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The great financial collapse may be covered over by the coming Syrian conflict which is an obvious ruse. While Conspiracy Cafe deals with the geo-political issues, we can't leave you on your own. There may be questions you have about the issues of the day. If you've been with us a long time, remember our Christmas special on surviving a nuclear calamity. If the unthinkable ever happened, you'd have to be everything. Co-operation is the key. We pray we never get to that point. 
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DON'T FORGET YOUR RADIO 444.175 IS A HAM EMERGENCY FREQUENCY. IMPORTANT MESSAGES WILL BE BROADCAST OVER A LARGE AREA.

"But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the Faith and is worse than an unbeliever." 1 Timothy 5:8



Bugging out was even spoken of in the days of Noah. Preparation was clearly understood. The birds did it. The bees did it. What's stopping you? 


 
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  • Doomsday Preppers S3 E7 We are the Marau...
    by George Freund on March 10, 2015 at 9:13 AM
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    NEW LINK:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR9uRXt5WrY

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6t7hv8

    This is a controverial episode since National Geographic used a convicted felon, and he possessed a firearm. His plan was to rob to survive. Many will mimic that plan I'm sure. I advocate Christian prepping where we plan to share and work together. We will see into the robber's mind here. They also illustrate dealing with medical emergencies. You may have to. We used to joke and call it the home surgery club at work. However, that's all you might have. Do stock up on first aid supplies and take a course on it

    http://www.webpal.org/SAFE/aaarecovery/7_medicine/Medicine%20-%20Severe/Ditch%20Medicine.pdf

    Doomsday Preppers is an American reality television series that airs on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.

    In Tacoma, Wash., Tyler and his followers have put back some prepper supplies, and they have a remote, 15-acre farm, but they plan to become marauders after a catastrophic terrorist attack and the subsequent imposition of martial law. They plan to attack other preppers in the area ? Tyler is making a map ? to take their stores of food, supplies, weapons and ammunition. To that end, they are building homemade body armor from bathroom tiles wrapped in fiberglass and duct tape, and coated with roofing tar, combined with plates of scrap metal and old metal fence. Tyler has tested the prototype by strapping it on and having his cousin Chris shoot him in the stomach with a 12-gauge shotgun.

    Tyler also expect the military to take control of hospitals, where he expects they would arrest and detain an "apex predator" – his words – like him. So, he's been reading books on medicine and surgery, and laying in stocks of rudimentary medical supplies. If his catastrophe happens before his pregnant wife gives birth, he plans to then do a C-section on her in his barn, which he will sanitize by laying down some plastic sheeting.

    Kevin has moved his family from a suburban neighborhood in Kansas to Costa Rica "to escape America's economic collapse" and the worldwide impact that will have. He believes Costa Rica offers a more self-reliant, basic way of life. That appears to be an accurate assessment of the Central American country, where the electrical grid already fails Kevin regularly, even before the collapse of the U.S. dollar.

    He has about 18 months of supplies stored away, but also has added chickens, a garden and an aquaponics system for tilapia and vegetables. He powers that system with solar energy. In addition to supplying high-quality protein for the family, Kevin plans to use the fish in a local bartering system after money has no value. He and his family are learning Spanish to become part of the "us" of the local Spanish-speaking community rather than remaining "a them" in the event of a catastrophe.

    The show's expert assessors noted that both scenarios for which tonight's preppers were preparing are highly unlikely. They appreciated the creativity Tyler put into creating his body armor, but really said nothing about its effectiveness. They also suggested he might want to become part of the solution in a post-apocalyptic world rather than create new problems.

    Kevin, they said, needs to add backup pumps and plumbing supplies to support and maintain his aquaponics system.

    Tyler seems to have a Road Warrior fantasy about the future, with him as the dominant warrior and leader of the pack. He probably won't survive more than one or two marauding missions against neighboring preppers. His armor protects some of his vital organs and much of his head, but leaves about 60-70 percent of his body open to attack.

    The show didn't really give much information about his would-be gang members, so it's difficult to assess the overall survival rate of the group after the collapse of society. Their leader has sort of given away the element of surprise they may have had over the other preppers in their area that they plan to raid and pillage.

    Kevin's choice of a Central American country as his refuge from a worldwide collapse of society and systems might be questioned given that some travel websites and some nations have issued warnings to tourists of serious and violent crime in Costa Rica.

