Jade Helm photo

Four two months this summer (July 15 – Sept 15, the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) will be conducting ‘’realistic’’ military training operations known as Jade Helm 15 in 7 of the South Western U.S. states. The following states that the operations will be ‘’exercised’’ in will be California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and last but not least Texas. Spokesmen for the military are stating that the operation is merely a ‘’standard’’ training exercise that is designed to prepare Special Forces troops for warfare overseas, so they say!


The participating branches in the operation include branches such as the Army Green Berets, Navy Seals, USMC Expeditionary Units, Army 82nd Airborne Division, and Inter Agency Partners. Over 1,200 troops will be participating in this so called ‘’exercise’’. Local Mayors and County Commissioners have been notified of the OP and already signed off on it.


States such as Utah, Texas, and some parts of southern California, have been deemed and designated as ‘’hostile’’ areas for the purpose of this ‘’exercise’’. In my opinion this is because these are the states that have strong independent views as well as being the states that strongly believe in the 2nd amendment. Which clearly states ‘’ A well-regulated militia being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to KEEP and BEAR ARMS, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED’’!


In this ‘’exercise’’ known as Jade Helm 15, special forces troops will be practicing all sorts of activities including… extractions, searches and seizures, urban camouflage and more. It has also been said that soldiers will also be attempting to operate undetected among civilian populations. Speculation is, is that these ‘’exercises’’ are not designed to prepare U.S. troops for overseas, but in all reality and actuality are designed to prepare U.S. troops for aggressive operations against none other than OUR very own citizens right here in America. Think about it… our Federal Government has targeted America already with all of their surveillance and spying. The NSA routinely collects all electronic communications, telephone transmissions and more, that is used none other than to outright invade your privacy and take away your very own constitutional rights. You could just consider our government nothing more than virtual spies, trying to find out the most intimate details of each and every one of our lives. The United States is currently known worldwide as the most spied on country in the history of the WORLD! Just think about that for a minute or two…


For the first time in the U.S. history we have NORTHCOM (Northern Command), a fully active military division assigned to the Unites States. Our Department of Homeland ‘’Security’’ have now even turned our very own state and local police departments into mini military units. They are armed with all different kinds of military grade weaponry and equipment. Some being the most sophisticated intelligence gathering equipment known to man.


The American government in other words, is basically going to treat American citizens as what they would call ‘’enemy combatants’’ (anyone who does not believe along the same lines as them). Martial Law is not in full effect yet, but make no mistake people, we are definitely on our way. It’s kind of like having a wedding rehearsal without the wedding. So, I ask of you today to please wake up and see what’s right in front of you. It’s time that we as the people of the Unites States of America acknowledge the truth because I hate to be the one to tell you, but this whole practicing ‘’extractions’’ idea is just a fancy way of saying KIDNAPPING. Just take a hard look around and you begin to see things in a different light, and a lot more clearly. The only reason you couldn’t see it before is just simply because you didn’t want to. Our rights as American’s are slowly being stripped away one by one. Our police officers are becoming militant while we provide the most powerful weapons to just about any third world resistance group (terrorist). There is so much to learn and be aware of. Yes, the truth is hard to swallow sometimes, but the truth is the truth and it must be acknowledged.



Four hundred square miles of a massive underground complex has been identified in the Ural Mountains.

The Russians have never stopped making preparations for nuclear war in which most Americans are oblivious to. Meanwhile, our US government just sits back and does NOTHING to prepare their very own citizens from such an attack. Our government assumption seems to be that a nuclear attack will ‘’probably’’ never happen, but in all reality they know it will, and that if it does happen it will probably be the end of civilization as we know it anyways. That’s how our government looks at a nuclear attack in the US. Truth be told though they are fully aware that it’s not a matter of ‘’if’’ it’s a matter of ‘’when’’. Sadly most Americans aren’t even interested in hearing the facts. They actually aren’t interested in this kind of stuff at all!

