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  • 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...
  • The Survival Prepper 10 Commandments

    04/15/2013 5:26:28 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 48 replies
    Survival and Beyond ^ | 4/15/13 | Ed Corcoran
    1. Thou Shall Live 2. Thou Shall Be Free 3. Thou Shall Be Self-Reliant 4. Thou Shall Be Fruitful 5. Thou Shall Seek Simplicity 6. Thou Shall Gather Your Resources 7. Thou Shall Seek Redundancy 8. Thou Shall Increase Your Skills 9. Thou Shall Be Charitable 10. What Thou Cannot Defend, Thouest Does Not Own
  • Cyprus Triggers Preference For Goods, Gold And Silver (Buy Stuff)

    04/02/2013 10:58:59 AM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    TMO ^ | 4-2-2013 | Alasdair Macleod
    Cyprus Triggers Preference For Goods, Gold And Silver Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013April 02, 2013 - 07:10 PM GMT By: Alasdair Macleod Almost certainly prices for goods in Cyprus will rise as a result of its banking crisis, because the imposition of capital controls will restrict imports, leading to supply bottlenecks. In addition residents will no longer be complacent about keeping money on deposit, but seek other alternatives. Large depositors may be trapped, but smaller local depositors will draw them down for cash to stock up on things needed tomorrow while they are available.Cypriots will therefore change their preferences...
  • Planning and Preparing (for a chaotic future)

    04/02/2013 6:13:58 AM PDT · by crusher · 4 replies
    The Alpha Strategy | 1980/today | John Pugsley/crusher
    In recent conversations about girding for the uncertain future I have often suggested that folks accrue the means of productivity, beginning with water, dirt, and seeds to grow food, followed by skills, tools, and raw materials to fix and create useful things. I am not certain if I have mentioned a helpful reference in this matter but it does reflect the course I am following. Thirty years ago I discovered the book "The Alpha Strategy" (available in its entirety at several web sites including http://zombieprepdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/book2-preface.pdf) and have found it to be instrumental in forming my thoughts. Pete Ferron featured it...
  • ‘Get-Away Home, a Hunting Cabin, an In-Between Home’ — See What a 128-Sq-Ft House Can Offer

    03/30/2013 10:27:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 30, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    A whole two-level home in Arkansas is on the market for less than the cost of many brand new cars, but there’s a reason. It’s only 128 square feet settled on 43,124 square feet of property. The Dover home, which is described on the listing as like a “doll house,” has its living room, full kitchen and bathroom in the first level. A bedroom is in a lofted upper level. The house is on the market for $22,900....
  • Squatters, Looters Overrun Sandy-Ravaged Staten Island Communities

    03/28/2013 6:43:54 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 3/27/13
    Staten Island residents already suffering from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy say they are now seeing their neighborhoods infiltrated by squatters and looters. As CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported Wednesday, when darkness sets in on Wavecrest Street in New Dorp, people say squatters make their move – crashing empty homes wrecked by the hurricane.
  • Drill To Prepare First Responders For The ‘Big One’ (CA)

    03/21/2013 7:18:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 65 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | March 21, 2013 6:58 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — First responders from across Los Angeles County are practicing for the “big one” Thursday in a drill designed to measure the response to a magnitude-7.8 earthquake. The exercise is hosted by the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management and will take place downtown from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “It’s our game day. The NCAA basketball tourney is starting, it’s their game day. It’s our game day for the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Offices, Office of Emergency Management,” Emergency Manager Kenneth Kondo told KNX1070. This year’s functional exercise will feature the California Integrated Seismic...
  • Three typical reactions to survival scenarios

    03/19/2013 2:35:22 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 3/16/13 | Selco
    1. King of the playground SHTF, and there are no rules anymore, and you can go out and do whatever you want. You can use force in order to do whatever you want. You can fulfill your dreams. Everyone is gonna be scared but you are powerful and dangerous, you are the king of the playground. 2. SHTF and what the f… am I going to do? You wake up one morning and SHTF, you are devastated, waiting for electricity to come back to see on TV what is going on, while people outside demolishing local mall and taking home...
  • Prep is Not a Four Letter Word

    03/18/2013 4:41:38 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 141 replies
    Girls Just Wanna Have Guns ^ | 3/15/13 | Dawn Onanian
    The point here is not one of doom and gloom, and that everyone should be amassing food in great store, digging underground bunkers, collecting water by the 100’s of gallons; of which we have done none of these things. It is simply to illustrate that if one is still wearing rose-colored glasses, as I was, now may be the time to take them off and consider what is really happening around us. It is not only gas prices; it is the exponential increase in any number of items that the rising fuel prices have caused. Take a moment, although I...
  • Prepping - sleepers awake

    02/23/2013 5:53:35 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 53 replies
    prepping present participle of prep (Verb) Verb Prepare (something); make ready. Prepare oneself for an event.
  • Hormel: Another All-Time High for the Spam Seller

    02/22/2013 10:31:50 AM PST · by Kartographer · 63 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/21/13 | By Chris Nichols
    If we keep talking about it, one day we might actually jinx Hormel's (HRL) stock -- but we're not there yet. Shares of the Austin, Minn., food company were up 1.6% Thursday to $36.74, a level that, if it holds, would be an all-time closing high. This came after the maker of Spam, bacon and canned chili raised its full-year profit forecast following a first quarter in which it met estimates of 48 cents a share. Sales of $2.12 billion were slightly under the $2.14 billion consensus.
  • BlackRock: It's Way Too Early To Worry About Inflation

