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Title: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on December 03, 2009, 08:39:48 AM
http://surviveinplace.com/spseal.php?gclid=CKnH3sbWup4CFQOdnAodwAcbmA
This one is called Survive In Place  
and is by the NRA Business Alliance.
They offer a free download of general advice and also a three month program of instruction on how to
survive in place and it does look like there's a lot of useful information. (Not terribly expensive for the program.)
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How to prepare for disasters without making yourself a target for thieves now and looters later. Nothing screams "rob me!" like piles of survival supplies stacked in your garage.
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Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Pbutter72 on December 05, 2009, 06:53:18 AM
Peace Everyone!

For those who currently reside in (or visiting) the East coast-- and are thinking about brushing up on some useful skills, or looking to learn some new ones--and are in need some hands-on experience.... here is a site worth checking..

http://www.practicalprimitive.com/survival.html

These educators offer some pretty interesting workshops...
including:

Making baskets
Short-term & Small-Group Shelters
Bow-making
Tracking
Foraging
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on December 05, 2009, 11:59:34 PM
Peace Everyone!

For those who currently reside in (or visiting) the East coast-- and are thinking about brushing up on some useful skills, or looking to learn some new ones--and are in need some hands-on experience.... here is a site worth checking..

http://www.practicalprimitive.com/survival.html

These educators offer some pretty interesting workshops...
including:

Making baskets
Short-term & Small-Group Shelters
Bow-making
Tracking
Foraging

Pbutter this is a good site you posted,

Yowbarb
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on February 08, 2010, 12:15:06 PM
http://therazorsedge.weebly.com/blog.html (http://therazorsedge.weebly.com/blog.html) 
The Razor's Edge - A Post Apocalyptic Survival Guide.
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: 1969quartz0 on February 08, 2010, 06:02:16 PM
A great site YOWBARB
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2010, 03:00:39 AM
1869quartz0

yes it does seem to be chocked full of info and ideas -
http://www.therazors-edge.com/ (http://www.therazors-edge.com/)
I liked the Jericho clip on the page.

- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2010, 06:46:07 AM
Actually the first thing you see is a clip of Dr. Strangelove
with Johnny Cash's "When The Man Comes Around" playing in the background.

Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on February 26, 2010, 10:36:48 AM

SurvivalOutpost site
http://www.survivaloutpost.com/servlet/the-template/about/Page (http://www.survivaloutpost.com/servlet/the-template/about/Page)

SurvivalOutpost.com is more than an online store for emergency preparedness supplies and survival equipment; it's a resource for educational materials and an online community where you can interact with like-minded individuals who have the same concerns as you. The company was founded by two experienced survivalists, both of whom take survival preparation seriously.
 
Brian French
A US Army veteran, Brian French has extensive training in first-aid, weapons, survival techniques and chemical/biological warfare. Following his military service, French graduated from business school and spent six years working in the insurance industry tracking risks and losses associated with natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. For more information on Brian, see our Advisory Board page.

Kevin Baum
Kevin Baum is an accomplished survivalist with 22 years of fire service experience. During his tenure as a professional firefighter, Kevin served as a master rescue technician for special rescues including high-angle rescue, cave rescue, confined space rescue, wilderness rescue, and field medicine. An avid outdoorsman, Baum has climbed many of the classic alpine routes on glaciated peaks throughout the northern hemisphere. Kevin is also the co-creator of an internationally successful campaign designed to educate families and business on the importance early detection and emergency prevention. For more information on Kevin, see our Advisory Board page. [Photos of Brian and Kevin]
http://www.survivaloutpost.com/servlet/the-template/Advisory-Board/Page (http://www.survivaloutpost.com/servlet/the-template/Advisory-Board/Page)

French and Baum started SurvivalOutpost.com to provide practical equipment and resources to help people prepare for and survive emergencies and natural or man-made disasters. Their Motto is simple,
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on February 26, 2010, 10:58:42 AM
A person would have to shop around a lot to find the best values in survival supplies.
Positng what I find for your perusal...

- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on February 26, 2010, 11:54:40 AM
From the Great Gear site: GR8GEAR FEDERAL ARMY & NAVY SURPLUS, INC
Here's just an idea...
look at site... Catalog http://www.gr8gear.com/catalog/ (http://www.gr8gear.com/catalog/)

Military Camouflage Netting, Used, Small Sizes Under 8'x8'

Swedish Officer Blanket, New
[gr8gear.com]
[1611]   
 
"Here is one of the most sought after blankets around these days. This is 100% wool, new  and reversible.  One side is darker as shown in the picture and the other is reversed in color. A fabulous blanket for winter in a boutique hotel or for the discerning house guest.  The blanket is finished beautifully with a blanket stitch on the edges.
Size: 90x60"
Weight: 5.3 lbs   [Yowbarb's Note these might be good items for inside a shelter they are wool, should be warm yet they seem to look good. Also Note there needs to be something besides wool blankets there are a few people who can't use them - due to wool allergy.]
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Navy Pea Coat
[gr8gear.com]
[23232]   Ladies "Quality like this is hard to find. Popular Navy Style Pea Coat manufactured in the United States of first quality 32 ounce wool melton with nylon quilted lining. This coat is available in long lengths and larger sizes up to a size 62. 32 inch length."

Color: Dark Navy Blue (looks Black) Yowbarb's Note: They have all kinds of sizes. Same price for Man's Navy Pea Coat.   

Navy Pea Coat Button - replacement buttons fifty cents.
[gr8gear.com] [PButt]
 
Ragg Wool Glove, Lined   Mens and ladies some have leather palms
All kinds gloves

D3A Work Gloves     medium through extra extra large
[gr8gear.com] [478-]   
 
Black Steerhide front palm with split-hide back and adjusting tab. Can accommodate the Genuine Issue wool glove liner. Available in sizes 3 (Med), 4 (Lg), 5 (XL), 6 (2X).
 
Genuine Issue Glove Liner, Black  ,,,,,,,,,

MRES
Each box 12 about twenty pounds of prepared meals. Looks like generous portions. http://www.gr8gear.com/catalog/Meals-Ready-To-Eat-MREs/MRE-By-The-Case-SALE/ (http://www.gr8gear.com/catalog/Meals-Ready-To-Eat-MREs/MRE-By-The-Case-SALE/)

http://www.gr8gear.com/catalog/Gas-Masks-Filters/ (http://www.gr8gear.com/catalog/Gas-Masks-Filters/) Gas masks and filters, an adapter for a Canadian gas mask etc.
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on March 04, 2010, 09:39:49 AM
http://www.cheaperthandirt.net/Default.aspx (http://www.cheaperthandirt.net/Default.aspx)  Cheaper Than Dirt
This site has a lot of items that could help with survival.
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Archangel on March 04, 2010, 02:45:31 PM
I use to buy from them years ago but now there prices have got rather high.
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on March 04, 2010, 10:14:34 PM
I use to buy from them years ago but now there prices have got rather high.

