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Mudslide Survival

Mudslide Survival

  Mudslide Survival by Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones of www.doomandbloom.net     MUDSLIDE AFTERMATH   With the grim news of at least 14 dead in the mudslide that occurred in the state of Washington, I realized that I had never written about mudslide survival.  This surprised me, as I, myself, could easily be […]

By April 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Spring, The Liver,and Seasonal Allergies

Spring, The Liver,and Seasonal Allergies

Host: Cats “The Herbal Prepper” After a long winter, spring has finally arrived, bringing with it springtime allergies. Predictably, the very popular topic of “liver cleanses” is hitting the blogosphere at this time of year as well. What you may not know is that liver function and allergic reactions are related. How are liver function […]

By April 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Doom and Bloom SURVIVAL! board game

The Doom and Bloom SURVIVAL! board game

Don’t miss the chance to win a Medium Trauma Bag and Survival Medicine handbook ($256 value!), see below for details! Our kickstarter project to manufacture our new board game, DOOM AND BLOOM’s SURVIVAL!, is now up and running! What’s that? Ol’ Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy playing board games? Yes, it’s true, we’re longtime board […]

By April 15, 2014 9 Comments Read More →
A Giant Appears and Don’t Lose Focus!

A Giant Appears and Don’t Lose Focus!

With the excitement of two stories I have before me I’ve decided to put them together starting off with “A Giant Appears” followed by “Don’t Lose Focus“. I have no doubts both will peak your interest. “A Giant Appears” In confinement there are certain creatures whose growth are determined by the space allowed in its […]

By April 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Environmental Issues Associated with Property Purchase

Environmental Issues Associated with Property Purchase

If you are considering purchasing property in order to further your business, it is important to be knowledgeable of the risk of environmental contamination on the property.  If any industrial activity has taken place on the site in the past, there may be a risk that the site is contaminated. A contaminated site is when […]

Meetups and Events

Sustainable Preparedness Expo – Spokane WA

Sustainable Preparedness Expo – Spokane WA

  By Stephanie Dayle A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the Sustainable Preparedness Expo in Spokane WA,  and was very pleased with what I saw. This was my third year visiting the Expo and once again I was amazed by the number of like minded folks all coming together to learn and […]

Get Ready to ShakeOut October 17, 2013

Get Ready to ShakeOut October 17, 2013

On October 17, 2013 at 10:17 a.m. (local time) millions of people across the U.S., Canada and around the world will participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. The ShakeOut began in California in 2008 and has been organized in many other states, regions and countries since then. Official ShakeOut Regions require significant local or […]

Prepper Expos and Events

Prepper Expos and Events

Here you will find a nationwide listing of Survival, Sustainable Living, and Prepper expos shown in order of date. If you know of an event that’s not listed, please contact us, or call 1-(234)-Join-APN. You may also want to subscribe to our newsletter and choose the “Prepper Expos” list to get the most recent updates. […]

By September 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Sustainable Preparedness Expo Seattle 2013

Sustainable Preparedness Expo Seattle 2013

First time ever to Seattle! Coming on September 29, 2013, Sustainable Preparedness Expo is the Northwest’s premiere expo on preparedness, homesteading, and sustainable living.  Come to learn valuable info at the many excellent seminars, connect with the thousands of preparedness-minded attendees we are expecting, obtain hard to find equipment, supplies and advice you need from […]

By September 23, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Southern Preppers Convention and Green Living Expo

The Southern Preppers Convention and Green Living Expo

Event is Tomorrow! September 7, 2013 www.TheSouthernPreppers.com 401 Mccullars Lane, Oxford, AL FREE ADMISSION! Southern Preppers Convention and Green Living Expo For all of our first time attendees, you do not need to worry about tickets to the event. The Prepper event will be a walk up event, so just come on down, pick up […]

By September 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Survival

3 Essential People in Your Prepper Group: Stacking the Deck

3 Essential People in Your Prepper Group: Stacking the Deck

“No man is an island,
 Entire of itself,
 Every man is a piece of the continent,
 A part of the main.” –John Donne In the world of prepperdom, it’s a common sentiment to aspire to be a Jack of all trades.  However, what often results is that the ‘Jack’ (or Jill, of course!) is a […]

