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Related:  Survival Skillsanhellica - Safe Rooms, Storm Shelters, Tornado Shelters, Oklahoma Safe Rooms, Oklahoma Storm Shelters, Oklahoma Tornado Shelters Preparing a Wild Turkey Intro: Cleaning Your Wild Turkey You have finally achieved a successful turkey hunt and the most difficult part is over. But, there is still a lot of work to do cleaning the bird to get it ready to be put in the freezer. One of the most common questions and concerns of new turkey hunters is how to clean a turkey after they have shot it. Step 1: Make a Decision The cleaning or field dressing process begins right after you shoot your bird. Make a decision immediately about whether you will have the turkey mounted. You might also consider how you plan on cooking the turkey. At this point , you have basically three options for continuing cleaning your wild turkey. Prepare bird for the taxidermist.Field dress the bird if it’s hot or you’re a long way from home.Wait until you get home before proceeding with cleaning the bird. Preparing Your Wild Turkey for the Taxidermist Before the Hunt Shooting the Bird When you harvest a bird, always try for a clean head and neck shot. After the Shot

The Most Frequently Overlooked Long-Term Survival Items by Robert Wayne Atkins The Most Frequently Overlooked Items for Long-Term Hard Times Survival Copyright © December 1, 2008 by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. All Rights Reserved. One of the suggestions that is frequently mentioned on a variety of internet forums is to purchase "trade or barter items" before the hard times begin. In my opinion a better strategy would be to simply invest your money in the things you know you will need. With these thoughts in mind the following list of items may be things that you may not have previously considered but which would probably be very useful during a hard times tragedy event. The following list does not include the obvious survival necessities such as food, heirloom vegetable seeds, water filters, medical and first aid supplies, and self-defense weapons. List of Frequently Overlooked Items Free Empty Reusable Food Grade Containers - such as plastic soda bottles, glass juice bottles with screw on caps, glass food jars with screw on lids.

Emergency Communication & Ham Radio Emergency Communication is probably one of the least talked about aspects of preparedness, but in my opinion, it’s something that you can’t afford to overlook. Read the full story » In a survival situation, knowledge is going to be a critical factor in determining the outcome of your situation. Don’t underestimate the power of communication, and the importance of staying informed. Read the full story » You need to develop an Emergency Communications Plan, and everyone in your family needs know how to use it. Read the full story » Ham Radio plays a very important role in emergency communications and preparedness. Read the full story » Our Ham Radio Cheat Sheet with HF, UHF & VHF Frequencies, Q Codes, the Phonetic Alphabet and Morse Code Read the full story »

Preps: Evacuation Plan We're now half way through posting about the 12 Impacts you should plan for in your preps. As we've stated before, in our view, Emergency Preparedness needs to focus more on limiting negative impacts to disasters than on preparing for specific events (earthquake, hurricane, etc.). We discussed that philosophy and those Twelve Impacts in an earlier post. At this mid-point, we're going to take another detour, but a very closely related one. Today, we'll cover developing an Evacuation Plan In February, we did a post on Shelter-In-Place (SIP). Because the thought process and equipment needed for an evacuation are much more extensive and critical than it is for a SIP plan - you're leaving the majority of your "stuff" behind - we'll be breaking this into two posts. Today, we'll cover the Bug-Out-Bag (BOB) Contents and your Evacuation Checklist. As with SIP, your plan is based upon a simple, easy to use checklist. BOB Contents There is an almost religious fervor as to what should be included!

Big Berkey Water Filter | Home Water Filters & Purifiers | Berkley Water Filters | Big Berkey | Berkley Water Filters and Purifiers No Scam Urban Survival Guide - Urban Survival Skills Every emergency situation requires different skills to cope with the crisis. Being prepared is essential to your survival. The following is the most basic urban survival skills that every urban survivalist should know, and practice in order to be prepared for survival. The Basics (Wilderness Survival Skills are the fundamental skills that should be learned for every survival situation) Urban Survival This urban survival guide is divided in two sections; Street Skills and Home Preparedness. Street Skills Learning Lifesaving Skills Be prepared; take the time to learn vital survival and lifesaving skills before you need it! Keeping Fit You should also keep fit; join a local gym or build a home gym and work out three times a week. Know Your Environment Be prepared; take the time to learn your area, what type of people live there and where. Keeping your Wits The single most important skill for the urban survivalist is the will to survive. Think before you react! Home Preparedness

CODY LUNDIN: outdoor survival,  primitive living skills, and urban preparedness courses Adventures in Field Botany / Illustrated-Glossary Leaf Morphology: Phyllode/ Cladode: modifyed stems that act as leaves. Ensiform: leaves sharp edges, taper into a slender point (fern) Stellate: hairs come up like fingers. Peltate: "petiole joins to the center" in leaves. Glossary of Terms: WHORLED - more than two (2) opposite leaves. OPPOSITE - leaf nodes are on opposite sides of twig. ALTERNATE - leaf nodes alternate in pattern along branch. DECUSSATE - Arranged on a stem in opposite pairs at right angles to those above or below, resulting in vertical rows of leaves. PALMATE - consisting of leaflets or lobes radiating from the base of the leaf. CAPSULE - a hollow dry fruit with 3+ locules (chambers) Dehiscent = splits open to release the seed. Indehiscent: remaining closed, do not split open at maturity. Capsule Types- Dehiscent: Capsule breaks to release fruit Indehiscent: This is a drupe, no hard capsule that is made to split open A walnut is a drupe fruit. OVATE (ovoid) OBOVATE (obovoid) ELLIPTICAL Root Index Tuberous Roots: ex- Sweet Potato