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Pt 2 – Creating a First Aid Kit Suited to YOU and YOUR Needs - Tue 11 Oct 2016, 5:35 pm

Pt 2 – Creating a First Aid Kit Suited to YOU and YOUR Needs

By Ray Gano -
April 15, 2016


Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Ray-gano-med In the first part of our discussion about a customized first aid kit for you and your family I introduced the different levels or foundations.

REVIEW – Foundation #1 – Custom Car First Aid Kit

First foundation was a customized car first aid kit.
What I took was an off the shelf Coleman First Aid Kit and used that as my basic foundation for my customized car kit.
From that I added the following items…

  • Trauma Shears
  • Israeli Compression Bandage
  • Military Issue Combat Application Tourniquet
  • Quick Clot Blood Clotting Agent
  • Super Glue Single Packs
  • Gorilla Tape To-Go
  • Hand Sanitizer Gel
  • Microfiber Travel Towel

If this is to much to think about, I highly recommend a all in one pack called – Trauma Pak with QuikClot
In your car kit I am also recommending that you put a few ounces of silver / American Eagle silver dollars in my kits. Why? You never know when you will be in a situation where you need to have some quick money.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Renaissance-Precious-Metals-300x175 Situation #1 – You are stuck on the side of the road, and your wife is injured. Someone has pulled over to help and you need a ride to the hospital. Having a couple of silver dollars in your first aid kit might help secure a ride.
Situation #2 – You need a fast hotel room to apply medical treatment. Again whipping out some silver may be the thing to gain you access.
The good thing is that this is money that is difficult to spend quickly.  But in an emergency situation, people have offered services when you surprise them with some silver.
As always, I recommend getting your silver from Steve Quayle’s Renaissance Precious Metals. He makes it easy to purchase a few ounces just for a situation like this.
Renaissance Precious Metals – http://www.sqmetals.com

Recommended Custom Basic Car First Aid Kit

Coleman First Aid Kit – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Coleman-First-Aid-Kit
Trauma Shears – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Trauma-Scissors
Israeli Compression Bandage – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Israeli-Compression-Bandage
Military Issue Combat Application Tourniquet – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tourniquet
Quick Clot Blood Clotting Agent – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Quick-Clot
Super Glue Single Packs – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Super-Glue-Single-Packs
Gorilla Tape To-Go – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Gorilla-Tape-To-Go
Hand Sanitizer Gel – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Small-Hand-Sanitizer-Gel
Microfiber Travel Towel – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Microfiber-Travel-Towel

REVIEW – Foundation #2 – Custom Urban Home First Aid Kit

The first level / foundation is our car kit, and our second level / foundation is our urban First aid kit.
By foundations or levels what you have in your Urban Home First Aid Kit will also have the same items that your Customized Car First Aid Kit.
Most important is a good means to keep your kit in a good secure bag / backpack of some sorts.
You need something simple to keep your first aid gear organized. Organization is critical so that you can find stuff in a hurry.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 First-aid-3V-Velox-II-web-266x300 After doing a lot of research, I have found the “3V Gear Velox II Large Tactical Backpack”
I like this for several reasons…
It flips completely open exposing the main compartment. This is important so that when you arrive on the scene you can quickly unzip it and get to the items you need quickly.
It is rugged, tough and with the MOLLE set up you can add more bags, canteen, ect to the outside. It also has Velcro strapping on some of the pockets so that you can Velcro things to the outside like labels, patches, etc. These sort of labels can also assist you in finding things you need quickly.
It isn’t small, but it isn’t huge either. You want a first aid pack that you can quickly pick up with one hand and sling it on your back if you have to. The straps on this also are very rugged and positioned well so they do not rub. You can carry this for some time on your back and not be hampered by the straps cutting into your neck like a standard school backpack does.
It also comes in different colors. So if you are not the OD Green type, there are other colors to choose from.
3V Gear Velox II – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-MOLLE-Tactical-Backpack
According to the Center for Disease Control , around 213,000 people are treated in emergency rooms each year for injuries that result from outdoor recreation.
The most common injuries (27.4 percent of them), are fractures, followed by muscle strain and sprains (23.9 percent), bruises and abrasions (15.9 percent), lacerations (14.81 percent) and dislocations (3.81 percent).
The CDC also lists concussions, burns, crushing, dental injuries, skin inflammation and poisoning as other common injuries experienced in the outdoors.
If you have not read my first article on a Urban Home Custom First Aid Kit, take the time to read all the items that believe will help you build a really great custom first aid kit for your home.  I go into great detail as to what is realistic to have on hand.
You can read the first part of that article here…
http://raygano.com/creating-a-first-aid-kit-suited-to-you-and-your-needs/
Please take the time to read that because you need the #2 Level / Foundation items so that you can then build off of that and go to our #3 Level / Foundation Custom Suburban / Country First Aid Kit.

Foundation #3 – Custom Suburban / Country First Aid Kit

You have your custom car kit and your custom urban kit, now we are going to take those two kits and build off of those to create a custom suburban / country kit.
NOTE – As I have mentioned before, you will run into different sort of wounds living in the city/urban environment than that which you will run into living in a suburban/ country environment.
What I am presenting is suggestions that I think are wise if you live in a suburban / country environment.
But my suggestions are not an end all to be all. What you need to do is really survey your living situation and think about what illnesses or injuries you or your family may encounter.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Where-there-is-no-doctor-209x300 One of the first things that I recommend to anyone living outside and a distance from a doctor or clinic is one of the best books in the world, “Where There Is No Doctor” by David Werner
This book was written with missionaries in mind being in the deepest parts of the world where no doctor is available. So you become the primary care giver. This book is a wealth of information and will teach you have to treat a plethora of illnesses, injuries and even some minor surgeries. It is written in a very easy to understand way so that a lay person can read it and be able to perform medical functions. It also has a lot of images to help the person who is treating and caring for the sick.
One other thing that I am really impressed with this book is the list of medicines and illnesses in the back. For example, you need to use an antibiotic, but you are not sure what antibiotic to use. This appendix helps you determine what doses and medicines for you to use for certain situations.
Where there Is No Doctor – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Where-There-Is-No-Doctor
There are some great companions books that go along with this series that I HIGHLY recommend as well.
Where there is no Dentist – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Where-There-Is-No-Dentist
Where there is no doctor for Women – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Where-There-Is-No-Womans-Dr
Finally I recommend and excellent book by my friends Dr. Joseph Alton AKA “Doc Bone” and his wife “Nurse Amy”  “The Survival Medicine Handbook.”
The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way
These are all very good books to have on your shelf and I would keep “where there is no doctor” in your bag so you have it as a reference.
In fact, the author made the book available for free in a PDF version. If you would like to download a copy to keep on a Kindle or Smart phone, you can download the PDF here…
Where There Is  No Doctor PDF –
http://raygano.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/nodoctor.pdf
 — IMPORTANT NOTE —
I DO NOT recommend this be your only copy. You need to have a physical copy of this book so that you can look things up in a hurry and possibly have someone holding the book so that you can read and treat at the same time.

In The Country? Beware The Critters

As man moves out into the country where critters live, he is more than likely going to run into said critters.
Some of these animals are nice, cute and cuddly, others will kill you if you harass them to much.
Some of the most common is the Rattlesnakes, Cotton Mouth / Water Moccasin, and the Copperhead. There are others like the Coral Snake, but statistics show that they are not as aggressive as the vipers mentioned above.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Cutter-snakebitekit-no-go-220x300 So what you need is an excellent snake bite kit.
Forget those little “Cutter Hi-Lo” snake bite kits.   They are outdated and it is found that cutting the wound to make it bleed is not a good idea.
There is a great kit on the market called “The Sawyer Snake Bite Kit” which uses a special pump that looks more like a syringe and it is very easy to use. In fact, you can use it with one hand if you had to use it on yourself.
Here  is the description of the Sawyer Snake Bite Kit…
The Sawyer Extractor Pump Kit extracts venom and poisons from the bites and stings of snakes, bees, wasps, mosquitoes and more. The Extractor’s double chamber vacuum pump action is designed to provide powerful suction for the extraction of venoms and poisons without the need for scalpel blades or knives used in other kits. Because it’s a pump, not a syringe, it’s easy to use with one hand.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Sawyer-kit-300x300 When using, select one of the 4 plastic cups that will best cover the bitten area and attach it to the pump, then using your thumb simply push the plunger and the extractor pump will quickly and effectively remove venom’s and poisons from beneath your skin. By simply cleaning the cups after each use you can safely reuse the pump many times over.
The Sawyer Extractor is most effective at retrieving venom outside of the muscle areas of the body. Retrieving venom quickly can significantly improve treatment results by medical practitioners. In muscle areas such as the calf muscles, venom quickly enters the circulatory system and an extractor pump is less effective.
This is the kit that we have, in fact because they are so inexpensive, I have several and keep them in places where I can get to one quickly if I have to.
Sawyer Extractor Pump Kit – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Sawyer-Snake-Bite-Kit

Dealing With Bee, Wasp, Scorpion Stings

You do not know how many times I have been pruning a bush and I upset a wasp’s nest that I had no idea was there.
Talk about a sting that really hurts. Those buggers pack a punch. Usually I get stung on my forearm and when it has happened, it swells up pretty badly.
When this happens, the first thing that I do is get my Benadryl and pop a few of those. It will help with any possible allergic reaction that I might have.
Benadryyl – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Benadryl
Second I get some anti-sting medicine on it and it helps ease the pain.
Sting Kill Swabs – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Sting-Kill-Swabs
Third, and this is something that I found really helps is putting a cold pack / ice pack on the sting. What is amazing is that the cold literally shuts down the pain. Why it works I have no idea, but it helps.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Mueller-ice-bag-web-119x300 I remember recently I got stung by a scorpion and I slept with an ice pack on my foot, (that’s where I got stung) and it kept the pain at bay pretty well. I wrapped one of those old fashioned ice packs on my foot with an ace bandage and it was good to go.
Muller Ice Pack – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Muller-Ice-Pack
These are a great thing to have no matter what and have many applications.
SPECIAL NOTE – If you live in the country, you may want to get a test done to see if you are hyper-allergic to bee stings and the such. If you are or you know that you are, you need to have some “eppi-pens” prescribed to you so that you do not go into anaphylactic shock and your airway becomes constricted. Benadryl will help with this, but if you hyper-allergic, it is better to be safe than to be sorry.

Punctures & Serious Lacerations (cuts)

Living in the country often means having to do laborious outdoor work. It also means that you will be exposed to tools of the farming trade that you may not be so familiar with, for example…

  • Pitchfork
  • Machete
  • Scythe
  • Hoe
  • Ax
  • Chainsaw
  • Hatchet
  • Long Knife
  • Skinning Knife
  • … and the list goes on.

You get the idea. Many of these tools can really do some damage. If you are punctured or cut with one of these, you’re in a world of hurt.
Now the items that I am going to recommend may sound funny to you, but if you think of the logic around these items, they make complete sense.
Not only is it a good idea to have several Israeli bandages on hand, but I have found that using women’s sanitary products, which are made to absorb large amounts of blood, can also help in a big way.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Tampax-tampon-web What turned me on to this ideology was when I was attending a CQC handgun class. The teacher said that he kept several tampons in his “blow-out” kit. He noticed that the different sizes of tampons correspond to the different sizes of bullet wounds.
Small tampon – .22 – .38 bullet
Medium/Regular tampon – 9mm – 45 cal
Large tampon – 357 on up.
Because these are made to expand and basically stop the bleeding, inserting these into a puncture wound will also do the same thing. Pour some “quick clot” on the wound and insert the tampon and you could effectively stop the bleeding long enough to get the person to a clinic or hospital.
Super Absorbent Tampon – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tampon-Puncture-Wound
Women’s kotex can also help be uses as pressure bandages. The different thickness’ and sizes can be adapted to different cuts you may need to treat.
In today’s modern kotex they are treated so that they can absorb more blood  in a thinner amount of padding.
So if you were out in the field cutting down weeds and vines and your arm or leg got badly cut, applying one of these “sanitary napkins” could help keep the bleeding at bay.
SPECIAL NOTE – As I have stated before, I HIGHLY recommend having multiple Israeli compression bandages on hand. But if you do not have some of these, then applying quick clot, a kotex pad and wrap it with an Ace bandage can also help. A sanitary napkin is just a quick replacement in case you do not have a compression bandage in your kit.

One Final Thing To Think About Pet Medicine

If you have pets, and you live out in the country, you may want to think about how you will treat them medically if they have an injury or illness.
The best place to start is… you guessed it, a first aid kit.
Here is what I recommend the “AKC Pet First Aid Kit.” Couple this with what you have in your total kit and you have what you need to treat most pet injuries and illnesses.
This kit can be used from everyday tick removals, insect bites, extra water for a walk in the park and of course when emergency help is required for your pet.
This 50 piece kit, also provides extra room inside so that you can customize it for your pet. Good things to think of including are some of your pet’s favorite treats, any special medications they may need, special vet instructions, etc.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Pet-first-aid Some of the items in this kit include…

  • waterproof emergency ID card
  • a thermal foil emergency blanket,
  • reflective leash,
  • a collapsible food/water bowl,
  • plastic water bottle,
  • plastic pill/vitamin container,
  • alcohol cleansing pads,
  • medicine applicator,
  • fur-friendly vet wrap,
  • tweezers with attached magnifying glass,
  • pet safety guide and more.

