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  • 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...
  • Why One Gun or Three Guns is a Bad Idea for SHTF

    11/17/2015 12:29:45 PM PST · by w1n1 · 88 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 11/17/2015 | Bilj
    We've all been part of these discussions, and we've all read a ton of them on forums and blogs over the years: "If you could have only one gun for TEOTWAWKI, what would it be?" A more enlightened-seeming variant on this same theme are discussions that start with, "If you could pick only three guns for TSHTF.." Here's what's wrong with so many of these discussions: no matter what flavor of civilization-ending apocalypse you contemplate-meteor strike, super volcano, global pandemic, EMP blast, etc.-a SHTF scenario is likely to play out in phases, and for each phase you're going to need...
  • Ten Ways to Avoid Being Killed In A Terrorist Attack

    11/15/2015 2:22:19 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 126 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 11/15/2015 | Brent Wheat
    In light of Friday's terrorist attacks, it seems only a matter of time before similar incidents occur in the U.S. The question many people are asking is "What would I do if suddenly in a situation like Paris??" To help answer that concern, Bearing Arms will offer a list of ten things you can do to avoid becoming a casualty in the "War on Terror." 1.Realize it WILL happen here : This isn't a paranoid statement: it is a simple unpleasant fact based upon intelligence gathering efforts, expert opinion, and common sense. At some point, it is likely there will...
  • 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...
  • Looming Threat of Extreme Solar Storms Prompts White House Response

    11/12/2015 5:41:36 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 42 replies
    http://www.accuweather.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Michael Kuhne
    In the late summer of 1859, an extreme geomagnetic storm bombarded the planet, igniting the ghostly, emerald lights of the aurora across skies as far south as Cuba. These powerful solar eruptions of magnetized plasma hitting the Earth caused telegraph wires to spark, disabled communications and set fire to several telegraph offices, according to NASA In the modern world, the threat of space weather is far greater as storms like the Carrington Event of 1859 pose a risk to interconnected power grids, airline operations, satellites and communications networks across the globe. "The overall goal is to ensure that the nation...
  • If The Zombie Apocalypse Happens, Scientists Say You Should Head For The Hills

    11/11/2015 8:38:49 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 75 replies
    Tech Insider ^ | October 31, 2015 | Kevin Loria
    If the zombie apocalypse happens, scientists say you should head for the hills If - or when - the zombie apocalypse comes, those of us in big cities are in trouble, according to research presented at the American Physical Society March meeting on March 5, 2015. Starting in a big city like New York or Atlanta would mean you are basically screwed from the start if the epidemic had already hit there, according to Alex Alemi, a graduate student at Cornell University and part of the research team. You are much better off starting further away from people, they say,...
  • Preppers: Time to Ditch the Iron Sights-only Builds

    11/10/2015 11:04:57 AM PST · by w1n1 · 77 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 11/10/2015 | Bilj
    There's this thread on Reddit that stated: For as long as I've had my AR, I've kept it equipped with iron sights only, on the theory that I didn't want to rely on a battery-operated sight. That's still true, but I'm rethinking my original choices and considering a scope or fiber optic sight. So, my question is two-fold: Would you recommend iron sights, some form of fiber optic sight, a scope of whatever type, or a combination?For scopes or fiber optic sights, what model do you recommend that performs well between 100 and 300 yards and won't break the bank?Good...
  • Lights Out: Has Ted Koppel Become a 'Rightwing' Survivalist?

    11/03/2015 11:21:42 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 3, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember when, not so long ago, much of the Mainstream Media was mocking people who stocked up on emergency supplies ("preppers") in case of a catastrophe as a bunch of "rightwing" survivalist kooks wearing tinfoil hats? Well, it now appears that Ted Koppel iswearing a tinfoil hat because he is warning about a possible apocalyptic catastrophe that could knock out the nation's power grid for up to two years and is recommending that people stock up on emergency supplies. Such recommendations are made in his recently published book, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. We shall...
  • White House Preparing For Catastrophic Solar Flares

    10/31/2015 7:45:21 AM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 63 replies
    Newser ^ | 10/30/15 | Michael Harthorne
    If a giant solar flare hit the Earth, it could knock out the entire power grid, meaning no more new Taylor Swift singles, no more televised presidential debates, and no more Facebook photos of babies. But it wouldn't be all good news. The Washington Postreports the elecromagnetic pulse—or EMP—created by such an event could wipe out electricity for months on end, creating a global catastrophe. That's why the White House released its National Space Weather Strategy on Thursday. According to the Houston Chronicle, the multiagency plan details how the US will prepare for—and deal with—a massive EMP from space. The six-step plan requires government...
  • Superyacht Getaway Subs And Luxury Bomb Shelters: The Elite Are The Most Paranoid Preppers Of All

