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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Show contents 21st July 2015

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This week I begin with the Titan survival knife, Urban Survival Pry Bar Multi Tool Funding Needed, THE TWELTH WILDERNESS GATHERING 2015 13th to 16th August, the Blizzard survival 10% Discount offer, Rouge EMP Attack, ISIS and the Threats We Face, the Ribzwear 30% Discount offer, How Much Food Preps do You Need, the Wilderness121 10% Discount offer, The Kids EDC School Emergency Kit, the Midimax 10% Discount offer, Eating Road Kill, Home Made Emergency Survival Bars, the Field Leisure 10% Discount offer, Prepared for Disaster, the Buggrub 10% Discount offer, Home-Made Firestarters, Some Useful Tips, The Hunters-Knives 10% Discount offer, The V2 Silent Pocket Review, Frontier Bushcraft Team Course, GIANT HOGWEED, The Flipside Wallet 3X Review.

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Here is my "SURVIVAL BLADE" the Titan

It is designed by me and hand-made by a true craftsman Mr David Tilling from Welsh Knives, his Face Book page is here. https://www.facebook.com/WelshKnives?pnref=story

Titan is an all rounder, built of 8 mm. 01 steel, hardened and tempered with a choice of wood or mycarta scales and a leather or kydex sheath. I think it is "THE" survival blade.

Titan with Wood Scales



Titan with Micarta Handle



A Zippo on Titans back
 

Urban Survival Pry Bar Multi Tool Funding Needed

Mike has contacted me for help with funding to begin making his Urban Survival Pry Bar Multi Tool again.

The Pry Bars are designed as a survival tool for emergencies in either urban or non urban situations - the tools include two prying ends, cutting edge, saw back, tin / bottle opener, nail puller, sharpened hook, flat head screw driver and a paracord wrapped handle which contains an survial kit underneath which includes band aids, snare wire, lock pick, tension tool, saw blade, compass, matches, safety pins, and more - the contents may vary from each Pry Bar

The Pry Bar is available in a blued finish but also in plain black paint, and you can chose any colour for the paracord wrapped handle, in fact they may even be available in bright orange.bright orange paint finish.

I am asking all preppers from where ever you live to join together and provide the funding Mike needs. You can see a video of the pry bar in the link on the top right hand side of my website at www.ukprn.blogspot.co.uk

THE TWELTH WILDERNESS GATHERING 2015 13th to 16th August

The Wilderness Gathering has over the years become a firm date in the diaries of those who enjoy Bushcraft, nature and wilderness survival skills. The previous eleven years have seen this event grow from a small event in one field with some traders and schools sharing bushcraft skills and knowledge to a festival of wilderness living skills encompassing bushcraft/survival and woodland crafts.

The show has grown into an event with something for all the family with stories and music by the campfire in the evenings and skills workshops and activities throughout the three whole days of the festival.

The Wilderness Gathering has without a doubt become the premier family event for all those interested in bush crafts and the great outdoors.

The show has Bushcraft clubs for all age groups of children to get involved in plus more activities for all including den building and wilderness skills classes for all.

There are hands on demonstrations of game preparation, knife sharpening, basha boat building, bow making, greenwood working, archery and axe throwing and primitive fire lighting to name just a few. There are talks on survival physiology, classes on falconry and wilderness survival fishing. All of these skills are there for everybody and anybody to participate in.

You can probably pick up information on nearly all the skills needed to live in the wilderness and prosper at The Wilderness Gathering.

There is a wealth of good quality trade stands that are carefully selected to be in theme for the show selling everything from custom knives to tipis and outdoor clothing to primitive tools. The organisers have even laid on a free service bring and buy stall where you can bring along your used and unwanted kit and they’ll sell it for you.

There are local scout and explorer groups on site promoting the World Wide Scouting Movement as well helping out with some of the classes and site logistics.

The catering is within the theme of the event with venison and game featuring on the menus plus organic cakes and drinks. The woodland and open field camping facilities (with hot showers) giving you the option to visit for the whole weekend or just to attend as a day visitor.

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Rouge EMP Attack

There are two types of EMP attacks that could return the developed West to

an 18th century agrarian lifestyle that would cause millions of deaths.

One is a direct hit from a solar flare.

The other would be an EMP from a nuclear explosion in the atmosphere about 50 to 100 miles above the earth and all it would take is a basic missile and a crude nuclear device.

In the US alone it has been estimated that a direct hit from either could cost $2 trillion in damage the first year and a recovery time frame of four to 10 years.

That means it would affect upwards of 230 million Americans, leaving them without food, water, power, heat and communications –in fact anything that is dependent on the electrical grid and all of its branches would be gone.

Starvation and death would be inevitable for millions, I believe.

It has been recently stated that Iran was using talks with its enemies to stall the international community while it develops a nuclear weapon and delivery system.

Way back in 2007, unclassified US intelligence said Iran is going to have a nuclear weapon and a delivery system by 2015. That was way back in 2007, and it is thought they are right on the road to making that a reality.

Since then, Iranian officials have been explaining that the agreement affirmed their right to pursue a nuclear program.

What I cannot understand is that U.S. utility companies have been resisting efforts to harden the grid and local utilities against an EMP attack.

The SHIELD Act, introduced by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., would give the federal government authority to get the utilities to undertake protective measures.

However, the legislation may not be going anywhere in Congress.

When emergency planners from the White House down to local police and fire departments find themselves tasked to plan for an EMP catastrophe in the context of an unprotected electric grid, this will bring enormous pressure to bear on the electric utilities and the NERC.

The NERC, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, which represents the electric utility industry, is tasked with protecting bulk power transmission on the grid. However, the federal government currently lacks authority to get local utilities to protect against an EMP.

By the way last July, a North Korean freighter was intercepted carrying components of Cuban SA-2 surface-to-air missiles in the Panama Canal, these are nuclear capable missiles.

The loss of the electrical grid would be a nightmare, triggering cascading failures of all the critical infrastructures on which society depends.

A “super-EMP” nuclear bomb is lighter than regular nuclear weapons and is designed to emit greater amounts of gamma rays, a form of electromagnetic energy. It’s the most destructive type of EMP event.

If fact I would say that even nations with “defensive” missiles could load them with nukes and deliver an EMP death blow to any country.

I have to say that if armed with a nuclear warhead and launched from a freighter, the SA-2 is technically possible to use offensively for an EMP attack.

Imagine if one armed SA-2 were to be launched from a freighter off, say the U.S. East Coast and exploded high over the highly populated region stretching from New York City to Washington, D.C., the resulting EMP could knock out the Eastern grid that services some 70 percent of the U.S. population.

The people are then left without electricity, which stops almost all economic activity, including financial accounts and transactions. There would be no more fuel or water, because pumps use electricity. The delivery of food and other goods would stop when the fuel runs out.

There can also be a non-nuclear electromagnetic pulse (NNEMP) using microwaves and carried in satellites, missiles, drones, and ships.

