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  • newNotes for Tuesday – May 31, 2016
    May 31st, 1895 was the birthday of George R. Stewart. Prior to his death on August 22, 1980, he was a novelist, university professor, and toponymist. In the preparedness community, he is best remembered as the author of the classic post-pandemic nove…
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  • newSurvival Escape and Evasion, by Nemo
    When reading survivalist literature, on various blogs and in fiction, there are many good ideas and suggestions, but often suffering from an idealization of circumstances, both before and after “the event”, which throws all into confusion. On the…
    - 5 hours ago 31 May 16, 7:09am -
  • newLetter Re: Heathkit Radios
    Editor: I disagree with the letter regarding the unsuitability of Heathkit (vacuum) tube radios for EMP protection. Let me elaborate: Lethal voltages: While you really don’t want to tangle with +700 VDC, the most lethal voltage in any radio is that…
    - 5 hours ago 31 May 16, 7:08am -
  • newNews From The American Redoubt:
    Montana Disabled Veteran Convicted Over Stock Pond o o o Wyoming: Sage grouse protections being considered o o o Eastern Oregon: Wolf depredation investigated in two counties o o o Hermiston, Oregon: Skimmers at the root of fraud uptick o o o Our fav…
    - 5 hours ago 31 May 16, 7:05am -
  • newEconomics and Investing:
    The Great Banking Lie o o o Hard Times & False Narratives – B.B. o o o Fed’s Bullard: global central bank policy divergence has been priced in o o o The Shocking Reason Why China Will Send The Price Of Silver Skyrocketing Over $100! o o o Surviva…
    - 5 hours ago 31 May 16, 7:04am -
  • newOdds ‘n Sods:
    Migrants Committing Disproportionately High Crime In Germany – “Foreign nationals are thought to account for around 11 or 12 percent of the total population of Germany, but were over-represented in every area of crime. Illegal immigrants and asyl…
    - 5 hours ago 31 May 16, 7:04am -
  • newJim’s Quote of the Day:
    “Trouble rather the tiger in his lair than the sage amongst his books. For to you Kingdoms and their armies are things mighty and enduring, but to him they are but toys of the moment, to be overturned by the flicking of a finger.” – Gordon Dick…
    - 5 hours ago 31 May 16, 7:03am -
  • Notes for Monday – May 30, 2016
    Today, Memorial Day, is a day of solemn remembrance in the U.S. of the many who have given their all for our freedoms. We thank those who are serving in our military and their families who have made sacrifices also, but most of all we want to honor t…
    - 1 day ago 30 May 16, 5:08am -
  • Pat Cascio’s Product Review: Tactical Walls
    If you’re like me, you hate it when someone starts out with “this is a true story” and you know it’s not. Well, I’m going to relate a true story. People who know me, know that I just don’t lie. If you tell your lie, you have to remember t…
    - 1 day ago 30 May 16, 5:07am -
  • Letter Re: Venezuela
    Hey, SurvivalBlog, With the recent post Letter Re: Venezuela eating worse by J.D., I thought I would chime in, as I have been researching the situation in Venezuela recently. While I am not going to attempt to draw a conclusion for the situation in V…
    - 1 day ago 30 May 16, 5:04am -
  • Recipe of the Week: Crock Pot Noodles, by J.G.
    Ingredients: 1 to 1-1½ lb. ground beef or turkey 2 pints pizza sauce l can mushroom soup, slightly thinned l lb noodles 4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 medium onion, chopped Directions: Brown meat in skillet. Cook noodles until about half done.…
    - 1 day ago 30 May 16, 5:02am -
  • Economics and Investing:
    Millennials and living at home: For the first time on record the most common living arrangement for young adults is living with a parent. o o o This Is Not The America My Parents Immigrated To In 1957 o o o Euro 2016 chaos looms as French union calls…
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  • Odds ‘n Sods:
    I just noticed that our spin-off website, SurvivalRealty.com, now has 242 listings– an all-time high! Congrats to my #1 Son and his wife for making the site such a great success. By providing very inexpensive advertising, they have brought together…
    - 1 day ago 30 May 16, 4:58am -
  • Hugh’s Quote of the Day:
    “Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society” – Aristotle (384-322 BC)
    - 1 day ago 30 May 16, 4:57am -
  • Notes for Sunday – May 29, 2016
    As we approach Memorial Day this year, it is fitting that on May 29th, 2003, 35 states declared it to be Bob Hope Day, as he turned 100 years old. Bob Hope had a longtime role as an entertainer of U.S. armed forces all over the word. He was too ……
    - 2 days ago 29 May 16, 8:42am -

