Friday, July 31, 2009

The Infowars Flu Pandemic Resource

Corporate Media Gets You Ready for Your Forced Experimental Vaccination
Infowars Robert Gates, the Bush admin leftover at the Pentagon, is ready to sign off on a plan to marry troops with FEMA for the engineered pandemic scheduled for later this year.

Health Officials Admit Fast Tracked H1N1 Vaccines Will Not Be Tested for Safety
Harold Gray Society cannot afford to give into fear, and set the precedent for governmental institutions to invade our bodies forcibly with untested, unsafe vaccines, without legal recourse, for a virus that has killed so few.

Epidemiologist Speaks Out on Pandemic Fear Mongering
Spiegel Online Epidemiologist Tom Jefferson speaks about dangerous fear-mongering, misguided, money-driven research and why we should all be washing our hands a lot more often.

Martial Law and the Militarization of Public Health: The Worldwide H1N1 Flu Vaccination Program
Michel Chossudovsky People are misled on the nature and history of the New World Order.

University Of Alabama Implements Mandatory Vaccination Program
Paul Joseph Watson New students informed: No jabs, no enrollment

Catherine Austin Fitts: Purpose of Flu Vaccine is Depopulation
Catherine Austin Fitts I believe one of the goals of the swine flu vaccine is depopulation. Perhaps it is the goal of a swine flu epidemic as well, whether bio-warfare or hype around a flu season.

World Health Officials Say Two Billion People May Contract Swine Flu
VOA WHO says thousands more could die unless an effective vaccine is developed soon.

Military To Work With FEMA During Swine Flu Pandemic
Paul Joseph Watson CNN report stokes fears of martial law, mandatory vaccination program.

Vaccines Far More Deadly Than Swine Flu
The Institute of Science in Society This report has been submitted to Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer of the UK, and to the US Food and Drugs Administration.

NGO Suggests Elderly Should Be the First to Go in a Pandemic
Herald NGO says “age-specific prioritization” should rule who gets anti-virals.

New York Proposes Mandatory Vaccinations for Health Care Workers
Crain’s Business New York The new rule would apply not just to staff, but to anyone who potentially comes into direct contact with patients. That includes contract workers, students and volunteers.

Government Swine Flu Advisor On Vaccine Maker Payroll
Paul Joseph Watson Profiting from the overhyped pandemic, the pigs feed at the trough while millions will be exposed to an untested vaccine which contains an ingredient linked to debilitating diseases.

Flu Pandemic: Mass Graves and Martial Law
Kurt Nimmo In addition to planning mass graves and crematoriums operating around the clock, governments are planning to implement martial law.

Scare Tactics: CDC Says H1N1 Could Kill Hundreds of Thousands If Vaccine Fails
Los Angeles Times CDC says swine flu will kill more than the 36,000 Americans who die each year from regular influenza.

Vaccinations: Deadly Immunity
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. This article is of particular relevance to the current debate on the H1N1 swine flu virus and plans by the WHO, The Obama Administration and Big Pharma to develop a swine flu vaccine.

Hundreds volunteer for SLU swine flu vaccine study
St. Louis Business Journal Saint Louis University has received 500 calls from people interested in volunteering to try a new swine flu vaccine.

New York Times Propaganda: Swine Flu May Cause Seizures in Children
New York Times The nation’s top public health officials are alerting doctors that swine flu may cause seizures, after four children were hospitalized in Texas for neurological complications.

12,000 U.S. Children To Be Swine Flu Vaccine Guinea Pigs
Paul Joseph Watson Kids to receive untested shots which include ingredient linked to Gulf War Syndrome.

FEMA to Conduct Massive NLE 09 Martial Law Exercise Next Week
Kurt Nimmo FEMA will conduct a martial law exercise with state, local, tribal and foreign “partners” on July 27 through July 31.

U.S. has bought 195 million doses of H1N1 vaccine
Reuters The U.S. government has bought 195 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine for a possible autumn vaccination campaign.

Swine Flu Vaccine Should Not Be Given To Children In Schools
Barbara Loe Fisher National Vaccine Information Center called on Obama and state Governors to provide evidence that there are vaccine safety screening, recording, monitoring, reporting and vaccine injury compensation mechanisms in place.

Drug groups to reap swine-flu billions
The Financial Times Some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies are reaping billions of dollars in extra revenue amid global concern about the spread of swine flu.

Agencies to set up mass swine flu vaccinations
San Francisco Chronicle “It’s definitely a larger vaccination than anything we’ve seen, or anything in my lifetime,” said a deputy health officer.

Public Health Official: Canada Needs “No Fault” Compensation for People Harmed by Vaccine
Canwest News Service The Public Health Agency of Canada has no plans to compensate people who may be injured by an H1N1 vaccine.

Now Legal Immunity for Swine Flu Vaccine Makers
F. William Engdahl An indication that the world is being taken for colossal suckers in the WHO Swine Flu scare scenario — the WHO has just decided to stop tracking Swine Flu.

Brit Home Secretary: Swine Flu Greater Threat Than Terrorism
Telegraph “We have been preparing for this for a long time. It came actually above terrorism as a threat to this country.”

Germany Prepares for Mass Flu Vaccinations
Deutsche Welle Health state ministers agreed that chronically ill patients, health care workers, police officers, fire fighters, public workers and pregnant women can receive the injections first.

Big Pharma Gets Legal Immunity for Flu Vaccines
ShortNews On Friday, Kathleen Sebelius, who is Secretary of Health and Human Services, signed a document which gives legal immunity to vaccine makers and Officials alike.

Government Announces Flu Pandemic PSA Propaganda Contest
Kurt Nimmo Sebelius’ PSA will ensure that millions of people are sufficiently brainwashed into believing tyranny is the only logical response to a manufactured flu pandemic.

Times Online Editor: We Didn’t Censor Opposition to Mandatory Vaccination Comments
Infowars Times Online insists the comments were removed in an effort to upgrade web technology.

National Survey Finds Six in Ten Americans Believe Serious Outbreak of Influenza in Fall
Harvard School of Public Health The polling was done June 22-28, 2009.

A Philosophical Argument against Forced Vaccination
John Burke No well researched, honest nurse, doctor, or even bureaucrat would deny the risk involved in vaccinations.

London Times Censors Mass Opposition to Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccine
Paul Joseph Watson Scores of comments opposing enforced jab deleted from website.

New Mexico Department Of Health Prepares For Influenza Mass Vaccination Clinics
Medical News Today The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising states that vaccine companies are working on producing an H1N1 vaccination that may require people get two shots in addition to the seasonal influenza vaccination.

Getting the Kids Ready for Soft Kill Vaccinations: “Mission Set: Immuno”
Kurt Nimmo UNICEF and Swedish toymaker BRIO have teamed up to get kids ready for their coming soft kill vaccinations.

Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccination Alert
Stephen Lendman In the coming weeks, the dominant media globally will get into high gear fear-mongering mode to convince people voluntarily to submit to jeopardizing their health and well-being.

Flu Shots Put Children in the Hospital
S. L. Baker Results show that youngsters who had received the flu vaccine had three times the risk of hospitalization, as compared to children who had not received the vaccine.

U.S. orders $690M in swine-flu vaccine
San Francisco Business Times The federal government is committing more than $800 million to buy more of the two key ingredients to make the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.

Students 1st in Line For Flu Vaccine
Washington Post School-age children will be a key target population for a pandemic flu vaccine in the fall, and they may be vaccinated at school in a mass campaign not seen since the polio epidemics of the 1950s.

Discovery Channel to Run Viral Pandemic Survival Show
Kurt Nimmo Corporate “entertainment” media hypes H1N1 pandemic and prepares the masses for their compulsory soft-kill vaccine.

