Monday, September 22, 2014

Preparedness Month MEGA GIVEAWAY | Prepared Bloggers/NebShip Shop


MP Off Grid Living and +NebShip Shop are proud to participate in the +Prepared Bloggers #PreparednessMonth Giveaway:

sep giveaway
In tribute of September being Preparedness Month, The Prepared Bloggers are proud to present a Mega giveaway. We are proud to partner with 6 great companies for seven great prizes. These prizes are the perfect way to either begin your preparedness journey or add to your preps. We will have seven winners in this giveaway. 
Each winner will win one of the following prizes listed below. 

The giveaway starts September 22nd, 2014 @12:15 am (CST) and ends September 29th, 2014 @ 11:55 pm (CST). This giveaway is open to anyone 18 years of age and older who is a US resident of the 48 Continental US States only. Each winner will be sent an email and the winner must respond within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen. 

1 - Royal Berkey System--From LPC Survival--This system is perfect for 2-6 people, filtering 3.25 gallons in about 2 hours. It comes with  2 Black Elements and is perfect for large families but is small enough for travel. 

1 - Sun Oven--From Sun Oven--This is a great off-grid cooking solution using only solar energy. This Sun Oven includes a cookbook, dehydrating and
baking rack set, two easy stack pots, a WAPI, and two loaf pans.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Seismic Alert: Earthquake activity surge Globally - Magma Movement in Dormant U.S. Volcanoes and Yellowstone | dutchsinse

Seismic Alert:

As we have been reporting here since Spring, we have been seeing a upward trend in Seismic Activity/Strength as well as increased #Volcanism Worldwide.
The #QuakeSwarms around Yellowstone, Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Hood have us concerned.
Magma activity underneath these regions as well as a noticeable increase of volcanic eruptions shows a definite upward trend.

Please check out this post from +dutchsinse 

Stay Ready.
Quake Preparedness is Every Day.

Update 21.09.2014:
A lahar mud flow occurred from the Southeast flank of Mt. Shasta in Northern California.
The professionals are vexed at the moment, however I have a suspicion that some will soon realize this is related to volcanic / seismic activity in the region. +dutchsinse


SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

Full Earthquake update video can be viewed here:

Graphic below shows the past 7 days of earthquakes (up to 530pm CDT September 20, 2014) Eastern and Western Hemispheres , 4.0M+ internationally / 2.5M+ in the United States and territories. (source USGS)

earthquake update setp 20 2014
Earthquake update Sept 20 2014

Volcanic and seismic activity are currently on the rise. Multiple 4.0M+ earthquakes across the North American craton, additional earthquake swarm activity occurring at the Oklahoma and Texas fracking operations.

Dormant volcanoes and magma chambers being displaced in North America as well…. near Salton Sea (south california), Mount Saint Helens, also in North Nevada, and at the Arizona / New Mexico border.

Central America needs to be on watch. Vancouver British Columbia , as well as Southern California near Salton Sea… all need to be ready for larger movement in the near term. The vast area being displaced across North America means we should see some noteworthy compensation movement along the edges of the plate boundaries.

West Pacific, be on watch near Japan, and New Zealand. Possibly also include far Western Indonesia as a place to be on guard for large movement.

Europe. Watch North Italy , and the English Channel into South UK.

South America. Watch the area NW of Chile / Peru experiencing the current swarm.

Monitor earthquakes nationally, and internationally here:

Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano impressive lava video:


Fracking induced (man made) earthquakes:

fracking causes earthquakes fracking-in-pinedale

Mount Saint Helens magma chamber recharging:

Figure 10 Mt St Helens lava dome

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Stark Ebola Warning Part II: 'World War E' declared against Epidemic, Now is the Time to Prepare - CDC | All In/Threat Journal

Stark Ebola Warning Update:16.09.2014

CDC: Now is the Time to Prepare.

9/15 - CDC warning hospitals & doctors nationwide that "now is the time to prepare" for eventual Ebola outbreak in the US.

We have been covering the current #Ebola Outbreak (now being called an #Epidemic) since March of this year. Through our Digital Media partner, USA Emergency Broadcasting, we have been stressing the importance of Preparedness and Preparation for Biological Threats and Pandemics.

