026 Urban Survival Skills, Urban Agriculture, Bugging In Apartment

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026 Urban Survival Skills, Urban Agriculture, Bugging In Apartment_BuildingHousekeeping:

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Discussion: Urban survival skills are needed for the modern day prepper with little land.  If you must be bugging in your apartment, listen up. Urban Agriculture is just one example of the skills you need.

Related Post: Apartment Prepper Survival: How to survive, food stores, etc

  • Many survival people overlook Apartment dwellers

    • No home or land to work with

  • Don’t live in an Apartment

    • too many close neighbors

      • they won’t be prepared

      • they will ALL be asking for help

    • limited space

    • too many regulation

      • this included suburban lots

      • I experienced this

  • Preparing the Apartment

    • First, Have a great bug-out plan

    • If you MUST bug-in in an apartment

      • Water

        • 2-2liter bottles per person per day

        • Keep a couple in the freezer

          • Use them in coolers

        • bathtub is 50 gallons, fill before storms

        • sinks are all 2-5 gallons

      • Food

        • copy canning

        • freeze-dried foods

          • both last a long time

          • both are edible with little to no cooking

        • Use window sills for planting

        • Plant on balconies

          • hugel planters, compost and topsoil

      • Utility Electronics

        • lots of flashlights or headlamps

        • Emergency radios with multiple power sources

          • one handcrank option

        • 200W inverter

        • 800W inverter

        • Really long extension cord

        • Inverter Generators

          • quiet

          • fuel in 15 gallon drums

      • Documents

        • Copies of important documents in a binder

        • keep originals in fireproof safe

        • Examples:

          • Licenses

          • Ownership papers

            • deeds

            • titles

          • Investment documentation

          • Bank Info

          • Birth Certificates

      • First Aid

        • Good All-inclusive first aid kit

        • Preferably kept in a backpack

          • keeps it accessible at home or on the go

        • Consider keeping 6 months to a year of maintenance meds depending upon expiration

      • Sanitation

        • TP

        • wipes

        • deodorants

        • dry soaps

        • feminin products

          • pads

        • 6 months to a year

      • Mindset (just use your noggin)

        • Make use of every possible space available

          • under beds

          • coffee tables and canned foods

          • redundancy of scattered supplies

        • filling up tubs and sinks

        • Leave BEFORE you are stuck at home

      • Money

        • two weeks cash on hand

          • then work to a month and then six monts

        • Many hard assets retain value when the dollar has none

          • no land, gold, silver, copper

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ken Jensen is an American, Ex-Military Patriot that is knowledgeable and experienced in Electronics and Industrial Electrical design and maintenence. Ken is also an experienced Nuclear Reactor Operator and also worked on nuclear instrumentation. He grew up hunting, camping and spending time outdoors. In adulthood, Ken has spent many years learning wilderness survival and, eventually, urban survival.

Ken is the author of a book, The Honey and The Bee and is the main author and contributor to The Clever Survivalist Blog, Survival Guide and The Prepper Podcast, Survival Podcast

Give Me a Week Guys

I knew that I would not be able to get the podcast done this week because of a big maintenance outage at work, so I created one ahead of schedule to send out on Friday.  The issue is that I haven’t even had time to do anything except work this week, so I will not be able to get blog posts out this week.  I did the podcast because they generally take twice the time a blog post takes.  Don’t worry, we should be back in the swing of things around here next week.  Take this time to catch up on some old posts and listen to my prepper podcast, if you haven’t done so yet.  Have a great week!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ken Jensen is an American, Ex-Military Patriot that is knowledgeable and experienced in Electronics and Industrial Electrical design and maintenence. Ken is also an experienced Nuclear Reactor Operator and also worked on nuclear instrumentation. He grew up hunting, camping and spending time outdoors. In adulthood, Ken has spent many years learning wilderness survival and, eventually, urban survival.

Ken is the author of a book, The Honey and The Bee and is the main author and contributor to The Clever Survivalist Blog, Survival Guide and The Prepper Podcast, Survival Podcast

025 Gardening 101, Starting a Garden for Edible Landscaping

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Discussion: Starting a garden or Gardening 101.  Lots of information packed to assist you with your upcoming edible landscaping.

