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.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Coming Collapse

The collapse is near and 99% of the people don't even see it coming. I think food will start getting harder to find and find at a fair price. If you go to the store now most of the shelves are half empty and some are more than half empty. And the price of food is getting crazy, like rice, beans and other dry goods. I make it a habit to buy and bag with the food saver 10 to 25 lbs of dry goods a week. Every week we need to be adding to our preps. You don't have to fill the pantry the first week. Just work one week at a time, make a plan and stick to it. Sit down and make a list of needed items for survival, like a Coleman camp stove to cook with, and remember the rule of three. You need three ways to do something, like cooking. After the collapse you will need three ways to cook I have two Coleman camp stoves and two one burner camp stoves. Plus a BBQ grill and I have two one burner butane stove. And as good survivalist I have a lot of fuel for each, but I still know I need more so I buy as much as I can every other week or two. I also have the know how to build a brick outdoor grill, because I think in the long run the outdoor grill and stove will be the way most of us cook. And may I add that just having these items is not enough you must know how to us them and use them well. Your life and the life of others will depend on your skills for survival.
To sum things up you need to make a plan for life, because if you think things are great and can't get any worse I hate to break it to you but you are dead wrong and if you don't prepare now you may never get the opportunity to do so again. A simple plan for food storage will be the difference between life and death. And with spring around the corner you need to start a garden, now is the time to plan. Start with a few small planter boxes, like 4'X4' and about 10 to 14" deep. All you need is a plan and a little work to get this done, just ask an older person at the garden store near you, please don't waste you time with the younger people. Not to say that the younger people can't help you but the percentages are better with the older sales people.
What to do!
1. Make a plan and stick to it!
2. Work to update your plan often, don't just keep buying the same stuff, stop and update it from time to time and add new needed items.
3. Ask people questions, like your friend that just got a new camp stove. Ask him how it works and get as much info as you can so to base a plan to buy one for yourself.
4. Remember FOOD, WATER, MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND NEEDED HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
5. AMMO get as much as you can, And if you don't have a gun. What is wrong with you? Get a gun and learn to use it, take a gun safety class and get some time on the range. I go the the range 3-4 time a month.
6. Read and learn as much as you can!
7. Learn new skills for survival, like CPR, EMT, First Aid, welding, woodworking, blacksmithing and many other skills. Just remember that what you know after the collapse will be how to work and trade skills and services. The more you know how to do the better you will live.

Keep your eye's open and your ear to the ground, because evil is coming. Our time is short and this country is on it's last leg, so make a stand and be ready to fight to keep what is yours.
Pete Smith

Saturday, January 30, 2010

We Have a Winner

We have a winner! I had a problem with picking a winner because all the answers were great so I wrote down every ones name and put them in a bowl and my wife picked the winner. I even put the ones in that asked not to be put in because they have won before.
And the winner is Mayberry, so just e-mail me with the address you would like the items sent to and I will ship them out on Monday or Tuesday of next week.

californiasurvivalist2009@yahoo.com

Thanks for all of you who made a comment. And check back I will do another give away very soon.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Great Comments So Far.....

I will pick a winner of my give away Saturday night. I think all the comments are great so far so keep them coming. Pete

Thursday, January 28, 2010

My 200th Post And My Give Away!!!

Today is my 200th post and to celebrate I am doing a give away. The items up for grab are, the book (Building a Log Cabin Retreat- A Do-it-yourself Guide By Michael Mulligan)and a Slinky Shortwave Antenna. All you have to do is give me some feedback on this question.

After the Bull-crap that was pushed on us from the state of the nation address do you think most of the people (AKA walking dead) have fallen for it, and why you think yes or no.

Post your answer as a comment, and in 24-48 hours I will pick the best answer. It's ok with me if you have won something from me before, please join in and give it a try. All I ask is you post something in my comments about how you like the Antenna, and tell others about the Slinky Shortwave Antenna. I offer one of the best and at a better then fair price. Thanks for reading my blog and good luck. Pete Smith









Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Today Is My 199 Post!!!




So I'm doing a give away for my 200th post.

I will be giving away the book (Building a Log Cabin Retreat- A Do-it-yourself Guide By Michael Mulligan)and a Slinky Shortwave Antenna.
I will post a question tomorrow for my 200th post and after 24-48 hours I will pick the best answer from all the comments. Everyone can post a comment and I only ask one thing of the winner, and that is to post a comment on my blog about the Slinky Shortwave Antenna and how they like it. Thanks and good luck to all that leaves a comment. Pete

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How Can It Be Getting Better?

