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YouTube Channel for My Self Defense Blog

I would like to announce and explain about the “MySelfDefenseBlog” YouTube channel in this post. You know the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, well in this light – a video is worth ten-thousand words. I have had … [Read more...]

Where to buy Solar Panels ? Best Prices & Quality

A question that comes up every day in the "Living off the Grid" Facebook Group is where is the best place to buy Solar Panels ... so I'm going to start a list here on the Group blog and will update often. You can also include your preferred place to … [Read more...]

Here I am….

Hmmm, I really thought I'd written something here since October, but apparently I haven't, shame on me :) So here I am, back again, let me tell you what has been going on since Oct., that job I was working and LOVED, well it has fizzled, turns out … [Read more...]

The Semi-Triumph of the Alt-Right

Well, we won with Trump. Sort of, at least. Oh, the fall of Hillary and Jeb before the Trump juggernaut is a definite win for us. That's two hideous dynasties down and gone, we hope. But is Trump's election a win in itself? I would say yes, almost … [Read more...]

Off grid pot growers have problems stashing the cash

What do we do with all the Green? Legalization of marijuana in 28 states across the US has caused off-grid pot growers to jump for joy, but ongoing issues with depositing the large amounts of cash generated from the business, (and uncertainty on … [Read more...]

Stanford Java Lectures: Programming Methodology with Professor Mehran Sahami Video

Watched 1 - 3 of these today. I imagine I'll be watching all 28.If you like to understand the fundamentals of computer programming as you learn to code, this feels very grounded, and the lecturer's style is very engaging and entertaining.Also has a … [Read more...]

Realities of Defensive Conflicts

I have seen a couple good things recently and addressing them both at once seemed to make the most sense. The first is a post by Larry Correia “The Legalities of Shooting People"The second is security camera footage of a real life defensive shooting … [Read more...]

The Recession has Restarted

Whether or not there is an outright global recession in 2016, it's definitely starting to look a lot like not Christmas around the world. After a period of inactivity, more and more people began posting and commenting over in the_recession, so we've … [Read more...]

The Peak Shrink on Peak Moments TV: Seeking the Happy Story (part 1) – But What Do You Feel?

Published on May 2, 2013 We live in a culture that wants only the upbeat response, the story with the happy ending. We marginalize people who express anger or grief about the impossible predicament we’re in — societal and ecological collapse. … [Read more...]

Has Peak Oil Newbie “Bought the Farm”?

Dr. K., I only leaned about peak oil about a year ago. I’ve discussed it with my husband and family and at least my daughter and her husband have bought a small farm and are starting to re-calibrate.  My husband and I hope against hope to sell … [Read more...]

The Eternal Specter of Fascism

Since I’ve recently been accused of being a fascist (and not for the first time), I did a little self-reflection and concluded that, yes, I probably am that. And so, I suspect, are you, if you are honest with yourself and possess any degree of … [Read more...]

Doom and the Dark Side of Cosmic Fecundity

The Cosmic Dance of Shiva, supreme Hindu god of destruction and creationLike many in the blogosphere, I have expended considerable mental energy in recent years studying and fretting over the various "doomer" scenarios that threaten humanity in the … [Read more...]

R4Rv.2//17•N

Recently, I made a series of related mix tapes for three friends that will be visiting later this month. I started them all with the same track ("Today's Modern Woman" by SUBTONIX - which is unquestionably one of my favorite, and one of the greatest, … [Read more...]

The Politics of Food Fear

We live in a strange time. Particularly when it comes to food. Without any doubt our food is cheaper, safer and of higher quality than ever before. We have far more choices. We have far more industry and government scrutiny. Yet, more and more … [Read more...]

Lara-Resende, Cochrane and the Brazilian Recession

Matias Vernengo GDP has collapsed by a bit more than 7% in real terms over the last two years in Brazil (graph below show more recent data). This constitutes the worst crisis in recorded macroeconomic history, worse than the debt crisis of the early … [Read more...]

Is It Oil?

The Issue Revisited Arthur MacEwan Around the time that the United States invaded Iraq, 14 years ago, I was in an auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Boston to hear then-Senator John Kerry try to justify the action. As he got into his … [Read more...]

Why Is NASA Using The Discovery Of 7 New Earth-Sized Planets To Promote The Idea That Alien Life May Exist?

NASA told us in advance that there would be a huge announcement on Wednesday, and it certainly was not a disappointment.  NASA’s declaration that 7 new Earth-sized planets had been discovered approximately 40 light years away from our sun made … [Read more...]

How Angry Will You Be If The Republicans In Congress Do Not Repeal Obamacare?

Top Republicans are now publicly saying that Obamacare will never be fully repealed. In fact, many Republicans in Congress are already using the term “repair” instead of “repeal” to describe what is going to happen to Barack … [Read more...]

