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  • Woman missing since 2020 found living in tent in Utah canyon, eating moss and grass

    05/04/2021 5:13:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 4, 2021 | Tamar Lapin
    A woman who went missing nearly six months ago was found living in a tent in a national forest in Utah, subsisting on a diet including grass and moss — after a drone that was searching for her crashed nearby, authorities said. The 47-year-old, who wasn’t publicly identified, was discovered Sunday in a remote campground of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “This woman… had lost a significant amount of weight and was weak, but she was apparently also resourceful,” the statement said. Authorities believe the woman voluntarily chose to move to Diamond...
  • TMS Live Stream with Matt Bracken - 3PM EST SUNDAY April 18th 2021

    04/18/2021 11:10:32 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    youtube ^ | 18 Apr, 2021 | Matt Bracken and Host Fernando Aguirre
    Always a fast-moving show. Wide-ranging discussions include emerging global threats, national instability, attacks on freedom from the left and recent news stories. A good resource for ideas to prepare for possible events and equipment suggestions. Subscribed listeners can ask questions in the comments section. The show starts live at 3PM EST. The broadcast usually lasts two hours. The show will be archived and can be viewed later at the same link. Links to the latest archived shows are shown below.
  • Live Stream - Internet is Down? HAM Radio, HamNet

    04/18/2021 9:00:45 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 34 replies
    Rob Braxman Tech Channel ^ | May 5, 2019 | Rob Braxman Tech
    Exploring alternative communication methods including data that is both long distance and robust for uses in emergencies, privacy, and for preppers. Here are the links to things I discussed in the live stream. Baofeng UV5R Portal UHF/VHF Ham Radio​ RTL-SDR - Software Defined Radio - listen to Ham Radio, Air Traffic Control, Marine Radio and more with this cheap USB device for your computer - Fun hobby!​ HamNet Mesh - AREDN - Introduction​ ARRL HAM Radio License Manual​ I'm the Internet Privacy Guy. I'm here to educate. You are losing your Internet privacy and Internet security...
  • TMS Live Stream "Pre-Election" with Matt Bracken - 3PM EST SATURDAY October 31th 2020

    10/31/2020 10:38:06 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 31 Oct, 2020 | Fernando Aguirre, Matt Bracken
    Today, 3:00 PM EST , (Saturday, 10/31/2020) with guest Matt Bracken The Modern Survivalist with Fernando Aguirre and guest Matt Bracken (Free Republic's Travis McGee) discuss cultural instability, self defense, preparation and survival skills. The show starts live at 3PM EST or it can be replayed later at the same link. The broadcast usually lasts two hours.
  • This Shrub Is Quickly Becoming the Favorite Superfood of Doomsday Preppers

    05/18/2020 8:17:30 PM PDT · by Jayster · 42 replies
    Vice ^ | April 6, 2015 | Max Cherney
    ​Doomsday survivalists have over the years have earned a reputation for stockpiling medical supplies, guns and ammo—essentially gathering whatever resources and expertise necessary for self-sufficiency in the event of the apocalypse. That ethos has now drawn a group of survivalists that call themselves preppers to an unlikely superfood that's just beginning to take hold in North America: moringa. Moringa Oleifera is an unassuming shrub that grows in hot, dry tropical climates around the globe, and is prized for its high level of nutrients—especially protein. "The biggest reason is because it is a great food source," David Wentworth, who publishes,...
  • 'We are 500% busier': Nurseries overwhelmed as everyone starts quarantine gardens

    05/09/2020 10:53:29 AM PDT · by thecodont · 103 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | May 9, 2020 Updated: May 9, 2020 10:09 a.m. | Madeline Wells
    Spring is always a busy time for garden centers. But during a nationwide lockdown, the season is a whole different animal. "We are 500% busier than we normally are this time of year," said Mario DiGrande, owner of Oakland's Thornhill Nursery. "I've already sold as much soil in six weeks that I do in an entire year. It's just crazy." Considered essential businesses by California's stay-at-home order, many garden centers have opted to stay open for the past few months - albeit with reduced staff and social-distancing measures such as curbside pickup or appointment-only shopping. [...] Herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, citrus...
  • Time to Dust Off Survivalist Plans? (vanity)

    01/27/2020 5:09:43 AM PST · by BobL · 109 replies
    (none) ^ | Jan 27, 2020 | BobL
    Back about a decade ago with the housing meltdown of 2008, followed by our lovely leader for the next 8 years, many of us started thinking about what life would be like after 'it' happened. Thankfully 'it' never happened. But one of our concerns was a pandemic, not just due to the direct suffering it could cause, but the indirect consequences, such as disruption of the food supply and possibly disruption of utilities. On a disaster scale, I would rate this somewhat in the middle, with hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes being the easiest to deal with, since they're localized, and...
  • Prepper Paranoia or Pragmatism? Inside Wyoming’s Underground Survivalist Movement

    12/17/2017 9:32:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Planet Jackson Hole ^ | December 13, 2017 | Angelica Leicht
    “Watch your step. It’s steep on the way down.” There’s something unnerving about climbing down a set of narrow stairs and into a metal pod buried on a rural plot of Wyoming ranch land — bad things happen in buried bunkers, don’t you know — and when coupled with the darkness of the room below, it feels bit like you’re stepping to your doom. “There’s nothing to be scared of. You’re safe down here,” Dylan* said, stifling a laugh. The 35-year-old father of two has spent the last few years preparing for disaster, and the addition of this pre-fabbed steel...
  • US survivalists stock up as disasters roil planet; nuclear war threat looms

