Be Prepared for ECONOMIC COLLAPSE and CIVIL WAR! Without A Doubt The U.S. Economy Is Deeply Troubled. A Collapse Of The Financial System Would Change All Of Our Lives Permanently.

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Prepared for ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

There are a lot of things that can impact your access to food, but one of the scariest and most viable disasters doesn’t come from a volcano or earthquake or even a terrorist. The most possible disaster that could impact your food is an economic collapse and civil war. Without the economy to support and regulate business and the nation as a whole, food as we know it will disappear. [Read more…]

Is America completely unprepared for a power grid cyber attack? Preparing to survive a cyber attack

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Is America completely unprepared for a power grid cyber attack? Preparing to survive a cyber attack

We’re aware of the risk of hacks that result in theft and espionage, but what about a devastating cyber attack on the power grid?
China in focus as cyber attack hits millions of U.S. federal workers

What is not being discussed is how much of the nation will lose power or, since it is a three-nation drill (United States and parts of Canada and Mexico), the entire U.S. will go “offline” so to speak. What we are told is that all food and water transport will stop, business and banking will stop, transportation and shopping will stop, communications will stop, and there will be no heat in homes, schools or places of business. We are also told this will only be a “simulation”. As such, it is best to be prepared one way or another, just in case. [Read more…]

All Over America, Government Officials Are Cracking Down On Preppers

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All Over America, Government Officials Are Cracking Down On Preppers

Why would the government want to punish people that are just trying to work hard, become more self-sufficient and take care of their families?  There are approximately 3 million preppers in the United States today, and often they appear to be singled out for punishment by bureaucratic control freaks that are horrified at the thought that there are families out there that actually want to try to become less dependent on the system.  So if you use alternative methods to heat your home, or if you are not connected to the utility grid, or if you collect rainwater on your property, or if you believe that parents should have the ultimate say when it comes to health decisions for their children, you could become a target for overzealous government enforcers.  Once upon a time, America was the land of the free and the home of the brave, but now we are being transformed into a socialist police state where control freak bureaucrats use millions of laws, rules and regulations to crack down on anyone that dares to think for themselves.3

For example, people have been burning wood to heat their homes since this country began.  And this is still very common in rural areas.  But the Obama administration does not like this at all.  The Obama bureaucrats at the EPA fear that our little wood stoves may be contributing to “global warming”, so they have outlawed the production and sale of 80 percent of the wood stoves that are currently in use.  The following comes from a recent Forbes article

It seems that even wood isn’t green or renewable enough anymore. The EPA has recently banned the production and sale of 80 percent of America’s current wood-burning stoves, the oldest heating method known to mankind and mainstay of rural homes and many of our nation’s poorest residents. The agency’s stringent one-size-fits-all rules apply equally to heavily air-polluted cities and far cleaner plus typically colder off-grid wilderness areas such as large regions of Alaska and the American West.

While EPA’s most recent regulations aren’t altogether new, their impacts will nonetheless be severe. Whereas restrictions had previously banned wood-burning stoves that didn’t limit fine airborne particulate emissions to 15 micrograms per cubic meter of air, the change will impose a maximum 12 microgram limit. To put this amount in context, EPA estimates that secondhand tobacco smoke in a closed car can expose a person to 3,000-4,000 micrograms of particulates per cubic meter.

Most wood stoves that warm cabin and home residents from coast-to-coast can’t meet that standard. Older stoves that don’t cannot be traded in for updated types, but instead must be rendered inoperable, destroyed, or recycled as scrap metal.

Does that make you angry?

It should.

There are other preppers that try to use very “clean” methods to power their homes, but that is still not good enough for some government control freaks.

For example, one prepper down in south Florida that had gone “off the grid” was recently ordered by a court to connect back to the grid or face eviction from his home.  The following is an excerpt from a recent article by Guiles Hendrik

Think you are still free to make choices in your life? Do you think the government will allow you to live independent of their utility monopolies? If you think so, try opting for renewable non-grid tied power and utilize environmentally friendly composting toilets and your own self-sufficient water supply. Today, those life choices could land you in jail if you live in South Florida. Take the case of Robin Speronis.

Robin Speronis has lived off the grid, independent of the city’s water and electric system. A Florida court ruled this off-the-grid living illegal last week and has given Robin until March to connect her home to a municipal water line or face possible eviction. Further, officials in the city of Cape Coral have justified this by deeming Robin’s home “unsanitary,” citing the International Property Maintenance Code. First of all, since when did we begin to locally recognize “international codes?” Where in the US Constitution does it provide for international jurisdiction over local codes? Ironically, this “international” code mandates that homes be connected to an electricity grid and a running water source, even though most of the world lives without reliable electricity and municipal water and sewer. Further, the code is outdated and obsolete because it was written without consideration to both old and new technologies that relegate the need for grid tied power and municipal water as unnecessary and expensive; especially, in locations where it simply isn’t feasible to have grid tied utilities. Nonetheless, Speronis’ home does in fact have power and water through far cheaper and more environmentally friendly means — solar panels and rainwater, but that reality is ignored by the local government.

