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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.



Friday, December 31, 2010

Fun Stuff

This was sent to me by a friend and is very funny.....

Maybe Santa will stuff their stockings with brains!!!!

Date: 12-25-10

A DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of 'why' our country is in trouble:

1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter) ask for an aisle seat so that her hair
wouldn't get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!)

2. I got a call from a Kansas Congressman's (Moore) staffer (Howard Bauleke), who wanted to go to
Capetown. I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information, and then he interrupted
me with, ''I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts ..''

Without trying to make him look stupid, I calmly explained, ''Cape Cod is in Massachusetts , Capetown is in Africa ''

His response -- click.

3. A senior Vermont Congressman (Bernie Sanders) called, furious about a Florida package we did. I asked
what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando . He said he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain
that's not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the state.

He replied, 'don't lie to me, I looked on the map and Florida is a very thin state!'' (OMG)

4. I got a call from a lawmaker's wife (Landra Reid) who asked, ''Is it possible to see England from Canada ?''

I said, ''No.'' -- She said, ''But they look so close on the map.'' (OMG, again!)

5. An aide for a cabinet member(Janet Napolitano) once called and asked if he could rent a car in Dallas .
I pulled up the reservation and noticed he had only a 1-hour layover in Dallas . When I asked him why he
wanted to rent a car, he said, ''I heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to drive between
gates to save time.'' (Aghhhh)

6. An Illinois Congresswoman (Jan Schakowsky) called last week She needed to know how it was possible
that her flight from Detroit left at 8:30 a.m., and got to Chicago at 8:33 a.m.

I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois , but she couldn't understand the concept of time zones.
Finally, I told her the plane went fast, and she bought that.

7. A New York lawmaker, (Jerrold Nadler) called and asked, ''Do airlines put your physical description on
your bag so they know whose luggage belongs to whom?'' I said, 'No, why do you ask?'

He replied, ''Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put a tag on my luggage that said (FAT), and I'm
overweight. I think that's very rude!''

After putting him on hold for a minute, while I looked into it. (I was dying laughing). I came back and explained
the city code for Fresno , Ca. Is (FAT - Fresno Air Terminal), and the airline was just putting a destination tag
on his luggage.

8. A Senator John Kerry aide (Lindsay Ross) called to inquire about a trip package to Hawaii . After going over
all the cost info, she asked, ''Would it be cheaper to fly to California and then take the train to Hawaii ?''

9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman, Bobby Bright (D) from Ala who asked, ''How do
I know which plane to get on?''

I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he replied, ''I was told my flight number is 823, but none of these
planes have numbers on them.''

10. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D)
Called and said, ''I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola , Florida . Do I have to get on one of those little computer planes?''

I asked if she meant fly to Pensacola , FL on a commuter plane.

She said, ''Yeah, whatever, smarty!''

11. Mary Landrieu (D) La. Senator called and had a question about the documents she needed in order to fly to China.
After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded her that she needed a visa. 'Oh, no I don't. I've been to China many
times and never had to have one of those''

I double checked and sure enough, her stay required a visa. When I told her this she said, ''Look, I've been to China four
times and every time they have accepted my American Express!''

12. A New Jersey Congressman (John Adler) called to make reservations, ''I want to go from Chicago to Rhino,
New York .''

I was at a loss for words. Finally, I said, ''Are you sure that's the name of the town?''

'Yes, what flights do you have?'' replied the man.

After some searching, I came back with, ''I'm sorry, sir, I've looked up every airport code in the country and can't find
a rhino anywhere."

''The man retorted, ''Oh, don't be silly! Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!''

So I scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, ''You don't mean Buffalo , do you?''

The reply? ''Whatever! I knew it was a big animal.''

Now you know why the Government is in the shape that it's in!!!
Could anyone possibly be this DUMB?

Yes they can, they walk among us, they are in politics, and they continue to breed……

Happy New Year

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

It's that time of year again, the time when we set the goals for the new year. We all do it every year even if it's just you saying, "I am not going to do that, eat that or say that next year." So what is your Resolution for the upcoming new year?
My New Year Resolutions are:
1)To loss some more weight
2)Work a little more to make some extra money(for preps)
3)Learn a new skill every 4 months, I want to learn 3 new skills a year.
4)Walk and work out more, I walk two times a week and hit the gym 1-2 times a week, I want to do more
5)Eat better and stop eating the take out junk!
6)Add 3-6 more months to my preps(food and water)
7)Go to Church more(I'm hit or mis on this and I need to do better)
8)Give, love and care more for my friends, family and others.(God's love is a giving love, so I would like to be more like Him)
9)Get rid of more junk I don't need in the house and the shop
10)Work on getting out of this state, I hate it here!!!!

God Bless and Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

10 New Year’s Re-Solutions For Non-violent Rebellion

As the United States edges closer to becoming a third world country; anger, frustration, and cynicism continue to mount in the minds of the American population. In fact, a recent Pew Research poll showed that 80% of baby boomers are pessimistic about America’s future. This pessimism seems warranted as authentic political solutions appear to be in short supply in our corporate state.
The democratic political system is now clearly run by crony cartelism. The multinational banks have hijacked the economy and are openly looting the public. Mounting and impossible-to-pay off debt is crippling local governments. The entire spectrum of our rights continues to degrade. Crimes that would land regular citizens in jail are now openly being committed by the elite and their organizations with no justice. And perhaps most telling, the power structure is establishing a control grid to eliminate due process for the Internet and beyond to stifle any dissent.

