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Learn more: Citizens in Tennessee are being asked by government workers to divulge details about their preparedness plans in a door-to-door “assessment” program reported by Janet Kim from local news channel 5 (…). During this assessment, government workers ask residents 22 questions about their preparedness status. NaturalNews has confirmed through reliable sources that these include questions about emergency food supplies.

Fortunately, this effort is being done by a Tennessee group of state employees who are widely recognized throughout the preparedness community as being “good guys” who are truly just trying to help people get prepared. They are not interested in confiscation or anything of the kind, according to our sources. It’s a local community preparedness support effort.

On another front, three days ago Oath Keepers reported that their chapter president in Tennessee was told by a local cannery federal agents were demanding customer lists (…). This account quickly went viral across alternative news websites, and the news exploded across the ‘net.

The Tennessee cannery that originally relayed that account to Oath Keepers has backed off their account and is now telling customers who call that federal agents never visited their cannery. Oath Keepers has posted an update confirming this (…).

The change in this first-hand account has many people scratching their heads, as this story was confirmed face-to-face by none other than Oath Keepers Tennessee Chapter President Sgt. Rand Cardwell, a USMC veteran (Desert Storm) with a solid reputation. There is virtually no possibility that Sgt. Rand Cardwell invented this story, as he is widely known to be a trustworthy individual who honorably served his country as a U.S. Marine.

A far more likely explanation may be found in the Patriot Act itself, which features a sneak-and-peek with a gag order provision that allows federal agents to conduct searches of any facility and then gag the witnesses from speaking about it for at least one year, after which they may challenge the gag order. The existence of this sneak-and-peek gag order is widely acknowledged and easily verified through common web searches. Even NPR reported on it several years ago:…

Another possibility is that the original source at the Tennessee cannery may have been instructed to remain silent by higher ups either within their own organization or, theoretically, the Mormon Church with which the cannery is affiliated. This is only speculation, of course. We no longer have access to any further fact-checking because nobody from that cannery is talking. NaturalNews has long admired the preparedness philosophy of the Mormon Church and its members, most of which are far better prepared for an economic collapse than people of any other organized religion.

Who is getting prepared? The smart folks

The bottom line is that government officials are taking a curious interest all of a sudden in the preparedness status of the American people. Whether for innocent reasons or for nefarious purposes, this is a new focus of both state and federal government, and it indicates that somebody up the chain of command is very interested in knowing WHO is preparing and HOW they’re getting prepared.

My advice to NaturalNews readers is to connect with a Mormon cannery in your area and help support their operations. Such canneries frequently offer food storage skills and advice, in addition to offering you quality stored goods at affordable prices. Most Mormon-run canneries graciously open their doors to people of any religious denomination, and for that they deserve tremendous credit.

NaturalNews will continue to investigate this story and bring you any important developments. In the mean time, we encourage all our readers, in Tennessee and elsewhere, to get yourself prepared for what’s coming. Because there will very likely come a day when the federal government begins to look at stored food, cash, and ammunition as “signs of terrorism.” The government already flags people who “pay with cash” as being engaged in suspicious activity — just try to buy an airplane ticket with cash and see what happens if you don’t believe me. Similarly, those who buy quantities of firearms are already being flagged and tracked by the ATF. The federal government runs elaborate infiltration and spying schemes to ensnare raw milk farmers (…).

For that same government to start asking questions about who has stored food isn’t even a stretch. It fits their pattern of spying on their own people even as the government tries to encroach upon more freedoms we all once took for granted.

Stay prepared, folks. The economic tsunami is headed our way, and there’s a whole lotta paper currency that may end up being worth no more than the paper it’s printed on. For now, I think it’s safe to purchase stored food without drawing too much attention to yourself, but you’ll probably get a much better value if you buy it locally from regional canneries where you don’t have to pay the large shipping costs.

Do I have 5-gallon buckets full of spelt and brown rice? You bet I do. And I got ‘em from a Mormon cannery in Idaho.

If you don’t physically have it in your possession you don’t own it!

Two is One and One is None = REDUNDANCY

We can live for three hours in the cold. Have a back up shelter plan with a heat source.We can live for three minutes without air. Have a first aid kit and EMT book for reference.

We can live for three days without water. Get a water filter system and store water.

We can live for three weeks without food. Stock your pantries.

