Survival Buzz

The Sunday Survival Buzz – Volume 32

The Sunday Survival Buzz – Volume 32

The Backdoor Survival Sunday Survival Buzz – a roundup of preparedness news, tips, articles and recommendations from around the web.

The Sunday Survival Buzz – Volume 29

The Sunday Survival Buzz – Volume 29

Welcome to this week’s Sunday Survival Buzz – a roundup of preparedness news, tips, articles and recommendations from around the web. I have quite a bit to cover today but first an update on my own preps.

In my continuing effort to practice what I preach – namely learning to cook with my stored foods – I broke open my can of freeze-dried chicken to give it a test. My thoughts? Well, let me say it was tasty and a cinch to re-rehydrate. The whole process only took about 10 minutes.

Sunday Potpourri: Thoughts from an EMT on Emergency Medicine

Sunday Potpourri: Thoughts from an EMT on Emergency Medicine

We are still digging out from the snow and ice storms here in Washington State but I have to tell you that I am feeling a bit smug about the fact that I was warm and toasty, I had light, I had internet and I had plenty of food during the worst part of the storm. The only angst I had was that I had to extend my visit to the Seattle area because public transportation back home was not available until Friday.

Today I want to let you know that George Ure’s son, George Ure II, recently shared his thoughts on emergency medicine with us over at Strategic Living. He is an EMT in the Seattle area and has lots of insight into the components of your emergency medical supply kit. This is a must read article!

Monday Potpourri: Sheeple and a Backdoor Survival Roundup

Monday Potpourri: Sheeple and a Backdoor Survival Roundup

What are Sheeple?

I have used this term on a number of occasions recently only to receive a blank stare of confusion from the person with who I am conversing. And Survival Husband thought I made a typo in a recent post. Let me define this term for you.

Sheeple (from “sheep” and “people”) is a term of disparagement, in which people are likened to sheep.

The term is often used to denote persons who voluntarily acquiesce to a perceived authority figure’s suggestion without critical analysis or sufficient research to understand the ramifications of that decision. By doing so, Sheeple undermine their own individuality and may willingly give up their rights. The implication of the term is that people fallaciously appeal to authority and believe or do what they are told by perceived authority figures who they view as trustworthy. The term is generally used in a political, social, and sometimes spiritual sense.

Preppers (and readers of this blog) are not Sheeple, that’s a certainty. But sadly, there is a still a large contingent of our population that will continue to follow the heard until they waddle over the side of the mountain and tumble in to the abyss. They will never know what happened to them. Sad when you think about it.

Front yard garden woes

Did you catch the story about the woman who was charged with up to 93 days in jail for growing veggies in her front yard? Boy oh boy.