NATO Is Sending Romanian Cyber Warfare Specialists to Ukraine

Cyber Warfare

Romania is to send IT specialists to Kiev on behalf of the US and NATO. They should enhance the Cyber ​​Protection of Ukraine and carry out trainings. The mission is directed against Russia, as NATO accuses the country of cyber-attacks against Ukraine.

Amid the turmoil in Ukraine, Romania has emerged as an unlikely cyber security ally for the international community.

The country that initially gained attention for its hacking prowess is now a leader in cyber policing and cyber defense, The Associated Press reported.

NATO has tasked the Eastern European country with bolstering Ukraine’s digital walls as Russia increasingly uses its first-tier hacking talent to advance its U.S.-opposed agenda in the country. The Commerce Department this week is also leading a trade mission of 20 U.S. cyber firms to the country in an effort to strengthen private sector ties.

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Romania oversees the Ukraine Cyber Defense Trust Fund, a program funded by NATO member countries to help strengthen embattled Ukrainian defenses.

“We are trying to be a regional leader,” Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta recently told foreign media outlets. “That is why Romania … has been appointed by NATO to be in charge of [Ukraine’s] cyber security and preventing cyber warfare.”

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Eastern Europe has long been home to some of the most advanced hackers in the world.

Former Soviet bloc states have well-established elite math and science education programs that were churning out computer programmers before it was trendy.

An underground online market known as the “cyber arms bazaar” operates out of the region, trafficking hacking tools, viruses and any form of infiltration and cyber sabotage imaginable. Nearly all cyber crime worldwide — a $400-plus billion business annually — can be traced back to the bazaar in some fashion.

Romanian digital thieves were part of this business, pilfering $1 billion from U.S. victims in 2011, U.S. officials said at the time. A Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer” also became infamous after exposing former president George W. Bush’s paintings of himself in the shower and bath.

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The U.S. has struggled to use the Eastern Europe cyber expertise to its advantage. American investigators have had trouble cooperating with local law enforcement when trying to collect evidence or arrest cyber crooks peppering U.S. businesses with attacks.

Romania has emerged as an exception. Europe’s police agency told the AP that 20 percent of Europol’s cyber defense force are Romanian police officers.

With its trade mission, the U.S. Commerce Department is trying to encourage private sector collaboration as well between the two countries.

Bruce Andrews, deputy secretary of Commerce, told a Romanian audience on Tuesday that the trade mission “is a testament to your tech savvy, this region’s strategic location, and our shared dedication to combatting both criminal and state-sponsored cyber attacks.”

Companies traveling this week with Commerce are also touting the benefits of joining forces with Romanian cyber firms.

“Cyber readiness exercises don’t happen — and real actions aren’t taken — until we can all come to the table and start to collaborate,” wrote Ryan Gillis, vice president of government affairs and policy at Palo Alto Networks, one of the companies on the trip.

But Romania faces a tall task defending Ukraine against Russia’s dominant cyber program.

In response to international sanctions over its intervention in Ukraine, Russia has become more brazen with its cyberattacks worldwide.

“A dramatic increase,” Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at security research firm Trend Micro, told The Hill in March.

Moscow has also increasingly targeted Ukraine, using its digital deftness to stir unrest in the country.

“The Ukraine conflict is kept in place artificially by Russia,” Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of cybersecurity training firm KnowBe4, told The Hill when discussing Russian cyber crime rings.

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The US companies Microsoft, Oracle and Google are all active in Romania. In total 93,000 Romanians are employed in the IT industry. Every year, 6,500 IT specialists graduate, the Romanian Association of Software Industry (Anis) reports.

Last year, because of the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine, the NATO member country Romania increased its military spending and therefore cancelled its goals for fiscal consolidation. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) gave Romania a loan of four billion euros. The US has been pushing for years for a greater commitment in military spending of the 28 NATO countries, and, in light of the Ukrainian crisis, these appeals have been put forth with even more urgency.

