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How to Make Concrete

Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here again, Survivors, and today on part two of our three-part series on how to build a bunker, we’ll be looking at how to make concrete. Concrete is essential for any home defense strategy, especially in an environment where hostile parties may try to enter your property. By knowing how to create concrete on your own, you can continue building and fortifying your property without having to worry about exposing yourself by venturing out into a city to obtain supplies, if they are even there. Read on to learn about the next steps to making your concrete.

Collecting Your Materials

Concrete is a mixture of cement and gravel, along with sand and water. However, not all sand is the same. You can of course use sand from your yard or from a nearby source, but you will want to make sure to filter our all small particles, such as pebbles, from it. Once you have this, you will want to set it aside and keep it separate from the gravel, which can be obtained from breaking up brocks if you don’t have rocks nearby. You will want to make sure the pieces are pea-sized or smaller, which will make it easier to integrate with your concrete. You can of course experiment with larger sizes in future batches to find the mix that is ideal for your needs.

Mixing the Ingredients

However, the mix of all these ingredients can be hard to find on your own if you aren’t sure. You’ll want to make sure that you at least have an even mix of sand and gravel. You can slowly add more sand and gravel as necessary. While you might decide differently, most people will settle on a 3-2-1 gravel-sand-cement mix. You’ll find that this can be easier to work with than other mixes, which may set too quickly, or not fast enough, thus losing their shape before you are ready for it to do so.

Test the Concrete

Once you have mixed your concrete together, it’s important to test it before beginning to use it. You will want it to have a doughy consistency, so that it can be worked into shapes. You may have to add more water or cement to your mixture if you have too much of the other components. Once common way to check and see if the concrete is suitable for use is by pouring water on a sample of concrete. If the concrete settles under the water, it isn’t absorbing the water. However, if it gets cloudy, you will need to add more cement and sand.

How to Grow Peanuts

Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here with another skill to help you survive and thrive when SHTF. Growing your food is essential to surviving any extended situation when you are cut off from outside supplies, which can occur for any reason. A weather event or other disturbance can delay shipments to local stores, few, if any of which have supplies which can last more than two days. Growing your own food is a practical skill that can come in handy at any stage of your survivalist journey. Learn about why this skill is vital for your survival now.

Collecting Your Seeds

It may seem surprising, but you can obtain peanut seeds which can yield you crops for years to come, along with true food security, by simply visiting your local grocery store. Select whole, unroasted peanuts, and you can use the seeds inside to grow your own crops. It is important not to damage the red skin around each peanut, or you could expose the seed to diseases. However, once you have even a handful, you could be on the path to food security for years to come.

Planting the Seeds

Once you have the seeds you would like to use for your crop, plant them in about two inches of soil. You will want to plant them in areas with high amounts of sunlight and will want to keep the well-watered. It’s better to plant the near the end of winter, but peanuts can grow indoors as well. Make sure each plant is about 8 to 10 inches from the nest one to give you the maximum ability to grow plants without them crowding one another out. As nitrogen-fixing plants, these can even increase the quality of your soil all on their own, and are ideal crops if you need to rotate.

Growing the Peanut

It will take about 130 days or so to harvest your peanut crop after you have planted it. This can be sooner or later depending on what breed you select. The crops are safe for harvest after the flowers have bloomed and once the leaves begin to yellow, which will be about three weeks after the flowers die. You will want to make sure to thoroughly clean your harvested crop before you store or consume them in order to avoid disease. Peanuts are an important source of protein, and along with a starch, such as a potato, can help to form most of a balanced diet.

 

How to Grow Onions

Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here again, taking a look today at growing your own food. Food security is of prime importance for any survivalist, but you won’t be able to survive long on dried rations alone. Growing your own food will be necessary in any extended emergency scenario if you can’t rely on venturing into urban areas to obtain new supplies. They can also serve as ideal trade goods and stores of value.

