You Can’t Be Serious About Prepping If You’re Not Serious About Your Health

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(Natural News) While no one knows what life is going to throw at us, it is safe to say that it won’t hurt to be prepared for an emergency, disaster, or SHTF (S**t Hits The Fan) scenario. According to Back Door Survival, some three million Americans, or 1 percent of the total population, are making detailed plans and taking measures to prepare themselves for a major catastrophic event.

Many people still believe governments will step in when disaster strikes. However, when we look back at the horrible scenarios during Katrina and Super-storm Sandy, we know that that isn’t going to happen. Those affected had to wait days for aid or face hour-long lines to get some water. It has become apparent that the government isn’t prepared to handle massive rescue operations, nor can they provide for everybody during a disaster. (RELATED: Read more survival news at Survival.news.)

Whether it’s another economic collapse, natural disaster, or the end of the world, preparing yourself for opportunities so that you can take advantage of them when things turn for the worst are paramount during these uncertain times. As the world continues to spin out of control and people start to lose their confidence in governments it is very likely the number of preppers will grow in the coming years.

Survival of the fittest

Being prepared for an emergency is as simple as planning ahead. However, what many people often forget is that prepping is more than just stocking up on survival essentials. If you are going to take prepping serious, it is also time to start working on your health and fitness level.

Should the worst happen, chances are your life and environment aren’t going to look the same. In a world that has erupted into chaos, life will become more physically demanding. You might have to run, jump, climb, and fight your way through out-of-control situations. However, if you are out of shape or in bad health, chances of surviving out there can be pretty slim.

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What Makes The Best Just In Case Place?

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By The Survival Place Blog

Ever wondered what makes the best Just In Case locations, for when the SHTF and you need somewhere away from all the inevitable trouble that will start happening? If so, you’re in the right place. We’re going to go through a few of the vital things you need to consider when choosing the location of your bolt hole.
It’s a critical decision that you need to get right now, as it will be too late after the event. All your preparation, investment, and work in build the perfect Just In Case place will be for nothing if you a) can’t get there and b) choose the wrong location. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know.

 

Somewhere close

When a national emergency or worst case scenario occurs, you can bet on a few things; one of which is, the authorities will set up roadblocks and close major road arteries. And that’s going to cause anyone wanting to travel a lot of trouble just a few hours after the event. So your bolt hole’s ideal location has to be somewhere close to your current home – a place you can access within a few hours. Not only will it help you avoid roadblocks, but the smaller distance will reduce the number of potential incidents that you will encounter along the way.
Within walking distance

Ideally, you will want to choose a place that you can walk to. Within five days is your best bet – and given you will only be able to walk a maximum of 12 miles a day, that means your bolt home should be within 60 miles. Of course, the route you take will also be critical – are there enough places along the way to keep out of harm’s way? You should already know how to build a survival shelter, of course, but you’ll also need to have somewhere safe to set up at the end of every day.

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Near water

Finding a location with a natural supply of water is essential, and will save you a lot of work. Whether you are buying land to build a survival hut or plan to use public land, make sure you are within a reasonable distance of a natural spring, river, or lake. Not only is water vital for hydration, but you can also use it for sanitary purposes and power – all of which are going to increase your chances of survival.

 

Somewhere hidden

Finally, the sad truth is that in the event of a critical national emergency, there will be people out there willing to take whatever they find on their own – including your survival home. Therefore, the better hidden your Just in Case place, the less likely it is someone will see it. Avoid areas that are near well-travelled routes, and the more challenging it is to get to your location, the fewer people will find it. Don’t forget; it’s not just about blending your hut in with its surroundings. You’ll also need to find somewhere that hides much of the smoke and light from fires or smells from food.

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Keep Your Belongings and Supplies Safe from Looters

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By The Survival Place Blog

If you’re a dedicated prepper, then you’ll understand the importance of keeping your belongings safe. When disaster strikes and everyone’s survival instincts kick in, you’d be lucky if you don’t run into looters and hooligans who resort to stealing from others. When we’re in a nasty situation, it really is survival of the fittest and if you can’t hide your belongings and most important pieces of gear safely, then you’re going to be vulnerable and it’ll only take a single night for your survival chances to turn from decent to grim.
To help you survive the threat of thieves and looters, here are a couple of handy tips that you can employ right now to keep you, your family and your friends safe.

Fencing

A sturdy fence around your home is the first line of defence from looters. Combined with CCTV and traps, a fence can not only protect an area, but it can also deter people from wanting to try and steal your belongings. The more fierce looking your surroundings, the more likely people will stay clear from your place to loot you. However, it’s good to keep in mind that a fence will be your first line of defence because it is the most easily penetrated. Dedicated looters will be able to cut through the fence with ease, and agile climbers will easily be able to vault over the fence or climb over it. This means you shouldn’t spend too much of your money on fencing, just enough so it surrounds your home and deters intruders.

Safe Boxes

Your most valuable possessions should be kept in a safe box or a disguised storage container. The Safe Depot has plenty of good examples of this. They’ve turned everyday essentials such as water bottles and cans into sneaky storage solutions for small belongings and bits of equipment, but you can also invest in a large safe to store things like weapons and money. A smaller safe box that you can carry around with you is a good place to store everyday essentials such as a flip knife, multi-tool and rations.

Shutters for Windows and Doors

Full lockdown of your home is ideal when it comes to avoiding looters and hooligans. Shutters can often buy you enough time to fend off thieves, and in some cases, if the shutters are strong enough it can make your home virtually impenetrable. This is an excellent long-term solution that will not only protect your home from looters, but also from natural disasters such as extreme gales. Shutters can be installed for relatively low prices, but you need to keep in mind the quality of the metal itself. The heavier it is, the sturdier it will be but it will also be hard to maintain.

Locks and Doors

In the event that your shutters have failed, you need to consider falling back to a defensive location that houses all of your supplies. In this case, a strong metal door is a great way to fend off attackers and also make your supplies almost impossible to steal unless the intruders have the key. Sturdy locks are also great for when your supplies are housed outside of your home so that you can keep all of your prepped supplies safe during the night.

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Planning For A Zombie Apocalypse (And Other Bad Things)

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By The Survival Place Blog

The world is no longer a predictable place. There are a lot of things that can go wrong and a lot of reasons why they might. There is an uncertain political landscape, natural disaster, the possibility of super-flue’s becoming too much for antibiotics, global warming and terrorism (in whatever form that may come in). And we haven’t even mentioned the possibility of a zombie outbreak, which may be unlikely but doesn’t mean it isn’t entirely impossible. But as far apart as these threats may be from one another, there is one common interest that links them all: the need for a survival strategy. So, here is a list of things you should prepare.

  1. Escape Route

Don’t just rely on one option. Have a Plan A, Plan B, Plan C and D,E,F if possible. This requires a lot of consideration. You’ll need to consider what transport will be available (given a lot of public services won’t be operating anymore). Will it be a car or a truck, or a boat, or maybe you have a plane tucked away. We recommend a boat (if you live near a river, lake or sea) or a economic 4×4 if you live on land. The other thing to remember is not to take major roads. These will be everyone’s first thought, so plan an alternative route that doesn’t rely on main roads. Oh, and take a handheld GPS with you.

  1. Your Pack

These are also called ‘Bug Out Bags’ and are becoming increasingly popular, you know, just in case. You never know when an earthquake may hit, or a flood, or riots, or zombies; so have a bug out bag prepared and left near an exit from your home or in your car or at work. Somewhere you can grab it easily as you go to leave. When it comes to rules, make sure your survival pack is easy and comfortable to carry. Make sure its contents are simple. Make sure everything in their is needed, no luxuries. Make sure the contents allow you to become totally self-sufficient. And plan for how long you want your back to last you, for example 72 to 96 hours will be great. Click here to see what we’re talking about.  

  1. Food and Water

It is crucial you take into consideration routes that take you to or near a natural source of clean water, such as a river or lake. These will allow you to replenish your supplies of water, which will be critical in your attempts to survive. It could also be a good idea to make sure you know where certain crop farms are, especially things like potato farms. Being able to collect a food supply of slow-release energy will help your bid.

  1. Choose Your Destination

This shouldn’t be one single point, but a selection of options. Options are going to be your best friend. The other thing to consider is having options in multiple different directions. There is no point in having two options both in the same town, and on the same street. Tips to consider are once again local water supplies, food supplies, vegetation and minimally populated areas. If you need to lock down for a long time, consider places like supermarkets where the security is strong and supplies are plentiful, including any first aid supplies you may need.

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7 Crazy Ways To Use Tree Bark For Survival

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7 Little-Noticed Ways to Use Tree Bark for Survival

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By  Ashley Hetrick – Off The Grid News

If you find yourself in a survival situation in the woods, you’re basically standing in a goldmine of potential resources, all of which are literally at your fingertips along the trunks of nearby trees. Knowing just how versatile tree bark can be might just save your life.

1. Cordage

Tree bark, specifically long strips of inner bark, can be wrapped or braided together to create durable and flexible cordage quickly. Simply cut away the flaky outer bark from a section of the tree, and then begin to peel the inner bark away in long strips. Don’t remove more than one-fourth of the bark around the tree, or the tree might not be able to survive. Longer cuts top to bottom are better than wider cuts going further around the tree.

Good tree species to try include cedar, aspen, basswood/linden, maple or willow.

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Survival At Sea: Science-Backed Ways To Avoid Davy Jones’ Locker

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By The Survival Place Blog

The sea can be a difficult, dangerous and unpredictable place, especially for people who are new to the territory. As a result, it’s a good idea to make sure that you are adequately prepared before you set off, especially if you’re planning to set sail in the depths of winter. While the odds of a boat disaster are small, you can still run into serious problems.

First of all, it’s worth noting that if you’re planning for disaster at sea, you’re already way ahead of the vast majority of the population. Most people don’t have a clue when it comes to the potential risks at sea and assume that their boats will protect them. As the recent around-the-world yacht race proved, however, even professionals can make mistakes and end up putting their lives in grave danger.

It’s also worth noting that a lot of people just assume, especially in the US, that the coast guard will come to the rescue should they get into trouble. But it’s worth remembering that the coast guard won’t fly if the weather is bad, and they won’t put their lives in direct danger to save yours.

Here’s a list of stuff you need to take to ensure survival at sea.
Small Inflatable Life-Preserver

Even modern boats can sink, meaning that it’s imperative to make sure that you have some kind of floatation device to keep your head above the surface of the water. Swim rings aren’t ideal because if you get too cold and fall unconscious in the water, there’s nothing to keep your head tilted upwards and stop you from swallowing water. Therefore, it’s best to have an official life jacket, as this will be most effective at making sure your airways remain free from water.

Foil Blankets

Temperatures out at sea are usually a lot cooler than on land, especially during the winter. Plus, if your underwater thrusters aren’t working and your engine has failed, your boat can no longer be relied upon as a source of warmth.

Foil blankets are a great way to prevent hypothermia from setting in. They’re small to pack and can be a lifesaver if you’re stuck at sea for many hours (even days) before a rescue mission is mounted.

Water

As the Rime of the Ancient Mariner reminds us, at sea, there is “water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.” You can’t drink seawater because it is too salty, and if you tried, you would only hasten your death. Taking fresh water, therefore, is essential. Make sure you have a supply of the stuff at all times on your vessel.

Dramamine Tablets

Sea sickness might seem funny, but when you’re out at sea with only your wits to preserve you, it’s a heck of a lot more serious. Sea sickness can lead to vomiting and put your life at risk. For that reason, many modern survivalists recommend taking a single tablet of Dramamine to suppress symptoms. It’s a good idea to go for a non-drowsy variety.

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog: Survival At Sea: Science-Backed Ways To Avoid Davy Jones’ Locker

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Staying Off Grid When “Nearly Everything Is Chipped, Almost Everything Is Tracked”

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By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

If you weren’t paranoid before, it may be time to start paying attention.

“They” are spying on everything you do, and are collecting information about every purchase, appliance, vehicle or place you make, do or interact with. For the first time in history, we have arrived at a time when nearly everything is chipped, and almost everything is tracked.

It really is true, and it’s no longer a conspiracy theory.

They are spying on everyone, collecting all the available data and tracking you, your family and everyone you know. All the time.

And worst of all, it does matter, it will be used against you – for revenue collection, social control, fines, fees and evidence if necessary – even if you haven’t done anything wrong. Is it any wonder why many states have made living off the grid illegal, and have attempted to get everyone on the grid?

If you don’t conform to the habits of most Americans – and harvest alternative stores of power, fuel, food, water and supplies, then your energy use and digital footprint (or lack thereof) will cast you as a suspicious anomaly, worth of investigation, seizure of goods, subject to violations and codes, and NOT off the radar.

Meanwhile, your interaction with other people will intercept data about you and your activities even if you don’t carry a smart phone or wearables.

The extremes are already here. The murder case where police have sought data from an Alexa smart device is just the beginning of what is to come:

In what may ultimately lead to a precedent setting case and/or landmark court ruling, police in Arkansas have demanded that Amazon provide them with recordings made by an Amazon Echo device that was located in the home of murder suspect… (source)

Many other attempts have been made to microchip people, while the cashless grid has already found widespread acceptance.

Former CIA director David Petraeus admitted to the tech community that the Internet of Things (IoT) was about to become one of the greatest assets in the spy community – as an endless pool of data could turn the tables on any ‘persons of interest.’

In other words, maybe you. As Wired reported in 2012:

More and more personal and household devices are connecting to the internet, from your television to your car navigation systems to your light switches. CIA Director David Petraeus cannot wait to spy on you through them.

Earlier this month, Petraeus mused about the emergence of an “Internet of Things” — that is, wired devices — at a summit for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm. […]

All those new online devices are a treasure trove of data if you’re a “person of interest” to the spy community. Once upon a time, spies had to place a bug in your chandelier to hear your conversation. With the rise of the “smart home,” you’d be sending tagged, geolocated data that a spy agency can intercept in real time

“Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters — all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing,” Petraeus said.

More and more of these smart chips are being integrated into absolutely every imaginable device.

Unless you are investing in vintage equipment, you will be buying into this system, even with basic appliances

An alarming report in 2013 highlighted concerns over some Chinese-made irons and tea kettles that included wireless spy chips… for purposes unknown, since these devices are not “smart” gadgets with computer interfaces and high-dollar functionality.

via AndroidHeadlines.com:

To this date, Qualcomm has shipped over a billion of Internet of Things (IoT) chipsets, the San Diego-based semiconductor manufacturer revealed on Tuesday. While speaking at the CES Unveiled press event yesterday, the company’s Senior Vice President of Product Management Raj Talluri said that the firm is already serving all segments of the IoT industry, from smart TVs and thermostats to connected speakers, wearables, and home assistants. Talluri specifically pointed out that smartphones and tablets aren’t included in the one billion figure.

Qualcomm’s impressive shipment numbers are mostly driven by the company’s presence in the wearable industry… numerous consumer electronics manufacturers are already implementing the cutting edge Snapdragon 835 chipset into their products…

As this chart demonstrates, the Internet of Things (IoT) will literally incorporate devices throughout consumer & home, retail, security and surveillance, IT and networking, transportation and industry, healthcare, energy

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Notice that “Elderly and Children” are considered “things” in these digital tracking grid which otherwise incorporates refrigerators, stoves and smart appliances to share data and “spy” on individuals in their own homes.

And people are just another track and traceable part of the system.

It is absolute confirmation that “mark of the beast” technology is coming into full force – whether or not they will succeed in implanting microchips into people remains to be seen, but a major attempt is in the works.

In the meantime, there is now information about every move you, or any piece of “inventory” makes inside the system.

This isn’t just hypothetical talk.

This is the society that has been built.

Good luck avoiding it. You won’t avoid these devices by accident, it will take a lot of work to remain anonymous, off the grid, and out of their grasp.

As Sargent Survival at BeSurvival.com explains, getting out of the system is no easy task. Any serious attempt to “delete” yourself from the system actually go undetected would involve some very methodical footwork.

Not impossible, but not the default by any means:

  • There are 30 million plus surveillance cameras on the US, one camera for every ten Americans.
  • The average American is in 200 databases.
  • Putting a plan in motion to keep you from being tracked is a good idea if you want to devise a new life for yourself
  • Right before you leave, change your appearance significantly
  • Before you leave, terminate all of your accounts (email, bank accounts, credit cards, etc).
  • Don’t terminate your social network sites as you can use these sites to provide disinformation.
  • Before you leave, delete all of your computer files and get rid of your computer’s hard drive  – boil; smash; run a Degausser/ electromagnetic wand
  • Get rid of your cell phone or tablet as these can be easily used to track your location
  • Break your normal patterns (what you eat, where you frequent, how you shop, the kind of work you do, etc).
  • Completely change your lifestyle [and employment]
  • Pay for everything with cash.
  • Ditch your car and find a substitute; get rid of the toll pass which can track your movements
  • To change your identity … petition the court to change your name legally to a new–and common–name.
  • Apply for a driver’s license under your new name.
  • Buy a basic pre-paid cell phone (not a smart phone). Replace the pre-paid phone frequently, about every 2 weeks.
  • To get back online use a new laptop. Stay away from libraries!
  • Always use a hard wire to your laptop and turn off the wi-fi; reroute your ip address so your location can’t be determined
  • Be aware of the NSA spying and the ECHELON program in the US which monitors phone and computer transmissions for keywords and messages.
  • There are 70+ FUSION centers in the US which coordinate surveillance and other information.
  • Technology is now available to identify you by the way you walk, your facial measurements and biometrics
  • It will be 7 to 10 years before your old identity drops off of databases, if ever.
  • The less you interface with technology, the better off you will be.

Living off grid is a great dream, and a good principle to live by. Preparing to deal with emergencies and escape the danger zones in modern cities is essential. Using technology in this world comes with many advantages, but also some serious disadvantages.

Make sure that your use of technology is serving your purposes, and not giving you away during good times or bad.

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Tech And Tips You Need Camping In The Wilderness

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Are you planning on taking a trip into the wilderness for your next vacation? Then, you need to be prepared for everything that the elements can throw at you. You might think that it’s easy to survive the outdoors. Particularly, if you’re heading to a place that you know quite well. But you might be surprised because the weather can turn at any moment leaving you in trouble. For instance, you might be camping miles from the nearest point of civilization. Imagine, if fog falls thick and low over the ground. You would struggle to find your way back and would need to rely on the kit that you had with you. If you didn’t have enough supplies, you might find the next few days incredibly difficult. So, what do you need to survive camping in the wilderness?

