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  • 'Ebola suits' selling well at local health, nutrition store

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

    10/17/2014 3:50:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 17, 2014 | Nina Strochlic
    It’s showtime for the Doomsday set. As the lethal virus crosses America’s doorstep, prep kits and gas masks are flying off shelves and fringe survivalists are going mainstream.Jason Charles knows the exact moment he will lead his wife and five kids out of their Harlem home, pile into a car, and take off for the wilderness. It will be not long after Ebola reaches the population of New York City, hospitals overflow, and looting begins—when the first riots break out on the streets of Manhattan. “Right now it isn’t bad, but if the first case happens in New York, you...
  • Local ‘Preppers’ Stock Up For Improbable U.S. Ebola Crisis

    10/06/2014 10:05:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WWJ-TV ^ | October 6, 2014
    DEARBORN (WWJ) – While U.S. health officials say there’s no cause for widespread concern over Ebola, some in metro Detroit are busy with survival preparations — just in case. Garron Strickland, manager of Harry’s Army Surplus in Dearborn, says “preppers” have been stocking up on package water, MRE meals, heaters, gas masks, and other items as they tend to do with outbreak or other concerns on the horizon. Also popular, Strickland, said, are “bug-out bags” equipped with supplies to last someone a few days on the go....
  • SURVIVAL: Pathfinder School Experience *(Videos In 13 Parts)

    09/26/2014 12:49:09 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 18 replies
    Mar 6-11, 2013
    While researching the Appalachian Trail and Survival Techniques for the hike, I stumbled across these videos that I think would be a great reference for anyone that wants to survive in the wild woods. "" Thanks go to Dave Canterbury of WildernessOutfitters for teaching the Pathfinder School Classes, and to "themoodybobby1" for recording and posting these 13 videos for anyone to review. Pathfinder school experiencep1 ( 9:12 ) Pathfinder experiencep2 ( 10:01 ) Pathfinder experiencep3 ( 8:44 ) Pathfinder experiencep4 ( 9:26 ) Pathfinder experience p5 ( 8:34) Pathfinder experience p6 ( 7:51 ) pathfinder experience p7( 9:40 )...
  • It's Time for a Prepper Reality Check!

    09/18/2014 4:01:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | August 16, 2014 | Daisy Luther
    You may have enough weapons and ammo stashed away to fight the next World War all by yourself… You may have fortified your home and have 3 different routes mapped out to get to your bug-out retreat… You may have a food stockpile that will see you, your family, heck, the whole darned neighborhood, through until the Second Coming… You may tirelessly watch militant YouTube videos that show you how to take down your opponent in 3 easy maneuvers… But.. If you aren’t realistic about your skills and your physical abilities, you are likely to be just as dead as...
  • Ebola Preparedness kit suggestions thread ~ Vanity

    09/17/2014 11:54:07 PM PDT · by GraceG · 50 replies
    GraceG
    I am starting this thread to get suggestions on what items would be useful to have at one's house and at the ready for the following scenario.Initial Conditions: 1. Ebola has started to ravage the United States and many people are already infected with it, many of whom don't even realize yet that they are infected. 2. The the emergency rooms and hospitals are already filled up to the brim with fresh Ebola cases making hospitals a dangerous place to be if you don't already have Ebola and useless in terms of actually helping you any way if you do....
  • BILLIONAIRE: Of All The Things That Are Likely, Nothing Is Scarier Than An Electromagnetic Pulse

    09/14/2014 7:15:44 AM PDT · by blam · 113 replies
    BI ^ | 9-14-2014 | Myles Udland
    BILLIONAIRE HEDGE FUND MANAGER: Of All The Things That Are Likely, Nothing Is Scarier Than An Electromagnetic Pulse Myles Udland July 30, 2014 Plasmasphere - Wikimedia Commons Hedge fund managers often like to opine on various topics that are largely unrelated to investing. In his latest lengthy quarterly letter to clients, Paul Singer of Elliott Management spent some time discussing a phenomenon that caught our attention and the attention of many others. It's the danger posed by an electromagnetic pulse. Singer writes that an electromagnetic pulse is the "risk that stands way above the rest in terms of the scope...
  • Tips for living: 'The Provident Prepper' gives solid, clear info on getting prepared (Book review)

