Homesteading and Survivalism

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Month: September 2009

Woodville Texas Women In The Outdoors Event

Deep East Texas Chapter Women In The Outdoors Event Event Date: Oct 10, 2009 Location: Magnolia Ridge Park, Woodville, TX Contact: Wendy Baker Email: texaswendybaker @ yahoo.com Download the PDF flyer from this link to register. Some of the activities include: Self Defense: This is an active, hands on course, wear comfortable clothing and supportive […]

Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy for a warm weather pack

maxpedition pygmy falcon-iiThis is a Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy that is used for a warm weather pack. Its just big enough for a day long hike, or a light weight overnight camping pack.

One of the questions I have been asked, “what makes a pack a warm weather pack?” In my opinion, its the packs size – its so small you can not carry spare clothing. In a cold weather camping or hiking situation, you will probably want to bring extra clothing, maybe a hat gloves, extra socks,,,, the usual stuff that hikers and campers my need in cold weather.

In hot weather you can take clothing off, in cold weather you have to have extra clothing to put it on. If the extra clothing is not in the pack, there is nothing to put on.

Quick survival kit

Take an Altoids tin and put the following items in it. anti-biotic ointment paper clips zip ties birthday candles – the kind you can not blow out safety pins ibuprofen or naproxen sodium 500mg vitamin C tablets dietary multivitamin supplement and mineral usb drive 8GB – with important files on it stick of white chalk  […]

Water Moccasins and Copperheads

For people that do not get into the woods very much, getting a copperhead and a water moccasin mixed up might be an easy thing to do. So what this article is going to do is give a basic run down on both types of snakes. The examples that ae going to be covered are […]

Tips on making sausage

In this video we interview a local butcher that shows how sausage is made.

We start out with some pork trimmings, that are put into a grinder, mixed with spices and ground into something like pan sausage. Its then put into a stuffing machine where the meat is forced into the sausage casing. The sausage is smoked at about 180 degrees for about 14 hours. The butcher uses red oak during the smoking process.

H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Information

Some information about the H1N1 vaccine. Persons who will need the vaccine: • pregnant women • healthcare workers • emergency responders • household members and caregivers of children under the age of 6 months • anyone 6 months to 24 years of age • adults age 25 – 64 with chronic medical conditions such as […]

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