 

A Portable Heater

 

You may want to consider purchasing a portable heater for camping in the wilderness with a good supply of fuel. It does depend on whether you’re traveling on foot or in the car. You might also want to consider whether you’ll be moving around a lot. That said if you’re camping a portable heater can be incredibly useful. Particularly, if you are camping in the winter. If you don’t take a portable heater, you need to make sure you have a survival sleeping bag. The best sleeping bag has a hood to keep you warm, even when the temperature has dropped below freezing outside. It’s possible with the best sleeping bags to stay warm and dry even without a tent!

 

A Compass

 

There are two things you’ll need to make sure that you don’t get completely lost wandering in the wilderness. The first is a map and the second is a compass. Ideally, you should have adequate orienteering skills to make sure that you can find your way back to camp. However, even if you don’t, with a compass, you should always be able to find your way back where you started. By knowing what direction your campsite is, you’ll always be able to find your way back to the starting point. You will even find some winter jackets come with compasses included on them. This shows how important that piece of kit is. You might also want to think about some night vision goggles. Night monoculars will allow you to see for miles even when it’s pitch black. You’ll always find your camp site with these and you can check out a review on a site such as www.opticscastle.com/night-vision-monocular-reviews/

 

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Make sure you have a device or tool that you can use to chop down wood. In extreme situations, you might need to collect wood for shelter or even to supply fuel for a fire. Be aware that to make a good shelter or fire the wood has to be dry. If it’s not, it won’t light, and you’ll struggle to keep your body temperature at a normal level. You might be camping in an area where it is illegal to cut down trees. However, if it is a matter of survival, be prepared to ignore rules like this. Your safety should always be the top priority.

 

Tracker
Finally, this is another useful tool that you can find on most winter, explorer jackets. Check out some of the latest winter jackets on http://snowboarding.transworld.net/news/oneill-launches-gps-jacket/.  A small tracker is embedded in the material. When pressed it will send a signal to the closest rescue team. They will then be able to track your exact location and avoid you being lost in the wilderness for days.

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog: Tech And Tips You Need Camping In The Wilderness

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Hot Tent Survival Camping: How to “Stay Warm In the Harshest Winter Climate”

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By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

How can you stay warm even in the coldest of climates if you are compelled to trek through the great wilderness around us?

There’s no way to know the exact conditions you may have to endure, or the situation that will lead way to the SHTF we have all been anticipating.

But you can be ready, and practice to hone your skills until that day comes.

Whether camping or bugging out, there are some good tips and skills for adapting for harsh winters, and these may come in handy, particularly if you live in the northern parts of the country.

On top of the appropriate warm gear, it would be wise to be able to control heat while backpacking or on the run. While it isn’t easy to do in every situation, it is possible even in a temporary structure.

One of the best strategies to use a portable, wood-burning stove designed to safely set up inside tents, with the stove exhaust exiting through a sectioned-pipe (also portable) that is designed to vent through hole in the roof of the tent or shelter.

Best of all, these stoves are relatively affordable (or you could make your own).

Check out this video via Wilderness Rocks:

Hot Tent Wood Stove Bushcraft Overnight winter survival Backpacking.

Here are some other videos on how to best handle the harsh climate of winter survival camping.

As usual, there isn’t just one right way to do it, but putting these strategies into practice will give you the opportunity to work out which methods work best for your needs.

The last thing anyone wants to do is discover they are inadequately prepared to deal with the cold once there is no turning back.

Solo Bushcraft Camp. 2 Nights in Snow – Natural Shelter, Minimal Gear.

Warmest Winter Survival Shelter – Deep In Bear Country

Bush Camp Long Term Winter Survival Shelter Construction

Whatever you do, make sure you stay out of the cold long enough to avoid getting hypothermia, or succumbing to the elements.

Surviving in this climate can be one of the most deadly settings you’ll ever encounter.

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Freedom – How to Escape Handcuffs

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By Ryan – Modern Survival Online

We have all seen it in the movies… the hero has been captured and picks his handcuffs to escape. I recall a time from my youth when I found myself in handcuffs and pulled a staple from a cork board to try and pick the lock. It did not work.

Needless to say this is a skill that takes some practice. Unlike the movies, you cannot just grab a hair pin and pop open your cuffs. The good news is that this is a challenge you can handle. Once you understand how the lock works, you should be able to consistently free yourself.

Also, if cuffed behind your back you should always be able to sit down on the ground and move your bindings to the front. This is the easiest way to break free.

Caution: Never practice picking handcuffs without having two keys within reach. Also, never tighten them down to the point that they cut off the circulation to your hands. You do not know how long it will take you to get your hands free.

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Extreme Winter Survival Vehicle Preps: “Stay Warm and You Will Be Found”

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By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

Bad weather, slippery roads, snow and ice, car wrecks, even avalanches.

It wouldn’t be hard to imagine a scenario where you really could be stranded in your vehicle, and cut off from the rest of the world, with freezing weather and extreme conditions to contend with – especially in the Northern states.

While this situation is survivable, dozens of people die every year in these dangerous events. One of the major reasons is that fewer people are prepared in their vehicles.

But in an unexpectedly bad situation, especially one where you don’t know how long you could be stranded, it is vitally important to keep a kit in your vehicle. At a minimum, it should include blankets and coverings for warmth, medical supplies, an emergency supply of water and food.

For some real life cases of this, people had better fortune when they stayed close to their car, and had a source of heat to avoid hypothermia or other life-threatening complications. If you stay near the road, and in or near your vehicle, you will be found. With some common sense, you will be found alive.

Sensible Prepper writes:

Extreme Winter Survival Vehicle Kit. We’re putting together the items that can give you a fighting chance against Old Man Winter. Inspired by the Story of the family in NW Nevada who in 2014, was stranded in their vehicle for 48 hours in -21 degree temps and their story of survival.

Meanwhile, this video covers some of the most useful items that you may need to survive the winter, deal with power blackouts, snow ins, provide emergency warmth and sustainable heating methods.

33 Winter Preps and Survival Gear

Everyone’s needs are different, depending upon where you live, and how used you are to living self-sufficient.

Nonetheless, the winter can be harsh and unforgiving for anyone. Be ready.

This article first appeared at SHTFplan.comExtreme Winter Survival Vehicle Preps: “Stay Warm and You Will Be Found”

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DIY Fuel: How To Turn Wood Into Briquettes

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DIY Fuel

By Chris Black – SurvivoPedia

Let me start today’s article with an axiom: despite the fact that DIY-ing briquettes is a hard and messy job, if you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty, you can make a reasonable income by selling (your extra) charcoal/wood briquettes.

The idea is that you can make DIY briquettes for your homestead provided you’re fine with “dirty jobs” whilst making an extra buck by selling some of them to your neighbors.

The demand for these babies is pretty high, so there’s definitely money to be made from briquettes.

Continue reading at SurvivoPedia: DIY Fuel: How To Turn Wood Into Briquettes

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Survival Expert Warns Americans to ‘Double Down’ on Survival Supplies in Preparation for a 2017 Engineered Crisis

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(NaturalNews) According to survival expert James Wesley Rawles, a former Army intelligence officer who operates Survivalblog.com, Hillary Clinton’s loss is a win for common sense in America. But he also cautions that Trump’s victory has opened a door for globalist provocateur George Soros to continue to fund opposition groups and protests. Some anti-Trump activists have plans to force shut downs of transportation networks on Inauguration Day.

The entire year of 2017, according to Rawles, could be one of upheaval as globalist forces fight against Trump and his vision for a renewed America. As reported by Allnewspipeline.com, even though America just “dodged a serious bullet,” deep concerns remain about social unrest, banking, economic collapse, inflation and the potential for a Venezuelan-like starvation scenario. Rawles urges those listening to “double down” all preparations in 2017.

Continue reading at Natural News: Survival Expert Warns Americans to ‘Double Down’ on Survival Supplies in Preparation for a 2017 Engineered Crisis

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Diatomaceous Earth? Here’s How To Use It

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By Theresa CrouseSurvivoPedia

Diatomaceous earth, aka DE, is a completely natural product derived from fossilized diatoms, which are hard-shelled algae from bodies of water. You’ll usually buy it in the form of a light-colored powder, and it’s not expensive. It does meet one of our biggest needs as preppers – it’s multi-purpose.

However, you should learn how to use it right. We’ll help you solve this problem starting from the questions one of our readers asked.

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Polar Plunge to Grip Majority of Contiguous US Next Week

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By Kristina Pydynowski – AccuWeather

The coldest and most far-reaching arctic blast so far this season will spread across the majority of the contiguous United States next week.

Frigid air from the depths of the Arctic will plunge into the United States as the jet stream (a fast-river of air along which storms travel) drops southward.

The coldest days of next week will yield highs and lows of generally 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit below normal from the Northwest and Rockies to the Gulf and East coasts.

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Life-Saving Skills All Preppers Should Have

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By The Survival Place Blog

As you can imagine, there are a lot of people in the prepper community who think they’re better prepared than they really are. They assume that because they have a getaway vehicle, bugout safe house, and an arsenal of different survival tools, that they’ll be safe if and when a disaster began tearing at the fabric of civilization. This isn’t necessarily true! The tools for survival are only as good as the person wielding them, so here are some essential skills every prepper must learn.

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Water Purification

You’ve probably heard before that we can go three weeks without food, but a mere three days without water. Water is by far the most important thing you’ll need in a survival situation, so learning how to purify dirty water sources is essential to your skills as a prepper. There are three main techniques you can use to purify water. Boiling it for at least five minutes is probably the most accessible, provided you can start a fire and source an appropriate receptacle. Where you don’t have a heat source, chemical purifiers such as chlorine, iodine and potassium permanganate can be used, provided they’re in small enough doses not to be toxic! Store-bought charcoal and ceramic filters can also be handy for purifying water. Get familiar with all three of these techniques; your life could depend on it!

Fire Making Without a Lighter or Matches

After water, heat is among the most essential things you need for survival when civilization breaks apart. This will allow you to boil water and therefore purify it, cook food, ward off wild animals, and protect yourself from the cold. Fire is one of the first technologies that our earliest ancestors are thought to have harnessed, and there’s good reason for this! While you should certainly try to have a decent stock of matches and lighters in preparation for a worldwide disaster, these things are going to run out eventually, and after that you’re going to have to rely on your own means. Make sure you learn a few techniques for starting a fire, such as using a fire bow or flint and steel.

Whittling and Wood Working

One of the major things that’s going to make it hard for most people to adapt to life post-disaster is not having easy access to all the materials and commodities which we take for granted in our day to day lives. Without oil rigs, steel mills and so on, preppers need to learn a bit about manipulating the one material they’ll always be able to get a hold of: wood. You may have hated it in school, but get a few woodworking tools and start learning the basic principles of making some of the wooden structures and tools that you may need. Here’s a useful reference that will get you started. Of course, you’re going to have limited access to electricity when the grid goes down. However, learning woodworking can be exceedingly helpful even when you only have hand tools.

Learn these three skills, and you’ll be in a much better position when disaster strikes!

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog: Life-Saving Skills All Preppers Should Have

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Environ-Home: Live Life Alongside the Environment With These Awesome Hacks

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By The Survival Place Blog

Making your home more environmentally friendly is important. You need to live a greener life alongside the environment. Becoming more self-sufficient is a wonderful way of making sure you improve survival skills and help care for the planet too.

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Solar Energy

We are moving towards a greener and more eco-friendly world, and this is a good thing. But we still have a way to go yet. So you need to do as much as you can to make sure you are as energy-efficient as possible. In recent years we’ve seen the likes of Chile’s Renewable Energy Conference show the importance of greener living. It doesn’t matter if you’re a business or an individual, renewable energy is the future for all of us, so we need to understand that and prepare for it.

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Grow Your Own Food

One of the key things you can do to have a greener life is to start growing your own food. And you’ll notice that more and more people are doing that these days. You don’t even need an allotment to do it. You can convert areas of your garden into a vegetable patch, etc. Growing your own food is a wonderful way to enjoy the freshest produce and save yourself some money in the process. It also allows you to learn the skills of planting and growing and feeding yourself naturally.

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Limited Technology

Technology is so prevalent in life these days that many people have forgotten how to do things without it. There are a lot of things we take for granted these days because we have technology to do it all for us. So, to enjoy a more natural life, you need to make sure you limit your technology usage. This doesn’t mean you have to go all out Amish. But, you should try to cut down on the amount you use, and, where possible, refrain from using technology. This will give you a greater appreciation of the outside world and how wonderful nature can be sometimes.

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Learn to Live off the Land

It’s important to learn valuable survival skills wherever you can, and that means living off the land. You can take weekend or week-long excursions to learn how to do this. You can also move to somewhere more remote so you can make full use of the natural resources that are around. Our ancestors used to live off the land all the time, and we have lost our way somewhat. If you can learn to do this, then you will have picked up some of the most valuable survival skills. It means that if anything were to go awry, and you had to survive in the wilderness, you’d be fine.

Having a more simple and stripped back existence is crucial for helping you live life alongside the environment. You want to try to turn your home into an eco-home and learn to live alongside nature a bit more. We get so caught up with technology these days that we wouldn’t survive without it. At least you’ll be okay if the apocalypse should hit!

This article was first seen at The Survival Place Blog: Environ-Home: Live Life Alongside the Environment With These Awesome Hacks

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5 DIY Survival Tools To Make From Scratch

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Let’s begin today’s article with a question: do you know what homo sapiens means? Well, I bet you do. But then again, how about homo faber? What’s the relation between homo sapiens and homo faber?

Translated literally, homo faber means “man, the maker.”

To put it simply, let’s assume that dolphins are very intelligent creatures since that’s what I hear constantly on National Geo and the Discovery Channel.

But that intelligence doesn’t help them much; they’re just the same as they were 500,000 years ago. Cute, intelligent creatures that constantly get caught in our fishing nets (by mistake) and they can’t get out. They often end up in tuna cans (that’s why I never eat tuna, but I’m digressing).

Are you starting to get the picture?

Homo faber is a peculiar creature, and I mean us, the people, the only “animals” on the planet which are able to control their environment through the use of – you guessed it – tools. Okay, tools and a juicy brain-to-body ratio. Some say that we control our fate too with those same tools, but I have my doubts about that.

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Life-Saving Tips For Evacuating A City

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By The Survival Place Blog

When we think of large-scale terrorist attacks, epidemics, natural disasters, or any of the other threats facing society, I’m sure you’ll agree that the one place you don’t want to be is in a large city. This is where there’s likely to be the biggest loss of life, and a massive crush of fleeing people that will make it extremely difficult to survive. However, if you’re living in a city, it’s still possible to survive in the event of a major disaster. Here are a few valuable pieces of advice to keep in mind.

Know your Route(s)

Seen as it’s where you live, I’ll assume that you know your city and the area around it like the back of your hand. If you had to evacuate at short notice, which route would be the fastest out of the city? This is probably easy to determine for any local. After you’ve established this however, you need to start thinking about back-up routes. During mass-evacuations, it’s very common for highways and main routes out of urban areas to get clogged up with traffic, and bring everything to a standstill. This is not the route you want to take when you need to get out! If you can’t use your primary route, think about alternatives, and rank them according to how quick and accessible they’ll be.

Secure a Bug-Out Vehicle

If there’s one thing that’s going to influence your chances of survival in the event of a disaster more than anything, it’s the vehicle you have. When I say “bug-out vehicle”, I mean a real one, not just any ordinary car. Trucks and SUVs are generally the best choices for people with families. It needs to be AWD, well-maintained, and capable of tackling pretty much any terrain. After securing your bug-out vehicle, you need to get into a routine of checking on it, making sure it’s well-maintained and ready to go whenever you need it. While a car of some description is the best choice if you have a family to take with you, motorcycles can often be a better option if you’d be evacuating alone. This is due to their ability to negotiate high-traffic areas, and their versatility on various landscapes. If you’ve never rode a motorcycle before, start doing some research on blogs like Bikers’ Basics.

Know the Warning Signs

If you know what to look for leading up to a scenario where it’s necessary to evacuate, you’ll have a considerable edge. The authorities will always announce a citywide evacuation when it really hits the fan. This will cause a massive, sudden rush of people, causing entire roads to be jammed up with traffic, and possibly some rioting. As you can imagine, you’ll stand far better chances of survival if you’re one of the people who leaves before the authorities tell everyone to. Your routes will be more accessible, and the sense of calm will reduce the chances of you running into any other serious problems that come with the panic of a citywide disaster.

This article first appeared at the Survival Place Blog: Life-Saving Tips For Evacuating A City

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Family Fun That Doubles As The Preparedness Training You Need

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The stereotype of preppers is one that very much doesn’t fit the reality a lot of us live in. Many will imagine that we’re loners without families. In reality, a lot of us have kids and spouses who we’re keen to protect as much as ourselves if not more. So, as a prepper with a family, you need to start preparing them, too. It just so happens to be that there are plenty of activities you can get into year round to help with that.

Real camping

An obvious activity to get into is camping. There are plenty of great spots for it. But we’re not talking about the places with running water and electricity within five feet. To really benefit from camping, you need to go as wild as you can. You need to teach your family to create rope from nature, how useful a knife is for first aid and cooking and how to really thrive in the wild.

Traversing those waters

Being near water when out in the wild is important. Being able to move over it is even better. If cars and public transport fail, then water is one of the best ways to travel. Look up the best sit on top kayak and get practicing. It helps a lot that kayaking is one of the most fun ways to spend your time in the water.

Nature hikes

When you’re not camping, considering taking the family to see some of the most beautiful environments that nature has to offer. But don’t just take the sights in. Learn them. Consider using apps to start identifying different plants. There are those with harmful properties as well as helpful ones. Not to mention all kinds of foodstuffs that could be foraged when needed. Make your hikes a much more educational experience. That knowledge of nature is something we’ve been lacking for far too long.

A good fishing trip

As important as nature is, it’s also important we learn how to sustain ourselves from it. Fishing has that obvious benefit. But it’s also a great way to teach your kids some important values. Values like patience and dedication. It also serves as a time to spend one-to-one with your kids. The intimate peace of a fishing trip can be a tremendous force in building lasting bonds.

