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These Berries Are Great For Survival And Will Keep You Ultra Prepared

Did you know berries are great for survival? You probably did as it doesn’t take a genius to realize food that grows out in the middle of the woods is good if SHTF.

But, if you’re like most Americans, you probably don’t know much about surviving on berries in the wild.

Sure, you can name off raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries… but probably not much else.

On top of that, if you were stranded in the woods, would you know how to properly identify them? Remember, a simple mistake could end up putting you down for the count.

That’s why I wrote this little blog post on identifying alternative berries that are great in a SHTF situation.

Look, this list isn’t comprehensive. Depending on where you are the berries available to you might be different than where another person is.

So what I did is selected berries I know are common throughout the U.S. and made a handy little reference for you.

Take the time to look over this and memorize these simple tips and you’ll automatically know these berries are great for survival when you see them out in the wild.

All These Berries Are Great For Survival

1 – Chokeberries (Aronia Berries):

Funny thing about chokeberries is they’re actually quite common in a lot of the south. These dark blue, purple, and sometimes red berries grow in swamps. And despite their name, they are edible. They are pretty tart though.

When it comes to identification you want to identify the flowers and the berry to make sure you’re safe.

Here’s what a blog I found says about identification.

These berries are great for survival

Identifying Chokecherry Flowers

Flowers begin to appear in early spring as long clusters of white flowers. This is a distinguishing flower for those who see it and wish to track it and take a closer look in a few months. Flowers themselves are small, and smell quite inviting. They appear in long tubular hangings 3-6 inches long.

Flowers will stay into summer. When looking for a chokecherry tree, there is a long window of identification by flower.

Identifying Chokecherry Berries

Berries of the trees hang in long clusters just as the flowers were. They will turn to a deep red or even black, ripening in late summer to early fall. Picking one for taste is the best way to taste for ripeness.

Picked right off a tree, they are sour earlier on in the year and become less bitter as the season continues. They also get a bit darker as they sit on their branches. I like to pick them at the last minute in late August, just before it starts freezing. I find them nearly black and quite sweet at this point.

2 – Barberries:

If you ever have to rely on a wild berry for survival, these berries are great for survival. Not because they taste great, but because they’re loaded with pectin (used to make jams and jellies) and have medicinal uses.

Barberries are long and thin, much like a bar. They’re found predominantly in the upper part of the country. And you’ll find them in thickets of shrubs like you would a blackberry or raspberry.

The best way I know to help with identification is watch some handy YouTube videos on the subject.

3 – Salmon Berries:

As you might guess, these berries are where the salmon are. That being the Northwestern portion of the U.S. They grow in trees as opposed to on shrubs and they almost resemble a raspberry with a pink flower.

Out of the berries, I’ve listed so far, these berries definitely taste better than most. Identifying a salmon berry isn’t hard either.

“A perfect berry can be easily identified by it’s size, slightly softened texture and the dark, almost obsidian sheen that slowly creeps into the drupelets (nubs!) as they ripen. Regardless of the base color of the berry, once that dark glow it’s begging to be eaten!”

4 – Muscadine:

While these aren’t technically a berry, because they’re prominent throughout the U.S. I knew I had to include them. And, they’re really tasty so I think it’s important you read up on them.

Muscadine is actually a type of wild grape. However, they’re not like the grapes you buy in the store. These bad boys have a tougher skin. They’re a vine like other grapes, but they scale trees and even sprawl out on the ground. That means you’ll find them in places you didn’t expect. Plus, they’re typically full of seeds. That, and they don’t grow in big clusters like normal grapes. Meaning once you find some you want to eat as many as possible.

Another bonus is how their skin’s a great source of nutrients. If you stumble into a batch of these I suggest you take as many as you can carry.

Are These Berries Great For Survival?

The bottom line is yes.

For one, they’re abundant in most of the United States.

Plus they’re easy to identify and they all have positive effects on your health.

If you want even more info on selecting berries for survival, check this video out below. It’s super helpful and informative.

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Majority of Job Growth Since 2019 Has Gone to Migrant Invaders


The majority of job growth in the United States since 2019 has gone to newly arrived migrants, while working-class American men continue to fall out of the labor force, an alarming analysis reveals.

