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  • "The Last Valley" Best Post-SHTF Movie Ever

    02/25/2015 5:50:51 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 119 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 25, 2015 | Matt Bracken
    "The Last Valley" stars Michael Caine and Omar Sharif, it's set in Germany in the 1640s during the Thirty Years War.I stumbled upon this forgotten masterpiece from 1971 a few days ago when I obtained some old VHS tapes from a friend. Just update the story line 400 years, change it to Christians vs Muslims, give everybody an AK-47, and this may be what the future is going to bring. The movie flopped at the box office for a number of reasons unrelated to its quality. The John Barry soundtrack alone is stunning. "The Last Valley" is now on Youtube...
  • Collapse Survivor Explains Strategic Savagery: “You Have Two Choices – Fight To The Last or Run”

    02/18/2015 8:30:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/18/15 | Selco
    It looks like there is no sense and order in what ISIS folks are doing while they are terrorizing people and burning them alive, stone them to death, kill captured soldiers or simply women and kids. But spreading terror and pure fear makes lot of sense in terms of strategy, especially in already „chaotic“ times and territories where they are trying to advance. Terror is a psychological game.
  • A Tactical Plan for Surviving Major Disaster in the North American Suburbs – Part 1

    02/06/2015 5:04:13 PM PST · by Kartographer · 41 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 2/6/15 | A.M.
    How would you survive a long-term disaster situation? I am talking about the worst case scenario– gangs of marauders, hungry people fleeing the cities, and/or soldiers storming through neighborhoods with no electricity, no grocery stores, no water, and no heat. The lead recommendation in this scenario is to bug out to a rural area. Ideally, you would own a self-sustaining property away from the population masses and get there before the chaos begins. Many people will attempt this approach. People from the urban areas will spread out toward the suburbs and ultimately to the rural areas. Those who are fleeing...
  • Be The Gray Man

    01/27/2015 5:29:15 PM PST · by Kartographer · 52 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 1/27/15 | by M.F.
    One of the lesser-discussed survival topics, even among preppers, is the eventual need to go out into what’s left of the world after the fan turns brown. Most preppers focus on making preparations to survive the onslaught of unforeseeable calamities that are more than likely heading our way in the near future. While none of us can say for sure what exactly will happen to bring on a survival situation, we are all pretty sure that something wicked this way comes. Even non-preppers can “feel” that something is wrong. It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure out that the...
  • When Real Disaster Strikes: These Are The People Who Will Loot, Pillage and Kill You For Your Food

    01/27/2015 5:15:35 PM PST · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1/27/15 | Mac Slavo
    Time and again we are reminded why it is prudent to have a back up plan just in case things go wrong. You’ve already got car insurance, house insurance, medical insurance and life insurance. But what about disaster insurance? And no, we’re not talking about a piece of paper guarantee issued by some behemoth corporation who you’re supposed to call when things go wrong. Real disaster insurance in this context refers to your own personal and familial emergency reserve supplies and strategies, to be consumed and implemented when all hell breaks loose.
  • Basic Supplies for a Winter Snow-Storm Power Outage

    01/26/2015 6:52:03 PM PST · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Modern Survival ^ | 11/4/11 | Ken Jorgustin
    Here are a few of the basic items that you may want on-hand while in ‘survival mode’ during a winter snow-storm power outage situation. These are very minimal considerations, but they at least should provide a small amount of comfort inside your home, and will hopefully get you thinking about other items to have on hand.
  • Panicked super rich buying boltholes with private airstrips to escape if poor rise up

    01/26/2015 11:43:28 AM PST · by 9thLife · 112 replies
    Mirror ^ | Jan 26, 2015 12:14 | By Alex Wellman
    Super rich hedge fund managers are buying 'secret boltholes' where they can hideout in the event of civil uprising against growing inequality, it has been claimed. Nervous financiers from across the globe have begun purchasing landing strips, homes and land in areas such as New Zealand so they can flee should people rise up. With growing inequality and riots such as those in London in 2011 and in Ferguson and other parts of the USA last year, many financial leaders fear they could become targets for public fury. Robert Johnson, president of the Institute of New Economic Thinking, told people...
  • Prepping for Prepping: Initiating the Uninitiated

