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January 31, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


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Updated: JAN 31, 2016
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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2016-01-30)

January 30, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


This weekly post is open forum (any topic) enabling you to voice your opinions, concerns, questions, and to also let others know what you have done this week for your preparedness.
The more who comment, the more ideas that are spread around for the benefit of all…

We are living in extraordinary times.

Current events and volatility both here and around the globe scream out at us each and every week. If I focused this blog on current events alone, I would have plenty of material for sure…

While it is easy to get discouraged and ‘down’ on the reality of what’s really going on out there – you can find peace to an extent if you have prepared for the many uncertainties that we face. We cannot change what is to come, but we can change how we will face it when it comes.

With that said, what have you been doing this week? Care to add to the discussion?

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Will An Upcoming Black Swan Event Bring It All Down?

January 29, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


What is a Black Swan event?

You’ve probably heard the phrase before – ‘Black Swan’. But what is it?

It is an event that (especially today) you should comprehend, because it could be the one that might ‘bring it all down’…

A Black Swan event:

1. It is a surprise – an aberration – outside of regular expectations.
2. It has severe and extreme impact.

After it has occurred, we tend to explain that it was predictable – but only ‘after the fact’…

You might say that the risk of a Black Swan event becomes much higher as it relates to more complicated systems. The thing is – today’s modern way of life is deeply and utterly dependent upon many, many complicated systems. Never, ever before have so many people had a reliance on so many external (out of their control) dependencies, and never before have we been at so much risk because of it.

A single Black Swan event has the potential to break the system as we know it, and we don’t even know it yet…

Here’s an example:
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SNO-SEAL Original Beeswax Best Waterproofing For Boots

January 28, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


This morning I used the infamous ‘SNO-SEAL’ beeswax on my crusty old Timberland leather work boots. In my experience it is the best waterproofing for boots all season long.

As you can see in the picture above, they were used and abused this past year (actually I’ve had these boots for a number of years – although I somewhat rotate what I wear), and they were badly in need of some protection and waterproofing.

Protection for one’s feet (boots!) is VERY important when it comes to preparedness acquisitions, especially since in a time of (collapse?) SHTF, or even normal times while living more self-sufficient (rugged?) – you will certainly be using your feet more often and probably in harsh conditions.

Regularly treating your leather work boots (any leather, not just work boots) with SNO-SEAL is cheap insurance to help keep your feet dry – and to help protect the leather…

Here’s how it works:

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Systemic Risk Of The 80 Percent Who Live In Urban Centers

January 27, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


We are witnessing major societal disruptions around the globe while financial and geo-political tensions are growing in all Western democracies. The Western world is essentially bankrupt and the cumulative total debt is politically and mathematically impossible to repay. The enormous systemic risks surrounding this fact alone should be enough to motivate a critical-thinking person into action – but unfortunately most are asleep.

There is a looming and never before seen crisis about to hit us square in the face. Many can ‘feel’ it, and some of them are doing their best to insulate themselves and their families from the societal and supply-chain disruptions that will hit us all when the bubble bursts.

I have viewed surveys and census which show that apparently and approximately 80% of Americans today live in urban / metro centers. That’s more than 280 million people. Think about that for a minute… All of these people depend absolutely and fully on a very sophisticated supply chain system in order to literally sustain their life and their way of life.

How many of these people have ever considered their utter and total vulnerability of these supply chains (and the serious and potentially deadly risks that are intertwined within)?

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Have You Prepared For Losing Your Job In The Upcoming Depression?

January 26, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


One of the most important set of plans and preparations that you can make today, are those of a hypothetical job loss (you, or your spouse).

If you are one of the minority who actually follows and knows the reality of our current economic situation, then you of all people should know that ‘when’ this global bubble bursts – there will be job loss on a grand scale as many businesses go under while many others will struggle to stay afloat.

When that happens, will you or your spouse be one of the many who will lose their job?

Have you thought about that, and have you made any plans for that?

Are you ready? Time is short…

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Bake Soil to Pasteurize Before Germinating Seeds

January 25, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin


Make (Prepare) Your Own Soil To Germinate Seeds

A ‘do it yourself’ soil treatment for germinating seeds.

If you buy ‘special’ soil at the store for germinating seeds, it has most likely been through a pasteurizing process (not to be confused with sterilized).

You might wonder why it may help to germinate seeds in soil that has been through a pasteurization process… It’s because the process eliminates some of the organisms and spores that could harm your seedlings. The process will eliminate most diseases, weeds, insects, weed seeds, and fungi in the soil.

It is also safe practice to pasteurize regular potting soil bought from the store prior to planting seeds, although they do make special purpose potting mixes for germination.

The do-it-yourself procedure is pretty simple. Here’s how:

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