Category Archives: Prepping

NK Prepping EMP Catastrophe Aimed At U.S. Homefront

TEL AVIV – While the international community and news media focus on North Korean missile tests and the country’s nuclear program, one expert warned on Sunday that North Korea may be secretly assembling the capability to take out significant parts … Continue reading

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Power outages in multiple cities

The U.S. power grid appears to have been hit with multiple power outages affecting San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. Officials report that business, traffic and day-to-day life has come to a standstill in San Francisco, reportedly the worst … Continue reading

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Carrying Your First Aid Supplies

Over the years there has been a lot of thought put into how troops can conveniently carry their personal, team, and platoon level first aid gear. It would behoove the Survivalist to take a lesson from the military when it … Continue reading

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Should’ve done this decades ago

Amid warnings that North Korea and Iran have plans to take out parts of the U.S. electric grid through a cyber attack or atmospheric nuclear blast, the Pentagon is taking steps to both protect the nation’s communications and power lifeline. … Continue reading

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Monsters Attack Blueberries!

Our hormone-free blueberry cuttings experiment continues over at Old School Tech, this time with an attack by monsters, and an update on progress. Why the preoccupation with a hormone-free process? Mostly to make sure that this work can be repeated … Continue reading

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Running Spares- Keeping Your Weapon Going

AR-15 vs. AK-47. 7.62 vs 5.56. 308!! Mil-spec, mil-surp, match grade, green tip, etc, etc, etc. If you’ve been a shooter any amount of time, you’re familiar with these terms. In the internet-land these are hotly debated for some reason, … Continue reading

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Heirloom Blueberry Cuttings, Part III, The Box – OST

In the previous articles in this series, we discussed the background behind our experiment in heirloom blueberry cuttings, and prepared the cuttings themselves. In this article, we expand the series by describing the box and how we used an 18-unit … Continue reading

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Heirloom Blueberry Cuttings, Part II, The Cuttings – OST

In the previous article, we discussed the background behind our experiment in heirloom blueberry cuttings. In this article, we expand the series by describing the cuttings. As you will recall, we accidentally cut a 7-foot shoot from a bush while … Continue reading

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Heirloom Blueberry Cuttings, Part I, Background – STM

Old School Tech has released an article introducing a new series on heirloom blueberry cuttings. This project is simple, uses simple materials, makes a great homeschool earth science project, and can create a large number of new plants from a … Continue reading

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Austere Medicine class

There’s still slots open so you better hurry. This is NOT a class that you want to miss if you can help it. We have come up with a date that works for our next Austere Medicine class. June 3-4, … Continue reading

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Double Conversion UPS Update – STM

Old School Tech has released an update in the double-conversion UPS series. The latest article describes detailed test results with two different loads, one load more than twice the nominal rating of the batteries, and the other much less than … Continue reading

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Food Storage Jar Seals – OST

Three decades ago, we bought some glass food storage jars, and really enjoyed them. For the last decade or so, though, they’ve sat in the corner of the kitchen as little more than a decoration because the seals have dried … Continue reading

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Austere Medicine Class

I’ve done a couple of reviews of the Austere Medicine Class that were submitted by Wiscos Dave and Al and have gotten a few inquiries on how and where to attend a class. WiscoDave just sent me a link to … Continue reading

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Primitive traps

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AAR – Austere Medical Class – by WiscoAl

Wirecutter, several of your readers – including the guy everyone else in class asked about, “WOAH – That’s WiscoDave?” just completed a 2-Day intensive weekend class on Grid Down medicine. Most people complained that there was no live raccoon bite … Continue reading

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55six speaks

Things are chaotic in many parts of the country, especially in urban environs and this is a prime time in history to be the “grey man” or be prepared to be the “object of someone else’s attention”. Case in point, … Continue reading

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From a reader: Collecting rainwater

From Gordon: I wanted to share a couple of pictures to show how inexpensive a rainwater collection system can be. One picture shows my first attempt. It’s a 30 gallon white poly barrel. I scrounged up the barrel from a … Continue reading

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Austere Medicine Class review by WiscoDave

Hey Kenny, Hopefully this rambling will make some sense. You, hopefully, may be getting other emails from attendees with their comments – or – they’ll comment on this as I try and get the ball rolling. FYI: you ARE highly … Continue reading

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Top 7 Mistakes to Avoid when Harvesting Rain Water

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Double Conversion UPS, Part I – STM

After a long hiatus, Old School Tech has posted the first article in a new series, this time about creating a double-conversion uninterruptible power supply, which is useful for driving loads such as freezers or mission-critical items. Like a computer … Continue reading

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