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  • newNotes for Monday – May 25, 2015
    On May 25th, 1787, The Constitutional Convention was convened in Philadelphia.
    - 12 hours ago 25 May 15, 5:21am -
  • newScot’s Product Review: JRH Enterprises Armor, Helmet and Carrier
    DKX Max III Body Armor I like having body armor. I first bought some to wear while covering civil disturbances, but I was always happy to have it around in case of trouble around my home. My early stuff was soft armor that could be worn concealed and…
    - 12 hours ago 25 May 15, 5:21am -
  • newPat Cascio’s Review: Ruger’s LC9s Pistol

    Pat Cascio’s Review: Ruger’s LC9s Pistol

    Many years ago, around the 1990-1993 timeframe, I worked full-time for Col. Rex Applegate, and it was at the good Colonel’s insistence that I become a gun writer. When Applegate said to do something, you did it! I wasn’t about to argue with Apple…
    - 12 hours ago 25 May 15, 5:19am -
  • newRecipe of the Week: Campfire Hash Casserole
    The few dry and canned ingredients make this great camp/survival food! It can be “doctored” up with various spices and meats. We buy the multi-packs of freeze-dried hash brown potatoes in waxed boxes from Costco at very reasonable prices or in pa…
    - 12 hours ago 25 May 15, 5:13am -
  • newLetter Re: How to Get Your Doctor to Help You in the Age of Obamacare
    Hugh, I work for a large drug manufacturer and have spent 22 years as an analytical chemist testing and evaluating the stability of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Medicines, except liquids, should be stored in the freezer. Liquids should be store…
    - 12 hours ago 25 May 15, 5:12am -
  • newEconomics and Investing:
    America’s Trailer Parks: The Residents May Be Poor But The Owners Are Getting Rich. – H.L. o o o Why Most Gold Bugs Are Dead Wrong. – JBG o o o Congress needs a pay raise! $18T in op losses, $127T in unfunded liabilities, Losing $2.4B per day o…
    - 12 hours ago 25 May 15, 5:11am -
  • newOdds ‘n Sods:
    Podcast: Sustainable Farming 2.0. – A.T. o o o U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided. – G.P. o o o Bomb-proof WALLPAPER could save lives with Kevlar fibres that stops debris. – JBG o o o “You Woke up Stupid This Morning?” Arm…
    - 12 hours ago 25 May 15, 5:10am -
  • newHugh’s Quote of the Day:
    “You can pray and fight at the same time, Corporal. Especially if you learn how before things get rough. It’s important to have a philosophy of life . . . and of death.” ― Henry V. O’Neil, Glory Main
    - 12 hours ago 25 May 15, 5:09am -
  • Notes for Sunday – May 24, 2015
    On May 24th, 1775, John Hancock was elected president of the Second Continental Congress. He is best known for his large signature on the Declaration of Independance, in which he jested that the British could read it without spectacles. He was servin…
    - 1 day ago 24 May 15, 6:38am -
  • Street Combat – This Ain’t No Game! – Part 7 of 9, by Pat Cascio
    Chapter Five I NEVER THOUGHT… I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people on t.v. news programs crying and saying, “I never thought it could (or would) happen here.” Excuse me, is anyone out there? Violent crimes can and do happen, ri…
    - 1 day ago 24 May 15, 6:37am -

SHTF Plan

More Than Just Surviving

  • Ontario RAT-1 Jeff Randall Folding EDC Knife Review

    Ontario RAT-1 Jeff Randall Folding EDC Knife Review

    The Ontario RAT-1 is probably the most famous “budget” folder that consistently gets recommended on the forums. I’ve always shied away from purchasing it in the past due to my (somewhat extreme) disdain for its aesthetics, but in January…
    - 6 days ago 19 May 15, 6:30pm -
  • Knife Drop: Behind the Scenes of Knife Reviews

    Knife Drop: Behind the Scenes of Knife Reviews

    Just a few shots I took while we were doing up the pictures for the Kershaw Blur, Ontario Rat-1, Kershaw Leek, and CRKT M16 reviews. Knives Featured 1. Kershaw Blur Assisted Open Knife 2. Ontario RAT 1 Folding EDC Knife – Review. 3. Kershaw…
    - 9 days ago 16 May 15, 7:15pm -
  • List of Knives Used on the Gotham TV Series

    List of Knives Used on the Gotham TV Series

    We’re o.b.s.e.s.s.e.d. with the Fox TV series by DC Comics, Gotham, in this household. Thomas and I both concur – it’s definitely one of our top 3 favourite TV shows of all time (and dare I say, almost on level with Game of Thrones?).…
    - 11 days ago 14 May 15, 6:00pm -
  • CRKT James Williams TPENWK Tactical Pen Review

