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Sunday, 21 January

00:56

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-01-20) Modern Survival Blog

A flock of about 30 Goldfinch have found our feeder   This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of preparedness. Lurkers? Lets hear from you too!   For off topic conversation: Articles posted during the week we appreciate that you stay on-topic. For off-topic comments, post them in the most recent Saturday open-forum: What did you do for your preparedness this week? Recent comments list from ALL articles: Recent

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00:38

What's Even More Important Than Water Survival Monkey Forums

Strawberry Poptarts!

Why You Should Stock Up On Pop-Tarts When There's a Hurricane Coming

"With Hurricane Harvey barreling towards the Texas coast, millions of area residents are heading to the store for essentials like beer and...

What's Even More Important Than Water

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Saturday, 20 January

23:14

Twisted History Survival Monkey Forums

Anyone who knows anything about guns is familiar with John Moses Browning and the 1911. Now taking this and asking, what if another gun maker won the contract to build the 1911? Let's just say that the Acme gun company got the contract to build them. And for the sake of argument Acme is just as good as any gun maker in this time frame. Now comes the real question, would you still get a 1911 based on the design or who made it first? Start the flaming!

21:42

Venezuelan Rebel Cop Oscar Perez Was Massacred by the Government After He Surrendered The Organic Prepper

Note from Jose: This is information compiled by myself and from my trusted sources, who are near the place where this event took place. Some other references are from the Read the rest

The post Venezuelan Rebel Cop Oscar Perez Was Massacred by the Government After He Surrendered appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

16:22

What is a fire piston and how do you use it Survival Monkey Forums

Ok here is one of my fire pistons and how it works.

10:13

Shock! The Pope Is Now Openly Attacking Child Sexual Abuse Victims For Slander SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

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Pope Francis is now attacking the credibility of child sex abuse victims in a shocking move made at the end of a trip to Chile in which he had hoped to heal the wounds of said abuse.

Thats right, Pope Francis ended his trip by publicly defending a bishop who victims have accused of covering up widespread pedophilia in the country.

According to a report by the Associated Press, Francis made the shocking comments in a discussion about Rev. Fernando Karadima who has been found guilty of sexually abusing a slew of minors as a member of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis accused victims of Chiles most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are all calumny.

The popes remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates. They noted the accusers were deemed credible enough by the Vatican that it sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of penance and prayer for his crimes in 2011. A Chilean judge also found the victims to be credible, saying that while she had to drop criminal charges against Karadima because too much time had passed, proof of his crimes wasnt lacking.

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The Karadima scandal dominated Francis visit to Chile and the overall issue of sex abuse and church cover-up was likely to factor into his three-day trip to Peru that began late Thursday.

Karadimas victims reported to church authorities as early as 2002 that he would kiss and fondle them in the swank Santiago parish he ran, but officials refused to believe them. Only when the victims went public with their accusations in 2010 did the Vatican launch an investigation that led to Karadima being removed from ministry.

The emeritus archbishop of Santiago subsequently apologized for having refused to believe the victims from the start.

One of the victims made clear his disgust at Pope Francis for essentially covering up for a man who watched as another bishop sexually abused him.

As if I could have taken a selfie or a photo wh...

09:55

Mainstream Media Tries To Ignore BOMBSHELL FISA Abuse Memo As Illegal FBI And DOJ Spying On Trump Campaign Set To Be Exposed! SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

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A bombshell FISA abuse memo that not only could end the Mueller investigation but also could contain direct evidence of illegal FBI and DOJ spying on the Trump campaign, in order to help Hillary Clinton, is set to be released in the coming days, according to multiple media reports.

Congressman Matt Gaetz appeared on Fox News this morning to reveal his belief that the memo will be released in the coming days and will send shockwaves throughout Washington D.C.

Infowars reports:

The classified Department of Justice memo is suspected to contain evidence of illegal FBI and DOJ spying on the Trump campaign at the behest of Hillary Clinton.

According to journalist Sara Carter, the memo is so explosive that it could lead to the end of Robert Muellers Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates.

Numerous lawmakers are calling for the document to be publicly released, with Rep. Steve King describing it as worse than Watergate.

Appearing on Fox News, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who previously asserted that people will go to jail over the memo, suggested that the release of the document is on the horizon.

Our republic is in jeopardy if we allow this type of a palace coup environment to continue to persist and thats why Im one of the members of Congress who will be encouraging today Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes to release the memo, Gaetz said.

Amazingly, the mainstream media is largely doing everything in their power to either ignore this story or downplay it completely, with anti-Trump news network CNN not even covering the bombshell as of Friday morning.

A quick scan of the networks homepage showed that they had completely ignored the story, instead opting for a plethora of anti-Trump disinformation pieces while being sure to protect their ally, Hillary Clinton.

