Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Your Medical Library

June 30, 2009 - "Your Medical Library" By Joseph Parish. If we have to evacuate our homes and live in a bug out environment for a period of time it is very unlikely that we will have the luxury of our usual medical professionals. As such it will be entirely our own responsibility to respond to any sort of medical emergency that may arise. The question I would like to pose to you is are your up to that? Click here

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Summer cleaning and a few more survivalist thoughts

June 28, 2009 - "Summer cleaning and a few more survivalist thoughts" By Joseph Parish. If you have ever seen my home you would probably wonder how in the world I managed to put so much junk in such little space, well in all honesty , it isn’t easy. Being a survivalist for so many years it is shocking to discover just how much “stuff” one tends to collect. The worse part is that many of them are duplicates and doubles. Two cook stove, at least two dozen lanterns of various shapes and sizes, abundance of miscellaneous survival supplies and of course the food. Click here

Saturday, June 27, 2009

US swine flu cases may have hit 1 million

June 27, 2009 - "US swine flu cases may have hit 1 million" Health officials estimate that as many as 1 million Americans now have the new swine flu. Lyn Finelli, a flu surveillance official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, voiced the estimate at a vaccine advisory meeting Thursday in Atlanta. Click here

Friday, June 26, 2009

Homemade Topsy Turvy Garden Bag

June 26, 2009 - "Homemade Topsy Turvy Garden Bag" You’ve seen them advertised on the television and you may have been a bit curious as to how well they worked. Most people would like to at least know how well it will serve their purpose prior to spending their money on the products. Here is an item that is the survivalists dream. Imagine being able to grown 200 mouth watering tomatoes from a single hanging plant bag. Here is an excellent plan to make your own that in many cases is actually better then those that you purpose. Click below for the PDF file describing this construction project. Click here

Thursday, June 25, 2009

We Support the Iran Protesters

June 25, 2009 - "We Support the Iran Protesters" By Joseph Parish. Currently as Americans we appreciate and know the true value of being able to protest. Notice my friends that I said currently as considering the present regime which is occupying the White House at this time that freedom experienced by all Americans may unexpectedly come to an abrupt halt in the not so distant future. This in that case would place us in a similar situation as the Iranian students. Click here

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Decline and fall of Private Education

June 23, 2009 - "The Decline and fall of Private Education" By Chuck Norris. There's something the U.S. government doesn't want you to know. And it's come out again in the new Heritage Foundation report on education. It conveys that the general public is increasingly dissatisfied with public schools, with a rising number opting for private education. Click here

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Survival Kit for My Wife and Children after I Die

June 23, 2009 - "Survival Kit for My Wife and Children after I Die" By Joseph Parish. Not being a man of considerable wealth I still would like to leave my wife and children something of great value when I pass on. I can not leave them a vast and luxurious mansion for I haven’t the necessary funds for which to purchase one. I can’t leave then all new cars or attractive bank accounts for I am not rich enough for that act either. Click here

Monday, June 22, 2009

Give them weapons

June 22, 2009 - "Give them weapons" By Joseph Parish. I sit here and read the daily newspaper and watch the evening news on the television and wonder what we are doing wrong. With the current political unrest which is occurring in Iran perhaps we should revert to the dominant policies that were employed by our government in the 60’s. Click here

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Minimal Retreat Requirements

June 21, 2009 - "Minimal Retreat Requirements" By Joseph Parish. When we are in the process of bugging out to our retreat do we really need a spacious home with all the luxuries that we are used to? After all modern inventions tend to use vast sums of energy in order to run properly. Click here

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Is it worth making your own solar Panels

June 20, 2009 - "Is it worth making your own solar Panels?" By Joseph Parish. With the high cost of electricity these days every American family should be seriously considering the possibility of generating their own emergency in some manner. In addition, as a survivalist you may want to have some means of generating power when you are at your retreat. Foremost in popularity are the solar cells that we keep hearing about on our evening newscasts. Click here

Friday, June 19, 2009

Is there a mole living next door to you?

