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I bought a new property to shoot primitive technology videos on. The new area is dense tropical rainforest with a permanent creek. Starting completely from scratch, my first project was to build a simple dome hut and make a fire. First, I took some wood, Abroma mollis, for fire sticks. I knapped a small stone blade and used it to strip the fire sicks. Palm fibre was then taken for the tinder. The fire stick kit was then placed under a palm leaf to keep it out of the rain.
Next, a stone from the creek was fashioned into a simple hand axe. This was used to cut a staff that was used to clear a path to the hut location. The location for the hut was a clearing densely crowded by native raspberry. This was then cleared using the staff and a small 2.5 m circle was levelled ready for building.
Eight 2.75 m long saplings were cut using the hand axe and brought to the site. Eight holes about 25 cm deep were hammered into the ground in a circle 2.5 m in diameter and the saplings were then planted in. The tops were brought together at the top and tied with vine. A door lintel stick was lashed to the front about 75 cm off the ground giving a low door way.
A stone flake was used to cut about 600 palm fronds. These were split and lashed horizontally to the frame creating a thatched dome. Mosquitoes are a real problem here so a fire was lit. The fire sticks from before had a hole carved in the base boards and had a notch carved to let the powder pour out.
The spindle was twirled in the socket and smoking powder poured out producing a hot coal. This then ignited the palm fibre tinder. The fire was transferred to the hut and a small hearth was made of stones. The fire makes a big difference in the number of mosquitoes which seem unable to tolerate the smoke. The dome was completed up to the top and a small cap was made from lawyer cane and fronds to place on the top to keep rain out. When not in use the cap can be removed to let in more light like a sky light.
Finally wood was cut for a bed. This consisted of wooden stakes hammered into the ground at the back of the hut behind the fire pit. Part of the bed frame is attached to the sapling uprights that form the dome. This works ok without the frame shaking too much due to the low attachment point of the bed. Wooden boards were then placed on this and were covered with palm fibre for bedding. Firewood is stored just inside the entrance on the left side of the door looking in. The bed sits behind the fire pit so smoke and flames deter insects or large animals reaching the occupant. Fire sticks and tools are kept just inside the right sid...
I apologize if this topic has been had in these forums already.
I'm realizing now how poor an idea it is to rely on 223/5.56, x39,
9mm, .45acp, etc. when SHTF. Seeing all that common ammo that's
supposed to be 'widely available during SHTF' be wiped off the
shelves suggests otherwise.
Obviously the answer is to stock up, or reload (or both) and have yourself taken care of for a year or two..or more. Shooting happened on 12/9. Shelves began to empty the following Wednesday (19th)....
Common ammo availability if SHTF
In your search for an electric grain mill, you inevitably see two front runners: the medium-priced, quick, and powerful , and the . Both are great for households, will deal with any grain, and make enough flour for a loaf of bread quite quickly. But which is the best? Lets find out. Why have an. . . Read More
Acid Reflux Off The Grid In this high-stress world, you probably know someone who suffers from G.E.R.D. (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). Gastro- refers to your stomach; -esophageal refers to the tube that runs from it to your throat. Acid reflux is essentially acid that escapes the stomach and can go all the way up to your throat. G.E.R.D. is a severe form of acid reflux that can ruin a persons quality of life. Normally, an area called the lower esophageal sphincter
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Its the most
wonderful violent time of the
As the Sheeple lined up and mobbed retail stores after Thanksgiving dinner and early Friday morning for deals to kick off the holiday season, one person has already been shot, fights have shut down malls, and a baby (!) was hit with a shoe.
Many people lost all sense of perspective as they got caught up in it at Walmart, Macys, and other stores during this grim holiday tradition in American stupidity.
Police had to step in to break up this madness..the crowd was threatened with Tasers and pepper spray
Videos of fights are being posted on social media by the minute, and #BlackFridayFights is already trending on Twitter. Users are uploading footage of what theyve witnessed so far today
JUST IN: @HooverPD say they responded to several reports of fights at the Galleria Thursday night. Heres video of one incident outside the Buckle store. More on @WBRCnews this morning. pic.twitter.com/UZEZQGykGE
Clare Huddleston (@Fox6Clare) November 24, 2017...
At the beginning of the year as the President was assuming office, I penned a piece that focused upon the need for the President to clean house regarding the Administration, and putting Congress in its place. I also stressed the need for him to run a tight ship, as the midterm elections of Congress in 2018 are going to determine the success of his term. As it stands, things do not look very promising. RINO (Republicans in Name Only) members of Congress have derailed his efforts on everything from Obamacare to Border Control. Every effort the President has initiated has met with dogged resistance.
Who are these resistors? To be sure, many of them can be found ensconced within levels of government or government-influenced positions where said position is not necessarily determined or changed by an incoming administration. An example of how this happens is Ben Bernanke, appointed to head the Federal Reserve under George W. Bush, and kept in place by Obama until 2014 when Yellen stepped into the spot.
The prime example of an infestation are the holdovers from the Obama administration in the State Departmentthe same department boasting such winners as Victoria Nuland and Hillary Clinton. The State Department that almost singlehandedly (with the help of Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain) toppled the government of Ukraine via coup dtat, as well as enabling the Arab Spring to unfold.
