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  • Here’s how most Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds in 2016, and how to make sure it...

    02/21/2017 1:09:09 AM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 21, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Here’s how most Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds in 2016, and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again in 2017 In early 2017, a nationwide survey of the people of Venezuela showed that during the year 2016, almost 75% of the population had lost weight due to not having enough food, and that their average weight loss was 19 pounds.Before I explain how this came to happen, I want to start out by explaining what did not cause this to happen.Many media outlets have been blaming Venezuela’s food shortages on the 2014 collapse in the price of oil....
  • Over 100 dead in Brazil as police strike spurs anarchy

    02/09/2017 10:54:47 PM PST · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    REuters via Yahoo News ^ | 2/9/17 | Paulo Whitaker and Pablo Garcia
    More than 100 people have been reported killed during a six-day strike by police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, as hundreds of troops patrolled streets attempting to keep order with schools and businesses closed and public transport frozen. The Army mobilized airborne troops and armored vehicles on Thursday to reinforce roughly 1,200 soldiers and federal police trying to contain the chaos in Espirito Santo, a coastal state north of Rio de Janeiro. Most of the violence was centered in Vitoria, the state capital and a wealthy port city ringed by golden beaches and filled with mining and petroleum...
  • Radiation at Japan's Fukushima Reactor Is Now at 'Unimaginable' Levels

    02/08/2017 5:03:45 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 89 replies
    The radiation levels at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are now at "unimaginable" levels. Adam Housley, who reported from the area in 2011 following the catastrophic triple-meltdown, said this morning that new fuel leaks have been discovered. He said the radiation levels - as high as 530 sieverts per hour - are now the highest they've been since 2011 when a tsunami hit the coastal reactor. "To put this in very simple terms. Four sieverts can kill a handful of people," he explained. He said that critics, including the U.S. military in 2011, have long questioned whether Tokyo Electric...
  • 15 Actionable Tips for Staying Safe During Times of Civil Unrest

    02/04/2017 6:48:07 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 60 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 3 Feb, 2017 | Brian Lenney
    Since the Donald entered the White House, America has gone from bad to worse as far as violence goes. The rise of mob violence, riots, and outright targeting of people by domestic terrorist groups – like Antifa, Communists, Black Lives Matter, and other Soros-funded radical far-left groups – isn’t to be taken lightly. We saw Berkeley blow up in riots because Milo Yiannopoulos was invited to speak there. We saw mobs rioting in Portland. We saw Washington D.C. trashed at the Women’s March and inauguration riots, and we saw violent leftists attack people at a College Republicans event at NYU...
  • Germans rush to buy illegal firearms and GRENADES to 'protect themselves from migrants'

    02/04/2017 11:40:41 AM PST · by rktman · 59 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/3/2017 | Gareth Davies
    Germans have been arming themselves with illegal guns and grenades to protect themselves from migrants. A website calling itself Migrant Fright was discreetly selling what it describes as first-class quality goods so that its customers can avoid 'annoying bureaucratic hurdles or annoying paperwork'. The website has since been closed down, but Germans who have already received the weapons in the post, are practicing firing the guns in their back gardens in preparation for potentially aiming it at a prospective terrorist.
  • Record radiation level detected inside damaged Fukushima reactor

    02/03/2017 3:01:42 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 72 replies
    Japantoday ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | NA
    A record radiation level has been detected inside the No. 2 reactor at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, with the estimated reading of up to 530 sieverts per hour, the plant operator said Thursday. The reading means a person could die from even brief exposure, highlighting the difficulties ahead as the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. grope their way toward dismantling all three reactors that melted down in the March 2011 nuclear disaster. The plant operator also announced that based on an image analysis, a 1-square-meter hole has been found on a metal grating beneath the...
  • Ham / GMRS 400-1000mhz PC board antenna for ham radio

    01/30/2017 12:34:13 PM PST · by tbw2 · 56 replies
    SurvivalComms Youtube Channel ^ | Jul 29, 2016 | SurvivalComms
    A high quality, low cost ham radio communication set up demonstration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN-jELK0Wq0&t=203s
  • When The Rich Become Preppers, It's Time To Worry

