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  • newNotes for Saturday – September 05, 2015
    On September 5, 1774, fed up with the meddling of the crown and being mostly independent-minded, our nation’s founding fathers met together in the First Continental Congress, in Philadelphia, laying the foundation of what would become the world’s…
    - 3 hours ago 5 Sep 15, 6:50am -
  • newBuilding a Simple Multiband Antenna That Works, by The Consultant

    Building a Simple Multiband Antenna That Works, by The Consultant

    I consider the ability to communicate in a TEOTWAWKI scenario, and being able to obtain information outside the immediate area, critical. HF communication best fills this need. I had the radios but needed an antenna that would work on most amateur ba…
    - 3 hours ago 5 Sep 15, 6:49am -
  • newLetter Re: Progressive Presses
    Sir, I’m fairly new to prepping for TEOTWAWKI. I am currently attempting to secure as much ammo and OD green tactical clothing as my budget will allow. I am also a fan of your books; I am currently reading Founders. You mention many times in your b…
    - 3 hours ago 5 Sep 15, 6:47am -
  • newEconomics and Investing:
    The “Dead-Cat-Bounce”: That Dead Cat Is Truly Dead; And That Bounce Is Truly Over… “Nihilo Ex Nihilo” – GJM o o o Record 94 Million Americans Not In The Labor Force; Participation Rate Lowest Since 1977 – B.B. o o o Items from Mr. Econo…
    - 3 hours ago 5 Sep 15, 6:46am -
  • newOdds ‘n Sods:
    Anyone near Dallas/Fort Worth might have an interest in an event hosted by the Mises Instititue: Lew Rockwell, Tom Woods, Tom DiLorenzo, and Jeff Deist will discuss Against PC: Creating a Culture of Liberty. o o o FBI, DEA and others will now have to…
    - 3 hours ago 5 Sep 15, 6:46am -
  • newHugh’s Quote of the Day:
    “Ye stand this day all of you before the Lord your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Israel, your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto th…
    - 3 hours ago 5 Sep 15, 6:46am -
  • Notes for Friday – September 04, 2015
    September 4, 1862 is the fateful day that General Lee invaded the North with 50,000 troops. Historians will banter back and forth about the real reasons for the Civil War, but we will probably never fully understand. It is my personal belief that Gen…
    - 1 day ago 4 Sep 15, 7:38am -
  • Medical Bartering, by Cynthia J. Koelker, MD
    Medical bartering is as old as the hills, yet still alive today. Though you may not have encountered medical bartering in your own community, a quick web search will reveal that the days of paying your doctor with chickens continue into the 21st cent…
    - 1 day ago 4 Sep 15, 7:38am -
  • Letter: Thoughts for Frozen Food Storage for SHTF
    Tonight I ate a rib eye steak that was a little over two years old. It was tender, juicy, and just as good as the day I bought it. It was vacuum packed and frozen at -14 to 0 degrees for the entire time. I see no reason to believe … Continue readi…
    - 1 day ago 4 Sep 15, 7:34am -
  • Economics and Investing:
    A closer look at the cost of living between 2000 and 2015: Looking at tuition at USC and the typical priced US home. o o o Silver and S.M.S. o o o Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide o o o Venezuela Delaying The Inevitable With $5 Billion From China
    - 1 day ago 4 Sep 15, 7:34am -

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  • August 2015 EDC Purse Dump

    August 2015 EDC Purse Dump

    1. Google Nexus 4 Phone 2. Classic Bic Lighter 3. Fenix E01 Flashlight in Silver 4. Ditto Wearable Tech for Smartphones in White 5. Spyderco Des Horn Slim Folding EDC KnifeThis is just the start of the post August 2015 EDC Purse Dump. Continu…
    - 6 days ago 30 Aug 15, 7:15pm -
  • 47 Excuses for Not Taking Prepping Seriously

    47 Excuses for Not Taking Prepping Seriously

    I’ve said it time and time again – prepping isn’t easy. Working toward a goal that will never actually be complete (since prepping is a lifestyle choice and not a one-time accomplishment) can be a frustrating task to set yourself. That be…
    - 9 days ago 27 Aug 15, 7:15pm -
  • Knife Drop: Oversized Folders

    Knife Drop: Oversized Folders

    Thomas has been collecting some of Cold Steel’s oversized folders lately. His favourite of these is the Vaquero, though he admittedly says that the Voyager XL Tanto is going for an absurdly cheap price on Amazon right now and is thus the most…
    - 11 days ago 25 Aug 15, 5:00pm -
  • Alan Kay & Sam Larson Interview – Behind the Scenes of “Alone”

    Alan Kay & Sam Larson Interview – Behind the Scenes of “Alone”

    For those of you who need to be caught up to speed – over the past couple of months, History Channel’s been releasing episodes of the first season of their new survival TV show, Alone. Now I tell you, it was a stroke of sheer luck that we d…
    - 17 days ago 19 Aug 15, 7:00pm -
  • The 3 Tiers of Triage When Dealing With Multiple Injuries

