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Economy – “It’s truly a scary time”

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A hedge fund manager who warned about the last financial crisis is seeing parallels of that run-up in the market today.

“I think it is a truly scary time,” Andy Redleaf, CEO of $4.2 billion hedge and mutual fund manager Whitebox Advisors, said in an internal memo Sunday night obtained by CNBC.com.

– the above comes from the article “Hedge fund manager says: It’s a truly scary time”

There is little doubt that compared to

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OPSEC Before and After a Major Emergency

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This post was originally published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.

 

Sure, you’re ready for the “big day” when everything goes to hell, and you have to fight to survive. You’ve stocked up on food, water, weapons and ammo…and you’ve got one or more places to go to if you have to bug out.

But are you sure no one else is planning on using YOUR supplies? Has anyone taken notice to the location of your

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Last Entry – #15: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here is the last entry in the MSO SHTF “Go To” Knife contest. The best one selected will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

Winner to be announced tomorrow…..

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By SB: The knife I choose is the Trail Master by Cold Steel. Rugged, simple (like me), reliable. Nothing fancy or high tech, no saw tooth or hollow handle. I like the clean lines and heft.

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Hold the Press!!! I missed one – SHTF Contest Entry #16

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Here is the last entry in the MSO SHTF “Go To” Knife contest. The best one selected will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

Winner to be announced tomorrow…..

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From D.

Despite the fact that my nature is not a knife collector, over the years, quite a number of them have come into my hands. I firmly do not believe in

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ENTRY #13 & #14: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here are a few entries in the MSO SHTF “Go To” Knife contest. The best one selected will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

I am not looking for a picture of a knife laying on the kitchen counter – somehow make it unique and interesting. Set your entry apart from the rest. This could be something unique with the picture or maybe the description – or both.

Send your contest entries to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Make sure

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ENTRY #11 & #12 SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here are a few entries in the MSO SHTF “Go To” Knife contest. The best one selected will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

I am not looking for a picture of a knife laying on the kitchen counter – somehow make it unique and interesting. Set your entry apart from the rest. This could be something unique with the picture or maybe the description – or both.

Send your contest entries to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Make sure

Continue reading ENTRY #11 & #12 SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

ENTRY #8, #9 and #10: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

Dirty and needs some sharpening.

Here are a few entries in the MSO SHTF “Go To” Knife contest. The best one selected will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

I am not looking for a picture of a knife laying on the kitchen counter – somehow make it unique and interesting. Set your entry apart from the rest. This could be something unique with the picture or maybe the description – or both.

Send your contest entries to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Make sure

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Question: What is your biggest preparedness need?

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Would appreciate as many people as possible answering this question:

What is your biggest preparedness need?

More specifically when you look at your preps – tangible, material items as well as skills – what are you most lacking? Again – another way of looking at this is what do you feel you need to improve the most between now and the “event”?

Looking forward to your response.

Question: What is your biggest preparedness need?

ENTRY #5, #6 and #7: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here are a few entries in the MSO SHTF “Go To” Knife contest. The best one selected will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

I am not looking for a picture of a knife laying on the kitchen counter – somehow make it unique and interesting. Set your entry apart from the rest. This could be something unique with the picture or maybe the description – or both.

Send your contest entries to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Make sure

Continue reading ENTRY #5, #6 and #7: SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

DHS Is “Positioning” to Secretly Arrest American Dissidents In Preparation for World War III

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This article was originally published over at TheCommonSenseShow.com by Dave Hodges.

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In my article this morning, I stated that Americans are war weary and when the anger related to the tragic death of Kayla Mueller subsides, Americans will resist supporting the commitment that World War III will require of all us in terms of labor, capital and the sacrifice of personal

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MSOnline Contest: Your SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here is a simple contest……..send me a picture of your SHTF “Go To” knife and the best one will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

I am not looking for a picture of your knife laying on the kitchen counter – somehow make it unique and interesting. Set your entry apart from the rest.

Send your contest entries to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Make sure to include the picture and tell me a little about why you have chosen

Continue reading MSOnline Contest: Your SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

MSOnline Contest: Your SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here is a simple contest……..send me a picture of your SHTF “Go To” knife and the best one will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

I am not looking for a picture of your knife laying on the kitchen counter – somehow make it unique and interesting. Set your entry apart from the rest.