June 19, 2009 - "Is there a mole living next door to you?" By Joseph Parish. Generally the common man has no idea as to what a mole is. I don’t mean those furry little animals which tend to make its home within the ground and destroy your lawn but rather a mole in the sense of international espionage. Click here

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Swine flu in Mexico from U.S. Ex-pat's perspective

June 18, 2009 - "Swine Flu in Mexico from U.S. Ex-Pat’s Perspective" by Caron. My good friend, writer and photographer Paula McDonald, has lived in Mexico for decades, first in Rosarito and now in Puerto Escondido, a small coastal fishing village in southern Mexico. She sent me a note today about what’s happening in Mexico and I thought it was worth sharing: Click here

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

To the Bonny Eagle High School Administration

June 17, 2009 - "To the Bonny Eagle High School Administration" by Joseph Parish. I read with interest at first and then I became a bit irritated regarding the decision by the schools administrators to withhold a student’s diploma merely because he “Blew a Kiss to his mother”. My wife and I raised three boys who are now adults and they were very much devoted to their mother. Even to this day the love flows freely between my sons and my wife. Click here

Emergency Telephone Failure

June 17, 2009 - "Emergency Telephone Failure" By Joseph Parish. Imagine for a moment that you are preparing to make your emergency rounds at 7 PM in the evening. It is just beginning to get dark and when last listening to the police scanner you noted some suspicious activities along your route. You don your proper gear and get ready to embark upon your task when all of a sudden the telephone system goes dead. You no longer have your primary means of communicating with other team members. click here

Bring it on

June 17, 2009 - "Bring it on!" By Joseph Parish. Here is another reminder about the upcoming Riverfest. Are you knowledgeable enough to survive an emergency situation? When was the last time that Delmarva area had major hurricanes with its damaging winds and torrential flooding? Would you know what to do in the event of a hurricane? How would you prepare for a possible violent storm? How would you keep your family members safe if a flood were to hit our area? Would you be able to help your neighbors in the event of an emergency situation? Click here

Thursday, June 11, 2009

HR1444 Obama’s Mandatory Volunteer Bill

June 11, 2009 - "HR1444 Obama’s Mandatory Volunteer Bill" By Joseph Parish. Obviously the man that was elected to the office of president must be a little off his rocker. His latest proposal to destroy our country is his HR1444 bill that is currently before congress. This particular piece of idiotic legislation is Obama’s way of imitating Hitler’s Youth corp. It is a mandatory volunteerism for children. Click here

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Not the proper time for taxing people

June 10, 2009 - "Not the proper time for taxing people" By Joseph Parish. It wasn’t that long ago during the election process that many of our politicians flat out declared that they had no intentions of increasing taxes or of causing additional undo expense on the already overburdened taxpayer. These are the same politicians ranging from the highest seat in our government to those at the city and country level that are having an about face at this time. Click here

A true story

June 10, 2009 - "A True Story" - Delmarva Survival Training salutes this grounded HERO as well as Col. Rosensteel.

Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were. A certain lieutenant colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back. Apparently, an individual who lives somewhere near Luke AFB wrote the local paper complaining about a group of F-16s that disturbed his/her day at the mall.

When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, it must Have stung quite a bit.

The complaint:

Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base:

Whom do we thank for the morning air show? Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 AM, a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet. Imagine our good fortune! Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns early bird special?

Any response would be appreciated.

The response:

Regarding 'A wake-up call from Luke's jets' On June 15, at precisely 9:12 A.M.., a perfectly timed four- ship fly by of F-1 6s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy Fresques. Capt Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on May 30, Memorial Day.

At 9 a. m. on June 15, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend. Based on the letter writer's recount of the fly by, and because of the jet noise, I'm sure you didn't hear the 21-gun salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresquesas I gave them their son's flag on behalf of the President of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured..

A four-ship fly by is a display of respect the Air Force gives to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously, and on June 15 what the letter writer witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their ultimate respects.