    02/10/2013 8:51:29 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-10-2012 | Sam Ro
    BlackRock: It's Way Too Early To Worry About Inflation Sam RoFebruary 10, 2013, 8:20 AMThere's no shortage of people who are freaking out about inflation, thanks to the Fed's ultra-easy monetary policy. However, convincing evidence of inflation has yet to appear in the economic data. Russ Koesterich, Chief Investment Strategist at BlackRock, has a new post on the iShares blog titled When to Worry About Inflation. He says concerns of inflation are premature for at least two reasons (verbatim): 1.There is no wage inflation. Overall wage growth in the United States remains sluggish. The reason: The labor market is healing...
  • Prepare For The Coming Cyber Wars: US Government To Launch Pre-Emptive Cyber Strikes (Prepping)

    02/06/2013 11:18:26 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    SHTF Plan - Off Grid Survival ^ | 2-6-2013 | Robert Richardson
    Prepare For The Coming Cyber Wars: US Government To Launch Pre-Emptive Cyber Strikes Robert Richardson February 5th, 2013 Off Grid Survival For years we have warned our readers about the dangers that a full scale cyber-attack could have on our infrastructure; now those dangers are even higher as the Federal Government prepares to launch Pre-emptive cyber strikes against rogue nations. According to the New York Times, President Barack Obama has just concluded a secret legal review of the administration’s new cyber war guidelines. The guidelines give President Obama the power to order pre-emptive cyber strikes to protect national security interests....
  • 21 Things Your Burglar Won’t Tell You

    01/12/2013 8:28:55 PM PST · by Altariel · 63 replies
    Modern Survival Blog ^ | June 8, 2011 | Ken (MSB)
    1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator. 2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier. 3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste... and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have. 4. Yes, I really do look...
  • Icy waters in North add to Mississippi River problems downstream

    01/01/2013 3:20:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | December 31, 2012 | National Corn Growers Association
    The coming new year brings intensified shipping difficulties for barge operators on the stretch of the Mississippi River just south of St. Louis. With ice on the river's northernmost stretch reducing water levels already seriously affected by the drought, traffic on the nation's largest waterway could come to a halt by Friday of next week. "While the drought is at the core of the current issues on the Mississippi, this situation also highlights the dire need for infrastructure improvements," said National Corn Growers Association Chairman Garry Niemeyer, a grower from Auburn, Ill. "At NCGA, we have been pushing for upgrades...
  • What Does It Mean To “Prepare For The Economic Collapse”?

    12/26/2012 8:14:39 AM PST · by blam · 72 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12-24-2012 | Daisy Luther
    What Does It Mean To “Prepare For The Economic Collapse”? Daisy Luther December 24th, 2012 The Organic PrepperLast week I wrote an article in response to the media’s vilification of preppers in the aftermath of the horrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. The article was quoted in an article on Yahoo.com, to my great astonishment, and that is when I saw how little most people understand about prepping. You can see in most of the 4492 comments the article received that many folks just don’t “get it”. My inbox was filled with a barrage of hate mail and a number of...
  • Chinese survival pods to defend against 'apocalypse'

    12/14/2012 3:37:36 AM PST · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 12/14/12
    As believers across the globe prepare for the forecast Mayan apocalypse, a Chinese villager says he’s going to save humanity with his giant tsunami proof survival pods. The pods are made using a fiberglass casing over a steel frame, cost $48,000 each to make and are equipped with oxygen tanks, food and water supplies. They also come with seat belts – essential for surviving in storms. “The pod won’t have any problems even if there are 1,000 meter high waves, its like a ping pong ball, its skin may be thin but it can withstand a lot of pressure,” the...
  • The Coming Derivatives Panic That Will Destroy Global Financial Markets

    12/05/2012 9:26:29 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TMO ^ | 12-5-2012 | John Rolls - Michael Snyder
    The Coming Derivatives Panic That Will Destroy Global Financial Markets Stock-Markets / Financial CrashDec 05, 2012 - 04:24 AM By: John Rolls John Rolls Submits, Michael Snyder writes: When financial markets in the United States crash, so does the U.S. economy. Just remember what happened back in 2008. The financial markets crashed, the credit markets froze up, and suddenly the economy went into cardiac arrest. Well, there are very few things that could cause the financial markets to crash harder or farther than a derivatives panic. Sadly, most Americans don't even understand what derivatives are. Unlike stocks and bonds, a...
  • What is your ‘rule of three’ plan on your Guns?

    12/07/2012 11:39:48 AM PST · by MercedesB · 38 replies
    N/A ^ | December 07, 2012 | Un. Known
    Most preppers should be familiar with the ‘rule of three’ – this means having one main method of an important function and a backup for it and a backup of the backup. It doesn’t necessarily entail 3 versions of the same thing but distinctly different ways of accomplishing a priority task. In the case of personal security arrangements, the main or level 1 version would be firearms within easy reach within a structure. These would be the primary weapons used for hunting and defence. And while it’s been said that the time to hide weapons is the time to bring...