Surviving a Chronic Disaster
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For whatever reason - and there are many - things may fall apart one day, do you know how to hold it together, for a protracted period of time?  Take, for instance, WATER.  Fresh water supply is not a simple problem.  And fresh water is increasingly threatened these days, as lakes dry or become toxic with global warming, (see w_a_r_m_i_n_g); as larger storms cause toxic flooding; as infrastructure fails, as it did in Flint; as blue algae and other pathogens choke off municipal reserves, as happened in Toledo; and as the threat of solar or weapon EMPs, or hacks, may one day take down electrical grids.

So, here are a few things you might want to know - about keeping water on store, about fermenting liquids, and other tips about surviving a chronic disaster, over the long-haul. Better safe than thirsty. Of course, you can find lots more info by searching the sites.

5 Water Storage Myths

The Time-Tested, Forgotten Way Your Ancestors Preserved Food

EMP Survival: Is Your Home Ready For The Blackout?

Which One Of These 22 Awesome Foods Do You Have in Your Stockpile?

Which Batteries Are Best for Survival Situations?

26 Practical Survival Uses for Duct Tape

How to Make Your Own Apple Sugar

How to Download and Build Your Own House

LJ rescue
Click the top link...

In an emergency situation, every second counts.
I participate in the LJ Abuse Emergency Contact Information First Post program.
Do you? The life you save may be your own.

Illinois tornadoes - still proceeding...
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VIDEO: First look at tornado damage in Fairdale, Rochelle IL -

How you can help Illinois tornado victims -
ROCHELLE, Ill. — At least two tornadoes unleashed incredible destruction through north central Illinois. One person is dead, and several others are injured. Some people are also unaccounted for. Many WGN viewers have asked how they can help the victims of the severe weather that hit northern ... -

Long-time LJ friend, glitterophelia, has been in hard times in the past. She suffered an illness which affects her cognition - just like me! - and also had a leg injury which put her in a freaking wheelchair. I really hurt for her!

I have sent her food, etc., in the past, despite my own poverty. She has kids.

Now, she is being forced to move. She has a, "new home," fund, but don't be confused - she is not looking for some sprawling ranch - she is on the verge of homelessness!

So - if any of you have some cash you don't REALLY need, please help at least one person, and her family. She tries as much as she can - and sells jewelry, etc., online!

Here ya go - here is her donation site - please help - .

good as gold !
Hi. Here's an informal post about how easy it can be to start stocking up for an emergency, even if you have very little money. Over time, you will find that the more you stock up, the more money you save. It is SO unbelievably helpful. If you can't afford to stock up on 25 pound bags of food, start with 5 pound bags, as I did through Here are some basic, really cheap and nutritious staples that I think are great to stat off with. Sunflower seeds may save the most money, since they deter hunger. (They can be mixed w/ healthier oil+ sea-salt). Corn cannot be guaranteed to be non-GMO unless stated. (All popcorn and blue corn is currently GMO-free). Oats, cereal cannot be guaranteed to be GF unless stated. Therefore, I am offering alternate links...

5# Roasted sunflower kernels, $10.90 - (Salted, $10.90 - Raw, $8.10 - Raw, Organic, $10.70 - Farm&Fleet, 6#, $5.97)

5# Split Peas, $4.95 (Organic) - (Regular, $4.15)

5# Lentils, $3.90 - (Organic, $8.00)

5# Cornmeal, $4.50 - (Organic, $5.45)

5# Organic Popcorn, $4.95 - (1# Nacho popcorn/ taco flavoring, $7.05!)

5# Mighty Tasty Hot cereal, $7.95 - (Bob's GF, $11.45 - GF, Rolled OATS, $10.40)

1# Nutritious, Iodine-Rich Icelandic Kelp, $6.45 - (Organic, *possibly West-Coast origin?*, $3.15 )

Total Cost w/o shipping = $43.60

Shipping from AzureStandard, (541/223-5640), can be FREE if:
1 - You are on one of their many delivery routes, such as along the NW Coast.
2 - You agree or arrange to pick up your order at one of their nearby drop-off points.
3 - You create and account and make your order over $50.
(Note - fresh veggies, frozen, cold-food, are all available via these delivery routes).

I need some help.
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Two surgeries and some broken/decayed teeth have left me with many bills that I don't have money to pay. I have always given my money to help others when I have it, and now I need help myself.

I created a page at GoFundMe to help get money for my hospital and dental bills.

Could you guys help me by sharing my link?

If I can get $100 in online donations, then the site will include my page in their site search.

Here's the link:

If any of you can help with a donation, I would appreciate it.

If you can't donate, I would appreciate it if you could share my link.