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It’s Starting: Financial Collapse Usually Leads to War And is Already Started

Financial Collapse

Scanning the headlines in the western mainstream press, and then peering behind the one-way mirror to compare that to the actual goings-on, one can’t but get the impression that America’s propagandists, and all those who follow in their wake, are struggling with all their might to concoct rationales for military action of one sort or another, be it supplying weapons to the largely defunct Ukrainian military, or staging parades of US military hardware and troops in the almost completely Russian town of Narva, in Estonia, a few hundred meters away from the Russian border, or putting US “advisers” in harm’s way in parts of Iraq mostly controlled by Islamic militants.


Author’s note:  This is a rerun from March of last year, whose time has finally come. With the new year, a sea change seems to have occurred in the financial markets: instead of “melting up,” the way they used to, they have started “melting down.”

My original prediction is that this will lead to more armed conflict.

Let’s see if I was right.


The strenuous efforts to whip up Cold War-like hysteria in the face of an otherwise preoccupied and essentially passive Russia seems out of all proportion to the actual military threat Russia poses. (Yes, volunteers and ammo do filter into Ukraine across the Russian border, but that’s about it.) Further south, the efforts to topple the government of Syria by aiding and arming Islamist radicals seem to be backfiring nicely. But that’s the pattern, isn’t it?

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What US military involvement in recent memory hasn’t resulted in a fiasco? Maybe failure is not just an option, but more of a requirement?

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Let’s review:

Afghanistan, after the longest military campaign in US history, is being handed back to the Taliban. Iraq no longer exists as a sovereign nation, but has fractured into three pieces, one of them controlled by radical Islamists. Egypt has been democratically reformed into a military dictatorship. Libya is a defunct state in the middle of a civil war. The Ukraine will soon be in a similar state; it has been reduced to pauper status in record time—less than a year. A recent government overthrow has caused Yemen to stop being US-friendly. Closer to home, things are going so well in the US-dominated Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that they have produced a flood of refugees, all trying to get into the US in the hopes of finding any sort of sanctuary.

Looking at this broad landscape of failure, there are two ways to interpret it. One is that the US officialdom is the most incompetent one imaginable, and can’t ever get anything right. But another is that they do not succeed for a distinctly different reason: they don’t succeed because results don’t matter. You see, if failure were a problem, then there would be some sort of pressure coming from somewhere or other within the establishment, and that pressure to succeed might sporadically give rise to improved performance, leading to at least a few instances of success. But if in fact failure is no problem at all, and if instead there was some sort of pressure to fail, then we would see exactly what we do see.

 

In fact, a point can be made that it is the limited scope of failure that is the problem. This would explain the recent saber-rattling in the direction of Russia, accusing it of imperial ambitions (Russia is not interested in territorial gains), demonizing Vladimir Putin (who is effective and popular) and behaving provocatively along Russia’s various borders (leaving Russia vaguely insulted but generally unconcerned). It can be argued that all the previous victims of US foreign policy—Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, even the Ukraine—are too small to produce failure writ large enough to satisfy America’s appetite for failure. Russia, on the other hand, especially when incentivized by thinking that it is standing up to some sort of new, American-style fascism, has the ability to deliver to the US a foreign policy failure that will dwarf all the previous ones.

Analysts have proposed a variety of explanations for America’s hyperactive, oversized militarism. Here are the top three:

1. The US government has been captured by the military-industrial complex, which demands to be financed lavishly. Rationales are created artificially to achieve that result. But there does seem to be some sort of pressure to actually make weapons and field armies, because wouldn’t it be far more cost-effective to achieve full-spectrum failure simply by stealing all the money and skip building the weapons systems altogether? So something else must be going on.

2. The US military posture is designed to assure Americans of their imagined “full-spectrum dominance” over the entire planet. But “full-spectrum dominance” sounds a little bit like “success,” whereas what we see is full-spectrum failure. Again, this story doesn’t fit the facts.

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3. The US acts militarily to defend the status of the US dollar as the global reserve currency. But the US dollar is slowly but surely losing its attractiveness as a reserve currency, as witnessed by China and Russia acting as swiftly as they can to unload their US dollar reserves, and to stockpile gold instead. Numerous other nations have entered into arrangements with each other to stop using the US dollar in international trade. The fact of the matter is, it doesn’t take a huge military to flush one’s national currency down the toilet, so, once again, something else must be going on.

