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Global Skywatch

information vs intelligence

Once again Samuel Culper lays it out in simple terms. How can we take any intelligent action, with any hope of success, if we do not have a decent picture of what is going on? The video here is just one sample of what he is trying to teach us… and what we MUST learn.

make it local

Bringing Production and Work Back Into The Urban and Rural Home Backdoor Survival » Preparedness » Bringing Production and Work Back Into The Urban and Rural Home Samantha Biggers | Nov 20, 2019   We live in a world where we outsource many things that used to be done in the home. After all, if people are working jobs away from home and commuting great distances, who has the time, let alone the skills and the equipment to do a lot of those things. This article is going to focus on how to “insource”. This is my word for taking care of some things at home and saving some money rather than paying others high rates to do it for you. […]

Bitterroot threat analysis

With a little help from my friends, we developed a current list of threats we could imagine to the world as we know it – specifically, our little corner of the world. The process, and threats are applicable to much of our country. Developing a useful list is a four step process. It is best to have several minds involved. I doubt the results change significantly from four participants to fourteen or more, but there is a minimum number to have the synergy of ideas from one triggering thoughts from another. 1) Brainstorm a list Hewlett Packard taught this for working in groups. It had to be fast, fun and friendly. Ideas came out and were scribed onto the board […]

TEOTWAWKI supply list

Below is an excellent compilation that we all could use as a preparation foundation. The End Of The World As We Know It has become a standard phrase covering any natural or man-made disruption to the easy life we take for granted. By easy, I mean the amazingly well-stocked store shelves, the ability to drive many miles any time we wish for whatever purposes tickle our fancy, and to live in relative comfort, safety and security. Nearly all of us succumb to the assumed continuation of this situation in spite of the myriad precarious factors that must all remain unchanged. In a matter of seconds we could go from the life we had taken for granted to one scrambling […]

household & prepping link collection

I have been saving various bookmarked pages for future reference. Today I share my handy-around-the-house collection with links and brief introductions. I am not promising there is any sense or unity to this collection beyond what is in my title. I want them for reference and thought you might also. – Ted – Easy Camping Meals For Fun and Survival There are so many great meals that you can make while camping while not using a lot of different pots and pans or complicated ingredients. Before we get into specific meals, let’s go over a few campfire meal basics that will make your life easier when out in the bush. Top 10 Best Undersink Reverse Osmosis Water Filter Systems in […]

slapping the left coast eco-warriors

PG&E’s power shutoffs Wednesday in Northern California Shutdowns expected in the Bay Area around noon PG&E’s Oakland K substation is silhouetted at sunset in the hills of Oakland, Calif. Power was supposed to go out at noon in Montclair, but the PG&E shutoff was delayed until later in the evening. We are providing free access to this article. Please consider supporting local journalism like this by purchasing a subscription. Click here for our 99-cent, 1-month trial offer. Pacific Gas & Electric began shutting off power in 34 California counties early Wednesday Oct. 9. The shutdowns started in Northern California and Marin County shortly after midnight, and were expected to begin in the rest of the Bay Area around noon […]

Area Study

You can have food, water, guns and ammo, medical supplies, water filtration systems, a $20,000 solar panel array, and lots of other “stuff”… But if you lack the ability to maintain situational awareness, you are sabotaging all your efforts at being prepared. You will be at the mercy of the unknown. You will experience a major “fog of war” that will slow down your decision-making. A lack of information — and the inability to produce intelligence — is likely to lead to a poor outcome. Because you’re not really prepared to operate in the environment that you’re going to inherit. It’s time for some self-reflection: What’s your plan to gather intelligence information in real-time during a disaster? How, specifically, are […]

The Great Montana Shakeout

  Register Here! Why Participate? Who is Participating? How to Participate Resources News & Events Partners & Sponsors ShakeOut FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions Having trouble finding something? Here are a few of our frequently asked questions. Can’t find it here? Contact us. What do I have to do to participate in the ShakeOut? Where is the ShakeOut being held? What will happen on October 17 ? The ShakeOut Drill is scheduled for 10:17 a.m. on October 17, 2019. This means that wherever you are at that moment—at home, at work, at school, anywhere—you should Drop, Cover, and Hold On as if there were a major earthquake occurring at that very moment, and stay in this position for at least […]