A call to action!
SYRIA: World at the crisis point.Collapse )

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Just a note, prompted by the super-storm expected for the East USA: Affected people should try to stay in touch via this community, and through LJ/internet in general. Although you may have to be off the internet, please remember that you can make VOICE-POSTS, by phone, to LJ. I'm not sure if these can be made to communities, like this one. Either way, if you are affected by the impending storm, just let us know here if you need any help and if it would be useful for any of us to try to follow your public LJ posts, (in your own jnl). Take care.

Originally posted by glitterophelia at [Signal Boost] Citizenship for Cerrina Foster? -
(Reposting and boosting from madman101 's post)

I felt the need to share this. This person is going through "statelessness." She was born to two American parents, but due to some document issues, and I guess DNA not being sufficient proof? She is not a US citizen. This affects education, health insurance, right to travel, a name, even her age. Please help by signing this petition and spread the word.

Thank you.

Cancer community.
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New community: cancernaturally

Suicide and Self-Abuse
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Suicide and Self-Abuse Hotlines & Sites

National Suicide Hotline ~ 1-800-SUICIDE
SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) Alternative Information Line ~ 800-DONT-CUT
Domestic Violence/ Battered ~ 800-572-2782
Rape Crisis 24-Hour Hotline ~ 650-493-7273
Alcohol and Drug Helpline ~ 800-527-5344
Runaway Youth - National Hotline ~ 800-621-4000
National Council for Child Abuse and Family Violence ~ 800-222-2000
Panic Disorder Information Hotline ~ 800- 64-PANIC
Depression Awareness ~ 800-421-4211
Bulimia, Anorexia Self Help/Behavior Adaptation Support and Healing ~ 800-762-3334, 800-227-4785
Grief Recovery Institute ~ 800-445-4808

Suicide Awareness ~
SafeHaven ~
A Struggle ~
Shattered Innocents ~
Equilibrium ~
Under-The-Skin ~

Fukushima, continues...

Shut Down Monsanto!
A Global Day of Action - Shut Down Monsanto!

Shut Down Monsanto and the Anti-Monsanto Project are calling for global days of action to shut down Monsanto on Friday and Saturday March 16 & 17.




When snow becomes an emergency...
Arizona girl stuck in blizzard for 10 days:

What to Do if Caught in a Blizzard at Home:

Emergency Supplies:

Occupy the Holidays !
Are these communities on your Christmas list?...


Help Us Get Our Book Into the Libraries
Living on Minimum Wage
Not quite an Emergency, but the mod invited us to post here.  So thank you for any help.

My co-writer and I wrote a book for low income singles, two groups often neglected with budgeting books.  It's fairly cheap, but in the interest of making it freely available to those most in need of financial advice, we're asking you to ask your library to buy a copy.  This Amazon listing shows the ISBN number and all necessary info.

Since I was asked elsewhere: This is U.S. centric book.  I'd love to do editions for other countries, but one thing at a time. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!
Hey, safe holiday, folks!

Please note that I have opened up tags (keywords), so all users (who post) can add their own, as well as use existing tags. It would be great if, when you're bored sometimes, you could add tags to your past posts, so people from the future can access them.

Also, longish posts mostly go under an LJ cut. Just a reminder. Thanks! Oh, an PS: Many of you may feel otherwise, but no, "How to cook a turkey," is not a crisis. :)

Scott Olsen - Plus a note to members.
egypt - lotus sekhmet
Make a contribution to support Scott Olsen's full recovery:

Marines enraged at Oakland police for Olsen's injury -

also: Marine Sergeant Shamar Thomas boldly defends the occupiers, (Oct. 17):


PS - TO CRISIS_911 MEMBERS: There are often newly homeless or injured people posting over at poor_skills - and so it would be great if you'd think of joining there, in case you might help in any way. Also (please) plug both communities whenever you can. Thanks!!!

but don't occupy the hospitals!
egypt - scribe
We don't really think of protests, like the ones currently going on around the world, as crises - like a natural disaster or an accident - but they really are. For the people being pepper-sprayed; figuring out camping logistics, dealing with the elements; becoming injured or sick, or even experiencing poor or low nutrition, hydration, or ANXIETY, these events are indeed true emergencies. And, many of the people protesting are already at the end of their ropes, having lost their homes or jobs.

So, any info, ideas or help, going out to these folks, or networking to help them somehow, would be welcomed to be posted here in this progressive community. Protesters in need are of course also welcomed.

And, FYI, I recently created this new community: o_c_c_u_p_y

Tsunami Preparedess - East Coast, USA
(This is not an official NOAA Advisory).

People on the East Coast USA, including Florida, and other coasts along the Atlantic, (northern):

An unusual swarm of earthquakes in the Canary Islands is raising the possibility that a volcanic collapse and landslide there could result in a Tsunami over 100 feet high. People near the coasts of the Northern Atlantic should assess their disaster preparedness, including the ability to travel inland within a few hours notice.

See also comments section:

UPDATE: East Coast Tsunami risk study:

Also, NASA satellite expected to fall to Earth September 24.

