The End Is Near

The End Is Near
2nd Amendment



A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Getting Ready For The Collapse Step:3

Step:3
Bug Out/Safe Zone for Pre/Post Collapse

Have a plan and a place to Bug Out to, it's best to bug out before the collapse but if you get stuck and can't till after you still need a place to go. Now I hear so many people say I will head for the Hills!!!!
And just how many people are planning to do the same thing? I have read a lot about the Bug Out to the woods plan and for most this will end bad, very bad. The best plan would be to have a retreat on a small spot of land off the main road then off the side road, then up a dirt road. You will want a place that the fools after a collapse would never think about or every give a second look. Just remember that cool camp site you go to every year and camp at, yes the nice one near the water fall with all the black berry bushes and the stream full of fish, well everyone that camps there will remember it to and show up! So have a plan and not to Bug Out to the state park where everyone is going. Best thing is to find a few people who thing like you, family, friends but not just a few you find on line in a chat room. But get the few of you and go in on some retreat land and split it up, but remember the people you do this with you will have to trust 100% because your life will be in there hands and theirs in your hands.
When you have a Bug Out retreat you will need to stock it and get it ready for the collapse. Work as a team and have weekend retreats to the spot and do mock drills and walk step by step and prefect your Bug Out plan. With any plan you need to work the bugs out and get everything right.

Have a plan and survive!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Getting ready For The Collapse Step:Two

Step Two:

Once you get a basic kit and are learning a few new skills the next step is to build on the kits and your skills. Adding to your preps is a weekly thing, or it is for me. I am always finding new ideas and tools to add to my BOB or First Aid kit, but at the same time I am pulling out stuff not needed any longer or adding one item that takes the place of two or three other tools.

My goal each year is to learn 4 new skills, this gives me 3 months each to learn the skill and the rest of my life to prefect it and get better and better. At first start with two a year or one a year but the need for skills is great and will be needed in a post-collapse event. Just think how useful you would be if you showed up to a group after the collapse and the ask you do you have any skills that would help our group and you can say, 'Yes I am a EMT, Jr. Gunsmith, and I can make soap, home health creams, and I am a herbalist that have the seeds to grow my own herbs" Just think of the power you will have to help not just yourself but use your skills to help others. Supplies are great but after time they will run out and be gone the true prep is skills and knowledge of the skill of survival and the many, many aspects of survival. I could fill ten books with the skills we all need to know. My best advice to you is find things you like and things that will help you survive and then learn everything you can about it.

Make a plan and work on it every week.

Make a list of skills you want to learn and research them and if you can find a class to take then take it!

Make a list of survival gear you need or want and add it as you can. (No need to go broke doing this, just add new stuff as you can)

Set goals to reach and when you get to them set new ones!


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Getting Ready For The Collapse Step:One


Step One in Getting Ready for the collapse:

Supplies......

 

1~Water: You will need 1 gallon a day per person in your group, and you will want to cover at least 30 days. (you need to have a water filter like a Berkey or Dalton)

 

2~Food: Freeze dried and canned is the best, but dry bean and rice and some canned foods are just as good. You will want a mix of foods and they will need to be easy to cook and store. With your food preps you will want Salt, sugar, pepper and other additives to enhance the taste of your food. As with the water you will need 30 days of food. 

 

3~Survival Gear: A good stock of needed gear is a must! And the rule Two is one and one is none is very true! So have a back up for the back up.

List:

Flashlight with batteries

Knife- Mora, Pocket, Survival and swiss army

First-aid kit

Axe

Hatchet

Hand Camp Saw

Rope

Tarps (more than one and a few sizes)

Fire Starter, more than one and know how to use!!!!!

Fire Tinder

Maps of your area, county, state and The US

Compass and know how to use it

GPS Unit is nice but EMP will kill it

Shortwave Radio with AM/FM

Two way Radio one for each of the group

Guns Hand gun and long gun with ammo and know hoe to use it!!

Gun Cleaning kit with extra stuff

Back Up gun parts

 

This kit is basic and a place to start, you will have to build on it.

 

4~Skills:Learn as many as you can!!!!

cpr

first aid

EMT

Gun Smith

Woodworker

and any survival skill you can learn!

 

5~Barter Items:

Skills can be bartered items and info so have a little of all of it to trade in the post collapse!

Coffee, ammo, salt, sugar, food and booze are all great trade items!!!!

 

More info to follow in the next few days!!!!!!

Thanks for reading!!!!!

 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Where Is Our Country? And What Is Next For Us?