    10/24/2015 8:42:07 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 64 replies
    Zero Hedge.com ^ | 23OCT2015 | Tyler Durden
    When it comes to prepping, many among the elite take things to an entirely different level. As you will see below, the elite are willing to pay big money for cutting edge home security measures, luxury bomb shelters and superyacht getaway submarines. Some of the things that the elite are demanding for their own protection go beyond even what we would see in a James Bond film, and serving the prepping needs of the elite has become a multi-billion dollar business. Meanwhile, the media outlets that the elite own continue to mock the rest of us for getting prepared. All...
  • Overstock Holds 3 Months Of Food, $10 Million In Gold For Employees In Preparation

    10/25/2015 12:08:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-24-15 | Tyler Durden
    But little did we know that Overstock's Chairman Jonathan Johnson is as vocal an opponent of the fiat system, and Wall Street's tendency to create bubble after bubble, if not more than Byrne himself. That, and that his company actually puts its money where its gold-backed money is and in preparation for the next upcoming crash, has taken unprecedented steps to prepare for what comes next. One week ago Johnson, who is also candidate for Utah governor, spoke at the United Precious Metals Association, or UPMA, which we first profiled a month ago, and which takes advantage of Utah's special...
  • Being Poor Is Too Expensive

    10/20/2015 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies
    Life Hacker ^ | 10/20/2015 | Eric Ravenscraft
    Some think that being poor is simple. You don’t have enough money to buy a lot of stuff, so you’re forced to buy less stuff. But that’s not really how it works. When you’re broke, you can’t do all the little things that will improve your budget over the long run. It actually costs more to be poor.When you’re poor, you can’t buy your food in bulk, buy high quality stuff that will last, or own your own tech instead of renting. It costs money up front to save money over the long run. Worse yet, being poor often comes...
  • When America's lights go out forever (Israel does not share America's vulnerability)

    10/20/2015 10:59:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies
    WND ^ | October 20, 2015 | Joseph Farah
    The Department of Homeland Security acknowledges ISIS has been attempting to hack U.S. electrical grids. Fortunately, to date, weve all been very fortunate the attacks have been unsuccessful. But one day our luck will run out. That will be a very dark day for America. What keeps America alive is the electrical grid. If it goes down, for a week or longer, the devastation will be incalculable. Many will die. Some wont be able to heat their homes. No one will be able to buy gasoline. Offices and businesses close down. Supermarket shelves will be barren. Some, who rely on...
  • Billionaires Kick Doomsday Prepping Into High Gear: Something Big Is Coming

    10/18/2015 6:34:30 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 116 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/18/15 | Susan Duclos
    While preppers and survivalists have grown in numbers over recent years, preparing for everything from an Electromgnetic Pulse (EMP) to a zombie apocalypse, with sites catering to those prepping on a budget, and the U.S. government continues to stock their underground facilities for an extinction level event, another segment of society is preparing for doomsday and how to survive it in style. Billionaires are buying up space in underground bunkers, luxury bomb shelters, paying up to $35,000 just as an entry fee to the Vivos Indiana facility, but the price tag for the Vivos Europa One facility, described as a...
  • How to be subversive

    10/17/2015 7:39:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/17/2015 | Patrice Lewis
    Sssshhhhhh. I have a secret, something I cant let the government know about. Its something incredibly subversive, certainly seditious, possibly traitorous, and maybe soon to be illegal. Ready? Heres my secret: We use gasp cash for almost all our transactions. Shocking, I know. Oddly enough, the trigger for our rapid transition to an all-cash (as much as possible) lifestyle happened almost three years ago when we discovered a large well-known store that carried supplies we use in our home woodcraft business. But the first time I went to purchase these supplies with a check, the following conversation ensued...
  • Heres How Youll 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.
  • It's 'awful late' to get prepared, warns Jim Bakker: 'You have to take care of your family' (tr)

    09/12/2015 9:50:21 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    WND ^ | September 12, 2015 | Unattributed
    Theres war in Ukraine and the Middle East. And persecution of Christians in the Holy Land and around the world. Even in the United States. Then there is a border crisis of biblical proportions in Europe. And the beginning of a new Shemitah cycle accompanying trouble in the American economy. Trouble looms on many fronts, but if you are just starting to prepare, says evangelist Jim Bakker, You are awful late. Bakker made the comment in a discussion with pastor, talk-show host and author Carl Gallups on The Jim Bakker Show. Gallups was discussing his new book, Be Thou Prepared,...
  • 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
  • The Elite Have Prepared For The Coming Collapse Have You?

