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  • 2018 disaster preparedness sales tax holiday begins Friday

    05/30/2018 10:09:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    WFLA ^ | 05/29/2018
    The 2018 disaster preparedness sales tax holiday begins Friday and runs through June 7. During the sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. The sales tax holiday does not apply to rental or repair of any qualifying items. The sales tax holiday also does not apply to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.
  • Medical Emergency Kits Question...

    06/03/2018 6:03:51 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 60 replies
    Self ^ | 3 June 18 | Politically Correct
    Freepers that are preppers. Need a good first aid kit. Am considering the one at the link and adding to it some antibiotics and other prescription drugs in consultation with my physician. Will also add some quick clot products as well. This one seems kind of expensive but has almost everything that I feel I could use as so many others seem incomplete. Thoughts...alternatives...build it myself?
  • Asteroids! WWIII! N. Korea! Military bunkers transformed into survivalist homes in S. Dakota

    03/12/2018 6:14:57 PM PDT · by McGruff · 28 replies
    RT (A Russian site) ^ | 12 Mar, 2018
    The motto "always be prepared" is wise advice, but one man is taking the mantra to the max. He's got former military bunkers spanning a space that is three-quarters the size of Manhattan, and is selling them to survivalists. Survivalists and so-called "preppers" are often the brunt of jokes, with insults ranging from "paranoid" to "weird" and everything in between. But Robert Vicino couldn't disagree more. He runs a company which is currently focused on transforming military bunkers into doomsday shelters. The shelters are in Middle of Nowhere, USA, otherwise known as Edgemont, South Dakota. It's barely on the map,...
  • EMP: An Elaborate Hoax or a Legitimate Threat?

    05/15/2018 9:47:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 61 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | May 14, 2018 | Daisy Luther
    As a prepper and avid reader of post-apocalyptic fiction like One Second After, Alas Babylon, and Going Home, an EMP has long been on my mind as one of the most catastrophic threats we could face. After reading numerous reports from the Congressional EMP Commission, I figured that the reality of such a threat was a given. So when I recently wrote about making Faraday cages, imagine my surprise when I saw this comment: I appreciate the attempt to help people prepare for all kinds of disasters, but I’m going to have to throw a conversational bomb into this room,...
  • READINESS: Militias prepare an answer to tyranny

    05/14/2018 8:06:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 67 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/14/18 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    "If they try to remove Trump, (there) won't be a Constitution Crisis; it'll be a Revolution Crisis," a call in guest told a popular U.S. talk show host recently. With a population of 325 million and over 300 million firearms, America’s gun owners have no intention of allowing gun grabbers to steal their lawfully owned firearms. Amendment II of the US Constitution states "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The militia acts of 1792 and 1903 are giving militia groups...
  • EMP Commission warns ‘blackout’ of electricity, food, water to last ‘year or longer,’ (TR)

    05/14/2018 8:37:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 113 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 9, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    In this May 21, 1956, file photo, the stem of a hydrogen bomb, the first such nuclear device dropped from a U.S. aircraft, moves upward through a heavy cloud and comes through the top of the cloud, after the bomb was detonated over Namu Island in the Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said his country may conduct a "historic" hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean. Many experts think North Korea wouldn't do something so risky, but it's hard to rule out given North Korea's steadily expanding nuclear and missile tests. AP Parts...
  • The Wealthy Are Hoarding $10 Billion of Bitcoin in Bunkers [Bloomberg Link Only]

    05/09/2018 12:29:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Body] ^ | May 9, 2018 | Tom Metcalf
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  • Why Science and Experience Command That You Buy an “Assault Rifle”

    05/07/2018 12:22:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2018 | Kurt SChlichter
    It must be nice walking through life believing that the paradise the founders built here in North America is the natural state of man, and that we can therefore forgo the difficult and dangerous tasks associated with defending it. But some of us don’t have the luxury of illusions. We know that peace and civilization are not the natural state of man, and that the black swan events that we have somehow convinced ourselves could never happen do happen with startling regularity. And this is why you should buy guns and ammunition.Specifically, you should own, at a minimum, a modern...
  • America and the EMP threat

    05/03/2018 8:35:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 177 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/3/2018 | Daniel Ashman
    A congressional committee report states that a large electromagnetic pulse (EMP) inundating America could cause 90% of Americans to die. The EMP is inevitable. The dead Americans are not. Pry explained that an EMP can happen in a few different ways: if an adversary attacks America using nuclear weapons, or naturally via a large solar storm. The reason why a large EMP hitting Earth is inevitable is that solar storms are inevitable. They happen regularly. The only question is when a large one will cross Earth's path. For instance, NASA reported that if a solar superstorm from 2012 had happened...
  • Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Naval Aviator and Viet Nam POW LTJG Dieter Dengler Documentary)

    04/25/2018 10:44:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Netflix ^ | 1997 | Werner Herzog
    Dieter Dengler (May 22, 1938 – February 7, 2001) was a German-born United States Navy aviator during the Vietnam War and later a private aircraft test pilot and commercial airline pilot. He was one of two survivors, the other being Phisit Intharathat, out of seven prisoners of war (POWs) who escaped from a Pathet Lao prison camp in Laos. He was rescued after 23 days on the run[1] following six months of torture and imprisonment and was the first captured U.S. airman to escape enemy captivity during the Vietnam war.[2][3]
  • Q Anon: (4/18/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/18/2018 6:45:35 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,573 replies
    qanon.pub ^ | 4/18/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • U.S. Electric Grid Vulnerable to Unprecedented Waves of Attack

