Top 50 Preparedness Items (and why)

The Top 50 Preparedness Items (and why)

What are the top 50 preparedness items - and why
The top 50 preparedness items

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Welcome to this week’s Survive The Coming Collapse newsletter, brought to you by Free Survival Cheat Sheets.com, a set of quick, actionable, and free preparedness and survival tips and tricks from the The Fastest Way To Prepare course.

Survival Diva here.  We’ve been talking about the reasons why it’s so important to prepare for the last couple of weeks, and I’m very excited to be discussing the solutions this week! With prepping comes peace of mind, knowing we’re ready for whatever Mother Nature, the economy brings, or terrorists bring. Writing the reasons to prepare in the last two posts had me criticizing my own preparedness as I took inventory before the first snowfall. I definitely need to beef up my stash of firewood! And there’s always room for improvement in other areas.

This week, we’re going to cover a “Top 50” of preparedness items that you absolutely want to have in place when a disaster strikes (or get your hands on before the masses realize that the sky has fallen.)

These items will be the first to disappear in an emergency, and once purchased, most wouldn’t trade them for a stack of gold bullion…unless they’ve put extras aside for barter. The good news is many items on the list aren’t expensive, so setting them aside now will save you the drama of having to scramble or barter for them later

You’ll notice this list does not include storage food, medical supplies, clothing, cleaning supplies or all but one basic hygiene product, but even so, each of these items are must-haves—but since you’re already here, you know that.  If you don’t have that under control, I want to suggest that you go through FreeSurvivalCheatSheets.com for a beginner roadmap.

Checking a few of things off the list each week, pay period, or month will go a long ways towards your being able to breathe easy, even in the face of calamity.

Top 50 Preparedness Items (or classes of items)

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Anti-CAIR Subway Ad

The Blaze.com

New Anti-CAIR Subway Ad Featuring Burning World Trade Center & Koranic Verses Set to Launch

Activist and blogger Pamela Geller’s subway and bus ads likening Islamic radicals to “savages” have created quite a stir. After battles with the transit authorities in both New York City and Washington, D.C., judges have ruled in Geller’s favor, stating that her group, American Freedom Defense Initiative, has a First Amendment right to post the controversial ads. While the dust is finally settling on the initial campaign, the activist is preparing to launch another, potentially more controversial ad blitz — one that includes an image of the World Trade Center up in flames and two controversial verses from the Koran.

On Sunday, Geller shared her new poster and an explanation of its purpose (it’s a response to a new ad being put out by the Council on American-Islamic Relations) with TheBlaze. Much like Sojourners, Rabbis for Human Rights and United Methodist Women, CAIR also launched an ad decrying Geller’s anti-jihad campaign.

 

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Fiat Currency and Police State

DollarCollapse.com –

Fiat Currency and the Emerging Police State

Our transition from more-or-less free country to police state is accelerating. The NSA’s Utah data mining facility, ever-tighter restrictions on offshore accounts, the Internet “kill switch”, the Patriot Act’s many assaults on the Bill of Rights, the militarization of local police, the spread of drones for domestic surveillance; each has a role in the high-tech updating of a very old idea: that the state is paramount and the individual a slave to public order and national power.

But why is this happening now, rather than in 1950 or 2050? The answer is that we’re reaping the whirlwind that always accompanies fiat currency. We created a central bank in 1913 and freed it from the constraint of gold in 1971. Give the government or the big banks the power to create money out of thin air and you eventually get a dictatorship. “Eventually” just happens to be now.

 

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Sharia Law in Egyptian Constitution


Drudge Report –

 

Doctors in Egypt often won’t treat HIV-AIDS patients

Egypt TV host gets jail term for insulting president

 

The Blaze.com

Egypt’s Islamic Group Calls for Jihad to Force Sharia into Constitution

Egypt’s al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya – or Islamic Group – is warning it could use violence as a means to ensure Sharia law is adopted in the latest draft of the country’s constitution and is calling on Egyptians to wage “jihad and fight in support of Sharia.”


This call was made by Mohamed Salah, the leader of the group which the U.S. designates as a terrorist organization. Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya’s spiritual leader was the blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman who is imprisoned in the U.S. for his role in blowing up the World Trade Center in New York in February 1993 and for plotting to assassinate then Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

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Critical Food Storage Mistake #2

Critical Food Storage Mistake #2

2nd in the series of critical food storage mistakes
second “critical food storage mistakes” of 2 news letters

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Survival Diva here, picking up the thread of last week’s post. I briefly mentioned appetite fatigue in “The Mother of All Food Storage Myths”. Although this subject is not spoken of often enough, it deserves a post of its own and why this subject was included in my preparedness book Survival: Prepare Before Disaster Strikes .