D-FOX: Please contact us if you can read this

To D-fox: if you're reading this, please contact us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. It's important -- we believe. Article by The Coming Crisis. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

D-FOX: Please contact us if you can read this

To D-fox: if you're reading this, please contact us at thecomingcrisis@gmail.com. It's important -- we believe. Article by The Coming Crisis. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Lesson to First Responders and Situational Awareness

Today I've got some great information to share with you regarding first aid training as a first responder--after all, we're ALL first responders--and situational awareness.  For those of you who aren't aware, typically the term "first responders" is … [Read more...]

7 Essential Items for Your Survival Kit

Article by Tactical Intelligence | Survival Tactics for Preppers. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

16 Reasons Why a Second Great Depression Will Be Different

It is no secret that prepper-types use the Great Depression as an example of what can and will happen when the stuff hits the fan. We do this because the possibility of a national or even a global economic collapse is something we prepare for. … [Read more...]

Maintaining A Steady Supply of Water

There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And … [Read more...]

Cheese Recall Affects 130 More Products … But The FDA Isn’t Allowed to Name Them

You probably saw the article last week about the massive recall of Sargento products. As it turns out, the Sargento products are only a drop in the bucket – there … Read the restThe post Cheese Recall Affects 130 More Products … … [Read more...]

Keeping Pack Weight Down If You Need To Bug-Out

You’re at home one night and the power goes out.  Hackers have taken down the grid and you need to bug-out to your sister’s house a hundred and twenty miles away.  Traffic is gridlocked and no one is driving anywhere anytime soon.  You … [Read more...]

Prepping Lifestyle? 3 Unique Degrees That Fit The Survivalist Lifestyle

If you're the type who wants to live out in the wilderness on your own, or want to be well prepared to survive the apocalypse should it come to pass, you might be interested in degrees you can earn that would be best suited for someone who wants to … [Read more...]

Self-Reliance Key to Surviving Yellowstone

IN NEW NOVEL, SELF-RELIANCE KEY TO SURVIVING YELLOWSTONE CALDERA SUPER-ERUPTION In the new apocalyptic novel, Yellowstone, New Hampshire-based author K.R.Nilsen creates a cooperative, self-contained, and highly self-sufficient community by the name … [Read more...]

RUGOSA, my 1st fiction survival novel, is finally here!

First – HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Wow – this project has been a long time in the making – 6 years to be exact!  But finally, RUGOSA has come to fruition!  As many of you know, I’ve written a lot of books over the past 10 … [Read more...]

North of 60: Dog Sledding, Ice Caves, Snowboarding and Mountain Summits with Mandy

Back in January, I went on a climbing trip to Mexico. I had a great time climbing the amazing multi-pitch limestone walls out there, and enjoying the beautiful Mexican landscape. But I also met someone, and ultimately fell in love with this person, … [Read more...]

Who Was Our First President? No, Really.

President John Hanson It’s Presidents’ Day in the U.S., and we celebrate the 44 men who have held the office, beginning with George Washington.  However, was George Washington really the first President?  Seems like the simplest question that even … [Read more...]

Off grid pot growers have problems stashing the cash

What do we do with all the Green? Legalization of marijuana in 28 states across the US has caused off-grid pot growers to jump for joy, but ongoing issues with depositing the large amounts of cash generated from the business, (and uncertainty on … [Read more...]

US War on Islamic State Designed to Fail

February 24, 2017 (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Any US general providing candid views on fighting and winning a war admit the impossibility of victory as long as the source of an enemy's fighting capacity remains intact. In fact, as an excuse for why the US … [Read more...]

Hundreds of “Riot Gear-Clad Officers Move In With MRAPs” Against Dakota Pipeline Protests

This article was written Claire Bernish and originally published at The Free Thought Project. Editor’s Comment: The powers that be are increasingly using military troops against the American people, and shutting down legitimate protests by … [Read more...]

This is it, it’s out this week!

Blimey, my book is out this weekActually it's been available on Amazon for a few days, but officially it's out on 6th June. That's when it hits the shops,How does that feel?Terrifying. And exciting.I'm having a book launch at Waterstones in … [Read more...]

Breakfast

This is just a quick little post about what I had for breakfast yesterday. My cousin had posted a video of these baked eggs on toast and I just had to try it. It is nothing but a piece of bread you mash down in the center to make an indent large … [Read more...]

Bulletproof Vests: A Beginner’s Guide

Bulletproof Vests: A Beginner’s Guide Bulletproof vests are part of every survivalist’s supplies list. They protect the torso from firearm projectiles and from shrapnel from explosions. A lot of people have the mistaken assumption that only law … [Read more...]

The Basics Behind Correct Aiming

Aiming, defined as “to direct (a weapon or camera) at a target,” is the most important aspect of shooting. It’s one thing to fire off a bunch of rounds; it’s another thing to shoot accurately. If proper aiming is your goal, begin by figuring out your … [Read more...]

New Compact Carry Guns

Not every gun owner can comfortably pack a full-sized pistol for everyday carry. Differences in climate, body shape/physical condition, skill level and hand size can all influence what type of pistol is right for them. Below is a collection of … [Read more...]

