Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - January 30th, 2019


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Communist Youth of Portugal
demonstration during the 40th anniversary
of the 25th April 1974, in Lisbon (ca 2014)
photograph by
Alvesgaspar

Introduction
There are many sources of information for you and your family to use in your quest to learn about prepping and its related skills. Some of them local, like the town's library or adult education local at the community college. Some may be regional, such as the county agriculture extension service office and a larger cities' art and history museums. On a national scale, information sources like a national library, national archives, or the nation's military is available to you and your family.

With the explosion of the internet, thirty years ago, other sources have opened up to you and your family. Sources such as blogs, videos, websites, and many others, and that is the reason for this Wednesday blurb, to provide new and old sources of information to you and your family from the internet.

So, ...

Let's get started.




source
DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Mental Preparations

Starting Out
New preppers are usually looking for a list of things to buy, so their family will survive the coming tough times.

Well, ...

There is no list.

Link:
Prepardeness Advice - The Crucial Four: Food, Water, Shelter, Fire.
https://preparednessadvice.com/survival/the-crucial-four-food-water-shelter-fire/


Emergency Evacuation Kit



Air



Shelter



Water




photograph by
True Grade, LLC

Food

Shortages
Yes, this is an oldie, buy just to remind you.

Every once in a while, ...

There are shortages in long-term food storage, ammunition, and other critical items.

Link:
Prepardness Advice  - Mountain House and #10 cans
https://preparednessadvice.com/food_storage/mountain-house-and-10-cands/


Recipes

Link:
Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Chicken Pesto Pasta
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/01/food-storage-friday-chicken-pesto-pasta.html

Safely Gathered In - How To...Make Pesto
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-tomake-pesto.html


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

Link:
Food Storage Made Easy - Shelf Stable Recipes: Chicken Tortellini Soup
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/01/15/shelf-stable-recipes-chicken-tortellini-soup/

Food Storage Made Easy - Food Storage To The Rescue!
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/01/13/food-storage-to-the-rescue/


Medical



Protection

Research
When you and your family are purchasing equipment, it is important to do some research, especially for the expensive items, in you preps.

Why?

Just read the comments.

Link:
Shooting Illustrated - Review: Century Arms RAS-47 Magpul
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2018/1/2/review-century-arms-ras-47-magpul/


$1,899
Folks, it's an AR-15

O.K. ... It's an AR-15 with a pink purple trigger.

For the same amount of money, you and your partner could purchase two (Yes, Two) rifles from Target Sports then use the other $500 to purchase ammo or spend $200 for better furniture from Brownell's then buy some ammo.

Link:
Shooting Illustrated - Review: LWRCI Diadem AR-15
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2018/1/1/review-lwrci-diadem-ar-15/

Target Sports - Bushmaster M4 A3 Patrolman's Carbine
https://www.targetsportsusa.com/bushmaster-m4-a3-xm15-556-nato-rifle-90289-p-54236.aspx


DI vs. Tappet
Google, YouTube, and ... Wikipedia

Oooh, yeah, ... The AR-15 uses direct impingement

Link:
Wikipedia - Direct Impingement
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_impingement

Wikipedia - Gas Operated Reloading
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas-operated_reloading


Vintage Juliette AM/FM 10-Transistor Radio,
Model T-210, Made in Japan (ca 2014)
photograph by
Joe Haupt


Communications
Repeat after me, ...

The internet is no longer free. It's going to cost you a fee, from now on.

Link:
LifeHacker - Make Sure to Download Your Flickr Photos This Weekend
https://lifehacker.com/make-sure-to-download-your-flickr-photos-this-weekend-1832073708

Transportation



Clothing



Information
American Survival Guide was the slickest, most informative mass-market publication, then the internet took off.

Needless to say, ...

Most print magazines can't compete with the internet.

Well, ...

Link:
Archive - American Survival Guide Vol. One
https://ia801603.us.archive.org/18/items/01.AmericanSurvivalGuideJanuary2016AvxHome.in/01.%20American%20Survival%20Guide%20-%20January%202016%20AvxHome.in.pdf


Financial
During most events, 'Cash is King'

In other words, ...

If you have cash, people will sell to you; shelter, food, and even your freedom.

Well, ...

Link:
The Modern Survivalist - Reply: How much cash for emergencies? Denominations?
http://www.themodernsurvivalist.com/archives/5772


Power Production
When you and your family are first starting out, you're not going to have this elaborate power setup, such as a 5KW photovoltaic system charging batteries with a backup diesel generator, for your home.

You're going to start with something simple, like a ...

