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RSW Staff To Appear At Fort Wayne Gun, Knife & Outdoorsmen Show

Friday, November 22nd through Sunday the 24th, the RSW staff will be appearing at the Ft. Wayne Gun, Knife & Outdoorsmen Show in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

This is your chance to stop in and ask us about your preparedness-related questions, share ideas, or inquire in person about our personalized Preparedness Consulting Service!

The show is located in the former K’s Merchandise building,  615 W. Coliseum Blvd. [map]

ATMs, food, free parking, free RV parking, and 24-hr. protection and security will be provided.

Admission is only $5 per person, 3-day passes are $12, 2-day passes are $9, children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult, seniors 60 & up get $1 off, and uniformed law enforcement officers are admitted free. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

As always, parking is FREE!

Show hours are:

  • Friday 3pm – 8pm
  • Saturday 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday 9am – 3pm
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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

APN Food Webinar – Free To View!

Thursday, November 7th at 7PM Central Time (5PM Pacific/6PM Mountain/8PM Eastern)

Scott from Down To Earth Seeds will be hosting a webinar exclusive for American Preppers Network (APN) members. In the webinar he will teach what to do in a world wide economic collapse. We all know the dollar doesn’t buy what it used to, but have you thought about what you will do in the event of hyper-inflation?

You will learn:

  • Why you need a plan
  • How to set up your food storage plan
  • What kinds of food storage are available
  • Unlimited food supply system
  • Resources needed
  • Costs involved
  • The difference between Hybrids, GMO’s and Heirlooms

Follow this link for the Live Webinar: http://bestheirloomseeds.com/webinar2/

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Summer Vacation Is Over…

We’re back from summer break and looking forward to sharing the latest news and  information relating to preparedness and self-sufficiency with our loyal readers.

Let’s hope we all get through the rest of this year relatively unscathed…

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Book Preview: The Survivalist (Frontier Justice)

New! The Survivalist (Frontier Justice) by Dr. Arthur T. Bradley

Description

The Superpox-99 virus has wiped out nearly the entire human race. Governments have collapsed. Cities have become graveyards filled with unspeakable horror. People have resorted to scavenging from the dead, or taking from the living. The entire industrialized world has become a wasteland of abandoned cars, decaying bodies, and feral animals.

To stay alive, U.S. Deputy Marshal Mason Raines must forage for food, water, and gasoline while outgunning those who seek to take advantage of the apocalyptic anarchy. Together with his giant Irish wolfhound, Bowie, he aligns with survivors of the town of Boone in a life and death struggle against a gang of violent criminals. With each deadly encounter, Mason is forced to accept his place as one of the nation’s few remaining lawmen. In a world now populated by escaped convicts, paranoid mutants, and government hit squads, his only hope to save the townspeople is to enforce his own brand of frontier justice.

Halfway across the country, a killer is released from prison. With hopes set on a fresh start, he rescues a young girl desperate to get home. As they travel across the wasteland that once was the United States, they must call upon every bit of strength and courage to survive not only the horrors of the new world but also a violent government agenda.

Details

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 18, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 148274631X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482746310
  • Current Price: $11.66 on Amazon.com
  • Boasts a FIVE star rating!

Author’s Biography

Dr. Arthur Bradley holds a doctorate in engineering from Auburn University and currently works for NASA. Having lived all across the United States, he writes from personal experience about preparing for a wide variety of disasters, including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, house fires, massive snowstorms, electromagnetic pulse attacks, and solar storms. He has been featured in the New York Times, Money magazine, the Toronto Sun, Popular Mechanics, Men’s Journal, and numerous radio shows.

Dr Bradley subscribes to the philosophy that preparedness should always be motivated by love and concern, never by fear and paranoia. His practical approach to family preparedness has received widespread praise from individuals, emergency preparedness groups, and religious organizations. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books on disaster preparedness, including the “Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family,” “Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms,” the “Prepper’s Instruction Manual,” and “The Survivalist (Frontier Justice).” He conducts free seminars around the world, teaching individuals and families how to establish effective disaster preparedness plans.

Get it now:

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

The Standardized Amateur Radio Prepper Communications Plan

Catastrophe Network and The American Preparedness Radio Network (TAPRN) have teamed up to create a Standardized Amateur Radio Prepper Communications Plan. This plan outlines a standard set of frequencies that should be used by all preppers following a catastrophic disaster. These frequencies will serve as a meeting point where information about the event can be shared and actions between like minded preppers can be communicated.

This plan will not and cannot work if it is not widely publicized in the prepper community! All preppers must know and understand these frequencies in order for them to become common meeting points. This is your call to action, if you are a licensed Amateur Radio operator and a prepper, please spread the word about this new communications plan. Tweet about it, blog about it, and most of all…share the document!

Click here to download the latest copy of the Standardized Amateur Radio Prepper Communications Plan.

