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Survival Podcast

  • Episode-2446- Expert Council Q&A for 5-24-19
    Today its Friday so it’s time for the expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line. Today on The … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago 24 May 19, 6:53pm -
  • Fermax Yeast Nutrient – Item Of The Day
    Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend. Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Fermax … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago 24 May 19, 2:17pm -
  • Episode-2445- 14 Myths and Misunderstood Topics
    Time for a bit of a myth busting show today.  There are so many things people are sure about, that just are not the way they are sure they are.  Take the argument, “America is not a democracy”, we will … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago 23 May 19, 8:43pm -
  • Marine Metal Aeratr Bubble Box – Item of the Day
    Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend. Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Marine … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago 23 May 19, 4:55pm -
  • Episode-2444- Joel Karsten on Straw Bale Gardens
    Joel Karsten pioneered the Straw Bale Gardens method almost 30 years ago, and has written five best selling books on the topic. He was featured in a major newspapers, network news and magazines not only in the US but around … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago 22 May 19, 8:41pm -

Modern Survival Blog

  • newMemorial Day 2019 | Let Us Be Proud Of This Country
    Despite our flaws we are the freest nation on earth. We will not allow that to be taken away. We remember those who have shed blood for this country.Original source: Memorial Day 2019 | Let Us Be Proud Of This Country
    - 8 hours ago 26 May 19, 11:00am -
  • 10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    Why would someone knock on my door late at night? DO NOT simply open the door blindly for anyone! Read these important tips what to do (and not to do!).Original source: 10 Things To Do When A Stranger Knocks On Your Door
    - 2 days ago 24 May 19, 3:05pm -
  • People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    Media platforms and other factors have created a environment where people are afraid to speak their minds. This is not good. Why is this happening?Original source: People are Afraid to Speak Their Minds – WHY?
    - 3 days ago 23 May 19, 9:32pm -
  • Our Security is in The Constitution – But it’s Under Attack – Now What?
    "the blessings of liberty" and our Constitutional rights come from 'above', not from man. Unfortunately minds are changing in a significant way. Now what?Original source: Our Security is in The Constitution – But it’s Under Attack – Now What?
    - 4 days ago 22 May 19, 7:19pm -
  • Not All Burglars Are Stupid
    Smart burglars might steal your GPS device to find your home and rob you while you are away. Here are a few examples what not to do...Original source: Not All Burglars Are Stupid
    - 4 days ago 22 May 19, 3:44pm -

Preparing for SHTF

  • Now That You Know How to Dry Corn What’s Next
    If you dried your corn while still on the cob then you will need to shell the corn first, of course. You can do this by hand or use a hand crank corn sheller. The hand operated corn shellers do most of the work for you, the cob goes in and the dried…
    - 93 days ago 22 Feb 19, 7:24pm -
  • The Importance of Knowing How to Cook In a Survival Situation
    According to a survey conducted in 2011, 28 percent of Americans do not know how to cook. However, let’s ponder a moment, and then ask ourselves what is the definition of cooking ( Foodworksblog , 2011). Is it pulling a frozen meal from the freezer…
    - 96 days ago 19 Feb 19, 4:21pm -
  • Braising Meats for Tenderness and Flavor in a Dutch Oven
    Meat cuts (tougher cuts) that are ideal for braising include pork shoulder, beef chuck, short ribs, lamb shanks and of course brisket. These cuts are marbled with fat and connective tissue, which will convert to gelatin after long and slow cooking. M…
    - 26 Dec 18, 1:27am -
  • Desert Survival: 7 Things to Know
    Deserts are among the most treacherous places that a person can get stranded in. With the many unique challenges that are found in deserts, you need to know how to get around them to survive in desert. Read on to find out some exceptional desert surv…
    - 26 Dec 18, 1:21am -
  • Cooking: Learning the Basics
    A previous article talked about how important it is for you to know how to cook in a survival situation, because you and your family’s very survival could be at stake. Cooking from scratch as it is called is time consuming and it requires organizat…
    - 15 Dec 18, 3:56pm -

