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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!

Your Barter Stockpile: Part Four

Welcome to the last in a four-part series of posts from me, Rob Raskin of Las Vegas, about perfecting your barter stockpile. You’ve started to learn more about holding onto some more “unnecessary” items like cigarettes and booze, here we’ll talk about a few last items that will be prized as post-collapse luxuries. These items will make you the King of the Barter Economy in the world after a long-term disaster. So…LET’S GET PREPPED!!

 

Condoms

While they aren’t required for survival, these will be sought-after luxury items when you want to avoid the consequences of not using them post-collapse. We will continue to have sex following a disaster and protection from pregnancy and STDs is needed. If you’re the one with the condom stockpile for barter, you’ll be quite popular. You can get bulk options online easily. Hold on to some for yourself and keep a stockpile set aside for bartering.

 

Lighters and Matches

The need for these items is pretty self-explanatory, but keep in mind that like condoms and some of the other items mentioned, would most valuable for barter following a major and long-term EOTWAWKI event.  Stockpiling smaller amounts of several barter items can be the best option. Lighters can work for a while, but they’ll run dry eventually, so also get waterproof and regular easy strike matches. To ensure your matches last, put them in a tight storage container with a desiccant, like those silica gel packs that come in new shoes and the like. Next time you buy pair of sturdy boots, save the packages for your matches. You can also buy them online here.

 

When TEOTWAWKI happens, THE PREPARED SURVIVE! We won’t have as much time as you think. Get going on your stockpiles today. And as always, STAY PREPARED, STAY SAFE!!

 

What survival barter Items do have you stockpiled? Share your thoughts and comments with me, Rob Raskin, in the comments!

Your Barter Stockpile: Part Three

Hello, Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here! You’ve been learning all about how to stock up on items that can make bartering after the inevitable collapse easier and more successful. This is part three of the series and we’ll cover a few more supplies you should definitely keep some extra of, so you can use them to get things you’re running low on. And remember, WHEN YOU’RE PREPARED, YOU’RE SAFE! This is part three of a four-part series, so be sure to check back for more!

 

Toilet Paper, Diapers, and Tampons

These items are always in demand especially following the aftermath of both short-term and long-term disasters. Yes, substitutions like a cloth or even leaves can be made, and that’s what makes toilet paper a luxury in this situation and preferred by nearly everyone. Tampons and pads will fit that same situation. Yes, substitutions can be made but these will be highly prized if you have them. Diapers are also highly sought-after. If you have a baby, plan to, or someone in your prepper group does, investigate cloth diapers and maybe stock up on the supplies for them as well as disposables.

 

Coffee, Tobacco, and Booze

Yup, we want this stuff. It’s good for morale and when we’re living post-collapse it will be that much more important. Bags of vacuum-sealed tobacco have the longest shelf life. Brewing your own alcohol will make you very popular. You can learn how to do it here(link to your article). However, it will also likely increase your odds of being robbed, so security will be crucial. Right now, there are laws about brewing your own alcohol and you’d be best sticking to them. After a major collapse however, you won’t have to worry about them.

 

These stockpile supplies are good for your own uses and extra can make you that much more able to barter successfully. In the last post in the series, we’ll round out the list of these necessary items.

 

Let me, Rob Raskin, know what items you plan to stock pile when TEOTWAWKI happens in the comments!