...

08:10

24 Lost Gardening Tips from 100 Years Ago Bio Prepper

While many things improve with age and advanced technology, there are some things that stand the test of time. What worked perfectly a century ago is still just as effective and useful today as it was then. Here are some great gardening tips from the early 1900s.

100 years ago Gallaher Ltd printed a short How-To series, with clever hints for emergency situations. The cards were distributed with packs of cigarettes. All the pictures bellow are part of the George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library. Please enjoy the article.

24 Lost Gardening Tips from 100 Years Ago

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#1. How To Make Potatoes Yield Good Crops

Placing potato tubers in shallow boxes in a light location, safe from freezing temperatures in the early spring gets your crop off to a good start. Leave them there until March or April when its time to plant. Small shoots or sprouts should have emerged from the eyes. Leave only a few of the large ones on each tuber by rubbing off the smallest shoots. This will ensure that your crop will contain a minimum of the smaller tubers. Planting potatoes that are already sprouted versus those in a dormant state yields heavier crops.


#2. How To Make a Potato Clamp

Lost Gardening TipsPotatoes, onions, apples, beets, pears and flower bulbs or roots such as dahlias and gladioli can be safely stored out in the open. A layer of straw is first put on the ground which the tubers and others are then placed upon. The second layer of about 6 inches of straw is then put over them. Around this heap, a trench should be dug with the soil being thrown up over the straw until it is also about 6 inches deep. At the top, a ventilation hole of about 6 inches in diameter should be left open and then stopped up with straw. Here is an easy recipe that shows you how to make potato flakes with 5 years shelf life (without refrigeration).


#3. How To Plant Potatoes

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08:09

A frame hut

I built an A frame hut as a large work space for projects. First I made a celt hatchet to cut timber for the hut. The axe head was made of amphibolite and the handle was made of a species of wattle. For the hut the floor plan was 4 X 4m. The height of the ridgeline was 2 m above the ground. A post was planted in the ground to support the ridge pole at the back of the structure and an A frame was put in the front to support the ridgeline. The rafters of the hut were then attached to the ridgepole. Palm fronds were then collected, split and lashed to this frame. The dome hut was disassembled and its thatch was added to the structure. Approximately 1200 fronds were used in total. For the ridgeline, thatch was lifted in place and rested on without lashing it down. Instead, pairs of sticks lashed together were lifted in place sitting over thatch preventing it from blowing away. These are known as jockeys as they resemble a rider sitting on a horse.

A wall of wattle and daub was built at the back of the structure. Wooden poles were planted into the ground and lawyer cane was woven between them. Soil was dug from around the hut forming drainage trenches while also supplying the mud used to daub the wall. No fibre was added to the daub, just straight mud. Pegs were stuck into the wall to form a convenient rack to hold the stone axe off the ground when not in use. Later, pegs were added to support the fire sticks too. A bed was made by hammering in wooden stakes and lashing timber to the frame. This was covered with palm fibre to act as bedding. Atherton oak nuts were then collected and eaten/stored in a pot. Latter, heavy rain fell testing the huts ability to shed rain. The hut stayed dry while the water flowed off the thatch and into the drainage trenches left over from digging the mud for the wall.

The A frame hut is a simple shelter that can be built quickly and simply. Its basically a large roof built directly on the ground. The shape is strong and should resist strong winds. This hut is the biggest one Ive built on this channel and could fit both the tiled roof hut and wattle and daub hut inside it with room left over along the sides. It requires no scaffolding or ladders to build. A person can walk right down the centre without ducking while the sides that are too low to stand in are used for storing firewood, tools and other things. A fire lit in the entrance will greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes in the hut though it will get smokey occasionally. To reduce smoke, a small stove could be built to burn the wood more efficiently. A chimney and fireplace could be built also, but would take mo...

07:02

Olympic Games In South Korea Perfect Opportunity For A False Flag Attack? SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

This report was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.com

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The war rhetoric surrounding North Korea on both sides of the Pacific has never been more aggressive than it has been the past year (at least not since the Korean War). There are some people that see the entire affair as a distraction, a distraction that will never amount to actual conflict. I disagree with this sentiment for a number of reasons.

North Korea is indeed a distraction, but still a distraction in the making. That is to say, the chest beating and saber rattling are merely a prelude to the much more effective distraction of live combat and invasion in the name of regime change and national security. As I noted in my article Korean War Part II: Why Its Probably Going To Happen, the extensive staging of military assets to the region that has not been seen in over a decade, the extremely swift advancement of North Korean missile technology to include ICBMs capable of reaching the mainland U.S., the strange and unprecedented language by China indicating that they will not intercede against an invasion of North Korea by the U.S. if Pyongyang attacks first. All of this and more shows a clear movement of chess pieces into place for a sudden action.

