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  • 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...
  • Matt Drudge Issues Warning: “Have an Exit Plan…”

    01/27/2014 11:20:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Advice or a Warning? You be the judge– American media mogul and creator and editor of the Drudge Report, Matt Drudge issued a dire warning this weekend. The influential conservative warned his Twitter followers “Have an exit plan…” Drudge has access to confidential information from numerous sources inside media and politics.STHF Plan reported, via Free Republic: His web site may consist of just a single page, but Matt Drudge is arguably the most influential media personality in the world. Garnering nearly one billion readers monthly, the Drudge Report is able to literally shift public sentiment, making it an essential read...
  • When a panic room is no longer enough: The 'billionaire bunkers' w/ recognition software...

    12/03/2013 6:05:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 28, 2013 | Staff
    Wealthy families across the country are shelling out millions to protect their loved ones from intruders, natural disasters or the apocalypse as home security goes increasingly sci-fi. Companies that provide concerned homeowners with futuristic gadgets - and a priceless peace of mind - have revealed the growing demand of costly bunkers, passageways, panic rooms and recognition software. Chris Pollack - president of Pollack+Partners, a design and construction adviser in Purchase, New York - told Forbes that, while security has always been important for the wealthiest clients, the spending on home security has noticeably grown in the past five years. And...
  • Survivalists worry ‘preppers’ will be scapegoated for Newtown shooting

    12/19/2012 7:16:22 AM PST · by Kartographer · 59 replies
    Yahoo! News | The Lookout ^ | 12/19/12 | Liz Goodwino
    Ever since a relative of Newtown, Conn., shooter Adam Lanza suggested that his mother, Nancy Lanza, was a "survivalist" who stockpiled food and weapons, "preppers" have gone online to express concern that they may become targets of unwelcome attention. "She prepared for the worst," Nancy Lanza's sister-in-law, Marsha Lanza, told reporters last weekend. "Last time we visited her in person, we talked about prepping—are you ready for what could happen down the line, when the economy collapses?"
  • The Fire Piston: Ancient Firemaking Machine

    10/05/2012 8:08:08 PM PDT · by djone · 31 replies
    primitiveways.com ^ | copyright 1996 | Wyatt R. Knapp
    History/how to of this ancient device: "Air gets very hot when it is compressed under high pressure. A classic example would be the heat that is created when one uses a bicycle pump. But when the air is compressed in a firepiston it is done so quickly and efficiently that it can reach a temperature in excess of 800 degrees Fahrenheit. This is hot enough to ignite the tinder that is placed in the end of the piston which has been hollowed out to accept it."
  • Survivalists and Preppers needed for TV show pilot!

    09/19/2012 2:19:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Reality Wanted ^ | September 18, 2012
    Do you think the end of the world could happen and you'll be ready when it does? Are you ready for anything from an earthquake, tsunami, nuclear war to zombie apocolypse? Are you a survivalist or prepper? If you think you have the guts, skills, and quick thinking to survive in any situation, then we want to hear from you! Please submit the following: Name: Age: Occupation: Marital Status: List of your survival skills and events you're prepared for.
  • 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...
  • Glenn Beck goes off grid

    01/02/2012 10:18:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Off Grid ^ | December 14, 2011 | Nick Rosen
    US Shock Jock Glenn Beck’s Internet-only network is launching a series aimed at showing people how to move off-grid. GBTV, which the conservative firebrand launched as he was exiting Fox News this past spring, is prepping Independence U.S.A.The series follows the Belcastro family as they try to live “off the grid” in a post-apocalyptic America. That’s near identical to the History Channel’s Apocalypse, PA, in which the same heavily-mustachioed lead character Frank Belcastro introduced himself by declaring: “My name is Frank and I’m not crazy. I know the world’s not ending anytime soon. But just in case, I want to...
  • The Department of Homeland Brown-Shirts? Is Big Brother Actually Watching You?

    12/11/2011 7:19:55 PM PST · by ElIguana · 20 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 12/11/2011 | America's Conservative News
    When Senator Rand Paul recently stated from the well of the Senate that those who store more than a 7-day supply of food in their homes may be considered a terrorist threat by our own government and subject to detention at Gitmo, a few eyebrows went up. On the surface, the statement appeared to be a hat-tip to what liberals derisively call the "lunatic fringe." However, what was formerly the stuff of conspiracy theories is now moving into the mainstream, bolstered by the frightening and undeniable fact that government agencies on the federal, state and local level are, in fact,...
  • Top 10 Reasons America Depends On Survivalists And Preppers