Given the current situation, it can seem impossible to affect real change. However, the exact opposite is the case. The only reason the system is maintained is because the majority still acquiesce to it. However, change won’t come by electing new establishment politicians, because no matter how noble they may be they still must play the corrupt game. Change won’t come through violent protests or offensive cyber hacktivism, as that only invites and justifies the creeping police state. We must stop accepting and supporting the system, individually, in order to change it.

Because our representative democracy has become a fraud, and the media and courts are clearly shills for the oligarchs, our only action appears to be non-violent rebellion; one person and community at a time. We can expose the crimes and immorality of the corporate state through civil disobedience and conscientious objection. We can punish multinational companies who commit flagrant fouls on humanity and the environment by boycotting them. Additionally, we can peacefully regain our liberty by becoming less dependent on the system for our basic needs.


Here are ten solutions through non-violent activism:

1. Buy Local Food: One of the most powerful cartels that has their tentacles into government is the food cartel. Their agenda has been to control the basic resources of food (corn, wheat, soy, rice). The best way to conquer this cartel is by eating local; produce your own food, join and contribute to local cooperatives, and engage your neighbors and community for more local food solutions. Local co-ops are also a great place to trade locally crafted goods and even services. Obviously, do your best to avoid GMO food and eat organically when you can. Finally, be vocal and active in your opposition to GMO foods and the cartel control of the FDA.

2. Become More Self-Sufficient: Our modern society has made us dependent on something or someone other than ourselves for most necessities such as electricity, food, water, medicine, security, and education. This dependence puts us at the direction or disposal of the cartel state. Therefore, the only entity that has the power to grant us liberty is ourselves; and we can take back our independence through self-sufficiency. Being self-sufficient means learning skills that will help you and your family survive economic downturns or other emergencies. These skills may also help you to be less dependent on your job as they’ll make you a useful independent producer. Lead your neighborhood and community toward production and away from dependence.

3. Get Healthier: The increasing pace of life seems to offer a wealth of distractions from the importance of living a truly healthy and free life. Our modern world offers easy choices like fast-food in place of fresh produce; TV in place of reading, exercise, or meditation; Internet social networks in place of meaningful personal relationships, etc. Identify the areas lacking in your own life and resolve to make the necessary changes that will increase your physical fitness, mental acuity, and your spiritual evolution. These three areas are what truly sustain us in both good times and bad — not smart phones, computer games, and the virtual world.

4. Buy Silver and Gold: America desperately needs a monetary revolution before the dollar experiment completely collapses. Like all revolutions this must start from a groundswell of rebellious action. A good place to start is to convert your devaluing dollars to physical gold and silver. This will punish the banks, especially JP Morgan and the Federal Reserve, as well as protect your assets. Furthermore, if the dollar continues to collapse, silver and gold may well become a viable currency in society once again, as it already is in some parts of Michigan. Buying junk silver is something anyone can afford to do and is highly recommended.

5. Expose the Agenda: The “agenda” is one of consolidation of wealth, power, and control in every facet imaginable. The international elite are approaching near one-world control, which they call full spectrum dominance of economies and societies. In other words; national, local, and individual sovereignty is all but gone. It is extremely important to engage your local community, especially community leaders and police, to reiterate their obligation to serve the local community under the Constitution, and not to follow illegal Federal demands. Above all, do not give in to the temptation of apathy as you begin to learn more about the systems of control. These systems first count on your ignorance, then they count on laziness. Finally, say what you stand for such as peace, liberty, and genuine justice with even more force than shouting about what you oppose.

6. Boycott: In the U.S. it has become obvious that a system has taken hold which is economically designed for one thing: consumption. This is the value that each person has been given from birth. So, one key way to assert your power and value in such a system is to vote with your wallet. Every purchase you make either contributes to, or boycotts this corporatist structure. Become aware of who the real owners are and what inhumane practices are behind the products you purchase, so that you can make intelligent choices that support your health and promote justice. Additionally, it is important to learn the true contents of the products you buy, so that you don’t fall prey to slick advertising and corporate misdirection. Join or create campaigns to educate shoppers and force better labeling of products so it is easier for others to consciously boycott them.

7. Local Politics: Forget wasting any of your energy and resources on Federal politics — they have sold out long ago to the higher authorities that fund their multi-million dollar campaigns. Instead, get involved in small town politics and community initiatives. The future will be built from the ground up, starting right in your own neighborhood. Local politics is where you can affect tangible changes. Everything from removing chemicals from public water, to throwing the TSA out of your local airport, or refusing military recruitment or fusion centers in protest of the war on terror, can be accomplished at the local level. Each minor victory will send shock waves to other small communities and the country as a whole, so be sure to document the steps you have taken to achieve victory, then share your story for others to emulate.

