Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-06-25

Wolfe’s Blog

Learning to do things yourself.

Wood Stoves (Part 2)
June 24, 2016, 12:06 pm

From The Archives: 2013 You ever notice that if you lite a candle in a cold room that candle isn’t enough to heat up the entire room? I know that sounds kinda obvious, but it is something to remember when buying a wood stove. A single small wood stove with only a 40,000 BTU EPA […]

Backpack Me

Piggy-back ride with A&Z

A bittersweet #Brexit celebration
June 24, 2016, 10:20 am

A Bittersweet Brexit Celebration
As an EU and non-EU couple, the UK referendum was a huge source of stress for us. The UK government, in exchange for a remain vote had negotiated a watering down of family rights across the entire European Union. Now that the UK has voted to leave, those rules will … more » Truth-O-Meter rulings from National

The latest statements has reviewed

Hillary Clinton: Says Mark Zandi, who wrote a report criticizing Donald Trump’s economic proposals, is "one of Sen. John McCain's former economic advisers."

June 24, 2016, 10:02 am

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Clinton, Trump both say Moody’s economist is on the other team

When respected financial analysis group Moody’s published a blistering report critiquing Donald Trump’s economic proposals, Hillary Clinton jumped on it. "One of (Republican Sen.) John McCain’s former economic advisers actually calculated what would happen to our country if Trump gets his way. He described the results of a Trump recession. We would lose 3.5 million jobs. Incomes would stagnate. Debt would explode. And stock prices would plummet. And you know who would be hit the hardest? The people who had the hardest time getting back on their feet after the 2008 crisis," she said in a …

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Ready Nutrition

How to Harvest Clean Drinking Water From a Tree
June 24, 2016, 1:46 am

While everyone knows that you can tap maple trees for their syrup, birch and walnut trees can also be tapped.

Joshua Krause was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is a writer and researcher focused on principles of self-sufficiency and liberty at Ready Nutrition. You can follow Joshua’s work at our Facebook page or on his personal Twitter.

Joshua’s website is Strange Danger

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published June 24th, 2016

Family Survival Planning Blog – Get the latest tips and survival planning ideas.

Family Survival Planning: Consider the 'what if's' in planning for your family to survive in a crisis. Get tips on budgeting, tips on saving money, types of survival foods.

Is Self Defense Important to You?
June 23, 2016, 5:20 pm

Self defense outside and inside of the home are both controversial subjects that are in the news frequently. This article will focus on certain aspects of these subjects.

Friendly Atheist


Hecklers Who Disrupted Pastor Joel Osteen?s Sermon Cleared of All Wrongdoing in Court
June 23, 2016, 2:00 pm

Yesterday, a jury found that four of the men who heckled Pastor Joel Osteen during a church service last year — all because God told them to do it — had every right to disrupt the service.


Urban Survival Site

How to Survive in the City When Disaster Strikes

After the Collapse: 10 Urban Survival Strategies
June 23, 2016, 11:00 am

Today I want to share a couple of awesome videos by Canadian Prepper. These videos are from his After The Collapse series, which is worth watching not only for the things you’ll learn but also because it’s very entertaining. The latest videos are about urban survival, and he talks about: The Public to Private Property […]

Gear Review: GunVault MiniVault biometric safe GVB 1000
June 23, 2016, 9:49 am

The GunVault company has a line of electronically accessed safes for personal use. This trial focuses on the MiniVault biometric model called GVB 1000.

Prepper Dome


6 Ways To Clean Yourself When There?s No Water
June 23, 2016, 8:57 am

If you ask survivors of war or tragedy, one of the things that they will tell you they missed the most was being clean. I once read an article written […]

Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site

Travel Better, Cheaper, Longer

How to Make Kick-Ass Travel Videos
June 23, 2016, 7:00 am

Introducing our new Travel Video Course, taught by experts Nadine (Hey Nadine) and Kristen (Hopscotch the Globe)! They have over 46,000,000 YouTube views, have worked with big brands, tourism boards, and production companies. In this course, you?ll learn how to make amazing travel videos and earn money from them!

The post How to Make Kick-Ass Travel Videos appeared first on Nomadic Matt's Travel Site.

Financial News, Longwave Economics, and Replaying 1929

Running the Shorts: BREXIT as ?Hype du jour?
June 23, 2016, 5:47 am

I believe I mentioned that any time George Soros starts talking down the market and predicting crash-like declines, I take it as a near sure sign that my long position is about to pay off. As mentioned to Peoplenomics subscribers in a Wednesday analysis, the NY Times has a very good, but short, piece on the reality of BREXIT and the realities are that a) today?s vote in a non-binding referendum and b) an actual pull-out from the EU?s clutches is spelled out in Article 50 of their confabulation and … Continue reading

The post Running the Shorts: BREXIT as “Hype du jour” appeared first on UrbanSurvival.

