Sunday Potpourri: Tidbits from SurvivalWoman

Gaye Levy Gaye Levy  |  October 7, 2020
Sunday Potpourri: Tidbits from SurvivalWoman

electricalThe MSM is the US is still in denial over Fukushima

If you still think that nuclear power is cheap, clean and safe, think again. Australia’s CBS exposed the unconscionable realities of the Japanese catastrophe a recent version of its 60 Minutes broadcast. The call to action? Begin cutting down on your energy usage now and just say no to any nuclear expansion proposed in your home state.

This video is alarming from a global sense and will break your heart from a personal sense.

Electromagnetic Disturbance and Solar Storms – What You Need to Know

Arsenius the Hermit from A Journal of Self Sufficiency pointed me toward these DVDs. I found them online, available for streaming.  If you are concerned about the upcoming Coronal Mass Ejection and electromagnetic disturbance, these are a must see.

Electronic Armageddon:  Nat Geo Explorer investigates the science behind the dangers of a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse, or HEMP.  It deals with both nuclear and and natural EMP.

Solar Storm:  This 2008 special from The Discovery Channel is a docudrama dealing with a coronal mass ejection with the necessary polarization to do a lot of damage.  Very timely as we prepare for the grand daddy of all solar storms in 2012.

Tactical Intelligence

I have added a new site to my Recommended list. The site is Tactical Intelligence and it is another one of those visually pleasing blogs that I like so well. What I like about Tactical Intelligence is that it is all content, no fluff and no bull. All of the articles are well written and thoughtful and not just a bunch of text filling up space (if you know what I mean). Pop on over and let Erich know that SurvivalWoman sent you!

Frustrated and fill ripped off at your local farmer’s market?

Fellow blogger Canadian Doomer nailed it when she said her local farmers market was excessively expensive and, get this, not necessarily local.   She has come up with a novel way to still get fresh, local fruits, veggies, eggs and other items from the farmers in her community:  she has adopted a farmer!  I was impressed and am going to try to do the same.

Have an iPad?  You are going to love this!

A few months ago I was lucky enough be be given a iPad2 as a gift from a very generous client.  Although it is configured for use on the Verizon network, I only use it for Wi-fi since I am too cheap to pay for a data plan.  Still, I love my iPad and it is the bet device that I would never have purchased for myself!

zaggOne little bitty problem I had was with the virtual keyboard.  I just could not get the hang of of using it without a lot of typos.  So, after much research, I purchased this Zagg bluetooth keyboard, stand and caseimage and voila! it is now  perfect.  It took me all of 60 seconds to get the keyboard to talk to my iPad and I was off on running.  The stand is made of some special, extremely lightweight material that weighs about the same as the Apple Smart Cover.

About the only negative is that I do like the ease and convenience of the Smart Cover which must be taken off while using the iPad in the Zagg.

And just so you know, SurvivalWoman does not have a smartphone.  So there!

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!


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In the News:   Federal authorities are asking for samples of Virginia waterways in an attempt to develop a test for detecting deadly microscopic amoeba. Health officials say two children and a young man nationwide have died this summer from a fatal infection known as primary amoebic meningoencephalitis stemming from a brain-eating amoeba that lives in water.  Got that?  Three people have died which just goes to show you that you never know what could happen to the water around you that you take for granted.  Here is the article:  CDC Asks to Sample Virginia Waters for Deadly Amoeba.

Backdoor Survival Tip of the Day:  Here is a great tip for getting the last bit of gunk out of your cast iron skillet.  Cut off the end of a potato.  Sprinkle a handful of salt in the skilled and use the potato like a scrubbie.  The abrasion created by the salt does the trick and your hands and nails do not get messed up in the process.

From the Bargain Bin: imageCurrent SurvivalWoman picks.

  • Lodge 12-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skilletimage: The basic standby for all types of cooking, inside or out.
  • Lodge Set of 2 Pan Scrapers: A must have to go with that skillet.
  • 550lb. Type III Paracord 100′ Blackimage: I wish I had known about Paracord years ago. There is no reason not to have a few hundred feet around your home, in your car, and in your bug out bag.
  • 60 – 300cc Oxygen Absorbers: This is one area where you want to make sure you are getting a quality product.
  • 20 Gallon Size Mylar Bagsimage: Another product I have purchase from OakTea.
  • 6-gallon Buckets with Gama Air-tight Lidsimage: I purchased 20 of these and am using them to store gallon sized packages of food in either Mylar or Food Saver bags. With oxygen absorbers, of course.

The Survival Store: Check out the Backdoor Survival Store at Here you will find all of those great products  that have been mentioned in my articles. I will soon be adding products from other vendors as well. The dust is still settling and there is still a lot of work to be done but I hope you will pop on over and check things out.

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3 Responses to “Sunday Potpourri: Tidbits from SurvivalWoman”

  1. I saw that article about the Amoeba in the water. The part about the parasite living in the water of warm lakes in the South was disconcerting. My son and I swim almost every day in a local lake, and the water has been like bathtub water as a result of all these triple digit days. I’m not all that sure I want to keep doing that.

  2. I just love all of your tips and ideas on this blog!! I just finished placing all of my beans in Mylar bags and your blog inspired me! I do have a question about all of my beautiful jars of food I have put up from my garden. they are in the basement on a metal book shelf against a wall. If we have an EQ they would probably all get broken. I have duct taped some cardboard across the front but I do not think this would hold too well. Any suggestions? Thanks for all you do!!


    • Kelly, Living in earthquake country (Washington State), we have learned many tricks for securing our stuff. It seems to me that the most practical thing to do is to secure your bookshelves to the studs in the wall. I would also place the breakables on the lower shelves. Then, instead of cardboard, run a 2 x4 or other plank across the face of the shelf to hold everything in. Probably not practical for your home canned goods but for the breakables around the house we use Quakehold which is a putty that secures items to shelves of walls so that they are secure not only from the movement of an earthquake, but wayward pets or careless husbands 🙂

      Hope this helps a bit and thank you for the kind words!


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