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Daily Digest 2/21 - LA’s $1B Giveaway, Credit Card Debt Can Be Bad For Your Health

Peak Prosperity - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:41
  • Outside Audit Warns Santa Monica City Might Not Be Able to “Absorb” Coming Recessions
  • Student loan borrowers with high debts aren’t making progress repaying them
  • LA’s $1 Billion Giveaway
  • Treasury $258 Billion Bond Auction Is Hogging All the Attention
  • Illinois Still Has $9 Billion in Overdue Bills
  • Canadians Have $230 Billion In Home Equity Loans – Raising Red Flags In Ottawa
  • Chaos in Traverse City, as county government wrestles with pension debt
  • Junk-Bond Exodus by `Tourists' Seen When Bunds Hit 1 Percent
  • How Japan's Central Bank Policy Is Driving Speculation About Stimulus
  • Why credit card debt can be bad for your health

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Winter Survival: How to Navigate in the Snow

Ready Nutrition - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 21:19

[Editor’s Note: As winter rages on, it brings to highlight the importance of knowing how to navigate in snow and extreme winter weather. The worst-case scenario in this winter emergency is not knowing the terrain and getting so lost you succumb succumbing to exposure and possibly starvation because you don’t have the equipment necessary for survival. Author, Jeremiah Johnson has outlined the essentials on how to navigate in the snow and what equipment you will need to protect yourself from exposure.]

ReadyNutrition Readers, I have written several articles in the past on land navigation fundamentals and the importance of those basics.  Most of those basics still hold true in the “Winter Wonderland” of the snow and ice: those basics merely need to be modified for the changes of the season.  Once again, as with all things I recommend to you to practice these techniques and familiarize yourself with them prior to something coming up…a significant event where you must do it.  Practice does make perfect, and repetition promotes a good follow-through.

That being said, how hard is it to navigate during the winter?  Well, it is tougher in several perspectives.  First, with snow blanketing the landscape, the appearance of the terrain is changed.  Secondly, the landscape is also physically altered: it is a different thing to walk across six inches to several feet of snow.  Right now, where I live, I have almost three feet of snow on the ground.  The winter weather conditions are another item: it’s a far cry from a summer stroll when you walk into a cold wind that is throwing sleet right into your face in the middle of February.

Know Your Terrain

First, let’s address the appearance of the terrain.  This holds true, especially in wilderness or rural areas.  You can’t always discern natural landmarks, such as a creek or stream that may very well be on your map.  It may be frozen and covered over with snow.  The same for a lake or pond.  One of your keys to success in this area is to thoroughly know the area you will be in prior to these winter conditions existing.  Another is to pick out landmarks that do not change with the weather and that are clearly visible.  A mountain or high hilltop would be a good example, or a river that does not freeze over, or one with a bridge marked on the map that traverses it.

Know Your Pace-Count

You can find your position by relating it to a known and recognizable point.  Next, let’s address the physical alteration of the terrain.  I have recommended that you purchase snowshoes for yourself in the past.  Remember some of the land nav. articles I wrote before?  I told you to measure a 100-meter pace-count by marking your starting point and your finish point with a couple of “flags” or pieces of colored, coated, copper wire.  If you did that (and elevated it above the ground) on a couple of trees…you can use it in the wintertime.

Now you’ll need to find out two things: your pace count with snowshoes on, and the same while wearing a backpack or rucksack.  There’s also a “backup” to help you, and that is to estimate that distance by sight and correlate both your estimated distance and your pace count.  As you’re traversing the wilderness, it would be wise to have a good walking stick with you…something about as long as your height.  This will help you to test the ground for “soft” spots and help to steady you as you make your way across the snow and ice.

Winter conditions are also a lot of fun – Not! The sun isn’t shining, the wind isn’t calm, and a cup of hot chocolate is not in your free hand when your car breaks down in the middle of the winter.  Usually, it is horrible, to add to the physical and situational stress.  Once again, I exhort you to pick up a good pair of goggles that do not fog up, and appropriate shielding for the face…because the sun won’t be shining, the wind will be in your face, and that mirage of the “Swiss Miss” holding out a hot chocolate for you thirty meters to your front, sitting on the boulder?  That’s a mountain lion.