    NOTE:

    Tyler Smith, the leader of the "Marauders" featured in this episode was arrested and booked on two counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm because he was a previously convicted child sex offender and was legally barred from possessing firearms. During the episode, Smith also described his plans to commit armed robbery in the episode. Asked for comment on Smith’s arrest, National Geographic issued a statement stating: "We are aware of the arrest, and have decided not to air this episode until all legal matters are sorted out." The episode was eventually aired.

  • Doomsday Preppers - S04 EP2 - Be The Pre...
    by George Freund on February 16, 2015 at 7:02 PM
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    NEW LINK:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvfAMxczVIk

    http://hd.today/watch/xz6y885x-doomsday-preppers-season-4/episode-2.html

    Doomsday Preppers is an American reality television series that airs on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.

    4 "Be the Prep" July 31, 2014

    After losing his job, Nick Klein began prepping for an economic collapse. Nick keeps rabbits that he believes will give him all the food, fuel and fertilizer he needs to survive. Patrick Troy began prepping for societal collapse caused by a catastrophic event after the birth of his only child. He is building a multi-tiered perimeter defense system around his house. Keith Ford is prepping for a second civil war that he believes will destroy American society.

    Doomsday Preppers explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Unique in their beliefs, motivations, and strategies, preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties. And this season, the preppers are testing the limits of ingenuity as they develop extreme doomsday survival machines, high-tech shelters, and specialized escape routes. With customized features, super-secret locations, and home-spun engineering, these extreme Armageddon defense systems are ready for anything.


  • DOOMSDAY PREPPERS - S4 EP7 Back to the D...
    by George Freund on February 5, 2015 at 4:58 PM
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    NEW LINK:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x36pqs7

    http://hd.today/watch/x5zoNNRG-doomsday-preppers-season-4/episode-7.html

    As the international situation deteriorates, I cannot stress enough to make yourselves ready with God and whatever circumstances we are stranded in. I would expect conflict would mean the end of electricical power as we have known it for years. It will be the stone age. Whatever you thought your worst nightmare ever was magnify it exponentially. Many listen and few heed the warnings that this is very, very close upon us unless our despot leaders understand their recklessness. It a heartbeat what we know can cease to exist. The Russiand did another dry run on Britain yesterday. All they had to do was fire, and we would never know what hit us. And you voted for these idiots perhaps. May God have mercy upon you. Hopefully you learned something that may well save your life.


    Doomsday Preppers is an American reality television series that airs on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.


    6 "Back to the Dark Ages" August 14, 2014

    Better than urine.

  • Doomsday Preppers S1 EP1 Bullets, Lots o...
    by George Freund on January 15, 2015 at 9:52 AM
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    ALTERNATE LINK:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7eQM2S0xlA

    http://hd.today/watch/x5zoN8eG-doomsday-preppers-season-1/episode-1.html

    Doomsday Preppers is an American reality television series that airs on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.


    11"Bullets, Lots of Bullets"February 7, 20121.296

    Paul Range and friends prepare for a polar shift; In California, Christopher Nyerges demonstrates urban jungle survival skills to be used in the event of a massive earthquake; Deep in the heart of Houston, Texas, Megan Hurwitt hopes to survive on her own and escape to Mexico after the Middle East suddenly cuts off its oil exports.

    Highlights: Supplies — Shipping container homes - Bug-out - Wild edible plants - Firearms - Urban survival

  • Basic Casting Part 2
    by George Freund on January 2, 2015 at 3:10 PM
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    Educational Zone #102 – Casting Lead Bullets – pt. 1

    I then open the mold, but the bullets often will adhere to one side of the mold.

    You just tap the hinge with the hammer and the bullet will fall free.

    Close the mold and fill it again, and you are on your way.

    When you first start casting the first couple of bullets will need to heat up the mold.

    Here is the first bullet between two others.

    You can see that the base of the bullet did not fill completely.

    I just added it back to the pot.

    I always place a towel over the holding pot to catch the bullets.

    They are “soft” as they come out of the mold, and dropping them on a hard surface can dent them.

    After a few seconds, you can dump them into the holding pot.

    When casting big bullets like these 510 grain bullets, you will use lead pretty quickly.