The 101 Items That You Will Wish You Had in the Very Near Future

(but not necessarily in the order of their disappearance)
  • Generators

Good ones cost dearly; Gas storage is Risky; Noisy; Target of Thieves; Maintenance, etc. Honda EU2000i is the best choice!)

  • Water Filters/Purifiers

Katadyne Pocket Water Microfilter for portability or backpacking, Big Berkey for Gravity Fed at Home, Berkey Light for Camping Filtration is a must! Don’t forget extra Black Berkey Filters and PWGazette Siphon/Gravity Filter. Coffee filters make excellent pre-filtering of water that is dirty or has sediment in it. The most practical commercial iodine products is iodine crystals/saturated iodine-water solution by Polar Pure Water Disinfectant, Katadyn MicroPur Purification Tablets The US military has selected Micropur tablets to replace iodine tablets in soldiers first aid kits.

  • Portable Toilets

Humanure Style, Outhouse, Porti-Potti, Reliance Luggable Loo, plus supplies Doodie Waste Bags or plastic kitchen bags for waste. Remember a cup of sawdust thrown on after each use will keep odor down! Baby Wipes from Costco – you can’t have enough of these! Waterless hand sanitizer.

  • Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels

You can never have too much TP 23% increase in less than a year

  • Wood Burning Stove

Plenty of seasoned firewood and old newspapers. Cylinder Stoves for great tent/freestanding stove.

  • Lamp/Lanterns/Candles

Coleman trusted for camping, Aladdin Mantle Lamps for table, Dietz No. 76 for hurricane style. Plenty of mantles, wicks, unscented lamp oil or kerosene, Rayovac SE3DLN Sportsman Extreme 3D LED Lantern

  • Fuel All Types

Coleman Fuel, Impossible to stockpile too much, Pure lamp oil unscented, Gasoline, Kerosene, Propane and Diesel. Store it safely and NOT in your home.

  • Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Baseball Bats & Slingshots (your choice)

Louisville Slugger MLB225YB Wood Baseball Bat, Crosman Firestorm Slingshot, Ruger 10/22 Rifle, Ruger MKIII Pistol or Browning Buckmark Pistol, Shotgun Remington 870/Mossberg 500, 1-Rifle .308 or 30.06 1000 rds per gun) Ammunition is drying up and getting very expensive 00Buck & Duck & Pheasant loads for shotguns, .22 Bricks at Walmart are cheap!

  • Hand Can Openers, Hand Egg Beaters and Whisks.

Lots of quality (commercial grade) can openers, Swing-A-Way 6090, Swing-A-Way Wall, just like Grandma had or KitchenAid

  • Honey, Syrups, White/Brown Sugar
  • Rice, Beans, Wheat, Oats

Packaged properly will last for 30 years, Home Storage: Build on Basics, Food Storage Calculator

Grains (wheat, rice, corn, rolled oats, spaghetti) 400 lbs. or 72 – #10 cans (wheat)
Legumes (dry pinto,red,great northern or black beans, peas, lentils) 60 lbs. or 12 – #10 cans (beans)

Powdered Milk 16 lbs. or 4 – #10 cans
Sugar or Honey 60 lbs. or 10 – #10 cans
Cooking Oil (includes shortening, olive oil, etc.) 10 quarts or (9 liters)

Salt 8 pounds
Water** (2 weeks minimum reserve) 14 gallons
“When members have stored enough of these essentials to meet the needs of their family, for one year, they may decide to add other items that they are accustomed to using day to day” (The First Presidency Letter, January 20, 2002)

  • Vegetable Oil

For cooking, Without it food burns/must be boiled etc. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil or Extra Virgin Olive. Oil cannot be beat!

  • Charcoal, Lighter Fluid(Will become scarce suddenly)
  • Water Containers(Urgent Item to obtain, Food Grade Only)

Lots of water containers, different sizes 5, 10, 25 and 55 gallon, filled with water now.

  • Heater Portable (Propane)

Mr. Heater MRHF273400 Buddy Portable LP Gas Heater, Mr Heater MH18B Portable “Big Buddy” Heater, Tank Hose w/Reg Assembly for Mr Heater, Mr. Heater MH12T Single Tank-Top Propane Heater, Coleman BlackCat Portable Catalytic Heater. Don’t forget extra propane tanks and cylinders. Costco is the cheapest on 20# Propane Tanks

  • Grain Grinder (Without a grain mill for all that wheat you’ll be using a hammer!)

