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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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?
  • 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 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...
  • Vintage Projects (pdf plans for machine shops, home shops, and rec projects

    11/02/2011 1:38:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies ^ | 2011 | Vintage Projects
    Our goal is to preserve the inspired DIY spirit of the past. Our free project reprints cover farm machines, the woodshop, machine shop, boats, archery and more. These vintage plans come from a half-century ago when do-it-yourself enthusiasts turned wood, metal and old motors into useful workhorses, functional tools, and toys.
  • The Prepper Movement: Why Are Millions Of Preppers Preparing Feverishly For TEOTWAWKI

    10/26/2011 8:06:21 AM PDT · by blam · 71 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10-26-2011 | The American Dream
    The Prepper Movement: Why Are Millions Of Preppers Preparing Feverishly For The End Of The World As We Know It? The American Dream October 26th, 2011 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...

    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>
  • How to Hide ‘Treasure’ just in case…….

    09/02/2011 3:40:05 PM PDT · by E Tor · 34 replies
    How to Hide ‘Treasure’ just in case……. Everyone has at least some metallic items they would like to hide away some place for safekeeping. Some are just round precious metal objects, others are hand held items and still others are long pieces. Some will say that the time to hide away these items is really the time to bring them out. And while there is a bit of truth to that, it is still wise to have back up items if the need should arise. Introduction The best method to determine how to hide something is to take the viewpoint...
  • Key survival food preps

    09/02/2011 12:36:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Survival Boards ^ | 9/2/11 | Kevin
    When someone says “survival food preps” or “stockpiling survival food“, what do you think of? Do you think of tons of dried rice and beans stored in mylar bags? How about a basement full of #10 cans, does that come to mind? Or is it a combination of several things? When I was thinking of writing an article about survival food preps, the first thing that popped into my head was – MREs, canned goods and garden seeds. But where does perishable goods fit into that narrow picture? For the first week or so people are going to be eating...
  • The One Long Term Survival Tool Everyone Forgets.

    08/31/2011 3:47:21 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 108 replies
    08/31/2011 | Englishcon
    The One Long Term Survival Tool Everyone Forgets. OK, the SHTF big time, and it is going to be a very long time until things settle down. You, as a prepper, have your food, medication and fuel stores, your guns and ammo, your water and power needs sorted out and your retreat. You have even arranged allies amongst your neighbours. You are set to ride this thing out until things slowly get back to normal. Your garden is growing, and the odd intruding deer, raccoons and rabbits that fancy a free lunch are making a welcome addition to your meat...
  • Vanity: Global Warming is Conservative.

    08/27/2011 4:51:53 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 48 replies
    Englishcon | 08/27/2011 | EnglishCon
    I have been digging into global warming. The science, well, there are points on both sides, and I have no real interest in the debate. If the scientists in favor are right, I will be a century dead before it is a real problem. If they are not right, well it doesn't impact me apart from a miniscule amount on my taxes to pay for scientists to play with their slide rules. What I do want to talk about is how the MSM's global warming hysteria actually plays into Conservative hands, and why we should take this on and make...
  • We Are Totally Unprepared – Tremors Caused Mass Confusion, Panic

    08/25/2011 11:14:43 AM PDT · by blam · 78 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8-25-2011 | Mac Slavo
    We Are Totally Unprepared – Tremors Caused Mass Confusion, Panic Mac Slavo August 25th, 2011 The east coast earthquake(s) are just the latest example of how unprepared we are for an emergency or major disaster. Whether we’re talking about earthquakes, snow storms, hurricanes, floods, electrical outages or terrorist attacks, government officials, as well as individuals, have demonstrated time and again that we have a psychological inability to cope with high stress situations, a lack of foresight to stock emergency reserves, and have failed to prepare effective emergency response plans. Though we hardly felt any movement here in the city...
  • Storing rice beans and oats in mylar bags for shtf

