The immediate psychological effects of a thermonuclear explosion – a surface burst of nuclear weapons that suck millions of tons of pulverized and radioactive earth into the air – will be outright terror.
An intense earthquake swarm started several days ago under Bardarbunga volcano, located under the northwestern part of Iceland’s largest ice cap (Vatnajokkull). The earthquake swarm is continuing at high intensity at the moment.
Bardarbunga is a large volcano, and had its last major eruption in 1477 when it produced a huge ash and pumice fall-out. If that eruption were to have occurred today, it would have major effects on life in Iceland, neighboring countries in Europe, and would shut down air travel in that part of the world.
Will it happen again? It seems likely…
Here’s a quick ‘basics’ for emergency food storage ’101′. Usually the first thing a newbie prepper does is to start building food storage.
Building an emergency supply of food storage is one of the easiest things to do because food is readily available (at this time) and you have a wide variety of foods and prices to pick and choose from – based on how much you want to spend.
When choosing what you will add to your food storage, consider that there are several purposes (use-scenarios) where and how it may be used, as follows:
The SHTF scenario is this: There has been a complete societal collapse and the vast majority of the population (who were unprepared) are desperate, suffering, and struggling to survive. There had been many ‘triggers’ set to fire-off the inevitable collapse, any of which would have ended the world as we know it. One of them went off and tipped over all the dominoes.
Without focusing on the circumstance which brought it all down, let’s focus on the aftermath and the question of letting others (or not) into your ‘retreat’, your BOL (bug out location), your home (wherever that is – assuming you’re supplied and safe).
Will you let anyone into your retreat after the SHTF?
If yes, then who?
If you’ve ever considered (for your food storage) a premix of dry ingredients for breads, cakes, cookies, etc. and storing the combination in individual bags or mason jars (etc.) for storage purposes – here’s my opinion regarding potential long term food storage issues of a premix.
If this series of images (which visualize the United States national debt) doesn’t sink in, then I don’t know what will…
During the night, a TV appears as a flickering shimmer of colors and hues against a window, shade, or curtain, as viewed from the outside. It sends a message (to the outside) that someone is home, watching TV. A home burglar looking for a vacant home to burglarize – will move on…
Home security and burglar deterrence should be thought of in ‘layers’. In addition to deterrents such as outdoor motion lights, security stickers & placards, deadbolts, bump-proof locks, long screws in your door strike-plate, an x-large dog bowl on the front porch, a real or fake security camera, etc., consider what the INSIDE of your home looks like as viewed from the OUTSIDE to a potential burglar.
I came across the following ‘Fake TV’, which I now use as part of my overall home security plan when I’m away from home. It is very effective…