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Another blazer for Fenix. I have been using Fenix lights since they have started up. Overall, I like that the lights are rugged, most are waterproof (this one is), bright and have useful settings. Mostly, I have found them to be very dependable. I have had other brands fail on me. But after dozens of Fenix lights, I only had one stop working after over a decade of use. So what...
Fenix TK35UE 2018 Flashlight
Was helping someone out today that bought a portable building
and is converting it into a cabin and about stroked out when I saw
how he had installed his wood stove pipe. A 6" diameter hole cut in
the wall for a 6" diameter pipe! And the pipe stuck through the
hole (Single Wall Pipe). The area above the hole was black and
charred. Just had not got quite hot enough to ignite.......... yet.
I had a triple wall, wall pill behind the seat of my truck and a
sabre saw and we spend the next...
Stove Pipes and Other stupid stuff.
With events like the British vote to leave the EU, the peak of the mass Muslim immigration into Europe, the surprise (for some people) upset win of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election and the subsequent leftist riots, it may be difficult to top the absolute geopolitical and social mayhem of 2016. However, when examining recent history and ongoing trends, its important to understand that these shifts are often cumulative; they tend to build upon each other like sheets of ice on a mountainside, storing up energy for a great avalanche.
We witnessed what I would consider a moderate build up and avalanche in the economic world in 2008, and of course this merely set the stage for an evolving form of fiscal collapse for the ten years that followed. This time around though, that ongoing collapse will surface in the form of currency crisis and treasury bond crisis, as well as all the international tensions and conflicts that come with these financial atom bombs. If I was to define the year of 2017 and its place in the grand scheme, I would say it represents the moment that the path became obvious for the next decade, at least for those that have been paying attention.
There have been some incredible revelations this year, things that will change the face of global economics and international relations, but most them have gone unnoticed in the mainstream overall. Here are just a few of the earth shattering events that will lead to unprecedented instability in 2018, probably through to the year 2030.
Coup In Saudi Arabia
I outlined the implications of this powder keg in the Middle East in considerable detail in my articles Lies And Distractions Surrounding The Diminishing Petrodollar and Saudi Coup Signals War And Global Economic Reset. But, I dont think that the gravity of the situation is being taken seriously by very many people yet.
The rise of prince Mohammed Bin Salman to the status of dictator in the Saudi government is disturbing enough. That said, le...
Faith in a fun, cynical and faithful way!
Host: James Walton I Am Liberty Audio player below
I believe this time of the year we all move closer to God. Its natural. No matter what the comedians and the movies tell you about religion you have to understand that you have centuries of religious faith built into your DNA. There are very real benefits hidden in the religious texts. Of course, history has left very deep scars thanks to religion as well.
Making and smoking your own sausage at home is an art in itself. There is nothing like it but it does take some patience and the ability to keep up with the process. Meat safety should always be a concern Some types of meat have different safety issues than others. There are a variety of. . . Read More
The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un, has said he will take revenge on the United States for Washingtons accusal that the rogue regime was responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack earlier this year. In timely fashion, Kim has also ordered his military to begin the testing of the chemical agent anthrax.
North Korea has been loading anthrax into ints controversial ballistic missiles. But the regime and military scientists have been trying to ensure that anthrax would survive the high temperatures generated when the missiles re-enter the Earths atmosphere. Anthrax is a serious infectious disease caused by gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria known as Bacillus anthracis. The regime today rejected the claim as groundless and insisted it was fulfilling its obligations under the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) which prohibits the production or stockpile of biowarfare weapons.
North Korean state television reported last month the launch of a new intercontinental ballistic missile, Hwasong 15, which is a nuclear-capable weapon which could fly as far as America.
A report in Japans Asahi newspaper warned the regime may have already succeeded in its experiments. The article, which cites an anonymous source connected to South Korean intelligence, says: North Korea has started experiments such as heat and pressure equipment to prevent anthrax from dying even at a high temperature of over 7,000 degrees generated at the time of ICBMs re-entry into the atmosphere. In part, there is unconfirmed information that it has already succeeded in such experiments.
This comes as the regime warns the United States that they will enact revenge for the...
The situation in Venezuela is grim and not getting any better. A socialist government has destroyed what used to be one of the healthiest economies in the world and turned Read the rest
The post Christmas in Venezuela: What Its Like After Socialism Destroyed the Country appeared first on The Organic Prepper.
Stumbled across this forum whilst researching HF Ham gear. And
LO - to my delight it's a prepper group in disguise.
Seems to be one of the better no-BS sites to boot!
Just like the title says, please show us how you mounted your mobile gear or your go boxes for when you go on the road. Field Day type setups as well as antennas. Getting ready to pull the trigger on some purchases and want some ideas.
Children can make Christmas Eve stressful for us, but we've come up with a few ways to deal with overly excited kids and make the holidays bearable and relaxing. Check out our tips on the list below to make sure your family will welcome Christmas with big smiles and cheers!
Ask any parent: Christmas Eve with kids is as fun as it is challenging. Parents have to juggle buying and wrapping gifts, preparing for Christmas dinner, entertaining guests, and cooking and cleaning on top of their normal parenting tasks. Throw in all the excitement (and all the sugar) that comes with Christmas Eve with small children, and it's enough to make even the most level-headed parents anxious and stressed out. We decided to share a few survival tips to help you not only get through Christmas Eve, but make it a fun one for you and your kids. Check out the list below to see our own tips and tricks.
Kids feed off the emotional state of their parents. If you're stressed out, they will sense that and become anxious themselves. On the other hand, if you are calm and cool and having a good time, the kids will pick up on that and mirror your positive attitude.
4 cups brown sugar
Bottle of brandy
Cut fruit and place in large bowl
Add four cups brown sugar and mix then let it sit for two or three hours, stirring once in a while
Place fruit into stone crock and cover with brandy
Let it sit for at least three months then enjoy it.
