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  • newNotes for Monday – August 31, 2015
    August 31st, 1992 is the day that Randy Weaver surrendered to the Federal Authorities, ending the 10 day siege on Ruby Ridge. This is the incident that preceded the Waco siege and is known for the unconstitutional rules of engagement and overzealous…
    - 7 hours ago 31 Aug 15, 8:21am -
  • newScot’s Product Review: SGK 440 Portable Power Solar Go Kit
    This is something I wish I had owned back in my old days at the newspaper. We sometimes had to go places where there was no electricity and coming up with power could be a real hassle. As the years rolled by, the need for power got bigger and bigger.…
    - 7 hours ago 31 Aug 15, 8:20am -
  • newPat Cascio’s Product Review: Cold Steel/Rawles Voyager Limited Edition

    Pat Cascio’s Product Review: Cold Steel/Rawles Voyager Limited Edition

    Disclaimer: Neither Jim Rawles or Hugh J. Latimer asked me to do this article, nor did Lynn Thompson from Cold Steel. I received an e-mail flyer on this limited edition folder and requested a sample for review. No one involved in this project, includ…
    - 7 hours ago 31 Aug 15, 8:16am -
  • newRecipe of the Week: Peanut Butter Hummus, by A.S.
    How would you like a quick homemade dip for those dinner guests that arrive suddenly or a quick, healthy dip for your family that is nutritious, easy, and healthy to boot? This will take just 15 minutes of your time and make 1kilo/2.2 pounds of delic…
    - 7 hours ago 31 Aug 15, 8:15am -
  • newLetter Re: A Year’s Supply of Food/Cooking Oil Alternatives
    Dear Hugh, With regard to the discussions about a renewable source of cooking oil, bio-diesel, and perhaps lubricating oil as well, I’ve often thought peanuts (aka, “goober peas”) may be a viable option for those of us who live in the south. Ob…
    - 7 hours ago 31 Aug 15, 8:15am -
  • newEconomics and Investing:
    Michelle Obama’s Lunch Rules Have Cost Cafeteria Worker Jobs – D.S. o o o Printing Money Goes Haywire in Venezuela – G.G. o o o In 2008, Fewer Than 30 Million Used Food Stamps. Now 46 Million Do. – GJM o o o Illinois Pays Lottery Winners In I…
    - 7 hours ago 31 Aug 15, 8:12am -
  • newOdds ‘n Sods:
    Radio talk-show callers demand slaughter of whites and cops ( caution – language ) – T.P. o o o Bill That Was Supposed To Limit Police Drone Activity Changed By Lobbyist To Enable Weaponized Drones – B.B. o o o The Key To Disaster Survival? Fri…
    - 7 hours ago 31 Aug 15, 8:11am -
  • newHugh’s Quote of the Day:
    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely,…
    - 7 hours ago 31 Aug 15, 8:11am -
  • Notes for Sunday – August 30, 2015
    August 30, 2014 is the 95th birthday of Joachim Rønneberg, a hero of the Norwegian resistance during World War II. His exploits earned him the War Cross Wtth Sword, Norway’s highest military honor. In April 2013, Rønneberg was presented with a Un…
    - 1 day ago 30 Aug 15, 6:52am -
  • Forecasting Disaster Part 2, by ShepherdFarmerGeek
    The Unfolding Disaster There is another category of crisis that can be forecast in a sense, and that is the “unfolding disaster”. Some crises don’t just strike out of the blue one day; they begin and gather steam. Keeping an eye on national and…
    - 1 day ago 30 Aug 15, 6:51am -

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More Than Just Surviving

  • newAugust 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…
    - 20 hours 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 32 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…
    - 36 days ago 26 Jul 15, 5:40pm -

Blue Collar Prepping

  • newTrade 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…
    - 33 mins ago 31 Aug 15, 2:18pm -
  • newGun 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…
    - 9 hours 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 6 days ago 25 Aug 15, 7:30pm -
  • BCP Skills Challenge: Some Prizes

    BCP Skills Challenge: Some Prizes

    Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.As a follow-up to my Skill Challenge post, here are just some of the prizes which can be won:Starting from the top:Adjustable wrench multi-tool from Husky with blade, saw, pliers and bit driver. It's…
    - 7 days ago 24 Aug 15, 8:32pm -
  • Gun Blog Variety Podcast #53

    Gun Blog Variety Podcast #53

    It's the first GunBlog VarietyCast of our second year!Adam and Sean do their usual awesome job, including some delicate discussion of the Planned Parenthood whistleblower. That means the last segment is not for young ears. Don't worry, they warn you…
    - 7 days ago 24 Aug 15, 3:43am -
  • Apocabox Unboxing #7

    Apocabox Unboxing #7

    Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.I apologize in advance for a lot of sniffling and mouth-smacking sounds. I think I got the microphone too close to my face this time.(Does anyone even watch these videos?)This month's box is... prett…
    - 10 days ago 21 Aug 15, 11:10pm -
  • The Drinkable Book

    The Drinkable Book

    One of the members of our Facebook Page found an article covering a new method of cleaning water and wanted our thoughts on it. Since I am the resident water “expert” (I'm trying not to laugh), I looked into this new invention and have some info…
    - 11 days ago 20 Aug 15, 4:55pm -

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  • 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 24 days ago 7 Aug 15, 3:06pm -
  • Survival Antibiotics: Clindamycin

    Survival Antibiotics: Clindamycin

      In remote settings where modern medical help is not an option, there will be a number of deaths that occur from injuries and infections incurred in the performance of activities related to survival. Many wounds will be dirty and become infected, l…
    - 28 days ago 3 Aug 15, 9:24pm -

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