SHTF Plan

More Than Just Surviving

  • May 2016 EDC Purse Dump
    1. Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen Smart Phone + Ringke Slim Phone Case 2. Douk-Douk UK Legal Pocket Knife 3. Sony Alpha a5000 Camera with 16-50mm Lens 4. Sony Blue MDRE9L EarphonesThis is just the start of the post May 2016 EDC Purse Dump. Conti…
    - 3 days ago 28 May 16, 3:30pm -
  • For Outdoorsmen Dads: Outdoor Father’s Day Gift Ideas
    You may think that buying the perfect present for an outdoorsman is a hard cookie to crack, but whether or not you’re wired in the same way, it’s actually a lot easier to buy great gifts for the more outdoorsy types than it is to buy a pres…
    - 7 days ago 24 May 16, 3:30pm -
  • TEOTWAWKI? 10 Things You’ll Really Miss
    It can get tricky trying to figure out what you’ll be missing most when the shit really hits the fan. Quite a while back, I brought up 10 Things You’ll Regret Not Having Enough of When the SHTF, and when I asked what kinds of things you gu…
    - 12 days ago 19 May 16, 8:30pm -
  • May 2016 EDC Pocket Dump
    Sorry about being MIA on this blog. We’ve officially moved to the U.K., and so have been more than little busy with that. Back to regular updates soon, though! 1. U.K. Passport 2. Kanger Evod Vape E-Cig 3. Orient Defender Multi-Eye Function W…
    - 17 days ago 14 May 16, 5:30pm -
  • Gerber Gator Machete Saw Back Outdoor Knife Review
    The Gerber Gator Machete has been on my radar for quite a few years now. Not in a “I want to test it” kind of way, but rather, the reviews I’ve read of this tool have been so piss poor that with any sort of common sense, I should really a…
    - 27 days ago 4 May 16, 6:35pm -
  • April 2016 EDC Purse Dump
    1. Club Monaco Red Tavel/Passport Purse 2. Inova XP LED Flashlight 3. Spyderco Des Horn Slim Folding EDC Knife – Review. 4. Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen Smart Phone + Ringke Slim Phone Case 5. Pilot Vanishing Point Retractable Fountain PenT…
    - 31 days ago 30 Apr 16, 4:45pm -
  • Should You Rotate Through Your Food Stockpile?
    In July last year, I asked everyone on Survival Threads whether they preferred to rotate their food stockpile or not: When it comes to food storage, I’ve noticed that people typically fall into one of two types of camps: either they are all f…
    - 39 days ago 22 Apr 16, 6:30pm -
  • 93 Paracord Uses: How Many More Can You Think Of?
    Paracord projects are more than just a fun way to pass the time. Paracord is one of the most versatile pieces of survival gear kit you can possibly own – so having it on you is a huge boon in case you ever get stuck in any sort of survival s…
    - 46 days ago 15 Apr 16, 2:10pm -
  • April 2016 EDC Pocket Dump
    1. Cold Steel Hold Out II EDC Folding Pocket Knife 2. Peterson Irish Flake Pipe Tobacco 3. Generic Czech Pipe Tool 4. IM Corona Old Boy Black/Chrome Pipe Lighter 5. SederCraft Kraig Seder Short Poker Custom PipeThis is just the start of t…
    - 51 days ago 10 Apr 16, 5:50pm -
  • Cold Steel Bushman Hollow Handle Survival Knife Review
    The Cold Steel Bushman has been in my possession for quite some time now. Publishing the review has been delayed over and over again, in most part due to my own mixed feelings over this iconic knife. Traditionally, I tend to pick up a knife…
    - 57 days ago 4 Apr 16, 5:00pm -
  • Why We’re Not Actually Giving Up Prepping (Ever!)
    Um yeah. Not sure about the number count on how many of you I duped with yesterday’s April Fools Day joke, but it was, of course, 110% untrue. Thomas and I, we’re not ever going to stop prepping. And here’s why. As convincing as I may hav…
    - 59 days ago 2 Apr 16, 3:00pm -
  • Why We’re Giving Up Prepping
    Hello readers and friends, Before we begin this no doubt decisive article/letter, I want to start off by thanking all of you for your support. Thomas and I have been truly lucky to have had your presence and encouragement over the years. I can…
    - 60 days ago 1 Apr 16, 2:15pm -
  • March 2016 EDC Purse Dump
    1. Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Folding EDC Pocket Knife – Review. 2. Eye Drops (Life/Shoppers Drug Mart Brand) 3. L’Occitane Shea Butter Delightful Rose Lip Balm 4. Lime Green Paracord – Removed the inside and use this to play with the cat. 5.…
    - 63 days ago 29 Mar 16, 6:00pm -
  • Knife Drop: Folding Tanto Knives
    Title says it all – just a round up of Thomas’ current folding tanto knives. Knives Featured 1. SOG Vulcan Tanto Folding EDC Knife – Review. 2. Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Blade Knife – Review. 3. Cold Steel Voyager XL Tanto Combo Edge K…
    - 72 days ago 20 Mar 16, 3:30pm -
  • A Slew of Skills Preppers & Survivalists Would Be Better Off Learning
    While each and every survivalist and prepper prioritizes different tasks and gear, even more so, they prioritize learning different skills that they think will be helpful in the case of an emergency or survival situation. Being a survivalist a…
    - 75 days ago 17 Mar 16, 9:15pm -
  • March 2016 EDC Pocket Dump
    1. IM Corona Old Boy Black/Chrome Pipe Lighter 2. SederCraft Kraig Seder Short Poker Custom Pipe 3. Peterson Irish Flake Pipe Tobacco 4. Kershaw Blur Assisted Open Knife – Review.This is just the start of the post March 2016 EDC Pocket…
    - 80 days ago 12 Mar 16, 5:00pm -
  • Buck 119 Special Clip Point Hunter Knife Review
    Buck has always been a fascinating company to me. They very rarely jump aboard new trends, and rather tend to trudge along doing their own thing. I don’t say this as a criticism at all, because clearly it works. A Buck knife is unapologetic…
    - 85 days ago 7 Mar 16, 10:00pm -
  • Survival Shelf – Survivalist & Prepper Link Resource Site – Relaunch
    Back in 2014, we launched a survival & preparedness link resource site, Survival Shelf, in the hopes of being able to show off a lot of the links we found in the industry that we thought deserved as much attention as they could get. Unfortunate…
    - 89 days ago 3 Mar 16, 9:00pm -
  • February 2016 EDC Purse Dump
    1. Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen Smart Phone + Ringke Slim Phone Case 2. SanDisk Ultra Fit 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive 3. Sony Alpha a5000 Camera with 16-50mm Lens 4. Spyderco Sage 1 Carbon Fiber EDC Pocket Knife – Review.This is just the star…
    - 94 days ago 27 Feb 16, 8:45pm -
  • Thinking of Prepping? Why You Just Need to Start Now

