Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Little More Information About Us

I am a survival consultant. I help people assess the conditions where they live and work with them and help them to prepare their property, home, supplies, and protection. When a person's stomach meets their backbone, they become willing to do whatever it takes to survive.

That means coming after you to take what you have. They will want EVERYTHING you have and will kill you to get it. Those who are prepared will be ready for that.

My website is

I don't just sell bunkers. I help people with solutions based on where they live and the conditions surrounding their homestead.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Why There Will Be An Economic Collapse - Aftershock Survival Summit

Here is a video I think everyone should watch. Yes, it is hawking some books for you to read. If you don't push any buttons, you will still get an excellent education about our economic condition. If this doesn't get your attention, you will probably not be around for the rebuilding of our society, and that would be a shame.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Global Economic Collapse Is Likely...Who Will Bring It Down First???

We are not the only country saddled with humongous debt. The European Union is also scrambling to stave off the inevitable collapse as well.  All of the European countries are having financial difficulties, but it is Greece and a few other countries and their unwillingness to give up their way of life and comforts that may indeed pull the final straw.

It is no secret the the world economy is in a tough time right now. What is difficult for all of us is that the longer the world governments keep meddling with the economy and propping it all up with dollars and euros, the money is devaluing faster than they can print it.

What may bring the EU down faster than us is the fact that the European Union is not a solid single governmental body like the US, nor is the euro the defacto "world currency". It is an informal group of countries that, via an agreement, decided to trade in their own currency for the euro, so they would be able to trade with each other a lot easier. The problem arises when a lazy country like Greece, decides that they want to retire early and have longer vacations than their Euro-neighbors.

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, on Tuesday evening blasted a handful of heavily indebted southern European countries, saying they needed to raise retirement ages and reduce vacation days. Keeping debt under control isn't the only priority. "It is also important that people in countries like Greece, Spain and Portugal are not able to retire earlier than in Germany -- that everyone exerts themselves more or less equally. That is important."  She added: "We can't have a common currency where some get lots of vacation time and others very little. That won't work in the long term.",1518,763294,00.html

By not being a single solid body, economically stronger countries like Germany and France could get fed up with the others and drop the euro in favor of their own currencies again. If that happens, the euro could crash virtually overnight because it's countries like Germany and France who are propping up the euro, keeping it afloat. If that were to happen, Germany and France would also be hurt by the euro crash, but would be able to rebound more quickly than the others.

In the US, States are sovereign entities. If, say, California, or Michigan, or Illinois, or New York were to become totally insolvent (which is about where they are now), their failing would not necessarily affect the US dollar. Whomever bought bonds, had government pensions, etc. would lose, but the federal government is not responsible for the state's obligations. The federal government levies taxes 'in addition' to the states themselves. 

The European Union is more of a cooperative. The EU is supported by the countries, not by individuals via say, an income tax. Each country funds the EU directly as a country. The EU then sets up guidelines for all of the countries to follow regarding commerce between countries, much like we do here in the states. If you buy something from another state, you pay your state's sales tax, not the other state's. California would have a difficult time trying to secede from the US, but Germany can do so fairly easily. Of course they would be the subject of ridicule, sanctions, etc. by their neighbors, but if they can operate self sufficiently without the others, even if difficult, it may be in their best interest to maintain their own solvency.

So, for now, it's a race between the US, EU, China, Japan, and the Soviet Union to see who can last the longest without causing the collapse. Though if any one of them crash, we all crash! Our markets are too intertwined to be able to insulate any country from the collapse.

Does that make you feel any better about our economic situation? I didn't think so.

by Mark Werner

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Which Makes a Better Investment: Gold or Canned Soup?


A bowl of soup by flicker user Kat Johnston / Sanura Sakai
Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here's Friday's query:
Name: Charles Meyrick
Making Sense
Question: What good is gold? In your article on John Williams, you mention that he thinks gold is the best bet around. But if we are talking about economic collapse brought on by hyperinflation and the government being unable to meet its obligations, what does owning gold do for a person? You can't eat it, live in it, use it for transportation...If John Williams is really that worried about the future, shouldn't he be advising his customers to buy canned food?
Paul Solman: Oh, I imagine John has a fair trove of canned food around somewhere, as do I. (In the interest of full disclosure, mainly in the form of Progresso soup.) That's because you never know what form a Black Swan might take in the short run. As to the longer run, gold bugs like Williams are betting that, in a hyperinflationary environment, the metal will retain its trading value and will thus replace paper money as the medium of exchange, a role it has played so durably throughout history. Is that really nuts, as you suggest?
On the other hand, the price of gold, in dollars, has been plunging the past few days. As the world's investors fret over the fate of Europe and the world economy, they have flocked to the U.S. dollar. That means buying dollar-denominated securities like bonds. That increases the demand for dollars, which drives up the dollar's price, all else equal. As the price of the dollar rises, the price of anything priced in dollars goes down. (Again, all else equal.) That's presumably one reason gold, priced in dollars, has been melting.
Another presumed reason: as already explained, gold is the ultimate hedge against future inflation. But if you begin to expect DEflation -- a diminution of economic activity and thus a drop in prices -- gold is one heck of a lousy investment, Mr. Myrick, just as you suggest.
Photo of a bowl of split pea and ham soup by flicker user Kat Johnston / Sanura Sakai.
This entry is cross-posted on the Making Sen$e page, where correspondent Paul Solman answers your economic and business questions.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Precepts of Rawlesian Survivalist Philosophy

