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How to: Escape From Zip Ties

Posted on Jan 30, 2012 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: ITS TACTICAL

How to Escape From Zip Ties – with videos and pictures

In our, ‘How To Escape and Evade in an Urban Environment’ article, we briefly discussed escaping from zip ties.  There are quite a few hasty methods of illegal restraint, and zip ties are a method that’s available to any would-be kidnapper and are the “new” handcuffs for law enforcement.

There are two things you’ll need in any escape situation, and without these two things, nothing we show you will work.

Those two things are time and opportunity. You’ll first need time to put one of these escape methods into action and then the opportunity to do so.

Your captors are most likely not going to have the resources or the patience to keep eyes on you constantly, and when they don’t, it’s time to make your move.

How Zip Ties Work

How to Escape Zip Ties 02The best way to defeat any type of restraint is to first analyze how it works.

Zip ties consist of a sturdy Nylon tape that contains small teeth running lengthwise down one side, and a ratchet with small teeth housed in a small open case....

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How to: Improve Your Handgun Skills

Posted on Jan 13, 2012 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival

Kevin Hayden – Truth is Treason.net

With all of the DIY projects and self-improvement I bring to you here at Truth is Treason, I realized I was leaving a vital topic out.  We’ve covered DIY tech gadgets and projects, various recipes, outdoor and garden projects, and much more – but we’ve not covered firearms very much.

Hayden’s Note:

This is an older article of mine, but I thought it might be a good time to republish for those new readers.  Originally posted March 28th, 2010.

I was a police officer for over 5 years and maintained the award of Pistol Master every year.  I have taught individual classes and group lessons in a variety of conditions and environments, but one thing that I find intriguing is the difference between training males and females.

Females have a natural ability to become very proficient with handguns and will listen to the instructor.  Men, on the other hand, approach firearms training like anything else; “I already know everything there is to know – and if I don’t, I certainly won’t ask for help. ...

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Health and Survival in the 21st Century, a Free eBook

Posted on Dec 16, 2011 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, DIY Projects, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

A new reader sent me some really great links regarding health, liberty, and survival that I wanted to share, specifically an amazing book entitled, Health and Survival in the 21st Century, which can be downloaded free at the link.  The main site, ChestofBooks.com, is an amazing resource of e-books and reference material across the spectrum.

from reader Ken –

“Without health, there is no happiness. An attention to health, then, should take the place of every other object.” -Thomas Jefferson, 1787

Many of our brothers and sisters now have no health insurance and need to learn how important it is to protect their health. It’s hard to manipulate and enslave a physically fit, free-thinking person with robust health. The elite that run this world know that, hence their need to keep us sick and stupid. Perform a revolutionary act: eat well, exercise, read, and turn off that piece of garbage called television.


 


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Alone in the Wilderness: a Documentary of Simple Living

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Vigilant Citizen – video at end

“Alone in the Wilderness” is the story of Dick Proenneke, living in the Alaska wilderness in 1968. He filmed his adventures and day-to-day life using an 8mm camera and tripod. The footage, along with the contents of his journals, were put together in a fascinating documentary.

I watched the entire thing and I couldn’t help but think, “This guy has the solution.” Although it is nearly impossible for most of us to replicate what he did, his lifestyle is certainly an ideal we should all tend to. Free from the bonds of materialism, debts, and mass media indoctrination, watching this tough old man appreciating nature and just doing what he has to do to stay alive is a vivid reminder that all of the rest is just a mere illusion.

Hayden’s Note:

It is with this spirit that I am building the Elysian Fields Project! 

After experiencing the societal collapse during and after Hurricane Katrina, I have a distinct fondness and appreciation for living life as it was intended, and to a degree, simply surviving.  ...

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Get More Greens in Your Diet the Easy Way with Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 in - Food & Recipes, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Kimberly Snyder

Drinking green smoothies is a great way to incorporate tremendous amounts of greens into your diet – far more than just eating your veggies.

Greens have more valuable nutrients than any other food group on the planet. You might be surprised to learn that greens even have high-quality, easily-assimilated proteins – enough to build the muscle mass of the mighty, greens-eating gorilla, which pound-for-pound is the strongest animal on earth!

Blending helps make greens’ full spectrum of nutrition readily available to the body. Nutrients are encased inside plant cells and getting their benefits requires these cells’ walls to be ruptured. Greens need to be worked down to a creamy consistency, but most people simply don’t chew that much! Blending addresses this problem, helping your body absorb the maximum amount of nutrition from your greens.

So, this is it . . . the star of the whole program. This is the drink that I drink every day, and have all my clients drink to feel and look their best. I hope that it will become part of your daily life as well....

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1 Million Pounds of Organic Food on Only 3 Acres Using Aquaponics

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Featured Articles, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Wakeup World (See part 2 here)

Will Allen, the co-founder of this amazing initiative, called Growing Power, believes, “If people can grow safe, healthy, affordable food… if they have access to land and clean water, this is transformative on every level in a community.  I believe we cannot have healthy communities without a healthy food system.”

