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Friday, June 29, 2012

17 Reasons To Be EXTREMELY Concerned About The Second Half Of 2012

The Economic Collapse
Friday, June 29, 2012
What is the second half of 2012 going to bring? Are things going to get even worse than they are right now? Unfortunately, that appears more likely with each passing day.

I will admit that I am extremely concerned about the second half of 2012. Historically, a financial crisis is much more likely to begin in the fall than during any other season of the year. Just think about it. The stock market crash of 1929 happened in the fall. “Black Monday” happened on October 19th, 1987. The financial crisis of 2008 started in the fall. There just seems to be something about the fall that brings out the worst in the financial markets. But of course there is not a stock market crash every year. So are there specific reasons why we should be extremely concerned about what is coming this year? Yes, there are. The ingredients for a “perfect storm” are slowly coming together, and in the months ahead we could very well see the next wave of the economic collapse strike. Sadly, we have never even come close to recovering from the last recession, and this next crisis might end up being even more painful than the last one.
The following are 17 reasons to be extremely concerned about the second half of 2012….
#1 Historical Trends
A recent IMF research paper by Luc Laeven and Fabi├ín Valencia showed that a banking crisis is far more likely to start in September than in any other month. The following chart is from their report….

So what will this September bring?
#2 JP Morgan
Do you remember back in May when JP Morgan announced that it would be taking a 2 billion dollar trading loss on some derivatives trades gone bad? Well, the New York Times is now reporting that the real figure could reach 9 billion dollars, but nobody really knows for sure. At some point is JP Morgan going to need a bailout? If so, what is that going to do to the U.S. financial system?
#3 Derivatives
Last week, Moody’s downgraded the credit ratings of 15 major global banks. As a result, a number of them have been required to post billions of dollars in additional collateral against derivatives exposures….
Citigroup’s two-notch long-term rating downgrade from A3 to Baa2 could have led to US$500m in additional liquidity and funding demands due to derivative triggers and exchange margin requirements, according to the bank’s 10Q regulatory filing at the end of the first quarter.
Morgan Stanley – which Moody’s downgraded from A2 to Baa1 – said a two-notch downgrade from both Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s could spur an additional US$6.8bn of collateral requirements in its latest 10Q. The bank did not break down its potential collateral calls under a scenario where only Moody’s downgraded the bank below the Single A threshold.
Royal Bank of Scotland estimated it may have to post £9bn of collateral as a result of the one-notch Moody’s downgrade to Baa1 in a statement on June 21, but did not detail how much of this additional requirement was driven by margin for swaps exposures.
The worldwide derivatives market is starting to show some cracks, and at some point this is going to become a major disaster.
Remember, the 9 largest U.S. banks have a total of more than 200 trillion dollars of exposure to derivatives. When this bubble completely bursts it is going to be impossible to fix.
#4 LEAP/E2020 Warning
LEAP/E2020 has issued a red alert for the global financial system for this fall. They are warning that the “second half of 2012″ will represent a “major inflection point” for the global economic system….
The shock of the autumn 2008 will seem like a small summer storm compared to what will affect planet in several months.
In fact LEAP/E2020 has never seen the chronological convergence of such a series of explosive and so fundamental factors (economy, finances, geopolitical…) since 2006, the start of its work on the global systemic crisis. Logically, in our modest attempt to regularly publish a “crisis weather forecast”, we must therefore give our readers a “Red Alert” because the upcoming events which are readying themselves to shake the world system next September/ October belong to this category.
#5 Increasing Pessimism
One recent survey of corporate executives found that only 20 percent of them expect the global economy to improve over the next 12 months and 48 percent of them expect the global economy to get worse over the next 12 months.
#6 Spain
The Spanish financial system is basically a total nightmare at this point. Moody’s recently downgraded Spanish debt to one level above junk status, and earlier this week Moody’s downgraded the credit ratings of 28 major Spanish banks.
According to CNBC, Spain’s short-term borrowing costs are now about three times higher than they were just one month ago….
Spain’s short-term borrowing costs nearly tripled at auction on Tuesday, underlining the country’s precarious finances as it struggles against recession and juggles with a debt crisis among its newly downgraded banks.
The yield paid on a 3-month bill was 2.362 percent, up from just 0.846 percent a month ago. For six-month paper, it leapt to 3.237 percent from 1.737 percent in May.
Needless to say, this is very, very bad news.
#7 Italy
The situation in Italy continues to deteriorate and many analysts believe that it could be one of the next dominoes to fall. The following is from a recent Businessweek article….
The euro zone’s third-biggest economy is seen as the next domino at risk of toppling after the European Union’s June 9 deal to lend Spain $125 billion in bank bailout funds. Yields on Italy’s 10-year government bonds reached 6.2 percent on June 13, up from just 4.8 percent in March. By pushing up Italy’s borrowing costs out of fear of default, investors are making a default more likely.
A recent Fortune article detailed some of the economic fundamentals that have so many economists deeply concerned about the Italian economy right now….
