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Hugh James Latimer (HJL) is the Managing Editor of SurvivalBlog, the original blog for prepping and survival for when SHTF, where he manages the blog’s day-to-day operations, applying his diverse technical, management, and editorial expertise.

When you choose a sleeping bag rated for cold weather, sleeping bags filled with goose down are lightest — but they come with a consequence. If your bag gets wet it loses all insulating properties. A single tear can cause down to spill out. Your best bet is to get a down sleeping bag with a Gortex liner, to protect from moisture. But the price for Goretex down bags with a high rating can be steep — which can climb to $500 or more.

Flee the TV: Psychologists have found that people who don’t watch TV are more accurate judges of 
everyday risks and rewards than those who follow fearmongering news programs and that even thinking about politics can slash your overall happiness. Their advice: Try a news fast for one week and see how little you miss.

About Blog – Reality Survival is all about prepping, wilderness survival & bushcraft techniques, gun, knife and outdoor gear reviews. it is a site that is dedicated to teaching real world wilderness, rural, urban and emergency survival techniques. The site contains numerous YouTube video demonstrations and instructive blog posts on specific techniques, etc.

Rawles has lived in San Jose, California; near Orofino, Idaho; near Smartsville (formerly Smartville, California); in Fremont, California; and near New Washoe City, Nevada. An article published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2008 incorrectly asserted that Rawles lived in California, but later in that article, Rawles noted that the location of his ranch in the United States is kept secret. We don’t actually reveal our location, even at the state level. All that I’m allowed to say is that we’re somewhere west of the Rockies. We intentionally keep a very low profile. We just don’t want a lot of people camping out on our doorstep the day after everything hits the fan.[78] The German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung asserts that the ranch is in northern Idaho.[79] Others have claimed that the undisclosed location of the ranch is in Nevada, Utah, Wyoming or even in Central America.[2] His mailing forwarding address is in Newcastle, Wyoming.[80] A CNN Europe article written before his first wife died noted that Rawles …lives on a ranch in an undisclosed location with his wife (who he refers to in his blog affectionately as ‘the Memsahib’) and their children. Their life is almost entirely self-sufficient: They keep livestock, hunt elk and the children are schooled at home. Stored away in the ranch somewhere is a three-year supply of food.[81] In an article titled The Most Dangerous Novel in America, Rawles told The Daily Beast: I’m not at liberty to discuss where I live. It’s part of an agreement I made with my wife. I really can’t go into the details. We live in a very remote area. I embrace technology. We don’t live in a cellphone area, but I’m online constantly. We’re just prepared to live off-grid, if the power grid goes down. Because of the nature of my blog and my novel, I don’t just want anonymity, I need anonymity. I could wake up some morning in the aftermath of some crisis and look out in my barnyard and see five Winnebagos and some television news crews. I don’t want fans of my books to descend on my property, so I have to be perspicacious.[5] In 2009, Rawles told an Agence France-Presse reporter: I’m surrounded by national forest. A river runs through the back end of the property, so there’s no shortage of water and no shortage of fish or game to shoot. If Western civilization were to collapse tomorrow, I’d have to read about it on the Internet. I just wouldn’t notice.[82] His U.S. mail address is a post office box in Newcastle, Wyoming, but his main web site server is in Sweden.[80] On an appearance on a September 2013 radio show, he indicated in conversation that he was located in the inland Northwest.

HJL earned college degrees in engineering, metallurgy, and education and has worked as Technical Editor for five international technical journals and as an engineer for Sandia National Laboratories. His deep scientific background ranges from aerospace engineering to systems administration and owning his own technology-intensive business.

Bear Grylls has made an entire career on showing geeks how to survive in the wild, so if it has his name on it, you can bet that it will save your ass. The fire starter is a ferrocerium rod combined with a metal striker so you can blaze it up, while the Lifestraw Personal Water Filter removes 99.9999% of all waterborne bacteria, which is better than the EPA standard. Dehydration and exposure are two of the deadliest – and most overlooked – things that will getcha in the wild, and these tools make it much easier to deal with both. They also come with an emergency whistle for when you get lost or just want to harass the local wildlife.

The aluminium blankets or sheets added to your shelter will significantly increase your shelter’s heat retention capacity. Aluminium facing outward of the shelter can also reflect sunlight, allowing you to stay cooler under the shelter. Among the survivalist community, these are referred to as super shelters, and rightfully so.

