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  • Prepper Paranoia or Pragmatism? Inside Wyoming’s Underground Survivalist Movement

    12/17/2017 9:32:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Planet Jackson Hole ^ | December 13, 2017 | Angelica Leicht
    “Watch your step. It’s steep on the way down.” There’s something unnerving about climbing down a set of narrow stairs and into a metal pod buried on a rural plot of Wyoming ranch land — bad things happen in buried bunkers, don’t you know — and when coupled with the darkness of the room below, it feels bit like you’re stepping to your doom. “There’s nothing to be scared of. You’re safe down here,” Dylan* said, stifling a laugh. The 35-year-old father of two has spent the last few years preparing for disaster, and the addition of this pre-fabbed steel...
  • US survivalists stock up as disasters roil planet; nuclear war threat looms

    09/22/2017 7:25:12 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies
    NST ^ | September 23, 2017
    US survivalists stock up as disasters roil planet; nuclear war threat looms By Reuters - September 23, 2017 @ 10:01am NEW YORK: Two earthquakes, three monstrous hurricanes and the North Korean missile crisis have US survivalists convinced that the end of the world is nigh. And they are clearing store shelves to stock bunkers in anticipation of Earth's final chapter. Sales of freeze-dried food, gas masks and other survival equipment have spiked in recent weeks as so-called "preppers" get ready to ride out any disaster, whether natural or man-made. Inspiring their actions: images of people helpless against floodwater from Hurricanes...
  • Cadain’s Watch by Daniella Bova, a Book Review

    04/01/2017 9:00:24 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 72 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 03/30/2017 | Tamara Wilhite
    Cadain's Watch is the last book in the Storms of Transformation series, tracing the journey of a family fleeing an oppressive state to save their illegally born daughter. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this Christian fiction book?
  • Beer Can: the Ultimate Survival Stove

    06/29/2016 12:33:07 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 6/29/2016 | M Alpert
    Adventurer Tom Allen and his friend demonstrates how to make a stove with the minimal materials. Beer Can Get a beer can or any aluminum can, the larger the better and have a knife or a pair scissors. Cut the top of beer can at the top ridge.Cut beer can in half and get it to 2-3 inches high on both can.Dent the bottom half can with a knife all the way around, when done place the top piece together.Make a little hole with the thumbtackPour some rubbing alcohol into the and light it up, now you’re ready to start...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    04/08/2016 1:37:59 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 13 replies
    Myself | April 8,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone, it is time to once again to open our mind/s to the realms of saving our & families arse/s when things go from bad to worse. I would have posted up last week, but I & my family were under the weather, so I had to play nurse to the 3 of us. So now let us discuss property management. For me, we have 5 acres here in eastern central Mo. by the mighty Mississippi River [way above the flood plains too]. But about 1/3 of my property is over grown with trees & invasive plants. And in...
  • Looming Threat of Extreme Solar Storms Prompts White House Response

    11/12/2015 5:41:36 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 42 replies
    http://www.accuweather.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Michael Kuhne
    In the late summer of 1859, an extreme geomagnetic storm bombarded the planet, igniting the ghostly, emerald lights of the aurora across skies as far south as Cuba. These powerful solar eruptions of magnetized plasma hitting the Earth caused telegraph wires to spark, disabled communications and set fire to several telegraph offices, according to NASA In the modern world, the threat of space weather is far greater as storms like the Carrington Event of 1859 pose a risk to interconnected power grids, airline operations, satellites and communications networks across the globe. "The overall goal is to ensure that the nation...
  • Lights Out: Has Ted Koppel Become a 'Rightwing' Survivalist?

    11/03/2015 11:21:42 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 3, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember when, not so long ago, much of the Mainstream Media was mocking people who stocked up on emergency supplies ("preppers") in case of a catastrophe as a bunch of "rightwing" survivalist kooks wearing tinfoil hats? Well, it now appears that Ted Koppel is wearing a tinfoil hat because he is warning about a possible apocalyptic catastrophe that could knock out the nation's power grid for up to two years and is recommending that people stock up on emergency supplies. Such recommendations are made in his recently published book, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath. We shall...
  • Prepping for Doomsday

    10/30/2015 8:15:52 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/30/2015 | C Cocoles
    Scott Hunt has no interest in building a bomb out of a paper clip, but as a survivalist prepper, Hunt savors the idea of being somewhat of a MacGyver-type. Thats what I do, says Hunt a professional prepper who is a mentor to the survivalists preparing for the worst on the National Geographic Channel series, Doomsday Preppers. Hunt is among the growing number of Americans who want to thrive when the unexpected happens. We've seen recent natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast, Super Storm Sandy along the Atlantic Seaboard and devastating tornadoes throughout the Central Plains. What...
  • Building a Tiled Roof Hut (From Scratch...Video via You Tube)

    09/06/2015 12:23:33 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 8 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P73REgj-3UE ^ | September 4, 2015 | Primitive Technology
    From the video description: Published on Sep 4, 2015 I built this tiled roof hut in the bush using only primitive tools and materials. The tools I used have been made in my previous videos. It should be pointed out that I do not live in the wild and that this is just a hobby. It should be obvious to most that this is not a survival shelter but an experiment in primitive building technology. To cut and carve wood I used the celt stone axe and stone chisel made in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN-34JfUrHYTo carry water and make fire I...
  • This Eye-Opening Infographic Shows How Prepared Every State Is For A Natural Disaster