    01/23/2015 5:07:36 PM PST · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 1/23/15 | R.S.
    If you are like many in the prepping community (not of the lone wolf variety), then you have developed or are working to develop a network of people with similar ideology regarding SHTF or TEOTWAWKI. We’ve been taught to believe that there is strength in numbers, and OPSEC aside, I tend to agree that surviving together beats surviving alone. In that case, you will inevitably need to reach out to people to build your network, and if you’ve had more than two if these conversations, I’m sure you’ve run into someone that either thinks you’re crazy or needs a great...
  • 27 Facts That Show How The Middle Class Has Fared Under 6 Years Of Barack Obama

    01/19/2015 7:43:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | January 18, 2015 | Michael Snyder, on January 18th, 2015
    During his State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening, Barack Obama is going to promise to make life better for middle class families. Of course he has also promised to do this during all of his other State of the Union addresses, but apparently he still believes that there are people out there that are buying what he is selling. Each January, he gets up there and tells us how the economy is “turning around” and to believe that much brighter days are right around the corner. And yet things just continue to get even worse for the middle...
  • UPDATE: 1 dead in mobile home fire following shooting (Michigan, "Doomsday prepper”)

    01/18/2015 5:09:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    WBND-TV ^ | January 18, 2015 | Alexandra Koehn
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Residents in the Riverside Estates Mobile home park described the scene as complete chaos when they said a man started shooting at them, killed himself, and then lit his trailer on fire. One witness said it's a miracle that no one else was killed. Chrissebring said, “My girlfriend told me it was gunshots, so we looked outside, and he was shooting through his door at trailers!” During the fire Christopher Chrissebring said thousands of rounds of ammunition were exploding. Michigan State Police are investigating and they said firefighters had trouble putting out the flames because of the ammunition that was...
  • The Benefits of Preparedness When All Is Well

    01/17/2015 3:33:54 PM PST · by Kartographer · 79 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 1/17/15 | WLC
    What if nothing ever happens that leads to me really needing a hand-cranked wheat grinder to survive or breaking out an AR-15 to defend my home? My answer is that even though the biggest emergency I have experienced is the occasional brief power outage, my preparedness efforts have already benefited me in more ways than I can probably enumerate. One of my first efforts was putting an emergency bag in my car. Almost immediately, I found that I was using it. I would need to cut something, and there in my bag would be a knife. If I cut myself,...
  • South Africa power blackouts problematic for ANC as poor claim unfair targeting

    01/16/2015 4:59:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2015 | Geoff Hill
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — As schools reopen here in the coming days after the Christmas break, South Africans are braced for a surge in the power cuts that have plagued the country since early December, and the rolling blackouts could spell trouble for the ruling African National Congress at the ballot box. During the week, schools, factories and offices will move to full capacity, drawing on an already-fragile national grid. And in the heat of the Southern Hemisphere summer, air conditioners will be turned on full blast. A state-owned company, ESKOM, has the monopoly to produce more than 95 percent...
  • We Are Entering An Era Of Shattered Illusions

    01/13/2015 11:22:46 AM PST · by JOAT · 45 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 1/7/15 | Brandon Smith
    We Are Entering An Era Of Shattered Illusions Brandon Smith Activist Post The structure of history is held together by two essential and distinct kinds of links, two moments in time to which no one is immune: moments of epiphany, and moments of catastrophe. Sometimes, both elements intermingle at the birth of a singular epoch. Men often awaken to understanding in the midst of great crisis; and, invariably, great crises can erupt when men awaken. These are the moments when social gravity vanishes, when the kinetic glue of normalcy melts away, and we begin to see the true foundations of...
  • Guest Article: Is Your First Aid Kit Complete?

