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6 Ways To Make Fire Without Matches

September 29, 2014
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6 Ways To Make Fire Without Matches

from The Bugout Bag Guide Posted on September 24, 2014 by Chris Ruiz In a survival situation being able to start a fire can mean the difference between life and death. Hopefully your bug out bag has a fire starting kit that will enable you to start a fire quickly and reliably. But what if…

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Survival Basics: Starting a Fire

September 29, 2014
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Survival Basics: Starting a Fire

from Backdoor Survival .com It has been awhile since I have written about living a strategic life. For those of you new to Backdoor Survival, living a strategic life is something that I encourage everyone to embrace, prepper or not. As a matter of fact,…

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spinning plates

September 28, 2014
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spinning plates

You may be familiar with keeping the plates spinning metaphor. Competent managers can keep numerous tasks, projects and/or people going the right direction much like a juggler keeps multiple plates spinning on sticks or a housewife operates a home. At some point, however, one might…

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Prep Alone, Die Alone

September 28, 2014
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Prep Alone, Die Alone

Community as a Requirement for Survival from SHTF Journal There can be no doubt to anyone who can read the writing on the wall that the world is on the brink of a massive collapse. Whether you think it will come from an economic catastrophe…

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Waking Up Our Neighbors is Resistance

September 28, 2014
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Waking Up Our Neighbors is Resistance

from SHTF Journal I had a conversation with a colleague of mine about a week ago which really highlighted the seeming futility of arguing with some people regarding the state of our union. The topic of the conversation isn’t important, but the fact that I…

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50-year war against us

September 24, 2014
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50-year war against us

The Laissez Faire books website has a good anti-prohibition article, including a link to the already famous live, on-air quit by one of the TV station talking heads over their staunch opposition to legalization. That particular few minutes is among the best of television this…

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laws? those are for lesser folks

September 24, 2014
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President Obama starts another war in violation of Constitution  Libertarian Party press release President Barack Obama has taken the United States to war, now in Syria and Iraq, in violation of the U.S. Constitution — just as he did in Libya in 2011. “Whatever differences…

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12 months of prepping – outline

September 24, 2014
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12 months of prepping – outline

12 Months of Prepping, One Month at a Time from Backdoor Survival Once the prepping bug hits, it is easy to want to go for it. You know what I mean: Let’s do it and let’s do it all Right Now! There are some problems…

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All About That Bass

September 23, 2014
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While I have no hope of ever singing anything like this, I can still dream of playing bass at least a little. It IS, after all, my second choice for instruments that I treasure hearing and, therefore, want to play. Nevermind all that however, I…

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the dirt on preppin’

September 22, 2014
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the dirt on preppin’

As I continue my research on the Darby Adult Ed class that may not happen (adult ed class: preparedness), I am learning more, and thinking of many things I had not previously considered … Important things that we could really regret not having handled while…

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Five Lessons Learned from the Scottish Referendum

September 22, 2014
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Five Lessons Learned from the Scottish Referendum

Mises Daily: by Ryan McMaken Government authorities in the UK have declared that the “Yes” campaign for secession has failed by a margin of approximately 55 percent to 45 percent. Yet, even without a majority vote for secession, the campaign for separation from the United…

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How to communicate when the world goes silent

September 22, 2014
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How to communicate when the world goes silent

by graywolf from Montana Motor Stables.com So how would you communicate with your family or get help if communications go down? So if you found yourself in the middle of a wide-scale disaster such as a hurricane or other catastrophe and you had no government…

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adult ed class: preparedness

September 20, 2014
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adult ed class: preparedness

I am offering two classes for the Darby Adult Ed program this fall. Pre-registration officially lasts through Monday, September 22nd. If there are 7 or more registered, the class will take place. One is a 2-hour short course called “Radio Communicating Options“. It covers walkie-talkies…

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rotten core

September 20, 2014
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rotten core