In today’s time 81% of Russians have a very negative opinion of the US. Our interference with the conflict in the Ukraine has made the Russians extremely angry. In which there are many people over there now that strongly believe a shooting war with the United States of America is inevitable. So you tell me as an American, shouldn’t we start preparing ourselves too, as well as all of our fellow Americans?… I think the answer to that question is YES we should, and we should start NOW while we still have time.


Its easy for so-called preppers to get complacent when martial law, wartime conditions, and full-fledge police state policies are expected but have not come to fruition. Nobody particularly desires a complete societal breakdown. But completely re-embracing that former Pollyanna lifestyle will leave you with your proverbial pants down when the SHTF.

It’s not a death knell to let your guard down a little. But there are some skills, activities, and exercises that need to stay sharp no matter your perception of the situation.

Hunting & Food Supply

It was March 1, 1942 when the U.S. government commenced the Food Rationing Program for all Americans. Gasoline shortages prevented trucks from delivering food to supermarkets, while most canned goods were shipped overseas for U.S. troops to consume during the war. Victory Gardens—people growing their own food—became both patriotic and necessary. Many pundits and political scientists believe World War III has already started based on the sheer number of conflicts around the globe. It’s more important than ever to ensure your food supply is adequate in the event of sudden shortages.

Disassemble, clean and oil all your hunting firearms after every trip to the gun range. Inaccuracy or complete failure due to fouling build-up is possible otherwise. Spend at least 30 minutes every week on target practice, whether at the range or on your own property. Bow hunters need to wax the string after every session. Replace the string entirely if there is excessive fraying or loose strands, especially around the servings.

It’s important to know what type of game is abundant in your locale and how much meat you can harvest. A hunter safety course in Virginia, for instance, educates participants about rabbits, deer and even bears as potential food game. Those west of the Mississippi could snag one buffalo and have enough meat to last a year. Next time you harvest a deer or other big animal, process and butcher it yourself. This skill will come in handy when processing businesses are no longer available.

Make sure to update your in-house food supply as well. Grab a few extra cans of tuna, chicken and other meats every time you go to the supermarket. Toss out and replace any sugar, flour or other basic ingredients that have been sitting around for years. Now is also a good time to get acquainted with and practice box gardening to grow your own fruits and vegetables.

Survival Fishing

There may come a time when you run out of traditional hooks and line for your fishing poles. That is when your improvisation skills can save you from starvation.

Paper clips, soda can tabs, nails and even a wishbone from certain birds can be sharpened and used for makeshift hooks. Dental floss or even a loose thread from an article of clothing can be the line. You can make lures out of earrings or some other shiny metal that fish will think are fluttering insects. When fishing in clear waters, use a bright-colored cloth for a lure.

Practice constructing all these makeshift items and go fishing with them. It may not be as enjoyable as an afternoon fishing with your high-end reel, but it could ultimately save your life down the road.

Bug Out Maintenance

When you’re ready to head for the hill, it’s essential your bug out vehicle is ready for the trip. Take it for a drive a least once every month and listen for any unusual noises or vibrations. All bug out vehicles should have at least two five gallon cans of gasoline in them, treated with a fuel stabilizer. The fuel tank should be full at all times, but make certain to drive it enough so the gas isn’t sitting in the tanks for more than six months. Test your extra battery’s voltage and charge as necessary.

Make sure that your final bug out location is off the grid and off the map so that others will be unable to locate you. A shelter is a must when it comes to survival, so be prepared and prep a custom bunker for you and your family.

Survivalists can live a fairly normal life and still be prepared for the worst as long they keep essential skills and equipment sharp (literally and figuratively). The saying goes “the revolution will not be televised.” The imminent SHTF scenario will not be announced either.