Make sure you’re dressed in all-weather to combat the weather.  I recommend Gore-Tex from head to toe.  A GPS compass will help, but here it is important to rely on the basics, because batteries do die, electronics can be fouled up by extremes in weather and temperature, and it’s always best to rely on the “primitive” and skills, rather than just try to “game” it with your Android compass app, or some other “toy” that can play a dirge for you if you depend on it and it fails.

Practice stepping out with those snowshoes and learning your pace count with them to traverse the drifts.  It is also a physical challenge regarding water and other supplies, such as food and first aid equipment.  Remember: your other challenges and obstacles do not cease just because you are in the process of finding your way across a valley in the wintertime.  Practicing good techniques with your map, your compass, a proper pace count, and terrain association (matching what you see on the ground with your maps and charts) are the keys to winning in the wintertime, along with perseverance.  A good cup of coffee also helps!  Happy trails!  JJ out!

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published February 20th, 2018

Daily Digest 2/20 - Sowing The Seeds Of The Next Crisis, Is Oil Price Volatility On The Way?

Peak Prosperity - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:38
  • Venezuela cryptocurrency to draw investment from Turkey, Qatar-official
  • Debt Is Sowing the Seeds of the Next Crisis
  • Sure, the U.S. and Russia often meddle in foreign elections. Does it matter?
  • Professor Levin: U.S. Ambassadors and the CIA changed governments in the Balkans
  • Influence? In this economy?
  • Erasing History
  • Is Volatility in Oil Price on the Way, Again?
  • Pollen data shows humans reversed natural global cooling

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Fred Hickey: Why A Lifelong Technology Expert Favors Owning Gold

Peak Prosperity - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 13:35

Fred Hickey, frequent cited expert on Bloomberg News and Barron's Roundtable, has been publishing his author extremely well-respected investment newsletter, The High-Tech Strategist, for 31 years. And he is more worried about the state of the financial markets today than he's ever been

Ironically, this lifelong expert in "all things technology" has concluded that gold (the "barbaric relic") is the sanest asset to put one's capital in these days -- both due to its safety factor and it's current level of undervaluation. He expects the precious metals to fare well during the downward market volatility he foresees, and he is now tracking the mining stocks closely as he predicts they will experience dramatic appreciation from here.

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Daily Digest 2/19 - How To Save Our Infrastructure, Why It's So Hard For Democracy To Address Inequality

Peak Prosperity - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:46
  • Big Profits Drove a Stock Boom. Did the Economy Pay a Price?
  • Islamic Volkerwanderung
  • Why Is It So Hard for Democracy to Deal With Inequality?
  • From imitation to innovation: How China became a tech superpower
  • Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership
  • The Stock Market Is Not Out of the Woods
  • To Save Our Infrastructure, Make Every Road A Toll Road
  • Future U.S. Oil Production Will Collapse Just As Quickly As It Increased
  • As we age, cancer rates go up as immune system winds down

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10 Cool Season Plants You Can Grow Today!

Ready Nutrition - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 06:33

Who’s itching to get back in the garden and start growing some yummy veggies? For those who are in the “I can’t wait” group (I’m definitely in this group), there are a few vegetable varieties that you can grow now and tend to do well in colder conditions. In fact, sometimes the cold weather makes certain vegetables taste better! My grandfather always planted his turnip greens in the fall so they would get some frost on them. He said they always tasted better that way.

That made me ask why this was? I found out that when colder temperatures hit vegetables like parsnips, celery, carrots and, kale it causes a biological reaction and the vegetables begin producing sugars, thus making them sweeter. Pretty neat, huh? That said, you want to plant cool-season crops early enough in the fall or spring so they can complete their full cycle up to harvest before the temperatures get too disagreeable. As well, make sure you that you plant early enough in fall to allow plants to reach maturity before hard frosts hit or the daytime temperature drops too low. In spring, you’ll need to take the opposite approach, waiting to plant until the air and soil temperatures are warm enough for the plants to thrive.