    The 3 Tiers of Triage When Dealing With Multiple Injuries

    Often when an accident occurs, any casualties of that accident will have sustained more than one injury. If you’re the type of first aider who feels compelled to actively help during situations like these, once you have assessed the situati…
    - 19 days ago 17 Aug 15, 5:00pm -
  • Kershaw Shuffle 8700 Multi-Function EDC Knife Review

    Kershaw Shuffle 8700 Multi-Function EDC Knife Review

    The Kershaw Shuffle is an interesting little tyke recently introduced to the Kershaw lineup. I am not generally a huge fan of folders that attempt to segue into the multitool market, but I found the (albeit flawed) implementation on the Shuffl…
    - 26 days ago 10 Aug 15, 5:15pm -
  • August 2015 EDC Pocket Dump

    August 2015 EDC Pocket Dump

    1. Zebra V-301 Stainless Steel Fountain Pen 2. Falcon Briar Pipe Bowl + Falcon Standard Chrome Straight Tobacco Pipe Stem 3. Stainless Steel Tobacco Pipe Tool 4. Maxi Electronic Disposable Lighter 5. Peterson Irish Flake Tobacco 6. Claire…
    - 28 days ago 8 Aug 15, 8:30pm -
  • SoPakCo Sure-Pak MRE Meal Ready to Eat Review

    SoPakCo Sure-Pak MRE Meal Ready to Eat Review

    Reviewing an MRE is a pretty grim experience for a foodie like me, but if nothing else – this has definitely given me renewed appreciation for our soldiers. I know I sure as hell wouldn’t be happy eating this stuff on a regular basis; they…
    - 32 days ago 4 Aug 15, 6:45pm -
  • There’s No Reset Button on Life

    There’s No Reset Button on Life

    And honestly, that’s the reason why any of us preppers bother to prep in the first place. If any one of us could hit “restart,” load a previous portion of our lives, and essentially redo whatever we wanted with the foresight of having liv…
    - 37 days ago 30 Jul 15, 3:30pm -
  • July 2015 EDC Purse Dump

    July 2015 EDC Purse Dump

    1. Sony Alpha a5000 Camera with 16-50mm Lens 2. Molle Pouch similar to Voodoo Tactical Men’s EMT Pouch 3. Fenix E05SS Small Stainless Steel Flashlight 4. Kershaw Shuffle White Handle EDC Folding KnifeThis is just the start of the post Ju…
    - 41 days ago 26 Jul 15, 5:40pm -

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  • newProduct Review: Mastering Your Med-Kit DVD

    Product Review: Mastering Your Med-Kit DVD

    Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.About a month ago I discovered (I'm not exactly sure; I'm on all sorts of mailing lists, and Facebook friends send me prepping links) a DVD called "Mastering Your Med-Kit". It was produced by The Pre…
    - 13 hours ago 4 Sep 15, 8:44pm -
  • Trading: General Principles and Practices

    Trading: General Principles and Practices

    While thinking about and researching the option of trading ammunition for other goods, I came to the conclusion that a lot of people don't know the basics of trade or barter. The concept is clear -- trading something you have for something that you d…
    - 2 days ago 3 Sep 15, 6:02pm -
  • Prudent Prepping: More Adventures with Freeze-Dried Food

    Prudent Prepping: More Adventures with Freeze-Dried Food

    The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Now we concentrate on what to do in, and how to plan for, the long term via Prudent Prepping.I've always planned on Bugging In, and I have made food purchases for my emergency stores an extensi…
    - 3 days ago 2 Sep 15, 7:33pm -
  • Water Filtration -- with a Stick!

    Water Filtration -- with a Stick!

    Water filtration is critical, and is a topic we've discussed at length. But what happens if your filter breaks or is otherwise unavailable? I've discussed how to make a field-expedient filter, but a group of engineers at MIT have demonstrated a nearl…
    - 4 days ago 1 Sep 15, 6:59pm -
  • Trade Goods: Alcohol Addendum

    Trade Goods: Alcohol Addendum

    After hitting "publish" on my last post, a few things were brought to my attention, or rather the lack of a few things. This is an attempt to cover those omissions.Distilling Drinking SpiritsI mentioned the legal framework for making your own beer, w…
    - 5 days ago 31 Aug 15, 2:18pm -
  • Gun Blog Variety Podcast #54

    Gun Blog Variety Podcast #54

    The podcast survived a near catastrophic computer crash while recording the show this week. Sean's computer took a dive off the back of the shelf it sits on and crashed to the floor. But Adam and Sean rallied and finished the show!Stay tuned after th…
    - 5 days ago 31 Aug 15, 5:48am -
  • Ammunition Storage

