Preparedness/Survival

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Book: How to survive Martial Law in America

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More Doomsday Predictions

Everyday, every news outlet has some more horrible prediction about: the economy, the weather, food and water shortages, invasions, lost power, cold, heat, riots and any other crisis you can mention.  The bottom line:  SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN.  Are you PREPARED? 

Just Google any article about disasters and read the press release from the International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center.  Climatologist John Casey and his group have successfully predicted Earthquakes and Volcanoes for the last 8 years. John was on the Bush administration climate committee. When he discovered all about sun spots and sun hibernation, and tried to tell the current administration, HE WAS FIRED.  What does that tell you? Read John’s current book:  Dark Winter or see the video of the documentary. http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/dark-winter-cold-global-cooling/2014/11/16/id/607672/

Listen to John’s interview on American Freedom Watch Radio at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/americanstatesman/2016/06/29/american-freedom-watch-radio–climate-change-greatest-scientific-fraud

 

         FINANCIAL MELTDOWN EMINENT!!

Report: Store Inventory Levels Reduced Nationwide: “Stock Up Now While You Can!”

Nationwide Retail Collapse Inventory Reduction Cause Shortages

ALERT! Central Bank Desperation Hits Fever Pitch. Proof US Economy IS Slowing.

 

I went to a presentation given by the Emergency Management Director of Jackson Co. FL.   I was NOT shocked to hear that most Americans are NOT prepared for ANYTHING!

Americans have a tendency to wait until the CRISIS is upon us to ACT.  Most Americans were never in the Scouts, or “BE PREPARED” would be implanted in their brain, because the consequences are DIRE!

winter

Once again, When Winter is upon us…Will you survive?

 

The weather is volatile. Imagine snow in the winter as reported in the Rockies but ignored by the media? the recent storm Jonas, followed immediately by another Jonas.  What will you do when the shelves are empty and the power is off?  What if there is a terrorist attack? Are you prepared? Most EMS and other government services WILL NOT be able to help you. You must help yourself. Can you? 

 

If you are unsure of what you need, turn off your electricity from Friday to Sunday. Then write down everything you need for you and your family to survive.

Take advantage of 2-for-1 sales. 

 

The suggestions below are from Neil Rice and I (Neil did most of the plan). Neil has been building a survival plan for a while.  Neil put this together to help you.  Remember:  The government will not be able to help you!

THIS WILL HELP YOU GET STARTED.

 

 

 

5 MAIN COMPONENTS OF SURVIVAL
The 5 main components to survival that everyone needs to consider. They
are simple:

    1. Water
    2. Food
    3. Security
    4. Medical
    5. Hygiene

WATER is obviously a critical supply item you need to have, in order to live. 72 hours is the deadline before major organs in your body start to shut down. Water is needed to prepare some long-time shelf food as well as your hygiene to stay healthy.

 

If you are fortunate enough to have a well, get a pitcher pump, install it. (pitcher pumps can be found on line or in a hardware stores, you will have water even without electricity).

 

Collect rain water when possible…in barrels, buckets, etc. If you collect water from ponds, lakes, your roof, etc., you have to purify it. A few drops of bleach will help (but remember bleach has a 1 year shelf life). One of the best ways is to boil all water for about 15 minutes. Once a disaster hits, WATER is the first thing to disappear from the store shelves. So start saving large empty juice containers, buckets, etc., to keep in the house for WATER!
FOOD is a big subject to cover. Look at canned food from the grocery store, especially those with long extended dates like Libby’s can corn beef, Salmon close to 5 year date. Be creative in making meals. A lot of foods will not last more than one year, and you need to think further out. I have been working on this project, and have enough food to last for more than eight years. Definitely consider companies that sell long term food (5-10-15 years), canning, and using Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers. You do not want to eat store canned food everyday over a long period
of time, they are not healthy for you, especially if you have certain health issues.

 

Look into vacuum packing to increase the expiration date of the food.

