Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-07-02

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The 10 Daily Habits of Frugal People
July 2, 2016, 8:43 am

There?s a big movement towards frugality afoot these days. It probably has something to do with our declining economy, record unemployment levels, and the increasing price of food, but only […]

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42 Flowers You Can Eat
July 1, 2016, 9:00 pm

42 Flowers You Can Eat So. As lovely as eating flowers can be, it can also be a little ? deadly! Not to scare you off or anything. Follow these tips for eating flowers safely: Eat flowers you know to be consumable ? if you are uncertain, consult a reference book on edible flowers and …

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What did you do to prep this week?
July 1, 2016, 5:40 pm

Before we get started with today’s segment I’d like to thank and give a shout-out to Victoria S, Tonya V, Jana M, Kelli M, Willard N, and Jana M for their generous contributions this week . Thank you. If you too would like to show your support for this site via a small contribution then you can do that here.Also please bookmark and use our affiliate link every time that you click through to shop at I’ll get a small commission that helps me keep this site running and free for everyone. Thank you.Okay, now what did I do to prep this week…

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Notes for Saturday ? July 02, 2016
July 1, 2016, 5:29 pm

On July 2nd, 1937 aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight at the equator.

Wolfe’s Blog

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Wolfe`s Self-Efficiency Index 2008
July 1, 2016, 3:25 pm

From The Archives: 2008 In these economic times, with the state of the stock market playing like a yo-yo, my thoughts have turned to how this will effect me. I’ve already done one post on ‘my cost of living’, but with the changes happening so fast in the markets, it no longer applies as it […] Truth-O-Meter rulings from National

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Donald Trump: "As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton laundered money to Bill Clinton through Laureate Education, while Bill Clinton was an honorary chairman of the group."


July 1, 2016, 9:30 am

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Did Hillary Clinton launder millions of dollars while she was secretary of state?

Donald Trump assailed Hillary Clinton’s credibility in a rapid response email following her speech on economics on June 21. Trump claimed that Clinton used her role as secretary of state as a vehicle to funnel government money to her husband. "As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton laundered money to Bill Clinton through Laureate Education, while Bill Clinton was an honorary chairman of the group," the email said. "Clinton's State Department provided $55.2 million in grants to Laureate Education from 2010-2012. Laureate thanked Bill for providing unbelievable access to the secretary of state by paying him off $16.5 million. This is …

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Financial News, Longwave Economics, and Replaying 1929

Broken Europe Gives Away Money!
July 1, 2016, 5:49 am

My buddy Don the Bond Trader (Don Bondo) called just after the close Thursday to point out that the European Rocketry Club ? better known as the EU ? is giving a reported $150-billion or so to Italy to keep them from going Tango Uniform. No, it?s not a surprise since the WSJ had reported that the ?European Commission Authorized Italian Government to Support Banks.? Around here, Zeus the Cat, as my familiar pointed out that the EU is no doubt trying to be warm and fuzzy in appearance in … Continue reading

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Handmade Leathercraft and Outdoor Accessories

The amateur Botanist?. Part 1
June 30, 2016, 11:35 pm

We all know that Bushcraft is a massive subject and can take a lifetime to learn but not all of us have the freedom to be able to spend day after day learning new skills and perfecting exisiting ones. I am continually bewildered by the array of useful Plants and Trees that exist but find… Read More The amateur Botanist…. Part 1

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It Took Born Again Christian Donald Trump 3 Days to Comment on the Supreme Court?s Abortion Ruling
June 30, 2016, 6:00 pm

It took Donald Trump, who was wooing evangelicals as recently as last week, three days to finally chime in on the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling. Not exactly what you’d expect from a born again Christian…


Touching base with the classic IMI Galil rifle (VIDEO)
June 30, 2016, 4:10 pm

Tim Harmsen with the Military Arms Channel brings the beard out to play with one of the most desired vintage 5.56mm rifles around– the Israeli Galil.

Ready Nutrition

FEMA Wargamed Global Food Crisis? The Results Weren?t Pretty.
June 30, 2016, 2:19 pm

It does not inspire much confidence in our government’s ability to deal with this apocalyptic scenario.

