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Whether hunting for food or as a form of outdoor entertainment, hunting is a wonderful sport. However, hunting is also very dangerous on so many levels. The best way for hunters to avoid serious problems and accidents is through preparedness. Here are 10 tools every hunter should take with them on the hunt. 1. First-Aid KitIf nothing else is taken, a first-aid kit is a must. The handling of guns and bows is extremely dangerous. The environment is fraught with danger. Wild animals are also dangerous to pursue. If all of these factors are combined, the possibility of injury becomes infinitely...

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Posted: October 30, 2014, 7:31 pm
I can imagine that my inbox will probably be flooded with those of you who disagree with me, but even if we find ourselves in the middle of an all-out TEOTWAWKI societal collapse scenario, I'm still not throwing away my smart phone. There are those of us in the Prepper / Survivalist subculture who are hell-bent on preparing for a life where we are thrown back to 17th century technology, but unless every electronic component around gets fried in some sort of solar geomagnetic storm, I can still find value in this amazing little piece of technology. Obviously, I have to have a way to keep the...

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Posted: October 29, 2014, 7:46 pm
Recently, two stories caught my attention, both of which are accounts of amazing bravery and valor that would make me proud to meet either of the individuals involved. One got some attention in the media and the other was largely ignored, but I wanted to take this opportunity to shine a light on the kind of behavior that all of us should be exhibiting. First, there was one name mentioned in the flurry of news reports about the recent school shooting in Seattle that got lost in the chaff a bit and deserves to be spoken aloud vigorously and often in remembrance of her actions: Megan...

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Posted: October 28, 2014, 7:16 pm


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Posted: October 28, 2014, 6:35 pm
How's that for an eye-catching title, eh? Well, first off it's real; and secondly, I don't know whether to be utterly impressed or roll my eyes at the absurdity. The folks at Tiger Log Cabins are actually selling a kit for a Zombie Fortification Cabin, and I've got to admit that I kind of like it. It's a two-bedroom, beautifully-finished, log cabin with a built-in garage and storage space (armory/pantry?) in addition to the perfunctory living and sleeping areas you would expect with any kind of kit, and it even has a large observation deck on the roof and a small, secure courtyard for...

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Posted: October 27, 2014, 6:06 pm
A number of plot points will inevitably be revealed in the course of these writings.  My intent is to review this program from the perspective of the Doomer / Prepper / Survivalist community, but, to do that effectively, some things have to be explained in greater detail than I might normally prefer in a review.  As a result, spoilers will follow.  You have been warned.  In truth, you might more accurately describe these posts as in-depth discussions of certain aspects of each episode with an emphasis on how the character's actions might be applicable in a real-life...

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Posted: October 27, 2014, 7:15 am
A number of plot points will inevitably be revealed in the course of these writings.  My intent is to review this program from the perspective of the Doomer / Prepper / Survivalist community, but, to do that effectively, some things have to be explained in greater detail than I might normally prefer in a review.  As a result, spoilers will follow.  You have been warned.  In truth, you might more accurately describe these posts as in-depth discussions of certain aspects of each episode with an emphasis on how the character's actions might be applicable in a real-life...

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Posted: October 27, 2014, 7:15 am
A number of plot points will inevitably be revealed in the course of these writings.  My intent is to review this program from the perspective of the Doomer / Prepper / Survivalist community, but, to do that effectively, some things have to be explained in greater detail than I might normally prefer in a review.  As a result, spoilers will follow.  You have been warned.  In truth, you might more accurately describe these posts as in-depth discussions of certain aspects of each episode with an emphasis on how the character's actions might be applicable in a real-life...

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Posted: October 27, 2014, 7:14 am
A number of plot points will inevitably be revealed in the course of these writings.  My intent is to review this program from the perspective of the Doomer / Prepper / Survivalist community, but, to do that effectively, some things have to be explained in greater detail than I might normally prefer in a review.  As a result, spoilers will follow.  You have been warned.  In truth, you might more accurately describe these posts as in-depth discussions of certain aspects of each episode with an emphasis on how the character's actions might be applicable in a real-life...

