Episode 230 – News that Preppers Should be Following

In this podcast, we discuss the various current news stories and how, or whether, they should be a concern to you and your preparedness plan. Topics Covered: Ebola Dollar demise Border issues ISIS control of radioactive material Hackers attacking power plants Armed conflict between US and Russia, or US and China. Possible the biggest threat: Terrorist threat in the country.

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Prepper News Watch for July 16, 2014

Prepping and General Interest We Still Have a Long Way to Go… WATER Sources and Treatment Long Match Gardening on a Budget You Can’t Grow Food Without Water; World Water Update Spy Bolt Hidden Storage Safe Tomato Bombs; Lucky Tomato ‘Experiment’ Tomatoes and other plants for folks without green thumb Tricks To Get Your Picky Kid Eating Vegetables 12 Survival Uses for Leaves Israeli Bandage: A Versatile Addition to Your First Aid Kit Time to say farewell to the M9? Homemade Mouthwash for Dental Hygiene Being Found: How to Increase your Survivability by Understanding How Search and Rescue Personnel Work … Continue reading

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Prepper News Watch for July 15, 2014

Prepping and General Interest ​Seed Balls Take the Hard Work Out of Planting This Infographic Shows How to Prevent Bites from Dangerous Animals Gear Review: TangoDown SCAR Accessories Building A Survival Arsenal On A Budget Homesteading: Why Ducks And Geese Just May Be Better Than Chickens How To Choose The Best Swiss Army Knife For Survival Herbal Medicine Kit: Bites, Stings and Splinters Essential Survival TV – What to Have on Hand for a Home Birth How to Make a Primitive Bow Bag Dump – July ’14 What Good Shall I Do This Day? Redefining Bugging Out 3 Easy DIY … Continue reading

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Prepper News Watch for July 14, 2014

Prepping and General Interest The UMOS – Universal Manual Operating System Pump Action AR-15 Kit How to Build a Vertical Garden from Soda Bottles Everything You Need to Know About Vegetable Gardening in One Graphic 10 uses for eggshells | MNN – Mother Nature Network Preppers: Time to Regroup and Make Sure You Have All the Bases Covered Portable Soups as Carried by Lewis and Clark and How to Make It. 11 All-Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Ants In Your Kitchen How To Clip The Wings of Your Chicken 27 Survival Uses for Common Mullein Besides Cowboy Toilet Paper … Continue reading

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Prepper News Watch for July 11, 2014

Doom and Bloom, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, have a video worth your time. It’s entitled, Video: What If It DOESN’T Hit The Fan? | Doom and Bloom (TM), and is something every person who prepares needs to consider. Prepping is important, but don’t let it consume you. Prepping and General Interest How To Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages Tips for Increasing Your Herbal Know-How Bug Out Bags, and Bug Out Bag Content Lists – What You Need to Know Before Bugging Out… CRAFTING: Mending, Knitting & More Small Batch Fruit Preserving Building Our Family Ark Learn to Shoot … Continue reading

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Prepper News Watch for July 10, 2014

The news report that ISIS Has Seized 88 Pounds Of Uranium In Northern Iraq is quite disturbing. Reports I’ve seen are focused on whether the nuclear material can be used to make a nuclear weapon. The issue that worries me, though, is whether this material will be used in radiological dispersion devices, AKA “Dirty Bombs.” Use of these devices in key areas of our society, such as Wall Street and the nation’s capital, would create social and economic chaos on a level not before seen in this country; beyond that of even the terrorist attacks of 9-11-2001. Prepping and General … Continue reading

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Prepper News Watch for July 9, 2014

Be sure to check out my latest podcast, Episode 229 – Have You Reached Peak Prepping Stress, where I discuss some of the issues that may be adding to your preparedness stress levels. Also, I have a new article up on The Survival Mom website, Preparedness Uses for Coffee Filters? , where I test coffee filters and their efficacy in preparedness tasks. You might be surprised to find out that they aren’t as good of a prepping item as you may think they would be. Prepping and General Interest See This Hidden Trap Door In The Ground? Just Wait Til … Continue reading

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Episode 229 – Have You Reached Peak Prepping Stress?

Here are the show notes for Episode 229 – Have You Reached Peak Prepping Stress: Announcements Ask people if they can see the Amazon and Audible banners on the website. Scary: Smallpox vials found. Kindle Book: 7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution: The Founding Fathers, Liberty, and the Struggle for Independence. Overall Topics: Are you 100% Self Sufficient? Probably Not… http://theprepperproject.com/self-sufficiency-cant-do-everything Stupid Prep Titles on Articles Like this one: The one problem no Lifestraw review ever mentions http://snarkynomad.com/the-one-problem-no-lifestraw-review-ever-mentions Peak Prepping Stress This topic addresses the overload of prepping information that currently exists on the Internet and how it can affect you … Continue reading

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Preparedness Uses for Coffee Filters?

My article for this month over on TheSurvivalMom.com website is about using coffee filters for preparedness tasks. Are they any good? Do they have value as a prep item? The answers may surprise you! Head on over to the article and find out what I discovered when I put coffee filters to the test. The Reality of Coffee Filters for Preparedness Uses (Hint: Mostly Fail!)

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Prepper News Watch for July 8, 2014

This is a curated list of news stories and articles having interested to the preparedness community. 125 Years Ago… Or Today? It isn’t evident to younger preppers, but as one ages, it becomes apparent we have been dealing with the same issues for decades. The economy, immigration, banking, jobs, political issues – all are the same. Not much has changed. They say without the perspective of history, we are doomed to repeat it. However, I think it’s more accurate to say that without the historical perspective, we become the fools of history. Be sure to listen to the next podcast, where … Continue reading

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