Link:
The Modern Survivalist - Charger and Battery Setup for Preppers
http://www.themodernsurvivalist.com/archives/5775


Kit



Monday, January 28, 2019

Volume Five: Number Four


The Magpie
Claude Monet
(1868-69)


Right and Wrong
There is a right and wrong. No matter what other people say; some practices are wrong, take murder. It is against all that is good to wrongfully take a person's life, including an unborn child's. The same goes for rape, stealing, and other crimes that we can agree on.

And, ... Most of us still agree on that until we start saying, "But, ..."

Take illegal immigration and criminals. Ms. Hillary Rodham-Clinton, Ms. Nancy Pelosi, Ms. Priscilla Chan, Ms. Melinda Gates, and many other such as Amal Clooney believe fences, walls, and armed people patrolling these barriers work to keep villains, criminals, gang members, and other ne'er-do-well away from their precious families.

But, ...

They don't believe that for you and your family, and the same goes for firearms.

These women and many like them, correctly, believe having firearms on their property, in vehicles as they travel, on planes as they go from country to country, at church as they attend or visit them, eat and drink at posh restaurants and nightclubs is prudent protection for themselves and their families.

But, ...

They don't believe that for you and your family.

But, ... Why?

I can't start to answer that because I don't know these women and their families, but I do know that you and your family deserve the same protection. Our nation's citizens and visitors deserve a wall or fence, properly staffed, to protect your family. We deserve to carry firearms, in vehicles, on planes, in churches, in restaurants, in our national, state, county, and city parks, on the streets of our cities and towns, in the fields and forests of our farms, and anywhere else our families may go.

Because, ...

We can agree, as women and men, our families deserve to live a life free of murder, rape, larceny, and other crimes.


Doom and Gloom:

Big Data

Charities

Collisions

FaceBook and Twitter

Hedgehogs

Infrastructure

Measles

The Media

Medicare for All

Planes

Planes, Again

Russians

Ships

Teenagers

War


Things You Might Want to Think About:

Actresses
Aaaah, ... Her feelings are hurt that the remake sucked.

China
Repeat after me, ...

China is our adversary

Dams
These structures, even small ones, hold back millions of gallons of water.

And, ...

Mud that will bury homes, businesses, and you and your family when they fail.

Death
My condolences to the family and friends

Fake News
The headline needs to be changed to, 'Adult to be charged with capital murder in fatal shooting of Alabama police officer'

History
Yes, statutes of Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, Jefferson Davis, and many other despots and losers need to be removed from our public squares.

But, ...

Statues of our Warriors, what ever the side, need to be respected.

Insurgencies
Folks, .. This type of warfare is brutal and deadly.

So, ...

Think about this as some folks call for a civil war, in these United States.

ISIL
Mr. President, when it comes to fanatics, it's not over until they have won or been killed.

Lies?
One of my supervisors, a smart guy, says there is always two or more sides to a story, so, as a supervisor, wait and get the facts before making a decision.

Well, ...

At least Bishop Foys is apologizing to the group of students

I wonder how long before all the morning talk shows do the same thing. 

North Macedonia
I would like to know more, about the situation.

Overtime
Yes, it is a game. A game that can teach you somethings, like ...

It isn't over until you are cold and dead.

Pawns
It's sad when zealots use children as pawns in the efforts to destroy our country.

Processes 
Someone wasn't doing their job, and a child paid for that error, with their life.

Processes, Again
I repeat, ...

Someone wasn't doing their job, and a person paid for that error, with their life.

Oooh, ...

It's also another reason we need to teach safe and responsible firearms handling in our public schools.

Oooh, ...

Katniss says the shooting may have been a hit, to cover up wrongdoings by the male police officers.

Question
Tell me again, Why is these United States providing security to multi-billion dollar corporations?

Snow Forts
Folks, ... Watch your children.

Totalitarian Socialists
Just in case, you need a reminder how real dictators act.

The Wall
Remember, ...

A barrier without observation and effective fire isn't a barrier for long.

Wacko
Here's another reason for more guns on our nation's streets, especially in women's hands.

YouTube
Does that include the conspiracies that were later proven to be factual, like spying on the Trump campaign, Bill Clinton's sexual predation of young women, and other so-called right-wing conspiracies?


Overheard:

"Amtrak’s new management thinks trains are planes. A lot of us are on the train because we don’t want to be on the plane."

"Temporary Reopening"

"Meanwhile, mainstream news outlets published misleading accounts of what happened based on incomplete information."

"Don’t Expect Miracles"

"Discussing how to weather a recession is akin to discussing oral hygiene and home maintenance: everyone nods their heads at the same old advice, but they don't actually clean their gutters."



