Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Survival Fishing Button/Bug Out Bag Item

This is a great item to have in your bug out bag and in your cashes. It costs all of about a $1.50 to make and in a survial situation could mean eating or not.

To watch the complete video you can watch on my You Tube Channel

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Survival Plastic Tote Garden

I have several people contacting me asking the question "I have a limited amount of space how can I have a garden or grow my own food?". Well in a previous post I told you how to start your seeds in soda bottles

I like to practice what I preach so I wanted to give an honest answer to those that ask the questions. So I took a area of a typical 8x4 apartment balcony. Now I use a ton of tomato juice a year for chili, spaghetti, and goulash. In this area I can put 2 tomato plants and 2 pepper plants per tote for 4 totes and 1 tote I made a combination of herbs and medicinal plants.
Now I have usually produced 20 to 35 beef steak tomatoes per plant and 12 to 18 peppers per plant. So in 4 totes you can produce 160 tomatoes and 96 peppers.

Then when the season is over you pull the dead plants out and put the cover on.

And the great thing is this is portable so where ever you move this can go with you. If you have a limited amount of space this is a great idea!

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Taking The "Gamey" Taste Out Of Wild Game And Fish

Growing up the daughter of the the "Great White Hunter/Fisherman" I learned....

All game is edible if you do it right..

I love to fish I think more than I love to hunt..probably because you can catch a fish and have it over a campfire in a matter of minutes. Pan fish such as bass, trout, perch, bluegill are my favorite but if it swims I will eat it. Depending on what you are fishing or hunting for you can sometimes, if you don't know the tricks have a very gamey or fishy tasting entree. But here are some things you can do to neutralize that unpleasant taste and give you some fantastic eating.


I love to fish for pike and in most places you can fish away with no limit but they can be a strong fish. Bear tends to be a greasy and gamey tasting meat but soaking them 24hrs in Milk tends to neutralize those tastes. 

Baking Soda

Baking also is a great neutralizer. My dad takes his salmon and soaks them in baking soda prior to smoking them.

Lipton Onion Soup Mix

For rabbit or squirrel put a package of Lipton Onion Soup Mix in a crock pot. Than add the fixings you want...I grew up eating this and you better believe LOSM is part of my preps!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Two Ways To Safely Remove Ticks

It is that time of year again.........TICK SEASON

These pesky blood sucking nuisances are not only painful but in many cases they can also carry Lyme Disease. It is good to make a practice of examining yourself, pets, and livestock especially after walks, time in the woods, etc. With many people the first instinct is the grab them with hands or tweezers and pull them off but that can result in breaking the head off which will remain embedded in its victims skin.

Here are two ways that in many cases successfully making the tick back out of the skin and be removed safely.

Liquid Soap Method

Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick
with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for 20 to 30 seconds the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away

Petroleum Jelly Method

Apply a thick glob of petroleum jelly to the tick and the area surrounding it and make sure it is completely covered as to not let any air in. After a minute gently with paper towel or tissue paper gently try to remove the tick. If tick has not backed out re-apply and try again.

If neither of these techniques work seek medical help.

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