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Winter Emergency Preps: Buckrun11's January Prepper Challange

Hey guys, here is what I carry in my truck for winter emergencies. Check out Buckrun11's channel to see all the entries. Thanks for watching and God bless......

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It is easy to overlook being prepared for survival situations with your motor vehicle. Unfortunately there are just too many stories of people getting lost on logging roads or sliding off the road into deep ditches and losing their life from the lack of food or warmth. Be prepared.

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Extreme wilderness race tests mettle, skills - Boston Globe

Extreme wilderness race tests mettle, skills - Boston Globe | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it
Boston Globe Extreme wilderness race tests mettle, skills Boston Globe Teams from Canada, Spain, Brazil, Ecuador, Sweden, France, Paraguay, and Mexico, as well as the United States, descended on the hamlet of Greenville in Maine's 100-Mile...
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It is one thing to read about survival skills, food storage and emergency preparedness and quite another to actually do it. The time to see if the skills you think you have are actually engrained in your psyche is now; not when the horse poop hits the fan.

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New edition of psychiatry manual pushes more 'invented victims' of fabricated diseases

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New edition of psychiatry manual pushes more 'invented victims' of fabricated diseases (New edition of psychiatry manual pushes more 'invented victims' of fabricated diseases http://t.co/v0w4IjueWC...
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So much propaganda by the pharmaceutical industry and new age psychologists makes people believe kooky stuff; to the point of inventing a disease.

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Doctor Prepper's Best of 2012 12/09 by Preparedness Radio ...

Doctor Prepper's Best of 2012 12/09 by Preparedness Radio ... | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it
Join Doc for 3 hours of his favorite hand picked shows of 2012.
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It's the GOP vs. the Navy -- on Clean Energy Use

It's the GOP vs. the Navy -- on Clean Energy Use | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it

In 2012, if you want to reduce your use of fossil fuels in favor of clean energy sources, expect to be taken to task by Republicans. Even if you're the United States Armed Forces. When is America going to wake up to the fact that Big Oil's interests are not America's interests. Enough with these Congressional lap dogs already.

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Nationwide Standardized Amateur Radio Prepper Frequencies » Catastrophe Network

Nationwide Standardized Amateur Radio Prepper Frequencies » Catastrophe Network | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it

Catastrophe Network and The American Preparedness Radio Network (TAPRN) have teamed up to create a Standardized Amateur Radio Prepper Communications Plan.

 

This plan outlines a standard set of frequencies that should be used by all preppers following a catastrophic disaster.

 

These frequencies will serve as a meeting point where information about the event can be shared and actions between like minded preppers can be communicated.

 

Read more and access the communication plan at:

http://www.catastrophenetwork.org/?p=440

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Survival Foods: Make Your Own Jerky | Outdoor Life Survival

Survival Foods: Make Your Own Jerky | Outdoor Life Survival | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it

Interested in learning how to make your own jerkied meat like our ancestors made?

 

Then let Tim MacWelch teach you to prepare to make your own nutritious snacks or survival food that beats store-bought jerky hands down because it has no preservatives or food colorings.

 

 

http://survival.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/2011/10/survival-foods-make-your-own-jerky

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Long Term Food Storage

Recent events in the U.S. such as the earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, etc., have made people more aware they lack basic disaster preparedness.

 

Access to sufficient food and clean water was a severe issue for many families after disaster struck

 

There is plenty of information on the Internet which  will provide you with a foundation for your plan.

 

For starters you will need to take into consideration the number of family members you will provide food for and the length of time you will be storing the food.

 

Factor in the shelf life in your storage plan for food storage even varies, from 7 years to 30 years, with freeze dried foods lasting the longest.

 

There are companies selling prepackaged kits for one to four people which could sustain you from 72 hours to 1 year.

 

http://preppercentral.com/

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Pot Gardening - Tips for Container Patio Gardening and Potted Plants

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Pot gardening is a guide to gardening in containers, flowers, plants, trees, perennials.

 

Pot Gardening is quite popular for many reasons. At the top of that list is the fact that in comparison to the total population, only a few people have a big enough area where they can actually plant flowers and plants in the ground; especially in urban areas.

 

Even people living in high rise buildings can enjoy the beauty of flowers and the pleasure of gardening.

 

If you don't have a garden or yard, there is no need to give up your gardening hobby! Pot gardening, or container gardening, provides the solution.

 

You can have plants and flowers on a patio, a balcony, or even in your house. You can also grow vegetables in containers.

 

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National Center for Home Food Preservation

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The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for methods of home food preservation.

 

The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods.

 

If you are a home canner, this is the time of year to plan ahead and prepare. Get your equipment and supplies out and inspect them so you are ready when the crops are. Proper canning is essential to avoid bacterial contamination and potential health problems.

