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  • Typhoon Haiyan: Desperation triggers anarchy in storm-devastated areas

    11/13/2013 6:58:21 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 53 replies
    World News on NBCNews.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Eric Baculinao, F Brinley Bruton, Courney Kube
    Desperation triggered anarchy in communities flattened by Typhoon Haiyan as survivors of one of the most violent storms ever to hit land struggled to find food, clean water and medicine Wednesday ....[snip].... ANC Television said security forces exchanged fire with armed men amid widespread looting of shops and warehouses for food, water and other supplies
  • Five Different Shelf Life Studies:Two on Canned Food and Three on Dry Food

    07/19/2012 10:56:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Grandpappy.onfo ^ | Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
    fter granting permission, my Entire Food Shelf Life Summary Article was published in the Journal of Civil Defense, Volume 43, Issue Number 2, Year 2010. The Journal of Civil Defense has an extremely wide distribution and readership including all the Congressmen in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Publisher's Mailing Address: The American Civil Defense Association, 11576 S. State Street, Suite 502, Draper, UT 84020 Publisher's Web Address: www.tacda.org.
  • Electronic Armageddon (video)

    07/07/2012 10:08:50 PM PDT · by djf · 45 replies
    National Geographic (Youtube( ^ | National Geographic
    I watched a very interesting video last night. Electronic Armageddon, created by National Geographic. There are a lot of interesting interviews with Air Defense people, Electronic engineers, Food and Agricultural industries. It's an hour long or so show split into three parts: Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Df0qwFxN4&feature=related Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBWyXDJ9J74 Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2NEhZHWGRg Good reason to by a beater '64 Dodge!!
  • What If Nothing Happens?

    07/07/2012 3:23:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 87 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/7/12 | David SafeWater
    Now, let’s take that conversation into context for my focus of writing an article this morning: What if nothing happens? That’s exactly the question I’ll ask you. You, the prepared individual. You, the prepper who purchases food to have in the event your employment situation loses its revenue temporarily, or a minor movement of the earth closes local markets and grocers. You, the healthy student of nutrition. You, the responsible parent who works to provide the necessities of life for your children and grandchildren and works to secure those ongoing needs. You, the involved citizen who talks with your neighbors...
  • Storm Warning: The Gloomy Forecast for EMPs

    07/07/2012 7:41:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 85 replies
    The Foundry (Heritage Foundation) ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jessica Zuckerman
    Almost a week after the D.C. area was pummeled with raging storms, many individuals are still suffering in the July heat without lights, phone lines, and, perhaps most importantly, air conditioning. In the immediate aftermath of this event, tens of thousands of Washingtonians, Marylanders, and Virginians were left without power. Storms across the country had similar effects, and Americans from Richmond to Detroit are still facing the summer heat without many basic comforts. As awful as this is, things could be even worse. Imagine for a moment that that the power never came back on.
  • How to make a PVC Water Hand Pump to use when you have no power

    07/06/2012 1:06:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    Lady Apprentice.com ^ | 4/8/11 | Lady Apprentice
    How to make a PVC Water Hand Pump to use when you have no power April 8th, 2011 | Author: Lady Apprentice Today we will learn how to create a PVC hand pump to get the water from your well when you have no power and how it all works. I have a few plans to show you on how to make them, which we will get to later, but first let’s understand how a PVC hand pump would work, or most any pump for that matter. If you look at the picture below you can see for yourself how...
  • Drachmageddon? Middle-class poverty. Feral Gangs. Neo-Nazis. Athens Waits For The Volcano To Explode

    06/15/2012 9:02:11 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6-15-2012 | Robert Hardman
    Drachmageddon? Middle-class poverty. Feral Gangs. Neo-Nazis. Athens Waits For The Volcano To Explode By Robert Hardman 15 June 2012 Antonis Perris was a devoted son. When his elderly mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years ago, there was no question of putting her in a state facility. He would care for her at home in Athens and they would face the future together. But then things started getting very much worse. ‘The problem is that I was not prepared when the economic crisis hit and I do not have enough money in my account,’ wrote the 60-year-old unemployed musician. ‘My...
  • In Greece’s On Going Financial Collapse Bartering Emerges In Greek Towns

