Aug 27

Preparing your body with meals from super foods!

8-30ChefWe all know about the superfoods. Those spices and herbs that can turn you into a health beast. There are so many great foods out now and the science to back it up is stronger than ever. But the question is, what the hell do you do with a pomegranate seed or how do I incorporate that into an actual meal? What can I do with acai berries other than just pop them into my mouth? I love yogurt and all but besides scooping it with a spoon each morning what else can i do with it?

I am liberty 125 This Friday I Am Liberty at American Preppers Radio I will don my chef hat for you once again and we will put together some great meals with optimum health. We will explore things like the Allium family and how to make garlic a headliner in a meal. One clove in 4 quarts of sauce just wont do it for the blood pressure. Kale, maybe the greatest green available for consumption but for some reason people think dehydrating them and turning them into bitter salty chips is the best way to eat it them.

Physical fitness and Diet to me are step one and two for getting prepared for any disaster. All the cool gadgets and knowledge in the world will assure you zero days alive if your body can’t push on. Its not about fancy diets or omitting this, just eating that. Balance in all things is how you become a health beast. Cinnamon, honey, oats, salmon all power houses. Like I said we all have our own list but how do you combine, prepare and serve them to help your body perform when you most need it.

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Jan 25

Meat Production in Nevada for Preparedness

I have met several people who are having a difficult time figuring out their food supply in Nevada.  Specifically, their meat supply.  Since many rural preppers meat supply includes livestock grazing on their farm. it makes sense that people in Nevada would want to utilize their land for the same purpose.  Unfortunately, in the desert, it is acres per cow rather than cows per acre.  This means the herd of cattle could be vulnerable to straying out of sight of the farmer, and straying into the sights of wildlife.  In the event of some disastrous event, the cattle will also be a tasty meal or two for some unwelcome intruders.

Essentially, there are two solutions to this problem.  The first is build fences and structures that are easily dependable and keep your cattle close to home.  This will instantly drive your livestock production costs up in that you will need to feed them hay all year long.  Since hay is very expensive, one might conclude that beef and milk might have to be off their list of food, they may keep one or two milk cows instead of beef cattle.

The second solution is agricultural and dietary in nature.  Considering that 50% of all consumed protein comes from grains, perhaps stocking the important grains in your store house is the first step to assuring you have enough proteins for your family both in the first months after an event, and in the long term using the grain as seed.  The other part of providing protein comes from meats.  Choosing sources that are quickly raised and easily slaughtered are also sources for which their feed and supplies can be easily stocked the same as pet food.  My choices are rabbit, chicken, squirrel, pigs and various other poultry species.  All of these species can be raised in a barn and reproduce quickly with multiple babies in the litter or hatching.

Happy prepping!

Joshua

The Daily Prepper

Apr 02

Let’s Go Medieval

by Leonaria

Many years ago, and without any thought to what would happen if the shit hit the fan, or if the world dissolved into chaos, I discovered a love of things medieval. Now, with an eye towards being prepared for any occurrence, many of the things I learned doing crazy things like rappelling in full chain mail, or trying to learn to play a reed flute have taught me a self-sufficiency I wasn’t aware I had. I have looked at preparedness in a way that, some might say, is out of the box. I don’t just look at food stores and water storage.

Knowledge is a stockpile, and my husband and I have a huge wealth of skills and stores that, to the average person, look a little eccentric, but in a post SHTF world, will come in handy.

I started out designing costumes for medieval reenactment groups. I didn’t realize how well I could do, until I actually built a corset. I know how does that have anything to do with prepping? It taught me the structure and strength of fabric and thread, it taught me how to round rough edges of metal to prevent it cutting through to the delicate skin below, it taught me the simple expediency of using the right tool for the job, nothing like having your corset burst for using the wrong type of lacing.

I took that simple lesson, and turned it into something that has become a staple in my prepping plan, something outside the box. I own two sewing machines, one, an old 1940’s cast iron monster, electric, but easily converted to treadle if needed, I stockpile bolts of cloth, canvas, denim, cotton, and fancier weaves and materials. I try to stick to natural materials when possible, but will stick back man made materials too. I can sew anything, from a simple T-tunic, to a pavilion tent. Shelter is going to be an important thing. I know we have plenty of buildings, we look to our bug out locations, and plan for sheltering our families; nomads have lived for centuries in leather and cloth shelters, and there may come a time, when knowing how to create one from scratch, for long term use, is a tool that will be needed.

