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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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Remember the Word “Survival”

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SURVIVAL ACTIONS

(From Survival Manual; John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Ft. Bragg, NC)

1-1. The following paragraphs expand on the meaning of each letter of the word survival. Study and
remember what each letter signifies because some day you may have to make the word work for you.
S—Size Up the Situation
1-2. If you are in a combat situation, find a place where you can conceal yourself from the enemy.
Remember, security takes priority. Use your senses of hearing, smell, and sight to get a feel for the

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battlespace. Determine if the enemy is attacking, defending, or withdrawing. You will have to consider
what is developing on the battlespace when you make your survival plan.

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Al-Qaeda threats trigger worldwide alerts for U.S. travelers.

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A global travel alert issued Friday by the State Department warned al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks, a threat that prompted Sunday’s closure of 21 embassies and consulates.

The U.S. government’s actions are in response to growing intelligence that shows a potential for attacks in Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East as well as North Africa, said U.S. officials who spoke to CNN on condition of not being identified.

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How the NSA Gets Away With Domestic Spying

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NSA Data Storage Installation

Newly leaked National Security Agency documents published by the Guardian reveal that the NSA can scour vast databases of personal information by searching for the names, email addresses and other identifiers of United States citizens.
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Homemade Granola Bar Recipes

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4ab630a00464200a89199fe740284a32I like granola bars. A good homemade granola bar can be very filling, easy to pack and you can pretty much make them with anything you want. Good for backpacking food or the school lunchbox. Here are a couple decent recipes for granola bars.

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Bitcoins Declared a Legitimate Currency

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bitcoin-logo-3dA federal judge has for the first time ruled that Bitcoin is a legitimate currency, opening up the possibility for the digital crypto-cash to soon be regulated by governmental overseers.

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20 Uses for Flour (Besides Cooking)

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wheat-flour-pricesEveryone has flour in their home and do not realize that there are more uses for this age old grain product besides cooking. Here are 20 alternative uses of flour
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Security Tips and Information

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how-to-protect-your-home-and-personal-information-from-thievesPeople do a lot of things almost automatically that they often don’t give a second thought to. Some things, however, can have a negative impact on your safety. For example:

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Gun Rights Group Loses Challenge to ATF Tracking Near Mexico

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guerilla-fighterA firearms group based three miles from the Connecticut school where 20 first-graders were massacred lost its bid to block U.S. efforts to track sales of military-style assault weapons in states bordering Mexico.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington today rejected arguments from the National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc. and two gun dealers that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ requirement that dealers in four states report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles violates a ban on creating a national firearm registry.
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Lawmakers facing recall bids over strict gun laws in Colorado

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0800A031COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –  A Democratic campaign office here usually would be quiet this time of year, a few weeks after the state’s legislature wrapped up work and lawmakers headed off to summer vacations.But even though it’s not an election year, the office is in full campaign mode, with volunteers working the phones and reviewing maps in anticipation of a new front of modern campaigning — the recall phase.

A handful of Democratic state lawmakers in Colorado face recall petition efforts in what looks to be the first wave of fallout over legislative votes to limit gun rights. In an era in which recall efforts are booming, from governor’s offices down to town councils and school boards, the Colorado efforts will serve as the first test of gun-rights groups’ ability to punish elected officials who expanded gun control laws after last year’s Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., shooting massacres.

In Colorado, gun-rights activists wasted no time seeking recalls to oust state Senate President John Morse and three other Democratic lawmakers. The targeted lawmakers weren’t necessarily the main advocates for ratcheting back gun rights, but all come from districts with enough Republicans to give opponents hope they can boot out the Democrats and replace them with lawmakers friendlier to guns. Colorado is the only state outside the East Coast to have adopted significant statewide gun controls this year.

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Make Your Own Babywipes

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3095909128_ecb5b1fdcaYou can make your own baby wipes. You can use something like paper towels if you just want to control what’s on the wipe and for budget reasons.

Or use cloth baby wipes (which can be washed along with your diapers).
When you use homemade baby wipes recipes you can either make your wipes solution in a bottle or put it right in the wipes container.
If you put it directly into the container your wipes are ready to go as soon as you need them. You may need to change your wipes every day using this method if you find they smell musty.
If you want to put the solution into a small bottle find an inexpensive spray bottle. You can find small ones in the health and beauty section of most drug stores or beauty supply stores. When you need to wipe your baby wet your cloth wipe with warm water and then give a spritz or two of your wipes solution.
You can keep a small container with a tight-fitting lid filled partway with water at your changing station if it is not near a sink. Then have your wipes stacked up and your wipes solution next to the water container at the changing table.

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