8. Military refusal: Do not contribute to fraudulent wars, and do not succumb to the pressure of feeling “unpatriotic.” There are countless groups of veterans who have seen through the government lies that have led to unnecessary deaths, as well as the financial destruction of the country. There is, in fact, no more patriotic action that can be taken than to demand that our military be used properly to strengthen the country, rather than to weaken it. For some, there is absolutely no excuse for war, ever, and merely the act of showing up contributes to this affliction. It is a profound resolution of courage to live by your convictions. So, if opposing the fraudulent wars is your main issue, file as a conscientious objector and contribute to peace instead of war. As Gandhi said, “There is no path to peace; peace is the path.”

9. Don’t Use Banks: The banks have proven to be some of the most immoral, dare we say “evil,” institutions on the planet. Besides their Ponzi-style Wall Street casino and mortgage/foreclosure fraud, they also profit heavily from wars, Mexican drug gangs, and fleecing the public. Some are finding their actions so horrific that they’d prefer to default on their debts rather than give them another dime. That may be extreme given the consequences; however, we can at least vow not to take on any new bank financing of any kind — mortgages, credit cards, or car loans, etc. Where possible, bank with local credit unions instead of the big banks that make up the cartel. Another powerful action is to start or support a regional competing currency. On the Federal level, we can tell our Congress reps to support Ron Paul’s effort to legalize competing currencies nationwide.

10. Tax Resistance: Becoming a tax resister is a hardcore action of civil disobedience that comes with serious consequences — unless of course you’re Tim Geithner who gets to say “oops, my bad” in order to qualify as the head of collecting said taxes. However, when the electoral process and two-party system proves to be a farce, corporations clearly win on every issue, and the will of the people is no longer represented in the media or the courts, people are left with little choice but non-violent rebellion in all its forms. Tax rebellion is often cited by conscientious objectors who oppose how the government uses taxpayer dollars to fund immoral deeds such as war, authorizing torture, building the police state, and fraudulent bank bailouts. A second group of tax protesters refuse to file because they don’t believe income taxes to be lawful under the Constitution.

http://www.infowars.com/10-new-years-re-solutions-for-non-violent-rebellion/

Some Good Gifts For Christmas!!!

I got a few great items this year for Christmas and all of them were on my list for 2011. Nice way to start the new year!

Remington Glenwood Canyon Backpack

Back to Basics Grain Mill

Classic 10" Dutch Oven



Monday, December 27, 2010

New Year!!!!

OK Christmas is over and the New Year is just around the corner. So now is the time to make your plans for this upcoming year. Your prep list of needed items, you need this list. You put down the top 25 items you have to have for your prepping and go in order of what you need first. Use your list and shop around for the best price. I have 15 items on my list this year and with a very nice wife and a few great Christmas gifts I now only have 10 needed items on my list for 2011, but I will add a few more things I'm sure of that. A big part of being a survivalist is planing and having goals, then working to get to your goals. Make this year the year you get 100% of your prepping plans done.
Things are getting crazy with every week that goes by and working on our preps should be a big part of each and every week. Make it a goal this year to get one or two things done to your preps each and every week of this year. Make this the year you can say I have more than a year of food and water. Make this the year you can say to yourself I feel ready for TSHTF!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas And God Bless!!!!!!

Merry Christmas to all my readers, friends and family. May God Bless you and your family this holiday and in the coming new year.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!


 
"Twas the Night before Christmas" The Christmas Story
by Clement C. Moore
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
‘Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!’
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound,
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.
His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
and I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
and filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
and laying his finger aside of his nose,
and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
and away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
‘Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

After Christmas Prepping

Lets all remember that after Christmas every store in this country will start the big markdown of goods. Not all items are good for prepping but a few items will work well. I look for the gift sets with knifes, flashlights, flasks and other cool items. Last year I got five crank lights to put around the house and in the shop, they were $5.00 each but after Christmas they were 75% off so I got they for $1.25 each. This is a great time to get barter items. About 7-8 years ago I was in a Wal-Mart and it was first week of the new year and I was in the sporting goods area and saw a small stack of Remington gift tins, they had 250 rounds of 22LR and was in a nice little Christmas tin and were marked down to $4.00, so I bought all of them and still have a few I give as a Christmas gift from time to time. Keep your eye's open for good deals and check back every day or two because they mark down the stuff fast just to get rid of it. I have a few items I'm going to be keeping an eye on. Keep up your prepping and stay ready for the collapse, because it's coming!!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tipping Point: 25 Signs That The Coming Financial Collapse Is Now Closer Then Ever

The financial collapse that so many of us have been anticipating is seemingly closer then ever. Over the past several weeks, there have been a host of ominous signs for the U.S. economy. Yields on U.S. Treasuries have moved up rapidly and Moody’s is publicly warning that it may have to cut the rating on U.S. government debt soon. Mortgage rates are also moving up aggressively. The euro and the U.S. dollar both look incredibly shaky. Jobs continue to be shipped out of the United States at a blistering pace as our politicians stand by and do nothing. Confidence in U.S. government debt around the globe continues to decline. State and local governments that are drowning in debt across the United States are savagely cutting back on even essential social services and are coming up with increasingly “creative” ways of getting more money out of all of us. Meanwhile, tremor after tremor continues to strike the world financial system. So does this mean that we have almost reached a tipping point? Is the world on the verge of a major financial collapse?