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 30th, 2016

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How Many Prepper/Survival Shows Do You Know?
June 30, 2016, 1:59 pm

How Many Prepper/Survival Shows Do You Know? Share this list of shows with your friends. Beer Sessions Radio. The Farm Report. What Doesn’t Kill You. Herbal Prepper Live “Encore” In The Rabbit Hole. Survival Podcast. Food Talk. The Preparedness Podcast. Music Hour. American Preppers Radio Highlights. In The Rabbit Hole. Food Talk. Preparing For Tomorrow … Continue reading How Many Prepper/Survival Shows Do You Know?

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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.

Shop Survival Supplies
June 30, 2016, 12:46 pm

Give survival supplies, freeze dried foods, dehydrated foods, water storage supplies as gifts – or add to your own supplies.

Six Dollar Family

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Emergency Preparation ? How to Build a Stockpile
June 30, 2016, 9:06 am

Those who coupon are generally very proud of the fact that they have built this masterpiece they call their “stockpile”.  They have a tendency to talk about how to save money on groceries and even go as far as showing off their stockpile as much as possible.  A lot of work goes into building these stockpiles […]

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FEMA Contractor: Unrest After 395% Food Price Spike Coming Soon
June 30, 2016, 5:56 am

Preparations by various cogs of the national security complex, including FEMA, indicate a coming worldwide food shortage ? and a resulting crisis marked

Economy In Crisis

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Here?s How Clinton?s Latest College Debt-Relief Plan Misses The Mark
June 30, 2016, 4:08 am

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has gotten some well-deserved rebukes for the limited college-debt relief plan she unveiled Tuesday in Denver for graduates who start new businesses. ?If Clinton wants to give away money to people who will eventually be wealthy, this proposal is a great idea,? writes Alexander Holt in Inside Higher Ed. Similarly,

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How to Make Homemade Diapers
June 30, 2016, 2:54 am

If you are prepping for your family and you have infants or toddlers still in diapers or think you might be adding to your family in the future, you are going to have to think of what your baby needs for survival. Prepping should include baby friendly foods, toys, clothing that will fit them as …

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Breaking File-sharing, Copyright and Privacy News

Landmark Piracy Trial Suspended Pending EU Ruling
June 30, 2016, 2:45 am

Following a year-long wait, a landmark piracy trial in Sweden has been suspended after just two hours. The case, which sees the prosecution of two men behind the country’s largest streaming site, is now on hold pending a decision from the European Court of Justice.

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

Bearing Arms

Saving Liberty and Lives

Wrong Home, Right Homeowner: This Home Intruder Really Lucked Out!
June 29, 2016, 6:29 pm

Shortly before 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Erwin D. Cardenas attempted to break into a residence in Colerain Township, OH by kicking in the front door. Little did Cardenas know who was on the other side of that door. The home 32-year-old Cardenas broke into belongs to a 82-year-old Korean War Army veteran who, according to his son, earned a shooting medal during […]

Urban Survival Site

How to Survive in the City When Disaster Strikes

7 Worst Rookie Prepper Mistakes
June 29, 2016, 3:00 pm

We all make mistakes, especially when it comes to prepping. Fear of doomsday has caused many people to make rash decisions they later regret. Believe me, I know. Fortunately, the Internet makes it easier to learn from other people so you can avoid making the same mistakes they did. To that end, SNO Multimedia made […]


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Why Ethereum Needs ‘Dumb’ Contracts
June 29, 2016, 10:50 am

Ethereum entrepreneur Daniel Cawrey discusses the recent demise of The DAO and how that impacts the future of smart contracts.


Surviving The World As We Know It

What Is The Government Preparing For?
June 29, 2016, 7:55 am

Originally posted on Survival World News:
By Michael Snyder ? The Economic Collapse Blog You may not be getting prepared for a major national disaster, but the government sure is.  I have been informed that in recent months numerous emergency food companies have been contacted by the government, and they have been told that their…

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Tips: Fuses
June 29, 2016, 7:00 am

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Make Your Own Survival Knife
June 29, 2016, 6:14 am

In a survival situation, a knife is a critical piece of gear to have. A good old-fashioned knife can do all sorts of things. It can help cut wood for a fire, fashion traps to catch food, fight off predators, make tools, drive in stakes, cut bandages for first aid and much more. Consequently, it is an essential part of an emergency kit and/or survival pack.

So what if something happens and you don?t have one on hand? Your best bet is to make one yourself.

