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  • Habemus Papam: Pope Francis

    03/15/2013 12:18:37 AM PDT · by papertyger · 18 replies
    Surviving in Argentina Website ^ | March 13, 2013 | Fernando "Ferfal" Aquirre
    Everyone is talking about the new Pope Francis, former Father Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and there’s indeed lots of reasons to be excited about it. This is a man that just a few days ago, would take a bus and then walk into some of the worst shanty towns in South America, on his own. Even cops have to organize so as to enter by the dozens in these places, even hundreds when trying to arrest someone hiding there. He would visit them, baptize children there, help organize soup kitchens and spend time with some of the poorest, most needy people...
  • 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.
  • Survivalists: Are you part of the new subculture?

    05/06/2011 8:20:22 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 160 replies · 1+ views
    KFOR ^ | 5/6/11 | Ali Meyer
    At Red Dawn: Hunting, Survival, Recreation, they specialize in homesteading, emergency preparedness and first-aid. Owner Gaylon Cornsilk first dreamed up this concept about a year ago. The doors have been open just six months and business has exploded. Cornsilk says, "This was kinda born out of a passion to see people prepared for any kind of emergency, natural or man-made. We are growing exponentially everyday. Obviously there's an air of people starting to notice and want to prepare for what's going on around them." Donna Harper manages the store's long-term storage food section. Some of the pre-packaged emergency food rations...
  • Fake Recovery: 29 Percent of Americans Say 2011 Economy in Depression

    04/29/2011 3:10:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies · 1+ views
    International Business Times ^ | 4/29/11 | Michael T. Snyder
    Are the American people losing faith in the U.S. economy? The statistics that you are about to read might surprise you. Not everyone believes that the U.S. economy is dying (there are still millions out there that will swallow anything that the mainstream media tells them), but the reality is that there is a growing chunk of the population that has completely lost faith in our leaders and in our economic system. A brand new Gallup poll has found that the number of Americans that believe that we are in a "depression" is actually larger than the number of Americans...
  • The Next Two Months: Best Case, Medium Case, Worst Case

    04/29/2011 12:02:58 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-29-2011 | Mac Slavo
    The Next Two Months: Best Case, Medium Case, Worst Case Mac Slavo April 29th, 2011 David Galland put together an analysis worthy of your time where he discusses various viable scenarios we may see play out with the US dollar, stocks, commodities, and precious metals in coming months: …given the current ill health of the dollar, I remain convinced that the Fed will pause in its blunt-force monetization, come June. And that is likely to provide a shot in the arm for the dollar – versus the equivalent of a shot in the head to the dollar, should they reverse...
  • Americans Are Preparing At Unprecedented Levels

    04/27/2011 6:08:52 PM PDT · by blam · 175 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-27-2011 | Mac Slavo
    Americans Are Preparing At Unprecedented Levels Author: Mac Slavo April 27th, 2011 Do you have enough larder to feed your family and some friends if grocery stores ran out of food? How about several assault rifles and a few thousand rounds of ammo? Solar panels, a water filter, medical kits, bug-out bags, fire starters, tents, sleeping bags, some junk silver and reserve gasoline? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s becoming apparent to many Americans that depending on our local, state and federal governments in the event of an emergency, catastrophic societal collapse or widespread disaster will not be sufficient to...
  • From stockpiling to living off the grid, more Colo. residents preparing for disasters

    04/25/2011 12:09:25 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    The Republic ^ | 4/24/11 | DEBBIE KELLEY
    Four families in Yoder are building a sand bunker and stockpiling ammunition and weapons. A Black Forest resident has erected a geodesic dome on her 5-acre spread to grow vegetables, keeps horses for emergency transportation, in case she can't get gasoline for her car, and plans to acquire chickens and goats as food sources. A husband and wife who have a cabin on 100 acres of secluded land in Park County have weaned their property from the electric grid, acquired a three-year food supply and taken other measures to become self-sufficient.
  • Freaking out for freeze-dried food