Their goal is a simple one: to grow food, to grow minds, and to grow community.

So how do they do it?

  • By producing 10,000 fish,
  • Using 300 to 500 yards of worm compost,
  • By utilizing vertical space,
  • Having 3 acres of land in green houses,
  • Using 1 simple aquaponic pump,
  • Food is grown all year by using heat from the compost piles,
  • A packed greenhouse produces a crop value of $5 Square Foot! ($200,000/acre).
  • Total food supply approximately 1,000,000 pounds per year!

Can you imagine if places like this started popping up all over the world? It would be one giant step towards self-reliance. Food self-sufficiency is a major step towards being sovereign.

The urban farm currently includes:

  • six traditional greenhouses growing over 15,000 pots of herbs, salad mix, beet greens, arugula, mustards, seedlings, sunflower and radish sprouts.  
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How to: Build a Backyard Aquaponic System for a Year-Round Food Supply

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Backyard Aquaponics

Here’s a great DIY project for backyard aquaponics!  With this system, you can begin growing amazing vegetables and harvesting massive amounts of fish, such as tilapia, in a permaculture environment.  The system replenishes itself and provides nutrient dense food year round!

This video shows how to build a really simple system using IBC crates and minimal tools.

Step by step instructions, parts lists, and pictures of many different IBC aquaponic systems can be found here > Download the 180 page .pdf file HERE.

This particular video series doesn’t address fish farming in the aquaponic system, but as you can plainly see, the bottom portion can be filled with lots of fish, who provide fertilizer for the vegetables in the top section, in a continuous cycle.  If you were to place this system in a simple greenhouse and add some compost piles for warmth retention, you can harvest year round!

Stay tuned for more articles on aquaponics, DIY projects for urban farmers, and more!...

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Homesteading with a Shipping Container – Part 8, The Carport

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, DIY Projects

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: ElysianFieldsProject.com – My shipping container homesteading blog!

We are on a roll! Homesteading with a Shipping Container, Part 8! In the last segment, I answered some questions that I’ve received via email and the comments section, along with showing you a few of the other projects that are happening out here at the Elysian Fields. The biggest endeavor currently underway was the camping trailer carport and I’m proud to say that it is finished thanks to the help of some great friends!

The weekend’s forecast looked great and we were not disappointed. I met the motley crew at the Project Saturday morning and got right to work. Ralph, from PatriotSeedStore.com, and who has lots of construction experience, helped me set the 6th and final post for the carport while Mark, of SouthernPlainsConsulting.com, and Emery, my girlfriend, began general clean-up of the property and other materials.

It was a massive undertaking because I have been hauling various building materials and cool finds out to the property and it was starting to pile up! In fact, it started looking like a miniature scrapyard!...

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Emergency Preparedness DIY: Cheap, Effective Water Filtration – 100 Gallons per Day

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Homespun EnvironmentalTruth Sponsor

Homespun Environmental is pleased to present an unpowered water filtration device that can generate over a hundred gallons of potable water per day from just about any fresh water source (pond, lake, stream, or river) using a single 5 gallon bucket and ceramic water filter cartridges.  The amount of water produced works well for multi-family, church group, or commercial/barter applications. 

Hayden’s Note:

If you’ve got a Big Berkey sitting around your house, you’re well aware of the high cost associated with it.  I own one, and I love it.  However, I don’t love the $60 price tag on the Berkey filters.  I have two sets of black ceramic filters that came with my Berk, but I have 3 kits on my shelf from Homespun Environmental as replacements and bartering items.  The cost of Homespun’s ceramic filters are only about $17, with the entire kit costing about $24.  You do the math.  I enjoy the convenience of using my Berkey as the standing unit that holds water, but I love the fact I can purchase 3 kits from Russ at Homespun for the cost of ONE set elsewhere. ...

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How to: Make Your Own Natural Laundry Detergent for Pennies

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

I posted a similar article a few weeks ago, but it was merely YouTube videos of various recipes.  I’ve been working on making this at home and here is what I’ve come up with so far!

I’ve compiled several different recipes for both liquid and powdered laundry detergent.

While I prefer liquid soap, and it is cheaper, the powdered version seems to work a bit better and take up less storage space.  Your results may vary.  You can make yours more natural or less, depending on your preferences.  The soaps and ingredients used in the following recipes are for a natural soap.  While some of the ingredients listed on the particular products may sound synthetic or highly processed, they are not.  For instance, Fels-Naptha bar soap has a lot of ingredients that sound like chemicals; however, they are merely derivatives of products such as coconut oil, palm oil, salts, ash, etc.

We’ll start with my powdered recipe first:

2 cups of Borax (20 Mule Team) ~$5.00, 76 oz box.

2 cups of Washing Soda (Arm & Hammer) ~$5.00, 55 oz box....