    08/18/2011 12:19:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    Survivalist Boards ^ | 8/14/ | Kev
    My SHTF food preps include mylar bags, #10 cans, MREs and canned goods. In this article and video ware going to discuss making up 20 mylar bags of rice, beans, oatmeal,,,,, and various other items.
  • Clayton County Food Stamp Snafu Angers Many - Chaos in the Street! FOX 5

    08/15/2011 6:02:05 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 212 replies
    myfoxatlanta ^ | Aug 10, 2011 | JUSTIN GRAY
    The scenes from London aren't far off folks. Prepare now.
  • How to Make Homemade Chlorine Bleach

    08/10/2011 10:04:52 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 210 replies
    Preparedness Daily ^ | 8/10/11 | Tactical Intelligence
    One of the main components that you’ll want to have around the house (or apartment) during a SHTF situation is chlorine bleach. Not only can it be used for cleaning water (although boiling is hands down more effective and healthier) it is excellent for keeping things sanitary. Unfortunately, the average shelf life of liquid bleach (being stored between 50 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit) is around 6 months. After that, bleach will lose 20% of it’s strength at around the year mark and then 20% each year after that. So if you’re not vigilant about keeping it rotated, chances are when...
  • Collapse: “It Will Be Sudden and Very Painful”

    08/04/2011 12:39:17 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 89 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/4/11 | Mac Slavo
    While it’s too early to tell whether or not the destruction in stock markets will continue as it did in 2008, one thing is for sure – when the bottom finally falls out of this economy it’s going to come as a surprise to tens of millions of people who have been bamboozled by their trusted politicians and corporate elite. Today’s Dow Jones collapse of 350 points is but an indicator of the severe volatility and unmitigated destruction we can expect as this crisis enters the next phase. Former comptroller general of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) David Walker warns...
  • Gold & Silver Are Moving Higher… Much Higher! Says Analyst

    08/04/2011 8:57:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 08/04/2011 | Jeff Macke
    Every day is a good day to buy gold of late. It's an intoxicating state of affairs for those of us who already own the barbaric metal, which is exactly the problem. Being inordinately giddy over an investment, what Tony Montana called "getting high on your own supply", generally ends quite poorly. The question isn't so much whether or not gold has worked. It has. The question is if it's too late to enter or if this is a prudent time to take some profits. With the fundamentals widely understood, Breakout turned to technical analyst Peter Lee of UBS to...
  • Some Prepper/Survival Videos from The Patriot Nurse

    08/03/2011 3:56:55 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 29 replies
    The Patriot Nurse via You Tube ^ | May 5, 2010 | The Patriot Nurse
    FYI: I came across these videos this morning made by The Patriot Nurse. I'm not sure if they've been posted to FR before, but I did look through the archives as best I could. I've watched a couple of them. There are a few on You Tube made by this woman. Just passing along for those interested. I think she gives some good ideas. See links below for some of her videos--they'll link you to her other videos as well.
  • Gerald Celente: “Economic Martial Law Will Be Declared”

    08/01/2011 1:23:23 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    causapatet.blogspot ^ | 8/1/11 | Mac Slavo
    In his latest quarterly Trends Journal (Summer 2011), Gerald Celente provides us another “history of the future,” in which he discusses global economic, monetary, and political events as they happen and what their consequences will be for months, years and decades to come. As he has said before, it is only a matter of time before a major terror attack is executed in a major Western nation. And once it happens it will send shock waves throughout the world, leading to mass global panic and a further tightening of the noose around the necks of the populace: What will another...
  • Agenda 21 Update: Family Farms Are Under Attack

    07/31/2011 5:27:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/31/11 | Mike Opelka
    Is the US government starting to implement the policies of the United Nation’s plan for global management of people and resources known as Agenda 21? The latest efforts out of the Department of Transportation (DOT) seem to indicate this is happening. And they are starting by targeting America’s farming communities with costly and oppressive regulations. In Late May, the DOT proposed a rule change for farm equipment, and if it this allowed to take effect, it will place significant regulatory pressure on small farms and family farms all across America – costing them thousands of dollars and possibly forcing many...
  • The next 72hs: What last minute preps to take?