Archangel thanks for the feedback on this site. So you don't find them to be Cheaper than dirt anymore?
The items I looked at seemed sort of cheap...
anyway pls post what you feel is a good site.

All The Best,

Barb
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Archangel on March 05, 2010, 09:19:51 AM
I use to buy from them years ago but now there prices have got rather high.

Archangel thanks for the feedback on this site. So you don't find them to be Cheaper than dirt anymore?
The items I looked at seemed sort of cheap...
anyway pls post what you feel is a good site.

All The Best,

Barb

Those prices sounds pretty good but no they are not cheaper than dirt anymore LOL.
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on March 05, 2010, 09:23:17 AM
Archangel that's good to know...
put the good cheap ones here.
:)

Yowbarb
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on March 15, 2010, 07:24:08 PM
http://www.thermette.com/index.htm (http://www.thermette.com/index.htm) 
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on March 15, 2010, 07:27:02 PM
BTW ICON posted the Topic on the "Thermette Kettle" :
https://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=285.0 (https://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=285.0)
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on March 15, 2010, 07:49:39 PM
Secrets Of Urban Survival
Simple Tricks To Be Prepared FAST Without Spending A Fortune
www.SurviveInPlace.com (http://www.SurviveInPlace.com)
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on April 12, 2010, 02:16:44 PM
Welcome to Beesker. We provide an independent and professional selection of the world's
best websites, including the best websites for buying hundreds of products online in the USA and the UK.
http://www.beesker.com/ (http://www.beesker.com/)
Beesker recommends 'Survive Outdoors' as the world's best website on survival

Ao, here is the link to Survive Outdoors
http://www.surviveoutdoors.com/ (http://www.surviveoutdoors.com/)

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- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on April 12, 2010, 02:18:18 PM
Survive Outdoors.com
http://www.surviveoutdoors.com/ (http://www.surviveoutdoors.com/)

Providing information on confronting emergencies and survival in the outdoors.
We seek to promote education regarding safety, as well as medical care related to outdoor emergencies, injury and disease.

Survive Outdoors Mission Statement
 
It is the desire of Survive Outdoors to enhance and expand the knowledge base of children and adults alike who are interested in outdoor-related activities, thereby minimizing fears that are often based on minimal knowledge or misinformation. Nature in her timeless beauty is a gift to us all. By increasing ones knowledge base and providing tools to enhance safety, we are more fully able to enjoy all that she has to offer. Unprepared, she can be unforgiving and deserves our utmost respect. With that respect, nature will continue to give us solitude or companionship, beauty and sustenance, as well as a oneness with all living things. With this in mind we present Survive Outdoors EDUCATIONAL seminars in wilderness medicine and survival techniques as an avenue for educating those who love the outdoors. Thank you, and enjoy our website.
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on May 30, 2010, 07:24:57 PM
The "Survival Zone" on the Discovery Cannel website. It has everything from how to get water to how to build a fire. Each link has lots of entries.
http://dsc.discovery.com/survival/ (http://dsc.discovery.com/survival/)

- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on June 04, 2010, 12:53:48 PM
Just found this site. Looks like some of the plans are free. Lots of ideas. Temporary
quarters while building is going on  at the survival location. - Yowbarb  ===============================================================

http://www.tinyhousedesign.com/ (http://www.tinyhousedesign.com/)   Tiny House Design

http://www.tinyhousedesign.com/category/video/ (http://www.tinyhousedesign.com/category/video/)
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on June 04, 2010, 01:02:21 PM
Tiny Yellow Houses Episode 1
relaxshacksDOTcom

Tiny Yellow Houses Episode 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEvYT3CMtQI#ws)


TINY YELLOW HOUSE #2- "Gypsy Junker" A Recycled Portable Cabin-Shack-Fort-Bunkhouse relaxshacksDOTcom
TINY YELLOW HOUSE #2- "Gypsy Junker" A Recycled Portable Cabin-Shack-Fort-Bunkhouse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmR3kx660gw#ws)

Tiny Yellow House #3 "LIVE from a Fort"- w/Nirvana,Journey,Van Halen "Hot for Teacher" Doumbek relaxshacksDOTcom
ay 03, 2010
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on June 04, 2010, 01:05:09 PM
Living in a bus:

living in a bus
Gregariouspeach
January 30, 2009
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Linda on June 04, 2010, 02:38:38 PM
That "Living in a bus" video was so cute ;D

Linda
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on June 04, 2010, 03:03:41 PM
That "Living in a bus" video was so cute ;D

Linda

Ahh yess "Vive l' amour"
oh to be young and happy in a bus ....
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on June 10, 2010, 09:20:54 AM
Jim Farmer posted this site over in another Topic
here it is:
http://store.2012pro.com/buildabunker.htm    Build A Bunker

- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on July 15, 2010, 11:10:44 AM
This is not totally a survival site but it has articles about alternate housing and other ideas. Seems like
there could be a lot of useable ideas... Just a caution not all futuristic or green or differnt ideas would produce a house strong enough to stand up to PX's passage. Modify for strength on just about everything you see posted on the net...
Yowbarb

http://green.yahoo.com/topic/Design/ (http://green.yahoo.com/topic/Design/)       Green Yahoo

Eight of the world's strangest houses
By Brian Clark Howard
Posted Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:35am PST for daily_green_news

"As more and more people rebel against ticky-tacky, cookie-cutter homes, options are growing for more unique, satisfying dwellings.

Popular Mechanics' Chris Sweeney recently created a great list of 18 of the world's strangest homes. And though there are arguably some even stranger ones out there (the toilet-shaped home, for one, or the coral castle), one of the things we like about Popular Mechanics' list is a strong focus on sustainability.

The Popular Mechanics collection focuses on designs that think outside of the box and approach sustainability from a holistic perspective. Some include recycled materials, but recycling itself isn't usually the central theme.

You don't have to live in a house built out of discarded tires, bottles, or vehicles to "go green." There are many ways that we can all go green in our homes, no matter what they look like or where they are located. Switching to more efficient light bulbs and appliances, trying out energy monitoring devices, and boosting insulation are a few examples.