    01/29/2017 7:14:00 AM PST · by blam · 33 replies
    Peak Prosperity ^ | 1-29-2017 | Chris Martenson
    For over 10 years now, we've been openly advocating that folks take action to become more prepared should crisis arrive. And for a long time, this advice relegated us to being labeled "tin-foil hat doomsday preppers" (and other less-polite monikers). The media just couldn't figure out any other box to put us in. But now, the concept of taking at least some responsibility for your own future well-being by increasing your self-reliance is finally moving towards the mainstream. Of course, government agencies have long ascribed to "situational planning" in case sudden unrest were to happen. Nations around the world have...
  • Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

    01/24/2017 10:09:44 AM PST · by pabianice · 38 replies
    The New Yorker | 1/23/17 | Osnos
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  • Liberal Preppers Stock Up On Guns, Food As Trumpocalypse Looms

    01/22/2017 12:33:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Voactiv ^ | January 17, 2017 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    Colin Waugh bought a shotgun four weeks before November’s election. An unapologetic liberal, he was no fan of firearms. He had never owned one before. But Waugh, a 31-year-old from Independence, Missouri, couldn’t shake his fears of a Donald Trump presidency — and all of the chaos it could bring. He imagined hate crimes and violence waged by extremists emboldened by the Republican nominee’s brash, divisive rhetoric. He pictured state-sanctioned roundups of Muslims, gays, and outspoken critics. “I kept asking myself, ‘Do I want to live under tyranny?'” said Waugh, who supported Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary and later...
  • Survey finds millennials lack basic survival skills

    01/13/2017 4:09:04 PM PST · by BBell · 133 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/13/17 | Todd Masson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    In the coming zombie apocalypse, safe spaces may be in short supply, so millennials will have to take shelter under their Spoonk mats and crack open their cell phones in hopes there's creamy nougat inside. According to a recent survey -- this is shocking, I know -- millennials lack even the most basic survival skills. Apparently SnapChat offers no tutorials on how to build a snare trap. The survey, conducted ahead of the London Boat Show, found even the most basic of life skills are quantum physics to most millennials. More than half were unable to tie a single knot...
  • Comedian Patton Oswalt melts down over Trump presser, advises fellow liberals to ‘hoard food’

    01/11/2017 7:42:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 11, 2017 | Sara Gonzales
    Comedian Patton Oswalt has made no secret of his intense disdain toward President-elect Donald Trump, but the actor was beside himself during Trump’s press conference on Wednesday. In what appeared to be a complete meltdown on social media, Oswalt implied in a series of tweets that the nation would crumble under a Trump presidency. “Go be with your families,” Oswalt wrote on Twitter. “Hoard food.” He also tweeted about purchasing a gas generator and a seed vault, which is something that survivalists typically use to stock seeds for various crops. (TWEETS-AT-LINK) But Oswalt wasn’t thrilled with President Obama, either. He...
  • .410/45ACP Homemade Pistol

    01/05/2017 7:04:46 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/5/2017 | J Hines
    Make a Bang with this 45 ACP Survival Pistol If you couldn't afford a real pistol could you make one out of ordinary metal pipes? Obviously, yes for many of us preppers are into DIY (do it yourself) and there are lots of instructions that you can find on the internet. The .410/45ACP pistol is a very simple design all required is a barrel fitted for either a .410 shotgun shell or a 45ACP round. The other part is the receiver that houses the plunger with the pin on the inside, this sits on top of the grip. The grip...
  • Trumpocalypse? Suddenly Liberals Are The Ones Stockpiling Food, Guns And Emergency Supplies

    12/24/2016 6:23:51 PM PST · by Windflier · 34 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | 23 December 2016 | Michael Snyder
    Now that the shoe is on the other foot, many liberals all over America have suddenly become extremely interested in prepping. Fearing that a Trump presidency could rapidly evolve into a “Trumpocalypse”, a significant number of leftists are now stockpiling food, guns and emergency supplies. In fact, even though many had expected a sharp drop in gun sales following Trump’s victory, what actually happened is that fear of what is coming under Trump pushed background checks for gun sales to an all-time record high on Black Friday. The election of Donald Trump has awakened the left to a degree that...
  • Poised For Collapse: How "Unrest Could Become Real Revolution" Inside America

