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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Former Green Beret: Why Preppers Should Learn to Survive Without Brand Name Equipment

Why Preppers Should Learn to Survive Without Brand Name Equipment:

ReadyNutrition Readers, this article is a “trumpet call” to continue your preparations, or to commence with them if you have not done so already.  We don’t know what the inauguration is going to bring, if indeed it does occur peaceably.  For one thing, everyone and their brother on the Left has threated everything possible, such as mass demonstrations, mass disruptions, and physical violence against the incoming president.  The bottom line: we don’t know what will happen, and it is best to remain in a state of readiness and preparation.

I’m also going to explain something of my own mindset regarding matters toward preparation.  With some of the pieces I have written, there have been a good deal of disparaging comments, especially directed toward pieces with recommendations for tools, equipment, food, and on-the-spot preps from bargain sources and Dollar stores.

The reason I have suggested things such as small tool kits and “piecemeal” equipment from thrift shops or the Dollar Trees is that there are tremendous numbers of readers that are either just starting out prepping or are on a limited budget…so limited that they can do it no other way.

I fully understand there are some people who cannot afford laser rangefinders, Gerber Multi-tools, or Fat Max Stanley tape measures.  I suggest alternatives for them.  Know what?  Here’s the bottom line on that:


None of us are going to be completely prepared when the bottom drops out.  Knowledge and skills should be desirous over materials, because with these you can either acquire what is needed or improvise out of what can be fabricated into something useful.


Obama just recently signed Executive Order 12333 into play.  This one removes the restrictions over the intelligence-gathering agencies regarding the sharing of information pertaining to terrorist suspects, ad infinitum.  There is also mention of procedures that reinforce previous NDAA policies of taking any and all actions necessary against terrorists, whether they are actual or potential.  In essence, the EO hands over the unchecked power to snoop into the hands of soon-to-be president Donald Trump.

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The 14 Best Foods You Can Grow In a Survival Garden

Topinambour and Chinese yam root (Dioscorea opposita, Dioscorea batatas) should be on that list.

Additionally: Herbs, like the stinging nettle, goatweed, jiaogulan and many others should grow in and around a survival garden.


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