According to these factors, I am led to believe that a false flag event blamed on North Korea, or a prodding of North Korea into taking an attack posture, is likely. The purposes behind such a war would be many-fold. Primarily, the final implosion of the vast financial bubbles created by central bank stimulus measures could be undertaken while the banks themselves escape public blame or prosecution.

A geopolitical crisis large enough would provide a perfect scapegoat for an economic crisis that was going to develop eventually anyway. And, if this geopolitical crisis were initiated by a rogue state, along with the poor decisions of a conservative populist president (Trump), then the historical narrative would be...

05:44

House Conservatives Want Bombshell Memo Released As Part Of Shutdown Talks SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

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House GOP members have approached Speaker Paul Ryan about incorporating a vote to make public an explosive new FISA abuse memo as part of government shutdown negotiations.

The four-page document, circulated to the full House yesterday, is said to detail egregious abuses of surveillance by the FBI, DOJ and Obama administration against the Trump campaign during and after the 2016 US presidential election.

The facts contained in the Republican majority-authored report is said to be jaw-dropping and demand full transparency, according to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), while the top ranking Democrat on the House Intel Committee, Adam Schiff (D-CA) dismissed the memo as profoundly misleading talking points drafted by Republican staffers.

Rife with factual inaccuracies and referencing highly classified materials that most Republican Intelligence Committee members were forced to acknowledge they had never read, this is meant only to give Republican House members a distorted view of the FBI, said Schiff, adding This may help carry White House water, but it is a deep disservice to our law enforcement professionals.

The effort to integrate the Memos public release with the stopgap government shutdown bill is being led by Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows of North Carolina along with caucus co-founder Jim Jordan of Ohio.

Jordan confirmed that some conservatives had highlighted in continuing resolution talks that it was extremely important that the memo go public. He said it was not something they were requiring of the Republican leadership in return for votes. But it was something we definitely talked about that needs to happen, Jordan added.

Meadows earlier referred to subplots of promises the Freedom Caucus was able to extract from the leadership before he agreed to support the continuing resolution.

Mr Meadows and Mr. Jordan and many conservatives want to include in this negotiation a requirement that the Hous...

03:49

Wise Food Storage Product Review Pros, Cons and What You Need To Know TheSurvivalistBlog.net RSS Feed

by KGC.

If you like to write for The Survivalist Blog, do read How to become a guest author at The Survivalist Blog.

Your browser may not support display of this image. With so many choices of food storage products, I decided to give (Wise Food Storage) a shot because a trusted friend liked and recommended their products and Wise Food Storage boasts a 25-year shelf-life without having to rotate the food. I was skeptical at first, but up to the challenge.

I ordered one of their 56-serving buckets and prepared two of the packets once I received it. I immediately noticed that the packets in the...

Read the whole entry... 

03:32

Reader Poll: What Would You Like To See More Of On The Blog? TheSurvivalistBlog.net RSS Feed

As you know there are a huge number of prepper sites, survival blogs, and other related blogs and websites covering a multitude of topics. Some have good advice, however most just copy from the two or three main blogs in the niche.

With so many related websites it can be hard to stand out and bring readers information that they want and actually need and the best way to find out what those wants and needs are is to ask.

So here we go, what do you need from this site? What types of articles would you like to see more of? What kind of articles would you like to see less of? What products...

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03:31

Survival and bug-out gear multi-tiered survival! Prepper Broadcasting |Network

Survival and bug-out gear multi-tiered survival set up.
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Drawing from hard-won experiences our Spec Ops Teams have learned on the battlefield, this week were going to discuss single person, Multi-level Survival and Bug-Out Systems. This time were going to talk about how to transform your survival and bug-out gear into a multi-tiered survival set up.

Listen to this broadcast or download Survival and bug-out gear multi-tiered survival set up in player below!

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03:30

Rivers & Streams Interactive Map (Upstream & Downstream) Modern Survival Blog

The following Rivers & Streams online interactive map is pretty cool! You can browse and zoom anywhere in the United States to discover rivers and streams. And the really neat part is that clicking on a river or stream will trace its entire path either upstream or downstream (selectable). Have you ever wondered where that note in a bottle might end up if you toss it into the river? This map will show you! Knowing where rivers and streams come from, and where theyre going, could be a big help in planning a boating trip (canoe, kayak, fishing, etc..). Its

The post Rivers & Streams Interactive Map (Upstream & Downstream) appeared first on Modern Survival Blog.

