Keyword: survivalist

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Beer Can: the Ultimate Survival Stove

    06/29/2016 12:33:07 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 6/29/2016 | M Alpert
    Adventurer Tom Allen and his friend demonstrates how to make a stove with the minimal materials. Beer Can Get a beer can or any aluminum can, the larger the better and have a knife or a pair scissors. Cut the top of beer can at the top ridge.Cut beer can in half and get it to 2-3 inches high on both can.Dent the bottom half can with a knife all the way around, when done place the top piece together.Make a little hole with the thumbtackPour some rubbing alcohol into the and light it up, now you’re ready to start...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    04/08/2016 1:37:59 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 13 replies
    Myself | April 8,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone, it is time to once again to open our mind/s to the realms of saving our & families arse/s when things go from bad to worse. I would have posted up last week, but I & my family were under the weather, so I had to play nurse to the 3 of us. So now let us discuss property management. For me, we have 5 acres here in eastern central Mo. by the mighty Mississippi River [way above the flood plains too]. But about 1/3 of my property is over grown with trees & invasive plants. And in...
  • Looming Threat of Extreme Solar Storms Prompts White House Response

    11/12/2015 5:41:36 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 42 replies ^ | November 12, 2015 | Michael Kuhne
    In the late summer of 1859, an extreme geomagnetic storm bombarded the planet, igniting the ghostly, emerald lights of the aurora across skies as far south as Cuba. These powerful solar eruptions of magnetized plasma hitting the Earth caused telegraph wires to spark, disabled communications and set fire to several telegraph offices, according to NASA In the modern world, the threat of space weather is far greater as storms like the Carrington Event of 1859 pose a risk to interconnected power grids, airline operations, satellites and communications networks across the globe. "The overall goal is to ensure that the nation...
  • Lights Out: Has Ted Koppel Become a 'Rightwing' Survivalist?

    11/03/2015 11:21:42 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 3, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember when, not so long ago, much of the Mainstream Media was mocking people who stocked up on emergency supplies ("preppers") in case of a catastrophe as a bunch of "rightwing" survivalist kooks wearing tinfoil hats? Well, it now appears that Ted Koppel is wearing a tinfoil hat because he is warning about a possible apocalyptic catastrophe that could knock out the nation's power grid for up to two years and is recommending that people stock up on emergency supplies. Such recommendations are made in his recently published book, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. We shall...
  • Prepping for Doomsday

    10/30/2015 8:15:52 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/30/2015 | C Cocoles
    Scott Hunt has no interest in building a bomb out of a paper clip, but as a survivalist prepper, Hunt savors the idea of being somewhat of a MacGyver-type. Thats what I do, says Hunt a professional prepper who is a mentor to the survivalists preparing for the worst on the National Geographic Channel series, Doomsday Preppers. Hunt is among the growing number of Americans who want to thrive when the unexpected happens. We've seen recent natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast, Super Storm Sandy along the Atlantic Seaboard and devastating tornadoes throughout the Central Plains. What...
  • Building a Tiled Roof Hut (From Scratch...Video via You Tube)

    09/06/2015 12:23:33 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 8 replies ^ | September 4, 2015 | Primitive Technology
    From the video description: Published on Sep 4, 2015 I built this tiled roof hut in the bush using only primitive tools and materials. The tools I used have been made in my previous videos. It should be pointed out that I do not live in the wild and that this is just a hobby. It should be obvious to most that this is not a survival shelter but an experiment in primitive building technology. To cut and carve wood I used the celt stone axe and stone chisel made in this video: carry water and make fire I...
  • This Eye-Opening Infographic Shows How Prepared Every State Is For A Natural Disaster

    11/29/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    BI ^ | 11-29-2014 | Matt Johnston
    Matt Johnston November 29, 2014The folks at have put together some crucial data about how safe we all are in one big and wonderful infographic. The first graphic below shows a map of the United States and the disasters most likely to hit certain parts of the country. also poured through the data to look at how each state is prepared for disaster. This is measured by each state's disaster budget per capita according to The results are very telling. Texas is in the worst shape, according to this data. They are ranked as the least safe...
  • Suspect in state trooper ambush believed to be toying with police