The recent malfeasance by the State Department will be revelatory, and will tell where President Trump is heading. One possibility that has not been mentioned is with a Merovingian policy, one could feign the forces arrayed against him are too strong to defeat. In reality, the Neo-Merovingian would only be giving the appearance of disagreeing with the course of the stream. Time will tell, but in the meantime, look at this out of Breitbart released on 11/22/17 with the title in the first line:
The U.S. State Department has courted controversy by announcing it will plough $700,000 into Hungarian media, angering the countrys anti-globalist, conservative government.
The funding was announced by U.S. Charg dAffaires David Kostelancik, who has previously appeared to openly criticize the Trump administration by alluding to apparent inconsistencies in [U.S.] foreign pol...
If you dont want to spend too much on pocket knives but do not want to sacrifice the quality for a lower price tag, then youll be happy to know that getting the right pocket knife is possible. Read on and find out the best pocket knives you can get under $15!
We all know the value of knives in our daily grind. Other than making our task a lot easier to complete, it is also a notable self-defense weapon when the situation requires it. Most of us carry pocket knives every day as a part of our EDC gears. So if youre looking for a decent quality folding knife at a price that wont even leave a crack in the bank, then continue reading. Below is a list of affordable pocket knives that will serve as a reliable companion for your everyday adventure.
Weve all heard that saying, The American dream. I remember hearing it when I was young. Now many decades later I wonder what it means today and how it has changed. I suspect that the notion of the American dream brings differing thoughts from various people. But just what is it? And what is it thats unique about the American part? As I write this Im not going to research and websearch the topic. Instead Im simply going to refer to my own opinion. I believe that the American dream as originally presented generally relates to how an American has
Try and understand that this list can be changed and modified to fit the needs of a family and their idiosyncrasies. Each family is different and unique in terms of physical conditioning, skill-sets, geographic location, and family demographics, there will be different challenges facing each family even in the same disaster.
These are tasks that all the family membersthe ones able physically, mentally, and chronologicallyshould be proficient in. Lets do it!
As my wife will verify, I do a lot of things in the kitchen, but baking is not normally one of them. Well yesterday, I felt like baking some fresh bread so I decided to make some bannock. Learning how to make bannock has been on my list of things to learn for a while.
Bannock seems to have originated in Scotland, but it became very popular in the wilds of Canada and the American West. It is easy to make and does not even require a pan to cook it. Kids would enjoy learning how to make Bannock bread, as it can be cooked directly on the hot coals.
I cheated a bit and made mine in the kitchen on the stove. It is an easy way to have hot fresh bread in under thirty minutes. Youll need the following ingredients.
Throw the ingredients into a bowl and mix; you want the dough stiff enough to stick together. The dough was formed into a large patty between 1 and 2 inches thick. I then threw it in a cast iron frying pan that I had heated some oil in. The dough cooked on one side until I could flip it like a pancake. The backside was then cooked until I could stick a fork in it and it came out clean. The bread was hot, fresh and delicious.
The bannock may have a few burned spots on the exterior by the time it is cooked, but it will be good on the interior. Now the same recipe can be used outdoors without a pan. Just lay your bread patty directly on the hot coals. When the bottom is done, flip it. When the bread is finished brush the ashes off and enjoy.
Give them their daily..............bread?
Catholic School Forced To Cover Up (Accidentally) Inappropriate Statue of Saint
I keep telling people to save money and follow holiday sales since its the best time of the year to buy the stuff you need. Since buying gear for our prepping plans is not cheap, we should make smart choices. Black Friday deals are everywhere and you can buy the supplies you need or gear ... Read more...
The post Black Friday Deals You Shouldnt Miss Gifts For Preppers! was written by Bob Rodgers and appeared first on Prepper's Will.
Thanksgiving off grid workshop making candles!
Living off grid for most means solar power for light to see when darkness falls and solar means sun. But when living in norther or southern latitudes the sun does not visit long and is often obscured by snow, rain, or a few clouds. We can not rely totally on solar and so we become creative to stay out of the dark. On this Thanksgiving day we went to the office/workshop to make candles.
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Yogurt has a lot of health benefits and is quite easy to make. Here are some of the advantages of doing it yourself followed up with how to do it and how to turn it into delicious yogurt cheese. Its easy It takes very little time make yogurt so you can fit it in a. . . Read More
These winter bug out bag essentials are your best weapons when caught in the fangs of the biting cold. Scroll down and check out the items you need to include in survival pack!
Preparing for a winter bug out bag is a necessary thing to do since we do not really know what can happen during this cold and gloomy season. It is always best if we are totally prepared should the inevitable or the unexpected occurs. Being cold and wet introduces a whole new set of dangerous and potentially fatal consequences. That is why having a bug out bag which contains all the items you need to survive a disaster for at least 72 hours is an absolute must. Here are the winter bug out bag essentials you should consider when packing.