    01/12/2015 6:56:32 PM PST · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 1/12/14 | Dr. T., DMD
    Why should I focus on dental health? It may surprise some, but until the last two generations most people have needed all of their teeth extracted during their lifetime. In England few dentitions remained intact much after age 40.1 Even George Washington was toothless; it hit all social classes. The main reasons for this were lack of proper hygiene, unbalanced diet, and few ways to fix and keep teeth. Modern dentistry has provided many ways to preserve, fix, and even replace teeth, as well as maintain systems for preserving dentition. All of this is available, even in the face of...
  • All Over America, Government Officials Are Cracking Down On Preppers

    01/10/2015 12:43:21 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 32 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 01/08/2015 | Michael Snyder
    There are approximately 3 million preppers in the United States today, and often they appear to be singled out for punishment by bureaucratic control freaks that are horrified at the thought that there are families out there that actually want to try to become less dependent on the system. The EPA has recently banned the production and sale of 80 percent of America’s current wood-burning stoves, ... Older stoves that don’t cannot be traded in for updated types, but instead must be rendered inoperable, destroyed, or recycled as scrap metal. There are other preppers that try to use very “clean”...
  • Lessons on Prepping From an Afghanistan Deployment – Part 1

    01/04/2015 11:24:35 AM PST · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 12/14 | by A.K.
    The round hit the ground right in front of him, but it seemed as though he started to pedal harder. I noticed now that he had something on his back wrapped in a blanket. When he did not stop after the warning shot was fired, that same Staff Sergeant began unloading the entire magazine of standard 9mm ball ammunition carried by NATO forces. I remember thinking, “Wow, this guy can’t hit shit” because it appeared that the man on the bike wasn’t getting hit. I expected him to be thrown from the bike with the first shot. After the first...
  • US Families Prepare For 'Modern Day Apocalypse'

    12/22/2014 5:56:30 PM PST · by bkopto · 170 replies
    Sky News UK ^ | 12/22/2014 | Dominic Waghorn
    An increasing number of Americans seem to think so, and they're preparing for the end. They call themselves preppers. Mainstream suburban Americans hoarding supplies and weapons while leading otherwise perfectly normal lives. It's a national phenomenon and it's supporting a doom boom industry worth many millions. Braxton Southwick is a typical father-of-six in Salt Lake City, who believes the nice suburban neighbourhood he lives in could soon be swept away by some kind of modern day apocalypse. Like other preppers, he's afraid of some impending catastrophe but also what that will do to American society. "I think that is what...
  • Collapse Survivor: “Try To Imagine Yourself In The Worst Moments of Your Life”

    12/16/2014 5:36:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Shtf Plan ^ | 12/15/14 | Selco
    There were mant accidents and stupid events, like a guy who had adrenaline rush and forgot that he needed to switch safety so he tried and tried to shoot, but nothing. At the end he beat the other man with rifle like he was holding a baseball bat and not a rifle, luckily the other guy was confused more than him so this worked. People made lots of mistakes in that time. Knowledge about weapons and knowledge about fighting was very low, so that was another reason why folks loved that rifle. Easy to handle and easy to kill. Real...
  • Storm Shows Americans Are Totally Unprepared:

    12/12/2014 6:21:22 PM PST · by Kartographer · 119 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/12/14 | Mac Slavo
    Georgia Virgili was one of the hundreds of thousands in the Bay Area who lost most of the conveniences of modern life. “I didn’t have power,” Virgili said. “I couldn’t get my car out of the garage, I have no food, I have no cash, so I’m trying to forage for something.” (CBS)
  • Police made on-the-spot decision not to arrest protesters

    12/10/2014 10:20:32 AM PST · by PeteePie · 30 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | December 10, 2014 | ERIN GOLDEN
    Rather than make arrests, Minneapolis police and State Patrol officials said they made on-the-spot decisions to keep demonstrators safe from traffic... As the group moved onto the freeway, officers told leaders to stop but didn’t intervene when the crowd ignored the orders.... None of the protesters was arrested or cited... Grimm and McDowell (community organizers) said the group plans more demonstrations.
  • Fear of a Bourbon Shortage Puts Enthusiasts Over a Barrel

