Top Seven Articles on Prepper Website for the Week! Just In Case You Missed It! (10/8/17)

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Here are the top 7 articles (by clicks) that appeared on Prepper Website over the last week, just in case you missed it! They appear in order, from highest to lowest clicks. But remember, even the article at the bottom still received a lot of clicks!

Top 7 on Prepper Website – Week of 10/1/17 – 10/7/17

Peace,
Todd

FN-FAL for sale

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My DSA Voyager 21″ with a full embell spare parts kit, 20×20 red mags and 6x 30rd mags.

It’s a great set up. I am selling it because an opportunity to buy a truck came up at a time I can’t really cash flow it.

I have over 2k into it all and would ideally like to get 1,700 out of it. I would Ben willing to separate the spare parts it to sell separately if someone wants that.

I would be open to a partial trade for a nice AK or a Glock 9mm.

Serious inquiries only please. I want to see and am willing to play some let’s make a deal but it’s not like I’m desperate to sell today. Leave a comment or drop me an email if you are interested.

The Fourth “B”

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Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: A guest contribution from Texan to The Prepper Journal. I have had this one for awhile as the subject matter required some extra-special handling. As you will read it may be easy for some of the statements made herein to be labeled as sexist, or worse, and that clearly is not the authors intent. The material, heavily edited by me, is intended to raise awareness of an issue that one needs to prepare for as it is a fact of life. To the authors credit he included a number of steps to deal with complications, like excessive bleeding, and while I don’t doubt his proposed method, I also am not qualified to offer medical advice so I edited them out. All true preppers will seek the information needed through their own network of medical professionals and certified instructors, which is what both the author and I encourage.

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This is one of the least talked about subjects in open forums across the “prepper-verse.” I see YouTube videos of people’s preps, I do not see a lot of building up supplies for this. Yes, this is a natural thing that all animals do, but for humans a lot of the  “natural” has been replaced with an abundance of medicines and medical devices in the sterile environment of a doctors office, birthing center or hospital.

  

At some level of abstraction we talk about “prepping” as generally the “Three B’s”  – Beans, Bullets, and Band-Aids. (Editor Note: I actually think there is an “S” as well for “shelter” but could not find a “polite” way to add that to the title ;-)

We all know how important each is in everyday life, as well as in prepping for unexpected, or expected, events. What we don’t talk about much in open forums is “The Fourth B” – Babies, and birth control, in a post-normal world. Babies are part of life and therefore we cannot ignore babies in our preps. Because at some point in time either someone in your group will get pregnant or you will be joined by someone from the outside who is pregnant. Additionally, we all know that when humans are ruled by their hormones, their desires, their need for closeness and acceptance and that, when bored they look for ways to entertain themselves, and one of those ways is through activities that may result in the reproduction of the species. As such, we have to deal with the reality that people will be doing the act of reproducing after the SHTF and it is prudent plan for contraception, and birth.

For the woman who are on birth control it is safe to assume that one would run out in about 1-3 months time, which is the normal prescribed amount for birth control, unless they have an IUD or other implanted devices. Stocking up on chemical birth control is only ideal for the short term and it becomes less effective as time passes. After that one would have to resort to condoms or other methods of birth control, if one so wishes to remain childless. This is obviously a personal choice, one that should be understood and planned for before it becomes an emergency.

Something you can do right now is rethink how you store your on-hand birth control supplies. For chemical birth control I recommend keeping them in a dry area of the house, not under the sink in the bathroom like so many of us keep our OTC and prescription drugs. Keeping them under the sink or in a medicine cabinet degrades the shelf life and potency of the drug when it comes time to finally use it. Try this instead.

For stocking up on condoms, I recommend 10-15 boxes, and not lubricated because these can be used as for other purposes as well. (Editor Note: I recommend not viewing the YouTube videos on how much water they can contain, unless you too are in junior high school.)

So you’re pregnant!

Congratulations could be in order! That again is a personal matter and weighing the choices of self, and others impacted by this result. Now comes the first challenge – trying to “reproduce” all of the conditions that all of the current literature says you should follow, when you are living the normal life. Advice that matters like “You need to eat, a lot! Don’t miss seconds, if there are seconds.” Easily said, difficult in a hunter/gather society.  A lot of preppers I know or have seen are only planning for a 2,000 calorie a day diet, some even less, this is enough to sustain us now, but since we are much more sedentary than our ancestors 2,000 cal are enough for today’s lifestyle.

