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  • How to Build a Fallout Shelter (Basic)

    05/26/2017 6:27:56 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 44 replies
    N Y Times ^ | 5/26/17 | MALIA WOLLAN
    “The most important thing is to build underground,” says Cédric Vuilleumier, an engineer for the Federal Office for Civil Protection in Switzerland, where all citizens are legally guaranteed a spot in a bomb shelter. Packed earth insulates against radiation and blast waves, but don’t go deeper than 10 feet; if your exits (make two) become blocked in the blast, you may need to dig yourself out. Start with what Vuilleumier calls a “protective envelope” of concrete and reinforced steel rebar with walls between one foot and 2-feet-7-inches thick. Don’t build near anything flammable. Your budget may allow for more spaciousness,...
  • Military Strikes Cause Boom In Underground Bunker Business

    04/16/2017 8:58:01 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | 4-14-17 | Jeff Paul
    The most expensive model being offered is “The Aristocrat.” For $8.3 million, the model comes with a pool, bowling alley and gun range.
  • The Survival Mom: Should Every Family Own a Gun?

    04/13/2017 9:11:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    womensoutdoornews.com ^ | 4/13/2017 | mom
    Anti-gun rhetoric has been a fact of my life as long as I can remember. As a new mom, I even tried keeping toy guns out of the house because I had bought into some of the myths surrounding gun ownership. For example: Accidental gun deaths are bound to happen with a gun in the house. A gun-free home will keep kids safe from guns. If kids play with toy guns, they will grow up to be violent. survival mom gun All of those are nonsense, of course, but as a mom, all I wanted was for my children to...
  • Liberal Preppers Continue to Ready for Trump Apocalypse

    03/06/2017 9:23:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 6, 2017 | Liz Sheld
    I've written about this trend before: the liberal anti-Trump prepper movement. Unhappy with the results of the 2016 presidential election, a certain cohort of Americans have taken up "prepping" for fear a Trump presidency might bring about some kind of apocalypse. Business Insider has some more information about this new and growing group of folks. One such group started on Facebook and is called the "Liberal Prepper." Its purpose is to "combine minds and hearts, with an emphasis on preparedness, in a time where a progressive way of life has never been more at risk of becoming taboo or altogether...
  • 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...
  • Salzberg Advises: Research PCGS Populations and Prices (coin population/price fixing?)

    01/18/2017 8:02:52 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 2 replies
    NGC ^ | 17 JAN 16 | Mark Salzberg
    Dear Fellow Numismatists: In November I announced that PCGS-certified coins would no longer be eligible for inclusion in the popular NGC Registry. I received many positive comments from those who have closely followed graded coin populations and prices. Others asked me, “Why? What is the difference between NGC and PCGS?” Let me show you. Over the last five years or so, I have noticed a perplexing trend at PCGS. There has been a dramatic increase in the grades assigned by PCGS for a wide range of coin types and, consequently, I believe that this has caused an extraordinary reduction in...
  • Save-A-Lot Carves Niche Serving Communities That Publix And Others Overlook

    01/16/2017 5:17:34 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 70 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Justine Griffin
    Betty Duffey has a half-dozen several grocery stores vying for her business near her neighborhood in southern Pinellas County. Publix Supermarkets is 2.5 miles down the road and she'll pass by a Winn-Dixie and a Walmart Neighborhood Market on the way there. Two miles in the other direction is an Aldi and a Walmart Supercenter. But Duffey, 63, does most of her grocery shopping at Save-A-Lot. It's the closest grocery store to her house, but it's also the cheapest. "I'm on disability and really have to watch how I spend my money," Duffey said. "At Publix, I'd spend $200 a...
  • Walker finds two guns in a violin case along Potomac River in Washington D.C.-leading cops to locate

    01/05/2017 9:43:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 91 replies
    Daily Mail | AP ^ | 4 January 2017
    Woman found two guns in a violin case along Potomac River in Washington D.C.Police found more guns and ammunition stashed in pails and bags nearbyAuthorities were trying to work out why the weapons were left there The D.C. police bomb squad conducted a sweep of the area soon afterA number of weapons, including two guns in a violin case, have been found stashed along the Potomac River in Washington D.C. U.S. Park Police said a woman walking in the woods near the C&O Canal, which runs along the river, found the case on Wednesday. When police arrived they found...
  • Zombie apocalypse would wipe out humankind in just 100 days, according to university research

