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  • Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Naval Aviator and Viet Nam POW LTJG Dieter Dengler Documentary)

    04/25/2018 10:44:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Netflix ^ | 1997 | Werner Herzog
    Dieter Dengler (May 22, 1938 – February 7, 2001) was a German-born United States Navy aviator during the Vietnam War and later a private aircraft test pilot and commercial airline pilot. He was one of two survivors, the other being Phisit Intharathat, out of seven prisoners of war (POWs) who escaped from a Pathet Lao prison camp in Laos. He was rescued after 23 days on the run[1] following six months of torture and imprisonment and was the first captured U.S. airman to escape enemy captivity during the Vietnam war.[2][3]
  • Ham / GMRS 400-1000mhz PC board antenna PCB LDPA review by Survival Comms

    04/06/2018 11:25:47 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    SurvivalComms ^ | Jul 29, 2016 | SurvivalComms
    Antenna review by Survival Comms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN-jELK0Wq0
  • Mishaps in the Unforgiving Arctic

    02/28/2018 8:11:47 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 2/28/2018 | C Cocoles
    Crossing the tundra was painful. The constant pounding of hard snow on steel was sending sharp pains up and down my spine, making it miserable. It was cold too, 40 below zero, and the snow was practically gone. The wind had done its job. In the back of my mind I could hear my father, 6,000 miles to the south, talking to me. “Watch what you’re doing,” he would say. And as clear as day, I could also see my son’s face – home, warm, happy and waiting for me. Will I ever get back? Deep down I was scared...
  • All Things Prepping, Simple Living, Back to the Basics [Survival Today, an on going thread]

    02/26/2018 12:12:20 PM PST · by CottonBall · 918 replies
    vanity | 2/26/18 | CottonBall
    I’ve been missing the vast amount of information on prepping, survival, camping, simple cooking, the old ways of doing just about everything – all the things nw_arizona_granny knew so much about and shared with us, along with numerous other posters with a vast array of skills and knowledge. We have our various related-threads here, a recipe thread, a gardening thread, and even a prepper thread. They are all great and I don’t mean to take anything away from those and the hard work their owners put in. But I was missing a place to talk about ALL those things, to...
  • Women Survuve Crisis Better Than Men

    01/10/2018 3:02:14 AM PST · by Makana · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | January 9, 2018 | Duke University
    Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide -- in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical records show that women don't just outlive men in normal times: They're also more likely to survive even in the worst of circumstances, such as famines and epidemics.
  • The M30 Luftwaffe Drilling Survival Weapon

    12/04/2017 9:35:31 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/4/2017 | J Hines
    The M30 Luftwaffe drilling (“triple”) was a survival weapon issued to Luftwaffe pilots during World War II. It was intended to be used in the event that a pilot was shot down, for defense and for hunting game to stay alive until rescue. For maximum versatility the M30 featured two 12 gauge shotgun barrels, and a 9.3x74mmR rifle barrel. They were manufactured by the German firm JP Sauer. If you’re wondering why the rifle looks similar to a hunting rifle. Drilling has been a tradition of high German hunting culture dating back to the 19th century. The drillings were not...
  • Business Is Booming for America’s Survival Food King

    11/22/2017 1:46:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | November 22, 2017 | Amanda Little
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-11-22/business-is-booming-for-america-s-survival-food-king
  • After NYC terror attack, let's use common sense to protect ourselves from radical Islamic terrorists

    11/04/2017 6:38:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Ned Ryun
    We as a nation must disabuse ourselves of the naive notion that somehow our Western values are magically transferred to all newcomers to our shores and embraced and lived by those individuals. The Western values of respect for freedom, human dignity, tolerance and peaceful coexistence – as well as the West’s Judeo-Christian system of thought that gave root to those values – are not respected in many parts of the world. This includes locales like Uzbekistan, and large swaths of Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, North Korea and even Russia. As a result, the only diversity we seem to...
  • REVEALED: Inside the luxury nuclear bunkers wanted by super rich as WW3 threat grows

    10/29/2017 4:16:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | October 29, 2017 | Anthony Blair
    1,000 bunkers will be built by US company Atlas Survival Shelters in the next 12 months, compared to just 50 in the past year. The swanky shelters include cinemas, spas, bars and even underground gardens. Several Brit A-Listers in Hollywood have already snapped up the survival pads, which cost Ł150,000 each. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un's aggressive nuclear programme is driving demand, with most of the new bunkers being built in Japan and South Korea. Donald Trump has increased the pressure on North Korea, warning that there will be war if they don't stop their agressive behaviour. Up to 5,000...
  • 5 Essential Tips for Disaster Preparedness

    09/10/2017 5:08:57 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jeff Sanders
    When it comes to natural disasters, probably everyone is thinking of Hurricane Harvey and its destruction in and around Houston. In addition to that devastation, there are also wildfires raging in southern California and Montana (hundreds of people have had to evacuate). Aside from those terrible disasters, most people don't spend much time thinking about chemical spills, blizzards, tornados, riots, or terrorist attacks. Now that I have your attention, are you taking steps to protect yourself and family in the wake of a disaster?
  • Big brands shun straight, white Britain in their adverts

