GENERAL PREPAREDNESS

Americans are told by FEMA to be able to self-rescue and self-supply for at least 72 hours, but clearly emergencies can last much longer. You need to be able to take care of yourselves and each other for extended periods, including effective food storage. We will show you how.

Even if you are not a veteran, you are welcome to join us and get trained, and then help train others. We find that nearly everyone has some skill or life experience that is useful to the community, and we will help you pick a training track to focus on, and get trained up by more experienced team member mentors. And even if you have physical limitations that would prevent you from being on a field team, you can still help with support, security as a “home guard,” and logistics.

And if you already have an existing group, such as a neighborhood watch, church group, veterans group, political or social group, we would be happy to train your group in all of the above skills.

We believe that strong neighborhood watches (with teeth) are the most critical first steps toward a strong America, working from the bottom up to provide local security while we also strengthen what is already there (search and rescue, volunteer fire, volunteer emergency medical, CERT teams, reserve deputy and police auxiliary, etc.). We encourage the formation of Sheriff Posses behind constitutional sheriffs.


Latest CPT Preparedness Articles

How to Make a “Water Ram” Off-Grid Water Pump, Requires No Electricity

This video comes from Mr. Teslonian, the fellow who took gasification to a new level. In this video, he shows us how to make a Water Ram for pumping water

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DIY Solar Water Heater! – Solar Thermal COPPER COIL Water Heater! – Easy DIY (Full instr.) 170F

– Here is a simple to construct copper coil solar hot water heater. It is like an on-demand water heater, as there is no storage tank, but when the sun

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DIY Solar Furnace for under $50

Want to harness the sun to help heat your home? Here is a simple, inexpensive possibility.

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DIY How To Build Raised Bed Covers

In northern climates, such as we have in northwestern Montana, there is always a risk of frost, even in the summer months. We have covered our raised beds with sheets

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How to Build a Raised Garden Bed with Wood

Raised bed gardening is very easy. In areas with poor soils, it will be necessary to create your own better soil, by mixing some of your soil with bags full

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Two Water Filtration Videos

Here are two videos about water filtration. The first is a DIY Emergency 5 Gallon Water Filter / Filtration System for $35. This system removes particulates, but not bacteria or

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The Benefits of a Root Cellar

  Before the days of refrigeration, folks had root cellars to preserve the vegetables they grew in their gardens through the winter. My Dad remembered his parents had one on

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Basic Herbal Preparations: How to Make Infusions, Decoctions, and Tinctures

This article comes from DeliciousObsessions.com by Jessica Espinoza … In this post, I am going to share with you how to make the following basic herbal preparations:… Infusions (like the

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A Small Scale Integrated Livestock Farm

Here is a video of a couple who started small and gradually increased their chickens, goats and pigs. They added one cow, then a second so they could have continuous

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What is the Normalcy Bias? “That could never happen here!”

By various (This piece is found in various forms on the internet.) Human bodies don’t normally fly through the air, and I didn’t expect a real life lesson in normalcy

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The Precepts of Rawlesian Survivalist Philosophy

From SurvivalBlog.com The following is a general summary of my survivalist philosophy: Modern Society is Increasingly Complex, Interdependent, and Fragile. With each passing year, technology progresses and chains of interdependency

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Observations and Lessons from the Oroville Dam Evacuation

A large emergency evacuation order shines from a billboard above a deserted gas station in downtown Oroville, Calif., Sunday night, Feb. 12, 2017, after water officials ordered residents to leave

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Sheep Or Goats?

Here are some videos about raising sheep and goats. Some folks prefer goats, while others prefer sheep. It boils down to what you want from them. Both will give milk

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Edible and Medicinal Plants

In any severe economic depression/collapse, or during any period of societal upheaval, store-bought medicines will quickly disappear. There are alternatives, however, for many of the store-bought medicines. Nature provides us

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5 Levels of Preparation

Southbound traffic clogs Highway 99 Sunday evening, Feb. 12, 2017 as residents flee Yuba City, Calif., part of a massive evacuation of communities downstream of Oroville Dam, in Oroville, Calif.

