Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Bug-Out Locations For People Without Bug-Out Locations

By Tim Gamble

In preparedness and survival circles, we talk a lot about bugging-out. But a lot of folks don't have a bug-out location. Where can they bug-out to, when and if it ever becomes necessary? Here are some ideas for bug-out locations for people without bug-out locations. 

1) A Relative's Place. Maybe your Uncle George has a fishing cabin in the mountains. Or Great Aunt Ida lives alone in that huge old house on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. Or Cousin Eddie has a small farm in Kentucky. Talk to them about using their place as a bug-out location. You could even stockpile some food, clothes, and other supplies there ahead of time. You don't have to move into the house with them. Perhaps you could park a camper or RV in their driveway or backyard.

It can be difficult relying on family at times, as pride, ego, jealousy, hurt feelings, and old grudges often get in the way. Put aside those petty family squabbles. Besides, Great Aunt Ida is a lonely old lady who will need someone when the SHTF, and Cousin Eddie could always use some extra hands on the farm.

2) A Friend's Place. Your best friend from high school... Your old college roommate... The guy you used to golf with every weekend before you both got too busy with careers and family... Chances are you know lots of people that have scattered across the country over the years. Its time to look some of them up and reconnect. Perhaps while reconnecting, you can find a "bug-out buddy." 

Reconnect first and reconnect now. Simply calling up an old college buddy out-of-the-blue after many years to see if you can use them as a bug-out location won't work. Rebuild that relationship now. And remember, the bug-out buddy thing works both ways. What if they are the ones needing to bug-out and your location is safe? 

3) National or State Parks. Many national or state parks have camping areas. Some have cabins. Some have RV or camper spaces. At others, you will have to hike in with tents. All these could be used as temporary bug-out locations. I've even heard rumors that some survivalists have buried caches of food and supplies near their favorite spots for use when the SHTF. You'll need to scout out locations ahead of time, and prepare accordingly, but these are good options for those who have no other options.  

4) For-Profit Campgrounds. National and state parks aren't the only camping option. There are lots of for-profit campgrounds around the country, offering everything form cabins, to RV and camper hook-ups, to primitive camping. Decide on a general area (or areas) you may want to bug-out to, then start looking for campgrounds. And, for goodness sake, go camping there a few times before you need to bug-out. This will give you lots of practice and insights in what you need to do and to bring with you, when the time comes for bugging out. 

5) A Church Retreat. This is an idea that might work best for a small, tightly-knit church of like-minded folks. The church buy some land in a rural area. It can be "officially" for use as a church campground or retreat, and unofficially as a potential bug-out location for church members. Start using the retreat now, and start making improvements to get it ready for a church-wide bug-out should it become necessary. 

A number of churches in my area already have such campgrounds or retreats - some individually, some in conjunction with other churches in their denomination. These church campgrounds could easily be pressed into use as bug-out locations.

6) Create a Mutual Assistance Group (MAG). The MAG, or survival group, can then go in together to purchase a few acres of land that could be a mutual bug-out location. This, too, will take effort and time to find the right people, and then to hash out the rules, but it can be done.

Here is a great example: I'm aware of three families who joined together to purchase a small farm that was for sale in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee about fifteen years ago. Over the ensuing years, the families spent most weekends and vacation time on the property, working it into a very nice homestead / retreat community. 

You could also find an existing MAG or survival group to join, but that can be difficult to do, and takes much time and effort. For many, it may be easier to just form one of their own with family and friends they already know and have things (values, beliefs, attitudes, worldview) in common. 

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

"Died Suddenly"

Two articles deserving your attention:

Expose News:  CDC quietly confirms at least 118k Children & Young Adults have ‘Died Suddenly’ in the USA since the roll-out of the COVID Vaccines https://expose-news.com/2022/11/30/usa-118k-children-died-suddenly-covid-vaccine/  

Slay News:  CDC: 1.1 Million Americans ‘Died Suddenly’ since Last Year https://slaynews.com/news/cdc-1-million-americans-died-suddenly-since-last-year/ 
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My "Boots on the Ground" Report - Comparison Shopping Pays Off!

