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Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Big John Lipscomb

Big John Lipscomb is back on the radio.

7-9 PM Central Time- Tune in M-F renseradio.com


Some might know Big John from His "Don't tread on me" radio program that use to be on at American Voice Radio Network. I was able to win one of his survivalist seeds packages and had very good results of growing heirloom vegetables and then saving seeds back for next year. Check him out if you get a chance because he does get into prepping. I will warn you he does get pretty upset about patriot pretenders and posers.







Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Food Safety - Part 4 - Food Related Allergies

Re-post Courtesy of Riverwalker's Stealth Survival

Food allergies in humans are caused by your body’s immune system response to different kinds food proteins. For some people, these symptoms and conditions are mild and are more of a nuisance than anything else. In some cases though, the symptoms and conditions may be severe or life threatening. It is of utmost importance to be aware of these conditions to insure your safety and the safety of your family.

Common Symptoms Caused by Food Allergies

1.) Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps

2.) Diarrhea

3.) Excessive sweating

4.) Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing (or a combination of both)

5.) Extremely high or excessively low blood pressure

6.) A tingling sensation in the mouth

7.) Swelling of the tongue and throat passages

8.) Allergic skin reactions which may include eczema, hives, or an itchy feeling

Common Foods That Cause Allergic Reactions

Food allergies affect people of all ages. Four to six times as many children have food allergies as adults. There are eight specific types of foods that are responsible for almost 90 percent of all food-related allergies in humans. These are fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, cow’s milk, eggs, and wheat and soy products. While some of these foods are more responsible for allergic reactions in adults than children; people of all ages may have allergic reactions to the same foods.

Four of these foods among the eight are responsible for most of the food-related allergic reactions in adults. The major ones affecting adults are fish, shellfish, nuts and peanuts. Peanuts, cow’s milk, eggs, wheat and soy products cause the majority of food-related allergies in children.

It is important to remember that the symptoms and conditions are not always the same for all persons with similar food allergies and the severe nature of the symptoms may be different as well. Severe symptoms, such as swelling of the tongue and throat and changes in blood pressure, can lead to an inability to breathe properly. This may result in unconsciousness and death. This extreme level of symptoms is known as anaphylaxis or anaphylaxic shock.

Prompt medical attention in these cases is vital in order to save the person's life. Many people carry an emergency injection of medication (Epi-pen) which is designed to ease these severe symptoms in the event that the protein which causes the allergic reaction is accidentally eaten.

If you have a friend or someone in your family that has a known food allergy, you may need to consider keeping an Epi-pen as a necessary part of your emergency medical supplies.

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Simple Survival Tools - Peelers

Re-post Courtesy of Riverwalker's Stealth Survival

One of the main tools that everyone should have is a good peeler. Along with a good knife and a can opener, it is one of the most valuable tools you can have in your kitchen. How else are you going to peel all those vegetables from the garden without a lot of waste?

There are three main varieties of potato or vegetable peeler.

1.) The first one is the Yorkshire type peeler ( It is also sometimes known as a Lancashire type peeler). This is a design that has a blade as an extension of a handle, in a manner similar to the way a blade is attached to a knife. It is probably the most common type.

2.) The second one is called a Y-peeler. This is due to its shape. The blade is usually perpendicular to the handle in this type. This is similar to a razor and they are sometimes called the razor type peeler.

3.) The third one has no official name but is sometimes referred to as an “Aussie type peeler”. It is used fairly extensively in Australia, where this particular peeler design originated. It was designed in about 1947 by a company called Dalsonware in Melbourne who call it the "Dalson Classic Aussie Peeler". It consists of a plastic handle which extends upwards to support both the base and tip of a partially rotating blade. This type of peeler is also typical of the general fruit and vegetable peeler that is used in Canada.

Many peelers have an 'eye gouger' beside the blade. This is a loop of metal used to dig out eyes and blemishes from the potato. They are also great for peeling sweet potatoes for your Thanksgiving dinner!

Mrs. RW has one of the “Aussie type peelers” and loves to peel potatoes, cucmbers and carrots with it. “Aussie type peelers” - This is a good thing!

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

Monday, November 30, 2009

Simple Survival Tips – Alternate Uses for Coffee Filters

Re-post Courtesy of Riverwalker's Stealth Survival

Coffee filters can be used for much more than just filtering coffee. Coffee filters have numerous alternate uses. This will save you money and make everyday tasks a lot easier. Consider the following alternate ways to use coffee filters. Use your leftover coffee filters from an old coffeemaker or simply buy a few to help make things a little easier. Coffee filters can be very useful in a number of different ways and are a great storage item with multiple uses.

Filter Used Cooking Oil

Don't waste cooking oil in your fryer just because it contains a few crumbs. Use a coffee filter to filter the particles out. This will allow you to re-use the cooking oil. You may need to stir it occasionally to move aside any particles that may be blocking the filtration process.

Make Herb and Spice Bundles

Fresh herbs and spices are often used to season or to add flavor to soups or stews. Many times these need to be removed after the flavor has been released or when you are finished cooking. Simply wrap the herbs or spices in a coffee filter and tie up with a piece of twine. Place it in the food being prepared and it can be easily removed later. This is a good way to cook the flavor out of bay leaves, cloves, peppercorn, and many other herbs or spices that aren't normally eaten.

You can also use coffee filters to make tea bags using loose tea.

Use as a Water Filter

Coffee filters can also make great “expedient” type water filters, especially if you have no other means to filter your water. They are also lightweight and can be used as a substitute for paper towels.

Use as a Dusk Mask

If you don’t have a dust or particle mask handy, you could also use a coffee filter as an “expedient” dust mask in an emergency. They can even be moistened to help filter out particles better. Note: Coffee filters are not an acceptable substitute for regular dust and particles masks.

There are numerous uses for coffee filters. The only limits on their use is your imagination.

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Shotgun Ammunition - General Types

Re-post Courtesy of Riverwalker's Stealth Survival

The shotgun is the deadliest and most formidable firearm ever created for short range personal defense. No other firearm will devastate, disable, or discourage an aggressor as reliably as a shotgun and no other type of firearm is as likely to hit an intruder than a shotgun loaded with buckshot.

