Episode 64 Survival Shelters

 

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Survival Shelters

This week we talk about Survival Shelters. I started watching some Youtube videos from an Australian guy. In one he quickly makes a semi permanent shelter using the wattle and daub method. In the video he uses only primitive tools. He uses stone axes and vines. Makes the clay pot to carry water to make the mud for the walls.

 

Mike and I discuss several survival shelters you can make. Some can be used for long term survival. I talk about how I would not mind living in a primitive hut made from wattle and daub.

 

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Episode 63 Dealing With Waste

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Dealing With Waste

 

In this episode we tackle an important albeit unglamorous aspect of survival. Dealing with waste during a disaster. We all have to go sometime. Without proper preparations that waste can become a serious health issue. With the right planning it can become an asset.

We talk about the various methods of disposing of both types of waste. How to get rid of it and how to use it. When treated properly both can prove very useful. From making amona to night soil. We get down and dirty today so you don’t have to.

 

 

 

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Episode 62 Ban This Episode

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This week Mike and I are going to rant about the current frenzy to ban basically everything. Removing the Dukes of Hazard, removing flags from capitols. Everyone is going crazy.

 

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Spirulina to Supercharge Your Diet

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Episode 61 Ankle Injury

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Ankle Injury

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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