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  • Collapse Survivor: “There Was Little Room For Error… Either You Learn Fast Or End Up Dead”

    06/28/2015 5:36:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3/17/15 | Selco
    The items for trade during my SHTF very often changed value, and some of them became unavailable for some period of time, just to suddenly show up again much more expensive. Yes, situation in the city dictated that, but also people, the black market lords made this happen. The whole situation was always changing where and if you can find what you were looking for. Some of the items that were circulating in the city were completely new to everyone, one of the reasons was that all sorts of stuff from humanitarian aid was coming to the city through different...
  • Billionaire Bunkers: Exclusive Look Inside the World's Largest Planned Doomsday Escape

    06/12/2015 6:03:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    Frobes ^ | 6/12/05 | Jim Dobson
    For the very first time, a modern day Noah’s Ark has opened its doors for an exclusive inside look offering up plans for the ultimate Billionaire bunker and doomsday escape. Vivos founder and CEO Robert Vicino announced Vivos Europa One which will be an invitation only, five star, underground survival complex, similar to an underground cruise ship for the elite. Each family will be provided a private 2,500 square foot of floor area, capable of two story improvements for a total of 5,000 square feet of private living quarters. With fit and finish comparable to a mega-yacht, each member family...
  • Storm Shows Americans Are Totally Unprepared:

    12/12/2014 6:21:22 PM PST · by Kartographer · 119 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12/12/14 | Mac Slavo
    Georgia Virgili was one of the hundreds of thousands in the Bay Area who lost most of the conveniences of modern life. “I didn’t have power,” Virgili said. “I couldn’t get my car out of the garage, I have no food, I have no cash, so I’m trying to forage for something.” (CBS)
  • Welcome To Terminus

    04/07/2014 2:28:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 62 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 4/7/14 | Tyler Durden
    “That’s the thing about the collapse of civilization. It never happens according to plan – there’s no slavering horde of zombies. No actinic flash of thermonuclear war. No Earth-shuddering asteroid. The end comes in unforeseen ways; the stock market collapses, and then the banks, and then there is no food in the supermarkets, or the communications system goes down completely and inevitably, and previously amiable co-workers find themselves wrestling over the last remaining cookie that someone brought in before all the madness began.” ? Mark A. Rayner – The Fridgularity
  • Mortgages and eating Cats after the Economic Collapse

    03/26/2014 3:45:17 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    Ferfal Blog Spot ^ | 3/26/14 | Ferfal
    The word got around that cat didn’t taste that bad and in a matter of weeks you just couldn’t find any more stray cats when just a few months earlier they were all over the city. In the country, kids with slingshots and air rifles would go bird hunting so as to bring something home to throw in the pot.
  • Public service announcement: get ready to starve in Venezuela

    02/07/2014 4:25:16 PM PST · by Kartographer · 41 replies
    daniel-venezuela.blogspot ^ | 2/7/14 | Daniel
    This is a public service announcement for readers living in Venezuela: you may be running out of food within a month. I know that because I have heard through my clients and business partners that the regime has been holding reunions frantically to try to negotiate, at least with the food sectors, a minimum package so some basic stuff is produced while the regime comes up with some new cockamamie plan. The common feeling from those I spoke to is that the regime has little idea of what to do. The regime spokescreeps, in a wonderful case of military self...
  • Did it my self Dehydrated

    01/26/2014 3:18:53 PM PST · by Kartographer · 58 replies
    1/26/14 | kartographer
    I posted a thread yesterday about dehydrateding and then vacuum packing your own food. I like may preppers have been disappointed by opening cans of dehydrated food to find the can is as much as half empty. I am making a batch of vegtable soup today and I am using a jar of dehydrated Roma Tomatoes. Below you will find pictures of these tomatoes that I put up in March of 2010.
  • 20 Early Warning Signs That We Are Approaching A Global Economic Meltdown

    01/23/2014 6:41:44 PM PST · by Kartographer · 51 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 1/22/14 | Mac Slavo
    Have you been paying attention to what has been happening in Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Ukraine, Turkey and China? If you are like most Americans, you have not been. Most Americans don’t seem to really care too much about what is happening in the rest of the world, but they should. In major cities all over the globe right now, there is looting, violence, shortages of basic supplies, and runs on the banks. We are not at a “global crisis” stage yet, but things are getting worse with each passing day. For a while, I have felt that 2014 would turn...
  • Looting erupts in Argentine city after police strike

    12/08/2013 7:48:25 PM PST · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    Press TV ^ | 12/4/13
    Television footage showed looters, some on motorcycles, breaking into dozens of supermarkets and shops and stealing goods from food and beverages to flat-screen TVs in events that started late on Tuesday and extended into Wednesday. The mass looting and vandalism started after thousands of police forces refused to patrol the city streets in demand for higher pay and better working conditions.
  • Stockpiling the Basics (Shortened)

    10/17/2013 6:24:49 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 39 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | 10/17/13 | Daisy Luther
    To build your stockpile, look through your cupboards and see what you use the most. Every kitchen will be different but below are my most-used items – the ones that I search out and buy in bulk. Baking Items: Baking soda Baking powder Yeast Cocoa Nonfat dry milk Fats: Olive oil Coconut oil Shortening Butter Sweeteners: White sugar Turbinado sugar Muscavado sugar/brown sugar Honey Molasses Maple syrup Other: Salt White vinegar Apple cider vinegar Balsamic vinegar Black pepper Herbs and spices Cornstarch (please consider organic for all corn products)
  • McGrath: “Somebody In Government Is Afraid Of What Is Coming”

