A simple listing of military field manuals and handbooks, such as Map Reading and Navigation, NBC Protection, Combat Lifesaver Student Self-Study, Pioneering, Scout Engineering Concepts, Bushcraft, Counter Insurgency Operations and Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape, Urban Combat, Ranger Handbook, Guide to Canning, Raised Garden Beds, Where There is No Dentist and more!Read more...
Winter Car Emergency Kit Earlier this week we talked about an emergency kit for your home, now it's time to focus on your car and how to be prepared for the unpleasantness of being stranded in a winter wonderland. Compared to creating a home winter emergency kit, a car emergency kit has two principle differences. First, you're severely limited on space compared to home preparations—and you burn extra gas hauling your loot around. Second, when the power goes out and the party stops at your house, you're still at home safe and sound. When your car gets stuck in the middle of no where and it's 12F out, it's a radically worse situation that could end tragically. Keep Your Car Topped Off and Well Serviced You can't avoid every curve ball Old Man Winter will throw at you, but if you rContinue ReadingLeave a Comment
Make an Emergency Fire Starter from a T-Shirt
It’s important to have a backup plan in the great outdoors. An extra pair of clean underwear is nice, but fire-starting tools are essential. DIY weblog Make details how to make a no-fail fire source from a few pieces of old t-shirt.
Although most carry a lighter to get things fired up in the great outdoors, it’s still smart to have a backup source for fire-starting like char cloth just in case. A few cut pieces of cotton jersey and an Altoids tin will give you just that.
After charring the squares of cut t-shirt (check out the video above) and things have cooled off 100%, make sure to transfer your Char Cloth pieces to a water safe container like a film canister or the like. Also keep in mind that an upside down fire is still one of our favorite ways to keep your campfire burning bright once the char cloth has served its purpose.
As winter approaches and we’re putting together our winter emergency kits, char cloth doesn’t seem like a terrible thing to have handy, either....Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
So you need to move some large, heavy stuff, but you don’t want to throw out your back? Instead of renting or paying two hundred dollars for your own moving dolly, DIY web site Instructables details how to make your own.
The project requires an old shopping cart and some pretty heavy-duty tools (and the project does require some welding), but it shouldn’t take you more than an hour or two, and you’ll have saved quite a bundle on a dolly. The guide is pretty detailed and takes it step-by-step, so it shouldn’t be remarkably difficult either—in fact, the hardest part is probably finding a shopping cart (although the author mentions that most stores will gladly give you old, soon-to-be-discarded carts).
Kevin Cyr seems obsessed with mobile homes and portable living. In his astonishing ‘duh!’ concepts, he manages to pack a lot of room (bed, lighting, storage and much more) into the smallest of interior spaces.
His first full-size project – a creative camper bike creation – is an uncanny small-scale replica of a typical mobile home. In fact, it is arguably more surreal for this remarkable resemblance to conventional car-attached campers, complete with faux wood siding, simple windows and basic door. He has sketched, painted and drawn the work in addition to photographing the finished product in action.
If the bicycle trailer concept is an exercise in overt simplicity and aesthetic similarity, the camper cart could be characterized as the opposite: a project involving subtlety and stealth, a hidden home that looks like an ordinary shopping cart until it is unfolded and converted to an (albeit very small) mobile living space. Naturally, one can see applications of this in tent cities and other urban homeless populations.
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Gracie Murano - Oddee.com
Steampunk is a speculative intersection of technology and romance where the future meets the past: Victorian era inventions clash with often dark alternate realities. What started as a literary genre has since evolved into an amazing urban art form which delights in making real-life inventions that are a blend of the modern and anachronistic. Meet some of the coolest steampunk gadgets we’ve seen!
–Thanks to our reader, Nicodemus, for the idea!
A guy from Chicago who calls himself Nicrosin made this “Mechanical Aural Communication Device” as a prop with “sculpey, rubber, and… various pocket watch parts,” the earpieces have a suede lining. Unfortunatly, this awesome set of Steampunk headphones that you see pictured above is actually just a non-functional model. Pretty cool anyways.
Yes! A steampunk toilet, created by Patrick Brawley — the “antique toilet of the future.” Awesome!...
So, maybe you’ve asked yourself what Storm Troopers do on their days off… or maybe after retirement?
That question has finally been answered in dramatic fashion…
If these candid photos by Stefan Le Du are reliable, it would appear as though they spend their lofty hours taunting cats, feeding pigeons, and going on safaris!
These and other still shots of the after hours actions of the Empire’s Elite are for a project called Stormtroopers 365.
The Empire’s faithful and knowledgeable Storm Troopers are even weighing in on the current swine flu ‘epidemic’.
See the whole series on Stefan’s Flickr page....Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
Michael DeMocker / The Times-Picayune
Investigators with the State Attorney General’s Office seize computers from the ACORN office at 2609 Canal Blvd. on Friday, November 6, 2009.Investigators in khaki pants and polo shirts loaded several dozen computers and other electronic items into an SUV. They are also carrying records out of the building on handcarts.
The large office building sits at the corner of Dorgenois and Canal. ACORN staffers were given no notice that a search would be conducted today, Herring said.
“They have been extremely cooperative,” she said.