Non Electric–Country Living Mill, (The best) Electric – Bosch Nutrimill, Purchasing the right grinder for you. Blandtec honorable mention grain mills

  • Propane Cylinder/Tanks (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur)
  • Survival Guide Book

Some Good ones — Encyclopedia of Country Living, Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It, Where There is no Doctor, Where There is no Dentist, SAS Survival Handbook, Emergency Food Storage and Survival Handbook, Five Acres And Independence[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/HP_Owner/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG], Crisis Preparedness Handbook[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/HP_Owner/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG]

  • Mantles Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.) 
  • Baby Supplies

Diaper cloth/disposable, Formula, Baby Wipes-Lots, Ointments, cloths and medicine.

  • Laundry Supplies

Columbus Washboards, Windtrax Wringer, Mop Bucket, Toilet Plunger, Borax, Fels Naptha, Mobile Washer (Hand Operated Washing Machine) , Soap, Brushes, Pine-sol, Large buckets/tubs

  • Cookstoves (Propane, Wood, Alcohol)

Coleman, Camp Chef Propane, Camp Chef Outdoor Oven, Coleman, Volcano II, Stovetec (The Best Rocket Stove).

  • Vitamins Herbs and Sprouts
  • Feminine Hygiene/Hair care/Skin products
  • Thermal Underwear(Tops & Bottoms) Polypropylene
  • Bow Saws, Axes, Hatchets, Wedges

Sharpening Stone, Honing Oil) Spyderco Sharpmaker, Shun Combination Whetstone

  • Aluminum Foil Heavy Duty & Plastic Food Wrap Costco Bulk HD
  • Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal) Jeep Metal or Blitz
  • Garbage Bags (All Size and thickness’, Impossible To Have Too Many) Ziploc Bags
  • Milk – Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 months) Morning Moo’s the best
  • Garden Seeds (A Wide Variety of Non-Hybrid & Heirloom) (A MUST)
  • Clothes Pins/Line/Hangers
  • Coleman’s Hand Pump & Repair Kit
  • Tuna Fish (in oil)
  • Fire Extinguishers or Large Box of Baking Soda (in every room)
  • Batteries (all sizes…buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates) Focus on one size for everything
  • Spices, Garlic, Baking Supplies and Ingredients (dehydrated specifically for flavor)
  • Big Dogs (plenty of dog food)
  • Matches (Plenty of Strike Anywhere Type)

Boxed, wooden matches will go first, Zippo Manufacturing Company , BIC Classic Lighter , Strike Anywhere Matches –don’t forget the extra Flints and Lighter Fluid

  • Writing Paper, Pads, Pencils, Solar Calculators

When the power is out everything will be done by hand, no computers, cash registers, etc.

  • Insulated Ice Chests(Good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime)

Coleman 6-Day 82 Qt. Ultimate Xtreme Wheeled Cooler, Moeller Ice-Station Zero Marine Ice Chest 94-Quart

  • Clothing and Wookboots

Quality Shirts, Levis, Carhartt up to 52%or equal coats, jackets, sweatshirts, caps. Think Winter Quality Gear

  • Flashlights (LED Preferred with LONG runtime)

A Pocket AA like Gerber Infinity Ultra is a must)Consider Streamlight ProPolymer 4AA LED Flashlight, Streamlight ProPolymer 4AA LUXEON LED Flashlight,Mini MagLite 2 AA w/Nite Ize LED Module Get these @ Walmart, Headlamp Princeton Tec EOS, Pocket Keychain Light Fenix E01 Compact LED Flashlight Plus Batteries, Batteries and More Batteries

  • Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks(Record ideas, feelings, experience, etc.)
  • Garbage Cans Plastic/Galvanized(great for storage, transporting – if with wheels)
  • Men’s Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
  • Cast Iron Cookware

(Lodge Logic 12-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet, Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned 5-Quart Dutch Oven with Loop Handles, several sizes and styles)

