Monday, July 16, 2018

Volume Four: Number Twenty-Nine


A Summer Girl
Robert Lewis Reid
(UNK)

Protests
Cops stop dude.

Dude becomes defensive, pulls away, shirt comes up, revealing a pistol.

Dude runs from cops.

Cops draw gun.

Dude tries to pull a gun on the cops.

Cops shoot the dude.

Dude dies.

Protesters come out to protest.

Cops show bodycam footage.

Protesters feel stupid?


Doom and Gloom

3rd World

$247,000,000,000,000

Aeroplanes

Big City

Espionage

Farming

Hate Groups

PR Stunt

Shortages

Squirrel

USA


Things You Might Want to Think About


$660,000
Yeap, ... Facebook gave your data to a third party, for a slight fee.

Censorship
If you can't trust your government, who can you trust.

Another government?

Civil War
Just in case, you are wondering what a civil war might look like, here in these United States.

Emergency Evacuation Kit+
Another reason to have emergency supplies in your vehicle.

Hair
There are two militarizes. There is the inclusive, caring military then there is the military of warriors and enforcers of our nations policies.

You know what?

It doesn't matter to the second one, whether you have a ponytail or not.

Leftist
Yes, they just called Ms. Dianne Feinstein, a "far-right Democrat"

Oooh, ...

Mr. Kevin De León is a Nazi (National Socialist) He wants renewable energy, comprehensive immigration reform, a $15 minimum wage and Medicare for all.

Public Disturbance
Fake News?

Maybe?

Or, ...

Another reason to invade the Middle East and take all the oil and free the people from Islam.


Nigger
I guess Pizza Hut will be seeing its sales drop.

Missing
The New York Times fails to indicate the woman was ... Black.

Saviors
I would never had thought; I would be thanking former President Obama for his service to our country for exposing the the country's march to Solcialism.

Terrorism
Interesting idea.

The only problem?

The terrorists are fighting a country that doesn't give a shit about them, just Israeli citizens and her visitors.

Time
I wear a watch, a Seiko 5 Sports, with a day and date window with a metal band.

You know why?

EMP, CME, Hackers, Space War, and ...

To tell the time

Why?
I'll tell you why.

They truly want to protect their students from the predators walking our streets.

Unlike the leftist-liberals.

Winning
Wow, I wonder what it would be like during tough times


Overheard

"There’s a difference between exercising and simply sweating."

"Too bad, because department stores are among the most agreeable places to mingle, meet friends, linger on a rainy day — and eat. Many have fine restaurants like Macy’s marvelous Italian trattoria Stella. They offer public toilets that don’t require nuclear code-like protocols to use."

This is a crisis!

"The next debt blowup will be the end of Mr. Trump’s improbable credibility. It may also be the beginning of serious difficulty in being able to get many of the goods of daily life, because the producers of things will be very unsure of getting paid on delivery of just about anything. A freeze up of short-term lending would quickly lead to empty WalMart shelves and “no gas” signs at the filling  stations. That’s when collapse finally goes kinetic, and becomes something more than just bad feelings and inane ideas."



What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 7/13/18

Ace of Sapdes HQ: Weekend Gun Thread

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump, July 13, 2018

Defense One: The D Brief, 13 July 2018


Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds n' Sods, 208 

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 537

The Z Blog: The Blumpf Report Card


That's Just the Way it Was: , Montana (ca 19??)






Friday, July 13, 2018

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff


Dear Preppers and Survivalists,



The Pot of Gold
Wow, all the problems of the world have seemed to disappear.

The economy is adding jobs, the stock market is moving higher, government regulation is being reduced, food is on the grocery store shelves, firearms and ammunition have become plentiful and inexpensive, North Korea is no longer rattling the saber of war, Hillary Rodham-Clinton is in New York, not Washington D.C., and it's getting better.

President Trump nominated another Justice for the Supreme Court, Democrats, and some Republicans, are divulging their actual beliefs, these United States is poised to be the world's leader in oil production, and ...

The list is unless!!!


Voices in Your Head
Do you hear them?

Democrats are going to sweep the Republicans out of office, President Trump is going to be impeached, there is going to be a mass uprising of woke people, Military-style assault weapons are being banned in states around the nation, and many more shouts of triumph.

Do you also hear the voices that tell you, everything is O.K., the country is stable and prepared for any event, President Trump is winning, turning the country around, onto the right track, and so much more?


Everyone Else
A lot of people are with you. They have stopped prepping, with some people selling their stuff or giving it to charity.Some have, gasp!, even started watching television, again.


Warning
China, Russia, Iran, and many other countries are still trying to undermine the country's power. Many groups of people are still trying to subvert the nation's laws. North Korea, Pakistan, and (possibly) South Africa have a nuclear weapon.

In other words, ...

If you're reading this, you know the true state of affairs, ... Nothing has changed.


With That Said
I haven't completed a big preparedness project in a many months, as you can tell from my weekly Friday posts, but I have been doing smaller project, such as ...


