On Respirators and Viruses, by Marius

I want to start off by saying that some of what I will discuss here is based on simple facts, and some is based on nothing but my own meandering experience. I am not a doctor, and nothing I say here should in any way be construed as medical advice. This article does not in any way constitute respirator training.

With the outbreak of the unknown virus overseas, I have seen a lot of questions about respirators. I hope to answer some of those questions here, just please be patient if I cover things too poorly. Most people are asking about what are called N95 respirators, which are also known as filtering facepiece respirators. The three most important things up front are that these respirators are extremely and importantly different from common dust masks and surgical masks, and only work on particulates. Common dust masks look very similar, but they usually only have one strap instead of two. They will not be stamped NIOSH N95. I will cover what that means shortly. Most importantly, dust masks are not rated to meaningfully filter the air you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 are breathing. They can help, which is why people wear them, but for virus protection they would be little better than a wet rag.

Moving on to surgical masks; surgical masks are meant to keep you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 from spreading germs to other people, especially with droplet-borne diseases, which again, we’ll get to. In the current context this is not necessarily unhelpful, but you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 would want to put a surgical mask on a sick person and a respirator on you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势rself. The takeaway here is please don’t wear a surgical mask and think you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 are protecting you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势rself. The third most important thing is that these respirators only work against particulates, meaning dust, bacteria, viruses, etc. These respirators will absolutely not work against chemicals or low oxygen environments. I cannot stress this enough: These respirators will not save you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 from chemical fumes or toxic gases (such as CO2), or places where there isn’t enough oxygen in the air. Continue reading“On Respirators and Viruses, by Marius”



Letter: Clarifications on N95 Masks

Dear Editor:
There seems to be a lot of misunderstandings about N95 masks.  I have quoted some information from CDC, NIOSH, OSHA, and the FDA to help clear some of the confusion.

The main issue I hear is that “only medical rated (by the FDA) N95 masks should be used to protect oneself against Coronavirus  and other flu.”  This is not necessarily true.  The “95” part of the N95 stands for the percentage of particulate matter that the mask will filter out.  The size of the test media is .03 micron.  At .03 micron an N95 mask is more than capable of capturing the secretions from the flu patient.  Where the “medical” rated N95 mask comes in is that it has additional safety features such as a fire safety and is rated to not only insure the safety of the person wearing it (surgeon or nurse) but also the patient.  A medical rated N95 will cost more as well.  I suggest that anyone buying N95s look at industrial N95 that have “for occupational use” on the box.

After the quote is a link to each source.  At the end is a standard for eye protection (goggles) that people should be looking for for their PPE needs and a standard for infrared thermometer guns.

National supplies are already limiting orders on healthcare facilities so act quickly.

Sincerely – 3ADscout

N95 Mask:

From OSHA Respirator Types-

There are two main types of respirators:

air-purifying respirators, which use filters, cartridges, or canisters to remove contaminants from the air you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 breathe, and atmosphere-supplying respirators, which provide you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 with clean air from an uncontaminated source. Respirators can also be classified as tight-fitting or loose-fitting.

Loose-fitting respirators do not depend on a tight seal with the face to provide protection. Therefore, they do not need to be fittested.

There are filtering facepiece half-mask respirators, sometimes referred to as N95s. A filtering facepiece respirator covers the nose and mouth, and is a tight-fitting, air-purifying respirator in which the whole facepiece functions as the filter. Filtering facepieces may or may not have an exhalation valve to help exhaled breath exit the facepiece. They need to be fit tested, unless you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 are wearing them under voluntary use conditions. Filtering facepiece respirators filter out particles and do not protect against non-particulate hazards such as gases or vapors.

You may hear someone refer to a respirator as an “N95” or a “P100.” While most people use the term “N95” to refer to filtering facepiece respirators, “N95” actually describes the type of filter material and its protective properties. The filter material can be used in either a filtering facepiece respirator or in a filter cartridge that’s attached to an elastomeric respirator.

The first part of the filter’s classification uses the letters N, R, or P to indicate the filter’s ability to function when exposed to oils.
“N” means Not resistant to oil;
“R” means somewhat Resistant to oil; and
“P” means strongly resistant to oil, or oil-Proof.