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Posted: October 27, 2014, 7:11 am
A number of plot points will inevitably be revealed in the course of these writings.  My intent is to review this program from the perspective of the Doomer / Prepper / Survivalist community, but, to do that effectively, some things have to be explained in greater detail than I might normally prefer in a review.  As a result, spoilers will follow.  You have been warned.  In truth, you might more accurately describe these posts as in-depth discussions of certain aspects of each episode with an emphasis on how the character's actions might be applicable in a real-life...

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Posted: October 27, 2014, 6:33 am
It seems as though every few months some new financial guru pops on to the scene and gives us dire warnings of an impending collapse of the economic system. All of them are convincing and all of them predict their particular catastrophe to occur in just a few months, so allow me to say up front that I am not necessarily endorsing the claims being made here. Rather, I'm only passing on information that I believe could be pertinent, because it did set my teeth on edge just a bit hearing it myself. I think the thing that causes this particular prediction to get under my skin a little more than...

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Posted: October 26, 2014, 11:39 pm
As I promised you readers in a previous post a few days back, this article will attempt to take a more in-depth look and outline a few things that all of us can easily accomplish in order to better prepare ourselves for and severely limit the odds of our contracting Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. As it stands, we currently find ourselves in what can only be thought of as a holding pattern. To date, individuals here in the United States who are confirmed to have contracted the Ebola virus were healthcare workers, who who got it by treating a patient. As for everyone else who worked in the care of...

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Posted: October 25, 2014, 12:23 am
Part One of this article can be read by clicking the link provided. Before I go any further, please understand that what I am going to write here should not in any way indicate my belief that the current Ebola outbreak will actually amount to a full-blown pandemic. It is something I believe bears watching, however, and it is useful to us in that – Ebola or no Ebola – thinking about what could occur during a fully realized disease pandemic and attempting to prepare for it is something we should all strive toward. Even the most conservative epidemiologists agree that it is not a matter of "if"...

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Posted: October 24, 2014, 7:34 pm
The PrepperFest Expo 2014 will be held in Scottsdale Arizona this weekend. Hours will be 9 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, 25 October and 9 AM to 4 PM on Sunday, 26 October. In attendance will be The Berkey Guy and Dr. Prepper, among many others. The event will include its own farmers market and petting zoo as well as over 160 exhibitors and in the neighborhood of 50 educational seminars. If you are anywhere near Scottsdale Arizona, consider taking a drive down. It is sure to be a big event.

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Posted: October 24, 2014, 6:15 pm
Picture this: a disease is ravaging the entire country and perhaps even the world. It could be Ebola or influenza or something we haven't even seen yet. None of that really matters. Regardless of just exactly which microscopic killer we are talking about, what really matters is that the results will likely be the same, depending only on the level of seriousness of the pandemic rather than which disease causes it. What I intend to impress upon you in these articles is that, no matter how virulent or deadly the disease in question happens to be, there is a real chance you could lose your life...

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Posted: October 23, 2014, 7:56 pm
The Blaze ran an interesting article early Monday morning that touched on a subject I have been thinking about a lot recently, namely the subtle changes in language when it comes to how the CDC talks about the Ebola virus in their efforts to keep people informed. I am well aware that some folks may not read that publication or put much faith in it as a result of the source, but this particular article includes actual screenshots of tweets sent out by the CDC and other health officials through official channels that clearly show a discrepancy in what the American public has been told over the...

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Posted: October 22, 2014, 6:34 pm
A number of plot points will inevitably be revealed in the course of these writings.  My intent is to review this program from the perspective of the Doomer / Prepper / Survivalist community, but, to do that effectively, some things have to be explained in greater detail than I might normally prefer in a review.  As a result, spoilers will follow.  You have been warned.  In truth, you might more accurately describe these posts as in-depth discussions of certain aspects of each episode with an emphasis on how the character's actions might be applicable in a real-life...