Experimental Vaccine to be Delivered in “Military-style Operation”
Times Online When the new vaccine for swine flu arrives in Britain, regulators said this weekend, it could be approved for use in just five days.

Brits Tell Goons With Needles To Stick It Where The Sun Don’t Shine
Paul Joseph Watson Respondents to newspaper story say they will refuse to take shot as health authorities insist “all Brits” will take swine flu vaccine.

All Britons to be vaccinated against A/H1N1 flu
Xinhua News Agency All Britons could be vaccinated against the A/H1N1 flu as the number of confirmed cases in Britain is moving closer toward 10,000, health authorities said Sunday.

The Truth about the Flu Shot
Infowars Under Executive Order 13295, the government claims to have the authority to force you into a concentration camp at gunpoint.

Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccinations This Fall?
Paul Joseph Watson U.S. government puts states on notice, WHO prepares announcement on jabs.

Florida prepares for huge swine flu shot program
Miami Herald Florida’s surgeon general says the state is preparing for massive swine flu immunizations, starting with schoolchildren, as the Obama administration urges states to prepare for the likelihood that the virus might worsen in the fall.

Right to Self-Shield In the Event of a Pandemic
Rima E. Laibow CDC and WHO are predicting that the H1N1 “Swine Flu” will be back this fall in a new and deadly form.

H1N1 Flu Preparedness Summit Held Today in Bethesda, Maryland
Infowars HHS, DHS, and other federal agencies plan for an engineered pandemic this fall.

U.S. pledges $8.5 billion for fall swine flu shots
MSNBC “We have already appropriated about a billion dollars to buy the bulk ingredients,” Sebelius told a swine flu “summit” of state and local leaders at the National Institutes of Health.

Swine Flu Vaccine: Will We Have A Choice?
Infowars Barbara Loe Fisher, president National Vaccine Information Center, warns about “swine flu” and vaccines.

UK Claims 100,000 H1N1 Cases a Day by August
Guardian More than 100,000 people could be diagnosed with swine flu every day by the end of August, the government said, announcing that the disease can no longer be contained in the UK.

Britain braces for 100,000 swine flu cases a day
Hindustan Times The rising number of swine flu cases mean trying to contain the virus is no longer an option, Health Secretary Andy Burnham said in a statement on Thursday.

Norway Has 23 Case of H1N1, Decides to Vaccinate Entire Population
Infowars Norway spends millions to vaccinate its population against a non-existent flu threat.

The CIA’s Swine Flu & Your Plastic FEMA Coffin
Goldenheart Chronicles What better excuse to implement martial law than an illuminati created “global flu pandemic”?

Voluminous Research Proves Vaccines are Deadly
Infowars The next time somebody calls you a conspiracy nut for warning about vaccines, print out this list and give it to them.

Did leak from a laboratory cause swine flu pandemic?
Independent The swine flu pandemic might not have happened had it not been for the accidental release of the same strain of influenza virus from a research laboratory in the late 1970s.

Mutant swine flu virus weathers medication
Press TV Danish scientists have traced a new strain of H1N1 influenza, which has shown resistance to the foremost swine flu medication, Tamiflu.

Swine flu made in USA
Russia Today An American investigative journalist, who claims that swine flu strains have been engineered in two universities in the US and Canada, says they’ve been deliberately designed to resist vaccines.

Obama gets billions for ‘pandemic’ Swine Flu
F. William Engdahl Obama is preparing billions of taxpayer dollars for a virus which has not even been confirmed as the sole cause of a single human death and whose effects otherwise are comparable to a bad cold.

Swedish Government Recommends Two H1N1 Shots for Every Swede
Infowars “The recommendation encompasses the purchase of a total of 18 million doses, which is enough to vaccinate the entire population of Sweden with two doses.”

Mandatory H1N1 Vaccine May Be in the Works
Kurt Nimmo Citing the Nuremberg Code will be of little use when the government shows up and demands you submit to a vaccination.

Canada Plans to Vaccinate Entire Population
Windsor Star Five-to-40-year-olds and Canada’s aboriginal communities should be the first to get vaccinated against human swine flu.

Brit Health Authorities Told to Set Up H1N1 Drug Distribution Centers
Independent Primary care trusts are to set up anti-viral drug distribution centres and swine flu testing clinics amid fears that the infection could spread out of control.

FDA Threatens to Seize All Natural Products that Dare to Mention H1N1 Swine Flu
Mike Adams In an effort to censor any online text that might inform consumers of the ability of natural products to protect consumers from H1N1 influenza A, the FDA is now sending out a round of warning letters.

Government Prepares For Mass Swine Flu Vaccinations
redOrbit Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said she is urging school superintendents around the country to spend the summer preparing for the possibility of turning schools into swine flu vaccine clinics this fall.

Swine Flu Vaccination Poses Serious Threat to Your Health
Euro-med The WHO has declared swine flu (N1H1) pandemic. This will probably imply governmental demands for universal mass vaccinations under penalty for not complying.

Baxter expects to deliver A/H1N1 vaccine to WHO by July
Pharmabiz Baxter International Inc. has completed testing and evaluation of the A/H1N1 influenza virus and is now in full-scale production of a commercial A/H1N1 vaccine.

Government Readies Schools As Mass Vaccination Clinics
Paul Joseph Watson Nationwide vaccination programs expected to be instituted this fall following WHO declaration of swine flu pandemic status.

Mutation of H1N1 Discovered in Brazil
AFP Brazilian scientists have identified a new strain of the H1N1 virus after examining samples from a patient in Sao Paulo, their institute said Tuesday.

HHS’ Sebelius Targets Children for Vaccination
Infowars An MSNBC report on the Obama administration’s fall vaccination program indicated it would be “required.”

Big Pharma Concocts First Swine Flu Vaccine
Agence France-Presse Novartis announces experimental vaccine on the heels of the WHO declaring a level 6 pandemic.

WHO declares first 21st century flu pandemic
AFP The World Health Organization declared the first flu pandemic of the 21st century on Thursday, Sweden’s health ministry said.

WHO Will Likely Declare Pandemic Today
ABC News The World Health Organization appears poised this morning to formally declare that swine flu has reached the level of a full-blown pandemic, moving the viral outbreaks to a so-called phase 6 on the pandemic alert scale.

Readying Americans for Dangerous, Mandatory Vaccinations
Stephen Lendman In the wake of the hyped Swine Flu scare, media reports suggest mass vaccinations are coming.

Swine flu cases in Australia could force WHO to declare pandemic
Telegraph The World Health Organization is “very, very close” to declaring an official swine flu pandemic, after a sharp spike in cases in several countries, including Australia.

France Considers Mandatory Flu Vaccinations
Kurt Nimmo A director of the Institute of Health at the Universit√© Paris Descartes told a French newspaper that “nobody would have the right, except in the case of a medical counter-indication, to refuse a vaccination.”

H1N1 synthetic flu may be test run for H5N1 avian flu
Wayne Madsen The fear is that once a vaccination against AH1N1 is started, the virus will re-assort itself into a hybrid H1N1/H5N1 strain or mutate into a new H5N1 strain.

Government to Push H1N1 Vaccine Propaganda
Infowars Are the governments of the world preparing to vaccinate the entire populace?

WHO rethinks criteria for Phase 6 pandemic flu
Reuters The World Health Organization has changed its view on the criteria for raising its global flu alert, saying on Friday that it needed to see signs of severe effects before declaring a Phase 6 pandemic is underway.

H1N1 Virus: Manufactured or Result of “Human Error”?
Kurt Nimmo Australian researcher suggests the H1N1 virus accidentally evolved in eggs scientists use to grow viruses and drugmakers use to make vaccines.

