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We’ve been featuring a number of cob ovens and stoves and I thought these videos would be a great primer on how to make and build with cob and maybe even inspire you to create a bullet proof, earthquake resistant, fire resistant, sustainable preparedness retreat!
10 Minutes of beautiful cob homes inside and out. Enjoy!
Must go to website if you are at all interested in this concept or even just reducing your bills!
Below is a 5 part series on intentional communities each about 15 minutes long.
“What?! I’m not a hippy!” you say! Hang on there!
Intentional communities come in all types and forms. Reading SCP – duh… :-D You are part of an online preparedness community that was intentionally created to support the people who come here – a virtual intentional community! These communities outlined in this series of videos are all off-grid and working at a sustainable lifestyle and all have sustainable businesses to support themselves. Their preparedness focus is primarily food oriented and supportive behavior of its members. There are preparedness communities and retreats – we’ve seen the extremes on Doomsday Preppers.
And on the mainstream side, many of the retirement communities are intentional communities. But from what I have seen, these tend to be for the golf cart segment of our aging population.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to go in together with other older folks, buy some land, build your own home, live inexpensively and be safe with people all on the same wavelength? A little extra income on top of social security? It could be done!
14 minute overview of 3 intentional communities in the U.S.
Acorn Community – seed saving business
I found this video interestings as it is from a preparedness “expert” who is starting to see preparedness as not just the huge things, but the huge things that go on in individual lives and families. And it introduces the topic that we are going to be on for the next three days.
By Beverly Sandlin,
Three natural remedies for arthritis pain, including the most acute form – gout, are:
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 cup of water. Maximum dosage is 4 teaspoons per day split up throughout the day not within one hour of meal times.
1-2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar with mother intact in 1 cup of water.
Lemon juice and baking soda together. 2 oz. of lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in one cup of water. Stir until it goes flat and drink all at once.
I found this short video on natural remedies for arthritis that I thought might interest you.
Submitted by The Coach – THIS IS A MUCH WATCH VIDEO!
I found these on YouTube doing a search for “rocket stove ovens”.
Do you have ideas on how to make an oven from rocket stove technology? Please Share!
Both videos submitted by GrammaMary,
Very Cool Rocket Stove idea!
Make a drawing of this one for your Survival Binder and get the materials ahead. I’m thinking that these should be firebricks as opposed to regular bricks.
And would it be possible to create a baking oven on top of it?
WOW! New and improved rocket stove design from same builder WITH firebrick.
Do you have YouTube videos you would like to share with other SCPers?
Please email me at bcfossillady at gmail dot com
or Rourke at scprepper at outlook dot com
I thought this was a very well done sanitation and hygiene video. What would YOU add?
Submitted by MsKYprepper, this is an excellent video from SouthernPrepper1. We’ve all heard it, “Why prepare if you trust in God?”
It took this 15 year old girl just 3 minutes to lay out the ineffectiveness of gun control.
Alternative Media broadcast on the bankruptcy of Detriot and potential impending bankruptcy of America.
Short and easy, I like it!
Thank you Harriet for submitting this!
Submitted by Harriet, Editor At Large
For the full story, go here: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/11/inspiring-97-year-old-woman-makes-me-want-to-dance-candice-holdorf-video/
Do you have inspiring videos or stories you would like to share? Please submit them to:
scprepper at outlook dot com
Alright folks, sometimes you just come across something that you want to share. This is one of those times. Frequent contributor over at ModernSurvivalOnline “D.” sent me a link to the following video – just incredible!
Not related to survival, preparedness, or homesteading – just really cool.
Check out this video coming from CampingSurvival.com on making a “pizza” from preparedness food storage products. Pretty cool idea. I have been wanting to research some ideas on recipes for use after the SHTF.
Submitted by MsKYprepper,
This is a four and a half minute FEMA, ready.gov video specifically for Preparedness and Older Americans. Some nice tips and a great share for your friends and family! Put this link on your Facebook page or email it to friends and family and you may save someone’s life!
