Last week, Americans got to experience what it is like living in the north.  Single digit (Fahrenheit) temperatures invaded the southern states, dropping the electrical grid and freezing water pipes.

Once again, Mother Nature has proven that society is wholly unprepared for disasters and will not learn from its own mistakes.  Society will not learn to be self-sufficient.  Everyone is looking for a handout.

There are still some debate,  as to what is the root cause of the grid collapsing…

 The state of Texas uses wind turbines for approximately 20% of its power usage -and when the cold temperatures hit the wind turbines stopped.  Of course that corresponded with a jump in electricity usage by people trying to keep warm. 

The electric company tried to handle the increased usage with its natural gas-fired generators. However the natural gas system failed -apparently key equipment was not insulated from the cold.

Whatever the root cause, it doesn’t matter…

YOU are responsible for your own survival.  If you don’t have heat, security, food, or water during a disaster or severe weather event — YOU are the problem.

Let the pain of others be a lesson for you.  Look at your own preps and ask yourself: “How well would I have done in that situation?”

I noted some problems in my preparations. 

  • I need a couple carbon monoxide alarms, in case I need to put move a heater into my bedroom. 
  • I also want an extra hot water bottle.  I use one while winter camping to heat my sleeping bag.  My wife would likely want the freakin’ thing in an emergency and I would be SOL.

How would you have faired?

Vinegar is an important ingredient in any kitchen and homestead.  It is needed in #FoodPreservation and #Cooking so knowing how to make vinegar is essential.  This video will show you how.

Here is an important distinction that you will learn in this video:

If you use dried fruit instead of fresh fruit, you will avoid problems with mold in your vinegar.

The two greatest threats when shit hits the fan are going to be:

  1. Starvation
  2. Chaotic criminal behavior

Starvation

While many preppers have a stockpile of food within their house during a time of crisis that stockpile is going to quickly be depleted, especially if a group of relatives show up at your door.

Supplies might last short-term but you will need an inflow of new food stores during an emergency.  That is what makes having a rural property important. A place to raise animals and grain crops. A place to grow fruit and vegetables.

You also need firewood and fresh water.  Something almost impossible to find in a urban or suburban environment.

Chaotic Criminal Behavior

Crowds are unpredictable and often violent.  And if a crowd does get violent – it often happens quickly – sweeping up normally peaceful people.

During a grid down situation, when there is a significant loss of electrical power you should expect lawlessness and chaotic behavior.  It would likely start with criminals taking taking advantage of the opportunity to loot stores.

As we saw with the 2020 BLM Riots, criminal gangs took advantage of inept police response. Businesses were looted in wholesale fashion. I would expect that to happen again if the grid went down. However once the businesses were looted and torched, private homes would be next.

What To Do To Protect Your Family

  1. Find a rural property.
  2. Increase the amount of food you store.
  3. Learn how to produce food.
  4. Buy firearms for everyone in the family and learn to use them effectively.
  5. Find and/or develop a group of like-minded individuals.

 

A common question I get is: “How do I build a survival cache?”  or “How do I cache a weapon in the woods?”

The following video is going to help you out.  Not only in showing you how to construct it, but some tips on placement.  This is an important skill to learn especially now…

With Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon destroying the online presence of non-liberals, it has become critical to learn the skills needed to freely communicate.

Luckily we have the Dark Web

The dark web is part of the internet that isn’t visible to search engines and requires the use of an anonymizing browser called Tor to be accessed.

The one tool you need right now is called OnionShare is kinda’ like an online dead-drop.  It allows you to anonymously leave files for someone else using a link.  As Wired magazine points out: the next Edward Snowden will be using OnionShare.

Once the files are uploaded to the dark web, you can email the recipient the link.  You can write the link on a piece of paper (or a QR code) and leave it in a physical dead-drop.

To add another layer of security, you can encrypt the files using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) or an unbreakable code based on a one-time pad (OTP).  There is software out there to generate your own one-time pads.

To add a second layer of security encrypt the link using a one-time pad!

To add a third layer of security, the OnionShare software allows you to set a start and end time, where the files will be available on the DarkWeb.  So for instance, if you only want the files to be available for download on the DarkWeb between the hours of 5:30pm and 5:45 pm on Thursday — you can do that.

 

Idiots are once again hoarding toilet paper.

Panic buying has once again started.  As the virus slowed its replication during the summer months, people grew complacent. People ate through their food stores and failed to heed the advice of medical professionals warning that a 2nd wave of the virus was on its way.

Sadly this pandemic has become politicized — and as a result people will die needlessly.  Liberals want lockdowns, and conservatives don’t want anyone telling them what to do.

Most people are pinning hope to the two vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer.  Everyone wants to be vaccinated so life can return to normal — but they don’t want to be a guinea pig, and experience long-lasting or dangerous side-effects.

That is the problem with these new vaccines.  Never before have we had a vaccine for a coronavirus, and we are not sure just how if they are going to safe and effective.  Will immunity wear off?  Will the virus mutate making in ineffective?  There are a lot of unanswered questions, that we will all find out together.

