Sunday, January 31, 2010

Building a Discount Bushcraft Kit

Here is a great series of videos I found on YouTube that will help the unprepared get together a low cost kit  for 72 hours and beyond!

Building a Discount Bushcraft Kit Part 1

Building a Discount Bushcraft Kit Part 2

Building a Discount Bushcraft Kit Part 3 (Food)

Building a Discount Bushcraft Kit Part 4 (Take Down BuckSaw for Ten Dollars)

Building a Discount Bushcraft Kit Part 5 (Wool Blankets)

Building a Discount Bushcraft Kit Part 6 (Cheap Small Game Snares)

Building a Discount Bushcraft Kit Part 7 (The Blanket Pack)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Down In A Hole

Those who are familiar with the Vietnam war know that the North Vietnamese made extensive use of tunnels and underground bunkers, out of sight of aerial recon and hidden quite well from the foot soldiers on patrol.

A recent submission on JWR's site that I have mentioned before talks about creating separate cooking, sleeping and supply areas to keep discovery minimized.
 A Wilderness Hide Location for a Planned Evacuation

I’m thinking that if full societal collapse were to happen with panicked sheeple scrambling about looking for supplies, possibly your supplies, that it may be a good idea to mimic the NVA and go underground. Here is a video I found on YouTube that shows this idea, though without being hidden.

Here is a web page that has some pictures of the same place

Gives me some ideas...

Monday, January 25, 2010

The American Citizen Knife

3ohEight and acouple of his friends have created a video for their creative writing class at school and posted it on youtube.

You are advised against drinking beverages while viewing this video. I am not liable for you spewing your beverage through your sinus cavities and onto your keyboard and monitor.

You have been warned.

The American Citizen Knife

Friday, January 22, 2010

Survival Seeds

From Scott Peterson, Hometown Seeds

We at Hometown Seeds have been overwhelmed by the help given to us by the online gardening community.  From advice on products, tips to improve our website, or help in developing exposure to our business, we sincerely appreciate all you have done for us.

In appreciation for your help, we would like to offer a 10% discount on all of our products to you and your web community.  By entering the coupon code thanks, 10% will be reduced from the total cost of any order.  The code will be good through February 28, 2010.  Feel free to offer this to your readers and visitors.

If you don't already have a 10 year supply of seeds, give them a try and see if you aren't pleased with the quality of their products!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The People Have Spoken

Massachusetts has spoken!
Are the rest of you Demoncrap politicians listening?
Your turn in November!


Repugnicans, listen up! This is about not listening to the will of the people, not a full scale embracing of your agenda. Pay attention to the voters, or they will remove you too!

Double Hah!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Kudos to JWR, Sorta

I think the new look of James Wesley, Rawles’ Survival Blog is a big improvement over the previous incarnation. When I first noticed it I thought “Wow, this is much better!”

Now a week or so later I just shake my head and wonder why he kept that snot green background. It wasn't there at first. Oh well, his blog, his choice. For those of you with older computers, you may find that your performance slows to a crawl when you visited his site. Mine did. I found that it was the scrolling advertisements that caused it.

To cure this, place his url in the restricted zone under the Tools-Internet Options-Security-Sites tab in Internet Explorer. With Firefox, use an add-in called noscript. The CPU cycles hit is caused by the javascript that scrolls the ad’s. High powered computers on broadband probably won’t notice the performance hit like older machines and dial-up connections.

So Kudo’s to you James, sorta…

Monday, January 4, 2010

Something to Think About

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.

"A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.

"From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.

During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence;

8. From dependence back into bondage
Looks like we're somewhere between #6 and #8.