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A Cob Home Building Primer

cob oven

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!

Cob workshop!

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!

Intentional Communities

earth shelter cob

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.

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Acorn Community – seed saving business

Part 5

A Personal SHTF YouTube Video

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.

Natural Remedies for Arthritis


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.

Third Amendment Must Watch Video!


Submitted by The Coach – THIS IS A MUCH WATCH VIDEO!

Rocket Stove Oven Videos

cobb oven

I found these on YouTube doing a search for “rocket stove ovens”.


Part 2

 Do you have ideas on how to make an oven from rocket stove technology? Please Share!

Brick Rocket Stove Videos


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

Sanitation/Hygiene Video

I thought this was a very well done sanitation and hygiene video. What would YOU add?





Trust in God But Prepare!

Submitted by MsKYprepper, this is an excellent video from SouthernPrepper1. We’ve all heard it, “Why prepare if you trust in God?”




3 Minute Gun Control Video

It took this 15 year old girl just 3 minutes to lay out the ineffectiveness of gun control.

Alternative Media Broadcast on Economic Collapse

Alternative Media broadcast on the bankruptcy of Detriot and potential impending bankruptcy of America.

Doomsday Bread Video

Short and easy, I like it!

Three Hours of Christmas Music!



I thought someone might be able to use this today.

Beautiful Images and Classic Christmas Songs.

Enjoy!   :-D

Trans-Pacific Trade Deal – Wiki Leaks Video

Thank you Harriet for submitting this!

Inspiration from a 97 year old Grandma

Submitted by Harriet, Editor At Large

For the full story, go here:

Do you have inspiring videos or stories you would like to share? Please submit them to:

scprepper at outlook dot com

Amazing video…..a must watch!


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.





Video: Survival Pizza


Check out this video coming from 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.

- Rourke



FEMA video – Preparedness for Older Americans

Submitted by MsKYprepper,

This is a four and a half minute FEMA, 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 plus Video of the week…….

All Around the Web News

By: Editor at Large Suni



New Slides Reveal Greater Detail about Prism Data Collection C/NET


White House Requests 15,000 Troops for “Upcoming Disaster” EU


Revealed: Irans Secret Nuke Deal With China, N Korea WND


Vet Slams Legislators Freedom Outpost Video


Obama Appointtee Claims Sharia Law is Superior to American Law USDL


This Weeks Supreme Count Ruling You Did NOT Hear About Capital Hill Daily


Boarder Patrol Wants Armed Drones;_ylt=AwrNUWyQPtNR5gYACgD_wgt.


Senators Ask if NSA Collected GUN Data Free Beacon


Army to Cut a Dozen Brigades in Huge Restructing


What to do when YOU are pulled over:Don’t surrender your Rights Conservative Video


Florida Prosecutor Indicted for Falsifying Zimmerman’s Arrest Warrant Freedom Outpost


Military Coup in Egypt Fox News Video


Muslium Brotherhhod Down…But is It Out? Investigative


Egyptian Coup Uncovers Anti-Obama Sentiment WND Video


How the Tea Party Can Save America: A Plea from New Zealand Trevor


Saudi Arabia Congratulates New Egyptian Ruler, West Concerned Israel National


Devastation Left by Firestorm that Killed 19 Firefighters PHOTOS Daily Mail


7 Severed Heads Found Along Mexican Highway Daily Mail


UN Ambassador-Nominee Threat to America’s Sovereignty CNS News

FCC Flooded with Objections to More Swearing and Nudity on TV The Hill


White House Gives Homeland Security Control of ALL Comunication Systems RT


US Border is NOW Considered A “Constitution-Free Zone” Red Flag News


Obama’s Birth Certificate 100% Forgery NO DOUBT World Tribune


National Guard to be Furloughed


Secret Move Keeps Bin Laden Records in the Shadows


Gun Seizures Trigger Fear of Massive Police Power WND


 Video of the Week


YouTube Video: Expiration Dates and The Truth by Dr. Bones

What Did I Do To Prep This Week?

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin


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!

Well, I’m still attempting to garden! We’ve had two floods in one week! Another Flood 6.1.13

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.


suppliesRourke’s Recommendations -


ROKAF Black Eagles 2012

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!

Recommended YouTube Channels………


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?

- Rourke

YouTube Video: Gun Control? NO, Call it What it is People Control!

Gun Control? NO, Call it What it is People Control!
Submitted by Greg Rentchler, Editor-At-Large



YouTube Video: Who is History’s Worst Killer ?


Editor-at-Large Greg Rentchler recommends this video…..

This should get some comments…..

 - Rourke