Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-08-27

Self Reliance News – Saturday 27th of August 2016

Posts this week from …

General Flynn: Terror Groups Working With Drug Cartels to Enter U.S. posted by
The focus on 401ks has destroyed the retirement for millions of Americans over the last generation. posted by
Hillary Gets (More Than) a Little Help from Her Media Friends posted by
… and many more.

The Daily Sheeple

General Flynn: Terror Groups Working With Drug Cartels to Enter U.S.
August 27, 2016, 11:55 pm

“I have personally seen the photos of the signage along those paths that are in Arabic”


My Budget 360

The focus on 401ks has destroyed the retirement for millions of Americans over the last generation.
August 27, 2016, 11:09 pm

Over the last generation there has been a shift from pensions to do it yourself 401k plans.  The idea was pitched during a time when the stock market was in a bull run and Wall Street was excited to open up additional streams of revenue.  But now a generation later, the results are rather clear.  […]


American Thinker

Hillary Gets (More Than) a Little Help from Her Media Friends
August 27, 2016, 10:00 pm

Ruth Marcus is easily exposed as a partisan spinster in a quick check of  a comparison of her treatment of Hillary Clinton and former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell.


Prepper Broadcasting |Network

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The Washington Post American Redoubt
August 27, 2016, 8:38 pm

The Washington Post American Redoubt A few weeks ago I was asked for an interview by the Washington Post. I eventually excepted but not without thinking; why the hell would I give such a liberal paper the opportunity, a chance to twist and lay their own spin on my words? To my surprise I thought the … Continue reading The Washington Post American Redoubt


The Prepper Journal

Prepping, Survival and Common Sense

The Best Way Home: SHTF Route Planning
August 27, 2016, 3:53 pm

Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

It?s one of the more common problems us preppers try to figure out. What is the best way home as quickly and safely as possible when SHTF and you are far away?



Security Affairs

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Opera warns Opera Sync users of possible security breach
August 27, 2016, 2:27 pm

The Norwegian company warned the users that the Opera Sync service of a possible security breach that might have exposed their data. On Friday, Opera, published a security alert to warn its users that the Opera Sync service might have been breached. In response to the alleged incident, Opera forced a password reset for all Sync […]


Cantech Letter

The Very Best of Canadian Science and Technology

Here?s why the EpiPen pricing scandal hasn?t affected Canada
August 27, 2016, 12:59 pm

Families and members of the health sector in the United States are currently in uproar over the exploding cost of the EpiPen, which has gone up from (U.S.) $93 in 2007 to today?s reported $608 for a two-pack of the familiar auto-injector device. The news comes at a time when the prevalence of food allergies […]

The post Here’s why the EpiPen pricing scandal hasn’t affected Canada appeared first on Cantech Letter.


Living Freedom

I wasn?t going to say anything actually bad about JustHost. But seriously ?
August 27, 2016, 11:49 am

I wanted to avoid a disgruntled rant about JustHost, the company that (still for the time being) hosts the blog and is about to be deprived of its chance to host the new member site. It was enough to say JustHost was a bit slow, error-prone, and lacking in customer service. Enough to say that, since being acquired by some host-devouring conglomerate, it was getting a shocking number of bad reviews. I wanted to be discreet. Polite. Didn’t want to come across as some crazed former customer, brimming with self-righteousness and out for revenge. You know the type. The weirdo…


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

DHS Prepares For Nuke Attack With Massive Order For Radiation Detectors: ?To Ensure Nuclear Devices Aren?t Secretly Being Transported In Public Areas?
August 27, 2016, 11:11 am

There is a real possibility that one morning we’ll wake up to a massive terror attack on the United States. Will you be ready for it?


Common Sense Homesteading

Using sound judgment to be more self-reliant.

Home Freeze Drying ? The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
August 27, 2016, 10:47 am

I’ve been curious about home freeze drying ever since a did an interview with Dr. Prepper back in 2015. The doc raved about his home freeze dryer. He loved the quality of the food, how much money it saved him, and what a great addition it was to his preps. Fast forward to earlier this […]

The post Home Freeze Drying – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly appeared first on Common Sense Homesteading.


