Prepper News Watch for May 18, 2015



  1. Severe weather continues to pummel Midwest, threatening Chicago and St. Louis
  2. The Deadliest Jobs In America
  3. Baltimore Residents See Uncertain Future Following Riots
  4. FBI Warns ‘Ransomware’ Scams on the Rise
  5. Cyber Attack May Be To Blame For Deadly Amtrak Crash: “It’s Unclear Whether the Speed Was Increased Manually”

Prepping and General Interest

  1. 3 Ways to Stay Safe – wikiHow
  2. Getting to Know: Thickeners – How To Cook – Cook’s Country
  3. LaserLyte Tri-Color Housings for SCCY Pistols
  4. How to Prep for Those with Dietary Restrictions
  5. Survival Skills: How to Make Char Cloth
  6. Using a FoodSaver Jar Sealer
  7. Staying Safe at Large Events
  8. 3 Delicious Ways To Cook With (Pesky) Dandelions
  9. How to Make an Arrow Quiver from Tree Bark
  10. Survival Uses Of Paraffin Wax
  11. Avoiding Blossom End Rot in the Veggie Garden
  12. Maintaining Sanitation While Off The Grid
  13. The Big Problem With Semi-Automatic Rifles For Survival
  14. 9 Ways To Get Food When The Power Grid Is Down
  15. Growing, Preserving and Mixing Your Own Herbs And Spices (Part 1)
  16. 4 Things I Learned From This Year’s CPR Course for Professionals
  17. Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese
  18. Lifesaving Home Improvements
  19. Understanding the RadioShack SWR & Power Meter
  20. Survival Gear Review: Smith’s Pocket Pal X2 Sharpener and Survival Tool
  21. Survival Skills: 14 Ways a Beer Can Could Save Your Life
  22. Urban Survival Skills That Will Keep You Alive
  23. Goal Zero launches IPX6 weatherproof battery for USB charging
  24. Make Friends With Your Emergency Fund

Freedom Issues

  1. Your Help is Still Needed on Pending National Right-to-Carry Legislation
  2. Anti-Gun Lawmakers Seek to Stop Online Ammunition Sales
  3. Obama Administration Opposes CMP Handgun Sales
  4. TX; Repeal of Knife Ban Passes House
  5. Mass Killings Stopped by Armed Citizens, Updated
  6. Has UPS Bans Suppressor Shipments – The Firearm Blog
  7. AZ town hides license plate readers in dozens of fake cacti


  1. The Debt To GDP Ratio For The Entire World: 286 Percent
  2. The low wage employment tsunami: Low wage jobs now make up 25 percent of all employment in the United States.
  3. Apocalypse and Enormous Disorder Coming-Hugo Salinas-Price

Science, Nature and Tech

  1. This Chart Shows Why You Shouldn’t Trust Just One Scientific Study
  2. Man Embeds Chip in His Hand, Hacks Phones With It : Discovery News
  3. Swarms of Mini-Drones Prepping for Remote Battle
  4. US Pushes Pedal on Car-to-Car Communication : Discovery News
  5. FBI says plane hacker took over controls and is a threat to public safety
  6. MIT Study suggests current solar power tech is good enough
  7. Researchers show you can be uniquely identified by your bacteria
  8. Watch gravity waves ripple through Earth’s atmosphere

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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.

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