Want to help the Red Cross now that Sandy has unleashed it’s wrath on our east coast? Here you go!
CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE RED CROSS
Donations help the Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy. To donate, people can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
PLEASE GIVE BLOOD… The storm has already caused the cancellation of Red Cross blood drives in the region, and more cancellations are expected. This has resulted in the loss of several hundred units of blood and platelets so far. The Red Cross has shipped blood products to hospitals in the affected area in advance of the storm as patients will still need blood and platelets despite the weather. If anyone is eligible, especially in places not affected by the storm, they are asked to please schedule a blood donation now.
To schedule a blood donation or get more information about giving blood, people can visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To give blood, someone must be at least 17 years of age, meet weight and height requirements and be in general good health.
Donors should bring their Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID with them. Some states allow 16-year-olds to give with parental consent.
Over at Buzzfeed they have a post up called “21 DIY Emergency Preparedness Hacks”. It’s pretty good. My favorite is the Everlasting Crisco Candle which I have 2 of in my Emergency Supplies Kit. Head over and check them all out.
Here are some of the better ones but be sure to head over and see them all with links to videos and images so you can BE PREPARED!
1. Strap a headlamp onto a water jug to make a light.
2. Make a candle out of Crisco.
3. Pack an emergency preparedness kit for your pet.
4. Store matches in a mason jar with a strikable lid.
Below are the directions for the Crisco Candle from The Great Northern Prepper.
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Move over vampires, goblins and haunted houses, this kind of Halloween terror aims to shake up even the toughest warriors: An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counter-terrorism summit attended by hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, firefighters and others to prepare them for their worst nightmares.
“This is a very real exercise, this is not some type of big costume party,” said Brad Barker, president of Halo Corp, a security firm hosting the Oct. 31 training demonstration during the summit at a 44-acre Paradise Point Resort island on a San Diego bay. “Everything that will be simulated at this event has already happened, it just hasn’t happened all at once on the same night. But the training is very real, it just happens to be the bad guys we’re having a little fun with.”
In the scenario, a VIP and his personal detail are trapped in a village, surrounded by zombies when a bomb explodes. The VIP is wounded and his team must move through the town while dodging bullets and shooting back at the invading zombies. At one point, some members of the team are bit by zombies and must be taken to a field medical facility for decontamination and treatment.
“No one knows what the zombies will do in our scenario, but quite frankly no one knows what a terrorist will do,” Barker said. “If a law enforcement officer sees a zombie and says, `Freeze, get your hands in the air!’ What’s the zombie going to do? He’s going to moan at you. If someone on PCP or some other psychotic drug is told that, the truth is he’s not going to react to you.”
DANGER DANGER DANGER! Hurricane Sandy: Serious U.S. Impacts Expected
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Take a few minutes and look around you. What would you do if one minute you were sitting on your couch and the next everything in every direction was wiped off the face of the Earth. What would you have ready to save your friends, neighbors and family? Take some time to check out the following links we are providing you and get your house prepared. For the cost of a single night out on the town you can be a Survivor of any disaster, be it Zombies or a terrorist attack. Stay vigilant my friends.
– What is a Bug-Out Bag and what should go in it?
– PDF Checklist for what’s in my Survival Kit.
– American Red Cross Preparing and Getting Trained.
– State by State Evacuation Routes and Emergency Numbers.
– FEMA Map Service Center
Brazil – Brazilian trio Jorge Negromonte, 50, his wife Isabel Pires, 51, and his mistress Bruna da Silva, 25, are said to have lured the women to their house with the promise of work as a nanny before beheading, dismembering and quartering them.
The cult members then used their victims’ flesh to make stuffed pastries, known as empanadas, which they devoured themselves and sold to neighbors for 30p each police claimed.
Yesterday they appeared at court for the first time in their home town of Pernambuco, north-east Brazil, accused of murdering Jessica da Silva, Alexandra Falcao and Gisele da Silva, but did not enter pleas. However, police have previously said the alleged cannibals have confessed to killing another six unidentified people.
