General Preparedness

This category covers all topics not belonging in other categories.

  • Geocaching: So, What did you learn?

    After being cooped up all winter, I decided I would venture out and go on a little excursion with the prepper mindset scenario of bugging home from work. The Plan: AKA, setting up the cache I thought I was being smart. I was doing my research. I mapped my routes meticulously. I checked on my 2 caches along the routes home, making certain I wasn't seen. If the need ever arose, by God, I was ready to make the trek home if I had to do so from work. I was thoroughly prepared I thought. I did a...
  • How do you think others see Americans?

    I don’t know if any of you know I used to go to archaeological digs in South and Central America as a hobby and as an author. Back in those days I would find myself away from the beaten path most tourist go to. As it turned out a few years ago, I was visiting Nicaragua. and while seated at a table in an outside restaurant having breakfast, I heard two young women talking about the states. I didn't say anything, I just listened. Granada is an amazing place. Most of the buildings are over...
  • 10 Tips for Spring Break Survival

    It is that time of year again: spring break. People everywhere are soon to be hitting the road in search of a vacation destination if they have not done so already. This can mean copious quantities of fun if you are able to kick back and relax during spring break at the location of your choice. It can also mean a lot of stress if things such as large numbers of people and mass quantities of alcohol being consumed happen to worry you. Spring break, for many people, is all about a good time....
  • Preparedness For Pets

    According to the 2013/2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, there are 83.3 million owned dogs in the United States and 95.6 million owned cats. That is 178.9 million animals that need shelter, food, and medicine. That number does not even include other varieties of animals, such as rodents, reptiles, birds, and livestock, all of which will have the same needs, some of them even more specialized. Responsible pet ownership is very important, and reaches far beyond feeding Fido and letting him...
  • 5 Reasons to Stock Salt

    As we grew up, our parents exposed us to tips and tricks to get us through different things we encountered. One such example in my case involved salt and mosquito bites. Since mosquitoes may as well have been the state bird where we lived, bites from them were a regular occurrence. Being a little kid, impulse control was not a skill I had yet developed, so I would scratch those bites until they bled and finally scabbed over. To stop this behavior, mom and dad called upon salt. At the first...
  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. We are destroying our culture and country by our vote

    I don’t consider myself anyone special or exceptional. I’m simply an old guy who has managed to get by in a world full of vipers, thieves and liars successfully. I am much like you in that I consider myself lucky, because, I managed to make it through the thick of it one more day. I’ve been lucky; I’ve been around the world a couple of times, largely without any serious mishaps. During those travels it has been my fortune to have met a lot of different people. Most of them were just like...
  3. The real world.

    This was sent to me by a friend recently. She is a bright young Medical Doctor today. It isn't meant to cast aspersions on anyone, it is simply a fact of life. I hope it is read and taken in that light. What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right! By Karin? January 17, 2018 Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was,...
  4. 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...
  5. "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...
  6. Reflections

    Not often these days do I reflect on what I am and how I got here, but I did today. I thought about the water that has flowed past the old bridge everyone talks about and I decided to reflect for a moment here living out the last of my life in a warm climate. First, as I looked into the eyes of the woman I have shared these past forty-seven years with. I realized what a wondrous gift God has allowed me to have being with her. I didn’t realize it so much at one time, but awhile ago I did...
  7. Our Nation is Broken

    Let me justify this statement by offering some glaring examples of where America stands today as viewed by other Americans in the world: Our schools are broken. They teach anti-American rhetoric to the young impressionable students by people who are embedded in a Marxist culture. The mindset where American values, cultures, and accomplishments are disparaged on a regular basis. Rather than teach how great America is for its wondrous and monumental accomplishments, many teachers chose as...
  8. 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...
  9. A Rose Speaks of Love

    A rose speaks of love silently in a language known only to the heart. When you give roses to her, the thought is eternal and the perfume is endless. She will know the gift is from the heart when it is roses. I sent my Nancy eleven roses when I first met her. She was a ballerina and was dancing with a New York Ballet Company, I was a Crop Duster Pilot, the competition was tough for her attention. My enclosed card read, "Regretfully I could not find a twelfth as beautiful as you, so I had to...
  10. Civil War is Coming to America

    At this late date it is inevitable. Because of a number of factors that are ongoing in the US President Trump will most likely be the last Republican President to be elected to office in the near future that is, until the next Civil War has run its course. Here is why: Illegal Immigration is one of the major catalysts that will end a free and legal election in America. The deck is being stacked right now to make sure the Democrats will win from now on. They will steal every election in the...
  11. 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...
  12. Are Americans Aware of the Damage Caused by Communism?

    I've noticed from many things younger people say these days, they don't understand history and they don't understand what has happened to America over the last forty years. This is a little long, but perhaps beneficial to those who don't understand what has happened in America before and after many of them were born. Perhaps if it is too long for some of you to read, for those that is the case, skip it. For those who want to know about what has changed and the detrimental effects that have...
  13. Are Race Riots on the Horizon?

    Part Two Remember this folks- When people get upset because there are no jobs, no food, no opportunities, no more gas for the cars, the TV’s get shut off along with the power because the country has gone bankrupt, and money is at a premium, there will be revolution. There will be race wars. It will be many different factions against many others. People will take out their frustrations on anyone or anything they believe is a root cause. The blame for the plight of those affected will be...
  14. Are Race Riots on the Horizon?

    (An observation and an opinion.) Part One If you haven’t been watching what has been happening in the black population over the last twenty years in the United States, I’m guessing you have been in hibernation somewhere. I think if anyone is discounting a race war in the US they are counting on a hope, rather than anything resembling fact. The majority of blacks subscribe to the Rev Wright propaganda, that it is them against us. Most white people understand that or, at the very least are...
  15. 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...
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