Star Parker – Standing up for Gun Rights

Three must see videos posted by gun rights activist Star Parker: Article by Dustin's Gun Blog. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Turn in your Arms – the Government will take care of you

Turning in weapons worked really well for the Native Americans didn't it? Then again, maybe not. If you have any doubts just look up Wounded Knee. Article by Dustin's Gun Blog. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

NRA Calls for Swift Confirmation of Interior Secretary Nominee Ryan Zinke

National Rifle Association of America | 11250 Waples Mill Road | Fairfax, VA 22031 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 24, 2017 FOR MORE INFORMATIONNRA Public Affairs(703) 267-3820media@nraq.org NRA Seeks Swift Confirmation of Interior Secretary … [Read more...]

NRA Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

National Rifle Association of America | 11250 Waples Mill Road | Fairfax, VA 22030 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFeb. 8, 2017 FOR MORE INFORMATIONNRA Public Affairs(703) 267-3820media@nrahq.org NRA Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney … [Read more...]

Millennial Revolver Concept Design

hahah so good: The sad thing is, this would sell like crazy at 2 times the price. Source – CompanyPolicy Millennial Revolver Concept Design originally appeared on Everyday No Days Off - Gun Blog Article by Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog. Read … [Read more...]

Put The AK Down Song

Blog reader Pete made this as a song plea to the open carry sheephitters: Ahahaha perfect. Man… I still can’t believe that balaclava’d open carry into a police station actually happened LOL. Blows my mind that two people could be … [Read more...]

A Rebuttal to John Farnum on Aftermarket Glock Barrels

Recently, I ran across a fantastic article from training John Farnum on his perspective on the use of aftermarket drop-in barrels on Glock handguns (can be found here). In general, I agree with much of what he has said, but I think its a little too … [Read more...]

Loose AR Receivers? JP Enterprises Fixed Them with MicroFit Pins

To me, the only major and glaring design issue behind the AR-15 and similar two-receiver designs is the interface between the two receivers. By using only two pins and having variable tolerance between them for mass-manufacturing inevitably leads to … [Read more...]

When do you know it’s time?

Sometimes I wonder whether I'll really know when it's time to bring Zack for that final vet trip. He's still a happy go lucky dog most of the time and is honestly in pretty good shape for a 13 1/2 year old chocolate lab.There are times though, where … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday America!

Happy birthday to the greatest country on earth, a country where, simply being born here is like winning the worldwide lottery.America, fuck yeah! Article by Another Gun Blog. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

KLEPTOMANIA – STATUS & BLING

KLEPTOMANIA – STATUS & BLING “It was in 1816 that Swiss physician André Matthey identified and defined “klopemanie,” describing it as an impulse to steal things one didn’t need. Researchers who built on his work characterized it as a … [Read more...]

Personal Defense, Where to Begin? Try Vital Point Striking

Article by Self ProTech. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Groin Pains – Krav Maga Self Defense Techniques

Article by Self ProTech. Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Opinion Polls; How Accurate are they Really?

Now I know that this is not the most interesting subject but I had of dose of this in college statistics classes (3) for my undergrad and graduate degree. In business, statistics are mostly used for continuous process improvement or validating supply … [Read more...]

YouTube Channel for My Self Defense Blog

I would like to announce and explain about the “MySelfDefenseBlog” YouTube channel in this post. You know the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, well in this light – a video is worth ten-thousand words. I have had … [Read more...]

Where to buy Solar Panels ? Best Prices & Quality

A question that comes up every day in the "Living off the Grid" Facebook Group is where is the best place to buy Solar Panels ... so I'm going to start a list here on the Group blog and will update often. You can also include your preferred place to … [Read more...]

Here I am….

Hmmm, I really thought I'd written something here since October, but apparently I haven't, shame on me :) So here I am, back again, let me tell you what has been going on since Oct., that job I was working and LOVED, well it has fizzled, turns out … [Read more...]

The Semi-Triumph of the Alt-Right

Well, we won with Trump. Sort of, at least. Oh, the fall of Hillary and Jeb before the Trump juggernaut is a definite win for us. That's two hideous dynasties down and gone, we hope. But is Trump's election a win in itself? I would say yes, almost … [Read more...]

Off grid pot growers have problems stashing the cash

What do we do with all the Green? Legalization of marijuana in 28 states across the US has caused off-grid pot growers to jump for joy, but ongoing issues with depositing the large amounts of cash generated from the business, (and uncertainty on … [Read more...]

Stanford Java Lectures: Programming Methodology with Professor Mehran Sahami Video

Watched 1 - 3 of these today. I imagine I'll be watching all 28.If you like to understand the fundamentals of computer programming as you learn to code, this feels very grounded, and the lecturer's style is very engaging and entertaining.Also has a … [Read more...]

Realities of Defensive Conflicts

I have seen a couple good things recently and addressing them both at once seemed to make the most sense. The first is a post by Larry Correia “The Legalities of Shooting People"The second is security camera footage of a real life defensive shooting … [Read more...]