Friday, May 20, 2011

Prepared for a Flood?

I just saw this article on the Drudgereport.  I'm sure their neighbors were wondering what the hell they were doing when they first hauled in the dirt.  They're probably now thinking, "I wish I would of took my neighbors advice!" 

Don't let yourself be caught unprepared!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Preparedness Bag (Bug Out Bag)

Some of my first posts to this blog were about what you should have in your Preparedness or Bug-Out Bag for those traveling to and from work, especially those who take the train to work.  See my previous posts here, here and here.  However, I never showed the actual bag I use.  Originally I had a gym type bag to carry all my stuff but it was a cheap bag,  a pain to carry and heavy. 

I recently bought a laptop backpack made by Wenger Swiss Gear.  I bought my bag at Target.  I decided to buy this type of bag because it has many pockets, carrying all my gear is easier on my shoulders, and it looks cool.  To avoid the attention of being singled out as a survivalist by co-workers or others on the street, this type of bag is good to have since it is common and it just makes you look like a IT computer guy.  Having a hiking backpack or military style ALICE pack would be asking for attention. 

If you do not have a Preparedness Bag, even if you drive to work, you are not prepared. 

Below are some photos of my previous and current Preparedness Bags.

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Old Preparedness Bag
New Preparedness Bag
New Preparedness Bag

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Eating Neighborhood Wildlife (Neighborhood Hunting)

It's been a while since I last posted but I'm still preparing.

I don't know how but my dog bagged him a rabbit.  He came out of his dog house with his head high and a full grown rabbit in his mouth.  I was kind of proud!

Well after seeing this, that got me interested in considering our neighborhood animals as food.  In my neighborhood the most common wildlife are squirrels, rabbits, deer and wild turkey.  These animals are fairly abundant in my neighborhood at this time but if a disaster took placed that lasted for several months most of these animals will be gone very quickly.   It would be almost a luxury to have these animals for dinner if supermarkets are no longer there.  For those who are not hunters you may not realize what is necessary to put these animals onto your plate.  There is more to it than just putting a bullet or arrow into the animal.  We are so accustomed to just picking up already skinned, gutted and butchered meat, that we forget or do not realize that there are preparations that must be done before eating these animals.  Knowing how to properly skin, gut and butcher these animals can give you alternative food options such as raising rabbits.  Below are some videos I found that show what needs to be done to prepare a squirrel, rabbit, deer and turkey for dinner.  If you can't stomach it, don't look at the videos.

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