Friday, October 18, 2019

U.S. Farms Are Facing Their Worst Crisis In A Generation – And Now Here Comes Another Monster Storm

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

The combination of the wettest planting season in U.S. history, a catastrophic trade war with China and economic conditions that are brutal for small farms has produced a “perfect storm” for U.S. farmers.  Farm bankruptcies have already risen to the highest level in 7 years, but many expect that they will soon surge to all-time record highs.  Due to the incredibly wet weather, millions upon millions of acres of prime U.S. farmland will not be planted with crops at all this year.  And millions of acres that do get planted will yield a lot less than usual because of the wretched conditions.  Meanwhile, the U.S. will export far less corn and soybeans than usual this year due to our trade conflicts with China and Mexico.  With much less international demand, U.S. farmers are going to have an increasingly difficult time trying to make a profit on anything they are able to grow.  In the end, thousands of farmers will not be able to recover from this crisis and will be forced out of the industry for good.

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.

5 Things You Never Thought You Needed In Your Prepper Gear

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by Joshua Krause, Ready Nutrition:

Preparing for the worst is often looked down upon by those who don’t think there’s any reason to prepare for even a natural disaster by storing a bit of extra food.  But when you live in an area where even major blizzards are possible in winter, thoughts often go to the most obscure items and their potential use.  Here, we will list five things you may or may not have thought to add to prepping supply or gear and some possible uses.

While food, water, and ammunition seem like the obvious items to hoard and store safely for a SHTF scenario, these five items could also help, even though it may not have been considered before now.  But once you see the things we’ve come up with, we are confident you could think of even more ways to use these valuable items!

Store Gold in Minced Meat? 26 Ways to Store Gold

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by Torgny Persson, BullionStar:

Gold is a highly valuable asset. When your buy gold, It is critical to store your gold bars and gold coins in a location that is secure but at the same time accessible.

Inside a Home

There are many places to store gold and other precious metals in your home, with some places more secure and covert than others. Luckily, since physical gold has a high value-to-weight ratio, for most people, storing their gold bars and gold coins won’t take up too much space.

Hide Your Gold Inside Food Items and Store them in the Freezer

  Hide Your Gold Inside Food Items and Store them in the Freezer
Hide Your Gold Inside Food Items and Store them in the Freezer

1. Floorboards: Gold can be hidden under floorboards between joists, preferably under a short section of board covered by a rug or carpet.

2. Chimney: Positioning gold in a recess within a disused fireplace chimney stack is also an option.

Gold and other Precious Metals such as Silver can be Stored under Floor Boards

  Gold and other Precious Metals such as Silver can be Stored under Floor Boards
Gold and other Precious Metals such as Silver can be Stored under Floor Boards

3. Within a Wall: A natural hollow or cavity in an internal wall, or a hidden panel in a wall, are also worth considering.

4. Frozen Food: Hiding gold bars and gold coins within frozen food in a freezer is possible, for example, actually buried and frozen within minced meat or in a large tub of ice-cream. Horizontal chest freezers used for long-term deep freeze storage of supermarket produce are ideal for this tactic.

Gold can be hidden inside Minced Meat and Stored in your Freezer

  Gold can be hidden inside Minced Meat and Stored in your Freezer
Gold can be hidden inside Minced Meat and Stored in your Freezer

5. Piping: In a kitchen, possible covert storage locations include within a section of disused kitchen piping, or indeed within a section of false piping that has been specifically designed to accommodate your gold bars and coins, but which does not function as a real pipe.

6. Air-Conditioning: Gold can be concealed within an air-conditioning duct, which has the added benefit of usually being above head height.

7. Furniture: Heavy objects such as immovable furniture can also be considered as hiding places for gold, places that may not be obvious to time constrained intruders. For example, gold bars and gold coins could be securely attached within a compartment inside a chest of drawers or even stored inside a piano. A large cache of Gold Sovereigns was actually found inside an old piano in England in 2017.

8. Aquarium: For those with the option, storing a gold bar / gold coin cache inside an aquarium or fish tank is worth considering, among aquatic plants and fish tank paraphernalia.

9. Large Plant Pots: Large indoor plant pots on a veranda, patio or balcony provide another covet place for hiding gold. with the gold within the pots under the actual plants. These pots are always difficult to move, and would not normally be on the radar of a burglar.

Attics and Basements

Attics and basements provide further practical options for covert storage, and the inconvenience and difficulty of accessing such locations could act as a secondary deterrent to thieves.

10. Water Tank: In an attic, one possible place to hide your gold bars and coins is in a covered water tank.

11. Insulation: Another option is to secure your gold under ceiling insulation, preferably on ceiling joists that can support the weight of the gold.

12. Basement: Within the basement of a house, the choices for hiding gold are varied and include alcoves behind walls and under a basement floor.

13. Basement Junk: A gold cache can strategically be placed in one of the many large junk items or boxes that invariably end up being stored in basements – as long as you make a record of which item or box you have stored your gold in.

