Magnetic Pole Shifts, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires and now coronavirus (COVID19)? What did we learn in 2019 and how can we apply those lessons learned in 2020? Before we jump in let me say this, I personally do not think the people have learned much ast all, we simply do not see the level of preparedness that is required to handle any of these scenarios let alone the coronavirus that is now sweeping the globe.

June, 14, 2019 – Earthquake Activity.

Hundreds of earthquakes hit the southern California region, the New Madrid zone seen 11 quakes in 30 days and over 200 for the year. An ancient fault line in Eastern TN has been popping off quakes fairly regular as well. Is all of this a sign? Some say it is while geologists tell us its normal but of course they will lie about that fact. How many Americans are heeding the warnings? Have you taken any of this as a sign to start prepping or is apathy still present within your mind. Perhaps you wonder what apathy is? Here is something for you to bring yourself up to speed on apathy and fear, the progression stages of crisis or SHTF scenario and Prepping mistakes you can not afford to make.

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake, California July 4th 2019

All of those tremors we spoke of? Well on July 4th 2019 it all culminated in the 6.4 quake that hit near China Lake. The biggest quake in two decades shook Southern California on Thursday morning, shaking towns from Las Vegas to Long Beach and putting a stop on a tranquil period in the state’s earthquake history.

Striking at 10:33 a.m., the 6.4 quake was focused around 125 miles upper east of Los Angeles in the remote Searles Valley region close where Inyo, San Bernardino and Kern districts meet. It was felt as far away as Ensenada and Mexicali in Mexico, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Reno and Chico, Calif. A 5.4 post-quake tremor hit Friday morning reminding the citizens of the power of Mother Earth.

This again was the wake up call that Mother Nature is sending us but yet again people continue to ignore it. If this earthquake had hit a major population city what would have been the end result? Devastation on a Biblical scale is the answer to that question. There would be hundreds of thousands without water, food, shelter and many would die as a result.

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake, California July 6th 2019

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Southern California on Friday night damaged shook buildings from the foundations and left the citizens on high alert for the big one. The quake however did not cause any fatalities or significant injury but is this just the beginning? This was California’s second serious quake in under two days struck close Ridgecrest, a Mojave Desert town around 125 miles upper east of Los Angeles.

Again Mother Nature said “Hey, you!! Yes YOU I am trying to tell you to get your shit together!”
How many times must we be given the warning call? How many times must we witness disaster to realize the need to prepare? According to statistics nearly 60% of Americans do not even have a plan. The remaining 40% who do have a plan do not have an adequate plan. I personally would say that of those 40% perhaps only 20% of them have a full on SHTF plan.

New Orleans Flooding

July 13th Hurricane Barry unleashed its rage upon New Orleans, a place already struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina. Barry did a standstill just as it made landfall and dumped as much as 12 inches of rain as it slowly inched inland. Damage from the winds were minimal but flooding has caused lots of grief across the region. Barry reinforced the fact that mother nature is the prevailing power in this world and we expect to see more events like this before summer is out.

So looking back we now see where this may be heading in regard to weather. The big question we ask over and over is are you prepared? Since the tremors and floods we have seen MRE sales up drastically, survival backpacks and survival foods are flying out the door. Sadly even still, nearly 60% of Americans remain unprepared for these type events.

October 18th 2019 – California fault moves for the first time in 500 years.

The fault’s movement happened after the Southern California’s largest earthquake sequence in 20 years, which began on July 4. The earthquakes in Ridgecrest, California, started with a magnitude 6.4 foreshock, followed by a magnitude 7.1 quake almost 34 hours later. More than 100,000 aftershocks were recorded, according to a press release from the California Institute of Technology. Could this be a sign of bigger things to come?

and a list of others.. 

  • Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Hits San Francisco. …
  • PG&E Shuts Off Power Amid Wildfire Risk. …
  • Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Puerto Rico. …
  • Puerto Rico to Feel Impact of Tropical Storm Karen. …
  • Imelda Brings Heavy Rain to Texas, Louisiana.