Three General Types of Shotgun Ammunition

Buckshot Loads

This is a shotgun shell loaded with large diameter lead balls. It is used for large game hunting and for self defense. For a standard 2-3/4-inch shell in 12 gauge, the number of balls or pellets ranges from eight .36-inch balls in "000 buck" to 27 .24-inch balls in "# 4 buck". Please note that "000 buck" is pronounced "triple ought buck" and "00 buck" is pronounced "double ought buck". These are the traditional terms for these types of shotshells. Avoid being perceived as a novice or “newbie” by using the correct terminology.

Birdshot Loads

This is a shotgun shell loaded with small diameter pellets used for hunting game birds and waterfowl. Stopping power is poor unless it is used at very close range, probably no more than 15 to 20 feet. This type is only recommended for personal defense in the home if there are adjacent properties that might be affected by the use of buckshot loads.

Rifled Slug Load

This is a shotgun shell loaded with a solid lead bullet. Slugs are huge hunks of soft lead, grooved on the sides to promote rotation and stability in flight. They have enormous stopping capability. Because slug loads must be carefully aimed like a rifle or handgun, their use eliminates the shotgun's main advantage of the probability of a sure hit in the majority of cases.

In spite of the tendency for pellets or balls in a fired shotgun shell to expand rapidly with distance traveled, producing what is known as a "pattern”. The benefit of the shotgun is its ability to produce multiple hits on any attacker and an incomparable ability to stop an aggressor in his tracks. It is important to remember that the shotgun must still be skillfully aimed and fired. Aiming is just not quite as precise as that required for a handgun or rifle. The massive firepower of the shotgun will most likely produce a favorable outcome in any self defense encounter.

This is a general overview of the different types of shotgun ammunition. If using a shotgun is new to you, it is highly recommended that you spend a little time learning the proper operation of your shotgun and how to safely use it.

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Eating - A Necessary Adventure

Re-post Courtesy of Riverwalker's Stealth Survival

Take yourself on an adventure that will help you get to know yourself, your family, your friends, and the place where you live. Studying the past will help us in the future. Right this minute, people all over the world are eating, or shopping for food or preparing food to be eaten. It is a necessary way of life. Everyone must eat to survive.

What types of food are people eating? Many times that depends on where they live. It usually depends on which plants and animals live in the area and what methods of transportation are available. Some plants grow well in certain areas and not at all in others. There are fewer animals in the wild than in days gone by.

Today airplanes, cargo ships, and trucks can deliver food that was grown in another part of the world to anywhere. In times past, people could eat only what they grew or what they could catch. They couldn't just go to the grocery store and buy whatever was on the shelf! People are now able to taste different foods. These foods had flavors, shapes, and textures they had never experienced before.

What happens if these sources of food disappear due to a shortage of fuel, war, extreme weather conditions or a major disaster? Do you know how to grow your own vegetables? Do you know how to raise chickens, goats or rabbits? How are your hunting skills?

There are numerous things that you can do to learn the methods of self sufficiency. It just takes a little effort on your part. Learn how to grow a garden. Learn about hunting and how to process your food. Make it an adventure and teach your children as well. Help them to learn about the nature of our food supply and where it really comes from!

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

Friday, November 27, 2009

Shotgun Ammo - Choices for Home Defense

Re-post Courtesy of Riverwalker's Stealth Survival

Many people hear about using 00 and 000 buckshot for home defense purposes. Inside the home 00 and 000 buckshot has a bit more ability to penetrate walls than you may realize and much than you should be comfortable with if you have neighbors that live close or other persons in your household, such as children. Likewise, if you are not careful and use shot that is too small it may be too light to penetrate deep enough to stop an attacker. Understanding the proper ammo to use in your shotgun will help you avoid unnecessary problems.

My preference in shotgun ammo for home defense is #4 Buckshot. Here are some comparisons to help you make your own decision about which ammo you should use.

Comparison of Shotgun Ammo

000 Buckshot is .36" in diameter and weighs about 71 grains per pellet. In a 3" shell you have 9 to 10 pellets and in a 2 3/4" shell you usually have 8 pellets. Velocity is around 1325 fps (feet per second) for the 2 3/4" shells and a bit slower for the 3" shells.

00 Buckshot is .33" in diameter and weighs about 60.5 grains each. 3" shells hold approximately 15 pellets and 2 3/4" shells hold around 12 pellets. Velocity is approximately 1250 fps.

#1 Buckshot is .30" in diameter and weighs 40.5 grains each. There are approximately 24 pellets in the 3" shells, and the pellet count varies from 16 to 20 in the 2 3/4" shells. Velocity also varies from 1075 fps for the 3" shells to 1250 fps for the 2 3/4" shells.

#4 Buckshot is .24" in diameter and weighs just a little over 20 grains each. There are approximately 40 pellets in 3" shells and the pellet count varies from 27-34 in 2 3/4" shells. This depends on whether or not the shot is buffered. Velocity speed varies anywhere from 1250 fps to 1325 fps.

#4 Birdshot is .13" in diameter and weighs a mere 3.2 grains each. In a 2 3/4" shell with a 1 5/8 ounce shot charge, there are 221 pellets with a velocity of 1250 fps.

Reference: http://www.wilsonprecision.com/shotinfo.html

The velocity is not the most important variable in most cases. Pellet weight and pellet count are actually more important considerations. At 3.2 grains, the #4 birdshot does not weigh as much as a simple playing card. Even at 1250 fps, it lacks the mass necessary to stop an intruder. The sole advantage is in the pellet count. That many pellets will make a large, shallow, nasty wound but the intruder is still liable to survive.

In considering the other loads, you have only 8 or 10 of the 000 Buckshot pellets, but they weigh 71 grains each, that is the same weight as a .32 ACP's FMJ bullet, and it is moving faster than a .32 ACP throws its single bullet. With the combination of weight and velocity, 000 Buckshot will penetrate any drywall and any non-masonry exterior wall with relative ease, and thereby possibly endangering your neighbors. Being only 10 grains lighter, 00 buckshot shares many of the same drawbacks as 000 Buck (low pellet count and high penetration).