When we look around all you can see is the drop in every ones sales. Here in California near me we have had about 12 stores close. And the other day our kids took me and my wife to lunch at about noon and the place we went to was a ghost-town, so I asked the server about how the restaurant was doing and she told me sales were down 50-60%. Now I see that Wal-Mart is doing bad, here is part of a story about it: From MSMBC
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35046668/ns/business-retail/
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will cut about 11,200 jobs at Sam's Club warehouses as it turns over the task of in-store product demonstrations to an outside marketing company.

The move is an effort to improve sales at Sam's Club, which has underperformed the company's namesake stores in the U.S. and abroad.

The cuts represent about 10 percent of the warehouse club operator's 110,000 staffers across its 600 stores. That includes 10,000 workers, mostly part-timers, who offer food samples and showcase products to customers. The company also eliminated 1,200 workers who recruit new members.

I'm sorry but if the biggest Retail store in this country is having trouble then I think we all may be in a little trouble. I know a lot of you hate Wal-Mart and will not shop there. I do shop there and I save over 12-18% a year off my food bill. I think the BS the leaders of this country is pulling over the people is getting a little thin and a lot of the walking dead may start to see the BS for themselves.
We are about to see the biggest collapse in the history of the world and 98% of the people are not even aware of the trouble coming this way.

Now is the time to prep, if for some reason you are not storing food, water and other needed supplies you need to do so NOW!!! Get off your butt's and get to work, storing food will save your life.
Stand ready and be strong, because evil is just over the hill and night is coming.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Reasons We Should Store Food


1. Severe seasonal weather, with road closures, power outages and supermarkets depleted by last second panic buyers.
2. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes with the supermarkets unable to restock shelves.
3. Ecological disasters such as the Three Mile Island nuclear facility's failure and contamination of food and a large area around the facility. This type of disaster could be from any type of contamination that would hurt food and livestock.
4. The possibility of nuclear war or terrorist attack.
5. Riots or civil insurrection due to collapse of government bodies, with gang warfare, looting and TSHTF.
6. Long-term illness
7. Loss of employment
8. Collapse of the currency system and inability to purchase needed goods.
9. TEOTWAWKI

There are many reasons to store food and be ready for the coming collapse. This government is going to fall and our dollar is going to fail. It's not if it will fail but when? Our time is short and everyday you waste is one day you will wish you had back later. Make a plan and store needed food so you can survive. Do it today!!!

I will be coming up on my 200th post in a few days and will be having a giveaway. I will be giving away a slinky shortwave antenna and a book, (Building a Log Cabin Retreat-A do-it-yourself guide By Michael Mulligan). So keep an eye out for the details.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

List Of Great Survival Books



Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival by Jack A. Spigarelli
The Foxfire Book series (in 11 volumes, but the first five are the best)
When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergencyby Matthew Stein
Preparedness Now!: An Emergency Survival Guide (Expanded and Revised Edition)by Aton Edwards
Five Acres and Independence: A Handbook for Small Farm Management by Maurice G. Kains
How to Stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier
Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival
Tom Brown's Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking
Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants (Field Guide)

Ditch Medicine: Advanced Field Procedures For Emergencies by Hugh Coffee
Living Well on Practically Nothingby Ed Romney
The Secure Home by Joel Skousen
Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life, by Neil Strauss
98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive by Cody Lundin
When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes by Cody Lundin
Just in Case by Kathy Harrison
Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance by John & Martha Storey
Adventure Medical Kits A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness &; Travel Medicine by Eric A. Weiss, M.D
Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition by Abigail R. Gehring
The Weed Cookbook: Naturally Nutritious - Yours Free for the Taking! by Adrienne Crowhurst
The Modern Survival Retreat by Ragnar Benson
Principles of Personal Defense - Revised Edition by Jeff Cooper
Survival Poaching by Ragnar Benson
First Aid -- (American Red Cross Handbook) Responding To Emergencies
Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook by David Werner
Where There Is No Dentist by Murray Dickson
The Encyclopedia of Country Living (Tenth Edition) by Carla Emery
Making the Best of Basics - Family Preparedness Handbook by James Talmage Stevens
Ball Blue Book of Preserving
Cookin' with Home Storage by Vicki Tate
Nuclear War Survival Skills by Cresson H. Kearney
The Alpha Strategy by John Pugsley.
Boston's Gun Bible by Boston T. Party
Survival Guns by Mel Tappan (The Janus Press, Rogue River, Oregon)
Tappan on Survival by Mel Tappan (The Janus Press, Rogue River, Oregon)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Prep Like Your Life Depends On It!!

