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In keeping with my standing as self-appointed Purveyor of Gloom, I note an article in The New York Times warning consumers to brace themselves for a 20% hike in the price of virtually everything they buy. What makes this particularly notable is that, until quite recently, the establishment media, in concert with a gaggle of… Read more »

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The grocery store closest to where I live is called Raley’s. It’s part of a very big chain of supermarkets that extends from Northern California clear to Reno, Nevada.  Raley’s Supermarkets are known for being clean, upscale, and well-stocked. If you’re looking for an item you can’t find in most other grocery stores, you’ll likely… Read more »

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TEOTWAWKI is an acronym that stands for “The End Of The World As We Know It”.  It basically means life as we know it right now will change forever, but life will not end. While there are numerous scenarios that can change life as we know it forever, most people will not be able to… Read more »

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A couple of days ago my wife called my attention to a recent episode of Nightline NBC that featured some of the weirder postings to be found on Cragslist.  I’m always intrigued at how the media is forever trying to reassure us that an economic recovery is right around the corner while simultaneously featuring stories… Read more »

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As a Disaster Preparedness Instructor since 1996, I’ve been researching and working with both man-made and natural disasters and their effects.  Being retired military (Medical) and having worked numerous humanitarian and natural disaster relief missions all around the world, I have seen firsthand on many occasions the extreme pain, suffering, and hardships that the survivors… Read more »

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Storing flats of bottled water is about the most dangerous way of doing it. It’s too bad, too, because nothing could be easier or more convenient than picking up a case or two of bottled water every month, stacking them in the garage, and forgetting about them. Alas, in this case, convenience comes with a… Read more »

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Challenges of a Winter Bug-Out

Bugging out, or leaving your home or normal place of shelter to survive outside or on the move, is generally considered a last ditch effort to survive. Conditions requiring a bug out might include a home that is or shortly will be under siege, a secondary shelter that has failed or is inaccessible, or the… Read more »

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In a worse case scenario like a pole shift, CME, meteor shower, etc, the safest place to be will be underground: the deeper, the better.  One will need at a minimum at least three feet or more of reinforced earth & stone or concrete & steel overhead.  However, this may not be possible depending on… Read more »