Let’s hope not, but with each passing week the financial news just seems to get eve worse. Not only is U.S. government debt spinning wildly toward a breaking point, but many U.S. states (such as California) are in such horrific financial condition that they are beginning to resemble banana republics.

But it is not just the United States that is in trouble. Nightmarish debt problems in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Belgium and several other European nations threaten to crash the euro at any time. In fact, many economists are now openly debating which will collapse first – the euro or the U.S. dollar.

Sadly, this is the inevitable result of constructing a global financial system on debt. All debt bubbles eventually collapse. Currently we are living in the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world, and when this one bursts it is going to be a disaster of truly historic proportions.

So will we reach a tipping point soon? Well, the following are 25 signs that the financial collapse is rapidly getting closer….

#1 The official U.S. unemployment rate has not been beneath 9 percent since April 2009.

#2 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are currently 6.3 million vacant homes in the United States that are either for sale or for rent.

#3 It is being projected that the U.S. trade deficit with China could hit 270 billion dollars for the entire year of 2010.

#4 Back in 2000, 7.2 percent of blue collar workers were either unemployed or underemployed. Today that figure is up to 19.5 percent.

#5 The Chinese government has accumulated approximately $2.65 trillion in total foreign exchange reserves. They have drained this wealth from the economies of other nations (such as the United States) and instead of reinvesting all of it they are just sitting on much of it. This is creating tremendous imbalances in the global economy.

#6 Since the year 2000, we have lost 10% of our middle class jobs. In the year 2000 there were approximately 72 million middle class jobs in the United States but today there are only about 65 million middle class jobs.

#7 The United States now employs about the same number of people in manufacturing as it did back in 1940. Considering the fact that we had 132 million people living in this country in 1940 and that we have well over 300 million people living in this country today, that is a very sobering statistic.

#8 According to CoreLogic, U.S. housing prices have now declined for three months in a row.

#9 The average rate on a 30 year fixed rate mortgage soared 11 basis points just this past week. As mortgage rates continue to push higher it is going to make it even more difficult for American families to afford homes.

#10 22.5 percent of all residential mortgages in the United States were in negative equity as of the end of the third quarter of 2010.

#11 The U.S. monetary base has more than doubled since the beginning of the most recent recession.

#12 U.S. Treasury yields have been rising steadily during the 4th quarter of 2010 and recently hit a six-month high.

#13 Incoming governor Jerry Brown is scrambling to find $29 billion more to cut from the California state budget. The following quote from Brown about the desperate condition of California state finances is not going to do much to inspire confidence in California’s financial situation around the globe….

“We’ve been living in fantasy land. It is much worse than I thought. I’m shocked.”

#14 24.3 percent of the residents of El Centro, California are currently unemployed.

#15 The average home in Merced, California has declined in value by 63 percent over the past four years.

#16 Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has come up with a new way to save money. He wants to cut 20 percent of Detroit off from essential social services such as road repairs, police patrols, functioning street lights and garbage collection.

#17 The second most dangerous city in the United States – Camden, New Jersey – is about to lay off about half its police in a desperate attempt to save money.

#18 In 2010, 55 percent of Americans between the ages of 60 and 64 were in the labor market. Ten years ago, that number was just 47 percent. More older Americans than ever find that they have to keep working just to survive.

#19 Back in 1998, the United States had 25 percent of the world’s high-tech export market and China had just 10 percent. Ten years later, the United States had less than 15 percent and China’s share had soared to 20 percent.

#20 The U.S. government budget deficit increased to a whopping $150.4 billion last month, which represented the biggest November budget deficit on record.

#21 The U.S. government is somehow going to have to roll over existing debt and finance new debt that is equivalent to 27.8 percent of GDP in 2011.

#22 The United States had been the leading consumer of energy on the globe for about 100 years, but this past summer China took over the number one spot.

#23 According to an absolutely stunning new poll, 40 percent of all U.S. doctors plan to bail out of the profession over the next three years.

#24 As 2007 began, there were just over 1 million Americans that had been unemployed for half a year or longer. Today, there are over 6 million Americans that have been unemployed for half a year or longer.

#25 All over the United States, local governments have begun instituting “police response fees”. For example, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has come up with a plan under which a fee of $365 would be charged if police are called to respond to an automobile accident where no injuries are involved. If there are injuries as a result of the crash that is going to cost extra.

Found at :   http://www.infowars.com/tipping-point-25-signs-that-the-coming-financial-collapse-is-now-closer-then-ever/

Monday, December 20, 2010

Family

We have some of the family in town today and tomorrow so we have been out and about doing a little shopping. I just love the big groups of people around me..... NOT!!! It was not to bad I had one place to go and the wife and kid had two or three and it was nice in and out with great ease. I am now 100% done with my shopping. We have to go out tomorrow but just to shop for Christmas dinner stuff so I plan to go at 7am before the real fools get up and start running around.
Not much as far as my preps, but I know I have some gift cards on the way for Sportsman Warehouse that will go to good use. Not to much going on today..... more in my next post.......

