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  • 10 Disturbing SHTF Threats that most Preppers Haven’t Prepared For

    06/23/2012 7:47:45 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 133 replies
    1. No Law Enforcement 2. Fake Law Enforcement 3. Law Enforcement and the Military Will Try to Take Your Guns. 4. Gangs & Raiders 5. You need to be able to Defend Yourself. 6. Garbage will become a Killer. 7. You have to Stock up on Sanitation Items 8. Maintaining a Positive Mental Attitude during a Survival Situation 9. You must be prepared to face a number of physical and mental challenges. 10. You will be cut off from the outside World.
  • ROUBINI: Dark Clouds Are Gathering Around The World

    06/15/2012 10:32:15 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    TBI ^ | 6-15-2012 | Mamta Badkar
    ROUBINI: Dark Clouds Are Gathering Around The World Mamta Badkar June 15, 2012, 10:15 AM Dr. Doom Nouriel Roubini is once again warning of a perfect global storm in 2013. In his latest Project Syndicate column Roubini warns of dark "financial and economic clouds" from Europe, the U.S., China and the Middle East. First, he says the eurozone crisis is worsening, the fiscal and sovereign debt crisis and the problems in its banking sector are worsening. In fact he says, eurozone might need a bailout of its banks but also a sovereign bailout. "As a result, disorderly breakup of the...
  • The List: A to Z Survival for the Abysmal Times Ahead

    06/02/2012 7:34:00 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    TSHTF Plan ^ | 6-2-2012 | Mac Slavo/Be Informed
    The List: A to Z Survival for the Abysmal Times Ahead Be Informed June 2nd, 2012 SHTF Plan In a follow-up to his wildly popular article discussing How Horrific It Will Be For The Non-Prepper, contributor ‘Be Informed’ provides SHTFplan readers with an extensive list of preparedness and survival keywords and concepts for beginners and seasoned preppers alike. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It seems like no matter how well someone prepares, they inevitably find out they have forgotten something. That all important item or items that aren’t “remembered”, that merely only have to be mentioned by name to remind a person of what...
  • Prepper Sentenced to 21 Months In Prison For Stockpiling “Destructive Devices”

    05/31/2012 10:46:04 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 48 replies
    SHTFPlan ^ | 5/30/2012 | Mac Slavo
    Prepper Sentenced to 21 Months In Prison For Stockpiling “Destructive Devices” After Insider Rats Him Out OpSec, or Operational Security, is an important rule to follow for those who have chosen to prepare for emergencies by stockpiling food, self defense armaments and disaster supplies. It’s simple, really. Don’t talk about your preparedness supplies unless it is with trusted people with whom you will be working if a worst case scenario comes to pass. Otherwise, if the world around you collapses and your neighbors and acquintances known you have supplies, guess who they will turn to for help. If you deny...
  • Meet the ‘Preppers’ — The Americans Stockpiling Food & Water for a Possible Collapse

    05/29/2012 7:11:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Prudence not Paranoia ^ | 5/30/12 | rknecht
    The world’s a scary place. Wars, famines, corrupt politicians, terrorism, imploding economies — the list goes on. There are plenty of issues worth fearing, which is why a subset of the nation is preparing for what they see as impending calamity. These individuals, dubbed “preppers,” are stocking up on food, guns, water and other items that they may need should the economy erupt or a massive natural disaster strike. With so many possibilities for problematic occurrences, these individuals want to ensure that they can live beyond any tragically defining moments.
  • Our Nation's Future (Walter E. Willams column)

    05/29/2012 5:17:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    creators.com ^ | 5-29-12 | Walter E. Williams
    Our nation is rapidly approaching a point from which there's little chance to avoid a financial collapse. The heart of our problem can be seen as a tragedy of the commons. That's a set of circumstances when something is commonly owned and individuals acting rationally in their own self-interest produce a set of results that's inimical to everyone's long-term interest. Let's look at an example of the tragedy of the commons phenomenon and then apply it to our national problem. Imagine there are 100 cattlemen all having an equal right to graze their herds on 1,000 acres of commonly owned...
  • Special Report: Preparing for Disaster - Part 2