The threat of an EMP has been demonstrated by nuclear tests, in 1962, in a project called Operation Starfish, the U.S. military set off a nuclear bomb 240 miles above an atoll in the Pacific Ocean. The resulting electromagnetic pulse (EMP) affected the electric grid in Hawaii, blowing out street lights and creating telephone power cuts and radio blackouts.

It is possible to protect electronics from an EMP, and the militaries of the world have been hardening their equipment. But nothing has been done to protect the civilian infrastructure, especially the electrical grid.

We have enemies that could deliberately destroy our economy. I think it unlikely that Russia or China would commit such destruction, but North Korea might, and there are of course terrorists who would enjoy such a catastrophe.

It is in human nature to discount and ignore important but not imminent threats. Political campaigns focus on current hot topics which seem trivial compared to the existential threat of an economic catastrophe.

Perhaps this is why everyone does not prep.

I think that the problem has been that there have been alarmists who have stoked fear of disasters which have not happened. But EMP is a real threat, recognized by the military, government officials, and scientists.

Even if the we are not deliberately attacked, there is an on-going threat from geomagnetic solar storms. There was such a storm in 1859, the Carrington event, which destroyed telegraph transmissions.

There would be time enough to shut off the electric grid, if the system were prepared. But to date worryingly there is no plan or practice exercises to do so.

The EMP threat makes terrorism an existential threat to all the economies of the world.

Public attention has been focused on local attacks such as occurred in Boston and Paris, but few are discussing the global threat.

Most people believe that the prime responsibility of government is to protect the people. I have to say that this belief is so far from the truth. The truth is, it's up to you to protect yourself.

I think that it is only a matter of time before an EMP weapon is used against us.

What I am saying is we must prepare for life in the 1800's that is life without electricity.

ISIS and the Threats We Face

The rumours are that ISIS militants have likely seized nuclear materials to make a "dirty" bomb,

The montrous fiends with the Islamic State hope to add another horrific weapon to their arsenal of terror — a “dirty” bomb.

The bloodthirsty jihadist group looted radioactive chemicals from government labs as they rampaged across Iraq and Syria and hope to assemble explosive devices with them, according to Australian intelligence officials and ISIS propaganda.

The militants bragged in Dabiq, their perverted publicity magazine, that they could soon have the capability to build or purchase nuclear weapons.

But I would sat that a more immediate threat could be “dirty” bombs — devices that use conventional explosives to spread radioactive or other hazardous materials.

Australian intelligence officials were so concerned about the group’s intentions, they called for a meeting of the “Australia Group,” an international forum for stopping the proliferation of chemical weapons.

If you do not think that ISIS “is likely to have amongst its tens of thousands of recruits the technical expertise necessary to further refine precursor materials and build chemical weapons,” then you have you head in the sand I would say.

My concerns over a potential radioactive weapon in the hands of ISIS come a year after Iraqi officials warned the UN the group had obtained materials that could “be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction."

Although the detonation of a Dirty Bomb would not kill many people, that is in fact not its intended purpose, its real purpose is to spread fear, in fact to terrorise the local population and denie access to a location for a period of time.

There’s a big difference between radiological weapons and nuclear weapons, for one think a dirty bomb is far less powerful. A dirty bomb is different mostly because it causes more fear, which is what terrorists want.

But terrorists have never deployed such a device. However I believe that it is only a matter of time before we see such a device detonated on our streets.

Chlorine bombs are another weapon sought after by isis, who are known to be recruiting supporters with chemical degrees and the knowledge to weaponize this gas.

The have already used chlorine bombs on peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq in January.

So what can you do to mitigate the effects of these terror weapons if or should I say when they are used against us on our streets.

If a terrorist attack occurs, it is important that you remain calm and follow instructions from local officials and emergency service personnel.

You should be aware of your surroundings and watch for additional attacks.

Listen to local TV and radio for directions and travel information and instructions from local officials. If you are in a position where the attack occurs near you, check for injuries and provide firstaid.

This is a situation when a GHB will be of use as well as a plan on how you will get home.

Here are a few safety first tips:

Stay inside your home, work place or any other accommodation you are in at the time.

Do not go out onto the streets.

Be alert to local news developments.

Stick to any imposed curfews or security restrictions.

Be aware of conspicuous or unusual behaviour. Unusual behaviour and strange devices should be reported to the police or security personnel promptly.

If you are in a building close to the site of a terrorist attack, stay away from the windows

If in the vicinity of an attack, do not stay to watch what is happening, as you will only get in the way of the emergency services. There is also a risk that additional attacks may occur.

Biological and Chemical weapons may be the most devastating and uncontrollable weapons ever made by man.

Biological weapons are any man made weapon caused to disperse viruses, bacteria, or toxins derived from living organisms to cause death or disease within humans.

I would say that in the event of a future terrorist attack, the means in which the attack would be achieved would be through the use of bio-chemical weapons.

This is not hard to believe, considering most bio-chemical agents can be created in ones own home with readily available materials.

Due to the nature of biological and chemical weapons, the most widely predicted use for such weapons would be against the populace of a nation, where it may inflict massive fatalities and economic destruction.

However this does not mean that a bio-chemical attack is unsurvivable, with proper knowledge and readiness it can very well be a crisis that one can overcome. In fact as with surviving Nuclear attack it is a matter of knowledge and learning a new set of rules.

If a chlorine gas bomb is detonated then be aware of any yellow-green gas floating around with the strong smell of bleach.

Some soldiers in WWI described it as pepper and pineapple. If you are exposed to chlorine gas, you may have trouble breathing or seeing and will feel a burning sensation.

Move quickly into an area with clean air in order to minimize exposure to the gas. Better still is to move up-wind as quickly as possible as the gas can only go where the wind blows it.

If indoors, say a shopping centre then exit the building as quickly as possible.

If outdoors, move to the highest ground. Since chlorine gas is more dense than air, it will sink to the ground.

Grab a cotton pad or any fabric and soak it in urine. Or use the N95 mask in your GHB or EDC, you do have one don't you?

Hold it up to your nose as a mask. The Canadian military survived the first large-scale chlorine gas attack in WWI by using urine instead of water, under the presumption that the urine crystallizes the gas.

You will then need to remove all clothing that may have been exposed to the gas, being sure not to let the clothes touch your face or head.

Cut the clothes off so that they don't need to make additional contact with your skin as they're peeled off. Seal the clothes in plastic bags.

Clean your body thoroughly with a lot of soap and water. Rinse your eyes with water if your vision is blurred or your eyes burn; if you wear contact lenses, throw them away.

However, water mixed with Chlorine gas can turn into Hydrochloric acid, so be careful. .

I am not in the business of scaring people but I am keen on informing you dear listener of the real threats that I think we face.

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How Much Food Preps do You Need

Survival food storage is an insurance policy of sorts, against emergency, disaster, or worse.

