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  • Trump Orders Government To Stop Work On Y2K Bug

    06/16/2017 8:13:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2017 | Justin Sink from Bloomberg
    Seventeen years after the Year 2000 bug came and went, the federal government will finally stop preparing for it.The Trump administration announced Thursday that it would eliminate dozens of paperwork requirements for federal agencies, including an obscure rule that requires them to continue providing updates on their preparedness for a bug that afflicted some computers at the turn of the century. As another example, the Pentagon will be freed from a requirement that it file a report every time a small business vendor is paid, a task that consumed some 1,200 man-hours every year.“We’re looking for stuff everyone agrees...
  • Poised for Collapse: How “Unrest Could Become Real Revolution” Inside America

    12/14/2016 6:15:42 PM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/12/16 | Jeremiah Johnson
    1.Economic Factors: This could take the form of an economic collapse and/or runaway inflation/devaluation of a nation’s currency, as well as chronic or acute unemployment, lowered manufacturing base accompanied by firings or closure of positions or plants. 2. Warfare: can lead to a country’s dissolution either by insurgency or occupation, followed by an attempt to resist (revolt) either against a foreign oppressor or a country that has (in the manner of the Hessians in the Revolutionary war) “invited in” an occupying army. 3. Religious/Theological: in the form either of persecution of a culture’s predominant religion or factions/schisms leading to confrontation...
  • The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store

    10/13/2016 4:19:09 PM PDT · by vannrox · 76 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | Oct 11, 2016 05:05 pm | By Brett and Kate McKay
    The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus StoreBy Brett and Kate McKay on Oct 11, 2016 05:05 pm You’ve probably been to an army surplus store.They all look pretty much the same wherever you live. Surplus stores can be found in strip malls in the rough part of town or as stand-alone warehouse-style buildings with corrugated metal roofing and very few windows. They’re easy to miss while driving because they typically only announce themselves with a small yellow sign emblazoned with “Army Surplus” in black lettering.When you walk in, your nose is met with that distinct army surplus...
  • DHS Prepares For Nuke Attack With Massive Order For Radiation Detectors: ‘To Ensure Nuclear Devices

    08/28/2016 9:49:57 AM PDT · by EBH · 59 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/27/2016 | Mac Salvo
    Earlier this year we reported that Texas game wardens on the southern border have been issued radiation detectors due to concerns that a nuclear or radiological device could be smuggled into the United States through the porous Mexican border. It appears that the Department of Homeland Security is also taking the potential for a nuclear-based weapon of mass destruction seriously. According to a new report from NextGov the government has ordered some $20 million worth of wearable intelligent nuclear detection (WIND) units in an effort to boost domestic security:... ...
  • What Will You Do When The Lights Go Out? The Inevitable Failure Of The US Grid

    08/15/2016 9:04:51 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 102 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 15-08-2016 | Juli
    Delta Airlines recently experienced what it called a power outage in its home base of Atlanta, Georgia, causing all the company’s computers to go offline—all of them. This seemingly minor hiccup managed to singlehandedly ground all Delta planes for six hours, stranding passengers for even longer, as Delta scrambled to reshuffle passengers after the Monday debacle. Where Delta blamed its catastrophic systems-wide computer failure vaguely on a loss of power, Georgia Power, their power provider, placed the ball squarely in Delta’s court, saying that “other Georgia Power customers were not affected”, and that they had staff on site to assist...
  • Preparing for the Worst: How to Respond to an Active Shooter

    07/27/2016 8:14:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 26, 2016 | David Inserra
    This summer, deadly terrorist attacks and crimes have taken place across the world and have many wondering how they can be safe even in the United States or Western Europe.This violence has been conducted with a range of weapons—including a suicide bomb in Ansbach, Germany, a truck in Nice, France, a rifle at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and a pistol in Munich, Germany, last weekend. While most of these are clear cases of terrorism, the investigation is still ongoing in Munich.Such violence will likely continue and every American should take the time to think about what they would...
  • FEMA Contractor Predicts 'Social Unrest' Caused by 395% Food Price Spikes