    04/22/2011 10:35:49 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 91 replies
    The Mail Tribune ^ | 4/22/11 | Mark Freeman
    People freaked out about surviving world disasters and economic meltdown have made a run on freeze-dried food in the past month. As a result, Albany-based Oregon Freeze Dry Inc. — the country's largest supplier of freeze-dried camp food — won't accept any new orders through the 2011 camping season. The company produces the widely sold Mountain House line of food pouches popular among everyone from overnight wilderness backpackers to Pacific Crest Trail devotees. Oregon Freeze Dry officials say they have never seen this level of consumer panic over emergency preparedness in the company's 48-year history. In the industry, the emergency-preparedness...
  • 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.
  • A High-Mobility 72 Hour Kit

    03/24/2010 4:12:18 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 214 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...
  • How Long Can You Tread Water?

    06/28/2010 4:18:18 PM PDT · by Any Fate But Submission · 31 replies · 1+ views
    June 28, 2010 | Tom Seaward
    How Long Can You Tread Water? Or, Why an EMP burst or super solar flare may only give us 6 months to live? NOAH may have questioned God about why he should build such a big boat. God might have asked “How long can you tread water?” (Bill Cosby) In the event of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) burst 250 miles above Kansas or a super solar flare, the permanent loss of the electrical grid would stop almost all food production and importation in the USA. Some estimate there is, at any given time, more than 1,000 pounds per capita of...
  • The Prepper Movement -- a Growing Network Preparing for the World's End

    06/21/2010 11:08:43 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 51 replies
    If the proverbial you-know-what hit the global fan, would you be prepared? The answer to that question is most likely a big, fat no. After all, it's hard to develop life skills (e.g., growing/storing your own food, filtering water) while playing myriad video games or scrounging the Internet for funny videos to post on Facebook. Turns out, though, that while youmay not be concerned about mass chaos and world destruction, a growing number of people are.
  • How Do We Communicate if a Melt-Down Occurs?

    06/11/2010 1:08:51 PM PDT · by jobim · 131 replies · 2,338+ views
    vanity | 6/11/10 | jobim
    In the event that the catastrophe takes place which we all are thinking about and talking about in these days under this regime, whether it be a global financial shut-down (see this scenario: http://www.grandpappy.info/honehour.htm), a military strike somewhere, or some such dire event unleashes sudden freeze-up of our society: How do citizens communicate? CB? Short wave? Our lifeblood is communication. What are our options to maintain this link to patriots across the country?
  • Dow Theorist: Sell Everything Liquid, You Won't Recognize America By The End Of The Year

    05/18/2010 7:05:51 AM PDT · by blam · 501 replies · 15,273+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-18-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Dow Theorist: Sell Everything Liquid, You Won't Recognize America By The End Of The Year Joe Weisenthal May. 18, 2010, 8:57 AM Image: US Army WHOA! Richard Russell, the famous writer of the Dow Theory Letters, has a chilling line in today's note: Do your friends a favor. Tell them to "batten down the hatches" because there's a HARD RAIN coming. Tell them to get out of debt and sell anything they can sell (and don't need) in order to get liquid. Tell them that Richard Russell says that by the end of this year they won't recognize the country....
  • Canned foods??? Forget everything you've been told...

    05/20/2010 2:01:14 AM PDT · by djf · 101 replies · 3,357+ views
    FDA | ~1997 | Dale Blumenthal
    I was doing some net search about shelf life and things and found a reference to the following article that used to be on the FDA website. Here is a link to the wayback machine record of it: http://web.archive.org/web/20070509153848/http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/CONSUMER/CON00043.html The Canning Process: Old Preservation Technique Goes Modern by Dale Blumenthal The steamboat Bertrand was heavily laden with provisions when it set out on the Missouri River in 1865, destined for the gold mining camps in Fort Benton, Mont. The boat snagged and swamped under the weight, sinking to the bottom of the river. It was found a century later, under...
  • Things You Will Need To Survive When The Economy Collapses

    05/20/2010 9:11:28 PM PDT · by Fight4Freedom1 · 65 replies · 2,959+ views
    * This list isn't extensive by any means, so please add more items/tips as they come to mind. Guns & ammo are a given the "list" failed to mention. I guess in order not to cause panic... Today, millions of Americans say that they believe that the United States is on the verge of a major economic collapse and will soon be entering another Great Depression. But only a small percentage of those same people are prepared for that to happen. The sad truth is that the vast majority of Americans would last little more than a month on what...
  • Dow Drops Nearly 300 as Jobless Claims Jump