There are many other explanations on offer as well, but none of them explain the fact that the goal of all this militarism seems to be to achieve failure.

Perhaps a simpler explanation would suffice? How about this one:

The US has surrendered its sovereignty to a clique of financial oligarchs. Having nobody at all to answer to, this American (and to some extent international) oligarchy has been ruining the financial condition of the country, running up staggering levels of debt, destroying savings and retirements, debasing the currency and so on. The inevitable end-game is that the Federal Reserve (along with the central banks of other “developed economies”) will end up buying up all the sovereign debt issuance with money they print for that purpose, and in the end this inevitably leads to hyperinflation and national bankruptcy. A very special set of conditions has prevented these two events from taking place thus far, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t, because that’s what always happens, sooner or later.

Now, let’s suppose a financial oligarchy has seized control of the country, and, since it can’t control its own appetites, is running it into the ground. Then it would make sense for it to have some sort of back-up plan for when the whole financial house of cards falls apart. Ideally, this plan would effectively put down any chance of revolt of the downtrodden masses, and allow the oligarchy to maintain security and hold onto its wealth. Peacetime is fine for as long as it can placate the populace with bread and circuses, but when a financial calamity causes the economy to crater and bread and circuses turn scarce, a handy fallback is war.

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Any rationale for war will do, be it terrorists foreign and domestic, Big Bad Russia, or hallucinated space aliens. Military success is unimportant, because failure is even better than success for maintaining order because it makes it possible to force through various emergency security measures. Various training runs, such as the military occupation of Boston following the staged bombings at the Boston Marathon, have already taken place. The surveillance infrastructure and the partially privatized prison-industrial complex are already in place for locking up the undesirables. A really huge failure would provide the best rationale for putting the economy on a war footing, imposing martial law, suppressing dissent, outlawing “extremist” political activity and so on.

And so perhaps that is what we should expect. Financial collapse is already baked in, and it’s only a matter of time before it happens, and precipitates commercial collapse when global supply chains stop functioning. Political collapse will be resisted, and the way it will be resisted is by starting as many wars as possible, to produce a vast backdrop of failure to serve as a rationale for all sorts of “emergency measures,” all of which will have just one aim: to suppress rebellion and to keep the oligarchy in power.

Outside the US, it will look like Americans blowing things up: countries, things, innocent bystanders, even themselves (because, you know, apparently that works too). From the outside looking into America’s hall of one-way mirrors, it will look like a country gone mad; but then it already looks that way. And inside the hall of one-way mirrors it will look like valiant defenders of liberty battling implacable foes around the world.

Most people will remain docile and just wave their little flags.

But I would venture to guess that at some point failure will translate into meta-failure: America will fail even at failing. I hope that there is something we can do to help this meta-failure of failure happen sooner rather than later.

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Cold War Scenario: How to Survive a Russian Invasion of the United States

Russian Invasion

A nightmare scenario from the Cold War finally unfolds. Year 2017. Russia invades the United States, decimating cities, seizing soft targets and critical infrastructure. Think you’re safe out in the countryside? Not if you live near one of these “10 soft targets of strategic importance” that may be crucial to a Russian take-over.

Fears of A Russian Invasion

Fears have long abounded in certain U.S. circles dating back to the Cold War of ominous threats coming from the U.S.S.R., and some of those circles include the Pentagon, more familiar with extensive KGB spying in the U.S. than the average American who probably thinks that the spy-threat is only a real threat in a James Bond movie.

Yet KGB spies were here during the Cold War. After the Soviet Union fell in the early 90s, probably a number of these spies remained, even if they’re no longer thought of as “KGB”.

Today we can bet that Russia has a healthy and vital network of spies in the United States, including more than a few “double agents” — meaning U.S. citizens who work in federal government like CIA and national defense who, like many Americans, can be persuaded to pass on intel when enough dollar bills are offered.

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A Russian Invasion

Only after knocking out U.S. defenses and critical infrastructure, could a Russian plan to invade and occupy parts of America unfold with the potential for success. Of course to take things to that level Russia would have to be willing to do a few things that would put them on par with Hitler.

