Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all

How to Make Your Own Urban Survival Air Conditioning

"How to Make Your Own Urban Survival Air Conditioning" Danny Durden. Here’s an awesome video that shows you how to build an improvised survival air conditioning unit for your home. If there is one thing I can’t deal with its heat and humidity. If I lost power I know that I can deal with cold and harsh winter months by prepping with winter survival gear, but a hot and sweaty summer day without AC can be quite unbearable. Also, this is not a long-term solution; it’s only a short-term survival fix and cannot work in a total SHTF type scenario. Click here

Mason Jar Oil Lamps

"Mason Jar Oil Lamps" Pictured are the items you will need to make these. A jar with lid, filling (pinecones, potpourri, Fabric, buttons, marbles, stones, dried fruit or chilies, glass ornaments, hard candies, etc. The only items I know of that do not work well are photos and chocolate. A glass wick holder, and fiberglass wick, 4 to 6 inches in length and a User safety tag, Click here

Advice from an Israeli Agent

"Advice from an Israeli Agent" Juval Aviv was the Israeli Agent upon whom the movie ' Munich ' was based. He was Golda Meir's bodyguard, and she appointed him to track down and bring to justice the Palestinian terrorists who took the Israeli athletes hostage and killed them during the Munich Olympic Games. Click here

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

10 Things Every Home Should Have For Short-term Survival

"10 Things Every Home Should Have For Short-term Survival" by Skip Coryell. A few weeks ago, the lights in my house flickered, came back on, then died. The temperature was 32 degrees outside, and it was getting dark fast. I live out in the boondocks and that happens a half dozen times a year. I’ve learned to prepare myself for these little adventures in time travel back to the year 1794, and it’s not so bad really. Why, I can remember as a kid we used to love when a thunderstorm would knock out the power or when a blizzard would come and snow us in for days at a time. But in 1965 people were better prepared both physically and mentally for a loss of power. We lived in a different era. Click here

Eating Insects for Survival

"Eating Insects for Survival" By Keith McCafferty. How to tell if a bug is safe to eat and why insects (most of them) are one of the most important survival foods. The first time I floated Montana's Smith River with John Hirvela, the only food we took was a sack of potatoes and a shaker of salt. My friend assured me this was all we'd need. We'd cook trout and round off every meal with watercress salad gathered at a spring about 10 miles into the five-day float. · It was the kind of plan that sounds better at home than it does once you've launched your canoe. Click here.

The image says it all about the two Grinches

The image says it all about the two Grinches

The Poor Man’s Guide To Survival Gear

"The Poor Man’s Guide To Survival Gear" By Brandon Smith. Obviously, an entire book could be written on this subject, which is a task beyond the scope of this article. The purpose of the following piece is to give those with financial difficulty a foothold on prepping without added pain. It is meant to be a starting point, not a compendium. Click here

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dog Biscuit Recipes and Homemade Dog Food for your Pets

"Dog Biscuit Recipes and Homemade Dog Food for your Pets" Make quick and easy homemade dog biscuit recipes and dog food. Making your own homemade pet food means saving money and knowing what goes into their food. A word of advice, when you make your own pet food, never feed your cat or dog a high salt-food diet as this will affect the kidneys, and never feed your dog onions. Some dogs get anaemic as a result. Garlic can also be toxic in some cases. And most of us are aware by now that feeding dogs chocolate can also be fatal in some instances. Click here

Making Turkish coffee

"Making Turkish coffee" By Joseph Parish. Well folks, as I was drifting from one object to another on E-Bay, I chanced upon a rare Turkish jezve which captured my attention. I always keep an open eye out for any rare or unusual looking items and this was very extraordinary. Usually, the common jezve is made of copper and there is nothing special looking about the coffee pots. Their top is generally wider then the bottom and they have a long handle on it to keep you from getting burned as you heat the coffee up. Click here

Don't forget our change in format for our links

"Don't forget our change in format for our links" You are not required to click on the ads just wait the 5 seconds and than click the skip ad in the upper right hand corner.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Don't forget our change in format for our links

"Don't forget our change in format for our links" You are not required to click on the ads just wait the 5 seconds and than click the skip ad in the upper right hand corner.