    - 96 days ago 25 Feb 16, 9:30pm -

Blue Collar Prepping

  • newMemorial Day 2016
    The last two years we've posted my thoughts on Memorial Day. This year I thought we should have something new.Memorial Day is set aside as a day to remember those who have died in combat, while Veterans Day is for honoring all who served. For most of…
    - 18 hours ago 30 May 16, 5:22pm -
  • Gun Blog Variety Podcast #93 – The Weer'dy and Pony Show!
    Sean and Adam tried to bring you another episode, but Weer'd and Erin returned from the NRA Annual Meeting to take over The GunBlog VarietyCast. Best Show Ever?Nicki Kenyon does her last regular segment, talking about Ben Rhodes and the Iran "Deal" f…
    - 1 day ago 30 May 16, 3:57am -
  • Prepping Items I Found at NRAAM
    Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.For those who may not speak acronym, NRAAM stands for National Rifle Association Annual Meeting. It's called the Annual Meeting instead of a convention (even though I've called NRAC…
    - 4 days ago 27 May 16, 10:39pm -
  • Vacation Time at the BOL
    I don't normally take what most people would consider a vacation. The last time I took the family on a vacation was about 15 years ago, and that was a two-week road trip to visit more family. To me, just getting away from the normal day-to-day routin…
    - 5 days ago 26 May 16, 5:40pm -
  • Prudent Prepping: Battery Storage
    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.As I mentioned a little over a month ago, I ruined a flashlight by not checking it often enough and…
    - 6 days ago 25 May 16, 6:50pm -
  • Snakes and Shudders
    Nothing beats real-world skills practice. As part of that mentality, my Boy Scouts and I went camping last weekend. There were many lessons learned about the value of practical skills, and a few new skills were learned.One of those teaching moments c…
    - 6 days ago 25 May 16, 4:03am -
  • Gun Blog Variety Podcast #92 – Sean Survives Gun Skool
    Adam and Sean bring you Episode 92 of The GunBlog VarietyCast! Erin Palette answers Sean's questions about water storage containers;Beth Reoch Alcazar tries to explain pink guns;Silicon Graybeard tells you how to get started in electronics as a hobb…
    - 7 days ago 24 May 16, 4:55am -
  • Gun Blog Variety Podcast #91 – At the Safety Solutions Academy Critical Defensive Handgun class
    The day after I post "There's no podcast this week", Sean goes and posts a podcast he made at shooting class.Sigh.He writes:"I spent the weekend at Southington Hunt Club training facility taking Safety Solutions Academy's Critical Defensive Handgun c…
    - 11 days ago 20 May 16, 10:24pm -
  • Chemistry for Preppers: Chemical Dangers and Lab Safety
    Working with refined chemicals, or the act of refining them, can expose you to some pretty nasty substances. Staying alive and uninjured is a priority in a crisis, so you should have a basic understanding of lab safety procedures.There are two main t…
    - 11 days ago 20 May 16, 12:44am -
  • Prudent Prepping: Voodoo Tactical Trauma Kit
    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.Last week, my Voodoo Tactical Trauma Kit arrived late... too late for me to unpack and look it over…
    - 13 days ago 18 May 16, 6:17pm -
  • Vehicle Inventory Management
    In response to last week's post, a question was asked regarding how to manage supplies kept in a vehicle:Could someone possibly give their opinion on a good method to rotate their automobile supplies, that they carry as a bug out kit, sort of the 72…
    - 14 days ago 17 May 16, 5:54pm -
  • Parts Cleaning (preferably without poisoning yourself)
    When I say parts cleaning, I don't just mean gun parts. I mean any parts that have old dirt, grease or oil (or that disgusting combination thereof) on them.Some stuff isn't bad, like oil or grease that will mostly wipe off, or dust that can be blown…
    - 14 days ago 17 May 16, 2:08am -