    09/03/2014 1:21:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | August 27, 2014 | Margot Hovley
    Kylene and Jonathan Jones' book "The Provident Prepper" (Plain Sight Publishing, $16.99) gives straight forward and easy-to-understand details on emergency preparedness. It's a great resource for families or individuals who'd like to learn how to take care of the necessities during an emergency. Written in conversational style, readers can adapt the information to fit their situations. The 358-page book has sections on a variety of topics including survival kits; communication; water storage and purification; food and fuel storage; emergency heating; lighting; and cooking. Here are a few tips the husband and wife team share: In the case of an emergency...
  • How New Yorkers Prep for 'Doomsday': New Yorkers worry about natural disasters, terrorist threats

    08/25/2014 9:18:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Newser ^ | August 25, 2014 | Neal Colgrass
    New Yorkers are preparing for "doomsday" in a way that doesn't involve guns, bunkers, or earmarked pages in Revelations, LiveScience reports. Survivalists at one group, NYC Preppers, are planning to safely flee the city in case of a natural disaster or terrorist attack. "They simply don't have the space to build a bunker," says sociologist Anna Bounds, who is studying the survivalists. She says they devise escape routes (including by kayak), keep the car filled with gas, and figure out which home appliances are likely to work in different emergencies. They also take long walks to practice carrying a "bug-out"...
  • More Harsh Winters Could Spell Disaster For The Electrical Grid

    08/18/2014 2:37:08 AM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 15, 2014 | By Michael Bastasch
    If you thought last winter was bad, get ready for a potentially worse winter in parts of the country this year. But another record-setting winter could mean more than higher heating bills and snow fights. Harsh winter weather combined with coal-fired power plant closings could spell trouble for many households across the country who will desperately need to keep the lights and heat on this winter. Joe Bastardi, chief meteorologist at WeatherBELL Analytics, told the Wall Street Journal Live that current weather patterns are “flowing along right now into the type of El Nińo situation that is notorious for giving...
  • What is Frugal?

    08/10/2014 3:21:11 AM PDT · by EC1 · 58 replies
    Waste not, want not. We've heard it a billion times. It's one of the contributions to literature of my native county, which also coined the phrase "Where there's muck, there's brass" - brass being slang for money. A common insult in the UK is to say someone has Yorkshire pockets. Pockets too deep to easily get money out of. Yet frugal is not miserly, a common mistake among the newer to the prepper community. It's an unwillingness to spend money on what you don't need. If you do need it, you buy the best. I have pots and pans that...
  • Motoped motorized survival bike will get you there and back

    08/01/2014 10:18:54 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    What’s better than a survival vehicle that doesn’t need gas, but is happy to burn it when you can get your hands on some? Motorized bicycle builder Motoped has unveiled the new Black Ops edition of its Kickstarter-funded creation.
  • The Fantastic Four – 4 Essential Wild Edible Plants That May Just Save Your Life

    07/26/2014 10:24:00 AM PDT · by blam · 53 replies
    Tactical Intelligence ^ | 7-26-2014 | oovgroov
    July 26-2014 by oovgroov Did you realize that knowing just 4 wild edible plants could one day save your life? If there were any four categories of plants that I would recommend all people to know how to use and identify it would be these: Grass, Oak, Pine, and Cattail. For the knowledgeable survivor, knowing just these four plants can make the difference between life and death if stranded in the wilds – for each one is an excellent food source which can sustain you until help arrives. Throughout this week and part of the next, I’ll be going into...
  • What is Change Blindness and Why Does it Happen?

