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Phil Robertson Gives Possibly The “Best Hunting Advice of All Time”

Stop reading your Facebook and listen to Phil Robertson give some epic hunting advice!

Here it is folks: hunting tips from the duck master and bearded legend himself, Phil Robertson.

Be sure to turn it up and listen real close. You won’t want to miss a single word.

 

Phil Robertson is always someone worth listening to, he’s been a man of the land for years.

Duck Dynasty is one of the funniest shows on TV and we had to share this video when we saw it!

7 Preppers To Follow On Twitter

Twitter is one of the most up-to-date source of getting news today.

As a prepper, you always want to be on the ball when it comes to what’s happening now. This is what makes Twitter one of the most useful social networks for preppers.

While this is in no way a 100% perfect list of Twitter followers for preppers, it is a great starting point for you to wet your feet with Twitter.

We highly recommend that you follow local police and localized accounts as well so that when things happen in your local area, you’ll be able to see what’s happening in your immediate vicinity.

 

7) M.A.S.K. Tactical – We are M.A.S.K. Tactical. Check us out on facebook

 

6) Military.com – The Official Twitter. Follow for breaking military news, videos, and exclusive military content.

 

5) Mykel Hawke – Special Forces Officer Ret., Military Combat Veteran, TV Host, Teacher, Survival, Leadership, Producer, Author, Inventor, Humitarian.

 

4) Freedom Preppers  was founded by author . Host of weekly Prepping for Tomorrow radio show on   

 

3) Survivor Jane – Survivor Jane is the founder of survivorjane.com. Girlie Girl turned Homesteader- Disaster Survival/Preparedness. Author -What Could Possibly Go Wrong? – Creator of ™- DoomsdayPreppers Season 4 Ep 5

 

2) Off Grid Survival – Off Grid Survival is the official Twitter account for offgridsurvival.com .The Knowledge you need to Survive Urban & Wilderness Survival • Prepping & Preparedness • Tactical Reports & News, Firearms & Gear, OFFGRID Survival

 

1) TipsFromSteven – TipsFromSteven is the account of Steven Swift, the founder of Tips for Survivalists. Steven tweets about survival, prepping and shares blog posts and trainings related to surviving no matter what.

Officers Shot by Snipers Amid Dallas Protest Against Police Killings

Eleven police officers shot in an ambush-style, including four fatally, in Dallas Thursday night by at least two snipers, amid a protest against the recent police shootings of two black men, Alton Sterling in Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Minnesota, according to the Dallas Police.

Officials said the gunmen aimed to kill as many officers as possible. Among the officers killed, at least one was a Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer and at least one of the wounded was a DART officer.

One suspect is in custody, following a shootout with Dallas SWAT officers, police said, and a suspicious package was found near the suspect’s location. Police said the package is being secured by the bomb squad.

Another individual, whom police initially identified on Twitter as a “suspect” and circulated a photo of on Twitter, has turned himself in. In a statement, they referred to him as a “person of interest.”

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Dallas police stop a driver in downtown Dallas, July 7, 2016, following shootings of police officers.

Chaos erupted just before 9 p.m. when a pair of snipers in elevated positions opened fire on officers, who were protecting protesters, police said.

Some of the 11 officers were shot in the back, police said, adding that one civilian was wounded.

In an earlier statement, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said that two of the officers were in surgery and three in critical condition.

Police said the suspects were situated on two different perches or garages.

Marie Saavedra, a reporter with ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA tweeted, “MANY gunshots heard in video I captured in #Dallas, just before 9p as rally marched through downtown.”

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MANY gunshots heard in video I captured in , just before 9p as rally marched through downtown @wfaachannel8

Following the reports of shots fired, public transportation was suspended in downtown Dallas: “DART rail and bus service in Downtown Dallas has been suspended due to criminal activity,” read a tweet.

Witnesses to the mayhem took to social media, including the Instagram user below, who shot video of individuals running frantically, while shots being fired could be heard.

Earlier in the evening, however, the atmosphere was significantly different, as depicted by these images and video the Dallas Police Department tweeted of the demonstrattion.

In a statement released early Friday morning, Texas governor Greg Abbott said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dalllas law enforcement community and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officers killed and injured this evening…In times like this we must remember — and emphasize — the importance of uniting as Americans.”

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Dallas police detain a driver after several police officers were shot in downtown Dallas, July 7, 2016.