We’re talking Russia would have to be willing to nuke a few million Americans preemptively (Cold War suitcase nukes, anyone?), or perhaps use a highly lethal virus concocted deep in a Russian laboratory, and then spread across U.S. cities like a plot from the television series “24” — or perhaps a combination of both suitcase nukes and lethal virus.

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Is Putin on the same level as “Hitler”?

We can’t quite tell yet. He’s invaded two countries to date, the first being Georgia in 2008, and the second and most recent, the Ukraine, currently making world headlines.

Commercial Airlines

The plot from the original Red Dawn (1984) was that Russian forces invade the U.S. using commercial airlines on international routes to disguise the first wave of the invasion — a modern day Trojan horse.

Could commercial airlines really be used to help get a Russian first wave into American airspace and parachuting into American communities?

Maybe.

Then of course there are container ships — the U.S. has dozens of cargo ships entering U.S. ports every day of the year. Just one cargo ship can carry troops, house missile systems, and possibly even be outfitted to offer Russian fighter jets a place to take off from and return to land and refuel. Essentially, an aircraft carrier and battleship disguised to look like a cargo ship.

How many of these could the Russians move into place, just off shore or even land and then launch attacks from U.S. ports?

Ace in Russia’s Sleeve

Russia we can bet would have it’s “ace in the sleeve” — meaning, one or more clever ways that they could get people here, and weapons, that the Pentagon may not quite see coming yet, or have a scenario for.

That ace may be “American based” manufacturing plants, where instead of just cars or airplanes being built, maybe weapons and weapon delivery systems are being built right here on U.S. soil, in industrial areas of major U.S. cities, with access to trucking fleets, helicopters, and heavy equipment that can be used to lay siege to several “soft targets” essential to putting America into a strangle hold and forcing a surrender.

In those U.S. based Russian manufacturing plants… how about Russian drones and — right on the forefront of science and technology — Russian robots?

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In World War II, against Japan, America’s secret “ace” was the first working atomic bombs, shortly later dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, bringing Japan to a quick surrender. Japan at first didn’t know what hit them.

Looking at Japan, history has seen the ace card played before with disastrous consequences.

Does Russia have an “ace” card?

Surviving a Russian occupation

Small town airports seized. FEMA camps and U.S. prisons turned into Russian concentration camps for U.S. citizens. Maybe we should have feared those “FEMA camps” after all. However, instead of an American flag flying overhead in those FEMA Camps, in this case it’s a Russian flag.

On day one of the attack, Russian suitcase nukes detonated in dozens of strategic places, including just outside several U.S. military bases; U.S. military bases wiped completely off the map — one more ace up the Russian military’s sleeve.

Localized EMP attacks that shut down power systems to critical infrastructure.

Russian forces come to power in your community. And now you have to swear allegiance or face execution.

Or there’s one more option to consider…

American resistance to foreign invaders

So, we’ve laid out a scenario how a Russian occupation could take place, and how a Russian leader like Vladmir Putin could turn into history’s next Hitler, or maybe the long awaited “Anti-Christ” from the Book of Revelation (for our Christian readers out there counting down the days to the return of Christ — yes I hear you).

Whatever happens, will you live or die if a scenario like this one ever plays out?

Would you have a plan if something so far fetched as a Russian invasion ever brings parachuting troops into your community?

Do you have a back-up plan for the day you have to abandon your preps and make a hasty evacuation into the countryside, like World War II Jews fleeing Nazis as tanks and troops roll into town?

How the Jews survived

A lot of Jews died in Nazi concentration camps. Many though were able to escape, sometimes on “underground railroads”, and other times by being hidden by “law abiding” non-Jews (sometimes in secret rooms hidden in average-looking homes) until these Jews could sneak out of the area, often under the cover of darkness.

Tips for Surviving a Russian Invasion

One way to prep for a possible invasion is to outfit your home with a secret room, placed in such a way that even if someone were to look for a “secret room”, they wouldn’t find yours.

