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Where Should You Go when the SHTF?



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With the threats of doomsday scenario looming large, it’s high time we began looking for the best and the safest places to move out to. We cannot deny the multiple threats to human survival amid the current disastrous COVID-19 pandemic allegedly unleashed by China, whether accidentally or deliberately doesn’t make any difference really.

In recent months, the world once again stands on the brink of nuclear holocaust reminding us of the cold war era with clear nuclear flashpoints in the South China Sea, Taiwan, Kashmir, Japan, and North Korea. The threat of Islamic terrorism is as real today as on 9/11. The frequent natural disasters in the forms of floods, avalanche, tornadoes, forest fires, and other climate change impacts have made the world more vulnerable than ever before. While global threats impact everyone, America is perhaps more vulnerable than the other parts of the world.

The average middle-class American is perhaps the worst affected among all. Real hard-working Americans can see they have been the worst victims whether it’s a global economic meltdown, or 9/11, or COVID-19. They can see what’s coming and they must prepare.

Let Us Face Facts Loud and Clear

The U.S is the epicenter of the global COVID-19, whether by accident or design doesn’t really matter. The pandemic has raised security concerns and has triggered a realignment of the global powers making Americans more vulnerable and at greater risk from diverse threats including biological and nuclear wars.

In this disaster-prone world with uncertainty looming large each day and each moment, the average middle class American must prepare with backup plans, survival skills, and foresight into the future to come. For many years, we have witnessed climatic weather events and natural disasters increasingly more threatening. The threats from the Middle East have compounded with the emergence of new threats from China. It is no longer safe to adopt an ostrich-like approach with our heads buried in the sand.

It’s no longer safe to think only about career and retirement or about college or wherever we may want to go for our next vacation. It’s time to think of a survival plan and be prepared with a plan to move out before the doomsday predictions materialize.

A Bug Out – Pros and Cons

Bugging out successfully is not an option everyone has for the simple reason that not everyone is cut out for this strategy. Just think of it! How many among us are made for wilderness survival? How many of us can adjust to the hardship of a remote and distant town?

However, bugging out can be an option if you are prepared with the survival instinct to endure the hardship. You may have to consider several factors when choosing a bug out location.

The first thing for you to consider is your accessibility to the location. You must be able to arrive at your bug out location. The next on your list should be the resources there. Your bug-out place should be close to water. There should be enough food resources including cultivable soil and plenty of games.

You may have to consider the factor of vulnerability. How would you defend against a hostile tribe? Are people and the surrounding friendly and appealing? What about the weather? Is it hostile? Does the place experience droughts and flooding? How are you going to put up with diverse and extreme weather conditions? You will have to prepare a bug-out of the plan accordingly taking into account all conceivable scenarios.

Here are some of the best bug-out locations within the US when SHTF.

Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama

These are probably the safest as far south as you can get places. Florida is father still but you will most likely encounter transportation and population issues. The advantage with Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama is that you have plenty of convenient places to hide and yet remain protected with the availability of abundant water, luxuriant game, and forest. You may have to remain prepared for the hot summer though.

The Appalachians

In comparison to the Rockies, this mountain chain has the advantage of more temperate weather. Its only concern is a comparatively more dense population.

The place is bounteous in water, game, and cheap land. It is the place you will have fun with guns and hunting. The land is rich enough to grow a variety of foods.

The only downside is the highways getting clogged down in the event of a panic situation as there are several major cities along the highways but there are back roads you can use.

The Rocky Mountains

This could be your ideal bug out location with tons of hideout places if you are anywhere close to Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado states. The region is sparsely populated with relatively affordable land. Permits to build and construct are easy to obtain here. Guns and hunting are not discouraged and you will find game and water in plentiful. You are most likely safe here from nuclear and other threats. The only downside is the freezing temperature and snowfall.