    09/07/2015 9:54:36 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 62 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/7/15 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier this year, the Mirror published an article all about this entitled Panicked super rich buying boltholes with private airstrips to escape if poor rise up. Here is a brief excerpt Robert Johnson, president of the Institute of New Economic Thinking, told people at the World Economic Forum in Davos that many hedge fund managers were already planning their escapes. He said: I know hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway. Keep in mind that these are not just some rumors that...
  • Building a Tiled Roof Hut (From Scratch...Video via You Tube)

    09/06/2015 12:23:33 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 8 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P73REgj-3UE ^ | September 4, 2015 | Primitive Technology
    From the video description: Published on Sep 4, 2015 I built this tiled roof hut in the bush using only primitive tools and materials. The tools I used have been made in my previous videos. It should be pointed out that I do not live in the wild and that this is just a hobby. It should be obvious to most that this is not a survival shelter but an experiment in primitive building technology. To cut and carve wood I used the celt stone axe and stone chisel made in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN-34JfUrHYTo carry water and make fire I...
  • Vladimir Putin seeks to dump the dollar in regional trade

    09/02/2015 12:46:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | David R. Sands
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a new target in the revived cold war with Washington the U.S. dollar. The website Russia Today* reported Tuesday that Mr. Putin has drafted a bill to block the use of both the American greenback and the euro in trade between the bloc of countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union, including Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The measure would help expand the use of national currencies in foreign trade payments and financial services and thus create preconditions for greater liquidity of domestic currency markets, the Kremlin said in a...
  • Volatile Dow sheds nearly 500 points - Economic indicators suggest 'more to come'

    09/01/2015 9:39:23 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK On Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average resumed posting losses in the hundreds of points, dropping briefly in late afternoon trading under the threshold 16,000 level. The Dow closed at 16,058.35, having rebounded from market lows, but still 469.68 points down. Canada announced Tuesday the Canadian economy shrank at an annual rate of 0.5 percent in the second quarter, following a 0.8 percent decline in the first three months of the year, qualifying as a recession. Meanwhile, Chinas official manufacturing purchasing-managers index fell to 49.7 in August from 50 in July, marking its lowest level since August...
  • Statistician: Data proves biblical financial collapse - 'In September, we can expect something....

    09/01/2015 9:31:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 54 replies
    WND ^ | September 1, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Get ready because the best of times are over and the worst of times may have just begun. That is the assessment of an Israeli mathematician who has studied the biblical Shemitah cycle as it applies to the financial markets. Thomas Pound is an educator and mathematician who applies his statistical wizardry to the markets. The Dow fell another 468 points, or 3 percent, Tuesday, providing fresh evidence for investors the sell-off which began in August was no mirage. It is likely to continue in September. Only eight more trading days remain until the dreaded Elul 29, which...
  • Vanity: This Prepper Movie Needs Our Support

    09/01/2015 6:51:19 PM PDT · by TheTimeOfMan · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 8, 2014 | Savannah River Armory
    ***Episode 002 of Uncertain Tomorrow is now in motion. Our goal for Episode 002 is to expand on this storyline, but with several enhancements!
  • Weekly Preppers Thread

    08/28/2015 6:23:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 295 replies
    Haven't done one for a while and with all that is going on I though it would be a good idea to do a Weekly Prepper Thread, for posting tips, new products, good prep buys etc..... There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger. Underestimation can be fatal.
  • 'If the internet goes down, half the planet will come to a standstill'

    08/25/2015 12:55:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 82 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8/25/15 | Jeff Parsons
    Preppers are the ones that'll survive long after the rest of us have gone These days the world is a scary place to live in. If there's not an asteroid on its way to obliterate us or terrorists plotting our imminent downfall, there's the dangers of giant online data hacks or complete economic collapse. But when the end does arrive, there are a few people who aren't just able to cope with the apocalypse - they've been actively preparing for it. These people call themselves 'preppers' or 'survivalists' and they belong to a vast underground community. When the ATMs stop...
  • How to Survive a Stock Market Crash: Take These Immediate Steps

