Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - June 12th, 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

Choque automovilístico
en Jagtvej, Copenhague, Dinamarca (ca 2005)
photograph by
Thue

Real Quick
All of the usual suspects are calling for a market crash, again.

Needless to say, ...

You and your family can or can not ignore them, depending on your views.

Possible Events
I will say it again, you and your family need to get prepared, at least, for the likely events that may happen in your area, such as winter storms in the upper midwest, hurricanes in the southeast, droughts in the southwest, earthquakes and tsunamis on the west coast, and many other disasters, like being fired/laid off, power outages, car crashes, home accidents, and many others.


Unlikely Events
Now some families are going to get prepared for less likely events, such as the collapse of the world financial system, invasion by a foreign power or people, or ...

Link:
SHTF Blog - Understanding EMP and Why You Should Prepare For It
https://www.shtfblog.com/understanding-emp-and-why-you-should-prepare-for-it/


Emergency Evacuation Kit and Caches



Air



Shelter



Water



Food

Red beans and rice,
prepared with smoked spanish paprika. (ca 2006)
photograph by
Paul Goyette

Rice and Lentils
Lentils are easy to cook. You don't have to soak them like other beans, so they make a good addition to your family's food supply.

Oooh, ...

Add one pound of rice for every half pound of beans, per day, and your family has 2000 calories.

Just don't forget the spices.

Link:
The Modern Survivalist - Survival Nutrition: Live longer and healthier
http://www.themodernsurvivalist.com/archives/5523

Recipes
Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Peanut Butter Pie (Guest Post)
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/06/food-storage-friday-peanut-butter-pie.html

Safely Gathered In - How To...Whole Wheat Bread by Bread Machine
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-towhole-wheat-bread-by-bread.html

Food Storage Made Easy - 16 Bean Soup
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2012/06/18/16-bean-soup/

Food Storage Made Easy - Food Storage Recipes: Honey Granola
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2010/06/14/food-storage-recipes-honey-granola/

Food Storage Made Easy - Food Storage Meats and a Delicious Meatballs Tetrazzini Recipe
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2013/06/19/food-storage-meats-and-a-delicious-meatballs-tetrazzini-recipe/

Food Storage Made Easy - Food Storage Recipes: Honey Granola
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2010/06/14/food-storage-recipes-honey-granola/

Medical



Protection

National Rifle Association Blog
Wow, ...

You really need to be a member.

Link:
NRA Family - Silhouette Shooting: Fun for the Whole Family
https://www.nrafamily.org/articles/2018/6/19/silhouette-shooting-fun-for-the-whole-family/

America's First Freedom - Tips for Starting to Carry
https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2018/6/18/tips-for-starting-to-carry/

Shooting Illustrated - Rust Prevention Tips for Your Guns
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2018/6/15/rust-prevention-tips-for-your-guns/

Communications



Transportation



Clothing



Information



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: 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:
Archive.org - Ragnar Benson: The Modern Survival Retreat
https://ia801300.us.archive.org/20/items/UrbanSurvival/The%20Modern%20Survival%20Retreat.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:

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - June 5th, 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

Math
Read it. All the way to the very end of the article.

Link:
Medium - The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper
https://medium.com/s/story/the-surprisingly-solid-mathematical-case-of-the-tin-foil-hat-gun-prepper-15fce7d10437

Emergency Evacuation Kit and Caches

Link:
City of Seattle - Your Family Disaster Supplies Kit
http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/Emergency/Preparedness/FamilyPlans/FamilyDisasterSuppliesKitRedCross.pdf

Air



Shelter



Water



Food

Recipes
Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Roasted Chickpeas
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/12/food-storage-friday-roasted-chickpeas.html

Food Storage Made Easy - Canned Meat: Scary or Delicious?
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2010/12/08/canned-meat-scary/

Medical

First Aid
You know me, ...

I link to the article that got me to the information, that is important to you and your family.

So, ...

Get over there and learn how to put together a first-aid kit.

