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  • WHAT DO THEY KNOW THAT WE DON'T? Feds Preparing for Massive Natural Disaster in Pacific Northwest

    06/02/2016 7:58:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies
    Director Blue ^ | June 2, 2016 | Michael Snyder
    Starting on June 7th, FEMA will be conducting a large scale drill that has been named “Cascadia Rising” that will simulate the effects of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone and an accompanying west coast tsunami dozens of feet tall. According to the official flyer for the event, more than “50 counties, plus major cities, tribal nations, state and federal agencies, private sector businesses, and non-governmental organizations across three states – Washington, Oregon, and Idaho – will be participating”. In addition to “Cascadia Rising”, U.S. Northern Command will be holding five other exercises simultaneously. According to the...
  • Top Gun Lobbyist: If GOP Loses SCOTUS, We Might Have To Resort To Bullet Box

    06/01/2016 11:02:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Talking Points Memo's Livewire ^ | June 1, 2016 | Katherine Krueger
    The former head of an influential pro-gun lobbying group said over the weekend that losing the White House could mean pro-gun activists have to resort to the bullet box to protect the Second Amendment. In a conversation on his Gun Owners News Hour, Larry Pratt, executive director emeritus of Gun Owners of America, interviewed Robert Knight, a fellow at the conservative American Civil Rights Union, who said a Democrat taking the White House and replacing the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia would pose great peril to gun rights. At that point, we would have to come to an understanding,...
  • 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...
  • The giant ball that could save your life in a catastrophe: The Survival Capsule...

    05/24/2016 10:45:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    It may look like a giant snooker ball, but this spherical capsule could save your life. When a natural disaster strikes, whether it is a tsunami or earthquake, there are very few places to find shelter. But now, The Survival Capsule - a personal safety system in the form of a giant ball - has been designed to combat this issue. This capsule, which features two small porthole windows so the occupants can see what is going on around them, was created to give individual groups and families more control of their survival in emergency situation than traditional 'safe houses.'...
  • What's your Best method to start a fire for Survival

    05/19/2016 9:57:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 81 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 5/19/2016 | J Hines
    For those that hunt or into survival. This may be one of the easiest way to start a fire that I came across. The guy from Stephenson Prepper uses cotton ball, petrolium jelly and a flint with a scraper. See the fire starter video here. So what other easy ways do you all use to start a fire for survival?
  • Prepper Food Storage Question

    05/07/2016 7:34:23 PM PDT · by PinkChampagneonIce · 136 replies
    Dear Freeper Preppers: I have tried to find answers to these questions, and just haven't had much luck. Freepers are always incredibly knowledgeable, so I thought I would throw this out for general comment. I live somewhat off the grid, in that I live with a bare minimum of electrical appliances. I have a small, motel-sized refrigerator. Its temperature varies. It is so small, that the thermometer will indicate a 5 degree reduction in temperature if I just open the door. During the winter, it is fairly easy to keep it below 40. During the summer, that becomes a challenge....
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    05/06/2016 1:17:34 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 69 replies
    Myself | May 6,216 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings All; Here is another thought provoking discussion on keeping yourself & your family & friends safe when your world turns upside down & inside out. It was posted on this ping-list about civil unrest/riot/s, and what would you do, if caught in such a situation/s. Well for starters for me, I do NOT plan to be caught in such a situation. I avoid the areas where such could occur at anytime. If for some reason, that I would happen be caught in such, I would become a "grey-man" & disappear. Head on a swivel, cell phone turned off, move...
  • What Would Happen If Yellowstone's Supervolcano Erupted?

    05/02/2016 7:59:07 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 73 replies
    Live Science ^ | 2 May, 2016 | Becky Oskin
    Although fears of a Yellowstone volcanic blast go viral every few years, there are better things to worry about than a catastrophic supereruption exploding from the bowels of Yellowstone National Park. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Yellowstone Volcano Observatory always pooh-pooh these worrisome memes, but that doesn't mean researchers are ignoring the possible consequences of a supereruption. Along with forecasting the damage, scientists constantly monitor the region for signs of molten rock tunneling underground. Scientists scrutinize past supereruptions, as well as smaller volcanic blasts, to predict what would happen if the Yellowstone Volcano did blow. Here's a deeper...
  • Your Options Leading Up to a Declaration of Martial Law