If you do need help preparing your food storage for stricter lockdowns, be sure and learn how using my free video course.

I saw this question over on Reddit…

SHTF Metrics

I posted a reply over on /preppers but decided to delete it…

Sometimes, Sarge can be crusty with stupid people.  I didn’t want to hurt the feelings of some poor snowflake.

But really?  A SHTF metric?

The dude is overthinking this…

Use your common sense.

If it makes sense to get out of the way, then GET OUT OF THE WAY! If it makes sense to run, then RUN! If it makes sense to hunker down, then HUNKER DOWN!

Prepping isn’t rocket science. You don’t need to run calculations, examine metrics, or consult with an oracle.

Well the police in Oxford, Wisconsin threatened to arrest a young girl who posted on Instagram that she had had COVID-19.

The cops equated the Instagram post to screaming “fire!” in a crowded movie theater, because the young lady tested negative.  Never-mind that false negatives are common-place.

The very next day, Patrol Sergeant Cameron Klump from Marquette County Sheriff’s Department showed up on the family’s doorstep. He was there under orders from Sheriff Joseph Konrath to demand that Amyiah and her father, Richard Cohoon, remove Amyiah’s Instagram posts. If they refused, Klump said the family faced charges for disorderly conduct and Klump told them he would “start taking people to jail,” according to the suit.

Konrath’s justification was that there had been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county. He found out about the Instagram post from Amyiah’s high school. The Cohoon family had contacted the school to let them know about Amyiah’s infection, but nobody ever contacted them back to get more information. It appears that instead the school contacted the police. Under the threat of arrest, Cohoon complied and deleted the allegedly illegal Instagram post.

The whole world seems rather dystopian right now.  Our right to work, our right to assemble and our rights to free speech are being threatened.  I get that there is a pandemic — but rights don’t disappear because of it.

I see chaos coming.

FEMA has been seizing medical supplies all across the United States.

In what truly amounts to martial law, bureaucrats in Washington DC and in various state capitals are deciding who lives and who dies. I know that sounds alarmist, but that’s really what it amounts to…

In response to questions from The Times, a FEMA representative said the agency, working with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense, has developed a system for identifying needed supplies from vendors and distributing them equitably.

The representative said the agency factors in the populations of states and major metropolitan areas and the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in various locales. “High-transmission areas were prioritized, and allocations were based on population, not on quantities requested,” the representative said.

But the agency has refused to provide any details about how these determinations are made or why it is choosing to seize some supply orders and not others.

Administration officials also will not say what supplies are going to what states.

Here is the reality…

If a doctor in Truckee, California can’t wear an N95 respirator because it is been rerouted to Los Angeles, his life and the lives of the people living in Truckee aren’t as important. Bureaucrats are saying that the decisions are based on need.

But the simple fact is Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Miami, Detroit, Houston… ALL of the large metropolitan areas in the US weren’t prepared!

And don’t think this is just the federal government. State governments are also declaring martial law and stealing private property from private hospitals and making it public property in public hospitals!

The National Guard has been told to remove ventilators and PPE from hospitals in upstate New York and take it to New York City…

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he would use the National Guard to take ventilators and protective equipment from hospitals and other health care facilities in upstate New York where they’re not in use to deploy the lifesaving equipment in the New York City area.

“I’m not going to be in a position where people are dying and we have several hundred ventilators in our own state, somewhere else,” Cuomo said on Friday during his daily briefing. “I apologize for the hardship to those institutions — ultimately there is no hardship, if you don’t get the ventilator back, I give you my personal word I will pay you for the ventilator — but I’m not going to let people die because we didn’t redeploy these ventilators.”

He plans to sign an executive order to give the state the power to take equipment from private hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities. Cuomo objected to a reporter’s question saying the state would “seize” ventilators, instead describing it as “sharing” of resources.

Sharing?

Forced sharing!

And the supplies are going to places like Brooklyn where rules regarding social distancing are being disregarded every day!  Why should these idiots live while others in upstate New York die?

For over MONTHS I have been saying that SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes COVID-19 is airborne.  I knew it was highly likely, based on the evidence of rapid spread — and my own first hand experience (which I will talk about in another post).

Then Chinese doctors raised the alarm the third week of February saying it was airborne — but elements within the Chinese CDC denied it in an effort to stop panic and control the narrative.

Apparently President XI intervened the next day, because both of the official newspapers of the Chinese Communist Party explicitly admitted to the west SARS-CoV-2 is airborne.  XI knew that denying that information to western countries would be more painful to China than admitting it to their own people.

Then last week Dr. Anthony FAUCI admitted during a White House briefing that it was likely airborne.

Now, the White House has turned to other doctors and researchers and asked the question…

Is SARS-CoV-2 Airborne?

Their answer is YES!

A prestigious scientific panel told the White House Wednesday night that research shows coronavirus can be spread not just by sneezes or coughs, but also just by talking, or possibly even just breathing.

“While the current [coronavirus] specific research is limited, the results of available studies are consistent with aerosolization of virus from normal breathing,” according to the letter, written by Dr. Harvey FINEBURG, chairman of a committee with the National Academy of Sciences.