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  • Doomsday Preppers and the Top 10 Biggest Threats to America
    of a third of all life on the planet clearly a doomsday event Comet Collision This is a much rarer event than an asteroid collision but it makes our list simply because if a comet collided with earth this would be a doomsday event for most if not all of the planet National Geographic reports Most comets and potentially some asteroids have orbits that bring them close to Earth only once every 200 years or longer Such bodies are known to astronomers as long period objects The same report states A key difference is that long period objects like comets will impact Earth with much greater speed than short period objects said Dan Mazanek an engineer at NASA s Langley Research Center in Hampton Virginia Yellowstone Supervolcano Under Yellowstone National Park sits the world s largest super volcano the Yellowstone Supervolcano CNN has reported on the Yellowstone Supervolcano in recent months due to activity in the ground that Physicist Michi Kaku says would wipe out the United States as we know it The explosive eruption and resulting destruction would come with little or no warning say some people Here s a map on CNN that shows the amount of destruction that would take place to much of the western half of the United States The only way to survive the eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano don t live anywhere near the western half of the United States It can blow up at any time between now and the next 100 000 years according to the physicist CNN interviewed The National Parks Service though doesn t quite agree with rumors of an eruption taking place with little or no warning The National Park Service states The science of forecasting a volcanic eruption has significantly advanced over the past 25 years Most scientists think that the buildup preceding a catastrophic eruption would be detectable for weeks and perhaps months to years Precursors to volcanic eruptions include strong earthquake swarms and rapid ground deformation and typically take place days to weeks before an actual eruption If that s the case if we see earthquake swarms take place in the vicinity of Yellowstone National Park well you might want to pack your bags fill up your gas tank and drive toward the East Coast or north into Canada But if we consider the effects that will take place when the Yellowstone Supervolcano blows namely massive dust and smoke pumped into the earth s atmosphere it s likely we re going to see a nuclear winter effect take place minus a series of nuclear detonations the sun will be blocked by clouds and dust for many months temperatures around the globe will drop extreme winter conditions will become the norm for most nations in the far north or far south of the equator With that in mind I would drive south from the U S It s typically sunnier and warmer near the equator However if neither Mexico or Central America sound like friendly places to resettle I don t think current governments are likely to welcome a few million American refugees well there s always Africa India or islands in the South Pacific to consider Heck if primitive people can build rafts and sail across the world s seas and oceans at earlier points in history surely we can set sail with any number of modern day boats and ships moored at America s many ports and marinas Don t forget about boats New Madrid Earthquake In 1811 and 1812 a series of earthquakes struck the Eastern United States the most powerful earthquake seen in that part of the country These earthquakes were named after the Mississippi town of New Madrid Wikipedia states In a report filed in November 2008 the U S Federal Emergency Management Agency warned that a serious earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone could result in the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States further predicting widespread and catastrophic damage across Alabama Arkansas Illinois Indiana Kentucky Mississippi Missouri and particularly Tennessee where a 7 7 magnitude quake or greater would cause damage to tens of thousands of structures affecting water distribution transportation systems and other vital infrastructure 19 Dirty Bombs It s relatively easy for terrorists to build a dirty bomb According to nuclear terrorism expert Graham Allison in a PBS Nova interview radioactive substances are everywhere A U S government report cites the danger of hospitals across America and that safeguards are needed to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on radioactive materials that can be used to build dirty bombs bombs that when explode result in radioactive material spread out over an area poisoning people The good news Most people contaminated by radioactive debris won t suffer immediately but later in life can die of various cancers or other health effects People closest to the blast though will get the highest dose of radiation and could lose their lives shortly after Most dirty bombs are likely to be small scale such as a stick of dynamite But a handful of these bombs if this were part of a series of terrorist attacks could be much larger with larger amounts of radioactive material Most of the effects from a dirty bomb attack will be psychological a mass wave of fear and panic will surge across the American population and who knows just what all will happen from the resulting chaos Many are likely to consider an attack by dirty bombs the beginning of the end Biological Agent Deadly Highly Contagious Virus Now we re getting down the list to the biggest threats that Doomsday Preppers have every right to be prepping for The threat of a biological agent is a real threat today the fact is we don t know what our enemies Iran and North Korea for example have been experimenting with and developing in science laboratories deep underground and away from the eyes and ears of U S spies and drone