WHO: Flu to “Go Global” in Six to Nine Months
BBC Researchers say swine flu has “full pandemic potential”, spreading readily between people and is likely to go global in the next six to nine months.

Hyped Flu Will Make Use of Expiring Tamiflu Stockpiles and Allow For Pre-Pandemic Priming of The Population
Harold Gray This hoax, whether manufactured or taking advantage of, has enabled all aspects of the New World Order agenda to move forward.

New Jersey Township Stages Mock Mass Vaccination Drill
NJ.com Motorists and their passengers who participate will be directed to a “safe” area where medical personal will ask them a few questions, provide mock vaccinations or medications, and wave them through upon completion.

Drug Company Money is Top Factor in Publication of Vaccine Studies
David Gutierrez Flu vaccine studies that are funded by industry are significantly more likely to be published in prestigious journals and to later be cited in the scientific literature than studies without such funding.

Obama’s Fall Flu Shot
Washington Post The Obama administration is considering an unprecedented fall vaccination campaign that could entail giving Americans three flu shots.

Flu Pandemic Propaganda and Profit
Kurt Nimmo Flu pandemic propaganda makes the rounds as the next designer virus waits in the wings.

Flu Pandemic Hype Good for Globalism
YouTube CDC bureaucrat preaches to the masses about the phony flu pandemic.

Special Weekend Broadcast: Alex Jones, Swine Flu Hoax
Infowars Alex’s emergency weekend broadcast on the Swine Flu Hoax, posted on YouTube until the Alex Jones Channel was closed down.

Doctors Warned to Prepare for “Much Worse” Flu Outbreak in Autumn
Telegraph “Our evidence from all previous pandemics is you get two phases. So you get a first wave which is often very mild and then you get a much more serious wave that comes along in the autumn and the winter.”

WHO takes a page from a Michael Crichton Novel
F. William Engdahl As the late great American poet Yogi Berra might have put it, ‘this just gets absurder and absurder.’

Brits Consider Inflatable Mortuaries, Mass Graves in Response to Pandemic
Telegraph In the worst-case scenario, the bodies of the dead could also be stored in refrigerator trucks. Coffins would be reused to cope with the huge numbers of fatalities.

Swine Flu A Hoax, But Martial Law All Too Real
Paul Joseph Watson As officials all but guarantee deadlier form of H1N1 will return later this year, draconian response measures have been established with the aid of deceptive scaremongering and hype.

CDC Says Swine Flu May Merge With Other Flu Viruses
Bloomberg Swine flu’s potential to reconfigure its genetic material and become more deadly is a “major concern.”

WHO Says Virus Will Return With “Vengeance” in Months Ahead
Financial Times The head of the WHO hit back at critics who have accused it of over-reaction to the swine flu crisis, warning it may return “with a vengeance” in the months ahead.

Obama Promises to Spend Billions to Address Bogus H1N1 Pandemic
Kurt Nimmo Thanks Bush for setting up the mechanics for a police state and martial law.

Are quarantines the next step in fight against swine flu?
Connecticut Post Take precautions. This is not a drill.

Federal Troops Deployed Against Influenza Protesters in Mexico City
Infowars It is only a matter of time before this psyop migrates to the United States and other countries. Mexico is merely the beta test.

Political Lies and Media Disinformation regarding the Swine Flu Pandemic
Michel Chossudovsky Scare tactics serve to distract people’s attention from a devastating global economic crisis which is leading the world into mass poverty and unemployment.

Harkin: Free Flu Shots for All
Reuters With the United States on alert for more cases of the new H1N1 swine flu virus, Iowa Senator Tom Harkin said the government should include funding for free vaccines for all Americans in the supplemental spending bill now moving through Congress.

H1N1: Government May Soon Tell Australians to Stock 14 Days of Supplies
The Age Australians could soon be asked to stock their pantries with food and water and prepare for an emergency, according to the Federal Government’s pandemic flu plan.

WHO says HIV patients at higher risk from flu
Reuters People with HIV are at high risk from the new flu strain that the World Health Organization said is on the verge of a pandemic.

Drug companies responsible for swine flu outbreak?
Russia Today With 16 deaths from swine flu confirmed worldwide, there’s a growing stir surrounding the H1N1 virus.

Killer Bird Flu in the Series Millennium
YouTube A clip from X-Files creator Chris Carter’s television series Millennium dealing with a killer avian flu virus created and released by the Millennium Group, who want to fulfil an apocalyptic prophesy and bring about a New Dawn (i.e. New World Order).

Company warned officials of flu 18 days before alert was issued
McClatchy Newspapers A biosurveillance firm raised the first warning about a possible outbreak of swine flu in Mexico more than two weeks before the World Health Organization offered its initial alert about a public health emergency of international concern.

WHO says existing vaccine little use against new flu
Reuters The World Health Organization said on Friday that tests had shown the current seasonal vaccine against flu would have little effect against the new H1N1 strain.

Biden would shy away from “confined places” ‘closed aircraft, container or classroom’”
J.R. from California While downplaying concerns about the flu’s spread across borders, Biden makes clear he would steer his family away from ‘confined’ spaces such as subways, airplanes, classrooms and malls.

Feds Plan Vaccines for All Americans by Fall
Fox News “We think 600 million doses is achievable in a six-month time frame” from that fall start, Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary Craig Vanderwagen said.

Mass Vaccination Centers Planned in Canada
North Bay Nugget The health unit is planning mass vaccination clinics similar to the seasonal flu clinics that are available at various locations during the winter.

Swine Flu Hysteria Spreads Faster Than Actual Virus
Paul Joseph Watson Why are governments acting as if armageddon is around the corner when swine flu has claimed just one victim all week?

Mass vaccination drill in Alaska
KTUU Over the past two weeks, 11 schools have participated in an exercise to distribute the chicken pox vaccine to students.

The Great Swine Flu or the Great Flu Swindle?
Rady Ananda How serious should we take mainstream media’s hysteria about 0.00000189 of Mexico’s total population contracting swine flu?

Fox News: Martial Law If It’s a Pandemic?
Paul Joseph Watson Legal analyst says Americans would be willing to give up rights.

Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild
LA Times Genetic data indicate this outbreak won’t be as deadly as that of 1918, or even the average winter.

Ohio National Guard Moves Tamaflu into Secure Buildings
12.160Mhz Many scientists say Tamaflu is ineffective against this current designer virus.

Obama: ‘Whatever it takes’ as swine flu nears pandemic level
USA Today The World Health Organization raised its global alert level to phase 5, just one level below 6, or “global pandemic.”

Biden: Stay Off Subways During Swine Flu Panic
MSNBC Biden said today he would tell his family members not to use subways in the U.S. and implied schools should be shuttered.

WHO Officially Raises Alert Level to 5
MSNBC The World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert for swine flu to the second highest level Wednesday, meaning that it believes a global outbreak of the disease is imminent.

Gov. Perry Issues Disaster Declaration for Entire State of Texas
Office of Gov. Perry The disaster declaration allows the state to implement emergency protective measures in response to this public health threat.

Swine Flu Martial Law Bill Clears Massachusetts Senate
Infowars S18 gives the Governor the power to authorize martial law.

Scientist predicted swine flu in 2004
Russia Today Five years ago Professor Dmitry Lvov gave a detailed description of how a deadly pandemic flu virus was on the horizon.

Texas County Planned Mass Vaccinations in March
Infowars Emergency management and their counterparts in Guadalupe County, Texas, prepared for a mass vaccination program in the event of a pandemic.

North Carolina “Involuntarily Isolating” Suspected Swine Flu Patients
Steve Watson State refuses to divulge details of cases.