Even in an emergency that falls just shy of TEOTWAWKI, modern supply chains run on razor-thin margins. The slightest disturbance can mean delays in shipments, which can quickly lead to long lines and unrest. One way to avoid being vulnerable to disturbances like these is to grow your own food. Onions keep well in long-term storage and provide easy-to-use seed of another crop. Let’s get started on looking at how to grow onions.

Preparing Your Seeds

To grow onions, you can either obtain seeds, transplants existing plants, or plant sets. If you have seeds, it will be important to plant them near the end of winter, about six weeks after the last frost. If you are growing them indoors, you can plant them year-round, so long as they are well-watered. Plant the seeds about ½ an inch below the soil. Scrape the nearby soil to remove ay weeds, and then in about six weeks when the plant has sprouted, lay down some much to provide further protection and nutrients. Your onions should receive about one inch of water on a weekly basis, which can protect them from drying out and cracking.

Using Scraps

Growing onions from kitchen scraps is very easy. Simply cut the roots off the bottom while leaving about hand an inch of onion on top. Then, take this outside and place it in a well-lit piece of land, then cover it with soil. Water it occasionally, and soon you will see a green shoot rise from the ground. After about two months, the onion should be fully formed, or close to it, and will be ready for harvest. The best part is you can re-use the same bit of root that you used to grow the onion again and again!

How to Build a Bunker

Greetings, Survivors! Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here, and for this third installment of out three-part series on how to build a bunker, we’ll take a look at ways you can use the cement and concrete you’ve created. A bunker can be a sound investment in your future, but you have to build it right, or it can just as easily trap you as it can defend you. Learn about the steps that go into creating a safe and effective bunker, and you can be sure that your future is in the best hands possible.

Designing Your Bunker

One of the most important steps in constructing your bunker will happen before you ever pout any concrete. You’ll have to have a good design before making any commitments. You’ll want to make sure that you dig deep enough to avoid any confusion in your bunker which could hamper its effectiveness in defending you. You’ll want to make sure that it conforms to your broader survival strategy. Is this your main bunker, or a satellite installation? Do you plan to stay here permanently if the need arises, or is this a place where you can quickly hide from intruders? Clarifying the purpose of your bunker early on will make construction easier.

Digging

This is a surprisingly complicated part of bunker construction, so it’s important to take every step necessary to get what you need before you begin building. If you are digging a simple bunker, you may be able to do much of the work by hand. However, if you are making a more elaborate construction, you’ll want to obtain heavy equipment, which can be useful for quickly moving earth. You’ll want to make sure that you call the local utility company before you dig to avoid power lines which you might disturb, or which could injure you.

Building

Once you have settled on the specifics, you can get to work actually building your bunker. You’ll want to avoid wood, and simply opt for brick or cinder blocks if you need structures to build around. However, by laying out frames for your concrete, you can easily construct the bunker you want by pouring a little bit of concrete at a time. You can pour your concrete into whatever shapes you want, to create tunnels, mazes to confuse attackers, watchtowers and more. You can also use it to build walls around your bunker and to reinforce the roof, which needs to be strong to deter attackers and to provide protection from a wide variety of threats.

Once you have created your bunker, you can rest assured knowing that you’ve taken a grate lap toward securing your property and life from dangers. You can visit your bunker any time to make sure it is adequately stocked and will serve you in your time of need.

Growing Potatoes Off the Grid

Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here, and today we’ll be looking again at how to grow your own food. One of the greatest skills you will have is feeding yourself in a SHTF scenario, and potatoes are an old standby which thrive in a number of harsh environments that less hardy crops like wheat simply cannot survive. Even better, potatoes are easy to raise and require little to no upkeep compared to other crops.

Getting Seeds for Your Crops

You can obtain potato seeds from commercial suppliers, but be sure to select an heirloom variety, which may have better resistance to diseases which can befall monoculture crops. Doing so can serve as yet another bulwark against threats which can affect your ability to survive without civilization. You can also grow potatoes from a whole potato you purchase at the grocery story. To do so, simply find a potato that has a few little sprouts growing out of it, which will show you it has not been subjected to sterilizing radiation. You will want to cut the potato into pieces, with each piece have an eye of its own.

