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Ed That Matters

  • How to Prepare for an Extended Power Outage
      An extended power outage is not an uncommon occurrence, especially during the stormy season. All it takes is one bolt of lightning or downed tree to crash into a power line and plunge your entire neighborhood—or even your entire city—into comp…
    - 19 days ago 7 May 20, 2:10am -
  • 10 Common Sense Things You Should Be Doing RIGHT NOW!
    Lay in a supply of postage stamps. Alot of things can still be done using the mail. Your outgoing and incoming mail are ideal for social distancing and obtaining supplies… especially items that are hard to find at retailers, even during normal tim…
    - 39 days ago 17 Apr 20, 1:59am -
  • A Guide to Assessing & Responding to Emergency Situations
    Emergency situations can occur at any time. Basic emergency preparedness is an essential skill for survival. Here’s a guide that walks you through each step of assessing and responding to emergency incidents. This guide focuses more on medical emer…
    - 46 days ago 9 Apr 20, 8:13pm -
  • Following #Coronavirus on Twitter and Other Places
    The news about the Coronavirus has been slowly ramping up.  There are many who are sounding the alarm and others who remind everyone to stay calm.  My opinion is to stay cautious and informed!  One way I do that is to follow what is happening on T…
    - 26 Jan 20, 3:53am -
  • Tyranny & The Battle of Athens, Tennessee
        The Battle of Athens Tennesse happened in 1946.  But how will the future look back on OUR time?  Will we be the people who recognized the times?  Will we be people who realized the slow disintegration of our rights and freedoms that then mov…
    - 18 Jan 20, 12:38pm -

Survival Podcast

  • newHeads Up on a Hell of a Deal on a Bad Ass Briggs & Stratton Inverter Generator
    Okay this is not cheap and it is not something everyone should run out and buy just because, but I am taking a break from my day off to make this post, because this deal is so damn good.  This … Continue reading →
    - 2 hours ago 25 May 20, 3:20pm -
  • newPlease Remember the Real Meaning of Memorial Day
    There will be no episode of TSP today in recognition of Memorial Day. I do want to take a moment to remind everyone today of what Memorial Day is all about. Many well meaning people even get it wrong in … Continue reading →
    - 4 hours ago 25 May 20, 1:00pm -
  • Episode-2666- The Expert Council Show for 5-22-20
    Today 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 Survival Podcast, the … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 8:06pm -
  • My Open Honest Letter to 2020 High School Grads who won’t have a Ceremony
    Warning – Stern, frank and adult language follows, if that bothers you, don’t read this it can’t help you anyway. So now you are sad because you won’t walk down the isle to special music right?  Don’t be!  I only … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 4:57pm -
  • Episode-2665- John Pugliano and Jack Spirko on CoVid Economic Fallout
    We have reached a point where the cure is more dangerous then the disease and I feel it is getting worse daily.  Right now I feel every day we stay shut down will add 10 days to the time needed … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago 21 May 20, 7:54pm -

Modern Survival Blog

  • newThe Origin of Memorial Day
    Honoring those who died while serving in the U.S. military. Do you know how and when the tradition of Memorial Day began?Original source: The Origin of Memorial Day
    - 2 hours ago 25 May 20, 2:51pm -
  • Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    Open forum for off-topic conversation throughout the week - preparedness accomplishments - sitting around the campfire with fellow MSB'rs.Original source: Open Forum & Off-Topic Conversation
    - 2 days ago 23 May 20, 11:30am -
  • Dehydrated Onions | How to Dehydrate and Store Them
    How to dehydrate Vidalia onions using my Excalibur food dehydrator. Why I do it, how I store dehydrated onions, and my shelf life results.Original source: Dehydrated Onions | How to Dehydrate and Store Them
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 2:03pm -
  • The Cost Of Being Self Sufficient | Is It Worth It?
    Striving to be more self sufficient costs money, time, labor. It can become all consuming depending on extent. But is it all worth it?Original source: The Cost Of Being Self Sufficient | Is It Worth It?
    - 4 days ago 21 May 20, 2:30pm -
  • What Is Your Favorite Food To Dehydrate?
    Lets hear it -- what's your favorite foods to dehydrate -- and tips you've learned along the way?Original source: What Is Your Favorite Food To Dehydrate?
    - 5 days ago 20 May 20, 1:19pm -

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…
    - 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…
    - 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