    Ammunition Storage

    Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.Since we seem to be on a roll regarding the stockpiling of goods for trade, I thought I'd mention my favorite precious metals:  Steel, brass, and lead.There's an old, tasteless prepper joke that goe…
    - 7 days ago 29 Aug 15, 1:51am -
  • Trade Goods: Alcohol

    Trade Goods: Alcohol

    David mentioned precious metal in yesterday's post, and that set off some discussion on our Facebook page about trade goods. As far as precious metals go, I believe that silver is better than gold for the simple fact that most transactions that take…
    - 9 days ago 27 Aug 15, 6:49pm -
  • Prudent Prepping: Savings

    Prudent Prepping: Savings

    The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Now we concentrate on what to do in, and how to plan for, the long term via Prudent Prepping.Preparing for a Rainy Day I usually write about how I'm building an emergency supply of items to sus…
    - 10 days ago 26 Aug 15, 6:41pm -
  • EDC: How Much is Too Much?

    EDC: How Much is Too Much?

    Erin posted a video to the BCP Facebook group over the weekend, featuring an individual showing off his EDC load. The individual in question claims to carry, among other things, two guns, 100 rounds of ammunition, a baton, and two passports. Furthe…
    - 11 days ago 25 Aug 15, 7:30pm -

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  • National Preparedness Month

    National Preparedness Month

    Some in the preparedness community believe that they are at loggerheads with the government. The United States, however, has a pro-preparedness stance and a valuable website in Ready.gov. Ready.gov has officially declared September to be National Pre…
    - 4 days ago 31 Aug 15, 11:02pm -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Storms, Mudslides, Nosebleeds, More

    Survival Medicine Hour: Storms, Mudslides, Nosebleeds, More

    Erika may not be a tropical storm or hurricane, but it’ll still send wind and rain to Florida and the Gulf Coast. What defines a severe storm and what are the dangers associated with them, including mudslides. What should you do to prepare? Also, D…
    - 6 days ago 30 Aug 15, 12:01pm -
  • Ballistic Trauma and Body Armor, by J. Nash

    Ballistic Trauma and Body Armor, by J. Nash

      We are committed to supporting promising writers in the field of survival, and today we publish an article by Joshua Nash for SafeGuardArmor.com. Josh uses his extensive knowledge of body armor and ballistics to help provide explanations and infor…
    - 8 days ago 28 Aug 15, 3:34am -
  • Sterilizing Instruments In Austere Settings

    Sterilizing Instruments In Austere Settings

      A significant factor in the quality of medical care given in a survival situation is the level of cleanliness of the equipment used. You may have heard of the terms “sterile” and “clean”. Certainly, ideal conditions warrant both, but they…
    - 12 days ago 24 Aug 15, 6:27pm -
  • Video: Clindamycin as Survival Med

    Video: Clindamycin as Survival Med

      Sure, you should have antibiotics to be successful as a medic in times of trouble, but which antibiotics should you have? In his continuing series on antibiotics and their application in survival settings, Joe Alton, MD, aka Dr. Bones, discusses t…
    - 15 days ago 21 Aug 15, 6:30pm -
  • Straight Talk About Expiration Dates

    Straight Talk About Expiration Dates

      Years ago, I wrote an article about the truth relating to expiration dates on medications. Lately, I’ve seen some confusing information on the internet that tells you how dangerous they are while telling you that, in a survival scenario, you sho…
    - 19 days ago 17 Aug 15, 4:12pm -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Spider Bites, Heartburn, Drought, Expiration Dates

    Survival Medicine Hour: Spider Bites, Heartburn, Drought, Expiration Dates

    Will this year’s El Nino weather phenomenon save California from the worst drought in years? Is there any home remedy that can handle a bad case of heartburn? How do you treat a black widow or brown recluse spider bite? This and a common sense resp…
    - 21 days ago 15 Aug 15, 9:36pm -
  • Leprosy in the U.S.

    Leprosy in the U.S.

      Leprosy is considered a disease of the past, but the bacterial infection continue to cause cases today in the United States, including in Florida, where nine people have been diagnosed with the disease this year.   What could possibly be causing…
    - 25 days ago 11 Aug 15, 6:35pm -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Prepper Author Ron Foster, More

    Survival Medicine Hour: Prepper Author Ron Foster, More

      Prepper author Ron Foster joins us for an entertaining hour talking about his books and survival in general with the inimitable Nurse Amy! Also, capsaicin from chili peppers may help prolong your life, plus an update on the outbreak of Legionnaire…
    - 27 days ago 9 Aug 15, 3:08am -
  • Survival Medicine Videocast #12

    Survival Medicine Videocast #12

    Just in case you didn’t know, we do a live videocast every first and third Wednesday of the month in collaboration with the nice folks at Around The Cabin. We talk about lots of topics that people can ask questions about, so join our chat room or j…
    - 29 days ago 7 Aug 15, 3:06pm -

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