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  • ‘More and more unusual’: Tunnels, wiring, chemicals found at Bethesda house fire site

    09/27/2017 4:58:08 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 37 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | September 26, 2017 6:01 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire rapidly, said Montgomery County Fire Battalion Chief Dan Ogren. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service) WASHINGTON — Investigators are still working to find what caused a house fire that killed a man in Bethesda earlier this month. But the investigation is far from routine after investigators found tunnels, chemicals and wiring in the basement. “The conditions in the basement became more and more unusual as the investigation went on,” Montgomery County Fire Chief Dan Ogren said Tuesday in describing the site of the house fire on Danbury Road. Firefighters responded at around...
  • How to Survive the Apocalypse

    09/23/2017 10:44:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 88 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/23/17 | ALEX WILLIAMS
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  • 'How do we survive?': fearful Californians prepare for nuclear attack

    09/15/2017 9:04:18 AM PDT · by familyop · 125 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 15 September 2017 | Andrew Gumbel in Long Beach, California
    Hal Kempfer, a noted international security expert, is getting a roomful of California public health officials and emergency responders to think about the unthinkable – a nuclear bomb exploding at the port of Long Beach, about four miles away...News out of North Korea has created a mini-bonanza for local manufacturers of nuclear fallout shelters. But more important to the vast bulk of the population, Kempfer says, is having some rudimentary knowledge of what it means to “shelter in place"...Sandy Wedgeworth, the public health emergency management coordinator, said she and her staff felt energized, not depressed, by what they learned from...
  • Venezuela's new plan to beat hunger: Breed rabbits

    09/14/2017 11:09:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 14, 2017 | Reuters Staff
    CARACAS - Venezuela’s government this week urged citizens to see rabbits as more than “cute pets” as it defended a plan to breed and eat them even as the opposition says this would do nothing to end chronic food shortages. The “Rabbit Plan” is an effort by the government of President Nicolas Maduro to boost food availability. Authorities have also taught citizens to plant food on roofs and balconies of their homes. Maduro’s adversaries dismiss such ideas as nonsensical, insisting the real problem is a failed model of oil-financed socialism that was unable to survive after crude markets collapsed. The...
  • [S. Korea] 'Prepper' emerging as catchword amid N. Korea threat

    09/10/2017 2:07:11 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Korea Times ^ | September 10, 2017 | Lee Min-hyung
    'Prepper' emerging as catchword amid N. Korea threat Seen in this photo is a collection of emergency items. They include combat rations, a self-powered radio and a first-aid kit. / Korea Times file By Lee Min-hyung "Prepper," or a person who believes a catastrophic disaster will come in the near future, is emerging as a catchword in South Korea, amid growing military uncertainties over North Korea's missile and nuclear threats. The number of doomsday pessimists is rapidly growing here, as is shown from the number of relevant YouTube videos and their views. In particular, Kang Yoo-mi, a famous female comedian,...
  • North Korea openly threatens EMP attack for the first time, changing the game

    09/03/2017 8:16:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 435 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | SEPTEMBER 03, 201 | ANTHONY FUREY
    North Korea openly threatens EMP attack for the first time, changing the game BY ANTHONY FUREY, POSTMEDIA NETWORK The news Sunday morning that North Korea had launched what appeared to be its sixth nuclear test and most powerful one to date is troubling enough. But a statement from the rogue regime took things to a whole new level. The North said it had tested an H-bomb that was “a multi-functional thermonuclear nuke with great destructive power which can be detonated at high altitudes for super-powerful EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack according to strategic goals.” This is the first time it has...
  • Hurricane Irma Live Thread

    09/04/2017 2:02:19 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 2,083 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | NHC/NOAA | NHC/NOAA
    While thoughts and prayers are with our Texas FRiends and neighbors, we are at the peak of the Atlantic Tropical Storm season. Hurricane Irma continues its trek from Cape Verde across the pond and toward the Hebert Box (see below). People with interests in the Southeastern U.S. and Gulf of Mexico should be alert to the forecast path updates for this powerful storm. It is important to note that the average NHC track errors are about 175 and 225 statute miles at days 4 and 5, respectively. Hurricane Irma originally had a small wind field. In the past 24 hours,...
  • New York's forgotten fallout shelters back in spotlight amid N. Korea threat

