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As a prepper, it’s important to have foods in your stockpile that can give you a much-needed energy boost.

Doing this ensures that when you are dealing with an emergency, you can keep up your energy while managing different tasks around your homestead.(h/t How to boost your energy levels after SHTF

Eating fruits, vegetables, nuts and various grains can help reduce fatigue following an SHTF event.

The human body functions using what you feed it, and the best way to get the most energy from your food is to make sure that you’re eating a variety of nutritious foods.


In a study, scientists compared the effect ofbananasand carbohydrate sports drinks on cyclists who needed sustained energy for long rides.The results revealed that eating a banana offered just as much fuel to the cyclists as the sports drink.

The scientists reported thatbananas are full of fiber,potassium, vitamins and the perfect amount of carbohydrates that provide you with a much-needed boost of natural energy.

If you are preparing before SHTF, you can make the most of your storage space by purchasing freeze-dried organic bananas. They will also last longer in your stockpile compared to fresh bananas and other fruits.

Chia seeds

Chia seeds are a great source of prolonged energy because they contain carbs, healthy fats and filling dietary fiber.

Two tablespoons of chia contains about 11.9 grams (g) of carbs and 5.05 g of omega-3s, which can help support a healthy heart.

According to a 2022 study, athletes who consumed a sports gel with chia seeds experienced an enhanced ability to take in and use oxygen during physical activity, potentially improving their overall performance.

For your daily routine,sprinkling a few tablespoons of chia seeds to your morning smoothie or adding a scoop to your afternoon yogurt may provide an energy boost that may help keep fatigue at bay.

Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds can also help with fatigue and fight hunger. Incorporating a variety of nuts and seeds into your diet can provide you with healthy nutrients and energy.

Here are some nuts and seeds to stock up on before SHTF: Almonds Brazil nuts Cashews Hazelnuts Pecans Pumpkin seeds Sunflower seeds Walnuts

It’s best to eat nuts and seeds raw and unsalted.


Oats aren’t just for breakfast. A bowl of cooked oats is full of filling dietary fiber and a little protein.

Additionally, oats are good if you experience blood sugar spikes and drops with other processed breakfast cereals.Choose the plain versions of old-fashioned oats or steel-cut oats to avoid added sugar.

To ensure that your breakfast is healthy, add other nutritious ingredients likemilk, a little honey and a handful of your favorite mixed berries to boost your energy to get you through the day.

Seasonal fruits and vegetables

Unlike processed foods that may be stripped of nutrients for a longer shelf life, fresh foods usually contain higher nutrients.

Eating in-season fruits and vegetables means they ripened naturally. (Related: Avoid harmful chemicals like glyphosate in food by ALWAYS choosing ORGANIC.)

Whole grains and complex carbs

Like highly processed foods, refined carbohydrates like sugars and white flour add little nutrition.

Choosing whole-grain foods and complex carbohydrates ensures that your body gets the full benefits of the hull of the grain that adds beneficial fiber to your diet.

Here are some healthy whole grain foods for your stockpile: Brown Rice Buckwheat Bulgur wheat (cracked wheat) Millet Popcorn Spelt Quinoa Whole barley Whole grain rye Whole oats Whole wheat Where to get energy-boosting foods for your prepping needs

The Health Ranger Storeis here to ensure that you have access to the necessary supplies for your survival stockpile.

Thats why were proud to introduce a collection of emergency survival foods, such as nuts, freeze-dried fruit and fiber-rich whole grains.

Health Ranger Select Mini-Bucket Organic Almondshave a wholesome flavor and offer a wealth of nutrients that have earned almonds their title as a superfood. Our premium almonds contain no sugar, chemical flavoring, hydrogenated oils, or added sodium and are not treated with preservatives.

Health Ranger Select Mini-Bucket Organic Almonds are raw, unpasteurized and non-irradiated.

