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You’ll Love Catching This Survival Food For Supper

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There’s no doubt about it – when SHTF you and your family will be depending on survival food in order to be able to get through.

Freeze-dried, canned, and frozen foods are all good options to help get you through an emergency. As well as, of course, stapes like rice and beans. However, there’s something to be said for freshly caught meat, fresh from the water. And, if you happen to be nearby a body of water, you’ll need to understand how to take advantage of this in a crisis.

Fishing is an old trade that’s been useful for centuries. However, they can be awfully tricky to catch. And, when it comes to feeding your family, you’re going to want to catch all the meat you can. Which means you’re going to be out there for a while.

However, there’s one critter that lives in the water that many preppers don’t think about. Which is funny, because many of them sure like to snack on them at various restaurants and events. However, for some reason it escapes them when an emergency occurs.

Well, as crazy as it sounds, this water dweller is tasty, nutritious, AND easy to catch. It’s even easier to catch than a fish (which is really saying something). And this will come in handy, too, since survival situations often demand that you waste no time in getting sustenance for yourself and your group.

Now some people say that you simply can’t catch enough of these little critters to make a fulfilling meal. They say they’re better as a snack food, whose substance is meant to dwindle away. However, they also don’t know these secrets.

Once you understand which critter I’m talking about, and know how to get a boatload of them, you’ll soon realize that….

You’ll Love Catching This Survival Food For Supper

Whether you like to call them crawfish, crayfish, mudbugs, etc. they’re all the same. And they’re all gosh darn delicious. Steam these little guys up with some butter and some cajun seasoning, and you’ve got a meal fit for a king.

One of the best things about these little guys is you can often catch a lot of them at once. Sure, some methods may take a little more patience than others. But the payoff will almost always be worth it. Plus, when the fish are gone, these little critters are usually still sticking around for you to munch on.

Now you need to understand that there are a variety of ways to catch crawfish for your supper. And, depending on the circumstance, one of these may be more effective than the other (so it’s best to know all of them just in case). We’ll go over some of the most popular.

The Fish Net

This is probably the simplest of all the methods. Keep in mind the video I’m about to show you involves a girl just catching crawfish for fun. However, if you get in a desperate situation (and perhaps only have a net to catch food) this may be your best bet. Take a look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2tZAzEjAs8

The Crawfish Trap

This method requires a bit more effort, but the rewards can also be exponentially more. Get enough crawfish and you’ll be more full than you ever thought possible. Take a look at how it’s done:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rFfOnWryYg

Three Additional Ways

Here’s three more ways to catch a crawfish from Field And Stream:

Illustrations by Kyle Fewell

Whether you call them crawdads, crawfish, or mudbugs, crayfish are one of the most lethal bass, catfish, and big-trout baits you can put on a hook. They also happen to taste great steamed with a little Cajun seasoning. Both are terrific reasons to get out and catch some craws. All you need is a set of fast hands, a piece of raw chicken, or an inexpensive trap. Here’s what to do.

1. Lift-and-Grab
Though not very efficient, this method is probably the most fun. Just wade into any flowing, rocky creek, and start lifting stones to find craws underneath.

Stand on the downstream side of the rock and lift toward yourself so the current flushes away the silt.Crayfish swim backward, so attack from the rear, whether using a dip net or your hands. If the latter, scoop with your palms or grab just behind the head.

2. Trap
Baited with shad or chicken backs, a crayfish trap ($11; frabill.com) funnels your quarry into a small opening to feed. Once in, they have a hard time finding their way back out.

Leave traps overnight in slow streams, in shallow still waters, or in eddies within fast streams. To keep captured craws from destroying the bait before more of their friends join the feast, slip the chicken or shad into a nylon stocking before loading the trap.

3. Dip„
Great for slow- or still-water cray­fishing, dipping works exactly like the crabbing method that’s common on the coast.

Tie a raw chicken leg to a nylon cord, and dip the bait among the rocks, letting it soak for a few minutes. Crayfish will grab hold of the tough skin and stay attached if you lift the bait slowly up off the bottom. Scoop them into a small dip net, but be quick; crayfish usually let go as soon as they break the surface.

COOKING CRAWFISH

Now that you’ve got all this crawfish on your hands, it can be difficult to know what the best way is to prepare them. Well, the couple in this video discovered a top secret recipe that’ll take these ordinary, boring critters and turn them into what tastes like a 5-star dinner. Take a look:

Hopefully this information is helpful to you on your next bug out excursion or camping trip. Remember, the more you know, the better off you’ll be! Prepare Now, Survive Later!

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

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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

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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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OUTRAGEOUS: Biden Offers Condolences to Dead Iranian President

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In a move that defies common sense and American values, the Biden State Department issued an official message of condolences on Monday after learning of the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. Raisi, notorious for leading “Death to America” chants and demonizing the U.S. at every turn, has been a symbol of Iran’s relentless hostility towards our nation.

Raisi’s deep-seated hatred for the United States is well-documented. Just this past February, during a rally where American and Israeli flags were burned in a grotesque spectacle, Raisi vehemently criticized the U.S. for supporting what he deceitfully labeled as “the Zionist regime’s crimes against humanity in Gaza.” His incendiary words stirred the crowd into chanting “death to America” and “death to Israel,” as reported by The Free Beacon.

In a move that can only be described as a betrayal of American principles, the Biden administration extended its condolences. “The United States expresses its official condolences for the death of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister [Hossein] Amir-Abdollahian, and other members of their delegation in a helicopter crash in northwest Iran,” State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said. He added, “As Iran selects a new president, we reaffirm our support for the Iranian people and their struggle for human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

This statement is not just perplexing; it is an outright disgrace. Raisi, infamously known as “the Butcher of Tehran,” was one of the architects of the 1988 massacre in Iran, where around 5,000 regime opponents were mercilessly executed. As a member of the regime’s “death committee,” Raisi was instrumental in issuing death sentences to scores of political opponents, cementing his legacy as a ruthless enforcer of the regime’s brutality.

In 2019, Raisi was rightly sanctioned by the U.S. government for his involvement in decades of mass human rights abuses. Despite these sanctions and Raisi’s clear anti-American stance, the Biden administration’s conciliatory tone is both alarming and indefensible.

This move epitomizes a dangerous and cowardly appeasement strategy, reminiscent of the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal. By offering condolences to a regime leader with such a blood-soaked history, the Biden administration not only betrays American values but also risks emboldening hostile regimes. This episode starkly highlights the administration’s weak and inconsistent foreign policy approach, particularly towards malevolent actors like Iran.

The Biden administration’s failure to confront evil and defend American principles on the global stage is a glaring reminder of its inadequacy. This incident demands a reevaluation of the U.S. stance on Iran, emphasizing the urgent need for a firm and resolute policy that unapologetically prioritizes American interests and holds oppressive regimes accountable for their atrocities. We must stand strong against tyranny, not offer condolences to its leaders.

 

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