 

REMEMBER YOU NEED FOOD AND VITAMINS TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY. YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE EXCESS TO A DOCTOR, HOSPITAL, OR MEDICINE. KEEP IN MIND FOODS THAT HAVE VITAMIN A, B’S, C, D THESE ARE VERY IMPORTANT.
Two companies I use for long term shelf foods are Augason Farms,
(http://www.augasonfarms.com/?avad=49183_fa71d176)
and Honeyville
Foods,
 http://shop.honeyville.com/?gclid=CPuT2aWpxcoCFVglgQodRfcCMg.
When you go to their website, sign up for their emails for their sales. Be sure to read the description, salt content, nutrition value, and servings.  I prefer freeze-dried foods over dehydrated, because freeze dry betters taste. I only buy when they have a sale. I order my powdered milk, butter powder, cheese powder cream of wheat cereal, buttermilk pancakes, and whole eggs from Augason Farms, (use their 30% off sale on a item every day),  everything else I get from Honeyville Foods. I get all my products in a #10 can (order by the case), once opened it will last a year. This is why I don’t by in a large bucket. And watch the shipping cost, Honeyville charges $4.99 a case.
For information on Mylar Bags and Oxygen Absorbers, go to youtube.com to learn how to use these, very important! This is the company I buy from, they have the best price:
http://www.discountmylarbags.com/

 

I order all my Mylar bags separately in zip-locks (can use over again) quarts, (for spices, herbs, and medicine),1/2 gallon for dry beans pinto, blackeyed peas, macaroni, 1 gallon for rice, oatmeal (items that you will use a lot of). I get a pack of 50-100 cc oxygen for small bags, and a pack of 50-300cc for larger bags. Items will last years and years. When sealing my bags I use my iron, set on wool, lightly
going over the top of bag, above the zip-lock so I can use them again.

Items that have an indefinite shelf life, look up on uses and benefits, and need to stockpile on are:

1.a. Gallons of white vinegar, cleaning, laundry, disinfect.
   b. Glass bottles of raw apple cider, look up uses and health benefits

2. Honey (local grown raw) has NO shelf life. Use in place of SUGAR. Honey has massive health and medical benefits. I put mine in glass jars. Keep in a cool dark place. If it crystallizes, put in pot of boiling water to bring back, do not exceed a
temperature of more than 117 degrees, or you will lose its nutritional benefits.

3. Salt – No shelf life

4. Sugar –  No shelf life.  Buy only pure cane sugar.

 

  1. RAW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR actually all Vinegar, long term shelf life

    FOODS YOU NEED TO MAINTAIN YOUR HEALTH: Buy in bulk, and put up in Mylar bags w/oxygen absorbers) Sam’s Club has rice in 25lb. parboiled for $10.17.  Look for sales.

Oatmeal: heart, blood pressure, fiber

Rice: parboiled is best for long term,and is better for you (most of the worlds population lives on this, mix with vegetables and beans makes a meal

Honey, Greens,Sweet Potatoes: start your own plants indoors healthy, Onions,Tomatoes, Blueberries (healthier than any other vegetable or fruit),Peppers, Cucumbers, (grown your own).

 

Start most plants in empty egg shell cartons, gives you a head start on early planting. I get my Heritage Seeds from My Patriot Supply, great packaging (keep in crisper in fridge, has a 14 year shelf life, tells you how many seeds in a package, etc. make yourself a copy of how to plant, and grow). Order spices, herbs for health medicine, I grow them in pots, and dry them for storage. Here is the Link:  http://www.mypatriotsupply.com/

 
PREPARE WHAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL EAT, YOU DON’T WANT A LOT OF LEFTOVERS – ESPECIALLY IF THERE IS NO POWER!!

 

HOW TO DRY HERBS AND SPICES IN A PAPER BAG.
http://premeditatedleftovers.com/gardening/drying-herbs-in-a-bag/

CANNING: Very important. If you need a pressure cooker, Walmart has the best pricing.  You can waterbath some items, look up on internet for video’s. Remember canning your own food, it still has a shelf life, but it will last longer than what they say. I can all my meats , will last years, up to 3 years with full potential, and losses 10% of benefits for each after that. I have meats that are good after 5 years. I can all my meats in pint jars, and pressure can them. I raw pack my chicken, beef roast, ground beef, meatballs, and bacon end cuts and pieces (much cheaper).
Bacon: great for soups, rice dishes, etc. I use end cuts and pieces 2lbs. under $4.00. I separate and cut long pieces, pack in jars and pressure cook.

 

Chicken: I put a inch or so of chicken broth in jars w/salt and spices,

Beef:   I brown up put in jars inch or so of beef broth, meats makes its own juice. All the meats turn out great.