Container of swine virus explodes on Swiss train
Reuters A container of flu virus samples packed in dry ice exploded on a Swiss train, injuring one person but posing no other risks to humans.

Weaponizing Deadly Viruses: Historical Precedents
Kurt Nimmo History is replete with examples of government using biological and chemical agents for political purpose.

Time Magazine Preps Americans For Mandatory Vaccinations
Paul Joseph Watson Says public should “trust” government when it institutes draconian measures to deal with pandemic.

Government “Template” for Mass Vaccination
Kurt Nimmo “The dispensing of medications/vaccine is a core function of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) plan and preparedness,” according to a Regional Counter Terrorism Task Forces document.

Flu Pandemic Hype: Another Pretext for World Government
Kurt Nimmo Ban Ki-moon said the Mexican flu outbreak is the “first test” of the “pandemic preparedness work undertaken by the international community over the past three years.”

Chinese virologist: “We are counting down to a pandemic”
Reuters “We are counting down to a pandemic,” said Guan Yi, a professor at the University of Hong Kong who helped trace the outbreak of SARS in 2003 to the civet cat.

Swine Flu in Mexico: The “New” Bird Flu
Sherri Tenpenny Government plans include methods and drills for global inoculation with a vaccine that will no doubt have the same deadly consequences as the Swine Flu vaccine in 1976.

Baxter To Develop Swine Flu Vaccine Despite Bird Flu Scandal
Steve Watson The fox has been given the duty of guarding the henhouse.

Obama Says Swine Flu ‘Not a Cause for Alarm’
New York Times The remarks by Mr. Obama marked the first time the president has personally addressed the swine flu.

Is Swine Flu A Biological Weapon?
Paul Joseph Watson Or are relatively limited number of deaths an indication that the panic is worse than the actual threat?

Swine Flu and Martial Law
Kurt Nimmo If the outbreak turns into a pandemic, we can expect not only quarantines, but the imposition of martial law in the United States.

On the Flu Bug and Those Disappearing Microbiologists
Jolly Roger After people do start dropping like flies, political dissidents will be accused of being flu carriers and no one will object to them being hauled away.

Swine Flu Vaccination Propaganda from 1976
Infowars Another manufactured scare to get us to line up for our toxic shots?

Mexican government decrees special powers in flu crisis
Reuters Calderon issued an emergency decree on Saturday giving the government special powers to run tests on sick people and order them isolated to fight the deadly flu crisis.

Swine Flu Is Deadly Mix Of Never-Before-Seen Viruses
Paul Joseph Watson Alarm spreads as human to human infection confirmed, bug is an intercontinental mix of never-before-seen human, avian and pig viruses, top globalists stand to benefit from Tamiflu stockpiling.

US ‘very concerned’ about swine flu outbreak
AFP US medical authorities expressed strong concern Friday about an unprecedented multi-strain swine flu outbreak that has killed at least 60 people in Mexico and infected seven people in the United States.

Source:
Infowars
July 31, 2009

Corporate Media Gets You Ready for Your Forced Experimental Vaccination

Fox’s Shepard Smith almost said “draconian” and instead said “drastic” while reporting on Northcom’s involvement in plans to “administer” a toxic H1N1 vaccine, more than likely in October. Robert Gates, the Bush admin leftover at the Pentagon, is ready to sign off on marrying troops with FEMA when the engineered pandemic breaks out later this year. No mention of the egregious violation of Posse Comitatus this plan presents in the Fox News report:



Northcom has a plan “on the table” for “five regional military teams” to back up FEMA when the pandemic hits. Fox’s Brain Wilson reports the military will be involved in imposing “mass quarantines,” that is to say martial law.

It is becoming increasingly clear what the government has in mind for the serfs.

For all the details on the hyped flu pandemic, forced vaccination with experimental vaccines, and coming martial law, see our Flu Pandemic Resource page.

Source:
Infowars
July 30, 2009

Swine Flu Preparation Gets Serious

Health authorities in the United States and around the world are ramping up to wage an absolute war on the swine flu in the fall. While some are wondering why such massive preparations are needed for a disease that has only killed a few hundred people, others are wondering if government authorities know more than they are telling us.

As the WHO and the CDC continue to make stunning proclamations about the seriousness of the swine flu, the U.S. government is pulling out all the stops in order to get prepared. According to the Department of Defense, even the U.S. military plans to "assist" civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 swine flu virus this fall.

Just how does the U.S. military plan to "assist" civilian authorities? Will they be involved with vaccinations? After all, the World Health Organization is recommending mandatory swine flu vaccinations be administered in almost 200 different countries.

And it looks like a swine flu vaccine will be available in the fall - tested or not.

Vaccine manufacturers apparently plan to rely on a U.S. emergency declaration to use experimental additives made by GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis in their swine flu vaccines that many health experts are describing as potentially very dangerous.

But governments around the world seem to be ignoring any potential danger to rushing a vaccine out. In fact, the U.S. government is looking for several thousand volunteers to start rolling up their sleeves for the first swine flu shot trials.

And in a misguided effort to vaccinate as many people as possible before the winter begins, many European governments are saying that they will "fast-track" the testing of a swine flu vaccine.

But is rushing an experimental vaccine out to the public wise?

If you think that it should be rushed out, perhaps you should read "The Truth About The Flu Shot" by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny:

http://drtenpenny.com/the_truth_about_the_flu_Shot.aspx

The reality is that vaccines are not nearly as safe as they are portrayed to be.
And the Washington Post has confirmed that the swine flu vaccine WILL contain mercury.

It is being recommended that kids get FOUR flu shots this fall. Are you certain that it is healthy for your kids to be shot full of mercury? If not, perhaps you should do some serious research. In any event, health authorities around the world are clearly extremely concerned about this swine flu pandemic.

According to new estimates from the CDC, hundreds of thousands of Americans could die from the H1N1 swine flu over the next 2 years.

The World Health Organization is saying that the H1N1 pandemic is gaining speed. In fact, the WHO is estimating that 2 billion people will get the "swine flu" over the next 2 years.
That is approximately one-third of the people on earth.

Wow!

Some cities are taking their preparations to bizarre extremes.

For example, the Exeter City Council says that it is actually considering using the catacombs under the city to store the corpses of deceased swine flu victims if the pandemic worsens. Now, are there rational things that the average person can do to prepare for this fall and winter?

Yes.

Some health experts are now claiming that Vitamin D is a "major weapon" against the swine flu. In fact, if you do some research there are a number of things you can do to boost your immune system, and there are a number of natural ways to fight the swine flu if you do end up catching it.
But perhaps the biggest danger is what will happen if this virus seriously mutates. For example, scientists are now starting to wonder what will happen when the H1N1 flu encounters the H5N1 flu.

Will it create a super flu?

Will it create a flu that is easily transmissible like H1N1 but that is super deadly like H5N1?

Nobody actually knows.

Make sure that you and your family are prepared for whatever happens.

Source:
The Final Hour
July 31, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Top Ten Things To Prepare Yourself For

Pandemic

The world recently narrowly averted a potentially massive pandemic outbreak, and yet few are even aware. The media isn’t reporting it, but that’s little surprise. The question you need to ask is this: if a pandemic broke out in America today, am I prepared to self-quarantine in my home for the next three months? Do I have three months’ worth of food, water, waste disposal, medicine, supplies, savings to pay the bills, etc.?

Economic Collapse

The headlines are scary to ponder these days, and our situation is in many ways grim. Much is being promoted by the various governments of the world to stave off depression, but the truth is that our economic house of cards is built on a sandy foundation. Whether it’s next week or in five years, there will be severe economic problems felt by every individual in the world. People have already lost their life savings, banks are closing their doors weekly, the value of the dollar is eroding, and the market is fearful of what the government is trying to do. The questions you need to ask are: how much savings can I build up? In my situation would it be wise to pre-pay certain bills? Should I diversify out of the dollar into gold or silver? How would I meet my basic needs and those of my family if an economic collapse occurs?

