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St Hicky

Trinity, TX

#181 Feb 4, 2011
)))This Just In((( Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Hit Myanmar-India Border Region on Friday, February 04, 2011 at 13:53:47 UTC /08:23:47 PM at epicenter/. Mount Shinmoe is continuing to wreak havoc across the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands.Airlines have been forced to change schedules and schools and roads have been closed as the volcano dumps ash and rocks on Kyushu. Widespread flooding in the wake of Cyclone Yasi is expected to worsen in coastal north Queensland, as torrential downpours cause headaches for those mopping up. COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Hundreds of people were rendered homeless when two freak tornadoes and flash floods hit the coastal town of Jolo in the island province of Sulu.
St Hicky

Trinity, TX

#182 Feb 6, 2011
Prepper wrote:
<quoted text>
"2012" was a fun movie with very little basis in fact.
I understand you may find it hard to take a simple woman's word. So maybe you'll take Dr. Agnew's word for it. Scientists are starting to understand that our earth's crust doesn't change suitably. It happens very fast.

&fe ature=related

“Take no prisoners”

Since: Jan 11

Eddyville, KY

#183 Feb 8, 2011
Prepper wrote:
<quoted text>
Anybody who thinks that they will simply go to the wilderness and hunt really needs to read the story of Christopher McCandless, and especially his sojourn in Alaska, where he died of starvation. He had a home base-an old rusty bus that was rotting in the weeds, he had a 22LR rifle (little peashooter), and he had a book on native plants, and a few other things. He thought he could live off the land with little preparation and a 10 lb bag of rice. He couldn't.
He lived for 113 days. His BMI steadily declined all that time until his body could no longer sustain him. He shot a moose, but didn't know how to jerk the meat to preserve it. So it rotted.
I can just imagine a zillion of him in someplace like Yosemite, all trying to hunt the same sparse game. That doesn't count the people stuck in the cities. They will die first.
Tell me you didn't say," he didn't know how to jerk the meat"

Laughing my a** off picturing a zillion man jerk off in a national forest.

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

Keep up the good work.

“Take no prisoners”

Since: Jan 11

Eddyville, KY

#184 Feb 8, 2011
St Hicky wrote:
Pole shifting is a very natural event that our planet has done several times in the past. While people have been on this planet. What we think we know about what the human race can survive through and what our ancestors do know we can survive through are two different things. Ancient people all over the world told stories of how at one time the sun stood in the sky for days. In other stories they talk about how it was night for many days. So if your on one side of the planet or the other during this time you'll see either night and day. The Aztecs told a story of how they waited many days for the sun to rise. They looked toward the west for days waiting for it until one day it rose to their backs and they realized that the sun was no longer moving the way they had once known. I've known about these historical footnotes for a long time. I use to be a history buff when I was a kid. I was fascinated by ancient history. Looking back all these stories make sense now. If you want to know if this stuff is possible, all you have to do is look in history. Grant you, the ancient people who lived here were of a heartier stock then we are now. The fact that humans have lived as long as we have shows that we adapt in every environment and unfortunately, that means that only the strong and clever will survive. abrupt shifting is completely possible. Our weather is telling us right now it's possible.
Eloquently spoken. Too bad more people don't listen.
Prepper

United States

#185 Feb 9, 2011
St Hicky wrote:
<quoted text>
I understand you may find it hard to take a simple woman's word. So maybe you'll take Dr. Agnew's word for it. Scientists are starting to understand that our earth's crust doesn't change suitably. It happens very fast.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =pr8sxBasQ_IXX&feature=rel ated
Here is what NASA has to say about magnetic pole shifts. They don't mention if a pole reversal would effect the direction the Earth rotates.

They do mention that during the time of a flip in the magnetic poles the poles would pop up in odd places from time to time and that seems to be what Dr. Agnew was talking about in part of the video you posted.
St Hicky

Trinity, TX

#186 Feb 9, 2011
)))Headlines((( Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake Hit Solomon Islands on Monday, February 07, 2011 at 19:53:42 UTC/06:53:42 AM at epicenter/. Scientists in Iceland are warning that another volcano on the island looks set to erupt, threatening to spew-out a blanket of dust that would dwarf last year's eruption. Two volcanoes on Japan's southern island of Kyushu erupted on Tuesday.A volcano at Sakurajima, the Minamidake crater, erupted early Tuesday followed by an eruption at Shinmoedake in the afternoon.
Prepper

New Castle, IN

#187 Feb 13, 2011
Have Nukes been found in San Diego? Seems like this Port official is saying yes but caught himself.

http://www.10news.com/video/26827497/index.ht...

“Take no prisoners”

Since: Jan 11

Eddyville, KY

#188 Feb 16, 2011
http://www.thewatcherfiles.com/denver.html

Have you heard about this?
Prepper

Kansas City, MO

#191 Feb 17, 2011
Another good blog talking about the recent solar activity.

http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2011/02/solar-s...
Prepper

Kansas City, MO

#192 Feb 17, 2011
Part 1 of 2

Readymom posted this on another forum.

In An Emergency, Who Has Your Back?--# 4735

http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2010/07/in-emer...

Few people ever expect to be caught up in a disaster or even a serious personal emergency, and fewer still plan for it. Yet it happens to hundreds of thousands of Americans every year.

Globally, we’re talking millions of people.

Some disasters are personal – like a house fire or a car accident. While others are of a much larger scale – like a hurricane, a flood, or an earthquake.

But both types of disasters can leave you, and your family, homeless or in desperate need of assistance.

Yes, FEMA is there to help you in a declared disaster, and there are a number of other emergency assistance organizations and agencies like the Red Cross for disasters large and small.

The work these groups do is important, and invaluable. But there are limits as to what they can do for you and your family in an emergency.
For several years I’ve promoted the idea of Flu Buddies – one or more persons you establish a mutual-aid agreement with if either of you get incapacitated by the flu.

It’s an idea that has value far beyond just flu, however. Although I go in greater detail in Pandemic Solutions: Flu Buddies, the idea is pretty simple.

http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2009/06/pandemi...

-snip-

This concept isn’t new of course. It is what friends, neighbors, and families have done for each other for thousands of years.

But in recent years, with our increasingly mobile and transient society, many people find themselves isolated, alone, and without a built-in safety net.

Late last year my sister and father were involved in a serious car wreck. Both were hospitalized (then in rehab) for 5 weeks, and both needed considerable support during their hospital stay, and assistance after they came home.

They were lucky enough to have family, friends, and neighbors who took on those extra duties.

And if you’ve got that kind of support system, consider yourself lucky. Many do not.

Which is why everyone should be thinking about the idea of becoming a `Disaster buddy’. Someone who prearranges to help a friend, relative, or neighbor during a personal or local emergency.

In return, you could rely on them to help you if you needed it. It only works if it is reciprocal.

Frankly, having (and being) a `Disaster Buddy’ to friends, neighbors, and relatives should be part of everyone’s family disaster plan.

(Continued in Part 2)
Prepper

Kansas City, MO

#193 Feb 17, 2011
Disaster Buddy post - Part 2 of 2

The National Hurricane Survival Initiative survey, conducted earlier this year by Mason-Dixon, polled residents from Virginia to Texas who live within 30 miles of the coast.

http://www.hurricanesafety.org/media10/Hurric...

One of the questions I found of particular interest was:

[b]QUESTION: If you needed to evacuate, where would you go?[/b]

23%- To a local shelter
18%– To a local hotel/motel out of harms way
26%- To the house of a nearby friend
25%- As far as possible – trying to outrun the
path of the storm
7%- You would not leave under any circumstances
1%- Not Sure (NOT READ)

For many reasons, the `best’ answer for most people is probably the third one - To the house of a nearby friend.

* Trying to find a hotel/motel room during a major hurricane evacuation may prove impossible
* Attempting to get in your car to try to `outrun the storm’– amid the traffic snarls that often come with these evacuations – is a recipe for disaster.
* The fact that nearly a quarter of respondents consider their local hurricane shelters to be their first choice to evacuate to has to be of concern to emergency planners.

Few communities have the capacity to take in a quarter of their vulnerable residents during a storm.

Public hurricane shelters should be a `shelter of last resort’. Reserved for those who have no other place to go.

No one likes to impose on a friend, of course.

But if you’ve already established a `disaster buddy’ relationship – one that is fair and reciprocal – it shouldn’t be considered an imposition.

In the parlance of paramedics, cops, firefighters and the military ...“you have their back, and in return, they have yours.”

There has also never been a better time to volunteer to help with the American Red Cross, The Medical Reserve Corps, CERT, or your Neighborhood watch.

http://www.redcross.org/

http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/HomePage

http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/

We are truly only prepared as our friends, families, and surrounding community are. There are roles to play for everyone, including civic organizations, schools, and church.

Now - before a disaster occurs - is the time to sit down and talk to your friends, family, and neighbors about how you will help one another during a personal or community wide crisis.

For more, you might want to revisit:

http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2010/07/npm10-a...

And

http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2010/03/appropr...

And

http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2009/11/gift-of...


For more potentially life saving preparedness information, go to:

FEMA http://www.fema.gov/index.shtm
READY.GOV http://www.ready.gov/
AMERICAN RED CROSS http://www.redcross.org/

“Take no prisoners”

Since: Jan 11

Eddyville, KY

#194 Feb 20, 2011
Prepper

Kansas City, MO

#195 Feb 23, 2011
Here is a list of tools it would be good to have on hand if you should find yourself in a SHTF situation.

Please add more to this list if you can think of anything.

Primary tool: Leaf blower*// Backup Tool: yard rake*

Primary tool: gas powered lawn mower*// Backup tool:

Old-fashioned push reel lawn mower*

Wheelbarrows/wagons*

Hoes*

Mattocks

Machete*

Corn Knife

Axes*/Mauls(with spare handles)*

hatchet

Chainsaw // hand saw

Chisels

Crowbars/wrecking bars

Bolt Cutters

Utility Knife*

Leatherman(I have two of these)*

Hammers(carpenter's, claw hammer)*- probably will
need multiple ones.

Screwdrivers*

Files

Sledgehammer(with spare handles)

vice/clamp

Wrenches(not to be confused with wenches)*

Shears*

Shovels/spades

Snow shovels(for those in states with snow)

Hoses*// watering cans

Scraper(good for scraping shingles off if you need to

replace shingles, or scraping flooring, other things)

Rain barrels

Measuring tape*

Carpenter's pencils*

Rope

work gloves, work boots, rubber boots, jeans, and or coveralls

carpenders belt,

cross cut saw,hack saw with extra blades,

rip saw,

Sturdy knife, razor blade knife,

wire cutter dykes, tin snips,

allen. sockets( sae and metric),

nut drivers,

ajustable wrench,

chains,

pullies, come-a-long,

buckets,

wagon,

nails 16,20,spikes,

4 and 6 inch wood bolts,

tarps,

staple gun and staples,

chalk line, scrapers, putty knives,

burlap bags, twine.

soildering supplies and torch,

hand drill awe and bits.

Levels - couple of different sizes

Remember that these lists are extensive and can be daunting. Just try to add stuff as you are able to. Not many people can start from scratch and get caught up fast.
Prepper

Kansas City, MO

#197 Mar 4, 2011
Wednesday I was able to visit the LDS Cannery in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

As expected, it turned out to be a positive experience. The guy running the place was friendly and joked around a lot. Learning the process of canning the food was easy. Cleanup after we were done was quick.

Here is a list of what I bought. I copy and pasted this from a spreadsheet so I hope it formats right on this topix page.

The columns should be Item - shelf life - pounds - Unit Price - Units I bought - Total price.

Shelf Unit
Item Life Lbs Price Units Total

1 pinto beans -30 -5.2 -$4.65 -4 -$18.60
2 milk/non fat -30 -4.1-$7.90 -1 -$7.90
3 white rice -30 -5.7 -$3.30 -5 -$16.50
4 sugar -30 -6.1 -$5.30 -2 -$10.60
5 wheat -30- 5.8 -$2.80 -4 -$11.20
6 macaroni -30 -3.4 -$3.85 -3 -$11.55
7 quick oats -30 -2.6 -$2.05 -2 -$4.10
8 onions dry -30 -2.4 -$6.30 -1 -$6.30
9 white flower -10 -4.8 -$3.00 -2 -$6.00
10 O2 Absorber ---$0.10 -46 -$4.60
11 Bag Clip ---$1.85 -1 -$1.85
12 Tax -----$0.39

Total Spent ----$99.59

The 46 O2 absorbers were extra and the bag clip is to hold the O2 absorber bag closed until I use all the extra absorbers.

Here's the website to find cannery location.

http://www.providentliving.org/location/map/0 ...

The food is stored in #10 cans with along with an Oxygen absorber. They are like large coffee cans. Here is the video link that Mac posted the other day. You get a good idea what is going on from these videos.

http://www.ldspreppers.com/showthread.php/453 ...

There might be other typed of canneries around but I haven't don a good search for them yet so I don't know what they are or what they cost.
still here

Lexington, KY

#199 Apr 16, 2011
i went 3 months with out my thyroid medicine once and i am still living. so were do you get that you won,t survive more than a couple of weeks with out your thyroid medicine.were do you bet your info.
Prepper

Kansas City, MO

#200 Apr 17, 2011
Do you still have your thyroid? If so, it is probably producing "some" of the hormones you need but just not enough to not get sick if you go for a very long time without a hormone supplement.

But after some more research, it could be that my original statement is wrong. But it still would be a huge problem if you need a thyroid supplement and don't have it over an extended period of time.
Wondering

Elizabethtown, KY

#201 Apr 17, 2011
Prepper wrote:
Wednesday I was able to visit the LDS Cannery in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
As expected, it turned out to be a positive experience. The guy running the place was friendly and joked around a lot. Learning the process of canning the food was easy. Cleanup after we were done was quick.
Here is a list of what I bought. I copy and pasted this from a spreadsheet so I hope it formats right on this topix page.
The columns should be Item - shelf life - pounds - Unit Price - Units I bought - Total price.
Shelf Unit
Item Life Lbs Price Units Total
1 pinto beans -30 -5.2 -$4.65 -4 -$18.60
2 milk/non fat -30 -4.1-$7.90 -1 -$7.90
3 white rice -30 -5.7 -$3.30 -5 -$16.50
4 sugar -30 -6.1 -$5.30 -2 -$10.60
5 wheat -30- 5.8 -$2.80 -4 -$11.20
6 macaroni -30 -3.4 -$3.85 -3 -$11.55
7 quick oats -30 -2.6 -$2.05 -2 -$4.10
8 onions dry -30 -2.4 -$6.30 -1 -$6.30
9 white flower -10 -4.8 -$3.00 -2 -$6.00
10 O2 Absorber ---$0.10 -46 -$4.60
11 Bag Clip ---$1.85 -1 -$1.85
12 Tax -----$0.39
Total Spent ----$99.59
The 46 O2 absorbers were extra and the bag clip is to hold the O2 absorber bag closed until I use all the extra absorbers.
Here's the website to find cannery location.
http://www.providentliving.org/location/map/0 ...
The food is stored in #10 cans with along with an Oxygen absorber. They are like large coffee cans. Here is the video link that Mac posted the other day. You get a good idea what is going on from these videos.
http://www.ldspreppers.com/showthread.php/453 ...
There might be other typed of canneries around but I haven't don a good search for them yet so I don't know what they are or what they cost.
hi prepper, good info as always, but what I don't understand is why the tax wasn't $5.94?
Prepper

Kansas City, MO

#202 Apr 17, 2011
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
hi prepper, good info as always, but what I don't understand is why the tax wasn't $5.94?
There is no sales tax on food here in Michigan. At least in grocery stores and the like. There might be sales tax on snacks at a gas station but I forget.

Looks like the only sales tax I paid was on the extra 02 absorbers I purchased.
Thank You

Louisville, KY

#203 May 5, 2011
St Hicky & Prepper- you are my heroes- I salute. I get tired of being accused of conspiracy theories and paranoia. Preparedness of soul, mind, and body- plus the opportunities given us, we all need to pay attention to.

Thanks
A Soldier

Tazewell, TN

#204 Sep 7, 2011
I sincerely hope people are still paying attention to this site, since it's last update thing's in the world have only gotten worse.

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