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Ed That Matters

  • Our Crazy World – A Serious Conversation!
      Do you feel like you’re living in a crazy world?  I first penned this letter on December 2011.  Back then, I was very concerned about our crazy world and the direction that I saw it going.  The signs have been there for a while.  For those p…
    - 10 days ago 12 Jul 19, 5:35pm -
  • Outlaw Faith: Could Your Church Go Underground? Part 1
      I hate AND love to think that the church in America might have to go underground one day.  It is scary and at the same time, an exhilarating thought.  Some Christians might think I’ve lost my mind, but let me share some thoughts on why I’m s…
    - 16 days ago 6 Jul 19, 4:27pm -
  • Concealed Carry Options with the ZFI Dolphin Star Concealed Carry Gun Holster Bag
      The ability to conceal carry is something that many in the preparedness and survival community agree on.  How to effectively conceal carry is another topic.  Should you OWB (outside of the waistband), or IWB (inside of the waistband)?  What kin…
    - 56 days ago 27 May 19, 9:03pm -
  • Using A Shed As A Bugout Hut: Being Stealthy, Stocking It and More
      Prepper Options When A Bugout Is Necessary   In preparedness, redundancy and options are important.  One area of preparedness where preppers should build in options is in their ability to bug-in or bugout.  Each prepper family is going to be di…
    - 56 days ago 27 May 19, 1:47pm -
  • Weekly Watchman – Prepper News & Current Events – April 8, 2019
    PREPPER NEWS AND CURRENT EVENTS FROM A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE This weekly post provides you with a select section of Prepper Related News and Current Events from a Bible Perspective.  These weekly videos from current prophecy teachers pack a powerful…
    - 8 Apr 19, 11:49pm -

Survival Podcast

  • newEpisode-2475- Listener Feedback for 7-22-19
    Today on The Survival Podcast I answer your questions on cancer, kudzu, goats, cryptocurrency, virtual nations, the death of mainstream media, cooking, kratom, guns and more. Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something…
    - 4 hours ago 22 Jul 19, 8:40pm -
  • newNebo 6350 Larry Work Light – 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 Nebo … Continue reading →
    - 9 hours ago 22 Jul 19, 3:10pm -
  • Episode-2474- Expert Council Show for 7-19-19
    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 →
    - 3 days ago 19 Jul 19, 8:19pm -
  • Gerber Dime Multi-Tool – TSP 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 Gerber … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago 19 Jul 19, 3:00pm -
  • Episode-2473- Half Acre Homesteading – Part Two – Livestock
    Okay I am calling this series “Half Acre Homesteading” because marketing. The use of two words in a 2-3 word phrase is good at grabbing attention, think “Taco Tuesdays” or anything in that vein. You don’t need a half acre … Continue readi…
    - 4 days ago 18 Jul 19, 8:57pm -

Modern Survival Blog

  • newFirst Five Things To Do If/When The Lights Go Out (as in SHTF)?
    Ever though about the first things you would or should do when the lights go out (power grid failure) if it's worse than just a typical outage (e.g. SHTF)?Original source: First Five Things To Do If/When The Lights Go Out (as in SHTF)?
    - 3 hours ago 22 Jul 19, 9:19pm -
  • Stretch Wrap Self Adhering Bandage | A Must-have First Aid Supply
    Here's an example of how and why I needed this medical stretch wrap bandage the other day for a moderate bleeding wound. You should have some! Here's why...Original source: Stretch Wrap Self Adhering Bandage | A Must-have First Aid Supply
    - 3 days ago 19 Jul 19, 7:16pm -
  • Dowsing | Dowser | Equipment Used | Questions to Ask
    Dowsing for water - a brief history - present day - equipment used - questions to ask a dowser if you are going to use their services.Original source: Dowsing | Dowser | Equipment Used | Questions to Ask
    - 3 days ago 19 Jul 19, 2:59pm -
  • Summer Survival | It’s All About Dew Point – Not The Humidity
    During the warm summer months, comfort factor is largely about dew point temperature, how muggy or sticky it feels. Not the relative humidity. Here's how:Original source: Summer Survival | It’s All About Dew Point – Not The Humidity
    - 4 days ago 18 Jul 19, 5:19pm -
  • Is The West Coast & Pacific Northwest Prepared For The Big One?
    There is a definite uptick in West Coast earthquakes so far in 2019. It may be signaling something bigger. Which begs the question, how many are prepared?Original source: Is The West Coast & Pacific Northwest Prepared For The Big One?
    - 5 days ago 17 Jul 19, 4:36pm -