    08/14/2017 8:04:34 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies
    france24.com ^ | 8/12/17 | Sam Ball
    On a sunny August Friday, people stream past the ornate, Art Deco US Post Office building in Manhattan's East Village, where its forlorn and faded "Fallout Shelter" plaque is an ominous reminder, however distant, of today's nuclear threat. The yellow and white metal sign on the Cooper Station Post Office is one of perhaps thousands that can be found scattered throughout the city -- largely forgotten relics of the days when the threat of annihilation via a Soviet nuclear attack seemed like a very real and terrifying proposition. But as the war of words between US President Donald Trump and...
  • Big Plans on the Hard Left for November 4

    08/16/2017 6:43:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 16, 2017 | J.R. Dunn
    One thing overlooked in the uproar over Charlottesville is that this was, evidently, merely a dress rehearsal for a much larger-scale effort planned for this Autumn. Activist groups on the left evidently have something big in store for November 4th. The idea seems to be a revival of the 1971 “Days of Rage” – an effort to shut down the country as a whole to force a change in government. Thanks to one of many political mailing lists that AT finds itself on, we received an email last Sunday from the “Stop Mass Incarceration Network,” a little-known left-wing agitation group,...
  • Question on Canning for SHTF

    08/12/2017 2:00:52 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 117 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Aug 12, 2017 | Vanity
    I either read or dreamed that I read in one of the SHTF preparedness manuals that one of the religious orders usually has a canning facility set up in their halls so members can get ready for the future and save via economy of scale. Was that the Jehova's Witnesses? Can nonbelievers use their facility?
  • Preparing for the eclipse!!

    08/19/2017 12:06:21 PM PDT · by djf · 155 replies
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    OK! I am getting ready to drive the 200 miles or so south towards Salem/Eugene Oregon. I figured it's also a good time to test my survival skills, somewhat lightly. So far I have packed: three cans of Chef Boyardee, three cans of sardines, two cans of Dinty moore stew. Forks and knives and spoons as well. A garbage bag for the empty cans. My three cameras, well, two cell phones and an older Vivitar camera. I have an extra gallon of gas in my trunk, plus oil and ATF. Anything else? Any hints/tips?
  • Musings On The After-Eclipse

    08/23/2017 5:43:07 PM PDT · by DuncanWaring · 70 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 23 August 2017 | Karl Denninger
    My daughter and I drove up to Andersen, SC for the eclipse, leaving Sunday early in the morning and hanging out there Sunday afternoon and evening.Let me first put an accolade out to the Hilton Garden Inn -- great people, and very accommodating.  We wound up having to run-n-gun at the last minute as one nasty cloud threatened to obliterate our shots of the totality, but that gamble paid big; we were able to get into the clear with time remaining, and were set up and "on-point" about 3-4 minutes before totality was achieved.The totality itself was surreal.  Photographs, no matter how...
  • Houston Officials Shunned US Army Corps Warnings Days Before Harvey; Alerted 100K+ Homes (tr)

    08/29/2017 5:07:42 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 192 replies
    truepundit ^ | 8/28/2017 | truepundit
    The mayor of Houston and Harris County officials were advised two days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall that the storm was brewing into a likely “catastrophic” 5-day weather event that would flood at least 100,000 homes and paralyze Houston. Yet city and county officials refused to call for a mandatory or even voluntary evacuation of Houston. The result: Houston and parts of Harris county look like flooded battlefields, with residents clinging to rooftops of their homes while rescue workers — both professional and volunteer — risk their lives to save untold thousands in distress. Houston and Harris county’s four commissioners...
  • Resourceful Dog Walks Away With Bag Of Dog Food After Hurricane Harvey

    08/28/2017 6:52:02 AM PDT · by ETL · 50 replies
    HuffPost (their article had best headline) ^ | August 27, 2017 | Carla Herreria
    The morning after Hurricane Harvey tore into Texas, Gulf Coast residents were already trying to prepare for life after the destructive storm ― including Otis, the dog. Tiele Dockens was checking out the damage for friends and family in Sinton, north of Corpus Christi, when she saw Otis on the street carrying a large bag of dog food. “It was after the storm this morning when I went to town to check damage on properties,” Dockens told HuffPost on Saturday. “Lots of people were out in their yards and streets cleaning up branches, trees and debris.” To Dockens, the golden...
  • VANITY - Hurricane Harvey. Evac or stay in place?