For the greenest of Popular Mechanics' strange houses, look below."
Free Spirit Spheres
Looking like something from Star Wars, suspended tree houses known as Free Spirit Spheres excite the imagination. Made by Tom and Rosy Chudleigh from British Columbia, the "tree houses for adults" are handmade from local wood.

The spheres are recommended for meditation, photography, canopy research, leisure, wildlife watching and other activities, and they can be ordered fully loaded with plumbing, electricity and insulation. Some are available for rental, and DIY kits are offered. They reportedly sway in the wind.
Photo: www.arquitecturaorganica.com (http://www.arquitecturaorganica.com)


The Nautilus House
Perhaps what Gaudi would have envisioned if he were asked to decorate a sea shell, the Nautilus in Mexico City was completed in 2006 by architect Javier Sensonian of Arquitectura Org
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on July 15, 2010, 02:51:13 PM
This is the famous 222 House in Wales, mentioned in previous post.
- Yowbarb
...
http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/blogs/recycling-design-technology/strange-houses-461209 (http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/blogs/recycling-design-technology/strange-houses-461209)

http://www.thedailygreen.com/cm/thedailygreen/images/222-house-md.jpg (http://www.thedailygreen.com/cm/thedailygreen/images/222-house-md.jpg)

(http://www.thedailygreen.com/cm/thedailygreen/images/222-house-md.jpg)
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Linda on July 16, 2010, 02:55:44 PM
How unique Barb, very interesting place.

Linda
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on July 19, 2010, 09:33:52 PM
The 222 House in Wales really appeals to me...
All The Best,
Yowbarb
The Daily Green
http://www.thedailygreen.com/cm/thedailygreen/images/222-house-md.jpg

(http://www.thedailygreen.com/cm/thedailygreen/images/222-house-md.jpg)
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on July 25, 2010, 12:35:57 AM
I posted this site in February. Worth a repeat:
The Razor's Edge - A Post Apocalyptic Survival Guide

http://www.therazors-edge.com/ (http://www.therazors-edge.com/) 
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: noproblemo2 on August 14, 2010, 02:57:51 PM
I posted this site in February. Worth a repeat:
The Razor's Edge - A Post Apocalyptic Survival Guide

http://www.therazors-edge.com/ (http://www.therazors-edge.com/)
This site has lots of great info !!!! Thanks
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on August 14, 2010, 10:48:46 PM
It is neat, eh?
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on September 10, 2010, 09:41:52 AM
http://www.solarnavigator.net/ (http://www.solarnavigator.net/)    SOLAR NAVIGATOR site

This has some various pages and info which could be useful...
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on September 14, 2010, 11:36:53 AM
Jim Farmer just brought this to our attention, and posted it on another topic.
This looks like a good survival site:  
http://www.survivalcenter.com/ (http://www.survivalcenter.com/) 

All The Best,
Yowbarb
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Road Warrior on September 19, 2010, 11:58:00 PM
thought I would give a shamless plug for my site  :P

http://www.go2ground.com (http://www.go2ground.com)

fairly low key place to hang out a.t mostly Emts, Firefighters, LEO and Military types from Canada and a few from the US
low numbers as \i have had it locked from the public for about 7 months ..

feel free to look around

RW
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on September 27, 2010, 10:28:33 PM
Road Warrior, thanks for posting your site!! Very interesting,
Yowbarb
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on September 27, 2010, 10:28:53 PM
Quote from: Jimfarmer on September 17, 2010, 03:03:12 pm
This just in via email:

"How to build a bunker is still the most popular
subject on our blog and therefore we decided to
dedicate 120 pages to 16 different types of bunkers.
Unlike most other guides, you will find a bunker
for virtually every budget! "

http://store.2012pro.com/buildabunker.htm (http://store.2012pro.com/buildabunker.htm)
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: noproblemo2 on September 28, 2010, 09:10:04 AM
thought I would give a shamless plug for my site  :P
http://www.go2ground.com (http://www.go2ground.com)
fairly low key place to hang out a.t mostly Emts, Firefighters, LEO and Military types from Canada and a few from the US
low numbers as \i have had it locked from the public for about 7 months ..
feel free to look around
RW
Thanks for the link, very interesting site.
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Road Warrior on October 03, 2010, 09:19:31 PM
thanks for joining susan  ;D
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: noproblemo2 on October 24, 2010, 05:52:07 PM
Really neat ideas here !!!!!!!!!!!!
9 Unique Alternative Housing Ideas
http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-blog/9-unique-alternative-housing-ideas/ (http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-blog/9-unique-alternative-housing-ideas/)

Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: noproblemo2 on October 24, 2010, 07:41:35 PM
Earthships
http://new.earthship.org/extreme-earthship-for-sale-in-new-mexico (http://new.earthship.org/extreme-earthship-for-sale-in-new-mexico)
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on November 01, 2010, 07:41:41 AM
I like the way these earthships look. Parts of them would hold up to extreme earth changes, but not all. 
Before "the worst of it," something would have to be constructed to cover up all that glass and the openings. Could be a metal piece like you put over cabin windows before winter, but that could draw electricity.
Perhaps a portable rounded piece, glass fiber - reinforced concrete could be constructed and kept to put over all the openings, as needed.
It could be needed for security, or for when the home is left vacant for awhile or it could be needed if there are high winds, earth movement, meteorites, lightning strikes, fires etc.
Once the worst of it is over and nothing else happening which could break the glass, people could remove the window cover. - Yowbarb

(http://blog.invisiblechildren.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/earthship.jpg)
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on December 06, 2010, 10:55:39 PM
http://modernsurvivalblog.com/   Modern Survival Blog
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Stargazer on January 21, 2011, 09:29:34 PM
New here, my first post:  The best survival site that I am aware of  is www.survivalblog.com
Details:  http://www.survivalblog.com/about.html
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on January 30, 2011, 07:16:30 AM
Here is one http://daily-survival.blogspot.com/2010_03_17_archive.html

http://daily-survival.blogspot.com/search/label/Bugging%20in%2Fout 
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: noproblemo2 on January 30, 2011, 07:21:36 AM
New here, my first post:  The best survival site that I am aware of  is www.survivalblog.com
Details:  http://www.survivalblog.com/about.html
Stargazer, thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on January 30, 2011, 08:17:56 AM
New here, my first post:  The best survival site that I am aware of  is www.survivalblog.com
Details:  http://www.survivalblog.com/about.html

Thanks, Stargazer, this is a good survival site you posted.
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on February 25, 2011, 01:26:45 PM
ebay land ads today. Posted also in ebay Topic.
- Yowbarb

http://realestate.shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1311&_nkw=land+for+sale&_sacat=10542


