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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...
  • Why I prepare

    04/10/2012 8:08:12 AM PDT · by JRandomFreeper · 71 replies
    Vanity | Apr 10, 2012 | JRandomFreeper
    Sometime last night, my slightly dotty, older neighbor put a pan on the stove and went to check her email. The obvious resulted, with a standard issue kitchen grease fire.She panicked, couldn't contain it, and called me yelling: "Bring a fire extinguisher! Hurry!".So I hustled over to her house with my trusty kitchen extinguisher with the cobwebs on it.Of course, I did fail to put on pants.The upshot of the night was: A)Don't put a pan on the stove and walk off. Ever.B)Have a fire extinguisher, and know where it is.C) Don't wait to call 911. Those fire guys are...
  • Cities – A Prepper’s Nightmare & Solutions

    04/10/2012 6:53:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 52 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/10/12 | Jessica Hooley
    Is it a coincidence that all of my nightmares occur in big cities? While it may be a personality glitch, I find that considering the dangers you face in the event of an emergency while living in a city, my nightmares may be justified. If you live in a city – buckle up. As a prepper you will have to work extra hard to make your emergency plan viable. And while I make no judgments on city dwellers, I must say – MOVE! For your own safety – MOVE! Move, move, move, move, move. Okay. I think I got it...
  • Doomsday Preppers

    03/28/2012 1:26:55 PM PDT · by reformedcrat · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-27-2012 | Tom Thurlow
    This just has to be a sign of the times. Record deficits and oil prices rising, and it could all get worse. So the National Geographic channel has begun airing a show named Doomsday Preppers, where viewers can watch end-of-the-world types prepare for doomsday. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/doomsday_preppers_comments.html#disqus_thread#ixzz1qRem2g70
  • Total Chaos In the UK As Gas Stations Run Dry; Efforts to Stop Panic Buying Have Led to…

    03/29/2012 5:40:02 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3-29-2012 | Mac Slavo
    Total Chaos In the UK As Gas Stations Run Dry; Efforts to Stop Panic Buying Have Led toÂ… More Panic Buying Mac Slavo March 29th, 2012 SHTFplan.com What was a fairly minor fuel shortage sparked when gas tanker drivers in the UK threatened to go on strike has developed into what UK officials are now calling all out chaos, as drivers across the country scramble to fill their tanks amid uncertainty about when transportation services will be up and running at full capacity again. In what may be a glimpse into the future of other industrialized Western nations that are...
  • Preparation Could Mean Survival

    03/31/2012 4:37:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 77 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 3/31/12 | D.S.A.
    Some people say you can’t prepare for every situation. I say, you can because every situation has one common element that can and will hurt you outside of the event itself: other people. Lets face it, if you die in a storm, a nuclear/biological/chemical event, or terror attack, then you are dead. There is nothing from stopping God’s will. You don’t prepare for those events, you prepare for surviving those events. There are many events, (and not far-fetched crazy extreme events) which people should be prepared to deal with to protect themselves and their families when it’s over and you...
  • SIMPLE WOUND CLOSURE 101:

    04/11/2012 6:36:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Modern Survival Online ^ | 4/11/12 | Doc Morgan
    here are essentially two ways to heal a wound: 1) Primary intent: bringing the wound edges together via bandage, suture, or glue. 2) Secondary intent: allowing the wound to heal “as is” when primary intent is not indicated (such as a very contaminated, dirty wound with multiple deep entry points). It’s important to close a wound by primary intent for several reasons: 1) Hemostasis (stopping bleeding): because if you lacerated a vessel with your injury, you will need to ligate it somehow. Granted, if you lacerate a major artery, you will just need to apply pressure because ligating it may...
  • Cluster Of Large Quakes Serve As Reminder For Preparedness

    04/12/2012 7:06:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    CBS) ^ | April 12, 2012 12:58 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Four large earthquakes struck around the Pacific Rim Wednesday with one setting a record, as the most powerful strike-slip quake ever recorded. Geologists have nicknamed the Pacific Rim the “ring of fire” because of frequent volcanic and seismic activity. The rash of earthquakes sent shock waves of concern across the globe. Two giant quakes struck in Indonesia, one measuring a magnitude of 8.6. People were seen running in fear. Closer to Southern California, two more earthquakes hit — a 6.5 in Mexico, where buildings rocked and shook, and a 5.9 off the Oregon coast. Local scientists...
  • I’m Coming to Your House