Well, now the Govt is GETTING SERIOUS about the fight against the 'Exponential Growth' of the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa.
As we discussed on Situational Preparedness on Monday of this week, we warned that the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE, needed in the case of an Ebola infection), will soon be in short supply.

The CDC just updated their Detailed Hospital Preparedness Protocols for Ebola.

Enterovirus D-68 is spreading and the "regular" Flu Season is on its way in the United States.

Recent admissions from several agencies that are rushing to procure these items for their own use.  So, if you haven't gotten a stockpile of N95 MedMasks (or the better N99/N100), Goggles, Quarantine Room preps, you might be a little late.

3M 1860 N95 Surgical Particulate Medical Mask Procedure

The following video segment is from All in with Chris Hayes covering the actions made by the U.S. in it's unnamed new War on Ebola,
World War E

ALL IN 09/16/14

Ebola crisis ‘spiraling out of control’

President Obama has deployed 3,000 military personnel to fight the Ebola outbreak, as

Monday, September 15, 2014

Stark Ebola Warning: Act Now or Regret It, The Mathematics of Ebola - New Cases go Exponential | Journal

#Ebola Outbreak Update:

Stark Ebola Warning Update:16.09.2014

CDC: Now is the Time to Prepare.

- See more at:


'When one of the most senior disease detectives in the US begins talking about “plague,” knowing how emotive that word can be, and another suggests calling out the military, it is time to start paying attention.' wired Science Blog

It was revealed this week by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the inspector General that DHS is "ill-prepared" for something like the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic -- or something worse, such as a global Ebola outbreak. - Threat Journal

The Mathematics of Ebola Trigger Stark Warnings: Act Now or Regret It

BY MARYN MCKENNA   09.14.14  |   12:07 PM

Daliborlev (CC), FLickr

The Ebola epidemic in Africa has continued to expand since I last wrote about it, and as of a week ago, has accounted for more than 4,200 cases and 2,200 deaths in five countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. That is extraordinary: Since the virus was discovered, no Ebola outbreak’s toll has risen above several hundred cases. This now truly is a type of epidemic that the world has never seen before. In light of that, several articles were published recently that are very worth reading.
The most arresting is a piece published last week in the journal Eurosurveillance, which is the peer-reviewed publication of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (the EU’s Stockholm-based version of the US CDC). The piece is an attempt to assess mathematically how the epidemic is growing, by using case reports to determine the “reproductive number.” (Note for non-epidemiology geeks: The basic reproductive number — usually shorted to R0 or “R-nought” — expresses how many cases of disease are likely to be caused by any one infected person. An R0 of less than 1 means an outbreak will die out; an R0 of more than 1 means an outbreak can be expected to increase. If you saw the movie Contagion, this is what Kate Winslet stood up and wrote on a whiteboard early in the film.)

The Eurosurveillance paper, by two researchers from the University of Tokyo and Arizona State University, attempts to derive what the reproductive rate has been in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. (Note for actual epidemiology geeks: The calculation is for the effective reproductive number, pegged to a point in time, hence actually Rt.) They come up with an R of at least 1, and in some cases 2; that is, at certain points, sick persons have caused disease in two others.

You can see how that could quickly get out of hand, and in fact, that is what the researchers predict. Here is their stop-you-in-your-tracks assessment:

In a worst-case hypothetical scenario, should the outbreak continue with recent trends, the case burden could gain an additional 77,181 to 277,124 cases by the end of 2014.

That is a jaw-dropping number.

Nishiura Curves The epidemic curves of the Ebola epidemic; look especially at the line for Liberia. From Nishiura and Chowell; original here.

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What should we do with information like this? At the end of last week, two public health experts published warnings that we need to act urgently in response.

First, Dr. Richard E. Besser: He is now the chief health editor of ABC News, but earlier was acting director of the US CDC, including during the 2009-10 pandemic of H1N1 flu; so, someone who understands what it takes to stand up a public-health response to an epidemic. In his piece in the Washington Post, “The world yawns as Ebola takes hold in West Africa,” he says bluntly: “I don’t think the world is getting the message.”

He goes on:

The level of response to the Ebola outbreak is totally inadequate. At the CDC, we learned that a military-style response during a major health crisis saves lives…

We need to establish large field hospitals staffed by Americans to treat the sick. We need to implement infection-control practices to save the lives of health-care providers. We need to staff burial teams to curb disease transmission at funerals. We need to implement systems to detect new flare-ups that can be quickly extinguished. A few thousand U.S. troops could provide the support that is so desperately needed.