Incredibly, most Americans still seem to believe that we live in a “free country”.  But we don’t.  Our lives are very tightly constrained by literally millions of laws, rules and regulations, and more are being added every single day.

Even some of our most basic fundamental rights have been seriously eroded.  One of these is the right to make basic health decisions for our own children.  In New York state, children that have not received all of the designated vaccines can now be banned from attending public school, and this requirement was recently upheld by a federal appeals court

New York state’s requirement that children be vaccinated before attending public school does not violate their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court in Manhattan said on Wednesday.

In affirming the requirement’s constitutionality, a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also upheld a previous ruling by a federal judge that students exempted from the requirement for religious reasons can be barred from school when another child has a disease preventable by a vaccine.

The decision was the latest to go against three parents from New York City who say their religious rights were violated when their children were kept out of school as a result of the immunization policies. The parents’ lawyer, Patricia Finn, said her clients planned to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

So what are we free to do without government interference these days?

Not much.

In fact, in some states we can’t even sit on our own land and collect the rain as it falls from the sky for our own personal use.

If you do this in the state of Oregon, for example, you could go to prison

Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property surrendered Wednesday morning to begin serving his 30-day, jail sentence in Medford, Ore.

“I’m sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty,” Harrington told a small crowd of people gathered outside of the Jackson County (Ore.) Jail.

Several people held signs that showed support for Harrington as he was taken inside the jail.

And of course these are just a few examples.  Almost every single day there are more stories in the news about government bureaucrats cracking down on preppers.  They almost seem to relish the opportunity to go after the “non-conformists”.

But the good news is that the number of Americans that are seeking to become less dependent on the system just continues to grow.

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Are you a prepper?

My friend Daisy Luther recently wrote a piece entitled “45 MORE Signs That You Might Be One of Those Crazy Preppers“.  The following are some of the most interesting “signs” from her list…

*You spend your days off digging an underground bunker in your backyard.

*Your family doesn’t dare take something from the food stockpile without marking it off the list.

*Your kids know how to don a gas mask in 30 seconds.

*Everyone in your survival group carries the same firearm so that ammo is standardized.

*Your family is no longer surprised when you announce, “Hey, we’re going to learn how to make (insert anything here)!”

*You have long since accepted the idea that if you’re not on someone’s list, you’re probably not doing it right.

*You don’t just rotate food, you rotate ammo.

*Moving to a new house is no longer “moving”, but “strategic relocation”.

*Your kids think it’s a fun game to see who can find the most potential weapons in a room.

*Your EDC includes a knife, firearm w/extra mag, flashlight, mylar blanket, Chapstick, and an ounce of silver — and that’s just for when you’re walking the dog.

*One criterion for your new winter coat is that it fits over your body armor.

America was built by people that loved their families, worked hard and were self-sufficient.

Now our government is specifically targeting those kinds of people.

What in the world is happening to us?

 

Other useful resources:

Survival MD (Best Post Collapse First Aid Survival Guide Ever)

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 : theeconomiccollapseblog.com

10 of the Best Bartering Items if the grid goes down

Bartering Items

10 of the Best Bartering Items if the grid goes down

If we have an event similar to the nationwide power outage portrayed in American Blackout, there is little doubt that we will eventually have widespread panic, looting and rioting by people who either don’t care or are driven to criminal behavior because of fear or need. The duration of the hypothetical scenario in American Blackout was only 10 days, but for events lasting longer as in a societal breakdown caused by an economic collapse, we could be looking at years of chaos. With no formal way to purchase anything using what would at that time be worthless paper, people would need to revert to bartering.

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Food, Gardens & Fuel; What’s yours, is ours!

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Food, Gardens & Fuel; What’s yours, is ours!

Are you self sufficient?  Do you grow your own food, and sustain at least 30% of your family’s nutritional sustenance through your own permaculture or other off-grid technologies?  If so, this might be the most important article you’ll read this year.

Love him, or loathe him; in March of 2012 Obama passed Executive Order 16303 to directly target and destroy your personal liberties, and your pursuit of life and happiness.  Under the disguise of National Defense Resources Preparedness under EO 16303 Part VIII Section 801, this dictator has given himself the personal power to retain, control and confiscate the following at ANY given point, not just under an emergency:

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Massive Food Storage Will Be Found Here…

walmart-grocery-distribution-centersConsider this… IF we were to ever experience a true SHTF collapse in this nation, most of us know that within days… FOOD will be of the utmost concern.

Where will this food be?

A supply will exist in all of our local grocery stores… for about 3 days to a week (without resupply).

A supply will exist in the transportation network trucks who were traveling to resupply the grocery stores.

And a massive quantity of food will exist in a place that most people will not be aware of.Soac-News2
And that place is…

…in the Grocery Distribution Centers that supply all of the retail grocery stores.

