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Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Pimps. hustling their crap. Standing on the street corner, or sitting behind of a news desk. Or of course a washington podium. Damn them all. I want to start by saying I personally don't think we have anything to worry about with this swine flu. UNLESS...you are hispanic, or have hispanic heritage in your ancestry. I belive this is a bioweapon, race specific. Might be wrong, but thats what I get in my gut from the news I read, much and often, and things I have heard such as Dr Tenpenny, who is in mexico, on Alex Jones. Very virulent in Mexico. But no deaths elsewhere. Other than the 1 new death here in the US that was a Mexican citizen here for treatment. That being said. Be smart. Get ready. You need a plan. Janet the open broders, anti-vet, troop hating POS, head of Gestapo/ DHS said get ready for the next wave. And I belive it is coming. This is a test, a left handed jaw tap. Get ready for the right hook!!! Coming this fall and winter I believe. Get some elderberry bushes and make your own tincture. Elderberry is the cure, according to others and the master of survival blogs wwwstayalive.blogspot.com

Get some hand sanitizer, get 3 - 4 weeks worth of preps to stay home, get some water, and a water filter (which in the enxt few weeks I will making a home made water filter and take some photos to show exactly how to do it. Just need more funds to buy the raw parts. Seems the local economy is contracting like the rest of the nation. Yahoo news has story of 6.1 contraction in US economy http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Economy-shrinks-at-apf-15067036.html?.v=12

Things are going south quickly. This is the beginning of things to come. The beginning of the end as Obama said. Picture this. You are standing in the middle of a circle. People line the circle. First they throw things, to make you jittery, then they come and kick your backside to get you off guard. Next, they begin to throw punches, from all directions faster and faster. You can no longer tell where they are coming from, or who threw them. You are spinning unable to get out and away from the punches. To your face and arms, chest and back, legs and feet. Hard and harder. Finally all of a sudden, someone rushes in from out of nowhere and bear hugs you to make it all stop. Enveloping you with their arms and body the blows miraculously stop instantly. That person is now your saviour. You knight in white armor. As you leave the circle under their arm, you notice they have blood on their knuckles. They were the ones punching you in the face. Figure it out people!! That is what is happening now. More and more chaos to cause you to panic. Thats why they are pimping this flu. To get you scared, to get you off balance. The economy and this new pandemic of pig flu is just to get you freaked out enough to make you start to wobble. Get ahold of the situation. Get ready for the punch to the face. It is coming. Mark it down. Be ready and you won't get your backside handed to you. Patton said don't die for your country, get the other poor bastard to die for his. Same principle here. Don't let them confound you. Confound them. Grow your own food, make your own job, educate your own kids, shop at thrift stores, swap meets, flea markets. Kill the beast system. And ignore the pimps of the crap. bastards.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Been busy planting...

Sorry for the delay...LOL. I have been busy gardening. Tis the time of the year to be busy as a bee, and thats what has put me behind. My bees came ready earlier than I expected, like 2 weeks earlier (I had no earlier experience to tell me the right timetable) and I have been frenzied to get stuff in the ground. I usually plant a few new things I have never planted before, and some things like corn or watermelons that take a lot of space, but produce relatively little compared to such staples as beans and potatoes. I am going to skip corn this year I think. I love the fresh corn with dinner, but this year with the coming global depression, summer of rage riots which GM is prepping for by closing plants, the droughts of biblical proportions in California, Texas, China, the world, and my general gut feeling of impending civil rebellion/ riots/ war here in the US, might be good to produce as much as I can with what room I have. Now I have a goodly sized garden, and I added room this year, but I know it will not be enough. It is never enough. It will however be enough to grow all the green beans, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, carrots, beets, parsnips, squash both winter and summer, cukes, okra, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, swiss chard...and whatever else I can cram in to her.

I did get my beehive set up, and they are working hard, gathering nectar and pollen. I am going to add the small super for their honeystores, and for their future growth, and I will add a medium super for me to possibly steal a little for us later on. This year is all about making a strong hive, and next year hopefully getting a swarm and filling the top bar hive I built using plans from www.biobees.com . The hive I built will be in a future post I am sure, and once I get my wife to show me how to work the camera and the computer, I will take pics and upload them.

