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Thursday, March 16, 2023

10 threats you're not ready for


Poor Man Survival

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SHTF Survival: 10 Disturbing Threats That You’re Probably Not Ready For


Ed Note:

RICH DAD author Robert Kiyosaki recommends preparing for a challenging future with the “5Gs”...

Gas, Guns, Ground, Grub and GOLD…

And right now, you may have noticed...

With all the economic and geopolitical uncertainty sweeping the globe...

With so many patriots and survivalists stockpiling gas, guns and a few years of grub...

Buying land in remote locations...

Building underground “doomsday bunkers”…

Plus a recession, inflation, stock market corrections, and the Fed's finger on the interest rate trigger...

According to a recent poll by GoBankingRates, more than a third of respondents fear they will end up out of work this year because of a layoff. And 50% of respondents say they will be unable to afford essential bills and groceries if they lose their jobs.

Time may be growing short to prepare financially...


By Klark Barnes

When the power lines go down, and the radio stations stop transmitting, there’s one line of communication that will still be alive and well.

When planning for a SHTF Survival situation, there is really only one thing that you can be absolutely sure of: Survival is going to be a much bigger and tougher challenge than you ever thought possible. While there are some things you can do to prepare yourself for the chaos ahead, the reality of the situation is that when things go bad, there are going to be things happening that none of us prepared for or could have ever imagined.

What is SHTF?

SHTF has multiple survival meanings, but the acronym itself means Shit Hits The Fan. The meaning is pretty straight forward, but basically, it’s just a prepper/survivalist’s way of saying that during a long term survival crisis or collapse of society things are going to get bad, real bad! How bad none of us really know, and what dangers we will face is only speculation at this point, but one thing we do know for sure is that most people have no real clue to the dangers they will face during a collapse scenario.

Prepping for SHTF Scenarios

It’s not hard to imagine things going bad during a long-term disaster or collapse situation; all you have to do is look at how quickly things turn south during normal yearly disasters to get a sense of how bad things could get. Even during somewhat predictable events like summer storms, flooding and hurricanes we see a large section of the population turn desperate. From people who failed to prepare totally losing their shit in the grocery store when they find the shelve empty to the assholes who take advantage of every disaster to hit the streets looting and attacking innocent civilians, you can find plenty of examples that should at least get you thinking of what you need to be prepared to face.

10 Realistic SHTF survival situations that most people Don’t Prepare or Plan for!

While many of the threats you will face can be easily predicted by looking at recent events, we wanted to look at some very likely SHTF scenarios that very few think about, and almost nobody prepares for. These are threats they may present themselves during short-term disasters, but in all likelihood, these threats will be the ones that start to pop up during those extreme long-term situations where people lose hope and become desperate.

SHTF Law Enforcement Issues

1. No Law Enforcement

During an extreme SHTF scenario, it is very likely that law enforcement and emergency responders will be pretty hard to find; in fact, I would go even further and say that they will become nonexistent. Even during small-scale disasters, law enforcement officers often leave to take care of their own families first. When things go bad (empty grocery stores, no utilities, mass riots, violence, etc.) you are more than likely going to have to defend and take care of yourself.

2. Fake Law Enforcement

In a SHTF Scenario, you need to be on the lookout for everything including people impersonating law enforcement and military personnel. During a catastrophic event, you will most likely see criminals preying on the innocent by pretending to be either police, firefighters, emergency personnel, or military officers. In fact, almost every time a natural disaster hits we see criminals posing as some type of first responder in order to gain easy access to areas where they can then take advantage of the situation and loot homes and businesses.

You have to be able to quickly determine who are the real law enforcement officers or be prepared to stay away from people at all costs.

3. Law Enforcement and the Military Will Try to Take Your Guns.

Think it can’t happen? It already has!

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Police Superintendent Eddie Compass ordered all local law enforcement, including the U.S. Marshalls office and the National Guard, to seize all civilian firearms.

Without warrants, armed National Guard troops and New Orleans law enforcement officials forcibly confiscated over 1,000 legal firearms from law-abiding citizens. The New Orleans gun confiscation should serve as a warning to how the government and law enforcement officials will react during a large-scale national disaster.

