Prepper News Brief March 24, 2017

1. WIKILEAKS Claims CIA Bugs ‘Factory Fresh’ iPhones…

No surprise there, because EVERYTHING that can be bugged has been bugged by one or more federal agencies – all in full and complete violation of the 4th amendment. The only way to stop their surveillance is to trash all electronics… meaning ALL phones, computers, smart TVs, most newer model automobiles… EVERYTHING ELECTRONIC! If it can be hacked and used to illegally spy on Americans then it has been done. Via Heavy.

Meanwhile… Your iPhone’s dirtier than a toilet — and so are these other everyday items!

2. Security Alert: Windows 10 Has Been Quietly Logging EVERY KEYSTROKE You Type And Sending It To Microsoft (This Is How To Stop It)...

According to a recent report, if you are a Windows 10 user then every single keystroke you have ever typed on your computer may have been logged and sent to Microsoft. Via SHTF Plan.

3. Two-thirds of cancers are unavoidable even if you live a healthy life, study finds

Two-thirds of cancers are unavoidable even if you live a healthy life, a study has shown. Scientists in the US found cancers are caused by random mistakes in the genetic code that occur when cells divide. Via The Telegraph.

4. Purging the body of ‘retired’ cells could reverse aging, study shows

When mice were treated with a substance designed to sweep away cells that have entered a dormant state due to DNA damage their fur regrew, kidney function improved and they were able to run twice as far as untreated elderly animals. Via The Guardian.

5. Guns on boats, silencer bills advance in Tennessee, others delayed

A panel of Tennessee lawmakers has advanced bills to allow the use of silencers, let boaters bring their loaded guns on board, and permit off-duty law enforcement officers to bring guns into ticketed events at sports stadiums and other venues. Via WPSD Local.

6. 230,000 lost power across the US South, baseball-sized hail

A line of severe thunderstorms hit the US South on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, leaving more than 200,000 customers without power and at least one person dead. Baseball-sized hail was reported in South Carolina during rush hour, damaging numerous cars. Via The Watchers.
How to build a 10X6 ft. storm shelter for under $2,000.

7. Hawaii federal judge and former Obama classmate who blocked Trump’s travel ban receiving death threats

Consequences for his actions? U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson has received death threats after he issued a ruling last week. The U.S. Marshals Service has flown in about a dozen deputies from the mainland to provide 24-hour protection to the federal judge whose order blocked the president’s travel ban from taking effect. Via Hawaii news now.

8. Blood test detects cancer and pinpoints location…before symptoms appear

A blood test which not only detects cancer but identifies where it is in the body has been developed by scientists. The breakthrough could allow doctors to diagnose specific cancers much earlier, even before signs such as a lump, begin to show. Via The Telegraph.

9. How the 1% are Prepping for the Apocalypse…

The premiere “The Oppidum apocalypse dwelling” is a place that billionaires can live out the horrors of the apocalypse- be it zombie or other- in luxury with every amenity you could ever hope for. Via Health nut news.

10. Harvard Economist Warns “$700 Gold by Late 2017″...

Dent warns that we are about to experience an economic crisis far worse than 2008 — the full-blown collapse of the stock market and massive deflation. Via Economy and markets daily.

Prepper News Brief March 17, 2017

1. Like we needed more proof that gun bans and restrictions don’t work…

Europe’s illegal arsenal: Incredible picture of 10,000 firearms including anti-aircraft machine guns and MORTARS seized from Spanish arms gang. Via the Daily Mail.

2. Planning to take over the world…?

It Begins: Bots Are Learning to Chat in Their Own Language. Via Wired.

3. Is the U.S. getting ready to bomb the poop out of the North…?

N. Korea blasts U.S. bombing drills in S. Korea. North Korea on Thursday condemned South Korea and the United States for “escalating nuclear attack threats,” citing the participation of U.S. strategic bombers and the nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson in joint military drills in South Korea. Via NK News.

4. US says ‘strategic patience’ on NK is over…

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday declared that the existing “strategic patience” approach is over, saying all options including military action are on the table. Via The Korea Herald.

Meanwhile… Tillerson Doesn’t Rule Out Preemptive Strike on North Korea

The real question is what happens next after the bombs are dropped…

5. Illegal Immigrants are going hungry so Trump won’t deport them…

Good. It isn’t the taxpayer’s responsibility to pay for the food of people who are here illegally or otherwise. We need to do away with the welfare state, period and especially for people who are here illegally and trying to milk the system. Read the article via the Washington Post, but don’t expect them to have the same view as I do here.