The main glaring risk threats that could propel Italy down the path to become Europe’s next domino is the size of country’s outstanding debt (at €1.9 trillion or 120% of GDP); the mountain of debt it has to roll over in the next 12 months (nearly €400 billion); and the market’s cracking credibility around Prime Minister Mario Monti’s ability to reduce the country’s fiscal footprint and spur growth.
Further, fear around Italy’s creditworthiness, which has recently been expressed by near cycle highs in sovereign CDS spreads and government yields on the 10-year bond, foll ow some rather glaring negative fundamentals over recent quarters and years: declining GDP over the last three consecutive quarters; a rising unemployment rate (especially among its youth); deterioration in labor market competitiveness; and increased competition for export goods to its key trading partners.
#8 Greece
I have written extensively about the financial nightmare that is unfolding in Greece. Unemployment has soared past the 20 percent mark, youth unemployment is above 50 percent, the Greek economy has contracted by close to 25 percent over the past four years and now Greek politicians are saying that a third bailout package may be necessary.
#9 Cyprus
The tiny island nation of Cyprus has become the fifth member of the eurozone to formally request a bailout. This is yet another sign that the eurozone is rapidly falling apart.
#10 Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel continues to promote an austerity path for Europe and she continues to maintain her very firm position against any kind of eurozone debt sharing….
Merkel, speaking to a conference in Berlin today as Spain announced it would formally seek aid for its banks, dismissed “euro bonds, euro bills and European deposit insurance with joint liability and much more” as “economically wrong and counterproductive,” saying that they ran against the German constitution.
“It’s not a bold prediction to say that in Brussels most eyes — all eyes — will be on Germany yet again,” Merkel said. “I say quite openly: when I think of the summit on Thursday I’m concerned that once again the discussion will be far too much about all kinds of ideas for joint liability and far too little about improved oversight and structural measures.”
In fact, Merkel says that there will be no eurobonds “as long as I live“. This means that there will be no “quick fix” for the problems that are unfolding in Europe.
#11 Bank Runs
Every single day, hundreds of billions of dollars is being pulled out of banks in southern Europe. Much of that money is being transferred to banks in northern Europe.
In a previous article I included an extremely alarming quote from a CNBC article about the unfolding banking crisis in Europe….
Financial advisers and private bankers whose clients have accounts too large to be covered by a Europe-wide guarantee on deposits up to 100,000 euros ($125,000), are reporting a “bank run by wire transfer” that has picked up during May.
Much of this money has headed north to banks in London, Frankfurt and Geneva, financial advisers say.
“It’s been an ongoing process but it certainly picked up pace a couple of weeks ago We believe there is a continuous 2-3 year bank run by wire transfer,” said Lorne Baring, managing director at B Capital, a Geneva-based pan European wealth management firm.
How long can these bank runs continue before banking systems start to collapse?
#12 Preparations For The Collapse Of The Eurozone
As I have written about previously, the smart money has already written off southern Europe. All over the continent major financial institutions are preparing for the worst. For example, just check out what Visa Europe is doing….
Visa Europe is holding weekly meetings to discuss scenarios in the event the euro zone collapses, joining other companies that are preparing for a potential breakup of the currency bloc.
Chief Commercial Officer Steve Perry said Tuesday that management at the U.K.-based credit-card company meets weekly to explore various possible outcomes, including a total collapse of the euro zone.
#13 Global Lending Is Slowing Down
All over the globe the flow of credit is beginning to freeze up. In fact, the Bank for International Settlements says that worldwide lending is contracting at the fastest pace since the financial crisis of 2008.
#14 Sophisticated Cyber Attacks On Banks
It is being reported that “very sophisticated” hackers have successfully raided dozens of banks in Europe. So far, it is being estimated that they have stolen 60 million euros….
Sixty million euro has been stolen from bank accounts in a massive cyber bank raid after fraudsters raided dozens of financial institutions around the world.
According to a joint report by software security firm McAfee and Guardian Analytics, more than 60 firms have suffered from what it has called an “insider level of understanding”.
What happens someday if we wake up and all the money in the banks is gone?
#15 U.S. Municipal Bankruptcies
All over the United States there are cities and towns on the verge of financial disaster. This week Stockton, California became the largest U.S. city to ever declare bankruptcy, but the reality is that this is only just the beginning of the municipal debt crisis….
Stockton, California, said it will file for bankruptcy after talks with bondholders and labor unions failed, making the agricultural center the biggest U.S. city to seek court protection from creditors.
“The city is fiscally insolvent and must seek Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection,” Stockton said in a statement released yesterday after its council voted 6-1 to adopt a spending plan for operating under bankruptcy protection.
#16 The Obamacare Decision
The U.S. economy is already a complete and total mess, and now the Obamacare decision is going to throw a huge wet blanket on it. All over America, small business owners are saying that they are going to have to let some workers go because they cannot afford to keep them all under Obamacare. It would be hard to imagine a more job killing law than Obamacare, and now that the Supreme Court decision has finally been announced we are going to see many businesses making some really hard decisions.

