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  • Escaping from Zip Ties - the back

    04/21/2017 7:06:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/21/2017 | J Hines
    Imagine being zip tie behind your back and you had to escape, how would you do this? The best way to overcome any type of restraints is to analyze how it works. Zip ties are tough nylon tape that contains small teeth running lengthwise down on one side, and a ratchet with small teeth embedded in a small open case. The ratchet is molded to have downward pressure to be placed upon it as the tape is run through the open case, once the tape is align with the teeth of the ratchet, it will lock the zip tie. If...
  • When you Gotta Go

    04/17/2017 11:58:05 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 4/17/2017 | S Morstan
    When you're in the woods and you need a place to go, you can at least go comfortably with this wilderness lifehack! Lots of you have probably been putting garbage bags in buckets for this kind of thing (or just been using buckets, you savages), but why not add a little extra luxury for a few added dollars, and put a pool noodle seat on it? You can even hang the paper roll from the handle. One thing I might add, if I were doing this– maybe consider reinforcing the pool noodle with some duct tape if you’re going to...
  • Woman who survived 5 days alone lost in the Grand Canyon describes her ordeal

    03/23/2017 12:27:38 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/23/2017 | Lisa Sivertsen, Jim Scholz, Kelly McCarthy
    A woman who spent five days stranded in the Grand Canyon described the "true panic" of her harrowing experience in an exclusive interview with ABC News. "I was panicking and crying and sobbing - I was a mess," said Amber Vanhecke, 24, about the moment she first realized she was lost without GPS or cell reception. Vanhecke, a college student from Denton, Texas, was sightseeing by herself last week near the southern rim of the Grand Canyon when her GPS instructed her to make a wrong turn, leading her through increasingly tough terrain. An experienced Girl Scout and outdoor adventurer,...
  • Which of Your Assets Are Most Likely To Survive The "System Reset"?

    02/06/2017 9:49:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/06/2017 | Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,
    Your skills, knowledge and and social capital will emerge unscathed on the other side of the re-set wormhole. Your financial assets held in centrally controlled institutions will not.Longtime correspondent C.A. recently asked a question every American household should be asking: which assets are most likely to survive the "system re-set" that is now inevitable? It's a question of great import because not all assets are equal in terms of survivability in crisis, when the rules change without advance notice.If you doubt the inevitability of a system implosion/re-set, please read Is America In A Bubble (And Can It Ever Return To...
  • 15 Actionable Tips for Staying Safe During Times of Civil Unrest

    02/04/2017 6:48:07 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 60 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 3 Feb, 2017 | Brian Lenney
    Since the Donald entered the White House, America has gone from bad to worse as far as violence goes. The rise of mob violence, riots, and outright targeting of people by domestic terrorist groups – like Antifa, Communists, Black Lives Matter, and other Soros-funded radical far-left groups – isn’t to be taken lightly. We saw Berkeley blow up in riots because Milo Yiannopoulos was invited to speak there. We saw mobs rioting in Portland. We saw Washington D.C. trashed at the Women’s March and inauguration riots, and we saw violent leftists attack people at a College Republicans event at NYU...
  • Ham / GMRS 400-1000mhz PC board antenna for ham radio

    01/30/2017 12:34:13 PM PST · by tbw2 · 56 replies
    SurvivalComms Youtube Channel ^ | Jul 29, 2016 | SurvivalComms
    A high quality, low cost ham radio communication set up demonstration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN-jELK0Wq0&t=203s
  • The Philippines: Whatever it takes

    01/19/2017 4:12:18 PM PST · by LadyDoc · 16 replies
    StrategyPage ^ | January 18,2017 | Jim Dunnigan
    The war on drugs continues to enjoy popular support in the Philippines despite condemnation from many outside the country. Recent opinion surveys show 85 percent of Filipinos approve of the violent crackdown on illegal drugs but at the same time 78 percent are fearful they, or someone they know, may become a victim of the increased violence. Despite that 89 percent of people have noted a decline in crime since the anti-drug campaign began and find that overall they are safer.
  • SSI took away my rights and made me too poor to survive

    12/06/2016 7:54:49 AM PST · by mainestategop · 21 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    The following is an email from Mark Nugent of Sacramento california who at the age of 16 was forced into the mental health system against his will, branded mentally ill, stripped of his trust fund by his liberal parents and forced on SSI. The SSI program was originally intended for those liberals branded too old or too stupid to work. It pays very little, about $695 a month and to receive it one must not hold assets or property worth more than $2000.  People with disabilities who receive SSI [Supplemental Security Income] payments continue to be the nation’s poorest citizens....
  • Ham / GMRS 400-1000mhz PC board antenna demo by Survivalcomms

    12/04/2016 12:07:58 PM PST · by tbw2 · 18 replies
    SurvivalComms Youtube Channel ^ | 07/29/2016 | SurvivalComms
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN-jELK0Wq0&t=203s A high quality antenna with a variety of communication (wifi, ATV, ham radio) uses
  • Top 10 Safest Spots During WW III

    11/08/2016 3:39:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Top 5 SAFEST Countries if WW3 Happen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa5vQ0TyfbY
  • Search String Result from 'Emergency Supply List Bosnian War Survivor'

    10/30/2016 4:35:44 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 64 replies
    Bing ^ | 10/30/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    Sharyl Attkisson's Full Measure News has a feature about how vulnerable the electrical grid is to disruption. It didn't take an EMP over Kansas to convince me, my family was left huddling in sleeping bags during the day time for 4 days by a tree branch shorting out a transformer at the end of my block.In 2013 some people didn't see the Bosnian War Survivor's list of 101 things you need to survive. #1 on my list is 'anything pertaining to 'How to eat' without electricity--a generator is a white elephant. Somewhere in the top 5 is going to be...
  • What Happens When the Electricity Is Off for Three Days?