Preparing Your Crop

When growing potatoes, you can simply plant the seeds in about one inch of topsoil, or you can spread out the individual pieces of potato around under about an inch of soil within hilled rows, which can protect them from the elements and some pests. You can also lay down straw on top of the potato seeds after you have buried them to you kill weeds and provide a safeguard against mice. However, you can also try to grow your crop in raised beds, which may give larger yields, but will take much more effort to create initially. Make sure you plant the potatoes about a foot apart to give them the space they need to grow.

Growing Your Crop

Growing your potato crop will take 2-4 months, depending on growing conditions. You will want to keep them adequately watered, which can be difficult if you do not have access to ready supplies. You could use a drip irrigation system, which can preserve water and help you save time and effort, though it has a larger startup cost. Your plants will be ready once the have flowered, about two to three weeks after doing so. Dig up the potatoes that you need as you need them to preserve the life of your plant and to get more, bigger potatoes. Save some to serve as seed for your next crop.

Growing potatoes is a simple and effective way to declare food independence, and can help you survive and extend your supplies without relying on outside sources for aid. Your potatoes are hardy survivors, and can help you become just the same.

 

Growing Plants Indoors

Hello again, Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here to talk about growing plants indoors. In any emergency situation, the ability to survive without relying on the outside economy can make all the difference between whether or not you survive or fail. Any event can disrupt modern supply chains, and depending on what caused the emergency, it may not be safe to go outside. A biological, chemical or radiological attack can contaminate a wide area for years and could isolate you from much of the outside world. Learning how to grow plants indoors is a vital skill that can give you a leg up against the competition and could make the difference between your success and failure.

Using Pots

One of the easiest ways to grow plants indoors is to use some pots. There’s really no limit to how many you can have inside your home aside from the space you have available. You can use a few large pots, some trellises for plants with runners, or tall racks with long pots. These can make the most out of the space you have if you plan on intensively farming indoors. You will want to make sure that you can get enough light for your plants. In addition, you will need to keep them well-watered, which can introduce molding problems if you are not careful, due to increased humidity.

Building a Greenhouse

If you are set on launching a bigger indoor growing operation, you’ll want to invest in a separate greenhouse. Building one can be a relatively simple matter of finding a bit of land you can set aside and deciding on what kind of greenhouse you would like. There are several different varieties that you can choose from. You can find a relatively simple, disposal one at many home hardware stores or gardening stores. However, if you want to create a more elaborate construction, you’ll need to build a wood or PVC frame, find a ventilation system to filter out contaminants, obtain a power supply, and also install an irrigation system. While a disposable greenhouse can cost $100 or less, a more elaborate one can easily cost somewhere in the five figures.

Deciding on the best ways to grow food before a crisis hits can help you better survive one with the right tools. Starting ahead of time is the best way to prepare yourself for any crisis that may occur.

Misdirect the Golden Horde

Hello everyone! Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here again, and today I’d like to talk to you about what you should do to misdirect the Golden Hode after TEOTWAWKI. This is part two of a two-part series. What is a Golden Horde? This is a mass of people who weren’t smart and prepared like we are, leaving them to roam the streets in search of YOUR BELONGINGS. First, the Gold Horde will mostly prey on the easiest targets, especially individuals and small groups and especially in the beginning. Why? They’re trying to protect themselves.

 

What You’ll Need to Do

 

Be Invisible

This is the best option. YOU DO NOT EXIST. You and your “place.” No one can see it. You might get stumbled across, but if they can’t see you from their routes, they won’t know the chance to pilfer your supplies, or harm you, is there. Invisibility might be literally being out of sight or minimizing invitation while in plain sight.

 

LITERALLY OUT OF SIGHT

Preferably your “place” is out of sight from main and even minor routes of travel. It’s safer to be off the beaten path. The chances aren’t gone though. Don’t convince yourself you’re every safe. That fear will keep you ALIVE.