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  • 12 Ways to Survive Hard Economic Times
    kayaking as just a few examples Each of these can be a drain on wallets though but do you really have to shop at high end sporting good stores when there is plenty of great second hand equipment in the world being sold on sites like Craigslist or in local thrift stores If you look hard enough and talk to people experienced in any recreational pursuits outdoors you can find ways to keep costs down way down Like to make the occasional trip to see a new movie in theaters Some theaters have 9 30 10 30am matinee times at reduced prices lower than a typical mid day matinee cost Skip on the soda and treats and you ve just saved yourself quite a bit of money 4 The Groceries You Buy Your local grocery store down the street may have higher prices than a bigger store like Wal Mart or even Target those that sell groceries nowadays Big box stores in the business of selling groceries nowadays are saving families money You may have to drive a few miles of your area if one isn t handy so buy enough groceries to last 2 3 weeks and it should be well worth the trip Invest in an additional freezer and buy certain foods in bulk that you can freeze 5 The Foods You Eat We ve had it ingrained into our heads that a healthy adult needs 2400 calories a day approximately I ve learned a lot about health over the years and laugh when I hear this number earlier in life sports pursuits injuries that came from sports and even a couple places I worked in my early 20s fueled nutritional studies including studies of people alive and in optimal health in other parts of the world You know what There s a good chance that you can live off 1000 1200 calories a day and be in the best health of your life That s half of the calories that are pitched by some people as being necessary to a healthy life I think all 2400 calories a day are going to guarantee is a life long concern about carrying around extra pounds Think about what s being said here You can save a lot of money on a typical grocery bill by cutting calories and ridding your daily diet of junk foods If you have a sugar tooth at the least discipline yourself to go Monday Friday without the treats leaving them as a small reward keyword is small on the weekends Most Americans who embrace this for the first time are going to start saving money money that adds up week after week You will also lose weight and keep it off especially with a moderate exercise program 6 Sell the SUV Every day I see people in my area jumping in their vehicles and heading off to work 20 to 30 miles away I m sure for many of them Regarding transportation this is a tougher area to save money on initially Most of us need to work and that means we have career needs But the fact is with some brainstorming and goal setting and prayers to God for new doors to open in your life you may find work right in your own community without having to make that daily commute in traffic that drives up what you pay each month in fuel The self employed who work from home and there are a lot nowadays have already experienced the cost saving benefits of not having a daily commute to work Position your life and where you live to remove that commute or lessen it as much as possible Also if you have to commute and there s just no way around it get rid of the gas guzzler Get a vehicle that gets great gas mileage Corporate America wants you to think though that you need a nice SUV to feel good about yourself but the fact is YOU DON T get that out of your head Buy something a few years old that gets great gas mileage and PAY CASH for it Stop buying vehicles or anything for that matter on credit As much as possible stop taking on debt Now you may not be able to fix this area of your life immediately but if you start taking steps some of you can probably get there within a months When you do you will see the savings these changes bring into your life As long as you keep yourself in a humble area of paying cash for less than new vehicles that get great mileage you will be far ahead of the pack that is spending large amounts of money annually on transportation 7 Buy Clothes at Thrift Stores Do you want to save money Do you need to save money Stop shopping at the expensive malls and other stores for your wears Most cities have thrift stores nowadays and these thrift stores typically carry donated goods that come in from people within their own community Here s a tip for finding clothing that may fit your personal style better On a map which cities in your state have the most well to do families Shop those thrift stores if style is important to you as it is to many These are the thrift stores you may be more likely to find clothing that s been donated that has not been worn much and is brand name yet is now being sold at thrift store prices 8 Shaky Dollar Invest in Gold I m someone on the outside looking in and just proposing as a possibility what several financial advisers have suggested over the years and even more so in recent years If you re concerned about a possible collapse of the dollar gold may be a way to protect your savings Of course who knows just what is going to happen in the days to come to our

