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  • 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: www.tacda.org.
  • Electronic Armageddon (video)

    07/07/2012 10:08:50 PM PDT · by djf · 45 replies
    National Geographic (Youtube( ^ | National Geographic
    I watched a very interesting video last night. Electronic Armageddon, created by National Geographic. There are a lot of interesting interviews with Air Defense people, Electronic engineers, Food and Agricultural industries. It's an hour long or so show split into three parts: Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Df0qwFxN4&feature=related Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBWyXDJ9J74 Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2NEhZHWGRg Good reason to by a beater '64 Dodge!!
  • What If Nothing Happens?

    07/07/2012 3:23:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 87 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/7/12 | David SafeWater
    Now, let’s take that conversation into context for my focus of writing an article this morning: What if nothing happens? That’s exactly the question I’ll ask you. You, the prepared individual. You, the prepper who purchases food to have in the event your employment situation loses its revenue temporarily, or a minor movement of the earth closes local markets and grocers. You, the healthy student of nutrition. You, the responsible parent who works to provide the necessities of life for your children and grandchildren and works to secure those ongoing needs. You, the involved citizen who talks with your neighbors...
  • Storm Warning: The Gloomy Forecast for EMPs

    07/07/2012 7:41:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 85 replies
    The Foundry (Heritage Foundation) ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jessica Zuckerman
    Almost a week after the D.C. area was pummeled with raging storms, many individuals are still suffering in the July heat without lights, phone lines, and, perhaps most importantly, air conditioning. In the immediate aftermath of this event, tens of thousands of Washingtonians, Marylanders, and Virginians were left without power. Storms across the country had similar effects, and Americans from Richmond to Detroit are still facing the summer heat without many basic comforts. As awful as this is, things could be even worse. Imagine for a moment that that the power never came back on.
  • How to make a PVC Water Hand Pump to use when you have no power

    07/06/2012 1:06:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    Lady Apprentice.com ^ | 4/8/11 | Lady Apprentice
    How to make a PVC Water Hand Pump to use when you have no power April 8th, 2011 | Author: Lady Apprentice Today we will learn how to create a PVC hand pump to get the water from your well when you have no power and how it all works. I have a few plans to show you on how to make them, which we will get to later, but first let’s understand how a PVC hand pump would work, or most any pump for that matter. If you look at the picture below you can see for yourself how...
  • Drachmageddon? Middle-class poverty. Feral Gangs. Neo-Nazis. Athens Waits For The Volcano To Explode

    06/15/2012 9:02:11 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6-15-2012 | Robert Hardman
    Drachmageddon? Middle-class poverty. Feral Gangs. Neo-Nazis. Athens Waits For The Volcano To Explode By Robert Hardman 15 June 2012 Antonis Perris was a devoted son. When his elderly mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years ago, there was no question of putting her in a state facility. He would care for her at home in Athens and they would face the future together. But then things started getting very much worse. ‘The problem is that I was not prepared when the economic crisis hit and I do not have enough money in my account,’ wrote the 60-year-old unemployed musician. ‘My...
  • In Greece’s On Going Financial Collapse Bartering Emerges In Greek Towns

    06/15/2012 9:42:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    Buyers and sellers gather in a sweltering, previously abandoned building in the Greek city of Volos, some 200 miles north of Athens. There’s a bit of everything available here — books, eggs, clothes, kids’ toys, and even an old fax machine. But there isn’t a euro in sight. On the eve of a vote which may determine whether Greece stays in the euro zone, these Greeks have moved beyond the euro, at least here. This market is the brainchild of a network of people who have chucked the euro in favor of the TEM — the Greek shorthand for “Alternative...
  • 20 Reasons Why America's Next Bank Holiday Will Be a Nightmare

    06/13/2012 4:46:07 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 6/12 | James Wesley Rawles
    The world is on now on the brink of a global credit crisis that could be far worse than the tumultuous events of 2008. The ongoing sovereign debt crisis in the southern reaches of the Eurozone indicate that bank runs in the region will continue, and that more bank closure "holidays" will be declared. Under a bank holiday, virtually all deposits could be frozen and irredeemable for days, weeks, or even months. The key question is: Will this crisis spread to the rest of Europe and then even to the United States? I urge SurvivalBlog readers--particularly those in Europe--to be...
  • FR Exclsv: Italy's Oldest & 4th Largest Bank CUTS DEPOSITORS OFF - not a single News story.