What Others Wrote:

The Ace of Spades: Morning Report - 1/25/2019

The Ace of Spades - Gun Thread: Innocent or Guilty - Conclusion

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump - January 25, 2019

Defense One: January 25, 2019

Defense One- Radio: Episode #36

Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds 'n Sods #346

Woodpile Report: Issue 563

The Z Blog: Weirdos


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

Friday, January 25, 2019

Fridays Thoughts and Other Stuff (Thinking)


Dear Preppers and Survivalists,



Sorry
I apologize about last week, but I had to leave

So, ... I'll try this again.

First, ..

You and your family need a sheet of paper. Fold it like a hot dog bun, narrow and long. Unfold it then draw a line along the crease.

Second, ...

On the left hand side, list all of the disasters that could affect your family.

Now, this exercise is important, so include everyone in the family.


Don't blow this off.

Everyone in the family needs to be a part of this threat analysis because it gives you and your partner a chance to see where everybody is on this 'prepping' thing.

Let me explain, ...

Your children might be concerned about missing school while you and your partner are worried about an economic collapse. Plus, it gives you and your partnert to talk with your children about the importance of being prepared for life's emergencies.

Third, ...

Once you have all the disasters and life's little mishaps listed on the left hand side of the page, I want you and your family to list them in order of 'likely to happen,' on the right hand-side of the page.

Now, ...

You can go from most likely to happen to least likely to happen or vis-a-versa. It doesn't matter.

Needless to say, ...

Families with younger children will probably either let them go and do their thing or take a break, so your children can help out.

Either way, .... Make sure to get them to help.

Fourth, ...

This part is only for you, your partner, and any mature members of your family, like your parents or adult children.

This part is where you go through the threat analysis and strike through any events that you and your family are unwilling to prepare for, such as nuclear war, armed conflict, or other event.

Let me explain, ....

Some people aren't getting prepared for the collapse of these United States, economically or politically. These folks believe these events are too extreme and aren't worth the effort to get prepared. Other folks might not get prepared for a nuclear war because it is too expensive, at least that is what they think. Lastly, some folks have a religious prohibition against taking someone's life, so they won't purchase firearms, for their family's defense.


Lastly, ...

I want you and your partner to look at all these disasters, big and small, and notice something?

They all require, basically, the same thing, such as ...

* An Emergency Evacuation Kit

* Smoke Detectors and Fire Extinguishers for your home 

* An Appropriate Shelter

* Water and Food

* Some form of Protection

* Medical Supplies

And, ...

* Some other important categories

Needless to say, you are going to need to purchase some of these items.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - January 23rd, 2019


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

The MTA's bus fleet navigated the streets of Manhattan,
in the early stages of a winter storm (ca 2015)
photograph by
Patrick Cashin
Metropolitan Transportation


Introduction
There are many sources of information for you and your family to use in your quest to learn about prepping and its related skills. Some of them local, like the town's library or adult education local at the community college. Some may be regional, such as the county agriculture extension service office and a larger cities' art and history museums. On a national scale, information sources like a national library, national archives, or the nation's military is available to you and your family.

With the explosion of the internet, thirty years ago, other sources have opened up to you and your family. Sources such as blogs, videos, websites, and many others, and that is the reason for this Wednesday blurb, to provide new and old sources of information to you and your family from the internet.

So, ...

Let's get started.





photograph by
Samuel King Jr.

Thinking

No, not a coward.

Condition Yellow

Link:
Yankee Gun Nuts - Condition Yellow: Nature or Nurture?
http://www.yankeegunnuts.com/2015/06/28/condition-yellow-nature-or-nurture/


Emergency Evacuation Kit



Air



Shelter



Water




photograph by
SpaceMonkey

Food


Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Whole Wheat Pita Bread
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/01/food-storag-friday-whole-wheat-pita.html

Medical



Protection

To me, it's acceptable to have family or group standard firearms that are different from the so-called prepper standard, such as the Ruger SR 9, Smith & Wesson SD 9VE, European American Armory Witness in 9mm, or some other firearm that's not a Glock.

O.K., ... I take that back.

Link:
Shooting Illustrated - First Look: Phoenix Weaponry "Christine" in 45-70 Auto
https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2017/12/28/first-look-phoenix-weaponry-christine-in-45-70-auto/


Third
Probably the #1 pistol for preppers is the Glock 19. Is is relatively small with a large capacity, 15 cartridges. The #2 pistol is the Smith and Wesson M&P 9. In distance third is ...

