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Build Your Own Solar Water Heater

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Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis

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Americans see water as abundant and cheap: we turn on the faucet and out it gushes, for less than a penny a gallon. We use more water than any other culture in the world, much to quench what’s now our largest crop—the lawn. Yet most Americans cannot … [Read more...]

Emergency Kit Supplies for 10 Bucks or Less

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Emergency kits come in all shapes and sizes, filled with all types of food, water supplies, shelters, and tools. But what is the right type of emergency kit for you? Building your own emergency kit is as simple as one, two, and three. For $10 or less … [Read more...]

Shelf Life: Is 30 Years Better than 15 Years?

Here’s a tip for the day. Properly dried and stored food generally does not spoil so it has an almost unlimited shelf life. You’ll see food storage companies quote the shelf life of their products from 5 years to 50 years, with most people thinking … [Read more...]

Baby Steps: Add a Map to Your Prepping Supplies

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When you think of your prepping supplies, what are the most important items for your survival? To me, food, water, and a fully stocked emergency kit are pretty high up on the list. However, a printed map displaying alternate routes to avoid traffic … [Read more...]

Spices Add Variety to Life (and to Your Food Storage)

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The old saying that "variety is the spice of life" can be turned around to express the truth that spices give variety to our lives by making our cooking more interesting and tasty. Herbs and spices allow us to use many of the same basic ingredients, … [Read more...]

Rekkr Custom Kydex Holsters——“The Constitution”

A few weeks ago I was searching the Internet for new holster designs made from Kydex. As much as new designs I was looking for quality. Since the popularity of Kydex as a holster material the number of companies making Kydex holsters has skyrocketed … [Read more...]

Episode-1603- Expert Council Questions and Answers for 7-3-15

TweetToday is Friday so it is time for our ask expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line. In … Continue reading … [Read more...]

Guess What Happened The Last Time The Chinese Stock Market Crashed Like This?

By Michael SnyderThe second largest stock market in the entire world is collapsing right in front of our eyes.  Since hitting a peak in June, the most important Chinese stock market index has plummeted by well over 20 percent, and more than 3 … [Read more...]

A New World Order Reading List

By James CorbettPeople are always asking James what reading he recommends. It's an overwhelming question with hundreds (or thousands) of must-read books that could be named, but here James offers a few suggestions to get you started. To continue … [Read more...]

Pest control: The Black Powder solution

A reader sent this in to TFB when they stumbled across an odd patent for a type of “Vermin Control”, patented in 1882 by a certain James A Williams. It uses a lever that a rodent would feasibly step on and would be connected to a trigger, … [Read more...]

Elbow Strikes for Street Fighting and Self Defense by Coach David Alexander

Please share this video with your friends and on your blogs. In this video I am going to show you the five basic elbows that you can practice at home. I am also going to show you what targets, on the attacker, where you need to focus your elbow … [Read more...]

Oklahoma Highway Patrol turns to SIG 320

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has selected the SIG Sauer P320 full size in 9mm as their new duty gun. I’m not sure what they had before, but from an overview of media pictures it appears that they formally had Glock 17s as standard issue with … [Read more...]

POTD: Kick-Ass 1942 Mosin Nagant “Obrez” Pistol Conversion

Cory purchased a chopped barrel Mosin and turned it into a beautiful Obrez-style Mosin Nagant. “Obrez” in English literally means sawn-off or cut-off.  These sawn-off Mosins were apparently a popular side-arm in Russia at least as early … [Read more...]

Kalashnikov USA products released

Kalashnikov USA has come out with a press release stating their new products are ready for sale/shipping in the United States, under the new banner “Russian Heritage/ American Innovation”. The company is not directly connected with … [Read more...]

Carving Out Kurdistan – The US/NATO Plan To Break Up Syria and Iraq

By Brandon TurbevilleOver the last few months, Americans who pay attention to current events have been treated to a surprising barrage of praise coming from the mainstream media regarding the Kurdish fighters in Syria. The Kurds have been presented … [Read more...]

