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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…
    - 65 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…
    - 71 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…
    - 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…
    - 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

  • Episode-2509- Expert Council Q&A for 9-6-19
    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 thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line. Today on The … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago 13 Sep 19, 8:06pm -
  • Cholula Hot Sauce – 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 Cholula Hot Sauce.  … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago 13 Sep 19, 1:17pm -
  • Episode-2508- Listener Calls for 9-12-19
    Today on The Survival Podcast, I take your calls on fasting, diet, cryptocurrency, silver and gold, rain catchment, composting and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best … Continue readi…
    - 3 days ago 12 Sep 19, 7:49pm -
  • Frontier Whole Chamomile Flower Tea – 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 Frontier Whole … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago 12 Sep 19, 2:20pm -
  • Episode-2507- Vin Armani on CoinText, Bitcoin Cash and Simple Ledge Protocol
    Vin Armani is a philosopher, serial tech entrepreneur, and CryptoSavage. He is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of CoinText.io, an SMS-based cryptocurrency wallet available in over 40 countries. In addition to being a software developer, auth…
    - 4 days ago 11 Sep 19, 8:43pm -

Modern Survival Blog

  • newHow To Tell How Full (or Empty) Your Propane Tank Really Is
    The best accurate way to know how full or empty your propane tank REALLY is, by weighing it, then subtract its Tare Weight (TW). Or use a calibrated gauge.Original source: How To Tell How Full (or Empty) Your Propane Tank Really Is
    - 13 hours ago 15 Sep 19, 3:24pm -
  • Battery Corrosion | Why They Leak And How To Prevent It
    The White Fluff of Battery Corrosion. What is that stuff?! Here's why it happens and what you can do about it. Plus, batteries that won't corrode...Original source: Battery Corrosion | Why They Leak And How To Prevent It
    - 3 days ago 13 Sep 19, 1:13pm -
  • Long Term Drinking Water Storage | How-To Recommendations
    How To Treat And Store Drinking Water For Long Term Storage. The keys to success include initial treatment, storage containers, and storage environment.Original source: Long Term Drinking Water Storage | How-To Recommendations
    - 4 days ago 12 Sep 19, 2:44pm -
  • Best Shortwave Radio For Travel | Portable | Handheld | Hobby Listening
    The following 4 portable shortwave radios are likely the most popular and well regarded today. 2 Tecsun models, 1 Sangean, and the famous Sony SW7600GR.Original source: Best Shortwave Radio For Travel | Portable | Handheld | Hobby Listening
    - 4 days ago 11 Sep 19, 5:24pm -
  • NESCO Food Dehydrator, FD-75A Snackmaster Pro | 1st Choice For Entry
    3 reasons why this particular model is a great 1st choice food dehydrator for most typical home consumers are price, stackable trays, and patented air flow design.Original source: NESCO Food Dehydrator, FD-75A Snackmaster Pro | 1st Choice For Entry
    - 5 days ago 10 Sep 19, 5:34pm -

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

  • newThe Best Backpacks To Use For a Bug Out Bag
    If (or when) disaster strikes, you can’t always count on your home or shelter being a permanent place to stay. Prepping a bug-out bag is a critical survivalist investment. We can look at the very recent and devastating effects of … Continued
    - 21 hours ago 15 Sep 19, 7:00am -
  • Exploring Civilian Body Armor Options For Prepping, Survival, and Beyond
    With all the recent violence, there is a lot of interest in civilian body armor. This is not something that you can just stroll down to the store and purchase. In fact, there is often a significant wait time to … Continued
    - 3 days ago 13 Sep 19, 2:55pm -
  • The 8 Best Survival Belts of 2019
    Maximizing every piece of equipment you carry is the best way to keep the poundage down without sacrificing functionality. Additionally, when you are carrying extra gear, you want to spread the weight around and do it in a way that’s … Continued
    - 4 days ago 12 Sep 19, 8:32am -
  • Natural Solutions For Stink Bugs and Lady Bugs
    Stinky bugs can be a nuisance indoors and can do a lot of damage in your garden. They can really cause a stink (pun intended). But you don’t have to live with it. There are natural ways you can use … Continued
    - 5 days ago 11 Sep 19, 1:56pm -
  • Easy Camping Meals For Fun and Survival
    There are so many great meals that you can make while camping while not using a lot of different pots and pans or complicated ingredients. Before we get into specific meals, let’s go over a few campfire meal basics that … Continued
    - 7 days ago 9 Sep 19, 2:23pm -