    09/25/2014 12:23:44 PM PDT · by dware · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09.25.2014 | Fox News
    The suspect in the deadly Pennsylvania state trooper ambush earlier this month has been leaving a trail for police and, at times, wears adult diapers to enable him to hunker down for long periods of time like a sniper, police said Thursday.
  • Syrian woman survives 700 days trapped in house

    06/11/2014 2:17:35 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 11th 2014 | Diaa Hadid
    Over the course of the 700-day blockade, her world shrunk to her living room and her kitchen. She survived by eating plants and reading books. She refused to look in the mirror, because seeing her withered state might break her spirit. Zeinat Akhras, a 65-year-old pharmacist, still bears the effects of nearly two years trapped in her home, surrounded by rebel fighters during the government's siege on the ancient quarters of the central Syrian city of Homs. She's still a wispy 38 kilograms (83 pounds), even after gaining four kilograms (eight pounds) since the blockade ended in early May with...
  • 12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America

    03/30/2014 6:07:39 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 3-30-2014 | Michael Snyder
    12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America By Michael Snyder on March 30th, 2014 Why are fault lines and volcanoes all over North and South America suddenly waking up? Are we moving into a time when major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will become much more common? For the past several decades, we have been extremely fortunate to have experienced a period of extremely low seismic activity along the west coast of the United States. You see, the west coast lies right along the infamous Ring of Fire. Approximately 75 percent of...
  • Dragon Day - The American Dream Has Been Repossessed

    11/11/2012 7:49:28 AM PST · by Chode · 5 replies ^ | 11/11/2012 | Chode
    STORY When out-of-work techie Duke Evans and his family try to rebuild their lives in a remote mountain town, their own version of the American Dream is cut short as planes begin falling from the sky and all power, communications and transportation suddenly stops working. Caught in an unprecedented cyberattack that signifies the end of the U.S. as we know it, Duke and his family must use all their wits and the unlikely help of an illegal immigrant, to survive this frighteningly realistic scenario where water, food and time are running out.Dragon Day Dragon Day is an independent film that...
  • 38 Survival Downloads and Handbooks – Pioneering, SHTF

    11/10/2012 4:51:46 PM PST · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    Pakalert Press ^ | 11/10/12 | TRUTHER
    Some good stuff at link!
  • Obama Has Stolen $5.3 Trillion From Our Children In Order To Make Himself Look Good

    08/30/2012 8:35:17 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    TEC ^ | 8-30-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Obama Has Stolen $5.3 Trillion From Our Children In Order To Make Himself Look GoodMichael SnyderAugust 30, 2012 Barack Obama has destroyed the future of America in order to improve his chances of winning the next election. Under Obama, 5.3 trillion dollars has been ruthlessly stolen from our children and our grandchildren. That money has been used to pump up the debt-fueled false prosperity that we have been experiencing. When the U.S. government borrows money that it does not have from someone else (such as China) and spends that money into the economy it is going to make our economic...
  • Here it is: An effective plan to convince your loved ones to prepare

    06/23/2012 6:50:19 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    Survival Mom ^ | 11/15/11 | David Nash
    Any person who has begun to seriously prepare has had to make compromises between current wants and future needs, how much to spend on preparations, and how many people to stock supplies for. If you’re married, you need to have a spouse that shares your concerns or you’re going to fight over every #10 can the mailman delivers. I don’t need to go into detail on how much you should store, how to store it, or what makes the cut on your List of Lists. The purpose of this article is to help communicate the need to prepare with those...
  • 10 Disturbing SHTF Threats that most Preppers Haven’t Prepared For

    06/23/2012 7:47:45 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 133 replies
    1. No Law Enforcement 2. Fake Law Enforcement 3. Law Enforcement and the Military Will Try to Take Your Guns. 4. Gangs & Raiders 5. You need to be able to Defend Yourself. 6. Garbage will become a Killer. 7. You have to Stock up on Sanitation Items 8. Maintaining a Positive Mental Attitude during a Survival Situation 9. You must be prepared to face a number of physical and mental challenges. 10. You will be cut off from the outside World.
  • First Things First: Key Questions Facing The Beginning Prepper

