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Prep Alone, Die Alone

September 28, 2014
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Prep Alone, Die Alone

Community as a Requirement for Survival from SHTF Journal There can be no doubt to anyone who can read the writing on the wall that the world is on the brink of a massive collapse. Whether you think it will come from an economic catastrophe or a massive natural disaster, We the People are due…

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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 to HAM Radio with primary focus on emergency communications. It…

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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 is taking high school online. They were bullying her at…

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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. The problem with that approach is that the safest place…

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Community Preparedness Team

August 7, 2014
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Community Preparedness Team

Organized Community Defense Is America’s Last Hope Wednesday, 06 August 2014 02:42 Brandon Smith Not long ago, I felt compelled to address the idea of self defense as a moral imperative in an article titled “Violence In The Face Of Tyranny Is Often Necessary.” My intention was to perhaps undo some of the propaganda conditioning…

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radio goes to school

February 9, 2014
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I am a member of ARRL as far and away amateur radio’s best representation in the political world – a very important consideration to me. I appreciate many other things ARRL does, not the least of which is send me an excellent monthly magazine devoted entirely to radio. The February 2014 issue has a great…

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Constitutional sheriff

January 30, 2014
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The Sheriff was the highest law of the land prior to the Constitution. That position was deliberately unchanged by the Constitution. The sheriff is close enough to the people to be within their control. There is NO state or federal agency that can lawfully over-ride that. The framers of the Constitution thoughtfully put this in…

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Darby Dog Derby

January 9, 2014
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Darby Dog Derby

I’m very excited that I and my ham radio friends are going to be part of the dogsled and ski-jor races in less than two weeks. The Bitterroot Mushers have been running this set of races for 7 years. The January 18th and 19th weekend event, however, will be the first with radio communications around…

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community responsibility

December 31, 2013
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community responsibility

I do not grant a pass to the phrase “taking the law into their own hands” where the truth would more accurately call it “Taking responsibility for your own safety and neighborhood security“. Other than that quibble, once again, Devvy is spot on. – Ted Additional Titles         Other Devvy Articles: Vote…

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numerous good articles and resources

December 26, 2013
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Here is another accumulation of too-good-to-let-pass backlog of news and resources. As with previous ones, click on the links to read more and find further links from there. Montana Publishing Missoula, Montana Gun Laws of Montana, by Gary Marbut A trade paperback, 2013 Edition, Fourth Printing, updated, now in stock. All current Montana gun laws…

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news roundup

December 22, 2013
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I just remembered my trick for catching up with news overload. Here is a news roundup you can quickly pick through for full articles that catch your interest. These things are all going on NOW. They are far more relevant to you than what lamestream media is presenting. Why are they NOT showing this to…

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nuther day in paradise

December 21, 2013
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nuther day in paradise

The Conner Honeymooners’ Cabin Overnight snowfall turns our front yard into a post card. The view looking across the Bitterroot’s East Fork.

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trust – mistrust

December 17, 2013
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trust – mistrust

Who Can You Trust? by Wendy McElroy Not government, not financial or religious institutions, not the media, not health or educational ‘services’, not corporations, not the legal system or police, not the military, not experts or academia. After you eliminate the State, who is left? Society – the dynamic of average people who produce and…

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take it back

November 19, 2013
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The Bitterroot Star had the article below. I reproduce it here intact, but preface with comments. In my past life as an Idaho activist, I was at a conference/presentation regarding the American Land Council. This is a great idea, well worth supporting. At the very least, you should learn more about it. There is NOTHING…

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home school comparison

November 7, 2013
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HOMESCHOOLED: HOW AMERICAN HOMESCHOOLERS MEASURE UP Once upon a time, all children were homeschooled. But around 150 years ago states started making public school mandatory and homeschooling eventually became illegal. It wasn’t until the 90’s that all states made it legal again. Today, with more than 2 million homeschoolers making up 4% of the school-aged…

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community preparedness

October 19, 2013
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community preparedness

Community Solidarity When The SHTF Saturday, 19 October 2013 16:39 Tess Pennington This article was written by Tess Pennington and originally published at Ready Nutrition When I first began learning about the worst case scenarios associated with emergencies and disasters, I have to admit there was a part of me terrified of waves of crime…

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I can’t get no satisfaction

October 10, 2013
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I can’t get no satisfaction

Poll: Americans’ Satisfaction With Government Sinks to All-Time Low Only 18% satisfied with the way the nation is being run Adan Salazar Prison Planet.com Oct. 10, 2013 Numbers from the latest Gallup poll reveal Americans’ confidence in the two-party dominated system has hit an all-time low, with only 18 percent saying they’re satisfied with the…

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shaken, not stirred

October 3, 2013
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An interesting coincidence has the ground shaking in Montana one way or another this month. Yellowstone Supervolcano Alert Right now, the ground underneath Yellowstone National Park is rising at a record rate. In fact, it is rising at the rate of about three inches per year. The reason why this is such a concern is…

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Oath Keepers is Going Operational

October 2, 2013
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October 1st, 2013 Oath Keepers is Going “Operational” by Forming Special “Civilization Preservation” Teams Oath Keepers is instructing it’s 30,000 members nation-wide to form up special teams and sub-teams in each Oath Keepers chapter, at the town and county level, modeled loosely on the Special Forces “A Team” (Operational Detachment A ) model, and for…

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first responders

September 23, 2013
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first responders

I was making good time as was my wont on windy roads, perhaps making up for a late start too. I am a very focused driver regularly and at full-chat even more so, but as I braked for the sharp turn something off to the left through the bushes and trees didn’t look right. Powering…

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September 5th – Jury Rights Day

September 4, 2013
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Activists Across the Nation Celebrate Jury Rights Day on September 5 Fully Informed Jury Association On Thursday, September 5, 2013, activists across the country will celebrate Jury Rights Day, marking the 343rd anniversary of the day when jurors refused to convict William Penn of violating England’s Conventicle Acts, despite clear evidence that he acted illegally…

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you are

August 4, 2013
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You are not the shoulders you stood upon to gain a better view. You are not simply a product of those who laced their fingers together to give you a boost up. You are not the certificate someone printed upon completion of their course. While you cannot separate who you are from those parts of…

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Become the Leadership Cadre

July 27, 2013
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This came my way in an e-mail. I have no idea who J.M. is or where else this is published, but thought it was worth sharing. I changed a word and inserted paragraph breaks for readability. It is long and targeted to a specific audience. Read and review when you have a chance. – Ted…

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SOF Imperatives for Preparedness

July 27, 2013
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This came my way in an e-mail. I have no idea who J.M. is or where else this is published, but thought it was worth sharing. I changed a word and inserted paragraph breaks for readability. It is long and targeted to a specific audience. Read and review when you have a chance. – Ted…

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shallow

July 15, 2013
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You don’t understand modern writing. He used far too many words. Nowadays we get straight to the point. Thus wrote my daughter as a review of an essay I forwarded to her. Her world is one of blazing thumbs, words without vowels, two-word sentences and paragraphs without punctuation. “thx” now occupies the place where “thank…

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