Growing in the cooler temperatures also have fewer insect infestations that bother growing plants.

10 Cool Season Plants You Can Grow Today

Even though the days are still cool, there are some seeds you can start today.

  1. Beets – The trick to growing beets is to not plant them deeply. 1/2 inch to 1 inch deep is sufficient! Go with 1 inch deep, as the temperature warms, because it will be cooler underground. When the beet matures, you want to see a portion of the root above ground. You can use the greens in salads or stir-fry, or give them your livestock as a treat.
  2. Broccoli – In the Fall or Spring, plant broccoli in full sun. They love the sunshine! Too much shade causes legginess and slow maturation. When the plant matures, it will bear five to six-inch heads but new side shoots will produce so you can harvest regularly.
  3. Bunching Onion – These little guys will be one of the first seeds to germinate and want to be grown in groups of 6 or more. Start seeds 6 weeks before your last frost date and plant in successions for a continuous harvest.
  4. Cabbage – Who doesn’t like fresh cole slaw or sauteed cabbage in their stir fry? The great thing about cabbage is it can be stored for up to a month in the refrigerator. An easy way to ensure cabbages grow big heads is to make sure you have quality soil and a good nitrogen-rich fertilizer to give them while they are growing. As well, adding lots of compost right before planting will ensure the small cabbage plants grow to their maximum growth.
  5. Carrots – The secret to growing carrots is to plant them in heavily composted, sandy soil. Mulching really helps keep the soil moist so the carrots can grow fast and keep weeds out. As well, plant the carrots in full sun and strategically space them so they have room to grow.
  6. Kale – This green leafy vegetable is the talk of the town these days thanks to its big health benefits. Growing kale is a breeze and will produce is as little as 50 days if you give it the right conditions. If you are planting in during the cool seasons, plant it in full sun and plant with some companion plants like beets, celery, cucumbers, herbs, onions, spinach, chard, and potatoes. Water well and give your kale some organic fertilizer every 6-8 weeks for optimum growth.
  7. Peas – Peas are easy to grow, so are an ideal first crop for beginner gardeners. They are simply one of the easiest plants to grow. Start seeds outside after the last frost date. Plant them with low-growing companions plants like carrots, radish, and turnips.
  8. Radish – Growing radishes is one of the easiest seeds to add to the garden. These little guys want to grow for you! Plant radishes in a seedbed with adequate drainage and space seeds ½ inch to an inch deep and one inch apart in rows 12 inches apart. Radishes need full sun and little to no fertilizer.
  9. Spinach – This is one of my favorite leafy greens to plant while it’s still cold out. Spinach loves cool weather and many gardeners have two crops; one planted 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost in the spring, and again 6 to 8 weeks before the first frost in the fall. Make sure your soil has a neutral pH. Spinach is one of the few vegetables (along with beets and chard) that prefers a neutral to alkaline soil (pH 7.0 or above).
  10. Swiss Chard – This vegetable variety is as prolific as it is tolerant to the growing conditions. It has a long growing season and is a great substitute for spinach if you’re looking to shake things up in the kitchen. Soak seeds overnight to help expedite the germination process. Sow seeds two weeks before your last frost date. When seedlings emerge, thin to 12 inches apart. Give Swiss chard plants 1 or 2 inches of water each week and heavily mulch around them to conserve soil moisture and keep weeds at bay.

Herbs are also seed choices you can start early. They may need more time indoors to grow but will be ready to plant for the summer.

Although these cold-hardy vegetables like lower temperatures, young plants may need a little protection. Cold frames or garden tunnels, like this one, are great for the smaller gardens and easily expand and can be removed. Adding these at extreme temperatures (usually below about 55° Fahrenheit) will protect young plants during crucial growing phases.

