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55 Survival Downloads and Handbooks – Pioneering, SHTF, Engineering, Urban Gardening, Defense, and More Thumbnail

55 Survival Downloads and Handbooks – Pioneering, SHTF, Engineering, Urban Gardening, Defense, and More

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Featured Articles, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Hayden’s Headlines: Rainbow Six Patriots, Political Asylum, and Hacking Cars

Posted on Jun 23, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Police, Military, & War, Political Issues, Science & Technology
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DIY: Large Solar Aquaponics System Under $400

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Urban Farming Guys

The crew over at Urban Farming Guys shows how to go off-grid with your aquaponics, making a simple IBC-tote system, powered by the sun, for under $400. This is scalable by linking more totes together.

Something to note, is that the Urban Farming Guys use an off-the-shelf, easy-setup solar system. It costs around $250, but you can get much better solar panels with a bit of research into the subject matter. The kit they are using appears to be the standard “Harbor Freight”-style, folding kit that is widely available. It works, but there are better panels out there. With that being said, let’s get into some tilapia farming and vegetable growing!

“We’re here with Alex, who’s going to help us demonstrate just how easy this is. First, you’ll need to obtain a food-grade, 275-gallon IBC tote. Get this from Craigslist.org; ranging between $25-100, with food-grade being very important.”

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DIY Ceramic Water Filters Made in USA – Available Now

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Homespun EnvironmentalRuss Michaud, Truth Sponsor

A heartfelt wish of many folks in the US is to have more products manufactured here instead of being imported. This is especially true in the current economic times. Folks realize that spending money locally is a simple way to enhance our communities and standards of living. It often seems like big business is oblivious to the plight of ordinary people and are only concerned with their next quarterly profits and the manager’s bonuses. Fortunately, there are a lot of small businesses that have a lot better handle on things.

waterfilter_kitJust Water, LLC, is very proud to announce that they have successfully ‘on-shored’ the production of ceramic water filters and will very shortly be rolling out various products that use these. Homespun Environmental, LLC, is equally proud to announce that they are the very first distributor to have these American-made ceramic water filters available on their website. Both companies have worked hard to meet customer’s needs and having products made in the USA was high on that list.

Ceramic water filters have been used extensively for many years in third world disaster situations with NGOs and missionary groups....

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DIY Project: WiFi + USB Drive = Your Own Mini-Internet and Communication Hub

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Science & Technology, Social Networking

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Activist Post by Tony Cartalucci, Truth Contributor

Worried about draconian Internet laws? Creeping surveillance? The Internet is still a tool of tremendous power, but a deep rot has set in. We have caught it early and we are fighting to stop this rot, but there are other options we can begin exploring to hedge our bets and enhance our current efforts.

piratebox2Image: The PirateBox in use on a handheld device. Once the PirateBox is up and running, either on a standalone device like the one pictured to the right (background), or on your laptop as described here, it will appear as another WiFi network for people in range to connect to. Once connected, files can be freely shared, and there is even a chat client users can communicate with. It is just as useful as a file server for a small business, as it is for circumventing the draconian criminalization of Internet file sharing.

Want to get started right now? Easy tutorial and download links here *

In last week’s, “Fighting Back Against the “Intellectual Property” Racket,” the “PirateBox” was introduced....

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DIY Water: Differences Between Ceramic Candle and Dome Filters

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Homespun Environmental – Russ Michaud, Truth Sponsor & Contributor

This paper discusses the two main styles of ceramic filter cartridges that are currently on the market.  These are the ‘candle’ filter and the ‘dome’ filter.  I often get questions on whether one is better than the other and have also seen several DIY blogs on the internet showing both of these.  I figured it was a good idea to write a short paper on this topic to add as a reference to the technical notes on my website and to help folks interested in researching this.

For those who may be unfamiliar with ceramic water filters, here is a brief overview.

The ceramic water filter cartridge consists of a ceramic shell, containing colloidal silver and enclosing some amount of activated carbon.  The shell has very small pore openings that allow water to pass through but are too small for bacteria.  The silver keeps bacteria from growing on the shell, and the activated charcoal adsorbs chemicals that are present in the water.  This allows for filtering of particulates, organisms, and chemicals in a simple, low-cost, package.  ...

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Hayden’s Headlines: Wyoming Gun Protection, Noveske, Cozy Cottages, DIY Aquaponics, and Team Tactics

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Constitutional & Liberty Issues, DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Global & National News, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Political Issues, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
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Assorted How To & DIY Projects, Part 1

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 in DIY Projects

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

I hadn’t written a DIY article for awhile, so I figured I would change it up a bit and simply give you a bunch of ideas to get started with!

Enjoy these assorted DIY projects!

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Collection of Tiny Homes, Off-Grid Cabins, and Shipping Container Houses

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Featured Articles, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

One of my biggest passions is alternative architecture and radical self-reliance.  I try to showcase it regularly here on TruthisTreason.net, but it’s been awhile since I have posted a good collection of projects.  So, without further ado, here are a few abodes that have caught my eye recently!

Bootjack Cabin

The story of a young couple building a modern cabin off the grid in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

We are Caleb and Marci Larsen. We met in art school and got married in 2003. In the past eight years we’ve lived in Kalamazoo, MI, Portland, ME, Seattle, WA, Providence, RI, Tulum, Mexico, Hancock, MI, and now, Calumet, MI. This nomadic lifestyle has mostly been for fun, to experience different cities and parts of the world.

We’ve decided to build a cabin (‘camp’ in local parlance) and will be blogging about the experience. From our inspirations, plans, triumphs, to our failures, frustrations, and utter devastations – this is our return to Bootjack.