In this life and in this generation, we are steadily fighting a never ending constant battle. It’s in our nature as people to try and survive the best way we know how. We wake up faced with the fears of the world daily, as we are waged with so many different types of war. War is not technically a gun fight with other nations, war is something you are fighting to beat and control. Whether it be the fight against Ebola, ISIS, economic collapse, martial law, threats of nuclear war etc… must I go on?…. Regardless of what the fight may be, we need to be prepared. Thinking, and preparation is a gift from God, it is a blessing, and not just something you have. You have those blessings for a reason. God wants us to be prepared for the things we are seeing go on today in this cold and dark world, and the things that have not yet begun. He states in the bible to be wise and hide yourself, if not, you will suffer for it in proverbs 22:3. All throughout the bible there are passages that warn us to be prepared.

Here at Rising S we strongly believe in being prepared but also in helping people to be prepared. Our underground steel bunkers are manufactured with you and your family’s safety in mind. We take security, secrecy, safety, and satisfaction very serious. That is why we take great pride in what we do. Rising S Company is the largest, best bunker manufacturing company in the world. We didn’t get that title by luck of the draw we got it because our product and safety features speak for itself. Here is some important information about our bunkers that make them superior to other companies.
• Our bunkers can be buried at ANY depth.
• Coated with an exterior water proof coating ensuring the bunker will last for generations.
• We use Electromagnetic Cathodic technology to prevent rust.
• We only use the highest grade steel and materials on the market.
• Earthquake safe
• Built with space utilization and storage in mind.
• Will act as your first line of defense during a time of chaos
• Lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects.
• Can be built to withstand any caliber firearm.
• Wont crack, collapse, or mildew.
• Steel will expand and contract as the ground changes with temperature fluctuations.
That’s just to name a few.

So the question I need to ask you is, are you prepared? If so, how prepared are you and at what great links will you go to keep you and your loved ones safe? Times are only getting worse and I see no changing for the good anytime soon. I cannot stress to you enough how important it is to be prepared. Being underground is the safest way to go, you will be off the map and off the grid. No one will know where you are except you, your family, and us. We do not use any outside contractors, we manufacture, deliver and install.

Just remember in today’s ‘’wars’’ just as many civilians are killed if not more than soldiers, civil societies are torn apart and ripped in half, children are scarred for the rest of their lives, economies are completely doomed. The Ebola Virus has already killed 3,439 people and counting. No telling how many people ISIS has already killed. If a nuclear attack hit’s it can take out a whole entire city. Those are just some things to think about… Take the time to take action and prepare for the when and not what if.


Look at the headline and tell me if there is something in the question above that stands out to you? Yes there is. President Obama worries more about the threat of a nuclear device exploding in a major American city than foreign threats like Russia and North Korea.  Seem odd to you?  Well, it should.  I wonder if the ‘’government’’ has any intentions of sharing with it’s citizens any tips on surviving something their own intelligence points to as being the likeliest catastrophic event to occur right here on American soil.  The answer isn’t a simple, “no” or “yes”.  The government’s true objective is to maintain control and civil order. This means that if there were a catastrophic event coming and the public knowledge of this event would result in the collapse of civil obedience or public order; then the government isn’t likely to give you much fore warning.   However if you are informed and watch the behavior of the government;   it will tell you a lot about what they know.   The scary fact is that they are already predicting such an event to occur.

Very few people in Washington D.C. who work for the government have the slightest clue on what they would or should do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded in the heart of the city.  Many people tend to reflect back on movies in which this sort of event has occurred to dictate their own response to an event, right?  In movies, since radiation is BAD, the thing to do is to get away from it as quickly as possible.  These kind of movies depict things such as electronics being completely fried, which makes the response of the people chaotic, and hundred of thousands people die.

Interestingly enough, the government has actually done a substantial amount of work to figure out what exactly would happen if a suitcase nuke (which doesn’t really exist… but for the sake of this example say it actually did) exploded in a crowded urban area.  As it turns out there are quite a lot of things that we can do to increase your chances of surviving  an event like this.  Choices we make could very well make the difference between an imminent death, or a relatively happy and healthy life.  That’s assuming the bomb is a “one-off”.

In 2011, the Lawrence National Laboratory released a report  called “‘’National Capitol Region Key Response Planning Factors for the Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism” that spells all this out for you and I. Unfortunately, it hasn’t received the attention it deserves.    It makes for a worth while and knowledgeable reading experience, so we would advise you to check it out.  A little knowledge may make the difference between being a statistic or a survivor.