    08/24/2015 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 106 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/24/15 | Daisy Luther
    Take your money out of the bank ASAP. Stock up on supplies. Load up on fuel. Be prepared for the possibility of being unable to pay your bills. Be prepared for civil unrest
  • Stock up on canned food for stock market crash, warns former Gordon Brown adviser

    08/24/2015 10:52:45 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    The Independant ^ | 8/24/15 | Jon Stone
    Advice on the looming crash, No.1: get hard cash in a safe place now; don't assume banks & cashpoints will be open, or bank cards will work, he tweeted. Crash advice No.2: do you have enough bottled water, tinned goods & other essentials at home to live a month indoors? If not, get shopping. Crash advice No.3: agree a rally point with your loved ones in case transport and communication gets cut off; somewhere you can all head to.
  • Obama Officials Heading to Mexico to Discuss International Gun Control Via UN Treaty

    08/23/2015 5:23:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | August 23, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On August 24 officials from the Obama administration will be attending the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) conference in Mexico City. The ATT was signed by Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2013 but never ratified by the US Senate. Nevertheless, Gun Owners of America reports that Obama officials will be in Mexico City for the conference. Breitbart News previously reported that the ATT is an international gun control treaty designed to be implemented apart from, or in spite of, the general framework of governance for countries that are signatories to it. Thus, while it will not do...
  • Russian media: U.S. 'economic apocalypse' in September Alignment of 'ominous events' prompts frenzy

    08/23/2015 5:04:19 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 49 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 23, 2015
    Fridays American stock market provided further evidence of instability in the nations economy, and even as financiers fear a possible fiscal disaster in September, there has been little coverage among U.S. media. But the state-run media of Russia is warning of what it calls Americas economic apocalypse. The Russian news service Sputnik, an agency launched by Russias state-owned Rossiya Segodnya in 2014 to target global audiences with its non-mainstream take on world events, predicts doom for the American economy next month. In a recent article, Sputnik cites several economists warning of catastrophe. It continues: Most of the experts agree...
  • 'Ridiculous': FBI warns of next big terror attack (against Muslims by U.S. militia extremists")

    08/18/2015 11:19:54 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    WND ^ | August 18, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Just three weeks after ISIS attacked a Muhammad cartoonist event in Garland, Texas, the FBI began circulating an intelligence bulletin that alerts state, federal and local law enforcement about the likelihood of attacks against Muslims by militia extremists. The bulletin, marked sensitive and not for distribution without FBI authorization, cites evidence gathered since 2013 that American militia groups are planning attacks on mosques, Islamic centers and possibly individual Muslims. The document is dated May 28, 2015, and was leaked to Public Intelligence, an online information site committed to exposing government secrets and data. Public Intelligence posted the document on its...
  • Best Ways to Build Your Survival Group

    08/18/2015 3:52:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 8/13/15 | Selco
    When we talk about how to start with preparing, for example how to talk to someone who is dear to you to get them started with preparing, it is easy to think that they will understand because it is obvious that world is going to hell right now. You may try to convince someone to be with you in case of SHTF if that person is someone dear to you (family member for example) or if that person has cool skills that you will need when SHTF (some friend who does not know or share thoughts about SHTF, but his...
  • Market timer Tom McClellan sees stocks set up for ugly decline as early as Thursday

    08/17/2015 7:25:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | August 17, 2015 | Tomi Kilgore
    McClellan is bullish today, but he expects definitive peak in stocks between Aug. 20 and Aug. 26 Tom McClellan loves doing what financial advisers tell you not to do. He tries to time the financial markets to the exact day, if his charts align just right. At the moment, they are telling him to be bullish on the stock market for all of his trading time frames, including those that trade every few days, weeks and months. But bulls should be ready to flee, as soon as this week. Thats because McClellan said his timing models suggest THE top...
  • 12 Signs That An Imminent Global Financial Crash Has Become Even More Likely

    08/16/2015 4:24:40 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 49 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 11 Aug 15 | Michael Snyder
    Did you see what just happened? The devaluation of the yuan by China triggered the largest one day drop for that currency in the modern era. This caused other global currencies to crash relative to the U.S. dollar, the price of oil hit a six year low, and stock markets all over the world were rattled. The Dow fell 212 points on Tuesday, and Apple stock plummeted another 5 percent. As we hurtle toward the absolutely critical months of September and October, the unraveling of the global financial system is beginning to accelerate. At this point, it is not...
  • Doomsday clock for global market crash strikes one minute to midnight as central banks lose control

