Prep Now for the Coming Winter Challenges

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I’m just getting to this now I hope I didn’t miss it!
 
I’m just getting to this now I hope I didn’t miss it!
Q. Green paper money. What’s likely to become of it, it’s value and usefulness, and over what timeframe, best guess?
Comment. To me it’s clear that “the Trillions“ want to see this job division. They want to see division amongst people. They want to see the economy collapsing in order to persuade and nudge an agenda, that is so clear at this point. The Trillions want it this way, to usher in The finalization of complete redistribution. My guess would be a very small middle class and incredibly tiny elite, who I’m calling “The Trillions“, a substantially deep populated planet, and a vast essentially peasant class. Psychologically speaking, if they get all that done, then maybe they don’t have to be afraid as much, from their point of view. The underlings and the peasants will be controlled. The very small middle class or whatever you wanna call it will be too busy being afraid that they’ll become one of the peasants It’s pet if your a billionaire troll…
It’s a hypothesis that fits the circumstances. Not to mention every fiber of my being and all of my intuition says - this is that…

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  1. Hot water bottles - easy way to stay comfortable at night when there is little to no heat in the house.
  2. Portable propane stove & heater - for those without a wood stove - Also propane cylinders may be in short supply if we get a repeat of the Texas blackouts again this winter.
  3. Kerosene heater & fuel - for those without a wood stove
  4. Tent and sleeping bags - go camping in your own home
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What can we do plan for the next 10, 20, 30 years and beyond? The fuel and energy that we have today will be gone “tomorrow”.
 
 

Bed Warmer is another tool, that could be used to warm the blankets at night.

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They are using the original formula tuned for the “Alpha” strain spike protein. Alpha has been extinct the wild for months now. “Delta” and follow have already immune escaped the Alpha targeted protection. Diminishing returns.

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>>> how to grow food indoors?

Resources, books, websites? Personal experience?   For Lettuce - a mix of Warm (color temp 3500K) & Cool (color temp 5000K) White Screw in LED bulbs. I made one by buying the sockets for about $1 each and epoxying them to a 24 x 48 piece of plywood. A beneficial side effect during the winter - a 495 watt array of 33x 15 watt LED bulbs, is also a 495 watt HEATER. Having bright lights and a garden indoors can also be a very welcoming thing if you haven't seen the sun for a few weeks. My pet cat and bird lay in the light like it's sunlight. Maybe related to Seasonal Affective Disorder. Though I think SAD has 2 components, 1 of them being Vitamin D. Once a person has taken care of that, how much light does a human being need ? I find that one of the best ways to push back against winter cold is by raising your body temperature with exercise.
  I think one other thing that comes in handy is some "Vacation Reading". I like Michael Connelly books. He manages to make LA look like a pleasant live-able place. A sign of true genius ! Normally I don't read books like that. But if the electricity goes out, you can just read your Vacation Book. Makes it less upsetting if the Internet link breaks. In my case that is a digital microwave radio that connects to a larger radio on a hill about 3 miles away. It's nice to have a pleasant Vacation-y book to read if the Internet and/or Electricity go out.
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https://www.timesofisrael.com/with-1-75-million-unvaxxed-or-not-boosted-israel-risks-dropping-ball-expert/

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“They are using the original formula tuned for the “Alpha” strain spike protein. Alpha has been extinct the wild for months now. “Delta” and follow have already immune escaped the Alpha targeted protection.”
They are actually based on the original variant supposedly found in Wuhan - Alpha was supposedly found in the UK…
Even if they used a latter variant - they would still not work for long because they are only using parts of the spike for immunity - rather than a full, live-attenuated inoculation…

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New paid member, long time viewer. Thank you Chris for everything you do.
I feel that I am doing decent getting prepared regarding food storage, medication, supplement supplies, etc. but still shopping for a small solar generator. Any opinions out there regarding brand? Considering the Jackery but wanted to ask here before I shelled out a couple grand. Thanks for any opinions.

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For portable (in my camper) small solar set up I have a goal zero. It does just fine. I have whole home solar so would only use it at home if things went really wrong.