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Posted: October 22, 2014, 5:17 am
I've spoken many times, here on Backwoods Survival Blog, about the importance of making emergency preparedness part of how you live your life. I am the same in my everyday life. Like I'm sure a lot of you have also experienced, some people listen while others ignore you, but I am happy to say that I have reached a handful of people. Recently, I mentioned an email conversation I'd had with a friend who was asking for advice on what he needed to go out and purchase by way of being prepared in case the Ebola outbreak becomes an all-out pandemic and either martial law is declared or if he simply...

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Posted: October 21, 2014, 7:38 pm
Recently, I received an email from a friend of mine with whom I have had extensive conversations about emergency preparedness and who is – thankfully – not one of the Sheeple. This guy gets it and has already started down the path of getting better prepared, but he wanted me to give him some advice about what would be needed in order for he and his family to "Bug-In" and quarantines themselves at home for a period of 30 days in the event the current Ebola outbreak escalates into a full-blown pandemic and we see martial law instituted, etc.. I'm going to write a much more extensive pandemic...

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Posted: October 18, 2014, 7:25 pm
Apparently now there is some corroborating evidence coming to light that makes it sound as though the current Ebola virus strain might actually be airborne at this point. You can ignore this information because of the website that published it if you still haven't caught on to the fact that network news media is a tool of corporations seeking profit and that alternative media is the only *REAL* news left to us. But what I would suggest is that you concentrate instead on the direct quotations contained within the text where medical experts and even the CDC's own documents and criteria are ...

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Posted: October 17, 2014, 7:36 pm
I'll be honest with you: the idea of pandemic disease is the one possible future threat that frightens me the most. There's just something about the idea of something that can invade your body without your knowledge, wreak havoc, and ultimately be your demise, while – even worse – using your bodily systems as the Petri dish it needs to possibly mutate and become even more dangerous, and use you as the vehicle through which it spreads itself to the people you love and have sworn to protect. In the long list of things that are often talked about in the Prepper / Survivalist community, I can't...

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Posted: October 16, 2014, 7:03 pm
A recent quote from one of my Professors: "Sadly, a high percentage of Americans do not know basic information about the Constitution. Here are some examples: 'What is the supreme law of the land?' Seventy-percent of the 1,000 citizens polled by Newsweek could not answer the 'Constitution.' Sixty-one percent didn't know that the length of a U.S. senator's term is six years, 63 percent couldn't name the number of Supreme Court justices on the bench (nine), and 86 percent didn't know that 435 members fill the U.S. House of Representatives. And finally, fifty percent could not name an...

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Posted: October 15, 2014, 7:37 pm
I must say that, of all the aspects of emergency preparedness, coming up with an everyday-carry (or EDC) kit for myself is something that I have never given a great deal of thought toward, but that is about to change. Have a look at the following very informative article below. I will personally be using it as a guidework for a DIY kit that I'm going to create for myself in the next few weeks and months. And, needless to say, I will document my assembling of his kit here on Backwoods Survival Blog. ----------The "Everyman" Every-Day Carry (EDC) Survival Kit: "I've seen dozens of Altoid Tin...

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Posted: October 14, 2014, 7:23 pm
I don't care how hard I try, I simply cannot bring myself to feel anywhere near as safe regarding Ebola as these people so desperately want me to. Maybe I'm crazy. Maybe I'm just a conspiracy-minded maniac, thinking tinfoil hat thoughts, but even the CDC admits that Ebola could very well become "the worst pandemic the world has seen since aids." Yet, they seem to be spending a lot of time and effort in the attempt to make sure we all know that it isn't an easy disease to contract. And, on the surface, that might very well be true. As it stands right now (and barring a mutation of the disease,...

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Posted: October 13, 2014, 7:03 am
It's a real shame that things have come to so sad a state over the years, until now finally this statement couldn't be more true. That's what happens when the media, once a service provided in return for free use of the airwaves, becomes a profit-seeking venture that contains more entertainment news than *REAL* news, and when the majority of major mainstream media outlets are owned by a cabal of conglomerate corporations eager to push their own agendas and hide inconvenient truths from the public.

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Posted: September 28, 2014, 10:19 pm




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