 

Ready to tackle your food cupboards during spring cleaning? Consult a food storage chart to see when it might be time to throw out some staples and start fresh. Remember to check expiration dates. Frozen and dried foods must be properly stored or even they can spoil and become contaminated.

 

http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/

 

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Fukushima impact is still hazy : Nature News

Fukushima impact is still hazy : Nature News | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it

Chaos and bureaucracy hamper assessment of nuclear crisis.

 

Almost six months after an earthquake and tsunami triggered the meltdowns, other researchers say that crucial data for understanding the crisis are still missing, and funding snags and bureaucracy are hampering efforts to collect more. Some researchers warn that, without better coordination, clean-up efforts will be delayed, and the opportunity to measure the effects of the worst nuclear accident in decades could be lost.

 

High radiation levels make it impossible to directly measure damage to the melted reactor cores. Perhaps the greatest uncertainty is exactly how much radiation was released in the first ten days after the accident, when power outages hampered measurements.

 

Researchers are hopeful that the chaos immediately after the crisis will soon give way to a sharper picture of the fallout and its toll. The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), which conducted many studies after the Chernobyl disaster, is working with Japanese officials to collate the stacks of data collected since the crisis began.

 

The lesson learned from Fukushima? People living near nuclear reactors can not count on getting the correct information they need in case of an accident. Preparing now for immediate evacuation is essential.

 

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110907/full/477139a.html

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The Bug Out Bag | Outdoor Life Survival

The Bug Out Bag | Outdoor Life Survival | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it

What if you had only three minutes to grab whatever you could take from your home, and the rest of your belongings would be lost forever.

 

Think of the B.O.B. as your survival insurance policy for any disaster or mayhem. Most people use either a backpack or a duffle bag as the container for their goods, which should include basic survival essentials and a few irreplaceable items.

 

Any good B.O.B. should include a minimum of the following—with most things sealed in zip-top bags to prevent water damage:

• Necessary prescription meds that you need to live
• Shelter items like a backpacking tent and sleeping bag, or at least a tarp and blanket
• A couple quarts of drinking water, and purification equipment to disinfect more water
• High-calorie, no-cook foods like protein bars, peanut butter, trail mix, etc.
• First-aid, sanitation and hygiene supplies
• Fire starting methods, and a small pot to boil water or cook
• A few basic tools like a knife, some duct tape, rope, etc.
• Extra clothes appropriate to the season
• Flashlight with extra batteries
• Cash
• A digital backup of all your important documents and family treasures. This could be a thumb drive with your bank info, insurance documents, wills, family photos and videos

 

http://survival.outdoorlife.com/articles/survival/2011/03/bug-out-bag

 

 

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The 3 inventories you need to do first in a survival situation | Ready ...

The 3 inventories you need to do first in a survival situation | Ready ... | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it
You may not be lucky enough to have a copy of SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation or Complete Wilderness Training Manual with you but you can still survive if you have some skills, figure out ...
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Want a great orientation for your thinking? Sometimes you need to go back to basics and learn how to assess the situation. Greywolf has some great pointers no one should forget.

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Preparing in Advance for Emergencies and Natural Disasters | Netintegrity

Preparing in Advance for Emergencies and Natural Disasters | Netintegrity | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it
Here are a few tips for how you can be ready to handle any situation that comes your way.
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Dealing with an emergency or natural disaster can be devastating to a home or business. Property can be destroyed and lives lost in just a short while.  Yet, as we’ve seen over the past few years, these occurrences are becoming much more commonplace, from floods and fires to hurricanes, blizzards and tornadoes. The best thing you can do is prepare ahead of time so that in the event that such an emergency or disaster strikes your home or office will be ready and you can minimize and suffering or long-term pain.

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Amazing how people know they should be prepared but aren't. Ever been in a home improvement store or grocery store when a winter storm has been forecast. I always see naked shelves.

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How to Sharpen and Repair Axes and Hatchets | Outdoor Life Survival

How to Sharpen and Repair Axes and Hatchets | Outdoor Life Survival | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it
A good axe or hatchet is a major part of camp life. This tool provides us with split firewood and can help with specialized tasks like bow making, bowl carving and making camp furniture.
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Learning good ax skills and care will help you realize this how valuable this tool can be. Remember, entire homes were built using a simple ax.

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Preppers group hones disaster preparation skills

Preppers group hones disaster preparation skills | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it

Preppers group hones disaster preparation.Disaster preparation for the Mayan apocolyse or an asteroid strike, events that may or may not happen, is less important than preparing for obvious dangers such as earthquakes, floods, tornados, or hurricanes.

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Central MN » Prepper Groups

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Trouble finding a Prepper Group? Google a support forum and use local keywords to find a group in your area.

