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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Ben Martino
December 16, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Good timing Dave…. I just completed lesson 5 ! lol
I also heard Glen’s show and thought of you right away !
I only watch him 5 nights a weeks on tv and it made me feel very good when he mentioned your cards….

This is an area I haven’t prepared for…. BUT I will now !
Thanks…

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Neil
December 17, 2010 at 8:58 am

Several weeks ago Glenn Beck did a show on prepardness and mentioned for his audience to get this information wherever they could regarding preparing for the coming turmoil and unrest. The next morning I sent an email to him and his producer Stu at both their radio and tv show addresses and highly reccomended your survive in place program and includied your website link. I never received a response so I don’t know if they got it but I was pleased to see him mention the survive in place playing cards last Friday so who knows, maybe he did or still will.
Neil

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Edward M
December 17, 2010 at 7:12 am

Saw the show and Glenn also showed and recommended two of your books.
Thought it was great since I already had them, but didn’t have the cards. So I ordered 6 sets to give as Christmas gifts. Will wait patiently for them, understand the overwhelming influx. thanks for great info.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Patrick M
December 17, 2010 at 7:33 am

You hit the nail on the head Dave !

I have been a prepper for over 3 years now and have managed to prepare my family in most areas. This situation that you discussed in this article is one of the areas that I have prepared for.
I make sure that I have 60-90 days of all medications that my family members are on and, I also have stores of homopathic remedies and vitamins along with a well stocked first aid station. But, in this situation I have prepared by purchasing a Silver Collidial Generator so I have the ability to make my own Silver Collidial as needed. I believe in this type of situation I will be glad I took these measures.
Great Publication ! Keep Up The Great Work !
Merry CHRISTmas ! Happy New Year !

Patrick M.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Deborah Midkiff
December 17, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I also saw Glenn showing off your cards and mentioned to my husband that you are the person that I have been talking so much about. I was so pleased to see him advertize your products! I still need to get some cash together to purchase your survival course. Things should look better for us financially after the first of the year. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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Vote -1 Vote +1Deborah Midkiff
December 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm

OOPSl! I was going to send this to Dave, but had two thought going at the same time. What I was going to ask you was where I can purchase a Coliadal Silver machine. I am sold on the product (used to sell it many years ago… and it saved my horses life) but would like to have the means to make it myself for the future times.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Sue
December 17, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Debbie how did you use it to help your horse? I have a mare that breaks out in hives then when they go away she has open weeping sores. UG!

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+2 Vote -1 Vote +1david
December 17, 2010 at 7:44 am

I assume you are familiar with and the recommendations about vitamin D and its role in flu prevention. He and David Wolf at or maybe its naturalnews.com, have extensive commentary on building the immune system.

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Vote -1 Vote +1david
December 17, 2010 at 7:44 am

OK

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Shawn M
December 17, 2010 at 8:08 am

Hi Dave!
Well, I rarely watch TV, so I did not see Glenn Beck. I have heard of your cards though, and am planning on ordering them after the first of the year.

2 books you may want to look into, which I think are fantastic are:
1. Dare to Prepare by Holly Deyo and
2. The SAS Survival Handbook by John Wiseman

Between your course and those books, most people should be ready for just about anything!!

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Vote -1 Vote +1Harry Halwood
December 17, 2010 at 8:12 am

I saw your cards on Glenn Beck’s show.

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+2 Vote -1 Vote +1Mike Harlow
December 17, 2010 at 8:54 am

I now have a 4 season trailer, FWD pickup, Maybe six months of food. Pretty good 1rst aid kit, tools, Guns, ammo and more importantly, I have four campsites with water and today, I’m scouting two more. Why so many sites? They might be full when I arrive or they might become inaccessable with snow or rain. In my neighborhood alone (6 blocks) I counted 56 RVs some of which are already being lived in. One house has 7 cars parked on the property and they all run. The forclosures have been happening quietly but steadily. Families are bunching up. My neighborhood is getting crowded. I wonder if they have food? Probably not. I plan to stay in place as long as possible but I’ll bug out to save my life. Remember Reginal Denny. Beaten half to death in the L.A. riot. Not me. The doors will remain locked. It’ll be in 4WD & I’ll drive over them shooting if need be.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1PAM
December 17, 2010 at 8:55 am

SAW BECK ON TV REACH INTO A BAG AND PULL OUT THE SURVIVAL CARDS.