The amount of food that any one person chooses to store is a personal choice and is related to your risk tolerance, your resources, your perception of a disaster’s likelihood, and of course your motivation to store food, and more…

Common sense tells us that short term disruption scenarios, or "every day" emergencies, are probably more likely to occur than some of the greater disaster scenarios, so you might think that preparing for ‘ordinary/every day’ disaster is good enough.

On the other hand, although a SHTF scenario may seem more unlikely to some, the fact is that should it occur, it will impact you in a much more severe way.

And having not prepared for that, will or could be life threatening.

So, how much is enough?

For a car-kit, a 72-hour-kit, a bug-out-bag kit, the generally accepted rule-of-thumb is 3 days worth of food, for each person.

The idea with this, is to have enough food that would cover the reasonable amount of time that it might take for you to get from point-A to point-B.

The idea being that point-B will have the food and supplies that you may need.

For a food supply at home to ensure against most of today’s ‘expected’ disasters that might come your way, I would suggest a 30-day supply for every member of the household.

The reason I say ‘expected’ is to cover things that would not surprise us terribly, like hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, winter snow/ice storms, flooding and other geo-physical events.

These events are regional, and recoverable generally in a reasonable amount of time.

For a food supply at home to ensure a greater supply for those disasters which may not recover in a reasonable amount of time, the next step up is a solid 3-month supply for every member of the household.

While a 1-month supply is very easy to collect, a 3-month supply will require a little bit more effort. However it’s still very easy.

When you’re building your food storage, concentrate on bulking up on the foods that you normally eat. I’ll leave it at that for this category (up to 3 months).

The next step is a big one.

Once you’ve stocked up a 3-month supply of food (at least 2,000 calories per day per person), and if you feel the necessity, you need to focus on 1-year.

A 1-year food storage plan will cause you to start thinking more seriously about shelf life, the types of foods, how they’re stored, how they’re preserved, the variety of food, the foods that are more fitting for long-term storage, a balanced approach, food rotation techniques, and more…

Stepping up to a 1-year plan is more difficult in that it will require you to do some research to decide what will be successful for you, and the right way to go about it.

So why would anybody want a 1-year supply of food? Isn’t that way over-the-top?

Unfortunately, many people today will think that you’re a bit ‘crazy’ if they know you’ve stored a 1-year supply of food. It’s too bad that this is how it is… sad really.

By attempting to be responsible for yourself, you’re potentially looked at as a nut case.

So… don’t tell anyone.

Again, why would anyone need a 1-year supply?

To survive a SHTF scenario.

Could it happen?

Yes, of course it could.

Is it likely to happen?

Maybe, maybe not.

The question you should be asking yourself instead is,


Is my life worth a 1-year supply of food?”

Well, is it? What’s your life worth?

You might ask, “What is a SHTF scenario, and how would it affect my ability to get food from the shops or from an organized relief effort?”

A SHTF scenario is one where some, or many, of the interwoven systems that enable our modern-day living, will break down to a degree where life as we know it becomes social chaos.

It is a collapse scenario where food will run out in the shops, not to be re-stocked.

A scenario that affects more than just a local region, and is sufficient in magnitude to last for a long time… long enough for people to starve and become desperate.

It may seem very unlikely that a SHTF scenario would ever occur, and that you would never need to keep a 1-year supply of food.

But the thing is, we get lulled into a sense of false security because it’s never happened to us before. Therefore, it will never happen to us…

It is a risky proposition to assume that everything will always remain as it is.

So, is 1-year enough?

Maybe. But in a worst-case scenario, I do not believe so. Here’s why…

If we had to become truly self-reliant (for whatever reason – which is beyond the scope of this piece), a major source of food will be whatever we can grow ourselves.

I wonder how many people who have stored 1-year of food will be successful the following summer growing a garden of food which produces enough to keep them going for yet another year?

If they fail, in any way, they’re potentially in big trouble as death would be on the cards.

It seems to me that in order to provide yourself a cushion for problems like this, a 2-year supply of food should be quite adequate.

This is why it is so important to start experimenting with gardening (and its problems), and food preservation techniques, BEFORE you need to rely on it for survival.

Don’t expect that your first crop is going to be entirely plentiful.

So we’ve come from a 3-day supply of food, all the way to a 2-year supply of food.

How much survival food is enough?

It seems to me that 2-years will be enough to store ahead of time.

If you can’t manage to procure enough of your own food during the 2nd year following SHTF, then perhaps you weren’t meant to survive.

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The Kids EDC School Emergency Kit

OK, so you have a GHB and a 72hr BoB great, but what about your children?

As a Grandparent of two small children of pre-school age and of school age my SHTF fears have nothing to do with pandemics, roving hordes of marauders or an EMP taking out my iPhone.

My biggest SHTF fear is that “something” could happen while my grandkids are not with me that could put them into harm’s way.

I think a lot of grandparents and parents who are preppers share this same fear.

As preppers we diligently prepare for disasters of all sizes by storing supplies, practicing skills and always being aware of our surroundings so that we can be prepared for any potential threats that may come our way…but is a 5, 10 or 15 year old child capable of understanding practical preparedness?

We’re adults. We have the maturity to think long-term and be prepared for disasters. However, when I look at my 3 and 4 year old grandkids going off to school every day,

I always get uneasy about what “could” potentially happen when they’re away. There are several alternatives for traditional schools, but most of us are not in a position to homeschool or explore alternative schooling.

I think it is is OUR responsibility to prepare our kids for school emergencies (not the school’s), how to put together a child’s everyday carry school emergency kit and a few tips that can help you breathe a little easier while your kids are away.

Isn’t the school supposed to be keeping my kids safe?

First and foremost, it’s not the school’s responsibility to keep your kids safe…it’s yours.

Yes, the school has a legal obligation to look after your kids while they are in school, but as any parent will tell you, schools aren’t perfect and no plan is full-proof.

Ultimately it is your responsibility to prepare your children to respond to school-place disasters.

Think about all the disaster scenarios that could come up during the school day; Lock-downs, weather emergencies, bus accidents, delays in transportation and even the most terrifying of all, an active shooter/terrorist inside your child’s school.

Yes, it is the school’s legal obligation to care for your kids, but if you think every school’s emergency plan (if they even have a plan) to handle these situations are full-proof… you’re delusional.

As parents we have to take an active role in our kids school safety, no matter how prepared the school may seem or how redundant our preparations may seem.

Everyday Carry (EDC) School Emergency Kit

I’ve seen a lot of School emergency kits posted in the past. Many of them include knives, paracord, fire-starting implements… basically everything they need to get expelled from school.

Look this isn’t the kids’ version of Man vs. Wild.

The chances of your kids ever needing any of these things is next to nothing and the chances that your child will be caught with these items and face disciplinary action is extremely high.

Be smart about what you’re sending with them to school. Always keep in mind Risk vs. Reward.

Before putting together your child’s EDC school emergency kit, take the time to send an email or make a phone call to their school.