With the #1 and #4 Buckshot loads, we cover the range of .22 rimfire bullet weights. The #1 is the same weight as many .22 WMR bullets, and the #4 is just a little lighter than the lightest .22 LR bullets. Both of these buckshot loads are zipping along at speeds near .22 WMR velocities, but with a much bigger payload. That weight and velocity gives you enough penetration to stop intruders and minimizes the effects of wall penetration.

There is also the difference in recoil and your ability to control your shotgun. This can also be of importance to those persons of smaller stature who may be able to handle the recoil more efficiently and with fewer problems. Being able to maintain greater control of your shotgun due to less recoil may allow you to get off a second shot if you somehow miss with the first. Which is a distinct and real possibility in the middle of the night and you are still half asleep. The ability to perhaps get off a second shot can sometimes make a significant difference in the outcome between you and an intruder.

And don’t let anyone tell you that you don't have to aim a shotgun. At distances inside your home, you will probably have less than 30 feet as a maximum range. The shot spread will usually be less than 10" even with an open bore. It is quite easy to miss a man-sized target at that range when you only have 10 to 15 pellets in your pattern. Then you will still have to worry about who or what is on the other side of the wall that your pellets strike, such as children who may be sleeping in another room.

With the lighter weight and higher pellet count of the #1 and #4 Buckshot, you have a lot more pellets in that 10" pattern and more chances to strike a crippling if not fatal blow to an intruder while not having to worry as much about the after effects of over penetration.

Ultimately you will need to make your own choice and decide for yourself which load you prefer to use for home defense. Your skill and abilities with your shotgun, the number of persons in your household, and the proximity of neighbors should all be important factors in making a decision.

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Springers - Update and Safety Tip

Re-post Courtesy of Riverwalker's Stealth Survival

A reader has left an excellent comment on my post about Springers. Here is that update and a great safety tip as well!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Springers": Sorry for the long response time RW.

Yes, range is a factor as well. Springers do have more velocity (meaning flatter trajectory as well), but as with any firearm, putting that bullet / pellet exactly where you want it makes up for the power. The springers have a pretty substantial 'shock' - its like holding a piece of wood that gets a light exterior impact.

The PCP and pneumatics don't have that characteristic - it does require some practice to get used to.Owning the hardware does not make anyone an instant expert or authority, but I've owned a few pneumatics (Benjamins in both .177 and .22. my favorites) as well as a few springers (RWS 350 in .22, Webley Tomahawk in .177 as well as a few others) and can safely state the springers do take some more time to get used to, and fire accurately. But the payoff IS substantial - you get a powerful pellet rifle that given care, will last you a very long time. Spare parts - a replacement mainspring and maybe a few screws - that’s about it.

One very important note - NEVER pull the trigger or let the barrel go on a partially cocked springer - the rifle will snap shut and very likely damage the gun, possibly even cracking the stock.

I would suggest anyone interested in learning about air guns take a look at the Pyramyd Air website - there is an airgun blog there by Tom Gaylord which is very interesting.

You can read Tom Gaylord’s blog here: http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/

Thanks Anonymous for the update and great safety tip!

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Rince an Bhata Uisce Bheatha - The Bata

Re-post Courtesy of Riverwalker's Stealth Survival

Rince an Bhata Uisce Bheatha (pronounced rinkan watta ishka vaaha) is Gaelic for Dance of the Whiskey Stick. However, Rince an Bhata Uisce Bheatha isn't an Irish dance, it's a Doyle Clan style of Irish stick fighting. This is a form of martial art most Irishmen used to settle their disputes in the 18th and 19th centuries. The first thing in learning Rince an Bhata Uisce Bheatha is how to make a bata. A bata is an Irish fighting stick and because this style of stick fighting uses both hands you will need to insure that it will be the proper size for you.

The Proper Size for Your Bata

The bata that is used in the Rince an Bhata Uisce Bheatha style is usually about three feet long. Its size is mainly dependent upon the size of the individual for whom it is being made. In order to determine the proper length, stretch your arms out from your body at shoulder level and make a fist in each hand. Then bring your fists together in a position next to each other and against the middle of your chest. Do this while keeping your elbows pointed outwards and away from your body. The next step is to measure the distance between your two elbows. The final step in determining the proper size you will need is to add six inches to the measurement obtained from elbow to elbow. This will give you the proper length of bata for you to obtain the maximum effectiveness in this style of stick fighting.

The Proper Wood for Your Bata

The bata is usually made from a tree branch or from the main portion or "trunk" of a small tree and generally includes a root knob. Most batas in Ireland were made from blackthorn bushes because they are very common in Ireland. Batas can also be made from other woods such as oak or ash. Generally most any available hardwood of good quality should be sufficient.

The Proper Finish for Your Bata

Most batas are finished in a dark stain. It is entirely up to you as to what type of stain and sealer you use to preserve your bata. Some batas also have metal ferrules or tips on the knob and on the end of the bata.

The proper length is extremely important for this particular style because stick punches are launched using both hands. If your stick is too long, it will be difficult to execute proper stick punches.

You can read my previous post on Irish stick fighting here:

Rince Bhata Uisce Bheatha

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Simple Survival Tips - Alternate Food Storage Methods

Re-post Courtesy of Riverwalker's Stealth Survival

Many people use glass canning jars for their food storage items. Some keep rice and other dry grain products in them, as well as items that they have preserved or canned. If you don't have a room or area that can be dedicated to the purpose of food storage, the jars of food can be kept in the cardboard box they came in.

1.) This will protect them from the light.

2.) Help to cushion them and prevent accidental breakage of the jars.

3.) Help to prevent the jars from losing their seal and maintain their freshness.

4.) Allow easier storage in different areas due to the “stackability” of boxes.

When storing food items in this manner, be sure to properly label all the individual jars and the carton they are stored in with the proper dates and contents.

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

Monday, November 23, 2009

Proper Food Storage Conditions - Moisture and Humidity

Re-post Courtesy of Riverwalker's Stealth Survival

The major reason for a long term food storage program is that it will be available for you and your family in a disaster or a time of crisis. It is of the utmost importance that you have an understanding of the conditions that can affect the food items in your long term food storage program.

The ideal storage location and conditions for your long term food items should have a humidity level of 15 % or less, a temperature of 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and be totally safe and protected from insects, rodents, and other pests. Unfortunately, ideal conditions are seldom practical and are almost impossible to achieve. There are however certain things you can do to improve the shelf life of storage food items while protecting them from the effects of moisture and humidity.

