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  • If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do?

    04/14/2014 6:13:21 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 209 replies
    The Week ^ | April 14, 2014
    Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists' improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of...
  • Survival Mom Radio Show: Prepper Myths with Fernando Aguirre (FerFAL)

    04/09/2014 4:41:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    The Survival Mom ^ | 4/9/14 | Lisa Bedford(ChocChipCookie)
    Hey folks, here's the link to the interview with Lisa Bedford, author of the book "Survival Mom".
  • 16 Signs That Most Americans Are NOT PREPARED For The Coming Economic Collapse

    04/09/2014 4:36:30 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/9/14 | Michael Snyder.
    #8-16 The following are nine more statistics that come from a survey conducted by the Adelphi Center for Health Innovation. As you can see, a significant portion of the population is not even prepared for a basic emergency that would last for just a few days… 44 percent don’t have first-aid kits 48 percent lack emergency supplies 53 percent do not have a minimum three-day supply of nonperishable food and water at home 55 percent believe local authorities will come to their rescue if disaster strikes 52 percent have not designated a family meeting place if they are separated during...
  • Overwhelmed by crime, Argentina declares emergency in Buenos Aires

    04/08/2014 6:32:42 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    The situation has become a major political issue with magistrates and the Church calling for restrain. “This is a fight to defend the most sacred, life” governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli said and called on “all political forces” to coordinate efforts in the battle against crime. Escorted by all of his cabinet ministers, Scioli held a press conference in the City of La Plata to declare a 12-month security emergency in the province which represents over 35 per cent of the electorate registry. “The emergency is the legal instrument we have to speed up the investments we need...
  • http://shtfschool.com/general/a-typical-day-during-shtf/

    04/07/2014 4:56:39 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 4/6/14 | Selco
    I kept looking at him suspiciously, because I remembered our neighbour who stated (OK he was completely drunk) that he had brilliant plan to end this siege. When we asked him how, he explained that he will shoot at the airplanes, and when they respond to that they will bomb whole area and everything will end. One of most stupid things that I ever heard. It was like shooting the man who brings you sandwich when you are hungry but desperate folks will talk lot of nonsense. “I am just thinking how funny and how far away we are to...
  • Venezuela Enforces Fingerprint Registry to Buy Groceries:

    04/02/2014 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/2/14 | Daisy Luther
    What if you were forced to “register” in order to buy groceries? And what if, through that registration, the food you bought could be tracked and quantities could be limited? That’s exactly the plan in Venezuela right now. The AP reports that in an effort to crack down on “hoarding” that ID cards will be issued to families. These will have to be presented before foodstuffs can be purchased.
  • Nearly Half Of Us Couldn't Live A Month On Our Savings

    04/01/2014 9:01:03 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies
    BI ^ | 4-1-2014 | Trae Bodge
    Nearly Half Of Us Couldn't Live A Month On Our Savings Trae Bodge , RetailMeNot's The Real Deal Apr. 1, 2014, 5:56 PM April is Financial Literacy Month (and dreaded tax time), so let’s talk about your financial know-how. Are you financially prepared if you need to stop working for a few months due to a layoff or illness? Do you know how much money you have lying around? What about your kids? Are you setting them on a path to financial health? RetailMeNot recently polled more than 1,000 Americans and found that overall consumers are doing pretty well on...
  • TSHTF Inflation: “What YOU Will Pay for What You Need to Survive”

    04/01/2014 4:22:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    SSHTF Plan ^ | April 1st, 2014 | John Galt
    To begin with, this article is neither to demean the starting prepper nor launch into my fellow bloggers and authors about their version of what being prepared for the worst case scenario might well be; even though the criticism is valid and should remind everyone of the old adage that NO ONE is totally prepared for a societal collapse. The theory that many of the Pollyanna view of the end of modern convenience then in the end civilization is that indeed, mankind would seek his brother out and be at his best working together to rebuild and save humanity and...
  • Canned Food Gone Bad

    03/31/2014 4:34:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 77 replies
    Now that’s theory and it does apply but as we know sometimes things just don’t work out as well. Today my wife was opening a can of chopped tomatoes and as soon as the can was pierced the contents burst out in all directions. While there was no swelling, pressure had clearly built up inside, a clear sign of decomposition. The food inside didn’t smell awfully bad, but it didn’t smell good either.
  • Preparing for Economic Instability: Six Ways to Ready Yourself For the Inevitable