The materials and tools you?ll need for your DIY survival knife are:

  • A hacksaw blade
  • Paracord
  • An electric grinder
  • A file
  • Scissors
  • A lighter
  • Hand, ear and eye protection

Start by gripping the hacksaw blade in your hand. This will give you an idea of where the grip will be. Make a mark where your index finger is and begin grinding away with the electric grinder. Cut into the blade about 1/4? and taper the handle back. Then sharpen the edges of the front of the blade down to a point.

For the handle, take an inch of the paracord and place it against the handle near the top. Hold this piece in place while wrapping the paracord around itself all the way to the bottom of the handle. Pull the last little bit of the cord through the last round, snip it, and then burn it.

Take an arm?s length of the paracord and use a strider weave running along the handle. See the video for detailed instructions.

Once this is complete, you can then sharpen the knife and it?s ready to go!

Common Sense Homesteading

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Low Sugar Strawberry Jam and Strawberry Banana Jam
June 29, 2016, 6:00 am

  Strawberry jam is often one of the first jam recipes that people make because it’s so easy. These low sugar strawberry jam recipes feature Pomona’s Pectin, but you can adjust to use whatever low sugar pectin you can find locally if you like.  I use Pomona’s Pectin for almost all my jam and jelly […]

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eSkeptic for June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016, 12:00 am

In this week’s eSkeptic, James “The Amazing” Randi ruminates on the reality of biological evolution.

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The big Brexit
June 28, 2016, 10:01 pm

The Brexit ballot doesn?t mean the people of the United Kingdom didn?t actually pull up stakes and close the door to jolly old England. Brexit isn?t even legally binding. By saying ?no? to continued EU membership, the Brits, Welsh and ? to a lesser extent ? Scots and Northern Irish have recorded what amounts to a ?no confidence? vote. Brexit doesn?t necessarily equate to ?exit.?

My Adventures in selfreliance

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Ugh, got very sick over the weekend
June 28, 2016, 9:50 pm

I don’t know if it was food poisoning or a very bad allergic reaction to some peppers in a TV dinner but I was very ill for about four days and I’m still recovering. It was all in my guts and very unpleasant so I won’t go into details, but I did learn a few […]

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Brexit is the Match that Ignites the Powder Keg-Peter Schiff
June 28, 2016, 9:04 pm

Greg Hunter?s Money manager Peter Schiff says don?t believe the so-called ?Brexit? was the real cause of the recent chaos in the financial markets. Schiff explains, ?If the global financial system and the markets were healthy, ?Brexit? would be a non-event.  I mean what difference does it make in the scheme of things if […]

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Notes for Wednesday ? June 29, 2016
June 28, 2016, 5:38 pm

Another day, another Islamic terror attack… This time it was the international terminal of the airport in Istanbul, Turkey. The latest report is that there are 41 dead and 239 injured. Prayers, please for the wounded and for the families of the dead. o o o Today is the birthday ? Continue reading

The Burning Platform

?We the Prisoners?: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment
June 28, 2016, 4:47 pm

Guest Post by John W. Whitehead ?Our carceral state banishes American citizens to a gray wasteland far beyond the promises and protections the government grants its other citizens? When the doors finally close and one finds oneself facing banishment to the carceral state?the years, the walls, the rules, the guards, the inmates?the incarcerated begins to … Continue reading “?We the Prisoners?: The Demise of the Fourth Amendment”

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Paul Manafort Nails It ? Clinton is a Globalist, Donald Trump is Not ? Chuck Todd Interview (video)?
June 28, 2016, 2:21 pm

Originally posted on The Last Refuge:
Paul Manafort absolutely nails this interview with left-wing pearl clutcher Chuck Todd. Transcript Via NBC News: CHUCK TODD: Let me start with Brexit. What I want to know is whether Donald Trump believes what…

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Beware the Fool?s Gold Rush
June 28, 2016, 12:30 pm

Counterfeiting has been around for centuries. It’s big business. But with the recent discovery of fake gold bars bearing a highly respected mark, where you buy has become more important than what you buy.

