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  • The Miracle of Squanto’s Path to Plymouth

    11/27/2015 4:42:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-24-15 | Eric Metaxas
    The Thanksgiving tale of the Pilgrims and the Indian has an astonishing, less well-known back story. The story of how the Pilgrims arrived at our shores on the Mayflower—and how a friendly Patuxet native named Squanto showed them how to plant corn, using fish as fertilizer—is well-known. But Squanto’s full story is not, as National Geographic’s new Thanksgiving miniseries, “Saints & Strangers,” shows. That might be because some details of Squanto’s life are in dispute. The important ones are not, however. His story is astonishing, even raising profound questions about God’s role in American history. Every Thanksgiving we remember that,...
  • Why I am Not a Doomsday Prepper

    11/13/2015 2:05:45 PM PST · by w1n1 · 72 replies
    AK Sports Journal ^ | 11/13/2015 | A Aylar
    My first real exposure to the world of prepping came in 2008, when I became a new father and we moved to San Francisco, an earthquake zone. A lot of people in the Bay Area keep stockpiles of food and water on-hand for when The Big One hits, and since my wife was super nervous about earthquakes and I'm a former Boy Scout, we picked up a few cases of MREs and a water barrel. Later, I added double-barreled coach gun for defensive purposes, making it my first time to live with a gun in the house since I left...
  • If The Zombie Apocalypse Happens, Scientists Say You Should Head For The Hills

    11/11/2015 8:38:49 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 75 replies
    Tech Insider ^ | October 31, 2015 | Kevin Loria
    If the zombie apocalypse happens, scientists say you should head for the hills If - or when - the zombie apocalypse comes, those of us in big cities are in trouble, according to research presented at the American Physical Society March meeting on March 5, 2015. Starting in a big city like New York or Atlanta would mean you are basically screwed from the start if the epidemic had already hit there, according to Alex Alemi, a graduate student at Cornell University and part of the research team. You are much better off starting further away from people, they say,...
  • 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....
  • Survival Prepping - How Much Ammo is Enough?

    10/20/2015 8:03:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 106 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 10/20/2015 | asj
    Is 1,000 Rounds Enough or 10,000 Rounds? Its a very common question posed by survivalists, preppers, and others preparing for the potential likelihood of a SHTF event. Among all the lists of plans for your survival, things to gather, store, gear to buy, and skills to acquire are the huge concerns of security, self and family protection, guarding your property, and just maybe staying alive. Survivalists and preppers are gun people. They believe in acquiring a variety of firearms for defensive purposes as well as offensive tactics if things take a turn for the absolute worst. For these purposes a...
  • Hunter survives 6 days without water in Australian Outback

    10/13/2015 7:47:21 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    news10.com ^ | 10-13-15 | Ali Stewart
    A 62-year-old recreational hunter lost in a hot and arid region of the Australian Outback survived without water for six days by eating ants, police said Tuesday. Reg Foggerdy left a car driven by his brother late Wednesday in pursuit of a camel in the Great Victoria Desert in Western Australia state, Police Superintendent Andy Greatwood said. After his brother alerted authorities, police trackers found the former miner sitting under a tree on Tuesday morning 15 kilometers (9 miles) from where he became lost. He just spent the last two days under a tree eating black ants and that sustained...
  • A Marine Says: If a Shooter Shows Up, Don't Be a Victim, Attack

    10/06/2015 2:09:30 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 44 replies
    Radix News ^ | 10/6/2015 | Coleman Jennings
    Have you ever asked yourself what you would do if you encountered a crazed shooter at your school, workplace, or a public space? Your actions in that moment could save your life, and those of others.... Lets focus on Fight. This is the one Ive considered for 15 years. And has been heightened by my time in the Marines. When there is no escape, you MUST fight. Charge the attacker. Throw a water bottle, binder, book, coffee, chair, desk, back pack, anything, to throw them off. Then charge them.
  • Urban Survival-Every Day Carry