The lessons I have learned working with various groups also taught me metal working, I can make a knife, a sword, a suit of armor, or – a light weight under armor – that is easy to conceal. Knowledge of how to make armor by hand, from as close to scratch as pulling pieces of wire off a fence, that is something that is going to matter, in the long run. And the tools, not a power tool in the lot. Hacksaw, pliers, a dowel rod, or in my case a steel rod with a hole drilled in the end of it, and you can make an armored shirt in a few days, one that, as tested by one of the groups I worked with, will stop up to a .38 caliber round, and slow the penetration of up to a .44 caliber round, without any welds, without any rivets, and without the use of a single power tool to make it. Do power tools make it easier, absolutely, but the only one – a simple drill.

How much use will it be, to have someone around who can build secure bags and packs, after the ones we use initially wear out. Hand sewing is a good skill, one my husband is actually better at than I am, having the ability to mass produce, even for a small group, will give that group an advantage, if only that their gear is better repaired and replaced than maybe another group out there. And if you know how to create the fabric itself; spinning, weaving, hand looming. Our modern world has a vast amount of resources, but, when the shit hits the fan, those are going to be sources of conflict, if you can create your own, that is just another form of operational security. These are not skills you can just read from a book, but have to be practiced, regularly.

Another thing I learned, and that will be very important even in the first few weeks after the shit hits the fan, especially for those who either have to bug out with bags on their backs, and little else, and for everyone who has finite resources. How to make soap, candles, and other things we are currently stockpiling that will be needed. I remember the first time I made soap, it was for a demonstration one of the groups I was working with was putting on for a university. It was horrible, but successful. I never thought I’d get burn of the steam from the lye out of my eyes.

Bringing everything to the table, no matter how eccentric, or out of the box, it might seem can create a stronger prepping plan, especially if you have the means, and knowledge to create – and trade on that knowledge. We all will have to get through the disaster, and start to rebuild after, and I plan on being able to do both, and knowledge and skills learned doing something I’ve loved for years is one of the huge cornerstones of my family and group’s prepping plan.

Mar 25

Prepper meetup groups in Nevada

 

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Nov 05

Security Ideas for Desert Locales

Posted By:  LVKINGG

I have given some thought to the defensibility of a desert location in a SHTF scenario, and here is a summary of my observations:

Most desert terrain supports sparse vegetation, or at least vegetation that does little to impede visual surveillance. As such, this is both an advantage and a disadvantage to those who wish to defend a homestead/retreat in the desert. For the advantage side, desert terrain generally permits observation over great distances, particularly concerning the approach of vehicles (which usually kick up dust clouds that can be seen for many miles). This makes a surprise assault by hostile forces much more difficult to achieve–when the defenders are vigilant anyway. The principle disadvantage is that the ability to observe over great distances is afforded to the hostiles as well. This means that the defenders must be even more cautious about chosing locations for their structures and employ camouflaging techniques to keep their homesteads/retreats from being spotted by (potential) hostiles.

Another concern about desert terrain is that, unless it is also mountainous, the defenders will have no natural terrain features to prevent an approach to the property from any direction. This means that they must be able to defend against attacks from anywhere in a 360 degree arc! Places with heavy woods, deep/wide/swift rivers and cliffs are more easily defended because approach from at least one direction is effectively blocked (but even these locations will be monitored by prudent defenders). When looking for land, would be homesteaders/retreaters should consider terrain that can ‘funnel’ movement into narrow corridors that are much easier to defend.

If intruders are expected in the area, desert dwellers must practice flawless operations discipline to avoid detection and becoming a target. This includes noise, odor and light discipline. This is because any man-made sights, sounds and smells can be detected over great distances in the desert and give invaders ample time to prepare a plan of attack. Buildings, fences and other tell-tale signs of habitation will attract invaders, so a desert dweller should do whatever possible to minimize the appearance of these structures. Generators running, the sounds of farmstead animals (chickens, cows, sheep, goats and dogs), talking/shouting and music are all audio indicators of habitation, and should be minimized or eliminated to the greatest extent possible if intruders are suspected of being near or in the area. The smells of cooking or other fragrances not natural to the environment can also betray your location, so these must be controlled as best you can. Smoke is not a normal thing to see in a desert environment, and can be seen during daylight for many miles, and any form of man-made light during nighttime will attract intruders from similar distances.

Build your homestead/retreat well off any main roads (especially any that are paved) and if possible out of view from any such roads. While many desert locations are not at risk of large scale movement of potential intruders, any rural areas that lie between cities which have major highways will be at greater risk of intrusion by refugees or looters should the cities ever be evacuated.

