Surviving Science, by Funtripmom

What happens if you decide to homeschool and you failed science class, not just one science class but practically all of them? On the other hand, what happens if you decide to homeschool and you got an “A” in chemistry, but you never did anything to merit that grade, and therefore you don’t know the first thing about chemistry? That about sums up my science class record. I either didn’t do very well or I passed with flying colors all to the tune of helping the teacher grade papers. At the time I loved it. I thought, “This is grand! I don’t have to do the work, and I pass anyway!” However, it wasn’t grand, at least not as I look back on the experience. I really could use that knowledge right about now. What happens if you decide to homeschool and you get to LEARN science right along with…




Letter Re: Surviving Science

HJL, Your surviving science log reminded me of a high school chemistry class experience. The year before had been physics. That class I aced with no problems. (I had lots of garage experience with levers and such.) However, chemistry was something I couldn’t get my brain “wrapped around”. In chem class we had the typical of the times (1959 to 1961) chem class desks that included flasks of hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, and some glycerin for lubricating the glass tubes for going through the rubber stoppers used in various experiments. We had desk partners; mine was a typical girl (sorry) who memorialized the week’s chapter and vomited back the answers on the Friday test. (There was no association of the subject with the real world.) I, on the other hand was always asking myself, “Can I use this somehow?” Later in the year, (remember that for later), I…




A Glossary of Survival and Preparedness Acronyms/Terms

…negative health effects, BPA is leached from some Type 7 plastics including polycarbonates (sometimes marked with the letters “PC” near the recycling symbol) and in epoxy resins, BRAC Base Realignment and Closure Brady Bunch Sarah Brady and her civilian disarmament gang Bravo Sierra See: BS BRICS Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. (An informal multinational trading bloc.) BRM B asic Rifle Marksmanship BS Depending on context: Bachelor of Science, Bit of Schumer, or Barbra Streisand. Sometimes spoken “Bravo Sierra.” Barbra Streisand’s name has become synonymous with lying. BSA Depending on context, Boy Scouts of America or Balance of Speed and Accuracy (combat shooting.) BSD Berkeley Software Distribution BSE Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (a.k.a. “Mad Cow” disease) See also: TSE and CWD. BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing. BTDC Before Top Dead Center BTL Biomass-to-liquids. (Biodiesel.) BTP Boston T. Party the pen name of a libertarian writer. BTU British Thermal Units BTW By…




Escape and Evasion in Standardized Testing, by Autistic Prepper

…Psychology and Psychiatry, that are of the devil and psychologists and psychiatrists are the modern day witch doctors of shamanism. There is a book that teaches a man all he needs to know about how to live here on earth, in it is life, all else is death. God is God, Science is the discovery of His creation and created order. Science is not a god. You can not systematize knowing the heart of a man, as you’ve proven here. If you want to know a man, go to his church, be that church a TV, or shopping mall, or a bar, or cabin in the woods, or house of God. This is how you know a man. Psychology and especially Psychiatry aren’t even science. Nothing it does is provable and repeatable with proper controls in an isolated (laboratory) environment. It’s hockus pockus. Ooga booga throw your first born virgins…




SurvivalBlog Staff Biographies

Senior Editor: James Wesley, Rawles (JWR) I’m a survivalist author and lecturer. I’m the founder and editor of SurvivalBlog.com. I’m a former U.S. Army intelligence officer, and now work as a full-time blogger and freelance writer. This blog reflects my interests. I’ve been an enthusiastic survivalist since my teenage years. I grew up in the Bomb Shelter era, and that mind set just never wore off. I have authored several best selling nonfiction and fiction survivalists books. My expertise is primarily in retreat security, food storage, firearms, communications, first aid, and off-grid power systems. I have a B.A. degree from San Jose State University with minor degrees in military science, history, and military history. I served as a U.S. Army Intelligence Corps officer and held a Top Secret security clearance with SCI access. I attended the Army NBC defense officer’s course, as well as Northern Warfare School at Fort Greeley,…