6. More hate crimes from the violent left…

Pro-Trump radio host Michael Savage claims he was assaulted while having dinner with his toy poodle Teddy. Via The Daily Mail.

7. Michael Savage Following Alleged Assault: ‘It Is Clearly Open Season on Prominent Trump Supporters’

Is this war? It sure looks that way… time to go armed my friends. “It is clearly open season on prominent Trump supporters,” talk radio star Michael Savage told Breitbart News one day after he was reportedly allegedly assaulted at a restaurant in Tiburon, California. Via Breitbart.

8. 3RD CASE OF BIRD FLU DETECTED IN TENNESSEE…

A third commercial poultry breeding operation in Tennessee has tested positive for avian flu. Via The Associated Press.

9. Venezuela seizes bakeries amid bread shortage…

Venezuela has a bread shortage. The government has decided bakers are the problem. Via The Miami Herald.

10. Beijing Goes Global: China to Expand Marine Force by 400%; First Overseas Military Base Almost Complete…

Not only have they been busy constructing their first combat-ready aircraft carrier, the Chinese have also been developing new aircraft to accompany it. Of course, a navy can’t really exert much military influence if it doesn’t have soldiers to deploy. That’s why Chinese officials have recently announced that they are preparing to rapidly expand the ranks of the People’s Liberation Army Marine Corps. Via SHTF Plan.

Prepper News Brief March 15, 2017

1. Warning to preppers: Don’t neglect your faith…

Millions of Americans are dedicated “preppers.” Food, ammunition, clean water, medical supplies and even radiation protection are carefully considered as they prepare to protect their homes and loved ones. But what if they are neglecting the most important thing of all – their chance for immortality? Via WND.

2. Liberal Preppers Continue to Ready for Trump Apocalypse…

Unhappy with the results of the 2016 presidential election, a certain cohort of Americans have taken up “prepping” for fear a Trump presidency might bring about some kind of apocalypse. Via PJ Media.

3. A visit to the National Preppers & Survivalist Expo in Gonzales…

Attendees at the seventh annual National Preppers and Survivalist Expo weren’t shorted on exotic lessons on how to survive an assortment of doomsday scenarios — ranging from natural disasters to nuclear attacks to every actual or perceived danger in between. Via Gambit.

4. Inside a prepper’s ‘end-of-the-world closet’ that holds $10,000 worth of doomsday supplies…

An interesting article and view of an urban preppers survival gear. Looks like he is well stocked and ready for a short-term (three months as far as I can estimate from reading the article) emergency, that should be enough time to get out of the city… but then what? Via business insider.

5. Why preppers shouldn’t let their guard down…

I don’t believe the ascendancy of The Donald will do much to slow the historically cyclic wave we’re riding. In point of fact, I expect it to speed up. Via WND.

6. Trump has caused a growing number of liberals to start prepping for an apocalypse…

Doomsday Prep, which has a storefront in Georgia, has experienced more than 15% year-over-year growth since Election Day, according to owner David Sanders. Via business insider.

7. 18 photos of families across America prepping for the apocalypse…

For some, self-reliance is a philosophy for everyday life. They grow their own food, fortify their homes against attack, and learn firearm safety. It’s about providing their families with a level of assurance that they can withstand whatever catastrophe comes their way, whether it’s nuclear war, a viral epidemic, or a zombie apocalypse. Via business insider.

8. More ‘preppers’ stockpiling emergency supplies after Trump’s election…

View from Canada – the U.S. election is contributing to a jump in interest in “prepping” — emergency preparedness and stockpiling emergency supplies. Via CBC News.

9. More about liberals prepping… but they most likely don’t like TheSurvivalistBlog.net…

Under President Obama, survivalists and other tribes of doomsday preppers were the stuff of late-night comedian mockery and day-time MSNBC journalistic japery. Now they look more like trendsetters. Via The LA Times.

10. Super-rich American ‘preppers’ buying in New Zealand ready for US doomsday…

Wealthy Americans are preparing for a possible US collapse or revolt by the poor and buying properties in New Zealand, The New Yorker magazine reported. Via RT.

