Where Will You Go When North Korean Agents Release Biological Weapons In Major U.S. Cities?

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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…]

Sierra Leone announces indefinite citizen lockdown: two million people forced into endless quarantine as food prices skyrocket

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High-density population areas of Sierra Leone have just been locked down in the largest pandemic quarantine in history, and it’s already causing a collapse of the food delivery infrastructure. The local government says forced isolation orders will remain in effect until Ebola is eradicated. This essentially means that millions of people are now under a state of military quarantine until they either become immune to Ebola or die from it.

“President Ernest Bai Koroma put Port Loko, Bombali, and Moyamba districts under isolation with immediate effect, allowing only people delivering essential services to enter and circulate within these areas,” reports Associated Press. [1] “The restrictions will remain in place until the chain of transmission is broken, officials said.”

AP goes on to report:

Sierra Leone on Thursday took the dramatic step of sealing off districts where more than 1 million people live as it and other West African countries struggle to control the Ebola outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives.

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The food delivery infrastructure of Sierra Leone has now collapsed

The problem with quarantines is that they restrict the movement of goods and services (i.e. food, medicine, etc.) at the same time they restrict the movement of an infectious virus.

Predictably, the enforcement of quarantines across Sierra Leone have caused a collapse in that nation’s food delivery infrastructure. This, of course, is causing food prices to skyrocket:

“…food prices have soared, some markets have shut and the delivery of goods has slowed,” reports AP.

It’s classic supply and demand, of course, and it’s a universal phenomenon. That means it will also happen in the United States, Europe, Canada or anywhere else a quarantine is put into effect.

Six harsh lessons in the reality of food shortages and quarantines

By observing the reality of what is unfolding in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, we are learning several extremely valuable lessons:

Lesson #1: The preppers have always been right

If you aren’t stockpiling food supplies for your own home, community or church, you’re crazy. Food shortages happen almost immediately in any quarantine scenario. The preppers have been right about this all along, of course.

Lesson #2: Quarantines halt food delivery logistics

Food deliveries require the ability of both people and transportation vehicles to move freely across a region or nation. When that freedom to remove is restricted, food deliveries cease. This, of course, results in almost immediate food shortages.

Lesson #3: If you are caught in a quarantine zone, you will not be allowed to escape, even if the pandemic gets far worse

The entire purpose of a quarantine zone is to “halt the chain of transmission” of the disease. For this reason, even healthy, non-infected people will be forced to remain in the quarantine zone indefinitely. Remember the movie “Escape from New York” with Kurt Russell? Governments will shoot those trying to escape.

Lesson #4: If food is not brought in from outside the quarantine, those inside the boundaries will starve to death

All the food deliveries into a quarantine zone are completely dependent on the government, and the government has a horrible track record of responding to any catastrophe with adequate supplies. Those who are trapped inside the quarantine zone are now at the mercy of incompetent government, and many may face starvation.

Lesson #5: Quarantines are announced without advanced warning

There is zero warning that a quarantine is going to be announced in your city or neighborhood. They are announced and enforced with a sense of military immediacy for precisely the reason that they don’t want people escaping and spreading the disease! Thus, you have no chance to bug out before the lockdown goes into effect.

Lesson #6: Your plan to “bug out” to a rural location is suddenly useless

Many Americans currently live in cities while maintaining bug out plans that will relocate themselves and their families to rural locations. These plans are useful in certain situations where warnings can be detected in advance, but they are useless in a sudden military quarantine. If you are caught inside the quarantine boundaries when the lockdown is announced, you’re already too late.

For this reason alone, actually living at your bug out location is a superior strategy if you have the funds to move away from the city (and leave behind the higher wages the cities offer).

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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)

 

 

 

Sources for this story include:

[1] http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EBOLA…

Source: NaturalNews
Written by Mike Adams

How To Prepare Your Family For A Catastrophic Disaster

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How To Prepare Your Family For A Catastrophic Disaster

How To Prepare

Disaster preparedness is something that all families should talk about regularly. Whether the threat is fire, flood, invasion by an enemy force or any other kind of disaster, being prepared can save the lives of your family members. It also helps to reduce fear and panic when something does happen, enabling your family to respond with intelligence and efficiency.