Thats the last thing I said to my co-workers as they attempted
to get home after the train derailment on Monday. What a mess! I
know a few folks that finally got home at midnight.
As for me I was perfectly fine. I had almost everything I needed stashed in my commuter. I just stayed right in the parking lot of the show-up. I had my phone, my book, my 12 volt heat blanket(aww) and a warm sleeping bag. Of course a weapon. My biggest mistake was not having 4 or 5 days worth of food which...
i have a friend that wants to trade a 1 year old FTDX-1200 for
my 5 year old 857D. He want to run it mobile and I never do.
over the course of the last few months I've been trying to work
out the whole bug out bag thing. so many bags to consider. from
what is kept at work and in the trunk to what is at home. oh and
the "INCH" bag and phewey... so much info to process. Ive been
stressing over having the perfect built bag. I scoured the web.
I've visited with friends and family trying to figure out the best
bag, even going as far as having them empty and repack the bag so I
can see the contents and order of...
An epiphany on Bug Out Bags
Wondering if anyone has a secret bobcat/coon mixture scent for
pulling in bobcats and raccoons.
Also all I have for the bobcat is a few leg traps and a Hav-a-hart for the coons.
However its been my experience that the older smarter coons wont enter the trap for any amount of peanut butter!
Thanks ahead of time and Merry Christmas!!!
In a surprising speech to a group of young conservative activists in Florida, Donald Trump Jr. warned about the now admitted conspiracy carried out by the highest levels of the government to stop his fathers agenda by any means necessary.
Speaking to a gathering held by the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit, Trump Jr. noted that his father is currently dealing with a rigged system as well as a conspiracy by the deep state to take him out.
There is, and there are, people at the highest levels of government that dont want to let America be America, Trump Jr. noted, echoing many voices in the alternative media who have discussed this very fact since the moment Trump was elected.
My father talked about a rigged system throughout the campaign, and people were like, Oh, what are you talking about? he continued. But it is. And youre seeing it.
CNN was the first to report on the comments and although their article wasnt the usual full-scale anti-Trump propagandist piece, it did laughably claim that his comments were freewheeling as if to imply that they came out of no where and have no basis in reality.
Trump Jr.s freewheeling comments before the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit came after he spoke earlier this month before congressional investigators and as some on the right, including him, increasingly attack the Department of Justices special counsel probe, alleging it is politically compromised.
In his remarks Tuesday, Trump Jr. railed against special counsel Robert Muellers investigation and attacked the medias coverage of the Russia story, saying the ongoing probe was emblematic of the kind of rigged system the President had railed against during the campaign.
More ridiculous, one of the panelists that CNN interviewed after playing a clip of Trump Jrs comments (who of course was a former Obama official) actually claimed that discussing documented facts about parts of the FBIs political bias somehow helps Russia.
Thats right, according to the likes of CNN, even talking about Hillary operatives within the FBI, such as Peter Strzok, means that you are working with the Russians!
With that being said, the mainstream medias hold over the minds of the American people continues to slip each day and comments such as those by Trump Jr. only further reveal that startling lengths th...
The state of network security is that it is in shambles, even if you have a lot of resources and IT teams at your disposal. Its absolutely insane how open information networks are, especially those that are used at homes and small businesses. There is a lot to think about in terms of what level. . . Read More
Terrorist group ISIS has claims to have hacked the State Department and the United States Army. Not only that, but theyve put out a gruesome propaganda video detailing what their plans are now that they have information.
The infamous terror group claims in the video it is sending assassins to employees homes. The footage was released by ISIS hacking group Islamic Ghosts of the Caliphate shows series of American websites with data it claims to have hacked from them, according to the Daily Mail. One of the boldest claims in their video is that ISIS is sending lone wolf assassins to employees homes.
The video declares: Muslims will return to being masters of the world and kings of the earth. It starts with disturbing images of maimed or killed Syrian and Iraqi children while a voice says in Arabic: The Islamic State did not start the war against you and you will pay a great price as your sons will return to you as amputees or in coffins.
As scenes of war, bombings, and terror attacks flash on the screen, the narrating voice continues. You will pay a price as you walk along your streets fearing Muslims. We will attack your homeland you will not even feel secure in your bedrooms. The video then brings up a message in English and Arabic reading, which reads: We were able to hack sensitive sites of the US Army, the Interior Ministry, the State Department, and other government sites, and we were able to get thousands of your confidential information. We have sent the information to our lone wolves to assassinate you and to increase frequent jihadist operations against you.
According to the Daily Mail, the video then shows a series of American websites with the names and addresses of employees which the group claims to have gotten after hacking the sites. The examples of hacked websites shown in the vide...
The United States and China are preparing for a situation in which all hell breaks loose on the Korean Peninsula. Both nations are taking unprecedented steps as tensions toward a nuclear war ramp up even more.
The US has stepped up military drills, practiced air raids, and reportedly started preparing to seize North Koreas nuclear weapons by force, a feat South Korea has declared wont be all that easy. South Korean officials have been talking up a pause in military drills in hopes that it will lead to a peaceful Winter Olympics in February, but the US has yet to agree to halt said drills. Instead, the US brought in a record number of stealth aircraft this month to train up on an air war against North Korea. Immediately after the drill, which featured a marked increase in simulated bomb runs on North Korean targets, the US and South Korea reportedly engaged in drills to infiltrate North Korea and neutralize its weapons of mass destruction.
At a speech at the Atlantic Council last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US was preparing plans to seize loose nuclear weapons, should North Korea somehow collapse or become unstable.
President Donald Trumps national security adviser,...