    08/28/2017 7:11:30 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 94 replies
    Vanity | Aug 28 2017 | Steven Tyler
    Well it's not over. That said, what do Big City Freepers recommend??? 1) Bug out and head for high ground and get stuck in traffic 2) Get cases of water/chlorine tablets and pull that inflatable fishing boat out of storage 3) something else?
  • Forbes Says Self-Reliant Homesteaders Are “Delusional” and “Mooching” Off “Civil Society”

    08/03/2017 10:21:02 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 97 replies
    Organic Prepper, the ^ | 31 July 2017
    It’s always interesting reading when someone smug and sanctimonious writes a clueless diatribe about another group of people being smug and sanctimonious. So when I saw that an economist for Moody’s and Forbes had written an op-ed calling self-reliant homesteaders “delusional,” I knew I’d be in for some misinformed hilarity. The article, entitled, “Dear Homesteaders, Self-Reliance Is a Delusion” was published a couple of days ago on the Forbes website. You’ll be forewarned that the article won’t be deep in the first paragraph, when the author presents his claim to knowledge about self-reliant living comes from the fact that he...
  • Here’s how most Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds in 2016, and how to make sure it...

    02/21/2017 1:09:09 AM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 21, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Here’s how most Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds in 2016, and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again in 2017 In early 2017, a nationwide survey of the people of Venezuela showed that during the year 2016, almost 75% of the population had lost weight due to not having enough food, and that their average weight loss was 19 pounds.Before I explain how this came to happen, I want to start out by explaining what did not cause this to happen.Many media outlets have been blaming Venezuela’s food shortages on the 2014 collapse in the price of oil....
  • 15 Actionable Tips for Staying Safe During Times of Civil Unrest

    02/04/2017 6:48:07 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 60 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 3 Feb, 2017 | Brian Lenney
    Since the Donald entered the White House, America has gone from bad to worse as far as violence goes. The rise of mob violence, riots, and outright targeting of people by domestic terrorist groups – like Antifa, Communists, Black Lives Matter, and other Soros-funded radical far-left groups – isn’t to be taken lightly. We saw Berkeley blow up in riots because Milo Yiannopoulos was invited to speak there. We saw mobs rioting in Portland. We saw Washington D.C. trashed at the Women’s March and inauguration riots, and we saw violent leftists attack people at a College Republicans event at NYU...
  • Germans rush to buy illegal firearms and GRENADES to 'protect themselves from migrants'

    02/04/2017 11:40:41 AM PST · by rktman · 59 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/3/2017 | Gareth Davies
    Germans have been arming themselves with illegal guns and grenades to protect themselves from migrants. A website calling itself Migrant Fright was discreetly selling what it describes as first-class quality goods so that its customers can avoid 'annoying bureaucratic hurdles or annoying paperwork'. The website has since been closed down, but Germans who have already received the weapons in the post, are practicing firing the guns in their back gardens in preparation for potentially aiming it at a prospective terrorist.
  • TECH BLACKOUT: Huge Solar Storm Which Could WIPE OUT Modern Technology Expected by 2020

    12/01/2016 10:12:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Wed, Nov 30, 2016 | Sean Martin
    THERE is a one in eight chance that the Earth will be hit by a huge solar storm by 2020 which could potentially leave the world without Internet, phone service and many more services that modern-day humans rely on. Researchers have warned that there is roughly a 12 per cent chance that a solar storm could smash into Earth by the end of the decade. The powerful event would likely be as huge as the Carrington Event, which occurred on 1859. The solar storm which hit 150 years ago was so powerful that its southern auroras could be seen as...