Just one sample
Dutch Hollow Lake Lot For Sale Near Wisconsin Dells!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSize&item=120677521725

...
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on April 02, 2011, 12:14:19 AM
This site has some survival suggestions.
- Yowbarb
...
http://www.umsonline.org/2012/2012Pgs/Pole-Polar-Shift-2012-Earth-Magnetic-map-science-nasa.html

2012 Survival Basics

Inward Preparation of Consciousness   http://www.umsonline.org/2012/2012Pgs/Survival-2-Surviving-Survive-2012-Planet-X-Polar-Shift.html#Consciousness

Don't Live Near Disaster Zones     

Food Storage Is Most Important

Water & Water Filtration

Leave The Cities

Shelter & A Wood Stove

Pick Your Neighbors Wisely

Prepare For Being Without Electricity

Live At High Elevations

Stay Happy, Stay In Present, Cherish Everyone
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on April 02, 2011, 12:44:16 AM
http://www.ozarkland.com/    Ozark Land
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on April 11, 2011, 10:37:21 PM
http://www.motherearthnews.com/  Mother Earth News
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on May 16, 2011, 01:54:03 PM
Here is one place to look for a few ideas. Posting at the bottom one or two short articles or suggestions from Daily Survival,
Yowbarb

http://daily-survival.blogspot.com/2010/07/after-teotwawki-aftermath.html

Daly survival, blogspot TEOTWAWKI Aftermath

"Tips on surviving anything life throws at you, from simple job loss to TEOTWAWKI survival.
We scour the Net looking for the best survival & emergency preparedness articles for you."

In my opinion, these are the best of the best of survival and preparedness articles gleaned from the 'net.

Please visit the originating sites to see more like them.

[Excerpt from]
 Wednesday, July 21, 201010 Ways To Make Your Trash Work For You
from Ready Nutrition by Tess

1. Save those glass jars and bottles and recycle them.
2. Tuna cans can be used as food plates for rabbits.
3. Popsicle sticks can be used as garden markers.
4. Worn down crayons can be melted into a mold to make more crayons, or used to create fire starters.
5. Ziploc bags can be washed and re-used for future uses.
6. Fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds, filters, newspapers, wood ash, grass clippings can be taken to the compost pile.
7. Bones from last nights dinner can be dried out and pulverized to be used as bone meal for garden (make sure all the meat is off the bones).  Once the bones have dried out, they can be thrown into the compost pile or put directly into garden for a fertilizer (provides plants with phosphorus and calcium).
8. Small plastic containers used for yogurt, butter, etc can be re-used as seed pots.
9. Coffee cans can be re-purposed and used as an organizational container for bug out bags, in the home or around the homestead.
10. Plastic containers for spices, oil, laundry soap and shampoo can all be re-used or re-filled

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Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on June 17, 2011, 08:26:20 AM
Worth a repeat, Yowbarb

...
MOTHER EARTH NEWS

http://www.motherearthnews.com/

CONTENTS:

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Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on June 17, 2011, 08:27:03 AM

This page has some ideas too (Community Food security) - YB

http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-community/community-food-security-zm0z11zsto.aspx   
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Scot68 on June 23, 2011, 08:32:41 AM
This is not a Survivorr web site but it does have live feed for police, EMS, and other stuff like that in the USA.. Don't know if anyone wants it.. You can also find Scanner  frequency out for all over the USA too. I thought maybe thru chatter on the air waves when or if things start happing this might help out. Best of luck to everyone and yes I hope everything that I have seen and read online is wrong.  Anyone hear anything new????

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Scot68 on June 23, 2011, 09:25:40 AM
I found this site here someplace. I am sorry if it was on here and I am re postting it.. It has some real time data on it for Emergency and Disaster Information on it.. Again sorry if I found it on here and if it is a re post.. Think it is a really good site


http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=&lang=eng
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on June 23, 2011, 09:32:30 AM
This is not a Survivor web site but it does have live feed for police, EMS, and other stuff like that in the USA.. Don't know if anyone wants it.. You can also find Scanner  frequency out for all over the USA too. I thought maybe thru chatter on the air waves when or if things start happing this might help out. Best of luck to everyone and yes I hope everything that I have seen and read online is wrong.  Anyone hear anything new????

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/

Scott68 thanks for this radio link. Keeping it here.
Going to copy your post and add it over in the LINKS FOR EVERYTHING Topic.
All The Best,
Yownarn
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: rodfergie on June 23, 2011, 05:22:46 PM
http://www.shtfm.com/
http://www.nobullsh*tsurvival.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1
http://www.survivaltopics.com/forums/survivalism-shtf/
http://www.shtfready.com/forum.php
http://www.survivalmonkey.com/forum/
http://www.preparedsociety.com/forum/

Just some of the ones I peruse...
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on June 24, 2011, 06:14:29 AM
http://www.shtfm.com/
http://www.nobullsh*tsurvival.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1
http://www.survivaltopics.com/forums/survivalism-shtf/
http://www.shtfready.com/forum.php
http://www.survivalmonkey.com/forum/
http://www.preparedsociety.com/forum/

Just some of the ones I peruse...

Thanks rodfergie !
 :)
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: rodfergie on June 24, 2011, 11:38:23 AM
Da Nada.
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on June 24, 2011, 12:28:02 PM
Da Nada.

 8)
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on August 14, 2011, 08:11:42 AM
The links for all these is on this page,
Yowbarb

Survival Websites
http://offgridsurvival.com/survivalwebsites/
   
Off Grid Survival’s Huge list of survival websites and blogs.
The key to survival is knowledge and all of these websites can help you gain the skills you need to survive any situation.