My rabbit hutch still sits 3/4 done, and waiting for its occupants to move in. I need to pick up a roll of roofing, or scrounge some shingles from a construction dumpster or 12. I also need to finish the doors. I have the wood cut to length, 5/4 decking board, and I am going to mortise the boards together and add the hardware cloth. Once that is done and hung, I can get busy finding a local to buy some good rabbit stock from. 2 females and 1 male.

I hear news of impending doom and gloom, things out of my control, but I made a decision a while back. Everytime I hear bad news, or something happens I do one thing to make myself and my family less dependent on those beast systems. I am now independent on eggs, chicken, apples, and soon, honey rabbits, fur for coats and robes, and I am always thinking about whats next. Get ready for a bumpy ride. And watch your back...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Taxes, Teabags, and preps...

Well, I made my signs, kissed my wife, and went to the local tea party. I had the distinct pleasure of being only one of 4 or 5 people pisse enough to start screaming at those yellow bellied lazy good for nothing POLITICIANS that were honored enough to come and speak. 3 out of the 5 speakers we had were politicians that have voted to RAISE local taxes. I and a very few others had the priveledge of shouting at them repeatedly. Then, the coup de gracie. My esteemed congress critter appeared as if my magic. Sue Myrick arrived in a silver car, and was immediately ushered to the front. She began to rip into the current administration about fiscal responsibility, until i had enough and shouted that she had voted for the FIRST bailout bill under Bush. She shut up for a sec, scanned the crowd, and hesitantly continued. I yelled a few more times, and finally held up my high yellow DON'T TREAD ON ME sign (A big Thank you to Big John Lipscomb for the exact thought to put to paper www.donttreadonme.tv ) and got enough people near me riled up enough to go over and ask her to explain herself. She looked plumb terrified. Poor thief. Now remember, I can't stand republican nor democrat, but I really hate a damn liar. Sue Myrick is one of these.

That does remind me though. Tea bags are something we might take for granted. I drink a gallon of tea a day when home and working in the garden. If you do as well, add it to your preps. They go on sale here every other week, and with coupons, I rarely spend more than .50 to .75 cents per 24 family bags. Take 2 and place them in a large ziploc baggie. They stay fine for months this way. Just don't remove the celefane wrapper. In addition to that, keep Kool-aid (or cheaper knockoff as we do. Do the exact same way. Or if you have a foodsaver, add them to a bag, and seal them in for freshness. Stay fine forever. Place in prep stash for a taste of normal for the kiddies. Check hot chocolate for after season sales. I bought a tall #10 can full normally 20 plus bucks at Costco for less than 3 bucks. It will still be fine next fall and winter for warming kids up after being outside working in the cold. Dry apple cider mix is a great addition to your BOB, and can be stored the same as koolaid is. Remember variety in your preps. Your kids will thank you. Again, remember you need potable water, or all that tea and kool-aid and hot cocoa will be no good to you at all.

Be safe, be aware, and stay informed.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea time

Just a quick post...Today, is time for the tax protest tea parties. If you cannot find one, stand at your post office. At your bank, at your courthouse. Somewhere. Wear a shirt, make a sign. For the love of all things good and decent, STAND.

All that is required for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing -- William Blake

Monday, April 13, 2009

Left and right

I used to be a republican. Or should I say the republicans used to represent me? I had strong libertarian leanings and was not a republican water boy by any means. I can and do think for myself, which makes me and others like me dangerous. I admit I was very vocal, and I was slightly active in local politics, but became disgusted with a party that said one thing and did another. Now no malice involved, if you are a democrat or a republican, I am not your enemy. But you might want to do some self-searching. I was going to quit the party and join the Constitution or Libertarian Parties, until Ron Paul declared his run. I was and am a big Ron Paul fan. That being said, we lost. Several reasons why, but nothing can change the outcome. I was opposed to the war in Iraq, because I support the troops. I don't support the idea of sending Americas Finest to die for corporate causes. I was against the NAU. I am against the open borders. I am against the UN and the new Global banking cabal that has been handed our country and our treasury. The american people also rejected the dingdong politics, but attached them to "W". They elected Obama. I couldn't vote for the fellow, nor McCrazy either. I knew it was going to be meet the new boss same as the old boss. And for your proof I present...http://cryptogon.com/?p=8011

“The Obama DOJ is now squarely to the Right of an extremely conservative, pro-executive-power, Bush 43-appointed judge on issues of executive power and due-process-less detentions.”

Read it if you want and just think things through. Why would the new president want more fascist powers than the last dictator, oops president? Why wouldn't he be opposed to the W policies? Remember Clintons mentor Carol Quigley said "The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies."

