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  • Women turn to Navy SEAL-style 'vigilance'

    05/13/2019 7:04:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 5/13/2019 | Art Moore
    “Looking back on my solo travel days (in the early 1990s), I was really lucky and very naive,” she writes. “I gave entirely too much information about myself to complete strangers. … I was way too trusting and not plugged into my surroundings.” Times have changed, she writes. “Back then I didn’t feel I had to be switched on, with my radar scanning at all times, when I was by myself. However, it’s no longer an option NOT to take proactive measures to keep yourself safe.” Producing the 2006 documentary “Terror in American Schools: Are Your Kids Safe?” prompted her...
  • The SHTF Gun

    05/03/2019 1:14:50 AM PDT · by vannrox · 42 replies
    The Shooters Log from Cheaper-than-dirt ^ | Published on April 26, 2019 in Firearms | By Dave Dolbee
    The SHTF gun means many things to many people. Having actually taken incoming fire and proven I cannot stop a bullet, I have a different idea than the casually interested. Planning for an apocalyptic nightmare seems a popular pastime—especially for cinematic writers. Just the same there are times when the need may be real.Perhaps the Remington 870DM should be at the top of the list in SHTF shotguns. Man’s propensity for savagery, slavery, and mayhem has little diminished since Neolithic times. Geopolitical woes, revolution, disease, and natural disaster are real concerns. I am not one looking forward to such a...
  • When you have no chance of surviving, but you do...

    04/24/2019 5:17:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies ^ | 22mar19 | Team
    Posted on March 22, 2019 by team Yesterday an employee of the mininig and processing plant in Karelia miraculously survived in the accident where seemingly he didn’t have a single chance. His Ford was severely smashed by a huge dump truck. The man thought the driver of the truck noticed him and it was too late when he realized he was wrong. When the truck smashed the car, the man had his legs cramped, and he was really happy when he felt he still could move them. Finally X-Ray showed not a sinle bone was broken! The weight of the dump truck...
  • "Off the Richter Scale" (Huge Predicted West Coast Earthquakes)

    03/13/2019 9:37:20 AM PDT · by Sarcasm Factory · 98 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2019 | Michael J. Totten
    Americans have long dreaded the “Big One,” a magnitude 8.0 earthquake along California’s San Andreas Fault that could one day kill thousands of people and cause billions of dollars in damage. The Big One, though, is a mere mini-me compared with the cataclysm forming beneath the Pacific Northwest. Roughly 100 miles off the West Coast, running from Mendocino, California, to Canada’s Vancouver Island, lurks the Cascadia Subduction Zone, where the Juan de Fuca Plate is sliding beneath the North American Plate, creating the conditions for a megathrust quake 30 times stronger than the worst-case scenario along the notorious San...
  • SOCIALIZMO: Venezuelans Collect Drinking Water…FROM THE SEWER!

    03/12/2019 1:58:22 PM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Bright News ^ | March 12, 2019
    Socialism in action! These poor bastards are forced to collect sewage runoff for drinking water! Desperate Venezuelans swarm sewage drains in search of water
  • Crews search for Marine missing in California mountains

    03/10/2019 11:35:42 AM PDT · by Mariner · 29 replies
    AP via Sacramento Bee ^ | March 10th, 2019 | Unattributed
    BRIDGEPORT, Calif. Authorities in California searched for a sixth day Saturday for a missing Marine after he failed to return from a backcountry skiing trip through the Sierra Nevada. First Lt. Matthew Kraft began trekking a section of the rugged Sierra High Route on Feb. 23 and was scheduled to complete it on Monday or Tuesday near Bridgeport, a town northeast of Yosemite National Park, 1st Marine Capt. Paul Gainey said. Kraft is an infantry officer who received survival training in the field. "He has the skills to survive in austere environments, and we're hoping for the best here," Gainey...
  • California sisters, 8 and 5, survived 44-hour ordeal by drinking fresh water from Huckleberry leaves