Welcome!
I got a Jackery about a year ago. I wanted something just in case but aside from the one time, hmm how does it work and a couple cycle the battery for maintenance events I haven’t done much with it. I like that it is pretty self explanatory and contained.
The other one everyone seems to mention is Bluetti.
I suspect you could get more bang for your buck building your own system. Mots is the guy that will have those answers. If he chimes in, listen.
Kathy

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I live in Phx At and I’m taking things seriously. We live in a rural area on a well so if we lose power, we lose water. In the last month I have installed a 6000 gallon water tank, bought a propane generator and several large tanks, a water pump, a 20 cf foot freezer and just put a deposit on a full beef. I also have a garden and mini chicken hatchery running at full tilt. Husband thinks I have lost my mind…

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Thanks for the post regarding diesel tank and misc equipment…price/size/store information would greatly be appreciated!

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The Establishment Is Hiding Mass Resistance To Vaccine Mandates With The “Striketober” Farce
“These high profile strikes and walkouts are starting to eclipse media coverage of the true culprits behind the labor crisis – Namely the Biden Administration and blue state governments enacting global mandates, vaccine controls and covid stimulus.
The source of worker shortages, supply chain bottlenecks and a lot of our stagflationary issues can be traced directly back to the government’s covid restrictions and the covid welfare programs. Get rid of the restrictions, the mandates and the covid checks and over time the crisis will disappear. It really is that simple. However, the establishment does not want you to see it that way.
Marxist/Socialist groups are working feverishly to make hay with the covid protests and employee strikes in an attempt to attribute them to “worker discontent” over low wages and “mistreatment” rather than the covid mandates. This is nonsense.
First and foremost, wages have been rising exponentially in the past year for what I would call “zero skill workers” in the retail and service industries. When a potential employee with no valuable skills can walk into almost any chain restaurant or retail outlet and get $15 or more an hour on top of a signing bonus of hundreds of dollars just for showing up on the first day, there is no unfair disparity for the working class.
When the average minimum wage across the states is around $9 and most service workers are making nearly double that, there is no legitimate problem for Marxists to complain about. So, they have to make things up. To be sure, $15 an hour is not enough to buy a home or start a family on a single income, but people aren’t automatically entitled to home ownership and no intelligent person expects to launch a career in food service or retail. That’s why decades ago these jobs were filled by teenagers, not people in their 20s or older. Doubling the minimum wage only accomplished one thing int he long run: Much higher prices for everyone.
Workers might feel like they are being abused, but it’s not their paychecks under attack or their managers making sexual advances. These are petty concerns compared to the bigger issue at hand – Their individual civil liberties.
As noted, there are two major factors in worker shortages: The Biden vaccine mandates and state and federal covid stimulus programs which pay people more to stay at home than they would make on the job. THESE are the reasons for worker shortages and anyone that claims otherwise is ignorant or has an agenda.
Federal covid checks are not done yet. Contrary to popular belief the cash is still flowing through various programs including child credit programs. Also, most states continue to pump out covid financial aid on top of existing unemployment benefits. This is essentially Universal Basic Income and it’s not over by a long shot. Businesses cannot find enough labor because the government has bribed millions of workers to stay home. The socialists don’t like to address this problem because it conflicts with their Striketober fantasy, so they deny it exists.
The establishment is well aware that these actions are destabilizing the labor market and I believe the goal is to destroy the small business sector specifically. Small businesses cannot compete with corporations backed by trillions in central bank stimulus. They don’t have the resources to double wage rates for zero-skill workers or to offer large signing bonuses. They also don’t have the resources to police their own employees and customers to ensure these people are complying with vaccine passports and booster shots. Within a year the solid small business foundation of the US will be a hollow shell.
With the death of small businesses, all that will remain are international conglomerates that WILL enforce the mandates and threaten people with poverty and starvation if they refuse the vax. All other legal alternatives will be removed and that is exactly what the elites want. Without defiant small businesses there’s nowhere left for you to work or shop without the vax passport. Corporate monopolies are the tool governments are using to circumvent constitutional protections for individuals.
But as this process plays out the resistance grows. And, as they say, the resistance will not be televised.
The entire premise of Striketober and the rise of the “oppressed proletariat” is a farce, but there is a different kind of revolution brewing. The latest narrative does at least represent something new in the agenda to derail the US economy. For the most part we have been dealing with astroturf protests from Cultural Marxists in the form of crazed social justice warriors funded by globalist foundations. The focus is usually on exploiting cultural taboos or non-existent racism or sexism. The Striketober development is a much more classic rendition of old school Marxist sabotage, and it appears that it was slapped together haphazardly by establishment elites in order to diminish the VERY REAL conservative worker walkouts.
That is to say, from now on expect that if you walk out of a job or get fired from a job for non-compliance on the experimental covid vax you might be lumped in with a fake leftist movement and no one will mention the real reasons for your sacrifice. But what is the point of this psy-op? Don’t the globalists want to identify and demonize the millions of conservatives refusing the vax?
I am reminded of a story I read when I was a child about a conversation between an ancient Roman General and a Roman Senator. The senator tells the general that something needed to be done about separating and delineating the slave class from the free Roman citizens because often they all looked alike and were sometimes dressed alike. The senator suggested that the slaves be forced to wear black arm bands so they could be easily identified. The general disagreed, pointing out that if the slaves were given the arm bands they would finally see how many of them there were, and realizing the sheer size of their population the slaves might then be encouraged to revolt against the empire.”

