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  • NY DHS Will Pay You $500 To Rat Out Fellow Citizens Buying Legal Goods

    07/31/2014 6:17:37 AM PDT · by HammerT · 64 replies
    Truth and Action ^ | July 29 2014
    New York’s Division of Homeland Security is posting signs on businesses to encourage people to snitch on fellow citizens who buy such things as MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat), ammunition, flash lights, match containers, gas masks and other items deemed to be ‘prepper’ in nature. In this video a girl working at LZ Army Navy Surplus store in Auburn, NY tell us how a state trooper put up a flyer in their window which encourages customers to call the New York State Terrorism Tips Line to report this ‘suspicious activity’ under the as part of the “See Something, Say Something”...
  • Pandemic Masks

    07/30/2014 1:49:50 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 67 replies
    Doom and Bloom ^ | 7/7/14 | Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones the Disaster Doctor
    Your Strategy doctor and patient with masks You’ll need both standard and N95 masks as part of your medical supplies. I would recommend a significant number of each as the masks will be contaminated once worn and should be discarded. A simple truth regarding medical supplies in a pandemic: You can never have too many. Any “extras” you might have will be incredibly valuable barter items in times of trouble. There are no absolute standards with regards to who wears what in the sick room. I would recommend using the standard surgical masks for those who are ill, to prevent...
  • Rural vs Urban Survival

    07/23/2014 3:54:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 7/22/14 | Selco
    What you have with you is what you gonna have for some time if you find yourself in urban survival scenario. If you have stored food and water most probably you can count on that only for some time, before situation changes or you manage to find some more supplies. There are ways to obtain resources at the beginning of SHTF in the chaos, but it is not like in the movies, and you can count on the fact that mostly you will be late for these events and more organized units such as local gangs control who gets what...
  • Have You Started Getting Ready for Hard Times

    07/22/2014 6:35:28 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 118 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 7/22/14 | LS
    When Paul Revere’s alarm, “The Redcoats are coming!”, was sounded through the countryside centuries ago, it was made to people who were prepared to meet a challenge. Whether the coming challenge in our present day is one of economics or something else, will you be prepared to respond when the alarm is sounded? Here are some ideas you should consider as you get started in your preparations for whatever hard times might await:
  • The Reality of Survival: “Forget Good Guys and Bad Guys… The Prepared Guys Win”

    07/21/2014 4:07:11 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/21/14 | Selco
    TV news and internet are covered with headlines like “shocking, captured Iraqis beheaded” or “they are killing everyone on their way” and “prisoners executed” and similar. And folks who watch and comment on the news and videos who still live in a “normal” world without this kind of crazyiness going on, are shocked of course. First comments are that those people and groups who are doing that are animals and they need to be “bombed to stone age”, or “they are not deserving better anyway” and then goes “they are all same there, let them kill each other” and similar....
  • 5 Tasty, Low-Risk Foraged Foods

    07/19/2014 6:46:01 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Yahoo Food ^ | 7/14/14 | Alex Van Buren
    Any former Girl or Boy Scout knows it’s dangerous to just pluck a berry off a bush or grab a random green and stuff it in your mouth (hello, poison ivy!) So proceed with caution and only sample something if you’re quite sure it’s safe: Brill’s app is a good starting point, but it, too features the caveat that there are some poisonous wild edibles out there! There’s also a whole world of tasty stuff. We asked Brill for his top five low-risk foraged finds (read: wild plants that don't have poisonous doppelgängers) around America, all of which are listed...
  • Martin Armstrong Warns Civil Unrest Is Rising Everywhere: "This Won't End Pretty"

    06/28/2014 7:46:16 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 123 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 6/28/14 | Tyler Durden
    People simply do not comprehend why and how the economic policies of the post-war era are imploding. This whole agenda of socialism has sold a Utopian idea that the State is there for the people yet it is run by lawyers following their own self-interest. The pensions created for those in government drive the cost of government up exponentially with time. The political forces blame the rich and this merely creates a class warfare with no resolution for the future. Even confiscating all the wealth of the so-called rich will not sustain the system. Consequently, we just have to crash...
  • 'Drastic action is needed' now to stop Ebola epidemic

    06/27/2014 11:27:38 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/27/14 | Danielle Dellorto, Miriam Falco, and Jen Christensen
    Officials believe the wide footprint of this outbreak is partly because of the proximity between the jungle where the virus was first identified and cities such as Conakry. The capital in Guinea has a population of 2 million and an international airport. People are traveling without realizing they're carrying the deadly virus. It can take between two and 21 days after exposure for someone to feel sick.
  • Prepare Without Looking Prepared