Aid ought to be provided on humanitarian grounds alone, he argues — but if that isn’t adequate rationale, he adds that aid offered now could protect us in the West from the non-medical effects of Ebola’s continuing to spread: “Epidemics destabilize governments, and many governments in West Africa have a very short history of stability. U.S. aid would improve global security.”

Should we really be concerned about the global effect of this Ebola epidemic? In the New York Times, Dr. Michael T. Osterholm of the University of Minnesota* — an epidemiologist and federal advisor famous for inadvertently predicting the 2001 anthrax attacks — says yes, we should. In “What We’re Afraid to Say About Ebola,” he warns: “The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague has ever done.”

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Space Weather Alert: Major X1.6 Solar Flare and GeoEffective Coronal Mass Ejection from AR2158 - Geomagnetic Storm Watch issued | solarham/NOAA

With the recent surge in Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections, MP is issuing a CME/Quake Alert.
This Flare and #CME are Earth Facing and could result in Radio and Grid interruption as well as #Seismic Events.

Solar Weather Alert:

Major X1.6 #SolarFlare #CME - #GeoEffective

Major Solar Flare:
Geoeffective Sunspot 2158 produced a strong solar flare this afternoon measuring X1.6 at 17:45 UTC. The event event was associated with a Type II Radio emission with an estimated velocity of 3750 km/s. This is indicative of a strong coronal mass ejection, however updated coronagraph imagery is ultimately required to determine this.


ALERT: Type II Radio Emission
Begin Time: 2014 Sep 10 1727 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 3750 km/s
Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

Information: Conditions in the D region of the ionosphere have a dramatic effect on high frequency (HF) communications and low frequency (LF) navigation systems. The global D Region Absorption Predictions (D-RAP) depicts the D region at high latitudes where it is driven by particles as well as low latitudes, where photons cause the prompt changes. The D-Layer map above is synced with the GOES-15 X-Ray flux data also shown above. Click HERE for more detailed information on this data.

Click HERE for an updated event log. Stay tuned for details regarding a CME.

Geoeffective Sunspot 2158 produced a strong solar flare this afternoon (Sept. 10) measuring X1.6 at 17:45 UTC. Because the region is in a great position, if a coronal mass ejection (CME) is associated, it will likely be directed towards our planet. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Yellowstone: Warning Quakes 17.09.2014, MEX quakes affects Magma Pool - Magma may be too close to Surface | Greeley/Lupshu

#Yellowstone Update 

Head's Up Warning 17.09.2014

#quakes #magma Movement #YellowstoneVolcano

Heads UP!: Yellowstone Super Volcano Warning Quakes Magma Moving
Mary Greeley

Snow King Mt, Montana - 17.09.2014 Short Period Vertical


The recent uptick in Volcanism and Earthquakes over the past couple of weeks has us concerned about the stability of the Yellowstone #Supervolcano Caldera Complex.

The M5.9 #Quake in Mexico has affected the Magma Pool in the Park.

Also this week, new information released via Tom Lupshu explaining the close proximity of the pool to the surface explaining recent seismic activity (unconfirmed).

Meanwhile, reports of the #TinFoilHat brigade making #Yellowstone "Go Viral" continue:

"It’s easy to laugh. Doomsday predictions like this have been around for millennia. But their purveyors have never had social media before, and this time their prediction—at least of something significant, if not of a supervolcano eruption—almost came true. At dawn on March 30th, Yellowstone had a 4.8-magnitude earthquake, its biggest in thirty-four years.

The earthquake triggered the most important link in the viral chain. Right after the quake, a survivalist named Tom Lupshu, who runs a site called the Bunker Report, posted a video on YouTube of “herds of bison running for their lives” because “they detect something vast and deadly.” Many others reposted the video. It popped up several times on my own Facebook feed, sometimes shared by reputable journalists asking if there was anything to the story. When I checked this week, the different versions of the video had been viewed almost 1.5 million times." - George Black, New Yorker

Stay Ready for Anything.
Stay Informed.Research Everything before you Believe Anything.

