Trade Wars With Silver Linings

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By: Tom Chatham The current trade war that is ramping up with China has many pitfalls but could have positive sides for Americans. The world cannot survive without American agricultural products, especially food. They may be able to replace most of it from somewhere else but not all. The estimated loss of agricultural shipments to […]

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SO many nations to choose from.. who do you think is the biggest threat to the US today? ‘Threat’ can mean anything you want it to..economic, military, culture, whatever. Who do you think we need to be keeping an eye on?

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    Yellowstone Officials: “Eruption from Supervolcano Imminent”

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    Underneath the quiet nature preserve of Yellowstone is the most powerful and largest supervolcano on the planet.  The fear of it erupting in our lifetime has put many on high alert, and recently, the Steamboat Geyser of Yellowstone gave another indication that the area is under strain.

    MORE than 20 police, fire, and rescue vehicles descended upon the area around Yellowstone supervolcano this week to prepare for what could be a “life or death” emergency. It was reported that a series of potential eruption at the Steamboat Geyser, the worlds tallest and active geyser occurred earlier this week and they are expecting more minor eruptions.  Source

    Steamboat Geyser, Yellowstone

    Seismologists who have monitored the area have warned for years that the area is under strain and has observed deformation in rocks occurring under Yellowstone for years. This deformation causes a change in pressure and magma underneath the surface.

    In fact, last month, the same geyser produced similar activity giving cause for concern. Dr. Wendy Stovall, the deputy scientist in charge at the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, a branch of the United States Geological Survey, said, “There is a lot of seismicity, or earthquake activity, and deformation around the geyser basin.” She also said, there is no cause for concern at this time. “Volcanoes all over the world have hydrothermal systems. “Because all the water goes away from the heat coming up. As long as there’s water and the geysers and hot springs and mud pots are still boiling, everything is fine.”

    That said, Yellowstone National Park Public Affairs are not wasting any time and have begun preparations and training exercises. They confirmed that there could be a supervolcano eruption imminently and that they were putting themselves through their paces so that they were ready for any eventuality. In fact, the emergency services associated with the National Park are discreetly performing training exercises to minimize local disturbances and to ensure that if (and when) the volcano erupts, they will be able to act decisively.

    What Would Happen if the Yellowstone Supervolcano Erupted?

    • An eruption would have 2,500 times the force of Mt. Saint Helens in 1980.
    • Would be larger than any nuclear bomb ever tested.
    • The eruption would blast 240 cubic miles of rock, dust and volcanic ash into the sky. This would spread throughout the world and lower global temperatures by up to 28 degrees for years.
    • 620 cubic miles of lava would flow out of the volcano. This is equivalent to coating the entire United States in 5 inches of lava.
    • Surrounding states would be wiped off the map (Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Utah).

    Moreover, the amount of ash dispersed from the eruption could be so great that it could literally crush buildings, foul water supplies, clog electronics, ground airplanes, and irritate lungs. If that wasn’t enough to be bothersome, the toxic gases and chemicals would enter our atmosphere and cause toxic rain thus killing more humans, animals, and plants.

    An example of what an ash cloud would look like after an eruption from a supervolcano.

    Given these facts, it is understandable why so many are trying to prepare for this. Be it preparing for a quick getaway or sheltering in place, there is much to prepare for. Luckily, there is still time to get some reserves in order.

    How Much Warning Would We Have?

    So, will supervolcanoes give us any type of warning before they erupt? It turns out that supervolcanoes would provide a few warning signs that would give us a fairly definite timeline before they go off, but unfortunately, it’s not a very comforting timeline. According to a recent study, you’d have about a year or less to prepare.

    Right before any super eruption though, there is one final stage — the decompression stage — characterized by the release of gas bubbles at the eruption site.