  • Fishing Supplies/Tools
  • Mosquito Repellant, Coils, Sprays and Creams (Deet as an ingredient
  • Duct Tape
  • Tarps, Stakes, Nylon Rope, Spikes, Nails & Wire
  • Candles (A variety of small and large)
  • Laundry Detergent (liquid)
  • Backpacks, Duffle Bags, Fanny Packs and Day Packs
  • Garden Tools, Supplies, Fertilizers, Pest Control
  • Scissors, Fabrics, Needles, Safety Pins, etc.
  • Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Soups, Stews, Chili
  • Bleach(Plain, NOT Scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypo chlorite)
  • Canning Supplies (Jars, Lids, Wax, Pectin)
  • Knives, Leathermen or Gerber Tools, Sharpening Stones/Files (Quality is Important)
  • Sleeping Bags, Blankets/Pillows/Mats Foam or Air (Quality is Important)
  • Board Games, Cards, Dice (Adult and Children Type)
  • Paper Plates, Plastic Cups, Plastic Utensils & Napkins(Stock Up) Bulk
  • Baby Wipes, Oils, Waterless & Antibacterial Soaps(Saves a lot of Water)
  • Rain Gear, Rubberized Boots (Galoshes), Gloves, etc.
  • Shaving Supplies (Razors, Creams, Talc, After Shave)
  • Hand Pumps & Siphons(For Water and for Fuels)
  • Soy sauce, Vinegar, Bouillons, Gravy and Soup base
  • Reading Glasses Several progressive pairs
  • Chocolate, Cocoa, Tang, Punch (Water Enhancers)
  • Woolen Clothing, Scarves, Ear-Muffs, Mittens
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Graham Crackers, Saltines, Pretzels, Trail Mix, Jerky
  • Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts (Comfort Food)
  • Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, Handkerchiefs, etc.(Lots of extras) Winter Merino Wool
  • Lumber (All Types, OSB Sheeting, Plywood, Dimensional Lumber, etc.)
  • Wagons and Carts(For Transport To and From)
  • Cots, Inflatable Mattress’, Foam PadsThermarest or 4” Form
  • Gloves (Work, Warming, Gardening, Winter, etc.)
  • Screen for Patches, Glue, Silicone, Nails, Screws, Nuts & Bolts
  • Bottled Water, Teas, Soft Drinks, Gatorade
  • Pharmaceutical Supplies, Prescription Medications, Pain Relievers
  • Medical Supplies, Band-Aids, Neosporin, Gauze, Trauma Items, Burn Gel
  • Rubbing Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Chewing Gum, Candies and Comfort Food
  • Hats, Cotton Neckerchiefs, Bandannas (Winter and Summer Styles)
  • Chickens, Goats and Rabbits
  • WD-40
  • Alcohol, Wines, Liquors (Bartering and Medicinal Uses)
  • Automotive Supplies (Oil, Oil Filters, Batteries, Tires, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Homesteading, Survival, Medicine and Do-It-Yourself Projects

Now IF I can just figure out how to get it ALL in my backpack.

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Here are some headlines from the past several days:

“2011 Tornado Season has seen increase in Storms, Record Death Toll”

  • “Missouri River Flood of 2011 one for the History Books”
  • “The recent floods and tornado outbreaks mark the most costly disaster in American history”
  • “Food price shock ahead”.

All of these are headlines seen in the past few days in June. Is the time for preparing past? No, but it will now be much more expensive than it would have been just a few months ago.

The National Weather Service has announced the forecast for the coming hurricane season. Although the prediction is for more named storms this year, that alone is not the most interesting part of the story. What we should really be taking note of is the fact that we are returning to the weather patterns of the 1950s and 1960s. During those years there were serious weather conditions which hit the northeast coast of North America, the jet stream lowered its path, and temperatures were confused – it was much colder in normally warm areas, and much warmer in normally cool areas.

We have seen the results this spring with tornadoes not only in the Midwest “Tornado Alley”, but also in diverse places such as California and Massachusetts.  All of this news means we can expect to have weather only our parents and grandparents remember well. The time for preparing has not passed, but the urgency has increased.

The winter of 2010-2011 has seen record snowfall in all the mountain ranges west of the Mississippi. Spring in these areas has been colder than normal, setting up a disastrous scenario for the remaining weeks of spring and summer. Rivers and reservoirs in some places are overwhelmed, and heat waves may follow the cool spring weather in many areas. Hot weather will eventually come to the West, and when it does there may be severe flooding. Four states not part of the Mississippi River system, where horrific flooding and loss of life and property have already occurred, – Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and South Dakota – have already declared a state of emergency due to flooding.

Are you prepared to remain out of your home for a month or more? Are you prepared to be without grocery and pharmacy supplies for weeks? This is already the case in some areas. Do you really still believe natural disasters can’t happen to you?

