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Prepper Tips and Emergency Essentials

Emergency Essentials and Tips




What follows is actually a dare to get individuals to master something different. Certainly not just handbook researching but literally taking up new skill-sets. You may well wish to take up approximately two as well as three unique abilities annually.

Listed below are just a handful of recommendations in order to get you started off.

Important Medicinal Capabilities

Possibly a state-of-the-art CPR and first aid seminar, perhaps something a spot more extensive. Up to you.

Should you currently have the fundamentals addressed, possibly seek a skillful medicinal program, or perhaps something a bit much more assertive.

Survival Gardening

The apparent one. One we can always improve. Supposing that you really don’t have a vegetable garden this particular season, begin one.

In case you possess one, widen it, or even attempt fresh items. Perhaps you have actually never ever begun seeds in the past, or it’s possible you wish to attempt to produce one thing which perhaps ought not thrive around your region of the woodlands.

Regardless, attempt just one thing different here!

Fundamental Survival Building

Doing this might seem amusing, yet I feel lots of people ought to acquire a fundamental understanding of routine building ideas. I really don’t imply the skill in order to construct a major facility or perhaps a garage, however, having the ability to throw up a number of simple (notwithstanding wobbly) erections could come in beneficial. There certainly happen to be lots of publications which can be chosen on Amazon.com and also ebay.com.

Getting Started Beekeeping

Undoubtedly, beekeeping is really a rather awesome pastime, and also it’s just one having a variety of readiness features generally speaking.

You get good pollination. You can get this from other pollinators too, like Mason Bees, but there are other benefits.

Colony items, like honey as well as wax, happen to be a significant gain in day-to-day lifestyle, not to mention during any type of circumstance in which you ‘d want to improve your preparations. Some hive products you may have never heard of, such as Propolis, have massive benefits.

Foods and Nutrients Storage

Having an idea ways to keep, smoke, desiccate, ferment, or perhaps on the other hand safeguard foodstuff is actually one thing people ought to have an idea exactly how to perform. Supposing that you really don’t set this one within your checklist! Many times foodstuff conservancy products may be gotten throughout thrift establishments and at garage sales.

Finding Food in The Wild

How to fish Without having Equipment

Catching fish is the essential continuance ability and it’s the only one which anyone could be compelled to employ in case you’re actually caught outdoors in the backwoods and will need to scour to get your own foodstuff. That is most likely the one endurance concept wherein you could spot the devices around you, might you not actually come with outdoor tools on hand.

You could have to contrive to create your fishing rod, your string, your lures as well as bait, and your hook.

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Outdoor Survival, Food, Water, Shelter

Outdoor Survival making fire



Outdoor Survival Food For The Average

We are so accustomed to going to the fridge at home, and snatching a bite, or going through the neighborhood fast-food drive-through, that finding food in the wilderness looks frightening to many folks.

The great outdoors usually offers food choices that are nourishing if you find out where to look. These things might not taste as mouth-watering as a hamburger or steak made-to-order, yet they will supply vital nourishment as well as energy to make it through the day.

Basic Human Needs Indoors or Outdoors

It is well known that long before foodstuff winds up being an outright survival requirement, human beings have a basic need to get drinking water. If you have ever considered the situation where you are alone in the wild, water should be first located, then food and lastly shelter, unless conditions are extreme. Knowing the best methods to locate water, food, and shelter in the bush is important as an outdoor survival ability.

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Know the Area’s Plant Life

Plants are a form of nutrition if you know which ones are nutritious and safe to eat. Learn which plants are safe and also their nutritive components.

It is known that a few plants could be edible, while various many other plants are not. Focus on researching specific plants that are numerous in your area of traveling. Find out, which plants are harmless, as well as just what choices are dangerous in your area.

Amazon.com provides a good library of information on outdoor survival plants.

Research the Areas Animal Life

If have not stocked up on survival food, then animals are one more option for food. If you are alone in the wilderness, you could trap or hunt wild animals for food.

