After Sandy Winds Down, Recovery Ramps Up.
Tempers Mount as Gas Runs Out
With gas lines lasting over 6 hours,only to find no gas left, many motorists all over NY & NJ, are finding patience wearing thin. Add to it the destruction of homes & businesses,plus the biting winter cold, the situation looks grim for many along the NY & NJ coast. While recovery is surely to take weeks to months across the region, for the time being, it's better to stay home if at all possible.
Power is being restored to more each day, but officials admit it may be weeks before power will reach all affected by the storm. As the recovery unfolds, we can only be reminded of the importance of being prepared, having a plan, and if at all possible, have a bug out location to wait out the storm and the recovery period.
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By Janet Liebsch(reposted from previous issue due to missing link)
After disaster strikes, families and businesses are faced with many questions including...
This post is not intended to replace local officials' instructions, but contains tips and resources about disaster response, assistance and recovery.
During the response phase of any major disaster, people must keep in mind First Responders will do everything in their power to help those in need, but it may take hours, days or possibly even weeks before the cavalry arrives. Read more...
Three Days After... Headlights are the only lights in lower Manhattan.
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Preppers isn't just a U.S. thing... While we have been making our list and checking it twice, the movement has been spreading to the north, the south, and across the seas. There has been a Canadian Preppers Blog and Forum for quite some time now. But did you know that the International Preppers Network hosts sub sections for Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Panama, Germany, Mexico, Portugal and links to other national groups? There is even word that APN founder Tom Martin is working hard to help establish a group in the Philippines.
|Denob, IPN admin|Denob at the Reins The former global moderator for the Canadian Preppers Network, Denob has recently accepted the admin position on the international forum and in just a short time has brought the group to new heights with excellent growth and exceptional moderating skills.
"The IPN offers a place for people from all over the world to get together and share knowledge, ask advice, and support each other in their efforts to be prepared for whatever may happen. With over 1600 members and growing every day, the IPN brings together preppers from Canada to Australia and everywhere in between. Members can share ideas with others from across the globe, or even organize groups and meetups from fellow preppers right down the street. Members can discuss all prepper related topics such as growing and storing your own food, alternative energy, home defense and much, much more. Someone, somewhere has the answer to that issue that you just can't seem to figure out and the IPN lets you poke the brains of preppers from all over the world, bringing you knowledge and experience that months of research couldn't match.
Whether you're an experienced survivalist or just waking up to the fact that the world around you can be a dangerous and volatile place, the IPN is a one stop shop for preppers to get together and share what they have learned."
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By Leon Pantenburg
Survival Recipe: Tasty Hardtack
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One of the more popular posts on SurvivalCommonSense.com has been how to make hardtack, a basic survival food. I was gearing up for an elk hunt, so I tried this recipe from Mark, who had commented on the post.
"I've been making and enjoying hardtack for years," Mark wrote. "I like to use native pecans in mine." Immediately intrigued, I made up a batch, using Mark's recipe as a base. Using only the ingredients that were on hand, I had to make a few substitutions.
And, as is my wont, I can't resist tweaking a recipe when there is potential to make it more healthy. (I always amend flour: For each cup of white flour, add 1 Tbs of soy meal; 1 tsp of wheat germ, and 1 Tbs of dried milk. This creates a whole protein!)
The result was wonderful! Unlike the traditional hardtack recipes which can be nutritious, but REALLY bland, this recipe is tasty! And it's kind of like opening a bag of chips - you can't eat just one!
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New Round of Quantitative Easing and Global Economic Instability Dramatically Increasing Demand for Gold and Silver Coins and Bullion
Austin, TX-November 2, 2012 - Austin Rare Coins and Bullion, a leading provider of investment-grade rare gold and silver coins and gold and silver bullion and a Sponsor Partner with The American Preppers Network, announced today it has seen a significant increase in sales and revenue since the Fed announced a third round of quantitative easing (QE) - otherwise known as QE3. Within hours of this announcement, sales at Austin Rare Coins and Bullion increased dramatically. In fact, in one day alone it received several million-dollar orders and has seen the largest spike in sales in the 24-year history of the company.
"People are scared - they're seriously concerned about rising inflation and whether they will have the money to send their kids to college or to retire," said Ryan Denby, president and CEO of Austin Rare Coins and Bullion. "The simple truth is when the Fed prints money the value of the dollar goes down and when the dollar goes down the price of gold and silver goes up."
For the last four years, the U.S. government has been running trillion-dollar deficits, which is why gold has performed so well. To finance this debt, it issues U.S. Treasury bonds. But countries such as China and Japan, some of the largest buyers of U.S. treasury bonds, have indicated a change in direction and have begun selling bonds, which could spell big trouble for the U.S. economy. In 2011, China sold more U.S. Treasury bonds than it ever has before-while buying gold bullion instead.
Many analysts believe silver may be a better buy than gold. Silver rose 50% after the first round of QE - twice as much as gold and 24% after QE2 - three times more than gold. With QE3, silver is expected to rise like it did after the QE1 and QE2 announcements, but maybe even more so because this time in addition to the Federal Reserve, the other central banks around the world are also printing more fiat currency.
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