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  1. Remembering what it used to be like

    I’m old enough to remember the Civil Rights activists, the white lines painted on the floors in the buses, the “Whites Only” signs everywhere in the south. There was change of course, and it came at a price of murders, beatings, arsons, civil discord, riots, and much more too lengthy to describe here fully. It taught me a lesson I only read about prior to this era happening and the time frame where I lived. This is that message; read it loud and clear; The only civil change that will happen...
  2. 10 Reasons to Consider Purchasing Baking Soda

    Who knew a cheap box of a white powder-like substance could make so much difference in your life? Whether or not TEOTWAWKI is knocking upon your door, there are a multitude of reasons to stock baking soda in your home and BOB. It is definitely not just for cooking anymore, although it serves that purpose well. When you explore the possible uses for baking soda and combine those uses with its cost effectiveness and the ability to store it indefinitely prior to opening, it makes good sense to...
  3. Tornado Survival Precautions

    Tornadoes are starting to appear in the southern states and if you are a resident of a tornado prone area, it is time to think about shelter/survival plans if you have not already done so. Even though spring is largely regarded as tornado season, tornadoes do not strike exclusively in that particular season, so in truth year-round preparedness plans should be in place. What is tornado season for you will depend on your location, as some areas are prone to tornadoes earlier or later in the...
  4. Is America Heading Toward Another Civil War?

    A strong idea at best, but is it so far-fetched to think Americans will not take up arms against its fellow neighbors and citizens? Or, is it possible that Americans who are being corralled in an ever growing bureaucratic quagmire as an out of control government strips their rights away from them we were led by a man who won’t allow anyone to see his birth certificate or examine his school records, will they not stop and say, “Enough is enough?” When is enough really enough? But wait, the...
  5. Equal Justice Under the Law

    Until our laws are equally applied to ALL people, regardless of their station in life, our country will never be safe from lawlessness. If you do the crime, it is long pastime you get indicted, criminally charged, and are required as we all are to hire an attorney, and suffer the process all the way to the end. If you are found guilty of treason, when it is all done and over with, you should be legally hanged by your neck until you are dead. Consequences are what make the laws work for...
  6. 30 Categories Needed for Food Storage

    This is my list for food storage items we should have in our permanent short, intermediate and long term storage. It is not a question of what will be sold out first because we hope to have these essentials when we need it and not have to buy after a catastrophe.... 1. Water, water source, water treatment supplies such as plain bleach and filters. 2. Grains, wheat berries with grain mill, corn, oatmeal, flour, grits, rice,and other grains. 3. Pasta's such as macaroni, spaghetti, egg...
  7. Holy Cow: How NOT to Bring Home Cattle

    Everything you read from me will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth " at least the way I perceive it. Nothing in these articles will be theoretical. If we havent actually done it, there wont be a post about it. Dont misunderstand; I have lots of ideas about what Id like to do: raise rabbits, get some mason bees, and dig-in the greenhouse by a couple of feet, just to name a few. But unlike theories and ideas, when you actually start doing things, they dont always turn...
  8. Chicken Hunting

    Several days ago I got home from running an errand and was greeted by five of my six hens, but no rooster. Its fairly normal for the group to be missing a hen or two who have gone back to the coop to lay an egg, but the rooster is never absent. Furthermore, I didnt hear him crowing. Hes always crowing. I walked past the barn, through the gardens and up to my moms chicken coop. Perhaps he was visiting her girls, though I was fairly certain her rooster would never allow it. Sure enough, he...
  9. Waste Not, Want Not: The Egg Basket

    It's very important to have the right tool for the job. How many times do we struggle with something until we stop and go get the right tool? Gathering eggs is no different. More than once I've broken an egg in the pocket of my jacket while climbing back through the fence. What's worse than the sadness of loosing a tasty farm-fresh egg, is the mess of cleaning egg out of your jacket pockets. I started using a cheap, plastic lunch-meat container to gather eggs. It's the same one that is now...
  10. To Kill A Woodpecker

    I killed a woodpecker recently. I don't know if it's illegal and I refuse to look it up because there may be more. If there are, I'll have to kill them too. It's not that I mind the noise, and although I don't like the holes in my silver-leaf maple tree, I killed him purely in defense. Not self-defense, but defense of the Mason Bees. They'll arrive soon and I don't want any woodpeckers eating them before they emerge. Therefore, I'm on a mission to rid my yard of woodpeckers before the bees...
  11. Ominivore or Vegetarian?

    I am one of those people who has wasted my time canning beef, chicken, pork, venison, and meat stews, and soups. I have readmany comments on survival sites about how canning meats are a waste of time.They say that people can hunt for their meat or live a vegetarian lifestyle. Isay both are non-sustainable. I believe the animals that are considered meatsources will be hunted to near extinction and vegetarian lifestyle will not begiving you enough calories to do the hard work you will need to...
  12. Just get started! Take the first step!

    This article is for the newbies to Prepping for survival. I do not want to overwhelm you with everything at one time. Let's get organized and think logically. Don't go to the warehouse store and buy 500 lbs of rice and beans and nothing else because you run out of money. Let's start with looking at what your family likes to eat the most. Can you think about the regular meals you make every month or every other week? I will use my family as an example. We have 3 in our household and we have...
  13. Getting Food Supplies

    Let's explore how to feed our family on a tight budget for several reasons but foremost so we can have money to buy food for our family preparedness. I decided to write an article on the topic of thrift, stretching your food budget and also learning to cook the things we will have to be eating after an economic collapse or a disaster of any kind happens. When we buy a larger quantity than we need for the week then we can spread it over another week or two for a meal here and there. I will...
  14. Can I Solar Cook in the Winter, and Should I?

    ...Can I and should I Solar Cook in the winter? When the weather is hot outside many people will try to avoid having to turn on the oven or stove to do any cooking in order to keep the heat down in the house. When its cold outside most people do not think about cooking their food over a fire or on a grill out in the back yard, since they would prefer the extra heat in the house. In an emergency situation though many will not have the luxury of choosing where, when or how they cook, they...
  15. Weapons are Tools

    Almost everyone has seen the TV commercials that show a wonder tool that can fit every nut and bolt, every screw, and allow you to fix every broken part on you car, and still fit in your pocket. As most handymen know, there is no such practical tool. Weapons are tools. Each performs a specific task very well, and other task not so well. In a survival situation there are a couple tools that make life much easier. First is the human body, and the knowledge and wisdom it contains. This tool...
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