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Ebola Biological Warfare – A Pandemic Nightmare

July 25, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


While you may not know it (this is not reported widely), the wost ever Ebola outbreak is sweeping through west Africa and is apparently raging out of control – while the worst news is that the virus may spill out of Africa into other continents – as exemplified by one of the latest to possibly have been struck by the deadly virus.

The head doctor who was tasked with containing the virus has himself apparently contracted it – while in a ‘megacity’ of 21 million people (Lagos, Nigeria). The thing is, he collapsed on arrival at Lagos airport from Liberia. The man (in his 40′s) is currently being tested.

Keyword: AIRPORT

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If You Could Only Take 5 Tools With You In An Outdoor Survival Scenario – What Would They Be?

July 24, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


A question for all who come across this post – If all you could take with you are five tools in an outdoor survival scenario – what would they be?

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Lightning Strike Risk And Safety

July 24, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


Lightning fatalities are highest among those who are fishing, boating, camping, and on the beach – even higher than lightning fatality statistics of golfers (NWS statistics).

Many lightning victims were seeking shelter when they were struck because they waited too long before seeking safety. Many believe that they are safe from a lightning strike because the thunderstorm is not yet overhead.

The thing is, when you hear thunder, even a distant rumble, you are already within striking distance of a potentially deadly lightning bolt – even a bolt from the blue.

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Outside Your Comfort Zone – Overcome The Path Of Least Resistance

July 23, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


We as humans will often take the path of least resistance – literally and emotionally.

We will walk the straightest line to where we’re going – we will do ‘it’ the easiest way or the same way we’ve always done it before – and we will typically do the least amount of work possible to achieve a goal or requirement.

Is this hindering the way many of us experience real life to the fullest? I think so…

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10 Things People Will Miss Most Without Electricity At Home

July 22, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


To go without electricity for a couple of hours is a bad enough experience for most, but imagine the horror if the power grid were to stay down for days, or even weeks!

Can you imagine the unthinkable and challenge yourself to consider life without electricity for 1-year or more (e.g. SHTF after an EMP cluster)?

The resulting shock to today’s modern man (and woman) would not only be an emotional jolt, but could quickly turn into a life threatening reality for those who have not prepared for such an occurrence. It could be life threatening even for those who have prepared!

Without electricity (even for a short time), these ten things will be high on the list for most people; the things that will be missed the most based on the modern lifestyle of today…
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Calculate Gallons Of Rainwater Runoff From A Tarp

July 22, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


When it rains, there is a stunning amount of water that falls from the sky, and it adds up very quickly for every square foot that you capture and collect from runoff (as from a tarp).

For survival and preparedness, or for the purposes of simply collecting rainwater for your various uses, having a method of capturing the rain will potentially provide you with a large quantity of water.

Here’s how much rainwater you can collect and a chart from having calculated gallons of water based on inches (or fractions of an inch) of rainfall.

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Is ExPatriation The Way For Patriots?

July 21, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin


I have been coming across more and more articles written about those who expatriate (leave the country), or the concept of expatriation – written by either expat’s themselves or by those who apparently long to expatriate from the United States (for sociopolitical reasons).

In the context of leaving the United States due to the quagmire we’re in – and while the notion of moving to a (better?) country or place may seem inviting for some, I generally disagree with the notion. Here’s why…

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