Comets and asteroids are expected to pass near Earth soon. Keep and eye out for them around October 12 and November 9. (FEMA happens also to be planning it's first ever all-network 3-minute Homeland Security test, across the country, on November 9). Search, and also see:

For solar watch, see:





looks like trouble
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re: Hurricane/ Irene -

updates are encouraged

My treatment at Breakspear hospital and other things you can do to help ME/CFS and IBD
Breakspear Hospital

The truth is, I do recommend Breakspear. I will tell you the truth and see if you want to go down that path. You can read my journal entries here to find out what I have been having done at Breakspear. Although I do need to update for this year.

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BONE health and healing:
Lycopene (tomatoes)
Boron / Silica (horsetail, beets)
Progesterone (wild yam)
- (x estrogen dominance
Copper / Zinc / Magn.
K2 (Menaquinone-7)
Calcium / D
Gelatin (Jello, marshmallows) / Casein (milk)
Fish Oil (Circulation, etc.)

6 hours left to vote for ME/CFS research and other neuroimmune illnesses
Just a reminder if you havent voted yet for the WPI...

We are in twelfth place and still dropping (the WPI) - currently entitled to $40000. We are risking losing the money at all. Please tell everyone you know to vote. It only takes two ticks and there is 6 hours left. Imagine what could be done with the money.

The WPI research into other illnesses like autism and fibromyalgia.

Instructions here:

Edit - ME/CFS stands for an illness known as either Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue syndrome. It is sometimes also defined as CFIDS, (Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome.) It is a chronic neurological illness effect approx $40 million worldwide. It it is extremely debilitating. Severe sufferers are blind, in severe pain, having seizures, sensitive to touch, sound, and light, unable to speak, paralysed, suffering severe mental and cognitive deficits, and symptoms of the flu. It is an underfunded illness with associated stigma because unless a sufferer is severely ill others cannot always see that the patient is ill because the illness can be invisible. Overdoing it mentally or physically will cause a relapse and the patient will spend days to years to recover. Unless the have a progressive illness from which they never recover. A full symptom list can be found here

Triggers include trauma, infection , vaccination, pregnancy, and many more.

Causes include infections, heavy metal or pesticide poisonings, and malnutrition. Some studies link the illness to a retrovirus known as XRMV.

A good awareness video about ME/CFS can be found here

The WPI stands for the Whittemore Peterson Institute, a charity in Nevada. They are funding research into ME/CFS and other neuroimmune illnesses like fibromyalgia, autism, and gulf war syndrome. They are particularly interested in XMRV.

Thank you.


Survival Tips
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Survival and Preparedness

How To Make A 72-Hour Emergency Backpack


on treating burns
How to treat burns and scalds? Does egg-white help? SNOPES. I have heard that HONEY is one of the best things for burns - the sugar is not only anti-bacterial, it helps healing, plus it has many vitamins, etc. (There is a wonder honey from Australia or NZ - forgot the name). Also, cayenne???

Well, if egg whites help in beauty, for the hair, etc., and it likely has collagen, I'd say why not?   (As long as you're careful of Salmonella!)

Hours left to stop Ugandan anti-gay bill
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Update: May 9 2011 In 24 hours, the Ugandan Parliament may vote on a brutal new law that carries the death penalty for homosexuality. Thousands of Ugandans could face execution -- just for being gay.

Please sign petition to stop this bill.

Thank you


ME/CFS awareness video - this week is international ME/CFS awareness week

Excellent video about ME.This week is ME awareness week. Please watch and spread the awareness. This video is by my friend Daisy and is amazing. It also has pics of me and many of my friends included. It is also getting loads of hits!



LJ Abuse First Post Program
stonehenge moon
LJ Abuse First Post Program:
Emergencies happen.  In the decade LJ has been around, LJ Admins have dealt with voice posts cut off by domestic abuse, car crashes, and other terrible things.  This in addition to medical emergencies that happen in front of the computer (diabetic, heart, etc.) and the occasional suicide note.

LJ Admins cannot send help unless they have a person's real address and phone.  The LJ Emergency First Post program asks users to add their real world contact info in a Private post first on their journal, and then ask their friends to do the same.

To participate and possibly save your own life or the life of a friend, add your contact info,  under the subject "Emergency" (don't forget to make it private) and add the text below to your profile page.   (Then, ask a friend to do the same! :-))

Save your life or a friend's! 
Here's how:   Post your real world contact info in a private post, with the subject: "Emergency" so LJ Admins can get you help in an emergency!  I did :-)  (My private post is xxxx://www...........)


Don't forget to add the link to your private post!  Also, how about we start a list of all those private links, right here at crisis_911  ?!!  So, after you've made your PRIVATE info post, send in your link and I'll start the list going.  (No one can access those links, except LJ Admins in an emergency.  If you want, you could also specify what kind of emergencies or situations would be necessary before LJ can access your private post).- madman101

Please feel free to repost this entire entry in your own journals!


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