I ask myself this question because I don't know what country I now live in. It's not the loving USA of my childhood or the Badass country of my youth. We let other countries tell us what to do and how to act and the Leader of this country has never made one move that is in the best interest of this country. Looks like every move Obama makes is for some other country or his friends in the middle east. I still don't understand how the people of this country put him in office to start with and how in the hell they put him back for a 2nd term is just unthinkable in my book. The sad thing is this country is dead and I'm not sure it can make a come back. The truth be told I think it's time for a good shake up and the sad thing is it's going to be a event of doom that starts the shake up. The dollar is all but dead and the stock market lost 330 point on the 10th, so it looks like the down hill run is getting started and it's going to be one hell of a ride for us all. The prepared will do much better than the walking dead of this country, but make no mistake it's going to be a very hard and very crazy road to go down. Once the collapse is in full open stance many will fall to the side and be lost and very many of the lost will die. I think the loss of life in the first week to ten days will be great and as the weeks follow the loss will grow.

So what do you do to survive?

What plan of action can or should you have to live?

What supplies is best to have for the first few weeks of the collapse?

What is our first step to survive the coming collapse?

Over the next few days I will lay out an action plan to get ready for the coming event of doom!!!!!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ammo Ban.......

So I have been reading that the great leader of this country is about to invoke his "use of his power pen" again to ban AR-15 ammo.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/02/27/nyt-atfs-ar-15-ammo-ban-has-been-in-the-works-for-years/

The New York Times reports that BATFE’s proposed AR-15 ammo ban has been in the works for over three years. Those three years have culminated in the current ammo ban proposal and after the 30-day comment period expires on March 13, Attorney General Eric Holder will decide whether the ban stands or falls.

Then on 02/27/2015
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte tonight slammed a proposal to ban certain ammunition. More than 100 congressmen have signed Goodlatte’s letter to the ATF director about the proposal. Now, Goodlatte said Obama is “taking his pen and his cellphone and, through the ATF, is trying to ban the second most popular ammunition that is used in that rifle.”

Looks like Obama will try anything to disarm us........
Hate to break it to him but it is not going to happen with out a fight!!!!

DON'T TREAD ON ME!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Gunshot Wound First Aid Kits for Survivalists


Gunshot Wound First Aid Kits for Survivalists


It is extremely naive to think that if society falls apart, your small band of survivors will rack up action movie kill ratios as they stand against the onslaught of angry mobs and criminal gangs without ever being touched by a bullet themselves. OK, so maybe that's an exaggeration, (I sure hope so) but if you are all firearms and no first aid, you are not being realistic in your preparations. An IFAK is critical equipment for Survivalists and preppers. Even if you don't own or use firearms, they still pose a great threat to you. (Even more so if you don't carry them and train with them.)

 

The IFAK - IFAK stands for either Improved First Aid Kit or Individual First Aid Kit depending which branch of the service you are from. SOP (standard operating procedure) for most survival groups is that everyone carries an IFAK and everyone carries the same minimum first aid supplies in their IFAKs and everyone learns how to use them. An IFAK is for trauma and/or gunshot wounds, and that's it. You can (and should) carry additional first aid supplies and medicine but it goes in a separate kit called a snivel kit. SOP regarding IFAKs varies from group to group. Some groups identify IFAKs with a red tab, patch or require everyone to carry them at the same position other their load bearing equipment so they can be quickly and easily found, even after a fight (when you may experience tunnel vision, tunnel hearing and may have difficulty thinking straight of using fine motor skill because so much adrenaline is coursing through your body).

Why do I need an IFAK when I already have a first aid kit? +Aid rendered immediatelyfollowing a GSW (gunshot wound) or other trauma can give the patient a fighting chance. Clearly, this is not a good time to have to dig your +aid kit out of your pack, but more importantly, it's much more difficult to put blood back into the patient than to prevent its loss in the first place. But the implementation of IFAKs into your group SOP is not just about having easily accessed first aid supplies on hand, it also involves training all group members in the use of GSW-specific first aid supplies and establish SOP for their use. If you sustain a GSW, you should be treated using the supplies out of your IFAK first, because if your buddy treats you using supplies out of his, then you are transported to an aid station with your IFAK still on your load bearing equipment, your squad is down two IFAKs instead of one. If your buddy is later wounded, he will need someone else's IFAK and there might not be anyone else around. If your group has a medic, the medic will likewise use the supplies from the wounded group member's IFAK before using up the supplies in his aid bag, but the medic carries extra supplies and supplies which require more advanced training that other group members may not have.

