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  • Heads up: This weekend Sam’s club is having an open house, a good opportunity to stock up. (Vanity)

    04/12/2011 1:04:18 PM PDT · by GYL2 · 25 replies
    Sam's club ^ | April 12, 2011 | Vanity
    Vanity head up: This weekend one of the Discount club stores is having an open house - a good opportunity to stock up without a paper trail. “Spring Taste of Sam’s Club Open House is coming, 4/15-4/17, each day 11am-6pm. No non-Member upcharges during this event, so bring a friend! “ Sometimes it’s useful to buy in bulk, but typically you need to have a membership – this is one occasion when you can get those member prices, without letting everyone know you’re prepping.
  • UN: Food prices hit record high in February (Prepper Ping!)

    03/03/2011 4:59:06 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies
    ROME (AP) -- Global food prices are the highest in 20 years and could increase further because of rising oil prices stemming from the unrest in Libya and the Mideast, a U.N. agency warned Thursday. Skyrocketing food prices have been among the triggers for protests in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere, and raised fears of a repeat of the food price crises in 2007 and 2008. Some experts point to key differences compared to those years: for one, the price of rice, a dominant component of regular diets in many parts of the world, is much lower today. Still, aid group...
  • 2011 Egg Production in the Chicken McMansion

    02/28/2011 7:00:12 PM PST · by Bean Counter · 45 replies
    February 28, 2011 | BC
    February is done and I have tallied numbers for my backyard coop egg production for the month. I recorded my 2010 egg production on a different thread here... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2618506/posts JAN 2011 128 Eggs 4.129/Day A.E.: 62.37 G 7983 G. Total 281.592 Oz. 17.6 lbs. Feb 2011 133 eggs 4.75/Day A.E.: 62.21 G 8274 G. Total 291.857 Oz. 18.24 lbs. NOTES: * A.E.= Average Egg (Weight in Grams) * 1 Oz.= 28.3495 Grams
  • Suburban Survivalists Begin Hoarding Food, Water and Weapons. Here’s How to Get Started

    02/17/2011 9:03:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 80 replies
    Technorati ^ | 2/17/11 | Kim Bauer
    A new breed of survivalists is emerging in this country. I affectionately refer to them as Suburban Survivalists. She (yes, she) is most likely a minivan driving soccer mom who spends most of her time running the household, brushing up on her survival skills by watching Bear Grylls, and practicing target shooting on the weekends. Advertisers already know the power and influence of these women. They make almost 80% of the family purchasing decisions, thus wielding significant power over a large portion of the GDP. While the husband is bringing home the bacon, she is figuring out how she can...
  • Prepare To Give Up All Private Data For Any Gold Purchase Over $100

    02/19/2011 4:25:15 AM PST · by RobertClark · 30 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 02/18/2011 | Tyler Durden
    A week ago, when we reported on a move by the Dutch central bank that ordered a pension fund to forcibly reduce its gold holdings, we speculated that "this latest gold confiscation equivalent event is most certainly coming to a banana republic near you." And while we got the Banana republic right, the event that we are about to describe is not necessarily identical. It is much worse. A bill proposed in the State of Washington (House Bill 1716), by representatives Asay, Hurst, Klippert, Pearson, and Miloscia, whose alleged purpose is to regulate secondhand gold dealers, seeks to capture "the...
  • Are The Wild Teacher Protests A Prelude To The Economic Riots That Are Coming To America?

    02/18/2011 4:54:48 AM PST · by blam · 102 replies
    Are The Wild Teacher Protests In Wisconsin A Prelude To The Economic Riots That Are Coming To America?Feburary 18, 2011 Have you seen video of the teacher protests that are going on in Wisconsin? We haven't seen anything like this in America in quite some time. If you haven't seen video of the protests yet, some very good raw footage is posted below. On the one hand it is good to see Americans coming together and standing up for what they believe in, but on the other hand what these teachers are freaking out about shows just how much America...
  • Food prices at dangerous levels, says World Bank (Prepper Ping!)