Explain to them that you are simply a concerned parent who would like their child to be more prepared for emergencies and that you’re putting together an emergency kit that will be in your child’s possession every day, will rarely (if ever) be used and that you just want to make sure there will be no problems.

Include all the items you believe your child should have every day and ask what the official policy is on these items.

Many schools have banned any sort of bladed instrument, any sort of medications (even over the counter) and some even believe that your child shouldn’t have a way to contact his or her parents in the case of an emergency and have banned mobile phones completely.

As for mobile phones in school – A lot of schools have banned them altogether. I adamantly oppose this policy. Mobile phones are a link to your child when you aren’t there.

I won’t publicly suggest that anyone break school policies, but mobile phones can be turned off and there shouldn’t be any reason for anyone to know your child has a mobile phone in their backpack unless it is an emergency.

In a nutshell…when your kids are old enough to have a mobile phone they’re going to have one, school policy be damned.

However this choice is obviously completely up to you.

Here is what I suggest that you include In your Child’s EDC School Emergency Kit

Various sized Band aids (including finger bandages)

Gauze and tape

Chapstick

Burn cream

Children’s pain meds / fever reducer

Children’s allergy medication

Whistle

Disinfectant wipes

Water bottle

Trail mix

Change of clothes

Handwarmers

Mobile phone & charger

Medical information card – Include any known allergies, blood type and any important medical history.

ID card with parents full contact information as well as contact information for at least 3 other trusted people

Tips for the prepared parent

Take time to visit with the school’s Head and discuss all possible emergency contingency plans.

If you are unsatisfied with the answers you receive, escalate the situation to the school’s govenors.

Even if you have to involve the media to get this information, you deserve to know the school’s procedures for keeping your child out of harm’s way in an emergency.

Talk to your children about how to respond to various school emergencies. Drill them on the exits in their class, what to do in the case of a fire or other weather emergencies.

Make them as ready as possible to respond responsibly to various threats that they could encounter.

Teach your children to respect their teachers but be sure to teach them that ultimately they need to do whatever it takes to stay safe in a disaster scenario, whether they are following the rules or not.

Even if you are uncomfortable with your child having a mobile phone, be sure that they know how to use one and know all important contact numbers by heart.

Teach your children to pay very close attention to and listen to the police or other emergency service personal.

Teach them to use their EDC ID cards to help first responders reconnect them to you as soon as possible.

Final thoughts

A lot of us weren’t born preppers. At some point, most of us had some sort of “Wake Up” moment that opened our eyes to how fragile the modern world is and we decided that we needed to take a little more responsibility and control over our lives to prepare for all the bumps and roadblocks it has to throw at us.

A lot of us resent the time before our “awakening”, wondering how we could have been so blind to everything around us. Well, the reason is because you probably weren’t taught preparedness from an early age.

This needs to change.

We all need to be teaching our children what to do when things go wrong. We need to teach them to accept responsibility over themselves and to not rely on others to take care of them.

In short… we need to teach them how to survive.

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Eating Road Kill

In rural areas in the 20th century road kill was considered a table delicacy for many who would otherwise be going without meat.

Deer, various birds, rabbit etc. and a variety of other animals killed by vehicles and left lying on the side of the road became an important source of protein for many a family.

Around here at this time of year it seems that every game bird and wild animal wants to committ suicide as our roads are strewn with road killed food.

An important feature of road kill is that the hunting has been done for you. 

There the animal lay; all you needed to do was pick it up, skin it, dress it, and cook it . A gift from God a hungry man should not pass up!

Many people have considered road kill to be a windfall.  As long as the kill is fresh and the animal looks healthy, its meat is perfectly safe to eat.

As with all meat, be sure to prepare it properly before consumption.

So You Won’t Eat Road Kill? Or You Don’t think you could eat road kill?  

That’s simply because at this time you can afford to snub your nose at such easy free meat.

Sure, right now many of you are squeamish at the thought of eating road kill. 

After all, your stomachs are regularly full and probably have been for all of your life. 

You have never experienced first-hand what it is like to go hungry for several days straight – or even weeks. 

Your cupboards are well stocked, and as much food as you could possibly want is waiting for you at the local shop. But remember that could all change.

During times of natural and man made disaster or economic collapse food sources can quickly dry up. It’s amazing how preconceived food prejudices are soon rejected when real gnawing hunger sets in. 

After a few months without enough food to eat, you will think nothing of eating insects, worms, rats, or anything else that comes your way. 

Served veg and gravy a nice road kill badger roast would be a seriously welcome addition to the dinner table.

When you think about it, what’s the difference whether that animal was dispatched at the abotrior , by a hunter in the forest, or a speeding vehicle? 

I would say none. As long as the meat is reasonably fresh and well-cooked it will not matter one bit how the animal met its end. 

What does matter is feeding yourself and your family; road kill could put meat on the table when food is scarce and your survival is at stake.

Road Kill is Good Food, Road kill is traditionally accepted mealtime fare in many areas. In my neck of the woods pheasants are daily hit by motorists speeding through the countryside.

The local gamekeeper reckons he loses up to 35 to 40 per day on the roads around the estate.

Just as when you shop for meat at the supermarket, you want to insure your road kill meat is fresh and has not “gone off”. 

Although obvious signs of potentially spoiled meat include smell and the presence of scavenging insects, maggots, and the like, meat can also be spoiled without these signs. 

You must cook all meat thoroughly in order to destroy any disease causing organisms or parasites.

If you find road kill on a stretch of road you had just passed over several hours before, then chances are your road kill is reasonably fresh and you are in meat. 

As in all things, the best survivors are aware of their environment and open to opportunity as it presents itself, however unexpectedly. 

Road kill meat is a potentially valuable resource in times of need and not to be overlooked by the hungry survivor.

Remember in the UK if you hit and kill game on the roads YOU are not allowed to stop and pick it up however the driver of the vehicle behind legally can.

Home Made Emergency Survival Bars

Ingredients

3 Cups of cereal (oatmeal, cornmeal, or wheat flakes)

1/4 tsp. salt

3 Tablespoons honey

2 1/2 Cups powdered milk

1 Cup sugar

1/4 Cup water

Why not add raisons if you like

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a bowl. Bring water, honey to a boil and add to the dry ingredients. Mix well. Add water a little at a time until mixture is just moist enough to mould.

Place in a small square dish and dry in the oven under very low heat.

Wrap and store

This will make 2 bars, each containing approx. 1000 calories or enough food for one day. These will store for a long time if they are cooked until quite dry, and are excellent for emergency packs, etc. Eat dry, or cooked in about 3/4 Cup of water.

One bar contains only half of the nutrients of the whole recipe and therefore you may wish to set aside two bars per day to get the following:

Probably the biggest problem is the low vitamin C. However, in a pinch, a person could live a long time off these bars alone.

They are also a bit short in the calorie department, but are excellent in protein, over half of the B vitamins, and excellent in the minerals category.

