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James Wesley Rawles: Homesteading, Relocation & Resilience

From PeakProsperity.com | On September 28th, 2013

Full description and comments at: http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/83076/james-wesley-rawles-homesteading-relocation-resilience

James Wesley Rawles is a former US Army intelligence officer who now runs the popular prepping site SurvivalBlog.com. In today’s podcast, Chris and Jim discuss the more practical aspects of prepping, including the frequently-asked topic of relocation (“Where should I live?”)…

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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.

Veteran Soldier And Fellow Prepper Talks Reality

By MainePrepper | From Youtube.com | On July 3rd, 2012

Preppers will die in WROL

“Preppers are going to die… unless they wake up.

In this video, I pull no punches because I care enough about you to tell you just how it is. I realize I may lose some subscribers but that’s not what it’s about to me, it’s about doing the right thing, about living my values and about trying to help. I can’t help unless I speak up about something that is really out of line here in the community.

If I’m wrong, tell me where. If I’m right, you have a choice to make. I hope this 4th of July is a turning point for so many of you.”

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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.

America: On The Brink Of Civil War?

Here’s a video summary of where many of us believe we are headed here in the U.S. as a nation.

Source: YouTube.com

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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.

AL Department Of Homeland Security Releases “Run Hide Fight”

By Alabama Department of Homeland Security | From YouTube.com | On Saturday, December 29th, 2012

The department has these suggestions for how to act and what to do in an active shooter event:

DISCLAIMER: An individual must use his/her own discretion during an active shooter event as to whether he/she chooses to run to safety or remain in place. However, best practices for surviving an active shooter event are listed below.

REMEMBER: Law Enforcement’s first priority is to confront and disable the threat.

DEVELOP A SURVIVAL MINDSET

Awareness and Preparation: Take time to understand your surroundings and environment before an emergency occurs.

Ask yourself, “What if?” questions and develop a plan.

IN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER EMERGENCY

Make a decision, trusting your instincts, to take action to protect yourself to survive the situation. You generally will have three options:

Run: Can you safely escape?

Hide: Is there a good place to hide?

Fight: Will you take out the shooter?

RUN FOR SAFETY

If you can and you deem it safe, get out and get to a safe place.

You will have to rely partially on instinct.

Leave belongings behind, but take your cell phone if it is handy.

HIDING IN A SAFE PLACE

Find a hidden location.

Find protection behind furniture if possible.

Find a room that locks if you can.

If possible, close and lock the outside door to the room. Blockade the door with furniture or other heavy objects.

Close the blinds, turn off the lights, remain quiet, silence cell phones, spread out away from other individuals, and move behind available cover.

Stay on the floor, away from doors or windows, and do not peek out to see what may be happening.

Make a plan with others in the room about what you will do if the shooter enters. Make a total commitment to action and act as a team with others.

Do whatever is necessary to survive the situation.

If possible and safe to do so, report the location of the assailant.

IF OUTSIDE WHEN A SHOOTING OCCURS

Drop to the ground immediately, face down as flat as possible. If within 15-20 feet of a safe place or cover, duck and run to it.

Move or crawl away from gunfire, trying to utilize any obstructions between you and the gunfire. Remember that many objects of cover may conceal you from sight, but may not be bulletproof.

When you reach a place of relative safety, stay down and do not move. Do not peek or raise your head in an effort to see what may be happening.

Wait and listen for directions from Public Safety and/law enforcement personnel.

IF SUSPECT IS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY

An individual must use his/her own discretion about when he or she must engage a shooter for survival.

Make a plan as to how you will survive the situation.

Make a total commitment to action and act as a team with others if possible.

Do whatever is necessary to survive the situation.

HELP OUT

Warn others.

Help others escape.

Keep others away from the danger area.

Help the injured.

Help others stay calm.

CALLING FOR HELP

Call 9-1-1 to report the appropriate authorities. Do not assume that someone else has reported the incident. Be persistent; phones may be jammed.

Calmly identify yourself and your exact location. Remain calm and answer the dispatcher’s questions. The dispatcher is trained to obtain the necessary and required information for an appropriate emergency response.

If safe to do so, stop and take time to get a good description of the criminal. Note height, weight, sex, race, approximate age, clothing, method and direction of travel, and his/her name, if known.

If the suspect is entering a vehicle, note the license plate number, make and model, color, and outstanding characteristics. All of this takes only a few seconds and is of the utmost help to the responding officers.

WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRIVES

When law enforcement reaches you, do not run at them or make sudden movements.

The priority of the first responders will be to identify the shooter. Law enforcement will need to ensure that you are not the shooter.

Do not scream, yell, point, or wave your arms.

Do not hold anything in your hands that could be mistaken for a weapon (including cell phones).

Be quiet and compliant.

Show the officers your empty hands and follow their instructions.

Give the number of shooters.

Give the location and physical description of the shooter.

Give the number and types of weapons.

When it is safe to do so, you will be given instructions as to how to safely exit your location.

For the most part I agree with the instructions given here but only for those active shooter events when there are no options for civilian firearm intervention (i.e. in a “gun free” zone).

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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.