    10/05/2015 10:57:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    More often than not I encounter women who have their concealed-carry permit yet leave their gun at home. During the first six months after receiving my permit I did too. Just like so many, I was almost more fearful of being under-prepared to bring the gun than I was about my own safety. I had the gun, holster, belt and more than a few hours spent down range, but had no idea how to transition from the range to carrying every day. What was missing? The tools and the knowledge to address the moments before, during and after the critical...
  • Vanity: This Prepper Movie Needs Our Support

    09/01/2015 6:51:19 PM PDT · by TheTimeOfMan · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 8, 2014 | Savannah River Armory
    ***Episode 002 of Uncertain Tomorrow is now in motion. Our goal for Episode 002 is to expand on this storyline, but with several enhancements!
  • 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...
  • Survival Gear Review: The Parry Blade

    08/16/2015 8:56:08 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 81 replies
    In the Mid 1990s, Mel Parry, a Warrant Officer QGM, and a veteran of the well known 22nd Special Air Service Regiment (British SAS) saw the requirement for a new generation of of professional blades that could replace the legacy of survival tools that had been standard equipment for decades. (From the Manufacturer) Mel Parry knew that these professionals deserved something better. Collaborating with both service members and retirees from elite special forces throughout the world, he began to design what would be recognized as a breakthrough in both functionality and quality of manufacture. This breakthrough took the form of...
  • Preparedness Critics Are History's Cannon Fodder

    07/09/2015 7:13:32 AM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 9, 2015 | Brandon Smith
    The world is entering a kind of no mans land, in between the realms of insane denial and utterly obvious crisis. Europe is now destabilizing amid the Greek soap opera (an event that I predicted in January would occur in 2015); Chinas stock market bubble is bursting; and the U.S. dollars world reserve status is about to be decimated by the global shift toward the International Monetary Funds basket currency reserve system. Im afraid Im going to have to say this because I dont know if anyone else will admit it: Alternative economic analysts were right, and the mainstream choir...
  • Earlthe Rugged, Revolutionary Tablet

    06/25/2015 5:19:46 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    outside magazine ^ | 2-13-14 | Berne Broudy
    Your iPad doesnt mix well with the outdoors. Even if you keep it away from water and grit, you still have to contend with the lack of internet and electricity in the backcountry. Thats where Earl comes in. This new backcountry survival Android tablet works where your smartphone or iPad would fail. The rugged tablet can forecast the weather, determine your location, elevation, and let you communicate with folks back home. About the size of an iPad mini, Earl is one tough gadget. Its waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, and it will work in temperatures from 32 degrees to 122 degrees Fahrenheit....
  • Weekend militia gathering near Talkeetna, Alaska, aims to debunk stereotypes

    06/14/2015 11:43:10 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 11 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | 06/14/2015 | Marc Lester
    TALKEETNA David Luntz grilled steaks Friday evening as the summer sun lit up a broad meadow fringed with canvas tents. A few people sitting in camp chairs sipped gin and tonics, getting to know each other before the weekend got started. Rick Ford and Jon Droska walked up with unloaded hand-built machine guns. Ford, in head-to-toe camouflage, shouldered an AK-47. Droska, a bearded, burly U.S. Navy veteran who now conducts emergency medical instruction, carried an AR-15. Around his legs rippled a charcoal-gray Elkommando kilt made by Mountain Hardware. Welcome to the fourth annual Prepper, Survivalist and Militia Rendezvous.The gathering...
  • Be prepared for Preppers (Smell his disdain?)