I think that nutritionally they really smash most of the expensive bars you can buy from the different shops etc. and properly sealed would probably last as long.

Although I actually make them just to take with me and they beat trail mix by miles.

High Energy Survival Bars

Ingredients

2 lbs pitted dates

2 lbs figs

2 lbs raisins

2 cups cashew nuts

2 cups sesame seeds

2 cups peanut butter



Directions

Mix all ingredients except for peanut butter through a meat grinder or use a pestle and mortar

Add peanut butter and mix well.

Roll out into 1/2 inch thick sheets.

Cut into bars and wrap well.

This amount will make around 60 2 ounce bars

Home-made Survival Energy Bars

This home-made energy bar recipe is packed full of goodies and will sustain even the most exhausted prepper, survivalist or zombie hunter out there.

Wrap them individually and make extras for tucking into BOB (Bug Out Bags) or GHB (Get Home Bags) backpacks etc.

Ingredients

1 egg

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup granola or your own mix of course.

1/2 cup raisins (or any chopped dried fruit)

1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts (or your favourite nut)

A large box of M&M’s or smarties or again your choice.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Generously butter or oil an 8 x 8 inch square pan (preferably non-stick).

Crack the egg into a medium sized bowl.

Add the sugar and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.

Stir in the granola, raisins, hazelnuts and M&M’s and mix until combined.

Transfer to the pan and distribute evenly over the bottom, pressing firmly with your hands. Bake for 25 minutes.

Cool and cut into bars or squares. Serves 8 to 12.

Why not add powdered Vitamin C to the mix. It is easy to make your own with lemon or orange peels by cutting them up into small pieces and drying in a dehydrator/oven and then grinding them up with a coffee grinder/ pestle and mortar.

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Prepared for Disaster

Are you prepared for a disaster that could affect the daily function of your life or the lives of your family members? Or do you even believe a disaster will ever affect you?

Blizzards, floods, power cuts, and who knows what else happens all the time. Still, most of us ignore the warnings. "It can't happen here," some say. "The government will take care of me if it does," others think.

But not only do they happen, they can happen to you. And when they do, you will be on your own. The recent UK flooding events have proved this. Look at the total disruption of transportation when it snows for example. 

There were even hundreds of motorists stranded on UK motorways over night due to heavy snow fall.

This was followed by the immediate and complete paralysis of air transportation at major international airports. Thousands were stranded for days on their own in strange cities.

As serious as these events were, they pale in comparison to the possibilities. Consider a major biological or nuclear attack or accident. Hundreds of thousands of casualties are predicted in some scenarios.

These disasters or attacks would overwhelm local, regional, and national emergency resources and cause widespread panic. Transportation would stop, markets would be stripped of food within hours, essential emergency services would be overwhelmed, and food, medical supplies, and emergency service workers would be sent to the disaster area, leaving critical shortages in local areas.

Are you prepared?

Now, more than ever, you need to prepare for the possibility of disasters or attacks on a scale and type never before imagined. It is your duty to yourself, your family, and your country to be prepared.

Some of us need to be prepared for being at "ground zero." Certain areas are the most likely direct targets of terrorists or natural disasters. All of us need to be prepared to be indirect targets, those affected by the temporary collapse of our nation's infrastructure.

In short, we all need to be able to live self-sufficiently for a period of time.

What to prepare for will depend on your geographical area. Natural disasters and the risk of major terrorist attacks vary by where you live. The first thing you need to do is make a list of the possible disasters for which you need to prepare.

Some of the things you will want to consider include natural disasters, such as blizzards, floods, and even wild fires, as well as technological disasters, such as nuclear, biological, chemical (NBC) attacks, and hazardous material accidents.

Don't forget cyber-attacks, the possibility that an enemy could attack our computer systems, shutting down electrical, gas, communications, transportation, and emergency and medical services. What about attacks on our farms and agricultural processing plants? While they would likely affect only a small number of people directly, they would completely shut down food production and distribution systems.

While there are many things to plan for, your response to all of them is one of two things: stay at home or evacuate. For blizzards, earthquakes, cyber-attacks, nuclear fallout, quarantine after biological attacks, and collapse of the infrastructure, you will want to stay at home. 

For floods, hurricanes, or with some advance notice of NBC attacks, evacuation may be your course of action.

Whenever possible, staying at home in your own environment and with your own emergency supplies is the best choice. 

When you evacuate, you are essentially a refugee at the mercy of government evacuation centres or the compassion of the local population.

In a major disaster, don't expect to be welcomed by the locals who are struggling with their own survival.

In all situations, you will need to be able to think for yourself. Confusion always accompanies a major disaster and initial information and instructions may be conflicting and incorrect.

So, monitor the radio and television for official instructions on what to do, such as whether to evacuate or not, but don't assume they are correct. Make your own decisions based on your plans and preparation.

Riding it out at home or as we say “Bugging-In”

Key to your survival is preparing a disaster supplies kit, essentially the stockpiling of all materials that you would need to live on if you are cut off from outside utilities, water, and supplies. Once a disaster occurs, there won't be time and materials may not be available.

How long you will need to be self-sufficient is hard to say. My advice would be that everyone store enough food, water, and supplies to take care of their family for a minimum of three days.

Preparing a "72-hour kit" is a good idea. It can be used for immediate evacuation and part of your overall disaster supply kit. Place items in a portable, easy-to-carry container, such as a large plastic box or duffel bag, ready to grab at a moment's notice.

But, is it enough? A blizzard, earthquake, quarantine, or nuclear fallout could confine you for much longer. You need to be able to take care of all the needs for your family for a period of at least two weeks and possibly longer. 

Having supplies for one to three months is not all that unreasonable or hard to accomplish.

There are six basics that should be part of your home disaster supplies kit: water, food, first aid supplies, tools and emergency supplies, clothing and bedding, and special needs items.

Tools and emergency supplies should include such things as battery-operated radio and flashlights with extra batteries or wind or solar powered versions, cups/plates/utensils, non-electric can opener, matches, lantern, fire extinguisher, hand tools for repairs and to turn off household water and gas, a whistle, and plastic sheeting. 

For sanitation, include toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, personal hygiene items, disinfectant, and household chlorine bleach. Many more items can be added. 

Think through the things you use on a daily basis.

Clothing and bedding Clothing and bedding would include a change of clothing and footwear for everyone in the household, rain gear, cold weather clothes, hat and gloves, and blankets or sleeping bags. Remember, a house or car can get very cold without heat. 

Prepare for the worst weather that you might encounter.

Store your disaster supply kit in a convenient place that is known to all family members and make sure they know your family's disaster plan. Evaluate your kit once a year and update it according to family needs.

Evacuation

You may not have much time to prepare when you need to evacuate. A hazardous materials spill could mean instant evacuation, so always have a smaller version of your home disaster supply kit in the boot of your car.

When you have advance warning of an evacuation, bring your portable "72-hour" disaster supply kit, along with additional food, water, and clothing. Keep important family documents in a waterproof, portable container, ready to bring with you in an evacuation.

