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  • newNotes for Saturday – July 04, 2015
    It’s July 4, 2015, and today’s festivities have a disappointing bittersweetness. Instead of a genuine celebration, they seem like more of a wistful memorial to the freedom that we once enjoyed. Just 239 years ago we won a hard-fought war of indep…
    - 56 mins ago 4 Jul 15, 5:53am -
  • newDo What You Are Good At, But Work At What You Aren’t, by R.D.
    Fear and prudence I’ve never thought of myself as being particularly knowledgeable on specific things regarding preparedness. I wasn’t in the military, so I don’t feel qualified to give “tactical firearms advice”, but I like to shoot and tr…
    - 56 mins ago 4 Jul 15, 5:53am -
  • newLetter Re: Most Important Prepping, by JM
    HJL, JM’s article on preppingis very good, well written, and info we need. But, what about senior citizens like myself who are on the downside of 70s, partially disabled by a neurological condition and couldn’t walk a mile if my life depended on…
    - 57 mins ago 4 Jul 15, 5:52am -
  • newEconomics and Investing:
    Over at The Survivalist Blog, there is a re-post of some good analysis by Joel Skousen: Will Economic Collapse Predictions Finally Come True This Fall? (Take particular note of Joel’s warnings about the accuracy of predictions by Pastor Lindsey Wil…
    - 58 mins ago 4 Jul 15, 5:51am -
  • newOdds ‘n Sods:
    Top sheriff: America now ruled by ‘oligarchy’. – H.L. o o o Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing. – D.S. o o o Surplus military Humvees heading to the highway?. – T.J. o o o If you remember this…
    - 58 mins ago 4 Jul 15, 5:51am -
  • newHugh’s Quote of the Day:
    “he hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open: how goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!” Numbers 24:4-5 (KJV)
    - 59 mins ago 4 Jul 15, 5:50am -
  • Notes for Friday – July 03, 2015
    JRH Enterprises is having an Independence Day sale on New 3rd Gen Pinnacle Autogated PVS14 High Performance model night vision monoculars. These come with all the standard accessories and JRH is throwing in a FREE weapons mount to the first 20 orders…
    - 1 day ago 3 Jul 15, 6:44am -
  • Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI), by N.N.
    My experience is based on working with the SMI population in a behavioral health outpatient clinic and through personal experience with a spouse with a SMI diagnosis as well as a parent with an SMI diagnosis. The types of individuals that are in the…
    - 1 day ago 3 Jul 15, 6:44am -
  • Letter: The $100 Bet on Greece
    HJL, As I write this, Greece and its financial woes are in the news again. There is nothing especially surprising about that, as Greece has been there before. Greece has been in a state of “soft default” since at least 2009. For the last five yea…
    - 1 day ago 3 Jul 15, 6:43am -
  • Economics and Investing:
    “It Could Never Happen Here” | The 10th Man Investment Newsletter – D.S. o o o US Dollar Death Guarantee o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Americans Not In The Labor Force Soar By 640,000 To Record 93.6 Million; Participation Rate Drops To 1977…
    - 1 day ago 3 Jul 15, 6:42am -

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  • June 2015 EDC Purse Dump

    June 2015 EDC Purse Dump

    1. Google Nexus 4 Phone 2. Spyderco Sage 1 EDC Folding Knife – Review. 3. Leatherman Skeletool CX Multi-Tool 4. Inova XP LED FlashlightThis is just the start of the post June 2015 EDC Purse Dump. Continue reading and be sure to let us kn…
    - 7 days ago 27 Jun 15, 6:45pm -
  • More Than Just Surviving’s Year 2 Anniversary – Second Year Highlights

    More Than Just Surviving’s Year 2 Anniversary – Second Year Highlights

    It’s been a whirlwind of a second year here at More Than Just Surviving. I feel like things were still pretty quiet back when I published last year’s first anniversary post – a lot has changed since then, for sure! I’m really excited ab…
    - 11 days ago 22 Jun 15, 7:20pm -
  • Knife Drop: Best EDC Knives Image Outtakes

    Knife Drop: Best EDC Knives Image Outtakes

    There were so many nice image outtakes from our best everyday carry knife article that I thought I’d post them separately as the knife drop for this month. And now for the epic-long list of knives used in these images… (Apologies in advanc…
    - 14 days ago 20 Jun 15, 5:45pm -
  • A Massive List of the Best Everyday Carry Knives on the Market

    A Massive List of the Best Everyday Carry Knives on the Market

    If you got here by typing something like “best EDC knife” into Google, you probably already have a little history with knives. Likely, you already have at least some indication of what you do and do not like in a knife, owning at least a fe…
    - 15 days ago 18 Jun 15, 8:15pm -
  • ESEE Candiru Small Outdoor EDC Neck Knife Review