#17 The U.S. Election
It is being reported that Barack Obama is putting together an army of “thousands of lawyers” to deal with any disputes that arise over voting procedures or results. It certainly looks like this upcoming election is going to be extremely close, and there is the potential that we could end up facing another Bush v. Gore scenario where the fate of the presidency is determined in court. This campaign season is likely to be exceptionally nasty, and I fear what may happen if there is not a decisive winner on election day. The possibility of significant civil unrest is certainly there.
We definitely live in “interesting” times.
Personally, I am deeply concerned about the September, October, November time frame.
The other day, Joe Biden delivered a speech in which he made the following statement….
“It’s A Depression For Millions And Millions Of Americans”
And what Biden said was right for once. Millions of Americans are out of work right now and millions of Americans have fallen out of the middle class in recent years. If you have lost everything, it does feel like you are living through a depression.
When people lose everything, they tend to get desperate. And desperate people do desperate things – especially when they are angry.
A whole host of recent opinion polls have shown that anger and frustration in the United States are rising to unprecedented levels. The ingredients are certainly there for an explosion. Someone just needs to come along and light the fuse. We truly do live in frightening times.
Let us hope for the best, but let us also prepare for the worst.

The Obamacare Precedent: The Second Amendment is Next

Kurt Nimmo
June 29, 2012

Now that government employees in black robes have upheld Obamacare and shifted compliance over to thugs at the IRS, we can expect further encroachments on our constitutional rights. The Obamacare precedent has emboldened a tyrannical federal government.
Gun Owners of America notes that the law requires the medical information of all Americans to be entered in a database and argues that this will be used against legal gun owners.
“Centralizing these medical records will allow the FBI to troll a list of Americans for ailments such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to deny them their gun rights, in the same way that the Veterans Administration has already denied more than 150,000 veterans their right to bear arms,” GOA writes.
PTSD is only the beginning. There are any number of medical conditions the government will ultimately cite in order to restrict gun ownership.
Medical care providers now routinely ask patients if there are “guns in the home” and this information is added to medical records.
In Tennessee, legislators were so concerned about this prospect they introduced House Bill 2672 in January. It forbids health care providers from asking if a “patient or the family member owns, possesses or stores a firearm or ammunition unless the practitioner in good faith believes that the inquiry is relevant to the patient’s medical care or safety, or to the safety of others.” Unfortunately, the bill failed to make it out of a judiciary subcommittee in March.
The government continues to concoct excuses to deny gun ownership for medical reasons. In October, for instance, the Justice Department sent letters to federally registered and licensed gun dealers instructing them not to sell guns and ammo to medical marijuana card holders.
“Any person who uses or is addicted to marijuana, regardless of whether or not his or her state has passed legislation authorizing marijuana use for medicinal purposes, is an unlawful user of or is addicted to a controlled substance and is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition,” Arthur Herbert, Assistant Director for Enforcement Programs and Services for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, wrote in the memo.
The medical establishment has pushed an anti-gun agenda for decades. “Over the years, the entrenched medical/public-health establishment, acting as a willing accomplice of the gun-control lobby has conducted politicized, results-oriented gun (control) research based on what can only be characterized as junk science,” writes Miguel A. Faria Jr., a medical doctor.
More than a decade ago, Faria explained how the CDC and the health care establishment attempted to turn gun violence into a medical issue and worked hand-in-hand with government to build the case for not only gun restriction but confiscation.
Now that the medical establishment and the federal government are bound together through the tyrannical tendrils of Obamacare, it seems more than likely the anti-gun agenda will take up the mantle of public safety and health as they work to deny us the fundamental right guaranteed by the Second Amendment.
Obamacare, after all, is about control, not health care. A control freak federal government is determined to micromanage every aspect of our lives. In order to successfully do this it must disarm the public and ensure that resistance is indeed futile.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

