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  • Why the Fed's 100th Birthday Could Be Its Last

    12/03/2013 8:30:16 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 9 replies
    Money Morning ^ | Peter Krauth
    On December 23rd, the Federal Reserve will turn 100 years old. We can look back on its few successes... but its many failures far outweigh any positives it may have achieved. What's at stake now is the Fed's future. And it looks bleak. In fact, the Fed won't even exist in 100 years... America's First Three Central Banks Central banks and fiat money have been a major point of contention ever since the founding of America. Between 1775 and 1779, as the colonies delved deeper into rebellion, the fiat money supply grew by over 5,000%. Within just four years, the...
  • FDIC Notice of Coverage Expiration For Noninterest-Bearing Accounts

    12/03/2012 1:44:49 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    FDIC.gov ^ | Effective Jan 1
    Snip... For example, if after the expiration of the Dodd-Frank Deposit Insurance Provision a depositor under the single ownership category has $500,000 deposited in a noninterest-bearing transaction account and $250,000 deposited in a certificate of deposit, or total deposits of $750,000, the depositor would be insured for up to $250,000 and uninsured for the remaining balance of $500,000. ...Snip
  • 10 Morale Boosters for Any Worst Case Scenario

    11/20/2011 2:38:42 PM PST · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    Survival Mom ^ | 11/20/11 | Jack C. (Kartographer)
    Ok, so the SHHTF (S#!t Has Hit the Fan). You are hunkered down with your preps about you. There’s no ‘zombies’ knocking down you door, but the first few days are nerve-wracking to be sure. You will be busy securing what you can, monitoring the situation and generally getting into a survival routine to match whatever is going on. Generally, you will be too busy and with your adrenaline pumping and all the work to do it won’t seem that there are enough hours in the day to get everything done. But what happens when the initial action is over...
  • Coast to Coast Sunday, Nov 20th

    11/20/2011 12:58:55 PM PST · by djf · 14 replies
    First half of show this evening discusses massive fraud and mismanagement in the financial sector. Second half will cover possible social breakdown scenarios and preparedness. Dishonest Finance/ Social Collapse Sun 11-20 In the first half, Associate Professor of Economics and Law, William Black, joins George Knapp for a discussion on how dishonest CEOs, crony directors, and corrupt middlemen can systematically defeat market discipline and conceal deliberate fraud for a long time -- enough to create massive damage. In the latter half, engineer, author and building contractor, Mat Stein talks about preparing for social collapse, environmental catastrophes and inevitable disasters.
  • Everyone Is Still Looking Past The Gorilla In The Room

    11/17/2011 10:49:37 AM PST · by Kartographer · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/17/11 | Simon Black
    I had lunch yesterday with one of the sharpest financial minds I’ve met in a long time at a rather picturesque setting overlooking Evergreen Lake, west of Denver. The restaurant patrons were all well-to-do residents of this wealthy community… in fact, the whole area is like a bubble, largely shielded from any negative effect of the economic fallout thus far. Most of these folks have gone about their lives over the last few years completely oblivious to the global financial crisis. My friend agreed; he told me, “Most of the people sitting in this restaurant haven’t felt a thing. Their...
  • Are You Prepared For What’s Coming?

    11/16/2011 1:18:45 PM PST · by blam · 106 replies · 1+ views
    The Market Oracle UK ^ | November 16, 2011 | Michael Burnham
    Are You Prepared For What’s Coming? Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2011 Nov 16, 2011 - 05:35 AM Michael A Burnham writes: The US$ is the world reserve currency and a huge amount of it is used in international commerce and held in foreign banks. What is the real value of the US$ or any currency for that matter? Money is no longer backed by gold or anything other than “good faith”, thus coined “fiat currency". Whenever the US Treasury runs short of money, it auctions Treasury notes…IOUs. But since there are fewer interested buyers in the world today, it then...
  • NOAA Warns of Monster Solar Storm Region Facing Earth; Fully Capable of Producing X-Class Flares