Link:
Say Uncle - Gun Porn
http://www.saysuncle.com/2018/01/03/gun-porn-1913/


Communications



Transportation



Clothing



Information



Power Production



Kit


Note:
I apologize. We have a storm coming in, so the library is closing early.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Volume Five: Number Three


Fifth Avenue in Winter
Childe Hassam
(1890)


Editorial





Doom and Gloom:

7 percent

$13.20 a gallon

773 Million

Apps

Automation

Communist

Drugs

FaceBook

Frailty

Fuel

HoR

Husbands

Immigrants

Illegal Immigrants

Measles

Nuggets 

Planes

Plagues

Prisons

Rappers

Surveillance Technology

Syria

Teachers

Teenagers

Wells


Things You Might Want to Think About:

Burgers and Pizza
Jesse Jackson is just jealous.

Credit Cards
It is insane to think people are after you, ... Unless they are.

Constitution
Last time I checked, it was "with the advice and consent of the Senate," so the writer might be correct.

However, ...

The article is just another reason to bash Trump.

Delusional
Steven Rinella can say all he wants about how he is going to resist efforts to change MeatEater into an antigun company, but he doesn't mean it.

You know why?

He doesn't own the company 

Democrats
It looks like another Democrat will be running for President, as a Republican.

Education
One, run from the cops.

Two, run from the cops with a dark coloured object in your hand.

Three, don't drop the object, when the cops tell you to.

Four, ...

CNN will post video of your mother, grandmother, friends and family calling for justice because your ass is dead, if you're black.

Electric Cars
With all these companies planning to get subsidies from Congress build electric vehicles, I wonder were the added electricity will come from, as we move to decarbonize the economy

Firearms
Oooh shoot, ... Someone took a gun on a plane.

And, ...

Nothing Happened

FedEx
I also think, reduced shipping is an indicator of declines in purchasing, especially by consumers.

And, ...

Since FedEx is a multinational cargo hauler, the buyout also shows the slowdown is international.

Infrastructure

We have a choice.

Raise taxes, keep taxes the same and spend it differently, or lower taxes but spend it differently.

Either way, ...

Our infrastructure, roads, bridges, government buildings, are crumbling.

Investigations 
Investigate long enough and they will find misdoings.

The only problem, ...

We could do it to any politician and find similar things.

Judges
Congress passed the law. The President is suppose to enforce the law. The Courts define the law.

The President doesn't get to say 'No' to the law. Just like everyone else.

Meteor Showers
Wow, ... What could go wrong?

Just so you know, ...

In the '80s, one of the proposed ways to prevent the soviet union from attacking Europe was to launch, basically, crowbars into space. The crowbars would then reenter the Earth's atmosphere, at hundreds of miles an hour, then hit a tank, runway, factory, or other military asset, destroying the target. 

Pizza
I like former President Bush; he can be classy.

However, ...

He, like many, fail to understand continually compromising will lead to the destruction of our country.

Power Production
We have Nuclear Power, Solar Power, Coal Power, and Gas Power.

Can you say, ...

Reductions
What do you get when a government takes peoples firearms away then reduce the number of police officers?

Shutdown
How true.

Space
I will say this again, ...

Letting China have the high ground and the lead in space exploration is a very poor idea.

Space, Again
Let me get this straight, ...

The Russians, English, Chinese, French, and several others can launch an attack against our citizens, possibly with nuclear weapons.

And, ...

Our only recourse is to launch a counter-strike, ... maybe

Still
Add one more thing to the list of 'Things that kill more people than firearms,'

Thieves
Dude, ... If you live in the big city, never leave anything in your vehicle.

Unintended Consequences
Homeowners failed to clear their property. The State of California failed to clear state and federal areas, and the power company failed to clear their lines.

And, ...

It's the power company's fault?

Walls
I hate to tell you folks, ...

Those Mexican, Central Americans, Africans, Russians, and all those other illegal immigrants coming to our country, they live in Hell, a Socialist, Totalitarian, Religious, Crime-ridden Hell made by their leaders.

A Hell that some representatives of this country wish to expand, to our country.

Zimbabwe
Let me see, ..

The people are poor and oppressed.

The government subsidizes the cost of an item.

The item cost more in a neighboring country.

Then, ...

The government wonders why there is a shortage.


Overheard:

"We will need more politicians who fight."

"... it also will determine if China will be a pillar of global growth—or a threat to the world’s financial stability."

"he's a terrorist"

"... the American people will be shocked to know that criminals still don’t like to follow gun laws."

"Yet if we follow the logic and evidence presented in these seven points, we are forced to concludethat the fractures in France, Germany and the EU are widening by the day, and that the ceaseless propagandaspewed by the ruling elites isn't mending the fractures or restoring the illusion of stability."

