Monday, October 30, 2017

Should You Bugout?

Episode 120: Season 3 ep. 39




The Walls of Freedom adventure continues as the winter sets in and Dexter's drama unfolds.  Here to talk to us today about the risk assessment involved in bugging out and the long term considerations for food and safety is Johnny Jacks author of Absolute Anarchy and Islam Rising.

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Bugging Out Lessons from Johnny 

When "bugging out" is discussed we have to make a few assumptions before we begin the discussion. We assume that the country will be in a state of absolute anarchy. There is no government, no military, no law enforcement, no electricity, no gasoline or diesel. The potential for electrical power and petroleum refineries to return to production for years to come. 
There will be a period known as the "die off." During this time, ninety percent of the population will die within three to six months, leaving about 30 million survivors total. The majority of these 30 million survivors will be Christians that cooperate with one another. This will reduce security considerations at that point but they must have the means and know how to produce food on a long-term basis. 

There are two major considerations to surviving the die off and the initial adjustment period. First of all, you must have food. The minimum you should store is two years of food for every individual you plan on housing during this time. This will get you through the three to six months that it takes for the die off to run its course. It will also provide you with enough food to ensure that you can eat during the two growing seasons that it will take you to establish long-term food production. 

The second consideration is security. There will be as many as three hundred million refugees. They will be hungry and desperate for what you have. One in ten people is a "bad person" who had no conscious before the die off began. There will also be good people who have already broken their personal ethical code to ensure their family's survival. These people will do what they have to for survival and that could include eliminating you. You must have the security of a community. There is no way to survive alone.

When we talk about long term food production there are some specific items that you need to have on hand and you will need a lot of them. You must have a wide variety of open pollinated seeds. You need enough for two plantings and you need to think about feeding your entire community. Gardening also requires a lot of hand tools: hoes, rakes, shovels, spades, etc. Without gasoline powered tractors the work will have to be done by hand and these tools are essential. Canning supplies to store the fruits of your labor will also be a requirement. There are reusable lids but eventually they will fail. A smokehouse and tons of salt or sugar are integral for storing proteins. Consider growing cane sugar or sugar beets. Knowledge of how to plant, harvest and extract seeds is a skill you should be developing now. 
The size of your garden will depend on your growing seasons and the number of people in your group but a ten foot by ten foot garden is not going to cut it. You must grow enough to eat during the growing season plus enough to preserve and store to eat until the next harvest comes in. Remember you could have total crop failure the first season and that is why you need a two year food supply stored now. For protein consider raising small animals: rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese; medium animals: sheep, goats, alpacas, and/or large animals: cows, horses, donkeys.

When you are deciding whether to bug in or bug out you need to do some risk assessment first. Think in terms of months, not weeks. No matter where you live, desperate refugees and bad guys will eventually be a problem. Refugees who live past the first three months will become a major problem because they probably experienced some horrific things to survive as long as they have. If you are in the city there will be no food deliveries. If you bug in, you will die, unless you have enough food and materials to produce food in a concrete jungle. The people in the suburbs or near a city will be absolutely overrun with refugees and have the same considerations as the city folks. If you think you can survive isolated in the mountains, think again. You will likely die because refugees will find you eventually and they will be hardened by that point. If you live on rural farm land, you have the best chance of survival and should bug in. Remember that you can't do it alone. You will need the support of your community. If others in the community run out of food and long term production for the entire community can't be brought online all bets are off. 

If you plan to bug out to the wilderness, you will die. Long term wilderness survival would not be a pleasant lifestyle and long term wilderness survival with your family could be like hell itself. Plus, there are thousands maybe millions of people that will have the same idea. The plants and wildlife supply will become non-existent. If you plan on going to a friend or relative's home you better help them stock supplies for two years for your family as well. You will increase security but the stress of food supplies could be disastrous. The best option, is to have a prepared bug out location. This would ensure your food and seed stocks are prepared and ready when you need them. You better take the time to get to know the community and make sure it is a supportive one. Especially if you buy a house in the country to use a a bug out location but barely get time to go there. Your neighbors may consider your country home a supply pantry if you are not part of their community well before disaster strikes. 

