Monday, April 30, 2012

A Microwave as a Faraday Cage!

I was going to build a Faraday Cage from copper rods and copper screen, soldered together.  I also thought it would look cool, but also kinda pricey!

As I explained the concept of a Faraday Cage to a Liberal Geezer (thinks prepping is just crazy)...he suggested just using a Microwave!  It keeps radiation in, it should keep EMP out! Totally logical and in addition, my new Microwave is metal and has a grounded plug!  Uh huh.

I "Googled" this idea and sure enough other preppers though of the same thing.  One doesn't work!  I tested it this morning.  My Microwave is a 1000W metal cabinet.  I turned on my iTouch4 to do a Wi-Fi Speed Test and put it inside (No I didn't power-up the Microwave!).  Unfortunately the Wi-Fi signal still got through....although, the signal was reduced by 50%.  I'm sure the EMP signal would also get through and "goodbye" electronic gizmo's & their chargers!

Plan B...I am going to get an enclosed tin box....insulate the inside and try that in the Microwave.  I'll put an addendum to this post on results!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

When SHTF Get Out of Urban Areas ASAP!

In many survival scenarios, the term "shelter in place" is other words, stay where you are until rescue arrives!  Unfortunately under many "worst case scenarios", there will be no rescue!  Remember Hurricane Katrina?  Many died because they "sheltered in place" & were woefully unprepared for what happened!  Don't count on FEMA to rescue you!

As the above 2010 Census graphic shows, while many states are heavily urbanized, most states have rural areas!  State Parks, National & State forests belong to won't be trespassing!

Urban areas with normal crime, will go ballistic when the SHTF...there are not enough police or firemen to cover any large urban area...another Katrina example.  Many of these First Responders have their own families...many may not even show up!  Hey, it's human nature!

Realize these extreme scenarios...after an EMP for electricity, cars & public transportation will be useless, even backup generators will be fried.  Depending on time of day, roads will be blocked, Interstates clogged and useless.  Obviously the time to leave the urban area is before the bad stuff happens.

Let me give an example of "pre-planning".  In Michigan, it seems every Tom, Dick, & Harry has an up-north "Hunting Camp" in the woods.  Often multiple families will go together to buy 400-500 acres.  These camps will make an excellent rural survival compound and many are just for that purpose!  Just get to your refuge first, before the SHTF!

#Preppers will always talk about planning, that's what we do.  Plan your "escape" from a urban environment, have backup plans, various routes, destinations!  Don't be caught in the urban jungle!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Government Prepping?

TV shows like "Doomsday Preppers" and  "Doomsday Bunkers"...Blogs, web sites, explain lots of information on individuals prepping for the worst case scenarios, but what are Governments doing? Remember the asinine response from FEMA during Hurricane Katrina? Does anyone think FEMA will save them?

State and Local Governments are more likely to help, but if they even have a plan, do they have the supplies to deal with a widespread disaster?

Many have seen the movie "2012" where the astute governments of the major industrial countries get together and build huge, giant save humanity!  No one really believes they can or have done they?  I am 110% dubious! Has anyone ever been to a City Council Meeting or State Assembly where such preparations were even discussed?  I thought not.

I currently live in Oregon...they have an Emergency Response here!  Google your state and see what they are actually doing.  call them up and ask them if they have supplies stockpiled.  Remember all the Police in New Orleans who walked off the job when Katrina hit?  They have families too...many "First Responders" won't even show up!

Folks it's up to individuals to save themselves and their families.  Just like it has always been. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Are There Bible Preppers?

Reading today's headlines, is like reading the Book Of Revelation.  Preppers seem to be getting ready for earthquakes, nuclear & biological war, vulcanism, tsunamis, pandemics, and many other natural and man made disasters. 

What if anything are Preppers doing for biblical disasters?

Revelation: The Seven Seals

I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” 2 I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
   3 When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.
   5 When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. 6 Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds[a] of wheat for a day’s wages,[b] and six pounds[c] of barley for a day’s wages,[d] and do not damage the oil and the wine!”
   7 When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8 I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (NIV)

These are the Four Horsemen of the apocalypse...."thy will be done".
Revelation: The Trumpets

    6 Then the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them.
   7 The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
   8 The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, 9 a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
   10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11 the name of the star is Wormwood.[a] A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
   12 The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.
13 As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: “Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!”
en God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.

Think on these words.  Do they sound familiar in light of recent news headlines?  Only the blind could not see that they do. "In the land of the blind, a one eyed man is King."

These are the words of God...Preppers keep in mind, Divine judgement in your preparations.  Be wise in preparing physically, but you should also prepare spiritually, for surely we are in the End Times!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Terrorism in America

OK, I admit it, I am a Terrorist/Survivalist junkie...........I have supplies, KI radiation pills, and think WWIII will happen soon. Here is another opinion!

By Ned Kalbfleish

The mechanics of terror work quite simply. First, execute the act(s) of terror. Then observe the secondary and tertiary effects. Execute additional acts when and where required. The wave of effects that follow the act will include, but not be limited to, increases in crime; adverse economic impact; joblessness; business closings; shortages; increased policing activities negatively affecting good citizens; a loss of faith in the abilities of protection agencies such as police, etc. Finally, the greater the scope and magnitude of the terror acts perpetrated, the greater the subsequent effects will be, and the longer they will last.

In Terror in America, many of the teams' missions do not really cause that much death or destruction. But the basic mechanics of terrorism, combined with the manner in which our society and culture function, do not require that each and every act of terrorism produce a high body count or a hefty dollar amount of damage.

After 9/11, which was perpetrated using commercial aircraft, immediate actions were taken to heavily secure airports and passenger planes. People were understandably afraid to fly for a while. When people did fly, they were subjected to the most intense searches and security scans of their lives. The bottom line is simply that when we saw people getting killed on commercial flights, we became afraid of flying – thus allowing the government to instigate humiliating, costly, time consuming search protocols. Terrorism creates fear. If we think that terrorism can only occur on air flights, we feel more in control and somewhat less threatened. After all, we can skip flying, if we choose, and not everyone flies anyway.

In the greater Los Angeles area, for example, there are tens of millions of people. If terrorists go to LA and kill fifty people everyday for a week, it makes an almost unnoticeable difference in the population. However, if those killings are ruthless and well directed, there are long-lasting, pernicious subsequent effects. When school children enjoying recess on the playground are shot by snipers, parents will become reluctant to allow their children to go to school. Add killings in hospitals, malls, convenience stores, gas stations, grocery stores, discount stores, and so forth, and nobody wants to go out – anywhere!

As the mechanics of terrorism engage, the people of LA will stop going out. Restaurants will lose money, as will gas stations, retail operations and so on. Within days, the economy is adversely affected. Soon after that, jobs disappear and crime elevates.

Every major city in America has an example of a form of terrorism. In those examples, we can see the nefarious mechanics of terrorism at work. There is an area of every major city where 'regular folks' dare not travel. Often, the police do not travel to these places either. People are afraid of these high crime areas. Since these areas are confined, we know that if we don't go there, we are okay. That's how we cope with it. When no place is safe, however, people will not go anywhere.

There are also potent psychological affects associated with terrorism. Humans, instinctively, do not like the thoughts and physical and that accompany 'being afraid.' Some people do not deal with fear well at all. Those people will require professional treatment. Their numbers will quickly increase. As people become more afraid of going out, more confinement related problems will occur. Cabin fever, followed by domestic violence, will become commonplace.

The horrific events that occurred on US soil on 9/11 initiated the mechanism of terrorism in America. The secondary and tertiary effects are still growing, so no additional acts have been necessary. Look at what has happened to America since 9/11. Our citizens have never been so split on their thoughts about critical issues; there is a complete lack of faith in the government; the effectiveness of the US military is being questioned; illegal wire taps are being used; billions of dollars of our resources are spent on new (largely ineffective/unnecessary) security measures; frightening questions about habeas corpus violations; the checks and balances system of the federal government is failing; our country makes threats, and does not follow through; and finally, the war in Iraq. Americans are told Iraq is the battle front for the war on terrorism. It throws our young men and women into harms way, and has emptied our treasure chests. Our young people die, and we continue to spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year – yet Americans see nothing but growing losses and no end in sight. Losing on the 'battlefront of the war on terrorism' is ample evidence of our leaders' inability to protect American citizens on US soil. If the people of Iraq cannot be protected in a military state, how can the people of America possibly expect to be protected?

The mechanisms of terror are formidable and enduring. 9/11 made Americans afraid, and a fearful population is easy to lead – or mislead. To disrupt the ongoing mechanisms of terror in America, Americans must unite as individuals ready to protect themselves, their families, their property and their country.By Ned Kalbfleish, author of Terror in America

About the Author:By Ned Kalbfleish is the author of the controversial new novel: Terror in America

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