storage Gift Ideas *2009*
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/12/holiday-food-storage-gift-ideas-2009.html

Food Storage Made Easy - Food Storage Recipes: Super Cherry Pie
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/12/13/food-storage-recipes-super-cherry-pie/


Medical

Medical Professionals
One of the biggest deficts in you family's preps is probably medical. Either you don't have the knowledge, the supplies, or a competent professional.

Well, ...

Now you only lack two of the three.

Link:
Prep School Daily - Survival and Austere Medicine, 3rd Edition
https://prepschooldaily.blogspot.com/2019/06/survival-and-austere-medicine-3rd.html

Protection

"The Price of Independence”
in Gori, Georgia (ca 2015)
photograph by
Staff Sgt. Sara Keller

Ha, Ha, Ha
Over at Say Uncle, the blog owner jokingly makes several statements, when someone (not me) makes an asinine statement, like ...

"Your Gun Sucks and You're Holding it Wrong,"

... especially when someone on the internet says this or that caliber, firearm, or technique is better then what you or someone else is doing.

Well, ...

The AR-15 and .223 caliber/5.56mm has difficulty penetrating brick walls, so you and your family may need a different rifle, like the SKS rifle, or ...


Cold War Rifles
Back in the day, a really long time ago, we only had the choice of .30 caliber for a reliable, military-style weapon to protect our families. These weapons were based on the M-14, FN-FAL, the G-3, or the AK-47.

O.K., not the AK-47.

Link:
YouTube: Legally Armed America - M-14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USCZsDxg6sA

YouTube: Legally Armed America - G-3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69_Y0zcAD98

YouTube: Legally Armed America -  AK-47
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yjzyzO0vYQ

YouTube: Legally Armed America - FN-FAL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jexf8A462jM

Communications



Transportation



Single Speed
For me, ... This article isn't about the particular bicycle. The article is about some requirements.

Link:
Stealth Survival - The Bug Out Bike: Nashbar Single Speed 29er Mountain Bike
http://stealthsurvival.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-bug-out-bike-nashbar-single-speed.html


Clothing



Information

Book Cover for
Lucifer's Hammer (ca 1977)
illustration  by
Anthony Russo

The Dan Forester Project
In the book, Lucifer's Hammer, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, present an interesting idea that I would like for you to think about.

The idea?

To store knowledge, in the form of books, so civilization can be rebuilt after a catastrophic event.

Link:
Newser - Legendary Ancient City Found by Accident
http://www.newser.com/story/259326/ancient-legendary-city-found-by-accident.html






Financial



Power Production



Kit



Suggested Reading and Additional Resources

stacks

Active Response Training
A collection of articles, from around the intenet, about defensive firearms usage, personal protection, and other insights for you, your family, and friends..

Link:
Active Response Training - Weekend Knowledge Dump: June 21, 2019
https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/weekend-knowledge-dump-june-21-2019

Woodpile Report
A collection of articles, from around the world, about politics, prepping, and the coming tough times.

Link:
Woodpile Report - Issue 584
http://www.woodpilereport.com/html/index-584.htm

Digital Survival Books
With the advent of the internet, we are able to share books and magazines that are no longer in print, may be unique, or ... Difficult to obtain from your local library.

Link:



Military Manuals
These United States military is responsible for the defense of this nation, so they train our Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Guardians, and Soldiers in many different skills and occupations. Skills that you and your family can use to survive the tough times ahead.

Link:



Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - June 19th, 2019


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,



Introduction
There are many sources of information for you and your family to use in your quest to learn about prepping and its related skills. Some of them local, like the town's library or the adult education office at the local community college. Some may be regional, such as the county agriculture extension service office and a larger cities' art and history museums. On a national scale, information sources like a national library, national archives, or the nation's military is available to you and your family.

Additionally, ...

With the explosion of the internet, thirty years ago, other sources have opened up to you and your family. Sources such as blogs, videos, websites, and many others, and that is the reason for this Wednesday blurb, to provide new and old sources of information to you and your family from the internet.

So, ...



Mental Preparations



Emergency Evacuation Kit and Caches



Air



Shelter



Water



Food

Recipes
Safely Gathered In - Basic Cooking Skills: Meatloaf
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/06/basic-cooking-skills-meatloaf.html

Safely Gathered In - Another Whole Wheat Bread in a mixer Recipe
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/06/another-whole-wheat-bread-in-mixer.html

Food Storage Made Easy - Brazilian Black Beans
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2014/06/25/brazilian-black-beans/

Food Storage Made Easy - Blasts from the Past: My Favorite, Ultimate Food Storage Recipe
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2010/06/25/blasts-from-the-past-my-favorite-ultimate-food-storage-recipe/

Food Storage Made Easy - Shelf Stable Recipes: Food Storage Cornbread
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/06/25/shelf-stable-recipes-food-storage-cornbread/
Medical



Protection



Communications



Transportation



Clothing



Information



Financial



Power Production



Kit

Medics Prepare Their Equipment
for a training exercise (ca 2013)
photograph by
Staff Sgt. Mark Miranda

Inventory
We are forming a new team (No, not the Space Force), so we are transferring equipment, buying new stuff, and just trying to get all the supplies, they will need in the short term.

Well, ... It all started with an inventory.

That's right. We had to know what we had, before we went out and bought any stuff.

Just like your family should do to get prepared for the tough times ahead.

Suggested Reading and Additional Resources

people

Active Response Training
A collection of articles, from around the intenet, about defensive firearms usage, personal protection, and other insights for you, your family, and friends..

Link:
Active Response Training - Weekend Knowledge Dump: May 10, 2019
https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/weekend-knowledge-dump-may-10-2019

Woodpile Report
A collection of articles, from around the world, about politics, prepping, and the coming tough times.

Link:
Woodpile Report - Issue 578
http://www.woodpilereport.com/html/index-578.htm

Digital Survival Books
With the advent of the internet, we are able to share books and magazines that are no longer in print, may be unique, or ... Difficult to obtain from your local library.

Link:




Military Manuals
These United States military is responsible for the defense of this nation, so they train our Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Guardians, and Soldiers in many different skills and occupations. Skills that you and your family can use to survive the tough times ahead.

Link:





Archive.org - Survival Poaching
https://ia800202.us.archive.org/15/items/SurvivalPoaching/Survival%20Poaching.pdf