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Survival Podcast

  • newA Free Resource to Learn MS Excel
    So I am fond of saying Excel Never Lies and that your life will be better if you learn to use Excel and at minimum run financial analysis of major spending decisions.  You know like, do I buy or lease … Continue reading →
    - 1 hour ago 19 Apr 19, 3:31pm -
  • newEpisode-2425- The Lost Art of Developing Life Skills
    My wife had some morning talk crap on earlier this week.  Can’t remember what it was but it was two gals sucking down wine in the morning and cackling about stuff.  Anyway they started talking about the concept of “snow … Continue reading…
    - 20 hours ago 18 Apr 19, 8:22pm -
  • German Style Fermentation Crock – Item of the Day
    Special Notice – I am bringing this around today because the 5L croc is on sale for only $49.00 which is 39% off the regular price.  And the 10L is knocked down 30% to only $70.38.  Great time to pick … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago 18 Apr 19, 2:05pm -
  • Episode-2424- Aaron McKeon on Getting Started with Homeschooling
    Aaron McKeon is a husband, father of two young children, and Survival Podcast listener who several years ago decided to set his family on a course towards resilience, un-dependence, and a more fulfilling lifestyle better aligned with their personal v…
    - 2 days ago 17 Apr 19, 8:26pm -
  • Zymox Pet Spray with Hydrocortisone – 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 Zymox Pet … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago 17 Apr 19, 3:00pm -

Modern Survival Blog

  • newHazard Risks | Top 3 of Each State
    The Top-5 Hazard Risks are floods, thunderstorms/lightning, snowstorms/cold, tornadoes, and hurricanes. There's more... Check your state's ranking here...Original source: Hazard Risks | Top 3 of Each State
    - 18 hours ago 18 Apr 19, 10:36pm -
  • Lightning Strike Risk & Safety | Facts | Tips | Dangers
    The risk of death by lightning strike is highest just BEFORE and right AFTER the thunderstorm is overhead. Here's how lightning works, safety tips, facts...Original source: Lightning Strike Risk & Safety | Facts | Tips | Dangers
    - 2 days ago 17 Apr 19, 4:35pm -
  • World Population Growth and Natural Balance
    World population has doubled since 1970. The human population growth chart is stunning when viewed from a wide scale perspective. Original source: World Population Growth and Natural Balance
    - 4 days ago 15 Apr 19, 4:27pm -
  • How to Know your Freezer Lost Power and Thawed While You Were Away
    Check out these simple tips how to know if the food in your freezer actually thawed while you were away when the power went out...Original source: How to Know your Freezer Lost Power and Thawed While You Were Away
    - 5 days ago 14 Apr 19, 10:10pm -
  • Just Enough Government to Get the Job Done
    Though most government today is bloated beyond obese, how much would be just enough? And does anyone want that anymore (just enough)?Original source: Just Enough Government to Get the Job Done
    - 7 days ago 12 Apr 19, 5:12pm -

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…
    - 56 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…
    - 59 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

  • newHow to EMP-Proof Your Car, Even if You Don’t Really Have To
    Some experts have stressed the importance of EMP-proofing your car to ensure you have transportation after a nuclear strike, while others have denounced the practice as unnecessary. Let's take a closer look at the science behind EMP-proofing your veh…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Apr 19, 2:40pm -
  • newRules of Engagement 101
    Over the last few years of writing about prepping it has come to my attention that rules of engagement need to be discussed more candidly. As I have met a variety of preppers from all walks of life, it is clear that some … Continued
    - 21 hours ago 18 Apr 19, 7:28pm -
  • The 13 Best Staples to Consider for a Survival Garden this Spring

    - 4 days ago 15 Apr 19, 1:00pm -
  • Sustainable Eating – Food Preservation for the Modern World
    Sustainable Eating – the idea and practice of creating food production that you can maintain year after year. The idea that we must buy food is a product of urbanization. Sure, people have bartered, traded, and exchanged money for food … Con…
    - 5 days ago 14 Apr 19, 1:00pm -
  • Survival Lessons of the Mountain Men
    The North American fur trade started from the first time Europeans made contact with native peoples in North America. It ran out of steam around the time of the mid 19th century, although aspects of it would continue on well … Continued
    - 6 days ago 13 Apr 19, 1:00pm -

The Survival Mom

  • Tornado Survival: No Shelter, No Basement, No Problem
    For an entire week leading up to the April 2011 storms and tornados that devastated parts of my town and Northern Alabama in general, the local weather forecasters gave us warnings. Suddenly, tornado survival became a hot topic in our household and w…
    - 2 days ago 17 Apr 19, 10:05pm -
  • 27 More Tips From a Master Gardener
    The master gardening program is a volunteer program that teaches and trains individuals the art and science of gardening. In exchange for this inexpensive training, they promise to offer service and share their gardening knowledge with others. Severa…
    - 17 days ago 2 Apr 19, 10:14am -
  • 10 Ways to Use Wild Violets for Food and Medicine
    Though pretty, many people look at wild violets as a scourge that kills the lawn. They are further frustrated by the fact that they are tough to control and have been referred to as the wild violet weed. But I have good news. Instead of looking at vi…
    - 18 days ago 1 Apr 19, 1:20pm -
  • The Prepper Family’s Summer Bucket List

    - 23 days ago 27 Mar 19, 3:00pm -
  • 7 Things To Do Right Now To Get Ready For a Fabulous Summer Garden
    Hold on to your hat! Spring and its warmer cousin, summer, are just around the corner. Yes, even if you’re looking out the window at piles of crystalline, white snow — believe! One day soon, the days will lengthen and your summer garden will beco…
    - 25 days ago 25 Mar 19, 1:12pm -

Survival Blog

  • newPreparedness Notes for Friday — April 19, 2019
    April 19th marks a multiple anniversary. April 19th was the original Patriot Day in honor of the battles of Lexington and Concord, known as “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World”. This first battle, leading to our nation’s independence, was the th…
    - 9 hours ago 19 Apr 19, 7:05am -
  • newThe Handloader Never Wants For Ammo, Part 3, by Wingfootjr
    (Continued from Part 2. This part concludes the series.) After a couple years of this I decided the pocket reaming operation was too labor intensive and taking too much time, so I decided to throw some money at it. After evaluating tools, I decided o…
    - 10 hours ago 19 Apr 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…
    - 10 hours ago 19 Apr 19, 7:02am -
  • newThe Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    “Hark! I hear the tramp of thousands, And of armèd men the hum; Lo, a nation’s hosts have gathered Round the quick alarming drum Saying, Come, Freemen, Come! Ere your heritage be wasted, Said the quick alarming drum.” – Bret HarteThe post…
    - 10 hours ago 19 Apr 19, 7:01am -
  • Preparedness Notes for Thursday — April 18, 2019
    April 18th is the birthday of Washington Representative Matt Shea. (Born 1974). On April 18th, 1906, the San Francisco earthquake struck northern California, killing hundreds of people as it toppled numerous buildings and started fires that engulfed…
    - 1 day ago 18 Apr 19, 7:04am -

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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