$5.00 A Week Food Preps

This is a old post and food cost more so you may have to spend a little more than the $5.00 a week but some items are the same price or better.
  • Week 1: 6 lbs salt
  • Week 2: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
  • Week 3: 20 lbs of sugar
  • Week 4: 8 cans tomato soup
  • Week 5: 50 lbs wheat
  • Week 6: 6 lbs macaroni
  • Week 7: 20 lbs sugar
  • Week 8: 8 cans tuna
  • Week 9: 6 lbs yeast
  • Week 10: 50 lbs wheat
  • Week 11: 8 cans tomato soup
  • Week 12: 20 lbs sugar
  • Week 13: 10 lbs powdered milk
  • Week 14: 7 boxes macaroni & cheese
  • Week 15: 50 lbs wheat
  • Week 16: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
  • Week 17: 1 bottle 500 multi-vitamins
  • Week 18: 10 lbs powdered milk
  • Week 19: 5 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • Week 20: 50 lbs wheat
  • Week 21: 8 cans tomato soup
  • Week 22: 20 lbs sugar
  • Week 23: 8 cans tuna
  • Week 24: 6 lbs shortening
  • Week 25: 50 lbs wheat
  • Week 26: 5 lbs honey
  • Week 27: 10 lbs powdered milk
  • Week 28: 20 lbs sugar
  • Week 29: 5 lbs peanut butter
  • Week 30: 50 lbs wheat
  • Week 31: 7 boxes macaroni & cheese
  • Week 32: 10 lbs powdered milk
  • Week 33: 1 bottle 500 aspirin
  • Week 34: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
  • Week 35: 50 lbs wheat
  • Week 36: 7 boxes macaroni & cheese
  • Week 37: 6 lbs salt
  • Week 38: 20 lbs sugar
  • Week 39: 8 cans tomato soup
  • Week 40: 50 lbs wheat
  • Week 41: 5 cans cream of chicken soup
  • Week 42: 20 lbs sugar
  • Week 43: 1 bottle 500 multi-vitamins
  • Week 44: 8 cans tuna
  • Week 45: 50 lbs wheat
  • Week 46: 6 lbs macaroni
  • Week 47: 20 lbs sugar
  • Week 48: 5 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • Week 49: 5 lbs honey
  • Week 50: 20 lbs sugar
  • Week 51: 8 cans tomato soup
  • Week 52: 50 lbs wheat

Some weeks you will have leftover change. Instead of spending it, put aside the change each week to be used for the weeks you may need more than $5 (like for wheat, milk, etc). Also be sure to lookout for sales. This way you can jump ahead and cross items off the list where there are great bargains.
After you have completed this list, you will end up with:
  • 500 lbs of wheat
  • 180 lbs of sugar
  • 40 lbs of powdered milk
  • 12 lbs of salt
  • 10 lbs of honey
  • 5 lbs of peanut butter
  • 45 cans of tomato soup
  • 15 cans of cream of mushroom soup
  • 15 cans of cream of chicken soup
  • 24 cans of tuna
  • 21 boxes of macaroni & cheese
  • 500 aspirin
  • 1000 multi-vitamins
  • 6 lbs of yeast
  • 6 lbs of shortening
  • 12 lbs of macaroni
I calculated that this amount of food has around 1,249,329 calories which based on a 2000 calorie a day diet will provide enough food for two people for 312 days! That’s almost one whole year for two people on $5 a week! Even if the price was double that, at $10 a week you’re only paying around $40/month in grocery bills. Try to beat that…

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Prep Items you can Buy For $5.00 A week..........

The goal of this post is to demonstrate that prepping can be done on the cheap for about $ 5.00 per week. I do not think that I know anyone who could not spare five bucks per week to invest in the ability to feed yourself and your family in the event of being affected by some form of disaster. And if you can do $10.00 a week and add items even faster!