Dan Forrester Project
In the book "Lucifer's Hammer" by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, a minor character, Dr. Dan Forrester is introduced placing informational books, wrapped in plastic bags, into an abandoned septic tank, just after the event.

Later on, Dr. Dan Forrester's reasoning is revealed. He is trying to save some of the world's knowledge and to possibly barter this knowledge for the things to keep him alive.

I thought it was a good idea, so I have started my own Dan Forrester project, just a little bit sooner though.

For my project, I use mylar bags and oxygen absorbers.One, two, or three books are placed in the mylar bag, an oxygen absorber is added into the bag, then I seal the bag with a clothes iron set on low-high.

Now, it's a little bit more complicated then that because I want to be able to stack the package of books on top of each other, so I suck the air out of the bag. I do this by almost sealing the bag, such the air out, then seal the bag the rest of the way.

No, I don't have pictures

Lastly, I place a heavy-duty plastic bag, one of those contractor bags, in a 55-gallon metal drum then load it full of packages of books.

Of course, it didn't go the way I planned (I thought I could place three stacks, side by side, but I could only get two stacks side by side.

So, I stacked them flat, side by side, until I could place three or four packages of books, upright, in the empty spaces. This allowed me to almost fill the metal barrel.

Now, I used mylar bags because plastic bags will allow water vapor to pass through the bag. Also, the plastic bags are relatively delicate, compared to a thick mylar bag.

I also used a metal drum to prevent vermin from chewing through the barrel and destroying the books.


Home Improvement 
Recently, I installed four energy efficient windows. These windows will help Katniss and I lower our electrical usage to heat and cool our home. It will also allow us to stay comfortable, during an event, with just our wood stove (to be installed next year, maybe)


Visitors
My brother, Jumper, and his wife visited my family for a few days, three or four weeks ago, so I had to clean up the guest room. This gave me an opportunity to really look at the items we would need to have people over during an event.

Also, ...

My brother wanted to go shooting, so I had the chance to talk to him and his wife about standardizing weapons. We agreed (he is former military) on the AR-15 rifle and the Glock 19 pistol for protection.


Food
Another subject, that my brother and I have been talking about for years, is having enough long-term food storage. Unlike the firearm (I told you he was in the military), he discounts the need to have enough food to feed yourself and the family for at least one year.

However, ... He has started sending me money, so he won't feel too guilty, showing up empty handed, during a longer term event.

To prevent his family from starving, if the show up, I have been buying from Emergency Essential (mainly vegetables) and the Latter-day Saints Bishop's storehouse (beans and rice).


The Beta Site
Of course, we live in one of those areas that could see massive disruptions from certain events, so I have decided to seek a more permanent solution to our potential housing problem, by buying a house.


That's it. A lot of little stuff that when added together means my family and I are alittle more prepared for the tough times ahead.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wednesday: 11 July 2018, Part Two


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,



Oldies
In a few short months, Getting Started in Emergency Preparedness will be ten years old,

In honor of this event, ...

I have collected, every Wednesday for the next year, a few blurbs from various places, such as ...


Safely Gathered In
Hannah and Abbie with Brittany, Aleasha, Sarah, and Tiffany provided wonderful advice and suggestions about gathering, storing and using food storage for you and your family. The six women also provided great, delicious recipes based on their food storage that their families eat at family meal times.

Link:
Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Oatmeal Wheat Bread from the Test Kitchen
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/07/food-storage-friday-oatmeal-wheat-bread.html

Safely Gathered In -Saturday Roundup: Beans and Raspberry Edition
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/07/saturday-roundup-beans-and-raspberry.html

Wednesday: 11 July 2018


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,



Polytetrafluoroethylene
Better known as Gor-Tex.

Needless to say, it's the cat's meow, especially if you're trying to stay dry.

Link:
YouTube: The Outdoor Gear Review - Full Gore-Tex Protection on the Cheap
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4XUIW7BLGI


Washing
Like any gear, you need to take care of your gear.

Link:
YouTube: Arc'teryx - GORE-TEX Wash Tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4N6ZuKTZ_c

Monday, July 9, 2018

Volume Four: Number Twenty-Eight


The Cliffs At Etretat
Claude Monet
(1885)


Climate Change
Before I begin, ... Climate is what we expect, and weather is what we get.

So, ...

Folks, our planet's climate is changing. Whether we, as humans, are responsible or not, doesn't make a difference because the climate will change with or without us.

But, ...

What we do about it, is up to you and your family.

Now, don't think I'm talking about curbing so-called green house gases or switching energy production to so-called renewables. I'm not because those are big money-making scams or just another way for certain folks to try and control this country.

What I'm talking about, ...

Is whether you and your family decide to move, now, from the coastline to avoid hurricanes, southern California to avoid droughts, or Canada to get away from increased snowfall.

Whether you and your family will have enough long-term food storage or money because wheat can't be grown, in these United States, for three out of five years.

And, ...

Many other disruptions that we can't even imagine.