Food Storage Tips to Avoid Moisture and Humidity

1.) Keep your food items stored under climate controlled conditions (air conditioning, refrigeration, etc.). This is especially important during periods of unusually high humidity or temperature levels.

2.) Reduce the possibility of moisture condensation. Keep storage containers out of direct contact with floors and exterior walls.

3.) Store your food items in containers that are resistant to the effects of moisture or humidity.

4.) Use food safe desiccants to control the moisture content inside your food storage containers.

Always remember, that no matter how effectively you protect your storage food items from the effects of temperature, humidity, light and pests, you will need to have a good rotation plan for your food storage.

Rotate. Rotate. Rotate.

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Simple Survival Tips - Left-Over Turkey Recipe

Re-post Courtesy of Riverwalker's Stealth Survival

Be prepared this Thanksgiving. Here’s a recipe to help you spice up that leftover turkey. It’s simple and easy to prepare and only takes a few minutes. Wipe out that left-over turkey before it wipes you out. Being prepared will help you survive left-over turkey.


Turkey Tacos

Ingredients for Turkey Tacos

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 onion (chopped)

1 or 2 chopped jalapenos (optional)

1 pound cooked turkey (shredded)

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 large fresh tomato (chopped)

1/2 cup water

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro (chopped)

Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Instructions

1.) Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion and jalapeno until tender.

2.) Mix in the shredded turkey and season with garlic powder.

3.) Stir in the chopped tomato.

4.) Add water, sprinkle with cilantro, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

5.) Cover skillet, and simmer 5 minutes, or until mixture is heated throughout.


Use this mixture as a filling for tacos, burritos or tostadas, etc.

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Springers

Re-post Courtesy of Riverwalker's Stealth Survival

With higher gun prices, a cheaper alternative for many people may be the spring powered air rifle. This type of air rifle uses a spring to compress air in a chamber. They offer power, accuracy and ease of use. They are also less expensive in most cases than regular rimfire or centerfire rifles. These types of air powered rifles are commonly referred to as “springers”.

There are several different spring powered air rifle designs that include break barrel, under lever, and side lever. With a break barrel design the actual barrel is hinged and you pull the barrel down which cocks the spring. Then you put a pellet directly into the barrel, swing the barrel back into place and you are ready to fire. This is probably the most common type of spring powered air rifle.

Advantages

This is the type of air rifle with the best power. Any magnum powered air rifle uses a spring as its main power source. The two biggest advantages for buying a spring powered rifle are power and ease of use. With a spring powered air rifle you only have to cock the gun once to achieve maximum power. Most are rated at 1000 FPS and can be used for small game hunting, target shooting, and varmint control. Higher velocity also means greater accuracy over longer distances. They usually come in .22 cal and .177 cal.

Disadvantages

Some spring powered air rifles can be tough to cock for younger persons or females due to the upper body strength required to cock the air rifle. Make sure you know the cocking pressure before you buy one if it is going to be for a younger person or a female. Most spring powered air rifles require anywhere from 25 to 30 lbs. of pressure to cock. Some spring powered air rifles are specifically designed for easier cocking such as the Benjamin Legacy and Tech Force 97 air rifles. These two models are easier to cock and they still provide anywhere from 900 to 1000 FPS velocities. The only other drawback is that most spring powered air rifles are single shot which means you will have to load a pellet after each shot. There are a few exceptions though. Gamo makes a rifle called the Shadowmatic. It uses a loading tube that holds 9 pellets. Each time you cock the gun a new pellet is loaded into the chamber.


Examples of Air Rifles Available

Spring powered air rifles are the best selling type of air rifle. There are quite a few different models that will fit most budgets. If you want to spend under $150 go with the Crosman Quest 1000x, Winchester 1000SB or Winchester 1000XS. All of these models come with a scope included so they are perfect for pest control or small game hunting.

If you need a mid-range rifle go for the Tech Force 99 in a .22 or .177 cal. Gamo is another fairly good brand. They have some really cool models such as the new Viper Express Shotgun that doubles as a .22 cal and the new Varmint Hunter that comes with a scope, laser and torch light.

If a premium air rifle is what you need, then go with RWS or Beeman. Both of these brands offer a lifetime warranty. Specific models are the RWS 34 in either a .22 cal or .177 cal or a RWS 350 mag combo. These rifles offer good accuracy and power. They also have a good warranty.

Spring powered air rifles can be a good choice for hunting small game and pest control. They have the necessary power, accuracy and ease of use that will fit the needs of most individuals. They can make a good alternative to higher priced conventional rifles for persons on a budget. They should also be considered as an alternative for your wife or girlfriend whom you may not have convinced to use a more powerful conventional rifle.

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

Friday, November 20, 2009

Food Safety - Part 3 - Rice Contamination - Bacillus cereus

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There are many different ways for food to become contaminated. Once contaminated it should be disposed of properly. Avoid food poisoning and therefore its sometimes deadly effects by knowing the proper means of handling and preparing your food. Learn to recognize the different symptoms of the various kinds of food poisoning and its effects.


Bacillus cereus produces two types of food poisoning. The first one is a relatively mild form of food poisoning that causes diarrhea and stomach pains. The symptoms usually occur 8 to 12 hours after eating contaminated food. The symptoms generally last for about 12 hours. The second type of food poisoning is more serious and causes intense vomiting and diarrhea. The symptons generally occur 1to 5 hours after eating food that is contaminated. Both types of food poisoning are caused by a toxin produced by the bacteria and are normally not fatal. The first type may occur in a wide variety of foods including rehydrated dried vegetables, soya bean sprouts and potato products. The second type is mostly associated with cooked rice that has been left exposed to room temperature for an extended period of time.

These types of food poisoning can be prevented by using proper hygiene, by not leaving cooked foods for long periods at room temperature and insuring that all foods are cooked to a proper temperature that is high enough to destroy any bacteria. Once heated or properly cooked foods, such as rice, are cooled, they should be immediately refrigerated to prevent contamination.


Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Natural Disasters - Part Three - Tornadoes

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Tornadoes are one of nature’s more violent storms. Tornadoes should always be taken very seriously. Tornadoes are very dangerous and are sometimes very deadly. They come from powerful thunderstorms and appear most often as rotating, funnel-shaped clouds. Tornado winds can reach speeds of up to 300 miles per hour and cause a great deal of damage when they touch down on the ground. They can cause damage to areas as large as a mile wide and up to 50 miles long. Every state is at some risk, but states in “Tornado Alley” have the highest risk.

Tornadoes can form any time of the year, but the regular tornado season generally runs from March to August of each year. Tornadoes also appear during hurricane season as well. The ability to predict tornadoes is very limited and usually there will only be a few minutes warning. The most important thing to do is TAKE SHELTER immediately when a tornado is nearby or present in your area.

Tornado Tips:

1.) Keep informed of severe weather updates. You may only have minutes to seek shelter.

2.) When a tornado is in your area you need to immediately seek some form of shelter.

3.) If you find yourself outside and no shelter is available, lie down in a ditch or culvert.

4.) Take shelter in any buildings that may be nearby if you are in your vehicle.

5.) Be careful and watch out for broken glass or downed power lines after a tornado.

An underground shelter is your best form of protection. If you don’t have a basement or a storm shelter, find an inside room or closet away from any windows.

On September 20, 1967 I personally survived the devastating effects of a killer tornado. Tornadoes were extremely numerous with Hurricane Beulah. I was unfortunate enough to be living in Palacios, Texas at the time and lost four friends and had 6 other friends who were seriously injured due to a killer tornado. They lived next door and across the road from my home. We went to high school together and our lives were changed as a result. It is an experience that will never be forgotten.

Here is an excerpt of the story:

“An amazing 115 tornadoes were spawned by the system, the most ever known to be generated by a tropical storm (5 times the previous record set by Isbell in 1964). Most of the tornadoes were confined to the entire coast of Texas and were rather weak. One killer tornado touched down in Palacios on the morning of the 20th, killing 4 people and injuring 6 more. A tornado near Louise in Wharton County caused one death. Fifteen people died in Texas during Beulah; 5 by tornado, 10 by flood. One hundred ten boats also fell victim to the storm. Damages were estimated conservatively at $100 million.”
Source: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lch/research/txlate20hur.php

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Part of our preps need to be preparing for civil unrest .

Here is an excellent article from the excellent Backwood Homes Magazine .
Preparing for civil unrest By Claire Wolfe 118


BHM is also an excellent resource for all preppers....give their web site a look
Backwoods Home Magazine

Friday, August 14, 2009

Saving seeds

These are Heirloom Philadelphia White Box Radish that I let go to seed. The plants get about 3 to 4 foot tall and develop these pods that looks like peas. Inside the pods are the little round raddish seeds.

Praise God on how amazing it is that one little radish seed can produce pods that contain many many seeds that will produce more and more radishes.
















These are bunches of Purple Plum Radish and Philidelphia White Box Radish hanging in the shed to dry. A few radish plants left to got to seed will produce hundreds of seeds for replanting. This shed is a post framed building with barn metal for the sides and roof. It is very hot and dry which is good for drying out plants to facilitate seed harvesting.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Castle Doctrine lets you protect yours

Like I need government permission to protect my family.

Anyway Nebraskans we need to support State Senator Christensen as he attempts to strengthen our legal right to protect ourselves.

Here is an e-mail I received concerning the "Castle Doctrine"


Already on the radar screen for next session:

Introduced by Senator Mark Christensen:

LR191 - Interim study to examine Nebraska's laws regarding a persons'
right in their home to defend another person's life by reasonable
force and to review the Castle Doctrine laws


http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/Intro/LR191.pdf

ONE HUNDRED FIRST LEGISLATURE
FIRST SESSION
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION 191
Introduced by Christensen, 44.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this interim study is to examine Nebraska’s
laws regarding a person’s right in their home to defend his or
her own life or another’s life by reasonable force, which may
include the use of deadly force, and to examine similar laws in
other states that would potentially provide a model for expanding
this right in Nebraska. The right to defend yourself by the use of
reasonable force in one’s home, which may include the use of deadly
force, is generally called the Castle Doctrine. This study shall
include, but not be limited to: (1) An examination of Nebraska’s
laws regarding one’s right to self-defense within the home; (2)
the review of Castle Doctrine laws in other states; and (3) the
development of potential policy changes, if needed, to strengthen
the right to self-defense within the home in Nebraska.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE ONE
HUNDRED FIRST LEGISLATURE OF NEBRASKA, FIRST SESSION:
1. That the Judiciary Committee of the Legislature shall
be designated to conduct an interim study to carry out the purposes
of this resolution.
2. That the committee shall upon the conclusion of
its study make a report of its findings, together with its
recommendations, to the Legislative Council or Legislature.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Greg Evensen Calls it quits

Greg Evensen of Heartland USA who had a weekly program on Republic Broadcasting called Voices from the Heartland has decided the time has come to give up his program to devote more time to making preps for the SHTF event that is coming to a neighborhood near you, and soon.
He is making himself available to speak to groups that have the sense to listen. His web site is Heartland USA

His program description on the Republic Broadcasting web site is billed that “Voices from the Heartland” will cover the issues Americans need to hear now more than ever, including live discussions with police and military guests, personal defense strategies and other current topics that patriots will want to hear. Greg will host this exciting, controversial and fast-paced show with a live call-in segment each Saturday at mid-day. I have listened to this American Patriot many times and will miss his broadcasts

Friday, May 22, 2009

Big John calls it quits

Big John Lipscomb from "Don't Tread on Me" Radio program said on tonights program that he was calling it quits. He feels like he needs to make preps and spend more time with his family as he thinks when SHTF time is now here.
I owe my heirloom seed gardens to him. I did not win a certain contest on his radio show but he sent me some of his survivalist seeds anyway with the stipulation that I would share some of the seeds with at least five other people. Well I started a lot of seeds in February under a grow light and have them all passed out and growing in different gardens. I believe he might keep his
Don't Tread on ME Website
up and running with archives of his past radio programs.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Using Your Network

We all have different talents, skills, and knowledge or put another way we all have something to offer others. Put that together with a network of family, friends, co-workers, fellow preppers, and acquaintances and we got the potential to barter or trade for a lot of different goods and services. A lot of times we just have to be a little bold and approach people with an offer for trade that is fair to both parties.