    03/28/2014 3:54:06 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/28/14 | Tess Pennington
    It’s Not If, But When We’ve all heard the reports and seen the tell-tale signs of the storm brewing on the horizon. As a whole, we cannot continue to bury our heads in the sand and ignore the ever-growing issue of our economic instability. Start taking steps to lead a more self-reliant lifestyle and invest into your future wellbeing. The tips provided above can help you gain a greater edge in readying yourself for the uncertain future.
  • Get Training for Le Tour de TEOTWAWKI

    03/26/2014 4:36:06 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 3/14 | MK
    Bicycles offer us a quick way to move around, and if you know what you're doing and where you are going, they can be very stealthy. They give us options for carrying gear on racks and saddle bags, or even in trailers. A good bike will carry you over a variety of terrain, whether paved or not. They are easy to maintain, can be stored in a number of locations, and can be hidden fairly easily, when need be. Most importantly, with a little skill, their maneuverability will help you dodge even the stickiest of situations. Let's suppose I have...
  • Report: Poland Calls Up Army Reserves: “The World Stands On the Brink of Conflict”

    03/26/2014 4:28:05 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/26/14 | Mac Slavo
    At least 7,000 reservists have been recalled to the colours for immediate exercises lasting between 10 and 30 days. They’re told by the Polish authorities that the call-ups are “routine”: but the men say they haven’t been asked before and they’re well aware of the growing alarm in Warsaw at President Putin’s aggression. Three weeks ago, their Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, called a press conference to warn that “the world stands on the brink of conflict, the consequences of which are not foreseen… Not everyone in Europe is aware of this situation.”
  • Food hoarding illegal during WW I

    03/21/2014 9:51:40 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 37 replies
    Survialist Boards ^ | 3/18/14 | txprep
    "It was alleged that the food hoarded was sufficient to maintain the family for more than a year and hence far in excess of the requirements for 30 days, the period recognized by hoover as a "reasonable one" for residents of cities."
  • Barter Goods

    03/20/2014 7:03:59 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 3/14 | C.Y.
    This article is about identifying, stocking, and using the post collapse equivalent of a pocket full of dollar bills. It should be enough that if someone is trading eggs or socks you can buy a pair without having to run back to the house, but not so much that if someone robs you at gunpoint, you've lost a major part of your savings. That's barter. I define trading being qualitatively different, because it involves much higher-value items. Trading involves some psychology on both sides, similar to buying a car or a house, as opposed to daily shopping. Also, it is...
  • Take These Steps Today To Survive An International Crisis

    03/20/2014 5:45:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/20/14 | Brandon Smith
    Buy Three Months Of Food Stock Buy A Water Filter Buy A Small Solar Kit Store A Fuel Source Find Alternative Shelter Buy One Semi-Automatic Rifle Buy 1,000 Rounds Of Ammunition Approach One Friend Or Neighbor Learn One Barter Skill Grow A Garden Prepare Your Mind For Calamity
  • Prepping and the Mind

    03/18/2014 4:16:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 3/14 | D.R.
    When people talk about "The End Of The World As We Know It” (TEOTWAWKI), it is almost always in ways of how we might prepare for the end, what equipment to have, how much food to store, and what skills we must learn. These are all valid points. Most people can agree on common standards in these areas, but what if the act of preparing for the end can cause danger to yourself and your family? I'm not mocking prepping; I'm a prepper myself. I'm simply stating that a prepper must be in the correct mindset to make choices they...
  • Report: U.S. Electric Grid ‘Inherently Vulnerable’ to Sabotage

    03/11/2014 7:18:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 3/11/14 | Adam Kredo
    Electric grid compounds across the country have faced an uptick in unauthorized intrusions by unknown individuals, causing concern that the U.S. grid is “inherently vulnerable” to widespread sabotage, according to a recent oversight report issued by New Jersey’s Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC), which monitors the threat level. Following at least eight “reports of intrusions at electrical grid facilities in New Jersey” from October 2013 until January 2014, the ROIC’s Intelligence & Analysis Threat Unit issued a report warning that the U.S. electrical grid is “inherently vulnerable” to attacks that could wipe out power across large swaths of the country.
  • The Ice Hits the Fan in South Carolina

    03/11/2014 5:20:38 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 3/14 | Gadget
    This is the story of my family's experience during the ice storm that hit the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) of South Carolina and Georgia. My family and a network of friends, who live in the area, are reasonably prepared for any problems that may come our way with food and water storage, shelter, generators, et cetera. When the "ice hit the fan" in our area, we had a very real test of our preps that lasted five days, and some families were still without power seven days later.
  • U.S., Citing ‘Urgent’ Need, Calls On Hospitals to Improve Disaster Plans