“WOW!” I TOLD MY HUSBAND. “THOSE ARE DAVID’S CARDS. GLENN GOES

TO THE SAME WEBSITES I DO!”

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Becky Bird
December 17, 2010 at 9:07 am

I watched as Glen showed the cards. As for your suggestions on meds etc, we will be using essential oils to stave off the flu and any other health issue that arises. Thanks for all that you do.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Delor Cornell
December 17, 2010 at 9:07 am

Hi Dave,
I heard about the cards on Glenn’s show. I ordered 50 sets for family and friends. What a great way to prepare.
Thank you!

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Vote -1 Vote +1ED
December 17, 2010 at 9:40 am

WHERE DO PEOPLE FIND THE TIME TO DO SURVIVAL IN THE CITY. dO PEPOLE HAVE JOBS AND FAMILIES TO RAISE?

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 18, 2010 at 9:39 pm

That’s a great question, Ed. I’ve got a job and a family…2 YOUNG boys to be exact. For us, it’s a continual exercise in prioritizing, compromising, and most of all…trust in God.

We know we have limited time and money and try to spend them both as wisely as possible…not only in terms of preparedness, but in terms of answering to God at some point and having a life that we can be proud of when we’re on our death beds.

The big thing is to break the “elephant” of preparedness up into bite sized pieces. You can’t do it overnight. That’s actually one of the big reasons why I wrote the SurviveInPlace.com course…to give people a step-by-step plan to go from being unprepared to having an incredibly solid foundation to survive breakdowns in civil order in urban environments.

I appreciate your question…it’s SO important for people to understand that they can take preparedness one step at a time and don’t need to be overwhelmed. Please let me know if you have any other questions on this.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Denise
December 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Dave,

Do you have a suggestion for the best freeze dried or other preparedness foods. They all seem so expensive. Also, I am in a very urban area between and airport and the second largest port in the U.S. I don’t think there is any way I could get out and I have no idea what to look for in a safety spot. Can you offer some suggestions for someone in my situation. ( I am 60 and alone except for my college age daughter who comes home several times a month and my not to far away married son and his wife. Thank you for all you do. I want to be prepared even though those I know are in denial.

Jeanne

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 22, 2010 at 12:33 pm

My best advice to you is to buy more of the food that you already eat.

After that, I’d suggest trying different long term food options. As an example, if you think you want to stock up on food from “company A” then buy a week’s worth of food from them and eat nothing but it for one week.

I have a fundamental problem with buying 6 months of food that has a 25 year shelf life that you aren’t willing to eat. If it’s good enough to eat, it won’t need a 25 year shelf life. If it’s not good enough to eat, you don’t want to wait until after a disaster to find out.

When you do eat “emergency food” for a week, there’s a decent chance that either you’re going to get sick of the taste or it’s going to cause intestinal issues. Intestinal issues aren’t fun when the plumbing’s working, let alone when the grid has broken down.

Personally, I haven’t found a pre-packaged long term freeze dried food storage solution that I like enough to live off of. I do have a meal replacement that I’ve been testing that I’ll be sharing next month. If I do find a freeze dried solution I like, I’ll share it.

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+2 Vote -1 Vote +1A. Winthrop
December 17, 2010 at 10:21 am

Hi Dave:

Thanks for all your great work! I’d like to suggest that, in addition to colloidal silver as a defense (or offense!) against pandemic diseases, readers should also consider plant-based essential oils. I have been experimenting with them for about 3 years now and formulating various mixtures. My daughter, family and friends all have been using my mixtures for at least two years and none of us ever get sick any more.

Essential oils, several in particular, kill the MRSA bug instantly on contact, and that infection is resistant to our best antibiotics.

Just Google “essential oils and MRSA”, and “thieves oil” to get started learning about this. Big Pharma won’t touch this because essential oils cannot be patented and profits would be minimal.