Martial Law


This sounds like something out of the movies or dystopian fiction, but it’s a very real possibility. As the economy worsens, there will be increasing civil unrest. Recently released documents from George Bush’s administration show that it had arrogantly (and un-Constitutionally) granted itself power to use the military inside the country’s borders to subdue and detain American citizens, free from any Constitutional checks or Posse Comitatus’ restraint. The groundwork for martial law has been in the process for some time, and its likelihood in the event of an “emergency” (whether real or contrived) is quite high. Even without using the military, our cities’ police departments have become highly militarized themselves. The question you need to ask is: do I have a personal plan tailored to my unique situation and location for surviving and escaping the heavy hand of martial law? Am I aware of my Constitutional rights, and taking steps to cement and preserve them now?

War, Terrorism, and Chaos

Inside Our Borders. Scared of Iraq? According to a military affairs website, Mexico poses a greater threat to our national security than do terrorist factions on the other side of the world. With stories like these, that’s not a surprising statement. And as the chaos creeps closer to our borders; as it festers from within as a result of a tanking economy; as unemployment and entitlement claims rise; as state budgets suffer, hand out IOUs to citizens, and cut spending in sensitive social programs; and in numerous other circumstances that might incite protest and rebellion, the violent actions summarized on nightly news broadcasts may soon become overwhelmingly repetitive. You need to ask yourself: do I have the ability to protect my family from gangs or those who are desperate and violent? Do I have a community of friends and family to survive with (strength in numbers)? What supplies should I acquire and what measures should I take now to create an environment of stability and safety later?

Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcano


We live on the Earth at its mercy. At any time, she can erupt, shake, and cause us to feel her presence to our physical detriment. This especially hits close to home for those of us (in Utah and California especially) who live on a prominent earthquake fault, or who live near the ocean, close to a volcano, or in an environment known for other severe natural disasters (hurricanes, fires, floods, etc.). Ask yourself: Do I have an emergency route and an emergency vehicle? Have I established a place of refuge to which I can flee, should it become necessary? Do I have basic survival skills and supplies necessary to survive on foot as I travel away from disaster? Do I have a communications and evacuation plan to reunite with my family in the event of a disaster, should we be apart at the time?

Nuclear

At the switch of a button, entire cities can vanish in a nuclear assault. The nations of the world have plenty of these weapons stockpiled, and frayed diplomatic relations and aggressive posturing may one day lead to a nuclear assault of varying proportions. You must ask yourself: do I live in a major city? If a nuclear event occurred within 300 miles of my home, do I have sufficient Potassium Iodide for all those I want to help? Do I have a safe shelter to avoid radiation? Do I know how to shield myself from fallout and how long I need to shelter in place? Have I acquired the knowledge necessary to survive a nuclear blast?

Food and Water Shortage


Nations throughout the world are already suffering from severe famine and a decrease in food production. As the economy is factored in and its effects are felt, the number of people suffering for want of food and clean water will increase. You should be asking: do I have at least one year of food and water stored, especially basic staples that can be stored in bulk for a long time? If my current water supply was cut off or contaminated, how would I get water? What items can I store that would be used in a barter situation, or which I could freely give to others that might be in need, yet still be able to provide for my family’s needs?

Communication Termination


Our communication network is vast, and yet very fragile. An EMP attack, strategic missile attack, or other similar assault could easily take down parts or our entire communication infrastructure in this country. You should ask yourself: do I have an emergency plan for my family that will allow us to communicate between ourselves and others as necessary? Do I own and know how to use a HAM radio, GMRS walkie talkies, and other communication devices that may allow me to access news, pass along important information, and otherwise be of assistance in the event we are unable to do so through conventional means?

Discord and Division

As world events escalate in how they are individually felt, people will look for someone to save them from their problems. Some look to government, others to God, others to themselves, and others to the tempting stash of goodies in their neighbors’ basement. The Bible talks of division amongst families, and Christian people are aware of the prophecies relating to apostasy and the separation of the wheat and tares to happen in a future day. Whether in a religious context or that of families dividing because of politics or personal decisions, ask yourself: am I prepared for drama, shock, and heartache as those I love and care about may turn against previous affiliations and reject who I am and what I stand for? Am I spiritually in tune and able to receive the necessary personal revelation to stay the course, regardless of what others’ decide, and how many may follow that path? Am I firmly planted on the rock of Christ to prevent my being buffeted about by others’ actions, decisions, and invitations?

Tent City and Places of Refuge


As a result of foreclosure and economic trouble, tent cities have been popping up in various cities for some time now. Authorities in Sacramento, CA, now estimate that 1,200 people are living in a tent city there, trying to cope with the hand that they’ve been dealt, and get back on their feet. Some believe that future tent cities will be places of refuge from a decaying world where the faithful can gather. But whether you go on an extended camping trip out of necessity or invitation, you should ask: do I have the resources necessary in order to do so? If, for whatever reason, I had to leave the comfort of my home and live in the outdoors for an extended period of time, what would I bring? How would I stay warm? What would I use for shelter?
Now take a deep breath. I, as much as anybody, hope that none of these things ever happen. But looking over history and closely following current events, the sad reality is that the potential for each is surprisingly high.

We must be prepared, and ready to help ourselves, our family, and those around us. Doing so requires mapping out our current plan’s weak points, assessing in what ways our supply of items is deficient, and making an actionable to-do list of things we will work on both in the short and long term.

It’s a lot of work, yes. But as conditions worsen around us, those who have prepared will, like the five wise virgins in Christ’s parable, be ready for the future and able to continue moving ahead in their life. As a young Scout, I learned the motto “Be Prepared”. But in my young teenager mind, I had no idea that those two short words entailed so much! Now that I am responsible for a family of my own, my firm determination is to survive whatever may come our way, and (hopefully) comfortably! I hope you’ll work towards the same goal.

Illinois Army National Guard Puts Military War Machines on the Streets

In Springfield, Illinois, the commoners will get acclimated in the coming week to the idea of the military on the streets. “A Springfield-based military police company will be training with a new armored vehicle in the area this week,” the Associated Press reports. “The Illinois Army National Guard says training with the new Armored Security Vehicles will start Thursday and run through Sunday.”













Staff Sgt. Daniel Becker said that people shouldn’t be afraid when they see the armored vehicles on the road.

No, they shouldn’t be afraid — they need to let the idea sink in that it is normal for armed troops to be on the streets. After they get used to military vehicles on the roads, they will need to get accustomed to military checkpoints like the ones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Before “everything changed,” that is before the government used a bogus terror attack to increase the militarization of society, the military restricted its testing of equipment to bases and proving grounds.

Source:
Infowars
July 30, 2009
Now they want you to understand you live in a banana republic.

Health Officials Admit Fast Tracked H1N1 Vaccines Will Not Be Tested for Safety












A large percentage of the public who are informed of these facts will simply refuse the shot, but face government threats of home interventions through provisions in the Health Care bill, compulsory vaccination and quarantine.

The media is reporting on the governments preparation for a massive vaccination campaign this fall for the hyped up H1N1 hybrid flu virus. Recently Katherine Sebelius, the Health and Human Services Secretary, granted legal immunity for vaccine manufacturers during the stage 6 pandemic declared by the WHO. Even more troubling than the new vaccines or antivirals themselves, is the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) declared by the FDA, which enables the use of expired stockpiles of Tamiflu or Relenza, and non-compliance with label requirements. The EUA authority will also permit the FDA to allow the use of “unapproved or uncleared medical products” during an established emergency.

