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The Fantastic Four – 4 Essential Wild Edible Plants that May Just Save Your Life

The Fantastic Four – 4 Essential Wild Edible Plants that May Just Save Your Life | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Did you realize that knowing just 4 wild edible plants could one day save your life? If there were any four categories of plants that I would recommend all
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Ian connelley's comment, March 11, 2013 11:53 AM
some trees have edible leaves and nuts. these are quick and easy calories to obtain
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Une Introduction a la Pharmacie Familiale

Une Introduction a la Pharmacie Familiale | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
infos fiables sur la pharmacie d'urgence
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ça faisait longtemps que j'attendais ce genre d'article complet et réaliste
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Working Goats - HARNESS TRAINING

Working Goats - HARNESS TRAINING | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Working Goats bloggers talk harness training on goats
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goats are the perfect homestead - survival animals!
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Prepping Myth: When SHTF You Will Bug Out To The Woods - The Prepper Journal

Prepping Myth: When SHTF You Will Bug Out To The Woods - The Prepper Journal | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
[When SHTF, will you grab your] brand new Bug Out Bags and quietly walk into the national forest. This is the bug out to the woods strategy that I read about often in comments or on forums.
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A pretty interesting reality check. The comments thread is worth checking out too. Now it's time to consider bugging out to a Bug Out Location through thoughtful planning of various routes and scenarii... with survival caches along the way. That takes time but it's
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WindPax: Portable Wind Turbines

Collapsible, portable, light-weight wind turbines that go where you go. Great for hiking, camping and more!
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wind powered portable generators - 25 & 100Watts at normal wind speed. The biggest one has a 12volts adapter in addition to USBs.

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Is what you have on you right now enough to save your life? Here's what I carry

Is what you have on you right now enough to save your life? Here's what I carry | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
So what do you really need to carry every day? How do you figure out what should go on your EDC gear list? Here's what I carry and why, as well as some suggestions on how to plan your EDC kit.
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EDC question quite well addressed
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Rigging to Rappel: A Basic Guide

Rigging to Rappel: A Basic Guide | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

In my estimation, there are three types of rigging. Different scenarios present different options and obstacles and these three types cover all the bases.

These three types of rigging are:

HastyRetrievableContingency

I will discuss the first two types of rigging briefly and focus a bit more on contingency rigging.

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great article on rappeling, pointing to the stuff you usually do not consider until you face them HARD

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Bug Out Bag Confusion: The 72-Hour Kit Vs. Sustainability Kit - American Preppers Network

Bug Out Bag Confusion: The 72-Hour Kit Vs. Sustainability Kit - American Preppers Network | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

Purchasing gear for a bug out bag can be quite a daunting task, especially given the fact that we most likely have never been in such a situation to have needed it.

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tips to set up a bug out bag... ask yourself the right questions.

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Protecting Your Home With Defensive Bushes

Protecting Your Home With Defensive Bushes | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

Thorn bearing bushes, especially when planted around windows, can be a nightmare to get caught up in. Just one brush against certain thorn bushes can be enough to send a thief packing.

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Black Locust... it hurts just thinking about it.

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Wilderness Survival Skills to Keep You Alive – Part 2 of 2, by Jerry Ward

Wilderness Survival Skills to Keep You Alive – Part 2 of 2, by Jerry Ward | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Shelter / medical kit & skills / signaling
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some basic yet useful info
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36 Lessons Learned From Testing a 72-Hour Kit

36 Lessons Learned From Testing a 72-Hour Kit | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Guest post by Varian Wrynn Over the last two months, on two separate occasions, I had the opportunity to test my 72-hour kit. Yes, these tests were intent
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Great point! packing stuff in a Bug Out Bag is NOT an end to itself, you need to put it all to use.

 

First because it will point out to the most useful stuff, the most useless or crappy one, the one you did not packed enough of, the overkilling redundancy (3ways to start a fire is enough :)

 

Then because it will get you out there. And experiencing is the most important part of "preparing" for whatever you prepare for. Leanring by doing is essential - AND it will allow your perishable content to rotate a bit.

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Max Velocity Tactical: When They Are Hunting You

Max Velocity Tactical: When They Are Hunting You | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
good tips to escape tracking by both dogs and trackers
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6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know & Why |

6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know & Why | | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
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descritpion of the trees and their survival use. good stuff

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10 Critical Points You Need To Know About Building Any Natural Shelter - Online Survival Blog & Survival News

10 Critical Points You Need To Know About Building Any Natural Shelter - Online Survival Blog & Survival News | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
most people under estimate both the necessity and the time it takes to build a waterproof shelter. Here is a good account of the effort necessary.
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Sources, fontaines et pouhons d'eau potable - EauPotable.info

Sources, fontaines et pouhons d'eau potable - EauPotable.info | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

source d'eau potable en accés gratuit.