    07/24/2014 5:58:59 AM PDT · by The Working Man · 20 replies
    BrainSmartSuccess.com ^ | February 6th, 2012 | Chris Hughes
    Change Blindness: In visual perception, change blindness is a normal phenomenon of the brain which show in light that the brain does not have a precise representation of the world but a lacunar one, made of partial details. Despite the name, this phenomenon does not affect the eyes but the brain, and as such is bound to happen to all the human senses. This phenomenon is still in research, but results suggests that the brain estimates the importance and usefulness of information prior to deciding to store them or not. Another issue is that the brain cannot see a change...
  • Strength Training for People My Age

    07/09/2014 8:09:02 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 8, 2014 - 8:00 am | Mark Rippetoe
    I’m 58. Granted, I’m pretty beat up these days. I’ve had my share of injuries, the result of having lived a rather careless active life outdoors, on horses, motorcycles, bicycles, and the field of competition. People my age who have not spent their years in a chair have an accumulation of aches and pains, most of them earned the hard way. And for us, beat up or not, the best way to stay in the game is to train for strength. The conventional wisdom is that older people (ah, the term sticks in the craw) need to settle into a...
  • Doomsday Prepper Martin Winters Surrenders, Held Without Bail

    06/19/2014 5:24:39 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 112 replies
    Tampa Bay Timess ^ | June 18, 2014 | Patty Ryan & Dan Sullivan,
    TAMPA — Federal authorities sought doomsday prepper Martin Winters for two days in the woods of east Hillsborough County, attempting to arrest him on weapons charges. On the third day, agents didn't need to look far at all. Winters, soggy-shoed and hungry, waited with a daughter in a car outside the FBI field office on Gray Street in Tampa on Wednesday morning as his attorneys stepped up to a reception desk and arranged his surrender. In trade, he got cheeseburgers, fries, Gatorade, dry shoes, praise from the FBI and a morning free of gunfire — all this from the agency...
  • 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...
  • Fed may need to let inflation run hot to meet goals: Evans (here it comes!)

    02/28/2014 3:14:58 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve should be willing to let inflation temporarily run above its target level so as to more quickly bring the economy back to health, a top Fed official said on Friday, even as a second policymaker signaled the very idea left him cold. The debate, between Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, underscored a fundamental disagreement over the central bank's optimal approach to policy under new Fed Chair Janet Yellen. To Evans, one of the Fed's most dovish policymakers, allowing inflation to run above the Fed's 2-percent target would...
  • Food Rationing: It Will Break You Down Mentally

    02/27/2014 5:43:09 PM PST · by Kartographer · 106 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/27/14 | Tess Pennington
    There are certain factors you should consider when living through an extended emergency. It is common for your physical, mental and emotional state to be affected following a disaster. On top of that, you are hungry due to rationing food portions and still have to continue daily activities, physical labor, parenting, etc. If you haven’t put thought into the right types of food and the amounts needed to see you through the ordeal, then you could be setting yourself up for deficiencies in your diet. Repeatedly, I have told readers interested in leading a self reliant lifestyle to simulate a...
  • It Doesn’t Take Much For People To Start Behaving Like Crazed Lunatics

    02/13/2014 9:37:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | February 12, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    If an ice storm can cause this much panic in our major cities, what will a real crisis look like? The biggest news story in the United States right now is the "historic ice storm" that is hammering the South. Travel will be a nightmare, schools and businesses will be closed, and hundreds of thousands of people will lose power. In fact, it is being projected that some people could be without power for up to a week. But at the end of the day, the truth is that this ice storm is just an inconvenience. Yes, the lives of...
  • After the Collapse: Six Likely Events That Will Follow an Economic Crash

    01/21/2014 11:45:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    SHTFPlan ^ | January 20, 2014 | Mac Slavo
    ItÂ’s not too difficult to understand that we are well on our way to a paradigm shift in America; in fact weÂ’re in the midst of it right now. The writing is on the wall and can no longer be ignored. The US government has run up trillions of dollars in debt, and given the recent debates over the countryÂ’s debt ceiling, we can rest assured that neither Congress or the President will act to curtail spending and balance the budget. We will continue adding trillions of dollars to the national debt clock until such time that our creditors no...
  • Sustainability Hits the Fan: 15 DIY Projects from Preppers

    01/18/2014 6:36:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    SustainABlog ^ | December 30, 2013 | Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
    I’ll be honest: for years, I never considered the survivalist/prepper crowds as target audiences. I mean, we’re on totally different ideological wavelengths, right? I’m not into shooting things, and they likely think I’m a touchy-feely hippie who wouldn’t survive a week after SHTF. What could we possibly have in common? Quite a bit, it turns out – apparently, ideology ain’t everything. As we’ve started doing more DIY/upcycling/self-sufficiency content, we’ve seen a steady rise in readership from sites like The Homestead Survival and Knowledge Weighs Nothing. And, as you might expect, I’ve spent more time checking out these sites and those...
  • Gold Bugs Poised to Pounce on Next Big Rally

