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  • 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...