    01/05/2017 1:48:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 134 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 01/05/2017 | Helena Horton
    Using their hypothesis — that a zombie has a 90 per cent chance of turning a human into a zombie once it has found said human, and that a zombie could find at least one human a day — they predicted how long the population could hold out using the SIR model, an epidemiological model that describes the spread of a disease throughout a population. Using the model, they split the population into three categories; the susceptible population (S), zombie (Z) and dead (D). The lifespan of a zombie, they worked out, goes thus: S,Z,D. Natural birth and death rates...
  • Americans Bought ‘17,850 Tons’ of Imported Ammo in Last 12 Months

    12/18/2016 8:54:07 AM PST · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-126-16 | AWR HAWKINS
    As gun sales have skyrocketed over the past 19 months, ammunition sales have also surged, with “17,850 tons” of imported ammunition being sold in the past 12 months. That is nearly 18,000 tons of ammo in a year’s time and approximately “2,865 tons of bullets” that were imported in November alone.
  • TECH BLACKOUT: Huge Solar Storm Which Could WIPE OUT Modern Technology Expected by 2020

    12/01/2016 10:12:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Wed, Nov 30, 2016 | 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. 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 as...
  • 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...
  • The Emergency Closet

    10/18/2016 11:04:08 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 25 replies
    October 19, 2016 | Fai Mao
    For those of you who don't live in a typhoon or earthquake prone area you don't have to do this but anyone in a typhoon or earthquake prone area should keep three days worth of non perishable food and bottled water in an emergency closet so that if the power goes out and travel is difficult or impossible and the stores are closed, there is something to eat and drink until the storm passes. I have such a closet but, because I'm lazy and ate the stuff rather than going to the grocery store (I guess I could say that...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • How To Survive A Black Lives Matter Riot

    09/27/2016 9:46:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    ROK ^ | September 27, 2016 | Luke Stranahan
    As we move into the fall of 2016, violent confrontations between black men and police of varied ethnicities continue to occur and be televised on national news, inevitably followed by the Black Lives Matter movement, which attempts to stop the shooting of black people by police because they are feared to be violent and felonious by being violent and felonious. Leaving aside their dubious logic, it is quite possible that any ROK reader living in or visiting America might find themselves on the wrong side of a riot, so here’s some advice on that potential situation. It’s racism Whether you’re...
  • Earthquake Experts Tell Latino Community How To Get Ready For The Big One

    08/27/2016 7:57:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | August 27, 2016 4:14 PM | Adrianna Weingold
    “These misconceptions or behaviors that work in Latin America but don’t work here because buildings are different here, earthquakes are different here,” says Pablo Ampuero, professor of seismology at Caltech. It’s the first time Caltech has hosted an event like this, where the community engaged directly with scientists and experts, asking questions and getting important answers. The event stressed the importance of being prepared for disaster. And how earthquakes here in the US are different from those in other parts of the world. “When you look at what the earthquake will do to us, it probably won’t kill us, but...
  • Prepper Thread

    08/04/2016 4:09:15 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 22 replies
    Myself | Aug 4, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings Everyone; I do hope everyone is doin fairly well. I do know & understand that I should be posting here more, but life gets in the way [a lot around here] Anyway, we have talked in the past about reading,reference & entertainment, when things get real ugly & bad out there. Well Providence has "smiled" upon me [again]. I have been fortunate to meet [on line for now] a Mr. Ron Foster. He is a "Prepper" novelist. He has written a lot of books about different aspects of prepping & dealing with disasters. This is from his Amazon page;...
  • Garrison Keillor: Praise The Lord, I've Seen The Dark (barf alert but funny)

    07/25/2016 6:45:30 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Friday, July 22, 2016 | Garrison Keillor
    A week ago I felt good about America but no more. Coyotes are running freely in the streets of our big cities, the stock market is teetering on the verge of collapse, the monetary system will soon go belly-up, China and North Korea and Iran have a knife to our throats, our schools are in chaos, politicians corrupt, the media stupefied by political correctness, and everywhere you look you hear foreign accents. We are on the edge of the abyss. At my house, we've begun fortifying the basement walls with sandbags and laying in barrels of fresh water and K-rations....
  • Weekly [Sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/30/2016 10:13:47 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 7 replies
    Myself ^ | June30,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings All; Here is another thought provoking discussion on what we can do when the world we know & love falls apart. Last week I had posted some thoughts on using an air rifle to remove garden raiders/pests. So after talking to a friend of mine [Jim Chapman], he recommended this article from the mag. Outdoor Life. [www.outdoorlife.com] He goes through a very long list of air rifles & their different uses. Air guns have come a very long way since the days of the Daisy Red Ryder's. There are some rifles that can hit a target out to over...