Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff (Comments)

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

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Actions, Not Words
Folks I have been busy. The new position has regular hours, no overtime, so it allows me to be home every weekend. The only problem, now I'm not 'stuck' at home away from home (HAFH) writing for you and your family.

So, ...

Interdependence Day
Way back in July '17, Irish Dutch Uncle left a comment which I thought was very insightful and ... terrifying.

Insightfully, I thought Irish Dutch Uncle was right. We, these United States, are dependent on you, your family, your extended family, your friends, your acquaintances, your ..., so on a so forth, to be 'good' citizens; to question our elected representatives, so they are honest; to hold the news media accountable, so they accurately report local, national, and international event; to question the security forces, so they stay within the law; to report the criminals in your neighborhood, so the community is held to the law; to raise your children as 'good' citizens, so our country will continue to thrive; and ...

We, as a country, are dependent on you and your family to get prepared, for tough times, so our country can survive the tough times.

It's also terrifying to think that so many people have become dependent on us, our government, to keep them feed (food stamps), to keep them housed (section 8), to keep them well (medicaid), to keep them funded (disability insurance). Plus, this is also true for businesses.

Savage Rifles
A few months ago, June '17, Fteter wrote a short note on a rifle that he owns, the Savage Axis II XP. He said it comes in various calibers and is a "Phenomenal rifle for the price point."

At under $400, the Savage Axis II rifle sounds like a good deal; however, he advises, ...

"The synthetic stock is fine for .223. But in .308, the synthetic stock is likely to flex and compromise accuracy (hey, they had to cut corners somewhere to hit this price point). So add in another $100 for the hardwood stock option."

The Invisible Hand
I don't mind people writing comments as 'Anonymous' because people have various reasons for withholding their identity (Hey, I do it ; - ) especially when they leave some practical or personal experience, like this person.

So, ... Let's talk about this.

First, if your Mom and Dad showed up to live with you and your family, what would they bring with them? Where would it go?

Where would they go? You know, to sleep?

How about your children? With their children? And, ... Their Partner?


I have never been in a long-term event, like a famine, war (as a combatant or noncombatant), financial collapse/depression, or other 'Great' event, so I would like to get a professional opinion from a Dietitian.

So, ... Thanks for the idea.

Now all I need to do is find a Dietitian to ask some questions ; - )

Kill Them All
This comment, makes me feel bad. Not the actual comment, but how long it took me to write something about it : - (

First, ... I agree. I think all life is important, ... All Lives Matter!!!

Then, ... We get into the politics or what I like to call the Practical Applications.

So, we make abortion illegal.

When we (the government) do this, we are telling someone, they can't have a medical procedure. In a short time, the government might start telling certain people, like 'Old People' they can't have a pacemaker.

Second, what do we, as a country, do with a child that isn't wanted by its mother or father. Do we force the parents to care for the unwanted child?  What happens when an unwanted child is abused? Do we take the child and put them in a foster home?

How about orphanages? Do we have enough orphanages to house the thousands of children that are aborted, each year?

So, ... Like the Death Penalty, these issues have ramifications for our country, no matter what we decide to do.

To the folks that have taken their precious time to write a comment, ... Thank You.

To the folks, that have taken their time to read my words and the words of others, on getting prepared, ... Thank You.

To the folks that a making the effort, take the actions to get better prepared for the tough times ahead, I say ... Good Luck

1 comment:

fteter said...

A quick update on the Savage Axis II XP in .223. I'm no trained sniper...not even a trained sharpshooter for that matter. But I'm now grouping consistently at .75 inches at 100 yards. Well within 3 inches at 300 yards. All from bench rest.

And I had a run at shooting a friend's Savage Axis II XP in .308 with that hardwood stock. Essentially the same results. But that hardwood stock and the larger caliber really kicks...comparable to a 12 gauge shotgun. The recoil pad Savage puts on that stock just doesn't cut it. Maybe spend a few extra dollars for a limb saver recoil pad if you go this route.