Prepper Dome


15 Lost Survival Tips From The Cowboys
August 27, 2016, 10:22 am

When we think of the Wild West we often think of the old films with John Wayne or Clint Eastwood. They?d sit out under the stars, eating beans from a […]


Off The Grid News

Better Ideas For Off The Grid Living

Landrace Gardening: The Forgotten (And Better Way) Your Ancestors Grew Vegetables
August 27, 2016, 10:00 am

Farming food for the homestead is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process, and you can?t afford to get it wrong. The truth, though, is that every region has its own challenges to which those plants may not be perfectly adapted. The solution? Annually selecting and saving seeds to breed a locally adapted landrace for the crops …


RV Mods ? RV Guides ? RV Tips | DoItYourselfRV

RV Information and Entertainment

What Type Of Firewood Should You Burn?
August 27, 2016, 9:46 am

Does your campfire always seem to go out, or produce a lot of smoke and sparks? Try burning some of these types of wood for the best results.

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Bitcoin news, mining, rates and exchanges

Inside ‘Bitcoin Vault’: Could a Technical Fix Block Hackers for Good?
August 27, 2016, 9:45 am

A new proposal could make it easier for bitcoin exchanges to guard against hacks, but key challenges around enacting the change are slowing advances.


The Organic Prepper

Self-Reliance Strategies for Preparedness, Health, and Personal Liberty

As The World Burns: Are You Really Prepared for What?s Coming?
August 27, 2016, 9:37 am

Survival Saturday is  a round-up of the week?s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared.

This Week in the News

This week on Survival Saturday, we’ll … Read the rest

The post As The World Burns: Are You Really Prepared for What’s Coming? appeared first on The Organic Prepper.


Modern Survival Blog

Survival Preparedness For Life

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2016-08-27)
August 27, 2016, 7:37 am

Captured this image last week while glancing out the window. Makes you wonder all that goes on when you’re not looking out the window ?   This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or […]


Primal Survivor

Stay Aware, Stay Prepared, Stay Vigilant

The Oh Crap! Guide to Off Grid Sewage and Waste Disposal
August 27, 2016, 6:52 am

When you live off grid, you are also disconnecting yourself from the municipal sewage system.  Sewage is something that people don?t think much about but definitely not something you can take for granted when living off grid! The same goes for when the grid goes down, such as it would during an EMP event. No […] RSS Feed

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What did you do to prep this week?
August 27, 2016, 5:53 am

What did you do to prep this week… that is the question…But before we get started with the answers, I’d like to thank Jana M and Matt W for their contributions via PayPal this week… if you feel that this site has helped you to prep better and you would like to give a little something back then you should do that here. Also please bookmark and use my Amazon affiliate link as your entry point each time that you shop at’m sorry that I’ve been longer getting comments moderated and answering emails – as you know I’ve been moving onto a new property and my internet…

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American Preppers Network

National family survival and preparedness organization

Solar Generators Vs Fuel Generators
August 27, 2016, 5:37 am

In the past 10 years, many companies have tried to develop a new way of powering our lives. Most of them have placed their bets on solar energy. Sun provides so much energy in one minute that it can power the entire Earth for one year. Learning to harness that energy would bring so many […]


The Prepper Dome

Prepper's Shelter

The Earth?s Crust Will Be Shaken By More Than 100,000 Earthquakes That Humans Can Feel In 2016
August 27, 2016, 3:39 am

Did you know that our planet will be hit by more than 100,000 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater this year alone?  Earlier today,


Ready Nutrition

Get The Kids To Do Their Laundry With These Easy Tips!
August 27, 2016, 2:59 am

Doing the laundry is never exactly fun, but having my kids pitch in and help makes the job easier and it also teaches them independence and self-reliance. By planning/organizing a few things in advance, I?ve made the process of doing our laundry much easier for my little helpers.

Pamela Bofferding is a native Texan who now lives with her husband and sons in New York City. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and playing with her dogs.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published August 27th, 2016



Urban Farming at it's Finest

Shelley Peterman-Schwarz on Gardening with Disabilities
August 27, 2016, 12:35 am

Shelley Peterman-Schwarz on Gardening with Disabilities. Finding solutions and work-arounds for physical challenges. Don?t miss an episode! Click here to sign up for weekly podcast updates Shelley Peterman-Schwarz has distinguished herself by meeting the personal and professional challenges of living and working with progressively disabling multiple sclerosis. An award-winning writer, author of 7 books, and…


Preparedness Advice

Looking to the past to prepare for the future.