    12/14/2016 11:05:06 AM PST · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | December 14, 2016 | Authored by former Jeremiah Johnson via ReadyNutrition.com,
    There are many ways this could play out, but as SHTFPlan.com's Mac Slavo notes, few could deny that any number of critical factors are coming to a head right here at home. If economic collapse is particularly harsh, things could easily spiral out of control. Civil unrest could become the norm, and things could reach a very desperate point. But depending upon what specific events take place, the police and military may not remain on the side of the federal government, but may support and defend the American people, and what could be a violence, bloody and drawn out struggle...
  • 25 Cities On The Brink Of Disaster: "Don't Be Here When Things Get Violent, Unsafe, & Fragile"

    12/12/2016 9:10:49 PM PST · by Perseverando · 58 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 12, 2016 | Submitted by Mac Slavo via SHTFPlan.com,
    The 21st Century is inching ever closer towards chaos… and the time to get out of the big city is upon us. With economic conditions, growing crises, desperate populations looking to scratch by, and more hatred and division than at any previous point in American history, the city has become a dangerous and unruly setting – and finding yourseld in one that is falling apart could be the worst mistake you ever make. People are living in bigger urban zones than ever before… these megacities are the hotspots of global activity. But many are also proving to be the most...
  • TECH BLACKOUT: Huge solar storm which could WIPE OUT modern technology expected by 2020

    11/29/2016 1:16:44 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 145 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 11/29/16 | Sean Martin
    THERE is a one in eight chance that the Earth will be hit by a huge solar storm by 2020 which could potentially leave the world without Internet, phone service and many more services that modern-day humans rely on. Researchers have warned that there is roughly a 12 per cent chance that a solar storm could smash into Earth by the end of the decade.(emphasis mine) The powerful event would likely be as huge as the Carrington Event, which occurred on 1859. The solar storm which hit 150 years ago was so powerful that its southern auroras could be seen...
  • Industry bodies suggest ways to deal with cash crunch (India)

    11/19/2016 8:14:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Hindu ^ | November 14, 2016 | The Hindu
    Old notes will be accepted at government hospitals, petrol stations and toll booths for 10 more days. A day after Prime Minister Narendra chaired a meeting to review the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes and its impact, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Monday announced that the now defunct currency would be accepted at government hospitals, petrol stations and toll booths till November 24. The Prime Minister’s meeting came amid continuing chaos and growing public anger across the country over limited cash availability following the surprise demonetisation of the two higher value notes. On Sunday, the cash...
  • We’re All Going To Lose On November 8th: Get Prepped With This Post-Election Chaos Checklist

    11/07/2016 7:25:06 AM PST · by Mozilla · 70 replies
    The Most Important News ^ | November 7, 2016 | Michael Snyder/Daisly Luther
    Darned if we do and darned if we don’t. That basically sums up the current election cycle. I’d go so far as to say that everybody loses during this election, especially if the promised chaos erupts when the winner is announced.Regardless of which candidate “wins” the presidential election, I have a bad feeling about the aftermath. I think we could be on the cusp of the most widespread civil unrest since the Civil War. If you are interested in getting prepared for it but don’t want to read over all of the frightening possibilities, go here and sign up for...
  • Civil War II - Fourth Turning Is Intensifying (Part 1)

    11/04/2016 9:37:28 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 4, 2016 | Jim Quinn
    “History offers even more sobering warnings: Armed confrontation usually occurs around the climax of Crisis. If there is confrontation, it is likely to lead to war. This could be any kind of war – class war, sectional war, war against global anarchists or terrorists, or superpower war. If there is war, it is likely to culminate in total war, fought until the losing side has been rendered nil – its will broken, territory taken, and leaders captured.” – The Fourth Turning – Strauss & Howe -1997 As we enter the final stretch of this vitriolic, deplorable, venomous, propaganda saturated, deceitful,...
  • Texas Community Goes Underground for Doomsday Prep

