Saturday, February 23, 2019

Building the dream (part 1): Prepper Fatigue

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by Dr Jerome, TF Metals Report:

Back in the tumultuous days of 2011, I was certain that the world economy would crash at any moment. Some would say my wife and I had already bugged out, living an hour from any large metropolitan area (that is actually our old home pictured here… brings back many good memories now). We lived in a modest house on a 5 acre wooded property on the edge of a 40K town. But I was troubled.

About that time, The whole family watched a movie (mainstream propaganda) that portrayed the bug out of a prepper family during a false alarm of power outages. They bugged out to their dream property with its underground bunker. The story was clearly intended to dissuade people from prepping. But it asked a fair question: “Am I willing to shoot neighbors who come to get my food?” I am still pondering that one, but I think I know the answer. And in this town, those neighbors would be coming.

EMP: An Elaborate Hoax or a Legitimate Threat?

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

As a prepper and avid reader of post-apocalyptic fiction like One Second After, Alas Babylon, and Going Home, an EMP has long been on my mind as one of the most catastrophic threats we could face.

After reading numerous reports from the Congressional EMP Commission, I figured that the reality of such a threat was a given. So when I recently wrote about making Faraday cages, imagine my surprise when I saw this comment:

Elites Already Moving Into Apocalypse Bunkers

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from The Alex Jones Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A81_UEEpWnU

Always keep these 4 essential oils in your survival kit

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by Vicki Batts, Natural News:

Essential oils are gaining in popularity, finally beginning to get much-deserved recognition for their health benefits. But with so many options, it can be hard to narrow down which oils are the best fit for your needs. And when you’re prepping a survival kit, less is often more — especially when space is limited. So, here is a short list of some great essential oils to select for your survival kit (and your everyday medicine cabinet, too).

The REAL Reason Bottled Water Has An Expiration Date

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by Sara Tipton, Ready Nutrition:

Bottled water is a popular item to store in case of an emergency, and for good reason. It is normally readily available and water should be able to be stored forever, right?  So then why is there an expiration date on bottled water?

Of course, water doesn’t expire, but you should still check the expiration date on the bottle before you drink it. According to Live Science, there a few different reasons why water bottles come with expiration dates, and the first one, you shouldn’t worry too much about, but the second one should make you think twice.

Are You Prepared for Lockdown? How to Stay Safe When All Hell Breaks Loose in America

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

(The risks?) are incredibly high in the United States right now. I realized that over the past three years, I’ve written that they’re “at an all-time high” far too many times. So, I’ll just say, they’re high enough that all hell could break loose at any moment given the right (wrong) application of fuel to the flame. The number one thing you can do for this situation to keep your family safe is to be prepared for lockdown.

Pretending that it isn’t happening or hoping to hug it out is not a rational response to the chaos that is coming.  I know that some cling to their misguided views on the way the world works with the ferocity of a mother bear protecting cubs, but for the rest of us, there’s this thing called reality. When we accept it, we can prepare for it.

OREGON WOMAN FINDS A MOUNTAIN LION SLEEPING IN HER HOME

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by Dawn Luger, The Daily Sheeple:

An Oregon woman returned home to a bizarre sight: a mountain lion napping behind her sofa. Lauren Taylor posted about the event on social media, which took place July 8 in Ashland.

According to a post Taylor made on Facebook, after drinking from a pond in Taylor’s backyard, the cat likely entered her home through an open back door. The post had garnered more than 17,000 reactions and shares as of Tuesday morning.

Achieving Off-Grid Freedom One Step at a Time | Erin T Scott

from Reluctant Preppers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSe8PLxQSKY

2018 Australian Patrol Ration 1 Man 24 Hour MRE Review PR1M Meal Ready to Eat Taste Test

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from Steve1989MREInfo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkz6kGQWCHU

WHY IS BILL GATES WARNING ABOUT GLOBAL PANDEMIC DISEASE X?

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from InfoWars:

The elite could be preparing for mass genocide

Owen Shroyer speculates on why a leader of the World Health Organization, Bill Gates- indirectly responsible for both Ebola and Zika outbreaks- would warn about a global pandemic known as Disease X.

Why All Diabetics Should Know About Turmeric

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by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:

Many diabetics already know about the benefits of a low-glycemic diet and the need for regular exercise, but why haven’t they heard about turmeric, one of the world’s most extensively researched anti-diabetic plants?

A recent literature review published in the International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism titled, “Anti-Hyperglycemic Effect and Insulin Sensitizing Effects of Turmeric and Its Principle Constituent Curcumin,” adds promising new support to the notion that the ancient Indian spice turmeric may provide an ideal drug alternative to treating and perhaps even preventing type 2 diabetes, which has become of the world’s most prevalent diagnoses.

What to Eat When You’re Broke

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

The lower your income is, the more difficult it is to be particular about what you feed your family.

This probably isn’t an earth-shattering revelation to anyone, but if you feel like experimenting, try to buy a week’s worth of healthy food for a family on a budget of, say, $50-75.  Food manufacturers that target lower-income shoppers with more affordable products tend to include more GMOs and toxic ingredients in their offerings.

Sometimes, it just isn’t possible to stick to my usual food restrictions.  Generally speaking, I avoid:

Small Space Prepping: 25 Ideas for Stashing Your Stockpile

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

The biggest challenge in small space prepping is finding storage areas for your supplies. While I don’t recommend stacking food buckets to the ceiling in the living room where you receive visitors, there are all sorts of charming ways to hide preps in plain sight as part of your everyday decor. As well, just a few small tweaks to rooms all around your house can add considerable amounts of storage space.

Here are 25 ideas to get your wheels turning.

James Yeager Uploads the Full “Fighting Pistol” Video Course to REAL.video

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by Lance D Johnson, via SHTF Plan:

As YouTube takes aim at firearm instruction videos, Real.video is giving firearm enthusiasts a platform to speak freely and share valuable knowledge!

The full version of the Fighting Pistol video course, by firearm expert James Yeager, has been published at Real.video. This comprehensive course is a must-watch for anyone who owns a pistol, or is considering firearm ownership. This video provides valuable tips for concealed carry permit holders or anyone who wants to sharpen their self defense skills.

The course teaches discipline and hits on four rules-of-thumb for firearm safety:

Build the Ultimate School Bug Out Kit for your Kids

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Is your child prepared to bug out from school? Once she reached a certain level of maturity, mine certainly was.

A few years back, I posed the question, “Should Your Kids Know How to Bug Out…from School?” and the answers to that question were incredibly varied. Some parents said that the kids shouldn’t be in public schools in the first place. Others said that they absolutely had a plan in place for their children. Still others said that the very idea was irresponsible and that kids should be under the supervision of a responsible adult, particularly in an emergency situation.