By Tim Gamble  12-6-2022

As SouthernPrepper1 continues his "Boots on the Ground" series on his You Tube channel (link: https://www.youtube.com/user/southernprepper1), I will occasionally post on this website my own personal observations of what I am seeing and experiencing in my area (small town in western North Carolina).

Comparison Shopping Pays Off!

Supply chain problems and high inflation over the last year or so has created a situation with large disparities in prices from store to store, and not always in expected ways. What do I mean by this? Let me give you an example I am experiencing with eggs in my area.

Last week, my local Walmart had their large white eggs priced at $5.48 a dozen. My local Ingles Supermarket had their large white eggs priced at $3.88 a dozen. Ingles was $1.50 a dozen cheaper than Walmart last week.

This week, that Walmart has the same large white eggs at $5.27 a dozen. That same Ingles has their large white eggs at $3.18 a dozen. Ingles is $2.09 a dozen cheaper than Walmart this week!

The way thing used to be, it was safe to assume that Walmart is the cheapest store for most items. That is no longer the case. Don't assume Walmart is cheaper than other stores. Instead, do as much comparison shopping as possible! 
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Monday, December 5, 2022

In Prepping, "Perfect" Is The Enemy of "Good."

By Tim Gamble

We all have heard the saying that "perfect" is the enemy of "good," but what does that mean, and how does it relate to preparedness and survival? 

First, let's get something out of the way: Perfect doesn't exist. There is no perfect person, no perfect group, no perfect location, no perfect plan. There will never be a perfect time or a perfect situation or perfect circumstances. This is true in all areas of life, and we just have to deal with it. 

Insisting on perfection in anything causes indecision, prevents action, and results in nothing being accomplished. Unfortunately, the desire for "perfect" is often used as an EXCUSE to do nothing. Or, rather, it is often used as an excuse to not do something that you actually don't want to do. 

When it comes to preparedness, many folks often this as an excuse not to prepare. For example, I've heard many people over the years say they aren't preppers because "its impossible to predict exactly what will go wrong or when, therefore you can't really prepare for anything." In other words, they don't prepare because having a perfect plan is impossible. It is true that no plan is perfect, but a merely good plan is better than no plan at all. 

The examples are almost endless:

"I can't afford to buy a year's supply of food, so I don't stock up anything.

"I have bad knees and a bad back. I'm too old. I have arthritis. Therefore, I can't exercise or do anything to improve my fitness."

"I can't lose wait because I have bad genes - being fat runs in my family."

"I can't get out of debt because I have too many bills and don't make enough money."

"I can't move to a better location because I have too much debt."

"I can't get out of the Big City because my doctor is here (and somehow there are no doctors anywhere else)."

"I can't move to a rural area or even a small town because there are no jobs there."

"I can't... because... excuse..."

The truth is that 99.999% of the time when someone says "I can't" they really mean "I don't want to" because doing so will be too difficult or too uncomfortable for them. They don't want to admit this, so they cast about for an excuse. Don't let the desire for "perfect" be that excuse, in life or in prepping. If you insist on waiting for the perfect time, the perfect location, the perfect circumstances, the perfect plan, the perfect group, the perfect whatever, before you act, you will never act. And ultimately, it will be your undoing. 
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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Three Things You Should Do To Improve Your Financial Situation

By Tim Gamble

Having financial problems? Most of the poor and middle class are, so you have a lot of company. Here are the three things you need to do in order to fix your financial problems:

  • Build capital (emergency savings) - This is HUGE to your financial success. Do whatever it takes to build savings: Work extra hours, get a second job, have a massive yard sale, sell those expensive toys (ATVs, boats, home gyms, and so forth), downsize your car to get out of the payment, and maybe even downsize your house if it is more than you really need.
  • Be happy living within your means - This is an attitude adjustment, which is especially hard for many people. You CAN be happy without a brand new car, or without taking a Caribbean cruise this year, or without yet another pair of $300 shoes. Don't worry about what your neighbors have and do, or what your friends might think about you. Reduce your expenses, live within your means, and be happy doing so.
  • Embrace delayed gratification - Back in the days before credit cards, installment plans, and payday loans, if you wanted something you had to save money until you had enough to buy it outright. This meant you had to wait to get it. These days, Americans feel entitled to whatever they want, and entitled to it NOW! Banks and credit cards companies have made fortunes off this entitlement attitude. Developing a little patience will go a long way to you making your fortune!

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Winter Preps For 2022/23

By Tim Gamble

Winter 2022/23 is here, and with it comes winter's own set of challenges and concerns. Here is a quick review of Winter Preps you should consider.*

Winter First Aid

Winter has its own set of potential first aid concerns, I highly recommend you review the article I posted a couple of days ago on Winter First Aid (link is to my article on this website). In it, I discuss The Anatomy of Body Heat (and how to maintain your core temperature), the Symptoms & Treatment of both Frostnip and Frostbite, Hypothermia Signs and Treatment, First Aid Courses and a handbook recommendation.  

Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter
  • Inspect your tires and make sure they are in good shape.
  • Don't forget to inspect your spare tire! Make sure you have all the tools you need to change a tire. 
  • Inspect your wiper blades. Change them if needed.
  • Make sure the anti-freeze level is appropriate for your location (a local mechanic can help you with that if you don't know).
  • Inspect/test your battery, especially if it is more than four years old.
  • Check all fluids and catch up on any routine maintenance to prevent breakdowns (see my article Prepper Auto Maintenance Schedule).  

Make sure you have an emergency kit in your vehicle
, including items such as some food and water, first aid kit, flashlight, extra batteries, extra motor oil, and jumper cables or battery starter. For winter, include extra gloves and head/neck coverings (such as a wool toboggan or a full Balaclava). A warm blanket is also a good idea, as is a way to recharge your cell your phone.

NOTE:
Many folks get the shortest jumper cables possible in order to save a couple of bucks (if they have jumper cables at all). However, its not always possible to park both vehicles that close together. Jumper cables are not that expensive, so go ahead an spend a few extra bucks to get a set that will be long enough to actually be useful. I have a 16-foot set of jumper cables in both my vehicles. 

Other Winter Survival Tips
  • Inspect/clean your chimney and wood stove pipes.
  • If you use firewood, make sure you have enough to last you all winter.
  • Don't let fallen leaves pile up against your home (fire hazard).
  • Clean out gutters after the leaves stop falling (safety issue).
  • Turn off and/or cover outside faucets and watering systems.
  • Make sure your home food and water storage are topped off in case winter storms leave you homebound for a period of time. Same goes for any medications you take.
  • Keep your gas tank topped off. Running out-of-gas is not a good idea in freezing weather.
  • Update your bug-out bag for winter: include dry socks & underwear, gloves, head/neck coverings, poncho, emergency or reflector blanket, and make sure you have plenty of matches, lighters, and/or fire starters. 
  • A cold weather sleeping bag/system is highly recommended for winter months. 

Special Considerations for Winter 2022/2023

Various supply chain problems, potential strikes, higher gas and energy prices, high inflation, massive illegal immigration, underfunded (and understaffed) police departments, rising crime, RSV outbreaks, nursing shortages - the list of domestic problems we face this winter is quite long.  And I have said nothing of the long list of international problems that exist. These problems will not only continue, but likely will get worse over the course of this winter. In fact, things could get much worse this winter. 

Food needs to be a top priority. As many others are saying, "stock food to the rafters." Food is only going to increase in price this winter, and grocery store shelves are already starting to look a little skimpy. Buy now. Same goes for other types of supplies you use regularly: cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, paper goods, OTC medications, vitamins and supplements, batteries, and even shoes and clothes. 

