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2 About myself & CSP Microbiologist by trade. Worked at a variety of sterile pharmaceuticals and P&G. Always had a preparedness mentality through boyscouts, camping, backpacking, etc. Started to “wake up” to the world events on 9/11/2001. Started actively investigating and preparing after 2008 financial crisis. Organizer of the Cincinnati Survival / Preparedness group founded June 2011.

3 About CSP Diverse group by age and profession: –1/3 <30 years old, 1/3 30-50 years old, 1/3 50+ years old –Active and former military, law enforcement, nurses, NRA instructors, welders, carpenters, farmers and various other professions. At least two meetings are scheduled per month. –One will always be a networking / social gathering –One will always be skill set building Forums available for on-going discussion of preparedness. Networked with other preparedness groups from Columbus, Southern Indiana, and Miami Valley / Dayton. Acquiring sponsors. Currently recognized in national preparedness magazine PREPARE MAGAZINE.

4 Agenda Introduction –What is preparedness? –Why preparedness is especially necessary today –Preparedness lifestyle vs. insurance Case studies and current events for thought

5 Agenda Focal Areas of Prepping –Air –Water –Shelter –Food –Hygiene/Medical –Security –Communications –Travel –Community/Mental/Emotional Bugging in vs. Bugging Out –EDC Kits –Get Home Bags –Bug Out Bags (BOBs) –I’m Never Coming Home (INCH) Bags)

6 What is Preparedness?

7 What is Preparedness? What it is… In essence, preparedness is having the materials, knowledge and skills to provide for one self’s (and others’) basic needs (Self Sufficiency). It can be short term insurance, or long term lifestyle.

8 Why Preparedness is Especially Necessary Today The overall necessity of preparedness is simple: You never want to be in a situation where you cannot provide for yourself, family or friends whether it be through lack of skills/knowledge or resources. There is a big difference between being aware of preparedness and not doing anything about it vs. not being awake to preparedness mentality at all. Especially if you are in a situation where you are in charge or others look up to you.

9 Why Preparedness is Especially Necessary Today We have been conditioned to be a nation of dependence: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury… These nations have progressed in this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith, From spiritual faith to great courage, From courage to liberty, From liberty to abundance, From abundance to selfishness, From selfishness to complacency, From complacency to apathy, From apathy to dependency, From dependency back again to bondage” - Alexander Fraser Tytler

10 Why Preparedness is Especially Necessary Today In what ways have we become dependent? Public Utilities – Electricity, gas, water, waste Food – Grocery Stores Travel – Distance from work >Gasoline, cars, GPS etc. Communications – Internet, cell phones, etc. Medicine dependency vs. holistic health Economic woes –debt, bank bailouts, etc. Government “Assistance” (all the above)

11 Lifestyle vs. Insurance Preparedness viewed as insurance is the best place to start for beginners. Viewing it in this fashion helps overcome the mental hurdle of engaging in preparedness, and requires considerably less dedication than that of a preparedness lifestyle. Example: Storing a one month food supply vs. learning how to grow food yourself. It can be an insurance policy where you will always get your money back!

12 Lifestyle vs. Event Preparedness Having an overall preparedness lifestyle, or integrating certain aspects of preparedness into your every day life takes considerably more mental and physical energy. Certain groups achieve these lifestyle habits more easily: elder generations, certain professions, geographical regions, lower income brackets, religions (Mormons) etc. Example: Canning food: requires pre- planning and effort. Buying in bulk, physical canning of food, storage first in first out.

13 Case Study - Get home bag Atlanta 2013 1-3” of ice/snow crippled commuters for > 24 hours. Commuters had to abandon cars and seek shelter in local businesses and residences. Chicago & Midwest Jan. 1978 16.5” of snow fell in one day. Air, rail, and road travel was at a standstill for several days. Over 70 died while stranded in vehicles or even homes without power to heat.

