Prepper News Watch for May 23, 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. Blending In and Survivalist Hate
  2. What’s Your Threat: A Personal Job Loss Situation
  3. What’s Your Threat: 7 Tips for Keeping Your Family Together in an Emergency
  4. Ask Belinda: Strengthening your Plants Before Planting
  5. What’s Your Threat: Economic Downturn
  6. How to Be Your Own Blacksmith on a Budget
  7. Build a Collapsible Workbench for Easy Storage Anywhere
  8. How to Survive a Lightning Strike
  9. Homemade LED Light
  10. How to Preserve the Frozen Foods in Your Freezer When The Power Fails.
  11. Superfoods for Preppers: Olive Oil
  12. Off Grid Air Conditioner: DIY Bucket Air Cooler for Camping and Other Uses
  13. SHTF One Gun Defense
  14. Practical, Potable, Drinking Water Storage Container
  15. If You Fly On An Airplane, For Your Health Safety – Read This…
  16. Better Lettuce Seed Germination
  17. The Mac + Cheese Cookbook
  18. .300 AAC Blackout… I don’t get it
  19. Gum Creek’s Concealment Vehicle Mount


  1. Remember our fallen veterans this Memorial Day weekend…
  2. Weekly News Wrap-up 5.23.14
  3. American Veteran Facts: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  4. Office Depot Joins The Recall Bandwagon: 1.4 Million Chairs Have “Fall Hazard”
  5. The Battle For Africa: Chinese Investments Vs US Military
  6. Wyoming drafts bill to reintroduce firing squads for executions
  7. Hit by Rivals, Hewlett-Packard Will Cut Jobs
  8. The Wall Street Journal: Toyota recalls 430,000 more vehicles
  9. 2012: Obama Wanted to Scale Back Pursuit of Al Qaeda, Intel Community Said No
  10. Vietnam and Philippines Unite against China

Freedom Issues

  1. House Judiciary Chairman Demands DHS Provide Data On Illegal, Criminal Immigrants Released Into U.S.
  2. The USA Freedom Act: effective reform of the Surveillance State, or empty gesture?
  3. Microsoft Beats Secret FBI Data Request
  4. Best States for Gun Owners 2014
  5. Common Hunting Rifles to be Banned by New Jersey Law
  6. House Passes Restraints on Bulk Data Collection
  7. Restaurant with ‘No Weapons, No Concealed Firearms’ Sign Robbed at Gunpoint
  8. Sheriffs’ Association: Release Of Convicted Immigrants ‘Unacceptable’
  9. Study: New Technology Development Pushed by Feds Allows for Data Collection on Every Child
  10. Report: Damage Snowden Did to U.S. Intelligence is ‘Staggering’
  11. Ebay Data Breach May Be Second-Largest in History
  12. Grandmas Buying, Carrying Guns to Keep Grandchildren Safe


  1. Retailers’ Profits Miss By Most In 13 Years: “Consumer Is Not Back”
  2. 47% of Unemployed Have Given Up Looking for a Job
  3. The Recession Is Coming: Economist Warns It’s Beyond Control: “I Don’t See What Will Save It At This Point”
  4. Hot On The Heels Of Its China Breakthrough, Russia Set To Build Eight Nuclear Power Plants In Iran
  5. Marc Faber: “The System Is Very Vulnerable,” Brace For A “General Asset Deflation”
  6. Inflation conundrum, price increases without wage growth are unsustainable: Central banks around the globe aim at inflationary targets but have a hard time inflating wages.
  7. The Demise of the US$?
  8. China and Russia Sign Major Gas Deal, Bypass Dollar
  9. Co-Signing a Loan is Risky Business For You, Your Family, Your Heirs, Even the Borrower: More Student Loan Debt Slave Nightmares
  10. The Wall Street Journal: H-P reports higher profit, will slash more jobs
  11. Report: Texas Home to Fastest Growing Cities in Nation
  12. Federal Reserve Warns Interest Rates Will Rise

Science, Nature and Tech

  1. 6 Ways Monsanto Is Destroying Humanity
  2. New Mexico dust storm leaves six dead after highway crash
  3. State Capitol Lawns Allowed to Die in California Drought
  4. NOAA Predicts Mild Hurricane Season, But Cautions ‘It Only Takes One’ for Disaster
  5. National Weather Service Warning System Hobbled by Outage at Worst Possible Time
  6. EBay Users Still at Risk After Cyberattack, Even If They Change Passwords
  7. Japan Begins Purposely Dumping 100s Of Tons Of Radioactive Water From Fukushima Into The Pacific
  8. The US Shale Oil Miracle Disappears | Peak Prosperity
  9. The Robots Are Coming, And They Are Replacing Warehouse Workers And Fast Food Employees
  10. Northern Arizona wildfire threatens Flagstaff as it grows in size
  11. Atlantic hurricane season in the US forecast to be slower than usual
  12. Colorado swept by hail, tornadoes and thunderstorms
  13. 7 disgusting dangers lurking around your office – MarketWatch
  14. Dream of U.S. energy independence was just revised away – Outside the Box – MarketWatch

Prepper Expos

  1. PrepperShowsUSA | Prepper Shows and Survivalist Expos

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