Economy In Crisis

Your Economic Report - Daily

Balanced Trade is Best for Family Farmers and Ranchers, NFU Testimony States
June 23, 2016, 4:03 am

The nearly 200,000 family farmer and rancher-led National Farmers Union (NFU) continued to advocate for fair and balanced trade in official testimony submitted for the record to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade. Today, the subcommittee held a hearing to discuss expanding U.S. agriculture trade and eliminating barriers to U.S. exports. ?Trade is

Survival Sullivan

The most comprehensive prepping website on the Internet

Doomsday Prepping: What You Need to Know
June 23, 2016, 3:37 am

We?ve all seen episodes of Doomsday Preppers, the reality TV show, which showcases very extreme cases of individuals or families that are preparing for a major threat to our world as we know it. These families and at least three million more across the country are preparing to either bug in or in many cases …

The post Doomsday Prepping: What You Need to Know appeared first on Survival Sullivan.

The Real Dirt on Farming Blog

A Day in the Life of?Valleykirk Farms
June 23, 2016, 3:28 am

A Day in the Life captures a morning, afternoon, or entire day of a Canadian farm. This entry highlights the Kirkconnell/Denard family’s day for June 21, 2016. Have a question about a particular farming type or practice? Leave a comment below and we’ll be sure to reach out and connect you! My name is Courtney […]

Red Beacon Media

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Relevant Information with Future Danger!
June 23, 2016, 12:01 am

Relevant Information with Future Danger DJ Cooper “Surviving Dystopia” On this weeks episode of Surviving Dystopia – Join Author DJ Cooper as she welcomes Future Dan of the preparedness-oriented website A website dedicated to bringing the preparedness community up to date and relevant information. A great resource for new and seasoned preppers the website is … Continue reading Relevant Information with Future Danger!

The post Relevant Information with Future Danger! appeared first on Prepper Broadcasting |Network.

My Adventures in selfreliance

My ramblings on prepping/survival on the cheap

Added marigolds and lettuce greens
June 22, 2016, 9:58 pm

The leaf lettuce is not doing great so I got some of the last lettuce plants at the home improvement and planted them in a large 18 gallon plastic “party bucket” that I have under a bit of shade on the cool side of the house. The plants were very root bound. In fact I […]

Bearing Arms

Saving Liberty and Lives

Will A Medieval War Hammer Defeat Modern Body Armor?
June 22, 2016, 4:12 pm

I did not see this coming

Common Sense Homesteading

Using sound judgment to be more self-reliant.

Herbs or Essential Oils ? Which is Better?
June 22, 2016, 3:03 pm

This is a guest post by Amber Bradshaw of The Coastal Homestead discussing two of the hottest trends in alternative medicine – herbs and essential oils. Herbs or Essential Oils – Which is Better? The use of herbs and herbal oils have both been documented for thousands of years, from hieroglyphics to teachings in the […]

The post Herbs or Essential Oils – Which is Better? appeared first on Common Sense Homesteading.


Breaking File-sharing, Copyright and Privacy News

Dallas Buyers Club Face Court Sanctions Over Piracy ?Extortion? Tactics
June 22, 2016, 1:42 pm

The makers of the Oscar-winning movie Dallas Buyers Club are facing monetary sanctions for the dubious tactics used in their ongoing crackdown on BitTorrent pirates. In California, a local resident is arguing that the filmmakers lack any evidence other than an IP-address, while requesting a monetary penalty of $36,000 for their “extortion” tactics.

Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Urban Survival Site

How to Survive in the City When Disaster Strikes

3 Survival Skills You Will Need If Society Collapses
June 22, 2016, 11:00 am

Obviously the more survival skills you have, the better. But there are three in particular that will especially useful if society collapses. In a total societal collapse, you would find yourself right back in the 19th century. And if it gets that bad, then even the best preppers will eventually need something from someone else. […]


Surviving The World As We Know It

?Living Fences?: The Way Smart Homesteaders Get Extra Food, Fodder & Fuel
June 22, 2016, 7:35 am

Image source: By Jessica W – Off The Grid News A quick drive through the countryside provides a glimpse at perfect fields, some still outlined with old growth trees. While the sight is common, more and more of these fence rows are being uprooted for modern fencing and big agricultural endeavors. Living fences, made […]

