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  • 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...
  • Why You Absolutely Must Have Food Supplies, Hard Assets and Reserve Cash

    06/11/2012 5:37:40 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 126 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6/11/12 | Mac Slavo
    The latest warning signs are, once again, popping up in Europe and should be taken seriously, as it is only a matter of time before such events play out in the rest of the world, including right here at home: Via Adiconsum Italia – Translated via Google BNI depositors unable to make withdrawals / payments, payments of utility bills, mortgage payments, taxes Peter Giordano, Adiconsum: “Grave of the Bank of Italy’s attitude that takes action without considering the impact on depositors, and especially on single-income families and pensioners” The Bank of Italy authorized the suspension of payments by Bank Network...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Weekly Preppers Thread

    03/09/2012 8:34:23 AM PST · by Kartographer · 61 replies
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  • 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.
  • Barack Obama is giving away oil rich Alaskan islands to the Russians

    03/05/2012 8:30:41 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 30 replies · 4+ views
    coachisright.com ^ | MARCH 5, 2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    The Obama Administration is looking to give Russia seven oil rich Alaskan Islands that were discovered and claimed for America by American explorers according to Alaska Republican 2010 Senatorial candidate Joe Miller. “I think the bigger concern here is what natural resources are being lost to Russia,” says one commenter who deplores the secrecy involved with Obama and his SOS Hilary Clinton gifting Putin with United States land. Miller blew the whistle on this island give away of billions of off shore oil deposits and rich sea beds in an interview with World Net Daily that literately has cyberspace dripping...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Daylights Out Of Us?

    01/24/2012 5:55:52 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    TEC ^ | 1-25-2012 | Michael T Snyder
    Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us? Michael SnyderJanuary 25, 2012 Over the past couple of weeks, George Soros, the IMF and the World Bank have all issued incredibly chilling warnings about the possibility of an impending economic collapse. Considering the power and the influence that Soros, the IMF and the World Bank all have over the global financial system, this is very alarming. So are they purposely trying to scare the living daylights out of us? Soros is even warning of riots in the streets of America....
  • On Buying Gold & Silver for Survival Preparedness

    12/09/2011 4:32:06 AM PST · by Kartographer · 123 replies · 1+ views
    SHTF School ^ | 12/8/11 | Selco
    No, gold and silver was not like second money, or second value during SHTF, it was not even worth like in normal times, and in most of the cases it was dangerous to have it a lot (actually it was too dangerous to have anything in great amounts and let other people to know that) If you had for example 1000 gold coins, and let s say that one coin worth 150 USD in normal times, you could think that you are rich in shtf. But in reality it was hard to find someone who give you some food or...
  • 10 Morale Boosters for Any Worst Case Scenario

    11/20/2011 2:38:42 PM PST · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Survival Mom ^ | 11/20/11 | Jack C. (Kartographer)
    Ok, so the SHHTF (S#!t Has Hit the Fan). You are hunkered down with your preps about you. There’s no ‘zombies’ knocking down you door, but the first few days are nerve-wracking to be sure. You will be busy securing what you can, monitoring the situation and generally getting into a survival routine to match whatever is going on. Generally, you will be too busy and with your adrenaline pumping and all the work to do it won’t seem that there are enough hours in the day to get everything done. But what happens when the initial action is over...
  • Coast to Coast Sunday, Nov 20th

    11/20/2011 12:58:55 PM PST · by djf · 14 replies
    First half of show this evening discusses massive fraud and mismanagement in the financial sector. Second half will cover possible social breakdown scenarios and preparedness. Dishonest Finance/ Social Collapse Sun 11-20 In the first half, Associate Professor of Economics and Law, William Black, joins George Knapp for a discussion on how dishonest CEOs, crony directors, and corrupt middlemen can systematically defeat market discipline and conceal deliberate fraud for a long time -- enough to create massive damage. In the latter half, engineer, author and building contractor, Mat Stein talks about preparing for social collapse, environmental catastrophes and inevitable disasters.
  • After The Collapse – Who Will Your Neighbors Be?

    11/05/2011 5:39:11 PM PDT · by blam · 89 replies · 1+ views
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-4-2011 | Brandon Smith
    After The Collapse – Who Will Your Neighbors Be? Brandon Smith November 4th, 2011 http://alt-market.com This article has been contributed by Brandom Smith of Alt Market, an organization that facilitates networking, local community action, and the exchange of knowledge and ideas and promotes decentralization, localism, and the de-globalization of human economic systems. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr. William Stockton celebrates yet another birthday surrounded by family and friends in the midst of a grand suburban paradise. The party is warm, and the evening is filled with joy and merriment. These people singing his praises, laughing and imbibing generous amounts of spirits, are neighbors...
  • The ULTIMATE checklist for emergency preparedness supplies