    CRKT James Williams TPENWK Tactical Pen Review

    The CRKT Tactical Pen by James Williams is both my first tactical pen and the first tactical pen I’ve reviewed. I am a huge stationery fiend, with a particular love for Extra Fine Japanese nibs, so I used to shy away from what I perceived as…
    - 14 days ago 11 May 15, 7:01pm -
  • 6 Reasons Not to Get an Electric Knife Sharpener

    6 Reasons Not to Get an Electric Knife Sharpener

    I don’t know about you, but every year around November, I seem to get completely swamped with thinly veiled spam suggesting I need to try this “brand new all-in-one electric knife sharpener” that will give myself and my loved ones…
    - 17 days ago 8 May 15, 8:00pm -
  • Kershaw Leek 1660 Ken Onion Flipper Knife Review

    Kershaw Leek 1660 Ken Onion Flipper Knife Review

    The Kershaw Leek has always been a mainstay of recommended everyday carry knives. It’s available at an extremely affordable price point (remember, it’s actually USA-made), has excellent fit and finish, as well as above average cutting pe…
    - 21 days ago 4 May 15, 5:30pm -
  • May 2015 EDC Pocket Dump

    May 2015 EDC Pocket Dump

    1. Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader + Navy Blue Cover 2. Pilot Vanishing Point Retractable Fountain Pen 3. Case Sway Back Gent Red Bone Handles – Review.This is just the start of the post May 2015 EDC Pocket Dump. Continue reading and be sure…
    - 23 days ago 2 May 15, 7:00pm -
  • Wilderness Survival Gear: 5 Budget Bundles Under $150

    Wilderness Survival Gear: 5 Budget Bundles Under $150

    Time and time again, Thomas and I have repeated our belief that it’s completely possible to practice survival, whether that’s bushcraft and wilderness survival, or urban survival and household preparedness, without breaking the bank. You ca…
    - 25 days ago 30 Apr 15, 5:45pm -
  • ESEE Izula Fixed Blade Survival EDC Neck Knife Review

    ESEE Izula Fixed Blade Survival EDC Neck Knife Review

    If you ever ask for suggestions with regards to finding a small fixed blade knife to take into the woods, it seems the de facto nomination is nearly always the ESEE Izula. I don’t know why it took us this long to snap one up, especially cons…
    - 27 days ago 28 Apr 15, 6:00pm -
  • April 2015 EDC Purse Dump

    April 2015 EDC Purse Dump

    1. Samsung Tab Pro 10.1 Inch White + Poetic Case 2. Kershaw Chill EDC Flipper Knife – Review. 3. G-10 Single Nuko Tools Punchring 4. Google Nexus 4 PhoneThis is just the start of the post April 2015 EDC Purse Dump. Continue reading and be…
    - 30 days ago 25 Apr 15, 5:00pm -

Blue Collar Prepping

  • newGun Blog Variety Podcast #40

    Gun Blog Variety Podcast #40

    Another week, another exciting episode of The GunBlog VarietyCast!Adam and Sean talk about some really interesting stuff, including that "viral" photo where the man is walking on the "wrong" side. We also talk about people driving gasoline powered ca…
    - 15 hours ago 25 May 15, 2:30am -
  • A Prepper Library of PDFs

    A Prepper Library of PDFs

    Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.This is a list of PDFs that I feel would be of interest to preppers.It is my belief that these are all freely reproducible documents. Many (such as those from the Hesperian Foundation) are explicitly…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 15, 11:26pm -
  • Emergency Services in a Disaster

    Emergency Services in a Disaster

    Most of us have been taught to look to the police, firefighters, and hospital staff in our area for help during and after an emergency. While this may work for small, localized emergencies, the system has been known to fail when the damage and destru…
    - 4 days ago 21 May 15, 7:00pm -
  • Prudent Prepping: Gear Check part 2

    Prudent Prepping: Gear Check part 2

    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.Gear Check pt. 2:Fixing what was wrongAs was mentioned in this post, my stored Whisperlite stove d…
    - 5 days ago 20 May 15, 6:17pm -
  • Guest Post: Hollywood Tactics...

