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Lone Star College Shooting

22 Jan

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AR MAGAZINES!

22 Jan

Fort Discovery/SSNW HQ just received a limited number of AR magazines brand new still in the packaging. These won’t last long. Please call Ft. Discovery at 877-876-4750 for pricing.

 

 

Hot water for free–from the wood cook stove!

22 Jan

Original post from http://sustainablepreparedness.com
One of the most multi-purpose tools on the homestead is a wood cook stove.  Ours not only cooks the food and keeps the house toasty warm; it also heats our hot water!
Wood cook stove range boiler hot water systemThe two main components, aside from the wood cook stove, are a water coil (#6 & #7 on the pictures below) which is a pipe that runs through the fire box to heat the water, and a range boiler (picture on left) which is a large tank that holds the hot water before and after it circulates through the wood cook stove.

Active vs Passive

There are a couple of variations on the “hot water from your wood stove” scene.  One involves the use of an inline electric circulating pump to force water through the water coil; the other uses the simple principle of heat rising to accomplish the same thing.  It is called a thermosiphon system.  “Active” systems (using an electric pump) have some advantages, but in the opinion of this writer, not enough to offset their negatives for most people.  An active system can produce as much as 50% more hot water than a passive (thermosiphon) system, and since more water movement takes place, there is less chance of water overheating and creating dangerous pressure levels.  But anytime you unnecessarily involve a mechanical or electric device in essential systems, you are asking for trouble.  For instance, if electricity is lost during winter, you would have to potentially shut the wood stove down or dismantle the hot water system to prevent dangerously high temperatures and pressures.  And some inline pumps have a poor reputation for reliability.  Even if you are on a renewable energy system with a very efficient DC inline pump, it still uses electricity throughout the day while the stove is running, and that can add up.  Bottom line?  Whenever possible, keep it simple and go with a thermosiphon system!  And that is what we are going to focus on in this post. Continue reading

Update on content posting

22 Jan

Ok so recently it was brought to my attention that there were some posts on the blog http://www.prepperdays.com that were not linked back properly to the pages where the information was originally hosted. According to my Hosting Admin this is because of RSS (Really Simple Syndication).

As websites and other blogs post their content for Syndication via RSS/FeedBurner/Aggregators or other service, that sometimes HTML and links are often removed from these posts, and that sometimes only pictures remain depending on how the RSS is set up. Many bloggers post their entire website into the RSS feed. When they find another website that has apparently taken all their content and republished it without permission, they are understandably upset.

It doesn’t matter that they posted it in RSS, all they are seeing is that their content is being displayed somewhere else without permission. As I have stated to the few bloggers/sites that have contacted me on this issue, I did not willfully take information or content from their site, http://www.prepperdays.com is user submitted and RSS syndicated and embedded.

As it states in the About section of the blog http://www.prepperdays.com

“As the owner of this blog it is my hopes and attempts to share with everyone information that I find, produce, and post. If you have information that you think would add to the readership of this site please submit it to me”

It also states

“THIS INFORMATION IS COLLECTED FROM AROUND THE WEB AND USER SUBMITTED. IF AN ARTICLE OR INFORMATION IS YOURS PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS NOT THE INTENTION OF THIS BLOG OR ITS AUTHOR TO COPYRIGHT INFRINGE UPON ANY PERSONS, IT IS POSTED HERE WITH THE INTENTIONS OF HELPING THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE AND PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. IF LINKS OR CONTENT HAS BEEN CHANGED I AM SORRY. IF I PERSONALLY BORROW FROM ANOTHER BLOG OR USE CONTENT I WILL TRY AND REMEMBER TO LINK BACK TO SAID ARTICLE OR WEBSITE.”

Now on to how the blog is set up. http://www.prepperdays.com is set up to access RSS feeds as well as user submitted information. Once this information has been accessed and posted to the PrepperDays.com it automatically publishes these updates to all the social media sites that it is connected to (ie FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, ect).

If there is an article that was originally posted on your page that is now on the blog my Admin and myself would be more than happy to place a link back to your page/post. Please understand that if I or another user have linked to your RSS feed that your information will be displayed on my site and wherever else the RSS feed is embedded. The only way to keep this from happening is to disable RSS and Syndication on your site.

As this effects both readers and Google Indexing and Page Rankings I highly suggest against this.

If you would like to discuss this matter further please feel free to contact me privately prepperdays@gmail.com

Announcement to all submitters

20 Jan

It has recently come to my attention that some of the articles that have been submitted to this site and posted have come from other Prepper bloggers without any credit or backlinking to their sites. It has always been in the About section of this blog that information has been/will be gathered and submitted from around the web. I have no control over user submitted information and ask that you please provide me with a link to your original content and I will post it on the article/post in question.

I am sorry for any problems or inconveniences that this may have caused you with your readership or postings. It is not the intention of this blog (or its owner) to do anything to harm or misrepresent or misuse any information that is found herein. If you do find an article that belongs to you please bring it to my attention prepperdays@gmail.com and I will add a backlink to your site in said article or host a banner linking back to your site.

It is (and remains still) my hope to share information in a positive and commutative manner to help other like minded people obtain information that may one day help with their own survival or disaster needs.

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Mint Tin Mini Survival Kit

20 Jan

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19 Jan

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When to start seeds-info graphic

17 Jan

How to build grazing frames for your backyard chickens

17 Jan

Allowing your chickens to graze on fresh grass is a good thing — not just for them, but for you as well. The nutrients in green vegetation enhances the quality of their eggs and meat. And since fresh greens can make up about 20-30% of a chicken’s diet, providing them for your chickens can save you on feed costs.

But keeping your chickens supplied with fresh greens can be a challenge. When chickens have plenty of room to roam, they will graze a little off the top, then move on. When forage space is limited, however, as in a small urban or suburban backyard, chickens will continue to graze and scratch in the same spot until the vegetation is torn down to the roots.

An easy solution? Grazing frames! But before we get to that, let’s look at some of the more common ways of greening your chickens in a small space.

Some common solutions for getting fresh greens to your chickens Continue reading

Delicious Lip Balm Recipe

16 Jan

Makes 1 1/2 ounces

  • 4 tsp grated Beeswax
  • 8 tsp Coconut Oil, melted
  • 6 tsp  Apricot Kernel Oil
  • 7 drops Sweet Orange Oil 
  • 7 drops Lemon Essential Oil
    You can choose any essential oil of your choice to suit your mood….enjoy ! I tend to pick citrus blends because they are so uplifting.

In a double boiler combine:Beeswax
Coconut Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Gently melt over low heat until everything is liquid and stir to combine.
Remove from the heat and stir in the essential oils.
Carefully pour into lip balm empty lip tubes and allow them to set up firmly for one hour.

Beeswax Yellow Honeywax Pearls (1 lbs)

10 Black 0.15 oz. Lip Balm Empty Containers

Sweet Orange 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- 10 ml

 Lemon Essential Oil. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade.

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