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Preparedness offers peace of mind during uncertain times ...

Your Family is the most important thing in your life, right?

But what if you couldn't help your family when they needed you the most?

Sure, life gets busy, finances get tight and if there was an emergency you could always rely on emergency services to help you, right?

Well what if they were busy helping everyone else...?

What if they couldn't get to you in time?

You need to learn HOW TO HELP YOURSELF!

And you can do that here.....

 

The Big River site offers a comprehensive library of reference articles and information about planning and preparing for an emergency or disaster...

We share articles such as news, stories,  information, practical ideas, projects & how-to's ... as well as emergency references & links and product reviews to help you become more informed and better prepared.

Our aim is to inspire, motivate and educate you about the importance of being prepared and how you can do this in simple ways at home by yourself by offering you options, alternatives, solutions and ideas ....  

So, whether you are preparing to protect yourself or your family from a Natural or Man-made Disaster, Financial Hardship or Civil Unrest or perhaps just wanting to set-up and prepare your home to be a little bit more self-reliant – the team here at BIG RIVER TRADING CO. can help you.

Please take the time to explore the site it is full of great information ... see also our popular 'Prepper Pages' for the more serious minded ...

Don't forget to join our social media groups so you can keep up-to-date with new items as they are published and then you can share, tweet, like and email  your friends and family so that they too can be better informed and kept up-to-date....

 

"Chance Favours the Prepared Mind"  -  Louis Pasteur .....

20July

Youtube: DIY Pizza Box Solar Food Dehydrator

Learn how to make a simple solar food dehydrator that costs almost nothing to make and made using 5 common household items.

It dries and preserves many types of foods such as meat, vegetables,  fruits, herbs, nuts and more while reaching temperatures up to 60 deg C  to 65 deg C and drying food quickly.

Posted in Home Preparedness - The Kitchen - Cooking, Canning, Preserving, Drying and Preparing Food, Home Preparedness - The Kitchen - Non Electric Equipment & Utensils

19July

The Bankruptcy Of The Planet Accelerates – 24 Nations Are Currently Facing A Debt Crisis

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There has been so much attention on Greece in recent weeks, but the truth is that Greece represents only a very tiny fraction of an unprecedented global debt bomb which threatens to explode at any moment...

Written by Michael Snyder, Posted in Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest

17July

When the Trucks Stop Delivering, ‘The System’ Will Collapse

 

Collectively speaking, most people take for granted the system in place to deliver essential supplies to their area. “The system,” an underlying infrastructure that keeps goods, services and commerce in all countries flowing creates a sense of normalcy and order. Food, water, gasoline and medications are just a few of the items restocked weekly in order for our dependent society to maintain a steady flow. What many fail to grasp is just how fragile the system is and just how quickly it can collapse.

Our transportation systems are one of the weakest links in the system. Mac Slavo explains:

Posted in Establishing Household Food Security, Information & Idea's, Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness - Information

17July

From Scratch-Home Made chicken food- an easy, healthy alternative to commercial feed

Change can come in many forms...

For one family who moved to the country, change was not just in the scenery, change came through new ways of doing things, such as making your own healthy chicken feed

Posted in Establishing Household Food Security, How to .....

11July

10 Facts That Become Reality In An Economic Crisis

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The world we live in relies heavily on the strength of the global financial system and the stock markets...

But current trends point towards the next Global Financial Crisis could most probably hit later this year.

Will you be ready?

Written by Joycelyn, Posted in Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest

07July

How do you Survive an Economic Collapse? Look to the Greeks

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In case you haven’t been following the news lately, Greece is once again falling apart at the seams. There is panic in the streets as Greeks scramble to pull their meager savings from the banks, and shortages of food and medicine are beginning to mount. In short, Greece is on the brink of collapse, and they’re far past the point of no return.

Posted in Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest

05July

Guess What Happened The Last Time The Chinese Stock Market Crashed Like This?

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The second largest stock market in the entire world is collapsing right in front of our eyes. 

Since hitting a peak in June, the most important Chinese stock market index has plummeted by well over 20 percent, and more than 3 trillion dollars of “paper wealth” has been wiped out. 