Garden Shed / Workshop

14. Paint Tin: Gold coins or gold bars can be hidden in an old paint tin in a garden shed or workshop, a tin that is securely sealed and looks to have not been opened in a long time. The sheer difficulty for intruders to search numerous old paint tins in a shed or workshop makes it highly improbable that anyone would spend time doing so during a break-in or robbery.

  Hiding your Gold Bars in an Old Paint Tin and Storing it in a Shed is one option
Hiding your Gold Bars in an Old Paint Tin and Storing it in a Shed is one option

On Your Land or Property

Apartments will in most cases lack a garden, a location which can offer the adventurous multiple cunning places in which to covertly store their gold.

15. Buried in Garden: If your property has a garden, you can dig down into the ground on your land, wrap your gold securely, and bury it deep enough in the hole under soil.

16. Fishpond: Those with a large enough fish pond could also consider storing their gold cache at the bottom of the fish pond preferably among pond plants or reeds.

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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.”

Scientific research finds higher doses of vitamin C result in greater beneficial health effects

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by Isabelle Z., Natural News:

You may already know that vitamin C can help reduce the duration of a cold, but a new study has found that you can get stronger effects by taking far higher doses of the vitamin than most studies have examined.

Past animal studies across a variety of species have shown vitamin C’s ability to prevent and alleviate viral and bacterial infections, and this effect also carries over into humans. As one of the most common human infections, the common cold is, not surprisingly, one of the most extensively studied infections when it comes to vitamin C’s healing powers. However, most studies look at a dosage that can best be described as moderate: one gram per day. The dosage has already been proven to be effective, but researchers from the University of Helsinki wanted to find out the optimal doses and maximal effects this vitamin can have on the common cold.

SELCO: Observe and Prepare for the Confusion, Panic, & Mayhem of SHTF

by Selco, The Organic Prepper:

I have been writing articles and doing survival courses for years, and while it is much easier to show the importance of basics in real courses, it is a bit harder to do that in my articles. That’s because we as humans tend to look for flashy things. We love quick and interesting facts that will occupy our attention. But you must also prepare for the basics so that you can perform those things during the confusion, panic, and mayhem of SHTF. You must observe your surroundings before anything terrible happens.

Basics are simply that: basic – and because that we often overlook it, or forget it.

For example, an article with news about the latest development in tensions between the US and Iran with all the flaming rhetoric will catch more attention than an article about how to grow tomatoes.

SELCO: How NOT to Build Your SHTF Medical Kit and What NOT to Do With It

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

The medical field is one of my favorite fields of prepping, not only because it is my “field of work” for many years but also because it is very often misunderstood in prepping.

There are many reasons for that, one of the reasons is the fact that there are many other “cooler” topics for prepping. As a result, medical preparedness gets researched very superficial, and people prepare for it in a way that most of them want just to mark that as done and move on to other topics.

So as a foundation in medical prepping for SHTF think about a few things, for a start only.

GOLD Takes Center Stage in a Fiat World – David Brady (03/01/2019)

by David Brady, Sprott Money:

Just as Neo flexed his muscles upon learning he is “The One” and took out Agent Smith at the finale of The Matrix , Gold is now letting fiat currencies know who is really in charge.

Many take credit for anticipating Gold’s ascent from the lows in August, and yet they cite all of the wrong reasons for its appreciation: peak DXY, peak USD/JPY, falling real yields, speculative buying, and so on. The truth is that Gold is doing its own thing and taking matters into its own hands. We know this because Gold isn’t just rising against the dollar or the euro or the yuan, it is soaring against ALL major currencies.

VIDEO: Build a Cheap Backyard Brick Oven and Make Some Pizza In It (Recipe Included)

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for off-grid ways to cook. I found this great video that shows you how to easily make a brick over in your backyard for just a few dollars.

Modern Refugee shows you how it’s done in this video:

Modern Refugee has got some great videos, so be sure to follow him on YouTube.

Food storage tips: How much food and water do you need to survive for 3 months?

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by Zoey Sky, Natural News:

Food storage is an important aspect of prepping. When SHTF, your life will be much easier if you have at least three months’ worth of shelf-stable food in your survival stockpile. (h/t to AskAPrepper.com)

But what if you’re on a budget, and you want to store the bare minimum food supply to keep your family well-fed during a long-term disaster scenario?

Following a “bare minimum diet” is also ideal if you need to store only the essentials at a bug-out location with limited storage space. (Related: Food storage tips: Considerations for making the most out of your food prepping budget.)

FORGETTING SOMETHING? 5 OVERLOOKED BUG OUT BAG ITEMS

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by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

Sometimes when we put our bug out bags together, we forget some things that could be highly useful if something goes wrong.  Of course, you may or may not need these items or be compelled to add them to your bug out bag, but perhaps if nothing else, you’ll remember something that could be useful for your situation.

There are more than 5 items that I could have added to this list, however, these may be the most useful and most necessary to think about.