    07/29/2011 5:39:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    personalliberty.com ^ | 7-25-11 | David Morris
    1. FEMA: The cost for local, state and Federal agencies to plan, equip and staff for every disaster that might happen is cost-prohibitive. When disasters strike, government is quick to talk and quick to “ramp up,” but government help is slow to come and inefficient when it arrives. The irony is how often highly qualified and motivated front-line first responders are prevented from doing as much as they could by top-heavy bureaucracies. Survivalists and preppers, on the other hand, are able to act quickly and efficiently to take care of their own houses and provide stability, structure and assistance for...
  • Vanity: Need Freeper help with commo gear (CB/SSB/FRS/etc) for local family

    04/26/2011 9:59:16 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 22 replies
    26 APR 11 | dcbryan1
    Freepers: Due to last night's storms in Central Arkansas, our family found out the HARD WAY just how important communications (commo) is when the power goes out, telephone lines get blown down, the cell towers are destroyed, and we are left in the dark with multiple tornados inbound.Anyways, I wanted to solicit Freepers help on unconventional communications with family such as Citizen Band (CB), FRS, GMRS, etc. I am going to attend our Central Arkansas Ham Radio meeting next month and see about going "one step further" to get my ham radio license. Please read below for my situational needs.
  • Thinking like a survivor

    01/22/2011 7:34:29 PM PST · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Birmingham Examiner ^ | 1/20/11 | Dave Prosch
    In the survival/emergency preparedness community, there is an inordinate amount of discussion devoted to exactly what kind of gear and how much each would-be survivor needs to live through whichever approaching cataclysm they foresee. While the nuts and bolts of survival gear are certainly important, it is the intangible aspects of attitude, knowledge and skill that truly separate the survivor from the person who just bought a bunch of stuff. Before you start throwing money into a survival kit, you need to start thinking like a survivor.
  • Column: Costco's shopping list for Armaggedon Not only Mormons preparing for Earth's Final Days

    10/09/2010 10:47:46 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 10/9/10 | Alan Abel
    Back to Costco. On sale for $149.99 is the Food for Health Extreme Emergency Preparedness Kit, which includes, among dozens of other items: 25 servings of Western Stew 25 servings of Potato Soup 20 servings of Oatmeal Water Filtration System Crank Flashlight/Radio/Cellphone Charger Survival Knife Emergency Blankets Compass/Whistle/Thermometer 4 N95 Safety Masks 1 Roll Duct Tape Toilet Paper "Especially developed for Costco members," the megastore assures
  • Department of Justice Lists Survivalists, Constitutionalists in Extremism Guide

    08/30/2010 4:41:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    A recent Department of Justice guide for investigators of criminal and extremist groups lists “constitutionalists” and “survivalists” alongside organizations like Al-Qaeda and the Aryan Brotherhood. The 120-page, “Law Enforcement Sensitive” guide to “Investigating Terrorism and Criminal Extremism – Terms and Concepts” describes itself as “a glossary designed primarily as a tool for criminal justice professionals to enhance their understanding of words relating to extremist terminology, phrases, activities, symbols, organizations, and selected names that they may encounter while conducting criminal investigations or prosecutions of members of extremist organizations.” Constitutionalist, defined by Random House’s 2010 Dictionary as an “adherent or advocate of...
  • 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...
  • Colorado 'Preppers' Get Ready For Worst

    06/02/2010 12:15:25 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 78 replies · 1,700+ views
    ABC 7 News ^ | 5/24/10 | Jaclyn Allen
    Being ready for a major disaster is no longer the realm solely of Montana militiamen hidden in the mountains. The shaky economy and recent catastrophes are fueling a growing movement of soft-core survivalists, who could just be your next-door neighbors. If there were ever a disaster of any type in Frederick, Colo., the Douglas home is probably where you'd want to be. "From the outside looking in, nobody could really know," said Ron Douglas. Ron and Heather Douglas and their six children are new members of a growing online network getting ready for the worst, the Colorado Preppers Network. Is...
  • Studies on Spiders show the dangers of Drugs Like Marijuana (Very cool Video)

    05/22/2010 11:45:56 AM PDT · by OneVike · 75 replies · 1,851+ views
    ChicoER Gate | 5/22/10 | Chuck Wolk
    As I told you a few weeks ago, this November the voters of California will decide whether or not marijuana should be legalized or not. In the article, Legalizing Marijuana, So Politicians Can Spend More Money, I gave my reasons for being against the initiative. After all, the last thing we need to do in California is feed the drug habit of politicians by giving them another product to tax millions of dollars on for their already failed programs. That's right, tax dollars is just as addictive to politicians as crack cocaine is to those caught in it's web...
  • 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...
  • EMP could leave '9 out of 10 Americans dead'

