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  • Micro-Prepping -- Final Call

    11/20/2015 10:28:09 AM PST · by William of Barsoom · 126 replies
    Common Sense (mine) | Nov 20, 2015 | William of Barsoom
    Micro-Prepping: Final Call. If you're reading these pages, you know it's coming. You probably also think it's close -- very close.
  • White House Preparing For Catastrophic Solar Flares

    10/31/2015 7:45:21 AM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 63 replies
    Newser ^ | 10/30/15 | Michael Harthorne
    If a giant solar flare hit the Earth, it could knock out the entire power grid, meaning no more new Taylor Swift singles, no more televised presidential debates, and no more Facebook photos of babies. But it wouldn't be all good news. The Washington Postreports the elecromagnetic pulse—or EMP—created by such an event could wipe out electricity for months on end, creating a global catastrophe. That's why the White House released its National Space Weather Strategy on Thursday. According to the Houston Chronicle, the multiagency plan details how the US will prepare for—and deal with—a massive EMP from space. The six-step plan requires government...
  • Prepping for Doomsday

    10/30/2015 8:15:52 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/30/2015 | C Cocoles
    Scott Hunt has no interest in building a bomb out of a paper clip, but as a survivalist prepper, Hunt savors the idea of being somewhat of a MacGyver-type. Thats what I do, says Hunt a professional prepper who is a mentor to the survivalists preparing for the worst on the National Geographic Channel series, Doomsday Preppers. Hunt is among the growing number of Americans who want to thrive when the unexpected happens. We've seen recent natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast, Super Storm Sandy along the Atlantic Seaboard and devastating tornadoes throughout the Central Plains. What...
  • SHTF Trucks - Use what the Terrorists Uses

    10/27/2015 1:03:16 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 33 replies
    C Sportsman ^ | 10/27/2015 | Bilu
    Toyota makes a great truck, and the diesel Tundra is now at the top of my list. But then I got to (over-)thinking: if youre going to get a SHTF pickup from them, then theres a much better option, depending on where you live: the Toyota Hilux truck is popular with Middle Eastern jihadis because of its versatility and reliability. The Toyota Hilux is everywhere, Andrew Exum, a former US Army Ranger who is now the US deputy assistant secretary of defense for Middle East policy, told Newsweek. Its the vehicular equivalent of the AK-47. Its ubiquitous to insurgent warfare....
  • Overstock Holds 3 Months Of Food, $10 Million In Gold For Employees In Preparation

    10/25/2015 12:08:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-24-15 | Tyler Durden
    But little did we know that Overstock's Chairman Jonathan Johnson is as vocal an opponent of the fiat system, and Wall Street's tendency to create bubble after bubble, if not more than Byrne himself. That, and that his company actually puts its money where its gold-backed money is and in preparation for the next upcoming crash, has taken unprecedented steps to prepare for what comes next. One week ago Johnson, who is also candidate for Utah governor, spoke at the United Precious Metals Association, or UPMA, which we first profiled a month ago, and which takes advantage of Utah's special...
  • America to Collapse As Dollar Dies: You Cannot Stop What Is Coming

    10/07/2015 10:20:56 AM PDT · by amorphous · 60 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7 Oct 2015 | Mac Slavo
    A collapse is coming but not as quickly as many are expecting. There are many people high up in the power structure who not only see an end to the dollar coming soon, but an economic collapse that could trigger the death of tens of millions of Americans rendered vulnerable by the lack of services and the stopping of checks, and harmed by the resulting looting, starvation and violence that is likely to occur. According to an anonymous source who claims to have high level insider sources, everything from the power grid to the grocery store, to the government...
  • What's your EDC? Prepper Ping (Vanity

    08/27/2015 3:35:52 PM PDT · by Sergio · 97 replies
    08/27/2015 | Self
    Every Day Carry, or EDC, as the name implies, are the things you carry every day. Car keys, wallet, etc. From a preparedness perspective however, your EDC may be all you have available in an emergency situation or all that you have to help get you home.
  • It Is Time To Kick Prepping Into Overdrive, Because This Stock Market Crash Is Just The Beginning

    08/25/2015 6:54:50 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 114 replies
    News with Views, End of the American Dream ^ | 24 Aug 15 | Chuck Baldwin, Michael Snyder
    If you have not been preparing for what is coming, you need to get off your sofa and you need to start prepping right now. Just remember what happened back in 2008. That crisis took most people totally by surprise. Millions of Americans lost their jobs, and because most of them were living paycheck to paycheck, all of a sudden most of them couldnt pay the rent or the mortgage either. Large numbers of families that were once living a comfortable middle class lifestyle suddenly found themselves destitute. Well, this coming crisis is going to be even worse by...
  • 10 Reasons Why You Do Not Want to Bug Out

    08/17/2015 5:05:14 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 182 replies
    The Prepper Journal ^ | 10 Jan 15 | Pat Henry
    The plan seems simple doesnt it? All you need for the best chance of survival for your family is a well-stocked bug out bag, a keen attention to your surroundings and careful monitoring of what is happening in the news. With these bases covered you will be a very informed prepper and will be able to get the jump on all of the clueless sheeple if something bad happens. You will load your family up with your bags and hike off into the sunset way ahead of the approaching death and destruction. You have a plan to bug out. It...
  • Preppers hone skills for coping with disaster and dystopia

