Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-08-06

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

Notes for Sunday ? August 07, 2016
August 6, 2016, 11:49 pm

August 7th, 1933 was the birthday of novelist Jerry Pournelle. He, along with Larry Niven authored the survivalist classic Lucifer’s Hammer.

The Bitcoin News ? Decentralised Bitcoin and Crypto News

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis ?BTC/USD Turned Buy Dips
August 6, 2016, 11:18 pm

Key Points Bitcoin price after recovering after hack losses against the US Dollar consolidated for some time and then moved higher. There was a major contracting triangle pattern formed on the hourly chart (data feed from SimpleFX) of BTC/USD, which was broken during the upside move. The recent break in the pair suggests that the

The Bitcoin News ? Decentralised Bitcoin and Crypto News

Not Your Keys? Then It?s Not Your Money in Bitcoin-Land
August 6, 2016, 9:18 pm

The recent hack of Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex is reminding everyone once again the importance of holding your own keys, using paper and hardware wallets as well as setting the stage for wider use of decentralized exchanges. Also read: Bitfinex Hack: US Regulation ?Prevented Cold Storage Use? Hodl Your Keys One thing that is for certain is a lot of people

BlackListed News

Independent Media for Independent Minds

Amid Zika Scare, FDA Clears Way for GMO Mosquito Trial in Florida
August 6, 2016, 9:00 pm

In a move that public health advocates are calling “irresponsible and frightening,” the U.S. Food and Drug Association on Friday cleared the experimental release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Key Haven, Florida. Pivoting off of the recent news that there is an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus that has infected over a dozen people in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, the UK-based developers of the genetically modified organism (GMO) reportedly also called on the FDA to grant emergency authorization to release the insects in Mia

SHTF Plan ? When It Hits The Fan, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Must Watch: The Truth About Hillary?s Bizarre Behavior: ?Does She Have Actual Brain Damage??
August 5, 2016, 10:15 pm

Paul Joseph Watson reports what you’ll never see in mainstream media.

Wolfe’s Blog

Learning to do things yourself.

What to expect After SHTF
August 5, 2016, 3:46 pm

From The Archives: 2013 The most likely event to occur in your given area is a localized disaster, this could come in the form of a flood, earthquake, or some other natural/man-made disaster. But in the event that SHTF, the reactions of the sheeple will likely remain the same. People tend to have a cause […]

Wolfe’s Blog

Learning to do things yourself.

What to expect After SHTF
August 5, 2016, 3:46 pm

From The Archives: 2013 The most likely event to occur in your given area is a localized disaster, this could come in the form of a flood, earthquake, or some other natural/man-made disaster. But in the event that SHTF, the reactions of the sheeple will likely remain the same. People tend to have a cause […]

Common Sense Homesteading

Using sound judgment to be more self-reliant.

Keep Deer Out of Your Garden ? 5 Deer Deterrent Strategies
August 5, 2016, 2:29 pm

After a mild winter and a gentle start to the growing season, our local deer population has increased. Just today on the way home I saw a doe with twin fawns right near the end of our driveway. While they’re pretty to look at, the population boom has presented a need to keep deer out […]

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The Art of Manliness

Men's Interests and Lifestyle

My Favorite Art of Manliness Podcasts This Year (So Far)
August 5, 2016, 12:46 pm

I started the Art of Manliness Podcast back in 2009, took a break from it starting in 2010, and brought it back in 2013 due to popular demand. What started out as a sideshow to the main site has quickly become one of the most popular features at Art of Manliness. I’ve steadily worked to […]

SHTF & Prepping Central

SHTF, Emergency Preparedness, Survival Prepping, Homesteading

DIY Homesteading: Making Your Own Country Wines
August 5, 2016, 9:27 am

DIY Homesteading: Making Your Own Country Wines   I want to really want to emphasize how easy this wine is to make. People for a long time have thought making wine is hard work and takes years. That is so far from the truth its even funny. show you how to make Rose Petal Wine …

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Living Freedom

Proudly preaching to the choir since 1996
August 5, 2016, 8:18 am

“Of the 30-50 sites I HAVE to check out each day, yours is one of maybe 2 or 3 that feel like home instead of like work. — Thomas Knapp Rational Review News Thank you, Tom. Starting off like that sounds self-promotional. But that’s not where I’m going. I was honored by what Tom wrote, but more, he got me thinking about my place in this strange, dangerous, “interesting” world. It all began 20 years ago My book 101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution was published in 1996. Yep, 20 years ago this year. It came out very late…

Homesteading & Off-Grid

A Blog about what we love...

