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55 Survival Downloads and Handbooks – Pioneering, SHTF, Engineering, Urban Gardening, Defense, and More

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Featured Articles, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading
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EMP Attack and Solar Storms, Part II: Cascading Failures and Nuclear Meltdown

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Featured Articles, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Some time ago, we discussed the broad implications of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, such as that from an aerial detonation of a nuclear device, and the similar effects of a large solar storm or coronal mass ejection from the sun.  In that discussion, we looked at the overall aspects of the crisis, including interruptions to our trucking industry, which in turn would represent a massive failure in our food, health, and fuel delivery systems.  Other topics included traffic gridlock, potential vehicle failure, and briefly, what to expect after the lights go out.

In Part II of this guide, we will dive into a more technical look at what even the most minor of electrical hiccups and disturbances can do to our delicate, computerized world, as well as explore how interconnected our society truly is.  However, in order to adequately set the stage for understanding the grave threat under conditions in which all of our infrastructures fall prey to simultaneous failure, it is imperative to understand that the “vulnerability of the whole — of all the highly interlocked critical infrastructures — may be greater than the sum of the vulnerability of its parts.” (1)

If a singular system goes down, it can result in a cascade of failures across the spectrum, from communications, to banking, to government services, and even water treatment and sanitation. ...

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Better Than Gold: Ceramic Water Filters as Tangible Barter Items

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Russ Michaud, Owner of Homespun EnvironmentalTruth Sponsor

Times sure are looking uncertain; families are getting tossed from their homes due to foreclosures, communities are breaking down and decaying as the middle class is destroyed (and subsequent shrinkage in the tax revenues force ever deeper cutbacks in government services), schools and post offices are closing; the list goes on and on.   It gets depressing thinking about how far we’ve fallen in such a short time.

All the while, our “Red” and “Blue” politicians fiddle in Washington and work harder to smear the other party so they can get re-elected, rather than try to fix the plight of the people they are supposed to be representing.

It is no wonder that many folks are taking matters into their own hands and preparing for some kind of change.   Hopefully, for the better, but the process of change will almost certainly be rough.  The powers engorging themselves on the status quo will resist strongly and perhaps even forcibly, prompting even greater resistance from the masses.  The American Revolution wasn’t exactly peaceful either....

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World War Z: Emergency Preparedness, United Nations, and Predictive Programming

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 in Alphabet Agencies & Operations, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Mainstream Media & Programming, Movies, TV, & Video Games, Political Issues

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

As summer heats up, so does the Hollywood box office. With so many remakes and sequels being made, it seems that no original plot can be written in Hollywood these days. World War Z is no exception; it is based on the zombie-apocalypse book of the same title by Max Brooks.

And like most blockbuster “disaster movies”, World War Z offers viewers a tightly tailored agenda as to who they should look to for guidance and safety during disasters.  This is typical of end-of-the-world entertainment and a key component of predictive programming, as we saw in Contagion, Children of Men, Outbreak, and many others.

The World Health Organization (WHO), FEMA, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are typically glorified as saviors, even though local populations are often decimated or under strict control of local authoritarians.

World War Z capitalizes on a loosely defined “zombie outbreak” that is sweeping the planet at a ferocious speed with the main star, Brad Pitt, portraying a former United Nations investigator. Coupled with the United States Navy, the reluctant hero Pitt goes from retired house-husband to full-blown, globe-trotting diplomat within a few hours....

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Hayden’s Movie Reviews: One Hundred Mornings

Posted on Jun 01, 2013 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Movies, TV, & Video Games, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

“When society breaks down, how quickly does our humanity follow?” – Jeannette Catsoulis

As much as I rail against certain aspects of Hollywood, I must admit that I’m a sucker for a good movie, especially one that revolves around those familiar disaster scenarios. And as a bit of a stray from our regular posting categories, I figured I would share some recent movie selections, as well as offer a bit of commentary.

Late this morning, as I was scuttling around the apartment, eyes half-open and nearly spilling my coffee as I bumped into furniture, I settled onto the couch to watch a movie I had been dying to see. With an afternoon forecast of storms and heavy rain, I felt as though this was the perfect chance to watch “One Hundred Mornings“; an Irish, post-apocalyptic …drama?

As Filmmaker Magazine said, it is a haunting, lyrical piece. It’s not an action flick. There is no virus, no zombies, and no comet hurtling towards Earth. Instead, the film allows you to discern what happened and throws you in the midst of it....