This rating is only important in work settings where oils may be present, because some oils can reduce the effectiveness of the filter.

The second part of the classification — the number– refers to the filter’s ability to remove the most-penetrating particle size during “worst case” testing.

Filters that remove at least 95 percent of these particles are given a 95 rating. Those that filter out at least 99 percent receive a 99 rating, and those that filter out at least 99.97 percent – essentially 100 percent – receive a 100 rating.

Using this classification method, an N95 filter is not resistant to oil and removes at least 95 percent of the most-penetrating particles.

 

Masks and N95 Respirators– from the FDA

Facemasks

Facemasks are not to be shared and may be labeled as surgical, isolation, dental or medical procedure masks.

If worn properly, a facemask is meant to help block large-particle droplets, splashes, sprays or splatter that may contain germs (viruses and bacteria), keeping it from reaching you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r mouth and nose. Facemasks may also help reduce exposure of you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r saliva and respiratory secretions to others.

While a facemask may be effective in blocking splashes and large-particle droplets, a facemask, by design, does not filter or block very small particles in the air that may be transmitted by coughs, sneezes or certain medical procedures. Facemasks also do not provide complete protection from germs and other contaminants because of the loose fit between the surface of the facemask and you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r face.

N95 Respirators

FDA has cleared certain filtering facepiece respirators (N95) for use by the general public.

FDA has cleared the following N95 respirators for use by the general public in public health medical emergencies:

  • 3M™ Particulate Respirator 8670F
  • 3M™ Particulate Respirator 8612F
  • Pasture Tm F550G Respirator
  • Pasture Tm A520G Respirator

These devices are labeled “NOT for occupational use.”

N95 Respirators in Industrial and Health Care Settings

Most N95 respirators are manufactured for use in construction and other industrial type jobs that expose workers to dust and small particles are regulated by the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These products are labeled “For occupational use.”

However, some N95 respirators are intended for use in a healthcare setting. Specifically, single-use, disposable respiratory protective devices used and worn by healthcare personnel during procedures to protect both the patient and healthcare personnel from the transfer of microorganisms, body fluids, and particulate material. These N95 respirators are class II devices regulated by FDA, under 21 CFR , and CDC NIOSH.

N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks– from NIOSH Science Blog

Further, the filter’s collection efficiency is a function of the size of the particles, and is not dependent on whether they are bioaerosolsor inert particles.

The FDA does not perform an independent evaluation of surgical mask filter performance, nor does it publish manufacturers’ test results. In many cases it is difficult to find information about the filter test results for FDA-cleared surgical masks. The class of FDA-cleared surgical masks known as Surgical N95 Respirators is the one clear exception to this uncertainty of filter performance. This is the only type of surgical mask that includes evaluation to the stringent NIOSH standards. All members of this class of surgical masks have been approved by NIOSH as N95 respirators prior to their clearance by the FDA as surgical masks. The FDA, in part, accepts the NIOSH filter efficiency and breathing resistance test results as exceeding the usual surgical mask requirements.

 

Respirator Trusted-Source InformationSection 3: Ancillary Respirator Information
From CDC/NIOSH

Can we use an N95 that has not been cleared by the FDA in a patient setting?

NIOSH-certified N95 respirators that have not been cleared by the FDA can be used for respiratory protection to reduce the exposures of healthcare personnel in a patient setting to hazardous particulates. These respirators have not been evaluated by FDA to determine whether they meet the fluid and flammability resistance as required for FDA clearance as medical devices. For this reason, they are not intended for use in exposure settings where the performance of a surgical mask to maintain a sterile field is required.

Compiler’s note:  All N95 mask will filter out 95% of the particulate however, medical grade N95 mask have additional capabilities for the healthcare setting such as the fluid and flammability resistance as required by the FDA mentioned above.  You do not have to buy/use an FDA medical N95 mask to protect you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势rself against germs (coronavirus) unless you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 work in a medical facility.

