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the dirt on preppin’

September 22, 2014
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the dirt on preppin’

As I continue my research on the Darby Adult Ed class that may not happen (adult ed class: preparedness), I am learning more, and thinking of many things I had not previously considered … Important things that we could really regret not having handled while the gettin’ wuz good. Laundry without the grid is one…

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Five Lessons Learned from the Scottish Referendum

September 22, 2014
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Five Lessons Learned from the Scottish Referendum

Mises Daily: by Ryan McMaken Government authorities in the UK have declared that the “Yes” campaign for secession has failed by a margin of approximately 55 percent to 45 percent. Yet, even without a majority vote for secession, the campaign for separation from the United…

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How to communicate when the world goes silent

September 22, 2014
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How to communicate when the world goes silent

by graywolf from Montana Motor Stables.com So how would you communicate with your family or get help if communications go down? So if you found yourself in the middle of a wide-scale disaster such as a hurricane or other catastrophe and you had no government…

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adult ed class: preparedness

September 20, 2014
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adult ed class: preparedness

I am offering two classes for the Darby Adult Ed program this fall. Pre-registration officially lasts through Monday, September 22nd. If there are 7 or more registered, the class will take place. One is a 2-hour short course called “Radio Communicating Options“. It covers walkie-talkies…

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rotten core

September 20, 2014
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rotten core

Common Core Programs a Child’s Brain Like a Computer By Mack Rights from The Bunker I’ve been thinking more and more about that video on Common Core math that was posted on The Blaze recently. It was an interview with a grammar school teacher in…

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no personal offense intended

September 19, 2014
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no personal offense intended

Even as I wrote it I knew that yesterday’s “monster cookies” could easily give offense; could be taken as judgmental or a personal insult. Unlike the vast majority who have more refined social skills than mine, the words came out anyway. However, I planned this…

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modern homeschooling

September 19, 2014
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modern homeschooling

Homeschooling: The Kid Likes It (and Mom and Dad Have Homework Again) J.D. Tuccille|Sep. 18, 2014 11:53 am from Reason.com “Oh, you’re doing that, too?,” the building contractor asked when he walked in while my son was working on his Literature lesson. “My youngest daughter…

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monster cookies

September 18, 2014
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monster cookies

My daughter-in-law requested a cookie recipe I developed over 20 years ago. I delivered. Of course I still have it. I LOVE those cookies… they are delicious, healthy, hearty … and fattening (oops). Perhaps in moderation … Much like me with cafe’-racer motorcycles, I don’t…

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flashers

September 17, 2014
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Mozilla Firefox, the hugely popular free Internet browser has a built-in pop-up blocker. Open the Menu, Click on “preferences”, then “Content” and check the box [x] Block pop-up windows. The problem is you still get annoying, dancing, moving garbage ads. Today I got fed up…

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Conner sunset

September 17, 2014
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Conner sunset

I had been working several hours in the yard with Scooter’s willingness to explore Western Montana limited by a 20′ rope. She’d had more than enough of that little world view while I had over plenty of digging, scratching in the stubborn soil and hooking…

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private police

September 16, 2014
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private police

Call the Anti-Police: Ending the State’s “Security” Monopoly by Will Grigg Dale Brown (center) with Garrett Ean and Pete Eyre. “How would things be different,” muses Dale Brown of the Detroit-based Threat Management Center, “if police officers were given financial rewards and commendations for resolving…

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post card from Conner

September 14, 2014
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post card from Conner

It has been a long time since I posted one of these. It is very definitely not because I don’t appreciate the nature surrounding us, how beautiful it is and how lucky we are to be here. Today I am working in “the front yard”…

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foresters for the beetles

September 14, 2014
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foresters for the beetles

I just made the trip from Darby to Dillon and back. That area of the Bitterroot and Beaverhead National Forests is being devastated by the mountain pine beetle. More than half the trees in huge tracts of what can today be called “forest” are standing…

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feeling smug and toasty

September 12, 2014
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feeling smug and toasty