Backdoor Survival

  • newBest DIY Portable, Protein Rich, Survival Food That Won’t Break the Bank
    In this article we will look briefly back in history at a time when both fuel and food were in short supply. Will it happen again? At some point it is indeed possible and of course we need to be prepared. After that glace … Continued
    - 18 hours ago 26 May 19, 1:19am -
  • Exploring Ceramic and Plastic Knives: From EDC to the Karambit
    When I first heard the term ceramic knife I will admit that I pictured a knife shattering with very little effort. There are multiple reasons why someone may choose a ceramic knife but first lets discuss how they are made. … Continued
    - 2 days ago 24 May 19, 3:30pm -
  • How to Design An Outdoor Kitchen
    Editor’s Note: This is an updated and revised edition for 2018. There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to designing an outdoor kitchen area. Since a lot of people have different needs, budgets, climates, space, etc, … Continued
    - 3 days ago 23 May 19, 2:23pm -
  • Nutritional Deficiency Prevention and Treatment During Hard Times
    During an extended emergency or SHTF scenario, nutritional deficiencies will become more common. During the Great Depression, a lot of people suffered due to diet. This post will discuss some of the more common deficiencies and how to prevent and ……
    - 5 days ago 21 May 19, 12:27pm -
  • Door Security and Reinforcement In Town and Country
    Everyone has at least one door. This is the easiest access point for anyone to breach besides maybe a window. This post is going to talk about what you can do to reinforce your door and prevent it from being … Continued
    - 7 days ago 19 May 19, 5:35pm -

The Survival Mom

  • A Four-Seasons Emergency Plan: Summer Survival
    Not long ago I was feeling pretty good about my food storage and other preps, perhaps even a bit smug, until someone asked, “Are you stocked up on potassium iodide tablets?” “What??” was my incredulous response. After some research, I discov…
    - 2 days ago 24 May 19, 5:00pm -
  • 32 Survival Skills Your Child Should Know and Be Able to Do ASAP!
    Knowledge is something that takes time to develop, so we need to start teaching the next generation now. In case, God forbid, our children are left to fend for themselves or we are injured. Even just to make your family more apt to survive, every chi…
    - 5 days ago 21 May 19, 11:00am -
  • My Story: Surviving a Powerful Summer Storm
    Last summer in Yuma, Arizona, we had the worst thunder/rain storm I have ever seen. We had winds of over 60 mph and astonishing rain. We got about 2.5 inches of rain in about two hours (our average rainfall for a year is 3 inches). At times the rain…
    - 8 days ago 18 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Household Items That Can Be Used as Organic Fertilizer
    This is a guide to common materials that can be used as plant food for your garden. This plant food is organic and will help your garden grow. Fertilizers made with synthetic chemicals have a lot of negative side effects- they mess with the ecosystem…
    - 12 days ago 14 May 19, 8:00am -
  • 8 Classic Summer Jobs For the Industrious Teen
    Whether you consider yourself a prepper, a survivalist or are simply striving to be self-sufficient, the basic building blocks for all these are responsibility and dedication. We teach young children these things through chores, extra-curricular acti…
    - 16 days ago 10 May 19, 2:00pm -

Survival Blog

  • newPreparedness Notes for Sunday — May 26, 2019
    May 26th is the birthday of Randall Hank Williams (Hank Williams, Jr.) He was born 1949. When not touring, he lives Somewhere in Montana, so he qualifies as a Redoubter. He reportedly has a large gun collection which is heavy on Sharps rifles and rif…
    - 12 hours ago 26 May 19, 7:04am -
  • newReconciling Ammo and Magazines, by Incisor
    We are well-advised to maintain a reasonable supply of ammunition and magazines. But how do you reconcile the two? You probably have, or should have, questions like: I have X number of magazines. Do I have enough ammo for them? How many times can the…
    - 12 hours ago 26 May 19, 7:03am -
  • newThe Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:
    SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”.  Today, we look at San Francisco’s plummeting quality of li…
    - 12 hours ago 26 May 19, 7:02am -
  • newThe Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accus…
    - 12 hours ago 26 May 19, 7:01am -
  • Preparedness Notes for Saturday — May 25, 2019
    On May 25th, 1787, The Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia with George Washington presiding. The task of the peaceful overthrow of the new American government as it had been defined by the Article of Confederation eventually led to the…
    - 2 days ago 25 May 19, 7:05am -