And your life does depend on it. I feel like now is the worst this country has see so far and will only get even worse. Stop wasting time and prep like crazy. Stock up on food, water and medical supplies. I make a trip to Wal-Mart once a week and buy items for my survival. I have a list of items I need and work from the list each week, but if I see something that is on super sale I will buy it too. And remember to get a foodsaver and bags for it. I use my foodsaver all the time.
Things to do:
1 Make a list of needed items
2 Start working on it ASAP
3 Keep up with info about the crazy world and not with the news, go to Alex Jones, Big John Lipscomb and many other Patriots to get the real info on this world.
4 Read as many books on survival as you can my next post will be a list of great books to read and own.
5 Get out and work on your survival skills, because a skill not used is a worthless skill.

Keep your eye's open because the evil NWO is up to no good I can smell the bullshit they are pushing on us. So stand ready with your gun in hand and your ammo near by.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Disaster Supplies Kit

Earthquakes, floods, and other disasters can seriously disrupt normal life. Services may not be available, transportation may be cut off and roads may be blocked. In some cases, you may be forced to evacuate. Be ready to respond to any situation by assembling and maintaining a Disaster Supplies Kit.

Water

Plan on one gallon of water per person per day. Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as mason jars or glass bottles. Use water for health.

Because water is so important to human survival, it should never be withheld. Drink at least two quarts per day, as long as supplies last, and look for alternative sources.

Food

Store at least a three-day supply of no-perishable food. Choose foods that require no refrigeration, cooking, or preparation and are compact and lightweight. If food must be cooked, include a can of sterno.

Food suggestions:


Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, and vegetables
Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water)
Staples-sugar, salt, pepper
High energy foods-peanut butter, jelly, crackers, nuts, health food bars, trail mix.
Comfort stress foods-cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals.
Vitamins
Container
Store the supplies in an easy-to-carry object such as a large, covered trash container, camping backpack, or a duffel bag.
First Aid Kits

Have two first aid kits. Keep a complete first aid kit in your home and car.
Items to include:


Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
4-inch gauze pads
Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
Triangular bandages (3)
2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
3-inch sterile roller bandages
Scissors
Tweezers
Needles
Moistened towelettes
Antiseptic
Thermometer
Tongue blades (2)
Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
Assorted sizes of safety pins
Cleansing agent-soap
Latex gloves (2 pair)
Sunscreen
Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
Anti-diarrhea medication
Antacid (for upset stomach)
Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
Laxative
Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)
Contact your local American Red Cross chapter to obtain a basic first aid textbook.
Supplies and Tools


Emergency preparedness manual
Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
Non-electric can opener, utility knife
Fire extinguisher, small canister, A-B-C type
Tube tent
Pliers
Tape
Compass
Matches in a waterproof container
Aluminum foil
Signal flares
Paper and pencils
Needles and thread
Medicine dropper
Shut off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
Whistle
Plastic sheeting
Clothing and Bedding
Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.


Sturdy shoes or work boots
Rain gear
One blanket or sleeping bag per person
Hat and gloves
Thermal underwear
Sunglasses
Sanitation

Toilet paper, towelettes
Soap, liquid detergent
Feminine supplies
Personal items-shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, comb and brush, lip balm.
Small shovel, for digging and expedient latrine
Plastic garbage bag and ties
Plastic bucket with tight lid
Disinfectant
Household chlorine bleach
Special Items
Include items for household members with special needs, such as infants, elderly, or disabled individuals.

Babies
Formula
Diapers
Bottles
Powdered Milk
Medications
Elderly people
Heart and high blood pressure medication
Insulin
Prescription drugs
Denture needs
Favorite entertainment items
Coloring books and crayons
Games
Books
Important Documents
Keep these records in a waterproof container.

Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds.
Passports, social security cards, immunization records
Savings and checking account numbers
Credit card account numbers and companies
Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers
Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
Storage Suggestions
Store the kit in a safe, convenient place known to all family members. If possible, it should be a cool, dry, dark location. Keep a smaller version of your Disaster Supplies Kit in the trunk of your car. Keep items, or groups of items, in water-proof and air tight plastic bags. Change the water supply every six months so it stays fresh. Rotate the food every six months. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the proper procedure for storing prescription medications. Replace batteries often.

Author unknown

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vehicle Pack List From The 90's

Staying Alive
by Bill Revill
Published in American Surival Guide, November 1994
Permanently leave the following in a vehicle

Water bottle (2 pints)
Canned/dried food
Nylon shelter (hootch)
Machete
Torch
12 volt light
Toilet tissue
Leather gloves
Nylon rope (30 feet)
Silva compass
Sun screen cream
Canvas water filter
Tomahawk
Hunting Knife
Candles
Fire starter kit
Small frying pan
Folding stove
Solid fuel tablets
.22 Rifle (single shot)
Ammo
Space blanket
Folding shovel
Roll of thin wire
Knapsack Survival Kit
No matter what the destination or reason for the trip, my knapsack survival kit travels with me whenever I venture beyond the blacktop. It's the very first item thrown on board. No exceptions.