    06/25/2014 8:38:41 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 110 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 6/25/14 | Farm Operator
    “Have you watched Doomsday Preppers? Man, those people are crazy!” “We’ve got this neighbor down the street who’s prepping for the end of the world. What a weirdo!” We’ve all heard these comments (or similar ones). As for the wife and me, when friends, delivery men, in-laws, out-laws, offspring, or third cousins (who only show when they need something) come by the house, we don’t want them thinking we’re crazier than we are. Most importantly, we don’t want them knowing we’re prepping. For obvious security reasons, we don’t want those cousins to be the first at our doorstep when SHTF....
  • Judge Jeanine: "Lights Out: Danger to U.S. Power Grid"

    06/25/2014 5:37:36 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 23, 2014 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro devoted an hour-long special to the many dangerous threats to the US electric grid, including EMP attack, solar flares, and insecure transformers. Video is about 40 minutes. Commercials have been deleted. Watch on YouTube
  • The U.S. Economy Has Collapsed: “This Is A Monstrous Negative Revision”

    06/25/2014 1:31:56 PM PDT · by Signalman · 54 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | 6.24,2014 | Mac Slavo
    For months the administration, financial pundits and Wall Street analysts made it a point to inform Americans about the healthy state of our economy. One of the key metrics they’ve used as proof of recovery was the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which measures the productive output of the U.S. economy as a whole. Earlier this year the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis noted that this measure was showing positive growth. But now, after a second official revision, all of that purported growth used to goad consumers into spending more money on homes, cars and other goods has been revealed to...
  • 30 Signs That You’re One of Those “Crazy Preppers”

    06/24/2014 6:42:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 52 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6/24/14 | Daisy Luther
    Here are the top 30 signs, should you ever be the subject of a nationwide manhunt, that you too will be considered a “Crazy Prepper on the Loose“: 1. Pantries are so mainstream…you have food stashed in strange places in every room of the house. 2. You have enough toilet paper to get through a year of uncomfortable digestive upsets…occurring with 6 people simultaneously Speaking of which, you possess at least 3 different ways to use the bathroom, only one of which is an actual bathroom. 3.Your kids know what OPSEC means…at the age of 4. 4. You have topographical...
  • Mother Terrified After FBI Raids Valrico (Searching for Florida 'prepper')

    06/16/2014 7:40:15 PM PDT · by kristinn · 17 replies
    WTSP | Monday, June 16, 2014 | Tammie Fields
    Gannett owned properties are headline and link only
  • Survival Among Humans

    06/16/2014 3:20:41 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 114 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 6/16/14 | Selco
    People do not want to watch or think about bad things, people want to forget that, and yes, at the end there comes again that famous „it cannot happen to us“ idea. Do you really think that when (not if) SHTF events would be much different in your part of the world? Do you think that when collapse happens, you and people around you in your town will be somehow able to organize food distribution, security and safety for residents, and all those criminals and sick bastards will somehow disappear, and there is going to be new better society? Are...
  • Analyst: Fall Of Baghdad Would Make Current Gas Prices ‘Look Like A Bargain'

    06/14/2014 7:29:57 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 46 replies
    C.B.S. local ^ | June 13, 2014 | Not Attributed
    "any reduction in the flow of Iraqi crude due to the ongoing Islamic insurgency in the northern Iraq cities of Mosul and Tikrit could have worldwide economic consequences, according to oil industry analyst Phill Flynn, who said speculators are watching for the worst-case scenario."
  • The Madness Of Crowds And The Great Insanity (the coming economic collapse)

    06/08/2014 6:42:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 139 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | June 8, 2014 | Ty Andros
    Never in my 30+ year career as a market observer have I seen so many out on a limb which is about to be SAWED OFF. Those who live within the matrix are fully loaded for a recovery which is not and will not appear. Nominally the Main stream media can proclaim ECONOMIC recovery has arrived, point to the rising developed world stock markets, seemingly benign bond markets of all categories: sovereign, investment grade and Junk, Private equity, corporate buy backs and more have priced in “Happy Days are here again”. HFT, unrestrained leverage in a financially repressed world and...
  • Pentagon studying protesters to prep for ‘mass civil breakdown’

    06/14/2014 2:37:49 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/13/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The Department of Defense has disbursed some funds to universities so that scientists might study the dynamics of civil unrest — and how the U.S. military might best respond. It’s called the “Minerva Research Initiative,” and it’s a program that was kicked off in 2008 to “improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S.,” The Guardian reported.
  • Bugging out: Why I missed best time to bug out