We have never seen a better year for stocks in all of U.S. history. Just five days after Donald Trump entered the White House, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit the 20,000 mark for the first time ever. On Monday, the Dow closed at 24,792.20, and there doesnt seem to be any end to the rally in sight. Overall, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up more than 5,000 points so far in 2017, and that absolutely shatters all of the old records. Previously, the most that the Dow had risen in a single year was 3,472 points in 2013.
Yes, I know that it may seem odd for a website that continually chronicles our ongoing economic collapse to be talking about a boom in stock market prices. But of course there has not been a corresponding economic boom to match the rise in stock prices. This artificial stock market bubble has been created by unprecedented central bank intervention, and every previous stock market bubble in our history has ended with a horrible crash.
But for the moment, it is certainly appropriate to be in awe of what has transpired in the financial markets in 2017. Never before have we seen the Dow close at a record high 70 times in a single year, and we still have almost two weeks to go.
Stocks have risen every single month in 2017, and that is the very first time that has ever happened as well. No matter how much bad news has come out, stock prices have just kept climbing and climbing and climbing.
Since Donald Trumps surprise election victory last November, the Dow is up a whopping 34 percent.
Wall Street has never seen better times than this. Overall, U.S. stockholders have seen more than 5 trillion dollars in paper gains since Trump was elected, and this has created a real estate boom in some of the wealthier areas of the nation....
Crypto Crackdown Begins: Bank Threatens To Close Customer Account Because Of Coinbase Purchases: Against Policies Will Need To Be Discontinued Immediately SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
It appears that the cryptocurrency crackdown by financial institutions has begun. After months of mixed signals from governments around the world regarding regulations, Lakestone Bank and Trust customer Jordan Spencer took to Facebook to post a letter he received on December 14th threatening to close his account for a policy violation.
What violation, you ask?
According to the letter (pasted below), Spencer has been utilizing the widely popular Coinbase website to make cryptocurrency purchases and deposits tied to his personal bank account. This, says loss prevention officer Louise Vermillion, is a policy violation that needs to be discontinued immediately.
The full letter from the bank has been made available below:
The response, according to Spencer, was swift and brutal, with scores of users taking to the banks rating page and pummeling it from its previous 3.5 rating score on Facebook to 1.1 in less than seven hours:
Apparently, as is often the case with governments and banks, theyre the only ones that know what YOU should be doing with YOUR OWN MONEY. And theyll shut down your account if thats what it takes to make sure youre protected.
Related: Top Crypto Mining Execut...
The fix is easy for you, and has no effect on anyone else in the
conversation. Just "leave conversation" with the link above the
first post, and you will NEVER see it again. Just remember, this is
permanent and you cannot recover it.
One experiment not yet tried that MAY work is to have someone else in that convo invite you back in. That said, you'll still need to know the EXACT title of the convo AND remember who else was there, (AND know that they did not resign also) so you can ask...
You say you have too many conversations in your mailbox?
Every year, Facebook gets tens of thousands of requests for data from governments worldwide, including search warrants, subpoenas, or calls to restrict certain kinds of content. And, according to a new report, those requests are increasing at an alarming rate.
According to QZ.com, in the United States, the requests rose by 26% from the last six months of 2016 to the first six months of 2017, while globally, requests increased by about 21%. Since 2013, when the company first started providing data on government requests, the US number has been steadily risingit has roughly tripled in a period of four years.
This is alarming many and causing a concern about privacy. Joe Joseph, from the Daily Sheeple, isnt sugarcoating the reality of Facebook either. Duh. This is exactly what Facebook was designed to do, says Joseph.
You have to remember that Zuckerberg had seed money and that seed money came from CIA front companies that put a lot of resources into this andbasically think about it as like, sowing seeds; if you will. They knew that Facebook was gonna bear fruit. I dont think they realized just how big it would become. But I can tell you that they get so much information and intel from social media: I dont think that it would go away even if we wanted it to.
The government keeps requesting the information, and Facebook continues to comply with the governments demands. In the first six months of 2013, it granted the governmentwhich includes the police79% of requests (some data was produced in these cases, the company says); in the first six months of 2017, that share rose to 85%. We continue to carefully scrutinize each request we receive for account data...
I decided to do something different with the Commercial
Kitchen/Store waste water than the Lagoon. After talking with a
friend that installs septic systems and mini waste water treatment
plants. He sold me on just going with the lagoon for the Cabin and
one of the waste water treatment units his outfit builds for the
store. The big selling point is no leech field, and no lagoon
needed and he can build the required grease traps into the unit,
that are much easier to remove and clean than a...
Revisiting the Waste Water
Whether caused by a raging wildfire or due to an accident while preparing food, burns are a major challenge both on and off the grid. Injuries from burns that require medical help top one million each year in the United States, with thousands of deaths reported. These numbers are alarming, given the fact that, in modern times, few are us are exposed to fire as often or directly as our ancestors were. Despite this, only a small percentage of families have formulated and practiced an escape plan for their own homestead.
There are different types of burns. the American Burn Associations statistics show their relative frequencies:
Of course, anyone who sustains a serious burn should be transported immediately to a hospital, preferably one with a dedicated burn unit. After a disaster, however, these facilities may be inaccessible or overwhelmed by a large number of casualties. Therefore, it is possible that the average citizen may be required to provide burn care in disaster settings.
Off the grid long-term, the risks are even greater. Without power, we will be cooking over fires more frequently. The potential for significant burn injuries will rise, especially if small children get too close. Its important for the medic to have a working knowledge of burns and their treatment.
How to deal with it is a common problem and has been since since
the first human laid their first log. Rural folks pretty much go
one of three routes. A Septic tank, A holding tank or a Lagoon.
Many areas are imposing restrictions forcing the use of aerated
septic systems or holding tanks. Fortunately there are still some
areas, mine included that allow the use of lagoons, which IMO are
the best option both environmentally and financially.
