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Archive for January, 2009

Autoimmune disorders and breastfeeding

Posted by Kevin Felts On January 31, 2009 Comments Off

Before we get started, I (Kevin) am not a medical professional. What has been posted here is my opinion, and is not medical advice. Do not even consider this article as medical advice, because its not – its jut my non-professional opinion. There was an interesting article on the British Broadcasting Company website about Autoimmune  [ Read More ]

George A. Romeros Diary of the Dead

Posted by Kevin Felts On January 29, 2009 Comments Off

First impressions – this is a pretty good zombie flick. Maybe not a great movie, but it is good. Diary of the Dead addresses some real issues that would face our society if a wide spread disaster were to strike. During the 1918 flu pandemic, governments did not want want the public to know that  [ Read More ]

Survival Quiz – ID these tracks.

Posted by Kevin Felts On January 22, 2009 Comments Off

This tracks were found along a shallow creek in East Texas. What kind of tracks do you think they are? Location: East Texas, just north of Beaumont Date: January 18th, 2008

16 gallon portable water solution

Posted by Kevin Felts On January 14, 2009 Comments Off

Every survivalist should consider some kind of portable water solution. Whether this is 5 gallon buckets, 7 gallon drums or like in this video, 16 gallon drums. The drum in this video will hold 16 gallons of water, but I only put 15 gallons in it. This is to leave a little head room. These  [ Read More ]

Valkyrie with Tom Cruise and political party loyalty

Posted by Kevin Felts On January 12, 2009 Comments Off

This past Saturday my wife and I went to go see Valkyrie with Tom Cruise. The movie was pretty good and gets a rating B+ or A-. Not enough political movies are made of our recent human history. If people will not pay attention to their government, maybe the big screen can help put the  [ Read More ]

Baby food considerations after a disaster

Posted by Kevin Felts On January 10, 2009 Comments Off

One consideration that is often over looked is baby food. Even though baby food is artifical food, and should be avoided, feeding infants after a disaster should be a serious consideration.

In the “real” world there is no such thing as baby food. There are no trees that grow jars of baby food, there are no baby food seeds that can be planted to grow a baby food plant. The only natural food for infants and babies is breast milk. Everything else is artificial food.

With this in mind, mothers that breast feed have a distinct advantage over mothers that do not breast feed. In the event of a disaster, mothers that breast feed their infants do not have to worry about formula, bottles or nipples. This means that infants that are breast feed have a better chance of survival in the event of some kind of wide spread or long term disaster.

Questions about survival gear

Posted by Kevin Felts On January 7, 2009 Comments Off

If you have a question about survival gear, then visit the survival gear forum. Regardless if your looking for candles, flashlights, bug out bags (BOBs), alice packs, molle packs, or anything else, the community is there to help you. It does not matter what kind of disaster your preparing for – whether its a hurricane,  [ Read More ]

Survival gear neoprene gloves

Posted by Kevin Felts On January 5, 2009 Comments Off

Neoprene gloves are my preference for cold weather. But these are only good to around 30 degrees. Once the temperature reaches the mid 30′s, I have a pair of thin, insulated gloves that I put on, and then pull the neoprene gloves over them. The rubber of the Neoprene allows the gloves to stretch over  [ Read More ]

Plans for 2009

Posted by Kevin Felts On January 3, 2009 Comments Off

As I look back 0n 2008, I also look forward to 2009. Over the past few months I have not been my usual self. Korey (my son) got a deer this hunting season, and so far that is all we have gotten is that one deer. Tomorrow is the last day of regular deer season,  [ Read More ]