Monday, December 30, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Benjamin Wassell was the first person in New York to be charged under the SAFE Act. He is a father of two and Iraq war veteran. He is 90 percent disabled from his service. He needs help paying for the legal costs to keep him home with his family where he belongs. He is currently facing up to 35 years in prison. If you can possibly help please go to http://www.gofundme.com/2clmcw
Friday, November 15, 2013
I somewhat disagree with number 4 and 5. Water doesn't go bad unless it is contaminated. If it is in a clear container you will be able to see things growing in it that may be otherwise concealed by a container. Keep plastic containers out of the sun, but heat and humidity aren't really a problem with water storage. Other than that, this is pretty good.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
The story takes place in the gulf region of the U.S. after years of hurricanes pounding constantly. I assume this is supposed to be due to climate change but I don't recall it saying specifically. Cohen is the main character. He decided to stay there despite evacuation orders by the government. His wife and unborn child were killed in the beginning of the storms. He lives with their ghosts and tries to finish building a room for the baby as the storms keep knocking it down.
One day as Cohen is on a supply run he tries to help some kids on the side of the road. This is where it starts getting interesting. The kids try to kill him and steel his Jeep. He is left miles from home with nothing. He takes refuge in an old church and contemplates how to get his Jeep back. When he arrives home he finds that he has been robbed. Knowing that the robbers will likely return he grabs some things and leaves.
Cohen sets out to find the people that stole from him. On his way he spots his Jeep at that same church he had stayed in earlier. The man who drove it there was being attacked by a jaguar. Cohen forces the man to tell him where his things are. What he finds is a colony of slaves run by a man with delusions of creating his own perfect world.
From there on it is a story of a constant struggle for survival. I would give this book a thumbs up. The only complaint I have is that there are a few chapters that are flashbacks to his time with his wife that really didn't have much relevance. The price tag on the book says $25 but right now it is $18.02 on Amazon. It is a hardcover with good quality printing and binding. It is also available for Kindle or Audible.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Organized Prepper, LLC is a family run organization based in Texas dedicated to providing information and supplies to those who would like to be more prepared for whatever curve-balls the universe wants to throw at them. Regardless of if you are concerned about a full blown TEOTWAWKI event or just minor power outages or even a stalled car…we want to help you be ready. We’re here to help the “newbie prepper” get going.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Are there any sites that have info about how to comply with building codes and zoning regulations when building a safe home or underground bunker?
Check out the author's website http://www.undergroundhousing.com/ and this video:
Please comment below if you know any more on the topic.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
New York Knife Law for the Survivalist
Definitions of Various Knives under New York Law
A Summary of New York Knife Law
- Pilum ballistic knife
- Switchblade knife
- Gravity knife
Where you Can Find the Law
- People v. Dolson, 530 NYS2d 427 (1987, City Ct)
- People v Zuniga, 759 NYS2d 86 (2003, App Div, 2d Dept)
- In re Jesse QQ., 662 NYS2d 851 (1997, 3d Dept)
- People v. Richards, 869 N.Y.S.2d 731 (2008 N.Y. Misc.)
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Anyway, here is her article about preppers in NY: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Preppers-Being-ready-just-in-case-4508567.php
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
there are some differences between the two. Here are some of the major differences:
Differences in the Way They're Processed
What is Freeze-Dried Food?
Freeze-dried foods are prepared and flash frozen. Then, they go through a drying process.
The entire process removes all of the water from the foods, while freeze-drying the flavors. This gives
these foods the ability to keep all of their natural flavors, nutritional content, vitamins and taste intact.
People have said that these foods have a fresh taste, as if they were just recently prepared.
About 98% of the water content is removed from freeze-dried food. This reduces the weight of the
food significantly, making it simpler to store as well as transport. For example, a chicken weighing 3kg
will only weigh 1kg once the freeze-drying process is complete. These foods can be easily and quickly
rehydrated by simply adding hot water. It's important to note that freeze-drying requires professional
processing, making these foods a bit more expensive than dehydrated foods.
Because so much of the water content is removed, freeze-dried foods can have a shelf life of 25 or
What is Dehydrated Food?
Dehydrated foods are those that were picked at the peak of their ripeness. Then, they are cleansed and
trimmed so that only the prime parts remain. Once this is complete, they are dehydrated for long-lasting
Many experts say that the dehydrating process removes about 75% of the moisture from the foods.
This is done using a dying process that's highly sophisticated. Once dehydrated, the foods are packed
in enameled, heavy-duty cans. They are then sealed with tightly, giving them the longest shelf life
Removing so much water content from the dehydrated foods makes them more compact. This is great
for preppers who have very little storage space for their food insurance. For example, a 24-pound case
of canned foods can weigh between 36-45 ounces in its dehydrated form. It would also come in one
single #10 can. This means that with dehydrated foods, you can yield about double the amount of food
for the same cost of regular canned foods.