Appetite fatigue is the condition of choosing not to eat instead of eating the same food that you’ve had for the last 5, 10, or 100 meals.  Sadly, there is little written about it; yet it has the potential be deadly. This syndrome is most pronounced in the very young and the very old, but it can affect anyone.

It may seem like a stretch that while preparing for a time when everything around us has been turned upside down, we also have to juggle adding a variety of flavors and textures to avoid appetite fatigue. After all, food storage is meant for survival, and in a crisis you’d think everyone should be grateful for food storage when grocer’s shelves are bare, right? Wrong!

Even during times of war, studies have shown there is a certain percentage of people who just can’t stomach eating the same meal for weeks or months at a stretch and they will eventually choose hunger. Hunger equates to fatigue and illness or worse.


(David’s note:  Naysayers, like myself, are quick to point out that tribal people in Africa have been known to eat ash cakes–or whatever other semi-edible plant matter they can find—for months at a time.  Two things to keep in mind.  #1, they have been conditioned since birth to eat whatever they have in front of them.  #2, there’s a form of natural selection that happens as tribesmen grow up…picky eaters die young, and anyone who makes it to adulthood doesn’t care about trivial matters like “variety”.)

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How to get loved ones to prepare

How to get loved ones to prepare

How to get loved ones to prepare
why aren’t they prepared? how to get loved ones to prepare

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Survive the coming collapse.com

Welcome to this week’s Survive The Coming Collapse newsletter, brought to you by FreeSurvivalCheatSheets.com, a set of quick, actionable, and free preparedness and survival tips and tricks from the Fastest Way To Prepare course.

Survival Diva here with some ammo for you to use to help get your friends and loved ones to “kick it into gear” and get ready for what’s coming. The statistics found in this post speak for themselves, and if you have loved ones who fire up the eye-roll whenever you mention prepping, it might be worthwhile to clue them into some of these warning signs as soon as possible.

As Preppers, many of us may have already asked our loved ones the question, “Why Aren’t You Prepared?” It’s a legitimate question…People think nothing of shelling out for auto insurance in case we have a fender-bender. We insure our homes, and some even pay for rental insurance in case of fire or theft. And we have health insurance in case of a medical emergency. So why, when food and water are pivotal for survival, don’t more people put food and water aside for tough times?

Although it would take a book the size of War and Peace to site the many reasons why we should all be getting ready as fast as we can, I’ve compiled excerpts to show the reasons why we can’t afford to put off preparing for the coming changes.

What QE3 Has in Store For Us

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Will Iran, Social Security, or the Electrical Grid Collapse First?

Will Iran, Social Security, or the Electrical Grid Collapse First?

will social security or electrical grid collapse first?
which will collapse first – social security or the electrical grid

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Survive the coming collapse.com

Welcome to this week’s Survive The Coming Collapse newsletter, brought to you by Free Survival Cheat Sheets.com, a set of quick, actionable, and free preparedness and survival tips and tricks from the The Fastest Way To Prepare course.

Survival Diva here with ‘the rest of the story’ of immediate signs in the news telling us that we must prepare–FAST. It isn’t necessarily news any of us want to hear, but unless we know what’s headed our way, it’s difficult to prepare for the coming changes. Lately, many have stepped out from the shadows to brave telling the unvarnished truth of where the country is headed, and their friends and family have begun to prepare as a result.

Social Security & Financial Solvency Hangs in the Balance

For years many have warned that Social Security was being siphoned off. Now we have proof:

As quoted by Bruce Krasting in his article titled “Bernanke – My Goal is to Wreck Social Security” brucekrasting.com/bernanke-my-goal-is-to-wreck-social-security/

“Anyone who is 55 or older should be worried about this. Based on current law, all SS benefit payments must be cut by (approximately) 25% when the TF (social security Trust Fund) is exhausted. This will affect 72 million people. The economic consequences will be severe.”

Then on October 2, 2012, New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman wrote an article titled “Senate leaders at work on plan to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’”

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49251088/ns/politics-the_new_york_times/?ocid=msnhp

Here is an excerpt from the article:

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