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Getting A Real Education– Why Becoming Self-Sufficient Is Better Than Going To College

This article comes from SurvivalBlog.com By Hugh James Latimer Everywhere you turn experts are predicting that the world is heading into some very troubling times. At every level, they say

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Feed your backyard chickens for free with garden produce, common weeds

Ethan A. Huff, staff writer (NaturalNews) One of the biggest complaints people who raise backyard chickens have is that commercial feed costs are often prohibitively expensive, especially when trying to

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Household Basics in TEOTWAWKI- Part 2, by Sarah Latimer

This article comes from the survivalblog.com by Sarah Latimer I’m continuing my journey to consider some of the basics (beyond meat, eggs, dairy, grains, fruits, and vegetables) that I will

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12 Rare Skills That Will Come In Handy When SHTF

  Not all of these skills are “rare”, though some are. The important thing is that you will need at least one, (and hopefully more than one), skill that you

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Do You Have What it Takes to Raise Backyard Chickens?

Raising your  own chickens is an easy way to provide eggs and meat for your family diet. They can be a source of income, too. If self-sufficiency is your goal,

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Every Day Carry for Today’s World

First let me premise this article with a few points you need to consider:  Firstly you must research local laws for yourself as some items or actions discussed may be

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NavyJack – Defending Freedom of Speech Against Violent Attacks from the Left

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of

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CALL TO ACTION: Volunteers and Donated Items Needed to Help Tornado Victims in Georgia

  UPDATE:   This operation is now over and done.   Thanks to all who pitched in to lend a hand.  We will post up an article on how it went shortly. 

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UPDATE: NavyJack – The Presidential Inauguration (or not) of Donald J. Trump

“Every illegal action and blockade perpetrated by the protesters and anarchists on Inauguration Day could have been avoided.  The DC Metropolitan Police Department had a mountain of evidence, including videos

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NavyJack – Treasonous Conspiracies Against the Government of the United States of America (Updated 11/17/2016)

Introduction Over the past 5 days, the nation has experienced major protests in 12 Democratic Party controlled cities and minor protests in many others. In each case, the protests were

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NavyJack – Operation HYPO: Infiltrating Violent Protests Against the President Elect

This Operation has been continued thru January 22, 2017. Please see the update covering Inauguration Day threats here. “Clearly as Oath Keepers, we cannot simply sit around and watch while the

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NavyJack – BATTLEGROUND AMERICA (UPDATED 11/11/2016)

Fighting between Trump and Clinton supporters erupts outside the WHITE HOUSE as violence spreads across the US in wake of shock election result! VIOLENCE erupted across America the morning after

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NavyJack – Operation Sabot 2016 – After Action Report (Updated 11/10/2016)

I would like to express my sincerest thanks to all of the Oath Keepers that participated and contributed to our highly successful operation. Our presence was felt by the nation

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Virginia Gov. Pardons 60,000 Felons, Enough To Swing Election

Source: The Daily Caller Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has granted voting rights to as many as 60,000 convicted felons just in time for them to register to vote, nearly five

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NavyJack – WARNING: Cornered Animals Are The Most Dangerous!

Background With the General Election only a few days away, the globalist establishment and their Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton, have become cornered.  The reopening of the investigation into the illegal

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Emergency Communications: Time is short to get comms up and running!

From the Desk of Paul Stramer Montana Comm Leader for Oath Keepers NOTE:  Paul will be a presenter on our public webinar on emergency communications and EMP Protection, this Monday

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Preparedness: How To Start Prepping: Part 2

This is part 1 of this article In this article we’ll discuss different levels of storing food, advantages and disadvantages of each and some places where you can get food,

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Nick Meacher: Preparedness: How To Start

Preparedness: How To Start by Nick Meacher   At the time of writing Hurricane Matthew is just off the coast of Miami and is causing widespread power outages and damage

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Sam Culper: SHTF INTELLIGENCE COURSE: October 21-23: IDAHO FALLS

Sam Culper of Forward Observer Magazine will conclude his public classes for the year in Idaho Falls, Idaho. (Sign-up Button is Below)   This SHTF Intelligence course is a three-day

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Bearing Arms: Man Who Shot Crossroads Mall Terrorist Is USPSA Competitor

Man Who Shot Crossroads Mall Terrorist Is USPSA Competitor, 3-Gun Shooter Posted at Bearing Arms website: 8:36 am on September 19, 2016 by Bob Owens http://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2016/09/19/man-shot-crossroads-mall-terrorist-uspsa-competitor-3-gun-shooter/ Excerpts: Read whole article

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NavyJack – Report: Police Refuse to Protect Political Rally Participants Again – This Time in Minneapolis (Updated 08/23/2016)

Protests at a Trump campaign event at the Minneapolis Convention Center became violent Friday night. Protesters pushed, verbally harassed and spat on Trump supporters.  The most aggressive protesters didn’t arrive until

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NavyJack – Gang Attacks Good Samaritan Chanting “Black Lives Matter”

Brandon Reiter was beaten by a group of men early Friday morning.  According to a report filed with police, the man was driving home to James Island, SC at around 3

