Useful Resources - Websites

The 'Useful Resources - Websites' page houses all of the URLs I've included in the "Useful Resources" chapters for my fictional series. Additional information will be added as I publish more books.

Don't forget to navigate to the Research Downloads page and review the list of available files that might prove beneficial to you and your family.


Foreign & Domestic Part I - When Rome Stumbled

Bulk Food Supplies:

  • Food Insurance: http://www.foodinsurance.com/
  • Prepare Wise: http://www.preparewise.com/
  • Wise Company: http://wisefoodstorage.com/

Civics:

  • The Declaration of Independence: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration.html
  • The Constitution of the United States: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html
  • United State Congress: http://www.congress.gov
  • United States House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov
  • United States Senate: http://www.senate.gov

Hydroponics: 

  • American Hydroponics: http://www.amhydro.com/
  • Crop King: http://www.cropking.com/

Information:

  • Aquaponic Systems: http://aquaponics.com/page/home-production
  • Case Orange Report: http://www.saive.com/BELFORT.html
  • GMO Bioluminescent Detection: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6750/12/15
  • GMO Information: http://www.nongmoproject.org/
  • Medicinal Food News: http://www.medicinalfoodnews.com
  • Root Cellars: http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-blog/build-root-cellar/ 
  • Stock Market Circuit Breakers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trading_curb

Seeds:

  • Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds: http://www.rareseeds.com
  • My Patriot Supply: http://www.mypatriotsupply.com
  • Organic Heirloom Plants: http://organicheirloomplants.com/

Survival:

  • Bear Flag Trading Company: http://www.bearflagtrading.com
  • End of the American Dream: http://endoftheamericandream.com/
  • If It Hits The Fan Blog: http://www.ifithitsthefan.blogspot.com
  • Living Off the Grid: http://www.off-grid.net
  • Preparing for SHTF: http://www.prepforshtf.com/
  • SHTF Blog – a TEOTWAWKI Blog: http://www.shtfblog.com
  • Survivalist Blog: http://www.survivalistblog.net
  • Survival Blog: http://www.survivalblog.com
  • Survival Cache: http://survivalcache.com/
  • Survival Spot | Survival Blog: http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-blog/
  • TEOTWAWKI Blog: http://teotwawkiblog.blogspot.com/
  • The Survival Mom: http://www.thesurvivalmom.com
  • When the SHTF: http://www.whenshtf.com/
  • Willow Haven Outdoor: http://www.willowhavenoutdoor.com/
  • Winds of Change: http://www.windsofchange.net/

Railroads:

  • AMTRAK System Map: http://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/948/674/System0211_101web,0.pdf
  • CSX Railroad System Map: http://www.csx.com/index.cfm/customers/maps/csx-system-map/
  • Norfolk Southern Railroad System Map: http://www.nscorp.com/nscportal/nscorp/map.html

Foreign & Domestic Part II - Hannibal is at The Gates

EMP and Solar Flares:

  • Carrington Event (Solar Storm of 1859): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrington_event
  • Maloof, Michael F. A Nation Forsaken, EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe. Washington D.C.: WND Books, 2013
  • Portable Generator Plans (research purposes only): http://www.amazing1.com/products/emp-herf-shock-pulse-generators-downloadable-plans.html
  • The Critical National Infrastructures Report – Executive Report: http://www.empcommission.org/docs/empc_exec_rpt.pdf
  • The Critical National Infrastructures Report: http://www.empcommission.org/docs/A2473-EMP_Commission-7MB.pdf

Equipment and Tools:

  • Nocturnal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocturnal_(instrument)
  • Pelorus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelorus_(instrument)
  • Sextant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sextant
  • Sundial: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dial
  • Ring Dial: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dial (see section 8.1)

Finance:

  • Bretton Woods International Monetary System: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bretton_Woods_system
  • Federal Reserve: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_reserve  |  http://www.federalreserve.gov/
  • Gold Standard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_standard
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imf  |  http://www.imf.org/external/index.htm
  • United States Department of Treasury: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Us_treasury  |  http://www.treasury.gov/Pages/default.aspx
  • United States Mint: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Us_mint  |  http://www.usmint.gov/

Foreign & Domestic Part III - By the Dawn's Early Light

Bread and Yeast:

  • Brick Oven Bread: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/keyword/baking-bread-brick-oven
  • Great Northern Prepper: http://www.greatnorthernprepper.com/how-to-make-bread-yeast-from-scratch/
  • Tactical Intelligence: http://tacticalintelligence.net/blog/how-to-make-homemade-yeast.htm

EMP:

  • Compton Effect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compton_effect
  • Critical National Infrastructures Report – Executive Report: http://www.empcommission.org/docs/empc_exec_rpt.pdf
  • Critical National Infrastructures Report: http://www.empcommission.org/docs/A2473-EMP_Commission-7MB.pdf
  • High Altitude Nuclear Explosion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-altitude_nuclear_explosion
  • H.R. 2417 (113th) - Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/2417
  • H.R. 668 (112th) – Damage Act: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr668/text
  • Maloof, Michael F. A Nation Forsaken, EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe. Washington D.C.: WND Books, 2013
  • Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_electromagnetic_pulse

General Information:

  • Animal Processing: http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/butchering-a-cow-zmaz79sozraw
  • Artillery: http://www.hardscrabblefarm.com/vn/artillery.html
  • Breakdown Voltage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakdown_voltage
  • Government Liquidation: http://www.govliquidation.com/
  • Hydroelectric Power: http://www.motherearthnews.com/renewable-energy/hydroelectric-power-systems.aspx#axzz3EwcgGRu8  |  https://www.engineeringforchange.org/static/content/Energy/S00070/5%20Gallon%20Bucket%20Build%20Manual.pdf
  • Motts Military Museum: http://www.mottsmilitarymuseum.org/index.html

Nuclear:

  • Minot AFB, 91st Missile Wing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/91st_Missile_Wing_LGM-30_Minuteman_Missile_Launch_Sites
  • Nuclear Triad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_triad
  • Nuclear Weapon Yield: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapon_yield
  • W78 Warhead: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W78
  • W87 Warhead: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W87

Wood Gas Generator (Gasifier):

  • http://www.driveonwood.com/library/free-gasifier-plans/
  • http://www.build-a-gasifier.com/gasifier-plans/
  • http://www.motherearthnews.com/shopping/detail.aspx?itemnumber=762#axzz3EwcgGRu8
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6e3CprVTi8
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__uLkP-c3s8

Wood Stoves:

  • Mother Earth News: http://www.motherearthnews.com/renewable-energy/how-to-choose-a-woodstove-zm0z11zphe.aspx?PageId=1#ArticleContent

Foreign & Domestic Part IV - Colder Weather

Animal Processing:

  • Marrone, Teresa. Dressing & Cooking Wild Game: From Field to Table: Big Game, Small Game, Upland Birds & Waterfowl (The Complete Hunter). Minnetonka, MN: Creative Publishing International, 2000. Print.
  • http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/butchering-a-cow-zmaz79sozraw

Beeswax:

  • http://www.motherearthnews.com/natural-health/what-is-beeswax-ze0z1511zcwil.aspx
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beeswax
  • http://montanahomesteader.com/render-beeswax-honeycomb/

Candle Making:

  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_candle_making
  • http://pioneerthinking.com/crafts/candle-making-in-colonial-america
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiBnf1dddAA
  • http://pioneersettler.com/candle-making-basics-make-candles/
  • http://www.offthegridnews.com/how-to-2/tallow-beeswax-and-other-wonders-making-candle-wax-at-home/
  • http://pioneerthinking.com/crafts/making-hand-dipped-candles
  • http://www.offthegridnews.com/how-to-2/old-time-techniques-for-modern-candlemaking/
  • http://www.thecrunchychicken.com/2010/01/pioneer-skills-hand-dipped-beeswax.html

Cryptology:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptography
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culper_Ring
  • Janeczko, Paul B. Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing. Candlewick; Reprint edition (April 11, 2006). Print.

Deer Food Plots:

  • http://video.deeranddeerhunting.com/video/put-your-deer-food-plots-in-the-right-location/
  • http://video.deeranddeerhunting.com/video/how-to-estimate-acreage-sizes-for-smaller-food-plots/
  • http://video.deeranddeerhunting.com/video/why-clover-makes-great-spring-food-plots-for-deer/

Fougasse Mine:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fougasse_(weapon)

Ghillie Suit:

  • https://loadoutroom.com/5983/ghillie-suit-construction-the-right-way/
  • Dermody, Matthew. Hidden Success: A Comprehensive Guide to Ghillie Suit Construction. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Second edition (July 22, 2016). Print.

Howitzer Shells:

  • http://64.78.11.86/uxofiles/mulvaney/techdatasheets/105mm-HE-M1.pdf
  • http://www.usarmymodels.com/ARTICLES/105mm%20Ordnance/2%20105mmAmmunition.html

Hugelkultur:

  • Paris, James. Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening with Hugelkultur. Dean Burn Publications, 2015 (Updated 2016). Kindle Electronic Format.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldNB2-nhBeE&feature=youtu.be
  • https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/many-benefits-hugelkultur
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mysorKnTKUo
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOC_l2PedRo
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI6qVKp5Z5U
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O2qCQU7Cac
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkx2JFO0Dhw