California adds insult to injury

I am not going to run down the details of Pacific Gas & Electricity’s rolling blackouts. There is a distinct funny smell to the whole darn thing.  Suffice it for this article that hundreds of thousands of super-green, socialist Californians are having their electricity shut off for days, even weeks at a time… after being convinced to convert to total pollution-elsewhere technology. No charging your smart car in your own garage. Piling on to make this awful situation for California’s middle class, rural and suburban populations worse, the state oaf-fish-als are starting to hamper amateur radio’s ability to provide communications when other modes are unavailable – the ham radio mission for over 100 years. INFOWARS.com posted the following article: California […]

Electro Magnetic Pulse – the threat is real

I have written and posted on this subject several times. I consider this to be a prime USofA vulnerability. Place it anywhere you wish on the probability scale, a probability/severity analysis determines this is worth consideration anyway. So I do. Are EMPs a real threat? My article of June 24th 2017 discusses the Chinese making development of EMP weapons and delivery systems a priority. My grid jeopardy article of September 7th, 2017 discusses natural solar flares sending EMPs our way and the effect thereof, including two video clips explaining it in more detail. In EMPBS I introduce a compatriot who wrote a very basic, but complete primer on the subject. The End Is Near talks about a solar storm, links […]

the horsemen of the apocalypse

I keep meaning to write (again) about the numerous precipices we gambol about upon. Agricultural, financial, war, biological, cultural and several more mostly man-made disasters are poised to destroy the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI). James Howard Kunstler just did that job. Not exactly as I would, but close enough. One thing for certain, there are more than four horsemen riding towards us this time. – Ted The Quickening Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page NEW: A New Video Message From Your Blogger JHK An ill wind threatens to rake and churn up the Atlantic coast this Labor Day as a live-action metaphor auguring a more general wreckage to come in the final four months of 2019. More […]

militias role in the current cultural trajectory

A few veterans of the 30-year old Arabian wars are actively training us for that type of conflict coming to our country. They offer classes and are regularly publishing ongoing education pieces well worth understanding. Major military battles are not how wars take place since the made-for-TV Desert Storm campaign almost 30 years ago. Now big money men provide logistics and direction to foot soldiers expecting to alter society in ways that they hope will provide good return on their investment. This is the same model the USofA government has been using in Arabia… graduating a large number of military veterans who know exactly how it works from both sides, short and long term. These are the guys we want […]

Arm Thy Neighbor

Ignatius Piazza lived in a very high-end Silicon Valley neighborhood when a carload of thugs rolled through shooting the place up for amusement. The terrifying moments of defenselessness inspired him to arm himself, train, and eventually create his own training academy, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. It also inspired him to purchase a large number of inexpensive, utilitarian, peasant-friendly semi-auto carbines that he could share with his neighbors when the time finally came that they wished to participate in self- and community defense. Matt Bracken suggests we all consider that neighborly, foresighted approach as part of our preparing strategies. In my neck of the woods there are probably more guns and ammo than food stockpiles. Nevertheless, the one sentence that […]

The End Is Near

… and the sky is falling … and all sorts of bad, nasty stuff is coming tomorrow. I deliberately over-state the potential, but it may not be a joking matter. While it might be a nothing-burger, learning a bit about Carrington Events, Faraday Cages and having more than a day’s worth of food and water might be healthy. The astrophysicists are real scientists who still practice genuine science. I’m betting there is SOMETHING to this solar storm. There most likely will be SOME EFFECT. Prepare accordingly. – Ted   A Large Solar Storm Will Hit Earth On July 31 Or August 1 At The Same Time That The “Black Supermoon” Happens July 28, 2019 by Michael Snyder FacebookTwitterSubscribe   […]