 

Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings

 

Chemical Splash and Dust Protection For Eyeware:

Eyewear that meets ANSI Z87.1 requirements for droplet (splash) or dust protection will be marked with a code that begins with the letter “D”. For example:

  • Eye protection that provides protection from droplets and splashes is marked with “D3”
  • Eye protection that provides dust protection is labeled “D4”
  • Eye protection that provides fine dust protection is labeled “D5”

 

Standard Specification for Infrared Thermometers for Intermittent Determination of Patient Temperature:

ASTM E1965-98

 



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at how NYPD police officers are using facial recognition.

Demand for “Prepper Properties” is Soaring

Building an Underground House with Hand Tools

Michael Z. Williamson (our Editor-At-Large) sent us this YouTube link: .  It is no wonder that this video has had 35 million views.

Rogue NYPD Cops are Using Facial Recognition App

The New York Post reports: . The article begins:

“Rogue NYPD officers are using a sketchy facial recognition software on their personal phones that the department’s own facial recognition unit doesn’t want to touch because of concerns about security and potential for abuse, The Post has learned.

Clearview AI, which has scraped millions of photos from social media and other public sources for its facial recognition program — earning a cease-and-desist order from Twitter — has been pitching itself to law enforcement organizations across the country, including to the NYPD.”

Marines are Now Allowed Concealed Carry

Reader DSV spotted this: 

NOAA to Study Climate Plan B: Geoengineering

Reader Sean B. sent this: .

Continue reading“The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods”



The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“The fanaticism which discards the Scripture, under the pretense of resorting to immediate revelations is subversive of every principle of Christianity. For when they boast extravagantly of the Spirit, the tendency is always to bury the Word of God so they may make room for their own falsehoods.” –



Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — January 29, 2020

Today is the birthday of journalist and inventor (1737–1809.)

And speaking of Toms, this is the birthday of actor Tom Selleck (born 1945), best known for playing the title role of He is an avid shooter and quite pro-gun.

A special note on our waterproof 2005-2019 archive USB sticks: We discovered a formatting glitch on the first batch that were mailed out. So… We are mailing free replacements (properly formatted) for all of those customers. You may keep the old sticks–free of charge–and erase their contents, to be able to use those sticks for whatever purpose that you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势’d like. Just don’t mix them up with you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r new sticks.  Please do not mial back the old sticks. Again, those are for you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 to keep, as our gift. Mailing of the sticks with the updated formatting should begin on or before February 1st. Thanks for you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r patience!

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 86 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The more than $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. A $3,000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from veteran-owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any one, two, or three day course (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
  4. DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 NATO QD Billet upper. These have hammer forged, chrome-lined barrels and a hard case, to go with you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r own AR lower. It will allow any standard AR-type rifle to have a quick change barrel. This can be assembled in less than one minute without the use of any tools. It also provides a compact carry capability in a hard case or in 3-day pack (an $1,100 value),
  5. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  6. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  7. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.

Second Prize:

  1. A gift certificate from Quantum Harvest LLC (up to a $2,200 value) good for 12% off the purchase of any of their sun-tracking models, and 10% off the purchase price of any of their other models.
  2. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
  3. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, which have a combined retail value of $589,
  4. A $300 purchase credit for any of the products from EMPShield.com
  5. A Three-Day Deluxe Emergency Kit from Emergency Essentials (a $190 value),
  6. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from www.TOUGHGRID.com (a $240 value).
  7. An assortment of products along with a one hour consultation on health and wellness from Pruitt’s Tree Resin (a $265 value).

Third Prize:

  1. Good2GoCo.com is providing a $400 purchase credit at regular prices for the prize winner’s choice of either Wise Foods or Augason long term storage foods, in stackable buckets.
  2. Three sets each of made-in-USA regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 value)
  3. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  4. Expanded sets of both washable feminine pads and liners, donated by Naturally Cozy (a $185 retail value),
  5. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  6. Mayflower Trading is donating a $200 gift certificate for 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势steading appliances.

Round 86 ends on January 31st, so get busy writing and e-mail us you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.



Building the Castle – Part 2, by Jake R.

(Continued from Part 1. This concludes the article.)

Metal Siding

Metal siding is common on a lot of the newer barndominiums and shop houses. Essentially, it’s the same as the metal roofing used on the building. These are becoming more and more popular and have their advantages and disadvantages.

Pros

Durability – This type of metal is typically durable and has good longevity. To top that off, it’s also easy to maintain.