I am currently digging a new lagoon and...
Waste water and sewage.
There are no urban warfare units in the US Armynot a single unit
designed, organized, or equipped specifically for the challenges of
operating in cities. There are no research centers dedicated solely
to the study of military operations in cities. There are no schools
or training sites where Army units can experience, experiment, or
train for the challenges of operating in places like Mosul, Aleppo,
or Raqqa, where we have seen US and Iraqi forces engaged in
high-intensity combat. Without a...
Urban Warfare Christmas Wish List
Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, puts it bluntly. Hes giving credit to those who bought Bitcoin initially and are selling now. But he doesnt have such high accolades for those who are buying Bitcoin now, calling them the greater fool.
The newbies getting in [to Bitcoin] who are, frankly, incredibly stupid, ah now, if you got in early and you were buying Bitcoin at $1 or $10 or $100 even; you sell now, thats the best bet youll ever make in your life. Its the best gain youll ever make. But if you dont sell it doesnt count, so you gotta sell and cash out in order to cash in.
But that poses a bigger problem. And who are you selling to? asks Adams. The new suckers who are buying in. The new people who are now mortgaging their homes to buy Bitcoin mining rigs this is the new insanity thats been reported in the mediawellnow it wouldnt be worth it. Adams continued saying, the people getting in now though, are the ones who are going to get royally screwed.
Bitcoin is a bubble and it will burst at some point, leaving those who took out mortgages to invest in dire straights. Bitcoins collapse is coming, according to Adams. That day is coming. Mark my words, he says. You cant second-guess the psychology of the bubble. Nobody knows the day that people panic. Nobody knows the day that this thing turnsthe day that the mob turns against bitcoin is the day that everybody loses.
And what should those with some Bitcoin do, according to Adams?
The name of the game now is to GET OUT, Adams says. Again, if you were an early adopter of Bitcoin and youre sitting on some coinage, you know what you should be doing with that coinage? You should be buying, like, survival supplies quite frankly. You should get yourself a good rifle, a Glock, some ammo, again, only if its legal in your area. Get a medical blowout kit. Get yourself a...
How do we keep Balance Tradition!
Host: Lynna A Preppers Path Audio player provided!
Because of traditions weve kept our balance for many many years, Without traditions our lives would be as shaky as, as, As a fiddler on the roof!
Ahhh well known lyrics to the intro song in the musical Fiddler on the Roof! and in actuality a truth. We all have them, traditions, family traditions, social traditions, cultural traditions and religious traditions.
Without a doubt, life is made tastier by cheese. We put it on everything from burgers to macaroni and kids love it. We mix it in sauces to add flavor and texture and we eat it plain as a snack. Its a great source of calcium and protein and most kids will eat cheese even when they wont eat many other foods.
However, if SHTF, cheese is quickly going to a hot commodity because its not something that keeps for long. This is when your skills as a cheese maker will come in handy.
The history of cheese is a long one; some say cheese has been around for as long as 10,000 years! It started when somebody noticed that the milk that they stored in their vessel (a calf stomach) turned into a hard block. Some brave soul decided to taste it and found out that it was delicious. Thus cheese was born. Find out more about preserving milk here.
Cheese recipes have often been passed down from generation to generation, along with the cultures that are necessary to make the cheese. Some are extremely easy to make and dont require a culture but the tastier and more advanced cheeses do. Before we get started, you need to understand some basic cheese-making ingredients.
Rennet is derived from the stomach lining of ruminate animals, namely the fourth stomach of calves. Its an enzyme that helps the baby animal to digest its mothers milk. There are also vegetable rennets, microbial rennets that are derived from mold and genetically engineered rennets that are made by injecting cow DNA into plants.
Rennet, or more specifically chymosin, the enzyme in rennet, separates the curds from the whey during the cheese-making process. Milk would curd on its own but by the time that happens, the milk is sour. Rennet allows you to make curds quickly from sweet milk. Most European cheeses are made with rennet while most cheeses made in the US are made using different products.
There are several cheeses, including Mozzarella, cottage cheese and cream cheese that dont require rennet. This is because you can substitute vinegar, lemon juice or citric acid to create the curd. The difference between rennet and another acid is that rennet slowly curdles the cheese and vinegar or citric acid does it quickly. To get the flavor or texture you need for aged cheeses, you need rennet.
Youll often see recipes that call for cheese salt. Cheese salt is just flakey, non-iodized salt. Salt is used in cheese for both flavor and preservation but dont ever used iodized salt because it damages the bacteria that you need to make the cheese.
If you dont have cheese salt, you can use regular uniodized salt or kosher salt. Its all a matter of how quickly you want the salt to dissolve. Ch...
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Which survival food choices are the most common? If all preppers were able to peek into the deep pantry food storage of others, what survival food types would be the most commonly found? What is Survival Food? Its any food that you have purposely acquired and set aside (or rotate through) for preparedness. Typically a well thought out storage of survival food will include a variety of foods and food types. Not just a case of MREs and we call it good Someone might choose to purchase a professional ready made survival food kit for long term storage. Theyre available
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Former Reagan White House Budget Director David Stockman is warning that the wealth created since the 2008 financial crisis is phony. He also wants everyone to know that they only safe asset right now, is gold or silver.
David Stockman sat down with USA Watchdogs Greg Hunter, and plainly laid out the terrifying state of affairs our financial system is currently in. Stockman contends that record high stock and bond prices are flashing danger signs and that everyone should be aware of that. Hes also not trusting of Bitcoin and sees its collapse as inevitable.
Theres a lot to talk about in the midst of all this craziness thats happening both in Washington and on Wall Street, said Stockman.
I dont think we are going to have a liquidity crisis. I think its going to be a value reset. I think there is going to be a jarring downward price adjustment both in the stock market and in the bond market. This phantom or phony wealth that has been created since the last crisis is going to basically evaporate.
