- Most destructive ever Colorado wildfire burns 181 homes
- Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding
- New Hampshire Severe Storm And Flooding
- Vermont Severe Storm, Tornado, And Flooding
If a person takes a couple of moments to think about things, the performance of Obama sure seems to fit with the idea that there’s some group behind recent presidents which is really calling all the shots. Don’t see much functional difference between Obama and Bush so far, myself.And no, I do not subscribe to conspiracies, but . . . From the Backdoor Survival Mailbox I simply had to share this comment from GoneWithTheWind on the article Is Prepping Worth it? What if Nothing Happens? Is it all a Waste?
What if nothing happens? Oh god I hope nothing bad happens. I am prepared to bring my 4 kids and 7 grandchildren into my home and share my preps with them. They like most in the world are not prepared for the worst or even something far less then the worst. But I don’t want to see their lives turned upside down and see them suffer if TSHTF. I don’t want to see another great depression first hand. I don’t want to hear a hungry crying child or send out my sons to scrounge up food and maybe medicine. I don’t want to see my neighbors and fellow countrymen suffer. I don’t want to see 300 million mostly innocent people pay for what 600 or so politicians have done to our economy. I pray nothing happens. I will give my preps to the food bank if nothing happens. Please, please. let nothing happen.Well said, don’t you think? This Week on Wake Up World I personally love mason jars and always pick them up when they are on sales at our local hardware store. There is something comforting about looking at a nicely lined up, colorful shelf full of filled jars. I use a food saver with the mason jar lid attachment to seal up dry goods including beans, salt, sugar. Wake Up World recently posted this article with lots of other ideas: 31 Ways to Use Mason Jars in Your Kitchen. Buy Emergency Foods – Our Newest Sponsor This week I would like to welcome Buy Emergency Foods as a sponsor on Backdoor Survival. The focus of Buy Emergency Foods is to provide families and individuals with the highest quality food storage products available with guaranteed low prices. In addition to food, Buy Emergency Foods sells gear and some well-priced gear kits. I hope that you will pay them a visit and when you do, be sure to mention you saw their ad on Backdoor Survival. The Zombie Preparedness Quiz Just for the fun of it (and we all need a bit or fun, right?) take the Zombie Preparedness Quiz. Recommended Site I have added another site to my recommended list: reThinkSurvival.com. Although this is a subscriber based site, it is 100% free. You will find a wide assortment of subscriber content including several eBooks, an Excel-based set of family emergency planning tools, an Excel-based food storage recipes, and online tools to design bug out, home, and vehicle emergency kits quickly. Not only that, there is a blog too! You may have see the blog owner, Millenniumfly comment on some of my blog articles. Let’s show him our support and visit his site soon. Down to the Wire with Our June Contest There is just about a week left to go in the Summer Blast Giveaway. Be sure to get your entry in before the end of the month. Here are the prizes.
- Volcano II Collapsible Stove – provided by our sponsor, The Berkey Guy at Directive21
- $75 Survival Kit – provided by our sponsor, Camping Survival
Mini Seed Garden Kit – provided by our sponsor Everlasting Seeds
Prep & Pantry for iPhone or iPad – provided by out sponsor Galaloo/Prep & Pantry
Rothco Medium Transport Pack – provided by Survival Gear Bags
His and Hers Paracord Survival Bracelets – provided by Cobrabraid
Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Handbook – provided by the Doctor Bones and Nurse Amy’s Doom and Bloom Nation
One year subscription to The Beacon – provided by Survival Week
One year subscription to Peoplenomics – provided by George Ure at Urban Survival
Search Box is Working Again
The search box on Backdoor Survival is once again alive and well. If you haven’t tried it, the way it works is that you enter a topic or a word or two and a new page comes up with a list of relevant posts. Hope you give it a try since I went through a lot of grief to get it to work LOL.
Something to Make You Smile
Source: KOMO News, Seattle
Sometimes you need a hug and other times you simple need to smile. I can’t help with the hug part but surely, this photo gallery of cute zoo babies will make your day a little bit better: Cute zoo babies from around the world.
Today on Strategic Living
This week I take over the writing duties with an article The Big Boomer Squeeze. If you are of that certain age, chances are you will related to this is a big way.Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation! Gaye Spread the Word – Tell your friends: Share Backdoor Survival with your friends. All you need to do is click here to send them a short email. Thanks! Reminder: The Backdoor Survival Summer Blast Giveaway is ongoing for the month of June. There are lots of neat prizes and all you need to do is sign up for my new newsletter and send me a couple of emails. Now how easy is that? Click on this link for more details. Bargain Bin: Lately I have been beefing up my medical supplies, insuring that I have enough pain killers, antibiotics, bandages. ointments and other items to keep me healthy if for some reason we get cut off from society for a time. It could happen – especially if there was big earthquake in our area. I have a few go-to book on my bookshelf and want to remind you that you should have some references as well. The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook: Since it’s release earlier this year, has been my go-to guide for medical advice. It covers both traditional medicine and alternative medicine in a way that provides a synthesis leading to the right solution given the situation. You do not need to be in “survival mode” to benefit from Doctor Bone’s and Nurse Amy’s guide. Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: The Merck Manual is classic that is frequently updated with current health information covering men, women, children, newborns, and oldsters that have special geriatric needs. Of course, no list would be complete without the following two books which are free downloads from the Hesperian Health Group. Both have been recently updated and are a must have for every survival library. The Pill Book: If anyone in your household takes prescription drugs, you need this handy book. Each pill listing will tell you much about the drug than a doctor or pharmacist. It gives common dosages, what the drug is for and how it works. In addition, it shows common and not so common side effects, what to do if you’ve missed a dose, and what to do if you have a negative reactions. This is $9 well spent. Mountain House Sale: For the month of June, Emergency Essentials will be offering all Mountain House products at a discount of 20% to 25%. Shipping cost is $6, $9, or $12 depending on the size of your order and never more. (And you know how heavy food items can be.) Be sure to check out the Freeze-Dried Mountain House Pouches which offer a great way to sample the various food items before investing in the larger #10 tins.
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