    06/15/2012 9:42:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 15 replies
    Buyers and sellers gather in a sweltering, previously abandoned building in the Greek city of Volos, some 200 miles north of Athens. There’s a bit of everything available here — books, eggs, clothes, kids’ toys, and even an old fax machine. But there isn’t a euro in sight. On the eve of a vote which may determine whether Greece stays in the euro zone, these Greeks have moved beyond the euro, at least here. This market is the brainchild of a network of people who have chucked the euro in favor of the TEM — the Greek shorthand for “Alternative...
  • A Comprehensive Supply List for Economic Collapse

    06/15/2012 10:11:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    Survivalist Blog ^ | 6/15/12 | M.D. Creekmore
    If Europe collapses, the United States is sure to follow. This makes me nervous. And when I get nervous, I make lists. This is my best shot at formulating a comprehensive supply list for prepping. Sure, there are other lists on the Internet that claim to be comprehensive. And I have learned much from the lists that I have read. But I wanted to come up with my own list and present it to the Pack. And now for the 50 million dollar question: what have I missed? If your debit card stopped working tomorrow, would you be ready? Let’s...
  • 20 Reasons Why America's Next Bank Holiday Will Be a Nightmare

    06/13/2012 4:46:07 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 6/12 | James Wesley Rawles
    The world is on now on the brink of a global credit crisis that could be far worse than the tumultuous events of 2008. The ongoing sovereign debt crisis in the southern reaches of the Eurozone indicate that bank runs in the region will continue, and that more bank closure "holidays" will be declared. Under a bank holiday, virtually all deposits could be frozen and irredeemable for days, weeks, or even months. The key question is: Will this crisis spread to the rest of Europe and then even to the United States? I urge SurvivalBlog readers--particularly those in Europe--to be...
  • FR Exclsv: Italy's Oldest & 4th Largest Bank CUTS DEPOSITORS OFF - not a single News story.

    06/12/2012 3:04:26 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 133 replies
    Free Republic and nearly nowhere else ^ | June 12, 2012 | LITERALLY NONE
    I don't often put stories in "breaking." I post vanities even less often. Hardly anything surprises me any longer, but I find this absolutely astounding. If you follow the financial threads or the situation in Europe, you really need to read this. Actually anyone with a bank account needs to read this. I'm going to ask the mods to leave this here, unless they really feel I'm all wet here. I don't, however, believe I am. Follow me here. BNI (Bank Network Investments) is Italy's oldest and forth largest bank. In other words, it's a biggie. Anyway, the bank went...
  • Greeks are pulling cash out of banks, stocking up on food in panic ....

    06/13/2012 8:07:01 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 92 replies
    Financial Post ^ | 06/13/12 | Dina Kyriakidou and George Georgiopoulos
    Greeks are pulling cash out of banks, stocking up on food in panic ahead of make-or-break election Sunday Dina Kyriakidou and George Georgiopoulos, Reuters Jun 13, 2012 – 8:41 AM ET ATHENS — Greeks pulled their cash out of the banks and stocked up with food ahead of a cliffhanger election on Sunday that many fear will result in the country being forced out of the euro. Bankers said up to 800 million euros (US$1 billion) were leaving major banks daily and retailers said some of the money was being used to buy pasta and canned goods, as fears of...
  • Seeds of Anger Sown in a Greek Soup Kitchen

    06/13/2012 6:47:50 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 60 replies
    CNBC via Yahoo Finance ^ | 6/13/12 | Catherine Boyle
    The line of people desperate for lunch is an image more from the developing world than the country where Western civilization was founded more than two millennia ago. Yet the 1,200 who waited for bread, rice and vegetable soup at a kitchen visited by CNBC this week are just a fraction of the many hungry people in Athens and the surrounding area, as the noose of austerity tightens around the Greek population. The elderly and sick are fed first. Men get their food next, and there are plenty of scuffles in the line as women and children wait patiently for...
  • Why You Absolutely Must Have Food Supplies, Hard Assets and Reserve Cash