Link:
Raconteurreport - AoM: How To Build A First Aid Kit
http://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2019/06/aom-how-to-build-first-aid-kit.html

Protection

"If you are good enough for war ..." (ca 1917)
Source
Library of Congress

Good Enough
There is a saying, "The Enemy of Best is Good Enough"

O.K., maybe not, but you get my point, or do you?

Let me explain, ...

I drive a Ford Fiesta S Hatch, not really. It's roomy enough for me and my emergency evacuation + kit during my commute, and it can hold my partner and two kids for an event, if needed.

Well, ...

A better car would be a Volvo v60, at $62,000. It's a little roomer and still has space for an emergency evacuation + kit. Plus, it's a Volvo.

But, ...

Is it really, a better car, or is it a status symbol.

In other words, ...

"Some people just want a little protection, and I’d rather someone with a limited budget has a Hi-Point than go without a gun at all. A good guy with a Hi-Point can still save their lives or the life of someone else. A good guy with a Hi-Point is still a good guy with a gun."

Or, ...

A good gal with a Hi-Point C9, Smith & Wesson SD9VE, .357 magnum revolver, or ... is still a good gal with a gun.

Link:
Bearing Arms - Video: Glock Versus Hi-Point?
https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2018/06/11/glock-versus-hi-point-showdown-didnt-know-you-wanted/


Communications



Transportation



Clothing



Information



Financial



Power Production

More
There is more, to this project.

I just have to find it.

Link:
Stealth Survival - DIY Gear: Off Grid Power Tools
http://stealthsurvival.blogspot.com/2014/06/diy-gear-off-grid-power-tools.html

Kit

An Emergency Supply Kit,
Altus Air Force Base, Okla (ca 2016)
photograph by
Airman Jackson N. Haddon

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 31, 2019
https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/weekend-knowledge-dump-may-31-2019

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

Link:
Woodpile Report - Issue 581
http://www.woodpilereport.com/html/index-581.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:
City of Seattle - Quakesafe: A Coloring Book
http://alphaqa.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/Emergency/Preparedness/Children/Quakesafe%20Coloring%20Book.pdf

City of Seattle - Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book
http://alphaqa.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/Emergency/Preparedness/Children/FEMA%20Kids%20Coloring%20book.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:



Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - May 29th, 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

FEWS
Depending on the event, you can survive with just your friends and family or the local community.

However, ...

For some events, you and your family will need to have the support of a country.

Link:
Of Two Minds - Forget "Money": What Will Matter Are Water, Energy, Soil and Food--and a Shared National Purpose
https://www.oftwominds.com/blogmay19/what-will-matter5-19.html

Emergency Evacuation Kit and Caches



Air



Shelter



Water



Food

Recipes
Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Tortillas
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/06/food-storage-friday-tortillas.html

Safely Gathered In - Basic Cooking Skills: French Fries
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/06/basic-cooking-skills-french-fries.html

Safely Gathered In - How To...Make Whole Wheat Bread by hand
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-tomake-whole-wheat-bread-by-hand.html

Food Storage Made Easy - Rhubarb Crumb Coffee Cake Recipe
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2015/06/10/rhubarb-crumb-coffee-cake-recipe/

Food Storage Made Easy - Texas Caviar … aka Black Bean Salsa
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/06/08/texas-caviar-aka-black-bean-salsa/

Food Storage Made Easy - Easy Homemade Strawberry Syrup and Jam!
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2012/06/07/easy-homemade-strawberry-syrup-and-jam/


Medical



Protection

Questions?
One uses common, easily found magazines at $8 to $15, while the other use uncommon, difficult to find magazines for $25 to $35, a piece.

The other one has multiple sources of spare parts and a large pool of after-market suppliers, while the other has a single source of parts and little to none after-market parts.

A similar one is used by our nation's military, while the other is used by ???