    12/08/2014 3:28:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 92 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/08/14 | Tripp Mickle
    **SNIP** Bourbon’s popularity has surged ever since the amber liquor became a star of Mad Men. Magazines such as GQ and Bon Appétit have devoted pages to articles on bourbon cocktails. The Manhattan and Old Fashioned have become fashionable again. President Barack Obama recently proposed a “Bourbon Summit” with Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. “Whiskey has gone away from being seen as an old man drink,” says Mahesh Patel, a structural engineer who owns 4,000 bottles of whiskey and sponsors an annual tasting conference in Las Vegas. Sales of bourbon are growing at a dizzying rate. Domestic sales of Kentucky-made bourbon...
  • Scared white guys spur Black Friday gun sales to record high

    12/03/2014 7:26:22 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 99 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 3, 2014 | Mark Morford
    How to unpack the creepy, disquieting factoid that gun sales over the Thanksgiving weekend shot, as it were, to a record high?
  • Police arrest man over Russia-proof bunker (Kelheim, Bavaria)

    11/24/2014 8:45:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 Nov 2014 15:59 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Police in Kelheim said on Friday they had arrested a man who hoarded guns, ammunition and bomb-making material in a nuclear-proof family bunker he built fearing an attack by Russia. The 59-year-old electrician had constructed the emergency shelter by expanding and reinforcing the basement of his family home in the small town near Regensburg in Bavaria. Police said they had confiscated two submachine guns, 80 rifles, 60 handguns, 20,000 rounds of ammunition and 40 kilograms of materials to make explosives. …
  • A Winter Car Survival Kit Will Keep You Warm in Emergency Situations

    11/18/2014 8:09:58 PM PST · by Kartographer · 92 replies
    American Preppers Network ^ | 2/2/13 | Craig Caudill
    When traveling in cold weather it is wise keep a winter survival kit in your car. The most obvious place to put this valuable kit is in your trunk, so unlike other survival kits, a car survival kit can be larger and more bulkier. The focus of a car survival kit is to help maintain your core body temperature to as close to 98.6 degrees as possible. There are a variety of ways this can be done but here is a list of items that should be in your car during the winter in cold climates. This winter kit will...
  • 5 Steps: Preparing for Widespread Looting & Rioting

    11/14/2014 8:18:13 AM PST · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Ferfal.Blogspot ^ | 12/11/13 | Ferfal
    1)Have a gun. 2)Get training. 3)Organize. 4)Stock up on supplies. 5) Stay put.
  • 15 Tips For Staying Safe During Times of Civil Unrest

    11/13/2014 7:48:15 PM PST · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    The Survival Mom ^ | Lisa Bedford(ChocChipCookie)
    It can happen completely out of the blue, but usually there a lot of very unhappy people complaining very loudly before a group reaches the point of civil unrest. The problem is, you never know what will trigger it to boil over, when it will happen, or where it will be. These 15 tips will help you stay safe, especially if you happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • St. Louis Schools – Townships Warn Residents to STOCK UP

    11/13/2014 12:51:05 PM PST · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit.com ^ | 10/13/14 | Jim Hoft
    The City of Berkeley, near Ferguson, released this statement warning residents to stock up on water, food and medicine before the verdict is announced.
  • House to hold two more Ebola hearings

    11/11/2014 5:49:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    House Republicans have scheduled two more hearings on the U.S. response to Ebola, focusing on the health system's readiness for more cases and the development of cures and treatments. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Health and Oversight and Investigations will host the events on Tuesday and Wednesday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden will appear at one to discuss training for U.S. health workers and other preventative measures against the virus's spread. "The threat of the Ebola outbreak is real and extends beyond its source in West Africa," said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred...
  • What Does Societal Collapse and Martial Law Look Like?

    11/05/2014 4:32:16 PM PST · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11/4/14 | Dave Hodges
    America’s Level of Preparedness A brief summation of the Adelphi study reveals the following: 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 This means that 56% of those with first-aid kits, 52% of those with emergency supplies, and 47% of those who have more than three days worth of water, will be victimized by those who have not properly planned. Please allow me to put this into a...
  • Concierge Doomsday Preppers (Prepping for the Upper Middle Class?)

