What did you do to prep this week?

Well, folks, it’s time for another what did you do to prep this week. I hope everyone has done something prep wise this week… Remember the more the better but even little things count.

I had a reader email me a few days ago telling that he had been prepping for a few months and had done a lot prep wise but wasn’t sure where to go from there, he asked what my suggestions were for taking his preps to the next level.

I told him to cut off his power, water, phone, and to not go to the store or buy anything for two weeks. I told him that by doing so any holes in his preps would become obvious. I told him to take notes, and write every detail down regarding what he needed, substitutions made etc.

I told him that at the end of the two weeks, he will have a personal and much better list of preps, gear and skills to learn than I or anyone else could suggest because everyone is different as is their situation and thus their needs are different.

So if you feel like you’re at that point where you’ve been prepping for awhile and are not really sure where to go from where you are now, then cut off all utilities and don’t go shopping or buy anything for two weeks and it will be axiomatic what you need to do next.

Okay, what else… Oh, yea, I mentioned yesterday that I wanted to get our email newsletter subscriber numbers up to 25,000 by the end of the month, well yesterday we added over 200 new subscribers to our newsletter so we are off to a good start.

But I digress, what did I do to prep this week… bought some tools… tools are always a good prep…



Ordered three of the One Month Food Packs from Augason Farms these will be given as Christmas gifts to three different people that I know who are “on the fence” when it comes to prepping. Hopefully, the gift will get them started.

I also ordered ten copies of Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath to give to others this Christmas – I only give books to folks that I know will read them.

Another favorite gift is the Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife and I ordered ten of these, also for Christmas gifts.

My Christmas shopping is now almost done… YEs!

Well folks, that’s it for me this week… what about you… what did you do to prep this week?

December 2, 2016 Miscellany News Brief

1.) 12 ‘healthy habits’ you’re better off giving up : So interesting ideas and opinions presented but I’ll keep taking my multi-vitamin, using hand sanitizer and toilet seat covers if I must use a public restroom.

2.) Daily Aspirin Benefits Could Outweigh Risks : A new study from Cardiff University has examined the risks and benefits of taking aspirin daily. Researchers found that aspirin’s potential side effect of stomach bleeding is less of a concern than the spontaneous bleeds that can happen in people who don’t take the drug.

3.) Obama’s last days in office spent importing potential terrorists and guaranteed dependents on the taxpayer dole: Nearly 2,500 refugees from terrorism hotspots around the world are bound for the U.S. after being rejected by Australia.

4.) NOAA forecasts major December cold blast for nearly all the USA : Cannot recall last time I have seen such a cold anomaly forecast across almost entire USA.

5.) “There Will Be Swamp”: Trump Cabinet Picks Confirm Creatures of Washington Still Rule the Earth: Even with the best intentions, the same old establishment figures would run the executive branch behind his back for the benefit of their own agenda. Worse is the possibility that President Trump would simply aid the 1% of the .0001% in further looting the country, and stimulating the economy with new wars and other nonsense.

New boss same as the old boss… Probably… we will see… hoping and praying that isn’t going to be the reality…

6.) To see what will happen in the U.S. (or wherever you are) after a collapse watch other countries that are going through it now and plan accordingly – Government Will Tighten Its Grip on the Food Supply.

7.) Hungry Venezuelans Flee in Boats to Escape Economic Collapse: Well over 150,000 Venezuelans have fled the country in the last year alone, the highest in more than a decade, according to scholars studying the exodus.

8.) Could Stock Market Crash In 2017? 3 Factors Suggest It’s Possible: Earnings, economic data, and general valuation ratios. Right now, they are tormented and suggest that a stock market crash in 2017 could be a real possibility.

9.) TRUMP AND THE COMING ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: Trump is going to have to face up to a king-size economic recession bearing down upon us (perhaps a full-scale depression). How he handles this will define his presidency and quite possibly either save freedom or destroy it for us as a people.

November 30, 2016 Miscellany News Brief

1.) Burned to the ground: Aerial photos show the devastation wrought by raging Tennessee wildfires which have left three dead and destroyed more than 100 homes: Devastating Tennessee wildfires in two resort towns have left at least three people dead after the blazes fueled by high-speed winds ripped through Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge destroying more than 100 homes, hotels and businesses, and leaving the areas resembling an ‘apocalypse’.