    05/01/2016 9:19:07 AM PDT · by conservativeimage.com · 183 replies
    FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers | 5/1/16 | (self) Red Fox
    1. Prevention: Create a situation that is unmanageable, something so large and widespread across the country that any declaration by Obama will be made ineffective. Engage massive numbers of lawful gun owners in a frequent display of force and unity against tyranny and violence. An observable, training and coordinating armed population will deter revolutionary forces simply by making it's presence known. Stand together and make your own declaration as a community: We are too many. We have forged alliances with our constitutional sheriffs. We will not recognize a declaration of martial law by this subversive administration. 2. Join a Militia:...
  • Billionaire Bunkers: Inside the Worlds Largest Planned Doomsday Escape

    04/15/2016 7:09:30 AM PDT · by Baynative · 46 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/14/16 | Jim Dobson
    Vivos founder and CEO Robert Vicino announced Vivos Europa One which will be an invitation only, five star, underground survival complex, similar to an underground cruise ship for the elite. Each family will be provided a private 2,500 square foot of floor area, capable of two story improvements for a total of 5,000 square feet of private living quarters. With fit and finish comparable to a mega-yacht, each member family will hire their own architect and contractor to build out their living quarters to the custom standard they desire. The expansive shelter is located in Germany and is one of...
  • Well Armed means to be Prepared

    04/13/2016 6:36:33 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/13/2016 | D Johns
    The main reason the survival movement has further adopted the moniker "prepper" is to promote the whole idea of planning in advance for any SHTF that might happen. Now, to be clear, some survivalists are not preppers and some preppers are not survivalists. It is the perfect storm for semantics. My daughter would reply the ubiquitous "whatever." Whichever you are, the day will come when some event will cause you a whole series of inconvenient circumstances from catastrophic events like a hurricane or a tornado that might actually destroy your domicile or, at the very least, cause you to have...
  • Why You Should Keep Backyard Chickens

    04/07/2016 12:11:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 155 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 6, 2016 | Daniel Payne
    Many urban homeowners increasingly desire to keep small flocks of chickens in their backyards, and with good cause. There is no reason every family in this country that can run a flock of chickens in their backyard should not. This perfectly logical and reasonable habitbackyard chicken farminghas been buried under a great deal of hipster elitism (from many of the backyard chicken farmers themselves) and sneering derision (from their critics). Please try to ignore these detractors. If you can play host to backyard chickens, you should. It is, in many urban localities, easier said than done. This normal and praiseworthy...
  • FREE ebook Survival Prepping: When it hits the fan, have a plan

    04/06/2016 7:36:28 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 16 replies
    No Compromise Media ^ | 04-06-16 | Paul Ibbetson
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  • Burning Down the House in 2016

    02/22/2016 7:08:24 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 86 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | February 22, 2016 | Matthew Bracken
    Hold tight, wait 'til the party's over. Hold tight, we're in for nasty weather. There has got to be a way Burning down the house. By now, it should be obvious to the observant that the 'scoundrels-looting-the-treasury' phase of our economic arc is about played out, and before the entire rotten financial edifice collapses, there will be a war ignited across Europe and the Middle East which will serve as a distraction for the masses, while the very worst of the scoundrels take to ground to wait for the smoke to clear before they emerge. The gangsters actually directing the...
  • LEDs Clobber CFLs; Turn Indoor Farming Into New Growth Market

    02/21/2016 2:35:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Energy Collective ^ | February 16, 2016 | David Wamsted
    The two events had nothing to do with one another, and yet they are inextricably linked. I am an inveterate coupon clipper and in the latest mailer from BJ's Wholesale Club (my big box savings store of choice) I noticed an eye-popping deal on LEDs--8 60 watt-equivalent bulbs from Sylvania for $19.99, or roughly $2.50 apiece. The next day, GE announced that it planned to stop manufacturing compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and focus instead on LEDs. The market never really took to CFLs, for understandable reasons noted in my household as well: Most of them could not be used with...
  • The Road to Utopia: The "Greenest" Nation on Earth Is a Nightmare

    02/07/2016 9:19:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | James Wanliss
    The North Koreans appear to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb in January 2016 and promise more excitement to come. Immediately after the bang the government news agency bragged that the nation was now "capable of wiping out the whole territory of the U.S. all at once."This only slightly distracted mainstream politicos in other nations. North Korea might have gotten a bigger, badder reaction had it elected instead to drive steamrollers over groups of homosexuals or Muslims or women. At least Bernie Sanders, though closer in kinship to the North Korean brand of monarchical socialism than to, say, Ronald Reagan, noticed the bomb. World leaders only pause long...
  • Super-EMP Missile Launch Window Approaches: ...