Fishing is an Alternative to Trapping Hunting Animals

If animal trapping and hunting isn’t your niche, fishing is an option. Like trapping and hunting, fishing needs some skill and a little bit of practice also. Learn from watching survival programs on TELEVISION, reading from publications or online, Learning from an experienced survivalist is another way to go.

It will be a smart idea to research the location you will be fishing in. Learning about the fish that are safe to consume, knowing the best ways to prepare the fish is helpful. Some fish are risk-free to eat raw. Others should be well cooked

No Game or Fish Obtainable

Insects and also worms are a few other forms of nourishment in the wild. There are some good survival programs on TV dealing with this topic.

To make it through, you will most likely need to open your mind to brand-new forms of food items that are initially unattractive to you. Overcoming the unsavory suggestion is among the most significant concerns for survivors; however it can be performed in an emergency, in fact, it may just be a matter of survival.

Sufficient planning for a wilderness survival situation is critical. Acquiring survival abilities are needed to acquire food, shelter and drinking water. Teach yourself about the nutritious alternatives discussed in this article. Once you are well-informed regarding the best ways to prepare the meals for eating and acquiring it, life could be just a little simpler in the wild.

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Lasagna Gardens, Worm Beds, and Other Fun Spring Prepper Projects


Lasagna Gardens, Worm Beds, and Other Fun Spring Prepper Projects

 

make a lasagna garden on top of sod and weeds, a fun prepper project
How to beat the undergrowth on your land and produce a garden for survival with this prepper project

 

Spring is here and if you are a prepper and worried about the coming  food inflation, then it is time for some planning.

Survival Diva shares her crash course for producing a garden on top of sod and weeds.

Learn how to prepare your ground for planting without cultivating or puling weeds. Learn about the ingredients and how they are layered for the best combination for good rich soil for planting.

There is a list items found in the kitchen for use as a layer along with other outdoor vegetation.

The article also talks about earth worms, the best type of worms and why. There are instructions how to make a worm farm

If you are lucky enough to have land to plant a good sized garden on, but you are no mood for soil tilling, check out this article by Survive the Coming Collapse.


 

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Smoking and Curing Wild Game, Fish and Fowl

Smoking and Curing Wild Game, Fish and Fowl

Fish and fowl - smoking and curing wild game
Preserving wild game by smoking and curing

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Welcome to this week’s Survive The Coming Collapse newsletter, brought to you by David’s often imitated, but never duplicated Urban Disaster Water Purification report. In it, you’ll learn how to take the nastiest water (even urine and sewage) and make it purer than freshly fallen Arctic snow using both store bought purifiers AND everyday, ordinary items that you will find lying around after a disaster. Don’t fool yourself by thinking that a cute little backpacking water filter will purify water that you’ll find in a town or city–urban water purification is a completely different ballgame and you can learn how to quickly and easily purify almost any water by getting the report >HERE< now.

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Preserving Food for Survival

Preserving food for survival – a news letter

Preserving Food for Survival
Emergency preservation and storage of food for when SHTF

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(1st of a 2 part series)

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Survival Diva here with part one of a two-part series on preserving food in a grid-down, SHTF scenario. Next week, we’ll get into smokehouses and curing wild game and fish.

A preparedness plan should always include the ability to preserve foods through one of many methods, including root cellars, hot beds, cold rooms, zeer clay pots, food dehydration and home canning.

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Surviving Winter: Wood Heat & Cook Stoves

Surviving Winter with a wood stove for heat and cooking

When SHTF, how will you be surviving winter
wood heat and cook stove – how will you be surviving winter when SHTF?

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It’s Survival Diva on a mission to make sure none of us becomes frozen, flesh-eating popsicles when winter comes post SHTF. When it comes to prepping, I can’t stress enough the importance of choosing appliances that run off a renewable fuel source, but just recently I discovered some of us might not be given a choice!