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Hacked messages of #BlackLivesMatter leader reveal Obama admin’s plan for ‘summer of chaos’ and martial law

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is coordinating with Democratic activists to so disrupt the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions that martial law will be declared.

That’s the stunning discovery revealed in a series of direct messages between three activists.

On Friday, June 10, 2016, someone hacked into the Twitter account of #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) leader and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay McKesson. McKesson later confirmed the hack to The Baltimore Sun.

On June 11, 2016, a Twitterer who calls himself The Saint (@TheSaintNegro) tweeted a direct-message conversation on June 10 between KcKesson and another BLM leaderJohnetta Elzie (Netta), in which the two discussed talking with Attorney GeneralLoretta Lynch about plans to bring on martial law by causing chaos at the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and theDemocratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA, so as to keep Obama in office.

#BlackLivesMatter Martail LawHere’s the conversation over the course of several days between black activists DeRay McKesson (DM) and Johnetta Elzie (JE), and between McKesson and a “white ally” named Sam (S):

JE: “Have you spoken with Mrs. Lynch [Attorney General Loretta Lynch] recently about the plan for the summer and fall leading up to the elections.

DM: “We spoke two weeks and they want us to start really pushing how racist Trump is now instead of waiting so the others can start getting the protesters ready to shut both conventions down.

DM: “If we can get both conventions shut down for messing over Bernie and for having racist Trump, then get martial law declared so Obama can stay in office we will win. Call you soon when I get to my dads so I can use his landline and we can talk more on this.”

DM: “We have to make sure that we use our voices to keep people disrupting Trump all summer and through the fall so martial law can be declared….”

S: “I wanted to touch base with you about the summer of chaos. So far we have over 2,000 people bused in from different cities and another 6,000 to 8,000 expected to drive into Cleveland for the Convention.”

S: “They will not be ready for the crowds we are bringing and they will blame Trump for it, especially if we shut it down. The GOP will have to replace him at that point or we will continue the disruptions nationwide.”

DM: “I will pass the info along. Good work, Sam. You never let us down. It’s so important we stop Trump. He can not be president. He will destroy everything we worked so hard for and we can’t trust….”

DM: “…today and he [Sam?] confirmed that there will be around 10,000 protesters disrupting the [Republican] convention. Plans are being made for other cities as well for upcoming Trump events. Ads have already been placed looking for people to help. I know you don’t care for them [white people] but this is the time we need our white allies doing a lot of the work for us. They are the ones who listen the best.”

JE: “That will put fear into the GOP and the country when they can’t have their convention for all their racist supporting Trump. We’ve worked too hard and closely with the Obama administration to have that racist ass take it all away and Hillary…. You know I can’t stand those white allies, but yo right this is the best to use them. They hang on every word you say and will do whatever is asked. I just hate all that kiss ass they try to do. Like that changes who they are.”

DM: “We have a lot of white allies volunteering for Trump’s campaign to pass along information to us before it’s made public so we know when rallies are coming up before they are announced. That way we can plan major disruptions in those cities in advance. We just have to keep our names out of this and let these [white] people do the work for us by pushing how Trump’s racist ways will destroy….”

JE: “That’s all those white people are good for in my eyes. I couldn’t imagine even pretending to like that racist ass Trump even to get info on his events. I’ll be glad when we shut his ass down.”

DM: “With the support we have from Mrs. Lynch and the help we’ve got from Sam and others it won’t be hard to cause enough….”

Here are screenshots of The Saint‘s series of tweets:

#BlackLivesMatter martial law#BlackLivesMatter martial lawDeRay DM1bDeRay DM2DeRay DM3DeRay DM4The authorities seem to be taking the plan to disrupt the Republican Convention seriously.

As reported by Alice Speri for The Intercept, June 23, 2016, local police and federal agents from the FBI, DHS, and Secret Service are knocking on the doors of activists and community organizers in Cleveland asking about their plans for the Republican National Convention in July.

On June 29, 2016, Deray McKesson sort of confirmed the plan when he went public with warnings about “possible” protests at the DNC and RNC, as reported by USA Today.

In fact, a recent survey showed that as many as 67% of Democrats want Obama for a third term.

See also:

H/t FOTM‘s Hadenoughalready & maziel

~Eowyn

Dr. Eowyn’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds

FBI Rewrites Federal Law to Let Hillary Off the Hook

This is an article that I had to share once I came across it.

While i’m not saying I’m pro or against anyone running for President of the USA right now. I just want to state that it’s really messed up that this has been proven FACT and it is still okay for Hillary to run.