    11/29/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    BI ^ | 11-29-2014 | Matt Johnston
    Matt Johnston November 29, 2014The folks at Foodstorage.com have put together some crucial data about how safe we all are in one big and wonderful infographic. The first graphic below shows a map of the United States and the disasters most likely to hit certain parts of the country. Foodstorage.com also poured through the data to look at how each state is prepared for disaster. This is measured by each state's disaster budget per capita according to NEMAweb.org. The results are very telling. Texas is in the worst shape, according to this data. They are ranked as the least safe...
  • Suspect in state trooper ambush believed to be toying with police

    09/25/2014 12:23:44 PM PDT · by dware · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09.25.2014 | Fox News
    The suspect in the deadly Pennsylvania state trooper ambush earlier this month has been leaving a trail for police and, at times, wears adult diapers to enable him to hunker down for long periods of time like a sniper, police said Thursday.
  • Syrian woman survives 700 days trapped in house

    06/11/2014 2:17:35 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 11th 2014 | Diaa Hadid
    Over the course of the 700-day blockade, her world shrunk to her living room and her kitchen. She survived by eating plants and reading books. She refused to look in the mirror, because seeing her withered state might break her spirit. Zeinat Akhras, a 65-year-old pharmacist, still bears the effects of nearly two years trapped in her home, surrounded by rebel fighters during the government's siege on the ancient quarters of the central Syrian city of Homs. She's still a wispy 38 kilograms (83 pounds), even after gaining four kilograms (eight pounds) since the blockade ended in early May with...
  • 12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America

    03/30/2014 6:07:39 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 3-30-2014 | Michael Snyder
    12 Signs That Something Big Is Happening To The Earth’s Crust Under North And South America By Michael Snyder on March 30th, 2014 Why are fault lines and volcanoes all over North and South America suddenly waking up? Are we moving into a time when major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will become much more common? For the past several decades, we have been extremely fortunate to have experienced a period of extremely low seismic activity along the west coast of the United States. You see, the west coast lies right along the infamous Ring of Fire. Approximately 75 percent of...
  • Dragon Day - The American Dream Has Been Repossessed

    11/11/2012 7:49:28 AM PST · by Chode · 5 replies
    www.dragondaymovie.com/ ^ | 11/11/2012 | Chode
    STORY When out-of-work techie Duke Evans and his family try to rebuild their lives in a remote mountain town, their own version of the American Dream is cut short as planes begin falling from the sky and all power, communications and transportation suddenly stops working. Caught in an unprecedented cyberattack that signifies the end of the U.S. as we know it, Duke and his family must use all their wits and the unlikely help of an illegal immigrant, to survive this frighteningly realistic scenario where water, food and time are running out.Dragon Day Dragon Day is an independent film that...
  • 38 Survival Downloads and Handbooks – Pioneering, SHTF

    11/10/2012 4:51:46 PM PST · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    Pakalert Press ^ | 11/10/12 | TRUTHER
    Some good stuff at link!
  • Obama Has Stolen $5.3 Trillion From Our Children In Order To Make Himself Look Good

    08/30/2012 8:35:17 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    TEC ^ | 8-30-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Obama Has Stolen $5.3 Trillion From Our Children In Order To Make Himself Look GoodMichael SnyderAugust 30, 2012 Barack Obama has destroyed the future of America in order to improve his chances of winning the next election. Under Obama, 5.3 trillion dollars has been ruthlessly stolen from our children and our grandchildren. That money has been used to pump up the debt-fueled false prosperity that we have been experiencing. When the U.S. government borrows money that it does not have from someone else (such as China) and spends that money into the economy it is going to make our economic...
  • Here it is: An effective plan to convince your loved ones to prepare

    06/23/2012 6:50:19 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    Survival Mom ^ | 11/15/11 | David Nash
    Any person who has begun to seriously prepare has had to make compromises between current wants and future needs, how much to spend on preparations, and how many people to stock supplies for. If you’re married, you need to have a spouse that shares your concerns or you’re going to fight over every #10 can the mailman delivers. I don’t need to go into detail on how much you should store, how to store it, or what makes the cut on your List of Lists. The purpose of this article is to help communicate the need to prepare with those...
  • 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.
  • First Things First: Key Questions Facing The Beginning Prepper

    05/16/2012 4:47:01 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5-15-20124 | Mac Slavo - Norse Prepper
    First Things First: Key Questions Facing The Beginning Prepper Norse Prepper May 16th, 2012 SHTFplan The following article has been generously contributed by Norse Prepper. SHTF Plan Editor’s Note: While there may be three million Americans preparing for a paradigm shift which promises to change our very way of life, that leaves roughly 99% of our population that has failed to take any serious steps to insulate themselves from catastrophe. Earlier this week we asked “How Horrific Will It Be For the Non-Prepper?”, in which we detailed the disastrous consequences that await those who will get blindsided by a widespread...
  • 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...