For just $ 5.00 +/- you can buy the following storable things:


  • Five packages of Idahoan instant potatoes (flavored)
  • A case of ramen noodles (20 pkgs)
  • Five cans of sardines
  • Five gallons of purified water
  • Two cases of bottled water
  • Four cans of peaches, pears or fruit cocktail
  • Two jars of mandarin oranges
  • Five pounds of rice
  • Three to four pounds of spaghetti
  • Three to Four cans of spaghetti sauce
  • Three bags of egg noodles
  • Eight to Ten packages of gravy mix
  • Four cans of whole or sliced new potatoes
  • Four to Five cans of green beans or at least three to four cans of carrots, greens, peas or mixed veggies
  • Two cans of Yams
  • Six to Ten cans of pork and beans
  • One 40 ounce can of Beef Stew
  • Two 12 ounce cans of chicken, tuna or roast beef
  • One 1lb canned ham
  • Three to four cans of refried beans
  • Three to five 12 oz cans of raviolis or spaghetti O's.
  • Two 12.5 ounce cans of Salmon
  • Five pounds of Oatmeal
  • Three to Four packages Dinty Moore heat and eat meals
  • Five packages of corn bread mix
  • Five pounds of Sugar
  • Five pound of Flour
  • 1.5 quarts of cooking oil
  • Three to Four one pound bags of dry beans
  • Two cans of apple juice
  • One to Two jars of peanut butter
  • Two boxes of yeast
  • Two bags of generic breakfast cereal
  • 10 (8 oz) cans of tomato paste/tomato sauce
  • Four to Five cans of soup
  • Four to Five cans of Chunky soup
  • 8-10 pounds of Iodized salt
  • Two bottles of garlic powder or other spices
  • Two boxes with sugar or 35 packs without sugar of Kool-Aid
  • A can of coffee
  • 2 bottles of powdered coffee creamer

Non-Food Items

  • One manual can opener
  • Two bottles of camp stove fuel
  • 100 rounds of .22lr ammo
  • 25 rounds of 12 ga birdshot or small game loads
  • 20 rounds of .223 ammo
  • One spool of 12lb test monofilament fishing line
  • 2 to 5 packages of hooks and some sinkers or corks.
  • One or Two artificial lures
  • Two packages of soft plastic worms
  • Three Bic Lighters or Three to Four big boxes of matches
  • A Big package of tea lights
  • 50 ft of para cord
  • One roll of duct tape
  • One box of nails or other fasteners
  • One small flashlight
  • 2-4 D-batteries, 4-8 AA or AAA batteries or 2-3 9v batteries
  • One toothbrush and tooth paste
  • One bag of disposable razors
  • Eight bars of ivory soap  
  • One box or tampons or bag of pads for the ladies
  • Two gallons of bleach
  • Needles and thread
  • Two Bottles of Lamp Oil

OTC Medications

  • One bottle 500 mg generic Tylenol (acetometaphin)
  • One bottle 200 mg generic advil (ibuprofen)
  • 2 boxes 24 count 25 mg generic Benadryl (diphenhydramine HCI)
  • Two bottles 500 count 325 mg aspirin
  • 2 boxes of generic sudafed
  • 4-5 bottles of alcohol
  • One box of bandages (4x4)
  • One to two boxes of band-aids (generic)
  • 4 bottles of hydrogen peroxide
  • One bottle of multivitamin
  • Two bottles of Generic Pepto-Bismol

Use your brain and look for needed items under $5.00 and make a list and start adding the items every week in no time you will have a stock of needed items!

End Of The World Art

Friday, June 22, 2012

So It's True

Sometime the movies come true!
Just Look at the movie Terminator:

And now look at Home Land Security and our Government:

So when will the killing and the round up start?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Found This And It's Good Info