    05/04/2010 5:12:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 429 replies · 7,645+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 3, 2010 | Joseph Farah
    There is renewed alarm about the possibility of an EMP attack – electromagnetic pulse – on the United States because of Iran's work on a multi-stage Space Launch Vehicle, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. And experts forecast if such an attack were a success, it effectively could throw the U.S. back into an age of agriculture. "Within a year of that attack, nine out of 10 Americans would be dead, because we can't support a population of the present size in urban centers and the like without electricity," said Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for...
  • Americans get set for disaster day

    03/30/2010 1:52:49 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 89 replies · 1,862+ views
    BBC News ^ | March 26, 2010 | Madeleine Morris
    If there was ever a major disaster in northern Virginia, Chuck Izzo's house is Greenville is where you would want to be. Tucked away in his pantry are enough tinned food and water to last for two months. In the basement an inverter hums quietly, charging batteries that could easily power most of his three-storey home's lights and appliances for nine hours. And for when that runs out, he has a wood-burning stove with a two-month supply of fuel pellets so he can cook and heat the whole house. Mr Izzo is a "prepper", one of a growing number of...
  • 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...
  • A link to some survival books on pdf

    02/11/2010 7:48:57 AM PST · by Kartographer · 28 replies · 1,168+ views
    I found this link posted on another group and thought I would pass it along. Some good information here on everything from basic first aid, to gardening, off grid living, useful military manuels.....
  • 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...
  • Preparing for an apocalypse now

    02/10/2010 6:59:42 PM PST · by Kartographer · 184 replies · 3,558+ views
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 1/10/10 | Paul Moss
    Amid concerns about future shortages of fuel and food, so-called survivalists are learning how to live without the trappings that modern society currently provides. John Niven wants to make one thing absolutely clear. He is not, he assures me, "one of those nutters". I have not actually questioned John's sanity - he certainly appears to have his marbles intact.
  • 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!
  • Review of "Enemies Foreign and Domestic"

    09/05/2003 9:14:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 167 replies · 481+ views
    Enemies Foreign and Domestic | 5 September, 2003 | Marktwain
    Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matthew Bracken, Steelcutter Publishing, San Diego CA. www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com I recieved my copy of Enemies Foreign And Domestic on Tuesday evening this week. By Thursday morning, I had devoured the 568 pages. This book was eagerly awaited, as it belongs to that small but growing genre, the distopic future brought about by civil war over the Constitution of the United States, triggered by ruthless suppression of the 2nd amendment. Only three books of this genre have recieved prominence. They are: The Turner Diaries, a racist, hate filled account where the "heros" are willing to kill off...
  • Survivalist Novel Patriots Rates High in Amazon, Not Libraries(Bitter clinger must read)

    04/30/2009 4:32:08 AM PDT · by appleseed · 18 replies · 1,392+ views
    Libray Journal ^ | 4/14/2009 | Lynn Blumenstein
    So, a title shoots to the top of Amazon.com’s sales ranking within days of its release and libraries are caught off-guard—only a handful have it on hand and another few wait for its delivery; it’s already on backorder at Baker & Taylor (B&T). This scenario occurred with the April 7 release of Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse by James Wesley Rawles, which hit #6 last week on Amazon but was #33 today. (The book, initially published as shareware and then by a Christian publishing house and POD house Xlibris, has been reissued by Ulysses Press, which...
  • Duck and Cover: It’s the New Survivalism

    04/05/2008 5:57:03 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 36 replies · 263+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6 April 08 | By ALEX WILLIAMS
    ...Preparedness activity is difficult to track statistically, since people who take measures are usually highly circumspect by nature, said Jim Rawles, the editor of www.survivalblog.com, a preparedness Web site. Nevertheless, interest in the survivalist movement “is experiencing its largest growth since the late 1970s,” Mr. Rawles said in an e-mail, adding that traffic at his blog has more than doubled in the past 11 months, with more than 67,000 unique visitors per week. And its base is growing. “Our core readership is still solidly conservative,” he said. “But in recent months I’ve noticed an increasing number of stridently green and...
  • Survivalism Lite

    12/29/2009 7:23:03 AM PST · by ChocChipCookie · 119 replies · 2,916+ views
    Newsweek ^ | December 28, 2009 | Jessica Bennett
    Lisa Bedford is what you'd imagine of a stereotypical soccer mom. She drives a white Tahoe SUV. An American flag flies outside her suburban Phoenix home. She sells Pampered Chef kitchen tools and likes to bake. Bedford and her husband have two young children, four dogs, and go to church on Sunday. But about a year ago, Bedford's homemaking skills went into overdrive. She began stockpiling canned food, and converted a spare bedroom into a giant storage facility. The trunk of each of her family's cars got its own 72-hour emergency kit—giant Tupperware containers full of iodine, beef jerky, emergency...
  • 'Prepare for Rebellion', Obama Orders US-Canadian Troops [authored by a famous hoaxer]