These may include your will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds, passports, social security card, bank and credit account numbers, family documents (birth, marriage, and death certificates), inventory of valuable household items, and important telephone numbers.

It would be a good idea to always keep some cash in this container, so you have it for an emergency. If there is time, valuable family heirlooms or photographs can be added.

Now that you have a basic plan for any emergency, let's consider plans for some specific risks.

Nuclear attack/accident

A nuclear disaster could result from an accident at a nuclear power plant, a detonation of a nuclear device by terrorists or a rogue nation, or an explosion of a "dirty" bomb, an explosive surrounded by radioactive material. Individuals at "ground zero" will have little chance of survival.  

The risk for others is the exposure to radiation.

Radiation is dangerous because of harmful effects on the body. In large amounts, radiation can cause radiation sickness, thyroid and other cancers, and death.

These effects are greater the longer a person is exposed to the radiation and the closer the person is to the source. If radiation is released into the atmosphere, it can travel for thousands of miles, contaminating the ground and living organisms as it settles back to earth on dust or rain.  

This is called fallout radiation.

Time, distance, and shielding are the factors that minimize exposure to nuclear radiation. Most radiation loses its strength fairly rapidly, but it is important to limit the amount of time spent near the radiation source.

The farther away an individual is from the radiation source, the less exposure. Shielding is a barrier between an individual and the radiation.

Concrete, earth, and structures are good shields. Depending on the distance from the source, the best protection from radiation fallout may be to remain indoors.

After a nuclear disaster you may be advised to evacuate. If so, remain calm, pack your evacuation survival kit in your vehicle, and follow the evacuation routes out of the area. If there is time before leaving, close and lock windows of your house, close fireplace dampers, turn off air conditioning, vents, fans, and furnace.

Doing these things will make your house safer when you return by minimizing exposure to the inside of your house to fallout.

If you are advised to remain at home, bring pets inside, secure your house from fallout by closing and locking doors and windows, closing fireplace dampers, turning off air conditioning, vents and fans.

If your emergency supplies are stored in a garage or barn, bring them inside and, if there is time, store additional water in tubs, sinks, and available containers. Inside the house, the safest area is a basement or underground area, followed by an interior room with no windows.

Stay inside until authorities say it is safe to go outside. When coming in from the outdoors after exposure to fallout, shower and change clothes and shoes. Put the contaminated items that were worn outside in a plastic bag and seal it.

Open water sources (streams, creeks, lakes), fruits and vegetables from outdoor gardens, and livestock will all be contaminated. Do not eat or drink products from these until you know it is safe.

Bioterrorism

Very few people were actually infected in the anthrax attacks in the USA after 911 because it took direct physical contact with the bacteria to develop the disease. Other biological agents are contagious (passed from person to person), however, and are much more dangerous.

Biological agents are microorganisms (bacteria or viruses) or toxins that produce diseases in humans. The Centre For Disease Control (CDC) lists 17 biological agents that may be used as weapons, including anthrax, smallpox, plague, and botulism.

They are not immediately detectable, may take days to grow and spread, and it is impossible to know when an attack occurs. While preparations are being made for defence against such attacks, nobody really knows what to expect.

Fortunately, most of these biological agents are hard to make into weapons. Worst-case scenarios, such as suicide terrorists infected with smallpox travelling through metropolitan areas, are staggering, however.  

Thousands of victims would overwhelm medical services and die.

Likely? Hopefully not, but who knows? Those at "ground zero" who are infected will need professional medical help.

With air travel, people will spread the disease all over the country before we even know an attack occurred. 

The rest of the country will shut down as soon as authorities realize what happened.

Expect widespread closure of the country and mandatory quarantines. Transportation, food, and vital services will stop. Plan to stay at home if advised or ordered and avoid exposure with outsiders who may carry disease. 

Your stockpile of food and supplies should get you through this disaster. You may want to have some medical-type masks and gloves on hand.

Should you stockpile antibiotics in preparation for such attacks? Authorities say no and this may be practical advice. 

A large number of different types and amounts of antibiotics would need to be stored to protect your family against all likely biological weapons.

Many of the diseases are viruses, not treatable with antibiotics, and those treatable by antibiotics might be altered to make them resistant to available antibiotics. Besides, you will need professional medical care if you are exposed.

Chemical terrorism and hazardous spills

Chemical agents are gases, liquids, or solids that are poisonous to humans. Depending on the type and amount of the material, exposure to chemical agents can cause illness or be fatal.

Chemical agents include chlorine or ammonia gases that are transported on trains daily, other hazardous industrial chemicals, and chemical warfare agents, such as nerve agents, blister agents, blood poisons, and others.  

The CDC lists 58 known chemical warfare agents.

Some nerve agents, such as Sarin, used in the attack in Japan, kill quickly. If you are at "ground zero" in such situations your only chance is to evacuate immediately.

A hazardous materials spill is probably more likely than a terrorist chemical attack. For gases and other chemicals that spread in the air, evacuation to avoid exposure is critical.

Leave the area as soon as you are aware of the incident. Full face respirators (gas masks) may be useful for escape in such situations. Buy good quality, new masks designed for industrial or rescue use, not army surplus masks.

Natural disasters

Natural disasters are somewhat easier to prepare for—you either get out of their way (evacuate) or you protect yourself indoors.

In floods Sandbag doors and windows, move furniture and other items to higher ground, and evacuate if necessary. Do not drive or walk through flood waters and stay off bridges when they are covered with water.

Be prepared

Bad weather Preparation should include boarding up windows and flood-proofing your home. Bring in outside furniture, bicycles, and rubbish bins. Listen to recommendations of emergency officials and evacuate if advised. If not advised to evacuate, stay indoors and away from windows.

Blizzards Stay indoors and use the telephone only for life-threatening emergencies. Use fires safely and properly ventilate. It there is no heat, cover windows, close off un-needed rooms, and stuff towels in cracks under doors.

Wear layers of warm clothing. Eat and drink plenty. Food generates body heat and water helps circulation to keep the skin warm.

It is important to know what to do and have a plan before a disaster strikes. The internet can provide additional information for preparing for and dealing with natural disasters and terrorist attacks. 

Consider your risks, develop a plan, prepare your disaster supplies kit, and discuss with your family what to do in case of an emergency.

Remember, the future belongs to those who prepare. You must be ready before disaster strikes.

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Home-Made Firestarters

I got this idea from Cindy and Greg while at the CUP Bug-Out Weekend and thought I would make my own.

These fire starters are very light and perfect for trips into the woods etc. They weigh only 1/10 of an ounce. They will burn for about ten minutes – which I think is enough to dry out all but the wettest kindling.

One very nice feature about these is they can be made using only recycled materials, so material cost is zero. Aside from the time it takes to melt the wax, you can easily make ten of them in five minutes.

I have included instructions for a longer burning version which are better when weight is not a factor.