What should an IFAK contain?
  Normally, an IFAK is supposed to provide immediate post-trauma care to stabilize the patient for transport to a trauma center. In a post-TEOTWAWKI world, first aid, trauma care, intensive-care and transportation will likely be very different than what your group members are accustomed to. The implementation of IFAK SOP in your group may mean the difference between the use of a hemostatic dressing on your wound or cauterizing it with a hot poker an hour later. Treating a GSW is probably not the best occasion to try out that new homeopathic remedy that you read about on the internet. In choosing the standardized supply list for your group's IFAKs, keep in mind that: 

1.    The most common, preventable causes of death due to GSWs nowadays are: hemorrhage, shock, compromised airway and tension pneumothorax, so your group standard equipment for IFAKs should include basic +aid supplies to treat these injuries. (This paper is about IFAKs for survivalists and preppers so if you want to learn about GSW first aid or how to use your IFAK, that will be the subject of another paper, but I strongly suggest that you do so. Even if you have training, you could likely benefit from additional training.)

2.    The most common, preventable causes of death due to GSWs post-TEOTWAWKI will likely differ from those that ER's and Military ER's commonly see today. e.g. Fewer people will be wearing body armor, so wounds to the torso will be more common, as will their severity. Also, more GSW casualties will die from infection and complications so these factors should be considered as you select the contents of your group standard IFAK.

3.    Post-TEOTWAWKI casualty care will almost certainly lack resources available today, so the contents of your IFAK and medical supplies that you have on hand when TEOTWAWKI occurs very well may be all you have to treat the patient. 

4.    The larger and heavier your group standard IFAK is, the more likely it is that a given member will leave his behind.


This much more likely to justify leaving it behind.I have different sizes of kits to keep on hand in different places. If the kit is for post-TEOTWAWKI, you will likely choose it's contents a little differently since wouldn't be a "golden hour."

Basic IFAK Contents

§  Nitrile Gloves (1-2 pair) - For the person helping to treat you.

§  Trauma Dressing (1-2) - Multi-purpose compression bandage, they normally come in 4", 6" & stump/abdominal sizes. A 4" or 6" compression trauma dressing will suffice. They have many many uses for first aid and in a survival situation. "Israeli" bandages in particular have a multitude of uses.

§  Compressed Gauze (1-2) - Z-fold or Roller Gauze - Vacuum packed into a small cube or square shape so they take up less space

§  Small 1.5"-2" Roll of Duct Tape or Multi-purpose Medical Tape - Can be used in conjunction with gauze to create various types of bandages if have scissors. Duct tape also has many other first aid and survival uses.

§  Sterile Gauze 4x4's (2-4) - To clean blood and debris away from wound so tape/adhesives will stick well

§  Petrolatum Gauze 4" x 16"- Sterile, non-adherent bandage that causes minimal trauma to a wound when removed. Can be used in conjunction with tape and the pressure dressing to create a chest seal for a sucking chest wound in order to prevent air from getting sucked in through the wound and possibly creating a tension pneumothorax (build up of air between the lung and chest wall or the pleural space). Without intervention, a tension pneumothorax can worsen with every breath, eventually resulting in a collapsed lung or lungs and inability to carry out respiration. Situations have occurred where trained GSW victims were able to see and reach the wound, making it possible for them to use a credit card and tape to create a basic chest seal and even crude flutter valves by only taping down 3 sides of the card.

§  Hemostatic Agent - Comes in granule, impregnated gauze and impregnated sponge forms. Some older varieties caused an exothermic reaction upon contact with blood, but when a patient would surely have succombed to blood loss, minor burns where not a grave concern. Newer products help stop bleeding without generating excessive heat when used in conjunction with direct pressure. The downside of sponges is that they are single use and come in fixed sizes. Agents in granular form enable the use of just the amount of agent needed and are especially useful in areas of the body where it may difficult to secure a sponge in place and in wounds of certain shapes. The worst downside of agents in granular form is that they can be blown by wind, rotor wash, etc and can be blown into people's eyes where they cause injury. Because of the downsides of the other forms of hemostatic agents, impregnated z-fold gauze seems to be being adopted as the new standard, but the other forms still have their places in trauma kits. Like most medical products, hemostatic agent com imprinted with expiry dates, but I would recommend that you research this on your own since almost all expiry dates are overly conservative in order to avoid liability and encourage early replacement which generates more revenue for the manufacturer.