Simple Food Storage Meals for Tight Times: Stock up on three months worth, fast!

"Simple Food Storage Meals for Tight Times: Stock up on three months worth, fast!" When a summertime monsoon storm is on the way, I quickly track down my kids, bring them indoors, and prepare to hunker down. It’s a mom-instinct. We unplug the computers, make sure all the windows are securely closed and locked, and if my husband isn’t home, I call to make sure he’s okay. A storm of a different kind is on its way to America and has already been wreaking havoc with family incomes and our sense of security. No one knows what the extent of the damage will ultimately be, but moms everywhere are responding to their maternal instinct to gather everyone together. Since food and meal preparation is part of our responsibility, food storage is a basic step to take in order to keep our families healthy. Click here

How to store foods in buckets

"How to Storing food in buckets" One of the top category of questions I get via email has to do with storing food. For the beginner, storing food in buckets sounds bizarre and mysterious. Here are a few tips to de-mystify this process along with a video that provides a nice explanation as well. Click here

Friday, December 16, 2011

How to Suture with Dr Bones

December 16, 2011 - "How to Suture with Dr Bones" Learn how to suture with Dr Bones from The Doom and Bloom (tm) Show. Using a pig's foot he shows you how to cut an incision, apply antiseptic, insert the sutures, tie a proper instrument knot, cut the extra sutures and how to space the sutures for good wound closure. Click here

Change in Format

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: December 15, 2011 - "Change in format of our links" We have instituted a change in our format when clicking on some of our links. In this way we can generate some funds to offset our expenses and keep the web sites functioning. Here is how it works.

When you click on a link you will be shown an advertisement page and after five seconds you will be able to click again to your selected page. You are not required to click on any ads displayed other than to click at the top right hand corner to visit your page of choice. (see photo).

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Jane’s Wanna Be

"Jane’s Wanna Be" By Joseph Parish. Recently on Facebook I noticed a recipe floating around and one of the Ingredients was a specialty salt known as Jane’s Krazy Mixed-up salt. A friend commenting upon the recipe indicated that in her section of the country such a salt was unavailable in the local grocery stores. With this spice not being available everywhere around the nation many home cooks often do not know where to turn. Click here

Scrumptious Tomato Bean Soup

"Scrumptious Tomato Bean Soup" by Joseph Parish. Fall is here and ole man winter is hastily making his way to our doors. In the event you happen to be like me than chance is that you appreciate a bowl of hot soup during those brisk winter afternoons. At times such as these I think back to my summer canning and dehydrating days when we stored up on jar after jar of both canned tomatoes and a supply of dehydrated beans of various kinds. For you city folks who are into prepping you might have a supply of canned tomatoes and bags of dried beans sitting inside your kitchen pantry closet. In either case, a pot of hot steaming tomato bean soup would unquestionably warm up your day. Click here

We can not rely upon the government in a Crisis

"We can not rely upon the government in a Crisis" By Joseph Parish. When you pick up the morning newspaper or switch on your favorite news channel on the television you are continually bombarded with negative aspects of our country. You see how the economy is being downgraded, you make note of the high unemployment rate, you readily witness homes being lost as the banks foreclose on them and hear of the general civil unrest taking place here in America. This tends to sound alarms within certain groups of people – one faction being the growing cluster of “preppers” around the nation. Click here

What else can I do with Kool-Aid?

"What else can I do with Kool-Aid?" By Paul and Bess Dawson-Schmidt. This article is from the Kool-Aid FAQ, by Paul and Bess Dawson-Schmidt with numerous contributions by others. It tells several other uses for kool-aid other than merely drinking it. Click here

The Man with Nine Lives Movie

"The Man with Nine Lives" In keeping with our video dealing with real life scientists trying to beat death at its own hand, I would like to introduce another movie based roughly upon a real life scientist. That research doctor is Dr. Ralph Stanley Willard. In 1935 the Doctor claimed he could bring "dead" animals back to life. To learn more about the doctor and watch the movie entitled "The Man with Nine lives" Click here.