If you believe in most or all of these... you may actually have a chance of being among the 10% of the population that will survive.

Section 13(3), Rule 1830, Rule 308, and Naivete (from

 Section 13(3), Rule 1830, Rule 308, and Naivete

The news headlines have been packed with economic Gloom and Doom, in recent weeks. To many observers, things seem to be spinning out of control--with collapsing credit markets, massive bailouts, emergency cash infusions, and taxpayer "stimulus" checks descending like Manna from Heaven. Given all this news, it is timely to discuss three rules: Section 13(3), Rule 1830, and Rule 308.
Section 13(3)
Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act (of 1932) empowers the Federal Reserve banking cartel the power to lend to any corporation or to any individual using any collateral. The only proviso is that the Fed must declare that this lending is necessary for "unusual and exigent circumstances." Recently, trying their best to counteract the global credit collapse, the Fed has frantically handed out cash at an alarming rate. Since February of 2008, I've been warning you about the "Non-Borrowed Reserves" figure at the Federal Reserve web site. Bank reserves are plummeting deep into negative numbers. As I've mentioned before, when you look at the US banking industry in aggregate numbers, there are effectively no genuine reserves left. If the average bank depositor was aware of this, then there would already be huge bank runs in progress. But the Generally Dumb Public (GDP), is still largely ignorant, and continues to be lulled into a sense of complacency by their long-standing universal depositor's insurance that is backed by "the full faith and credit" of the US government.
Rule 1830
At 6:30 p.m. (1830) on Friday evening, this story was released the news wires: Florida Bank Closed by FDIC. This was the eighth reported US bank closure in 2008. Hmmm.. This is not the first time that the FDIC waited until after business hours on a Friday evening to make an announcement of a bank closure, to minimize mass media attention. So I guess I'll have to add a new new Rule to my list: Rule 1830. To minimize any ruffled feathers, The Powers That Be will wait until 1830 on Fridays to issue any "bad news" press releases. It will be interesting to see how the Federal bank regulators try to spin the news stories about any more extensive bank runs. As I've written in before: they are coming!
Rule 308
What will happen if the economy tanks, plunging the western World into an extended economic depression? If the Schumer hits the fan, you may have to implement Rule 308. What rule is this? Rule 308 not a rule at all, but rather an informal collective understanding that if times get truly Schumeresque (times when law and order evaporate), you may have to handle your own law enforcement, with a rifle in hands. Hence, the number 308--which refers to .308 Winchester. (Also known as "Rule 303" in British Commonwealth countries, as popularized in the movie Breaker Morant--referring to the.303 British cartridge.)
In my three years of correspondence with hundreds of SurvivalBlog readers, I've encountered a few people that seem to be in denial of Rule 308. Most of them are either pacifists or they are naively confident in the ability of their local police or sheriff's deputies to faithfully arrive on their doorstep, just a few minutes after being summoned, ready to arrest and haul off any marauding goblins. Most recently The New York Times article that featured some Suburban Survivalists. One of them mentioned to the reporter that she didn't own a gun, because she didn't "want to shoot anyone." I don't want to shoot anyone either, but I've if I'm ever forced into inimical circumstances, I've made the option of self defense available to myself and to the members of my family. I've done so by buying plenty of guns and ammo, and by taking the best training available (at Front Sight), and by practicing regularly. I refuse to be just another helpless victim. I certainly won't eschew the means of self defense, as some others have done. There are far too many people that assume that someone else can handle such tasks for them, regardless of circumstances. This is the same sort of naivete that I was talking about near the end of my recent interview with Alternet. How can people be so incredibly naive?
Even in normal times, the police have a spotty record of rapid response. More often that not, a violent crime is over and the criminals have departed the scene by the time that the police arrive. Sadly, the police end up just filling out paperwork and body bags, post facto. It goes against all reason and common sense to expect that in a disaster situation that the police will arrive even the same day, and even that is assuming that there is still a functioning telephone network. Other folks somehow expect that the goblins will pass them by, just because they themselves are somehow special and enlightened beings. That is hogwash. Dennis Wholey, a television host and producer, said it best: “Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.”