Here Are the Answers to the Homesteading Questions Burning a Hole in Your Brain
August 5, 2016, 8:16 am

We get a lot of questions via email and are happy to answer each and every one of them. Sometimes it takes some research. Also sometimes it is quite a bit of repeating ourselves. We won’t complain about that either…. Continue Reading →

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Off The Grid News

Better Ideas For Off The Grid Living

Vintage Canning Techniques Your Ancestors Used (But Are They Safe?)
August 5, 2016, 7:52 am

Canning food in the modern world is easy. We have well-made jars, proven methods developed over a century and a half of trial and error, and the ability to consistently put up safe, nourishing and delicious food. Even a century ago, canning was a well-established science, regardless of if you used Mason jars with zinc …

Primal Survivor

Stay Aware, Stay Prepared, Stay Vigilant

The Survivalist?s Secret to Making Rope from Plants
August 5, 2016, 4:46 am

One of the most important pieces of survival gear to have is rope, and it is definitely something you should have in your Bug Out Bag for wilderness survival. But what if you lose your rope or run out?  That is where knowing how to make rope from plants comes in. *I want to point […]

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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.

How to Prepare Your Family For Wildfires and Forest Fires
August 4, 2016, 9:50 am

Wildfires and forest fires can be devastating. Whether you live in a rural setting, in the forest, or just near a green space area, you are vulnerable. Here’s how to protect your home, family and possessions.

Prepper Dome


The Golden Hour: What to Do in the First 60 Minutes of SHTF
August 4, 2016, 3:29 am

  Many people are convinced that civilization as we know it will collapse or, at best, experience a prolonged interruption. Very few of those people are actually planning for it […]

Science –

Movies, Sports, TV, Technology, Comics, Gaming, WWE and more!

9 Most Popular Flat Earth Arguments, Debunked
August 4, 2016, 12:22 am

Just in case you ever meet a Flat Earther in the wild…

Ready Nutrition

How To Save Perishable Food In An Off-Grid Emergency
August 3, 2016, 2:19 pm

When the grid goes down, it’s a race against time to save your perishable food. Writer, Jeremiah Johnson shares his advice on how to save it all and get it shelf stable when the you-know-what has hit the fan.

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army?s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published August 3rd, 2016 Truth-O-Meter rulings from National

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Katrina Pierson – Trump spox's absurd claim that Clinton, Obama are responsible for Capt. Humayun Khan's 2004 death
August 3, 2016, 1:13 pm

The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Trump spox’s absurd claim that Clinton, Obama are responsible for Capt. Humayun Khan’s 2004 death

As Donald Trump attacked the family of a Muslim soldier killed in the Iraq war, his spokeswoman blamed Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for Capt. Humayun Khan’s 2004 death. It all began when Khizr Khan, Humayun’s father, seared Trump in an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention. Trump responded by criticizing Khizr’s wife, Ghazala (who responded in the Washington Post) and crying foul over Khizr’s "vicious attacks." This earned him the censure of just about everyone. But all this criticism is misdirected, Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said Aug. 2 on CNN: "It was under Barack …

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Paul Dore Bushcraft

Handmade Leathercraft and Outdoor Accessories

Things i?ve learned about life without a job?.
August 3, 2016, 4:59 am

Well, it’s coming up on 2 years since i left my job and became self employed and whilst drinking my Latte this morning, i thought i ought to write a blog post about how things are going and what i’ve learned and noticed since i set up my business and how my life has changed….… Read More Things i’ve learned about life without a job….