Meatless Recipes for Hard Times
August 27, 2016, 12:33 am

Meatless Recipes For Hard TimesThis morning I was looking through a recipe book that was written during the First World War like this one. It contained a number of meatless recipes that are designed to serve as a substitute when you were short of meat. One thing I like about these recipes is that they were not soy-based and with a little imagination, could be easily modified to fit the supplies that you have available.

Hominy Croquettes

  • 1-cup cooked hominy
  • ½-cup nuts
  • 1-tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1-teaspoon of salt
  • -teaspoon of pepper
  • 1-egg
  • 1-tablespoon melted fat

Mix and roll in dried breadcrumbs and bake in oven for 20 minutes

Meatless Sausage

  • 1 cup soaked and cooked peas, beans, lentil, or lima beans, your choice.


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Self-Reliance Strategies for Preparedness, Health, and Personal Liberty

By: brian
August 26, 2016, 9:58 pm

Reminds me of N. Centuries, no one should ever suffer but when one say’s may you live in interesting times. Well, that is not a nice thing to say, really when one must unlovely live in them, and the worst of it all one must except the bullet or become it.


BlackListed News

Independent Media for Independent Minds

Hillary Clinton?s ?Humanitarian Interventionists? Prepare for War in Syria
August 26, 2016, 9:00 pm

Defense One, the online magazine published by the self-described ?neocon guy” David Bradley, has called for a no-fly zone in Syria. Evelyn N. Farkas, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, a NATO operation, writes the United States is ?morally complicit in the worsening humanitarian catastrophe that is Syria,? but not for the reason you might think. The United States is guilty because it has not intervened more directly. ?We should be ready to enforce [a no-fly zone] through military force and communicate this directly to the Russian government. We should seek U.N. Security Council approval, but be prepared to proceed without it.?


Doom and Bloom (TM)

Survival Medicine and Preparedness by Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

Survival Medicine Hour: Earthquakes, Epi-Pens, More
August 26, 2016, 7:29 pm

In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP discuss some general thoughts on the nature of survival medicine that you might not have taken into account in making your preparedness plans. Also, Epi-Pens, indispensable products for anaphylactic shock, go beyond the financial wherewithal of most Americans. What’s going on, and is this something that we can accept? If so, kids are going to die from allergies of bee stings and other allergens. Also,

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Up close look at a very green XM-42 flammenwerfer (VIDEO)
August 26, 2016, 6:03 pm

Some people hate him, some people love him, but no matter how you feel, YouTube gun vlogger The Yankee Marshal now has an XM-42 flamethrower and gives a good brief run down on it.


Friendly Atheist


Science Sounds Great When You Explain It To a Child
August 26, 2016, 6:00 pm

Science as described in research journals? Boring and tedious. Science as described to children? The greatest thing ever.


Ed That Matters

Preparedness is an Educated Choice!

Lights Out! NW Houston Edition: Lessons for Non-Preppers!
August 26, 2016, 4:52 pm

Anyone who wants to experience SHTF is out of their mind!  The fact is, it won’t be the book, movie, fantasy that many think it might be.  It will suck!  Every once in a  while, we get a little glimpse…


The Daily Signal

Policy News, Conservative Analysis and Opinion

Amid Voter ID Battles, Here Are 7 Things the Government Requires IDs For
August 26, 2016, 3:59 pm

As federal courts wrestle with voter ID laws in several states just months before a national election, there is considerably less attention being brought to… Read More


Red Beacon Media

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Using MLS to look for land.
August 26, 2016, 3:29 pm

From The Archives: 2008 It is on days like this, where the snow is half a foot thick, that I wonder why I’m in British Columbia. A long growing season is a major factor in finding land, if you not limiting yourself to where your looking. British Columbia has the longest growing season in Canada, […]


Wolfe’s Blog

Learning to do things yourself.

Using MLS to look for land.
August 26, 2016, 3:29 pm

From The Archives: 2008 It is on days like this, where the snow is half a foot thick, that I wonder why I’m in British Columbia. A long growing season is a major factor in finding land, if you not limiting yourself to where your looking. British Columbia has the longest growing season in Canada, […]



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10 sci-fi books written by women of color to add to your reading list.
August 26, 2016, 3:10 pm

Female science fiction writers just swept the Hugo Awards.