    01/17/2014 1:44:21 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies
    Gold bugs, rejoice. After taking a pounding last year, gold looks set for a big rally, although chart watchers say it still needs a little push higher before it takes off. A gain of about 1.5% from current levels would take gold above a key chart level, which could spark a further rally of 13% to the August highs, technicians say, and possibly much higher. After tumbling 28% in 2013, gold futures have gained 4% so far this year. On Friday, futures were up 0.9% at $1,251.60 an ounce in recent trading, and were trading above the widely-followed 50-day moving...
  • Dive for cover, in a $36,000 family bomb shelter

    01/11/2014 4:48:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Standard-Examiner ^ | January 11, 2014 | Mark Saal
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BOUNTIFUL -- It sits in the parking lot of the Emergency Essentials store in Bountiful, all but daring you not to stop and stare. The massive, bright yellow, corrugated metal section of pipeline is 10 feet across and thrice that length, with a few smaller sections of pipe sticking out at various angles. And just in case that's not enough of a draw for the terminally incurious, there's even a banner on the side -- at least there was until the last Bountiful windstorm -- that reads "Tour a 'Bomb Shelter' ... Atlas Survival Shelters." Bomb shelter? Trust us, you...
  • When a panic room is no longer enough: The 'billionaire bunkers' w/ recognition software...

    12/03/2013 6:05:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 28, 2013 | Staff
    Wealthy families across the country are shelling out millions to protect their loved ones from intruders, natural disasters or the apocalypse as home security goes increasingly sci-fi. Companies that provide concerned homeowners with futuristic gadgets - and a priceless peace of mind - have revealed the growing demand of costly bunkers, passageways, panic rooms and recognition software. Chris Pollack - president of Pollack+Partners, a design and construction adviser in Purchase, New York - told Forbes that, while security has always been important for the wealthiest clients, the spending on home security has noticeably grown in the past five years. And...
  • Noah (Official Trailer)

    11/15/2013 6:56:36 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov. 14, 2013 | Youtube
    No text just a link: Noah (Official Trailer)
  • Zombie Apocalypse Stock Portfolio Triples In 3 Years

    11/11/2013 9:11:28 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    Zombie aficionados debate whether the living dead should be fast- or slow-moving. But there's no denying that the Zombie Apocalypse Stock Portfolio — companies that should do well in a zombie outbreak — has been lightning-fast. The zombie portfolio of seven stocks — SolarCity (SCTY), Generac (GNRC), Sturm Ruger (RGR), Smith & Wesson (SWHC), Cabela's (CAB), GNC (GNC) and Pall Corp. (PLL) — has soared by 230% since "The Walking Dead" premiered on Oct. 31, 2010. That compares to 50% for the S&P 500 index. So far this year, the Zombie Apocalypse Stock Portfolio has jumped 63% vs. the S&P...
  • AMERICAN BLACKOUT- A Real Life Nightmare Nearer Than You Think

    11/05/2013 2:49:26 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 125 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | by R. JAMES WOOLSEY, DR. PETER VINCENT PRY
    Four days before Halloween, on Sunday morning, October 27, 2013, terrorists in Mexico's Michoacan state blacked out the electric grid, leaving some 420,000 powerless and thirteen dead. That same Sunday night, National Geographic aired the docudrama American Blackout. This fictionalized account of a cyber attack on the electric grid depicts some of the horrific consequences of a nationwide blackout lasting 10 days.
  • Warning Signs Flash as Stock Market Soars to Records

    11/03/2013 10:28:47 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 3, 2013 | By Gregory Zuckerman
    For some investors, it feels a lot more like 1999 than 2013. Third-quarter earnings have not been spectacular. The U.S. isn't expected to grow at anything close to breakneck speed next year. And there are few industries experiencing huge profit expansions. Despite all that, a number of high-profile—mostly technology—stocks are soaring. The heady advances are making shareholders of these companies big money, but they're also raising serious questions among some analysts about whether the unusual trading is a troublesome sign for the overall market. Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average set a record on Tuesday, but closed up just...
  • In Fed and Out, Many Now Think Inflation Helps (here comes the propaganda)