    06/27/2016 7:42:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    motherboard.vice.com ^ | 6/26/2016 | Nafeez Ahmed
    The US national security industry is planning for the impact of an unprecedented global food crisis lasting as long as a decade, according to reports by a government contractor. The studies published by CNA Corporation in December 2015, unreported until now, describe a detailed simulation of a protracted global food crisis from 2020 to 2030. The simulation, titled ‘Food Chain Reaction’, was a desktop gaming exercise involving the participation of 65 officials from the US, Europe, Africa, India, Brazil, and key multilateral and intergovernmental institutions. The scenario for the ‘Food Chain Reaction’ simulation was created by experts brought in from...
  • The Best Places in America to Be in The Event of a Collapse

    05/31/2016 7:54:33 AM PDT · by C. Nelson · 64 replies
    Ask a Prepper ^ | April 2016 | Mrs Davis
    First, you want to pick a place that allows you to maintain a normal, mainstream life before life as we know it comes crashing down. A lot of us are of the mindset that something catastrophic is inevitable. I am becoming increasingly convinced that this is a sooner rather than a later probability, however it could conceivably still be years away. So in the meantime, you want to have reasonably convenient access to things like employment, education, cultural and extracurricular activities for your kids, modern medical facilities, shopping, and all the trappings of modern life. ... Another consideration is proximity...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    02/27/2016 7:55:09 AM PST · by TMSuchman · 63 replies
    Myself | Feb. 27,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Ok folks, welcome back to our weekly discussion on what & how are we going to deal with the end of the world as I see it. This week we are going to discuss medical supplies & possible issues that may/are going to face us when & if everything goes to heck in a hand basket. First of all you can not beat a good all around first aid kit, for everyday run of the mill emergencies. But know how life likes to throw us a real good wrinkle we need to look at gaining extra, like do you know...
  • “After Armageddon”: Marine Shows How to Survive An Urban Disaster

    01/12/2016 5:08:44 PM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1/12/16 | Mac Slavo
    Metropolitan areas can change in an instant with a major catastrophe. Hundreds of thousands of people could be gone just as quickly. Society could be unraveled by any number of scenarios, and it could leave you stranded, without loved ones and desperate to secure food, water and shelter. Escape to the countryside or a remote location may not be feasible. Could you survive in an urban environment if the SHTF and everything you knew was gone? Rudy Reyes, a veteran Recon Marine, lends his expertise and shows how to survive an urban environment, find resources inside a broken city, all...
  • 6 Ways To Prepare For the Next Collapse

    01/07/2016 7:45:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    Ready Nutrition ^ | 1/7/16 | Tess Pennington
    For years, Mac Slavo of SHTFPlan fervently warned his readers to stock up on physical assets and to prepare. His weekly economic posts proved of economic strife, but many believed he was all hype. It seems the day is finally here and we are looking at the possibility of this crisis being more unforgiving than its predecessor. Mac states, “All you have to do is look around. The signs are everywhere. There is an industrial recession in China, lackluster holiday sales prove there is a consumer recession in the United States, real estate is stalled and is re-collapsing and stock...
  • The Six Laws of Survival: Strategies For Beating the Worst Case Scenario

    01/07/2016 5:56:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 65 replies
    SHFT Plan ^ | 1/7/16 | Jeremiah Johnson
    These things are not complicated, however, they will require both willpower and action. They will not be things that happen on their own. In order to stay out of a camp, you must do something very important: You must do things that others do not do, and you must not do what others do. Let us run with this concept in a scenario: You’re in bed…it’s a Saturday morning, and you don’t have to go to any of your 3 jobs today until noon. Your battery-powered clock seems to have stopped at 5:15 am. Puzzled you hear the drone of...
  • What would happen in your neighborhood or town if...?