It just seems like something is off in America, and something needs to be done to fix it.

Here’s the original article source

 

There is no way of getting around this: According to Director James Comey (disclosure: a former colleague and longtime friend of mine), Hillary Clinton checked every box required for a felony violation of Section 793(f) of the federal penal code (Title 18): With lawful access to highly classified information she acted with gross negligence in removing and causing it to be removed it from its proper place of custody, and she transmitted it and caused it to be transmitted to others not authorized to have it, in patent violation of her trust.

Director Comey even conceded that former Secretary Clinton was “extremely careless” and strongly suggested that her recklessness very likely led to communications (her own and those she corresponded with) being intercepted by foreign intelligence services. Yet, Director Comey recommended against prosecution of the law violations he clearly found on the ground that there was no intent to harm the United States.
In essence, in order to give Mrs. Clinton a pass, the FBI rewrote the statute, inserting an intent element that Congress did not require. The added intent element, moreover, makes no sense: The point of having a statute that criminalizes gross negligence is to underscore that government officials have a special obligation to safeguard national defense secrets; when they fail to carry out that obligation due to gross negligence, they are guilty of serious wrongdoing.

 

The lack of intent to harm our country is irrelevant. People never intend the bad things that happen due to gross negligence. I would point out, moreover, that there are other statutes that criminalize unlawfully removing and transmitting highly classified information with intent to harm the United States.

Being not guilty (and, indeed, not even accused) of Offense B does not absolve a person of guilt on Offense A, which she has committed. It is a common tactic of defense lawyers in criminal trials to set up a straw-man for the jury: a crime the defendant has not committed.

The idea is that by knocking down a crime the prosecution does not allege and cannot prove, the defense may confuse the jury into believing the defendant is not guilty of the crime charged.

Judges generally do not allow such sleight-of-hand because innocence on an uncharged crime is irrelevant to the consideration of the crimes that actually have been charged. It seems to me that this is what the FBI has done today.

It has told the public that because Mrs. Clinton did not have intent to harm the United States we should not prosecute her on a felony that does not require proof of intent to harm the United States.

Meanwhile, although there may have been profound harm to national security caused by her grossly negligent mishandling of classified information, we’ve decided she shouldn’t be prosecuted for grossly negligent mishandling of classified information.

I think highly of Jim Comey personally and professionally, but this makes no sense to me.

Finally, I was especially unpersuaded by Director Comey’s claim that no reasonable prosecutor would bring a case based on the evidence uncovered by the FBI. To my mind, a reasonable prosecutor would ask: Why did Congress criminalize the mishandling of classified information through gross negligence?

The answer, obviously, is to prevent harm to national security.

So then the reasonable prosecutor asks: Was the statute clearly violated, and if yes, is it likely that Mrs. Clinton’s conduct caused harm to national security? If those two questions are answered in the affirmative, I believe many, if not most, reasonable prosecutors would feel obliged to bring the case.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/437479/fbi-rewrites-federal-law-let-hillary-hook

 

The Flood Waters Swallowed Their Neighbors Whole. These People Were Geniuses.

As preppers and survivalists, we understand the importance of being properly prepared for any type of natural disasters.

Many citizens are not prepared, and some may even consider you a little crazy for preparing for emergencies. However, when it comes down to it, preppers tend to be looked upon as geniuses once disaster strikes.

When these Southern citizens were faced with some of their own natural disasters, they handled it exactly as you would expect..

When The Waters Of The Mississippi River Broke In April 2011, It Created One Of The Largest And The Most Damaging Floods In The U.S. But Some Residents Decided They Wouldn’t Let Their Homes Be Destroyed…

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… These preppers took Matters Into Their Own Hands Instead Of Letting THIS Happen.

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They Created Mini-Islands Together!

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… Of Course, Some Didn’t Quite Make It..

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Although these didn”t all work, the cooperation needed to create these “islands” to save surrounding neighbors is incredibly moving. It brings a newfound respect for the South, where your neighbors are your family, and makes me want to move there ASAP.

21 Cool Homesteading DIY Projects For Preppers

Homesteading takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Living a self reliant and sustainable lifestyle is difficult but hugely rewarding for those with the motivation and know-how.

Homesteading may be hard, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Try out these cool projects for your homestead and survival preps for some productive fun!

1. Wax Cheese For Long Term Storage

You can wax all sorts of cheeses for long term storage. Whether it’s store bought or homemade, adding a wax seal to some of your favorite cheeses will keep them around for a good while.