    03/11/2014 10:56:28 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/11/14 | SHERI FINK
    The regulations would require hospitals, nursing facilities and group homes to have plans to maintain emergency lighting, fire safety systems, and sewage and waste disposal during power losses, and to keep temperatures at a safe level for patients. Those inpatient facilities would also be expected to track displaced patients, provide care at alternate sites and handle volunteers. Transplant centers would need to identify alternate hospitals for patients awaiting organs — a challenge because centers maintain different transplant criteria. Home health care agencies would be required to help patients create personalized disaster plans. Hospices and others caring for frail, homebound patients...
  • Homeland Security Pre-Staging A Domestic Military Force

    03/10/2014 7:07:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/10/14 | Ken Jorgustin
    During the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, the U.S. Army built 28,000 MRAPs (Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Trucks). Now the U.S. Army has announced that it is giving 13,000 of them away, for free. Who’s receiving the trucks? Homeland Security and U.S. Law Enforcement. Instead of mothballing these MRAPs, Homeland Security is evidently pre-staging a domestic army of militarized agencies, police and law enforcement. While Police and agencies say that all this military equipment from DHS grants will only be used against crime, the trust in many American alphabet agencies has been broken – now that we know some of the extent at...
  • Guest Article: Staying Mobile in a Collapse Situation, by M.C.

    03/09/2014 4:51:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 3/14 | M.C.
    I have seen countless disaster movies set 30+ years after the collapse of society where, somehow, people still have gasoline and diesel fuel to run their vehicles. I am a professional diesel mechanic, operating two vehicles retrofitted from their original gasoline engines to run on older mechanical diesel engines. I feel I could stay mobile longer because I would not be dependent on service stations to provide me fuel, and I could make my own
  • Why many preppers will die

    03/07/2014 3:15:41 PM PST · by Kartographer · 122 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 3/7/14 | Selco
    His story is not so unique, but I know much more stories about how folks got killed because they refused to leave their home (and run) when under attack by several people armed with firearms, while they were unarmed, or armed with pistol or knife, clearly outnumbered. I read every day on web sentences like “having this gun will save you when SHTF” or “with this BOB you can not lose when SHTF”. Of course this is marketing crap from people who want to sell you something. Please do not get yourself killed, or allow your family to die when...
  • Economist Warns of Collapse Risk: “Will Not Allow Life to Continue As We Know It”

    03/07/2014 2:58:12 PM PST · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/7/14 | Mac Slavo
    What you have to keep in mind is that back in 2008 we had one of the greatest financial crises the United States ever faced. The system was on the brink of collapse at that point in time. What the Fed and the federal government did was spend every penny they could, anything they could create or anything they could guarantee. They did everything they could possibly do to keep the system from crashing. They guaranteed all bank accounts. So, they saved the system, but now what they did has not borne fruit. We have not seen an economic recovery....
  • Understanding The Stress Response: It Can Buy You Valuable Seconds

    03/04/2014 3:49:19 PM PST · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/4/14 | Lizzie Bennet
    Highly trained individuals are much more able to overcome the flight part of the response and stand their ground and fight. Equally, in a hopeless situation they’re training allows them to make the decision to retreat faster than the average person would. This should never be construed as cowardice, it is simply a tactical withdrawal that leaves them alive to fight another day. Sadly some of those we may call ‘The Golden Horde’ may also possess the ability to make decisions faster than the average person. Those used to living on their wits will cope better in flight or fight...
  • Real-World Preparedness: Learning from the Ukraine Crisis

    03/02/2014 2:01:47 PM PST · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Surviving Argentina ^ | 3/1/14 | Ferfal
    Ferfal viedo of his analyst of the Ukrain. Some good stuff.
  • Cry for Me, Argentina

    02/27/2014 5:49:54 PM PST · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/27/14 | Roger Cohen
    A bon mot doing the rounds in post-commodities-boom South America is that Brazil is in the process of becoming Argentina, and Argentina is in the process of becoming Venezuela, and Venezuela is in the process of becoming Zimbabwe. That is a little harsh on Brazil and Venezuela.
  • Food Rationing: It Will Break You Down Mentally

