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  • What will make your garden grow? Black gold!

    Posted on April 24, 2014 by Lorin John

    If you are giving more than lip service to being prepared (assuming you have a decent yard), then you almost certainly have planted a nice garden to supplement your family's supply of vegetables and fruits. A garden has so many things going for it, not only can it reduce your food bills, you can preserve [...]


    This post was posted in Food Storage, Homesteading, Self Reliance and was tagged with gardening, Gardening for Food Storage, growing a garden

  • Trimming The Nation's Prison Population - Get Out Of Jail Early Card, You'll Want To Read This

    Posted on April 24, 2014 by SurvivalBased

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday.
    The initiative is part of a broader Obama administration effort to trim the nation's prison population, ease sentencing [...]


    This post was posted in News, Recent Articles and was tagged with clemency, Justice Department, Prison Population, U.S. Prison Population

  • Michigan Man Among 1st in US to Get 'Bionic Eye'

    Posted on April 23, 2014 by SurvivalBased

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
    Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic eye," he's regained enough of his eyesight to catch small glimpses [...]


    This post was posted in News

  • John Wayne Gacy Helps Solve Unrelated Death, See How

    Posted on April 23, 2014 by SurvivalBased

    CHICAGO (AP) — Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing — one he didn't commit.
    Investigators have identified the remains of a man who in 1978 never returned to his home just a few [...]


    This post was posted in News and was tagged with Chicago Strangler, John Wayne Gacy

  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt, could this give some answers?

    Posted on April 23, 2014 by SurvivalBased

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.
    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau was scrutinizing photos of the object, which washed ashore 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of [...]


    This post was posted in News and was tagged with lost Malaysian plane, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, MH370

  • Edible Plants in Urban Areas

    Posted on April 23, 2014 by Kacey Herlihy

    Foraging is a great, free way to find nutrients and sustenance in the wild. If you live in a city, you probably find it hard to believe that anything that grows in your neighborhood would be safe, even healthy, to consume. Well, there are in fact plenty of plants that grow in urban environments that [...]


    This post was posted in Food Storage, Survival Skills and was tagged with edible flowers, edible plants, foraging, Identifying edible plants

  • "Zombie Apocalypse": What's With The Fascination?

    Posted on April 22, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Ah, the zombie apocalypse. This concept has pervaded American culture for decades, arguably beginning with the classic 1968 horror flick Night of the Living Dead and plenty of movies after that, including Dawn of the Dead and more comedic takes such as Shaun of the Dead and Warm Bodies. AMC's The Walking Dead remains insanely [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Skills and was tagged with survival skills, zombie, zombie movies, zombie tv shows

  • Staying warm and staying alive

    Posted on April 22, 2014 by Lorin John

    One of the biggest problems in dealing with an emergency situation is simply staying warm when you have to leave your home. We take for granted the shelter a roof over our heads affords us, from cold and wind and wet.  And few things can disable or dispatch us faster than Of course, you have [...]


    This post was posted in Survival Skills and was tagged with how to stay warm outside, sleeping outside, staying warm

  • US Marshal Shoots Defendant In Federal Court, The Reason Why Will Shock You

    Posted on April 21, 2014 by SurvivalBased

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City after the man rushed at a witness with a pen, authorities said.
    Defendant Siale Angilau, 25, was hospitalized with at least one chest wound, FBI spokesman Mark Dressen said. Under standard [...]


    This post was posted in News, Recent Articles and was tagged with federal courthouse shooting, US Marshal, Utah state prison

  • April Survival Kit Giveaway

    Posted on April 21, 2014 by SurvivalBased

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    This post was posted in Recent Articles and was tagged with giveaway

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