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Survival Podcast

  • Episode-2363- Expert Council Q&A for 1-18-19
    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 18 Jan 19, 7:44pm -
  • Thomas Jefferson’s Garden Book – 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 Item of the day Thomas Jefferson’s Garden Book.  … Continue readi…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 19, 2:40pm -
  • Episode-2362- Listener Calls for 1-17-19

    - 3 days ago 17 Jan 19, 9:58pm -
  • Fermented Vegetables by Christopher and Kristen Shockey – 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 book … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago 17 Jan 19, 3:25pm -
  • Episode-2361- Gary Collins on Simplifying Life
    Gary Collins has a very interesting and unique background that includes military intelligence, Special Agent for the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Food and Drug Administratio…
    - 4 days ago 16 Jan 19, 10:25pm -

Modern Survival Blog

  • What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2019-1-19)
    This Saturday post is your weekly open-forum for: – Preparedness accomplishments this week – Off-topic conversation throughout the week – Sitting around the campfire with fellow MSB’rs NEWBIES TO THE SITE: This is where you should post off-to…
    - 1 day ago 19 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Oil Lamp For Preparedness – Quality Matters, Safety, Tips

    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 19, 4:34pm -
  • Sharpen A Dull Knife – Knife Maker Reveals Secret
    The following are some tips and advice on how to sharpen a dull knife and how to make a knife that’s already pretty sharp – even sharper. Just about everyone has at least one knife. More than likely you have several knives or more, each of them t…
    - 3 days ago 17 Jan 19, 4:49pm -
  • Headlamp Compared to a Handheld Flashlight – The Good and Bad
    Headlamps are great! I have a number of them and keep one in every survival kit. You probably have one or more too as part of your survival or camping gear. There is some good and there is some bad though. And that’s why as part of my gear I have h…
    - 4 days ago 16 Jan 19, 9:09pm -
  • Sourdough Starter Recipe Without Yeast From Scratch
    Here’s how to make a good sourdough starter from scratch and how to keep it alive (feeding it). No added yeast. Sourdough bread baking instructions. Sourdough Starter Recipe 3 tablespoons whole rye or wheat flour. Enough water to make what loo…
    - 5 days ago 15 Jan 19, 5:20pm -

Preparing for SHTF

  • 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 days ago 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 days ago 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…
    - 36 days ago 15 Dec 18, 3:56pm -
  • Meal Planning Is Extremely Important Without Refrigeration
    You may have stockpiles of beans, white rice and other grains, dried pasta, dehydrated foods, and some MRE’s, which are all foods that have an extended shelf life in their current form but what about after you have cooked a portion. The leftovers w…
    - 51 days ago 30 Nov 18, 6:06pm -
  • Winter on the Homestead
    Getting the homestead ready for winter takes practically all summer to accomplish. Fruits and vegetables are grown all summer so they can be preserved and eaten all winter. Wood is cut and stacked all summer so it can be used all winter for heating a…
    - 52 days ago 29 Nov 18, 4:23pm -

Backdoor Survival

The Survival Mom

  • Smart Advice to Help You Survive the Government Shutdown — or any other surprise financial setback
    As of today, the current federal government “shutdown” is the longest in history. Digging into news stories that are making headlines, ones claiming “chaos” and near-apocalyptic consequences, most Americans, by far, are managing to get throug…
    - 5 days ago 15 Jan 19, 7:49pm -
  • 3 Key Medical Concepts to Teach Every Child
    “The kids are playing doctor!â€� More than one horrified mom has made that statement over the many, many decades that curious kids have been re-enacting their exams at the pediatrician’s office. “I’ll be the doctor and…
    - 6 days ago 14 Jan 19, 1:48pm -
  • How to Choose the Best Straw Water Filter For You
    We so casually turn on our faucet and expect clean water to come out. We flush our toilets, wash our hands, use water for cooking and for watering the lawn without a thought. But if there’s anything we have learned from all the disasters that have…
    - 10 days ago 10 Jan 19, 1:00pm -
  • 52 Weeks Savings Plan: Give this a try and have an extra $1378 by the end of the year!
     I spotted this ingenious and simple 52 week savings plan* on Facebook a few years ago, posted it on my Facebook page, and it went viral with thousands of likes and even more shares within a couple of days. I’d never seen anything like it. A sav…
    - 13 days ago 7 Jan 19, 6:38pm -
  • Build Your Best-Ever Emergency Kit
    Does your emergency kit look like this? Or this?   Many of your kits/bags look like this: An emergency kit, some might call theirs a bug-out bag, is an essential in every home. No, it doesn’t magically make you fully prepared for the ultimate disa…
    - 15 days ago 5 Jan 19, 1:48pm -

Survival Blog

  • newPreparedness Notes for Sunday – January 20, 2019
    Today is the birthday of Congressman Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794) o o o SurvivalBlog Writing Contest This has been another entry for Round 80 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $11,000 worth of prizes for this round i…
    - 14 hours ago 20 Jan 19, 7:05am -
  • newRaising Chickens For Meat- Part 2, by Michele Cooper
    I’m writing about our experience of raising chickens for meat. Since I didn’t want to kill chickens, we still found a way to raise our own, thanks to a friend who told us about chicken processors. In part 1, we had obtained our chicks and told yo…
    - 14 hours ago 20 Jan 19, 7:04am -
  • 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 “HJLâ€�. Zimbabwe is crashing and burning this w…
    - 14 hours ago 20 Jan 19, 7:02am -
  • newThe Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    “When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.â€� – John 6:15 (KJV)The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlo…
    - 14 hours ago 20 Jan 19, 7:01am -
  • Preparedness Notes for Saturday – January 19, 2019
    January 19th is the birthday of the late Carla Emery (born 1939, died October 11, 2005). She is well known in self-sufficency circles as the author of The Encyclopedia of Country Living. (This book re-released in a 40th Anniversary edition.) o o o Su…
    - 2 days ago 19 Jan 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 -


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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