    05/20/2010 7:45:07 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 137 replies · 5,057+ views
    CNBC.com ^ | 05/20/10 | Staff
    Stocks fell sharply Thursday after an unexpected spike in jobless claims and as global jitters pushed the dollar higher. -snip- The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down nearly 300 points, or almost 3 percent, and the CBOE volatility index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, spiked more than 20 percent to above 43, its highest level in over a year.
  • It's time we get ready for that unforeseen event that brings this Country to it's knees!

    03/30/2010 7:14:25 AM PDT · by GregB · 35 replies · 1,141+ views
    Things could go bad like Iran sinking boats in the Strait of Hormuz and oils goes up to 200 dollars a barrel. A severe storm sweeps across the Country bringing us to our knees. The Government has to implement Martial Law. The more we can take care of ourselves the less we need outside help.
  • How Will You Survive the Collapse of Civilization?

    02/15/2010 5:19:59 AM PST · by captjanaway · 83 replies · 3,109+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | February 15, 2010 | Renee Taylor
    The truck approached Chicago in the early morning light much like any of the thousands of big rigs that travel Interstate 80 on a daily basis. Hauling food, materials and life’s necessities and luxuries, it went unnoticed as it, and its load of potentially deadly chlorine, slowly headed into rush hour traffic. The driver had his credentials in check when he picked up the load – he had gone through the hazardous materials training offered by the small company for which he drove. With no criminal record, he easily passed the Transportation Safety Administration’s background check to get the treasured...
  • Frugal living isn't being cheap

    02/11/2010 10:06:15 AM PST · by hennie pennie · 132 replies · 1,685+ views
    Mpls Star Tribune Mobile ^ | February 7, 2010 | KARA McGUIRE
    Frugality. That's been the buzzword of the Great Recession.   Sliding home values, stumbling stock portfolios and a shaky job market brought with them a consciousness about spending that many of us misplaced during years of consumer overindulgence. Americans responded to the crisis by buying less, clipping coupons more and increasing savings to 4.8 percent of disposable income in December, up from near zero before the recession.   In the past year, blogs about frugality went viral. Everyone from Oprah to President Obama joined the frugality parade.   Now a new term is marching through the blogosphere: Frugality fatigue. But...
  • Store or Starve: A beginner’s guide to food storage

    02/10/2010 7:29:27 PM PST · by Kartographer · 170 replies · 4,132+ views
    nationalexpositor.com ^ | 1/21/10 | Ron Shirtz
    I want people to store food not only for their sake, but for mine as well. I don’t want to decide which of my kids have to go hungry when you and your unprepared kin come knocking on my door. Contrary to progressive-collectivist thinking, every individual who takes care of themselves and their families benefits society by not becoming a burden. So take responsibility now and start today. Don’t expect the Feds to come by to hand you your ration of government-rationed cheese. You could be in for a long wait. Wait too long, and you may end up with...
  • Jim Rogers: Brace Yourself For Food Shortages, Thanks To The Banks Hoarding Cash

    01/15/2010 9:21:42 AM PST · by FromLori · 71 replies · 3,189+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1/15/10 | Vincent Fernando
    Jim Rogers is sounding the alarm -- buy agricultural commodities ahead of the riots. The financial crisis has cut off investment in agriculture, with many farmers unable to get loans for fertilizer according to Mr. Rogers. Of course, this means agricultural commodities will make a killing: CNBC: "Sometimes in the next few years we're going to have very serious shortages of food everywhere in the world and prices are going to go through the roof." Cotton and coffee are good buys because they are very distressed, while sugar, despite the fact that it has gone up a lot, is still...
  • Mistakes survivalists make