    05/16/2012 4:47:01 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5-15-20124 | Mac Slavo - Norse Prepper
    First Things First: Key Questions Facing The Beginning Prepper Norse Prepper May 16th, 2012 SHTFplan The following article has been generously contributed by Norse Prepper. SHTF Plan Editor’s Note: While there may be three million Americans preparing for a paradigm shift which promises to change our very way of life, that leaves roughly 99% of our population that has failed to take any serious steps to insulate themselves from catastrophe. Earlier this week we asked “How Horrific Will It Be For the Non-Prepper?”, in which we detailed the disastrous consequences that await those who will get blindsided by a widespread...
  • Bunkers, Food, Armor: Disaster Prep Hits Mainstream

    04/10/2012 10:01:25 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 7, 2012 | Bob Owens
    I’m not sure when the tipping point occurred, but at some point recently the “prepper” movement exploded and became mainstream. Preppers are folks who detect the possibility of calamity and decide to increase their odds of surviving it by putting aside supplies. “Putting things by” — essential throughout most of humanity’s existence — was common in the United States up until advances in transportation logistics brought about the “just in time” shipping model. Suddenly, we could get almost any supplies delivered fresh and year-round to massive community stores. What our grandparents called “lean times” became a thing of the past...
  • After The Collapse – Who Will Your Neighbors Be?

    11/05/2011 5:39:11 PM PDT · by blam · 89 replies · 1+ views
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-4-2011 | Brandon Smith
    After The Collapse – Who Will Your Neighbors Be? Brandon Smith November 4th, 2011 This article has been contributed by Brandom Smith of Alt Market, an organization that facilitates networking, local community action, and the exchange of knowledge and ideas and promotes decentralization, localism, and the de-globalization of human economic systems. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr. William Stockton celebrates yet another birthday surrounded by family and friends in the midst of a grand suburban paradise. The party is warm, and the evening is filled with joy and merriment. These people singing his praises, laughing and imbibing generous amounts of spirits, are neighbors...
  • Preppers Shall Inherit the Earth: Unconventional Times Require Unconventional Solutions *Micro Doc*

    09/11/2011 9:42:04 AM PDT · by Errant · 39 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 11th, 2011 | Mac Slavo
    This latest micro documentary from New America Now discusses the many problems facing modern day American society, namely the US Dollar, our country’s ever growing debt, rising prices and the crisis that will ensue as a result – and how you can survive and thrive.
  • Home prices hit pre-boom levels in 14 US cities

    03/29/2011 2:20:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/29/11 | ap, ANNA HERRON and DEREK KRAVITZ
    NEW YORK (AP) - Damage from the housing bust is spreading to areas once thought to be immune. In at least 14 major U.S. metro areas, prices are now at 2003 levels—when the housing bubble was just starting to inflate. Prices will likely fall further this year, making many people reluctant to buy or sell. That would push down sales and prices more. The depressed housing industry is slowing an economy that has shown strength elsewhere. And it's starting to hurt those who bought years before the housing boom began. In some cities, people who have paid their mortgages for...
  • Nearly 25% of mortgage applications rejected

    04/06/2011 7:57:36 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 96 replies
    During the housing boom, anyone who could fog a mirror could get a mortgage. Today, only highly qualified borrowers can get financing — let alone the best rates. The latest data from the Federal Reserve shows that nearly a quarter of people who apply for loans are turned down. “Good borrowers with one or two blemishes on their credit are being denied credit,“ said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors. The denial rates tell only half the story. Many potential buyers aren’t even applying for loans because they assume they can’t get one — even with...
  • House Prices in Free Fall. Homes likely to lose 1/4 of their real value in next 4 years.

    04/14/2011 8:17:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/14/2011 | Howard Richman, Raymond Richman, and Jesse Richman
    The latest house price data (the S&P Case-Shiller index) shows a clear downward trend for the most recent six months, as shown in the graph below: The next graph shows how this year's data fits in with the long-term trend.  It is clear that the house price bubble, which began in 1997 and peaked in 2006, has not yet finished popping: How We Got Here The black stars in the above graph highlight 1951 and 1997, the two years when Congress changed how the capital gains tax applies to home sales.  The first change produced 46 years of wealth...
  • Vibrant to Vacant: Mall Vacancies Highest in 11 Years; Online Retail Sales Hit 12%