  1. Why gardening?

    1. More Info: Survival Tactics: Hunting and Farming at the Correct Times

    2. Economic collapse scenario

      1. Population over 315 million people leads to food shortage

      2. Lots will be hunting

      3. People have nearly extinced many species

    3. Need to learn to farm before this

    4. You will then be glad that you turned to farming

  2. Soil

    1. More Info: Making a Garden Plot: How to Make Soil Nutrient Rich

    2. We destroy soil today

      1. Tilling

      2. Plants root at depth that they thrive at based on soil layers

    3. Forest soil

      1. 14 in leaves as mulch

        1. Constantly breaking down

      2. Organic, rich humus, or dirt

      3. We recreate this process:

        1. Newspaper or cardboard

          1. 2-3 inches

        2. 4 inches of mulch

        3. Late fall, early winter

          1. Helps breakdown

        4. Water area every day

  3. Square foot gardening

    1. More Info:

      1. Square Garden Design: Guide to Square Foot Gardening Spacing

      2. How to Get Plants to Grow (Raised square garden design)

    2. Intensive management system

    3. Uses high density companion planting

    4. 4×4’ raised bed

    5. 1 foot squares

    6. Non-pleasing informational guide

    7. Way to get started

  4. Companion vegetables

    1. More Info: Planting Companion Vegetables and Herbs

    2. Benefits

      1. Systematic

      2. Symbiotic relationship of plants

        1. Soil

        2. Pests

        3. Healthy insects and predators

  5. Permaculture

    1. Cuba was a mainly permaculture recovery

    2. Build this into your systems and bug out locations

      1. More Info: The Best Bugout Location ( BOL ) Development Ideas

    3. Swales

    4. Hugelkultur

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ken Jensen is an American, Ex-Military Patriot that is knowledgeable and experienced in Electronics and Industrial Electrical design and maintenence. Ken is also an experienced Nuclear Reactor Operator and also worked on nuclear instrumentation. He grew up hunting, camping and spending time outdoors. In adulthood, Ken has spent many years learning wilderness survival and, eventually, urban survival.

Ken is the author of a book, The Honey and The Bee and is the main author and contributor to The Clever Survivalist Blog, Survival Guide and The Prepper Podcast, Survival Podcast

Freedom in the 50 States: 10 Worst States to Live In

Freedom in the 50 States: 10 Worst States to Live In: United StatesI wanted everyone to consider the freedom in the 50 states, and which ones not to choose! So I decide to do a post on the 10 worst states to live in for overall freedom.

I have seen the “best of” lists on almost every single site possible in every genre, and I may do that next, but I think that I will do a worst of today.  I will rate the state based on Fiscal, Personal, and Regulatory freedoms, although there are many more things to consider.  #1 in a category is the best and #50 out of the states is the worst.  I have an interactive map of freedoms at the bottom of this post.  These worst ten states are probably not to be the ones that you would consider moving to.

Worst 10 States for Liberties

MississippiFreedom in the 50 States: 10 Worst States to Live In: Mississippi

Fiscal: #30

Personal: #44

Regulatory: #45

Overall: #41

Although they have some decent laws with land-use freedom, Mississippi is on this list their heavy dependence on federal grant money to keep taxes low and high spending.  Occupation freedom is mediocre.  The liability system is one of the worst in the country.

West VirginiaFreedom in the 50 States: 10 Worst States to Live In: West Virginia

Fiscal: #32

Personal: #9

Regulatory: #49

Overall: #42

Lacking in educational freedom, Lots of regulation, no right-to work, poor libility system, and lots of debt accumulation due to low tax and high spending.

VermontFreedom in the 50 States: 10 Worst States to Live In: Vernmont

Fiscal: #47

Personal: #11

Regulatory: #29

Overall: #43

Really poor on economic freedom, but really good on personal freedom.  Vernmont has the 5th highest level of taxes in the country, much of which is aimed at tourists.  Poor on health insurance freedom and poor property rights.  One thing this state has that I like?  Permitless open and concealed carry of firearms.

MarylandFreedom in the 50 States: 10 Worst States to Live In: Maryland

Fiscal: #26

Personal: #49

Regulatory: #44

Overall: #44

Although it has great natural beauty, Maryland is dominated by big government democrats.  Taxes are raised every year, and this includes taxing rain.  You may own a gun, but you have to be fingerprinted and booked.  There is no legal carry.

IllinoisFreedom in the 50 States: 10 Worst States to Live In: Illinois

Fiscal: #27

Personal: #50

Regulatory: #42

Overall: #45

Commute times to get basic items is to large, partly due to traffic and also due to many businesses being regulated out of townships, so the distance is further.  Illinois is lacking any real nice topography.  Chicago Strong arms the rest of the state and pushes it’s tyrannical and usually liberal laws on the rest of the state.

Rhode IslandFreedom in the 50 States: 10 Worst States to Live In: Rhode Island

Fiscal: #42

Personal: #33

Regulatory: #43

Overall: #46

With strict Gun Control, strict alcohol, tobacco, and gaming regulations Rhode Island is not a good way to go.  If you want to homeschool or open a private school, good luck getting past the regulations here.

