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  1. You Have to Know Where you are Going to get There

    That should be self evident, but how many people do you know who are like a dog chasing his tail? They keep going around in circles and can’t seem to get anything done. I’ll give you an example of what I mean. Let’s say that you suddenly come into a great deal of money and your expenses are no longer a problem. You decide to go on a long globe-hopping trip. You pack a small bag, you know, toothbrush and a few miscellaneous items, you don’t have to take much remember, money is no object so...
  2. 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...
  3. Civilization anyone?

    An Opinion. Much of what we know will be lost if a major shift happens in most societies. People get so enmeshed in trying to survive from day to day simply to get by. We go about working in the trades, in business and factories, and we forget our technology, simply stated, we take them for granted and much more which took hundreds if not thousands of years to develop. It gets set aside in our senses because it isn’t that important. We take it as a given. Of course, surviving is the most...
  4. "The Gift of Time"

    Something to think about. The last wishes of Alexander the Great........ On his deathbed, Alexander summoned his army generals and told them his three ultimate wishes: 1. The best doctors should carry his coffin ... 2. The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery .... 3. His hands should be let loose, so they hang outside the coffin for all to see! One of his generals who was surprised by these unusual requests...
  5. 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...
  6. enough- rules /the law and stopping mass shootings

    Stop the Killing - Let’s Get Smarter! The beginning is dry, however, it is important to have some idea of what is. Our first actual gun laws were state and local laws. Some of these were like NYC’s Sullivan Law. This was enacted to keep guns out of the hands of the political opposition by the Tammany Hall Gang. In 1927, the US Postal Service made it illegal to ship concealable firearms. In 1934, was the National Firearms Act of 1934-5 (It seems to be called the...
  7. A Worldwide Depression May Be Coming

    Could it really happen? Let's take a look at a few facts and see if that's possible. The world standard today is the dollar. I live close to Panama and they don’t use anything but the dollar. No matter where you go in the world, everybody accepts the dollar as payment for every sort of goods imaginable. You cannot do that with all currency, that is to say, travel worldwide, and spend another country’s currency in stores, and other places in a different country other than your own. Here in...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
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