    10/28/2013 9:24:16 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 26, 2013
    WASHINGTON — Inflation is widely reviled as a kind of tax on modern life, but as Federal Reserve policy makers prepare to meet this week, there is growing concern inside and outside the Fed that inflation is not rising fast enough. Some economists say more inflation is just what the American economy needs to escape from a half-decade of sluggish growth and high unemployment. The Fed has worked for decades to suppress inflation, but economists, including Janet Yellen, President Obama’s nominee to lead the Fed starting next year, have long argued that a little inflation is particularly valuable when the...
  • Crime Is Getting Worse: Violent Crime In America Increased By 15 Percent Last Year

    10/25/2013 5:43:03 AM PDT · by alexmark
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | Michael Snyder
    EXCLUSIVE: Terry McAuliffe has promised voters he is committed to transparency, but in the final days of a Virginia governor’s race he leads, the Democrat has steadfastly refused to explain a complicated financial arrangement involving several family trusts and a union-owned insurance and investment company. For the arrangement... Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/24/mcauliffe-silent-on-union-connected-loan/#ixzz2ijYL0ikj Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Faber: Fed could up QE to $1 trillion a month

    10/21/2013 5:58:54 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 40 replies
    "The question is not tapering. The question is at what point will they increase the asset purchases to say $150 [billion] , $200 [billion], a trillion dollars a month," Faber said in a " Squawk Box " interview. The Fed-which is currently buying $85 billion worth of bonds every month-will hold its October meeting next week to deliberate the future of its asset purchases known as quantitative easing . (Read more: Treasury yields will still spike to 5%: Societe Generale ) Faber has been predicting so-called "QE infinity" because "every government program that is introduced under urgency and as a...
  • Is Computer-Assisted Aeroponic Growing the Future of Urban Farming?

    10/15/2013 12:06:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Atlantic Cities ^ | October 11, 2013 | Mike Riggs
    The barriers to urban farming don't end at zoning ordinances and neighborhood politics. Not everyone has rooftop access, and arable lots can be far and few between. City soil often contains chemicals and contaminants, like lead. Sometimes the air is just as dirty as the dirt. And like traditional farming, there are seasons to deal with. You simply can't grow tomatoes in an outdoor garden in the middle of winter. Those aren't reasons to stop outdoor urban farming, but they do make it difficult to scale the model up. But what if you didn't need dirt? Or much water? Or...
  • Are Food Stamp Riots Coming? Stores Ransacked and Torn Apart during Food Stamp Outage

    10/14/2013 11:37:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    OffGrid Survival Blog ^ | October 14, 2013 | Rob Richardson
    If you ever wondered why we recommend prepping, and stockpiling food and emergency supplies, one look at what happened this weekend Springhill and Mansfield, LA should tell you everything you need to know – and will give you a glimpse at what this country will look like during a nationwide crisis. Over the weekend, the debit system that allows people on government assistance to buy food, temporarily went down. The resulting chaos is a small glimpse at what I believe will happen, should the government plunge this country into some sort of economic collapse. A couple of Walmarts in Louisiana...
  • This ain't your average survival shelter (Business is booming)

    10/13/2013 1:00:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 12, 2013 | Carter Evans
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)MONTEBELLO, Calif. - There's nothing new about predictions that the end of the world is upon us. But there's plenty new about how some people are preparing for it. What began as a pipe dream for Ron Hubbard has become big business...underground "We call this the backyard bunker," Hubbard said as he showed us one of his survival shelters. These days, the fear market is booming. "I can't build them fast enough right now," he said. "It's better to have a shelter 10 years early than five minutes late." But unlike those Cold War-era concrete bunkers with just the basics,...
  • Slide-Fire's 'Bump Stock' Rifle Uses Recoil to In-Effect Fire Full Auto