    So, the study researchers decided to analyze quartz crystals at the site of one of these massive eruptions that erupted in California about 760,000 years ago, creating the Long Valley Caldera. Quartz crystals cover surface rims of eruption sites, so by analyzing them, the researchers were able to determine the rim growth rates times of the volcano based on the concentration of titanium in the crystals. By measuring the size and growth rates of these rims, they were able to determine the length of time it took for an explosion to happen once the decompression phase had begun.

    Their analysis showed that more than 70% of rim growth occurred in less than a year, indicating that the quartz rims grow mostly in just the days or months prior to an eruption.

    At first glance, most preppers would find that kind of warning to be a relief. After all, if someone told you that say, a nuclear war was going to happen in a year or that a tsunami was going to wipe out your home in a few months, you would have plenty of time to either get ready or get out of dodge.

    But with a supervolcano, you’re dealing with a disaster that people and governments would need more time to prepare for.  That said, having these officials decide on when to sound the alarm will be the biggest struggle. “It’s going to be hard for scientists to convince themselves just because of our only partial understanding of the complexity of the processes that are taking place,” Jacob Lowenstern of the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California, the scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory says. Source

     How To Prepare for the Long-Term

    How does one prepare for a supervolcano? Survivability in this type of disaster is slim if you live in the surrounding areas. Animals and plant life would die, there would be mass casualties. This is the type of disaster that would change the way we live life on this planet for years. It is essential to understand this before you begin prepping for long-term survival.

    Areas to concentrate your efforts on are preparing your vehicle for a last minute evacuation, having supplies to shelter in place for up to a month or longer, having a way to protect yourself from breathing in toxic chemicals,

    Based on research on your part, find out if your location will be immediately affected. At this time, you must make a decision whether to bug in or bug out. Because you never know when the supervolcano will erupt, it would be wise to have a bug out bags in multiple locations (the workplace, home, and the vehicle).

    If you evacuate:

    Depending on where the volcano is positioned, millions of people may need to be evacuated, which even with a year’s heads up could turn into a massive humanitarian disaster. Similar to how officials plan localized evacuations, they will likely zone out the affected area and allow certain zones to leave one at a time. When it is your time to leave, make sure you have a clear plan on where you are headed, included where you stay, etc. Moreover, make sure you keep your vehicle in evacuation-ready.  This includes ensuring the vehicle is well-maintained with a full tank of gas, has the essential bug out supplies, has essential maps and navigational items. Follow the designated evacuation route and expect heavy traffic and delays. It might also be prudent to have a fire extinguisher in the car in the case of magma being near.

    Prepare your home by turning off the gas, electricity, and water. As well, disconnect appliances to reduce the likelihood of electrical shock when power is restored.

    If you are out of immediate impact and plan to shelter in place:

    To supply the home for a supervolcano disaster, you need to plan for the long-term. It’s not only essential to have long-term food reserves, but also how to pack your food properly for the long-term. Due to the toxic rain that would cause mass extinction in the area, you want to concentrate your efforts on storing as much water as possible, as well as, food and supplies to live off of for a long-term emergency. As a starting point, fill sinks and bathtubs with water as an extra supply for washing. This is a great week-by-week preparedness course you can use to get your supplies organized and prepped for the longevity.

    You can also expect to be without power and alternative light sources will need to be prepared. To keep toxic dust from entering the home, ensure that any holes in windows are repairs and close off the fireplace and furnace dampers.

    Communication will be limited, therefore add new batteries to your radio, contact family members and let them know your plans and backup plans. Remember that communication services may be overwhelmed or damaged during this type of emergency. Have medical supplies prepped and extra prescription medications, if possible.

    Another concern you should consider is the toxic air that will be present after the eruption. Two years ago, after the volcano eruption in Indonesia, thousands complained of lung irritation shortly after the eruption. At the time, a local official urged the government to send out medical teams to areas most affected by volcanic ash, as the health awareness of local people is low and they might not consider coughing fits or flulike symptoms to be very serious. He added that ongoing exposure to the ash will destroy the lungs of people inhaling it.  Having a way to protect your airways will greatly improve your health during this disaster. If you do not have access to a gas mask, have extra respiratory masks, handkerchiefs or cloth to cover your nose and mouth.

