Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-05-21

Self Reliance News – Saturday 21st of May 2016

Post this week from …

  • Root cellar posted by angeryamerican.net
  • The Question Is Not ?If? But ?When?: How The World Would Look Like When The Grid Goes Down posted by www.bioprepper.com
  • Bug Out Long Term (B.O.L.T) Pistol: Part 2 posted by www.shtfblog.com
  • First salad greens of the outdoor season posted by tinyfarmblog.com
  • Preparing for an EMP & The Aftermath posted by survivalistprepper.net
  • JJS on Communications for the Prepared Patriot ? Prosser Expo posted by amrron.com
  • Hunt-Gather-Eat: Identifying Plants the Real Food Eats posted by survivalsherpa.wordpress.com
  • 6 Almost-Forgotten Uses for Pine Tree Sap posted by www.primalsurvivor.net
  • Exploration: A Very Short Introduction (book review) posted by timetoeatthedogs.com

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This is my opinion on CMS (Content management systems), that I originally posted on my webmaster site Host Mozart. Since I am reducing my server workflow to include all my sites into one, this ended up here in my webmaster section of my blog. – Wolfe

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Archery for Home Defense

Archery for Home Defense
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While some people may find it amusing—ridiculous, even—to think of archery as an effective home defense, there have been recorded cases where using a bow and arrow became as effective as using a gun.

Take the case of Claude Gates from Tampa, Florida as an example. In 1997, Gates had successfully defended his store from a repeat burglar even when he was only armed with a crossbow. He managed to hit the robber twice, which resulted in the latter’s arrest.

If you’re hesitant to buy a gun and are looking for a good alternative, you may want to consider investing on a bow instead.

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Reusing Old Items In Unique Ways to Prep For Survival

Reusing Old Items In Unique Ways to Prep For Survival
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The basic survival instinct of any prepper can have them come up with unique ideas to ensure their safety. When you are preparing for something disastrous, then anything available to you must be made into something usable instead of being wasted. When going through a peril, even the tiniest things can matter a lot and these can be your ultimate tool for survival. Knowing what to use in which situation can make a great amount of difference and extend your survival time.

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Beginners Guide To Ham Radio Debian Program List

Beginners Guide To Ham Radio Debian Program List
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There is a little know fact about the history of the computer operating system called Linux that I have to mention here at the out set. Debian Linux was built for HAM operators thanks largely to Bruce Perens. I’ve always liked the idea to be able to contact someone on the other side of the world without giving a dime to Ma Bell. The added bonus is being able to do this without being dependent on the grid, and solely self-contained.

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A mini interview with the author of gpredict

A mini interview with the author of gpredict
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: 2014

Alexandru Csete, also known as OZ9AEC is a physicist from the University of Aarhus, and works as in the European space industry, and a holder of a CEPT Cat. 1 amateur radio certificate since 1991. He is also the author of gpredict which I have mention in my Beginner’s Guide to HAM Radio (Debian Program List) on this blog.

His primary interests today are satellite comms, building and modifying equipment and developing free software for Unix-like operating systems. Between Jan 2008 and Mar 2009 He was also involved in the Google Lunar X PRIZE by contributing to Team FREDNET.

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5 Water Storage Tips Everyone Should Know

5 Water Storage Tips Everyone Should Know
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Please note this article is about water storage tips. Purification of water is a different topic, although I do touch the topic here a bit.

Tip #1 Know Your Containers

Not all containers are created equal. Whether the container you wish to store water in is something you can place in your Bug Out Bag, or bury underground at your retreat, the material that it made from is as important as the purity of the water it holds.

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