My working mixture contains ten essential oils, which I chose after reading both popular and scholarly research about this. They are mixed into a neutral, non-medicinal, “carrier oil”. I use Grapeseed oil as my carrier oil because its great on the skin and doesn’t feel oily or greasy.

These are for EXTERNAL USE ONLY. But in a pandemic emergency, or if a family member is already sick, you can put a small quantity of the mixture into a pot of water that has just boiled (turn heat off) and breathe the vapors.

You probably wouldn’t believe me if I listed all the amazing benefits to my skin and body from using this stuff topically for the past couple of years. But it’s true.

God Bless and be well.
AW

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Nathan
December 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Sounds great. My sister-in-law uses thieves oil in a diffuser and it not only smells great, but keeps her houshold from getting sick. I’m going to order some today! Thanks for reminding me to get some!

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Vote -1 Vote +1Joyce from Loris
December 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Hi there. I would love to get more info on your suggestions of essential oils. Any recommendations? Thanks so much.

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+2 Vote -1 Vote +1A. Winthrop
December 19, 2010 at 11:01 am

Based on the research I’ve done, and continue to do, here are the essential oils I have settled on for my mix. These are the ess. oils that continue to be at the top of nearly all researchers’ lists for effectiveness against harmful microbes, when you read the medical research literature about essential oils and diseases. The original “Thieves Oil” included between 3 and 5 of these same essential oils…
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Tea Tree
Oregano
Clove Bud
Lavender
Lemon
Geranium
Eucalyptus
Grapefruit
Rosemary
Cinnamon Leaf
Patchouli
Lemon Grass
Spearmint
Red Thyme
Manuka
Grapefruit Seed Extract (aka: “GSE” or “Citricidal”)
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I mix between 30 – 50 drops of each ess. oil into a brown glass 3 oz bottle. That fills the bottle to between 1/3 and 1/2 way full. Then add your carrier oil. I use Grapeseed Oil for mine. Shake very well and your ready for use. I pour my mix into tiny 1/2 oz glass bottles (with tight-sealing caps) so its easier to carry around and use when needed. Always shake very thoroughly before pouring into smaller bottles (w/small funnel), and before applying to skin. Note that this mixture is many, many times stronger (more concentrated) than the “normally recommended” concentration for topical use in traditional massage and aromatherapy applications. So test a small area of skin when you first try it, to make sure you have no allergic or other reactions. None of us ever have, but it’s possible.

Also note, the smell of the mixture is EXTREMELY strong, but its a wonderful, paradisical smell we all love. I put a drop or two onto my finger tips before I go out and I never worry about catching anything from door knobs, handles, and railings in public places. In fact, wherever I touch these days, I leave a trail of ‘murdered’ germs and viruses that just keep on dying from the mix – especially on my fingers and hands. I like that!

Hope this helps… take care and be well 🙂
A.W.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Denise
December 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I too would love to have your suggestions on the essential oils. Please email me if you would be willing to share.

Denise

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Vote -1 Vote +1innate 1
December 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm

The premise for this Debbie Downer scenario is incorrect. Our hospitals do no better than anyone else with the flu. It’s a virus. The main thing anyone can do is rehydrate.
Though, since everyone is under this false impression, it’s worthwhile to consider the chaos that may occur at the border, should the sheep demand ineffective medical care.
For personal preparedness, it would help your readers to know that vitamin D3 has been shown to be more effective than any flu shot to date for protection against the flu.
Lastly, the flu virus doesn’t make you sick. SIck people get the flu!

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 18, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Hi innate 1,

I think that after reading my response, you’ll agree that the premise for the scenario is, in fact, correct.

Just to be clear, (I’ll put this after every comment where it is appropriate) almost nobody EVER dies of the flu. When statistics say that people die of the flu, what normally happened is that they had a compromised immune system, caught the flu, their immune system got even MORE broken down, and they got pneumonia or some other infection that actually killed them.

Our hospitals normally do well when it comes to pneumonia and that is why the numbers that I gave above ONLY assumed that people who’s flu turned into pneumonia would be in the hospital. The number of people seeking hospital care didn’t include any people who “just” had the flu.