    ESEE Candiru Small Outdoor EDC Neck Knife Review

    Traditionally speaking, ESEE Knives have been something like the voice of absolute reason in a market inundated with gimmicks and pseudo tactical nonsense. Over time, knife aficionados have come to expect a level of clean, functional purpose f…
    - 19 days ago 15 Jun 15, 6:30pm -
  • June 2015 EDC Pocket Dump

    June 2015 EDC Pocket Dump

    1. Inova XP LED Flashlight 2. Victorinox Taschenwerkzeug EcoLine Swiss Army Knife 3. Platinum #3776 Ultra Extra Fine 4. Black Mini Composition BookThis is just the start of the post June 2015 EDC Pocket Dump. Continue reading and be sure t…
    - 21 days ago 13 Jun 15, 6:45pm -
  • The Reason You’re Going to Succeed at Prepping

    The Reason You’re Going to Succeed at Prepping

    I’m not going to lie to you, and typically, neither will any other prepper: prepping isn’t easy. While, no matter who you are, you’re likely to get a lot of negativity from society over being a prepper, prepping can be especially hard wh…
    - 22 days ago 11 Jun 15, 7:30pm -
  • CRKT M16 Kit Carson Spear Point Tactical EDC Knife Review

    CRKT M16 Kit Carson Spear Point Tactical EDC Knife Review

    The many variants of the CRKT M16 have been a reference model for CRKT for quite some time now. I usually tend to avoid uber-tactical options when it comes to folders, with the exception of the CRKT Hissatsu (which I love), but I felt it was…
    - 26 days ago 8 Jun 15, 6:15pm -
  • Prepper Shaming: Who Suffers Most from the “Prepper Stigma”

    Prepper Shaming: Who Suffers Most from the “Prepper Stigma”

    Truth be told, I’m more than a little fed up. I’m a blogger. And I blog about survival, preparedness, and gear. But when I tell people this, I get glazed eyes and blatant disinterest. I start by saying I’m a blogger, and while there us…
    - 29 days ago 4 Jun 15, 7:45pm -
  • Kershaw Blur 1670 Ken Onion EDC Folding Knife Review

    Kershaw Blur 1670 Ken Onion EDC Folding Knife Review

    The Kershaw Blur is probably the most popular knife that I own. It seems everyone I’ve spoken to either currently owns one, or has at least handled the Blur in the past, and when you see how much Kershaw brings to the table taking into accoun…
    - 33 days ago 1 Jun 15, 6:00pm -

Blue Collar Prepping

  • newBlue Collar Prepping Recommends...

    Blue Collar Prepping Recommends...

    Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.I have been asked by several people if I would make a post where I list basic survival equipment and prepping supplies that have been endorsed by our authors. Since many of these these links lead to…
    - 14 hours ago 3 Jul 15, 4:58pm -
  • Unlearning

    Unlearning

    What do you need to unlearn?There are lots of resources out there to learn new skills, but have you ever thought about what you may need to unlearn? The accumulation of habits and “standard” ways of doing things comes with age; the older you get,…
    - 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 6:02pm -
  • Prudent Prepping: Gear Additions

    Prudent Prepping: Gear Additions

    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.Carrying on from last week's Buffet Post*, these are items to be added to both my gear and to my f…
    - 2 days ago 1 Jul 15, 8:42pm -
  • Sawyer Mini Video Unboxing

    Sawyer Mini Video Unboxing

    Today, we're taking a video look at the Sawyer Mini water filter kit.The Sawyer Mini, in all its colors, is available here.Lokidude
    - 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 2:37pm -
  • Guest Post: Superfoods for Armageddon and Everyday

    Guest Post: Superfoods for Armageddon and Everyday

    by Beth O'HaraBeth O’Hara is an enthusiastic food prepper and Health and Wellness Coach who works with clients internationally. She is experienced in working with clients to transform areas that include health and wellness, relationships, self-unde…
    - 4 days ago 29 Jun 15, 10:47pm -
  • Gun Blog Variety Podcast #45

    Gun Blog Variety Podcast #45

    It's the .45 caliber episode!There's no Adam this week, but returning for her second stint as co-host is that bratty kid sister of the gunblogosphere, Erin Palette! Erin also talks about what to do if your AC fails.Nicki Kenyon answers the question…
    - 5 days ago 29 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Apocabox Unboxing #6

    Apocabox Unboxing #6

    Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.So apparently I am incapable of posting an Apocabox video in a timely manner. Just when I think I've budgeted enough time for it, things happen to put me late.Fortunately, I have only one of these ev…
    - 7 days ago 27 Jun 15, 1:33am -
  • Light Units