    06/11/2012 5:37:40 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 126 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6/11/12 | Mac Slavo
    The latest warning signs are, once again, popping up in Europe and should be taken seriously, as it is only a matter of time before such events play out in the rest of the world, including right here at home: Via Adiconsum Italia – Translated via Google BNI depositors unable to make withdrawals / payments, payments of utility bills, mortgage payments, taxes Peter Giordano, Adiconsum: “Grave of the Bank of Italy’s attitude that takes action without considering the impact on depositors, and especially on single-income families and pensioners” The Bank of Italy authorized the suspension of payments by Bank Network...
  • 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...
  • The Barter Value Of Skills

    04/28/2012 2:26:45 PM PDT · by blam · 102 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4-28-2012 | Tess Pennington
    The Barter Value Of Skills Tess Pennington April 26th, 2012 This article has been generously contributed by Tess Pennington of Ready Nutrition. After joining the Dallas chapter of the American Red Cross in 1999 Tess worked as an Armed Forces Emergency Services Center specialist and is well versed in emergency and disaster management & response. You can follow her regular updates on Preparedness, Homesteading, and a host of other topics at www.readynutrition.com. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recently, we talked about the necessity of learning skills to aid us in a survival situation. Don’t underestimate the value of those skills for barter. If the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Just In Time: When the Trucks Stop, America Will Stop

    04/02/2012 5:45:41 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 57 replies
    SHTF Plan.com ^ | 4/2/12 | Mac Slavo
    A report prepared for legislators and business leaders by the American Trucking Associations highlights just how critical our just-in-time inventory and delivery systems are, and assesses the impact on the general population in the event of an emergency or incident of national significance that disrupts the truck transportation systems which are responsible for carrying some ten billion tons of commodities and supplies across the United States each year. A shut down of truck operations as a result of elevated threat levels, terrorist attacks, or pandemics would, according to the report, have “a swift and devastating impact on the food, healthcare,...
  • 100% Certainty of Total Catastrophic Failure of Entire Power Infrastructure Within 3 Years

    04/26/2012 10:36:42 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 75 replies
    As smart grid metering systems expand across the developed world, many are starting to ask whether the threats posed by the new devices, which officials promise will save energy and reduce end user utility costs, outweigh their benefits. In addition to documented health concerns resulting from radiation emissions and no cost savings being apparent, opponents of the technology argue that smart meters are violative of basic privacy rights and give the government yet another digital node of unfettered access to monitor and control personal electricity consumption. Now, an alarming new documentary suggests that security problems with the inter-connected and seemingly...
  • 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:
  • Weekly Preppers Ping

    03/24/2012 7:59:33 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Prepper's Ping. Time to share you buys, projects, and general information you like to share with fellow 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...
  • 10 Signs That America Is On The Verge Of A Horrible Municipal Debt Crisis

    03/22/2012 3:19:55 PM PDT · by blam · 78 replies · 2+ views
    10 Signs That America Is On The Verge Of A Horrible Municipal Debt CrisisMarch 22, 2012 Is America on the verge of a horrible municipal debt crisis? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. From coast to coast there are an increasing number of cities, towns and counties that are rapidly going broke. Financial analyst Meredith Whitney took a lot of heat when her prediction of a municipal bond crash in 2011 did not happen, but she was not fundamentally wrong in her analysis. A horrifying municipal debt crisis is starting to unfold right in front of our eyes. It just did...
  • Survival Mom (Book Review)

    03/21/2012 5:54:05 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    3/21/12
    FR’s own ChocChipCookie (Lisa Bedford) has joined the ranks of published authors with the release of her book ‘Survival Mom’. As many of you know Lisa is no typical soccer mom who spends her days running from little league to dance class with trips to the mall in-between. No though Lisa does do all those things (though the trips to the mall are far more infrequent than trips to the gun range) Lisa mostly spends her days prepping and teaching others to prep for what ever may come, Lisa is a what I would call a ‘Saber-Tooth Tiger Mom’ and...
  • Executive Order: National Defense Resources Preparedness

    03/16/2012 11:06:46 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 440 replies
    The White House ^ | 3/16/12 | The White House
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 16, 2012 Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness EXECUTIVE ORDER NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: PART I - PURPOSE, POLICY, AND IMPLEMENTATION Section 101. Purpose....
  • Weekly Preppers Thread

    03/16/2012 10:27:34 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 131 replies
    3/16/12
    Weekly thread to post good buys for preparedness equipment and supplies, tips and tricks or just an update on where your are in your preparedness plans.