    08/27/2017 2:27:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Times UK ^ | 8/26/17 | Andrew Ellson, etc
    Advertisers are turning to gay couples and ethnic minorities to sell their products Advertisers are so worried about being accused of racism or homophobia they are shying away from using images of white people and straight couples. Marketing departments are even putting diversity above relevance to their target audience to avoid accusations of bigotry, a survey of 500 companies has found. A third of advertisers questioned said they had used fewer white models and heterosexual couples over the past year. More than a third of these said they were taking this approach to “prevent perceived discrimination”. The findings are likely...
  • Dunkirk

    07/30/2017 6:16:31 AM PDT · by Twotone · 58 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | July 29, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    I liked Christopher Nolan's Interstellar because the bad guy was a fraudulent climate scientist called Dr Mann. So I was hoping Dunkirk might feature a sadistic Gestapo officer called Obergruppenklimatführer Mann. But Dunkirk is not that kind of a war film. Indeed, Christopher Nolan says it's not a war film at all but a survival movie. And in May of 1940 it was not a question merely of individual survival, but of national survival, too. Nolan belongs to the last generation of Britons for whom the word Dunkirk is of mythic proportions. He's pushing fifty, and I find it hard...
  • PCB log periodic dipole array 850mhz -6.5ghz & 2.4ghz panel antennas for ham radio

    07/04/2017 10:14:14 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 29 replies
    SurvivalComms ^ | Apr 12, 2017 | Tamara Wilhite
    Several high quality and cheap PCB antennas demoed for ham radio and survival communications by Survivalcomms You can click here to go to the video.
  • ‘Who should survive?’: Common Core assignment mixes race, religion and lifeboats

    10/19/2013 7:35:16 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 44 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/19/2013 | Twitchy
    Here’s another bizarre school assignment to add to the pile, courtesy of Wisconsin-based talk show host Vicki McKenna. Students are asked to work in groups to choose seven people to save from a shipwreck. To help in their decision, they are given some rudimentary information about each passenger, such as race and religious views. Mr. Blake, for example, is a Mormon who “sympathizes with anti-black views,” while Mr. Newton is a “black power advocated” [sic] who is “suspected of homosexual activity.” You can see the educational value, especially when you take into account Father Frans, a priest who is “often...
  • The Baikal IZH 94 – Russian SHTF Gun

    05/03/2017 10:55:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/3/2017 | J Hines
    While not rare, the Baikal IZH 94 chambered in 12ga AND 7.62×39 is one very cool firearm. This popular Russian survival rifle is sends some pretty sweet firepower downrange. One thing is for sure, the Russians had it right when they put together the Baikal IZH 94 survival rifle. It shoots two drastically different rounds and packs a pretty mean punch. The firearm is capable of shooting a 12 gauge slug and a 7.62×39 round of rifle ammo. The gun itself is pretty sweet looking and boasts two triggers. One of the triggers is in charge of firing the slug...
  • Grizzly Bear Attack

    05/01/2017 8:05:13 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 52 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 5/1/2017 | C Cocoles
    There are many ghost stories to hear about but for this Montana hiker, you'd have live a lifetime of scary tales in a single, death-defying day. Todd Orr survived, but barely and he had a firearm that he chose not to use in respect for the bear. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be attacked by a bear, here's the story in vivid detail as posted on his Facebook: Hello everyone. Thought I should share yesterday morning's Grizzly incident. I took an early morning hike in the Madison valley to scout for elk. Knowing that bears are common...
  • Ham / GMRS 400-1000mhz PC board antenna PCB LDPA

    04/30/2017 2:12:49 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    SurvivalComms Youtube Channel ^ | Jul 29, 2016 | SurvivalComms
    You can click here to see the video.
  • Escaping from Zip Ties - the back

    04/21/2017 7:06:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/21/2017 | J Hines
    Imagine being zip tie behind your back and you had to escape, how would you do this? The best way to overcome any type of restraints is to analyze how it works. Zip ties are tough nylon tape that contains small teeth running lengthwise down on one side, and a ratchet with small teeth embedded in a small open case. The ratchet is molded to have downward pressure to be placed upon it as the tape is run through the open case, once the tape is align with the teeth of the ratchet, it will lock the zip tie. If...
  • When you Gotta Go

    04/17/2017 11:58:05 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 4/17/2017 | S Morstan
    When you're in the woods and you need a place to go, you can at least go comfortably with this wilderness lifehack! Lots of you have probably been putting garbage bags in buckets for this kind of thing (or just been using buckets, you savages), but why not add a little extra luxury for a few added dollars, and put a pool noodle seat on it? You can even hang the paper roll from the handle. One thing I might add, if I were doing this– maybe consider reinforcing the pool noodle with some duct tape if you’re going to...
  • Woman who survived 5 days alone lost in the Grand Canyon describes her ordeal

    03/23/2017 12:27:38 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/23/2017 | Lisa Sivertsen, Jim Scholz, Kelly McCarthy
    A woman who spent five days stranded in the Grand Canyon described the "true panic" of her harrowing experience in an exclusive interview with ABC News. "I was panicking and crying and sobbing - I was a mess," said Amber Vanhecke, 24, about the moment she first realized she was lost without GPS or cell reception. Vanhecke, a college student from Denton, Texas, was sightseeing by herself last week near the southern rim of the Grand Canyon when her GPS instructed her to make a wrong turn, leading her through increasingly tough terrain. An experienced Girl Scout and outdoor adventurer,...