Preparing Your Children

Disasters can be particularly traumatic for children, many of whom are already beginning to feel that much of the world is outside of their control. When disaster strikes, and it becomes clear that parents cannot always prevent things like fires, floods and earthquakes from affecting the family, they can become especially vulnerable.

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Preppernomics: The Importance of an Emergency Fund

Emergency_Fund2SHTF events come in many different flavors. While most of us think of things like natural disasters, economic collapse and pandemics, many occurrences are much more mundane. They are those small personal disasters that can hit any of us, at any time.

Maybe your refrigerator stops making that weird humming noise and gives up the ghost altogether.

Perhaps your car begins leaking colorful fluids in the driveway.

A family emergency could call you away at the last minute, requiring a lengthy drive and hotel stay.

Personally, a medical emergency has occurred with my daughter, resulting in a long drive to see a specialist, some unexpected meals out, and the purchase of a parking pass at the city hospital. It’s a cringe-worthy expense of several hundred dollars, not to mention the possibility of other costs related to the care of the injury itself. My friend Y (*waves at Y*) very graciously offered a bit of help with the fuel expenses.

I said, “Oh, that’s okay. I’ll just take it from my emergency fund.”

Y replied, “Have you ever written on the topic of the emergency fund?”

So, yeah – the emergency fund. What a relief to have one! Having that money, sitting there, takes what would been an enormous worry out of the equations so that I can spend all my mental energy helping my child. Whatever the personal SHTF event may be, having some money set aside to deal with it is every bit as much of a prep as a one year supply of beans and rice.

How much do you need?

One of the first things that money gurus recommend to people trying to get their finances on track is that they set aside an emergency fund. As someone trying to be prepared for any eventuality, it only makes sense to have something put away for a rainy day.

Everyone’s financial situation is different, so instead of a cookie cutter suggestion about how much money to keep on hand, consider your expenses. If you lost your job suddenly, and for some reason, never got another pay check, how much money would you need to survive for 1 month? 3 months? 1 year? While putting aside a year’s worth of expenses would be the penultimate goal for many, being able to cover 1-3 months of expenses will allow you a little bit of breathing room should financial disaster strike. (If you don’t know how much the household expenses cost each month, it’s time to figure that out!)

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What currency should you use for your emergency fund?

Although many preppers are not fans of fiat currency, it’s still important to remember that in the world that exists today, government issued currency is most likely to be the unit of trade needed. If your car breaks down or you have to replace the refrigerator, you probably aren’t going to be paying for those items with gold ingots or silver coins.

I suggest that you keep a cash emergency fund of one month of expenses. This money is instantly available for life’s little surprises. Generally speaking, this will be enough for impromptu car repairs, appliance replacements or other small unexpected events.

Once your emergency fund is greater than the amount needed for one month, however, you may want to consider diversifying from simply cash. Precious metals are always a good option. While many people do not consider themselves “liquid” with their savings in PMs, it is nearly always a simple matter to exchange them for fiat currency. You have an added benefit with precious metals, in that they hold their value, unlike the dollar, which is consistently declining in value. I was initially overwhelmed by the idea of investing in gold and silver, thinking that it was for “rich people”. However, that is not the case. You can make a small investment with each paycheck and be secure in the knowledge that if disaster strikes, you have currency that will retain its value.

After you’ve gotten your emergency fund past the 3 month point, you can continue to convert your savings to precious metals, or, if needed, you can increase your tangible goods like seeds, storable food and home defense items.

Where should you keep your emergency fund?

Most folks keep their savings in the bank. It’s just the way things have been for over 100 years. However, some of us have become aware that banks are in precarious straits. Just last summer, we learned that deposit accounts are no longer legally protected. As well, the Federal Reserve passed a policy that in the event of an economic crisis (think “bank run) that accounts can be frozen to preserve the liquidity of the banks.