Winter building

Not every activity is best done in Spring and Summer. Camping is one thing, but it’s not enough in the Winter. Yet Winter can be one of the most magical times to get out in nature. So take your kids somewhere you can all practice building a Winter shelter together. Build yourself a cozy space where you can sit inside with your family and watch the landscape fill up with snow. The kids are guaranteed to love it and you’re guaranteed a skill that could one day be the deciding factor for your survival.

What we consider recreation was once essential for survival. If the world we know changes (as it has before and will again), they might be essential still. Make sure your family is as prepared as you.

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog: Family Fun That Doubles As The Preparedness Training You Need

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Essentials To Convince Your Non-Prepper Friends They Need

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By The Survival Place Blog

It goes without saying that we are living in uncertain times. Anyone who keeps their eye on the news will know that the human race hasn’t been so divided in most of our living memory. Of course, there are people around now who lived through World War 2, so it would be disrespectful to say things have never been so bad. But right now, it’s easy to envisage a scenario in which things escalate fast.

When you’re a prepper, you get used to people’s reactions to you telling them. For the longest time, it has been a case of glazed eyes, polite smile and “Oh! OK!” from the majority and “Tell me more” from a few. Perhaps for the first time for a lot of us, the latter reaction is becoming increasingly frequent. So if you’re speaking to a friend, family or a trusted acquaintance, what would you tell them is the most important thing to have should the worst happen?

We’re not talking about people becoming preppers here. Some people are too tied to their everyday homes to be ready for it yet. You won’t persuade everyone. But you can tell them a few things that they can put in their home, glove box or their boot. It’s a start – a kind of mini everyday carry.

As Much Drinking Water As They Can Fit

When things go down, infrastructure takes a hit early on. Some people even say that local authorities turn off water supplies so that they can put in place a state of emergency. True or not, it does mean you find yourself stuck without one of nature’s essentials. And that sends people straight to the grocery store to panic-buy as much as they can carry. So stocking up in advance is just common sense.

A Power-Outage Preparedness Kit

A generator would usually be best, but not everyone can be talked into buying one. If they feel safe in their home, they often don’t want to keep fuel around there, and if they don’t need a generator they don’t want one. Add to that the fact that fuel prices skyrocket in such times, and it takes commitment to make that jump. But a gas stove, heater and a flashlight like a Vultra Bright Torch can never be a bad idea.

A Means Of Self-Defense

Nothing divides preppers and non-preppers like getting armed. It’s a controversial issue, and if you want to help someone you won’t insist that they buy a firearm. It’s a good way to scare them away. However, non-lethal methods of protecting yourself are essential tools in the middle of unrest.

Along with the advice that you never engage someone unless there is no alternative, pepper spray is an option. It’s a safe, non-controversial means of keeping things from getting too hairy. If someone’s not ready to become a hero, do not advise them to try. That’s a situation that will end badly for someone – probably them.

Some people just aren’t of the mindset to go full prepper and bug out when the situation demands it. But you can help them stay safe – and let them know you’re at the end of a phone if they need more help.

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog: Essentials To Convince Your Non-Prepper Friends They Need

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20 Tips for Soldiering Through an Economic Meltdown

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By Gaye Levy – Backdoor Survival

Three years ago, I wrote about our deteriorating economy.  As I recall, the words were “current lousy economy”.  The good news is that so far, a global economic meltdown has been abated.  And the bad?

From what I can determine by simply opening my eyes and looking around, we are nowhere near the recovery that politicians and the economists in their hip pocket are touting. If anything, we are barreling forward to a collapse not unlike the big crash of 1929.

Continue reading at Backdoor Survival: 20 Tips for Soldiering Through an Economic Meltdown

About the author:

Gaye Levy started Backdoor Survival so that she could share her angst and concern about our deteriorating economy and its impact on ordinary, middle-class folks. She also wanted to become a prepper of the highest order and to share her knowledge as she learned it along the way. On Backdoor Survival you will find survival and preparedness tools and tips for creating a self-reliant lifestyle through thoughtful prepping and optimism.

To read more from Gaye, visit her website, Backdoor Survival. You can also follow Gaye on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest or purchase her eBook, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage on Amazon.com.

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Magnitude-7.8 earthquake rocks New Zealand

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By Renee Duff – AccuWeather

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake jolted New Zealand early Sunday morning, generating a tsunami along the South Island’s northeast coast.

The earthquake struck 58 miles (93 km) north-northeast of Christchurch, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit near the coast and was a shallow quake with the epicenter occurring just 14.3 miles (23.0 km) below the earth’s surface, according to the USGS.

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When The Day Comes, You Best Know How To Get Your Own Food

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We’ve been talking about how frequent unrest is becoming nowadays. The silent majority has spoken and maybe those above don’t like it all that much. We don’t know when it’ll happen, but we’re edging closer to collapse. If that happens, then you need to be prepared. Not only to fend for yourself but to feed yourself. Here, we’ll look at some of the essentials you’re going to need to sustain yourself when all the stores are shut.

Access drinking water

The very first thing you need to do is learn how to get your drinking water when the pipes go off. We can’t survive very long without water. There are a few steps to it. In the short term, build up your stock of water purifying tablets. Bear in the mind that you need a water filter system before you use these tablets. They can’t get rid of large impurities. But you need to prepare for when your stock of those run out, too. Do that by learning how to build a well on your very own property.

Getting your catch

Hunting and fishing are going to become some of the most valuable skills to have when the time comes. Don’t treat it as a hobby, treat it as practice. Take lessons if you have to. Make sure you know your equipment and stock up on things like the best trolling motor battery. The tools that make hunting and fishing easier might seem like a convenience now. But when fishing becomes your primary source of food, you better believe they’ll be some of the most valuable tools in your arsenal.

Identifying safe foraging food

Back in the day, before life got comfortable, foraging was how we spent our time. We found the food most convenient for us and we learned which ones we could eat. Practicing that skill now is going to help you in the near future, too. It’s not enough to learn as you go. If you want to survive, do your studying on which foods are safe to forage now. Learn and practice while you still have access to the internet and books on the matter. Above all else, don’t try to eat any foods unless you’re 100% sure that they’re safe.

Storing food the manual way

A smart hunter-gatherer doesn’t just find food, of course. They also know how to keep as much of it in surplus as they can. If you prove good at your skills, then you might have extra that you don’t want to spoil. So you have to start learning the skills of preparing long lasting foods now. From turning those berries into jams to learning how to dehydrate and keep long-lasting chicken. Food storage is what separated the ruling class from the ruled back when civilization started. If you’re living from hand-to-mouth, it makes you an easier target.

Learning these tips isn’t just good for dealing with a potential collapse. It makes you a survivor in any environment. There are few things as rewarding as being able to provide for yourself.

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog: When The Day Comes, You Best Know How To Get Your Own Food

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5 Tools You Need To Build The Perfect Survival Shelter

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Whatever you think about the recent results of the US election, it’s not an exaggeration to say we’re living in strange times. A lot has changed around the world in the last few months and years. Who knows what might happen from here? And, there’s always the threat of natural disasters, which never truly go away. It’s always a good idea to have a survival shelter in case the worst was to happen, so let’s take a look at how to build one.

Shovel

For any survival kit, the shovel is an important necessity. A shovel can be used for all sorts of reasons with a shelter, from building a makeshift bed to solving drainage problems. You’ll need to be sure that you get a high-quality shovel if you’re planning to build a good shelter. You can find these across the web if necessary.

Power Drill

A power drill is an important tool for any circumstance, let alone building a survival shelter! You’ll need this to reinforce the shelter and carry out all manner of DIY tasks related to it. There are a lot of different drills on the market, and you might need to seek more helpful tips about which ones you’ll need for certain tasks. Be sure to have the right type of drill to hand when you’re building your shelter.

Tarpaulin

This might not be a tool to actually build your shelter with, but it’s an important necessity for the shelter itself. To be honest, a tarpaulin presents you with a readymade shelter from the off. It can be used for all sorts of other things, including providing ground insulation. Or, as a basic need to stay warm, it can be used to wrap around yourself inside the shelter during cold moments. A necessity, for sure.

Hatchet

You never just know what you might need a hatchet for. In a particularly troublesome scenario, it could be used as a self-defense mechanism. More likely, you’re going to use a hatchet to chop wood and hack tough materials. Ultimately, the hatchet is a great tool for the survival build because of its many uses. It’s also something you can carry around with ease, unlike some other tools which might need plugging into the mains.

Knife

Has a survival shelter ever been built without the use of a knife? Whatever type of knife you use for the task, you’re bound to get a lot of use out of it. In a similar fashion to the hatchet, the knife can be useful for a wide variety of tasks. Close-up work both inside and outside the shelter will be easy to tackle with the convenience of a knife. It’s also worth equipping yourself with a pocket knife for any nights you spend inside the shelter later on. You never just know when it might come in handy.

We hate to suggest that anything bad might be on the horizon, but it’s always worth having a shelter just in case. It’s also quite a fun task to get involved with, especially if you’re a fan of DIY! There’s no time like the present to get started.

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog; 5 Tools You Need To Build The Perfect Survival Shelter

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Keep Those Whipper Snappers Safe: Gun Saftey And Kids

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The topic of children and guns has been a hot one, over the last few years. With accidents claiming the lives of children across the world, it’s easy to see why. But, most people’s reaction to this, is to never expose their kids to guns at all. This doesn’t work very well, though, if you’re a gun owner. Or, even if you just want your kids to be as safe as possible.

It’s important to be aware of the dangers of having guns around your little ones, so this post will go through some of the things to think about. Obviously, it’s ultimately your choice as a parent, as to how you treat your children. So, just use this for reference.

Safety In The Home

If you keep guns at home, there are certain measures you need to take. Keeping a gun in a draw or under a bed doesn’t really cut it. If you want to keep guns at home, ideally you should have a gun safe. Obviously, these are expensive and mainly to deter theft. If you want a more affordable alternative, you can look into other lockable containers.

Any guns that you carry, keep in the car or have to leave out, should all be unloaded with ammo far away. A young child will find it very hard to load a gun; but older children, with some experience, can be a much bigger danger. Keeping ammo and the weapon separate limits the risk dramatically.

Education

Starting from a young age, you should educate your children surrounding gun safety. Teaching your children that guns are dangerous, and should only be used in emergencies, will give them a good respect for the risks involved. You should also teach them that the guns in your home are off limits. Let them know where the guns are kept, under lock and key, but assert that they are never to be played with.

As your child gets older, you’ll want to give them some hands-on education. It is better to start with a BB gun or Airgun, before moving on to a real one. This will give you an opportunity to teach your children to handle guns correctly, without the danger of a real gun. You won’t struggle to find airsoft guns for sale, and they’re very affordable.

Teaching your children early on and throughout their lives will build their confidence. Confidence is key in avoiding accidents. Someone with more confidence will handle a weapon with greater precision and purpose.

Observation

Once you have taught your children, you need to watch them. Study how they operate and handle the weapons they use. This will give you a good insight into how you should proceed with further education.

Never leave your children alone with a weapon. Most accidents involving children and guns are as a result of no supervision. Children rarely want to hurt themselves or others; you just need to watch that they don’t make a mistake.

Hopefully, this will give you somewhere to start. Make sure that you research the laws and regulations that apply to your home. You can seek advice from your government and professionals if you’re still concerned.

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog: Keep Those Whipper Snappers Safe: Gun Saftey And Kids

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JUST WEEKS AFTER OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON CATASTROPHIC SPACE WEATHER EVENTS, A CORONAL MASS EJECTION IS SET TO HIT ON ELECTION DAY

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By Melissa Dykes – The Daily Sheeple

This has already been the craziest election in the history of the country, with the most overt corruption and fraud the American people have likely ever seen.

Now, on top of everything else that’s scheduled to go down tomorrow, it is being projected that a powerful coronal mass ejection(CME) is set to hit Earth tomorrow, and not just hit earth but a direct hit is in our forecast.

According to Space Weather Live, “A coronal mass ejection (or CME) is a giant cloud of solar plasma drenched with magnetic field lines that are blown away from the Sun during strong, long-duration solar flares and filament eruptions.”

What this means is the very real potential for strong geomagnetic storms here on Earth. Potential storms from CMEs like this have been known to cause everything from lost satellite control to radio and television interference to power grid disruption and failure.

For example, in March 1989, a powerful CME caused strong variations in the Earth’s magnetic field which tripped circuit breakers in Québec’s power grid, causing a massive blackout.

What makes this timing even more unsettling is the fact that just weeks ago, Obama signed a brand new executive order on October 13, 2016 specifically regarding Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and Homeland Security coordination in handling “space weather events” as reported by Mac Slavo over at SHTFplan.com:

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Executive Order — Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to prepare the Nation for space weather events, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. Space weather events, in the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid. Extreme space weather events — those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure — could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.

What are the odds???

It’s not like CMEs and solar flares are anything new… so why all of a sudden are they saying we need to, “speed the creation of a space-weather-ready Nation” right before it comes out that just a geomagnetic disturbance might happen on election day?

Add to that the fact that recently Homeland Security was also talking about taking over the elections as a matter of national security…

Do they know something we don’t here? Either way, considering that most of our data on these things comes from government agencies, the timing definitely makes you wonder what shenanigans are going to get pulled tomorrow with our easily hacked electronic voting machines

Can’t you just see the “confusion” that could be caused by intermittent power outages on election day, all blamed on the sun?

And no matter what, it’s always good to be prepared.

Delivered by The Daily SheepleJUST WEEKS AFTER OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON CATASTROPHIC SPACE WEATHER EVENTS, A CORONAL MASS EJECTION IS SET TO HIT ON ELECTION DAY


About the author:

Melissa Dykes is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheepleand a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa and Aaron also recently launched Revolution of the Method and Informed Dissent. Wake the flock up!

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To Be A Survivor You Need To Be Self-Sufficient

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So, what does it take to survive a disaster? It takes a lot to survive a disaster, but there are two crucial things that significantly improve your chances of survival. These are having an action plan and being self-sufficient. The action plan is important because, in an emergency situation, you don’t have time to mess around, you need to know what you’re going to do and do it. Being self-sufficient is important because often, disasters mean that local services aren’t accessible. So, for instance, your local supermarket may be shut for months.

Of these two crucial things, today we’re going to focus on self-sufficiency. And how you can ensure that you and your family are as self-sufficient as possible. So that, no matter what happens, you have what you need to survive.

Build a well

Instead of getting your water from a local water supplier, build a well in your yard. By doing this, you give yourself free water for life and don’t have to worry about the quality of the water that your local water company is supplying. Plus, all your water will be free. Having a well means that should a disaster impact your local water company, you wouldn’t need to worry.

Invest in solar panels

If a disaster of some sort were to occur, there’s a high chance that the power would be cut off at some point. For this reason, investing in solar panels for your home is a must. Solar panels make you fully self-sufficient when it comes to energy. This means that no matter what happens, as long as there is sunlight, your home would have power. Obviously, it’s still important to be prepared in case, for some reason, power was lost. But the chances of that happening are much lower if you are self-sufficient and use solar power.

Have a supply of tools on hand

To ensure that should any part of your home break down, you can fix it; it’s important to have a supply of tools on hand. Invest in quality tools, such as a Mitler saw from StraightKerfs, to ensure that you have what you need to deal with any problem. If you’re going to be self-sufficient, you need to be able to mend any areas of your home that breakdown, so having the tools on hand to do so is important. It’s also a good idea to have access to the blueprints to your home, so that you are aware of where the supporting areas are.

Ensure you have access to food

Often, in disasters, there’s a shortage of food. So it pays to ensure that you and your family will always have access to enough food. This means taking the time to grow your own produce, and also, ensuring that you have food with a long shelf life stored in your home. While you can buy tinned food for this, you can also opt to make your own food. Believe it or not, you can dehydrate or freeze dry food yourself, to store in your home for emergencies.

In an emergency situation, the truth is it’s every person for themselves. That’s why you need to ensure that should an emergency arise, that you are prepared and able to survive with what you have.

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog: To Be A Survivor You Need To Be Self-Sufficient

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“This Quickly Escalates Into Open Warfare” – Why The Government Is Preparing For Post-Election Chaos

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By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

There have been a wide array of reports suggesting that the U.S. government is preparing military and Homeland Security assets for widespread election fall out. Given the mainstream media’s inclination towards Hillary Clinton and recently presented evidence that Democrat operatives have been attempting to illegally influence the ballot box through falsifying votes and electronic tampering, it appears that concerns surrounding a rigged election are not necessarily unfounded, as President Obama would have us believe.

With the election just days away, the fix appears to be in and some Americans are readying themselves for a confrontation should one be necessary.

As the most divisive presidential election in recent memory nears its conclusion, some armed militia groups are preparing for the possibility of a stolen election on Nov. 8 and civil unrest in the days following a victory by Democrat Hillary Clinton.

They say they won’t fire the first shot, but they’re not planning to leave their guns at home, either.

Trump has repeatedly warned that the election may be “rigged,” and has said he may not respect the results if he does not win. At least one paramilitary group, the Oath Keepers, has called on members to monitor voting sites for signs of fraud

 

Over the past week, some prominent Trump supporters have hinted at violence.

“If Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket,” former Illinois Representative Joe Walsh wrote on Twitter last week. Conservative commentator Wayne Root fantasized about Clinton’s death while speaking at a Trump rally in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Back in Georgia, the Three Percent Security Force wrapped up rifle practice in the midday sun. They then headed further into the trees to tackle an obstacle course with loaded pistols at their sides, ready for whatever may come.

Source: Zero Hedge via Raw Story

The story comes from the mainstream media, of course, and ties in the Oklahoma City bombing, Waco and the Ruby Ridge incidents, all of which involved people with ties to militias.

The way the report itself is framed appears to have the purpose of sowing seeds of “crazy conspiracy theorists” into the minds of the general public so that if push comes to shove government actions will be justified in the eyes of the American citizenry.

But whatever the narrative, it is clear that the possibility of post-election chaos is becoming all the more probable. Whether the initial outcome shows a Trump win or a Hillary win, there are going to be tens of millions of very pissed off people in this country. And there’s a very good chance that some of them will take action, which according to Mike Adams could subsequently lead to open warfare on the streets of America:

As I’ve publicly predicted numerous times over the last year, if Donald Trump wins, the radical extreme leftists go on a violent rampage that leads to the rest of us begging for martial law. After half a dozen cities burn with riots and looting, Trump invokes a national emergency, deploying National Guard troops across the most devastated urban areas, and the radical left finds itself in a shooting war with the government.