Just after Obama’s re-election, the EPA announced new restrictions on soot produced by industry smokestacks, diesel trucks and even ordinary sources like wood-burning stoves. The new standard reduces the legal limit for airborne fine-particle matter from 15 micrograms per cubic meter of air to 12 micrograms, which threatens the use of some woodstoves. If you are in the market for a wood stove, the news won’t be as devastating. You’ll be able to look for a model that meets this stringent standard. But if you, like multitudes of others, are using a wood stove that doesn’t adhere to this new regulation, it may cost you.

Let’s hope clearer heads prevail, and people who are barely scraping by—99% of the populace–will be allowed to heat our homes.

At the moment, most of us depend upon electricity or natural gas for heating and cooking. Those living rurally may use propane. There’s an intrinsic problem when depending on any of these sources. If the grid crashes, so may your ability to cook or heat your home.

In the case of propane, you will have a bit of wriggle room, but even then eventually the propane tank will empty and where will you turn?  For some, it may mean cooking over an open fire pit. That’s not ideal when hungry neighbors will be following the tantalizing smell of beans right to your front door.

The Reality of Propane

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Food Storage – What are your reasons – or not?

Food Storage is important in this economy:

Why food storage is a good reason for prepping. and how it may affect your future.
Is food storage in the plans when SHTF?

I am married to a wonderful wife of more than 30 years, we have had many ups and downs, disagreements and heated arguments, food storage being one of these discussions – and we have both been very frustrated at times.

Well, when I decided in 2009 to begin a food storage regimen, she was happy I had made that decision – to a point – she did not agree with me why we needed to store food. She just could not believe that anything more than inflation would be the problem – so, when we talked about the economy possibly collapsing and people losing their homes and going hungry and looking for “other peoples’ food to eat, well, she thought I was “fear mongering“.

With that being said – she is happy having the food, but, she just does not want to talk about it!

I fully believed our country was heading in the wrong direction economically and that inflation would be setting in going forward. Since I had started storing food early on, the prices have risen greatly since then. Fortunately, I started early enough to acquire a pretty good supply of canned goods, bottled water, and some rice, beans and powdered milk.

There are many different reasons why some people will not store food, some are like my wife who says “I cannot live daily in fear”, my opinion is that if you are somewhat prepared, that alone should eliminate much fear. Of course not all potential situations can be foreseen.

Churches do what they can to help in emergency situations, but they are limited by their own supply, and I believe that the people in charge of that food will be sure that they and their families are cared for first – in my opinion,  it is only right.

Then there are the people that believe they have a right to other peoples food, like the child who will move in with their parents, or, the parents who will move in with their children.

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Survival Cheese and Survival Bread

Survival Cheese and Survival Bread

How to prepare survival cheese and bread for the coming collapse
How to store survival cheese and bread

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Is Survival REALLY Survival without Cheese and Homemade Bread?

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the fundraising sale for victims and first responders helping with Sandy recovery efforts.  I’m glad to say that I rounded up the amount raised and sent $1,000 to The Church At The Gateway on Staten Island earlier this week.  If you participated, thank you.

If you’re not in the habit of coming back to the site every day, it would be a smart idea.  We’re posting a handfull of preparedness oriented news links, tactics, and techniques that we find valuable every day.

Survival Diva here to continue our discussion of how to store unrefrigerated staples. Having been brought up on an Alaskan homestead with no electricity or running water, self-sufficiency was ingrained in me at an early age, but even so, when I started serious prepping many years ago I had a difficult time figuring out how to safely store cheese and sourdough without refrigeration.

For the Love of Cheese

The first dilemma I tackled was how to avoid buying powdered cheese and still be able to store cheese for 23 people, long-term, without refrigeration. I searched off and on for months for a solution, and when I finally discovered the answer, it was amazingly simple. Like most food-related prepping dilemmas, our forefathers had already addressed the issue successfully for centuries, but sadly much of the information has been lost. Luckily, it turned out I didn’t have to look that far back. Today, Europeans still buy their cheese from food vendors that literally hang it, unrefrigerated, from the rafters. When they bring it home, it’s not always to tuck it safely away in a refrigerator. Many times the cheese remains unrefrigerated until it is consumed.