 

You’re not immune from problems caused by a terrible collapse of infrastructure and distribution. There will be too many unprepared for this eventuality. Stocking your “place” and growing your own crops, being as self-reliant as you can, is the way to survive.

 

Minimizing Unintentional Invitation

While there might be little you can do to deter a large organized horde from pillaging systematically across an area, you may be able to redirect smaller groups or individuals more easily, avoiding unintentional invitation. Again, a single person or a small group will be seeking easy opportunity. So, don’t be one.

 

You could try to “gray out” your “place” to make it dull and blend in or to appear useless. You could also make your “place” look threating so they’ll move along. Both have their pros and cons.

  • Blending in: For instance, you might think a place that looks abandoned could be an invitation for “lookers” who feel safe to check it out. On the other hand, the non-descript look could cause people to overlook it believe it holds no promise.
  • Threat of force: A defensible fortress will likely deter individuals and small groups. However, it most certainly signals there are supplies there. You might be opening yourself up to a more strategic attack and action from larger groups.

 

The Right Combination

Nothing’s going to work 100% of the time. Your SAFETY DEPENDS ON EXTREME PREPAREDNESS.

Being ”grayed out” and unremarkable is typically preferred. But you’re going to want to be backed up with a strong defensible position as well, with a solid way to DEFEND YOURSELF. Also, a backup plan to leave quickly, even just temporarily, if things get out of hand will be crucial. Have cache somewhere else to get you by in the meantime.

 

To Enhance Your Invisibility

  • DO NOT MAKE ANY NOISE. Keep as quiet as you can to avoid attracting attention
  • Be wary of the smells you make, food cooking, smoke, etc.
  • Smoke can also be seen from far away.
  • SOLAR PANELS, they’ll be a commodity. But try to keep them unseen from the main point of approach.
  • Keep light to a minimum at night.
  • HIDE YOUR SUPPLIES. Don’t keep them in plain sight.

 

Setting up a Security Patrol

You’re going to need to keep your security in mind AT ALL TIMES. Think about this:

  • Do you have enough people to do shift?
  • Get yourself a good NIGHT VISION DEVICE, it’s a game changer and force multiplier.
  • Create a plan for how to treat a threat, escaping, fighting, hiding, etc.
  • ADEQUATE HARDWARE.

 

Are you ready to face the Golden Horde? Let me, Rob Raskin of Las Vegas, know how you plan to prepare in the comments below.

Beware the Golden Horde

Hello everyone! Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here to tell you what you need to know about the dangerous Golden Horde.

 

Who, or what, is the “Golden Horde?”

The prepper community uses the phrase to describe the expected swarms of chaotic and some prepared persons, groups, and “gangs” who will be wandering the streets, hunting, and even looting and pillaging for food and supplies after a major global social and infrastructural breakdown. They’ll be unburdened by the Rule of Law.

 

Under extreme conditions people will desperately move outward on the hunt for food, supplies, and more. Many will take advantage of a World Without Laws. It’ll be dangerous for sure.

 

There will be hordes of varying numbers prowling for supplies in your region. How might the Golden Horde be redirected so you don’t encounter them or be pillaged by them?

 

To Avoid the Golden Horde

All efforts should be made to avoid confrontation with them. Looters and angry mobs can extremely ugly and dangerous fast. If there is any chance of a Golden Horde forming in your area, no matter how large or small, you need a plan action.

 

Their Sizes

There will be individuals alone, small groups of just a few, and larger, more organized groups of dozens of individuals. There may even be “platoon” size units up to 30 or so. You get the idea.

 

As people’s supplies run out, some will forage for survival. Some will scavenge. Some will approach others for help. Still others will become extremely desperate, demanding, and forceful. Doing whatever they need to survive will make any size group a threat.

 

The Ruthless Element will establish their own groups, tribes, and gangs. Some of the desperate will join them to get their own “piece of the pie.” The danger will only increase.

 

Do you have a plan in place for how you will deal with the Golden Horde when it approaches? Let me, Rob Raskin, know in the comments!

