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Disaster Planning Interesting Stuff

10 Useful Additions to a Survival Shelter You May Not Have Considered

In a survival situation, your primary requirements are food, water and shelter. These are the most essential elements of living alone, regardless of the SHTF scenario you find yourself in. Of course, there is something to be said for what you may consider “nonessential” survival concerns. In most cases, you won’t know how long you’ll […]

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Camping / Fire Homesteading / Gardening Interesting Stuff

Stop Wasting Your Firewood Ash

Truth be told, I’ve always just dumped my ash behind our garage once it’s cooled. Looks like I should be using it around the house more. Here’s several ways to make use of firewood ash if you’ve been discarding it like I have. FYI, I’ve started the video about five minutes in to get to […]

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Defense / Security / Safety Interesting Stuff

Scary Wi-Fi Hacking Electronics!

Worried about your Wi-Fi getting hacked? No? After watching this you should be. Although I’d known some of these nefarious tools existed, I had no idea how easy they are to purchase (often on Amazon for cheap), use (I could probably figure it out), and worst of all… how quickly they can be employed to […]

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Disaster Planning Interesting Stuff Safety Advice

Useful Wildfire Tracking Website

Over the weekend I found a useful website called InciWeb (Incident Information System) for tracking current wildfires around the country and, sadly, it appears the entire West Coast is burning down: It’s very easy to use. You can easily zoom in seemingly indefinitely which you’ll want to do. Here’s me zooming into my home state […]

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It’s a Beautiful Day Today, I Hope You’re Enjoying It Too

I know you expect survival-related posts, but I’ve been realizing just how nice the weather has been where I live (near Seattle) and, as such, I’ve been making an effort to spend more time outside considering how much we’ve been stuck indoors over the past several months. Plus, I’ve been noticing the sun setting earlier […]

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8 Ways The World Could Suddenly End

YouTube now loves to recommend TED talks to me and this one sure caught my attention since it talks about the END OF THE WORLD! In any case, the following video was interesting, yet sober, look at eight specific ways the world could come to an end as we know it, including a pandemic, solar […]

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DIY Projects Interesting Stuff

How to Make a Flip-Flop Winch

Never know when you might need to make one of these to move something heavy out of the way or to pull a vehicle out of the ditch. That said, I sure am glad they invented the come-a-long power puller because this would take forever, lol…

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Equipment / Supplies Interesting Stuff Skills / Knowledge

7 Overlooked Everyday Items In Your House You Can Use For Survival

Any survival or disaster situation is naturally going to require you to get a little creative.   This is because resources in any survival situation are going to be rather thin, and you’re going to have to learn how to make the best with what you have. Fortunately, finding yourself in a survival situation doesn’t […]

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Will Sunlight Fire a Bullet?

This caught my attention today. Around the 6:00 mark it begins to get more interesting, but too bad he didn’t try to send the .22 round down a rifled barrel of some sort. Regardless, it was a neat though experiment and just goes to show that focused sunlight can do almost anything…

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Two Best Lockpicks

Video on lockpick choices. He recommends two: The Titanium Bogota lockpicks for better feel than stainless, plus they fit easily in your wallet or pocket. The folding pocket pick set because it’s all conveniently contained in a single unit, sort of like a Swiss Army knife. Remember, of course, that picking locks other than your own […]