Link:
YouTube: Paul Harrell - Mini-14 vs AR15: Which is Better?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqNbDfOJX6c

Communications



Transportation



Clothing



Information



Financial



Power Production



Kit



Suggested Reading and Additional Resources


Det nya Stadsbiblioteket i Halmstad (ca 2008)
picture by
Jonas Ericsson


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 24, 2019
https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/weekend-knowledge-dump-may-24-2019

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

Link:
Woodpile Report - Issue 580
http://www.woodpilereport.com/html/index-580.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 - American Survival Guide Vol. Five
https://ia801603.us.archive.org/18/items/01.AmericanSurvivalGuideJanuary2016AvxHome.in/05.%20American%20Survival%20Guide%20-%20May-June%202016%20AvxHome.in.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:



Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - May 22nd, 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

Ha, Ha, Ha
Laugh all you want.

But, ...

Remember, there are some folks that want to destroy everyhting you and your family have ever created.

Link:
American Thinker - Confessions of a Recovering White Supremacist
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/05/confessions_of_a_recovering_white_supremacist.html


Emergency Evacuation Kit and Caches



Air



Shelter



Water



Food

Recipes
Safely Gathered In - Our "Safely Gathered In" e-book!
http://safelygatheredin2.blogspot.com/2008/06/sgi-e-book.html

Food Storage Made Easy - How to Make Omelets Freeze-Dried Style
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2013/06/01/how-to-make-omelets-freeze-dried-style/

Food Storage Made Easy - Sweet and Sour Chicken from Scratch (+ Quinoa)
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2012/06/01/sweet-and-sour-chicken-from-scratch-quinoa/

Medical



Protection

Stevens 520-30 Trench Gun with M1917 Bayonet (ca 2015)
photograph by
Keydet92


Last week, I highlighted some articles about shotguns that got me to thinking.

So, ...

870 or 500
The two most popular 12 gauge shotguns, in these United States, are the Mossberg Model 500-series and the Remington Model 870.

Which one is 'better?'

You will have to decide.

Link:
YouTube: mixflip - Watch this before you buy a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuxCLivZ-Vk

YouTube:BlockShawOutdoors - Remington 870 VS Mossberg 500 - which one is better?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mvD2Iuf4IQ

YouTube: dochinson - Remington 870 vs Mossberg 500/88 Ultimate Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycvSAZyQU6o


Lucky Gunner
Either choice, ...

Both will require you and your family to have ...

Knowledge and Skills

Link:
YouTube: Lucky Gunner - Why Use a Shotgun for Home Defense?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USs4AfyI9wM

YouTube: Lucky Gunner - 6 Features of a Home-Defense Shotgun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8pWkGJg2Vw

YouTube: Lucky Gunner - Buckshot for the Home Defense Shotgun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCAI3Ni6bzg

YouTube: Lucky Gunner - Cruiser Ready: How to Store A Home Defense Shotgun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyqy8AC3uPQ

YouTube: Lucky Gunner - Practical Drills for the Home Defense Shotgun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0uoLNB-pTo

YouTube: Lucky Gunner - How to Reload a Defensive Shotgun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imY0FT4ZtBc


Hickok 45
With over a three million subscribers and two hundred videos, he has something to say about ...

Links:
YouTube: hickok45 - Mossberg 590 vs Remington 870
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vaa6wsw7Ts

YouTube: hickok45 - Shotgun Choice: Pump vs Semi-auto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_1-E6qFuXk


20 Gauge
Back in the day, I would shoot 12 gauge all day, everyday.

Now-a-days, it's ...

Link:
YouTube: Gun Talk Media - 20 Gauge Shotguns for Home Defense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvb7O6SucEc

YouTube: Paul Harrell - 20 Gauge Shotguns Part One: Home Defense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8EL9MXY2S4

YouTube: Lucky Gunner - What About 20 Gauge for Home Defense?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dogPJQLeqg


Ammunition
If you have a firearm, you're going to need ammunition. Just not any old ammunition, if you're protecting your family.

