Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday: 14 November 2018

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Some Results of the Nuns Wildfire (ca 2018)
photograph by
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Sacramento District

First, I would like to thank everyone sharing my thoughts on social media. I appreciate the confidence, from you and your family, that the various blurbs and articles present a well rounded approach to surviving these uncertain times.

Next, I appreciate the thoughts and prayers as we go through the tough times together. The financial problems facing our countries, the natural disasters plaguing our homes, the future political uncertainty of our government, and all the other challenges we face as an individual, a family, a community, and a country.

Third, I have been writing at this blog for over ten years, so it's getting time to do a complete redo of the site. This means certain items will disappear, just like every year, while others will be modified to better suit the current state of my family.

Lastly, ... Hang around.

There's the possibility you and your family will talk about these time for decades.

If, ...

You and your family survive the tough times ahead.

The picture is in color, not black and white.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Volume Four: Number Forty-Six

Armistice Day
Frank Boggs

With the recent nationally publicized shootings in California, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Texas, Florida, and ... friends and family are advocating for certain restrictions on our rights. They are suggesting, as you know, the same things as the anti-gun anti-freedom party, such as banning so-called assault rifles, magazine restrictions, enacting Red Flag laws, and many others.

Of course, ...

Their views are going about as well as wearing a Sherman button to a Georgian picnic. Ha, ha, ha!

Needless to say, ... This has gotten me to thinking about our relationships and trust.

Take our government, do you trust the elected and unelected officials in our government?

If you don't, like me, then you view gun control as the beginning steps of enslaving our citizens. The same views as our country's founders.

Additionally, ...

That's something I've also noticed. Folks that advocate for limiting our rights don't understand history. They have failed to understand how limiting ownership and carrying of arms emboldens tyrants.

Tyrants within their ranks.

Doom and Gloom





Mud Pot










Things You Might Want to Think About

No, ... It's not that we have become numb to the shootings.

We have become numb to the calls for us to give up our rights.

Ha, ha, ha. Who cares?

The dude still acted like an ass when the lady reached for the microphone

Be Careful
Yes, ... It will get worse.

Just in case, ...

Electoral College
Folks, the founders were thoughtful people. They set up our government to prevent the popular thoughts of our day; socialism, government supported welfare for corporations and individuals, gun-control, and much more; from destroying our country.

But, ...

The Democrats and some Republicans want to eliminate those guarantees.

Remember, ... It's all about how many calories you can grow!

The Future
It's here.

Well, ...

Almost here.

Blah, blah, blah

Oooh, ...

No one else was armed!

Kittens and Puppies
Gross! Horrible! Insane! Loathsome!

Unlike our air and land forces, the U.S. Navy goes to war every time they leave port.

So, ...

It is good news to me that our Navy is again learning, there are two types of navies.

Mental Health
I love classic media.

They take a powerful message and turn it into a plea for socialized medicine

Yes, ... He sucked as President

You and your family live in the lush green forests of your state

Are you prepared for a wildfire? Really prepared?

Preparedness, Part Two
You're planning to evacuate, through the mountains.

Are you prepared for a winter storm? Really Prepared?

I did a quick search.

Not one mention of the right of the people to bear arms

Still no privacy

All you need is an imagination

I am at a loss for words.

Except, ...

Where were her parents?

Just another word for ... Crooks


"But what it proves is that gun grabbers will use any tragedy to advance their agenda, regardless of the actual facts on the ground."

"This isn’t rocket science."

"If House Republicans had done more to change Washington and deliver on their campaign promises, they would still be in the majority."

"Many doubt she means it."

"They weren’t driven by a collector’s desire to hoard guns and accessories, but by raw fear."

"People love dead Jews. Living Jews, not so much."

What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 11/9/18

Ace of Spades - Gun Thread: Well I Suppose ...

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump, November 9th, 2018

Defense One: The D Brief, 8 November 2018

Defense One - Radio: Episode 28

Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds n' Sods, 303 

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 552

The Z Blog: November Grab Bag

That's Just the Way it Was: Taos, New Mexico (ca 1936)

Taos Pueblo with the Rio de Taos in foreground

 The pueblo at Taos with the Rio de Taos in the foreground

Old Spanish mission church

View of the pueblo of Taos

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff, on a Saturday (Networking)

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

Feldschmiede auf dem Kunsthandwerkermarkt
in Dillingen/Saar (ca 2006)
photograph by

It is said, if I remember correctly, during the early history of our country there were twenty-two rebel groups in the Boston area. Some people were members of one, two, or three of these groups, but one men was a full member or an associate of at least one member in all of those groups.

With that said, ...

In yesterday's blurb, we covered some of the organizations and folks that are potential sources to develop networks, so you and your family can survive the tough times ahead.

But, ...

