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A Free LDS Recipe Book that Will Help You Learn to Cook from Scratch

free LDS Recipe BookOne question that seems to come up regularly is how to cook from scratch with only very basic ingredients.  This is a hard one particularly for younger preppers.  Home making classes aren’t taught in school anymore and too many people rely on frozen or other types of prepared meals.  Over the years, I have posted quite a bit of information on the LDS (Mormon) Dry Pack Centers.  They have very reasonable prices and are open to everybody, but the choices are somewhat limited.  So here is a free LDS recipe book from Mormon Share that addresses this subject.

The book Food Storage Recipes  can be downloaded for free. …

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Can You Survive a Nuclear War?

nuclear warWith all the talk of a third world war going around, I think it is time to talk about the possibilities of surviving a nuclear war.  The first thing to understand is that most of what the public knows about nuclear war comes from disarmament spokesmen, Hollywood movies and science fiction books and is untrue.  If you don’t have the correct information, you won’t take the correct precautions and will reduce your chances of survival.

Many of us remember all the talk that went on during the cold war, when we last faced a threat of nuclear war.  Well to some degree the threat has changed since the 1950 and 60s. …

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Free Preparedness Manuals to Download

free preparedness manualsIf you have been reading this blog for very long you probably know I like free stuff.  I am always on the lookout for it and like to pass along suggestion to all of you.  So here is a new list of free preparedness manuals you can download.  A few might be repeats, but I think that the majority are new ones.

AFDD 2-5-3 Psychological Operations  US Airforce Doctrine 1999

ETL 1110-3-498 CBR Shelters   DESIGN OF COLLECTIVE PROTECTION SHELTERS TO RESIST CHEMICAL,BIOLOGICAL, AND RADIOLOGICAL (CBR)AGENTS

NBC Field Handbook  A manual on protection from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons 

Special Operations – Caching Techniques TC.3129A  This is a new manual on caching

Liberated manuals, this link is to a site that has 4792 military manuals on it for you to download for free.  …

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A useful New Book, Tools for Survival

tools for survivalI recently received a copy of James Wesley, Rawles new book Tools for Survival.  The book is currently available on Amazon for pre-orders and I understand will be released on 30 Dec 2014.  Rawles has requested the people place orders on Dec 30, 2014.

Personally, I found Tools for Survival to be a good book, probably the best he has written since Patriots.  The book is basically an expanded list of the tools and other items; you will need to have a reasonably self-reliant homestead.  He has chapters on everything from food preservation and cooking tools to welding and blacksmithing tools.…

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How do You Carry Your Prepping Information in a Bug Out?

prepping informationOne problem with the idea of bugging out is that I have this nice library of prepping information.  Now it is in books and three ring binders and takes a lot of space.  Now I have downloaded a lot of this information onto a thumb drive which I keep with my everyday carry.

Thumb drives are small, inexpensive and hold a lot of  prepping information.  The downside of a thumb drive is that you need a computer to access the information.  Recently I was given a Kindle as a gift and have been pleasantly surprised at how useful it has become. …

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More Free Books for Preppers

free booksI am firmly convinced that the single most important prep is the knowledge that you carry in your head.  This information can be obtained one of several ways, the school of hard knocks, watching others or reading.  The one to avoid is the school of hard knocks.  Watch others and reading can be a much easier route.  Me I like to train with others or read free books.

That is probably why I like to accumulate many of the free books that are available on the web.  So here are a few more free books for you to add to your collection.…

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The New World Series by G Micheal Hopf , a Review

new world seriesTo my way of thinking, there are basically two types of apocalyptic fiction, the ones that consist of a good story and are educational like the Patriot and the Survivalist series and the second type that is just a story.  The New World Series, consisting of The End, The Long Road and the Sanctuary are about the results of an EMP attack on this country.  To me this series falls into the category of just a story.

The story is told by the daughter of our hero much later in her life.  If I had not made a commitment to read these books, I would not have finished the first chapter of the first book, The End. …

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How do You Entertain Your Children After TEOTWAWKI?

children after teotwawkiChildren today are used to being entertained almost every single minute of the day.  Between school activities, television, computers, tablets, phones and electronic games, they are always being entertained.  As a family we have encouraged our grandchildren to learn to read and spend time outdoors as much as possible, but it is hard with all the distractions they face.  So how will you entertain your children after TEOTWAWKI?

In the past, most children had to work and they only had a few homemade toys.  They had to use their imagination, which I believe helped to make them creative.  Children of my generation learned to read and many of us grew up with a love of books. …

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Survivalist Series Giveaway

The Going Home SeriesThe winner of the Survivalist series has been chosen and the books will be forwarded to them. They gave us some excellent suggestion for future blogs. I would like to thank everybody else who entered. Unfortunately there can only be one winner.  But a lot of the other ideas will be used in future posts.

We have chose not to release the name of the winner unless they want their name released, this is done to help preserve their operational secrecy

Howard.

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The Survivalist Series, four Excellent Books of Apocalyptic Fiction

The Survivalist SeriesThe Survivalist Series is a series of four books, Going Home, Surviving Home, Escaping Home and the newest one Forsaking Home  written by A American.  I don’t want to give much of the plot away, so I am going to say that the series starts with a massive infrastructure failure that catches our hero away from home.

The books cover his trip home and the things that he has to do to protect his family.  Along the way, he meets other interesting characters who greatly add to the story.  I have talked to others who have read this series and while they all liked it, one complained that the book sometimes went into to much detail.  …

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