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[Video] Prepping For Flu Season

You Can’t Bug Out If The Flu Bugs Are In

Don’t know about you, but when I have the flu I’m pretty worthless. I’m not any good to me nor my family. If some kind of emergency cropped up while I was very sick … well, that’s tough to plan for.

So, the plan: don’t get sick.

patriot nurse

Patriot Nurse Offers Flu Advice

 Healthy, Almost Ill, Or Fever Sick

It’s timely that The Patriot Nurse gives a short video presentation on how to prep for the flu.

Essentially, she gives preparedness/action tips for when you’re healthy, just getting ill, and in the dark depths of full-blown flu.

The VIDEO And More Details On PAGE 2

The Best Hunting Dogs

Top 10 Dog Breeds For Hunting

Something a little different today. We’re looking at hunting dogs. Like all dog owners, I have my preferences and biases when it come to the best. I mean, best at what? I’m not going to get into that discussion.


“I’ve Got It!”

So in a wimp-out sort of way, I’m listing the top 10 hunting dogs as picked out by Wilderness Today. Not my picks, their list.

Hunting breeds are categorized as hounds, gun dogs, feists, terriers, curs, and dachshunds. To narrow the list, WT focused on breeds most Americans pick for hunting companions and partners.

The Top 10:

Best Hunting Dog For Waterfowl:  Labrador Retriever


Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is built for cold-water work, as duck hunters will tell you. It’s playful and athletic nature belies its abilities as a gun dog. Its weather-resistant, short coat both repels water and keeps the dog warm in the blind …

Top Quail & Pheasant Hunting Dog:  The English Springer Spaniel


English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniel is a breed of gun dog that specializes in flushing and retrieving. Its compact body and strong, muscular legs give it the power and endurance to keep going even under trying hunting conditions …

A Great All Around Hunting Dog:  The Coonhound

The Coonhound is a variety of scent hound, a dog that runs its game by scent alone. There are several breeds of coonhound, each suited to a specific hunting purpose.  They are great helpers if you are out there checking the field with your rangefinder, looking for large game …

Top Pick for Small Game:  The Beagle


beagle hunting


The Beagle is a single-minded, determined, unshakable animal when it is on the hunt … the Beagle is used today to track rabbit, deer, and other small game.

… Expert at driving prey toward the hunter, the Beagle is a persistent when tracking game …

Grouse Hunting Dogs: English Setter

The English Setter is a proud and graceful animal use in hunting for quail, pheasant, and grouse. It’s a dog bred for endurance and athleticism, and it is capable of long stands in hard weather.

Like a pointer, the English Setter “points” to the location of the prey, giving the hunter ample time to set up and shoot …

The Remaining Five Dogs Breeds On PAGE 2

The Prepper Family: From Apathy To Dedicated

Beans, Bullets And Band-Aids

Having trouble getting other family members into the prepper lifestyle? Is your wife, husband, boyfriend or girlfriend less than enthusiastic about prepping? Even hostile?

Well, the ThePatriotNurse may have a “marketing” solution to your problem. A solution for moving your prepper family from apathetic to dedicated.

Using a three-pronged approach based on Beans, Bullets and Band-Aids, she offers suggestions on how you may persuade the apathetic to get on board.

The persuasion topics:

On Beans (Food)

  • A biblical viewpoint
  • As a wise steward of our resources

On Bullets (Security)

  • Being responsible for the personal security of others, especially children

On Band-Aids (Supplies)

  • Stuff vs. skills, and how stuff without skills limits the usefulness of the “stuff”.

As always, The Patriot Nurse is entertaining … and very persuasive herself.

Enjoy the video. And maybe pick up a couple of pointers.



[Video] Why Autumn Is More Dangerous Than Winter

Autumn Is A Dangerous Season? Why.

The premise: autumn is more dangerous because the weather changes rapidly and your kit may not be “cold-night-ready”.

fall foilage along path

Fall Preparedness

Chris from PreparedMind101 chats about the seasonal changes from summer to fall to winter, and now that it’s autumn, the precautions and preparations you should start. Right now.


  • the $4 wool sweater tip
  • his bivy and fire kit
  • the all weather blanket/baked potato connection (really), and
  • at the 7:15 mark, the difference between emergency prepping and bushcraft.

As always, Learn, Practice and Share.



Source: PreparedMind101

Image: David Mark Maryville, Tennessee