    10/21/2016 11:04:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 100 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 18 October 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Longtime correspondent Bart D. (Australia) recently experienced a multi-day regional loss of electricity. His first-person observations help us understand what breakdowns in energy are like on the ground. Observations of life in an extended power failure by Bart D. (Australia) South Oz is continuing with its streak of extreme weather. The latest being our encounter with what's being described as a category 2 'hurricane' with the added bonus of a severe front preceding it that produced many low-grade tornados. A score of major power transmission towers were twisted off their footings, 80 000 lightning strikes fried out a lot of...
  • Advice on Dehydrated Food

    10/15/2016 3:14:20 PM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 165 replies
    I would like to have some emergency food stored for whatever disaster is coming...blizzard, grid down, etc. Does anyone have any recommendations? I see numerous vendors and businesses. Thanks!
  • Book Excerpt from "Forging the Hero" (SHTF)

    10/11/2016 8:51:17 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Mountain Guerrilla ^ | October 6, 2016 | John Mosby
    Snip: I’ve had a few emails in recent weeks, specifically asking about my apparent switch in focus from doctrinal SF UW, to more of a tribal angle. As one correspondent termed it, “You’ve gone from Guerrilla to Germanic.” As I’ve pointed out, in numerous examples, and in every one of my books, this is a misreading of the facts, and is a very narrow view of the subject. Nevertheless, since it is apparently a commonly held belief among readers, I thought I would share a little bit about my reasons. In some ways, I have deviated from doctrine. The problem...
  • Leaving Republican Party, where to?

    10/10/2016 8:30:19 PM PDT · by ShivaFan · 55 replies
    opinion | 10-10-2016 | ShivaFan
    The Republican “leadership” has betrayed me, and for so long, and that is why I voted for Donald Trump. Not just because of what the Democrats and eight horrific years of Obama have been doing to me personally and to my family, not just because of eight years of this pathetic never ending “recovery” that never recovers, not just because of more and more hordes of illiterate aliens and criminal aliens coming over the border to simply overwhelm my vote and my voice by shear demographics, not just because I have to witness the relentless displacement of Americans from their...
  • KNOWING who you are

    10/02/2016 7:45:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/02/16 | Judi McLeod
    Jesus does not need an election to live among us and in us. Only Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton do More than at any other time, your survival will come down to knowing who you are. Knowing down at heart and soul that you are NOT in any way some faceless “basket of deplorables” that Hillary Clinton claims you are; knowing without any doubt that you are part of the roughly 50 percent of Americans who did not vote for the purposely destructive Barack Obama, and one of the growing number who will cast votes for Donald J. Trump as...
  • What's your favorite Solar Charger?

    09/05/2016 1:25:09 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 46 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/5/2016 | D Breateau
    So for you preppers out there, which type of Solar chargers have you come across that was reliable? Solar chargers and gadgets that run on solar can be found all over the place, and like many I have tried almost all of them disappoint. Some never fully charge, lose their charge too quickly, fall apart, short out if they get wet or any number of things that render it useless after just a couple tries. These are all the reasons I fell in love with Sunjack. Here's some specs on it. Four solar panels that come in an easy-to-carry and...
  • Make a mini-Flamethrower

    08/26/2016 5:56:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/26/2016 | S Morstan
    Yes, you too can make one to build a fire at your next camp outing or just to bring it up at a cocktail party. However, be warned this may not be most practical gadget to create for fire starting your campsite. But I guess you can chalk one up for ingenuity. Have a look here with instructions on how to build this mini-flamethrower.
  • Prepper Thread

    08/04/2016 4:09:15 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 22 replies
    Myself | Aug 4, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings Everyone; I do hope everyone is doin fairly well. I do know & understand that I should be posting here more, but life gets in the way [a lot around here] Anyway, we have talked in the past about reading,reference & entertainment, when things get real ugly & bad out there. Well Providence has "smiled" upon me [again]. I have been fortunate to meet [on line for now] a Mr. Ron Foster. He is a "Prepper" novelist. He has written a lot of books about different aspects of prepping & dealing with disasters. This is from his Amazon page;...
  • [February 5, 2015] How to Develop the Situational Awareness of Jason Bourne

    07/15/2016 6:24:18 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 62 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | February 5, 2015 | Brett & Kate McKay
    There’s a scene at the beginning of The Bourne Identity where the film’s protagonist is sitting in a diner, trying to figure out who he is and why he has a bunch of passports and a gun stashed in a safety deposit box. Bourne also notices that he, well, notices things that other people don’t. (video) That superhuman ability to observe his surroundings and make detailed assessments about his environment? It’s not just a trait of top secret operatives; it’s a skill known as situational awareness, and you can possess it too. As the names implies, situational awareness is simply...