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Making Fire With Flint/SteelMaking Fire With Flint/Steel In this method of fire-making, sparks are shaved off a piece of steel by striking it briskly with a piece of flint or other rock. In actual use, the steel is struck against the flint, since it's usually easier to do it that way. A piece of char-cloth is held against the flint (or other rock) to catch the sparks. Once a...

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Putting Together Your First B.O.BPutting Together Your First B.O.B Picking your gear for your emergency bag is important. Some of the equipment out there looks really impressive but isn't all that well made. If you spend your money well and buy the right kind of gear, you should be able to make a pretty decent preparedness bag. Here are some suggestions for gear that is of good quality,...

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How To Avoid EMP DamageHow To Avoid EMP Damage Here are some things you should know about EMP damage. 1.A regular lightning arrestor reacts too slowly to protect against EMP. You need one that reacts within 2 nanoseconds. Look at the specification labels on any power strip you buy. Some will match this standard. There are several [caption id="attachment_209" align="alignright"...

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Making a Sand FilterMaking a Sand Filter Slow Sand Filters If you use surface water sources for household use, slow sand filtration - or more accurately biologically active filtration - may be an effective choice for water treatment. Slow sand filters can remove up to 99.99 percent of turbidity, bacteria, viruses, and Giardia lamblia cysts without the need for...

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Building a Survival KitBuilding a Survival Kit 1. COMPONENTS FOR A SURVIVAL KIT a. The environment is the key to the types of items you will need in your survival kit. How much equipment you put in your kit depends on how you will carry the kit. A kit on your body will have to be much smaller than one carried in a vehicle. b. Always layer your survival kit, keeping...

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Feinstien/Boxer Pause for Safety Gun law

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Dianne FeinstienSenator Barbara Boxer proposed the Pause for Safety Act last Friday, which under certain circumstances would grant law enforcement greater power to confiscate firearms, as well as allow family members to prevent someone close to them from being allowed to purchase a firearm.
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Power Outage Planned for Monday

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I had a reader of the page tell me about a massive power outage scheduled for 12-15 (next week). I’m generally skeptical on stuff like this so I started looking around. to see what I could find before this turned into a big ball of fear. There seems to be (as many times is the case) some truth to the stories, but not all truth. Here’s what I’ve found.
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25 D.I.Y Prepper Projects

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F8VYXH3HET2TJNS.LARGEI believe in the saying ‘practice makes perfect’ While looking through this site, I came across this article and was inspired to likewise put together a list of quick and easy projects that can be done in a weekend. Here are projects you can do around the house to get yourself acclimated to using these tools, see what they will and won’t do and how they can help you. Most of these would be pretty good for kids projects too

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Companion Planting

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companion-plantingThe following is a list of vegetable and herbs which grow well together and protect one another from insect attack. Many herbs are natural insect repellents that can keep your garden bug free and reduce or eliminate the need for potentially harmful pesticides.

By using Companion Planting, many gardeners are discovering that they can discourage garden pests without harming helpful insects such as bees and ladybugs. Some herbs, through their odors or root secretions, will deter pests naturally. An added bonus is; these same herbs, planted as companions in your garden, will season the fruits and vegetables of your labor.

Some herbs even improve the flavor or growth rate of their companion vegetables. Companion planting is the ultimate way to bring the balance of nature into your garden. Just do your best to match the suitable herb with the suitable plant and the rest will follow.

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U.S. Army Ranger Manual

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cccttU.S. Army Training manual SH 21-76 Army Ranger Handbook.
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Attacks on 2nd Amendment

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ar15If you have not been watching, there have been multiple states that have started and in some cases completed full assaults on the 2nd amendment with restrictive bills.

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Camping Bag Preparations

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I am preparing for a camping trip in the next month or so. This is going to be a primitive camping trip with at least 2, maybe 4 people in Ocala National Forest. This is to be 4 days, with nothing but what we have on our backs. Right now we’re getting gear together to work on practicing skills, enjoying the weather..etc. I’ve been camping with these guys before, but generally its on a defined camp site, within short walk if any walk at all to a freshwater spigot, toilets, parking..etc.  This time we just want to go out further into the sticks. Right now we’re looking at a couple different trails, the smallest one being 8 miles, but the longest one being something like 24 miles.

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Safe Living In Your Manufactured Home

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manufactured-homeThe most important feature of any home is something you might not see when you walk through the door. But it could save your life. It’s safety. And it comes in all shapes and sizes: smoke detectors; fire extinguisher; escape routes; carefully maintained heating and electrical systems and knowing what to do and where to go in case of fire, flood, tornado or other disaster.
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U.S. Army Survival Manual Requirements for Health

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To survive, you need water and food. You must also have and apply high personal hygiene standards.

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NOAA National Weather Service Frequencies by State

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Weather RadioNOAA Weather Radio broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day. Known as the “voice of the National Weather Service,” NOAA Weather Radio is provided as a public service by the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The NOAA Weather Radio network has more than 425 stations in the 50 states and near adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and U.S. Pacific Territories. What’s the weather? Thanks to NOAA Weather Radio, you’ll always have the answer to that question and access to potentially life- saving emergency information whenever you need it. When you purchase a NOAA Weather Radio receiver, you are purchasing part of the National Weather Service network. The network is constantly upgrading its technology to provide the best weather reporting service possible for the nation.For less than the cost of a new pair of shoes, you can own a special weather radio that provides instant access to the same weather reports and emergency information that meteorologists and emergency personnel use—information that can save your life!
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