Materials
Some corrugated cardboard, scissor, wax scraps, wick scraps or string (non synthetic) , and the usual candle making supplies will be needed.

Step 1

Since the longest part of making these is melting the wax, start wax heating in a double boiler. If you don't have dedicated candle making equipment use a coffee can place in an old pot. I use scraps from the shop, drippings, half burned candles, failed experiments, etc... for the wax.

Step 2

Prepare the cardboard by cutting into 2 inch by 7 inch strips. This is easiest with single face cardboard (corrugations are exposed on one side). If all you have is regular double face cardboard (such as from a box), then one side needs to be peeled off.

Step 3

Roll the strips up and tie with string. Then trim the string.







Step 4

Drop the cardboard rolls into the hot wax. Allow to soak for a few seconds. Remove with a wooden spoon, fork, tongs, or implement of your choice. Do not stick fingers into the hot wax. As you remove the rolls, allow the excess wax to drain back into the melting pot.

Step 5

Allow to cool.

Longer Burning Fire Starters

The following additional steps may be used to create a fire starter that burns longer, although they weigh about one ounce each.

Step 6Allow the wax to cool to 155 - 160 degrees F.

Step 7Insert wires into the ends of the rolls. This will allow you to dip them easily (they float). Dip them, alternating from one to the next, until a nice coat of wax is on each

Step 8Allow to cool. Remove the wires.

Summary
To use, just light the edge of the cardboard.




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Some Useful Tips

Knowledge is power and with that in mind here are some totally random tips that will make your lot a little easier.

Add tampons to your medical kit. These are great for absorbing blood from a wound. However, don’t actually insert it into a wound as this can end up doing more harm than good. Just hold it against the wound and apply plenty of pressure.
lighters. There’s a plethora of information on ways to start fires (matches, bow drills, fire pistons, etc). I recommend magnesium fire starters since they can’t break or be ruined by water. But don’t forget to buy a bunch of Bic lighters, too. They’re cheap and they last a long time.
Designate a common contact. This is someone that any member of your family can call and leave a message with in case you all get separated and are unable to communicate with each other directly.
Don’t attract hungry people. If there is a food shortage where people are actually starving, avoid eating things that have to be cooked and opt for foods that can be eaten right out of the tin or box. If you do cook, don’t cook with spices. You don’t want the smell of your food attracting dangerously desperate people.
Dryer lint makes great kindling. Once you get it burning, add paper, then progressively larger kindling. If the fire is weakening, add smaller shavings again.
Find alternate routes. Most cities have an official evacuation route. Study it carefully, then look for an alternate route because the official route will be too crowded.
Get all the water you can. If you get a warning that a disaster is about to occur, fill up every container you possibly can. Fill your bath, your sinks, rubbish bins, Tupperware containers, pitchers, jars, everything. Get tap and your water hose going. Don’t worry if the containers aren’t clean. You can purify the water as you need it.
Get plenty of sleep. During a crisis, it can be difficult to sleep, but it’s very important if you want to stay effective and alert. Get a sleep mask and ear plugs and sleep in shifts so you won’t have to worry about keeping an ear out. If you don’t get enough sleep, you could make a life-threatening mistake because of your fatigue.
Get some Pepto Bismol. It’s hard to function in an urban survival situation if you have an upset stomach, and dehydration is dangerous if water supplies are limited. If you haven’t yet, stock up on some extra Pepto Bismol.
Go old school. Start thinking about how people used to get along before all these modern conveniences. Next time you go to a car boot sale keep an eye out for hand push lawnmowers, hand wind mixers, manual typewriters, clothes lines, and so forth.

Grow high calorie foods. When people start their own gardens, they usually like to grow easy foods like squash, tomatoes, cabbage, and other common vegetables. The problem is that most of these don’t provide many calories. When gardening, try growing high calorie foods like nuts, beans, corn and potatoes.
Hide cash around the house. Lately everyone has been worried about price inflation. However, if there is an earthquake, hurricane, terrorist attack or some other type of temporary disaster, most ATM’s won’t work and shops may only accept cash.
Keep your freezer full. A freezer that’s completely packed will keep meat frozen for two days, but a freezer that’s half full will only keep meat for one day. If you don’t have enough food to fill your freezer, add water bottles until it’s full.
Remember to breathe. If you find yourself starting to panic, breathe in deeply for 3 seconds, hold your breath for 3 seconds, breathe out for 3 seconds, hold your breath for 3 seconds, and repeat. If you hyperventilate, you’re liable to freeze up in a dangerous situation and put yourself at risk.
Soak up the sun. Many people don’t realize this, but sunlight is incredibly good for you. It helps your body produce vitamin D which kills harmful microorganisms and strengthens your immune system. Also, if you put water in a clear bottle and leave it where the sun will shine on it for a few days (a total of 48 hours of sunlight just to be safe), your water will be purified.
Stock up on wet wipes. Proper sanitation can be a huge problem after the SHTF. Without running water, disease spreads quickly. Instead on using up your water supply to wash your hands, keep wet wipes or individually packaged alcohol wipes on hand.
Store your batteries longer. If you have batteries in something like a radio or flashlight that you won’t use until TEOTWAWKI, there’s a good chance the batteries will be dead by the time you need them. Wrap the batteries in plastic wrap before putting them in the device. This way they’ll keep their charge longer.
Take care of your feet. Make sure you have good shoes and extra socks. If your feet get wet, dry them off and keep them warm. On the other hand, if they dry out too much, use lotion or bag balm to keep them from cracking. Painful feet can ruin your morale and effectiveness.
Turn your flashlight into a lamp. You can do this by strapping the light end to a milk jug full of water. This trick helps distribute more light around the room.
Use superglue to close wounds. Although you’re probably better off using something like Dermabond, superglue can also be used in emergency. Depending on the severity of the gash, it could take several bottles. Be warned: it will sting, and some people could have an allergic reaction.

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The V2 Silent Pocket Review

With the Silent Pocket® shielding technology - you can make any device undetectable.

Silent Pocket is a proprietary wireless shielding technology that is embed into sleek leather goods, such as wallets, cell phone cases and tablet sleeves.

Silent Pocket offers a comprehensive line to protect all your devices – cell phones, credit cards, passports, tablets, and computers.

And beyond basic RFID protection, they block out all signals, including cellular, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and NFC in all frequencies.

Their unique dual-pocket design gives you the choice to go on or off the grid, all with beautiful, stylish protection in high-quality leather.

Most preppers aim for the ideal lifestyle for them, "living off grid", you know minus any dependence on the system at all.

But there is in our everyday lives another type of "off the grid living" that is available to everyone prepper or not.

Recently the news was full of stories about false mobile phone masts used to monitor anyone within their reach without that persons knowledge or permission known as “Stingray boxes”, the technology is believed to be used to track police suspects.

And if you believe that you will believe the moon is made of cheese.