    12/26/2009 4:48:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies · 3,612+ views
    Before It's News ^ | December 15, 2009 | Sorcha Faal
    According to these reports, Obama’s fears of rebellion are due to the economic health of California (the United States largest State) after the 3rd largest US State, New York, declared a ‘fiscal emergency’ and refused to release to its cities and towns over $750 Million due them this past week with the Governor of New York, David Paterson, declaring “I can't say this enough: The state has run out of money.”Kremlin position papers presented to Prime Minister Putin today on his upcoming meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen state that the European-US military alliance has authorized an ‘emergency...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Guns are beautiful (Pro 2nd Amendment - Check it out!)

    08/08/2009 4:48:43 PM PDT · by appleseed · 59 replies · 2,994+ views
    New Times ^ | August 5th, 2009 | Edward F. Apalategui
    I am a lifetime law-abiding gun owner and avid shooter. In my life I have had many occasions to buy firearms for sporting purposes. I have not had a need to own an AK-47 nor an opportunity to try one. I am told it is the finest assault rifle ever made. If I am in a situation wherein the AK-47 is the best choice, then I need to get one and I believe that I have that right guaranteed by the Second Amendment. Assuming that situation is in defense of my home or country, if an AK-47 makes the difference...
  • Modern Survival Tenet Six (SHTF can come in a variety of ways - whatever the case be prepared)

    08/07/2009 4:30:15 PM PDT · by appleseed · 14 replies · 907+ views
    Many in the survivalist community like to focus on what I call the “Hollywood Disasters”. This includes things like a total economic collapse, an unstoppable virus, a biological weapons attack or perhaps a complete shut down of the electrical grid. Now please do not misunderstand me, each of these threats is real and honestly could happen. My question to you is how likely are any of them to occur in the next 30 days, how about the next 10 years? Now answer these questions for yourself… What is more likely to happen tomorrow morning, you lose your job or we...
  • What's the Best Survival Weapon?

    08/07/2009 12:52:41 PM PDT · by appleseed · 93 replies · 3,155+ views
    Field & Stream ^ | July 31, 2009 | Keith McCafferty
    If you’ve watched Survivorman, it’s hard to ignore the fact that Les Stroud, the star of the show, seems to starve during every episode. I don’t mean this as a criticism; Stroud is the real deal. But his hunger pangs raise a point: Boy Scout improv works better on the page than in the forest. If you want to bring down enough bacon to keep up your strength, you’re going to need bullets—and the more, the better. With this in mind, I recently tested two different approaches to the survival question. The Pocket Protector The Henry U.S. Survival firearm ($245;...
  • SurvivalBlog.com – Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times (Guns, food and ammo...)

    08/02/2009 7:09:20 PM PDT · by appleseed · 21 replies · 2,071+ views
    AmmoLand.com ^ | August 1st, 2009
    Somewhere West of the Rockies - -(AmmoLand.com)- AmmoLand.com’s featured Gun Blogger of the Month, for August 2009, is the SurvivalBlog.com. James Wesley, Rawles (JWR) is a survivalist author and lecturer. JWR is also the editor of www.SurvivalBlog.com. “I’m also a former U.S. Army intelligence officer, and now work as a full-time blogger and freelance writer. This blog reflects my interests. I’ve been an enthusiastic survivalist since my teenage years. I grew up in the Bomb Shelter era, and that mind set just never wore off” says James Wesley, Rawles. The first amazing thing about the SurvivalBlog.com is JWR has not...
  • Retired cop’s view: Cops’ suspicion isn’t personal — or racial (Should have gone to the beer summit)

    08/02/2009 4:20:57 PM PDT · by appleseed · 7 replies · 752+ views
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | August 02 2009 | John Hall
    I offer pure speculation. I wasn’t there. I don’t have the details. But much as others seem to believe the life experience that comes from being black qualifies them to opine without specific knowledge, surely my 30-some years as a police officer permits me to also guess at what happened when Cambridge, Mass., police officers arrived at the home of Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Gates’ angst probably originated when he didn’t get the expected Harvard professor’s treatment, the absence of which he appears to have attributed to racism on the cop’s part. I’ll agree the cop probably...
  • Urban foragers feast on sidewalk salads (While us rural folks feast on fresh garden veggies)

