Learn How to easily and cheaply store food for a food shortage. I make a survival centered list of actions to be taken to get your storage going. First I will teach you about what copy canning is, then I will give you an quick method for beginning your newbie food storage.
After I give you the way to store food in your home, I give you some examples of substituting fresh food with stored food. You should definitely listen to today’s episode!
I answer the question, “What is a topographic map?” by giving you the definition, explaining contour lines, and I show you how to get FREE topo maps for GPS and printing
First thing I want to point out is what a topographic map is. A topographic map, otherwise known as topo map, is a map that attempts to make a 3 dimensional and scale-able map of landscape on a flat map. Furthermore, A topographic map is a detailed and accurate graphic representation of cultural and natural features on the ground.
The 3D indication of the land is graphed out using contour lines. If you have read my posts on hybrid-hugal beds, you probably have a good idea of contour lines. In a map, the line is all squiggly because the line is at the same elevation all the way around. They generally have elevation numbers beside them and are usually the same elevation change between each contour line, be it 10 ft, 20 ft, or even 100 ft between lines.
Allow me to give you a picture that will explain this even better:
What is a Topographic Map, Definition, Contour Lines, Free Topo Maps (click to enlarge)
The entire contour line is all one elevation. Contour lines that are close show steep elevation change and those that are far apart show a gradual grade.
If you want a site that will take a little bit of work to figure out but has the best quality USGS Topo Maps, then look no further. It is free to download the maps, but you have to pay to get full printed maps on stock (not a bad price either.) https://store.usgs.gov/
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Gas Hot Water Heater, Troubleshooting, Repair, Light the Pilot Gas
You will have to wait another day for me to continue on the ammunition posts. I had plans to tell you about sectional densities and such, but I am actually going to tell you a story about my gas hot water heater going out two days ago. I will tell you what I did to troubleshoot & repair the hot water heater, and some basics on how to light the pilot gas burner and main burner.
Why would I do this? I feel that a good technical knowledge and troubleshooting is great for anyone that is into survival. It’s not all about tactics, zombies, running into the forest for months, and eating bugs to stay alive. You may need to fix things that break instead of calling someone in to replace it. Second, just step back a moment and pay attention to a largly overlooked appliance and alternative water source in your home. That is a 50, 60, or 90 gallon water tank to draw from if your service goes out, and a decent heater will keep a tank hot for MANY hours without flame.
First, before I get into it, allow me to throw some warnings at you. Some people know how fires work, how fuel works, and how toxic you can make air if the fire is burning inefficiently. Some people can just rip things apart fix them and place them back together. Some people either don’t know this information, can’t figure it out, or both. If you unfortunately can’t figure this stuff out, please don’t hurt yourself or your family trying. At a minimum (and a better idea), get someone that knows what they are doing to teach you! We are all created with equal liberties and natural rights, not with equal gifts and talents. Continue reading →
How to Build a Snare Trap 9: Sprung Spear Trap: Hogs & Security: alternate method
Now for “How to Build a Snare Trap” number 9. This is another trap that is pretty good for security. You can use this for small to medium game anywhere from rabbits to hogs, depending on the size of your build. It is called the sprung spear trap.
First a word of caution. At any time that tension is pulled, do NOT be in front of the spear. The trigger of the sprung spear trap can be a hair trigger, and also it may slip while you are setting it. This can be just as dangerous for you as you wanted it to be for your game.
Yet again, I gave a narrow diagram for you to look at, and follow what I have written. Let’s do this!: Continue reading →
How to Build a Snare Trap 8: Ojibwa- How to catch a Bird
Well, I never though this series would get to eight posts! But, it has. In this post, which is part of a series called, “How to Build a Snare Trap,” I will be teaching you about how to catch a bird in a survival situation using an Ojibwa Snare. Continue reading →