Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - February 27th, 2019


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

 A Crashed Ford Mustang, left behind after an armed theft
in central Täby, Sweden (ca 2017)
photograph by
Alexandar Vujadinovic


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

Why?
That's right. Some folks still need to answer the question, ...

Link:
Preperdenss Advice - Why Store Food
https://preparednessadvice.com/food_storage/why-store-food/


Emergency Evacuation Kit

Every Day Carry
What do you have in your ...

Link:
YouTube: Guildbrook Farm - Prepper EDC: A Practical Woman's Every Day Carry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg7ruznc6XY


Air




Shelter

photograph by
Victorgrigas


Two Questions
How do you and your partner plan to keep your family warm?

And, ...

Restock your fuel supply, during an event?

Link:
The Organic Prepper - Selco: How to Stay Warm During a Long-Term SHTF Situation
https://www.theorganicprepper.com/stay-warm-during-a-long-term-shtf-situation/


Two More Questions
How about cooking?

Can you do that, too?

Link:
Our Tiny Homestead - How to Cook on a Wood Heat Stove
https://www.ourtinyhomestead.com/wood-stove-cooking.html


Water

Distillation
Have you ever heard the saying, ... Water, Water Everywhere, but Not a Drop to Drink or Spare.

Well, ...

Now, you know how to get water from the ocean.

Link:
YouTube: NightHawkInLight - How To Turn Salt Water Into Fresh Water (Simple Improvised Distillation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_-wFiFdwAE


Food


photograph by
Emily Ramos


Packing Lunch
I work with folks that buy their lunch everyday. They spend five, six, even seven bucks on a meal that isn't healthy.

Well, ... Here's some suggestions.

Link:
Daily Mail - Foolproof Five-step Formula for Preparing a Nutritious and Filling Midday Meal
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5365051/he-foolproof-five-step-formula-nutritious-lunch.html

P.S.
Read the comments for some other tips for eating healthy and inexpensively, and the occasional snide remark ; - )


Recipes
Here are several recipes using your family's medium and long-term food storage.

Link:
Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Homemade Bisquick Mix
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/02/food-storage-friday-homemade-bisquick.html

Food Storage Made Easy - Fast and Easy Chicken Quinoa Soup
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2013/02/07/fast-and-easy-chicken-quinoa-soup/

Food Storage Made Easy - Food Storage Recipes: Catalina Chicken
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2010/02/11/food-storage-recipes-catalina-chicken/

Food Storage Made Easy - New Years Resolutions and Hummus Recipe
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/02/13/new-years-resolutions-and-hummus-recipe/

Food Storage Made Easy - Shelf Stable Recipes: Peanut Butter Bread
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/02/12/shelf-stable-recipespeanut-butter-bread/


Medical

Preventative
The easiest way of dealing with a disease is to prevent it from happening.

So, ...

How do you do that?

Oooh, ...

Until recently, more soldiers were killed by disease then the fighting!

Link:
MySelfDefenseTraining - MD0008: Introduction to Military Preventative Medicine
https://www.myselfdefensetraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Introduction-to-Military-Preventive-Medicine.pdf

or

Nursing411 - MD0008: Introduction to Military Preventative Medicine
http://nursing411.org/Army/MD0008.pdf


Protection

photograph by
Curiosandrelics


Survival Rifles
Some folks aren't going to purchase a full sized rifle, like the SKS because they don't feel the need.

To each their own.

With that said, here is ...

Link:
All Outdoors - Another Look at the Henry AR7
http://www.alloutdoor.com/2015/04/06/henry-ar7/


A Little Bigger
Now, some folks are going to want something a little more compact, then an AR-15 with a collapsible stock, and a little bit bigger bullet, like the ...

Link:
All Outdoors - Keltec’s RDB-S: What It Actually Is
http://www.alloutdoor.com/2018/01/04/keltecs-rdb-s-actually/


Communications

U.S.A.F Staff Sgt. Scott Perry trains Senior Airman Denisha Tinnin,
on the proper use of a pen flare  (ca 2016)
photograph by
Staff Sgt. Laura J. Montgomery



Transportation



Clothing



Information
Archive - American Survival Guide Vol. Two
https://ia601603.us.archive.org/18/items/01.AmericanSurvivalGuideJanuary2016AvxHome.in/02.%20American%20Survival%20Guide%20-%20February%202016%20AvxHome.in.pdf


Power Production



Kit

Old School
A long time ago, ...

You and your family would be very limited on rugged survival gear. Usually, your only choice was surplus military gear.