Stockmans appraisal of the tax cuts mirrors rational Americans thoughts.
I think its going to be a fiscal calamity of Biblical proportions. I want to be clear. I am always for tax cuts and shrinking the size of government, but you have to earn it. You have to cut spending and entitlements and this massive defense budget. Obviously, they didnt do that. If you look at honest accounting . . . this bill will add $2.5 trillion to the public deb...
Raw uncut whey protein has around 96% protein by weight. You can
bet 9 grams of powder is going to have over 8 grams of protein in
It doesn't appear to go bad. It's very protein rich to say the least.
My wife bought some and it sucks. The $40 a pound medical grade soy free hypo alerginic stuff. Problem is it costs $40/lb, is soy free and doesn't want to mix with water. Need that soy lectin to make the whey mix with water, unless you plan on using a blender.
Mice like it, alot. If you do...
Whey protein isolate
The US government may now fund research that looks into engineering a virus to be more deadly and transmittable after lifting a ban they previously placed on themselves.
According to Science Alert, the moratorium, which was imposed three years ago, froze funding for whats called gain of function research: controversial experiments seeking to alter pathogens and make them even more dangerous. Now, the money is back on the table, giving those trials the green light once more.
The director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Francis S. Collins, announced the lifting of the moratorium on Tuesday. Collins said gain of function or GOF research with viruses like influenza, MERS, and SARS could help us identify, understand, and develop strategies and effective countermeasures against rapidly evolving pathogens that pose a threat to public health.
But not everyone thinks this is a good idea. In fact, most are concerned. It isnt that this research wasnt being conducted before, theres a good chance it was. But once the federal government shows interest in something of this magnitude, its time to worry. Some are concerned that the new flow of funding heightens the risk that unseen breeds of deadly engineered pathogens could escape lab containment, which would then make their way to the public, or into the wrong peoples (the governments) hands.
I am not persuaded that the work is of greater potential benefit than pot...
It seems that this year was one of the most awful ones for many fellow Americans due to some of the worst natural disasters ever recorded. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and many of the wildfires going strong even today showed us how helpless we are when facing Mother Natures fury. To help you survive natural ... Read more...
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Ethanol (C2H5OH) is the common form of alcohol that you consume as a beverage/within a beverage. There are different percentages of alcohol per different beverages. Here are some rough guidelines of the percentages:
Vodka (usually 40%), Brandy (usually 40%), Scotch (40-60%), Grain alcohol (85-95%), Gin (37-60%).
Methanol is also known as wood alcohol (CH3OH). As the name implies, it is taken from wood, and its main use is in industry, and in high-performance engines such as racecars and monster trucks, as well as other specialty engines. Methanol does not give a flame off when burning and can be put out with water.
Isopropyl alcohol (also called rubbing alcohol) sees a use in several different household needs from cleaning to disinfecting. Isopropyl (C3H8O) alcohol is widely available in all your grocery and big-box stores and varies in concentration from about 50% all the way up to 99% (usually found in feed stores or hardware stores in that concentration).
Now for winter considerations, here is an important chart for you that lists the freezing points (the point of transition between the liquid becoming a solid and vice-versa) of alcohols:
We must keep in mind that this is primarily used for ethanol, the type that is consumed as a beverage. Im not listing freezing points of the other two types for a reason:...
Epic guide to disaster prepping with children including emergency supplies checklist, survival training for kids, evacuation, and family disaster planning.
The post Disaster Prepping with Children: From Infancy to Adolescence appeared first on Primal Survivor.
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2017 has undoubtedly been the year of bitcoin, breaking $1000 dollars on New Years Day before rocketing up to $15000 in early December. Thats a return of 1500 percent!
And as market fascination grows, investors are beginning to understand the real secret behind bitcoins success the blockchain.
Blockchain is transforming markets with bitcoin, but that is only the beginning it could soon change the world.
To understand how, you must first understand that blockchain is a technological platform and there are nearly no limits to what you can build on it.
Where we used to have hard currencies, well now have cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, using blockchain technology. Where we used to have asset exchanges, we now have cryptocurrency exchange Binance.
Where we used to have Microsoft Windows, blockchain has been used to create an entirely new platform. You may have heard of it: Ethereum. It rose 5,415 percent in 2017.
Put simply, blockchain is the technology upon which future networks will be built and unlike our current systems, investors can gain partial ownership of these networks and reap the financial rewards!
Bitcoin may have risen 1500 percent this year, but it still only makes up $280 billion of the total $90 trillion of money that exists. A measly 0.3 percent of money, and thats before considering the $544 trillion derivative markets.
Binance is one of the fastest growing blockchain based exchanges in the world with a market cap of $280 million and investors holding Binance Coin are receiving financial reward as the exchange grows. Can you imagine the New York Stock Exchange handing you part of its $21 trillion market cap?
Ethereum has risen from $8 to $460 in 2017, and was used for the first time this year to buy a house via its smart contract technology. It is an operating system for blockchain, and while Microsoft Windows is the operating system for 80 percent of laptops and desktops in the world investors wont see a cent of that revenue.
These are just three examples out of hundreds that show how you can own a piece of this technolog...
I was at the big box and saw that there was something kind of
unusual on the warranty resale line. It was a generac generator
rated for 17,500w load, 22kw surge. That's like 72 amps of 240v
I knew that is not something that I see every day and had to ask how much they wanted for it since they offer fairly steep discounts on the turn-ins. All I knew is I was likely going to buy it.
After sales tax it's a $3,000 generator when new. I paid $1,110 it out the door.
It's got a nema 14-50...
I've been reading a thread on another forum about smoked cheese
and it got me thinking. I've been wanting a smoker for some time so
I finally bought one.