03:06

Top 8 Snowstorm Emergency Tips and a Few Observations Backdoor Survival

We each recall our excitement when, as children, snow was predicted and the thought of school closings made us giddy. We anxiously waited for the next morning to take a look out of our bedroom windows to confirm that wed be sledding, skiing, making snow forts and having snowball battles instead of taking that dreaded. . . Read More

01:53

30 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Catching the Flu The Organic Prepper

 

2018 has started off with a bang and not in a good way. So far, its shaping up to be the worst year of the flu in more than Read the rest

The post 30 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Catching the Flu appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

01:00

Selco: Who Survives and Who Dies When the SHTF? SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

This article was originally published by Daisy Luther at The Organic Prepper

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Did you ever wonder about the differences in how people behave in a crisis? Why some people survive and some people die? Are there characteristics that we can nurture now in good times that could help see us through bad times?

Id talked with Selco previously about who lives and who doesnt in a long-term emergency, and a great determiner is a flexible mindset. In this interview, we go deeper into who can withstand the stress of an SHTF event and who crumbles. Today he shares his insights from the Balkan War.

What were the worst mental stressors during the situation in Bosnia that are probably common in many long-term scenarios?

Obviously, it was a situation when violence was very widely used and in a sporadic way ( very often without any logic) so people lived under constant physical threat, and also in very poor condition.

On first look that was mental stressors, but this part or field of survival is in my opinion very important and commonly overlooked in prepper community, and there is much more to it.

It is a huge topic, but we can touch on some of this in the article. I researched it a lot. A few factors were important, and will be important in any future collapse event:

#1) Loss of control

If you are living a normal average life with your family, you have a job, kids go to school, you go to the physician when you are sick, kids eat their favorite foods.

There are police for problems, there is law and order, everybody knows its place more or less.

You feel that you are in control of your life and lives of your family.

And then one day all that is gone. You find yourself in the world where very often things of life and death are a matter of pure coincidence or luck if you like, or a matter of event. For example, is there going to rain that day for enough water?

People had a very hard time of dealing with it, you can be prepared very well to some extent, but also you need to be prepared that for a number of things (big number) you are simply not in control anymore.

#2) Hopelessness

Hopelessness is...

00:05

The Fire Piston (Numyth) Survival Monkey Forums

The Numyth fire piston:
http://goinggear.com/numyth-vulcan-fire-piston.html



I picked this up at a great price from the website linked above. Right out of the package I could tell this thing was built to last a nuclear freaking explosion. It's very similar to a mini-Mag Light, if you've ever held one you will know what I mean. It's very light, made from aluminum, and weighs in at less than 2 oz. The top end opens to reveal a hidden chamber, complete with a rubber 'O' ring to...

The Fire Piston (Numyth)

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Friday, 19 January

23:30

DIY Boat Repair & Maintenance (Podcast 65) The Boat Galley

Why boat owners tend to prefer to install equipment, maintain their boats and troubleshoot problems instead of always calling in the professionals -- it's not just cost!

22:06

Fireplace wood stove or pellet burner Survival Monkey Forums

I built then expanded the fire place heat exchanger here, Fire place heat exchanger | Survival Monkey Forums
It works great but I'm still burning a ton of wood to heat 1 room, to keep it comfortable. I'm burning off up to 10lb of wood per hour.
Burning that much wood, say in a wood stove could heat the entire house, not just one room.
So something has go to to give, the fire place is nice but it's too...

Fireplace wood stove or pellet burner

21:44

Six Things To Check Before Going To A Shooting School Prepper's Will

For many Americans, shooting has always been their second nature. While some are fast learners, others require a lot of time and dedication to improve their shooting skills. No matter how much time you put into improving your shooting game, you will never be able to cover everything without the help of a shooting school. ... Read more...

The post Six Things To Check Before Going To A Shooting School was written by David Andrew Brown and appeared first on Prepper's Will.

12:05

Best EDC at Cabelas Survival Monkey Forums

I got a Cabelas gift card for Christmas, and have decided to use it towards an EDC knife. My budget is $150ish, but if I can get get the job done for less than all the better. Conversely if there is a compelling reason to spend more money then I'm all ears.

What in your opinion is the best EDC knife at Cabelas and what makes it the standout?

Best EDC Knife at Cabelas Survival Monkey Forums

I got a Cabelas gift card for Christmas, and have decided to use it towards an EDC knife. My budget is $150ish, but if I can get get the job done for less than all the better. Conversely if there is a compelling reason to spend more money then I'm all ears.

What in your opinion is the best EDC knife at Cabelas and what makes it the standout?

10:57

17C American Women: 1698 Puritan leader Cotton Mather (1663-1728) on N... A Woodsrunner's Diary

17C American Women: 1698 Puritan leader Cotton Mather (1663-1728) on N...: Cotton Mather 1663-1728 "The Story of Squanto"  from 1698  Magnalia Christi Americana  by Cotton Mather A most wicked shipmas...