    11/05/2011 9:22:53 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Survival guides, check lists, things to get at the store. It seems like everyone has a checklist, for your 72 hour kit for your car for your food. But all these checklists are all over the internet. I wanted to create a concise list in one place, for a long time I have been reading everyone else’s lists and, With all this information I have compiled a master list.. I used my own lists + lists from other websites.. I am going to present this list a little different than most lists.. With a multimedia experience. When are thinking about...
  • When things go south or What to expect when SHTF

    11/04/2011 1:06:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    The Survival Mom ^ | 11/1/11 | D.T.
    Lisa’s note: It never hurts to think in terms of worst-case scenarios. First off, let me explain my reasons for writing this and tell you a bit about my experiences. That way you will know what I say is truth. I served for 15 years in the British Army serving during the 1990’s in Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Kosovo and saw firsthand what happens to human nature and society when everything goes to hell. As for my reasons, I’m somewhat tired of people painting a rosy picture of what they expect might happen in the event of a major terrorist attack,...
  • New Police Drone Near Houston Could Carry Weapons

    10/30/2011 10:06:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 77 replies
    KPRC ^ | October 29, 2011 | Stephen Dean
    CONROE, Texas -- A Houston area law enforcement agency is prepared to launch an unmanned drone that could someday carry weapons, Local 2 Investigates reported Friday. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Conroe paid $300,000 in federal homeland security grant money and Friday it received the ShadowHawk unmanned helicopter made by Vanguard Defense Industries of Spring. A laptop computer is used to control the 50-pound unmanned chopper, and a game-like console is used to aim and zoom a powerful camera and infrared heat-seeking device mounted on the front. "To be in on the ground floor of this is pretty exciting...
  • Selco's Blog

    10/26/2011 11:24:59 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies · 1+ views
    SHTF School ^ | 10/26/11 | Selco
    Just a heads up in case some of you missed it in one of the several threads about Selco and his SHTF Wartime experiences in Bosnia. Selco has a blog called SHTF School. Load with information. http://shtfschool.com/general/signs-of-shtf/
  • my shtf expirience-wartime

    10/25/2011 12:57:51 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 140 replies · 1+ views
    Survivalist Boards ^ | 9/6/11 | Selco
    OK, i wanna share with you my own experience. (be patient with my English, i am from far away ) I am from Bosnia, and as some of you may know it was hell here from 92-95, anyway, for 1 whole year i lived and survived in a city of 50 000- 60 000 residents WITHOUT: electricity, fuel,running water,real food distribution, or distribution of any goods, or any kind of organized law or government.The city was surrounded for 1 year and in that city actually it was SHTF situation. (SNIP) Some of us was better prepared, but most of families...
  • The Prepper Movement: Why Are Millions Of Preppers Feverishly Preparing

    10/25/2011 10:59:43 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    In America today, there are millions of “preppers” that are working feverishly to get prepared for what they fear is going to happen to America. There is a very good chance that some of your neighbors or co-workers may be preppers. You may even have noticed that some of your relatives and friends have been storing up food and have been trying to convince you that we are on the verge of “the end of the world as we know it”. A lot of preppers like to keep their preparations quiet, but everyone agrees that the prepper movement is growing....
  • Ray Dalio On Whether The Current-Hopeless, Mob-Rule

    10/24/2011 6:27:12 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies · 1+ views
    ZeroHedge ^ | 10/24/11 | Tyler Durden
    Mobs are at the doors of bankers and others in the financial system, screaming to politicians to put these people in jail while the vote-seeking politicians are fanning the flames rather than reminding people that the legal system is the way these people should be judged. Since banks are levered about 15 to 1, it doesn’t take much of a debt problem to cause them solvency problems, and since in deleveragings debt problems are big, there is significant risk banks will run out of equity again and the fury against them will intensify. For these reasons risks to the global...
  • Preppers a diverse group

    10/24/2011 6:41:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    Salina Journal ^ | 10/24/11 | GORDON D. FIEDLER JR.
    "Nobody can afford right off the bat to buy 20 years of dehydrated mashed potatoes," he said. He would buy a little extra every time he went to the store. Peace of mind increases as the larder grows, he said. "If you stock food for a year and lose your job, you can at least eat for a year," he said. Besides food and water, his stash includes certain medicines and some cash -- "If it's worth anything in the end" -- and important documents, some of which he's duplicated and stored off site. "You can't be prepared for everything,...
  • Shotguns, Buckshot, and SHTF

    10/23/2011 9:17:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Marktwain | 23 October, 2011 | Marktwain
    Shotguns, buckshot, SHTF With all of the insane government spending going on, and the potential of nasty inflation hitting soon, I have been looking for things to buy that have utility, trading value, and long term storage life. I have been heavily involved in the gun culture, grew up in it, studied it, and have been a professional for the last 16 years. Almost everyone has a shotgun. Usually it is a 12 gauge, although there are plenty of 20, 16, and 410 shotguns out there. Most people have a box or two of bird shot. They might have a...
  • SEPTEMBER PPI SURGES 0.8%, WAY HOTTER THAN ESTIMATES