By April 20, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
How to Prepare for a Volcanic Eruption

How to Prepare for a Volcanic Eruption

  Preparing for a volcanic eruption basically boils down to prepping for evacuation at a movement’s notice  if you live in a blast, lava flow or lahar zone or prepping for volcanic ash if you live in an ash fall zone. There is also the possibility of volcano related earthquakes, but earthquakes are covered in […]

Turning Your ATV Into a Survival Vehicle

Turning Your ATV Into a Survival Vehicle

What’s maneuverable like a dirt bike, can hold two people, and is more flexible than an all-purpose tractor? It’s an ATV, and it may be the only vehicle you’ll need once you settle into your bug out shelter. Whether you’re patrolling your perimeter, carrying heavy supplies, or plowing snow, an ATV can do as much […]

2 Winter Systems You Need To Make It To Your Retreat… Alive

2 Winter Systems You Need To Make It To Your Retreat… Alive

“But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter…” –Matthew 24:20 It is the prepper’s sum of all fears: a cold weather winter bugout. Heading for the hills in reasonably comfortable weather will be difficult enough, but add the threat of hypothermia, frostbite and the mental strain of freezing temperatures – and that […]

By March 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
SMOKE BOMBS IN YOUR SURVIVAL PACK

SMOKE BOMBS IN YOUR SURVIVAL PACK

Survival Smoke There are times in an emergency where being very visible is good and other times when being invisible is a must. In both cases smoke bombs can be a real lifesaver. A few small colored (red, yellow) smoke bombs carried in your field (e.g. hunting, hiking, fishing, etc.) survival kit can bring help […]

By March 25, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Preparedness

How to Prepare For the Coming Food Crisis

How to Prepare For the Coming Food Crisis

Opposed to what people think: Food Crisis are very common. In fact there are countries and regions which are going through one right now. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly 870 million people, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. Almost all the hungry people, 852 million, […]

Snooping 101

Snooping 101

By Marlon “lucky” Gallano From Whoishostingthis.com   Sometimes it pays to practice a little bit of role reversal and consider becoming the poacher rather than the gamekeeper for a brief moment, so that you can understand how things work on the other side of the fence. This is certainly the case when you look at […]

How to Prepare for a Volcanic Eruption

How to Prepare for a Volcanic Eruption

  Preparing for a volcanic eruption basically boils down to prepping for evacuation at a movement’s notice  if you live in a blast, lava flow or lahar zone or prepping for volcanic ash if you live in an ash fall zone. There is also the possibility of volcano related earthquakes, but earthquakes are covered in […]

How to Handle a Gun Safely

How to Handle a Gun Safely

Rules of Safe Gun Handling Guns are dangerous and if not handled carefully, can  kill or mutilate you or someone else. The consequences of the misuse of guns are disastrous. Handling them in a safe way is the top priority once you own a gun. Remember to check the gun Make sure to always check […]

Find An Authorized Home Generator Dealer

Find An Authorized Home Generator Dealer

When it comes to purchasing a new home generator, there are a lot of questions you have to ask yourself. How much wattage do I need for my home? What are the differences between manufactures? How do I even hookup a generator? Perhaps most pressing, “where do I even start?” is arguably the top question […]

Sustainable Living

How to Prepare For the Coming Food Crisis

How to Prepare For the Coming Food Crisis

Opposed to what people think: Food Crisis are very common. In fact there are countries and regions which are going through one right now. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly 870 million people, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. Almost all the hungry people, 852 million, […]

Home Emergency Power Backup Battery Bank System

Hurricane Sandy and Andrew reaped havoc on the United States. Families were devastated by Hurricane Sandy for over 7 days. No Electrical/ Electricity power. Hurricane Sandy hit New York City on October 29, 2012 flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the city. Damage in the US was estimated at […]