Written by Michael Snyder, Posted in News - International, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Food Shortages, Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest

05July

Panic sets in as Shanghai Composite drops 30pc, $3.7 trillion wiped of China share market despite crackdown

Investors looks at stock results in China

Investors looks at stock results in China

Panic has set in on China's share markets as traders call in investors' margins loans.

The main index, the Shanghai Composite, has plunged by 30 per cent since its peak in the middle of June, the biggest three-week fall in more than 20 years.

The value of Chinese stocks has plunged by at least $US2.8 trillion ($3.7 trillion).

Posted in Economics, News - International, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress

05July

Greek debt crisis: IMF says another 52 billion euros in funding required

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (R) sits along side finance minister Yianis Varoufakis

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (R) sits along side finance minister Yianis Varoufakis

The International Monetary Fund has warned that Greece will probably need an extra 52 billion euros in bailout loans over the next three years.

Earlier this week, Greece became the first developed economy to fall in arrears to the IMF when it missed a 1.5 billion euro loan repayment.

Posted in News - International, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress

05July

Caltex defend plans to replace Australian fuel ship crew with international workers

Alexander Spirit oil tanker

Alexander Spirit oil tanker

The operators of a fuel transport tanker berthed at Devonport, in Tasmania's north-west, have defended plans to replace the Australian crew with international workers.

Posted in News - Local

05July

Volcanic ash from erupting Mount Raung forces Jetstar, Virgin to cancel Bali flights

Passengers due to go to Bali queue up at Darwin International Airport

Passengers at Darwin Airport

Flights to and from Bali have been cancelled and suspended across Australia following an ash threat from an active volcano.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said volcanic ash from Mount Raung had drifted toward Denpasar Airport following an eruption on Thursday.

Posted in Earthquakes & Volcanic Eruptions - News & Stories, Camping, Traveling & Recreational Activities, News - International

03July

The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Modern Survival Manual is based on first hand experience of the 2001 Economic Collapse in Argentina.

In it you will find a variety of subjects that the author considers essential if a person wants to be prepared for tougher times:

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Home Security, Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest, Product Guide & Reviews - Latest Product Review, Product Review - Book Review

03July

This Picture and Video Explain Exactly Why Doomsday Preppers Are Getting Ready For An Imminent Collapse

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For years the mainstream media and their following of myrmidons have made a joke out of those who have taken time, effort and money to prepare their homes, assets and families for “Doomsday” scenarios that may include anything from financial collapse to natural disasters.

For those who laugh at “preppers” it boils down to the belief that this time is different from the countless historical examples showing just how bad things can get. World wars, monetary hyperinflations, depressions, tyrannical governments, pandemics, Tsunamis, you name it; according to the experts, these things can never happen, especially not here in America. Plus, in the off chance that something does go wrong, we can always depend on our government to bail us out.

But what if, for the sake of argument, something does go wrong? And what if – just humor us here – the government doesn’t have the ability to help? What happens then?

Written by Mac Slavo, Posted in Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness Threats - Financial Hardship and Enconomic Distress, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Terror and Civil Unrest

03July

Resilience - a natural human trait

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Just under a year ago believe it or not I had no idea of what a 'Prepper' was, and it was a discussion that continued to arise around the camp fire on our wilderness survival courses in particular. Apparently many people attending those courses were seeking a broader range of skills to assist them in times of disaster.

Written by Rich Hungerford, Posted in Information & Ideas, Outdoors & Survival, Preppers News & Stories, Community - Resilience, Outdoors - Traveling, Camping & Survival

03July

Hurdling: The Secret Food Preservation Technique That Can Add Years To Shelf Life

Image source: wsu.edu

Food preservation started thousands of years ago and has kept us alive since.

Food hurdling is known by other names, including: combination preservation, barrier technology, combination techniques, combined processes, and combined methods. In some respects, we’ve done it before whenever we do any pickling. Pickling is actually a combination of numerous processes and ingredients that collectively kill bacteria, deter microbial growth, prevent spoilage, and preserve flavor, texture and color. That’s hurdling — combining different methods of preservation. Think of it as creating multiple barriers the pathogen must “hurdle” to spoil the food.

Posted in Home Preparedness - The Kitchen - Cooking, Canning, Preserving, Drying and Preparing Food, Establishing Household Food Security, Home Preparedness - The Pantry - Storage

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