 

Pressure cook quarts for 90 mins., pints for 75 mins. My grandmother and mom did this when I was growing up. Here is one link, their are many on the internet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58FCSoGvuwo.
BEST PLACE TO GET CANNING JARS:  AT THE DOLLAR STORE, it is MUCH CHEAPER. (make sure you keep a supply of extra lids). If the time comes you can’t get them for you can still waterbath some foods, especially fruit.  Waterbath foods example, jams, tomatoes, cucumbers, look up on line and make a copy of directions to keep.

Tips for storing Leavening and salt: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865574479/Tips-for-storing-leavening-and-salt.html?pg=all

 

5 Seeds to stockpile:  http://www.askaprepper.com/the-5-seeds-that-you-need-to-stockpile-in-your-pantry/

 

Coffee Lovers: http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Cup-Stainless-Steel-Percolator/dp/B0009PUQSM

 


MEDICAL: All medicine has a shelf life, but dates will go beyond what they claim. Pills and powders can be preserved 3 years or more in quart Mylar bags w/ oxygen absorbers. I make up several bags of the same medicine so I open them over an extended time. That way I have a fresh supply to open. Also plant herbs and spices (in small planters for medicine) and then dry them indoors and pack in quart Mylar bags w/ oxygen absorbers for a year’s supply. 6 common herbs with health
benefits http://www.marksdailyapple.com/health-benefits-herbs/#axzz3yMfM50h7 you can order from My Patriot Supply.com.

You need sterile gauze pads, and self-adhesive bandage wrap. Self-adhesive wrap will last and hold up better than any bandaid. Link: http://www.exmed.net/p-2338-andover-coflex-med-2-self-adhesive-compression-bandage-wrap.aspx

Iodine has a better shelf life than antibiotics, I had to ask my pharmacy for it.

Aspirin, pain pills, store small amounts in several Mylar bags w/oxygen absorbers.

Dental floss, store in zip lock bags.

Scissors, Nail clippers (and heavy ones for toe nails), Tweezers, etc.

 

Cayenne Pepper stops bleeding in 10 seconds http://www.askaprepper.com/best-natural-first-aid-stops-bleeding-in-10-seconds/

 

Apple Cider Vinegar: http://bragg.com/products/PDFs/ACV%20_Brochure.pdf

 

Baking Soda: Mix up 1/8th of a teaspoon of baking soda in a full glass of water with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (see next cure on potassium) and take this concoction twice daily. The baking soda is taken on a two week on, two week off cycle (so take it for 2 weeks then rest for 2 weeks then back on again for 2 weeks, and so on) while the apple cider vinegar is taken every day without a break.

 

I PUT THEM IN 1/2 QT. MYLAR BAGS WITH 100CC OXYGEN ABSORER.

http://urbansurvivalsite.com/over-the-counter-meds-you-need-to-stockpile/

 

RAW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, ALSO FOR BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL, MIX 2 TBSP. OF RAW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR TO GLASS OF WATER, AND DRINK TWICE A DAY. (I ADD ICE CUBES TO MINE).

 

EPSOM SALT: 70-90 % OF PEOPLE HAVE A SHORTAGE OF MAGNESIUM, WHICH IS NEED AS A HEALTH BENEFIT. Magnesium, one of the components of human cells, is required by the body to regulate more than 325 enzymes and plays an important role in many bodily functions. Magnesium deficiency has also been associated with health problems like high blood pressure, osteoporosis and migraines.  THE BEST WAY TO ABSORB MAGNESIUM IS THROUGH THE SKIN, BY SOAKING IN EPSOM SALT, BODY, OR I DO A FOOT BATH FOR TWENTY MINUTES 2-3 TIMES A WEEK.  I BUY LARGE BAGS AND STORE IN 5 GAL. BUCKETS,  TO KEEP MOISTURE OUT SO IT WON’ T TURN HARD. HAS A LONG TERM SHELF LIFE (ALMOST

FOREVER).

 

COMMON NECESSITIES YOU MAY OVER LOOK: (POTASSIUM IODIDE TABLETS.  In the event of nuclear fallout, it’s crucial to have a plan for surviving radioactivity. Explosions from a nuclear source generate massive amounts of radioactive iodine. In this scenario, potassium iodide tablets may be your only hope.