Ruger Announces SR-556 Takedown Oprod AR-15

Ruger has announced a new takedown addition to their operating rod actuated SR-556 rifle line. From the press release: Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is pleased to introduce the new Ruger® SR-556® Takedown autoloading rifle, an … [Read more...]

Feds ‘Lose’ Audits for Fort Knox Gold

By The ResidentThe blog, goldseek.com, recently published a report on a Freedom of Information Act request they recently filed with the US government. They were seeking seven reports from federal audits of the gold at Fort Knox. The government's … [Read more...]

Philanthropy: A Public Relations Exercise for Eugenicists?

By Steven MacMillanPhilanthropy, the effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, has been hijacked by pernicious individuals in order to mask more nefarious agendas. Today, some of the most famous philanthropists have been pushing … [Read more...]

Serve and Preserve

Want to serve some of those great food storage recipes we’ve discussed, but worried about how to keep that food fresh longer? It’s time to discuss some great storage options! I know there are many of you out there who are hesitant about using your … [Read more...]

Let Independence Day Inspire You, Not Terrify You

The mainstream media lapdogs for the administration’s alphabet agencies are seemingly conducting a psy-ops campaign to associate independence with terror. There are all sorts of non-definitive warnings and alerts that this fourth of July might … [Read more...]

2010 Global Hunger Index : The Challenge of Hunger : Focus on the Crisis of Child Undernutrition

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As the world approaches the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which include a goal of reducing the proportion of hungry people by half – the 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI) offers a useful and multidimensional … [Read more...]

Developments from Azerbaijan

At the recent IDEF Istanbul exhibition held this past May, Azerbaijan had some interesting developments of various small arms on display. Interestingly there wasn’t any demonstration of their service rifle, the Tavor (similarly, it appears most … [Read more...]

The Return of “My Cage”

One of my favorite comic strips was canceled some years back, and now it may be returning in a new format. My Cage, by Ed Power and Melissa DeJesus may well be the cutest damn comic strip that has ever existed, as is suggested by the … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Chicken Coop – Part 1

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BP Oil Spill: $18.7 Billion Fine a Mere 2% of Its Enormous $929 Billion Revenue

By Melissa DykesRemember the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion that killed 11 people and dumped some 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf a few years ago?Well now the company has been ordered to pay the largest environmental fine in the … [Read more...]

Survey: Over a Third of Americans Would Like to Expatriate

By Joshua KrauseIt’s been found that year after year, more Americans are leaving the United States and renouncing their citizenship. It’s a trend that, while small, has been seeing explosive growth. Just a few years ago only a couple of hundred … [Read more...]

Simple DIY Solar Food Dehydrator

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How to throw a tomahawk or knife

Andrew at GY6vids demonstrates how to throw knives and tomahawks just in time for us to head to Wal-Mart, buy an Axe, and spend the 4th of July living out our Mel-Gibson-in-the-Patriot fantasies. He explains the basics clearly and also throws in some … [Read more...]

Friday Miscellany News Brief

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Shooting The Star Spangled Banner with Musical Targets

Who’s ready for the 4th of July weekend? Celebrate our nation’s independence by watching me shoot the Star Spangled Banner with an integrally suppressed Ruger 10/22. Song requests? Hit the comments section for song+gun combos. The post … [Read more...]

CPR Guide

Adult CPR 1 Check the Scene - make sure it's safe 2 Check the Victim - tap and shout 3 Call for Help - Have someone call 9-1-1 If alone, Call 9-1-1, then do ABC's Airway- tilt head back, lift chin to open airway. Breathing - Take normal … [Read more...]

Charter Arms Redesigning 9mm Pitbull

Charter Arms announced on Facebook that the company is redesigning the 9mm Pitbull revolver. The Pitbull is the company’s “rimless revolver” that is designed to shoot traditional auto cartridges without the need for moon clips. According to the … [Read more...]

