In The Aftermath Of a Disaster, Do You Really Want To Be Dependent on FEMA To Feed Your Family?

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If you have sought out this Wiki page, you probably already have some reasons in mind to embark on a food storage program, but if you are still on the fence about acting on your concerns, here are some questions to consider: [Read more…]

Obama’s Feds Arrest Preppers For Stockpiling Guns And Ammo… Facing Federal Conspiracy Charges

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Obama’s Feds Arrest For Stockpiling Guns And Ammo… Facing Federal Conspiracy Charges

 

 If you’re a fan of reality TV shows, you’ve probably caught at least an episode or two of Doomsday Preppers. It’s a show that follows these so-called “preppers” around with cameras, and documents how prepared they are for a potential disaster. You might be surprised to learn, there are over 3 MILLION Americans who consider themselves PREPPERS of one kind or another. Not all of them subscribe to the spooky sounding “Doomsday” theme. Many of them are just preparing for a power outage, natural disaster, terrorist attacks or economic turmoil.

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Protect Your Home and Family in an Emergency (Preparing for Earthquake, Fire or Terrorist Attack)

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Protect Your Home and Family in an Emergency (Preparing for Earthquake, Fire or Terrorist Attack)

Emergency Preparedness

Our community can be exposed to a wide variety of disasters, both natural and man-made, such as earthquakes, fires, severe storms, power outages and acts of terrorism.

Imagine that you have no electricity, no gas, no water and no telephone service. Imagine that all the businesses are closed and you are without any kind of emergency services. What will you do until help arrives? [Read more…]

Preparing for a Disaster or Emergency

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Emergency Preparedness – Planning Ahead

Preparing for an emergency now, provides you your best chance of survival, in the event of an actual attack. Emergency preparedness should always be considered in the home and workplace for any unexpected event.

This site provides a step-by-step approach to emergency preparedness by walking the reader through emergency plans in a variety of scenarios. As you make your emergency plan, carefully consider the information you’ll find throughout this website.

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Terrorist Attack: Biological, Chemical, or Nuclear Attacks

Terrorist Attack: Biological, Chemical, or Nuclear Attacks

Terrorist Attack: Biological, Chemical, or Nuclear Attacks

Keeping your family safe from a biological, chemical, or nuclear attack requires more specific preparations, as you may need to remain in your home in the event of one of these attacks. It may be too late to obtain the materials necessary to keep your family safe after one of these types of attacks occurs, so FEMA has created checklists for families to do before these threats arise:

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A PACKING LIST FOR ALL OCCASIONS

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I recently was cruising the endless chasm of the internet and stumbled upon a nifty tool that someone put together called the Universal Packing List. This immediately piqued my interest for two reasons:

There is no possibility that there is a universal packing list for anything.
This could be a great tool to provide a foundation for putting together a bug out bag or other survival kit.
The packing list tool allows the user to enter a set of criteria and it in turn generates a customized packing list for the user based on the conditions they entered for their trip. Some of the components of the tool that determine what is on the list include:

Start & End Date Of The Trip
Maximum & Minimum Expected Temperatures
Gender
Expected Accommodations
Kids (By Age Group)
Various Possibilities (Is it an international trip?, Will it rain?, etc.)
Activities Participating In (Climbing, Beach, etc.)
Transportation Method
The Size Of Your Bag
Another convenient detail that is included with the Universal Packing List is the option to email your completed list to yourself or someone else of your choosing. This makes it easy to share with family members or a group.

To get a good idea of how useful this tool would be, I went ahead and input the following information to simulate bugging out by myselfon foot during the summer:

Dates of Trip: 25-27 July
Temperatures: 50-86 Degrees Farenheitec604_250x200-dc85a53
Gender: Male
Accommodations: Camping
Kids: None
Other Conditions: It may rain, I use a backpack, wash my own clothes, and cook my own food.
Activities: Trekking
Transportation: Hitchhiking
Size of Bag: Normal
Here is the packing list that I was provided:

Things To Do Before You Leave –

Wash the dishes
Shave
Pet Care
Unplug electrical stuff
Turn down (or up, depending on where you live) the temperature in your home
Memorize PIN codes to credit cards and your phone’s SIM card
Memorize the PIN code to your phone’s SIM card
Check out what hospitals are covered by your health insurance
Install or recharge batteries
Get maps
Clothes –

Underwear
Shirts
T-shirts
Shorts
Socks
Trousers ( Pants, Jeans )
Sweater
Cap ( Hat )
Shoes –

Walking shoes
Sandals ( Flip-flops )
Optional Clothes –

Belt
Raincoat
Umbrella
Swimming trunks ( Bikini )
Pyjamas ( Pajamas )
Beach pants
Jewelry
Clothes For Cold Weather –

Jacket ( Wind breaker )
Money And Documents –

Basic Documents –

Insurance certificate ( Health Insurance card )
Cash
Credit/ATM cards ( Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, American Express etc )
Driver’s license
ID card
Address list (with phone numbers and email addresses)
Optional Documents –

This packing list
International Student Identification Card ( ISIC )
Tourist organization certificate
For Carrying Money And Documents –

Wallet
Paper folder
Maps –

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Large scale map
Books –

Novels
Guidebook
Equipment –

Things For Packing –

Backpack ( Rucksack )
Small extra backpack ( Knap sack, Day pack )
Luggage tags
Things For Sleeping –

Sleeping bag
Tent
Sheets ( Bed covers )
Pillowcase
Sleeping mattress
Cooking Equipment –

Stove
Extra fuel
Can opener
Eating utensils ( Cutlery )
Drinking cup
Plate
Washing-up liquid
Eating Equipment –