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NavyJack – Home With Blue Lives Matter Flag Torched – ‘Lie with Pigs, Fry Like Bacon’ Message Written on Siding

ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The owners of a home that caught fire in Endicott, NY Wednesday shared unsettling information with Action News on Thursday. Multiple crews responded to a house fire at 410

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NavyJack – Black Lives Matter Leader Redirects the Milwaukee Unrest Against Political Adversaries (Updated 08/16/2016)

David Clarke is the outspoken and popular Sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. In 2002, Clarke was appointed to a vacancy by Governor Scott McCallum, and later elected that same year

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NavyJack – Black Lives Matter Strikes Again: The Milwaukee Riots (Updated 08/15/2016 – A Second Night of Violence)

Saturday night’s Black Lives Matter riots began when a police officer pulled over a car with two men inside. The two men left the vehicle and attempted to run. A

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NavyJack – WARNING: Christian Churches Must Prepare for Battle with ISIS or Close Their Doors (Updated 08/13/2016)

ISIS recently released the 15th issue of its official magazine Dabiq. This latest issue is titled “BREAK THE CROSS”. The issue focuses on waging war against Christians and the Sign of the

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NavyJack – The Future Must Not Belong to Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam

An ISIS Terrorist Attack in Garland Texas The Curtis Culwell Center terrorist attack was perpetrated by two men who attempted to carry out a mass execution of participants at an exhibit

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NavyJack – Get Ready for the Democratic National Convention

The Republican National Convention is now behind us without the threatened shut down and with minimal violence.  There are a lot of theories as to why the RNC protests failed

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NavyJack – President Obama Encourages Police to Warm-up to the “Legitimate” Concerns of the Black Lives Matter Movement and a Daytona Police Squad Car is Firebombed

On July 10, 2016, President Obama responded to questions from reporters as he wrapped up meetings with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in Madrid. The President tackled criticism that has

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NavyJack – The Main Stream Media and President Obama Strike Again: Alton Sterling and the Baton Rouge Unrest

“This was not the first time that Mr. Sterling was in possession of an illegal weapon, refused to admit he had the gun and had to be wrestled to the

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NavyJack – Shooter Targets Baltimore Police Officers

Baltimore City Police say that officers have secured the scene of a shooting near Wheeler Avenue and N. Bentalou Street. The shooting occurred around 9:20p.m. Thursday evening. Early reports indicated that

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NavyJack – President Obama Invites Black Lives Matter Leaders to the White House

On July 11, 2016, a White House Petition to “Formally Recognize Black Lives Matter as a Terrorist Organization” achieved the required 100,000 signatures to demand an Obama Administration response.  As reported in

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NavyJack – Malik Zulu Shabazz Claims that Donald Trump Has Met his Match at the Convention of the Oppressed

Malik Zulu Shabazz is a black nationalist with a long, well-documented history of racist accusations about the “inherent evil of white people”. Many of his remarks contain threats of violence.

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Atlanta – Mayor Considers Deployment of National Guard

Source: WSB-TV Atlanta police and Mayor Kasim Reed held a news conference Monday morning to discuss plans for the event as well as the marches and protests over the weekend. Over

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NavyJack – When the Obama Administration and the Government Controlled Media Lie, People Die

The narrative of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization relies on the repeated retelling of lies by the Obama Administration and the Government Controlled Main Stream Media (MSM). CNN, NBC,

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NavyJack – How to Get Arrested at a “Black Lives Matter” Protest in Oregon

A conservative blogger, 36-year-old Michael Strickland, was arrested on July 8, 2016 at a Black Lives Matter protest when police say that he unlawfully pointed a gun at protesters in

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NavyJack – The Marxist Takeover of the United States

In my earlier article titled “Understanding the Campaign to Destabilize the United States”, I detailed how the United Nations is sincerely looking forward to becoming the central committee of the

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer – BBC Horizon

Part of being prepared, is to be healthy. Americans are not very healthy. Whether it be obesity, diabetes, heart trouble, or just being generally out of shape, we, as Patriots,

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Navy Jack: It’s Time for an Adult Discussion about Gun Control

  The horrific death and injury toll resulting from the Orlando ISIS Attack demands that Americans have an adult discussion about gun control. The Government cannot protect us from an

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Protests And Preparations

Protests and Preparations Sent in by NavyJack   For context, please see this article from yesterday’s posting – https://www.oathkeepers.org/in-the-wake-of-san-jose-patriots-must-step-up-to-protect-all-americans-against-assault-by-violent-thugs/ Additionally, check this before reading the below composition: Certainly this decision