    11/04/2016 8:32:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 11/3 | Meredith Yeomans
    Developers say they'll have enough food, water and electricity to live off the grid for a yearThere's a group of North Texans preparing for impending doom. But they're not just stockpiling guns and provisions. They'll have underground bunkers, tunnels and even a DNA vault. Make no mistake, they plan to live in luxury and style. underway on a unique new neighborhood called Trident Lakes. Over the next few years, fields of grass will conceal 400 underground bunkers, a tunnel system and even a vault to store DNA. It's all part of a plan to prepare for any impending doomsday. "You...
  • Something Big Is Underway On All Fronts: “Within The Next Few Weeks The Future Of The United (TR)

    11/03/2016 11:30:33 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | November 3, 2016 | Jeremiah Johnson
    As of this writing, the increased U.S. troop presence in Eastern Europe includes a battalion-sized element of American troops being emplaced in the Suwalki Gap, Polish territory that borders Lithuania in a 60-mile stretch of corridor. The Russian Defense Ministry announced that 600 Russian and Belarussian airborne troops conducted training exercises in Brest, on the Belorussian-Polish border only a few miles from where the U.S. forces are deploying in Poland. This on the heels of Britain deploying 800 men, tanks, and jets to Estonia, along with pledges of Challenger 2 tanks, APC’s (Armored Personnel Carriers), and drones. Two companies of...
  • “This Quickly Escalates Into Open Warfare” – Why The Government Is Preparing For Post-Election Chaos

    11/03/2016 11:17:04 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 58 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | November 3, 2016 | Mac Slavo
    There have been a wide array of reports suggesting that the U.S. government is preparing military and Homeland Security assets for widespread election fall out. Given the mainstream media’s inclination towards Hillary Clinton and recently presented evidence that Democrat operatives have been attempting to illegally influence the ballot box through falsifying votes and electronic tampering, it appears that concerns surrounding a rigged election are not necessarily unfounded, as President Obama would have us believe. With the election just days away, the fix appears to be in and some Americans are readying themselves for a confrontation should one be necessary....
  • VANITY: The Democrat cabal will SABOTAGE electoral computers on election night if Trump's winning..

    11/03/2016 4:50:38 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 41 replies
    November 03, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    Team Obama/Hillary/Network Media keep blaming Russia for interfering in our election when Julian Assange has stated that the source for their massive treasure trove of leaks IS NOT THE RUSSIANS. So why do Team Obama, Hillary, THE MEDIA and numerous other Democrat officials keep blaming the Russians when it's likely they have nothing to do with the leaks? Perhaps this corrupt administration is setting us up for a NATIONWIDE electoral system crash they THEMSELVES WILL TRIGGER if it looks like Trump is going to win. Is this why the DHS has been clambering for months to get their dirty hands...
  • Search String Result from 'Emergency Supply List Bosnian War Survivor'

    10/30/2016 4:35:44 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 64 replies
    Bing ^ | 10/30/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    Sharyl Attkisson's Full Measure News has a feature about how vulnerable the electrical grid is to disruption. It didn't take an EMP over Kansas to convince me, my family was left huddling in sleeping bags during the day time for 4 days by a tree branch shorting out a transformer at the end of my block.In 2013 some people didn't see the Bosnian War Survivor's list of 101 things you need to survive. #1 on my list is 'anything pertaining to 'How to eat' without electricity--a generator is a white elephant. Somewhere in the top 5 is going to be...
  • (VANITY) Prepper Advice Needed: Anticipating Post Trump Victory Riots

    10/27/2016 7:10:30 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 104 replies
    VANITY
    The lying MSM teliing the 10-20 million illegals here, BLM, and other violent groups that Hillary is a 10+ favorite is setting up the U.S. for widespread riots. The cooked polls (sampling 5, 10, 15, 20% more Democrat voters and using Obama-turnout numbers) are creating a scenario where leftists will perceive the Trump win as unexpected and cast the results into doubt. Similar to the Brexit they will immediately ask for a 'do over' and use civil unrest as a political weapon. Recall that Obama advised his cousin in Africa to cause riots post election to extort a place at...
  • Internet outage - Comm alternatives Emergency updates, FR contingency ham email & shortwave news