The Prepper Dome

Prepper's Shelter

Pressure Canning: 7 Survival Meals In A Jar
June 22, 2016, 6:29 am

OK, I?m a huge fan of fast food. By that, I don?t mean the golden arches; I?m talking about something that I can

Examining Extraordinary Claims and Promoting Science

eSkeptic for June 22, 2016
June 22, 2016, 12:00 am

Could it be that shoes are the world’s most dangerous invention and the cause of health problems ranging from autoimmune diseases to premature aging? In this week’s eSkeptic, Harriet Hall, M.D. examines the claims of “grounding” or “earthing” — the idea that shoes are the most destructive invention ever and that maintaining health requires direct contact with the earth.

Greg Hunter?s USAWatchdog

Connecting the Dots to Give You A Clear Picture of What?s Really Going On

Massive Defaults & Dramatic Increase in Gold-Nick Barisheff
June 21, 2016, 9:03 pm

By Greg Hunter?s Gold expert Nick Barisheff wrote a book titled ?$10,000 Gold? in 2013. According to Barisheff, that number is even more possible today.  Barisheff contends, ?It?s hard to believe when I wrote the book three years ago, and I talked about the issues that would lead to $10,000 gold are still there […]


Bitcoin news, mining, rates and exchanges

Circle Execs: The DAO Proves Blockchains Require Trust
June 21, 2016, 7:09 pm

Circle founders Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville weigh in on The DAO, the decentralized autonomous organization that was exploited this week.


Communications for Preppers, Patriots, Redoubters and Partisans

Volume 39 T-REX 2016 AAR (Aggregate After Action Review)
June 21, 2016, 4:37 pm

Visit Partisan Radio PODBEAN to DOWNLOAD this and previous shows! Resource Links T-REX 2016 After Action Survey AmRRON Corps Membership Information Digital Communications- fldigi-tutorial Communications …

Exposing Modern Mugwumps

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MSNBC: Attorney General Loretta Lynch Stumped About Orlando Terrorists Motive?
June 21, 2016, 2:09 pm

Originally posted on The Last Refuge:
According to MSNBC U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch can’t seem to figure out the motive of the Orlando terrorist, Omar Mateen. Puzzled they are, stumped even. They just can’t quite figure it out. (link)…

Survival And Prosperity

Protecting and Growing Self and Wealth in These Uncertain Times

Signs Of The Time, Part 107
June 21, 2016, 11:00 am

Personally, I believe that whoever wins the White House in November will be inheriting a ?poisoned chalice? when it comes to the economy. I strongly suspect the United States will enter into recession (if it?s not already in one) shortly. And I fear the next (final?) stage of a U.S. financial crash I first started […]

Six Dollar Family

From Six Dollars to Six Figures

Ways to Use Empty Milk Jugs: DIY Upcycled Milk Jug Bird Feeder
June 21, 2016, 7:00 am

Have I mentioned that I love upcycled projects? There’s just something special about turning an item bound for the trash into something that is not only usable for another purpose, but money saving as well. There are so may upcycled projects out there that it just doesn’t make any sense (to me anyhow) to not […]

Living A Better Life With My Family And Getting Prepared Too!

The Most Effective Mosquito and Insect Repellent for Camping (video)
June 21, 2016, 6:26 am

Here’s a cost-conscious (read:free) and apparently effective way to keep bugs at bay while camping this summer… just follow the cows, lol…

The Burning Platform

LLPOH?s Randomest Thoughts Ever
June 21, 2016, 5:28 am

1. I came home the other day and my wife my me at the front door. She had dressed our 150 pound boerboel in a tee shirt. On the front it said “Security”. Funniest thing I have seen in years. Not so sure a random stranger would have found it so hilarious. But then, that … Continue reading “LLPOH’s Randomest Thoughts Ever”


Discussions with a Liberal: We Need Solutions That Work
June 21, 2016, 5:12 am

It’s time to talk people. It’s time for a national conversation on a plethora of issues. What we need are solutions that work.

A.H. Trimble ? Emergency preparedness information for disasters and grid-down

Serious emergency, disaster and grid-down preparedness and prepper information.

Something to think about?
June 21, 2016, 5:00 am

So, when are they lying and when are they telling the truth? If they lie some of the time…how do you know they aren’t lying all of the time? And my parents used to say, “How can you trust a liar?” Well……..

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Xbox One deals: All the best UK deals for bundles, consoles and games
June 21, 2016, 3:29 am

Gamers looking to invest in a new Xbox One can save big with these tips and top bundle deals, including FIFA 16 and Forza 6

The Daily Web Log for Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times.