    11/08/2011 11:27:48 AM PST · by blam · 159 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-8-2011 | Mac Slavo
    NOAA Warns of Monster Solar Storm Region Facing Earth for Next Two Weeks; Fully Capable of Producing X-Class Flares Mac Slavo November 8th, 2011 SHTFplan.com Last Thursday the sun produced an X1.9 rated solar flare that narrowly missed Earth. Although it wasn’t aimed directly at us, about 45 minutes after leaving the sun it was still powerful enough to disrupt radio communications. Now, that same area responsible for producing the X-class flare may pose a direct threat to Earth. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center says that the region on the sun known as AR11339 and...
  • Peter Schiff – Prepare or Die

    10/31/2011 8:07:51 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 78 replies · 2+ views
    Snap Wire ^ | 11/1/11 | Peter Schiff
    Jim Rawls is with Peter Schiff today. He maintains a survivalist blog and is the author of several science fiction survival books. He is concerned about the possibility of an economic collapse and the hyperinflation that may be right around the corner. Interest in survival and family preparedness is up by about 30% in the past year. Right now, people seem to be more concerned about man-made disasters rather than natural disasters. You can see this in Egypt right now. The primary catalyst for all the riots over there is because the price of food has increased so substantially. Coffee...
  • Germany Is Already Printing Money - Deutsche Marks

    10/26/2011 11:17:46 AM PDT · by little jeremiah · 152 replies · 1+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | October 26, 2011 | Graham Summers
    By now everyone realizes that the euro is in major trouble and will no longer exist in its current form for much longer. However, the common view is that it is Greece and possibly other PIIGS countries who will be forced out if the eurozone is broken up. But few are talking about another possibility- of Germany leaving the EU. One who is talking about this is Dr. Pippa Malmgren, a former economic advisor to George W. Bush and a former advisor to Deutsche Bank (DB). According to Malmgren, Germany has already ordered the printing of Deutsche Marks in anticipation...
  • my shtf expirience-wartime

    10/25/2011 12:57:51 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 140 replies · 1+ views
    Survivalist Boards ^ | 9/6/11 | Selco
    OK, i wanna share with you my own experience. (be patient with my English, i am from far away ) I am from Bosnia, and as some of you may know it was hell here from 92-95, anyway, for 1 whole year i lived and survived in a city of 50 000- 60 000 residents WITHOUT: electricity, fuel,running water,real food distribution, or distribution of any goods, or any kind of organized law or government.The city was surrounded for 1 year and in that city actually it was SHTF situation. (SNIP) Some of us was better prepared, but most of families...
  • SEPTEMBER PPI SURGES 0.8%, WAY HOTTER THAN ESTIMATES

    10/18/2011 5:53:27 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-18-2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    <p>The number is out, and it's HOT!</p> <p>PPI hs jumped 0.8%, well above the 0.2% analysts had expected.</p> <p>Core PPI, which excludes food and energy, was only up 0.2%, which is still above the 0.1% that analysts had expected.</p> <p>The culprit? Blame food and energy.</p>
  • 10 Things That Every Survivalist Needs

    10/17/2011 9:25:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 137 replies
    http://daily-survival.blogspot.com ^ | 10/17/11 | Code Name Insight
    I use the word "survivalist" in the most all-encompassing way, meaning that anyone who wants to/plans to survive a fairly good sized disaster falls into this category. As a survivalist, you need these ten things if you want to have a chance of coming out the other side of a disaster in a rather whole manner.
  • Food shortages high prices and riots

    10/13/2011 10:39:48 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Survival Boards ^ | 10/12/11 | Kevin
    Remember hearing something about a drought across parts of the US this year? If you buy anything with peanuts, you’re about to see the effects of a low harvest caused by the drought. Get ready for some high food prices, they are on their way. Normally I do not subscribe to the doom-and-gloom predictions, but I am seeing it first hand. Drought Farmers here in Texas are losing crops, and having to sell their cattle because grass is not growing. Texas and Louisiana agreed to allow wide loads of hay to be transported between the 2 states. Here in Jasper...
  • SWAT Teams in St. Louis Protecting Bank of America; Refusing Customer Withdrawals