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100 Skills Every Person Should Know

Posted on Oct 10, 2011 in DIY Projects

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Borrowed in part from Popular Mechanics. Originally published at TruthisTreason on Nov. 8th, 2010

Automotive

1. Handle a blowout
2. Drive in snow
3. Basic vehicle troubleshooting
4. Replace fan belt
5. Wire in a new light
6. Conquer an off-road obstacle
7. Use a stick welder
8. Hitch up a trailer
9. Jump start a car

Handling Emergencies

10. Perform the Heimlich
11. Reverse hypothermia
12. Perform CPR
13. Escape a sinking car

Home

14. Carve a turkey
15. Use a sewing machine
16. Put out a fire
17. Home brew beer
18. Remove bloodstains from fabric
19. Move heavy stuff
20. Grow food
21. Read an electric meter
22. Use a shovel properly
23. Solder wire
24. Tape drywall
25. Split firewood
26. Replace a faucet washer
27. Mix concrete
28. Paint a straight line
29. Use a French knife
30. Prune bushes and small trees
31. Iron a shirt
32. Fix a toilet tank flapper
33. Change a single-pole switch
34. Fell a tree
35. Replace a broken windowpane
36. Set up a ladder, safely
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How to: Double Your Water Output from Slow Gravity Fed Water Filters

Posted on Sep 24, 2011 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Homespun EnvironmentalRuss Michaud, Truth Supporter

This short paper discusses adding a siphon to a gravity fed water filter and how to set it up properly.  The paper discusses the siphon applications to a 4×4 ceramic water filter cartridge but the general principal applies to other water filter technologies as well.

What is a siphon?  A siphon is simply a length of hose that is added to the output of the filter where the water normally drips out.  The dimensions of the tube are critical.  The inside diameter needs to be small enough that the tube can completely fill with water. The outside diameter of the tube needs to form a good seal with the filter.  The length of the tube should be at least a foot long but can be much longer if needed.  Ideally it should rest on the bottom of the container.

 

How does a siphon work?    A siphon forms a vacuum that pulls water through the filters much like a syringe.  This vacuum force is in addition to the normal force of gravity but is much stronger.  ...

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Homesteading with a Shipping Container House, Part 7 – Questions and Updates

Posted on Sep 14, 2011 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, DIY Projects, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – ElysianFieldsProject.com + TruthisTreason.net

Welcome to Part 7!  I’m glad you’ve stuck with me and my hectic adventure with a shipping container!  Over the last few weeks, I’ve received countless emails, comments and tweets regarding the project.  Perhaps I can address some of the more common questions in this installment while I have a bit of downtime as I start new projects!

I’m right in the middle of some major construction and haven’t quite formatted the pictures or taken enough to really show anything off, but I DO have a couple, which I’ll get to towards the end.  I know that when I visit other shipping container house websites and projects, I want pictures!  And lots of them!  So I’m right there with ya, readers!

As for some of the questions, I’ll just summarize the general ones and do my best to answer them –

  • “I’m wanting to build a shipping container home but don’t know where to start, can’t finance land or can’t acquire financing for the actual project.”

This answer will vary as to how you plan on going about your building project.  ...

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How to: Make Your Own Laundry Soap ($0.20 per Gallon?)

Posted on Sep 04, 2011 in DIY Projects, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

As a big fan of DIY projects, saving money, and using organic items, I decided to scour YouTube for some of the better DIY projects.   This week’s collection will focus on DIY Laundry Soap and Detergent.

Some are organic and some are just dirt cheap ways to make liquid laundry soap.  Whatever floats your boat, I hope you find this post useful!

Do you have any DIY project videos that you’d like to see featured here?  Have an idea or tip? Be sure and leave a comment and share!

DIY Laundry Soap for 20 Cents a Gallon!

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This is a really great channel and I highly recommend you check out what they are doing.  In a very dense, urban ghetto of Kansas City, this group of guys and gals are building everything!  Gardens, methane gas producer, an amazing fish farm in their backyard and a whole lot more!  Definitely a ‘must-subscribe’ channel for enthusiasts of urban gardening and sustainable farming!

How To Make Laundry Detergent in 3 Minutes – Bex’s Life

by BexLife 

Food processor?  ...

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How to: Clean Your Cooking Gear and Make Soap from Wood Ash

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 in DIY Projects

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Survival Topics

Using wood ashes as a cleaning agent makes alot of sense: it is readily available, free and relatively safe for the environment when compared to many types of soap.

Hayden’s Note:

I would recommend saving this one or printing it off in order to add it to your camping and survival gear. Better yet, practice it a few times in order to become proficient!  Many thanks to SurvivalTopics.com for the information!

When it comes to wilderness survival, large scale disaster simply camping outdoors, we often try to do things in the same manner as we are accustomed to doing them at home. However what works well in civilization does not necessarily translate smoothly to a wilderness or disaster scenario where familiar supplies of every sort are limited or non-existent.

Solutions are available to most outdoor and survival problems, if only we have the knowledge and inventiveness to use them. But because we usually spend most of our time in civilized society, where specialized tools and products are readily available, we lose some of the edge in our abilities to utilize the common items we find around us in the wilderness....

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