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Most pregnancy books, doctors, and websites say a pregnant woman should increase there intake by 300-350 cal a day, in the first and second trimester and by 500 cal in the third trimester. Just how do you achieve a diet of at least a 3,000 cal diet after the SHTF? This in an environment without home delivery of meals, drive-thru’s and where, for everyone, just for daily survival, they are seeking more calories in their diet to remain capable of the more strenuous activities, such as farming and hunting, and other normal tasks which are now chores as a result of the situational change. The point here is not some Hallmark movie plot where everyone sacrifices to support the coming baby, though, that is what would most likely happen. And that has an impact on the group that needs to be understood and talked through.

  

I would recommend every couple of birthing age buy a book on birthing and at the very least attend a birthing class. In a perfect situation your will have a midwife, doctor, or OBYGN nurse as a part of your group perhaps, but that is a conjecture few can depend upon. Of course this will also help when the going gets rough from illness and wounds. If you are planning as a “group” this is a positive add. Additionally, some pieces of medical equipment in your stash, such as a good stethoscope would be a plus as would a manual blood pressure device.

After the second trimester most women should not be out in the fields helping with hard manual labor. At this point they should be doing light work, keeping their bodies regulated should be the main focus of pregnant woman after the SHTF. Woman will not be willing to just lay around all day while others are out supporting the group. They will be wanting to help all of the time, as they should, but it is in their best interest to reduce their physical labor. As everyone knows arguing this point can be futile, so therefore I suggest you just request that she finds and sets her own limits.

  

Giving Birth

This will be the hardest part. We will not have the luxury of an epidural, nor the luxury of morphine or other advanced pain killers, the best most preppers will have on hand is some ibuprofen, which won’t even touch the pain a pregnant woman is experiencing.

The baby and the mother should be monitored as much as possible, mother’s blood pressure should be checked every 30 minutes. We will not have the help of fancy machines that take vitals when we need them to, so everything will have to be done manually, take an EMT class to learn the basic vital signs and how to calculate them. Vitals can tell you if something is wrong and what the fix could be, if you have some training.

We live in a world where the medical help is just a phone call away, so if something were to go bad you would be at a hospital in a matter of minutes. After the SHTF medical help and a team of doctors will not be a phone call away. They could be a day’s walk or longer. Most  Americas have not experienced a still birth. The reality is that most woman in the 1800’s, and up into the mid 1950’s, had at least one still birth and/or faced a real chance of death while giving birth during their lifetime. This is the scary reality that awaits us on the other side, after TSHTF. This is not meant to scare you, just give you an idea of what to expect.

One of the many realities of giving birth is complications, lots of them. In the third world the number one killer of woman after giving birth is blood loss. Many rural places  do not know how to handle it, then again most rural farmers do. There are ways to be prepared for this with things most preppers normally have and I would recommend you investigate this through a trusted medical professional.  (Please consult a doctor before attempting any medical procedure! Training can not be over stressed.)

Hurray a baby!

This now presents the second hurtle after a successful birth. Has the mother had a sufficient diet to be able to feed the baby naturally? If not then one need to be prepared to supplement the mother with a stored source of milk or other options.

  

Most baby formula stores for three years unopened, which is very critical for women already pregnant or those becoming pregnant in the first two years. After that, people will have to look to other resources such as farm animals (cows and goats, etc.). And because, nothing is perfect, not all women can produce enough milk to support their baby, even on a regular diet. Learning how to use cloth diapers is the next hurtle as the disposables will disappear quickly, and are seriously “single use” – seriously! Unless you have a tractor-trailer filled with tons of disposable diapers in you bunker. And if you do, well, you better know how to dispose of them properly to keep the other members of you group from disposing of you.

Personally I store and buy about 36 large containers of generic baby formula, I look at a cost pre ounce and buy that way, and the year prior to the expiration date I give the baby formula to the local food bank. This gives me the ability to always have formula on hand for people who need it, and gives me a good quantity should I need it. I store all of this to give out as presents when my friends are having babies or if I need it in the future. I also store about 100 packages of Walmart brand wet wipes and about 20 large tubes of A&D ointment. Because from personal experience, I have a 10 month old son, A&D ointment is absolutely critical to baby’s sore butt (I buy the generic brand), and you can never have enough wet wipes. I do dedicate quite a bit of space to baby stuff, but I think it will be worth it in the long run, especially if I can save the life of one baby post SHTF.

  

I hope that moms intend to breastfeed their new baby, because there are so many good things in breastmilk. Antibodies, the baby digests breastmilk better than formula, its cheaper than formula, it will store longer. I personally have bought 4 manual breast pumps so my wife can use them and again as gifts or for charity. The best item we have ever bought was 10 pairs of Lacticups which are amazing, they collect milk leaking out of the nipple. Then you can put that milk into storage containers or straight into a bottle to give the little one. This saves so much milk it is absolutely amazing!

