From: The New York Times
ROSWELL, N.M. — Past the city limits, where the main street with theU.F.O. museum and the McDonald’s in the shape of a flying saucer gives way to a lonely highway coursing through an ocean of scrubby terrain, the green door pops up like a periscope.
Jim Moore, a real estate agent here, sells mostly ranch houses in tidy neighborhoods or stretches of undeveloped land in a place where that is abundant. But for some reason, he said, when an odd listing comes around, it tends to fall to him. And on a recent morning, he pulled off the highway onto a gravel path leading straight to his latest example.
The 25-acre parcel, a 20-mile drive from the city’s downtown, has a worn trailer where the former owner lived and then that green door, which opens on a stairwell heading deep underground. There, visitors who do not fear enclosed spaces will find a marvel of military architecture that has had Mr. Moore’s phone ringing with inquiries from across the country: a missile silo, decommissioned decades ago. Continue reading
By: Roger Gallager (Survival Central Contributor)
Food storage should be an integral part of any prepper’s emergency survival kits. Preparing for disasters or catastrophes through safeguarding the house or raising solid infrastructures can only take you so far. Obviously, no man can survive without food and it will only take a couple of days before the body gives up without proper sustenance. And for a prepper’s preference, survival food kits should be long enduring, sturdy and dependable. After all, all preparations made to survive disasters and catastrophes will be rendered useless if we perish due to lack of food. Here are a few tips in stacking up effective food kits that shall sustain you in the hard times.
What food to store?
Making Penicillin at Home
By: Dr. Bones
From: Doom and Bloom
Hey Prepper Nation,
Accumulating medications may be simple when it comes to finding aspirin and other non-prescription drugs but prescription drugs will be hard to get for those who can’t write their own prescriptions or don’t have a relationship with an understanding physician who can. Antibiotics are a case in point.
I consider this a major issue because there will be a much larger incidence of infections when people have to fend for themselves, and injure themselves as a result. Simple cuts and scratches from chopping wood can begin to show infection, in the form of redness, heat and swelling, within a relatively short time. Treatment of infections at an early stage improves the chance that they will heal quickly and completely. However, many preppers, being the rugged type, are most likely to ignore the problem until it get much worse and spreads to their entire body, causing problems that could eventually be fatal. Having antibiotics readily available would allow them to deal with the issue until medical help (if available at all) arrives. Continue reading