Johnny Jacks

Johnny Jacks is a product of WWII. Born in Alabama in 1944 five months before D-Day to semi-literate sharecropper parents. In the 1940s and early 1950s, he lived self-reliantly, off-grid, off city water, without indoor plumbing, and without assistance from a welfare state, which, of course, didn’t exist in those days.

On his seventeenth birthday, Johnny enlisted in the Air Force, later transferring to the Army, where he became a Special Forces soldier, a Green Beret, and began a career serving on Special Forces A-teams in Europe, Asia, and Central America, including an assignment to Special Forces A-team 102 in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. He has lived or spent extended amounts of time in third world areas in Asia, Central and South America, and Africa, interfacing with people who live on the edge of survival.

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After retiring from the Army in 1982, he worked for several government agencies over the next twenty-five years in significant positions involving high-level national security and emergency preparedness programs. These positions provided him with knowledge of continuity of government and continuity of operations at the senior level of national leadership.

This combination of off-grid, self-reliant living; guerrilla warfare expertise; and national security policy, which gives him a unique insight into today’s individual and group prepper survival needs and requirements.

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Johnny wrote Absolute Anarchy, The Preppers Guide to Surviving the Coming Collapse. Absolute Anarchy is available on Amazon, in paper and Kindle versions, and is the most comprehensive prepper information resource available today.

The books website, AbsoluteAnarchyBook.com, contains a gateway to a large set of web links related to each chapter that vastly expands upon the book’s instructional information. The first four chapters and the supplemental reading are posted on the website.

Johnny is currently making the final editions to Islam Rising, the first in a series of dystopian novel that he will release in November of 2017.

Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Monday, October 23, 2017

Broken Glass Theory

Episode 119: Season 3 ep.38

 As more of The Walls of Freedom story is revealed, we find our Dexter learning some hard life lessons, one of which involves "The Broken Glass Theory" or "Broken Windows Theory" Here to talk about the broken glass theory is Skip Buck, physical trainer and retired law enforcement officer. 


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The Broken Glass Theory Lessons from Skip

To fully understand "The Broken Glass or Broken Window Theory" you have to take a look at the background of policing in general. The first thoughts for a police force was that there should be boots on the ground, mingling with the locals. As members of law enforcement gained access to vehicular transportation and better technology they began to police larger and larger areas. The expansion of jurisdiction took away from an officer's ability to get to know the neighborhood people on an individual basis.This time period was during the 1920s when the police force used the slang "beat cop."

Then in the late 1980s, early 1990s there was a realization that this lack of interaction with the public was severely affecting the success of the police force. They started applying neighborhood policing policies that put the officers in direct contact with specific neighborhoods. There were pros and cons. Having an increased police presence deterred crime and the officers got to know the people personally. However, a lot of their time was often devoted to non-policing activities like contact with the local media. 

It was during this time that an experiment was done in the Bronx. An average vehicle was placed in a neighborhood of mixed ethnicities, religious beliefs and monetary classes. The police dispatcher received calls about the car being left on the side of the road but it was otherwise unscathed. One night an officer broke out on of the windows and left the car sitting there again. They were amazed when they returned the next day and the car was demolished, everything of value had been removed.  This phenomena became known as "The Broken Window or Glass Theory." Basically, the theory is that if something exists that is undesirable and it is allowed to exist, then it will be proliferated. For example, graffiti in the inner cities. When it is not allowed to exist, often the rates of aggravated assault and homicides decreases. The people involved in the Bronx experiment were not teenagers having fun. The car was dismantled by families and individuals that you would not expect to be participating in that type of behavior. The Broken Glass Theory exemplifies a moral flaw in human nature. Individuals may think: Someone else already did it so what does it matter if I do a little more.

The only way to stop the broken window theory in its tracks is to stop the undesirable from existing. Smaller crimes will lead to bigger crimes. If these crimes can be eliminated before they are allowed to escalate, the neighborhood will be a safer place to live.