Financial News, Longwave Economics, and Replaying 1929

Some Mighty Serious Defense Questions
August 3, 2016, 4:47 am

Suppose this morning that Ures truly was appointed Secretary of Defense.  How would we size up the strategic state of America? Particularly since there is some non-zero possibility of an October Surprise which would vault a certain candidate into the WH for “solving” a problem like the South China Seas. Think it couldn’t happen?  Well, sure it could.  but there are worse scenarios about what’s ahead, too – so we will work on some of these this morning.    After a trip to the coffee pot and a few headlines and … Continue reading

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Survival Sullivan

The most comprehensive prepping website on the Internet

Where to Find Free Land
August 3, 2016, 3:04 am

There?s no doubt that people today are in a financial death trap, but learning where to find free land can be a way out for those who are ready. Many middle class Americans work long hours to be able to pay the bills associated with their dream house. Low income Americans struggle to make ends …

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Examining Extraordinary Claims and Promoting Science

eSkeptic for August 8, 2016
August 3, 2016, 12:00 am

Michael Shermer on “The Quack of the Gaps Problem: Facilitated Communication, Autism and Patients’ Rights”; MonsterTalk episode 109: Blake Smith interviews James Randi’s about his late-night AM radio show: Long John Nebel “Party Line”; plus, Mr. Deity: The Bourne Again Identity, an episode in which a couple takes in a young believer suffering from dissociative amnesia.

Canadian Constitution Foundation

Canadian Constitution Foundation

Tariff Barriers In Alberta?s Beer Market Are Still Unconstitutional
August 2, 2016, 4:17 pm

In a flourish of self-congratulatory bravado, Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced yet another major overhaul to Alberta’s brewing industry on July 28, 2016. Prior to the NDP taking power in 2015, Alberta enjoyed the best market for beer in all of Canada. Although, it was by no means perfect, Albertans

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Urban Survival Site

How to Survive in the City When Disaster Strikes

17 Household Products You Can Make Yourself
August 2, 2016, 11:06 am

There are many reasons to make your own household products. You get to control the ingredients, save lots of money, and have a healthier pantry all at once. But health and money don’t have to be the only motivators. In a post-collapse world, many pantry staples might be hard to come by, forcing people to […]

Friendly Atheist


Dr. Jill Stein: Keep Your Kids Away From Wi-Fi Because It Might Hurt Their Brains
August 2, 2016, 11:00 am

In a video that was apparently filmed this past March, Dr. Jill Stein argued that children should stay away from wireless internet because it’ll hurt their brains. Somehow. Because she said so.


More Than Just Surviving

A Survival and Preparedness Blog

Cold Steel Finn Wolf Scandi Outdoor Folding Knife Review
August 2, 2016, 8:00 am

Cold Steel Finn Wolf Scandi Outdoor Folding Knife Review

The Cold Steel Finn Wolf has, by a considerable margin, been my most requested knife to review. If you’ve ever checked out this bad boy – this makes perfect sense. I have owned this folder for nearly a year now, and have been mulling what to scribble about it since day one. I’ll start by saying… Read More

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Cold Steel Finn Wolf Scandi Outdoor Folding Knife Review, written by Thomas Xavier, was created exclusively for readers of the survival blog More Than Just Surviving.

Ohio terrorist who planned Capitol Hill attack pleads guilty
August 2, 2016, 7:26 am

A 22-year-old Ohio man pleaded guilty Monday to firearms and terrorism charges after a 2015 plot to attack the U.S. Capitol ended when FBI agents sprung a trap set at a local gun store.

The Real Dirt on Farming Blog

From the Ground Up ? August?s Faces of Farming family, the Van Laeckes
August 2, 2016, 6:49 am

By Matt McIntosh for Farm & Food Care  Like the seeds they sell, Rick and Angela Van Laecke grew their business from the ground up. They are the owners and operators of Horizon Seeds Canada Inc. ? a Norfolk county seed producer, processor, and dealer ? and a proud farm family. Along with their children […]

Economy In Crisis

Your Economic Report - Daily

U.S. Falls Behind on Renewable Energy
August 2, 2016, 3:00 am

In a study carried out by Pew Charitable Trusts, it was discovered that, in 2012, China became the world leader in clean energy investment. The United States saw a decline in clean energy investments and technologies that same year. But think about it, how is China not going to grow and advance when all of

Red Beacon Media

signum verum

Illumination, High Tech & Low Tech
August 2, 2016, 12:03 am

Illumination, High Tech & Low Tech Highlander “Survival & Tech Preps” Have you thought about Illumination for preps, whether it be flash lights, gas lanterns, solar lights, and even chemical lights? The need for illumination in shtf go’s without saying, we have to have it. It seems as though the market has made leaps and bounds … Continue reading Illumination, High Tech & Low Tech

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Survival’s Everything

Prep, Survive, Live

8/2/16: 5 Ways To Start A Fire
August 1, 2016, 7:30 pm

Today’s daily video is brought to you by Atua Mo’e and here he shows you 5 ways to start a fire.

