“Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.” – The Second Coming, William Yeats
Judging from the fact that the NPC who pinged this marker mentioned a plane crash, I think it’s safe to say things didn’t go too well for old Kyle. Cross the bridge and follow the trail up and around the next corner, then use the grapple point to climb up to the ledge above.
I predict that bumpfire stocks will not be the sole sacrificial lambs in this whole media-driven charade. This will be a proverbial Slippery Slope. There will be more–many more–types of firearms and firearms parts they’ll come after. The socialist-statist-collectivists will not stop. They won’t slow down their campaign against the Second Amendment until they feel they have thoroughly disarmed us. That is how they operate: They talk “compromise” and “common sense legislation”, but what they really want is a docile, neutered populace that has no means to resist their plans for womb-to-tomb domination under total government.
So far the closest we’ve come to an emergency situation since being married was the ice storm that ravaged the southeast last year. We were vehicle-less for 3 days due to ice, but we did have power most of the time and our home is gas heat and gas stove for cooking. There was a lot less stress and anxiety knowing that we had enough supplies to go more than a month comfortably.
Severe drought or weather, natural disaster, or a man-made catastrophe like an EMP can bring on food shortages, and famine, followed by starvation. Millions go hungry. Countless people die. Survival secrets to surviving a famine — and the supplies to get now.
Nice info on after EMP survival. Didn’t notice any mention of portable generators. How about putting one in your Faraday Cage with extra plugs same with chain saws. Also how well are our vehicles protected. I think if a person wanted transportation basic diesel engine vehicle is the way to go, with manual tranny. One other thing when storing water don’t put your containers on cement, use wood pallets.
Making friends is VERY important. Keeping your OPSEC is also very important. Just make sure you balance that with what’s best overall. Keeping too many secrets can limit you but so can telling everyone everything.
We have seen regional disasters strike repeatedly in recent years and the near future looks like more are heading are way and may get worse. Don’t make this common mistake with your insurance policy and lose everything when catastrophic disaster strikes!
Any situation for which a year’s worth of food is insufficient would be an apocalypse, and that requires a whole different level of prep which very few are interested in taking on. It’s just too low on the probability scale. Knowing you can get by comfortably, with good, familiar food for two to six weeks is very reassuring, though.
An EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) or CME (Coronal Mass Ejections) have the potential to be one of the most disaster scenarios we can think of, yet it’s a disaster scenario that doesn’t get the attention … [Continue…]
Preppers know there’s often a calm before the big storm… it’s during that “calm” that there’s still time to add to important stores of food, purchase essential supplies, and continually gather survival information for making it through the next major disaster, or worse, an apocalyptic event…
Back in the day, this place was a radon health mine (look it up online). Nowadays, the cult’s hiding some of their shit in it. If I was braver, I’d raid it for supplies. If you wanna go in that creepy old place, then the power should still be working if you can find a switch or a generator inside.
I also recommend the Mobile Washer. This is hand operated washing machine. Like a plunger, it uses a technique of pushing and pulling the water through clothes to clean them well without wearing them out. It uses a minimum of water and less soap due to the agitation motion. Use in a bucket (5-gallon suggested), sink or tub. The best part is the price – only $14.95.
A recreational day hike could easily turn into a survival situation causing you to camp overnight in the wilderness. Take the wrong turn on the trail or forget to orient your map to the terrain and you might be walking the opposite direction in which you thought. It is important to always carry a shelter, fire striker or matches and something to carry water in, no matter how short a trip you have planned. BUDK has a large selection of everything you need for camping and survival needs!
With so many threats facing the world, preppers are becoming more common place. So, who’s still not prepping? Steps to take today to be prepared for a national collapse resulting from a catastrophic disaster or mysterious, unexpected event.
Hi Gaye, I’ve recently found your site and am really enjoying the knowledge that you are sharing. I am starting the 12 months of prepping and look forward to your posts. Even though our emergencies here in Australia are often different to your own our prepping is for the same reason. No matter what life throws at us we will survive. thank you for sharing Jan
I agree with adding liquor to my stores. Whether it be for me or my family to lift our “spirits” 😉 or for bartering, I think it’s worthwhile to have. I don’t smoke but I plan on adding a carton of cigarettes to my stores as well. I figure that cigarettes would also make a very useful bartering, or even mollifying supply to have on hand.
Don’t waste your money on emergency bags, buy the individual components and make a BETTER kit yourself. These kits are made to be 1 use only and throw away, and throw it away you will… your money…
Finally, as you reach the entrance, there are three waiting in this hallway/room. Once they’ve been dealt with, return to the top of the tunnel and head through the now-open door to claim your stash prizes.