Our new woodstove is starting to earn its keep and has me feeling a bit clever with a couple of my installation innovations. First off, it is definitely warm in my studio. Actually, as predicted, a bit over-warm, truth be told. Sitting a tad over…

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Never Forget

September 11, 2014
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Never Forget

There is an incredibly diverse number of organizations that are dedicated to uncovering the truth of that fateful day. Each specialty recognizing glaring holes in the official story from their expert perspective. Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth Our mission is to research, compile, and…

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Propane For Preppers

September 10, 2014
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Propane For Preppers

How much do you really know about storing and using propane? If you are like most folks, you open the valve on your tank and for all intents and purposes, you have fuel. In the Backdoor Survival series, Propane for Preppers, we are going to…

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MMD

September 9, 2014
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MMD

I had a friend who was a psychologist, with a PHD adding the title “doctor” to his name. He was disgusted with what his compatriots had done to the business, not to mention the kind of people it attracted as practitioners of the head shrinking…

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infinite grid-free firewood

September 7, 2014
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infinite grid-free firewood

I finished installation of an efficient woodstove in our river-side cabin. It is a small woodstove, but we live in a small house. This should easily keep us warm so long as we keep it fed. Nice that we have electric central heat on the…

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beware boogiemen

September 5, 2014
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beware boogiemen

The Time Is Ripe For A False-Flag Attack On American Soil Thursday, 28 August 2014 03:23 Brandon Smith Government engineered false-flag terrorism is a historically established fact. For centuries, political and financial elites have been sinking ships, setting buildings on fire, assassinating diplomats, overthrowing elected…

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license to kill roaming the streets

September 4, 2014
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license to kill roaming the streets

Police shoot 13-year-old boy while walking home with toy rifle “Today is the day you may need to kill someone in order to go home,” Andy’s killer wrote in S.W.A.T. Magazine Posted on October 23, 2013 by Site Staff in News SANTA ROSA, CA —…

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how to make a trillion dollars

September 2, 2014
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how to make a trillion dollars

In five easy steps, you too can be a trillionaire. Earn unbelievable income without any hard work or risk of your own money. 1. Make up your own currency. It should look like a trusted currency, but does not need any backing such as gold,…

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12 Months of Prepping

August 29, 2014
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12 Months of Prepping

from Backdoor Survival Sometimes we all need to go back to the beginning to regroup, redefine and start over with a new perspective Back in 2011, when I first wrote about 12 Months of Prepping, I was excited and highly motivated to share monthly checklists…

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70 things that go wrong

August 29, 2014
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As recent as four years ago, when someone mentioned disaster preparedness, the nature and scope of the disaster was typically something caused Mother Nature.  Sure, some consideration was given to man-made disasters and terrorism, but for the most part, it was a freak of nature…

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protecting us from umbrellas and cameramen

August 27, 2014
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protecting us from umbrellas and cameramen

A histerical California gun phobe called the police reporting a man with a rifle strolling on the University of San Marcos campus. The trained, enthusiastic, protectors of the peace responded with a SWAT team and campus lockdown. They should have sent A Peace Officer to…

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safety in a riot

August 25, 2014
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safety in a riot

I posted some great Lessons from Ferguson that Daisy Luther put up at The Organic Prepper. I fully agree that the safest place when angry mobs roam the streets is barricaded in your home … with your well-armed neighbors preventing violence from entering your neighborhood.…

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when your town breaks down

August 25, 2014
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when your town breaks down

Any prepared and informed person knows that the threat isn’t always the event itself, which could be anything from a natural disaster to a rioting spree after a sporting event to an economic collapse. It’s the chaos during the aftermath of the event. If you…

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California earthquake

August 24, 2014
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California earthquake

Okay, this is a dog-bites-man story, but somehow people in earthquake country are always surprised by an earthquake. Today’s shaker in Napa is no exception. Facebook is all a-twitter with snapshots and news bytes. “The quake struck at 3:20 a.m. PT near American Canyon about…

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