Link:
YouTube:earthling1984 - Shotgun Shells Explained
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQwSkeO_2mA

YouTube:fmgpubs - Home Defense: Buckshot vs. Birdshot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrM5U2kGQCc

YouTube: Paul Harrell - Bird Shot in your Home Defense Shotgun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaR1EVybUgc

YouTube:nutnfancy - Ammo Carry for Tactical Shotgun: Ways That Work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnLbe5q3-Lo


Communications



Transportation



Clothing



Information



Financial

Tudenham House, an abandoned mansion
located near Mullingar, County Westmeath in Ireland (ca 2016)
photograph by
Mike Searle

The 'Rich'
The easiest and probably best method of dealing with an event is to leave the area.

Well, ...

If you're Jewish and can prove it, you can go to Israel.

If you're Spanish and can prove it, you can go to Spain.

If you're Irish and can prove it, you can go to Ireland

Lastly, ...

If you're really rich, you can go to ...

Link:
The Guardian - Citizenship for sale: how tycoons can go shopping for a new passport
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/02/citizenship-by-investment-passport-super-rich-nationality


Power Production



Moving Water
In so-called Developing Countries, women and children spend most of their day traveling to and from local water sources, preventing them from receiving an education, adding to the family's income, or developing other means of increasing the family's chances of survival.

Just think, what a family could accomplish if this requirement was eliminated.

Link:
Stealth Survival - DIY Solar Project: Portable Water Pump, Part One: Basic Planning
http://stealthsurvival.blogspot.com/2014/05/diy-solar-project-portable-water-pump.html

Stealth Survival - DIY Solar Project: Portable Water Pump, Part Two: Assembly and Accessories
http://stealthsurvival.blogspot.com/2014/05/diy-solar-project-portable-water-pump_19.html

Kit



Suggested Reading and Additional Resources

Egyptian National Library and Archives (ca 2018)
photograph by
Angpfeiff


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 17, 2019
https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/weekend-knowledge-dump-may-17-2019

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

Link:
Woodpile Report - Issue 579
http://www.woodpilereport.com/html/index-579.htm

Digital Survival Books
With the advent of the internet, we are able to share books 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, May 15, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - May 15th, 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

Leans ... Left (ca 2013)
photograph by
Robert Couse-Baker


OPSEC
As you know, I have lots to say to you and your family

But, ...

I don't say it on my family's vehicle, my family's home, or at my place of employment.

Why?

Link:
The Modern Survivalist
http://www.themodernsurvivalist.com/archives/5499

Emergency Evacuation Kit and Caches



Air



Shelter



Water



Food

Sailors and Marines assigned to
1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division
eat lunch with an Afghan family in Helmand province, Afghanistan, (ca 2011)
photograph by
Lance Cpl. Glen Santy Close,
U.S. Marine Corps


Slaw
It's the dead of winter. All you and your family have for fresh vegetables are some carrots, cabbage, and some onions.

What are you going to do?

Link:
Lifehacker: Skillet - Stop Making Bad Coleslaw
https://skillet.lifehacker.com/stop-making-bad-coleslaw-1826269204

Recipes
Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Fruit Pie
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/05/food-storage-friday-fruit-pie.html

Food Storage Made Easy - 3 Pizza Dough Recipes
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2014/05/27/3-pizza-dough-recipes/

Food Storage Made Easy - Salsa, Chicken, and Black Bean Soup Recipe
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2012/05/24/salsa-chicken-and-black-bean-soup-recipe/

Food Storage Made Easy - Shelf Stable Recipes: Soft Pretzels
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/05/28/shelf-stable-recipes-soft-pretzels/

Food Storage Made Easy - How to Make Ezekiel Bread
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2016/05/27/how-to-make-ezekiel-bread-recipe/



Medical



Protection

Several Rifles for sale at a gun show (ca 2015)
photograph by
Darknipples

For most families, you need two firearms, a handgun and a rifle. The handgun, either a revolver or a pistol, is used to protect your family, while the rifle is used to protect the country.

Well, ...

Some people are going to want another option, the shotgun.

Scatterguns
Now, .. Don't get me wrong. I think a shotgun is a poor, a very poor, choice as a defensive weapon.

A shotgun is long, so it's tough to conceal. It has a strong recoil, so it's tough for everyone in the family to use. The shotgun has limited magazine capacity, so you have to reload it, a lot.