Well, ...

It still may be a good idea.

Link:
YouTube: Corporals Corner - 782 Gear Loadout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhyvI30yVec

Rucksack
Did I say, you can modify this stuff to suit your needs?

Link:
YouTube: FloridaBoy Survival - Medium ALICE Pack - Tips, Tricks & Mods
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAzkCFGRJis


Readings and Additional Resources

Woodpile Report
Last, but not least. Some words of wisdom from Ol' Remus

Link:
Woodpile Report - Issue 568
http://www.woodpilereport.com/html/index-568.htm

Monday, February 25, 2019

Volume Five: Number Eight


Home Half Finished with a Treeless View
source
Travel to Broken Hill
photograph by
Sheba_Also 43,000 photos


Journey
I will be ending my efforts, on Monday's, to inform you and your family about the impending events, facing your family and friends. There are many reasons for this decision.

First, .... Lack of time.

To keep up with posting a bunch of links, I have to incessantly surf the internet, trying to find articles that might give an indication where we are headed. As you can see, these last few years, it isn't good, which leads to my next reason.

Second, ... An event will happen

Disregarding the minor, reoccurring, everyday events, like a vehicle crash, workplace accident, minor illness, unemployment, winter storm, power outage, hurricane, heatwave, tornado, earthquake, and so one; we are facing serious financial and political events here in our country.

Third, ... My family and I need to prepare

Writing takes away from my preps. Preps that will allow me, my family, and those I am responsible for to survive. This includes getting an education, so I may increase my salary, clearing land, so we may plant more food, starting and expanding several businesses, so we may have alternate income, and trying to prevent some of these political and economic, so we may have a few more years to prepare.

Lastly, ... Others

There are many other people and groups, highlighting the forces of the coming chaos, like Ol' Remus, The Z Man, Charles Smith, James Kunstler, the writes at Ace of Spades, and The Federalist, and many others. Heck, even the BBC has started asking questions about the forces facing our individual and collective survival.


Doom and Gloom:

6,000,000

$166,000,000,000

Fire

Global Warming

Hijacking 

Insects

Politicians

Privatization 

Protesters

Shooting 

Standards

Tibet

Tires

War

War, Again


Things You Might Want to Think About:

$595
Ha, ha, ha ... for a jacket that he could have bought for $50

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Wow, ... She is just like David Hogg, claiming she was targeted by a mass shooter.

Child Molester
The scumbag should never have made it to prison, except to swing from the end of a rope.

Control
I am glad the Atlantic thinks like me.

In other words, ...

The New Green Deal is about control. Control of you and your family.

Gun Control
My condolences to their family and friends

Ha, Ha, Ha
No one noticed until they got into record-breaking snowfall.

Immigrants
Yeap, ... We gave him a green card, for being a refugee.

Yeap, ... We gave him citizenship fro being a good person.

Yeap, ... We should take his life for being a combatant

Media
There is a difference from making a mistake and telling a lie.

The first will cause the media to lose some of their reputation. The other might cost them millions.

Regrets
These United States are a horrible, terrible, evil place.

Until, ...

You see the rest of the world, especially the Middle East.

True Story
As you read this story, I want you to think about the ways you will provide medical care for you and your family, during a violent conflict, like a civil war or invasion.

And, ...

Always remember, War, including Civil War, is about killing and dying.

Terrorists
There is so much going on in this article, so I want you to think about some of it.

If you were investigated, what would your internet search records show? Prepper or Terrorist?

If you home was raided, how many firearms and how much ammunition would they be able to display for the media? What about your kit?

With that said, ...

Notice, the article's writer calls them illegal weapons.

The writer fails to mention that Tramadol is addictive, so the dude could be a junkie, along with possibly being a crazy dude.

Notice, the dude is called a white nationalist, not a supremacist.

Lastly, ....

This will probably be used to bash white people, as White Supremacists

Wondering
I have a question, ...

Muslim or Christian?

Black or White?

Liberal or Conservative?


Overheard:

"... and the result will be... more of the same as central banks are forced to monetize even more debt to keep interest rates from rising to a level that sends the entire house of cards tumbling down."

"... only a nut would accept the story at face value."

"Despite the anything-goes quality of American culture, one thing remains verboten to say publicly:the U.S. Constitution has failed."

