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  • Five Types Of Looters You Must Prepare For

    06/23/2012 3:55:22 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 83 replies
    It’s Survival Diva again with some food for thought about societal collapse; what to expect and who to look out for. It’s an important part of the puzzle when you’re one of the few prepared to survive the coming onslaught. Some guesstimate preppers make up only 5% of the populace, but it’s my belief it’s closer to 3% at best, and more likely to be 1-2%. Many give lip service to prepping and claim to be prepared when the truth is they’re still in the “thinking” stage. They haven’t advanced to in-the-trenches preparedness that many need to do to get...
  • Dire Warnings and 100 Items You Need to Survive

    01/02/2012 7:55:29 PM PST · by Kartographer · 83 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | 1/2/12 | Dr. Eowyn
    ow that we’ve done our cheery “Happy New Year” greetings, it’s time to get more serious. I’m a boomer. In my lifetime, I can’t remember a new year beginning with such dire warnings and grim outlook. This morning, the UK’s The Telegraph reports that Americans bought record numbers of guns last month amid an apparent surge in popularity for weapons as Christmas presents. Another UK paper, Daily Mail, is grimmer still. Dominic Sandbrook writes that a “loss of faith in politicians and democracy could make 2012 the most frightening year in living memory.” Sandbrook goes as far as to compare...
  • Suburban Survival – Space to Secure vs Privacy

    12/19/2011 4:02:29 AM PST · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 12/18/11 | Selco
    I get this question often so I answer it here. “I would like to be part of a community or family larger than 2 or 3, but my extended family is worthless. My husband’s family is 1000 miles away, and don’t get the advantages of family either. My hope is to stick to our suburban home with a few good neighbors on our block. Is that a fantasy?”
  • Stocking up for Doomsday: As economists predict meltdown, meet the families ready for the worst

    12/19/2011 6:55:25 PM PST · by Kartographer · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/17/11 | Tom Rawstorne
    Picture the scene: It’s the end of January 2012 and already it is clear the year to come will make that which has just passed seem something of a picnic. The last strains of Auld Lang Syne had barely faded before Greece defaulted on its debts. Over the next few weeks, Italy and Spain will follow. Across Britain and the Continent, bank after bank goes down, a domino effect exacerbated by panicking customers desperately withdrawing their savings. Where three years ago the giants of High Street banking were seen as too big too fail, now they are too big and...
  • Getting ready: Growing number of preppers work to ensure survival in case of societal collapse

    12/20/2011 2:25:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Smoky Mountain News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Quintin Ellison
    At Carolina Readiness Supply in Waynesville you can buy freeze-dried macaroni and cheese by the 20-ounce can and a solar oven in which to warm it. You can get a woven bracelet in a variety of fashionable colors that converts into handy lengths of cord. Then, in theory at least, you are prepared for almost anything: making simple repairs to your backpack, starting a fire with a friction bow or fashioning a ladder for an elaborate escape from some futureristic prison. You can buy emergency kits that contain quick-assemble shelter and his-her hygiene necessities, water purification systems, lanterns of every...
  • Preppers Shall Inherit the Earth: Unconventional Times Require Unconventional Solutions *Micro Doc*

    09/11/2011 9:42:04 AM PDT · by Errant · 39 replies · 1+ views
    SHTFPlan.com ^ | September 11th, 2011 | Mac Slavo
    This latest micro documentary from New America Now discusses the many problems facing modern day American society, namely the US Dollar, our country’s ever growing debt, rising prices and the crisis that will ensue as a result – and how you can survive and thrive.
  • The Great Collapse Has Officially Begun

    08/21/2011 2:43:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/21/11 | Phoenix Capital Research
    I’ve been warning of this for well over two years. My primary warnings were: 1) That 2008 was just a warm-up 2) That the REAL Crisis had yet to unfold 3) That the REAL Crisis would make 2008 look like a picnic Well, the period I’ve been warning of is now here. What’s happening right now is not just a market crash, bear market, deflation, or any other item related to just one asset class. Instead, this is a collapse of the entire US monetary and political system and the mentality of spending one’s way to wealth. For 80+ years,...
  • 10 Signs That Economic Riots And Civil Unrest Inside The United States Are Now More Likely Than Ever

    08/21/2011 8:52:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 08/18/2011 | Michael Snyder
    You should let the video footage of the wild violence that just took place in London burn into your memory because the same things are going to be happening all over the United States as the economy continues to crumble. We have raised an entire generation of young people with an "entitlement mentality", but now the economy is producing very few good jobs that will actually enable our young people to work for what they feel they are entitled to. If you are under 30 in America today, things look really bleak. The vast majority of the good jobs...
  • Start fire with carved ice used as magnifying lens (video)

    Carves ice into lens shape to start fires with sunlight. (click for video)
  • Some Prepper/Survival Videos from The Patriot Nurse