Hydroelectric Generator:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbowRUuP9Kk
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njNYuEKW-ek (Part I)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5ZbiQmxEQM (Part II)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ieFZI4-6K8
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmHY9DkD1Hw
  • https://www.greenoptimistic.com/hydroelectric-generator/#.WMLJ42_yupo
  • http://www.motherearthnews.com/renewable-energy/homemade-hydroelectric-plant-zmaz00jjzgoe

Pen and Ink:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quill
  • https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ink
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_glue
  • http://joybileefarm.com/natural-walnut-ink-for-fabric-stamping/ (Part 1)
  • http://joybileefarm.com/how-to-make-ink-from-natural-dyes-part-2/ (Part 2)
  • https://sites.google.com/a/open-ink.com/open-ink/inks/old-recipies/fountain-pens-you-can-use-with-old-inks
  • http://www.hobbyfarms.com/5-natural-ink-recipes-2/
  • http://chemistry.about.com/b/2013/07/18/how-to-make-ink-easy-ink-recipes.htm
  • http://www.hometrainingtools.com/a/make-homemade-ink-project

Mechanical Charging:

  • http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2011/05/bike-powered-electricity-generators.html
  • http://www.offthegridnews.com/grid-threats/7-shocking-facts-about-bicycle-generators/
  • http://www.appropedia.org/How_to_Build_a_Mechanically_Powered_Battery_Charger_for_LED_Lighting
  • http://www.instructables.com/id/Charging-USB-devices-using-your-muscle-power-Charg/

Medical:

  • Antibacterial Bandages: http://theprepperproject.com/grow-antibacterial-bandages/
  • Dandelion Recipes: http://pioneersettler.com/dandelion-recipes/
  • Laudanum: http://www.makelaudanum.com/  |  https://www.google.com/#q=diy+laudanum+tincture
  • Morphine: http://www.stonerhaven.com/topic/2571-diy-morphine/  |  https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/diy-morphine-bioengineered-yeast-could-be-used-to-brew-opiates

Range Finding Scopes:

  • http://perfectriflescope.com/is-there-any-use-in-buying-a-rifle-scope-with-a-rangefinder/
  • http://outdoorhill.com/things-to-know-before-buying-rifle-scope-with-built-in-rangefinder/
  • http://www.burrisoptics.com/scopes/eliminator-iii-laserscope-series
  • http://www.outdoorlife.com/articles/guns/2016/06/first-effective-combination-riflescope-and-rangefinder

Soap:

  • http://www.motherearthliving.com/health-and-wellness/beauty-recipes/honey-and-beeswax-soap-recipe-ze0z1506zdeb.aspx
  • http://www.soap-making-essentials.com/colonial-soap-making.html
  • http://www.soaphistory.net/
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuzCD7EP1ZM
  • http://www.countryfarm-lifestyles.com/make-lye.html#.V8cY6ztTFaQ
  • http://candles-soap.wonderhowto.com/how-to/make-your-own-soap-like-pioneers-305090/
  • http://spadet.com/soap-making-history-and-techniques/
  • http://newlifeonahomestead.com/how-they-made-all-purpose-soap-in-the-old-days/
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuzCD7EP1ZM
  • http://www.countryfarm-lifestyles.com/make-lye.html#.WAvSjpMrL1w
  • https://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/how-to-make-soap-from-ashes-zmaz72jfzfre
  • http://pioneerthinking.com/crafts/crafts-soapmaking

Solar Flares:

  • Carrington Event: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859
  • Coronal Mass Ejection: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronal_mass_ejection

Switchgrass (Ethanol):

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panicum_virgatum
  • http://caes2.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/switchgrass/Description.html
  • http://ethanolproducer.com/articles/3334/
  • https://itstillruns.com/convert-switchgrass-ethanol-7356509.html
  • http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CCD/introsheets/switchgrass.pdf
  • http://switchgrass.okstate.edu/processingswitchgrasstobiofuel/liquid-biofuels
  • http://articles.extension.org/pages/26635/switchgrass-panicum-virgatum-for-biofuel-production
  • https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/grass-makes-better-ethanol-than-corn/

Symbology:

  • FEMA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_search_and_rescue  |  https://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/usr/usr_fog_sept_25_2003_color_final.pdf
  • Hobo: http://weburbanist.com/2010/06/03/hoboglyphs-secret-transient-symbols-modern-nomad-codes/  |  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobo#Hobo_signs_.28symbols.29

Wind Turbine Well Pump:

  • https://www.homepower.com/articles/wind-power/equipment-products/pumping-water-wind
  • https://aermotorwindmill.com/
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dFcyKcvtfk
  • https://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/windmill-water-pump-zmaz78mjzhin
  • http://www.alternative-energy-tutorials.com/energy-articles/wind-water-pumping.html