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  • newNotes for Thursday – July 30, 2015
    Today we remember the birthday of author Reginald Bretnor. He was born Alfred Reginald Kahn on July 30, 1911, in Vladivostok. He died on July 22, 1992 in Medford, Oregon. In addition to penning many witty science fiction novels and short stories in h…
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  • newRaising Meat Rabbits: Mistakes and Successes, by JEE

    Raising Meat Rabbits: Mistakes and Successes, by JEE

    We currently live on one acre. So finding a protein source that is easy to house, is inexpensive, has a fairly good turn-over rate, and doesn’t require a lot of land, was hard at first. We actually stumbled upon it by accident. We were given two Re…
    - 17 hours ago 30 Jul 15, 7:32am -
  • newLetter Re: West Nile Virus
    Hi Hugh, I recently heard from two people (one who stayed in Florida, the other in Texas) that restaurants were hanging zip-loc bags with water in them around their outside dining areas. Apparently, that repels mosquitoes and flies. Although no one c…
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  • newEconomics and Investing:
    The War On Cash: Why Now? – D.S. o o o Oil Majors Resigned To Lower Oil Price Environment o o o If The American Dream Is To Own A Home, Then It Hasn’t Been In Worse Shape Since 1967 o o o Paul Craig Roberts – The Global Economy … Continue re…
    - 17 hours ago 30 Jul 15, 7:27am -
  • newOdds ‘n Sods:
    SurvivalBlog reader K.S. wrote in to tell us that GunMag Warehouse currently has a fantastic price on Springfield XD-9 and XD-40 magazines – $13.99 for either. o o o For those that care, a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) is a hiccup from our sun. Doesn…
    - 17 hours ago 30 Jul 15, 7:26am -
  • newHugh’s Quote of the Day:
    “I am interested in politics so that one day I will not have to be interested in politics.” – Ayn Rand
    - 17 hours ago 30 Jul 15, 7:26am -
  • Notes for Wednesday – July 29, 2015
    29 July 1805 was the birthday of Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville, who died 16 April 1859. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 59 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $12,000+ worth of prizes for this round incl…
    - 2 days ago 29 Jul 15, 6:30am -
  • Thoughts on Pre-Event Healthcare Preparations – Part 3 , by B.E.
    Vaccinations [Editor’s note: This article takes a pro-vaccination stance. It is SurvivalBlog’s position that every parent has the right to raise their children as they see fit and that mandatory vaccination programs are an overreach of government…
    - 2 days ago 29 Jul 15, 6:29am -
  • Letter Re: West Nile Virus
    Hugh, In August of 1999, my father, then just 67, fell ill at 0240 while my family was staying with he and my mother on a vacation. I took him to the local hospital; his pain was debilitating, localized just above the pelvic region. After initial med…
    - 2 days ago 29 Jul 15, 6:28am -
  • Economics and Investing:
    You Cannot Afford a $250,000 Home with a $50,000 Household Income! o o o The Economic And Financial Problems In Europe Are Only Just Beginning… – B.B. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: What Really Happens When Pensions Disappear – This is the ki…
    - 2 days ago 29 Jul 15, 6:27am -

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More Than Just Surviving

  • newThere’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…
    - 9 hours 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…
    - 4 days ago 26 Jul 15, 5:40pm -
  • Knife Blade Steels – A Comprehensive Guide

    Knife Blade Steels – A Comprehensive Guide

    I have written a number of in-depth articles on the topic of blade steels and their relative strengths and weaknesses over the years – from detailing whether or not I think super steels for knives are worth it, to guides on how to sharpen…
    - 6 days ago 24 Jul 15, 7:30pm -
  • Knife Drop: Blacked Out Fixed Blade Knives

    Knife Drop: Blacked Out Fixed Blade Knives

    We haven’t done any of the reviews for the knives in today’s knife drop – but they’ll be coming! (& we’ll update this page with links to the reviews when we’ve got ’em up!). Anyone have any of these? What did you think of ’em? 1…
    - 12 days ago 18 Jul 15, 8:45pm -
  • Join Us On Our New Community Forum: Survival Threads!

    Join Us On Our New Community Forum: Survival Threads!

