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Will Planned Chaos At Inauguration & US Streets Spiral Out Of Control?

January 16, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

image: OathKeepers

There is a highly organized plan that has been set in motion – a last ditch effort to disrupt and even stop the public inauguration of the next president of the United States.

There is a clear and stated intention to trigger massive chaos and disruption in Washington DC and all around the United States as apparent coordinated tactics are carried out en mass.

From the ‘Disrupt J20’ website,

We’re planning a series of massive direct actions that will shut down the Inauguration ceremonies and any related celebrations–the Inaugural parade, the Inaugural balls, you name it.

We’re also planning to paralyze the city itself, using blockades and marches to stop traffic and even public transit.

We don’t ask permission or put our faith in electoral politics, instead, we use our bodies to stop the smooth operation of the system we oppose.

We fully support the massive and spontaneous eruption of resistance across the United States.

Who is behind it all? Do they hope to ignite a ‘real’ civil war?
Are Patriots planning resistance?

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Remedies For A Dry Cough

January 15, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

A dry cough may continue after other symptoms of a cold disappear and clear out. If this is you, remedies are likely on your ‘to-do’ list since the irritation of any dry cough is something that you’re hoping will go away soon. It can even keep you up at night (as many of you likely already know)!

Here are a few ‘how-to’ remedies for a dry cough:

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-1-14)

January 14, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

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) currency into tangible assets 😉

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

Note: We appreciate that you stay on-topic with your article comments during the week. However for any ‘off topic’ comments, use this most recent Saturday open-forum article,
‘What did you do for your preparedness this week?’

Note: Read the most recent (150) comments (from all articles) on the ‘Discussion’ page.

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The Wind In The Trees

January 14, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

During a particular cold snowy day as we eyed through the frosty edged windows, the house quivered and shook from the blasts of cruel winds.

We are drawn to venture out into the powerful force, its grueling winds roaring through the forest of Spruce and Birch.

Thoroughly rural, not another dwelling or soul around, we are deeply struck by nature’s fury and power.

We stand there in solitude.

A sense of awe and uneasiness tightens its grip as the incredible pitching sounds of strong ripping winds bend trees and all in its way.

The relentless roar crescendos on whipping gusts and random waves of rips and currents.

We both feel very small.

-Ken J.

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New Improved Eneloop Rechargeable Battery AA & AAA

January 13, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

There’s a new battery in town. It’s an improved ‘best’ new rechargeable battery (AA-size & AAA-size). It’s made by the same manufacturer of the previous ‘best’ rechargeable battery (Panasonic Eneloop), who has increased their battery performance such that their new ‘Pro’ version AA & AAA now holds more energy capacity than ever before.

I have been using Panasonic Eneloop rechargeable batteries for many years in some of my electronic gadgets including flashlights, portable AM/FM Shortwave radios, 2-way handheld communications radios, and more…

The previous version of their batteries (still available) have been working out well and NONE of them have ever failed me.

I am excited that they have built on their reputation with newer battery technology, enabling a higher energy storage capacity packed inside their AA & AAA’s. I believe that the ‘trade-off’ for this extra capacity is very minimal, and I’ll explain why…

Here are some specifics, and a few thoughts on where these rechargeable batteries will shine…

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Survival Medicine Handbook

January 12, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

“There may come a day when emergency personnel may not be available to save your life or that of your loved ones. In this situation YOU will be the end of the line when it comes to the medical well being of your family. Do you have the knowledge and training to take on that responsibility?”

Source: The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook (1st Edition)

UPDATE: Note the 2nd & 3rd Edition listed below…


An often overlooked skill-set for ’emergency preparedness’ is that of First Aid. It is taken for granted in our modern world where most of us are assured of modern health care. However in a post-modern world (e.g. collapse), things would be very different. Even a basic understanding of first aid should be a requirement for all preppers.

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The More Complex Our Society The More Vulnerable For Catastrophe

January 11, 2017, by Ken Jorgustin

At a bare minimum we have become more vulnerable for ‘disruption’ as our society has become more complex. But it doesn’t stop there. Perhaps more accurately we might say that ‘catastrophe’ or ‘meltdown’ are better words to describe our vulnerability from the systemic risks that are built-in to our modern way of life.

Things, life, our way of life, used to be much simpler. There was a time when we as a society and we as individuals had more tangible control of the things that affect our survivability. Today however ‘things’ are much more complex and complicated. Our survivability is very much reliant upon very complex technologies, and without them most of us would surely perish.

Is the populace at large aware of these dangerous systemic risks?
Answer: No.

Would they even care about it if someone explained to them?
Answer: No.

Why not?
Answer: Normalcy bias. ‘Too busy’ for that nonsense…

For the rest, is their rationale to proactively offset these risks?
Answer: Absolutely, yes!

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