6 Critical Items That Have Disappeared in the Immediate Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

6 Critical Items That Have Disappeared in the Immediate Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey:

This article was originally published by Tess Pennington at ReadyNutrition.com 

Tess is the author of the widely popular and highly rated The Prepper’s Blueprint.

Before something like Hurricane Harvey, who could’ve imagined the kind of destruction that would literally immobilize a major U.S. metropolitan area for what could potentially be weeks if not months? As this writing we’re 72 hours into the aftermath of this major disaster and supplies are already running low.

Amid the images of loss and destruction, hurricane survivors know they must restock provisions to prepare for another week or more of sheltering in place. Now, imagine 6.2 million people trying to stock up at the same time. Panic buying is gripping the affected area and beginning to overload local and regional communities. Ahead of the hurricane making landfall the vast majority of people simply figured that the aftermath would, at most, last a few days. No one ever contemplated that real possibility that this scenario would be the end result or believed they would have to evacuate after the storm hit.

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5 days before the Financial Collapse – Coming Chaos: No Banks, No Public Facilities, No Food And Rampaging Gangs of Desperate People

5 days before the Financial Collapse – Coming Chaos: No Banks, No Public Facilities, No Food And Rampaging Gangs of Desperate People

H/t reader squodgy.

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Why Low-Tech Prepping Is a Better Option for a Long-Term Grid-Down Scenario

Why Low-Tech Prepping Is a Better Option for a Long-Term Grid-Down Scenario:

With power outages crippling cities across the nation, the potential for a nasty solar flare, and geopolitical tensions, it might be time to revisit your long term power outage plan. This article explains why low-tech prepping is much more affordable and sustainable for those of us without extravagant budgets.

This might be stating the obvious, but in the event of an EMP, things will not be the same, no matter how great your generator is.

Aaron Dykes of Truthstream Media wrote an excellent article about the extreme likelihood of a catastrophic event that could take out our power grid:

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Comprehensive list of REAL things that won’t vanish in the next great financial collapse

Comprehensive list of REAL things that won’t vanish in the next great financial collapse

H/t reader squodgy.

Related info:

100 Items to Disappear First

If You Want To Survive The Coming Greatest Financial Collapse In World History: Bosnia War Survivor: ‘One year in Hell …’ – ’35 Excuses That Will Doom The Non-Prepper’

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SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER SYSTEM & HACKS (VIDEO)

This is how I use the Sawyer Mini water filter system and a few tips to make it work a bit better too. This is the best, lightweight water filter you can get for the money and very versatile too.

@Amazon.com: Sawyer Products SP103 Mini Water Filtration System, Single, Orange

Related info:

Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter

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Wetterlings Bushman Axe By Les Stroud (Video)

Description:

This is the best all-around backpacking axe that I have yet seen. It splits and cross-cuts. It hammers.
The extended beard makes it outstanding for fine cutting tasks and feather sticks.

@Amazon.com: Wetterlings Bushman Axe by Les Stroud One Size

@Amazon.com: Wetterlings Les Stroud / WoodlandPRO Firewood Cutters Kit

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Bahco Laplander Vs. Silky Pocketboy: Battle Of The Bushcraft Saws (Video)

@Amazon.com: Bahco 396-LAP Laplander Folding Saw, 7-1/2 -Inch Blade, 7 TPI

Somehow Amazon does not provide a product link to the Silky.

If you want to buy a Silky click on the Bahco and then insert the Silky description below:

@Amazon.com: Silky Folding Landscaping Hand Saw POCKETBOY 170 Medium Teeth 340-17

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Cold Steel 3V SRK Fixed 6-Inch Blade Knife

Description:

Survival & Rescue operations demand a versatile knife able to withstand the most extreme conditions. Simply put, the Cold Steel SRK (Survival Rescue Knife) was designed specifically with this in mind. A popular knife with Military and Tactical Law Enforcement Personnel, the SRK is the standard issue knife of the Navy SEALS for their BUDS – or Basic Underwater Demolition training – the SRK has proved its worth time and time again in the most demanding environments. Whatever the mission, we’re confident that the SRK is the knife for you!

Excellent survival knife, but if you want to use your knife only for hunting, then the Master Hunter is probably the best choice out there:

Cold Steel 36CC 3V Master Hunter Fixed Blade Knife ($99.80)

http://www.coldsteel.com/3v-master-hunter.html ($199.99)

If this really is a 3V SRK, then this is a bargain (that is hard to believe, but then the Master Hunter also looks incredibly cheap. Am I missing something?):

@Amazon.com: Cold Steel 3V SRK Fixed 6-Inch Blade Knife ($128.05)

http://www.coldsteel.com/3v-srk.html ($254.99)

Sadly, unlike the Gerber LMF II ($78.21), the 3V SRK is not equipped with a pointed buttcap that is made of stainless steel, but I still prefer the 3V SRK.

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How I built my ultimate 25 pound bug out bag

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Former Counterintelligence Special Agent, US Army Chief Warrant Officer, and Combat Veteran. I grew up in the woods and spent a lifetime in various environments from deserts to jungles to politically-sensitive urban environments, and I’m here to tell you what I know.

How I built my ultimate 25 pound bug out bag

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Which Items Will Disappear First During A Major National Emergency?

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100 Items to Disappear First


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Which Items Will Disappear First During A Major National Emergency?:

One day in the not too distant future, a major emergency will strike this nation, and that will set off a round of hoarding unlike anything we have ever seen before.  Just think about what happens when a big winter storm or a hurricane is about to hit one of our major cities – inevitably store shelves are stripped bare of bread, milk, snow shovels, etc.  Even though winter storms and hurricanes are just temporary hurdles to overcome, they still cause many people to go into panic mode.  So what is going to happen when we have a real crisis on our hands?

We can get some clues about which items will disappear first during a major national emergency by taking a look at where such a scenario is already playing out.  One recent survey found that over 80 percent of all basic foodstuffs are currently unavailable in Venezuela, and about half the country can no longer provide three meals a day for their families.  Thankfully, some stores still have a few things that they are able to offer, but other key items are completely gone.  The following comes from USA Today

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25 Forgotten Survival Lessons You Need to Know – ‘Skills That Could Save Your Life’

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25 FORGOTTEN SURVIVAL LESSONS FROM THE PIONEERS WORTH FINDING AND LEARNING:

This article was originally written and published at BioPrepper.com.

Editor’s Comment: If doing it the hard way has any benefit, it means actually learning something. Experience is the best teacher; the modern world is filled with pseudo-experiences produced only through the electronic screen. But do it a few times in real life, and you’ll understood the pros and cons of each method, and learn to actually do things for yourself, instead of just transferring all your wealth and energy to a system of government that minimizes your value as a human.

By the way, if a critical mass of people reconnected with these kind of skills, or retook to self-sustaining, self-reliant ways, the power of the corrupt system would dwindle, and new associations would form… for a number of reasons, these are skills that could save your life.

25 Forgotten Survival Lessons From The Pioneers Worth Finding And Learning

by Bioprepper

Pioneer life has a special meaning in America. In less than 300 years, civilization spread across a vast continental wilderness.

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