By starting the growing season early you can enjoy your harvest with fresh, seasonal vegetables. Happy Gardening!

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published February 19th, 2018

Daily Digest 2/17 - Central Banks Will Let The Next Crash Happen, The Return Of Dubai's Ultimate Folly

Peak Prosperity - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:35
  • Central Banks Will Let The Next Crash Happen
  • Intel chief: Federal debt poses 'dire threat' to national security
  • Government sneaks through APRA ‘bail-in’ law, but fuels anti-bank revolt
  • Not the end of The World: the return of Dubai's ultimate folly 
  • The Dollar and Gold for 2018 
  • How Schools Stopped Recent Shootings Before They Happened
  • Shadowy criminals are prowling the seas and putting food supplies in danger
  • Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

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It's Even Worse Than You Think

Peak Prosperity - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:58
Executive Summary
  • Just how rampant is the fraud in today's markets?
  • How last week's volatility spike nearly crashed the system
  • Why a massive price correction is both necessary, inevitable & overdue
  • Why the future of our democracy itself hangs in the balance

If you have not yet read Part 1: The Worst Threat We Face Is Right Here At Home, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

As I recently wrote, what broke in early February was volatility itself.  The volatility trade is one where tremendous firepower is concentrated because of a massive concentration of computer trading strategies that are all keyed off of volatility.

One of them is the so-called “risk-parity” trade, where computers are balancing and rebalancing a blended portfolio of stocks and bonds based entirely off of what the volatility index is doing.

So if volatility is falling, these algorithms are buying stocks.  Said another way, if you wanted to rig the cash market to go higher, you could either buy a huge amount of stocks directly, or you could buy a much smaller amount of index futures. Or you buy sell an even tinier amount of volatility.

If you sold volatility, you're be said to be “short volatility.” 

And who is “short volatility”, as revealed in their most recently released meeting notes? The Federal Reserve.

This is critically important because...

 

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The Worst Threat We Face Is Right Here At Home

Peak Prosperity - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:58

The Federal Reserve has done far more self-inflicted harm to long-term US interests than anything that Russia has been accused of, let alone been proven to have done. At this point, there’s no contest between the two. 

The worst threats we face are right here at home.

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Off The Cuff: Will The Dollar Weakness Continue?

Peak Prosperity - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:44

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

  • The Falling Dollar
    • Are we finally being punished for our spendthrift policies?
  • The Falling Bond Market
    • Expected with rising interest rates...
  • Volatile Stocks
    • They are still far too overvalued, so expect another big drop
  • Gold Finally Looking Good?
    • Gold's technicals (and fundamentals) are looking their best in years

The US dollar has fallen in price relative to other currencies quite dramatically over the past few months. This is an area of particular expertise for this week's guest, John Rubino, who points out that current policy being pursued by the US administration is not likely to help the dollar strengthen anytime soon.

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Daily Digest 2/16 - Good News Friday: Giving Up Plastic For Lent, How Do You Build A Healthy City?

Peak Prosperity - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:20
  • How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its secrets
  • Second U.S. judge blocks Trump administration from ending DACA program
  • Building A Latino-Muslim Coalition With #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque
  • Trump's travel ban is unconstitutional religious discrimination, US court rules
  • A California city is launching the first US experiment in basic income — meet the 27-year-old mayor behind it
  • Paid sick days measure for Austin workers passes early Friday morning after hours of tinkering, testimony
  • Church of England issues anti-plastic tips for Lent
  • Bacteria Might Hold The Answers In The Global Battle Against Oil Spills

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Biological Warfare: Is Smallpox a Threat? Recent Government Activity Suggests It Is

Ready Nutrition - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:06

ReadyNutrition Readers, we have done several articles on biological weapons, as well as specific diseases that one might encounter with an attack by a so-called “rogue” state.  But we also know the value of a good “false flag,” that is an operation by a government and made to appear to be something different.  The burning of the Reichstag prior to World War II and blaming it on Marius Van Der Lubbe is one example.

