Thursday, October 17, 2019

Defending a Venezuelan Homestead: “Eventually people will come for what you have”


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

Note from Daisy: If you aren’t aware, a short time before the collapse became evident, the Venezuelan government confiscated all the guns from people. This left the population disarmed and vulnerable. In this article, Jose discusses some of the very real dangers of being at a rural homestead and ways to defend yourself if you do not have a gun.

by J.G. Martinez D.

My cousins there in the open country of Venezuela tell me that nights are dark. The government cut the power, and hungry people use this to go to the farms and see what they can steal.

The Amazing Science of Ginger Revealed


by Sayer Ji, The Sleuth Journal:

Beautiful Ginger. We all know it as a spice. Some of us even use it as a “home remedy.” But why is it still not considered part of the conventional medical standard of care?

Lack of evidence, they say…

But this is exactly why I created to centralize and disseminate as widely as possible the Science of Natural Healing.

Sweden Warns Every Single Household to Prep for WAR

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

The government of Sweden has produced a 20-page pamphlet which they’ll be sending to each of the 4.8 million households in the country urging them to get prepared for…WAR.

Although they haven’t been at war for over 200 years, for some reason, right now, they want their citizens to get prepped – and fast. This goes along with an article I wrote in January of 2018 when the government urged their people to be ready to cope “without help” for at least a week.

Shortly before Christmas, the Swedish government quietly published a paper called “Resilience.” Initially, the requirement had been for people to be prepared for 3 days without help, but it seems like that was a baby step. The government itself wants to be prepared for a 3-month long civil emergency and they’re urging citizens to take responsibility, too.

It really makes you wonder what is looming ahead, doesn’t it? (source)

Everyday Carry: Here’s What a Former SAS Special Operator Carries in Case of a Terrorist Attack


by JD Heyes, Natural News:
Because they are experts in close-quarter combat and other dangerous scenarios, they get asked all the time what they would do in certain situations, how they would respond and, more importantly, what kind of personal gear they carry in order to increase their chances of survival.

In a report for SOFREP, a subscription-based intelligence newsletter, a former British SAS operator revealed what he carries as part of his personal EDC — everyday carry — gear, to protect himself during a terrorist incident, since such events have become much more prevalent in Britain than in the United States — for now.

If As Many As 1/3 of Us Are Electromagnetic Sensitive to Some Degree, How Do You Know That You and Your Kids Aren’t? Symptoms and Severity Vary. Has Your Doctor Said Anything?


by B.N. Frank, Activist Post:

Unless you are in perfect health 24/7 – 365 days a year, how would you know that you aren’t sensitive to some degree to any or all sources of “Electrosmog”?

Experts say up to 3% of all people are clinically hypersensitive, as many as one-third of us to a lesser degree.

A lesser degree to not being clinically hypersensitive is nothing to sneeze at, don’t you think?  So consider Electrosmog like you would other sources of harmful smog.  Most agree that smog isn’t good for our health.  Exposure can cause allergies, asthma, COPD, cancer, etc. – not necessarily immediately but eventually.

Massive Internet Outage & City Hack Attacks Should Remind Us All How Fast Everything Can Be Gone In A Blink Of An Eye

by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:

Tuesday morning millions of internet websites went dark, including here at ANP, with tens of millions of people getting a 502 error pagerather than the website they were trying to access. According to Cloudfare, which was behind this massive internet outage, this was due to an internal software issue much different than last weeks BPG outage which was caused by an external issue.

For about 30 minutes today, visitors to Cloudflare sites received 502 errors caused by a massive spike in CPU utilization on our network. This CPU spike was caused by a bad software deploy that was rolled back. Once rolled back the service returned to normal operation and all domains using Cloudflare returned to normal traffic levels.

Hurricane Preparedness for Tech Gear


by Elizabeth Serna, Ready Nutrition:

It is hurricane season in the United States (until November 30th!), and while most of us think about things like batteries, canned foods, and drinking water, we don’t give a lot of thought to preparing our technology and gadgets for a potentially devastating storm. Here are some basic tips to help keep your sanity and your data together!

1. Move electronics to a safe room off the ground and away from windows.

This sounds like pretty basic advice, but you might be surprised by how many people never even think about it, especially if they have decided to hunker down and play on their devices while riding out the storm. Storm Sense 101 tells us to unplug all electronics from the wall and disconnect Ethernet cables from computers and docking stations. You should also put small electronics in sealed plastic bags if they do not have waterproof cases.

Letter: A Recent Test of Stored 2008-Vintage MREs


from Survival Blog:

Dear Editor:
I am always interested in the viability of stored supplies, and am amazed at how quickly expiration dates are reached when one becomes a prepper. I’m the fellow that sent in the report of long-frozen yeast some months ago, and recently conducted a taste-test of an MRE purchased in August, 2008. I thought our brother and sister readers may be interested in my findings.
The MRE was packaged by the MRE Star company, out of Hollywood, Florida. It was purchased in a case lot from a Brigade Quartermaster “brick & mortar” store in August, 2008. Though I have no way of knowing the actual manufacture date of the MREs (this simple data point seems to be shrouded in mystery on most all MREs), this store was fairly well respected at the time, and I don’t think they would have sold old merchandise. Though I have no doubt that these MREs were made for the civilian market, they did contain [military contract water-activated chemical]  heaters.

Traveling to Your Safe Haven During a WROL Event- Part 3


by E.P., Survival Blog:

In the first two parts of this article series, we have been talking about traveling to your safe haven during a without rule of law event. Part 2 began the overview on traveling by vehicle. We left off with discussion about roadblocks and multiple cars traveling a good distance apart so that the lead car could make a three-point turn in the reverse direction and warn the other cars in advance of a roadblock. Let’s continue with this scenario.