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Severe Solar Storms Could Disrupt Earth This Decade

Question from a Reader

A reader asked me the other day why I sometimes publish links instead of the actual article.

I do this for three reasons...

Copying without permission is plagiarism.

There is more information credibility when you can go directly to the source to read the article.

When people go to the source links, they realize that I'm not just a doomsday kook. There are actually others out there who are knowledgeable about this stuff too.

My 10th grade geometry teacher, Mr Gallo, had a sign above the blackboard that said...
"Ignorance is not bliss... It's oblivion." Oh, how that is so true!

EMP Awareness Day

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Prepare to defend America – Time to take over the government

This guy brings up some pretty important points...

Solar Flares may wipe out the world's power grids between now and 2013!

How would you like to live in the days of the old gun slinging wild west?   It may happen sooner than you think...

Friday, August 5, 2011

Triple Play Solar Flares This Week

Can Russia Survive Through 2020???

Change the word Russia to US and Putin to Obama and you can see the similarities as to where we are heading. Russia is going down the tubes and Obama is well intent on following right behind them.

Obama is intent on proving that Socialism works.... even if it kills us!

Solar Blast - The Sun Is Getting Restless

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Solar Flare Activity Heating Up!

I'm Back!

I haven't posted in a while because business has been so intense. Even now, I have a busy schedule over the next several weeks. Many people are finally waking up to the fact that our world is in a very precarious time right now. Amazingly, we are able to keep up with the demand because of our infrastructure and staff experience is well equipped to handle the ever increasing volume of clients.

Here is a recent article mentioning Hardened Structures...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Are You Ready???

In the process of survival, there inevitably comes a time when someone else out there as bad or worse off than you will want what you have and someone may die. Will it be them... or you and your family???

None of the money in your investments or 401K will protect your family if you don't have what you need right then and there when you need it to survive.

You can have a boat load of money in investments for retirement, that will be of little help if you can't get at it when you need it. On the other hand, you don't want to spend every penny you have without a retirement plan.

The key is balance. Both investments and survival preparation can be built up over time together in balance. If your investments are far healthier than survival preparation, and ready cash is a problem, then you might consider dipping into a small portion of your investments to get you to a level of minimum survival protection. Then you can build both in balance and be confident that you and your family have some protection when the stuff hits the fan.

If you have boat loads of cash, what the heck are you waiting for? Are you insane? Guess who has a bull's eye on their back from the start? After a catastrophe, everyone is susceptible to attack, but the wealthy are targeted first. Do you think your home alarm and the police will protect you? The police force is staffed at the absolute minimum level necessary to create an illusion of safety for the local population. If even a relatively minor disaster occurs, the police will be incapable of providing you protection let alone everyone else.

Chile's bout with socialism in the seventies nearly killed the country...

They are capitalists now and thriving!

Don't think there's a need to be concerned about EMP?

Here is a job search request floating out there to research the effect of EMP on technology and electronics.

House Panel Looks For Ways To Protect US Electricity Grid

The last three paragraphs contain the meat of the article.
They are afraid of the consequences of a grid failure even from a defense perspective.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Doomday Predictions

I'm not a fan of Harold Camping, but there is other actually credible information in this article...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Super Solar Storm to Release Super Solar Flare Soon!

Nasa is predicting the next super mega solar flare to occur late 2011 or sometime in 2012.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Looting in Tuscaloosa AL

If you think that when a disaster/catastrophe happens, everyone will just "do the right thing" and everything will be okay, then read:

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Power Grid Is Not Protected From A HEMP Attack!

I had an interesting and very stimulating conversation with an insider in our regional power company. I asked what kinds of protection systems were in place to prevent the grid from going down in an emergency. Apparently, the power company has done a very good job of preparing for things like unstable fluctuations due to storms, accidents, grid overload, etc. They have redundant systems that are offline that can be switched online in moments. They can pull a power generation station offline within 3 cycles of a 60 cycle (hertz) second. They have transformers and regulators in stock to handle localized catastrophes.

Where they are not prepared is a different matter. Although the power generators or even the larger substations can be taken offline in an instant, the rest of the grid, from the local substation to your home or business remains intact. This would still be a major problem if faced with a nuclear HEMP (High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse) attack by a terrorist nation. A HEMP device wreaks havoc on anything that conducts electricity. It causes huge voltage and current fluctuations that will fry everything from small electronics up to huge substation transformers. So far, about six countries are known to have HEMP capabilities. Among them are the US, Russia, Israel, China, North Korea, and Iran. A nuclear HEMP bomb is not new. It's been around since about 1962. Others are working on them, but it is not known if they have been successful so far. The major threats today are from North Korea and Iran. Both countries are unstable and have little regard for their lives or especially the lives of others.