HawaiiFreedom in the 50 States: 10 Worst States to Live In: Hawaii

Fiscal: #49

Personal: #45

Regulatory: #41

Overall: #47

Volcano, Earthquake, Storms, and Tsunami make it difficult for a prepper to move into this location.  The one thing that they have going for them is the fact that some of the land is so remote, that even the state government doesn’t really get involved in those areas on the remote islands.

New JerseyFreedom in the 50 States: 10 Worst States to Live In: New Jersey

Fiscal: #48

Personal: #42

Regulatory: #48

Overall: #48

The Laws have gotten so ridiculous in this state that owning a BB gun is like having a real gun, which will give your children a felony charge.

CaliforniaFreedom in the 50 States: 10 Worst States to Live In: California

Fiscal: #44

Personal: #47

Regulatory: #50

Overall: #49

Earthquakes and Crime are prevelant here and many people that live there just don’t think it feels like the “Ideal of America” anymore.

New YorkFreedom in the 50 States: 10 Worst States to Live In: New York

Fiscal: #50

Personal: #48

Regulatory: #47

Overall: #50

The least free state.  The highest taxes in the contry, yet still the most debt at 33.2%.  Rent control destroys their economic status.  Rampant eminent domain, poor labor laws, poor health care, high mandates, extreme gun control laws, high taxes thereby encouraging black market trade, and excessive home school regulations are all reasons why they are the least free state.

 

Let’s take a look at a snapshot of all of the states!

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ken Jensen is an American, Ex-Military Patriot that is knowledgeable and experienced in Electronics and Industrial Electrical design and maintenence. Ken is also an experienced Nuclear Reactor Operator and also worked on nuclear instrumentation. He grew up hunting, camping and spending time outdoors. In adulthood, Ken has spent many years learning wilderness survival and, eventually, urban survival.

Ken is the author of a book, The Honey and The Bee and is the main author and contributor to The Clever Survivalist Blog, Survival Guide and The Prepper Podcast, Survival Podcast

The New America: American Dream, History, and Ideal

The New America: American Dream, History, and IdealWhat is the new america? I want to discuss the loss of the ORIGINAL American dream, American history of America’s foundation, and the American Ideal.

Do you live in America?  Really think about this question.  Do you live in America?  I don’t think that we do.  We live in a place that calls itself the U.S. of America, but this is not America.

The real America is not a place.  You can’t walk on her soil.  America is an Ideal.  When people really fought for America, they fought for the idea of america.

The colonies got tired of monarchist rule.  So many people came up with the declaration of independence and we had a revolt.  So the colonies were made up of people that didn’t like the British rule and performed a big act of treason against the King.

We were a country of treasonous “scoundrels” and had decided to go to war.  Why?  Because  we “of Right, ought to be Free and Independent”.  We waged war because we deserved freedom and independence.  It is extremely important to understand how against government these people were.  They endured alot at the hands of the British for freedom.

When the Constitution was written, it was written for two main purposes: To define the freedom of people, and to limit government.  Every single line in the constitution is generally to define freedom and limit government.  And when there is a question who has the power in the constitution, it almost always chose the state over the country, and the individual person over the state.

The idea of America is one where it is a country run by people, of the people, and FOR the PEOPLE.  It was never intended for mafia families to own and fight over the power of the country.  This america is not the real America, this America is sick, fat, lazy, weak, and afraid.  The idea of America is one where people are give EVERY right up until the point it infringes upon someone elses rights.  We were promised Life, LIBERTY, and the persuit of happiness.

Note it didn’t say a right to healthcare.  It didn’t say a right to handouts attempting to make everyone equal.  It did not say a right to happiness.  We are promised to life.  Check.  We are promised Liberty, long gone.  We are promised the persuit of happiness.  We can still persue happiness, but some of this has been removed within social programming and handouts.

I don’t want to go into detail about programs today.  I wish I could say that I miss the real America, but I never saw the real America, the ideal America.  It has been long gone before anyone alive could see it.  But I KNOW it.  It is innate knowledge to most of us what it is.

Even though I have never seen her, I miss her.  I miss America; I miss freedom.  Do you?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ken Jensen is an American, Ex-Military Patriot that is knowledgeable and experienced in Electronics and Industrial Electrical design and maintenence. Ken is also an experienced Nuclear Reactor Operator and also worked on nuclear instrumentation. He grew up hunting, camping and spending time outdoors. In adulthood, Ken has spent many years learning wilderness survival and, eventually, urban survival.

Ken is the author of a book, The Honey and The Bee and is the main author and contributor to The Clever Survivalist Blog, Survival Guide and The Prepper Podcast, Survival Podcast