We have two of these kits and we have added a 16 oz bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide to clean wounds and also if needed to help induce vomiting in case the dog ate something poisonous. Included in this are some syringes so we can draw up a certain amount of peroxide and then administer it down the pets throat. The size of the pet will determine the amount of hydrogen peroxide you will need to use.
AKC Pet First Aid Kit – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-AKC-Pet-First-Aid-Kit
We also have included charcoal pills that will also help with poisonous substances that the dog may have ingested. Please note that since we own dogs, most of what I am suggesting is geared to dogs, but in a lot of cases can be used for cats as well.
Also continuing the “Where There Is No Doctor” theme, here is an excellent book that I recommend, “Where There Is No Animal Doctor. The author’s hope that this book will be useful for people living in areas where there is no veterinarian available
This is an amazing manual covering animal functions of all the major domestic animals. It is written in a simple, easy to understand style, and like the other books, have many good graphics to help illustrate.
This book was really developed to benefit folks living in many of the rural areas of the world where livestock still play an important role in village life.
It deals with many different animal health related topics, including disease prevention, control and treatment, and the promotion of good animal nutrition.
It is hoped that people who use this book will be able to realize which disease conditions they can handle on their own and when to call for help from more experienced animal health workers.
Where there is no animal doctor – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-No-Animal-Doctor

Conclusion

It is my hope that this two part article has been able to serve you and help you think about creating and building your own Custom First Aid Kit no matter where you are located so that in any sort of emergency or even non-emergency situation, you can treat yourself and your family if you have to. Once you then have them stabilized and if needed, you can then seek further medical treatment from a medical professional in your area.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at ray.gano@prophezine.com
Stay Safe!
http://raygano.com/pt-2-creating-a-first-aid-kit-suited-to-you-and-your-needs/

BREAKING: Trump Just Had Secret Meeting With Ford, What Happened Next Will Make America Cheer! - Sun 09 Oct 2016, 4:56 pm

BREAKING: Trump Just Had Secret Meeting With Ford, What Happened Next Will Make America Cheer!

By Danny Gold -
October 5, 2016

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Don’t worry guys, there is no need to boycott Ford Motor Company anymore. Donald Trump just fixed everything in a single meeting!
The CEO of Ford Motor Company, Bill Ford, announced today that he and Trump had a top secret meeting in Trump Tower after Trump relentlessly attacked Ford for moving their small car production to Mexico.
Ford told the media,

“I’ve had a very good meeting with him. He’s a very good listener and he knows the facts.”

But the good news does not end there! Moments after revealing their secret meeting to the world, Ford Motors announced that it will be bringing 100% of all labor production of the Ford Bronco back to the United States!
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Okay, sure, it may not be the same as them bringing back all of the small-car production, but if Trump can do this while he is running for office, imagine what he will be able to do as President!
***To throw a little cherry on top, Ford did announce that they will be cutting absolutely ZERO American jobs when they make the move down to Mexico!
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Thanks, Mr. Trump! Your leadership is already improving our country in ways that Hillary Clinton couldn’t do in her 30 years in politics. Now all we gotta do is sit back, strap in, and ride this Bronco straight into the White House.
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Danny Gold
https://www.facebook.com/RealDannyGold/
America's #1 Writer. Considered one of the 10 most prominent Millenials in the 21st Century.
http://investmentwatchblog.com/breaking-trump-just-had-secret-meeting-with-ford-what-happened-next-will-make-america-cheer/

8 Alarming Warning Signs That Indicate War With Russia Could Be Imminent - Sat 08 Oct 2016, 7:53 pm

8 Alarming Warning Signs That Indicate War With Russia Could Be Imminent
October 6, 2016
PrepBlog
How many more indicators do we need to see to realize that  a major confrontation between Russia and the West  is approaching rapidly? Is World War III upon us? Because it’s certainly starting to look that way, and I am far from the only person saying it. The most alarming thing about it is that WWIII is most likely to involve nuclear weapons, which brings the destruction to a level that threatens the very existence of humanity .
Steve Rosenberg , Russia correspondent for the BBC tweets constantly about the situation in Russia. To quote him:

When 1 Russian paper talks about a war between US & Russia, that’s worrying. When 2 papers do it, it’s very worrying.

In no particular order, here are 8 warning signs that should grab your attention right now.

#1 The Epic Civilian Drill

This one worries the daylights out of me. Russia is currently conducting a drill that involves more than 40 million people and scenarios will cover biological, chemical, and nuclear emergencies.
The huge four-day “civil defence” drill has set alarm bells ringing in Washington and London, with tensions already high over disagreements in Syria.
Following a breakdown in communication between the USA and Russia, the Kremlin has now organised the huge emergency practice drill – either as a show of force or something more sinister.
The drill will prepare Russian citizens for “large natural and man-made disasters”, according to the country’s Ministry for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disaster.
The ministry revealed 40 million civilians, 200,000 emergency rescuers and 50,000 units of equipment are involved in the war game, which is running from October 4 to October 7.
A spokesman said in a statement: “The main goal of the drill is to practice organisation of management during civil defence events and emergency and fire management, to check preparedness of management bodies and forces of civil defence on all levels to respond to natural and man-made disasters and to take civil defence measures.” (source )

Can you hear me now? An activity on that level, with 40 million civilians? Are you really convinced that is a drill? The logistics alone make me wonder if action is about to be taken.

#2 The Deputy Commander of NATO and a US Admiral are worried

Back in May  the former deputy commander of NATO,  General Sir Alexander Richard Shirreff, warned that a major confrontation between Russia and the West. US Admiral James Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe, echoed that view saying:
“Under President Putin, Russia has charted a dangerous course that, if it is allowed to continue, may lead inexorably to a clash with Nato. And that will mean a war that could so easily go nuclear.” (source )

#3 Peace talks about a cease-fire in Syria have broken down

Talks between Washington and Moscow that aimed to broker a peaceful solution in Syria broke down completely last week.
The rift between the U.S. and Russia deepened Monday as the Obama administration quit talks over the failed cease-fire in Syria, saying Moscow’s role in the bombardment of Aleppo left nothing more to discuss.
The decision ends for now prospects for a truce and threatens to send the long war in a perilous new direction and makes hopes for a political settlement more distant. (source)

#4 Russia is no longer participating in a nuclear disarmament agreement that has lasted since 2000.

Russia has backed out of a deal to convert 34 tonnes of weapons grade plutonium into nuclear fuel each year.
Russia has just withdrawn from its agreement to dispose of enough weapons-grade plutonium to make 17,000 nuclear warheads.
And…they’re blaming the change of heart on the US.
In the year 2000 Russia and the United States agreed to end the arms race and each turn 34 metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium into reactor fuel every year. The agreement was re-affirmed in 2010.
In a statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United states of creating “a threat to strategic stability, as a result of unfriendly actions towards Russia.” (source )

#5 Russia is gearing up in Syria

It was reported that Russia has positioned a battery of S300 in Syria.
The specific type is said to be S-300VM, also known as Antey-2500. These are specially designed for defending against ballistic- and cruise missiles. The system will be stationed near Tartus harbor and will protect the Syrian east coast as well as the Russian fleet in the eastern Mediterranean. These also have good capabilities against attacking planes. A volley cruise missile attack by the U.S. against the Syrian and Russian airports and air forces in Syria, discussed in various U.S. papers as the start of a “no-fly zone” war, will be severely hampered by this. (source )

TASS, the Russian news agency confirmed this yesterday:
MOSCOW, October 4. /TASS/. One battery of the air defense system S-300 will provide protection for the Russian Navy’s logistic facility in Tartus and Russian ships off Syria’s yshores, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told the media on Tuesday.
“It is true that one battery of the S-300 air defense systems has been delivered to Syria. It is to provide protection for the naval logistics facility in Tartus and the Russian Navy’s task force,” Konashenkov said. (source )

#6 Four different European militaries have had to head off Russian bombers.

A document released by the French Ministry of defense states that on September 22nd FOUR European countries scrambled fighter jets to head off two Russian Blackjack bombers. The bombers headed across the top of Scotland from Norway, before skirting Ireland’s west coast towards France and Spain. Norway, the UK, France and Spain all sent up fighters to intercept the jets.
According to the statement, the two bombers were first detected by Norway, which scrambled two F-16 jets to accompany them to the north of Scotland – where they were then intercepted by RAF Typhoon aircraft.
French Rafale fighter planes then picked up the bombers after they skirted Ireland’s west coast, before Spain sent two F-18 jets to intercept the Russian planes north of Bilbao. (source )

#7 President Obama seems to be deliberately trying to provoke Putin.

This conflict is not just about Russia. Our own president has engaged in a peeing contest and has been every bit as provocative – possibly even more so. Obama has put boots on the ground in Syria, aiding the rebels who want to overthrow the current government of a sovereign nation.
You CANNOT just show up in another country and start calling the shots because you don’t like the way they do things.
I have questions.
Is this just sabre-rattling or does Obama really think he has the right to invade a foreign country, shoot down the aircraft of that country, and also shoot down the aircraft of an invited guest in that country?
Does he really think he would get away with it?
Is he deliberately trying to provoke other world leaders?
Does Obama actually want a war? Because this is how you get a war.
Is he totally insane?
Does he really think Vladimir Putin will sit back and say okay, fair enough, Barack, no biggie?
And getting into a p*ssing contest with Russia? What is he thinking?
Provoking Putin takes things to a whole new level. It puts millions more lives at risk, because what is currently a civil war could easily escalate into an international conflict with two superpowers on different sides. (source )

#8 Putin is provoking right back.

Recently, Russian stationed troops a mere 50 miles from the US border in Alaska.
Russia has been building its forces in the Arctic due to the natural resources present in the region but the latest move takes things to a whole new level. The forces are scheduled to be in place in less than two years time.
A defense meeting on Tuesday saw Sergei Shoigu, the Russian defence Minister admit that the decision to garrison troops in the area was actually made in 2015 and he confirmed the plans to push ahead with the formation of the Coastal defense division by 2018. The force will protect the coast from the Arctic in the north to the Primary Territory in the south.
It is fair to assume that the targets they had in 1983 will be the same targets as they have in 2018. They are strategic United States facilities that if nonoperational would hobble the United States defense capacity. (source )

Are you ready for this?

Be sure you’re prepped with emergency food , water , and other vital supplies , because when this goes downhill, it will gather speed in a hurry.
We are living in very troubling times and if we’re not careful the time to prepare for what lies ahead will have passed. We need to think very carefully about the preparations we make for the welfare of our family. Here are some resources you may find useful:

Articles

A Quick-Start Guide for New Preppers Who Want to Be Ready RIGHT NOW

Books

The Pantry Primer
The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide
The Prepper’s Blueprint
The Survival Mom
Prepper’s Natural Medicine
Prepper’s Armed Defense
Urban Emergency Survival Plan
 
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http://daisyluther.com/8-alarming-warning-signs-that-indicate-war-with-russia-could-be-imminent/

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Building The Mini EDC Pouch - Fri 07 Oct 2016, 6:06 pm

Building The Mini EDC Pouch

By Ray Gano -
October 7, 2016


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EDC… you hear that term a lot in the prepper circles and it is starting to become more main stream.
What is EDC ?  … Every Day Carry.
I got the following email from a reader…
Hello Ray,
My husband and I enjoy your articles on Steve Quayle’s website and have found them to be really informative. I like your writing style and it seems like you writing specifically to us.
I have an idea and I need your help.
I want to make a mini EDC bag that my husband can carry on his belt. He is a business man and can not wear his cargo pants. So he really does not have anywhere to keep his EDC items on him.
The problem is that I do not know what to get him and what sort of things he might appreciate. We are new preppers, and I don’t want to waste a lot of money getting all that “cool guy stuff”, as you like to call it, but I do not want to get him shoddy stuff that is a waste of money.
Please point me in the right direction.
Thank you,
Bev
I started to write Bev back and thought, HEY… this would make a great article So I hope that you do not mind Bev that I will share this with the world and possibly help some other wives put together a “Mini EDC Pouch.”