  • There's no Gun Blog Variety Podcast this week
    If you'd like to know why, check out my personal blog for details.The GBVC will return next week.
    - 15 days ago 16 May 16, 7:36pm -
  • Our New, More Professional Look
    Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.On behalf of all of us here at Blue Collar Prepping, I'd like to personally think Timothy Callahan for all his hard work in giving our little blog an impressive header and logo. He…
    - 18 days ago 13 May 16, 11:08pm -
  • Practice, Practice, Practice
    Skills take time to learn, and if you don't keep using them they can deteriorate over time. Building a fire, pitching a tent, cooking over an open fire, accurately using any weapon, and first aid all come to mind when thinking about prepping, and the…
    - 19 days ago 12 May 16, 4:40pm -
  • Prudent Prepping: First First Aid
    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.After mentioning my need for a real First Aid kit in a post on the BCP Facebook page, with a follow-…
    - 19 days ago 12 May 16, 3:09am -
  • Inventory Management
    A question was posed in the BCP Facebook group regarding how folks manage their supplies and keep track of stock levels. (By the way, keep the questions coming. It's nice to know what people want to learn about.) Oddly enough, this particular questio…
    - 21 days ago 10 May 16, 2:10pm -
  • Knightly Bees and Peckish Perch
    This will be my final entry about the camping trip from back in October 2015 that Evelyn and I took out to Knight's Rest here in Oklahoma.FishingThe Masseys, who own Knight's Rest, maintain a really nice fishing pond on the property, and it's stocked…
    - 21 days ago 10 May 16, 3:56am -
  • Gun Blog Variety Podcast #90 – Erin’s sick, Sean’s angry, and Adam’s Jeep is in pieces
    It's Episode 90 of The GunBlog VarietyCast - Erin's sick, Sean's angry, and Adam's Jeep is in pieces.Erin Palette is still sick from her trip out to Tennessee, but she dragged herself to her microphone and points us to a really fantastic series of ar…
    - 22 days ago 9 May 16, 2:24am -
  • Crocheting a Basic Brim-Up Hat
    "Uh, Evie... you live in Arizona now... a hat pattern? Really?"Yes, really. Let me tell you something: when you go from May to October, with days averaging 102 degrees in those six months, and then it drops (quite suddenly sometimes) to fifty someth…
    - 23 days ago 8 May 16, 2:53am -
  • Propane
    Propane (C3H8) is a common fuel for heating and cooking in rural areas. Most urban folks know it as the fuel for their outdoor grill and an alternative fuel for vehicles, and might use it in a hand-held torch for soldering copper pipe or other small…
    - 26 days ago 5 May 16, 11:15pm -
  • 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.I have several topics to touch on this week, none that I can make into a complete post, so here is t…
    - 27 days ago 4 May 16, 11:07pm -
  • Survival Fishing
    We've covered the base components of a universal fishing rig. While the parts we've covered in no way even approach all the possibilities in gear, what we covered works well in almost all fresh water to catch almost all species of fish. Beyond that,…
    - 28 days ago 3 May 16, 6:10pm -
  • Gun Blog Variety Podcast #89 - Obama’s Purple Disaster Conversation
    Adam and Sean bring you Episode 89 of The GunBlog VarietyCast!Erin Palette asks, "What's your disaster personality?"President Obama goes to Britain and tells them how to run their country. Nicki Kenyon tells us how that works out for him.In the Pacif…
    - 29 days ago 2 May 16, 5:18pm -
  • Stuff I Have Made
    Not actually Erin.Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.Hi everyone! I'm heading off to blogshoot in Tennessee right now, but I had enough time to prepare a visual blog post for all my loyal readers.The iSHWASH Personal Eyewash System is…
    - 32 days ago 29 Apr 16, 2:36pm -