Cork screw
Miscellaneous Equipment –

Compass
Candle
Earplugs
Lighter ( Matches )
Sunglasses
Keys
Hygiene –

Toilet bag ( Bathroom bag, Necessaire )
Razor
Shaving gel ( Shaving foam )
Electric shaver
Toothbrush ( Electric toothbrush with charger )
Toothpaste
Soap
Soap box
Liquid soap
Shampoo
Toilet paper
Deodorant
Sunblock lotion
Hygiene (optional) –

Comb
Hair brush
Barrettes, headbands, hair ties
Detergent ( Laundry soap )
Sink plug
Fingernail clippers
Moisturizer
Health –

General Health Items –

Prescription medicine
Condoms
Sore tape ( Adhesive tape )
Insect repellent
Water bottle
Water purifying filter
Pills, Tablets And Medicines –

Motion sickness tablets
Fever tablets
Pain killers
Allergy pills ( Anti-histamines )
Electrical Stuff –

General Electrical Items –

Cell Phone ( Mobile Phone, Cellular Phone )
Charger to Smartphone/Cell Phone
Multi Power Outlet
Computer
Watch
Flashlight ( Torch )
Bookmark reading light
Extra batteries for your camera, flash, torch, watch, MP3-player and GPS
GPS
Camera Equipment –

Camera
Memory cards35
Film
Generic Photo Equipment –

Camera bag
Music Items –

Music player ( Cassette, CD, MiniDisc, MP3 )
Headphones
Mountain Equipment –

Hiking Equipment –

Hiking trousers
Long sleeve shirt
Hiking Boots
Woolen socks
As you can see, there are WAY too many items here to fit into a normal sized bag. At the same time, there are items listed that would not be necessary in a survival situation like a music player and headphones, a computer, or a corkscrew while there are items that would be necessary to survive like food, water, and a knife. Regardless, if you are not sure where to start when putting your kit together or are curious how various conditions might affect your packing list, the Universal Packing List may be a useful tool.

Other useful resources:

Backyard Innovator (A Self Sustaining Source Of Fresh Meat,Vegetables And Clean Drinking Water)

Blackout USA (EMP survival and preparedness)

Conquering the coming collapse (Financial advice and preparedness )

Liberty Generator (Build and make your own energy source)

Backyard Liberty (Easy and cheap DIY Aquaponic system to grow your organic and living food bank)

Bullet Proof Home (A Prepper’s Guide in Safeguarding a Home )

Family Self Defense (Best Self Defense Strategies For You And Your Family)

Sold Out After Crisis (Best 37 Items To Hoard For A Long Term Crisis)

 

 

SOURCE : thepreparedninja.com

Building Your SHTF Gunshot Survival Kit

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The purpose of survival culture is to assess and address probabilities and uncertainties, and of course, prepare accordingly. We view assumption as the greatest Achilles Heal of humanity, and disdain attitudes of complacency, apathy, and general stupidity. For us, wide eyed and naïve ignorance is a fatal disease; one that gestates during the best of times, and strikes mercilessly during the worst of times. That said, there are some scenarios which even survivalists do not like to think about. [Read more…]

Would you want to survive the end of civilization?

Let’s say the end of the world as we know it is coming — but someone offers you a priceless spot in their guaranteed-to-be-safe bunker, so you can be one of the chosen few who rebuilds the Earth. Would you want to survive, and emerge into the post-apocalyptic wasteland? Would the positives of playing a role in a new society outweigh the loss of creature comforts? Or would you rather just go out with the majority of the human race?

I wouldn’t last long in a Mad Max-style world — the most complex thing I can do to my car is replace its refrigerant. I’d probably die in the first couple of months — or once my glasses broke, whichever came first.

But what if the new world resembled ours, just a little more rugged and difficult? Would you enjoy the opportunity to rebuild society? Here are a few of the positives and negatives associated with a civilization changing event to help you decide.

The top image of a civilization extreme shown in Mad Max 2: Road Warrior.

The Negatives

Your new world lacks the creature comforts of today – no electricity, no communication, no instant access to a plethora of information. Hell, the information that lies in your head likely carries little value.

If you have read any of the 99 issues of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, you know that surviving in a new world with few skills amidst packs of zombies and dangerous people is no way to live. Thankfully, the end of the world as we know it probably wouldn’t include flesh-eating zombies. The end of civilization, however, would bring with it a lack of communication, resources, and lead to immense amounts of unbearable drama, due to fear, hunger, and power grabs.

Do you want to live in a situation where every day includes a dangerous search for food, your nights involve defensive formations to protect those in your community, and you never know what the next moment will bring?

This type of vicious world definitely has its extremes. The bad times would cease over time as groups of people join together to reform civilization, but he birth pains of this new civilization will be severe. Would you want a part in the new world?

The Positives

What if the end of civilization leaves you in a reasonably safe place, amongst family and friends? The television show Jericho explored such a scenario. An independent community relied on itself to survive, with scant information about the outside world. In this case, it might be fun to start things over — maintain a background set of laws to maintain order, but re-create society in your image. This view might be a tad bit on the optimistic side, but it’s a possibility.

Your new life will lack a number of the meaningless stresses of today — no e-mail to check, no presentations to give, no centuries old baggage stemming from geopolitical conflicts. The slate is wiped clean — why not take advantage of the positives inherent in a second chance?

Your Decision

Would you want to survive a devastating event that turns society on its head? The role you play in the rebuilding process might be a large one — how do you weigh the pros and cons?

Images from Image/Skybound and CBS Paramount Network Television.

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SOURCE : http://www.urbanprepping.com