I’ll bet that many people do not realize the amount of food that is held in these distribution centers. And, I’ll bet that not many people even realize that their grocery store food comes from these distribution centers. It just magically appears on their shelves…

Walmart’s U.S. distribution network is massive. There are approximately 140 distribution centers totaling 114 million square feet. The combined distribution centers and retail space total 950 million square feet. That’s about 1.5 times larger than that of Manhattan!

To the best of my research, Walmart today has 41 operating Grocery Distribution Centerswhich supply all of their retail super-center stores with groceries and perishables.

While there will be massive spoilage of fresh food during a true SHTF scenario, these distribution centers will still contain massive amounts of other food. It is interesting to note the locations of all the Walmart Grocery Distribution Centers in the United States which I have listed here for your reference.

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7014
31 Alfred Plourde Pkwy
Lewiston, ME

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6096
300 Enterprise Rd
Johnstown, NY

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7030
390 Highridge Park Rd.
Pottsville, PAEC540

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7016
10695 Freedom Trail
Gordonsville, VA

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6091
680 Vanco Rd.
Henderson, NC

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6047
181 Wal-Mart Rd.
Bedford, PA

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7017
843 State Route 43
Wintersville, OH

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6073
160 W Dove Sutton Rd
Pageland, SC

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6099
2686 Commerce Rd.
Macclenny, FL

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6071
5600 State Rd. 544
Winterhaven, FL

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7023
6785 SW Enterprize Blvd
Arcadia, FL

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6055
655 Unisia Dr.
Monroe, GA

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7012
1400 Old Chillicothe Rd S
Washington Court House, OH

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6097
3701 Russell Dyche Memorial Hwy
London, KY

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6074
1729 State Road 8
Auburn, IN

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7055
100 Fischer Pkwy.
Gas City, IN

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6062
285 Frank Martin Rd
Shelbyville, TN

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6095
2701 Andrews Rd
Opelika, AL

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7019
1005 Sara G. Lott Blvd.
Brundidge, AL

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6085
525 Industrial Dr
Tomah, WI

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7024
23769 Matthew Rd
Sterling, IL

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6059
3801 US Highway 50 E
Olney, IL

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6072
973 State Highway 30 Wd608a82840b848b78f8a1b26ec02a8d4
New Albany, MS

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6057
45346 Parkway Blvd
Robert, LA

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6082
3300 Sterlin Hrly Ind Hwy
Clarksville, AR

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6077
1309 Highway 24 East
Moberly, MO

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6065
5100 Brookhart Dr., Suite 100
Harrisonville, MO

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7018
3001 E. State Farm Rd.
North Platte, NE

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7015
397319 West 3000 Rd.
Ochelata, OK

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6042
2601 South Indian Meridian
St. Pauls Valley, OK

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6056
591 Apache Trail
Terrell, TX

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6064
3470 Windmill Rd.
Cleburne, TX

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6083
9605 MW HK Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7010
20131 Gene Campbell Rd
New Caney, TX

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7077
426 Logistics Dr
Cheyenne, WY

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6084
670 Los Morros Rd NW
Los Lunas, NM

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7013
868 W Peters Rd
Casa Grande, AZ

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #6090
5400 W. Highway 83
Corinne, UT

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7048
2155 USA Pkwy
McCarran, NV

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7047
13550 Valley Boulevard
Fontana, CA

Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7021
546 Woodall Rd.
Grandview, WA

Note: We do not advocate looting in any way, shape, or form… rather, to be prepared and self-sufficient PRIOR to a collapse is the obvious (for most) solution.

What we are pointing out is that should we suffer a terrible worst-case-scenario SHTF collapse, there will be pockets of resources out there (until they are gone) beyond that of simply the obvious. Think beyond your normalcy.

Also be aware that in a collapsed world, these resources will likely be claimed rapidly and held by force.

Another benefit to understanding the underlying distribution network, is to realize how most people absolutely rely on these unseen networks for their survival (and they don’t even realize it).

We must understand the risks that we face; and while many of them are unseen and behind the scenes, these systems will be disrupted and/or collapsed themselves following a worst-case-scenario SHTF collapse.

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SOURCE : modernsurvivalblog.com

Is Being Self-Sufficient a Threat to Society?

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After a preliminary visit from the local Planning & Inspections department, several independent local government agencies together performed a raid on Mr. Conway’s property, and now the Watauga County Health Department has ordered a cease & desist on Mr. Conway’s educational activities, and the Planning & Inspections Department has cited many “violations” on the property, as well as ordered that Eustace Conway bring his structures up to code, or demolish the structures on his own property. Some of the code citations include using unmarked lumber for his constructions (structures are made from cut-down trees without grading system indicators), and requirements for permits, plumbing, and wiring for any structure. Some of the structures cited requiring permits, wiring, and/or plumbing installation include a “roofed-over platform,” a doghouse (shown in video), and a tree house (shown in video).

Clearly, that which is law in today’s society radically contradicts Mr. Conway’s entire way of living. The situation illustrates the fact that a central-planning society is incompatible with individual freedom, personal choice, self-sufficiency, and individuality, concepts upon which this country was founded.

SOURCE : thedailysheeple.com