Ever wonder "why" things are getting so bad...

Monday, November 4, 2013

Timing is everything

There is very little in life that beats good timing.  If you are thinking of being prepared for a disaster, it's much better to be a lot early than a little too late.  It took a disaster to change these people from being unprepared to making preparation.  Will you learn from them?

N.Y. survivors of Sandy ditch the city to 'bug out' in preparation for doomsday - PBS

http://news.google.com Sat, 26 Oct 2013 20:33:02 GMT

N.Y. survivors of Sandy ditch the city to 'bug out' in preparation for doomsdayPBSSome Hurricane Sandy survivors have begun to study up on 'doomsday prepping' in case another environmental disaster hits. City slickers by day, survivalists in the NYC ...

There are a lot of places you can go to learn about what to do.  Even if you know what to do, getting other ideas can certainly help.

At least get a hand-crank emergency radio  or flashlight

Make sure you do SOMETHING.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A successful acid test

Here's a story about a man surviving in a very dangerous situation.  Needless to say, he had the right mindset.  Lost in the wilderness: 72-year-old man survives 19 days, eating lizards ... - CNN

http://news.google.com Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:47:47 GMT

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Lost in the wilderness: 72-year-old man survives 19 days, eating lizards ...CNNHe didn't know how long he'd been unconscious; just that he was in the wilderness, a man of 72 who had lost his way while hunting deer. He ha ...

I think that he may have been more comfortable if he had some skill at starting fires with materials at hand.  

Fire Starting Skill is a page from Amazon with some suggestions for your skill set education.

I want YOU to have his mindset and a better set of skills, for you and your family's sake.

Remember, 'Be Prepared'

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Skills are the most important

Remember, in an earlier post, I mentioned you should invest in skill sets?  Well, I know that there are a multitude of ways to do that and I want to suggest one that I've had the pleasure of experiencing.  Check out the John C. Campbell Folk School.  I had the experience of learning blacksmithing under one of the instructors there and it was a great experience!  No!  I don't get a commission for you going there!  It's just great and helps prepare you really well.  I'm going to make it a permanent link in the sidebar but I wanted to mention it in this post to get your attention.  It's in Brasstown, NC.  Go there if you can.  You won't regret it.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Oil wars...

India has started buying oil from Iran using gold instead of dollars. This accomplished three things other than oil for India: it end runs the embargo Europe is trying to impose on Iran, puts enormous downward pressure on the dollar and leads the way for other countries to follow (like China and Russia) to upset the European-USA economic applecart. Iran is threatening to close off the Strait of Hormuz which will upset the flow of oil incredibly and, naturally, the people who will suffer the most will be the little guy. You already know that you can supply yourself with food and the means to make clothing; but what about fuel? Good question. The most basic fuel is wood and, if you aren't in a position to use wood, you should consider fixing that. If you have land on which you can grow stuff, you might want to consider biodiesel. My favorite source for that is flax (Linum usitatissimum). Flax yields linen fiber which can be woven into cloth (for obvious uses) and the flax seed is 40% oil by weight. According to statistics, the expected flax seed yield per acre is 1,200 to 1,400 pounds. So the estimated oil (linseed oil) yield would be about 50 gallons. Converting that to fuel will depend on your skill and information (click here for a book idea). OR, you can get a system complete and ready to go here. Consider this carefully, it can make all the difference for you.

Friday, January 27, 2012


There probably isn't really enough time to build a castle and you really should have more than the minimum shelter. On top of that, it should be fairly inexpensive and easy to build. Some years ago I came across a unique dome home design that incorporates the best of the geodesic dome design and greatly simplifies construction. The book is available at Amazon and it's worth checking out. If you are at all handy with tools (and I suspect you are or you wouldn't be reading this), you'll see that as really solid shelter goes, this is amazingly simple. It was written by an architect named Gene Hopster (who unfortunately is no longer with us) and is written with the do-it-yourselfer in mind. For a look, click here. There is another really fast shelter (though not as sturdy as the dome) that has been in use for centuries called a yurt. This can also be made by a do-it-yourselfer and it can be transported fairly easily to remote areas. Click here to see. They won't last as long but, if you're in a hurry, they just might be life savers. You are smart enough to decide so all I can do is make the information available and wish you the best.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


In light of the incredible increase of laws and abuses in the US, you need to think seriously about where to hide yourself. I know the US is huge but the laws needed to control everything are in place and the people who will mindlessly obey those laws are available. Never mind Nuremberg, "zee peeple vill haf to obey!" The environmentalist movement has successfully managed to create large "human free" zones that will mean you will be arrested if you try to move there. People who are interested in reading this blog will, by definition, not be interested in moving to the big cities. So, moving out to the countryside is probably not a really good option. It may be but I have a suggestion. Look at Chile. I have. And I have moved there. I'm going to be scouting out country property this year with the plan to get there soon. I may even find a large tract of land that needs many people to get together to buy and divide up. Whatever, consider leaving the US. The innumerable laws wrapping you up are much like all the fine thread the Lilliputians used to tie the giant Gulliver down successfully. Any one would be easy to snap but all together they were almost impossible to escape. The same goes for all the laws in the US. There are so many you don't even know what could be used to arrest you. The so-called Patriot Act and the recently enacted NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) give the government unlimited arrest powers over US citizens using the excuse of suspected terrorist activity. If you don't leave soon, you may not be able to at all. Learn about Chile at www.escapeamericanow.blogspot.com . Don't delay. At least make a positive decision instead of landing somewhere by default.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


There are a lot of people out there creating web sites and blogs (maybe even wikis) with advice on emergency preparation. I've been surfing some of the sites and they look really good. You probably can't read enough about this unless you end up in inaction as a result. Do something because anything is better than nothing. I found a real beaut about survival nutrition that you should go see and do it soon. I will be making permanent links to things that I've found that you may be interested in. Maybe I'll have a clearinghouse of survival blogs that you can use to find various bits of information that will help you prepare. Remember, the government won't take care of you...you have to take care of you. Don't wast time.