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I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the needs and sustainability of our family. We have six young children, our oldest just turned 12 and our youngest just turned 3 months old. I love the considerations that the article had above and thought I would add a few things that I have considered for our situation. My husband is the bread winner in our home, and I stay at home /homeschool our children. We have always tried to be thrifty and have had seasons that we needed to do without or be creative. I think that part of the preparation that we have been doing for what is coming has been to start using the new systems and recipes. I have been thinking about how it is important for kids to have a gradual transition into change. We have homeschooled from the time our first child was in kindergarten. I have talked to several moms that began homeschooling when covid hit and were thrown into the deep-end almost overnight. They have expressed how overwhelming that was both for them and their children. Anyway, I think a big part of being resilient with a family, is to start implementing these changes in the home and taking notice of how everyone is handling the changes. Finding out what is going to work long term, what more might be needed or changed, in order for your family to thrive. While also giving your kids a chance to adjust more slowly, and not be thrown into everything at once.
So for our family here are some things that we have been changing or have always done that will help us moving forward…

  • We have switched back to using cloth diapers/ wipes. We have a supply of laundry detergent that we buy in bulk that works for our diapers and general wash. In the past I have also made homemade laundry detergent.
  • Making baby food has always been a good way to save money and know exactly what is going into our babies.
  • I cut all our kids hair and my husbands. Thankfully, we have done this for over 10 years now, so I'm confident in how to do it. I did replace our whal clippers recently, as they were getting fairly worn.
  • Instead of buying paper towels we are using old burp clothes/ rags.
  • For cleaning we invested in a steam mop, norwex products, and basic items that we have used in the past that can be used to clean with, such as hydrogen peroxide, borax, bon-ami, baking soda, lemon juice, ammonia, Clorox, and vinegar.
  • My husband and oldest son hunt. We generally harvest elk, deer, and antelope. We process and vacuum seal our game for the freezer. The last few years we have used some of the ground meat to make our own sausage. Last year my son (11 years old) made elk jerky as well. We make our own dog food out of meat that has been in the freezer over a year.
  • I have stocked up on extra things like rennet, citirc acid, cheese salt, and cultures that we can use to make homemade yogurt, cheese, sour cream, and riccotta. We are learning how to make these. We are hoping to eventually buy a cheese press and learn to do hard cheeses.
  • I am thinking about containers. In the past we would keep containers from the store and reuse them. My grandparents are farmers that grew up in the great depression and they always keep jars and containers that they could reuse. They reuse and repurpose everything. I've learned so much from them.
  • I went through our canning items and ordered reusable lids and pectin. We have canned in the past, so I made sure the equipment is all together. Canning jars are expensive now, but I am finding them second hand.
  • During the end of season sales I almost always buy what will be needed the next year for my kids and put it up in the bin for that size. So this fall I bought all of next years summer clothes. I go through each bin when I'm putting kids clothes away at the end of the season and figure out what needs replaced, inevitably there are worn out shoes or holes in the knees on pants. If my kids grow faster than expected than I just look for thrift store/ online market place to get what they need. It if fun though to open a bin up and find a winter coat that was purchased last spring during a big sale or hiking boots that we purchased 75% off that finally fit.
  • We always stock up on all the office and school supplies during back to school sales. This way we have full tub of glue, markers, crayons, construction paper, expo markers, tape, folders, notebooks, pencils, etc. Each year I take inventory of what is needed and restock those specific items. We don't need to get backpacks or the list of supplies that most students need to get to go back to school, so this works well for us. We also purchased extra ink for our printer.
  • We stopped buying cereal and snack foods during covid. Now I make homemade granola and homemade quick oats. The kids are used to having homemade snacks and things that I can make from the pantry.
  • We started a cellar for long term food storage. My pantry has always been well stocked with bulk items, but we decided to go a littler deeper with our stores.
  • My husband and I used to brew beer regularly until we felt like we didn't have extra time. We have what we need to start brewing again.
  • We have a garden and have went ahead and purchased the seeds and equipment that we will need for next year all ready. We also have decided to keep an indoor compost.