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(image via) Check out the How-To Details here at Perky Prepping Gramma!

 

2. Create a DIY Greenhouse

You can quickly make this cheap and easy $50 hoop greenhouse for your off the grid gardening.

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Instructions here. 

 

3. Salt Cure Ham With Curing Salt

Storing meat without refrigeration can be difficult. Salt curing pork will keep it safe to eat and delicious for a long time without refrigeration.

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Instructions here.

 

4. Build A Potato Gardening Box

With this easy box you can grow 100 pounds of potatoes in a small area.

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Instructions here.

 

5. Create This Food Storage Shelf

Build this handy shelf for efficient food storage. This shelf is perfect for storing all sorts of fruits and vegetables.

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Instructions here.

 

6. Make Your Own Beef Tallow

Tallow can be used for cooking and for skincare. Make some of this versatile stuff to keep around for all sorts of uses.

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Instructions here.

 

7. Make Homemade Vinegar

Vinegar is another super useful multi-tasker. Cleaning, home remedies, cooking, you name it, you can use vinegar for it. Learn how to make your own and never be without this great homesteading tool.

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Instructions here.

 

8. Build This Wind Powered Water Pump

This cool DIY project is a great way to increase your self reliance and SHTF prepping to the next level. Make a water pump that runs on wind out of bicycle parts!

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Instructions here.

 

9. Fashion Your Own Cheese Press

This simple and inexpensive cheese press will help you make your own cheese from home without any bulky, expensive equipment.

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Instructions here.

 

10. Raise Chickens in your backyard for off the grid living

With these instructions you’ll be able to create an awesome chicken coop for yourself and not rely on the store-bought chicken and eggs.

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11. Preserve Tomatoes With Canning Jars

Be as creative as your heart desires with your tomato preserving. This is a recipe for stewed tomatoes, but there are all sorts of delicious recipes out there for tomatoes.

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Instructions here.

 

12. Stock Up on Coconut Oil

This post will show you how to use coconut oil and why you should stock up.

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13. Make Your Own Canned Pickles

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Instructions here.

 

14. Learn To Bake Without an Oven

Learning to make baked items without an oven could be very helpful if you ever had to go off the grid. Check out these recipes and learn how to make the most out of your dutch oven.

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Instructions here.

 

15. Make This Delicious Scratch Biscuits Recipe

This cheap and easy recipe is a good go to for almost any meal. You can’t go wrong with a good biscuit recipe.

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Instructions here.

 

16. Make Homemade Goat Cheese

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Learn to make your own goat cheese – here

 

17. Build an Awesome BBQ Rotisserie Pit

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Learn how to build your own – here.

 

18. Learn How To Cure a Toothache with Home Remedies

This short article will teach you everything you need to know to cure a toothache with at home remedies.

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19. Build An At-Home Garden

Have you ever thought about building a home garden? Well, we’ve got the perfect resource to help you do just that. Click here to see the directions.

 

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20. Learn How To Read a Game Trail

Hunting is one of the most useful skills you can pick up when it comes to homesteading. What’s that mean? Well, you should at least learn the basics of how to read a game trail so that you can track food down in emergencies.

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21. How to Skin a Deer and Other Game – The basics of Prepping your Food

Wilderness survival will entail that you at some point hunt and gather.

For most preppers and survivalist out there, this means that there will be wild game involved.

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Which of these was your favorite?

Shocking [VIDEO] Mom Fights Off Kidnapper Attempting Kidnap Of Daughter In Front Of Her Eyes

This is absolutely terrible to see. If you have children you can imagine what was going through this Mom’s mind..

Shocking footage out of Florida depicts the terrifying moment a man tried to abduct a child in broad daylight as her mother stood nearby.

Surveillance footage from a Dollar General store in Hernando on Tuesday showed how a mother tugged at her 13-year-old daughter as suspect Craig Bonello, 30, brazenly attempted to drag her out of the store.

Luckily, Citrus County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Behnen had pulled into the store’s parking lot and heard the clerk yelling just as the attempted kidnapper ran out and got in his vehicle.

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“When I first saw him run out the building, I thought it was just a shoplifter,” Behnen said at a press conference.

Bonello was charged with child abuse and kidnapping with intent to commit a felony, according to police.

“This is obviously someone who needs to be behind bars. He won’t be getting out anytime soon to do this again,” stated Commander Buddy Grant.

