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Terrorist Cell in Heart of United States?

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Evidence is mounting that there is a possible terrorist cell operating in the Columbia, Missouri area. Over the past several days local Walmarts have reported having multiple incidents where men are purchasing large quantities of prepaid cell phones and paying with cash. These “throw aways” are often used by terrorists and criminals for communication purposes due to the lack of traceability to the buyer and the difficulty for law enforcement to conduct surveillance.

Terrorist Cell in Heart of United States?

Allergy or Side Effect?

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This post was originally published HERE on DoomandBloom.net.

 

A medical caregiver has many responsibilities in a disaster. Everyone knows that their duty is to deal with injuries and illness, but few are aware of their obligation as medical archivist; that is, they are responsible for knowing the medical history of the people under their care. Part of that medical history includes what medicines to which a patient is allergic.

 

Many people will

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Efforts in preparedness organization

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Organizing supplies is going well but taking longer than I would like. Trying to use some common sense in placing those items used more frequently to be most accessible while those rarely needed stuck in the back behind something.

I have ammunition housed in ammo cans and labeled by caliber and quantity. Those are meant for storage while other boxes are shelved in a cabinet for everyday use. Basically the ammo cans are hands off

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Medical Supplies As Survival Barter Items

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Rourke: This article was originally published HERE at the DoomandBloom.net website.

 

I recently received a communication from a paramedic who asked what I keep in terms of silver and gold for barter purposes in a collapse. In a true collapse, having some of this on hand would be very useful, but only in the early stages when people don’t yet realize that “money” may be worthless in terms of your chances for long-term survival.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Bug Out Bag the Essentials

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This infographic looks pretty good and I like the organization method of using different color internal bags. A couple things not mentioned include a water purifier and a firearm.

There are lots of great water filters on the market including the Lifestraw, Sawyer Mini Water Filter, the Katadyn line of water filters. As far as a firearm that is for another post and the choices are truly wide open.

 

 

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Purifying water with bleach

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Survival and preparedness is not all about zombies and being all “tacticool”. Often it is as simple as having water that is safe to drink. A well known method for disinfecting water is with common household bleach. Bleach is inexpensive and readily available at any grocery store.

Why bleach? Most municipalities use chlorine as part of their system to sanitize water for human consumption. Sodium hypochlorite is the active ingredient in bleach and is

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Video: EoTech & AR15 Carbine POV Shooting

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I realize this will not be the most exciting video ever watched but for those that do not understand the benefit of a holographic optic it is very telling.

I waited a long time before spending the money on a high-dollar EoTech 552 and have never looked back. For close-to-medium ranges it is phenomenal. It offers super fast target acquisition and super rugged. There are other similar optics out there some costing more –

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Excerpt from American Exit Strategy

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The following excerpt is from the fantastic book American Exit Strategy written by Mark Goodwin. It is being reprinted with permission.

Let me set the stage: In the book there is a Presidential debate taking place between three candidates – Governor Howe(Democrat), Congressman Marcos (Republican), and Independent candidate Paul Randall. Paul Randall is a Republican but running as an Independent. What follows are the closing statements from Paul Randall after both Howe and Marcos

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Video of the Week: How To Make A PVC Water Pump

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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.

I have seen one of these in action and it worked great as a backup pump for a well. Simple to make and inexpensive.

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Review: Xiaomi 16000mAh Mobile Power Bank

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Today’s world offers tremendous capabilities with portable multimedia and communication devices. I hear the argument all the time that “real preppers” should stay away from modern technology. I disagree. These are tools and if available and operational use them to your benefit.

Over the past couple years I have used numerous portable power banks to charge cell phones and tablets. I find these back up power resources very useful for when I am not near

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8 Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide

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Most all of us have a bottle – or twelve – of hydrogen peroxide put back. Did you know that its uses are more than just wound disinfection? Hydrogen peroxide actually has a multitude of uses and makes the storage of it even more important.

Oh and by the way there is a reason hydrogen peroxide comes in a dark brown bottle. It is because light will ruin its potency.

It should be obvious to

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Rourke’s AR Pistol Build – “Venom”

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AR pistols are all the rage today and for good reason. They offer much of the size and maneuverability of an SBR(short barrel rifle) without the cost and time involved in a NFA tax stamp. “NFA tax stamp?” You see the government in all its infinite wisdom decided long ago that owning a rifle with a barrel length less than 16″ is just not something the American people should be allowed to do. If

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Is Barack Obama Actually TRYING To Start World War III?