Doom and Gloom

Ambush

Assassinations

Boats

Chemical Weapons

Democrats

Heatwave

Illegals

Medicaid 

Riots

Reviews

Thunderstorm

Trains

Wildfire

Zoos


Things You Might Want to Think About

Abortion
I'm all for prohibiting abortions.

But, ...

What do we do with all the unwanted babies? Force their mothers to care for them?

What happens when your wife, Aunt, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, or step-daughter is raped? Do we force them to carry the child then force you to care for the child, until they turn 18?

Oooh, ...

If the government gets to prohibit this medical procedure, can we prohibit Hillary Rodham-Clinton from receiving heart surgery? How about George Walker Bush?

Crisis
Folks, ... Don't forget.

It's about Control

Exemptions
Don't be fooled.

First, they will come for the 30-round magazine, except for the police officers' magazines

Next, they will come for the AR-15s, except for the police officers' patrol carbine

Then, they will come for the 10-round magazines, except for the police officers' magazines

Next, they will come for the semi-automatic firearms, except for the police officer's pistols

Then, they will come for the bolt-action rifles, single shot handguns, cowboy revolvers, antique firearms, except for the police officers' firearms.

Finally, they will confiscate the police officers' 100, 30, 20, 10, and 7-round magazines, the patrol carbines, the pistols and revolvers, the sniper rifles, Saturday Night Specials, and all the other means of protection because you, the police officer, will be considered a danger to their plans.

Don't believe me, look at Nazi Germany, Khmer Rouge Cambodia, Soviet Russia, (former) Great Britain, and ... Communist China

Lastly, ... Please forgive me Pastor Martin Niemöller

Help
As we enter a new phase of conflict with China, Russia, Iran, and other countries, our country will still need to support other countries in their efforts to remain free from authoritarian countries.

But, ...

We may not have the ability, so we will have to be smart about those efforts.

Homework
Unbelievable.

Hunting
Our country has a chance to protect many of the great animals of Africa. We can help train the Park Rangers to protect the animals, enforce international law, visit these places, and ... purchase the legally harvested elephant tusks, Rhino horns, and other products

Illegals
Let this be a lesson, ...

If you cut-off one route, illegals will find another route.

Katniss
My wife is on the FaceBook, and she is starting to get angry.

Why?

Folks are lying to us.

Mexico
It is said, these United States is the only First World country with a Third World neighbor.

In other words, ...

We are going to have to deal with a 'Failed Stated' on our southern border, in the near future.

Privacy
Yes, they are lying to you and your family.

Security
Yeap, ... They can't protect you and your family either.

Shield
Cool, ... Flying Aircraft Carriers

O.K. Not really.

Stand Your Ground
Folks, I want you to ask yourself a question, "What happens when you defend yourself and your family?"

If you answered, "I might go to prison." you and your friends need to get to work.

Rescuers
Sometimes, the rescuers die, too.

U.B.I.
No One! ... Except for a few politicians.

Useful Idiots
Before I begin, ... I would like to apologize to Professor Paul Minda for calling him and those like him "Useful Idiots."

With that said, ...

Professor Minda makes many mistakes in his analysis of our culture, here in these United States.

First, as citizens, we have the unrestricted right to own, posses, carry, use, and ... (any other verb) firearms. It's in the Bill of Rights.

Second, people are trying to take our rights, just ask Hillary Rodham-Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Michael Bloomberg, and many others. They did it with the National Firearms Act (1934), The Gun Control Act (1968), The Firearms Owner's Protection Act (1986), The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (1993), The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (1994). That's just at the federal level, too.

Third, these United States sent hundreds, thousands, maybe millions of firearms to defend England, against Nazi invasion, in 1940 (I know, I know, ... It has nothing to do with any of the Professor's arguments, but I wanted to remind him, these United States citizens sent firearms to a country that had disarmed itself with common sense firearm's laws)

Lastly, ... Molon labe


Overheard

"I swear, within the next year, the cops are going to shoot some homeless junkie while he is actively raping and strangling a woman (probably in a San Francisco BART station) and the SJW mob will somehow claim the shooting was racist."

"That’s right, resisting gun control is a foundational principle of this nation."

"Please take us back, at least until the Orange Obscenity and his Nazi associates are removed. We need a refresher course in Democracy."

"We know the endgame."

"... By holiday time in early winter, much will clarified about the actual direction of the country. By then, the “Walk Away” movement may even include the obdurate shills at CNN and The New York Times, and the Intellectual-Yet-Idiots on the college campuses. And the Golden Golem of Greatness will lie upended in the swamp that he just didn’t try hard enough to drain."

"On a happy note: Today is Nacho Day 606. It is 606 days that Hillary is nacho President!!!"


What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 7/4/18

Ace of Spades: Weekend Gun Thread, 7/8/18

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump, July 6, 2018

Defense One: The D Brief, 3 July, 2018

Shall Not Be Questioned: Thursday News Dump, May 24, 2018

Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds n' Sods, 229 

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 536

The Z Blog: Identity Politics


That's Just the Way it Was: Washington, North Carolina (ca 1938)


A police officer enters the police station.






A police officer stands outside the local station. 




Police department motorcycle