    03/27/2018 4:42:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/27/18 | Adam Kredo
    The U.S. electric grid has become increasingly vulnerable to what the federal government is describing as an unprecedented wave of attacks that threatens to cripple the nation, according to a new investigative report that warns the energy industry is lagging in efforts to boost physical security of these critical sites. Amid a wave of increasing attacks across the country on key power stations, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, or NERC, has been struggling to force the power industry to enact a series of security improvements meant to stop would-be attackers and terrorists from crippling the nation's infrastructure. Since 2014,...
  • Six months after the Hurricanes of 2017, a tale of experiences and lessons learned (Vanity)

    03/23/2018 11:52:20 AM PDT · by cll · 62 replies
    Free Republic | 3/23/2018 | CLL
    Now that the hoopla about the Trump Administration’s “poor response” to the hurricanes that hit the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean last September has died down considerably, and since my life has now almost returned to normal, I’d like to share my experiences during the storms and their aftermath. I do this to set some things straight about what actually happened, to share the practical things we did to deal and cope with the disaster in the hope that someone will find the information useful for their own preparedness, and also as a kind of mental dump of all the...
  • Official Washington flocking to Doomsday Camps

    03/19/2018 6:29:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies
    Official Washington flocking to Doomsday Camps by Paul Bedard | March 19, 2018 08:16 AM A building network of backwoods doomsday camps around the country are pulling in members from affluent areas and even Washington national security officials as the threats grow from nuclear war, an EMP or virus attack. Called Fortitude Ranch, the outposts promise protection and a year’s supply of food for those unable to build their own bunker. What’s more, until a crisis strikes, they are being used for prepper training and vacations. “We’re seeing members from all the three letter agencies,” said Fortitude creator Drew Miller,...
  • Britain 'four meals away from anarchy' if cyber attack takes out power grid

    03/17/2018 2:50:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    yahoo ^ | 03/17/2018
    The warning comes weeks after the Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said Russia had been spying on the UK’s energy infrastructure and could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands” of deaths if it crippled the power supply. America this week blamed the Russian government for a campaign of cyber attacks stretching back at least two years that targeted the US power grid.  Energy and security experts say a cyber attack is one of a number of so-called “black sky hazards” that have the potential to knock out power for days, weeks or even longer across large parts of a country, or even continent....
  • We Never Could Have Imagined (Or Prepped For) What Actually Happened In Venezuela

    03/11/2018 10:40:19 AM PDT · by blam · 106 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3-11-2018 | JG Martinez D.
    Can we prepare for everything? We never could have imagined…or prepped for…what happened in Venezuela. In this article, I wanted to analyze my preps, and the nature of the apocalypse we have been forced to face. I don’t know about you, but anything that kicks you out of your place, of your warm bed, your pets, kids, wife, and the rest of your family, for me does not have another better word to describe it. My comfort bubble was destroyed, my work of an entire life was thrown out by the window, my family insurance full coverage policy is gone...
  • The Maduro diet: How most Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds in 2016, plus another 24 in 2017

    03/10/2018 5:49:20 PM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 10, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The Maduro diet: How most Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds in 2016, plus another 24 pounds in 2017 In May 2017, the Washington Post reported:In a recent survey of 6,500 Venezuelan families by the country’s leading universities, three-quarters of adults said they lost weight in 2016 — an average of 19 pounds… a level of hunger almost unheard-of outside war zones or areas ravaged by hurricane, drought or plague.In February 2018, Reuters reported:Venezuelans reported losing on average 11 kilograms (24 lbs) in body weight last year… according to a new university study…That’s 43 pounds in two years.Before I explain...
  • After Irma, new energy for Interstate 75 relief

    02/16/2018 5:09:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | February 16, 2018 | Cindy Swirko, Ocala Star Banner
    OCALA, Fla. In mid-2016, a regional task force that spent almost two years exploring ways to improve safety on a crowded Interstate 75 decided to take a conservative approach: make changes to the highway rather than build or expand other roads. Then Hurricane Imra blew into Florida and thousands of people trying to flee its path got stuck, many of them in Ocala and points north and south. Now, a new road with a potential route through Marion and Alachua counties may be back on the table, if not exactly speeding ahead. "I think they are going to do it...
  • Mass Exodus From Venezuela’s Socialist Violence And Starvation

    02/13/2018 9:32:37 AM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2-13-2018
    People are fleeing the socialism forced on them in Venezuela by the hundreds of thousands. Starving, and facing violence over crumbs of food, many have no choice but to flee the wasteland which used the authority of government to destroy the lives of its citizens. Thousands of Venezuelans are attempting to flee the socialist dystopia their nation has become. They are attempting to make it to Colombia. In a desperate bid to escape the hunger and soaring crime rate caused by the spiraling economic crisis, fueled by socialist policies, incredible pictures have surfaced showing the mass exodus of refugees crossing...
  • The CDC Wants to Get People Ready for a Nuclear Detonation

    01/07/2018 3:09:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering a teaching session later this month that's tied to a timely topic of late: nuclear war. The Jan. 16 event, which the CDC has titled "Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation," comes at a time when continued tensions between the U.S. and North Korea over the Hermit Kingdom's nuclear pursuits are running particularly hot. ------------------- Federal, state and local agencies would lead immediate responses to nuclear activity, the CDC says. Yet Stat News reports the session is meant to target public health professionals like doctors, nurses, pharmacists and even...