    03/04/2019 10:40:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4,2019 | Travis Fedschun
    Two young sisters who survived for 44 hours in the wilderness of Northern California before they were found alive on Sunday did so by using basic survival skills they learned at their local 4-H club. Carolina Carrico, 5 and Leia Carrico, 8, were discovered around 10:30 a.m. by two firefighters who were able to follow their tracks and locate them, Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal told reporters. "This is an absolute miracle," he said. "This is rugged territory, this is an extreme environment. How they were out there for 44 hours is pretty amazing." Officials were able to locate the...
  • The Stories of Migrants Risking Everything for a Better Life

    02/05/2019 1:06:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 19 replies
    Time ^ | JANUARY 24TH, 2019 | By Haley Sweetland Edwards
    From where Violeta Monterroso stood, in a migrant encampment near one of Tijuana’s main border crossings, she could almost see San Diego, the shimmering American city just beyond the frontier fence. She could see American cars as they slid down a highway and disappeared toward a ghostly skyline, and she could imagine what lay almost within reach. But that promised land was also infinitely distant. From the Mexican side of the border, mired in inches of mud that reeked of broken portable toilets, the entire U.S. might as well have been a mirage. When Monterroso and her husband Cándido Calderón...
  • The day I tasted climate change: Every one of us will have moment when global warming gets personal

    12/27/2018 11:53:15 AM PST · by ETL · 105 replies ^ | Dec 21, 2018 | James Temple
    In early November, gale-force winds whipped a brush fire into an inferno that nearly consumed the town of Paradise, California, and killed at least 86 people. By the second morning, I could smell the fire from one foot outside my door in Berkeley, some 130 miles from the flames. Within a week, my eyes and throat stung even when I was indoors. Air quality maps warned that the soot-filled air blanketing the Bay Area had reached “very unhealthy” levels. For days, nearly everyone wore masks as they walked their dogs, rode the train, and carried out errands. Most of those...
  • Silence Before (the) Storm

    12/24/2018 4:59:12 PM PST · by vannrox · 79 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 25DEC18 | Editorial Staff
    They were family living in building that was populated with important people from the old politic system, like retired politicians, rich and important people. It was about about one month after SHTF started, family stayed inside, did not know what to do, their apartment building was one of the few that gangs did not visit yet. They heard screams and pistol shots, always bad signs, then loud curses, and sound of fighting. Anyway, there was no too much time to do anything smart, while gang get to their floor, they managed to hide girl in one of the closets, and...
  • Surviving a Catastrophic Power Outage NAIC Executive Summary

    12/10/2018 6:53:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Executive Summary The nation has steadily improved its ability to respond to major disasters and the power outages that often result. But increasing threats—whether severe natural disasters, cyber-physical attacks, electromagnetic events, or some combination—present new challenges for protecting the national power grid and recovering quickly from a catastrophic power outage. The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) was tasked to examine the nation’s ability to respond to and recover from a catastrophic power outage of a magnitude beyond modern experience, exceeding prior events in severity, scale, duration, and consequence. Simply put, how can the nation best prepare for and...
  • Woman who went missing in Kansas blizzard found dead

    11/28/2018 12:38:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 70 replies
    KAKE ^ | Nov 27, 2018 6:12 AM PST
    CAWKER CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - A northern Kansas woman who went missing after her car got stuck in a weekend blizzard has been found dead. Authorities at the Mitchell County command center for the search say the body of 37-year-old Tanya Eshbaugh, of Cawker City, was found in a field near Waconda Lake, about three miles from her car. She was on her way to work Sunday morning when she called in to say she wasn't going to make it due to the weather and was turning around to go home. "It is believed that after getting her vehicle stuck...
  • Concealed Carry Corner: Situational Awareness – Do You Have It?