Scientists predict that when the Yellowstone supervolcano does erupt, it will have global consequences. Large amounts of ash and pulverized rock from the eruption will get lofted into the atmosphere and then fall back slowly to Earth.The USGS puts the annual odds of a super-eruption at 1 in 730,000

ALERT Yellowstone Super Volcano Mexico M5.9 Quake Affected Yellowstone Magma Pool

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ebola Update: Escaped Patient chased through Market looking for Food (Video) - CDC: Window of Opportunity to contain Virus closing |

Ebola Update 03.09.2014:

The Centers for Disease Control Director stated yesterday in a Press Conference that this current #Epidemic is likely to get worse and is "Out of Control".

“The window of opportunity really is closing. I could not possibly overstate the need for an urgent response.” - CDC

"[T]he number of Ebola cases continues to increase and is now increasing rapidly. I'm afraid over the next few weeks; those numbers are likely to increase further and significantly.  There is a window of opportunity to tamp this down, but that window is closing. We need action now to scale up the response. We know how to stop Ebola. The challenge is to scale it up to the massive levels needed to stop this outbreak. This is really the first epidemic of Ebola the world has ever known." - Tom Frieden, Director, CDC

Meanwhile an escaped #EbolaPatient wanders through a busy market after leaving a #Quarantine Center in Monrovia, Liberia.
Infected Man is chased down by Health Care workers and Police before being tackled and taken into custody.

Ebola patient escapes quarantine centre in search of food

A man suspected of suffering from Ebola has been filmed trying to run away from doctors in protective clothing, before he is bundled into a truck and driven away


A suspected Ebola patient caused panic in a market in Liberia’s capital when he left a clinic to find food.The man was caught by four medical personnel wearing yellow protective suits and bundled into a vehicle. Video footage, which has not been independently verified, shows a frightened crowd gathered near the scene in the capital, Monrovia. 

CDC Director on Ebola: “The Window of Opportunity Really is Closing.”

BY MARYN MCKENNA   09.02.14  |   10:35 PM

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Yellowstone Quake Update: M3.8 near Park with Magma movement indicated | Mary Greeley/USGS

Seismic Alert: M3.8 #Quake on Utah/Nevada Border near #Yellowstone:

M3.8 - Depth: 5.0 km

Note that this location is part of the #Caldera complex
Nearby Cities:
18km (11mi) ENE of Driggs, Idaho
72km (45mi) E of Rexburg, Idaho
92km (57mi) ENE of Ammon, Idaho
97km (60mi) ENE of Idaho Falls, Idaho
327km (203mi) SSE of Helena, Montana
@Madtown Preppers

ALERT Earthquake: Wyoming-Idaho Border, Yellowstone- M3.8 Magma Movement

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
#YellowstoneSupervolcano Update 13.08.2014:
Well, not to add to the Internet Alternative Media hype re: The Predictions of a Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption, the USGS issued a statement late on a Friday.
We at MP have been following the misinformation and rumors about the activity: uplift, quakes, geothermals, Helium-4 release, etc. for many months and are not predicting an eruption.

The "Nothing to see Here" approach by the USGS is unsettling at best.
Posted below are the original Statement and tweet a day later, recent #quake info, and links.
Please monitor this post and comments for latest information on #Yellowstone.

M3.8 - 18km ENE of Driggs, Idaho2014-08-30 20:09:14 UTC

Event Time

Friday, August 29, 2014

Breaking: Bardarbunga Volcano in Iceland Erupts, Red Alert issued - New Eruption Papua, New Guinea | BBC/AccuWeather/dnai

Seismic Alert 29.08.2014:

Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano begins as a "Fissure Eruption" - Red Alert Over Iceland - No Fly Zone declared

The eruption started in Holuhraun, north of Dyngjujökull, which is located in northern Vatnajökull,
just after midnight Friday, local time.

As reported on MP earlier this week, there have been some strong earthquakes associated with another point in the Bardarbunga complex which may explain a smaller initial eruption, being labeled as #Fissure eruptions:

Screenshots from a webcam set up by Icelandic telecom company Mila show the eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

Meanwhile another Volcano erupts near Papua, New Guinea, Diverting Flights:

Published on Aug 28, 2014
Volcano Erupts In Papua New Guinea Spewing Ash & Rock
A volcano erupted on Friday in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air and forcing the evacuation of local communities, seismologists and reports said.