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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!




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”


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”


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.

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Survival Sunday – 3/22/2015

Survival Sunday

Time just keeps going by. We are down to the last week of March and the end of the first quarter of the calendar year. We have had a stomach bug going through the house this week so that has definitely put a damper on things. On top of that, it was my sons’ spring break. To say that they did less than they may have planned would be an accurate statement.

I would like to say thank you to those of you were gracious enough to take the time this week to let me know what your greatest struggle with preparedness is. If you did not provide your input but would still like to, you can let me know here.

Here are this weeks finds:

“All The Prepping In The World Is Immaterial If You Don’t Survive Long Enough For Your Supplies & Planning To Matter” – A no-nonsense look at how the experience of the Jews with the Nazis can be related to prepping along with some more modern and common scenarios. Bottom line, you can prep but you have to survive for it to help.

What Do You Prep For: Common Personal Disasters – The follow-up to the article above, this is a further look at what you might be prepping for. Don’t miss the minimum items that a true prepper should have with them at all times.

Celiac Disease And The Problems Of Food Storage – It used to be that food allergies and intolerances were the exception to the rule but these issues are much more common today. This is a great list of food storage items that are alternatives to the usual suspects and safe for someone with Celiac Disease.

Collapse Survivor: “There Was Little Room For Error…Either You Learn Fast Or End Up Dead” – A story by Selco of a scary trade made in the early days of the Balkan wars. This is similar to what anybody could probably expect if put in the situation of needing to trade in a war-torn country.

Cash After The Collapse: How To Make Moonshine – Having the knowledge to make or source in demand items will be a vital skill in the event of a collapse. One such item that is sure to be popular is moonshine. This is useful for drinking, medicine, and disinfectant. Practice now and profit later!

Thats it for me this week!

If you found something that you would like to share with the group or have any questions, 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!

Sunday Survival Around The Web

To start things off this week I want to let you all know to make sure to check back here tomorrow. There is a MEGA giveaway that is being launched as the last event for National Preparedness Month by myself and a group of fellow survival and preparedness bloggers. Make sure to check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

The internet is loaded with great information about survival, preparedness, homesteading, security, self-reliance, and literally just about anything you could possibly think of. I feel that it is important to share anything that could be valuable to all of us. Here are a few things that I found this last week:

BREAKING NEWS: 3 Afghan Soldiers in U.S. for Training Reported Missing From Cape Cod Base – There is a report coming from Massachusetts National Guard officials that three Afghan National Army officers are missing from their place of duty as part of a tactical strategies joint exercise. This could be a coincidence however, is a particular concern in light of the threat from groups like al Qaeda and ISIS who would like nothing better than to attack Americans on our own soil.

How To Communicate When The World Goes Silent – This is a great piece from Graywolf Survival (an awesome resource by the way!). In this article Graywolf covers a myriad of communication options that could be viable choices when events place strains on telecommunications or when things just plain don’t work.

10 Disaster Preparedness Tips for Couples – Some great tips for all couples who are working towards becoming prepared for a disaster. My favorite tip listed was to make the joint decision to prepare. Things are always easier in a relationship when everyone is in agreement!

Plans Fail…Skills Endure – Todd over at Survival Sherpa has this great piece on the value of having skills because while plans are great, they do not always come together in the end. This is a great point and further value can be gleaned from it when you stop and think about the fact that even if you have supplies, they will run out and all you will be left with is your skills.

This wraps up my best finds of survival related gems around the web last week. I hope everyone has a blessed week and continues to prepare for any difficult times ahead.

What did you find last week that everyone could benefit from?

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SURVIVALKEY Product Review

Not often is there a one stop shop for survival and preparedness information that not only has all of the necessary information, but makes it easily accessible as well. Enter….a recent newcomer to the survival and preparedness arena by the name of The SURVIVALKEY, a revolutionary new searchable database that is LOADED with videos, plans, checklists, and articles that contain the knowledge vital to being properly prepared. Whether your concern is a natural disaster, societal collapse, or economic troubles, there is a plethora of information that is included with the SURVIVALKEY that can ensure you have the tools to survive any situation. From clean water to food storage and urban survival to bugging out, The SURVIVALKEY has got you covered. As an added bonus, this is a dowloadable resource that will be available with or without an internet connection.

One of the differentiating factors that makes this database stand out from similar products is the wide variety of subject matter that is covered. The SURVIVALKEY includes the following categories:

  • Disaster Planning
  • Water
  • Food Prep & Storage
  • Shelter & Evacuation
  • Medical & First Aid
  • Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Farming & Gardening
  • Hunting & Fishing
  • Survival Weapons
  • Security & Protection
  • Data Security & Storage
  • Communications
  • Transportation
  • Frugal Living
  • Sustainable Living & Homesteading
  • Disaster Fitness & Wellness
  • Alternative Energy
  • Community Preparedness
  • Spiritual & Mental Health
  • Books, Manuals & Other

If that is not enough, the resources that are included can be added to a favorites folder for easy access later and most of the content can be downloaded for inclusion with a survival reference book, thumb drive, etc. One of the other things that I really like about this software is the inclusion of an ‘absolute essentials’ folder in each section that covers the bare minimum areas that should be addressed for each area of preparedness.

The SURVIVALKEY is not something that is just thrown together. The content is developed by industry professionals and people who are passionate about survival and what they do. There is over five years of research and development that went into putting this together. Not only is The SURVIVALKEY developed and maintained by professionals, it is endorsed by professionals. Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin (Retired), former commander of elite U.S. Army unit SFOD-D (Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta), commonly known as Delta Force, not only endorses SURVIVALKEY but he uses it himself. Here is what LTG Boykin has to say about it:

I started looking for ways to better understand what I would be up against and to know how to deal with it. The thing that I found that impressed me most, and that my family and I are using to prepare ourselves, is called SURVIVALKEY. It tells you everything you need to know about how to assess your current state of readiness and to prepare your family. It tells you what to get. It tells you how to train your family. It tells you a lot of things that are going to be critical to us in the coming days. Don’t wait, get SURVIVALKEY today.

If I haven’t listed enough reasons to check out The SURVIVALKEY yet, consider the fact that a good book on a single subject like bug out bags or urban survival can cost upwards of $20. The information that is contained in this product is worth hundreds of dollars at a minimum! The one time cost for The SURVIVALKEY is a huge savings over trying to piece the same information together from individual sources, not only in money but time as well.

Make sure to check out SURVIVALKEY. This is the LAST survival guide you will ever have to buy!

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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