    04/10/2011 7:41:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies ^ | 4/10/11 | Mike "Mish" Shedlock
    Online retail sales keep climbing, big box retailers keep wondering what to do with all their space, and small stores struggle to survive at all. As a result of that nasty brew, Malls Face Surge in Vacancies. Mall vacancies hit their highest level in at least 11 years in the first quarter, new figures from real-estate research company Reis Inc. showed. In the top 80 U.S. markets, the average vacancy rate was 9.1%, up from 8.7%. The outlook is especially bad for strip malls and other neighborhood shopping centers. Their vacancy rate is expected to top 11.1% later this year,...
  • No Spring Break in Housing: Prices Likely to Keep Falling

    04/05/2011 7:01:44 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4 April 2011 | John Melloy
    Housing prices will not get a Spring bounce and will actually fall during the industry’s historically best season as buyers continue to wait for that elusive “housing bottom,” according to surveys and analysis by two top Wall Street firms. “Our monthly survey of real estate agents indicated a decline in buyer traffic in March, as buyers chose to wait for more signs of balance in the market,” said Credit Suisse’s Daniel Oppenheim, who surveyed 1,200 real estate agents from across the country. “We would expect additional weakness in pricing, as sellers will likely attempt to use price to sell their...
  • You Might Be a Survivalist If…

    04/01/2011 7:58:57 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 31 replies
    The Survival Mom ^ | 2009 - 2011 | thesurvivalmom
    You Might Be a Survivalist If… You have a cookbook all about Spam. You consider your extra large ham radio antenna as “broadband”. You know how to cook leather. You’ve ever been on a Soviet “Potential Threat” list. SWAT has ever asked to borrow a few of your guns. Your new girlfriend comes over for the first time, and when she walks into the living room, the first thing she sees is your CHL regulation Man sized target with 50 holes in the chest area. Your dog has more Emergency Rations than 95% of the U.S. population. You’re the first...
  • Loaf of wheat bread may soon cost $23 due to skyrocketing food price inflation.

    11/08/2010 8:34:20 AM PST · by TaraP · 86 replies
    Natural News ^ | November 7th, 2010
    (NaturalNews) Within a decade, a loaf of wheat bread may cost $23 in a grocery store in the United States, and a 32-oz package of sugar might run $62. A 64-oz container of Minute Maid Orange Juice, meanwhile, could set you back $45.71. This is all according to a new report released Friday by the National Inflation Association which warns consumers about the coming wave of food price inflation that's about to strike the western world. "For every economic problem the U.S. government tries to solve, it always creates two or three much larger catastrophes in the process," said Adams....
  • Artist Builds Backyard Survival Shelter, Homemade Shotgun Robot

    08/31/2010 8:18:59 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 42 replies · 2+ views ^ | 8/31/10 | Michael B. Dougherty
    Artist Chad Person wasn't about to sit idly by and wait for the coming robot-zombie apocalypse, so he dug up his Albuquerque, N.M., backyard and built himself a custom survival shelter. Dubbed RECESS (Resource Exhaustion Crisis Evacuation Safety Shelter), Person's project isn't some wonky, conceptual-art stunt, but a genuine reaction to these uncertain times, just like the growing Prepper Movement. "The short answer is fear. Just purely fear," says Person when Asylum asked him why he spends his weekends designing bulletproof doors. Person had recently achieved the adult trifecta of wife-baby-house and found his protective instincts kicking into high gear...
  • The One-Hour Meltdown

    06/06/2010 11:52:21 PM PDT · by Windflier · 102 replies · 182+ views
    How to Survive Hard Times ^ | July 22, 2009 | Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
    Introduction The following is just my opinion. It is nothing more than my opinion. I have nothing to substantiate or prove any aspect of my opinion. My opinion is simply the logical conclusion of a law-abiding sixty-year old Christian grandfather who has both an engineering degree and an M.B.A. degree and who has seen both good times and hard times during his life. The Current Situation: At the present time every nation in the entire world is facing serious financial and social stress. If only a few nations were involved then it might be possible to contain the upcoming meltdown...
  • Prepare NOW: They "Get It"

