154 Bug Out Bag Essentials (Open Checkist!)

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154 Bug Out Bag Essentials (Open Checkist!)

By Dan F. Sullivan

Lightweight, durable, water-resistant, and ready to fulfill all your survival needs. That’s what your bug out bag should be like. But we all know packing a BOB is a balancing act, don’t we? There are items that are crucial and there are others that are more or less important, depending on your location, climate, your medical condition, and on and on.

I initially wanted to write an article that covered just the essentials but then I quickly changed my mind. EVERY item in your BOB is essential. If it isn’t (for you), then don’t pack it in the first place! [Read more…]

5 Years of TEOTWAWKI

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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

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Inflation The Key Prior Indicator Towards The Next Great Depression — How to prepare

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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…]

Preparations for a Riot Near Your Home

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Preparations for a Riot Near Your Home

Here is the dynamics in play across the world.

  • Growing populations around the world, competing for global resources
  • Shrinking arable farming land and lessening quality of soils
  • Rising salt-water sea levels and decreased availability of fresh water
  • Sovereign debt rapidly increasing to the point of economic collapse in the future
  • Rising prices of food around the world
  • Strain on government resources and budgets to provide aid to the poor and unemployed
  • A growing entitlement mentality that “I deserve my government benefits”, rather than self-reliance
  • Shrinking size of police departments around the US country, due to constraints of state and local budgets
  • A growing, pent-up angry in lower-socioeconomic groups, due to disparity between poor and rich
  • In the United States, there are pending cuts to food stamps and other welfare aid

[Read more…]

Preparations for a Riot Near Your Home

Preparations

Preparations for a Riot Near Your Home

Here is the dynamics in play across the world.

  • Growing populations around the world, competing for global resources
  • Shrinking arable farming land and lessening quality of soils
  • Rising salt-water sea levels and decreased availability of fresh water
  • Sovereign debt rapidly increasing to the point of economic collapse in the future
  • Rising prices of food around the world
  • Strain on government resources and budgets to provide aid to the poor and unemployed
  • A growing entitlement mentality that “I deserve my government benefits”, rather than self-reliance
  • Shrinking size of police departments around the US country, due to constraints of state and local budgets
  • A growing, pent-up angry in lower-socioeconomic groups, due to disparity between poor and rich
  • In the United States, there are pending cuts to food stamps and other welfare aid

[Read more…]

Survival Gear List: The Top 50 Things You Need to Stock

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Survival Gear List: The Top 50 Things You Need to Stock

A hundred posts could be written about each and every item you need to stock (and we’re working hard to do just that!) but sometimes you just need to know what you need to get and have it on hand without a lengthy explanation. This post is for just that situation, as we list the top 50 survival items that you need to have stockpiled for a future SHTF situation.

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