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Survival Sunday – 5/17/2015

Survival Sunday

I would like to start this week off by highlighting a great cause that fellow blogger Tammy Trayer and her family are supporting, CampPatriot.org. Tammy along with her husband and son will be doing a 5K Ruck March with 100lb packs on July 4th in an effort to try and raise $25,000 to support wounded and disabled veterans. You can read about the Trayer’s challenge here. You can also contribute to their efforts on their gofundme page.

If you find yourself in need of some super affordable prepping supplies, Black River Outpost is having their Sunshine Sale for the month of May. Some of the great items that are marked down include: packs, storage food, paracord, tools, and even more paracord! Don’t miss out.

My week has not been overly exciting. I am just trying to stay on pace with life and if you haven’t noticed, the area that has suffered the most is this site. To be completely honest, I would rather have my site stats, etc. here on the blog suffer than to negatively impact my family or the ability to provide for them.


After being on hiatus for the last few weeks, here is what I found around the net this week:

The Video Carjackers Don’t Want You To See – An interesting collection of some of the indicators that carjackers look for when selecting a victim and what you can do to make sure that you portray  the look that will keep you from joining the pool of victims.

The Dos And Don’ts Of Preparing With Children – This is pretty self explanatory but the content is great. Prepping with children can be a challenge and Dale outlines some great tips on how to take this challenge head on.

The next three articles are from retired U.S. Army Green Beret, Jeremiah Johnson and cover even more ground than J.J. has covered in his previous installments on SHTFplan.com:

A Green Beret’s Guide To Basics and Priorities: Rucksacks, Vehicles and Specialty Gear

A Green Beret’s Guide to EMP: Practical Steps to Prepare for a “Lights Out” Scenario (Part 1)

Special Request Article: A Green Beret’s Guide To Relocation and Sustainability: “It Will Take Some Serious Planning”

That’s it for me this week. I hope that you all have had a great week and keep getting ready for tough times. If you found something that you would like to share with the group or have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at tom@thepreparedninja.com.

Come back next week for another edition of Survival Sunday.

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BBQ’s, Fireworks, & Baseball

I know, what an odd title for an article on a preparedness blog but I promise I will make it relate. (Bonus fact – I love BBQ, fireworks, and baseball.) Most of the country is preparing for the big celebration next week by readying parades, festivals, and all the security measures that go along with them. It is such a weird time in America right now when there has been such a seismic shift in the militarization of the police forces, the way we look at the risk of terrorism, and perhaps even the way we look at each other. I feel like what used to be ok, no longer is and what was once incomprehensible has become quite popular.

I truly believe that we still live in the greatest country in the world. I know that there are many parameters that the government likes to highlight as areas where we are failing; education and healthcare as examples. While this is very true in some regards, we still have more freedom (at least those freedoms that matter in my opinion) than anywhere else you can go in the world. (I don’t believe that freedom has anything to do with the government providing clean needles for drug users as an example.) We can still for the most part, say what we want, own firearms, do what we want, live where we want, and own what kind of car or house we desire. It is apparent that based on recent government activity that some of these liberties may be eroding.

For me, this makes it vital that steps are taken now, while they are still legal and items are still available, to secure my family’s and my future. This means a lot of things. It means getting out of debt, finding a place to call home that I own, storing up food and water, obtaining the tools necessary to survive on my own, and most of all, learning and sharing skills with others to be ready for difficult times. All to the best of my ability.

Now I guess I better bring things back around to my article title. We are officially a week away from the annual celebration of our country’s independence and that can only mean a couple of things: bbq’s, fireworks, baseball, and Black River Outpost’s 4th of July sale. My friends over at Black River Outpost have not only put a bunch of their items on sale but they have also made shipping FREE on all orders from now until Friday, July 4th. This provides a prime opportunity to make a shift towards personal independence in your personal lives at a great savings. I hate to make this post sound like a commercial but I am absolutely concerned about the ways things are going and the opportunity to secure the items we need for survival NOW is the only way to ensure you have them when they are needed. There are a number of items that can help you accomplish your survival goals at Black River Outpost and it would be a shame to miss out on the discounted prices AND free shipping (this can be a huge savings). Check out the Black River Outpost 4th of July sale here.

Top Ten Doomsday Theories of 2013

Have you ever wondered what others are concerned about that causes them to prep? Check out this info-graphic that was compiled from a survey conducted by SimplyHike. It outlines the top ten theories that might result in a doomsday scenario in the opinion of those surveyed.

Why do you prep?

Doomsday Prepping Theories 2013 from Simply Hike
Published with permission from SimplyHike