Category Archives: Prepping

MDT is expanding with new training facilities

For the last seven years, MDT has concentrated on teaching Wilderness Survival and Rural Buddy Team and Small Unit Tactics. I have been teaching the majority of the classes at Echo Valley Training Center near Winchester VA. for the last … Continue reading

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In light of 2 church shootings in less than 2 months… -WiscoDave

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Just so ya know…..

In a previous blog “Milking A Tree For Water” I wrote about the phenomena of transpiration and how to collect water by covering the end of a leafy branch with a plastic bag. This article explains a different approach using … Continue reading

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Building a draft furnace

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All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens

Today we are going to focus on Infectious Coryza– a fairly common respiratory disease in chickens. It’s also known as ‘roup’, catarrh, ‘pip’ or IC. We are going to explain what it is, how the chickens get infected, the problems … 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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The Disaster Myth Narrative

A few years back, I was doing some research about the aftermath of some natural disasters that took place here in America. I was shocked to find that the articles I was looking for – ones that I had read … Continue reading

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Got preps? Here comes Nate

The extraordinarily destructive and deadly 2017 Atlantic hurricane season continues, now with Tropical Storm Nate, currently a tiny storm causing flooding in Nicaragua and Honduras, poised to become a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. There are many uncertainties with … Continue reading

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The poncho liner

There have been some amazing military innovations over the years: freeze-dried food for MREs, jet aircraft, rail guns, and the soul-sucking website, Army Knowledge Online. But none of these compare to the simplest, most wonderful invention known to mankind: the … Continue reading

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“Amazon let us down”

Maya Kogul was in California when Hurricane Irma began twirling toward Florida. She knew stores would run out of key supplies before she got back to her downtown Miami home earlier this week, so she placed an order for three … Continue reading

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Hunkering down

Everything that can be done outside for myself, my friends and those in my neighborhood is done. The remaining stuff is interior prep: filling bathtub and trash cans, w/ water etc. and putting the final touches on bug-out bag and … Continue reading

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Prepping – Florida style

Here’s how I know a hurricane is coming: We have lentils. We NEVER eat lentils. I am not 100 percent sure what a lentil is. I do know for a fact that not once has anybody in our household ever … Continue reading

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3 Good Things about “Price Gouging”

As so often happens in the wake of a natural disaster, government officials in Texas are currently investigating claims of “price gouging,” which the office of the Attorney General reminds residents is illegal after the governor declares a disaster. This … Continue reading

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Irma’s coming – time to learn from Harvey

[Note: In any large scale disaster such as Harvey and now Irma the key to recovery is to keep the food supply chain open. If the people manning and managing the grocery chains falter it is about three days, maximum, … Continue reading

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Got preps?

North Korea for the first time this week revealed plans for using its nuclear arms for space-based electronics-disrupting EMP attacks, in addition to direct warhead ground blasts. The official communist party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, published a report Monday on “the … Continue reading

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Mass evacuations are underway today after Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean with 185mph winds as aid agencies braced for a ‘major humanitarian response’. America’s National Hurricane Center said Irma had strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm as it … Continue reading

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Got preps?

WPTV in West Palm Beach reports that Shelves of water at several stores were nearly empty Sunday, even as Irma’s path remains uncertain. Hardware stores are also running out of tanks of gas and other supplies. One distressed shopper told … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irma

Major Hurricane Irma will slam the northern Caribbean islands with flooding rain, damaging winds and dangerous seas before eyeing the United States this week. “Irma is a serious threat for the Caribbean islands and United States,” AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist … Continue reading

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A word of warning from

The East Coast will start feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey as the gasoline supplied from the Gulf Coast starts to dry up. One of the most important pipelines that ships refined products to the Eastern Seaboard shut down on … Continue reading

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Here she comes! Got preps?

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has just updated its forecast for what it is now referring to as a “rapidly intensifying” Category 2 hurricane in the Eastern Atlantic ocean and the results look disastrous for a large swath of the … Continue reading

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