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

  • newSmall Business Disaster Planning & Defense During Natural and Man Made Disasters
    If you have a small business, you may want to take some time during good times to create a defense plan for both natural and man made disasters. A lot of people assume that during a long emergency or SHTF, … Continued
    - 10 hours ago 22 Jul 19, 2:32pm -
  • Recipe Friday:Making Blueberry Jam From Fresh Blueberries
    Matt and I planted a lot of blueberries when we first started out up here on the mountain. Some were just sticks while others were more substantial plants in pots when we planted them on our land. Now we have … Continued
    - 3 days ago 19 Jul 19, 3:56pm -
  • How To Make Pemmican
    One of the older survival foods out there is pemmican. Pemmican is a mixture of dried meat, fruit, and fat that has been combined into a shelf stable superfood. Some recipes add some flour into the mix or nuts but … Continued
    - 5 days ago 17 Jul 19, 5:18pm -
  • How To Handle Yourself In A Flash Mob Looting
    As times get tougher, the nature of crimes and the rate will go up. Recently a Walgreens Drug store in Pennsylvania was in the news when a flash mob of 60 teens vandalized and stole merchandise. When a store is … Continued
    - 7 days ago 15 Jul 19, 5:24pm -
  • How To Choose The Right Fermenting Crock: Best Fermenting Crocks
    Fermentation is an ancient way to preserve food that fits squarely into the modern prepper world. The process is by far less complicated than canning food, and it provides an easy way to turn excess garden crops into a viable … Continued
    - 8 days ago 14 Jul 19, 1:00pm -

The Survival Mom

  • newGreen Coffee Beans: Simple Methods to Roast the Best Coffee Ever
    When it comes to serious coffee addictions, I think I’ve heard every joke there is. I don’t quite fall into that category myself, but when I was given a 3-pound bag of green coffee beans and asked my coffee-addicted friends to help me out, they j…
    - 15 hours ago 22 Jul 19, 10:00am -
  • 10 Uses For Tomato Powder
      Tomato powder is hands down one of my very favorite products to have in my food storage. I love it because it’s: Inexpensive — especially when compared to things like tomato powder or tomato sauce Pure — just 100% tomatoes with no additive…
    - 5 days ago 18 Jul 19, 7:00am -
  • My top 16 tips for beginning homeschoolers
    Honestly? I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when my husband and I made the decision that I would homeschool our kids. How hard could it be? After all, not only had I been a classroom teacher for several years but I had even TAUGHT classr…
    - 6 days ago 17 Jul 19, 8:29am -
  • The Top 8 Deadly Myths About Survivalism
    Our survivalism story, in a nutshell Hi! I’m Sheila. For the last several years, our family, my husband Dan, our son Jesse and I, have been living what some may call the “survivalist” lifestyle.  Actually, we live off-grid (so far off the grid…
    - 6 days ago 16 Jul 19, 7:55pm -
  • 30 Things to do With Peaches
    Our kitchen counter is loaded with fresh peaches, and I’ve been searching for the best things to do with peaches. I’m going to be needing a lot of recipes! Jams, jellies, desserts, and even a few savory dishes — peaches go with just about every…
    - 12 days ago 11 Jul 19, 7:15am -

Survival Blog

  • newSurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt
    This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We al…
    - 36 mins ago 23 Jul 19, 12:03am -
  • newPreparedness Notes for Monday — July 22, 2019
    July 22nd is the birthday of actor Willem Dafoe (born 1955). Perhaps his best role was in the movie The Hunter, set in Tasmania.The post Preparedness Notes for Monday — July 22, 2019 appeared first on
    - 18 hours ago 22 Jul 19, 7:05am -
  • newCRKT Du Hoc, by Pat Cascio
    Wicked! That one word, aptly describes the CRKT Du Hoc fixed blade knife. It it is made by Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT).  Most knives are designed to be used as everyday working tools, and they can double as a weapon for self-defense. However,…
    - 18 hours ago 22 Jul 19, 7:04am -
  • newRecipe of the Week: J.J.’s Cornmeal Dry Mix
    Reader J.J. kindly sent us this recipe for a multipurpose cornmeal dry baking mix. This was tested as a 9-cup batch  (1 cup equals 5 ounces.) Ingredients 4 cups (18 ounces) finely ground cornmeal 4 cups (18 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour 2/3 c…
    - 18 hours ago 22 Jul 19, 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. And it bears mention that most of these items ar…
    - 18 hours ago 22 Jul 19, 7:02am -

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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