For most of us, banking is a necessary evil. Our paychecks are directly deposited. We pay our bills online. Our mortgage payments are automatically debited. My recommendation is not to leave in any more money than is required to meet these expenses. I personally withdraw everything beyond the bills coming out between pay periods.

For the reasons mentioned above, safety deposit boxes are also not a place you want to keep your savings. If the banks doors are locked, your precious metals and cash are locked in too, and you will have no access until the bank reopens. In the event of a disaster, that might be a very long time, if ever.

Some people consider their credit cards to be an emergency fund. Credit cards are not an emergency fund. Let me repeat that. CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT AN EMERGENCY FUND. You might be able to pay for an unexpected expense using one, but this is not ideal. By the time you pay the interest over the next few months, you will be paying far more than the cost of your purchase, miring yourself deeper into financial problems. And yes, if you have to use a credit card to pay for an emergency, you have financial problems.

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Consider investing in one or more fireproof safes. Be creative about where you hide them, and when you’ve selected a spot, bolt them into the floor. Keep your cash and PMs at home. Remember, if you don’t have it, you don’t own it. Some people bury PMs in a cache.

When budgets are tight, how can you bankroll your rainy day fund?

If you don’t have some rainy day money, it is of the utmost importance that you fund this right away It’s time to change your financial lifestyle. This isn’t really fun, but the economy is continuing to freefall (despite with the White House and mainstream media would have you believe). The day is coming soon when these cuts will be mandatory. Isn’t it better to make the cuts now while our dollars will still help us to prepare?

Most of us have some places that we can cut the budget. To put it into perspective, a fancy frozen coffee concoction from Starbucks is about $6. Today, in Canada, the price of silver is $29.67 per ounce. One week without Starbucks =1 ounce of silver. Exercise some “tough love” and strip your budget down to the bare bones until you have a months worth of expenses put aside.

Sell something. Do you have a basement full of unused relics? Exercise equipment, old furniture, unused appliances -all of these things taking up valuable storage real estate can help you to establish your emergency fund. Hang on to things like gold and silver jewelry, though – it will increase in value.

Get a second job. You don’t have to plan to work two jobs indefinitely, but spending one day a week babysitting or taking on a different part time job can help you get your savings into the comfort zone.

What constitutes an “emergency” worthy of dipping in to the fund?

Once you have your emergency fund established, you might wonder, “What can I spend this on?”

Ideally, nothing. The goal is never to spend this money. This little safe full of money squirreled away is there for situations that cannot be addressed with your regular income.

Here are some things that are NOT emergencies:

  • Trips to the mall
  • Concert tickets
  • Vacations
  • Your 346th pair of shoes
  • A celebratory dinner at a nice restaurant
  • Cellphone bill

As yourself a few questions. Will it cost me more money if I do this later rather than sooner? Is the expenditure related to a safety issue? Is the expenditure related to a health issue? When will you have the money to pay for this out of your regular income?

  • Refrigerator
  • Car Repair
  • Medication/Medical Bill
  • Washing Machine (not in all situations, but if you have a baby in cloth diapers it’s pretty vital!)
  • Utilities that will result in reinstatement charges

Only you can judge whether or not an event constitutes an emergency. If you must use money from your emergency fund, make it a priority to replace that withdrawal as quickly as possible.

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If you don’t have an emergency fund, take your preparedness to the next level. Get financially prepped for those unexpected “rainy day” moments.

For those of you with a little bit of money squirreled away, have you ever experienced an event that made you relieved that you had an emergency fund? Your comments can be very inspiring to those who are new to preparedness!

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SOURCE : readynutrition.com

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Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals. When a catastrophic collapse cripples society, grocery store shelves will empty within days. But if you follow this book’s plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply, your family will have plenty to eat for weeks, months or even years. Visit her web site at ReadyNutrition.com.