 

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“Thank goodness the girl’s mother jumped into action to prevent this man from kidnapping her daughter. And, thank goodness Dep. Behnen used his training and experience to stop this man from escaping,” Grant said.

Edward Snowden Teaches You How To Make Your Phone “Go Black”

Whistleblower Edward Snowden is all about helping people take back the security the law grants them.  Whether it be informing them of NSA spying or personal internet security, he is a fearless pioneer in the field.

In a segment on Vice’s HBO show, he sat down with founder Shane Smith to demonstrate how to remove your cellphone’s camera and microphone, effectively making the phone ‘go black’, protecting your data from people and governments who may be trying to access it.

The process takes some minor electrical knowledge and the proper tools, but the video helps make it easier.  Check out the video below:

The man who predicted the housing crash sees another market that’s about to explode. Water.

If you know the story (or perhaps you’ve seen the Hollywood film, The Big Short) where Michael Burry and a few other traders were able to spot the looming housing market crash of 2008, you know that these guys are on their game.  So, when Burry says there’s another important commodity to focus on,we better listen.  Right?

So, what is it, you ask.

Water.

If you’re thinking about investing in bottled water companies or buying land where the water comes from, you’re off-base.  Burry explains that the real value in water trading is the food that holds it.  Fruit and other foods that grow in water-rich areas can be easily transported, while water is a pain to move around.

“Fundamentally, said Burry, “I started looking at investments in water about 15 years ago. Fresh, clean water cannot be taken for granted. And it is not — water is political, and litigious. Transporting water is impractical for both political and physical reasons, so buying up water rights did not make a lot of sense to me, unless I was pursuing a greater fool theory of investment — which was not my intention.

“What became clear to me is that food is the way to invest in water. That is, grow food in water-rich areas and transport it for sale in water-poor areas. This is the method for redistributing water that is least contentious, and ultimately it can be profitable, which will ensure that this redistribution is sustainable. A bottle of wine takes over 400 bottles of water to produce — the water embedded in food is what I found interesting.”

Perhaps he’s right.  Perhaps there are other ways to disperse water to those that need it, but if profit is your game you should be looking at one of the most valuable commodities on the planet.  H2O.

On the next page is a video where he also discusses investing in water, gold and land, similar markets.

How to Pack a Backpack: Best Way To Pack A Backpack

 

Backpacking Tips: How to Pack a Backpack

As a survivalist, you know that there’s a chance you are going to need to bug out and take off at a moments notice.

Sure, we don’t want to think it will ever happen to us, but the reality is that it can happen….and you’ve better be ready.

The problem is that we can’t bring every.damn.thing. with us when we bug out.

The objective of packing a BOB or backpack the right way is to be able to carry all the essentials in the lightest possible way. By doing this, you have everything you need with you without having to struggle with a heavy load on your back.

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Remember that you should carry only the most important. Do not bring items you can do without such as books and heavy tools. People have a tendency to carry extra towels, shoes, clothes, and various other items that just add up to the total weight of the backpack.

However, carrying less weight does not imply on compromising your safety, as it must always comes first. Make sure to keep in mind these backpacking tips from REI’s YouTube channel.

The video is on the next page!

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This portable capsule lets you live off the grid anywhere in the world

If you’re anything like we are, when it comes to things related to live off the grid, we’re all about learning about them and sharing them with you.

Here’s one of our recent finds that we think you’ll like.

 

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The egg-shaped abode, which has been named the Ecocapsule, also has a 9,744 Watt hours battery to store all that power for a rainy (or cloudy) day. The pod is specially shaped to help collect rainwater and dew and funnel it down into a tank below the pod’s floor, filtering it with a clever surface membrane along the way to remove any bacteria.

Survivalist Cody Lundin Sues Discovery over Dual Survival Controversy

This is an article that we came across that was originally posted on offgridsurvival.com

It’s something that we have seen over the last few months, even years and wanted to share more with you.

Be careful who you are following and picking up tips from when it comes to off grid living and survivalism. It can be the difference between living and dying.

 

Former “Dual Survival” host Cody Lundin is suing the Discovery Network, claiming the scripted survival show’s producers purposely made him look incompetent and paired him with a problemed soldier who threatened to kill him on multiple occasions.

The trouble came to a head during the filming of the fourth season of “Dual Survival,” after the Discovery Network fired Lundin from the show and then made it seem like the Survivalist could not hack it during the so-called “wilderness survival situations”. But according to Lundin, the show producers may have been putting the crews, and the viewers lives at risk.

