First prize goes to J.M. for “Perspectives on Patrolling-Part 1”, “Part 2”, “Part 3”, “Part 4”, and “Part 5”, published on March 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2018. He will receive the following prizes:
A recreational day hike could easily turn into a survival situation causing you to camp overnight in the wilderness. Take the wrong turn on the trail or forget to orient your map to the terrain and you might be walking the opposite direction in which you thought. It is important to always carry a shelter, fire striker or matches and something to carry water in, no matter how short a trip you have planned. BUDK has a large selection of everything you need for camping and survival needs!
In addition to survival skills, we look into the reasons, natural and sometimes supernatural, that place this nation and world on edge. Huge research library included. We teach, you learn; you teach, we learn.
At Dave’s Homestead you will find articles on how do do things. This site is your home for DIY prepper projects. Because I am a regular guy with a 40+ hour job, I have to be smarter, more efficient, and work harder than a rich man who buys preparedness
12 Months of Prepping provides enough of the basics to get you by for a short period with the end result being that you will be more prepared than 90% of your neighbors. It is not designed to prepare you for XX number of days since there are way too many variables involved to do that in a short article such as this one.
Whether evacuating from catastrophic economic Collapse or a widespread natural disaster, do you have the right supplies for your bug out bag? A few more things you need to know for bugging out … and one more “essential piece of survival gear” you probably don’t have yet, but should.
These waters are boiling hot and acidic thanks to the geothermal activity in the region. You’ll see some poor fool of an Angel meet their fate this way as you enter the area. You’ll need to hop from platform to platform to reach the other side of the chamber.
It is critical that you be able to control your environment in an emergency. The place to start is your home. If you live in an area where it gets very cold in the winter (as in you HAVE to run a heater to survive) then the most critical thing for you is going to be able to heat your home – or rather a section (at least one bedroom) of it. You’ll want to have a kerosene heater to keep a warm spot in your home. Here’s a good place to start learning about heating your home in an emergency.
Perhaps not readily evident is that as I write and as I research, I am standing side by side with you during this prepping journey. Like you, I continually strive to expand my knowledge and increase my survival skills. For us, our common goal is to learn to depend on ourselves not others for our basic well-being – no matter what.
I use kitty litter jugs for gray water after rinsing with bleach water. Also when I empty a laundry detergent bottle, I fill it with water, and label it soapy water for cleaning. I’ve used these to wash the car.
FOUND EVERYWHERE … Medicinal plants may be right under your feet. They may be in your backyard and all around at a local park. North America has a variety of medicinal plants that can help relieve illness, and even cure illness. Plant medicine can be an essential component of survival first aid.
A Prepper is a person who earnestly believes that no challenge is insurmountable with the proper dedication, determination and focus. A Prepper looks at things that most people would think impossible to survive and says “All you really need is X, Y and some Z! Preppers are very family oriented people who believe that it is more important to sacrifice leisure and entertainment today so that in a future potential calamity, they will be able to sustain a certain standard of living.
There is nothing “crazy” or “mentally deficient” in conceding that bad things are likely to happen no matter what we do and that we should be ready to deal with them. At the purest level, this is all Preppers are doing.
Hi Kamiko, strikes are rarely mentioned, but they can be a serious issue. We live on Oahu, and I have heard that whenever a shipping strike has been threatened, there were runs on the stores for the basics like toilet paper. “Just in time” re-stocking is great for efficiency, but the downside is a fragile system vulnerable to disruptions. Since the stores don’t keep big reserves, it is the responsibility of individual families to do so.
DH, that is how we got started on building our pantry! Started meal planning and deciding what ingredients we would need to make those favorite meals. Then every time I went to go buy ingredients to cook one meal, I would buy enough to make two more. Than as I continued on, I started picking one ingredient or item each month and every time I went to the store that entire month, I would pick up 1 or more of that particular item. Adding a few dollars to every trip is not nearly as intimidating and really helps add to your pantry quickly! My word of advise about bulk food stores is to really know your prices! Not every item sold in bulk is the better deal… But there are many that are. Happy Prepping everyone!
Keep in mind sanitary napkins, as they have multiple uses other than intended, ie: wound dressings, wet and use as a heat relief head dressing, etc etc. When shopping for your survival items always ask yourself “What ELSE could I use this for in a SHTF scenario.” There are numerous sites that are just loaded with info, but I LIKE Back Door Survival. Be careful of so called Survival sites/blogs that demand a joining fee. Many of them are nothing but rip offs. For example there is one site that continually advertises FREE stuff. All you have to pay for is the shipping cost. But with a little research you can find the exact same items for sale at a cost (including shipping, if any) for a lot less. Example: One site was advertising handcuff keys for free, just pay shipping of $4.95. I found the exact same keys for sale on Amazon for 0.97 with NO shipping costs. Money is hard to come by so spend it wisely! 😉
When Katrina hit, little did this man realize that this friend would invite his friends to come too. Since his friend wasn’t as prepared AND had to bug out, the stores had to be shared. With all that came with the friend, this man’s stores that might have lasted his family and his friends’ families for 6 months…with all who came, it barely lasted 30 days. Not only that but he said the human waste became a potential hazard which they weren’t prepared for. He said he WAS glad he had extra tents etc as well. So now, I’m rethinking, yes I can accept some friends but plain speaking and clear communication as to expectations with friends will have a higher priority now. AND too, I’ll be looking around how to set up for the human waste of those ‘extras’ we know will flow into the area. This is not a matter of what someone else MAY have, but just another issue about where to put it all w/o contaminating our ground water. Just another thing for discussion here perhaps?
The Peggies took over this summer camp. The cabins are full of their stuff, and they’re rounding up dogs. I can’t fight them by myself, but I did the next best thing: I stole the master key to all the cabins and fed it to one of the dogs inside the main building. If they want access to their stash again, they’ll have to wait until the dog shits it back out!
Stasi (2016). “This definitive documentary reveals the calculated cruelty and brutal repression by the notorious East German secret police, the Stasi. Headed by the sinister Erich Mielke, the Stasi kept the population under constant surveillance. Tapping phones, reading mail, and installing informers, they created a culture of fear and suspicion.” This documentary is available for free download to Amazon Prime members. Also available on DVD.
One thing to think about if your budget is tight is to go in with other like-minded individuals on large quantity purchases (#5 on the list or sooner if you’re already at that point with family/friends). I can only speak about Sam’s Club membership but I’m fairly certain the membership bulk stores are similar in prices. We do have a Costco, but it’s near Dave and Busters here and with my kid(s) in tow… Id never get any shopping done. Last time I renewed, it was $40/yr for the basic membership and $100 for preferred (preferred = more in-store coupons, can shop during early morning with business customers, and other benefits). Since Sam’s is no longer cash or Discover Card only, there are more options for paying (forget VISA, they still don’t take it). Split the membership cost and make sure individual’s with the flexibility to get others that chipped in on the cost have the cards for the store. I think there’s a limit to 2 ID cards on the basic, not sure on preferred memberships.
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Every decision we make should err on the side of adaptability whether at work or at home, join a gym or take up hiking? The food we eat, should we grow it or hunt it? The decision-making paradigm we have chosen in life will determine the outcome of the