Easy Installation – The installation of this is also straight forward which reduces the labor costs to have it installed.

Fire Safety – This material is also good to have in areas where fires are common. You may find that if it gets hot it will discolor and may rust but it should still protect you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 to some extent.

Cons

Cost – This material is typically more expensive than vinyl siding so like many other things mentioned in this article, you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 may have to pick and choose what’s most important to you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势. Unfortunately, every bit extra you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 spend on materials may be addition funding taken away from you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r beans, band-aids, and bullets.

Rust – Exterior metal still has that capability of rusting, especially if it’s in contact with the ground. You’ll want to keep an eye on this and make sure soil doesn’t pile up next to the 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 such as ant beds. If this rusts completely through, it will open up the interior walls to the elements and can begin to cause issues.

Stockpiling – Keeping replacement panels around for this is similar to roofs. You may have a hard time finding somewhere to properly store the panels.

Continue reading“Building the Castle – Part 2, by Jake R.”



JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. The focus is usually on emergency communications gear, bug out bag gear, books and movies–often with a tie-in to disaster preparedness, and links to “how to” self-sufficiency videos. There are also links to sources for both storage food and storage containers. You will also note an emphasis on history books and historical movies. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This week the focus is on the  recently-released (See the Movies section.)

Books:

, by Jocko Willink

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Nikk recommended the book , by Peter Schweizer

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Reader R.T. suggested this: .

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The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses

Continue reading“JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:”



The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“There are always three speeches, for every one you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 actually gave. The one you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 practiced, the one you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 gave, and the one you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 wish you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 gave.” –



Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — January 28, 2020

January 28th is the anniversary of the rescue of from his Italian Red Brigades kidnappers. Tangentially, Colonel Jeff Cooper created a shooting drill in honor of those who freed him – .

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 86 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The more than $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. A $3,000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from veteran-owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any one, two, or three day course (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
  4. DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 NATO QD Billet upper. These have hammer forged, chrome-lined barrels and a hard case, to go with you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r own AR lower. It will allow any standard AR-type rifle to have a quick change barrel. This can be assembled in less than one minute without the use of any tools. It also provides a compact carry capability in a hard case or in 3-day pack (an $1,100 value),
  5. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  6. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  7. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.

Second Prize:

  1. A gift certificate from Quantum Harvest LLC (up to a $2,200 value) good for 12% off the purchase of any of their sun-tracking models, and 10% off the purchase price of any of their other models.
  2. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
  3. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, which have a combined retail value of $589,
  4. A $300 purchase credit for any of the products from EMPShield.com
  5. A Three-Day Deluxe Emergency Kit from Emergency Essentials (a $190 value),
  6. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from www.TOUGHGRID.com (a $240 value).
  7. An assortment of products along with a one hour consultation on health and wellness from Pruitt’s Tree Resin (a $265 value).

Third Prize:

  1. Good2GoCo.com is providing a $400 purchase credit at regular prices for the prize winner’s choice of either Wise Foods or Augason long term storage foods, in stackable buckets.
  2. Three sets each of made-in-USA regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 value)
  3. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  4. Expanded sets of both washable feminine pads and liners, donated by Naturally Cozy (a $185 retail value),
  5. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  6. Mayflower Trading is donating a $200 gift certificate for 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势steading appliances.

Round 86 ends on January 31st, so get busy writing and e-mail us you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.



Building the Castle – Part 1, by Jake R.

This two-part article describes some TEOTWAWKI considerations for 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 building and long-term maintenance.

Have you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 ever daydreamed about building the perfect 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 for the end of the world as we know it? If you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势’re like me, you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 may have caught you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势rself daydreaming about various configurations and options you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 would like to have on you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 to help you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 survive with better security and better comfort. I would like to say that there is a perfect 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 configuration out there for everyone but that just wouldn’t be true. When building a 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势, you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 must take multiple things into consideration including geographical location, soil types, legal considerations and various other hurdles that may be encountered along the way.

With that being said, let’s go over some of the options out there along with some of their pros and cons:

Foundations
Slab Foundation

Slab foundations are essentially concrete slabs that rest directly on the ground. These types of foundations are reinforced with metal components that add strength to the foundation itself and are designed to last for the life of the 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势.