Video: 5 Guns to Buy Before a Potential Ban

We aren’t saying a ban is absolutely going to happen, but if it were, what would you need to buy to stock up?

Published on Dec 2, 2012 On YouTube.com

The interesting thing about this video is that it was made well before the Sandy Hook incident in CT.

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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.

Occupier Thanks Former Soviet Citizen for “Converting” Him…

By Joe Schoffstall | From MRCTV.org

This is just downright amazing and frankly I’m surprised this video slipped under the radar.

Here, a man who was born and lived for decades in the Soviet Union successfully converts an Occupier to Capitalism, to understand Israel’s side of the Middle East conflict, and to pro-American ideals all within a 15 minute time frame. He even thanks the man afterwards.

Give props where they’re due, at least the Occupier was willing to hear the man out without screaming in his face, unlike almost every single one of them.

The video was shot during the May Day protests in New York City on May 1, 2012, but is definitely worth posting now for people to view.

Now, this isn’t the first time this man has taken on Occupiers. He did so before back in October 2011, which is equally as great as he schools the socialists he confronts at Zuccotti Park in NYC.

The original article was posted at http://www.mrctv.org/videos/occupier-thanks-former-soviet-citizen-converting-him-capitalism-pro-israel-pro-usa

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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.

Rep. Yvette Clark on Tea Party: “The Ugliest Side of the United States of America”

By Mytheos Holt | From TheBlaze.com via Breitbart TV | On April 25th, 2012

Someone send a memo to the Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives that it’s not 2009 anymore. Complaining about the Tea Party protests against Obamacare is starting to sound terribly old. Speaking at a local candidate forum called “Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform,” Clark had the following not terribly kind words for the Tea Party:

It’s worth noting that the video cuts together several different statements from Clark about the Tea Party to make them appear to be one coherent whole. Just for the sake of noting where the cuts are in the video, we’ve put each of the statements as separate paragraphs in the transcript below:

When I say dealing with the Tea Party, they came up in the hundreds of thousands. So we couldn’t walk outside of our office without tripping over Tea Party members. And these are individuals that had no problems with racial epithets, they had no problem with cursing, spitting and everything else, they came to intimidate members out of passing the Affordable Care Act.

But the moment that they came in and really just showed the ugliest sides of the United States of America, you can imagine — it was clear to me that we were doing the right thing for Americans. There will always be those in our civil society who, for whatever reason, feel like something is being taken away from them when we give to others. That has always been a challenge in the psyche of many in our civil society. But, you know, you have to save them from themselves despite those inclinations on their side.

When I first encountered the Tea Party, I thought, ‘Oh these people are crazy.’ And you would hear everyone say, ‘Oh, they’re crazy.’ But you know what, crazy showed up. And not only did crazy show up, but crazy elected 39 other members to the House of Representatives and took a lot of people out. So, you know, oftentimes things may look a little bit benign, but I’m finding, particularly at the Federal level now, is that if something seems threatening, most likely it is. I mean, who would’ve thought that we would be relitigating Planned Parenthood or contraception?

But what is the social compact that we have, one with the other? To me, there are just some key things, there are Social Security, there are Medicare, there are Medicaid. There’s taking care of the least of these amongst us as part of that social compact. Well, I can tell you, all of that is under threat right now.

Whether you look at the Republican Ryan budget that has just come out, again just highlighting a number of the discretionary areas in which our budget has been slashed. I mean, we can go from things like aid to women, infant and children (sic), we can go to food stamps, we can go to EPA standards. Everything that we need to really underpin and undergird our civil society is being dismantled.

The original article can be viewed at http://www.theblaze.com/stories/rep-yvette-clark-on-tea-party-the-ugliest-side-of-the-united-states-of-america/

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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.

Preview: End Of The Road – How Money Became Worthless

End Of The Road is an upcoming documentary produced & directed by Tim Delmastro for 100th Monkey Films and is being distributed by Mercury Media.

From the creators of End Of The Road:

SYNOPSYS: In 2008 the world experienced one of the greatest financial turmoils in modern history. Markets around the world started crashing, stock prices plummeted, and major financial institutions, once thought to be invincible, started showing signs of collapse. Governments responded quickly, issuing massive bailouts and stimulus packages in an effort to keep the world economy afloat.

Although we’ve been told that these drastic measures prevented a total collapse of our system, a growing sense of unease fills the population. In the world of finance, indeed in all facets of modern life, cracks have started to appear.

What lies ahead as a result of these bold money printing measures? Was the financial crisis solved, or were the problems merely kicked down the road?

According to the producer, the movie was filmed in London, Tokyo, Sydney, Los Angeles, San Diego and Stamford CT. End of the Road features a vast range of commentators including billionaires, fund managers, philosophers, best-selling authors, radio hosts, government consultants and Members of Parliament.

This is a must-see documentary if you’re at all curious or concerned about a global financial collapse.

Look for a full review of the documentary here at Radical Survivalism Webzine as soon as the movie is made available!

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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.

Total Collapse – The Build up to World War III

This video by YouTube user StormCloudsGathering discusses the coming economic collapse of the United States and the role World War III will play in a global chess game played amongst the most powerful nations.

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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.