    10/04/2011 1:55:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 114 replies · 1+ views
    Your Daddy.net ^ | 10/4/11 | notalemming 0
    more: http://www.SHTFplan.com/ From what we can gather, according to eye witness testimony, St. Louis PD has barricaded the Bank of America building and is refusing customer access to deposits. Eye witness account: ‘They would not let me get past that barricade, where those three guys are. I talked to the liutenant of the St. Louis Police Department – and he said they [customers?] don’t have a legal right – but he was going to try to work out something, a symbolic gesture where eight people to pull out their money, I being one of them.’ He came back later and...
  • Twelve Shocking Quotes From Insiders About The Horrific Economic Crisis That Is Almost Here

    10/02/2011 4:30:15 PM PDT · by blam · 107 replies · 1+ views
    TEC ^ | 10-1-2011
    Prophets Of Doom: 12 Shocking Quotes From Insiders About The Horrific Economic Crisis That Is Almost HereOctober 1, 2011 We are getting so close to a financial collapse in Europe that you can almost hear the debt bubbles popping. All across the western world, governments and major banks are rapidly becoming insolvent. So far, the powers that be are keeping all of the balls in the air by throwing around lots of bailout money. But now the political will for more bailouts is drying up and the number of troubled entities seems to grow by the day. Right now the...
  • Survival during social chaos

    09/28/2011 9:43:29 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 59 replies
    4dtraveler.net ^ | 8/27/11 | Mr. Larry
    When tough times come, you’ll likely discover that people today, overall, are not as resilient as they were in times past. For many of us, our grandparents generation included a higher percentage of self-reliant rural folks who both ‘made do’ on less while growing and raising their own food. Today, most people are far removed from the land and the routine of being responsible for supplying their own food; many even have a dangerous government-dependent mentality of entitlement. Fact is, the morality that both sustained and restrained previous generations during tough times is not as widely embraced in this present...
  • FEMA: Include pets in preparedness plan

    09/27/2011 3:14:08 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Times-Journal ^ | 9/27/11 | Lindsay Slater Times-Journal
    FEMA officials said pet owners should keep a pet emergency supply kit, which should include at least a three-day supply of food in an airtight, waterproof container, drinking water, bowls for the food and water, current photos of you and your pets together, physical descriptions of each pet, medication, vaccination records and first aid pet supplies.
  • Prepare to Defend Yourself with Extreme Brutality

    09/27/2011 1:55:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    robwerks.com/SHTF.com ^ | 9/27/11 | Mac Slavo
    Most of our readers will never go out into public seeking a confrontation. But there is no doubt that trouble will find some of us. Take, for example, Mark LaVelle, a suburban dad and father of four, who was recently attacked by a mob that kicked in his door and beat him while his wife and kids watched and listened from the second floor of their home. He and his family were at the mercy of their attackers:
  • Life After An EMP Attack: No Power, No Food, No Transportation, No Banking And No Internet

    09/25/2011 1:30:34 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 285 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 9/25/2011 | Staff
    Most Americans do not know this, but a single EMP attack could potentially wipe out most of the electronics in the United States and instantly send this nation back to the 1800s. If a nuclear bomb was exploded high enough in the atmosphere over the middle part of the country, the electromagnetic pulse would fry electronic devices from coast to coast. The damage would be millions of times worse than 9/11. Just imagine a world where nobody has power, most cars will not start, the Internet has been fried, the financial system is offline indefinitely, nobody can make any phone...
  • A Repeat of the Great Depression Is Our Best Case Scenario

    09/20/2011 10:32:40 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    SHTF Plan.com ^ | 9/20/11 | Mac Slavo
    The mood in the room was definitely that this country is heading towards some kind of collapse, some kind of significant disaster. That everything kind of is lined up and nobody, really, in the political realm, out there in the culture seems to have solutions… … If we look long-term. If we look at the structural problems of the United States, at over $100 Trillion in unfunded liabilities, of ongoing deficits, of no political solutions, of nobody talking about real cuts, where does this all lead? … Unless we have real structural change I think it will [lead to disaster]…...
  • The Corporate Bank Run Has Started: Siemens Pulls €500 Million From A French Bank