10 Things That Make Your Home a Target for Thieves

"10 Things That Make Your Home a Target for Thieves" by Celia Kuperszmid Lehrman. A home is robbed every 14.6 seconds and the average dollar loss per burglary is $2,119, according to statistics just released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. And that's the good news because burglaries were down slightly in 2010 compared to 2009. Sure you lock your doors and windows when you're not home (you'd be surprised how many people don't). But here are ten things that you're probably doing that make your home a target, and what you should do instead. Click here

Life Returns Movie

"Life Returns" My friend Wayne and I were discussing this movie last night and he mentioned that he was not aware of it. I believe the Dr Cornish was accurate in his experiments since little can be found of them. Might be a cover-up for sure. Any of the Dr. notes would be appreciated. Click here

The Philadelphia Experiment Movie

"The Philadelphia Experiment Movie" We all are familiar with this 1984 movie which supposedly was based upon an "actual event" which took place in 1943. The tale is about a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984. There has been a lot of conspiracy created around the topic of this video. Let’s have a look at it now. Click here

Monday, July 25, 2011

Six Tips to Save Enough Money to Buy Your House for CASH

"Six Tips to Save Enough Money to Buy Your House for CASH" Last night on my first podcast, I outlined all the tricks I used to save money enough to buy my house for cash. Here is a recap, and it works! All you need is some self control and a bit of determination. Click here

Reasons for Readiness

"Reasons for Readiness" Are you over reacting because you want to be prepared for a crisis or disaster? Some may think so. Why not take the time to examine some valid reasons for thinking ahead and being ready for a crisis. What preparation means and what to avoid. Click here

Why Buy Dried and Dehydrated Food

"Why Buy Dried and Dehydrated Food?" There are many valid reasons for purchasing bulk dried or dehydrated food. These foods are quite common—foods we typically buy often, such as noodles, macaroni, spaghetti, rice, beans, pancakes, potatoes, bread mixes, muffins and many, many more varieties. The same foods you buy in the supermarkets can be purchased in bulk making them less expensive and packaged for long shelf life for freshness. Click here

Friday, July 22, 2011

Dehydrating Zucchini and Making Bread

"Dehydrating Zucchini and Making Bread" By Joseph Parish. Here's my recent article which was published online by The Times Journal Newspaper. I was driving down the highway yesterday after a short visit to my son's home when I chanced upon one of the many little roadside stands operated by the hobby gardeners. On display was an assortment of desirable vegetables all of good quality and offered at very reasonable prices. Among the more interesting of the selection which I viewed were the quarts of Zucchini and Yellow Squash. Click Here

Bug Out Vehicle For Emergency Evacuation

"Bug Out Vehicle For Emergency Evacuation" By Viola Bontrager. Many families are preparing a bug out vehicle in the event of emergency evacuation. What that looks like will vary in each case, but there are a few things that every survivalist will have in common when equipping a bug out vehicle for departure. Click here

Hunting Survival

"Hunting Survival" By W.A. Hughes. It was nine-thirty in the morning on a raw blustery day in the high country mantle of grey-black clouds hung at tree-top level. The blue-green branches of the conifers were covered with powdery white snow that sifted down on the three inches of powder covering the ground. Click here

What should you do if lost or stranded

"What should you do if lost or stranded" Do you know the difference between "lost" and "stranded?" Lost is not knowing where you are nor which way you should go. Stranded is [usually] knowing where you are but no one else seems to know where you are. Now according to most survival books, websites and search & rescue (SAR) teams... Click here

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Survival Seeds: And man’s dependence on Technology

"Survival Seeds: And man’s dependence on Technology" When Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Arnie got together in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the movie brought an interesting fact about how mankind’s vulnerability lay deep in their greatest strength: technology. Our dependence on technology is growing day-by-day, and it’s getting to be a bit too much, honestly. No one uses a normal cell phone anymore but they have the need for a smart phone that does anything but wash your butt. (And I’m sure they come up with something like that!) Click here

Snakebite? Cream Could Raise Survival Chances

"Snakebite? Cream Could Raise Survival Chances" A chemical compound that is used on heart patients may raise chances of survival for snakebite victims, Australian scientists said on Monday. In a paper published in Nature Medicine, the researchers said the chemical nitric oxide can slow down by as much as 50 percent the time it takes for snake venom to enter the bloodstream. Click here

