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 Post subject: Blog help request
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:53 pm 
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Note: I'm not trying to spam here. I'm a new member to ZSC:009 (Las Vegas Chapter), and after a few months of coming to events as an unpaid member (Active duty Air Force, and wasn't sure if my work schedule would allow me to really be part of ZS) I have applied for a paid membership. Recently I started a survivalist blog on Tumblr and was hoping for some input/ideas for articles for my blog. I'm not here just to just try and sling the name http://www.survivalblog.tumblr.com, but I'd really like input from ZS members for ideas for upcoming blog articles, and see if anybody can come up with stuff that I haven't thought of myself. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Here's the article list that I have come up with on my own in no particular order:

- BOB Overview (just the basics)
- BOB 101 (more thorough coverage of my BOB and why I have specific items in it)
- BOB Situations
- Bugging In vs. Bugging Out
- BOB on the cheap (cheap items, and how to use items around your house for your bag)
- Types of Bags
- Function vs. Practicality (when deciding items for a BOB)
- Food Rations
- Firearms
- Building Fire (probably will divide this up into multiple articles and cover different techniques)
- Paracord
- Everyday uses for Survival Skills
- Water Purifictaion (same as with fire, will be multiple articles for different ways to purify)
- Entertainment items in a BOB
- Flashlights
- Blades
- Hygiene supplies
- Clothing
- Shelter types
- First Aid Kit
- Communication and signaling
- Water Storage & Transportation
- Canning
- Vacuum Sealing

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 Post subject: Re: Blog help request
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:54 am 
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Perhaps include reviews of specific items, wildcrafting, foraging, and raising your own food. Perhaps tie in how a lot of this survivalist stuff can work in to our daily lives as useful tools for living in a time of relative peace while remaining at the ready for when the SHTF (like firearms competition for sport and how learning how to handle a knife properly can be very useful in non-survivalist tasks such as cooking, hunting, and hobby farming). Perhaps add in some DIY, like how to build an alcohol burning stove from a soda can, or perhaps review some good Instructables that already teach that sort of thing and put your own spin on it (like, I would like to see one of those soda can stove Instructables completed with only a multitool like a Leatherman instead of with power tools like a Dremel).

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