If Hillary Clinton wins, all the Trump supporters who have been violently assaulted, spat upon and physically attacked by the radical left un-holster their concealed weapons and start shooting back. This quickly escalates into open warfare between lunatic leftist Hillary supporters and armed Trump “Second Amendment” people who basically figure they’ve got nothing left to lose anyway, so why not fight to save America?

Full Report: The Election Is A Ticking Time Bomb: “Chaos Will Erupt In Less Than 100 Days”

It would only take a small group, perhaps even one that’s operating under a false flag, to light a wildfire that could spread from coast to coast. The assets, as Jeremiah Johnson warns, have already been put into place by the Obama administration:

In summary, the U.S. is prepositioning its “enemy-assets” to blame – on what the administration does – for a collapsed election labeled as “rigged” or the suspension of the election for any number of reasons, real or illusory, such as a genuine attack the U.S. provokes or an attack the U.S. carries out on itself.  Civil unrest and/or war are the escape hatches to bail out of the Constitution and to take control of the country…not letting either crisis go to waste.  With civil rest or a world war, the administration will be handed the country on a platter – indefinitely – and the election will be a moot point, whether it happened or not.

Full report: The United States Is Pre-Positioning “Enemy Assets” In Preparation For A Rigged Election

All of this may sound extreme, but this Presidential election has been nothing short of insane thus far.

Whatever the outcome, there will be calls of rigging from both sides, especially if it happens to be Hillary Clinton who , as evidence shows, has been rigging things all along.

It only took one bullet in 1914 to lead to widespread global confrontation. In the end, no one really cared who fired it or who got shot. The assets had already been positioned ahead of time and were just waiting for someone to detonate the powder keg.

If this is the case in America today, then this election will not end on November 8th, but could drag on for weeks or months as we saw with Bush vs. Gore in 2000.

Should tensions heat up and lead to confrontation, it is possible that President Obama will call for a national emergency and activate the Doomsday Executive Order to “restore order.” In this instance, the entire country could be on lock-down, so preparing for this outcome now in the event of curfews, rationing or any number of other potential scenarios is in order.

This article first appeared at SHTFplan.com: “This Quickly Escalates Into Open Warfare” – Why The Government Is Preparing For Post-Election Chaos

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Surviving Vacation With The Kids: Family-Friendly RV Camps

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Once you become a parent, you enter a whole new zone. And as much as it’s fun thrilling and happy, sometimes it’s all about survival too!  Kids are notoriously difficult to please. And they might be as good as gold one minute, but they go into serious meltdown mode the next. And don’t we just love them for it! But sometimes it can be exasperating and stressful too. And never is that exasperation more present than when trying to work out where to go on a vacation as a family.

Ever Considered An RV Adventure?

Luxury hotels are wonderful, but sometimes they are best enjoyed as a couple. Especially if you have young kids in tow. Quite frankly they’re not going to care about marble bathrooms and Egyptian cotton sheets. They much prefer outdoor adventure, playgrounds, splashing in the pool and campfires at night. This is why it’s worth considering buying a luxury travel suite so that you can enjoy the flexibility and freedom on offer. Take to the open road whenever you want and have all their creature comforts available inside. Fluffy bunnies, DVD’s, their favorite games and all their books can come with them. And don’t forget emergency supplies of food. And there’s something ever beautiful knowing you’re on the road ready to take on a big adventure. And to survive? It may be bad but take Haribo and potato chips. Use films to keep them occupied. Bargain away with ice lollies and spending money. Remember that the iPad is your new best friend. And pack a couple of bicycles so they can have lots of outdoor fun!

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Family Friendly RV Campsites

So what are some of the best RV resorts when traveling with a family?

Enota RV Campground, Georgia

This place is perfect for kids and adults alike. It’s located in the Chattahoochee National Forest and close to plenty of waterfalls and streams perfect for outdoor swimming. There are fire pits and campfires, and you can really get to enjoy the outdoor scenery with the kids, and maybe even teach them some survival skills of their own!  You can go fishing and hiking, and enjoy the organic farm, where kids can learn all about life in the great outdoors. And bonus, there are three ground trampolines which will wear them out, just in time for you to enjoy a glass of wine by the fire in the evening.

Copper Johns Resort, Arkansas

Want to get your kids back to nature and give them a great big slice of beauty and fresh air? Then head to Copper Johns resort, Arkansas. Here you can spend your days fishing on White River, all having some good quality family fun together. There’s plenty to do here including boating, scuba diving, wakeboarding, and swimming. The focus is all on an outdoor adventure in beautiful surrounds.

Fort Wilderness Resort, Disney

Sometimes, we’ve just got to go with what the kid’s dream of this year why not let their imagination run wild at Disney! The Fort Wilderness Resort recreates the timeless beauty of the American Frontier. There are great entertainment and fantastic swimming pools. And as a survival bonus, it’s close enough to Disney to enjoy all the theme parks on offer. On top of that, there is also archery, horse riding, and waterslides too!

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog: Surviving Vacation With The Kids: Family-Friendly RV Camps

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Something Big Is Underway On All Fronts: “Within The Next Few Weeks The Future Of The United States Will Be Decided”

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As of this writing, the increased U.S. troop presence in Eastern Europe includes a battalion-sized element of American troops being emplaced in the Suwalki Gap, Polish territory that borders Lithuania in a 60-mile stretch of corridor.  The Russian Defense Ministry announced that 600 Russian and Belarussian airborne troops conducted training exercises in Brest, on the Belorussian-Polish border only a few miles from where the U.S. forces are deploying in Poland.  This on the heels of Britain deploying 800 men, tanks, and jets to Estonia, along with pledges of Challenger 2 tanks, APC’s (Armored Personnel Carriers), and drones.  Two companies of French and Danish Soldiers will join the British in the deployment to Estonia.

For the first time since 1945, Norway has violated its treaty with Russia (then the Soviet Union) not to station foreign troops on its soil.  A company of U.S. Marines will soon be…

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5 Essential Items To Have On You Even When You’re Out Of Reach Of Your Bug-Out Bag

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When an emergency strikes, the fact is that you don’t know where you’re going to be. You should have your bug-out location which is primed for long-duration stays. You should have a bug-out bag if it you need to trek it there. But how do you make sure you stay safe while you’re moving to get your bug-out bag? The fact is that you need to be prepared at any time. Here are some of the essentials you should make sure you have.

Protection

The simple reason that the Second Amendment exists is that we have a right to defend ourselves from whoever poses a fatal threat to us. In the case of a true emergency, you don’t know who can be a threat to your safety. Exercising your right to bear arms is important. But so is making sure that you’re doing it responsibly. When you carry, carry securely and within the law. Gear like those from We The People Holsters can help you do that. So can knowing what open and concealed carry laws apply.

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A knife

A gun is for protection, but that’s not the purpose of carrying a knife. When carrying a knife, you’re going to be subject from different rules depending on where you are. Make sure that you’re following the law of whatever state you’re in. Prepare the correct knives in advance. These will help with using cordage, cooking, first aid, and all kinds of techniques necessary for survival.

Water

When it hits the fan, water is going to be one of the most valuable commodities in the world. But even more valuable that fresh water is the ability to make it yourself. Besides a water container, you should use a few tools to make it easier to get drinkable water. Filters are only one part of it. Water purification tablets and devices can make sure that you have access to fresh water so long as you have access to any water, period.

First-aid

We all carry first aid equipment in our cars and our homes as a matter of convenience. When you’re in a survival situation, convenience is no longer an option. You’re going to need it on you because you might not have access to medical treatment. You need to treat wounds as quickly as possible. Even small first aid kits you could carry in a fanny pack allow space for extra tools like cordage, as well.

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A light

Operating at nighttime in a survival situation isn’t usually the best of ideas. But it is sometimes avoidable, especially if it all goes down in the darker seasons of the year. Nowadays, there are long-lasting high-power flashlights that you can easily fit in your pocket or on a belt loop. Visibility when dealing with things like first aid or purifying water is essential.

The world may flip on its head any day now. Make sure that you’re responsible for staying prepared for the moment that happens. You need to abide by the law whilst preparing for the moment that you have to become entirely self-sufficient.

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog: 5 Essential Items To Have On You Even When You’re Out Of Reach Of Your Bug-Out Bag

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Cutting Down Problems: Use These Basic Ideas for Survival

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There are often problems when you have to survive in the wilderness. So the best thing to do is to plan and prepare for this and make sure you have the skills you need. These are a few of the ideas you can use for basic survival, should the time ever come to use them.

Learn First Aid

What’s the one skill that is going to possibly save lives in a survival situation? Probably first aid training. Being out in the wilderness and having to survive is going to lead to unexpected events. And it could well end up with people getting injured. That’s why it’s important to make sure you are trained in matters of first aid. This is so vital because it can make all the difference. You’ll know exactly what supplies to pack, and what to do to tend to injuries or wounds.

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Stock Up on Useful Tools and Weapons

There are a lot of things you’re going to need to help you when it comes to basic survival. That’s why it’s a good idea to try to stockpile tools and weapons as much as you can, starting right now! You’re going to need axes, which you can find out plenty about by checking out Axe and Answered. You’ll need water bottles, a compass, sleeping bag, tool box. And you could personably use some weapons too. There are a lot of tools, and weapons you could do with that will come in useful in survival scenarios. Do a bit of research if you’re unsure to make certain you have what you need.

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Spend a Weekend in the Wilderness

The best way to get yourself survival ready is to put what you know into practice. And the way to achieve that is to spend a weekend in the wilderness with your survival gear. This will give you an idea of what it’s like to be out there on your own. Plus you will be able to hone and develop your survival skills and instincts. This is very much one of those things that you need to learn by doing. So, it’s crucial to gain this experience and understand the sorts of things that will come in useful when you have to survive in the wild.

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Take up Fishing

If you haven’t fished before now is the time to take it up as a hobby. You have to make certain you learn skills that will come in handy in the wild. And you’re hardly going to be able to whip up a pasta bake, are you?! Learning to fish is fun and helps you develop a skill. Plus it is one of the most useful of all survival skills. It means you never have to worry about going hungry. As long as you are by water, you’ll always have access to a food supply. Fishing is awesome, therapeutic, and big part of survival 101.

You never know when disaster is going to strike and you might be thrust into survival mode. That’s why it’s useful to know some survival training and have plenty of resources to hand. Take a look at these basic ideas and try to use them to make sure you win at survival.

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog: Cutting Down Problems: Use These Basic Ideas for Survival

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New Obama Executive Order Hints At Devastating Space Event: “Could Disable Large Portions Of The Electrical Power Grid… Cause Cascading Failures”

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By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

Once considered a fringe conspiracy theory, it appears that the Obama administration is now actively preparing for a massive solar event that could wipe out life as we have come to know it. Space weather events such as solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances have long been believed to pose a significant threat to our technologically advanced society with the ability to not only affect global positioning satellites, but on-earth electronics that include the entire domestic (and global) power grid.

In the latest Executive Order signed by Barack Obama, the President calls for coordination between various government agencies including the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland security should a major “space weather event” come to pass.

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Executive Order — Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to prepare the Nation for space weather events, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. Space weather events, in the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid. Extreme space weather events — those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure — could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.

Though often dismissed as nothing more than fear mongering, the threat of space weather events is not only possible, it is quite probable, as evidenced  by a massive solar flare which narrowly missed earth in 2012.

“The speed of this event was as fast or faster than anything that has been seen in the modern space age,” said Baker.

Had it hit Earth, the July 2012 event likely would have created a technological disaster by short-circuiting satellites, power grids, ground communication equipment and even threatening the health of astronauts and aircraft crews.

We have proposed that the 2012 event be adopted as the best estimate of the worst case space weather scenario…

Is it possible that the Obama administration has scientific evidence supporting the fact that a space weather event is imminent? One Congresswoman thinks so, having claimed that there isa 100% chance of a crippling event.

The Executive Order signed by Obama on October 13, 2016 certainly suggests this may be the case:

It is the policy of the United States to prepare for space weather events to minimize the extent of economic loss and human hardship. The Federal Government must have (1) the capability to predict and detect a space weather event, (2) the plans and programs necessary to alert the public and private sectors to enable mitigating actions for an impending space weather event, (3) the protection and mitigation plans, protocols, and standards required to reduce risks to critical infrastructure prior to and during a credible threat, and (4) the ability to respond to and recover from the effects of space weather. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) must coordinate their efforts to prepare for the effects of space weather events.

Coupled with a previous Executive Doomsday Order signed by the President in March of 2012, the federal government now has the ability to take full control of all critical national infrastructure elements including food resources, energy resources, farms, health facilities, water resources and even the nation’s workforce.

While millions of people have been preparing for the possibility of a catastrophic event by relocating to rural homesteads or farms, as well as stockpiling food, water, personal defense armaments and other essential supplies with the intention of utilizing these preparations if the worst happens, the latest executive order signed by President Obama on March 16, 2012 makes clear that in the event of a nationally deemed emergency all of these resources will fall under the authority of the United States government. 

Full report: Executive Doomsday Order: Obama Authorizes Gov to Seize Farms, Food, Processing Plants, Energy Resources, Transportation, Skilled Laborers During National Emergency

Recent projections from a secret Homeland Security report suggest that as many as 100 million Americans could be left without power should a powerful enough solar storm strike earth. Another report paints an even more terrifying picture, indicating that without access to power via our grid, America would literally come to a standstill. Critical supplies including medicine, gas, and food would be undeliverable and within one year as many as 90% of Americans would be dead if the grid were not restored.

The problem, according to The Prepper’s Blueprint author Tess Pennington is that over 90% of Americans are not only lacking any preparation for such a catastrophic scenario, but even if advance warning was sent to the population 12 hours ahead of time, it would simply be too late:

Unfortunately, that “12 hours” number doesn’t tell the whole story. It’s probably true that during a worst case scenario, it would take 12 hours for a solar storm to reach Earth. The only question is, can our scientific instruments detect a solar storm in that time frame?

Currently, our planet’s early warning system consists of a satellite called DSCOVR, which launched in February of this year, and reached its destination between the Earth and the Sun last June. The satellite it replaced could give us a 15 minute warning, but the DSCOVR satellite isn’t much of an improvement. It only gives us a 30-45 minute warning.

Pennington warns that a breakdown could happen very quickly and catch most people by surprise:

This is the point in this cycle where herds of people go to the grocery stores frantically grabbing supplies. Most grocery stores will not be able to meet the demand of the people’s need for supplies, and many could go home empty handed.

Bracing for the disaster, the prepared and unprepared will be hoping for the best outcome. What many do not realize is the hardest part of this event is soon to be upon them. Within days, the descent into the breakdown will begin.

Source: The Anatomy of a Breakdown

And it is this very descent into breakdown that will require an unprecedented government response and Obama’s Doomsday Executive Order has given them the pretext to do so.

Do government officials know that a life-threatening solar event is becoming increasingly more probable?

Or is the Obama administration simply taking proactive steps to prepare?

Whatever the case, it is important to note that Americans are not prepared to deal with the aftermath of such a scenario.

Millions will die. This is a fact.

Perhaps the actions being implemented on the federal level should be a wake up call to all Americans to prepare for disaster now

This article first appeared at SHTFplan.comNew Obama Executive Order Hints At Devastating Space Event: “Could Disable Large Portions Of The Electrical Power Grid… Cause Cascading Failures”

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40 MILLION RUSSIANS TO PARTICIPATE IN MASSIVE CIVIL DEFENSE EVACUATION DRILL

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Starting today, Russia is holding a massive four-day Cold War-style “civil defense” drill that will involved 40 million civilians and 200,000 emergency personnel through the 7th of October.

The drill’s timing cannot be missed, right after Russia decried America’s involvement leading to death and destruction in Syria and peace talks have broken down.

Via Daily Mail:

Following a breakdown in communication between the USA and Russia, the Kremlin has now organised the huge emergency practice drill – either as a show of force or something more sinister.

The drill will prepare Russian citizens for “large natural and man-made disasters”, according to the country’s Ministery for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disaster…

A spokesman said in a statement: “The main goal of the drill is to practice organisation of management during civil defence events and emergency and fire management, to…

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Powerful Hurricane Matthew to Unleash Life-Threatening Flooding in Haiti, Cuba and Bahamas

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Dangerous Hurricane Matthew will bring great risk to lives and property from Haiti and Cuba to the Bahamas this week.

Matthew will continue to weave a general northward path around the large islands of the northern Caribbean through Wednesday.

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Typhoon Megi to Blast Taiwan with Damaging Winds and Flooding Rain

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By Eric Leister – AccuWeather

Strong Typhoon Megi will blast Taiwan and eastern China with hazardous flooding as the latest tropical system to spin through the region.

Early Monday night, rain from Megi moved into Japan’s southernmost Ryukyu Islands and eastern Taiwan creating blustery conditions, but the most intense winds remained to the east across the Philippines Sea.

Danger to lives and property will heighten late Monday night as the typhoon takes aim at land.

Typhoon Megi to Blast Taiwan with Damaging Winds and Flooding Rain

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Monday September 26, 2016

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Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION OBS TO FL080 OBS VA DTG:25/1830Z
…25 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL080 EXT TO N.

Colima (Western Mexico): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EM SEEN IN WEBCAM AND STLT.