Counterpoint: Some analysts are stating that there is a glut of clothing on the market currently, and that after the Christmas season we will see stores sharply mark-down clothing to sell off their excess inventory. It may be worthwhile to put off clothing purchases in order to get these savings. 


Think about security. Crime, including violent crime, is rising across the country. Police departments are underfunded and understaffed. Woke District Attorneys across the country are incredibly soft on crime. And the ongoing influx of illegal immigrants and unvetted refuges will only make matters worse. The new reality is that you have to be responsible for your own security and that of your family. 

Get your concealed-carry permit if it is legal in your area, and carry! Take a good self-defense shooting course (shooting under stress at a moving target that shoots back at you is vastly different from leisurely shooting a fixed target at the gun range). Your local gun shop should be able to tell you where to get training. I also suggest most people double or even triple the amount of ammo you have on-hand. You may want to consider learning how to reload, and stock up on reloading supplies. 

Everyone in your family or group, regardless of their age, should also take a non-lethal self-defense course. A good self-defense course won't just cover the physical aspects of self-defense, but also give tips and advice on avoiding dangerous situations in the first place.


Security isn't just about guns & ammo, but also about hardening your home, security doors, dead-bolt locks, exterior home lighting, avoiding bad areas of town, practicing situational awareness, exercising commonsense, and many other things less exciting, yet probably more important, than guns.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Winter First Aid 2022/23

By Timothy Gamble

Winter 2022/23 is here, and with it comes winter's own set of first aid concerns. Here is a quick look at those concerns.*

The Anatomy of Body Heat

A major concern for winter survival is body heat. The human body needs to maintain the core temperature of 98.6° F (37° C). If it gets too low or too high for too long, it could be damaging or even fatal. Most body heat is lost through the head, neck, hands, and wrists, but this is due to those areas being typically not as well-covered as the other areas of your body. If you were naked, you would lose body heat roughly equally throughout your body. The hands and feet, especially the fingers and toes, as well as the ears and nose, are more vulnerable to frost bite due to their greater distance from your body core.

Wearing warm, dry socks, and appropriate shoes or boots is important during the winter. Warm gloves and head coverings (such as a wool toboggan or a full Balaclava) are also recommended in cold weather. You should keep a bag with extra socks, gloves and toboggans in your vehicles, just in case.  A warm blanket also makes a good addition to your vehicle kit.  

Frostnip/Frostbite Symptoms & Treatment

Frostnip is a mild form of early frostbite. According to the WebMD website: "When it's cold out, exposed skin may get red or sore. This is called frostnip, and it’s an early warning sign of frostbite. If this happens, find warm shelter quickly."

According to the Mayo Clinic website: "Frostbite is most common on the fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks and chin. Because of skin numbness, you may not realize you have frostbite until someone else points it out."

The symptoms of frostbite include:
  • Early on, cold skin and a prickly sensation (frostnip)
  • Numbness
  • Skin discoloration: red, white, bluish-white, or grayish-yellow
  • Hard skin and/or waxy-looking skin
  • Joint and muscle stiffness, causing clumsiness and difficulty using hands
  • In severe cases, blistering and peeling of skin after rewarming

For frostnip, the Mayo Clinic website recommends rewarming the skin and protecting it from further cold. Frostbite requires medical treatment, especially is the frostbite is severe or is accompanied by increasing pain, swelling, discharge, or fever. While awaiting medical care, do not walk on frostbitten feet. Ibuprofen may reduce pain. 

NOTE: Frostbitten skin is easy to burn, so avoid direct contact with fire, heaters,  lamps, HOT water, and heating pads. While outside, you can warm hands by placing them under your arms. Inside, you can soak hands and feet in WARM (not hot) water.