Your spot on on D3. I am friends with Joe Mercola, who was one of the main people we have to thank for bringing the research on D3 to the mass market. There were others before him, but they were ineffective at getting the message out. I actually had the privilege to sit on his couch in his house 3 years ago and he basically beat me over the head with all of his stats and facts on D3 until I finally gave in and agreed to start taking it seriously 🙂 Joe is the main reason that I started researching D3 and why I included it in the SurviveInPlace.com course and have talked about it in the Urban Survival Newsletter and on the forum at http://secretsofurbansurvival.com/forums/content.php?116-Sun-exposure-to-fight-the-flu

Let me know if that makes sense or if you still have any questions.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Robert
December 27, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Isn’t D3 what they use in rat poison? It causes the soft
tissues to calcify with fatal results. Since it is fat soluble it
can be a cumulative poison so be very careful with high doses. The
RDA is 400 I.U. per day and fortified milk has this amount per cup.
I understand that just over 16 times the RDA (1 gallon of milk) per
day consistantly begins to pose a risk of poisoning. A good do not
exceed dose would probably be like 5000 I.U. per day, but you would
have to be careful not to get any more in your diet.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 28, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I take more than 10,000 iu per day of D3 with no I’ll effects. Blood testing is the only sure way to know if you’re taking too much.

The comparison to rats is dramatic, but not very accurate. Just like dogs being more sensitive to msg, ibuprofen, and chocolate, rats have a different digestive system than people.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1KC
December 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm

My Naturopath swears by Throat Mist by Wise Woman Herbals (when I’ve gotten a sore throat and used this right away I’ve never gotten sick). Also Monolaurin and Colustrum capsules. I use all three of these whenever I’m “on the edge” of getting something as well as a hefty regimen of emergen-c powder and vitamins. This regimen has worked super well for me. I also swear by Raven-3 essential oil made by for asthma and bronchial problems. All my friends who have tried it love it and many have bought their own. It’s made by JoAnne Bassett and you have to email her and ask because it’s not listed on her website. Most amazing essential oil I’ve tried yet and I’ve tried a few. Thank you for this forum! Great info!

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Vote -1 Vote +1Michelle
December 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I’m a new reader to your blog, saw the cards on Glenn Beck (had no idea they were yours!) .. anyway, I told my husband about Glenn’s show, particularly the cards & his reply was, “Honey, you’ve got to order those!” How do I place an order?? Thanks for all you do & share!

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Evan
December 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Michelle,

You can order the cards and get more information at: http://www.urbansurvivalplayingcards.com

Cheers,

Evan

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Anita
December 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I’ve been preparing for this scenario for a while and agree with the other suggestions folks are making. Most of us have enough food to tough it out, but how about toilet paper and other essential cleansing supplies? If you don’t have to go out of the house during the “worst” of an epidemic, you’re better off.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 22, 2010 at 11:35 am

A good substitute for toilet paper is a good old phone book. Simply rip out a page, crumple it into a ball, flatten it back out, double over as necessary and use like toilet paper.

We don’t go so far as to collect phone books, but we haven’t gotten rid of ours for a few years.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Artiomovas
December 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm

If you look around / search Amazon a little bit, there is an updated August, 2010 paperback version of Krepinevich’s book available.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 22, 2010 at 11:36 am

Last I checked, the paperback and hardback were only priced 8c differently, which is why I suggested the hardback version.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Dave Olszowy
December 17, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Hello Dave,

