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coaching, empowering self-defense

I once was an active NRA-certified junior rifle coach. More relevant, I am a very good teacher. Yesterday my three charges voiced and agreed that “He is a very good coach” – which is just about the finest compliment one can lay on me. Thank you for that one. That came up because a couple from the west coast passed through our neighborhood, and I gave them the opportunity to burn some ammunition on our short range (10-30 meters). I laid out a table of .22 semi-auto pistols, a 9mm Glock, 38 Special revolvers, .22 rifles and a 20-gauge shotgun, then helped them through familiarization, safety, handling, loading and shooting whatever captured their interests. We had FUN My standard […]

Prepper Foods That Are Available Now With No Wait

  Samantha Biggers | May 21, 2020  Pin Share Tweet Comment10 We are a reader supported blog and this page may contain affiliate links. When you buy something through our links we may earn a small commission. A lot of people are buying a little extra. While I am not advocating hoarding, I do think it is wise to put back a little extra to have on hand while the pandemic does what it is going to do. We can argue with others all day and the truth is that no one knows exactly how all this is going to play out over time. No matter how serious or not serious you may think that the actual disease is, you are going to be […]

communities that don’t burn

I share a video describing a community whose members fireproofed it against ANTIFA, other agitators, and those manipulating them for agendas unfavorable to normal people – I consider you and I to be in the latter category, but I could define it more narrowly to be those who do not want to destroy other people’s life, liberty and property. The video is of a post-action report by a townie who along with many, many, many neighbors headed off a frighteningly well orchestrated attack. Without ANY violence from either side. While not stressed, the two really spooky aspects of the assaults described are the tactical organization and the type of people running the operation that is steering the low-level rioters to […]

Rioting and Civil Unrest – Special Report

I have just been introduced to “Bear Nation” and his current “Intel Report”. Excellent. Worth every one of the 28 minutes. Where we are. What YOU should do about it. Heck with wishes, fishes, hopes, plans … GET A MOVE ON. For more information: Bear Independent .com – Ted –

Will big city violence reach you?

A couple lifetimes ago I was a reader of Mother Earth News, which was if not first, at the very least quite early into what we might now call the prepper or back-to-nature lifestyle. I have been moving in fits and starts that direction ever since. While not quite Ruby Ridge, which didn’t work out all that well for the Weaver family, I am in a relatively good place. But the question rural dwellers should occasionally ponder is my headline here. The California missions were built 25 miles apart which was considered a day’s journey on foot. I learned that on primary school tours to Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma, California. I note today online that they are now […]

Is rural Montana THE ANSWER?

On May 26th I published a look into the near future for those who choose the city life: The Scary Truth About Living in Big Cities During the Turbulent Times Ahead. One of the points Jeff Thomas made might have rural Montanans feeling a bit smug as he singles us out for honorable mention: … So, we’ll see panic exits—large numbers of people attempting to leave as a result of some ‘last-straw’ event. It may be similar to the 1930s – the Okies loading up their Model A trucks with their possessions and driving to California. Only this time, it will be Montana, and other rural places where the existing residents are known to be self-reliant… He goes on […]

The Dark Secrets of SHTF Survival

You have a decent collection of firearms, good pile of ammo, few shelves of MREs and the requisite mountain of toilet paper. You confidently stare the Corona Scare in the face and proclaim ” BRING IT ON. Let’s weed out the dimwits and sissies.” Not so fast, BuckO. Selco Begovic is the ultimate Been There Done That guy for TEOTWAWKI tales. He failed to evacuate before the Bosnian SHTF, and lived to tell the tale. He has since dedicated much of himself to sharing what he learned during those years of, I hesitate to use the word, but “Hell” fits here. His book: The Dark Secrets of SHTF Survival I just finished reading it. It was not cover-to-cover new stuff […]

Is this Coronavirus catastrophe the tip of the iceberg?

I have recently been picking up bits and pieces from several sources that paint a picture quite a bit more unsettling than the worst-case scenarios we have already been considering. More and more evidence comes in pointing to this COVID-19 as a biological weapon. Maybe from DARPA, maybe created in Chinese labs, but it really doesn’t make a ton of difference to we the little people. Some people with gobs of money and power are keen on killing a bunch of people who do not have money and power and controlling those who survive.  Are you keen on being among the dead or controlled? Yeah. Me neither. It is time to pay close attention. What is currently going on […]

filthy lucre

Money, in the sense of being a product or source of greed. The phrase is Biblical in origin, and the word “lucre” comes from the Latin word lucrum, meaning “profit.” In an amazing twist the normal prepper did not predict, paper currencies have become less desirable than electronic transactions. Hoo-Duh-Thunk??? We were always encouraging each other to keep some ready cash in the cookie jar for the initial phases of TEOTWAWKI where people still trusted their central bank paper, but couldn’t make their regular electronic money transfers function. In today’s Topsy-Turvy world, EVERYBODY KNOWS that THE VIRUS can live on paper currencies for over a week, making it a great vector for spreading DARPA FLU. Your cookie jar has just […]

SOLD OUT

A week ago the media told its slaves to buy toilet paper. They obliged in droves, soaking up supplies at an incredible pace. They quickly moved on to paper diapers, feminine hygiene products and everything disposable made of paper. The rolling panic attack transitioned to bottled water, then transitioned to frozen food and fresh produce. Several weeks ahead of the next rush I see old codgers topping off their gasoline and diesel fuel supplies. They lived through numerous blizzards and other disasters teaching them what to have plenty of in their pantries and what supplies to maximize as the next one approaches. Now, in a sign of brightening awareness, Seattle has few handguns left to buy and their prices have […]

The Health Ranger yanks me off the Coronovirus fence

I have refused to get sucked in to either side of the virus reality debate. Partisans for both sides have long, well-established, thoroughly-warranted reputations for exaggerating, understating and flat-out lying more often than truthing. My guarantee has been that the second- and third-order effects will be dramatic and life-changing for all of us. That is still true, but having read the article and watched two ten-minute videos from Mike Adams has convinced me the very real effects of COVID will itself kill, sicken and weaken huge swaths of the world population. I highly recommend you review his look at the medical and political situation in the article and videos below. He is calm, thoughtful and absent the excesses typical […]

toilet paper

The media focused attention on toilet paper. Their slaves obediently soaked up every last roll coast to coast. It is a NOW WHAT? moment for those who are not ahead of the demand in their household. Invented in the late 1800s, people were pooping and surviving before that… as in FOR-EV-ER before that. Impossible we think. But some and perhaps all of us may have to think again. I will not analyze or itemize here. Chase these links to see some really good ideas that we may have to embrace sooner rather than later. Alternatives to Toilet Paper: What is Reusable Toilet Paper? What are the Alternatives? from Do-It-Yourself-Danielle About Toilet Paper First, the use of paper for toilet […]