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DIY: Large Solar Aquaponics System Under $400

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Urban Farming Guys

The crew over at Urban Farming Guys shows how to go off-grid with your aquaponics, making a simple IBC-tote system, powered by the sun, for under $400. This is scalable by linking more totes together.

Something to note, is that the Urban Farming Guys use an off-the-shelf, easy-setup solar system. It costs around $250, but you can get much better solar panels with a bit of research into the subject matter. The kit they are using appears to be the standard “Harbor Freight”-style, folding kit that is widely available. It works, but there are better panels out there. With that being said, let’s get into some tilapia farming and vegetable growing!

“We’re here with Alex, who’s going to help us demonstrate just how easy this is. First, you’ll need to obtain a food-grade, 275-gallon IBC tote. Get this from Craigslist.org; ranging between $25-100, with food-grade being very important.”

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We Are Now One Year Away from Global Riots, Complex Systems Theorists Say

Posted on May 29, 2013 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Global & National News, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Motherboard

If there’s a single factor that reliably sparks social unrest, it’s food becoming too scarce or too expensive. So argues a group of complex systems theorists in Cambridge, and it makes sense.

In a 2011 paper, researchers at the Complex Systems Institute unveiled a model that accurately explained why the waves of unrest that swept the world in 2008 and 2011 crashed when they did. The number one determinant was soaring food prices. Their model identified a precise threshold for global food prices that, if breached, would lead to worldwide unrest.

The MIT Technology Review explains how CSI’s model works: “The evidence comes from two sources. The first is data gathered by the United Nations that plots the price of food against time, the so-called food price index of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN. The second is the date of riots around the world, whatever their cause.” Plot the data, and it looks like this:

Pretty simple. Black dots are the food prices, red lines are the riots. In other words, whenever the UN’s food price index, which measures the monthly change in the price of a basket of food commodities, climbs above 210, the conditions ripen for social unrest around the world....

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Hayden’s Headlines: Monderno’s Giveaway, TSA, Social Control, and Adrenal Burnout

Posted on Feb 22, 2013 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Economic News, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Global & National News, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Social Networking
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DIY Ceramic Water Filters Made in USA – Available Now

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Homespun EnvironmentalRuss Michaud, Truth Sponsor

A heartfelt wish of many folks in the US is to have more products manufactured here instead of being imported. This is especially true in the current economic times. Folks realize that spending money locally is a simple way to enhance our communities and standards of living. It often seems like big business is oblivious to the plight of ordinary people and are only concerned with their next quarterly profits and the manager’s bonuses. Fortunately, there are a lot of small businesses that have a lot better handle on things.

waterfilter_kitJust Water, LLC, is very proud to announce that they have successfully ‘on-shored’ the production of ceramic water filters and will very shortly be rolling out various products that use these. Homespun Environmental, LLC, is equally proud to announce that they are the very first distributor to have these American-made ceramic water filters available on their website. Both companies have worked hard to meet customer’s needs and having products made in the USA was high on that list.

Ceramic water filters have been used extensively for many years in third world disaster situations with NGOs and missionary groups....

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Gunfighters, Gear, and Instagram: the IG Militia

Posted on Feb 02, 2013 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Featured Articles, Police, Military, & War, Social Networking

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Instagram is a form of social media that focuses on sharing pictures between users, allowing them to tag photos with names of other users and apply “hashtags” that function as searchable keywords or descriptions for others. It is no longer just a place to post pictures of your food!

One such hashtag that has a rather large following is #igMilitia. It stands for the InstaGram Militia, and started as a way for various photos of guns, gear, and generally tacti-cool stuff to be lumped together and easily found.

Since I’m always looking for new gear when it comes to firearms, outdoor activities, and training, I thought I would share a list of some of the small businesses and personalities that really seem to have an impact on the shooting community and “igMilitia”, whether it be tactical, law enforcement, military, or purely civilian and self defense.

Many of these you’ve likely never heard of, but I believe in supporting original entrepreneurs and small start-ups, so if you know of any others that should be added to this list, please feel free to leave a comment!...

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Homesteading with a Shipping Container, Part 9: Installing the Simple Pump

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Elysian Fields Project & Shipping Container Homestead

Water is one of the most strategic preps that one can have should the grid go down or we find ourselves caught in the middle of a disaster. All other preparedness plans fail without it, and even if you stock bottled water or have spare filters, if it is a prolonged emergency, eventually you will run out.

That’s where a water pump comes into play. For those with land or a retreat, even a water well in your backyard, if you are relying on electric or motorized pumps to fill your needs, have you developed an alternative energy plan? Do you have a back-up plan when those solar panels get damaged or your batteries are dead?