Over-watch Team Defending the Lead Vehicle
Now is the time for the first vehicle to better assess the situation and report. The second vehicle should immediately pull over as well, maintaining the 100 yard (night)/150 yard (day) separation (maybe even farther depending on your team’s abilities). The over-watch team in the second vehicle should deploy and take up positions that are adequate to support the lead vehicle. All other vehicles should pull over. It may be advisable for these vehicles to group closer together back along the road and maintain a defensive rear guard.

More reason to be a prepper: Aid is arriving by the ton in Puerto Rico, but it’s NOT getting to the people because the logistics chain has been destroyed


by JD Heyes, Natural News:

The devastation to Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria more than a week ago continues to provide object lessons in the necessity of becoming a prepper full-time and not just as some passing fad.

You may recall that the storm completely knocked out the island’s entire electrical power grid. Besides that, there has been massive destruction and flooding. What goods remained after the storm blew through are long gone. Aid workers and National Guard troops are working hard to restore basic services, but another problem has cropped up.

Food, fresh water, and basic supplies are arriving by the ton. Thousands of shipping containers brought in by scores of cargo ships are piling up on the docks of Puerto Rico’s main ports, which have been reopening steadily as workers cleared storm debris in Maria’s aftermath.

The problem is that the logistical chain has been destroyed; there’s no way to quickly distribute the tons of food and supplies that are being shipped in, and it’s not clear that food and water will be distributed quickly enough before people start dying.

As reported by Bloomberg News:

Thousands of cargo containers bearing millions of emergency meals and other relief supplies have been piling up on San Juan’s docks since Saturday. The mountains of materiel may not reach storm survivors for days.

Like lemmings, mainstream media journalists have been criticizing the Trump administration for its alleged “slow response” to the disaster in Puerto Rico, but clearly, the problem does not lie with the White House. Rather, it’s simple logistics; infrastructure has been demolished and there’s little in place to actually distribute the tons of supplies coming in.

“There are plenty of ships and plenty of cargo to come into the island,” Mark Miller, a spokesman for Crowley Maritime Corp., a Jacksonville, Florida-based firm that operates a dock in the island’s capital of San Juan. “From there, that’s where the supply chain breaks down — getting the goods from the port to the people on the island who need them.” (Related: Hurricane Harvey proves again why it is foolish if you don’t become a prepper.)

Bloomberg noted that distributors for small retailers and the big box stores are currently unloading some 4,000 20-foot shipping containers that are full of necessities — millions of emergency meals, fresh water, soap, and other commodities. And although the Trump administration has taken steps to ease shipping to Puerto Rico, in part by temporarily waiving the Jones Act*, docks are serving as choke points in the ongoing effort to provide relief for storm victims.

Now, there is a race on to get supplies where they are most needed — which is practically the entire island of 3.4 million — before people start dying, officials say. There is still no electricity or phone service throughout most of the island, and it should be noted that the grid was destroyed during Puerto Rico’s hottest season of the year. Worse, the island’s governor, Ricardo Rossello, said recently the grid was already in poor shape and now may not be fully restored for weeks or even months.

Of the island’s 69 hospitals, just 11 have power and fuel for generators. Without quick access to fresh water, health officials are warning that disease is about to become rampant.

Rossello said that 33 hospitals are functioning, there are 11 aid distribution centers operating, and 170 shelters for the homeless. But it’s not enough, not by a long shot.

“You have FEMA personnel spread thin, you’ve got DOD personnel spread thin,” said Senator James Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma. “Puerto Rico is the biggest challenge of all of them. It’s obliterated their ports, their airports, their infrastructure, their electricity, and supplies need to go by boats. It’s a very challenging situation.”

*Per Bloomberg: “The 1920 Jones Act is a maritime law requiring shipments of goods between two U.S. ports to be made with American-flagged vessels, manned by American crews.”

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Scientists create a cheap paper water filter that removes lead, arsenic and bacteria while being portable and disposable


by Ethan Huff, Heavy Metals:

Hands down, the most important factor in maintaining public health is access to clean water, and scientist Liangjie Dong from the University of Hawaii has come up with a revolutionary new technology that stands to bring clean water to even the poorest and most remote regions of the world – all for just a few pennies a gallon.

It’s known as Mesopaper, and it basically looks like a grey-colored coffee filter of sorts that you simply place over the top of a water bottle or jar before pouring water through it. Mesopaper is capable of filtering out heavy metal toxins like lead, arsenic, and mercury, all while preserving important nutrients like calcium and magnesium that benefit health – and the best thing of all is that Mesopaper costs next to nothing to produce.

Food Shortage Warnings Are Already Starting To Appear, And Now Tropical Storm Barry Is Going To Rip Through America’s Heartland

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

The middle of the country has been relentlessly hammered by endless rain and unprecedented flooding for months, and now it is about to be absolutely pummeled by Tropical Storm Barry.  Needless to say, this is going to cause even more headaches for Midwestern farmers.  At this point, millions of acres of prime farmland are not going to be planted at all this year, and there are tens of millions of other acres where crops are really, really struggling.  Those farms desperately need some warm, sunny weather for a while, but instead they are about to get hit by another enormous storm.  In the end, this could potentially turn out to be the worst growing season in modern history, and it comes at a time when crops are literally failing all over the planet.  Sadly, we really struggle to feed everyone on the globe even during the best years, and so what will things look like if worldwide harvests are catastrophic during the second half of 2019?