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Monday Mania – 5.9.2016

In this weeks edition of Monday Mania: Strategies for Dealing with Those Who Aren’t Prepared, 20 Reasons Preppers Are Happier Than the Rest of the World, “Skills That Could Save Your Life”: 25 Forgotten Survival Lessons You Need to Know, Raise Plants and Fish Together with Aquaponics, & 15 More

Monday Mania – 5.9.2016

The internet will not defeat me! Although, I must admit that I have been feeling awfully defeated over the last few weeks with the difficulties I was having here with the site. I was getting whooped by the internet.

I’m back though (seems like this has happened too many times) and ready to get Monday started.

There is nothing too exciting to report from my life at the moment. I am looking at a potential career change. I am praying that God’s Will can see me through this unpredictable time.

I was able to recently purchase a Smith & Wesson M&P22 which I am looking forward to being able to do some plinking with. It was a purchase that was predominantly motivated by the fact that I wanted a small pistol that my kids will be able to safely learn to shoot with.

That’s about it.

I hope y’all have a blessed week!

-Tom

 

MY FINDS FOR LAST WEEK:

Strategies for Dealing with Those Who Aren’t Prepared – This is a subject that cannot be ignored but requires some dedicated thinking? I can’t say for certain because the individual situation may dictate; but, don’t ignore the fact that when everything is at it’s worst, people will do ANYTHING to take care of them and theirs.

20 Reasons Preppers Are Happier Than the Rest of the World – Just being honest here; but, I don’t think too hard about all of the ways that prepping has impacted peoples lives that often. This list of 20 things that make a prepper’s life better is fairly insightful and worth reflecting on.

“Skills That Could Save Your Life”: 25 Forgotten Survival Lessons You Need to Know – In my opinion, skills are the most overlooked component to prepping,

Raise Plants and Fish Together with Aquaponics

Stocking a Variety of Fish Will Hook You on Aquaponics

The Skills That Will Really Matter After An Economic Meltdown

Laying Foundations: Building an Auxillary Cell – If it all falls apart, do you have a support network in place to sustain your efforts?

5 Security Measures That Will Keep You Alive During Doomsday – I’m not a fan of certainties when it come to the end of the world so I wish this title read, 5 Security Measures The Will HELP Keep You Alive During Doomsday. So it’s not perfect for me. Who cares? There is some good information here.

Another Look at Faraday Cages – A faraday cage seems to remain a tertiary goal for most preppers, and that is ok. That is an individual choice. What I can tell you is that if you are going to go to the trouble of making one, make sure you do it right. There is little margin for error.

The Small Group’s Mission Essential Task List, Part One

The Small Group’s Mission Essential Task List, Part Two

How to Turn Salt Water into Drinking Water – Here is an interesting look at three methods that can be used to turn salt water into drinkable water.

Survival Homesteading: Crop Production and Storage for Livestock

Survival Communications After a Collapse: “Pringles Can And Broadband Routers Could Create a WiFi Network”

MORE MADNESS IN THE WORLD:

Lunch Lady Called the Cops on 8th Grader Who Paid for Chicken Nuggets with a $2 Bill – Are there really adults who don’t know what a $2 is, or what it looks like?!?!

State Dept. Now Claims “We Never Said No Boots on the Ground in Syria” – The truth hurts. How is it that anyone still buys anything the government is saying?

Berned: Tow Truck Owner Tells Sanders Fan to Ask the Government for a Lift

School Shushed for Singing Anthem at 9/11 Memorial: “Obey Authority, Even if We Don’t Understand It”

INTERESTING READING:

Tracking and Separating Seeds for Success – This is some serious gardening!

That’s a wrap for me this week. As always, I hope that you all have a great week and keep getting ready for tough times. It seems like we get closer every day to something unfortunate coming along.

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 Monday Mania.

If you appreciate the content here on The Prepared Ninja, I would love it if you left a comment or shared a post with your friends or loved ones! We are all in this together after all, right? 

With that being said, it does cost me money every month to keep The Prepared Ninja up and running. If the site does help you and you would like to help support it, you can provide monetary support to help keep things going via PayPal here. Thank you!