Exotic Shotgun Ammo From 1997

This video is from 1997. It takes a look at different shotgun ammo and demonstrates it on assorted targets. Some of these rounds I have not seen before. Like the dustbuster made of compressed lead dust. The video recommends wearing eye protection. I … [Read more...]

Alien Holsters New Glock 43 Holster

When the Glock 43 was debuted at the 2015 NRA Meeting it was with a significant amount of excitement, because the long-awaited single-stack 9mm had finally arrived. Demand immediately outdid supply, and the even now, months later, the Glock groups on … [Read more...]

Don’t Be Caught in the Dark! The SportsTek Headlamp + Giveaway

As far as I am concerned, you can never have too many ways to light your way.  Perhaps this comes from some forgotten childhood trauma that occurred in the dark, but whatever the reason, pitch blackness has never been an option in my household. It is … [Read more...]

6 Winning Designs from INDEX’s Survival Structure Contest

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Having a practical survival structure option is crucial in an emergency. This is why the Dutch non-profit organization INDEX recently held a structural design contest (structural design refers to the creation of buildings, homes, furniture, etc.) … [Read more...]

Baby Steps: Creating a Survival Fitness Regime

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Imagine being in an emergency where you have to evacuate your home on foot. You may have to run or walk for several miles in order to get to safety. You may even have to build an outdoor shelter out of natural materials. Just thinking about these … [Read more...]

Guess What Happened The Last Time The Chinese Stock Market Crashed Like This?

The second largest stock market in the entire world is collapsing right in front of our eyes.  Since hitting a peak in June, the most important Chinese stock market index has plummeted by well over 20 percent, and more than 3 trillion dollars of … [Read more...]

The Real Untold Story Of Government’s Takedown of Silk Road

By Luke RudkowskiIn this video Luke Rudkowski talks to Lyn Ulbricht, the mother of Ross Ulbricht who was behind the Silk Road. In this video Lyn breaks down important never before heard information regarding to the case that shows a shocking … [Read more...]

Ruger Releases SR-556 Takedown

Ruger is making caliber conversion a snap with its newest addition to its piston-drive AR line, outfitting its new SR-556 with a removable and replaceable barrel. The post Ruger Releases SR-556 Takedown appeared first on Gun Digest. … [Read more...]

TFB TV: Ruger Mini-14 Tactical in .300 AAC Blackout Review (with YHM Phantom Silencer)

In this TFB TV video, James reviews Ruger’s new Mini-14 Tactical in .300 AAC Blackout. The Mini-14 lends itself to a suppressor specialized round such as .300 Blackout because the Mini always has been a piston fired rifle, making it a … [Read more...]

Police Shooting POV

Palestine Police Department has released body camera footage of Sgt. Green and Officer Griffin who were involved in a shooting of a suspect who pulled a gun. Warning, the video is graphic.   Here is the footage from Sgt. Green’s camera. … [Read more...]

Episode-1602- Gloria Flora on Small Scale Biochar

TweetGloria Flora founded and directs the U.S. Biochar Initiative (USBI) as a project of her non-profit, Sustainable Obtainable Solutions. Through USBI, Gloria promotes the sustainable production and use of biochar. Biochar fits in the nexus of her … [Read more...]

Anderson MFG No Lube AR-15

I just heard about this company for the first time. A customer at my work mentioned it and how Anderson MFG treats the guns with a special coating that allows the gun to run without lubrication. I looked into the company and their marketing … [Read more...]

Bill Gates’ Temporary Sterilization Microchip In Beta Female Testing By End of Year

"Her-RA for the Brave New World!"By Heather CallaghanEarlier this week, I wrote about a deal reached that would soon be pumping out medical microchip implants. Meet the new face of medicine that polygamously marries Big Pharma, biotech, nanotech and … [Read more...]

3-D Printers Rejoice – BAD-ASS Selectors Available for Printing

Battle Arms Development really created a “Bad ASS” design with their ambi-safety systems. Taking it a step further for those who want to print at home, user Down0047 has posted up 3-D CAD files of the system allowing users to design and … [Read more...]