    08/03/2011 3:56:55 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 29 replies
    The Patriot Nurse via You Tube ^ | May 5, 2010 | The Patriot Nurse
    FYI: I came across these videos this morning made by The Patriot Nurse. I'm not sure if they've been posted to FR before, but I did look through the archives as best I could. I've watched a couple of them. There are a few on You Tube made by this woman. Just passing along for those interested. I think she gives some good ideas. See links below for some of her videos--they'll link you to her other videos as well.
  • Gerald Celente: “Economic Martial Law Will Be Declared”

    08/01/2011 1:23:23 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    causapatet.blogspot ^ | 8/1/11 | Mac Slavo
    In his latest quarterly Trends Journal (Summer 2011), Gerald Celente provides us another “history of the future,” in which he discusses global economic, monetary, and political events as they happen and what their consequences will be for months, years and decades to come. As he has said before, it is only a matter of time before a major terror attack is executed in a major Western nation. And once it happens it will send shock waves throughout the world, leading to mass global panic and a further tightening of the noose around the necks of the populace: What will another...
  • The next 72hs: What last minute preps to take?

    07/31/2011 9:23:53 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 138 replies · 1+ views
    The Modern Survivalist ^ | 7/31/11 | FerFAL
    What you would be looking at would be civil unrest in most mayor US cities and thousands of minor ones as well. Once the images of people looting and getting away with it hit the TV you’re looking at thousands of bums thinking of doing the same thing and rushing out the door to the nearest store. That gets bad pretty fast. You’re talking about looting, fires, closed stores, destruction of vehicles and private property, and given US context some gang related activity taking advantage of the lawless situation as well to settle scores. While invasion of residential properties wont...
  • Agenda 21 Update: Family Farms Are Under Attack

    07/31/2011 5:27:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/31/11 | Mike Opelka
    Is the US government starting to implement the policies of the United Nation’s plan for global management of people and resources known as Agenda 21? The latest efforts out of the Department of Transportation (DOT) seem to indicate this is happening. And they are starting by targeting America’s farming communities with costly and oppressive regulations. In Late May, the DOT proposed a rule change for farm equipment, and if it this allowed to take effect, it will place significant regulatory pressure on small farms and family farms all across America – costing them thousands of dollars and possibly forcing many...
  • It Has Started: Wall Street Is Preparing For A Doomsday Scenario

    07/21/2011 7:26:09 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 7-21-2011 | ya Wachtel
    It Has Started: Wall Street Is Preparing For A Doomsday Scenario Katya Wachtel Jul. 21, 2011, 9:15 AM If you're simply looking at their public statements, Wall Streeters seem to be alarmed about the debt crisis, but don't appear to be sliding into panic mode. In fact, they're just really good actors. Across the financial sector, many are preparing for a debt doomsday scenario, in which the U.S does in fact default, the New York Times reports. Firms are "taking steps to reduce the risk of holding Treasury bonds or angling for ways to make profits from any possible upheaval."...
  • It Has Started: Wall Street Preparing For Doomsday Scenario (Fund managers in Crisis Mode)

    07/21/2011 1:44:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/21/2011 | Katya Wachtel
    If you're simply looking at their public statements, Wall Streeters seem to be alarmed about the debt crisis, but don't appear to be sliding into panic mode. In fact, they're just really good actors. Across the financial sector, many are preparing for a debt doomsday scenario, in which the U.S does in fact default, the New York Times reports. Firms are "taking steps to reduce the risk of holding Treasury bonds or angling for ways to make profits from any possible upheaval." It's clear hedge funds have changed gears and many are in heavy de-risking mode, with billion dollar firms...
  • Fed Preparing For US Default Says Plosser

    07/20/2011 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/20/11 | Tyler Durden
    That giant whooshing, and humming, sound you hear are all the printers at the basement of Marriner Eccles getting refills and start the warm up process. Because according to the Fed Charles Plosser the Federal Reserve is actively preparing for the possibility that the United States could default. Which can only mean one thing: an immediate paradrop of millions of $100 bricks to every man woman and child in the US since as we all know by know Tim Geithner has repeatedly confirmed the Treasury has absolutely no default plans. None.
  • Chapman: ‘There Is No Question Now That the Game Is Over’

    07/20/2011 9:00:01 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    TheSHTFPlan ^ | 11/20/11 | Mac Slavo
    The American people are broke. When 25% of the people have no income coming in and prices for basic goods continue to rise, there will be no upward movement in the economy. Consumers cannot spend, because they have nothing left – their incomes have been eliminated and so too has their credit. The only hope for growth is more easing by the Fed and more stimulus from Congress, but even that is masking the problem. We may see positive GDP growth as a result, as we have “officially” seen in recent quarters, but this is strictly a mathematical result of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • S&P: U.S. Debt Could Reach ‘Junk’ Rating by 2030, Absent Entitlement Reform

