"I’ve noticed an increase in the defeatist tone among activists lately. Many are realizing that the current system cannot be salvaged, and they get angry at the lack of answers and give up hope. I’ve been there. We all have. Yes, the system is tightening its control as more people begin to see it for what it is. Yes, mathematically and rationally, the system is nearing collapse. But the fix will not be found with anger and predictions of doom, and the fix will not come from petitioning a lawmaker, a regulator, or a sheriff. The fix can only come from you. It’s true that it is nearly impossible to completely opt out of the system. The Matrix is all around us, embedded in our very survival. However, that doesn’t mean we should not do what we can to limit our exposure to the decaying system. The more you depend on a system you despise, the more you will be hurt by it. Therefore, it’s vital to find ways to opt out to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Here are ten ways to opt out of the system:"
"Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is responsible for the new flu shot rules, which were quietly proposed last year around this time, just three weeks before the end of Bloomberg’s reign of terror. At the time, many protesters loudly opposed it, including representatives from the Autism Action Network (AAN). “The Bloomberg administration is wildly exaggerating the benefit of the flu shot and we think they are wildly underestimating the risks involved with it,” stated John Gilmore, executive director of AAN, last December. Though some suspected that the city’s new ruling monarch would overturn this hideous assault on personal liberty, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s regime appears to be going right along with it, even though many local parents aren’t planning to comply."
"Once a severe financial crisis is evident, governments can close banks, restrict the amount of money that can be withdrawn and enact specific periods for withdrawal of money from banks and other institutions. If you have money in a bank, you may be unable to withdraw that money for long periods. This happened in the United States in 1933 under the Emergency Banking Act. The above described would not be the only problem the average citizen could encounter once the government enacts certain rules, laws and regulations already on the books once the economy collapses. One question is why suffer now when you do not have to. Being prepared is not the same as living now as if things have collapsed around you already. It is merely being ready for when it does collapse."
"When it comes to emergency medicine for preppers, everybody is already aware of the extraordinary usefulness of things like nano silver, fish antibiotics and off-the-shelf antiseptics such as povidone iodine. Here, I’ve decided to reveal five little-known emergency medicine items you probably never thought about acquiring for your preps. These are all lifesaving items that most people may not even realize are medicine in the first place."
"In this article, I raise important questions about the Non-GMO Project (twitter) and its famous butterfly seal of approval on food products. The Non-GMO Project is, by far, the largest testing program of its kind in North America. For example, Whole Foods has submitted thousands of its products for verification, so their stores can display the Project seals. What does the seal actually say? The butterfly seal literally reads: “NON-GMO Project VERIFIED.” I haven’t changed the capital letters or the lower-case letters. So I’ll ask: which words do your eyes go to? The words in all-caps? Read only the words in all-caps. What do you get? “NON-GMO VERIFIED.” That suggests the product in question contains no GMOs, doesn’t it? But this is not the case, as I’ll show in a minute."
"By now, you have friends and family who are aware of your prepping tendencies. In fact, I’m willing to bet you’ve heard at least some variation of, “If something does happen, I’m coming to your place.” As you continue on your path of disaster readiness, you’ll hear that quite a bit. I’m a big proponent of community survival. By that, I mean I believe that the odds of survival are greatly enhanced when you have a group of people working at it, rather than just going it alone. So I’m not necessarily opposed to having certain people show up after a disaster hits . . . as long as they know what they’re getting into. A fellow prepper, we’ll call him “Nick,” drafted a letter that he’s given to select family and friends. These are people who are likely to show up, and their presence would be welcome for a variety of reasons. Here’s my own variation on that letter."
"Just because preppers live in an understanding and climate of preparedness, doesn’t mean the rest of the nation is going to instantly become preppers when an “event” happens. Many will be stunned, shocked, waiting on the government, not realizing the severity of the situation. In those hours and maybe even days of an approaching event, it will be a good time to top off or get those items that you still might need."