    10/10/2013 2:42:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 October 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Mimicking the 'bump fire' technique that can be utilized to fire a semi-auto rifle nonstop (from the hip), a new $6000 rifle from Slide-Fire keeps the stock (and your trigger finger) steady while the rest of the gun moves with the recoil, pulling the trigger against your stationary finger and producing the desired hail of gunfire...  The weapon utilizes loopholes in federal firearms law, whereas the stock of such a gun is simply not regulated as to it's movement/or lack of, nor how this is now being utilized to produce a full-auto effect... just the traditional mechanical elements of...
  • The Flash Mob Attack - How To Defend? (A MUST READ)

    10/06/2013 10:40:18 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 150 replies
    warriortalknews.com ^ | 6/26/2011 | Gabe Suarez
    1). Don't go to stupid places with stupid people to do stupid things. Simple but often ignored. Listen, we do not live in a fair world where everyone respects everyone else. Nor where everyone gets along. You may in fact be totally color-blind in a socio-ethnic sort of way, but not everyone is. So even if your liberal sociology professor thinks it is a cool thing to take a stroll at midnight through a ethnically homogenous part of town (different ethnicity that you), it is still a stupid idea. 2). Always have a method to defend yourself. Even if it...
  • Vanity: Advice wanted, Delaware vs Virginia

    09/19/2013 8:39:04 AM PDT · by ottbmare · 43 replies
    Self
    For nearly 35 years I've lived in Montgomery County, MD, about 25 miles outside of DC. It's a beautiful place and in some ways I will always love it, but as most Freepers know, Maryland has been dominated by Democrats and has become almost uninhabitably liberal and expensive. Taxes, regulation, overzealous penetration into one's private life, crime, crowding, and traffic have made life here very difficult for a conservative. For many years I have told myself that as soon as my children were grown and I was free to do so, I'd sell my suburban house and move to rural...
  • 32 Survival Skills Your Child Should Know and Be Able to Do ASAP!

    09/09/2013 7:55:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 114 replies
    Joe for America ^ | September 8, 2013 | Survival Mom
    Knowledge is something that takes time to develop, so we need to start teaching the next generation now. In case God forbid, our children are left to fend for themselves or we are injured or even just to make your family more apt to survive, every child must learn these survival skills so they can pull their own weight and contribute as much as they can. If yourfamily learns now to be a well oiled machine, you will be more likely to survive any type of collapse. Grow vegetables from seedsHave local edible and medicinal plant foraging skillsKnowledge of dietary...
  • Map: Where You Don’t Want to Be When It Hits the Fan

    09/05/2013 4:23:05 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 122 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9/5/13 | Mac Slavo
    When it hits the fan America’s population centers will explode in violence, looting, and total breakdown of law and order. It’s a theory put forth by numerous survival and relocation specialists, and one that makes complete sense if you consider what happens in a truly serious collapse-like scenario. Survival Blog founder James Rawles calls them the golden horde: Because of the urbanization of the U.S. population, if the entire eastern or western power grid goes down for more than a week, the cities will rapidly become unlivable. I foresee that there will be an almost unstoppable chain of events: Power...
  • 'Game changer:' Tourniquet for abdominal wounds is already saving lives

    09/04/2013 5:12:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 18, 2013 | Megan McCloskey
    Some special operations medics in Afghanistan now have a new device that helps save soldiers with the most common cause of preventable death in combat: a traumatic pelvic wound. Unlike a hemorrhage in the arm or leg where a tourniquet can be used to shut off bleeding, there was no way until recently to do the same for wounds in the lower torso, which can kill a person in a matter of minutes. It was “a noted capability gap on the battlefield: How do we treat bleeding where we can’t use tourniquets?” said John Croushorn, a former Army doctor. After...
  • Walmart Earnings Disaster Exposes a Collapsing Economy: Davidowitz

    08/15/2013 12:48:39 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 109 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | August 14, 2013 | Jeff Macke
    Walmart (WMT) reported earnings of $1.24 a share this morning on revenues of $116.2 billion. Analysts had been expecting $1.25 on $118.5 billion. Sales in stores open more than a year declined 0.3%. Walmart also guided lower for the full year citing a "challenging sales and operating environment." The stock is off sharply and at risk of going negative for the last 52 weeks. Those are the numbers, but not the whole story. Walmart is the thermometer of the American economy. Disregard the government data. Jobs and GDP and all the rest are at best inaccurate measures of the economy...
  • (Vanity) Coolest new show on TV- Naked and Afraid