My family and I are new to this lifestyle. We try to keep our plans and preparations low key since most people view these ideas as extreme. Unfortunately it appears that the government feels this way too! Honestly, it takes a fair amount of extra money to be somewhat prepared! My wife and I do not have a lot left over at the end of the month but we stretch it as far as humanly possible. We raise chickens, turkeys and rabbits which also provides us with fresh eggs and meat.. We can our own veggies, make plenty of jam, freeze dry items, store water, etc. But we are nowhere close to 6 months worth of provisions. (hopefully we will be there in another 3-6 months?)
Anyway, to get to the point of your article I honestly feel that you have missed the bullseye! I am sure that you have researched many of your facts and figures but ultimately some of the best advice you can give your readers is homeopathic and naturopathic information on flu prevention. A strong immune system is ultimately your best defense against colds and flu’s. The harsh reality is that most American’s have gotten lazy, spoiled and falsely lulled into a sense of security! Guess what?! You must eat a good diet free of chemicals, HFCS, dyes, preservatives, etc including plenty of fresh organic fruits and veggies.! Then you must burn more calories that you intake along with getting the proper amount of sleep! Drink plenty of good water and supplement your diet with quality vitamins, fish oil and nutrients! Unfortunately most people are suffering the consequences of our Big Agra food system which is ultimately tied into the Big Pharma folks. They have a lot of money and influence over our politicians and medical system. Ultimately drugs should be a last recourse of any medical condition since the side effects of most drugs do more harm than good! To add to this scenario flu shots do not work! The proof is in the CDC website and there own statistics! The death rate from the flu in general and the hoax of 2009 Flu pandemic is/was very low! As in nature the weaker people will die! But take a close look at other statistics….more people die from staph infection than flus every year and the number is increasing exponentially!! Then, a scarier fact that more people die from prescription medicines reactions and side affects than HIV!
People always want the easy way for everything. We see it everyday! Not very long ago we use to cut our firewood, walk to the store, watch less TV, till our own gardens, raise are own animals, etc. Now, we can drive in our car and go to McDonald’s where we can get a nice 2000 calorie Big Mac meal deal for five bucks!
I am sorry for babbling but the bottom line is that we must be responsible and honest with ourselves and use common sense! Most of us have the internet where so much information is available to everyone (for now)! I hope that more people “see the light” and take better care of themselves because all of the prepping will be worthless if your too sick to carry out the daily routines in life!

Alaska Dave

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 18, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Hey Dave,

We see eye to eye on homeopathic and naturopathic approaches to health and taking the effort to eat foods that are as natural as possible. And I have repeatedly talked about them, flu shots, Tamiflu, and Relenza in past Urban Survival Newsletters and in the SurviveInPlace.com course. I didn’t miss the bullseye as much as I just covered it before. But I want to thank you for bringing this up in case other people hadn’t read my other articles/books and were under the same impression.

Also, just to be clear, (I’ll put this after every comment where it is appropriate) almost nobody EVER dies of the flu. When statistics say that people die of the flu, what normally happened is that they had a compromised immune system, caught the flu, their immune system got even MORE broken down, and they got pneumonia or some other infection that actually killed them.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Marcia
December 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I too saw the Glen Beck show when he mentioned your cards. He gave the audience back packs with all kinds of things in it. Thanks for the ideas to help prevent flus and keeping up the immunity. I am going to go online regarding the essential oils.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Sarah
December 17, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Have been reading for a while and have a question. How does one go about getting several months of prescription drugs? My insurance won’t allow more than one month at a time and my meds are extremely expensive to purchase on my own.
Thanks

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 18, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Hi Sarah,

There’s actually a thread about this on the forum:
http://secretsofurbansurvival.com/showthread.php?65-Prescription-Meds-The-Achilles-Heal

Also, if you have fish who take prescription antibiotics on occasion, and you are concerned about them getting sick and not being able to get prescription antibiotics for them during/after a disaster, you can buy those for them in advance on Amazon.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Robert
December 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm

The fish comment is as bad as the R. Benson comment about learning to say ‘moo’. LOL

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 30, 2010 at 10:24 am

Robert,

Maybe you’re taking what I said at face value.

In a completely unrelated note, the antibiotics that are given to fish, pets, livestock, and humans are sometimes made by the same manufacturer in the same plant. That being said, I would guess that it is illegal to take drugs intended for animal use.

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Vote -1 Vote +1s adams
December 17, 2010 at 6:55 pm

I have a colloidal silver gererator that I got after reading that it was a very powerful antibiotic. I did some research and learned that it was effective for not only bacteria but also for viruses and fungus. Right after receiving the generator, I made a batch of colloidal silver and right after that I came down with a bad flu. Oh boy, does this work. The best investment I ever made.

