In this weeks edition of Survival Sunday: Gang Violence, What Food Storage Is Best, Conquering Self-Doubt, Surviving The Drought, Hand & Surface Hygiene, Forgotten Storage Foods, Setting Up A Prepper Cell, Making A DIY Wire Toaster, and 5 More.
It’s August already! I do not know where the time has gone. I do know this, we have only five months left in the year and I have a quite a few unfinished goals for the year. I need to get busy!
As far as what I did this week, mostly medical appointments and work as always which included the opportunity to attend countless meetings that failed to accomplish anything. That may not be completely fair but that is how I feel. I am sure that there are many of you who can relate. I did some volunteer work this weekend but mostly stayed close to home because I was on call for work.
I did add 20 gallons of water to our preparations this week and ordered the WaterBOB to allow us to store another 100 gallons of water in a quick manner if we need to.
Other than that, nothing to report (unless you want to hear about the repeated strokes I think I have suffered by accidentally seeing the news from time to time). It scares me that my children have to grow up with everything that is happening in modern society.
Here are this week’s discoveries:
Violent Street Gangs Launch Shocking Contest: “Kill 100 People In 100 Days” – In the event that the shootings that are happening across the United States at random aren’t enough reason to take your security into your own hands, now two street gangs of L.A. have dedicated themselves to killing 100 people in 100 days.
Mac may have said it best when he points out that,
In California, where strict firearms restrictions make it nearly impossible for most to carry a personal defense weapon, residents are left with two options. They either need to stay home and away from the public. Or, if confronted or shot, they can call the police who will arrive several minutes after the fact.
I would say that there is a third option as well, don’t live in California and carry a gun with you everywhere you go. I like #3.
Which Type Of Food Storage Is Best? – A common question in preparedness, this is a comprehensive look at the pros and cons of: Commercially Canned Foods, Home Canned Foods, Commercially Dehydrated Foods, Home Dehydrated Foods, Frozen Foods, & Freeze Dried Foods.
An Open Letter To Preppers: How To Conquer Self-Doubt – It can be relatively easy to wonder if the time, resources, and thought that goes into prepping is worth it or not. This letter covers some of the strategies to help overcome self-doubt.
Surviving The Drought: 25 Easy Ways To Conserve Water – A lack of water can be a driver for making some tough decisions but when it comes to water, these tips are great for any situation where you would like to stretch the use of your water.
Hand & Surface Hygiene When There’s No Water To Spare – Hygiene and sanitation is vital to survival, especially following a disaster. A majority of the deaths that tend to occur after large scale disasters across the world can be attributed not following appropriate hygiene and sanitation practices which leads to disease and ultimately death.
14 Foods You Might Have Forgotten To Store – This is a great reminder that despite your best efforts, it is easy to overlook items. It is also good to reiterate that storing comfort items is a good idea as well.
Setting Up A Prepper Cell – The military has proven itself ten times over and this article takes a look at using the military’s basic cell framework to set up a prepper group. It is a great starting point if you are looking to form a preparedness group.
Make A DIY Wire Toaster – Whether it is for camping, your bug out bag, or in the back yard after a disaster, this DIY toaster is a simple project that would even be great for kids to make.
Living Within Your Means – Here are a few simple ways to help you live within your means.
More madness in the world:
Cecil The Lion – Ok, I get it; the dude killed a lion which evidently he thought was legal to do. I could be wrong, but would he really pay $55K if he knew it was illegal? What doesn’t pass the common sense test is the number of people who think that killing Dr. Palmer is going to help. Cecil the lion was also projected onto the Empire State building. It is just crazy to think that thousands of unborn children are aborted EVERY DAY in America and yet the only thing we have a problem with is a lion being killed.
Never mind the fact that in the course of an average day it is estimated that 22 military veterans commit suicide. Who cares though because a lion got killed, right? As long as the lions are ok, my fellow veterans can just keep offing themselves.
The Clinton’s Love Expensive Haircuts – You may or may not recall that in 1993 President Bill Clinton tied up half of LAX’s runways while Air Force One idled its engines for almost an hour while the president got what, “may have been the most expensive haircut in history” at a cost of $200.
Now we find ourselves 12 years into the future and Hillary Clinton, running for president herself, was the recipient of a $600 haircut that the Washington Times was happy to point out is more than the average American makes in a week. She wants to be president and thinks that American need a higher “living wage” but she lives a lifestyle that doesn’t seem to match up.
Speaking of the Clinton’s, Hillary “Stop Climate Change” Clinton was spotted recently at the airport in Des Moines, Iowa boarding a gas guzzling private jet that if her theory about climate change is correct, is killing the environment in a slow and painful manner. However, referencing the paragraph above, it looks like the idling of Air Force One by #42 was a contributor to the problems that Mrs. Clinton thinks we are facing, even though she doesn’t give a rodent’s behind about it.
Kentucky man faces felony charges for protecting privacy by shooting drone hovering over his backyard… Yes, we have reached the point where you have to be concerned about every little thing that might fly over your house. At least the black helicopters were louder and much easier to spot, eh?
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.
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Come back next week for another edition of Survival Sunday.
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