Steven Camarota at the Center for Immigration Studies published this analysis, showcasing the devastating impact of President Joe Biden’s agenda to expand the labor market through mass immigration. Instead of focusing on getting Americans back to work, Biden’s policies have overwhelmingly favored migrants, both legal and illegal, at the expense of American workers.

Since 2019, before the Chinese coronavirus pandemic disrupted the economy, about 75 percent of all U.S. job growth has been attributed to newly arrived migrants. In stark contrast, fewer than one million Americans have joined the workforce during the same period. This betrayal of American workers is nothing short of scandalous.

“The government’s household survey shows that there were only 971,000 more U.S.-born Americans employed in May 2024 compared to May 2019 prior to the pandemic, while the number of employed immigrants has increased by 3.2 million,” Camarota writes. This stark disparity highlights the Biden Administration’s prioritization of foreign workers over American citizens.

Meanwhile, labor participation among working-class American men continues to decline dramatically. For American men in the prime age range of 25 to 54 years old with only a high school diploma, labor participation has plummeted from 95.7 percent in 1960 to a shocking 81.6 percent in 2024. Similarly, for those without a bachelor’s degree, labor participation fell from 95.8 percent in 1960 to a dismal 84.8 percent in 2024. Across all education levels, labor participation for prime-age American men has dropped nearly eight percentage points over 64 years, a clear sign of systemic neglect and failure.

Camarota emphasizes, “The labor force participation rate — the share working or looking for work — has declined dramatically among U.S.-born men since the 1960s, particularly for those without a bachelor’s degree. While labor force participation among these groups has roughly returned to pre-pandemic levels, the rate in 2024 remains at or near historical lows relative to other peaks in the business cycle. This is true even for U.S.-born men who are in the ‘prime’ 25-54 age range for working.” The administration’s disregard for these alarming statistics is both irresponsible and outrageous.

For years, the decline in labor participation among American men has been well-documented, yet the Biden Administration continues to prioritize the influx of newly arrived migrants, who are quickly awarded work permits after being released into the U.S. interior. Since 2023 alone, nearly 300,000 native-born Americans have fallen out of the workforce, while about 637,000 migrants have been added. This blatant disregard for American workers is unacceptable.

Biden’s policies have driven the foreign-born population to unprecedented heights. Today, the foreign-born population stands at a staggering 51.6 million — the largest ever recorded in American history. This means roughly three in 19 people living in the U.S. were born in a foreign country, a statistic that underscores the significant and troubling shift in the American labor market under the current administration. This is a clear indicator of the Biden Administration’s betrayal of American workers and its commitment to prioritizing foreign interests over those of its own citizens.



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GUILTY: Hunter Biden Convicted on All Counts


In a significant blow to the Biden Administration, a federal jury has convicted Hunter Biden on all three federal felony gun charges he faced. This conviction underscores the corruption and lawlessness that many believe epitomize the Biden family.

Hunter Biden’s conviction is historic, marking the first time an immediate family member of a sitting president has been found guilty of a crime during their father’s term in office. The jury, deliberating for less than three hours, returned guilty verdicts on all charges related to a revolver Hunter Biden purchased in October 2018 at a Delaware gun shop.

The charges against Hunter Biden include two counts of lying about his drug use on a federal background check form and one count of possessing a gun while addicted to, or using, illegal drugs. Sentencing is typically set for 120 days following a verdict, and Hunter Biden could face up to 25 years in prison and a fine of $750,000. However, as a first-time offender, it is likely that his sentence will be far less severe, sparking concerns of preferential treatment.

Following the verdict, Hunter Biden expressed gratitude for his family’s support rather than addressing the gravity of his conviction. His attorney, Abbe Lowell, announced that they would continue to “vigorously pursue all the legal challenges available to Hunter,” displaying a defiant attitude despite the jury’s decision.

President Joe Biden, in a statement, reiterated his role as a supportive father rather than addressing the implications of his son’s criminal actions. “As I said last week, I am the President, but I am also a Dad. Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today,” he said, choosing to focus on familial bonds over accountability.