Preppers out of necessity need to develop these relationships now while we have the time and freedom to do so. When push comes to shove we won't have to start from scratch as we will have a working network to draw from.


I happen to have a dump trailer and pickup truck. I know a guy that has a large track backhoe and makes his living tearing out trees, knocking down buildings and digging holes. I have done some favors for him so when he had a grove of trees to take out he told me to come out and get all I wanted. I have another friend who has chain saws and a saw mill. Putting that all together we got about 100 cords of firewood in two days. Plus the bigger logs will be made into lumber on the mill. Cost to us was our time and fuel for the equipment.


Getting logs helps if you have a pickup truck and a dump trailer. Get em home and then take your time to cut and split. It is a very good feeling to know that you have enough firewood to get you through five winters or more. Plus around here it is easy to sell firewood. I am betting it might be a good barter item when things get tight.







It would be very costly to hire this kind of work out but by putting your network together you can get a lot of things done by barter. Now there are a lot of things that I can not get done outside of the construction industry because I don't have the outside connections so it will be different according to your situation. For barter to work for you it takes you to make it happen. I tried once to get my dentist to trade dental work for some home improvement work but he did not go for it, but a photographer traded some portrait work for a remodeling project. You won't know unless you try.
















Almost Garden Time in Central Nebraska

Some frost dates for Central Nebraska.

The 50/50 chance of last frost is April 28th. The 90% safe date for
last frost is May 8





I started my heirloom tomato plants Feb 24 in this photo to the right






Photo on the left
This is under the grow light April 19th. The five varieties of 72 tomato plants are about 8" tall now. Two hundred of two varieties of heirloom onions are about 4 to 6" tall




I plan on setting them outside for a week to harden about April 28th and then will transplant them to the garden minus the ones I will give to other gardeners.

I have noticed a greater increase in people who are going to garden this year. Good Choice!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Seed Starting Tips

Getting anxious to work the garden plot? Up North and Central we still have time to start some seeds indoors and then transplant when the last frost date is past.

Mother Earth News has some good gardening information such as
Seed Starting Basics

How about a home made compost bin in less than 30 minutes and cost less than 30 bucks? Use your yard waste and food scraps to add compost to your garden in your home made bin.
Builds your own bin

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Big Brother is watching

Are preppers considered a militia threat because we have free speech rights and strong opinions about our Constitutional rights and on the financial meltdown in this Country?

I hope this link stays up

Missouri Information Analysis Center

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

STAYING WARM PART 2

For those of us preppers in cold weather climates a good supply of cold weather clothing is an absolutely a necessity. My dad was born in 1910 and he told me they never had any special winter clothing, just more layers of what they had. Very bulky and very uncomfortable and not very warm. Well now days it is a lot different. Very good quality lightweight clothing is available. Now we can have excellent extreme weather clothing like thermal underwear, insulated coveralls and parkas, gloves, accessories and so on. Heck I have pac boots that will keep my feet warm for hours when the temperature is below zero. If you live in a cold weather climate or might be going to one in a emergency I hope you have this kind of gear on hand and ready to go. Around here Cabelas outfitters is a great source for extreme weather gear. If you watch they have some good sales and all their brick and mortar stores have a bargain bin with cheap prices on goods. They also have customer reviews on their wares to let you know how a particular item fares with real life users.

Now back in the early 1970’s “The Mother Earth News” had an article about cutting your heating bill by 75%. Their suggestion was to invest in the above type of clothing and turn your house thermostat down to 35 degrees, just enough to keep the plumbing from freezing.

Well my suggestion is to save the cold weather gear for when you are forced to use it and use energy conservation techniques and strategies on your house to save your energy dollars. It is beyond the scope of this post to detail all that you can do to stop the heat from escaping from your house but a few suggestions might help you get started. Being in the residential construction business I noticed that many customers spend a lot of money on cosmetic changes to make their houses look nicer. Well the smart customers do things to make their house perform better.

Here in Nebraska we need attic insulation at a minimum of an R-38 and R-13 in the walls. One of the biggest problem areas is air leakage. I have read that up to 30% of heat loss in a house is the space at the rim joists where the floor of the house sits on the foundation wall. Many of the houses I have worked on had no insulation in this location. That left a inch and one half of wood between the house and the outside temperature. A huge energy looser. Most framed walls have wires and plumbing that runs in the walls and thru the plates leaving gaps that allow air movement which can let cold air in or hot air out. A couple of good books could pay you back 1000 fold if you apply their energy saving advice. The “Mother Earth News” has many for purchase. I recommend “The Home Energy Diet” by Paul Scheckel. The public library is a good source for more energy saving books. There are a lot of things that don’t cost much if you do them yourself they will make your house warmer and save you money in energy costs.

Yeah you can save enough money by plugging the leaks in your building envelope to go out and buy some survival winter clothing.

Hey when I am out and about in my vehicle during frigid weather I feel a lot better knowing I got a duffle bag of winter survival gear with me. You can to. Keep on prepping

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Mountain Mans Choice

For economy and effectiveness you can't beat a Patch n Ball 50 cal. Muzzle Loader. (You can also shoot lead bird shot out of a smooth bore muzzle loader similar to a modern shotgun.)

Muzzle loaders were the rifles that that Mountain Men came west with in the early 1800's, and were the weapons of choice before that for hunters and the military. Traditional muzzle loaders that we use now are patterned after the originals ones that survived the ravages of time. As the name implies these rifles are loaded at the muzzle.

To fire, a measurement of black powder is first poured down the barrel. Then a patch is placed over the end of the barrel. A round ball cast of lead in the appropriate caliber is placed on the patch and pushed down into the barrel a couple of inches with a ball starter. A ram rod specific to the rifle is used to seat the patch and ball all the way to the bottom of the barrel tight against the powder previously poured in. A percussion cap is placed over a nipple that is connected to the breech where the powder rests inside of the barrel. The hammer will fall on the cap when the trigger is pulled. The hammer strike ignites the cap which ignites the powder charge which propels the round ball out the barrel at a deadly speed. Now the loading has to happen in that order, powder then patch then ball or the rifle will not fire. It does get messed up sometimes when you are not paying attention.