They are the canary in the coal mine, (scroll to 'Demographic Imperatives:')


What Others Wrote:

Ace of Spades: Morning Report 2/21/19

The Ace of Spades - Gun Thread: Carbine Madness

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump - February 22, 2019

Defense One: February 22, 2019

Defense One - Radio: Episode #38

Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds 'n Sods #363

Woodpile Report: Issue 567

The Z Blog: February Grab Bag

That's Just the Way it Was: , Alabama (ca 19??)

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff (Research)


Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

Stoughton Tornado (ca 2005)
photograph by
Colin McDermott


Weather
We have talked about how you and your family need to focus on the common events, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, winter weather, unemployment, and other common disaster.

But, ...

Do you know how hot it gets? How about how cold, in your home city?

What about the places that you might evacuate to?

Link:
National Weather Service - Finding past weather...Fast
https://www.weather.gov/help-past-weather

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Past Weather by Zip Code: Data Table
https://www.climate.gov/maps-data/dataset/past-weather-zip-code-data-table

Old Farmer's Almanac - Weather History
https://www.almanac.com/weather/history


Reason
Now, ... I have a reason to ask that question.

Earlier this week, I was walking from my car to the apartment and got to thinking, ...

What would I need to survive for a day when the temperature was 9°F?

Needless to say, ...

That got me to thinking about the monthly average highs and lows, and what are the extreme highs and lows for each month.

Well, ...

Link:
Weatherbase.com - Home
http://www.weatherbase.com/



Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs,
in pyramid form with explanations and examples (ca 2007)
illustration by
Saul McLeod

The Priorities
You have probably heard of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. If you haven't, read the first two paragraphs of the link. It explains it.

If you're interested in learning more, read further.

With that said, ...


Link:
Simply Psychology - Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs 
https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html


Rule of 3 to 5
Similar to the hierarchy of needs is a general rule found throughout prepping.

It goes something like this:



Now, ... There is more to this rule, but I'm not going to bore you, with the details, yet. Maybe later.


Shelter
You are probably wondering where I am going with this, so let me ask you a question.

What are you and your family going to do when you home is ablaze in the middle of winter?

Ya, ya, ... I know you and your family are going to immediately leave the house., you have homeowner's or renter's insurance, so you have money for a hotel, ...

But, ...

What are you going to do to stay warm, as you wait for the fire fighters to show up?

Where are you going? The next door neighbors?

Do they know, you're coming?

Do you have warm clothes because, like me you sleep in a thin pair of pajamas?


Stopping
I'm going to take a break, so I'll see you next week.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - February 20th, 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.


Mental Preparations



Emergency Evacuation Kit



Air



Shelter



Water

Sidewinder
Some folks are allergic to iodine, one of the most popular water purification products.

So, ...

Here's an alternative.

Link:
Preparedness Advice - Purify your water with the Sidewinder by SteriPEN
https://preparednessadvice.com/water_purification/purify-your-water-with-the-sidewinder-by-steripen-2/


Food


photograph by
Valerio Capello


Pizza
Plus, ... It tastes great!!!

Link:
The Daily Meal - Pizza Is a Healthier Breakfast Than Most Cereals
https://www.thedailymeal.com/healthy-eating/pizza-healthier-breakfast-cereal


RecipesHere's a few recipes from some wonderful women.

Link:
Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Surprise Muffins
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/02/food-storage-friday-surprise-muffins.html

Safely Gathered In - Oats: The nitty gritty
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/02/oats-nitty-gritty.html

Food Storage Made Easy - Food Storage Recipes: Blender Wheat Pancakes
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/02/05/food-storage-blender-wheat-pancakes/

Food Storage Made Easy - Shelf Stable Recipes: Tarragon Chicken Casserole
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/02/05/shelf-stable-recipes-tarragon-chicken-casserole/


Medical

Antibiotics
We take our medical system for granted.

You cut yourself, off to the emergency room, UrgentCare, or family doctor, for some antibiotics.

Well, ...

What happens if?

Link:
YouTube: Nurse Patriot - Top 5 Antibiotics for SHTF Storage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOfthwm_v3E

YouTube: Nurse Patriot - Are Fish Antibiotics Safe for Humans?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaL4fLXXEJg


Protection

Others
These United States is lucky, to a certain extent, almost anyone can own a firearm.

Well, ... It some countries that isn't the case, so they may have to acquire a firearm, during tough times, from the security services.

Link:
The Firearm Blog -MILIPOL 2017: Pictures of the HK416F with kit, HK417 A2 and a MG5
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/01/05/milipol-2017-pictures-hk416f-kit/

Note:
It is said, in some quarters, that police cars are rolling resupply points for guns and ammo, during a severe enough event.