All Around the Web News
By: Editor at Large Suni
New Slides Reveal Greater Detail about Prism Data Collection http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57591685-38/new-slides-reveal-greater-detail-about-prism-data-collection/ C/NET
White House Requests 15,000 Troops for “Upcoming Disaster” http://www.eutimes.net/2013/06/obama-requests-15000-russian-troops-for-upcoming-disaster/ EU Times.com
Revealed: Irans Secret Nuke Deal With China, N Korea http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/revealed-irans-secret-nuke-deal-with-china-n-korea/ WND
Vet Slams Legislators http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/07/iraq-vet-aaron-weiss-slams-ny-safe-act-before-legislators-my-right-trumps-your-dead-i-earned-it-in-blood/ Freedom Outpost Video
Obama Appointtee Claims Sharia Law is Superior to American Law http://www.usdl.info/modules/news_english/item.php?itemid=1167#.UdKvMHIWGcg.facebook USDL
This Weeks Supreme Count Ruling You Did NOT Hear About http://www.capitolhilldaily.com/2013/06/supreme-court-decision/ Capital Hill Daily
Boarder Patrol Wants Armed Drones http://news.yahoo.com/border-patrol-wants-arm-drones-172332077.html;_ylt=AwrNUWyQPtNR5gYACgD_wgt. Yahoo.com
Senators Ask if NSA Collected GUN Data http://freebeacon.com/senators-ask-if-nsa-collected-gun-data/ Free Beacon
Army to Cut a Dozen Brigades in Huge Restructing http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/06/26/army-to-cut-a-dozen-brigades-in-huge-restructuring.html?ESRC=army.nl Military.com
What to do when YOU are pulled over:Don’t surrender your Rights http://conservativevideos.com/2013/07/what-to-do-when-you-get-pulled-over-dont-surrender-your-rights/ Conservative Bytes.com Video
Florida Prosecutor Indicted for Falsifying Zimmerman’s Arrest Warrant http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/07/florida-prosecutor-angela-corey-indicted-for-falsifying-zimmermans-arrest-warrant-what/#ixzz2Y2DhiRGy Freedom Outpost
Military Coup in Egypt http://video.foxnews.com/v/2525116654001/how-will-the-muslim-brotherhood-fight-back/?playlist_id=2114913880001 Fox News Video
Muslium Brotherhhod Down…But is It Out? http://www.investigativeproject.org/4072/morsi-is-out-muslim-brotherhood-downbut-is-it-out Investigative Project.org
Egyptian Coup Uncovers Anti-Obama Sentiment http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/egyptian-coup-uncovers-anti-obama-sentiment/ WND Video
How the Tea Party Can Save America: A Plea from New Zealand http://www.trevorloudon.com/2013/07/how-the-tea-party-can-save-america-and-the-world-a-plea-from-new-zealand/ Trevor Loudon.com
Saudi Arabia Congratulates New Egyptian Ruler, West Concerned http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/169578#.UdViy64o7IU Israel National News.com
Devastation Left by Firestorm that Killed 19 Firefighters PHOTOS http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2353353/Arizona-wild-fires-pictures-Shocking-aerial-images-utter-devastation.html Daily Mail
7 Severed Heads Found Along Mexican Highway http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2355826/Seven-severed-heads-Mexican-highway-latest-gruesome-act-brutal-violence-cartels.html Daily Mail
UN Ambassador-Nominee Threat to America’s Sovereignty http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/gen-boykin-un-ambassador-nominee-samantha-power-threat-america-s-sovereignty CNS News
FCC Flooded with Objections to More Swearing and Nudity on TV http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/technology/309405-fcc-flooded-with-objections-to-more-swearing-nudity-on-tv#ixzz2YJWDVd00 The Hill
White House Gives Homeland Security Control of ALL Comunication Systems http://rt.com/usa/white-house-systems-order-142/ RT
US Border is NOW Considered A “Constitution-Free Zone” http://www.redflagnews.com/headlines/the-us-border-is-now-considered-a-constitution-free-zone Red Flag News
Obama’s Birth Certificate 100% Forgery NO DOUBT http://www.worldtribune.com/2013/07/08/forensic-findings-on-obamas-birth-certificate-a-100-percent-forgery-no-doubt-about-it/ World Tribune
National Guard to be Furloughed http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/07/04/national-guard-soldiers-airmen-to-be-furloughed.html Military.com
Secret Move Keeps Bin Laden Records in the Shadows http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/07/08/secret-move-keeps-bin-laden-records-in-the-shadows.html?ESRC=eb.nl Military.com
Gun Seizures Trigger Fear of Massive Police Power http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/gun-seizures-trigger-fear-of-massive-police-power/ WND
Video of the Week
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
What did I do to prep this week?