Special Counsel David Weiss emphasized that the case was about the “illegal choices” Hunter Biden made while using drugs, underscoring that no one is above the law. His comments highlighted the severity of Hunter Biden’s actions, contrary to the sympathetic narrative often promoted by the Biden Administration.

Inside the jury room, deliberations revealed an initial split among jurors. However, after thorough discussions of each crime’s elements, they reached a unanimous verdict. Some jurors felt they had no choice but to find Hunter Biden guilty, with one describing the case as a waste of taxpayer dollars—a sentiment that resonates with many critics of the administration.

Despite the serious nature of the crimes, some jurors expressed sympathy for Hunter Biden, focusing on the evidence rather than his lifestyle. This perspective further fuels the narrative of leniency and misplaced compassion often seen in cases involving politically connected individuals.

In a public display of support, President Joe Biden was seen hugging his son Hunter upon arriving at the Delaware Air National Guard Base, mere hours after the guilty verdict was announced. This embrace, captured on video, underscores the President’s unwavering support for his embattled son, even as public trust in his administration continues to erode.

Senate Republicans were quick to react, asserting that the guilty verdict shows the justice system worked, despite persistent claims of selective prosecution. Senators John Thune, Rick Scott, and Josh Hawley emphasized that the case against Hunter Biden followed existing law, in stark contrast to what they see as politically motivated charges against former President Donald Trump. This highlights the perceived double standards within the justice system under the Biden Administration.

A juror later revealed that the jury focused on evidence, not Hunter Biden’s lifestyle, during deliberations. This approach, while legally sound, does little to quell public outrage over the apparent disparity in how justice is administered to those with political connections.

In conclusion, Hunter Biden’s conviction is a stark reminder of the corruption and legal breaches rampant within the Biden family. The President’s continued support for his son, coupled with the leniency of the justice system, only serves to deepen public disillusionment with the current administration.


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Israeli Forces Rescue Hostages from Hamas Terrorists in Dramatic Operation


On Monday, Israeli forces released dramatic video footage showing the daring rescue of four hostages held by Hamas terrorists in Gaza over the weekend. This footage, captured from helmet cameras of Yamam and Shin Bet’s operational units, as well as Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers, showcases the meticulous and courageous efforts in Nuseirat, a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.

In a simultaneous operation at two locations, Yamam and Shin Bet operatives engaged in combat with Hamas terrorists to rescue the hostages. Noa Argamani, 26, was rescued at one site, while Shlomi Ziv, 41, Andrey Kozlov, 27, and Almog Meir Jan, 22, were freed from another location.

Footage obtained by Fox News Digital shows Yamam officers and Shin Bet operatives storming the location where Ziv, Kozlov, and Jan were held. They are later seen boarding a helicopter, being flown back to Israel to safety.

All four hostages were abducted from a desert rave near the border during Hamas’s brutal and unprovoked assault on Israel on October 7. This rescue operation was part of a broader Israeli air and ground offensive in central Gaza, which health officials claim resulted in the deaths of 274 Palestinians. This comes at a critical juncture in the eight-month conflict as Israel and Hamas weigh a U.S. proposal for a cease-fire and the release of the remaining captives.

Hamas and other militants killed approximately 1,200 people in the October 7 attack and captured around 250 others, including men, women, children, and older adults. Since then, the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza claims nearly 37,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel’s ground offensive. It is important to note that Hamas does not distinguish between fighters and civilians in its reports.

Israel has contested these figures, emphasizing that its soldiers are specifically targeting Hamas terrorists who deliberately operate within dense urban areas, using civilians as human shields.

More than 100 captives, mostly women and children, were freed in exchange for Palestinians imprisoned by Israel during a weeklong cease-fire in November.

Israeli authorities estimate that Hamas is still holding around 120 hostages, with 43 pronounced dead. The remaining survivors include about 15 women, two children under the age of 5, and two men in their 80s.

This heroic rescue operation underscores the ongoing struggle against Hamas’s brutal tactics and the lengths to which Israeli forces will go to protect and rescue their citizens.

Vice President Kamala Harris mourned the death of the Hamas members killed in the raid.


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