International Relocation

Americans should also prepare for an advance plan to relocate internationally in the event of a mega-disaster that doesn’t materialize overnight but begins to build on gradually with clear signs of where the events would be leading up to. It means working with insured and licensed movers who can arrange your international relocation efficiently and fast. You will need to have your passports, knowledge of the place you are relocating to, and the things you can move through the ports. The backup plan you have should take into account the cost of living at the new place, your finances, and the goods and provisions you may have to build from scratch at the place of relocation because you will most likely move out just with the bare essentials.

Here are some of the places to consider in case you are planning an international relocation.

French Polynesia

Located in the Pacific Ocean, halfway between California and Australia, French Polynesia consists of a group of about 1700 islands that has the landmass of only about 1000 square miles, while its total area including water is about as big as the European Union.

The best thing about the place is its climate. The average temperature is pretty cool and comfortable at about 85 degrees F despite hot and humid summer months. The place is almost free of crime.

Tourists find the island of Tahiti especially attractive. The other attractive destinations in French Polynesia include Huahine, Moorea, and Bora Bora.

Under the French control since the 19th century, French Polynesia is definitely a place to consider for relocation given its hospitable people, culture, and climate over and above the assured safety from global disasters.


Malta is highly affordable with its low cost of living and superior employment opportunities. Malta ranks second on the list of personal happiness next to Costa Rica. Malta offers a large number of diverse leisure activities. People of Malta are happy to live in their country and more than half of them planned to spend the rest of their lives there.

Simmers in Malta can get hot and humid much like the southeast part of the US. Malta is relatively safer than many other parts of the world. Cleanliness is an issue in some parts of the country, the only deterrent perhaps.


Spain is the second most welcoming nation to foreigners next to Taiwan. We could have included Taiwan in our list if it was located somewhere far from Communist China. There are a number of reasons to relocate to Spain including its wonderful climate and miles and miles of sandy beaches. The nation maintains a low political profile which is a plus.

You can plan your relocation to Spain based on factors like education, safety, and employment opportunities. Basque country ranks the highest in education and also in safety, while Ceuta ranks the lowest in both of these. Skilled foreign workers are in demand in the skilled trade, language teaching, and engineering.

New Zealand

New Zealand is among the safest of places to live if you ignore the destructive earthquakes in Christchurch in recent years, but its only drawback is its remote location from anywhere in the world. If the flights are stopped you could get stranded.

New Zealand is known for its breathtaking scenery. However, the sparse population of the nation along with its limited public transportation and limited job opportunities may leave you wanting more.


Canada is a beautiful country with lots of benefits to citizens. It offers free education and universal health coverage but the tax rate can be high especially for those earning more than the average. The cost of living can be especially high in cities like Calgary, Quebec, and Toronto. The real estate prices have been spiraling upwards across Canada.

The winter in Canada is harsh and endless. You may consider relocating to the shoreline if you abhor cold winters. Places like Newfoundland and Vancouver will offer you the respite from the harsh winter. The depressed real estate scenario in Newfoundland could mean affordable housing but this part of Canada faces the scarcity of jobs.

No matter what you choose – bug in or bug out – there are endless choices. All you need is an advance plan that takes care of most of your concerns, if not all.

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How and What to Save During a Food Crisis



Disasters, natural or human-made, have a history of leaving behind numerous problems that people find hard to cope with. One of those problems commonly is a food crisis.

There is a perpetual shortage of food to at least one strata of society, no matter what is going on in the world at that particular moment. Looking at the recent upheavals in food production, the shortage of labor, and farms that are failing and going through famines and problems of their own, the idea of food shortage or crisis starts to loom in your mind. 

So, the next question is, how would you know how and what to save while giving priority to the quality and quantity of food that you want to stock up? What you can do is make an inventory of what you already have in your house, then make a food storage plan that includes short and long-term food requirements.

Water Needs

One valuable resource you need to keep in mind is water. Note how much water you currently have and make space for more. Pre-packaged water bottles, empty containers, and even water filters can help in emergencies or critical situations. 

Water filters are needed because, often, the water may be untreated and contain all kinds of germs and bacteria, which can be super harmful to your health. Running the water through a water filter and then filling the water containers is the best way to eliminate harmful content.