If I happen to be taking off as navigator in a friend's vehicle, the knapsack is still mandatory equipment. Survival is a personal responsibility so it's unwise to count on someone else being sufficiently prepared.

This entire kit is contained in a robust, canvas knapsack that, when full, weighs just under 7 pounds and takes no more space than two six-packs.

Here are some examples of what's in it:


Water purifiers
Wind/waterproof matches
Water filter
Candle stub
Plastic zip-lock bags
Solid fuel
Compass
Survival blanket
Notebook and pencil
Nylon para cord
Fishing kit
Small tent pegs
Dried stew mix
Plastic eyelets
Dried soups
Cotton gloves
Biscuits
Toilet tissue
Tea and coffee
Soap
Sugar
Repellent
Tube milk
Field dressings
Breakfast cereal
Mosquito coils
Pocket knife
Sewing kit
In all, there are 122 items randomly packed into the kit, all of which directly or indirectly contribute to the six basic survival requirements. But here too, food items require rotation at least annually.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

After The Collapse The Items That Go First!

100 Items to Disappear First After The Collapse

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
10. Rice - Beans - Wheat
11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,)
12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade if for drinking.
14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won't heat a room.)
15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
17. Survival Guide Book.
18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
21. Cook stoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
22. Vitamins
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
29. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid) (A MUST)
33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
34. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit
35. Tuna Fish (in oil)
36. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
37. First aid kits
38. Batteries (all sizes...buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
41. Flour, yeast & salt
42. Matches. {"Strike Anywhere" preferred.) Boxed, wooden matches will go first
43. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime.)
45. Work boots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
46. Flashlights/LIGHT STICKS & torches, "No. 76 Dietz" Lanterns
47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience; Historic Times)
48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting - if with wheels)
49. Men's Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
51. Fishing supplies/tools
52. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
53. Duct Tape
54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
55. Candles
56. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
57. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
58. Garden tools & supplies
59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
62. Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
63. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
64. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
65. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
67. Board Games, Cards, Dice
68. d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
75. Soy sauce, vinegar, bullion's/gravy/soup base
76. Reading glasses
77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
78. "Survival-in-a-Can"
79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
80. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog
81. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
85. Lumber (all types)
86. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
87. Cots & Inflatable mattress's
88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
89. Lantern Hangers
90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
91. Teas
92. Coffee
93. Cigarettes
94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
95. Paraffin wax
96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
97. Chewing gum/candies
98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
100. Goats/chickens

Monday, January 18, 2010

Where Is Your Line In The Sand?

What is the one thing that will push you to far? Is it the gun grab or is it the new health care bill. Will it be something going on now or is it something the NWO has in the works. I think my vote is for the gun grab, I will not give up my guns....... never!!!!! I will stand strong and fight for my freedom and my right to own firearms. So my line in the sand is the gun grab!
I see many things that could be someones line in the sand, so share with me what that point is for you. What is your line in the sand?

What If?

What if uncle sugar and the rest of the bungholes that lead this country can pull off a big rip off of this country. Just like the one that they are pulling on us right now. What if they pull this off and somehow pull the cover over the eyes of 99% of the people, and some what bring the economy back from the brink with there fake numbers and bull-dung talk. I see the collapse coming and coming soon, but my question is "What If they can pull off the biggest rip off and get away with it?" Just remember that most of the country is asleep and don't see the full truth. Only a small percent of us can see the real truth. The truth that this government is not for the people and by the people, it's for themselves and in spite of the the people, hell the people just need to shut the hell up and do as told with zero questions. This is the true country we live in, not the candy coated one you read about or see on the evening news. We as Americans need to wake up and see the real country we live in, and make a stand to take back our once great land. I know for a fact that our forefathers would be sick to see this country today, I know I feel sick when I look at it.
Now it the time of the American Patriots to wake up and make a stand for freedom. Prepare yourselves with food, water, medical supplies and learn as many skills as you can to help you survive this coming collapse. Get you guns and ammo ready, because evil is at our door and he has a taste for blood.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

When?