What makes HEMP so powerful today is the US has become so dependent on technology for just about everything. Disrupting technology by bringing down the power grid and melting all microelectronics would send the US into the 1850's in one second. No cars or trucks will move; phones, televisions, radios, computers, the internet, microwaves, ovens, refrigerators, freezers, water & sewer pumping, natural gas lines...All Dead in One Second!

Think about how you would have to live if that happened right now, this second. How much food do you have? How would you get water? How would you protect yourself and your family from others who were caught off guard by this? Are you on any medications? Where will you get them?

Do you have a plan that will keep you and your family and maybe some friends alive for a year? That's about how long it is estimated for a catastrophe of this magnitude to level out and stabilize, albeit in the 1850's era.

Watch The US Dollar Index -- A Dollar Panic May Be Ahead

Here is the US Dollar daily exchange price over the last 12 months

You don't have to know how to read a graph to see that the dollar's value is dropping steadily.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Economic Collapse

The government continues to spend more than it receives more rapidly and in greater amounts. This in combination with printing more money at a rapid pace, devalues the dollar against other world currencies. At some point, the rest of the world removes the dollar as the world currency and the dollar experiences hyperinflation.

Hyperinflation occurs where an item’s price may double or triple in a month, a week or even a day.

Workers demand to be paid at the end of each day in an attempt to hedge inflation enough to buy groceries on the way home and pay bills before the prices go up again.

People begin a run on banks and markets to get their life savings out for two reasons: To pay for goods and services under hyperinflation and for fear that they will lose it all when the institutions fail.

All financial institutions and markets begin to fail.

The power grid goes down because people can no longer pay their power bills and the power companies can’t pay their employees. They won’t work for free, so they abandon their jobs. Businesses begin to close their doors, because without power, they cannot operate.

Back up generators at homes, stores, and businesses typically only have a couple of days of fuel. They are only there to hedge against a few days without power from a storm. Without power, the city and county water supplies quit flowing. The sewer systems begin to back up.

Within the country, virtually all governments; federal, state, and local can no longer operate effectively and marshal law is put into effect. Being such a small percentage of the population, law enforcement is no match for what is about to happen.

A significant reduction in population will occur over the next few months.

People typically only have about three to five days worth of food in their homes, so they make a run on the grocery stores in hope of getting enough food that doesn’t need to be frozen or refrigerated to last them a while.

The process at the grocery store is painfully slow because there is no power, therefore the registers don’t work. People get fed up waiting and begin leaving with the goods without paying for them. This starts the looting phase.

Stores get wiped out in minutes in the city. These stores rely on daily shipments to service thousands of people. Stores get wiped out a little slower in rural areas, but the effect is the same.

When the food runs out in the city, thousands or even millions of people leave the city to find food and water. They fan out in all directions looting the countryside of anything they can to survive. This is the first massive killing wave. Those who have food or water must protect themselves from the looters. If they can’t, they die. If they can, the looters die.

Looters find they can be much more successful if they band together, so they become armies of looters raping and pillaging homes and whole towns like waves of locusts, destroying the countryside. Only those who band together in large numbers can fight back against them. Others lock themselves in safe rooms or underground bunkers to weather out this wave. The new currency is ammunition.

At the same time during this phase, anyone who is on life support dies within a few hours or days after the hospital generators quit. Those on dialysis only last a few days.

The looters also loot the hospitals and pharmacies of any and all drugs, some to get high, and some to try to live longer. Roughly about a third of the population will die during this period, mostly in the high population areas and those in hospitals who are dependent on them to survive.

Today, pharmacies will only prescribe drugs typically for 30 days at a time. After the medicine is used up, the next dying cycle begins. All those who depend on life sustaining drugs begin to die, those with diabetes, heart conditions, etc.

Another wave of lunatics become apparent, literally. As people who are taking light mind altering drugs like Prozac to heavy drugs like Thorazine run out of medication, they no longer maintain their ‘normal’ behavior. The ones on the lighter drugs become visibly agitated, while those on the heavy medications become wild and uncontrollable.

Within 6 to 9 months half or more of the population is gone, 80% to 90% gone in the once heavily populated areas like the northeast, the west coast, and all large metropolitan areas.

Next is the most dangerous part. With more than half of the US population gone, the United Nations steps in to ‘help’ us rebuild the government. The major problem with this is that it will be a socialist/communist dictator form of government without most of the freedoms we now enjoy today.

One of the first objectives will be to make possession of any kind of firearms a crime. The very thing that saved you and your family’s life will now be taken from you. If you let this happen, you will now be a slave to the government and vulnerable to the advances of criminals. The purpose of this is simple. Without firearms, you can’t fight the government to get your freedom back.