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Saturday, December 31, 2011

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Friday, July 22, 2011

The Record Heat Waves

With the record heat waves and drought across the nation, the American Preppers Network hopes that you have been prepared.  Disasters of any type can and do happen anywhere, at anytime, and without warning.  We are now witnessing and will continue to witness a prime example of how one disaster can cause a chain reaction leading to other disasters.  Here are some potential disasters to be aware of as a result of the drought and heat waves.

1) Water shortages.  Water is the number 1 most important necessity to survival.  The average human can only survive 3 days without water, and even less in a heat wave.  I hope you've stored some.  If the water system shuts down or does not have enough, you could turn on the tap only to have a few drips.  If you run into a situation where there is not enough municipal water supply to your home, start looking for other sources of stored water.
  • Your hot water tank may have 30 - 50 gallons of water stored. 
  • The top supply tank to your toilette is typically clean water that you can use.
  • Your plumbing in your house could have a few gallons.  Open a higher faucet in your house as in a shower, sink, or upstairs source to relieve pressure, then open a lower outside faucet to retrieve water from your plumbing system.
Don't short change yourself on water!  Make sure you have plenty for personal consumption.  If you stop sweating, that means you are dehydrated!   

Got Water?

2) Heat.  Heat poses many risks, including but not limited to:
  • Heat Stroke.  Watch family members closely, especially the elderly, watch for slurred speech and disorientation.  When in doubt, call for help.  Time lost is brain lost.  Never leave pets or children in a vehicle, and keep them out of the direct sun.  Drink lots of water.
  • Fire.  Fires are much more common in the heat.  Things dry out and become more flammable.  Keep dry brush and trash picked up.  Do not store fuel in or around your house, and keep well ventilated in a cool area out of the sun.  Keep grass cut short, especially if your city is rationing water and not allowing watering of lawns.  Do not store any flammables in the direct sun or in your attic.  
  • Vehicle breakdowns. Avoid driving unless it's absolutely necessary, or drive at nite. Check your fluid levels and make sure your oil and coolant are topped off.  Bring extra oil and coolant with you in case you need it.  DO NOT top off your fuel tank!  Make sure your tires are property inflated and not over or under inflated.  Bring extra water with you in case you do break down.  Drive with the A/C off when going uphill.  Watch your vehicles tempature when climbing grades.  If your car starts to overheat when going uphill, pull over at a safe location to let it cool.  Check to make sure your thermostat is working before you make your trip.
3) Blackouts.   The nations grids are maxed out.  With everyone using A/C, expect rolling blackouts.  If you are in a blackout, you can wrap sleeping bags around your refrigerator or freezer to help insulate it.  To conserve power, only use what you absolutely need.  Keep lights turned off and keep your A/C set to the warmest temperature that you can safely stand.  Do you have a generator?  Be prepared to use it.  Do you have plenty of non-perishable food stored?  If there is an extended blackout, you may need it.  Stores and gas stations will be shut down in a blackout.  Do you have an emergency battery powered radio and flashlights?

4) Food Prices   Expect food prices to increase.  Especially meat.  Many ranchers are butchering all of there livestock as there is not enough food and water to care for them, this means shortages in the future.  Produce crops are drying up. Prices of corn, wheat and other grains will increase.  Even produce grown in unaffected areas may increase in price as well due to demand.  If the blackouts are too severe, stores, gas stations and truck stops may close down temporarily disrupting the supply chain and preventing food from making it to the stores.

Stay safe during this heat wave and dought.  This is a serious and potentially devastating national disaster.

If you have tips, ideas, news, videos or pictures that you wish to share regarding this heat wave you can submit your article to americanprepper@yahoo.com.  If your article is chosen we will post it on your states preppers network blog.  Top articles will get posted on APN.  The top article of the week will win a free flashlantern valued at $49.95 (made in the USA).  Articles must be submitted before 7/29.

Feel free to copy and repost this article in it's entirety.  Credit source as AmericanPreppersNetwork.com

Here are some free helpful pdf files to download

Fire and Heat Waves
- ARC - Are You Ready - Fire

- ARC - Are You Ready - Heat Wave

- ARC - Are You Ready - Wildfires

- Fact Sheet: Fires

- Fact Sheet: Fire Safe

- WildFires

- ARC - Food and Water in Emergency

- Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water 

- How To Make A Solar Still (Plastic Cover)

- Purification Of Water On A Small Scale 

- Simple Solar Still For The Production Of Distilled Water

- Slow Sand Filters

- Water Purification

- Water Treatment

Fire Safety 

- Fighting Fire 

- Fire Safety

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Preparedness Convention in N.C. June 18th, 2011

Preparedness Convention in N.C. June 18th, 2011
Posted by kbreeding

Carolina Readiness Supply is holding an all day preparedness seminar on Saturday, June 18th at the Haywood Community College Auditorium in Clyde, NC., starting at 8 am until 5 pm. We have a great lineup of speakers that will give you many tips on preparedness. Admission fee is $5, to help defray the costs, and will include 2 tickets for door prizes. Lunch will be available for $5. Venders will be set up in the lobby with items for sale.

Schedule: Subject to change.

