The Amazing Story of the 1938 New England Hurricane



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As hurricane season is heavy upon us

the weather experts are predicting a very tumultuous month ahead. This harrowing tale of a historic hurricane in New England back in 1938 serves a stark reminder of the power of mother nature as well as the prevailing strength of the human spirit.

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10 Impressive Doomsday Bunkers



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Apocalypse 2012WW3 is breaking out, the nuclear bombs are going off, where would you go? You may not know, but powerful individuals around the world have a plan in case of such event, and it doesn’t include you. In an EOTW scenario, mega-bunkers have been quietly built for the last 60 years, ensuring that world leaders and government structures will continue, no matter what.

There are so many underground bunkers we could explore, but we chose to focus on the largest and most significant underground facilities that we know of. Most underground bunkers that become public end up being abandoned, so most if not all of these locations won’t be the primary bunkers for government leaders when the SHTF. But we can at least get an idea of the size, precision and vastness of these subterranean cities and the networks that connect them. Let’s take a look a look at 10 very impressive doomsday bunkers.

1. Mount Weather

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Mount Weather, also known as the “Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center” is described as a civilian command facility in the heart of Virginia. It is also used as the center of operations for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). This site is known to be a major relocation site, which would serve as one primary location for the Continuity of Operations Plan. If the President or FEMA were to make an announcement over the Emergency Alert System, it would likely come from here.

Interesting Fact
This location was discovered when TWA Flight 514, crashed into Mount Weath on Dec. 1st 1974.

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Self Rescue: When Staying Put to Survive Isn’t an Option



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(Stay or go? A fundamental precept

of urban and wilderness survival is that during or after an emergency and/or survival situation, you should stay put so rescuers can find you. But what happens if that isn’t a possibility?

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What if a tornado or hurricane just happened, the emergency personnel are overwhelmed or non-existent, and you know there is no possibility of rescue?

Or suppose an accident occurs in a remote wilderness area with no potential for a rescue? What do you do in a situation where you have to rescue yourself? How do you tell the difference? How do you make the decision to stay or go?

In this article, survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt looks at the mental and physical processes of  self-rescue. – Leon).

By Peter Kummerfeldt

Definition of “Self-rescue.” Getting yourself out of trouble without having to put other people at risk to rescue you.

If you work or recreate in the outdoors, sooner or later you may find yourself at the fork-in-the-road,  having to decide if you should attempt to get yourself out of trouble or wait to be rescued. You should always be prepared to self-rescue and not rely on others to come to your aid.  Always remember that when you call for help you are putting other people’s lives on the line! Continue reading

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Dirt! The Movie



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A look at man’s relationship with Dirt. Dirt and humans couldn’t be closer. We started our journey together as stardust, swirled by cosmic forces into our galaxy, solar system, and planet. We are made of the same stuff. Four billion years of evolution created dirt as the living source of all life on Earth including humans. Dirt has given us food, shelter, fuel, medicine, ceramics, flowers, cosmetics and color –everything needed for our survival.

A millennial shift in consciousness about the environment offers a beacon of hope – and practical solutions. Around the globe, pioneers are coming together to save earth’s last natural resource. Tiny villages rise up to battle giant corporations slaughtering their land. Scientists discover connections with soil that can balance global warming. Generation X brands organic farming as trendy and children begin to eat from edible school yards. Inmates find inner peace and job skills in a prison horticulture program. Medical researchers explore dirt’s capacity to provide solutions to such devastating health crises as AIDS. Major religions are rediscovering the reverence for the natural world that unites them all. Uses animation, vignettes, personal accounts and story telling.

This link will allow you to watch the English documentary for free but it does have subtitles. You may also purchase the original version without subtitles here

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Nuclear Fallout Survival Gear



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Updated 8/14/17

As tensions continue to rise between the United States and North Korea over their nuclear weapons testing I thought now would be a great time to remind everyone about the importance of being prepared for nuclear fallout. Although most average middle class Americans can’t afford to go out and buy the best chemical protection suit with built in respirator there are some reasonable, cheap alternatives we can use to protect ourselves.

Keep in mind that if a nuclear disaster were to occur most of the protective gear would be bought out in a matter of minutes so it’s important to prepare yourself now so that it’s ready when you need it.  I remember when the earthquake hit Fukushima back in 2011 we sold out our supply of anti-radiation tablets in under an hour, prompting me to write an entire article about alternatives to potassium iodide.

