Chickens and the Predators that Love Them

I’m not going into a big discussion on if you should corral your chickens. I’m just going to say why you should corral them.

In my forays into the forums in the last couple weeks, I’ve seen some discussion on how to keep chickens from ending up on a predator’s menu. The thieves can be just about anything: hawks, owls, eagles, coyotes, foxes, opossums, family dogs…. They come from the air, along the ground and sometimes under the ground to

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100s of Homestead Building Plans

Thanks to Prepared Ninja, at Twitter “@preparedninja”, we have this link to a resource containing hundreds of plans for buildings and other structures, tools and related machinery suitable for agricultural and homesteading use. The NDSU Agricultural Extension Building Plans page it set up according to categories. Beef Construction Crops Dairy Horse Machinery Housing Poultry Sheep Swine Miscellaneous

They can be viewed on screen or ordered from their site. This might be one of those sites you want to download, in

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The Effects of a Nuclear Explosion - Study and Preps

The missiles are launched, the reentry vehicles do their job, and mushroom clouds rise over metropolitan America. Could you survive? How? Would it even be worth it?

Recently, I watched a video wherein an individual made certain claims. He was describing the effects a nuclear detonation would have at various distances from ground zero. As I watched, I heard a few points made that didn’t sound right. Now, the effects of a nuclear explosion vary quite a bit from device

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Effects of Nuclear Detonations - Study

I recently received a challenge to present information specific to the effects of nuclear detonations. To the point, it was a challenge to present data sufficient to confirm or deny my own assertions, regarding the accuracy of specific claims made by another.

The source material for the data presented to, well, basically the entire Twitterverse, was a video posted on YouTube by an M.D, who has very strong feelings about the results of a nuclear exchange. While I keep certain

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Advice Given to Family Member re: LTS Foods

A while back I wrote an interested family member a few thoughts on LTS food (Long Term Storage) for himself and his teenaged children. He is a budding prepper who has embraced the self defense side of things quite readily and is now working on foods and income. These last two are where I would love to see him concentrate his efforts.

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Hi,

I’ll start off by saying that your food storage must be made up of foods that

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MH370 - You Knew All Along, Right?

When the news came out about MH370 going off radar, it was assumed by most, rightly, that it had crashed. When a plane disappears and doesn’t arrive within hours of its due time, it only makes sense that it has gone down somewhere.

But these thoughts and fears were heavy at a point EARLY ON. Think back to other emerging news story of import. How many of them changed significantly as new information came available? Most of them did, right?

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Prepping Isn't Just About Supplies

Focusing on the issues of today is even more important. Your future’s foundation is anchored largely in the now.

I came across an article that opened my eyes to a medical issue I’d never heard about, and wanted to post it here. I received permission to do so, and you’ll find it in its entirety below. It is a very well written account by a mother about her son’s unpredictable systemic inflammation allergic reactions.

Putting in up here was not

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H7N9 as a Hemorrhagic Flu

It would appear, from a report by POTRBlog that the H7N9 strain in China is a hemorrhagic flu, and that this information has been withheld by the authorities over there. I’m not sure about you all, but I don’t think I would be much a fan of bleeding out from places I’d rather not.

There certainly is a lot of doubt about the mutant progression of the virus, and its potential for human-to-human transmission at a level that spells “pandemic”.

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Swine Flu Info from POTR Blog

A swine flu predictive map from POTRBlog. His video is just over two minutes in length.

Info related to it from his post. “We suspect that the H1N1 Swine Flu honed its virulence at the 2013 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, as such the map in the video is indicative of high density populations which would have primary exposure to Swine Flu returning from the Hajj.”

Turning attention from H5N1 to H7 N9 (new bird flu) for a moment. The death

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Convoys - Configuration and Operation (Civilian)

For the purposes of a civilian prepper group, a convoy can be defined as a group of two or more vehicles (of any type) traveling together under common control from one point to another. There may be multiple way points. Not all vehicles may remain within the convoy. Some might leave at a predetermined point, and others may join. But all will be subject to a common plan of operation in order to maintain orderly and safe transit. Without the

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