  • Planning a Safe Vacation During COVID-19
    Sitting alone as the waves beat the shore before me, I had a line in the surf and a slice of sun just peaked up over the horizon. It looked like the top of a railroad spike just taken from … Continued
    - 1 day ago 24 May 20, 3:00pm -
  • Revisiting Cannery Row: Why Meat Packing Plants Are Ravaged By COVID-19
    With COVID-19 working it’s way through the nation’s meatpacking industry, I recently found myself reflecting on my own experience working in a processor and the experience afterward of having a farm and raising some of our own meat. Looking back…
    - 2 days ago 23 May 20, 5:22pm -
  • Hurricane Harvey vs Hurricane Katrina: History Repeated?
    These two massive storms might be the most expensive to recover from in American history. Hurricane Katrina saw damage worth roughly $100 billion and she holds the top spot of all Atlantic hurricanes in cost– at least until Hurricane Harvey … Con…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 11:23pm -
  • Propane vs Gas Generators: What to Consider
    Power generators are an essential part of most prepping master plans. While solar power is an option a backup generator offers many people a better alternative and access to power during an emergency. One of the big differences between solar … Cont…
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 1:48pm -
  • Pantry Organization and Designing a SHTF Kitchen Layout
    One thing that recent events have led to is the realization that the kitchen and pantry cannot continue to be set up the same way. I always felt that my small kitchen could be organized better and have really tried … Continued
    - 3 days ago 22 May 20, 1:25pm -

The Survival Mom

  • Simple Food Storage Meals for Tight Times: Stock up on three months worth, fast!
    My first venture into food storage was an expensive one. I didn’t know what I was doing, so I stocked up on a lot of food that was typical of our young family’s diet back then — boxes of cereal, granola bars, and cans of ravioli. When a differe…
    - 19 days ago 6 May 20, 1:31pm -
  • Spring Gardening: 5 Common Sense Steps to Grow What You Eat
    When spring fever hits, it is easy to want to plant everything you can think of in your garden, as soon as you are able to work the soil. If you are a new gardener, it is common to make this same mistake. Planning out your garden by season, as well a…
    - 26 days ago 29 Apr 20, 12:00pm -
  • Prepper Food: 5 Fresh Essentials That Must Be On Your List
    Think fast: What food items always seem to be on the shortlist when you head to the grocery store? Chances are, foods with the shortest shelf life will be on that list, e.g. milk, bread, eggs, produce. Foods that will spoil or rot within a couple of…
    - 36 days ago 19 Apr 20, 9:10pm -
  • 28 Inconvenient Truths About TEOTWAWKI
    In the early days of the prepping craze, 2009-2014 or so, TEOTWAWKI was on every prepper’s mind — The End Of The World As We Know It. Wherever it originated, it struck a chord with Americans, in particular, who looked at the steep decline of thei…
    - 40 days ago 15 Apr 20, 4:24pm -
  • Make Your Own Yeast
    NOTE FROM LISA: I’ve received dozens and dozens of questions about how to make yeast and how to use that yeast in recipes. I’ve tried to answer as many as I can but highly recommend the book, The Bread Bible to help you with specifics. If you’v…
    - 62 days ago 24 Mar 20, 10:00am -

Survival Blog

  • newPreparedness Notes for Monday — May 25, 2020
    Today marks Memorial Day, 2020. Never forget the lives that have been lost, in the defense of our nation. — On May 25th, 1787, The Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia with George Washington presiding. The task of the peaceful overthr…
    - 10 hours ago 25 May 20, 7:05am -
  • newCRKT Helical, by Pat Cascio
    If you’ve been around knives for any length of time, you know the name Ken Onion. He is one of the best custom knife makers of all time, and he was the youngest knife maker to be inducted in the Hall of Fame for knife makers. I’ve never met Ken,…
    - 10 hours ago 25 May 20, 7:04am -
  • newRecipe of the Week: Potatoes Persillade (Parsley)
    The following recipe is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the bonus item…
    - 10 hours ago 25 May 20, 7:03am -
  • newEconomics & Investing For Preppers
    Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles he…
    - 10 hours ago 25 May 20, 7:02am -
  • newThe Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    “Like all predatory or parasitic institutions, the state’s first instinct is that of self-preservation. All its enterprises are directed first towards preserving its own life, and, second, towards increasing its own power and enlarging the scope…
    - 10 hours ago 25 May 20, 7:01am -

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 -


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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