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): (25 Sep) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: EM REPORTED AT 25/0615Z

Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT OBS
…25 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION IN WEBCAM ARND 25/0115Z

Lascar (Northern Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: PILOT REPORT AT 1247Z OBS VA DTG:22/1435Z

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian explosions in El Agrio crater (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 15 Sep 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 9 Sep 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): eruption ended 18 Sep 2016 (updated 19 Sep 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 22 Aug 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 2 Sep 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): steaming, occasional ash emissions from On-take crater (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): sporadic ash emissions (updated 21 Sep 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): small active lava lake in summit crater (updated 23 Aug 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 15 Sep 2016)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Monday September 26, 2016

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Source: Volcano Discovery

Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.6) (112 quakes)

Updated: Mon, 26 Sep 21:23 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Mon, 26 Sep (100 earthquakes)
Mon, 26 Sep 20:53 UTC M 3.3 / 52 km – [info] (306 km) COQUIMBO, CHILE
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Mon, 26 Sep 20:50 UTC M 2.8 / 48.4 km – [info] (351 km) 8 km al N de La Serena

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GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 26 Sep 20:35 UTC M 2.8 / 44.4 km – [info] (53 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 26 Sep 20:15 UTC M 5.2 / 30 km – [info] (68 km) SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
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EMSC
Mon, 26 Sep 20:00 UTC M 2.8 / 37.8 km – [info] (172 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 26 Sep 19:41 UTC M 3.2 / 24 km – [info] (343 km) COQUIMBO, CHILE
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EMSC
Mon, 26 Sep 19:39 UTC M 5.1 / 60 km – [info] (324 km) Solomon Islands
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GeoAu
Mon, 26 Sep 19:04 UTC M 4.5 / 10 km – [info] (319 km) 4.5 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
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EMSC
Mon, 26 Sep 19:02 UTC M 3.9 / 52.6 km – [info] (97 km) SOUTHERN IWATE PREF
I FELT IT

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NIED
Mon, 26 Sep 18:52 UTC M 4.8 / 80 km – [info] unnamed (25 km) KURIL ISLANDS
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EMSC
Mon, 26 Sep 18:46 UTC M 2.7 / 25.2 km – [info] (231 km) TOSA BAY REGION

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NIED
Mon, 26 Sep 18:40 UTC M 3.3 / 10 km – [info] (196 km) NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
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Impact? Asteroid With Destructive “Power of 3 Billion Nukes” Narrowly Misses Earth

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By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

This is the power, hurtling from space, that could wipe us out like the dinosaurs. Or so they say.

It could be a close call, with the potential to collide with Earth. Still, it’s an incredibly minute chance.

Asteroids and meteors regularly pass by the planet, and not infrequently there are episodic peltings from space rock that hit random areas across the globe. Sometimes people are killed, and buildings are destroyed.

But the next one headed this way will be brushing by pretty closely, and could bring with it the power of billions of atomic bombs, enough reign down destruction across the planet.

via AOL News:

Experts are saying a huge meteor is rocketing close to Earth with the power of THREE BILLION ATOMIC BOMBS, AHHHHHH.

China’s Purple Mountain Laboratory discovered the massive asteroid using Asia’s largest telescope, determining the meteor was passing our planet with a range of 18.8 times the distance between the Earth and the moon — aka, WAY too close for comfort.

[…]

But scientists are keeping a close eye on 2009ES as just a minor change in its flight path could have catastrophic consequences for the human race, due to its sheer mass.

But what about the chances of a truly ‘deep impact’ that could destroy all life on earth?

Well, of course, the chances are very, very slim. But how many times can we dodge a bullet simply due to improbability?

These things could happen. Let us hope they do not.

Both the Pentagon and Russia’s defense have been working on asteroid and meteor destruction system, including plans to shoot down incoming space rocks, as well as a plan to capture asteroids in a giant orbiting catch basket. That, and whatever else they cooked up from late night viewings of Hollywood disaster films.

But scientists are actually not just hoping to avert disaster; they have set a goal to capture one, and actually find the devastating prospect of an asteroid headed for earth somewhat attractive.

Researchers are strategizing about how to ‘capture’ an asteroid or meteor and force it into orbit – in order to study, explore and exploit it. Naturally, they could then take advantage of any resources it could offer (including near-Earth living space for some future colony project).

Via Wikipedia:

NASA has proposed the Asteroid Redirect Mission (or Asteroid Initiative), an unmanned robotic mission, to “retrieve” a near-Earth asteroid with a size of about 8.2 metres (27 ft) and a mass of around 500 tons (comparable in mass to the ISS). The asteroid would be moved into a high lunar orbit or orbit around EML2 (halo orbit, Lissajous orbit) for research and exploration purposes.[3][4] Under consideration for moving the asteroid are grabbing the asteroid and using solarelectric propulsion to “directly” move it, as well as gravity tractor technology.

The mission could provide a relatively low-cost route to satisfying Barack Obama‘s goal of sending astronauts to a near-Earth asteroid by 2025,[6] and help develop knowledge and skills useful for future asteroid impact avoidance, in-situ resource utilization (including water for astronauts and for producing fuel, and material for bulk shielding against cosmic rays, for use there or elsewhere in space) and other asteroid mining (as well as providing a first target for the latter two).

The whole things seems a bit disaster prone, without much room for error. Nonetheless, perhaps it could shield the planet, and yield some lemonade afterwards, too.

Asteroid Capture. Image source: Wikimedia commons

Will any of it work? I guess we’ll find out after several billion more in military spending gets sucked into the great black hole of the secret space agenda.

Every day above ground is a good one.

This article first appeared at SHTFplan.com: Impact? Asteroid With Destructive “Power of 3 Billion Nukes” Narrowly Misses Earth

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Karl to Stir Dangerous Surf Along Eastern US Coast While Eyeing Bermuda

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By Brian Thompson – AccuWeather

As Karl strengthens late this week, it will threaten Bermuda and lead to increased surf at U.S. East Coast beaches.

Karl weakened to a depression on Wednesday morning after moving through a hostile environment.

The storm will emerge into a more favorable environment, which will likely allow for strengthening into Friday.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Karl to Stir Dangerous Surf Along Eastern US Coast While Eyeing Bermuda

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Wednesday September 21, 2016

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New ash emissions from Turrialba this morning (image: Juan K Matamoros / RSN / facebook)

Source: Volcano Discovery

Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:21/1120Z
…20 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20160920/2119Z FL270 EXTD E REPORTED OBS VA DTG:20/2120Z

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:21/0520Z

Dukono (Halmahera): (21 Sep) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL100 OBS VA DTG:21/0500Z

Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS LOW LEVEL ASH EMISSION OBS VA DTG:21/1551Z
…20 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Wellington (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS LOW LEVEL ASH EMISSION OBS VA DTG:20/2227Z

Kilauea (Hawai’i): (21 Sep) Following the inflation cycle that began 2 days ago (and might be now turning into deflation), the lava lake in the Halema’uma’u summit crater has risen again into clear view from the HVO observatory. This morning, its surface was only 12 m (39 ft) below the rim.
An explosion of the lava lake was observed yesterday around 21:15 local time – probably triggered by a larger rockfall from the unstable crater walls, a fountain of incandescent material rose from the NE end of the lake to about the outer rim near the old overlook area, generating a plume of steam and ash that rose several hundred meters and quickly dissipated SW.
The two sea entries at Kamokuna remain active and well alimented; additionally, active pahoehoe breakouts are present about 2 km (1.2 mi) inland from the coast and higher up on the pali.

Turrialba (Costa Rica): After a day of relative calm, a new pulse of ash emissions occurred from the volcano this morning.
The current phase of activity at the volcano began around 13 Sep with renewed, but sporadic and weak ash emissions, but intensified drastically on 19 Sep reaching a new peak of activity (so far). Between 02:53 and 15:30 local time, the volcano produced several phases of near-continuous explosive activity with strong ash emissions, generating several ash plumes that rose more than 1000 m, drifted west into the Central Valley, causing moderate to heavy ash falls and forcing a temporary closure of the capital’s Juan Santamaria International Airport.
 
Some of the explosions were strong enough that part of the dense eruption columns collapsed into small pyroclastic flows that spread onto the crater floor. There are no reports of damage or injuries.
4 eruptive pulses on 19 Sep 2016:

…21 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: CONS EM
…21 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: EMS AT 20/1856Z AND 20/2003Z

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian explosions in El Agrio crater (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 9 Sep 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): new fissure eruption since 11 Sep 2016 (updated 11 Sep 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 22 Aug 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 2 Sep 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): steaming, occasional ash emissions from On-take crater (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): small active lava lake in summit crater (updated 23 Aug 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide

Filed under: News/ Current Events, Volcanic Activity

Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Wednesday September 21, 2016

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Source: Volcano Discovery

Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (130 quakes)

Updated: Wed, 21 Sep 21:33 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Wed, 21 Sep (118 earthquakes)
Wed, 21 Sep 20:59 UTC M 4.2 / 88.3 km – [info] (357 km) 16 km al S de Vicuña
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GUG (U. Chile)
Wed, 21 Sep 20:56 UTC M 2.5 / 19.3 km – [info] (125 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 21 Sep 20:56 UTC M 3.5 / 9 km – [info] (489 km) WESTERN IRAN
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EMSC
Wed, 21 Sep 20:52 UTC M 3.5 / 24.7 km – [info] (136 km) New Zealand
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GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 21 Sep 20:18 UTC M 3.0 / 32.2 km – [info] (98 km) New Zealand
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GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 21 Sep 20:15 UTC M 2.9 / 34.1 km – [info] (103 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 21 Sep 19:44 UTC M 2.6 / 70.6 km – [info] (56 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 21 Sep 19:37 UTC M 2.6 / 188.8 km – [info] Ngauruhoe (28 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 21 Sep 19:31 UTC M 3.2 / 11.3 km – [info] (166 km) GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ)
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KOERI-RETMC
Wed, 21 Sep 19:27 UTC M 4.2 / 11.3 km – [info] (175 km) GURCISTAN ACIKLARI (KARADENIZ) REVISE01 (2016.09.21
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KOERI-RETMC
Ambrolauri (Georgia) (183 km E from epicenter)(no details): I have felt this earthquake on the second floor,when I was sleeping, it was not strong but noticeable for me.(Racha, ambrolauri) (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russia) (168 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Сидела на диване, бпочувствовала слабые толчки. К счастью все быстро прекратилось. (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russia) (168 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Закачалась кравать (via EMSC)
Sochi (Russia) (168 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Обычное для этой местности и как всегда в ночное время суток. (via EMSC)
Bolshoy Sochi (Russia) (165 km NW from epicenter)(no details): В Сочи в 22:30 22.09.2016 (via EMSC)
Bolshoy Sochi (Russia) (165 km NW from epicenter)(no details): В Сочи в 22.30 (via EMSC)
Bolshoy Sochi (Russia) (165 km NW from epicenter)(no details): В Сочи в 22:30 21.09.2016. Предыдущий комментарий:ошибочно указана дата. (via EMSC)
Kutaisi (Georgia) (148 km E from epicenter)(no details): Толчок, который был ощутим, но не продолжался долго (via EMSC)
Batumi (Georgia) (102 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Покачало) (via EMSC)
Batumi (Georgia) (102 km SE from epicenter)(no details): იგრძნობოდა, თან საკმაოდ. (via EMSC)
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Wed, 21 Sep 19:19 UTC M 2.6 / 17.2 km – [info] (105 km) New Zealand

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GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 21 Sep 19:17 UTC M 3.3 / 41.6 km – [info] (92 km) New Zealand
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GEONET (NZ)

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If A Solar Storm Strikes The Power Grid, THESE STATES Are Where You’ll Be Safe

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If A Solar Storm Take Out The Power Grid, THESE STATES Are Where You Want To Live

Image source: NASA

By Steve Coffman Off The Grid News

Many homesteaders have heard of the Carrington Event of 1859.

This massive solar storm struck the very early wired telegraph grid, and was so intense that in some places, telegraph operators reported they could send messages even with their batteries disconnected. The event produced auroras that were seen close to the equator and illuminated the night sky so bright that Americans could read their newspapers on their porch.

This historical storm that pummeled the Earth was caused by a coronal mass ejection striking the magnetosphere, and remains to this day one of the largest electromagnetic storms on record.

Continue reading at Off The Grid News: If A Solar Storm Strikes The Power Grid, THESE STATES Are Where You’ll Be Safe

 

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Harvest Moon Eclipse: When and Where to See the Last Eclipse of 2016

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By Brian Lada – AccuWeather

The Harvest Moon will fill the sky on Friday night and, for some people across the globe, it will bring a special event – a lunar eclipse.

Friday night’s lunar eclipse will be the final eclipse of the year and will be visible across Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Those across North America and South America will have to wait until 2017 to see another eclipse.

Continue reading at AccuWeather: Harvest Moon Eclipse: When and Where to See the Last Eclipse of 2016

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Friday September 16, 2016

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Satellite image of Shiveluch volcano on 16 Sep 2016

Source: Volcano Discovery

Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:16/1120Z

Shiveluch (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20160916/0850Z FL120 EXTD NW OBS VA DTG:16/0940Z

Bulusan (Luzon Island, Philippines): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20160916/0906Z FL110 EXTD NE REPORTED OBS VA DTG:16/0900Z

Dukono (Halmahera): (15 Sep) Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: VA OBS TO FL080 EXT 35NM TO NE AT 15/2250Z.

 

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian explosions in El Agrio crater (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 9 Sep 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): new fissure eruption since 11 Sep 2016 (updated 11 Sep 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 22 Aug 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 2 Sep 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): steaming, occasional ash emissions from On-take crater (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): small active lava lake in summit crater (updated 23 Aug 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide

Filed under: News/ Current Events, Volcanic Activity

Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Friday September 16, 2016

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Source: Volcano Discovery

Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (136 quakes)

Updated: Fri, 16 Sep 20:55 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Fri, 16 Sep (122 earthquakes)
Fri, 16 Sep 20:40 UTC M 2.6 / 18.3 km – [info] (167 km) SE OFF MIYAGI PREF

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NIED
Fri, 16 Sep 20:37 UTC M 2.8 / 27.6 km – [info] (200 km) FAR SE OFF BOSO PEN

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NIED
Fri, 16 Sep 20:25 UTC M 2.7 / 11.1 km – [info] (108 km) Macerata

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INGV
Fri, 16 Sep 19:50 UTC M 2.8 / 15 km – [info] (119 km) NEVADA

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EMSC
Fri, 16 Sep 19:46 UTC M 4.3 / 10 km – [info] (198 km) – 189km WSW of Bella Bella, Canada
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USGS
Fri, 16 Sep 19:35 UTC M 2.5 / 153.5 km – [info] Ibusuku (26 km) SATSUMA PENINSULA REGION

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NIED
Fri, 16 Sep 19:33 UTC M 2.6 / 15.1 km – [info] (176 km) SE OFF MIYAGI PREF

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NIED
Fri, 16 Sep 19:11 UTC M 2.7 / 89.5 km – [info] (38 km) NEAR KUNASHIRI ISLAND

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NIED
Fri, 16 Sep 19:06 UTC M 2.6 / 94.6 km – [info] (31 km) 96 km al E de Tierra Amarilla

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GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 16 Sep 19:04 UTC M 3.0 / 5.2 km – [info] (731 km) New Zealand
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GEONET (NZ)
Fri, 16 Sep 18:53 UTC M 2.7 / 67.1 km – [info] (124 km) 66 km al N de Quillagua

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GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 16 Sep 18:50 UTC M 3.1 / 164.9 km – [info] (234 km) 96 km al O de San Juan.
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GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 16 Sep 18:48 UTC M 2.6 / 3.2 km – [info] (53 km) PIRGARIP-(VAN)
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KOERI-RETMC
Fri, 16 Sep 18:38 UTC M 5.5 / 10 km – [info] (1026 km) Southwest Indian Ridge
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GFZ
Fri, 16 Sep 18:26 UTC M 3.0 / 60 km – [info] (1007 km) PORTUGAL
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EMSC

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Are You Guilty Of Making These Fishing Faux Pas?

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By The Survival Place Blog

When things go south in the world, you need to know that you can survive. One of the obvious things you’ll need to do is catch or grow your own food. Fishing is one way to keep yourself fed, and it’s something even children can do.

The trouble is, many anglers make all kinds of rookie mistakes. Even if they have several years of fishing experience! If you plan on catching fish to survive, it’s essential you know what you’re doing. Are you guilty of making any of these fishing faux pas?

You use a worn line

I think one of the things most of us are guilty of is using a worn line! Sometimes you might do so because you haven’t got any new lines with you (or you’ve forgotten them at home). Perhaps you just want to spend as little as possible on fishing equipment.

The biggest problem with using a worn line is that feisty fish can break away! And that means you’ll end up staying hungry because you haven’t caught anything! The simple solution to this problem is just to use a new line!

You change your lures too often

Some anglers have a tackle box full of different lures. Some folks believe they should change their lures often to catch different fish. That might sound like a good idea in theory, but, in reality, it doesn’t work.

As you know, you have to take your line out of the water to change your lure. If you do that, you might make the fish in the water suspicious about what’s going on. And that can cause them to swim away from you and your line.

 

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You haven’t learned from the experts

Fishing isn’t a pastime that you can just pick up. You need to have expert tuition before

you attempt to catch fish on your own. It’s important to learn the tips and techniques of fishing, and the methods to catch certain fish.

Apart from reading past articles here, you should check out other sites like fishingsun.com. YouTube is also another place to learn from the fishing masters. Finally, don’t forget to consider one-to-one tuition from local experts.

You don’t follow the advice of local guides

When you go fishing somewhere new, it’s vital to listen to what the locals tell you. Why? Because they recommend good spots to catch some juicy fish! They can also tell you the places to avoid so that you don’t waste your time.

Don’t be one of those guys (or gals) that think they know everything about fishing. Each day that dawns can teach us something new about fishing that we don’t already know. Be smart – not stupid!

You don’t wear some hand protection

Gloves aren’t just for keeping your hands warm. Their job is to protect your hands from harm. They are important to wear when handling fish just as they are if you were pruning a rose-bush in your garden.

Fins, scales and attacks by fish can make your experience painful if you don’t wear gloves! Check out an article on emedicinehealth.com to learn more about “marine bite.”

So, if you’re guilty of making any of those rookie mistakes, now you know why (and how) to avoid them in the future!

 

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog: Are You Guilty Of Making These Fishing Faux Pas?

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Expert Advice For Keeping Your Home Safe

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A big part of the survivalist’s way is ensuring that you keep the home safe. After all, if you are not able to do that, then it is unlikely you will stay safe anywhere. We all know that it is hugely important to be able to look after the family. However, not everyone knows exactly how to achieve it. The fact is, there is no such thing as the perfectly protected home or family. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try. If you are serious about protecting your loved ones, then you should do everything you can to keep them safe. If you are wondering how to achieve that, then read on. In this post, we will go through some of the best advice around for keeping your family safe, your valuables safe, and your home safe. Take all of these on board if you want to look after your belongings and your family today.

 

Lock Doors & Windows

We will start with some of the more basic approaches. It might sound simple to say that you need to lock doors and windows. However, it is surprising just how many people forget to carry out this simple task. If you want to look after your home as well as possible, you really can’t overlook this. Locking the entry points to your home is essential – and not just when you are away. At night, you should never leave a window or door open. Sometimes it can be tempting, particularly if it is only a small window. However, even a small opening can be used to gain entry. Remember that someone who wants to get into your home will use any opening they can find. Don’t give them the chance in the first place.