Obviously, science fiction books by and about women of color exist.

But all too often, we don’t get to see them. Awards for literature overwhelmingly go to male authors who write about men or boys. Female writers of color face additional barriers in the literary world, especially in sci-fi, which tends to be dominated by male authors.

But at a ceremony earlier this week, something cool happened: The winners of the Hugo Awards, some of the most prestigious awards in science fiction, were announced, and the top four fiction awards were awarded to four women. Three of those winners were female writers of color.

In honor of these women, here are 10 recommendations for books about science fiction, fantasy, or speculative fiction by women of color:

1. “The Fifth Season” by N.K. Jemisin

We’ll start with the recent Hugo Award winners. If you like stories about collapsing civilizations and the apocalypse, you’ll enjoy “The Fifth Season,” which won the Hugo for best novel. (Fun fact: N.K. Jemisin is the cousin of comedian W. Kamau Bell!)

2. “Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor

The Hugo for best novella went to this story about a 16-year-old on a harrowing journey to get an education. It’s only 96 pages, so you can knock this one out on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

3. “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang

The Hugo for best novelette goes to a story between 7,500 and 17,500 words. This year’s award went to Hao Jingfang, a Chinese writer, and her translator Ken Liu, for a story set in the Beijing of the future, where the city folds in on itself every day. “Folding Beijing” is also a commentary on the divisions between social classes. You can read the full novelette online.

Hao Jingfang and Ken Liu. Image via Charles Tan/YouTube.

4. “The Winged Histories” by Sofia Samatar

This novel by a Somali American author is about four women caught up in a rebellion. It’s riveting fantasy, especially if you like solid character development.

5. “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia Butler

OK, it’s not really fair to only put one Octavia Butler book on here because really you should read everything she’s ever written. But this book, the first volume of the “Earthseed” series, is a really good place to start.

6. “Ink” by Sabrina Vourvoulias

If you think our immigration system sometimes feels like a dystopia, you’ll want to read “Ink.” This speculative novel takes place in the U.S., and four central characters tell the story.

7. “The Island of Eternal Love” by Daína Chaviano

Chaviano takes the reader on a journey through time with this novel. Several complex plots thread through the book, which is the most translated Cuban novel in history.

8. “The Grass Dancer” by Susan Power

This novel, which centers on a Sioux reservation, weaves together mythicism and magical realism so skillfully that it’s hard to believe it was Susan Power’s first novel. But believe it ? she won the PEN Award for Best First Fiction after its publication in 1994.

9. “Love Is the Drug” by Alaya Dawn Johnson

This one’s for all the young-adult fiction lovers out there. The book won the Nebula Award for Best Young Adult Novel in 2015.

10. “Legend” by Marjorie Lu

If you like young-adult dystopian series like “The Hunger Games,” pick up “Legend” at the library. Once you’re hooked, you’ll be happy to know that CBS Films has acquired the film rights for the novel.

Listen, I could keep going ? there’s a whole universe (multiverse?) of science fiction written by women of color.

But if you’re still reading my words and not checking out these books, get out of here. Go read!

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August 26, 2016, 2:00 pm

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Hillary Clinton, citing ‘Trump Effect,’ says teachers are reporting more bullying in schools

Americans should be concerned about the effect of Donald Trump’s campaign on kids, said Hillary Clinton in an Aug. 25 speech decrying what she sees as her opponent’s campaign of “prejudice and paranoia.” She told the story about a high school basketball game in Indiana, where home team fans taunted players from their heavily Hispanic rival school by holding up a large cutout of Trump’s head and chanting “build a wall.” “Next time you see Trump rant on television, think about all the children listening across America,” Clinton said. “Kids hear a lot more than we think. Parents and …

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Steal This Show S02E01: Zeronet
August 26, 2016, 1:59 pm

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright trends and news. In this episode we interview Tamas Kocsis, founder and developer of the potentially revolutionary P2P platform Zeronet.

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



Communications for Preppers, Patriots, Redoubters and Partisans

Mega Quake- Documentary
August 26, 2016, 1:54 pm

National Geographic: the end of the world the terrible earthquake documentary HD If the video is not displaying directly above, click HERE for instructions.