Learn how to prepare survival food

"Learn how to prepare survival food!" Your survival may depend on preparing in advance for catastrophe. One thing you may want to do is to learn your wild plants and which ones are edible. Click here

Wilderness Survival Priorities

"Wilderness Survival Priorities" If you ever find yourself in a wilderness survival situation you must think carefully and prioritize your actions. These 7 wilderness survival priorities are a good reference that I learned years ago in Scouts. Click here

Home Security: Securing Doors

"Home Security: Securing Doors" By Ira A. Lipman. The easiest way for someone to enter your home is simply to open an unlocked door. In fact, this is the way that many houses are illegally entered. Very few families take the number one precaution of locking exterior doors at all times, whether someone is at home or not. Children who are in and out of the house all day leave doors unlocked, as do people who step next door for a neighborly visit. Click here

Home Security: Securing Windows

"Home Security: Securing Windows" By Ira A. Lipman. The primary aim of window precautions is to secure permanently every window that is not needed for ventilation. Windows that are used for ventilation or as an emergency exit, particularly those on the ground floor, should be secured by the installation of key-operated locks, which are easily available from hardware stores and locksmiths. Click here

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Why Every Home and Business Should Own a Weather Alert Radio

"Why Every Home and Business Should Own a Weather Alert Radio" By Jeffery K. Hunt. One of the most important factors in survival of a weather related disaster is early awareness of severe weather conditions, their current location, and expected path of travel. Although weather alert radios have been available for quite some time, the technologies and tower locations have been much improved in recent years. Most of population of the United States can receive these transmissions using a weather alert radio. Click here

Category 7 The End of the World

"Category 7: The End of the World" It has been some time since we watch any of the popular disaster movies so here is one from 2005. This 4 hour movie was originally broadcast on television so on some of the sets you will see previews from various parts of the movie. Enjoy. Click here

Survival in the Desert

"Survival in the Desert" There are over fifty major deserts throughout the world. These deserts are known for their inadequate rainfall, high temperatures, strong winds, and intense evaporation. Lack of moisture in the soil and low humidity results in sunlight penetrating the ground. Even in the shade, you can reach temperatures as high as 131 degrees Fahrenheit. Unless you are in the gambling city of Las Vegas, Nevada, being unprepared in these living conditions are fatal. Click here

Where Framers of the Constitution Fell Short

"Where Framers of the Constitution Fell Short" By Ryan Teague Beckwith. Shortly before he took the U.S. citizenship exam in 1947, eccentric Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel sat down to read the Constitution. Click here

Just ask your baker

"Just ask your baker" By Joseph Parish. During one of my biology classes in college we were asked to analyze the ingredients which were found in a simple, common, everyday food. Much to my surprise was one of the ingredients which I found contained in a loaf of bread. Click here

Monday, July 4, 2011

Be very afraid of the tiny Bugs

"Be very afraid of the tiny Bugs" By Joseph Parish. Like a scene from a modern science fiction movie the military is now researching and building miniature unmanned drones. These small insect sized machines are as capable of doing their job as are their full size cousins as they search the skies of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Should we be afraid? Perhaps we should be. Click here

Congress pay attention and save some money

"Congress pay attention and save some money" By Joseph Parish. With an August 2nd deadline forthcoming for our nation’s debt ceiling decisions, there are a few straightforward approaches which congress should consider in order for us to save our country money. As a start towards offsetting the 2.4 trillion dollar anticipated budget we could start by elimination some high maintenance programs. Click here

Bug-out Guns

"Bug-out Guns" by John B. Snow. The perfect survival gun doesn’t exist. There are so many survival scenarios that might crop up that no one firearm can be expected to handle every contingency better than all its peers. But you can tailor your personal “bug-out” guns to the situations you’re most likely to encounter, whether it’s in the Brooks Range in Alaska or in the dark hallways of your house in the dead of night. Common to all survival guns, however, is the need for rugged dependability, and by that standard the firearms listed here measure up. Click here