When I bought a new barbecue grill about five years ago I cheaped out and just bought a regular charcoal grill. It would have cost another hundred dollars for a grill/smoker combo so I've had some regret that I didn't go for the extra money.
At any rate I found this model that uses charcoal and went ahead and bought it yesterday. It should...
Bought a new Smoker
Bombshell Report: The Obama Administration Let Hezbollah RUN COCAINE Into The United States, Blocked Efforts To Go After One Of Worlds Biggest Suppliers Of Cocaine And Chemical Weapons SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
The Obama administration derailed a massive investigation into drug trafficking and other illegal activities by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah over fears that it could anger Iran at a time when Obama was attempting to secure a nuclear deal with the nation, according to a 14,000 word report from Politico.
The article paints a clear picture of an administration that was willing to do whatever it takes, including allowing cocaine to flow into the United States, (which led to an unknown number of deaths of Americans by overdose) to pass a nuclear deal that many in his own party didnt even support.
The law enforcement campaign that the Obama administration specifically and purposefully derailed was known as Project Cassandra and was launched in 2008 after the DEA had confirmed that Hezbollah was now in the business of selling drugs, and lots of them.
The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.
Over the next eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollahs illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and foreign security agencies.
They followed cocaine shipments, some from Latin America to West Africa and on to Europe and the Middle East, and others through Venezuela and Mexico to the United States. They tracked the river of dirty cash as it was laundered by, among other tactics, buying American used cars and shipping them to Africa. And with the help of some key cooperating witnesses, the agents traced the conspiracy, they believed, to the innermost circle of Hezbollah and its state sponsors in Iran.
Make no mistake, despite denials by the literal officials who allowed the drugs to be run into the country in the first place, this was a specific move by the Obama administration who decided a nu...
17C American Women: 1629 A few problems in early New England: A
Short and True Description of New England by the Rev. Francis
Higginson, written in 1629 Printed for Michael Sparke,
TSCRA Special Ranger Bart Perrier, Dist. 4 in Eastern Oklahoma, reports the theft of a Chevy pickup from a barn in McIntosh County near Checotah on Dec. 14. The gray 2006 Chevrolet SK3 extended cab truck bears Oklahoma license plate DUF-223 and VIN no. 1GBJK39U06E251512. The truck also has a Cannonball Engineering hay bed. Anyone with information regarding this theft is urged to call Special Ranger Perrier at 918-847-3231.
There is some debate surrounding bleach in the prepping community. Bleach is a powerful cleaning agent, which can even be used to purify water, but it has a short shelf life and many storage restrictions. Those who are planning for long-term SHTF scenarios dont like to rely on bleach as their disinfectant. Yet, to disinfect. . . Read More
Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon papers which exposed the governments lies during the Vietnam war is vocalizing a warning. He says the United States is really close to a nuclear Armageddon.
Ellsberg, now 86-years-old, leaked the Pentagon papers back in 1969 and hes now got a new book out which serves a warning to those who care to listen. According to the Daily Mail, Ellsbergs 7,000-page report was the WikiLeaks disclosure of its time, a sensational breach of government confidentiality that shook Richard Nixons presidency and prompted a Supreme Court fight that was supposed to advance press freedom.
In his new book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, Ellsberg details how easy nuclear bombs can be triggered and shot off on a false alarm and that the president isnt the only who can launch the nukes, as we are often told. Low-level military commanders are capable of launching nuclear weapons too.
All out-nuclear war an irreversible, unprecedented and almost unimaginable calamity for civilization and most life on earth has been, like the disasters of Chernobyl, Katrina, the Gulf oil spill, Fukushima Daiichi, and before these, World War I, a catastrophe waiting to happen, on a scale infinitely greater than any of these, writes Ellsberg in his new book.
Adding to fears of a nuclear armageddon is...
Social media giant Twitter has begun their censorship in the form of a purge. Focusing on right-leaning accounts, Twitter has begun suspending well-known conservative users from their site.
Twitter began enforcing their new censorship rules to combat hateful and abusive content (aka, anything not leftist in nature according to conservatives) Monday and a number of well-known far-right organizations and users were suspended. The changes to the policy were announced last month and broadened Twitters hateful conduct policy to permanently suspend any accountcovering usernames, profile bios, and display namesthat displays violent threats, multiple slurs, epithets, racist or sexist tropes, incites fear or reduces someone to less than human.
According to Fox News, this will presumably include countless accounts bearing Nazi flags, swastikas, and similar symbols, but it certainly wont stop there. Conservatives fear they will be shut down simply for disagreeing with the communist rhetoric Twitter allows.
Today I have received more abusive tweets and threatening messages than any other day in the past month. Congratulations on the new 'policy'. #TwitterPurge
Craig R. Brittain for US Senate (R-AZ 2018) (@SenatorBrittain) December 18, 2017
Twitters crackdown on free speech is surely a simple way for them to continue to promote only the hardened communist ideals which have killed 100 million people in t...
When you need a repair, its important youve got an honest air-conditioning company that you can call on to resolve the matter fast. To begin with, you need to do the repairs after you see an issue. After the repair there has to be a vacuum put on the computer system.
If you need air conditioning assistance, its imperative that you select an ac business which is devoted to customer satisfaction and offers quality services that you can count on. So once you will need air conditioning solutions, its important to decide on an air-conditioning business you can depend on. Most individuals elect for expert ac services when they want to put in a new AC in their houses or offices.
If you begin to notice strange smells coming from the AC unit, it might be an indication that theres mold, mildew, or dirt in the unit. If it is not, you should think about replacing the AC unit. In the interim, you may get rid of the old RV AC unit and get ready for the new one.
