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  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    05/17/2016 11:05:42 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 24 replies
    Myself | May 17, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Folks, this thread is either way late of very early [depending on how you look at it] . I have been getting notices from the State of Missouri Dept. of Conservation, about the deer population/s within our state. In one of our earlier discussions I brought up the subject of problems in prepping & food sourcing, like this. Here are a couple of the email I got; Arkansas deer disease findings prompt Missouri to increase sample collecting May 17, 2016 By Alisa Nelson The discovery this spring of 86 cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in northern Arkansas has...
  • Prepping for Doomsday: Bunkers, Panic Rooms, and Going Off the Grid

    05/10/2016 8:03:06 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 60 replies
    Realtor.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Clare Trapasso
    The apocalypse has become big business. And it’s getting bigger every day. In the ’50s, homeowners fearing Communist attacks built bunkers in their backyards and basements, hung up a few “God Bless Our Bomb Shelter” signs and called it a Cold War. But today, Americans en masse are again preparing for the worst—and Communists are just about the only thing not on their list. What is? Terrorist attacks, a total economic collapse, perhaps even zombie invasions. Or maybe just a complete societal breakdown after this November’s scorched-Earth presidential election. But this is not your Uncle Travis’ guns-and-canned-foods-militia vision of Armageddon...
  • Scientists reveal what we will need to do to survive doomsday

    05/09/2016 11:09:59 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 46 replies
    News.com AU ^ | May 9, 201611:16am | George Harrison,The Sun
    CONCERNED scientists have revealed how we can prevent the human race from being wiped out — and it involves either changing our planet’s orbit or uploading ourselves into machines. In around 500 million years, scientists believe that the Sun’s expansion will leave our planet completely uninhabitable, with conditions so unforgiving that the Earth will return to being the scorched, lifeless lump of rock it once was. However, there is still hope for Earth’s future inhabitants, as researchers claim there are extreme measures we may be able to go to in humanity’s hour of need. Columbia University astrophysicists Michael Hahn and...
  • Prepper Food Storage Question

    05/07/2016 7:34:23 PM PDT · by PinkChampagneonIce · 136 replies
    Dear Freeper Preppers: I have tried to find answers to these questions, and just haven't had much luck. Freepers are always incredibly knowledgeable, so I thought I would throw this out for general comment. I live somewhat off the grid, in that I live with a bare minimum of electrical appliances. I have a small, motel-sized refrigerator. Its temperature varies. It is so small, that the thermometer will indicate a 5 degree reduction in temperature if I just open the door. During the winter, it is fairly easy to keep it below 40. During the summer, that becomes a challenge....
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    05/06/2016 1:17:34 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 69 replies
    Myself | May 6,216 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings All; Here is another thought provoking discussion on keeping yourself & your family & friends safe when your world turns upside down & inside out. It was posted on this ping-list about civil unrest/riot/s, and what would you do, if caught in such a situation/s. Well for starters for me, I do NOT plan to be caught in such a situation. I avoid the areas where such could occur at anytime. If for some reason, that I would happen be caught in such, I would become a "grey-man" & disappear. Head on a swivel, cell phone turned off, move...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    04/08/2016 1:37:59 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 13 replies
    Myself | April 8,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone, it is time to once again to open our mind/s to the realms of saving our & families arse/s when things go from bad to worse. I would have posted up last week, but I & my family were under the weather, so I had to play nurse to the 3 of us. So now let us discuss property management. For me, we have 5 acres here in eastern central Mo. by the mighty Mississippi River [way above the flood plains too]. But about 1/3 of my property is over grown with trees & invasive plants. And in...
  • Why You Should Keep Backyard Chickens

    04/07/2016 12:11:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 155 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 6, 2016 | Daniel Payne
    Many urban homeowners increasingly desire to keep small flocks of chickens in their backyards, and with good cause. There is no reason every family in this country that can run a flock of chickens in their backyard should not. This perfectly logical and reasonable habit—backyard chicken farming—has been buried under a great deal of hipster elitism (from many of the backyard chicken farmers themselves) and sneering derision (from their critics). Please try to ignore these detractors. If you can play host to backyard chickens, you should. It is, in many urban localities, easier said than done. This normal and praiseworthy...
  • FREE ebook Survival Prepping: When it hits the fan, have a plan