Get to know your neighbors and when possible, involve them in your security plans (if you don’t have neighbors, you may want to encourage trusted friends to become neighbors, or join you at your homestead/retreat). Obviously this involves trust, so the sooner you can establish good working relations, the better. Good neighbors can act as an advance warning system, and if they are of similar mindset can assist in the security of your property. When doing so, always promote mutual protection and keep to your word! Desert environments are hard and require a rugged mindset, so having good neighbors can only benefit everyone! Mutual support is the only way to go!

I think this should be enough to get the thread going. I would appreciate any suggestions or constructive criticisms so that we may all benefit!

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Jun 10

Reno Nevada, A Dying Town

A look at Downtown Reno Nevada. Closed casinos and failing businesses are everywhere. It makes you wonder if it can even be saved.

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Mar 07

Nevada Preppers Roll Call – All Preppers Please Check In

The American Preppers Network is conducting a network-wide roll call.  Whether you are a member or not please check in and let us know what you are doing to prepare.

This is a good opportunity to network with other preppers near you.

Nevada Preppers, to respond to the roll call please follow this link:
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Feb 27

Shortages Will Continue In 2011, Largest Manufacturer Suspends Distribution To Smaller Dealers

Mountain House Freeze Dried Foods has announced that their supply shortages will remain until at least the summer of 2011, but may continue to be extended as demand for their emergency preparedness food products is rising well beyond what: Read the rest of this story by following the link: http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-preparedness/freeze-dried-food-update-shortage-will-continue-in-2011-largest-manufacturer-suspends-distribution_02182011

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Jan 22

USDA found to be poisoning bird populations

USDA found to be poisoning bird populations, causing mass die-offs involving millions of birds

(NaturalNews) Not all the mysterious bird die-offs that have been witnessed around the globe recently are due to unexplained causes. A recent mass die-off event witnessed in Yankton, South Dakota was traced back to the USDA which admitted to carrying out a mass poisoning of the birds.

After hundreds of starlings were found dead in the Yankton Riverside Park, concerned citizens began to investigate. Before long, a USDA official called the local police and admitted they had poisoned the birds. “They say that they had poisoned the birds about ten miles south of Yankton and they were surprised they came to Yankton like they did and died in our park,” says Yankton Animal Control Officer Lisa Brasel, as reported by KTIV (http://www.ktiv.com/Global/story.as…).

The USDA then confirmed the story and explained it was all “part of a large killing” in Nebraska. Some of the birds that ate the poison apparently flew all the way to Yankton before succumbing to the poison.

Watch the video yourself, as reported from KTIV:
http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=19157…

USDA mass-murders birds on a regular basis

So why was the USDA poisoning birds in the first place? A Nebraska farmer was apparently complaining that the starlings were defecating in his feed meal. The answer to this conundrum apparently isn’t to cover your feed meal but rather call the USDA and ask them to poison thousands of birds.

The USDA complied, apparently agreeing this was a brilliant idea. So they put out a poison called DRC-1339 and allowed thousands of birds to feed on that poison.

Carol Bannerman from USDA Wildlife Services ridiculously claimed the bird kill was also to protect “human health.”

“We’re doing it to address, in this case, agricultural damage as well as the potential for human health and safety issues,” she said. That’s just a lie, of course. In what universe do starlings pose a threat to human health and safety?

The USDA Wildlife Services website, by the way, is http://www.aphis.usda.gov

The USDA even has a name for this mass poisoning program: Bye Bye Blackbird. Through the use of poisons such as DRC-1339, the USDA has killed more than four million birds over the last several years, reports Truthout (http://www.truth-out.org/bye-bye-bl…).

They even proudly publish an online spreadsheet showing just how many they’ve murdered with poison: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_…

Remember, these are mass bird killings that are funded with your tax dollars. It all makes you wonder whether the government is, in fact, responsible for many of the other mysterious animal deaths that have been reported across the country (and around the globe).

It also makes you wonder: If the federal government thinks nothing of murdering 4 million living, breathing birds, then what else might they be capable of doing out of a total lack of respect for wildlife?

And if the USDA poisons birds because certain groups become too populous, what do you suppose is planned for when human population grows too large?

Friday, January 21, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

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Jan 08

License Plates to Carry Tea Party Symbol

“Don’t Tread on Me” message will be spoken by thousands as they start up there cars and drive down the road. To read more on this story please follow the link below:

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