I don’t usually post news alerts, but thanks to MD Creekmore at The Survivalist Blog, I have learned that the reported raid on the LDS Cannery in Tennessee is a fabricated report.
The news that Federal agents allegedly visited a Mormon cannery in Tennessee and asked for a list of people who bought bulk food storage circulated the alternate media a few days ago after is was reported at Oathkeepers.org.
The following video posted by SouthernBellePrepper debunks the story:
I leave the final determination as to the validity of this report up to you. That said, the cynic in me makes me wonder whether this story was successfully seeded to the well-respected Oath Keepers site with the intent of causing chaos, panic and disruption of the prepper movement. Or, more succinctly, I wonder whether some smart agitators wanted to prove that the alternate media is a crock.
Whatever the case, as always, keep informed, vet everything your read or hear, and come to your own conclusions. Regardless of whether this story was true or not, we all need to maintain our personal privacy and security. Now more than ever, the best way to protect yourself and your stuff is to keep quiet. Use cash where you can and stay calm.
At the end of the day, rational thought and rational action will prevail.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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From the Bargain Bin: Survival is all about learning to fend for yourself. Growing your own food, cooking and building stuff are all essential. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Mr. Heater Portable “Big Buddy” Heater : A number of readers have mentioned this portable heater to me. Using propane and safe for indoor use, the Big Buddy Heater features an automatic low-oxygen shut-off system that automatically turns the unit off before carbon monoxide fumes reach dangerous levels in home. Now how good is that? Read the reviews and decide for yourself. I think that in a power down situation (or SHTF), this is a great option for someone without a wood burning heat source.
First Alert Two-Story Escape Ladder: Have you given consideration to getting out of your second story bedroom windows in the event of a fire or natural disaster? This escape ladder is less than $36. Not a bad price to pay to insure your quick get-away.
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools M37-N SEAL Pup: This highly rated knife will do it all whether you are an avid hiker, hunter, camper, fisherman or just someone who wants to be prepared for whatever the world will throw at you.
Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord: As far as I am concerned, paracord ranks up there with duct tape and zip ties. I wish I had know about this stuff years ago.
Fiskars 7855 8-Inch Hatchet: I think a common mistake is to pick up a cheap hatchet from Harbor Freight and call it a day. This is something you do not want to skimp on. A Fiskars is easily sharpened and will last a lifetime. For less than $25, what is not to like? Oh, and while you are at it, you might also like the Fiskars Axe & Knife Sharpener for an additional $10.
MAGLITE XL50-S3016 LED Flashlight: I own a number of these. Small, sturdy, and easy to handle.
Square Foot Gardening: You do not need a lot of space to grow your own food. Start with some awesome greens and branch out from there. This method works. Seed catalogs will be out next month, why not start your planning now?
Lodge Logic 12-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet: This purchase changed the way I cook. I se my cast iron cookware for everything from salmon, to bacon and eggs, to biscuits. For under $20, there is no excuse not to own this survival basic. Don’t forget the Lodge Set of 2 Pan Scrapers, a must have for cleaning those food bits from your cast iron cookware.
50 – 1 Gallon (10″x14″) Mylar Bags & 50 – 300cc Oxygen Absorbers for Dried Dehydrated and Long Term Food Storage: Anytime you can get 50 Mylar Bags and Oxygen Absorbers for less than $20, make a grab – fast. Prices tend to fluctuate so even a set of 50 for $25 is a good deal.