    10/21/2016 5:22:51 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 192 replies
    10/21/2016
    In light of today's widespread Internet outages, we should discuss contingency plans for FR availability, news updates and emergency communications. Please share what ham amateur radio shortwave frequencies to monitor for emergencies and news updates, as well as practical ham email on the HF and VHF bands.
  • WW3: 'Get ready for Russian invasion' Americans in Alaska told to prep

    10/18/2016 9:41:39 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 173 replies
    Daily Star (UK) ^ | 10/16/16 | Rachel O'Donoghue
    An unnamed former senior military officer has apparently claimed all evidence shows Russian submarines will enter the US via the small village of Wasilla, in Alaska. According to the ex-Navy brass, the stretch of coastline is totally unprotected and would be ideal to stage an attack from. He said: “Our feeling in the Navy was that Obama had turned Alaska into a defenseless area that will serve as a forward base of operations when World War III begins. “We are the verge of being invaded from Alaska all the way down into Canada and eventually the Northwest.”
  • Study: 1 in 2 American Adults Already In Facial Recognition Network

    10/18/2016 9:38:42 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 35 replies
    vocativ ^ | 10/18/16 | Kevin Collier
    DMV records, plus a cavalier approach to mugshot databases, puts half of the US in the system Half of all American adults are already in some sort of facial recognition network accessible to law enforcement, according to a comprehensive new study. Conducted over a year and relying in part on Freedom of Information and public record requests to 106 law enforcement agencies, the study, conducted by Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology, found American police use of facial recognition technology is a scattered, hodgepodge network of laws and regulations.
  • Advice on Dehydrated Food

    10/15/2016 3:14:20 PM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 165 replies
    I would like to have some emergency food stored for whatever disaster is coming...blizzard, grid down, etc. Does anyone have any recommendations? I see numerous vendors and businesses. Thanks!
  • Are you at risk from solar storms?

    10/17/2016 7:50:14 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 40 replies
    daileymail ^ | 10/17/17 | Stacy Liberatore
    First map showing areas in the US at risk of solar storms has been released Experts looked at two factors, one being data from geomagnetic storms The other was data from magnetic materials beneath the Earth's surface Map reveals Minnesota and Wisconsin are at the highest risk in the US But more than half the US hasn't been surveyed due to a lack of funds Solar storms threaten Earth about every 100 years and experts warn we are overdue Copywrite prevents full publication of this article
  • SurvivalBlog Hit with a Defamation Civil Suit

    10/17/2016 9:06:50 AM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 7 replies
    SurvivalBlog ^ | October 17, 2016 | James Rawles
    We have always been very careful to avoid making any libelous statements in SurvivalBlog. But after a lifetime of being free of any ligation I now have apparently been named as a co-defendant in an upcoming defamation trial in the U.S. District Court for Northern Ohio. (I have not yet been served with court papers, but I’ve been warned that indeed I soon will be.) All of this stems from just a two-line mention (with a link) about a reportedly disbarred attorney in Tennessee–variously surnamed Akart, Akard, and Okard–who reportedly had at least two convictions in the past for swindling....
  • The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen [SHORT]

    10/12/2016 10:01:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | October 12. 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    Presidents don’t give up power. Executive orders don’t expire at the end of each presidential term. And every successive occupant of the Oval Office since George Washington, who issued the first executive order, has expanded the reach and power of the presidency. The Constitution invests the President with very specific, limited powers. In recent years, however, American presidents have anointed themselves with the power to wage war, unilaterally kill Americans, torture prisoners, strip citizens of their rights, arrest and detain citizens indefinitely, carry out warrantless spying on Americans, and erect their own secretive, shadow government. These are the powers that...
  • Book Excerpt from "Forging the Hero" (SHTF)

    10/11/2016 8:51:17 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Mountain Guerrilla ^ | October 6, 2016 | John Mosby
    Snip: I’ve had a few emails in recent weeks, specifically asking about my apparent switch in focus from doctrinal SF UW, to more of a tribal angle. As one correspondent termed it, “You’ve gone from Guerrilla to Germanic.” As I’ve pointed out, in numerous examples, and in every one of my books, this is a misreading of the facts, and is a very narrow view of the subject. Nevertheless, since it is apparently a commonly held belief among readers, I thought I would share a little bit about my reasons. In some ways, I have deviated from doctrine. The problem...
  • Panic, Anxiety Spark Rush to Build Luxury Bunkers for L.A.'s Superrich [Rev 9]