09:48

Remember The CIAs Heart Attack Gun? CNN Predicts That President Trump Will Die From A Heart Attack SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

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CNN keeps predicting Trump will die of a heart attack, which brings to mind the CIA poison dart gun that can trigger one.

Revealed by the Church Committee in 1975, the heart attack gun is a modified 1911 that can shoot a dart with a deadly poison thats nearly undetectable which is perfect for political assassinations.

The poison was frozen into some sort of dart and then it was shot at very high speed into the person, said CIA whistleblower Mary Embree. When it reached the person it would melt inside them, and there would be a tiny red dot on their body, which was hard to detect.

There wouldnt be a needle or anything like that left in the person.

Then-CIA Director William Colby confirmed the gun could fire a special dart which potentially would be able to enter the target without perception, adding that an autopsy would fail to detect the darts poison.

Of course, the heart attack gun is 40-year-old technology, so its theoretically possible to now deliver heart attack-inducing toxins to someone without needing a dart.

But for Trump to suddenly die of a heart attack from natural causes, the public must be conditioned to believe he was at risk for one.

Conveniently enough, CNN now has this weird obsession with Trumps risk of a heart attack:

According to the American Mirror:

Because of Trumps calcium score, CNN predicted the president will have a heart attack or heart disease in 3-5 years.

But [CNN medical analyst Sanji] Gupta was more aggressive.

So the president has heart disease, he declared.

Yesterday, CNN host Brian Stelter didnt accept Dr. Ronny Jacksons findings [Trumps examiner], either.

Why is the network making an armchair diagnosis that Trump suffers from heart disease, despite his recent physical indicating excellent health?

09:40

Paying For The Surveillance State: Detroit Businesses Are Being FORCED To Pay To Allow Police To SPY On Their Customers SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

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In yet another shocking example of the ever increasing American police state, the Mayor of Detroit is planning to mandate that all businesses that stay open later than 10pm be equipped with surveillance equipment that said businesses would then be forced to pay for.

The mandate would increase the amount of businesses taking part in Project Green Light from 230 to upwards of 4,000. Over 200 businesses have already voluntarily signed up for what is essentially a video surveillance system that is directly monitored at a main police hub in the city.

Local news outlet Crain reported:

Mayor Mike Duggans administration is moving forward with a plan to eventually mandate every retail business in Detroit with late-night hours have surveillance cameras tied into Project Green Light, the Detroit Police Departments real-time crime monitoring system credited with a decrease in carjackings and overall crime around participating businesses.

In an interview Wednesday with Crains, Duggan said he will ask City Council later this year to mandate Project Green Light high-definition video systems for all retail businesses open after 10 p.m.

Duggan said the city will start with requiring the camera systems for bars, restaurants, gas stations and other businesses open between midnight and 4 a.m. during the highest risk time for crimes to occur. Then the city will move to businesses open after 10 p.m., he said.

The report goes on to then reveal that businesses themselves actually pay for the surveillance which means that if Project Green Light becomes mandatory, American companies will literally be forced by the law to pay to spy on their own customers whether they want too or not.

Businesses in the Green Light project get extra patrols from Detroit Police Department officers who stop in to sign a log book, documenting the visit. Startup costs for getting the surveillance cameras installed ranges between $1,000 and $6,000, with monthly costs for cloud storage of the video starting at around $140.

Officers can access the live video feeds inside DPDs Real-Time Crime Center in the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters on Third Avenue.

Additionally, the mayor seems absolutely hellbent on forcing every single business in his city to install the surveillance and has even gone as far as to slander business owners who dont want the equipment by ludicrously claiming that they work with drug dealers them...

08:00

Hell On Earth: Major City Will RUN OUT Of Water In Less Than 95 Days SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

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If youve ever needed a reason to store extra food and water, this just might be it.  Cape Town, South Africa is on schedule to run out of water in less than 95 days, and when they do, the government will turn off the taps.

There are only 95 days left before we reach Day Zero, the City of Cape Town announced on January 15 in a statement. Day Zero has moved a day closer this week to April 21, 2018. Day Zero is when the City will be forced to turn off most of the taps.

The coastal South African city has been battling droughts for nearly three years, amounting to the worst one in their history. With little rain on the horizon, the city has now ordered its 3.7 million residents to drastically cut their water consumption, take short stop-start showers, not wash their cars, and flush toilets as little as possible. If they dont, all of their taps could be shut off by the government in April.

The city doesnt appear to have any plan in place for such a SHTF event. But if the government cannot find a solution to the problem, Capetonians will be forced into bread lines for water. As if that isnt scary enough, city residents will have a limit of 5.5 gallons of water a day that will only be given to them at specific government outposts around the city.