SurvivalBlog's Quick-Start Guide for Preparedness Newbies

I often get e-mails from folks that have just found SurvivalBlog or that have just finished a copy of my my novel "Patriots" , that they received as a gift from a relative or a friend. Their response is surprisingly uniform: People feel overwhelmed by the enormity of what it takes to get a family prepared.

First, take a deep breath and relax. Just realizing that you need to get prepared has already put you ahead of 70% of your neighbors, who are sadly little more than clueless sheeple. If you accumulate a one-month food supply then elevates your preparedness into the 80th percentile of preparedness. And by the time you work your way up to a one year supply, you'll be in the 98th percentile. It's not very difficult, its not very expensive, and its not very time-consuming. Just do it one step at a time.

First Things First

Before you begin to prepare, pray. As a Christian, I put my trust in God's guidance, providence, and protection. You can and should do the same. (See my Prayer page.)

Then consider, Survival Isn't About Stuff, It is About Skills. You should take advantage of low-cost and no-cost training.

Read my Precepts page, to see the basics of what it means to be a modern day rational survivalist.

Now you are ready to embark on an adventure that will result in not only greater logistical preparedness, but also in learning valuable skills that you can use throughout your life. These skills will build your self-confidence and when combined with acquiring the requisite tools, you'll develop genuine self-reliance--regardless of the adversities that you might someday face. By being well-prepared and well-trained, you'll also be in a position to share your skills and some of your extra supplies with less prudent relatives, neighbors, and friends. (Charity is is one of the bywords of SurvivalBlog.)

Start with a "List of Lists"

As I described in my novel "Patriots" , you should start your family preparedness stocking effort by first composing a List of Lists, then draft prioritized lists for each subject, on separate sheets of paper. (Or in a spreadsheet if you are a techno-nerd like me. Just be sure to print out a hard copy for use when the power grid goes down!)

It is important to tailor your lists to suit your particular geography, climate, and population density as well as your peculiar needs and likes/dislikes. Someone setting up a retreat in a coastal area is likely to have a far different list than someone living in the Rockies. Your List of Lists should include: (Sorry that this post is in outline form, but it would take a full length book to discus all of the following in great detail)

-Water List
-Food Storage List
-Food Preparation List
-Personal List
-First Aid /Minor Surgery List
-Nuke Defense List
-Biological Warfare Defense List
-Gardening List
-Hygiene List/Sanitation List
-Hunting/Fishing/Trapping List
-Power/Lighting/Batteries List
-Fuels List
-Firefighting List
-Tactical Living List
-Security-General
-Security-Firearms
-Communications/Monitoring List
-Tools List
-Sundries List
-Survival Bookshelf List
-Barter and Charity List

JWR’s Specific Recommendations For Developing Your Lists:

Water List

House downspout conversion sheet metal work and barrels. (BTW, this is another good reason to upgrade your retreat to a fireproof metal roof.) Drawing water from open sources. Buy extra containers.

Don’t buy big barrels, since five gallon food grade buckets are the largest size that most people can handle without back strain. For transporting water if and when gas is too precious to waste, buy a couple of heavy duty two wheel garden carts--convert the wheels to foam filled "no flats" tires. (BTW, you will find lots of other uses for those carts around your retreat, such as hauling hay, firewood, manure, fertilizer, et cetera.)

Treating water: Buy plain Clorox hypochlorite bleach. A little goes a long way. Buy some extra half-gallon bottles for barter and charity. If you can afford it, buy a “Big Berky” British Berkefeld ceramic water filter. (Available from Ready Made Resources and several other Internet vendors. Even if you have pure spring water at your retreat, you never know where you may end up, and a good filter could be a lifesaver.)

Food Storage List

See my post tomorrow which will be devoted to food storage. Also see the recent letter from David in Israel on this subject.

Food Preparation List

Having more people under your roof will necessitate having an oversize skillet and a huge stew pot. BTW, you will want to buy several huge kettles, because odds are you will have to heat water on your wood stove for bathing, dish washing, and clothes washing. You will also need even more kettles, barrels, and 5 or 6 gallon PVC buckets--for water hauling, rendering, soap making, and dying. They will also make great barter or charity items. (To quote my mentor Dr. Gary North: “Nails: buy a barrel of them. Barrels: Buy a barrel of them!”) Don’t overlook skinning knives, gut-buckets, gambrels, and meat saws.

Personal List

(Make a separate personal list for each family member and individual expected to arrive at your retreat.) Spare glasses. Prescription and nonprescription medications. Birth control. Keep dentistry up to date. Any elective surgery that you've been postponing.

-Work off that gut.
-Stay in shape.
-Back strength and health—particularly important, given the heavy manual tasks required for self-sufficiency.

Educate yourself on survival topics, and practice them. For example, even if you don’t presently live at your retreat, you should plant a vegetable garden every year. It is better to learn through experience and make mistakes now, when the loss of crop is an annoyance rather than a crucial event. “Comfort” items to help get through high stress times. (Books, games, CDs, chocolates, etc.)

First Aid /Minor Surgery List

When tailoring this list, consider your neighborhood going for many months without power, extensive use of open flames, and sentries standing picket shifts exposed in the elements. Then consider axes, chainsaws and tractors being wielded by newbies, and a greater likelihood of gunshot wounds.

With all of this, add the possibility of no access to doctors or high tech medical diagnostic equipment. Put a strong emphasis on burn treatment first aid supplies. Don’t overlook do-it-yourself dentistry! (Oil of cloves, temporary filling kit, extraction tools, et cetera.) Buy a full minor surgery outfit (inexpensive Pakistani stainless steel instruments), even if you don’t know how to use them all yet.

You may have to learn, or you will have the opportunity to put them in the hands of someone experienced who needs them.) This is going to be a big list!

Chem/Nuke Defense List

Dosimeter and rate meter, and charger, radiac meter (hand held Geiger counter), rolls of sheet plastic (for isolating airflow to air filter inlets and for covering window frames in the event that windows are broken due to blast effects), duct tape, HEPA filters (ands spares) for your shelter. Potassium iodate (KI) tablets to prevent thyroid damage.(See my recent post on that subject.) Outdoor shower rig for just outside your shelter entrance.

Biological Warfare Defense List

Disinfectants:

-Hand Sanitizer
-Sneeze masks
-Colloidal silver generator and spare supplies (distilled water and .999 fine silver rod.)
-Natural antibiotics (Echinacea, Tea Tree oil, …)

Gardening List

One important item for your gardening list is the construction of a very tall deer-proof and rabbit-proof fence. Under current circumstances, a raid by deer on your garden is probably just an inconvenience. After the balloon goes up, it could mean the difference between eating well, and starvation. Top Soil/Amendments/Fertilizers.Tools+ spares for barter/charityLong-term storage non hybrid (open pollinated) seed. (Non-hybrid “heirloom” seed assortments tailors to different climate zones are available from The Ark InstituteHerbs: Get started with medicinal herbs such as aloe vera (for burns), echinacea (purple cone flower), valerian, et cetera.

Hygiene/Sanitation List

Sacks of powdered lime for the outhouse. Buy plenty! TP in quantity (Stores well if kept dry and away from vermin and it is lightweight, but it is very bulky. This is a good item to store in the attic. See my novel about stocking up on used phone books for use as TP.

-Soap in quantity (hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, cleansers, etc.)
-Bottled lye for soap making.
-Ladies’ supplies.
-Toothpaste (or powder).
-Floss.
-Fluoride rinse. (Unless you have health objections to the use of fluoride.)
-Sunscreen.