14 Case Study - Water Storage West Virginia Chemical Spill 2013 Toxic chemicals accidently spilled into Elk River. Bay area > Sonoma CA 2014 17 Communities will run out of water within 100 days. Severe drought also in Brazil

15 Food Storage Atlanta 2013 A second ice storm causes panic in the populous. Grocery stores are stripped bare of almost all essentials. Video

16 Global Financial Crisis The goldsmith tale and rise of the modern day central banker Bail - Ins Bail - Outs Quantitative easing Cyprus

17 Effects of Monetary Policy “Give a man a gun, and he can rob a bank. Give a man a central bank, and he can rob the world.” - unknown "Let me issue and control a Nation's money and I care not who makes its laws". Amsel (Amschel) Bauer Mayer Rothschild, 1838:

18 Effects of monetary policy

19 Ukraine – 2013-2014

20 Effects of monetary policy Ukraine – 2013-2014

21 Effects of monetary policy Egypt 2013

22 Effects of monetary policy Syria Civil War

23 7 Factors for fall of great societies 1.Decay of the family unit 2.Loss of holistic education 3.Movement away from religion / morals 4.Increase in seeking pleasure 5.Faltering economy (currency issues, taxes, unemployment,) 6.Overly large and corrupt government 7.Overstretched military

24 How to start preparing? 3/3/3/3 rule + additional You will only survive: 3 min without air 3 hours without shelter 3 days without water 3 weeks without food (+1) Security (+1) Medical /Hygiene (+1) Communications (+1) Travel planning (+1) Community/Mental/Emotion

25 How to start preparing? 1 st Identify your ambition: Or are you the person that wants to purchase a little extra “insurance” (e.g. – event preparedness). Are you the person who wants a self-sufficient lifestyle? 2 nd start generally preparing for your essentials 3 rd start preparing for specific circumstances

26 Air Quality NIOSH (N95) Masks filter 95% of particulates >0.3 micron. For reference, 0.2 micron is the standard pore size for sterile filtration. However, as these masks do not seal around you face, it is best only for quick protection, general particulates, care for the sick, etc.

27 Water 55 gallon barrels are available on craigslist. Make sure you buy blue food grade barrels which have had known contents. Alternatively, 5 gallon bottles for water dispensers are a good storage option. –Boiling As soon as clear water comes to full boil it is safe to drink in terms of microbes. –Filtration Must have at least 0.2 micron filtration. Pre-filter if the water is very dirty –Chemical treatment Chlorine, iodine, potassium permanganate. Works best in “warm” water. –Distillation Boiling and condensing fluid. (Next slides)

28 Water – Disease Prevention Chlorine – (safest) let sit for 60 minutes Treating water with household bleach containing 5.25-8.25 percent chlorine Volume of Water to be TreatedBleach Solution to Add 1 quart/1 liter5 drops 1/2 gallon/2 quarts/2 liters10 drops 1 gallon1/4 teaspoon 5 gallons1 teaspoon 10 gallons2 teaspoons Iodine – let sit for 20-30 minutes –Using a 2% iodine solution, you can add about 5-10 drops to 1L of water. Let sit for 20-30 minutes. If water is not clear, use the upper range of these measurements. Potassium Permanganate – let sit for 1-2hr –1:10,000 dilution (3-4 crystals per liter of water). “If it’s pink, it’s safe to drink

29 Distillation techniques Water

30 Shelter Shelter is a very large topic that can encompass a variety of areas. It’s not so simple to think of shelter as having a roof above your head. Shelter in your home vs. displacement shelter (bushcraft) Shelter from physical elements (sun, rain, wind, etc.) Shelter location (e.g. – remote vs. urban) How to heat your home if power goes out? Shelter alarm/fortification for security purposes. Clothing as a shelter –Warmth & Cooling –Poisonous plant protection –Protection from insects –Protection from physical injury

31 Food Storage Ideally, you want to store food that you regularly eat. Do not buy bulk amounts of food that you have not tried. Best way to get started with a bare minimum food supply is to stash away grains. Jungle Jims has 50lb bags of rice for $20 or $50lb wheat germ for $45. Use oxygen absorbers, Mylar bags, and 5 gallon buckets to protect your grains for up to 30 year storage time. Also can add moisture absorbers for extra protection. Long term food supply? Make sure you add variety through spices and food diversity. Know what you need to prepare your food. For travel, mountain house 2 serving meals are ideal in terms of weight, ease of preparation, and taste. Http:// has some of the most competitive prices you’ll find. Http://