My EDC

Just so you know, my daily EDC is pretty minimal. Here is what I carry daily…
First…If I carry nothing else, I carry a knife and in fact the few times where I have ran out the door and forgotten it, I have stressed out knowing that I do not have a knife on me. I have two knives that I rotate…
Cold Steel Voyager Clip Point XL … OR
Cold Steel Ti-Lite 6”
Both of these are great knives and depending on where I am going I have one of these on me at all times.
Cold Steel Voyager Clip Point XL – this is a great all duty knife. I use this for just about everything. I cut meat, chop small trees and branches, skin a chicken, and it makes for a great self defense weapon. This is the knive that I carry most of the time.
Cold Steel Ti-Lite 6” – This is my go to battle blade. This is the knife I wear when I know that I am going down town and could possibly run into a situation. When people see this knife, well they kind of freak out because it is so large. I tell them it is my “pocket sword.” This thing is long. But what I like about it is that it is very versatile in the fight. You can use it as a kubaton, a fist filler like brass knuckles and when things get bad, flick the wrist and you can deploy the blade very easily.
BEV – Get your husband at least one of these knives. I do not know his day to day needs, but if you are worried about him getting into a mix up, get the Ti-Lite. If you are thinking day to day, get the Voyager Clip Point. He can carry this in his suit pocket and it will not weigh it down.
The other things I carry daily…
Self defense money clip
Para-cord survival bracelet
Uzi Tactical Pen
There are many other things that I can add to this list and at times when I am totally “geared up” it looks like I am wearing Batman’s Utility Belt.
But when I started thinking about Bev’s request I have to say that I was getting pretty enthusiastic about her idea. “HEY… no more Batman belt.”
Here are the issues and what I am looking for….
1 – I personally do not want to carry a man purse / messenger bag. Those are to big and like it or not, the bigger the bag, the more stuff you want to add to it.
2 – it has to hook / clip to my belt.
3 – it would be great if I had room in it to carry more of my EDC items, but not bulky.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Reebow-Gear-EDC-Bag-1-300x300 Well, I have to give credit where credit is due. My wife Tracye actually found the perfect bag. The Reebow Gear® Tactical Molle Pouch.
She sent me the link and WOW…. This thing is perfect and what is better is that the price is right. It ranges from $14.99 to $16.99 depending on the color you want.
The Reebow Gear pouch is a great organizer for big screen smart phone, camera, key, wallet, pen, knife, notebook, small tool etc small accessories, and even can be a holster. It has a lot of positive ratings and one guy even carries his Beretta 21A in it. Another comment also stated that you can carry a Glock 26 in this as well, which is what I carry when I am in C&C mode.  It is made out of CorDura, which is a really tough canvas material that takes a beating. Finally it has an external phone holster and slot to keep a tactical pen.
It has the MOLLE system attachment straps, so it can even be carried on a tactical belt or MOLLE vest or backpack.
The one negative that I have is that the canvas loops on the back that hook to your belt, well they can cause the pouch to droop a bit. Some guys may not mind this. Me, I like things snug so that I can access them quickly.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Blade-tek How I solved this is using the Blade Tech Tek Loc . This is a great locking mechanism that clips things that have the MOLLE set up to your belt. I have several of my larger fixed blade knives with this set up so that I can carry the fixed blade horizontally on my back clipped to my belt. This way I can pull the knife left handed and have a main weapon in my right.
The Blade Tech Tec Loc has all the hardware needed to make it nice and tight and hold it really well to you belt. It also has a locking mechanism that will then lock down and prevent what ever it is holding from dropping away.
This was a perfect solution to a small / mini EDC pouch.
BEV – this is your starting point; you can fill this tactical molle pouch with just about anything as long as it fits. I love this and I think your husband will also.

Gearing Up The Reebow Gear Tactical Molle Pouch

One of the main things I like about this tactical pouch is that it has a phone holster. I have a Samsung Note II, it is a tad big and I like a bigger screen. That is what happens when you get older.  But The Reebow tactical pouch holds it with no problem and it fits perfectly in the phone holster, and it is easily accessible when it starts ringing. If you use a blue tooth device then perfect, you don’t have to always pull the phone out.
Right next to the phone I can carry my Uzi Tactical Pen.

Uzi Tactical Pen

Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Uzi-tac-pen-web-1-300x73 Folks, I love this pen and I have owned this thing for over 7 years. Back then I bought it for around $14.00. The price today is still around $14 – $16. It has some nice weight but not too heavy and really fits nicely in my hand. You can fill it with any sort of ink cartage. I personally like the .07 gel ink cartage because I like a thicker line when I write. The great thing is that I have carried this in airports and other “secure” areas and it has never been taken from me. Heck, even it is does, I just buy another one off of amazon. This is truly a worth while pen and a great gift to get any dad, son or boyfriend.
BEV – This is one of the first things that I would purchase for your husband. The Uzi Tactical Pen. Even without the mini EDC pouch, this is something that he can use daily and it might help save his life as well.

Swiss Fire Steel

Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Swiss-fire-steel-300x253 Next, I am huge on having fire. This is why I carry a Swiss Firesteel on my key ring, I have one in my car and now have one in my EDC pouch. These things are great. They spark at 1200 degrees and you can spark up a fire in no time. Carry as small vile of cotton absorbed with Vaseline and you will spark up a fire within one – two tries. Try that with two pieces of wood.
Here is an alternative use for the fire steel… if you are somewhere and you do not have a flashlight or fire making materials, you can spark this and it will light up an area. It will give you enough light to find your way around if you have to. So… stuck in an office building and the lights are gone out, you can whip this out and it will cast enough light to help you find your way
BEV – Get your husband a Swiss Fire Steel. This is one item that could save his life if things got hairy. Everyone needs fire. Get a small plastic vile also for Vaseline soaked cotton and he can start a fire anywhere.

 Fenix PD35 TAC 1000 Lumen CREE LED Tactical Flashlight

Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Fenix-pd35-300x240 Both my wife and I have one of these and they are great. In fact, I am looking at getting another one for my car. I have to get out and get our gate at night and this really lights up the area. Tracye carries hers in her purse. What I like about this is that if you need light, you can switch it on to its highest setting and it will light the area up big time. It has four settings and a strobe setting as well to confuse a possible attacker.
This also can double as a kubaton sort of weapon. It fits nicely in the hand and if you have to punch someone, this will help leave a solid impression on that person. This is a police grade flashlight, so it is waterproof and meant to take a beating and will not die on you.
BEV – This is pricey, but it is the best flashlight that I think is on the market. Forget those stinking cheap Chinese things that you see advertised. I have a few of them, but you drop them  just once and they are toast. Spend the money on quality and it will serve your husband well when he really needs it.

Small Travel First Aid Kit

Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Travel-Size-First-Aid-300x217 What I like about this small first aid kit is that it is small. But it has a great plastic case that you can repack with items more suited to your needs. Maybe some Neosporin packs, iodine packs, or some other sort of first aid items that you think you will be more in need of.
Here are the highlights of this small first aid kit …

  • adhesive bandages, cotton swabs, safety pins, tweezers, mini scissors and multi-functional knife
  • Measures 1.8 by 4.2 by 0.9-inches

BEV – what I like about this is the case and for $5.89, it is a pretty good deal that is lite and small, but also has what your husband may need in a pinch.

SABRE Red Campus Safety Pepper Gel

Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Pepper-gel I am a big fan of pepper gel and pepper foam. Cold Steel used to make a great pepper foam product, and if you can find some, that is what I would recommend. But SABRE makes a great pepper gel that has a few more pluses over that of the pepper foam.
This stuff sticks because it is gel. The SABRE peper gel even has training videos online that will help you and teach you how to use this effectively in an emergency. The shooting radius is about 10 feet with this product and it says that it gives you 25 – one second bursts. Personally I would spray the person down with this stuff.
BEV – This is a great product and for the price, you are getting your husband a good self defense weapon.

Cold Steel Secret Edge Knife

Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Secret-edge-knife-296x300 Not only does this make a great neck knife, but it is perfect in size for the mini EDC pouch.
First, I think that everyone should have a primary EDC knife that they carry on their person at all times. This is where my XL Voyager Clip Point or my Ti-Lite 6” knife play their role.
But I am also someone who believe that you need to always have a back up knife and this is why I am recommending the Cold Steel Secret Edge. Like 99% of the knives I recommend, I also own one of these and I love it. It is small, compact and it also doubles as a neck knife if I wish to wear it. You can slip it in your sock like a Scottish Sgian-dubh, which this knife is patterned after, in your back pocket, or in your mini EDC pouch.
What is amazing is that when I carry this knife, I really find myself using it a lot. It cuts open boxes and envelopes, makes a clean slice on paper, no problem with 550 cord, there are a lot of uses for this knife.
It has the G-10 grive style handle, so holding it and having a solid grip is a plus. It is a great tool and a great weapon. This is why I really like this knife a lot.
BEV – You get this for your husband, he will love you for it. This is one of those knives that every guy secretly wants. AND for under $25, you can’t go wrong.

Leatherman Skeletool CX Multitool

Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Skelltool-cx-multitool-200x300 This is another pricey item, but it is something that will last a lifetime. I have owned mine for close to 10 years, or at least when Leatherman first brought this great multitool to market.
What I love about this is that it has the basics that you REALLY NEED. Not all the added on stuff that you think you need. This is truly the perfect EDC tool. Weighing only 5 ounces, it is the lightest full-size multi-tool on the market.
What do you get out of this tool?
The Skeletool CX has a large straight knife blade that can be accessed while the tool is closed; to open it, just place your thumb in the thumbhole at the base of the blade and rotate it out until it’s fully extended — which will engage the safety lock. This locking mechanism is noted with a padlock symbol on the tool. To unlock the blade, press the locking mechanism towards the handle until the blade slides past the lock.
Equipped with a universal bit driver, the Skeletool offers real utility options like no other multitool. To change the tool bits, simply unfold the tool and remove the bit from the bit driver — and pop it out. And replacing bits is just as easy. Just press a new one into position and you’re good to go. There’s even a spare bit located in the handle side opposite the knife blade. This tool includes the following bits: Phillips #1 and #2, screwdriver 3/16-inch and 1/4-inch.
In the plier jaws you’ll find a hard-wire cutter and a regular wire cutter. The regular wire cutter is great for softer grades of wire, but the hard-wire cutter is excellent for heavier jobs — like cutting and bending fishhooks.
Finally, the carabiner style clip also doubles as a bottle opener.
I have used mine like crazy and believe it or not, the knife edge still holds a razor sharp edge.
BEV – This is something that your husband will recognize as being top of the line quality. I have recommended this multi-tool a lot, and everyone who has ordered one was very pleased with it.

Field Notes – Expedition Model

Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Field-notes-300x300 These are great little note pads. The whole book is printed on Yupo Synthetic paper, a water- and tear-proof paper extruded from polypropylene pellets in Chesapeake, Virginia. Yep, made in the USA.
Everyone always needs some paper to write a note on and having this in your mini EDC pouch is a great idea. You get a pack of three of these for just over $9.00. Field Notes is a solid brand name and they really make their note pads to be used in the out doors.
BEV – This is something that is important to me. I don’t know your husband, but having some paper to write on when it is needed is a nice thing. Having it be water proof and such, well that is “cool guy” bragging rights at the office. This is kind of a trend setting item that can really help him.

Finally – A Couple of Silver Eagles

Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Renaissance-Precious-Metals-300x175 It is a good idea to keep a couple American Eagle silver dollars in your Mini EDC Pouch. Why? You never know when you will be in a situation where you need to have some quick money.
The good thing is that this is money that is difficult to spend quickly.  But in an emergency situation, people have offered services or it is used to purchase goods.
As always, I recommend getting your silver from Steve Quayle’s Renaissance Precious Metals. He makes it easy to purchase a few ounces just for a situation like this
Renaissance Precious Metals – http://www.sqmetals.com
BEV – This is a no brainer, get a few ounces of silver so that your husband always has some insurance to fall back on.

Conclusion

Folks, in today’s world more and more people are looking at EDC as a reality, not something you see crazy people on TV do.
Believe it or not, everyone has some sort of EDC. Women have purses full of stuff, guys have their wallets, keys, change, ect. We carry much of the same stuff daily. All I am pointing out is why not carry stuff that might make life differences?
The The Reebow Gear® Tactical Molle Pouch is a great starting point. Add some or all the items that I am recommending and you have a pretty good EDC collection going.
Sure there is more that you can add, but this is why I limited myself to such a small pouch and not a messenger bag or sling bag. Again, bigger the bag, the more stuff you will add to it. This is a fact and any married man who has carried his wives purse for her can attest to this.
Folks, this will make a great Christmas present and I know that just about any guy out there that is worth their “man card” would totally dig getting something like this for Christmas.
Add some or all of the gear that I recommend and your husband, son, boyfriend would be the envy of all the guys.
AND… they would be showing off all the cool stuff the you got them and you would become the greatest wife in the world, not that you already are, but you would rate some major points with your man’s friends.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at ray.gano@raygano.com
Stay Safe!
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Creating a First Aid Kit Suited to YOU and YOUR Needs - Thu 29 Sep 2016, 5:55 pm

Creating a First Aid Kit Suited to YOU and YOUR Needs

By Ray Gano -
April 8, 2016


Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Survive-the-coming-storm-ebola-crisis-ray-gano-web-version-188x300 In the past I have written about “Your Office Bug Out Bag / Get Home Bag ” as well as a very informative article on Tools To Defend Your Vehicle and an article that is really popular “11 Items You Need To Get Now .”
Since authoring my book “Survive The Coming Storm – Ebola Crisis: A Prepper’s Guide on How To Prepare For A Killer Global Pandemic and Treat At Home ”  – I have wanted to write on creating a custom first aid kit that is suited to you and your family’s needs.

Background – Why Build Your Own

The one thing that I have noticed in all the store bought first aid kits is that they really don’t address the serious injuries that people get when they really need a first aid kit.
Most home injuries resorts either you or you spouse running to the medicine cabinet, grabbing the hydrogen peroxide, maybe some rubbing alcohol, gauze, duct tape and Band-Aids .
If it isn’t for some wound then usually it is gabbing the Ipecac syrup because little Johnny ate some dog poop (Ipecac induces vomiting) or Emetrol syrup which helps stop vomiting.
For example here is a true story that happened to me couple years ago and why it is important to have a “personalized” first aid kit in your car, office and home.