The Survivalist Blog

  • The Ultimate Prepper’s Checklist
    “Be prepared” is a pretty broad order. Prepared for what? How prepared are we talking about, here? If you are new to prepping and readiness as a component in your lifestyle, one of your first actions will probably be to take stock and compare you…
    - 2 Jul 18, 10:20am -
  • Practically Tactical: Maximizing the Common Shotgun for Defense
    Shotguns are perennially popular home defense firearms in the U.S. for several reasons. One reason is their easy availability, and cost effectiveness. A quality shotgun can often be had for significantly less coin than a rifle of equivalent grade.  …
    - 1 Jul 18, 10:17am -
  • How to Find and Equip Your Prepper Hideout Bug Out Location
    So, you’ve been researching how to prep for a SHTF or other disaster and the experts recommend that you have a bug out location or even better a prepper hideout or retreat. But what makes a good prepper hideout or bug out location? The answer is of…
    - 30 Jun 18, 12:03pm -
  • How to Accurize the Mini 14 Rifle
    The Ruger Mini-14 is one of America’s favorite general purpose semi-auto rifles. Possessed of light weight, nimble handling and classic styling, they remain a viable choice for anyone who for whatever reason does not want America’s other rifle, t…
    - 29 Jun 18, 5:17pm -
  • The Best Prepping and Survival Books You Should Read
    One of the great joys and advantages of living today is the prevalence of books. Be they bound ink and paper or electrons on a screen, books can be invaluable references or moving, thought-provoking stories about the human experience. I am constantly…
    - 28 Jun 18, 10:18am -


  • new[WATCH]The World’s Darkest Secrets Of Humanity’s Enslavement
    "This whole conspiracy to enslave humanity is a psychological game," says David Icke. "You're not gonna sell a tyranny by telling people it's a tyranny."
    - 2 hours ago 26 May 19, 5:00pm -
  • How to Prepare Your Home (Quarantine) For A Pandemic
    As most of you are aware, the chances of superbugs killing 10 million people per year by the year 2050 are getting higher.  Because of the rise of infectious superbugs – infections that cannot be killed by drugs or Western medicine’s interventio…
    - 1 day ago 25 May 19, 5:00pm -
  • U.S Manufacturing SLUMPS To 9 Year Low In May
    All economic data is pointing to a slower 2019.  One of those bits of data is from the manufacturing industry. United States manufacturing growth has hit a 9 year low this month, which is a terrible sign for our volatile economy. 
    - 2 days ago 24 May 19, 8:30pm -
  • Without This Tool in Your Hurricane Supplies, You Could Be Screwed
    I wrote several articles (a series, a few years back) about my family’s experiences in Hurricane Katrina (Editor’s Notes: Links to these articles will be provided at the end of this article). With hurricane season about to crop up again in a few…
    - 2 days ago 24 May 19, 4:30pm -
  • Battle Over Assange’s Computer: U.S. Could Plant False Evidence On Scrubbed Computer
    A new battle has broken out over who gets access to Julian Assange's computer in the aftermath of the journalist's arrest. Wikileaks says Assange took the time to scrub his computer before he was taken into custody, meaning anything found on it would…
    - 2 days ago 24 May 19, 12:30pm -

Steemit Preppers

  • A artistic shot of a Realsteel e571 knife.
    - 7 Jan 18, 12:31am -
  • Power where there is no power
    Thought this might be of interest to some people Imagine this:A devastating hurricane slams the East Coast, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power for days-even weeks. Or maybe a tsunami takes out an entire town somewhere overseas,…
    - 18 May 17, 11:55pm -