    09/28/2016 1:15:58 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 81 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/28/2016 | Ingrid Schmid
    Oscar winners, sports stars and Bill Gates are building lavish bunkers — with amenities ranging from a swimming pool to a bowling alley — as global anxiety fuels sales and owners "could be the next Adam and Eve." Given the increased frequency of terrorist bombings and mass shootings and an under-lying sense of havoc fed by divisive election politics, it's no surprise that home security is going over the top and hitting luxurious new heights. Or, rather, new lows, as the average depth of a new breed of safe haven that occupies thousands of square feet is 10 feet under...
  • What's your favorite Solar Charger?

    09/05/2016 1:25:09 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 46 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/5/2016 | D Breateau
    So for you preppers out there, which type of Solar chargers have you come across that was reliable? Solar chargers and gadgets that run on solar can be found all over the place, and like many I have tried almost all of them disappoint. Some never fully charge, lose their charge too quickly, fall apart, short out if they get wet or any number of things that render it useless after just a couple tries. These are all the reasons I fell in love with Sunjack. Here's some specs on it. Four solar panels that come in an easy-to-carry and...
  • Article V For a Republic Worth Keeping

    08/26/2016 1:59:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 39 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 26th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    As I recall from Gibbon, the Western Roman Empire went out with more of a whimper than a bang. By the time of Alaric and his Visigoths in 410 AD, Rome was so corrupt and weak there was little to stand in his way. In broad strokes it is fair to say that Roman society declined simultaneously with government. Long before the fall, Roman republican citizenship was a precious possession, a jewel of unsurpassed value. As such it was held closely and kept in short supply, for among other privileges, the Roman citizen wasn’t taxed. He was exempt from the...
  • Survival Expert James Rawles Warns: “There’s Going To Be A Massive Run On Firearms… Bigger Than (TR)

    08/16/2016 9:48:03 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 118 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | August 16, 2016 | Mac Slavo
    James Wesley Rawles is a former intelligence officer of the United States Army, prolific author and one of the top survival experts in the world. In his best-selling book series Patriots he paints a terrifying picture of a post-collapse America where food is scarce, currency is worthless, law and order have broken down, and survival is a daily struggle. It’s a fictional tale, of course, but one that is grounded in real-world possibilities. In his latest interview with SGT Report, the SurvivalBlog.com founder breaks down the probability of such a scenario and explains that should it come to pass,...
  • The last big frontier(movement of conservatives to the inland north-west is quietly gaining steam)

    08/06/2016 8:30:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 69 replies
    The Economist ^ | 8-6-16 | unattributed
    ASKED by an out-of-stater where the nearest shooting range is, Patrick Leavitt, an affable gunsmith at Riverman Gun Works in Coeur d’Alene, says: “This is Idaho—you can shoot pretty much anywhere away from buildings.” That is one reason why the sparsely populated state is attracting a growing number of “political refugees” keen to slip free from bureaucrats in America’s liberal states, says James Wesley, Rawles (yes, with a comma), an author of bestselling survivalist novels. In a widely read manifesto posted in 2011 on his survivalblog.com, Mr Rawles, a former army intelligence officer, urged libertarian-leaning Christians and Jews to move...
  • Preparing for the Worst: How to Respond to an Active Shooter

    07/27/2016 8:14:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 26, 2016 | David Inserra
    This summer, deadly terrorist attacks and crimes have taken place across the world and have many wondering how they can be safe even in the United States or Western Europe.This violence has been conducted with a range of weapons—including a suicide bomb in Ansbach, Germany, a truck in Nice, France, a rifle at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and a pistol in Munich, Germany, last weekend. While most of these are clear cases of terrorism, the investigation is still ongoing in Munich.Such violence will likely continue and every American should take the time to think about what they would...
  • 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 World’s 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...