"The central role of China’s police force is to protect the Communist Party regime from popular uprisings, ..."

"It is a perfect example of "user pays" capitalism."

"While surveillance capitalism for marketing purposes is creepy, it becomes truly dangerous when these tools and database assets wind up in the hands of political actors with bad intentions."

"Ms. Pelosi and her Democratic Party House majority have been sent to their room now, awaiting a fateful conference with Daddy. A majority of the public actually does believe that the boundary-in-question with Mexico ought to be recognized in the way that normal nations recognize normal national boundaries: namely, that they are barriers to entry, and that rational procedures must be followed to go from one side to the other. Ms. Pelosi’s next step will probably be something like a few weeks of anorexia, or some other sort of self-destructive adolescent rebellion. Let’s hope she doesn’t try to burn the house down in her boundless rage."

"They’re targeting the best of the best. These kids are the best students. They’re the best athletes and they come from the best families."

"All we want is the truth"

"That's how Cultural Revolutions roll. The Nobility in our neofeudal system will work all the levers of power to marginalize, demonize, stereotype and disenfranchiseany threats to their power."

"... if the shit is going to hit the fan, so to speak, I think it’s going to start in a blue state."


What Others Wrote:

Ace of Spades: The Morning Report - 1/18/19

Ace of Spades - Gun Thread:

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump - January 18, 2019

Defense One: January 18, 2019

Defense One- Radio: Episode #36

Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds 'n Sods #341

Survival Blog: The Survivalist's Odds 'n Sods #343

Woodpile Report: Issue 562

The Z Blog: The Winter World Tour


That's Just the Way it Was: Dead Ox Flat, Oregon (ca 1939)


Mrs. Hull and corner of her one-room basement dugout



Mrs. Hull in one-room dugout basement home (note blackboard.) "I wanted a blackboard for a long time for my Bible verses, to keep them in our mind. Got it last year." 



Mrs. Hull drying corn. She hopes to sell enough to help her son through Bible school.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday's Thoughs and Other Stuff (Thinking)


Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

Stack of books in Gould's Book Arcade,
Newtown, New South Wales, Australia. (ca 2009)
photograph by
Toby Hudson

Books
Several weeks ago, there was an article about decluttering. It's one of those articles that you see every year around this time as people work on their new year resolutions.

In the article, the author suggest, I believe it's TV personality Marie Kondo, to get rid of everything that doesn't bring you joy, including books.

I'm cool with that advice, except when it comes to prepping.


Fear
I look forward to the future. There is a lot of wonder approaching, longer lives, better health, the possibility of settling Mars, mining the asteroid belt, and even ... Flying Cars!

But, ...

There is a lot of bad, mainly stupid elected representatives and unelected officials that could plunge these United States into a civil war. A war that would be used by our adversaries, like Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, Iran, and China, not to mention our so-called friends, the European Union.

Now, ...

This war would disrupt our economy, our food supply, destroy our liberty, and, maybe, break up our country.

Did I mention, ... We might lose our libraries, too.


Equilibrium
In the movie, "a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death."

I'll stop right there because that's not where I'm going. I want to talk about two things.


Movies and Television
First, movies, short films, and television shows have a place in your preps. Just don't accept them mindlessly.

Take The Walking Dead or Fear the Walking Dead. In the shows, the characters make so many mistakes, they fail to secure appropriate shelter, fail to pack emergency evacuation kits, fail to make plans to rendezvous after an event, fail to ... The list is endless.

So, ...

Watch them and learn from their mistakes because prepping isn't about the excitement, the thrill, or the adventure of living through tough times. It is about having the skills, knowledge, supplies, and experiences to survive an event when it happens.

Second, I lied. I do want to talk to you about equilibrium, but in your family's preps.


Spiral Purchases
Now, in the beginning, it's easy to keep track of what you're trying to accomplish for your family, store some water, store some food, pack an emergency evacuation kit, purchase a handgun and get firearm's safety training for you and your family, and other basic preps.

Ooops, .. Not yet.


Emergency Preparedness
There is a profession; it is called Emergency Management. According to F.E.M.A., it "is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters."

However, ... I like Wikipedia's better. Which says, it "is the organization and management of the resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies (preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery)."

Thus, the name of this blog and its mission, to focus on emergency preparedness.

So, ...

This means, I attempt to bring a professional, organized, and researched approach to prepping, and so should you and your family.

Threat Analysis
Now, you and your family can be haphazard about your preps, like the little blurb above about my fear, going from one disaster du jour to the next disaster of the day, or you can be organized.

It's your choice because either will work, but being organized will allow you to get prepared with less money and less wasted time.