    06/05/2010 12:06:38 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies · 2,102+ views
    The Markrt Ticker ^ | 6-5-2010 | Karl Denninger
    Prepare NOW: They "Get It"Saturday, June 5. 2010 Posted by Karl Denninger in International at 12:14 Anyone who doesn't believe that "they" (the powers that be) "get it" at this point needs to remove their head from their ass: G-20 central bankers and finance ministers agreed in a joint statement today that “within their capacity, countries will expand domestic sources of growth.” At the same time, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet told reporters that Europe’s best contribution to the global rebound is to achieve fiscal sustainability. Those two are polar opposites. You just heard Trichet admit that what everyone...
  • Skills Everyone Should Have

    05/20/2010 1:53:25 PM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 110 replies · 1,649+ views
    No, I am not going to tell you. But, I will ask. When it gets hotter than an oven in Arizona, it's time to think of ways to keep the mind occupied, since the body is likely to fry up like a prune if it steps outside. While I have seen lists all over of what skills everyone should have. Things from basic survivalism, shooting a gun (maybe that wasn't from a list and I just want to do that one), being able to discuss current events, changing s tire, etc. Which skills should every man and/or woman know?
  • A home-made wind turbine video

    03/13/2010 6:43:44 AM PST · by 7jason · 37 replies · 1,405+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3-9-2010 | RabidBlood
    Homemade wind
  • US Economic Collapse Survial Map!

    01/26/2010 6:12:58 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 91 replies · 4,012+ views
    Economic Vindicator! ^ | 1-26-10 | James
    Where is the best place to live in the country in the event of economic collapse? A US Army veteran employs to use of computer graphics and a host of social-economic-environmental factors to share his conclusions....which are fairly obvious!
  • Most available hand gun ammunition during "civil unrest". (Vanity)

    01/09/2010 1:39:54 PM PST · by GaltTrader · 93 replies · 3,693+ views
    We are doing our annual review of emergency preparedness supplies and procedures. One possible situation is closure of commercial ammunition sources during a civil unrest situation. We would appreciate opinions on the most likely and second most likely available hand gun ammo in such a situation.
  • Just in time shipping and your family’s survival

    12/20/2009 4:30:01 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 24 replies · 1,271+ views
    The Survival Mom ^ | 12/18/09 | unk.
    ack in the day when I clothed my kids in Gymboree from head to toe, the sales clerks could almost always manage to find the size I needed by, “checking in the back.” Every store has a stockroom in the back where, presumably, massive quantities of extra products are shelved. Well, a couple of years ago I was surprised to find out that this isn’t true, Gymboree notwithstanding. In fact, most stores operate on a system known as, “just in time shipping.” In other words, products arrive just in time to be put on the shelves to replace whatever has...
  • In-Expensive or No Cost Decorations for the Holidays - 2009

    09/29/2009 1:39:06 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 25 replies · 1,476+ views
    Self | 29 September 2009 | Vanity
    Adding to the Survivalist and Self-Reliant work of to nw_arizona_granny; Delawhere and so many others, I would like to start a decorations and gift thread ideas for these folks' benefit (and all comers). Please add to this list.
  • You Might Be a Survivalist If...

    09/15/2009 11:10:03 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 13 replies · 883+ views
    TheSurvivalMom blog ^ | September 15, 2009 | Bob Mayne
    You have a cookbook all about Spam. You consider your extra large ham radio antenna as "broadband". You know how to cook leather. You've ever been on a Soviet "Potential Threat" list. SWAT has ever asked to borrow a few of your guns. Your new girlfriend comes over for the first time, and when she walks into the living room, the first thing she sees is your CHL regulation Man sized target with 50 holes in the chest area. Your dog has more Emergency Rations than 95% of the U.S. population. You're the first person at the gun range on...
  • Gee-Whiz Gadgets for Living off the Grid

    08/30/2009 8:36:55 AM PDT · by 7jason · 9 replies · 1,332+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 4-14-09 | John Rice
    You like living out in the country. Living away from smog, noise, and crowded streets suits you just fine. But there's no reason to forgo some of the nicer things associated with civilization. This gadget guide for country folks offers some nifty items for off the grid living, or for those just outside the city limits. There's enough here to whet the gadget lust in any survivalist's heart. So let's take a look at some technology that will make that little cabin in the woods a lot more fun.
  • Will America's Besieged Middle Class Snap?