They allegedly killed 17-year-old Jessica da Silva in 2008, who was living with them along with her one-year-old daughter. Her innocent baby daughter was forced to eat pies made from her mother’s flesh as part of a ‘purification ritual’, it has been claimed.
OCTOBER 25–A New York City cop allegedly discussed plans to “kidnap, rape, torture, kill, cook and eat the body parts of a number of women,” according to a felony complaint unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
The officer, Gilberto Valle, 28, was arrested Wednesday by the FBI and is scheduled to appear today before a federal magistrate judge. Valle, a six-year NYPD veteran assigned to a Harlem precinct, exchanged e-mails and instant messages with two unnamed coconspirators about the bizarre plot, investigators allege.
The electronic communications were recently discovered by FBI agents during a court-authorized search of Valle’s computer. That review also revealed that Valle had “created files pertaining to at least 100 women and containing at least one photograph of each woman.”
The complaint alleges that Valle illegally used federal and state law enforcement databases to “locate potential victims,” and that he had been spying on some of these women at their homes and places of employment. He also allegedly drafted an “operation plan” to abduct and cook one woman, and researched “methods of disabling and drugging women.”
In one July communication, Valle wrote that he was contemplating tying one “tasty” woman “onto some kind of apparatus…cook her over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible.” When asked about the size of his oven, Valle replied, “Big enough to fit one of these girls if I folded their legs.”
Slingshots like these have been made by rebels starved of resources as their conflict with pro-government forces continues.
Improvisation in the Zombie Apocalypse will be your best survival technique. Adapting to the innumerably different situations you will undoubtedly face will probably be the difference between life and death. Use your brains or eat them. That’s why we are awarding the Syrian Rebels the Improvised Zombie Apocalypse Weapon of the week!
Syrian rebels have turned to making their own improvised weapons as they continue to fight more heavily armed forces loyal to the country’s embattled president, Bashar al-Assad.
A portable rocket-launcher, a hand-grenade and various explosives are among the home-made arms which have been developed by the rebels, who have even resorted to using a PlayStation games console controller to fire mortar rounds.
Lacking in ammunition and anti-aircraft weaponry, they have produced the makeshift arsenal from all the materials they can muster.
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A good friend of the DGB crew attended the ZombieCon Aliens vs. Zombies in Ft. Myers FL last night. Here is her report and a photo gallery below the fold.
“It was early on the evening on Saturday, October 21, 2012 when the invasion began! Little did the residents of Fort Myers, Florida know what they were in for! Just as the sun was starting to descend on the river, and the glow of the rays illuminated the peaceful scene, THEY started to arrive. At first you didn’t really notice them, but as the sun sank lower you realized it was a full force invasion. But not just any invasion, we were getting hit on two fronts! Both Zombies and Aliens were descending our quiet little city and it was anyone’s guess who would survive the night. It was obvious the Zombies had the stronger forces. The Aliens were just too outnumbered. As you forced you way through the crowded streets and visited the various shops and vendors or tried just to blend into the crowds at one of the four different band stands, you realized that the humans and aliens were no match for Zombies. The undead were attacking innocent humans and Aliens without discrimination. Next thing you knew, the Aliens were turned into the living dead and were joining the ranks of their creators. It was a crazed madness! It was estimated that their combined forces were around 20,000 and it is unknown if there were any survivors. Again, it is proven, that no one is a match against the Living Dead! But we few survivors will not give up the fight! Good Luck and Be Safe!”
Thanks to Lorene for this! She’s an amazing accountant in Ft. Myers! http://www.jbrooksai.com/
Hey… anyone want to talk about the Zombie Apocalypse? I’m back and ready to kill some Zeds. Vacation over… head over to the Facebook page and let’s chat. http://www.facebook.com/dontgetbit