    06/12/2012 3:04:26 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 133 replies
    Free Republic and nearly nowhere else ^ | June 12, 2012 | LITERALLY NONE
    I don't often put stories in "breaking." I post vanities even less often. Hardly anything surprises me any longer, but I find this absolutely astounding. If you follow the financial threads or the situation in Europe, you really need to read this. Actually anyone with a bank account needs to read this. I'm going to ask the mods to leave this here, unless they really feel I'm all wet here. I don't, however, believe I am. Follow me here. BNI (Bank Network Investments) is Italy's oldest and forth largest bank. In other words, it's a biggie. Anyway, the bank went...
  • Greeks are pulling cash out of banks, stocking up on food in panic ....

    06/13/2012 8:07:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 92 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 06/13/12 | Dina Kyriakidou and George Georgiopoulos
    Greeks are pulling cash out of banks, stocking up on food in panic ahead of make-or-break election Sunday Dina Kyriakidou and George Georgiopoulos, Reuters Jun 13, 2012 – 8:41 AM ET ATHENS — Greeks pulled their cash out of the banks and stocked up with food ahead of a cliffhanger election on Sunday that many fear will result in the country being forced out of the euro. Bankers said up to 800 million euros (US$1 billion) were leaving major banks daily and retailers said some of the money was being used to buy pasta and canned goods, as fears of...
  • Seeds of Anger Sown in a Greek Soup Kitchen

    06/13/2012 6:47:50 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 60 replies
    CNBC via Yahoo Finance ^ | 6/13/12 | Catherine Boyle
    The line of people desperate for lunch is an image more from the developing world than the country where Western civilization was founded more than two millennia ago. Yet the 1,200 who waited for bread, rice and vegetable soup at a kitchen visited by CNBC this week are just a fraction of the many hungry people in Athens and the surrounding area, as the noose of austerity tightens around the Greek population. The elderly and sick are fed first. Men get their food next, and there are plenty of scuffles in the line as women and children wait patiently for...
  • Weekly Preppers Ping

    03/24/2012 7:59:33 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Prepper's Ping. Time to share you buys, projects, and general information you like to share with fellow preppers.
  • Survival Mom (Book Review)

    03/21/2012 5:54:05 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    3/21/12
    FR’s own ChocChipCookie (Lisa Bedford) has joined the ranks of published authors with the release of her book ‘Survival Mom’. As many of you know Lisa is no typical soccer mom who spends her days running from little league to dance class with trips to the mall in-between. No though Lisa does do all those things (though the trips to the mall are far more infrequent than trips to the gun range) Lisa mostly spends her days prepping and teaching others to prep for what ever may come, Lisa is a what I would call a ‘Saber-Tooth Tiger Mom’ and...
  • Executive Order: National Defense Resources Preparedness

    03/16/2012 11:06:46 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 440 replies
    The White House ^ | 3/16/12 | The White House
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 16, 2012 Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness EXECUTIVE ORDER NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: PART I - PURPOSE, POLICY, AND IMPLEMENTATION Section 101. Purpose....
  • Weekly Preppers Thread

    03/16/2012 10:27:34 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 131 replies
    3/16/12
    Weekly thread to post good buys for preparedness equipment and supplies, tips and tricks or just an update on where your are in your preparedness plans.
  • 16 SHTF Barter Items to Stockpile

    03/15/2012 2:39:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 109 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/15/12 | Tyler of Debt Reckoning
    16 Things to Stockpile with High Barter Value Cigarettes. Soap. Bullets. Alcohol. MREs. Silver Coins. Detergent. Water bottles. Matches and lighters. Sugar. Toilet paper. Water Filters/Purifiers. Bleach. Batteries. Candles.
  • Grime Wave: Tide Detergent Thefts Sky Rocket; Masses Turn to Black Market For Essential Goods

    03/14/2012 3:17:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 43 replies · 1+ views
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/14/12 | Mac Slavo
    With real unemployent approaching 25% of the population, 50 million Americans on food stamps, and the prices of essential goods rising every month, it’s no surprise that black market peddlers are turning to new product offerings to make a buck. In What Is Money When the System Collapses? we highlighted some items that would take the place of traditional currency in the event of a catastrophic financial and economic collapse – things like food, fuel, firearms and footwear. But for many, the world as they know it has already collapsed. Unable to afford retail prices for home essentials, these people...
  • Doomsday Survey: 51% of Americans Believe a Financial Collapse Is Imminent

