Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday: 17 September 2014, Part Four

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Department of the Interior,
National Park Service,
Scotts Bluffs National Monument

Some Folks
In certain parts of the world, owning a modern firearm is prohibited, or their partner objects : - (

Well, ...

You can always become a cowboy or cowgirl reenactor and obtain lever-action carbines and black powder revolvers.

All Outdoors - Upgrading Marlin 336 Lever Action: More Precise Shooting Options

Oleg Volk Blog - Aim well. Placement counts.

Other Folks
Might want to take some advice from ...

Oleg Volk Blog - “The original owner didn’t need it anymore…”

Oleg Volk Blog -Maquisard

Just So You Know:
During certain events, military weapons will be available through theft of government stores, barter with deserting soldiers, removal from dead combatants, or being armed by a foreign government.

Either way, make sure to stock up on ammo or get lots of it from your new friends.

Plus, ...

Depending on the situation, you might not want to get caught with a military-grade weapon.

So, ...

Plan accordingly.

Once you purchase a handgun, you're going to need a holster. One type of holster is the 'kangaroo' holster. My understanding, it's used for deep cover carry, similar to 'secret' agents.

Or, ...

By folks that don't want to look like they are carrying.

All Outdoors - Kangaroo Carry Holsters

Lastly, ...
Usually this label 'Guns' usually concentrates on firearms.

Well, ...

As WeaponsMan reminds us, you and your family, ...

"The most important weapon is the human mind."

WeaponsMan - “A Weapon is Where you Find It” — the Legal Angle

Wednesday: 17 September 2014, Part Three

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,


The 'Hood
I have probably linked to one of these articles in the past.

But, ...

I think, this is something important for you and your partner to think about.

The Prepper - Thinking About your Neighborhood from a Tactical Perspective

The Prepper - Coordinating your Neighborhood Intelligence and Response Plan

Wednesday: 17 September 2014, Part Two

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,


Where You Are
During a disaster, you and your family aren't going to be at your multi-million dollar retreat. You're going to be at your home in the city, suburbs, or ...

US Crow - How Preppers Can Survive in The City

Solar Water Heating
As you and your family plan for an event, you will start discussing power systems. A system that you and your family can throw a lot of money at to provide the same level of service your family currently enjoys.

That's a mistake, several mistakes

The first, in an alternative energy system, you and your family shouldn't use gasoline or diesel to power a generator to run a heater, for heating your home. You use a woodstove.

Second, you and your family don't need to take a 5, 10, or 20 minute shower, with hot water, to get clean. Your family takes a cat bath.

In other words, your family reduces their expectations and use appropriate and sustainable technology.

Common Sense Homesteading - Solar Water Heating Basics

Last Minute Prepper - How to Setup Alternative Self-Reliance Power Sources

Wednesday: 17 September 2014

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

CBS Television

Don't Be Fooled
I have read such classic as Ayn Rand's Atlas ShruggedRobert Heinlein's Foundation, and Eric Blair, known by his pen name as George Orwell, 1984. I have also read Suzanne Marie Collins' Hunger Games, Veronica Roth's Divergent, Edan Lepucki's California ...

But, ...

One thing, I always remember. These books aren't real life.

io9 - 10 Lessons From Real-Life Revolutions That Fictional Dystopias Ignore

Monday, September 15, 2014

Weekly Dose of Doom and Gloom

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Hypnotica Studios Infinite

Fast, Very Fast
Another argument for being prepared, before the event.

Of course, it was only a test.

But, ...

What happens if it's real?

io9 - This Is How Ridiculously Fast Viruses Can Spread In The Workplace

New York Times - Back to the Slums of His Youth, to Defuse the Ebola Time Bomb

Rumours of War
All I have to say.

It sure looks like it.

Oooh, ...

 Some folks are heading to the caliphate to fight.

BlackListed News - "World War III May Have Already Begun", Pope Francis Warns

France 24 - France says 930 citizens or residents involved ‘in jihad’

Too Many White Guys
It seems these United States Army is worried that there are too many white guys leading combat units.

Washington Times - Army is worried too many white men lead combat units

I was in the military for a couple of years, as an Infantryman.

Let me tell you.

Black guys avoid the combat arms. Not because they can't do it, but because they're looking to get ahead. Rightly so.

'Cause, ...

If I had to do it over again. I would have gotten a 'skill' like water treatment, medical, or some other, instead of how to kill people. 'Cause 'trigger pullers' aren't needed, ... yet ; - )

Enough could'a, should'a, would'a
Let's get away from the 'big' events and to the more personal level.

First up, ...
Some folks have gone on strike because they're making "fast-food-like wages"

Oooh, ...

It's not just the line monkeys.

Yahoo: Finance - Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

France 24 - Air France strike: Half of flights to be scrapped Monday

If you have never gone on strike, it can be big trouble for the family and the community.

For the family, incomes are reduced (Strike wages suck).

For the community, workers aren't buying new trucks or cars, going to the movies, buying less expensive food, and ...

Generally pinching those pennies which leads to layoffs in other areas of the areas economy.

Plus, ...

Depending on the company, those jobs may be shipped down to Mexico or across the ocean to China, Malaysia, or ...

To never come back, ever.

Second, ...
It seems an interstate (a marvel of the nation) has been washed out.

Los Angeles Times - In Nevada, washed-out interstate is truckers' nightmare