7:30 – 8:30 Registration and Meet and Greet

8:30 – 8:40 Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance

8:40 – 9:00 Welcome and Gomer Parable – Larry Porter

9:00 – 10:00 William Forstchen author of One Second After

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 10:45 How do I begin? Ryan Croft

10:45 – 11.15 Communications – John Swain

11:15 – 11:45 Water – Engineer775

11:45 – 12:00 Questions & Answer

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch & Breakout Sessions

FireStarting – 3 ways to start a fire without matches

Medications & Tinctures

Bug Out Bags

1:30 – 1:50 Food Storage – MadMick15

1:50 – 2:20 Sanitation – Southernprepper1

2:20 – 2:50 Retreat Design – Engineer775

2:50 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 3:40 Disaster Security – southernprepper1

3:45 – 4:15 Weapons – Ryan Croft

4:15 – 4:30 Neighborhood Security – Dr. Dan Eichenbaum

4:30 – 4:45 Questions & Answers

Please sign in to our guest book so we will know how many to plan for lunch. www.carolinareadiness.com

Advanced ticket sales: $5 per ticket – email number of tickets to kkdjan@aol.com These tickets must be paid for when ordered.

Hotel reservations can be made at:

Holiday Inn at Exit 44 off I40. 435 Smoky Park Hwy, Asheville. 828-665-2161. Room rate $89+ tax. Reserve by June 3 for this rate. Approx 10 miless from campus.

Comfort Inn – 737 Champion Drive, Canton, NC Exit 31 from I40. 800-424-6423 Group rate $104.39 + tax. Approx. 4 miles from campus.

Super 8 Motel – 79 Liner Cove Rd. Exit 103 off 23/74. 828-454-9667. Approx. 2 miles from campus.

Our schedule of speakers includes You tubes greatest preppers: Engineer 775 and Southernprepper1 from South Carolina and our own WNC Ryan Croft, John Swain, and Dr. Dan Eichenbaum. Special Guest Speaker is William Forstchen, author of One Second After.

Venders: Please contact me and tell me how many tables you will need. There is limited space so please call soon! 828-456-5310 or email at kkdjan@aol.com.

This will be a great opportunity to meet folks in your area and network with.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

North Carolina Preppers Roll Call - All Preppers Please Check in

The American Preppers Network is conducting a network-wide roll call.  Whether you are a member or not please check in and let us know what you are doing to prepare.

This is a good opportunity to network with other preppers near you.

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Monday, February 28, 2011

First Trip to the LDS Cannery LongTerm Food Storage Bulk Food Supply Pick Up

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

NC: Organic Growers (Prepper) Classes in Asheville

by Vina8

The Organic Grower's School Spring Conference will be March 5 and 6 at UNC in Asheville. http://www.organicgrowersschool.org/content/1505 Here is a direct link to the schedule with a list of all the classes. They sound awesome! Everything from a class for people planting their first garden, long-term food storage, poultry, permaculture, etc. http://sfc.smallfarmcentral.com/dynamic ... 202011.pdf

From the website:

MARCH 5 & 6, 2011 join over 1500 farmers, gardeners, chefs, food activists, and conscious consumers for the largest sustainable living conference in the Southeastern US! We'll be gathering in Asheville, NC, on the Campus of UNC, right in the heart of downtown. Class schedule and registration become available in January. For just $40 per day, you can be there for an incredible weekend of positive energy, networking, and learning. See you there, green thumb!

NEW TRACKS for 2011: Fruit Production, Urban Farming, Primitive Skills, and All About Poultry

PLUS: Gardening, Farming, Food Preservation, Cooking, Herbs, Sustainable Forestry, Alternative Energy and more!

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Extreme Couponing

by Belle

I saw a program the other night on TLC called "Extreme Couponing". It showed the stories of 4 different people who use massive amounts of coupons and say between 95-98% on their groceries every month. (All of the values that are given are approximate. I was too busy with my jaw dropped to write down the figures).This one lady have over $900 worth of groceries and with all her coupons only paid like $2 and change. This other man ordered 22 cases of total cereal and with his coupons and double coupons and in store sale, the cereal came out to be free. He said that he was going to donate all of that to his church food pantry. I saw these peoples garages and all of the shelving stocked with everything imaginable from food, detergent, TP and personal products- everything that you could need for years and all I could do was sit there and dream of how I would like something like that for myself and my family. Mind you, I do not think that I have that kind of time to put into that for those massive amounts of products, nor do I think that I could store all of that food for a family of three and actually use it before it expired. But if I learn to do this and save at least half of the money I spend ever month, I could use that money for other prepper things that I would not have coupons for; like that Honda generator that I have been eyeing. My Husband told me about a website called "The Grocery Game". It is a subscription service and they match the coupons from your paper and those you get in the ole mailbox and match them to the sales in the store. A real time saver. Starting this weekend, I am going to browse that site and see how it all works and them I am going to try my hand at this. I will keep you posted and after my first trip to the store doing this, I may just post the actual receipt. If you read this and you know about this from actual practice, any tips would be great. After I saw that show, all I could say was "Who Knew?" :D

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

For those who doubt the New World Order

by Whisper

For those who doubt the New World Order, Just check out what's happening across the pond. This is scary as there trying to do the same thing here. But of course, there's those zombies out there who just keep there eye shut and say to themselves, just keep walking, there's nothing going on :dots: :blink:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010 ... =melbourne

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