    09/19/2011 4:59:38 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 9/19/11 | Tyler Durden
    In a shocking representation of just how bad things are in Europe, the FT reports that major European industrial concern Siemens, pulled €500 million form a large French bank, which is not BNP and leaves just [SocGen|Credit Agricole] and deposited the money straight to the ECB. The implications of this are quite stunning, as it means that even European companies now refuse to work directly with their own banks, and somehow the ECB has become a direct lender/cash holder of only resort to private non-financial institutions!
  • How to Spot the Triggers of a Socioeconomic Collapse

    09/19/2011 4:18:04 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    SHTF Plan.com/ Fernando Ferfal Aguirre ^ | 9/19/11 | Fernando Ferfal Aguirre
    Things to look for would be unemployment, rumors from people within the banking and financial world (some of those rumors saved people millions when our economy collapsed) crime and what type of crime is taking place, corruption, debt and inflation. You must also become pretty skeptical regarding the information the main stream media provides. Who OWNS such media channels? Who are their sponsors and advertisers? What political agenda do they have or slightly tend to favor? If the media says the economy is doing wonderful but people on the street are barely getting by and you see more industries moving...
  • American Powder Keg: Black Panther Chairman Declares “The Hour of War Is At Hand”

    09/17/2011 8:18:41 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 134 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9/17/11 | Mac Slavo
    As you watch the following short speech from Black Panther National Chairman Malik Shabazz, consider that, while you may disagree with his solutions to the problems or where he places some of the blame, his core message is very similar to those of others that are fed up with what’s going on in this country. Our message to the State Department, our message to the CIA, our message to Homeland Security, our message to the government today, is that your enemy is not our enemy. Your enemy in Afghanistan, your enemy in Iran, your enemy that you are bombing in...
  • Start fire with carved ice used as magnifying lens (video)

    Carves ice into lens shape to start fires with sunlight. (click for video)
  • Storing rice beans and oats in mylar bags for shtf

    08/18/2011 12:19:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    Survivalist Boards ^ | 8/14/ | Kev
    My SHTF food preps include mylar bags, #10 cans, MREs and canned goods. In this article and video ware going to discuss making up 20 mylar bags of rice, beans, oatmeal,,,,, and various other items.
  • Rapid Washer

    07/22/2011 8:44:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 66 replies
    YourTube ^ | 7/22/11 | Kartographer
    I just ran across this handy little device and wanted to share with my fellow Preppers: This washer uses a technique of pushing and pulling the water through the clothes, without excess friction (which also reduces the wear on your clothes). This washer uses minimal water and because of the agitation motion, less soap. Use in a bucket, sink or tub. It also rinses your clothes using fresh water. A great item to have with your emergency and outdoor supplies.
  • Neighborhood Prepper Meeting: Getting Together

    07/16/2011 3:33:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/16/11 | LDSPrepper
    I would like to thank my neighbors and friends for participating in our annual emergency preparedness meeting. Your comments and contributions were what made the meeting great. Hopefully we all left with a desire to be better prepared so our family and loved ones are well taken care of in the event of...
  • 10 Signs That The American People Are Starting To Freak Out About The Condition Of The Economy

    07/16/2011 3:58:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 137 replies · 1+ views
    Hawaii News Daily ^ | July 15, 2011 | Michael Snyder
    All over America, restlessness and frustration are growing. It has now been almost three years since the great financial crash of 2008, and yet the U.S. economy is still a complete and total mess. In fact, there are all sorts of signs that things are about to get even worse, and the American people are just about fed up. Virtually every major poll, survey and measure of consumer confidence shows that the American people are becoming more pessimistic about the economy. Millions of hard working Americans that worked their fingers to the bone for their employers and that did everything...
  • Leading Trend Forecaster: We Are Not Entering a New Recession (We're In A Depression)

    07/15/2011 4:26:02 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9-14-2011 | Mac Slavo
    Leading Trend Forecaster: We Are Not Entering a New Recession Mac Slavo July 14th, 2011 Trend forecaster Gerald Celente, of the Trends Research Institute, in his latest Trend Alert to subscribers, says that media presstitutes continue to sell Americans and the rest of the world the big lie of recovery. It’s nothing more than a cover-up. We never exited the recession that started in 2008.For the second consecutive month, employers added scarcely any jobs in June, startling evidence that the economic recovery is stumbling … The government also revised downward the small gain for the previous month to 25,000 new...
  • Urban Survival Skills To Keep Your Ass Alive

