Most Americans have no idea that biological weapons could potentially bring our nation to a complete and utter standstill within a matter of days. In recent articles I have been trying to get people to understand why it would be so exceedingly dangerous for the United States to attack North Korea. If the North Koreans used weapons of mass destruction, we could easily be facing a situation in which millions of North Korean and Japanese citizens end up dead. But since it would happen on the other side of the planet, such a scenario doesn’t seem to emotionally move a lot of people. So today, I want to try to get people to understand the immense devastation that just a handful of North Korean agents could cause inside our own country. [Read more…]
What Is The Government Preparing For?
You may not be getting prepared for a major national disaster, but the government sure is. I have been informed that in recent months numerous emergency food companies have been contacted by the government, and they have been told that their inventories could potentially be seized in the event of a significant emergency. And as you will see below, the government recently participated in an exercise that simulated “an unprecedented global food crisis lasting as long as a decade”. In addition, NPR has just revealed details about the very secretive Strategic National Stockpile program that is storing billions of dollars worth of medical supplies in warehouses around the nation. This is a program that most Americans do not even know exists. On top of everything else, strange reports of military vehicles with UN markings have been coming in from all over the nation. So what in the world is the government up to? Why are they working so feverishly hard to get prepared? [Read more…]
Helpful Holistic Organic Tips for Survival Emergency Prepping
Why Prepping Goes Beyond TEOTWAWKI
Preparing for emergencies is not just about preparing for “the end of the world as we know it”. It is important to prepare the body, the mind, and the spirit to be able to do better than just cope and survive. We all have important self-care needs and the last thing we need to be concerned about when the worst case scenarios occur is wondering where our food will come from, how we will take care of our hygiene, and how our families will cope and stay healthy. It is important to think beyond the basic survival mode needs. Self-care includes meditation, aromatherapy, yoga, Tai Chi, positive affirmation, visualization, laughter, everything that helps you stay well and feeling well. [Read more…]
5 Years of TEOTWAWKI
I have often thought about what 5 years of TEOTWAWKI would look like. It is not pretty.
The most likely causes of a long-term TEOTWAWKI at this time include:
- Magnetic Pole Switch
- Super Volcano leading to Nuclear Winter
- EMP Attack or Nuclear War
- Global Flu Pandemic
- Global Economic Meltdown and Multi-year Economic Depression
- Global Drought and Famine caused by climate change
- Global Oil Shortages due to lessening production or interruption due to war
What keeps me awake at night is the prospect of a financial collapse. Unless something dramatically changes in the world economies, I believe the next great economic depression is coming soon. If you life in Argentina, Greece or Spain, the depression has already arrived and millions are suffering from it. With 50% youth unemployment in Spain, cancer patients in Greece with no access to chemo drugs, or the malnutrition of Argentina’s underclass children, economic depression is real, painful, and reduces life expectancy. [Read more…]
30,000 Year Old Virus from Siberia About to be Awakened
After unearthing a 30,000-year-old virus from the icy wasteland of Siberia, scientists plan to awaken it under the premise of ‘fear that a warming climate will awaken dangerous microscopic pathogens.’ One might ask; however, what is the real reason that scientists want to unleash a super virus that has long slumbered?
Though scientists ‘plan to make sure the virus won’t cause damage to plants or animals’ of the modern age, French researchers announced the discovery of Mollivirus sibericum, the fourth type of pre-historic virus found since 2003. In order to qualify as a ‘giant’ virus, as this is not just an inflated metaphor to describe the pathogen, it must be longer than half a micron, or .00002 of an inch. Found in northeast Russia, Mollivirus measured at .6 microns.
These primary groups will be made up with those who have contributing knowledge, experience and skills having to do with our basic and necessary ‘needs’ for long term survival. Within each group will be subsets of skills (some of which will reach across other groups), and these subsets will each relate and contribute up towards the the primary objective of each group.
Gardeners, Farmers, Horticulture
Anyone with expertise related to the procurement of food, will be deemed important.
Successful gardeners and farmers will be highly valued, even more than those with hunting skills, because the probable situation will be a diminishing harvest of wild animal resources for consumption after a fairly short while in many areas. The skills for raising livestock will also be important, although these animals will need food and water too…
The fact is, humans can live from the right foods grown in the ground, and those with experience in this area will be providing a life-sustaining asset to the group, and may be the most important of all.