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  • How to Assemble a Survival Backpack Out of Items in Your Home
    then tightly coil them around the oven grill Coil the two sections of rope 12 inches apart and on the grill where each of the sheets weaves through After this step is completed you will have arm shoulder straps as well as padding that will cushion your back from the oven grill where gear is going to be strapped on to next Tarp Tarp is an excellent item to have as you can use it for both a shelter and a rain catch for collecting fresh water An abundance of tarp also means you can have a fully enclosed shelter complete with waterproof floor Somewhere in your survival supplies have a smaller section of tarp 12 x 12 for example and a larger section 18 x 18 Roll the larger section up and include a number of supplies such as food fire starter and clothing in the roll Make sure that the weight is balanced knowing that you are going to need balanced weight for the pack to be semi comfortable over long distances Once a few supplies are rolled up in the large section of tarp tie it or use a bungee chord securely to the lower section of the homemade pack Next take the second section of tarp and roll more gear into it for example clothing and a couple tools such as a machete and light weight axe and strap it to the pack If you have a third section of tarp you should have room for one more to be rolled up with food or gear and tied to the top of the pack At this point that means three rolled up tarps stacked one on top of the other and tied strapped securely to the oven grill You still have room for a sleeping bag wool blanket etc to be rolled up and tied to the outside of the pack You can also get creative with the tarp sections and roll a sleeping bag up with a section of tarp if you choose to protecting your sleeping bag wool blankets from getting wet if it happens to be raining Note The better you get at compressing supplies and balancing your pack and the better you get at taking only essentials your goal is a sturdy durable pack that is not too heavy and that can be worn for a few miles at a time It might not be as comfortable as something from a sporting goods store but in a survival situation comfort shouldn t be high on your list of priorities A Campsite on Your Back What if you could carry enough gear that you had an entire campsite on your back What if every item that was used to construct the pack had multiple uses With the pack we ve assembled above when deconstructed let s look at how some of the items could be used The oven grill used as the frame can be used to cook on as well as smoke

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  • Survival: Spear Hunting & Spears for Defense
    up there 600 years ago you might have thought the world was flat Most people did Let s consider for a moment the dark days ahead our nation faces is due to the hand of God passing judgement for our nations sins How People Have Died in the Bible In the Old Testament recording the years of the Israelites before Jesus was born men have died after being attacked by wolves lions and even bears 2 Kings 2 23 25 Others have been delivered by God because they chose to live by faith Look at this verse from the Bible Therefore a lion from the forest will attack them a wolf from the desert will ravage them a leopard will lie in wait near their towns to tear to pieces any who venture out for their rebellion is great and their backslidings many Jeremiah 5 6 For much of history man did not have a gun He protected himself through other means typically weapons fashioned from rock bronze and later steel Today I want to get you thinking about which is the easiest and most effective weapon to make from materials on hand whether from a nearby stand of woods or simply from a scrap heap of timber and metal at a nearby area of industrial buildings The weapon we recommend is the spear The spear has been used in centuries past to bring down large game and is even used still today in parts of Africa to kill lions Spears Kill Lions Wolves and Bears You can kill lions wolves and bears with a spear or I should say a group of trained hunters soldiers who know how to use a spear and have made strong spears that will pierce through a dangerous animal There are different methods for making spears Learn and practice these In later centuries the spear called a pike in one recent century was used in warfare by soldiers and particularly effective when used in a trained formation where a number of soldiers in one instance would crouch with spears pointed up at an angle with other soldiers standing up straight behind them with spears pointed forward click on the previous link to see a photo Whether against man or beast this can be a very effective way to combat a charging enemy Historyonthenet com writes The Pike was one of the most commonly used weapons on the Civil War battlefield The pike was a long wooden shaft with a steel point on the end They were cheap to make soldiers required very little training to use them and they could be very effective especially when used in a group Pikes were supposed to be sixteen feet in length but often soldiers sawed a few feet off the ends to make them easier to carry The Pikemen often formed the front line of an army Operating together they had to lower their pikes to prevent a cavalry charge from breaking the ranks The cavalrymen s