When catastrophe strikes – you really do NOT want to end up in a FEMA refugee camp! Preppers do what they do so they do not have to rely on the government or anyone else to take care of them – no matter what happens.
Watch for sales and items of the day. Compare prices on large item purchases. The beauty of being a prepper today is that almost every store will price match to remain competitive. REI, Walmart, Target, Bass Pro, Amazon and any other stores that sells outdoor equipment are good places to watch for deals and clearance, especially during winter when they need to get rid of seasonal camping merchandise. I picked up a $100, 3 room family tent on clearance at Target for >$40 a few years back. REI in our area does a yearly clean out on leftover merchandise, returns, and slightly damaged gear. A good example: I picked up a pair of toddler kivas for my youngest for >$10 and only one of the shoes was damaged -broken tightening clasp. Easily fixed – cut the strap, tied a knot, and saved over $40.
My book, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage will provide you with everything you need to create an affordable food storage plan, including what to buy and how to store it. Nothing scary and nothing overwhelming – you really can do this! Now available at Amazon.
As we move forward to year two, you will find a greater focus on singular skills such as building a shelter, learning how to start and maintain a campfire and cooking with the merest of basics. These things and more are topics found at Backdoor Survival, In addition, you will find insight, tips, and strategies to help with food preservation, gardening and the gear you will need if you are required to bug out (hopefully not) or shelter in place.
For those of us who like to camp now and then, much of the gear is useful without an emergency, and others are fun to try out. The upside there is that we get to actually use stuff, and that lets us better evaluate it, to make sure we understand it, and keep it in good condition. As you know from camping, all this prepping does not to be one big grim chore. It can be insurance with a dividend of fun.
Every decision we make should err on the side of adaptability whether at work or at home, join a gym or take up hiking? The food we eat, should we grow it or hunt it? The decision-making paradigm we have chosen in life will determine the outcome of the
The ATF recently published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on bumpfire stocks, redefining them as “machineguns.” This NPRM is worse than I had anticipated This is in part because the new rule has no Grandfather Clause. By the ATF’s own estimates there are more than 350,000 American bumpfire stocks (worth about $96 million) already in circulation. The proposed rule would declare these all contraband unregistered machineguns, with no compensation to their owners, and no method provided to pay the $200 tax to register them. (Because of the FOPA Hughes Amendment machinegun freeze of 1986.) Therefore, owners would be required to: a.) destroy them, or b.) permanently disable them, or c.) surrender them for destruction. If put into force, this would clearly be either an “illegal exaction” or an unconstitutional “taking”. This ex post facto law would fly in the face of many decades of Federal rulemaking and Federal jurisprudence, which until now has almost uniformly included grandfather clauses whenever there are bans enacted.
Love the site (got my vote!). I visit here, Survival Mom, Mom with a Prep, and several others frequently. This post is probably a little long, but these are some of my experiences from beginning to prep until now. I’ve had to balance everything from budget to creative storage when I was a single mom with 1 son in a cramped 1-2 bedroom apt or house with zero storage space to repeating the process married with 2 boys. Luckily, I now have a garage to accommodate the extra storage boxes, pails, containers, etc…
I totally agree that you should re-purpose those jugs. Before using them, I would use a generous swish of bleach to clean them and then store water for cleaning purposes and also, how about using them for your DIY cleaners and laundry soap?
In some areas something so prosaic as a wildfire can be a serious issue, although it may not be one in Louisiana. One of my wife’s extended family had less than ten minutes to evacuate her house in Pocatello, Idaho, last summer when a wild fire swept the mountainside suburb where she lived. The road in front of the house acted as a fire break, but all the houses across the road were destroyed: there was nothing left but chimneys and some stumps. That sort of disaster requires instant evacuation, and that is very different from a disaster in which one shelters in place.
I’ve started to read up on prepping, but I’m curious as to what we are prepping for? What are some scenarios? I see some stuff is “only enough for 3 days”, so I wasn’t sure what the situation would be. The only prepping I’ve done was for hurricanes since I live in New Orleans. Thank you 🙂
The title reads like some sort of terrible infomercial but it seems these homesteaders are onto something. They have found an incredible veggie that you most likely never heard of that really produces. Its one …
Imagine a line of pickets that can pick up the approach of anything heading your way. That’s exactly what you have with the Guardline GL-5000 Motion Detecting Alarm System. This is a security system that is well worth it. This product review was a walk in the park… actually a walk around the yard, testing […]