Do we need to prepare for a long-term collapse?

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The collapse will be LOCAL: Former military intelligence, special forces veterans explain why your proximity to left-wing cities may determine your fate

With all the talk about the risk for civil war in America — and the new Nancy Pelosi push for impeachment that will drive America into more conflict — it’s crucial to realize how your proximity to left-wing population density hubs will largely determine your fate.

Here’s what I learned, in the aggregate, from multiple sources, many of whom have operated inside collapsing, war-torn cities and countries:There won’t be a nationwide kinetic civil war fought like America’s first Civil War. Instead, outbreaks of kinetic violence will be very limited to the areas in and around high-density population centers dominated by Leftists (i.e. Antifa and similar left-wing lunatics).

This means your proximity to left-wing cities largely determines your risk of being caught up in any kind of kinetic engagement. The closer you are to the “zombies,” the worse off you’ll be when it hits the fan.

At the same time, if you live in rural America, far from left-wing strongholds, your risk of being involved in kinetic engagement is virtually zero, according to my sources. They do not expect any mass exodus from liberal cities, since it is well understood that liberal zombies are incapable of doing anything that requires effort (such as walking a distance, or reading a topo map, etc.).

Evacuating those cities will be largely impossible. Law enforcement isn’t even planning to try to run such evacuations for the largest cities like Los Angeles. The strategy is to keep people in place and attempt to support them with deliveries of food, water and medical supplies, should circumstances require. In effect, the response strategy will be to quarantine cities that are collapsing, and not risk National Guard troops trying to enter those cities once they’ve passed a certain point of lawlessness. (I was specifically told that the first responders already realize that trying to stop crime is just playing a game of “whack-a-mole” once the crime rate passes a certain point.)

Ironically, the closer you live to left-wing stronghold cities, the more likely the government has restricted your ability to own firearms and normal-capacity magazines. Thus, the very people who will need firearms the most are being stripped of their Second Amendment rights in advance of the coming chaos. (Hint: Move to somewhere else.)

When it comes to safety buffer zones from liberal cities, there are three distances that matter. First is the walking distance from your nearest liberal city. In other words, how long would it take the zombies to reach you if they are on foot? 25-50 miles away is generally considered to be sufficiently far away from the majority of walkers, although such distances are considered quite small for military veterans. The second distance to consider is the driving distance, which means how far someone might get on one tank of gas. This is roughly considered to be about 400 miles, although in a collapse scenario, even the zombies won’t have much success driving anywhere since the roads will likely be either jammed up or rigged as ambush points. The distance of 400 miles means there is practically no place along the East Coast that is a safe distance away from a liberal city. You have to head West — into Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming, etc. — to get away from the cities. Along the Left Coast, you of course have to head inland, getting yourself situation in Eastern California, Eastern Oregon or Eastern Washington rather than risking proximity to collapsing cities like Los Angeles, Portland or Seattle.


U.S. Economy Contracting “At Its Sharpest Pace Since World War Two” And “The Worst Is Yet To Come”

Yesterday, I documented the fact that we are in the midst of the largest tsunami of job losses in U.S. history by a very wide margin.

In fact, we are absolutely obliterating the old records, and that truly puts us in unchartered territory.  And as bad as things have already gotten, one prominent expert told Reuters that “the worst is yet to come”…

Economists are estimating the economy contracted as much as 10.8% in the first quarter, which would be the steepest drop in gross domestic product since 1947. They say the massive fiscal package will likely provide little cushion for the economy.

“The economy is in a downward spiral where job losses beget job losses and the federal government emergency relief checks will not be enough to turn the tide,” said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG in New York. “The recovery is looking less V-shaped by the day as the deeper we fall, the harder it will be for the nation to climb back out of this deep hole the pandemic has dug for the economy. The worst is yet to come.”

As areas around the country start “reopening for business”, some of the jobs that were lost will come back.

But the truth is that millions of those jobs are gone permanently, and large numbers of the businesses that were closed down will never open again.

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Martial Law in The United States

Newsweek put out a great article this week that lays out how the US government would start this process. According to the report:

“Standby orders were issued more than three weeks ago to ready these plans, not just to protect Washington but also to prepare for the possibility of some form of martial law… The various plans — codenamed Octagon, Freejack, and Zodiac – are the underground laws to ensure government continuity. They are so secret that under these extraordinary plans, “devolution” could circumvent the normal Constitutional provisions for government succession, and military commanders could be placed in control around America.”

This isn’t some conspiracy theory nonsense. This is for real, and you need to start considering the ramifications.

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Will You Resume Normal Daily Activities Once The Coronavirus Restrictions Are Finally Lifted?

Fear of the coronavirus is going to prevent the vast majority of Americans from immediately resuming all of their normal daily activities once the coronavirus restrictions have been lifted.

Gallup conducted a survey in which they asked people if they would be “resuming their normal daily activities” once the restrictions are lifted, and these were the results…

Americans remain hesitant about resuming their normal daily activities amid the COVID-19 outbreak according to a Gallup question first asked in late March and repeated in early April.

When asked how quickly they will return to their normal activities once the government lifts restrictions and businesses and schools start to reopen, the vast majority of Americans say they would wait and see what happens with the spread of the virus (71%) and another 10% would wait indefinitely. Just 20% say they would return to their normal activities immediately.

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Were You Prepared For Losing a Primary Source of Income?