Remote Control
You, your family, and several friends or extended family may not have enough people to take care of all the tasks, you and your group may need to accomplish.

Well, ...

If you have the money or the know-how, here are some ideas.

Link:
The Firearms Blog - Multirole Armored Robot for Infantry Announced by BAE Systems
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/09/18/multirole-armored-robot-infantry-announced-bae-systems/

The Firearms Blog - Russia to Adopt the “NEREKHTA” Unmanned Ground Vehicle
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/12/19/russia-adopt-nerekhta-unmanned-ground-vehicle/

The Firearms Blog - Heavily-Armed Hybrid: Milrem’s UGV with ST Kinetic’s ADDER in action at EUROSATORY
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/06/22/heavily-armed-hybrid-milrems-ugv-pairs-with-st-kinetics-adder/

P.S.
For you folks that might be thinking of laughing about this. ISIL used similar home-built weapons, a few years ago.

That's Right!
Every person in your family needs a defensive firearm.

For some folks, that's going to be a .357 magnum revolver shooting .38 special semi-jacketed hollow points, while it might mean a 9mm pistol shooting semi-jacketed hollow points, for other folks.

In some families, it might mean a .22LR revolver for the children until they get strong enough to handle an adult sized firearm, while for some older folks, it's going to be ...

Link:
The Firearms - Announcing The M&P380 Shield EZ – An Easy To Use S&W Pistol
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/02/06/shield-ez/
 

Communications



Transportation



Clothing



Information




Financial

Passive Income
Yes, ... These are popular articles.

But, ...

They give you an idea on how you and your family can set up ways for you to earn money, with little effort.

O.K. Maybe it will take a little effort, on your part.

Link:
MSN: GoBankingRates - I Tried Different Forms of Passive Income — Here's What Worked
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/i-tried-different-forms-of-passive-income-%E2%80%94-heres-what-worked/ar-BBPUjte

MSN: MoneyTalksNews - 12 ways retirees can make money through passive income
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/retirement/12-ways-retirees-can-make-money-through-passive-income/ar-BBRL20g?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=wispr 


Power Production



Kit



Monday, February 18, 2019

Volume Five: Number Seven


A Winter's Day
Konstantin Ivanovich Gorbatov
(1934)


Threats
There are many threats facing your family, friends, and coworkers, some more likely to happen; such as accidents, divorces, stress, earthquakes, house fires, unemployment, vehicle crashes, credit fraud, sickness, inactivity, slips, trips, and falls; those last three are for you safety professionals, while others are less likely to happen; such as civil wars, asteroids, financial collapses, cyber attacks, exploding supervolcanes, invasions by another country, nuclear attacks, and ...

But, ... Did you know that you and your family are a threat to yourselves?

Yes, it is true. Your family's thoughts and actions could be a danger to you and your family during an event.

Let me give you some examples.

* You are driving down the street and see a young lady standing next to the rear of the front vehicle while a young man is standing next to the front of the rear vehicle. They appear to be talking to each other.

Do you stop to help or call the police?

* It is tough times. A child, say in their early teens, comes to your door asking for food.

Do you give them some food or do you send them to the local church?

* You and your partner see the coming disaster that well start in the next few years.

Do you suggest to your co-workers to get prepared? How about so-called friends, more like acquaintances? Close family that are a little shady or ne'er-do-wells?

* Some countries, including ours, are on the road towards Socialism.

Do you embrace it or do you fight it?

Needles to say, there are many events where helping your fellow humans will be a positive for you and your family, but there are certain events where helping, in any way, could get you and your family killed.

So, ...

Understand, there are threats that you and your family can not see because we live such a prosperous life




Doom and Gloom:

Artifical Intelligence

Boston, Washington, and Chicago

Family

Hotels

Iceberg

Inflation

Juveniles

Parents

Sharks

Strikes

Terrorists

Winter

Zombies


Things You Might Want to Think About:

1
Many people failed in their duty before and on that day, the school district, the Sherref's Department, the teachers, the Sherrif's Deputies, and ...

But, ...

Nikolas Cruz pulled the trigger, and he killed those children. Not you, and not your partner.

3 Decades


14 Weeks


$1,000
With the introduction of the internet, people were able to easily share information about a variety of subjects, mainly academic research. Once the internet exploded, almost everyone was able to learn from others, about a multitude of subject.

Well, ...

The internet has also allowed people to provide services that provide pleasure, even relief from medical conditions, for profit.

