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After Sandy Winds Down, Recovery Ramps Up.
Tempers Mount as Gas Runs Out
gas lines lasting over 6 hours,only to find no gas left, many motorists
all over NY & NJ, are finding patience wearing thin. Add to it the
destruction of homes & businesses,plus the biting winter cold, the
situation looks grim for many along the NY & NJ coast. While
recovery is surely to take weeks to months across the region, for the
time being, it's better to stay home if at all possible.
is being restored to more each day, but officials admit it may be weeks
before power will reach all affected by the storm. As the recovery
unfolds, we can only be reminded of the importance of being prepared,
having a plan, and if at all possible, have a bug out location to wait
out the storm and the recovery period.
Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
By Janet Liebsch (reposted from previous issue due to missing link)
After disaster strikes, families and businesses are faced with many questions including...
post is not intended to replace local officials' instructions, but
contains tips and resources about disaster response, assistance and
the response phase of any major disaster, people must keep in mind
First Responders will do everything in their power to help those in
need, but it may take hours, days or possibly even weeks before the
cavalry arrives. Read more...
Three Days After... Headlights are the only lights in lower Manhattan.
APN FB Page & Open Group See Surge
nothing like a disaster to create new converts! This past week we've
seen a steady stream of likes & joins on our two flagship Facebook
entities, our APN Like Page, and our reader contributing APN Open Group. If you do facebook, come join us, and if you have How-To Prepper advice, CONTRIBUTE!
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in order to help our goal of keeping the community family friendly. We
have added stricter guidelines in regards to flaming and trolling of
the forum. While there is no such thing as "free speech" on privately
owned websites, the APN does strive to keep a fair balance between
members ability to post opinions while at the same time keeping things
friendly to all of our members and readers. We hope these new rules
will make the forum a friendlier place to be while at the same time
allowing reasonable opportunity to debate and express opinions.
International Preppers Vibrant & Growing
Preppers isn't just a U.S. thing...
While we have been making our list and checking it twice, the movement
has been spreading to the north, the south, and across the seas. There
has been a Canadian Preppers Blog and Forum for quite some time now. But did you know that the International Preppers Network
hosts sub sections for Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Panama, Germany,
Mexico, Portugal and links to other national groups? There is even word
that APN founder Tom Martin is working hard to help establish a group in the Philippines.
Denob, IPN admin
Denob at the Reins
The former global moderator for the Canadian Preppers Network, Denob
has recently accepted the admin position on the international forum and
in just a short time has brought the group to new heights with
excellent growth and exceptional moderating skills.
IPN offers a place for people from all over the world to get together
and share knowledge, ask advice, and support each other in their
efforts to be prepared for whatever may happen. With over 1600 members
and growing every day, the IPN brings together preppers from Canada to
Australia and everywhere in between. Members can share ideas with
others from across the globe, or even organize groups and meetups from
fellow preppers right down the street. Members can discuss all prepper
related topics such as growing and storing your own food, alternative
energy, home defense and much, much more. Someone, somewhere has the
answer to that issue that you just can't seem to figure out and the IPN
lets you poke the brains of preppers from all over the world, bringing
you knowledge and experience that months of research couldn't match.
you're an experienced survivalist or just waking up to the fact that
the world around you can be a dangerous and volatile place, the IPN is a
one stop shop for preppers to get together and share what they have
Food Preps & Recepies
Not just for Civil War Re-enactors anymore...
Survival Recipe: Tasty Hardtack
By Leon Pantenburg
One of the more popular posts on SurvivalCommonSense.com
has been how to make hardtack, a basic survival food. I was gearing
up for an elk hunt, so I tried this recipe from Mark, who had commented
on the post.
making and enjoying hardtack for years," Mark wrote. "I like to use
native pecans in mine." Immediately intrigued, I made up a batch,
using Mark's recipe as a base. Using only the ingredients that were on
hand, I had to make a few substitutions.
And, as is my
wont, I can't resist tweaking a recipe when there is potential to make
it more healthy. (I always amend flour: For each cup of white flour,
add 1 Tbs of soy meal; 1 tsp of wheat germ, and 1 Tbs of dried milk.
This creates a whole protein!)
The result was wonderful! Unlike the traditional hardtack recipes
which can be nutritious, but REALLY bland, this recipe is tasty! And
it's kind of like opening a bag of chips - you can't eat just one!
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Choose what room you will shelter in place in, preferably an interior
room at the highest level of the building with few or no windows. Be
sure to have pre-measured plastic to cover windows, doors, and vents.
A recent study noted that the majority of people have enough
food in their pantries to feed their household for about three days and
that seemingly stable societies are really just nine meals from anarchy. With most of us dependent on just-in-time transportation systems to always be available, few ever consider the worst case scenario.
For tens of thousands of east coast residents that worst case
scenario is now playing out in real-time. No longer are images of
starving people waiting for government handouts restricted to just the
In the midst of crisis, once civilized societies will very rapidly
descend into chaos when essential infrastructure systems collapse.
Though the National Guard was deployed before the storm even hit,
there is simply no way for the government to coordinate a response
requiring millions of servings of food, water and medical supplies
Many east coast residents who failed to evacuate or prepare reserve
supplies ahead of the storm are being forced to fend for themselves.
Frustration and anger have taken hold, as residents have no means of
acquiring food or gas and thousands of trucks across the region remain stuck in limbo.
Limited electricity has made it possible for some to share their experiences:
I was in chaos tonite tryin to get groceries…lines for shuttle buses, only to get to the no food left & closing early (link)
I’m not sure what has shocked me more, all the communities around me destroyed, or the 5 hour lines for gas and food. (link)
Haven’t slept or ate well in a few days. Hope things start getting better around here soon (link)
These days a lot of people are impatient because they’re used to
fast things. Fast food, fast internet, fast lines and fast shipping etc.
Glad Obama is off to Vegas after his 90 minute visit. Gas lines are miles long.. Running out of food and water. Great Job (link)
Went to the Grocery store and lines were crazy but nail salon was
empty so I’ve got a new gel manicure and some Korean junk food (link)
So f*cking devastated right now. Smell burning houses. People
fighting for food. Pitch darkness. I may spend the night in rockaway to
With mass transit out of service and no gas, residents have no choice but to commute by foot. Survival Blog founder James Rawles has referred to the masses of starving people who will roam the streets in a post-collapse world as the Golden Horde – here’s a small taste of what that will look like:
The situation has become so desperate that some have been forced to resort to rummaging through the garbage for food:
“We’ve seen everyone here from the elderly, to families with children…”
A simple 72 hour survival kit and some basic hurricane preparedness would have prevented days of heartache for residents of stricken areas.
The vast majority of those waiting in mile-long long food lines, rummaging through the trash, and criticizing their government officials for a slow and insufficient response have no one to blame but themselves.
This may be harsh – but it’s true.
We wish all those having a difficult time dealing with the aftermath
of Hurricane Sandy the best going forward. Perhaps it will be a wake-up
call for the rest of the nation.
Hurricane Sandy, while disastrous, is not nearly as bad as it could have been.
It has happened before. It will happen again. Prepare or suffer the consequences.
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Read by 33,931 people Date: November 1st, 2012 Website:www.SHTFplan.com