    07/31/2009 3:09:46 PM PDT · by appleseed · 46 replies · 1,163+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jul 28, 2009 | Lisa Shumaker
    CHICAGO (Reuters Life!) - Armed with pruning shears and a paper bag, Nance Klehm walks along a Chicago sidewalk, pointing out plants and weeds that can make a tasty salad or stir-fry. She snips stalks from a weed with downy leaves and white powder commonly called goosefoot or lamb's quarters. "I collect a lot of this," said Klehm, 43. "It's indistinguishable from spinach when you cook it. I never, never grow spinach or other greens except kale. Everything else I forage." Klehm is among a small group of urban foragers across the United States who collect weeds and plants from...
  • Expedient Water Filtration (in emergency) -- hardwood charcoal acceptable sub for activated?

    07/28/2009 8:17:10 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 10 replies · 1,004+ views
    self | 7/28/09 | NewJerseyJoe
    I'm looking into making expedient water filtration (i.e., with found materials) under emergency circumstances. Would crushed hardwood charcoal –– the real stuff, not "briquettes" like Kingsford –– make an acceptable filtration material, if one doesn't have access to activated charcoal? This assumes, of course, that other rules of water filtration are followed –– straining out debris, boiling after filtering, etc. I know there is a difference at the molecular level -- activated charcoal is highly porous, creating a huge surface area. But in an emergency, hardwood charcoal might be all that's available.
  • 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...
  • See? We’re Not Crazy! (Preppers and Survivalists that is)

    07/23/2009 1:57:22 PM PDT · by appleseed · 31 replies · 1,447+ views
    The Survival Mom ^ | July 20th, 2009 | ChocChipCookie
    It turns out that last fall when our financial system was near a collapse, the Bush administration and Congress had discussions about a potential breakdown of law and order in our country. They also talked about how the nation’s people would be fed and how long the food supply would last. Scary stuff in this article. We’re not crazy after all!!! A major economic collapse is one of the things we SurvivalMoms are preparing for. I hope this article confirms what you already know deep down inside: if your family is to survive and thrive, it will be because of...
  • 3 Layers of 72 Hour Preparedness

    07/21/2009 10:36:20 AM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 69 replies · 1,764+ views
    TheSurvivalMom blog ^ | July 17, 2009 | TheSurvivalMom
    The first 72 hours following any disaster are the most critical, but it's also during those intial hours that emergency services and personnel are stretched to the limit. With a system of carefully planned 72 Hour Kits, your family can be self-sufficient until help arrives. 72 Hour Kits, or Bug Out Bags, are those handy-dandy, all-in-one grab bags that, theoretically, could keep you and your family in good shape during a three day emergency. How well they do their job depends on how well-equipped they are for your family's particular needs. Think of your 72 Hour System as three layers...
  • Thomas Jefferson vs. Barack Obama

    07/19/2009 3:51:59 PM PDT · by appleseed · 27 replies · 1,814+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 19 July 2009 | JB Williams
    Since 52% of American voters were foolish enough to buy the story that Barack Hussein Obama is some sort of "liberal messiah," I thought it would be interesting to compare the belief systems of America's father of liberalism and author of our Declaration of Independence, with the Marxist belief system of the false messiah. And since today's liberals have so much trouble properly interpreting our Founders' simple message to future generations, I am under no illusion that these facts will carry anymore weight with modern Marxists than Article II - Section I of the Constitution, which clearly states that Barack...
  • Yes, You Can Stop Violence Against Women (But not how the article describes - See comments)

    07/17/2009 3:56:14 PM PDT · by appleseed · 32 replies · 872+ views
    San Friscio Chronicle ^ | July 16, 2009 | Rebecca Davis
    It's unanimous: We all want violence against women to stop. In fact, nine out of 10 women said that ending domestic violence and sexual assault should be the top priority for a new women's movement (according to the Center for the Advancement of Women) -- and also for every politician. There are ways you can make this happen -- for one woman, and for all.
  • Delegate Candidate: Fight Dems With Ballots Before It Comes to Bullets

    07/16/2009 7:09:39 PM PDT · by appleseed · 87 replies · 1,992+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 16, 2009
    A Virginia Republican's fierce call to resist President Obama's political agenda -- with bullets if necessary -- ignited an outcry on the Internet yesterday, and forced her to clarify that she was not looking to incite any violence. Appearing at a "Tea Party" rally on Wednesday to protest President Obama's expansion of government, Catherine Crabill, a political neophyte running for the House of Delegates in the Northern Neck, quoted from a March 1775 speech by Patrick Henry and then went further, calling on Americans to resist the course Obama has set for the country. "We have a chance to fight...