Did you know? :

1. The absolute WORST thing for someone to do in the aftermath is to get in their car and drive away.  Roads and exits routes will likely be useless once everyone  decides to leave at once.
2. Unless you’re within about a half a mile radius of ground zero and the shelter options or scarce, the BEST thing for someone to do is to find a stable location inside a sturdy structure. The majority of which will remain standing on the outside of that half a mile radius and stay there for 24 hrs.

In the case that you do survive and are close to ground zero, and a lot of people will survive such a horrific event, the best thing for you to do is:

A. Take immediate shelter, fallout will be falling like rain.
B. Wait an hour or until the fallout is minimal before moving locations,
C. Then you will need to walk about a half-dozen blocks laterally until you find large building to seek sustainable shelter.

3. The Electromagnetic pulse from a ground burst will NOT in fact knock out ALL types of communication.  EMP’s occur when the bomb is detonated in the atmosphere.  For events that occur at ground level; the majority of the damage is a result of the initial force of the explosion and the fallout to come after.

4. If you live in a single family home with thin walls – STAY THERE! Your chances of survival in the immediate aftermath of a blast and not getting cancer are much higher than if you seek shelter from large buildings and structures. Even if a large building is in close proximity to your home and you can make it there safely;  statistically your chances remain much higher for surviving the fallout in a small home than in large buildings.

5. Rescuers and first-response personnel should NOT put on radiation suits if there is no fallout falling from the sky.  Believe it or not –  it slows them down from doing their jobs quickly and more efficiently.  As long as the fallout has stopped falling, they’re best advised to return to their normal attire.

6. Although thousands of people will die from the blast alone, about 96% of the other potential casualties can be avoided if people understand the basics of what to do in the event that they are exposed to mass radiation.  In the event of a radiation emergency, the first thing to figure out is if you are contaminated. If you have radioactive materials on or inside your body, you’re contaminated. Contamination can quickly spread — you’ll shed external contaminants as you move about and release bodily fluids. The CDC recommends the following steps to limit contamination:

A. Get out of the immediate area quickly. (make smart decisions as discussed in STEP 1)
B. Remove your outer layer of clothing.
C. Place clothing in a plastic bag or away from others.
D. Wash all exposed parts of your body.
E. Internal contamination may call for medical attention.

7. Once again, I cannot express to you enough the WORST place to be in the immediate aftermath of a nuclear blast is in a car trying to escape the madness going on around you. It will only make your situation worse and put you in more imminent danger. The so called DFZ (Dangerous Fallout Zone) will extend out as much as 20 miles, but it’s likely to be extremely narrow. If not, that means the concentration of radioactive particles will be lower. The wind will be the key factor in the vector and location of the DFZ, and its size will shrink with every hour that passes.

8. Penetrating trauma’s from broken glass distributed from the explosion is likely to be the largest treatable type injuries caused from the blast.

Regretfully we are unaware of a forum by which the nations leaders or government officials could use to better educate people in major cities about nuclear explosions and topics of this nature with out alarming the general public.   Governments don’t want to alarm the public so don’t fool yourself into thinking there will be some sort of advanced warning (assuming the government had such advanced knowledge) when this sort of event takes place. There are many ways we could increase our chances of survival in such a terroristic scenario but it is our own personal responsibility to educate ourselves about the steps to take.  The threats are a reality and  So be prepared!



The good thing about prepping is that it’s less important why you do it. Rather, it’s more about how.Planning ahead is always wise, whether you’re expecting the End of Times, a zombie apocalypse, some degree of political turmoil, or just a big snowstorm heading your way that might knock out power for a few days.Whatever the case, it’s all about being ready for whatever comes your way, although some longtime experts say that can never quite be prepared enough. But hopefully, before the zombies come a’ knockin’, you have enough time to gain new knowledge, like maybe taking a prepping class at a local college, community center, or from your peers in prepping communities.