Brexit
Wow, ... Such a big effect for such a tiny island.

But, ...

When a group of people start saying globalization is the wrong path for their country, other people start looking to see if the same is true for their country.

Crowds
As Ol' Remus says, .. Stay Away From Crowds!

Democrats
They didn't ask her to step down, resign her seat, or ...

Like they do to Republicans

Ha, Ha, Ha
So, .. A state is suing the federal government because the federal flood-control program stops the Mississippi river from moving to that state.

Ha, Ha, Ha, Again
So, .. There are a group of people that confront armed people, to see if they will get shot or arrested.

Illegal  Immigrant
Yes, ...

That is a tattoo of a cross on his forehead.

Jihadists
Yeap, ...

We need to allow Muslims from England, Iraq, France, Syria, Germany, Iran, Israel, and any other country because we need to have more car bombs in our cities, a driver plowing down pedestrians on our streets, shootings at our Christmas parties, ...

London
I'm glad that people are recognizing that London has a crime problem.

I'm also glad that people are offering suggestions to reducing their crime problem.

So, ... Here's my suggestion.

Allow citizens to exercise their right to carry a concealed firearm.

Magic Sign
You see them everyday, but ...

They don't work, especially for criminals

Me?
I'll wait a few days, before making anything of this

With that said, ...

Leading up to the American Revolution of 1776 and the Civil War of 1861-1865, our country became more violent and more partisan as we grew closer to these events.

Mistake
The New York Times made a mistake, ...

Mark Kelly, the former astronaut, is gun-control an anti-freedom activist.

Nigerians
99% chance they are 'Black'

Of course, ...

The most likely killer of a so-called Black man is another Black man. The same goes for so-called White men and women.

Recession 2019-2021
Has it started?

Superpower
Nope, ... Not a Superpower, not even close.

Think
Sometimes, ... We need to just leave it alone.

War
Are you and the company you work for prepared to lose the ability to easily communicate with distant offices and customers?

How about navigate or make deliveries without GPS?

Whites
Ha, ha, ha, ...

I guess we need to only show 'Black' people in February, since it is so-called Black History month.

Women
First, ... If possible, help identify these people.

Second, ... Women are targets, even in 'good' times.

Third, ... People like this deserve to die, a long, slow, very painful death.


Overheard:

"I had to chuckle at the idea that less than half a million Federal LEOs will voluntarily go out and get ugly on at least 80 million gun owners who have a low ball 300 millions firearms and between a trillion and 2 trillion rounds of ammunition in their stashes."

"Most of the data we put online is now siloed on the servers of companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter, and used to sell us as an audience for targeted advertising."

"... and now some light may be about to shine on them."

"History books may airbrush out the Left's ubiquitous failures, thus enabling their fatal resurgences, but the lamp-posts remember how once they dangled their morbid ornaments."

"The fight for freedom will be long and require patience too."

"The Federal Reserve's sudden return to "accommodative" dovishness in response to thestock market's swoon telegraphs its intent to fire up QE once the recession kicks into gear."

"Shall we begin?"

"If I had known this, I would hire somebody to give Dianne Feinstein a box of Godiva Chocolates and a mercy fuck."


What Others Wrote:

Ace of Spades: Morning Report - 2/15/19

The Ace of Spades - Gun Thread: The British Are Coming

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump - February 15, 2019

Defense One: February 14, 2019

Defense One- Radio: Episode #37

Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds 'n Sods #357

Woodpile Report: Issue 566

The Z Blog: The Tribal Circus


That's Just the Way it Was: Chicago, Illinois (ca 1939)


Abandoned real estate development.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday's Thoughs and Other Stuff (Thinking)


Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

Shannon's Office in disarray, after an earthquake (ca 2018)
source
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities


Purchases
Last week, we dealt with buying things in a spiral to make sure you and your family have the basics to deal with an event.

Well, ...

I got ahead of myself because you and your family should do an inventory first.


Inventory
That's right, you should know what you have, before you go to the next step

Why?

You and your family probably already have some, if not most, of the stuff that you will need for an event/ Yes, even a collapse of these United States financial system.

So, ...


Getting Stated
Like the Threat Analysis, you start with a sheet of paper, however; you're going to need several more sheet of papers, maybe lots more.

Now, ...

You can ask your family to help, or you can do this by yourself because this is a big project.

So, ...

I suggest you ask for help from your family.

Now, I'll be honest, there are several ways you can do this. You can take those sheets of paper and label them, Air, Water, Emergency Evacuation Kit, Protection, Food, Medical, and so on.