Losing a main source of income can be a catastrophic event for any family. Today, you almost need two incomes to survive, so what happens if you lose one of those? Worse yet, what if you’re single with only one source of income and lose it?

Most preppers don’t talk about losing income, but it’s an event to plan for. Here’s what you can do:

Stock your pantry – Stocking your pantry with items you use every day is smart. Think beyond food. Look for items such as shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, and other household items. You can add to your stockpile a little at a time by purchasing items when they’re on sale. If you or your spouse lose a job, at least you have some of the necessities.

Save an emergency fund – Many financial experts say that you should save enough money to cover at least six-months-worth of expenses and household bills. This savings account will help you pay for unexpected bills such as car repairs or cover expenses if you lose your job.

Aim for self-reliance – The more self-reliant you can be, the better. You can even take steps to move off-grid and away from community resources. Making the shift to off-grid prepares you to live without community services such as water, trash pickup, electricity, etc.

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Beware of Road Blocks After The SHTF

Roadblocks and checkpoints are a way to control territory, and they could become very common after the SHTF.

1. They are dangerous. This is how people control territory in emergency situations from legitimate authorities, and illegitimate people trying to rob you.

2. Roadblocks are established in limited visibility. You may come upon them quickly. Keep a heightened sense of awareness around curves and hills.

3. Competent Roadblocks will have multiple people stationed. Assume that there may be back-up.

4. Primary and secondary roads will be the first to establish roadblocks. Try to use back roads and logging trails where possible to avoid encounters.

5. Areas of heavy tree covers, rocks, terrain make good roadblock stations. They are looking to surprise you, travel on flat roads.

6. Have multiple vehicles. From a tactical standpoint, one car is a high risk. If you’re walking, stick to two groups and slightly separate.

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Patriots Fight Back Against Draconian Lockdown Orders & Unconstitutional Attacks on Civil Liberties

Yesterday we covered the beginning of these protests that started in Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. Today, the movement started picking up steam in other areas as Patriots took to the streets and even started showing up in from of politician’s homes to demand the end to these unconstitutional lockdown orders.

St. Paul Minnesota

In Minnesota, hundreds of patriots lined the street in front of Governor Tim Walz ‘s home, holding signs and American flags. Organizers say the stay-at-home order has gone on long enough and are demanding the governor allow Minnesotans be able to go back to work.

Huntington Beach, California

In Huntington Beach, California demonstrators took over Main Street in defiance of social distancing guidelines, to protest the California’s stay-at-home orders.


How to Disinfect Groceries, Takeout and Deliveries against COVID-19

Even before coronavirus, studies like this one this one found that supermarkets are like petri dishes of pathogenic germs.

Shopping cart handles have 361 times more bacteria than your toilet handle. The freezer doors had even more than this!

It is always advisable to take precautions like wiping down carts and sanitizing your hands immediately after shopping.

With a deadly pandemic going on though, the need for precaution is even greater. You don’t want the COVID-19 virus sneaking into your home through grocery items.  Yes, it takes a lot of cleaner, planning, and time, but disinfecting your groceries and delivery items is a small step you can take to prevent getting sick.

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Probably in no time in history are people more aware of germs and the need to disinfect. The vast majority of us are very conscious of what we are touching, who we come across, and the need to not bring invisible “friends” home with us. Even with the most strict protocols used it is still possible to crosscontaminate germs picked up from point A and transport them to point B. While I have joked many times that I have a strong immune system due to NOT washing hands as often as I should and swimming in less-than-clean rivers, I’m making serious efforts to keep my place as germ-free as possible.


This is very simple to make. It is important that the amount of alcohol in the recipe be above 60% in order to effectively kill germs.

Materials Needed:

180 Proof Everclear Grain Alcohol(95% alcohol)

Water – distilled or boiled

Essential Oil of your choice for scent(optional)

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Flat out of cheap, fast, and healthy menu ideas?  I’ll tell you how to make flatbreads. They’re fun, use less flour, and make it easy to pile on the vegetables and fresh ingredients! See two flatbread recipes.

It’s easy enough to understand the ubiquity of flatbreads:

They use a minimum of ingredients: flour, water, perhaps a pinch of salt. The more elaborate ones might add leavening, a little oil, maybe an egg.

They don’t need elaborate kitchen equipment, just a container for mixing and a heating surface.

They often serve as the main or only eating utensil, too, with the rest of the meal scooped on top, rolled up or stuffed inside.

They’re traditionally made from grains or other dry seeds that have a long storage life and can be freshly ground before using.

Because they’re thin, flatbreads themselves keep longer than moist, risen loaves.


2 cups warm water

1 T. yeast

½ T. salt

enough whole wheat flour to make a stiff dough

Optional: Replace some of the wheat flour with other flours, ground flax seed, chickpea flour, ground nuts, or seeds (sesame, poppy, fennel, etc.).

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The Four States In America To Live Off The Grid

For many of us who homestead and farm on a small scale, we also raise families, own firearms, go to church and desire a quiet life lived in peace. Sadly judging by the moral and political climate in some places in North America, we often have to leave the place we call home in order to find these things. I believe there are still good places out there to put down roots and farm and raise your children, while other places in the USA have gone quite authoritarian.

Here are four areas in the United States for those seeking fair land prices, less government involvement, a religious friendly atmosphere, low taxes, and a place friendly toward gun owners.

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