Prepper News Brief March 12, 2017

1. Major nor’easter threatens to halt travel from DC to Boston

Boom! Winter makes a comeback – I hope it skips my area in TN. Via Accu Weather.com.

2. As North Korea’s arsenal grows, experts see heightened risk of ‘miscalculation’…

U.S. officials are no longer seeing North Korea’s weapons tests as amateurish, attention-grabbing provocations. Instead, they are viewed as evidence of a rapidly growing threat — and one that increasingly defies solution. Via The Washington Post.

3. Donald Trump says nuclear threat from North Korea has entered ‘new phase’

Kim Jong-un, declared the launches a success and warned that they were part of a training exercise for an attack on US military bases in Japan, home to almost 50,000 American troops. Via the guardian.

4. FBI undercover stings foil terrorist plots — but often plots of the agency’s own making

How much of it was real? Often not much, according to a review of several recent terrorism cases investigated by the FBI in Kansas and Missouri. The most sensational plots invoking the name of the Islamic State or al-Qaida here were largely the invention of FBI agents carrying out elaborate sting operations on individuals identified through social media as being potentially dangerous. Via www.kansascity.com

5. Pence Is the Globalist Insurance Policy Against Trump-The Modern Day Version of LBJ

President Trump needs and deserves steadfast loyalty from his number two man. He does not have that loyalty. Via The Commonsense Show.

6. The Three Major World Power Centers are all preparing for war

And it will happen. China is developing lasers capable of destroying enemy satellites to compete with US in future ‘light wars’. Via dailymail.co.uk.

Also from the daily mail – Inventor of the World Wide Web issues dire warning on its 28th anniversary and says fake news and government surveillance threatens to destroy it.

7. Once again, bird flu is in the air

As spring approaches, there are reports of outbreaks of avian flu throughout Northeast Asia. Again, China appears to be the source of the contagion, although strains have been detected in various countries. Via Japan Times.

8. A second outbreak of bird flu confirmed in Middle Tennessee…

A second outbreak of bird flu has been identified in Middle Tennessee as the state veterinarian confirmed a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation in Giles County tested positive for low-pathogenic avian influenza. Via Times Free Press.com.

Barter For Survival: Top Ten Barter Items Every Prepper Should Have

Barter items for survival – What would you have to trade in a survival situation?

Any conversation about prepping first starts with the “the best survival gun” followed by “bugging out vs hunkering down” and then on to “the best retreat location” and then to “what to have on hand for barter… well today, I’m going to answer that question.

The first thing to consider is what items do people need and use every day, followed by will they need these items after a long-term disaster and if so will those items be readily available when the resupply lines are cut. If not, then would those items be easy to make from other common items?

These are the questions I asked when putting away my own barter items – those are included in the list below in no order.

1. Ammunition

While I don’t advocate bartering most ammo after a collapse simply because that ammo could be used against you. Stop and think about it, if a person needs to barter for ammo in the first weeks and months after a collapse then it’s evident that that person has not prepped and will need other stuff, stuff they figure that you now have and there is no guarantee that they won’t use the ammo that you traded them at a later date to kill you and take your preps for their own use.

The exception that I make with ammo for barter purposes is for shotgun ammo. I’ve stocked up a large amount (500 rounds) of 12 gauge bird shot in #6 and smaller shot sizes for barter purposes. Sure birdshot can kill someone, however, it’s low penetration and short range make it one of the least threatening ammo types that can be stocked up and used for barter purposes.

2. Water Filters

Fresh, clean drinking water will always be in demand and while storing water for barter might not be feasible for most people it’s easy and takes up little room to store water filters such as the life straw. The life straw is an excellent barter item, that is easy to store, has a long shelf-life and is small and lightweight meaning that 25 or more of these types of water filters can be stored in a small space life a military ammo can.

3. Garden Seed

Seed to grow food is one of the if the best barter items that you can have on hand post collapse. I store both non-hybrid seed as well as hybrid vegetable seed for barter. Seed is light-weight and inexpensive but will be worth more than gold to a survivor who is trying to barter for those seed after the balloon goes up. But, before, you go out and buy a bunch of seed for barter (or for your own use) do some research on what grows well in your local area. Another thing that I’ve done is print off copies of the PDF guide “Planting a Home Vegetable Garden” to handout when bartering with vegetable seed because most people have no idea how to plant a garden and this pamphlet will give them more confidence in their own ability to take the seed and grow food. This will help them to be successful as well as increase the perceived value of the seeds when you’re negotiating your barter deal.