    02/27/2014 5:43:09 PM PST · by Kartographer · 106 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/27/14 | Tess Pennington
    There are certain factors you should consider when living through an extended emergency. It is common for your physical, mental and emotional state to be affected following a disaster. On top of that, you are hungry due to rationing food portions and still have to continue daily activities, physical labor, parenting, etc. If you haven’t put thought into the right types of food and the amounts needed to see you through the ordeal, then you could be setting yourself up for deficiencies in your diet. Repeatedly, I have told readers interested in leading a self reliant lifestyle to simulate a...
  • Hunger Ravaged Starving Hordes Gather In Syria: “The Devastation is Unbelievable”

    02/26/2014 4:09:08 PM PST · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/26/14 | Mac Slavo
    For most Americans the crisis is over. For the people of Syria, war rages on and the fight for survival continues. According to The Daily Mail, over 120,000 people are without food, water, medicine and essential services in Syria’s capital city of Damascus. Many are starving to death. Humanitarian aid has been slow to come amid complications with Syrian leadership, continued fighting in the country and the sheer size of the population requiring assistance. This is what it looks like when a country’s entire infrastructure is completely destroyed and its safety nets fall apart. People searching for resources as far...
  • True Nature of Survival

    02/21/2014 7:14:27 PM PST · by Kartographer · 39 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 2/21/14 | Selco
    In that short period before s. hit the fan with full force, people usually lost their lives because they did not recognize situation. People were out rioting, stealing, fighting. But all that was still like “moderate”. At that moment people still were “inside” the system, so we all were trying to hide more or less when looting was going on in neighborhood. Police were still arresting people and trying to control things. People were shooting each other yes, but it was not yet like full scale shooting and violence, mostly people were scaring each other with shootings. One of my...
  • Half-Prepping Equals NO Prepping: Lessons From The Icepocalypse

    02/17/2014 4:32:15 PM PST · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/17/14 | Brandon Turbeville
    These individuals were able to weather the storm in conditions ranging from basic temporary self-reliance to minor discomfort and inconvenience. They had a source of food, water, and heat. They had a means to defend themselves if necessary. They did not require supplies after the fact. They were also a distinct minority. Others still believed they were prepared . . . until the storm hit. They had generators but no gas. They had extra food but no way to cook it. They had a well but no way to pump the water. Some had fireplaces with no logs or firewood...
  • It Doesn’t Take Much For People To Start Behaving Like Crazed Lunatics

    02/13/2014 9:37:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | February 12, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    If an ice storm can cause this much panic in our major cities, what will a real crisis look like? The biggest news story in the United States right now is the "historic ice storm" that is hammering the South. Travel will be a nightmare, schools and businesses will be closed, and hundreds of thousands of people will lose power. In fact, it is being projected that some people could be without power for up to a week. But at the end of the day, the truth is that this ice storm is just an inconvenience. Yes, the lives of...
  • Prepper Primer for Your Non-prepper Loved Ones

    02/13/2014 7:37:22 PM PST · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 2/14 | T.S.
    Purpose: To quote my spouse, “I didn't know when I married you that you were a bucket of crazy.” So essentially, this article is intended to help the spouse whom you love but whom is not a prepper. There are many hundred-plus page books written on this subject, but this primer can be read in less than an hour and is tailored to my personal situation. It is the hope of the author that others will create their own such document for family and friends using this as a starting point. Whether I am dead, geographically separated from her, injured,...
  • Important Car Winter Preps Often Overlooked

    02/13/2014 7:27:27 PM PST · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    Ferfal Blog Spot ^ | 2/12/14 | Ferfal
    A man in Kansas lost all his feet toes after walking for an hour in the snow wearing only dress shoes. As I read the article (link), I wondered how many people could have easily been caught in the same situation. Some people do keep an emergency kit of some sort in their cars. Usually this is some kind of basic car breakdown kit or of bug out bag.
  • Ice, more snow, threaten to extend Triangle shutdown

    02/12/2014 7:19:56 PM PST · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    News Observer.com ^ | 2/12/14 | BRUCE SICELOFF AND ANDREW KENNEY
    Subfreezing temperatures and a night of rain and sleet on top of Wednesday’s snow promise to keep the Triangle largely shut down through Thursday night and possibly into Friday. The second stage of the storm was setting in even as police and tow trucks tried to clear the vehicles abandoned on the sides of roads and highways Wednesday. Forecasters had predicted the storm for days, prompting Wake County schools to close Wednesday, but the snow seemed to catch thousands off guard, trapping columns of cars on snow-whitened streets and highways.
  • A Foreshadowing of Future Mass Panic in America: This Is Why We Prepare…

