Wound care and guidelines when to use Steri Strips for closure or to Suture

Hypothetical question: One thing I’ve been wondering is – Will I be able to actually sew myself back up if something happens that requires that? I’ve got the suture kits, steri strips, everything to clean the wounds or whatever, but, can I pull off stitching myself up? – ‘Nailbanger’   That question from a reader here on MSB inspired another to answer with some great insight and guidelines. I chose to post it here separately in case others missed it.   The reply from one of

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Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the company Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), in Idaho.


North American Van Lines has released their latest U.S. internal migration map.  This is more confirmation on the demographic changes that we’ve been mentioning in the blog for several years. Increasingly, Americans are voting with their feet!

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Westward bound! More and more Americans are leaving the East Coast and heading west because it’s ‘cheaper, warmer and easier to find a job’

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Reader Chris F. sent a link to a map showing which States have no … Continue reading →

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“The structure of the Second Amendment within the Bill of Rights proves that the right to bear arms is an individual right, rather than a collective one

The collective rights’ idea that the Second Amendment can only be viewed in terms of state or federal power “ignores the implication that might be drawn from the Second, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments: the citizenry itself can be viewed as an important third component of republican governance as far as it stands ready to defend republican liberty against the depredations of the other two structures, however futile that might appear as a practical matter.” – Sanford Levinson, The Embarrassing Second Amendment, 99 YALE L.J. 637, 651 (1989).

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods: – SurvivalBlog.com

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. How secure are your water sources? There is a looming water crises and you need to make sure you have your bases covered.

Eye Bleeding Outbreak

Uganda’s Health Ministry finally confirmed that they may be facing a large scale outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. They also fear a large scale pandemic of this disease. Emergency response teams are being deployed to the districts of Nakaseke and Luweero. While only the nine year-old girl has succumbed to the disease in Uganda, three people in neighboring South Sudan have also died of the disease. The disease is spread to humans via tick bites or contact with raw meat and infected animal blood immediately after slaughter. It’s … Continue reading →

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The Nickel Iron battery from ‘Iron Edison’ is an updated version of Thomas Edison’s battery design that he considered to be nearly perfect

For off grid energy storage and renewable energy systems, this battery will likely be the last one you’ll ever buy. Why? Because it’s nearly indestructible! Edison’s battery recipe used iron oxide and nickel hydrate, without the corrosive acid-based electrolyte used in today’s lead acid batteries. The result was the long life Nickel-Iron-Alkaline cell. The Nickel Iron battery features the longest life span of any battery ever invented. You might want to read that again…   Advantages of

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Off Solar Alternative

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Precious metals, dehydrated food, bug out cabins, and surplus everything are some of things that may spring to mind, thanks to pop culture and the media, when you mention prepping to someone who isn’t familiar with the topic

Those were the things that I thought of too, when I first began looking into how I could be more prepared for an emergency or disaster I might face back when I was fresh out of college.

When I Moved To A Big City

Back when I was a naive graduate who moved to a big city with student debt on my back, one room in a small shared apartment to call home, and extremely limited resources, a lot of the information I was finding did not apply to me or my living situation. I’m not starting a homestead or prepping a house for a family. I was one guy in his … Continue reading →

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1 cup catsup
1tbs Worcestershire sauce
2 or 3 drops bottle hot pepper sauce
1 cup water
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp celery seed
1 tbs instant minced onion

Combine ingredients into a pot.
Cover and simmer on low 2 to 3 hours.

Good on spareribs, chicken, pork chops, and sliced roast beef.

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On January 14th, 1784, the Continental Congress ratified the Second Treaty of Paris, ending the War for Independence

In the document, which was known as the Second Treaty of Paris because the Treaty of Paris was also the name of the agreement that had ended the Seven Years’ War in 1763, Britain officially agreed to recognize the independence of its 13 former colonies as the new United States of America.

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To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans

Steadily, we work on meeting our prepping goals. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities. They also often share their planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, property improvements, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy and be ready!


Dear SurvivalBlog Readers,

We’ve had another quiet week, here at the Rawles Ranch.  Most of our energy has been directed at homeschooling and Bible study. Our #1 Daughter also got some more experience with baking. The incremental firewood and hay hauling … Continue reading →

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