Giving birth after the SHTF scares me personally, because I have seen the pain it caused my wife and she had an epidural. I know most woman in today’s age and society are not ready for that kind of pain. (Editors Note: yet I have observed cancer patients with a strength beyond description.) With that said I know babies are going to happen, which is why I am writing this so we the people will store and stock up on those baby items which will be desperately needed in a world without modern manufacturing or the convenience of modern baby formula and supplies.

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“Fluoride Stare” — Do People Just Not “Get It” Anymore, Or Do They Get It But Just Don’t Care?

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So how to “get rid” of this nuclear byproduct?    Put it into municipal drinking water at “low levels”

Downblending is becoming more and more “popular”.    But when you have 100 toxins entering your water, air, and food everyday….and non are at toxic levels, but combined….we are all sick, fat, and cancerous.    Time to wake up, before corporate and governmental idiocracy kills us all. 

This study from Harvard shows an average IQ drop of 7 points among 14 year olds that drank fluoridated water.     If that isn’t enough to “stop the madness” what is?

The average loss in IQ was reported as a standardized weighted mean difference of 0.45, which would be approximately equivalent to seven IQ points for commonly used IQ scores with a standard deviation of 15.*  Some studies suggested that even slightly increased fluoride exposure could be toxic to the brain. Thus, children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas. The children studied were up to 14 years of age, but the investigators speculate that any toxic effect on brain development may have happened earlier, and that the brain may not be fully capable of compensating for the toxicity.
“Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain,” Grandjean says. “The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale can be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”

stock here:  Above point, is well, exactly my point.    “Scientists” do study after study to show that “we cannot prove that this chemical at these levels, sor sure causes harm”.   And that is the great lie, the combined damage from 10 or 100 chemicals is what is taking us down.    

What follows is a blatant plagarism from a reader.   trump that.

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 http://fluoridealert.org/news/fluoridegate-dental-group-document-surfaces-describes-extensive-water-fluoridation-safety-research-needed/

writing up news.

It’s a lovely banana republic we call America, wherein comes news that contradicts

decades of official assurances that water fluoridation is safe and effective.

It seems that some black folk got uppity when they noticed new science saying they were disproportionately harmed by fluoridation in relation to the rest of the population.

It really bent the CDC dental office when it learned that Andrew Young, one of Martin Luther King’s closest associates, was asking questions and taking names. That sent them off in a tizzy to the trade org that sets standards for the dental industry. What standards; what assurances? It turns out that the library of CDC and ADA studies showing safety and effectiveness is scant to non-existent. “Oh no! What to do?”, cried the emails passing between Atlanta and Chicago.

This month marks the fifth year since the City of Fairbanks, heeding the call of its residents, turned off the fluoride pumps. Sixty years of running down a cold trail; affected DNA will require years to recover but at least the mistake was corrected.

Anchorage has yet to awake from its stupor, where it dumps tons of microbe-killing poison into the watershed before finally taking residence in beluga whale and salmon habitat. If you know Anchorage folks who ought to be paying attention, turn their heads north. Gently. One of the symptoms of fluoride exposure is muscular stiffness.

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Reference Links / Sources:

CONTACT:
Daniel G. Stockin, MPH
www.nextstagescience.org
Ph: 706-502-4348 email: stockin2@yahoo.com

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 https://www.democracynow.org/2004/6/17/the_fluoride_deception_how_a_nuclear

CHRISTOPHER BRYSON: It’s in about two thirds of the water supply in the united states. However, the united states is virtually alone in the addition of fluoride to its water supplies and 98% of western Europe, for example, don’t add fluoride to the water supplies in many communities. Country there is who have fluoride in the water have taken it out. The theory behind fluoride is that the addition of fluorides to water supplies will give you less cavities in your mouth. And that’s been the prevailing wisdom of the public health establishment since 1950 when they signed off on that. My book “The Fluoride Deception,” challenges you or requires you to think of fluoride differently. The book under the secret history of this book is premised on 10 years of investigative work going into the archives of the United States Manhattan Project, going into —

How to Choose a Food Dehydrator: Top Dehydrator Types for Food Preservation

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There are a lot of good reasons to invest in a food dehydrator. Those include: Increasing the shelf life of garden-grown foods Easy way to dry meat and make jerky Having better control food quality Overcoming dependency on local food distribution systems Etc. While the list of why a food dehydrator is a good addition. . . Read More

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-10-21)

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  This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of preparedness. Is this your first-time commenting? Then let’s hear from you too!   ———————————– Note: For articles posted during the week we appreciate that you stay on-topic with your comments. For off-topic comments, post them in the most recent Saturday open-forum: What did you do for your preparedness this week? Note: Read the most recent comments (from all articles) here. ———————————–

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Woodcutting When the SHTF: What You Need to Know To Hastily Acquire a Wood Supply

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ReadyNutrition Readers, this piece is designed to help you plan out your woodcutting when the SHTF…because you’ll have to do it on the Q-T and keep your noise signature at a minimum.  Seems easy, right?  Well, it’s not complicated, but there are some finer points to it.  Right now (with half of my state of residence burning) we are not allowed to use chainsaws to cut wood.  Yep, I’ve been hitting it with the bowsaw and the axe…on “low” smoke days.