4. Solar Panels and Rechargeable Batteries

Wow! Wipe that look off your face, I know what you’re thinking… solar panels… those are expensive and I can’t afford those for myself let alone stockpile enough for barter. Well, in some cases you would be correct, however, I’m not talking about expensive 200-watt panels, no not for barter,  what I’m talking about here is smaller solar chargers such as the C.Crane 11-in-1 Solar Battery Charger priced at $24.99 each or the SunJack Portable Solar Charger with a SunJack USB Battery Charger for Rechargeable AA/AAA Ni-Mh and Ni-Cd Batteries for under $60 dollars. You can also set up a charging center where people can bring you their batteries to charge and you use your solar set up to charge their batteries in exchange for goods.

5. First Aid Supplies

You could stock up on individual first-aid items such as bandages and gauze and while that’s a good idea, I’ve also stocked up on premade first-aid kits for barter. These kits can be bought for under $20 each now but post-collapse would be worth much, much more. Don’t forget about antibiotics – you can get antibiotics here and find out more about their use here. If you have medical skills (or someone in your group does) then those medical skills will be in high demand and can be bartered for just about anything that you need.

6. Skills

As mentioned above in item number five medical skills are and will continue to be in high demand after any major disaster especially a long-term disaster, however other skills will be in demand too. Skills such as carpentry, auto and shop mechanics, sewing, firearms repair etc will be in high demand and those skills can be bartered for goods that you need.  Don’t forget to put back the tools you’ll need to get the job done in the best, quickest and safest way possible.

7. Toilet Paper, Baby Diapers, and Tampons

Toilet paper, baby diapers, and tampons are always in demand will continue to be in the aftermath of both short-term and long-term disaster. Sure some folks might substitute toilet paper with something else like a cloth or even leaves if forced but toilet paper would be a luxury and preferred by nearly everyone and survivors would pay handsomely for that luxury post collapse. Same with tampons and pads. Baby diapers would also be needed and in demand – if you have a baby, plan to or someone in your prepper group has one then I suggest that you look into cloth diapers

8. Coffee, Tobacco, and Booze

Oh, my… need I say more. Most people have their vices and most of those vices involve one or all of the three. Bags of tobacco that have been vacuum sealed with give the longest shelf life. If you can brew your own booze then you and your product would be in high demand, but by so doing you would probably increase your chances of being robbed for your product so security and caution would be a top priority. Currently, there are laws regarding the brewing of booze, find out the laws in your state if this is something that you’re interested in learning and follow those now, but after a major collapse, they probably won’t be a whole lot of enforcement of those laws that are currently on the books.

9. Condoms

Yes, I said it… condoms, we all hate to have to use them but the consequences of not using them could be disastrous now but even more so post collapse (I have a whole section in my book dedicated to birth control). The best ones that I’ve used are the Crown Condoms and at only $15 per 100, they are a great investment for barter and for your own personal use post collapse. People will continue to have sex after a disaster and protection from pregnancy and STD’s will be needed and if you’re the person in your community with the condom stockpile for barter, you’ll be in the catbird seat.

10. Lighters and Matches

Lighters and matches for barter should be self-explanatory, but keep in mind that these like condoms and some of the other items mentioned above would most valuable for barter after a major long-term EOTWAWKI type of event.  Because we don’t know exactly what is going to happen or when it’s best to stockpile smaller amounts of many different barter items than a massive amount of only one or two items.  Before anyone sends an email telling me that matches have a short self-life, it should be noted that I have matches from over 15 years ago in a glass jar that still strike and burn just as well as the day I put them into storage. The key is to keep them dry and add a desiccant.

What barter Items for survival do have you stockpiled? Please share your thoughts and comments below.

Prepper News Brief March 10, 2017

1. Will Trump Be Able to Get Anything Done?

Opposition and gridlock at every turn. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday poured cold water on the Trump administration’s goal of completing tax reform by the August recess. Via The Hill.

Meanwhile… Sen. Paul says House GOP leaders “pulling wool over Trump’s eyes” on Obamacare repeal bill.

And… Paul Ryan Replaces Obamacare’s Insurance Penalties with Even Larger Penalties!