Hypothermia

According to the Mayo Clinic website: "Get emergency medical help if you suspect hypothermia, a condition in which your body loses heat faster than it can be produced.  Hypothermia occurs as your body temperature falls below 95 F (35 C)" 

Symptoms of hypothermia include:
  • Intense shivering
  • Slurred speech
  • Slow, shallow breathing
  • Weak pulse
  • Drowsiness and loss of coordination
  • Confusion and/or memory loss
  • Unconsciousness
Hypothermia is a very serious condition. Seek medical help immediately if you suspect someone has hypothermia. In the meantime, here are the first aid recommendations from the Mayo Clinic website:
  • Gently move the person out of the cold. If going indoors isn't possible, protect the person from the wind, especially around the neck and head. Insulate the individual from the cold ground.
  • Gently remove wet clothing. Replace wet things with warm, dry coats or blankets.
  • If further warming is needed, do so gradually. For example, apply warm, dry compresses to the center of the body — neck, chest and groin. The CDC says another option is using an electric blanket, if available. If you use hot water bottles or a chemical hot pack, first wrap it in a towel before applying.
  • Offer the person warm, sweet, nonalcoholic drinks.
  • Begin CPR if the person shows no signs of life, such as breathing, coughing or movement.
  • Do not rewarm the person too quickly, such as with a heating lamp or hot bath.
  • Don't attempt to warm the arms and legs. Heating or massaging the limbs of someone in this condition can stress the heart and lungs.
  • Don't give the person alcohol or cigarettes. Alcohol hinders the rewarming process, and tobacco products interfere with circulation that is needed for rewarming.
Avoid hypothermia by wearing appropriate shoes, socks, clothing, gloves and head/neck coverings for the weather conditions. If you get wet, including heavy sweating, change into dry clothes as soon as possible. Avoid staying outside in very cold weather for too long. Older folks, babies, young children, and folks with certain medical conditions (such as Parkinson's disease, diabetes, and hypothyroidism) are more susceptible to hypothermia. Keep a watchful eye on those folks.  
 
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* Of course, you should learn first aid and CPR before an emergency hits. Everyone, prepper or not, should learn first aid. Please take a first aid course as soon as possible. 
Places you may be able to find a course include your local YMCA, fire department, rescue squad, or community college. You also may be able to organize a course through your church, scouting organization, or a local community/civic club.

In need of a first aid handbook? I recommend the ACEP First Aid Manual 5th Edition: The Step-by-Step Guide for Everyone. It is more up-to-date than the current Red Cross one (2014 vs. 1992). 
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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Giving Tuesday (or any day) Recommendation

 Hi Folks,

If you are looking for a good organization to support, please prayerfully consider Grindstone Ministries / Kaleb House. This is a a 501(c)3 not-for-profit located in Eastern Oklahoma that does disaster relief and also runs Kaleb House, a rescue and recovery facility for juvenile human trafficking survivors. Link to their donation page: https://grindstone-ministries.snwbll.com/giving-portalThese are good people carrying out an incredibly important mission.

(Full disclosure, I am NOT affiliated in any way with Grindstone Ministries / Kaleb House, other than supporting their mission.) 

Please watch this video by TJ Morris, President of Grindstone. Text can be read below the video.  --Tim Gamble