A True Story

One day Tracye and I were at the park and I just got a new Cold Steel Voyager Clip Point .  I was doing what I normally do when getting a new knife, I was working with it, learning how to deploy it AND close it  with one hand.
It is the closing it with one hand that got me.
Well, in the process of practicing, I closed the knife on my right index finger and sliced it pretty bad.
Luckily enough, I had a first aid / blow out kit in the car and I was able to administer first aid to myself and stop the bleeding.
The Custom Part – From lessons past, me cutting myself with my knives, I have learned to keep multiple bottles of super glue in first aid kit. For those of you who do not know, super glue will seal up a bad cut pretty quickly. It burns like crazy, but you will close the gap that you sliced into yourself.
Now ask yourself, how may store bought first aid kits have super glue in them?
Just so you know, I started with a good store bought first aid kit, took out some of the junk that you will never use and then added stuff to the kit that I know that I would need in an emergency.

My Basic Kit For The Car – Foundation #1

Because I “customized” my kit, I was able to stop the bleeding, and yes it was spurting out. Just think Monty Python’s Black Knight and my finger was doing just that.
I applied compression long enough to stop the bleeding for a moment and then applied the super glue.
I wrapped it up and in 24 hours the cut started to mend itself.
If I did not have my “customized” first aid kit in my car, I would have bled all over the place and would not have been able to stop the bleeding, at least with what the store bought first aid kit would have had in the box.
These are items I recommend keeping in your vehicle at all times…
Israeli Compression Bandage – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Israeli-Compression-Bandage
Military Issue Combat Application Tourniquet – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tourniquet
Quick Clot Blood Clotting Agent – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Quick-Clot
Super Glue Single Packs – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Super-Glue-Single-Packs
Coleman First Aid Kit – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Coleman-First-Aid-Kit
Now, I know that some of you are asking what did I chuck from the store bought first aid kit?
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Trauma-shears-178x300 The first thing to get rid of are the cheap scissors. In an emergency you may need to cut through some blue jeans, a shirt or multiple layers of clothes. This is why a good pair of trauma shears are in order. They are inexpensive and they will do the job right
Trauma Shears – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Trauma-Scissors
Another thing I chuck and replace is the medical tape and replace it with “ Gorilla Tape To-Go.” This is a small roll of 1 inch gorilla tape. The important thing is that when you get it, lift the end and fold it in on itself so it creates a quick pull tab. This stuff sticks to anything, even skin. But the skin cannot be oily, if it is, clean it off with some hand sanitizer gel (which is another good thing to keep in the kit) and wipe it off with a cotton towel (also added to kit) and then it will stick.
Gorilla Tape To-Go – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Gorilla-Tape-To-Go
Hand Sanitizer Gel – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Small-Hand-Sanitizer-Gel
Microfiber Travel Towel – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Microfiber-Travel-Towel
Now if this is just too crazy and you do not want to go to the time, effort and possible expense, of building a car first aid kit, then here is a great solution. Trauma Pak with QuikClot.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Sport-trauma-kit-web-300x203 The Trauma Pack features…

  • Respond fast- QuikClot Advanced Clotting Sponge uses zeolite, a common mineral, to help blood clot up to three times faster than blood on its own.
  • Critical first aid information: an easy-to-understand instruction and information pamphlet delivers valuable information on how to treat certain injuries
  • Goes anywhere, so you’re always prepared: fits in a cargo pocket, backpack, duffel bag – practically anywhere
  • Personal protection: nitrile gloves and a biohazard disposal bag provide protection.
  • Durable, waterproof, and reusable: DryFlex(TM) packaging stands up to abuse in the outdoors – you can refill and reuse it for years

The best thing is that this costs about $16 – $18 dollars per kit. So you can purchase several and have one on hand at the office, the car, your home and put one in your bug out bag.
Sport Trauma Pack – http://preview.tinyurl.com/PZ-Sport-Trauma-Kit

 You Keep What In Your Car Kit?

It is a good idea to keep a couple American Eagle silver dollars in your car kit. Why? You never know when you will be in a situation where you need to have some quick money.
Situation #1 – You are stuck on the side of the road, and your wife is injured. Someone has pulled over to help and you need a ride to the hospital. Having a couple of silver dollars in your first aid kit might help secure a ride.
Situation #2 – You need a fast hotel room to apply medical treatment. Again whipping out some silver may be the thing to gain you access.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Renaissance-Precious-Metals-300x175 The good thing is that this is money that is difficult to spend quickly.  But in an emergency situation, people have offered services when you surprise them with some silver.
As always, I recommend getting your silver from Steve Quayle’s Renaissance Precious Metals. He makes it easy to purchase a few ounces just for a situation like this.
Renaissance Precious Metals – http://www.sqmetals.com

The Custom Urban/City First Aid Kit & The Custom Country First Aid Kit

OK Ray, why two different kinds of First Aid Kits?
Like it or not, you will run into different sort of wounds living in the city/urban environment than that which you will run into living in a country/suburban environment.
Here is a quick example, how many of you have anti venom for a snake bite sitting around? If you live in the city there is really no need. But where we live in the country, there is a serious need for it because the snakes are plentiful.
It is these sorts of things that you need to think about when creating / building your custom first aid kit so that it will realistically suit you and your family’s needs.
So to start off, you will need a bag, pack, ect to keep your first aid gear organized. Organization is critical so that you can find stuff in a hurry.
After doing a lot of research, I have found the “3V Gear Velox II Large Tactical Backpack”
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 First-aid-3V-Velox-II-web-266x300 I like this for several reasons…
It flips completely open exposing the main compartment. This is important so that when you arrive on the scene you can quickly unzip it and get to the items you need quickly.
It is rugged, tough and with the MOLLE set up you can add more bags, canteen, ect to the outside. It also has Velcro strapping on some of the pockets so that you can Velcro things to the outside like labels, patches, etc. These sort of labels can also assist you in finding things you need quickly.
It isn’t small, but it isn’t huge either. You want a first aid pack that you can quickly pick up with one hand and sling it on your back if you have to. The straps on this also are very rugged and positioned well so they do not rub. You can carry this for some time on your back and not be hampered by the straps cutting into your neck like a standard school backpack does.
It also comes in different colors. So if you are not the OD Green type, there are other colors to choose from.
3V Gear Velox II – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-MOLLE-Tactical-Backpack

What Should It Contain – Urban / City ? – Foundation #2

According to the Center for Disease Control , around 213,000 people are treated in emergency rooms each year for injuries that result from outdoor recreation.
The most common injuries (27.4 percent of them), are fractures, followed by muscle strain and sprains (23.9 percent), bruises and abrasions (15.9 percent), lacerations (14.81 percent) and dislocations (3.81 percent).
The CDC also lists concussions, burns, crushing, dental injuries, skin inflammation and poisoning as other common injuries experienced in the outdoors.
The Red Cross recommends the following…

  • 2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
  • 25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
  • 1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
  • 5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)
  • 5 antiseptic wipe packets
  • 2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
  • 1 blanket (space blanket) [Available on the Red Cross Store]
  • 1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
  • 1 instant cold compress
  • 2 pair of nonlatex gloves (size: large)
  • 2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)
  • Scissors
  • 1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)
  • 1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches) [Available on the Red Cross Store]
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)
  • Oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass)
  • 2 triangular bandages

Sit and think about all the injuries that one can sustain in an urban / city environment. When I sit and think I imagine the following…

  • Minor cuts, scraps, laceration’s


  • House hold burns & insect / animal bites


  • Sprained wrists, ankles and possible broken bones.


  • Major cuts and punctures from kitchen knives, outdoor tools, etc.


  • Workplace injuries like tunnel carpel, sore back, neck and shoulder.


  • Sport related injuries, heat and cold exposure


  • Infection – Infection can develop after an injury or wound to the skin like a bite or sting, a tattoo or piercing, or other skin problems.

This is just a short list, but it is something to get you thinking.
Now the good news is that pretty much all of that is stuff you can do something about.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Sam-splint-web-300x236 No, you’re not going to fix a broken leg in the field, but you could make the potentially very long trip to the hospital much more comfortable and reduce the chances of further injury in the process if your custom first aid kit had a temporary leg or arm brace.
So one of the things you can add to your first aid kit is called a “SAM Splint” it is a roll of thick aluminum that you can mold into a quick brace and then wrap it with a Ace Bandage or Veterinarian Tape. The SAM Splint is extremely moldable, and soft enough to cut with ordinary household scissors and it can be used to splint every bone in the human body.
Sam Splint – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Sam-Splint
Ace Bandage – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Ace-Bandage
Vet Tape – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Vet-Tape
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Vet-tape-web NOTE – A little bit on Vet Tape. I discovered this stuff when our German shepherd got a bad cut on the pad of his foot. Vet Tape is a self-sticking rubber elastic tape that does not stick to hair or skin. The great thing is that it is reusable, all you have to do is roll it back up onto itself and you can use it again if needed.
So when I needed to change my shepherd’s bandages, I could roll it off the wound, apply new bandages and the roll it back onto the wound. It sticks to itself and did not stick to the hair on my shepherd’s leg.
This was invented primarily for veterinarian use, but it has made its way over to first aid kits for humans because it is great for treating broken bones and burns where a bandage or such needs to be taken off and re-applied.

Keep Cold & Hot Packs in Your Kits

The need for cold and hot packs in a kit is important. Both of these help relieve pain and swelling where the person has injured themselves or sprained a wrist or ankle.
If you have not seen them, they are about 4” x 5” and they feel like they have small round beads in them. To activate them you just bend them or punch them in the palm of your hand, shake and they start getting hot or cold.
You place them where you need the pain relief or swelling to go down and use your Ace Bandage or Vet Tape to hold them in place.
Cold Packs – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Cold-Packs
Hot Packs – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Heat-Packs

Fall Down and Go Boom – Bruises and Abrasions

This is probably the biggest use your first aid kit will be called upon to treat folks, especially if you have kids.
Like it or not everyone will fall down and have a “boo-boo” getting scrapped up in the process. These sort of injuries aren’t a big deal, but when they do happen, they hurt like the dickens. The biggest issue is that you need to make sure that the scrape does not get infected down the road.
Supplies that can help with this sort of wound are:
– Instant Ice Pack
– Ibuprofen to help ease the pain
– Hydrogen Peroxide, Iodine, hand sanitizer gel to clean and disinfect the wound
– Neosporin to help the wound heal faster
– Bandages to cover the wound and keep it somewhat sterile
– Gorilla Tape (to hold the bandages on)
As you can see, a lot of what we have talked about in sections above, we already have items to treat with.
So that Gorilla tape, ice packs, hand sanitizer gel, bandages we have already covered.
Depending on who you are treating will also determine what you will use to clean the wound.
What I am talking about is…

Does It Sting?

So why should I care if it stings?
When someone is hurt and you are the caregiver, it means a lot that the person you are caring for is not in pain.
This is why you should consider having several means to clean and disinfect the wound.
Some things to possibly add…
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Saline-solution-web Saline Solution – basically it is water with a bit of salt in it. This is a great solution to flush out wounds and just see what is going on. You would normally associate it to contact lens’ and using it to clean a contact lens. But you can also use it to clean a wound. Since it normally has a “squeeze” top that allows a stream of fluid to come out , you can direct the flow to a cut or scrape and not getting it all over the place.
Saline Solution – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Saline-Solution
Hydrogen Peroxide – This is a good solution to help clean and disinfect. Hydrogen Peroxide also can help aid in stopping the bleeding of  minor wounds. It has a chemical reaction with blood and start “fizzing. ”  This seems to help slow down the bleeding in like a cut finger or such. If you leave in on a fresh wound, the fizzing will start to turn into a burning stinging sensation.
Hydrogen Peroxide – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Hydrogen-Peroxide
Betadine – this is a povidone-iodine antiseptic for wounds that is safe to apply to both human and pets. You don’t use this really to clean out a cut or wound, although you can. When I have used it personally I did not feel any sting to it like you would normally get with standard iodine. Betadine has been used in homes and hospitals worldwide as an important first line of defense against topical infections. Betadine Microbicides help to reduce bacteria that potentially can cause skin infection.
Betadine – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Betadine
Rubbing Alcohol – Ok, talk about sting, this stuff will sting like crazy. But if you have to use it to clean a wound, then you use it. Just have someone helping keep the person still. Another option is to use vodka or scotch to clean a wound over this because at least the vodka or scotch has a lower alcohol level and may not burn as much. But if this is all you had, then go for it.
NOTE – do not use this on a small child, you can actually give the child alcohol poisoning as it absorbs into the skin and the child become somewhat  “drunk” which will quickly lead to the poisoning.
Rubbing Alcohol – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Rubbing-Alcohol

Items For Your Kit

It is great to have all the band aids and gauze, but there are some other medical tools that are really good to have in your kit.
Electronic Ear Thermometer –  These are a great way to get the temperature of a person quickly. Most hospitals now use these. Make sure you check the batteries on these from time to time if you are not using them. Keep an extra set of batteries in your kit as well just in case these go out.
Electronic Ear Thermometer – NO ORAL – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Electronic-Ear-Thermometer
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Stethoscope-web Stethoscope – Need to hear the person breathing, got tummy issues or their heart still ticking? You need a stethoscope. I actually have two. One for our kit and one we keep in the barn to listen to the horses or other animals, but primarily for the horses so that we can listen for colic which can kill a horse rather quickly.  In the case of a horse, if you do not hear any stomach gurgling, they might have colic.
Stethoscope – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Stethoscope
Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor – You hear their heart with the stethoscope, but you need to know their blood pressure. This is where this comes in handy. SO you wrap the belt around the person’s arm and push the button and you are then given a set of numbers.
OK… so what does the numbers mean?