  • Health: If hospitals, insurance and drug stores aren’t available when things go bad, people will benefit from basic first aid skills, like knowledge on how to stop bleeding or how to reduce a fever. Your local firefighters may offer basic lifesaving classes, along with the American Red Cross, which offers classes in person or online. There are also special programs for instructors who can learn effective ways to teach others. Specific videos online, such as tutorials from The Prepper Journal cover everything from burn care to winter survival.
  • Firearms: Just about all the prepper literature out there recommends owning and using some sort of gun, which can be handy for property defense or food gathering. If you don’t yet know how to shoot, the Doomsday News blog suggests getting some pointers from a local expert or signing up for an NRA-certified program which can teach firearm safety, aiming, and how to handle, store and clean different guns. The blog recommends starting with a .22, which is easy to learn and practice with, followed by a shotgun.
  • Firearm repair: Related to proficiency with firearms is the knowledge of how to repair them, since a well-maintained gun could be critical to your family’s well-being. If you have these skills, it could also be helpful as an additional source of revenue and usefulness if you can repair other people’s firearms for them. There are a variety of accredited online programs, like the gunsmith career diploma from Penn Foster, that can share knowledge of the different types of assembly for typical guns.
  • Food: If you’re able to grow your own food or hunt your own game, you still need to do something with it, so skills like preserving game can be handy. A county extension program through a local college or meat shop will likely offer classes in basic butchering, dressing and preserving. If you’re interested in a garden, the Happy Preppers site recommends using heirloom/open-pollinating seeds, which don’t need to be planted from year to year. These can be ordered from seed catalogs or purchased from someone who is successfully growing the fruits or vegetables you’re interested in.
  • Workshops: The Internet is a good place to learn about online courses or local gatherings, since traditional media may charge a lot for advertising or may not portray preppers in a positive light. Groups like Doomsday News or The Approaching Day Peppers, for example, posts updates about organized activities to learn new techniques. Some are online only, such as the Survival Summit, which included a series of free online workshops one weekend in January. Other commercial endeavors may come to your community. Some fellow enthusiasts like gathering, even for something as organized as a Meetup. As of early February, there were 19,000 members in 184 groups nationwide that are interested in Prepper issues.



Author Info:

Ronnie Blythe
Prepper, survivalist, dog lover

This infographic explains the liberties that America has lost in recent years. American citizens continues to sit quietly while we loose our liberties. In recent years, we have lost so many liberties that most are not aware of. The following infographic list liberties that we have lost (and a few that are still in the works) within the last 15 years. America should not sit idle as our freedoms are being plucked away in the night. The average American is not aware that former president George W. Bush made it legal for the U.S. military to be deployed on our own soil to be used against us. The average Joe might also not know that a U.S. citizen can be deported to a place where they can torture us for information even if you are not a suspected terrorist. Its also fact that not only are most of our phone calls have been illegally wire tapped, but the NSA is using private contractors to spy  on your tweets and facebook post. President Obama made campaign promises that he would protect the privacy of innocent Americans, yet here we are today in a digital world where everything is recorded and monitored illegally by the NSA.  The following infographic contains factual information that is easily verifiable with a minimal amount of research. The statistics contained in this infographic are conducted from education institutions, and major polling agencies.

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How Americans lost their free speech – Obama signs anti free speech bill.

In March 2012 President Obama signed H.R. 347 into law. The H.R. 347 law is an update of an existing law that was originally passed in 1971. This law restricts the access to areas around people or events that have protection from the Secret Service. The law gives the Secret Service the right to expand a restricted area and make it illegal for you to enter that area even if you did it accidently. This law outlaws protesting near people (or places/events) who are “authorized” to be protected by the Secret Service. The H.R. 347 law makes it easier for the Secret Service to misuse existing laws to arrest and prosecute peaceful lawful protesters by lowering the requirement of intent.


First Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

The H.R. 347 is an obvious violation to our First Amendment based on premise it limits our freedom of speech, our right to assemble peaceably and our right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.




