U.S. Electric Grid Vulnerablity

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Recently Judge Jeanine Pirro ran a special on her Fox News show about the vulnerability of the U.S. Power grid. The results of the show are nothing less than horrifying. She had a few guests on her show to comment about the security be given to our electric power grid. Among the 2 most noteworthy were Frank Gaffney and James Woolsey. Gaffney served in the Reagan administration as an advisor on nuclear forces, while Woolsey was director of CIA under President Clinton. Both men are known as conservatives in the public arena.

Woolsey was first.  He described the political landscape today of a Congress more interested in retaining their perceived power than to the abysmal security for our electric grid. He stated that both houses of government would like to keep their heads in the sand, than be brought face to face with the reality of an aging and increasingly…

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Naturally Preserving Food for Long Term Survival

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By Joy Tochi

Natural preservatives can come in quite handy especially when it comes to long term survival. There are many advantages to preserving your food naturally as it prevents the deterioration of food, thereby making it last longer.

Below are good-to-use natural preservation methods that won’t stress your pockets. What’s more, they will come in useful in emergency situations.

Dehydration

onionThe term dehydration refers to the removal of water from food such that their nutrients are preserved and the food lasts for a longer period of time. Some foods may require simple methods such as the use of a fan to air-dry the food. Other foods require other methods of dehydration.

Whichever method you decide to use, the aim should be to remove as much water as possible from your food and still leave them edible for a long time to come. Most dehydration methods are accomplished through heating…

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Survival Defense: Crafting a Fire-Hardened Spear

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By Josh

Although being prepared generally means having the best means of defense available, there may be situations where you need a more primitive means of defense. The spear was historically used from the earliest times and even into the modern era in some places, and it still has its place when you’re stuck in the wilderness and in need of a weapon. Of course you can just use a knife or some rocks to shape a stick into a spearpoint, but a little bit of hardening by a campfire can drastically improve the durability and performance of your spear, making it a highly recommended step.

How to create your spear

A spear is one of the simplest weapons possible, but for proper fire hardening you will want to use good, solid wood that is durable and hard. Oak or ash wood are both excellent candidates, and you should cut…

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What did you learn today?…Really

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I am starting to think that some of you are overspending and under-training.

Stop watching television and get out there  and do it yourself so you don’t have to say, “It worked on __________.”

I am sorry but if you can’t

  1. build or even find a safe shelter
  2. start a fire (without a match or a lighter)
  3. collect and boil some water
  4. hold your ground in a fight (optional)

I am not mad at you but be honest you are useless.  A $200(USD)/€147(EUR) survivalist tool, expensive bag and equipment does not make a person a survivalist or a Bushman.  Until you develop your skills and learn how to use your equipment (see below) – all you have are tools that are dead weight on your back.   Okay, yeah you might look good but that is it but I might be wrong on that – has anyone out there seen a person catch a rabbit or deer with their “good-looking” and expensive bag?

Everyone that knows me personally without a doubt in their heads – knows that I hate snow and cold weather.  Yet on the coldest record-setting day with snow up to my knees and a strong wind blowing, I was outside for almost 10 hours clearing snow, setting up different types of shelters with a tarp and figuring out how to start a fire with wet wood (hint: lint and feathering).  The only reason why I was out there for 10-hours was because I was training and promise myself I wasn’t going in until I got that fire started. LOL – this is what happens when I get a day off from work.

What did you learn today?  I am not into the “Zombie” movement but this photo below sums it all up

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10 Wild Edible Plants to Save Your Life

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English: Medicinal Plants Collection in the University of Warsaw Botanic Garden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Identifying edible plants
The first rule to follow is that if you can’t positively identify a plant, don’t eat it. A plant could be poisonous and if you identify it incorrectly, that could be  a bad end.

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How to Survive the Knockout Game

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How to Survive the Knockout Game

Posted by P. Henry

The news is buzzing recently of the “knockout game”. This is the latest dangerous fad for stupid people to get their kicks at the expense of others. The goal of this “game” is to hit someone so hard you knock them out. Drudge Report has several headlines on his site; the latest is of three knockout cases in Philadelphia. The MO seems to be in most cases to sucker punch someone when they aren’t suspecting it. The victims do not appear to be robbed of anything in most cases, just injured physically although some have died.

I could get into a rant about society and the ills that we have brought upon ourselves but there is not much point. Society is what it is and each of us have to live in the society we have created. Like all other things in…

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Blackout! – Power Outage Checklist

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Posted by P. Henry

In preparation for National Geographic’s debut of American Blackout this coming Sunday; I wanted to create my own power outage checklist for preppers. The premise of the show from the website is “the story of a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyber-attack — told in real time, over 10 days, by those who kept filming on cameras and phones.” I have high hopes for this show and genuinely hope to learn new things and gain fresh insights from the portrayal of these events. If nothing else, I hope the situations they present inspire and motivate others to be more prepared if we are ever faced with a situation like this.

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