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Historically Speaking!

Historically Speaking
DJ Cooper “Surviving Dystopia

Historically Speaking‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ – George Santayana

This week on Surviving Dystopia stop into the chat and share your thoughts as we touch on a few factors in the past and examine how they relate to our future. Have you ever Continue reading Historically Speaking!

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Book Review: FOXFIRE

Book Review: FOXFIRE
DJ Cooper “Surviving Dystopia

Foxfire bookI’ve been having guests on the show to talk about their books and have talked about mine but I want to talk about a favorite series of books.  The Fox Fire Books… I currently have volumes 1-6 and every time I open the pages of this wonderful walk into history I am amazed at how it came about and what it really represents. Continue reading Book Review: FOXFIRE

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Crossbow… The Bow Pt 3

Crossbow… The Bow Part 3
Highlander “Survival & Tech Preps

crossbow 617r0Ss08rL._SL1181_In the past couple of shows I talked about the long bow, the recurve bow, and the compound bow, and touched on the cross bow, this episode will be all about the crossbow, whether it is a formidable weapon in today’s standards, or is it a toy? Continue reading Crossbow… The Bow Pt 3

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EDC, Then and Now, What did soldiers carry?

EDC, Then and Now, What did our soldiers carry?

Highlander “Tech Preps

EDC a_744_20150831102947Have you ever thought of technology and how it came about? Let us define technology, it is not just computers and gadget, technology is manmade devices, objects, tools that are designed to aid in man’s work, pleasure, and over all progress. In this episode of Tech Preps I will talk about preps from the medieval days till current. I will go over various periods in Human history and what those people carried during Continue reading EDC, Then and Now, What did soldiers carry?

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Bartering history and present day!

Bartering history and present day!
James Walton “I Am Liberty

Bartering history and present dayThe history of bartering dates all the way back to 6000 BC. Introduced by Mesopotamia tribes, bartering was adopted by Phoenicians. Phoenicians bartered goods to those located in various other cities across oceans. Babylonian’s also developed an improved bartering system. Goods were exchanged for food, tea, weapons, and spices. At times, human skulls were used as well. Salt was another popular item exchanged. Salt was so valuable that Roman soldiers’ salaries were paid with it. In the Middle Ages, Europeans traveled around the globe to barter crafts and furs in exchange for silks and perfumes. Colonial Americans exchanged musket balls, deer skins, and wheat. When money was invented, bartering did not end, it became more organized. Continue reading Bartering history and present day!

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Methods for Preserving Food

Methods for Preserving Food
James Walton “I Am Liberty

Methods for Preserving FoodWe had a cold snap here in VA and that always brings to mind the need for food preservation skills. My history as a chef has taught me a lot about Preserving Food not from a survival stand point but from a swanky food trend stand point. Fortunately it translates. We are going to talk about several different methods for Preserving Food and I want you to start a project now that you can slice into come spring time. Continue reading Methods for Preserving Food

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