Link:
Survival Blog - Stevens Model 320 Security Shotgun, by Pat Cascio
https://survivalblog.com/stevens-model-320-security-shotgun-pat-cascio/

Remington - Model 870 Shotgun
https://www.remington.com/shotguns/pump-action/model-870

Mossberg - Series 500 Shotgun
http://www.mossberg.com/category/series/500/

Ithaca - Model 37 (Home Defense) Shotgun
https://ithacagun.com/product/model-37-home-defense/

Wikipedia - Benelli M3
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benelli_M3


Say Uncle
Needless to say, ...

Some people disagree with me ; - )

Link:
Say Uncle - Gun Porn
http://www.saysuncle.com/2018/05/15/gun-porn-1966/

Say Uncle - Shotgun Noob part whatever: First range trip
http://www.saysuncle.com/2018/05/17/shotgun-noob-part-whatever-first-range-trip/

Say Uncle - Shotgun noob stuff
http://www.saysuncle.com/2018/05/21/shotgun-noob-stuff/

Say Uncle - More shotgun noob
http://www.saysuncle.com/2018/05/28/more-shotgun-noob/

Communications



Transportation



Clothing



Information



Financial



Power Production



Kit



Suggested Reading and Additional Resources

Shakespeare-szerkesztőmaraton résztvevői
(Budapest, Károlyi-palota (Petőfi Irodalmi Múzeum) (ca 2015)
photograph by
Hujber Tünde at Hungarian Wikipedia


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 that are no longer in print, may be unique, or ... Difficult to obtain from your local library.

Link:
Archive - Ragnar Benson: The Survival Nurse
https://ia801300.us.archive.org/20/items/UrbanSurvival/The%20Survival%20Nurse.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:



Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - May 8th, 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 - Food Storage Friday: Steel Cut Oat
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/05/food-storage-friday-steel-cut-oats.html

Food Storage Made Easy - I was sneaky tonight!
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/05/20/i-was-sneaky-tonight/

Food Storage Made Easy - Food Storage Recipes: Rice Pudding
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/05/23/food-storage-recipes-rice-pudding/

Food Storage Made Easy - Food Storage Carrot Cake
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2016/05/23/food-storage-carrot-cake/


Medical



Protection

More
There is more to protecting your family, during tough times, then just buying a firearm and carrying it. You need to practise what you are going to do with it when you do have to use it.

Like, ...

After-Action Review
If you haven't seen the video of an armed woman protecting a group of children and mothers, you need to go see the vid, at the link.

Are you back?

First, .. What did you notice?

* The woman waited until she had a clear shot, including the background

* She got close, real close

* She moved to cover, after the shot




Link:
Western Journal - Pink-Shirted Hero Literally Kicks Punk’s Butt for Pulling Gun on Group of Moms
https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/pink-shirted-mom-stops-armed-thug/


Comment
Anonymous said, ...
One additional observation after reading the story accompanying the video: she was trained.
 
In her case, she was an off-duty military police officer. Which means she was trained and had practiced for similar scenarios.
 
We can't all be military police officers. But we can get in a little training and lots of practice.
Communications



Transportation



Clothing



Information



Financial



Power Production



Kit

YouTube: Max Velocity Tactical - Max Talk 007: Gear: The MVT Lite Fight Concept
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTqNpN_I5oQ

Suggested Reading and Additional Resources

The Bookworm
Carl Spitzweg
(1850)


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 3, 2019
https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/weekend-knowledge-dump-may-3-2019

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

Link:
Woodpile Report - Issue 577
http://www.woodpilereport.com/html/index-577.htm

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - May 1st, 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

Prohibition


Link:
All Outdoor - Gun Prohibition
https://www.alloutdoor.com/2019/04/18/gun-prohibition/

Emergency Evacuation Kit and Caches



Air



Shelter



Water



Food


Recipes

Medical



Protection

Slings
If you carry a rifle, you will need a sling.

Why?