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Vote -1 Vote +1xxNBTROUBLExx
December 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm

in regards to your article above, i respectfuly ask why you would think you werent able to talk openly about such a cenario til now? we see it every day on the local news, cnn and countless alternative and indepndant media. the pandemic melt down, i thought, was common knowlefge. but it also brings another thought to mind…….who did you think you were keeping this aleged secret from? us? the people? reading thru your article again it seems the only catagory you could be refering to is “the general population”. in my eyes that would make you part of the problem. arent we to have open honest information out there? what if people arent as “herd minded” as you think? why would you even think it would be a good idea NOT to get the word out so people can protect their families and prepare? i understand the fear of panic, but whats the alternative? lie? leave them as sitting ducks uninformed?
im just curious is all, i respect what you think and have purchased and love your material.
thank you for reading this.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 18, 2010 at 8:42 pm

You pose a great question…and the answer is simple, yet complicated.

To begin with, the stories in the local news, etc. discuss our infrastructure breaking down…not the mass migration of millions of sick/healthy people across our Southern border.

Everyone knows about open source information and classified information, but there is a type of information that lies between open source and classified. My friends with clearances are good people and don’t share classified information with me. Many people, though, have talked with me in confidence about particular non-classified situations, problems, or scenarios with the understanding that if I discussed them, they wouldn’t trust me or talk with me again.

In the business world, this is known as a non-disclosure statement/agreement, and is very common. In short, a gentleman doesn’t kiss and tell.

It is my proven history of protecting identities and not sharing private conversations that has built a foundation of trust that allows me to talk with experts who refuse to talk with anyone else. It’s not about protecting you from something you can’t handle, or protecting the masses from panic. It’s about protecting my sources of information. Hopefully that will make sense.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Arthur
January 14, 2011 at 10:42 am

That was a very, very good answer David !!

Thanks, for all that you can give to us !!

God Bless you & yours !!

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1Sue
December 17, 2010 at 7:32 pm

We live in the central valley here in Ca, we are flooded with illegals on a normal day, I’d hate to see your scenario come to happen but we are prepared for it and regretfully expect it. The crime rate here is staggering and the good middle class tax base citizens are leaving for other states and have been for years, if you haven’t heard of it it’s called “white flight” we are sick of the crime, the gang bangers, the disrespect shown on a daily basis for our christian morals and values. if you speak at all about it in public they immediatly call u a racist. Me who is married to a part Choctaw indian, and have two Phillipino family members who I adore. Good luck California your gonna need it.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Morning Star
December 17, 2010 at 8:10 pm

FYI link:

FluTrackers.com
http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/index.php

Schroll down the page and check out the ‘Prep., Prevention, and Planning Section’ also.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 18, 2010 at 8:28 pm

There’s some good stuff on there. There’s some stuff that I REALLY disagree with, like the advice to make sure and get the flu vaccine and to have a supply of Tamaflu on hand. Just do your homework.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Morning Star
December 26, 2010 at 7:26 pm

RE: FYI – Flu Trackers:

I agree with you David. There is an enormous amount of info ‘out there’, and we must do our homework.

As a disabled Gulf War Vet, and current survivor of the Military’s experimental vaccine programs, I tell everyone to not get SCARED into taking ANY vaccines, especially the Flu vaccines. Tracking flu and disease outbreaks does give us a little heads-up about eminent govt.-run shananigan activity.

In Maryland during the first outbreak of the West Nile Virus, there were daily news reports showing dead black crows and then a panic of a new disease (from dead black crows). Next came demands for funding a new vaccine, a new task force, a new facility in Frederick, Maryland, and a new czar with the authority to enter your private property and ‘search’ for dead black crows and mosquitoes.

The military took a lower profile, especially when asked about their known history of human experimentation by releasing bio-infected mosquitoes upon American citizens.

Yep. We know the drill.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 30, 2010 at 10:39 am

One of my “brothers from another mother” is a Gulf War vet who has incredibly messed up guts. He thought it was just him for several years…until he went to a reunion of guys from his unit.

Several of them had the same internal issues that he had. We’ll never know how much of it came from the vaccines, from chloroform in Diet Coke (from the heat), from chemical weapons, from oil rig fires, or a combination of all of the above. But the one thing that seems fairly clear to an outsider is that SOMETHING happened to cause such a spike in internal issues among Gulf War vets.