    08/10/2015 11:14:53 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    The Star.com ^ | 8/9/15 | Stephen Spencer Davis
    A man who calls himself Che Bodhi draws a crude map in the dust on the hood of his maroon Volkswagen, a battered car that can run on used vegetable oil. Theres the United States and all its guns to the south, Bodhi says. Highways 401 and 407 are heavily travelled. And St. Catharines and the Niagara Region are a funnel point. North, he concludes, is the only way that you can truly disappear. Bodhi is the organizer of the Annual Preppers Meet, held on a recent weekend on a patch of land near Shelburne, and he knows something about...
  • Feds charge 3 men accused of prepping for martial law

    08/03/2015 3:34:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    AP News ^ | 08/03/15
    Three North Carolina men fearing a government takeover and martial law stockpiled weapons, ammunition and tactical gear while attempting to rig home-made explosives, according to charges announced by the Justice Department on Monday. The men from Gaston County, near Charlotte, were arrested by federal authorities on Saturday after more than a month's investigation. Walter Eugene Litteral, 50, Christopher James Barker, 41, and Christopher Todd Campbell, 30, are accused of stockpiling guns and ammunition, as well as attempting to manufacture pipe bombs and live grenades from military surplus "dummy" grenades, according to the statement by Acting U.S. District Attorney Jill Westmoreland...
  • Video Proof: Feds Post Letters Identifying Preppers As Potential Terrorists: Individuals or groups

    07/31/2015 6:14:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 80 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/31/15 | Mac Slavo
    In 2011 Rand Paul stood on the floor of Congress and delivered a stark warning to Americans. To criticisms of sensationalism and embellishment, Paul noted that Federal laws on the books characterize those who have guns, seven days worth of food or ammunition in their homes as potential terrorists. Know good and well that some day there could be a government in power that is shipping its citizens off for disagreements Someone who has guns, someone who has ammunition that is weatherproofed, someone who has more than seven days of food in their house can be considered a potential terrorist....
  • 3 Things You Need to Know About Killing

    07/28/2015 4:18:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 6/30/15 | Selco
    There are few things to understand if you are forced to kill someone or in if someone is trying to kill you. Most of the people are unaware of them but it is important to understand them. As I said many times before, most people simply did not face real violence before. I mean killing or fighting for life. Thats good because we live in society where those things are not needed. On the other side, from the point of survival if you did not went through serious violence before you lack that experience, you do not really know what...
  • UK Government-backed scientific model flags risk of civilisations collapse by 2040

    06/22/2015 6:05:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Medium ^ | June 19, 2015 | Dr. Nafeez Ahmed
    New scientific models supported by the British government’s Foreign Office show that if we don’t change course, in less than three decades industrial civilisation will essentially collapse due to catastrophic food shortages, triggered by a combination of climate change, water scarcity, energy crisis, and political instability. Before you panic, the good news is that the scientists behind the model don’t believe it’s predictive. The model does not account for the reality that people will react to escalating crises by changing behavior and policies. But even so, it’s a sobering wake-up call, which shows that business-as-usual guarantees the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it: our current...
  • Christian Woman Prepper Podcast

    06/03/2015 12:14:08 PM PDT · by reformedcrat · 8 replies
    PrepperRecon.com ^ | 6-03-2015 | Mark Goodwin
    Katie Owen joins me today to talk about prepping with a feminine touch. She tells us why the apocalypse doesnt have to be so depressing. http://prepperrecon.com/prepper-recon-blog/
  • Prepper Fest & Survival Expo - HELP! (Unabashed Vanity)

    05/13/2015 1:01:51 PM PDT · by dware · 83 replies
    Self ^ | 05.13.2015 | dware
    I am organizing the first annual "Prepper Fest & Survival Expo" in Grand Junction (Western Colorado), July 25th and am in need of some assistance. Specifically, I am seeking presenters who can present on a variety of Prepping, Homesteading, Sustainable Living, and general Survival topics. The presentations will be done in a classroom setting @ the venue, complete with A/V setup and PC/Projector. We will have the equipment necessary to do remote presentations, so this is not necessarily limited to those available to be @ the show. Each presentation should last approximately 45 minutes, and include an additional 15 minute...
  • Armageddon preppers fuel multi-million dollar survival industry

    03/21/2015 8:37:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 225 replies
    CCTV America ^ | February 10, 2015 | Sean Callebs
    The U.S. is seeing a growing number of preppers or survivalists who prepare to live for months at a time in the event of a disaster. CCTV Americas Sean Callebs reported this story from Atlanta. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are those who believe you have to be prepared now, because the end will come in a flash. A pandemic flue nearly 100 years ago, for example, killed as much as five percent of the global population. Preppers say theyre ready to survive in the worst scenaro. I had a friend who described it very well as theres those who prep because they...
  • New Survival Reality Show is Casting Families to Live Off The Grid Nationwide (Deadline 3/7/15!!)