Stock up onHealth Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Diced Bananasfor a sweet snack that can also help boost your energy after SHTF. Loaded with potassium, vitamin C and various nutrients, our premium diced bananas allow you to savor the delicious flavor and nutritional benefits of fresh bananas all year round.

Sourced from premium banana plants grown by our trusted suppliers under strict organic standards, these diced bananas undergo a careful freeze-drying process that preserves the original taste, texture and nutrients of our premium bananas.

Health Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Diced Bananas are non-GMO, non-China, and certified Kosher and organic. They have also undergone meticulous lab testing for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbes.

If you need whole grains, tryHealth Ranger Select Organic Tri-color Quinoa Mega Bucket, which contains over four thousand grams of organic tri-color quinoa. This extension to shelf life provided by our Health Ranger Mega Buckets makes it ideal for food preparedness and survival situations.

Our organic Tri-color quinoa is carefully sourced from top growers in Peru. It is also vegan, non-GMO, non-China and certified organic and Kosher.

Visit Health Ranger Store and Brighteon Storeto browse a variety of clean food supplies for your survival stockpile. You can also go to for more suggestions on how to start building your food stockpile before disaster strikes.

Watch this clip about the amazing benefits of eating organic bananas.

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Papua New Guinea: More than 2,000 people buried alive in landslide – as ‘major destruction’ hampers rescue efforts




Papua New Guinea: More than 2,000 people buried alive in landslide - as 'major destruction' hampers rescue efforts

More than 2,000 people have been buried by a massive landslide in northern Papua New Guinea, the country’s disaster agency has said.

The landslide levelled the mountainous Kaokalam village in Enga Province – about 370 miles (600km) northwest of the capital Port Moresby.

It hit the Pacific nation at around 3am local time on Friday (6pm on Thursday UK time), and the United Nations had earlier said it estimated 670 people had been killed. Local officials had initially put the number of dead at 100 or more.

People search through a landslide in Yambali village. Pic: Kafuri Yaro/UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP
People search through a landslide in Yambali village. Pic: Kafuri Yaro/UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP

The Papua New Guinea national disaster centre said the landslide had buried more than 2,000 people.

“The landslide buried more than 2,000 people alive and caused major destruction to buildings, food gardens and caused major impact on the economic lifeline of the country,” an official from the national disaster centre said in a letter to the United Nations.

Earlier, Serhan Aktoprak, head of the United Nations’ International Organisation for Migration mission on the island nation, said the figure of 670 deaths was based on calculations by local officials that more than 150 homes had been buried. The previous estimate was 60 homes.

“They are estimating that more than 670 people [are] under the soil at the moment,” he said.

More than 4,000 people were likely impacted by the disaster, humanitarian group CARE Australia said earlier.

It said the area was “a place of refuge for those displaced by [nearby] conflicts”.

Pic: New Porgera Limited/Reuters
Pic: New Porgera Limited/Reuters

Pic: New Porgera Limited/Reuters
Pic: New Porgera Limited/Reuters

About six villages were affected by the landslide in the province’s Mulitaka region, according to Australia‘s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Three bodies were pulled from an area where 50 to 60 homes were destroyed. Six people, including a child, were pulled from the rubble alive, the UN’s Papua New Guinea office said.

But hopes of finding more survivors were diminishing.

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Villagers use heavy machinery to search through a landslide in Yambali in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The International Organization for Migration feared Sunday the death toll from a massive landslide is much worse than what authorities initially estimated. (Mohamud Omer/International Organization for Migration via AP)
Villagers use heavy machinery to search through the landslide. Pic: AP

Yambali was among the villages affected. Pic: Mohamud Omer/International Organisation for Migration via AP
Yambali was among the villages affected. Pic: Mohamud Omer/International Organisation for Migration via AP

The landslide left debris up to eight metres deep across 200 sq km (77 sq miles), cutting off road access, which was making relief efforts difficult. Helicopters were the only way to reach the area.

Survivors searched through tonnes of earth and rubble by hand looking for missing relatives while a first emergency convoy delivered food, water and other provisions on Saturday.