The character flaw illuminated by the broken glass theory presents some major concerns for a grid down, long-term disaster scenario. When individuals realize that no help is coming and no one is going to stop them from breaking the rules, everyone's ethical beliefs will be tested. As a moral individual once you break one of your moral codes what will stop you from finding excuses to break the next one and the next one. Then there are other folks that are just evil. They do not believe in ethical codes and are usually big risk takers. These risk takers may utilize the lack of law enforcement to take advantage of every situation. It is also these same risk takers that have the guts to rise up as leaders which make the situation even more desperate. 

In the end, the hope is, most people have good hearts. It will only be a matter of time until these good-hearted people stand up and return society to one based on "Nature's God and Nature's Law".

Stinging Nettle References:

Survival Foraging: Stinging Nettle

Post-Apocalyptic Medications with Cat Ellis

Wild Foraging in the Sierra Nevada Mountains 

North American Wild Foraging, Food For Every Season


Skip Buck

"I was adopted at the age of 9, and raised in Southern California, in the San Gabriel Valley.  I attended Rosemead High School and was actively involved in sports, student leadership, choir and school plays. 
At the University of Redlands, I was Captain of the football team, earning all-district and all-conference honors, participated in wrestling, and was President of the Inter-Fraternity Council and a member of Chi Sigma Chi Fraternity. I graduated from the University of Redlands in 1979, with a B.A. in Physical Education.
"My college sweetheart, Kathie Morris-Buck and I were married shortly after college and will soon celebrate 36 years of marriage. We have two daughters, Morgan (33), and Heather (30).  Both are happily married and successful in their individual pursuits. 
     
"I began my career in law enforcement late in 1981, and retired in 2008. During my career, I worked custody, patrol, chief coroner’s investigator, narcotics task force, SWAT, youth and community services (DARE instructor), family abuse, homicide – felony assaults, career criminal apprehension team, child sexual assaults, vehicle crimes, and Homeland Security.  I was promoted in 2006 to Sergeant, and managed patrol teams until my retirement in 2008. 
"My lovely bride and I reside in El Dorado County, in Northern California.  We are currently owner/operators of Body by Buck, a small gym and personal training facility in Cool, California." -Skip Buck

Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Canning 101

Episode 118: Season 3 ep. 37

In The Walls of Freedom story, Dexter's love saga unfolds while the summer turns to fall and harvest time arrives. Today, we are going to do a crash course in canning 101, including the hot water bath method and pressure canning method.

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Canning Lessons from Sara
There are two canning methods that you can use to preserve your garden goodies. The first is called the hot water bath method. This method can only be used with acidic foods like tomatoes and anything pickled. The next method is called pressure canning. This method can be used to can anything.
The hot water bath method is the easiest way to can. The first thing you need to do is prepare your food. Lets use tomatoes as an example. Put the tomatoes in boiling water until the skin cracks. Peel the skin off and cut off the top where the stem connected. Then put the tomatoes straight in jar, pack tightly by pressing with your fingers, and add 1 Tbsp. Kosher Salt. Alternatively you could make your tomatoes into
Canning Funnel
salsa
, marinara, stewed, etc and then put them in the jar. Make sure to leave ¾” head space. Head space is the area between the top of your product and the top of the jar. A canning funnel will help to make loading the jars easier.
 
Hot water bath canner
After you have the jars packed, wipe the lid and the top of the jar with a clean, damp towel. Make sure both surfaces are clean to ensure a good seal. You should have your canner ready with a large amount of boiling water. There are baskets or plates that you can use in the bottom of the canner. These protect the jars from rattling together and breaking during the process. It is not essential to use one but it never hurts. Place the jars in the canner. 

Canning Tongs
The boiling water should come to 1" above the top of your jars. If you have too much water, simply remove the excess. However, if you did not put enough water in, you will have to remove the jars, add more water and bring it to a boil again. Thus, you should error to the side of more water at the start so that you do not need to add more. Special note: if you have hard water you can add 1-2 Tbsp of distilled vinegar to prevent water spots on your jars. Also, adding and removing jars is always easier with a pair of canning tongs. 
The tomatoes will need about 15-20 minutes in the canner. I highly recommend that you pick up a good canning book. They are small and inexpensive but worth their weight in gold. The book has cook times for all sorts of fruits, vegetables and other recipes. Both Ball and Kerr make great canning books. 

