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  • Advice on Dehydrated Food

    10/15/2016 3:14:20 PM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 165 replies
    I would like to have some emergency food stored for whatever disaster is coming...blizzard, grid down, etc. Does anyone have any recommendations? I see numerous vendors and businesses. Thanks!
  • 5 Tips to Prepare for a Cyprus-Type Event

    04/08/2013 1:31:19 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    1) Have your Standard Preparedness Supplies in Order. 2) Have Cash. 3) Have Precious Metals. 4) Buy a safe, then buy another one. 5) Off Shore Banking.
  • Foods to Stock Up on -- or Not

    03/25/2013 1:33:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 82 replies
    Yahoo Shine ^ | 3/25/13 | Elizabeth Sheer
    Huge sales on food items at the supermarket are so tempting. It's an opportunity to save lots of money and ensure plenty of cheap meals (and "pantry shopping" when you're out of money or time) for days to come. But food isn't cheap if it spoils and you have to dump it, and some foods have a shorter shelf life than you might think. Here's an overview of foods to stock up on, and those you should buy as needed.
  • Communicating During An Emergency

    03/22/2013 12:36:02 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 116 replies
    Prep-Blog ^ | 3/22/13 | Butch C
    Being able to effectively communicate with family and friends during an emergency is critical. In the past we’ve seen disasters quickly take down the infrastructure needed for cell phones to operate as well as situations where cell towers were undamaged but overloaded. When too many people try to use the same means of communication the cellular networks can quickly become overloaded and calls simply will not go through.
  • DIY electricity

    12/06/2012 5:20:29 PM PST · by Kartographer · 126 replies
    The Dallas Observer published a report1 recently that Texas has worst electric grid in the nation. This was based on a North American Electric Reliability Corp report2. That’s not very encouraging. They are also reporting that there is the possibility of rolling blackouts in 2013. For a couple of years I have had the interest in setting up a backup power system for home use. There is a mobile system that provides power for work a couple of times per month, and is a backup system when at home. It provided power for 2 freezers, a refrigerator and a fan...
  • Thinking of purchasing SHTF food and silver (total VANITY)

    11/13/2012 2:54:29 PM PST · by bayliving · 85 replies
    Ok, I come here looking for help and advice.
  • Using Layers to Build Your Preparedness Supply

    11/13/2012 11:17:38 AM PST · by Kartographer · 133 replies
    Ready Nutrition ^ | 11/12 | Tess Pennington
    I have found that when starting your preparedness measures, it is best to start at the beginning in order to ensure you have everything you need to build up your foundation. Start your preparations with a 72-hour kit and then create a vehicle 72-hour kit. Once that is complete, you can begin ensuring your basic needs are met for longer periods or begin targeting other layers of preparedness. The 52-Weeks to Preparedness series offers a complete list of getting your home and family ready for unexpected disasters. Having multiple emergency plans is another example of layering up. Not only do...
  • Energy and Food Independence (off the grid)Preparation Tips on Shoe-String Budgets

    10/08/2012 1:56:11 PM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 58 replies
    Any tips or helpful resources to prepare for the coming food shortage and societal collapse? I am the father of two and I owe it to my wife and kids to make any necessary preparations, while I still can, for adequate survival in an economic meltdown or food crisis. I am on a very limited budget, but need any useful advice I can get out there to prepare with very limited resources. I am sure there are others on this platform, beside me and my family, that would stand to benefit from such advice. Recently, it has become more and...
  • 10 Best Survival Foods At Your Local Supermarket

    10/01/2012 12:20:57 PM PDT · by djf · 383 replies
    Activist Post ^ | Oct 1, 2012
    As food prices continue to skyrocket, having a bulk supply of food is a great investment. But it also provides security and peace of mind against potential emergencies. By now most people should be aware that grocery stores only have about 3 days of food in stock when crises strike. So if anything was to disrupt the food supply chain for an extended period of time, there would be untold chaos in most communities. Any number of events could trigger mass disruption to a fragile food system, many of which are well documented and even predicted. Even NASA has warned...
  • Groups, churches urged to prepare for worst

    09/17/2012 9:26:04 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 59 replies
    The News Gazette ^ | 9/17/12 | Tom Kacich
    They say they're not doomsdayers or survivalists, but a handful of people who met in a small room at a Mahomet church last week say they believe it's time to prepare for emergencies and disasters. And they want others to the same. The group, known informally as the Christian Emergency Preparedness Network, wants church and civic groups to band together and prepare food, water, equipment, expertise, security and more for what they believe is an impending crisis. It has nothing to do with the upcoming election, says David Pike, a crop scientist who lives in Champaign and is retired from...
  • What to do with $1000 right now…..

    08/06/2012 7:34:33 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 61 replies
    SEASONED CITIZEN PREPPER ^ | 8/6/12 | Rourke
    A little while back I read a post over at IfItHitstheFan.comconcerning a recommendation on where to spend $900 on survival & preparedness preps. I love thinking about stuff like this. It is sorta like “What would I do if I won the lottery?” Back to reality. There are many people across this great country that are just now seeing the light and beginning there preps. For many of these newcomers the question of where to begin is ever present. Some people are taking things serious and are willing to sink some serious change into their preparations – so I figured...
  • Five Different Shelf Life Studies:Two on Canned Food and Three on Dry Food

    07/19/2012 10:56:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Grandpappy.onfo ^ | Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
    fter granting permission, my Entire Food Shelf Life Summary Article was published in the Journal of Civil Defense, Volume 43, Issue Number 2, Year 2010. The Journal of Civil Defense has an extremely wide distribution and readership including all the Congressmen in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Publisher's Mailing Address: The American Civil Defense Association, 11576 S. State Street, Suite 502, Draper, UT 84020 Publisher's Web Address:
  • Preparing for the Inevitable