However, Mr Aktoprak added: “Hopes to take the people out alive from the rubble have diminished now.”

In February, at least 26 men were killed in Enga Province in an ambush amid tribal violence that prompted Prime Minister James Marape to give arrest powers to the country’s military.

Mr Marape has said disaster officials, the defence force and the department of works and highways were assisting with relief and recovery efforts.

View of the damage after a landslide in Maip Mulitaka, Enga province, Papua New Guinea May 24, 2024 in this obtained image. Emmanuel Eralia via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.?
A damaged house after the landslide. Pic: Reuters

People carry bags in the aftermath of a landslide in Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, May 24, 2024, in this still image obtained from a video. Andrew Ruing/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT
Locals carry their belongings away from the scene of the landslide. Pic: Reuters

Papua New Guinea, with a population of around 10 million, is a diverse, developing nation of mostly subsistence farmers with 800 languages. There are few roads outside the larger cities.

It is located on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean where much of the world’s earthquake and volcanic activity occurs.

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In March, the country was hit by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake.

The US and Australia are building closer defence ties with the strategically important nation, while China is also seeking closer security and economic ties.

US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said their governments stood ready to help respond to the landslide.

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Passengers and crew injured after turbulence on Qatar Airways flight to Dublin




Passengers and crew injured after turbulence on Qatar Airways flight to Dublin

Eight people have been taken to hospital due to turbulence on a flight to Dublin.

Dublin Airport said six passengers and six crew members on a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Dublin were hurt after experiencing turbulence over Turkey.

In a later statement, the airport said all passengers were assessed for injury before getting off the plane and eight were taken to hospital.

Graeme McQueen, a spokesman for DAA, the operator of Dublin Airport, told Sky News the aircraft was met by emergency services upon landing shortly before 1pm on Sunday.

The scene at Dublin Airport

Qatar Airways described the injuries sustained by passengers and crew as “minor”.

It said: “[They] are now receiving medical attention… The safety and security of our passengers and crew are our top priority.”

An internal investigation into what happened has now been launched.

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Earlier this week, in a separate incident, a British man died on a Singapore Airlines flight after extreme turbulence on a Heathrow-Singapore journey.

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Turbulence is defined as a sudden change in airflow and wind speed.

It can often be associated with storm clouds, which are usually well forecast and monitored, allowing planes to fly around them, Sky News weather producer Jo Robinson said.

Clear-air turbulence (CAT) is much more dangerous as there are no visual signs, such as clouds.

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This invisible vertical air movement usually occurs at and above 15,000ft and is mostly linked to the jet stream.

It is unclear what type of turbulence the Qatar Airways flight went through.

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Four girls stabbed at cinema in Massachusetts




Four girls stabbed at cinema in Massachusetts

Four girls aged between nine and 17 were stabbed in an “unprovoked” attack at a cinema in Massachusetts, US police have said.

A 21-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man were also found stabbed in a McDonald’s restaurant in an incident that may be connected, according to officers.

A man, whose identity has not been released, was taken into custody following a vehicle chase that ended in a crash in Sandwich, Cape Cod.

Police said a man came into the AMC Braintree 10 complex, south of Boston, at about 6pm local time on Saturday and entered one of the movie theatres without paying.

“Without saying anything and without any warning, he suddenly attacked the four young females,” the Braintree police department said in a statement.

“The attack appeared to be unprovoked. After the attack, the man ran out and left in a vehicle.”

The girls sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospitals in Boston for treatment.

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The suspect’s vehicle – what appeared to be a black SUV – and number plate was seen on camera, police said.

A vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle was later seen in Plymouth, about 27 miles south of Braintree.

Police said it had left a McDonald’s restaurant, where a 21-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man were found stabbed and both were taken to hospitals with injuries.

Police found the vehicle another 20 miles south, in Sandwich, and attempted to pull it over, but it didn’t stop and later crashed.

The driver was taken into custody shortly afterward and was being treated at a hospital.

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