The key to prevention? Eat slower. As one McMaster University physician found in a study of 145 students from his daughter’s middle school, kids who scarfed a bowl of ice cream 
in five seconds or fewer were twice as likely to feel brain freeze as those who took their time.

Several sections of the Survival Guide have been written specifically for prospective postdocs. Postdocing in the U.S. describes for the uninitiated what it is like to do a fellowship in this country, and how it may differ from similar experiences within other countries. Going in With Your Eyes Open offers advice on what people should ask before they accept a postdoctoral fellowship position in the United States. There is also advice for international postdocs for whom English is a foreign language.

When considering complaint information, please take into account the company’s size and volume of transactions, and understand that the nature of complaints and a firm’s responses to them are often more important than the number of complaints.

A synthetic bag can keep a person warm in cold temperatures as well, but there’s a drawback — they weigh more, sometimes a few pounds more. If you don’t mind a couple extra pounds, then go with a synthetic bag like this Goretex modular system.

As a father of 3 small children, I have always tried to protect and provide for all their immediate and future necessities.  I could not come home and tell my kids there was no food on the shelves.  Now, I can sleep in peace having purchased years of emergency food! I love having the peace of mind, the feeling of being empowered– that my family and I are covered with the necessary emergency food, and survival supplies for the next 20 years at TODAY’S prices for what ever comes our way. For more information, go to blog .  http://survivalist-hub.blogspot.com/. 

What emerges are life-altering and, in some cases, lifesaving epiphanies—existential prescriptions for living with integrity, courage, and authenticity in an increasingly chaotic, uncertain, and inauthentic age.

One great way to identify some edible plants is by studying up a little bit. You can always find books and resources on the internet that can educate you to identify these poisonous plants. So, if you have some time, read up!

Federal Law mandates that guns may only be shipped to a Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealer. The dealer will ensure that you are legally allowed to purchase the gun under all Federal, State and Local Laws before completing the gun transfer. The majority of dealers charge a fee for this service that is NOT included […]

The interesting thing about this Survival Life is it wasn’t created out of passion for the niche but instead because the Digital Marketer team saw an opportunity to create an authority site that had huge profit potential.

Hellava list, Elise! Way too much for my brain to handle. 🙂 The Mora Companion goes with me in the woods as a neck knife and for finer bushcraft tasks. Though it’s not full tang, mine has taken a lot of abuse and keeps performing admirably. I plan on shaving with it in the bush one day.

There are people in this world, such as monks and missionaries, who may not appear greedy and lack the desire to control other people or things. It is only because these people believe in an afterlife. They sacrifice the present life for the sake of the future life in heaven. What is heaven? In my view, it is the place with indefinite control. Therefore, these people still want control in the end. They want to control their life to come because they believe in it. People that have more control over other people are called politicians. People that have more control over things are called capitalists and people that have more control over knowledge are called scientists. All these people are the forerunners at the intellectual marathon race.

Why would we carry gold? I can understand the importance of silver because it it $20 an ingot and can be used for trade and barter. Gold is a whopping $1,250 a coin, and no one in a SHTF crisis is going to have change for a purchase.

DISCLAIMER: the tips provided in this list does not guarantee survival. We are providing insights based on our own knowledge and experience. We simply sharing our personal ideas  and opinions with our audience. Use the outlined advice at your own risk. 

Okay all you homemade bread lovers out there… Let’s see your favorite bread recipes! I’m sure that most everyone will agree that there’s nothing quite like the smell of breadmaking, from the rise, to the baking, to the table! And there’s nothing like the taste of fresh, warm, homemade bread. …

I’m always on a tight budget, so yes, much of my kit is recycled or repurposed. Always remember, you don’t have to go out and buy everything. Adapt, improvise, and overcome. The most beautiful trout I ever caught was caught on a fresh cut bit of bamboo about 4 feet long, dental floss, and improvised wooden fish hook with a beetle tied to it as bait. That beetle put up one hell of a fight. Dental floss is an excellent investment for bugging in or out. Besides the obvious use of dental hygeine, it’s very tough, cheap, compact and lightweight in it’s own little super convenient package, and can be used in any application where a bit of string would serve better than cord/paracord. Can even be used to close wounds in a pinch, multiple strands can be braided together for applications requiring more tensile strength when 550 cord is unavailable, and can be woven into a net. I used some braided strands in Afghanistan as an improvised bootlace to serve my needs until I got back to my patrol base where my spare laces were stowed.

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