Thanks for your service.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Dee
December 17, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I do not know if you are aware of this product that enhances our immune system. It is Transfer Factor Advanced Formula.

I was diagnosed with oral Lichen Planus 2 years ago. They say there is no cure for it. I recently ran across a site where it stated that by taking this product it would enhance and awaken the natural and inherent healing funcitons of the immune system to began functioning at a heightened state and it would eradicate and remove the antigen causing the Lichen Planus. He said to start off slowly by taking 1 a day for 5 days, then 2 a day for 5 days, then 3 a day. I started taking it today. If it works it will be a mirracle for me.

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1TOM BURR
December 18, 2010 at 1:28 am

Yea, ask and ye shall be answered. We have such a wonderful piece of land, and waters, we can do almost all we set our mind to. Like with your eyes closed and pick up anything you care to and guess what is written on the article. It will say Made in the good ol USA. Would not that be the most satisfying bit of reading after all the garbage we have dumped on our shores. This last weeks a billionaire made the statement of,( for two cents I would run for President.) Stopping there, the next words were we must put our own people to work inventing, and making the things in the USA. I almost fell over. You talk of the fat cats sending our work to China, and other countries. We had over 100 people working in a small town just a short distance from me making a never ending product. The gent owning the business all of a sudden laid off all but 4 people and where did the work go?? Yup, your right, China. This man was a self made millionaire. Now tell me why a self made wealthy person feels he must send work across the sea so he can make more bucks. I’m sure you have seen the program American GREED. This tells all. Another pride of self has placed another nail in the coffin of our made in the USA. Its time people, Its time. burr

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 22, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Tom,

The “foreign” made argument has always been around. When life was family centric, people didn’t like family members buying items from non-family members. In small towns, residents don’t like people buying from “the big city.” In twin cities, residents don’t like people buying “across the border” in another state.

Keep in mind that “evil corporations” don’t send jobs overseas…excessive government intervention and customer demands send jobs overseas.

The fact is, money=time & life. If a guy works his tail off in exchange for some money, he’s going to try to spend it in a way that gives him the most benefit for his time.

As an example, if a rational person has the choice of paying $50 for a Chinese made knife or $150 for an identical US made knife, you’re going to have to present a VERY solid argument to get them to part with an extra 100 bones. After taxes and other withholding, that might be the equivalent of a day or two of pay.

Degrading foreign made products doesn’t help anyone…and it doesn’t buy back the extra day that the guy had to work in the above example to buy the knife.

Instead, I suggest making an argument for why people should buy US, same state, regional, local or neighborhood products. Give people a good enough reason to spend more of their money/time/life for an equivalent product and they might.

Better yet, spend time talking to legislators to get rid of the hurdles of doing business in the US…specifically complicated, excessive, cumbersome tax laws, excessive regulations, and a lack of liability limits. That way, companies won’t have to pay 5-10 times more to have work done in the US than overseas.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Carrie Foley
December 18, 2010 at 5:09 am

David–I have enjoyed your newsletters, and I guess I have been putting some of your ideas into place for most of my life–since I’m now 69, that’s quite a long time. This letter brings to mind some historical info about England in the Plague years–one village, on contracting the plague, from which a number of people survived closed itself off from the rest of the world (easier then) for a year, neighboring villagers did food ‘drops’ well outside the village. Quarantine worked in this case–the study of survivors’ ancestors today indicates genetic immunity. Like cures for cancer (surgery and removal of the tumor is still the most effective tx), limiting exposure to infection for the duration is probably the most effective means of survival. In my own famiIy’s past, the Spanish Influenza epidemic hit virtually every family–most of whom had, of necessity, to survive in place and die in place. Commitment to the course of self-quarantine includes some practical thinking about what to do with the dead, also. I intensely dislike the war games paranoia, however–caution and fear are two different things. As with most epidemics, time and distance vectors probably solve most outbreaks–isn’t it too bad that war and disease are the most effective forms of population control. People make their own choices–God knows, few of us can change the the desire of millions of people to crowd together in cities where there are no food sources, big targets for violence and little chance of effective quarantine. The rest of us are going to be busy enough at home–even if we are the last to get the Internet. Happy Holidays to you and your family–sounds like this week is your lucky week.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Right on, Carrie. In the event of a pandemic, you can fight off 100% of the diseases that you’re not exposed to…no matter how strong your immune system is.