Cape Towns mayor Patricia de Lille tweeted: I cannot stress it enough: all residents must save water and use less than 87 liters [19 gallons] per day We must avoid Day Zero and saving water is the only way we can do this. Not missing the opportunity to levy extra taxes on the populace, the city mayor has also impeded a drought char...

07:00

How the Collapse of Venezuela Really Happened: Part 2 SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

This report was originally published by Daisy Luther at The Organic Prepper

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Finally!!!! After Jose left us hanging in Part 1 of How the Collapse of Venezuela Really Happened, hes back with part 2. In the last installment, hed been inadvertently swept up in a mob of protesters.

So, I found myself, at age 15 facing a mob coming right straight to me. And of course I did what anyone with common sense would have done: I left. Not running, because my parents always told me that whenever a bunch of people surrounds you, there are usually socially non-adapted thugs within it that will look to hurt whoever they can, and the more harmless they look, the better. These kind of sadistic individuals are in all countries, regardless the cultural or economical general level of it. Look at the hooligans in London if you dont believe me.

I walked slowly, with the other friends I was with, and shaking myself like a jelly bowl of course, but never turning the back to the mob, and found shelter in a car parts shop owned by a friend of the family.

He came to the door, with the iron bar used to close the steel shutters in hand, just in case, (He is a pretty nice guy, he would make fun of me after years about how pale I was that day. God Bless him!). But the road direction steered away most of the people towards what would be the equivalent to the commercial district, with some large warehouses and bulk shops. Some of them told us not to follow, and to go home immediately. We saw in front of the boys of the high school we were going to, who came in the opposite direction to us, in a huge group and mixed with people of all kinds.

There was a huge mass of people of all ages who were shouting slogans. A huge cacophony was in the atmosphere, and the merchants, nervous, had already begun to close the doors of their shops.

After the mob, maybe 300 or 400 persons, passed, I decided to walk with my friends all the way home. For some reason, I accepted the invitation of my friend Leo and the rest of the kids. We started walking down the hill, along a large avenue with shops on both sides.

We wanted to hang around and have some fun, after all the school was closed. He wanted to show me a...

06:00

Eerie Satellite Images Show North Korea Gearing Up For Another Nuclear Test SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

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As the world stands at the precipice of a third world war, eerie satellite images show that North Korea is likely getting ready for another nuclear test. The new images are reigniting fears that this could be the final straw that would officially lead to world war 3.

Dramatic satellite images taken earlier this month show disturbing activity on a barge that supports the development of a deadly nuclear submarine. The photos show activity on a second submersible ballistic missile test stand barge at the Nampo Navy Shipyard, a seaport in South Pyongan Province. This particular barge supported the development of the deadly Pukguksong-1 SLBM and the SINPO-Class experimental ballistic missile submarine.

The photo below was taken by satellite on January 6, 2018.

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The fitting-out dock is used when vessels need systems such as pumps or electrics to be installed and minor work to be completed before being placed into devastating service. Since the last set of images were taken in December, the barge now has a small floating crane moored alongside it. Though the purpose of the work is unclear, it is probably related to final stages of repair before declaring the barge operational, reported Express.co.uk.

It comes as Kim Jong-uns repeated tests of his atomic arsenal have caused tensions to heat up in Asia, bringing condemnation from numerous powers and fanned World War 3 fears. This news also surfaces as a nuclear scientist, who has frequently visited North Korea, warned that the nation could have...

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Yard Cart, Wagons & Wheelbarrows For Preparedness Modern Survival Blog

Wheels are round! They make it much easier to transport heavy stuff from point A to B! As a prepper, are you overlooking the need for yard carts, wagons, and wheelbarrows that will assist you in moving stuff around? Something thats not necessarily motorized, but instead can be pulled, pushed, rolled, or pedaled. Think about how you might transport supplies from here to there if fuel runs out. Are you planning to carry or drag everything? Some things are just too heavy or cumbersome. Why not take advantage of the wheel?   Yard Cart, Wagons, Wheelbarrows for Water Transportation One

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04:00

Facebook Says Big Change Is Coming: Its Time To Pull Out All The Stops Of Censorship SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

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Facebook is planning a major change to their news feed.  According to those briefed on this change, Facebook believes prioritizing content thats acted on will reduce the occurrence of fake and offensive content in the news feed.

The change will decisively favor user content and effectively deprioritize publishers content, according to three publishers that have been briefed by the platform ahead of the move, according to Digiday. It looks like it is simply another way to censor dissenting views.