    06/26/2009 3:23:55 PM PDT · by FromLori · 35 replies · 1,182+ views
    A paradox arises to the extent that it is true that the market is dependent on normative underpinning (to provide the pre-contractural foundations such as trust, cooperation, and honesty) which all contractural relations require: The more people accept the neoclasical paradigm as a guide for their behavior, the more the ability to sustain a market economy is undermined. This holds for all those who engage in transactions without ever-present inspectors, auditors, lawyers, and police: if they do not limit themselves to legitimate (i.e. normative) means of competition out of internlized values, the system will collapse, because the transaction costs of...
  • Meet Your Neighbor, The Survivalist

    05/29/2009 5:28:31 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 1,104+ views
    cnbc ^ | May.29 | Jane Wells
    There's a new breed of Americans stocking up on canned goods and ammunition. It's not the guy hiding out in a backwoods shack. It's your neighbor. Jim Wiseman is a fire protection contractor who works "with my hands and the sweat of my brow", a 54-year-old father of five. He lives about as far away as you can get from Washington, DC, and Wall Street...La Jolla, California. La Jolla hardly seems the sort of place where you'd find a man stocking his garage for disaster, but Wiseman's not alone. More Americans who are concerned about the teetering financial system dependent...
  • Crisis spurs spike in 'suburban survivalists'

    05/25/2009 10:30:28 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 104 replies · 3,006+ views
    AP ^ | May 25, 2009 | Gillian Flaccus
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Six months ago, Jim Wiseman didn't even have a spare nutrition bar in his kitchen cabinet. Now, the 54-year-old businessman and father of five has a backup generator, a water filter, a grain mill and a 4-foot-tall pile of emergency food tucked in his home in the expensive San Diego suburb of La Jolla.
  • The non-survivalist’s guide to stocking up for hard times

    05/09/2009 12:20:57 PM PDT · by appleseed · 62 replies · 1,547+ views
    grist ^ | 8 May 2009 | Lou Bendrick
    Dear Lou, As a resident of South Mississippi, I think it is officially time to stock my swine flu/tornado/hurricane/foreign invasion pantry. How do I do this without filling it with a bunch of processed crap, but still manage to stock away flavorful and nutritious staples? Kelly S. Dear Kelly, This particular swine flu pandemic—which may or may not be linked to factory farms—doesn’t appear to pose much of a public-health menace. But it reminds us of an old lesson: chaos happens. Regarding pandemics, our very own government advises people to keep two weeks’ worth of supplies on hand, which is...
  • Child recovering after 52-hour trek in woods

    05/08/2009 12:46:09 PM PDT · by appleseed · 30 replies · 1,011+ views
    Daily Dunklin Democrat/AP ^ | May 7, 2009 | Jim Salter
    CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Survivalists, doctors, even the parents of Joshua Childers marvel at how the 3-year-old, barely clothed, survived for 52 hours alone in the untamed woods of Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest. {Cut} "I don't know how he did it," Childers said. "I don't know grown men that could do it. But all I can say is he's a tough little bugger."
  • Modern Survival Philosophy

    05/07/2009 4:08:07 AM PDT · by appleseed · 16 replies · 835+ views
    I thought is was a good idea to add a page on the site about the core philosophy I have about being survival minded and modern survivalism. My hope is that individuals from those areas will enjoy this site but that the “average Joe” and the “average Jane” will also get a great deal from my site and podcast as well. The core of my philosophy about being prepared, life style planning, self sufficiency and energy independence can be summed up with in the following 10 core values… 1. Everything you do to “prepare” for emergencies, disasters or economic turmoil...
  • Pioneer spirit needed during tough times

    05/04/2009 6:14:23 PM PDT · by appleseed · 20 replies · 590+ views
    Cody Enterprise ^ | Marcia Hensley
    These are good days for survivalists, those dour predictors of dire times who’ve said all along we’d better prepare for the worst. With people losing jobs, homes and life savings through no fault of their own, and with natural disasters, oil shortages and terrorists in the news, those long-predicted grim times may have arrived. Kurt Wilson, who hosts a Web site called “Armchair Survivalist,” predicts the nation is falling into such chaos that survival skills will be crucial. But what are those skills? I think I have a good idea, based on what pioneers endured as they worked to settle...
  • Stockpilers prepare for a perilous future