I believe in having a back-up for my back-ups, and when assessing my water situation at my off-grid, shipping container homestead – the Elysian Fields Project, I decided to cut out the middle man and install a manual water pump as my primary plan.

Should we encounter a prolonged grid-down event, or EMP, this pump will continue delivering water as long as I can pump the handle!...

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Sheriff Says 911 Isn’t Best Option; Safety No Longer a Spectator Sport, “I Need You in the Game”

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Police, Military, & War

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Milwaukee area Sheriff David Clarke released a public service announcement urging citizens to seek firearm training and fight back against the criminal elements that seek to do them harm.

In the PSA, Sheriff Clarke cites recent police cutbacks and layoffs, along with mentioning prolonged police arrival times and that calling 911 might not be in your best interest initially.  Sheriff Clarke encourages his constituents to “be prepared”, and candidly states that their safety is no longer a spectator sport; he needs them in the game alongside his deputies.

“…your safety — it’s no longer a spectator sport; I need you in the game.”

He goes on to offer three choices for would-be victims: beg for mercy from violent criminals, hide under the bed, or fight back!

“It’s your duty to protect yourself and your family,” he says. “We’re partners now. Can I count on you?”

Sheriff Clarke has been receiving an onslaught of complaints and calls for his resignation from various groups, along with the President of the Deputy Sheriff’s Association, Roy Felber, suggesting the public service announcement is more closely aligned to a call for vigilantism....

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DIY Project: WiFi + USB Drive = Your Own Mini-Internet and Communication Hub

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Science & Technology, Social Networking

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Activist Post by Tony Cartalucci, Truth Contributor

Worried about draconian Internet laws? Creeping surveillance? The Internet is still a tool of tremendous power, but a deep rot has set in. We have caught it early and we are fighting to stop this rot, but there are other options we can begin exploring to hedge our bets and enhance our current efforts.

piratebox2Image: The PirateBox in use on a handheld device. Once the PirateBox is up and running, either on a standalone device like the one pictured to the right (background), or on your laptop as described here, it will appear as another WiFi network for people in range to connect to. Once connected, files can be freely shared, and there is even a chat client users can communicate with. It is just as useful as a file server for a small business, as it is for circumventing the draconian criminalization of Internet file sharing.

Want to get started right now? Easy tutorial and download links here *

In last week’s, “Fighting Back Against the “Intellectual Property” Racket,” the “PirateBox” was introduced....

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DIY Water: Differences Between Ceramic Candle and Dome Filters

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Homespun Environmental – Russ Michaud, Truth Sponsor & Contributor

This paper discusses the two main styles of ceramic filter cartridges that are currently on the market.  These are the ‘candle’ filter and the ‘dome’ filter.  I often get questions on whether one is better than the other and have also seen several DIY blogs on the internet showing both of these.  I figured it was a good idea to write a short paper on this topic to add as a reference to the technical notes on my website and to help folks interested in researching this.

For those who may be unfamiliar with ceramic water filters, here is a brief overview.

Cut-away diagram of a DIY water filter. Much cheaper than the Big Berks.

Cut-away diagram of a DIY water filter. Much cheaper than the Big Berks.

The ceramic water filter cartridge consists of a ceramic shell, containing colloidal silver and enclosing some amount of activated carbon.  The shell has very small pore openings that allow water to pass through but are too small for bacteria.  The silver keeps bacteria from growing on the shell, and the activated charcoal adsorbs chemicals that are present in the water.  ...

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Printable AR15 30-Round Magazines Now Available for Download from Defense Distributed

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 in Constitutional & Liberty Issues, Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Political Issues, Science & Technology

Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net

Source: Adam Salazar InfoWars Team

What just a few months ago was dismissed as a pipe dream or wishful thinking has today become a reality that will no doubt take the gun debate, not just nationally but worldwide, to a whole new level.

Infowars.com has been reporting on this 3D printing innovator’s amazing work over the last few months. As Infowars breaks this story online, we wonder if the dinosaur press will realize the incredible significance of this – this technological development will circumvent unconstitutional magazine bans and could end the huge shortages we’re seeing. The future is now.

“Welcome to the Age of the Printed Magazine.”

Defense Distributed, a non-profit thinktank experimenting with the revolutionary technology of desktop 3D printing. Follow their development at http://defdist.tumblr.com.

Defense Distributed’s goal is to provide a website that anyone in the world could visit to download the files needed to literally print out a working firearm, aptly dubbed the “wiki weapon,” using a 3D printer, a technology that’s already available to the average citizen and is also becoming increasingly affordable....

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