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Bearing Arms

Saving Liberty and Lives

Apple Gets to the Core of Gun Violence: Gun Emojis
August 1, 2016, 6:47 pm

In other news, Apple has announced their solution to eliminating gun violence in America: when their latest mobile operating system iOS 10 rolls out this fall, users will notice the software giant has replaced the revolver emoji with a green squirt gun with an orange tip. So that happened. The virtual pistol has a history of getting people into legal […]

Urban Survival Site

How to Survive in the City When Disaster Strikes

How to Develop the Situational Awareness of Jason Bourne
August 1, 2016, 11:00 am

Situational awareness isn’t something anyone can do whenever they want–it takes practice. Even if you start paying attention to your surroundings, you still won’t notice if you’re being watched or followed if you don’t know what to look for. Situational awareness isn’t just observation, it’s also orientation. What is orientation? It has to do with […]


Breaking File-sharing, Copyright and Privacy News

Europe Has The Highest Online Piracy Rates, By Far
August 1, 2016, 10:24 am

An in-depth analysis of billions of worldwide visits to torrent, streaming and download sites has revealed that Europe is a hotbed for piracy. The piracy rate is the highest in Latvia, where nearly half of the population visits pirate sites, and the entire global top ten is made up of European countries.

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

Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site

Travel Better, Cheaper, Longer

The Great Destination Guide Update of 2016 (Your Help Wanted!)
August 1, 2016, 6:00 am

We need your help! We’re undertaking a big update to the 200+ free travel guides on this site, as many are sorely in need of revising and expanding. I strive to make these as comprehensive as possible to help as many people as possible to travel better, cheaper, and longer and I can only do it with your help!

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Bitcoin news, mining, rates and exchanges

Public Blockchains: The Community vs The Ecosystem
August 1, 2016, 5:36 am

In this opinion piece, author William Mougayar breaks down the term “community” and what it means for blockchain governance.

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?
August 1, 2016, 5:00 am

Codgerville (Home of the Country Codger)

A new perspective on Survival, Preparedness, Civil War II, Economic Collapse and other major events awaiting the modern world in 2012 and beyond!

Why ISIS? Why Now?
July 31, 2016, 7:11 pm

I think most people understand that radical Islam is pretty p.o.’d at America. Over 30 years ago I tried to explain to my father, a WWII veteran, why the rest of the world called us “The Great Satan” but he … Continue reading

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Shelf-stable Milk as a Prepping Resource
July 31, 2016, 3:20 pm

When the SHTF, certain aspects of modern life, which are most vulnerable to disruption, will fall first. Food, especially perishables, are likely to be the first to go. It’s fairly easy for the agricultural system to ramp up production of … Continue reading


Surviving The World As We Know It

The 12 Best Prepper Summer Vacation Activities
July 31, 2016, 1:24 pm

By Daisy Luther – The Organic Prepper It?s summer time! School is out, you may have time off work, and everything just feels a bit more relaxed without the usual hustle and bustle. Now is the time to really give your kids something to write about in the inevitable ?What I Did Last Summer? essay when school […]

Urban Survival Site

How to Survive in the City When Disaster Strikes

15 Things To Do When The Power Goes Out
July 31, 2016, 11:00 am

When the weather is bad–rain pounding the roof, wind shaking the windows, thunder rumbling through the air, lights flickering off and on–you know the power could go out any minute. Other times the power goes out with no warning, and there’s no telling how long it will last. Most people have a mini panic attack […]

Greg Hunter?s USAWatchdog

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

America is Doomed Without Restoring the Rule of Law-Karl Denninger
July 31, 2016, 10:59 am

By Greg Hunter?s (Early Sunday Release) Trader and entrepreneur Karl Denninger has a dire warning. He basically says if there is lawlessness at the top of society, there will be lawlessness at the bottom.  Denninger, who is so distraught he has suspended writing on his popular website, explains, ?It is illegal for any entity […]


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