2. I did this with my iPhone 5 and all it would do is ask… who me?

If you don’t want the CIA agency hearing about the tedious detail of your life, maybe hold off on using your Amazon Echo for a bit. A viral video Thursday showed someone asking the virtual assistant, dubbed Alexa, if she was “connected” to the CIA, to which the device had no response. Via International Business Times.

3. How to Prepare for A Pandemic…

A good article on planning and prepping for a pandemic. Via Backdoor Survival – check it out.

4. The Rich and their bug out plan – they know “it’s coming”…

The unique evacuation service costs an annual fee of $90,000 and is catered toward wealthy individuals and corporations who don’t have time to mastermind their own escape. Via The New York Post.

Meanwhile… Superyacht Getaway Subs And Luxury Bomb Shelters: The Elite Are The Most Paranoid Preppers Of All.

5. Earthquake on the beach: Scientists think a 7.4 temblor could reach from L.A. to San Diego…

The discovery of missing links between earthquake faults shows how a magnitude 7.4 temblor could rupture virtually simultaneously underneath Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, a new study finds. Such an earthquake would be 30 times more powerful than the magnitude 6.4 Long Beach quake in 1933, which killed 120 people. Via LA Times.

6. The U.S. will most likely bomb North Korea back into the stone age within the next few weeks...

Earlier this week, trigger-happy Kim pushed his luck once more when he fired off four ballistic missiles into the seas near Japan. Now US military chiefs are reportedly planning to fly in B-1 and B-52 bombers – built to carry nuclear bombs – to show America has had enough, according to the Korea Times. Via The Sun.

7. How to Prepare for Yellow Fever…

Conflicted Wednesday – Financial Collapse Deck

We have worked out an exclusive deal with the publishers of the survival card game “Conflicted” where we will be posting one question per week from the deck for open discussion here on TheSurvivalistBlog.net. You can buy your own Conflicted Deck here and play it with your friends and family… Okay, here we go…

The economy crashed and your family lost their income. Jobs are hard to come by. What other options are available to you, with the skills that you currently have?

Looking forward to the discussion in the comments below…

Prepper News Brief March 8, 2017

1. North Korea says missiles were drill for strike on US bases…

Is it time for a regime change in North Korea? After all the U.S. government has always been good at meddling in elections and regime change by overthrowing leaders of other countries. But would it do any good to overthrow Kim Jong-Un or is direct military action required? Talk doesn’t work and neither have sanctions. Via Yahoo News.

2. North Korea, the real threat to the U.S…

A high-altitude EMP attack — though there would be no blast, thermal or fallout effects on the ground — could knock out the electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures for more than a year, killing 90 percent of the population through starvation. Via The Washington Times.

3. North Korea threatens EMP, nuke attack on U.S.

There have been fears expressed that North Korea might use a satellite to carry a small nuclear warhead into orbit and then detonate it over the United States for an EMP strike. Via The Washington Examiner.

4. Well, here they go again… if it were not for WikiLeaks we would be in the dark about nearly everything… so many revelations over the past few years.

WikiLeaks publishes massive trove of CIA spying files in ‘Vault 7’ release. Julian Assange claims that documents are the most comprehensive CIA release ever and are far larger than the Snowden files. Via Independent UK.

Meanwhile, Edward Snowden says WikiLeaks document dump on CIA hacking capability ‘looks authentic’

5. President Oprah? Speculation Rises That The 2020 Election Will Feature An Epic Battle Between Donald Trump And Oprah Winfrey..

Good lord, that’s all we need. Another far left liberal running the show… Via The Economic Collapse Blog.

6. A section of the San Andreas fault close to L.A. could be overdue for a major earthquake…

Southern California could be overdue for a major earthquake along the Grapevine north of Los Angeles, according to a sobering new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. Via Los Angeles Times.

7. The Government Is Still the Enemy of Freedom…

True. “Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. Sooner or later, the people in this country are gonna realize the government … doesn’t care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety… It’s interested in its own power. That’s the only thing. Keeping it and expanding it wherever possible.”— George Carlin. Via Rutherford.

8. Winter’s revenge: Snowstorm to slow travel prior to end of week in central, eastern US…

Snow arriving late this week will be the first of three disruptive snowstorms to parade through the midwestern and eastern United States in mid-March. Via Accuweather.