So, ...

The first thing, you and your family need to do, after you have made the decision to prep, is to develop a threat analysis. It involves a few sheets of paper, your family, and about an hour of your time


First, ...

Sorry, I have to go.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wendesday's Websites of the Week - January 16th, 2019


Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,



Introduction
There are many sources of information for you and your family to use in your quest to learn about prepping and its related skills. Some of them local, like the town's library or adult education local at the community college. Some may be regional, such as the county agriculture extension service office and a larger cities' art and history museums. On a national scale, information sources like a national library, national archives, or the nation's military is available to you and your family.

With the explosion of the internet, thirty years ago, other sources have opened up to you and your family. Sources such as blogs, videos, websites, and many others, and that is the reason for this Wednesday blurb, to provide new and old sources of information to you and your family from the internet.

So, ...

Let's get started.


Thinking
At work, we provide a service, so I am in customer service, kind'a.

So, ...

It is hard for us to say, 'No.' especially to an important customer.

But, ...

You and your family, during tough times, may have to say, 'No!' to many people, including extended family and friends because sharing limited resources may kill you and your family.

Link:
Tiny Buddha - How to Set Better Boundaries: 9 Tips for People-Pleasers
https://tinybuddha.com/blog/how-to-set-better-boundaries-9-tips-for-people-pleasers/


Emergency Evacuation Kit



Air

A Tiny House for under $10,000 (ca 2017)
photograph by
Ourtinycabinproject


Shelter
Some folks are thinking about building a tiny house for a retreat.

Cool, ...

But how are you going to furnish it?

Link:
Go Downsize - Tiny House Furniture: For the small home
https://www.godownsize.com/tiny-house-furniture-small-space/


A Girl Carrying Water (ca 2007)
photograph by
Oriel


Water
Finding water is one of those basic skills tha you and your family need to know and practice.

Link:
Art of Manliness - How to Find Water in the Wild
https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-find-water-in-the-wild/



photograph by
United States Department of Agriculture Extension Service

Food
There are many reasons to store food, bad weather, workers striking, terrorism, and ...

Amazon.

Link:
Preparedness Advice Blog - Why store food
http://preparednessadvice.com/food_storage/why-store-food/


Needless to say, ...

What are you going to make, during an event.

Link:
Safely Gathered In - Food Storage Friday: Pasta and Garbanzo Bean Soup
http://safelygatheredin.blogspot.com/2009/01/food-storage-friday-pasta-and-garbanzo.html

Link:
Food Storage Recipe: Granola Bars
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2009/01/03/food-storage-recipe-granola-bar/


Medical
During an event, you and your family may do a lot more walking. With more walking, especially by people that don't do a lot of walking, come blisters.

WebMD - Blisters Treatment
https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/blisters-treatment



photograph by
Vercing
Protection
At the end of the day, it doesn't matter which firearm you purchase.

Just get one that works for you.

Link:
New Jovian Thunderbolt - I got a 9mm
http://jovianthunderbolt.blogspot.com/2017/12/i-got-9mm.html


You need magazines, good quality magazines.

You can buy them from the factory, or you can buy them from someone else.

Either way, ...

Buy Quality and ... Lots of Them.

Link:
New Jovian Thunderbolt - Great
http://jovianthunderbolt.blogspot.com/2017/12/great.html


Communications
After the weather alert radio, you and your family need a good-quality AM/FM radio.

Needless to say, ...

There are many choices

Survivor's Fortress - The 8 Best Survival Radios to Have with You in an Emergency
https://survivorsfortress.com/best-survival-radios/


Transportation



Clothing
Ha, ha, ha,

But, ...

So true.

Link:
Sharp Magazine - Things A Man Should Never Wear: Camo Edition
https://sharpmagazine.com/2014/09/02/things-a-man-should-never-wear-camo-edition/

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Volume Five: Number Two


Neige à Bruges
Georges-Émile Lebacq.
(1919)


As you have probably heard, several members of the House of representatives have submitted a bill to effectively ban semiautomatic firearms.

Currently the text of the bill is unavailable, so you have to believe me.

But, ...

The title of S.66 will probably give you an idea. The title is "A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.

But, ...

That's not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about, ...


Compromise
First, from what I hear, the bill proposes deep restrictions on semiautomatic firearms. In one article, I see the possibility of all semiautomatic firearms being restricted because a firearm can't have the ability to accept a magazine or a pistol grip.

But, ... Like I said, that's not what I want to talk about.

I want to talk about our elected representatives, mainly Republicans and some Democrats.

Some of these people will want to compromise. They may say, 'If the Democrats remove the semi-auto restrictions, we should accept the so-called Universal Background Check.'