Ten Tips That Will Guarantee You Have Food if SHTF
By Survivor Woman
Some of the most popular web articles on emergency preparedness have to do with food. This is also a widely discussed topic in print and on forums. And it is no wonder. In today’s society eating is no longer just for sustenance. It is a social form, a source of family bonding and togetherness and for many, a hobby. And, with rising costs, it is a significant part of almost everyone’s household budget.
Today I would like to share ten tips for securing your food supply so that in the event of a natural disaster, a terrorist attack, or civil disobedience on a massive scale, you will be able to eat and to thrive – no matter what.
Protecting Your Food Supply – No Matter What Happens
1. Grow your own food: This sounds so simple yet few actually do it. There are lots of excuses: not enough room, not enough sunlight, don’t know how and so on. Well I say get over it. Whether you have a backyard area, a raised garden, or a few pots on the deck, with a little bit of work you can grow something. Try using edible plants in your landscape or how about some fruit trees or an herb garden?
2. Learn to “put up”: food by canning, freezing or dehydrating your bounty. With or without modern gadgets, putting up food as it is called, takes some effort but the results are worth it. You save money, control the use of salt and preservatives, and guarantee a source of food when the grocer’s shelves are empty.
3. Plan for supplemental power sources: If the power grid goes down, you will be out of luck if you only rely on a freezer for stored foods. One option is to get an emergency generator – just be sure that you also store an adequate amount of fuel. Or forget about freezing and either purchase canned foods or can and dehydrate your own.
4. Zip those lips: Be discreet. Don’t brag about how much food you have stored away or you will find yourself the hit of the cocktail set as your friends and neighbors take note of where to go to eat when the SHTF. Speaking of which, do you have a way to defend your food supply?
5. Get creative about storage: As with the garden, you may need to get creative when it comes to food storage. Walk around your home or apartment with a new set of eyes. What about under the beds or in a back corner of the closet? The crawl space under you house is good too – just remember to keep things elevated a bit so that a damp floor does not ruin your stored food.
6. Have alternative cooking sources: You are going to need some way to cook your stored food if the power is out. Pick up an inexpensive wood or charcoal burning grill such at the Volcano II Collapsible Stove. You can also – very very little money – get a rocket stove that will burn wood or biomass (twigs, pinecones and such). You will be amazed at how versatile these little stoves are. Also consider a solar oven. Whatever you choose, make sure you either have fuel or access to fuel.
7. Learn depression cooking: Cook from scratch, make your own bread, and learn to cook full meals from low-cost, easily stored staples such as beans and rice. One of the mistakes people make is to acquire food for emergency use yet continue to purchased pre-made, pre-packaged, or takeout food for daily consumption. They never learn to cook let alone learn to cook using the most basic of ingredients.
8. Take advantage of natures bounty: Depending on where you live, fishing or hunting or both may be an option for you. Learn fishing and
hunting skills now and please, don’t forget to learn to clean and cook your bounty. There are some excellent videos on butchering and well as preserving your bounty. It is not as difficult as you think.
9. Store food properly: Read about the six enemies of food storage and plan accordingly. Purchase food in bulk then package and store dry goods for the long term in Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers. Or shop at dependable vendors such as Emergency Essentials for foods that are already safely packaged for long term emergency use. You will be surprised at the many options available to you.
10. Depend on yourself, not the government: No list would be complete without reminding you that you need to rely upon yourself, and not others to tend to your needs if a disaster or other major catastrophic event occurs. Your neighbors, who have not prepared, may be downright hostile and the government, while well-intentioned, may take some time to get needed supplies to your area. Analyze the potential for disaster in your geographical area (earthquake, wild fires, floods, tornado, hurricane) and have a plan that you can implement should you need to shelter in place or evacuate.
The Final Word
There are tons of resources available to help you achieve food security by taking advantage of these ten tips. On excellent source to get you started are some of the articles here on Backdoor Survival (listed below). Another source is the DVD sets Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm and Food Storage Secrets.
However you choose to do it, work now on getting things growing and on learning the skills you will need in order to survive. And remember, when the public food supply is interrupted, it will be too late to start prepping.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
Suggested Reading
Taking Advantage of Natures Bounty
Food Storage Mistakes and Goofs
SurvivalWoman Review: Volcano Collapsible II Stove
Food Storage Part I – A Primer on Oxygen Absorbers
Food Storage Part II: Unraveling the Mystique of Mylar Bags
Food Storage Part III: Food Grade Buckets, Lids and Gamma Seals
Depression Cooking: A Visit to Clara’s Kitchen
The Six Enemies of Food Storage
Growing and Raising 100% of your Food
From the Bargain Bin: Survival is all about learning to fend for yourself and food self-sufficiency is at the top of everyone’s list.
Canning: If you are interested in learning how to can and want the basics, the bible is the USDA Home Canning Guide. I have compiled all of the various sections into a single document and made it available for download here or if you prefer, you can download the individual sections at the USDA site.
Solar Dehydrator: Want to learn more about how you go about dehydrating crops? Here is a free download on Solar Dehydrator technologies including how to dry fruits an vegetables.
Presto 23-Quart Pressure Canner: If you are looking for just the right food preservation gear, check out this pressure canner and cooker. It is constructed of warp-resistant, heavy-gauge aluminum for fast, even heating and works on both regular and smooth-top ranges.
Nesco American Harvest Food Dehydrator: This food dehydrator is highly rated yet inexpensive. Be forewarned, though. One you are hooked on drying your home grown fruits and veggies, you just might want a dehydrator with a larger capacity.

Prepping And Things To Remember

1. Prepping will change your life forever!

2. If you tell other you prep you will be laughed at, called a fool and told you are crazy!

3. You will spend money to prep and you may miss trips to the beach or that trip to Disneyland but you will have a better shot at life.

4. Family will think you are crazy, but as soon as the collapse hits they will show up at your home or retreat because you owe them the food, water and other supplies you have.