    As the level in the melting pot drops, I just add a piece of lead,

    …stir it really well, 

    and then flux the mixture again.

    Stir it to mix it well.

    Then I scrape off the dross and I am ready to go again.

    Keep at this for a while and before you know it, you have a pot full of bullets.

    Conclusion: In part two, we talk about sizing, lubricating, and reloading these bullets.

  • Basic Casting Part 1
    by George Freund on January 2, 2015 at 8:30 AM
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    Educational Zone #102 Casting Lead Bullets pt. 1

    I plug in the melting pot and let it get hot.

    I also have found that if I place the mold on top of the pot, it will also get hot and allow casting good bullets much quicker.

    It takes a while for the lead in the pot to melt.

    I always put it up full of lead to prevent the inside of the pot from rusting.

    As it starts to get hot, the lead will bubble up on the side first.

    When it is fully melted, I take a screwdriver full of Marvelux and put in on the lead.

    Then I use a long spoon to stir it into the lead.

    This will cause the dross to float to the top where I can remove it.

    We are now ready to start making bullets.

    You place the bullet mold under the spout and lift the handle of the pot.

    This will allow a small amount of lead to fill the mold.

    It will leave a puddle of lead on top of the mold.

    This puddle is called the sprue.

    You can watch the sprue and as it becomes clouded and cools, this tells you when the bullet is solidified and ready to remove from the mold.

    I then use a small hammer to knock the sprue cutter aside and cut off the sprue.

    I catch the sprues in a pot to add back to the melting pot every now and then.


    CONTINUED:

    http://www.conspiracy-cafe.com/apps/videos/videos/view/18768602-basic-casting-part-2

  • Introduction to Bullet Casting
    by George Freund on January 1, 2015 at 9:58 PM
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    Educational Zone #102  Casting Lead Bullets  pt. 1

    I have had some friends ask me about how to go about casting lead bullets. So, today I cast some and took some pictures and thought I’d show you how it’s done.

    First, you might wonder why a person would want to go to the trouble to cast lead bullets.

    Some folks do it to save a little money, as cast bullets, if made from low-cost or free lead, are really cheap. But the main reason I do it is that I simply cannot buy exactly the bullets I want to shoot, so I cast my own. Besides, like most things gun-related, it’s fun to do.

    There is some expense to get started, as you need some basic equipment, but the more bullets you cast and shoot, the more profitable it becomes.

    Now, before we start, let me emphasize that this is the way I do it. There are many other ways to do it, but this is the way I have done it for about 40 years. And, I have sent a lot of bullets down range in that time.

    The first thing we need to be aware of is that molten lead at 700+ degrees F, can be dangerous.

    So, I always wear safety glasses, and leather gloves.


    I also wear a shop apron that I bought at Harbor Freight, in case any lead splatters on me. 

    One experience with molten lead will make you a believer. 

    My old buddy Tman was once casting bullets with shoes and no socks on, and had a sprue fall into his shoe.

    He always said that the experience was “memorable.”

    I also would warn you that lead fumes can be harmful, so I always work in a well-ventilated place.

    I usually cast bullets in my workshop.

    It has a door and window right next to the work table.


    And it also has a big door at the other end of the shop, with a floor fan that can help draw a breeze through the shop if no wind is blowing.


    The first piece of equipment I use is my electric Lyman Casting Pot. 

    You can use many types of equipment to melt the lead, but this system is one of the easiest to use.

    It has a dial on the front that allows easy regulation of the temperature of the lead, and has a draw at the bottom of the pot that allows easy mold filling.

    More on that later.


    You also need some lead. 

    If mine looks like lead corn pones, well, that’s what they are.

    We started out with wheel weights and melted them down, and removed the clips. 

    We then added some tin and antimony to harden the mixture.

    I also had a friend whose Dad was a printer in the old days, and he gave me some linotype, which was used in the printing process years ago.


    It is high in tin and antimony and is excellent to mix into the lead to harden the resulting mixture. 

    We then fluxed the mixture. This is the process of adding flux, which can be beeswax, or grease, of candle wax, or many other things to the mixture.

    This causes the undesirable elements to float to the top of the lead where they can be removed.

    We then poured the lead into the corn pone molds for ease of storage and use.

    You will also need bullet molds. Here are some of mine that I have collected over many years.


