Choosing a Survival Knife - Survival Knives | Solomon Survival According to survival legend John "Lofty" Wiseman and countless other survivalist; a reliable survival knife is the single most important tool in your survival kit. There are many tasks you can perform in the wild to survive using ONLY a knife, so it stands to reason that choosing the right survival knife is probably the biggest decision you have to make regarding your survival gear. While not listed as one of the seven, it's almost universally accepted that a folding knife makes a poor choice as a survival knife. Even the strongest, well-built folding knife will be weak at the joint and far easier to damage than a fixed-blade survival knife. Folding knives are great backup knives or for fine work where you don't need a larger blade. Feature # 2 Size Most survival knives are between 5 and 12 inches. But, any larger than 10 inches and you are moving into parang/machete territory; unless you need to chop a lot of thick wood, you shouldn’t need a blade this long. Feature # 3 Blade Design
100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel | The Prepper JournalThe Prepper Journal During our boiling, broiling, blistering summer of 2012 here in the Missouri Ozarks, water was a topic of conversation wherever we went. Creeks and ponds dried up (some never recovered) and the water table dropped, forcing a few neighbors to have their well pumps lowered or to even have deeper wells drilled. Many folks shared memories of rain barrels, cisterns, hand pumps and drawing water with a well bucket as a child, usually on grandpa and grandma’s farm. Some said they’d never want to rely again on those old-time methods of getting water. But, at least they knew how it was done. It seems we have lost much practical knowledge in the last 50 or so years because we thought we’d never need it again. A tattered, 4-inch thick, 1909 book I happily secured for $8 in a thrift store reveals, among umpteen-thousand other every-day skills, how to make homemade water filters. The “wholesome” observation applies to plants, too. 100-year-old instructions Free online reading
38 Survival Downloads and Handbooks – Pioneering, SHTF, Engineering, Urban Gardening, Defense, and More Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Featured Articles, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net If you find this material helpful, please consider donating $1 or $2 to the website! Thanks! Field Manuals & Military Handbooks (.pdf Format) *New* > Internment and Resettlement Operations FM 3-39.40 Psychological Operations (PsyOps) AFDD 2-5-3 CBR Shelters ETL 1110-3-498 Map Reading & Navigation FM 3-25-26 Terrain, Maps, and Direction *New* > Aircraft Recognition FM44.80 Nuclear, Biological & Chemical (NBC) Field Handbook FM 3-7 Nuclear, Biological & Chemical (NBC) Protection FM 34 Military Chemical & Biological Agents and Compounds FM 3-9 Counterinsurgency Operations FMI 3-07.22 Updated: Counter Insurgency Tactics FM3.24.2 Survival, Evasion, Resistance, & Escape (SERE) AR350-30 US Army Ranger Handbook *New* > Special Operations – Using Pack Animals FM3.05.213 *New* > Special Operations – Caching Techniques TC.3129A Expeditionary Maneuver Warware
How To Be A World-Class Survivalist in 5 Simple Steps Joy Paley Activist Post With the recent econopocalypse, it’s no wonder that people are becoming more interested in what it would take to survive after our current society has undergone a major shift. After all, if something we thought was intrinsically stable—our financial sector, and the guarantee of ever increasing wealth—is actually pretty flimsy, well, a lot of other things can be brought into question too. Take out a seemingly small piece of the puzzle, like access to gasoline, and you find that your local grocery will run out of goods within 2 days. without the modern conveniences of society is a way to prepare yourself for these unpredictable shifts. 1. 2. 3. • Stock up a pantry of canned goods—think beans, tuna, veggies, fruit, and soups • Get bulk basics like oil, sugar, salt, peanut butter, rice, lentils, and any other grains you prefer • Pick up a rechargeable LED flashlight 4. 5. Joy Paley is a science and technology writer from Berkeley, California.
How To Make a Pocket Stove from a Soda Can Introduction: So I'm sure that all of you have seen some of the articles out there about making camping/hiking stoves out of a soda can. I look at them all the time, but they have one big flaw. Most of them don't have enough pictures, don't explain how the stove works, and have very vague directions. I am going to try to write an article that contains all of these things, and is easy to understand. The stove that I am going to show you to make can be used for camping, hiking, sitting around, making light, or just watching stuff burn.Instructions:Get two cans. Cut the bottom off of one of the cans. Do the same with the other can. On one of the cans, you should crimp the top. Put the two bottoms of the cans together. Use a thumbtack to place a small hole in the lip of the upper can. Repeat this every 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch all the way around the can. Place a small group of holes (I used seven) in the center of the can that you just poked the holes around.