Monday Mania – 10.12.2015

In this weeks edition of Monday Mania: Perimeter Security & Alarm Ideas, Build A Vertical Storage Rack For Cans, Using Salt For Survival, Spy Secrets, Modern Homesteading: Rediscovering The American Dream, Food Pantry: Take Care Of Your Basic Needs, & 4 More.

Monday Mania

I don’t really have much commentary this week. Last week was I busy doing “vacation things” with my family as I had the week off.

Yesterday I mentioned in my post that I was going bowling. I did and it was not my greatest outing. It was a poor showing to say the least but we had fun and that is all that matters.

I was not familiar with the TV show ‘The Blacklist‘ but it was recommended to me and I made it through the first two seasons already. There are many twists and turns in the plot which makes it very interesting and exciting to watch. If you like shows like 24, Hostages, and even Breaking Bad, you will probably really enjoy The Blacklist.

My two youngest boys and I have also been building a giant Jenga game. I will share more about this in the future. It has been a fun process and I have enjoyed spending the time with my sons.

I hope that you all have a great week!

MY FINDS FOR LAST WEEK:

15 SHTF Perimeter Security & Alarm Ideas

Build A Vertical Storage Rack For Cans

34 Ways To Use Salt For Survival: Everything You Need To Know

Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life! – Book Review

Modern Homesteading: Rediscovering The American Dream – The Wranglestar Book Review

Food Pantry: Take Care Of Your Basic Needs

This Fun App Could Help You Become A Better Prepper

MORE MADNESS IN THE WORLD:

Pelosi Calls Gitmo Transfer To Illinois An ‘Economic Opportunity’

Owned: How Student Loan Debt Is “Producing A Perpetual Serf Class”

Not Surprising! – Only 38 Percent Of Grads Say College Was Worth The Cost

That’s a wrap for me this week. As always, I hope that you all have had a great week and keep getting ready for tough times. It seems like we get closer every day to something unfortunate coming along.

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.

If you appreciate the content here on The Prepared Ninja, I would love it if you left a comment or shared a post with your friends or loved ones! We are all in this together after all, right? With that being said, it does cost me money every month to keep The Prepared Ninja up and running. If the site does help you and you would like to help support it, you can provide monetary support to help keep things going via PayPal here. Thank you!

Survival Sunday – 3/8/2015

Survival Sunday

The saying goes, “another day, another dollar” and it has been another week so I guess that makes it seven dollars. I am not sure that my wife will lend me that kind of money though so I may have to make due. (Just a little marriage humor!) My week was busy with work and I didn’t really get a chance to do much else. For those of you who have been keeping my son in your prayers, it is appreciated. He is doing better overall but is still struggling a bit. It is in the Lord’s hands at this point but thank you for your support.

Survival

As busy as I have been. rarely does a day go by that I am not on my computer for something. Even if it is to only check my email. So of course I ran across a few things that I thought would be worth sharing with you. Here’s what I found:

The Art Of Blending In: 5 Tips From A Counterintelligence Special Agent – We all have those moments where we feel like every person in the room is looking at us. Here are five things to consider if you would like to avoid standing out and blend in better.

How To Build Your Own Survival Team – This is a great post about putting together a team for survival. This covers all the basics and then some!

If You’re Spending Money To Prep You’re Doing It Wrong! – This is an interesting and well thought out take on preparedness priorities. There is a lot of truth contained here and highlights the fact that regardless of how much money you throw at an issue, it can’t cover everything.

How To Make A Rice Filled Heating Pad – This is a great item! We have some similar bags that were sewn with love by Grandma and they get used all the time. We heat ours in the microwave and they just as easily be thrown in the freezer if you would like to use it as an ice pack replacement.

5 Reasons Homesteaders Fail – I have a dream of one day having a homestead to call my own. This seems to be a common dream for preppers and those who just wish to have a place to call their own with little outside interference. These tips are great for those who share my dream.

50 More Items You Forgot To Put In Your Bug Out Bag – You may or may not have forgotten to put these items into your bug out bag. Either way, this is a good list. Don’t miss out on the first 50 items you forgot to put in your bug out bag.

Thats it for me this week! Keep doing what needs to be done to ensure that you are prepared for as much as you can be. If you found something that you would like to share with the group post it in the comments or email me at tom@thepreparedninja.com.

Come back next week for another edition of Survival Sunday.