    06/12/2015 10:59:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Pique Magazine ^ | June 11, 2015 | Leslie Anthony
    End game Survivalist bunkers like this one are increasingly popular as Preppers await the next crisis. WTF is a prepper? You're probably asking yourself that right now, and I can't blame you. I posed that very question the first time I heard the word shortly after determining it wasn't a euphemism for Sous Chef or a malapropism of "preppie." When the term was finally explained to me, I was, quite uncharacteristically, ecstatic that I hadn't previously had a clue. Believe me: like HarperCons (many of whom are also preppers certainly in Alberta), these are people you don't want...
  • The First 15 Things You Must Do Immediately After an EMP

    05/23/2015 2:14:13 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 38 replies
    http://thesurvivalmom.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Lisa Bedford
    At the top of every prepper’s list of nightmares is an EMP event. It ranks even higher than a power grid failure by sabotage or a coronal mass ejection. Those are almost as bad, but they would leave much of our transportation and other infrastructure intact. With an EMP, it’s a different, scarier story. An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is a broadband burst of electromagnetic energy. This massively powerful wave has the potential to damage nearly everything electronic over hundreds of miles. The wave of electromagnetic energy would affect electric circuits throughout our transportation, energy, telecommunications, water supply, and financial...
  • Swedish man shows people the right way to escape a bear attack

    05/21/2015 8:43:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/21/2015 | AMEENA SCHELLING
    To thwart a bear attack, make yourself look bigger and scarier.This is how you escape from a bear attack. Ralph Perrson was walking with his wife and dog in the woods when he noticed his dog was barking differently, the Swedish outlet The Local reported. Suddenly a large Eurasian brown bear ran out of the woods and charged at him.Fortunately for Perrson, he knew bears are much more scared of us than we are of them. Standing his ground, he raised his arms and let out a primal yell. The very startled bear spun right around and ran back into...
  • Lost in the Jungle: The Search for Cody Dial

    04/29/2015 10:01:39 AM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    Men's Journal ^ | March 2015 | Damon Tabor
    When a college student disappeared in Costa Rica last summer, his father legendary Alaskan adventurer Roman Dial went searching in Central America's deadliest wilderness. He's still looking. Early last April, a 27-year-old biology student named Cody Roman Dial set out into the remote jungle of northern Guatemala. Equipped with a crude map and a compass, he planned to traverse the Petn, a lowland rain forest teeming with snakes, illegal gold miners, and cocaine traffickers. His biggest concern, though, was dehydration save for jeep-track mud puddles, the area lacks ready sources of freshwater. Cody had spent the previous...
  • Study: More people could survive tsunami if they walk faster

    04/13/2015 1:37:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 86 replies
    whdh ^ | 4-13-2015 | JEFF BARNARD
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - About 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the Pacific Northwest if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows. The report published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looked at 73 communities along 700 miles of coastline in Oregon, Washington and Northern California. The area is considered most at risk from the next major earthquake and tsunami in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, where two plates of the Earth's crust come together miles off the coast. Emergency preparedness experts...
  • More Than 10 Things You Can Start Doing Now to Prepare to Survive,- Delta Force Sgt. Major (Ret.)

    04/12/2015 6:50:48 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 11 2015 | Jason Howerton
    You might think youre prepared to respond to any threats that might come your way but the odds are, you arent prepared enough to satisfy Kyle Lamb. Lamb is a retired Delta Force sergeant major who served 21 years in the Army, mostly with U.S. Army Special Operations. He now runs Viking Tactics, which offers tactical firearms instruction and consulting. Needless to say, he knows prepared. Speaking to a packed room of gun owners at the National Rifle Associations annual meeting on Friday, Lamb offered a crash course in preparedness in the face of unexpected personal danger. The military...
  • Last Freeze Date for your Garden

    04/07/2015 6:13:16 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 49 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 04/7/2015 | Rick Bickling
    The most important factor in determining when to plant a certain type of vegetable in your garden is the Last Freeze Date in the spring for your area...
  • Tomatoes - A Complete Planting Guide

    04/01/2015 5:42:10 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 52 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 04/01/2015 | Rick Bickling
    Tomatoes - A complete planting guide including state specific planting dates and varieties, tips for soil preparation, planting, watering,fertilizing, insect and weed control...
  • Secret Emails Reveal Clinton Knowingly Lied in Press Conference