Comments on: The US Government Has Recently Issued 2 Alarming Warnings to Prep?But Is Anybody Listening?

Self-Reliance Strategies for Preparedness, Health, and Personal Liberty

By: Priscilla M Abreu
August 26, 2016, 1:49 pm

I would love to be forwarded that list so that I may compare and make sure we have not forgotten anything. Yes there is no doubt that chaos and havoc is coming, the thing is not knowing when. I just need to know that if civil unrest becomes an issue, I have what I need to move along … TIA for any suggestions and help.

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

The Goodwill Store, Great for Preps
August 26, 2016, 1:45 pm

Image CreditI was recently in a Goodwill store and, would you believe it, I’ve never set foot in one until about a month ago? What a mistake! I have, however, dropped off plenty of stuff I didn’t want over the years…


The Prepper Dome

Prepper's Shelter

BREAKING: ?Gaston? to Become Major Hurricane ? Exact Course unknown ? East Coast and Gulf Coast DANGER
August 26, 2016, 1:04 pm

Tropical Storm “Gaston” is churning in the Atlantic Ocean and growing very much more powerful as it moves toward the United States.  Prevailing


Bearing Arms

Saving Liberty and Lives

WATCH: Young Amtrak Worker Honors a 99-Year-Old WWII Vet in an Amazing Way
August 26, 2016, 12:37 pm

An extraordinary video was captured when Benny Johnson found himself in the right spot at the right time. Johnson was in New York’s Penn Station when he noticed an elderly man named Ed standing in line for a train. Ed, who is 99-years-young and deaf, was sporting a sign around his neck explaining his handicap, but it […]


The Sovereign Investor

The Sovereign Investor

The Stock Market?s One Simple Truth
August 26, 2016, 12:30 pm

It hasn?t happened yet, but this market bubble will end up the same as the last. History repeats itself. Understanding this simple truth can lead you to an epiphany on the stock market.

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Personal Liberty®

Conservative News and Political Commentary For Your Personal and Financial Freedom

How to Hillary Clinton your own computer
August 26, 2016, 12:14 pm

Whether you?re a public official involved in some questionable activity or just an average American looking to free up disk space on your computer and safeguard your privacy, here?s one way to eliminate your digital footprint.


Homesteading & Off-Grid

A Blog about what we love...

#1?s for the Time Conscious (or Tired) Homesteader
August 26, 2016, 11:27 am

There is definitely a time and place for long lists, a thousand videos, or a million choices, but sometimes you just want “the one”.

The post #1’s for the Time Conscious (or Tired) Homesteader appeared first on Homesteading & Off-Grid.


A Libertarian Future

Spreading a Libertarian message across the internet.

Gary Johnson Clarified His Positions On The Carbon Fee And Vaccines
August 26, 2016, 11:00 am

The following post Gary Johnson Clarified His Positions On The Carbon Fee And Vaccines appeared first on A Libertarian Future at A Libertarian Future – Spreading a Libertarian message across the internet..

It can be difficult to flesh out policy positions on the campaign trail. Doing dozens of interviews a day doesn’t give one much time to explain various policies in detail especially when something’s new. With that lack of brevity, it’s even easier to take things out of context. This happened…

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Survival Life

Survival Skills Blog & Off The Grid Guides

Protecting a City and Guarding Our Nation
August 26, 2016, 10:41 am a City and Guarding Our Nation Ethan Mennen Tells Survival Life What It’s Like to Be a Cop and Army Ranger Ethan Mennen is a busy guy. Not only is he a full-time detective for the New York City police department, he also serves as a Lieutenant and instructor in the New York State Continue Reading


SHTF & Prepping Central

SHTF, Emergency Preparedness, Survival Prepping, Homesteading

24 Tips for Sleeping In The Heat
August 26, 2016, 10:06 am

Surviving Summer Nights: 24 Tips for Sleeping In The Heat I love air conditioning. It keeps you and your home cool and relatively humid free. The trouble with AC is that it costs a small fortune to have it cold or on 24 hours a day. We have our AC set at 79 (way too hot for …

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Bitcoin news, mining, rates and exchanges

Did Ethereum’s Fork Validate Bitcoin Block Size Conservatism?
August 26, 2016, 10:06 am

CoinDesk explores how the ethereum hard fork affected sentiment regarding bitcoin’s long-raging block size debate.


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