    03/06/2015 4:49:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    AuditionsFree ^ | February 26, 2015
    SURVIVE MY WILDERNESS : Nationwide Type: Reality TV NOW CASTING: The Producers of Naked and Afraid are seeking Families who want to live OFF THE GRID in ALASKA! A Major Network with the Producers of Naked and Afraid are looking for families with 2+ kids (ideally ages 2-18) who want a more authentic lifestyle where theres actual value in your work and family time is more than just 15 minutes in the car on the way to school. Should you be chosen for the show, you and your family will move to Alaska for 3 months (as of now, August-November)...
  • The Case Against Imminent Economic Collapse: They Can Keep Bailing Things Out for Several More...

    02/17/2015 1:36:33 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2-17-2015 | Joel Skousen
    The Case Against Imminent Economic Collapse: They Can Keep Bailing Things Out for Several More Years Without Fear of Collapse Joel Skousen February 16th, 2015 Editors Note: The following commentary comes to us from Joel Skousen, a well respected geopolitical analyst and Strategic Relocation expert. We see evidence of an impending collapse of the global financial and economic systems on an almost daily basis. From falsified statistics to an almost unfathomable series of never-ending monetary machinations, all signs point to something being horrifically wrong, not just with the economy but the entire global paradigm as it exists today. By all...
  • Selco On Riots: Do Not Go Out: You Do Not Prepare to Be a Hero You Prepare to Survive

    11/13/2014 10:10:10 PM PST · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 2/21/14 | Selco
    About one kilometer from place where he got picked up, the group of people that actually shot him stopped the ambulance on some improvised barricade, first shot the driver and then killed my friend in the back of the ambulance. They killed him little bit slower than driver, and more painfully, they used knives. We got there a bit later, too late. Now this story may sound confusing to you, you may say it happens in war but for 95% of folks at that time it was not war, it was something like violent rioting, and those 95% of folks...
  • Bastrop HEB Closing Highlights Hunger Issue (TX grocery store)

    11/08/2014 6:11:36 AM PST · by bgill · 48 replies
    keyetv ^ | Nov. 3, 2014 | Fred Cantu
    The local HEB (grocery store) in Bastrop is back in business after spending the better part of a week cleaning up after a fire. In that time it revealed how few resources there are in rural areas for people looking for healthy groceries... "I mean you're going to have to drive 20 miles to another HEB."
  • US Mint Sells Out Of Silver Eagles Following "Tremendous" Demand

    11/05/2014 3:05:13 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    BI ^ | 11-5-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden11/05/2014 When it comes to buyers of physical assets as opposed to traders of paper representations of such assets, there is one key difference: the latter, more than anything, enjoy looking at "heatmaps", chasing trends and jumping on momentum, the result being the most recent massive selloff in such "paper" representations of precious metals as the GLD and SLV ETFs, and various gold futures. On the other hand, those who prefer to hold the metal in their hands, as well as others such as China whose ravenous apetite for gold over the past 4 years has been extensively covered...
  • Concierge Doomsday Preppers (Prepping for the Upper Middle Class?)

    11/01/2014 3:45:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | October 29, 2014 | Ryan Donmoyer
    This Virginia entrepreneur will let you bury a survival bunker on his propertyfor a fee.The half-page advertisement in the Sun Gazette, a weekly newspaper in Arlington, Virginia, contrasted sharply with offers for dog training and discounted window treatments. Opposite an editorial about a local feud over building a streetcar to promote development in two areas of the county, the ad depicted the silhouettes of three backpackers trudging toward the horizon. In black all-capital letters printed across blue skies, IN CASE OF EMERGENCY the ad proclaimed. White type, also in all capitals, advertised 160 wooded acres in which to bury...
  • '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
    Its showtime for the Doomsday set. As the lethal virus crosses Americas 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 beginswhen the first riots break out on the streets of Manhattan. Right now it isnt 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 theres no cause for widespread concern over Ebola, some in metro Detroit are busy with survival preparations just in case. Garron Strickland, manager of Harrys 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 arent 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
    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 Nio 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
    Whats better than a survival vehicle that doesnt 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, Ill 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
    Im 58. Granted, Im pretty beat up these days. Ive 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, Youll 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. Theres a whole-lot-of-nothing out there, if youve never been. Its beautiful, but you can go days without seeing another human being if youre 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 havent 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 Doesnt 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
    It’s not too difficult to understand that we are well on our way to a paradigm shift in America; in fact we’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 country’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
    Ill be honest: for years, I never considered the survivalist/prepper crowds as target audiences. I mean, were on totally different ideological wavelengths, right? Im not into shooting things, and they likely think Im a touchy-feely hippie who wouldnt survive a week after SHTF. What could we possibly have in common? Quite a bit, it turns out apparently, ideology aint everything. As weve started doing more DIY/upcycling/self-sufficiency content, weve seen a steady rise in readership from sites like The Homestead Survival and Knowledge Weighs Nothing. And, as you might expect, Ive 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)