Giving Tuesday 2023

Grindstone Ministries is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit located in Eastern Oklahoma. We perform disaster relief and construction projects for underserved communities adversely affected by critical weather events. GSM has deployed 36 times in the last 42 months to notable storms including Hurricanes Ian & Michael in Florida, the Mayfield Kentucky tornadoes, and most recently to Southeastern Oklahoma for the tornadoes that affected Idabel. During these deployments, we have: • donated tens of thousands of man-hours of labor for relief and recovery efforts • hauled tens of thousands of cubic yards of debris at our cost • remediated, rebuilt, or replaced a dozen homes at our cost • provided more than ten thousand hot meals to residents, first responders, line workers, volunteers, and recovery personnel at our cost • coordinated and performed Search & Rescue missions at our cost • provided medical expertise & capabilities to strained EMS agencies at our cost • warehoused & distributed thousands of tons non-perishable food items, potable water, hygiene products, infant and childcare products, tarps, construction materials, and medicines at our cost • raised more than $500,000 of private funds for disaster relief efforts and residents affected by severe weather In order to maintain the readiness required to deploy quickly and efficiently to critical weather events, Grindstone is dependent upon the generosity of folks like you who monetarily support our disaster recovery efforts. We couldn’t do this without you. In addition to disaster relief, Grindstone Ministries is also actively constructing Kaleb House, a recovery facility for juvenile human trafficking survivors. We estimate the construction costs for Kaleb House to exceed $1.5 million dollars; but for this cost we will be able to provide a safe and secure recovery facility for up to 60 children. Utilizing the House Parents model, Kaleb House will address the mental, emotional, spiritual, educational, financial, and physical challenges that survivors of human trafficking face. Our program has no time limit; when our kiddos are grown and ready to face the world on their own terms, they are free to go. But until then, we’re not asking anyone to leave simply because a certain length of time has transpired. How does someone tell a six year old that their time is up? Kaleb House already has 24 survivors in its care, which are being stewarded in a series of safehouses staffed 24/7 by professional caregivers. The cost to care for these children, ages 1 to 19, exceeds $20,000 per month. So not only does Kaleb House require funds to complete construction of the facility, but we are also dependent upon your donations to fund our monthly operating costs to continue to steward the survivors in our care. Please consider establishing a recurring donation through our giving portal at www.grindstoneministries.com to assist in our ongoing efforts to bless underserved communities and rescue & restore juvenile human trafficking survivors. Funds can be specifically earmarked through the giving portal, as per the following: General Fund: Supports operational costs & disaster relief efforts Kaleb House: Supports ongoing recovery efforts for our survivors Construction: Supports the actual construction of the Kaleb House facility Thank you for your time and prayerful consideration. TJ Morris President Grindstone Ministries Kaleb House Matthew 18:6

Monday, November 28, 2022

The Survivalist's Stockpile: WD-40 and Its 2000+ Uses

By Tim Gamble

The Survivalist's Stockpile is an occasional feature on Dystopian Survival, highlighting items that preppers and survivalists might want to include in their stockpile of supplies. This edition is about WD-40.

What is WD-40?

You have heard of WD-40, but what exactly is it? Technically-speaking, WD-40 is a penetrating oil and a rust-preventive solvent that can displace water. It was invented in 1953 by the Rocket Chemical Company (now named The WD-40 Company) as a chemical to thoroughly clean and protect rocket parts. WD stands for "water displacement" and the 40 refers to the successful 40th formulation, after 39 previous attempts failed to meet needed specifications. What exactly is in WD-40, beyond various hydrocarbons, is a closely guarded trade secret. (Link to WD-40 products on Amazon.)

2000 documented uses for WD-40! 

According to The WD-40 Company, there are over 2,000 documented uses for WD-40. A .pdf of those documented uses can be downloaded from the company by clicking this link (link is to a large .pdf file, so may take a few moments to load). I'm not going to list all 2000+ uses (they are all on that .pdf, so check it out), but here are just few things WD-40 can do:

WD-40 lubricates and unsticks things that are stuck together. Examples include stuck bolts and nuts, lug nuts, hose ends, & other parts, zippers, door hinges, gate hinges, car locks, car doors, sheers & scissors, and a whole host of other stuck things. WD-40 can even be used to unstick, without breaking, drinking glasses and glass cookware that have gotten stuck together. 

WD-40 lubricates and quiets things that are noisy or squeaky. Examples include squeaky hinges, drawer rollers, bed springs, rocking chairs, leather shoes & boots, car & boat seats, ventilation systems, and basically anything else that squeaks, grinds, or makes other noises when it moves. 

WD-40 removes and prevents rust. Examples include anything made of metal, from garden tools to hand tools, from metal fishing hooks & lures to golf clubs & metal cleats. General rule of thumb: If it is made of metal, it can rust. If it can rust, WD-40 can remove that rust. And even prevent that rust in the first place. 