    11/01/2014 3:45:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | October 29, 2014 | Ryan Donmoyer
    This Virginia entrepreneur will let you bury a survival bunker on his property—for a fee.The half-page advertisement in the Sun Gazette, a weekly newspaper in Arlington, Virginia, contrasted sharply with offers for dog training and discounted window treatments. Opposite an editorial about a local feud over building a streetcar to promote development in two areas of the county, the ad depicted the silhouettes of three backpackers trudging toward the horizon. In black all-capital letters printed across blue skies, “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY …” the ad proclaimed. White type, also in all capitals, advertised 160 wooded acres in which to bury...
  • Audit: DHS pandemic supplies expired

    10/25/2014 8:41:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 24, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    A new audit has found major gaps in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) preparations for viral pandemics like Ebola: many of the supplies purchased by the government are expired. Officials have spent millions to stockpile medical supplies since 2006 without knowing exactly what to buy or how they would be used, DHS Inspector General John Roth said Friday. The agency also failed to track the supplies it did purchase. “We could not determine the basis for DHS’s decisions,” Roth told a panel of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee as he presented the 43-page report. DHS, which is...
  • “I’ll Come To Your Place When SHTF” – No You Won’t

    10/24/2014 8:03:16 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 104 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/22/14 | Glen Tate
    I tried to persuade you to prepare for what’s coming and, in the process, revealed that to you that I’m preparing. You realized that I have food, guns, etc., and ended up saying, half kidding but half serious, “I’ll come to your place when SHTF.” No you won’t. I will shoot you. If you threaten me and my family, I will use force to defend against any threat. And showing up at my place hungry and unprepared is a threat to me. You will eat my food and use up my medical supplies, generator, firewood, etc. That’s less of these...
  • Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine” (Now?)

    10/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PDT · by blam · 116 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10-16-2014 | Mac Salvo
    Mac Slavo October 16th, 2014 The world’s leading news aggregator always stays on top of the most important stories in the world. With over a billion monthly visitors to his web site at DrudgeReport.com, it’s why thousands of media organizations follow his every post. Though seemingly a private person, there is no doubt that Matt Drudge has the inside scoop on many goings on in Washington and around the country. With contacts in high places, it stands to reason that the man behind the largest news source on the planet might get a heads up about key developments every so...
  • Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine”

    10/17/2014 9:57:43 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | October 16th, 2014 | Mac Slavo
    The world’s leading news aggregator always stays on top of the most important stories in the world. With over a billion monthly visitors to his web site at DrudgeReport.com, it’s why thousands of media organizations follow his every post. Though seemingly a private person, there is no doubt that Matt Drudge has the inside scoop on many goings on in Washington and around the country. With contacts in high places, it stands to reason that the man behind the largest news source on the planet might get a heads up about key developments every so often. Yesterday, after having completely...
  • 'Ebola suits' selling well at local health, nutrition store

    10/17/2014 8:07:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel ^ | October 17, 2014 | Ellie Bogue
    There is no mistaking you are at the right place: A large sign in the window of HealthKick Nutrition Center, 10174 Maysville Road, lets you know "We Have Ebola Suits." Step in and on a table just inside the door is a stack of boxes with white Tyvek suits, sizes small, medium, large and extra large. David Morris, owner of the store, said he had already sold 35 of the suits by noon Thursday. A tall blond enters the store, and Morris helps her determine her size. She buys two suits. One for her and one for her husband. The...
  • Apocalypse Now: Preppers Are Gearing Up for Ebola

    10/17/2014 3:50:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 17, 2014 | Nina Strochlic
    It’s showtime for the Doomsday set. As the lethal virus crosses America’s doorstep, prep kits and gas masks are flying off shelves and fringe survivalists are going mainstream.Jason Charles knows the exact moment he will lead his wife and five kids out of their Harlem home, pile into a car, and take off for the wilderness. It will be not long after Ebola reaches the population of New York City, hospitals overflow, and looting begins—when the first riots break out on the streets of Manhattan. “Right now it isn’t bad, but if the first case happens in New York, you...
  • “If The Dow Drops Below 15,000… I Would Suggest People Start Buying Food & Ammo” (Shortened)

    10/15/2014 3:59:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/15/14 | Mac Slavo
    According to Ameduri, if the market breaks under the technical levels in the area of 15,000 points on the Dow Jones, we could be in for a serious crash. “Below 15,500 on the Dow and it could get ugly,” he says. “Below 15,000 and all bets are off.” BREAK “If it drops below 15,000 points I would suggest people start buying food and ammo, because this depression is about to turn nasty.”
  • A Few Thoughts on Water Storage, by N.P.