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OATH KEEPERS PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN AND PATRIOT SUMMIT JUNE 3-5

  NOTE FROM STEWART:  This is a working summit, not a place to just listen to speakers.  As with the state and regional summits we have done in the past,

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Wild Edibles with Sergei Boutenko

The following are four videos about wild edible plants. If the SHTF, you may need to supplement your stored food with wild edible plants. These plants have valuable minerals, vitamins

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The Native Survival School

I came across a very useful website, recently. NativeSurvival.com is about living off the land, understanding the bounty nature has to offer. It’s founder, Mitch Mitchell, is a young man

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25 FORGOTTEN SURVIVAL LESSONS FROM THE PIONEERS WORTH FINDING AND LEARNING

This is a very useful guide to skills that would be needed in a SHTF scenario. It is a starting place. The more basic skills you have, the better your

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Federal Reserve Holds Two Emergency Meetings In Three Days

I cannot recall emergency Fed meetings ever taking place this close together in the past; something odd may be afoot.  Theories on the web abound, including some who believe the

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Their Plan Is To “Gain Control Of All Habitable Portions Of The World”

The following video was produced by Corbett Report Clocking in at 1300 pages of small print text, Carroll Quigley’s seminal work, Tragedy and Hope, is an intimidating and weighty tome.

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Fourth Annual Colorado Oath Keepers Rally and Summit

Fourth Annual Colorado Oath Keepers Rally and Summit Fourth Annual Colorado Oath Keepers Rally and Summit Location:   Canon City Veteran’s Park, Canon City, Colorado (across from historic territorial prison).   Just

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Stewart Rhodes At Texas Veterans Summit April 10!

Come early on Saturday, April 9, the day before the Summit, for Sam Culper's training session. See Below! Network with Oath Keepers/ CPT Teams Sunday, April 10, 2016 9:00   
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Self Sufficiency Requires Knowledge, Tools And Parts

This article was written by Tom Chatham and originally published at Project Chesapeake When most people think of self sufficiency they think of seeds, garden tools and canning jars but

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America’s Gestapo: The FBI’s Reign of Terror

This article was written by John Whitehead and originally published at The Rutherford Institute “We want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are

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Survival Tip: How to Make Fire with a Lemon

If you are like me you are always on the look out for new and unique prepper / survival tips. Here is one I found particularly interesting. Usually one does

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The Stupid Things People Do When Their Society Breaks Down

This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Alt-Market.com A frequent mistake that many people make when considering the concept of social or economic collapse is to

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How Do You Recover From An Economic Collapse?

This article was written by Tom Chatham and originally published at Project Chesapeake The road to recovery from any type of societal collapse is largely dependent on the mechanism that

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Venezuela Could Be The Future Of Western Civilization

This article was written by Tom Chatham and originally published at Project Chesapeake If anyone wants to see where western civilization is headed they need only to look at Venezuela

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Central Banks Are Trojan Horses, Looting Their Host Nations

This article was originally published at Washington’s Blog A Nobel prize winning economist, former chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank, and chairman of the President’s council

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Sam Culper and Forward Observer Magazine

– An open letter from your friendly editor about: Forward Observer Magazine In recent times Oath Keepers’ regular readers have been fortunate to have Sam Culper publish his “SitRep” (Situational

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Upcoming Tactical Training Camp in North Western Montana

On the upcoming weekend of Friday, February 19th through Sunday February 21st Members of the Northern Idaho Training Center (NITC) will be hosting in Marion Montana an Intermediate level training

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Is The American Dream Dead?

This article was written by Tom Chatham and originally published at Project Chesapeake The American dream is not a thing in physical terms but an idea that lives or dies

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Will A Market Selloff Turn Into Worldwide Recession?

ASSOCIATE EDITOR’S NOTE: It’s nice that the mainstream academic economists are finally getting with the program in terms of collapsing demand across the financial spectrum.  Of course, it’s too little

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What Is The Best Method Of Rebellion Against Tyranny?