Livestock List:

Hoof rasp, hoof nippers, hoof pick, horse brushes, hand sheep shears, styptic, carding combs, goat milking stand, teat dip, udder wash, Bag Balm, elastrator and bands, SWOT fly repellent, nail clippers (various sizes), Copper-tox, leads, leashes, collars, halters, hay hooks, hay fork, manure shovel, feed buckets, bulk grain and C-O-B sweet feed (store in galvanized trash cans with tight fitting lids to keep the mice out), various tack and saddles, tack repair tools, et cetera.

If your region has selenium deficient soil (ask your local Agricultural extension office) then be sure to get selenium-fortified salt blocks rather than plain white salt blocks--at least for those that you are going to set aside strictly for your livestock.

Hunting/Fishing/Trapping List

“Buckshot” Bruce Hemming has produced an excellent series of videos on trapping and making improvised traps. (He also sells traps and scents at very reasonable prices.) Night vision gear, spares, maintenance, and battery chargingSalt. Post-TEOTWAWKI, don’t “go hunting.” That would be a waste of effort. Have the game come to you. Buy 20 or more salt blocks. They will also make very valuable barter items. Sell your fly fishing gear (all but perhaps a few flies) and buy practical spin casting equipment.

Extra tackle may be useful for barter, but probably only in a very long term Crunch. Buy some frog gigs if you have bullfrogs in your area. Buy some crawfish traps if you have crawfish in your area. Learn how to rig trot lines and make fish traps for non-labor intensive fishing WTSHTF.

Power/Lighting/Batteries List

One proviso: In the event of a “grid down” situation, if you are the only family in the area with power, it could turn your house into a “come loot me” beacon at night. At the same time, your house lighting will ruin the night vision of your LP/OP pickets. Make plans and buy materials in advance for making blackout screens or fully opaque curtains for your windows.

When possible, buy nickel metal hydride batteries. (Unlike the older nickel cadmium technology, these have no adverse charge level “memory” effect.) If your home has propane appliances, get a “tri-fuel” generator--with a carburetor that is selectable between gasoline, propane, and natural gas. If you heat your home with home heating oil, then get a diesel-burning generator. (And plan on getting at least one diesel burning pickup and/or tractor). In a pinch, you can run your diesel generator and diesel vehicles on home heating oil. Kerosene lamps; plenty of extra wicks, mantles, and chimneys. (These will also make great barter items.) Greater detail on do-it-yourself power will be included in my forthcoming blog posts.

Fuels List

Buy the biggest propane, home heating oil, gas, or diesel tanks that your local ordinances permit and that you can afford. Always keep them at least two-thirds full. For privacy concerns, ballistic impact concerns, and fire concerns, underground tanks are best if you local water table allows it.

In any case, do not buy an aboveground fuel tank that would visible from any public road or navigable waterway. Buy plenty of extra fuel for barter. Don’t overlook buying plenty of kerosene. (For barter, you will want some in one or two gallon cans.) Stock up on firewood or coal. (See my previous blog posts.)

Get the best quality chainsaw you can afford. I prefer Stihls and Husqavarnas. If you can afford it, buy two of the same model. Buy extra chains, critical spare parts, and plenty of two-cycle oil. (Two-cycle oil will be great for barter!) Get a pair of Kevlar chainsaw safety chaps. They are expensive but they might save yourself a trip to the emergency room. Always wear gloves, goggles, and ear-muffs. Wear a logger’s helmet when felling. Have someone who is well experienced teach you how to re-sharpen chains. BTW, don’t cut up your wood into rounds near any rocks or you will destroy a chain in a hurry.

Firefighting List

Now that you have all of those flammables on hand (see the previous list) and the prospect of looters shooting tracer ammo or throwing Molotov cocktails at your house, think in terms of fire fighting from start to finish without the aid of a fire department. Even without looters to consider, you should be ready for uncontrolled brush or residential fires, as well as the greater fire risk associated with greenhorns who have just arrived at your retreat working with wood stoves and kerosene lamps!

-Upgrade your retreat with a fireproof metal roof.
-2” water line from your gravity-fed storage tank (to provide large water volume for firefighting).
-Fire fighting rig with an adjustable stream/mist head.
-Smoke and CO detectors.

Tactical Living List

Adjust your wardrobe buying toward sturdy earth-tone clothing. (Frequent your local thrift store and buy extras for retreat newcomers, charity, and barter.) Dyes. Stock up on some boxes of green and brown cloth dye. Buy some extra for barter. With dye, you can turn most light colored clothes into semi-tactical clothing on short notice. Two-inch wide burlap strip material in green and brown. This burlap is available in large spools from Gun Parts Corp.

Even if you don’t have time now, stock up so that you can make camouflage ghillie suits post-TEOTWAWKI. Save those wine corks! (Burned cork makes quick and cheap face camouflage.) Cold weather and foul weather gear—buy plenty, since you will be doing more outdoor chores, hunting, and standing guard duty.

Don’t overlook ponchos and gaiters. Mosquito repellent. Synthetic double-bag (modular) sleeping bags for each person at the retreat, plus a couple of spares. The Wiggy’s brand Flexible Temperature Range Sleep System (FTRSS) made by Wiggy's of Grand Junction, Colorado is highly recommended.Night vision gear + IR floodlights for your retreat houseSubdued flashlights and penlights. Noise, light, and litter discipline. (More on this in future posts--or perhaps a reader would like to send a brief article on this subject).

Security-General:

Locks, intrusion detection/alarm systems, exterior obstacles (fences, gates, 5/8” diameter (or larger) locking road cables, rosebush plantings, “decorative” ponds (moats), ballistic protection (personal and residential), anti-vehicular ditches/berms, anti-vehicular concrete “planter boxes”, razor wire, etc.) Starlight electronic light amplification scopes are critical tools for retreat security. A Starlight scope (or goggles, or a monocular) literally amplifies low ambient light by up to 100,000 times, turning nighttime darkness into daylight--albeit a green and fuzzy view. Starlight light amplification technology was first developed during the Vietnam War.

Late issue Third Generation (also called or “Third Gen” or “Gen 3”) starlight scopes can cost up to $3,500 each. Rebuilt first gen (early 1970s technology scopes can often be had for as little as $500. Russian-made monoculars (with lousy optics) can be had for under $100. One Russian model that uses a piezoelectric generator instead of batteries is the best of this low-cost breed.

These are best used as backups (in case your expensive American made scopes fail. They should not be purchased for use as your primary night vision devices unless you are on a very restrictive budget. (They are better than nothing.)

Buy the best starlight scopes, goggles, and monoculars you can afford. They may be life-savers! If you can afford to buy only one, make it a weapon sight such as an AN/PVS-4, with a Gen 2 (or better) tube. Make sure to specify that that the tube is new or “low hours”, has a high “line pair” count, and minimal scintillation.

It is important to buy your Starlight gear from a reputable dealer. The market is crowded with rip-off artists and scammers. One dealer that I trust, is Al Glanze (spoken “Glan-zee”) who runs STANO Components, Inc. in Silver City, Nevada. Note: In a subsequent blog posts I will discuss the relationship and implications to IR illuminators and tritium sights. Range cards and sector sketches.

If you live in the boonies, piece together nine of the USGS 15-minute maps, with your retreat property on the center map. Mount that map on an oversize map board. Draw in the property lines and owner names of all of your surrounding neighbor’s parcels (in pencil) in at least a five mile radius. (Get boundary line and current owner name info from your County Recorder’s office.)