    09/29/2018 10:44:07 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 51 replies ^ | 9/28/18 | Pete
    Even though I started writing this column days ago, apparently Wednesday was National Situational Awareness Day. So much for my digital self-awareness. But the timing couldn’t be better: The US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) dropped a hypothetical restaurant layout on their Facebook page a few days ago, asking their readers to pick their preferred seat and why. The idea may be overly simplistic, but anything that helps people literally open their eyes is probably worthy of a discussion. So, looking at the above floor plan, what seat would you pick and why? ( graphic of restaurant seating arraingement at blog...
  • 'Survival of the laziest' is key to avoiding extinction

    08/22/2018 5:53:11 PM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies ^ | Aug 22, 2018 | Chris Ciaccia
    When your mother told you to clean your room and you said you'd do it later, it turns out you were just trying to survive. A new study from researchers at the University of Kansas suggests that species who use more energy on a daily basis are at a greater risk of becoming extinct than those that are more sedentary. “We wondered, 'Could you look at the probability of extinction of a species based on energy uptake by an organism?'” said Luke Strotz, postdoctoral researcher at KU’s Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum and the study's lead author, in a...
  • [VANITY] Need a recommendation for a semi-off grid hunting cabin water system

    08/08/2018 10:35:21 AM PDT · by MountainWalker · 19 replies
    Me | 8/8/2018 | Me
    The wife and I own a log cabin weekend/vacation home in WV which is running on treated well water. We also own another lot diagonally down and directly across the street on which we built a guest house/airbnb rental that we're making great money on. Instead of drilling another well when we built that house, we had another water line dug from our house down to that, and it's working great. It's a private dirt road, so we had no problem trenching the new water line across the street. A neighbor owns a hunting cabin on a lot diagonally across...
  • Post-Apocalyptic Guns

    07/26/2018 7:35:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/26/2018 | J McAdams
    Here's some pics from Imgur user ricraynor of a post-apocalyptic style custom rifle build that looks like from a Mad Max film. The two rifles, an AR flattop build constructed with a split wooden stock around the buffer tube and what used to be an Ottoman Turkish Mauser, seem like they are a step away from being shiny and chrome. But before you get worked up about hacking up the vintage bolt-gun, the creator cautions the Mauser was on its last legs and was no longer collectible. So the next best thing besides throwing it away is to custom...
  • Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Naval Aviator and Viet Nam POW LTJG Dieter Dengler Documentary)

    04/25/2018 10:44:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Netflix ^ | 1997 | Werner Herzog
    Dieter Dengler (May 22, 1938 – February 7, 2001) was a German-born United States Navy aviator during the Vietnam War and later a private aircraft test pilot and commercial airline pilot. He was one of two survivors, the other being Phisit Intharathat, out of seven prisoners of war (POWs) who escaped from a Pathet Lao prison camp in Laos. He was rescued after 23 days on the run[1] following six months of torture and imprisonment and was the first captured U.S. airman to escape enemy captivity during the Vietnam war.[2][3]
  • Ham / GMRS 400-1000mhz PC board antenna PCB LDPA review by Survival Comms

    04/06/2018 11:25:47 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    SurvivalComms ^ | Jul 29, 2016 | SurvivalComms
    Antenna review by Survival Comms
  • Mishaps in the Unforgiving Arctic

    02/28/2018 8:11:47 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 2/28/2018 | C Cocoles
    Crossing the tundra was painful. The constant pounding of hard snow on steel was sending sharp pains up and down my spine, making it miserable. It was cold too, 40 below zero, and the snow was practically gone. The wind had done its job. In the back of my mind I could hear my father, 6,000 miles to the south, talking to me. “Watch what you’re doing,” he would say. And as clear as day, I could also see my son’s face – home, warm, happy and waiting for me. Will I ever get back? Deep down I was scared...
  • All Things Prepping, Simple Living, Back to the Basics [Survival Today, an on going thread]

    02/26/2018 12:12:20 PM PST · by CottonBall · 963 replies
    vanity | 2/26/18 | CottonBall
    I’ve been missing the vast amount of information on prepping, survival, camping, simple cooking, the old ways of doing just about everything – all the things nw_arizona_granny knew so much about and shared with us, along with numerous other posters with a vast array of skills and knowledge. We have our various related-threads here, a recipe thread, a gardening thread, and even a prepper thread. They are all great and I don’t mean to take anything away from those and the hard work their owners put in. But I was missing a place to talk about ALL those things, to...