Water Management, Environmental Engineer, Plumbing
Anyone who has experience with things having to do with all things ‘water’, including procuring, storing, and treatment for drinking, waste management, irrigation, and the associated plumbing, construction, and electro-mechanical skills to build, power, and maintain these systems.
Safe drinking water. Sanitation. Watering/irrigating your garden. It’s one thing to deal with this for yourself, but it’s quite another to provide for a group, especially and potentially without today’s modern infrastructure systems.
Anyone with the hands-on skills to build and maintain things having to do with ‘shelter’, especially those with the ability to work with more primitive methods of building and constructing without electricity. These are the people who could build from materials that are available, things like shelters/home, barns/out-buildings, fences, and other infrastructure.
This group might include people who are knowledgeable in the field of alternative energy, which could be extremely valuable assuming that the associated materials and equipment have been procured and are operational. Utilizing water for energy, the sun, and the ‘how-to’ knowledge to apply it.
Anyone with particular experience and skills having to do with all things ‘security’ will be very important, and a necessary asset to the overall group in order to establish defensive and offensive plans and procedures dealing with others who may wish to do the unit harm.
There is little doubt that during an all-out collapse that this group will be a very important asset, especially during the initial timeline when the sheeple have just realized that they’re up the creek without a paddle… and the immediate months that will follow.
While just about anyone can shoot a firearm, etc., the best in this group will probably be those with direct experience with such strategic and combat issues… ex-military, police, security, etc.
Doctors, Nurses, Medical
Anyone having worked in the medical field, especially doctors and nurses, will be a life-saving asset for injuries, which will surely happen.
Without the luxuries afforded us by our modern medical systems (hospitals, high-tech, etc.), any injury could rapidly become life-threatening. Safety should and will become a very important habit in a post-collapse world.
In summary, immediately following the collapse of society will not leave enough time to learn and become successful at new skills such as farming or gardening, for example. Your mistakes could cost your life (no food). So, this implies that those who already have the skills, will be the one’s who stand a better chance of longer term survival.
I know that this is all pretty logical stuff having to do with rebuilding and sustaining a community, but it warrants thought. Many in modern society have skills which would be useless post-disaster. Knowing that… may motivate some of you to learn one or two ‘basic’ skills which may contribute to saving your life IF you ever needed them for real…
While the list above is off the top of my head while contemplating only what may be the ‘most’ important of the many… there are many others which will be of practical and useful input to a group after a societal collapse. Feel free to add to the list with your comments…
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)
Eight more Ebola deaths have occurred overnight, and nine more are deaths are suspected to have been caused by the disease though lab results are yet to be announced.
Liberia has now confirmed that their suspected cases are Ebola and they are expecting the death toll to rise. All the deaths are from the Zaire strain, the most serious of the five known strains of the disease.
This outbreak is unusual because ALL other cases have been further east and south in Africa, the track of the disease appears to be moving northwest.
Large public gatherings in Conakry, the capital of Guinea have been cancelled over fears of further spread.
Senegalese singer Youssou Ndour cancelled Saturday’s concert in Guinea’s capital Conakry because of the outbreak. he told the BBC:
”It would not be a good idea to bring hundreds or thousands of people together in an enclosed area.”
The health minister of neighbouring Senegal has confirmed that the land border between Senegal and Guinea is closed and will remain so until further notice.
Conakry has an airport with terminals for both domestic and international flights. According to TripAdvisor 17 airlines operate out of Conakry, and a minimum of 119 international flights leave the airport each week. Only nine go direct to other cities, leaving 110 flights that stop at other airports en route.
Direct flights from Conakry to Paris take off several times each week with Air France running a regular service.
Numerous airlines operate a London Heathrow flight with a stop in Europe, usually Paris before the short hop to London
EIGHT airlines operate a Conakry to New York service with a stop in Europe before continuing across the Atlantic.
Bookings are still being taken on all the main sites today. I managed to get flights without any warnings or advisories appearing. Had I not failed to pay I would be the proud owner of several tickets that would drop me right in the middle of the hot zone by the end of this week. Then of course they would fly me back home at a later date…
It needs pointing out that bodily secretions includes sweat, that comes into contact with cuts or grazes or makes contact with the eyes or mucus membranes. Repiratory spread has been proven and documented between animals, even different species of animals. 13 cases of Ebola have been found since 1976 where respiratory transmission is a distinct possibility as there was no contact with infected food, contaminated clothing or contact with any other victim in the outbreak.