Outfit your secret room with ventilation, food, water, power, and communications equipment, so that if you and your family suddenly had to hide out, you could stay hidden for several hours, and then make your escape finally under the cover of darkness.

Where do you go?

Your community may be under Russian control, and the same thing may be said about any community down the highway you may have the impulse to flee toward. Control that impulse and realize you should probably take to the countryside and forests, and get away from cities and towns, and instead travel by trail, staying close to cover (like tall trees overhead).

If there’s no cover, put together something that will help camouflage you from the air above, where helicopters maybe patrolling, looking out for people down on the ground below fleeing the area.

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That could be something as simple as a small tarp and a 2 – 3 cans of spray paint, with colors that look like the colors of the area you’re likely to travel through. For example, a desert environment, typical in Southern California, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. If you hear chopper blades in the distance, drop to the ground next to a rock or ditch or whatever object happens to be nearby, and use your painted tarp to disguise yourself from eyes in the sky.

Escape through forests

As much as possible though, plot a route that is going to take you through the trees. A large number of Jews made their escape through European forests (sometimes getting help from sympathetic locals along the way, but always having to be wary that one of these sympathetic locals would turn them over to the Nazis).

Use the forests because you need to have cover, and you also want to be in an area no one is likely to parachute troops into, if you happen to be fleeing an area under a wide scale attack. Remember, parachuting troops need a clearing to land.

Staying deep under the trees both blocks you from eyes in the sky, and keeps troops from landing near your location should you (or any number of people you’re traveling with) be spotted. I can’t recommend it enough, but a handy water filter will provide you with several weeks of water filtration from streams and lakes you’ll come across as you travel).

Dirt roads

On your maps look for gravel roads and dirt roads — these are secondary road systems typical in wilderness areas of the U.S. that are not likely to see invaders in the early days or weeks of an invasion. Most of an invaders’ attention (and somewhat limited resources) will be focused on populated areas and securing major roads, before in time moving on to less populated areas and lesser used roads.

Consider heading for areas that have small farming operations — not wide scale agriculture because again these may be targeted by an invasion force — and / or small towns in or near the mountains that don’t have an airport. Airports make it easy to fly in troops, and we can bet that the Russians have every airport and even many smaller airstrips marked down on maps. A rural airstrip’s proximity to a crucial “soft target” (keep reading) makes it more likely to be targeted in the early days (or even the first day) of a wide scale invasion.

Don’t enter town from the main road

Don’t enter town from the main road. Hard-pressed locals may not be too kind to new comers fleeing cities. Instead, one strategy may be to circle around town and come in from the far side and attempt to connect with a local family first. If that local family feels sympathetic for you, their friendship can be a doorway to being accepted by the local population and not just another mouth to feed. Now some towns may be welcoming to survivors fleeing cities. Survey any town you hope to enter from a distance (you’ll want a good set of binoculars) before entering town. Who knows what you might be walking into. Better safe than sorry. What if that town is all Russian military?

Bug Out Bag

Of course, if you’ve been following news in the prepper and survivalist community, you already know to have a Bug Out Bag packed with several days of food (consider bulk MRES for survival food rations if there’s a chance you’ll need to share some food with others) and a water filter system for procuring clean drinking water along the way (see link a few paragraphs up), as well as maps, weapon(s) for self defense, and everything else that make a great survival pack for surviving a time of war (no guarantees on those fish antibiotics but it seems that they can work for some).

Most likely, if you’ve made it to the forest far away from a populated area, don’t expect a pursuit from invading forces. Not yet anyway. They’re going to be busy seizing communities, and then going house to house.

Only as the days and weeks pass, are invading forces finally likely to make it out to distant rural towns and homes out in the countryside. That is of course except for towns and communities that lie in the path of prevailing winds that may carry dangerous levels of radiation from any major cities or military installations that have suffered a nuclear blast.

One way to add a layer of protection includes potassium iodate tablets, which can help protect you from the effects of radiation. (The U.S. government is reported by some to be stockpiling on these tablets.)