    We’re welcoming Survival Threads to the More Than Just Surviving family of sites today! I made the first real post on the forum on June 25, but didn’t really get the ball rolling in terms of inviting people until a few days later. If you…
    - 16 days ago 14 Jul 15, 7:00pm -
  • July 2015 EDC Pocket Dump

    July 2015 EDC Pocket Dump

    1. NiteCore Tube Keychain Light 2. Inova XP LED Flashlight 3. Bellroy Hide and Seek Wallet in Cognac 4. Cold Steel Finn Wolf Folding Knife 5. Waterproof Capsule – Carrying Imodium. 6. Waterproof Capsule – Used to carry tinder.This i…
    - 18 days ago 12 Jul 15, 4:45pm -
  • History Channel’s “Alone” Survival Gear Lists – Season 1

    History Channel’s “Alone” Survival Gear Lists – Season 1

    Now I’m not going to lie, we weren’t the first ones to find out about History Channel’s new TV show Alone. Not even close. Truth be told, there seem to be so many survivalist TV shows these days that we’re finding it a bit hard to keep…
    - 20 days ago 10 Jul 15, 8:45pm -
  • The Complete Guide to Using Super Glue for Cuts

    The Complete Guide to Using Super Glue for Cuts

    If you’ve stuck around this blog for any amount of time, you’ll have noticed that I have reviewed a truckload of knives. As a consequence of this devotion to sharp objects, I very frequently find myself with nicks and cuts of all sizes (c…
    - 21 days ago 9 Jul 15, 6:45pm -
  • Spyderco Bug SS Tiny Folding EDC Keychain Knife Review

    Spyderco Bug SS Tiny Folding EDC Keychain Knife Review

    When the Spyderco Bug was announced I admittedly scoffed at the idea of a sub 3 inch (total length!) folder. What on earth could anyone do with a 1.27 inch blade? And yet, this tiny knife kept popping up in other people’s pocket dumps and EDC…
    - 24 days ago 6 Jul 15, 6:09pm -
  • 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…
    - 33 days ago 27 Jun 15, 6:45pm -

Blue Collar Prepping

  • newComputer Update Prepping

    Computer Update Prepping

    While it may not be a life-or-death problem, updating or upgrading a computer can be a potential disaster for those who earn a living with their digital devices. Microsoft is rolling out their latest (and last?) version of Windows, Win 10, in an almo…
    - 1 hour ago 30 Jul 15, 11:02pm -
  • Prudent Prepping: Summer Sale

    Prudent Prepping: Summer Sale

    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.Back in March, I wrote about making WAPI's available at a group buy price to BCP'ers. The original…
    - 1 day ago 29 Jul 15, 7:01pm -
  • Edible plants

    Edible plants

    Last week, Erin talked about plants you should definitely stay away from, and last year Evie talked about a couple plants with interesting uses. Today, we're going to take a look at other plants you should be seeking out, specifically because they'…
    - 2 days ago 28 Jul 15, 5:08pm -
  • Make a Cleaning Brace for an AR-style Rifle

    Make a Cleaning Brace for an AR-style Rifle

    One of the nice things about the AR pattern is it's fairly easy to clean. At its most basic, the procedure is:Push out the lock pin at the back of the receiver.Tilt the upper receiver up until it pivots on the pin in front.Pull out the bolt carrier g…
    - 3 days ago 27 Jul 15, 5:18pm -
  • Gun Blog Variety Podcast #49

    Gun Blog Variety Podcast #49

    Here's Episode 49 of your weekly GunBlog VarietyCast!Included in this week's episode:Adam and Sean tell you what podcasts we listen to. We listen to a lot of podcasts. You should too. But listen to us first!Erin Palette talks poison plants with a qu…
    - 4 days ago 27 Jul 15, 2:39am -
  • Poisonwoods and Death-Apples

    Poisonwoods and Death-Apples

    Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.Pop quiz: How many "poison" plants are there? And by that I don't mean plants which are poisonous; I mean the ones which cause contact dermatitis after touching them?Answer: More than you think.Last…
    - 6 days ago 24 Jul 15, 10:01pm -
  • Keeping Time

    Keeping Time

    Knowing what time it is has become a basic piece of Western civilization. As soon as mechanical clocks were invented, they were placed high in public buildings to allow everyone an opportunity to know the time. Most clock towers had bells or some oth…
    - 7 days ago 23 Jul 15, 5:17pm -
  • Prudent Prepping: Fire!

    Prudent Prepping: Fire!

