I was contacted by the great folks at Nuts.com to share an infographic on Spirulina. You may have never heard of Spirulina before now. Or you may not be aware of all the health benefits of this superfood.
Spirulina is a blue-green algae packed with vitamins and minerals. I have come across spirulina often for it’s weight loss benefits. As a prep and a weight loss benefit Spirulina is excellent. Check out the infographic below to learn more about it.
This week our main topic is all about dealing with an ankle injury. What can seem to be a very minor issue, especially now, can be life threatening during a collapse. Making even the tiniest choir into a heavy burden.
I recently had my worst ankle injury. Coming down out of a tree I rolled it completely sideways. At first I thought it was not that bad since I limped inside. Now more than a week later it is still not completely healed. I employed many tactics to get it healed enough to walk. Even still I was completely incapacitated for almost 4 days.
If for some reason I had needed to bug out on foot during that time I would have been screwed. Using crutches wearing a pack is not something I care to do.
We briefly mention looking into mobility work to strengthen the feet to reduce the risk of rolled ankles. Prevention is the better option here. If you do suffer an ankle injury you WILL be down a few days. Period.
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This week Mike and I discuss everything you ever wanted to know about fire making. We start off talking about several methods of ignition. With our favorite being dispoible lighters. You should be carrying one at all times. We bring up methods that we have not had luck with. Neither of us cares for fire pistons. Next we jump into different forms of tinder. No not the dating app. The Survivalpunk prefered tinder is made from coconut oil. We even have a Youtube Video using coconu sex lube as fire tinder.
This week Mike and I finally talk about Bug Out Bags. We discuss some pitfalls by newbies to survival. I begin with the philosophy used to build all my kits. I use the 10 c’s of survival to build my kits. Those being Cutting, Combustion, Cover, Container, Cordage, Candle, Cotton, Compass, Cargo Tape and Canvas Needle.
The biggest priority being on your Survival knife. All others can be crafted in the wild. Making a good knife in the bush is not an easy task.
Mike goes over the contents of his Bug Out Bags in it’s entirety.
This week we discuss Food preservation methods. We go down the list of different ways to preserve food both on grid and off. Canning and pressure canning are brought up. James talks about only how he has only ever canned ground beef and tried butter once. The butter method is not recommended. We talk about salt curing and how it makes everything on a pig taste better. James mentions how proscuitto taste like gym socks.
Smoking meats is another great way to preserve food. It is both easy and can be done off grid. Larding meat or potted meat is an ancient way. It is nothing like it’s modern day counterpart.