    03/13/2012 1:40:59 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/13/12 | Mac Salvo
    A recent survey of 1,007 nationally representative Americans ages 18 and over suggests that most of us believe a doomsday scenario of some kind will occur in the next twenty five years. With three million preppers in the U.S. getting ready for widespread disaster, gun sales sky rocketing, and retail precious metals purchases at unprecedented levels, the results of the survey performed by Kelton Research on behalf of National Geographic shouldn’t be surprising. Among other things, the survey asked respondents to choose which natural or man-made doomsday scenarios they believed are most likely to happen in the United States. The...
  • 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...
  • Preparing on a budget

    03/13/2012 7:58:29 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 3/12/12 | Selco
    Looking at survival survey results it seems a lot of people have to see where they put their money. Into preps or have to spend it on things for everyday living. I know how this feels and live like that the last decades. After war I left city with two plastic bags full of random belongings. No documents and nothing else. I was refugee. But lucky that I was able to stay with family on countryside. I never really thought, ok now I prepare or anything. I simply wanted to have all sorts of things I did not have during...
  • The Survival Mom Teaches You How To Prepare More, Panic Less

    03/12/2012 11:36:28 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 2+ views
    The SHTF Plan ^ | 3-12-2012 | Mac Slavo
    The Survival Mom Teaches You How To Prepare More, Panic Less Mac Slavo March 13th, 2012 Over the last dozen years we’ve witnessed events in America and around the world that have proven one thing: sometimes, really bad things happen. We’ve seen thousands die in terrorist attacks on our own soil, residents of an entire U.S. city transformed into refugees almost overnight after, generations of families swept away by Tsunamis, economic and financial collapse that has wiped out decades of retirement savings, millions losing their jobs and forced into the government safety net for survival, and most recently, a nuclear...
  • Access to land and water

    03/10/2012 1:11:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 45 replies · 1+ views
    While watching Doomsday Preppers last week, I observed one major difference in the various plans, and that was if the plan included access to land and water. Its one thing to stockpile 2 – 3 years of canned goods, food in mylar bags, freeze dried food, have a rainwater collection system, small backyard garden,,,,. Its another thing to have access to several acres of land, able to have chickens, a nice sized garden for a variety of fresh veggies, various types of fruit trees, access to fresh running water and access to land to hunt on. Maybe even have access...
  • 15 Potentially Massive Threats To The U.S. Economy Over The Next 12 Months

    03/08/2012 4:06:03 PM PST · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/8/12 | The Economic Collapse
    We live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, and the potential for an event that could cause “sudden change” to the U.S. economy is greater than ever. There are dozens of potentially massive threats that could easily push the U.S. economy over the edge during the next 12 months. A war in the Middle East, a financial collapse in Europe, a major derivatives crisis or a horrific natural disaster could all change our economic situation very rapidly. Most of the time I write about the long-term economic trends that are slowly but surely ripping the U.S. economy to...
  • Weekly Preppers Thread

    03/09/2012 8:34:23 AM PST · by Kartographer · 61 replies
    3/9/12
    Weekly Preppers Thread.
  • The Global State of Survival & Preparedness Report

    03/08/2012 2:33:48 PM PST · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 3/8/12 | Jay
    We are really happy how many people participated in our survey. Over 1800 of you have answered the questions and I have spent the last few nights to whip all the responses into a presentable form. This is done now and I think it gives everyone a good idea what is on most people’s mind, why people prepare, what they prepare for and where you are standing compared to others.
  • Bunker Mentality: The booming business of Doomsday

    03/07/2012 5:45:27 PM PST · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    FOX News ^ | 3/7/12 | Perry Chiaramonte
    From the society’s wealthiest and most powerful class to rural off-the-grid types, people are preparing for the worst, and sparing no expense on elaborate underground shelters, buying years’ worth of non-perishable foods and stockpiling fuel and ammunition. Some have embraced the term “preppers,” although precisely what they are preparing for varies. “We realized that we were totally unprepared should something happen,” said Jack Jobe, who was prompted to prep for a natural disaster after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Jobe, who will be featured on an upcoming episode of the NatGeo’s “Doomsday Preppers,” has invested about $3,000 in a safe...
  • Solar storm headed toward Earth may disrupt power