    10/13/2014 6:28:58 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 45 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 10/10/14 | N.P.
    I’d like to discuss a few ideas about water storage and describe what I’ve decided to do in our situation. My background, since most of this is my opinion, is that I work as the chemist (meaning I manage the water treatment systems) in a large power plant, hold the highest drinking water license possible in the state where I live, and am a degreed microbiologist. I’ve dealt with various water treatment systems for awhile. I don’t claim to know everything, but I do think that I’ve learned some things, and I hope to pass along a few ideas and...
  • The Coming Stock Market Crash and The Death of Money with Jim Rickards

    10/13/2014 4:37:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/18/14
    Jim Rickards, the Financial Threat and Asymmetric Warfare Advisor for both the Pentagon and CIA. Recently, all 16 branches of our Intelligence Community have come together to release a shocking report. These agencies, that include the CIA, FBI, Army, and Navy, they've already begun to estimate the impact of the fall of the dollar as the global reserve currency. And our reign as the world's leading super power being annihilated in a way equivalent to the end of the British Empire, post-World War II. And the end game could be a nightmarish scenario, where the world falls into an extended...
  • Sales of gas masks, bio-hazard suits & foil blankets soar as 'survivalists' prepare for Ebola...

    10/12/2014 7:40:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 11, 2014 | Jennifer Smith
    * Survivalists warned families would not cope if an epidemic happened now * Families 'must take it upon themselves to prepare for worst in advance' * Experts advise avoiding all human contact and stocking up on supplies * In worst case scenario flee to uncontaminated area with emergency kits Stocking up on drinking water and avoiding all human contact are among steps that will have to be taken to avoid an Ebola epidemic, survivalists have warned. To avoid contracting the deadly virus people will have to barricade themselves in their homes if the infection spreads, they say. Their advice comes...
  • Preparing for the Apocalypse Is Turning Into a Huge Business

    10/09/2014 7:23:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 7, 2014 | Dan Kedmey
    Fears of the Ebola contagion breaking out stateside have fueled a curious boom in industrial-grade protective gear.Since the first case of the Ebola virus was confirmed in Dallas, Rick Pedley noticed an unusual blip in sales at his online store, PK Safety. His regular customers, most of whom work in hazardous environments like construction sites or claustrophobic drainage pipes, bought protective gear at a rate of about 150 orders per day. That gear included gloves, hard hats and the occasional hazmat suit. Now there are plenty of newcomers, shoppers who evidently fear their communities might become hazardous. Orders have doubled....
  • Staff Article: Rotation, Rotation, Rotation! – Effective Food Storage Strategies

    10/06/2014 9:32:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 10/6/14 | L.K.O.
    Another vital aspect of an effective rotation system is knowing the shelf life of the foods you are storing. A few items, when stored properly, have such a long shelf life that they may be considered relatively exempt from the best practice of rotation (although it’s still a good idea), or at least their shelf life is measured in decades rather than years; among them, you will find such things as water (depending on the container), honey, salt, wheat berries, rice, sugar, maple syrup, corn starch, distilled white vinegar, pure vanilla extract, liquor, and wine. Here’s a list of eight...
  • Local ‘Preppers’ Stock Up For Improbable U.S. Ebola Crisis

    10/06/2014 10:05:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WWJ-TV ^ | October 6, 2014
    DEARBORN (WWJ) – While U.S. health officials say there’s no cause for widespread concern over Ebola, some in metro Detroit are busy with survival preparations — just in case. Garron Strickland, manager of Harry’s Army Surplus in Dearborn, says “preppers” have been stocking up on package water, MRE meals, heaters, gas masks, and other items as they tend to do with outbreak or other concerns on the horizon. Also popular, Strickland, said, are “bug-out bags” equipped with supplies to last someone a few days on the go....
  • Updated: Prepping for an Ebola Lockdown