Edible Desert Plants

Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here again, and today we’ll be looking at edible desert plants. When the supply chain fails, either due to a short-term or long-term disturbance, it’s importance to be able to be truly self-sufficient. While Las Vegas has a reputation for being a major tourist destination, it also has an abundance of natural food options for survivalists to thrive off of.  Learning about these can save your life during any bugout scenario, and just might help you survive even in less dire circumstances.

Pinion Pines

The seeds of this tree can form a nutritious meal and are a good source of fat and protein. Even better, they’re easy to harvest! Simply collect a few cones and shake the seeks out, and you could have a ready-made snack.

Yucca

This majestic plant has edible roots, flowers and seeds, and can be found throughout the Las Vegas area.

Dandelion

The humble dandelion can be found on yards all across the Valley, but most people don’t know they’re also edible. You can eat the young leaves as part of a salad or simmer the root to create a coffee substitute.

Mesquite

The beans of this plant can be processed to make flour, which can be baked into cakes. They are ideal for long-term storage as well.

Juniper

The berries of this tree are edible and can also be used to create alcohol, which can be vital for preservation, cleaning, and trade.

Cattail

Found in more march environments, such as near the ls Vegas Wetlands, this plant’s tubers, roots, flowers and pollen are all edible.

It’s important to know which plants are good for survival, because many poisonous plants look very similar to edible ones. Eating one wrong plant can lead to adverse consequences, and the last thing you want to have during any disaster scenario is a medical emergency. Learning how to best identify and prepare wild plants for meals early on can save you from sickness and can be one more skill to add to your toolkit, and could give you the advantage you need to survive in the wild.

 

 

 

 

 

How People are Being Controlled by Food Supply

Greetings, folks! Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here, and today I want to talk about how our food supply is being controlled by a conglomerate of government and corporation. Unfortunately, too often these entities have liberal agendas that keep people restrained, compliant, and subservient. Henry Kissinger once said, “Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.” Preppers beware: when the time comes to stockpile your food supply, know what you’re putting in your reserve inventory. You may just be gathering the very things that could cause you harm, not health. On top of that, it’s vital even before TEOTWAWKI hits to know what your own government is up to while it tries to control you by controlling the food supply. And here are a few ways they are doing that.

 

CODEX ALIMENTARIUS

The United Nations, backed by the World Health Organization, have adopted this global “food code” by a regulated set of international standards of practice, guidelines, food production, and food safety. But this is deception. You can read more about it here, where you will discover just how it’s being pushed onto Americans and threatening our freedom and health with only money, power, and GMOs at the heart of their designs.

 

GMOs

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not only killing people, but they are also being pushed on us by the same government/liberal corporate consortium designed on controlling our foods. Non-GMO crops are being converted and engineered food is replacing organic food. Public outcry against GMO foods is at an all-time high, and we’re catching wind of their dirty liberal tricks. Do your best to be aware or ask a prepper what specific kinds of foods to stockpile.

 

Chemtrails

Here’s another way they’re trying to get us to use GMO products. Because chemtrails cause geoengineering, they are affecting our crops. The liberal agenda wants us to believe in global warming, so they drop chemicals into the air trying to prevent it, but it winds up destroying our organic food. Certain seeds won’t grow with these chemicals, but GMO seeds will. More control by a crooked system of government and liberal baloney.

 

Ethanol and Other Chemicals

More global warming garbage has led to the use of ethanol, a manmade chemical compound intended for use as a “clean-burning” fuel source. But our farmland is being used to harvest ethanol, NOT crops we actually NEED. Same with xenoestrogens being put into our foods by globalist frauds, along with dangerous chemicals like barium, thorium, aluminum salts, polymer fibers, and silicon carbide.

 

Refuse to accept the propaganda perpetrated by government and corporations with a liberal agenda! Let’s have a discussion about what we can do to combat the destruction and control of our food supply. Let me, Rob Raskin, know what you’re thinking. Leave some comments below!