    10/18/2011 5:53:27 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-18-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    <p>The number is out, and it's HOT!</p> <p>PPI hs jumped 0.8%, well above the 0.2% analysts had expected.</p> <p>Core PPI, which excludes food and energy, was only up 0.2%, which is still above the 0.1% that analysts had expected.</p> <p>The culprit? Blame food and energy.</p>
  • 10 Things That Every Survivalist Needs

    10/17/2011 9:25:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 137 replies
    http://daily-survival.blogspot.com ^ | 10/17/11 | Code Name Insight
    I use the word "survivalist" in the most all-encompassing way, meaning that anyone who wants to/plans to survive a fairly good sized disaster falls into this category. As a survivalist, you need these ten things if you want to have a chance of coming out the other side of a disaster in a rather whole manner.
  • Food shortages high prices and riots

    10/13/2011 10:39:48 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Survival Boards ^ | 10/12/11 | Kevin
    Remember hearing something about a drought across parts of the US this year? If you buy anything with peanuts, you’re about to see the effects of a low harvest caused by the drought. Get ready for some high food prices, they are on their way. Normally I do not subscribe to the doom-and-gloom predictions, but I am seeing it first hand. Drought Farmers here in Texas are losing crops, and having to sell their cattle because grass is not growing. Texas and Louisiana agreed to allow wide loads of hay to be transported between the 2 states. Here in Jasper...
  • The Stock Market Smells Deflation

    10/02/2011 4:05:19 PM PDT · by blam · 61 replies
    TMO ^ | 10-2-2011 | Clif Droke
    The Stock Market Smells Deflation Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2011 Oct 02, 2011 - 11:06 AM By: Clif Droke In previous commentaries we've talked about how the 6-year cycle is scheduled to peak around Oct. 1. That now appears to be all but certain following the last few trading sessions. Although the cycle has a 1-2 week standard deviation (plus or minus), it appears that it peaked on schedule last week and that the stock market has lost the last remaining cyclical support it had throughout most of September. Interestingly, it was the commodity stocks that performed the strongest in...
  • FEMA: Include pets in preparedness plan

    09/27/2011 3:14:08 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Times-Journal ^ | 9/27/11 | Lindsay Slater Times-Journal
    FEMA officials said pet owners should keep a pet emergency supply kit, which should include at least a three-day supply of food in an airtight, waterproof container, drinking water, bowls for the food and water, current photos of you and your pets together, physical descriptions of each pet, medication, vaccination records and first aid pet supplies.
  • Prepare to Defend Yourself with Extreme Brutality

    09/27/2011 1:55:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    robwerks.com/SHTF.com ^ | 9/27/11 | Mac Slavo
    Most of our readers will never go out into public seeking a confrontation. But there is no doubt that trouble will find some of us. Take, for example, Mark LaVelle, a suburban dad and father of four, who was recently attacked by a mob that kicked in his door and beat him while his wife and kids watched and listened from the second floor of their home. He and his family were at the mercy of their attackers:
  • Life After An EMP Attack: No Power, No Food, No Transportation, No Banking And No Internet

    09/25/2011 1:30:34 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 285 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 9/25/2011 | Staff
    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...
  • Getting slammed at the supermarket (corn crop failure will raise food prices)

    09/25/2011 11:37:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 19, 2011 | BARBARA F. HOLLINGSWORTH
    High energy prices and bad weather -- including blistering hot temperatures, flooding in some places and drought in others -- hurt this year’s agricultural output. But farmers agree that a major problem is the soaring price of corn, which is used directly in products like cereal, and indirectly as livestock feed. Corn is nearly twice as expensive now as it was last summer -- even though US farmers planted the second-largest crop since World War II. Why? Well, 40 percent of the crop goes to produce 12.6 billion gallons of ethanol to meet the government’s renewable fuel standards. In other...
  • 8 Reasons Why The Great Depression Is The Best Case Scenario

    09/21/2011 9:53:15 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    SHTF Plan .com ^ | 9/21/11 | Silver Shield
    Let us look a 8 reasons why the Great Depression is the best case scenario and also look at how difficult the Depression was for people who were far more prepared to deal with a harsh world. Back during the Depression most of America could feed themselves with farming, now we only know corporate frankenfood. Back then people only knew of real wealth, now we think the digits in our brokerage account in wealth. Back then people had a strong family on community support systems, now we live little lives of narcissism. Back then people had a strong spiritual strength,...
  • And Now, With The Market Collapse Into The Close

    09/21/2011 2:01:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 37 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 9/21/11 | Karl Denninger
    Are you prepared yet? No? Well I'm sorry, because it's too late now. I mean really, honestly too late. The market figured it out and it didn't take very long - in fact, it took less than an hour. This latest distortion by The Fed has just destroyed the last bit of earnings power the banks had. It's gone. All to preserve the ponzi scheme in the Federal Government - the same Federal Government that just sent a bleat to Bernanke about tampering with the economy. The very same legislators that will now do nothing about what was just done....