This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Alt-Market.com I have heard it often said that there is no one right way to accomplish a goal. I

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Real Goods Are The Real Money

This article was written by Tom Chatham and originally published at Project Chesapeake We have seen the massive drop in the Baltic Dry Index over the past few months indicating

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Small Arms Sales Skyrocket In Germany In Reaction To Refugee Attacks

This article was originally published at Zero Hedge As we’ve documented on a number of occasions over the past three or so months, Germans have a newfound love for pepper

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Canadian Government Orders Residents To Get Rid Of Wood-Burning Stoves

This article was written by Daniel Barker and originally published at Natural News In a blatant attack on those who prefer living as self-sufficiently as possible, citizens of Montreal have

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The Daily Bell Interviews Brandon Smith Of Alt-Market

ASSOCIATE EDITOR’S NOTE: I recently participated in an interesting interview with The Daily Bell, and though most of my readers are probably already familiar with my positions on these questions

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Five Intelligence Essentials for Community Security

We as veterans are blessed.  Not only can we say that we answered the call and served in our nation’s military (many of us at time of war), but we

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Oregon Standoff A Terrible Plan That We Might Be Stuck With

This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Alt-Market.com Well, there is whole host of things wrong with this situation, which is why I never supported or

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What Is Your Ultimate Default Plan?

This article was written by Tom Chatham and originally published at Project Chesapeake Most thinking people have a backup plan for disasters of some kind but do you have a

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Coming To America? Swedes Threatened With Beheading if They Don’t Convert to Islam

This article was originally published at Zero Hedge Sweden is in shambles (as we detailed here and here), but the latest escalation in terrorist-related threats to the refugee-protecting nation. As

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25 Ways To Give The Gift Of Preparedness

This article was written by Daisy Luther and originally published at The Organic Prepper In a world that is becoming increasingly more dangerous, why don’t you start some new holiday

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Holiday Sale On Thermal Evasion Clothing From Snakebite Tactical!

Hello Oath Keepers, Snakebite Tactical, the lone company on the web offering proven wearable evasion clothing against thermal imaging (FLIR) to liberty minded civilians, is launching a Christmas sale.  This

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The Master Plan For Tyranny Is Unfolding In Front Of Our Eyes

This video was originally produced by We Are Change In this video Luke Rudkowski talks about the latest erosion of personal liberty all around the world and how this is

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Prepping our bodies for winter with Mike Adams of Natural News

Oath Keepers Winter Prepping Series 2. We often times get so caught up in our home preparations for the winter season, by focusing on things like having enough firewood and

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Winter Prepping with James Wesley, Rawles

Oath Keepers Winter Prepping Series 1 Winter Prepping with James Wesley, Rawles   ­­­­There is a change in the air, a crispness you can almost taste on a sharp inhale.

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15 Useful Skills In A Collapse

Mike Adams, of NaturalNews.com, has a two-part video where he gives 15 useful skills to have during a collapse situation. There are other valuable skills, of course, but he gives

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Post-Paris American Police State Once Again In Vogue: “We Can Crush ISIS Enclave Of Terror”

This article was written by Mac Slavo and originally published at SHTFplan.com It seems that the only response to terrorism is more surveillance, security, police presence and, of course, war.

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Spend A Little, Live A Lot

This article was written by Tom Chatham and originally published at Project Chesapeake Most people want to live a life of extravagance but their meager paychecks often fall far short

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Monopoly Medicine – G Edward Griffin Interviews Mike Adams

  Here is a great interview done by G. Edward Griffin with Mike Adams, The Health Ranger. Mike Adams is a great resource for Natural health news, research and analysis,

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Community Preparations For Catastrophic Events

This article was written by Tom Chatham and originally published at Project Chesapeake Many people now feel that pending trouble is in the air. They may not know what or

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How Modern Life Destroys Survival Instinct

This article was written by Daisy Luther and originally published at The Organic Prepper Our world today would seem magical to our ancestors. Our needs are met almost immediately, we

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False East/West Paradigm And The End Of Freedom

This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Alt-Market.com People are desperate for leaders and heroes. This is an undeniable condition of human life and of human

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The Importance of Training

I got the call late in the evening last Wednesday. “Hey do you want to go to this training in Idaho on advanced small team tactics?” My immediate answer was

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Safe Assets In A World Gone Mad

This article was written by Tom Chatham and originally published at Project Chesapeake Gold and silver are good assets to hold to insure the preservation of EXCESS wealth but there

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Economic Crisis: How You Can Prepare Over The Next Six Months

I wouldn’t say that it is “never too late” to prepare for potential disaster because, obviously, the numerous economic and social catastrophes of the past have proven otherwise. There simply

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Blending in, Jade Helm Style: Fake Rental Trucks Reveal Military’s Hidden Spy Rooms

This article was originally published at Truthstream Media Jade Helm’s tagline is “mastering the human domain”. We have been told that, in part, this has to do with special operations

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What Will It Take To Set Off Your Alarm Bells?

This article was written by Tom Chatham and originally published at Project Chesapeake What does it take to make you sit up and take notice of the problems surrounding society

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