It’s very high on the probability list that they will come for your guns!

Read the Whole Article



Never Buy These 11 Things at a Thrift Store

Sometimes a great deal is not worth it — or, even worse, is dangerous.


11 Herbal Alternatives to Antibiotics

Oftentimes, the world’s best medications are not the ones developed in labs, but rather the ones made by Mother Nature. For thousands of years, mankind has relied on various herbs to treat a wide range of conditions.

While the advent of antibiotics drastically reduced the popularity of these herbal alternatives, they still remain effective to this day and are starting to enjoy more popularity as many diseases have grown resistant to antibiotics.

1. Oregano - Oregano – or more specifically the highly concentrated oil of oregano – is an excellent antibiotic. Its active ingredient, carvacrol, exhibits powerful microbial properties...

11 Herbal Alternatives to Antibiotics


A Home Ec Laundry Pre-Treat

This laundry pre-treat recipe was given out in home economics a long time ago.

1/2 cup of Wisk
1/2 cup of white vinegar
1/2 cup of ammonia (suds-ing or scented)
1/2 cup of water

Put it in a spray bottle and use it on stains. I found it is better to add the Wisk last as it settles on the bottom and that is all that will spray out.



"Woke rule" has transformed every institution into a cabal of incompetent woke cultists who have no clue what they are doing: Government, finance, medicine, science, education, media, geopolitics and more. They are collapsing everything in sight as they demand the world bows down to their woke cult parade of clowns who are clueless, arrogant and stupid.

Credit Suisse is about to collapse. When it does, the contagion risk to US banks will be in the trillions of dollars. Emergency money printing will be initiated to "rescue" the banking sector, setting off a future hyperinflation event from which western finance will never recover.

The end game is now clear.

Get all the details in today's podcast here.


Is This the Next Great Famine? -- [Why The Government Failed]

Millions of farmers could soon be jailed...


And their farms shut down...


Thanks to a new law which robs the food from your table...


That could also lead to nationwide violence.


Click Here to Discover ‘Is This the Next Great Famine? -- [Why The Government Failed]’ << 



 How to Grow Anything: Your Best Garden & Landscape DVD-Great Courses+Bonus

Declare your food independence!

Our food supply chain has repeatedly proven how fragile it is. Find freedom from the unstable food supply!

Free Hot Water For Life: DIY Solar Thermal Water Heater

A great way to save money on utility bills is to use solar power for your home. One item that can really be useful is to have a solar thermal water heater…


12 Steps to a Fabulously Frugal Lifestyle

Can frugal and fabulous really go together? Sure they can! Just take these simple steps to a fabulously frugal lifestyle and start living luxuriously for less.




Why do you need an emergency radio?


·         . Just 60 seconds of hand cranking provides more than 45 minutes of radio

Radios: Having a couple small, portable radios on hand is going to be a must. If there’s a disaster, you’ll need to listen to the radio to get news about what is happening around you….grab a TacRight Emergency Radio:


4Patriots Patriot Power Cell Solar Phone Charger

USE THIS solar gadget to survive an emergency! 

In 2022 alone there have been over 70 attacks on the power grid with reports of six in Florida, five in Oregon and Washington.

And according to national security experts, this trend is only going to continue.

As America's power grid comes under increasing attack and/or disruption…

THIS is your lifeline in a crisis.

It's peace of mind that you can...

·         Call family and friends in an emergency

·         Signal for help from first responders

·         Stay connected to critical weather updates





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Harry said...

FEW ever ACT in advance of an emergency...then whine about it after the fact. Our society has succeeded in removing self reliance from many of our youth...

Wendy said...

Self reliance & sufficiency is a major key to our survival,,,not only do we stockpile items you frequently mention, but a solid 'how-to' library as well [books]

Shelley said...

Even goldman-Sachs is sounding the recession alrm...1st biden screwed the Middle Class & economy, our energy independence & now our guns....we NEED to dump him NOW!

Robert said...

Biden Taxes, Regulations Hurting Economy and Middle Class-Biden is proving to be the biggest threat to America; unsure if we'll survive the damage he's doing.