5. Just because you have prep's doesn't mean you will survive. You need skills and lots of planing and some luck helps to.

6. The End of The World will change everything for your family!

7. A lone Wolf can survive but a pack of wolf's can thrive and survive, so find a group of people you can trust.

8. Prepping is a skill so train and learn the skill of prepping and stay sharp!

9. Stocks of food, water, and other supplies will run out so learn the skills of hunting, fishing, gardening and canning! Skills are your best friend as a prepper!

10. Own and know how to use and clean your guns, and have stock's of ammo, gun cleaning supplies and parts. You must know how to fix your guns and do it right.

11. Know one can prep for everything, so be ready to be caught off guard a little and remember to go with the flow and think before you act, your brain is your best survival tool, use it!

12. Remember not everyone will survive the collapse, attack, or event that starts TEOTWAWKI, so have plans in your group for each member to cross learn skills. It would be very bad to only have one nurse in your group and have her or him killed on the day of the event and now you have no nurse in your group. As I have said skills are needed and the more people know the better your shot at life.

13. Down time will be a thing of the past and long days of work will be the new norm, so have needed items to help with the work, like gloves, boots, jeans, thick socks, tools and have back up to all your preps.

14. Remember even the best plans and the best survivalist can get hurt, shot, get sick or lose gear so have back up plans to your back up plans!!!!!

15. Barter items are a big part of prepping so get some and store them!

Prepping is a way of life and not just a hobby so step up and change your life forever!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Obama Seeks US Congressional Ratification of UN Global Gun Control Treaty

They want our guns....... I say this,"If you want my guns try to take them?"

Thursday, June 14, 2012

So What's Next With This Country???

So What's Next?
Will we attack Iran?
Will we attack Syria?
Will The Dollar tank even more?
Will the Euro die?
Will this Country survive?

Looks like this afternoon that the Pentagon has finalized plans to attack Syria and forcefully depose its leader, Bashar al-Assad, under the cover of securing weapons of mass destruction and preventing “sectarian violence”by supporting and training the Free Syrian Army. “The U.S. military has completed its own planning for how American troops would conduct a variety of operations against Syria, or to assist neighboring countries in the event action was ordered, officials tell CNN.”
CNN says the Pentagon has “finalized its assessment of what types of units would be needed, how many troops, and even the cost of certain potential operations.”
“There is a sense that if the sectarian violence in Syria grows, it could be worse than what we saw in Iraq,” an unnamed Obama administration official told CNN.
The attack plan is similar to the one used against Libya: (info from

I don't know about the rest of you but I don't trust our leaders at all. We hear one thing and see two or three other things. We are told to follow and not question and do as your told, "don't you want to be a GOOD AMERICAN?" Monkey spit!!!! They can bite my arse! I question things that are not right and most people should do the same. When we sit back and don't question this is when the fools run crazy. Just look at the Office Obama holds, we never question the leader of the Country so what does he do? Anything he wants to do and if he can't push it in a bill he goes around the country and uses his executive orders to push stuff on us. Or he signs stuff in the dark of night on New Year's Eve (NDAA) when will it end? I tell you when we stand up and question stuff that's not right! So make a stand and fight for freedom and make a stand and fight for your survival! To tell you the truth I have no idea what's next for this country, but I'm sure if we don't fight to take it back it will be lost forever!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The World Is Getting More And More Crazy...... So What Do I Do Next?