Invest In A Good Safe

There is only a certain amount you can do to stop people getting in. Fortunately, that is not where protection begins and ends. If you want to look after your belongings, then there are a number of actions you can take. One of the most powerful methods is to simply invest in a good safe. Knowing what safe to go for can be a little tricky, of course. With that in mind, be sure to shop around. Read this review of a barska biometric safe for an idea of what to look for and what to avoid. Above all, you want to be able to trust that your belongings are not going anywhere. With the right safe, you will feel a lot safer in your own home.

Use Code Words

When it comes to protecting your little ones, it helps to use code words. These are previously agreed words and phrases which your family can use. That way, your children and yourself can always be sure of whether or not something is legitimate. For example, someone saying that are here to pick your children up might successfully confuse them by saying you sent them. However, if they do not use the code word, then your children know that they are not genuine. This is a surprisingly powerful way to give your kids the ability to make the right decision and judgment.

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The Most Essential Tools For Anyone’s Survival

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When it comes to preparing for the worst, there is a lot that you need to consider. One of the most important aspects of this whole deal is thinking about the tools and equipment that you might need. In terms of surviving in the wilderness, it is much easier said than done. People often think that it is obvious what you will need and what you can discard. However, once you look into it, it soon becomes clear that it is a little trickier. In this article, we are going to try and find the most essential items which anyone will need for survival. We will be looking at those tools which apply equally to everyone. That means ignoring certain things which not everyone could get a decent use out of. However, you will probably find that there are a couple of surprising items on this list as well. Nonetheless, all of these are essential for anyone wanting to survive in a wilderness situation. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the most essential tools for survival.

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Pocketknife

This is something which is likely to grace any list of this type. With a little look into what it entails, it is easy to see why. A decent pocketknife is essentially several tools in one. This means that you are saving a significant amount of space – but also money. If you only buy one thing on this list, then it has to be the pocketknife. However, not just any one will do. You need to make sure that you go for one which offers as much as possible in as little space as possible. It is also a good idea to remember to always keep it close to hand. This is the one item you really should take literally – always keep it in your pocket. As long as you have this on you, you can survive a far greater number of occasions. Don’t go anywhere without this one – it is the bare bones of survival in any situation.

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Saw

Perhaps a little more surprising, but no less useful in the right circumstances, is the saw. Most pocket knives do actually have a small saw on them, but they are often not good enough for your purposes. The truth is, you often need to ensure that you are also carrying a decent-sized saw. The potential uses for this particular tool are wide and varying. With a decent saw, you can make sure that you always get to where you need to go. Even in the densest woods, you can forge a path to wherever you are heading to. The best saws are both sharp and compact. It can be difficult to find the perfect combination of these qualities, but it is well worth shopping around for. A good example is the makita saw. The makita saw cuts like a demon, and it happens to be compact enough to stow away easily. Having the right saw will make you feel safer and more capable of taking on whatever challenges might arise.

Machete

In a similar vein to the saw and the knife, having a machete is likely to make you feel safer. Of course, there is a significant difference here. While the previous two items are both ideal for utility purposes, the machete is much more of a weapon. Let’s be honest, weaponry is an essential part of survival in the wilderness, in pretty much any situation. There are all sorts of weapons you can potentially use, but a machete has the advantage of being swift and lethal. It goes without saying that you need to be as careful as possible when you are carrying this. The last thing you want to do is to hurt yourself or someone with you. However, if you are in a situation where you need to defend yourself against an animal, it might be ideal.

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Flashlight

Let’s look to some of the more all-round utility items now. One thing which you really won’t be able to do without is the flashlight. What kind of light you go for is really up to you, but there are some basic qualities you should look for. It helps if your flashlight is as compact as possible. However, you don’t want to sacrifice the power of the light itself. What’s more, battery-operated units tend to be more powerful. Then, of course, you have the problem of carrying around batteries with you as well. You might decide, therefore, that it is better to use a solar-power or wind-up torch. These are not as powerful, but might last you longer and be more useful overall. Whatever you decide on, you simply must have some kind of light to take with you. It could even save your life in a tricky situation in the dead of night.

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Cordage

There are likely to be many occasions when you need to tie a number of things together. Not having a way to do that can be a particular nuisance. As such, you should make sure that you get hold of some decent cordage. With the right cordage, you know that you can always build a temporary home wherever you are. In truth, this is one of those things which becomes obvious how useful it is as time goes on. There are so many uses that it is impossible to count them all. For example, it can be used to hoist food away from scuttling wildlife in the woods. Or you could even use it as a splint for broken bones. This is one all-round utility item you can’t do without, regardless of the situation.

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Compass

Finally, let’s not forget the importance of knowing where you are. With a proper compass, you don’t necessarily know your location, but you can work out your direction. This is the kind of item which you really won’t get very far without. Of course, you should also make sure that you have a keen grasp of exactly how to use it. Otherwise, there is little use in having it at all.

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog: The Most Essential Tools For Anyone’s Survival

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Why You Should Be Storing an Air Rifle as a Reserve Weapon

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When anticipating a major disaster of apocalyptic proportions, you run through various scenarios in your head in an attempt to mentally prepare for what’s to come. One of the better outcomes that may come to fruition is that the weapon you are left with is not a bow and arrow or crossbow, but an air rifle.

Air rifles can be used in a number of ways, from small game hunting to self defense, and are available in many different styles and power ranges. If used properly, you may end up being very thankful that when you find yourself with an air rifle in hand when SHTF.

Benefits of an Air Rifle

  • They are extremely quiet, which is useful for not giving away your location with your shot.
  • The ammunition will not expire as there are no powders, cases or primers involved.
  • You can stock up on them, as they are legal in most states to own and shoot.
  • They are lightweight and can be easily stored for later retrieval.
  • When equipped with an iron sight, air rifles are very accurate and can take small game animals (e.g., squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, fowl) at 50 yards.

Choosing Your Rifle

In the event that you have the ability to choose your rifle, take into account these considerations:

  • Accessories: Equip yourself with a scope, mount and bipod for additional accuracy.
  • Caliber: Ranges from a .177 to .50 caliber weapon style.
  • Price: Consider whether you want quality or quantity when choosing your stash weapon. For some preppers, a single weapon can make them feel secure, but others like to have options.

Type of Air Source

There are different air source styles to choose from: Pre-charged Pneumatic (PCP), Break Action, Multi-Pump and CO2. Each style has its pros and cons:

  • PCP rifles will give you the most bang for your buck, as they tend to be the most powerful and the highest priced.The downfall of the PCP rifle is that most models have a very small opening that makes it difficult to load ammo on the go.
  • Break Action rifles are best used for target practice, as they are single load and spring loaded, making them slow to action and noisy.
  • The Multi-Pump has high reliability due to its design, but requires priming before shooting.
  • CO2-powered guns have a high ammo velocity expulsion rate and can hold many rounds in its reservoir, but requires the small CO2 cartridges to operate.

Ammo

One of the best advantages of an air rifle is the lightweight, inexpensive ammo. You can easily pack thousands of rounds in your bag and hardly notice the weight. There are two different types of ammo that you may find yourself using: BBs or pellets.

BBs are small round balls that can be loaded into the chamber in large numbers. They are ideal for target practice, but not for hunting or self-defense against another person. BBs are best used for short-range shooting due to the small size of the ammo and its limited velocity.

If the option is available to you, stock up on pellet ammo. Pellets are designed for accuracy and can be purchased in different shapes and sizes. Also, using a heavier or denser pellet in an air pistol will help reduce the sound made when a shot is fired.

Know Your Gun

Don’t make the mistake of doing thorough research on gun options, making the purchase and then stowing the gun away for when SHTF. Take the time to get to know the weapon. Ensure that when the time comes to use it that you are aware of all of its details. Familiarize yourself with loading, priming and firing to allow for peace of mind. Adequate target practice will enable you to familiarize yourself with the guns projectile and force so there are no unrealistic expectations of the air rifle’s abilities.

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Hurricane Newton to Unleash Dangerous Flooding on Baja California, Northern Mexico

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By Eric Leister – AccuWeather

Hurricane Newton will bring dangerous flooding and mudslides to parts of northern Mexico, including in popular tourist locations in Baja California, through the middle of the week.

About 14,000 tourists are in the path of Newton in Baja California Sur, Genaro Ruiz, the state tourism secretary said, according to the Associated Press.

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Tuesday September 6, 2016

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Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 6 Sep 2016

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Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: VA EMISSIONS CONTINUING OBS VA DTG:06/1720Z
…6 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: POSS ERUPTION OBS AT 20160906/0300Z FL250 EXTD NW OBS VA DTG:06/0400Z

Dukono (Halmahera): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION LAST OBS TO FL080 MOV NW AT 06/0220Z.

Mauna Loa (Big Island, Hawai’i): A magnitude 4.0 earthquake occurred at 2.4 km depth beneath the summit caldera of the volcano half an hour ago (04:25 am in Hawaii).
Such relatively large quakes under active volcanoes can (but not necessarily must) be precursors of new eruptions if they are being caused by magma pressurizing rock and fracturing it on its way up. Whether this particular quake is in fact caused by magma movements is impossible to know a priori without further analysis.
Mauna Loa is statistically “due” for an eruption (its last having been in 1984) and increased seismic activity and inflation over the past years have indicated an ongoing period of unrest due to gradual magma recharge.

Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: OCNL VA EMS
…5 Sep:
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: INCREASING ACTIVITY WITH VA EM.

Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION IN WEBCAM AROUND 1338Z

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: VA REPORTED AT 06/1429Z OBS VA DTG:06/1435Z

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian explosions in El Agrio crater (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 29 Aug 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 22 Aug 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 2 Sep 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): steaming, occasional ash emissions from On-take crater (updated 25 Aug 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): small active lava lake in summit crater (updated 23 Aug 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Tuesday September 6, 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (96 quakes)

Updated: Tue, 6 Sep 21:41 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Tue, 6 Sep (84 earthquakes)
Tue, 6 Sep 21:22 UTC M 4.7 / 39 km – [info] (0 km) GUAM REGION
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Tue, 6 Sep 21:07 UTC M 2.5 / 120.1 km – [info] (62 km) NEMURO REGION

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Tue, 6 Sep 21:01 UTC M 4.1 / 243 km – [info] (31 km) JUJUY, ARGENTINA
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Tue, 6 Sep 20:52 UTC M 3.2 / 9.5 km – [info] (110 km) Macerata
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Teramo (Italy) (44 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Avvertito bene terzo piano (via EMSC)
Tue, 6 Sep 20:49 UTC M 3.0 / 22.3 km – [info] (122 km) SE OFF MIYAGI PREF
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Tue, 6 Sep 20:19 UTC M 2.8 / 11.9 km – [info] (41 km) SOUTHERN KUMAMOTO PREF

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Tue, 6 Sep 20:15 UTC M 3.5 / 5 km – [info] (380 km) WESTERN TEXAS
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Tue, 6 Sep 19:51 UTC M 2.6 / 26.7 km – [info] (75 km) Nicaragua

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Tue, 6 Sep 19:46 UTC M 3.2 / 2.9 km – [info] Nipesotsu-Maruyama (8 km) TAISETSU MOUNTAINS REG
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Tue, 6 Sep 19:39 UTC M 3.7 – [info] (654 km) SE M SILA.ARG
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Tue, 6 Sep 19:33 UTC M 3.3 / 113 km – [info] (50 km) 44 km al SO de Mina Collahuasi
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GUG (U. Chile)

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Tropical Depression 9 to Target US Gulf Coast Late this Week

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This is a closeup live loop of Tropical Depression Nine. (NOAA/Satellite)

By AccuWeather

Tropical Depression Nine developed just south of Florida on Sunday and will turn toward the northeastern Gulf Coast of the United States later this week.

Tropical depression Nine was the former tropical disturbance 99L.

The center of this system is about 180 miles west of Key West, Florida.

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Monday August 29, 2016

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Steam/ash plume from Etna’s Voragine this morning

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Etna (Sicily, Italy): Over the past weeks, the volcano’s activity (at Voragine and the New SE crater) has generally decreased and tremor levels are currently low.
While not entirely stopped, the emissions of hot incandescent gasses and ash, along with weak strombolian activity from the new vent in the Voragine crater have become less pronounced. Similarly, the sporadic ash emissions from the New SE, observed intermittently until at least Saturday, have ceased or become even rarer.
This could rapidly change, however.

Katla (Southern Iceland): At least one earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred this morning under the volcano, the strongest recorded for Katla in recent decades. It was felt in nearby areas.
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported two quakes, one at 01:47:02 local time at 3.8 km depth 8.1 km east of the summit (Goðabunga) followed 20 seconds later by another magnitude 4.5 quake at 0.1 km depth. Caution is required as these data are from automatic calculations which could actually in fact describe only one quake.
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During the past 48 hours, IMO has detected 48 earthquakes – most of them tiny, but including 4 of magnitudes of 3 or higher – at shallow depths under Katla.

Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): The activity of the volcano, mainly effusive, remains intense. There are currently 3 active lava flows descending the steep stratovolcano: two parallel ones on the eastern-southeastern flank and a new one on the upper southwestern slope which has appeared about a week ago.
An intense thermal anomaly corresponding to the large output of lava is visible on satellite data.
Small ash plumes from strombolian activity in the summit crater have been producing plumes today that reached 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude and drifted eastwards today.

Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): Low-level ash emissions occur at the volcano, producing a plume at estimated 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude drifting west from the volcano.
The latest Terra satellite image shows a narrow plume of mostly gas and possible light ash content extending about 70 km to the west of Bougainville Island.
A moderate thermal hot spot is visible on MODIS data and has increased recently. This suggests that the volcano’s activity (effusive or mildly explosive or both) has picked up recently.

Copahue (Chile/Argentina): Strombolian activity continues in the El Agrio crater at fluctuating, generally low intensity.
Occasionally, incandescent bombs are projected higher than the crater rim and small ash plumes rise up to a few hundred meters before dissipating.

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): ash emissions since 18 Aug 2016 (updated 19 Aug 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian activity from new intra-crater cone (updated 4 Jul 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 30 Jul 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): steaming, occasional ash emissions from On-take crater (updated 17 Aug 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Monday August 29, 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (132 quakes)

Updated: Mon, 29 Aug 20:22 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Mon, 29 Aug (118 earthquakes)
Mon, 29 Aug 20:07 UTC M 4.0 / 603 km – [info] (84 km) Banda Sea
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Mon, 29 Aug 20:05 UTC M 3.8 / 83.4 km – [info] (43 km) MEDITERRANEAN SEA REVISE01 (2016.08.29
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Mon, 29 Aug 20:00 UTC M 2.6 / 20 km – [info] (0 km) OFFSHORE O’HIGGINS, CHILE

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Mon, 29 Aug 19:44 UTC M 3.5 / 9.9 km – [info] (39 km) AMAKUSA REGION
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Mon, 29 Aug 19:36 UTC M 3.4 / 17 km – [info] (144 km) KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
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EMSC
Mon, 29 Aug 19:25 UTC M 3.6 / 68.5 km – [info] (114 km) CENTRAL CHIBA PREF
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Mon, 29 Aug 19:22 UTC M 2.8 / 33.3 km – [info] (171 km) 8 km al N de El Tabo

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GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 29 Aug 19:13 UTC M 3.1 / 9.9 km – [info] (39 km) AMAKUSA REGION
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NIED
Mon, 29 Aug 19:04 UTC M 2.9 / 8.3 km – [info] (109 km) Macerata
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Mon, 29 Aug 18:56 UTC M 2.9 / 45 km – [info] (331 km) COQUIMBO, CHILE

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Mon, 29 Aug 18:44 UTC M 2.5 / 94.3 km – [info] Adatara (21 km) – Fukushima province, Japan MID FUKUSHIMA PREF

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Mon, 29 Aug 17:54 UTC M 2.9 / 8 km – [info] Aso (11 km) – central Kyushu, Japan NE KUMAMOTO PREF
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Mon, 29 Aug 17:53 UTC M 3.3 / 5 km – [info] (604 km) OKLAHOMA
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Mon, 29 Aug 17:52 UTC M 3.3 / 8 km – [info] (109 km) CENTRAL ITALY
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CHEMICAL WARFARE RED ALERT: Zika Panic DEET Chemical Part of a Brain Damaging Binary Weapon Being Carpet Bombed Across America’s Cities

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DEET chemical

By Mike Adams – Natural News

(NaturalNews) With every ignorant news organization across America now pushing Americans to slather their skin with DEET chemicals as a defense against Zika mosquitoes, there’s something every American needs to know: DEET is one chemical component of a binary chemical weapon system currently being carpet bombed onto U.S. civilian populations.

That’s an aggressive assertion, I fully realize. So in this article, I’m going to lay out the science for you that proves all this, citing published scientific studies, government research papers, historical accounts of military actions and molecular citations from the world’s most authoritative sources on chemistry. As far as my own science background goes, I am the lab science director of CWC Labs, an internationally accredited, ISO-17025 accredited forensic food analysis laboratory. I personally run mass spec (LC/MS-TOF) systems with a special focus on pesticides, herbicides and chemical toxicology. In fact, I have just completed a science paper on the world’s first LC/MS-TOF accurate quantitation and anti-counterfeit analysis method for cannabidiols in hemp extracts, and that paper is going to be published later this year at a science expo event. I’m also the author of the Amazon.com #1 bestselling science book Food Forensics.

Continue reading at Natural News: CHEMICAL WARFARE RED ALERT: Zika Panic DEET Chemical Part of a Brain Damaging Binary Weapon Being Carpet Bombed Across America’s Cities

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Downpours to Aggravate Recovery Efforts in Flood-Ravaged Louisiana Through Midweek

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Daniel Stover, 17, loads personal belongings from a friend’s home flooded home in Sorrento, Louisiana, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

By Renee Duff AccuWeather

Downpours will persist over flood-ravaged areas of Louisiana through the middle of the week.

“A front will stall out near the Gulf Coast, leading to a couple of unsettled days across the region,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Frank Strait said.

The enhanced rainfall will only aggravate the situation in flood-ravaged Louisiana.

“The ongoing downpours will not only hinder rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts but could also lead to additional incidents of flooding,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Monday August 22, 2016

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Explosion at Sakurajima’s Minamidake crater this morning

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Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): The volcano has been getting more active again during the past night: a series of small explosions and associated ash emissions occurred from the older summit crater, Minamidake:

It will be interesting to see whether or not Sakurajima returns to its previously so typical style of intermittent, often quite powerful vulcanian-type explosions (at rates ranging from one every few days to several per day).

