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A Few Prepper Takeaways from the Las Vegas Shooting

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A Few Prepper Takeaways from the Las Vegas Shooting

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59 people dead and over 520 wounded Рthe worst mass shooting in American history has unfolded in Las Vegas. The news is buzzing 24/7 although we really aren’t hearing much substance. And there is something very odd about the whole case.

 

Regardless of the news and the buzz there are things we preppers can learn from this terrible tragedy. And we need to do so.

 

On Point Preparedness has a short article on what we can start to learn from Las Vegas in order to further our survival preps. Please read it.

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Amid all the questions we all ask what we could do if we were in a similar predicament. Here are a few cogent points:

Many of the victims didn’t immediately realize they were under attack. Gunshots do sound a bit like fireworks or other sounds of a concert. Add loud music and alcohol to that and one can see why people didn’t know what was happening.

 

This is extremely hard but we must learn as best we can to identify when an attack is taking place. We have to elevate our situational awareness.

 

On Point presents a chart of awareness. Regardless of where you are, you should always be a little ready for anything. Never relax so much that you lose touch with reality. That’s deadly dangerous.

 

Be alert at all times. You can’t be on tactical alert all the time Рburnout would rapidly ensue. But you can keep taking stock of a situation even in casual form.

 

When or if you are sure something is wrong, then you kick into high gear. Prepare to either flee, fight, or hide. In a case like Las Vegas, the best thing to do is leave at once. It’s hard to hit a moving target from a great distance at night Рnearly impossible. Of course, those being shot at may not know where the shooter is. Getting behind something heavy may be an option. That’s what cops on the scene did.

 

In a case like LV, fighting back really isn’t an option. However, it is something that should be generally counted on. If the shooter is close by you may need to or have to engage him. Prepare for that.

 

Please read through all of the tips and consider how they might affect you. There are, sadly, no right answers here. But there are options for those who can identify them. You must learn to do that.

 

These are excellent points. Start thinking about what you might do if you ever found yourself in a similar situation.

 

Daisy Luther offers some more specific tips:

 

Surviving a Sniper Attack.

 

Please read those points carefully.

We can’t do much about the overall problems Рterrorism, politics, gun control Рbut we can do sometime to protect ourselves. The time for that thinking is now.

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  1. Mette Marx

    October 4, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    This is NOT the worst mass shooting in American history. Remember Wounded Knee, where over 200 men, women and children were slaughtered by the U.S. military. And this is only one – there are others as well. Yes, what happened is tragic, and yes, there is much to learn from here.

    • Perrin Lovett

      October 10, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Mette, you are correct there. I suppose, if this LV story is remotely true, it might be the worst single shooter shooting in America. Keeps smelling stranger and stranger to me. Wounded Knee and Sandy Creek were much worse, numerically and because they were government sanctioned actions. Come to think of it, all these fall far short of Sharpsburg (Antietam) for a single day or Gettysburg for multiple days of insane, fratricidal violence. There is much to learn, yes. We know so much about those 19th century incidents and yet no one seems to remember or seems to care. That may be our main problem. Thank you for the read and especially the comment! P

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Excellent Ideas from an Experienced Survivalist to Homestead in an Apartment

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After watching the 1999 romantic comedy, ‘Blast from the Past,’ I had always wondered about the genius of Dr. Calvin Webber who managed 35 years in an underground shelter. His wife gave birth to an only child Adam, who ventured out into the outside world for the first time in his 35th year. The point is the film convinced its viewers very realistically that it is possible to live isolated for at least 35 years if we make meticulous plans. 

History is overloaded with numerous examples of self-sufficient lifestyles. Many communes had developed their norms to survive and maintain law and order within their secluded lands. There are many anecdotes about people living their lives without interacting with the external world. The “Lena and Ole” compilations are based on Norwegians who chose the upper lands of the Midwest as their foster homes. Here is a one-liner, 

“Ole painted the barn in July and had put on two jackets because the user manual of the paint said- Put on two coats!”

This is an inadvertent simple joke that has no ill intentions. Will Rogers once said, “Everything is funny as long as it’s happening to someone else.” Homesteading is no easy task. At the same time, it is a style that has no substitute once you get used to it. 

The Age of Information

Our generation is blessed with information at our fingertips, I mean, literally. Today a shepherd boy living in a remote African village has more information on his smartphone than was available only to the President of the United States at a certain age. My point is that the film ‘Blast from the past’ could not be conceived today nor would Ole put on two jackets to paint the barn. Homesteading is fine for people who live on “land,” but what about the inhabitants of apartments? 

The Homesteading Lifestyle

What happens in a homestead that is independent of the outside society? The inhabitants have the necessities within the confines of their boundaries for a decent existence. Let us have a look at the methods used by homesteaders to live. First we need to define the term in simple language.

An individual, a family, or a whole society can live within the set geographical limits of a designated area. We are talking about homesteading in an apartment, so let us focus on an individual or a small family. 