Pros

Low Maintenance – There just a lot of maintenance requirements with this type of foundation. The biggest concern is the level of moisture around the foundation walls. High or low moisture content can cause movement but can be prevented with proper drainage when it rains and a watering program for when it’s extremely dry.

No need for additional flooring – Flooring is optional with slabs. More and more people are going with a concrete stain instead of installing flooring. This may save you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 some money down the road and is easy to keep clean.

No Wood Rot – As with pier and beam and even some basement foundations, you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 will eventually experience water damage and may even have to replace some of the wood in these areas over time. When the sawmills no longer work, this is one less thing you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势’ll have to be concerned about.

Cheaper to Install – Slab foundations are typically cheaper than basements and pier and beam foundations. This should free up some extra cash for that solar well pump you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势’ve been looking at.

Cons

Expensive to Repair – When a concrete slab does fail, its usually costly to repair it. Usually, this requires cutting holes in various locations around the 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 to install piers. Another downside to this is, it’s usually not a DIY project and will likely require the skills and tools of a trained professional. In the event of TEOTWAWKI, you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 may find that you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 are not able to make the needed repairs.

More susceptible to flooding – Concrete slabs usually sit lower to the ground than pier and beam foundations. This may increase the risk of flood damage if you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r house is in a low-lying area or if you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r grading and drainage isn’t performing well. Once a 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 has flooded, you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 can easily start to see mold growth. If mold takes over the 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势, you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 may be forced to find shelter elsewhere.

Concealed Plumbing – You won’t be able to look at you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r drain plumbing with this type of foundation. This means that if there is a leak, you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 usually won’t be able to see it until it shows up somewhere else, quite possibly in the form of foundation movement. This may not apply to you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 in a SHTF situation, but it should still be considered.

Continue reading“Building the Castle – Part 1, by Jake R.”



SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, we focus on wolf population estimates.   (See the Idaho section.)

Region-Wide:

Reader M.K. spotted this wire service article that mentions the American Redoubt movement and real estate agent Todd Savage: .

Idaho

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Here is how the article begins:

“Game cameras took 11 million photos to help Idaho Department Fish and Game researchers count wolves.

IDFG has a new estimate of the statewide wolf population through its new survey method using game cameras and mathematical modeling, which will be repeated annually and fine-tuned during the next few years.

At the IDFG commission meeting on Wednesday in Boise, staff reported there were an estimated 1,541 wolves in the state during summer 2019. The estimate represents the peak population shortly after pups were born.

IDFG biologists haven’t estimated the statewide wolf population in Idaho in 5 years.

From 2006 to 2015, Fish and Game’s wolf monitoring program remained under federal oversight. During that time, the department maintained enough radio-collared wolves to show there were more than 15 breeding pairs in the state and more than 150 total wolves. Those surveys were intended to show the wolf population exceeded targets needed to remove them from federal protection and oversight.”

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Preparedness Notes for Monday — January 27, 2020

January 27th is commemorated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Today is the birthday of singer-songwriter . (Born 1942, died December 10, 1986.)  Her untimely death of leukemia at age 44 cut short an amazing career and robbed America of a great songwriting talent.

This is also the birthday of the late (born, 1938, died October 2, 2006). She was a controversial Republican congresswoman from Orofino, Idaho.

is having a special sale: Their Colossal Security Pack is 15% off. This pack is a total of seven pounds of vegetable, grain, and herb seeds. All are open-pollinated and non GMO. Included are their three most popular collections: The Super Survival Pack, 4 Grain Collection, and their Heirloom Herb Collection. This offer is for a limited time.

Deliveries by mail have begun for the Waterproof USB SurvivalBlog 2005-2019 Archive sticks. Because of the recent rush of orders, please allow four to six weeks from when you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 placed you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r order. Orders are being filled in the sequence that they were received. Many readers are placing orders for multiple sticks, so these are going quickly. When I last checked, there were only 312 remaining. That is not a lot, for a blog with more than 100,000 readers. Get you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r order in soon, before the small available supply sells out.

Life just got a lot more interesting with the outbreak of . On Sunday, the Chinese government announced their finding that . (Not yet confirmed by a western lab.) If true, this is very bad news for epidemiologists.