    Light Units

    In my review of the Twyst flashlight, I listed the output for the flashlight in Lux but the output for the lantern mode in Lumens. This may cause some confusion, since the two aren't the same and there is no good direct correlation between the two. W…
    - 9 days ago 25 Jun 15, 6:24pm -
  • Prudent Prepping: Buffet Post

    Prudent Prepping: Buffet Post

    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.BUFFET POST:MONTHLY WRAP-UPHere are several updates to items mentioned in previous posts.My friend…
    - 10 days ago 24 Jun 15, 6:33pm -
  • InstaFire Product Review

    InstaFire Product Review

    Recently, a product advertised on both Facebook and Amazon caught my eye. It made claims to being a miracle fire starter at a very attractive price. I decided to purchase a packet and see if it was all it's cracked up to be.Called InstaFire, it touts…
    - 11 days ago 23 Jun 15, 5:35pm -

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  • newFireworks Safety

    Fireworks Safety

    It’s the 4th of July, and many proud Americans will be celebrating with fireworks. An unlucky (or careless?) few will wind up running afoul of their own pyrotechnics; just ask my old buddy “Three-Fingered Fred”.   Let’s face it, the safest w…
    - 4 hours ago 4 Jul 15, 2:20am -
  • Video: Heat-Related Emergencies, Pt. 2

    Video: Heat-Related Emergencies, Pt. 2

    It’s a long, cruel summer down here in many parts of the U.S., and lack of preparation may put your loved ones at risk for heat injuries such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. In part 2 of his video series on hot weather medical issues, Joe Alton…
    - 2 days ago 2 Jul 15, 5:56pm -
  • Video: Heat-Related Emergencies, Pt. 1

    Video: Heat-Related Emergencies, Pt. 1

    In this video, Joe Alton, MD, co-author of “the Survival Medicine Handbook“, introduces a major issue that anyone could experience in the cruel, cruel summer: Hyperthermia. In this first of two videos, Dr. Alton discusses the different types of h…
    - 4 days ago 30 Jun 15, 4:15pm -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Mosquitos, Plague, AJ Powers of “As The Ash Fell”

    Survival Medicine Hour: Mosquitos, Plague, AJ Powers of “As The Ash Fell”

    In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy (Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP), our hosts welcome AJ Powers, author of the apocalyptic fiction novel “As The Ash Fell”.  Also, Dr. Bones discusses the recent tragic…
    - 6 days ago 27 Jun 15, 11:29pm -
  • The Plague In Modern Times

    The Plague In Modern Times

    There are a number of pandemic-potential diseases that are under relatively good control now, at least in developed countries. Smallpox comes to mind as an infection that killed millions in the past but is now essentially eradicated. Some illnesses s…
    - 8 days ago 26 Jun 15, 5:44pm -
  • Video: Drowning Accidents

    Video: Drowning Accidents

    Joe Alton, MD’s latest video discusses ways to prevent tragic drowning accidents this summer, whether it’s in the wilderness, while boating, or even in the swimming pool at home. Companion video to the recent article on the same topic…     To…
    - 8 days ago 25 Jun 15, 7:21pm -
  • Heat-Related Emergencies

    Heat-Related Emergencies

      As the U.S. enters Summer, we can expect hot temperatures to bake parts of the country. The state of Arizona is in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave that has seen temperatures of 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Even the cooler mountain areas are s…
    - 12 days ago 22 Jun 15, 1:21pm -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Tara Dodrill, Pt. 2; Hurricanes, Drowning, TB, More…

    Survival Medicine Hour: Tara Dodrill, Pt. 2; Hurricanes, Drowning, TB, More…

    In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, welcome back Tara Dodrill, author of “Power Grid Down: Prepare, Survive, and Thrive When The Lights Go Out” for part 2 of her interv…
    - 13 days ago 20 Jun 15, 9:59pm -
  • Drowning Survival

    Drowning Survival

      Summer’s almost here, and with school done for the year, many of our nation’s families will be traveling on vacation to the beach, lake, or other waterfront areas. They will be at risk for injuries, and one of the most harrowing and heartbreak…
    - 17 days ago 17 Jun 15, 12:50am -
  • Video: Azithromycin (Z-Pak)

    Video: Azithromycin (Z-Pak)

    Joe Alton, MD’s latest video in his long-running series on antibiotics and their applications in survival scenarios takes on the most popular antibiotic prescribed in the U.S. in 2010: Azithromycin, available also as Aquatic Azithromycin.     To…
    - 19 days ago 15 Jun 15, 3:57pm -

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