    07/12/2012 9:38:38 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/12/12 | George Mantor
    <p>Obviously, government at every level is dysfunctional for a host of reasons. As a result, we have to take greater responsibility for our own well-being.</p> <p>Katrina is still the best argument for self-reliance. Oh, no! Here comes FEMA.</p> <p>It is starting to remind me of the old Soviet Union where nothing worked the way it was supposed to, and there is good reason for that—both were failed attempts at centralization. Or, Globalization as this effort has been named. Or, New World Order as they used to call it. The end is one economy, one currency, open borders and one small group running it all…for the good of all Mankind. Democracy is out. Plutocracy is in. If you weren’t a big fan of totalitarianism or fascism, you’re really going to hate the New Plutocracy.</p>
  • 'End of the world as we know it': Kaspersky warns of cyber-terror apocalypse

    06/08/2012 9:46:07 AM PDT · by SomeCallMeTim · 51 replies ^ | June 6, 2012 | Sergey Guneev
    After his eponymously-named lab discovered Flame, "the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed," Eugene Kaspersky believes that the evolving threat of “cyber terrorism” could spell the end of life on Earth as we know it. ­Doomsday scenarios are a common occurrence in 2012, but coming from a steely-eyed realist like Eugene Kaspersky, his calls for a global effort to halt emerging cyber threats should raise alarm bells. A global Internet blackout and crippling attacks against key infrastructure are among two possible cyber-pandemics he outlined."It's not cyber war, it's cyber terrorism, and I'm afraid the game is just beginning. Very soon,...
  • 10 Things That We Can Learn About Shortages And Preparation From The Economic Collapse In Greece

    06/05/2012 9:06:01 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 10 replies
    Hawaii News Daily ^ | June 3, 2012 | Michael Snyder
    There are reports of food and medicine shortages in Greece, crime and suicides are on the rise and people have been rapidly pulling their money out of the banks. Hopefully this article will give you some ideas that you can use as you prepare for the economic chaos that will soon be unfolding all over the globe. The following are 10 things that we can learn about shortages and preparation from the economic collapse in Greece....
  • Consequences of Collapse: Access to Critical Medicines Is Disappearing in Greece

    05/18/2012 10:18:58 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    Family Preppers ^ | 5/18/12 | Mac Slavo
    For patients and pharmacists in financially stricken Greece, even finding aspirin has turned into a headache. Mina Mavrou, who runs a pharmacy in a middle-class Athens suburb, spends hours each day pleading with drugmakers, wholesalers and colleagues to hunt down medicines for clients. Life-saving drugs such as Sanofi (SAN)’s blood-thinner Clexane and GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)’s asthma inhaler Flixotide often appear as lines of crimson data on pharmacists’ computer screens, meaning the products aren’t in stock or that pharmacists can’t order as many units as they need. “When we see red, we want to cry,” Mavrou said. “The situation is worsening...
  • Read This First Before You Decide That Preppers Are Crazy

    04/03/2012 11:13:52 AM PDT · by blam · 166 replies
    TEC ^ | 4-2-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Read This First Before You Decide That Preppers Are CrazyApril 2, 2012Michael Snyder Do you believe that preppers are a few cards short of a full deck? Do you assume that anyone that is "preparing for doomsday" does not have their elevator going all the way to the top floor? Well, you might want to read this first before you make a final decision that all preppers are crazy. The information that you are about to read shook me up a bit when I first looked it over. To be honest, I had no idea how incredibly vulnerable our economic...
  • 25 Must Know Skills For Surviving The Coming Nightmare

    04/03/2012 4:21:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 62 replies
    SHTF ^ | 4/3/12 | Be Informed
    Many people nowadays are quite aware that the world they live in is going to the toilet. Aside from the geophysical part that “seems” to be going haywire and could be nothing other than the planet’s cycles, there are plenty of manmade catastrophes that loom on the horizon. Never has the planet had as many people as now and the more people there are the more competition there is for resources. More countries seek nuclear devices than ever before and with advancements in technology this is a much easier process than anytime before. Biological and chemical weapons are also much...
  • Prepping for the Financially Challenged: A One Month Survival Plan For Under $300

    03/12/2012 11:27:17 PM PDT · by blam · 104 replies
    The SHTF Plan ^ | 3-12-2012 | Tom Chatham
    Prepping for the Financially Challenged: A One Month Survival Plan For Under $300 Tom Chatham March 12th, 2012 The American Dream Lost The following article has been generously contributed by Tom Chatham, author of the newly released book The American Dream Lost – Economic Survival Strategy for a New Paradigm. Many people are now waking up to the possibility that the future may not provide the great recovery we all expect it to be. They are begining to sense that something is wrong with the economy and it will not get better. Their first thought is the question, What do...
  • Abuse and Getting out of Dodge

    02/05/2012 7:47:35 AM PST · by EnglishCon · 19 replies
    "My husband WAS very abusive to me. The physical abuse stopped, after going to a men's support group. Should i stay or leave? We have a child. I am a student. No work experience because I cared for the baby...WHat to do?" One question and one question only should be guiding you right now. Will the abuse stay stopped? I'm not saying it won't, but I'd also not bet on it. Breaking the cycle of abuse is very hard, and most abusers will eventually re-offend. Maybe your husband is different, I don't know, but there is nothing wrong with keeping...