Notes for Tuesday ? June 21, 2016
June 20, 2016, 11:18 pm

June 21st is the birthday of Rex Applegate (June 21, 1914 – July 14, 1998), author of Kill or Be Killed. He was the friend and mentor of SurvivalBlog’s Senior Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio. o o o The recent frantic increase in gun sales in the United States is ? Continue reading

Personal Liberty®

Conservative News and Political Commentary For Your Personal and Financial Freedom

Brexit: Global trigger event, fake out or something else?
June 20, 2016, 10:01 pm

Those people who do not avidly track global economic events may be a bit confused by the growing tensions surrounding the UK referendum to exit the European Union, otherwise known as the ?Brexit.? Unfortunately, the potential fallout surrounding the event could very well effect the entire world…

HomeSteading Freedom

Rekindle Your Roots and Self-Sufficient Skills

Protect Plants With A Homemade Garden Enclosure
June 20, 2016, 9:13 pm

If you are a gardener and a DIY then this homemade garden enclosure will help you protect your garden plants from critters that like to eat new plant growth. You…

The Sovereign Investor

The Sovereign Investor

The Long View to Swiss Prosperity
June 20, 2016, 12:30 pm

A Swiss passport is among the most prized and hardest to obtain. But respect for Swiss sovereignty didn?t happen overnight ? there are plenty of lessons to be learned here. is the Leading edge of Knife Discussion.  If you can't find knife information here, it isn't anywhere

MULTI-KNIFE sale / Boker Kwaiken, Dozier, Hinderer
June 20, 2016, 11:21 am

I am clearing out some knives to make way for some customs.

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The latest ETF headlines and news you need for informed trading

Time To Dump Gold and Buy Platinum?
June 20, 2016, 11:12 am


More Than Just Surviving

A Survival and Preparedness Blog

Restarting a Stockpile: Why I?m Starting with Household Supplies
June 20, 2016, 10:30 am

Restarting a Stockpile: Why I’m Starting with Household Supplies

For those of you new to the scene, a little catch-up: Thomas and I moved to the U.K. from Canada a little under a month ago. This cross-continental move put us in a bit of an odd position from a prepping point of view. Quite obviously – it left us in the weird position of… Read More

This is just the start of the post Restarting a Stockpile: Why I’m Starting with Household Supplies. Continue reading and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!

Restarting a Stockpile: Why I’m Starting with Household Supplies, written by Elise Xavier, was created exclusively for readers of the survival blog More Than Just Surviving.

The Burning Platform

Question of the Day, Jun 20
June 20, 2016, 10:27 am

Was thinking about this given the interesting decision made by the current administration regarding releasing the Orlando transcripts. Who do the terrorists want to be our next President and why?

FLI ? Future of Life Institute

Technology is giving life the opportunity to flourish like never before... or to self-destruct.

Digital Analogues (Part 2): Would corporate personhood be a good model for ?AI personhood??
June 20, 2016, 9:05 am

This post is part of the Digital Analogues series, which examines the various types of persons or entities to which legal systems might analogize artificial intelligence (AI) systems. This post is the first of two that examines corporate personhood as a potential model for “AI personhood.”  Future posts will examine how AI could also be analogized […]

The post Digital Analogues (Part 2): Would corporate personhood be a good model for “AI personhood”? appeared first on FLI – Future of Life Institute.

Survival Based Blog

Survival Based Blog

Prepping Like a Pirate Part 3: Protecting Your Survival Cache
June 20, 2016, 6:25 am


The last major part of creating a useful survival stash is keeping your cache protected. Since you?re meant to bury your survival cache and leave it by itself for a rainy day, there?s no active defense against it being found or damaged, so after you?re sure it?s buried somewhere secure, you have to take steps to keep it safe and sound until you need it.

*Prepping Like a Pirate is a 3-part series on creating and hiding your own survival cache. Each part will cover a specific topic about survival caches to get you started with building your own cache.

Protecting Your Survival Cache

Now that you have the contents laid out and have a great place to hide your stash, how do you keep the contents of your cache and the cache itself safe? It?s best to start with how your cache is stored. Even if it can be perfectly hidden from people, it?ll be just as useless as a stolen cache if your container leaks and the contents inside break down.


Waterproofing ? If you want the contents of your cache to stay safe, focus on waterproofing as much as possible. Every item in your cache should be in its own sealed plastic bag to make sure a failure in one bag doesn?t affect other items. These then should be stored in some form or watertight container.