     After the eruption:

    Once the eruption has ceased, stay indoors until the ash has settled. There could be a danger of roof collapse due to excess ash. If this is the case, seek emergency shelter elsewhere. To prevent toxic dust and ash from entering the home, close and seal all windows with duct tape and keep all heating, and air conditioning units and fans turned off. As well, because volcanic ash can clog engines, avoid running your vehicle. Otherwise, you could damage moving parts and stall vehicles. During this time, you should avoid driving in heavy ash fall unless absolutely required. If you need to drive, keep the speed down to 50 km per hour or slower.

    If you have proper body protection, begin clearing ash from flat or low-pitched roofs and rain gutters. Protect yourself from ash by wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants, using googles and a respiratory mask.

     

     

     

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    Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper’s Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals. 

    Visit her web site at ReadyNutrition.com for an extensive compilation of free information on preparedness, homesteading, and healthy living.

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    Garlic Growing Guide – A Look At How To Grow Organic Garlic

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    If you didn’t plant your garlic in the fall, you need to do it very soon, so it has time to mature. This garlic  growing guide will teach you step by step how to plant, care for and harvest garlic. Did you know you only need to get garlic seeds once and have an unlimited …

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    The Survivorman Zones of Assessment: The Key To Your Survival When The Situation Seems Hopeless

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    Its rare that we get an article from the man that single handedly started the survival t.v genre. Those are impressive stats but they are legit. Les Stroud is the author of this article and we have all spent time watching him on his expeditions. We have seen him struggle and Les has given many …

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    Free PDF: American Boys Handbook of Camp-lore and Woodcraft

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    In Camp-Lore and Woodcraft, Beard, an avid outdoorsman, provides youngsters and campers of all ages with detailed, easy-to-follow advice on building campfires for light and warmth; making a good fire for cooking; and packing, saddling, and mounting a horse. There are also some fine tips on preparing for a camping trip, choosing a camp site, and pitching a tent, plus notes on how to cut down a tree and the proper way to chop wood. First published nearly a century ago, and enhanced with more than 370 of the author’s own illustrations, this engagingly written book by a man with

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    Book Review: United States Navy Foundry Manual

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    The United States Navy Foundry Manual was a navy field manual designed to allow naval personnel aboard ship to reproduce vital parts without having to wait on resupply. It has a huge amount of information, but is written so that even a squid can understand it. I find this book to be a huge help in designing molds for casting metal parts in my home workshop. Not only does this book cover mold making, it also covers metallurgy, types of foundries, and a lot more. This book, along with the gingery series, should be in every prepper’s library.  you may never

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    Five Food Storage Lessons Learned From WWII

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    My great-grandparents were preppers way before prepping was a thing. Is there a specific term for preppers who are also hipsters? Hipster-preppers? Prepsters? If there is, then that’s what you could call my great-grandparents, Dell and Hildegarde Stringham. They were the original  preppers, long before the media started making documentaries about them. They had food […]

    Survival Medicine Hour: Allergies, More

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    Survival Medicine Hour #385

    all about allergies

    all about allergies

    In certain seasons, like Spring, pollens and other substances are at high levels. For most, it’s a great time of year to be outside, but for allergy sufferers, well, not so much. Joe Alton, MD,aka Dr. Bones, and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy, go into detail to tell you the history of allergies (the word didn’t even exist in the year 1900!), what exactly happens in your body during an allergy attack, and how to identify it from, say, a simple adverse reaction to a medicine.

    Also, a little about severe allergic reactions and your treatment options in good times or bad, plus why most people that tell their doctor they’re allergic to something may actually not have an allergy at all!

    All this and more on the latest Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton!

    To listen in, click below:

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2018/04/06/survival-medicine-hour-allergies-more

    Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

    Amy and Joe Alton

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    Lessons from Venezuela: 5 Things You Must Learn to DIY Before a Collapse

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    by J.G. Martinez D.

