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  • South Florida Survivalists Prepare for the Apocalypse

    04/28/2012 11:14:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 106 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Thursday, Apr 26 2012 | Stefan Kamph
    Jorge Villa was an exporter with an engineering degree from the University of Miami when Hurricane Andrew struck Kendall in 1992. As the storm arrived, he took his pregnant wife and the rest of his family to a warehouse space across from the Tamiami airport. It was a clear, breezy evening. He bolted the roll-down door, and the family laid out sleeping bags. By 1 a.m., he could hear the ventilation fans being ripped off the roof. By 2 a.m., it sounded like a freight train was running over the building. The rooms filled with water. His wife felt like...
  • Economic Nostradamus: We Are Literally Witnessing A Collapse

    04/28/2012 10:36:01 AM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-28-2012 | Mac Salvo
    Economic Nostradamus: We Are Literally Witnessing a Collapse Mac Slavo April 27th, 2012 With the Presidential election cycle in full swing our incumbent administration, the media, and their financial pundits continue to maintain that the US economy’s green shoots have blossomed into fields of golden sunflowers. Despite what we’re being told, however, the actual data tells a stunningly different story. Richard Yamarone, a senior economist for Bloomberg Brief, has been called an economic Nostradamus for his prescient forecasting of the 2008 financial crisis, and now he’s warning that the worst is not over. In a recent interview with King World...
  • 5 Apocalypse Scenarios Governments Have Actually Addressed

    04/17/2012 10:34:47 AM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    Mental Floss.com ^ | 4-16-2012 | Kathy Benjamin
    <p>In a creative move meant to draw attention to how to deal with more likely emergencies, last May the Centers for Disease Control posted tips for how to successfully survive a zombie invasion. The timing was perfect: apocalypse discussion was already popular since an End Times pastor had announced the world would end on May 21, and a more realistic danger, hurricane season, was starting on June 1.</p>
  • Armageddon Medicine

    04/04/2012 9:17:28 AM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Armageddon Medicine.net ^ | 1-27-2011 | Cynthia J. Koelker, MD
    Armageddon Medicine By Cynthia J. Koelker, MD January 27, 2011 What if the unthinkable happens? World War III? Total economic collapse? Worldwide plague? A 2012 asteroid collision? Biblical Armageddon? Assuming you’re fortunate enough to live through the initial event, will you be able to care for yourself in an era of no doctors, no hospitals, no pharmacies? Perhaps a few physicians will survive as well, but where are they? Can the few remaining assume care for the devastated population? 2012. It’s upon us. Is it a real or imaged threat? What about our not-so-friendly nuclear neighbors? Or a flu pandemic...
  • In Gold We Trust

    04/03/2012 1:11:47 AM PDT · by EnglishCon · 10 replies
    04/03/2012 | EnglishCon
    There is an old urban legend about some US coins winding up with "In Gold We Trust" replacing "In God We Trust" stamped on them. Not terribly believable, given that the coin dies are checked multiple times prior to being used, but sure, it is possible. Maybe one of the die makers slipped one to a friend working the coining press as a joke. Even the ever reliable Snopes.com has neither confirmed or denied it. It is raises an interesting question though. Why gold? It's value is highly variable, it is heavy and bulky to carry. Sure, it is one...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Read Between The Lines: Hollywood Mogul Buys 2,600 Acres Of Farmland; Moving To New Zealand

    02/01/2012 8:54:40 PM PST · by blam · 72 replies · 1+ views
    SHTF Plan ^ | Mac Slavo
    Read Between The Lines: Hollywood Mogul Buys 2,600 Acres Of Farmland; Moving To New Zealand Mac Slavo February 1st, 2012 James Cameron, the Hollywood producer responsible for blockbuster films like Terminator, Titanic and Avatar, is reportedly preparing to exit stage left. While the move for the Canadian born Cameron may initially be perceived as a rejection or denouncement of American policies and ideals, Cameron, who has made campaign donations to the Democrat Party in the past, most notably during the 2004 Presidential election where he supported democrat John Kerry, may have ulterior motivations, as evidenced by where he’s planning on...
  • What You Know

    01/22/2012 9:00:37 AM PST · by EnglishCon · 17 replies
    EnglishCon ^ | 01/22/12 | EnglishCon
    I play with various TSHTF scenarios all the time. Anything from a worldwide plague to a zombie apocalypse to WW3. It is both my delight as a writer, and my duty as a father. Most are, objectively, ridiculous. Zombies don't exist, the chances of a war are still small, thanks to MAD being the default defense, and it is highly unlikely that a team of miners will release Fenrir any time soon(1). Yet I am concerned enough by the probables - an economic melt down with the associated unrest and possible dictatorship - to take precautions. A stockpile of food,...
  • Subculture of Americans prepares for civilization's collapse

    01/21/2012 9:20:17 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 123 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | By Jim Forsyth
    When Patty Tegeler looks out the window of her home overlooking the Appalachian Mountains in southwestern Virginia, she sees trouble on the horizon. "In an instant, anything can happen," she told Reuters. "And I firmly believe that you have to be prepared." Tegeler is among a growing subculture of Americans who refer to themselves informally as "preppers." Some are driven by a fear of imminent societal collapse, others are worried about terrorism, and many have a vague concern that an escalating series of natural disasters is leading to some type of environmental cataclysm. They are following in the footsteps of...
  • Are Guns & Ammo The New Gold? Why More Americans Than Ever Before Are Arming Themselves

    12/23/2011 8:22:49 AM PST · by Daffynition · 30 replies
    Ammo.net ^ | Dec. 23,2010 | unknown
    The threat of a U.S. double dip recession coupled with this summer's debt debacle in Washington - and the subsequent failure of the so-called "debt supercommittee" - has many ordinary Americans looking at gold as a safe store of value. However, there's another commodity that historically has risen in price along with gold - and is potentially more useful in the event of a global crisis: Ammunition. [If this is an *old* article, I apologize; saw no date on it]
  • China's $300 billion fund a wake-up call to U.S.