Since things are operating smoothly, your ac might have to stay on much more time to cool your residence or office, thus your power costs can dramatically rise. If you wish to change out your AC, it is going to be required to learn which replacement model to utilize in your travel trailer or motor home. When it has to do with fixing your AC during summers, you dont think much about anything and just dial the very first number that you run into. Make certain you use these tips when youre looking for reliable ac repair services to fix your AC for the approaching summer season.
Most have heard of the massive and destructive fires ravaging California, but no one knows exactly how they were started. And now many who have researched the fires are claiming that the elites are intentionally burning people off the land.
YouTuber DIY Camper made his own video detailing what he believes is the harsh reality of the horrific fires destroying homes and land in the Golden State. He starts by saying that if he had his own property, there is no doubt in his mind that hed have a concrete reinforced structure underground for use during a disaster -but that isnt what his video is about because an underground bunker wont help you if the elites want your land.
Nobody is saying how these fires out in California started, says DIY Camper. With whats coming in the world today and the way things clearly are, I think people are going to be moved off their property and people are gonna be pushed into city living, says DIY Camper. I know this is happening.
Now, the fires out in CaliforniaIve been following it extensively, he says. I have been researching it and looking into it as deep as I can. And I found a bunch of maps and plans for the southern end of Californiaand this is a fact you guys, you can search this and research it yourself to see what I am about to tell you is true.
He says there are maps and plans from developers working with the California government that overlap the areas of the fires street for street and neighborhood by neighborhood, and that cannot be a coincidence. I believe that these fires are being allowed to burn out of control. Why would I say that? Because if you look at these developers plans for two reasonsthe mayor admitted on the news when he was being interviewed that they have plans for these areas that are burning, says DIY Camper. He believes there are two reasons the people in California are being burned off the land. One is for high-speed...
No matter where you live, theres always a possibility that a disaster might occur in any of the states. Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, wildfiresMother Nature can get you regardless of Read the rest
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Unfortunately (for our health) our modern way of life involves more sitting and little exertion than standing, moving, and good old fashioned physical labor. Physical Labor is just not a part of todays worker majority. Most of our jobs and occupations require little or no physical labor. Lots of office jobs. Desk jobs. Even lots of our service jobs dont amount to very much physical labor. Exceptions being construction and other such occupations that actually do require physical labor. All this cant be too good for our modern health and modern survival. Being a preparedness website, not only do I
The post Good Old Fashioned Physical Labor For Better Health appeared first on Modern Survival Blog.
The question is not, Is there going to be a World War 3? It is in your Bible. There is not a one-tenth of one percent chance that it is not going to happen. Another world war is coming, and it will be the biggest world war ever.
In the video below, Irvin Baxter is going to detail how, according to a Bible prophecy, one out of three people on the earth will die in this war of all wars!
The prophecy is found in Revelation chapter nine, verse 15: And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
The third part of men would be over two billion people! Other translations read one-third of the human race, one-third of all the people on earth, one-third of humanity. They all say the same thing. A war is just ahead that will wipe out over two billion human beings!
Prior to the 20th Century, there had never been a war with one million fatalities. Then came World War I in 1914, with 8.2 million dead. They called it The Great War. With the founding of the League of Nations, we had hoped that this type of carnage would never happen again. Twenty years later, 52 million people died in World War II. As if something had come unhinged in the human soul, we cried out, How can we ever stop this? With the founding of the United Nations, we had hoped that the solution to world peace was at hand. I have the dreadful assignment of telling you, it is not fixed. There is another war coming. There will neither be 8 million dead nor 52 million dead. This war that is coming will kill 2.2 billion, forty times World War II. It will be the worst war ever.
I cant tell you exactly when this is going to happen, but the Bible tells us where World War 3 will originate. The Sixth Trumpet prophecy is found in Revelation 9:14-15:
Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
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Do you want Me to come back with a beautiful garland in my hair, or will you receive Me when I come back with a sword? Are you looking for a calm and beautiful Savior who will deliver you from the evil one? I tell you that you will be surprised when you look upon the One you have pierced.
For the sword that I bring will pierce between soul and spirit. It will expose the thoughts and intentions of your hearts. You looked for the gentle shepherd and yet I have been that, but I AM also a king. I come to rule with a scepter and a sword. For the world as you know it now will disappear. The kings of this earth will be trampled upon as the new and final King arrives.
The pride and the glory of this earth will be done away with. The pride of man will be crumbled in the dust. Men and women will look on in horror as the speed of my army come to destroy the wicked. And yet my own will rejoice as the final day arrives.
How else will evil be dispensed of? When a cancer fills a body it can only be taken out through a severe procedure. The sin that consumes many in this earth is like ever-growing cancer. And yet I have provided the blood through the sacrifice of my Son. But how many of you have ignored this and rather have thought that you didnt need to get rid of your sin?
The nations stand in a balance. There are things said in secret that soon will shift the entire world. Nations will rise and fall at my command. The world stands in a balance, and it awaits someone who will save it. So many of you think that the world will get better. You think that kings and leaders have the right answers and yet they cannot solve the problems of the heart and mind.
Your only hope is to get on your knees and pray, and not a self-righteous prayer. But I tell you that youve reached the point of no return. The pendulum is swinging and soon the time will have run out. But go ahead and consult your tarot cards. Im certain that they have the answers for you. Perhaps your electronic devices will have the answers that you seek.
You have no idea of what is coming. There will be such a darkness that fills the earth that it will shroud everything around you. But my light will still shine. It shines in the darkness and the darkness has never understood it. My Son came as the light and yet many did not receive Him. Rather they exchanged His light for another one. Many sought out an artificial light rather than the true One. And the Truth came but a falsehood was received instead.
My people, you must prepare for what is coming. You must prepare for the days ahead. Its not in the preparing of guns and food, but rather in getting your ears tuned to hearing my spirit. For without hearing my voice you wont know how to escape the evil that is coming.