If you appreciate the content here on The Prepared Ninja, I would love it if you left a comment or shared a post with your friends or loved ones! We are all in this together after all, right? With that being said, it does cost me money every month to keep The Prepared Ninja up and running. If the site does help you and you would like to help support it, you can provide monetary support to help keep things going via PayPal here. Thank you!

All American Sun Oven Giveaway

HUGE NEWS TODAY!!!

I am excited to be partnering with an awesome group of preparedness bloggers to giveaway a Sun Oven package worth $448!!!

All American Sun Oven Giveaway
As you may know, September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. It is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), within the Department of Homeland Security. Americans are encouraged to take the necessary steps to prepare for any emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, churches, neighborhoods and communities. We all need solid emergency planning in order to get back to business after a terrorist attack, a tornado, flood, landslide, fire, etc. It is imperative to have a plan before a disaster strikes us unexpectedly. Have a plan and talk about the plan with family, co-workers and neighbors. If we put our plans into action before we need them, we will be much better prepared for the unexpected.

The bloggers that I have partnered with are:

Here is the fine print:

This All American Sun Oven Giveaway is open to any resident who is 18 years of age or older who lives in one of the 48 US Contiguous States. This giveaway starts on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd at 5:00 am (MDT) and ends on Saturday, Sept. 6th at 5:00 pm (MDT). The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If we do not hear back from said winner in the time designated time period of 24 hours we will choose another winner and they will have 24 hours to respond from the time the notification email is sent. Please check your SPAM email folders. Good luck to everyone! Let’s be prepared for the unexpected!

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

ENTER TO WIN!!!

Vertical Gardening For Survival

Did you know that you can grow pretty much any amount of fresh produce that you could possibly want regardless of the amount of space that you have available?  

The simple answer is to look up! Traditional gardening dictates that a garden must be grown on large expanses of flat land, however this is simply not the case, there is infinitely more space when you literally turn that notion on its head. 

Vertical gardening is the only logical step in this ever-expanding urban environment that we live in. While our forefathers and mothers were able to purchase houses and live off the land, this unfortunately does not hold true today. Even if you don’t live in an urban area, you may simply live in a place where the soil and weather simply do not allow for a traditional garden, or you may not have the time it takes to get your existing soil to become a suitable habitat for your plants. 

As our croplands shrink more and more, vertical gardening may well become the only choice for someone who wishes to flex their green thumb. Simply speaking, vertical gardening is making the most of your usable gardening space by utilizing climbing plants and vegetables, or by training non-climbing varieties to grow in small pockets of soil that are lifted away from the ground. This type of gardening has many advantages over traditional gardening, and once you discover how easy it is to move away from a traditional horizontally planted garden to a vertical one, you’ll be rewarded with a cornucopia of benefits. 

Your new vertical garden involves less work and places less strain on your mind as well as your back. Even avid gardeners with plenty of space for a traditional garden are slowly moving towards vertical gardening. 

A traditional garden can lead to tragically disappointing results, as the more growing space you have, the more likely you are to get discouraged by near constant weeding, pest infestations and diseases, not to mention that many find watering such a large area is a never-ending obligation. All of these combined create a daunting task for even the most expert gardener. With vertical gardening, you can GROW UP regardless of how much land you have to work with.

But the supermarket is just around the corner…right?

So why on earth would you want to go to the trouble of planting your own garden? Ask yourself: Why would you walk to the supermarket and pay for a bruised and chemical covered tomato, when you could simply pluck a ripe, delicious one from a vine directly outside your window? 

Most grocery stores pride themselves on having “only the freshest ingredients,” and while this is all fine and dandy in times of abundance, grocery stores only keep about two to three days’ worth of items on their shelves. 

During an emergency, when everyone is clamoring for the same items at the same time, there is a good chance that you won’t get what you need. 

The items that will sell out first are the ones that people know will help them get through a time of crisis. It is during these times when learning to grow your own produce can be a major boom in your survival and overall well-being. You will have enough fresh produce to sustain yourself and, if all goes well, enough to barter for other items or creature comforts (think toiletries, medical supplies, entertainment items, etc.)

Gardening your own fresh and self-sustainable produce should never be out of anyone’s reach… Make sure that it isn’t out of yours. 

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Vertical Gardening- Feed a Family of 4 in Just 4 Feet of Space!

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