    03/07/2012 11:32:42 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 7, 2012 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The largest solar flare in five years is racing toward Earth, threatening to unleash a torrent of charged particles that could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights. The sun erupted Tuesday evening, and the effects should start smacking Earth around 7 a.m. EST Thursday, according to forecasters at the federal government's Space Weather Prediction Center.
  • Report: Chance of a Catastrophic Solar Storm Is 1 in 8

    03/06/2012 9:24:23 PM PST · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/6/12 | Mac Slavo
    Via: On the probability of occurrence of extreme space weather events Key Points Probability of a Carrington event occurring over next decade is ~12% Space physics datasets often display a power-law distribution Power-law distribution can be exploited to predict extreme events By virtue of their rarity, extreme space weather events, such as the Carrington event of 1859, are difficult to study, their rates of occurrence are difficult to estimate, and prediction of a specific future event is virtually impossible. Additionally, events may be extreme relative to one parameter but normal relative to others. In this study, we analyze several measures...
  • You Don’t Have To Be Crazy To Be A Prepper

    03/05/2012 9:27:25 PM PST · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    Radical Survivalism Magizne ^ | 3/6/12 | RSOPERATOR
    If your first exposure to prepping is through the media, you are probably thinking all preppers are extreme or kooks. I once thought of preppers and survivalists were some kind of crazy Rambo-Grizzly Adams hybrids. At best, I thought they were like Woody Harrelson’s character “Charlie Frost” the doomsday radio DJ in the movie “2012.” I believe you will find, as I did, that the majority of preppers are actually pretty sane, even ordinary. There are two major details to keep in mind regarding media portrayals. One, ‘ordinary’ doesn’t make for good entertainment. Second, hours of film are shot which...
  • Biggest drop in factory orders, shipments in more than a year

    03/05/2012 9:02:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    So much for a fast start to the recover in 2012. A week after announcing the worst durable-goods orders report in three years, the Commerce Department’s report on factory orders and shipments in January show the worst outcome in sixteen months: New orders for manufactured goods in January, down following two consecutive monthly increases, decreased $4.8 billion or 1.0 percent to $462.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. This followed a 1.4 percent December increase. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.3 percent. Shipments, up eight consecutive months, increased $4.1 billion or 0.9 percent to $463.6 billion. This followed a...
  • Greek 1 Year Sovereign Bonds Pass 1000% – Opa!

    03/05/2012 8:20:08 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 21 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 03/05/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Here is a document discussing how a disorderly Greek default would cost over $1 trillion Euros. And the 1 year Greek sovereign debt yield breaks 1000%! While the Eurozone touts that they have solved the Greek credit crisis (at least for the moment), investors don’t seem too mollified. Opa! Your economy is on fire!
  • SHIPPING CEO: Iran Could Send Oil To $440/Barrel

    03/05/2012 6:10:14 AM PST · by blam · 63 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-5-2012 | Gus Lubin
    SHIPPING CEO: Iran Could Send Oil To $440/Barrel Gus LubinMarch 5, 2012US Navy The scariest Iran scenario yet comes from Bob Bandos, CEO of marine logistics and services company GAC North America. Bandos tells Pierre Bertrand of the International Business Times: [T]ankers can haul 1.8 million barrels of oil a day through the strait. If that supply is choked off, the effect would be similar to the fuel shortages of the 1970s - but more extreme, Bandos said. "That would be nothing compared to this," Bandos said, who added the shortage would be global. If the 1973 embargo experience repeats...
  • Weekly Prepper's Thread

    03/02/2012 8:19:23 AM PST · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    3/2/12
    Weekly Prepper Thread, for posting tips, new products, good prep buys etc..... “There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger. Underestimation can be fatal.”
  • No Matter How Much Food You’ve Got Stored, It Will Eventually Run Out in a Full-Blown Collapse