Survival Blogs & Survival Websites

    Off Grid Survival
    Be a Survivor
    Bison Survival
    Circle of the Oroborous
    Coffee with the Hermit
    Confessions of an overworked Mom
    Daily Survival
    Destiny Survival
    Green Surviving
    Keep it Simple Survival
    Modern Survival Blog

    Mountain Steps
    Northern Survivalist
    Notes from the Bunker
    Prepared Christian
    Preparing for Tyranny
    R.E.A.L. Survivability
    Rhino Survival
    She Survives
    SHTFblog
    Something Wicked Comes
    Stealth Survival
    Survival Blog

    Survival Lady
    Survival Mama
    Surviving in Argentina
    Survivalism
    Tactical Gearhead
    The Backwoods Survival
    The Bear Ridge Project
    The Suburban Prepper
    The Survival Mom
    The Survivalist Blog
    The Urban Survivalist
    Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest

Preparedness Blogs & Preppers Websites

    American Preppers Network
    Canadian Preppers Network
    Codename Bullseye
    Doom and Bloom
    Down To Earth
    Getting Started In Emergency Preparedness
    Just in Case Book

    In Case of Emergency Blog
    iPrepared
    Prepare
    Prepare for Peace
    Prepare your family
    Prepared For Survival
    Prepared LDS Family
    Preparedness Pro

   
    Preparing for Emergencies
    Que Sera Sera
    SHTFPlan
    The Preparedness Blog
    Totally Ready
    Viking Preparedness
    What if it is Today
    Your House in Order

Food Storage & Survival Cooking Websites & Blogs

    All About Food Storage
    Everyday Food Storage
    Food Storage – Not Just for Storing
    Emergency Preparedness
    Filling Your Ark
    Food Storage Made Easy

   
    Food Storage. Alright, Let’s Begin
    Food Storage: A Necessary Adventure
    Get Me Ready
    Let Us Prepare
    My Food Storage Deals
    Pflugerville Pfood Storage

   
    Preparedness Matters
    Safely Gathered In
    Sisters Always Simplifying
    The Pantry Panel
    Towards Sustainability

Self Sustained Living & Homesteading

    Self Sustained Living
    Sense and Self Sufficiency
    Adventures in Self Reliance

   
    Hillbilly Housewife
    Wretha’s Adventures Living 100% Off-Grid
    The Sustainable Home

   

    one acre homestead
    A Homesteading Neophyte

Bushcraft

    Suburban Bushwacker
    backyard bushman
    Bearclaws Bushcraft

   

    Bushcraft Skills

   

    Mungo Says Bah

Survival & the Economy

    Survival & Prosperity
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: willsorr75 on August 14, 2011, 08:48:49 AM
Thanks Yowbarb! This is exactly what I've been looking for..

Will
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on August 17, 2011, 10:34:22 AM
Thanks Yowbarb! This is exactly what I've been looking for..

Will

Oh, that's good... will post more as I find 'em.
Here's one place I just found:

Apparently still based in Denver.
Company started by WWII Marine Corps Vet
https://secure.armysurplusforless.com/aboutus.php About us.

https://secure.armysurplusforless.com/   Home page

Danner 26115 USAF TFX™ Dri-Lex® Lined Military Boots      180.00
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: willsorr75 on August 17, 2011, 01:12:36 PM
Thanks Yowbarb! This is exactly what I've been looking for..

Will

Oh, that's good... will post more as I find 'em.
Here's one place I just found:

Apparently still based in Denver.
Company started by WWII Marine Corps Vet
https://secure.armysurplusforless.com/aboutus.php About us.

https://secure.armysurplusforless.com/   Home page

Danner 26115 USAF TFX™ Dri-Lex® Lined Military Boots      180.00

wow, you are like a gold mine. It just keeps coming. Thanks for this. i feel like a kid in a candy store!
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on August 19, 2011, 05:59:05 AM
Hi again Will! I am far from an expert but this stuff interests me, for sure.
 ;D
If you like, you can let us know how the purchases go what places and goods are better...
Yowbarb


Military Uniform Supply based in Pekin, IL

http://www.militaryuniformsupply.com/closeouts-buy-n-save Closouts

Womens' Military Boots

http://www.militaryuniformsupply.com/women-s-military-boots?ectid=g-combatbootsforwomen%28exact%29-ad1&gclid=CPywksWz26oCFci77QodwFQz8Q 

Genuine Corcoran II Field Boots for Women on sale: $149

    Garrison Army Munson Lasts
    Dryz® Moisture/Odor Control Shock Absorbing Cushioned Insoles
    Original Cap Toe
    Soft, Supple Leather in Tongue, Vamp & Quarters for Superior Comfort & Flexibility
    Firm "Spit Shineable" Leather in the Toe & Heel Areas for Superb Protection
    Cushion Foam Padded Collar
    State of the Art 4-Way Traction, Self-Cleaning VIBRAM® Rubber Lug Outsole
    Nylon Coated, High-tech Speed Hooks for Easier Lacing
    Tough Nylon Taslan Speed Laces
    Special Shock Absorption Heel Pad for Maximum Shock Absorption & Cushioning of Heel Strike
    Special Comfort Ribbed Steel Paratrooper Shank for Support
    Extra Firm Heavy Duty Military Counters and Box Toes
    Made in the USA
    The Finest Boot of Its Type
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: willsorr75 on August 19, 2011, 06:08:18 PM
Hi again Will! I am far from an expert but this stuff interests me, for sure.
 ;D
If you like, you can let us know how the purchases go what places and goods are better...
Yowbarb

Definitely, Thx again... After I make this purchase, http://www.katadyn.com/usen/katadyn-products/products/katadynshopconnect/katadyn-water-filters-endurance-series-products/katadyn-combi-1/ (http://www.katadyn.com/usen/katadyn-products/products/katadynshopconnect/katadyn-water-filters-endurance-series-products/katadyn-combi-1/). I'll be heading to the sites you provided. I have to get my water situation taken care of asap...
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on August 20, 2011, 01:20:46 PM
Will, great idea.
-Yowbarb
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on September 04, 2011, 02:01:55 AM
blog.2012pro.com

How To Survive 2012

Example of what's on the site: Book, Ultimate Guide to

"How To Build A Survival Bunker
http://store.2012pro.com/buildabunker.htm
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on December 03, 2011, 10:01:26 AM
http://www.survivalcenter.com/
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on March 20, 2013, 10:48:02 PM
It does look like a good site... :)
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on October 29, 2013, 08:32:13 AM
JustWright61 found this site and article. Some elementary and useful info.
...
http://preppercentral.com/?p=4336   

What Are The 3 Most Important Items For A New Prepper To Get Started With?
October 25, 2013   Silent Prepper

Isn’t this the question of all mystery? What should you start out with? We have been approached by our friends at Organized Prepper and they posed this question for us to provide our input. You can find it posted here. We are honored to have been included and we hope you are ready for some “stuff”. Grab a drink and some popcorn because this may take a bit.

If you ask five different preparedness folks this question, there is a high possibility you will get five different answers. There are many factors to incorporate into this equation such as the number of people you are preparing for, the region you live in, your skill level (first aid training, self defense, etc.), and last but not least… your budget. So I will not tell you that there is one-size fits all when it comes to preparedness. While there are basics you will need no matter what, the amounts and types will vary for each situation. So let’s get started with Prepper Central’s top three items for the New Prepper.