  • I am thinking about what we will use in future years in our homeschool and have tried to purchase books and curriculum that we are going to be using in future at book sales and such. The last couple of years I have been trying to get some of the consumable workbooks on pdf, so I can print the items for my children as they need the material.
  • My husband is a carpenter, so he has been replacing any tools that are ready to be replaced. Making sure that he has extra blades for saws and things like that.
  • I am sending my sewing machine to get a repair that I have been deferring. I took inventory of fabric, pins, zippers, thread, buttons, and patterns. I also ordered a couple extra iron on patches.
  • We are introducing recipes that would be used in really thin times. Things with beans and rice. Also, we are honing in our cooking skills for things like homemade bread, pizza, biscuits, and tortillas. We have even made homemade noodles.
  • We put up extra fire wood this year and are looking at solar power generators.
  • I am planning to grab some extra bike inner-tubes and things that we generally have to replace regularly on our bikes. It is becoming extremely expensive to fill up our gas tank, so by spring we maybe doing a lot more biking as a family.
  • We are trying to become more resourceful in our neighborhood, developing relationships with our neighbors. One neighbor down the street sells eggs, another has goat milk. We have some shared land. We found wild rubarb this summer, an apple tree, and my oldest son spent the summer learning how to fish in the river on that land.
Anyway, these are the practical things we are doing in our home. I am continually thinking through what else I can do to help us be better equipped to face this next season, whatever it brings.  
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I am thinking about containers. In the past we would keep containers from the store and reuse them. My grandparents are farmers that grew up in the great depression and they always keep jars and containers that they could reuse. They reuse and repurpose everything.
I buy 'chock-full-of nuts' coffee for one main reason; They are about the only coffee company left that uses the old fashioned metal coffee can. I save those and use them for just about everything.
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Does anyone know how to search for nonjab jobs? Facing termination. I know of at least two very large multi-national private companies whom the federal government has threatened to put all federal contracts unless they have all US employees vaccinated. This is even if the employees work from home full-time and do not work on federal. Employees have been given a month to get this done or face termination. Any ideas? Job ads are not mentioning this. Can't search by it.
I am employed by a company that relies on federal funding. We were provided 2 options to avoid the jab: health exemption and/or religious exemption. I put together a religious exemption and had my pastor wordsmith it. Yesterday it was officially accepted. Although I was ready to walk (I'm old enough to retire), I want to leave on my terms. Here is some insight from Armstrong:
Leaked White House audio shows that the Department of Justice (DoJ) understands that religious Americans may feel morally opposed to the vaccine as it contains or was tested on aborted fetal tissue. Furthermore, the DoJ acknowledged that those people are religiously exempt by law from taking the vaccine. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was designed to protect workers from religious discrimination if they have a “sincerely held belief.” However, some employers are requesting that employees admit whether they use common medicine such as Tums, Motrin, Tylenol, Benadryl, Claritin, and Aspirin among others as they were also developed using fetal cells. In the leaked audio, a lawyer from the DoJ states employees can honestly say they did not know that those medications were tested on fetal cells and will discontinue their use. Lawmakers are claiming that since religious leaders are backing the vaccine mandate, then their constituents are obligated to abide, which is simply not true. Epotch TV reporter Roman Balmakov spoke with an attorney who stated that it is completely illegal for employers to dissect someone’s religious beliefs, as that is discrimination, and Americans are allowed to hold different beliefs than their religious leaders. First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/ethics/leaked-audio-the-doj-knows-it-must-acknowledge-religious-exemptions/
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Wow! Excellent post, Holly. Thanks!

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Your assessment of this country’s labor problems is all wrong. As soon as a distinction was made during the pandemic as to what constituted “essential” versus “non-essential” workers “human-beings” woke-up. Being labeled as either an “essential” or “non-essential” worker is a judgement. This has been going on for as long as western civilization has existed. It makes poverty a disease, in the same way our government is a cancer. It’s a cultural judgement, in the same way our society is a constructed against human-beings. Where poverty is a disease and there is no vaccine against it.

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