    03/01/2012 10:29:42 AM PST · by blam · 212 replies · 26+ views
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3-1-2012 | Joe Alton, M.D.,aka Dr. Bones
    No Matter How Much Food You’ve Got Stored, It Will Eventually Run Out in a Full-Blown Collapse Joe Alton, M.D.,aka Dr. Bones March 1st, 2012 The following article has been generously contributed by Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, of Doom and Bloom Nation where you can find strategies to stay healthy that include traditional medicine, alternative remedies, and medicinal/survival gardening. For the best in emergency and long-term disaster medical preparedness we encourage you to check out The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook and follow Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy on their weekly podcast. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To Survive, How Much...
  • Other • The Other Things (Needed for Preparedness)

    03/01/2012 11:36:56 AM PST · by Kartographer · 26 replies · 2+ views
    LessBull.com ^ | 2/29/12 | Eric Peters
    The Boy Scout motto — Be Prepared — is probably considered evidence of terrorist (or at least extremist) inclinations in the USSA Today. I won’t even get into the parts about hiking in the woods, carrying knives and practicing “survival” strategies. In my day, we even had a merit badge for marksmanship with a gun. But, weekend camping expeditions aside, how to be prepared in situ? In your home? For when the SHTF? Guns (and ammo) are obviously good things to have. And every person who wants to be prepared for a possible fecal-flinging scenario ought to have them. So...
  • Society’s Five Stages of Economic Collapse

    02/28/2012 9:22:53 PM PST · by Kartographer · 81 replies · 6+ views
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/28/12 | David Meyer
    Society as we know it will break down and collapse in a five stage process outlined here. While it can be accelerated by certain events like war, a natural disaster, pandemic, terrorist attack, or even an impending asteroid impact, history has shown that economic collapse will essentially happen in this five stage process. To survive the collapse, it is important to read and interpret the signs and understand what assets are important to the current situation so you can be prepared for the worst thereby allowing you to survive intact and with as little damage as possible.
  • Analysts warn Americans to buy guns and gold, predicting market crash and street riots

    02/27/2012 6:04:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 53 replies · 9+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/27/12 | Mark Duell
    Just when you thought unemployment was dropping and stock markets were surging back, these three analysts today sent out a stark warning to Americans to brace for another financial crash. Trend forecaster Gerald Celente advises buying a gun to protect your family, stocking up on gold if the dollar crashes and planning a getaway, so it’s no shock he’s preparing for an ‘economic 9/11’. Share prices and unemployment are posting their best figures in four years since the recession hit, but Mr Celente, along with authors Harry Dent and Robert Prechter, says the rebound won’t last.
  • Being in a city under siege

    02/27/2012 4:14:11 PM PST · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    http://shtfschool.com/ ^ | 2/26/12 | Selco
    After last post and the video about Homs in Syria I received some more questions about how it felt in city under siege. So today I share some details about this kind of chaotic urban warfare situation. Nothing is like it was before. When you defend your home you need to have mindset change. Home is not cozy secure place anymore. Home is the place you chose to defend yourself and loved ones. You will feel very different about place you used as defensive base forever. To stay protected or to try to protect against firing and shelling required some...
  • Name The Bubble (Guessing Contest)

    02/27/2012 11:29:52 AM PST · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2/27/2012 | Tyler Durden
    As the title suggests, please name the latest bubble: (see picture - answer below)
  • Credit Card Debt Nears Toxic Levels

    02/27/2012 6:49:58 AM PST · by upchuck · 50 replies · 1+ views
    myfoxdc.com ^ | February 26, 2012
    <p>More American households are falling back into the debt hole, this time without the safety net of home values to help bail them out, the New York Post reported Sunday.</p> <p>Last year, total US consumer debt reached its highest point in a decade, according to a credit card industry observer.</p>
  • Weekly Preppers' Thread

    02/24/2012 10:02:25 AM PST · by Kartographer · 72 replies
    2/24/12 | Kartographer
    As promised this is the weekly preppers' thread for preppers' to share especially good buys, idea's, new equipment, methods etc.
  • Ammo Can Rocket Stove

    02/24/2012 12:56:05 PM PST · by Kartographer · 59 replies
    A rocket stove is an efficient cooking device that uses small twigs and branches as fuel to achieve high temperature cooking though an insulated combustion chamber and feed tube. Here are the plans for a quick and easy rocket stove that’s made out of an old ammo can, a piece of stove pipe and a used coffee can. I built this ammo can rocket stove in under an hour and it works great.
  • Life After An EMP Attack: No Power, No Food, No Transportation, No Banking And No Internet

    Most Americans do not know this, but a single EMP attack could potentially wipe out most of the electronics in the United States and instantly send this nation back to the 1800s. If a nuclear bomb was exploded high enough in the atmosphere over the middle part of the country, the electromagnetic pulse would fry electronic devices from coast to coast. The damage would be millions of times worse than 9/11. Just imagine a world where nobody has power, most cars will not start, the Internet has been fried, the financial system is offline indefinitely, nobody can make any phone...
  • Are You Preparing for Nothing?

