In a poll recently taken at Prison Planet, nearly 60% of participants believe we are headed in the direction of a Road Warrior depression. How long have we been saying this at Survival Think Tank? Misleading or downright false unemployment data comes out of the Ministry of Information, a.k.a., the Bureau of Labor and Statistics every month. The DOW and other market numbers fluctuate so often and so severely lately that it's a wonder people are investing at all. Housing and commercial real estate sectors are crumbling. How long before we see motorcycles and red mohawks in the streets? We don't know for sure but what we do know is that we are moving in the direction of a Road Warrior Depression and not away from it.
In recent interviews with Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute we see that he is calling for gold to climb to the $2,000 per ounce (currently ~$1192 per oz) levels. Some predict even higher. When Celente talks, we tend to lend an ear here at the Think Tank. He's been right more often than wrong on some key trends. If you don't believe us, do some Googling and YouTube surfing (do your own research).
The Survival Think Tank (STT) is working on a project to bust the barriers of information flow among those that want to stay out of the Matrix. One of our future projects will be a call to all STT/Roadwarri0r subscribers to participate in information source sharing and publish sources for everyone to utilize here at the STT. Ever get the feeling that you may be missing key information because you just don't know the sources that others may be utilizing?
We do to! Expect a video in the future calling all of you to participate by sharing your online and public information sources. There are likely hundreds of sites that you don't know about and we are about to get this information out in the open.
Stack it deep.
Improvised Urban Survival Air Conditioning by TheRoadWarri0r
I came home from work this afternoon, walked in my door expecting my home to be sitting at my "come home setting" of 72 degrees F. I was surprised to be hit with a blast of greenhouse heat. I walked upstairs (even hotter on the second floor) and looked at my thermostat. It told me that the house was sitting at 90 degrees F! I walked outside to my heat pump/air conditioning unit and saw that it wasn't running. The fans were circulating air but it was not cool. I did some trouble shooting to no avail.
Bottom Floor Temperature (10 F hotter upstairs)
I immediately called the HVAC repair folks on the phone and they informed me that they couldn't get to me until the next morning. I had to spend a night in my home with the temps pushing 90. Unacceptable! I refuse to spend my hard earned money on a hotel room or a window AC unit so I decided to suck it up and improvise...
First I had to gather supplies.
- Cheap cooler ($2.50)
- Cheap D-cell battery fan ($6.00)
- 100-mph tape (free)
- Used 1-gallon ziplock bag (5 cents)
- 16 lbs bag of ice ($2.50)
Total Cost of Supplies: $11.05
I had to cut the cooler to accept the shape of the fan without too much leaking air out the side.
After fitting the fan, I sealed the sides so that the fan could force air through the cooler.
Now I had to drill out the intake holes for the cooler so that the fan could pull the cool air from one side of the cooler and blow it out the other.
That was about all there was to it. For about $11 and ten minutes of your time you can make a personal air conditioner to keep you cool if your home A/C goes out. It's not going to freeze you out but it helps! below is the video on how it all worked out. See for yourself.
Labels: urban survival
Escape and Evasion (E&E) Bags for the Workplace
Some of you out there have taken Survival Think Tank's advice and constructed your bug-out-bags and check the contents often or at least on an annual basis. Many of us that are preparing for a future economic storm likely still have jobs and more than likely must attend work at least five days per week.
Chances are you may live or work in a very firearm UNfriendly environment. If this is the case, watch this video and get some ideas started on how you are going to build your E&E bag and what you are going to put inside to help you escape the area you are in and get to your full sized bag or at least closer to home.
As mentioned in the video, no bag is perfect and no bag will cover all the problems you may encounter. Many of us have bug-out-bags that are pretty large in size and may get us strange stares if we attempt to bring them to and from the workplace every day. Bringing your full-size bag into the workplace is also an OPSEC issue due to nosy coworkers. These small and lightweight E&E bags are only designed to get you to the rest of your gear and therefore will not be all inclusive. The bag in the above video is designed to be "work friendly" so you have a lesser chance at getting fired just for being prepared. Some employers have been known to have anti-survivalist policies and viewpoints.
The Road Warrior Index Update
In this article we would like to discuss the Roadwarri0r Index (RWI) used on our YouTube channel. The RWI has long been based on multiple data points and trends that effect our economic future. Two of these data points that we would like to address today are the market numbers (DOW and others) as well as the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) U3 unemployment numbers. The DOW and other market numbers change by the second on trading days as most of you know. The U3 is updated officially monthly (with smaller unofficial projections in between). Over the past months of analyzing the DOW and the BLS numbers we have recognized anomalies that make us question the viability of the data. The folks over at shadowstats.com are doing a great job in reporting information on the true unemployment situation in the United States, but even their venerable data is based on numbers controlled by the bureaucracy...the Matrix if you will.
Here at the Think Tank, we have no choice but to drop these data points from influencing the RWI. They are deemed unreliable and misleading. The market is being manipulated on a worldwide scale (Google JP Morgan and silver manipulation for starters) and the BLS numbers are what we consider at Survival Think Tank...well, a joke. These metrics are hereby stricken from the RWI calculations until further notice.
Stack it deep!
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