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How Old Tires Can Make Survival A Breeze

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It’s practically a given you’ve got old tires somewhere around your home. They could be in the garage, in the back of your vehicle, or in a pile ready to go to the dump.

You’re not alone – millions of Americans swap out their old car tires for new ones every single year. But the real trouble is these tires often go nowhere except straight for the junk yard.

This is a problem, because 99% of people have no idea what they’re missing out on when they throw out these exceptional survival tools. And they sure as hell have no idea…

How Old Tires Can Make Survival A Breeze

The surprising thing is old tires actually can do wonders in a survival situation. And that’s primarily because they’re…

  • Made out of waterproof rubber.
  • Insanely tough and durable.
  • Easy to transport – simply roll them away.
  • Free at a junkyard (or cheap when bought used).
  • Available in lots of different sizes.

These reasons alone are enough to get a prepper curious about what to use them for. Well, luckily, the work’s been (mostly) done for you. Here’s a few survival uses you can add to your arsenal:

1 – Make Your Own Footwear

Here’s a thought – you can make your own shoes out of an old tire. This is an exceptional use, because the waterproof rubber makes for superior soles (far better than those of the typical shoe. Sorry, Nike…).

These soles will last you a long, long time. And thankfully all you need is a couple survival tools to make this project happen: a survival knife, and some leather straps, paracord, or other non-abrasive material to use as straps around the tops of your feet.

Take the tire and cut the rubber strip away. Then place your foot onto it and trace around it, leaving room on the sides for straps (as shown in the picture below).

Then secure the paracord, leather straps, or other material through the holes and loop them over the top of your foot. Now you’ve got makeshift footwear that’s ready for any SHTF situation.


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Replacing The Sole

Keep in mind you don’t have to make entirely new footwear from this concept – you can lengthen the life of your existing shoes by replacing the sole with the tread of an old tire. Check out this video to learn more:

2 – SHTF Fishing

Now when SHTF, we won’t have near as many luxuries like we do now – and this includes our expensive fishing equipment. As such, we’re going to need to be able to use ordinary resources – such as old tires – to keep ourselves fed.

Here’s an idea from Survivopedia on how to catch fish using this ordinary ring of rubber:

While I pastored a church in South Carolina, one of my church members introduced me to “tire fishing”. We prepared the tires by “sewing the tires shut where the wheel hub had been. Then we cut a one hole on the outside where the tread was(about big enough to barely cover the hole with your hand.

So we went to his lake property and took 26 old tires each and in the earliest part of the year that we could stand to get into the water up to waist deep, we spread the tires over a large area of the bottom making sure all the air was out of the tires. Two days later we went back wading to “check” the tires and finding them with our toes.

Then we would bend over and cover the hole with our hand and slowly bring the tire above the surface letting water drain out of the hole. If you heard a tail flopping there was a fish inside and it would half scare you to death until you got used to it. We would reach into the hole to see if we were reaching the tail end of the fish or the head end of the fish. If we felt the tail, we had to retract our arm from the hold and enter going the other direction.

When we felt the head, (catfish that is) we would reach our two fingers over the head and hook our fingers over the two side fins and drag the fish out and flip him in our fish bag. Out of one checking for fish in those tires, we caught 29 fish from 52 tires between 1 1/2 lbs to 2 1/2 lbs. Every other day we checked those tires and would get varying amounts from the teens to maybe 25-30 fish. (I used a larger tire in 10′ of water at the end of the pier and checked it the same way, swimming down and pulling the tire up to the surface with my hand over the hole and wrapped my legs around a piling to check it.

One time I got one over five pounds. Needless to say, one can fill a freezer pretty fast that way. This really took place and this is not exaggerated.

Pretty cool way to catch fish and a great survival use for old tires I’m sure you’d agree.

3 – Dispose Of Trash Safely

We have the convenience of having trash trucks that dispose of our waste for us. However, when we’re in a survival situation, we’re going to have things we need to dispose of that we can’t just throw in a garbage bin (since there likely won’t be any around).

Not to mention, you’re going to want to contain this garbage. By not hiding it safely, you’re going to attract animals into your camp (always a dangerous thing). You’re also signaling to everyone around that you have a ton of preps (since you have lots of trash strewn about). This will raise suspicion and make you more susceptible to attack and robbery.

You can use old tires to contain the garbage easily. All you have to do is stack them on top of each other, and then place your trash inside. Then cover the top with another tire. This will help contain the trash (and its smell), leaving animals and people unaware of it.

4 – DIY Survival Garden

Produce is going to be paramount for our survival in an emergency situation. And, since the grocery store shelves will be empty in the first few hours, it’s your job to be ready to sustain yourself. And one of the best ways to do this is to grow your own food.

