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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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World's First 'Water Bicycle' Allows Commuter to Bike Across the San Francisco Bay

World's First 'Water Bicycle' Allows Commuter to Bike Across the San Francisco Bay | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Judah Schiller commutes across San Francisco Bay and the Hudson River using a 'Water Bike' he developed himself.
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so smart! and the design doesn't look bulky at all. Me likey!

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Organizing Your Mutual Assistance Group

Organizing Your Mutual Assistance Group | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Here are 5 common ways mutual assistance groups (MAGs) are organized, plus 3 typical leadership options, presented by Charley Hogwood of P.R.E.P.
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good article covering the basics of "survival networking" and issues raising from leadership and independence conflicts

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Realistic Self-Sufficiency by Robert Wayne Atkins

Realistic Self-Sufficiency by Robert Wayne Atkins | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
A few suggestions on what you will need to be able to do for yourself plus the activities that you should probably avoid.
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Evaluating Back-Up Magnetic Compasses - American Preppers Network

Evaluating Back-Up Magnetic Compasses - American Preppers Network | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what the comparison is with different styles and types when it comes to a compass? This article helps you understand which one might be the best for you and which ones to avoid.
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keychain ball compass are crap - that is a fact. Now let's see if there is a decebnt back-up compass out there

 

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Prepping 101 – The Ultimate Get Out Of Dodge Vehicle

Prepping 101 – The Ultimate Get Out Of Dodge Vehicle | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
As you begin to think about preparing your family for a survival type of scenario there are a lot of important considerations. BOV is one of them. Here is an overview of things to consider
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Survival Bow Making

Survival Bow Making | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it

Useful hints for building an all natural bow & arrows

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Always good to know how to build a weapon from scratch, not relying on limited ammo of specific calibers.

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How to Make a Water Bottle Filter - Preparing For SHTF

How to Make a Water Bottle Filter - Preparing For SHTF | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
  How to Put Together an Emergency Water Bottle Filter The following methods are for emergency use only. Do not confuse filtration with purification. The following is for informational purposes only.
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Hope I won't have to try that, but it's the usual coarse to fine with charcoal.

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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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By understanding disaster probability we can understand that | Prepared Christian

By understanding disaster probability we can understand that | Prepared Christian | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
By understanding disaster probability we can understand that the most likely events will happen to a small number of people, large events are much less likely.
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Interesting take on the necessity to prepare for specific events.

 

I like to apply the risk evaluation ratio using probability (0-5) x outcome (0-5) in order to see if a specific risk is lileky to occur, and most of all, if it is "better" to maximize prevention efforts or "deal with it" efforts.

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Graves' Bushcraft Books

'The 10 Bushcraft Books' are the seminal texts on bushcraft and this on-line edition (based on the first edition of the book set) has been released to share this unique source of knowledge. Originally written as wartime information for conducting rescue missions, the notes were later revised and prepared for a School of Bushcraft which was conducted for nearly 20 years. Almost all the quirks of the original text have been retained (illustrations by the author, inconsistent word usage, strange punctuation, etc.) although I have removed 50% of the commas (believe it or not). I have also converted all imperial measurements into metric.

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10 valuable bushcraft "books" about:

Book 01. - Ropes & CordsBook 02. - Huts & ThatchingBook 03. - CampcraftBook 04. - Food & WaterBook 05. - FiremakingBook 06. - Knots & LashingsBook 07. - Tracks & LuresBook 08. - Snares & TrapsBook 09. - Travel & GearBook 10. - Time & Direction

 

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SHTF blog’s Top Ten BEST Guns for Survival

SHTF blog’s Top Ten BEST Guns for Survival | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
Presenting Ranger Man’s Top Ten BEST Guns for TEOTWAWKI. not really relying on guns for bug out scenarii but it is a topic that cannot be overlooked.
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Best Fishing Knots and Rope Knots, animated and illustrated

Best Fishing Knots and Rope Knots, animated and illustrated | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
How to tie over 100 knots with animated knots and illustrations, instructions and descriptions for fishing knots, boating knots, climbing, and all activities involving rope.
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Incredibly clear and simple intsructions for all kind of knots!

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Top 10 Survival Downloads You Should Have

Top 10 Survival Downloads You Should Have | BOB to BOL by BOV | Scoop.it
When it hits the fan, knowledge will be power - and may be the only thing that saves your life. Here are ten important survival and preparedness manuals that you should have on hand, just in case.
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10 useful downloads covering first aid to homesteading skills

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