    07/31/2011 9:23:53 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 138 replies · 1+ views
    The Modern Survivalist ^ | 7/31/11 | FerFAL
    What you would be looking at would be civil unrest in most mayor US cities and thousands of minor ones as well. Once the images of people looting and getting away with it hit the TV you’re looking at thousands of bums thinking of doing the same thing and rushing out the door to the nearest store. That gets bad pretty fast. You’re talking about looting, fires, closed stores, destruction of vehicles and private property, and given US context some gang related activity taking advantage of the lawless situation as well to settle scores. While invasion of residential properties wont...
  • Doomsday Preppers Nat. Geo. Ch Airs:Sat. Jul 30 at 8 PM/ Sat. Jul 30 at 11PM/ Mon. Aug 1 11 AM

    07/29/2011 11:30:01 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 10 replies
    National Geographic Channel ^ | Alan Madison, Senior Producer
    With all that said, my time with these four families did influence my thinking about being prepared. Gliding the endless, overstocked aisles of my brightly lit supermarket, I inexplicably paused in front of the canned beans. "These, as all times, are uncertain," I mulled and started to reach for a can. Pictures of the families near the tsunami damaged nuclear power plant in Japan, evacuating their wind and water battered homes, quietly queuing up for food and water, seeped, like the radioactive water into the ocean, into my thoughts. I glanced around — I was alone. I fast plucked a...
  • Food Freedom Ordinance (Stevens County, Washington)

    07/22/2011 4:41:04 PM PDT · by djf · 25 replies
    Related Links Click here for PDF version Click here for Signing Locations  BE IT ORDAINED BY STEVENS COUNTY:  That the people of the State of Washington, domiciled on Stevens county, have unalienable and fundamental rights and among those rights are the rights to choose the local foods they produce; process or prepare; sell, purchase, or distribute; preserve and store for extended periods of time; and consume, for food or drink, for people or other life forms.BE IT FURTHERED ORDAINED BY STEVENS COUNTY:  That the purpose of this ordinance is to: 1.  Protect the unalienable and fundamental rights of individuals,...
  • Rapid Washer

    07/22/2011 8:44:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 66 replies
    YourTube ^ | 7/22/11 | Kartographer
    I just ran across this handy little device and wanted to share with my fellow Preppers: This washer uses a technique of pushing and pulling the water through the clothes, without excess friction (which also reduces the wear on your clothes). This washer uses minimal water and because of the agitation motion, less soap. Use in a bucket, sink or tub. It also rinses your clothes using fresh water. A great item to have with your emergency and outdoor supplies.
  • It Has Started: Wall Street Is Preparing For A Doomsday Scenario

    07/21/2011 7:26:09 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 7-21-2011 | ya Wachtel
    It Has Started: Wall Street Is Preparing For A Doomsday Scenario Katya Wachtel Jul. 21, 2011, 9:15 AM If you're simply looking at their public statements, Wall Streeters seem to be alarmed about the debt crisis, but don't appear to be sliding into panic mode. In fact, they're just really good actors. Across the financial sector, many are preparing for a debt doomsday scenario, in which the U.S does in fact default, the New York Times reports. Firms are "taking steps to reduce the risk of holding Treasury bonds or angling for ways to make profits from any possible upheaval."...
  • Chapman: ‘There Is No Question Now That the Game Is Over’

    07/20/2011 9:00:01 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    TheSHTFPlan ^ | 11/20/11 | Mac Slavo
    The American people are broke. When 25% of the people have no income coming in and prices for basic goods continue to rise, there will be no upward movement in the economy. Consumers cannot spend, because they have nothing left – their incomes have been eliminated and so too has their credit. The only hope for growth is more easing by the Fed and more stimulus from Congress, but even that is masking the problem. We may see positive GDP growth as a result, as we have “officially” seen in recent quarters, but this is strictly a mathematical result of...
  • Fed Preparing For US Default Says Plosser