In other words, the headings from a Wednesday Websites of the Week

Or, ...

You can label each sheet of paper by a location, such as Eldest Daughter's Bedroom, Kitchen, Garage, Youngest Son's Bedroom, and so on.

And, ...

You can use technology, like a spreadsheet and a computer, to capture the information.

Either way, ....


Working
Now, let's say you have chosen the category method; Air, Water, Food, and ...; you give everyone a sheet of paper with a category written across the top and they go out to find where everything is in the category.

Let us use Protection as an example.

You partner would walk around the house, the garage, the yard and outbuildings, then write down everything that could be used for protecting you family.

He would note kitchen knives, in the kitchen, baseball bats, in the garage, gasoline and glass bottles, in the storage shed, and handguns with ammunition, in the nightstand.

For Medical, your children might write down, ...

6 - Toothbrushes, in storage    3 - dental floss

2 - tubes of toothpaste             4 - bodywash

3 - boxes of pantie liners       10 - tampons

1 - bottle, half empty, of aspirins

But, ...

There are drawbacks to this method, especially when it comes to personal items, like clothing, so you might want to use the location method.

So, ...

You give your eldest daughter a sheet of paper, and she goes into her room and inventory everything in her room.

                  Margie's Room

3 - pairs of jeans          2 - cotton hodies
5 - T-shirts                   3 - bras
2 - blankets, cotton      1 - sets of sheets, twin size
2 - pairs of sneakers    1 - pairs of boots, fashion

And, ... So on.

Needless to say, an older child may need to help a younger child, to complete this task.


Almost
Once you and your family are finished with this inventory, you and your partner, and maybe even your older children, go through the list and make a master list, so your family understands what you really own.


Next, ...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - February 13th, 2019


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Convent du Sacrament (ca 1851)
or
 The sinking of the steamboat "Brilliant"
lithograph by
Henry Lewis


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.


Mental Preparations

OPSEC
How many people know that you and yur family are prepping for a disaster?

Link:
YouTube: City Prepping - How Safe Are Your Preps from the Unprepared? OPSEC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNhlgiRUqJA&t=238s


Emergency Evacuation Kit

Air


Shelter
photograph by
Mitsuo Matsushige
Nuclear War
For some people, especially younger preppers, nuclear war is going to be a new threat to your family's survival. Not since the '60s, have we faced his threat.

So, ...

You need to know what you and your family are facing.
Link:
Atomic Archive - The Effects of Nuclear War
http://atomicarchive.com/Docs/pdfs/7906.pdf


Water
Lúčanský vodopád (ca 2004)
photograph by
Kristián Slimák


Treating Water
There are several ways; you and your family can treat water to make it safe to drink.

They are ...

Link:
Bryceview Lodge - Make your Water Safe for Drinking with Simple Water Purification Techniques
https://www.bryceviewlodge.com/make-water-safe-drinking-simple-water-purification-techniques/


Food

photograph by
Consumer Reports

Freezer
Storing more of the food you family normally eats is a great way of getting your family prepared for the tough times ahead.

So, ...

Do you and your family eat frozen foods?

Link:
Eat This, Not That - 10 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze, But Totally Should
https://www.eatthis.com/foods-safe-to-freeze/

The Daily Meal - Foods You Should Never Freeze
https://www.thedailymeal.com/cook/foods-never-freeze


Recipes
Here's some recipes for you and your family, using medium and long-term storage.

Link:
Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Pizza
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/01/food-storage-friday-pizza.html

Safely Gathered In - How To....Make Smores
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2008/11/how-tomake-smores.html

Food Storage Made Easy - Shelf Stable Recipes: Tuna Noodle Casserole
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/01/22/shelf-stable-recipes-tuna-noodle-casserole/

Food Storage Made Easy - Shelf Stable Recipes: Wheat Applesauce Cake
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/01/29/shelf-stable-recipes-wheat-applesauce-cake/


Medical
 U.S. Navy Nurse
aboard the USS Haven
off the coast of Korea (ca 1952)
source
United States Navy


Burns
You and your family will probably use a woodstove or a fireplace for heat, candles for light, and other things that could cause a burn.

So, ...

Do you know how to properly treat a burn?

Link:
YouTube: Patriot Nurse - Survival: Burn First Aid and Treatment 1/3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okv-1ERqN5c

YouTube: Patriot Nurse - Survival: Burn First Aid and Treatment 1/3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBJcxSH1Vaw

YouTube: Patriot Nurse - Survival: Burn First Aid and Treatment 1/3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixzn9E34qFM


Protection

AR-15
If you or your partner were, or currently are, in these United States' military, you will probably want to purchase an AR-15 rifle.