The following are the frequencies that have been designated by Catastrophe Network and the The American Preparedness Radio Network (TAPRN):

  • 80 Meters – 3.818 MHz LSB (TAPRN Net: Sundays at 9 PM ET)
  • 40 Meters – 7.242 MHz LSB
  • 40 Meters Morse Code / Digital – 7.073 MHz USB
  • 20 Meters – 14.242 MHz USB
  • 20 Meters Morse Code / Digital – 14.073 MHz USB
  • 2 Meters – 146.420 MHz FM
  • 440 (70 cm) – 446.420 MHz FM
  • FRS/GMRS – Channel 4 (462.6375 MHz)
  • CB – Channel 4 (27.005 MHz)
  • MURS – Channel 4 (154.570 MHz)

Aside from the TAPRN nets held on 3.818 and their digital net on 7.073, formal prepper nets will not be held on these frequencies. However, future exercises and drills may be held on-air between preppers and preppers are encouraged to use these frequencies to coordinate activities. Along the same lines, during catastrophes, it is unlikely that a formal net control will be established. The Standardized Amateur Radio Prepper Communications Plan outlines protocols for calling and communicating with other preppers.

Amateur Radio Stations using the Standardized Prepper frequencies of 3.818, 7.242, and 14.242 MHz transmit pertinent information in AM (Amplitude Modulation) mode rather than SSB (Single Sideband) mode so that those with less expensive shortwave receivers that do not receive SSB can still gather pertinent prepper information from the Amateur “Ham” Radio community.

Click here to list your GENERAL location on the map of Standardized Prepper Communications Plan users.


View Prepper Communications Map in a larger map

Plan News and Updates

11/01/2011 – The Plan was downloaded by nearly 1000 people within the first 24 hours. Keep up the good work in spreading the word. This plan will only work if we spread the word and everyone prints a copy for their station. Special thanks to @Hamradio_Ticker, @SelfReliantInfo, @PrepperWebsite, @TalkSouthRadio, @iSurvivalSkills, and @SurvivorJane for spreading the word on Twitter.

11/12/2011 – TAPRN has informed me that their Sunday night digital net is now using CONTESTIA 4/250 mode rather than PSK-31.  Consequently, the Plan has been updated to reflect this change.

12/31/2011 – I have updated the document, with a minor revision to include a © on the document for prosperity purposes. I still want everyone to distribute the document as widely as possible. However, some people have been using the document without giving any credit to Catastrophe Network and even taking credit for creating the document themselves. I also added the document to Scribd and embeded it below. This will make sharing it even easier!

01/15/2012 – I recently received an email from a fellow Amateur Radio Operator by the name of Bart who pointed out to me that Morse code, also known as CW in the Amateur Radio community, should be included in the plan because it is one of the most basic, yet effective and energy efficient modes in existence. My original intent was to include the TAPRN digital frequency as a general purpose “digital” frequency, which would include Morse code, since it is really a very basic digital mode. However, the specific mention of CONTESTA was made beacuse that is what TAPRN used for their Sunday nets. With that said, I would like to state clearly that any digital mode, including Morse code, could be used 7.073 in accordance with the plan. I have updated the plan to reflect this change.

07/03/2012 – TAPRN participation on the digital frequency of 7.073 MHz has been discontinued. This frequency will continue to be used as the standard prepper morse code / digital frequency. In addition, the Standardized Amateur Radio Communications Plan was recently published in a booked entitled “Survival Communications” by John Parnell. Please patronize his books, as they are a great reference book for communications, customized by state! You can find his website at http://www.tutorturtlepress.com/.

08/12/2012 – Non-Amateur Radio channels have been added to the Standardized Amateur Radio Prepper Communications Plan in order to facilitate prepper communications in the non-ham radio bands. The following additions are being made:

  • FRS/GMRS (Family Radio Service/General Mobile Radio Service) Channel 4 (462.6375 MHz) be designated for “prepper” use in local communities.
  • CB (Citizens Band) Channel 4 (27.005 MHz) be designated for “prepper” use in local communities
  • MURS (Multi-Use Radio Service) Channel 4 (154.570 MHz) be designated for “prepper” use in local communities.
  • Amateur Radio Stations using the Standardized Prepper frequencies of 3.818, 7.242, and 14.242 MHz transmit pertinent information in AM (Amplitude Modulation) mode rather than SSB (Single Sideband) mode so that those with less expensive shortwave receivers that do not receive SSB can still gather pertinent prepper information from the Amateur “Ham” Radio community.

09/30/2012 – A 20 meter digital frequency of 14.073 USB and a 70 cm amateur radio frequency of 446.420 FM have been added to the plan. In addition, a map has been added that will allow preppers who plan to use these frequencies to register their general location and their capabilities so that other preppers in the same general area know how to contact each other. Click here to list your location.

Questions or Ideas?

If you have questions or ideas about the Standardized Amateur Radio Prepper Communications Plan or would like to get involved, email me at admin@catastrophenetwork.org

Source: http://www.catastrophenetwork.org/?page_id=446

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Now Available: Kids 72 Hour Survival Packs!

Radical Survivalism is pleased to announce the availability of our new Kids 72 Hour Disaster Packs featuring high-quality, easy-to-conceal camouflage backpacks for virtually any environment as well as some high-visibility and casual appearance options. These are smaller packs with tons of supplies packed inside, and room to spare for additional items so you can give your little one the ultimate customized kids disaster pack.