    05/27/2012 12:55:43 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 53 replies
    FOX10TV ^ | May 24, 2012 | Hal Scheurich
    In some way, we all prepare for the diversity and changes life is sure to throw at us. But, some put a lot more thought and effort into it than others. They call themselves “preppers” and there are many living among us. When disaster strikes, they’re ready for the worst-case scenarios. In part one of Preparing for Disaster; we introduced you to Justin Teet. Teet lives in a heavily populated suburb of Mobile and is ready to “bug out” if disaster strikes. He has stockpiled provisions for his family, but with a panicked population, he feels the best place for...
  • U.S. Army General: The Whole Northern Hemisphere is at Risk of Becoming Largely Uninhabitable

    05/26/2012 12:27:27 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 83 replies
    SHTFplan ^ | 25th May, 2012 | Mac Slavo
    It’s estimated that tens of thousands of people in Japan and the whole of North America have been affected, with reports indicating that children in Japan and the U.S. are already being born with birth defects, as well as thousands who have already succumbed to radiation related illness. As we initially followed the breaking news during the first thirty days of the accident, we suggested the Fukushima disaster would be worse than Chernobyl. Not even we could have imagined how much worse it would be.
  • Can you survive economic crisis?

    03/08/2009 9:01:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 66 replies · 3,419+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 8, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    Booming preparedness industry says Americans are stockpiling To some, the term "survivalist" conjures images of camouflage-clad men stockpiling freeze-dried food in a mountain cabin, but in the current economic crisis, the people quietly preparing to survive catastrophe may just be your next-door neighbors. In his column in last month's Financial Times, business and technology expert Ade McCormack writes, "The world is in crisis and with it the world of business. Many of us have two plans. Plan A involves President Barack Obama performing some economic magic. Plan B involves a revolver, a vegetable patch and a subscription to Survivalist Monthly."...
  • Don’t talk to your neighbors without reading this!

    05/16/2012 8:57:52 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 95 replies
    The Survivalist Blog ^ | 5/16/12 | M.D. Creekmore
    The problem with approaching neighbors (with whom you have varying levels of familiarity) and/or total strangers nearby, is that the likelihood that you will actually convince these people to make serious efforts to prep is, unfortunately, small. The unemployment rate may be awful and European economies may teetering be on the verge of a collapse that will start a domino effect, but the average American is more interested in keeping track of who is ahead on “Dancing with the Stars.” These types are sometimes referred to as ”sheeple,” and they comprise the great mass of the American population. So what...
  • How Horrific Will It Be For The Non-Prepper?

    05/12/2012 2:48:24 PM PDT · by blam · 511 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5-12-2012 | Be Informed
    How Horrific Will It Be For The Non-Prepper? Be Informed May 12th, 2012 SHTFplan This article has been made available by regular SHTF Plan contributor Be Informed. Editor’s Note: You have no doubt had your own set of issues dealing with friends and family members that simply don’t see the writing on the wall. The following article may serve to assist you in convincing those who simply don’t know, don’t want to know, don’t care, or have never even thought to contemplate. Some of the scenarios outlined below may be frightening, as they should be, because when it hits the...
  • Preppers: ‘Anywhere from Incredibly Practical to Practically Certifiable’

    05/03/2012 5:28:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 76 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5/3/12 | Mac Slavo
    With the 2012 Doomsday date quickly approaching, anxiety and fear are gripping more and more people across the globe. According to a recent survey of individuals in over twenty countries, 15% of people worldwide believe the end of the world as we know it will happen in our lifetime. “Whether they think it will come to an end through the hands of God, or a natural disaster or a political event, whatever the reason, one in seven thinks the end of the world is coming,” said Keren Gottfried, research manager at Ipsos Global Public Affairs which conducted the poll for...
  • 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...
  • More on Preppers

    05/04/2012 8:54:12 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 84 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | 5/4/12 | David E. Petzal
    If you’d really like to depress yourself some evening, watch “Doomsday Preppers” on the National Geographic Channel. The show details the plans of normal, well adjusted people to cope with the aftermath of fiscal collapse, nuclear holocaust, the eruption of Yellowstone, solar flares, and so on. The New York Times noted with outrage that many of these people were accumulating guns and ammunition in order to defend their 1,500 pounds of MREs and dried brown rice, but stockpiling guns is fine with me. My concern is that most of them seem pretty inexpert with guns. One prepper was counting on...
  • Gun Sales Booming: Doomsday, Obama or Zombies?