Common Core Programs a Child’s Brain Like a Computer By Mack Rights from The Bunker I’ve been thinking more and more about that video on Common Core math that was posted on The Blaze recently. It was an interview with a grammar school teacher in…

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no personal offense intended

September 19, 2014
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no personal offense intended

Even as I wrote it I knew that yesterday’s “monster cookies” could easily give offense; could be taken as judgmental or a personal insult. Unlike the vast majority who have more refined social skills than mine, the words came out anyway. However, I planned this…

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modern homeschooling

September 19, 2014
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modern homeschooling

Homeschooling: The Kid Likes It (and Mom and Dad Have Homework Again) J.D. Tuccille|Sep. 18, 2014 11:53 am from Reason.com “Oh, you’re doing that, too?,” the building contractor asked when he walked in while my son was working on his Literature lesson. “My youngest daughter…

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monster cookies

September 18, 2014
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monster cookies

My daughter-in-law requested a cookie recipe I developed over 20 years ago. I delivered. Of course I still have it. I LOVE those cookies… they are delicious, healthy, hearty … and fattening (oops). Perhaps in moderation … Much like me with cafe’-racer motorcycles, I don’t…

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flashers

September 17, 2014
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Mozilla Firefox, the hugely popular free Internet browser has a built-in pop-up blocker. Open the Menu, Click on “preferences”, then “Content” and check the box [x] Block pop-up windows. The problem is you still get annoying, dancing, moving garbage ads. Today I got fed up…

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Conner sunset

September 17, 2014
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Conner sunset

I had been working several hours in the yard with Scooter’s willingness to explore Western Montana limited by a 20′ rope. She’d had more than enough of that little world view while I had over plenty of digging, scratching in the stubborn soil and hooking…

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private police

September 16, 2014
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private police

Call the Anti-Police: Ending the State’s “Security” Monopoly by Will Grigg Dale Brown (center) with Garrett Ean and Pete Eyre. “How would things be different,” muses Dale Brown of the Detroit-based Threat Management Center, “if police officers were given financial rewards and commendations for resolving…

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post card from Conner

September 14, 2014
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post card from Conner

It has been a long time since I posted one of these. It is very definitely not because I don’t appreciate the nature surrounding us, how beautiful it is and how lucky we are to be here. Today I am working in “the front yard”…

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foresters for the beetles

September 14, 2014
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foresters for the beetles

I just made the trip from Darby to Dillon and back. That area of the Bitterroot and Beaverhead National Forests is being devastated by the mountain pine beetle. More than half the trees in huge tracts of what can today be called “forest” are standing…

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feeling smug and toasty

September 12, 2014
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feeling smug and toasty

Our new woodstove is starting to earn its keep and has me feeling a bit clever with a couple of my installation innovations. First off, it is definitely warm in my studio. Actually, as predicted, a bit over-warm, truth be told. Sitting a tad over…

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Never Forget

September 11, 2014
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Never Forget

There is an incredibly diverse number of organizations that are dedicated to uncovering the truth of that fateful day. Each specialty recognizing glaring holes in the official story from their expert perspective. Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth Our mission is to research, compile, and…

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Propane For Preppers

September 10, 2014
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Propane For Preppers

How much do you really know about storing and using propane? If you are like most folks, you open the valve on your tank and for all intents and purposes, you have fuel. In the Backdoor Survival series, Propane for Preppers, we are going to…

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MMD

September 9, 2014
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MMD

I had a friend who was a psychologist, with a PHD adding the title “doctor” to his name. He was disgusted with what his compatriots had done to the business, not to mention the kind of people it attracted as practitioners of the head shrinking…

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infinite grid-free firewood

September 7, 2014
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infinite grid-free firewood

I finished installation of an efficient woodstove in our river-side cabin. It is a small woodstove, but we live in a small house. This should easily keep us warm so long as we keep it fed. Nice that we have electric central heat on the…

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