2.) Are the fires in TN a result of terrorism? ‘Unleash Hell’: New Al Qaeda magazine describes in detail how to start huge forest fires across the U.S..with instructions on how to make ’ember bombs’.

3.) ‘Expect More’: Ohio State University Terror Attack Came Just Days After ISIS Stabbing Instruction Video – Is Your State Next?: Another radical Islamic terror attack occurred yesterday, at Ohio State University, committed by Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an 18 year-old Somali refugee, imported into the United States by Barack Obama and fast-tracked to “legal permanent resident,” status in 2014. Artan plowed his car into a group of people, then proceeded to go on a stabbing spree with a butcher knife, injuring nine before he was shot dead.

4.) Knife attack sparks calls for gun control: It apparently doesn’t matter that the suspect who stabbed at Ohio State University students with a butcher knife didn’t have a gun – or that the attacker was stopped by armed police officers – or that the college is a gun-free zone – because Democrats wasted no time Monday before they began demanding gun control.

5.) Federal Debt Tops $19,900,000,000,000: The federal debt moved above 19,900,000,000,000 for the first time as of the close of business, Nov. 22.

6.) Huge solar storm that will WIPE OUT modern technology expected by 2020: Earth will be hit by a huge solar storm by 2020 which could potentially leave the world without Internet, phone service and many more services that modern-day humans rely on.

7.) Preppers make the best neighbors and friends

What did you do to prep this week?

Before we get started with this weeks segment I’d like to thank Gordon G for his generous contribution to the blog via PayPal this week. Thank you, it’s appreciated. If you too feel that this site has helped you in some way and you would like to give something back via a monetary contribution then you can do that here.

Now, what did I do to prep this week…

Put up several buckets of basic staple foods (mainly rice and oats) with Gamma seal lids, mylar bags, and oxygen absorbers.

Also bought an adjustable ladder at the local Walmart – love it – the ladder, not Walmart…


And drew out plans and made a list of things that I want to get done at my new homestead.

Well that’s it for me this week… what about you… what did you do to prep this week?

November 25, 2016 Miscellany News Brief

1.) Russia tells U.S. to get out of the way in Syria: If the U.S. won’t fight terrorists in Syria, it should stop getting in the way, said Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry.

2.) What if Hilary still ends up being our new dictator? Report: Presidential electors planning to undermine Electoral College. Some electors are lobbying their Republican counterparts to vote for someone other than Trump in an attempt to deny Trump the 270 votes required to elect him.

3.) Can The Electoral College Stop Donald Trump?: Hillary Clinton supporters are turning to the Electoral College in efforts of avoiding a Trump presidency. Does Clinton still have a chance?

4.) Black Friday madness: One person is shot dead outside a Macy’s and another killed in a road rage incident at Walmart. Just wait until there are 50 starving shoppers / looters fighting for the last loaf of bread or gallon of milk on the shelf… Shoppers fight over rolls of toilet paper.

5.) READY FOR WAR: Japan prepares for NUCLEAR war with North Korea by warning citizens to shelter in underground shopping malls in event of Kim Jong-Un bomb attack.

6.) In a rush to getting into the U.S. before the wall goes up: Illegals surge north, hoping to reach U.S. before Trump inauguration…

7.) The Central Banks Indicated Their Next Move, Ban Cash, Raise Rates, Crash It All

November 23, 2016 Miscellany News Brief

1.) Flip-flop? – Trump won’t pursue charges against Clinton: President-elect Donald Trump won’t subject Hillary Clinton to a criminal inquiry — instead, he’ll help her heal.

2.) Or… Trump is playing everyone: Of course he’s going to prosecute Hillary Clinton… he’s just posturing to prevent an Obama pardon: Donald Trump is a master strategist. What he’s doing with this signaling is practicing the Art of War, where you feign weakness when you have strength. The best way to prosecute Hillary Clinton is to make sure that President Barack Obama doesn’t pardon her in advance. And yes, Obama can pardon Hillary Clinton in advance, issuing a blanket pardon for crimes that she hasn’t even been charged with.

We will see… what do you think?