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Last Weekend Before Christmas

Lets all take a moment and remember the true story of Christmas and what this time of year is all about. God is love and has his children we are to share his love with others and one way to share love is by giving. And your giving doesn't have to be part of the big mess we see every year with Black Friday and all the running around looking for the best gifts. I think the best gifts come from the heart, like one you make or one that has meaning. I can remember the year when my sister was very young and the year before my father died (My dad died when I was 14 and my sister was 9, he died on Dec. 22nd and we buried him on Christmas eve) my sister and I was given $20 dollars each to do shopping for the family, so we had to buy four gifts, one for mom, dad, grandmother and a gift for the other sibling. I think my sister was 8 and I was 13 and my sister bought my dad a pen, just a black ball point pen but she wrapped it herself and when he was opening it she told him it was full of love. He loved that pen and carried it everyday and even had it in his pocket the day he died. When a gift is from the heart and is received with love in your heart it will become a gift to remember. So as Christmas draws closer keep in mind that you can spend every penny you have and give the most gifts of anyone you know and still not find to joy that a $2 ball point pen can bring.


Luke 2:1-20 (New International Version)

Luke 2
The Birth of Jesus
1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Friday, December 17, 2010

N.Korea says war with South would go nuclear

SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea warned that another war with South Korea would involve nuclear weapons, as diplomatic efforts continued to ease high tensions over its deadly artillery attack and atomic ambitions.

Uriminzokkiri, the official website of the communist state, said in a commentary seen Friday that war on the Korean Peninsula is only a matter of time.

"Because of the South Koreans' reckless war policies, it is not about war or peace on the Korean peninsula but when the war will break out," the website said.

"If war breaks out, it will lead to nuclear warfare and not be limited to the Korean peninsula," it said in a posting dated Thursday.

In a separate commentary, ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun Friday described the peninsula as the world's most dangerous place.

It reiterated calls for a formal peace treaty with Washington and the withdrawal of 28,500 US troops from South Korea.

"The Korean peninsula remains a region fraught with the greatest danger of war in the world," the paper said. "This is entirely attributable to the US pursuance of the policy of aggression against the DPRK (North Korea)."

The North frequently claims nuclear war is imminent. But military tensions have risen sharply since it bombarded a South Korean border island on November 23, killing two marines and two civilians.

Pyongyang's disclosure last month of an apparently working uranium enrichment plant -- a potential new source of bomb-making material -- also heightened regional security fears.

Prominent US politician Bill Richardson is paying a private visit to Pyongyang to try to ease tensions.

The US envoy to stalled talks on the North's nuclear disarmament, Sung Kim, was to hold talks in Seoul later Friday with his South Korean counterpart Wi Sung-Lac.


Info found at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101217/ts_afp/nkoreaskoreamilitarynuclearwarning

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Meltup!!!

Free Survival and Preparedness Info!!!!

The American Preppers Network wants to give away free Survival and Preparedness Disks. Get your Free Disk at  http://www.freesurvivaldisk.com/

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Getting Ready!!!!

If you ever watch T.V. you may see the ads for Ready.gov you know the ad, (Get a kit, Make a plan and Be Informed)

I know as most of you that three days of food is a joke, hell if you remember hurricane katrina it took five days for FEMA to get bottles of water to the people at the super dome. I think that the Ready.gov push is a plan to give people a false sense of preparedness that will lead a lot of people(AKA Walking Dead) the the FEMA camps or at least lead the people into becoming a refugee, and we all know that the last thing you want is to become a refugee under the control of the government (FEMA). Don't fall for this junk prep like you need to live off your storage, because you will need to just that! Here is a good ad....
Get Seed, Know how to use them, store enough food and water for six months to a year, Have a few guns and lots of ammo and know how to clean and use them, have survival skills and stand ready to defend freedom!!!!


This is the info from the web site.


Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.

Emergency Supply List

Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit:

- Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers

Additional Items to Consider Adding to an Emergency Supply Kit:

- Prescription medications and glasses
- Infant formula and diapers
- Pet food and extra water for your pet
- Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
- Cash or traveler's checks and change
- Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from www.ready.gov
- Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
- Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
- Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
- Fire Extinguisher
- Matches in a waterproof container
- Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
- Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
- Paper and pencil
- Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

Through its Ready Campaign, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security educates and empowers Americans to take some simple steps to prepare for and respond to potential emergencies, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Ready asks individuals to do three key things: get an emergency supply kit, make a family emergency plan, and be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.

All Americans should have some basic supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days if an emergency occurs. Following is a listing of some basic items that every emergency supply kit should include. However, it is important that individuals review this list and consider where they live and the unique needs of their family in order to create an emergency supply kit that will meet these needs. Individuals should also consider having at least two emergency supply kits, one full kit at home and smaller portable kits in their workplace, vehicle or other places they spend time.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Not Much Going On.......

Just the same old junk in the news, lies, lies and more lies! I did get some work done around the house today, my youngest moved out, again. So we will be setting up that room as my wife's craft room and I will use it to for my leather work. All I did today was clear the room and get it ready to move the craft stuff into, so tomorrow I will start to set up the room and in no time she will be working on her crafts again. Over the last year she has been using the kitchen table as her craft area so she would have to set up and when done break down, but not any more. We are done with Christmas shopping and only go out into the mess of the shopping crazy if we must. We needed milk the other day so I waited till 2am and went to the 24 hour Safeway just to avoid the crazies. We drove by the Wal-Mart and that place was crazy, but sad to report I didn't see any thing I could report to DHS.
I am keeping up my prepping and hope you are doing the same.