10 Rural areas of strategic importance to the Russians

That is unless you live in an area of strategic importance. What is an area of strategic importance? How about:

1) Oil refineries and oil wells

2) Natural gas plants

3) Gas refineries

4) Airports (even small ones)

5) Mining operations

6) Nuclear power plants and hydroelectric dams

7) Media outlets (newspaper, radio, television)

8) Industry (aerospace, metals, etc)

9) Manufacturing

10) Commercial agriculture (not all agricultural areas, just those considered essential to feeding Russian forces while also helping win over a conquered population by providing citizens with basic food needs)

Just about anything that keeps America powered and fed is likely to be a soft target, and not necessarily something that an invading force may want to simply destroy. Depending on how thorough their plans are for occupation, they may want to get these systems back online shortly after any have powered down, or even before one of these systems has powered down. (These 10 areas may not include all areas of importance to Russian invaders, but are some common areas to consider avoiding in your evacuation plans.)

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What does this mean?

That even if you live miles away from a populated area, you may still be in danger early on in an invasion simply due to your proximity to a soft target.

And if you’re considered essential personnel employed at one of these soft targets, there’s a chance that invading forces already know a lot about you — your name, where you live, and — a scary thing to consider — perhaps they even have your family named and numbered and on a list.

Your family held hostage

You see, if day one of a Russian invasion includes going after several soft targets, a great way to keep personnel running these systems would be to take their families hostage, or simply lay siege to each soft target in question.

Russia (and its allies) have had a long time to put some thought into something like this.

If it ever happens, its because they believe its going to succeed.

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6 Old Time Forgotten Survival Skills Your Great Grandparents Used Everyday

As early as fifty or sixty years ago, whether we realize it or not, modern society was learning basic survival skills. On any given weekend a boy usually could be found under the hood of the car with his Dad, changing plugs or replacing a battery.

There was raking and mowing to be done, wood to be chopped and/or piled up near the house. These days nearly all those skills can be hired out and often times they are.

The older generation were far more self-reliant then those of today. Pretty much everyone knew the basics of carpentry, growing plants, or even knew some basic metal work.

It was also a more agriculturally based society. There were very few women, unless they lived in the big city, who did not have a garden in the backyard.

There are many skills that are taken for granted these days that our grand-parents saw as normal when they were a young man and woman. It’s time to go back and take a look at some of those old fashion ideals that can aid a modern day survivalist.

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It’s unfortunate, but most of us have limited finances, space and time when it comes to getting prepared. The few minutes daydreaming about an arsenal in the basement, with tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition can be a brief reprise from the humdrum of the day, but it is only a daydream.

It is nice to fantasize about opening the door to an underground bunker to find rows of shelving weighted down with food, blankets, medical supplies, protective suits and masks and full water barrels by the hundreds lining the walls. In your mind and the mind of most people you cannot have too much when it comes to prepping, but again space is limited, and money is always in short supply and time, there is never enough time.

What Can Be Done

In reality if you do not have it, cannot make it, or trade for it during a crisis then you will have to survive without it, if you can. This means you not only need a supply on hand, you need the ability to produce life essentials or be able to barter for them.

Skills will be in demand during a crisis so do an assessment of what skills you have that can be used in trade. Everyone has skills, and it is never too late to learn some more.

  •  How to build a Nativ American subterranean roundhouse

Survival Skills

Here on All Self Sustained, you saw lots of different types of shelters (teepees, cabins, etc.) but building a partial subterranean “roundhouse” is better because, if built right, it can shelter 2 or 3 families… keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer… and it’s perfectly camouflaged to keep you “covert”.

Native American ERIK BAINBRIDGE – who took part in the reconstruction of the native village of Kule Loklo in California, will show you how Native Americans build the subterranean roundhouse, an underground house that today will serve you as a storm shelter, a perfectly camouflaged hideout, or a bunker. It can easily shelter three to four families, so how will you feel if, when all hell breaks loose, you’ll be able to call all your loved ones and offer them guidance and shelter? Besides that, the subterranean roundhouse makes an awesome root cellar where you can keep all your food and water reserves year-round. Click here to learn how.