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Interesting Idea: Wood stove made with tire rims

Interesting Idea: Wood stove made with tire rims | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it

While walking around today I came across this interesting stove made of tire rims.

 

Tire rims are plentiful and inexpensive. Welding several together and working them with a metal saw and grinder opens up some new possibilties of heating and cooking.

 

With a little ingenuity, I'm sure a home heating wood stove could be easily made.

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Preparedness Interview with Survivalist Scott B Williams

Preparedness Interview with Survivalist Scott B Williams | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it

Natural Disaster Videos - Natural Disaster Videos Emergency Survival Tips

 

Here is a couple minutes of an interview with Scott B. Williams

 

http://www.deadlyearth.com/emergency-preparedness/preparedness-interview-with-survivalist-scott-b-williams-author-of-bug-out/

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Guidelines to Surviving in a Post Peak Oil World

Oil and gas have served as both a basic manufacturing material and a fuel for industry but shortages and scarcity of petroleum resources will have a tremendous impact on commerce and living standards.

 

The suggested guidelines provide a simple set of rules for members of a small community to live in reasonable harmony with one another, and that is essentially the requirement for an oil-dependent society that has necessarily fragmented into smaller communities, once its supply of oil has been severely curtailed.

 

At first sight this does seem like a prognosis of "doom and gloom", as indeed it will be if there is no sensible scale-down of oil-fuelled activities. Indeed, a "wall" of fuel dearth will suddenly appear, and we will drive straight into it; or really be abandoned by the wayside of the petrol-fuelled journey of globalisation.

 

Read more at:

http://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/The-10-Commandments-Guidelines-to-Surviving-in-a-Post-Peak-Oil-World.html

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A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood? Add Water

A Way to Make Motor Fuel Out of Wood? Add Water | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it

Renmatix, a Georgia company, says it has overcome a major roadblock in turning agricultural waste into vehicle fuel and other useful chemicals by experimenting with a technology that treats the waste with compressed water heated to very high temperatures.

 

The process developed by Renmatix involves putting hardwoods into a small pressurized chamber. One class of sugars, the type with five carbon atoms, is broken off and harvested. The remaining material is pumped into a second pressurized vessel for a longer period to release the remaining sugars. Which are subsequently fermented to produce alcohols for fuel.

 

A solid component of woody biomass called lignin remains and is burned to provide energy for the process.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/27/business/energy-environment/using-water-to-turn-wood-chips-into-motor-fuel.html?_r=3&ref=technology

 

 

 

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Wildlife threatened by Fukushima radiation : Nature News

Wildlife threatened by Fukushima radiation : Nature News | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it

Leaked isotopes likely to affect marine ecosystems more than terrestrial ones.

 

Radiation released by the tsunami-struck Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could have long-lasting consequences for the natural environment in the vicinity of the damaged plant.

 

Scientists estimate that in the first 30 days after the accident on 11 March, trees, birds and forest-dwelling mammals were exposed to daily doses up to 100 times greater – and fish and marine algae to doses several thousand times greater - than are generally considered safe.

 

The research team found that flatfish, molluscs, crustaceans and brown seaweed offshore of Fukushima received radiation doses that, according to known dose-effect relationships, are likely to markedly increase mortality.

 

Terrestrial organisms are somewhat better off. However, the dose rates were still high enough to reduce the reproductive success of birds, rodents and trees – in particular pine and spruce.

 

Quirin Schiermeier

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110527/full/news.2011.326.html

 

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Wilderness Survival Guide

Wilderness Survival Guide- A collection of resources, from stories and tips to gear recommendations and links to other sites.

 

When you know a few basic survival skills you can safely go with into the wilderness with less equipment. You can substitute skills for bulk and weight, and still be as safe in the wild.

 

 

 

http://www.the-ultralight-site.com/wilderness-survival-guide.html

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Survivalist “Preppers” Ready For Anything

Survivalist “Preppers” Ready For Anything | Preppers Journal | Scoop.it

If a disaster strikes, are you ready? Find out about a new group of survivalists who are prepping for potential disasters.

 

If a disaster strikes, are you ready? Find out about a new group of survivalists who are prepping for potential disasters.

 

Tornadoes, hurricanes, even a terrorist attack, we most certainly live in uncertain times. But if disaster, or even just temporary disruption, strikes, are you ready for anything? Most people hope for the best, but others are preparing for the worst. It’s a movement sweeping the nation — people getting prepared.

 

Experience with natural disasters has proven people can not depend on having power, food, or water for days, if not weeks. Stocking up and preparing now helps ensure those times will be more easy to bear.

 

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2010/12/13/survivalist-preppers-ready-for-anything/

 

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