Fuego (Guatemala): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: POSSIBLE VA EM AROUND 1828Z

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): ash emissions since 18 Aug 2016 (updated 19 Aug 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian activity from new intra-crater cone (updated 4 Jul 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 30 Jul 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 10 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 14 Aug 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 8 Aug 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): steaming, occasional ash emissions from On-take crater (updated 17 Aug 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 14 Aug 2016)

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Monday August 22, 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (114 quakes)

Updated: Mon, 22 Aug 21:17 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Mon, 22 Aug (101 earthquakes)
Mon, 22 Aug 20:35 UTC M 2.6 / 5 km – [info] (603 km) OKLAHOMA
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Mon, 22 Aug 20:27 UTC M 3.7 / 6.1 km – [info] Taupo (2 km) – New Zealand New Zealand
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Mon, 22 Aug 20:01 UTC M 4.6 / 169 km – [info] (55 km) Banda Sea
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Mon, 22 Aug 19:58 UTC M 2.9 / 6.4 km – [info] (726 km) New Zealand
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Mon, 22 Aug 19:51 UTC M 3.4 / 104 km – [info] (85 km) COLOMBIA
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Mon, 22 Aug 19:33 UTC M 3.0 / 11.7 km – [info] (226 km) 74 Km SSW from Ierapetra
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Mon, 22 Aug 19:23 UTC M 2.6 / 116.8 km – [info] (38 km) 50 km al NE de Calama

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GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 22 Aug 19:12 UTC M 3.0 / 38 km – [info] (347 km) COQUIMBO, CHILE
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Mon, 22 Aug 19:11 UTC M 2.5 / 70.9 km – [info] (129 km) FAR SE OFF BOSO PEN

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Mon, 22 Aug 19:05 UTC M 2.6 / 1 km – [info] (1139 km) Offshore E of Bowen, QLD
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Mon, 22 Aug 18:47 UTC M 2.6 / 38 km – [info] (60 km) New Zealand

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Mon, 22 Aug 18:22 UTC M 3.6 / 149 km – [info] (234 km) NORTHERN COLOMBIA
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Mon, 22 Aug 18:00 UTC M 2.8 / 101.8 km – [info] (55 km) 29 km al NE de Calama

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Mon, 22 Aug 17:42 UTC M 3.1 / 5 km – [info] (57 km) AZORES ISLANDS, PORTUGAL
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Millions of Americans at Risk for Cancer and Other Harmful Diseases Due to Toxic Tap Water

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By Amy Goodrich – Natural News

(NaturalNews) More than 6 million Americans are drinking water tainted with unsafe levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked to cancer and other serious health problems, a new study by Harvard University researchers has revealed.

The authors of the study found that levels of chemicals known as polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, in public drinking water often exceed safety levels recommended by the federal government.

For decades, PFASs have been used in industrial and commercial products such as nonstick cookware, food wrappers, firefighting foam and for stain-proofing furniture. Long-term exposure to these chemicals has been associated with an increased risk of cancer, hormone disruption, high cholesterol and obesity.

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Monday August 15, 2016

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Eruption plume from Santiaguito’s explosion this morning (image: CONRED)

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Shiveluch (Kamchatka): The activity of the volcano remains essentially unchanged at currently low to moderate levels. The slow growth of the lava dome continues as viscous (sticky) lava accumulates in the dome. A (small) part of the inherently unstable dome collapsed yesterday morning and generated a pyroclastic flow that traveled down the SW valley between the dome and the remnants of the 1964 collapse scar, which forms a horse-show shaped wall around the dome.
The flow reached approx. 1500 m length and was 300-400 m wide. A second flow of similar size occurred immediately after. The resulting ash plume rose approx. 1 km.

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): The volcano’s activity has picked up again. Since yesterday, webcam images show constant red glow and intense degassing as well as intermittent ash emissions some of which have also been reported by Tokyo VAAC.
Most likely, a new phase of intense strombolian activity is currently taking place at the active O-Take crater on the remote island.

Dukono (Halmahera): Continuous ash emissions have been observed during the past days. Satellite images show a plume extending into various directions (to the east today).
In short, the intense activity of the volcano (one of the most active of Indonesia) observed also during recent visits by various people seems to continue.

Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): Wellington VAAC reports ash plumes, mostly confined to Tanna Island, visible on satellite imagery today. This suggests that activity at the volcano is elevated at the moment. It is urrently at GeoHazard’s level 2, on a scale of 0-5 (5 being highest), meaning that “volcanic explosions remain intense, volcanic bombs may fall in and/or around the crater and volcanic gas and ashes can also affect some villages.”
Yasur is one of the few in the world with persistent strombolian activity, is elevated at the moment. We will visit the volcano again in September and report from on location.

Aoba (Vanuatu): Wellington VAAC received a pilot report of plumes of white steam and ash rising 1000 ft (300 m) above the active crater lake Voui this morning. This could suggest that perhaps some phreatic explosions have taken place, but it is far from certain whether the volcano (with almost no monitoring on ground) is about to erupt or not.
The remote location of the volcano’s large caldera and its extremely difficult make direct observations very rare.
 
According to GeoHazard, “Aoba probably should be considered at present times as the most dangerous volcano of the archipelago, due to the presence of a large lake in the main crater.”
Strong explosive eruptions have been frequent in the past, generating dangerous mud flows that left thick lahardeposits in the central part of Ambae island and up to the coastlines.

Santiaguito (Guatemala): The series of strong vulcanian explosions continues although they hve become rarer. This morning, another one occurred that produced a mushroom-shaped eruption column that rose to approx. 18,000 ft (6 km) altitude.
Partially collapsing parts of the eruption column generated moderately large pyroclastic flows on the eastern side and perhaps on the SW slope of the lava dome as well. As usual, ash falls have occurred in nearby towns and villages such as San Felipe and Mazatenango Retalulehu.

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Bristol Island (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): new eruption since late April 2016 (updated 21 Jul 2016)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): explosive activity since 27 July 2016 (updated 28 Jul 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian activity from new intra-crater cone (updated 4 Jul 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 30 Jul 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 1 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide 

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Monday August 15, 2016

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Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (107 quakes)

Updated: Mon, 15 Aug 21:20 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Mon, 15 Aug (101 earthquakes)
Mon, 15 Aug 21:12 UTC M 4.2 / 134.7 km – [info] (0 km) SOUTHERN AKITA PREF
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Mon, 15 Aug 21:02 UTC M 3.5 / 9 km – [info] (86 km) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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Palm Springs (United States) (25 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Just rolled through, two seconds at most. (via EMSC)
Mon, 15 Aug 20:59 UTC M 3.5 / 60 km – [info] (35 km) NEAR TOKARA ISLANDS
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Mon, 15 Aug 20:33 UTC M 3.5 / 6 km – [info] (98 km) 006 km N 48? W of Sinait (Ilocos Sur)
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Mon, 15 Aug 20:22 UTC M 2.8 / 34.1 km – [info] (131 km) E OFF FUKUSHIMA PREF

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Mon, 15 Aug 19:54 UTC M 2.5 / 14 km – [info] (87 km) NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

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Mon, 15 Aug 19:43 UTC M 3.5 / 35.1 km – [info] (59 km) 150 km al SO de Puerto Natales
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GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 15 Aug 19:23 UTC M 2.9 / 216.3 km – [info] Kita Yatsuga-take (16 km) EASTERN NAGANO PREF

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Mon, 15 Aug 19:21 UTC M 4.3 / 90 km – [info] (158 km) KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA REGION
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Mon, 15 Aug 19:06 UTC M 2.7 / 55.8 km – [info] (66 km) SW IBARAKI PREF

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Mon, 15 Aug 18:44 UTC M 3.2 / 7.5 km – [info] (38 km) NW KUMAMOTO PREF
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Ark Hotel Kumamoto / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Mon, 15 Aug 18:24 UTC M 3.3 / 8.8 km – [info] (71 km) EASTERN FUKUSHIMA PREF
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Mon, 15 Aug 18:20 UTC M 3.6 / 8 km – [info] Sabancaya (22 km) Peru
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Staying Safe On A Road Trip: Questions To Consider Before You Go!

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Going on a road trip is an excellent way to explore the area. You get to stop where you want, and it’s the easiest way to get around. However, a road trip can lead to danger if you don’t get prepared before you go. Here are some questions to consider to ensure you stay safe on your road trip.

Have I planned a route?

One question to consider before you go is have you planned your route? You need to have a good idea of where you want to go when you head out on a road trip. You should plan it out on a map, so you know which route to follow. Even if you are following the sat nav, you need a map in case your car battery goes on your trip. It will stop you from losing track of where you are which could lead to potential dangers. You should also be checking if any of the roads are shut on your route. You don’t want to have to make up a route as you go.

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What will I do if the car breaks down?

Another question to consider to stay safe on your road trip is what will you do if the car breaks down? You need to be clued up on how to fix a tyre if it does go flat when you are driving. You don’t want to end up stuck somewhere broken down because you aren’t able to fix it yourself. And remember you need the tools to be able to do this. As this article says, half of Americans don’t check if they have necessary emergency items before going on the road! Therefore, you need to ensure you are prepared for the worse case scenario. We talked previously about essentials you need in your car so you can fix it quickly!  It would be worth getting the number of a breakdown company who you can call if this does happen!

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How will I manage if I get lost?

You should also consider the question of how you will manage if you do get lost? It’s so easy to go off course and end up being lost in a strange area. If you are running out of battery and have little petrol, it’s easy to start to panic. You should always keep some bug out gear in the boot of the car when you go on a road trip. That way, you will have all the essentials you need if you do get completely lost and have to stay overnight in your car. Always keep a charger in your vehicle so you can keep your phone battery fully charged.

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Have I clued up on the road laws?

Another question you should consider when you go on a road trip is have you clued up on the road laws? You need to ensure you know what the rules are if you are going to be completing a road trip in a different country. You don’t want to end up getting in trouble with the law! Therefore, read up so you know what you need to do when you go on a road trip.

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Make sure you check where to rest on your journey. You don’t want to be driving when you are tired!

This article first appeared at The Survival Place Blog: Staying Safe On A Road Trip: Questions To Consider Before You Go!

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Monday August 8, 2016

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Eruption of Sinabung this morning (image: PVMBG)

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Brava (Cape Verde): Seismic activity has decreased since its peak with shallow earthquakes around 2 August which had triggered fears that a new eruption could occur in the near future. Authorities remain at alert while groups of scientists are currently monitoring the situation.

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): The series of relatively frequent explosions continues. One this morning at 11:03 local time sent an ash plume to 1600 m above the summit.

Reventador (Ecuador): At the moment, this is Ecuador’s most active volcano. According to the Istituto Geofisico (IGEPN), its activity is “high”. A lava dome continues to grow at the summit crater.
Strong degassing generates a plume of steam and gas rising 500-1000 m and frequent small to moderate explosions produce ash plumes that rise to similar heights. In total, IGPEN counted 38 explosions during an 24 hour interval, based on seismic and webcam observations. Most of the time, these can not be observed directly due to frequent cloud cover.
Based on satellite observations, a stronger ash emission was reported by VAAC Washington this afternoon (at 14:18 UTC) with an ash plume reaching 19,000 ft (6.5 km) altitude, or approx. 2 km height above the crater.

Cotopaxi (Ecuador): The activity of the volcano, both internal (seismic, deformation etc) and at the surface, remains low. IGEPN reports that mild steaming and degassing continue.

Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): Small, sporadic ash emissions continue to occur at the volcano on most days since they re-appeared in late July, showing that the volcano’s superficial hydrothermal system remains disturbed.
According to SERNAGEOMIN volcanologists, this new phase of surface activity is being caused by a small magma intrusion at 4-5 km depth which interacts with (transfers heat and gasses into) the overlying system of circulating fluids (water and gasses) which can become over-pressurized and then generate explosions at the surface (= phreatic activity).

Bristol Island (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): The eruption on the remote island seems to have come to and end or paused.
During the past 2 weeks, no more traces of ash emissions or lava flows have been detected on satellite imagery and the heat signal has decreased to more or less zero.

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Bristol Island (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): new eruption since late April 2016 (updated 21 Jul 2016)
Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Chikurachki (Paramushir Island): explosive activity since 27 July 2016 (updated 28 Jul 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): strombolian activity from new intra-crater cone (updated 4 Jul 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 30 Jul 2016)
Gamalama (Halmahera): small ash eruption on 3 Aug 2016 (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): strombolian explosions in summit crater, active lava flows on SE flank (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 12 Jul 2016)
Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Nevados de Chillán (Central Chile): sporadic ash emissions (updated 2 Aug 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): strombolian explosions (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 1 Aug 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): growing lava dome, mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 29 Jul 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 5 Aug 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): near-continuous ash emissions (updated 25 Jul 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide 

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Sun/Earth Report, Love’s ‘Response’ | S0 News Aug.8.2016

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Monday August 8, 2016

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Source: Volcano Discovery

Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (127 quakes)

Updated: Mon, 8 Aug 19:48 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Mon, 8 Aug (111 earthquakes)
Mon, 8 Aug 19:28 UTC M 2.7 / 57 km – [info] (331 km) New Zealand

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Mon, 8 Aug 19:10 UTC M 2.9 / 74.5 km – [info] (54 km) KUSHIRO REGION

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Mon, 8 Aug 19:03 UTC M 5.1 / 10 km – [info] (270 km) Near Coast of Peru
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Mon, 8 Aug 18:43 UTC M 2.9 / 144 km – [info] (142 km) COLOMBIA

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Mon, 8 Aug 18:40 UTC M 2.8 / 31.1 km – [info] (119 km) HAMANAKO LAKE REGION

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Mon, 8 Aug 18:30 UTC M 2.8 / 14.5 km – [info] (57 km) NEAR AMAMI-OSHIMA ISLAND

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Mon, 8 Aug 18:24 UTC M 2.5 / 17 km – [info] (59 km) 008 km N 29? W of Del Carmen (Surigao del Norte)

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Mon, 8 Aug 18:20 UTC M 2.8 / 15.8 km – [info] (30 km) YAMAGUCHI PREF

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Mon, 8 Aug 18:11 UTC M 4.9 / 240 km – [info] Pagan (21 km) – Mariana Islands Mariana Islands
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Mon, 8 Aug 18:04 UTC M 3.2 / 133.7 km – [info] (34 km) NEAR TOKARA ISLANDS
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Mon, 8 Aug 17:37 UTC M 3.1 / 9.5 km – [info] (64 km) EASTERN FUKUSHIMA PREF
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Do You Live in a Flood Zone? You’ll Want to See This

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By Joshua KrauseReady Nutrition  

Living in a flood zone is a lot like living next to a time bomb. You have no idea when it’s going to go off. Though some areas are flooded on a routine basis, those communities tend to be more prepared for such events. The real danger lies in living in a 50 year or a 100 year flood zone. The threat is great enough that it will probably happen in your lifetime, but not so great that you can expect local authorities and the local infrastructure to handle it properly.

But regardless of where you live, if there’s any chance of water reaching your home, you’ll want to do whatever you can to prepare for that event.

Aside from fires, floods can cause the most expensive damages to your home, and that’s assuming your home isn’t completely destroyed.

Thankfully, there is a rather unique method for guarding your home from flood water. Though it’s pretty expensive, it pales in comparison to the cost of flood damages. It’s called the Aqua Dam, and it made headlines last month when Texas was being inundated with flood waters.

According to the company that makes the Aqua Dam, it’s actually cheaper per square foot that sandbags, and is far easier and faster to install in an emergency. As an added bonus, the Aqua Dam can be used for storing potable water, which can be hard to come by if a storm damages local utilities. With attributes like that, I have a feeling that this product is going to be a hot commodity among preppers in the near future.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition: Do You Live in a Flood Zone? You’ll Want to See This

About the author:

Joshua Krause was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is a writer and researcher focused on principles of self-sufficiency and liberty at Ready Nutrition. You can follow Joshua’s work at our Facebook page or on his personal Twitter.

Joshua’s website is Strange Danger

 

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Offgrid Survival: 12 Ways To Move Heavy Weights

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By  – SurvivoPedia

From ancient times to now, people have always been looking for ways to lift heavy objects. While we may not know how structures like Stonehenge and the menhirs were built, there are still a number of simple devices that can make life as a prepper much easier.

Have you ever tried to move furniture around your home, or during a move from one place to another? If so, then you may also be very familiar with what can happen if you use poor form while lifting, or you do not use the proper equipment.

As a prepper, avoiding sprains, muscle tears, and other injuries will be very important. In addition, if it is not feasible for you to lift heavy items without help, and you cannot build up to a suitable level, you need to know about devices that can make lifting heavy loads easier. Throughout time, scholars, historians, and scientists have labored with these questions and have come up with a number of useful, and simple devices.

Continue reading at SurvivoPedia: Offgrid Survival: 12  Ways To Move Heavy Weights

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How to Stop Google App from Tracking You Everywhere You Go

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By The Daily Sheeple – www.TheDailySheeple.com

That’s the claim, anyway. If you use Google Maps on your phone etc., it keeps track of your every single step via GPS, making a perfect little map of everywhere you’ve been.

We are told features like this are easy enough to turn off… if you even know that you have the option to turn it off.

Then again, deep down we all realize there really is no off button, especially not for the government and military-industrial complex that created these “smart” technologies to begin with.

The news clip below shows how to turn this timeline “feature” off.


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Outbreak: Russian Bio Warfare Troops Rushed To Arctic: “Dangerous Infection”

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(Russian troops prepare to board a plane to infected region of Northern Russia)

By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

The Russian military has reportedly sent biological warfare teams to the Russian arctic in northern Siberia after at least 40 people and 1,200 reindeer died as the result of a violent and rapid spread of what is believed to be Bacillus Anthracis, more commonly known as Anthrax.

Russian officials said the infection may have started after a contaminated corpse was exposed following a warm summer in the Arctic which saw temperatures rise as high as 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

There were dramatic scenes as the Russian army’s Chemical, Radioactive and Biological Protection Corps, equipped with masks and bio-warfare protective clothing, flew to to regional capital Salekhard on a military Il-76 aircraft to deal with the emergency.