  • Less than 120 over 80: Your blood pressure is normal and healthy. Follow a healthy lifestyle to keep it at this level.
  • Between 120 over 80 and 140 over 90: Your blood pressure is a little higher than it should be, and you should try to lower it. Make healthy changes to your lifestyle.
  • 140 over 90 or higher (over a number of weeks): You have high blood pressure. Change your lifestyle – see your doctor or nurse and take any medicines they may give you.
    Source – http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/microsites/u40/Home/facts/Whatisnormal

By knowing this, you will also know if the person is in danger of some sort of cardiac issue. So once you have given first aid, you then get the person to the hospital if they are in some of those danger zones as mentioned above.
Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Blood-Pressure-Monitor
Tongue Depressors – open up and say AHHhhhhh. Use these to check a person’s throat. Maybe your child is not feeling well and you need to check for strep throat. You need to have one of these on hand or in a pinch you can use a kitchen butter knife. But what you are looking for is a red irritated throat. If looking for strep, you will see white puss on the back of the throat.  These also double great for using to splint a broken finger or use multiple to splint a hand, that is if you do not have a Sam Splint.
Tongue Depressors – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tongue-Depressors
N95 Surgical Mask – If you do not know the person, having a N95 surgical mask will help prevent the spread of disease. If you child has the flu and you do not want to get it, wear one of these when you are treating them in their room. Keeping these and eye protection is important for your first aid kit.
N95 Surgical Mask – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-N95-Surgical-Mask
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Eye-goggles-300x194 Medical Eye Goggles – two words… spit and vomit. IF you do not have a set of these, and you get spit on or vomited on, you will have wished you had some. One of the fastest ways a virus can enter your body is by your eyes, nose or mouth. This is why you want to have these areas covered. Use an N95 Surgical Mask to keep your mouth and nose covered and eye goggles to protect your eyes.  The both of these are very important especially if you are treating someone you do not know or know their medical history.
Medical Eye Goggles – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Medical-Eye-Goggles
Small Surgical Kit – There are some things that you might have to do to help the person. A small surgical kit could provide you some needed tools. For example, using forceps to keep a cut closed, Tweezers to pull a bad splinter, scalpel to lance a cyst. All these things are in a surgical kit. Even though you can purchase other things that can do the job, these are made to do the job and the quality are just better. Ever try pulling a splinter with a pair of cheap tweezers?
Small Surgical Kit – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Surgical-Kit
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Fenix-PD35-web Fenix Flashlight – I am a huge fan of these. They are super bright and the CR123A last forever. I have one of these by the side of my bed. They are inexpensive for the quality you are getting and both Tracye and I have one. If you are in a dark area and you need to look someone over, this is the flashlight to have. It is small, compact, but incredibly bright when it is in its 960-Lumen turbo mode.
Fenix Flashlight – five brightness levels – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Fenix-PD35-Flashlight

Building on Foundations

As you may realize by now we are “Building” upon our Car kit, then to our City kit and then going to our Country kit.
In other words, what you have in your car kit you will have in your city and country kit. What you have in your city kit will also be part of your country kit. SO the country kit will have what is in your car kit and city kit as well as other items we will talk about in the next article.
Till next week, stay safe!
http://raygano.com/creating-a-first-aid-kit-suited-to-you-and-your-needs/

Greenspan Sees Inflation or Stagflation? There is a Difference! - Thu 22 Sep 2016, 1:34 pm

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QUESTION #1: Marty, Greenspan reads you without a doubt. You warned back in 2012 that we have to be concerned about the USA moving into stagflation with deflation in Europe and Japan. He said the same on Bloomberg. He also said the crisis is the aging population, lower birthrate, and that will result in higher costs without economic expansion. That is everything you said two years ago.
QUESTION #2: Marty,
Deflation is gripping Europe but Greenspan warns of inflation in the USA.
Is he right? What are your thoughts?
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ANSWER: Inflation, like deflation, is multifaceted. There is no single dimension for it is not black and white. Most of the debate concerning inflation is fixated upon this basic expectation assuming that increasing money supply must be inflationary. That is just flat outright WRONG! There are times we have Currency Inflation since everything has a true international value. If a currency declines, assets will generally rise in proportion to the decline as long as there is no political risk as to the collapse of government or military invasion.
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It is astonishing to me how people who claim they are analysts, economists, or political scientists, were all seriously wrong about BREXIT. Not that it won at the polls, but the aftermath. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse are just the top three banks who were all WRONG on their forecasts predicting of a post-referendum recession as trade deficit narrows. None of them understand capital flows. They have never spent a dime to even do historical research. They are only interested is a quick buck and nothing more. To them, the economy is control by the state so bribe them to get what you want to see is generally their motto.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Ferrari-328 Note that the day of BREXIT, yes the currency collapsed because of their forecasts. But the stock market rose that day. It did not collapse. This is CURRENCY INFLATION and these people are clueless when it comes to understanding real international capital flows. I have told the story before that I bought a 328 Ferrari in London for about £30,000 when the pound fell to $1.03. The same car in dollars was selling for about $50,000. The pound had been over $2 when Ferrari priced what they would sell that car for to Brits. Since the pound fell so hard, the Italians raised the price to £45,000. Then the pound rallied back to almost $2. I drove the car in London for about two years and then sold it used for about $50,000. This created the false assumption that a Ferrari was a great investment and people began buying and storing them. It was just the currency — not the car. The same thing took place with property in London. Americans rushed in buying everything.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 British_Airways_Concorde-1024x687 I also ran to British Airways and asked how many open tickets they would sell me for the Concorde. They looked at me like some sort of dodgy person and could figure out why I would do such a thing. They came back and said 25. I said great. A round trip was £2,000. Back when the Concorde began, it was about a $5,000 ticket when a first class ticket was about $3,000. So the Concorde was overpriced and mostly empty. With the drop in the pound to par, it was now cheaper than a first class ticket. I bought as many as they would sell me. I got on the Concorde and suddenly it was full with Americans all saying what a deal.
CURRENCY INFLATION is not created by normal supply and demand conditions they teach you in school. Perhaps if you were not an international traveler as I have been, you would never experience it. I use to have an American Express card from every office we had around the world. I would pay in the currency of my choice depending upon the market. Today, American Express will only issue you a credit card where you are domiciled.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Euro-Jump ASSET INFLATION is different again. This unfolds much like negative interest rates and it is the same mechanism that is creating it. This is when money fears government, banks, or whatever, and it seeks to get off the grid. It will run into property, stocks, gold, art, collectibles, or antique cars. People are buying bonds at negative yields because they are parking money. In Europe, they have been rushing into Germany assuming if the euro breaks, they will get Deutsche marks. However, what is Deutsche Bank fails and the government has to blink and back-off of this insanity of bail-ins? They will suddenly find their conservative bet on Germany will turn into a blood-bath.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Supply-Demand The traditional view of inflation is DEMAND INFLATION where a shortage in supply will result in hire prices. But this assumes demand will not change. The whole theory of creating a monopoly is confined solely to this aspect. A Monopoly is actually impossible for if the assumption is prices can just be raised and people will have not choice.
 
Yes in “Debt is Destroying Everything. Where is Common Sense When We Need it the Most?” published August 19th, 2012 I wrote:
So we have to be concerned about STAGFLATION, rising costs with collapsing economic growth. We are living so far beyond our income that we are completely unconnected to any productive capacity. The debt can no longer be paid off. It is beyond several generations. Charles Dickens wrote in Little Dorrit that “[Credit is a system whereby] a person who can’t pay, gets another person who can’t pay, to guarantee that he can pay.”
Even the demographics are changing. As the older generation exceeds the working population, the Ponzi Scheme government established to pretend they would be there to take care of everyone are collapsing. This is why Obamacare is also collapsing. The youth are not joining the crowd. As the greater proportion of society is no longer productive, GDP declines while costs rise. This is the core of STAGFLATION. So we are not looking at inflation as we know in pre-1981.
https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/armstrongeconomics101/greenspan-sees-inflation-or-stagflation-there-is-a-difference/

Being Prudent & Preparing for Possible Civil War / Martial Law / Civil Unrest – A Christian View - Wed 21 Sep 2016, 6:45 pm

Being Prudent & Preparing for Possible Civil War / Martial Law / Civil Unrest – A Christian View

By Ray Gano -
July 12, 2016
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Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Ray-gano-med By Ray Gano
In light of all that has taken place the last few days, I feel that it is prudent that we look at what is taking place and the possible outcome that could take place.
I know that what I am presenting is something scary as well as something that we do not want to think about.
The issue is that we have an administration that is pushing a massive race war. Lines in the sand are starting to be drawn and police and law enforcement are gearing up.
Back in May I was writing about how Russia has introduced the SATAN II missile. This is the most powerful missile now in the world and can pretty much hit any target in the world. Its range has been extended to over 10,000 miles in its attack range.
If you would like to read this article, you can read it here .
Interesting thing is that while I was looking at what Russia was doing, the US and the UN were keeping things very quiet and what came out of it?
Read this, dated May 11, the day prior to Russia’s big press missile announcement.
U.S. approves UN use of force to protect civilians in conflict
UNITED NATIONS — The United States has announced its support for a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts.
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told a high-level U.N. meeting Wednesday focusing on the responsibility to protect civilians that the United States was “proud” and “humbled” to join 28 other countries that have pledged to abide by the 18 pledges.
U.N. peacekeepers from these 29 countries are now required to act in cases where civilians are in danger.
“The Kigali Principles are designed to make sure that civilians are not abandoned by the international community again,” she said, recalling how U.N. peacekeepers left Rwanda before the 1994 genocide and Srebrenica before the 1995 massacre.
Source – http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2016/05/11/us-approves-un-use-force-protect-civilians-conflict/84253768/
As you can see, this was reported by Military Times, a viable news source.
Only a few blogs and Fox News also reported it, but buried somewhere in their news.
Folks, this is serious.
This past weekend with the horrible attack on the Dallas Police, our illustrious leader used that to horrible situation to push his agenda “TO FEDERALIZE” state and local police forces.
Back in March 2015 Obama got one of his “yes men” panels together and “studied” what they need to do about the “police problem” our nation was having. Of course the panel’s findings was that the only way that all the police can be policed is by putting them under the hand of the federal government. Who can trust local police chiefs to do the right thing… at least according to the yes men panel Obama put together.
In May 2015, the panel published their findings in a report, titled “President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report .”
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The report urges the federal government to federalize police training and practices, via the use of federal lawsuits, grants and threats to cut federal aid. So far, Obama’s deputies have strong armed and sued more than 30 police jurisdictions to adopt federal rules in a slow-motion creation of a national police system, similar to the slow-motion creation of a federal-run health-sector via Obamacare.
So when I came across this really small short article from Military Times yesterday, I was like “where did this come from and why didn’t anyone report on this?”
It is like this action was totally swept under the carpet and hidden from public view as much as possible.

What Would Cause Martial Law…A Nuke?

There are many people out there promoting a martial law situation. The last time our nation came under martial law was on 9/11 and it lasted a short number of hours.
For our nation to be able to put under national martial law, something drastic and I mean majorly drastic would have to take place.
As many people like to point to the riots and such, that is not enough to call martial law nation wide. This falls under mayors and governors, at least the way the law reads today.
The one thing that could create an need for martial law in the US would be the detonation of a nuclear device in some city. If it was detonated in a large metropolitan area like Chicago, New York, Dallas or such, then the call for national martial law would very easily accepted but the nation’s people.
Even if it was detonated in a smaller area, the call for martial law could take place.

What Would Cause Martial Law… Civil War?

This is one that I can also see, and the current riots could escalate into something like this taking place.
With home grown terror groups like BLM and The New Black Panther Party promoting armed conflict, we can literally see a race war take place.
Another thing that could cause this to come to fruition putting in Hillary Clinton when the people’s vote was clearly for Trump. So if the electoral college over rode the vote of the people and put in Hillary when Trump should have won, I could see an armed uprising for that.
Finally, I could see Obama override the 22nd Amendment, with the help of congress and senate, so that he could stay in power. This could also cause an armed uprising and thus instill martial law.
Thing is that many police and military stand with the constitution and the American people.
But a National Police force or the use of UN Soldiers, not a good thing and I believe that we would see a blood bath no matter what.
This is why this US / UN action of allowing UN Peacekeepers on US soil is a very bad thing and I am amazed that not many people have reported on this.