    03/23/2015 10:52:36 AM PDT · by rightistight · 40 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/23/15 | Aurelius
    In newly released emails from when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton sent business-related emails to her staffers. Not only do these new emails prove that Ms. Clinton used her private email address to conduct business, which she vehemently denied two weeks ago, but it also proves that she lied about whether her employees used private email. The emails, obtained by the House committee investigating the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, show Mrs. Clinton emailing aides about whether she would survive the firestorm surrounding the attack and her perceived responsibility. "Did we survive the day? she wrote to a...
  • 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...
  • What Do You Prep For: Common Personal Disasters*

    03/18/2015 7:43:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 3/17/15 | Karl Denninger
    How many times have you seen someone who survived with nothing more than their underwear? They had no "go bag" sitting inside their sleeping area they could grab that had a few basics in it -- like some sort of lightweight but effective means of preserving body heat. Now consider that if this occurs while in a place not so-populated in the winter time you might well be in serious trouble or even die of exposure! The other place that such disasters commonly happen is in our vehicles. Do you have a small, easily-toted "get me the F out of...

    03/18/2015 2:42:50 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 30 replies
    http://www.milbridgehistoricalsociety.org/ ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Lee-Lee Schlegel
    THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816, IN MAINE By Lee-Lee Schlegel MONTHS THAT SHOULD BE SUMMERS PRIME SLEET AND SNOW AND FROST AND RIME AIR SO COLD YOU SEE YOUR BREATH EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FROZE TO DEATH (An old rhyme) -------------------------------------------------------------1771 REUBEN WHITTEN 1847 SON OF A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER, A PIONEER OF THIS TOWN, COLD SEASON OF 1816 RAISED 40 BUSHELS OF WHEAT ON THIS LAND WHITCH KEPT HIS FAMILY AND NEIGHBOURS FROM STARVATION ( Tombstone in an Ashland, N.H. cemetery) Imagine! Its June. Or July. Or perhaps August in Down East Maine. In Milbridge. Thats easy enough to do,...
  • How Would You Fare During the Apocalypse? (Survey Compares Republicans to Democrats)

    03/06/2015 4:31:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 77 replies
    YouGov.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Peter Moore
    Republicans are particularly confident in their ability to survive an apocalypse Many Americans have experience with natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes but each time that one hits an area of the country it is apparent that few people take disaster preparation as seriously as the government tells them to. When people are often so woefully unprepared for a hurricane or earthquake, what hope is there if civilization as we know it were to collapse? Research from YouGov shows that Americans are relatively optimistic about their fate in the event of an apocalyptic event. People tend to say...
  • 2015 Seed Source Guide

    03/05/2015 5:27:31 AM PST · by orsonwb · 5 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 03/05/2015 | Rick Bickling
    Newly updated table with an alphabetical listing of many sources of Seeds, Transplants, and Bulbs for Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Grains, Grasses, Ground Covers, Vines, Fruits, Sprouting, Trees, Wildflowers, and much more..
  • When Sex Means Survival for LGBTQ Teens

    02/28/2015 12:53:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Citylab via MSN ^ | 2/28/15 | Shauna Miller
    **SNIP** Homelessness is a primary driver for LGBTQ teens turning to survival sex, according to the report. It cites national statistics showing that as many as 50 percent of homeless or runaway youth trade sex for shelter or for money to provide shelter for themselves, and that 48 percent of transgender people involved in sex work overall also report experiencing homelessness. A 2007 study of LGBTQ teens in New York revealed that LGBTQ youth were seven times more likely to have traded sex for shelter than heterosexual teens, and that transgender teens were eight times more likely. Researchers also found...
  • Cornell researchers find safest place to hide from zombies