Thursday, June 30, 2011

What’s in the Biker’s Survival Kit

"What’s in the Biker’s Survival Kit?" There are instances, when bikers are faced with infuriating problems while in the middle of an exciting expedition. Even little aberrations piss us off. Small discrepancies annoy us. Thus, these occurrences must be avoided. How? - Simply, by carrying a survival kit. So, what’s inside the kit? Click here

Storm Survival Necessities

"Storm Survival Necessities" By Jim Corkern. Preparing for a hurricane can be some hectic business, but compiling a list of things that you will need during the storm if you are planning on staying home is the easiest way to sort this mess out. Click here

Frog Gigging

"Frog Gigging" Here is a simple skill that you should learn just in case you need to hunt frogs. By the way those legs fried up are one of life's better gourmet meals. Click here

Finding Water in Nature

"Finding Water in Nature" by Robert Wayne Atkins. There are many ways to find water in an emergency condition. Here are just a few that are at your disposal. Click here.

Grand ol’ Granola

"Grand ol’ Granola" By Joseph Parish. One of my favorite types of breakfast foods has always been Granola. All around America and the world an early morning meal of Granola is blissfully enjoyed by many every day of the year. The problem with the usual ingredients often found in this cereal such as honey, nuts, and rolled oats or occasionally rice is that it can be rather boring right from the package. Granola is particularly favored by campers, hikers and preppers as it is high in calories, lightweight and stores easily for a long period of time. Click here

Monday, June 27, 2011

How To Survive A Gunshot Wound

"How To Survive A Gunshot Wound" by Tim MacWelch. In 2010, British Army Lance Corporal Luke Reeson was shot in the face by the Taliban in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. The bullet ricocheted off his body armor, smashing into his lower cheek and back out through his mouth. Instead of going into shock, or giving in to panic, Corporal Reeson spat out the bullet and walked two miles to get help. Click here

Troubled days ahead for our military

"Troubled days ahead for our military" By Joseph Parish. As of this posting I am confident that most of my readers are most likely aware the Secretary of Defense Gates has recommended that our nations CIA Director Leon Panetta serve as his impending replacement. Naturally, it will be Panetta’s responsibility to pursue the White Houses plans to slash $400 billion from the defense budget within the next dozen years. Click here

Urban Survival

"Urban Survival" By Brian Schultz. Most of the articles I have written have been on the subject of wilderness survival, however, I have noticed that lately most of the survival scenarios we have seen on the news have been based on an urban survival. In this article I will discuss some of the gear that will help you survive. Click

Mission Impossible? American treasure hunter launches search for Bin Laden's body in depths of North Arabian Sea

"Mission Impossible? American treasure hunter launches search for Bin Laden's body in depths of North Arabian Sea" By Mark Duell. Some may have thought we would never discover the Titanic, but this is an even more ambitious search. Treasure-hunter Bill Warren, of California, is reportedly launching an underwater search to find the body of former Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. Click here

Friday, June 24, 2011

What is going on here?

"What is going on here?" By Joseph Parish. I just completed an evening of coffee drinking with my friend Wayne who mention that Mountain House Foods are at this time not selling #10 can products to the common man, i.e. you and I. Out of pure curiosity I paid a visit to their web site and this is the message that greeted me. Click here

Back to the basics Part 1 Herbal remedies

"Back to the basics Part 1 Herbal remedies" Tauna Pierce. Sometimes we get busy in our modern world and tend to forget that nature once provided everything a body needed for nourishment and healing. All the food humans ever needed to achieve optimum health was once found growing wild in our forests and fields – or grazing on it. Click here

Recipes using Powdered Milk

"Recipes using Powdered Milk" Adding powdered milk to recipes inexpensively adds extra protein and calcium. This article lists some uses and a few recipes as well. Click here

Top 10 Things You Should Do Now to Get Ready for Storm Season

"Top 10 Things You Should Do Now to Get Ready for Storm Season" Assemble an emergency "storm kit." Include a battery-powered radio or television, flashlight, a first-aid kit, battery-powered or windup clock, extra batteries, special needs items, an insulated cooler and a list of important and emergency phone numbers. Click here