Here is a list of some excellent survival gear that would be extremely helpful in a nuclear fallout situation. Continue reading

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Post-Collapse Barter Items And Trade Skills



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Updated 8/15/17: The concept of private barter and alternative economies has been so far removed from our daily existence here in America that the very idea of participating in commerce without the use of dollars or without the inclusion of corporate chains seems almost outlandish to many people. However, the fact remains that up until very recently (perhaps the last three to four decades) barter and independent trade was commonplace in this country. Without it, many families could not have survived.

Whether we like it or not, such economic methods will be making a return very soon, especially in the face of a plunging dollar, inflating wholesale prices, erratic investment markets, and unsustainable national debts. It is inevitable; financial collapse of the mainstream system ALWAYS leads to secondary markets and individual barter. We can wait until we are already in the midst of collapse and weighted with desperation before we take action to better our circumstances, or, we can prepare now for what we already know is coming.

In today’s “modern” globalist economy, we have relied upon centralized and highly manipulated trade, forced interdependency, senseless and undisciplined consumption, endless debt creation, welfare addiction, and the erosion of quality, as a means to sustain a system that ultimately is DESIGNED to erode our freedoms not to mention our ability to effectively take care of ourselves. We have been infantized by our financial environment. In the near future, those who wish to live beyond a meager staple of government handouts (if any are even given) will be required to make a 180 degree reversal from their current lifestyle of dependency and immediate gratification towards one of self sufficiency, personal entrepreneurship, quality trade, and a mindset of necessity, rather than unfounded excess.

This means that each and every one of us will not only be driven to form barter networks outside the designated confines of the mainstream, we will have to become active producers within those networks. Each and every one of us will need to discover practical goods and skills that will be in high demand regardless of economic conditions. Being that our society has all but forgotten how this kind of trade works, let’s examine a short list of items as well as proficiencies that are sure to be highly sought after as the collapse progresses…

Top Priority Goods

To be sure, this list is a summary of items that will have high value during and after a breakdown scenario. I welcome readers to post their own ideas for trade goods below this article. The following is merely a framework which you can use to get started, and was compiled using actual accounts of post collapse trade from the Great Depression, to Bosnia, to Argentina, to Greece, etc. These are items and skills that people were literally begging for after financial catastrophe occurred in numerous separate events.

Water Filtration:

water purificationStock up on water filters. Learn how water filtration works. Even make your own water filters using cloth, activated charcoal, and colloidal silver. Everyone will want to trade with you if you have extra filtration on hand. During economic breakdowns, especially in countries like Argentina, and Bosnia, which had more modern, city based populations, the first thing to disappear was clean water. Always. In some cases, the tap water still runs, but is filled with impurities, and needs to be boiled. Boiling does not remove bad tastes or smells, however, and clean filtered water will be in demand.

Seeds:

Non-GMO seeds are a currency unto themselves. They can last for years if stored properly, and everyone will want them, even if they don’t have land to plant them. Get enough for yourself, and then purchase twice as much for trade.

Fresh Produce:

Ever heard of scurvy? Probably. Ever had scurvy? Probably not. Believe me, you don’t want to have it. Your body essentially begins to fall apart slowly, and the result is an ugly boil and sore filled complexion, the loss of teeth and hair, and the eventual failure of internal organs. Don’t think you can live on beef jerky and canned beans for months on end. You need fresh vegetables and fruits, and the vitamins they supply. Anyone with a well managed garden and a few fruit trees is going to do very well in barter. Vitamin supplements would also be a practical investment.

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Long Shelf Life Foods:

This one should be obvious, but you may be surprised how many preppers, even though aware of the danger in the economy, do not have ample stored foods. The rationalizations abound, but usually, you are dealing with a person who has a heavy hunting background, and believes he will be able to procure whatever food he wants whenever he wants with his trusty bolt action rifle and a few hours in the woods. Don’t fall into this foolish trap. Thousands if not millions of other hungry, destitute people will likely have the same idea, combing the forest for deer, only running into (and perhaps shooting at) each other. In every single account of modern economic collapse I have read, the people involved kick themselves brutally for not stocking more food that didn’t require refrigeration. Even those that were moderately prepared stated that they wished they had stored twice as much as they did.


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Sealed food kits would be highly valued trade items, as long as they contained necessities like grains (wheat or rice store well), salt (the human body will not function without salt), honey or maple syrup (the body needs sugars), and powdered milk, peanut butter, or any other foods with fat content (the body needs fats). Prepackaged freeze-dried foods are more expensive to stock, but they are, of course, easy to trade.

Food Producing Animals:

life-of-chickensChickens are great for eating, but they also produce eggs. Cows and Goats can be slaughtered, but they also produce milk. Sheep can be easily herded towards your dinner plate, but they also produce wool. Rabbits make a good stew, but they also produce lots of other rabbits. In terms of barter, these animals will be life savers, as well as a solid source of trade income. Dual purpose livestock are really where it’s at for those who have even an acre of land, and many of them (except cattle) tend to feed themselves easily if left to wander your property. You can trade eggs, milk, wool, etc, that they produce. Not to mention, fetch serious value for trading the animal itself.

Solar Power:

Solar power is so overlooked by most barter organizations and survivalists in general that it’s astonishing. If every home in America had at least two large solar panels on the roof, I would not be half as worried about collapse as I am today. My suspicion is that many preppers believe that after a breakdown, we will all return to some kind of Agrarian pre-electric age where everything is lit with oil lamps. This is silly. If I have my LED lamp with rechargeable batteries, I’m certainly not going to rely on less effective burning lamps that depend on a finite fuel supply. And, I’m certainly not going to give up the advantages of nightvision, radio communications, or refrigeration if I can help it. The key is to ensure that you have a continuous means of diverting electricity to these goods. This already exists in the form of solar power.

Depending on your budget, you can purchase solar panels that can be folded and carried with you for charging batteries, or, you can purchase entire arrays and battery banks that run your whole house. Those without electricity WILL want electricity, and solar is an excellent barter item. Wind generators, as well as water driven generators (as used often in Bosnia) are also a consideration. People that have the knowledge to set up these systems for others will not have trouble finding trading partners.

Firewood:

Even with solar power, home heating will become a major concern for every household during and after a breakdown. If you can avoid running your battery bank out on inefficient space heaters, you will. The best way to do this is with a wood stove, or a fireplace. Those without any electricity will scour their immediate areas for loose wood, then move on to chopping down random trees for fuel. This is one of the few instances, ironically, that those in urban environments would have an advantage, being that dry wood for burning is literally everywhere in the city. During the Great Depression, families would often sneak into abandoned homes and apartment buildings to dismantle sticks of furniture, or even the walls, to use as firewood.


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A small, well insulated home can be heated with as little as two cords of wood every winter. Larger drafty homes require as much as twenty cords per winter. A “cord’ of wood is a stack of split timber around four feet wide, four feet high, and eight feet long. This wood is “aged”, or dried for at least a year after being cut, so that it burns cleaner, and creates much more heat than freshly felled timber. When the general public begins to rediscover the need for aged cord wood, those with timberland will have a prized commodity on their hands for barter.

A disciplined cutting routine would be essential. Only cutting enough timber (of the right maturity) to create a decent supply while not erasing the whole forest for a single year of profit. Those traders with the correct knowledge will do very well in a barter economy.

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Gasoline And Oil:

This is a tough one, because its hard to predict how much petroleum the U.S. will be able to import or produce on its own during a collapse, and its very difficult to store for long periods of time. If you hear news that the wars in the Middle East have expanded even further, or that OPEC is decoupling from the dollar, you might want to run to the nearest station and fill as many storage cans as possible, along with a little bit of added ‘gas saver’ which helps keep it stable longer. Initially, people will be dueling to the death for gas and oil. I have little doubt. After the price hits $15, $30, $60 a gallon due to hyperinflation, and a little time passes, I think people will begin finding ways to live without it, or they will reduce its use to emergency tasks.

Desire for gas will always be there, especially in agricultural areas where one tractor could help sow the seeds that feed an entire town. But beyond storage, I would suggest learning ways to distill your own corn ethanol and alcohol based fuels. This is where the real barter potential is.

Silver And Gold:

I placed precious metals in the middle of this list for a reason. Concerns in a collapse situation will be varied, and the manner in which a derailment progresses will also determine the order of needs in a barter community. In a Mad Max scenario where there is little to no community, or the construction of any semblance of economy is impossible; sure, gold and silver will not be very high on most people’s lists. Has this ever happened in recorded history? No. Gold and silver have remained common currencies for thousands of years despite any catastrophe. This is why I have to laugh at those people who undercut precious metals or claim that because you “can’t eat them” they will not be important. In Argentina, in the midst of complete meltdown and monetary chaos, when people were shooting each other in the streets for food on a daily basis, gold and silver became king, and still are.

Barter networks that have formed in Argentina love to trade for anything made out of gold or silver, because precious metals are the only tangible form of currency in existence there. Being able to trade goods is fantastic, but sometimes, you may not have what another person wants. Do you go out to find someone who does, trade with them, then, try to find the guy who turned you down? No. If you have any meaningful localized commerce in place, then you should also have a common medium of exchange, and precious metals are the only thing that safely fits the mold, because they cannot be artificially reproduced or fabricated. Their rarity and their longevity make them the perfect method of common trade. Even if the worst of the worst occurs, rebuilding will result in the immediate resurgence of trade, and the immediate need of a new currency. Gold and silver will come back, as it always has, and always will. Every potential barter network should be including gold, silver, and maybe copper, on its list of accepted alternative currencies, and the values of said metals should be weighed by the inherent supply and demand of the community. The “official” market value ( which is very manipulated) should only be used as a loose guide.

Firearms And Ammo:

gunAnother obvious one. The problem is, the selection of calibers is so varied within the U.S. that stocking anything that will be needed by everyone is very difficult. The only recourse is to stick with common military calibers, such as 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, .223, 7.62 by 39, 7.62 by 51 (.308), 12 gauge, .410, and 20 gauge shotgun shells, and the ever pervasive .22. Stocking these calibers will result in a much greater chance of trade.

I can think of no instance of societal disintegration that did not lead to horrible violence. In places where firearms are outlawed, the carnage is always much worse. Criminals easily get their hands on weapons, while law abiding citizens are left defenseless. Governments take liberties with the people, while the populace cowers. Accounts of torture, rape, murder, and genocide, are abundant in the face of hard economic times. EVERYONE should be armed, and as reality sets in, even those who clamored to outlaw guns will be clamoring to get one.

Of course, laws today very strictly regulate our ability to barter firearms, but post collapse, no one will care much.

Ammo reloading will be a useful skill in light of the fact that homemade manufacture of ammo is very difficult. The nationwide ammo supply will dwindle very quickly, except for those pockets of people who smartly stockpile for trade.
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Body Armor:

That’s right. Any kind of body armor is as good as gold in a collapse environment. People in countries across the world wish they had it, and would trade almost anything for it. When you live in a place where a random gun shot (a minute by minute occurrence in many countries), from a criminal’s weapon, or more likely a police or military weapon, could bounce off the curb or through your car windshield, and into your chest, you begin to respect the necessity of Kevlar. The fact that body armor is relatively cheap and is easily obtained in the U.S. should be taken advantage of by barter networks. This advantage may not exist in a couple of years.

Tasers And Pepper Spray:

Easy to purchase and stockpile here in America. Better than nothing when facing armed attackers. Disables without death (in most cases), and easier on the conscience. Trades well.

Various Tools:

A garden hoe may be a novelty item to most suburbanites and city dwellers now, but soon, it will be a mainstay tool. If you have extra, they will come to you for barter. I’m not going to list every tool in existence here, but I suggest using common sense. What tools do you see being required for daily use? What would YOU need post collapse?

Pesticides:

I’m big on organic food and healthy eating, but if my life is on the line, I’m spraying my crops down with whatever poison I can find. Unless you have years of experience with natural pest deterrence methods, then I suggest you do the same, especially in that first year of calamity. A hoard of locusts could annihilate your crop within a day given the chance, and should be dealt with using the most powerful means available.

Cockroach and rat poisons will also be huge sellers, guaranteed. Vermin thrive in unkempt human environments, whether in the country or the city, and with them comes disease. Diseases you thought had disappeared off the face of the Earth, like bubonic plague or small pox, will make a comeback in cities, where streets of death and sewage act like enormous Petri dishes (remember New Orleans after Katrina? Imagine if that had never been cleaned up).

Stock pesticides, even if they offend your environmental sensibilities. You’ll use them, trust me. And, people will trade whatever they can for them.


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Warm Clothing:

The world is awash in textiles and clothing. Using clothes as your primary means of trade is not necessarily the best plan. However, most of the clothes made around the world are very poor quality, and are not designed for harsh environments. Clothes made specifically for harsh cold or rough wear are harder to some by, and are often very expensive. This is where you would want to focus your investments.

Gortex, for instance, could give you incredible bartering potential. Wool socks are a rarity (how many people do you know with more than two pairs of wool socks?). Water resistant and water proof jackets and overcoats, boots, well made hiking shoes, and waterproofing chemicals and sprays will be needed within trade networks. The ability to make these items, or repair them, will also be valued.

Medicines:

how to make homemade cough syrupThis is another difficult item to procure, mainly because doing so often gets you flagged as a possible drug dealer. Certain items aren’t too hard to come by and store, though, and could be life saving barter material in the future. Antibiotics are handed out like candy by doctors today, so storing any extra you have away for trade may be a good strategy. Painkillers are another medical miracle that doctors seem to sprinkle out of helicopters without a second thought. With the risk of injury increasing one hundred fold after a financial tsunami, I suspect even mere aspirin would put a smile on the face of any barter networker.

Eventually, natural medicines and herbs are going to have to move to the forefront, as industry medicines begin to disappear, or become so expensive they are unobtainable. Stocking such herbs and vitamins would be smart, for protecting oneself, not to mention, its savvy business sense.

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Toiletries:

Yes, yes, we all hear about how great toilet paper will be as a barter item, and how preppers plan to demand cows, trucks, and beach-front property, in return for packages of the silken quilty-soft huggable rolls of goodness. I don’t disagree that it will be highly desired at first. People don’t change their habits that quickly. But let’s face it; toilet paper is a luxury item in a post collapse environment, not a necessity. People are going to eventually go back to older methods of hygiene, like using strips of washable cloth. It might sound gross to us now, but hey, did you think we were going to start using poison ivy and pine cones?

Stock toilet paper, but don’t treat it as a priority. Focus more on cleaning items like soap, toothpaste, and bleach, as well as chemicals that cause human waste to quickly biodegrade. Staying clean is VERY important, because the alternative is catching a nasty bacterial infection that may kill you, when in more peaceful and comfortable times, it may have just given you slightly irritating intestinal distress. The rest of the country will come around to this way of thinking in short order, and many people will come to you for the cleaning goods you stockpiled.

Specialty Items:

There are many circumstances that are hard to predict, circumstances that could severely affect barter markets and what items come into demand. For example; a nuclear event, as is in progress in North Korea, could just as easily strike the U.S. There are 104 nuclear power plants in the U.S., not to mention the threat of a small nuclear attack (or false flag). The market for goods such as potassium iodide pills and Geiger counters would explode (potassium iodide suppliers were inundated with orders from around the world after Fukushima). How many people do you know with a Geiger counter? I’m one of the few I know with one, and I know preppers across the country! In the wake of a fallout situation, knowing what is contaminated with radiation and what isn’t, knowing if it’s even safe to go outside, is imperative. Having an extra Geiger counter could help you barter your way into any number of goods.

A biological event might bring medical grade particulate masks to the top of people’s lists, as well as disinfectants and even hazmat suits. It’s an ugly thing to imagine, but for those who plan to engage in independent trade, it’s a likelihood that must be considered.

Top Priority Skills

Provided below is a brief list of skills which have served people well in various economic downturns, and will do the same for you in this country. Keep in mind that almost any skill that other people cannot do well has potential for trade, but some skills are more sought after than others. In my research, it is those people who are able to produce their own goods as well as effectively repair existing goods that have the greatest potential for survival in a barter market. Next, are those people who have specific abilities that are difficult to learn and who have the knack for teaching those abilities to others. If you do not have any of these skills, or perhaps only one, then it would be wise to begin learning at least one more now. Keep in mind that competition will very much exist in a barter economy, so knowing as many skills as possible increases your chances of success.

Again, there are definitely many more trades of value that could be learned. This list is only to help you on your way to self sufficiency and entrepreneurship in an Alternative Market. Unfortunately, too many Americans have absolutely no skills worth bartering in a post collapse world.

Bringing Back The American Tradesman

Barter networking is a powerful tool for countering the affects of depression, hyperinflation, stagflation, globalization, and beyond. But, networks require that participants actually have necessary goods and services to trade. In only half a century or less, American culture has been sterilized of nearly all its private trade skills. We have lost our desire to produce, and have been relegated to the dregs of a retail nightmare society dependent entirely on consumption and debt. This is going to change, one way, or another.

We can change on our own, or we can wait until fear and desperation force us to make hard choices. I would rather forgo the desperation and the painful fall into the gutter. It makes little sense.

The bottom line is, if you wish to survive after the destruction of the mainstream system that has babied us for so long, you must be able to either make a necessary product, repair a necessary product, or teach a necessary skill. A limited few have the capital required to stockpile enough barter goods or gold and silver to live indefinitely. The American Tradesman must return in full force, not only for the sake of self preservation, but also for the sake of our heritage at large. Without strong, independent, and self sufficient people, this country will cease to be.

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Interesting Facts on Lightning



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Lightning has always intrigued me.. so much power concentrated into a tiny space with the ability to cause a ridiculous amount of damage and pops up seemingly out of nowhere. I recently stumbled across a video where lightning hits a creek and literally displaces the entire water bed with its sheer force.

Most of us know enough to keep away from water bodies in a lightning storm and avoid situations where we might be struck but how many really know where it comes from and how it works? Check out this great infographic below to learn some interesting facts about lightening.

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Potassium Iodide



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Toxic Radiation Warning symbolUpdated: 8/16/17 Did you know that in a nuclear fallout emergency having something as simple as potassium iodide tablets on hand could actually save your life?

Editors Update: North Korea Nuclear Crisis

With talk of WW3 and nuclear strikes from North Korea all over the news this week I really started thinking about how important it is to make sure we have sufficient supplies on hand to protect our families. This kind of thing is not easy to find; if a warning were issued the nuclear fallout was scheduled to hit your area in a matter of hours or even days everyone would be scrambling to make sure they have their preparations in order. Most regular retail stores do not carry potassium iodide or anti-radiation tablets. Some specialty health food stores, survival stores and possibly camping supply stores may carry them but their inventory would run out quickly in the face of a nuclear fallout threat.

That’s why I went ahead and ordered a couple of extra bottles yesterday. I figure it never hurts to have extra on-hand for the neighbors or whoever might need them since obviously I don’t need them all for myself.

Sources are reporting that local health food stores have been  completely wiped out of all potassium iodide tablets and  many suppliers are sold out as well.  As word of the potential nuclear war has spread, people have been emptying the shelves of potassium iodide and alternative solutions.

After making some calls, I did not find any potassium iodide tablets for sale locally. However, I did end up with some good advice on alternative therapies and even some suggestions that the potassium iodide tablets may not work for the type of radiation we would experience from a fallout. The CDC has a great article with all the facts on potassium iodide, what exactly it does inside the body and what it can and can not protect you from. However there are also some rumors flying around the web that there are some serious side affects from taking this drug, ironically one of them is cancer – the exact thing it’s supposed to prevent.  Be sure to do your research and make an informed decision on your purchase.

There are still a few places left to order Potassium Iodide tablets online. But I wouldn’t doubt if they’re quickly on their way to being sold out as well.

I like to take a multi-pronged approach when it comes to survival so here’s what I found out in case you’re looking for a little more assurance against radiation poisoning.

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Alternatives to Potassium Iodide


Kelp

Several sources suggest that Kelp may be used to treat the affects of radiation on the body. Many “green foods” such as kelp, seaweed, wheat grass or any other source of chlorophyll will have similar properties.

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Rosemary

In two separate studies, scientists in Spain found that nothing fights radiation damage to micronuclei like a simple garden herb known as rosemary.

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Spurilina

“In Chernobyl, for instance, spirulina was used to help save many children from radiation poisoning. By taking 5 grams of spirulina a day for 45 days, the Institute of Radiation Medicine in Minsk even proved that children on this protocol experienced enhanced immune systems, T-cell counts and reduced radioactivity. Israeli scientists have since treated Chernobyl children with doses of natural beta carotene from Dunaliella algae and proved that it helped normalize their blood chemistry. Chlorella algae, a known immune system builder and heavy metal detoxifier, has also shown radioprotective effects. Because they bind heavy metals, algae should therefore be consumed after exposure to any type of radioactive contamination.”

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Miso Soup

When Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed with nuclear weapons in WW II, a
follow-up study was done on the health of the Japanese people. The fact that many did
not have as serious health repercussions as expected was attributed to the regular
inclusion of miso soup and seaweed in their diet.

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Niacin

Researchers claim that niacin had been a definite point of study as an antidote to radiation exposure and has also proven to be an extraordinary effective catalyst for the discharging of radiation.

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Bioterrorism and Drug Preparedness

Benefits of Sea Kelp Tablets

Effects of Radiation on the Body

Niacine Antidote to Radiation Exposure


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We Are In An Abusive Relationship With Society (And We Refuse To Leave)



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The one piece of advice that is commonly shared with someone who has landed themselves in an abusive relationship is- “get out before it is too late” or “he/she (the abuser) will never change” it is an almost universal piece of advice. Maybe a less shared piece of advice, but still as significant is the one who is being abused plays a role in the relationship: meaning if you are in a position to get out of an abusive situation and you allow it to continue- you are enabling the abuser. This is not said to point the finger at the person being abused, as it is understandable why someone who is in fear would allow something like this to continue, however it is only the abused (the most likely candidate) or the abuser that can break the cycle.

Another example to use is that of co-dependence- if there is an alcoholic, and their parents, partner or friends support their problem in some way, they are enabling the problem to continue. Ultimately it is the choice of the one with the problem to stop, however the enabler becomes in part responsible for what is happening.

Both work as a perfect metaphor for society: Society is abusing us- making us work 40+ hour weeks and calling it normal. Selling us crap we do not need, that is often unhealthy- at the expense of humanity. Upping the retirement age constantly. Taking human rights and extorting us to buy them back. Monopolising shelter and charging us more than we make in 50 years of average wage to own a space.

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

We can continue to point the finger and blame those who are doing the oppressing, however, we are the enablers. As a collective we kneel down and allow ourselves to be walked upon. Sacrifice our health so we can keep up with unreasonable demands. We all commit war crimes every year by allowing the government to put their hands into our hard earned money and use it to kill innocent civilians across the globe.You see the oppressors are the narcissistic, manipulative, abusive spouse: but we as the people have become the meek and passive abused- and should we not leave this abusive, codependent relationship we are going to end up getting badly hurt or worse – dead.

You see the abuser never changes, but when the abused becomes empowered they cease to continue to be able to control. That first moment of separation is scary for the abused and the abuser will throw the tantrum and do their best to try to keep the abused in the situation. They will scream, shout and throw punches. The will beg, plead and promise they will change, but they will never deliver on that change for more than a short period of time.

Here are 6 main points in which society is abusing us, and why we need out!

Financial System, Government and Corporations

It’s all a big lie which starts with the financial system- this is the power plug off all the abuse. A bit like the steroids of the over pumped abusive man. This system creates an imbalance from the off. One pound or dollar automatically has interest places upon it; due to this- me and you must compete, as it can never be paid back. The only way debt is ever paid back is through bankruptcy and foreclosure. It is a giant ponzi scheme that eventually crashes, as we have seen in recent years with the financial crash. Think about that for a moment, there is a debt- and the debt will never, ever be paid- with the current system.

We then have the government (using the US as the biggest example)- the government cannot come into a place of power without a huge amount of money. Meaning that money has to come at the expense of others. Most presidential elections rely on campaign contributions, which are basically legal bribes for agendas. Basically corporations monopolize finance, health, agriculture and all the assets of society, then give some of that money to the government in exchange for preferential treatment. It is a bribe, there is no arguing this. Just a bribe hidden behind legal jargon and legislation.

Health Care

Health care is no longer working, it is controlled by pharmaceutical companies who make more money if people are sick, than if they are healthy. Most medical grants, institutions and scientifically accepted medical studies are controlled by pharmaceutical companies.

People are more sick than they have ever been and health care has become symptom management. Health care has made great advances in terms of fixing bones and putting people back together, however a good nutritionist will understand health far more than most doctors.

All money is taken away from anyone who has an agenda that is not in line with the narrative that mainstream health speaks from. A recent example being pharmaceutical companies lobbying against cannabis until they could no longer contain it. Now that it has been accepted as a legitimate cure/ailment for many illnesses they are trying to cash in on its use.

 

 

Property

Free your mind for a moment from any conditioning and old ways of thinking, then ask yourself: Why do we have to pay for property? Why do a small group of people own everything and the majority must spend their lives working to own a tiny little piece? Then eventually if you manage to own your own little piece, the government will want to take a huge tax when you die and pass it down to your children.

There is enough land for everyone to have a piece, it would just mean we would not be tied to a system that was built to oppress us. Imagine we all had our own space, with a little bit of land and no debt. We could actually live free, grow our own food and survive (if you wanted to this is).

So again I ask: Why do we have to pay for property?

Education

Given the agendas that exist, do you think it is most likely that we would have an education system that is built to foster growth in children or a system that is built to continue to grow the system?

Of course it will build the system and this is shown in the fact that education stifles creativity, leads children to a 9 to 5 existence and discourages autonomy. They have made it illegal or very difficult in many places to homeschool and place a huge amount of pressure on attendance- meaning should you want to take your child out of school for a while to travel and educate them on the road, you will be punished, in some cases you can face heavy fines and even prison.

You have to ask yourself why? Why are they so frightened our children may miss a part of the indoctrination. Again it is like the controlling partner who tells you what to do, how to think and/or how to be. Society is trying to mould the future generation into workers- who do not ask questions, and if they do they are punished.



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Global Economy And War

Tying this in with the global economy- we in the West have so much, because we abuse the rest of the world. Every time we make certain buying decisions we are contributing to destruction elsewhere. This is the codependency part, as consumers we empower corporations to abuse the globe.

This runs from the phones we buy, to the furniture we use, to the gas/petrol in our cars. This has many levels to it- using gas/petrol as an example. The oil in our gas/petrol is the biggest financial motivation for us being at war. So us pumping petrol irresponsibly is killing children all over the globe. The next level to this is the environmental impact that gas/petrol has, it is also destroying our environment.

A moment ago I said oil is the biggest financial motivator for war, this is not entirely true, war itself is the biggest financial motivator for war, actually by a long shot arms sales of $611 billion were racked up in 2015 compared to a $129 billion Oil trade in the states and guess who picks up the bill? Taxpayers, meaning we have no money for education or health for citizens, but lining the pockets of greedy arms companies to fight for outdated fossil fuels is okay. This is global abuse that we are empowering by just sitting back and allowing it to happen.

The Environment

One of the big tragedies is the state of our environment, this is not a debate about global warming or what causes it. Really that is irrelevant for this argument. There seems to be a lot of focus on this, however, what about pollution? The extinction of species? The destruction of our air supply?

Using air supply as an example- again such a multi layered problem- first we have poorly ventilated towns with too many co2 emissions, creating poor air quality. Then you have the lungs of our planet being cut down at an alarming rate, just so we can consume flat pack furniture and excessive meat.

Not just this- species are dying at an alarming rate in the jungle because of this, fish and marine life are being killed in the oceans and children across the globe are being put in sweat shop- all so we can consume.

The worse thing about all this is we throw away more than we physically consume. All this war, destruction and mayhem- just so it can all end up in landfills all over the globe.

We are in an abusive relationship with society and it is time we broke free: I said earlier- The one piece of advice that is commonly shared with someone who has landed themselves in an abusive relationship is- “get out before it is too late” or “he/she (the abuser) will never change” and I say it again, it is up to us individually to get out of this unhealthy, codependent abusive relationship- as when we do the change starts to ripple and we encourage others to do the same.

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The Relative Power of Nuclear Weapons



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This chart shows the terrifying power of nuclear weapons.

This infographic designed by Maximilian Bode and posted on fastcodesign.com illustrates the terrifying power of today’s nuclear bombs. Each red block represents a ton of TNT.

It breaks down the difference between bombs of the past, such as the Little Boy dropped at Hiroshima, and ones more recently detonated by the U.S., like the Castle Bravo.

Check it out:

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SOURCE: http://kitup.military.com/2012/07/relative-power-nuclear-weapons.html

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