Read about their adventures here -> Bootjack Cabin

Orcas Island Cabin

Design by Vandervort Architects

Hayden’s Note: 

I couldn’t find much information regarding this particular cabin, other than basic dimensions and such from Vandervort Architects.  ...

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Post-SHTF Tactics: Urban Anti-Armor Ambush

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Police, Military, & War

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Max Velocity Tactical - Truth Contributor

As I have been immersed in writing ‘Patriot Dawn’, it occurred to me that I have not posted recently, so I pulled this excerpt out of Rapid Fire!: Tactics for High Threat, Protection and Combat Operations.  I was writing about an urban defense/battle scenario as part of the storyline, and this came to mind.

This is merely a way of pulling off a dismounted, anti-armor ambush. The described technique assumes that you have some form of anti-armor weapons system, such as a rocket.

Urban Anti-Armor Ambush

The aim of the anti-armor ambush is to destroy some or at minimum one advancing enemy armored vehicle and escape, not take on the whole enemy column, thus slowing them down and causing harassment and attrition.
The urban anti-armor (anti-tank) ambush is a specialist technique designed for an urban environment. Such an environment has, by design, streets, buildings, side streets and alleyways. These side streets or alleyways create natural defilade. They also create multiple decision points for the approaching enemy armor. The elements of an urban anti-armor ambush are the early warning, kill team, and cover group....

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Holiday Gift Idea: DIY Ceramic Water Filters

Posted on Dec 07, 2012 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Homespun EnvironmentalRuss Michaud

Everyone agrees that water is a must have essential at the top of the list for survival preparations. Consequently, there are a lot of products on the market for cleaning up contaminated water to make it fit for human consumption. This paper takes a quick look at the advantages of ceramic cartridges versus other filter types and discusses a few key issues.

Hayden’s Note:

These make great holiday gifts for your friends and family that already have Berkey systems or can’t get one due to their price! Homespun filters can be used as replacements for half the price, or build your own two-chamber, gravity fed water filter system for a fraction of those other, fancy systems!  

SPECIAL: Use coupon code ‘Truth‘ during checkout and receive a special discount!

What is a ceramic water filter?

The ceramic filter consists of a porous ceramic shell and usually is sold as a sealed cartridge that contains some additional water purification media. A picture of a dome shaped filter is shown below but they can be manufactured in various shapes and sizes....

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Living Small in a Big World: Alternative Architecture, Tiny Homes, and Strawbale

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Vimeo

Andrew Morrison, of StrawBale.com, is interviewed on living small, the role of straw bale construction as a solution for housing, and his experience of living in a pop-up tent trailer in Baja for several months after selling more than half of his belongings.

Hayden’s Note:

While I looove alternative architecture and tiny homes, it is not for some “save the planet” motive.  My obsession with tiny homes is rooted in the evolving shift in perception and understanding that we need to get back to basics, natural settings, and efficiency, coupled with the ability to create Tiny Towns, build small communities, and become radically self-reliant; throwing off the shackles of not only an out of control government, but being truly self sufficient in as many areas as possible.

Living SMALL In A big World from Gabriella Morrison on Vimeo....

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Retro Viking Short Bus Transformed into Beautiful Guest Bedroom

Posted on Nov 06, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, DIY Projects, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Tiny House BlogOne of my favorite websites! Be sure to bookmark them!

Portland, Maine architect Will Winkelman provided this restoration on a 1959 Chevrolet Viking short bus. His client was looking for something flexible and movable for both wilderness exploration as well as being functional and funky for a guest bedroom at home.

To make it funky, Winkleman infused an alternative life into the bus. With beads, dangles, and paisleys, they brought the 60′s lifestyle into the bus.

Read the full article and see more pictures at Remodelista and Tiny House Blog!

Photo Credits: Remodelista

short bus

living area

guest bedroom...

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Giradora: Foot-Powered Washer and Dryer for Off-Grid Applications and Post-SHTF

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, DIY Projects, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Design Boom

Giradora Foot-Powered Washer and Spin Dryer for Off-Grid Applications and Post-SHTF

Alex Cabunoc, based in Los Angeles, has developed ‘Giradora’, a human-powered washer and spin dryer which has been designed to increase the efficiency and experience of washing clothes in areas which do not have access to running water and power.  This could be used with great advantage in a grid-down scenario, off-grid homestead or cabin, and even while camping!

The project evolved at the Art Center College of Design, where students were challenged by a South American NGO to create a product as part of their ‘Safe Agua Peru’ project, aiming to alleviate water poverty in the slums of Lima, Peru.

The Giradora seeks to make the process of cleaning more ergonomic, economic, and ecological in the long run.


the user sits upon the drum-like basin which is powered by foot making it ergonomic

Targeted towards families earning between $4-10 USD per day, the resulting unit costs less than $40 USD.

The design is composed of a drum, whose shape is similar to that of a water barrel.

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DIY: Portable, Propane Water Heater for Camping, Showers, Off-Grid

Posted on Jul 04, 2012 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: YouTube

When it comes to camping, the off-grid lifestyle, or disaster survival, having hot water quickly becomes a top priority.

I’ve used an almost identical set-up for several years and have had excellent results.  There are a few different models of on-demand, tankless water heaters on the market, but I’ve had nothing but praise for the Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater.

When I was working on the Elysian Fields Project, this little heater was a lifesaver!  It produced great water flow, plenty of hot water, and barely sipped any fuel.  A standard 20-lb barbeque tank will last well over a month of regular showering and dishwashing.

I still use it and bring it on camping trips with me even though I have a small RV now, and offer it up to my fellow campers.  I set-up a 10′x10′ pop-up canopy with sides, add a small Shur-Flo 12v pump and battery, and have an instant community showering facility!  These can typically be found for $125-250 depending on the model and make a great tangible investment for your disaster contingency plans!...

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