Survival Medicine

  • Survival Medicine Hour: Depression, Superbugs, Clint Jivoin of Naked and Afraid
    A new superbug has scientists concerned after a Pennsylvania woman develops a urinary tract infection that is resistant to Colistin, an antibiotic of last resort. More and more, antibiotic resistance is becoming a challenge for doctors everywhere, wh…
    - 2 days ago 29 May 16, 3:32am -
  • American Survival Radio, May 28
    American Survival Radio is Joe and Amy Alton’s second and latest podcast, focused on current events, health, and politics. It is separate and distinct from The Survival Medicine Hour, which continues as before focused mostly on health issues as the…
    - 3 days ago 28 May 16, 8:52pm -
  • Cancel or Move The Olympics

    - 4 days ago 27 May 16, 10:52pm -
  • American Survival Radio, May 21st
    American Survival Radio is Joe and Amy Alton’s second and latest podcast, focused on current events, health, and politics. It is separate and distinct from The Survival Medicine Hour, which continues as before focused mostly on health issues as the…
    - 7 days ago 24 May 16, 7:45pm -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Jack Spirko 2, Zika Triples, Dental Issues
    Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast returns to complete his interview with Dr. Bones on the latest Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton. Also, an introduction to dental preparedness, plus what items you might consider for your survival denta…
    - 8 days ago 23 May 16, 1:58am -
  • Survival Medical Hour: TSP’s Jack Spirko
      The Survival Medicine Hour’s Dr. Bones (Joe Alton, MD) welcomes old friend Jack Spirko of the wildly popular Survival Podcast in a crossover interview of each which will appear on the other’s podcast. That is, dr. Alton will appear on The Surv…
    - 15 days ago 16 May 16, 11:01pm -
  • American Survival Radio no.7
    American Survival Radio is Joe and Amy Alton’s second and latest podcast, focused on current events, health, and politics. It is separate and distinct from The Survival Medicine Hour, which continues as before focused mostly on health issues as the…
    - 16 days ago 15 May 16, 4:46pm -
  • Survival Medicine Videocast
      Our live videocast is done in collaboration with the nice folks at Around The Cabin, an entire network of shows where you can join in the chat room and ask questions, or just listen in. For live shows, tune in the first and third Wednesdays of eac…
    - 19 days ago 12 May 16, 3:49pm -
  • American Survival Radio #6
      American Survival Radio is Joe and Amy Alton’s second and latest podcast, focused on current events, health, and politics. It is separate and distinct from The Survival Medicine Hour. If you’re interested in Survival, you’ll like both! On Am…
    - 21 days ago 10 May 16, 12:18pm -
  • Preparing For Wildfires
    After experiencing a hellish wildfire season last summer and fall in the U.S., a huge conflagration in the Canadian province of Alberta has us thinking again of wildfire preparedness. The wildfire in our northern neighbor’s territory has burned 400…
    - 21 days ago 10 May 16, 12:25am -