    07/14/2011 9:06:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 246 replies
    survive2thrive.ne ^ | 7/14/11 | Steve
    Even if you are fortunate enough to have a retreat out in the country getting to your safe haven maybe impossible during upheaval. Roads blocked by wrecked and fuelless vehicles will stop most bugouters in their tracks. Maybe you were born lucky and can make it out safely before the balloon bursts, then what? People in rural areas, will start shooting if threatened by mobs of refugees fleeing the city. Don’t expect to be welcomed with arms outstretched. Most country folks don’t trust outsiders; you will likely be greeted with a load of buckshot and not the cup of fresh...
  • Gun ‘preppers’ go mainstream as more people realize no one is immune to disaster

    07/12/2011 5:51:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 141 replies · 2+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 July, 2011 | David Codrea
    The Economic Collapse blog reports that Robert Kiyosaki is warning of an impending economic collapse—and advises on preparations that include buying guns. By way of credentials, Kiyosaki is the author of the successful “Rich Dad Poor Dad” books, reportedly having sold over 26 million copies, and runs the Rich Dad financial education website. He co-authored “Why We Want You to be Rich” with Donald Trump. The Economic Collapse lists 11 “sound bites” from a Kiyosaki video (see sidebar media player) that include predictions of collapse where supermarket food supplies are reduced to less than three days—presumably with no restocking in...
  • 15 Examples That Show Many Americans Have Become So Desperate That They Will Do Just About Anything

    More Americans than ever are desperate for money and many of them will do just about anything to get it. The crumbling U.S. economy has pushed millions of ordinary Americans to the brink of utter desperation. When it comes time to choose between being able to survive or breaking the law, many people are choosing to break the law... All over the country, there are areas where just about anything that is not bolted down is being stolen. A lot of people have resorted to making money however they can - selling drugs, selling their bodies, shoplifting, invading homes, taking...
  • Do preppers want the world to end?

    07/07/2011 9:20:49 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 77 replies · 1+ views
    ModernSurvivalOnline.com ^ | 7/7/11 | Rourke
    OK – I will state this right up front: I believe that the VAST majority of preppers out there do not want some major disaster or event to occur. Whew….now with the rest of the post. I have seen that many non-preppers make comments such as “You must be hoping that TSHTF so you can justify spending all this money on all this stuff you have.” Another comment I have seen is “You must be pretty paranoid.” Those are some of the nicer ones that can be published here.
  • The Four Most Likely Ways You Can Die If The SHTF

    06/30/2011 6:41:48 AM PDT · by blam · 166 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6-30-2011 | Tess Pennington
    The Four Most Likely Ways You Can Die If The SHTF Tess Pennington June 30th, 2011 Ready Nutrition The subject of survival in a long term disaster goes beyond having stockpiles of beans, bullets and band-aids. Those that do survive during a long term emergency will no doubt be tried and tested with a great many things. One of those trying scenarios is dealing with death. Zombie attacks seem to be a prevalent theme for preppers to prepare for. In fact, the CDC has even posted a preparedness article on how to ward off zombie attacks. While I believe these...
  • Economic Collapse - A Tsunami is Coming

    06/28/2011 10:26:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    We are either going into a Depression or Hyperinflation. The Dollar will be coming down and things will get tough. The Government is inflating the stock market along with the banks. The quiet before the storm. I feel it in my bones that we are on the brink of something big and bad. Get your S*#t together. The end of QE2, pushing the Debt Ceiling , Greece, Spain, Japan....all coming to a head. This scenario may begin this week considering the most recent report that the Greek military is threatening a military coup if parliment imposes more austerity measures. So...
  • Ann Barnhardt: DOUBLE RED ALERT (Soros buying up farmland)

    06/25/2011 9:12:46 AM PDT · by plsjr · 194 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Capital Management Inc. ^ | 24 Jun 2011 | Ann Barnhardt
    Double Red Alert Posted by Ann Barnhardt - June 24, AD 2011 9:01 AM MST Two HUGE intel leads in my email box this morning from way-back contacts that I've had for years, that are actually somewhat connected concepts. 1. File this one under "Now It All Makes Sense". A Missouri farming and ranching contact just got off a conference call wherein he was informed that the federal government is sending out letters to all of the flooded out farmers in the Missouri River flood plain and bottoms notifying them that the Army Corps of Engineers will offer to BUY...
  • G-20 announces measures to stabilize food prices

