Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

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Memorial Day
After our country's bloodiest war, Decorations Day was started by the Grand Army of the Republic as an occasion to remember and decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. During World War I, the holiday grew to include remembering the war dead, from that conflict. The holiday has grown to include remembering all of military members dying during service to these United States from the revolution to current times, such as ...

Mikayla Bragg

Randy Lewis Johnson, Jr.

Elizabeth Kealy

John M. Dawson

and, ... Many Others

Wikipedia - United States Military Casualties of War 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

U.S. Army Ordnance Manual

I'm Traveling
Please accept my apologizes for not having anything for you, for today.

I am traveling, earning some overtime at work, and ...

There may or may not be something here by Monday.

So, ... Come on back, y'all.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wednesday: 20 May 2015, Part Four

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

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SPC Tyler Kingsbury
Depending on how old you are (and your budget), you may want to consider using older military gear to carry your gear.

Needless to say, like all equipment, it's a good idea to read the manual, first, before using it ; - )

Georgia - All Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment

For younger folks (and those with a bigger budget), you may want to investigate using MOLLE gear for your kit.

Camping Survival Gear Reviews - Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment: Care and Use Manual

'New' Stuff
It seems, the military has decided that the MOLLE vest might be a poor idea, so they have changed back to a similar system like the ALICE gear.

Oh well, ... But, the newest system will still use the MOLLE attachment process.

Max Velocity - MVT Battlebelt: Evolution

Folks lose focus and get wrapped up in 'Batman Belts' or so-called 'Battle Belts. Something that is usually very expensive and only needed after proper shelter, water, food, medical supplies, reliable transportation, communications, and ... just about everything else.

Wednesday: 20 May 2015, Part Three

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

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There is a Difference
Collecting coins and tokens are a fun and interesting hobby. It covers such diverse topics as art, metallurgy, history, manufacturing processes, and many other topics.

But, ... It isn't 'stacking silver'

Silver - Coin Collecting: Beginner's Guide

Fake Silver
Needless to say, profitable enterprises will be imitated, and some will be counterfeited.

Silver - Fake Silver Coins: 13 Ways to Spot Counterfeits

Getting Ripped Off
Of course, there is more than one method of protecting your wealth

Silver - How to Hide Silver & Gold Coins (Ideas)

Wednesday: 20 May 2015, Part Two

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Bill Jordan,
U.S. Border Patrol (ca 1965)
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This exchange is all over the interwed.

With that said, ... It is an interesting

"He turned around to Bill and asked, “Mr. Jordan, what battle rifle would you stash away?”
Bill took another sip of his vodka tonic and said, “I’d put away a Smith & Wesson Model 19 and a box of cartridges.” Bill being from Louisiana, it came out sounding like “Kat-i-ges.”

Our local gun expert realized that Bill was a little hard of hearing, so he said, “No, Mr. Jordan, I meant what kind of AR would you want to have hidden away.”

Bill smiled, finished the vodka tonic, and said, “Sonny, I heard you the first time. And my answer is a Smith & Wesson Model 19 and a box of cartridges. If serious trouble starts and you can shoot at all, you can get whatever kind of little machine gun you’d want to carry. You could even get a little Jeep to drive and maybe even a nice looking uniform to wear… if you can shoot!”

The Gun
Many years ago, police officers carried revolvers because they were simple, rugged, and easy to use. Plus, they were the 'best' firearm for the times.

Sheriff Jim Wilson - A Classic Sixgun