We have heard so much about flooding and tornadoes this year that it should come as no surprise that some North American crops have been destroyed or not planted at all. The logical conclusion: prices will go up.

On the other hand – are you aware that in some regions there is still a drought?

Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina and Alabama all have areas of extreme drought or worse “exceptional drought.”

This is also the case on other continents:

“Several submerged sections of an imperial tomb of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) have resurfaced in east China’s Jiangsu Province as a result of a severe drought that is still affecting the region. The tomb was built for the ancestors of Zhu Yuanzhang, founder and the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty, in AD 1386, on the west bank of the Hongze Lake in Xuyi County of Jiangsu.

“The mausoleum was flooded in 1680, when the Yellow River broke its banks, changed course and converged with the nearby Huaihe River. Now local residents have got to take their first look at the tomb, which hadn’t seen the light of day in more than 300 years.

“Stone arches and other parts of the tomb emerged on Thursday as the lake’s water level continued to recede because of the recent drought. Local residents also got a look at a paved path leading to the tomb.”¹

In China, 725,000 acres of land are drying out causing not only enormous crop loss but leaving 820,000 people in the region without sufficient food and water. Where will the food come from to feed these people? Will China purchase crops normally sold to industrialized nations such as the United States, Canada and  Australia, leaving them short?

Food riots have already occurred around the world. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is warning the drought conditions in China, Europe and Great Britain  may lead to the worst food inflation we have seen to date.  Combine this with the loss of crops in Japan due to the earthquake and tsunami and flooding, plus drought and tornadoes in the United States and the outlook is not good for food supplies and food prices. The fear is food shortages

will increase the frequency and intensity of food riots in many more countries.

The price of oil has already gone up making the cost of petroleum based items rise. The price of cotton has soared making the cost of everything from clothing to camp tents rise.

Has the time for preparing passed? No, but maybe the time to ask what we are preparing for has. It is here. Now is the time to gather your family and to discuss your priorities for the coming year. Summer is almost here and it is not too late to plant a garden. It is not too late to plan a stay-at-home vacation to save money for self reliance goals. Summer vacations from school are the perfect time to clean out used items and sell them at a garage sale or online.

There will never be a less expensive time to purchase preparedness items or to learn skills that will save you the money you are now spending on them. Now is the time. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this won’t affect you. It will. Don’t make the mistake of thinking it can wait and looking back months from now and wishing you had taken action when prices were lower.

Emergency Preparedness Manual

March 21, 2011 11:24 am | No Comments

Here is the link for the free LDS Emergency preparedness Manual download.

Freeze Dried Food Alert

March 5, 2011 3:21 pm | No Comments

There is a good website to look at for freeze dried meats, vegetables and fruit for good prices.  It is   The more you buy the less the price.   Shipping is only 4.49 for the order.

Also, Emergency Essentials has a good sale on freeze dried salmon for 24.99.

Sanitation Proceedures Made Simple

February 22, 2011 3:39 pm | No Comments

Download the flyer that I used during my presentation last week on sanitation.  This helps you understand the critical basics of taking care of human waste inside your home or in the mountains.

Click here to get the Sanitation flyer in PDF format for Printing

Great Food Storage Site

February 4, 2011 11:33 am | No Comments

Our daughter came across Deseret Food Store and picked up some fantastic prices for food storage items.  Apparently they have blow out deals that are truly amazing. They go fast though.  I’m going to try and keep on top of these super deals and keep you up to date so you can take advantage of them. With the world food prices soring and the economy in the dumps we need all the breaks we can get. The “Get it while the getting is good” is over, so these deals are few and far between and becoming highly sought out.



I wanted to let you know that Emergency Essentials Feb group special has some good freeze dried fruit on sale this month.  You just need to order the minimum amount to get the price and you get free shipping on all your order. Go here…
  • Freeze dried strawberries with min. of 12 makes them 13.00 each (reg. 18.00)
  • Freeze dried raspberries with a min. of 6 makes them 20.00 each (reg. 30.00)
  • Freeze dried celery with a min. of  6 makes them 12.00 (reg. 19.00)
  • Dehydrated green peppers with a min of 12 makes them 9.00 (reg. 15.00)
I did call them and tell them that I didn’t need 12 dehydrated green peppers and they said if I ordered 6, they would give me the better price.  So if you want some, but not sure if you need 12, call the customer phone line and ask.  You would probably need to order and few of the specials?

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