3.) Record Run into Gold and Silver Coming-David Morgan: Precious metals expert David Morgan says trillions of dollars of negative interest rate paying bonds is a sign we are getting close to another financial calamity bigger than the last.

4.) FBI Warns Of Thanksgiving Terror Potential: Sources tell CBS News the FBI is alerting police across the country about a potential terrorist attack around Thanksgiving.

5.) Six dangerous prescription drugs you should think twice before taking: I always seek safer natural alternatives before taking any prescription drugs… but that’s just me. You’ll have to make your own decisions regarding your health…

6.) Aerosol flu vaccine with live virus to be sprayed on all Americans? It’s already ‘approved for deployment’ in Australia: Sure, you’ve heard of nasal vaccines, like for Polio, but have you heard of the needle-free vaccine that’s sprayed down on you from the sky? Remember the mass aerial spraying over Miami during the great Zika hoax recently? If you’re worried about chemtrails and the mosquito truck spraying poison all over your neighborhood and your kids out playing in the yard, get ready for the most insane, involuntary, unauthorized, unconstitutional, unethical, unsafe, untested and immoral form of forced medication ever unleashed on a nation.

7.) The Rothschild Family has corrupted global banks, news media, oil and government: The stranglehold the global elite have on money and knowledge makes them very powerful. They either directly or indirectly control every aspect of our lives.

8.) George Soros’ War on America: Time to Prosecute the Billionaire’s Global Crime Spree: Over the past couple of decades, the hedge fund billionaire and globalist gadfly has poured hundreds of millions of dollars of his ill-gotten gains into hundreds of organizations and dozens of schemes aimed at empowering global government through the United Nations and destroying our constitutional limitations on government.

AK 47 vs. M16 Platforms: Accuracy

November 21, 2016 Miscellany News Brief

1.) Be Prepared Financially – The Prepper’s Financial Guide: Strategies to Invest, Stockpile and Build Security for Today and the Post-Collapse Marketplace.

2.) Preparing Kids for The Apocalypse-A Hard Dose Of Reality And Some Preparedness Techniques To Keep Your Kids Alive After SHTF: There is a distinct possibility that something could happen to you during or after a disaster leaving your children or grandchildren on their own. Could they survive? Have you done anything to increase their chances?

3.) Magnitude 6.4 quake hits western Argentina: A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has hit western Argentina in the province of San Juan, the US Geological Survey reports. The quake was felt across the border in the neighboring country of Chile, eyewitnesses reported on Twitter.

4.) Look At This Shocking Preview Of How Devastating The Coming Worldwide Financial Destruction Will Be: Very few people realize the enormous wealth transfer that will take place in the next 5 years. Most will lose 75-90% of their wealth and some 100%.

5.) This Is How They Can Still ‘Destroy America From Within’ Before Donald Trump Gets Into Office: The Muslim Brotherhood Has Completely Infiltrated The Obama Administration And The US Government!
Double Down On 2017 Prepping – Terrifying End Game May Await The Unprepared: Despite the fact America just dodged a major bullet with Donald Trump’s election, depending on how events develop over the next several months and into the next year, the greatest turmoil may still be ahead of us.

6.) FEMA And NASA Prepare For Doom – What Do They Know That We Don’t Know? Number Of ‘Apocalyptic Asteroids’ Increases 50 Percent In ‘Shock Discovery’: There is an asteroid with our name on it and it will hit us” and “we are at risk of being wiped out by asteroids – and we’re not taking the threat seriously”.

7.) Shocking Maps Prove How America Is Being Overthrown As Globalists Ramp Up Destabilization Efforts, Pushing Country Closer To Martial Law And Into Their Hands: The globalists may attempt to pull off some kind of ‘false flag’ in America that brings Trump’s vision for America screeching to a grinding halt.

8.) We Are Being Set Up For Higher Interest Rates, A Major Recession And A Giant Stock Market Crash: Since Donald Trump’s victory on election night we have seen the worst bond crash in 15 years. Global bond investors have seen trillions of dollars of wealth wiped out since November 8th, and analysts are warning of another tough week ahead. The general consensus in the investing community is that a Trump administration will mean much higher inflation, and as a result investors are already starting to demand higher interest rates. Unfortunately for all of us, history has shown that higher interest rates always cause an economic slowdown. And this makes perfect sense, because economic activity naturally slows down when it becomes more expensive to borrow money. The Obama administration had already set up the next president for a major recession anyway, but now this bond crash threatens to bring it on sooner rather than later.