At Gettysburg many muzzle loaders of fallen soldiers were found with multipal round balls shoved down the barrel with no powder under the first ball. The fog of war? It takes a good 60 seconds or usually longer to reload the rifle and when someone is shooting back who knows.

You can scrounge around and find lead for your round ball ammo. Old lead pipe, roof flashings, etc... Old doors from a hospital x-ray room contains a lot of lead. Scrounge around is the key word here. Get to know your local scrap yard man and you will be set. Tire stores give away lead tire weights or sell them for 10 cents a pound or less. You can buy a mold, then melt your lead and cast all the ammo you need. The Patch is old pillow ticking or you can use store bought round patches. You do need to buy # 11 percussion caps to ignite the powder charge. Now if you really want to get traditional you can shoot with a flint lock muzzle loader in which a piece of flint strikes steel to creates a spark to lite off the charge. I bought my traditional muzzle loader replica at a local rendezvous for $100 bucks. I have seen them at gun shows for $100 dollars.

I use 40 grains of powder to shoot targets and 80 grains when I hunt. The more the powder the more the kick or recoil. 80 grains going off in a 50 cal. is similar to a 12 ga. shotgun recoil. One pound of Elephant brand powder contains 7000 grains of powder and is cheap to purchase. I paid six bucks for my last 1 pound can. I have taken 7 or 8 deer with my present rifle. Each time it took just one shot as that 50 cal. ball has a lot of wallop and knock down power. I do shoot at 50 yard or less when hunting to be sure of my shot. With the buckhorn open iron sights I can hit a 20 lb propane bottle at 100 yards - sometimes.

Anybody interested in Black Powder shooting should contact their local Muzzle Loading club. Folks these family friendly clubs are all over the Country. They hold club shoots and rendezvous throughout the year. These guys n gals are preppers and don't even know it. They wear homemade period clothing, they jerk venison and other wild game, they camp and cook without any of the modern conveniences. They take pride in everything and anything handmade. Weekend camps and rendezvous are full of tipi's, pyramid tents, campfires, fire pit cooking, hawk and knife competitions, target shooting, traders, and all kinds of fun.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Staying Warm


On a cold winter night you just can’t beat the heat from a wood fire. It’s a different kind of warm. It seems like it penetrates clear down to the bone. And then you have that glow of satisfaction because you are not paying some utility company top dollar for that warmth. It gives you a sense of independence. If you do your own cutting you can have a deep down good feeling knowing that you cut and split that fire wood yourself. Having 10 cord or more of wood stacked outside the house gives you that I am prepared for winter weather feeling.

I have heated my home with wood for many years. I will be the first to admit it is hard work, but for me it is worth every bit of it. Our first stove was an old #9 pot bellied antique. It had a small fire door and we had to feed the stove several times per night. That left you pretty tired in the morning. One day I got a 55 gal steel drum and a stove kit and set up a barrel stove in the house. My wife threw a fit and told me to get that ugly thing out of the house. I got her to agree to a 2 week trial period. After two weeks the stove stayed because it performed so well. We could heat the whole house with it and could load it up to last all night long.

It probably depends where you live but out here in rural Nebraska you can get all the wood you want for the asking. I look for wood that is dense and has a high btu value so it will burn a long time in the stove. Around here that would be oak, ash, mulberry, hackberry, locust. Most farmers are receptive to letting you clean up an older shelter belt or tree grove. Logs from green trees need to dry for at least a year. Wood from standing dead trees can be burned as soon as you cut and split it. Even logs laying on the ground are good for immediate burning if they are not punky and rotten.

A pickup, chainsaw, and splitting maul are minimum equipment to getting your own firewood supply. So much the better if you have a log splitter. Some folks for various reasons decide to just buy their firewood from the local firewood business. Being a seller of firewood myself I would advise that barter would work here. You could take your special skills, knowledge and abilities and make a trade for your firewood needs

Monday, February 16, 2009

LIBERALS, SOCIALISTS WANT TO BAN AMMO

http://www.newswithviews.com/NWV-News/news126.htm

Alert from Nebraska Firearm Owners Association

This is for those that shoot at a established shooting range in Nebraska. Reloaders like to check several different loads before loading up multipal rounds. This Bill LB 503 might keep your local range open.


You can help preserve your place to shoot in the future

This is a call for ACTION. You probably know that we have been working for several years now to obtain a state law that might protect shooting ranges from nuisance law suits. Only Hawaii, Washington State and Nebraska have no such law. I am confident that we are getting closer. LB-503 introduced by Langemeier is our bill this year. It was written with the help of NRA attorneys and language of several other states.

The first step is to get it through a committee hearing and out to the floor for debate and passage. It is now scheduled for hearing next Friday afternoon by the Government Military and Veterans Affairs committee February 20 at 1:30 PM in room 1507 of the capital. Be there if you want to help . You may speak if you wish but just your presence will be good and you can sign a check in sheet when you arrive as a supporter.

IF YOU KNOW ANY OF THE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS PLEASE CALL, WRITE , OR CONTACT THEM SOMEWAY AND VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR LB503. I can assure you that a postcard to senator Avery will get counted at least.

Members of the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs.

















Senator Bill Avery (C) bavery@leg.ne.gov District 28

Senator Pete Pirsch (VC) ppirsch@leg.ne.gov District 4

Senator Robert Giese bgiese@leg.ne.gov District 17

Senator Charlie Janssen cjanssen@leg.ne.gov District 15

Senator Russ Karpisek rkarpisek@leg.ne.gov District 32

Senator Rich Pahls rpahls@leg.ne.gov District 31

Senator Scott Price sprice@leg.ne.gov District 3

Senator Kate Sullivan ksullivan@leg.ne.gov District 41

Only Senator Avery serves a Lincoln District but any notes to the others can be counted as positive for our cause. You only need a sentence or two to get the point across.

If we can get it out of committee, then will be the time to contact your personal representative.

LB503 will provide;

-grandfather protection for ranges that exist today from new zoning ordinances

-disallow any city or county form enacting rules regulating firearm discharges

-provide that existing ranges may repair, remodel, reconstruct and improve ranges if needed.