The Survival Mom

  • What can a Billy Joel concert teach us about situational awareness?
    My husband (Jim) surprised me with tickets to the Billy Joel concert in North Carolina last fall. Not only was I looking forward to the concert, but this also allowed me the perfect opportunity to put my situational awareness skills to the test. Situ…
    - 44 days ago 3 Aug 19, 2:31am -
  • Basic Facts About Freeze-Dried Food – Video lesson
    Freeze-dried food is one of the handiest types of food to have in your pantry. Not only can it be used in everyday cooking, but because it contains no moisture, it can last for years and years when stored in a cool, dry location. In this video lesson…
    - 45 days ago 2 Aug 19, 1:50am -
  • The Beginner’s Quick-Start Guide to Homeschooling
    I homeschooled my kids from kindergarten through high school, and this fall my daughter, our first born, heads off to college. I guess you could say I have a bit of experience when it comes to homeschooling kids. However, I do remember what it was li…
    - 46 days ago 1 Aug 19, 2:20pm -
  • Green 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…
    - 56 days 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…
    - 60 days ago 18 Jul 19, 7:00am -

Survival Blog

  • newPreparedness Notes for Sunday — September 15, 2019
    On this day in 1944, the U.S. 1st Marine Division landed on the island of Peleliu, one of the Palau Islands in the Pacific, as part of a larger operation to provide support for Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who was preparing to invade the Philippines. With…
    - 21 hours ago 15 Sep 19, 7:04am -
  • newThe Pharmacy Around Us – Part 3, by Jen R.
    (Continued from Part 2. This concludes the three part series.) LOMATIUM Why you want it:  Lomatium is the go-to antiviral for influenza.  It’s much cheaper than Tamiflu, you don’t need a prescription, and it doesn’t have to be started within…
    - 21 hours ago 15 Sep 19, 7:03am -
  • 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 “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize…
    - 21 hours ago 15 Sep 19, 7:02am -
  • newThe Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accus…
    - 21 hours ago 15 Sep 19, 7:01am -
  • Preparedness Notes for Saturday — September 14, 2019
    This is the birthday of James Wilson, a lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence. (1742 – 1798) Today is also the birthday of actor Clayton Moore (1914–1999). His name is almost synonymous with Lone Ranger. — SurvivalBlog Writing Co…
    - 2 days ago 14 Sep 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 -

SHTF Plan

Steemit Preppers

  • A artistic shot of a Realsteel e571 knife.
    ![DSC_1221.JPG](https://steemitimages.com/DQmdqtm8KdpBcg7amycWgfG4yJUUseixGRa1RmKyjcERcuK/DSC_1221.JPG)
    - 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
    https://s9.postimg.org/finwscau7/IMG_0170.jpg## 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!!!![](https://steemitimages.com/DQmYm2Y6QDLRgwXSMg29UFwywvYSei3GQE6boAqWjzhe6wv/image.png)This 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?https://youtu.be/Lwvx950i4wI
    - 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](https://steemitimages.com/DQmbYysw1NB7We7PV4NPNjn8RRkidgSTN1Ey5Pzv1Pr1EDF/PicsArt_1361970938384.jpg) image:permies.com# 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](https://steemitimages.com/DQmWzQHkA1rq6mBMouSHCycXCy6K3bBNCMPavqr1ih8edWt/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](https://steemitimages.com/DQmUYdnNnTE1t9iVHkxFkbuwmvjjBz4GZT6DGEAreCe3Zrr/IMG_20170916_104552%20(1).jpg)In 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdqFwC-5UI4
    - 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](http://images.ultracart.com/aff/DBBC7805FD748F015F369443DD051500/index.html) - "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.https://steemitimages.com/DQme7Jf1TFbia65PQtoohdFws3azKDC8bnLP2rqhzmG7xh9/freedom-its-probably.jpgThis 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

    http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/cdc-nuclear-winter.jpgThis 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
    https://youtu.be/2GNt43duU-kWORLD WEATHER: FREEZING TEMPERATURES IN CHINA, POWERFUL WINDS IN U.K. AND FLOODS IN NEW ZEALAND MEAN U.S. IS NOT ALONE. http://www.newsweek.com/world-weather-freezing-china-wind-uk-floods-new-zealand-us-772378Extreme we…
    - 6 Jan 18, 6:20am -
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