    The current situation in Venezuela, with the present induced scarcity, made me analyze what could be done by a prepper to provide a proper DIY supply … Read the rest

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    D Size Battery Maglight

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    Does anyone use the D size battery anymore? I was going through my battery storage container inventory the other day to see if I needed to buy any new batteries. I have a handful of D size battery rechargeables, and it got me to thinking about it… First, the energy storage capacity of a D size battery is enormous compared with the most common consumer battery (AA size). Sure, the D size is bigger, but it sure packs a punch. D size battery capacity is typically 12,000 mAh (Alkaline) AA size battery capacity is typically 2,700 mAh (Alkaline) More: New

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    China Ponders MILITARY ACTION As Response To US Legislation On Taiwan

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    As land masses fill and the world economy grows its clear that superpowers will be butting heads. The fight for resources is just getting started. What happens when the planet faces true scarcity. Will we ever see the true war between the USA and China? Lets hope not. Still, it is going to take some …

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    Ammo Storage & Stockpiling

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    Ammo Storage & Stockpiling
    Dane… “The Gunmetal Armory” Audio player provided!

    On this episode of the Gunmetal Armory, we discuss Ammunition Storage, Ammunition types, and Ammunition Stockpiling. We are also going to do the usual Product Pick Of The Week, cover any “Ask Dane” questions, and do a Give-Away. We’re going to be giving away an LAPG Ultimate Survival Pod from LA Police Gear. We will be doing a trivia question just like we usually do.

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    Wall Street is Seasick and Farmers Are in Trouble as Trump Adds New Tariffs

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    by M. K. Matthews

    The U.S. Stock Market closed much higher on Wednesday after experiencing tornadic interday volatility as the news of potential tariff wars hit the airwaves.  Analysts and … Read the rest

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    TGN Team Favorites: Hori-Hori Knife

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    ‘Tis the season—the gardening season, that is! Well, at least here in Texas, spring has officially sprung! As we’ve mentioned before, every member of The Grow Network team shares our Community’s values and produces some of our own food and medicine.

    As we experiment, learn, and “grow” in gardening and homesteading wisdom,  we often come across some of the best gardening gems (besides our hands, of course!). The tool we’re featuring today is no exception: the hori-hori garden knife!

    HORI-HORI GARDEN KNIFE

    There are several brands that manufacture the hori-hori knife, and they all appear to be pretty comparable in quality and price.

    KEY FEATURES

    • Double-edged blade—one side serrated, the other extra sharp
    • Embedded graded ruler
    • Replaces tools like trowels, weeds pullers, digging tools, bulb planters, and more! 
    • Ships with a premium leather sheath

    Anthony Says: The hori-hori is my all-time favorite gardening tool. Pretty much anything from grafting fruit trees to starting spring seedlings, the hori-hori knife makes the job a little bit easier!

    Marjory Says: I absolutely love the hori-hori gardening knife!  Stainless steel, planting depth measurements, tooth edges for cutting through roots (but also cuts irrigation, so be careful – ha, ha), full tang with three rivets in the handle so it doesn’t break under the typical abuse I tend to give tools. I just got one as a gift, and I love it! This is by far the most solid tool I have used!

    Here are a few hori-hori knife options we found available on Amazon:

    Hey, one more thing … Did you know Marjory does a Facebook Live every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. CST? A few weeks ago, Marjory did a Facebook Live where she announced some HUGE news and showed you the hori-hori knife she received as a gift. Check it out!

    If you haven’t attended an airing of one of Marjory’s live videos, you totally should! You can interact with her during the live video by commenting and asking questions.

    Again, you can catch these awesome live videos on the TGN Facebook page every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. CST. If you have a topic you want to hear her talk about, just let us know and we’ll do our best to fit it into the schedule!

    Leave us a comment and let us know: What’s your favorite gardening tool, and why? 