Carrying a small ax or a hatchet in your winter bug out bag is advantageous especially when you need to cut wood for fire or building a shelter. It can also be a self-defense weapon when SHTF. Choose a hatchet or an ax that has a forged steel head with sturdy and durable handles.
When youre out for a winter activity such as camping or hiking, having a waterproof bivy sack can guarantee you a warm, good night sleep. It is basically a slip on cover for your sleeping bag thus providing you more warmth and protection from the harshness of the cold. Other than that, it is much easier and lighter to carry compared to tents. But if youre a bit claustrophobic then a waterproof tent is more suitable. You can also bring a tarp which will serve as an additional shelter or cover.
We are working on making it much easier to use VeraCrypt in
We want to test our design with users to make sure that it is really easy to use. We are looking for users of either VeraCrypt, Tails, or both.
Don't be shy! It will be a great opportunity to contribute to world-class privacy software like Tails, even if you have little or no knowledge of Tails or VeraCrypt.
The tests will take place in Berlin (Wedding) on Friday 7, Saturday 8, and Sunday 9 of December in the afternoon....
Berliners, come test new features with us and get a T-shirt!
(Sweet Potato Glaze) Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As we celebrate this Thanksgiving Day, I have 3 questions for you: 1. What are you thankful for this time around? 2. What are your favorite side dishes with your Turkey? 3. What is your favorite desert afterwards? My answers: 1. Mrs.J and I are thankful for our health. Were trying a bit harder this year Also thankful for having good friends and neighbors where we live. After helping with the neighbors pig harvest yesterday, thankful to be in for 1/2 a hog. Thankful that the metal roof got put on the
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Undoubtedly those who prep already understand that most people are not even remotely prepared for disaster. Even a temporary power outage is enough to stir panic in the general population, who typically have less than three days of food and scant supplies for dealing with emergencies. Most will turn quickly turn to government for help, relying on a system that may not be able to save them.
Given that the system has many vulnerabilities, from the faltering economic system to the threat of an EMP, there is wisdom in preparing for worst particularly given the dependence upon the Internet and technology for daily life.
Increasingly, digital payments, largely hinged on Internet and Wi-Fi connections, are how commerce is done and the general public has no clue what to do if that all stops.
The Mirror reports:
When the ATMs stop running or the internet goes down, theyll be the ones that make it out alive.
If anything to do with the internet goes down, half the planet will come to a standstill, Steve told Mirror Online, citing the fact that we work, bank and socialise online in the 21st century. 99% of your life relies on technology.
He recognises that many of these apocalyptic scenarios wont come to pass, but calmly suggests its better to be safe than sorry.
He also suggests limiting your reliance on technology, filling up a couple of spare jerrycans with petrol and learning how to filtrate water. Seasons can also play a part if its cold, how are you going to heat your house?
Go home and try it, Steve said. Turn of all your electrics. Try it for an hour. Or a week, and see how you get on. Have you got anything in the house that will let you keep on living without power?
Back up generators that run on gas or diesel are typically good options only for short-term emergencies spanning a couple of days. They are expensive to run, and gas supplies are unlikely to be available during a collapse or even a serious power outage.
In the post Weinstein world we now find ourselves in we have seen dozens and dozens of prominent figures in Hollywood, politics, and the media be accused of a wide range of sexual attacks on women.
From groping all the way to rape, powerful establishment figures are being outed as sexual predators across the country, with the mainstream media declaring that all accusers must, at least initially, be believed.
Amazingly, at the same time, mainstream media talking heads have either specifically ignored the numerous allegations against Bill Clinton or actually claimed that his accusers are discredited and cannot be believed. (Keep in mind all other accusers are automatically assumed to be telling the truth.)
With that being said, it was only a matter of time before that dam broke as well and now, with a series of explosive comments by an Obama and Clinton ally, one can hope that Bill Clinton may finally be brought to justice with Hillary forever shamed for her role in attacking the women who came forward.
In an interview conducted on a CNN podcast by former Obama chief adviser David Axelrod, former Obama Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius opened up about the cover-up and subsequent attacks on the women who accused then President Clinton in the 1990s.
Not only did people look the other way, but they went after the women who came forward and accused him, Sebelius stunningly detailed. Keep in mind this is a fact that the alternative media has reported on literally hundreds and hundreds of times while being attacked as right-wing conspiracy theorists for doing so.
And so it doubled down on not only bad behavior but abusive behavior. And then people attacked the victims, Sebelius continued.
Sebelius made clear that her criticism extends directly to Hillary Clinton herself who was widely known to be the driving force behind the attacks on her husbands accusers.
An article written about the podcast by CNN couldnt hide from the fact that this is absolutely Hillarys problem as well.
Sebelius extended her criticism to Hillary Clinton, and...
Yeah... I put this here in Bushcraft... Why????
Because in my "silly ole bear" mind... seems pretty fitting...
Our forefathers and foremothers made tons of bread... no bread machines, no bakeries or instant yeast... seems like centuries ago... someone figured out how to grab that out of the air... go figure...
Seems pretty primitive and "survival like" to me...
and making bread is actually one of things on my "bucket list"... Including all the guy things... A guy...
My Bread Journey - Sourdough and Others
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