    10/04/2014 6:33:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | October 2, 2014 | Daisy Luther
    Note from Daisy, Oct. 2: When I first wrote this article, Ebola was a distant threat in a few little countries on the other side of the globe. But, now it’s here, in America. Not only are there suspected cases and confirmed cases, there’s a note of hysteria in the news. Many of the supplies I originally recommended have been sold out. So I’ve updated this article with some new information and some new resources so that you can find the supplies you need. I have added multiple sources for as many things as possible. I urge you not to...
  • What preppers are doing about Ebola

    10/01/2014 4:03:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-1-14 | Chris Morris
    The so-called prepper community has a long list of concerns—and for quite some time Ebola has been near the top of it. Experts, though, are split on whether the confirmation that the disease has entered the U.S. will spur a rush in equipment sales. Even as awareness of doomsdayers grows thanks to a reality series on the National Geographic Channel, sales of supplies like canned food and hand-cranked flashlights had actually begun to level off before Tuesday. And since Ebola has been on the community's radar for so long, many people have already stocked up. "I think that a lot...
  • Ebola Confirmed in America: Here’s What You Need To Do Right Now

    09/30/2014 7:35:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 118 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9/30/14 | Daisy Luther
    What You Need Right Now Right now, before panic ensues, you need to ensure that you have everything you need to survive as though the world we know has ended. You need to be prepared to stay in your home for weeks, if not months. You need to be ready for a potential disruption of services. Best case scenario: You get these supplies, the outbreak never occurs, and you can dole them out into your regular usage or stash them with your prepper stockpile while snickering at the crazy preppers.
  • Container Park Reaches Capacity With Addition Of Three New Businesses (Mall of storage containers)

    09/30/2014 6:42:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KNPR-TV ^ | September 3, 2014 | Marie Andrusewicz
    Thinking of opening a business at Container Park? Well, you’re too late. Beginning this month, the downtown shopping and dining center is officially at capacity as Kappa Toys, Blowout Dollhouse and Perch round out the dining and retail offerings. Choosing vendors for the Container Park was not just about filling space, but rather curating the right types of stores, Doug McPhail, retail operations director for the Downtown Project told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Having the perfect mix of businesses was more important to us than rushing to put something in that we didn’t feel was right,” McPhail said of the...
  • Repost: Ebola: Does It Matter?

    09/30/2014 6:02:53 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    FR ^ | 9/16/14 | Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones
    Despite the best efforts of the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders, Ebola is expected to rage on in West Africa for another 12-18 months, with 20,000 cases predicted. Without coordination of relief efforts, the ability to contain the disease is limited and has been labeled a “failure” to date. Countries are sending supplies and equipment in piecemeal fashion. The U.S., for example, is setting up a 25 bed hospital for its part. Unfortunately, it’s far too little to make a dent in the epidemic. It’s difficult for a person in a developed country to believe that medical systems,...
  • Single Mom Prepares

    09/30/2014 3:04:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 9/30/14 | MB
    I am a single mom with a ten year old daughter, a Christian Constitutionalist, and a prepper. I grew up very poor, both physically and emotionally. However, my grandmother gave me a tremendous spiritual foundation for which I am forever grateful. Life is about making choices– choosing to put one foot in front of the next and keep going, regardless of the circumstance; choosing to prepare for whatever comes; and choosing to trust in and follow God in all ways.
  • Communications for When SHTF, by N.M.

    09/25/2014 3:47:05 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 9/25/14 | NM
    Communications is a key element in our everyday lives. If you don’t believe me, try going a whole day with no cell phone, Internet, television, or any other means of communications (COMMS). So it stands to reason that having COMMS, when SHTF, is essential to gaining intelligence (COMINT), the safety and security of your family, keeping informed, and keeping at least one step ahead of anybody with bad intentions. Like any skill, it is essential to practice; that means practicing before SHTF, so that you have the necessary skills. While most of the communications methods discussed in this article are...