And, ...

Even if you didn't serve in these United States' military, as a police officer, border patrol agent, or ... you will probably want to purchase an AR-15 rifle.

But, ...

I want you to remember, it is called a Defensive Rifle.


Link:
The Federalist - Top 10 Characteristics And Components Of A Defensive AR-15
http://thefederalist.com/2019/01/30/top-10-characteristics-components-defensive-ar-15/


Communications



Transportation



Clothing

Women
I would have never thought of this, not.

Link:
YouTube: FullSpectrumSurvival - Gray Man - Gender Camouflage When The SHTF - Camouflaging Women In A Collapse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfd0xT0CGi8


Information

Military Manuals
All I have to say, these things are awesome.

Almost, ...

They can be, shall we say, inappropriate for preppers.

Link:
Archives.org -MCRP 3-01A: Rifle Marksmanship
https://ia802703.us.archive.org/2/items/MCRP3-01A/MCRP3-01A.pdf


Financial

Popular Press
I'm being nice, but you know what I'm talking about, those so-called clickbait articles that have a list, ...

That are worth you time to read.

Link:
MSN: MarketWatch - This is the thing most likely to cause you financial ruin — but few prepare for it
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/this-is-the-thing-most-likely-to-cause-you-financial-ruin-%E2%80%94-but-few-prepare-for-it/ar-BBTqVLB?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=wispr

MSN: GoBankingRates - Unnecessary expenses that cost retirees more than $8,000 a year
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/retirement/unnecessary-expenses-that-cost-retirees-more-than-dollar8000-a-year/ss-BBRFKqA?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=wispr

MSN: MediaFeed.org - 5 ways to save more for retirement in 5 minutes or less
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/retirement/5-ways-to-save-more-for-retirement-in-5-minutes-or-less/ss-BBRKuh4?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=wispr

MSN:CNBC - This retirement saving strategy can make up for lost time
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/retirement/this-retirement-saving-strategy-can-make-up-for-lost-time/ar-BBTnxoD?ocid=wispr 


Power Production
3 kW diesel-generator in Talitsa (ca 2013)
photograph by
Igor Savin


Solar Panels
First, ... you need solar panels.

YouTube: DiaMos Billy - Monocrystalline vs Polycrystalline Solar Panels What’s the Difference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBW8ds9Mih4

YouTube: 7 Trumpets Prepper - Types of solar panels and the best applications to use them for power production
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPLuQ32Bgpw

Note:
I couldn't find what I was looking for, very quickly.

So, ...

O.K.
I'm going to stop here.

Link:
YouTube: LDSreliance - Solar Panel Systems for Beginners - Pt 1 Basics Of How It Works & How To Set Up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB8q20QX6bA

O.K., Part Two
Or, ... Here

Link:
YouTube: LDSreliance - Solar Panel Systems for Beginners - Pt 2 Hybrid Systems & Multiple Loads
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A57woX3dUQU

Nope
Here

Link:
YouTube: LDSreliance - Solar Panel Systems for Beginners - Pt 3 How to Build A Load Center
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG2pbErPKi8


Finally
That's it, ... For Now!

Link:
YouTube: LDSreliance - Solar Panel Systems For Beginners - Pt 4 Frequently Asked Questions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU01ddBhauY 


Kit
Firesteel de la marque
Light My Fire, modèle "army" (ca 2012)
photograph by
Francois Boulogne
Possibles Pouch
Yeap, ...

You need a pouch for your fire making supplies.

Link:
YouTube: The Gray Bearded Green Beret - Possibles Pouch Dump (Belt Pouch Fire Kit)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2xfJkz5TzI

Monday, February 11, 2019

Volume Five: Number Six




Socialism



Whether it comes after a great defeat, to liberate the peasants, or a Great Leap Forward, socialist governments have killed millions of their citizens.

First, they imprison those who oppose them then they kill them.

Next, they imprison those who do not conform then they kill them

Third, they imprison their own then they kill them.

Their methods are widely known. They humiliate, beat, starve, torture, and kill, all in the name of a greater good that turns into a great evil.


Doom and Gloom:

1968

Amazon

Buildings

Coyotes

Finances

Flooding and Crocodiles

G.E.

Hitler 

Implants

Invasion

Jails 

Kissing

L.A.