Years of Big pharma not investing in drug research for Ebola has left us at the mercy of a disease that could literally wipe out 90% of the people on the planet if it starts to spread unchecked.
The reason they won’t do the research is costs. The cost of developing a drug would not pay for itself because outbreaks of the disease are generally small and more often than not contained due to the remote geographical locations involved.
Well Conakry is not remote, it is the capital city of Guinea and as I type international flights are both landing and taking off. Today to Casablanca, Paris, Dakar, Nouakchott and Abidjan.
Let’s hope only happy memories and photographs are brought back from Guinea, because the alternatives are too horrific to contemplate.
You can read more about Ebola here
SOURCE : undergroundmedic.com
The Ebola outbreak in Guinea has reached the capital Conakry. The strain has been confirmed as Ebola Zaire, the worst of the five known strains.
* Ebola Zaire: 80-90 % fatal.
* Ebola Sudan: 50% fatal
* Ebola Bundibugyo: 25% fatal
* Ebola Cote d’Ivoire: only 2 cases recorded, both survived
* Ebola Reston: no known human cases so far, though five people have been found with the antibodies to Reston in their system.
The disease has travelled 526 miles from Nzerekore to Conakry since Wednesday. It is a highly infectious disease and there are fears that community spread has already occurred.
With an incubation time between 4 and 21 days, and an average mean of 16 days, the amount of people an infected person has come into is considerable. Public transport is often overloaded and crowded living conditions give the disease ample opportunity to spread.
The fatality rate in the current outbreak is 63%, this equates to 70 deaths out of 111. So concerned is the Senegal government that they have closed their borders with Guinea until further notice. Eight cases have now been isolated in the capital Conakry.
Guinea is an abjectly poor country and medical aid workers have arrived in the country and the EU has sent $690,000 to assist them in stopping the spread of the disease.
Liberia and Sierra Leone are reporting 13 suspected cases between them which have resulted in 11 deaths.
Ebola can be passed in all body secretions including sweat and can be passed to people via inappropriate handing of corpses. It can be passed via wildlife, either by a biting or scratching injury or by eating an infected animal.
What governments and clinicians fear is a person incubating Ebola travelling through an international airport, infecting people from around the globe, before boarding their flight. With the average incubation taking 16 days tracing contacts of an infected individual would be a logistical nightmare. Many believe it would be an impossible task as airports only hold names of those booked on flights, not friends and relatives who are seeing them, and thousands of others off on their journeys.
After three decades in the health care environment I am not easily scared by bacteria and viruses. Out of all the diseases that are capable of doing us harm, Ebola scares me the most, in fact it terrifies me.
If there is just one confirmed case in the UK me and mine are in lockdown until I am certain there are no further cases.
SOURCE : undergroundmedic.com
10 Health Conspiracy Theories
But before we get to that, I wanted to share with you some of the specific results of the survey that I mentioned above. The following comes from USA Today…
The online survey of 1,351 adults found:
• 37% agree the Food and Drug Administration is keeping “natural cures for cancer and other diseases” away from the public because of “pressure from drug companies.”
• 20% believe health officials are hiding evidence that cellphones cause cancer.
• 20% believe doctors and health officials push child vaccines even though they “know these vaccines cause autism and other psychological disorders.”
• Smaller numbers endorse theories involving fluoride, genetically modified foods and the deliberate infection of African Americans with HIV.
• 49% believe at least one of the theories and 18% believe at least three.
With the Crimea referendum passed and Russia ready to annex the region, the United States and the European Union have threatened sanctions. The full extent of these sanctions is not yet known, and announcements are pending for the end of March. If these measures are concrete, they will of course be followed inevitably by economic warfare, including a reduction of natural gas exports to the EU and the eventually full dump of the U.S. dollar by Russia and China. As I have discussed in recent articles, the result of these actions will be disastrous.
For those of us in the liberty movement, it is now impossible to ignore the potential threat to our economy. No longer can people claim that “perhaps” there will be a crisis someday, that perhaps “five or 10 years” down the road we will have to face the music. No, the threat is here now, and it is very real.
The loss of the dollar’s world reserve status will destroy the only thread holding up its value, namely, investor faith. There are only two possible outcomes from that point onward:
A) The U.S. will be forced to default because no nation will purchase our Treasury bonds and support our debt spending, causing the dollar’s value to implode.