    04/19/2012 2:42:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 79 replies
    Preparedness Pro ^ | 4/19/12 | Kellene Bishop
    I have to say, this is my most hated and loathed 5 word sentence. Anyone who has the temerity to take control of their future though, aka practices self-reliance, has heard these words, or a derivative thereof way too many times. “When things get rough, I’m coming to YOUR house!” “Why do I need to prepare for anything? I’ll just go to my parents house?” “If the world comes to an end, I’ll just get my gun and find me a Mormon.” I gotta tell you, I even hate hearing these things when they are said in jest. To me...
  • Iran readying hacker attacks on U.S. infrastructure, specialists say

    04/26/2012 7:53:19 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/25/12 | Shaun Waterman
    Iran is recruiting a hacker army to target the U.S. power grid, water systems and other vital infrastructure for cyberattack in a future confrontation with the United States, security specialists will warn Congress Thursday. "Elements of the IRGC [Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps] have openly sought to pull hackers into the fold" of a religiously motivated cyberarmy, according to Frank J. Cilluffo, director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University. Lawmakers from two House Homeland Security subcommittees will hold a joint hearing Thursday about the cyberthreat posed by Iran, as tensions over Tehran's nuclear program continue at a...
  • Faber Predicts 'Massive Wealth Destruction' Hyperinflation, Social Unrest, Credit Collapse, Etc

    04/02/2012 6:55:24 AM PDT · by blam · 46 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-2-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Marc Faber Predicts 'Massive Wealth Destruction' Through Hyperinflation, Social Unrest, Credit Collapse, Or War April 2, 2012Joe Weisenthal Marc Faber was on CNBC this morning, peddling his standard doom He had two good lines: The first was that the #1 question investors should ask themselves is not 'where can I make the most money' but rather 'where can I avoid losing the most money'? He then predicted that the endgame of all this easing will be "massive wealth destruction" through some combination of hyperinflation, credit collapse, social unrest, and WAR! Doom, boom, and gloom indeed. For what it's worth, he...
  • 25 Must Know Skills For Surviving The Coming Nightmare

    04/03/2012 4:21:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 62 replies
    SHTF Plan.com ^ | 4/3/12 | Be Informed
    Many people nowadays are quite aware that the world they live in is going to the toilet. Aside from the geophysical part that “seems” to be going haywire and could be nothing other than the planet’s cycles, there are plenty of manmade catastrophes that loom on the horizon. Never has the planet had as many people as now and the more people there are the more competition there is for resources. More countries seek nuclear devices than ever before and with advancements in technology this is a much easier process than anytime before. Biological and chemical weapons are also much...
  • 27 Prepper Precepts Complete

    04/27/2012 1:50:15 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    I have my own moral code that is based on what I think is important, and I follow that more than any rule, law, or policy. I take pride that anyone that wants to know how I will react to a situation (speaking of moral situations not tactical) can normally guess my answer if they understand my basic precepts:
  • Economic Alert: If You’re Not Worried Yet…You Should Be

    05/08/2012 6:51:24 AM PDT · by Errant · 15 replies
    Alt-Market.Com ^ | Tuesday, 08 May 2012 | Brandon Smith
    For the past four years I have been covering the progression of the global economic crisis with an emphasis on the debilitating effects it has had on the American financial system. Only once before have I ever issued an economic alert, and this was at the onset of the very first credit downgrade in U.S. history by S&P. I do not take the word “alert” lightly. Since 2008 we have seen a cycle of events that have severely weakened our country’s foundation, but each event has then been followed by a lull, sometimes 4 to 6 months at a...
  • Impending Market Dislocation? (PNSN)