    12/05/2015 9:16:54 AM PST · by Aleya2Fairlie · 51 replies
    12/5/2015 | Aleya2Fairlie
    I would really like to know what people think about this. It may be something to think about.
  • An Alternative to Calcium Hypochlorite, by TLS - build your own generator (w/instructions) + library

    11/21/2015 3:49:49 PM PST · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    The Survival Blog ^ | 11/21/15 | TLS
    I have read articles and posts, as well as listened to preppers discuss the use of Calcium Hypochlorite (Cal-Hypo) as a water sanitizer in The-End-Of-The-World-As-We-Know-It (TEOTWAWKI) situations. I owned a swimming pool business for over 20 years, and during that time I used Cal-Hypo, Sodium Dichloro-S-Trianzinetrione (Dichlor), and Sodium Trichloro-S-Trianzinetrione (Trichlor) extensively in both commercial and residential swimming pools. I also installed and maintained many salt-chlorine generator systems. Every time I read about someone planning to use Cal-Hypo for long-term storage to provide water sanitation in TEOTWAWKI, I cringe. Cal-Hypo has many serious shortcomings. The disadvantages are: Cal-Hypo degrades and...
  • FRANCE EXPECTING CHEMICAL ATTACK: RELEASES EMERGENCY STOCKPILE OF ANTI TOXINS

    11/18/2015 10:21:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/18/15 | Ron Johnson
    Original document: http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/eli/arrete/2015/11/14/AFSP1527645A/jo
  • Military to conduct air exercises over Capital Region

    11/17/2015 3:39:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/15 | Kristina Wong
    North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the U.S. military command tasked with defending the U.S.'s airspace, announced it is conducting an exercise early Wednesday in the nation's Capital Region designed to hone its ability to intercept and identify air threats. The exercise, named Falcon Virgo, will take place between midnight and 2:30 a.m. and involve a series of training flights involving Civil Air Patrol aircraft, a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, and Air Force F-16 aircraft. Although such exercises take place periodically, this latest one comes as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria warned in a new video that it...
  • Finding the Perfect Location

    11/14/2015 1:53:02 PM PST · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 11/6/15 | Selco
    The ‘Perfect’ Location I have been reading more and more lately, articles with the theme of having a ‘Perfect Bug In Location’, along with details on how to defend it, options and examples on booby traps, philosophy of defense and similar. It’s a fascinating discussion with lot of interesting points, and it gave me the idea to share some thoughts of mine. - See more at: http://shtfschool.com/security/finding-the-perfect-location/#sthash.lt9KffsZ.dpuf
  • It’s Just The Beginning

    11/14/2015 1:46:06 PM PST · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11/13/15 | Mac Slavo
    A Friday night in Paris, France turned into a bloody rampage when at least two Muslim men armed with assault rifles left 160 dead and scores wounded. Some reports also indicate that suicide bombers were to blame for multiple explosions heard by witnesses. A de facto state of Martial Law now exists in France, with mandatory curfews and the country’s borders sealed for the first time since the 1962 Algerian war. Paris authorities also announced a closure of all schools and universities in the French capital. Armored vehicles have been deployed around the city. This is likely only the beginning...
  • Here’s How You’ll Die When the SHTF (and How to Prevent Your Untimely Demise)

    09/23/2015 4:02:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 297 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | 3/23/15 | Daisy Luther
    1. You die of thirst or waterborne illness. 2. You die from fantasy-world planning. 3. You freeze to death. 4. You starve to death. 5. You have an accident involving major trauma. 6. You get murdered when raiders or looters come to steal your stuff. 7. You get sick. 8. You get an infection. 9. You die because you are fat and/or out of shape. 10. You die when you daily medication runs out.
  • Anti-prepping 101: The top unpreparedness skills to master now for the coming collapse

    09/07/2015 4:34:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    prepperwebsite.com ^ | 9/2/15 | Mike Adams
    Skill #1) Standing in line for 12 hours at a timeSkill #2) Looting retail establishments for desperate suppliesSkill #3) Unintentional fasting (also known as starvation)Skill #4) Making human jerky with a solar food dehydratorSkill #5) Playing the victim and blaming someone else for your stupiditySkill #6) Begging the government to save youSkill #7) Bartering family heirlooms for mealsSkill #8) Dodging bullets from armed gang bangersSkill #9) Hiding valuable objects in your rectumSkill #10) Selling your body for food