Monday, December 13, 2010

How do you wink at an illegal?


This is how!!!!

Thought for the day....


Calling an illegal alien an

'undocumented immigrant'

is like calling a drug dealer an

'unlicensed pharmacist'!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

To My Friends and Family!!!!

To All My Democratic Friends/Family:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday. Practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2011, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
 
To My Republican Friends:Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Work To Do......

It's the weekend and I have my list of things I would like to get done. I have been awake sense 5:30am and on the go. My wife is with a friend today doing a craft fair. They make it sound like work but to tell the truth it's there gossip time with a little work and a lot of sitting around talking. She has fun and makes a few dollars at the same time so I'm all for it. It's the same as when I use to go to the barbershop and chat with all the old guys, but now I'm bald and have not seen the inside of a barbershop in over ten years.
Back to my list of things to do, today I plan to and have worked on my preps. I am  made three more 5 gallon buckets of food,(AND I'M NOT GOING TO WAL-MART) I got the rice and beans today at a local store and paid a little more for it but as I left the store I had a great feeling that I had done something right by not going to Wal-Mart. After the buckets I worked on the shop a little and got rid of more junk and freed up more space. Now I'm off to look for some more ammo, I hope you guys are still working on your preps. It's a little harder with the Christmas season here, but I work around it and make the best of the time I have left to prep. Don't forget to prep!!!!

Have a great weekend!!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Water Filter Web Site

Looking for a ceramic, half-micron water filter? I found this and I think I am going to order it and give it a try.

http://shop.monolithic.com/products/just-water-ceramic-drip-filter

This is it:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Pentagon Preps Too!!!!!

Pentagon preps for economic warfareBy: Eamon Javers
April 9, 2009
The Pentagon sponsored a first-of-its-kind war game last month focused not on bullets and bombs — but on how hostile nations might seek to cripple the U.S. economy, a scenario made all the more real by the global financial crisis.

The two-day event near Ft. Meade, Maryland, had all the earmarks of a regular war game. Participants sat along a V-shaped set of desks beneath an enormous wall of video monitors displaying economic data, according to the accounts of three participants.

“It felt a little bit like Dr. Strangelove,” one person who was at the previously undisclosed exercise told POLITICO.

But instead of military brass plotting America’s defense, it was hedge-fund managers, professors and executives from at least one investment bank, UBS – all invited by the Pentagon to play out global scenarios that could shift the balance of power between the world’s leading economies.

Their efforts were carefully observed and recorded by uniformed military officers and members of the U.S. intelligence community.

In the end, there was sobering news for the United States – the savviest economic warrior proved to be China, a growing economic power that strengthened its position the most over the course of the war-game.

The United States remained the world’s largest economy but significantly degraded its standing in a series of financial skirmishes with Russia, participants said.
The war game demonstrated that in post-Sept. 11 world, the Pentagon is thinking about a wide range of threats to America’s position in the world, including some that could come far from the battlefield.

And it’s hardly science fiction. China recently shook the value of the dollar in global currency markets merely by questioning whether the recession put China’s $1 trillion in U.S. government bond holdings at risk – forcing President Barack Obama to issue a hasty defense of the dollar.

“This was an example of the changing nature of conflict,” said Paul Bracken, a professor and expert in private equity at the Yale School of Management who attended the sessions. “The purpose of the game is not really to predict the future, but to discover the issues you need to be thinking about.”

Several participants said the event had been in the planning stages well before the stock market crash of September, but the real-world market calamity was on the minds of many in the room. “It loomed large over what everybody was doing,” said Bracken.

“Why would the military care about global capital flows at all?” asked another person who was there. “Because as the global financial crisis plays out, there could be real world consequences, including failed states. We’ve already seen riots in the United Kingdom and the Balkans.”

The Office of the Secretary of Defense hosted the two-day event March 17 and 18 at the Warfare Analysis Laboratory in Laurel, MD. That facility, run by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, typically hosts military officials planning intricate combat scenarios.

A spokesperson for the Applied Physics Laboratory confirmed the event, and said it was the first purely economic war game the facility has hosted. All three participants said they had been told it was the first time the Pentagon hosted a purely economic war game. A Pentagon spokesman would say only that he was not aware of the exercise.

The event was unclassified but has not been made public before. It is regarded as so sensitive that several people who participated declined to discuss the details with POLITICO. Said Steven Halliwell, managing director of a hedge fund called River Capital Management, “I’m not prepared to talk about this. I’m sorry, but I can’t talk to you.”


Officials at UBS also declined to comment.

Participants described the event as a series of simulated global calamities, including the collapse of North Korea, Russian manipulation of natural gas prices, and increasing tension between China and Taiwan. “They wanted to see who makes loans to help out, what does each team do to get the other countries involved, and who decides to simply let the North Koreans collapse,” said a participant.

There were five teams: The United States, Russia, China, East Asia and “all others.” They were overseen by a “White Cell” group that functioned as referees, who decided the impact of the moves made by each team as they struggled for economic dominance.