As to being lucky…I prefer to call it blessed. 🙂 And, if it is luck, it proves the point that if you work hard enough, smart enough, and long enough, eventually you’ll get “lucky.”

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+1 Vote -1 Vote +1CJHames
December 18, 2010 at 6:01 am

Ii watch Glenn and did see your cards on there. His show is entertaining and somewhat uplifting, but I also believe he gives Americans a false sense of hope (that things are going to turn out well). I also tire of his cowardice at times.

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 22, 2010 at 12:12 pm

LOL, that’s the first time I’ve ever heard anyone say that Glenn gives people a false sense of “hope.” To me, it sounds like he pretty much sounds the clarion call of the end of the world as we know it every day.

I appreciate that…because he has caused literally millions of people to wake up to the need to prepare and has caused a decentralizing of food supplies, specialized knowledge, and preparedness supplies away from governments and into the hands of the common man.

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Vote -1 Vote +1McClarinJ
December 18, 2010 at 9:34 am

Pandemic concerns in 2007 were what first propelled me into my current round of survival preps. I’m set up to self-quarantine for several months in my bedroom/bathroom. I’ve got a drawer full of off-the-shelf meds, lots of food and water, colloidal silver generator I made myself, plastic bags for waste if the water is shut off, even a solar-electric system with panels I made containing solar cells I purchased on ebay. I’m also ready for cold-weather camping in my room if there’s no heat.

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Vote -1 Vote +1ELLIS
December 21, 2010 at 7:57 am

I’VE READ A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT SURVIVAL BOOKS AND BEEN TOLD TO STOCK UP ON MEDICAL SUPPLIES. WHERE IS THE BEST AND LEGAL PLACE TO GET MEDICINE, DRUGS AND SOFORTH? AND WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND I GET?

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Vote -1 Vote +1David Morris
December 22, 2010 at 12:44 pm

There are several answers to your question…let me hit a few of them quickly:

1. I believe in stocking up on items that will help me and my family in the event of a trauma or medical issue.
2. “Medicine” and “drugs” have several meanings. If you’re asking about legal places to buy prescriptions that you don’t have a prescription for, there aren’t any. My understanding is that it is illegal to use someone else’s prescriptions or to use drugs made for livestock or fish use.
3. EVERYONE’S medications that they keep on hand is going to be different depending on their stage(s) in life, medical conditions, and what, if any, problems you normally encounter. I’m not a doctor or healthcare provider, and because of our litigious society and nanny government, I can’t give you any specific advice. Even if those roadblocks weren’t in place, I would encourage you to study this topic extensively on your own so that you make decisions based on sound facts and reason rather than based on someone else’s thoughts.

As an example, our family tries to avoid prescription medications if at all possible. We also look for medical treatments that will give our bodies all of the tools and support that they need to fight off sickness rather than taking medication that suppress symptoms. You may be more comfortable taking medications that suppress symptoms and the items that our family has on hand wouldn’t be helpful to you at all.

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Vote -1 Vote +1Brooke Lorren
December 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm

I found you through the Glenn Beck’s Favorite Things episode. As an Internet content producer, I’ll definitely be promoting your products in the future, you have a lot of knowledge in this very important area.

What you have to say about the flu is really important. My great-grandma died in the 1918 outbreak. I did some research into that flu last year when H1N1 was all in the news, and it was a pretty scary time to live in. We think that we’re modernized now, but if we actually have a bad outbreak, it will be just like 1918 again.

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Vote -1 Vote +1An American Woman
January 8, 2011 at 12:36 am

I bought your survival cards–They are awesome! 🙂

I recomend them to everyone. Not only can you play with them–They have many ideas & information on them (that can help you prepare and even possibly save lives) with written on them.

I especially like the easy to read (measurements) of Bleach to Water ratios–so you can (safely purify) your dirty water supply with… God Bless, 🙂

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