    06/04/2014 7:09:33 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 6/2/14 | Selco
    Best way to survive is not being close to any problems. Like I describe in my survival course about my experience in Balkan war I missed my chance to bug out in time. I ended up surrounded by enemy army and trapped in city for a year without power and regular resources. Everyone fighting for the little what was left and being shot at by snipers and artillery from enemies did not make experience any better. There are many reasons why people fail to bug out. Last week Jay (guy I run this website with) left Bangkok because of military...
  • Blending In and Survivalist Hate

    05/23/2014 8:30:41 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 91 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 5/23/14 | Selco
    It is OK if you think that government is corrupt and incompetent, I think that too. It is OK to have weapon in your home, and will and knowledge to use it, and it is very good if you think that TV is full of crap. I think too that S. is gonna hit the fan, and that it makes sense to have bug out location and bug out bag, and lots of cans and ammo. So we are clear that we agree that all of the above (and lots more) make perfect sense. But one thing does not make...
  • ‘Best-before’ labels on rice, coffee and pasta reach their sell-by date (in European Union)

    05/19/2014 5:21:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:08PM BST 19 May 2014 | Bruno Waterfield
    The European Union is poised to scrap compulsory “best before” labels on coffee, rice, dry pasta, hard cheeses, jams and pickles to help reduce the estimated 100 million tons of food wasted across Europe each year. Officials of the European Commission will table proposals next month allowing national governments to extend the list of foods that do not require best-before dates, in a move which they believe will mean 15 million tons less food a year is discarded by households wrongly worried that it is no longer fit for consumption. […] EU legislation on labeling currently requires all food to...
  • Free Kindle Ebook: Survival Pantry

    05/22/2014 8:21:39 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies
    Dealnews ^ | May 22, 2014 | Dealnews
    Amazon offers downloads of Charlie Morgan's Survival Pantry: The Prepper's Guide to Survival Food Storage for Kindle eBook for free. That's $1 off and the lowest price we could find. A Kindle or Kindle-enabled device is required to download and read this eBook.
  • 16 Reasons Why the United States is Going to Hell in a Handbasket

    05/21/2014 9:25:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 66 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5/21/14 | M.D. Creekmore
    1.Free Trade with Communist China 2.A break down of the traditional family 3.A break down of morality 4.A declining belief in God, the Bible and Christian values 5.Declining freedom and turning away from a constitutional government 6.A militarization of the police forces nationwide 7.A one party political system 8.Corruption of the political system 9.School system used to indoctrinate children 10.A government controlled main-stream media via newspapers, magazines, radio, movies and TV 11.Taking control of the internet… 12.Political Correctness is out of control 13.An entailment mentality 14.Foreign companies taking over big business and buying up property in the U.S. 15.Declaring anyone...
  • Ham radio: Old technology gets new respect

    05/20/2014 7:28:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2014 | Jonathan Serrie
    Seeking reliable backup communication in a crisis, emergency managers are finding new solutions in an old technology: ham radio. “It’s just another avenue, another opportunity for us to be able to communicate,” said Herb Schraufnagel, public safety captain with Emory University Hospital Midtown. Emory HealthCare is among a growing number of hospital systems to adopt ham radio. Hospital administrators and government officials took a lesson from Hurricane Katrina, which left some Gulf Coast medical centers isolated from the outside world, as landlines and cell towers failed. …
  • Silently among us: Scientists worry about milder cases of MERS

    05/18/2014 12:11:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 37 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 5/16/14 | Julie Steenhuysen
    Scientists leading the fight against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome say the next critical front will be understanding how the virus behaves in people with milder infections, who may be spreading the illness without being aware they have it. Establishing that may be critical to stopping the spread of MERS, which emerged in the Middle East in 2012 and has so far infected more than 500 patients in Saudi Arabia alone. It kills about 30 percent of those who are infected. It is becoming increasingly clear that people can be infected with MERS without developing severe respiratory disease, said Dr David...
  • How an Average Person can Prepare for a Pandemic