After you remove the jars from the canner, listen for the pop. You should no longer be able to press in the center of the lid and make it go up and down.

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Pressure canning

Pressure Canner
Pressure canning can be a little intimidating but once you learn the process, it gets easier. The first thing you want to do is read the instructions on your pressure canner thoroughly. Familiarize yourself with the canner and attend to any maintenance items suggested by the manual.

Then you prepare your food. Let's use green beans as our example here. First you want to wash and blanch the beans. Blanching is a process where you put the vegetable into boiling water and then into ice water. After the vegetables are blanched, pack them into pint jars, add one tsp. Kosher Salt. Then fill the jar to 1” below the top with boiling water. The 1” inch head space is critical with pressure canning!

Remember to read the direction for your canner and follow them exactly! The book that came with your canner will tell you the amount of water you should have in your canner. It's usually about a quart. Make sure you follow the directions for putting the lid on correctly, pressure canners are dangerous and can explode. It is essential that you do this step correctly. Then, bring the canner to pressure. Typically, an indicator will pop up. Apply weight as directed by instructions. This will vary by vegetable and elevation, refer to your the book the came with the canner, the Ball Book or the Kerr Book for specific weights and cook times.

Wait for time suggested by your canning book. Turn off heat and wait for pressure to release. Then, unpack your jars. When they cool, you should hear a popping noise. This indicates they have sealed.

Sara F. Hathaway
Author Sara F. Hathaway is an individual with an insatiable urge for learning. She grew up in the woods of Michigan, fishing, hunting, gardening, canning, and horseback riding with her family. She loved to learn about the stories of times past from her great grandparents and grandparents. She learned about a time much different from our own when a trip to the grocery store was not all it took to make sure your family was fed. She delighted in the outdoors and learning how to survive there without the trappings of modern life.

After moving to the rural mountain landscape of California, she attended The California State University of Sacramento and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in General Business Management. She managed many businesses, all while working on the manuscript for her fictional novel, Day After Disaster. Eventually she realized that her passion for the outdoors and learning about survival techniques outweighed her passion for the business world. She took her marketing skills and applied them to launching a successful platform for her first novel, Day After Disaster and its sequel, Without Land.

Sara still lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons where she is at work on The Changing Earth Series. She delights in helping other authors find the same marketing success and enjoys her time that she gets to spend honing her survival skills while teaching these skills to her sons. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Your Medicinal Herb Garden


Episode 117: Season 3 ep. 36

In the The Walls of Freedom story, we find Erika toiling in her herb garden while Dexter's romantic drama unfolds. Here to talk to us today about medicinal herb gardens: why the are so important and what you should have in them, is Cat Ellis, herbologist and the author of the book Prepper's Natural Medicine and Prepping for a Pandemic

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Medicinal Herb Garden Information from Cat

Cat is not a doctor and she can not give medical advice, says the government but she has been an herbologist for many years and has made many observations over that time period. She shares those observations with us today as a suggestion of care and neither she nor I are in any way responsible for what you decide to do with that knowledge. Keep in mind that the herbal remedy recommended can be as varied as the cause of the problem itself. 

It is absolutely essential that you start your medicinal herb garden as soon as possible. You will get a lot of medicinal value out of it. You have the right to provide your own health care without relying upon western medicinal answers for every problem. There may come a time when you can't get the care you need at a traditional medical facility.  If you live remotely the chances of you being able to access to medical care is not likely in a crisis. Having your own herb garden is more cost effective. If there was a pandemic you may not want to go to a doctor or hospital for fear of being exposed. In most cases of civil unrest hospitals become targets you don't want to be around.

There are some key plants you will want to include in your herb garden:

White Willow 
The bark of white willow is a natural source of salicin, the active ingredient in Aspirin. If you have space to grow one or two white willow trees that is great, grow it!

Winter Green
It is a leafy plant and contains salicin as well but in less quantity than white willow. 