    It is important to prevent them from rusting and I do this by storing them in an ammo can with a good rubber gasket.

    I put a jar of desiccant in with them and this keeps them dry and rust free.

    You can oil them to prevent rust, but then you must clean them very carefully, as any oil will ruin the cast bullets.

    I prefer to just keep them clean and dry.

    Today I will be casting some 510 grain, gas checked .45-70 bullets from a Lyman mold.

    For a flux, I use something called Marvelux.

    As you can see from the can, it lasts many years.

    Any time I add lead to the pot, I flux the mixture.

    More later.

    NEXT SEGMENT:

    http://www.conspiracy-cafe.com/apps/videos/videos/show/18768424-basic-casting-part-1

  • Doomsday Preppers S3 EP8 Total Destructi...
    by George Freund on November 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM
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    EXTRA LINK:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLq38IJ7QZ4

    http://hd.today/watch/GE2YgzEd-doomsday-preppers-season-3/episode-8.html

    Season 3 Episode 8


    A devastating EF-5 tornado, like the one that struck Oklahoma in May of this year, can throw buildings into the air and hurt hundreds of people. In Tennessee, Tracy is preparing for just that. Tracy has spent six years prepping his farm for a super tornado, but if it does hit, he doesn't plan on hunkering down — he plans on gathering his family and making a getaway in his mobile safe room.

  • Doomsday Preppers S3 EP9 Survival is an ...
    by George Freund on November 7, 2014 at 4:39 PM
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    With war drums still beating and nations practicing nuclear attacks, it couldn't hurt to think about prepping. It does come like a thief in the night. Will you be ready?

    NEW LINK YIPPEE!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjvUbVYrHYg

    Doomsday Preppers is an American reality television series that airs on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.

    40 S3E6 "Survival is an Ugly Beast" November 26, 2013 


    Rob builds of system of elaborate booby traps around his home near Dallas. Greg builds an near-invisible bugout location in the woods.

    Highlights: booby traps, camouflage


  • Doomsday Preppers S3 Ep6 The Fight Ahead...
    by George Freund on October 28, 2014 at 10:41 AM
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    ALTERNATE LINKS:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s06zaQzBzvU

    Doomsday Preppers is an American reality television series that airs on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.

    37 3 "The Fight Ahead" November 6, 2013

    Prepper Chad believes that a nuclear strike resulting in a genocidal siege is a real possibility. At his home in Arizona, he is working on executing the biggest prep of his life — a 140-foot-long escape tunnel from his family's house to a bug-out vehicle. With the help of his wife and daughter, he begins construction — but as the project unfolds, they realize they're in over their heads.

    I feel you would need a whole lot more coverage on your armored all terrain tank. In the past construction equipment was used. John Wayne's The Fighting Seabees shows us how they fought the Japanese in WWII. I'm also a proponent of the CUWV (Civilian Urban Warfare Vehicle) an armored vehicle made from a forklift. Every town and city has forklifts.

    ADP - ARMORED DEPLOYMENT PLATFORM

     

    One of the Rook's very strategic attachments is the Armored Deployment Platform.  The custom built NIJ Level IV platform includes sloping partial roof cover, and floor-to-roof front shield consisting of sliding center door and batwing doors on the outer edges, plus independent power for two Go Lights.  The ADP provides room for up to five fully-dressed officers and is equipped with four locking gun ports, four bullet proof glass sight ports, and video cameras attached to the front of the platform with video feed to the equipment operator.


    The armored bulldozer is a basic tool of combat engineering. These combat engineering vehicles combine the earth moving capabilities of the bulldozer with armor which protects the vehicle and its operator in or near combat. Most are civilian bulldozers modified by addition of vehicle armor/military equipment, but some are tanks stripped of armament and fitted with a dozer blade. Some tanks have bulldozer blades while retaining their armament, but this does not make them armored bulldozers as such, because combat remains the primary role — earth moving is a secondary task.

  • K98 Mauser German WWII Rifle
    by George Freund on October 14, 2014 at 6:28 PM
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    The Karabiner 98 Kurz (often abbreviated Kar98k, K98, or K98k) is a bolt action rifle chambered for the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge that was adopted in 1935 as the standard service rifle by the German Wehrmacht. It was one of the final developments in the long line of Mauser military rifles. Although supplemented by semi- and fully automatic rifles during World War II, it remained the primary German service rifle until the end of World War II in 1945. Millions were captured by the Soviets at the conclusion of World War II and were widely distributed as military aid. The Karabiner 98k therefore continues to appear in conflicts across the world as they are taken out of storage during times of strife.