The letter writer asks, 'Whom do we thank for the morning air show? The 56th Fighter Wing will make the call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt Fresques, and thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives.

Lt. Col. Grant L. Rosensteel, Jr.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The figures keep rising

June 9, 2009 - "The figures keep rising" By Joseph Parish. A quick glance at the current figures that relate to the flu problem that America is experiencing should rightfully cause all of us some alarm. It appears that the newspapers and the other media are simply down playing the seriousness of this disease. Our own government does not appear to take it too seriously as well. I say this because instead of reporting on its effects on a daily basis now they have extended it to a week. Click here

American Red Cross textbook on First aid

June 9, 2009 - "American Red Cross textbook on First aid". This is a older edition of the American Red Cross First Aid book. It may be old but it certainly can still be useful. This Red Cross manual of instructions would be a good reference book for your survival digital library. Click here

Monday, June 8, 2009

Bring it on

June 8, 2009 - "Bring it on!" By Joseph Parish. Are you knowledgeable enough to survive an emergency situation? When was the last time that Delmarva area had major hurricanes with its damaging winds and torrential flooding? Would you know what to do in the event of a hurricane? How would you prepare for a possible violent storm? How would you keep your family members safe if a flood were to hit our area? Would you be able to help your neighbors in the event of an emergency situation? Click here

Prepare now or forget any help

June 8, 2009 - "Prepare now or forget any help" By Joseph Parish. Summer time is quickly approaching and imagine if you will that you are experiencing one of those all too common summer power outages. The day is exceptionally hot and humid so you and your family decide to pass the day by taking a causal stroll around the neighborhood. However, prior to starting your walk you decide to switch on one of your generators on in order to keep your refrigerator and freezer cold and operating properly. Click here

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Get Your Papers in order now

June 7, 2009 - "Get your papers in order now" By Joseph Parish. I recently was browsing another survival web site and chanced across a comment that was made concerning the Jews during Hitler’s rein in Germany. This response stuck with me and I was allowed to think upon it for some time. The writer basically stated that although there were many of the Jews in Germany who clearly saw what was about to happen in their country they filed to depart to safer havens. The question that was hypothetically proposed was why did they hesitate to leave the country at a time when it was safe for them to do so? Click here

A mobile survival retreat

June 7, 2009 - "A mobile Survival retreat" By Joseph Parish. The most frequent complaint that I hear from my fellow survivalists is simply that they can not afford to acquire land for their survival retreat. With today’s pitiable economy that is perfectly understandable. I really don’t perceive it improving in the least for some time to come. Click here

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Rules as they relate to Cast Iron Cookware

June 6, 2009 - "The Rules as they relate to Cast Iron Cookware" By Joseph Parish. Anyone who visits my web site knows that one of the items on my wish list is cast iron cookware. As a survivalist I appreciate the even cooking that this type of equipment affords me. Asking any fan of cast iron products what the best brand is you are likely to receive a response that Lodge is the brand of choice. Click here

June 6, 1944

June 6, 2009 - "June 6, 1944" - On June 6, 1944, the Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy to begin the invasion of Europe and to push Germany out of France and the other occupied territories. An unprecedented number of soldiers, sailors, boats, ships, guns, planes and paratroopers left England to face the heavily armed and well fortified Germans. Many brave men lost their lives in this attempt on the morning of June 6, known as D-Day, but the Allied troops kept landing on the Norman beaches for several days following. Delmarva Survival Training web site and its associated blogs salutes these brave men that were involved.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Are your children prepared for an emergency?

June 5, 2009 - "Are your Children Prepared for an Emergency?" By Joseph Parish. We all are too well aware that an emergency can happen at just about any time and anywhere. No person or location is completely exempt from these sudden crisis situations. Click here


June 5, 2009 - "Sorry" I apologize for the lack of posts but while helping my grandson with his homework we managed to install a virus on the computer. within only a few moments it took over the computer and the result was the need to install a completely new operating system. Once I had the system up and running again I had to catch up on my writing for my paying clients.