Grow Your Food

Try growing a small garden in your yard space. If not, get some gardening pots and grow a garden inside your apartment. In there, you can plant essential fruits and vegetables that’ll save you in the long run. 

Doing this reduces your dependability on grocery stores or supermarkets and gives you an adequate supply of organic and homegrown fruits and vegetables for pennies. Also, you get the chance to pluck the produce yourself and try your hand at preserving them. 

Food Storage 

It would be best if you gave priority to stock up your food storage from day one. For that, you should decide among your family members their preferences for meals and food. After that, make a list of what you need to buy.

The best type of food to have on your list is canned food since it has a much longer shelf life than fresh food and is available in quantity at a moment’s notice. Be sure to buy nutritious items high in calories and carbs; prioritize nutrition over your tastebuds.

You should fill your pantry with baking items such as flour, wheat, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking sugar, spices, etc. 

Next on the priority list are food items such as cereals, ready-to-eat mixes, canned meats, soups, beans, fruits, and vegetables. These are good to buy because canned items last much longer than everyday food items. 

You can also include sweet food like candy bars and granola bars because, while they can act as a dessert, they also have many carbs in them and can provide you with a lot of energy.

Preservation of Food

Preservation of food is a skill you should not go without as it would pose the most beneficial skill during a food crisis. Well, that’s only if you possessed the skill before the crisis struck. By preserving your food, it goes without saying that you can prolong the life of many seasonal food items and enjoy them later. 

Go to supermarkets or stalls and buy large quantities of meats, fruits, vegetables, or anything you’d like with you during a food crisis. Go home, wash every food item you purchased, dry them carefully, cut them into small manageable pieces, pack them in zip lock bags or freezer-safe bags, and put them in the freezer. Learn how to freeze, dehydrate, and can food. It is effortless and can genuinely come in handy, food crisis or not.

Learn to Cook With Leftover Ingredients

There will often be leftover food at the end of the day that you cannot eat, even if you are on the verge of a food crisis. However, there is a wealth of possibilities in leftover food, from using it as the next day’s breakfast or lunch to serving it as a base for your next meal; for example, you can use the leftover vegetables and gravy to make a pasta dish the following day. It is easy and requires only a smidge of your creativity!

Store Leftover Food

As stated above, leftover food is essential, and if you do not want to eat it the next day, you can always store it. Freezing is an excellent way of minimizing unnecessary waste. 

Miscellaneous Items 

While food will remain the top priority in a food crisis, you should also focus on other emergency items that you may need. Things such as first aid kits, flashlights, batteries, waterproof matches, tape, blankets, a source of heating, and there are many more as you can imagine.

These items are as important as food because they will help you survive; it is always better to be prepared well in advance rather than run around in panic scrambling for items. 

Surviving a food crisis should not be that difficult, provided that you have planned or acted quickly ahead of struggle. Start small, buy one or two extra cans every week when out grocery shopping, and soon enough, you will have a growing amount of resources that will help tide you over the food crisis.

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The Storm Has Arrived! Shop the Storm Protection Agency!



The Storm Has Arrived! Shop the Storm Protection Agency!

The truth is a storm of one kind or another is always on the way. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are. You have to be prepared in order to survive. You’ll need your wits. You’ll need a plan. You need gear. Fortunately, we at Freedom Prepper have you covered!

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Water Filter Straw Water Purifier with 16oz Water Bag

Our water straw filter removes 99.9999% of harmful substance.This water filter can remove the smallest solid particles found in the environment (down to 0.01 micron) and other harmful substances.

It has passed professional certification.It can provide you with safe and clean drinking water.There is one carbon filter block, it will filter everything from large dust particles and stone, it is very helpful to keep the filter straw clean. The activated carbon block will prevent mud and sand from clogging the filter straw.