In this vein, recently a vaccine for Smallpox has come to the forefront of news reports. An article from Outbreak News Today is reporting on an investigational smallpox vaccine that has successfully passed one of its clinical trial phases.  As a matter of fact, it is so successful that USAMRIID (the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) has been doing the testing…and is developing this as an alternative to the current U.S. smallpox vaccine.

“If approved, this vaccine will have a direct impact on improving force health protection for U.S. Soldiers and other service members who are required to be immunized against smallpox,” said COL Gary Wheeler, commander of USAMRIID.

According to Paul Chaplin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bavarian Nordic, IMVAMUNE has been given to more than 7,800 subjects in 21 clinical studies, including this trial and one other Phase 3 study. He said the company plans to file a Biological License Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration later this year.

“This program has only been possible through the consistent and strong support of numerous U.S. Government agencies and demonstrates what can be achieved through a successful public-private partnership to protect the public from the deliberate release of the smallpox virus,” Chaplin added.

If the disease was eradicated more than 40 years ago, then why all the concern now?

Smallpox does not exist in its natural state outside of laboratories.  It is, however, kept as a biological weapon in many countries, including North Korea, China, Russia, and Iran, as well as the United States.  USAMRIID is located at Fort Dietrich, Maryland, the premier research facility for bioweapons in the United States, as well as a “repository” for many devastating pathogens such as Ebola Virus and Avian Flu (Bird Flu) Virus.

The kicker: the U.S. government has ordered $133 million of the smallpox vaccine, and Canada recently ordered just over 65,000 doses of this experimental vaccine, going by the name “IMVAMUNE” and produced by the Bavarian Nordic corporation. 

Prepare for pandemics and other disasters with this comprehensive preparedness guide How This Deadly Pathogen Can Affect You

Firstly, I strongly recommend going into the archives and reading the articles on bioweapons and smallpox.  I have detailed a good deal of information about herbal aids with such a threat.  In addition, emphasis must be placed on the fact that it is possible to obtain such medicines in Canada and bring them into the United States.  Before you are rendered completely aghast, remember there are legal methods for obtaining such meds, provided they aren’t banned in the United States.

But if the United States government is testing them for its use it makes it highly likely that you may be able to import some for yourself.  We faced a similar situation back around 2009-2010 with stockpiles of Tamiflu running out.  Granted, it is not a “perfect medicine,” but it is better to have something and have the choice of whether to use it or not than not to have it and have no choice whatsoever.

Again, as with all SHTF scenarios, you’ll have to weigh what you can do and what you will do in order to ensure that you have a fighting chance with all of it.  Stay in that good fight.

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published February 16th, 2018

Daily Digest 2/15 - London Bankers Contemplate “Imminent” Crash, The African Anthropocene

Peak Prosperity - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:24
  • He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.
  • City of London financiers contemplate “imminent” 2018 US stock market crash of up to “50%”
  • How NAFTA helped an American company sue Canada — and win
  • The African Anthropocene
  • As West Fears the Rise of Autocrats, Hungary Shows What’s Possible
  • Bigger Than The Law: Becoming More Ethical Than the Society You Grew Up In
  • This Chart Says Gold Is Beginning a Long-Term Uptrend
  • Physical Oil Markets Don’t Lie – Is Another Crash Likely?

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Daily Digest 2/14 - Households Borrowing More, Opioid Epidemic Cost Is $1T And Climbing

Peak Prosperity - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:41
  • The pension nightmare for California’s cities is getting scarier
  • Mayor Breaks His Promise! 40% of LA’s Streets have ‘D’ or ‘F’ Rating!
  • Upcoming state elections cast shadow over Illinois budget prospects
  • Households Are Borrowing More to Fuel Spending, Wells Fargo Says
  • National debt jumps $175 billion after debt ceiling suspended
  • As US corporate leverage soars, is history repeating?
  • Colombia and Brazil Announce Border Controls as Venezuelans Flee En Masse
  • A record number of states see well-being worsen
  • Cost Of U.S. Opioid Epidemic Since 2001 Is $1 Trillion And Climbing
  • U.S. health care costs up 29% because of obesity

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Your Computer May Not Survive a Collapse But These Off-Grid Archiving Strategies Will

Ready Nutrition - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 05:47

I will admit that I am not the most technologically “savvy” individual, and I’m certainly not armed with all the modern “conveniences” that most people take as a necessity.  Cell phones, Kindle devices, M-pad/I-pod/UFO-whatever-for-music…don’t use ‘em.  That being said, I know they have their merits, but it’s the same type of lesson I tried to impart to my son when he went into the service.

