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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Food Storage Recipe - Chicken & Green Beans Stew

This is a quick and yummy recipe.


 • 2 cups green beans cut into 2 inch pieces

• 1 cup brown rice

 • 1 cup chopped onions

• 2 tbsp. coconut oil

 • Salt, ground black pepper to taste

• 1 cup chicken stock

 • 1 cup chopped tomato

 • 1 Tbsp. parsley

• 4 pounds chicken breast meat cut into stripes

                    Put ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover, and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Food Storage Recipe - Black Bean, Chicken & Brown Rice Stew

This is another one of my husbands favorite recipes. He usually uses one of those Keystone Meats All Natural Canned Chicken or another canned chicken. We have a lot of canned chicken and canned beef in our food storage. It is great to use in recipes. Gives some variety!


• 1 cup brown rice

• 1 cup chopped onions

• 2 tbsp. coconut oil

 • 1 cup uncooked black beans

• Salt, black pepper & ground cumin to taste

• 4 cups chicken stock

 • 4 pounds chicken breast meat cut into strips

                  Put ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover, and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Food Storage Recipe - Beef Stew with Peas and Carrots

 Easy and great meal for a cold day!!


• 1-1/2 cups chopped carrots

 • 1 cup chopped onions
• 2 tbsp. coconut oil

 • 1-1/2 cups green peas

 • 4 cups beef stock

 • 1/2 tsp. salt

 • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

• 1/2 tsp. minced garlic

• 4 pounds boneless chuck roast

                       Put all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Food Storage Recipe - White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

• 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts or as my husband uses when he makes this - Keystone Meats All Natural Canned Chicken, 28 Ounce

 • 2 green bell peppers

 • 1 large yellow onion

 • 1 jalapeno

• 1/2 cup diced green chilies (optional)

 • 1/2 cup of spring onions

 • 1.5 tbsp. coconut oil

• 3 cups cooked white beans

• 3.5 cups chicken or vegetable broth

• 1 tsp. ground cumin

 • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

 • salt to taste

                          Put all ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Food Storage Recipe - Lentil Stew

This is an easy stew and is so yummy!!


 • 2 cup dry lentils

 • 6 cups chicken broth

• a few tomatoes

• 1 medium potato chopped + 1/2 cup chopped carrot

• 1/2 cup chopped onion + 1/2 cup chopped celery (optional)

• a few sprigs of parsley and basil +  1 garlic clove (minced)

 • 2 pound of cubed lean pork or beef + pepper to taste

 Dump everything in a slow cooker and cook on low for 3 hours.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Food Storage Recipe - Italian Beef Soup

Get out your crock pot! Perfect soup for a cold winters day!


1 pound of ground beef, cooked and drained very well

1 clove of garlic, minced

2 cups of beef broth

Diced large tomato

1 cup of sliced carrots

2 cups of dry beans

2 small zucchini , chopped

2 cups of spinach

1 can of drained corn

salt and pepper to taste

                                  Put all of this in the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Pocket Survival Tools for EDC

Pocket Survival Tools for EDC

You can’t carry your bug out bag with you everywhere, right? As much as I’d like to – walking around the grocery store with a 40# pack on my back would get some strange looks! And it’s just not practical for the old knees and back. That’s where the trusty EDC (Every Day Carry) tools come in.

What are EDC Tools?

EDC tools are the things you can easily slip into your pocket so that you’ll always have SOMETHING on you if SHTF. They’re not full-on replacements for bigger, better tools that you might have in your bug out or get home bag, but will assist you in getting to those tools.

What should I carry in my EDC kit?

What you choose to carry with you often depends on your location or travelling trip and survival environment. If you’re in a more blue-collar job, it’s not uncommon to have something like a multi-tool and a quality folding knife in your pocket or on a belt sheath. For those of us with corporate office type jobs – a multi-tool on your belt just doesn’t look right with a suit and tie.
This is where pocket survival tools are really able to shine. These small tools are designed to be lightweight and fit easily in a pocket or wallet, allowing you to carry a number of tools while not visibly showing that you’re carrying.

What’s the right Pocket Tool?

There’s no good answer to that because everyone’s situation is different. How close is your bug out/get home bag? If you’re able to keep a GHB under your desk in the office and you only need to go a few hundred feet to your tools, you may get away with fewer tools. If you frequently fly or enter restricted access buildings which require you to dump your pockets – chances are anything with a blade might be confiscated.