Anything that?s made of metal should be heavily oiled or greased and packed away fully disassembled, including guns. Pack items that must remain dry with desiccant packets as well to absorb any remaining moisture.

Safety from Discovery ? Once you have your cache waterproofed and sealed up, you need to make sure nobody discovers it. While this is mostly done by choosing a great hiding spot, you need to give it good offensive measures, too.

You have to try to think of all the ways someone might come across your cache and be proactive in stopping them from finding it. For example, how do you keep someone with a metal detector from finding your cache? This may not even be someone trying to loot your cache, but just a kid having fun looking for coins that finds something they weren?t expecting.


Avoiding Metal Detectors ? This is a fairly common means of discovery, and thankfully it?s easy to avoid. Bury your cache at least four feet deep, then find a piece of metal like a license plate and bury it above your cache about two feet from the surface. This way, anyone that hits on that spot will dig down two feet and find the junk metal, put the dirt back, and move on to the next spot.

OpSec ? As with any other part of prepping, you want to practice operational security as much as possible when hiding your cache. What you don?t want is for someone to see you walking into the woods with a large sealed tube and a shovel and leaving with only the shovel.

It?s best to hide your cache at night if you?re heading into the woods or an urban building, making sure to keep your light dim and down as much as possible to avoid attention. If you?re hiding a cache in your backyard, it gets a little trickier. Neighbors love to snoop, and as such, they?d probably notice you digging a hole at 2 a.m.

Try finding another reason to dig the hole to cover your tracks, like planting a new bush or flower bed. Nobody should notice you digging the hole extra deep or a little wider than normal. Leave the hole till dark, carry your cache out, and you?re all set.

Everything Else

As for the specifics of how to build your survival cache, that?s a topic deserving of its own article. There are a variety of specific options for choosing just the right gun, knife, food, water, and especially the container for your cache; that?s just too much to cover here.

Hopefully you now have the basics of what a survival cache is and how to get started with your own. You could definitely start your own cache with this information and be far better off.

A great point to end on is that water is your enemy. Somehow, some way, you?ll always have some moisture to deal with in your cache, but the goal is to minimize it as much as possible. By packing your cache correctly and using a non-metal, waterproof container to store it in, your own version of pirate treasure will be waiting for you when you need it the most.

Homestead Notes

Creating a lifestyle of self-sufficiency, sustenance, and survival

Alternative modes of transportation
June 20, 2016, 6:13 am

You may want to look into alternative transportation vehicles. There are some out on the market now but their development is still lacking. RSS Feed

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Write for us
June 20, 2016, 5:34 am

We need articles! If you have something to say and skills and or product reviews to share then please write those up into an article of 500 words or more and send those to me for publication here on – you could win some cool prizes that will increase your preps.For details click here.

SHTF Blog – a TEOTWAWKI Survival Blog

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Building a Post-Apocalyptic Survival ATV
June 20, 2016, 5:19 am

Fresh off watching Mad Max Fury Road for the second time, I am almost ready to drop some cash on airfare and tickets to attend the increasingly popular Wasteland Weekend.  For someone like me, a publisher of post-apocalyptic fiction and survival nonfiction, it?s like a dream event right up there with attending the annual SHOT […]

Primal Survivor

Stay Aware, Stay Prepared, Stay Vigilant

Survival Expert Shows How to Eat Grasshoppers in the Wild
June 20, 2016, 3:00 am

Insects like grasshoppers are a great survival food that is packed with protein, fat, and other crucial nutrients.   We could survive off of eating grasshoppers alone!  However, the videos we see of people eating grasshoppers or bugs are usually really hyped up.  Think reality TV like Ultimate Challenge where squismish people have to eat live […]

Prepper’s Will

We have the will to outlast everything!

Ten ways to go sustainable
June 20, 2016, 2:41 am

In these uncertain times there is an increasing trend in going sustainable and more people are looking into how to make this trend a reality for their family. Most of the preppers and homesteaders that wish to become sustainable have seen through three generations of life in America how our way of life dramatically changed. … Read more…

The post Ten ways to go sustainable was written by Bob Rodgers and appeared first on Prepper's Will.

Ready Nutrition

A Nifty Tip for Keeping Your House Cool When the Grid Goes Down
June 20, 2016, 12:53 am

In an emergency the Eco-Cooler can reduce the temperature inside your home by about 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Joshua Krause was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is a writer and researcher focused on principles of self-sufficiency and liberty at Ready Nutrition. You can follow Joshua’s work at our Facebook page or on his personal Twitter.

Joshua’s website is Strange Danger

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published June 20th, 2016

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