    02/21/2012 10:04:08 PM PST · by Kartographer · 71 replies
    Prepping 101 ^ | 2/21/12
    What happens if we do all these preparations and nothing goes wrong? I am made fun of sometimes for being prepared. Mostly people will say “Are you one of those survival types?” NO. Number one I don’t like the word survivalist, I like being prepared. There are no tin foil hatters involved with preparedness. It sounds more prudent. If nothing goes wrong then I am ahead is how I see it. When you prepare you are ready for what may eventually happen. Why do you carry a spare tire in your car? Because the zombies might eat one and then...
  • 5 Black Swans That Could Obliterate America's Future

    02/21/2012 5:11:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 134 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote a fantastic book on the impact of large, high impact, statistically rare events called The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. According to Taleb, history tends to swing much more than we realize on these theoretically foreseeable, but often unexpected large events as opposed to the much more predictable trajectory that we tend to forecast when we look ahead to the future. Technically, Taleb would probably classify the events we're about to discuss as "grey swans," unlikely events that we should still be able to anticipate, but that's splitting hairs. Long story short, we...
  • READINESS

    02/17/2012 6:05:13 AM PST · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    Barnhadt ^ | 2/16/12 | ANN BARNHARDT
    Thanks to FReeper who knows what evil? for calling this to my attention!
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    02/17/2012 1:00:17 PM PST · by Kartographer · 100 replies
    2/17/12 | Kartographer
    Ok I've been asked by a few members of the Preppers Ping list to start a weekly thread to post things like good preparedness supply buys, small discoveries and helpful hints which possible by themselves would make a interesting thread, but would be of interest to fellow preppers. So here goes. I'll try and do this every Friday and see how it goes.
  • For Millions of Americans, the Collapse Is Now *Video Documentary*

    02/17/2012 8:07:47 PM PST · by Kartographer · 46 replies · 2+ views
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/17/12 | Mac Slavo
    There are those in America who have absolutely no clue as to what is going on behind closed doors. They are ignorant to the fact that over 22% of Americans are unemployed, nearly 50 million depend on nutritional assistance to put food on the table, 100 million are living in or on the edge of poverty, and that as a nation we have borrowed more money than we can ever hope to pay back to our creditors. These people, with their heads buried in the sand, whether by habit or choice, go about their day as if nothing has changed....
  • On TV: Doomsday Preppers TV Series

    02/09/2012 6:14:49 PM PST · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    The first two episodes of the new series were broadcast Tuesday night, and a total of seven “prepper” individuals/groups were assessed, including (in order of appearance): Paul and Gloria Range, the “Retiree Preppers,” outside of Floresville, Texas “We’re preparing for a polar shift that will cause a sudden climate change and change life as we know it forever.” Christopher Nyerges, the “Street Survivor,” Los Angeles, California “I’m prepping for a killer earthquake that could completely flatten the city of L.A.” Megan Hurwitt, the “Young Urban Prepper,” Houston, Texas “I’m prepping to survive a catastrophic oil crisis.” David Sarti, the “Hillbilly...
  • If SHTF, Could You and Would You Shoot Someone?

    02/13/2012 7:41:48 PM PST · by djf · 171 replies
    Backdoor Survival ^ | Survivalwoman
    For most of us, our home is our refuge. There is even an old proverb: a man’s home is his castle. But what happens if there is an intruder? Or worse, an intruder whose intent is bodily harm toward you or your family members regardless of the reason? How would you defend yourself and, more specifically, would you shoot someone? Could you shoot someone? I have struggled with the answer to these questions and more, because, if there were a collapse of society – a true SHTF situation – there is a strong likelihood that I would be placed in...