Saturday, July 4, 2020

How To Zero Your Preps

by G.W.D., Survival Blog:

I’m sure by now most readers have had the opportunity to zero their rifle(s). (If you haven’t, please stop reading and do so now) When doing so, one of the first questions one must answer is, ”At what range should I zero?” Typically, we don’t know exactly at what range we will use our rifle, but we decide where to zero it based on two things, 1) What is the range of distances we want to be effective?, and 2) how far can we miss and still be effective? The answers to these two questions allow us to make some decisions about at what range we should zero our rifles. (Hang in there with me while I shift gears…)

A Prepper’s Primer on Renewable Energy – Part 2

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by by Kevin R., Survival Blog:

If you are preparing a retreat to be abundantly supplied when you bug out, but are not always using and replenishing wood, make sure that the wood is protected from rain and snow. Rotten wood does not provide as much energy. Also, make sure that you know where you can get more wood, should you start living in your retreat full time. Do you own your own timber? (Good thing to keep in mind when buying land.) How will you transport your logs to your home if you are in a crisis situation? It takes several medium sized trees to make a cord of wood. You need get into it before you will fully understand the investment of energy required for a season’s worth of wood.

Here Come The Drinking Water Shortages In The United States?

from Silver Doctors:

Americans may have to get used to flat beer & flat soda, but if the shortages of CO2 persist, there may not even be enough clean, fresh water to drink…

(by Half Dollar) We’ve been covering the problems with the supply chain for some time, but now, supply chain disruptions are affecting things in ways that people may not have anticipated.

For example, reports are coming in that now clean water itself is at risk.

That is, having clean water.

A Prepper’s Primer on Renewable Energy – Part 1

by Kevin R., Survival Blog:

Energy is a fundamental element in a prepper’s portfolio of resources and assets, along with food, water, medical, home, land, financial, and skills. However, some urban and suburban preppers who anticipate moving to a rural area when things get dicey often under-think their energy requirements. Organizing your retreat around dependence on hydrocarbon fuels means that you must store huge quantities of combustible fuels that will eventually run out during an extended societal collapse. But if you focus your energy use on renewable fuels, you will develop a system that will last indefinitely into the future, covering a wider variety of disasters, for a fraction of the cost.

Threat of Starvation Becoming More Real

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by Vladimir Odintsov, New Eastern Outlook:

Reports on the COVID-19 pandemic and the deadliness of the virus in many countries worldwide including the United States and EU nations, continue to dominate American, European and Asian news outlets. Still, lives of the poorest people in many nations are more threatened by starvation than the Coronavirus. If COVID-19 were to spread among such vulnerable individuals susceptible to malaria and other serious diseases, the outbreak would, undoubtedly, lead to a tragedy of global proportions.

Prepping and Survival as a Mindset

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by F.B., Survival Blog:

People — being people — have all kinds of reactions to “prepping.” Some get it. Some think they get it. And some consider themselves too sophisticated to “prep” because that implies the system will fracture; so to them preppers are “extremists of doom.”

I’m not a prepper; I’m just a Dad responsible for a family. And once you wrap your mind around that, you’re already down that slippery slope of being a “prepper.”

SELCO: When Our SHTF Started, We Thought It Was Just a Temporary Disruption Too

by Selco Begovic, The Organic Prepper:

If you are not eating right now, take moment and watch a video of a monkey eating a gazelle. 

It feels very wrong for most people to look at this. This shows how much we are out of touch with nature. Most people want to eat meat but not kill it themselves for example. What happens to the gazelle is not good and not bad, it’s nature. It simply is. 

When you find yourself in a survival situation you get quickly in touch with nature again. And nature is cruel, and the concept of fairness does not exist. 

GOP Rep Massie Warns U.S. May Be ‘Weeks Away’ From Food Shortages

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

America could face food shortages despite farmers having plenty of supplies because multiple huge food processing facilities have been shutdown due to the coronavirus and regulations prevent smaller players from stepping in to fill the gaps.

Wealthy Preppers Are Riding This Out In Multimillion-Dollar Bunkers

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from ZeroHedge:

Cold War backyard bunkers are out. Subterranean communes are in…

In a sense, all of us are preppers right now: stocking up on toilet paper and nonperishable goods, hunkering down, and avoiding social contact. But then, of course, there are the actual preppers living in high-tech, remote, expensive bunkers to ride out Covid-19.

They knew a disaster was coming, even if they didn’t know it would be a viral pandemic. And for the last few years, author Bradley Garrett has been getting to know them while writing his book Bunker: Building for the End Times, coming out this summer.

Told You So: HERE COME FOOD SHORTAGES!

by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

I told you we were ****ed; these idiots think they can prevent interconnected failures.

Wrong:

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Smithfield Foods, the world’s biggest pork processor, said on Sunday it will shut a U.S. plant indefinitely due to a rash of coronavirus cases among employees and warned the country was moving “perilously close to the edge” in supplies for grocers.

Slaughterhouse shutdowns are disrupting the U.S. food supply chain, crimping availability of meat at retail stores and leaving farmers without outlets for their livestock.