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Rourke: This post was recently published HERE over at The Economic Collapse website.

 

by Michael Snyder

Why has Barack Obama airdropped 50 tons of ammunition into areas that “moderate rebels” in Syria supposedly control? This is essentially the equivalent of poking the Russians directly in the eyes. Much of this ammunition will end up in the hands of those that the Russians are attempting to bomb into oblivion, and so to Russia it appears

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Electromagnetic Pulse: One Day We Will Wake Up In An America Without Electricity And Society Will Totally Break Down

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This post originally appeared HERE over at The Economic Collapse Blog.

 

by Michael Snyder

What would you do if the power grid went down and never came back up? One of these days, and it could be a lot sooner than most people think, we will all wake up in a country without electricity. And considering how utterly dependent we have become on technology, that is a very frightening scenario to consider. How would

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Review: Canik TP9SA 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol

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Colt. Springfield. Glock. Smith & Wesson. H&K. Ruger. All these brands are well respected and have been putting out high quality firearms for years. For most the mention of any of those brands and it is easy to think of at least a half dozen quality models offered.

Canik? Not so much.

Canik is relatively new to the pistol market and word of its incredible performance and low price

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7 Things to Expect After the SHTF

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7 things to expect after the SHTF. This is just 7 and there are many more. Most of these would hold true if the SHTF-event was local or national/world. The point of this post is to get people thinking of their own life and lifestyle and go through some mental exercises as to how life would be without this or that – or having to deal with changed circumstances. Visualization will not only assist in

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Skill Set That’s Beneficial to Readers in a Homestead or Survival Situation

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by C.M.

As a single mom of two children, I had never thought about preparing for any type of disaster. During Y2K, I was young, in love, and newly married. During 9/11, I found myself newly divorced and raising an infant and toddler by myself. Prepping was the last thing on my mind. I was happy just to get by day by day. In the years since, I realized the awesome responsibility

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What meds would you want in your personal SHTF pharmacy?

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This post was originally published HERE in ModernSurvivalOnline.

 

DISCLAIMER: Always consult a medical doctor before using any new medications, prescription or not. This information is intended to be used as a general guide of what types of medications would be most useful in a post-societal breakdown situation where there is no formal access to medical care, and you are forced to become your own doctor. In no way is this information intended to

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Why do I Prepare…….. by Blueridgeprepper1

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This post originally appeared HERE on MSO.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “This country has lost its moral core”? Do you believe that because of liberal influences and a misguided Supreme Court we now live in a country that has Freedom FROM Religion, rather than Freedom OF Religion? If so, you are not alone. For many years I have noticed the decay of our society. Many in our nation no longer believe that you

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7 Essentials During a Power Outage

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by Lee Flynn

The grid disruption database from Inside Energy compiled their data and found an average of 200 reported grid outages per year from 2010 to 2013. This numbers continues to increase. There is not always an impending storm or a sudden natural disaster to warn that a power outage may be in the future. Therefore, it is essential that everyone be, at least minimally, prepared for the loss of power before

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Your SHTF “Go To” Gun Contest

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Here is a simple contest……..send me a picture of your SHTF “Go To” gun and the best one will win a case of MRE’s from MealKitSupply.com.

The collapse has happened. There is no rule of law. There are roving bands of brigands and gangs. What will you use to defend your family and supplies? I am not looking for a picture of your AR-15 leaning up against your refrigerator. Somehow make it unique and interesting.

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Rourke’s Weekly Recommendations

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Every week I throw out a few recommendations on things such as movies, books, knives, flashlights – all kinds of stuff. Some of these are not related to preparedness whatsoever – rather, just stuff I like. Most are available on Amazon but not all. I have a particular fondness for movies as one of my favorite things to do is to sit back and watch a good one.

So – for this week……here is my

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Your SHTF “Go To” Gun Contest

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Here is a simple contest……..send me a picture of your SHTF “Go To” gun and the best one will win a case of MRE’s from MealKitSupply.com.

The collapse has happened. There is no rule of law. There are roving bands of brigands and gangs. What will you use to defend your family and supplies? I am not looking for a picture of your AR-15 leaning up against your refrigerator. Somehow make it unique and interesting.

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By Brad M

After getting home from a 12 hour work day, shoveled the snow off of your driveway and walks, and find that you are tired and hungry. You decide you want a plate of Nacho’s, so you make them for yourself. Just as you are walking to your couch to sit down and enjoy your Nacho’s while you watch the big game, your doorbell rings. You answer it and it is a

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