The 10 Laws of Food Storage | PreparednessMama Overwhelmed with your preps? Here's what you really need to be prepared... The Mega List of Preparedness: 512 items the Ultimate Prepared Family Should Consider Stocking & Storing. We do not share email addresses 10 Drills To Make You A Skilled Concealed Carrier You’ve chosen to carry a weapon concealed for your personal protection and that of your family. But you’ve eschewed specialized training and chosen instead to rely upon your personal knowledge, the stuff you have read in written self-defense and firearm publications, and the common sense that has gotten you to this point in the first place. After all, mama didn’t raise a fool. You’ve been pretty successful at staying alive to this point, so the following is intended as a basic guideline to enhance your current set of skills. The following is what I call the 30-round defensive shooting scenario. Grab an IDPA target, 60 or 90 rounds and get to the range. This type of training is a live-fire exercise and should be performed where you can shoot without concerns for safety (and only after you are confident in your safety protocols). Drill 1 Take a position at 5 yards with a low-ready position (unholstered). Drill 2 Drill 3 Drill 4 Drill 5 Drill 6 Drill 7 Drill 8 Drill 9 Drill 10
Get Prepared: 122 Of The Best Prepper Websites On The Internet By Michael Snyder, on December 18th, 2014 Getting prepared for the chaos that is coming to America in the years ahead is not that complicated. Help is out there – if you know where to look. And it doesn’t have to be expensive either. In this article, I have put together a list of 122 of the best prepper websites on the Internet that will teach you how to prep for free. And sadly, the truth of the matter is that most Americans are not prepared for much of anything at this point. So needless to say, there is a great need to educate the general population about preparedness. Before we get to the list, I want to explain a few things about it. First of all, this is a list of sites that offer practical advice about prepping. I have also not included my websites The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News. In addition, I have only included websites that offer information for free. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.
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Start your food storage on $10 a week by Alan T. Hagan If Old Mother Hubbard had had a food storage program before she went to her cupboard her poor dog would have gotten his bone. Given the fact that her cupboard was bare it was probably because she didn't have the wherewithal to fill it. Finding the resources to put food by against troubled times is a common problem, but it is solvable, even for those of us on tight budgets. In fact, over the long term, the food storage program you start now will save you money. It is like starting a savings account. Despite what many believe, you don't have to spend large amounts of money on specially packaged foods to put away a sizable food store. Depending on what you decide is important to you, everything you will need for a complete food storage program can be had from your local grocer and, perhaps, some other local businesses. Preparing for what? Before buying anything you should sit down at the kitchen table with paper and pencil because you have some decision making to do. How do I pay for it?
10 Creative Block Breakers That Actually Work Doesn't matter what you call it: writer's block or creative block or simply "Where is my inspiration when I need it?!" All creative individuals find their work coming less easily at some times than others. That's when you need strategies, and plenty of them. There are at least 90 such tips, tools, and techniques in , edited by Alex Cornell, with a foreword by Erik Spiekermann. is a fresh compilation of practical, real world solutions offered by a range of creative individuals, including graphic designers, artists, writers, and photographers. The insights in this perkily designed, light-hearted, and useful little volume are sometimes amusing, often unexpected. to find it more compelling. Place an ink-stained handprint on its blankness so you have something to fix. You can't criticize the results. Consider this: "I'm not running out of ideas, just trying to push myself into better ones." in your episodes of creative block. to conceive of your blocks. , not just one. Blocked?
100 Items to Disappear First 100 Items to Disappear First 1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.) 2. Water Filters/Purifiers 3. From a Sarajevo War Survivor: Experiencing horrible things that can happen in a war - death of parents and friends, hunger and malnutrition, endless freezing cold, fear, sniper attacks. 1. Art of Manliness Zip ties are increasingly being used to restrain innocent folks in home invasion and kidnapping scenarios. With a quick Google search, you’ll see a number of situations where suspects used standard zip ties from the local hardware store to restrain their victims. We tried out all of these methods, and they all work. We even did it with the heavy duty variety, rated at 175 lbs. With a little bit of practice, it’s actually fairly easy to escape from zip ties, and you should be well-prepared should you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being illegally restrained by a home invader or other criminal with zip ties. The folks over at ITS Tactical have a great series of videos on how to escape from zip ties that, with their permission, we based this illustrated guide on. Illustrated by Ted Slampyak.