    02/15/2011 1:00:36 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    The World Bank says food prices are at "dangerous levels" and have pushed 44 million more people into poverty since last June. According to the latest edition of its Food Price Watch, prices rose by 15% in the four months between October 2010 and January this year. Food price inflation is felt disproportionately by the poor, who spend over half their income on food. The Bank called on this week's G20 meeting to address the problem. The World Bank's president, Robert Zoellick, said in a statement: "Global food prices are rising to dangerous levels and threaten tens of millions of...
  • Stunning Response "Dirty Bombs (Nuclear) have been stopped at our border" it appears

    02/14/2011 10:54:48 AM PST · by Scythian · 148 replies
    But almost immediately after giving that answer, Hallor and Blacher were interrupted by a public affairs official from CBP, forcing Hallor to try and clarify his answer. Still, the clarification was telling ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sSnxge6BGA Glenn Beck to cover this tonight.
  • A High-Mobility 72 Hour Kit

    03/24/2010 4:12:18 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 215 replies · 3,096+ views
    03/24/2010 | noumenon
    Most of this gear is off-the-shelf and relatively cheap. Check out Cabela’s, CheaperThanDirt.com or SportsMansGuide.com for the best deals.Assumptions: 1. Civil unrest ensues. 2. Communications go down. 3. You may have to fight your way out of wherever you are. or on the way to your destination. 4 You may have to abandon your vehicle 5. You may have to walk to a prearranged safe place or rendezvous/rally point. 6. You will move quickly and not ‘camp out’. Rest, yes. Camp, no. 7. The weather may suck - majorly. Hot, cold, wet, snowy. Strategy assumes that you may lose your...
  • Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down

    01/31/2011 9:10:22 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 101 replies
    pcworld ^ | January 31, 2011 | By Patrick Miller, David Daw, PCWorld
    These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it’s organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we’ve seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet connection can be the first to go. Whether you’re trying to check in with your family, contact your friends, or simply spread the word, here are a few ways to build some basic network connectivity when you can’t rely on your cellular or landline Internet connections.
  • Sequential food storage Part 4 Cycling through your supplies.

    01/14/2011 8:59:56 AM PST · by Doctor Prepper · 54 replies
    N/A | Jan 14, 2011 | Doctor Prepper
    If you’ve been keeping up with being prepared, then most likely you have made careful decisions on what to stockpile. The regular use and replenishment (‘Cycling’) of these supplies is an important part of this process. You will want to establish replacement time lines guided by use-by dates, grouping together supplies with a similar shelf life. Keep in mind that longer periods mean higher probabilities that they will be unusable in times of emergency. These are just a few examples of use-by dates from our own supplies. As with everything else, you will need to check though your supplies and...
  • Egg production for the Chicken McMansion

    10/31/2010 5:55:53 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 46 replies · 1+ views
    October 31, 2010 | Self
    Now that October is closing out, I have tallied my numbers and thought it might be interesting to discuss egg production year to date in our Chicken McMansion. June 2010: 2 eggs; 84 grams total; 2.963 oz.; .185 lbs July 2010: 86 eggs; 4415 grams total; 155.735 oz.; 9.733 lbs August 2010: 154 eggs; 8117 grams total; 286.319 oz; 17.895 lbs September 2010: 134 eggs; 7512 grams total; 264.978 oz.; 16.561 lbs October 2010: 140 eggs; 8923 grams total; 314.749 oz.; 19.67 lbs. To date, our coop has produced a total of 516 eggs weighing 64.044 pounds. (One ounce is...
  • Sequential food storage – Part 3 Buying out the store (Not really)

    12/30/2010 2:24:04 PM PST · by Doctor Prepper · 77 replies · 163+ views
    N/A | Dec 30, 2010 | Doctor Prepper
    So you’ve begun or are beginning the essential process of obtaining and storing foods and supplies. And you’ve done your first assessment of what you will need. In this article, we will discuss the in-and outs of the buying process. It should go without saying that you need to follow good dietary guidelines using the four food groups when making your plans. Now, there are certain advantages to buying your supplies on an incremental basis instead of all at once. Incremental buying doesn’t require as much of an outlay of cash and it doesn’t attract as much attention. The Importance...
  • Nevada Public Employee Retirement Increases, Unfunded Liability Climbs To $10 Billion