Definition of Homesteading in an Apartment

A single-family existing within the household compound of an apartment building to live, work, and earn can be defined as homesteading. 

This layman’s definition will give rise to a lot of questions which we shall be attempting in the content that follows. 

OK, let us now get on with living our dream life homesteading in our apartments.

A Farm Inside the Apartment

I will begin by growing my food and advance on to sophisticated produce along the way. Start small by growing your salad bowl.

i. Get hold of enough grow bags or containers. Search the net for required sizes and DIY ideas.

ii. Prepare the soil by using proper potting mix.

iii. Tomato is a good option- cherry tomato would be my suggestion. 

iv. Other plants for our salad bowl should be lettuce and basil plants. 

v. Take care of the plants with good nursing practices. Place them on the balcony where there is enough sun.

vi. Carrots can be grown inside car battery covers in the interior of the apartment.

vii. You can make organic fertilizer at home. 

You are now the proud owner of an organic farm. 

Tip: Grow lights can substitute for the sun.

Other Items I Can Grow

Once you get the hang of interior farming, we can move on to other crops. 

Strawberries: They can be grown in containers or grow bags, but need a hydroponic watering system. We will discuss that later. 

Herbs: Mints, lavender, and rosemary are good choices. They will come in handy to prepare a good cup of hot tea. They can also be used to make soaps and oils. Herbs will add flavor to many dishes. 

Micro Greens: With some quality seeds you can begin. The first harvest will provide seeds for the next. 

Sprouts: With a jar and some cheesecloth or mess top we can grow our sprouts for a stir fry or sandwich. 

A Hydroponic System

Even if you are growing food using containers and potting soil, a hydroponic system will let you increase the quantity. It avoids a lot of mess as it advocates a system of soilless farming. They come in compact designs or vertical configurations. 

They can be bought or constructed by learning the numerous DIY strategies available online. 

Manufacture Manure at Home

Organic fertilizer can be made at home by the clever utilization of food waste. Get a container with a good lid. Put some gravel and soil at the bottom. Introduce worms for worm composting. Empty all bio-degradable garbage into the container. You will get enough environment-friendly fertilizer for the farm. This method frees you from the chore of taking out the garbage. 

Tip: Do not expose the manure cans to sunlight. It can cook worms. 

Grow Mushrooms

Did you know mushrooms are grown only indoors for industrial farming? Get an edible mushroom kit to begin your first batch in a dark corner of your apartment. 

Meat On The Table

Did you wonder for a moment what crazy idea I was going to put forth? Quails!

They are very silent birds that need only very little space. They give a lot of eggs and quail meat is way above chicken, beef, and pork in its health advantages. Quails being small birds, need only a little feed, and kitchen scraps go well with them. 

Mini Solar Power House

Did you know solar panels don’t require direct sunlight? They need good lighting and it is advised to install the panels at a good spot on the patio or balcony. 

Depending upon the capacity of the panels, you can increase the number of appliances that run on solar power. They can be used for grow lights and also for pumps used in the hydroponic system. 

A Self-Reliant Life

Once we have become self-sufficient in food matters, we can think about cutting out other purchases. This will also involve income creation. Do your homework to get as many DIY ideas as possible. We can begin the process by gaining ideas by:

i. Visiting other homesteaders or communes.

ii. Joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) venture.

iii. Visiting farmer’s markets.

We can enrich our homesteading experience within the confines of an apartment by progressing on to a more autonomous lifestyle by integrating the following activities:

i. Do own baking for bread and other items.

ii. Learn and engage in carpentry.

iii. Do your own electric and plumbing jobs.

iv. Learn to stitch to make your garments (trust me, it is far easier than you believed.)

Before Going Shopping

Whenever the need to buy something comes up, take a few moments to ponder whether it is something you can create using your potential. Not only will you be learning a new skill, but also it may help you earn. Remember, the Wright brothers had never flown an airplane till they became the first humans to become airborne on a machine. 

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Prepper News Weekly, Friday, April 6, 2018

 

A big, busy, crazy week in prepper land! Spring has sprung and it has sprung forth all manner of issues to keep us on our toes. Here’s a review of the bigger stories bearing down on preppers and freedom lovers. Please enjoy (and subscribe!):

 

Video by Perrin Lovett/FPTV/YouTube.

 

Perrin recently learned that something called ‚Äúairplane mode‚ÄĚ stops incoming debt collection calls and hate texts from interrupting our recordings! Will wonders never cease?

 

 

Quality will improve immediately…

 

In the news:

 

The Caravan

 

Mass migration

 

Troops out of Syria, to Rio Grande?

 

More Snow?!

 

YouTube shooting

 

China and tariffs

 

UK/US/Russia

 

Mueller

 

…

 

And, we’re in full swing at The Masters!

 

Thank you, as always. Don’t forget to check www.freedompreppernews.com every day for all the stories that affect preppers, survivalists, and the rest of the sanity crowd. Well, check it now Рrumor has it the news will soon be incorporated into the new, new revised and improved FP.com. Stay tuned.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

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