Because The Bible Tells Us So

For those of us who are students of bible prophecy, there are a number of verses that seem to point to a duel fulfillment when it comes to the US. Most of those point to a “daughter of Babylon” sort of situation.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 DAUGHTER-OF-BABYLON The term “Daughter of Babylon” is used a number of times in scripture. But there are people out there that totally skim over the “DAUGHTER OF” part and instantly jump to BABYLON.
Thing is that I do not see the US as BABYLON, but when you read scripture pertaining to DAUGHTER OF BABYLON, like it or not, you could see America being able to hold that sort of title.
There are many that claim that “We don’t see America in Bible Prophecy.” Just because something is not there does not mean that it is not addressed in scripture. The name of our Savior JESUS, was not mentioned in the old testament, but we clearly see Him being addresses by other names and titles.
I do believe that America is being addressed as a “Daughter of Babylon.”
I digress and need to stay on topic.
The Daughter of Babylon is talked about in the prophecies of Jeremiah (chapters 50 and 51), Zechariah (chapter 5), Isaiah (chapter 47 and elsewhere), and of course John the Revelator (chapters 17 and 18 in his Apocalypse).
Here is a short sampling of these verses:
Daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy [shall he be], that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.  (Psalm 137:8)
Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: [there is] no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.  (Isaiah 47:1)
They shall hold the bow and the lance: they [are] cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, [every one] put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon. (Jeremiah 50:42)
For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon [is] like a threshingfloor, [it is] time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.  (Jeremiah 51:33).
Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest [with] the daughter of Babylon.  (Zechariah 2:7)
When you do research we can see that war and bloodshed does come to the shores of the Daughter of Babylon. It is this fact that I am focusing on and not trying to promote some sort of time table of actions.
Like it our not our nation is facing some serious times and the bible tells us to be prudent when God warns His children of hard times coming down the road.

Last Days Prophecy

Many people may disregard this warning of a coming civil war / martial law / civil disturbance of some sort because things do not line up according to their take on the last days.
Please note that I am NOT stating that we are or are not in the tribulation or such. What I am pointing out is that there is scripture that points to the cause and effect of The Daughter of Babylon.
So please do not think that just because “A” has not happened that “B” can’t happen.
NONE of us have a view into the future and I will admit that I am speculating here as well. Thing that I look at is history and the fact that man constantly repeats his horrible history about every 100 years.
The historical fact is that the world is due for another war on par with that of World War I & II. It has been about 100 years since WWI.
This is why I strongly believe that we could see some sort of armed uprising / civil disturbance / martial law take place in the US.
What ever the catalyst is that causes it is not the issue, we need to focus on the outcome, not waste time on what caused the outcome. Leave the cause to the history books, we need to focus on the here and now so that we can be of use and better help our fellow man down the road.

What Can We Do To Prepare For Civil War / Martial Law / Civil Disturbance

1 – Get our food pantry in order & Get proper amounts of water on hand
2 – Get our medicine cabinet in order
3 – Gear up to protect the Home & Family
I will cover each of these in detail below…
Get our Food Pantry in Order & Proper Amounts of Water on Hand
I have been warning people for some time now that one must have food and water on hand. A family needs to have at least 90 days’ worth of food and water. This is a minimum.

Stocking Up The Pantry

Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Food-storage I know that I keep harping on this, but you MUST look at your food as an investment.
Food is money, food is something to barter with. If you are able to grow and raise food, you are in a very strong position.
In fact, look at anything that you use in day to day life as a hard commodity. I say this because “IF” there is an armed uprising or such, there will be a run on stores and shelves will empty in a matter of hours due to herd mentality.
The goal is to NOT be part of the herd.
By having a month or so worth of food on hand, this is money you will not have to spend down the road, thus the cash on hand can be used for other things.
“IF” there is some sort of armed uprising and martial law is called we will instantly see a run on food, and other essential items.  The rise in demand will cause a form of hyperinflation that will kick in and prices will rise drastically.
Example, what you buy today might only cost $1.00 where in a time of civil war / disturbance that same item may cost $5.00, $10, $50+
The key is that because you thought ahead and purchased, you saved money and most likely saved your families life.
Scripture says…
Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
Proverbs 6:6  Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
Proverbs 30:25  The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
There is a Russian proverb that says… ” When it happens you will know that it is true, by then it will be to late.”

Getting Your Water Storage Started

In regards to water, get some bottled water on hand quickly. This will help you get your 90 days of supplies started. Rule of thumb is one gallon per person per day.
You can also purchase sturdy garbage cans and fill them with water, but you need a way to filter it so you can drink it. Pouring it through several cotton towels will do this in a pinch. You are looking to filter out dirt, debris, and the occasional bug that flew into the water.
NOTE – This is NOT a long term water storage solution, just a short term. If you do not use this water in say seven days, empty it out and put in new fresh water. There are water purification kits that you can use to keep the water longer, but best is to keep rotating as needed.

Food That I Recommend

Many people have asked me about all the different foods out there. I have to admit that I have tried a lot of the foods and many are not any good. They taste like salty cardboard mixed with a few dehydrated veggies thrown in. Think over glorified Ramin noodles.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Thrive-foods1 THRIVE LIFE FOODS – At the top of my list is THRIVE LIFE Foods. We have been using THRIVE Foods for over 6 years. We raised our two youngest kids on it and my oldest son is raising his children on it.
Yes it is the Cadillac of food, but I refuse to skimp on my family’s health, welfare and nutritional needs.
One of the things I like about THRIVE LIFE Foods is that they have what is called “The Q.” What you do is choose a wish list of food, associate it to your “Q” and then associate an amount, anything over $50 a month, and then tell them what day they can hit your credit card. About seven days later your first batch of food you chose from your wish list shows up on your front porch.
Pick the food, pay and forget it. It keeps showing up every month with more items from your wish list.
Another thing that THRIVE LIFE has is non-GMO and also Organic foods available. This is a real plus over many of the other companies out there that are in the survival food arena.
If you are interested in THRIVE LIFE Foods, then check out our Thrive website –
>>>> http://www.thrivelife.com/Gano
NOTE – If you are wanting to order over $500 worth of food, please contact, I might be able to save you some money by running it through my back office. Contact me at ray.gano@prophezine.com and lets set up a time to talk.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Augason-farms-30-day-supply AUGASON FARMS FOODS –   Augason Farms runs a close second in my book when it comes to emergency / bulk food. I have tried them in the past and they are really good. The great thing is that they also are sold on Amazon and the prices are pretty affordable when you look at the nutritional value as well as the really great taste that you are getting.
One of the recommendations that I make is for Augason Farms 30-Day Emergency Supply Pail Storage Food. One thing about this is that they have calculated over 1800 calories a day, where some of these other “survival buckets” only have calculated 1200 calories a day.
Don’t want to go for the full 30 day meals, then Augason Farms also has their “Augason Farms Lunch & Dinner Emergency Food Supply”
For just over $65 you can get 92 servings / half a month’s supply of lunch and dinners. If you couple this with the 30 day supply, you will have a very well rounded food supply for a solid month.
Augason Farms – 30-Day Emergency Supply Pail Storage Food
http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Augason-Farms-30-Da
Augason Farms Lunch & Dinner Emergency Food Supply
http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Augason-Farms-Lunch-Dinner
SURVIVE2THRIVE – 40 DAY/NIGHT 100% ORGANIC FOODSUPPLY
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Pailshoot2_3 I learned about Survive2Thrive from my friend Steve Quayle and found out that this is the only Certified Organic, Non-GMO Grab & Go Food Storage on the market today.
Survive2Thrive created this 40-Day Organic Emergency Food Supply because the majority of food storage option available are absolutely horrible. They are just empty calories that are loaded with GMO’s, preservatives, and extremely high levels of sodium while offering very little nutritional value. I personally can’t imagine thriving on such ‘food’, and I use the term loosely here, for any length of time. If you are looking for Non-GMO, Certified Organic Food Storage that will keep you healthy for a long period of time look no further.  Shelf Life is 10-15 years if stored properly!
To learn more about SURVIVE2THRIVE – Check out the following link….
http://www.enerhealthbotanicals.com/steve-quayle-specials/survive2thrive-40-days-nights-100-organic-food-supply-radio.html
 

 FILES THAT CAN HELP YOU GET STARTED

Download The Food Prep Lecture Show. I produced this show several years ago. Some stuff is dated, but the information is still on track. Click and listen >>>>
http://www.prophezine.com/images//stories/TEOTWAWKI/Food-storage-lecture/FOODPREP-STUDY.mp3

Download my Food – Water – Medicine Here

This is my Power Point lecture. You can flip through this as you are listening to the lecture I gave on MP3
http://www.prophezine.com/images//stories/TEOTWAWKI/Food-storage-lecture/1-FOOD-WATER-MEDS.pdf

Download 52 Week Plans Here

These are plans to help people purchase needed items over a 52 week period. THESE ARE THE BASICS, this is to help you get started, this WILL NOT keep your family totally healthy in the long term. You need to have long term survival food on hand, but this can give you goals or help you get started if you feel overwhelmed.
http://www.prophezine.com/images//stories/TEOTWAWKI/Food-storage-lecture/52-week-plan-1.pdf
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Get Our Medicine Cabinet In Order

I wrote a very in depth two-part article about getting your families first aid kit in order.
You can read it here –
Part 1http://raygano.com/creating-a-first-aid-kit-suited-to-you-and-your-needs/
Part 2 – http://raygano.com/pt-2-creating-a-first-aid-kit-suited-to-you-and-your-needs/
With the onset of any war / civil uprising, medical health quickly depreciates and medical help becomes almost non-existent. Diseases like the flu and other viral sort of sicknesses go on the rise.
In 2009 Tracye and I lived through the swine flu pandemic that took place in New Braunfels Texas. We learned a lot living through that. What follows is a list of items that helped me and my family during the pandemic we experienced in 2009 with the H1N1 Swine Flu.
These are the very same supplements that I keep on hand all the time.
Sambucol (black elderberry) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Sambucol
Colloidal Silver – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Silver-Sol
Echinacea – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Echinacea
Propolis – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Propolis
Ginger Root – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Ginger-Root
Vitamin C – Rosehips – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Rosehips
Activated Charcoal – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Activated-Charcoal
When we lived in Texas and was in the middle of the H1N1 Swine flu mini pandemic I got these items as fast as I could and the moment anyone even sniffed, I gave them the following…

  • A shot glass of Sambucol (it comes with its own little glass)
  • 3-4 sprays of Silver Sol Colloidal silver spray
  • 2 caps Echinacea (400 – 500 mg ea)
  • 2 caps propolis (1000 mg ea)
  • 2 caps ginger root (500 mg ea)
  • 2 caps rose hip / vitamin C (500mg ea)
  • 1 cap charcoal (280 mg)

To this day if either of us are feeling some sort of bug coming on, we instantly dose up on all of these so that it raises our immune system. All of these items help boost the immune system and increase antibodies.
Other things that you can add and that will be VERY HARD TO FIND if there is a some sort of civil uprising are as follows

Medical Treatment Tools

Electronic Ear Thermometer – NO ORAL – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Electronic-Ear-Thermometer
Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Blood-Pressure-Monitor
Stethoscope – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Stethoscope
Tongue Depressors – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tongue-Depressors
Medical Eye Goggles – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Medical-Eye-Goggles
Fenix Flashlight – five brightness levels –  http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Fenix-PD35-Flashlight
Purell Hand Sanitizer with Aloe 8oz – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Purell-Hand-Sanitizer

Notebook for recording vital signs & keeping patient notes.

Over The Counter Medicines You Need To Keep On Hand
Any medicines that fight a flu or other viral diseases will also become harder and harder to find as well as any supplies associated to the Flu.
Because the Flu is an immunosuppressive disease like Ebola, the following OCT medicines will also become harder and harder to find.
Medicines like …
Bayer Aspirin – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Bayer-Aspirin
Extra Strength Tylenol – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Extra-Strength-Tylenol
Children’s Tylenol  – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Childrens-Tylenol
Boiron Oscillococcinum – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Oscillococcinum
Cold-Eeze Immune Support – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Cold-Eze
Thieves Oil – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Thieves-Oil
Vicks Nyquil Cold & Flu Daytime & Nighttime – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Vicks-Nyquil
Quantum Health Thera Zinc Spray – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Zinc-Spray
Benadryl 25mg capsules – 1 tablet every 4 hours as needed for nasal congestion, allergy, or itching if applicable – http://preview.tinyurl.com/PZ-Benadryl
Tums Ex – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tums-Ex\
Caffeinated Tea – Helps relieve headache – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Caffeinated-Tea

Files To Help You Better Prepare Medically

I put together a zip file a few years ago that have11 ebooks including – Where There Is No Doctor and the ebook “Preparing For The Coming Pandemic…
Click on the following URL
http://www.prophezine.com/images/stories/TEOTWAWKI/EBOLA.zip
This will download a ZIP file and once you get it to your desktop, you can double click on it and it will open up.