You are sitting at your retreat, enjoying the scenery when you hear on the radio that there has just been a nuclear weapon that has detonated in a contiguous State. You decide to run into your shelter. After a few days in there, you start to wonder when it might be safe to come out. You also wonder if you would have been better off evacuating and getting as far away from the radiation source as possible.
A radiation disaster is a scenario for which we must be
prepared. It may be from a radiological source, such as a nuclear
reactor accident, or from nuclear devices, such as a nuclear
Much of what we know about radiation exposure comes from accidents such as Chernobyl [nuclear power plant disaster] and [the bombing of]
Hiroshima [and Nagasaki]. With the nuclear reactor accident in Chernobyl (1986), 70% of the contamination fell on 26% of Belarus. 400,000 people were evacuated and 50,000 km squared was restricted and removed from use. The isotopes included Cs137, Cs134, Sr90, I131, and Pu239, with an estimated 114 Million Curies entering the environment. Untoward effects from this accident included 31 initial deaths, 300 injuries and hospitalizations, 150,000 abortions, $ 3 billion spent in emergency response, $500 million spent to compensate Italian farmers, 10,000 reindeer slaughtered, and an increase in cancer (mostly thyroid cancer, many years after the incident).
It is estimated that if a large US city (population 1 million) was hit by a 10-Kiloton (KT) nuclear device, that it would produce the following casualties:
>13,000 prompt fatalities
Approximately 114,000 expectant fatalities (>830 cSv)
Approximately 90,000 requiring ICU support (530-830 cSv)
Approximately 141,000 requiring either ICU or minimum care ward (300-530 cSv)
Approximately 150,000 requiring a minimum care ward (150-300 cSv)
Approximately 159,000 requiring outpatient therapy (70-150cSv)
The world is still reeling from North Koreas latest and highly impressive missile test. It isnt surprising that everyone seems to have a take on the issue, but that doesnt mean all those takes are really based in reality. Two stories that have been parroted extensively in both defense media and the mainstream media this week have to do with supposedly innovative ways the U.S. could destroy or disable North Korean ballistic missiles during or before entering their boost phase.
One has to do with the use of a cruise missile armed with a microwave pulse emitter that would zap a missiles electronics and the other has to do with a fighter jet, namely an F-35, actually shooting down a missile with an AIM-120 AMRAAM as it rises towards the heavens. Although both stories make for great headlines, they are in many ways detached from reality.
North Korean missile mitigation like a CHAMP?
This story seems to have originated on the NBC Nightly News and from an associated print report that appeared online on December 4th. It describes how a relatively new technology could be used to zap North Korean missiles in a non-kinetic attackone that wouldnt kill any human beings in the process. The report states that the capability came up last August in a White House meeting on what to do about North Korea and their ongoing missile and nuclear development programs. The story states in part:
Could a high-power microwave weapon actually be used against North Korea?
Deptula said he believed the U.S. could use an HPM to disable a ballistic missile on a North Korean launch pad, and that there are many advantages to using microwave weapons in a North Korean scenario.
They work in all weather, said Deptula, which helps in the Korean climate, and theyre employed at the speed of light. You cant get much faster than that in terms of achieving desired effects.
Famine, a severe shortage of food affecting a large number of people, can be the result of either man-made or natural causes. Natural causes include droughts, plant disease, insect plagues, floods, and earthquakes. The human causes include poverty, war, deliberate crop destruction and the inefficient distribution of food.
Almost every continent has experienced famine during some time in history, with North and South America remaining relatively of widespread famines. The European continent has only suffered famines occasionally, but starvation caused by World War II resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. The majority of researchers list about 400 famines that have occurred during recorded history. The most severe famines have been attributed to drought, conflict and misguided economic policies.
Thats right. And if you think about it as in, critical thinking, you will (should) realize the utter devastation that will surely result when the unthinkable happens a SHTF collapse of our food supply which will kill multi-millions of you.
I only say you in reference to the general population. Hopefully you reading this are already prepared to some extent, whereas those who are not will be facing near-certain death.
Let me explain
I cant explain why, but for some reason, I am able to clearly see many of the systemic risks within our modern way of life. Perhaps its simply because I am not a major sufferer of normalcy bias and do not accept that any or all of these systems will remain functional forever. Maybe its because I do not automatically accept the status quo. Instead, I know that things do change, and sometimes very rapidly for the worseAlso read: 8 Industry Experts Pick Their Must-Have SHTF Gun
Im sure that many of you too have the uncanny ability to recognize risk especially those risks which could devolve and domino into catastrophic life-altering results even those which could potentially kill off many, many, millions of us. It has happened before. Why should it not happen again? Particular in todays modern era where most people literally depend on many various external systems to keep them alive.
People assume that there w...
If you are on a really tight budget or you want to greatly increase the calories of your stored emergency food for very little money, this instructable is for you. This is really easy and it is cheap. I do this all the time. This works whether most of your stored emergency food is dehydrated or canned food. What is it? Noodles / Pasta.
Step 1: Soup
I decided to quantify how well this works for breakfast this morning. I deviated from my standard non-perishable breakfast food which is oatmeal. I decided to have a can of Progresso rich and hearty steak and roasted russet potatoes. One can contain 260 calories and has a volume of 2 cups. I boiled 1 cup of shells which contains about 550 calories. After cooking, the 1 cup of noodles has become 2 cups of noodles. The brand showed here, which is the one I used today is not the brand I usually buy. One cup of El Mexicano noodles cost me about 37 cents. So for 37 cents I can double the volume of food and more than tripled the calories. I can extend 50 cans of soup for well under $20.00. What a deal. After draining the shells I added the soup right out of the can to the shells without cooking the soup. If this had been a real emergency situation I would have made a couple of cups of instant coffee with the water that was drained off. I could only eat half for breakfast.
Step 2: Overstuffed Beef Ravioli
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