So, how do modern Europeans and our forefathers safely consume unrefrigerated cheese? The answer is to coat it with cheese wax! I could write a two-page exposé on how to coat cheese with cheese wax and store it safely for years (some claim 20 years or more). But if you’re anything like me, visuals help…a lot! It will give you the confidence you need to brave eating it yourself or serving it to loved ones without fear. I have stored cheese for many years, unrefrigerated, and have eaten it without any ill-effects. In fact, cheese will continue to age in its preserved state, so if you like a cheddar with a bite to it, you’re going to love this approach of preserving a staple few of us would want to be without. Here’s the best YouTube video I’ve found on preserving cheese, provided by katzcradul

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Store Eggs Long-Term Without Refrigeration!

Store Eggs Long-Term Without Refrigeration!

here we show you how to Store eggs long-term without refrigeration
How to store eggs long-term without refrigeration

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Also, check out something new David is offering on the forum; News & Views that will bring you news from around the web that relates to prepping.  To the extent that we’re able, we’ll be posting links to articles that we find important on a daily basis at SurviveTheComingCollapse.com.

Survival Diva here. The Mother of all Food Storage Myths started the ball rolling on myths we’ve come to take as gospel that are not always the best advice in a survival situation. Now it’s time to pick up the threads and discuss related myths, that when addressed, can get us past a long-term crisis much more comfortably.

Believe it or not you can store eggs, unrefrigerated, for 6 months or longer, and cheese for years when done properly. And there’s good news for those of you who have been looking for a solution for yeast’s relatively short shelf life…there is an easy work-around.

It all hinges on our forefathers wisdom that has been lost by most of us for one simple reason. We’ve always had the refrigerator! And we’ve learned to rely on the experts who tell us we’re all goanna die if we ever stray from keeping our food outside a refrigerator.

The good news is we don’t have far to go far to debunk most of what we are told with regards to living without traditional refrigeration and it goes back to our forefathers. They did quite nicely, even though they had to make it from one growing season to the next without a refrigerator, keeping staples like eggs for months, cheese for years, and they had to have a dependable way to bake bread.

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Critical Food Storage Mistake #2

Critical Food Storage Mistake #2

2nd in the series of critical food storage mistakes
second “critical food storage mistakes” of 2 news letters

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Survival Diva here, picking up the thread of last week’s post. I briefly mentioned appetite fatigue in “The Mother of All Food Storage Myths”. Although this subject is not spoken of often enough, it deserves a post of its own and why this subject was included in my preparedness book Survival: Prepare Before Disaster Strikes .

Appetite fatigue is the condition of choosing not to eat instead of eating the same food that you’ve had for the last 5, 10, or 100 meals.  Sadly, there is little written about it; yet it has the potential be deadly. This syndrome is most pronounced in the very young and the very old, but it can affect anyone.

It may seem like a stretch that while preparing for a time when everything around us has been turned upside down, we also have to juggle adding a variety of flavors and textures to avoid appetite fatigue. After all, food storage is meant for survival, and in a crisis you’d think everyone should be grateful for food storage when grocer’s shelves are bare, right? Wrong!

Even during times of war, studies have shown there is a certain percentage of people who just can’t stomach eating the same meal for weeks or months at a stretch and they will eventually choose hunger. Hunger equates to fatigue and illness or worse.


(David’s note:  Naysayers, like myself, are quick to point out that tribal people in Africa have been known to eat ash cakes–or whatever other semi-edible plant matter they can find—for months at a time.  Two things to keep in mind.  #1, they have been conditioned since birth to eat whatever they have in front of them.  #2, there’s a form of natural selection that happens as tribesmen grow up…picky eaters die young, and anyone who makes it to adulthood doesn’t care about trivial matters like “variety”.)

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