Let’s talk about the basic necessities to sustain life; Water, Food, and Shelter. I’m not trying to insult anyone, but you will see where I am going with this. You have the Rule of 3′s in which you can survive 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without securing your body’s core temperature, 3 days without water and 3 weeks without food. This is something you can take to the bank, so you should base your decisions on this philosophy. Let’s break down the three categories I have listed:

Water - As you can see you can go approximately 3 days without it. This does not mean that you will immediately die at the end of the third day (because everyone’s physical makeup is different), it means you will deteriorate quickly without it. Water is a commodity and you should treat it as such. Now if you are planning on staying put (if you don’t have to bug out), then you should have an adequate supply of water for you and each person in your family. If you have to leave and are unable to carry a large amount of water with you, then you will need to pre-plan your route to have water sources nearby. The most important part of this is having CLEAN water. Just having water isn’t enough, it needs to be clean. Because water with contaminates or parasites in it will kill you just the same. The inexpensive route for water purification would be drops or tablets. But if you have the funds to spare, a Steripen or Katadyn portable purification system would be great in a bug out bag. While there is a formula of (x) amount of water per person, that usually includes water for hygienic purposes. If survival is the goal here, being groomed for a hot date should be the last thing on your to-do list.

Food - You can go a long time without food. Though it (hunger and malnutrition) will greatly diminish your ability to perform tasks, make good decisions, etc., you can survive without food. We should avoid this at all costs. Stock up little by little in your home. Always remember to rotate your food so you don’t have a bunch of expired goods sitting in your pantry. Again, if a bug-out situation occurs, you will need to have enough food in your gear to sustain each person in your group. High caloric bars and meal packs such as the ones by Wise foods and other companies are good choices due to shelf life. Also, don’t forget that if you live in an area with wildlife, you may want to obtain the necessary tools for hunting and dressing. During times of distress, people start to lose their minds about how they will feed themselves and loved ones. Don’t make this mistake.

Shelter - I consider this and water to be your top priorities. If you live in a region with extreme climate (either heat or cold), you can succumb a lot quicker to the elements more than anything else. Having a stocked closet or bug out bag isn’t going to mean squat if your freeze to death or fall out due to heat stroke. So making sure your home or wherever you plan on riding out the situation is good enough to keep you safe from the elements is a good start. But you also need to have some gear in your go bag if you are going to have to rough it for some time. You can go from a really simple tent that cost less than $10.00 to an extravagant camping hammock that will be over $200.00. This depends on you, your locale, and your situation. You should always have something to keep you warm like a emergency blanket (space blanket) or sleeping bag liner at the least. Also, some sort of a half shelter like a tarp or rain fly would be great to keep you and others dry and out of the elements. One aspect of shelter that is often overlooked is clothing. Keeping extra clothing with you is detrimental for folks in certain locales. In hot and humid areas, wearing cotton will kill you. You will regulate body temp better in synthetics. For cold areas, layering and Gore-Tex are golden. So take the time and study this. It could save your life one day.

I have not covered everything within these three categories, but it should be a start for anyone. In the end, it is up to you on how you want to start preparing yourself and your loved ones. Always remember that a little can go a long way and while you can spend a ton of money on “stuff”, common sense is priceless. Stay safe and stay vigilant.

-SP
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on October 29, 2013, 09:05:53 AM
http://survival5x5.com/?p=2004   Survival 5x5 site

What Is In My EDC Kit?

Posted on June 30, 2013 by suburbanprep   

Being a survival prepper is my major hobby.  I enjoy reading about prepping and practicing the prepping lifestyle.  My wife thinks I’m a bit nuts, until the power is out in our community or she reads about another home invasion.  But generally my wife understands and is adopting some of my prepper principals.   One topic that just brings my wife to a good laugh is my EDC kit.  My lovely wife thinks I’ve gone a bit over-board with my EDC kit.  That is, until a need arises.  When out and about in our family travels, my wife will have occasion to ask me, can you handle a situation.   I’ll respond with confidence, I’m able to handle any challenge.  From the supplies and tools in my EDC kit, typically I can handle in 29 our of 30 situations.  Later in the article, I’ll list when I’ve actually used my EDC kit change a bad situation in a manageable situation.

What is an EDC kit?  EDC stands for Every Day Carry.  EDC represents a concept of tools, skills, and capabilities that you always have on your person.   The reason for carrying an EDC kit is being ready for emergencies and disaster — large and small.  The concept of an EDC is having one-time usage items to help your recover from some difficult situation.

My EDC kit has a lot of capabilities.  Why did I designed it with so many capabilities?  The reason I’ve spent a lot of time and effort creating my EDC kit is:  I’ve actually needed it for a number of emergency situations.  And before having an EDC kit, I’ve encountered many emergency situations where all I could do was stand aside, and not get in the way.   I’ve witnessed terrible automobile accidents with deaths.  I’ve witnessed people falling and getting injured.  I’ve helped numerous people with cuts, which required medical attention.  And I have a tendency to injure myself while playing.  Once you have witnessed someone being killed in an accident, it makes an imprint upon your soul.  And now that I’m a parent, I always want to be ready to care for my children.
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[ Yowbarb Note: Portion of his post regarding an accident is eliminated see page if you want to read it.]

I have witnessed many lesser incidents throughout my life.   So I carry a robust EDC kit, because I’ve actually needed an EDC kit many times in my life.  Hopefully your life has been less eventful.

I have several major components to my EDC kit:
1.Items that I carry in my pants pocket
2.My concealed carry weapon in a belt holster (one version is inside the pants and a different version is outside the pants)
3.A robust EDC kit in a large fanny pack
4.Items that I carry in my computer laptop bag

The items that I carry in my pants pocket are typically:
1. Wallet with usually $200 reserved for emergencies
2. Mobile phone on a belt holster
3. Extra batteries for my mobile phone
4. Small packet of tissues or a bandana
5. A 2.5 inch folding pocket knife
6. A couple of packets of lens cleaning wipes for my eyeglasses or sunglasses
7. Small pill-box with needed prescription medicines
8. A packet of chewing gum or a few hard candies
9. My key chain, which carries: A.Home and vehicle keys, obviously
B. Keys for my gun safe and gun trigger locks
C. Small keychain whistle
D. Nano Light keychain flashlight
E. Swiss Tech 19-in-1 tool
F. Laser pointer
G. Knife sharpening stone for a keychain
H. Several rewards/membership programs cards from stores I frequent, where I’ve punched holes into the cards in order to carry on my keychain - If I lose my keys, these reward cards have mailing addresses for returning.  Also the cards have bright colors, thus provide strong visual clues, if I ever drop or set down the keys.
I. Occasionally, I’ll add a 1.5 ounce vial of pepper spray to my key chain, depending upon the circumstances of my travel that day.