    05/03/2009 2:55:09 PM PDT · by appleseed · 112 replies · 3,758+ views ^ | May. 03, 2009 | RICK MONTGOMERY
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ammo. Canned goods. Vegetable seeds. Fortified water by the case. They are reportedly flying off the shelves, these staples of the stockpile crowd. “Survivalist” isn’t the right term, not in a downturn that has got everyone nervous. “Preparedness” or “self-sufficiency” — that is what they are saying. Adhesive bandages. Gardens in the works — be they victory gardens or, as some prefer, “crisis gardens.” The closet off the living room in the Owens home near Lawson, Mo., isn’t huge, but it’s organized. Heavy coats, sweatshirts and Ron Owens’ cap collection greet wife, Jan, as she enters...
  • ‘Modern survivalists’ dig in for disaster

    05/02/2009 2:46:51 PM PDT · by appleseed · 141 replies · 3,392+ views
    Richmond Times - Dispatch ^ | May 2, 2009 | MELODY MCDONALD
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jack Spirko owns a media company, is married to a nurse and has a son in college. He has two dogs and lives in a nice house with a pool in a diversified neighborhood in suburban Arlington, Texas. Spirko, 36, considers himself an average guy with a normal life. But for the past few years, Spirko has been stockpiling food, water, gas, guns and ammunition. He also has a load of red wine, Starbucks coffee and deodorant stashed away. "I refer to myself as a modern survivalist, which means I don't do without," Spirko explained. "I...
  • Swine flu...recession...should we all be reading Neil Strauss to survive?

    05/01/2009 5:24:40 PM PDT · by appleseed · 3 replies · 468+ views
    Times Online ^ | May 2, 2009 | Kate Muir
    It must be bad: survival manuals are racing up the book charts. Ordinary folks are preparing for the worst Question: you are faced with a flu pandemic, economic extinction, climate disaster and what survivalists nickname TEOTWAWKI, the end of the world as we know it. What do you do? Answer: Go shopping — for survivalist literature. In the past few months sales of apocalypse-friendly books have rocketed — from new hunker-in-your-bunker thrillers to SAS manuals to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road — which indicates that ordinary folks are preparing for the worst. Not since the words DON’T PANIC appeared in large...
  • Lime — artist & wilderness survivalist

    05/01/2009 5:50:15 AM PDT · by appleseed · 12 replies · 487+ views ^ | May 01, 2009 | Lauren LaRocca
    Marie Maccabee, who goes by Lime, grew up in Sabillasville and lives there today in a house on more than 11 acres of land in the Catoctin Mountains. She has a large organic garden and raises chickens for eggs. Part of the land is forested. “I was always a nature girl,” she said. “I’d run around in the woods with my friend and talk with the animals.” Lime, 26, went on to study and then teach wilderness survival to kids, and sometimes adults, through the program Ancestral Knowledge, based out of Washington, D.C. She’s been with the company for five...
  • Survivalist Novel Patriots Rates High in Amazon, Not Libraries(Bitter clinger must read)

    04/30/2009 4:32:08 AM PDT · by appleseed · 18 replies · 1,392+ views
    Libray Journal ^ | 4/14/2009 | Lynn Blumenstein
    So, a title shoots to the top of’s sales ranking within days of its release and libraries are caught off-guard—only a handful have it on hand and another few wait for its delivery; it’s already on backorder at Baker & Taylor (B&T). This scenario occurred with the April 7 release of Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse by James Wesley Rawles, which hit #6 last week on Amazon but was #33 today. (The book, initially published as shareware and then by a Christian publishing house and POD house Xlibris, has been reissued by Ulysses Press, which...
  • Neil Strauss's book Emergency details his transformation from Wimp to Warrior

    04/25/2009 9:06:40 PM PDT · by Alie James · 1 replies · 490+ views
    Blog Critics ^ | April 25, 2009 | Alie James
    A book with the right lingo, resources and roadmap for surviving the "just in case" WTSHTF! It will justify alot of the things you always wanted to do.