    06/23/2011 12:00:21 PM PDT · by EBH · 37 replies
    yahoo/ap ^ | 6/23/11 | PAUL SCHEMM
    World Bank President Robert Zoellick appeared at the ministers' side during the news conference to express his support for the new measures and the seriousness of price swings. "We are not going to be able to stop food prices from going up and down, but we can smooth out the swings and we can protect the poor whether they are small farmers or consumers," he said. One of the key aspects of the new accord is the Agricultural Market Information System that would stave off panic food speculation by making instantly available to all countries the state of world food...
  • 55 Preparedness Items

    06/21/2011 1:14:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 29 replies
    There are many survival preparedness items that you can store now, and “forget” about, which you may need later during varying degrees of an emergency. The following are 55 suggested items that you can store and have ready.
  • Have container, will settle

    06/21/2011 2:45:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 6/21/11 | Bill Trotter
    Try as they might, Trevor Seip and Jennifer Sansosti cannot contain their excitement. The young engaged couple recently shipped their lives from out of state to a rustic, 63-acre property they bought on Winkumpaugh Road, where they hope to build a home and future together. They are not the first to move to rural Maine from a more heavily populated part of the East Coast — Pennsylvania in their case — with dreams of homesteading in the woods. Nor are they the first to do so while in possession of a well-thumbed copy of “The Good Life,” the 1954 book...
  • Roubini Says “Perfect Storm” May Clobber Global Economy

    06/13/2011 11:37:35 AM PDT · by edpc · 23 replies
    The Daily Ticker - Yahoo Finance ^ | 13 June 2011 | Henry Blodget
    NYU Professor Nouriel Roubini has seized the headlines again this morning, warning that a "perfect storm" of economic disasters may smash the global economy in 2013. Roubini's perfect storm consists of four factors: -The U.S.'s basket-case of an economy and budget deficit, -A potential slowdown in China, -European debt restructuring and -Stagnation in Japan. Roubini says there's a one-in-three chance that these factors will clobber growth in 2013.
  • How to survive a Depression today

    06/12/2011 8:42:06 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 46 replies
    How to survive a depression How to Survive A Depression Today Solutions On This Site - How To Survive A Depression A Global Depression Survival Store and Resource Site Many of us are wondering how to survive a depression today in 2010. Current global economies appear to be on a downward spiral and there is no end in sight. Everyday there's a new industry that is tanking. The key is to plan on how to survive a depression without anyone telling you that a depression is full swing. By the time they tell you it's a depression it will be...
  • ‘It can happen to you’

    06/13/2011 8:40:08 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 64 replies
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | 6/13/11 | Mariann Martin
    Get a kit.” “Make a plan.” “Be informed.” For years, Evonne Richards had seen the signs and read the messages urging her to prepare for an emergency. A mother of four, she found it easy to push off the task. After all, the only threat that seemed likely in the landlocked 21 acres where the family had lived 27 years was a house fire. In September, she finally printed off the checklist from ready.gov. She stockpiled about 60 gallons of water in empty milk and juice containers, adding a dash of bleach to each. She bought a three-day supply of...
  • Emergency Preparedness….Top Post-Collapse Barter Items And Trade Skills

    06/11/2011 3:46:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 310 replies
    randysright.wordpress.com ^ | 6/11/11 | randyedye
    In today’s “modern” globalist economy, we have relied upon centralized and highly manipulated trade, forced interdependency, senseless and undisciplined consumption, endless debt creation, welfare addiction, and the erosion of quality, as a means to sustain a system that ultimately is DESIGNED to erode our freedoms not to mention our ability to effectively take care of ourselves. We have been infantized by our financial environment. In the near future, those who wish to live beyond a meager staple of government handouts (if any are even given) will be required to make a 180 degree reversal from their current lifestyle of dependency...
  • Prepper Thoughts on Martial Law: VANITY