9. The Globalists Want Us to Destroy Ourselves — But They Need Our Help To Do It…

The Left WILL resort to direct violent action on a larger scale, and they will do so with a clear conscience because, in their minds, they are fighting fascism. Via Truth Stream Media.

10. Brand name processed foods found laced with glyphosate weed killer… Cheerios, Wheaties and more…

Anresco Laboratories in San Francisco, an FDA-registered food safety lab, recently conducted their own research to see whether glyphosate can be found in commonly consumed processed foods. And their tests revealed the worst. Via Natural News.

Surviving – Alone

by Ron B

I have always thought of what ‘might’ happen which would leave me defenseless or at thE mercy of others. Many times of my adult life I have been alone.  I was forced to consciously start thinking differently when I could no longer easily communicate with friends or even strangers for that matter.

Being alone, a single mistake can be one’s end.  Like, changing the brakes on my car didn’t require major planning or undue concern.  Just jack up the wheel and remove it; remove the hub; remove the brakes and replace them with new pads and replace everything, go to the next wheel. The end..

However, living alone ten miles from the nearest populated settlement could present challenges.  Traveling south on the paved road, then turning off down a gravel/sand secondary road, a green canopy blocks the Sun for the next two miles and quietness and solitude take a seat beside you.  From there, a short drive down a seventy-five yard deliberately neglected, overgrown trail brings one to an eight-foot tall, custom-made, steel gate.

With the nearest humans/ strangers about a mile away and no one schedule to visit, you are definitely alone.

Cell towers went out a few months back and most satellites were burned out by the same solar flare.  Old reliable, the land line, went dead with the tremor which came a little later. After all of this, I began to have the feeling someone was out to get “me” but everyone was affected.

So, on a bright sunny, Saturday morning, I chocked the rear wheels of my old Ford wagon with bricks and placed the scissor jack under the axle and started cranking.

The crank turns easily and the full height is reached fairly quickly. I attempt to break the lug nuts loose but the wheel turns. I forgot to loosen them before I raised the wheel! Damn, wasted time!  I lower the wheel until it touches the ground, then loosen the lugs. I run the jack up again to it’s maximum height.

‘All is well.  I’ll have this little job knocked out, finished in no time. Then into town for a hot weekend!’

With lug nuts off, the wheel comes loose and dangles from the studs.  Placing my legs on each side of the tire, I grab it on each side, pull it off and roll it to the side.  It wobbled a second or two, then fell flat.

‘Sweet- Now I’m cooking!’

I remain seated on the grass, straddle the wheel hub. I scoot up a little closer so I can tap the sides of the hub a little easier. I tap with a claw hammer, turning it slowly as I break it lose from the brake pads and the dirt and grease caked around the edge.   Tap, tap, tap. It moves a little, so I continue to tap along the edge. Dirt and grease drop from the edge and the sound of my tapping changes. It should be coming off by now, so I grab the hub on each side and snatch it toward me.

For some reason, the car leans and the jack tilts toward me. I push back hard and the jack goes vertical. Then, for some reason, it rebounds and leans toward me again. This time it doesn’t stop. The scissor jack had sunk into the grass and was unlevel, leaning toward yours truly. The movement of the car broke its bound with the jack. The soil and grass underneath the jack squeezed out on each side.

The base of the jack eased away digging into the dirt, pushing the top toward me. The hub and  car dropped slowly and moved toward me. In slow motion and to my total disbelief, the hub stopped directly over my crotch. In justified panic, I snatched myself to one side, saving my most precious! Lucky, lucky, lucky!!  God was watching over me!!

My luck left me about as quickly as it had arrived. The hub hadn’t stopped and it had to land and it did. In saving my precious manhood from certain destruction, my right leg had moved directly into the path of the falling hub. It may have been slow motion at the beginning, but instantly the hub landed directly over my thigh just above the knee, the steel burying itself deep into the flesh, hitting the bone. The bone snapped with a hollow “thud”.

As  I screamed, the blood busted out, squirting a foot or so into the air while the contact area turned purple, then black.  I screamed, again and again. My wailing and moaning replaced the screams, then I wept from the intense pain shooting up my thigh in waves of fire.

I couldn’t think rationally, the pain pushing away every thought.  Slowly, the leg started to go numb and my thoughts slowed down. There had to be a way to get out from under this thing.  The dirty, greasy steel protruded from my leg, the skin pushed upward, seeming to embrace the intruder. While my mind tried to explore the possibilities of escape in an orderly, rational manner, I could not focus.  I could see no escape, short of a truly divine miracle!