I know it's coming and you know it's coming, but when? When is the big collapse going to hit? I said it would hit right after the shopping season and the low sales from retail sector. But I see the New Year has came and is well on it's way and no collapse yet. I still think it is on it's way and when it hits it will hit very hard. Most of the walking dead of this country will not see the collapse coming. I think it will hit most of them like a ton of bricks. I'm sure most of the walking dead have little or no food stored away. And when the SHTF they will freak out and run around like chickens with there heads cut off. The first hours of the collapse will be a nightmare, with people fighting over the last items of food and water. Do you want to be in that mess? Do you want to have to fight a group of crazy fools to get you and your family a few days worth of food and water? I know I don't want to have to fight for my first weeks food at the last second and not get what I need or want. I have stocked up on needed food and water, plus I have needed household items and medical supplies.
We all know it's coming, just not when it's coming.
Take some time and make a plan to store some food and water, and start a garden this spring. Learn a new skill every 3-6 months like how to do woodworking or how to make soap or how to reload ammo. Just remember that every skill you pick up and retain is one more reason you will be a great survivalist. Our goal is to live and live well.
My friends keep your eyes open and your ear to the ground so you can hear the NWO as they approach. Evil is coming and you best be ready to fight them off. Have your gun and ammo battle ready.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

11 Clear Signs That The U.S. Economy Is Headed Into The Toilet

The Economic Collapse
January 15, 2010 Found at Infowars.com
The vast majority of the talking heads on television are still speaking of the current economic collapse as if it is a temporary “recession” that will soon be over. So far, the vast majority of the American people seem to believe this as well, although for many Americans there is a very deep gnawing in the pit of their stomachs that is telling them that there is something very, very wrong this time around. The truth is that the foundations of the U.S. economy have been destroyed by an orgy of government, corporate and individual debt that has gone on for decades. It was the greatest party in the history of the world, but now the party is over. The following are 11 signs from just this past month that show that the U.S. economy is headed into the toilet and will not be recovering….

#1) When even Wal-Mart is closing stores you know things are bad. Wal-Mart announced on Monday that it will close 10 money-losing Sam’s Club stores and will cut 1,500 jobs in order to reduce costs. So if even Wal-Mart has to shut down stores, what chance do other retailers have?
#2) Americans are going broke at a staggering pace. 1.41 million Americans filed for personal bankruptcy in 2009 – a 32 percent increase over 2008.
#3) American workers are working harder than ever and yet making less. After adjusting for inflation, pay for production and non-supervisory workers (80 percent of the private workforce) is 9% lower than it was in 1973. But those Americans who do still have jobs are the fortunate ones.
#4) Unemployment is absolutely exploding all over the United States. Minority groups have been hit particularly hard. For example, unemployment on many U.S. Indian reservations is over 80 percent.
#5) Unfortunately the employment situation is showing no signs of turning around. December was actually the worst month for U.S. unemployment since the so-called ”Great Recession” began.
#6) So just how bad are things when compared to past recessions? During the 2001 recession, the U.S. economy lost 2% of its jobs and it took four years to get them back. This time the U.S. economy has lost more than 5% of its jobs and there is no sign that the bleeding of jobs will stop any time soon.
#7) Can you imagine trying to get your first job in this economic climate? Our young men and women either can’t get work or have given up on work altogether. The percentage of Americans 16 to 24 who have jobs is 13 percent lower than ten years ago.
#8) So where did all the jobs go? Over the past few decades we have allowed the corporate giants to ship mountains of American jobs overseas, and there are signs that this trend is only going to get worse. In fact, Princeton University economist Alan S. Blinder estimates that 22% to 29% of all current U.S. jobs will be out of country within two decades. So get ready for even more of our jobs to be shipped off to Mexico, China and India.
#9) All of these job losses are leading to defaults on mortgages. Over the past couple of years we have seen the American Dream in reverse. According to a report that was just released, delinquent home loans at government-controlled mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac surged 20 percent from July through September.
#10) But that is nothing compared to what is coming. A massive “second wave” of mortgage defaults is getting ready to hit the U.S. economy starting in 2010. In fact, this “second wave” is so frightening that even 60 Minutes is reporting on it.
#11) Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve has announced that it made a record profit of $46.1 billion in 2009. Apparently during this economic crisis it is a very good time to be a bankster.

Friday, January 15, 2010

How To Survive A Flu Pandemic

The possibility of a modern flu pandemic has gone from being an academic question to being discussed on the front page of major newspapers. Many people around the world are becoming increasingly frightened by all of this ominous news and they are searching for information for how they can successfully fight the flu without using chemicals or pharmaceutical drugs.

Do you know how to survive a flu pandemic?

The truth is that you can survive a flu pandemic. There are some really basic, common sense steps that you can take to help protect you and your family when a pandemic breaks out. Below we have compiled a list of health tips that will help you surive a flu pandemic.....

-- Wash Your Hands

This sounds like a very obvious tip, but you would be surprised by how many people simply will not do this. Washing your hands is the number one tip that health experts typically offer when asked to give tips on how to prevent the spread of disease.

The truth is that disease is spread by the hands almost more than by any other means. It is always a very good idea to wash your hands several times a day - especially whenever you have returned from being in a public place.

