In the chapter “Survival Gardens”, the art of growing produce is in itself a feat to master without supply chain fertilizers, pesticides, pest control, and pressurized water for irrigation. If we are slightly successful to achieve any source of yield then the question becomes how do we store it? When vegetables and fruit are ripe, there is a short period before rot and decay sets in and all that we worked so hard for is lost… and winter in coming. We will cover the arts of canning, the types of foods to process for storage and how aborigines who lived on the North American continent stored grain for thousands of years with no government, no schooling or any form of industrialization yet survived drought, floods and natural disasters without wiping out the human race.
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Batteries Power Storage Units (PSU)
NOTE: When dismantling any battery, there is a level of toxicity and exposure to acid. NEVER open up a battery and remove the electrolyte. There are many types of flooded batteries that use toxic metals. SurvivorDuty will only demonstrate the less harmful simple flooded lead acid and nickel iron batteries. This website is dedicated to inform the reader concerning reconditioning in a time of crises but the reader should NEVER attempt what is demonstrated here for batteries are cheap and available to replace as new then to dismantle an aged battery that will offer no benefit to the user.
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If you read our post “HOW TO BUY A REAL BUCKING CROSSCUT SAW,” a simple flat carbon steel saws may be inexpensive, easy to fabricate, cheaply produced, but I would not recommend using them for logging or bucking all the time, but I would recommend hanging them on a wall for a showcase. I have acquired an authentic, 2 person lanced tooth pattern, straight back bucking saw from my area, a historical logging county, around the 1940’s. The bucking saw I have is flat carbon steel saw, a poor man’s saw at that time. This saw is rusted, the set is off, and worn. Inexpensive saws of the 1940’s and same as today, they do cut wood, for short duty life, yet they are NOT Survivor Duty quality for they are supply chain dependent. See Figure (1).
Continue reading Why Is A Taper Ground, Champion Tooth Saw The Best?
Asteroid called 2016 QA2 back in August 2016 and asteroid AG13 this January 2017 miss our planet only by a few hundred miles. These objects were both in the same class, over 100 feet in diameter, but so small in the vastness of space that there’s almost nothing we can do to detect them. Even a rock over 100 feet in diameter can still cause a lot of damage even to the point of sustained infrastructure disruption depending on the impact zone. The blast of such meteors burning through our atmosphere would be about 30 times as powerful as the atomic bomb dropped at Hiroshima. The impact to the surface of the earth would depend on the decent angle of the object. Most asteroids have shallow angles of attack and would simply skip across the earth’s atmosphere then back out to space, but not all of them, and we are not always that lucky.
Continue reading Asteroids missed the Earth by less than a quarter of the distance to the Moon in 2016 and 2017
As of December 2016, as reported by the Associated Press, the Campi Flegrei volcano, near the Italian city of Naples, is building up for an eruption. But this is not a volcano like a Mount St. Helens, but a possible cataclysmic caldera-forming eruption. An eruption so devastating that in its past, caused mass extinctions around the world with its “nuclear” like winters.
Continue reading 2016: A Supervolcano, Campi Flegrei, WILL Erupt as a Cataclysmic Event!