Then the thoughts came, “Why didn’t I …  Why hadn’t  I …  Maybe I could…what?”

No….. there were no wolves nearby to hear his screaming. No one just happened to stop by to say hello or check on him. The pilot of the low flying plane did not notice the man lying partially under the Ford Wagon in front of the old house with the large, white columns.

However, his basement was filled with a year’s supply of canned food plus a three-year supply of freeze-dried meals.

The deep, drilled well pump operated off solar cells which charged deep-cycle batteries. The inverter changed the DC to AC and a transformer kicked up the 120 volts to 220-240 volts needed to drive the well pump.

A nice garden grew just off the yard area. The beans were strung up and full of blooms. The row of cabbage was weed free, getting bigger each day.  The corn patch was full and green, the leaves heavy with water, the tassels dropping their pollen onto the silk from each ear.

The freezer was filled with vegetables, domestic meat and game harvested last winter.

The gun cabinet was filled with weapons of various gauges- each designed and purchased for a specific purpose. The drawer beneath the guns contained several boxes of ammo for each gun plus several knives.  A locked, steel cabinet in the basement contained somewhere around 100,000 rounds of ammo of various gauges.

The CB base unit on the kitchen counter crackled with voices every few minutes. The short-wave scanner picked up voices in various languages, some from Cuba, others from Brazil and Peru.

Life was good…

Prepper News Brief March 6, 2017

1. Obama Had Trump Wiretapped at Trump Tower…?

Well, folk, it looks like the main breaking news while I’ve been away from blogging has been that the former Obama administration has been caught up in a wiretapping scandal of Donald Trump at Trump tower. Sadly nothing will be done about it and the mainstream media will use it and twist it to make Trump look stupid and to be the bad guy, all the while defending Obama and making him out to be the hero of the day.

But HERE IS THE PROOF! That Obama knew about the Wiretapping on President Trump!

Meanwhile… the democrats have one goal in mind and that is to remove Trump from office and they smell blood in the water and what we are seeing is a coup against Trump and America – my prediction is that Trump will be impeached or jailed before his first term is up.

2. Up in smoke… in Israel… puff, puff, pass…

Israel gives green light to decriminalize marijuana use… The Israeli government voted on Sunday in favor of decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, joining some U.S. states and European countries who have adopted a similar approach.

3. Bird flu detected in chicken breeding facility in Tennessee…

Just a little too close to home… The state Agriculture Department said in a news release that tests confirmed the presence of the H7 strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPAI, at a facility in Lincoln County. Via The Associated Press.

4. Iran, The Super Power in the Middle East…

The Russian-made missile defense system is one of the most advanced of its kind in the world, offering long-range protection against both aircraft and missiles. They have to have this in place to protect their nukes and nuclear facilities from air strikes. Via The Times of Israel.

5. Five Biggest Possible Shocks To The Economy Coming From Washington…

There are 5 economic policy-related events that aren’t currently being priced in by investors that will send severe shockwaves through the markets if they occur. Instead of a wrench, any of these 5 will throw a nuclear bomb into the GOP’s economic policymaking efforts.

6. Boom & Bust: What causes economic bubbles…?
Bubbles Aren’t Created by Price Increases — They’re Created by Misallocation of Resources.

7. America’s Forgotten Nuclear War on Itself…

Fact: Virtually every American that has lived since 1951 has been exposed to nuclear fallout.

8. Damage to our power grid could be our biggest threat…

Most of us have heard of an EMP bomb, essentially a nuclear weapon that is detonated at a very high altitude, producing an electromagnetic pulse. The EMP has the potential of knocking out almost all of our computers, including those that run our cars, aircraft, and the power grid itself. While this is entirely possible, I don’t fear that this is likely to happen, and the reason is simple – there is a much easier way for a terrorist to take out our power grid.

9. Could you survive an EMP weapon…?

My book club is reading “One Second After.” it’s about the aftermath in a small mountain town after the United States was hit by an electromagnetic pulse weapon. Although the story is fiction, the threat is very real.

10. The raging bird flu in China is a good reminder the US isn’t prepared for a pandemic…

A strain of deadly bird flu that has a high risk of becoming a pandemic is surging in China, and experts are warning that the US isn’t making the necessary preparations. Via Vox.

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