Meadow Sweet It's flower also contains salicin. 
Yarrow
Known as the battlefield herb. It helps stop the flow of blood. You can pack deep lacerations with the leaves and flowers. You can also make a wound powder and use this herb for joint inflammation.
Garlic

Garlic is hypertensive, meaning it lowers blood pressure. If you have low blood pressure it will not lower it to dangerous levels, rather it helps to maintain a proper level. Garlic supports and strengthens the immune system response. You can use raw garlic on topical infections and on sinus infections (mix paste in water and use eye dropper to drop in nose. The garlic has to come in contact with tissue). You can ingest it as an anti-inflammatory and it is useful in extracts.


Peppermint 
Can be used as a coolant for sunburns in an herbal vinegar. Pests like mice, ants, and most other bugs, hate peppermint. It is useful against nausea, and when used as a decongestant. It is a safe herb and is a good source of menthol for use in salves. When you make essential oil from it, the yields are high.


Thyme
The respiratory systems best friend. Used in an inhalant steam or vapor diffuser. This herb will also produce a large quantity of essential oil.


Cayenne
Cayenne is good for hypertension, heart health and joint pain. You can make a salve to block pain with the capsaicin contained within Cayenne. Use olive oil or coconut oil as a base and slowly warm red pepper into the oil to make an infused oil. Strain out the pepper flakes and add beeswax until your salve reaches the desired thickness. Store in metal tins. 



Comfrey
Also known as knit bone or bruise wort. Comfrey is a wound healer and can be taken externally or internally. If the wound is not deep you can put a leaf in a poultice mixed with horsetail, arnica flowers or meadow sweet. For deep wounds make a wound powder with flour or ultra-gel and pack wound. You can also use this wound powder on sprains. Make sure any broken bones are set properly before you start using this herb.


Burdock
This herb induces sweating and purifies the liver. It helps to reduce fever and can also be eaten as a root vegetable. 


Plants with berberine in the roots, including, Oregon Grape Root, Golden Seal (has small amounts), Barberry, Filodendron, Amaranth(inner bark) or Amur Cork Tree (inner bark), Chaparrel
Berberine is a chemical in these herbs. It is a local antibiotic which means it must make contact with tissue. It remains in the digestive tract for an extended period of time and can help with urinary infections. It will not effect good bacteria making these herbs a wonderful addition to the digestive system. Milligram to milligram berberine is as effective as Metformin for treatment of diabetes. Berberine doesn't extract well in water. You should make a tincture with alcohol and a tiny bit of apple cider vinegar.



Use in a tincture for upper respiratory ailments  and can be used topically for anti-bacterial.

The syrup good for the flue.




Lemon Balm
A safe herb that lowers anxiety.

Plantain
Comes in both broad leaf and narrow leaf. Good wound healer. Make a poultice for splinters. 

Marshmallow
Marshmallow root is a demulcent, which means it forms a protective layer over the mucus membranes. The membranes are then able to lubricate themselves. If you put the root in a jar with cold water on the counter it will become gooey. It is good for sore throats, urinary infections and unproductive coughs.You can use marshmallow in pectin for jam recipes or mix it with oil for lotions.  
Nettle
Nettle reduces edema or swelling. It's raw hairs help with arthritis. It is an antihistamine and very nutritious.    

 
Red Raspberry Leaf 
Among a myriad of other uses, red raspberry is wonderful for the female system.  

Valerian  and Scull Cap
Very calming and help with sleep.













Cat Ellis

"My love of herbs began in the late 1990′s with simple cold and flu remedies and grew into a full herbal practice, including workshops and private clients. My herbal practice leans heavily on Western Traditional Herabalism (European and American herbal traditions).
My husband and I have been preppers “officially” since 2008. We were already interested in camping, gardening, beekeeping, and other self-reliant hobbies. A loss of income, however, kicked our interests in preparedness, homesteading, and modern survivalism into high gear.
It was probably inevitable that my herbalism would be influenced by being a prepper. I have spent a lot of time and effort to research the best options in extreme, last-chance scenarios. As a prepper, this is just being practical. As an herbalist, I am humbled by the power and simplicity of plant-based medicines to address truly serious conditions.