    02/25/2015 2:58:43 PM PST · by workerbee · 47 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/25/15 | Kate Seamons
    ***SNIP***The researchers used a number of techniques that are used when modeling real diseases, and the abstract ends with this dismal line: "We build up to a full scale simulation of an outbreak in the United States, and discover that for 'realistic' parameters, we are largely doomed." But Phys.Org relays a glimmer of hope by way of Alex Alemi, a grad student involved in the research: He says those who want to remain safe from the undead for as long as they can should head to the northern Rockies. He explains that while books and movies typically show an outbreak...
  • Frequent saunas may boost survival, Finnish study suggests

    02/23/2015 2:27:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/23/15 | Lindsey Tanner - AP
    CHICAGO (AP) Frequent sauna baths may help you live longer, a study of Finnish men suggests. It would be welcome news if proven true in Finland where hot, dry saunas are commonplace, and for Americans shivering in a snowy Nordic-like winter. Previous research suggested that saunas might improve blood vessel function and exercise capacity, and lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension. The new study links long, hot sauna baths with even more benefits, including fewer deaths from heart attacks, strokes, various heart-related conditions and other causes.
  • Basic Supplies for a Winter Snow-Storm Power Outage

    01/26/2015 6:52:03 PM PST · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Modern Survival ^ | 11/4/11 | Ken Jorgustin
    Here are a few of the basic items that you may want on-hand while in survival mode during a winter snow-storm power outage situation. These are very minimal considerations, but they at least should provide a small amount of comfort inside your home, and will hopefully get you thinking about other items to have on hand.
  • Treasury Department Seeking Survival Kits For Bank Employees

    12/10/2014 12:42:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/10/14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Department of Treasury is seeking to order survival kits for all of its employees who oversee the federal banking system, according to a new solicitation. The emergency supplies would be for every employee at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which conducts on-site reviews of banks throughout the country. The survival kit includes everything from water purification tablets to solar blankets. The government is willing to spend up to $200,000 on the kits, according to the solicitation released on Dec. 4. The survival kits must come in a fanny-pack or backpack that can fit all of...
  • Why Is The US Treasury Quietly Ordering "Surival Kits" For US Bankers?

    12/10/2014 12:39:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/10/14 | tyler durden
    The Department of Treasury is spending $200,000 on survival kits for all of its employees who oversee the federal banking system, according to a new solicitation. As FreeBeacon reports, survival kits will be delivered to every major bank in the United States and includes a solar blanket, food bar, water-purification tablets, and dust mask (among other things). The question, obviously, is just what do they know that the rest of us don't? As Free Beacon reports,
  • Profiling: Sin or Survival Instinct

    12/04/2014 7:32:15 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/4/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    It was after dark. I was taking a short cut to the convenience store through an alley. Ahead of me, a middle-aged white woman was walking down a side street and started to enter the alley. Upon realizing that I would be walking behind her, she made a quick turn out of the alley. Once inside the convenience store, I saw the woman come in. We were headed to the same destination, but she chose to take a different route. As a black man, should I be offended for being racially profiled? Well guess what? The night before, a late...
  • 5 Uses for an Indoor Tent

    12/01/2014 8:02:25 AM PST · by lulu16 · 51 replies
    http://thesurvivalmom.com/ ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 | Helen Ruth
    PEST FREE During a family vacation and faced with an unexpected storm, we decided to rent a small unfurnished cabin at a state park. As soon as we had our sleeping bags spread on the floor, our pillows fluffed, and the room dark, a million feet started crawling over our faces and legs. Oh, the horror when we switched on the lights. Every conceivable, imaginable creature had crawled out of the woodwork. I had never seen so many bugs in one place. On top of that, we had several raccoons circling around the cabin. Then I remembered our tent. Not...
  • Nampa biology teacher slaughters rabbit in class, school officials say (Idaho)