Pocket Survival Tool Types

Small survival tools most often come in one of 3 basic types: Credit Card/Wallet size, Keychain, and Pocket size or Pocket Knife.

Keychain Tools

Keychain tools are usually shaped to look like a house key, but with the ability to split it open to reveal ~2-4 small tools. Most often, the inside edge opening would contain a short serrated cutting tool and/or bottle opener, with the tip of the “keys” acting as flat or Philips screwdriver heads. Not entirely useful, but is much concealed and is the smallest of all pocket tools.

Credit Card Tools

Credit card tools, as the name implies, are often sized very close to the size of a standard credit card (length and width) though vary in thickness depending on the model. Most basic card tools are simple, fairly flat stainless steel or titanium squares with basic flat tip screwdriver tools or pry tongs around the outside corners and various internal cut outs shaped for turning small bolts.

Why Choose Tactical Folding Knives instead of Other Tools

What if you have encountered a situation when someone would attack you yet you will have no time to grab your gun or call for help? This may be a tragic situation but because of the uncertainties with people surrounding you, this situation may not be far from reality. Whenever such situations happen, anyone with an alert mind would use their knife just to save themselves and run away from the people who have attacked them.

Since tactical knives can be hidden discretely on your body, no one would even think that you are carrying such a weapon. This will make them think that they can use you as a target for an attack and take whatever valuable items you have or even do something inappropriate to you. Thinking about such scenarios, any person would think that having something that they can use for self-defense can help them escape from the attacker. This is where tactical folding knives can be used as a convenient weapon for defending yourself.

There are just many reasons on why you should have these knives handy in your bag or securely placed on your body or in your outfit. Since it can be folded, you have no worries about showing the blade to anyone or even the sheath that can easily alarm anyone who would see it. These knives are chosen by more people as these are easier to conceal and to carry wherever they may go, in comparison to tactical fixed blade knives.
Such knives are sometimes designed with a flipper that assists any user to open it at once and never let users encounter any problems especially when they are in a hurry. Butterfly or Balisong knives take a little bit more time to open, but when you practice to do it fast, it certainly will scare your attacker!

Aside from being used as a knife for dangerous situations, these knives can also be used for survival means. This only means that people can make use of these knives for any kind of survival skills that you have to endure while you are stuck in the wilderness.

Since you can fold it and hide it in any parts of your outfit safely and discretely, you are assured that you will not lose it easily. These knives are really advantageous since anyone can carry it easily without others noticing it. It can serve in any possible purpose a user may have and allow them to make use of the knife for any kind of situations and be able to safeguard themselves whenever needed.
Thicker models take a more “Swiss Army” style approach where the card itself is just a holding device for slide-out tools, usually containing the usual Swiss Army Knife components of a basic blade, scissors, and toothpick(s).
When picking the right model among different types of tactical folding knives in the market, it is necessary that you will not focus on the affordable price alone but also with the functions that it can offer you. As you carefully pick the folding knife specifically for your needs, you are assured that you will have an easy time purchasing the right one suited to you.

Final Verdict

Pocket tools are the heaviest, and most obvious of all the tools. Most often these are mini versions of standard full-sized multi-tools, but in a more compact form for slipping into one’s pocket. They have more individual tool components than any of the other pocket survival tools, but at a cost of a larger form factor and added weight.

Surviving: Post Apocalyptic Survival Fiction

Surviving: Post Apocalyptic Survival fiction (The Adventures of John Harris Book 1) was a free Kindle book when this was posted.

 This is a conservative view of what can happen in our future. Rogue government officials conspire with Iran and a major drug lord to reshape the world. Over 16 major US and many foreign cities have been nuked. The USA has lost all electronics due to several EMP blasts. The USA has reverted to lawless gangs and thugs taking over cities. The US Government is forcing most citizens into work camps for their protection.

This is a post-apocalyptic story about how a hero, John Harris, leads a group of people in rebuilding the country after a coalition of rogue US Government agents, Islamic Terrorists, and Drug Cartels kill over 200 million people in the USA and Western Europe with nuclear bombs and nuclear EMP blasts. The rogue Department of Homeland Security is relocating citizens to re-education camps and killing anyone who resists. There is no electricity and food and water are running out. Looting, rioting and gang violence are the rule of the day. John’s team fights for survival against very long odds, but John is a hard man for hard times. The six book series spans from 2020 to 2048.
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