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Friday, July 22, 2011

The Record Heat Waves

With the record heat waves and drought across the nation, the American Preppers Network hopes that you have been prepared.  Disasters of any type can and do happen anywhere, at anytime, and without warning.  We are now witnessing and will continue to witness a prime example of how one disaster can cause a chain reaction leading to other disasters.  Here are some potential disasters to be aware of as a result of the drought and heat waves.


1) Water shortages.  Water is the number 1 most important necessity to survival.  The average human can only survive 3 days without water, and even less in a heat wave.  I hope you've stored some.  If the water system shuts down or does not have enough, you could turn on the tap only to have a few drips.  If you run into a situation where there is not enough municipal water supply to your home, start looking for other sources of stored water.
  • Your hot water tank may have 30 - 50 gallons of water stored. 
  • The top supply tank to your toilette is typically clean water that you can use.
  • Your plumbing in your house could have a few gallons.  Open a higher faucet in your house as in a shower, sink, or upstairs source to relieve pressure, then open a lower outside faucet to retrieve water from your plumbing system.
Don't short change yourself on water!  Make sure you have plenty for personal consumption.  If you stop sweating, that means you are dehydrated!   

Got Water?

2) Heat.  Heat poses many risks, including but not limited to:
  • Heat Stroke.  Watch family members closely, especially the elderly, watch for slurred speech and disorientation.  When in doubt, call for help.  Time lost is brain lost.  Never leave pets or children in a vehicle, and keep them out of the direct sun.  Drink lots of water.
  • Fire.  Fires are much more common in the heat.  Things dry out and become more flammable.  Keep dry brush and trash picked up.  Do not store fuel in or around your house, and keep well ventilated in a cool area out of the sun.  Keep grass cut short, especially if your city is rationing water and not allowing watering of lawns.  Do not store any flammables in the direct sun or in your attic.  
  • Vehicle breakdowns. Avoid driving unless it's absolutely necessary, or drive at nite. Check your fluid levels and make sure your oil and coolant are topped off.  Bring extra oil and coolant with you in case you need it.  DO NOT top off your fuel tank!  Make sure your tires are property inflated and not over or under inflated.  Bring extra water with you in case you do break down.  Drive with the A/C off when going uphill.  Watch your vehicles tempature when climbing grades.  If your car starts to overheat when going uphill, pull over at a safe location to let it cool.  Check to make sure your thermostat is working before you make your trip.
3) Blackouts.   The nations grids are maxed out.  With everyone using A/C, expect rolling blackouts.  If you are in a blackout, you can wrap sleeping bags around your refrigerator or freezer to help insulate it.  To conserve power, only use what you absolutely need.  Keep lights turned off and keep your A/C set to the warmest temperature that you can safely stand.  Do you have a generator?  Be prepared to use it.  Do you have plenty of non-perishable food stored?  If there is an extended blackout, you may need it.  Stores and gas stations will be shut down in a blackout.  Do you have an emergency battery powered radio and flashlights?

4) Food Prices   Expect food prices to increase.  Especially meat.  Many ranchers are butchering all of there livestock as there is not enough food and water to care for them, this means shortages in the future.  Produce crops are drying up. Prices of corn, wheat and other grains will increase.  Even produce grown in unaffected areas may increase in price as well due to demand.  If the blackouts are too severe, stores, gas stations and truck stops may close down temporarily disrupting the supply chain and preventing food from making it to the stores.

Stay safe during this heat wave and dought.  This is a serious and potentially devastating national disaster.


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Here are some free helpful pdf files to download

Fire and Heat Waves
- ARC - Are You Ready - Fire

- ARC - Are You Ready - Heat Wave

- ARC - Are You Ready - Wildfires

- Fact Sheet: Fires

- Fact Sheet: Fire Safe

- WildFires

Water
- ARC - Food and Water in Emergency

- Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water 

- How To Make A Solar Still (Plastic Cover)

- Purification Of Water On A Small Scale 

- Simple Solar Still For The Production Of Distilled Water

- Slow Sand Filters

- Water Purification

- Water Treatment

Fire Safety 

- Fighting Fire 

- Fire Safety

Get More Free Downloads here:
http://preppers.info/Free_Downloads.html

Friday, June 10, 2011

Horry County wildfire update

South Carolina Forestry Commission's Eric West gives an update on the Horry County wildfire.




Free Fire Preparedness Downloads

- ARC - Are You Ready - Fire

- ARC - Are You Ready - Heat Wave

- ARC - Are You Ready - Wildfires

- Fact Sheet: Fires

- Fact Sheet: Fire Safe

- WildFires
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Monday, March 7, 2011

South Carolina Preppers Roll Call - All Preppers Please Check In

The American Preppers Network is conducting a network-wide roll call.  Whether you are a member or not please check in and let us know what you are doing to prepare.

This is a good opportunity to network with other preppers near you.

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  • Reply to the Roll Call and let us know what you have been doing to prepare.
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

SOUTH CAROLINA INTRODUCES BILL TO BAN SHARIA LAW

Something other states should follow suit on.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

The skinning and gutting of an animal

by founderant

The skinning and gutting of an animal is not one of the things most people like to do or even think about.

We have been so desensitized to what has to be done in order to eat meat, that some kids and adults will eat a hamburger and have no clue about the process and yes... mess, that comes with eating your favorite meal.

This page has some links to videos showing the process, so unless you are going to be a vegetarian, you might want to know how it is done.

http://sites.google.com/site/americansn ... -an-animal

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Reactionary Gun Laws Being Proposed in South Carolina

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Just one week after a lunatic suffering from delusions and hallucinations killed six people and wounded eighteen in an assassination attempt on U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, the crisis managers have turned up the heat.





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Friday, January 7, 2011

Wildlife Recon

by Earthbound

With all the reports coming in of animal die offs and all the unbelievable explanations we're being fed by the folks in authority, not to mention all the varid opinions of us ordinary Joes on the in ternet, I decided to get away from the internet for awhile today and go back to:

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dead fish at Folly Beach

by Earthbound

Dead fish on SC Beach (also submitted to the blog)

Well, has the die off come to SC? Thousands of dead fish, menhaden, have washed up on Folly Beach, in Charleston County. The official explanantion is that it's only due to the cold. Really?

I have lived there, and seen colder weather than this without fish dying. Yea, sure there are sometimes dead fish and other sea creatures on the beach, so what! The official story is not believable, especially in the national and worldwide context of events occurring now.
Here's one source:
http://www.live5news.com/Global/story.asp?S=13795544 (WCSC)
Also aired on WSPA-TV

Any first hand experience/reports of our coastal members would be appreciated.

Original post by Earthbound


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Monday, January 3, 2011

SC: legislative opression

Posted by Earthbound

I've been browsing the list of pre-filed bills for the 2011 SC Legislature session. Some good but most bad as you would expect. They're proposing to start requiring liability insurance for mopeds so there goes my backup SHTF transportation plan.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Why do coins have the word "liberty" on them?



Taken from ATLIBERTYTOSAY.COM



To put the word "LIBERTY" onto coins was written into the Coinage Act of 1792 and has never been modified

From The Coinage Act:

One side was to have an impression emblematic of liberty, with the inscription "LIBERTY" and the year of the coinage.

The reverse side of each of the gold and silver coins was to have the figure or representation of an eagle with the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

Technically, the new Presidential Dollars are not legal tender because : To follow this story click on the following link then click on "Why do coins have the word "liberty" on them?":

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