If you read the blogs and read the real news at the true news sites you can see the world is getting more and more crazy as each day goes by. The police state is here and we live in it! Just try to buy a few items at the Wal-Mart now days, like ammo or LP and you get 20 questions. Maybe not for a small amount but do like me and buy 6 bricks of 22LR, 10 packs of 55gr .223, 6 packs of 12ga 00 Buckshot, 4 packs of 12ga slugs and a case of 1lb LP tanks and pay at the sports Department you will get 20 questions. I asked why so many questions about what I was buying and the answer I got will Kill You!!!!! I was told, " Didn't you see the T.V. ads here at Wal-Mart from Home Land Security, If You See Something Say Something!" I just about died right there in Wal-Mart and then I tole the guy, I was sorry the nanny state had brainwashed him so bad. And with that I walked away and he had the deer in the headlights look as I walked away. Just to be fair this is one guy there are two other in the department who are cool and even will hold a few 22LR bricks for we because I know when there trucks come in and I go on the next day to get any ammo I want.
Today on Alex Jones Jessie Ventura said he tried to buy and surf board in his home state and was told he had to fill out a form to buy it, WHAT? A surf board? He was told any water craft over 9.5 feet long has to be registered in the state. So he gave his Mexico address, LOL to funny. And Alex Jones tried to buy a small Kayak in TX and was told the same thing he had to fill out a form to buy the boat! What, a Kayak is now a boat? Man it's getting crazy when you can't even buy sometime without getting the 20 question deal. What's next, when you go and buy ten 10lbs bags of rice and you fill out a form or when you buy extra LP tank you have a form to fill out? Before long they will track everything we do, hell they do it most of the time now with our debt cards, credit cards, and club cards. The United States is a full blown Police State and anyone that don't see it is just a fool.
So to answer the question, "What Do I Do Next?" the answer is prep!!!! Stock up on everything you need to survive the coming collapse. Be it water, food, ammo/guns, medical supplies, tools, and anything you will need to survive the end of the world as we know it!
Most people do not see the need to prep and most people will never start to prep and the sad truth is when the collapse hits most people will die from the lack of not being ready! And you and I can't fix or change that truth! We have to prep for our families and a few extra people and that is about all we can do, but get out and learn skills and prep like crazy. As you can see the world is getting more and more crazy as the days go by!

Monday, June 11, 2012

So What's Not In The News?

So if you turn on the Boob Tube or pick up that paper what would you not see in the news?

South Korea has warned it would immediately retaliate against the North and has held unscheduled military exercises after series of threats from Pyongyang. A week ago the North threatened to launch rocket attacks on media offices in the South. So the North and South Korea War talk is up and running again, but this is week to week with these guys. I will keep an eye on it but I'm not sure if the North is much more than a big bag of Hot Air..........

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Saturday denied having made a secret deal to be on the ticket with presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. And after a weekend of rage amongst Ron Paul supporters over Rand Paul’s endorsement of Mitt Romney, the Ron Paul campaign has issued its first quasi-official response to the controversy in the form of a video blog by Jack Hunter which argues that the endorsement is a political move designed to position the Kentucky Senator for a presidential run in 2016.   I will have to wait and see on this one, but something doesn't smeel good with this deal!!!!! Time will tell......

The military’s killer drones have made America safer by decimating Al Qaeda’s chain of command, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday.
Rep. Peter King (R-L.I.) defended the tactic, which has come under increasing scrutiny as a way of waging war without leaving any fingerprints.
“I wish we could all live in a world where we could hold hands and love each other, the fact is that’s not reality,” King told CNN’s “State of the Union.”   How can Drones make us safe? How can breaking the law and breaking the 4th Amendment going to keep me safe. The first part tell you all you need to know about my rights!!!!
Amendment IV: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

President Barack Obama has told the US Navy and Air Force to prepare air strikes on Syria as part of a “no fly zone” that will be enforced with the aid of British and French military power, according to a report. Their mission will be to knock out Assad’s central regime and military command centers so as to shake regime stability and restrict Syrian army and air force activity for subduing rebel action and wreaking violence on civilian populations,” reports Israeli intelligence outfit DebkaFile. Having threatened military action for months, the United States was apparently encouraged by the fact that Russia is once again backing down from its harsh rhetoric and indicating that it will not oppose the toppling of President Bashar Al-Assad. So we will see if this is true in the coming weeks I know they want and need a new war to help bring up Mr. Obama's numbers and make him look like a God to the fools of this Country so they can keep the puppet in office. They know all they have to do with him his pull his strings and he will follow.

The real news is out there you just have to look for it!!!!!

Indiana First State to Allow Citizens to (Shoot Law Enforcement Officers)

Noel Brinkerhoff
All Gov

June 11, 2012
Police officers in Indiana are upset over a new law allowing residents to use deadly force against public servants, including law enforcement officers, who unlawfully enter their homes. It was signed by Republican Governor Mitch Daniels in March.
The first of its kind in the United States, the law was adopted after the state Supreme Court went too far in one of its rulings last year, according to supporters. The case in question involved a man who assaulted an officer during a domestic violence call. The court ruled that there was “no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police officers.”
The National Rifle Association lobbied for the new law, arguing that the court decision had legalized police to commit unjustified entries.
Tim Downs, president of the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police, which opposed the legislation, said the law could open the way for people who are under the influence or emotionally distressed to attack officers in their homes.
“It’s just a recipe for disaster,” Downs told Bloomberg. “It just puts a bounty on our heads.”
To Learn More:
NRA-Backed Law Spells Out When Indianans May Open Fire on Police (by Mark Niquette, Bloomberg)
Senate Enrolled Act No. 1 (Indiana Legislature)