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All Things Survival: Show 2: Back To Basics

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posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 06:35 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 8:00PM EST

This will be the first full episode of All Thinks Survival.

We have gathered a panel of experts, including Military Veterans, Mountain Men and just plain Hillbillies, with a combined experience in Survival of over 100 years!!!!!

Your Panel


This weeks show will be all about the ABC's of Survival. Gear that you will want and need, options to that gear to make things a whole lot easier to get by. How to evaluate your situation and decide your priorities. The Rule of 3's and much more...In other words, we are going to start by getting back to the basics Because there is much out there in poor advice that quite frankly is just going to get people killed.

So TUNE IN THURSDAY @ 8:00PM EASTERN via and give us some love and learn and expand your knowledge along the way.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 06:19 PM
Going to be a GREAT! Show

From clothing to bags to firestarters....


Don't forget to visit our YouTube Channel Survival Radio Show, give us some love, post a comment or just watch the videos..

New ones going up all the time..


New video going up tonight

Knives on a budget!!!!

Check it out...
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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 07:45 PM
aaarrrggghhhh - I cant get chat to load!!
was using ie.
downloaded chrome.
opened, closed, reload
repeated for 20 minutes!!!

would have really liked to participate, but I guess have to be satisfied with just listening


posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 01:53 PM
Hey guys...another great show last night! Thanks again for taking the time out to do the show and the youtube channel..... I have some questions for which ever of you gurus wish to answer. Its about water purification.

I know bleach was mentioned last night, and I'm "ok" with that method if I'm hunkering down here at home should shtf. There is a website that I go to on occasion that suggests using 1/8 teaspoon of bleach to one gallon of water, I believe the amount of bleach mentioned last evening was a bit more than that.

Also, for those staying put rather than taking to foot I've seen some info out there for using Chlorine that has 97-99% Sodium Dichloro-S-Triazinetrione (stuff you would use in your pool...if you had one). They suggest using 1/4 teaspoon in one 55gal. water drum (of which I have 2). Ever heard of that? I am a little leary of this one.

posted on Mar, 25 2011 @ 02:22 PM
reply to post by MyMindIsMyOwn

Maybe one of the other panel members will tackle that one..

I'm kind of the weapon guy

THANK YOU for your interest.. It is just going to get better..

Wait until you see what the topic is next week... Let's just say that I'm excited!!!!


posted on Mar, 26 2011 @ 12:43 PM
reply to post by MyMindIsMyOwn

Forgive me for taking so long to get back to you on this. Personally, I am not a big fan of purifying by chemical treatment. And yes, unfortunately it is how cities commonly treat their water.

For using Chlorine Bleach. The most definitive answer can be found here and the website includes a calculator. 8 drops per gallon is the recommended treatment.

As for the Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate . . . . 99%, and 1% inert ingredients, I am guessing that you looked it up and found it here.

That ellipsis there sends off a red flag to me. So I looked a little deeper and found this being sold. Best I can say is that they are using two different chemical compositions with the pool supplies being slightly more concentrated.

Bottom line for me is, would I use it? I have to say no. I trust simple solutions that I know work which is why I will lean towards boiling. Keep in mind that the majority of my drinking of water in the wild is while camping. I have a good idea of the overall cleanliness of those sources. (chemicals from field runoff, proximity industry. That said, you never know if a company is breaking the law by illegal dumping.

I have yet had to evacuate an area like when Katrina hit New Orleans. And my general rule of thumb is to seek out running water first versus stagnant pools and lakes that have been used for boating. If the water is coming from a waterfall, I try to look at the area above the falls. I look for local wildlife as well. Raccoon and muskrat tracks by the shore. Are there large crawdads in the water? What size and types of fish can I see? If there is only a couple small carp and catfish and no schools of minnows (or no fish or other wildlife at all to be found), And I know that there are farms in the area, I would rather not trust the water period if I have other options. Again, keep in mind that I live in SW Ohio which is Eastern US Woodlands. I can afford to be more picky about water sources in the wild.

Ultimately survival comes down to knowledge. Learn what you can, practice what you learn. That is how knowledge becomes wisdom, by making it experience and evaluating the results as to the usefulness to you.

Best example I could give would be if I was to gather up some things and walk to Semper's house. It is about 630 miles by best estimate. I figure it would take 2 months to walk there averaging 10 miles per day. Why just 10 miles per day? Two reasons, I have two sets mountains to cross and I know there will be at least once per week that I will not be traveling and will instead be hunting and fishing so I have not only the calories but the protein to repair muscles to keep walking as well as general rest.

Nearly every outdoor cooking video will show people cooking Ramen Noodles. Why? Because it is cheap, light, easy to pack and easy to cook. However it is just filler for your stomach to take the edge off. The 20 cent package has a total of 380 calories. A 200lbs man walking 3 mph will burn 396 calories in one hour. So yeah, there will be weight loss by just eating Ramen.

posted on Mar, 28 2011 @ 06:07 PM
reply to post by Ahabstar

Hey, thanks for getting back to me, I appreciate it. I just wanted some kind of confirmation from someone that has a heck of a lot more experience with this than I do. Like I said before I was a little leary of that process to begin with. I'm not at all fond of a chemical solution to a problem that can be solved in a more natural way.

PS - Love the new avatar!

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