"This article is directed to those that choose or for other reasons need to shelter in place. The water requirements for those bugging out vs. sheltering in place are vastly different. The biggest needs of water for sheltering in place are sanitation and food preparation. If you live in the city either large or small your problems are much larger and require a great deal of planning and preparation. Living in a single family home with a yard gives you many more options than those that live in an apartment. To those living in an apartment, my suggestion is to have a plan to get to family or friends that live in a single family home. Each situation is different and you need to plan and study as to what you will do to provide for yourself and your family. Reading various survival blogs not enough is being said about water needs. Survival Blogs have had some very good articles concerning storage of water. If you have not taken the time to read them, now is the time. Some of the articles talk about the need to have one gallon of water per person per day. This is unrealistic for those sheltering in place. Planning for a long term grid down situation requires a different mindset than planning for a short term disaster."
"With worsening sanitation and hygiene, there will likely be an increase in infectious disease, many of which cause diarrhea. Diarrhea is defined as frequent loose bowel movements. If a person has 3 liquid stools in a row, it’s important to watch for signs of dehydration. Diarrhea lasting less than three weeks is usually related to an infection, and is known as Acute Diarrhea. Chronic Diarrhea lasts longer than three weeks and is more likely related to disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome. Diarrhea, generally, is a common ailment which should go away on its own with attention to rehydration methods. In aome circumstances, however, diarrhea can be a life-threatening condition. Over 80,000 soldiers perished in the Civil War, not from bullets, but from dehydration related to diarrheal disease."
"For some, food and water may seem like the most important items to carry with you when trying to survive in the wilderness. While they are definitely vital towards keeping you alive throughout your time spent away from the normal resources you’re accommodated to, ensuring that, should you fall wounded, you have some way to halt the bleeding, is an essential. Having a first aid kit at the ready with bandaging, wraps, blood clotting remedies, and other various medical devices can be a handy thing to bring along in case of an emergency. In some cases, however, spontaneous disasters happen and you are left to work with you’ve got on hand, which unfortunately isn’t always a full first aid kit. Tripping over things, bumping into objects, and even accidentally moving a body part the wrong way can result in cuts or abrasions along your skin. In the middle of a situation where other solutions are not available, as odd as it may sound, black pepper can help to prevent and stop your scrape from bleeding. Contrary to popular belief this method will not hurt you and the pepper does not sting your skin. Simply grind up some black pepper to the finest point possible, as its natural and helpful properties are best utilized this way, and press it firmly to the open wound. Covering it with a bandage or wrap is the best way to keep it actively working to stop you from bleeding."
"There are effective herbal remedies for all sorts of injuries and illnesses, but there are some conditions that most people tend to forget about: things like addiction and mental illness, for example, are often overlooked. In terms of addiction to substances like alcohol, prescription medications, and illicit drugs, there are some ways that herbal preparations and other natural remedies can be used to ease the pain that comes with withdrawal and recovery. There are several herbal preparations that make good additions to the herbal first aid kit, for this reason as well as other benefits. Drug and alcohol addiction can have dangerous consequences in any society, but if the Event happens the results are potentially even more dire: no cushy rehabs to fall back on, and the likelihood is that the availability of prescription medicines that help with recovery from substance abuse will reduce as time goes by. Most important of all, someone who's affected by addiction is likely to have a reduced ability to survive in the aftermath of a serious disaster situation, not only because of the addiction itself, but because of the debilitating effects of addictive substances, including loss of mental alertness, and reduction in physical fitness. If someone you know right now has been affected by substance abuse problems in the past—or if it's something you yourself have struggled with—it's important to know how to deal with such problems naturally, without the use of prescription medicines and other artificial aids that are currently in common use."
"We can’t tell whether fresh water it is safe to drink by looking at it. Unless, for example, the water is obviously stagnant, dirty or oily we cannot visually determine the presence of some of the potential contaminants. Even if the water looks clean, it may be contaminated. Over the years while leading people in the outdoors and teaching courses in wilderness skills, I’ve found that most uncertainty about how to treat water comes from a lack of clarity over what the problems might be. This is due, at least in part, to the marketing surrounding the many water-purification products aimed at the outdoors user. The better your understanding of the potential contaminants, the better equipped you will be in determining the solution. Don’t be baffled by scientific terminology or over-technical marketing hype. There are five categories of contaminants you may need to eliminate from fresh water to make it safe to drink:
- Chemical pollutants"