Gearing Up To Protect The Home and Family

I do not advocate offensive violence, but I do believe in protecting one’s family, the innocent and in maintaining a defensive posture.
Scripture says…
1 Timothy 5:8  But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
Luke 22:36  Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Like it or not, now more than in the last 100 years we are living in a time where we may see war on our own shores. We may have seen foreign invaders/ UN Peacekeeper due to our serious military weakness or we may see some form of civil war, due to the racial hate, religious hate or between liberal or conservative ideals.
Believe it or not, our nation is ripe for revolution. My hope that it is a revolution at the ballot box and not one being fought on a battle field.
As bad as this sounds, people need to be prepared to defend.
I know that this sounds really “John Wayne” / Mall Ninja, but it is better to be prepared with gear ready to go than not.
Condor is a company that puts out some pretty good gear. It isn’t totally military grade, but it is pretty good gear for the price.
First thing that I recommend is getting a Cross Draw Tactical Vest .
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– Right side features 3 ammo pouches, large shell carrying pouch, and a shooting pad. – Left side features a pistol holster for most medium-framed pistols, 3 pistol mag pouches that are adjustable to the height of most normal-sized mag.
– Vest is mounted on tough nylon mesh material which aids ventilation. – Shoulders on vest can be adjusted with long velcro strips, and also have 2 mental D-rings for the attachment of carabiners or other material.
– Vest zips up in front and can be secured additionally with a pistol belt (included) threaded through the loops on the bottom. – Interior of vest has two zip-up document pockets left and right.
– Rear of vest is double-ply mesh which allows for the addition of a hydration bladder. – A carrying handle is provided as well as strips across the back for the addition of camouflage material or other pouches.
– Left and right sides can be adjusted for width via drawstrings
This is the vest that I have ordered and what I am gearing up.
I like that there are many pockets, pouches. I also REALLY like the fact that I can put my camel back water bladder in the back and will help me stay hydrated.
Again this is not military grade, but for civilian use and being prepared it is an excellent vest.
The added belt with two mag pouches are good to keep pepper spray, stun gun or even another tactical folding knife like the Cold Steel Voyager Clip Point XL.
MOLLE strips on the back also allow you to clip on dump bag to hold spent magazines as well as a small pack of sorts that might carry a day’s rations and a first aid pack.
Allen Company makes a great pouch that will secure to the back of the vest and it can hold a good amount of necessary items.
Specs for this pouch…
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10″ x 7″ x 1.5″ overall dimension, with 6″ x 10′ zippered pocket
Two D-Rings on the top for attaching a neck strap
Organizing loops that are great for handgun mags or tools
Corded suspension system allows the pouch to be open up to 90-degrees
This or even two of these pouches on the back of the vest will help you keep needed gear without weighing you down.
Another item that one has to strongly think about is a good pair of gloves. I have written about gloves in the past and so many people do not understand how a good pair of tough gloves can really help save your hands.
Mechanic’s makes some great gloves, but a good pair of motorcycle gloves that are made to take the road rash is something that will stand up.
Topics tagged under 1 on Established in 2006 as a Community of Reality - Page 9 Freetoo-gloves-300x300 Freetoo Full Finger Cycling Motorcycle Gloves are some of the best out there. They are comfortable, but also take a beating. This is something that you will need to consider if you are being placed in a tactical situation where you need to get down on the ground and really rough up your hands.
Condor Tactical Cross Draw Vest – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Condor-Tactical-Vest
MOLLE Rig Pouch – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-MOLLE-Rig-Pouch
Freetoo Tactical Milspec Gloves – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tactical-Milspec-Gloves
I have written a number of articles on weapons but to give you my choice, I personally like the following…
Handgun – Glock 17 9mm loaded with hollow points for home and personal carry. Get a few 30 round mags for this if needing to think about some serious lead down range.
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Shotgun – Mossberg 500 pump or Remington 870 pump 12 guage with a slection of different rounds from slug, 00 Buck, small game. Also look into pepper rounds and bean bag for non-lethal.
Long Range – Mosin Nagant with a Monte Carlo nylon stock. Put a solid rail on the top for a scope and you have a great weapon that can reach out and touch someone. Total cost for this setup should run around $150 – $200, not including scope.
Short to Mid Range / Urban Fighting – I am partial to the M-4, a shortened version of the AR-15, that or a good ol paratrooper version of the AK-47. Both are great.
This is a good all around range of weapons.
If you throw in some of the blades and swords that I recommend, you will have a nice line of weapons that can answer just about any sort of defensive situation you might have to get into.
Musashi – 1060 Carbon Steel – Samurai Sword – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Musashi-Clay-Temprd-Katana
Blackhawk Tatang Knife – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Blackhawk-Tatang-Knife
Cold Steel Voyager XL Clip Point – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-CS-Voyager
Tactical Tomahawk and Military Compass – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tomahawk-and-Compass

Conclusion

I know that what I am saying here is rather disturbing. But I feel that it needs to be said. Our nation is in a very bad place in time. I pray to God that what I am saying does not come to fruition, but the way the current administration is pushing our nation to a civil war / civil disturbance, it is not helping the matter and in fact adding gasoline to the fire that is already burning.
Charles G. Finney stated something very profound that may explain what and why things are happening today.
Here is what he said…
 “Worldly desires, appetites, and feelings prevent true Christianity — the human will is, in a sense, enslaved by fleshly and worldly desires. It is therefore necessary for God to awaken people to a sense of guilt and danger and thus produce an opposite excitement or feeling and desire. This counter-feeling breaks the power of worldly desire and leaves the will free to obey God.”
Our nation desperately needs God, but we have been living a slew of lies thinking that we are serving God, when in reality we are serving ourselves.
John MacArthur wrote an outstanding article titled “When God Abandons A Nation .”
If you wish to read it online, you can read it here – http://raygano.com/when-god-abandons-a-nation/
In this article he talks about 5 dominate lies we as Christians and a culture have accepted in these last days.
Lie #1 – Life is random…life is random. We’re all products of evolutionary chance, no purpose, no creator, no accountability.
Lie #2 – Truth is relative. No absolutes, no standard, you just kind of have to flow around public opinion but you can change public opinion, as we well know.
Lie #3 – People are basically good, oh if they go bad, somebody abused them. Somebody else is to blame, they lack self-esteem, they have psychological problems based on environmental failures.
Lie #4 – Thanks to Rick Warren and Joel Osteen, everyone can change his own life, get control, take charge, become the person you want to be. You have the power to be whatever you want to be.
Lie #5 – The goal of life is self-satisfaction. You’re really after feeling good about yourself, being satisfied with who you are. You hear people say, “This is who I am, take it or leave it and I’m happy who I am. This is me and I’m just out there.”
Because we have bought into these lies is why Finney’s statement is so profound to me.
“It is therefore necessary for God to awaken people to a sense of guilt and danger and thus produce an opposite excitement or feeling and desire. This counter-feeling breaks the power of worldly desire and leaves the will free to obey God.”
Bible prophecy or not, this is where we are today in US History.
We have forgotten God and He will do what He deems necessary to wake us back up to the truth. If it means guilt and danger, then He will do it.
The thing that we who are a wake and have been watching need to do is to prepare so that we can make it through that storm and make it to the other side so that we can be ready to serve and help our fellow man. It will be at that time that man will be ready to hear the good news of the gospel, and we need to make sure that we will be there so that we can share it.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at ray.gano@prophezine.com

10 Things That Every American Should Know About Donald Trump’s Plan To Save The U.S. Economy - Mon 19 Sep 2016, 3:19 pm

10 Things That Every American Should Know About Donald Trump’s Plan To Save The U.S. Economy
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10 Things That Every American Should Know About Donald Trump’s Plan To Save The U.S. Economy

Can Donald Trump turn the U.S. economy around?  This week Trump unveiled details of his new economic plan, and the mainstream media is having a field day criticizing it .  But the truth is that we simply cannot afford to stay on the same path that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats have us on right now.  Millions of jobs are being shipped out of the country , the middle class is dying , poverty isexploding , millions of children in America don’t have enough food , and our reckless spending has created the biggest debt bubble in the history of the planet .  Something must be done or else we will continue to steamroll toward economic oblivion.  So is Donald Trump the man for the hour?
If you would like to read his full economic plan, you can find it on his official campaign website .  His plan starts off by pointing out that this has been the weakest “economic recovery ” since the Great Depression…
Last week’s GDP report showed that the economy grew a mere 1.2% in the second quarter and 1.2% over the last year. It’s the weakest recovery since the Great Depression – the predictable consequence of massive taxation, regulation, one-side trade deals and onerous energy restrictions.

And Trump is exactly right  about how weak this economic recovery has been.
So how would he fix things?
The following are 10 things that every American should know about Donald Trump’s plan to save the U.S. economy…
#1 Donald Trump would lower taxes on the middle class
The tax savings under Trump’s plan would actually be quite substantial for middle class families.  The following numbers come from a recent Charisma article
• A married couple earning $50,000 per year with two children and $8,000 in child care expenses will save 35% from their current tax bill.
• A married couple earning $75,000 per year with two children and $10,000 in child care expenses will receive a 30% reduction in their tax bill.
• Married couple earning $5 million per year with two children and $12,000 in child care expenses will get only a 3% reduction in their tax bill.
#2 Donald Trump would lower taxes on businesses
Under his plan, no business in America would be taxed more than 15 percent.  Alternatively, Hillary Clinton’s plan would tax some small businesses at a rate of close to 50 percent.  So Trump’s plan would undoubtedly be good for businesses, and it would encourage many that have left the country to return.
But where would the lost tax revenue be made up?
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#3 Childcare expenses would be exempt from taxation
For working families with children this would be a great blessing.  Without a doubt this is an effort to win over more working women, and this is a demographic that Trump has been struggling with.
It is definitely an idea that I support, but once again where will the money come from to pay for this?
#4 U.S. manufacturers will be allowed to immediately fully expense new plants and equipment
This would undoubtedly lead to a boom in capital investment, but it would also reduce tax revenue.  As an emergency measure this would be very good for encouraging manufacturers to stay in America , but it would also likely increase the budget deficit.
#5 A temporary freeze on new regulations
Red tape is one of my big pet peeves, and so I greatly applaud Trump for this proposal.  I think that Bob Eschliman put it very well when he wrote the following about Trump’s planned freeze on new regulations…
In 2015 alone, federal agencies issued over 3,300 final rules and regulations, up from 2,400 the prior year. Studies show that small manufacturers face more than three times the burden of the average U.S. business, and the hidden tax from ineffective regulations amounts to “nearly $15,000 per U.S. household” annually. Excessive regulation is costing our country as much as $2 trillion dollars per year, and Trump will end it.

#6 All existing regulations would be reviewed and unnecessary regulations would be eliminated
In particular, Trump’s plan would focus on getting rid of regulations that inhibit hiring.  The following are some of the specific areas that he identifies on his official campaign website

  • The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which forces investment in renewable energy at the expense of coal and natural gas, raising electricity rates;
  • The EPA’s Waters of the United States rule, which gives the EPA the ability to regulate the smallest streams on private land, limiting land use; and
  • The Department of Interior’s moratorium on coal mining permits, which put tens of thousands of coal miners out of work.

#7 Donald Trump would fundamentally alter our trade relationships with the rest of the globe
Donald Trump is the first major party nominee in decades to recognize that our trade deficit is absolutely killing our economy.  I write about this all the time , and it is a hot button issue for me.  So I definitely applaud Trump for proposing the following

  • Appoint trade negotiators whose goal will be to win for America: narrowing our trade deficit, increasing domestic production, and getting a fair deal for our workers.
  • Renegotiate NAFTA.
  • Withdraw from the TPP.
  • Bring trade relief cases to the world trade organization.
  • Label China a currency manipulator.
  • Apply tariffs and duties to countries that cheat.
  • Direct the Commerce Department to use all legal tools to respond to trade violations.

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#8 Donald Trump’s plan would be a tremendous boost for the U.S. energy industry
Barack Obama promised to kill the coal industry, and that is one of the few promises that he has actually kept.  Obama also killed the Keystone Pipeline, and right now the energy industry as a whole is enduring their worst stretch since the last recession.  To turn things around, Trump would do the following

  • Rescind all the job-destroying Obama executive actions including the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule.
  • Save the coal industry and other industries threatened by Hillary Clinton’s extremist agenda.
  • Ask Trans Canada to renew its permit application for the Keystone Pipeline.
  • Make land in the Outer Continental Shelf available to produce oil and natural gas.
  • Cancel the Paris Climate Agreement (limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius) and stop all payments of U.S. tax dollars to U.N. global warming programs.

#9 Trump would repeal Obamacare
Trump claims that Obamacare would cost our economy two million jobs over the next ten years.  And without a doubt, it has already cost the U.S. economy a lot of jobs .
Not only that, but Obamacare has also sent health insurance premiums soaring, and this is putting a tremendous amount of financial pressure on many families.
Trump says that he would “replace” Obamacare, but that is a rather vague statement.
What exactly would he replace it with?
#10 Trump’s plan says nothing about the Federal Reserve
This is a great concern, because the Federal Reserve has far more power over the economy than anyone else does.  It is at the very heart of our debt-based system, and unless something is done about the Fed our debt bubble will continue to get even larger.
Since the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, the value of the U.S. dollar has fallen by more than 96 percent and our national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger.  For Trump to not even mention the Federal Reserve in his economic plan is a tremendous oversight.
We are in the midst of a long-term economic decline, and things have not gotten better during the Obama years.  If you can believe it, a study that was just released by Harvard even acknowledges this
America’s economic performance peaked in the late 1990s, anderosion in crucial economic indicators such as the rate of economic growth, productivity growth, job growth, and investment began well before the Great Recession.
Workforce participation, the proportion of Americans in the productive workforce, peaked in 1997. With fewer working-age men and women in the workforce, per-capita income for the U.S. is reduced.
Median real household income has declined since 1999, with incomes stagnating across virtually all income levels.Despite a welcome jump in 2015, median household income remains below the peak attained in 1999, 17 years ago. Moreover, stagnating income and limited job prospects have disproportionately affected lower-income and lower-skilled Americans, leading inequality to rise.