    09/06/2009 3:26:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 134 replies · 3,643+ views
    Surviving in Argentina ^ | October 28, 2008 | FerFAL
    QUESTION: What mistakes do you think most people make preparing for what you and your countrymen have gone through? I wouldn’t call them “mistakes”, I don’t hold the SHTF Bible so all I can give is my humble advice which may be correct or not, so all I can tell you is “ I wouldn’t do that if I were you”, and depending on how sure I am , add a smartass grin smiley. There’s simply some preparations that make little sense if you think about it, others that I’ve seen that just wouldn’t work, in spite of all the...
  • One Second After

    09/06/2009 7:04:14 PM PDT · by immadashell · 175 replies · 4,519+ views
    September 6, 2009 | Immadashell
    I have just finished reading William R. Forstchen's new novel One Second After. Briefly, it is about the instantaneous breakdown of American way of life as the result of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) which disables the nation's electrical grid as well as all sophisticated electrical components in cars (they stop), planes (they crash), telecomunications of every sort, etc. leaving the population in a world similar to that of the Eighteenth Century. Shortages of every variety create societal strains, chaos, death and destruction in a matter of weeks and months. Forstchen's book (with a forward written by Newt Gingrich), while fiction,...
  • After Armageddon

    01/05/2010 5:06:22 PM PST · by joesjane · 27 replies · 1,269+ views
    History Channel | 01-05-2010 | me
    On history channel now, after armageddon. Television show depicting survival challenges after a catastrophic event. Great for the survival list!
  • Officials and Experts Warn of Crash-Induced Unrest

    12/20/2009 4:14:38 PM PST · by LouAvul · 53 replies · 1,821+ views
    Officials and Experts Warn of Crash-Induced Unrest Numerous high-level officials and experts warn that the economic crisis could lead to unrest world-wide - even in developed countries: Today, Moody's warned that future tax rises and spending cuts could trigger social unrest in a range of countries from the developing to the developed world, that in the coming years, evidence of social unrest and public tension may become just as important signs of whether a country will be able to adapt as traditional economic metrics, that a fiscal crisis remains a possibility for a leading economy, and that 2010 would be...
  • U.S. Cities Prepare For Nuclear Disaster

    12/16/2009 7:39:56 AM PST · by Strategy · 50 replies · 2,309+ views
    Global Security Newswire ^ | December 16, 2009
    While the detonation of a nuclear weapon in the United States is considered highly unlikely, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities are preparing for such a disaster by assessing old bomb shelters and preparing emergency response plans, the Los Angeles Daily News reported Monday.
  • Mormons stock up after food shortage fears

    11/02/2008 12:46:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 2,914+ views
    The Magic Valley Times-News/The Associated Press ^ | November 1, 2008 | Lawn Griffiths
    MESA, Ariz. - Come what may, Donna and Aaron Bradshaw expect their spacious food pantry and emergency plan will carry them through. Shelves and shelves of home-canned vegetables and meats, dried grains, an electric generator and stored water promises reasonable sustainability for the Mormon family in Gilbert in a world where food riots, starvation and disaster-related food shortages are becoming a kind of norm. But the sharp spike in prices of staples such as bread, eggs, flour and milk at supermarkets has folks looking for options in food purchases and storage. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has...
  • Survival in Place, Stocking an Emergency Pantry

    10/24/2009 6:59:56 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 183 replies · 5,408+ views
    Self | October 24, 2009 | Beancounter
    We have had a number of open discussions here at FR for quite some time about the importance of personal emergency preparedness. Many of us have taken an interest in this subject for a long time, and have been working steadfastly toward being prepared for a real emergency, and this evening I thought I would share my progress on one phase of our plan, food. Anyone who knows anything about preparedness will tell you that the first thing you should do is make a plan that fits your personal needs. A bachelor has much different survival needs than a family...
  • Suburban survivalists stock up for Armageddon (Food, guns, ammo., etc.)