Because about 25% of the water remains in dehydrated foods, they can have a shelf life of up to eight
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
I don't know how that could be misinterpreted, but apparently Andrew Cuomo and most of our legislators do. That is why it is great that we have people like NYSRPA around. If you haven't already, check them out and if you can, donate. If you are so inclined, become a member.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
You don’t know when an emergency may hit you or when a national emergency might
befall your area. Most people fall short of being prepared whenever something like this
happens and that is exactly what we want to avoid. That’s why even in times when
there’s no imminent danger of being caught in a calamity or any kind of emergency, you
should still be prepared and ready for whatever situation that might come.
Get enough food stored
Stored food for emergencies should be the first thing that you have to think about since
food supply might be scarce during an emergency or a calamity. On the onset of an
emergency, make sure that you have enough supply of ready-to-eat food for your family
(at least a week’s supply) that you will get the nourishment that you need. Also consider
that you need water in the process and having enough portable water jugs ready will
help you carry them faster. If you want to stay nourished with your family, make sure
that you have stored food for emergencies right in your cupboard. It beats having to wait
and depend on dole outs!
Make sure a medical kit is ready
Having injuries and being sick during an emergency may happen and it pays to be
ready with the proper cure than let a little cut cause a sever infection. Your medical kit
should include basic medicines like paracetamol, antibiotic, loperamide and amoxicillin.
You should also include cotton balls, hydrogen peroxide, betadine, forceps, gauze,
medical tape, scissors and some cloth strips for a tourniquet if you can. You would
need those medicines especially when you’re moved to an evacuation center where
everything is for public use: drinking stations, toilets, and even places to sleep. It’s not
really sanitary so you need medical reinforcements if ever you or one of the members of
your family catches a flu, cuts themselves or requires any first aid attention.
Prepare back-ups for communication
If you have your phones, always make sure that they are fully charged so you can
communicate with the outside world when you get stuck. Having a satellite phone would
be better as it won’t rely on local carriers. Stash an extra battery if you can and make
sure that you use your phone only for important and emergency purposes. Keep a
portable radio that may be recharged and battery-powered so that you’ll stay in touch
with the news even when there’s no electricity.
Remember to keep a list of possible evacuation areas. Being prepared a step ahead will
always work to your advantage and knowing exactly what to do in emergency situations
would help you and your family make your way to safety.
About the Author
Adeline is a food preparation expert from Orange County. If you like her articles about
preparing stored food for emergencies, please visit DailyBread.com.
American Red Cross: Prepare Your Home and Family;
United States Department of Labor: Emergency Preparedness and Response;
72 Hours: Are You Prepared?;
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013
This is a guest post from someone whom I know as Empress Of Drac.
Basic Survival Guideline during Tsunamis
The images of the 2004 Asian Tsunami gave everyone with a television terrifying insights to the damage and destruction tsunamis can cause. This tsunami, one of the greatest modern natural disasters, resulted in over 200,000 people missing and dead.
Earthquakes and Tsunamis
The primary cause of a tsunami is an earthquake. The Asian Tsunami of 2004 was caused by the second largest recorded earthquake ever, a 9.3 on the Richter scale. Like their primary cause, tsunamis can occur at any time, in any coastal area and in any season. Depending on the location of the causal quake, warning times for a pending tsunami can be from minutes to hours. There may be a warning of a pending tsunami by an unnatural rise or fall of waters along the coastline.
When it does arrive, a tsunami is actually a succession of waves, not one tidal wave. The pressure of the waves pushes great quantities of water from the ocean onto the shore. Water will rush up rivers and tidal areas, often resulting in damage miles inland.
Preparation for Tsunamis
Disaster preparedness for people living in coastal areas should include preparation for surviving tsunamis. It surprises many to learn that over 350 people have been killed in the 24 tsunamis that have struck the U.S. in the past 24 years. Since significant earthquakes can occur anywhere and anytime, no coastal areas are immune from the threat.
The speed of tsunamis means that if you see a wave coming, you are too late; it isn't possible to outrun it. This reality puts immense importance on advance planning. Understanding how and when tsunami warnings are used in your community is a first step. High ground (at least 100 feet) is really the only protection against the onrushing waters. Plan evacuation routes from work, school and home. Routes should be chosen that get to high ground in the shortest period of time. At the first notice of an earthquake that might generate a tsunami in the area, begin the evacuation process.
Because of the overwhelming damage of a tsunami, it is highly desirable to have an evacuation kit placed in an accessible place on high ground. Short of that, a tsunami survival kit will have to be light and very portable for rapid evacuation. An emphasis should be given to mobile phones, food, flashlights (with extra batteries) and basic medicines. Lightweight food packets such as those available at foodinsurance.com provide the most meals for weight carried. Also, include waterproof copies of personal identification, carried by each individual.
Disaster relief for a tsunami can be expected rapidly in all but the most remote areas. That puts the importance on being able to feed your family during the first 24 hours after the disaster.
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