The pack itself was chosen by Radical Survivalism’s Executive Editor RSOPerator for its superb balance of features, quality, small size, and price. The pack features 1 large main zippered compartment with pouch and mesh pocket, 3 additional pockets, adjustable padded shoulder straps, padded back with breathable mesh backing, self repairing zippers, and a convenient carry handle. The pack accepts modular or A.L.I.C.E. attachments, and is hydration bladder compatible. The overall dimensions are 18″ x 10″ x 10″.

Our Kids 72 Hour Disaster Pack Includes The Following:


6x Emergency Water Pouches
3M®, N95 Child Size Dust Mask
3x 10-Hour Disposable Heat Packs
3x Chem Light Sticks
Combination Emergency Whistle/Compass/Thermometer
Hair Brush/Comb
Waterproof Durable LED Mini Flashlight
Kid Sized LED Camping Lantern
2-ply Toilet Paper Roll
Kid Themed Toothbrush & Toothpaste Pack
Travel Size Bottle Body Wash
Hand Sanitizer Kit
2x Re-Sealable Plastic Storage Bags
Bug-Out Buddy Stuffed Animal

KIDS FIRST AID KIT (INCLUDED) CONTENTS:
2x Large Band-aids
20x Standard Size Band-aids

The Radical Survivalism 72 Hour Kids Disaster Pack is available for the introductory price of $95.00 with FREE Priority Mail shipping to any address within the Continental USA!

Sorry, we are not currently shipping to addresses outside the Continental US.

Please note that RS Kids 72 Hour Survival Packs are custom order items, built up by yours truly, and are currently in very high demand. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for your order to ship.


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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

In Memory of Chris Kyle (1974-2013)

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Blizzard To Bury New England At The End Of The Week

By Alex Sosnowski | From AccuWeather.com | On Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Two storms will merge quickly enough to bring colder air, heavy snow and increasing wind to New England. Some areas will be hit with an all-out blizzard and a couple of feet of snow.

The worst of the storm will hit late Friday and Friday night and will wind down Saturday morning. However, lingering effects from blowing and drifting snow, blocked roads and other travel delays are likely to linger into much of the weekend.

Numerous flight delays and cancellations are possible centered on New England, but these problems will be felt elsewhere across the nation.

Strong winds will not only cause white-out conditions but can result in massive drifts.

At the height of the storm, snow can fall at the rate of 2 to 4 inches per hour and may be accompanied by thunder and lightning.

The intense snowfall rate anticipated will is making the forecast especially challenging. A matter of an hour of intense snow versus 8 hours of intense snow will make the difference between a manageable few inches and a debilitating few feet of of snow. Nearby to the southeast of this intense snow, rain will be falling for a time.

A person traveling northeastward from New York City Friday evening along I-95 would encounter progressively worse and potentially dangerous weather conditions.

With such snowfall intensity, vehicles can become stuck and people can become stranded.

The storm has the potential to bury some areas of New England under a couple of feet of snow. This image was taken in Queens, N.Y., following the Jan. 23, 2005, blizzard. (Photos.com image and thumbnail.)

The hardest-hit areas are likely to include Hartford and Providence to Boston, Worcester, Concord, Portsmouth and Portland.

For a larger version of this map consult the AccuWeather.com Winter Weather Center.

Coastal flooding is another concern with this storm along the coast of eastern Massachusetts. The period of strong northeast winds will be occurring within a couple of days of the new moon and high astronomical tides.

Warm air will play a major role in the storm from New York City, Long Island and central New Jersey on south and west in the mid-Atlantic, resulting in rain during part or all of the storm, depending on location.

Only if the two storms sync up completely would heavy snow wrap around into New York City for an extended period, bringing a foot of the white stuff. Even so, without complete phasing of the storms, New York City and Long Island will get significant snow.

Meanwhile, a fresh injection of arctic air will fuel the blizzard over New England. The colder air will cause rain to change to snow on Cape Cod and along the South Coast, as well as cause wet snow to become more dry and powdery with time, making it subject to blowing and drifting in central and southern areas.

In northernmost New England from northern Maine to along the Canada border of New Hampshire, Vermont and northern upstate New New York, too much dry air feeding in from the north may limit snowfall or cut off the storm completely.

Snow from the Alberta Clipper part of the storm will still deliver enough snow to shovel and plow over much of upstate New York.

This article was originally posted at http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/blizzard-to-bury-new-england-at-the-end-of-week/5673457

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

RSW Staff To Appear At Gun Show In Lafayette, Indiana

February 1, 2, 3, 2013 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

Come out and see us – we have to drive over 3 hours just to see you!

At the Kmart Plaza at 3600 Indiana 38 in Lafayette, Indiana.

Door times:

Friday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ticket prices:

Adults $5   Seniors 60+ $1 discount   Children 12 and under free.      3 day passes $12    2 day passes $9

Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.     Parking is free for this event.      LEO’s in uniform are free.

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.