Prepper News Watch for May 20, 2014

Prepper News Watch

This is a curated list of news stories and articles having interested to the preparedness community. There have been some changes to sources used for this list lately, and I would like your feedback on what you think. Please send me a comment using the Contact form and let me know what you think of the Prepper News Watch.

Prepping and General Interest

  1. ​How To Find the Perfect Multitool In Six Easy Steps
  2. My Survival Pack Project
  3. DIY leather back quiver
  4. How to Make Your Own Bath Salts
  5. Tools for Food Production
  6. Getting Kids To Become Preppers
  7. Moose attacks two hikers in Colorado | Fox News
  8. Hand Carved Tonfas. (No Power tools involved)
  9. How to Build a Wood Garden Box
  10. Foaming Soap-CHEAP
  11. 72 Hour Get Home Kit
  12. Simple Aquaponics System
  13. Survival: A Guide
  14. The Survival Bottle
  15. How to Kill Fruit Flies
  16. Lodge Manufacturing Still Makes Your Grandmother’s Cast Iron Skillet
  17. Ruger 10/22 Takedown: The Ultimate Survival Rifle?
  18. DIY Solar Project – Portable Water Pump – Part Two – Assembly and Accessories
  19. Trades for Surviving After the Collapse
  20. The Kobun Tanto Styled Boot Knife by Cold Steel | Preparedness Advice Blog
  21. Video of the Week: Art of the Mag Flip – Hilarious!!!
  22. 2 Homemade Recipes For Garden Pest Organic Insecticide
  23. Dehydration – More Common Than You Think
  24. Ask Belinda! How to grow on a vertical trellis to grow peas
  25. Essential Survival TV – My Top 10 Uses for Grapefruit Oil
  26. A Big Fat List of Essential Oils for Preppers
  27. Did Not Expect Something of That Size To Move So Fast
  28. Early Scouting Tips
  29. One to Watch: Lionsteel TM-1 |
  30. Cool Hot Weather Hammock
  31. Updating old guns to accept optics
  32. Legend of the Three Sisters – Companion Planting Technique
  33. Seven Megatrends that Will Reshape the Next Decade | FS Staff | FINANCIAL SENSE


  1. Following Latest Recall Shocker, GM Has Recalled 56% More Cars In 2014 Than It Sold In 2013
  2. World’s Unsold Cars Piling Up Everywhere: Fact or Fiction?
  3. Asia Stocks to Watch: China on hacking: We are victims of U.S. cyber attacks
  4. GM to recall another 2.4 million vehicles, take $200M charge
  5. Next Phase of Russian Operations Imminent
  6. In The News Today
  7. Kraft Recalls 1.3 Million Cases Of Cottage Cheese Due To Possible Early Disgustingness
  8. 1.8 Million Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled For Possible E.Coli Contamination
  9. What were China’s hacker spies after? – May. 19, 2014
  10. China Publishes Data Claiming US Is World’s Largest Cyber Attacker
  11. China Blames Vietnam, U.S. for Oil Rig Clashes
  12. Ukraine Crisis Pushing Putin Toward China
  13. Gallup: Only 3% Call Environment ‘Most Important Problem’
  14. Merkel and Putin Discuss Ukraine as NATO Vows No Nuclear Weapons
  15. Breakthrough Hepatitis C Treatment Costs $84,000 in CA, $900 in Egypt
  16. Obama’s FBI Director James Comey: ‘I Just Didn’t Appreciate’ Terrorism Was Still Such a Threat
  17. Native American Tribe Blocks Lake Tahoe Cove from Being Named after Mark Twain
  18. China Furious with Espionage Charges, Bans Cooperation with U.S. on Cybersecurity
  19. Toxic jerky treats linked to more than 1,000 dog deaths

Freedom Issues

  1. Response To Chipotle’s “Please Don’t Bring Guns” Statement Is Predictably Divided
  2. Long-gun Open Carriers Haven’t Learned From Past Mistakes
  3. GA: Restaurant Chages Mind, Welcomes Gun Owners
  4. Obama Admin Goes after Gun through the Banks: Feds Attempt to put Gun Dealers Out of Business
  5. Obama Green Lights Another BLM Land Grab – Half Million Acres
  6. Paranoia has its limits as gun sales slump – MarketWatch First Take – MarketWatch
  7. Chipotle: don’t carry guns in our stores
  8. NSA Records All Calls in 2 Countries, Report Says
  9. Private Companies Building Giant Unregulated Databases Tracking License Plate Location Info
  10. How Your License Plate is Being Used Against You
  11. Shock FedGov Court Ruling: Police Can Kick In Your Door and Seize Guns Without Warrant or Charges
  12. NSA to test legal limits on surveillance if USA Freedom Act becomes law
  13. OK Lawmakers Pass Bill Expanding Concealed Carry to School Parking Lots
  14. Police Shutdown of 11-Year-Old’s Lemonade Stand at California Race Widely Unreported
  15. Bible Ban Lifted in FL’s Broward County Schools
  16. After Losing at Jack in the Box Moms Demand Claims Victory, Targets Chipotle
  17. Gun Control Groups Sue for Compliance with 2002 NJ Smart Gun Mandate
  18. Republicans, Local Sheriff Warn Border Wilderness Zone Will Create Vast Drug Corridor


  1. China Signs Non-Dollar Settlement Deal With Russia’s Largest Bank
  2. Some Seniors Make Ends Meet With Roommates
  3. Putin yet to seal gas deal on China visit, wins support on Ukraine
  4. Guess which empire came to an end today?
  5. ‘Smoking Gun’ From The Federal Reserve’s Murder Of The Middle Class
  6. How much do Americans earn? Average income data for individuals and households. Stagnant income growth for American families.
  7. “Generation Rent” Raising Demand for Multifamily Housing
  8. Welcome to the Third World, Part 15: Insurance Agents Lose Their Health Coverage

Science, Nature and Tech

  1. Why Your Router Is A Security Risk & How To Fix It
  2. Walmart Policy Requires Customers To Fork Over Their Credit Card’s 3-Digit Security Code
  3. Is a Terrorist Attack on the Power Grid Just Days Away?
  4. Slide Show: How climate change will hurt the U.S.
  5. Scary fanged cannibal fish washes ashore alive | Fox News
  6. ProtonMail – Easy to Use Email So Secure NSA Cannot Break It; What About NSA Other Attacks?
  7. E-Cigarette Vapor May Make MRSA Bacteria More Aggressive
  8. High-End Coffee Drinkers Could Be Paying More For Their Java Thanks To Devastating Fungus
  9. 7 Measles FAQs: What You Need to Know
  10. This “little thing” could destroy our way of life in a second – it’s scary
  11. MERS
  12. Health craze whips up prices for egg whites
  13. California drought will cost thousands of farm jobs: study
  14. El Niño: Is 2014 the new 1997? – NASA Science

Prepper Expos

  1. PrepperShowsUSA | Prepper Shows and Survivalist Expos

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