They were deployed by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to carry laboratory tests on the ground, detect and eliminate the focal point of the infection, and to dispose safely of dead animals.

“As of now, there is no single diagnosis of the dangerous infection,” said a spokesman for the governor of Yamalo-Nenets, Dmitry Kobylkin.

The Sun UK

Officials  noted that they are not certain Anthrax is the sole cause and another biological agent may be to blame. Because of the remote location of the outbreak the situation has been, for the most part, contained according to Russian officials.

russia-bio-3(Regions north of Tarko Sale are the focus of the outbreak)

The claim that the Anthrax infection originated in nature sounds legitimate enough, but one can never discount the possibility of the involvement of state-sponsored or rogue assets, as has been noted in a recent release of U.S. government documents which expose widespread human experimentation programs utilizing chemical, biological and radiological weapons:

“…we have identified hundreds of radiological, chemical, and biological tests and experiments in which hundreds of thousands of people were used as test subjects. These tests and experiments often involved hazardous substances such as radiation, blister and nerve agents, biological agents, and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). In some cases, basic safeguards to protect people were either not in place or not followed. For example, some tests and experiments were conducted in secret; others involved the use of people without their knowledge or consent or their full knowledge of the risks involved.”

The Russian Arctic emergency highlights the importance of protective CBRN equipment that can be deployed quickly in the event of a rapidly spreading biological infection, chemical gas, or radiological threat.

This article first appeared at SHTFplan.com: Outbreak: Russian Bio Warfare Troops Rushed To Arctic: “Dangerous Infection”

 

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San Andreas Fault is Ready to Blow, Says Expert

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By Natural News Editors – Natural News

(NaturalNews) A leading earthquake scientist has said that the San Andreas fault in Southern California is ready to blow any day now. According to Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll”.

(Article by Sean Adl-Tabatabai, republished YourNewsWire.com.)

Latimes.com reports:

“The springs on the San Andreas system have been wound very, very tight. And the southern San Andreas fault, in particular, looks like it’s locked, loaded and ready to go,” Jordan said in the opening keynote talk.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/054812_San_Andreas_fault_California_Earthquake.html#ixzz4G142LlGg

Continue reading at Natural News: San Andreas Fault is Ready to Blow, Says Expert

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Magnetic Storm Watch, Earthquake Challenge | S0 News Jul.31.2016

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Published on Jul 31, 2016

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Bug Out Bag List – The Essentials You Need in Your Bug Out Bag

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By The Bug Out Bag Guide

We’ve put together a list of essential bug out bag items so that you don’t have to.

With our handy bug out bag list, you’ll be packed in no time.

Of course, this is just a starting point, and you can customize your bag further so that it is tailored to your individual needs.

As a good rule of thumb, a well designed Bug Out Bag should weigh no more than 30% of your body weight. Any more than this will be highly strenuous and will limit a person’s ability to hike over long distances as may be required by your survival situation.

This means you’ll want to mostly limit what’s in your bug out bag to the essentials: items that have a high probability of helping you survive a disaster scenario.

Continue reading at The Bug Out Bag Guide: Bug Out Bag List – The Essentials You Need in Your Bug Out Bag

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Top 10 Inexpensive Food Items That Can PREVENT Nearly Every Disease and Disorder Known to Mankind

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By S. D. Wells – Natural News

(NaturalNews) Nothing’s more true than the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” Not only does that ounce of prevention save you the nightmare of being sick, probably missing work and most likely accumulating medical bills, but that same “ounce” of prevention may only literally weigh an ounce and cost less than 15 bucks.

In America, people have been brainwashed by the medical industrial complex into believing that food can’t prevent or cure anything, but just the opposite is true. In fact, there’s a natural cure for every health ill under the sun, and the secret “recipe” involves taking a couple of 5 dollar bills out of your purse or wallet, buying the item, opening the package and putting the remedy in your mouth. It’s a super simple process that seems too easy, and that’s exactly why so many people fail to have the faith required to actually walk the walk, so they won’t have to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars at doctor’s offices and hospitals – those dreadful places where health problems often get much, much worse.

Continue reading at Natural News: Top 10 Inexpensive Food Items That Can PREVENT Nearly Every Disease and Disorder Known to Mankind

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Space Weather, Storms, Forecast | S0 News Jul.24.2016

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Published on Jul 24, 2016

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40 Shockingly Simple Skills That Today’s Millennia’s Have No Idea How To Do

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By Mike Adams – Natural News

(NaturalNews) Behold the following list of amazingly simple skills that have somehow escaped Generation Snowflake. This is what happens when an entire society of teachers, parents and spineless community leaders tell young people they’re “awesome” and “amazing” even when they’re actually rather pathetic and clueless.

As you read this list, recognize that Millennials are just one event away from being removed from the human gene pool via natural selection following almost any disruptive event (power grid failure, natural disasters, war, etc.)

FACT CHECK: Find your closest Millennial neighbor and ask them to carry out anything on this list. If you can find any Millennial who can do any of these things, you may have accidentally stumbled across an Eagle Scout troop meeting. For the rest of today’s youth, they’re clueless!

Continue reading at Natural News: 40 Shockingly Simple Skills that Today’s Millennia’s Have No Idea How to Do

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Volcanic Activity Worldwide: Tuesday July 19, 2016

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Glowing avalanche at Sinabung volcano yesterday night (image: Endro Lewa / facebook)

Source: Volcano Discovery

Fuego (Guatemala): Strombolian-type explosions have increased in size and frequency during the past days. Many of the explosions ejected lava bombs to several hundred meters above the crater and caused spectacular incandescent avalanches on the upper slopes.
So far, no lava flow has accompanied the current peak of activity; whether it will continue to evolve further or is about to end is difficult to judge.

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): No significant changes have occurred in the ongoing effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano. The slow lava dome growth continues to feed a prominent lava lobe on the upper ESE flank that sheds glowing avalanches.
Occasional larger collapses of this lava lobe produce more violent pyroclastic flows.
In addition, the volcano continues to produce explosions, caused by trapped, pressurized gasses contained in the magma from the upper conduit or the dome itself. These vertical explosions have been occurring at rates of one per day on average recently. This morning, an ash plume rose to 15,000 ft (4.5 km) altitude, i.e. approx. 2 km above the summit.

Bromo (East Java, Indonesia): Mild to moderate ash emissions continue, generating a plume that rises up to 500-1000 m and drifts mostly northwest before dissipating.

Kilauea (Hawai’i): The latest mapping of the active lava flow in the coastal plain shows that the leading tip was about 870 m from the coast yesterday. Most of the activity in recent days has been the overriding and widening of the lava flow field, with only little net advance of the farthest lava front towards ocean.
However, if the feeding of fresh lava through the main tube into the lava field in the coastal plain continues, and eventually establishes itself over increasing distance, it is more and more likely that the lava eventually reaches the sea. This is likely to occur in the near or medium-term future (days to weeks).

Santiaguito (Guatemala): A strong explosion (another in the ongoing series) occurred at the Caliente lava dome yesterday at 13:30 local time. According to INSIVUMEH, it generated an ash column that rose to approx. 5 km altitude, i.e. about 2500 m above the dome.

Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): The volcano is showing signs of unrest that could be (but not necessarily) precursors of a new eruption. Since the beginning of the month, shallow (0-2 km depth) volcanic earthquakes of rock-fracturing type under the Dolomieu crater (the main vent of the volcano) have been more frequent, probably caused by a new magma intrusion.
The volcano observatory’s (OVPF) latest statement mentions that 111 “collapses” have occurred recently on the Dolomieu crater, the Enclos and on the lava flow of Aug-Oct 2015.

Currently erupting:

Ambrym (Vanuatu): active lava lakes in several craters (updated 13 May 2016)
Bagana (Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea): intermittent mild ash emissions (updated 23 May 2016)
Batu Tara (Sunda Islands, Indonesia): strombolian explosions, ash plumes up to 500 m, extrusion of a small lava dome with rockfalls (updated 28 Nov 2015)
Bristol Island (United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is): new eruption since late April 2016 (updated 6 Jun 2016)
Colima (Western Mexico): intermittent mild to moderate explosions (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Copahue (Chile/Argentina): seismic unrest, occasional ash venting (updated 22 Mar 2016)
Dukono (Halmahera): mild strombolian activity, continuous intense ash emissions (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Erebus (Antarctica): active lava lake in summit crater (updated 8 Dec 2014)
Erta Ale (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): overflowing lava lake (updated 2 Mar 2016)
Fuego (Guatemala): lava flows on S and W flanks, lava fountaining from summit vent (updated 23 May 2016)
Ibu (Halmahera, Indonesia): stromolian and phreatomagmatic explosions (updated 29 Oct 2015)
Karymsky (Kamchatka): occasional small explosions, thermal anomaly (updated 5 May 2016)
Kerinci (Sumatra): intermittent ash explosions (updated 5 Jun 2016)
Kilauea (Hawai’i): new surface lava flows from breakouts N and NE of Puu Oo since 24 May 2016 (updated 28 Apr 2015)
Kliuchevskoi (Kamchatka): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 4 Jun 2016)
Langila (New Britain, Papua New Guinea): ash emissions (updated 13 May 2016)
Masaya (Nicaragua): active lava lake ini summit crater (updated 6 Jun 2016)
Nyiragongo (DRCongo): new vent on crater floor (updated 1 Jun 2016)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania): effusion of natrocarbonatite lava inside the crater (updated 8 Jul 2013)
Pacaya (Guatemala): intense spattering from intra-crater cone (updated 29 Mar 2016)
Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): degassing, sporadic explosions, slowly growing lava dome (updated 13 Jun 2016)
Reventador (Ecuador): lava flow on SW flank (updated 24 Feb 2016)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): sporadic vulcanian explosions from Minamidake and Showa crater (updated 3 Jun 2016)
Sangay (Ecuador): mild strombolian activity in summit crater (updated 20 May 2016)
Santiaguito (Guatemala): intermittent strong explosions from growing Caliente dome (updated 26 May 2016)
Semeru (East Java, Indonesia): lava flow, small strombolian explosions (updated 13 Jun 2016)
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): growing lava dome (updated 9 May 2016)
Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): continuing pyroclastic flows (updated 10 Jun 2016)
Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): weak, intermittent strombolian explosions (updated 23 May 2016)
Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): strombolian explosions (updated 13 Jun 2016)
Turrialba (Costa Rica): intermittent mild to moderate ash emissions (updated 3 Jun 2016)
Villarrica (Central Chile): lava lake in summit crater, spattering, strombolian explosions (updated 4 Apr 2016)
Yasur (Tanna Island, Vanuatu): ash emissions, weak strombolian explosions (updated 13 Nov 2015)

More continued coverage and updates at Volcano Discovery: Volcanic Activity Worldwide 

 

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Magnetic Storm Watch, 104 New Planets | S0 News Jul.19.2016

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Most Recent Earthquakes World-Wide: Tuesday July 19, 2016

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Source: Volcano Discovery

Earthquake list: past 24 hours (only M>=2.5) (109 quakes)

Updated: Tue, 19 Jul 21:47 UTC (GMT)

Time Mag. / Depth Nearest volcano (distance) Location Map Source
Tue, 19 Jul (102 earthquakes)
Tue, 19 Jul 21:38 UTC M 4.2 / 6 km – [info] (229 km) CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
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Tue, 19 Jul 20:35 UTC M 4.5 / 106 km – [info] (294 km) HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
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Tue, 19 Jul 20:31 UTC M 3.7 / 377.3 km – [info] (221 km) SE OFF KII PENINSULA
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Tue, 19 Jul 20:27 UTC M 2.5 / 11 km – [info] (35 km) NEAR HACHIJOJIMA ISLAND

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Tue, 19 Jul 20:05 UTC M 4.2 / 67.5 km – [info] (359 km) FAR E OFF NORTH HONSHU
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Tue, 19 Jul 20:02 UTC M 3.0 / 95 km – [info] (62 km) 33 km al N de Calama
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Tue, 19 Jul 20:01 UTC M 4.8 / 10 km – [info] (328 km) OAXACA, MEXICO
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Puerto Escondido / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Tue, 19 Jul 19:38 UTC M 4.6 / 63.8 km – [info] (316 km) FAR E OFF NORTH HONSHU
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Tue, 19 Jul 19:37 UTC M 2.7 / 11.4 km – [info] (30 km) Nicaragua

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Tue, 19 Jul 19:33 UTC M 2.8 / 151 km – [info] (236 km) NORTHERN COLOMBIA

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Tue, 19 Jul 19:26 UTC M 2.9 / 44.7 km – [info] (110 km) E OFF FUKUSHIMA PREF

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Tue, 19 Jul 19:12 UTC M 3.1 / 143 km – [info] (235 km) NORTHERN COLOMBIA
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Tue, 19 Jul 19:10 UTC M 2.7 / 1.9 km – [info] (34 km) – 124km NE of Chignik Lake, Alaska
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Tue, 19 Jul 18:57 UTC M 4.0 / 10 km – [info] (86 km) 4.0 DOMINICA REGION, LEEWARD ISLANDS
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“This Is The Disaster Everyone Will Wish They Prepared For”: SoCal Megaquake Threatens 20 Million

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By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

Experts in business and policy have conducted a survey of the potential damage that could be expected after what scientists now say is an inevitable mega-earthquake along the San Andreas fault. It exposed many deep flaws in the system, and forecast a disaster of epic proportions for of Southern California.

Because the pressure has been building for over a century, and simply must be released, the earthquake is not just a potential event, but a liability that is sure strike sooner or later, and models show that the magnitude could easily approach 8.0.

It could easily become every prepper’s worst nightmare – an event big enough to test the shaky resolve of the entire population as they face being cut off from food, water and electricity; even a modestly large earthquake could disrupt pipelines and power lines for water supply, sewage, natural gas and more for several weeks or even months… and it would only take a matter of hours and days for riots and looting to begin.

According to Phys.org, this is the disaster everyone is going to wish they prepared for:

But when the Big One hits, a recent report says, the western state is ill-prepared and local officials as well as major businesses need to face that reality to “prevent the inevitable disaster from becoming a catastrophe.”

Drafted by a group of business and policy leaders, the report identifies several key areas that need to be addressed before a quake as strong as a magnitude 8 happens, notably aging infrastructure, water supplies and the risk of catastrophic fires… including freeways, railway lines, gas and petroleum pipelines as well as electric lines.

A major earthquake on the San Andreas, one of California’s most dangerous faults, would cut most lifelines in and out of southern California, preventing critical aid from reaching some 20 million people and hampering recovery efforts, experts say.

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“It is inevitable that we will have a big earthquake because that pressure needs to be released,” said Robert Graves, a seismologist with the USGS.

For society to come unglued at the seams and spill over into pure chaos is hardly impossible in the sprawling, superficial and highly unstable cultural combustion engine that is Los Angeles, where gangs and clashing ethnic groups will be pitted against a shallow and ill-prepared general public with no grip on reality.

Just imagine how that will play out when 10-20 million people are deprived of water sources, fuel and food:

Computer simulations by the US Geological Survey (USGS) suggest that a magnitude 7.8 quake on the southern end of the San Andreas fault would cause shaking for some two minutes, killing at least 1,800 people, injuring 53,000 and causing $213 billion in damage.

“Most of the water that we get has to cross the fault to reach us but when the earthquake happens, all of the aqueducts will be broken at the same time,” Jones, known as California’s “earthquake lady,” told AFP.

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Installing automatic shutoff valves on natural gas and petroleum gas pipelines that run near the San Andreas Fault could also help prevent major fires [because otherwise they would be widespread; either way the source of fuel and heat will be cut off].

As for maintaining communication with the outside world once the Big One strikes and disrupts energy grids, Jones said solar power could be one answer.

There are many ways to prepare for what is coming to Southern California, and may well occur in other key parts of the country.

Experts admit that services could be disrupted for several months, so serious preppers living in earthquake zones should be certain that there is a minimum 2-3 month food supply for everyone in the home, as well as 30-60 days of water, along with other typical supplies.

Tess Pennington put out a comprehensive guide to prepping for a major earthquake, including common sense tips about avoiding placing heavy objects on shelves and high places that could collapse in your home during a seismic event, as well as information about evacuation, route planning, and of course, prepping an emergency supply of food, water, medicine, supplies and backup sources of fuel and electric power:

After an Earthquake

The danger isn’t over when the shaking stops. There are many hazards that still exist. You must quickly survey the safety of your environment.

  • Look for electrical hazards like downed lines.
  • Turn off the gas and water to your home.
  • Do not use matches, lighters, camp stoves or barbecues, electrical equipment, appliances until you are sure there are no gas leaks. They may create a spark that could ignite.
  • DO NOT turn on the gas again if you turned it off; let the gas company do it.
  • Repair any defective electrical wiring or leaking gas connections before using those systems again.
  • If there are damages done to the ceiling or foundation, get an expert opinion about any structural defects.
  • Have well water tested before consuming it.

Emergency Evacuation

In some events, you’ll have to leave your home due to damage caused by the earthquake.

If you have to evacuate, having a 72 hour kit or bug out bag ready to go will expedite the process of leaving.  Your bag should contain all items necessary to survive for 3 days.  When preparing a bag keep the main survival points is mind (water, food, shelter, clothing).  Having a separate bug out bag for the vehicle will also come in handy in the event that you are caught on the road during a sudden emergency.

When the big one hits, it is tragic but predictable that many people’s lives will be at risk, and property damage could skyrocket. If the response is not adequate to deal with the risk, millions could be cut off from their lifelines in society.

Don’t be one of them. Anyone living near a major fault zone will wish they had prepared for this. Surely you have already begun…

This article first appeared at SHTFplan.com: “This Is The Disaster Everyone Will Wish They Prepared For”: SoCal Megaquake Threatens 20 Million

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Radiation Emitted from Smart Meters 100 Times Greater Than Cell Phones – and Exposure is Constant, Doctors Warn

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By Jonathan Benson – Natural News

(NaturalNews) Energy companies are billing them as the “green” solution to traditional meters. But are so-called “smart” meters really all that smart? And, more importantly, are they really as safe as we’re all being told they are?

Some 65 million American homes already have them, and more are being converted all the time, even against the will of some homeowners. And yet many doctors agree that smart meters are a potential health threat due to constant releases of radiation.

Continue reading at Natural News: Radiation Emitted from Smart Meters 100 Times Greater Than Cell Phones – and Exposure is Constant, Doctors Warn

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