    02/12/2014 4:09:31 PM PST · by Kartographer · 90 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/12/14 | Mac Slavo
    Every year somewhere in our country tens of thousands of Americans experience an emergency resulting from any number of scenarios that may include natural disasters, economic hardship or other unexpected circumstances. And every year we watch with amazement as those in areas that have been affected by snow storms, hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes lose everything and have no backup plan to deal with the crisis. The thin veneer of our civilization should be apparent to everyone, yet it seems that no one really gets it.
  • Economy and Crime Spur New Puerto Rican Exodus

    02/10/2014 1:19:01 AM PST · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/8/14 | LIZETTE ALVAREZ
    A sense of pessimism pervades on the island. Streets are lined with empty storefronts in San Juan and in smaller cities like Mayagüez; small businesses, hit hard by high electricity, water and tax bills and hurt by drops in sales, have closed and stayed closed. Schools sit shuttered either because of disrepair or because of a dwindling number of students. In this typically convivial capital, communities have erected gates and bars to help thwart carjackers and home invaders. Illegal drugs, including high-level narcotrafficking, are one of the few growth industries. Puerto Rico, about 1,000 miles from Miami, has long been...
  • Widespread riots now in my country. My thoughts on riots.

    02/07/2014 4:19:49 PM PST · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 2/7/14 | Selco
    Like I said before, situation can change from good to bad quickly. Especially when people are tired of whats going on. In my country 40% of people have no jobs, widespread corruption, prices are expensive for almost everything. There are now riots in several cities in my region here, spreading all over the country. I have been in riots before, and also been in riots that lead into the full scale war we had, so there are few things that I want to explain you about riots:
  • Report: Power Plant Attack: “Most Significant Incident of Domestic Terrorism" (shortened)

    02/06/2014 3:47:03 PM PST · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/6/14 | Mac Slavo
    Chances are you didn’t hear about it when it happened or the investigation that followed. Last April just outside of San Jose, California the grid system came under direct attack. Investigators have yet to identify any suspects, but the attack seems to have been well planned. First, someone accessed an underground vault housing fiber optic telephone cables and cut off communications to a large PG&E Substation. Then, for 19 minutes, someone opened fire from long-range. The sniper apparently utilized 7.62x39mm rounds, such as those used in an AK-47, to target the oil-driven cooling systems for 17 large transformers. The shell...
  • Nine Ways To Be More Self-Sufficient (Even If You Live In The City), by K. Sowell

    02/04/2014 6:49:25 PM PST · by Kartographer · 119 replies
    Just a Marine ^ | 2/4/14 | K. Sowell
    1. Invest in a water filter. 2. Build an emergency medical kit. 3. Keep a few hens. 4. Grow some vegetables and/or fruits. 5. Learn to can. 6. Get a stand-alone freezer. 7. Learn to bake bread. 8. Purchase at least one firearm and get comfortable using it. 9. Homeschool your children.
  • Supreme Court Justice Confirms American Internment Camps Will Happen Again: “It is the Reality”

    02/04/2014 6:27:32 PM PST · by Kartographer · 32 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/4/14 | Mac Slavo
    While President Obama and Congressional members have made an effort to convince their constituents that the provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act will never be used against citizens of the United States, the fact is that the laws clearly allow for the detention, arrest and detainment of Americans without charge or trial. The President attempted to assuage these fears of potential abuse of the law by including a signing statement promising he would never use the law against Americans, but the statement itself is non-binding, leaving the possibility of misuse wide open. In the event of a declared national...
  • Elite Insider Predicted Massive Crash in 2012: “Very Large Probability… Around March 4, 2014″

    02/03/2014 7:58:41 PM PST · by Kartographer · 76 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/3/14 | Mac Slavo
    We understand that Doomsday predictions are aplenty these days, but given what’s going on around the world right now it may be time to revisit the eerily prescient forecast of an elite insider. Grady Means is a former advisor to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, a former economist at the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and has managed multi-billion dollar firms over his career. Back in October of 2012 Means penned a commentary and analysis for the Washington Times in which he noted that “America’s fall will take global economies with it.” But he didn’t stop there. Means gave...
  • Obama's Army Only 85% Ready To Fight