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2 Pack Solar Charger

It features dual USB and powerful LED Flashlight. Making it easy to charge two smartphones simultaneously or a tablet at full speed. Two led lights can be used as a flashlight with Steady-SOS-Strobe mode. Five pilot indicators show the status of battery charger timely. Green light on when charging by solar, blue light on when USB charging.

Our solar charger works with all modern devices, iPhones and Android phones, iPads and all tablets.

Don’t be left in the dark – get one today for every member of the team. (Also available in a four-pack!).

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Check it out and keep checking back as the selection grows. SPA will have you ready when any disaster comes calling.

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7 Ways to Survive an EMP Attack



An electromagnetic pulse, or “EMP” for short, is a sudden burst of energy that overloads the fragile components within an electrical system, causing them all to short out. It causes actual hardware damage resulting in the failure of any unprotected electrical devices. Typically EMPs are generated by technically advanced devices such as nuclear weapons. 

The least realistic but most dangerous scenario that can take place is that someone detonates many EMPs over a nation, or crazier, the whole world and renders all the technology and electric grids everywhere useless. If this happens, you should know how to prepare for it to ensure your survival during this unprecedented attack.


Candles are the obvious choice in any scenario like this. We have them handy; they are cheap and readily available everywhere in quantity. The only few negative things one might mention are the strength of light the candles can provide, how unstable they can be depending on which type of candle you use, or how the wind can blow them out anytime.äten-1565705/

If candles just don’t cut it for you, let me introduce you to an alternative. Oil lamps; works under any condition. No weather or atmosphere is strong enough to keep an oil lamp down.

Faraday Cage

A Faraday cage, named after its inventor, Michael Faraday, is a device or structure made and used to protect the cage’s contents from electrical impulses. It’s an excellent option for security, and easy to make. Nevertheless, an old microwave or a metal cage, i.e., a safe, can be as good.

The Faraday cage may do well against an EMP attack, but we can’t be too sure. We cannot foresee the impact of the electromagnetic pulse or the level of damage it might cause, so it is pretty much impossible to predict if the cage would protect the devices or not.

Communication Devices

Communications would be an arduous task after almost everything is rendered useless because of the EMP attack. It is always good to have many backup options to communicate with those important to you if a situation like this ever strikes. Devices such as a two-way radio, CB radio, or long-range walkie-talkie can be handy. If you find any of these devices in good shape after an EMP attack, put in some batteries and see if it works as there’s a high likelihood it will.

Communication is one of the more essential tasks after any disaster, and it is the very thing that you’d probably overlook. 

Backup Electricity

The primary issue after the attack is the question of electricity and how to source it if the grid becomes empty. Well, one option is to make electricity from solar panels by installing the panels around your home. Another is to set up wind turbine generators and produce electricity. 

Luckily, there are many backup electricity options, but they require preparation and hard work.


Any type of gun, be it shotgun or rifle, is useful for defending yourself. You can use these weapons to protect yourself and hunt animals, and depending on your preferences, for game. Another resourceful thing to do if you want alarm systems around your house would be to hang bells on the inside of your doors. Even if they seem like nothing, they are very consistent and can make you aware of intruders if they try to sneak in. Try to do this for every entry point in your house so you and your family can rest assured of your safety.

Sourcing Food

Sourcing food will be another significant problem if the restoration of power takes months or even years. Therefore you should know how to grow your food and manage your livestock. Books on farming and breeding livestock will help enormously with this, and there are countless out there.

Be Ready, So You Don’t Have To Get Ready

Many preppers already know how to live off the grid because they have started living that life to be ready if and when the time comes. All of this will eventually prepare you to survive an EMP attack if you go off the grid entirely and learn not to rely on anything that works with electricity.

Keeping a stock of first aid kits and bare medical essentials is also a requirement if anyone needs medical attention. The EMP attack is often called the ultimate doomsday attack that will eventually happen.

You can always do things on an individual level to help protect you and your loved ones better. The practices and ways that we discussed above are known by much of the preppers community, so if you’re new to being a prepper, now you know how to survive an EMP stack.

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