    07/14/2011 3:10:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/14/11 | Edwin Mora
    U.S. federal debt could potentially be downgraded to junk status by 2030 if the government does not significantly reform entitlement spending, according to a study by Standard & Poor’s, one of the three Wall Street credit ratings agencies. The S&P study, which shows the effects of rising entitlement-driven federal debt on the federal budget and debt rating, indicates that if entitlement costs are not brought under control soon, America will see its coveted AAA debt rating evaporate. S&P said that the weight of retiring Baby Boomers would drive government debt to unsustainable levels, forcing the ratings agency to severely downgrade...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Deflationary Depression In America: The Double Dip Economic Recession

    06/08/2011 8:24:18 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 1+ views
    TMO ^ | 6-8-2011 | Bob Chapman
    Deflationary Depression In America: The Double Dip Economic Recession Economics / Deflation Jun 08, 2011 - 07:33 AM By: Bob Chapman Wall Street seems to believe the waning recovery in the economy is only temporary and that further recovery is on the way. Such thinking can get you in serious trouble, unless QE3, or its equivalent, is on the way. It is on the way, as we pointed out 13 months ago. The economy cannot live and survive without it otherwise we could be looking at a minus 5% GDP for openers. Incidentally, there are those that believe that unemployment...
  • SWAT Team Raids Man's Home Over Student Loans

    06/08/2011 8:54:30 AM PDT · by RIghtwardHo · 92 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 6-8-2011 | RightwardHo
    "Kenneth Wright does not have a criminal record and he had no reason to believe a S.W.A.T team would be breaking down his door at 6 a.m. on Tuesday."
  • title:Video: SWAT team raids house over … unpaid student loans

    06/08/2011 10:52:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Via JWF and Reason, we now present this instructional video from the Department of Education. Now that the government has for all practical pruposes nationalized the student-loan industry, the DoE would like to educate recipients on new loan-collection processes. The banks used to send bill collectors and file claims in court, but the Obama administration doesn’t like those kind of harsh private-sector measures to retrieve lost capital. Instead, they’ll send a SWAT team to kick in your door and frighten your children — even if you don’t live with them anymore: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Kenneth Wright does...
  • A Greater Depression

    06/07/2011 6:07:06 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/7/11 | Bob Livingston
    Currently, about 18.5 percent of American males between the ages of 18 and 55 are unemployed. About 44 million Americans are on food stamps. How long before we see riots in America like those in the Middle East and North Africa? They may be starting already. Over the Memorial Day weekend, there were no fewer than seven incidents of riots or near riots in large crowds. Mob incidents, shootings, fights and looting broke out New York City; Rochester, N.Y.; Chicago; Miami; Myrtle Beach, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; Decatur, Ala.; and Boston. Beaches, water parks and streets were shut down. In recent...
  • The Coming Great Inflation

    05/20/2011 9:37:47 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | 5/18/11 | Michael_J_Kosares
    The table displayed immediately below is likely to surprise even our most-jaded readers. It shows the astronomical increase in cash prices for well-known food commodities over the past 12 months. With inarguable exactness, it contradicts the nearly constant prattle in the mainstream press that inflation is under control, or that it is peaking and likely to come under control sometime soon. Some items on the list have doubled -- even tripled -- in price over the past year. Others have risen at mere double-digit rates.
  • Freaking out for freeze-dried food

    04/22/2011 10:35:49 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 91 replies
    The Mail Tribune ^ | 4/22/11 | Mark Freeman
    People freaked out about surviving world disasters and economic meltdown have made a run on freeze-dried food in the past month. As a result, Albany-based Oregon Freeze Dry Inc. — the country's largest supplier of freeze-dried camp food — won't accept any new orders through the 2011 camping season. The company produces the widely sold Mountain House line of food pouches popular among everyone from overnight wilderness backpackers to Pacific Crest Trail devotees. Oregon Freeze Dry officials say they have never seen this level of consumer panic over emergency preparedness in the company's 48-year history. In the industry, the emergency-preparedness...
  • Thoughts on Urban Survival (Argentinian's first hand experience-When the SHTF)

    03/14/2009 7:29:25 PM PDT · by listenhillary · 32 replies · 2,324+ views
    Frugal's Forums Archive ^ | October 20, 2005 | Ferfal
    This essay as well as other survival articles can be found on: http://www.buildanark.net/ As someone living and surviving a current real SHTF situation there are tons of insight and information to be gleaned from this man. Read and heed folks - READ AND HEED!! Final note: I've done some minor editing for clarity only. FerFal's words speak volumes. Everyone should copy this and many of his other entries to get a clear insight of what we will be dealing with WHEN the SHTF. Thanks FerFal! My brother visited Argentina a few weeks ago. He’s been living in Spain for a...