    12/18/2011 4:50:45 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    China's plan for a new $300 billion sovereign wealth fund is as much a warning to Washington as it is a body blow to Brussels. It's the clearest sign yet of Beijing's waning faith in bonds issued by Europe and the United States. Europe's festering debt debacle, record low yields on U.S. Treasuries and a depreciating dollar all add weight to the view in China that the time is ripe to change investment tack. "China has decided that real assets are better than broken debt fix promises and low interest rates," says Paul Markowski, president of MES Advisers and a...
  • Owner Returns To Looted Store (must see video)

    12/18/2011 3:36:58 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 112 replies · 2+ views
    PHILADELPHIA - A North Philadelphia shop owner said he had no words to describe his emotions upon returning from India, where he had attended his mother’s funeral, to discover his store had been looted and vandalized. Bhupinder Cheema had operated a small convenience store near Germantown Avenue and West Cumberland Street, and had invested thousands of dollars into the business. Over the course of trip to Indian, which lasted several weeks, word spread through the neighborhood that the store had been left unattended.
  • Ready for Life ‘Off the Grid’?: GBTV Launches Reality Show ‘Independence U.S.A.’

    12/14/2011 5:47:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-13-11 | Scott Baker
    Concerned that the economy could collapse? Or that a natural disaster could wipe out our infrastructure? So is Frank, and he is doing something about it! Believing that America has become too reliant on a crumbling foundation, Frank is preparing his family for life “off the grid,” admiring the way people lived in the 19th century. Like them, he longs to become completely independent. So he is embarking on one project at a time hoping to prepare his family for the worst, such as building a car that runs on wood in case gasoline supplies are interrupted, becoming expert hunters...
  • FDA Set to Ban Your Supplements

    12/02/2011 9:07:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Big Health Report ^ | December 1, 2011 | BHR
    The FDA has issued a proposed mandate that represents the greatest threat to dietary supplements since 1994. Back in the early 1990s, consumers were so alarmed by FDA bullying that they staged a massive revolt. The result was that Congress passed a law prohibiting the FDA from banning popular nutrients (as the agency had threatened to do). There was, however, a loophole in the 1994 law. The FDA was given authority to regulate ingredients introduced after October 15, 1994. It has been 17 years, but the FDA just issued draconian proposals as to how it intends to regulate what it...
  • Are You Prepared For What’s Coming?

    11/16/2011 1:18:45 PM PST · by blam · 106 replies · 1+ views
    The Market Oracle UK ^ | November 16, 2011 | Michael Burnham
    Are You Prepared For What’s Coming? Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2011 Nov 16, 2011 - 05:35 AM Michael A Burnham writes: The US$ is the world reserve currency and a huge amount of it is used in international commerce and held in foreign banks. What is the real value of the US$ or any currency for that matter? Money is no longer backed by gold or anything other than “good faith”, thus coined “fiat currency". Whenever the US Treasury runs short of money, it auctions Treasury notes…IOUs. But since there are fewer interested buyers in the world today, it then...
  • James Wesley, Rawles' New Book: "Survivors"

    11/08/2011 5:24:29 PM PST · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    The New American ^ | 11-7-11 | James Heiser
    Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse is the second volume in Rawles’ series of novels about the coming collapse of American society — and the global economy. Survivors — like his previous novel, Patriots — is set in the very near future, in a time which Rawles calls “The Crunch.” The Crunch is the time in which the all the “bills” of living in a post-industrial, post-agricultural nation built on fiat money have “come due.” With the vast majority of its citizens addicted to the unsustainable, post-modern “American way of life” — a life defined by an ignorance of...
  • Christian Survivalists Losing Faith in the Future

    11/07/2011 7:54:24 PM PST · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Off the Grid ^ | 11/6/11 | LYDIA POLZER
    As of today, Todd Ganovski doesn’t think the world will end anytime soon. But he does believe that trouble — either a natural disaster or economic crisis — is coming. And he thinks God wants him to help people prepare for it. Ganovski is co-founder of Emergency Provision, an eBay site based in Tennessee that sells emergency food supplies online and through church networks. He thinks recent disasters like the flood in Nashville, the tsunami in Japan and the earthquake in Washington, D.C., are signs from God that a major disaster is on the way. “If it does happen, I...
  • Any Prepping shows on television?

    11/07/2011 4:35:49 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    A few years back, there was a show on the Discovery Channel called "The Colony" about a group of people in a post-apocalyptic world who had to survive on their own. A few years back, there was also a show on PBS about some people who were taken out to the great plains where they had to live like the original settlers. Anyone know of any shows this season which are similar?