Sunday, 01 July 2012
For your prepping pleasure:
The Single Most Overlooked Survival Technique
Separating fact from fiction in order to make an appropriate choice during a stressful situation is incredibly important. Situational awareness can be the key component in the decision-making process, and makes it (the stressful situation) infinitely easier to deal with.
CharlottePrepCon Protecting What Matters Most
Keynote speaker: James Wesley Rawles of SurvivalBlog.com
Call it Survivalism. Call it Prepping. Call it Back to Basics. Call it whatever you want, but the movement to become more self-reliant, grow and can your own foods, reduce your carbon footprint and preparing in case of a natural (or not so natural) disaster is the basis for the upcoming CharlottePrepCon event. A full day of speakers, exhibitors and breakout sessions will be followed by a family-friendly outing to Knights Stadium for a baseball game and fireworks! Speakers will include James Wesley, Rawles of Survival.Blog.com, talk show host Vince Coakley, Scott Hunt and David Kobler of Practical Preppers, Rich Davis of DCG Real Assets and Steve Nolan of SurvivalWeek.com.
Tickets and information available at CharlottePrepCon
Are You Packing? 5 Inexpensive Ways to Store Your Food
You can spend a fortune on food for long term storage, but if you don’t protect your investment, that money could be completely wasted. Proper storage containers don’t have to cost a fortune. You can glean many different kinds of containers from things that would normally be thrown away. Once you’ve alerted friends and family that you are seeking these containers, you will likely be given more containers than you could ever use!
Sometimes in the American gun culture there is this all or nothing idea when it comes to being prepared for bad situations; often ignoring the reality of the middle ground in the realm of day to day preparedness.
On one end there is the OCD end-of-the-world-zombie-apocalypse idea that if you haven’t squandered your families earnings on MREs, multiple military grade rifles and hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammo you are, as Chris Rock says, “gonna die”.
The flip side of the coin is this weird obsession by the gun market and manufacturers to build uber light weight .380s and 9mms that can only be held onto with two fingers, has a light rail, and no sights (don’t want to weigh the gun down you know…’cause there’s a light rail).
One could suppose, justly, that my cynicism is leaking through.
50 Free self-reliant and preparedness books for your Kindle reader
by Atticus Freeman
If you’ve read our posts for very long at all, you probably know this: the only thing we like better than preparedness and self-reliant resources are free ones! Fortunately, there are many Kindle books available for no cost over at Amazon.com.
Many of the free books are simply old books from the early 1900s that are in the public domain, but there a number of newer ones too. Of course, some of the older books are useful just because they often describe how to do things without complex machinery or modern processes, which is very helpful for the self-reliant do-it-yourselfer.
Below is a list of 50 Kindle books that are related to self-reliance and/or preparedness, which are free to download (at least as of the time of this writing).