    05/18/2014 11:38:44 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 65 replies
    The Apartment Prepper ^ | 4/24/14 | aptprepper
    What is a pandemic? According to Flu.gov, a pandemic is defined as a global outbreak of disease. It’s not determined by the number of deaths, but by how quickly it spreads. Do they happen? Pandemics do happen, as in three outbreaks of flu pandemic in the 20th century: Spanish flu killed $40-50 million in 1918 Asian flu in 1957 killed 2 million people 1 million deaths from Hong Kong flu in 1968 What are the chances? I don’t have a crystal ball, and there is really no way to predict when and how a pandemic can happen. Certain “tells” would...
  • Report: Food Prices Skyrocket: “We’re Going to Have a Major Problem Coming Into the Fall”

    05/14/2014 4:32:58 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 188 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5/14/14 | Mac Slavo
    The Producer Price Index made available by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics this morning has now confirmed those fears. Consumers are seeing an immediate impact to their wallets in the form of food price inflation and in all likelihood the trend will continue going forward. These latest numbers are serious. So much so that according to Zero Hedge, “the last time food prices spiked by this much in one month, the resulting Arab Spring wave of revolutions tumbled governments across north Africa and the middle east.”
  • Why Most Of The Western Half Of The U.S. Is Completely Unsuitable For Strategic Relocatio

    05/14/2014 4:29:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5/13/14 | Michael Snyder
    If there is one thing that you cannot live without, it is fresh water. Just try it some time. Seriously – try to live for 24 hours without using a single drop of fresh water. You will quickly learn how indispensable it is. Unfortunately, a lot of people that are “strategically relocating” to another part of the United States are not taking the availability of fresh water seriously when making the decision about where to move. If you live in an area that receives very little precipitation and that is not close to a consistent source of fresh water, what...
  • Loyalty in your survival group

    05/13/2014 4:36:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 37 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 5/13/14 | Selco
    Loyalty is one thing that you need to “grow”, and it needs time to grow, that is why it makes sense to have prepared your group before SHTF, it may be slow process, and you need to be sure what kind of people you have there. My SHTF experience was very bad from the perspective of what I saw when it comes to loyalty. When you have big number of unprepared folks thrown in really hard situation like war, you can see all kind of examples, mostly bad one. Yes, I saw people betraying their friends, or even families. Sometimes...
  • 41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

    05/13/2014 4:27:06 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Peggy Wang | June 5, 2013
    I was sent this article into this article and I agreed that it would be of interest to many of the preppers in the group. A few are pretty ingenious ideas here that could use. Hat tip to The Working Man for the heads up!
  • Romanian Couple Eyed In Oil Scam Left Behind 'Doomsday Bunker,' Millions In Gold, FBI Says

    05/08/2014 10:31:47 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-8-2014 | Fox News
    Romanian Couple Eyed In Oil Scam Left Behind 'Doomsday Bunker,' Millions In Gold, FBI Says Published May 08, 2014Fox News A Romanian couple being deported from the United States for their alleged role in a $68 million tax evasion scheme may have left behind as much as $2.7 million in gold and silver coins they once hoarded in a “fully stocked doomsday bunker,” court documents reveal. Radu and Diana Nemes, who were arrested in March at the couple’s 53-acre property with a fully-furnished underground bunker in Yelm, Wash., have waived extradition to Romania, according to court documents filed in the...
  • Stopping Power Myths & What Really Matters to Stop Attackers

    04/28/2014 5:20:07 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 4/25/14 | Selco
    Will to kill When I wrote those 3 points about what the guy with TT gun did and why he did not shoot the other man, there needs probably (but I never know for sure) to be number 4 and that is “he did not want to kill the man”. Yes, even in life threatening situations lots of people simply would choose not to kill, even if that means death for them. I believe it is something that some people simply can not do. They are not capable of that, to take some other mans life. Maybe it looks that...
  • Seen At 11: Preparing For The Worst With Luxury Bunkers; Cave Looks Like Extravagant 5-Star Resort

    04/26/2014 5:15:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    WCBS-TV ^ | April 24, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Preparing for the worst by setting yourself up with only the best. As CBS 2′s Maurice DuBois reported Thursday, luxurious kitchens, swimming pools, even gyms are being added to bunkers built just in case of an emergency. Bomb shelters were a common site in backyards in the Cold War 1950s. But as one bunker promotional video shows, today’s backyard survival bunker looks more like a five-star resort, equipped with everything from an indoor pool and state of the art movie theater, to a dog run and even an interactive classroom — all underground. “The overall scope of the project was...
  • When the World Ends, You’ll Need The Knowledge (Book Review)