    07/31/2013 1:42:27 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 65 replies
    When I was channel surfing, I came across this show and it looked and sounded ridiculous. But once you give it a chance, it really draws you in. Contestants (1 named mand and 1 naked woman as a team) are dropped off in a remote and harsh location and are given nothing except 1 item which they can bring along. They must surviive using nothing but those items and their cunning for 21 days. Give it a chance. I am hooked.
  • 'fancy heat' Chafing Fuel

    07/25/2013 11:18:34 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 39 replies
    Campers and preppers : I'm finding these chafing heaters at 99 cent stores. They will burn for 2 hours with enough heat to cook a small meal.
  • Detroit Goes Under: “There Is No Way Out But Collapse”

    06/18/2013 4:52:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    Joe for America ^ | June 17, 2013 | SHTF Plan
    Though most Americans go through their day thinking everything is now returning to normal, the fact of the matter is the situation is anything but stable. With crime rates skyrocketing, home prices dropping to under $500 for a house, and the local government out of solutions, the city of Detroit is the latest to join the likes of Stockton, California, having just defaulted on its loans from creditors. Despite promises to the contrary, it should come as no surprise that the city is unable to meet its obligations. And it won’t be the last. City and state governments all over...
  • FReepers, the basics of being prepared

    06/12/2013 10:01:12 PM PDT · by 101stAirborneVet · 92 replies
    Vanity | 06/13/2013 | 101stAirborneVet
    FReepers, want to know how you can prepare? Start rucking. But 101stAirborneVet, I was never in the military! What is "rucking"? Explained here, it is essentially walking quickly, over rough terrain, with a load on your back. But 101stAirborneVet, why in the world would I want to do that? How is that helping me to "prepare"? One of the basic tasks (if not the basic task) of a person who finds themselves in a combat situation is to move. That means getting from point A to point B, usually with supplies/ammo/weapons/correspondence/food/water, as quickly as possible. If you can’t get yourself...
  • Preparing for civil unrest (2009 But Timely Today)

    06/06/2013 8:18:34 AM PDT · by Sopater · 32 replies
    Backwoods Home ^ | July/August, 2009 | Claire Wolfe
    The most remarkable thing about civil unrest is that there hasn't been more of it. Politicians are making a hash of this country—and much of the rest of the civilized world. We know it. They know it. They know we know it. But we don't feel we can do anything much to stop them. That right there is the pre-condition for civil unrest—when people are frustrated and politicians are nervous. Worse, that was how things stood before last fall's crash. Before pols on both left and right launched the biggest mass transfer of wealth in history—transferring our wealth (what we...
  • “I Don’t Think Obama is Going to Finish His Second Term Without the Bottom Dropping Out”

    06/04/2013 7:46:07 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6-4-2013 | Mac Slavo
    Imminent: “I Don’t Think Obama is Going to Finish His Second Term Without the Bottom Dropping Out” Mac Slavo June 3rd, 2013 One year ago this month it was revealed that throughout the course of this crisis some 40% of all wealth in America had been vaporized. It was a stunning number to be sure, and one that many analysts predicted would reverse as the Bernanke/Obama recovery took hold. Now, a full year on, the news has not gotten any better. It’s gotten much, much worse. According to a new report, the average American household has lost 55% of their...
  • You May Be A Dangerous, Paranoid Doomsday Prepper If…

    04/16/2013 5:39:46 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-16-2013 | Tom Chatam
    You May Be A Dangerous, Paranoid Doomsday Prepper If… Tom Chatham April 15th, 2013 Project Chesapeake Commentators are always quick to link guns and emergency stores to dangerous and paranoid actions that they consider to be tell tale signs someone is going to commit a crime. They always focus on these areas because it is a trait mostly seen in conservatives that know enough to question the governments’ ability to take care of every problem that emerges. In short, if you are not a Liberal that needs the government to make all of your decisions for you and care for...