    11/15/2014 9:51:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | November 13, 2014 | Bill Roberts
    A Columbia High School biology teacher killed and slaughtered a rabbit in front of 16 sophomores to show them how livestock is processed into food, Allison Westfall, the Nampa School District spokeswoman, said Thursday. The matter has been turned over to the districts human resources department, Westfall said. She would not speculate on what might happen to the teacher because it is a personnel matter. She said she didnt have the name of the teacher. The teacher expressed remorse for his action in class on Monday, Westfall told the Idaho Statesman. That is not part of the biology curriculum, she...
  • 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...
  • Crop Rotation in the Home Garden

    10/27/2014 5:12:54 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 13 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 10/13/2014 | Rick Bickling
    Crop rotation is the practice of growing different crops, on the same land, in sequential planting cycles ranging from 2 to 8 years...
  • Here's What Happens to You If You Survive Ebola

    10/20/2014 8:12:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2014 | MARY BETH GRIGGS, POPULAR SCIENCE
    While most of the recent coverage of the ongoing Ebola outbreak has focused on rising death tolls and a few infected US citizens, other segments of the population have passed mostly unnoticed from the harsh glare of the media spotlight: survivors, and those who are seemingly immune to Ebola.People who survive Ebola can lead normal lives post-recovery, though occasionally they can suffer inflammatory conditions of the joints afterward, according to CBS. Recovery times can vary, and so can the amount of time it takes for the virus to clear out of the system.The World Health Organization found that the virus...
  • '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...
  • Survival School: How To Eat Your Hiking Partner

    10/15/2014 6:01:38 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 44 replies
    Backpacker.com ^ | 10/15/2014
    Would you resort to cannibalism if your life depended on it? A shocking number of our readers said "yes." Our expert shows you how to do the unthinkable.
  • Preparing for the Apocalypse Is Turning Into a Huge Business

    10/09/2014 7:23:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 7, 2014 | Dan Kedmey
    Fears of the Ebola contagion breaking out stateside have fueled a curious boom in industrial-grade protective gear.Since the first case of the Ebola virus was confirmed in Dallas, Rick Pedley noticed an unusual blip in sales at his online store, PK Safety. His regular customers, most of whom work in hazardous environments like construction sites or claustrophobic drainage pipes, bought protective gear at a rate of about 150 orders per day. That gear included gloves, hard hats and the occasional hazmat suit. Now there are plenty of newcomers, shoppers who evidently fear their communities might become hazardous. Orders have doubled....
  • 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....
  • Updated: Prepping for an Ebola Lockdown

    10/04/2014 6:33:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | October 2, 2014 | Daisy Luther
    Note from Daisy, Oct. 2: When I first wrote this article, Ebola was a distant threat in a few little countries on the other side of the globe. But, now its here, in America. Not only are there suspected cases and confirmed cases, theres a note of hysteria in the news. Many of the supplies I originally recommended have been sold out. So Ive updated this article with some new information and some new resources so that you can find the supplies you need. I have added multiple sources for as many things as possible. I urge you not to...
  • EBOLA suggestions

    10/03/2014 6:31:51 AM PDT · by outinyellowdogcountry · 51 replies
    This is an open letter to Texas public health officials: I am a software engineer, who it happens, has been working the last 10 years developing an health-care system for developing countries. In part, my goal was to stem outbreaks. Accordingly I know more about outbreaks generally, and Ebola specifically than one would expect. Engineers think differently than physicians do. I've found that difference in most cases proves beneficial, but not always. Software engineers in particular, tend to focus on the exceptions. This is how things generally work, but what are the gotchas that COULD happen, and then we prepare...
  • 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 )...
  • Building a home - go passive solar

    09/25/2014 11:16:29 AM PDT · by Prophet2520 · 95 replies
    Living Green Magazine ^ | 11/30/2012 | Tracey Allen
    Besides the obvious advantage of a free heating source (as long as the sun continues to rise and set) we have discovered a few more advantages:
  • 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...