    06/12/2011 10:36:20 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 55 replies
    6/12/11 | dagogo redux
    I am posting this vanity to take the pulse of fellow Freepers regarding the possibility of martial law being imposed, and your thoughts on the best way to react when it is. I’ve been something of a “prepper” for a few years now, watching history unfold and putting store by the truth of the old Boy Scout Motto. I’ve watched our imperfect US Constitution be easily subverted, but I have held fast to my faith in the much more fundamental Declaration of Independence. Preparedness, the “eternal vigilance” our Forefathers’ spoke of, has seemed a patriotic duty in these dark times....
  • Ten Things Update: 2011

    06/10/2011 9:23:14 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 6/10/11 | Karl Denninger
    Be prepared to "shelter in place" or "bug out" as appropriate. "Wilding" events have already happened in some major cities. This is likely to spread if there is a "fiscal" or "monetary" accident and the "FSA" (free **** army) funds get cut off. These events could spread very quickly, and many large cities could go near-feral within days. You need to know what you're going to do about that if it happens. If you think it can't, you're wrong - it both can and might. Being prepared costs nothing. Being unprepared might cost you your life. Consider walking down the...
  • The Handling of the Economic Crisis May Lead to Civil Unrest

    06/09/2011 10:09:15 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 60 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 6/9/11 | George Washington
    Reality is beginning to break through. Gas and grocery prices are on the rise, home values are down, and vast majorities think the country is on the wrong track. The result is sadness and frustration, but also an inchoate rage more profound than the sign-waving political fury documented during the elections last fall. -SNIP- •Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair said: "The global economic crisis ... already looms as the most serious one in decades, if not in centuries ... Economic crises increase the risk of regime-threatening instability if they are prolonged for a one- or two-year period," said...
  • CNN: 48% believe a Great Depression is coming within a year

    06/08/2011 10:56:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Alternate headline: Great Depression worries go mainstream. I guess we can count Barack Obama among the 51% who aren’t worried about it, since he’s not even worrying about a double-dip recession. CNN’s latest poll shows an almost even split between Americans who expect a big collapse within a year, and, er, Americans who aren’t quite as worried about it: President Barack Obama’s overall approval rating has dropped below 50 percent as a growing number of Americans worry that the U.S. is likely to slip into another Great Depression within the next 12 months, according to a new national poll. The...
  • Carville: There Will Be Civil Unrest — Over Economy

    06/06/2011 8:09:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 6, 2011 | Dan Weil
    If the bleak job market doesn’t improve soon, both the country and President Barack Obama will suffer the consequences, says star Democratic strategist James Carville. The country could even end up with citizen uprisings, the man who played a key role in much of former President Bill Clinton’s political success told radio talker Don Imus in an interview simulcast on Fox Business. Carville bluntly told Imus: “You know, look — this is a humanitarian — you know, you’re smart enough to see this . . . People, you know, if it continues, we’re going to start to see civil unrest...
  • The US Economy Visualized in 10 Horrifying Economic Charts

    06/01/2011 7:14:04 AM PDT · by WILLIALAL · 52 replies
    KenCauley.com ^ | March 18, 2011 | Ken Cauley
    The America Family Association has organized ten powerful economic graphs that put financial facts and figures into visual form. Sometimes you can quote economic statistics to people until you are blue in the face and it won’t do any good, but when those same people see charts and pictures suddenly it all sinks in. As you examine the economic charts below, pay special attention to what has been happening to the U.S. economy over the last 30 or 40 years.
  • Suddenly Everyone Is Warning About The Next Financial Collapse

    05/31/2011 9:50:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 46 replies
    Benzinga.com ^ | 5/31/11 | Michael Snyder
    The following is just a sampling of the financial warnings that we have seen in recent days from some prominent voices.... *Economist Nouriel Roubini: "I think right now we're on the tipping point of a market correction. Data from the U.S., from Europe, from Japan, from China are suggesting an economic slowdown." *Jim Rogers: "I would expect to see some serious problems in the foreseeable future….By 2011, 2012, 2013, 2013, I don't know when, we're going to have an economic slowdown again." *Mark Mobius, the executive chairman of Templeton Asset Management's emerging markets group: "There is definitely going to be...