Michael DeMocker / The Times-PicayuneStephen Bradbury, the agency’s temporary administer, collects cards from the media as investigators with the State Attorney General’s Office seize computers on Friday.Early last month, Caldwell’s office issued subpoenas for records from ACORN’s New Orleans office, where the organization — now moving its national headquarters to Washington — has long been based....Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
Source: Infowars November 7, 2009 The dollar will get “utterly destroyed” and become “virtually worthless”, said Damon Vickers, chief investment officer of Nine Points Capital Partners. Due to the huge wage disparities between the United States and emerging markets like China, Vickers said that may resolve itself in some type of a global currency crisis. "If the global currency crisis unfolds, then inevitably you get an alignment of a global world government. A new global currency and a new world order, so we may be moving towards that,” he said. [Hayden's Note: With the current 'basket of currencies' being peddled by the IMF and World Bank, along with oil produing countries and the almost insidious, devious way in which our own American economy is melting.... I hContinue ReadingLeave a Comment
Partial Source: Telegraph
U.S. Army Major Malik Hasan, the sole suspect in the massacre of 13 fellow US soldiers in Texas, attended the controversial Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Great Falls, Virginia, in 2001 at the same time as two of the September 11 terrorists, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt. His mother’s funeral was held there in May that year.
The preacher at the time was Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born Yemeni scholar who was banned from addressing a meeting in London by video link in August because he is accused of supporting attacks on British troops and backing terrorist organisations.
Last night Hasan remained in a coma under guard at a military hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and was said to be in a “stable” condition. Born in America to a Palestinian family, Hasan, 39, was an army psychiatrist who had chosen to sign up for the US military against his parents’ wishes....Continue ReadingView Comments (1)
By Kevin Hayden
November 6th, 2009
Truth is Treason.net
[Editorial note at end of story]
By now, you’ve heard about the mass shooting at the Ft. Hood Army Base in Texas on the 5th of November. Like you, when I first heard about it, my imagination went into overdrive. Was it a terrorist event? Could it have actually been a U.S. soldier that committed this crime? Was the base security breached by outsiders intent on inflicting as much damage as possible? These were my initial thoughts, but then my brain went into 2nd gear and I realized it was November the 5th. This day holds a special meaning to several people, especially those who are involved with the ‘Liberty Movement’ and Tea Parties or fans of the movie ‘V for Vendetta’.
You might recall the 5th of November was when Guy Fawkes [and others] attempted to blow up Parliament in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Their goal was to displace Protestant rule by blowing up the Houses of Parliament while King James I and the entire Protestant, and even most of the Catholic, aristocracy and nobility were inside....Continue ReadingView Comments (2)
Gold prices crept past the $1,100 mark earlier today for the first time in history, peaking at $1,101.27 and settling around the $1,097 mark (which is still higher than yesterday’s record!)
This rise in gold prices was triggered by reports today from the U.S. Labor Department that the nation’s unemployment rate rose more than expected last month to 10.2%. This was the highest rise in unemployment since April 1983 and was 0.3% higher than economists had originally forecast. High unemployment, coupled with the continued decline of the U.S. Dollar, has fueled Gold’s attractiveness to already concerned U.S. investors.
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(AP) – Police in Orlando say a gunman has been apprehended after killing one person and injuring five others at a downtown office building where he was let go two years ago.
She confirms that one person was killed in the shooting at the Legion Place office building downtown. Five others were hurt.
Source: Orlando Sentinel
Some of the employees still barricaded inside the Legions Place office building in downtown Orlando have posted messages on Twitter and Facebook to let their friends and family members know they are safe.
At 1:20 p.m., James Shapiro, a senior producer at Fox Sports Florida, whose offices are in the building, wrote the following on his Twitter page:
“Friends & fam, hope to be evac’ed soon.. we are fine & calm. #Orlandoshooting #Orlando”
A few minutes later, he wrote on his profile that he and other employees were “locked in and safe.”Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
The number of Americans receiving food stamp assistance soared above 36 million for the first time in August, the eighth month in a row that enrollment set a record, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Wednesday.
USDA said 36.492 million people were receiving food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. In July, enrollment stood at 35.851 million. At the current rate, an estimated one in eight Americans receive benefits.
The program, which helps poor people buy food, has seen enrollment jump by 4.707 million during 2009 amid a lingering economic downturn in the United States. Participation grew by 2 million people from May to August.
In the latest data, the average person received $132.99 in August, compared with $101.31 in August 2008....Continue ReadingLeave a Comment
Source: DailyFutures U.S. Economy The U.S. Labor Department said that jobless claims were down 20,000 last week to 512,000, less than expected. The December 2010 eurodollars closed up .055 at a new contract high of 98.495 after the Federal Reserve said yesterday that the federal funds rate is likely to stay low "for an extended period." The Labor Department also said that non-farm productivity was up an annual rate of 9.5% in the third quarter, the largest gain in six years. Unit labor costs were down 3.6% in the third quarter from a year ago. Grains and Cotton The U.S. is enjoying another day of clear skies and mild temperatures. Yesterday's 6 to 10 day forecast from the National Weather Service is expecting above average temperatures over the eastern two-third of the U.SContinue ReadingLeave a Comment