    04/23/2014 3:47:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Geek Dad blog ^ | April 17, 2014 | James Floyd Kelly
    Author Lewis Dartnell poses an interesting question in his new book, The Knowledge: How To Rebuild Our World From Scratch: If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what book would you want to press into the hands of the survivors?Just over a decade ago, I was living in Texas and taking occasional trips out to the hill country for camping, hiking, and climbing. There’s a whole-lot-of-nothing out there, if you’ve never been. It’s beautiful, but you can go days without seeing another human being if you’re in the right spot. Bringing...
  • Survivalist or Prepper, First and Foremost It Is a State of Mind

    04/11/2014 5:06:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 48 replies
    Suvival Blog ^ | 4/14 | SCL
    As for the title of this article “State of Mind” is where all Preppers should start, and from there they should try to improve. What I believe is the biggest part of prepping is situational awareness, which means paying attention to your surroundings. Your surroundings include everything– your home, your neighborhood, your community, all the way out to your solar system and beyond. I've always liked to observe people in public, and you can tell which ones are not aware of their surroundings. It's the people who go to the shopping mall, park the car, go in shopping, and then...
  • Survival Mom Radio Show: Prepper Myths with Fernando Aguirre (FerFAL)

    04/09/2014 4:41:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    The Survival Mom ^ | 4/9/14 | Lisa Bedford(ChocChipCookie)
    Hey folks, here's the link to the interview with Lisa Bedford, author of the book "Survival Mom".
  • 16 Signs That Most Americans Are NOT PREPARED For The Coming Economic Collapse

    04/09/2014 4:36:30 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/9/14 | Michael Snyder.
    #8-16 The following are nine more statistics that come from a survey conducted by the Adelphi Center for Health Innovation. As you can see, a significant portion of the population is not even prepared for a basic emergency that would last for just a few days… 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 52 percent have not designated a family meeting place if they are separated during...
  • Overwhelmed by crime, Argentina declares emergency in Buenos Aires

    04/08/2014 6:32:42 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    The situation has become a major political issue with magistrates and the Church calling for restrain. “This is a fight to defend the most sacred, life” governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli said and called on “all political forces” to coordinate efforts in the battle against crime. Escorted by all of his cabinet ministers, Scioli held a press conference in the City of La Plata to declare a 12-month security emergency in the province which represents over 35 per cent of the electorate registry. “The emergency is the legal instrument we have to speed up the investments we need...
  • Government Agency: If 9 Substations Are Destroyed, The Power Grid Could Be Down For 18 Months

    04/08/2014 1:24:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Economic Collapse blog ^ | March 18, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    What would you do if the Internet or the power grid went down for over a year? Our key infrastructure, including the Internet and the power grid, is far more vulnerable than most people would dare to imagine. These days, most people simply take for granted that the lights will always be on and that the Internet will always function properly. But what if all that changed someday in the blink of an eye? According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's latest report, all it would take to plunge the entire nation into darkness for more than a year...
  • http://shtfschool.com/general/a-typical-day-during-shtf/

    04/07/2014 4:56:39 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 4/6/14 | Selco
    I kept looking at him suspiciously, because I remembered our neighbour who stated (OK he was completely drunk) that he had brilliant plan to end this siege. When we asked him how, he explained that he will shoot at the airplanes, and when they respond to that they will bomb whole area and everything will end. One of most stupid things that I ever heard. It was like shooting the man who brings you sandwich when you are hungry but desperate folks will talk lot of nonsense. “I am just thinking how funny and how far away we are to...
  • Welcome To Terminus

    04/07/2014 2:28:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 62 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 4/7/14 | Tyler Durden
    “That’s the thing about the collapse of civilization. It never happens according to plan – there’s no slavering horde of zombies. No actinic flash of thermonuclear war. No Earth-shuddering asteroid. The end comes in unforeseen ways; the stock market collapses, and then the banks, and then there is no food in the supermarkets, or the communications system goes down completely and inevitably, and previously amiable co-workers find themselves wrestling over the last remaining cookie that someone brought in before all the madness began.” ? Mark A. Rayner – The Fridgularity
  • "Preppers Festival" New Castle, VA on April 19th, 2014

    04/03/2014 4:01:02 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Craig County Business Association ^ | April 04, 2014 | Unattributed
    About the 2014 Preppers Festival The Prepper's Festival will be held on Downtown Main Street in New Castle, VA on April 19th, 2014. This event will include a wide array of preparedness, homesteading and survivalist-related vendors, local artisans, skill-building workshops and even a Top Chef style Prepper's Cook-Off! Additionally, live music will be provided throughout the day and a large raffle will be held. This event is sure to be fun and very informative for all who attend!
  • Venezuela Enforces Fingerprint Registry to Buy Groceries:

    04/02/2014 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/2/14 | Daisy Luther
    What if you were forced to “register” in order to buy groceries? And what if, through that registration, the food you bought could be tracked and quantities could be limited? That’s exactly the plan in Venezuela right now. The AP reports that in an effort to crack down on “hoarding” that ID cards will be issued to families. These will have to be presented before foodstuffs can be purchased.
  • TSHTF Inflation: “What YOU Will Pay for What You Need to Survive”

    04/01/2014 4:22:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    SSHTF Plan ^ | April 1st, 2014 | John Galt
    To begin with, this article is neither to demean the starting prepper nor launch into my fellow bloggers and authors about their version of what being prepared for the worst case scenario might well be; even though the criticism is valid and should remind everyone of the old adage that NO ONE is totally prepared for a societal collapse. The theory that many of the Pollyanna view of the end of modern convenience then in the end civilization is that indeed, mankind would seek his brother out and be at his best working together to rebuild and save humanity and...
  • Canned Food Gone Bad

    03/31/2014 4:34:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 77 replies
    Now that’s theory and it does apply but as we know sometimes things just don’t work out as well. Today my wife was opening a can of chopped tomatoes and as soon as the can was pierced the contents burst out in all directions. While there was no swelling, pressure had clearly built up inside, a clear sign of decomposition. The food inside didn’t smell awfully bad, but it didn’t smell good either.
  • La Habra quake a reminder about dangerous Puente Hills fault

    03/29/2014 10:29:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3/29/14 | Rong-Gong Lin II
    But a 7.5 quake on the Puente Hills fault could cause the fault to slip for an entire 20 seconds — and the shaking could last far longer. The Puente Hills fault could be especially hazardous over a larger area because of its shape. Other local faults, like the Newport-Inglewood and Hollywood, are a collection of vertical cracks, with the most intense shaking occurring near where the fault reaches the surface. The Puente Hills is a horizontal fault, with intense shaking likely to be felt over a much larger area, roughly 25 by 15 miles. According to estimates by the...
  • Preparing for Economic Instability: Six Ways to Ready Yourself For the Inevitable

    03/28/2014 3:54:06 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/28/14 | Tess Pennington
    It’s Not If, But When We’ve all heard the reports and seen the tell-tale signs of the storm brewing on the horizon. As a whole, we cannot continue to bury our heads in the sand and ignore the ever-growing issue of our economic instability. Start taking steps to lead a more self-reliant lifestyle and invest into your future wellbeing. The tips provided above can help you gain a greater edge in readying yourself for the uncertain future.
  • Get Training for Le Tour de TEOTWAWKI

    03/26/2014 4:36:06 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 3/14 | MK
    Bicycles offer us a quick way to move around, and if you know what you're doing and where you are going, they can be very stealthy. They give us options for carrying gear on racks and saddle bags, or even in trailers. A good bike will carry you over a variety of terrain, whether paved or not. They are easy to maintain, can be stored in a number of locations, and can be hidden fairly easily, when need be. Most importantly, with a little skill, their maneuverability will help you dodge even the stickiest of situations. Let's suppose I have...
  • Report: Poland Calls Up Army Reserves: “The World Stands On the Brink of Conflict”

    03/26/2014 4:28:05 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/26/14 | Mac Slavo
    At least 7,000 reservists have been recalled to the colours for immediate exercises lasting between 10 and 30 days. They’re told by the Polish authorities that the call-ups are “routine”: but the men say they haven’t been asked before and they’re well aware of the growing alarm in Warsaw at President Putin’s aggression. Three weeks ago, their Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, called a press conference to warn that “the world stands on the brink of conflict, the consequences of which are not foreseen… Not everyone in Europe is aware of this situation.”
  • Mortgages and eating Cats after the Economic Collapse

    03/26/2014 3:45:17 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    Ferfal Blog Spot ^ | 3/26/14 | Ferfal
    The word got around that cat didn’t taste that bad and in a matter of weeks you just couldn’t find any more stray cats when just a few months earlier they were all over the city. In the country, kids with slingshots and air rifles would go bird hunting so as to bring something home to throw in the pot.
  • Food hoarding illegal during WW I

    03/21/2014 9:51:40 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 37 replies
    Survialist Boards ^ | 3/18/14 | txprep
    "It was alleged that the food hoarded was sufficient to maintain the family for more than a year and hence far in excess of the requirements for 30 days, the period recognized by hoover as a "reasonable one" for residents of cities."