Loneliness 

Nuns

New Green Deal

Planes

Red Flags

Schools

Sewers

Snow

Snow, Again

Taxis

Tigers 

Venezuela 


Things You Might Want to Think About:

Bimbo
Yep, she's a Bimbo

With that said, ...

The gentleman needs to resign for being a pussy.

Cash
Here's another reason to have some cash on hand.

Oooh, ...

Just think what would happen if this happened to every bank, in the country.

Deal
Yeap, ... It's a great deal for the hedge fund

Ebola
O.K., the patient met the screening criteria for Ebola, but the patient was negative for Ebola.

So, ...

What did the patient really have?

Escalation
Just so you know, ...

Some folks will harm animals before they start harming people.

And, ...

The lady should have shot the sumofabitch.

Firearms
Now, these United States just needs to change some laws and regulations on importing firearms, parts kits, ammunition, magazines, and other firearms related items.

Government Shutdown
Something else that I learned from the recent government shutdown.

Grenade
Folks, when you pull the pin on a grenade, you either throw it or put the pin back in.

Well, ..

The Left has pulled a pin that they can't put back in.

Ha, Ha, Ha,
Don't laugh. They are serious about changing the nature of this country.

In 3, 2, 1
The Left and Democrats will be embracing Iran

Magnetic North
You will probably be hearing about this world-ending disaster, in the next few months.

Napkins
Someone, very high up in the company, gave the o.k. to produce these napkins.

Narrative
Besides the whole, “disgraceful breach of trust”

Some folks are using this leak to attack the President. Attacks that have only been leveled against Republican Presidents.

N.A.T.O.
I'm conflicted about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

It's important for so-called good folks to ban together against the villains, but Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia have been battling with each for centuries, killing each other by the 10,000s of thousands.

Also, ...

Our country's only duty is a duty to our citizens.

Payday Loans
Folks, they are a bad deal, even with the implementation of Obama-era regulations.

Police Officers
I hope you and your family are planning to face a smart, intelligent, and ruthless adversary.

With that said, ...

Don't expect the security services to prevent Democrats and certain Republicans from taking your rights to own, use, and carry a firearm.

Questions
People are concerned about Blackface.

Me, .. I would like to know:

Who designs this stuff?

Who decides to manufacture this stuff?

Who decides to sell this stuff?

Who buys this stuff?

Answer
Here's at least one person that used to buy Prada and Gucci.

Notice, I didn't call him a smart person.

Because someone willing to pay $980 for a wool sweater, well ...

You get my point.

Rights
Since the Special Consul can investigate anything, this means Mr. Stone can't say anything.

Security
Got to love the mass media, ...

Now they are complaining about a problem that they didn't cover under Obama/Clinton.

Sell Out
Needless to say, ...

Democrats and Some Republicans don't want to keep your family safe.

Story
They will probably omit the part of her being part of a murdering cocaine trafficking organization, and how she helped them launder money from the drug deals.

Vietnam
How about a repeat of Iraq, with a few lessons learned?

The Wall
Notice the spin, ... "another devastating government shutdown"

Welfare
If the government is giving people money, whether individuals or corporations, it's welfare and needs to stop. 


Overheard:

"In the past, this sort of grumbling over imperfectly woke books has sometimes grown into a five-alarm social-media fire replete with vote brigading, form-letter writing, and petitions to cancel publication."

"The Fitzgerald was now at war, the enemy the sea."

"It’s not lost on her colleagues, however, that the group that helped vault her into place—and who have two founders leading her office—is the sworn enemy of the establishment she needs to work with."

"The behavior of the American elite changed too."

"I’m not sure what’s worse, that people believe it? Or that they probably believe it themselves?"

"Other telltale signs of recession include: ..."

"Vote for the most pro-gun measures and oppose the anti-gun bills and damn the consequences."

"In summary: brace for impact"

"The disappointment over it will be epic when we discover that the laws of physics override the bright ideas of politicians."

"Long article, but well worth it ..."


What Others Wrote:

Ace of Spades: Morning Report - 2/8/19

The Ace of Spades - Gun Thread: Sooper Bowl Edition

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump - February 8, 2019

Defense One: February 7, 2019

Defense One- Radio: Episode #37


Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds 'n Sods #353

Woodpile Report: Issue 565

The Z Blog: Beautiful Losers


That's Just the Way it Was: Kansas City, Missouri(ca 1943)


 General view of part of the stockyards



General view of part of the stockyards



General view of part of the stockyards