-allow a city, county etc. to limit hours of operation between 10 pm and 7 am

-harmonizes this law with several existing laws

You may read it by going to the UNICAMERAL website at www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills and looking up LB503. The first five pages are the meat of it.

If you have any questions , please call me and I will try to help. This may be our only chance now for a few years, but with Senator Chambers out, it just might get through the process.

THANK YOU for helping yourselves. Wes Sheets,, Lincoln Chapter Secretary 466-9040

Friday, February 13, 2009

Thomas Jefferson - Words of Wisdom



1. When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as
Europe. Thomas Jefferson

2. The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson


3. It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. Thomas Jefferson


4. I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson


5. My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson


6. No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson


7. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Thomas Jefferson

8. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson


9. To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. Thomas Jefferson


And One Very Interesting Quote


In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:


'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Tornado

I am posting some information about tornadoes because I darn near got killed by one in 1999. In Nebraska they are one of our most serious weather threats. Ten seconds was the all difference for me between life or death. I dove into the basement stairwell just before it hit. When I looked up the house was gone- the debris spread out for 3/4 mile.

I am a volunteer fireman and storm spotter. Our busiest time in Central Nebraska is in the spring and early summer mostly in the early evening hours. The way it works is the spotters monitor suspicious cloud formations from strategic locations and radio in observed tornadic activity into the local communications center who in turn activate the sirens. When spotters are not out, as is sometimes the case this whole process is delayed. The communication center is in contact with the national weather service who in turn relay to the news media. Does that sound like a lot of middle men? Well it is. Twelve minutes after the above mentioned incident The tornado sirens were activated, a little bit to late from my perspective. Tornadoes strike fast and sometimes it is raining and or hailing so hard that nothing can be observed anyway and you just have to go by the weather service warning and seek shelter.

My pre-tornado advice. Have a plan in place for your family. Try to cover all the bases, like what to do when your family members are in different locations, what if the phone service or electricity is out. Have someone from a distant area appointed as a contact person. Grand Island was hit hard in 1980 http://www.gitwisters.com/ We were in Indiana at the time and did not know if my parents were alive or dead. We did not have any plan in place to call anyone. Have a shelter or place to go. When the weather is stormy pay attention to the cattle and horses as they sense a storm is coming and tend to bunch up in a sheltered corner Keep an eye in the sky and watch if it gets bad. If in the city or countryside have the radio on to advise you about tornado warnings and touch downs. Most of our tornadoes come from the south west moving north east. If the town SW of you is getting hit get your butt in a shelter-it's coming your way. One thing about most tornadoes is that it hits and then it is gone, Grand Island was an exception, see the link above. Then the clean up begins. If a large area gets hit you will have to depend on others because everything you own is gone or destroyed. All you have left is what is in your shelter. You better have a large network of friends and relatives and good homeowners insurance. But hey if you are still alive and uninjured you can rebuild. Around here the local volunteer fire departments have mutual aid networks that come to the aid of victims.

The following comes from FEMA's web site http://www.fema.gov/hazard/tornado/index.shtm

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long. Every state is at some risk from this hazard.

Some tornadoes are clearly visible, while rain or nearby low-hanging clouds obscure others. Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible.

Before a tornado hits, the wind may die down and the air may become very still. A cloud of debris can mark the location of a tornado even if a funnel is not visible. Tornadoes generally occur near the trailing edge of a thunderstorm. It is not uncommon to see clear, sunlit skies behind a tornado.

The following are facts about tornadoes:

  • They may strike quickly, with little or no warning.
  • They may appear nearly transparent until dust and debris are picked up or a cloud forms in the funnel.
  • The average tornado moves Southwest to Northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction.
  • The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 MPH, but may vary from stationary to 70 MPH.
  • Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.
  • Waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water.
  • Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
  • Peak tornado season in the southern states is March through May; in the northern states, it is late spring through early summer.
  • Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., but can occur at any time.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gerald Celente: The Greatest Depression in History

Who is Gerald Celente?

He is founder/director of http://www.trendsresearch.com/index.htm

The Trends Research Institute publishes http://www.trendsresearch.com/journal.html

This guy has a track record of looking at data and making accurate forecasts of coming economic events. His forecast are like another voice crying in the wilderness trying to get us to prepare for what is coming.

Lew Rockwell had his latest podcast http://www.lewrockwell.com/podcast/?p=episode&name=2009-01-28_094_the_greatest_depression_in_history.mp3

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tyranny of the Elite

Is the US a Democracy or a Republic? Do we know the difference?
Check out this video http://www.wimp.com/thegovernment/

I think this is the catalyst of the Prepper movement as our Constitutional Republic abandons the rule of law and moves towards the ever changing whims of the majority. People that have some vision as to what direction this Country is going have no choice but to prepare for the consequences of the abandoning of our Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and The Bill of Rights.





Sunday, January 25, 2009

Up and Going

January 25, 2009 First Blog
Howdy to All

Thanks to Tom for getting this preppers network up and going.


I would like to start this Nebraska Preppers Network Blog Site by asking the question: What are you preparing for and by what level of priority are you getting your preps done?

I hope that participation in this blog will stimulate thoughts and garner ideas about how we can help each other of like mind to prepare and share our knowledge, skills, and resources with each other.

My interest in preparing for unseen events started almost 30 years ago when I joined the local Volunteer Fire Department and was involved in Storm Watch and Fire and Rescue operations.

I did not really respect the awesome power of severe storms until a house I was building in 1999 was blown away by a tornado and completely destroyed while I was working inside. (I ducked down the basement about ten seconds before it hit)

Then when the Y2K scare hit I decided that it was time to start making some preparations for what could happen. Even though the problems back then turned out to be minor in nature I made a conscious decision from that time on to always work on making my family safe as I could and prepare for what may come.

Just as an example of helping each other, if anybody is interested in setting aside some grain, I found a local farmer near Ashton, NE that sells organic red wheat that he raised himself for $15 a bushel. A plastic drywall bucket and a trip to his farm is all you need to lay in a supply.

Trick

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Coming Soon....

Pat will be operating Nebraska Preppers network. Welcome Pat! If you would like to be a team member and contribute, then leave him a comment

Thank you
Tom

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