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  • newNotes for Thursday – September 03, 2015
    On September 3, 1752, the American Colonies officially adopted the Gregorian calendar, and it immediately became September the 14th. o o o During the month of September, Ready Made Resources will be offering Mountain House Foods at 35-50% off. Make s…
    - 23 hours ago 3 Sep 15, 6:31am -
  • newAugust In Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins
    Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, by Steven Cochran of Gainesville Coins. Every month we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals, covering the price action of gold and examine the “what” and “why”…
    - 23 hours ago 3 Sep 15, 6:31am -
  • newLetter Re: Fishing Pliers
    Good Morning Hugh, Thank you for your hard work; keep fighting the good fight. Greetings from the great state of Tennessee! I’ve written you for years but from my address in NY. We’ve finally broken free and are speaking w/ our feet. It feels gre…
    - 23 hours ago 3 Sep 15, 6:30am -
  • newEconomics and Investing:
    Stock market too big to fail? I suppose it’s possible that the Fed could start buying specific stocks to keep the market propped up. – P.S. o o o ​The surging ranks of America’s ultrapoor – G.G. o o o Canada officially enters recession –…
    - 23 hours ago 3 Sep 15, 6:30am -
  • newOdds ‘n Sods:
    “Kill Whites And Cops”: NOW You Know Why Disarming You Is The Democrats’ Top Priority! – GJM o o o Alarm sounded on government’s ‘genetics’ survey – B.B. o o o Albuquerque police lieutenant shoots fellow officer 9 times at point blank…
    - 23 hours ago 3 Sep 15, 6:29am -
  • newHugh’s Quote of the Day:
    “As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.” – James Bovard
    - 23 hours ago 3 Sep 15, 6:29am -
  • Notes for Wednesday – September 02, 2015
    Today, we present another entry for Round 60 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The $10,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate, good for any one, two, or three day course…
    - 2 days ago 2 Sep 15, 6:10am -
  • Base Layers and the Differences- Part 1, by A.S.
    Today there is a great deal of knowledge on the Internet and outdoor magazines about “layering”, so most people who are daily or frequent readers of SurvivalBlog would have a good understanding of using different layers to keep the human body nei…
    - 2 days ago 2 Sep 15, 6:10am -
  • Letter Re: A Year’s Supply of Food on a Budget by J. H.
    Dear Sirs, Regarding a recent letter mentioning the use of rapeseed as a cooking oil, care must be taken in finding the right cultivars as natural rapeseed is not suitable for food uses. Wikipedia describes this in depth. In a long-term survival situ…
    - 2 days ago 2 Sep 15, 6:09am -
  • Economics and Investing:
    China fooled the world, and now comes the Great Unwinding – G.G. (May require an account to read the article.) o o o From 9/1, France bans cash payments over 1000 euros (previous limit was 3000) – G.G. (Google translated version) o o o The rise a…
    - 2 days ago 2 Sep 15, 6:09am -

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  • August 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…
    - 4 days 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 18 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…
    - 25 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 30 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…
    - 36 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…
    - 40 days ago 26 Jul 15, 5:40pm -

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  • newTrading: General Principles and Practices

    Trading: General Principles and Practices

    While thinking about and researching the option of trading ammunition for other goods, I came to the conclusion that a lot of people don't know the basics of trade or barter. The concept is clear -- trading something you have for something that you d…
    - 12 hours ago 3 Sep 15, 6:02pm -
  • Prudent Prepping: More Adventures with Freeze-Dried Food

    Prudent Prepping: More Adventures with Freeze-Dried Food

    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've always planned on Bugging In, and I have made food purchases for my emergency stores an extensi…
    - 1 day ago 2 Sep 15, 7:33pm -
  • Water Filtration -- with a Stick!

    Water Filtration -- with a Stick!

    Water filtration is critical, and is a topic we've discussed at length. But what happens if your filter breaks or is otherwise unavailable? I've discussed how to make a field-expedient filter, but a group of engineers at MIT have demonstrated a nearl…
    - 2 days ago 1 Sep 15, 6:59pm -
  • Trade 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…
    - 4 days ago 31 Aug 15, 2:18pm -
  • Gun 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…
    - 4 days 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 10 days ago 24 Aug 15, 8:32pm -

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  • National Preparedness Month

    National Preparedness Month

    Some in the preparedness community believe that they are at loggerheads with the government. The United States, however, has a pro-preparedness stance and a valuable website in Ready.gov. Ready.gov has officially declared September to be National Pre…
    - 3 days ago 31 Aug 15, 11:02pm -
  • 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…
    - 5 days 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 18 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…
    - 19 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 28 days ago 7 Aug 15, 3:06pm -

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