    04/06/2016 7:36:28 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 16 replies
    No Compromise Media ^ | 04-06-16 | Paul Ibbetson
    I just wanted to share another FREE ebook at Amazon that I thought our Free Republic readers might enjoy. It's titled Survival Prepping: When it hits the fan, have a plan. It has some good information. Again it's FREE. There are so many good readers here, I wanted to share it. If you get a chance to leave a review that would be great but not required. The kindle has opened up a new way of keeping and reading books and I hope you enjoy the information. Enjoy! It will be FREE for the next 5 days.
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    03/25/2016 12:23:50 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 12 replies
    Myself | March 25,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Blessed Good Friday & Easter weekend Everyone; With this being one of the holiest weekends of the year, it got me thinking. We have been discussing a total grid down situation/s where basically everything would have gone to heck in a hand basket. We know that we're not going to live forever. So after the world has totally fallen apart, what are going to do with those who has "passed on before us". There are a lot of different ideas & methods available to us. Everything from building very elaborate concrete & rock tombs, to being cremated, to just leaving...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    02/27/2016 7:55:09 AM PST · by TMSuchman · 63 replies
    Myself | Feb. 27,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Ok folks, welcome back to our weekly discussion on what & how are we going to deal with the end of the world as I see it. This week we are going to discuss medical supplies & possible issues that may/are going to face us when & if everything goes to heck in a hand basket. First of all you can not beat a good all around first aid kit, for everyday run of the mill emergencies. But know how life likes to throw us a real good wrinkle we need to look at gaining extra, like do you know...
  • Central bankers 'don't have a clue' - Jim Rogers (CNN BUYS CLUE?)

    02/15/2016 3:22:26 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 15 replies
    CNN Money ^ | First published February 15, 2016: 9:03 AM ET | CNNMoney (London)
    Famed investor Jim Rogers is warning that financial Armageddon is just around the corner, and it's being fueled by moronic central bankers. "We're all going to pay a horrible price for the incompetence of these central bankers," he said Monday in a TV interview with CNNMoney's Nina dos Santos. "We got a bunch of academics and bureaucrats who don't have a clue what they're doing." The Singapore-based American investor said central bankers are doing everything they can to prop up financial markets, but it's all for naught. He predicts their unconventional monetary strategies will lead to a stock market rally...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    02/05/2016 1:13:13 PM PST · by TMSuchman · 31 replies
    Self | Feb. 5, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello "Fellow" FReepers; Since I was asked to help out on this page, I have been figuring out how do we discuss Prepping with out going over board? So now let us gather 'round and discuss with calm cool head/s & level thoughts. What are we prepping for. [Just remember to use Operational Security Rules (OPSEC), keep your mouth shut on your specific gear] Not everyone here is friendly to our/your cause or self! So now, what are we worried about, storms, economic collapse, civil unrest, grid down, earth quakes, pandemic, or what. I have several nightmare scenarios, that keep...
  • 1 Rifle That Can Fire 23 Calibers? The Scavenger 6 Survival Rifle

    01/25/2016 6:55:06 AM PST · by The Working Man · 35 replies
    Weapons Media ^ | January, 2016 | Staff
    Tim Ralston has been the subject of a handful of Discovery Channel and History Channels spots, and was the inventor of the Chiappa X-Caliber as well as other firearms. His niche is survival or "bug out", and the ability to scavenge ammo is a top priority. The most common feedback from X-Caliber fans was "make it multi-shot!" In answer, Tim presents the Scavenger 6. It's a rifle that can fire 21 different calibers and swap between them in seconds . . .
  • Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings

    01/21/2016 9:56:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 192 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 21, 2016 | Weather.com
    Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches extend northward to the Philadelphia and New York City metro areas as Winter Storm Jonas begins to take shape. The storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, and heavy ice accumulations, strong winds and coastal flooding will add to the storm's impact as it carves a path from the nation's heartland through the South and onward to the East Coast now through Sunday. As of Thursday morning, just over 73 million people – or roughly one in every four...
  • What Good Can a Handgun Do Against an Army.....?

    08/10/2009 3:48:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 617 replies · 30,553+ views
    End The War on Freedom ^ | June 18, 2003 | Bill St. Clair
    A friend of mine recently forwarded me a question a friend of his had posed: "If/when our Federal Government comes to pilfer, pillage, plunder our property and destroy our lives, what good can a handgun do against an army with advanced weaponry, tanks, missiles, planes, or whatever else they might have at their disposal to achieve their nefarious goals? (I'm not being facetious: I accept the possibility that what happened in Germany, or similar, could happen here; I'm just not sure that the potential good from an armed citizenry in such a situation outweighs the day-to-day problems caused by masses...
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • 70 Tips That Will Help You Survive What Is About To Happen To America

    01/13/2016 5:05:44 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 115 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | 1/13/2016 | Michael Snyder
    You may have noticed that things are starting to get crazy. Financial markets are imploding, violent crime rates are soaring in our major cities, and we have witnessed a truly unusual series of natural disasters in recent months. War in the Middle East continues to rage out of control, and Islamic terror continues to spread all over the globe. And many believe that 2016 is going to be a year of political shaking, civil unrest, governmental crackdowns and great economic chaos in the United States. All it is going to take to plunge our society into full-blown panic mode is...
  • 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 you’re going to get a SHTF pickup from them, then there’s 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. “It’s the vehicular equivalent of the AK-47. It’s 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 couldn’t 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 doesn’t 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. There’s 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. That’s 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 civilisation’s 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 governmentÂ’s Foreign Office show that if we donÂ’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 donÂ’t believe itÂ’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, itÂ’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 doesn’t 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 America’s 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 they’re ready to survive in the worst scenaro. “I had a friend who described it very well as — there’s 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 there’s 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 Editor’s 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 property—for 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
    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 · 114 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...