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  • NBC Revolution Sword Fighting for Self-Defense in a Fallen America
    the Lost Ark who dazzles Indiana Jones with his expert swordsmanship Indiana steps back then simply pulls out a gun and shoots the guy with the sword There may be a few times in the early days of disaster where bandits and gangs don t have a gun though perhaps earlier circumstances had caused them to fire all their bullets Or when a disaster hit they had to flee from an area and simply couldn t carry many bullets In this case you might go up against bandits and gangs armed with knives machetes baseball bats crow bars or simply hammers and hatchets anything dangerous they re able to get their hands on If you can fight with a sword you should be able to dispatch any one of these attackers Of course if there s more than one you better be really good with your sword and if there s too many you may need to simply make a run for it It all depends on how bold and skilled you are with a sword how quickly you can move with it how fast your eye hand coordination How aggressive and terrifying you are How quick you are on your feet Tips for Fighting with a Sword I ve never fought with a sword But going into battle with any kind of weapon calls for extreme determination to defeat your attackers Just as it does in hand to hand combat Fear can cause hesitation Your hesitation can bring out more aggressiveness in your attacker making you an easier opponent Training lots of training is essential for using any kind of weapon in close quarters combat If you re well trained you re going to become highly confident in your use of that specific weapon and high confidence in your skill is necessary if you want to be truly effective unless like David Samson and others from the Bible you have an anointing from God but not everyone is lucky enough to get that here on planet earth Feints fake moves can deceive your opponent helping you strike helping you time a counter strike should your opponent have a machete or a baseball bat or his own sword Good footwork can move you into striking range and then move you away before the opponent can strike back Eye hand coordination from many hours of training can make your opponent who may be untrained with a weapon seem to move slow his strikes easy to read Even if he does know how to fight if you ve spent many many hours sparring with a trained instructor you ll develop an instinct for reading an opponent how to time a counter strike where to counter strike and ultimately disable or take the life of an opponent who is trying to kill you Battle Cry Finally a sharp battle cry can add passion and aggression to your fight game even make you seem like a more threatening and skilled fighter than you really

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  • When Islam Attacks, Major U.S. Cities in Danger, Evacuate
    you may not need to do any of that So what to bring in that car of yours That s easy The stuff that you ll need no matter what the problem Supplies you ll likely need on the way back to your suburban home by foot in other words keep this stuff in a backpack in the trunk of your car We know by now you ve probably seen a lot of survival lists well here s one more list for you we ll try to keep this list to the bare essentials 1 Bottled water and a way to filter purify water 2 A small radio with batteries 3 A flashlight or headlamp 4 Something to sleep in a tent may be hard to bring with you but at least a small sleeping bag 5 2 or 3 folded heavy duty 55 gallon garbage bags which you ll use to to build a nearly waterproof shelter or even something to sleep in worn over your sleeping bag to keep out the weather 6 Duct tape to help seal your improvised garbage bag shelter if you build one But there s a trick to carrying duct tape you don t need to carry an entire roll to build your shelter Instead in advance tear off several strips approximately 5 inches each and then put one strip on a garbage bag and then layer several 4 inch strips on top of the first You now have an easy way to carry some duct tape without taking up much space in your small pack also called a get home bag 7 A change of clothes we recommend two pairs of pants and two hooded sweat shirts two sets of each so they can be worn in layers for added warmth a waterproof jacket in case of rain and a stocking cap regardless of the season Wearing a stocking cap while you sleep is a great way to stay warm when sleeping outdoors as well as wool socks on your feet 8 Dry food that doesn t spoil high calorie energy bars for example 9 A cell phone but that would probably go out on you in case of an EMP attack 10 A knife 11 A lighting device of some kind waterproof lighter Always carry at least two lighters that way you always have a spare lighter as back up 12 A state map and compass as long as you know how to use your compass kept in a Zip Lock freezer bag 13 Nukepills iodine I 131 and medications you might need 14 Further weapons for self defense depending on how you feel about that and what s legal in your area You can do sufficient damage to allow time to escape with a can of high potency pepper spray for example 15 Good shoes such as those used for cross training or trail running it s very important that your shoes lace up well so that they do not

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  • The Perfect Storm: Will Widespread Terrorist Attacks Take Down the West?