    05/03/2012 10:37:36 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 5 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 05/03/2012 | Karl Denninger
    If we get another MF Global folks the market will drop 5,000 DOW points and not bounce, as that will be that -- in the grains, in the commodities, in everything. [snip] I have no idea what their [Penson(PNSN)] liquidity position actually looks like. All I know is what I see in their stock price. But this does not look good, and as Ann points out there is now history with MF Global and the CME refusing to make good when their oversight fails and customer funds "disappear." In short don't expect that you're safe if Penson blows because there...
  • Rupert Murdoch predicts global economic crash

    05/01/2012 9:33:08 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 6 replies
    http://twitchy.com ^ | April 30, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Governments worldwide have borrowed 100 trillion last ten years. Defaults inevitable sometime soon. Means crash, hurting rich and poor. — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) May 01, 2012 The business mogul and Newscorp head gave a dire outlook for the world’s economic future. With the world’s debt crisis coming to a head will we see a massive crash? This billionaire sure seems to think so.
  • 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...
  • The Market Is In For A Rude Awakening

    04/27/2012 3:56:59 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Comstock Partners ^ | 4-27-2012 | Comstock Partners
    The Market Is In For A Rude Awakening Comstock Partners April 27, 2012, 4:12 AM The overwhelming weight of the evidence over the past four to six weeks is that economic growth has peaked and is now slowing down. In that period we have seen either disappointing results or actual declines in the following important economic indicators: core durable goods orders, the Chicago Fed National Activities Index, initial weekly unemployment claims, new home sales, existing home sales, payroll employment, the NFIB Small Business Index, construction spending, the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index, personal income, the Kansas City Fed Index, the Philadelphia Fed...
  • The Fallacy Of Bugging Out – Are You Prepared To Be A Refugee?

    04/19/2012 4:44:54 PM PDT · by blam · 97 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-19-2012 | Survival Acres
    The Fallacy Of Bugging Out – Are You Prepared To Be A Refugee? Survival Acres April 19th, 2012 www.SurvivalAcres.com This article has been generously contributed by Survival Acres – Sustainable Living & Common Sense. Many websites, blogs and forums have covered the topic of bugging out in excruciating detail, all under the assumption that this will be a necessary escape plan for many of us when the proverbial shit hits the fan. This notion is predicated upon the belief that escape and evasion, necessary for your immediate survival will be a (likely) event that you must plan and prepare for...
  • 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>
  • The Sexy Side of Prepping

    04/13/2012 8:48:22 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 66 replies
    Preparedness Pro ^ | 4/12/13 | Kellene Bishop
    From a very young age there are so many things that we prepare for in life. We prepare for our first day of school by shopping for “school clothes” and supplies. We prepare for exams by studying information so that when tested the knowledge can be recalled. We prepare for dates by putting on our best clothes and putting our best foot forward. We prepare for job interviews. We prepare for buying our first home. We prepare for health issues. We prepare for a wedding…a child…a car accident…a shower…dinner…the list goes on and on. The truth of the matter is...
  • Bunkers, Food, Armor: Disaster Prep Hits Mainstream

    04/10/2012 10:01:25 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 7, 2012 | Bob Owens
    I’m not sure when the tipping point occurred, but at some point recently the “prepper” movement exploded and became mainstream. Preppers are folks who detect the possibility of calamity and decide to increase their odds of surviving it by putting aside supplies. “Putting things by” — essential throughout most of humanity’s existence — was common in the United States up until advances in transportation logistics brought about the “just in time” shipping model. Suddenly, we could get almost any supplies delivered fresh and year-round to massive community stores. What our grandparents called “lean times” became a thing of the past...
  • Colorado disaster-shelter company swamped with orders

    04/09/2012 9:50:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Toronto's 680 Newsradio ^ | April 9, 2012 | Staff
    A down economy appears to be good times for at least one Colorado company. Many disaster-shelter companies across the nation can't keep up with the demand from their customers, who all appear to be worried about the future. The Colorado company was recently profiled on the show "Doomsday Preppers," hosted on the National Geographic Channel. Owner Riley Cook says their phones have been ringing off the hook ever since, with people requesting everything from survival kits to advice. As a major project, the company is currently working on a shelter that puts most homes to shame. The nearly half-million dollar...
  • 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...
  • Read This First Before You Decide That Preppers Are Crazy