One key thing to remember is that disease can be passed by touching doorknobs and handles. After touching a doorknob or handle you will want to definitely wash your hands. Also, if you have just washed your hands in a restroom and then you turn a doorknob or handle on the way out you may have put the disease right back on your hands.

So be mindful of everything that you touch during a pandemic.

If you keep your hands clean that will go a long way in helping you to avoid catching the flu.

-- Avoid Public Places

If you do not have the swine flu already, how are you going to catch it?

From some other person, of course.

So while a flu pandemic is raging, it is advisable to avoid public places as much as you can.

Depending on your work situation that may or may not be possible, but you will want to do whatever is possible.

You will especially want to avoid places that thousands of people go through daily such as subways and other forms of public transportation. Stores and restaurants are also places where disease can spread very quickly.

If you typically take public transportation to work you may want to consider driving to work until a flu pandemic subsides.

-- Cover Your Mouth

The mouth is one of the key entry points for the flu. Covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze is always advisable - but especially when the flu is spreading.

In addition, if someone coughs or sneezes in your vicinity, you will want to turn away and leave that area as quickly as possible. Washing your face and hands after encountering someone you think may have the virus is also a very good idea.

-- Wear A Mask

A mask can help you avoid catching the flu, but it is far from the perfect solution.

For one thing, the less expensive masks do not filter out everything. Some are recommending that you get an M95 mask, but those are not 100 percent effective either.

Secondly, if you do wear a mask you will want to change them often. Whatever gets caught in your mask can end up drying out and once it does you can end up breathing the virus right in through your mask.

So do wear a mask during a flu pandemic if you can, but realize that a mask is not going to always protect you from getting the flu.

-- Fight The Virus Naturally

If you got a flu shot that is not going to cover you against most forms of the flu. The reality is that flu shots have some significant side effects and they typically only cover one strain of the flu anyway.

So what should you do?

Some people are suggesting Tamiflu, but the truth about Tamiflu is that most flu viruses quickly develop resistance to the drug, and it is being reported by many health experts that Tamiflu has some rather disturbing side effects.

Fortunately there are some natural ways that you can fight the flu that are not commonly known.

First of all, you will want to strengthen your immune system as much as you can. During a flu pandemic, take plenty of vitamin C and vitamin D every day even if you are not feeling sick. By building up your defenses this will help your immune system to be as strong as possible if you ever do come down with the disease.

There have also been reports of healthy patients developing an auto-immune response known as a cytokine storm in response to some forms of the flu. For those who are concerned about an auto-immune response to the flu, many health experts are saying that taking plenty of vitamin A can help avoid that.

If you do develop the flu, the following are some products that many health experts are recommending for battling the flu.....

*Oil Of Oregano

*Elderberry

*Fish Oil

*Sambucol

*Olive Leaf Extract

The truth is that there are things that you can do to prevent and fight the flu. Rather than being paralyzed by worry and fear when a pandemic comes, the better response is to gather information and to prepare.

Even if this current swine flu threat does not become a pandemic, the threat is far from over. Many of the top virologists in the world are now openly concerned about what will happen when the H1N1 flu virus encounters the H5N1 virus.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

World Food Shortage

All you have to do is log onto the computer to see the news of food shortages. It's all over the world, North Korea, England and even here in the USA. This is a link to a story on North Korea http://sg.news.yahoo.com/afp/20100110/tbs-nkorea-politics-food-e65dddb.html Higher food prices are here to stay, with each week we see more and more movement in the price of food. And I can tell you it's not going down in price. I know most of you who read my blog stock up on food and water, and are getting ready for the collapse. I am sending this out to the few who read this blog and don't prep or store food and other needed supplies. Will you stop and think for just a second and look at the news about the food shortages and the bad weather in the south. The deep south just had a big freeze and a very large amount of the crops there are gone. This year has been one of the worst years for food production in this country and other countries. The time to store food and water is now!!! Our time is very short and as each day fades away we get closer to the collapse. The dollar is on the edge of a cliff and at any time it could fall. With the cost of food, gas, and just about everything you can think of going up, we all need a back up plan. So sit down today and start a back up plan for your survival. Stock up on food and water and any medical supplies you can find. START TODAY AND DON'T WASTE TIME!!!!! GET TO IT!!!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Survival Skills