    09/22/2017 7:25:12 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies
    NST ^ | September 23, 2017
    US survivalists stock up as disasters roil planet; nuclear war threat looms By Reuters - September 23, 2017 @ 10:01am NEW YORK: Two earthquakes, three monstrous hurricanes and the North Korean missile crisis have US survivalists convinced that the end of the world is nigh. And they are clearing store shelves to stock bunkers in anticipation of Earth's final chapter. Sales of freeze-dried food, gas masks and other survival equipment have spiked in recent weeks as so-called "preppers" get ready to ride out any disaster, whether natural or man-made. Inspiring their actions: images of people helpless against floodwater from Hurricanes...
  • Cadain’s Watch by Daniella Bova, a Book Review

    04/01/2017 9:00:24 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 72 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 03/30/2017 | Tamara Wilhite
    Cadain's Watch is the last book in the Storms of Transformation series, tracing the journey of a family fleeing an oppressive state to save their illegally born daughter. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this Christian fiction book?
  • Beer Can: the Ultimate Survival Stove

    06/29/2016 12:33:07 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 6/29/2016 | M Alpert
    Adventurer Tom Allen and his friend demonstrates how to make a stove with the minimal materials. Beer Can Get a beer can or any aluminum can, the larger the better and have a knife or a pair scissors. Cut the top of beer can at the top ridge.Cut beer can in half and get it to 2-3 inches high on both can.Dent the bottom half can with a knife all the way around, when done place the top piece together.Make a little hole with the thumbtackPour some rubbing alcohol into the and light it up, now you’re ready to start...
  • 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...
  • Looming Threat of Extreme Solar Storms Prompts White House Response

    11/12/2015 5:41:36 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 42 replies ^ | November 12, 2015 | Michael Kuhne
    In the late summer of 1859, an extreme geomagnetic storm bombarded the planet, igniting the ghostly, emerald lights of the aurora across skies as far south as Cuba. These powerful solar eruptions of magnetized plasma hitting the Earth caused telegraph wires to spark, disabled communications and set fire to several telegraph offices, according to NASA In the modern world, the threat of space weather is far greater as storms like the Carrington Event of 1859 pose a risk to interconnected power grids, airline operations, satellites and communications networks across the globe. "The overall goal is to ensure that the nation...
  • Lights Out: Has Ted Koppel Become a 'Rightwing' Survivalist?

    11/03/2015 11:21:42 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 3, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember when, not so long ago, much of the Mainstream Media was mocking people who stocked up on emergency supplies ("preppers") in case of a catastrophe as a bunch of "rightwing" survivalist kooks wearing tinfoil hats? Well, it now appears that Ted Koppel is wearing a tinfoil hat because he is warning about a possible apocalyptic catastrophe that could knock out the nation's power grid for up to two years and is recommending that people stock up on emergency supplies. Such recommendations are made in his recently published book, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. We shall...
  • 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...
  • Building a Tiled Roof Hut (From Scratch...Video via You Tube)

    09/06/2015 12:23:33 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 8 replies ^ | September 4, 2015 | Primitive Technology
    From the video description: Published on Sep 4, 2015 I built this tiled roof hut in the bush using only primitive tools and materials. The tools I used have been made in my previous videos. It should be pointed out that I do not live in the wild and that this is just a hobby. It should be obvious to most that this is not a survival shelter but an experiment in primitive building technology. To cut and carve wood I used the celt stone axe and stone chisel made in this video: carry water and make fire I...
  • This Eye-Opening Infographic Shows How Prepared Every State Is For A Natural Disaster

    11/29/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    BI ^ | 11-29-2014 | Matt Johnston
    Matt Johnston November 29, 2014The folks at have put together some crucial data about how safe we all are in one big and wonderful infographic. The first graphic below shows a map of the United States and the disasters most likely to hit certain parts of the country. also poured through the data to look at how each state is prepared for disaster. This is measured by each state's disaster budget per capita according to The results are very telling. Texas is in the worst shape, according to this data. They are ranked as the least safe...
  • Suspect in state trooper ambush believed to be toying with police

    09/25/2014 12:23:44 PM PDT · by dware · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09.25.2014 | Fox News
    The suspect in the deadly Pennsylvania state trooper ambush earlier this month has been leaving a trail for police and, at times, wears adult diapers to enable him to hunker down for long periods of time like a sniper, police said Thursday.
  • Syrian woman survives 700 days trapped in house

    06/11/2014 2:17:35 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 11th 2014 | Diaa Hadid
    Over the course of the 700-day blockade, her world shrunk to her living room and her kitchen. She survived by eating plants and reading books. She refused to look in the mirror, because seeing her withered state might break her spirit. Zeinat Akhras, a 65-year-old pharmacist, still bears the effects of nearly two years trapped in her home, surrounded by rebel fighters during the government's siege on the ancient quarters of the central Syrian city of Homs. She's still a wispy 38 kilograms (83 pounds), even after gaining four kilograms (eight pounds) since the blockade ended in early May with...
  • 12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America

    03/30/2014 6:07:39 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 3-30-2014 | Michael Snyder
    12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America By Michael Snyder on March 30th, 2014 Why are fault lines and volcanoes all over North and South America suddenly waking up? Are we moving into a time when major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will become much more common? For the past several decades, we have been extremely fortunate to have experienced a period of extremely low seismic activity along the west coast of the United States. You see, the west coast lies right along the infamous Ring of Fire. Approximately 75 percent of...