    07/24/2009 3:24:45 PM PDT · by appleseed · 227 replies · 5,991+ views
    msnbc.com (GAG) ^ | July 23, 2009 | Mike Hammer
    Some see the current economic downturn as tough — but temporary — times to be endured. But others see it as a harbinger of even grimmer days ahead. So they’re preparing for the worst by stockpiling food: piles and piles and piles of it. Call them “suburban survivalists,” or call them, well, a little goofy. But they’re dead serious about being ready for a big crash … by making sure they have a nice little nosh in case of a catastrophe. Across the country, there are people preparing for the possibility that we will not have access to food by...
  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    07/24/2009 3:37:21 AM PDT · by nw_arizona_granny · 10,032 replies · 68,111+ views
    Frugal Dad .com ^ | July 23, 2009 | Frugal Dad
    Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition Category: Roundups | Comments(15) Did you hear about the guy that lives on nothing? No seriously, he lives on zero dollars a day. Meet Daniel Suelo, who lives in a cave outside Moab, Utah. Suelo has no mortgage, no car payment, no debt of any kind. He also has no home, no car, no television, and absolutely no “creature comforts.” But he does have a lot of creatures, as in the mice and bugs that scurry about the cave floor he’s called home for the last three years. To us, Suelo probably sounds...
  • Emergency Food Storage

    10/22/2009 5:39:49 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 112 replies · 2,618+ views
    vanity | 10-22-2009 | goodwithagun
    I am making a list of emergency food storage items. Please tell me what you have stored or what you will be storing. Some of the things I have: powdered milk, flour, dried beans, rice, jerkey, water purification tabs.
  • Home gardening offers ways to trim grocery costs [Survival Today, an on going thread]

    03/23/2008 11:36:40 PM PDT · by nw_arizona_granny · 10,035 replies · 73,160+ views
    Dallas News.com ^ | March 14th, 2008 | DEAN FOSDICK
    Americans finding soaring food prices hard to stomach can battle back by growing their own food. [Click image for a larger version] Dean Fosdick Dean Fosdick Home vegetable gardens appear to be booming as a result of the twin movements to eat local and pinch pennies. At the Southeastern Flower Show in Atlanta this winter, D. Landreth Seed Co. of New Freedom, Pa., sold three to four times more seed packets than last year, says Barb Melera, president. "This is the first time I've ever heard people say, 'I can grow this more cheaply than I can buy it in...
  • Energy fears looming, new survivalists prepare

    05/24/2008 11:30:31 AM PDT · by decimon · 105 replies · 191+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2008 | Samantha Gross
    BUSKIRK — A few years ago, Kathleen Breault was just another suburban grandma, driving countless hours every week, stopping for lunch at McDonald's, buying clothes at the mall, watching TV in the evenings. That was before Breault heard an author talk about the bleak future of the world's oil supply. Now, she's preparing for the world as we know it to disappear. Breault cut her driving time in half. She switched to a diet of locally grown foods near her upstate New York home and lost 70 pounds. She sliced up her credit cards, banished her television and swore...
  • Notes on a scandal: New book on Milton Academy offers shocking insight into teens and sex

    08/25/2007 8:51:18 PM PDT · by bahblahbah · 14 replies · 2,585+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 20, 2007 | Bella English
    There are startling scenes in "Restless Virgins" that are bound to -- and meant to -- shock readers. Three hockey players in a girl's bedroom. Clothes come off. Two of the guys hook up with the girl while the third watches and gives instructions. Another scene: a girl performing oral sex on a guy in a campus chapel. And another: "The three of them went at it for 15 minutes. . . . On the way home, Brady let Quinn take a turn with Emma in the back seat, then pulled over so the boys could switch places again." To...
  • HOW DOES ONE PREPARE THEMSELF AND FAMILY FOR A DIRTY BOMB? (vanity)

    11/16/2004 6:43:26 PM PST · by Right in Wisconsin · 152 replies · 2,577+ views
    Will someone answer some questions?
  • What You Should Do To Prepare For An Epidemic (DHHS)

    03/13/2006 10:10:32 AM PST · by blam · 285 replies · 5,447+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3-12-2006 | Lara Setrakian
    What You Should Do to Prepare for an EpidemicStock Up on Essentials and Have an 'Outbreak Plan'How To Protect Yourself Bird Flu How Would You Know If You Had Avian Flu?A Bit of Context on the Bird Flu Threat How To Protect Yourself By LARA SETRAKIAN March 12, 2006 — Will there be an outbreak of avian flu that threatens humans? Many experts disagree on when or if a human pandemic will occur, but do say there is a chance that the virus could mutate, leading to widespread infection. In that case, the best thing you and your family can...
  • Hurricane Preparedness ( and general "bad times" links )

