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Panic Buying Grips America Ahead Of World War III: “Never Seen It At These Levels… We Can Barely Keep Up” Says Leading Preparedness Distributor

Friday, August 11, 2017 11:17
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prepper-store1(Manager Ben Orr At Detroit Army Surplus Store. Photo Cred: Sandra McNeill/WWJ Newsradio 95)

As is often the case, most people wait until the last minute to prepare for the worst.

As reported by CBS Detroit, one Army Surplus store owner reports that preparedness equipment is flying off the shelves:

“We’ve been very busy. Unusually busy, I’d say,” Orr told WWJ’s Sandra McNeill. “It’s definitely an increase, just in selling all the normal prepper stuff, end of the world stuff. A lot of water prep stuff, food, MREs — the military meals.”

And there’s been a substantial increase in the sale of a particular item they don’t sell much of — a so-called radiation antidote called potassium iodide.

“It actually stops your thyroid from absorbing any radiation. So, it fills your thyroid with iodine, which it normally does anyways,” said Orr.

Another popular request: gas masks. But most people looking for those will be out of luck.

“Gas masks are a big thing too, but we only sell them as novelty,” said Orr.

Ed Thomas, a spokesperson for, which distributes high-end protective equipment for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical emergencies, says that their web site has seen a 1200% spike in orders in the last week.

We’re barely keeping up with the inflow of orders and our staff is working double shifts just to get everything shipped. People are concerned with North Korea, World War III and what President Trump might do.

I’ve never seen it at these levels.

Everything… Anti radiation pills, gas masks, body suits and respiratory filters… people are trying to get their hands on these critical supplies in case this really happens.

Our biggest concern is that our manufacturers won’t be able to keep up with demand.

And it’s not just preparedness supplies. As Zero Hedge reports, bunker sales in California have skyrocket:

While a global nuclear confrontation is generally viewed as a bad thing, for Ron Hubbard, President of Atlas Survival Shelters in Los Angeles, it has resulted in an economic windfall.  Here’s more from The Sacramento Bee:

“It’s crazy, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Ron Hubbard, president of Atlas Survival Shelters, told Fox11. “It’s all over the country. I sold shelters today in North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, California.”

As we’ve reported previously, the situation has gotten so serious that the island nation of Guam, recently threatened for annihilation by North Korea, has issued a nuclear emergency guide warning residents to not look at the flash or fireball following a nuclear detonation.

President Trump announced Friday that the U.S. military is “locked and loaded,” ready to respond to North Korean aggression.

With panic buying taking hold, it’s only a matter of time before prices for items like gas masks anti-radiation pills go through the roof. Following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, panicked U.S. West coast residents pushed prices for a single package to $200 on auction sites. Under normal circumstances, a package of the FDA approved pills sells for about $15.

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  • Jeffery Pritchett


    Just trying to generate a buying frenzy out of thin air.

    “We can barely keep up!” As he’s photographed in front of fully stocked shelves.

  • patann

    -Beware Of Any Prediction of Guam, 2005, Apb, WW3 into Armageddon, Again Apostle Said, Beware! Good, they’re not running, at least they’re preparing, ( remember, I witnessed grim reapers bearing sword like syringes come upon all procrastinating along the American Exodus, All! See further here, Eze. 5,

    Prophecy Link

    -Seen to be seeing a Lion, (Prince of Babylon), a Leopard (Prince of Grecian), and a dog (demons), posed as family pets, targeting God’s anointed, the deadliest formation of living with and sleeping with the enemy on the map, no wonder Holy Spirits are warning His to come out, Apb…

    -I Witnessed The Heavens Crystallized Into Sizable, Targeting Missiles, When He Had Open The Sixth Seal,,

    -I saw this war coming, it was 1998, three nights of dreaming and an Asian invasion on Us soil and though the spiritual leaders my church thought me crazier than predicting a Hussein White house,1003, I couldn’t unsee nor undo what it was I saw. Said seizure upon US soil by an Asian invasion was oddly and the emphasis is on oddly reiterated 2016, so like twenty years later. It was when I woke one morning this look in the mirror and though all my facilities were all there, instead my face in the mirror.
    -This eerie thing that had me with intense investigation was as I shared, was that my face, was that of an Asian male, clearly this all of a suddenly, vulgar seizure and there was no undoing it. I know and now you know, what evil has come upon US soil, that all manners of the making of cataclysms have been staged God’s wine to target it’s blood guiltiness. This was the appearance of Christ’s Cross doing the rise of the death rider, 1996, that wasn’t a Kim but a type of Yellowstone eruption, possibly even the opening of the 6th seal, of Christ’s blood reconciliation made totally incapable by rebellious men refusal to repent! Beware, Apb, the RAM, may God bless your exodus, Amen!

    Prophecy Links

    -And I Heard in my hearing a cry in my ear, just as my eyes open, “Are You Readyyy, Ready For The Big Ride Babyyyy!, 07/31/2017 (It’s Nicholas cage character, Castor Troy, The Movie face Off, certainly this parody right now of what’s truly going on between Trump and Jong Un. Of america being warn on having a nuclear fate, whose Trump is a Truexit and Jong Un’s out break of Missiles tests, taunting relentlessly US soil.
    -Well, are you, ready that is? The Bride to be taken off planet, America and the West to be taken into Armageddon, beginning it’s own soil. The soaring into heaven funeral reef, denoting this unforeseen death and soul toll, attached to the handle bars of a paper route. No doubt those bar once greased over as to prevent China and Russia, bear both this date of November 4th. As so, the names of US leaders, this false getting of peace into Armageddon, meaning they’re the greatest enemy to mankind, ever, beware, be very aware!

  • truck driver

    Singapore Street noodles , open packet add water


    Sure. We have all seen the panic buying as we get the kids ready to go back to school. Yawn.

  • The Ferrett

    Theater, it’s all theater – none of all this lunatic fear mongering is true – NONE OF IT!

  • Hayduke

    I have been storing Blue Dream weed and Patron tequila for years now and believe me, I have quite a stash. Plus, I bet I can trade for pretrty much anything with my supply. Patron will be going for way more than gold. Prepping is FUN!!! :smile: :grin: :lol:

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