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Crucial Ways To Keep Your Preps Safe From Water Damage

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With this many rainstorms and natural disasters happening, you’d be crazy not to learn how to keep your preps safe from water damage.

It seems as though our world is quite literally crashing down around us. With so many hurricanes, floods, and other disasters ruining houses, cities, and lives, it can be easy to fall into the trap of feeling like there is nothing we can do to prepare for these situations.

However, although these events are known as “acts of God,” there are still things you can do to help prepare your stockpile for when disaster strikes.

With these tips, you can help ensure your survival food, tools, and gear stay dry, even in the midst of a torrential rainstorm. After all, what good are the preps you’ve painstakingly acquired if you haven’t gone the extra mile to waterproof them when the rains come?

I understand that certain areas are more prone to hurricanes and torrential rainstorms than others. However, it’s always a good idea to take basic precautions in case a freak rainstorm does come in, or if something starts leaking in your house and causes a flood.

Truly, every prepper can benefit from these…

Crucial Ways To Keep Your Preps Safe From Water Damage

Recognize The Difference Between Various Waterproofing Levels

Before you work on waterproofing your preps, it’s important to understand that “waterproofing” has different dimensions. You may not be correct in assuming that every piece of gear you have in your stockpile will effectively block out water. In fact, certain tools you have may be a lot better at this than others.

Here’s a few waterproofing levels you’ll likely come across when buying your preps:

Water-Resistant: Typically, this means that water droplets can fall onto the item without damaging it. However, this does NOT mean the tool is waterproof, or that it won’t experience damage in a rainstorm or flood. Do not submerge this item in water (unless it specifically tells you you can).

Waterproof: This typically means that you can completely immerse the item in water without damaging it. However, you may not be able to do this for very long, depending on the product. Plus, certain items (like watches) may list certain depths you can submerge them to without them breaking. However, this is often not a guarantee. When in doubt, don’t push your luck.

When it comes to electronics and perishable foods, it’s often best to spend the extra money and make sure each of these is certifiably waterproof.

Out Of Water’s Reach: This is sort of a “catch-all” term for gear that doesn’t fit into one of the above two categories. So, if the manufacturer doesn’t list the item as either “waterproof” or “water-resistant,” it probably fits in this section.

This gear often works best when water doesn’t touch it – so be sure to place all of this gear under a tarp, roof or other shelter to protect it from rain. You should also keep it off the ground (like on a shelf) to help keep it away from flooding.

This stuff is also often better off on the second floor of a building or in an attic. This way, the water has the least chance of getting to it and destroying your hard-won preps.

Waterproofing Survival Food & Electronics

When it comes down to it, not every piece of survival gear you own needs to say “waterproof” on it. However, there are certain essentials that you shouldn’t compromise on.

For instance, electronics should say “waterproof” for obvious reasons. After all, since these items are expensive and likely won’t work again once they’ve hit the water, it’s best to spend the extra money on them to ensure you can use them as much as possible in an emergency. (However, there is a survival hack you can use to save devices from complete water damage – find out what it is here).

Perishable food also needs to be waterproof to ensure it doesn’t get ruined in a storm. After all, since man can only live about three weeks without food, you’re going to need every calorie you can get your hands on. You’d do well to put these in waterproof storage bags (or in plastic, locking tupperware) to help it stay fresh and dry until you can eat it.

On the other hand, things like non-perishable food and non-electronic devices often don’t require waterproofing for survival. For instance, things like canned and freeze-dried foods often already come waterproof (or water-resistant), thanks to their packaging.

However, when it comes to food that’s in boxes and packaging that isn’t impervious to water, you’ll have to put in a little effort to make it waterproof/water-resistant. One way to do this is to put these foods in buckets that have a lining of waterproof bags. You’ll need to keep the lids of these buckets securely on, and you’ll need to tie the buckets to something stable to ensure they don’t float away.

Here’s a video with more information on waterproofing your food:

Waterproofing Survival Gear

Although buckets work great for storing survival food, they’re far less practical for survival gear. After all, most preppers have very bulky gear (and a lot of it). Plus, this is something you’ll need quick, constant access to in a crisis.

Thankfully, you can often settle for making your non-electronic gear “water-resistant” when preparing for a disaster. This can be done by placing the gear in large, resealable plastic bags (or even tightly shut trash bags if you have very large items) and keeping them off the ground.

Keep in mind you can also store gear and food in your attic, or on the second floor of your building/home. Just make sure you can get to it easily when emergency strikes.

Prioritizing Items You’ll Use Most Often

When it comes down to it, there’s just certain survival items you’re going to need way more often than others. And so it’s smart to prioritize these by placing them in a spot where you don’t have to dig around for them in a crisis.

Sort through all your survival gear, and figure out which tools you’re likely going to need and use first (and most often). Then place these in a separate, waterproof bag that looks different than the other storage bags. Store this in a spot that’s off the ground and easy to get to. This will help ensure you have the tools you need right off the bat in order to survive.

In most cases, these steps will be enough to help save your preps in cases of flooding or excessive rain. However, these aren’t the only things you can do to waterproof your preps. Share your own waterproofing tips in the comments.

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Majority of Job Growth Since 2019 Has Gone to Migrant Invaders

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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

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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

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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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