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Tools For The Woods – Shovel, Hatchet, Bowie, Saw

December 11, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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While out in the woods – perhaps on an overnight (or longer) excursion – there are some tools which you might consider bringing along which may help you build shelters and build fires.

The question is, what are some of these tools?

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Strongest Gun Support In 20 Years As More People Support Gun Rights

December 11, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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There is more support for gun rights by Americans today than during the past 20 years – since the particular Pew Research Poll began. More specifically, a recent poll indicates that there are more people who say guns do more to protect than put people at risk.

Currently, 52% say it is more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns, while 46% say it is more important to control gun ownership.

Even despite the constant negative ‘gun’ press, and the Sandy Hook shooting, (followed by an onslaught of gun control measures), Americans are waking up to their 2nd Amendment rights…

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Ebola Has Not Gone Away – Only The ‘News’

December 10, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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While you might think that Ebola has gone away – because it’s no longer reported in the mainstream – it is still raging in Western Africa.

It was widely reported after the Dallas Ebola case that the govt advised their media outlets to hush their Ebola reporting due to concerns of widespread panic among Americans. The media outlets promptly complied and we no longer hear about it.

Given the lack of reporting, one wonders how many people are actually quarantined here in the U.S. and elsewhere – possibly having returned from Western Africa or health care workers having worked in affected regions.

No news means it has gone away, right?
Wrong.
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How To Make Basic Bread From Dough Without Yeast

December 9, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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Yeast is the magic ingredient that makes bread rise into the fluffy texture you’ve become accustomed to. However what if you didn’t have any yeast – how would you make bread?

For your preparedness and ‘survival kitchen’ knowledge, you don’t necessarily need to have yeast to make edible bread. Here’s one way to do it, and I’m curious to also get your input:

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‘Winter Storm Warning’ Preparedness

December 9, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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A Winter Storm Warning means that a winter storm is no longer just a possibility, but a certainty. While some winter storms are quite manageable in that they are a nuisance but not terribly disruptive – other winter storms have the potential to be completely debilitating to infrastructure and can impact your life significantly.

During a severe winter storm is the time when we often realize our dependence on systems of infrastructure – because this is the time we sometimes lose them…

Here’s what to do:

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Fresnel Lens Fire-starter For Your Wallet

December 8, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

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A fresnel lens, unlike a traditional glass or plastic magnifying lens, is flat. In fact, most are fairly flexible. Fresnel lens design enables a substantial reduction in thickness and they are often made of plastic.

Recently I bought a small pocket size fresnel lens, actually the size of a credit card – making it perfect to fit in my wallet. Here’s why I bought it:

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Food Storage Space For Your Long Term Supply

December 7, 2014, by Tom "Ghillie" Miller

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by Tom “Ghillie” Miller; Black River Outpost

I’m hungry! When are we gonna eat? Is that all that’s for dinner? These are the cries and questions that I hear from my children almost every day in one form or another. I can only imagine how much worse these pleas and cries would be if there were a disaster and food was even scarcer than it is now.

It doesn’t matter if you experience a personal disaster or something outside of your control, you will need food if things go south. Seeing as the government says that you should keep at least 3-7 days worth of food on hand in the event of an emergency, I would guess they aren’t coming with your personal food supply for a while. This makes the idea of storing food not only a solid recommendation, but an integral part of the foundation of a good survival strategy.

Something that you have to plan to accompany your extra food supply is a good storage area to keep it. There are the obvious places, but the kitchen cupboards only hold so much. So where will you keep your emergency food stores? It doesn’t matter if you live in a mansion, cabin in the woods, urban apartment, suburban home, or college dorm room, there are places that everyone can store extra food for an emergency. Here are a few ideas to keep your food supply stored and organized.

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