Survival Resource Link Dump

I’ve been taking time off for a few days as I do every 9/11. Here’s a bunch of links that I think are useful but never got around to writing full posts about:

I have always maintained that the collapse of America will look more like Argentina than Patriots. After a news report about the plague of strong arm robberies on ATM users Ferfal at Surviving in Argentina posted his 12 tips to safely using ATMs. My wife and I used some of these precautions in NYC.

Gabe Suarez writes about the utility of pistol caliber carbines as opposed to rifles and pistol which is well worth a read if you are thinking of a gun purchase.

Viking Preparedness has an article called Hunker Down which supports my view that bugging in is the only way to really survive an emergency. I don’t agree with his pessimism, but I do take issue with the optimism of the people who think they will pack a bag, run off somewhere and survive in a alien environment.

Rasch Outdoor Chronicles has a two part post on hog hunting guns. With the explosion of feral hogs in this country the ability to put down one of these creatures should factor into your gun and ammunition purchases. This feral hog drift map shows where they are concentrated, but you’ll notice that hogs have been spotted in NJ and New Hampshire and many sightings in Michigan. Part I. Part II.

Cat Ellis has a podcast up on how to make the materials necessary to make candles, including information on processing beeswax and making wicks from wild cotton.

Outdoor Life has a online piece called The Predator Boom which gives you information on which predator populations have grown to sizes big enough to begin to threaten wild game populations, and you.

Via Modern Stronghold there’s a article in the Marine Corps University Journal on Feral Cities (starts on pg 50) that talks about how cities go feral. New Orleans after Katrina is included in the list of feral cities. Well worth a read to see what planners expect from our large cities in the event of a collapse and to give you an idea of how to prepare for living near one. Frankly Chicago is quickly becoming a feral city.

Here’s a video I found on what a raccoon snare should look like. Raccoons are a pest that you’ll need to deal with, can be eaten (but are disgusting) but more importantly the skin can be sold or traded. The prices on the fur market are pretty depressed and I believe will remain so for some time but you can still get $5-25 dollars per skin depending on quality. Get a book or DVD on fur handling and a good skinning knife. If society devolves as some suspect furs will be a valuable commodity and raccoons will be a dangerous nuisance that gardeners, pet and livestock owners and people with children cannot afford to keep around.:

Useful Tips Link Round-Up

Here’s a bunch of links with some useful tips in them you’ll find useful, but don’t really need extra commentary:

Lehman’s Country Life has a post up about keeping cool without electricity

Woodsrunner Dairy has some old time woods lore advice.

First Ways has a post showing three wild summer edibles for urban foragers.

Survival Blog has a post on low cost preparedness.

The Urban Survivalist has an interesting post on his wallet survival kit. It’s a good read along wit TEOTWAWKI Blog’s piece on Every Day Carry items.

Pagans Against Child Abuse has a post up on how predators target single mothers. For women with kids networking online it’s worth a read.

Better Living Daily has a post on the uses for Linden for those of you lucky enough to live near a Linden tree.

P.J. Deneen has a article on direct sales for those of you looking to make some part time money.

The TEOTWAWKI is Coming Down the Pike Link Round-Up

Poor employment numbers are dominating the headlines but there are plenty of other things to worry about that will bring a change to the way you live your life in the near future.

46 States are now facing “Greek style Deficits” In the next couple of years you will see massive cuts to the services they provide, and that will cause civil unrest to varying degrees.

Ben Bernake is panicking as the “recovery” he expected is running out of steam. He will likely start printing more money, so hyper-inflation is back on the table.

City Journal has a must read article on the Municipal Bond Bubble.

Shenandoah sees the beginning of a second credit crisis.

France and China set to get hit hard on CDS market.

2010 earthquakes are occurring 133% more frequently than average.

The Arizona Militia (who went to the border to interdict cartels) is asking for assistance after being fired on. We now have two non-state actors fighting in the deserts of Arizona.

Hezbollah is converting Mexicans who are crossing the border to radical Islam.

Feel like we’re out of the woods?

Survival Resource Link Dump

Here’s a list of links that provide some useful skill building information. I suggest that if you find something you want to use you continue to research, and eventually practice the skills and theories here as much as you’re able:

Xavier’s Thoughts has a great piece on how to recognize threats.

Buckskinning/Trekking Woodsrunners Diary has had a great series on old time trail foods. His post on processing sunflower seeds is easy to understand and worth a read if you live in an area where they are found.

First Ways has a write up on Shepherd’s Purse, an edible plant often used in herbal remedies to reduce bleeding. It is a very common weed you’ll see almost everywhere.

Sunflower Ammo has a video on their blog of pond water being made safe for drinking first by filtering (through a regular coffee filter!) and then by boiling it on a alcohol stove made out of an old Pepsi can.

The Survivalist Blog has a list of the top ten mistakes made by the new survivalist.

Jenn Q. Public sent me these two links: How to Cut up a Rabbit and a recipe for Rabbit in Mustard.

This video on making fruit leathers is of a Liberal Democrat politician from England named Johnathan Wallace. Aside from self sufficiency Wallace also promotes the privatization of England’s postal service. Anyone else want to trade out liberal Democrats for England’s Lib Dems?

The “Christians Are the Real Terrorists” Even Though Muslims are Terrorizing the World Link Round Up

As Robert Spencer has pointed out the arrest of the Hutaree militia is basically a media wet dream. Of course, much of the evidence of the “danger” these kooks pose has to do with the fact one of them was planning on giving a fire speech calling for Christians to throw of the shackles of their perceived oppression by godless government.  They in fact were making a speech similar to ones Imam’s make at Friday night prayer service, usually before calling on Muslims to rampaging through the streets.

However, the Hutaree are the real threat. After all, they may have thought about committing a crime. Muslims actually committing atrocities is no big deal:

Muslim Chechen militias have claimed responsibility for the Moscow subway bombings.

25 little Hindu girls are abducted, raped and forced to convert to Islam every month in Pakistan.

Teen girl sold, raped then jailed in Afghanistan.

Muslims are still killing Buddhists in Thailand.

London based News Editor Abdul Bari Atwan claimed he’d “dance with delight” in Trafalgar Square if Iran nukes Israel.

Somali Muslim gangs granted asylum in the U.K. are turning the streets into a warzone.

A Muslim businessman drugged and raped a teen he procured from a business associate.

Saudi Arabia is about to put a popular Lebanese television fortune teller to death for Witchcraft.

Supposed “victim” of CIA rendition is going to jail for assaulting the mayor of a Bavarian city while on parole for arson and assault.

Wales is fighting an epidemic of Muslim forced marriages.

A new Fatwa by Islamic clerics declares that child brides are lawful, and that intercourse with pre-pubescent children is approved by the Koran.

An Australian Muslim leader has been caught praising Bin Laden and Hitler while promoting violent Jihad against the West.

Muslims in prison in America are suing because they claim that they aren’t given enough time to see friends.

Gay activists are being warned to leave Indonesia.

A Muslim TV station in the U.K. is being accused of promoting marital rape.

And then there’s this via The Center for Security Policy:

I’m sure glad the left knows who the “real enemy” is, aren’t you?