    08/16/2015 5:01:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 16, 2015 | John Ficenec
    China currency devaluation signals endgame leaving equity markets free to collapse under the weight of impossible expectations It is only a matter of time before stock markets collapse under the weight of their lofty expectations and record valuations. Photo: Reuters When the banking crisis crippled global markets seven years ago, central bankers stepped in as lenders of last resort. Profligate private-sector loans were moved on to the public-sector balance sheet and vast money-printing gave the global economy room to heal. Time is now rapidly running out. From China to Brazil, the central banks have lost control and at the same...
  • Have 'cash on hand,' warns 'blood moons' discoverer - 'We need to be prepared mentally...

    08/15/2015 8:53:57 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 133 replies
    WND ^ | August 8, 2015 | Unattributed
    Rare blood-moon events already have happened three times in the last year or so, and on Sept. 28, there will be a fourth the final appearance in what is an even more rare tetrad sequence. Because of how close it will be to earth, this final blood moon will appear both larger and brighter than usual, giving it a special significance. Such a series of events would be noteworthy at any time, but reports of looming economic turmoil and geopolitical instability are leading some observers to speculate this super blood moon heralds a dramatic change in world events. Maybe...
  • Preppers hone skills for coping with disaster and dystopia

    08/10/2015 11:14:53 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    The Star.com ^ | 8/9/15 | Stephen Spencer Davis
    A man who calls himself Che Bodhi draws a crude map in the dust on the hood of his maroon Volkswagen, a battered car that can run on used vegetable oil. Theres the United States and all its guns to the south, Bodhi says. Highways 401 and 407 are heavily travelled. And St. Catharines and the Niagara Region are a funnel point. North, he concludes, is the only way that you can truly disappear. Bodhi is the organizer of the Annual Preppers Meet, held on a recent weekend on a patch of land near Shelburne, and he knows something about...
  • Preppers' Ping Silver and cash

    08/05/2015 3:47:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 153 replies
    Sending this to all you preppers': First I got a FReep Mail today tell me that a fellow prepper went to the bank today to get some cash to have on hand mostly one's and quaters (This I recommend) the small the denomnations you us the less like someone is to rob you. It took the bank a good while to gather up the ones that they wanted, it turns out the banks are keeping only limited amounts of cash on hand. The second Freep mail I go was asking about buying and keeping silver on hand for SHTF. I...
  • Video Proof: Feds Post Letters Identifying Preppers As Potential Terrorists: Individuals or groups

    07/31/2015 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 80 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/31/15 | Mac Slavo
    In 2011 Rand Paul stood on the floor of Congress and delivered a stark warning to Americans. To criticisms of sensationalism and embellishment, Paul noted that Federal laws on the books characterize those who have guns, seven days worth of food or ammunition in their homes as potential terrorists. Know good and well that some day there could be a government in power that is shipping its citizens off for disagreements Someone who has guns, someone who has ammunition that is weatherproofed, someone who has more than seven days of food in their house can be considered a potential terrorist....
  • Earth Will Only Have 12 Hours To Prepare For Massive Solar Storm

    07/29/2015 8:14:28 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/29/15
    Trains will be disrupted, power will go out, satellite signals will go wonky - thats what we have to look forward to when the sun next has a melt down, and were unlikely to get more than 12 hours warning. In a new government document, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has laid out its Space Weather Preparedness Strategy, outlining the risks of unsettled space weather as well as what it plans to do about them.
  • Meat of the Matter: Long-predicted water crisis is here

    07/26/2015 8:30:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | July 22, 2015 | Dan Murphy
    Its not just producers and farmers who are getting hit with rising costs and growing shortages of water. When it comes to H2O, everyone better get prepared to pay more and get less. In its long history, water has never been more precious, more controversial, more expensive or more essential to agriculture and commerce than it is right now. A symbol of purity in cosmetic ads, a stand-in for quality in beer ads, the poster boy for violence and destruction during floods, hurricanes and tsunamis, water is currently so scarce out West that it threatens to decimate the nations most...
  • Top Economic Forecaster Warns: Have Cash On Hand To Survive For Three Months

    07/24/2015 4:47:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 74 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/24/15 | Mac Slavo
    Economic forecaster Martin Armstrong, who is known for having accurately predicted major events like the Savings & Loan crash, the collapse of Japanese financial markets and the destruction of the Russian economy almost to the day, says that a major turning point is coming to the global paradigm this October. While stopping short of calling for an all out crash, Armstrongs cyclical turning point of 2015.75 suggests that very big changes are set to take place. But how do you prepare for the uncertainty of whats to come? Armstrong says youd better have some cash on hand for short-term disruptions,...
  • Would Americans riot if entitlements were taken away?