Facebook told publishers that content from reputable publishers will also be surfaced. It didnt specify how it would define reputable publisher or how their traffic would be impacted, though. The worry for publishers is that such an approach will have the unintended consequence of hurting high-quality content because a lot of legitimate news articles, while they may get read, tend not to get shared or commented on.

The Daily Sheeples Joe Joseph also believes this is nothing more than a full-blown censorship attempt by the social media outlet. Big change is comin, says Joseph. Its time to pull out the stops of censorship because it is going full tilt.

Let me rephrase [what Facebook told publishers] that for people just so we dont use the term fake and offensive content, Joseph says. Its any content that Facebook says it doesnt like. Thats what that is. It has nothing to do with fake or offensive. It has everything to do with anything Facebook doesnt like or perhaps runs counter to narrative and worldview. 

For people like Facebook, who have dual interestsit really gets kinda murky. And then they have to kinda talk through their a$$ to try to explain it away, which they cant do, Joseph added. He says Facebook wi...

03:22

Either Negotiate, or Well Take Military Action! U.S. Secretary of State Uses Extortion on North Korea SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

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There was a 20-nation security meeting in Vancouver on Tuesday, 1/15/18, and the nations in attendance agreed to impose stronger sanctions against North Korea in a bid to stop their nuclear weapons buildup and tests. China and Russia did not attend, and stated the meeting was evidence of another Cold War forming. The most alarming rhetoric, however, emanated from the U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson, who flat out stated that if the North Koreans do not negotiate, it will bring about a military response. Here is the video clip and an excerpt heading as released by Reuters on 1/17/18, entitled US Warns Pyongyang on Military Option:

Twenty nations agree to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warns Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it does not choose negotiations.Twenty nations agree to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warns Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it does not choose negotiations.

As headlines run, there is nothing that jumps out with this one, until you delve into the substance of it. This is very serious, as the U.S. has been narrowing the cone of the funnel toward war, now, for several monthsa quiet escalation in the form of movements of military assets into the area, military exercises (designed to provoke North Korea), and steadily-increasing sanctions.

Bottom Line? Tillerson threatens a U.S. military response if North Korea does not negotiate: military action not to counter or prevent military action, mind youbut military action if they do not negotiate.

Akin to an Anglo-Centric schoolyard, the Vancouver Summit was a closed meeting of nations with stances determined prior to the meeting. The U.S., Canada, Britain, and Australiaand the English-speaking kids, only invited nations that either fought in the Korean War or nations that would abide by the programnations that would not present dissenting views.

Russia and China were not invited: go figure.

Another headline sums it up most eloquently as released by CBC News. The article is entitled, North Korea Summit in Vancouver to focus on enforcing sanctions ahead of diplomacy.

How do you like that one? Focus on enforcing sanctions ahead of dip...

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02:03

How the Collapse of Venezuela Really Happened: Part 2 The Organic Prepper

Finally!!!! After Jose left us hanging in Part 1 of How the Collapse of Venezuela Really Happened, hes back with part 2. In the last installment, hed been inadvertently Read the rest

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7 Ways to Use Coconut for Survival When You Have Nothing Left Survival Life

Coconut Uses For Survival When You Have Nothing Left

When you find yourself in a Cast Away moment, you become overwhelmed and frantically look for resources that will aid in your survival. But did you ever think of a coconut as a means of surviving? Aside from being a source of food and drink, coconuts can be used in a variety of ways to help you live longer while waiting to be rescued.

Coconut Uses You Probably Didn't Know

If you're stranded on an island or in the middle of nowhere, you should be thankful if you see a coconut tree. While we often take things around us for granted, these overlooked trees produce fruit that could potentially save our lives. Read on for coconut uses you might be surprised to know.

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1. Soothes Dry Skin and Chapped Lips

 Soothes dry skin and chapped lips | Coconut Uses For Survival When You Have Nothing Left
When you're dehydrated, chances are you...

02:00

The Popes WW3 Warning: The World Is At The Very Limit Of Nuclear War SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

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Pope Francis said on Monday he was really afraid of the danger of a nuclear war and that the world now stood at the very limit.  According to his comments, the world is one step away from a devastating nuclear war.

The Pope made the comment as he flew off for a visit to Chile and Peru, and the statement comes just after Hawaii issued a false missile alert that provoked panic in the U.S. state and highlighted the risk of possible unintended nuclear war with North Korea. The mistaken alert underscored the risk of potentially entering an unintentional war with North Korea. Hawaii Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard said Sunday that the false alert shows the need for direct negotiations with North Korea.

But when asked if he was worried about the possibility of nuclear war, Pope Francis said: I think we are at the very limit. I am really afraid of this. One accident is enough to precipitate things.