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  • How to make foolproof traps

 

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Cold weather can wreak havoc on your trapping activities, freezing triggers shut and imprisoning footholds in frozen dirt beds. But there are a few ways that the cold can help us, whether you are trapping as a pastime or trapping for food during a wilderness emergency.

Patrick Shelley – who earned a living in the woods for years on end will show you how to make foolproof traps. He wrote an awesome chapter about how to trap different animals in winter just like our forefathers. When 100 hungry mouths will shoot each other over the last deer to feed their children, your family can eat the favorite food of trappers and mountain men from the 1800s. Click here for more info.

  • Water preservation

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When a ship went to sea, it had no refrigeration and it could be many months before the crew could find fresh water. Water was stored in wooden barrels, but after a few weeks at sea, and as the temperatures rose near the equator, the water started growing algae and bacteria. It smelled horrible and tasted worse, so the sailors discovered a method to preserve water that had a good taste even after years of storage.

From Shannon Azares you’ll learn how sailors from the XVII century preserved water in their ships for months on end, even years and how you can use this method to preserve clean water for your family cost-free. Click and learn how they did it.

  • How to cast your own ammo

f you have a few guns in your emergency store, you probably also have a stock of bullets. If you need to survive in the wilderness for a long time however, that stock of bullets might eventually run out. What then? A valuable skill for any survivalist who knows their way around a gun is making homemade ammo. If you want to try your hand at loading your rifle or shotgun with homemade bullets or shells, you’re going to need some specific materials and supplies.

Mike Searson – who is a Firearm and Old West history expert – will show you what to do when there is no more ammo to be had, how people who wandered the West managed to hunt eight deer with six bullets, and why their supply of ammo never ran out. Remember the panic buying in the first half of 2013? That was nothing compared to what’s going to precede the collapse. Click here and watch this video for more info.

  • Rediscovering the art of poultice

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We would do well to reinstate the ancient art of poulticing as a valued healing tool in the modern herbal renaissance. As practitioners become more involved in providing therapy as well as dispensing herbal prescriptions, the line between clinical herbal therapist and folk practitioner will blur, with or without the approval of the orthodox health care community.

There is no need to wait for “scientific validation” when we have recorded over three thousand years of proven efficacy in traditional healing practices all around the world.

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From Susan Morrow, an ex-science teacher and chemist, you’ll master “The Art of Poultice.” She says, “If you really explore the ingredients from which our forefathers made poultices, you’ll be totally surprised by the similarities with modern medicines.” Well…how would you feel in a crisis to be the only one from the group knowledgeable about this lost skill? When there are no more antibiotics, people will turn to you to save their ill children’s lives. Click here and watch this video for more info

  • How to make a superfood with basic ingredients

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When the white man arrived on the shores of North America, the folks who already lived here had been thriving for hundreds of years, using foodstuffs that were available to them. If we are smart, we might want to explore how they did things and adopt what makes sense today.

The foods they carried with them had to be light, nutritious, and energy dense. Three foods stand out as meeting all these requirements, and they are all something we can make today.

In this video Lex Rooker will show you how to make a superfood with basic ingredients that you can find in any Walmart. This amazing food was invented and largely used by Native American scouts as well as early western explorers who were on their own for months at a time. This nutritious food was light, compact, and high in protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins, and if done properly, it can last anywhere from a few years up to a lifetime without refrigeration! In fact, if you have this food, you don’t need anything else because a person could subsist entirely on this food, drawing on the fat for energy, the protein for strength, and the vitamins for health. Watch video

This are just a few skills that  prepares you to deal with worst-case scenarios with the minimum amount of resources just like our forefathers lived their lives, totally independent from electricity, cars, or modern technology whatsoever, which means you’ll also be bulletproof against the ever-increasing threat of an Electro Magnetic Pulse, a Powerful Economic Breakdown, Famines, and Natural Disasters. You’ll have the power to protect and save your family…even to rebuild your community during the worst of times.

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Experts Warn Congress: Attack On Power Grid Could Lead to “Catastrophic Civilian Casualties”

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There are few things that could revert our modern day civilization back to the Stone Age. Most of them are naturally occurring events such as a massive asteroid impact, a global Tsunami, or a super volcano. But as far as man-made events go, an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) attack on power grid would be so devastating that, according to a panel of experts who addressed Congressional members on Capitol Hill this week, a nuclear strike would pale in comparison.