Just to make sure you understand, the 'Universal Background Check' will be a form of registration because every legal firearm transfer will have to go through a Federal Firearms Licenses holder. A transfer that is written down in a bound book, according to the law. The same law that allows ATFE agents to inspect the FFL's bound book.

Needless to say, it's just a tweak to the law or the creation of a regulation before all the information from those books are collected and entered into a national database.

Some Republicans and certain Democrats may want to compromise on magazines. They may propose a compromise to 15 round or 20 round magazines, to remove all of the firearms from the bill.

But, .. What's to keep a regulation from being implemented to lower the magazine capacity to 5 rounds or no rounds?

I'm going to stop, because the bill still isn't published and you know where I'm going.

So, ... Back to my point.

You and your family are going to have to step up you game. You are going to have to write those e-mails, one a week. You are going to have to contact the Republican National Committee  and let them know 'compromise is a non-starter.'

You're going to have to hold your elected representative accountable. If they compromise, they have to go.

You might even run for office to insure your family's liberty.


Doom and Gloom:

7

$857.20 

7,3000,000

Art

Buses

Buses, Again

Cruise Ships

Confusion

Daughters

Drunks

Druggies

Fentanyl 

Fun

Gas Leak

Huawei

Mining

News

Shooting 

Snow

Uber Drivers

Weight Loss


Things You Might Want to Think About:

500 Days
If I did my math right, these United States consumes 20,000,000 barrels of oil a day.

$150,000
I suggests she start the cutoff at $25,000 less than an elected U.S. Representative makes a year.

Activist
They call her a Activist. I call her a Terrorist.

Bots
I haven't been keeping up with this issue, but it seems ... 

Bubbles
How would you and your family be affected by a massive student loan default?

Census
Let me get this straight, ...

The federal government gives money to states for illegal aliens

And, ...

Illegal immigrants help determine how many Federal Representatives a states gets.

Children
Aad to say, .. These United States government endorses child molestation. 

Eye Witness
Wow, ... Four people identified a white guy in a red pick-up.

And, ...

It was really two black guys.

Food
Just in case you didn't know it, ...

You can get on your phone, go to a website, order your food, and pick it up at the grocery store.

Except, ...

After a cyber event, EMP attack, or ... There is no physical grocery store.

Great Britain
First, they came for our guns.

Then, they came for our knives.

Now, they have come for our cheese toasties

Note:
My apologizes to Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemöller

Islam
The young lady has made it to Canada. Where she will have to deal with a lot of Muslim immigrants

Jobs
My condolences to the family and friends.

Land
As you have probably heard, ... They aren't making anymore.

Never Again
I am sadden, ... He didn't die with one of his former prisoners' hands around his throat.

Obstacles
Without observation, any obstacle is ineffective.

So, ...

Beside building a wall on our southern border, we need to staff it with people to prevent it from being damaged.

Question?
Who got the credit for removing the panel, Republicans or Democrats?

Either way, ...

It's a historically inaccurate plaque, the Civil War was a rebellion.

And, ...

The Children of the Confederacy had a really nice memorial, until they got all wacko about the whole rebellion and underlying cause thingy, in parathesises even.

Racist
The only problem, ...

So-called Race is a fictional classification, made up by people that want to oppress you and your family, like the Democrats did for over 150 years.

Republicans
All I have to say, ...

Talk is cheap. I want to see your actions.

In other words, ...

Are you a R.I.N.O. or a Republican?

Rookies
My condolences to the officer's family and friends.

With that said, ...

We, you and your family, are facing great dangers. Make sure your folks are well trained.

Shutdown
One of the great things about this federal government shutdown. It gives us an opportunity to ask, ...

Why is the federal government providing security services for corporations that are making money, hand over fist?

Space
Bloomberg is correct, 'China isn't winning the space race.'

But, ...

They are participating and building capabilities that will allow them to expand, improve, and surpass these United States.

Oooh, ...

As we have seen with Elon Musk, Google, Facebook, and others, the private sector is willing to help China in their causes.

Taxes
John James Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of these United States, said "The power to tax is the power to destroy." whatever the cause.

Tucker Carlson
I believe, he is asking the wrong questions.

He should be asking, Do we live in a Republic or an Oligarchy? Does the government preserve our freedoms or enslave us?

And, ...

What can we do to change it?

Tunnels
There will be more.

Wild Boars
We have a problem with wild pigs, around here. A sow can have a litter of eight to ten piglets, two times a year.

So, ...

Culling them is a great idea.

'Whites', 'Browns,' and ...
I wonder how many Latinos, Asians, and Whites face this problem, too.