Link;
Say Uncle - Too sling or not to sling
http://www.saysuncle.com/2019/04/24/too-sling-or-not-to-sling/


Pistol


Link:
All Outdoor - Ruger’s Security Nine Compact Pistol
https://www.alloutdoor.com/2019/04/22/rugers-security-nine-compact-pistol/

Communications



Transportation



Clothing



Information



Financial



Power Production



Kit

YouTube: Max Velocity Tactical - GEAR: Why, What, How. Building Your Kit for Tactical Operations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR_hF52II0o

Suggested Reading and Additional Resources


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - April 24th, 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

Medical



Protection



Communications



Transportation



Clothing



Information



Financial



Power Production



Kit



Suggested Reading and Additional Resources



Archive - American Survival Guide Vol. Four
https://ia801603.us.archive.org/18/items/01.AmericanSurvivalGuideJanuary2016AvxHome.in/04.%20American%20Survival%20Guide%20-%20April%202016%20AvxHome.in.pdf

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - April 17th, 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 adult education local at the 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.

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, ...

Let's get started.


Thinking

Threats
Yes, ... This is a threat that you and your family need to prepared to survive.

Link:

The Federalist - Meet ‘Surveillance Capitalism,’ Our Terrifying New Economic Order
https://thefederalist.com/2019/04/12/meet-surveillance-capitalism-our-terrifying-new-economic-order/

Emergency Evacuation Kit



Air



Shelter



Water



Food

$100
What are you doing with your tax return, bonus, extra cash?

YouTube: Canadian Prepper - 100 Days Worth of Food for $100: LASTS 25 YEARS!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apRe0uKkmy0


Recipes

Say Uncle - Sorry about that
http://www.saysuncle.com/2019/04/11/sorry-about-that-10/

Say Uncle - More lime pickling
http://www.saysuncle.com/2019/04/14/more-lime-pickling/


Medical



Protection

Reloading



Link:
Ace of Spades HQ - Gun Thread: Reloading 101 Pt. Dos [Weasel]
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=380862

Financial


Modern Monetary Theory
I have been seeing several Democratic presidential candidates talk about how they are going to spend trillions of dollars making these United States a better, fairer place.

Link:
City Journal - Return of the Neo-Keynesians
https://www.city-journal.org/modern-monetary-theory


Communications



Transportation



Clothing



Information



Power Production


What happens when you lose power? What are you going to do?

Link:
YouTube: Survival Know How - Build a Black Out Bag: Power Outage Preparation Kit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L1WkSinJz4

Kit






Other Information and Readings

Link:
Active Response Training - Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 12, 2019
https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/weekend-knowledge-dump-april-12-2019

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report - Index 574
http://www.woodpilereport.com/html/index-574.htm

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff (This Is It)


Dear Friends, Family, and Readers,

Küste am Coast Path Path
nahe Land's End, Cornwall, England (ca 2013)
photograph by
Dietmar Rabich


This is It
 I'm finished irregularly posting about how you and your family can get prepared for the tough times ahead.

My reason is simple. I want to advance in my career, and the only way to do that is to start studying after work hours. Hours that I would normally use to write about preparing for the tough times ahead.

But, ...

I still have the writing bug, so you might see my articles around the internet, at places like Say Uncle, Prepper Website, and others. Plus, I will be updating Prepper: Surviving the Tough Times Ahead to be a solid source of information.

With that said, ...


Suggestions
I recommend you visit Yer Ol' Woodpile Report. It comes out every Tuesday, for your reading pleasure, with Ol' Remus' take on the threats facing you and your family.

Another weekly recommendation is Say Uncle for his daily dose of whats going on in the firearms world with a sprinkling of prepper information.

Another firearm related website that I regularly read is Gun Free Zone. He has a sense of wit that hopefully you will find educational in our fight for freedom.

An excellent source for prepper-type information is Prepper Website. It is a collection of articles from various sites on the internet.


Reminders
There are many other sites offering great insight into the coming tough times, like Of Two Minds, while others offer insight to our current political situation, such as Ace of Spades HQ and Clusterfuck Nation, to name two.

Sorry, ... I wanted to remind you.