    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.Fire Is Not AlwaysYour FriendI was going to save this for later in the year, but the Southern Calif…
    - 8 days ago 22 Jul 15, 8:42pm -
  • Alternative Ferro Strikers

    Alternative Ferro Strikers

    Ferrocerium rods are a wonderful tool to have around. They last virtually forever, they really don't care if they get wet, and they weigh almost nothing. If there's one weakness to a ferro rod, it's that the strikers that ship with most of them are…
    - 9 days ago 21 Jul 15, 2:48pm -
  • 2nd Annual Writing Contest Winners

    2nd Annual Writing Contest Winners

    Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.My apologies to taking so long to announce the winners. But now the wait is over!First PlaceRay Davies' An Old Man's Guide to Bullet Casting. This was by far and away the most popular post in the con…
    - 10 days ago 20 Jul 15, 7:39pm -

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  • Medical Supplies As Survival Barter Items

    Medical Supplies As Survival Barter Items

    I recently received a communication from a paramedic who asked what I keep in terms of silver and gold for barter purposes in a collapse. In a true collapse, having some of this on hand would be very useful, but only in the early stages when people d…
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  • Video: Fish Antibiotics in Survival: Yea or Nay?

    Video: Fish Antibiotics in Survival: Yea or Nay?

    Doom and Bloom’s 700th post is Joe Alton’s video in defense of fish antibiotics in survival situations. Companion video to the recent article on the same topic.     To watch, click below:   Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,…
    - 3 days ago 27 Jul 15, 2:19pm -
  • Survival Medicine Podcast: Gunshot Wounds, Fish Antibiotics, Medical Barter

    Survival Medicine Podcast: Gunshot Wounds, Fish Antibiotics, Medical Barter

    In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour: Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP discuss how to control bleeding from gunshot wounds, consider medical supplies as a barter item, and respond to those who criticize the storage of fis…
    - 5 days ago 25 Jul 15, 10:24pm -
  • Dr. Bones/Nurse Amy’s Around the Cabin Videocast

    Dr. Bones/Nurse Amy’s Around the Cabin Videocast

    For those who haven’t seen it yet, their twice-monthly videocast  at aroundthecabin.com gives the Altons, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, a great forum for discussing survival medical issues, demonstrating medical supplies, and answering questions li…
    - 6 days ago 24 Jul 15, 2:25pm -
  • In Defense of Fish Antibiotics

    In Defense of Fish Antibiotics

    Recently, I read an article warning people about the risks associated with fish antibiotics. Certainly, in normal times you should always consult your doctor prior to using any medication. However, I write about disasters and survival settings where…
    - 8 days ago 22 Jul 15, 4:52pm -
  • Treating An Animal Bite

    Treating An Animal Bite

    This Summer, the coast of the Carolinas has seen more than its share of shark attacks. Although shark attacks are rare, most people have run afoul of some critter at one point or another. In the United States, there are millions of animal bites every…
    - 15 days ago 15 Jul 15, 4:20pm -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Glen Tate’s 299 Days Finale, more

    Survival Medicine Hour: Glen Tate’s 299 Days Finale, more

    In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Nurse Amy welcomes back Glen Tate, who has finally finished his ten-book epic saga “299 Days”. Glen makes some provocative statements about America today that will get you thinking, plus talks a litt…
    - 19 days ago 12 Jul 15, 3:13am -
  • Gunshot Wounds, Pt. 1: Bleeding

    Gunshot Wounds, Pt. 1: Bleeding

      Given the recent reports of shooting incidents, it’s good to have an idea of how to deal with a gunshot wound victim. Over 100,000 firearms-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms every year in the U.S.   Of course, in normal times, cal…
    - 21 days ago 9 Jul 15, 11:37pm -
  • 7 Medical Uses for Paracord

    7 Medical Uses for Paracord

      (Dr. Alton says:  From time to time, we publish articles from promising writers in the field of medical preparedness. Today we have an article by Billy Douglas on the medical versatility of paracord as part of your supplies. Billy is an Outdoor a…
    - 24 days ago 6 Jul 15, 6:41pm -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Fireworks, Burns, Chamomile, Forgotten History

    Survival Medicine Hour: Fireworks, Burns, Chamomile, Forgotten History

      In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton discuss fireworks safety tips for celebrants of the 4th of July, plus, how to deal with burns that may occur in good or bad times. Nurse Amy discusses the various uses of Chamomile,…
    - 26 days ago 5 Jul 15, 12:39am -

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