Showing posts from January, 2008

Living in Fear

So many people have it in their heads that "survivalists" are living in fear. We own and carry guns because we're afraid that a gang of thugs is going to rape our families and torture us to death. We have thousands of rounds of ammo on hand because we're afraid that we'll be at ground zero when world war 3 breaks out. We have pantries full of weeks or months worth of food because we're afraid that we'll go to the grocery store one day and there will be no food on the shelves. It amazes me how some people can draw conclusions like that from those types of actions. One of the first things that people ask me when I start getting on the subject of preparedness is "what are you afraid of?" That's the thing. I'm not afraid of those types of things because I've prepared for them. I don't strap my gun on every day with the thought that I may have to use it. I carry it for the same reason that I carry a flashlight or a lighter.

How they fuck you

I found these videos on another website and thought that they were interesting. It's pretty obvious that this is exactly what's going on in our government. It's nothing new but the guy does a good job of simplifying everything. If you replace "neocons" with "politicians" then it pretty much sums it all up. Not all politicians are bad but the establishment does a pretty good job of painting the ones that don't agree with them as nutjobs as soon as they start to make some noise. Sorry that I haven't been posting. I've been pretty busy with other stuff and haven't had time to browse any message boards for my inspiration. I'll try and keep things rolling a little bit more frequently in the future.

Ron Paul '08

I'm a Ron Paul supporter. I don't think that he can win thanks to the corruption in our system but I still like to keep that faint glimmer of hope alive. Yesterday he was left out of the Fox News Republican debate despite raising more money this quarter than any other Republican and actually getting more votes in Iowa than Rudy Ghouliani. Instead of just sitting out and doing nothing he went to Manchester, New Hampshire and did a town hall meeting. It's about an hour long but it's an awesome video. He really got a chance to explain his views and make people understand exactly what he wants to do. If you care about freedom and you care about your future and your families future then you need to support this guy. Get out and vote in your state's primary if you're eligible. If he can get nominated then he will win. Here are the vids.

Knowledge is power

You can live for 3 seconds without knowledge 3 minutes without air 3 hours without shelter 3 days without water 3 weeks without food Obviously knowledge is the most important prep that you can make. Learn how to do a little bit of everything. Know how to make a fire several different ways. Know how to skin and butcher a deer. Know how to build furniture. Know how to shoot effectively. Know how to grow food. Know how to recognize edible wild plants. Know how to set a broken bone. You get the idea. A jack of all trades will always be able to get by even if he doesn't know the best and most efficient way to do something. The guy that knows everything about something but very little about anything else will be totally lost if he ever gets thrown out of his little world. The internet is a veritable treasure trove of knowledge. If you want to learn how to do something then it's only a creative google search away. Anyone can become a jack of all trades with just a l

Get it now

There are a lot of things that we want to make sure that we have. Unfortunately we're forced to keep putting some of these things off for one reason or another. Even if you can't get everything right now you should have a list of the items that you feel you need. It is, of course, important to categorize them in order of importance, affordability and difficulty to get. Things like food, water, guns and other "survivalist staples" are pretty obvious. Food is cheap so there is absolutely no good reason not to stock up. Water is cheap, too. If nothing else you can just fill up your extra plastic bottles with water and put them on a shelf somewhere and before long you'll have a very nice stockpile that cost you practically nothing. As for firearms, just get something that you like and shoot it a lot. Learn how to shoot it accurately, from different positions and under stress and stockpile plenty of ammo for it. Wise man once said, "Fear the man with one