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    How To Get Back in Shape After Winter {Plus Workout}

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    Over the course of all of my time writing for ReadyNutrition, I have continuously emphasized the need for physical fitness training, coupled with a good diet and proper rest.  This is paramount to survival if it hits the fan or you’re faced with an emergency (life or death) situation.  One of the problems I see with people is that they must “emerge” from the Winter…a time when the body’s natural rhythm is in accord with rest and lower activity.  They must also emerge from the holidays…the “barrage” of festive occasions from Thanksgiving all the way through to Easter. This high-calorie diet can create a heavy feeling and cause you to not workout as much as you should.

    From a time standpoint of not working out and making bad diet choices, that’s a long time. Potentially, if one does nothing but eat and go back and forth during this time, you’re looking at six months or more of not exercising.  I’m not going into the “why’s” or parameters of that missed time.  We’re just going to tell you how to emerge from it and get back on track if you haven’t been training and maintaining over the winter months.

    Let’s Cut to the Chase

    Firstly, your muscles will have atrophied and shrunk somewhat over that period of time, and usually, people build up considerable weight in the form of fat.  When you first start out, it’s going to be twofold: at the dinner table, and with slow stretching and light calisthenics.

    At the dinner table, you need to limit your intake to what you need.  Avoid the condiments and sauces and the other stuff with high-fructose corn syrup.  You’ll need to get yourself on a regular dietary routine for about a solid week.  All of this is going to be dependent on how much weight you’ve gained, and any other habits you may have picked up in between.  In that first week, you also need to do stretching exercises and light calisthenics.  If you lifted weights and let it slide?  You don’t want to just go out and start lifting immediately.  You need to acclimate your system to a healthy diet and your muscles to being subjected to physical exercise again.

    Again, it will vary according to the individual.

    Getting Back Into the Game

    Remember, folks, you need to gently get your body back into shape. Train don’t strain. Workout a little more each day until you feel capable of taking it to the next level.

    Basic Workout Program for the First Week

    Day 1: Light stretching in the form of side-straddle-hop (jumping jacks), some push-ups, dips (for triceps, with a bar-grips or with the edge of a chair), and some chin-ups.  You can use bands (elastic or rubber) for stretching exercises as well.

    Day 2: A brisk walk will be good for you and then some stretching afterward.  When do you stretch?  Try and rub your muscles with your hands, as well: this “massage” stimulates blood flow and distributes it throughout the muscle, as well as stretching the muscle itself.  Distance for your walk will vary, but it’s not to be a “walkathon.”  You and your body are beginning to become “familiar” with one another.

    Day 3: Work your lower body and abs with crunches, wall-squats, more jumping-jacks, and leg lifts…train don’t strain!…and train to your ability level.  The idea is to get back into it, slowly and steadily.  Stairmaster-type exercises and step-aerobics can work well for you.

    Day 4: Another walk at the same pace and distance as the one on Day 2…just enough to get the blood moving and stretch out.  Don’t forget to stretch and do the massage as outlined above.

    Day 5: Repeat what you did on Day 1 with those same exercises.

    Day 6: Repeat Day 3’s lower body and abdominal exercises and then a short walk about half the distance to your other two walking days (Days 2 and 4) to stretch out and finish off.

    Day 7: A rest-day from training.

    There is your first week of “getting back into the game,” so to speak.  Here are points to follow that are important:

    1. Put the fork down: Yes, put it down!  Do not snack in-between meals, and either eat three normal-sized meals or 4-5 smaller meals with equal time in between.  Concentration is on high protein meals with low fat and medium carbohydrates.  Stick with your pasta, potatoes, and rice.  It’s the sauces and condiments that really pile on the fat, as well as the method of cooking.  Try to broil meats and bake potatoes.
    2. Copious amounts of water: Yes, the key to getting back into shape metabolically is to flush the poisons out and stay away from sugary beverages. Sodas are no good.  Juice is good, but in moderation, unless it’s vegetable juice and without any sugar.
    3. Avoid harmful substances: Alcohol is detrimental to training and packing on muscle. Alcohol also is converted along the way and stored as fat after it gives your liver a thorough (and detrimental) fight.  Smoking (tobacco or anything else) is out.  You wouldn’t inhale a car’s exhaust fumes, so don’t put anything else that’s poisonous and burns you into your lungs.  Drugs (unless prescribed as medication) are a complete no-go to be avoided at all costs.
    4. Soreness and fatigue: You’ll need to capitalize on rest for the first several weeks to a month. Lactic acid will build up in your muscles, and the muscles will become sore and tired.  This usually puts a wall up to people getting back into exercising.  You can overcome it with proper rest (critical), proper nutrition (critical), and with hot showers, baths, and massages (palliative/supportive measures accompanying your normal hygiene).
    5. Interference: The normative, daily activities and rigors of existence…the telephone call from coworkers or bosses; the screeching parakeet, yelling children, and barking dog; the conversation between you and your spouse that “has to happen” just as you’re doing pushups; the surprise visit from “Uncle Nick” who has two 16” pizzas and a six-pack of beer. All of these “impediments” need to be overcome to succeed and require discipline on your part and a certain amount of diplomacy as well.

    You can overcome what you’ve put on over the winter months.  It didn’t happen overnight.  It will require patience and discipline.  You have to take care of yourself.  A mountain of supplies and equipment will not help you if you are out of shape.  Now’s your chance to turn things around if they went “south” for the winter.  As Ben Franklin put it, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” but if you have to take that pound to cure it?  Then by all means: enter the fray and fight that good fight to win!  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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    4 Seconds Until Impact

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    Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

    Subtitled “The Skyrocketing Attacks by Predators on Humans” the book is Bruce Buckshot Hemming’ latest and is already available on Amazon. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy, verified by the sprinkling of typos, and have just finished reading it.

    I want to make a statement here that I am an impossible reader. I love to read and love books but it has been so long since one has even captured my attention, let alone been read before being donated to some charity. But as soon as I heard about this one I was interested. I have been to many wild places and seen almost every one of the creatures featured in this book out in the open, mano a mano. But, to be frank, I was never without a weapon – I made sure of that, even when exposing that fact would get me in a little room with angry people. Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. The one creature I have not seen in its natural habitat is a wolf. I heard them while hiking the Lava Creek Trail near Yellowstone and I was told by a guide at Wonder Lake in Denali National Park that a pack had been spotted in the area just two days before we arrived, but have only seen them in zoos.

    When I was traveling through Alaska I picked up a book on bear attacks in the train station in Fairbanks. It was just a collection of first and second hand stories of encounters. I was entertained.

    That was not this book. While those are certainly sprinkled generously throughout for the different encounters the book has a message, a strong one on lessons learned but either forgotten or replaced. A justification for its premise and for changes in our most basic thinking when it comes to dealing with real predators in THEIR environments and ours as well. It presents the current state of things and a realistic look at the future should we continue down our current path.

    Engaging, to the point, and focused. I am now a fan of this author and highly recommend every prepper read this book as it has a lot of valuable information on the reality of being off the grid and understanding how off the grid is not safe from the manipulations of the government.

    All writers of non-fiction now deal in a world controlled by Google and the government. This is not a negative on the part of the authors or the book but rather the reality of looking for history and detail on events past in a world where history is either ignored, rewritten or an afterthought, the reporters and their publisher lost interest. The quality of information is excellent and the author makes every effort to complete the story and notes where the trails went cold; the book does not suffer from this reality. Worth your time and your dime.

    You can contact the author through his web site www.snare-trap-survive.com.

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    Natural Disaster That We Still Aren’t Prepared For: Drought

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    According to Ready.Gov, nearly every part of our country experiences periods of reduced rainfall, which is what causes droughts. What is a drought? A drought is a period of irregular dry weather that runs long enough to cause a serious imbalance in our daily lives. During a drought, for example, crops can be damaged, and … Read more…

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