    02/04/2016 1:49:29 PM PST · by amorphous · 124 replies
    SHTFPlan.com ^ | 4 Feb 2016 | Jeremiah Johnson
    As of this writing, North Korea intends to launch another Unha-3 rocket, or a larger and more efficient version in a launch window falling between 8 – 25 February. This launch follows on the heels of a nuclear test conducted by North Korea on January 6, 2016, and the claim by Kim Jung-Un that the bomb was a hydrogen bomb. The MSM pundits and their positivist quacking "experts" all state the bomb was not a hydrogen bomb; however, experts such as Peter V. Pry disagree. What was discussed by Dr. Pry was the intentionally low-yield weapon test that would...
  • The Final Blueprint for the Enslavement of the American People: "Obamavilles, Food Shortages...

    02/03/2016 11:12:17 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Dave Hodges
    The Baltic Dry Index continues to plummet. America’s debt ratio, with regard to credit card debt, student loan debt, the Federal Reserve’s inability to pay even the interest on the derivatives debt and the coming negative interest rates, spells disaster. I implore you to act now, and I mean today! The only thing left to do is for the banksters to steal your bank accounts. The correct “crisis” will bring about the collapse of the dollar now that the wealth transfer has largely been accomplished. What America Will Look Like Following the Collapse of the Dollar The aftermath of...
  • Retail Apocalypse: 2016 Brings Empty Shelves And Store Closings All Across America

    02/01/2016 8:58:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 134 replies
    EAD ^ | 02/01/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Major retailers in the United States are shutting down hundreds of stores, and shoppers are reporting alarmingly bare shelves in many retail locations that are still open all over the country. It appears that the retail apocalypse that made so many headlines in 2015 has gone to an entirely new level as we enter 2016. As economic activity slows down and Internet retailers capture more of the market, brick and mortar retailers are cutting their losses. This is especially true in areas that are on the lower portion of the income scale. In impoverished urban centers all over the nation,...
  • 1 Rifle That Can Fire 23 Calibers? The Scavenger 6 Survival Rifle

    01/25/2016 6:55:06 AM PST · by The Working Man · 35 replies
    Weapons Media ^ | January, 2016 | Staff
    Tim Ralston has been the subject of a handful of Discovery Channel and History Channels spots, and was the inventor of the Chiappa X-Caliber as well as other firearms. His niche is survival or "bug out", and the ability to scavenge ammo is a top priority. The most common feedback from X-Caliber fans was "make it multi-shot!" In answer, Tim presents the Scavenger 6. It's a rifle that can fire 21 different calibers and swap between them in seconds . . .
  • Bread and milk are terrible blizzard rations - here's what you should actually buy

    01/22/2016 6:26:13 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 186 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 22 Jan, 2016 | Julia Calderone
    Winter storm Jonas is brewing on the East Coast and is projected to start dumping snow and freezing rain on Friday night. So you should run to the store and buy bread and milk, right? Wrong. Bread and milk expire pretty quickly and require refrigeration. They're also pretty light on the nutrients and won't keep you satiated and supplemented as you ride out the weather. The trick is to buy foods that don't won't expire quickly or need to be refrigerated. They should be easy to prepare, easy to eat, high in protein, and provide enough variety to keep you...
  • Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings

    01/21/2016 9:56:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 192 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 21, 2016 | Weather.com
    Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches extend northward to the Philadelphia and New York City metro areas as Winter Storm Jonas begins to take shape. The storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, and heavy ice accumulations, strong winds and coastal flooding will add to the storm's impact as it carves a path from the nation's heartland through the South and onward to the East Coast now through Sunday. As of Thursday morning, just over 73 million people – or roughly one in every four...
  • What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?

    08/10/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 621 replies · 30,553+ views
    End The War on Freedom ^ | June 18, 2003 | Bill St. Clair
    A friend of mine recently forwarded me a question a friend of his had posed: "If/when our Federal Government comes to pilfer, pillage, plunder our property and destroy our lives, what good can a handgun do against an army with advanced weaponry, tanks, missiles, planes, or whatever else they might have at their disposal to achieve their nefarious goals? (I'm not being facetious: I accept the possibility that what happened in Germany, or similar, could happen here; I'm just not sure that the potential good from an armed citizenry in such a situation outweighs the day-to-day problems caused by masses...
  • 70 Tips That Will Help You Survive What Is About To Happen To America

    01/13/2016 5:05:44 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 115 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 1/13/2016 | Michael Snyder
    You may have noticed that things are starting to get crazy. Financial markets are imploding, violent crime rates are soaring in our major cities, and we have witnessed a truly unusual series of natural disasters in recent months. War in the Middle East continues to rage out of control, and Islamic terror continues to spread all over the globe. And many believe that 2016 is going to be a year of political shaking, civil unrest, governmental crackdowns and great economic chaos in the United States. All it is going to take to plunge our society into full-blown panic mode is...
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • NORTH KOREA SAYS NUCLEAR TEST SHOWS IT COULD 'WIPE OUT' US

    01/13/2016 4:07:52 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 13, 2015 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea's U.N. mission claimed Wednesday that its successful nuclear bomb test showed that it could now "wipe out" the United States, as the U.N. Security Council grappled with a response to the underground blast.
  • “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...
  • Is America On the Brink of a Civil War?

