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Yellowstone Volcano Eruption Threat High

This article was originally published in THE EPOCH TIMES

Threat of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption Increases to ‘High,’ Says USGS

BY JACK PHILLIPSOctober 25, 2018 Updated: October 25, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey said that it is classifying 18 volcanoes in the United States as having a “very high threat,” and it classified the Yellowstone volcano in Wyoming as “high.”

The USGS updated its volcano threat assessments list for the first time since 2006.

It said that “11 of the 18 volcanoes are located in Washington, Oregon, or California, where explosive and often snow- and ice-covered edifices can project hazards long distances to densely populated and highly developed areas.”

The danger list is topped by Kilauea in Hawaii, which has been erupting continuously in 2018.

Mount St. Helens as well as Mount Rainier in Washington, Alaska’s Redoubt Volcano, and California’s Mount Shasta are also the top five, the USGS said.

Alaska’s Mount Okmok, Akutan Island, and Mount Spurr also saw higher threat scores than in 2006, the USGS said.

The USGS has threat assessment levels of very low, low, moderate, high, and very high.

“Five of the 18 very high threat volcanoes are in Alaska near important population centers, economic infrastructure, or below busy air traffic corridors. The remaining two very high threat volcanoes are on the Island of Hawaii, where densely populated and highly developed areas now exist on the flanks of highly active volcanoes,” the agency said.

It added: “The high- and moderate-threat categories are dominated by Alaskan volcanoes. In these categories, the generally more active and more explosive volcanoes in Alaska can have a substantial effect on national and international aviation, and large eruptions from any of the moderate- to very-high-threat volcanoes could cause regional or national-scale disasters”

Threat scores rose for Oregon’s Newberry Volcano as well as Wyoming’s Yellowstone. The Yellowstone caldera is listed as “high” by the USGS.

There are 161 active volcanoes in the U.S.

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Homesteading and Prepping

Homesteading and prepping

Differences Homesteading and Prepping

Not all preppers are homesteaders but I do believe that all homesteaders are preppers. It just seems that homesteading and prepping go together. Preppers plan and stock supplies for a possible future crisis. Homesteaders prepare every day because it is their lifestyle to do just that.

Prepping in the city and suburbs

We have friends who live in the city who have about 30 days of food and water stored. A couple of firearms and ammunition and some other things they call themselves preppers. Now only one of them has ever hunted none have gardens. We also have a friend who lives in the suburbs has stored food and water. Firearms and ammunition can hunt and fish, raises chickens, rabbits and has a garden plot in his backyard.

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Off Grid Homesteading

Then there’s us we live off grid on our homestead we grow the majority of our food. We preserve it by canning fruits and vegetables, we also dry and pack it in an airtight jar. We raise chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys for eggs and meat. Duck eggs are great for baking. We also raise goats, sheep, for milk and meat we have a milk cow. We raise one or two beef steers and pigs to butcher each year. Plus there is usually a deer or elk to put up each year. We have a smokehouse for smoking some of the meat like ham and bacon, sausage and fish.

We can always count on our neighbors when needed and they can count on us.

So not all preppers are homesteaders but all homesteaders are preppers we work each and every day to survive.

We probably won’t even notice if we’re hit with an EMP because our power is solar, we heat with wood. All of our appliances are propane and we have a propane generator for backup when needed.

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