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A Major Bank Says Global Meltdown Scenario Is The Most Likely

September 28, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


This bank knows the crash is coming, and is preemptively blaming China – although China’s tail-spinning economy is a symptom of the global demise which has been taking place right before our eyes.

More and more high profile people and entities have been sounding the alarm, while the most recent, the Daiwa Institute of Research (part of Daiwa Securities Group – the second largest investment bank in Japan) released a technical report during September which (among other things) issued an underlying and seemingly apocalyptic warning…

Of all the possible risk scenarios the meltdown scenario is, realistically speaking, the most likely to occur…If China’s economy, the second largest in the world, were to lapse into a meltdown situation…the effect would more than likely send the world economy into a tailspin. It’s impact could be the worst the world has ever seen.”

‘Daiwa’ quote as reported earlier this month at

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2015-09-26)

September 26, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

(Sampson (a few weeks ago) lounging while I was fishing)

Another week is behind us as we head into the Fall season. The air is getting a bit crisper up here in the north country while the mornings this past week have flirted with the freezing mark (no frost yet…). Fall brings on a renewed urgency to get the outdoor projects done before the snow flies (after last year, I don’t like thinking about the ‘S’ word). I always seem to have way more projects on my wish list than I have nearly the time to complete (or to begin!), but I’m happy that I’ve made good progress this year. I just hope that this shaky world will hold together yet another year so I can continue my plans…

What about you? Has the onset of the ‘Fall’ season affected you yet? Those of you who live in the South are probably still basking in the summer heat ? 😉

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Augason Farms – Food In Pouches

September 26, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Augason Farms (a family owned leader in the food storage industry for over 40 years) has recently introduced a new product line (pouches) consisting of a variety of foods (listed below) which may fit well with your food storage plans – be it at home, camping, or in an emergency kit (vehicle, pack, or other such kit).

The great thing about their food pouches is that all you need to do is add water. Additionally, for the price – you get lots of calories compared to some other alternatives.

Here’s a quick review of three of the many new food pouches that they have:

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10 Essential Items in a Survival Kit

September 25, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Here is a list of 10 essential items which you might choose as a minimum to start any survival kit. Then build up and tailor the kit from there – depending on a specific purpose (for the kit), your personal preferences, etc..

When deciding what to include in a survival kit, first think about where you’re going to use it. Is it for your car? In your backpack on a day hike? A week-long camping trip? A bug-out bag with 72-hour previsions? etc. This will alter what you might choose to include.

Also think about the resources that may already be available in the area where you plan to be. This again will affect the decisions that you make as to what to include in the kit.

The following items are intended to present ideas to spark your own thoughts:

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12 Lifesaving Canning Rules

September 24, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


When it’s that time of year for canning your garden bounty, or when canning anytime of year while taking advantage of sale prices on food, before you pull out your canner and fire up your stove, first take a look at these 12 lifesaving canning rules…

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Alternate Routes And Roads To Be Traveled If TSHTF

September 23, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Most people drive the same routes and roads everywhere they normally go — typically the quickest to their destination and are the roads well traveled.

The question is, if something were to happen that bogs and clogs the mainstream routes, would you know any alternate routes to get where you’re going? During an evacuation or bug-out event, will the masses choose the popular routes and roads that are most often traveled?

The answer is, YES, people are mostly creatures of habit while also suffering from normalcy bias coupled with a lack of situational awareness and critical thinking ability.

As a preparedness-minded critical thinking person yourself, you can ‘outsmart’ these sheeple by having a preconceived plan of alternate routes for multiple destinations that you may be seeking – depending on your circumstances…

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Road Atlas Map For Each State

September 23, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


It’s a good idea to keep a map or road atlas for your state (and surrounding states where you may travel) in your vehicle as a backup to your GPS navigation system. From a preparedness point of view, a hard copy map or road atlas can’t be beat…

A GPS navigation system requires power, operational satellites, and good weather conditions. Under normal circumstances this is not a problem; but there are circumstances in which your GPS may not function. It is good preparedness to have (road and/or topographical) maps with local, state, and national coverage – any of which could assist you during ordinary travel, evacuation, or ‘bug-out’.

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