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Trés peu d'entrées mais belle initiative. Utile pour créer ses "bug out routes"

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There’s an outdoor app for that…

There’s an outdoor app for that… | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

You need to calculate the amount of coal you need in your Dutch oven? There's an app for that :)

for calculating the number of coals you need for your dutch oven to reach a certain temperature - See more at: http://outsidemom.com/2012/03/theres-an-outdoor-app-for-that/#sthash.rQeLIKLh.dpufHere’s an app for calculating the number of coals you need for your dutch oven to reach a certain temperature (droid only). - See more at: http://outsidemom.com/2012/03/theres-an-outdoor-app-for-that/#sthash.rQeLIKLh.dpuffor calculating the number of coals you need for your dutch oven to reach a certain temperature - See more at: http://outsidemom.com/2012/03/theres-an-outdoor-app-for-that/#sthash.rQeLIKLh.dpuf
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Really, there IS an app for that: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mwls.oven&feature=search_result

 

And for trail mapping, stars watching, knot making... here is a non-exhaustive-yet-quite-complete guide to ourdoor apps for both iStuff & Droids, some free, some pricy, some online and some offline... enjoy

 

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If I put together the best emergency kit ever, it would be a Mombies bag - Survival Mom

If I put together the best emergency kit ever, it would be a Mombies bag - Survival Mom | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

I've never been a big fan of pre-packaged survival kits until I had a chance recently to visit with Dory Harrington, founder of Mombies* emergency kits.

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colorful, compact and yet quality products, that's the guidelines Mombies went through to put together their kits. Interesting take at the family BOB... the most important one!

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Tool List for the Apocalypse - The Prepper Journal

Tool List for the Apocalypse - The Prepper Journal | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
tool list for someone who was going to live through a disaster or collapse and have the ability to use their own hands to build things, repair things or gen
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list of non-powered tools

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Defending your bug out location: preparation of the battlespace

Defending your bug out location: preparation of the battlespace | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
If you're trying to defend a homestead or bug out location with a small group, you need to improve your odds by what's called force multipliers. One of the best ways to fight like a larger group is to prepare your battlespace.
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defend your base 101
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Ten unconventional additions to your emergency medical kit

Ten unconventional additions to your emergency medical kit | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
multi purpose items that can make difference
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duct tape, socks, old credit card... you name it
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Le survivaliste: Construire un Seau d'Urgence - Retranchement

Le survivaliste: Construire un Seau d'Urgence - Retranchement | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Le "seau d'urgence" est un outil de soutient capable de sécuriser, a l'échelle familiale, une certaine résilience face a une rupture de la normalité.
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Vol West is a Montana based french speaking survivalist. Here is his take at a "survival box" for 2. You can duplicate it for a family of 4 an customize it according to your needs.
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Wilderness Survival Skills to Keep You Alive – Part 1 of 2, by Jerry Ward

Wilderness Survival Skills to Keep You Alive – Part 1 of 2, by Jerry Ward | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
fire / water / food
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survival 101
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How Far can You Walk in a Day When Bugging Out?

How Far can You Walk in a Day When Bugging Out? | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
learn some of the problem you would encounter when bugging out on foot. Most family groups would be lucky to travel 5 miles a day.
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"remember the speed of the march is determined by the weakest member of the group not the strongest"... an article full of realistic wisdom on "how far with how many and how much (one carry)"

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Dugout Shelters and Pit Houses as Sweet SHTF Survival Housing

Dugout Shelters and Pit Houses as Sweet SHTF Survival Housing | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Dugout shelters, pit houses, and what are sometimes called “sniper holes”, are sweet SHTF survival shelters in dire situations.
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Slinging.org - Making Clay Shot - Shawn Noah

Slinging.org - Making Clay Shot - Shawn Noah | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Slinging.org hopes to rekindle interest in the sling, a simple, effective, and historically significant projectile weapon.
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awesome. I like how even the mold is made of available natural material.

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Activated Charcoal: A Must Have Prep | Survivalist Daily

Activated Charcoal: A Must Have Prep | Survivalist Daily | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

Activated charcoal (also known as activated carbon) is just like regular charcoal. However, because of the “oxygen fusion” there are many more microscopic holes on it that make it a great way to absorb pollutants and poisons from the air, the water, and your gastrointestinal tract.

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Provided you have a strong dehydrating agent such as CaCl2 (calcium chloride) or ZnCl2 (Zinc Chloride)  to pour on your ashes, you'll even be able to make it yourself.

 

http://library.queensu.ca/ojs/index.php/ijsle/article/viewFile/4244/4344

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