Survival Saturday – Dec. 5, 2015

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By Daisy Luther

This week, Survival Saturday is truly about survival, as it seems that we are under a stealthy attack. In news links, you will find some articles about increasing your preparedness, and we’ll discuss the troubling events of that past week that have many crying out for the restriction of our fundamental human right to protect ourselves.

This Week’s Products

How are your preps stacking up? I recently made some very large orders of storable food. I only use one brand, Numanna. We have purchased the amazingly delicious and nutritious “Defenders Nutritive Bucket“. Not only do these contain the tasty meals you would expect from Numannaa, but they also contain added servings of high-nutrient organic foods like spelt, quinoa, sprouting seeds, and chia seeds to enhance the value of each meal. A 3-pack of these buckets contains 120 meals (actual meals, not beverages and oatmeal) and supplemental servings of the nutritive add-ons. Money well spent for a healthy, non-GMO pantry. For families like ours, they also sell a tasty gluten-free bucket.  All Numanna products are free from MSG, Aspartame, and GMOs.

Do you have a secondary heat source? If not, this should be the prep you buy before splurging on Christmas presents. Last week, the thermostat for our central heat bit the dust. Of course, it was the rare week that my part of California dipped below freezing, so I pulled out my Mr. Heater Little Buddy heater. This small heater will crank out enough warmth to keep one room cozy, and since we live in a small home, it was perfectly sufficient. For larger spaces (and only $20 more) the Mr. Heater will warm up twice the area. (It’s on my wish list!)  These heaters use propane and can use the same kind of tanks that you use for a BBQ with an extension hose and regulator (sold separately). They are safe for indoor use but please use your common sense when operating it.

This Week in Preparedness

How much of a MacGuyver are you?

Being able to work with what you have and develop solutions is a vital skill for preppers. Can you solve problems creatively with the supplies you have on hand? Here are some tips on enhancing your make-shift engineering skills.

Which vaccine is the most dangerous right now?

According to the United States government, it’s this year’s flu shot.  The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, also known as “vaccine court” paid out more in damages for serious injury and death from the flu shot than any other vaccine this year. We have to have a vaccine compensation program because Congress has protected pharmaceutical companies from being sued by people injured or killed by their vaccinations. Read all about it in detail.

Do you keep your money in the bank?

For several years, I have greatly limited the amount of money that I keep in financial institutions. A contributor to The Blaze had an alarming experience recently when he went to withdraw money from his account. Here is his account of what happened. What would you do if the bank refused to give you YOUR money?

Do you believe that the San Bernadino shooting was a Jihadist attack?

The horrible event that took place in San Bernadino was only the beginning of a Holy War on our own soil, according to some commentators.  Not only are we now in a position in which we must be constantly watchful, but the left is screaming for our guns. This report is a must-read.

Would you know what to do in an active shooter scenario?

This quick article provides sound advice. These types of things could become more prevalent if the report above is to be believed. Read this so you know what to do if you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

How prepared are you really?

On a scale of 1-5, how ready are you for a disaster? How intense of a disaster have you prepared for? This article has an interesting way to rate your preparedness. I found that my preparedness ranges from a 3 in a few things, a 4 in most categories, and a 5 in several areas. Check out this article to assess your preparedness and see where you need to focus your time and money.

If you missed it…

This week on The Organic Prepper, I wrote about Why Preppers Need Guns right before the attacks in San Bernadino. These attacks, of course, only hardened my resolve to remain able to protect myself and my family, despite that ridiculous Mass Shooting Map being shared all over social media.

The Bookshelf

Here’s what I’m reading this week.

Prepare Your Family for Survival

This week, I’m reading a new preparedness book by Linda Loosli, the founder of Food Storage Moms. Not only is Linda a completely lovely person, but she is a lovely person who really knows her stuff. Never have I seen such thorough checklists for food supplies. You HAVE to check out Prepare Your Family for Survival.  It’s a beautifully put-together book that is easy to read and simple to use. If you are well-set for your own stockpile, this would be a great gift for a beginning prepper to help them get on the right track. (The cat photobombed my picture when I sat down to read this morning.)

Prepare your family for survival

Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple

As many of you  know, our family adopted a grain-free diet nearly a year ago due to some health concerns. Well, lucky me, I got one of my Christmas presents early, and I can’t wait to start cooking from this book. I just received my copy of Against All Grain: Meals Made Simple and spent last night with a box of paperclips, marking the first things I want to make. Yum. If you are trying to keep your carb intake low, if you eat Paleo or Primal, or if you just like healthy, delicious food made from whole ingredients, check it out!

Day of Wrath

If you’re in the mood of fiction, I’d like to recommend a book by the author of the prepper classic, One Second After. William Forstchen published a short novel called Day of Wrath last year, but it’s timely with the events going on in the world today. The book is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about a series of coordinated Jihadist attacks taking place simultaneously in schools across America. If this doesn’t make you think twice about the inherent dangers of gun-free zones, then you’re still asleep. This is a must-read for anyone who sees the San Bernadino shooting and the Paris massacre for the type of attacks they really were.

Anything to add?

Do you have any comments on the articles, products, or books shared here today? Do you have any suggestions of your own for must-read articles? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • As a proud American who has lived off of the bountiful lands of Alabama (go Bama!) for many a year, I have picked a few helpful tips for surviving (and thriving) under the oppression of the government, who keeps turning up like a bad penny.

    1. First and foremost, you can never have too much ammunition. Whether for firing into the air at any celebration or preparing your militia for the inevitable invasion of the GMOs, running out of bullets is as bad as losing to Mississississippi.

    2. Read up on your literatures. I have found that the most thorough survival knowledge can be provided to you through the timeless guidance of the boyscout handbook and the first season of Man Versus Wild with Bear Grylls.
    Additional sources of knowledge include Star Wars Episode 5, where you can learn the proper technique to turn a Tauntaun into a sleeping bag, as well as The Bible for the proper techniques for constructing and captaining your own ark in the event of a water-based catastrophe.

    3. Learn to make your own Geiger counter. I have personally gained the ability to fashion one out a an empty can of spam, a radio antennae, and spare parts from my pick-em-up truck. This is VITAL to your survival as the radiation levels in milk steadily climb.

    In conclusion, if you ever stop on by in the great state of Alabama (go Bama!), it would be my honor to give you a tour of my survival bunker, in which we can discuss further survival techniques free from the prying eyes of the FDA.

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