‘Oops!’ Doesn’t Count Anymore

The pre-existing law made it a federal offense to “willfully and knowingly” enter restricted buildings or grounds. The new law only specifies that the criminal must only “knowingly” enter a restricted space to be in violation of the law.

For example, a G-20 meeting is hosted in the United States and the Secret Service decides it wants a larger perimeter around the event.  If a citizen wonders into a restricted zone.  That person could be arrested, federally prosecuted and found guilty of violating this law. The penalty is up to 10 years if they are carrying a weapon, or 1 year if they are not – for merely walking into a restricted area without even knowing the area is illegal. The change to this law has made it easier for them to arrest and prosecute you.


How this Effects your Right to Protest

The H.R. 347 law has been used to shunt protesters at major political events into “free speech zones”. Am I the only one who thought the entire U.S. was a free speech zone? Police are allowed to use this law at their discretion when events such as the G8 Summit, governmental debates or any ”official event” .


Today, any occasion that is officially defined as a National Special Security Event (NSSE) calls for Secret Service protection. A NSSE event could include basketball championships, concerts, the Olympic games even though these events have nothing to do with government business.

The H.R. 347 law is written too vague and overly broad. It seems to be a trend that vague laws are specifically designed to create ‘wiggle room’ for Federal authorities to potentially abuse civil and human rights.  Any law that tries to take away our liberties should raise red flags across our country.







So many things today pose potential threats to our homes, our families and the lives we’ve built.  Severe weather pounds large areas of the United States with tornadoes, fires and flooding.  National crime rates continually climb as the economy teeters on the edge of collapse.  Conditions are ripe for catastrophe as we find ourselves reliant on a frail economy for survival.  You don’t need a vivid imagination to be able to foresee the potential wave of instability coming on the heels of any major event such as the one listed previously.  We’ve civil unrest occur in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.  We’ve seen first hand the devastation left from riots and social backlash in response to political instability, social controversy and civil unrest.   The mounting dangers are ever present and a constant threat to your family, home and ability to survive..

Although there have been many advancements in designing, engineering and building modern homes; the fact remains that much of the actual materials used in construction have remained the same.   Modern homes may be equipped with alarm systems, security surveillance cameras, motion sensors etc… but in spite of all of these upgrades, most homes are still highly vulnerable to high winds, fire and  flooding.  Additionally, the vast majority of houses in America are not “modern” and lack even the most basic security provisions.



It’s easy to see how any significant catastrophe will challenge the pseudo-security of the typical American home.  However the spin-off effects of any catastrophe will always result in civil unrest of some sort.  It’s the “kill or be killed” mentality that the average law-abiding people adopt when confronted with such a scenario.  We all need to feed our family and much of the population will do this at any cost.  It’s logical to predict that people will eventually take to the streets in search of supplies.  The average home made of wood, brick and glass will off little protection against a group of people that are intent on gaining entry.

According to the FBI statistics, one burglary occurs every 10 seconds.  In 2012 there were an estimated $8,975,438 property crimes.  This number is staggering when you consider that this was during a time where resources and provisions are plentiful. Basically the almost 9 million property crimes were committed by the “criminal” element of our society.  In catastrophic times even your average law abiding citizen will go to extremes to ensure survival.



Security is the number one thing a person should consider.  Any preparations made will be worthless if you can adequately protect your rations.  There are plenty of extravagant options that Rising S offers to assist in security….  from underground bunkers and shelters to above ground safe rooms – there are options for every scenario.  However, of all of the options available, one solution is both functional security and cost effective.  I am of course speaking of the above ground safe room from Rising S.   These are typically constructed from 1/4″ steel and rated to withstand winds in excess of 250mph and wind borne objects of 50,000lbs.   The unit is bolted to your concrete slab and it can be built to any dimension or installed behind false walls for confidentiality.   The safe room is resistant to fire, flood, and small arms fire.  Store anything of value inside the unit and in case of home invasion; the unit can protect at least four people depending on the unit’s size.