    History

    The Karabiner 98k was derived from earlier rifles, namely the Mauser Standardmodell and the Karabiner 98b, which in turn had both been developed from the Gewehr 98. Since the Karabiner 98k rifle was shorter than the earlier Karabiner 98b (the 98b was a carbine in name only, a version of Gewehr 98 long rifle with upgraded sights), it was given the designation Karabiner 98 Kurz, meaning "Carbine 98 Short". Just like its predecessor, the rifle was noted for its reliability, great accuracy and an effective range of up to 500 metres (550 yd) with iron sights and 1,000 metres (1,090 yd) with an 8× telescopic sight.

    Features

    The Karabiner 98k is a controlled-feed bolt-action rifle based on the Mauser M 98 system. Its internal magazine could be loaded with five 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridges from a stripper clip or one-by-one. The straight bolt handle found on the Gewehr 98 bolt was replaced by a turned-down bolt handle on the Karabiner 98k. This change made it easier to rapidly operate the bolt, reduced the amount the handle projected beyond the receiver, and enabled mounting of aiming optics directly above the receiver on the Karabiner 98k. Each rifle was furnished with a short length of cleaning rod, fitted through the bayonet stud. The joined rods from 3 rifles provided one full-length cleaning rod.


    The metal parts of the rifle were blued, a process in which steel is partially protected against rust by a layer of magnetite (Fe3O4). Such a thin black oxide layer provides minimal protection against rust or corrosion, unless also treated with a water-displacing oil to reduce wetting and galvanic corrosion. From 1944 onwards phosphating/Parkerizing was introduced as a more effective metal surface treatment.

    Sights

    Originally the Karabiner 98k iron sight line had an open post type front sight, and a tangent-type rear sight with a V-shaped rear notch. From 1939 onwards the post front sight was hooded to reduce glare under unfavourable light conditions and add protection for the post. These standard sight lines consisted of somewhat coarse aiming elements making it suitable for rough field handling, aiming at distant area fire targets and low light usage, but less suitable for precise aiming at distant or small point targets. The rear tangent sight was graduated for 1935 pattern 7.92×57mm IS cartridges from 100 m to 2000 m in 100 m increments. These cartridges were loaded with 12.8 g (197 gr) sS (schweres Spitzgeschoß – "heavy pointed bullet") ball bullets.

    Stock

    Early Karabiner 98k rifles had walnut wood one-piece stocks. From 1938 onwards the rifles had laminated stocks, the result of trials that had stretched through the 1930s. Plywood laminates are stronger and resisted warping better than the conventional one-piece patterns, did not require lengthy maturing, and were cheaper. The laminated stocks were, due to their dense composite structure, somewhat heavier compared to one-piece stocks. In addition to the use of walnut and beech laminate, elm was used in small quantities. The butts of the semi-pistol grip Karabiner 98k stocks were not uniform. Until early 1940 the stocks had a flat buttplate. After 1940 some stocks had a cupped buttplate. All stocks had a steel buttplate.



  • Doomsday Preppers S3 Ep11 No One Will Ev...
    by George Freund on October 8, 2014 at 3:25 PM
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    NEW LINK:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQzFDFrNNR8

    http://hd.today/watch/v8zXLO9G-doomsday-preppers-season-3/episode-11.html

    Doomsday Preppers is an American reality television series that airs on the National Geographic Channel. The program profiles various survivalists, or "preppers", who are preparing to survive the various circumstances that may cause the end of civilization, including economic collapse, societal collapse, and electromagnetic pulse. The quality of their preparations is graded by the consulting company Practical Preppers, who provide analysis and recommendations for improvements.

    In Texas, Kenny and his wife Connie are preparing for a civil war. With defense as their ultimate concern, they're building a fortified bulletproof rooftop command center. In Maryland, Kevin is prepping for an EMP attack. Kevin is very protective of his close-knit family, including his three pregnant daughters. Their survival plan relies on a customized 15-ton bunker buried 20 feet underground and stocked with baby supplies and doomsday essentials.



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