    Guest Post: Hollywood Tactics...

    by American Mercenary American Mercenary is an Airborne Ranger and an officer. He has spent one tour in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. His blog may be found here.  (Editor's Note: This article represents a tonal shift from most of the posts he…
    - 6 days ago 19 May 15, 11:00pm -
  • Guest Post: Cutting Threads with Taps & Dies

    Guest Post: Cutting Threads with Taps & Dies

    by Firehand(Editor's note: Firehand is a blogger and a part-time blacksmith. He is a frequent contributor to this blog and his previous articles may be found here.) Have a machine screw/ bolt/ threaded fitting whose threads have gotten dinged-up?…
    - 7 days ago 18 May 15, 7:34pm -
  • Gun Blog Variety Podcast #39

    Gun Blog Variety Podcast #39

    Adam and Sean meet once again to talk about all sorts of things from Felons Behaving Badly to traffic circles to people who think that death is an appropriate punishment for leaving your dog in the car.Erin Palette asks fellow Blue Collar Prepper D…
    - 8 days ago 18 May 15, 2:54am -
  • Guest Post: Superfoods for Preppers

    Guest Post: Superfoods for Preppers

    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…
    - 10 days ago 15 May 15, 8:45pm -
  • Baggage

    Baggage

    There have been several different types of bags mentioned here and elsewhere, and I think it is time to differentiate between the types and their uses.Since the only “one-size-fits-all” bag would barely fit onto a cargo plane, most of us have to…
    - 11 days ago 14 May 15, 6:04pm -
  • Prudent Prepping: EDC for my Work

    Prudent Prepping: EDC for my Work

    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.My EDC OptionI need to carry a very small selection of items for my work: pens, small notebook, 4-…
    - 12 days ago 13 May 15, 5:34pm -

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Survival Medicine

  • Survival Medicine Hour: MERS, Dental, Wounds, More

    Survival Medicine Hour: MERS, Dental, Wounds, More

    In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss recent evidence of human-to-human transmission of Middle East Respiratory Virus (MERS), how teeth decay, considerations when dea…
    - 2 days ago 23 May 15, 11:32pm -
  • Doxycycline in Survival Settings

    Doxycycline in Survival Settings

    (Note: This is a companion article for our YouTube video on the antbiotic Doxycycline.)   Antibiotics are a wise addition to any survival medicine cabinet. Many infections that are considered minor today could become life-threatening without access…
    - 6 days ago 19 May 15, 6:25pm -
  • Lyme Disease

    Lyme Disease

      In the news, one of the tabloid-famous Olsen twins, Ashley, has been diagnosed with a long-standing Lyme Disease infection. Apparently infected by a tick bite some years ago, Ashley didn’t receive treatment at the time (antibiotics are effective…
    - 11 days ago 14 May 15, 11:40am -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Lyme Disease, Doxycycline, More

    Survival Medicine Hour: Lyme Disease, Doxycycline, More

    In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour podcast, Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP, discuss Lyme disease in detail, Doxycycline as n antibiotic for survival settings, research on date syrup that suggests it has more antibacterial activity than…
    - 15 days ago 10 May 15, 12:26pm -
  • Video: Doxycycline

    Video: Doxycycline

    In this video, part of a series on antibiotics and their application in survival settings, Joe Alton, MD discusses the popular drug Doxycycline, a medication on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines….     Wishing you the b…
    - 16 days ago 10 May 15, 12:14am -
  • Using Antibiotics Wisely

    Using Antibiotics Wisely

    Antibiotics are essential tools for success in long-term survival, but the government, the food industry, and some physicians and patients are fostering widespread resistance to many of the standard drugs. More than 2 million diagnosed cases of antib…
    - 17 days ago 8 May 15, 9:41pm -
  • Video: Drug Allergy or Side Effect?

    Video: Drug Allergy or Side Effect?

    Medicines can cause allergies or side effects, but they aren’t necessarily the same thing.  Joe Alton, MD, discusses the difference in his latest video, seen below… Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,   Joe Alton, MD
    - 20 days ago 5 May 15, 9:16pm -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Antibiotics, Herbal Healing

    Survival Medicine Hour: Antibiotics, Herbal Healing

      In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour Podcast, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr.Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss principles of herbal healing, how penicillin was invented (by accident), the antibiotic Metronidazole (Flagyl, Fish-Zole), and the perils…
    - 23 days ago 2 May 15, 9:40pm -
  • Video: Bird Flu Outbreak

    Video: Bird Flu Outbreak

      Millions of livestock poultry are being euthanized to combat the United States’ worst outbreak of bird flu. What is bird flu, and how is it different from other forms of influenza that affect humans?  Learn about avian influenza and its relevan…
    - 24 days ago 1 May 15, 5:02pm -
  • Cipro

    Cipro

    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 become infected, leading to what w…
    - 26 days ago 29 Apr 15, 12:03pm -