So we can clearly see that events are rising and at an alarming rate. Those who realize this are often called crazy or the “prepper nut jobs” but the reality is this. If you are not currently planning then you are the nut job. We are facing natural disasters, political instability and civil unrest on unprecedented scales. Its going to pop off and in a big way. The big question is where and when.


Do you have a SHTF plan in place? Nearly 60 percent of Americans are not prepared. We simply cannot understand this. Why do people not see the writing on the wall? We are on the verge of war, our Government is falling apart, weather systems and geological threats are looming, now is the time to begin preparing. You need to store up survival foods, trapping supplies, emergency gear. You need to implement a plan now or suffer later. Keep watch here as we roll out a few shtf plans and some podcasts on the topic. Need help on a shtf plan or a prepping? Let us know and we will be glad to help. Follow us on Facebook and join our Facebook Group here

Something strange is going on at the top of the world and it could be the cause for the natural weather events we see. Earth’s north magnetic pole has been skittering away from Canada and towards Siberia, driven by liquid iron sloshing within the planet’s core. The magnetic pole shift is moving so quickly that it has forced the world’s geomagnetism experts into a rare move.

On 15 January, they are set to update the World Magnetic Model, which describes the planet’s magnetic field and underlies all modern navigation, from the systems that steer ships at sea to Google Maps on smartphones. This clearly tells us that this magnetic pole shift is something significant.

The most recent version of the model came out in 2015 and was supposed to last until 2020 — but the magnetic field is changing so rapidly that researchers have to fix the model now. “The error is increasing all the time,” says Arnaud Chulliat, a geomagnetist at the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Centers for Environmental Information.

The problem in this magnetic pole shift lies partly with the moving pole and partly with other shifts deep within the planet. Liquid churning in Earth’s core generates most of the magnetic field, which varies over time as the deep flows change. In 2016, for instance, part of the magnetic field temporarily accelerated deep under northern South America and the eastern Pacific Ocean. Satellites such as the European Space Agency’s Swarm mission tracked the shift.

By early 2018, the World Magnetic Model was in trouble. Until then the words magnetic pole shift was associated with so called looney prepper and the whackos they called us. Today the magnetic pole shift iis seated in science. It is not if it happens but when it happens. Researchers from NOAA and the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh had been doing their annual check of how well the model was capturing all the variations in Earth’s magnetic field. They realized that it was so inaccurate that it was about to exceed the acceptable limit for navigational errors.

Wandering pole

“That was an interesting situation we found ourselves in,” says Chulliat. “What’s happening?” The answer is twofold, he reported last month at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Washington DC.

First, that 2016 geomagnetic pulse beneath South America came at the worst possible time, just after the 2015 update to the World Magnetic Model. This meant that the magnetic field had lurched just after the latest update, in ways that planners had not anticipated.

magnetic pole shift
Source: World Data Center for Geomagnetism/Kyoto Univ.

Second, the motion of the north magnetic pole made the problem worse. The pole wanders in unpredictable ways that have fascinated explorers and scientists since James Clark Ross first measured it in 1831 in the Canadian Arctic. In the mid-1990s it picked up speed, from around 15 kilometres per year to around 55 kilometres per year. By 2001, it had entered the Arctic Ocean — where, in 2007, a team including Chulliat landed an aeroplane on the sea ice in an attempt to locate the pole.

In 2018, the pole crossed the International Date Line into the Eastern Hemisphere. It is currently making a beeline for Siberia.

The geometry of Earth’s magnetic field magnifies the model’s errors in places where the field is changing quickly, such as the North Pole. “The fact that the pole is going fast makes this region more prone to large errors,” says Chulliat.

To fix the World Magnetic Model, he and his colleagues fed it three years of recent data, which included the 2016 geomagnetic pulse. The new version should remain accurate, he says, until the next regularly scheduled update in 2020.

Core questions

In the meantime, scientists are working to understand why the magnetic field is changing so dramatically. Geomagnetic pulses, like the one that happened in 2016, might be traced back to ‘hydromagnetic’ waves arising from deep in the core1. And the fast motion of the north magnetic pole could be linked to a high-speed jet of liquid iron beneath Canada2.

The jet seems to be smearing out and weakening the magnetic field beneath Canada, Phil Livermore, a geomagnetist at the University of Leeds, UK, said at the American Geophysical Union meeting. And that means that Canada is essentially losing a magnetic tug-of-war with Siberia.

