Friday, April 26, 2019

How NOT to Build a Retreat


from Survival Blog:

Introductory Note: Please forgive the length of this essay, which will be posted in four parts. My project took me 10 years, so I have a lot to include.

As a public service to those of you who are considering building a retreat for your family, I humbly offer a few of the lessons I’ve learned through the blood, sweat and tears I spilled to build a 480 square foot cottage in the woods.

Prior to this project, I had no real construction experience, and no clue what to expect. The effort wiped out my savings, caused tremendous stress, and generally consumed all my time and money for a decade. I would never, ever recommend that anyone build a retreat the way I did … Which is exactly why I’m writing this article: I hope that you – the readers who are just starting or considering this type of endeavor – can learn from my mistakes!

Ginseng May Work Better Than Chemo and Radiation. Here’s How…


by Sayer ji, The Sleuth Journal:

Known for thousands of years as a powerful tonic for health, new research reveals that ginseng and other cancer stem cell killing plants may provide highly effective treatments for cancer.

Cancer stem cells are one of the keys to understanding both the root cause(s) and the most appropriate treatment approaches for cancer.

As we have explored in previous writings, cancer stem cells have been identified to be at the heart of most cancer malignancies. These extraordinarily resilient and proliferative cells, while only making up a minority of cells within a tumor (about 1 in 1,000), are relatively immortal and resistant to conventional treatments.

Here’s How You’ll Die When the SHTF (and How to Prevent Your Untimely Demise)


by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

When it hits the fan…I mean REALLY hits the fan in a permanent kind of way, the most likely outcome is death.

That’s not pretty, and I’m well aware of it. I always try to be positive and optimistic, because for me, preparedness is the ultimate act of optimism, but sometimes we have to look at the numbers and face some things that are pretty terrifying. The first reality check is that some research says that only 3 million Americans are preppers.  That means that 315 million Americans are not preppers. Some experts predict that within 30 days of the power going out, 50% of Americans will be dead. Within a year, an astounding 90% of the population will be dead.

Warren Buffet Warns Of Upcoming “MEGACATASTROPHE” And Our Losses Will Be BIG

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

Billionaire Warren Buffet has issued a warning that there is an upcoming “megacatastrope” on the horizon.  Buffet says that when this apocalyptic scenario plays out, our losses will be immeasurable.

In his annual letter, Buffet warned of a “megacatastrophe,” which he said will cause unprecedented havoc not just to victims but to the financial world as well. “A major catastrophe that will dwarf hurricanes Katrina and Michael will occur – perhaps tomorrow, perhaps many decades from now,” the Berkshire Hathaway CEO wrote. “‘The Big One’ may come from a traditional source, such as a hurricane or earthquake, or it may be a total surprise involving, say, a cyber attack having disastrous consequences beyond anything insurers now contemplate.”

GLOCK 26 Gen 5, Big Update for the Subcompact Pistol – Review


from Ammoland:

The Glock 26 Gen 5 is the newest iteration of the baby Glock.

U.S.A. –-( The Glock 26 Gen 5 has been out for some time now, but after nearly a year of ownership, about 1,000 rounds down range, and some modifications I feel I have gotten to know the sub-compact pistol rather well. While this isn’t my main squeeze when choosing a CCW, it does fill a role in between my ATEi Glock 19 and my TXT Custom Gunworks Glock 43. Even though it isn’t the gun I generally go for, the baby Glock still holds a prominent place in my safe and is shot far more often than my Glock 43.

Food Diversity’s Enormous Impact on Your Health


by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

What is left unsaid by many articles on these healthy oldsters is the variety of fiber-rich foods in their diets.

This essay was initially distributed only to subscribers and patrons, but at the suggestion of some longtime subscribers, I’m sharing it with all readers. I hope it helps everyone manage our most precious wealth, our health. CHS

One of the most astonishing developments in science is the profound impact of the microbiome, the 100 trillion microbes that live within us, on our health. It’s now clear that this immense colony directly impacts our immune system, our sense of well-being, our appetite, weight, and so on.

How to Use SOUND As a Defensive Deterrent


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

Sounds around us is one of the ways Mother Nature has to warn us, attract us to something, and for humans during these so-called modern times, enjoy and relax. It can be a very powerful tool.

Psychological operations warfare specialists know about this. A lot of tools and technologies have been weaponized, we all know that. Most of them are kept under secrecy, some other ones have been available for the public. The power of sound should not be underestimated and should be handled with care. Sound can break glass or even cause permanent injuries.

Caveat Emptor, dear fellows.

Researchers are stunned at the tremendous anticancer potential of turmeric


by Ellaine Castillo, Natural News:

Turmeric has proven itself to be an outstanding candidate for the treatment of cancer. In a study by researchers from Guangdong Medical University and the University of Macau in China, this superfood showed potent anticancer properties against chemo-resistant cancer cells.

Chemotherapy is one of the most commonly used conventional treatments for cancer. This drug-based approach aims to prevent cancer cells from dividing and growing by killing them. Unfortunately, chemotherapy has very low efficacy and many cancer cells are able to survive it. To make things worse, the cancer cells that survive can develop resistance to the treatment used, which makes it even more difficult to get rid of them. Moreover, chemotherapy doesn’t just target cancerous cells but healthy cells as well. This leads to side effects like nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, low white blood cell count, bleeding, anemia, loss of appetite, and mental health problems.

This map shows where we don’t want to be when SHTF as big US cities already in a state of decay are transformed into post-apocalyptic wastelands

from BugOut News:

In this important new story by Michael Snyder over at The End Of The American Dream that the Drudge Report linked to on Wednesday, quite literally knocking Snyder’s website offline for several hours, he reports upon the worsening state of affairs in cities all across America which are quickly becoming uninhabitable hellholes even before the globalists ‘end game‘ is carried out.

(Article by Stefan Stanford republished from

When SHTF, What Happens To Those On Psychiatric Drugs When They Run Out? Prepping Should Include Natural Ways Of Dealing With People Suffering From Stress, Anxiety & Withdrawal

by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:

We at ANP have done a fair number of prepping and survival articles where we have discussed prepping to survive catastrophe, whether it is economic, terror-related, grid down scenario or even massively severe weather events. Those preparations include what we should have on hand before a SHTF scenario, to what people should have planned out to do on day one to offer a better chance to survive the aftermath of disaster, to long term survival tips and ideas.

While we know that hungry people, unprepared, and unable to obtain even the basics food-wise, can and will be dangerous to those that are prepared, what we rarely see discussed in prepping pieces is the amount of American adults that will suddenly be unable to refill or obtain their psychiatric medications, and believe me, in researching the numbers, there are a whole lot of them.