White Guys
Yeap, ... White men are weirdos, too.

Vandals
Sad to say, ...

This isn't about the shutdown, as the media wants to report.

It's about a bunch of self-centered individuals vandalizing our national parks.

Venn Diagram
I think this idea is a big mistake for the company because the logo looks like a Venn diagram.

So, ...

One circle is high interest rates, the other circle is high fees, and the middle is people getting poorer.

Overheard:

"They see it as a something like a slave revolt."

"In other news, AOC was fined by New York State for failing to pay worker's comp for her campaign staff."

"More likely, nothing will replace it."

"he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa" as "all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours - where all the testing says not really"."

"The last thing addicts what to hear is the truth:"

"Those who don’t believe in walls also apparently don’t believe in boundaries of any kind, including the line between right and wrong, legal and illegal. Without boundaries, there are no rules, especially the rule of law, in the land where, lately, anything goes and nothing matters. Clown though he be in so many ways, it ends up being Mr. Trump’s duty to assert that boundaries matter."

"As an organizing philosophy, it offers nothing, because it promises to do nothing."



"Uncountable crimes were perpetrated and justified in the name of that single word."


What Others Wrote:

Ace of Spades: Morning Report, 1/11/19

Active Response Training: Weekend Knowledge Dump - January 11, 2019

Defense One: The D Brief, January 11th, 2019

Defense One - Radio: Episode 35

Survival Blog: Survivalist's Odds 'n Sods, #338

Woodpile Report: Issue 561

The Z Blog: January Grab Bag


That's Just the Way it Was: Datil, New Mexico (ca 1940)


This was an old ranch house in the mountains. About thirty years ago the rancher who owned it had it dismantled and moved it piece by piece and rebuilt it at its present location. He is now dead and the house is used as a hotel principally for summer visitors



Entrance to the Navajo Lodge. This spot caters to hunters and summer visitors



Manageress of the Navajo Lodge at the desk.



Interior of living room of the Navajo Lodge

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff (Thinking)


Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

The Library of Congress (ca 1902)
photograph by
Detroit Publishing Co.


Last week, I listed some fictional books that might help you and your family to get prepared for the tough times ahead.

Well, ...

Nonfiction
These types of books are books that deal in facts. They provide information that, to a certain extent, have been tested, by the author. Of course, they probably cover every subject that you might be interested in.

Take, ... Gardening.

* The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! (2009) by Carleen Madigan
 
* All New Square Foot Gardening, 3rd Edition (2018) by Mel Bartholomew
 
* Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener (2018)by Deborah L. Martin


Or, ... Blacksmithing
 
* The Art of Blacksmithing by Alex Bealer

* A Blacksmithing Primer by Randy McDaniel

* Professional Smithing by Donald Streeter
 
 
How about, ... Cooking
 
Cooking with Food Storage Ingredients (unk) compiled by Adrie J. Roberts

Cooking with Food Storage Ingredients: Dry Beans (unk) Melanie Jewkes and Adrie Roberts

And, ...


Sources
Of course, the list of subjects is unless, like raising goats, building sheds, building a photovoltaic system, medical subject, shooting, warfare, and ...

One place is Backwoods Home. They have many different books and anthologies of their magazine.

Another is Storey Publishing. They also have many different books on a multiple of subjects.

Sad to say, Rodale Press is no longer in operations. They were bought up by Hearst Publishing, in 2017. There is good news, though, places like Thrift Books still has some of Rodale's organic gardening books, in stock, so does Amazon, but you're going to have to wade through similar books.

Another source is these United States' Army. The General Dennis J. Reimer Training and Doctrine Digital Library (RDL), now called the Army Doctrine and Training Digital Library, has many, many, many different military manuals on a variety of subject. The U.S. Marine Corps has also has many military manuals, on-line. The same goes for these United States' Air Force, such as ...

AF Handbook 10-644: SERE Operations

MCTP 3-01A: Scouting and Patrolling

and, ...

Sorry, I have to go.

Links:
Outdoor Life - The 15 Best Survival Books Ever Written
https://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/survival/2012/11/15-best-survival-books-ever-written

Business Insider - The best gardening books you can buy
https://www.businessinsider.com/best-gardening-books

I Forge Iron - Topic: Blacksmithing Books
https://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/798-blacksmithing-books/

Epicurious - Introducing the 2015 Epicurious Cookbook Canon
https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/10-essential-cookbook-canon-article?verso=true

Preppers Survive - 9 PRINTABLE Food Storage Cookbooks PDF
http://www.prepperssurvive.com/food-storage-cookbooks-pdf/