Send your contest entries to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Make sure to include the picture and tell me a little about why you have chosen

Continue reading MSOnline Contest: Your SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

MSOnline Contest: Your SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

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Here is a simple contest……..send me a picture of your SHTF “Go To” knife and the best one will win a Gerber Machete Pro.

I am not looking for a picture of your knife laying on the kitchen counter – somehow make it unique and interesting. Set your entry apart from the rest.

Send your contest entries to emergencycd(at)gmail.com. Make sure to include the picture and tell me a little about why you have chosen

Continue reading MSOnline Contest: Your SHTF “Go To” Knife photo contest

Are people digging in?

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I am hearing from a growing number of people so concerned with current world events they are stepping up their preps and getting ready to “dig in”.

These people are not quitting their jobs or bugging out however they are taking significant actions to put back more food, medical supplies, firearms – and those items which would be needed related to what they feel is coming. What is it that is concerning people? Well –

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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: Something does NOT add up!

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever:

Something does NOT add up!

By

“The Coach”, Contributing Editor

Today is Saturday, 8/2/2014. If you have been following the Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever virus outbreak in West Africa, like I have, maybe you have picked up on something’s like I did. However, unless you pay very close attention you may have missed it.

Something just does not make any sense to

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5 items for sanitation after the SHTF

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I have been thinking a bit about sanitation lately. Grid down and no public utilities – How would sanitation be handled? Not often discussed and often ignored sanitation is not only a health concern but influences morale as well. Having a group of 4-6 people huddled up in some form of shelter – doing lots of manual labor – could create some serious body odor.

Here are five things I have

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SHTF ONE GUN DEFENSE

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****This post originally appeared over at SeasonedCitizenPrepper.com. It can be seen in its original form HERE.

 

BY GREG RENTCHLER, Editor at Large

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I’ve been spending a lot of time at my BOL thinking about a one-gun solution for defending the family in time of SHTF. After much discussion with my survival family and colleagues, we collectively concluded that there is no such thing as

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Building your own gun for SHTF

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In prepping there are few things more important than protecting the lives of yourself and your loved ones. It’s your duty to ensure their safety by any means necessary even in the toughest of times. As a prepper you probably own a firearm (or several) as a means of defense for you and your family.

What happens however, when the government comes to take away your guns? How will you protect the

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Dr. Allen shares his thoughts…………

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The following comes from a comment posted by Dr. Allen in response to a recent post – Survivalist First Aid Kits: What Do I Need? I appreciate Dr. Allen’s willingness to share his thoughts and expertise. – Rourke

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The postings for a “first aid kit” have been of interest with some of them of concern.

 

Only FYI and substantiation: my training/experience has been rather extensive both in years (13 in training and

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Could a SHTF event create a race war?

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The stock market has crashed. Grocery stores have closed. Gas stations have run out of fuel. People are growing more and more desperate by the day. Being in such a critical state groups begin to form. There are safety in numbers and people begin to hear of increasing violence. People no longer walk the streets by themselves as they are more likely to fall victim to violent crime.

What role will race play when things

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Condition Factor Monitoring Level raised to Level 4

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Current CFM Level is “4” with a total Factor Level of:

 

“80”

Although I am not going to get into the specific equation which is used to arrive at the current score of “80” – the current score reaches that level due to several influencing factors including:

The conflict and apparent aggression by Russia in the Ukraine could cause an economic ripple across Europe and over to the

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…On Grief and Loss

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The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.

 

Here’s another little chat on another subject that we all would like to ignore.

During the Vietnam war I lost close friends including my childhood friend that I joined the Marine Corps with. At that time in my life the rule of the day was “suck it up and move on” there was not time for grief or

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Video: When Will the SHTF?

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This is probably one of the most asked and thought about questions by preppers all over as they consider their preps, finances, and plans. When will it all come crashing down? Will it ever? Do we have a year left? 5 years? 10 years? A discussion on this topic could go on for hours……

 

 

15 questions to answer about when the SHTF/TEOTWAWKI happens

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“SHTF” can cover quite a wide range of possibilities but the bottom line is it will be life changing and dangerous. I am referring to a large “event” such as what happened with Katrina. Think “economic collapse” -type event.

Here we go….

Can you provide food and water to your family? What will you tell friends and neighbors that come knocking on your door when they have “needs”? When will you make the decision not

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