By Bev Sandlin, Executive Editor
Pound! Pound! Pound! “EVACUATION! EVACUATION!” Imagine waking up to that at 4 am! It happened early Saturday morning, during a pouring rainstorm, 30 miles from me. Lightening struck a tree and caught the underground gas line on fire. The neighborhood was evacuated around 4 am and everyone was told to stay gone until the gas company shut the lines off–which didn’t happen until mid-day. In the meantime, a gas line fire was raging in their neighborhood. Would YOU be ready? Just another reason to have a stocked BOB ready to go!
The perennials – asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, currants, blueberries, elderberry, grapes, and dwarf apples are tolerating the moisture. But my annuals are getting washed out! I’m beginning to wonder how much I can replant given the late planting—again. And, I don’t know how it is going for farmers in other parts of the U.S., but ours have had their corn crops washed out two to three times depending on when they planted… If it isn’t drought, it is flood.
Besides gardening and eating a lot of asparagus, I’ve been shopping in the basement in my preps. Boy, is this teaching me a thing or two! Now, mind you, it is not 100% garden and preps. I’m allotting $10 a week for groceries—what does $10 buy for two people? Butter, milk, orange juice, bread, ahhh… Okay, that is $10 and you better spread that pound of butter to two weeks!
And the furbabies aren’t getting out of this crack down either. I bought a lot of dog food but only prepped a little cat food. Given that I have fed my outside cats dog food when needed, because they can hunt for the rest of their nutrition, they are on dog food and not too happy about it.
What have I learned? You eat the good things first! It’s true! I’d rather eat chili than cream of mushroom soup; ravioli than spaghettios; strawberry jam than grape jelly. Oh yeah, I’m on a learning curve here! I prefer fresh to canned and Bob still won’t eat asparagus—is he cheating???
Coming up this week—Gardening Week on SCP!
Okay Patriots, what did YOU do this week to prepare?
A smile for you… I liked Tom, what can I say…
In God We Trust
And just in case you are thinking I am way too cynical this week, go here and you will see that I do still have faith.
- Aquamira Frontier Emergency Water Filter System
- Katadyn Hiker Microfilter
- Helotex G2 Tactical Flashlight
- Cree 7W 300LM Mini LED Flashlight
- Ultralight Backpacking Canister Camp Stove Burner with Piezo Ignition 3.9oz
Submitted by MsKYprepper, Editor-At-Large
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels are not flying this year. For those who have never been to a U.S. military airshow display, you’ll enjoy this. For those who have witnessed the excitement, this might look familiar – and comforting
ROKAF Black Eagles 2012
This video is a little over nine minutes. Your tax dollars at work in South Korea!
YouTube can be an incredible resource of information covering man topics including survival, preparedness, and homesteading. It can also provide enough manure to fill up the largest of fields.
If you happen to be unfamiliar with YouTube – let me give you a quick summary of what it it:
YouTube is a website that houses a vast library of video’s covering every topic imaginable. These video’s are uploaded to YouTube via users who range from regular people like you and me to giant corporations to movie stars and musicians. As a user of YouTube you can use a “search function” to look for video’s on the subject matter that you wish to see. Those that upload video’s have what is termed a “Channel” which you can subscribe to. This subscription allows you to log into your account and quickly visit all of those Channels you have subscribed to. You yourself can also easily make video’s and upload them to YouTube – often just using a standard modern Smartphone.
Below are a few channels that are I recommend:
- The Patriot Nurse - straight talk about medical preparedness and preparedness in general
- SouthernPrepper1 – excellent resource covering many, many preparedness topics. SP1 also discusses tactics involved in a WROL (without rule of law) situation.
- Sootch00 – lots of gear reviews as well as thoughts on survival and preparedness.
- Nutnfancy – A huge array of gun and knife reviews. He also covers some tactical equipment and has what I consider fantastic philosophical video’s on life and current events.
- SensiblePrepper – Another channel of Sootch’s. Name pretty much says it all.
- MainePrepper – Ex-military – discusses preparedness in a very methodical and organized manner. Useful especially due to military perspective.
Well, there are a few. I only have so much time to get on YouTube - usually on the weekend. I download a bunch of them and then watch during the week. Downloading YouTube video’s? Yes – I’ll cover that in another post.
Have any favorites?
Editor-at-Large Greg Rentchler recommends this video…..
This should get some comments…..