B) The Fed will choose to restart and expand quantitative easing measures, confiscate pension funds, raid bank accounts or issue new taxes in order to keep the system afloat; this will also end in the eventual collapse of dollar value and hyperinflation.
The consequences will lead to an explosion in prices — first in commodities and necessities like petroleum, imported raw materials, food, electricity, etc. and then in all other goods and services. Austerity measures will be instituted by Federal and State governments. Cuts to social welfare programs, including food stamps, are probable. Civil infrastructure will suffer. The cost effectiveness of maintaining public utilities could become unrealistic. Anyone relying on such services may find themselves cut off for days, weeks or indefinitely. Public suffering will invariably rise, along with public crime.
If events like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans are any indication, the Federal government’s response will be inadequate, to say the least. The Federal Emergency Management Agency clearly cannot be relied upon to provide food, shelter, medical care or protection for communities. In fact, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Feds did far more harm than good, corralling people into camps where death was rampant and disarming outlying neighborhoods so that they could not defend themselves. Tens of millions of dollars in donated and Federally purchased necessities were never delivered to aid survivors. Trucks were turned away, and help from civilian sources was denied.
The point is, if you find yourself in the midst of a national or international catastrophe, you should assume that you will be on your own with whatever preparations you made beforehand. To assume otherwise would be foolish, given our government’s track record.
There are some people who will argue that during an international crisis, such as an economic war or a world war, there is no purpose to preparedness. They will argue that there is nothing an individual or family can do to weather the storm or fight back, because the scale of the threat would be “too great.” There is no place for such defeatism in the life of the liberty-minded. The scale of the threat is irrelevant, and only cowards give up a fight before it even begins. Survival and freedom require an unwavering conviction. Nihilists will fulfill their own prophecies, suffering a fate exactly as they imagine for the rest of us; living in fear, slavery, and obscurity.
That said, it is also important to acknowledge the truth that the majority of Americans today are utterly unready for a minor localized disaster, let alone a national or global crisis. This problem, though, could be easily remedied with a few simple beginning steps. I find that most people are not averse to the idea of preparedness, but many have trouble taking the first steps in the right direction. For longtime preparedness champions, the information listed here might seem like old-hat. However, I challenge each liberty movement member to approach at least one friend or family member who could benefit from the steps below. Prepping appears daunting to the uninitiated; show them how simple it can actually be.
Below is a list of goals that every liberty movement member and American can easily achieve starting today and continuing over the course of the next month. If enough citizens were to take the initiative to do these things, all threats — no matter how imposing — could be overcome.
Buy Three Months Of Food Stock
Food supply is the greatest Achilles’ heel of the American populace. Most homes store less than one week’s worth of food items at any given time. The average person needs between 2,000 and 3,000 calories per day to maintain sufficient energy for survival. It takes around four to six weeks for a person to die of starvation and malnutrition. In a collapse scenario, most deaths will likely occur within the first few months, either by weakness and illness, or by looting and violence. The idea is to at least get through this first catastrophic phase without becoming a villain, or falling victim to one. One person removed from starvation is one possible threat removed from the equation.
Three months of supply is not ideal by any means, but it will buy you precious time. Start with 2,000 calories per day per person. Bulk foods can be purchased cheaply (for now) and can at the very least provide sustenance during emergencies. A 20-pound bag of rice, for instance, can be had for less than $15 and provides about 30,000 calories, or 2,000 calories per day for 15 days for one person. Supplement with beans, canned vegetables and meats, honey for sugar, or freeze-dried goods, and you will be living more comfortably than 90 percent of the population.
Food stockpiling is one of the easiest and most vital measures a person could take. Yet, sadly, it is one of the last preparations on people’s minds.
Buy A Water Filter
Do not count on city water to remain functional. Even during a drawn-out economic downturn rather than an immediate crisis, there is a good chance that some utilities will be sporadic and unreliable. This means you will have to focus on rainwater collection, as well as water from unclean sources. Boiling the water will kill any bacteria, but it will not kill the taste of sediments and other materials floating around. A high-grade survival filter is the best way to get clean water that tastes good.
The average person needs about a gallon of water per day to remain healthy and hydrated. I highly recommend the Sawyer Mini Water Filter, which is a compact washable filter that can cleanse up to 100,000 gallons of water. It uses no moving parts, making it harder to break; and it costs only $20.