If you don’t have planters at home (or if you don’t have any in your bug out camp), you can make your own with the help of some old tires. Simply pour fresh, rich soil into the tire, and then plant seeds from there.

Tires are especially beneficial for this use, since the waterproof rubber keeps moisture inside (especially when you seal the bottoms). Not to mention, there’s no worry of breaking them (like there is with clay or plastic pots).

Create A Barrier

This is a pretty time-intensive task. However, it’s going to seriously pay off in an SHTF situation, if you find yourself needing to build a long-term shelter.

Turns out tires make excellent material for making the walls of a shelter. That’s because they stack easily, they save energy, they’re free if you look in the right places, and they’re dang near indestructible. Not to mention, if you use the right method, you’ll often need very few extra tools to get the job done.

Watch the video below to learn more:

Turns out old tires make a surprisingly beneficial resource when SHTF. What other survival uses can you think of for them? Let us know in the comments below. Prepare Now, Survive Later!


Hunter Biden Caught RED HANDED Lying Under Oath


House Republicans have detonated a political bombshell, exposing the brazen corruption and arrogance of the Biden family. They have unveiled indisputable evidence proving that Hunter Biden lied under oath multiple times during his congressional deposition earlier this year. This scandal epitomizes the Biden Administration’s systemic corruption and disregard for the rule of law.

The House Ways & Means Committee convened a crucial session on Wednesday to discuss documents protected under IRS code 6103, a section of the tax code designed to keep sensitive information confidential. The committee’s decision to release this material, despite the severe legal ramifications, underscores the gravity and urgency of the situation.

“Hunter Biden has once again demonstrated his belief that there are two systems of justice in this country – one for his privileged family and one for everyone else,” House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith thundered to Fox News Digital. “Not only did Hunter Biden brazenly refuse to comply with his initial subpoena until threatened with criminal contempt, but he also had the audacity to lie before Congress. This investigation and the documents released today are not about a personal vendetta against Hunter Biden; they are about ensuring the equal application of the law in a system that his family seems to believe they are above.”

Smith revealed that the documents show Hunter Biden lied at least three times during his deposition. “Lying during sworn testimony is a felony offense that the Department of Justice has prosecuted numerous individuals for in recent years, and the American people demand the same accountability for the son of the President of the United States,” Smith declared. “Hunter Biden’s lies under oath and obstruction of a congressional investigation into his family’s blatant corruption cast a shadow over his entire testimony. The newly released evidence confirms, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the only witnesses who can be trusted to tell the truth in this investigation are the IRS whistleblowers.”

The committee asserts that Hunter Biden mischaracterized his role at his firm, Rosemont Seneca, and actually controlled bank accounts he denied having under oath. Emails between Hunter Biden and his former associate Devon Archer show he helped a man named Miguel Aleman with visa documents, directly contradicting his testimony. Furthermore, WhatsApp records reveal that Hunter Biden only spoke with one Zhao — Henry Zhao of Chinese energy firm CEFC — debunking his claim of a mistaken identity due to intoxication.

In one explosive WhatsApp message, Hunter Biden blatantly leveraged his father’s position, telling a Chinese business associate from CEFC that he and his father would ensure “you will regret not following my direction.” Hunter Biden demanded a $10 million wire for his joint venture with CEFC, SinoHawk Holdings.

“I am sitting here with my father, and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” Hunter Biden told Henry Zhao, the director of Chinese asset management firm Harvest Fund Management. “And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge, you will regret not following my direction.” Zhao responded, “CEFC is willing to cooperate with the family.”

Hunter Biden has been charged in two separate jurisdictions stemming from Special Counsel David Weiss’ years-long investigation into him. He pleaded not guilty to federal gun charges in U.S. District Court for Delaware and federal tax charges in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The charges include making false statements during the purchase of a firearm, related to information required to be kept by a licensed firearm dealer, and possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.

IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler approached Congress, alleging that prosecutorial decisions in the federal investigation into the president’s son were influenced by politics. They claimed Weiss allowed the statute of limitations to expire for tax charges against Hunter Biden from 2014 and 2015 in D.C., and Hunter Biden should have been charged with tax evasion for 2014 and for filing false tax returns for 2018 and 2019, particularly concerning income from Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings. Fox News Digital reported in December 2020 that Hunter Biden failed to report “approximately $400,000” in income from his position on Burisma’s board in 2014.

The American public is fed up with a system rigged in favor of the powerful and well-connected. This is a direct assault on the integrity of our justice system. The time for accountability is now. Hunter Biden and his family’s blatant disregard for the law cannot be tolerated any longer. The American people demand justice.