That same study found that the percentage of Americans participating in the labor force peaked back in 1997  and has been steadily declining since that time…
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If we continue to do the same things, we will continue to get the same results.
Donald Trump is promising change, and many of his proposals sound good, but there are also some areas to be concerned about.
Ultimately, just tinkering with the tax code and reducing regulations is not going to be enough to turn the U.S. economy around.  We need a fundamental overhaul of our economic and financial systems, and Trump’s plan stops well short of that.  But without a doubt what he is proposing is vastly superior to Hillary Clinton’s plan, and so he should definitely be applauded for at least moving in the right direction.
SOURCE : theeconomiccollapseblog.com
http://www.mydailyinformer.com/10-things-that-every-american-should-know-about-donald-trumps-plan-to-save-the-u-s-economy/

MEDIA IS LYING: See The 5 Facts That Prove Trump Is ACTUALLY Beating Hillary Quite Badly - Sun 11 Sep 2016, 4:43 pm

MEDIA IS LYING:

See The 5 Facts That Prove Trump Is ACTUALLY Beating Hillary Quite Badly 

                       

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[size=32]Donald Trump has been taking names and not taking prisoners.[/size]
[size=32]He is killing Hillary Clinton and has even had to do it by going up[/size]
[size=32]against the media’s rigged polls .[/size]
 
[size=32]The following five statistics that prove that Trump is really winning.[/size]
 
[size=32]Let’s take a look at the facts that the media completely ignores or covers up.[/size]
[size=32]Instead, they have been giving Clinton the lead despite the fact that she can’t[/size]
[size=32]get anyone to even show up to her rallies.[/size]
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Clinton Rally In Omaha where she used mostly High School kids to fill the gym
where a lot of her statements were incorrectly read from her teleprompter.
 
[size=32]FACT #1: [/size][size=32]Trump has nearly three times the amount of followers on Facebook.[/size]
[size=32]Trump: 12,174,358 likes.
Clinton: 4,385,959 likes.[/size]
 
[size=32]Look what Trump’s live stream videos do when compared to Hillary’s.[/size]
[size=32]Trump Live Stream Post — 21 hours ago: 135,000 likes, 18,167 shares, 1.5 million views[/size]
[size=32]Clinton Live Stream Post — 25 hours ago: 9,000 likes, 0 shares, 121,000 views[/size]
[size=32]That does not look good at all for her![/size]
 
[size=32]Fact #2:[/size][size=32] Trump has 18.6 million twitter followers.[/size]
[size=32]Hillary Clinton has only 6.1 million.[/size]
[size=32]The best part is that most of Hillary’s are actually fake.[/size]
[size=32]According to the Washington Examiner, 41 percent of Hillary’s “followers”[/size]
[size=32]are not even real people.[/size]
[size=32]In contrast, The Daily Caller says that Trump’s followers are 90% real[/size]
[size=32]with 90% of them having a previous voting record.[/size]
 
[size=32]Fact #3:[/size][size=32] Trump averages 160k viewers per live stream.[/size]
[size=32]Clinton averages 400 viewers per live stream.[/size]
[size=32]Wow. That is bad. Trump also gets 5,000 percent more eyeballs focused[/size]
[size=32]on the screen than Clinton. Yep. She really is that boring to the folks.[/size]
 
[size=32]Fact #4: [/size][size=32]Instagram.[/size]
[size=32]Trump has 6.2 million followers.[/size]
[size=32]Clinton has 800,000 followers.[/size]
[size=32]Instagram is a platform with mostly all pictures and not much substance –[/size]
[size=32]exactly what Hillary supporters love. And still she does very poorly in this medium.[/size]
 
[size=32]Fact #5: [/size][size=32]On Reddit.[/size]
[size=32]Trump: 297,696 subscribers
Clinton: 21,429 subscribers
But on Hillary for Prison: she gets 255,228 subscribers.[/size]
[size=32]Trump has more subscribers than Clinton on every major social media outlet[/size]
[size=32]but what is even funnier is that there are nearly 3 times as many people[/size]
[size=32]subscribed to “Hillary for Prison” than there are subscribed to the Clinton page.[/size]
 
[size=32]The best part is that the DNC's leaked emails from WikiLeaks have proven that Clinton pays people to support her online. Trump supporters on the other hand willingly actually like and follow him on Social media.[/size]
[size=32]Trump actually has the support of the people. He is going to win this election come November no matter what the mainstream media would like you to believe[/size]
 
[size=32]Right now, every single patriot needs to share this article with friends and relatives. We need to fight these rigged polls that seem to come out every other day. Hillary Clinton has a big bag of tricks and is trying to trick the American public into voting for her. Let’s show America the truth.[/size]
 
[size=32]Can we share this e-mail with at least 10 friends. We have to fight against the mainstream media and their attempts to steal the election away from Trump.[/size][/size]




 

[size=24]God Bless America![/size]

Hillary's 'mystery man' appears after coughing fit - Wed 07 Sep 2016, 5:00 pm

Hillary's 'mystery man' appears after coughing fit

'Do you think the media will ever ask the campaign about this guy?'

Published: 1 day ago
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Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton has had numerous coughing fits during her 2016 run for the White House (Photo: Twitter)
After Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton suffered the worst coughing fit of her campaign Monday, a mysterious man seen by her side for many months on the campaign trail suddenly appeared on her plane.
As WND reported , Clinton suffered two coughing fits on Labor Day – one during a speech in Cleveland, Ohio, and a second one during a press conference on her plane.
In the past, the same man has been spotted helping Clinton up stairs and holding what appears to be a Diazepam pen. Some observers have referred to the man as Hillary’s “mysterious handler.”
The following image of the man on the plane was posted by the Gateway Pundit blog :
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Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit noted that the man is sometimes dressed like a Secret Service agent, “but his actions prove otherwise.”
For example, during one campaign event at Union Hall, New York, some protesters got rowdy.
“Hillary Clinton suddenly froze,” he wrote. “She looked dazed and lost. Seeing this, a group of men rushed to assist the candidate on the stage. One man, however, gently pats the candidate’s back and says, ‘Keep talking.'”
But, according to the post, “An expert on Secret Service tactics told [the Gateway Pundit] Secret Service agents would not touch a candidate in the manner that this individual did and especially Hillary Clinton. It has been widely reported on Hillary’s disdain for the agents who work to protect her. The man who touches Hillary may be a member of Hillary’s close staff – but he is NOT a Secret Service agent.”
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Hillary Clinton being helped up the stairs. The “mystery man” is to her left
Hoft asked, “Do you think the media will ever ask the campaign about this guy?”
WND did ask the Hillary Clinton campaign about the identity and role of the man in the photos but hadn’t received a response at the time of this report.
At an earlier campaign appearance, the same man was reportedly seen carrying a long object that resembled a Diazepam pen.
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Also Monday, Clinton was seen spitting a yellow, unidentified object , which may have been a lozenge, into her glass.
Apparently frustrated that it can’t shut down news coverage of the recurring coughing fits, the Clinton campaign lashed out at an NBC reporter for daring to broach the subject of Clinton’s coughing fits in his news report Monday.
And in an appearance on ABC News that aired Tuesday evening, Clinton running mate Tim Kaine insisted concerns about Clinton’s health are “idiotic.”
NBC News’ Andrew Rafferty wrote the following five-paragraph report about Clinton’s severe coughing fit in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday:
Hillary Clinton struggled to fight back a coughing fit while campaigning in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday.
“I’ve been talking so much,” Clinton said with a hoarse voice. “Every time I think about Trump, I get allergic.”
The former secretary of state has suffered from coughing fits at times throughout the Democratic presidential primary.
However the frog in Clinton’s throat on Monday was one of the most aggressive she’s had during her 2016 run and left her almost unable to finish her remarks.
After the event, campaign aides attributed it to allergies.

Though Rafferty’s report was short and straightforward, the reporter received a harsh rebuke from Clinton’s traveling press secretary, Nick Merrill.
Merrill blasted Rafferty on Twitter Monday, telling the NBC reporter to “Get a life.”
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President Obama’s former speechwriter, Jon Favreau, asked, “Is there anyone at NBC, or anywhere else, who’s willing to defend this story?”
In his Washington Post piece titled, “Can we just stop talking about Hillary Clinton’s health now?”  Chris Cillizza said the questions about Hillary’s heath “are absurd”: “This is a totally ridiculous issue – for lots of reasons – and one that if Trump or his Republican surrogates continue to focus on is a surefire loser in the fall.”
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Rafferty isn’t the first media personality to face attacks for merely discussing the issue of Clinton’s health.
CNN “network honchos” reportedly “acted like the mafia” when they confronted the famous Dr. Drew Pinsky for raising the topic on a radio show, according to the New York Post’s Page Six.
As WND reported , Dr. Drew’s television show on the HLN cable network, “Dr. Drew on Call,” was canceled eight days after he raised questions about Clinton’s health in an interview on KABC-AM in Los Angeles. HLN is the sister channel of CNN.
Dr. Drew has refused to blame Clinton and her supporters for the cancellation of his popular show.
But a source told Page Six CNN network officials relentlessly pursued Dr. Drew for a retraction.
“CNN is so supportive of Clinton, network honchos acted like the mafia when confronting Drew,” said the source, who is close to Dr. Drew. “First, they demanded he retract his comments, but he wouldn’t.”
According to the report, “What followed was a series of nasty phone calls and emails.”
The source called the CNN officials’ behavior “downright scary and creepy.”
GOP nominee Donald Trump, however, has insisted the story surrounding Clinton’s health has been ignored by the mainstream media even though concerns have gone viral on social media and alternative news sites.
“Mainstream media never covered Hillary’s massive ‘hacking’ or coughing attack, yet it is #1 trending. What’s up?” Trump tweeted Tuesday.
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Many tweeters have been using the Twitter hashtag, #HackingHillary , to post comments about Clinton’s health.
Even Hollywood actor and producer James Woods chimed in, expressing his concerns and launching the Twitter hashtag #HerHackingHighness .
“I feel badly she’s obviously very sick, but she can’t responsibly be president with serious health problems,” Woods tweeted Monday.
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Also on Tuesday, Trump told ABC News he will release his full medical records. In the ABC appearance Tuesday evening, Clinton defended her own health record and questioned that of Trump’s. She claimed a short 2015 letter she provided from her personal internist, Dr. Lisa Bardack, is sufficient to show she’s physically healthy enough to be president.
“What we have released is commensurate with what others who have been nominated for president have released. And we followed closely what the format was; we put out the information,” she said.
Clinton attacked Trump’s own health letter as “devoid of information.” She said the doctor who wrote it “basically [said] he did it in five minutes, because the ‘limousine was waiting.'”
In a Monday column published on WND , Dr. Jane M. Orient, M.D., questioned the short letter concerning Clinton’s health.
“So far, I have not seen a doctor putting his reputation on the line by writing, ‘I have read all the available medical reports and looked at the photographs and videos, and my diagnosis is that Mrs. Clinton is in fine health.,'” Dr. Orient wrote. “No doctor has said, ‘If I were at an event and saw someone displaying the signs captured on video, I would ignore it. I would not bring the person a chair, or ask, ‘Are you OK?’ or make sure she had a ride home.'”
Dr. Orient reviewed Bardack’s letter as if it concerned a hypothetical case of a patient named Mary Jones, who needs medical clearance to drive a school bus.
“In the actual record, as opposed to a summary letter, I’d expect to find a weight. Photographs show evidence of substantial rapid weight gain. If true, it requires an explanation,” Dr. Orient wrote. “Since Mrs. Jones has had dizziness and falls, did the doctor check her blood pressure and pulse lying down and then standing up?”
Noting that Clinton is taking the blood thinner Coumadin for recurring clotting problems, Dr. Orient asked: “How often is the INR (a measure of clotting function) checked? Has Mrs. Jones been instructed about Coumadin interactions with some 800 drugs as well as fruits and vegetables (kale, avocado, grapefruit, etc.), alcohol and herbs (oregano, thyme, basil, etc.)? The INR can change unexpectedly, but even if stable and within the desired range, the patient is at risk of clotting or hemorrhage.”
Dr. Orient continued:
“About that transverse sinus clot: How does Dr. Bardack know it completely dissolved? It usually doesn’t. Did Mrs. Jones have a venogram or MRV? Veins are often damaged by a thrombus – a patient might have a swollen ankle for life. A swollen brain can be fatal. With impaired venous drainage from the brain, a patient gets intracranial hypertension. Symptoms include headache, double vision, visual impairment, nausea and vomiting and dizziness. The record should contain a good eye exam, looking for swelling of the optic nerve head. But many patients (maybe 90 percent) with intracranial hypertension don’t show that. The definitive test is a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to measure opening pressure. But no one is going to do an LP in somebody who’s on Coumadin.
“And the severe concussion? How is Dr. Bardack sure there is no persistent brain damage? Has Mrs. Jones had formal cognitive testing, as done in athletes? Has anything changed on a more recent examination? Has she had an MRI with DTI, which shows connecting pathways in the brain? Have reports of confusion or difficulty arousing her from a nap been investigated?
“Then some videos have led some to suspect seizures, a known complication of traumatic brain injury. Was an EEG done … ?
“And did Dr. Bardack’s “normal physical examination” include a detailed neurologic exam? Did the doctor check eye movements, gait, Romberg sign (ability to stand with feet together and eyes closed), muscle strength, motor coordination, vibratory sensation, normal and potential abnormal reflexes, memory, etc.? Did she obtain a neurology or neurosurgery consult?”

Orient concluded, “If Dr. Bardack did not check for all these things, I’d judge her evaluation of Mrs. Jones for driving a school bus to be inadequate. I challenge any doctor to say that any one of these items is unimportant in a person with Mrs. Clinton’s history and recently reported signs who aspires to a position as a bus driver – or U.S. president.”

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