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About Ray McNally

With over 17+ years online in the affiliate marketing, consulting and blogging fields, I've finally moved on to what I love the most, camping, survival, bushcraft and providing real world and local news that most will not find in the main stream media. I've learned the hard way that disaster can strike at any given time, in any place and it doesn't matter how well off you may be. If something happens, whether it be natural, man made or even something some would consider "evil", if you are not ready and do not know even the basics of survival you will end up suffering. My goal is provide information to help as many people as possible to learn the things they can to survive almost any unexpected situation that may come about. Also, to provide real news, information and updates as I see them so you also know what is happening around you, things you will not hear in the main stream media or local news. This will help you to know when something might happen no matter what it may be, so you can be ready and help yourself, and your family make it through tough situations!

How to Deal with Cabin Fever When Bugging In

2017-06-23T03:20:52+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival|

The term ‘bug out’ apparently gained popularity during World War 2, the term being inspired by cartoons of bugs scattering underfoot when discovered. As for bugging in, that refers to doing the opposite: staying put. It’s something you might have to do if there’s a natural disaster like a blizzard, tornado, heavy rain or snow. […] The post How to Deal with Cabin Fever When Bugging In appeared first on Urban Survival Site.

10 Best Loans And Grants To Jumpstart Your Off-Grid Lifestyle

2017-06-23T03:14:02+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

Get started with sustainable living by getting the best loans and grants. If money is the only thing holding you back, these options will get you started or give you the money you need to improve your homestead. Loans and Grants for the Self-Reliant — This post is courtesy of Homesteading and shared with permission — You know you want to start or enhance a sustainable homestead or farm on a prepper retreat, maybe you have even found the perfect land at the right price – but you just don’t have enough money on hand to move forward with a loan or expand your existing farm. Luckily for all of us who want to get back to basics and lead a self-reliant lifestyle, a plethora of grants and low money down agriculture loans and grants exist. Even better, once you actually get your land, additional grants and program participation payments exist for many practices which you will be employing on your homestead anyway – more on those money-making opportunities in a future article. Agriculture gr..

20 Times I’ve Been Glad I Had an Emergency Fund

2017-06-23T04:03:48+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

While Jeff Bezos and Amazon are ravenously devouring the entire retail world, things aren’t so rosy for the rest of us. Bankrate has released another unsettling survey about the lack … Read the rest The post 20 Times I’ve Been Glad I Had an Emergency Fund appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

Weather: The Natural Disaster Maker

2017-06-23T03:18:53+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal. Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Capt. Dennis. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift Card to purchase your own prepping supplies, enter today. One of the most fascinating subjects I had to study for a captain’s license was weather forecasting. Back in the late 70s there was no Weather Channel with satellite photos or live radar images to rely on. We had to learn to forecast weather by observing the sky, our surroundings, and recording the change in the barometric pressure. Wind speed is deduced by how it affects objects around us. Offshore, we could look at the wave tops to judge the wind velocity. On land we observe tree branches, weeds, or grass. When I first started studying weather forecasting, I had several good books on the subject with a pocket weather guide the easiest reference to carry around. A guide helps with ..

Top Budget Pocket Knives: 30 Best Folding EDCs Under $30

2017-06-23T03:32:48+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival|

Over the years, I’m finding it harder and harder to justify the purchase of expensive knives besides those that really stand out from the crowd – knives like the Benchmade Osborne and the Spyderco Paramilitary 2. The explanation for why comes down to the fact that it’s gotten absurdly easy to find knives with excellent […] This is just the start of the post Top Budget Pocket Knives: 30 Best Folding EDCs Under $30. Continue reading and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments! Top Budget Pocket Knives: 30 Best Folding EDCs Under $30, written by Thomas Xavier, was created exclusively for readers of the survival blog More Than Just Surviving.

Tsunami Shelters | What You Need to Know

2017-06-23T03:14:23+00:00 By |Categories: Featured, General Survival|

Tsunami shelters are developed by countries like the US where they could evacuate easily when there is a tsunami scare. Tsunamis are usually caused by an earthquake under the sea and it can cause great destruction once it reaches land. Tsunami Shelters: Preparing For A Tsunami Tsunami shelters could be big enough to support a whole community or small enough just to support a family of four. It must be accessible and durable. Ideally, a tsunami shelter must be built on high ground with stable platforms. You must consider the materials being used to withstand the extreme pressure of the water waves. Read along to know some fundamentals in building a strong tsunami shelter. 1. Reinforced Concrete Structure Image via AdventurerDeb Using concrete structures instead of wood is very efficient, even though wood is more resilient to earthquakes. Look for a specific concrete that doesn’t easily crack under water pressure. You should also consider the structural connectors, those that can absor..

The Tactics of a Gunfight After SHTF

2017-06-23T03:18:58+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal. Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Kirk Reynolds. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift Card to purchase your own prepping supplies, enter today. Looking around I couldn’t find an important piece of information – how one should fight in a SHTF situation. I think this is an important topic to cover because it has several special circumstances that need to be considered. Ammo will need to be conserved – I don’t care how many rounds you have saved up, it won’t be enough and the long-term of a complete collapse of society (potentially 40+ years) means that from the get go every single shot will be precious. Due to the fact that it is almost a certainty that combatants will be intensely familiar with the area and possibly have been residing for a long period of time it rather changes the mechanics of combat. Due to limited manpowe..

Setting Up Camp With Just 5 Dollar Store Survival Items

2017-06-23T03:20:52+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival|

This video by Corporals Corner shows that if you know what you’re doing, you can survive in the wilderness with only a few simple supplies. There are lots of “dollar store survival item” lists out there, but what I love about this video is how he takes the items into the woods and uses them […] The post Setting Up Camp With Just 5 Dollar Store Survival Items appeared first on Urban Survival Site.

Mechanical Gun Safes – Bedside Pistol Safe

2017-06-23T03:19:14+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift Card to purchase your own prepping supplies, enter the Prepper Journal’s Writing Contest today. In this conversation, we’re discussing pistol safes for use in a defensive situation where everything’s on the line. I imagine myself in a scenario where I’m woken up by a bump in the night. Likely taking place in the wee hours of the morning. An uninvited guest decides to bless me with their presence and take what they please. When my life is threatened, I’d confidently respond with a Glock® 17 and the necessary amount of Speer +P Gold Dots. Now, to get this out of the way. I have a love for all things Glock®, and think the Glock® 19 is the pinnacle of well-rounded self-defense weaponry in pistol form, and this is my scenario, so we’re sticking with the Glock®. To that end, I choose the 17 for my bedside defense out of a healthy respec..

Liberty I – Stealth Survival Weapon

2017-06-23T03:19:22+00:00 By |Categories: General Survival, Prepping|

Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal. When it comes to being prepared for disasters great or small, readers of this blog know I like to have different options. That isn’t to say that I roll out of my house with 3 different kinds of each piece of gear on me and 5 others in the pack in the trunk, but I do have more than one way to skin a cat so to speak. For food, I have different types of food stored and methods of producing my own food. For water, I have stored water plus many different filtration options and methods to obtain more. When it comes to security, I have plenty of options there as well. Most of the articles I have written on the Prepper Journal look at security from the perspective of defense as in when you have bad things happening, bad people usually try to take advantage of the situation. My recommendation for most scenarios like this is to have firearms to defend yourself. They also have the added advantage of being able to be used to acquire food if you are lu..