Although the Pope did not specifically mention Hawaii or North Korea, he did say that stockpiling nuclear weapons is against the teaching of the Catholic church. According to One America News Network, Pope Francis has often discussed the danger of nuclear warfare. Back in November, the Pope appeared to harden the Catholic Churchs teaching against nuclear weapons, saying countries should not stockpile them even for the purpose of deterrence.

As reporters boarded his plane bound for Chile, Vatican officials handed out a photograph taken in 1945 that shows a young Japanese boy carrying his dead brother on his shoulders following the U.S. nuclear attack on Nagasaki. I was moved when I saw this. The only thing I could think of adding were the words the fruit of war, Pope Francis said, referring to a caption put on the back of the image. I wanted to have it reprinted and distributed because an image like this can be more moving than a thousand words. That is why I wanted to share it with you, he said.

01:47

What $50 can do for a prepper! Prepper Broadcasting |Network

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I approached The Prepper Journal a couple months ago for a client. I already knew of the site and loved its content. I was a fan long before all of this freelance writing. Well, I posted some great content on there about setting up a base defense. It just so happened that this site was running a writing contest at the time of the posting, unbeknownst to me.

Continue reading What $50 can do for a prepper! at Prepper Broadcasting |Network.

00:55

The Daily Show Asks, Will Liberal Preppers Survive the Apocalypse? The Organic Prepper

It was a tale of preppers from two different worlds.

A while back, a reporter from the Daily Show named Desi Lydic went to visit preppers who have entirely different Read the rest

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Your Prepper Stockpile: How To Add More Fruits And Veggies To Your Inventory SHTF Plan When It Hits The Fan, Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

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Building a usable supply of fruits and vegetable is difficult for some preppers. Many of us struggle with this aspect of prepping, but there are a few simple steps you can take if youre looking to add fruit or vegetables to your prepper stockpile.

It is difficult in a SHTF situation to get the fruit and vegetables the human body needs, but without them, you and your family can be at risk for a nutritional deficiency disease such as scurvy (which results from a lack of vitamin C) and immune systems will be compromised.

According to Before Its News, one of the first things you should actually do, is avoid certain produce.  Whenever possible, focus on organic produce for your stockpile.  The use of pesticides in conventional farming is rampant.  Even the Environmental Protection Agency has been forced to admit that the ingestion of pesticides can cause health problems.  The government agency warns of the risk of birth defects, nerve damage, cancer, and other effects that might occur over a long period of time.  Especially at risk of harm from pesticides are prepubescent children and the unborn. It is also a good idea to just avoid GMOs (genetically modified organisms) if you can.  Particularly avoid anything non-organic that contains corn or soy ingredients. There are questions about health risks and GMOs are engineered to withstand even higher dousing of pesticides than other conventional fruits and veggies.

Now that its understood what to avoid, you can begin to build your stockpile of fruits and vegetables. Go here to find a list of the p...

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SHTF Medical Emergencies: Why This Antibiotic is the Most Popular Type Stored Ready Nutrition

 

Ready Nutrition Readers, before you scoff completely at the title and smirk at the use of a manufactured pharmaceutical, there are a few things I ask you to keep in mind.  I have written before on my stance regarding both naturopathic and traditional medicines, and I will reiterate that position once more if you have either forgotten it or not read it:

 Herbalism is the parent of modern medicine, and the two branches should complement one another and never be in contradiction.

I have the utmost respect for the educational background of physicians.  The definition of a true physician is one who uses his skills to for the benefit of a patient in need and helps that patient as best as can be done.  Dont discount modern medicine completely.  Where one of the two branches cannot work, or does not work effectively, the other should be able to pick up the slack.  In this light, do not relegate all of the chemistry and science behind medicines that do work.  Sometimes we need that extra edge when facing an illness we cannot rectify through traditional home remedies.

Why Amoxicillin is the Most Popular Type of Antibiotic

One of the best medicines to stock up on is Amoxicillin, a drug that has been actively used in the service since 1972.  It is a pretty broad-spectrum antibiotic that is great for bacterial infections, such as ear infections, sinusitis, respiratory ailments, UTI (Urinary Tract Infections), Lyme disease (yes, were entering tick season now), pneumonia, and other ailments.  A well-rounded antibiotic, it has a shelf life of more than 15 years.  That in itself should ring a bell for you as a happy prepper.

I had mentioned in past articles that you can obtain antibiotics such as this one without a prescription for your pets.  Yes, prep for your pets, if you see what Im saying. Amoxicillin can also be used with skin infections and is one of the antibiotics prescribed when there is a problem with the dental emergenciesespecially with tooth extractions.  There are those who are hypersensitive (that suffer an allergic reaction) to amoxicillin, and adults should be aware of their own history regarding this.

The best thing: check with your friendly family physici...

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