    12/25/2010 5:41:43 PM PST · by redreno · 64 replies · 1+ views
    nevadanewsbureau ^ | 12:57 pm November 10th, 2010 | By Sean Whaley
    CARSON CITY – Nevada’s public employee retirement system will require increased contributions from the state and local governments next year to maintain the long-term financial health of the defined benefit plan, the board overseeing the program was told today. The contribution rate for regular employees will have to increase by 2.25 percentage points to 23.75 percent in the coming two years. The retirement system covers 103,000 active public employees, including state workers, teachers and local government employees.
  • Top 10 Ways to Prepare for the Total Breakdown of Society Without Looking Like a (Complete) Lunatic

    12/21/2010 5:00:48 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 127 replies · 47+ views
    Mother Nature Network ^ | September, 2010 | Shea Gunther
    It's been a crazy past few years. We've seen gas prices hit all-time highs, been hit by major and catastrophic weather disasters, and watched as banks and major financial institutions disappear overnight in the midst of what appears to be an actual, real-life economic depression. Our stable, comfortable lives suddenly don't seem so stable any more. Here are 10 things you can do to improve your chances of riding out a major disaster without looking like a total lunatic. If you get all 10 of these items checked off, let me know so I can come crash at your place...
  • Carcinogen found in 31 of 35 cities' water supply (Prepper Ping!)

    Tap water in 31 of 35 American cities is highly contaminated by hexavalent chromium, otherwise known as chromium-6. That's according to a new study released today by the Environmental Working Group. While the dangerous carcinogen may be foreign sounding to most people, perhaps the name Erin Brockovich will ring a bell. After it was discovered that chromium-6 had poisoned the water supply of Hinkley, California, Brockovich helped bring about a lawsuit that ultimately ended in 1996 with the utility company, Pacific Gas & Electric, paying more than $330 million in damages. (See the latest on chromium-6 in Hinkley here.) Norman,...
  • Sequential food storage – Part 2 Assessing your family’s needs.

    12/17/2010 12:09:03 PM PST · by Doctor Prepper · 41 replies · 2+ views
    N/A | Dec 17, 2010 | Doctor Prepper
    Introduction. Part one of these articles introduced the concept of sequential food storage. This will deal with how you can assess your lifestyle so that if the TSHTF you will have a relatively new stock of food and supplies that will be useful to you and your family. Some have compared this process to doing the laundry. It is an ongoing process that is vital to you and your family’s survival in an emergency. I realize that it’s that this isn’t as interesting as it could be, but as Napoleon Bonaparte once said “An army marches on its stomach”. It...
  • Sequential Food Storage Part I - The skinny on avoiding the skinny. (Please Read!!)

    12/10/2010 11:51:24 AM PST · by Doctor Prepper · 46 replies · 2+ views
    N/A | Dec 10, 2010 | Doctor Prepper
    Anyway, I can hear all Y’all saying, “What in Tarnation is Old Doctor Prepper rambling about?” Well, here it is: We all need to provide for our families on a budget and provide food they will eat and; as a little side note, not get certain parties (Ahem) noticing what we are all doing. This is a system developed to do just that. Survival experts will tell you to “Store what you eat, and eat what you store”, But what does that really mean? This saying means buying food and supplies and storing them for the approximate time of their...
  • 10 Things Every Home Should Have For Short-term Survival

    12/08/2010 7:33:31 AM PST · by Doctor Prepper · 207 replies · 2+ views
    Human events ^ | 12/07/2010 | Skip Coryell
    1. Guns! Shotgun – most commonly a simple 12-gauge pump (20-gauge if weaker-statured people will be using it.) Pistol – If you live in a state where it’s legal to own/carry a pistol for self defense, then you should be doing it. Battle Rifle – We’re talking those mean, state-of-the art, misnamed “assault” rifles. Mine’s in .223 caliber, and I make no excuses for it. It’s accurate out to long distances, accepts a 30-round magazine, and puts out a high rate of suppressive fire. And make sure you have plenty of ammo. (We’re talking thousands of rounds. No one ever...
  • Top 10: Essential Items to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

    12/03/2010 9:15:29 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 166 replies · 4+ views
    There’s nothing worse than getting caught in the middle of a Zombie Apocalypse empty handed. Tools are key to survival, and especially when your survival depends on a war waged with the living dead. Here is a list of 10 essential items to survive a Zombie Apocalypse.