WD-40 cleans removes adhesive residue, tar, grime, and dirt. That sticky leftover adhesive from stickers and tape? WD-40 easily removes that from metal, wood, plastic, ceramic, leather, and glass materials. That dog poop all over your shoes? Gone with WD-40. That grime and gunk in soap dishes, ash trays, barbeque grills, and even the spray nozzle on your kitchen sink? WD-40 works wonders. 

WD-40 is a pest repellant. This one surprised me, but it turns out that many pests, including flies, squirrels, rabbits, and rodents, hate the smell of WD-40. Spray it along the bottom of fences and on wire tomato cages to keep the pests away from your garden. 

WD-40 is a stain remover. It can remove red kool-aid stains and tomato stains from carpet, upholstery, clothing, and fabrics. It also removes lipstick stains from clothing, shoe polish stains from socks, and hair-dye stains from towels. WD-40 also successfully removes many other stains. 

There are many "How-To" videos showing how to use WD-40 for many of its 2000+ uses on the company's website (click here to go to their webpage for those videos). 

WD-40 Multi-Use Products are available on Amazon in many sizes, raging from 1-ounce bottles to 55-gallon drums.

Previous articles in The Survivalist's Stockpile series:
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Sunday, November 27, 2022

America Is Fat, but You Don’t Have to Be

In a culture where diet and exercise fads come and go, what do you need to do to be healthy? Prager U. recently released an excellent five-minute video by Vinnie Tortorich, entitled "America Is Fat, but You Don’t Have to Be," that I want to bring to everyone's attention. In it, Tortorich, a renowned fitness expert, offers three key behaviors that must be repeated to get and stay in shape. This is a simple and easy plan that anyone can do. Please take five minutes to watch it on the Prager U. website. Here is the direct link to the video: https://www.prageru.com/video/america-is-fat-but-you-dont-have-to-be 
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Ad: Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets - Twin Pack of 50 Tablets Each (100 Tablets in Total). Provides  water purification for camping, hiking, traveling and emergency water preparedness situations. Good for the bug-out and get home bags. 

Ad: 4-Way Silcock Key (aka Water Key) - Opens those recessed water spigots without handles that are on commercial buildings, and at parks & golf courses. Get access to water that you otherwise wouldn't be able to get. Good for the bug-out and get home bags. 



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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Great gift ideas to promote self-reliance and resilience!

11-24-2022   Here are some great gift ideas to promote self-reliance and resilience! I wouldn't mind getting a few of these myself. I am a Amazon affiliate, so I do make a tiny percentage (and I do mean tiny) off any purchases made through these links, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting this website!!

Survivalist Family: Prepared Americans for a Strong AmericaBy Pastor Joe Fox / Viking Preparedness. Great guide to beginner and intermediate preparedness and survival. 


GREAT Survival Knife: KA-BAR #1213 


Leatherman Multi-Tools - I am a HUGE fan of Leatherman Multi-Tools. I carry one on my belt everyday. 


Water Filters and Water Straws for camping, hiking, emergencies, and survival are must haves! 



Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds for your survival garden! Grow your own food. 


Don't forget about your Medicinal & Tea Herb garden!



DefenderShield Cell Phone Faraday Bag & EMP Shield - Complete wireless signal blocking for data security and privacy protection. Military-grade anti-hacking from 0-90 GHz


The Scriptures - This new version in English is a literal translation that restores the names of God. 


Battery Storage Cases - GREAT for organizing! Many different sizes and designs available.


Laplander Folding Saws - I have a couple of these! GREAT for camping, hiking, bug-out bags, and chores around the homestead. 


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The Mini Farming Bible: The Complete Guide to Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre - This book, by Brett Markham, contains detailed information on: Composting, Seed Starting, Pest and disease control, Selecting and saving seed, Raising chicken for eggs and raising chicken for meat, Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, parsnips, and other veggies, Weed control, and much more, all geared towards urbanites and suburbanites with small yards of ¼ acre or less!   



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