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Survival Podcast

  • newEpisode-2406- Expert Council Show for 3-22-19
    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 →
    - 15 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 8:55pm -
  • newAnova Sous Vide Precision Cooker – 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 Anova Sous … Continue reading →
    - 21 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 3:32pm -
  • Episode-97- TSP Rewind – Prepping from Starting Out to Advanced Tactics
    Today is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes. Today’s episode was originally Episode-626- Prepping from Starting Out to Advanced Tactics and was originally published on March 17, 2011.  A lot has chan…
    - 2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 6:28pm -
  • Omeals Now Offers MSB Members 20% Off Everything
    About a month ago a representative from approached me about working something out for the MSB.  They offer a civilian version of the dreaded military MRE (meals ready to eat).  They promised me that what they had to offer … Continu…
    - 2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 4:56pm -
  • Dr. Earth Premium Gold Organic Fertilizer – 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 Dr. Earth … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 2:15pm -

Modern Survival Blog

  • newPros – Cons of Freeze-Dried, Dehydrated, Canned, Grains, Legumes
    A pros and cons list of the various methods and types of food for deep pantry storage that you may consider in your overall diversified preparedness plan.   Freeze-Dried Food Pros Long shelf life. Very lightweight. Very low moisture. Reconstitutes q…
    - 1 hour ago 23 Mar 19, 11:00am -
  • newHow to Properly Remove Exam Gloves and Tyvek Suit
    How to remove sterile gloves without contaminating yourself. The deadly Ebola virus rears its ugly head. Or a pandemic rages. Maybe you’re using exam gloves for ordinary precautionary reasons. A question is, how do you properly remove protective ge…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 7:00pm -
  • How to Avoid Catching the Flu or Germs on an Airplane
    Germs on an Airplane Unless you want to wear a bio-hazard suit, here is a list of what you can do to avoid catching the Flu or Germs on an airplane. Every time you take your seat on an airplane flight, you’re traveling with some hidden compani…
    - 1 day ago 22 Mar 19, 11:00am -
  • Most Dangerous Hour – Pedestrian to be Fatally Hit by a Car
    If you are considering a walk while out near the street or traffic, you might want to avoid the most dangerous times of the day when a pedestrian is most likely to be fatally hit by a car…   Analysis shows that a pedestrian’s most dangerous time…
    - 2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 10:50pm -
  • ‘Kill A Watt Meter’ — How to Measure Power Consumption (kWh)
    The ‘Kill A Watt’ meter measures kilowatts and kilowatt hours. Read on… It is necessary to know or measure the power consumption of your devices and appliances before an alternative energy system is put in place. You need to understand the ener…
    - 2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 6:04pm -

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…
    - 29 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…
    - 32 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…
    - 87 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…
    - 87 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…
    - 98 days ago 15 Dec 18, 3:56pm -

Backdoor Survival

  • newThe Best Foraging Books Worth Reading
    Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2019. Foraging has been growing more popular over the last few years, so there have been plenty of foraging books published. … Read More
    - 23 hours ago 22 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • Cooking Oils and Fats For Preppers
    This article is about putting back oils and fats for cooking and survival. While I am trying to pick out good choices, I have to say that there is a … Read More
    - 2 days ago 21 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • Blacksmithing and your SHTF Career
    Have you ever thought about your own personal currency in a collapse situation? While the keeping and managing of many things or the growing and storing of foods adds value … Read More
    - 3 days ago 20 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • Gluten Free Bread On A Budget The Fast and Easy Way + Tips For Beginning Gluten-Free Bakers!
    For those of us that have either had to give up wheat products by choice or by necessity, it can be hard to find tasty bread. When we buy gluten-free … Read More
    - 4 days ago 19 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • How To Can Sauerkraut
    Sauerkraut is a fermented food made using cabbage. The fermentation process can take upwards of six weeks and is achieved by slicing the cabbage into strips and submerging in a … Read More
    - 5 days ago 18 Mar 19, 1:00pm -

The Survival Mom

  • Planning an Edible Landscape
      Make the most out of your yard by creating an edible landscape. Every March, I am consumed with spring fever and can barely wait to get outdoors and turn my winter laden yard into a fairy tale garden. This year, I decided to start the long but pro…
    - 1 day ago 22 Mar 19, 10:55am -
  • A Brief Guide To Edible Weeds
    That quality which makes a plant a weed is in the eye of the beholder. Where one person might see only an overgrown flower bed, another might see the makings of a decent salad. Frank down the street is probably tearing his hair out trying to get all…
    - 3 days ago 20 Mar 19, 1:15pm -
  • Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: Garden Centers
    You could do a whole lot worse on the verge of the apocalypse than doing some last minute shopping at a local garden store. Whether it’s a mom and pop garden center or one at a Home Depot or Lowe’s, you’ll find a pretty impressive array of prod…
    - 5 days ago 18 Mar 19, 9:15am -
  • The Future of Emergency Response: 5G Ultra Wideband
    Thank you to Verizon Wireless for sponsoring this post. In a time of crisis, communication and the flow of accurate information become more important than ever. Unfortunately, our communication system is also vulnerable to the very forces that create…
    - 9 days ago 14 Mar 19, 9:38pm -
  • Gear Up for Gardening Season
    Over the years, I have to admit, we have spent more money on gardening than we have ever reaped in an actual harvest. We don’t try to be spendy, trust me, but starting a garden from the dirt up can get expensive and buying high-quality garden gear…
    - 9 days ago 14 Mar 19, 5:07pm -

Survival Blog

  • newPreparedness Notes for Saturday — March 23, 2019
    This is the birthday of acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. He directed 30 films. His samurai films (many starring Toshiro Mifune) such as Yojimbo, Sanjuro, The Hidden Fortress, Rashomon, The Seven Samurai, Kagemusha, and Ran are considered…
    - 5 hours ago 23 Mar 19, 7:05am -
  • newEditors’ Prepping Progress
    To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. Steadily, we work on meeting our prepping goals. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities. They also often…
    - 5 hours ago 23 Mar 19, 7:04am -
  • newScavenging and the Law, by JRRT
    There’s a lot to criticize about survival-themed movies, to the point where the only value most of them have is just to get all of us thinking about “what if,â€� and to entertain us in the process. But the trope that bothers me more…
    - 5 hours ago 23 Mar 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 “JWRâ€�.  Today, we focus on California’s 1…
    - 5 hours ago 23 Mar 19, 7:02am -
  • newThe Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.  For there are certai…
    - 5 hours ago 23 Mar 19, 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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