9.) Consumer shock: Popular emergency foods to keep you ‘alive’ ironically filled with toxic chemicals: With the probability of societal collapse continuing to grow, many people are looking to storable foods as a means of being prepared. Stocking up on food, after all, is one of the keys to ensuring post-collapse survival. However, not all food is created equal. Some foods are inherently healthier and of higher quality than others. And while it is true that in a survival situation you may end up eating just about anything to survive, who would want to purposely purchase food that contains ingredients they wouldn’t otherwise eat?

10.) Learn how to store and prepare meals from your survival food stockpile: Easy to follow prepper blueprint that will allow you to stockpile, preserve and actually use your food storage without guesswork or wasted money and time.

What did you do to prep this week?

Before we get started with this weeks “what did you do to prep this week” segment I’d like to thank M.r Bill D for his contribution via the U.S. Postal Service and to Clean Survival, Peter W, Sherry S, for their contributions via Paypal. Thank you all very much it’s greatly appreciated.

Well, the wildfires have are burning in my area but seem to have lessened in number and severity from what they were last week, and according to the weather forecasters we might be blessed with some rain… and then colder weather. The rain I like but not the colder weather, but then it in the middle of November so it’s really past due.

Well, as much as I hate to report it… I didn’t get a lot of prepping done this week because I had to replace the heat and air unit the supplies my house (I also have a woodstove for backup) and that exhausted my prepping budget.


Wood stove in the basement

Wood stove in the basement


I also did some organizing in my workshop and put up pegboard and bought a Glock Cleaning Bench Mat and Glock 4-Pistol Nylon Range Bag and started reading I Predict: What 12 Global Experts Believe You Will See Before 2025!.

Okay, that’s if for me this week… what about you… what did you do to prep this week?

November 16, 2016 Miscellany News Brief

1.) Baltimore bans toy guns: Baltimore City Council (all democrat) gave preliminary approval Monday to a citywide ban on toy guns.

2.) Secret Back Door in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say: For about $50, you can get a smartphone with a high-definition display, fast data service and, according to security contractors, a secret feature: a backdoor that sends all your text messages to China every 72 hours.

3.) Soros Intensifies His Funding For Riots and Unrest: “Plotting to Resist Trump Behind Closed Doors”: George Soros and other liberal mega-donors are gathering in Washington for a three-day, closed-door meeting where they will discuss opposing Trump’s plan for his first 100 days in office.

4.) Clinton had to be restrained after trying to attack her own campaign staff: Hillary Clinton reportedly became “physically violent” towards her own campaign staff after she realized she had lost the presidential election.

5.) I smell and see smoke nearly every day when I go outside – No end in sight as forest fires rage in East Tennessee.

6.) Southerners donning masks as suspected arsons lead to dozens of wildfires: Wildfires near the Georgia-North Carolina line are spewing smoke so thick that residents are being urged to wear special masks if they must do outdoor activities. The fires – many of them suspected arsons – have prompted evacuations in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee in recent days.

7.) Tennessee State Fire Marshal Reminds Tennesseans of Danger Posed by Dry Weather: “We urge Tennesseans to heed any burn bans currently activated in their community. By employing just a few basic fire safety precautions, the public can help prevent the devastating loss of life and property.”

8.) Tennessee hunter bags possibly world record-breaking 47-point buck: After days of tracking a whitetail deer in Sumner County, Tennessee, a hunter bagged the buck Monday and might have set a new world record.

9.) 11 Very Depressing Economic Realities That Donald Trump Will Inherit From Barack Obama: The truth, of course, is that the result of the election did not somehow magically alter the outlook for the U.S. economy.

10.) Talk show giant Michael Savage predicts Obama will ‘poison pill’ the nation before he leaves office: Talk show star and best-selling author, Dr. Michael Savage, is warning that President Obama, on his way out of office, may be planning to sabotage President-elect Donald J. Trump, leaving an ultra-disruptive “poison pill” that would throw the incoming administration, and the country, into chaos.