Upon learning of the explosion, take one of these tablets immediately, as they can protect your thyroid from radioactive iodine, which causes cancer. Once radioactive iodine is airborne, you run the risk of inhaling or ingesting it. But if you consume the tablets before or immediately after exposure, your thyroid will be flooded with potassium iodide, thereby reducing the risk of your thyroid absorbing the toxic element.

The tablets are fairly in expensive and can be purchased over the counter at any drug store or online

 

LET’S GO INTO COOKING FOOD & HOT WATER. If for some reason you don’t have electricity, (like the grid goes down), you need to know how to start a fire. Don’t count on having charcoal. I bought several Sterno cook stoves (cheap under $6.00) Wal-Mart, they will burn wood (wood is the best way to go). Here are videos on what you need and how to start a fire, cotton balls, and petroleum jelly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF4WDVVDTp0

You should have a cast iron Skillet, and cast iron Soup Pot for open-fire cooking, a 12-inch Dutch Oven, and a Camping coffee pot for open-fire. 

 

Other options for cooking:

 

A Kelly Kettle:

http://beprepared.com/trekker-kelly-kettle-combo.html

 

NEW… Hydroheat FLAMELESS Heat Cooker

http://beprepared.com/hydroheat-flameless-heat-cooker.html
You don’t need a big outdoor stove, you JUST DO NOT want to draw attention to yourself. Think about the smoke and smell of your food. You just want to be able to have hot water, etc. Here is a link for a outdoor wood stove. http://www.solostove.com/backpacking-stoves/

If you don’t have woods on your property start going out and cutting small, medium, and large branches from wood areas. Keep a good stockpile.

AURORA FIRE STARTER. THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT.
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/aurora-fire-starter

VIDEO: AURORA FIRE STARTER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-lpnt-W7-0

SECURITY: This is a huge issue. Once SHTF, you want to be ready for it ahead of time. You don’t want to be out shopping and have someone follow you home, knowing you have supplies. DON’T TELL ANYONE YOU ARE STOCKPILING, YOUR BEST FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR WILL BE YOUR ENEMY!!

 

THEY WILL BE FIGHTING TO SURVIVE.

 

You need to secure your food, water, guns, ammo, seeds, and medical supplies! 

Starving people do horrible things.

HEAVY DUTY BUDDY BAR JAMMER
http://www.buddybardoorjammer.com/

LOWE’S DOOR JAM, NOT SURE ABOUT THIS ONE, MOVEMENT MAKES THE PIN DROP DOWN? A LOT CHEAPER. 

http://www.lowes.com/pd_202346-382-265D_0__?productId=3020161

GUNS AND AMMO.

guns

 

                                        …LOTS OF AMMO.

 

ECONOMIC DISASTER COULD LAST FOR YEARS.

YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO PROTECT

YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY, AND YOUR SUPPLIES. 
A Shotgun is a must-have for home protection. A good one is a Mossberg 88 (U.S. made) 12 gauge pump, 6 shot 181/2 inch barrel (shorter barrel you have better control), and about 600 rounds of ammo.

Also you need to have a handgun, find out the best one for you to handle.

Depending on the weight of the gun, and barrel length – these factors play a part in how much recoil the gun has. A heavy recoil is painful to your hands and wrists, and can cause damage to them!  Talk to a gun store owner. Have plenty of ammo!  Consider buying various types of ammo for your gun.  Practice, practice, practice. Get professional training. Invest in quality binoculars for checking out the neighborhood – from a safe distance!

 

Light: lots of Batteries but they have a shelf life. So go to the Dollar Store and buy a bunch of the solar lights. You can keep them in sun during the day (if we have sun) and use for light at night. They will eventually die so buy lots you do not have to activate them immediately.
TRANSPORTATION:  Look around your community. What is in walking distance?

5 miles – biking distance. 

 

If there is no power, you will not have GAS.

 

How will you get stuff in an Emergency?

bike

 

 

Get a bike,  NOW!
Here is a item I got to secure my doors, link: 

LOWE’S SECURITY DOOR BAR HOLDER FOR 2X4
http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=309011-37672-605545&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=50069793&catalogId=10051&cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1

 
ZEER POTS, OFF-GRID REFRIGERATION, (VIDEO) This will help keep food and medicine cool. Zeer pots need air circulation around all sides and top and bottom of pots. Use a damp dish towel to cover, keep in shade, remember to keep sand wet, the evaporation is what makes it work. I have seen these used first hand in Mexico where they have not electricity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNLPeb3qIhc

food
HYGIENE: This is all about health issues, bacteria, infection, diseases, that could lead to death. These are items you need to stock pile on, and remember a economic disaster could last for years. Buy in bulk when possible (it’s cheaper).

