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I can appreciate both sides of the argument here (keeping your OPSEC in tact vs. choosing to open up) and it seems to me that The Patriot Nurse is having a heart-felt explanation about getting to know your neighbors and why sharing her preps with them may be a good idea. IMO, it might actually …

Continue reading Taking to your Neighbors and Sharing Your Stuff: Good Idea or Not? (video)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 18, 2014, 2:35 pm

You really should learn how to build a root cellar for SHTF grid down refrigeration, especially if you intend to garden too. It’s not going to be like your what you’re used to now but if you want to save that garden produce for a “rainy day” a root cell is about the best most …

Continue reading Root Cellars: Best Option for Grid-Down Refrigeration (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 18, 2014, 2:24 pm

Sleep deprivation is no joke. I know I am not a “happy camper” whatsoever if I don’t get my beauty rest. Some people are better at going without sleep than others and I am not one of them. If you are then great, but what if you (or your family members) are not? Sleep is …

Continue reading The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on SHTF (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 18, 2014, 2:14 pm

Seems my wife was right again: I really should eat my vegetables… especially the leafy green ones since they’re quite nutritious:

“Forget about iceberg lettuce. It’s one of the least nutritious vegetables you could eat. Iceberg lettuce is 95% water and low in pretty much every nutrient, even fiber. So why give it space in …

Continue reading Leafy Green Crops: Your Garden’s Superfood! (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 18, 2014, 2:04 pm

Just a little inspiration if you’re still on the fence about trying a vegetable garden this year:

“You don’t need to spend all that money for a few pieces of wood. For $25, you can build a raised bed vegetable garden WITH plants and grow enough food to make your money back in no time…”…

Continue reading How to Start A Vegetable Garden for $25 (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 18, 2014, 1:58 pm

If you want to prepare for SHTF or just like a hearty day’s work, you might be interested in some people-powered garden tools made by Hoss Tools…

Continue reading Hoss Planter Disc gang Gardening and Homestead Tools (video)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 18, 2014, 1:46 pm

Explains why an real C-A-T Tourniquet or SOFT-T Tourniquet should be a part of your preps and that a belt, no matter how tight you think you can get it, is NOT a proper substitute. Spend a few bucks and get something that can truly save a life:

“I recently read an article on a …

Continue reading Your Belt is NOT a Good Tourniquet! (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 17, 2014, 5:29 pm

I know I’ve posted videos on the topic before but this one’s a bit different in that it uses 3 terra cotta pots of different sizes to make the heater. Note that the link also includes a video on the build:

“No matter whether you are concerned about the heightened risk of social collapse or …

Continue reading Easy Terra Cotta Candle Heater DIY Project (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 17, 2014, 5:19 pm

It’s never occurred to me to wonder what it REALLY means to be food-safe… I just knew it was good for my long term food storage. There are actually a few criteria that packaging must meet:

“As a prepper, you are probably building a food storage program. If you buy all pre-packaged foods, you don’t …

Continue reading What Is Food Grade Packaging? The Details Matter… (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 17, 2014, 5:12 pm

It’s easy get long lengths of cordage tangled into a big mess… I know, I do it every time. In this video JJ shows how to hang paracord off of a tree to keep this from happening. Skip to the 1:15 mark to get to the tip…

Continue reading How To Hang Paracord Without Tangles (video)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 17, 2014, 3:08 pm

Although I prefer to build my own kits from scratch, this Best Glide Survival Kit (advanced version) may be a useful pre-built option if you’re feeling a little lazy today.

Continue reading Henry / Best Glide Ultimate Adventure Survival Kit: Best Sub-$100 Survial Kit? (video)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 17, 2014, 3:03 pm

This has been bothering me for some time now as it seems I’m always seeing people stating that you should NOT store brown rice because it will go bad within six months. I’m calling B.S. here!

In my experience, brown rice will not go bad that fast whatsoever. It’s similar to expiration dates on canned …

Continue reading Brown Rice Does NOT Go “Bad” in 6 Months!

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:00 pm

Here’s yet one more interesting way to re-purpose the common drinking straw into something useful…

Continue reading DIY Drinking Straw Tick Remover (video)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 16, 2014, 3:53 pm

This is a no B.S. discussion on dealing with significant wounds during a SHTF scenario. While a good reference, I might also suggest you purchase The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Wounds: What to Do When There Is No Doctor by Dr. Hubbard [Kindle ed.] of TheSurvivalDoctor.com as a handy reference on the topic:

“Wound Closure …

Continue reading Wound Closures When SHTF: Straight to the Point! (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 16, 2014, 3:38 pm

We’ve used essential oils for a few of these ideas in the past but there’s quite a few I wasn’t aware of, including for runny noses (and other health issues), for a variety of skin conditions, and to increase fresh produce longevity, among others:

“When someone mentions the word “Lemon”, I immediately think “fresh, clean …

Continue reading 33 Awesome Uses of Lemon Essential Oil (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 16, 2014, 3:28 pm

This post is about the scenario where food is super scarce and everyone in town is virtually starving to death but you still look nice and plump… from eating all of your food storage! Makes a case for cutting back a little:

“Okay, the title is a bit misleading, its more like a good reason …

Continue reading Why You Should NOT Eat Your Long Term Food Storage (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 16, 2014, 3:10 pm

I’ve used Aquamira’s Chlorine Dioxide water treatment in the past for my 55-gallon barrel water storage and I think it works fine. Honestly, however, I’ve also stored water without any treatment whatsoever and without any problems (that I’m aware of). If you’re more paranoid than most and don’t want to mess with changing out your …

Continue reading 5 Year Water Storage: How to (video)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 16, 2014, 2:59 pm

Seems even emergency first aid changes from time to time. Glad I watched this…

Continue reading Why NOT to Use Pressure Points for Massive Bleeding (video)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 16, 2014, 2:53 pm

Once you get a solar setup beyond a single battery and solar panel you will quickly find out that moving it around is a major chore! The following briefly shows a “solar wagon” that allows you to move your solar power setup around relatively easily. Note: there’s a link to the company that will sell …

Continue reading Solar Wagons: Self-Contained Off Grid Portable Power (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 15, 2014, 3:26 pm

Though not all survival-related, this is a fun post on nearly two dozen ways to turn a simple altoids tin can into something cool! From a mini fishing kit to survival kit, mini BBQ and smore’s snack kit, I’m sure you’ll find something great to try and share:

“Altoids have been freshening bad breath since …

Continue reading 22 Manly Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin! (link)

Author: millenniumfly
Posted: April 15, 2014, 3:18 pm




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