Steemit Homesteading

  • Daily Celestial Challenge: Agriculture
    #### Agricultural Terms **Agriculture**The cultivation of crops and rearing of animals for domestic and commercial use. **Mechanized Farming**Mechanized farming is cultivation of land and breeding of animals for commercial sale using agricultu…
    - 7 Jan 18, 5:27am -
  • This is a good barn hack.
    Barn hack: For those of you without electricity at your troughs this does work.I've been doing it for months.Even did a little experiment today. I left 2 troughs without jugs, and put jugs in 3 troughs. Those with jugs were still completely unfr…
    - 7 Jan 18, 5:21am -
  • MAKING OUR FIRST GROUND VENISON Though we have been eating meat and even harvesting animals ourselves for a while not, this was the first time that we did this.-------------A lot of people know what a cut of meat looks like on a…
    - 7 Jan 18, 5:13am -
  • 7th of January Harvest
    Dwarf Beans!!!![]( is my wife and i's little helper, Possum. When ever we are in the garden she is not far behind us. Either attacking our ankles or laxing out…
    - 7 Jan 18, 4:52am -
  • How to make a homemade peppermint
    Hello steemersMade a mint-peppermint wall wash, and a Mint Basil Honey Sore throat spray. I was gifted a diy Natural remedies book and I'm hooked now!! I plan on converting all of our store bought cleaners, shampoos, hygiene supplies (face washes,…
    - 7 Jan 18, 4:47am -
  • Boiling Water Snow Cloud?
    I saw this on a YouTube video a couple years ago, so I wanted to give it a try while our temps were in the single digits. Have you every tried this?
    - 7 Jan 18, 4:28am -
  • Kombucha Making 101
    ### Kombucha or Combucha or fermented tea and sugar drink or whatever you want to call it;apparently if you haven’t heard of it you’re not up on the hippie health drink craze and you know what? That is ok. Grannie gonna say, "it’s good for wh…
    - 7 Jan 18, 4:27am -
  • "HomesteadingChallenge" #7 Entry - Share a homestead resolution for 2018!
    ![PicsArt_1361970938384.jpg]( Our 2018 Homesteading Resolution is:## To build an apiary and become a bee-keeper using the Slove…
    - 7 Jan 18, 4:10am -
  • Goals For The Homestead in 2018
    ![imagejpeg_5.jpg](*While I am building my homestead from the ground up, including a complete renovation of the existing 880 square foot house, I have many ot…
    - 7 Jan 18, 4:08am -
  • I Built An Off-Grid Tiny House in Montana By Myself
    ![IMG_20170916_104552 (1).jpg]( 2010 I was a disgruntled Navy Diver living in San Diego and I just wanted to get away from it all. I was still…
    - 7 Jan 18, 3:55am -

Steemit Survival

  • Bitcoin-like return without the risk?

    Bitcoin-like return without the risk?

    If you’ve been tempted to invest in Bitcoin or other cryptos but don’t like the risk of no underlying asset, there are CryptoAssets that have both high returns and real asset value.  On average, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), issues of new crypt…
    - 7 Jan 18, 2:01am -
  • My first steemit post attempt
    Hello Friendsthis video is from a few years ago but I thought I was a good way for me to break myself in on Steemit. I hope you enjoy the content. Feel free to connect with me.
    - 7 Jan 18, 1:52am -
  • Top Ten Machete Tricks That You Don't Know Plus TORTURE TEST Video

    Top Ten Machete Tricks That You Don't Know Plus TORTURE TEST Video

    Here's a [great video]( - "top ten machete tricks that you don't know" along with an informative article by my buddy, Jeff Anderson, from Modern Combat & Survival.~ George,…
    - 6 Jan 18, 9:16pm -
  • Chemical Magic by V.E. Johnson 1920
    Once upon a time there was a land of the free!No, really!I have evidence. book is representative of the general level of knowledge available t…
    - 6 Jan 18, 7:20pm -
  • Time to Pay Attention: CDC Begins Instructing Public on How To Survive Nuclear War

    Time to Pay Attention: CDC Begins Instructing Public on How To Survive Nuclear War week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that they will be holding a briefing which is designed to instruct the public on how to prep…
    - 6 Jan 18, 5:30pm -
  • Living Minimal : Food Storage
    When you're living off the grid or in remote areas, you don't get to choose the modern ways to store the fruits, food and dry itesm. So in such case you have to come up wiht some of the innovative ways to store the food in the climate which doesn't a…
    - 6 Jan 18, 4:00pm -
  • Rethinking a Personal Survival Kit

    Rethinking a Personal Survival Kit

    A personal survival kit should change depending upon risks, skills, climate and activity. This article outlines how I recently changed my personal survival kit to suit my changed circumstances. This particular kit is the basic gear what I carry for…
    - 6 Jan 18, 1:58pm -
  • Russian Trashman forest survival #2

    Russian Trashman forest survival #2

    It´s hard to survive in the winter for homeless people like us. ▶️ DTube ▶️ IPFS
    - 6 Jan 18, 11:43am -
  • BBPs They Are Billions First Playing Session Part 2/3

    BBPs They Are Billions First Playing Session Part 2/3

    Testing this game out and learning the ropes. Upvote! ▶️ DTube ▶️ IPFS
    - 6 Jan 18, 9:04am -
  • Grand Solar Minimum Update 1/6/18 - Al Gore Is Back - 1896 Records Fall - Cadovar Erupts - Glacial Science WEATHER: FREEZING TEMPERATURES IN CHINA, POWERFUL WINDS IN U.K. AND FLOODS IN NEW ZEALAND MEAN U.S. IS NOT ALONE. we…
    - 6 Jan 18, 6:20am -
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