Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday: 28 February 2018, Part Two

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

photograph by
Alpes de Haute Provence

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.

Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Curried Lentils and Rice

Food Storage Made Easy
Jodi and Julie have a wonderful blog with lots of information. They have many tips, tricks, and recipes, for you and your family to use before, during, and after an event.

Food Storage Made Easy - Shelf Stable Recipes: Apricot Oatmeal Bars

Monday, February 26, 2018

Volume Four: Number Nine

Irren-Anstalt Band-Hain
Adolf Wölfli

Dear Children
Or should I say young-adults becasue all that you have been through these last few days, being lied to, being used, and ... being shot at.

First, as you have seen, adults have been lying to you and your friends for a very long time. They have lied to you about the safety of your schools. Yes, as you have seen, gun free zones don't work. Another lie that you have been told is violence is wrong. But when the police came to rescue you, they used guns and violence to save you and your friends.

Second, that's right, you and your friends are being used to steal our freedoms. If you think, the people listening to you will stop with so-called assault rifles, you are mistaken. They will take our pistols, bolt-action rifles, revolvers, and ... until they take our lives. Yes, just like Nazi Germany, the soviet union, and elewhere.

Lastly, like police officers and soldiers, you and your friends should be able to carry firearms to protect yourselves because school shooting won't stop, ... Until there are weapons, like the AR-15, in schools.

Doom and Gloom



Boko Haram







South Africa




Things You Might Want to Think About

5 Seconds
That's how long it could take to save a life.

Bump Stocks
They suck, make noise out of good ammunition, are useless, and  ...

Protected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

So, ...

Contact your elected representatives.

Yeap, ... I completely and totally believe them.

The Petro and Petro Oro will be worth ... nothing, in a few short months.

Well, ... Avis will be getting my business.

Come on folks. People are getting pissed off.

So, ...

At least ask permission, before doing something like this. 

Usually, the so-called far-right is really a populist, nationalist, and socialist group.

Ooops, ... I was wrong

Gentlemen, there are other guys that will sexually take advantage of you, rape you, and ... All those other things that happen to women.

He Said, She Said
What a dumb ass.

We have a choice. We can have police officers or soldiers on our streets. If we choose soldiers, they will charge into our schools when they are under attack. Plus, they will shoot first and ask questions, later.

If we choose police officers, we won't know what they will do because their job is to enforce the law, not die in a hail of bullets.

In other words, this is another example of our government's failure to protect our children with armed parents in our schools.

LeBron James
Yea, he is full of himself.

But, ...

He is a citizen of these United States. He has the right and the duty to speak up in the face of oppression

I have nothing to say.

Not a win.

Let me get this straight. The gentleman started working for the city, around 1968, sixty years ago. At the same time, he contributes extra cash to his pension.

Next, ...

The city reformed its pension program to eliminate that type of pension, forty-five years ago.

Yeap, ...

Fake News, almost.

'Cause, ...

Government pensions, federal, state, and local, are going to be a burden. A burden that might not get paid, in the near future

I get what you're saying,

But, ...

As citizens of these United States, we have rights. One of these rights is to keep and bear Arms.

So, ...

No Background check, No license, No insurance, No permit, No eye test, No inspections, No training, No mental health checks, No character references, No safe storage, No special taxes, No ...

Yeah, they're Irish, but they deserve the same protection as everyone else.

So, ...

Lets play the substitution games by replacing Irish with Asian, Black, Mexican, or White then see how you feel.

It's cool, hip, and helps you ... die.

Congratulations to all the athletes.


"For the people who rule over us, right and wrong only exist in the context of their own ambitions."

"If your nation hasn't been targeted for intervention and campaigns of hard and soft powerinfluence, we apologize for the oversight. We'll get to destabilizing your political orderand economy just as soon as the queue of pressing interventions clears a bit."

"They were shocked to learn their tickets were one-way."

Obviously this has broad civic consequence if you have a citizenry that doesn’t know where to turn to get truthful information,” Wasserman said. “Your information flows are being contaminated in ways that are very difficult to discern and very difficult to disentangle.

Read more here:

"...delegates favored Feinstein’s progressive rival, ..."

"In Bath Township, Michigan, 44 people, mostly children, lost their lives when a man by the name of Andrew Kehoe blew up the town’s school. This attack is often disregarded by history as it paints a different narrative outside of the normal problem, reaction, solution of grabbing guns. As a result, it has largely been erased from the narrative."

"Our own Deep State has rapidly become an entity as sinister as the old Soviet Nomenklatura."

"Today we confront a new type of conflict: the war of narrative."

What Others Wrote

Ace of Spades HQ: The Morning Report, 2/23/18

Defense One: The D Brief, 23 February, 2018

Shall Not Be Questioned: Weekly Gun News, Edition 60

Survival Blog: Odds 'n Sods, Feb 25, 2018

The Survivalist Blog: Prepper News and Notes, 2/22/18

Yer Ol' Woodpile Report: Index 517

The Z Man: The Long Play Episode

That's Just the Way it Was: Shelley, Idaho (ca 1942)

FSA (Farm Security Administration) mobile camp. Japanese farm workers are now living at the camp

Japanese farm workers who live at the camp

Japanese who live at the camp have a laundry room

 Japanese children who live with their parents at the camp

Dishing up rice for supper in the cooperative mess of the Japanese living at the camp

Japanese-Americans hoeing sugar beets on farm

Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff (Emergency Evacuation Kit)

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

photograph by
Jacob W. Frank, National Park Service

Military Gear
It's rugged, expensive, and looks cool. The only problem, ...

PEO Soldier

It's military gear.

Civilian Gear
It's rugged, expensive, and it looks cool. The only problem, ...

Two Backpacks from the '60s or '70s (ca 2018)

It's not subdued ; - )

Inexpensive Gear
I was at one of our local charity stores when I saw two backpacks with four frames. The cost, ... $12.

Needless to say, they had some issues.

First, out of the four frames, one was bent. You can barely see it in the picture, but the one on the left is out of square and the top is bent inward. Plus, it didn't have any shoulder straps.

Two Backpack Frames
one bent (left) one straight (ca 2018)

The second issue, the backpacks has some issues. The red one had a broken zipper, ...

Gerry Lightweight Camping Equipment
backpack from the '60s or '70s (ca 2018)

While the stripped one was in O.K. shape, but a little moldy

Gerry Lightweight Camping Equipment
backpack from the '60s or '70s (ca 2018)

Now, all of the frames had stiff shoulder straps.

Gerry Lightweight Camping Equipment
backpacks from the '60s or '70s (ca 2018)

So, ...

All four frames and two backpacks were still useful, with a little tender loving, cleaning, bending, washing, and scrounging.

The red backpack zipper could be easily fixed, with a little work. The striped backpack hand washed  with warm soapy water then air-dried.

A backpack could be found for the frame with straps, while the frame with nothing would be the hardest to deal with.

I searched e-bay to determine their value. A similar backpack, from Gerry (the red one) was going for $100. I couldn't find anything for the striped backpack, while the frames were valued at around $25, each.

History wise, I found out the backpacks were probably made in the '60s or'70s, by Gerry. The frames were probably from the same time period.

The Project
Needless to say, I bought all the stuff for a project, not to sell, so two frames, both backpacks, and the shoulder straps went back to another charity store.

More, ... Later