Basically arranged my EDC in a way that would make it as easy as possible for me to switch purses on the fly. Not that I really care to switch purses often, just that I hate doing it when my EDC is messy. Select cards, coupons, and a bit of change go into that coin […] This is just the start of the post April 2017 EDC Purse Dump. Continue reading and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments! April 2017 EDC Purse Dump, written by Elise Xavier, was created exclusively for readers of the survival blog More Than Just Surviving.
My first experience with a gas mask was on Parris Island, when I entered United States Marine Corps boot camp. We had gone through various classes on how to operate our gas masks and were properly fitted before we were issued our personal mask. We also received instruction on other issued gear in order to have better protection against various NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) attacks. -This post was originally published on Gun Carrier and has been shared with permission- Do You Have A Gas Mask in Your Survival Kit? Once we completed hours of instruction, as well as practice with our NBC gear, it was time to put our equipment to the test. I heard about the dreaded “gas chamber” well before I ever stepped off the bus that brought me to where U.S. Marines are made. None of us mentioned the gas chamber in detail, but we all held in that bit of fear from the tales that we were told about the infamous gas chamber. We were taken to a location that looked like most of the other buildings..
Written by Cornelia Adams on The Prepper Journal. I decided to make beeswax soap for Christmas gifts last year. It has been on my list of things I should probably know how to do and when my stepfather, who keeps bees, brought me seven pounds of beeswax from his hives, I thought the time was right. I started my soap-making adventure with a recipe for beeswax soap from the book, “Beeswax Alchemy”. This book contains directions for making candles, balms and bars, salves, cream and scrubs, soap, and even beeswax art. BEESWAX – WHERE TO GET IT AND HOW TO HANDLE IT You can either acquire your beeswax from a beekeeper, which I was fortunate enough to be related to, or you can buy it online and it comes in handy little balls that are easy to measure and melt. The wax I had was in giant hunks which I sawed off with a bread knife. I do not recommend this method. It’s maddening. Since then I have learned another method which would have saved me a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. First, beeswax ..
Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News This week on Survival Saturday, we’ll … Read the rest The post When the Culture of Glamorous Helplessness Meets Cold Reality appeared first on The Organic Prepper.
Companion planting is a technique that has been used for centuries by gardeners and farmers worldwide. Companion plants are basically different plants planted together – plants that are beneficial to each other. -This post was originally published on Homesteading and has been shared with permission- Here’s a great example! The Native Americans used a technique called The Three Sisters in which they would plant corn, beans, and squash together. The corn provided a structure for the beans to climb, the beans provided nitrogen for the soil that the other plants would utilize, and the squash would spread along the ground to prevent weeds. Other great benefits of companion planting include: Deterrence of various pests Attraction of beneficial insects Great for overall plant growth and flavor In this article, I’ll cover the best companion plants for your survival garden so you and your family can have the healthiest garden yet! Let’s get started! Companion Plants For Your Survival Garde..
What is your biggest fear? For people in the preparedness realm, we look at the fears of other people and instead of trying to ignore those fears, we look them … Read the rest The post What Is Your Worst Prepper Nightmare? appeared first on The Organic Prepper.
Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal. At its most basic, growing food doesn’t take much. At home it can be accomplished with some tin cans and plastic bottles, maybe some storage totes or buckets or drawers that were salvaged for free, and seeds or starts. When we’re working on that scale our hands and a pencil are sufficient. Most of the time, though, we expand beyond small and tiny containers. Even with some small, modest beds, there are a few tools like hooked three-prong hand cultivators or a small spade that come in handy. When we’re dealing with numerous beds and a larger plot, we want to step up again. If our food production deals with shrubs, brambles and trees, we need a few more things yet. To some degree, growing style largely dictates what is a must-have item and what can be set aside. Our bodies and health dictate more – as we get older or accumulate injuries, we may need more mechanical help or to spend less time crouched and thus more time with a long-hand..
Written by John Hertig on The Prepper Journal. Last time, we finished our look at the legality and mechanics of building your own firearm, particularly the manufacturing of the receiver. Even though this receiver IS considered to be the firearm, it is not usable as is. In the next two articles, we look at what is needed to get the firearm functional. In particular, we will concentrate on the AR-15 style rifles and pistols. This is because these (and the very similar AR-10 and AR-308) are the most common firearms built from 80% receivers. This decision will give us the widest choices of parts and tooling and options to experiment with. By the way, note that the AR in all of these means “Armalite Rifle” (the company which designed this style), not “Assault Rife”. I let my fingers do the surfing online to find the best combination of apparent quality and price as of February, 2017. Note that this does not mean this list of parts, prices and sources is still valid, and it was based upon..
When I think of lock picking, SouthOrd is the brand that immediately springs to mind. A few days ago I scribbled about a lock pick adventure on Survival Threads and decided to test out the waters and do a review of my favourite (thus so far) lock picking set, the SouthOrd PXS-14. I understand that […] This is just the start of the post SouthOrd PXS-14 USA-Made 14 Piece Lock Pick Set Review. Continue reading and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments! SouthOrd PXS-14 USA-Made 14 Piece Lock Pick Set Review, written by Thomas Xavier, was created exclusively for readers of the survival blog More Than Just Surviving.
If a major disaster strikes your town, the disaster itself won’t be the only threat to your safety. You’ll also have to beware of two types of people: those without food or supplies who are desperate enough to rob anybody, and criminals who are taking advantage of the lack of law enforcement. That’s why situational […] The post Situational Awareness: 4 Steps To Follow appeared first on Urban Survival Site.