More likely then not, you and your family have most of the stuff you will need to survive the tough times ahead; however, you are probably lacking enough food, especially long-term food storage such as hard winter wheat, long grain enriched white rice, and dried beans.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - April 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 adult education local at the 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.

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, ...

Let's get started.


Thinking



Emergency Evacuation Kit



Air



Shelter

Tents
If you have been camping, you know that crawling in and out of a tent gets tiring in a few days.

So, ...

You might think about getting a big tent. You know the ones where you and your family can put a few cots, to sleep on during the night.

Well, ...

The big tents are noisy; the same goes for tarp shelters.

So, ...

You and your family might think about getting a travel trailer, like the one in the picture.

But, ...

Some of us don't have the money for a new trailer.

So, ...

We can always purchase a used travel trailer.

But, ...

They can have problems, even hidden problems.

So, ...

Link:
All Outdoors - Watch: Building a Teardrop Travel Trailer
http://www.alloutdoor.com/2018/03/14/watch-building-teardrop-travel-trailer/

Water



photograph by
Young Shanahan

Food


Link:
Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Three Bean Chili
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/03/food-storage-friday-three-bean-chili.html

Safely Gathered In - Bean Series: Complete and incomplete proteins (Guest Post)
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/03/bean-series-complete-and-incomplete.html

Safely Gathered In - How To...Make Tortilla Crisps
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-tomake-tortilla-crisps.html


Food Storage Made Easy
Jodi and Julie have a wonderful blog with lots of information, so they also have many tips, tricks, and recipes, for you and your family.

Link:
Food Storage Made Easy - Greek Lentil Soup Recipe
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2013/04/03/greek-lentil-soup-recipe/

Food Storage Made Easy - Shelf Stable Recipes: Peanut Butter Dog Treats
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/03/26/shelf-stable-recipes-peanut-butter-dog-treats/

Food Storage Made Easy - Sourdough 101: Part 2 of 2 (Bread)
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2013/03/23/sourdough-101-part-2-of-2-bread/

Medical



Protection

Links:
All Outdoors - Iconic Surplus Defense Rifles
https://www.alloutdoor.com/2017/01/30/iconic-surplus-defense-rifles/

All Outdoors - Shopping for SHTF Guns at Gun Shows
http://www.alloutdoor.com/2016/03/08/shopping-shtf-guns-gun-shows/

All Outdoors - The .357 Magnum for Survival
https://www.alloutdoor.com/2015/05/13/357-magnum-survival/


Communications



Transportation



Clothing



Information

Archive.org - Urban Survival
https://ia801300.us.archive.org/20/items/UrbanSurvival/Urban%20Survival.pdf

Power Production



Kit



Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff (Emergency Evacuation Kit)


Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

Lot FLeeing Sodom,
a woodcut from the Nuremberg Chronicle (ca 1493)
scan by
Michel Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff


Last week, I wrote about some of the areas that you and your family need to think about as you pack an emergency evacuation kit.

So, ...

As promised, let us look at some kits.


Hand Bags for Sale in a Shop,
in Cartagena, Colombia (ca 2016)
photograph by
Joe Ross

The Small Tin
Popularly known as an Altoid Tin Survival Kit, these pocket-sized kits were first suggested by John Wiseman, of the British Special Air Service (SAS)

The idea behind these small kits was to always have the means to survive, in your pocket.

Link:
Instructables: freeza36 - An Assortment of Altoid Tin Survival Kits
https://www.instructables.com/id/An-Assortment-of-Altoid-Tin-Survival-Kits/

Survivalist Prepper - Six Altoids Tin Survival Kit Ideas
https://survivalistprepper.net/6-altoids-tin-survival-kit-ideas-and-giveaway/

Blade HQ - How to Make an Altoids Survival Kit
https://www.bladehq.com/cat--How-to-Make-an-Altoids-Survival-Kit-1--2778

ManMade - How to Build Your Own Altoids Tin Survival Kit
https://www.manmadediy.com/3105-how-to-build-your-own-altoids-tin-survival-kit


Belt or Waist Pack Kit
As you can see, the small tin carries very little, a method of making fire, several band-aids, some thin cordage, water purification, and not much else.