    10/09/2013 8:18:30 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 158 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/9/13 | Mac Slavo
    We’re talking scenarios much more severe than the Great Depression. But this isn’t just happening in America. Switzerland recently engaged in war games that simulated an economic collapse scenario, as well as an invasion by bankrupted nations and millions of refugees. In 2011, the British government developed plans to evacuate their citizens from European countries in expectation of monetary and economic crisis. The exercises and drills may be compartmentalized so that most who are partaking in them don’t really know why, but there are those in the higher echelons of power that know very well what the end game is...
  • Walking the line between human and animal

    08/24/2013 5:52:29 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 86 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 8/24/13 | Selco
    You can have all equipment ready for SHTF, ammo, weapon, gear… you can even be perfectly good trained in lot of different skills and fields and still when SHTF you can end up dead in the first days just because you what i call „refuse to believe“ whats happening. It is that state of mind when man simple do not want (or not able) to comprehend new situation. It can be one quick life threatening situation like folks attacking your home and you just waited few seconds too long to shoot some attacker, and then you are dead, end of...
  • Massive solar flare narrowly misses Earth, EMP disaster barely avoided

    07/31/2013 12:02:01 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 170 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/31/13 | PAUL BEDARD
    Two EMP experts told Secrets that the EMP flashed through earth's typical orbit around the sun about two weeks before the planet got there. "The world escaped an EMP catastrophe," said Henry Cooper, who lead strategic arms negotiations with the Soviet Union under President Reagan, and who now heads High Frontier, a group pushing for missile defense. "There had been a near-miss about two weeks ago, a Carrington-class coronal mass ejection crossed the orbit of the Earth and basically just missed us," said Peter Vincent Pry, who served on the Congressional EMP Threat Commission from 2001-2008. He was referring to...
  • Self Defense in Survival Situations

    07/19/2013 6:01:07 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 7/18/13 | Selco
    Some things never gonna change, there is always gonna be violence and stupid people. Self defense for me was when I did not have any other option left and when only option was to shoot and kill. For example if I could not run away, or hide very good not to be seen. I would use any other option first, last option was to shoot. Attacking them meant when I shoot first, even if I had other options to use first. In reality if I wanted to confront them I would attack them, if I did not want I would...
  • This Is What Crisis Feels Like: A Personal Story: “It All Changed. Literally Within A Day…”

    06/13/2013 4:56:04 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6/12/13 | Simon Black
    On December 1, 2001, Argentina’s economy was in trouble. Unemployment was high, debt was high, and recession had taken hold. But life was somewhat ‘normal’. Basic services still functioned. And no one had to really worry about… food. Or water. Then it all changed. Literally within a day. On December 2nd, our bankrupt government imposed measures that essentially froze everyone’s bank accounts. You can just imagine– one day having access to your funds, and the next day being completely cut off. Within a matter of days, people were out in the streets doing battle with the police. The government soon...
  • Hardened Security: They Can’t Get In – But Can You Get Out?

    05/31/2013 8:24:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Survival Mom ^ | 5/31/13 | Thomas Bryant
    It is imperative to harden the security of your home or business. We all want to keep the bad guys away from our families and our stuff – But, you should NEVER add any security measure to a door or window without thinking about how to get out. This is a big LIFE SAFETY concern. For example, installing a deadbolt lock is one of the most effective ways to harden a door. What if the deadbolt you installed has a keyhole on the inside and outside of the door (double-cylinder)? Do you know where the key is and is it...
  • Building Your Bugout Bag: The Complete Infographic Checklist

    04/30/2013 1:11:03 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    SHTF ^ | The Prepper Project
    Looking for a bug out bag checklist to make sure your bug out bag isn’t lacking anything critical? Instead of another long written post about bug out bags, we thought we’d put one out there in pictorial form. Hope this gives you a few ideas on items you haven’t checked off your bug out bag checklist quite yet. We know one bug out bag isn’t right for every occasion, but this is how we are packing our bags for a TEOTWAWKI scenario.
  • Preparedness & Household Consumable Supplies

    04/26/2013 1:17:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 185 replies
    Survivng Argentina ^ | 4/22/13 | FerFal
    we've slowly accumulated a stock of pretty much everything one buys at a store from dry and canned food stuffs, to other goods like storage bags, wrapping paper, soap, laundry detergent, cleaners, tooth brushes, paper products, and so on and on. We've really gone out of our way to identify everything that might be applicable, even if they are items we use only irregularly. When we run out of something, we check storage, pull out another one if we have it, and add it to the shopping list - so that when we go shopping, we are mostly replenishing storage...
  • This Boston mom was ready for the worst

    04/26/2013 12:53:29 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    I wanted to reach out to you because I found your website last fall when I was bracing for a hurricane and had a 3 week old. I had not thought before he arrived about what to do in an emergency. But since finding you I have slowly begun to change some things for long term storage and safety for my family.
  • When the Time Comes, You Will Have a Defining Moment

    04/25/2013 3:44:49 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 70 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/24/13 | Norse Prepper
    In the movie Tin Cup, Roy McAvoy played by Kevin Costner states “I hit it again because that shot was a defining moment, and when a defining moment comes along, you define the moment… or the moment defines you.”