Tuesday, April 23, 2019

A Power Grid Failure Will Totally Disrupt Your Life: Lessons From Venezuela

by J. G. Martinez D., The Organic Prepper:

Hello people.

You must be already aware of the terrible water situation that people in most of the cities in Venezuela is facing. This is the product of the combination of several factors that I will try to explain. But please! Understand that we suffered the consequences of a weirdo military chief that NEVER had any clue about governing like a civilian, but giving orders and commands, and he ordered to seize all the companies and put them under control of the “State” because everyone should have access to water. Indeed our laws say that water is free; I mentioned this in a previous article. Companies therefore quickly found a turnaround to capitalize the right to ADDRESS, extract, and direct the water to the customers who did not pay for the water, but the work of having it “transported”. This is quite important for the reader to accept this. I have that feeling that sometimes people just refuse to believe this sort of things happen in some place in the world, much less in the same American continent. And yes, it happens. It happened to us, and it was about to happen to people in Chile, too, back in the 70s with Allende.

SELCO: Strategy and Mobility Are More Important Than Storing Lots of Physical Things for the SHTF

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by Selco, The Organic Prepper:

Years after my SHTF I am definitely better prepared and organized for anything similar in the future, but just like all things in prepping it is so easy to get again in the same false feeling of being “secure.”

Once it was, “Oh it can never happen here.” Now it can be, “I am much better prepared now, I am safe.”

We all sooner or later get ourselves in a situation where when we buy physical things for SHTF, we are actually buying the feeling of safety and peace of mind. I try to avoid that, but of course just like everybody else I often find myself there.

Candida Auris: The Incredibly Deadly Fungus KILLING People Across the Planet

by Dagny Taggart, The Organic Prepper:

A “mysterious and dangerous” fungal infection has emerged, and experts are warning that it is a serious global health threat.

In A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy, The New York Times outlines the terrifying details:

The germ, a fungus called Candida auris, preys on people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading across the globe. Over the last five years, it has hit a neonatal unit in Venezuela, swept through a hospital in Spain, forced a prestigious British medical center to shut down its intensive care unit, and taken root in India, Pakistan and South Africa.

The Myth of Stored Food

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by Pete Thorsen, Survival Blog:

Many preppers think if they merely store food then they are done–that they have saved their family. And that might be true if they experience a natural disaster in their area which does not allow shopping for a week or so. They have their stored food and just use that during the emergency. Later–if they remember they buy replacements for the food they used–they made their family much more comfortable during that emergency by having that stored food. Plus one for the prepper family. But what about a long term nationwide disaster? What if it is a total economic collapse, or something similarly widespread and enduring? What if it is like Venezuela, which is lasting ten years? Will the prepper family’s stored food save them then? Certainly it will; until it is gone. Stored food is great to have because storing food gives a prepper something he cannot store, time. By that I mean time to produce his own food. Time to find food sources. And obviously no one can store time.

7 Ways City Prepping Is Different Than Country Prepping

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

I used to have that idyllic country lifestyle that most preppers dream about. Chickens, goats, acreage, a creek running through the backyard, and most of all, seclusion. It was wonderful. I learned so much about raising animals, keeping hungry deer out of my garden, and being self-reliant to a much larger degree.

But then life happened and that wasn’t going to work for us anymore. My precocious kid graduated homeschool at 16 and wasn’t able to follow her dreams in the state and location where we lived. Obviously, at that age, I wasn’t about to turn her loose to go to school in a different state, so we relocated.

Look At What’s Happening Now: Total Madness Descends After Grid Goes Down- Message To America, Prepare Accordingly

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by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

While we at ANP were happy to see President Trump’s Executive Order regarding Electromagnetic pulse attacks, and addressing America’s infrastructure vulnerabilities, we look to what is happening in Venezuela right now to note that it doesn’t have to be an “attack,” cyber or physical, nor a solar event, but simply aging equipment, and the location of the most vulnerable portions of the grid that would cause a “cascading failure” which would leave tens of millions in the dark for an unspecified amount of time.

Preparedness Author Michael Mabee Warns of Grid Threats: “It is not enough to be the only prepared family”

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

In the U.S. we are literally on life support, plugged into the electric grid. If somebody unplugs us, everything necessary to sustain life stops: food, water, fuel, transportation, medical care, communications, financial – everything.

The grid is vulnerable to numerous threats. The U.S. Senate said that in a long-term nation-wide blackout, millions of citizens could die. After a few weeks, we would die in droves from waterborne diseases, starvation, and societal collapse. What if the grid went down for longer than a few weeks?

5 Food-Medicines That Could Quite Possibly Save Your Life

by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:

  • The Facts:This article was written by Sayer Ji, Founder of Greenmedinfo.com where it originally appeared. Posted here with permission.
  • Reflect On:How come doctors receive no education in nutrition when it is so important to human health?

Some of the most powerful medicines on the planet are masquerading around as foods and spices. While they do not lend themselves to being patented, nor will multi-billion dollar human clinical trials ever be funded to prove them efficacious, they have been used since time immemorial to both nourish our bodies, and to prevent and treat disease.

Want To Survive The Coming Squeeze? With Food Shortages Ahead And Food Prices Set For Massive Escalation, This Is Why Preppers Are Much Better Geared For Survival

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

The damage from the massive flooding in the midwest isn’t only affecting farmers, many of which say they may not be able to overcome the severe losses, but trickles down to consumers as expected food shortages will cause an extreme increase in prices at the grocery store across the nation.

Agriculture Secretary Sunny Purdue estimates that up to a million calves have been lost to the flooding, from what Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts calls the “most widespread disaster we have had in our state’s history.”  While losses are still being tallied, initial estimates by Nebraska Department of Agriculture are expected to exceed $400 million in crops and more than $400 million in lost livestock. Those numbers are projected to rise.

Midwest Apocalypse: According To Satellite Data, “At Least 1 Million Acres Of U.S. Farmland” Have Been Devastated By Floods

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

We have never seen anything like this before.  According to satellite data that was just released by Reuters, “at least 1 million acres of U.S. farmland” were covered by water for at least seven days this month.  That is an agricultural disaster without equal in modern American history, and yet the mainstream media is treating this like it is some sort of second class story.  It isn’t.  This is the biggest news story of 2019 so far, and people want to know what is going on.  A few days ago, I posted a story entitled ‘“As Many As A Million Calves Lost In Nebraska” – Beef Prices In The U.S. To Escalate Dramatically In The Coming Months’, and it has already been shared on social media more than 145,000 times.  Farming communities all over the central part of the nation now look like war zones as a result of all this flooding, but the media elites on the east and west coasts don’t want to write about it.  And with more flooding on the way for the next two months, this crisis is only going to get worse.

10 Medicinal herbs that every prepper needs when SHTF

by Zoey Sky, Natural News:

Herbs aren’t just used to enhance the flavor of food. When SHTF, preppers know which medicinal herbs can be used to address different health complaints like headaches or a sore throat.

It’s easy to grow various kinds of medicinal herbs in your garden or on your patio. Even if you live in an apartment, you can grow herbs on a windowsill right in your kitchen, all without spending a fortune.