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Being Far Away From Home When It Hits The Fan…

May 2, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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United ‘Heavy’…

It’s one thing if you’re fairly close to home if and when the SHTF (whatever that may be) but what if you’re far away from home? Some of you travel for work, perhaps requiring a flight and hotel overnights, or maybe you’re on a vacation with your family when ‘it’ happens.

Lets talk about some of the things you might do to prepare for such a circumstance – to give you a better chance to deal with the crisis being far away from home and/or to get back home during a worst-case-scenario…

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2016-04-30)

April 30, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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rabbits and squirrels – oh my…

This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your Fiat Paper into tangible practical assets 😉

The more who comment, the more that’s spread around for the benefit of all…

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When The ‘S’ Hits The Fan For Real…

April 29, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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image: ‘Lights Out’ by Ted Koppel

Lets say it’s Friday. You switched on the TV News while going about your morning routines around the house while getting ready for work. You’re in the kitchen finishing the last sip of coffee when you hear one of the alphabet channel ‘talking heads’ report something about a cyber-attack somewhere in the northeast where part of the power grid apparently went down.

Having recently read Ted Koppel’s book, Lights Out, the thoughts running through your head are those of surprise and almost disbelief, but somewhere inside your emotions there’s an assumption that they’ll get it figured out and the grid back up. They always do…

You head off to work…

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What Are Your Favorite Alternative News & Information Sources – Websites?

April 28, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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Having recently posted the article, The Mainstream Mass Media versus Alternative News,
I thought that it would be a good idea to renew / update the following original article on favorite alternative news and/or informational websites and other sources beyond the mainstream mass media (originally posted during 2014).

So lets here from you in the comment section below and I’ll update the list of your original recommendations by adding in your new and current choices (at least those sources that get at least two or more recommendations).

With that said, the following is the original text:

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Burglar Entry Through 1st Floor Window Air Conditioner

April 28, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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During the summer months a widely overlooked security vulnerability in the home is something that is hiding in plain sight — and especially noticeable to a burglar.

One potentially easy way that a burglar may gain access to your home is through the window after pushing in the window air-conditioner on the 1st-floor.

When the weather warms up, the window air-conditioners are installed. How many of you have at least one window air-conditioner on the 1st floor of your home?

Have you ever thought about how easy it might be for a burglar to push/force in a window air-conditioner unit and gain entry to your home when you’re away?

Here’s what you can do about it:

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A Good Solar Oven For Supplemental Cooking

April 27, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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What’s a good solar oven? The one that you have! You might have already discovered that there are all sorts of solar oven cookers out there, including methods to do it yourself – to make your own.

There’s nothing like utilizing the free energy from the sun! There comes a satisfying feeling of self-sufficiency whenever you can harness natural energy sources outside of the grid. And a solar oven cooker is one of those things…

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The Mainstream Mass Media versus Alternative News

April 26, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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It is well established that most Americans do not trust the mainstream (mass) media (supported by Gallup polls and others – look it up…). It’s no wonder since most recognize that they are all owned and controlled by the same handful of corporations who are themselves integrated into the establishment as controllers and persuaders of our perceived realities…

For those who even have time to watch or read some of the so called mainstream ‘news’, the fact is that what they’re presented with becomes what they ‘think’ is important. The very carefully orchestrated ‘news’ is presented to ‘adjust’ our reality of the issues which are deemed ‘important’, and they are often repeated as such until the message is driven home (7 times and it becomes ‘truth’?).

It is blatantly obvious to most Americans that the mainstream news media has an agenda which is very much bent to the left. They regularly attack (sometimes egregiously while often with clever subtlety) many values of the independent-minded, conservative, or ‘right’. There’s not even any argument about this fact.

It is also blatantly obvious that the mass media are lapdogs of the political establishment. Very seldom is there a legitimate challenge made by anyone in the mainstream news media of .gov (particularly ‘.gov-left’). This is NOT healthy for we the people. Mass media messaging has essentially become pure propaganda. For those of you who know history, does this sound familiar? It doesn’t end well…

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