    07/20/2011 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/20/11 | Tyler Durden
    That giant whooshing, and humming, sound you hear are all the printers at the basement of Marriner Eccles getting refills and start the warm up process. Because according to the Fed Charles Plosser the Federal Reserve is actively preparing for the possibility that the United States could default. Which can only mean one thing: an immediate paradrop of millions of $100 bricks to every man woman and child in the US since as we all know by know Tim Geithner has repeatedly confirmed the Treasury has absolutely no default plans. None.
  • It Has Started: Wall Street Preparing For Doomsday Scenario (Fund managers in Crisis Mode)

    07/21/2011 1:44:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/21/2011 | Katya Wachtel
    If you're simply looking at their public statements, Wall Streeters seem to be alarmed about the debt crisis, but don't appear to be sliding into panic mode. In fact, they're just really good actors. Across the financial sector, many are preparing for a debt doomsday scenario, in which the U.S does in fact default, the New York Times reports. Firms are "taking steps to reduce the risk of holding Treasury bonds or angling for ways to make profits from any possible upheaval." It's clear hedge funds have changed gears and many are in heavy de-risking mode, with billion dollar firms...
  • Neighborhood Prepper Meeting: Getting Together

    07/16/2011 3:33:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/16/11 | LDSPrepper
    I would like to thank my neighbors and friends for participating in our annual emergency preparedness meeting. Your comments and contributions were what made the meeting great. Hopefully we all left with a desire to be better prepared so our family and loved ones are well taken care of in the event of...
  • 10 Signs That The American People Are Starting To Freak Out About The Condition Of The Economy

    07/16/2011 3:58:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 137 replies · 1+ views
    Hawaii News Daily ^ | July 15, 2011 | Michael Snyder
    All over America, restlessness and frustration are growing. It has now been almost three years since the great financial crash of 2008, and yet the U.S. economy is still a complete and total mess. In fact, there are all sorts of signs that things are about to get even worse, and the American people are just about fed up. Virtually every major poll, survey and measure of consumer confidence shows that the American people are becoming more pessimistic about the economy. Millions of hard working Americans that worked their fingers to the bone for their employers and that did everything...
  • Leading Trend Forecaster: We Are Not Entering a New Recession (We're In A Depression)

    07/15/2011 4:26:02 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9-14-2011 | Mac Slavo
    Leading Trend Forecaster: We Are Not Entering a New Recession Mac Slavo July 14th, 2011 Trend forecaster Gerald Celente, of the Trends Research Institute, in his latest Trend Alert to subscribers, says that media presstitutes continue to sell Americans and the rest of the world the big lie of recovery. It’s nothing more than a cover-up. We never exited the recession that started in 2008.For the second consecutive month, employers added scarcely any jobs in June, startling evidence that the economic recovery is stumbling … The government also revised downward the small gain for the previous month to 25,000 new...
  • Urban Survival Skills To Keep Your Ass Alive

    07/14/2011 9:06:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 246 replies ^ | 7/14/11 | Steve
    Even if you are fortunate enough to have a retreat out in the country getting to your safe haven maybe impossible during upheaval. Roads blocked by wrecked and fuelless vehicles will stop most bugouters in their tracks. Maybe you were born lucky and can make it out safely before the balloon bursts, then what? People in rural areas, will start shooting if threatened by mobs of refugees fleeing the city. Don’t expect to be welcomed with arms outstretched. Most country folks don’t trust outsiders; you will likely be greeted with a load of buckshot and not the cup of fresh...
  • Gun ‘preppers’ go mainstream as more people realize no one is immune to disaster

    07/12/2011 5:51:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 141 replies · 2+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 July, 2011 | David Codrea
    The Economic Collapse blog reports that Robert Kiyosaki is warning of an impending economic collapse—and advises on preparations that include buying guns. By way of credentials, Kiyosaki is the author of the successful “Rich Dad Poor Dad” books, reportedly having sold over 26 million copies, and runs the Rich Dad financial education website. He co-authored “Why We Want You to be Rich” with Donald Trump. The Economic Collapse lists 11 “sound bites” from a Kiyosaki video (see sidebar media player) that include predictions of collapse where supermarket food supplies are reduced to less than three days—presumably with no restocking in...