U.S. Freedom Army

Woodrow Wilson: Our first Socialist President
June 28, 2016, 10:47 am

Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) was the 28th President of the United States serving from 1913 to 1921. 1913 was a bad year for freedom. In 1913 Amendment XVI (Income Tax) was ratified as well as Amendment XVII (Popular Election of Senators). The Federal Reserve Act was also passed in December 1913 but the worst event of 1913 was the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson on March 4, 1913. Were it not for the rift in the Republican Party and Theodore Roosevelt…

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A Better Mousetrap? The Kness Ketch All (video)
June 28, 2016, 9:44 am

In my opinion, the only good mouse is a dead one but if for some reason you want to catch and release or don’t want to use poison then perhaps the is the way to go? The video said the

HomeSteading Freedom

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How To Make Homemade Outdoor Natural Paint That Lasts For Up To 10 Years
June 28, 2016, 9:41 am

Having a rainbow of color in the garden can make a dull garden look amazing. If you have a lot of old fences that are grey from weathering around your Homestead and the…

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Convincing Friends and Family to Prep
June 28, 2016, 7:15 am

If you are a long-time prepper, you know that reactions to prepping vary. I suppose some people think that preppers are just a little eccentric, while others see us as full blown doomsday survivalists. It’s tough to change perceptions in … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Sight ? There Are Others Like Us
June 28, 2016, 6:30 am

Some of us are not huge into the word ?prepper? even though that?s what we are. Some of us don?t like it, and some of us don?t want others to […]


Brexit; Why Should You Care?
June 28, 2016, 4:38 am

The British have done the world a great service, furthering the cause of freedom in a way that has never been done before; in the voting booth. is the Leading edge of Knife Discussion.  If you can't find knife information here, it isn't anywhere

Damascus CGG
June 28, 2016, 2:27 am

Can someone clarify if the Damascus pattern on the handles are engraved? That’s what it looks like on all the pictures I have seen but have yet to have one in hand. Thank you!

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Ethical Technology

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The birth of virtual reality as an art form
June 28, 2016, 12:05 am

Chris Milk uses innovative technologies to make personal, interactive, human stories. Accompanied by Joshua Roman on cello and McKenzie Stubbert on piano, Milk traces his relationship to music and art ? from the first moment he remembers putting on headphones to his current work creating breakthrough virtual reality projects. VR is the last medium for storytelling, he says, because it closes the gap between audience and storyteller.

American Thinker

Why Trump frightens the GOP Illuminati
June 27, 2016, 10:00 pm

Because Trump threatens to destabilize the GOP’s status quo position as the junior political party, he presents an existential threat to the livelihoods of party apparatchiks.

The Burning Platform

June 27, 2016, 4:14 pm

Bad Catholic

Making Bombs Out Of Friends
June 27, 2016, 2:56 pm

I wrote a piece arguing against the use of “real-life stories” as something opposed to principles. In reality, our lives are lived according to principles — any moral argument that depends on narratives for its substance simply sneaks in principles through the back door. Here’s what I forgot to mention: When personal narrative takes precedence [Read More…]


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The Challenge of Diversity in the AI World
June 27, 2016, 8:46 am

Let me start this post with a personal anecdote.  At one of the first AI conferences I attended, literally every single one of the 15 or so speakers who presented on the conference’s first day were men.  Finally, about 3/4 of the way through the two-day conference, a quartet of presentations on the social and economic […]

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Big or Small? Your Prepper Abode
June 27, 2016, 7:13 am

Big or Small? Your Prepper Abode The prepper community is diverse, with each individual and family bringing a particular skill set to their preparations. Some are better hunters and foragers, while others are master seed savers with a seed library carefully stored alongside other survival tools. Similarly, some preppers have strategized around protecting a large […] RSS Feed

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How to make your own apple cider vineger
June 27, 2016, 6:41 am

We all know the health benefits of real apple cider vinegar-and just how expensive it is. I decided to make some and used information from a couple of older books. It is easy to do and you don’t need a cider press, just patience as the fermenting and souring process take time.CAUTION!! Remember that any vinegar you use in canning must be 5% acidic to be safe. Do not use city water because the chlorine will kill your bacteria and yeast. Do not use metal containers – only glass, plastic or ceramic crocks.

  • 1 gallon glass jar
  • 1/2 gallon water – well or purified
  • 1/2 cup each of…

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Modern Survival Blog

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The most important prep is?
June 27, 2016, 5:51 am

A critical-thinking brain. The ability to think, to analyze, and to make good decisions. Without knowing what to do, or what you should do in an emergency, a disaster, or a SHTF situation, tangible preps aren’t quite as important as your noggin. And I’m not just talking about the simple stuff. Here’s what I mean… […]

Homestead Notes

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Will Texas exit the US, a Texit, now that there is a Brexit?
June 27, 2016, 5:48 am

There sure is talk in Texas about this…


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