He picked up one of those high-speed wrist compasses…the digital kind…but I constantly remind him to use that “old-fashioned” lensatic compass as his mainstay.  He listens, although he prefers to use his gizmo.  I’m just happy he carries the lensatic with him and knows how to use it.  I made sure he knew how to use it.

Create a Survival Library with Hard-Copy Notes and Archives

In this light, remember that all of our technology can collapse in the blink of an eye.  The collapse can be precipitated by any number of things…grid failure/brownouts, an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) strike, a nuclear war, or just a societal collapse that has a “downtrickle” of losing critical infrastructure and modern power systems.  In that light, it is best to take your digital and electronic libraries and ensure they are duplicated into hard-copy.  Consider investing in a typewriter to pass this valuable information on. Let’s give some suggestions, and you can take them, and tailor them to suit your needs.

  1. Whenever you watch any kind of training video/DVD, you should always take notes and summarize it. Pick up the key points, supplementing them with your own notes and diagrams to help clarify the instruction.  A composition-type notebook works well for this.  I take rough notes on a sheet of paper, and then recopy them into the notebook.
  2. Summarize books and other works: Turn a 300-page book into 8-10 pages of intense notes…summarize and shoot for brevity and clarity in your notes. This is not to say, “don’t keep books,” but rather, read them and take good notes that you can glance at to glean any important information you may need to use.
  3. Print out the important how-to’s and “archive” notes: don’t just store it on hard drive or jump drive! Although that is important, you want to make sure your information is printed off.  Strive for accuracy, compactness, neatness, and organization in all of your notes.
  4. File similar subjects in a binder/common protector: This is especially important when you’re dealing with things such as first-aid and medicine. Protect the info., and keep it well-organized
  5. Military Med Chests: Yes, made out of strong aluminum, these stackable canisters are perfect to place your archives and books inside after wrapping them up in plastic…preferably contractor-grade bags around 6 mils in thickness.
  6. Durable plastic bins: These can work if they’re really tough and are water-tight. The biggest problems with notes, archives, and books are water, mildew, bugs, and fire, in that order.  You want to make sure everything is in plastic and sealed up tight.
  7. Duplicate everything…1-6 up there? You should have one copy out for your general use, and another sealed up in a safe place.

The last measure mentioned is not just for you and your family.  The last measure is to provide information for those not here with us yet, or those not old enough to use the information right now.  Think beyond yourself and your own lifetime, or even the lifetimes of your kids.  You want to leave a legacy?  Who cares if they know who you are?  There will still be those who will thank you for leaving records and how-to’s they can use.  Want a good example?  Read the book “Lucifer’s Hammer,” by Niven and Pournelle.  Be more than a student, or a secretary.  Be a custodian…of information…. a caretaker, taking care for future generations.  Hard copy for all information…to include books!…is the way to save the knowledge.  Stay in that good fight!  JJ out!

 

Additional Reading:

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Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published February 14th, 2018

Timo Marshall: How To Make Alcohol

Peak Prosperity - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 23:46

The process of distilling alcohol to produce common spirits -- like vodka, gin, whiskey, bourbon, brandy, rum, tequila, and vermouth -- is not widely known. 

On this podcast, we're joined by Timo Marshall, co-founder of Spirit Works Distillery. In today's discussion, Timo walks through the basic science underlying the distillation process, what differentiates the most common spirits from one another, and what resources are available to those interested in taking up the practice.