So, ...

Some folks will build bigger kits.

Link:
YouTube: Animal Man Survivor - Belt Pouch Survival Kit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X75mH6zkziI

Survival Weekly - Belt Pouch Survival Kit
http://survivalweekly.com/4063/belt-pouch-survival-kit/

YouTube: outofeden_bushcraft - Belt Survival Kit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPos8x4PUY4

Loadout Room - A Simple SERE Survival Belt Kit
https://loadoutroom.com/21321/a-simple-sere-survive-evade-resist-escape-survival-belt-kit/

Instructables - Survival Belt Kit
https://www.instructables.com/id/Building-the-Better-Belt-Kit/

YouTube: WayPoint Survival - Belt Survival Kit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKc7qYcZgRU


COL Robin Olds preflights his F-4C Phantom
wearing a SRU-21/P Survival Vest, PCU-3/P Torso Harness, B-3A Gloves,
a Pilot's Survival Knife (attached to the Harness),
and a .38 Special GI Revolver carried in a GUU-1/P Holster,
attached to an M-1956 Equipment Belt (ca 1967)source
USAF Museum


Vest or Smock Kit
The next sized kit, that I didn't mention, is a vest or smock kit. These kits are worn as a piece of clothing or over clothing.

Needless to say, ...

You will see this type of kit used by military pilots.

YouTube: mandgsuvival - Load Bearing Vest/Survival Vest/Bug Out Vest/Field Clothing: Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEuQo91Fe2Q

YouTube: Backcountry Pilot - Knowledge Series: Survival vest philosophy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc_zTGvQLMc 

YouTube: The Survival Outpost - Wilderness EDC: My Smock Survival Kit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uD6YvB9fTQ

YouTube: Bush Lore Survival - SAS Smock: A Concept for Survival
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYWzwZQC6Eo


The Pack
Next up is the classic bugout pack.

Link:
YouTube: Sensible Prepper - DIY Cheap Walmart Get Home Bag for Survival
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lXdQF_Qzlo

Sensible Prepper - DIY Walmart Premium Bug Out Bag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnMc4JeQ488

YouTube: Coporals Corner - My Urban Get Home Bag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HOpLo_Ftm0

YouTube: EverydayTacticalVids - Urban Survival Kit/Get Home Bag: Gray Man Bag & System For When Things Go Sideways
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhXEScR9b8M

YouTube: Sage Wanderer - My 72 hr. Get home/bug out bag.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbdfbEVpL1Y

YouTube: Wasteland Prepping - Best 72hours+ Bug Out Bag?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shm7sfhSdTU


Huge Pack
I think I told you this, ...

There are people planning to carry a huge emergency evacuation kit.

Link:
YouTube: The Survival Outpost - Gear Review: Bug Out / Long Term Survival / INCH Gear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ij3YqVK4HU

YouTube: Black Scout Survival - ULTIMATE BugOut Bag Part I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oskMGuVh4UE

YouTube: Black Scout Survival - ULTIMATE BugOut Bag Part II
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZuDFYjUWVk

YouTube: The Angry Prepper (Urban) - Cold Weather Bug Out Bag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGpsB3o6tFA 


Didn't Fit
Lastly, ...

Here are three links that just didn't fit.

Link:
YouTube: Pro Survival Kit - Survival Kit Basics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwtd1B-57s0

Field and Stream - Make a Survival Kit out of an Altoids Tin
https://www.fieldandstream.com/photos/gallery/survival/food/2006/08/make-survival-kit-out-altoids-tin-and-two-more-life-saving-diy-

YouTube: Bushcraft Ninja - Canteen Survival Kit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgt3jzpPEnM


My Thoughts
As you can see and read, there are many different opinions on what to pack in your emergency evacuation kits, so you are going to need to do some thinking.


Link:
Wikipedia - Special Air Service
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Air_Service

Wikipedia - John 'Lofty' Wiseman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lofty_Wiseman