    up 10 passenger jets back in 2006 There are many more like us and many more like me ready to strike he said later In other words the World Trade Center attacks may have not been replicated yet but that doesn t mean Al Qaeda and their terrorist friends aren t trying Along with this ABC News has reported that U S officials have been collecting would be bombs from airport security and officials around the globe in an effort to bring the threat directly to the people In other words seeing is believing Said another way Osama bin Laden and his cronies even with Bin Laden in the grave nowadays would love nothing more than to put into motion a set of several airplane attacks in quick succession against U S and British interests Oh yeah and just in case you were wondering The bombs the terrorists are trying to bring onto planes are looking more and more like everyday items We re talking watches and electric toothbrushes here folks ABC NEWS 4 10 08 Exclusive Look at What TSA Says Are Terrorists Latest Tactics Mass Shootings Suicide Bombs in Shopping Malls at Sporting Events and in the Financial District Over in Israel Palestinian suicide bombers at malls and areas of high population are unfortunately an all too frequent disturbance Recently a shooting at a mall in Omaha created quite a large and terrifying stir A murderous one in fact There are always a lot of people at malls sporting events and the financial district Furthering that there are a lot of children at two of the three Nothing would spark more fear into our world than harming our children and that s exactly what these terrorists and Al Qaeda want To spark fear in us so that we retaliate In turn in their warped minds this will give them the ability to start the Holy War they so desire against the western world On top of it all there s the byproduct attached to the threat of suicide bombings in our financial districts After all if you want to bring the U S to its knees then threatening their money which would ultimately lead to stock market issues would be a major move The good thing is that security has picked up at these events and places in a big way The bad thing is that security is never foolproof And the terrorists would love nothing more than to target several of these areas along with airplanes in a Perfect wave of attacks over a short period of time Dirty Bomb Attacks in Major Cities Radiation Chemical Attacks The bottom line on dirty bombs is that they can do a ton of damage over a small area in that they re highly radioactive The term dirty bomb in fact refers to a conventional explosive like dynamite laced with radioactive residue When the bomb is set off the residue is also These explosives can kill and destroy a lot

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  • Consequence of a Major Terrorist Attack: Airport Delays
    when you re stranded at the airport due to a crisis Well in the above case the first thing you d need to ask yourself is can I go home After all the detonation of a nuclear bomb means that radiation and or fallout is in the air Thus a lot would depend on the size of the nuclear bomb and the after effects A dirty bomb utilized in this scenario would usually not be as far reaching as a larger nuclear bomb let s say Said another way depending on the situation you may or may not be able to come home If it means you re going to die on the way well let s just say that won t be in your family s best interests So you clearly need to ascertain vital information regarding the disaster To do this you could do attempt the following four things 1 Call your family It may be difficult if they re very close to the disaster to get through Keep trying though hopefully they know what to do in the case of a nuclear attack If you do get through explain that you re stranded at the airport and ask what emergency personnel are telling them If your family knows what to do in the case of nuclear fallout ex build a fallout chamber then you should feel good about their chances 2 Call extended family or friends a little farther from the situation if you can t get through to your immediate family and ask the same questions 3 Call emergency personnel just outside the area police firemen etc If that doesn t work try the Red Cross Those right in the mix of things probably won t be able to help you anytime soon they ll be quite busy 4 Get in touch with emergency personnel in your current area Miami for instance Further watch the television Now if it looks like it s dangerous to come home for a long time you re going to be stranded at the airport for a long time Thus it would be time to get a hotel room and continue to stay in contact with appropriate people and personnel to judge the situation again it doesn t help your loved ones for you to die or get extremely sick on the way in However if it looks like you ll be able to come home soon or immediately after a disaster could very well be the case if a dirty bomb were to detonate here are some things to consider How to get home when you re stranded at the airport 1 First most airlines will seat you on the next available flight if they can automatically Thus this could be an option 2 You may want to talk to those booking the flights or even the management team to guarantee that you get on the next available flight if that is an option Ever watch The Amazing Race If

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