“The location of the north magnetic pole appears to be governed by two large-scale patches of magnetic field, one beneath Canada and one beneath Siberia,” Livermore says. “The Siberian patch is winning the competition.” Which means that the world’s geomagnetists will have a lot to keep them busy for the foreseeable future.

Original article by Nature Journal of Science

2020 China Massive COVID Outbreak.

Initially the virus started in 2019 but continued on into the spring of 2020. China was at that time the most infected nation with Italy coming in at second. The situation in Italy became very dire. Military troops called in, mandatory shut in orders, police on the streets enforcing curfews and total pandamonium. Then on March 26th 2020 the United States surpassed both Italy and China as the highest infection rate globally. People are now entering into the panic stage and we will discuss that more below. Martial law could be next here in the United States. If Martial Law is enacted there will be chaos here in America.


So Why Where We Not Preparing Before This?

I think the biggest reason we are not preparing is apathy. I have come to understand the basic problems we face when the topic of preparing or disasters or crisis arises. Apathy, fear and panic are our main problems but we would not have fear and panic if we would just overcome apathy. You see apathy is the lack of concern for a matter. When it comes to SHTF scenarios, apathy is a killer just as much as fear or panic is. Apathy is what causes all the rest of the chain to fall into place. If you are prepared, you will not be perplexed, in other words if you are prepared then you have no doubt about what you need to do. People progress through a series of stages when a crisis is met. I have outlined those stages below.


As we already mentioned this is the stage in which you do have have any worry or concern. Just as many have done with COVID19 and apathy led to the massive spread of the COVID19 virus.


This is the stage at which most people realize there is a problem. FOod is flying off shelves, there is rumor of hospital overload, stores and work places are closing down. People realize things are getting bad.


This is the stage that comes once everyone begins to realize things like food, gasoline and other basics are going to run dry. They begin to worry about their personal health, perhaps they will die. How will they make it? How will I get food?


This is the stage they realize full on that they are late in the game. They do not have any preps in place. Now this is the dangerous stage as most people start to look for ways to get things at all costs. You will become a target or perhaps a neighbor will become your target. Then when they begin to try at all costs to get those things, well the next stage comes into play..


This is the stage at which people begin to fight for survival by all means necessary they will obtain what they need even if it means killing for it.

Where Do We Go From Here?

The first thing we need to do is remove apathy. We need to begin to realize that there will be another crisis after this one. There will be disasters both natural and man made. We need to realize that we must have a plan in place just in case that happens. By removing apathy and having a plan we will eliminate everything beyond the realization stage. You see a true prepper, when he reaches the realization stage, he will put his plan into action. There will be no need for fear or panic. Even if we experience fear, we will have our skills and preps that will lead us away from panic. 

If we do not have panic then we will not be perplexed and as I said before if we are not perplexed then we will know exactly what to do. I simply do not understand why so many at this point have not begun to prepare for a crisis after so many warnings. How many do we need in order to wake the people up. How many must die in order to get this point across? Will COVID19 be the final crisis that will awaken the prepper within you?

We need to start thinking like our ancestors did. Stop looking at this from a particular point of what is going to happen. We need to totally strip away the notion of having everyday luxuries and modern items. We need to imagine going back in time 10,000 years and ask ourselves what do I need to make it? Forget fancy fire starters or ammo stocking, forget MRE stocks and food storage. Ask ourselves what did they do? How can I catch food and store it like they did. What plants do I need to know about, what can I use for medicines? We are approaching this from the wrong angle. Our plans will fail us if we do not change our way of thinking. 

This whole survival industry needs to be totally reworked and we need to begin teaching the skills our ancestors used. This is the plan we have here at STS and Hemming Outdoors. GEt back to our basics, the roots of our ancestors and begin teaching the world the new way of survival planning. If we don’t begin now then it will be too late when we really do reach the point of disaster. If you feel the same way, we would love to hear from you and keep you on our list of survival minded people. Register for our newsletter as we begin turning the wheels on this plan to help as many as we can to find our way back to the path our ancestors once walked.