In a Facebook post, shortly after he was fired, Lundin wrote on his Facebook Page,

“It’s shocking to me that Discovery would treat anyone in this manner,” he wrote. “Programming of this nature must be produced and marketed in a responsible manner with the highest level of regard for the safety and health of the hosts, production personnel, and members of the viewing public. I have shared this message with them many times. Failure to observe this standard could have tragic consequences that, with proper precaution, can be avoided. There can be no compromise when dealing with people’s lives.”

Shortly after he told TV Guide:

“You’re dealing with people who have no experience in my profession who are making a show on survival skills,” Lundin says. “They asked me many, many times to do stupid s–t that I refused to do. ‘Fall into cold water so you can get hypothermic.’ ‘Scale that cliff.’ ‘Can you climb that coconut tree?’ I try not to put out dangerous s–t that’s going to be replicated by someone to their detriment. They hated me for it.”

In the suit against Discovery, Lundin is claiming producers made it look like he was losing it during filming; but Lundin claims the real problem came after co-host Joe Teti waved an ice axe around while threatening to bury Lundin on a mountain in Norway. He also claims that while shooting in Hawaii, Teti threatened to impale him with a spear.

Lundin alleges Teti, a former CIA operative with a disputed military record, said, “You better not blow this for me … I think you know what is going to happen to you,” TMZ reports. Lundin claims Teti showed him pictures of people he killed while in the CIA.

The bizarre saga of Discovery Channel reality star Joe Teti has taken many twists since he replaced the original Dual Survival co-host Dave Canterbury.

Almost immediately Teti became embroiled in controversy after a number of his former military commanders accused the host of padding his military resume, some going as far as accusing him of lying about his combat record and violating Stolen Valor laws.

According to a number of his former military commanders, Teti has been embellishing and perpetuating falsehoods about his military career.

“He’s an embarrassment to the Regiment,” retired Army Sgt. Maj. George Davenport told the Army Times in October 2014. “Teti was renounced by the Special Forces Association after nearly two dozen Special Forces soldiers accused him of misconduct. “He is no longer a member and cannot rejoin,” retired Army Col. Jack Tobin told the publication.

The Discovery Network has refused to comment on the lawsuit, or why Teti was eventually fired from the show and then barred from entering the Discovery Networks headquarters.

 

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CHINA’S WATER CRISIS: RENEWABLES OFFER WATER STRESS SOLUTION

Water in China is a big issue.

According to the United Nations, China is home to 21% of the world’s population but contains only 7% of global freshwater supplies. Faced with an imminent water supply challenge, China introduced province-level water use quotas for 2015, 2020 and 2030, targeting improvements in water use efficiency across sectors, and rightly so.

The country’s water tables have dropped roughly one meter per year in the north where nearly half of the people live. The north is also home to more than half of national thermal power generation, four-fifths of coal production and reserves, and nearly half of China’s sown cropland, creating competition for limited water resources.

Rapidly expanding thermal power generation is increasingly placing strains on water resources, with the power sector already accounting for 12% of total water withdrawals. With domestic electricity demand expected to rise 65% by 2030, less water-intensive solutions are needed.

Enter renewable energy.

A new brief by IRENA and China Water Risk finds that scaling up renewable energy and introducing improved plant cooling technologies in China’s power sector can reduce water-intensity up to 42%.

“The global issues of water, energy and climate are completely interconnected. The only effective, immediately available solution to meet the rising demand for energy while limiting environmental impacts, is to scale up renewable energy. China has recognised this and must continue its leadership in the global energy transition.” IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin.

The brief examines the expected impact of China’s power sector on water and climate in 2030. It finds renewable energy is crucial to not only decarbonise the sector, but also to realise dramatic water-related benefits for the country.

China has pledged to reduce carbon emissions by sourcing roughly 20% of primary energy consumption from non-fossil fuels by 2030. IRENA analysis finds that achieving a 26% share or renewables in primary energy supply is both technically and economically feasible. Doing so would not only reduce emissions-intensity of power generation by 37% but also reduce water-intensity by 42% thanks largely to the water saving potential of solar PV and wind.

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During power-generation, solar PV requires far less water than thermal to produce the same amount of electricity. Wind power requires no water.

Renewable energy offers benefits well beyond just emission reductions. For China, scaling up renewables can not only meet climate goals, it can also help meet future energy demand sustainably while leaving more water for people and agriculture.

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