1. dreadmoon

    WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS ANY MORE!

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    It is no exaggeration at all to say that the global economy is in totally uncharted waters. Consider that throughout history nations have borrowed money, and paid interest, rather than being relegated to simply printing money. Today, however, governments have so over-extended themselves that they have trouble finding buyers for...
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    OBTAINING AND STORING CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE

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    Many preppers are storing calcium hypochlorite because a small quantity of this chemical enables you to create enough bleach to purify a typical family’s drinking water for YEARS. The use of calcium hypochlorite also solves the problem posed by bleach losing it strength over time. Anyone choosing to store this...
  3. dreadmoon

    HISTORY IS NOT REPEATING:

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    There are those who would argue that the current world situation is simply part of some enormous, multi-decade social cycle that must occasionally play itself out. Such individuals may suggest, for example, that the US is currently going through the same cycle it previously experienced during the days between Presidents...
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    Disinfecting with Bleach

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    The definition of the word ‘disinfect’ is “to clean something, especially by using a chemical substance, so as to kill all viruses, bacteria and other microbes”. As important as soap is in its critical role of maintaining personal hygiene, in a post-disaster scenario disinfecting surfaces (particularly those surfaces used for...
  5. dreadmoon

    Something Wicked this Way Comes

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    With a world economy in tatters, unstable global stock markets and an upcoming US presidential election it is impossible not to speculate about the future. There is so much chaos and instability throughout the world that any specific outcome is impossible to predict, however one thing that can be pretty...
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    The Carrington Event

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    On September 1, 1859 a huge solar storm, which later came to be known as the “Carrington Event”, struck the Earth. The resulting electromagnetic pulse destroyed telegraph lines and equipment throughout the United States. It was said that sparks flew from some equipment, and some telegraph lines actually caught fire....
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    THE IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING

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    Many people, when confronted with the notion of preparing for a major disaster, simply shrug and reply that they have neither the time, the budget, nor the physical storage space to prepare for a disaster that may never materialize. However, while the development of a good plan does require time,...
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    PREPPER BUSINESSES

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    In the aftermath of a major disaster that disrupts the economy there may still be opportunities for those who are properly positioned to make a living. Many of those opportunities will be oriented towards “fixing what is broken”. If civilization does not totally collapse then there will be a surge...
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    WATER FILTERS AND PORE SIZE

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    The ability of water filter elements to remove harmful bacteria from a water source is directly related to the ‘pore size’ of the material through which the water flows. Sizes for the most common disease-causing bacteria; anthrax, botulinum, e.coli, listeria, streptococci and staphylococci range between 0.5-1.0 microns across. Hence, a...