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LAST CALL: Our 'Volatility Attacks!' Webinar Is Tonight @ 8pm EST

Peak Prosperity - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:35

As a reminder: Our 'Volatility Attacks!' webinar takes place TONIGHT at 8pm EST.

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Daily Digest 2/13 - Washington Creating Perfect Economic Storm, The Threat of Contagion

Peak Prosperity - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:34
  • Trump's $4.4T budget would move U.S. deficits sharply higher
  • Washington Is Creating a Perfect Economic Storm
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Chemtrail Poisoning: 3 Natural Herbs That Protect Against and Detox Your Body From Heavy Metals

Ready Nutrition - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 05:58

ReadyNutrition Guys and Gals, undoubtedly you have all read articles that I wrote on several herbs that I recommended as a mainstay to help you fight disease and maintain good healthy systems.  How many times have I figuratively jumped up and down to expound on the benefits of garlic?  Well, garlic is back in the picture again, along with two other herbs.  This time to help you to protect yourself against the chemtrails, and against the heavy metals you find in food, water, air, and virtually omnipresent throughout the home.  In truth, we face a toxic array of chemicals: a labyrinth that is difficult to find an exit from.  These herbs are the “clew” to give you a good start.

Chelation Therapy Could Be the Key

First, what is chelation therapy?  It is a little-known and often misunderstood arena of holistic health care.  It is a simple concept.  Chelants are organic substances that (through the activity of ions) manage to bind themselves to metal ions, termed chelation; in so binding, chelation makes it possible for the metal to be excreted from the body.

Studies too numerous to count have found that chemtrails (those lovely, wispy, cloudlike-trails in the sky) produced by jet contrails) contain numerous chemicals and metals, especially Aluminum and Magnesium among others.  These metals (when inhaled or ingested, such as when they settle on crops and fresh produce or penetrate the water supply) cause many different ailments in the body, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, and other associated degenerative disorders of the brain and its neuron complex.

We’re going to cover three herbs you can use to start out your medicinal arsenal to battle the intake of these metals, from whatever source they originate.  Let’s do it!

3 Herbs That Protect Against Chemtrail Poisoning
  1. Garlic (Allium sativa): Aww, you knew it was coming! Yes, JJ’s favorite…the greatest of all the herbal “broad spectrum” healers!  Metals are no different: garlic does a number on them.  Garlic chelates lead, mercury, and cadmium…major “pests” of metals found in water and food.  It binds to them and effectively pulls them out of the body.  Safe, not invasive, and inexpensive…be advised: the stuff you buy fresh in your grocery store is indeed excellent…soft-neck garlic possesses the greatest and strongest herbal medical potential.
  2. Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum): Oh, yeah, baby! Cilantro is another “big gun” for your arsenal.  The herb neutralizes intercellular deposits of metals…those are metals that go into the cells.  Cilantro changes the ionic charges of the metals, and this enables their grasp on the cells to be broken…where they pass into the urine.  Mercury, lead, and aluminum are the ones that it acts upon the most.
  3. Chlorella (Chlorella regularis): The last batter up, for the winning home run! Yes, indeed, chlorella binds to the metals and takes them out of bone, brain, vital organs, and muscle to pass through and away from you.  Chlorella is green algae that is unicellular that contains several types of chlorophyll.  It is also high in protein (45% after it’s dehydrated), along with other nutrients.  It is inexpensive and available in Wal-Mart as well as health food concerns.

So, what we have outlined are three that you can use immediately in the battle to detoxify yourself and reduce the amount of heavy metals in your system.  I have recommended these because they are safe, effective, readily available, and not at all expensive.  You can blend them into your diet effortlessly and get off to a flying start.  If you research each one, you’ll find they have numerous other uses.  They can be cultivated with ease (yes, even chlorella), and stocked up for your supplies.  JJ out!

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published February 13th, 2018

Daily Digest 2/12 - Consumer Watchdog Agency Defanged, Is The Universe A Conscious Mind?

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