POTD: American craftsmanship in a European armory

Jon was in Copenhagen, Denmark a few weeks ago where he spotted these pistols at the Rosenborg Castle armory. These pistols were crafted by Samuel Colt and given as a gift to Federik VII by Abraham Lincoln in 1861. The detail of the engraving, done … [Read more...]

The Bright Option of Solar Cooking

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Solar cooking is a method that has been growing in popularity and sophistication in recent years, probably due to the emphasis on emergency preparedness. A solar oven is basically a box or reflective container that absorbs and magnifies the power of … [Read more...]

India Scraps Assault Rifle Competition

The Indian military will have to live for a while longer with the troubled and increasingly dated INSAS, and antique hand-me-down AKM rifles, it seems. Daily Mail India reports: In a setback to the Indian soldier’s quest for a reliable assault … [Read more...]

How to Prep for a Summer Power Outage

Sometimes people think that a sumer power outage is easier to deal with than a winter one. After all, in the summer, you don’t have to worry about freezing to death, which is a very real threat during a long-lasting winter outage. However, a … [Read more...]

Preparing for a “Once in a Lifetime” Flood or Storm

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Throughout the past few years, storms of all strengths and sizes have swept through the United States, leaving destruction in their wake. In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy killed over 100 Americans during her tirade. Those who survived were forced to … [Read more...]

Complete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide to Over 230 Self-Defense and Combative Techniques

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EVERY MOVE, EVERY TECHNIQUE“Darren Levine has my unqualified support and gratitude for hiscontributions to Krav Maga.” —Imi Lichtenfeld, founder of Krav MagaThe official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, Krav Maga offersyou an … [Read more...]

Disturbing Your Habitat is Good

Causing a Disturbance By Daniel Greenfield, AGFC Private Lands Biologist, East Central Regional Office Prescribed Burn Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Arkansas – -(Ammoland.com)- Wildlife habitat created by utilizing the Conservation … [Read more...]

Hogue Releases “LE” (Laser Enhanced) Grip for 1911’s

As their press release implies: Hogue has finally gotten around to releasing a laser grip for 1911’s. Don’t get me wrong, Crimson Trace makes some great stuff, but Hogue just feels natural in the hand to me (played paintball with them on … [Read more...]

Three Faulkner Men Jailed On Hunting Charges From Illinois

Three Faulkner Men Jailed On Hunting Charges From Illinois Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Law Enforcement GREENBRIER – -(Ammoland.com)- In a cooperative hunting violation investigation involving Illinois and Arkansas wildlife officers, three … [Read more...]

29 Arkansans Win Elk Permit Permits At Jasper Drawing

Elk Hunting Arkansas Game & Fish Commission JASPER –-(Ammoland.com)- Twenty-nine Arkansans are wearing broad smiles these days. They are winners of 2015 public land elk hunting permits. Their names were drawn from several thousand applications … [Read more...]

SWAROVSKI OPTIK Quests Begins New Season This Week on Outdoor Channel

Cranston, RI (Ammoland.Com) – SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA, a subsidiary of the Austrian-based company, announces SWAROVSKI OPTIK Quests: With the Eyes of a Hawk, begins another incredible season on Outdoor Channel this week with host, Dean Capuano, … [Read more...]

Liberty Ammunition Celebrates the U.S.A.’s Independence Day with Huge Sale

From July 3 – 6, 2015, Liberty Ammunition is offering 25 percent off all ammunition sales at www.libertyammunition.com. Liberty Ammo announces its 4th of July Sale! Liberty Ammo Bradenton, Fla. (Ammoland.com) – Liberty Ammunition, the … [Read more...]

How The Mainstream Media Will Spin Unemployment

image: zerohedge This is a simple lesson in how the current administration and its willing accomplices in the mainstream press ‘spin’ the unemployment facts into so called ‘good news’. What all Americans will hear on their … [Read more...]