§  Plastic Bag - Some IFAKs are vacuum packed into bags or stored in Zip-lock bags. If so, the bag the kit is stored packed in can be used in conjunction with duct tape to make an improvised weather-resistant cover for a wound, a chest seal or even a flutter valve if you have a cutting tool. A flutter valve allows exhaled air to leave the pleural space, but prevents additional air from entering it, worsening tension pneumothorax.

§  Tourniquet & Mini-Sharpie Marker - Useful to slow life-threatening blood loss in extremities. Be sure to learn how to properly apply a tourniquet before using one, mark the time with a marker. Never use a tourniquet to stop bleeding in a head wound. ;)

§  Chest Seal (1 or 2) - For entry and sometimes exit wounds to chest causing sucking chest wounds. Many designs are available with and without flutter valves.

Advanced IFAK Contents

§  Nasopharyngeal Airway with Lubricating Jelly - Sometimes called an NPA or nasal trumpet. Less likely to trigger gag reflex than than an oropharyngeal airway or listening to Obama blame others for his failures. Less invasive than intubation and fits in an IFAK. Learn how to use them properly before someone needs one. Pay special attention to when not to use them since NPAs shouldn't be used on patients with certain injuries to the skull, face and head. Maintains airway in unconscious patients and patients where swelling may block the airway. (Don't practice on your younger sibling.)

§  Chest Dart - Angiocath for needle decompression of pleural space. Not supposed to be dispensed without a prescription since you could kill someone if you really screwed up so research heavily before using. That said, learning to use them properly is not exactly rocket science and they aren't that hard to find. Used to decompress the chest in a patient with symptoms of tension pneumothorax.

IFAK Contents to Consider

§  Benzalkonium Chloride Antiseptic Wipe (2) or a tiny bottle of 2% Iodine Tincture - Can be used in combination with gloves and sterile gauze to clean blood and debris from the skin surrounding the wound (but not the inside of the wound) to help prevent infection. 2% iodine tincture can also be used to treat drinking water.

§  Triangle Bandage (2) - For immobilization and splinting of injured or broken limbs, holding bandages in place and many other uses.

§  Cohesive Wrap, 2" - Stretchy tape that adheres to itself, but not the skin, provides light compression and support and is very useful in bandaging. Included in USAF survival kit medical modules. Packs best when removed from the roll and rolled in a flat shape.

§  Tincture of Iodine, 2% - Very small bottle of topical disinfectant that can also be diluted with sterile water and used for irrigation or used to purify water. For external use only. Do not use inside penetrating wounds.

§  Medication - Medications are sometimes useful in treating GSWs but consult a physician/research this on your own. 

§  Bacitracin Antibiotic Ointment - Prevent infection.

§  Water-Jel Burn Dressing 4" x 16" - USMC uses this in place of petrolatum dressing.

Most survivalist will want to create various GSW kits or IFAKs. Some need to be smaller or they would get left behind, other can be a little bit bigger, but size is very important for gear that you may be carrying constantly. Good places to keep them are: 

§  In your home defense waist pouch or shoulder pouch

§  In your vehicles

§  In your range bag

§  In a MOLLE pouch on your fighting load carrier, tactical assault panel, plate carrier, etc

§  In your pocket or on your belt when you go hunting

§  In a jacket, coat pocket, or briefcase if you carry concealed

So there you have it. I hope that you never have to use one. I've needed and not had one, as I'm sure other folks in this group have, and I hope that nobody else has to go through that.
-Cache

 

AN OLD FARMER'S ADVICE

AN OLD FARMER'S ADVICE:
1. Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. 
2. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. 
3. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
4. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. 
5. Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled. 
6. Meanness don't jes' happen overnight. 
7. Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
8. Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. 
9. It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge. 
10. You cannot unsay a cruel word. 
11. Every path has a few puddles. 
12. When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
13. The best sermons are lived, not preached.
14. Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway. 
15. Don't judge folks by their relatives. 
16. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
17. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time. 
18. Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none. 
19. Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. 
20. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'. 
21. Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got. 
22. The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'. 
23. Always drink upstream from the herd. 
24. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment. 
25. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.
26. If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.
27. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Are You Ready.............Get Ready!!!!!



Are you ready?

Can you survive?

If the Shit Hit The Fan would you know what to do?

If the supply chain is broken will you have food, water and supplies?

If you do have food, water and supplies, can you stop the guy down the street from taking it from you? (You know the guy the ex-MMA fighter)

If you have to pick up and run with just what is on your back can you survive and if so do you know where to go and what to take?

Take the time to make a plan, add to it and recheck it often and update it as needed. Your life and the lives of others are in your hands.