At the end of the two days, the Chinese team emerged as the victors of the overall game – largely because the Russian and American teams had made so many moves against each other that they damaged their own standing to the benefit of the Chinese.

Bracken says he left the event with two important insights – first, that the United States needs an integrated approach to managing financial and what the Pentagon calls “kinetic” – or shooting – wars. For example he says, the U.S. Navy is involved in blockading Iran, and the U.S. is also conducting economic war against Iran in the form of sanctions. But he argues there isn’t enough coordination between the two efforts.

And second, Bracken says, the event left him questioning one prevailing assumption about economic warfare, that the Chinese would never dump dollars on the global market to attack the US economy because it would harm their own holdings at the same time. Bracken said the Chinese have a middle option between dumping and holding US dollars – they could sell dollars in increments, ratcheting up economic uncertainty in the United States without wiping out their own savings. “There’s a graduated spectrum of options here,” Bracken said.

For those who hadn’t been to a Pentagon event before, the sheer technological capacity of the Warfare Analysis Laboratory was impressive. “It was surprisingly realistic,” said a participant.

Still, the event conjures images of the ultimate Hollywood take on computer strategizing: the 1983 film “War Games” in which a young computer hacker nearly triggers a nuclear apocalypse.

The film and the reality had one similarity: The characters in the movie used a computer called WOPR, or War Operation Plan Response. The computer system used by the real life war-gamers? It was called WALRUS, or Warfare Analysis Laboratory Registration and User Website.
© 2010 Capitol News Company, LLC

Coming To Your City Or Town Soon, If It's Not Already There Now!!!!!

This is just BS and I know it's going on here in the US. If you have seen this or know about anything like it please post a comment.


http://www.infowars.com/cops-violate-private-property-leave-behind-propaganda/

RFID For Your Guns!!!

They want to chip you, your car, dogs and now your guns!!!

http://www.infowars.com/rfid-for-guns/

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Martial Law

This type of training has been going on for years. The government is training for a big collapse and people in the streets, so if they thing it can happen why do so many sheeple think that everything will be just fine and the dollar will rebound and life will be all fun in the sun again. The sad thing about it is that the collapse is going to hit and the walking dead will never see it coming.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Rex 84 Program(From The 1980's)

We are dangerously close to a situation where if the American people took to the streets in righteous indignation or if there were another 9/11 event it could start the mechanism for martial law and I'm sure a "REX 84" type plan would be put into place. But the question at this second in time is this government setting up a false flag event to kick into place Martial Law? Here is some of the tools they will use.



Rex 84 Program
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990
allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995
allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997
allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998
allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles
of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999
allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000
allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001
allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002
designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including
commercial aircraft.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build
new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for
populations.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to
institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate
penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the
mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of
money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a
state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months. The
Federal Emergency Management Agency has broad powers in every aspect of the nation. General
Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA's Civil Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw
FEMA's role as a "new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders from
assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention
of dissident groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis."
FEMA's powers were consolidated by President Carter to incorporate the...

National Security Act of 1947 allows for the strategic relocation of industries, services, government and other essential economic activities, and to rationalize the requirements for manpower, resources and production facilities. 1950 Defense Production Act gives the President sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy.
Act of August 29, 1916
authorizes the Secretary of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation system for

transporting troops, material, or any other purpose related to the emergency.
International Emergency Economic Powers Act
enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national. These powers were

transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

What A Mess!!!!!

Me and the little land got up today and went out to eat for Sunday breakfast and we don't do that a lot. But we talked about it last night and said what the hell. We were out for about an hour to and hour and a half and the fool were out in force. Stores were full the place we went to eat was a little full but as we were done and walking out the door the line was growing. I look at the walking dead and think what will become of them when the collapse hits? What will they do without the mall or the grocery store to do there day to day shopping? And I know they will freak out and run crazy for days or weeks, then in the first few weeks they will kill off a big number of themselves. Then the ones left after the first month or three will be fighting for life everyday. With the break of first light each new day the few walking dead will have to start each and every day with scratching for a living.
I plan to survive and I work each and every week on my supplies. I add more food, water, medical supplies and ammo so that I will never be one of the walking dead. I know that even if I have everything I want or need and the collapse hits it will still be hard work to stay alive. I just think that every item I add to my preps is adding just a little more of a chance for my survival. So plan to survive as I do and prep, prep, prep and have the needed items to survive the coming collapse.

Empty Store Shelves Coming to America



Prep now, prep fast and prep to live!!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's The Weekend!!!

People will be running all over the weekend and the next few before Christmas. Looking for gifts for family and friends and co-workers. And so much money will pass from one person to another, or from person to a store and not very many items bought this Christmas season will be helpful in the post collapse event. I for one have asked all my kids and my other family to get me gift carts to Sportsman's Warehouse so I can get useful items for my gifts. I have my eye on a new gun and I always want gun cleaning gear! I just think that with the world going to hell in a hand basket so fast I should ask for needed items. So with this in mind I am trying to give just as I have asked. But it's hard to do when you have three young girls/women to buy for. My girls are 24,24,and 20 and as much as I was they were into survival they are not. They will go shoot and help with the preps but if they had a choice it would be the Mall over prepping every time.
This is just me think out in type and blogging it, so try to add prepping into your Christmas season this year, I have and plan to do more next year. I know a lot of families have done this for years and if your one of them give me some good ideas.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

How Much Ammo Do You Need?