    04/05/2012 11:41:35 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | 4/5/12 | ALAN FARNHAM
    Buyers in record numbers are flooding into gun stores, retailers say. Ammo, too, is flying off the shelves. The reasons for the spike, last seen in 2009, include fears that a second Obama administration might restrict gun ownership and the popularity of TV shows devoted to doomsday preparation and killing zombies. "He's never been pro-gun," says Cris Parsons of President Obama. Parsons, 31, owns a Texas gun purveyor called the Houston Armory. So far, Parsons insists, Obama has been "pretty coy" about his antipathy toward guns--and he likely will remain so during the campaign. To do otherwise would "upset a...
  • If You’re Not Worried Yet…You Should Be

    05/08/2012 4:24:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5/8/12 | Brandon Smith
    Unfortunately, there are many out there who do not share our awareness of the situation. Debt implosions and currency devaluation NEVER simply “fade away”; they are always followed by extreme social and political strife that tends to sully the doorsteps of almost every individual and family. The notion that we can coast through such a tempest unscathed is an insane idea, filled with a dangerous potential for sour regrets. There are some people who also believe that the private Federal Reserve with the Treasury in tow has the ability to prolong the worst symptoms of the collapse indefinitely, or at...
  • DOOMSDAY PREPPING – PLAN FIRST, BUY LATER

    04/05/2012 4:52:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 142 replies
    Preparedness Blog ^ | 4/5/12 | TIM SHETTLESWORTH
    I keep hearing statements about how expensive it is to prep. Although it is not cheap it doesn’t have to be that expensive either. You do not need to stock 20 years worth of food to be properly prepared. As a matter of fact I would advise against it. Stockpiling a large food and water supply means you have to stay put and defend it. That may not be your best option in a lot of scenarios which means you would lose that investment. Do you think you really have enough ammo to defend a 20 year food supply for...
  • Doomsday shelters line Kansas missile silo

    04/09/2012 11:52:50 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 74 replies
    AFP/YahooNews ^ | 4/9/12 | Joe Lambe
    Tucked deep beneath the Kansas prairie, luxury condos are being built into the shaft of an abandoned missile silo to service anxious -- and wealthy -- people preparing for doomsday. So far, four buyers have plopped down a total of about $7 million for havens to flee to when disaster happens or the end is nigh. And developer Larry Hall has options to retro-fit three more Cold War-era silos when this one fills up. "They worry about events ranging from solar flares, to economic collapse, to pandemics to terrorism to food shortages," Hall told AFP on a tour of the...
  • How Much Water Is Enough?

    04/09/2012 4:19:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 85 replies
    Modern Survival Blog ^ | 4/9/12 | Ken
    If you like food as much as I do, it’s hard to imagine that our body can actually go weeks without food. It wouldn’t be fun, of course, but it can be done. But without water, our bodies can get into serious trouble quickly – just a matter of days before dehydration can set in. So why is it that many people keep lots of extra food stored in their houses, but neglect to store any water? This subject came to mind recently when my cousin told me about having to endure a power outage with no drinkable water. Since...
  • Survival of women during SHTF

    04/09/2012 6:25:23 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 60 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 4/9/12 | Selco
    My first and worst concern was what is gonna happen with my kids, I had two toddlers, and I did not have any clue what is gonna happen, or even what is gonna look like when hell broke lose. We did not want to believe it could happen. We heard the sound of big guns miles away and stories of violence, rape and murder but everything looked so peaceful. At the beginning, actually right before everything started during my meetings with my friends and colleagues at work we discussed the deteriorating situation, and pretty soon I found myself faced with...