What about you? Are you a good source to network with?

What is your profession? Is it highly skilled? Something no one else can do or wants to do?

What is your education, formal and informal? Do you know how to make something? Use a computer program?

What are your hobbies? Woodworker? Metal Smith? Musician? Artisan? Distiller?

What equipment do your and your family own? Bulldozer? Tractor?

Other Organizations
Needless to say, ...

I forgot some specific organizations, yesterday

Fraternities and Sororities
My brother, Spartan, went to college. During college, he pledged and was accepted into a fraternity. During this time, he bonded with many different young men that went on to do different things, doctors, lawyers, military officers, dentists, engineers, and many other professions.

They still meet every year.

While he was in college, some of his 'brothers' wanted to raise money for a new to repair the house.

Well, ...

These guys want to immediately send out a fund raising plea.

My brother told them to wait and first send out several news letters, so the older members would form a connection.

The local political parties are a source of potential networks.

To be in fact, ...

Most political parties are about developing connections, so coalitions can be developed to achieve common goals.

Osiołki pluszowe (ca 2009)
photograph by

Once again, ... I apologize about being late with a blurb

Oh, well.

Wikipedia - Project Appleseed
Wikipedia - Paul Revere

Defense Intelligence Agency - 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Paul Revere

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff (Networking)

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

University of the Fraser Valley
School of Business networking breakfast (ca 2015)
University of the Fraser Valley

During tough times, you and your family may be scrabbling to get the things you need to survive, such as appropriate shelter, water, food, protection, and ....

So, ....

Who do you turn to for help?

 Ron Thomas from FEMA
sets up the Incident Response Vehicle (IRV)
for communications out of southern Texas,
following hurricane Dolly (ca 2008)
photograph by
Barry Bahler

For certain events, the local, state, and federal government are going to be there for you, albeit in a few minutes, hours, or days.

Needless to say, ...

The government will have access to money for shelter, think Section 8, food, can you say food stamps, and other services, like healthcare for you and your family.

Marines assigned to Combat Cargo
Sailors assigned to the Wild Cards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23
load humanitarian assistance and disaster relief supplies
onto an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter
aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). (ca 2010)
photograph by
Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class
Ian Campbell

During some disasters, the State's Governor will activate the National Guard to assist victims. They may provide shelter, water, food, and protection.

These services are usually groupings of tents for shelter, bottled water or large water tanks for ... water, Meals-Ready-to-Eat for food, and confiscation of firearms and knives with roving patrols for protection in the tent cities.

Belgian Red Cross Volunteers (ca 2005)
photograph by
Georges Jansoone

Nongovernmental Oganizations
Yeap, one of the evil, vile NGOs ran by Mr. George Soros, Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Melinda Gates, or one of the Kock brothers may come to your assistance during an event.

Not really ; - )

More likely it will be the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, a regional religious organization, or another established group that will provide the basics of survival for you and your family.

A sailor setting the broken leg of another sailor
after an accident on deck (ca 1897)
Halftoneh by
F. Brangwyn

That's right, your place of employment may have programs that you can access during a crisis. These might be their Employee Assistance Program (EAP), sick time donations from other workers, taking advanced vacation time, health insurance, borrowing from your 401K, and many, many others.

Ooooh, ...

Don't forget, your coworkers might be able to individually help you and your family by having a unique skill, like welding, sewing, cooking, and ... prayers.

Friends from the "Wild Side Story"
Rena Del Rio, Logan Carter, Peaches Del Monte
and Tony Del Valle  (ca 1974)
photograph by
Lars Jacob Prod

Before I begin, I don't want you to take this the wrong way.

But, ...

What can your friends do for you?

How about your extended family?

I apologize for being late. I was tramatized by the recent election ; - )

With that said, ...

How many days has it been since Ms. Hillary Rodham-Clinton was elected President of these United States?

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday: 7 November 2018, Part Three

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

A British Soldier from C Company, 1st Battalion,
The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division
photograph by
PFC John F. Freund

Here in these United States, the M-16 Rifle or M-4 Carbine are the standard military weapon, so you and your family should know how to operate one, just in case.

Well, ...

What happens if you live in another country?

Say Uncle - Gun Porn

We, you and your family can learn from history, like this ...

Shooting Illustrated - Fightin' Iron: General Robert Barrow's Type 14 Nambu

Before I begin, I need for you to understand something.

Some really nice people hate you because you believe you should be able to own, carry, and use firearms for your family's protection.

Yes, they are willing to kill hundred of thousands of people to further their aims.

With that said, ...

Don't confuse fantasy for reality. Our government starts shooting a bunch of people, especailly armed people. They will probably shoot back.

I would because that's why I own a firearm

Gunfree Zone - A Peace Loving Liberal seeks Genocide.