32 Security The best general security tip I can give you – Develop situational awareness Video insert - CNN

33 Security Weapon practicality – shotguns, pistols, rifles, etc. –General rules: Shotgun – Close Quarters / Home Defense Pistols – Backup only or CCW Rifles – 50 yrd and further situations Concealed Carry permit OPSEC Gray man TRAIN, TRAIN, TRAIN! –Try to find ranges that are not static shooting behind a bench. Find dynamic training environments such as Blazin Bullets (

34 Hygiene / Medical Disease, exposure, and famine are more likely causes of death than trauma alone. –Civil War, ~2/3 of soldiers –WWI, ~1/3 of soldiers –1990-2008, <15% Contributing Factors towards disease Ill-prepared population –Hygiene / trash / public utilities –Lack of supplies / Med Facilities –Displacement/Inadequate shelter –Crowding & Riots –Deceased Persons Disturbed environment –Water contaminates –Food contaminates –Air contaminates

35 Medical is an incredibly large topic. Generally, a good way to start is thinking about medical preparedness is prevention: Start eating healthier Start exercising Reduce dependency on medications American Red Cross has CPR/AED certifications for around $50. With additional first aid class, they run around $75. Medical

36 Hygiene – Body/Hands The following example is bacteria found on the hands after handling commercial chicken breasts vs. hand washing after handling the chicken.



39 Hygiene - Wastes Toilets can still be manually flushed with buckets of water. If there is not enough water, use grocery bags or garage bags over a bucket or toilet to collect waste until a suitable place can be found to dispose of it. Wood ash, kitty litter, etc. can be used to overlay and use the bag more than once. If on toilets, ensure waste is buried in designated areas at least 200 feet from living areas, water sources/rain run off, food storage, etc. Hole must be 6-8” deep.

40 Stock toothbrushes, toothpaste, rinse, & floss. Eat less processed, non-sticky, less sugar foods. Purchase tooth scalers and mirror. Get all major dental work done now! Non-commercial alternatives Homemade toothpaste recipes or baking soda may be used. Charcoal dust can be used as a temporary survival toothpaste. Green twigs with ground ends can be used as a tooth brush and pick. Salt water can be used as a daily rinse. Coconut oil (oil pulling) 1 tbls for 10-20 minutes Hygiene – Dental

41 Communications You all are the experts! Communication plan and contacts Short range vs. long range bands Confidential communication (e.g. – steganography) Mobile vs. base stations Alternative power and power generations sources Emergency signaling – whistles, signal mirrors, glow stick + paracord, smoke.

42 Travel Planning Some principles of a travel plan: Have a retreat location(s). Don’t expect to just flee out of the location you are in. Have multiple routes to get to your retreat. Be creative by using off-road avenues such as bicycle paths, rail roads, electric utility lines, etc. Have backup means of travel. Bicycle, bicycle child carrier, scooter, roller-blades, back packs, etc. Anticipate road blockages and how to deal with them. Have backup means of navigation (e.g. – GPS, paper maps, compass, etc.) Use caches if you’re comfortable with the idea.

43 Community / Mental / Emotional Don’t be a Physical stress (exercise) –Winter camping –Hiking in unideal conditions Stock comfort items –Essential oils –Gum –Chocolate –Paper photos of family (BOB) –Etc.

44 Preparedness Bags Every Day Carry (EDC) Kit This should always be on your person. It is not meant to be all encompassing kit. The EDC simply improves your preparedness and survival in an unlikely event. CCW weapon when legal + extra mag Analog Watch Cash + Quarters Flash light Lighter Multi-tool Cordage (paracord bracelet) Durable Pen

45 Preparedness Bags Get Home Bag This bag(s) will typically stay in your vehicle. It can vary in size and content depend on your individual situation. Some people keep their BOB or INCH bag in their car at all times.

46 Bug Out Bags (BOBs) & INCH (I’m Never Coming Home) BOBs are typically 3 days worth of supplies. INCH is your “extended stay” bag Additional INCH items might be – snares, portable solar panels, gun cleaning kit, etc. Principles of either bag: Should not be more than 25-33% of your overall body weight If you encroach on the 25-33% body weight value, you should consider an external/internal frame. Should have a rainproof shell to protect your items. Should not have your “fancy” gear on the outside. Learn how to pack you bag for stability. Handout – My Personal INCH Bag

47 Thank you! Discussion

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