Study and memorize both the terrain and the neighbors’ names. Make a phone number/e-mail list that corresponds to all of the names marked on the map, plus city and county office contact numbers for quick reference and tack it up right next to the map board. Cover the whole map sheet with a sheet of heavy-duty acetate, so you can mark it up just like a military commander’s map board. (This may sound a bit “over the top”, but remember, you are planning for the worst case. It will also help you get to know your neighbors: When you are introduced by name to one of them when in town, you will be able to say, “Oh, don’t you live about two miles up the road between the Jones place and the Smith’s ranch?” They will be impressed, and you will seem like an instant “old timer.”

Security-Firearms List

Guns, ammunition, web gear, eye and ear protection, cleaning equipment, carrying cases, scopes, magazines, spare parts, gunsmithing tools, targets and target frames, et cetera. Each rifle and pistol should have at least six top quality (original military contract or original manufacturer) full capacity spare magazines. Note: Considerable detail on firearms and optics selection, training, use, and logistic support are covered in the SurvivalBlog archives and FAQs.

Communications/Monitoring List

When selecting radios buy only models that will run on 12 volt DC power or rechargeable nickel metal hydride battery packs (that can be recharged from your retreat’s 12 VDC power system without having to use an inverter.) As a secondary purchasing goal, buy spare radios of each type if you can afford them.

Keep your spares in sealed metal boxes to protect them from EMP. If you live in a far inland region, I recommend buying two or more 12 VDC marine band radios. These frequencies will probably not be monitored in your region, leaving you an essentially private band to use. (But never assume that any two-way radio communications are secure!) Note: More detail on survival communications gear selection, training, use, security/cryptography measures, antennas, EMP protection, and logistical support will be covered in forthcoming blog posts.

Tools List

-Gardening tools.
-Auto mechanics tools.
-Welding.
-Bolt cutters--the indispensable “universal key.”
-Woodworking tools.
-Gunsmithing tools.
-Emphasis on hand powered tools.
-Hand or treadle powered grinding wheel.
-Don’t forget to buy plenty of extra work gloves (in earth tone colors).

Sundries List:

Systematically list the things that you use on a regular basis, or that you might need if the local hardware store were to ever disappear: wire of various gauges, duct tape, reinforced strapping tape, chain, nails, nuts and bolts, weather stripping, abrasives, twine, white glue, cyanoacrylate glue, et cetera.

Book/Reference List

You should probably have nearly every book on my Bookshelf page. For some, you will want to have two or three copies, such as Carla Emery’s "Encyclopedia of Country Living". This is because these books are so valuable and indispensable that you won’t want to risk lending out your only copy.

Barter and Charity ListFor your barter list, acquire primarily items that are durable, non-perishable, and either in small packages or that are easily divisible. Concentrate on the items that other people are likely to overlook or have in short supply.

Some of my favorites are ammunition. [The late] Jeff Cooper referred to it as “ballistic wampum.” WTSHTF, ammo will be worth nearly its weight in silver. Store all of your ammo in military surplus ammo cans (with seals that are still soft) and it will store for decades. Stick to common calibers, get plenty of .22 LR (most high velocity hollow points) plus at least ten boxes of the local favorite deer hunting cartridge, even if you don’t own a rifle chambered for this cartridge. (Ask your local sporting goods shop about their top selling chamberings).

Also buy at least ten boxes of the local police department’s standard pistol cartridge, again even if you don’t own a pistol chambered for this cartridge. Ladies supplies. Salt (Buy lots of cattle blocks and 1 pound canisters of iodized table salt.)(Stores indefinitely if kept dry.) Two cycle engine oil (for chain saw gas mixing.

-Gas may still be available after a collapse, but two-cycle oil will probably be like liquid gold!)
-Gas stabilizer.
-Diesel antibacterial additive.
-50-pound sacks of lime (for outhouses).
-1 oz. bottles of military rifle bore cleaner and Break Free (or similar) lubricant.
-Waterproof dufflebags in earth tone colors (whitewater rafting "dry bags").
-Thermal socks.
-Semi-waterproof matches (from military rations.)
-Military web gear (lots of folks will suddenly need pistol belts, holsters, magazine pouches, et cetera.)
-Pre-1965 silver dimes.
-1-gallon cans of kerosene.
-Rolls of olive drab parachute cord.
-Rolls of olive-drab duct tape.
-Spools of monofilament fishing line.
-Rolls of 10 mil "Visqueen", sheet plastic (for replacing windows, isolating airspaces for nuke scenarios, etc.)

I also respect the opinion of one gentleman with whom I've corresponded, who recommended the following:

-Strike anywhere matches. (Dip the heads in paraffin to make them waterproof.) Playing cards.
-Cooking spices. (Do a web search for reasonably priced bulk spices.)
-Rope & string.
-Sewing supplies.
-Candle wax and wicking.
-Lastly, any supplies necessary for operating a home-based business. Some that you might consider are: leather crafting, small appliance repair, gun repair, locksmithing, et cetera. Every family should have at least one home-based business (preferably two!) that they can depend on in the event of an economic collapse.

Stock up on additional items to dispense to refugees as charity.

Note: See the Barter Faire chapter in my novel "Patriots" for some lengthy lists of potential barter items.

Where to Buy

Many of the items on the preceding lists are available locally. Some of the more exotic items are available from SurvivalBlog's advertisers. (They would appreciate your patronage. BTW, please mention SurvivalBlog when you contact them.)

If you want to stock up on a large quantity of food and supplies all at once at low cost, then get a copy of my "Rawles Gets You Ready" preparedness course, which focuses on buying storage food and household consumables at "Big Box" stores such as Sam's Club and COSTCO. The course binder has several very useful appendices including one that details the shelf lives of various foods, depending on packaging.

Don't Overlook Searching the Archives

Many of the questions that I get in e-mails are repetitious. Most of these questions are covered in my FAQs, especially my Original FAQ. Read that first. Also be sure to take full advantage of the SurvivalBlog Archives. All of the more than 6,000 articles and letters posted since late 2005 are in a fully searchable relational database, that can be accessed with the "Search Posts on SurvivalBlog:" window at the top of the right-hand bar on the SurvivalBlog main page.

You can use "and" as a modifier, to get the right responses. For example, to find out how to use five gallon food grade plastic buckets and mylar liners to store grain at home, you could type in: "Bucket AND Mylar AND Wheat" in the Search box, and it would return this list of SurvivalBlog posts.

This information is all in the Archives, and it is all free of charge (but copyrighted). Take advantage of it!

The TEOTWAWKI Weekend Experiment


As I often mention in my lectures and radio interviews, a great way to create truly commonsense preparedness lists is to take a three-day weekend TEOTWAWKI Weekend Experiment” with your family.

When you come home from work on Friday evening, turn off your main circuit breaker, turn off your gas main (or propane tank), and shut your main water valve (or turn off your well pump.) Spend that weekend in primitive conditions. Practice using only your storage food, preparing it on a wood stove (or camping stove.) A “TEOTWAWKI Weekend Experiment” will surprise you. Things that you take for granted will suddenly become labor intensive. False assumptions will be shattered. Your family will grow closer and more confident. Most importantly, some of the most thorough lists that you will ever make will be those written by candlelight.

The Ultimate in Preparedness--A Rural Retreat

The ultimate in family preparedness is having a well-stocked rural retreat with a plentiful water supply, located in a lightly-populated agricultural area that is well-removed from major population centers. Less than 1% of the population has a dedicated survival retreat. It is an expensive proposition, but it can be a practical alternative that can double as a vacation home or as a place to retire. (For any readers that have the flexibility, I recommend relocating and living at your retreat year-round.)

Rural retreats have been discussed at length in SurvivalBlog. I have a lot of good general information on the criteria for selecting a retreat locale available for free access in my Recommended Retreat Areas web page. For even greater detail, see my nonfiction book "Rawles on Retreats and Relocation".

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