Weekly Survival Reader (May 20-24)

This new feature at Prep-Blog.com is a single webpage where you can access our continually growing list of top posts, articles, and resources for prepping and survival. The list is organized on a daily basis. And we’ll be adding a post at the end of each week (Friday) to summarize the past week’s list of links. Visit our Prepping and Survival Reader page daily, or wait for the weekly post to peruse a set of links for your reading interest.

Friday: 24 May 2013
Today’s links are on the theme of news stories that are of interest to preppers.
* Bloomberg: U.S. Winter-Wheat Crop Trails Forecast as Drought Cuts Output
* NBC News: H7N9 bird flu spreads much like ordinary flu
* Fox News: New York sheriffs voice opposition to strict gun law, seek to join lawsuit
* New York Times: Jobs Data Eases Fears of Economic Slowdown in U.S.
* Daily Caller: Opinion, What’s really behind the ammo shortage?
* The Guardian Express: Earthquake Shakes up Northern California Town
* USA Today: Tax relief proposed for victims of Hurricane Sandy
* USA Today: Tornado had winds over 200 mph
* Yahoo! News: Iran pushes ahead with nuclear plant that worries West
* NOAA News: NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season
* Global Research: Illinois illegally seizes bees resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup; Kills remaining Queens

Thursday: 23 May 2013
* Instructables: DIY Solar Phone Charger (very inexpensive, if you can find the right parts)
* Instructables: DIY 1000 watt wind turbine (not sure this is a full 1 kW)
* Reuters: Iran seeks to speed up nuclear activity (a news story that should worry preppers)
* Patriot Nurse: How to Talk with Women and Newbies about Prepping (there’s a way to do that?)
* Rural Revolution: Five levels of preparedness (very useful; most people are at level zero, not level 4 or 5)
* Willow Haven Outdoor: Creek’s First Primitive Skills Manual (useful new book)
* re: Think Survival: Recognize Potential Threats (Situational Awareness)
* Cheaper Than Dirt: Prepping Skills 101: Bartering and Trading
* Preparedness Advice: Emergency Weather Alert Radios
* Organic Gardening: 5 Inexpensive Ways to Make a Raised Garden Bed
* Primitive Technology: Fire Making & Primitive Cooking

Wednesday: 22 May 2013
In conjunction with today’s blog post, 10 Best Crops for a Survival Garden, this Survival Reader focuses on survival gardening and related foods.
* Utah Preppers: Survival Food: How to Make Parched Corn
* About.com: Grow dry beans on your small farm or homestead
* Urban Garden Magazine: Grow Your Own Quinoa!
* Backwoods Home: Jackie’s tips for hardcore homesteading
* Growing Your Greens: Chufa Nuts and Kakai Hulless Pumpkin Seeds (video)
* Mother Earth News: How to Grow Buckwheat
* Oregon Live: Grow Your Own Peanuts
* Doom and Bloom: Survival Gardening Tips
* Simple Spanish Food: Chufas (Tigernuts) & Horchata de Chufa
* Root Simple: How to Make Soba Noodles

Tuesday: 21 May 2013
* Ceramic Arts Daily: A Simple, Durable, and Cheap Shelving Solution
* TN gun: DIY Bike Generator
* Prepography: OCOKA – A Key Survival Acronym
* Backwoods Survival: How to Keep Pets out of Your Garden
* Mother Earth News: Fertilizing Organically On the Cheap
* Art of Manliness: How to Bug-In: What You Need to Know to Survive a Grid-Down Disaster
* $100 a Month: How To Build A Potato Tower
* My Family Survival Plan: 5 Things Preppers Should Do In The Morning
* Prep-Blog archives: Ten Under-Rated Prepping Items
* Prep-Blog archives: Can Stored Water Go Bad?

Monday: 20 May 2013
* CDC: Tornado Preparedness
* Sigma 3 Survival School: Survival Fishing (video)
* $100 a month: How to Make a Bean Teepee
* Total Survivalist Libertarian Rantfest: Accepting Prudent Risk
* News Story: California law takes effect on microstamping guns (some guns exempt)
* The Daily Green: DIY Backyard Beekeeping: A Guide for Beginners
* The Apartment Prepper: Setting Up a Generator
* Doom and Bloom: Mosquitos and Diseases They Carry
* Today’s Survival Show: Building a basic survival list
* Survival Spot: How Do You Survive An Earthquake: Tips (info graphic)

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