Buy A Small Solar Kit
Try going a week or two without electricity, and you may find how dismal life can truly be. The very absence of light at night reduces one’s productivity time drastically, and using fuel for lanterns is not practical in the long term. Solar power is truly the way to go for a grid-collapse scenario.
I’ve heard much whining about the cost of solar power, but small systems that will serve most electrical needs can be set up for less than $1,000. Two 100-watt panels, a power inverter, charge controller and four to six 12-volt deep-cycle batteries are enough to deal with most electrical needs in a survival situation; and all these items can be contained in a portable foot locker for minimal cost. New solar panels are much more effective in low-light conditions and winter weather as well, making solar a must-have prep item.
Store A Fuel Source
Twenty gallons of gasoline treated with fuel saver is not expensive to purchase today, but in the midst of hyperinflation, it may be impossible to obtain tomorrow. Kerosene is useful for heating and cooking. Propane can be stored for decades and runs numerous appliances. If you live in a forested area, dried wood can be had for free, and can keep you warm throughout the winter months (keep in mind the your local danger factor when using fire). It is vital to have a means to stay warm and fed during the most difficult seasonal changes, especially during a grid down scenario.
Find Alternative Shelter
There are no guarantees during a full-spectrum disaster. Having all your eggs in one basket is not only stupid, but unnecessary. Always have a plan B. That means scouting an alternative location for you and your family in the event that your current shelter comes under threat. This location should be far enough away from large population centers but still within a practical range for you to reach them. It should also have a nearby water source, and be defensible. Establishing supply caches near this site is imperative. Do not assume that you will be able to take all of your survival supplies with you from your home. Expect that surprises of a frighteningvariety will arise.
Buy One Semi-Automatic Rifle
At this point I really don’t care what model of rifle people purchase, as long as they have one, preferably in high capacity and semi-automatic. AR-15, AK-47, Saiga, SKS, M1A: just get one! Every American should be armed with a military-grade rifle. If you are not, you are not only negligent in your duty as a free citizen, but you are also at a distinct disadvantage against the kind of opponents you are likely to face in a collapse situation.
Buy 1,000 Rounds Of Ammunition
Again, this is by no means an ideal stockpile, but it is enough to get you through a couple rough patches if you train furiously. Cheap AK-47 ammo can be had for $5 for a box of 20 rounds. Get what you can while you can, because the prices are only going to skyrocket in the near term.
Approach One Friend Or Neighbor
Community is what will make the difference between life and death during a SHTF collapse. I challenge everyone in the liberty movement to find at least ONE other person to work with in the event of disaster. Lone-wolf operations may be strategically practical for short periods of time; but everyone needs rest, and everyone needs someone else to watch his back. Do not fall into the delusion that you will be able to handle everything on your own.
Learn One Barter Skill
Learn how to fix one vital thing or provide one vital service. Try emergency medical training, gunsmithing or metal working, as long as it is an ability that people will value. You have to be able to produce something that people want in order to sustain yourself beyond the point at which your survival stockpile runs out. Be sure that you are seen as indispensable to those around you.
Grow A Garden
Spring is upon us, and now is the perfect opportunity to grow your own food supply. If you have even a small yard, use that space to grow produce. Focus on high-protein and high-vitamin foods. Buy a dehydrator or canning supplies and save everything. Use heirloom seeds so that you can collect new seed from each crop to replant in the future. If every American had a garden in his backyard, I wouldn’t be half as worried about our survival as I am today.
Prepare Your Mind For Calamity
The most valuable resource you will ever have is your own mind. The information held within it and the speed at which you adapt will determine your survival, whether you have massive preparations or minimal preparations. Most people are not trained psychologically to handle severe stress, and this is why they die. Panic equals extinction. Calm readiness equals greater success.
The state of our financial system is one of perpetual tension. The structure is so weak that any catalyst or trigger event could send it tumbling into the abyss. Make no mistake; time is running out. We may witness a terrifying breakdown tomorrow, in a year, or if we are lucky, a little longer. The path, though, has been set and there is no turning back. All of the items above can be undertaken with minimal cash flow. If you receive a regular paycheck, you can establish a survival supply for yourself and your family. There are no excuses.
Take the steps above seriously. Set your goals for the next four weeks and see how many of them you can accomplish. Do what you can today, or curse yourself tomorrow. What’s it going to be?
SOURCE : www.alt-market.com