    02/03/2014 9:58:40 AM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: Budget cuts, sequestration and indifference to maintaining what was once "the arsenal of democracy" have led to units that are not deployment-ready and soldiers with weapons their grandfathers could have used. The standing ovation given at the State of the Union to Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg, seriously wounded in an Afghan war that his commander in chief did not believe was winnable, was well deserved. It also served as a tribute to all the heroes we send into battle, particularly under rules of engagement that often make the proverbial "one hand tied behind your back" a preferable option....
  • “Lessons from Argentina’s economic collapse”

    01/31/2014 5:14:56 PM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    A popular article in the survival sphere entitled “Lessons from Argentina’s economic collapse” from Ferfal documents the struggles of living in a collapsing society. Download it here in pdf Argentina Collapse or simply read below.
  • Why This Harvard Economist Is Pulling All His Money From Bank Of America

    01/31/2014 5:00:19 PM PST · by Kartographer · 65 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 1/31/14 | Tyler Durden
    From Terry Burnham, former Harvard economics professor, author of “Mean Genes” and “Mean Markets and Lizard Brains,” provocative poster on this page and long-time critic of the Federal Reserve, argues that the Fed’s efforts to strengthen America’s banks have perversely weakened them. First posted in PBS. Is your money safe at the bank? An economist says ‘no’ and withdraws his Last week I had over $1,000,000 in a checking account at Bank of America. Next week, I will have $10,000.
  • Celente Warns Of Coming Riots: “The Collapse Is Engulfing The World”

    01/31/2014 4:24:17 PM PST · by Kartographer · 78 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1/31/14 | Mac Slavo
    Celente isn’t suggesting that a massive collapse is going to happen in the future. He says we’re already in it – and it’s taking hold right before our eyes across the entirety of the globe:
  • Matt Drudge Issues Warning: “Have An Exit Plan”

    01/27/2014 7:20:42 PM PST · by Kartographer · 132 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1/27/14 | Mac Slavo
    His web site may consist of just a single page, but Matt Drudge is arguably the most influential media personality in the world. Garnering nearly one billion readers monthly, the Drudge Report is able to literally shift public sentiment, making it an essential read for D.C. insiders, Wall Street professionals, and anyone who wants to stay on top of the latest global issues. If Matt Drudge headlines a story its viral spread to millions of readers in near real-time is guaranteed. With his established connections to critical spheres of influence that include everything from politics and government to finance and...
  • Bank Run Fears: Customers Being Forced to Provide Evidence For Why They Need Cash

    01/25/2014 4:29:20 PM PST · by Kartographer · 98 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1/25/14 | Mac Slavo
    HSBC is imposing restrictions on large cash withdrawals raising a number of red flags. The BBC reports that some HSBC customers have been prevented from withdrawing large amounts of cash because they could not provide evidence of why they wanted it. HSBC admitted it has not informed customers of the change in policy, which was implemented in November for their own good: “We ask our customers about the purpose of large cash withdrawals when they are unusual… the reason being we have an obligation to protect our customers, and to minimise the opportunity for financial crime.” As one customer responded:...
  • How to store dry foods in canning jars

    01/25/2014 10:01:31 AM PST · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    Survival Mom ^ | 2/22/13 | Lisa (ChocChipCookie)
    There’s a whole slew of things that I want included in my food storage pantry, but many of them don’t lend themselves well to the canning process (chocolate!), can’t be dehydrated (walnuts!), or aren’t a great candidate for the classic 5-gallon bucket (sunflower seeds!). Packing these foods in canning jars and then using a vacuum sealer, such as a Food Saver, to store them long-term is super easy.
  • Getting Started in Prepping

    01/24/2014 6:27:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 112 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 1/14 | Jared B.
    As a survivalist/prepper, I hear a lot of, "I don't want to be a prepper, but I want to be prepared. What should I do? How do I start?" So I compiled a lot of information from FEMA, Red Cross, and other places that have very "basic" information and started typing up a list for them. The four "basic" areas I decided would be a good starting point: getting your whole family involved, what to do before an emergency, what to do after an emergency, and emergency sanitation. I say "basic" because this is only a starting point! This by...
  • Common sense survival. The return of natural selection

    01/24/2014 3:51:59 PM PST · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 1/23/14 | Selco
    Lots of regular people in todays society see us prepper and survivalists as weirdos in camouflage suits, conspiracy nuts and similar. Most of them are right, lots of „survivalists“ also help in building that image of survivalists. It is hard for some people to just shut up and prep, what they should do to keep low profile. But some people make survival so much part of who they are they want to show off. Their choice. Point is that there are lot of definitions of survivalists there, and each one of them is like „written in stone“. I think survival...