1st   What are you storing the ammo for? Is it for food gathering (hunting) and home or self-defense?
2nd  How long do you think the situation causing the need of stored ammo will last?
3rd  Will you use the ammo to barter with or just for your own use?
4th   Where will you store this ammo and is it safe?


Lets say your going to need to have your ammo storage for TEOTWAWKI, this is it the big one! You will need to have all the ammo to live a full life of hunting, self-defense, training new shooters and that crazy gun fights you will get into from time to time with the hoards of walking dead that will be looking for food, water and anything that is not nailed down. And we all know the the walking dead will not just walk up to your home or retreat and knock on your door and ask for a cup of this or that, they will show up ready for a fight. So you best be ready yourself and having the ammo to be ready is a must. Lets look at it like this, you have five guns; a 9mm handgun, a AR 15 in .223, a 22LR like a 10/22, a 12ga shotgun and a long gun in .308. (and I'm not saying this is the gun set up you need to have this is just a base to show how much you would need) All five guns are your survival battery and you need to store the right amount of ammo to survive (the end of the world as we know it)
Here is what I think: And remember this is it the end of the world(I think this list is light, a base to start with)
9mm - 5,000 rounds
.223 - 10,000 to 15,000 rounds
22Lr - 75,000 to 100,000 rounds remember you can't reload 22LR
12ga - 5,000 to 10,000 bird shot, 1,000 to 2,500 00buck and 500 to 1,000 slugs
.308 - 5,000 to 10,000 rounds

I would feel good with this amount of ammo and I'm not even close to it now, so I work on my ammo preps every week and I hope you are doing the same. I know that everyone thinks a little different and this is just my idea of what you need. Some will this it's to much and others will think it's to little. What you have to do is set down and come up with a number that makes you feel like you would be ready to fight and survive the end of the world.
Make a plan for your ammo storage and set goals to reach by a date and try to do better than your goal.
Keep prepping and keep learning skills to survive, just think of how great the skill of reloading would be in the post collapse! Learn something new every few months and build your skills to survive.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Economic Collapse

Economic Collapse And How To Survive it!!!!

#1. Have a few guns and lots of ammo to go with them.....
a)One or two good handguns with 2500 total rounds for them is just a base, 2500 rounds for each would be much better.
b)A long gun for big game and to use as a reach out and touch that person that is getting to close to you home or retreat. .270, 30-06,.300,.308 or some other large cartridge.
c)A shotgun, two would be better one for hunting and one for CQC (Close Quarter Combat) The Remington Model 870 is great. You will need 1500-2500 round of bird shot and at least 1000 00 buck& slug mix but more is always better.
d) You must have a Ruger 10/22 and you must have at least 25,000 rounds but 50,000 to 75,000 would be better. And a second 22LR would be nice may I recommend a 2nd Ruger 10/22.
e) A good combat gun like the AK47, AR 15, M1 So-com etc....... But have one and have at least 5000-10000 round for it and if it need clips or mag get more than you need then double it!!!
f) Gun clean gear and parts for you guns are a must, because a broke gun is just a big ass paper weight!
g) Range time you have to know how to shot and use you guns!!!

#2 Food and Water
You must have food and water for the whole family to last one year plus. Then add extra items to your prep like comfort foods and candy to help with the crazy days ahead.
You will need 1800-2200 calories per day
One gallon of water per day per person(this is drinking and cooking and cleaning, you can use less)
Rice, beans, oats, salt, sugar, wheat, grains and other foods. Freeze dried food do great but cost more that doing it yourself.
Caned meats and eggs are a must. but hunting and fishing will play a part of this.
Just to have caned food is not all you need, you need to know how to cook with it and now is the time to learn not after the collapse!!!! So try it out and learn to cook with it.

#3 A way to Cook And Keep Warm
You must have a way to cook after the power is gone. So have not one way but three or four ways to cook and keep warm. Learning to use a dutch oven and cook outdoors is a must and oil lamps and candles are a must. You know what you need so get it!!!!

#4 Gold & Silver or Barter Items
Have a little of all three or at least silver and barter items. Some good barter items would be:
Rice, Beans, Sugar, Oats or other foods
Ammo
Coffee
Tobacco
Alcohol
Medical supplies
Have extra and trade well!!!!

#5 Skills
Survival skills are needed to survive in a post collapse world so if you have none, get some like, EMT, nurse, woodworking, welding, leather worker, mid-wife, handy man or many other skills. You skills will be your work in a post collapse world so the more you have the more you can do or work.

#6 Shelter or Retreat
You must have a place to call home. Never, never, never become a refugee because your life will not be in your hands it will be in someones who doesn't care!

#7 Seeds And The Knowledge To Use Them
You must have a seed bank to use after the collapse because your preps will not last forever. So start a bank of seeds you like and other seeds to trade or barter.

#8 Get Yourself Ready!!! 
Read and learn as much as you can now and prep like crazy. Stock up on all the needed items for survival after the collapse. Get out and learn the outdoor skills you will need to survive like hunting, fishing and growing food.

Our time is shot and we need to use everyday to prep and learn!