Wednesday, April 24, 2019

For $15 You Can Build The Perfect Backup Air Conditioner

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by Joshua Krause, Ready Nutrition:
Everyone has the same pressing need in the summertime. They all want to stay cool, which is a cinch for the most part. In the modern world, keeping the temperature low indoors is usually as easy as a click of a button or a turn of the knob.

However, everyone should have some kind of backup plan for their AC needs. You never know when the power will go out, or your air conditioner will break. That may sound like a trivial matter. It’s the sort of issue that makes snide people groan and say, “1st world problems, am I right?” But you should take the heat seriously, because hundreds of Americans die from heat related causes every year. So you should always have an alternative for your standard AC unit.

Is your city SURVIVABLE in a collapse, civil war or natural disaster?

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by Mike Adams, Natural News:
As the editor of Natural News, one thing I fully realize is that the window of opportunity to reliably use the internet to publish information is rapidly closing. The easy access to information that you enjoy today via the internet won’t always function the way it does now. Police state censorship, power grid failures, EMP weapons, civil war, systemic financial collapse and solar flares all threaten the continuity of online information and could instantly break the internet as you know it today.

The Natural Pantry: A Long-Term Storage Guide For Honey

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by Tess Pennington, The Sleuth Journal:
Raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized honey has been a pantry staple for centuries. In the far stretches of human history, honey was stored for food, making wine and used for medicinal purposes. Theystored raw, unfiltered honey in porous, sealed jars and stacked them in cold caves. In fact, recently, scientists examined five-millennia-plus-old jars of honey unearthed in Georgia and declared that the artifacts contain the world’s oldest honey. This only proves that honey can stand the test of time – but there is no guarantee it will. If improperly stored, honey can crystallize or ferment. This article will explain the what, when and why’s of how to perfectly store your honey for long-term use, as well as explain what mistakes to avoid.

A Backpacker’s Perspective on Bugging Out, by Z.M.

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by Sarah Latimer, Survival Blog:
I like to backpack and want to share my perspective on bugging out. I’ve done hundreds of miles out on the Appalachian Trail and have spent a good number of nights out on the trail in the woods as a result. Having the wrong gear while trekking out for any length of time makes life pretty miserable.

Bugging In or Bugging Out, With a Comprehensive List
With prepping there is a lot of debate on whether one should bug-in or bug-out post-disaster. The answer to that obviously depends upon not only the situation but how well prepared you are with tangible assets and outdoors skills as well.

I’ve seen a host of writers, who talk about bugging out, give their “comprehensive lists” with what you’ll need. But, to me, it is readily apparent that very few of these writers have ever spent a night out in the woods.

Your Ancestors Had Some Hard Core Survival Instincts… This is How You Can Get Back to Your Roots

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by Joshua Krause, Ready Nutrition:
One of the biggest drawbacks we suffer from as a species is our lack of focus on our immediate environment utilizing all of our senses. I just recently penned a piece on the importance of “reconnecting” with the olfactory sense. When we were hunter-gatherers and even after human settlements such as towns and villages were established thousands of years ago…our ancestors used all of their senses. All of them.

We can still do it now. It only takes practice. This doesn’t mean that you have to dive down into the prone and sniff a trail out. Although you can! Yes, you can! Your nose has that capability if you train it, as I pointed out in the other article. But take a look at the title for a second. Do you know that precept of maintaining things in balance? You need to train all of your senses, and allow each of them to complement and supplement one another. Let’s discuss it!

CRKT/Ruger Hollow-Point Folder, by Pat Cascio

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by Pat Cascio, Survival Blog:
Today, we are taking a look at the CRKT/Ruger Hollow-point Folder. It is a Ken Onion knife, and I’ll have more on that a little later.

Knives Are Tools
I love knives, all knives, big and small. They all have a use. I especially love well-made knives, because I don’t have a lot of use for junk knives. That is why our readers just won’t see me wasting my time reviewing junk knives. A knife is a tool, first and foremost. Many people forget that. Many claim that the knife is the first tool ever invented. I’m sure those first knives did not resemble what we consider a knife by today’s standards. But still, it did the job it was designed for— cutting!

10 Affordable Food and Nutritional Items You Can Stockpile Before the Big Crisis Hits

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by JD Heyes, Natural News:
Second only to firearms and plenty of ammunition in a SHTF prepper scenario is daily nutrition: The ability to feed and sustain yourself for a long period of time, since you probably won’t have any idea how long the emergency will last and how soon “help” will arrive (if ever).

So while you’ve no doubt seen the “lists” of items some people believe you ought to hoard long before such a crisis hits, let’s face it: Many of them are simply unrealistic. That’s because you’d need thousands of dollars and a half-dozen basements to hold all of that stuff.

The fact is, there are a number of food and sustenance items out there that you can not only collect and store long-term, but do so cheaply and with a limited amount of space.

7 Critical Components of a Prepared Home

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by Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition:
ReadyNutrition Guys and Gals, it doesn’t take a stretch of the imagination to see that we’re living in perilous times and on the brink of a slew of problems. There are several flashpoints occurring domestically and throughout the world that can translate into destabilization at any time. Knowing these things, your preparations and training need to continue. You can continue this preparation by conducting a home assessment regarding medicines and supplies you will need.

What do I mean by this? I mean for you to specifically identify all the needs of each of your family members and begin acquiring them. Family members have varying needs depending on age and physical condition. Now is the time to ensure you have all the meds you need and the vitamins you will need when the SHTF. Allow me to sound the personal “trumpet” that I have been sounding throughout the years and in many articles: