All posts for the month September, 2016

binary-streamBy Jeremiah Johnson – Ready Nutrition

Readers, this article comes a little bit “long in the tooth,” and undoubtedly many of you are already aware of the reasoning behind it.  On October 1, 2016 (just a few weeks away), the Obama administration will hand off control of the Internet through the Commerce Department to a foreign corporation largely under the control of Russia and China.  No one is exactly sure about what all of this will entail; however, the largest problems will come from a lack of individual privacy.  These two nations mentioned are pretty “big” on censorship and control of the press and writings, whether in standard newsprint or on the venue we call the Internet.

Warning Signs to Look Out For:

  Freedom of Speech being “cracked down” upon: news stopped at the source through censorship.

  • Loss of privacy/anonymity through the assignment of an “Internet ID,” that would force everyone who uses the Internet to be identified for every search, every product, and every e-mail
  • “Demonization” of blogs whose emphasis are on prepping, survival, intentional communities, and anything anti-government or pro-Constitution.
  • Greater control on your purchases, financial transactions, and any business that you may conduct that is not in public view.
  • Anything against the established governments and/or the societal constructs oftentimes termed the New World Order (NWO).

These concerns are very real.  The MSM (Mainstream Media) is pretty much bought and paid for by the large corporate conglomerates and heads of industry (referred to as Oligarchs), as well as politicians and their ilk.  We are dependent on independent news media sites, especially those on the internet such as and to supply us with accurate news and advice on what to do to prepare for the inevitable collapse.

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What can be done should the Internet become completely censored?

1. Find a good tech guy in your local area that can run a bypass and enable communications to proceed for you when the Draconian measures fall into place.

Remember: The Internet is not only a source of information, but it is a venue for communication, as well.  With (as mentioned in previous articles) the data collection center of the U.S. in Ogden, Utah, every e-mail and every phone conversation is collected and recorded for storage by the U.S. government.  To what end?  Toward the end of wiping out every method of communicating privately with one another when they decide to throw the switch.  That facility just mentioned ran you and I a whopping $50 billion in taxes.

2. We pay our taxes for our jailers to build larger and more efficient prisons for us.

That being mentioned, now is the time to solidify all of your contacts on the Internet…develop a network of those both local and national, to communicate with when the SHTF.  When they clamp down, life will become a lot more difficult.  Here are some of the short-term solutions for local communications and partially for long-range:

  • CB radio: can be utilized effectively for a considerable distance.
  • Shortwave, and “Ham” radios: for longer distances.
  • Courier: with a network of individuals on the “circuit” you can send private messages to one another in a “snail-mail-type” of courier operation.
  • Motorola’s: for short distances, they work pretty well, as much as a mile and a half on most models with line of sight (LOS) interrupted by trees, terrain, and buildings.

There are certainly more methods we will not mention here, and you’ll have to use your imagination regarding them.  The next thing we mention here is data collection and storage.  What happens when they shut down “Wikipedia” or “Howtopedia” for starters?  Here’s my suggestion:

3. Download every scrap of information that you can manage onto jump drives, and for every file you save print that file off and make a “hard copy” for your records.

Get ahold of all of the CD’s you can that you can use in your computer for learning, preparation, supplies, equipment, and the like…to help make you more Internet independent.  Any stuff you do should be backed-up to a hard copy (printed).  Remember: the EMP threat is a real one, and I close with the caveat I have been repeating:

4. The next world war will be kicked off by an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) detonated over the continental U.S., followed by a nuclear exchange and a conventional war.

We will see what measures are in place come October 1.  Before that date arrives, be ready with a backup for all of your information on jump drives and hard copy.  Keep up that good fight!  JJ out!

About the author:

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.






By  – SurvivoPedia

There are many ways to preserve food, but how many of those methods transfer to your solar cooker? I decided to check things out and see whether or not you can even use it for food preservation; after all, the temperatures can be a bit erratic and heat is dependent on the sun.

It turns out that you can use your solar oven for more than just one way to preserve your food. It’s possible to can your food and dehydrate it using your solar oven. If you don’t have one, we can take care of it, just read this article to the end to find an offer you can’t miss!

Continue reading at SurvivoPedia: 4 Ways To Preserve Food In A Solar Oven

How to Store Batteries for the Long Term | Backdoor Survival

By Gaye Levy – Backdoor Survival

How much do you know about storing household batteries for the long term?  Until I started prepping, I did not have a clue.  Even after I started to prep, I was unsure, although it did make sense to store batteries at room temperature, not too hot and not too cold.  Still, when the topic came up while out with friends, some wise guy mentioned keeping batteries in the freezer and I was lost.

Shortly after that, I check and learned no, batteries should not be refrigerated or frozen.  Snopes is not always correct so I decided to ask my pal Ron Brown for his opinion.  Ron is a retired industrial engineer and my go-to person when it comes to this kind of thing.

Continue reading at Backdoor Survival: Survival Buzz: How to Store Batteries for the Long Term

About the author:

Gaye Levy started Backdoor Survival so that she could share her angst and concern about our deteriorating economy and its impact on ordinary, middle-class folks. She also wanted to become a prepper of the highest order and to share her knowledge as she learned it along the way. On Backdoor Survival you will find survival and preparedness tools and tips for creating a self-reliant lifestyle through thoughtful prepping and optimism.

To read more from Gaye, visit her website, Backdoor Survival. You can also follow Gaye on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest or purchase her eBook, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage on

Completely, 100 Percent Off-Grid: 9 Essential Foods You Should Grow

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By Angela Counter Off The Grid News

Are you ready to feed your family by what you grow and raise? If you want to reduce your dependency on the commercial food supply, you better start now. It is important to develop a functional homestead capable of producing enough food to live on before you need it.

Establishing crops, building infrastructure, raising animals and working out the kinks all takes time, and you may have a few less successful years before you can really eat off the grid.

Assuming you have a house on cleared land, with at least one usable outbuilding already constructed, then you will be able to focus on growing food. With long working days, attention to seasonal change and weather, efficient work practices, and regular routines, two adults can work the land for food within a few years. Figuring in planting time, growing time, daily chores, pest and weed control, soil maintenance and construction, it would be reasonable to expect a partially self-sufficient homestead within three years, and a fully sustaining one in around five years. In addition to a milk source (cows or goats), you should plan on having:

Continue reading at Off The Grid News: Completely, 100 Percent Off-Grid: 9 Essential Foods You Should Grow

By Orlando Wilson – The Prepper Journal
When people come to me for tactical pistol training I tend to ask them why they want to do the class and carry a handgun and the responses I get are usually the same; to protect themselves and their families, because they need to be able to defend themselves etc. Then I ask my clients why the bad guys carry guns and the responses are usually again the same; to kill us and harm us. From my clients responses it’s easy to see who the wolves are and who the sheep are! I tell my clients there is one reason they are carrying a gun and that is to kill people and if that is not their reason then don’t carry the gun.
One thing that needs to be avoided is thinking that a gun will make you a tough guy. I have come across many men for whom caring a gun is a status symbol, it re-enforces their masculinity. A gun is a tool, the same as a hammer, which can be just as deadly as a gun. If you need a gun to give you confidence, you have problems because that confidence is false confidence and can get you into situations that will be way beyond your limitations. Guns are tools that need to be respected, not something to hide behind!


By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog

To survive under difficult or threatening circumstances requires good instincts and the right knowledge and actions working together for success.

Here are some survival tips to consider:

The following tips come from the US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76 (October 1970)

Continue reading at Modern Survival Blog: SURVIVAL – How To Survive

By Eric Leister – AccuWeather

Strong Typhoon Megi will blast Taiwan and eastern China with hazardous flooding as the latest tropical system to spin through the region.

Early Monday night, rain from Megi moved into Japan’s southernmost Ryukyu Islands and eastern Taiwan creating blustery conditions, but the most intense winds remained to the east across the Philippines Sea.

Danger to lives and property will heighten late Monday night as the typhoon takes aim at land.

Typhoon Megi to Blast Taiwan with Damaging Winds and Flooding Rain

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VIDEO: Building crumbles into raging river during deadly flooding in China