They work by mimicking legitimate phone masts, connecting to all the mobiles in the vicinity, but they then pick up the international mobile subscriber number (IMSI) and electronic serial number (ESN), which can be used to give the precise location of the phone. They also allow for the interception of texts and conversations too.

Here is a link to the Mobile Phone Base Station Database You might even find a mobile phone mast that is NOT in the database????


This is a "warrantles" attack. it is snooping, it is an invasion of privicy and I am not happy about it, the question is are you?

In the old days the police and security serviced required a judge signed warrant to tap your communications, this system simply by-passes that need.

The old saying "if you have nothing to hide what is the problem" is in fact to me the problem, my private communications should be just that private.

I mean would you go into a public place and let anyone scroll through your phone contacts, or put a private conversation on speaker in a crowded area, of course not, because that is all private information.

So what can I do about it I hear you ask? the answer is very simple use a Silent Pocket and go instantly off the grid electronic wise.

With the Silent Pocket you can instantly block cellular, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, RFID, & NFC in all frequencies.

With the Silent Pocket your mobile phone cannot be tracked it as simple as that, now combine that technology with style in quality leather and you have a silent pocket.

But does it work? well the answer is a resounding YES. And very well too.

I gave a TrackR to my partner and sent her off into town. My idea was to use the TrackR to locate her and when with in a short distance to use bluetooth to locate her mobile.

The first run was simple for me as the TrackR located her in Sainsburys Cafe and the bluetooth found her mobile.

With test two I again sent her off with a TrackR but this time with a Silent Pocket too.

However this time my instructions where when I ring you put your mobile and the TrackR into the silent pocket.

The TrackR did its job and found her in the car park at Argos, so I rang her. Withing a minute the TrackR lost the signal and when I got to the car park the bluetooth did not find her mobile.

Yes Silent Pocket works and if you do not want to be spied on then get yourself a Silent Pocket you know it makes sense.

Hey Tom,

Just to let you know, we’ve added the
Woodcrafter axe and camp craft course for 2016 to our website.

This new course that Paul Kirtley ran in May this year has had great feedback from those who attended.

Paul has also been asked by quite a few Frontier customers to run the course next year and he has allocated a week in late April to do so.

The date is now live on the website and early booking is recommended. You can get your deposit paid now and the balance won’t be due until early 2016…
The Woodcrafter: Wilderness Axe Skills And Woodland Campcraft

All the best,

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Well good luck with that one guys so you heard it here first so bet booked guys.

Ian Coultard from the CUP weekend and the owner at Hikers Haul of Survival has a great wildfood series running on his youtube channel, Ian looks at a plant in each video and really shows you how to indentify it.


GIANT HOGWEED

Its the summer preppers and survivalists across the UK will be heading for the hills to practice their skills and to simply enjoy our countryside and it wonderful nature.

But be warned there is a very dangerous toxic plant which causes the skin to become incredibly sensitive to UV radiation in sunlight and getting its sap on your skin can result in burns, blisters and sores.

Giant hogweed was originally brought to the UK from Central Asia in 1893 and now commonly grows on riverbanks and wasteland.

If the plant’s sap is rubbed into the eyes, it can cause temporary or permanent blindness.

The NHS advises those who come in contact with the plant to cover the affected area and wash it with soap and water.

Last week reports of about half a dozen children suffering horrendous burns from the plant emerged.

A seven year old, was left with a permanent scar after her arm blistered when it touched the plant on a family walk in Clifton Country Park, Salford, Greater Manchester.

While four teenage boys suffered agonising blistering after coming into contact with giant hogweed in Moses Gate Country Park, Bolton.

Most recently a girl of 10, was building a den by a riverbank in Loch Lomond during a family holiday when she plucked the weed out of the ground and was left needing skin grafts.

THE DANGERS

Giant hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as photosensitising furanocoumarins, which react with light when in contact with human skin, causing blistering within 48 hours.

Effectively the toxic sap prevents the skin from protecting itself from sunlight, which can lead to very bad sunburn and scarring.

If accidentally rubbed in the eyes, the sap can cause temporary or even permanent blindness.

Anyone who comes in contact with the weed is advised to cover up the affected area, to prevent the sap reacting with sunlight, and to wash it with soap and water.

So be careful out there.

The Flipside Wallet 3X Review

It's been known for some time that there are security issues associated with the use of RFID in credit cards, and recently there was a demonstration of just how easy it is for hackers to take advantage of them.

At a hacker conference in Washington, D.C., Recursion Ventures security researcher Kristin Paget used about $350 in equipment to wirelessly read a volunteer’s RFID-enabled credit card and then encode its key data onto a blank card.

Next, she used the fraudulent card and a square card Reader to make a payment to herself.

'Embarrassingly Simple'

Elaborate trick? NO, not at all “This is an embarrassingly simple hack, but it works,” she said.

Essentially, it's possible because like the way the store's point-of-sale device reads the data on a contactless card wirelessly, so, too, can pretty much any RFID reader--through standard wallets and clothing, and regardless of the encryption or security measures that are in place, Paget said.

Today's contactless cards don't make the user’s name, PIN, or permanent three-digit CVV code wirelessly available, the report notes; they also use a one-time CVV code with each scan so as to prevent repeated fraudulent use.

I am sure that you will agree that this demonstration shows how easy it would be for one or more hackers to scan numerous victims' cards, even just to use each of them once.

So what can you do to protect yourself from an RFID attack

OK well there are a few steps you can take to protect your cards. Among the more drastic options, certainly, is toasting your RFID chip in the microwave--three seconds on high will kill it. Of course, then you can kiss your contactless payment capabilities goodbye as well.

There are even instructions on the Web for how to give your existing wallet RFID-inhibiting protection using just duct tape and aluminium foil.

But worry not Flipside Wallets have come to the rescue with the Flipside 3X.

Flipside Wallets are the "Home of the World's most Secure Wallets"

RFID Thieves typically hang out at crowded areas where they can be close to people without being too conspicuous, such as the outside entrances to shopping centers and shops, or even sitting quietly in a coffee shop with their lap top open.

This is where the Flipside Wallets comes in; they have a wallet capable of protecting your RFID enabled cards, so no one can take your card information without your permission or knowledge.

The wallets unique, Patented design not only shields your cards from RFID theft, but it also has a secure locking mechanism to insure that the wallet does not accidentally pivot open while inside your pocket or bag, which could create a hole in the shielding effect and expose your cards.

Any RFID reader can be reprogrammed to to scan a persons details from a distance but with the Flipside 3X your cards are totally safe from RFID attack as long as they are kept within the wallet of course.

Although it is designed as a card wallet it does has room in the last section for a few notes, but I found that keeping paper money separate from my cards was a good thing as if I lost one I would still have the other.

As technology advances to make our lives "supposedly" easier, the criminal takes advantage of this technology to continue committing crime. We owe it to ourselves and our families to be one step ahead of these criminals and with the Flipside 3X you are.

You can check them out here http://www.flipsidewallet.com/

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