Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Winter Preparedness: Backup Heating Alternatives


I was recently talking with someone living in a cold climate region and the topic of backup heating came up. I remembered about an incident a few years ago when our oil burner broke and needed to be replaced. I had a tank full of heating oil but no burner…  in Ireland in the middle of winter. The house did have two fireplaces, but we soon found out that these were more for show than actual heating. What saved the day was an electric radiator and the couple kerosene heaters I had bought a while back.
Depending on where you live, heating may be a matter of inconvenience or a matter of life or death. In such a place, I want no less than two alternative heating methods besides the primary one normally used, plan B and C, just in case. You just never know. The heater or burner can break, power may go out, you may even be injured, too weak or too sick to go collect firewood. Always have a backup plan.
Here are some of the best alternatives.


I personally love Kerosene heaters. I love how simple they are. Nothing electronic going on, just a wick a fuel. Read up  (start here!) and learn as much as you can about them. Light them outdoors and give it about 30-60 minutes or so until it heats up very well for the first time so as to avoid any smells. Once its going though, its my favorite low tech heating method. You can get these on Amazon (and the radiant model shown is excellent) but honestly its just fun to go hunting for one in garage sales as well. Prices on these things when sold used is also very low (check the wick though, it probably needs a new one). Get one, keep a few gallons of kerosene and you'll be warm during storms and blackouts.

Also very simple and handy, preppers love these Buddy heaters and the larger Big Buddy units. They are portable and simple, and for those that dont like do mess around with kerosene, they do have less of a scent which even if minimal, it bothers some people. Here you are just burning propane and you dont have to light it outdoors. Make sure you have enough fuel. Better yet, get the adapter for it so as to use larger propane bottles.

DeLonghi Oil-Filled Radiator Space Heater, Quiet 1500W
Oil-Filled Radiator Space Heater. Your tipical electric radiator. They are simple and safe to use, not much can go wrong with these and as long as you have electricity you’ve got heat. Excellent for when something goes wrong with your main heating but you still have power.

Cheap and compact little units. Not as nice as radiators but handy as long as you have electricity.

HotHands Body & Hand Super Warmers
These are great for your kits, keeping in your car and BOB or even in your jacket, just in case.

 FerFAL

Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Monday, November 18, 2019

Sweden: How to Prepare for the "Multicultural" Changes


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

5 Tips for Dealing with Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

Given the current situation around the world we keep seeing more and more events where riots or volatile protests and demonstrations take place.



Having dealt with them more times than I care to remember, here's a video with some advice.

1) Stay the hell away. This is pretty obvious, but by far the most useful/valuable advice. Avoid the mess entirely.
2) Don’t confront. If you happen to see one of these proud liberal "woke" creatures, don’t talk to them, don’t interact. Nothing good can possibly come out of it. They certainly will NOT change their mind.
3) If driving, keep driving, don’t ever stop, don’t get out of the vehicle. Keep moving slowly and don’t let anger get the best of you, even if they kick or hit your car. Just not worth it.
4) Learn to estimate distances as explained in the video. If you can see the persons face and tell the skin color, you're too close. If you can see clearly clothes, backpacks and whatever it is they are carrying, you’re definitely too close!
5) Estimate the crowd and if the police is enough to deal with it if the protest becomes violent.
FerFAL

Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Monday, November 11, 2019

South America Falls Apart

Bolivia's Morales faces 11th day of protests
Bolivia
Protesta chile 2019 - YouTube
Chile

For those that may not know, I have a Spanish youtube channel, SupervivenciaModerna.
Lately, I’ve been getting hundreds of new subscribers each day, the channel has been growing a lot in the last few weeks.

The reason? I suspect current political events in the region have  a lot to do with it.
Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Army Tells Him to Go

As I’ve said in previous occasions already, Latin America is going through some very tough times. Cristina Kirchner returns to power in Argentina, Lula is being released in Brazil, Chile is still burning and The now former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has just resigned and is escaping to Mexico as people took the streets and started going after the political class after the fraud elections recently held.

Tough times people.

FerFAL

Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

“Street Survival Skills” Book Review



Loup over at Full Spectrum Preparedness did a pretty in-depth review of my latest book, “Street Survival Skills”.

This is a fully objective review, I didn’t send a copy for him to review, he procured one himself so shout out to you Loup and thanks for supporting my work! (Link to the review in his website).

“Street Survival Skills” is available in Amazon and covers a number of practical skills, focusing mostly on safety and self defense but also covers more general practical preparedness concepts, from power outages to cooking and water purification. Lots of drawings and sketches throughout the book explain skills and tips in detail.

If you have the book already and liked it, please take a minute and leave a review in Amazon, it would be greatly appreciated.
Take care folks!

FerFAL

Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Mexico Massacre, 9 Dead Americans: 7 Things you should Always Remember

LeBaron Family Murders: U.S. Citizens Killed in Mexico - 360NG

Terrible massacre in Mexico, close to the US border.

A group of Mormons, members of the LeBaron, Miller, and Langford families, were ambushed resulting in 9 dead, 3 women, the rest of them young children. The three women were driving three vehicles when they got attacked. At least one of the vehicles is shown shot full of holes and completely burned. Some reports claim some of the children were burned alive in the vehicles and the women raped. Some 6 children managed to escape, some of them wounded.




This terrible incident should remind everyone of some VERY important lessons:

1) Don’t live in 3rd world hell holes. No offense, but if a country is controlled by drug cartels that’s exactly what it is.
2) You can’t win against overwhelming forces. You simply can’t. No matter how many guys with guns you have, they will eventually get you, or your family.
3) You can’t be on guard 24/7, 365 days a year, every year.
4) If your country TURNS into a 3rd world hell hole, then be honest about it and LEAVE.
5) You cant take back a bullet. Once your wife and children and dead, that can’t be undone.
6) Only in movies and childish fairy tales do a bunch of brave gun nuts living in a homestead beat thousands of cartel foot soldiers.Certainly dont plan on that working when SHTF. It does not.
7) Rambo Last Blood is not a documentary.
FerFAL

Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”