Survival skills are techniques a person may use for an indefinite duration to survive a dangerous situation. Generally speaking, these techniques are meant to provide the basic necessities for human life: water, food, shelter, habitat, and the need to think straight, to signal for help, to navigate safely, to avoid unpleasant interactions with animals and plants, and for first aid. In addition, survival skills are often basic ideas and abilities that ancient humans had to use for thousands of years, so these skills are partially a reenactment of history. Many of these skills are the ways to enjoy extended periods of time in remote places, or a way to thrive in nature. Some people use these skills to better appreciate nature and for recreation, not just survival.
Such skills are presented as useful in situations such as storms or earthquakes or in dangerous locations such as desert, mountains, and jungle. Every different situation or location is said to present a different range of dangers. Techniques to fit most situations are suggested by sources on the topic.
Secondary sources on survival skills, including those produced by the United States Army, and the Boy Scouts of America (priorities for an individual or group in a survival situation) , formulate lists of needs to be met for survival.
The needs for survival are differently conceptualized between sources; they may give six, or seven, or ten "needs" or "priorities." Furthermore, those sources often differ as to the relative priority of survival needs in a given survival situation. Some sources expressly acknowledge what seems manifest: that the order of priority of survival needs shifts according to the immediate situation faced.
One widely circulated concept to help set priorities is called the "Rule of Three":
The Rule of Three states:
1 Humans cannot survive more than three hours exposed to extremely low temperatures.
2 Humans cannot survive more than 3 days without water.
3 Humans cannot survive more than three weeks without food.
The Rule of Three is often otherwise formulated and is viewed by commentators as a rough guide. An aircrew reportedly lasted 8 days without water in a life raft . People have survived without food for over twenty-one days.
In 1998, Alaskan fireman Robert Bogucki survived for 12 days without water and 36 days without food in the Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia, but the Rule of Three is still a good guide to go by in survival.
The Boy Scouts, in addition to listing seven priorities, use a mnemonic device, "STOP", to address the mental aspects of survival. "STOP" stands for "Stop, Think, Observe, Plan." I like this, but the plan part is big to me. We all need a plan for survival and not after the event hits, but before the event happens. If we have a set of plans in play before an emergency happens we stand a better chance for survival. So STOP and make a plan or two for you and your families survival.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Survival Skills # 38 Survival Cache For Emergencies

It would be a good idea to cache a few 5 gallon buckets with back up gear in it. I would use a food saver and pull all the air out of the bag to save space, plus this will keep all the items dry and clean. Here is a list of items I would put into my back up buckets. You would place this cache in a place you can get to with ease but someone else would have a hard time finding.
List for a Cache
1 to 2 Buckets
MRE's for three to five days
Water for three days
Toilet paper, soap and a towel
Hand wipes and hand sanitizer
A good knife with a sharpener
A hand gun with mags and ammo
A change of clothes, Like socks, underwear, and shirts
And something to start a fire with, tinder, lighter and wood matches
Plastic sheets or a good tarp
Some kind of light, like a Flashlight

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I got this in an e-mail.....

The Ant and Grasshopper - Two Different Morals(Updated)
THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

This one is a little different... . Two Different Versions.... ........... ..... Two Different Morals


OLD VERSION

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away..

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!


MODERN VERSION

The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.'

ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, “We shall overcome.” Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.

President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper's plight.

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and once peaceful, neighborhood..

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2010.

It's The Weekend....

Lots going on this weekend I went looking for more ammo with zero luck. I went looking for more lamp oil with zero luck till I went to OSH, it's a hardware store and part of Sears. I found four gallons of lamp oil and at a fair price. I will be going to Southern California soon and will make a stop at Major Surplus and Survival Supply. I can order off line from them but when I plan a trip down that way I make a list and shop when I'm there so I save on shipping. And when you can save a few dollars you go with it.
Make plans to survive!
Store Food, water, and medical supplies!
Get a gun and find as much ammo as you can!
Learn to use the gun, then learn to ues it well!
Keep your eye's open and your ear to the ground, because evil is coming!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Short Post Today

So a new year and a new start for some of us. I plan to work my backside off getting more ready this year. I have to do this because I feel like the wall is about to fall. The dollar is on it's last leg and this country was on it's last leg so I don't know how we are still rolling along. I am sure it's due to the lies and fake numbers the fed push on us. I tell you my friends this bubble is about to pop and it will not be nice. Get your house in order and store food water and other needed items ASAP.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

So..........Tell Me What You Think......