That’s all I carry in my pants pockets.  I don’t like to be constrained from moving quickly, by having a lot of stuff in my pockets.  By my EDC kit is another story.

I’ve packaged my EDC kit packaged in a LL Bean fanny pack.  It’s a large fanny pack, measuring about 12 inches long and 7 inches wide, when filled.  I almost never wear my fanny pack round my waist,  Rather, I sling my fanny pack over my shoulder, as if it were a small backpack.  But if for some reason, I was encountering a large disaster, and needed to pull out my “Get Home Bag” from the trunk of my vehicle, then I would wear the fanning pack around my waist.  My “Get Home Bag” from the trunk of my vehicle is contained in a backpack.

So here goes, here are the contents of my EDC kit in a large LL Bean fanny pack.

The fanny pack has two separate compartments – one large main compartment and a smaller front compartment.  Both compartments are zipper closed.  The front-zipper compartment contains the items that I’m most likely needing to get into my hands quickly.

Front compartment of EDC fanny pack:
1.Small packet of tissues
2.Small bottle of hand sanitizer
3.A small lighter and box of camping matches in a 2″x3″ zip-type plastic bag
4.Small magnifying glass – Used to look for splitters in skin or foreign objects in an eye.  Also use it for reading small print.
5.Folding knife 3.5 inches long – Used for defensive purposes and cutting open boxes
6.A multi-purpose tool, such as a Swiss army knife – Used to open bottles, cut paper, small screws, saw through small items, etc.
7.Sharpie fine-point permanent market – Used for putting notes on boxes, recording vital signs while rendering first-aid, hundreds more uses
8.Ballpoint Pen - Used for taking notes and instructions
9.Pepper Spray 1.5 ounces – For defensive purposes only, effective against man and animals (so far, have only had to pull it out when an angry dog approached)
10.A 10-in-1 flat metal tool – Used for tightening bolts, taking small measurements, opening beer bottles, etc.
11.Pill box - Contains backup prescription medicine
12.Small whistle – Used to call for help, signal if I’m lost, or get the attention of my children when they are bickering among themselves

The main compartment of the EDC kit contains an amazing amount of resources.  I’ve continually fiddling with or changing the contents of the main compartment.  I’d understand if you don’t believe that I’m carrying all the items listed below, but I swear to you in truth that all of the following items are carried in the main compartment of my EDC fanny pack, which includes:
1.Three business cards – You never know when you might be presented with a business opportunity.  Also in case I lose my bag, someone might be honest enough to return it to me.  In my lovely small town, people are inclined to return lost items.  How does your town stack up?  If not as nice, perhaps you should move to a lovely small town?
2.Bandana – contained in a small plastic bag to keep it clean.  I’ll refer you to a recent article I wrote: Uses for a bandana
3.Tactical fixed blade knife 5 inches long – primarily for self-defense or for survival activities
4.Mylar Emergency Blanket, sized 52 by 84 inches – Can be used to cover an accident victim to prevent shock or as a make shift shelter
5.Small tube of super glue – Thousand of repair uses.  Recently used to repair a broken shoe.
6.Two fresh AAA batteries
7.Two fresh AA batteries
8.Ear plugs in a small hard plastic case – Used for shooting at a gun range or trying to sleep in a noise hotel room
9.N95 Respirator Face mask stored in an extra plastic bag – Used for situations where there is a lot of dusk, debris, or disease
10.Small note pad – for taking notes and instructions
11.Two packets of sunscreen lotion in a towelette
12.Two packets of insect repellant in a towelette
13.Small role of vinyl electrical tape – This is carried lieu of duct tape.  Duct tape is great stuff.  But by carrying electrical tape, I can also handle minor repairs of electric cords.
14.Paracord – Just 6 feet of it
15.Food items: A.Two packages of peanut butter crackers
B.One oatmeal Cliff bar
C.One FiberOne chewy bar
D.Two bags of chewy fruit snacks
E.Two lollipops – Contingencies treats for my children

16.Eye care items: A.A pair of new contact lens in my eye prescription
B.Contact lens carrying case (usually empty without fluid)
C.Small bottle of sterile saline solution, typically used for contact lens – I carry this small bottle of saline solution to clean wounds and flush foreign materials from an eye. And occasionally I will wear contact lens myself, but not often these days.
D.Several packets of lens cleaning wipes (alcohol based) – Used for cleaning eye glasses, sun glasses, camera lens, and dirty mobile phones.  Since they are alcohol based, can also be used to clean shallow wounds.
E.Small eye-glass repair kit with small screw driver, spare eye-glass screws, spare nose pads

17.Personal sanitary items: A.Four packages of Preparation H Totables wipes – These are used for portable bathroom cleanliness.  I find many public bathrooms are often without toilet paper, so I carry this as a replacement.
B.Two plastic teeth flossers
C.Small container of tooth floss
D.One tube of chap stick for dry lips
E.One package of chewing gum – Used for bad breath situations.

18.One small hotel convenience kit,  containing: A.Cotton swabs
B.Cosmetic pad
C.Nail file
D.Small sewing kit with safety-pin – can also be used to administer temporary sutures in a dire emergency

19.First aid supplies: A.QuickClot Clotting Sponge, 5×5 inches – Used for heavy bleeding injuries.  This sponge may stop an arterial hemorrhage.
B.One container of Adhesive water-proof bandage tape (5 yards) – Used to affix bandages to wounds.
C.One roll of 1 inch cloth bandage tape
D.Six packets of alcohol prep pads – Used for cleaning wounds
E.Two 3×4 inch non-stick bandage pads
F.Two 3×3 inch gauze bandage pads
G.One ounce tube of Triple antibiotic – It contains ointment with Bacitracin Zinc, Neomycin Sulfate, and Polymyxin B Sulfate.  I have covered the tube with clear, strong packing tape, the type of tape used to seal heavy shipping boxes.  The clear packing tape protects the antibiotic tube from punctures.  Often I’m putting this on my kids’ scraps and cuts.
H.Small plastic bag with 12 self-adhesive bandages of various sizes
I.One packet of cough drops
J.A plastic bag containing various over-the-counter medicines (usually just two tabs of each), including: i.Bonine motion sickness tablets
ii.Pepto-bismul tablets for upset stomach
iii.Imodium Anti-diarrhea tablets
iv.Laxative tablets (Remedies for too much or not enough digestive movement while traveling.)
v.Day-time cold medicine tablets
vi.Allergy medicine tablets
vii.Decongestants tablets
viii.Tylenol pain relief tables
ix.Tums antacid tablets
x.Pepcid AC antacid tablets
xi.Two packets of sugar  – to be given in an emergency to people with low blood sugar

That’s a lot of stuff, I know.  Most survival experts don’t carry an EDC kit with this much stuff.   But I feel confident that I can handle a lot of situations with this kit.  I’d estimate the weight of the EDC fanny pack at about 3 pounds. The kit is not a burden to me, since I’m a fairly large guy.  After 5 minutes of having the EDC pack over my shoulder, I forget that it’s there.

