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  • Hurricane Preparedness ( and general "bad times" links )

    10/23/2005 2:50:03 PM PDT · by backhoe · 169 replies · 5,437+ views
    various FR links & stories | 10-23-05 | the heavy equipment guy
     The following is my usual slap-dash collection of quotes and links from other posts I have run across, with information about preparing for, coping with, and generally surviving hurricanes. Tossed in is some general disaster information. Credit given when I can find or remember it. The Survivalist & Y2K hounds weren't so wrong, after all...   Fast Facts: How to Prepare     Survival starts at the household level -Here is one Survivalist site which I've found fascinatingly useful...(Simple Survival) Emergency Preparedness (year's supply of food, 72 hour kit)( Our own UtahGirl- hattip! )  To: All To: RoseyT; All I hope everyone reading your...
  • So, what are your plans for the coming debacle?

    01/18/2009 7:25:44 PM PST · by WorkingClassFilth · 319 replies · 4,972+ views
    Vanity | January 18, 2009 | WCF
    This thread (if it survives the moderators) is meant to be an end of the Republic commemorative. Bracketed by end of the Julian calendar and the Chinese New year, I thought a repository of comments marking the rise of a new leftist messiah to be sardonic and fitting. Before any FReepers hit the ABUSE button, please look around youself . . . with kooky vanities about just-the-right-puppy-breeds and the non-stop religious scripts and debates abounding on NEWS/ACTIVISM, I thought a simple question about what conservatives were personally considering doing during the promise of a new age of fascism might be...
  • 100 Items to Disappear First

    10/21/2008 5:07:40 AM PDT · by djf · 94 replies · 2,410+ views
    1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.) 2. Water Filters/Purifiers 3. Portable Toilets 4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses. 5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!) 6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much. 7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots. 8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks. 9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar 10. Rice - Beans - Wheat 11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,) 12. Charcoal,...
  • THE COMING PERFECT STORM

    10/01/2008 10:23:18 AM PDT · by Joya · 124 replies · 3,953+ views
    Streams Ministries International ^ | September 19, 2008 | John Paul Jackson
    THE COMING PERFECT STORM by John Paul Jackson For those of you who have followed this ministry, you have heard me say more than once during the past eight years that from 2009 or 2010, things will become very difficult. I have been praying and hoping that what I am about to write may be averted. However, I am now concerned that without prophetic people speaking up, we will not play our redemptive part in bringing change for the good. FIVE ELEMENTS OF THE BREWING PERFECT STORM As in the movie The Perfect Storm, the storm I see coming to...
  • The Toll of Human Suffering During the Great Depression

    09/25/2008 12:25:31 AM PDT · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 112 replies · 2,036+ views
    Socyberty.com ^ | August 19, 2008 | Joanna Lenae
    Human suffering became a reality for millions of Americans as the depression continued. Many died of disease resulting from malnutrition. Thousands lost their home because they could not pay the mortgage. In 1932,at least 25,000 families,and more than 200,000 young people wandered through the country seeking food,clothing,shelter,and a job. Many of the young people traveled in freight trains,and lived near train yards called hobo jungles. The homeless,jobless travelers obtained food from welfare agencies,or religious missions in town along the way. Most of their meals consisted of soup,beans,or stew and had very little nourishment. The travelers begged for food,or stole it...
  • Home gardening offers ways to trim grocery costs [Survival Today, an on going thread]

    03/23/2008 11:36:40 PM PDT · by nw_arizona_granny · 10,035 replies · 73,160+ views
    Dallas News.com ^ | March 14th, 2008 | DEAN FOSDICK
    Americans finding soaring food prices hard to stomach can battle back by growing their own food. [Click image for a larger version] Dean Fosdick Dean Fosdick Home vegetable gardens appear to be booming as a result of the twin movements to eat local and pinch pennies. At the Southeastern Flower Show in Atlanta this winter, D. Landreth Seed Co. of New Freedom, Pa., sold three to four times more seed packets than last year, says Barb Melera, president. "This is the first time I've ever heard people say, 'I can grow this more cheaply than I can buy it in...