With only four reported cases in the United States,.  (But of course most SurvivalBlog readers were already well-supplied, years in advance.)

My advice: Don’t mess with the Wuhan. Don’t get near the Wuhan, and don’t get within spitting/sneezing distance of anyone outside of you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r immediate family who might have the Wuhan unless you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 are wearing an N95 mask, gloves, and goggles.

Worst case (i.e. in the event of further mutation to a more lethal strain): Be prepared to hunker down in isolation and let this contagion burn itself out. Please pray fervently, folks.



Sportsman 1,000-Watt Portable Generator, by Pat Cascio

If you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势’re serious about you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r preparedness, then you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 really should consider owning a backup generator! Of course, a portable generator isn’t meant for long-term use. It is mostly for power outages, that might last a few days or at most a few weeks. You can’t possibly store enough gas or oil, for operation of a portable generator for years and years. It is a short-term solution – period!

There are so many different types and sizes of generators out there, it will make you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r head spin. When shopping for a portable generator, you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 have to keep in-mind what you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 intend to operate with you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r generator. We own several portable generators, one is a 3,500-watt, for heavy usage, and the other one is only 1,000-watts and it gets the most use. We simply don’t need to operate everything in our 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势, that runs off of AC electricity when the power goes out.

PAY ATTENTION TO THIS: DO NOT OPERATE ANY GAS POWERED OR PROPANE POWERED GENERATOR INDOORS – IF YOU DO, YOU RISK CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING – SIMPLE AS THAT.

The Sportsman 1,000-watt portable generator under review today, is one we purchased from ,  several years ago. I studied their web site for what I believed would be the best choice for us, for our second portable generator, that would be used more often than the larger portable generator we already had on-hand. You must also keep in-mind that, the bigger (more wattage) you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r generator puts out, the more fuel it needs to run – that is something to keep in the back of you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r mind. Plus, you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 also need to know local laws, when it comes to storing fuel on you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r property – some locales are very strict on this, and might only allow you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 to have 5-gallons of fuel – if you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 have a high wattage portable generator, that 5 gallons of fuel, probably won’t last you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 half a day, if you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 are running the generator with a full load.

The copy hype for the Sportsman 1,000-watt generator states that this unit is “the ideal size for hunters and campers to run small appliances, such as a portable television”. Personally, if I’m out hunting or camping, I don’t believe I’ll have a portable television with me, unless I’m in my travel trailer. This little two-stroke portable generator only weighs 38-pounds. So its easy to transport in the trunk of you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r car, or bed or you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r pick-up truck – without fuel in it. I don’t do tailgating parties or anything like that, so I don’t worry about transporting this generator – it stays at 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势.

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Recipe of the Week: Chicken-Rice Casserole

This week’s recipe is for a Chicken-Rice Casserole. It is a recipe excerpted from the scarce book , by Lulu Thompson Silvernail. This book, from my own book collection, was published in 1923. A recent change in U.S. copyright law now puts most pre-1925 books in the public domain.

Lulu Thompson Silvernail’s emphasis in this book was recipes that included hard red winter wheat flour. This entire recipe book is just part of the extensive bonus content that is included in this year’s SurvivalBlog archive waterproof USB stick. Note: The USB sticks are now in stock. They are selling quickly, so get you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势rs soon, before they sell out.

IngredientS

2 cups boiled rice
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1-1/2 cups of chicken broth or top milk
4 tablespoons butter
3  tablespoons flour
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Butter a casserole dish and line dish with the cooked rice, retaining some to place on top. Melt butter in saucepan and add flour, allowing butter and flour to brown lightly. Stir into this the chicken broth or top milk. Then add the chicken. Allow mixture to boil, seasoning with salt and pepper. Pour all in rice lined casserole, placing [more] rice on top. Cook in hot oven for 15 minutes.

SERVING

Serve hot.

Do you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 have a favorite recipe that would be of interest to SurvivalBlog readers? In this weekly recipe column we place emphasis on recipes that use long term storage foods, recipes for wild game, dutch oven and slow cooker recipes, and any that use 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 garden produce. If you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 have any favorite recipes, then please send them via e-mail. Thanks!