I carry several EDC items in my computer laptop bag.  While traveling on trains, planes, taxis, and boats for my business activities, my computer laptop bag becomes a remote version of my EDC kit.  Depending an where I’m traveling and the differences of local laws, I’ll transfer items from my LL Bean fanny pack to my laptop bag.  My laptop bag contains several additional items, which are not carried in my regular EDC fanny pack.  These include:
1.Soft clothes resealable pack – Can be used for cleaning my face or wiping my arse, while traveling.  Airport bathrooms are generally disgusting, especially on a busy travel days.
2.A scaled-down smaller first aid kit
3.A 3.5×3.5 inch smaller QuikClot blood stopping sponge (This is the smaller version.)
4.An Ambient Weather crank radio with AM, FM and Weather Bands.  Has a USB cable from which I can recharge my mobile phone battery from this crank radio.  While traveling, I find the most reliable source of emergency news is radio.
5.LED Flashlight
6.A larger N95 face mask for hotel and plane evacuations
7.White handkerchief (my bandanas have prints of my personal interest, which are not well represented in corporate boardrooms)
8.A hotel sewing kit
9.Several cereal food bars

Unfortunately, my work often takes me into the restrictive states of Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.  These states are highly restrictive on self-defense weapons.  I love New York City with all its excitement.  But you are not permitted to carry a knife and pepper spray without a license in New York City.  And you can forget applying for a concealed carry weapons.  Only people of special privilege (i.e. famous and rich people) are granted concealed carry permits in New York City, which is truly non-democratic in my opinion. (Reference: NYC’s ’1 percent’ totally ‘gun’-ho).   Therefore I must scale back my EDC kit whenever traveling into these three communist-ruled states.

Here are some recent, actual usages for my EDC kit:
1.Fixing a broken shoe
2.Offering a band-aid to stranger for foot blister
3.Giving a packet of tissues to a mom with a child having a nose bled
4.Giving some antacid medicine to a co-worker with an upset stomach
5.Motion sickness after I took my children to an amusement park (My stomach can only handle some many roller coasters and swing rides.  Yes, sometimes I’m a big p****y.
6.Various cuts and bruises on the kids while out traveling
7.Extra sunscreen for an extra sunny day
8.Repairing broken toys and dolls while traveling
9.Cleaning my mother-in-law’s glasses
10.Cleaning some mud that splattered on my wife’s camera
11.Cleaning hands after petting farm animals before eating lunch
12.An upset stomach while traveling out-of-town for business (NYC taxis will make anyone nauseous)
13.Fixing a button that broke of a child’s coat
14.Quick repair to a rip in child’s clothing
15.Pain relieve tablet offered to someone with a bad headache
16.Opening a wine bottle at a picnic
17.Opening a beer bottle and soda bottle at a park barbecue
18.Cutting open boxes and packages in countless situations
19.Cutting gum out of a child’s hair
20.Getting a piece of dirty out of my eye and the eyes of my children
21.Covering a wound on my knee after falling on a rock while wading into a pond while on vacation
22.Various nose issues with my children
23.Facing off an angry dog while on a hiking trail
24.Readying myself when encountering scary looking people (One time while waiting in line for a drive-in movie with my family, a pair of drunks were walking down past the line of cars and making disturbing gestures at the people in the car.  My wife asked, “do you have your gun”?  I said yes.  And that was the first time my wife actually smiled in recognition of my concealed carry permit.)
25.Bandaging my toe which I split open while making a late night pee run in a darkened hotel room

And many events that I’ve long forgotten.

One thing that you should always be carrying is a bottle of water.  Always, always carry a bottle of water with you.   When I was caught in the New York City blackout of 2003, it was a hot summer day.  It took me 8 hours to get home.  My one bottle of water kept me from having a heat stroke.  Most stores had closed for safety reasons.  Vending machines don’t work without power.  A lot of people that day suffered under the heat, while walking home.   You never know when you might be trapped in an elevator, stuck in an airport terminal, delayed on public transportation, need to swallow a pill, need to clean a wound, or encounter an ill person in need of water.    As soon as I get through airport security, the very next thing I do is buy a bottle of water to take on the plane.  Especially now in the height of summer, the days are long and hot.  Anytime you leave your home, you should have a bottle of water in your hand.   A different fanny pack, that I keep in the trunk of my vehicle, is a hiking fanny pack with two sleeves for carrying water bottles.   Sometimes when I know I need to carry extra water, I’ll transition my EDC kit over into this other fanny pack.   Otherwise, I usually just have a bottle of water in my hands.   My wife also keeps a bottle of water in her mommy purse.  Also, all my family vehicle each carry many bottles of water, in case of a break down or being stranded.

No doubt, you can add and subtract various items to your EDC kit.  I’ve designed my EDC kit to my specific needs.   As well, you should customize your EDC kit to your needs.

As a regular practice, anytime I hop into a vehicle, I grab my EDC kit.  My EDC kit is always ready to go.   With my EDC kit, I’m always able render aid to myself, my family, and to anyone in need.  As a former boy scout, I live the creed, “Always Be Prepared”.   Despite many trips to the emergency room during my lifetime, this creed has served me well.  Another primary reason for carrying a robust EDC kit is simply the notion of doing a good deed.  Whenever I encounter a person in need, I’ll often hand that person a component of my EDC kit, and continue on with the rest of my day.

I welcome your feedback and ideas to improve my EDC kit.  Please post comments about your EDC kit.

May your travels take you to new worlds, new views and new ideas, but never to distant hospitals.
Title: Re: Some Survival Websites
Post by: Yowbarb on October 31, 2014, 05:10:52 PM
Yowbarb Note: The lifehacker site has interesting stuff - to say the least.
Here is one survival article -  the first part of it - general intro, med stuff. There is a lot more to the article...More to follow this post, soon. See the article, link below.
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http://lifehacker.com/

http://lifehacker.com/5889600/macgyver-survivalist-or-stockpiler-the-urban-survival-skills-everyone-needs-to-know

MacGyver, Survivalist, or Stockpiler The Urban Survival Skills Everyone Should Know