I’m not a doctor. I cannot diagnose or give medical advice. I am an herbalist, midwifery student, massage therapist, and a prepper. I see the potential for emergencies where people are cut off from modern facilities and help is just not coming. I see the potential for scenarios where pharmacies may have nothing but empty shelves.

It is my belief that herbalists can fill in some of the gaps in the absence of modern medicine, whether that be from an EMP, a natural disaster that leaves communities stranded for extended periods, an economic collapse causing an interruption in supply, or any other obstacle that puts modern medicine out of a person’s reach." -Cat Ellis

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 Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Death of Freedom


Episode 127: Season 4 ep 3

In this chapter of The Walls of Freedom, Erika warns Vince about what they are getting involved with when they go to the Northern Regional Meeting. The new government was made possible by executive orders that area actually in place today. Here to talk with us today about these executive orders and what they mean for our future  is L. Douglas Hogan, author of Oath Takers and The Tyrant Series.



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Executive Order Lessons from L. Douglas Hogan

L. Douglas Hogan explains that executive orders to manage our country in time of disaster exist but don't get paid much attention to. He has worked in many levels of government and received a good deal of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) training.

You can view these executive orders for yourself at Archives.gov. These orders only go into effect in case of National Disaster but it doesn't take too much to declare a natural disaster. Since it is not clearly defined, all it takes is a presidential declaration and any catastrophe could qualify as a National Disaster. 

Here is a look at a few of the orders waiting to be enacted in time of National Disaster:

  • 10997 enacted in 1962 by J.F.Kennedy says that in the event of a national crisis the Federal government can take control of all electrical power, petroleum and gas, solid fuels and minerals.
  • 10998 enacted by JFK says that all food sources, farms and fertilizers can be taken by the federal government.
  • 10995 says the government can take control of all telecommunications and its management, including: the internet, telephone lines, etc.
  • 10999 The government can take control of all transportation, production and distribution of all materials. You get what the government allocates to you.
  • 11000 - Emergency Manpower Management. The government can take civilians and have them labor for federal needs. The government will determine what needs to be produced and what doesn't.
  • 11003 - Airports, air travel and operating facilities are all controlled by the federal government.
  • 11004 - Housing and community facilities are taken control of by the federal government. 
  • 11490 - Federal Departments Agencies Control of all US citizens, churches, and businesses. Enacted in 1969 by Nixon
  • 13010 - Enacted in 1996 by Clinton says that FEMA can take control of all government agencies, giving FEMA control of everything. The leaders of FEMA are chosen not elected. 
  • 13603 - National Resource Defense Preparedness Act - enacted in 2012 by Obama takes all of the previous pieces that would have to be enacted as individual acts and puts them all under one order. The president could seize all water, all human and animal food, all transportation, all energy, all construction materials, all health resources, all farm equipment,  all fertilizers, all fuels, all manpower, all housing, etc.
These orders exist for "our safety" but no one discusses them. The good news is executive orders are just that orders and a new president can replace them. An executive order tells a government agency how to apply the law in the event of "x." They establish a game plan for disasters that can be enacted  quickly and everyone knows what their roll is. 
Executive orders are not authorized by the Constitution. They were originally used to make a decision while congress was out of session. It was basically a temporary decision until congress could decide the issue. 
I asked Doug if it would be possible to institute martial law in our country because I have heard both arguments. He explained that most people envision an armed police force in the streets going door to door but the most of the police force is made up of patriots that would not turn against the people. They have sworn an oath to defend the Constitution. It would take a well timed activation where at a certain time the government would take over. Roads and inner states as well as rivers would be controlled to cut people off and isolate them. Then they could control product inflow. If the government is controlling your food and resources, you would be subject to them. 
L. Douglas Hogan

L. Douglas Hogan is a U.S.M.C. veteran with over twenty years in public service. Among these are three years as an anti-tank infantryman, one year as a Marine Corps Marksmanship Instructor, ten years as a part-time police officer, and seventeen years working in state government doing security work and supervision. He is the best-selling author of “Oath Takers”, has authored four books in a series titled Tyrant, and is working on the sixth a final book of the series. He has been married over twenty years, has two children, and is faithful to his church, where he resides in southern Illinois.

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Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com