    12/26/2015 4:19:00 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 97 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/24/2015 | Marc Slavo
    (Watch video at link) could happen at any time. At least that's what many experts think. There are gross violations of the Constitution and the rights of the people at every turn. It is a daily staple of the news cycle. There have been potential flashpoints on the scale of Lexington Green (which started the American revolution in 1775) over and over again. And people have never been so divided at any time in the collective memory. Between threats of gun confiscation at the federal level, and repeated incidences of SWAT teams and military-like police forces abusing their power against...
  • Alaskan Survivor Prepper Builds Underwater Cache

    12/24/2015 10:48:40 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    AK Sporting Journal ^ | 12.24.2015 | S Morstan
    Rodney Dial a survival prepper from Alaska briefly explains his method of hiding his survival cache underwater, obviously locations are marked only he knows where its at. He builds these cylinder canister from metal and welds it shut, thus become air tight water proof. With food and supplies the metal cache weighs in at 150 pounds. See the rest of the story and video here. Where are you stashing your survival cache?
  • Pat Caddell: Country Closer to Revolution Than Ever

    12/17/2015 2:26:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 17, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    Veteran pollster Pat Caddell says he agrees with the premise that America today is closer to another revolution than at any time in recent history, adding, "The strength of this country comes from its people and it has a political system that is run, now, to the exclusion of its people - you have three quarters of the American people saying the government in Washington does not rule with the consent of the governed." Caddell told Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon that the current $1.1 trillion 2,000-plus page omnibus bill is "the greatest disaster anyone ever saw...
  • The ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW - FORMER US NAVY SEAL & AUTHOR MATT BRACKEN

    12/16/2015 9:08:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    Andrea Shea King Show ^ | December 9, 2015 | Andrea Shea King
    As we roll into the New Year, we are witnessing the prelude to the culmination of a titanic struggle between three great actors. Three great social forces are now set in motion for a 2016 showdown and collision that will, in historical terms, be on par with the First and Second World Wars. So writes Matthew Bracken, former US Navy SEAL and popular author of the Enemies Trilogy ("Enemies - Foreign and Domestic"; "Domestic Enemies- The Reconquista"; and "Foreign Enemies and Traitors"). In his epic essay titled "Tet, Take 2: Islam's 2016 European Offensive", Bracken writes that two of these...
  • Caravan To Midnight - Episode 425 European Union Losing it’s Unity? (Matt Bracken on first)

    12/12/2015 8:24:58 PM PST · by SaraJohnson · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/11/15 | John B. Wells
    Matt Bracken discusses his recent essay on the European Muslim Invasion. Interesting!!!!
  • What's your Rifle Caliber Choices for a long term SHTF

    12/14/2015 1:47:21 PM PST · by w1n1 · 260 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/14/2015 | K Felts
    What rifle calibers are you stockpiling?If you were going to pick a rifle caliber for a long term SHTF situation, what would that caliber be? For some reason I woke up this morning thinking about my 7mm express / 280 Remington, and how the panic buying back in the first half of 2013 caused a shortage in ammunition supplies. When I got my Remington model 700 chambered in 280, I wanted something that was around the 270 or 30-06, and that would also work on heavier game such as elk and moose. In all honesty I put too much thought...
  • Apocalypse Chow: We Tried Televangelist Jim Bakker's 'Survival Food'

    12/03/2015 2:38:11 PM PST · by Drango · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/3/15 | Kylie Mohr
    If it's the future, and the end of the world is nigh, it's probably safe to assume that things are looking grim. If all you have to eat is the survivalist food you bought from televangelist Jim Bakker in 2015, then your situation may be considerably worse. Jim Bakker and his first wife, Tammy Faye, in 1986. Bakker now sells an array of food products on the television show he co-hosts with his second wife, Lori Bakker.i You might recall Bakker's fall from grace in the '80s after a sex scandal and four-year stint in federal prison for time-share fraud....
  • 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...