Prepper News Watch for December 9, 2015

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Editorial: As expected, our gun rights are, once again, coming to the forefront of politics. While this is nothing new, a side effect of this is keeping the sales of guns and ammunition at all time highs. In truth, we’ve been dealing with this since Obama became president, and if you’re waiting for prices and availability to return to “normal,” that’s probably not a good plan. Recently, availability of firearms hasn’t been too bad, but ammunition has been either difficult to get or expensive, particularly the common calibers, like .22 LR.

Regardless of your budget, unless you’re a new to preparedness, you shouldn’t be caught unprepared for events. Proper preparedness requires good planning.

One of the practices I’ve repeatedly seen among preppers is the binge mentality. You’re caught off-guard for a certain event or incident, and then you panic-rush to build up your preps in that area. For example, many preppers will suddenly realize they don’t have pandemic supplies *after* the event has started. This is the sheep mentality and puts you out there panicking with all the non-preppers, competing for a finite amount of supplies. It’s also a good way to spend more money than necessary and acquire sub-standard equipment.

Don’t be a sheep.

You can accomplish this by doing your threat assessment and preparing for the most likely events. Most of the equipment and supplies we need as preppers are multi-event capable and you should consider that in your plan. For events needing specialty items – like N100 masks, gloves and goggles – buy in smaller quantities in order to be, at least, minimally prepared in that area.

News:

  1. Supreme Court won’t review laws banning semi-autos
  2. Suddenly, there’s a surge in interest to buy guns around San Bernardino

Prepping and General Interest:

  1. 7 Worst Rookie Prepper Mistakes & How to Avoid Them (Video & Transcript)
  2. Survival Gear Review: Brunton 9077 Lensatic Compass
  3. Old Flour, Eggs, And Butter
  4. Weapons and Threats Preppers Will Face – The Prepper Journal
  5. Jackfish Survival Credit Card Holder
  6. Does Freezing Food Really Kill Bugs?
  7. Chopping the M1 Carbine to Pistol Size
  8. The Grand Jihad Deception
  9. What to Do If You Are In the Middle of An Active Shooting
  10. Schools Get Tested on Their Seismic Safety — With Kids’ Help
  11. The 9mm Parabellum vs the .40 Smith and Wesson vs the .45 ACP, by B.F.
  12. The Active Shooter: Staying Alive
  13. Safety And Injury Prevention After SHTF
  14. Learn Survival Skills from the 340-Page Tokyo Disaster Preparedness Guide
  15. “It Finally Happened”: Millennials Surpass Boomers As Largest Share Of US Voters

Freedom Issues:

  1. Obama’s No-Fly, No-Buy Violates 2nd AND 5th Amendments: List Uses “Secret Criteria” To Bar Guns
  2. San Bernardino: Why Gun Control Laws Don’t Work
  3. Gun control divides Democrats in California Legislature
  4. GunTV auction channel set to launch for 2016
  5. ID: Another Sheriff asks Permit Holders to Carry Their Guns

If you have find a news story or prepping-related article, send it in.

This is a curated list of news stories and articles having interested to the preparedness community. None of the above should be considered an endorsement or an attempt to push any particular agenda by the Preparedness Podcast. They’re simply presented here as an informative source, many included are provided as ‘food for thought’ material.

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