    07/17/2015 11:18:42 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 106 replies
    Senator Jerry Moran discusses dangers of national debt, and entitlements and warns what's happening in Greece may foretell America's fate. When the Gov't teat runs dry, have a SHTF plan.
  • Preppers: Meet the paranoid Americans awaiting the apocalypse

    07/13/2015 8:20:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 106 replies
    theweek.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | Rod O'Connor
    BY ALL APPEARANCES, Bob Valenti is your average upwardly mobile suburbanite. The 40-something father of two has a couple of advanced degrees and a high-paying job at a high-flying technology company. He has an aggressive retirement plan and plenty socked away in college funds for his kids. As of last year, he also has a plan for surviving the end of the world as we know it. A few years ago, Valenti (who asked that his real name not be used, for reasons that will be clear soon enough) and his wife traded their Chicago townhouse for a gorgeous $800,000...
  • Preparedness Critics Are History's Cannon Fodder

    07/09/2015 7:13:32 AM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 9, 2015 | Brandon Smith
    The world is entering a kind of no mans land, in between the realms of insane denial and utterly obvious crisis. Europe is now destabilizing amid the Greek soap opera (an event that I predicted in January would occur in 2015); Chinas stock market bubble is bursting; and the U.S. dollars world reserve status is about to be decimated by the global shift toward the International Monetary Funds basket currency reserve system. Im afraid Im going to have to say this because I dont know if anyone else will admit it: Alternative economic analysts were right, and the mainstream choir...
  • Watch And Learn What An Economic Collapse Looks Like: I Hope Youre Taking Notes

    07/07/2015 5:17:19 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 51 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/7/15 | Daisy Luther
    Did you hear the news? Greece Says No to Further Austerity Measures! Did you shake your head and say, Wow, the nerve of those people refusing to cut their expenses in the face of all that debt? Im no financial expert, but I dont think that tightening up the budget was really what they were turning down. I think that they were turning down the opportunity to continue under the tyrannical rule of the EU. They were breaking free. What they were actually turning down was another series of huge loans that would put them further in debt and further...
  • 6/11/14: Preppers Underground Guide to Improvised Weapons! How to Protect Yourself W/out a Firearm

    07/05/2015 12:35:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    American Firearms ^ | June 11, 2014
    I think you'll be shocked by what you are about to read. If you believe we are heading for any number of wide-spread emergencies in the near future you may be making plans. Believe it or not, many people are making a fatal mistake by overlooking a serious component of their preparation. You may have plenty of stockpiled firearms and ammunition. But what will you do if you are under attack and can't get to your firearms? Whether you are planning for Armageddon, trying to win back control of your hijacked airliner from radical extremists, or just trying to stay...
  • Coming To America: The Hoarding Begins: (Shortened)Collapse

    06/30/2015 5:25:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 70 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6/30/15 | Mac Slavo
    It was a seemingly normal Sunday except it was anything but normal. For many people in Athens, it was time to prepare for an approaching storm. A short walk from Plaka, a line of people waited to withdraw cash from an A.T.M., hours before the official announcement that banks would be closed starting on Monday. Some bank machines in central Athens had run out of money or were out of service, as screens blamed technical difficulties. Elsewhere, some people had started hoarding gasoline and groceries. We dont know what the new day will bring, said Katerina Vorreadi, who was...
  • Collapse Survivor: There Was Little Room For Error Either You Learn Fast Or End Up Dead

    06/28/2015 5:36:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/17/15 | Selco
    The items for trade during my SHTF very often changed value, and some of them became unavailable for some period of time, just to suddenly show up again much more expensive. Yes, situation in the city dictated that, but also people, the black market lords made this happen. The whole situation was always changing where and if you can find what you were looking for. Some of the items that were circulating in the city were completely new to everyone, one of the reasons was that all sorts of stuff from humanitarian aid was coming to the city through different...