What Would Life Be Like Under Martial Law?

Martial Law

What Would Life Be Like Under Martial Law?

The U.S. Federal Government under both the Bush and Obama administration has made it perfectly clear that in the event of almost any major disaster scenario, including economic and environmental, they see the institution of Martial Law as not only viable, but inexorable. From legislative actions like the Patriot Act and the Enemy Belligerents Act (currently in committee) to continuity of government programs such as Rex 84 (formerly classified) and Presidential Directive PDD 51 (currently classified, even from Congress), all the “legal” precedents have been put into place to allow the Executive Branch to implement military oversight of civilian affairs, dissolution of Constitutional liberties, even the end of Miranda Rights and the right to a speedy impartial trial as protected under the Sixth Amendment. In some cases, government legislation allows for the rendition and torture of American citizens as combatants, all for the “greater good”, of course… [Read more…]

Texas AG on Looting, Price Gouging After Hurricane Harvey Up to $99 for a Case of Water ( How To Store Tap Water For Survival )

Water

Price gouging by Texas merchants in the path of Hurricane Harvey has drawn the attention of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who said Saturday that his office is looking into such cases. [Read more…]

Off-Grid Water Systems: 8 Viable Solutions to Bring Water to Your Homestead

water

The average person uses around 80-100 gallons of water per day? (source) That is a lot of water! That’s why in my article about things you should consider when buying a homestead, water is one of the main things you should be looking for.

However, sometimes you find land that is perfect with the exception of water.

And let’s not forget that emergencies happen too.

What can you do if you have a piece of land with no water? Or if an emergency strikes that ruins your water source on hand?

Well, today I want to share with you how you can fix the issue of water on your homestead.

I will forewarn you that some of these options can be expensive. But if you find the perfect piece of land then it might be worth the cost to you. Plus, if it helps save your family or livestock during an emergency then the cost would be worth it. [Read more…]

HOW TO DIG A WELL: GETTING WATER FOR YOUR FAMILY

WATER

If your home is connected to a traditional water supply, such as city pipes, you’re dependent on the rest of civilization for your water. If the system starts to break down or if someone breaks the connection to your water supply you’re lost. You have nothing for your family. But if you know how to dig a well you’ll be able to keep your family well-supplied with water throughout anything. [Read more…]

Surviving Off-grid: Hot Water From Your Wood Stove

Hot Water

Hot Water From Your Wood Stove

Whether we’re talking about off-grid survival or just having the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of living in the 21st century in our cabin in the woods, having hot water for taking a shower, shaving, or taking a nice long bath is one of the yardsticks of well-being. [Read more…]

Have Stocks of Food, Water to Combat Famine

Famine

How to Survive A Famine

Most Westerners have only experienced the consequences of massive famine on their television screens.

In 1981, in the movie The Road Warrior (played by Mel Gibson), this survivor in the apocalyptic wasteland of Australia experienced the results of widespread famine first hand. His way to survive: Dog food. Canned dog food. I can’t remember the brand name. Alpo maybe. But does it even matter? The point is this: In a time of mass famine following nuclear war or some catastrophic disaster that takes place, people who survive may find themselves eating things they would never imagine themselves ever capable of eating. Or you simply starve to death. [Read more…]

50 Critical Items Multi-Use Survival Tools and Items for Surviving a Catastrophic Disaster or Economic Collapse

Catastrophic Disaster

Surviving a Catastrophic Disaster or Economic Collapse

After all the basics are covered (think critical supplies to survive disaster), what else from the modern world would help a person, family, or entire community survive a widespread disaster or global catastrophe?

You may be able to buy several of these items listed below from second-hand stores, but always be sure of the quality of each critical survival tool before you simply buy it and hope for it to come through for you in a future emergency. [Read more…]

Portable Machine Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

Portable Machine Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water

Sun-powered desalination for villages in India

Off-grid Indian communities with salty groundwater could get potable water through a proposed solar technique.

Around the world, there is more salty groundwater than fresh, drinkable groundwater. For example, 60 percent of India is underlain by salty water — and much of that area is not served by an electric grid that could run conventional reverse-osmosis desalination plants. [Read more…]