Such an event could originate from our sun as a powerful solar discharge or in the form of what experts call a Super EMP bomb, a device currently being tested by China, Russia and North Korea that’s capable of deploying a nuclear warhead-tipped ballistic missile several hundred miles over the continental United States. It’s a line-of-sight technology, meaning that if it’s detonated above the central U.S. the electro-magnetic burst from the detonation could reach from coast to coast, destroying electronic components and utility company transformers along the way.

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Within seconds every electronically powered device we’ve come to use in our interconnected world would be rendered useless. Cell phones, GPS systems, residential electricity lines, and even the electrical ignition systems in cars would no longer function.

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“Some would say it’s low probability, but the damage that could be caused in the event of an EMP attack, both by the sun, a solar event, or a man-made attack, would be catastrophic,” said Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) at a hearing of the Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.  “We talk a lot about a nuclear bomb in Manhattan, and cybersecurity threat to the power grid in the Northeast, and all of these things would actually probably pale in comparison to the devastation that an EMP attack could perpetrate on Americans.”

As noted by The Washington Free Beacon, Congressional members are so worried about such a possibility that they are feverishly working to pass legislation that would implement new protective measures across the national power grid.

Failure to take action now, says Representative Frant Trent (R-AZ), could lead to “catastrophic civilian casualties.”

“Every single facet of modern human life would be crippled by such an event.”

“It strikes at my very core when I think of the men, women, and children in cities and rural towns across America with a possibility of no access to food, water, or transportation.”

“In a matter of weeks or months at most, a worst-case scenario could bring devastation beyond imagination.”

“The civilian grid, in my judgment, is very vulnerable.”

Some of the largest transformers, the very largest ones, have an inherent resistance to all but the more intense electromagnetic pulses. But the fact is, we have enough of those mid-range transformers where a major event would be catastrophic.”

Former Congressman Roscoe Bartlett takes the threat so seriously that he has urged Americans with the ability to do so to move out of major cities, citing the fact that electrical transformers are now built outside of the United States and require a manufacturing lead time of anywhere from 18 to 36 months. Should a cascading surge happen across the U.S. power grid all at once it would be impossible for utility companies to restore electricity services in any reasonable amount of time.

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Preparedness expert Tess Pennington of Ready Nutrition says that while government is ready to keep their essential operations online, the rest of us will be left to fend for ourselves. Many are following in the footsteps of Roscoe Bartlett in anticipation of an eventual “down-grid” scenario:

Some have seen this problem coming for a long time and changed their entire way of life by going off-grid. They have found alternative sources such as solar, wind and diesel to power their homes and machinery. A majority of us, who have not gone off-grid, are making a concerted effort to avoid dependence on this ailing infrastructure and preparing for life without it.

It may sound improbable, but last year at a hearing on national security, Congresswoman Yvette Clark (D-NY) laid to rest the notion that a nationwide EMP event is nothing to be concerned about.

“The likelihood of a severe geo-magnetic event capable of crippling our electric grid is 100%,” she warned.

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Thus, according to the experts and the Congressional members who have been made aware of the threat, this is going to happen at some point in our future. The only question is whether it comes in the form of a natural disaster or a man-made attack. Either way, as highlighted by the Center for Security Policy, within one year some 9 out of 10 Americans would be dead.

“Within a year of that attack, nine out of 10 Americans would be dead, because we can’t support a population of the present size in urban centers and the like without electricity,” said Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy.

There is no contingency plan to save the civilian population because emergency management personnel simply wouldn’t have the man power or supplies to provide food, water and security for 300 million Americans who will have lost access to life’s most basic necessities.

Until the entire national power infrastructure has been shielded against the threat of an EMP attack, the only option for civilians should it strike is to bunker down and hope you’ve got the supplies to survive in an off-grid situation for an extended period of time.

Help won’t be coming in the aftermath because the entire system will be overwhelmed.

Prevention through hardening our grid is the only long-term solution.

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