Toilet paper, Bath soap, Tooth brushes, Tooth paste.  Baking powder, salt, (store them in Mylar bags w/ oxygen absorbers),  Dental floss, Shampoo, Nail clippers, files.

 

 

Don’t overlook common necessities.

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2016/07/09/stock-your-bunker-common-necessities-may-overlooked/

LIST OF ITEMS TO STOCKPILE & SUGGESTIONS
Duct tape (plenty!!), Clear tape, Solar spike lighting (can be used for lighting inside at night, when there is no power), Wash board, clothes line, clothes pins, Laundry soap (largest and cheapest), cotton string, fishing wire, Chicken wire (for garden plants, etc.), Ziplock bags, Trash bags, plasticware (forks/knives/spooons), paper plates, pesticides, rat & mouse traps, cooking foil, lunch bags (for drying herbs and spices), save spray bottles (many uses, egg cartons (for starting new plants), Black nursery pots (great for herbs, spices, etc. and they are cheap), extra canning lids, many hand can openers, WD-40, Cleanser for sinks, toilets, buckets, empty milk & fruit jugs for priming pitcher, flushing toilet, watering garden, Shovels, Pitch fork, Hammers, Nails, screws (different sizes), screw drivers, pliers, gorilla glue (date), saw (large and small), Axe ( large and hand), Coffee grounds (for garden, kills slugs and other critters, good fertilizer), 10-10-10 fertilizer (long term date), MANY Bags of Potting Soil.

 

Make a compost pile for garden (you don’t want garbage, people will know you have food), newspaper, cardboard, Bic lighters (store in zip lock bag), Cloth Diapers (good for cleaning, use over and over), brooms, Dust pan, Floor mop, (extra heads), Scrubbing pads, Bug spray, Lumber, for fixing steps, fence, etc., Installation, and plastic cloth for covering pipes when temperatures are at freezing, extra blankets, Knives (hunting, and for outdoor use), Fishing poles, tackle, fishing line. Trip line cord. (learn how to set a trip line with an alarm for unwanted guests!)  Seals for pitcher pumps, get a set of extra), Make copies of all info. for canning, planting and care, recipes, what herbs and spices for health benefits.

When there is NO POWER, there is NO INFO.
LASTLY, A VERY IMPORTANT MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY: 

pet

                                                       YOUR PET.

Dog, Cat and Bird food lasts a little over 1 year, it goes rancid quickly. So gradually convert them to what YOU ARE EATING, without giving them the same. Have heavy duty nail clippers, work with your Vet. Stockpile all the pet meds and HeartGard that you can!

For bleeding in nail clipping for dogs, cats, birds – use KWIK STOP POWDER. http://www.allivet.com/p-884-kwik-stop-styptic-powder-42gm.aspx?gclid=CMPcsPOmyMoCFdgYgQod8r8H5w
It’s a good product, I’ve used it for years. Have combs, brushes, tooth brushes, chew and toys for plaque and dental health (dogs and cats). They can get bad infections of the gums or teeth, and become very ill.

money

 

MONEY:  No ATMs, Banks only deal with cash and coins like the old days. Go back and research USA, 1960’s.   See what the country was like at that time. You will find it the same today…ONLY There are More People, who have nothing and have been told that what is yours:  IS THEIRS!

 

STORAGE:  Do not keep all of your supplies in one place in your house!!

Starving people do horrible things. A thief works on ease of entry and time.  If you have to, you will have something small to give.  Hide your supplies all over your house in odd places in small quantities. It is much better to give bottled water than your life.

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN:  You can make survival a horrible experience – or you you can be prepared!  If you have children, what will you do without electronics?  Your children will go insane!  Prepare now, by stocking up on classic board games, card games, backgammon, etc.  Your efforts today will insure your family’s SANITY and safety tomorrow!
I hope this helps!  Be creative, and remember:  This could be a LONG HAUL.

God Bless.

 

      If not YOU … WHO?  If not NOW…WHEN?

 

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