Thursday, October 17, 2019

Selco: Are You TRULY Adaptable Enough to Leave Everything Behind to Survive?

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

People want definitive solutions, manuals that gonna help them step by step, lead them from point A to point B. It works in any field of life, so it works too in the field of survival.

It is one of the reasons why we as humans become more and more dependent on the system-we are simply got used to manuals, disclaimers, warnings, advisories and similar things.

It affects us in every aspect of life. It is not a problem right now to live by manuals, disclaimers, warnings, etc. The real problem is in fact that one day all those things will be gone when SHTF, and if you are really conditioned to live by it you are in deep problems then.

6 Reasons for Preppers to Stock Precious Metals

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by Justin Fraughton, The Organic Prepper:

With the current state of the world—the fear of a near return of Cold War politics, concerns over the actions of extremist zealots and worries over increasing natural disasters—many people are beginning to worry for the future of both our country and the world, and they’re starting to prepare themselves for the very worst.

If you relate with the stories of fellow preppers and their wants to secure protection for the future, you should begin considering certain types of investments. In particular, one of the most useful investments you can store alongside your preps is precious metals such as coins, jewelry, and silver made of both gold and silver. Not sure how or why these precious metals can benefit you in the event of global or regional catastrophe? Here are five key reasons to consider:

Elements of a Security System – Part 2

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by J.M., Survival Blog:

(Continued from Part 1.)

The final aspects you need to consider when planning a security system are the types of threats you need to be able to detect. If you live in a wooded area where there are a lot of experienced woodsmen and hunters, you’ll have to consider how to detect people that know how to move silently and effectively and are more likely to notice things like tripwires or trail cameras. On the other hand, if you’re in an area that may primarily experience urban sheeple migrating in search of resources after a disaster, your security situation will be simplified, since most of those folks will take the path of least resistance with minimal regard for stealth. An absolute worst-case scenario would be trying to set up a security system to detect people that have military training and equipment, since they will tend to be more observant about wires, alarms, infrared light, etc. As with any system, the more complex and extensive you make it, the harder it will be to maintain and the more likely you are to get a lot of false alarms.

New Forecast: Hurricane Dorian Is Going To Absolutely Hammer The East Coast All Week Long

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

This is the worst natural disaster that the Bahamas have ever seen.  For hour after hour, Hurricane Dorian has remained almost stationary over the islands, and the devastation is immense.  Power poles are being snapped like twigs, vehicles are being tossed about like toys, and thousands upon thousands of homes have already been destroyed.  The good news is that Dorian is now just a Category 4 storm, but the bad news is that it will continue to move at a “glacial pace” for the rest of this week.  Bands of heavy rain are already pummeling Florida, and the storm is going to slowly crawl up the east coast in the coming days.  In fact, according to the latest projection the storm will still be south of Washington D.C. on Friday afternoon.

Elements of a Security System – Part 1

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by by J.M., Survival Blog:

When you talk to people about preparing, one of the most common themes you’ll encounter is that they want to ensure the safety and security of themselves, their families and their friends in the event something disrupts the ‘rule of law’. The reality is that even with active law enforcement in normal times there are thousands of break-ins, assaults, attacks, thefts and other crimes committed against people and property every day. Since most of us can’t afford to keep an eye on our entire property 24×7, we need some type of force multiplier that can let us know when an intruder is approaching or entering our property.

5 ways to wash your hands when running water is unavailable

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by Zoey Sky, Natural News:

Before SHTF, you need to consider one important aspect of hygiene and sanitation: hand washing. But how can you wash your hands if you run out of water? (h/t to PrimalSurvivor.net)

The simple act of hand washing is essential for preventing the spread of diseases and infections, especially during a large-scale natural disaster that may cut off your access to water.

Germs like SalmonellaE. coli O157, and norovirus that cause diarrhea can spread respiratory infections and hand, foot, and mouth disease. These germs come from human and animal feces.

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS: START BEFORE THE STORM

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by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

With hurricane season in full swing as many brace for tropical storm Dorian’s arrival, most don’t want to be left in a bad situation waiting on help from the government that may not ever come. If you live in a hurricane zone, you may want to consider boosting your preps for one if you haven’t already.

The most important thing to remember is to hide from the wind but run from the water.  Don’t get caught in flooding and if it looks like that’s a possibility, grab your bag and bug out. Water weighs about 1,700 pounds per cubic yard. As it’s pushed by hurricane winds, it can act as a battering ram, pummeling the shore and buildings.

Prepper medicine: Considerations for OTC meds in your survival cache

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by Edsel Cook, The Common Sense Show:

Non-prescription drugs are a vital part of any prepping stockpile or bug-out bag. As a prepper, when selecting over-the-counter drugs, you must consider potential drug interactions; decide between branded and generic products; evaluate herbal alternatives; and keep track of expiration dates.

Taking more than one drug at the same time may lead to harmful interactions between the medications. The drugs either interfere with each other or amplify their effects to dangerous levels.

Last-Minute Emergency Supplies: What to Buy When the Shelves Are Almost Empty

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Have you ever waited too long to prepare for an emergency and then you get to the store and the supplies you need are gone? The shelves are nearly bare because a horde of other locals got there first? If you need to get some last-minute emergency supplies but your original choices are gone, here’s what to buy when the shelves are almost empty.

I wrote this a couple of days before the advent of Hurricane Florence, I drove to a nearby large city because I was curious to see whether others in the area were feverishly preparing and if so, what supplies were sold out first.  We’re pretty well-supplied so I wasn’t there to shop. I was there to see what was missing and what last-minute emergency supplies could be substituted in their place.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? How to Decide Whether to Bug Out or Bug In During an Emergency

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

When disaster seems imminent, there’s one vital decision that preppers have to make: grab your bag and bug out or hunker down and bug in? The lyrics from the chorus of a song by The Clash sums it up – you’ve got trouble either way, but one way will be worse than the other.

Because this song is now stuck in my head, I thought it should be stuck in your head, too.

Should I stay or should I go now?
Should I stay or should I go now?
If I go, there will be trouble
And if I stay it will be double
So come on and let me know