Bringing me to the next point.  You will need certain tools, to keep the noise down and also to conserve fuel.  Here they are:

  1. Bowsaw, 39-40 inch blade
  2. Bowsaw, 18-24 inch blade
  3. Axe, single-edged (I like anything made by Kobalt)
  4. Hatchet – make sure it is one solid, continuous piece…Estwing makes some good ones
  5. Maul: Preferably 8-lbs or more
  6. Splitting Wedges – assorted sizes
  7. Good Sharpening tool, and assorted sharpening stones

Your ax is going to be used to fell dead standing timber and also to segment large-diameter trees that would take forever with a bowsaw.  None of the methods are totally silent, however, in comparison to the chainsaw, they are.  This is a reason that I place so much emphasis on cutting wood in the “off” season: that is to say, don’t wait until the fall.  Cut wood throughout the summer.

Heating is one thing, but cooking is another.  If you need to prepare food, you’ll need that fireplace or woodstove to be well-fueled.  When you’re trimming branches, if they’re about four inches in diameter or less, use the short-bladed bowsaw.  The longer blade is used on your larger pieces, up to about a foot max.  Then it is up to you to quarter them with your ax, your maul, and your splitting wedges.

If you have a fireplace or a woodstove, you need to measure the diagonal inside length, knock it down a couple of inches, and form a template for yourself.  I use an old 1” x 4” piece for myself.  This way you can use that piece of board to set against the edge of your log and scribe to make a cut for the piece to fit in your fireplace or woodstove.  This will save you a lot of time measuring, and you can keep the template for a long time…just make sure it doesn’t become mixed up in your wood supply.

After the SHTF, you can also bring pieces into your basement to saw and chop away at to reduce the noise.  You want to cut wood at times when there are other noises around to cover your activities.  Early morning before the sunrise or at night is not convenient times, as these are periods of the day when the surrounding noise is subdued.  Your hatchet you want to use to trim smaller branches off of pieces and also to cut small pieces of kindling and tinder.  Make sure you have a tinderbox and a kindling box to use for each of these fire-starting sizes of wood.

Cutting wood in this manner is a heck of a workout.  Please review my past articles on woodcutting.  You want to cut in the early morning hours, and in the evening hours to break up the physical exertion.  You’ll need to stay ahead of the game, as that wood supply will burn up fast.  After the SHTF, you will need someone pulling security, and preferably someone who can rotate into the woodcutting operation.

Ex: John cuts wood for one hour, and Al pulls security.  Then vice-versa

It’s a little different if you’re out in the forest cutting larger pieces to take back home.  Much depends on the weather and how far you have to transport your wood.  Also, the method of transport makes a difference.  When you have 2 to 3 feet of snow on the ground, you’ll want one of those plastic toboggans to drag the pieces back with.  A snowmobile is good for a fast dash, but the engine is a dead giveaway.  You’re also limited as to the size of the pieces that you can drag back.

If the ground is bare, you can use one of those garden carts that hold up to 800 lbs. of weight.  I’m not recommending to you anything I haven’t done: I told you guys and gals about permits from the national forest to cut dead fallen and dead standing timber.  I dragged wood back to my place with the cart and with the sled, and a lot of it.  You can too if it hits the fan.

When you stack your wood, stack in layers and use your larger pieces as barriers to protect your house and make a hasty firing position if you need to defend the home.  Before you cut wood in this manner, make sure you drink plenty of water beforehand, and even load up on supplements such as BCAA’s (Branched-Chain Amino Acids), and Creatine to facilitate recovery afterward.  One EMP and everything goes back to the Dark Ages.  You can make it less dark and more habitable with a good wood supply that you cut without everyone knowing it.  Stay in that good fight!  JJ out!

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.

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DIY Emergency Heater for $5

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It’s getting cold out, which means it’s time to make sure you’re prepared for a winter power outage. If you don’t want to spend money on expensive propane space heaters and the like, you could try making your own space heaters, like VP Prepping & Survival does in this video. All you need to make […]

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Defending Your Home!

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Defending Your Home. Part 1. Micheal Kline “Reality Check” Audio player below! A famous line from a movie once quoted, “This is my house. I have to defend it.” Well folks, it’s time we circle the wagons and develop a battle plan for defending our home. We will learn how to play a disaster like … Continue reading Defending Your Home!

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