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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

You’ve got 2 hours until disaster strikes. Are you prepared?

Poor Man Survival

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A Digest of Urban Survival Resources


You’ve got 2 hours until disaster strikes. Are you prepared?

 If you’ve watched any apocalyptic movie ever[or the evening news this week regarding the storms approaching our east coast, you’re familiar with the grocery store scene. You know which one I’m talking about. Anxious dad rushes aisle by aisle gathering water and canned food for his family while everyone around him gradually turns from innocent customer to aggressive looter.

 In this scenario, shelves are emptied quickly, and the store turns into a war zone. In the next scene, dad finds a store that has managed to keep control of their stock but has become absurdly greedy, inflating prices and heartlessly bartering family heirlooms in place of the now useless cash...


What is the most important survival item? I regularly see this question on forums and social media sites, both in text and meme form. One of the more common answers is: knowledge and/or your brain. This answer annoys me because it feels like a cop-out. Obviously, you need knowledge and skills to make it through a survival scenario. Which is why "a survival guide" is also a cop-out.

The real question is: If you could only have one survival item (other than knowledge), which one would you choose? One of the most common answers is: a good knife. I tend to agree, but there are other good answers such as: axe, gun, rope, tarp, matches, multitool, metal pot, sleeping bag, water purifier, etc. My favorite answer comes from Ray Mears, who suggested a satellite phone.

Anyway, when I came across this video by Sensible Prepper, I was expecting him to talk about one of the items I mentioned above. Instead, he talked about something I didn't expect. But when you think about it, it makes perfect sense... 

The price of copper often gives us a clear indication of where the economy is heading, and it is now down 13 percent over the last six months.

When it looks like an economic crisis is coming, investors often flock to precious metals.  So it is very interesting to note that the price of gold is up more than 20 percent since May.


How to Build a Simple Faraday Cage for EMP Survival

 One of the more serious risks we face is an EMP. Learn how to build a simple Faraday cage and also what to store inside it.

Look at “Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity,” a Pentagon training video created by the Army for U.S. Special Operations Command.
The training video is only five minutes long, but it says a lot about the government’s mindset, the way its views the citizenry, and the so-called “problems” that the government must be prepared to address in the near future through the use of martial law.

The Poor Man’s Essential Survival Package

The Doctors Protocol: Secrets of Survival

--How to Survive the Coming Economic Collapse

--Guide to Self Reliant Living

--Becoming Self Sufficient for Six Months

--How I Found Freedom in an Un-free World

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New Restrictions on Your Safe Deposit Box
On June 3rd, 2019, KeyBank of Cleveland, Ohio, sent out a letter to all of their customers entitled: “Important Change Of Terms For KeyBank Safe Deposit Box Clients”. In it, they outlined the following four changes:

Important Change of Terms:

  1. The Bank limited the aggregate value of each box, as well as their maximum liability to $25,000.

By starting with this point, it would lead one to believe that the letter was primarily addressing an insurance issue, but not so. The second point completely changed directions.

  1. “You can no longer store gold bullion or non-collectible domestic or foreign currency in your box.”

Why in the world is it their business to tell you that you can’t store perfectly legal cash and gold in your safe deposit box? It clearly is not an insurance issue, since point #1 was to deny liability for any value over $25,000. It’s up to the customer to secure or not secure separate insurance for their valuables. Without question the bank is targeting cash and gold bullion specifically.

  1. KeyBank has the right to drill and/or enter your box “to ensure your box and everything inside is kept secure.”
  2. “The Bank has the right to move boxes and/or contents to a new location without any liability...”

These are profoundly intrusive, restrictive, and outrageous changes to the privacy of safe deposit boxes. The question that we must ask ourselves is why? And why now? Keep in mind that KeyBank is a very large bank:

  • $138 Billion in Assets
  • Over 1100 Branches
  • Located in 15 States
  • Well over 18,000 Employees

Here are my ideas for new bill [s] to improve government


>Since term limits never seems to gain any traction perhaps we should entertain the idea of zero pay for elected officials after their third term in office…give them their office, expenses, health insurance while in office and a living allowance only=much like our Founding Fathers and see how many decide to remain in office.


>Perhaps we need to resurrect a new version of ‘war’ bonds, perhaps calling them “government bailout bonds” to help pay off our national debt and/or to help pay for our massive deficits and proposed new spending projects since fewer foreign nations are buying our debt!

>An idea I've suggested before:  Eliminate ALL city/state & Federal taxes on the 1st $25K of income for all people. 41% of citizens pay no Federal tax, many city/state taxes are killers for many. Tax laws that encourage more US manufacturing/jobs & elimination of red tape would help too.

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Handwell [Backup] Well Pumps

We manufacture a series of easy-to-install "Narrow-Profile" deep-well pumps, engineered to install in the well alongside your existing electric water well pump system. All of our manual well water pumps can be permanently installed for daily use, or stored and ready for loss of power

Manual Hand Pump for Drinking Water Containers-Ideal for Preppers



How to start a neighborhood barter club

People need to become more self-reliant, not more dependent on government.

How to Survive the War on the Middle Class

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Paracord is both lightweight and strong. It weighs less and takes up less room than heavy-duty ropes, and can be woven together to create a stronger rope that is rot proof and sturdy. When the inner cords are taken apart, its uses multiply. Paracord has a bearing weight of 550 pounds. It was designed to stretch under a load and will stretch over time. There are many uses for this “survival rope,” but here are the ten most practical ways to use your paracord in the wilderness.

Rosefield is a classic traditional cabin, which can be built for less than $6,000. The cabin is open plan, which has the advantage of making it far easier, cheaper and quicker to build than more intricate cabins with separate rooms. This particular plan also includes a detailed cabin assembly diagram and step-by-step instructions which includes a foundation guide.  [282sf’]


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Waterproof 600000mAh Dual USB Portable Solar Charger Solar Power Bank For Phone

Are you looking for a lightweight backup power source that's tough enough for every day abuse and has enough storage to keep your electronics powered up?

How about a portable power source that can be re-charged directly from the sun to ensure you’re never left stranded?


It's lightweight and compact yet packs enough power to charge your phone from flat multiple times.
It also has state of the art duel charging ports so you can power 2 items at the same time.

Phones, laptops, cameras, MP3 players, you name it, if it can be charged via standard USB or Mini USB then you can charge it…


Comes ready to go out of the box! We also include a charging cable.
The slim design (Just 0.7in wide) means you can slip this power source into your pocket or backpack so you can have power while on the go!

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Mike said...

Unfortunate but all too typical of so many who never plan ahead for anything-it is a never ending story of zombies in the homeland. You've been providing useful prepper info/resources for over 20 years now-congratulations!

Dave said...

Another interesting read!

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