    10/23/2005 2:50:03 PM PDT · by backhoe · 169 replies · 5,437+ views
    various FR links & stories | 10-23-05 | the heavy equipment guy
     The following is my usual slap-dash collection of quotes and links from other posts I have run across, with information about preparing for, coping with, and generally surviving hurricanes. Tossed in is some general disaster information. Credit given when I can find or remember it. The Survivalist & Y2K hounds weren't so wrong, after all...   Fast Facts: How to Prepare     Survival starts at the household level -Here is one Survivalist site which I've found fascinatingly useful...(Simple Survival) Emergency Preparedness (year's supply of food, 72 hour kit)( Our own UtahGirl- hattip! )  To: All To: RoseyT; All I hope everyone reading your...
  • Greetings from Buffalo (Vanity)- (A good read for getting through bad weather)

    10/29/2006 6:37:49 AM PST · by saveliberty · 16 replies · 509+ views
    Letter | 10/29/2006 | Friend of saveliberty's Mom
    Dear [sl’s Mom], now that the situation here is slowly returning to normal, though never again like it was, I thought I would drop you a line and tell you a little of what has been going on here. You are, of course, aware of our horrible "October Surprise". You remember that hereabouts September and October are usually the most beautiful months of the year, and that the fine fall weather often extends way into November. Not this year. After a lovely spring and unbelievably gorgeous summer, everything seemed to fall off the planet the third week of August, and...
  • Disaster Drill Preps Los Angeles For The Inevitable

    07/21/2006 5:21:44 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 570+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7-21-2006 | Zachary Slobig
    Disaster drill preps Los Angeles for the inevitable by Zachary Slobig Fri Jul 21, 12:15 PM ETAFP Photo: LA Metro Police practice riot control during an exercise to simulate the response of local... LOS ALAMITOS, United States (AFP) - Helicopters swooped in and unloaded cops to quell angry crowds -- with batons that never made contact and rubber bullets that were only props in a disaster response drill. Federal military and Southern California law enforcement teamed up for an elaborate simulation of a disaster response system that authorities hope would avoid the horrors following Hurricane Katrina last August. US Marines...
  • Program preps recruits for basic training

    11/29/2005 3:35:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 417+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 29, 2005 | Sgt. Kimberly Snow
    NORTH CANTON, Ohio (Army News Service, Nov. 29, 2005) — More than 50 new recruits gathered at the North Canton Armory Nov. 20 for their one-weekend-a-month drill assembly. But instead of reporting to their new units, they reported to their recruiters. The troops are participating in the restructured Recruit Sustainment Program, a new take on an old idea. Cpt. Robert H. Paley administers the program, which helps integrate recruits into their new role as Soldiers and prepare them for Army basic combat training. His enthusiasm for the program is evident in the smile he wears as he passionately talks about...
  • Schwarzenegger Preps for Recall Debate

    09/21/2003 7:11:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 356+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/21/03 | Beth Fouhy - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO - With a federal judicial panel likely to reinstate the Oct. 7 date for the California recall election, Gov. Gray Davis (news - web sites) and the candidates vying to succeed him are preparing for a final two-week campaign push. AP Photo   The best known Republican in the race, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was preparing to step into the spotlight for his first and — chances are, only — debate of the campaign Wednesday. On Sunday, Schwarzenegger outlined several proposals to cut air pollution in California by 50 percent by 2011. His appearance came a day before an 11-judge...
  • SARS preps: got masks ???

    04/12/2003 2:32:16 PM PDT · by Vigilant1 · 8 replies · 196+ views
    12 April 2003 | Myself
    Efforts to limit the spread of SARS aren't going well. There's already been cases of American workers exposing coworkers to the virus. As it spreads, it will become more dangerous to be in a closed enviroment with others, at work, the mall, the grocery store, etc. The answer to this problem is to protect yourself with surgical masks, as health care workers regularly do. I've already seen news footage of people in New York going to work wearing a surgical mask. There will be a run on masks much greater than the recent one on duct tape & plastic. It's...