Animal Fodder Feed: Turn 50lbs of Grain Into 300lbs in 9 days

Animal Fodder Feed: Turn 50lbs of Grain Into 300lbs in 9 days

As a Permaculture Designer/Consultant I always try to help my Urban or Suburban clients raise animals in a self-sustainable manner (as much as possible) depending on their needs and their available resource. Many of you (including myself) love to raise animals or want to raise animals. Again, depending on your residential or locality zoning laws […]

Making Sourdough Bread

Making Sourdough Bread

We decided to finally tackle this project because the affectionately used term to describe a local here in Alaska is a “sourdough” or maybe the timing was just right and we wanted to take advantage of the cold, dark winter days here in Fairbanks.  Whatever the reason, we are now required to work at least […]

How To Orient Yourself In The Wild

How To Orient Yourself In The Wild

For the person who has never spent any significant time in the wild, it can be quite overwhelming to find yourself in a situation in which you had to engage the wild for the sake of survival. There are some simple methods that you can use that will allow you to acclimate to the elements […]

By March 21, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

DIY and How-to

Fiddlehead Ferns, How to Make Them Food

Fiddlehead Ferns, How to Make Them Food

Almost everyone has heard of “fiddlehead ferns,” the young fern wild edible, turn gourmet vegetable can be found across much of North America in the mid to late springtime. By Stephanie Dayle  Few wild edibles are so easily spotted, convenient and tasty, or so widely available. They are high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, […]

Heeling In: What To Do With Bare Root Trees

Heeling In: What To Do With Bare Root Trees

It’s that time of the year when a lot of gardeners are getting their hands dirty. On our homestead we are planting fruit trees. Actually, we just planted 12 new apple, 6 peach, and 4 apricot trees. All of them were purchased by us and their roots were bare. At this time of the year […]

Non-electric, fuel based lamps

Non-electric, fuel based lamps

There are a variety of different styles of lamps and lanterns that allow one to not use electricity.  This post will be concentrating on those that require some sort of fuel, oil lamps and lanterns.   It will also diagram the basic pieces of a lamp for clarity. Lamps evolved from a very basic concept.  Get […]

By February 1, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
How to Can Brandied Apples

How to Can Brandied Apples

Looking for that perfect homemade Christmas present? Try canning some brandied apples, they are a simply divine dessert and an easy recipe to can yourself at home. Add a red bow to the top and it makes a great Christmas present (that is, if you don’t eat them all yourself, because they are that good) […]

How To Successfully Grow Potatoes In Tires

How To Successfully Grow Potatoes In Tires

Here’s a question that I get from potato lovers: “How can I grow potatoes in abundance in limited space?” Growing potatoes in tires can be quite simple and here are my instructions how to do it and have a bumper crop. You get a chance to do some recycling and vertical gardening all together. Depending […]

By December 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Other Recent Posts

Food Storage Basics Part 1; Preparing to Store

We all know our basic cost of living is increasing. Despite the increase and the knowledge that at some point, we are going to be stuck at home with no way to get to the grocery store, we keep spending. We just assume tomorrow will take care of itself, right?

By August 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Travel and Survival

Travel and Survival

by Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones of www.doomandbloom.net No Civilization Is Immune To Decay As I write this, we are in Europe. As you might imagine, we’re on the road a lot. As such, we have developed a basic strategy for staying safe and healthy during our travels. You might be surprised to know that this strategy pertains a […]

By March 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Essential Items for the Prepper First Aid Kit

Essential Items for the Prepper First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is a sensible item which no US home should be without. Your basic kit can treat any number of ailments with just a few simple items, from cuts and sprains to insect bites and allergic reactions. A prepper’s first aid kit, however, is intended to help you stay fighting fit in […]

Spirituality and Survival

Spirituality and Survival

Written by Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones of doomandbloom.net I just wanted to share a few thoughts on spirituality and survival. Survival certainly involves being prepared for disasters, getting your food storage, medical supplies, and all your other ducks in a row. But getting your spirit in order could be one of the most […]

By March 17, 2014 3 Comments Read More →