    04/03/2012 11:13:52 AM PDT · by blam · 166 replies
    TEC ^ | 4-2-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Read This First Before You Decide That Preppers Are CrazyApril 2, 2012Michael Snyder Do you believe that preppers are a few cards short of a full deck? Do you assume that anyone that is "preparing for doomsday" does not have their elevator going all the way to the top floor? Well, you might want to read this first before you make a final decision that all preppers are crazy. The information that you are about to read shook me up a bit when I first looked it over. To be honest, I had no idea how incredibly vulnerable our economic...
  • RUSSELL: A Massive Stock Market Collapse Will Wipe Out 60 Years Of Inflation And Leveraging

    03/30/2012 10:10:51 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-30-2012 | Sam Ro
    RICHARD RUSSELL: A Massive Stock Market Collapse Will Wipe Out 60 Years Of Inflation And Leveraging Sam Ro Mar. 30, 2012, 8:23 PM Richard Russell, writer of the Dow Theory Letters, is just looking for the right time to buy stocks. But that time isn't now. And until that time comes, Russell will be keeping his wealth in gold. He writes in King World News: What I want to illustrate is that great fortunes are made at super-bear market lows. But you must have the money at the lows. Which is why gold is so singular and valuable. If you...
  • Oklahomans from all walks of life prepare for emergencies

    03/30/2012 9:08:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 3/31/12 | MATT DINGER
    As a New Orleans police officer in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Kevin Diel learned how quickly a disastrous event can bring a city to its knees and bring out the worst part of human nature. “Within about a week of it hitting, it completely changed my mind. This was a whole new world, and there was nobody to help,” Diel said. He used his wits, the few supplies he had on hand and what he could scavenge to survive the ordeal until order was restored. Diel, now a private corporate security officer, considers himself a member of a community...
  • US Debt Ceiling D-Day: September 14, 2012

    03/28/2012 3:23:52 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 4 replies
    The Zero Hedge ^ | 03/28/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today, outgoing Treasury Secretary and tax challenged part-time pathological liar (see here) Tim Geithner said that any worries of the US debt ceiling are misplaced, and that at best such an event would occur "late in the year" (and to think the August 2011 extended $16.394 trillion debt ceiling was supposed to last well into 2013). Naturally, coming from Geithner, it meant this statement was a flat out lief the second it left his mouth, which is why we decided to do our own analysis of just when the latest and greatest debt ceiling would be breached. The answer...
  • Doomsday Preppers

    03/27/2012 12:10:57 PM PDT · by WPaCon · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/27/2012 | Tom Thurlow
    This just has to be a sign of the times. Record deficits and oil prices rising, and it could all get worse. So the National Geographic channel has begun airing a show named Doomsday Preppers, where viewers can watch end-of-the-world types prepare for doomsday. Each episode highlights several people and their preparations for the end of the world, or, as they often put it, "when the stuff hits the fan." If you are a "doomsday prepper," the show has some pretty useful information, and if not, the show is still pretty entertaining. Some of the calamities predicted by the preppers...
  • Could You Really Survive the Apocalypse by Eating Freeze-Dried Food?

    03/23/2012 4:00:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 68 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 23, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    Could you really survive the apocalypse by eating freeze-dried food? Is it really a good idea to store freeze dried food for a long-term survival situation? It may be an attractive proposition for the survivalist in you, but you probably didn't bargain on what exactly the process of freeze drying involves — and its price. HOW TO CARRY A TON OF FOOD ON YOUR BACK The process of freeze drying plays with the properties of water within food. When freeze drying, a cooked portion of food is flash frozen under a vacuum. At low pressure, all but 2-5% of the...
  • Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. Reports Strong First Quarter Bookings (Suspending new orders!)

    Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR), announced today that for the first quarter 2012, the Company has received orders for more than one million units. Therefore, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders. Chief Executive Officer Michael O. Fifer made the following comments: •The Company’s Retailer Programs that were offered from January 1, 2012 through February 29, 2012 were very successful and generated significant orders from retailers to independent wholesale distributors for Ruger firearms. •Year-to-date, the independent wholesale distributors placed orders with the Company for more than one million Ruger firearms. •Despite the Company’s continuing successful efforts...