So it's a new year and the same old lies. What do you think will be the new next set of lies from our great leaders? Do you think the collapse is coming soon? What do you think will be the trigger point for the collapse?
I think it will be a move from the government like a lock down of some kind from a fake emergency that will go into a police state, then the FEMA Camps will come into play. I pray for the people that are not ready. If you are one of them stop what you are doing and make a plan and store up food, water and medical supplies. A storm is coming and it will be the worse storm you have ever seen, because this storm will kill, steal, rape, hurt and take from you your loved ones. The plan the NWO has for this country is just pure evil. The only thing that stands between the NWO and your freedom is the great Patriots of this country. My Question to you is, are you a Patriot and a freedom fighter? Or are you a slug on the backside of the freedom fighters of this country? Only you can make a stand, but if we all make a stand then we become a group and as a group of freedom fighters we can fight to save our freedoms. I ask you today if you have not made a stand do it today. Be a Patriot and stay free. Or you can stay a slug and become a member at Camp FEMA!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Great Post From Michael At http://wwwstayalive.blogspot.com/

This post was made on 01/06/2010 at http://wwwstayalive.blogspot.com/
Michael and this Selous Scout are right on target 110%. This country is going down and only a small group of people will be ready. Use your time well, get ready to survive.


SELOUS SCOUT AND SURVIVAL

I quite readily stole this from Selous Scout this morning. I have seen it before but it never had the validity it does now. Or maybe I never had the brains to see what it all was about. Here it is.
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Something to Think About
About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government."A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury."

From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence;

8. From dependence back into bondage.

Looks like we're somewhere between #6 and #8.

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I feel very much that this is an accurate analysis of our position these days. Never doubt that the system boys are banking on this to be true. And never doubt for an instant that they don't know about it, cause they damn sure do. I remember when Bill Clinton was having difficulties in the legal area and it looked like his ass was in the quicksand. I read some of the things his lawyer was filing and they looked like they had been filed by any Patriot you might meet on the street. The bastards in Washington know exactly what is going on and where it all stands according to the constitution. They are just boiling the frog and they know all about that too. There are no surprises. What will surprise them will be the reaction of we the people when the SHTF. And the shit is going to hit the fan. Never doubt that. The natural way of things will render the treachery of the powers that be to dust. Printing money out of thin air and loaning it to banks for no interest cannot go on forever. The chickens DO come home to roost.

For there to be any kind of a recovery we have to have jobs. We have to make things for the market place that are necessary. This country does not do that any more. China makes stuff but how necessary it is can be debated. If you can't understand this kind of talk just take my word for the fact that the whole shootin' match is going up in smoke. If you have food it will be because you produced it or you got on the government tit and they let you have enough to stay alive. Eating well will be the privilege of the producers. To say this in simple terms, grow it or grovel. Grow or starve. And a lot of Americans will be on their knees before this all gets ironed out. Either become a producer or sew some extra padding on the knees of your trousers.

Then, of course, we must learn to deal with those who would put us on our knees involuntarily. This is not a big problem to solve. You shoot the bastards. A man has no business on his knees unless he is praying to God. Or digging roots for foods or cures. But we have the perverted folks in Washington who would greatly love to put you on your knees. This must be resisted at all costs. DO NOT EVER LET THE BASTARDS GET YOU DOWN ON YOUR KNEES. And that includes those who would steal you into poverty. If they can steal your food supply they can force you to your knees through hunger. I am married to a forager and that is a good thing. Food grows wild and we can eat it if we but know what to eat. Most of the time we have food stored away. If it gets taken we go looking. But we stay off of our knees. You do the same.

Wild game is a tasty and healthy way to eat. Good organic meat. Anything from a songbird to a Whitetail deer. It may be messy and troublesome to exist off of wild game but it sure beats the hell out of going hungry or getting on your knees.

When this system snaps it is going to be ugly. And I mean uglier that you have ever seen. Things will be happening that you never dreamed you would see in America. Stone buildings will be the style of the future. With gun ports at strategic locations. Built over a small spring if you can arrange it. Nothing like having a water source that the scabrous bastards can't get to and poison.

I'll close for now and wish you all a good day. Our day is full of snow. It has been predicted that we will get six inches of the white fluffy stuff today and tomorrow. The kids will like it.

Stay alive.

Michael

Monday, January 4, 2010

Same Old Junk In The News

I got up today and started off with reading the news and as always it's the same old junk. All lies and a big trick to fool the people of this country. I see the road ahead as a sick road of lies that will pull so many people down. You need to start a plan and start stocking up on food, water and other needed items for your survival. I saw that over the last 10 years we have had 0% job growth, and I see it getting worse over the next 10 years. Life is about to get very hard and if you are not prepared for it it will even be harder. Stop daydreaming and get to work on your survival. Every thing you do today is one thing less to do tomorrow.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

This is the first day of 2010 and a new start for me and my wife. We have a new outlook on our life and are planning for the days ahead. The country seems to be OK but we all know that under the lies and the cover up by our fine government is a big mess and a short road to a collapse of the dollar and this country. I am doing all I can to be ready and stocked up. You should make it a New Years Resolution to have a plan and stock up on food and water. My Best Wishes to you and yours this new year.