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Biden’s Reckless Election Stunt: Draining Strategic Reserves to Lower Gas Prices


In a desperate and ill-advised move, the Biden administration announced on Tuesday that it is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy, ostensibly to lower prices at the pump this summer. This blatant attempt to manipulate gas prices ahead of the election underscores the administration’s willingness to jeopardize national security for political gain.

The gasoline will be sold from storage sites in New Jersey and Maine in increments of 100,000 barrels, creating a competitive bidding process to ensure it reaches local retailers ahead of the July 4 holiday. The Energy Department claims this will help “lower costs for American families and consumers,” but the real intention is clear: to curry favor with voters by artificially lowering gas prices.

The release follows a congressional mandate to sell off the 10-year-old Northeast reserve and close it. This reserve, established under President Obama, has never been used and costs about $19 million a year to maintain. Its sale, which provides only minimal relief during a severe shortage, highlights the administration’s short-sightedness and disregard for strategic planning.

Gasoline prices average about $3.60 per gallon nationwide, up 6 cents from a year ago, according to AAA. Tapping into the gasoline reserves is one of the few actions a president can take to control inflation, a major election year liability for the party in power.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm stated that the Biden administration is “laser-focused on lowering prices at the pump for American families.” However, this short-term solution ignores the primary purpose of strategic reserves: to provide emergency relief in times of severe national crises, not to manipulate market prices for political benefit.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre touted this release as part of Biden’s efforts to lower gas and energy costs, including historic releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and investments in clean energy. Yet, Biden’s previous decision to drain the SPR in 2022, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, already pushed the stockpile to perilously low levels not seen since the 1980s. This reckless depletion of a critical national security asset for short-term political gain drew sharp criticism from Republicans.

Despite attempts to refill the SPR, it still stands at over 367 million barrels, significantly lower than pre-Russia-Ukraine war levels. This makes the U.S. vulnerable in the event of a true energy emergency, as the SPR is intended to be the nation’s emergency oil supply, not a tool for electioneering.

The release of the 42-million-gallon Northeast reserve, which must be transferred or delivered by June 30, is a misguided strategy that offers minimal impact on gasoline prices nationally. As analyst Patrick De Haan from GasBuddy points out, the reserve amounts to just 2.7 hours of total U.S. gasoline consumption, providing negligible relief.

This ill-conceived plan not only undermines the strategic purpose of the reserve but also sets a dangerous precedent of using emergency resources for political maneuvering. Biden’s actions highlight a disturbing trend of prioritizing political optics over national security and long-term stability.



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Biden Authorized “Deadly Force” In Mar-a-Lago Raid


In an alarming display of federal overreach and political maneuvering, it has been revealed that Joe Biden’s administration was prepared to have his main political rival, Donald Trump, and his family killed as part of a dramatic publicity stunt.

On Tuesday, Judge Aileen Cannon unsealed a series of motions related to Jack Smith’s controversial classified documents case against Trump. Among the shocking revelations was the fact that Biden’s FBI authorized the use of deadly force during their raid on Mar-a-Lago in August 2022.

This brazen action by armed FBI agents, ready to confront Trump, demonstrates the extreme lengths to which Biden’s administration is willing to go. The filing stated: “Should FPOTUS [Trump] arrive at MAL [Mar-a-Lago], FBI MM EM and OSCs will be prepared to engage with FPOTUS and USSS Security Team.” Furthermore, it added, “Should USSS provide resistance or interfere with FBI timeline or accesses, FBI MM EM will engage with [redacted] and [redacted] will engage with USSS POC’s per existing liaison relationships.”

A chilling screenshot of the deadly force instructions outlined the conditions under which DOJ law enforcement officers could use deadly force: only when necessary, when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury.

This unprecedented move comes after Biden paved the way for his Justice Department to arrest his political opponent by retroactively revoking Trump’s executive privilege. This revocation facilitated the subpoenaing of Trump, which in turn allowed the Justice Department to charge him with federal crimes.

Following the subpoena, federal agents arrived at Mar-a-Lago, retrieving documents and instructing the former president to add an extra lock to his storage locker. However, two months later, the FBI conducted a full-scale raid on Mar-a-Lago, ransacking Trump’s belongings without allowing his lawyers to be present.

The situation escalated when, in November 2022, Jack Smith was appointed special counsel to investigate the documents at Trump’s Florida residence. By June 2023, Trump faced an indictment on 37 counts related to Smith’s classified documents case, including charges of willful retention, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and making false statements.

This entire episode underscores the alarming extent of Biden’s politicization of the Justice Department and the dangerous precedent it sets for using federal power to target political opponents.


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