Hmmmmm. Think on these. I say these things to bring you this...

For Official Use Only: Department of Homeland Security Document Predicts Violence in Response to New Gun Restrictions April 13th, 2009
Via: Infowars:
(U//FOUO) Many rightwing extremist groups perceive recent gun control legislation as athreat to their right to bear arms and in response have increased weapons and ammunitionstockpiling, as well as renewed participation in paramilitary training exercises. Such activity, combined with a heightened level of extremist paranoia, has the potential tofacilitate criminal activity and violence.

This coupled with the US Army's War College plan about the "new enemy" that they are preparing for. I hope everyone realizes the depth of this news. You the Liberty lover and Defender, you the second amendment champion, you the mother of children, you the unemployeed,things have changed. There now exists a dramatic disconnect between the elected and the electors. Might change your prep plans for this summer accordingly. What would you do if you were german, and living right this second in 1932? What would you do, and what would you prepare for? Maybe you would pray more, hunker down, and hit the dirt. Many did just that. What will you do when they come for your neighbor? your coworker? your family? YOU?

What will you do as an American, living in 2009?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

2nd for the day...

While perusing my lists of news sites, (no not CNN or FAUX news, or the MSM at ALL!!!) I came across this link whiched linked to Yahoo.


The best is this...He added that while refund delays popped up in only a few states so far this year, continuing revenue shortfalls could lead others to resort to this "band-aid" tactic.
"This doesn't solve a budget crisis, but it gives you a little float," Barro said.
North Carolina, facing a $2 billion deficit in its current budget, is about four weeks behind where it would normally be in sending out refund checks, according to Kenneth Lay, the state's revenue secretary.
"We're managing the distribution of checks very carefully," he said.
Lay added while the state hopes to catch up by mid-May, there was understandable anxiety on the part of taxpayers who need their refunds due to the sour economic conditions.
"We're telling people 'You'll get your refund check, it's just taking a little longer this year,'" Lay said.

Hope you got preps and a job. If you are waiting on a refund check to supplement your unemployment pittance, good luck. Time to develop a plan. We all better have one. We are going to need it.

Family and flashlights

Last night around 9:30 or so, tired as a dog from planting in my garden all day long, the wind picked up and started making funny noises. I knew a thunderstorm front was coming, but thought nothing of it. As a prepper, I begin to mentally go through where things were. I am sad to say I couldn't remember where everything was. I was tired, I was sore, and my mind was racing through 50 different things. The winds picked up so hard, my neighbors trampoline was picked up over their house, and right in front of my wife and myself crashed directly into the power lines. Blue sparks and flash of light killed the electricity. The wind was really coming and followed by harder rain. I got the one hand cranked flashlight I keep in the kitchen, because it was the only thing I could remember where it was. I got that, went upstairs and brought my older 2 girls down stairs with sleeping bags to be in my room. Our family plan is in the event of tornados we go to the master bathroom. It is the only room with enough space for all 6 of us, with no windows, and no outside walls. I forced my brain to remember where the camp lantern was, and went and dug around to find it, hidden in the top of a closet with other preps. After the storm, we tried to look at the damage to make sure everything and everyone was okay The one thing that hurt my ego, was my non-prepping, non-TEOTWAWKI neighbors has these large flashlights. And knew where they were. We could see them checking on each other and us, and we had this little LED hand cranked thing.

This morning, we looked around for the first time. We lost a big, old, beautiful crab apple tree, my favorite tree in the whole yard. The swing set is destroyed, and our neighbors from almost half mile away, had half of their playhouse in our yard. It was a bad storm. Messed up a church up the road and destroyed a brick wall and the roof of it. Another neighbor lost all but 2 of their pear trees that lined the driveway and road front. But neighbors picked up the pieces and this afternoon all lokks mostly well.

The things I learned are, have a plan, when you are tired and half asleep, you can go through the motions and not have to figure it out on your feet. Second, I will now have flashlights in every bedroom, near every bed and sleeper, as in 2 in my bedroom. I will also keep back up batteries and bulbs. If you are like me, and cannot remember anything, on a small note pad, with your preps keep a list of what you do have. That way you or your spouse can go and get whatever you need. I do not recommend letting everyone know about it, just for you and yours.

My parents came over and we made light work of the large crabapple tree. We might be reaping the benefits of it however, when my father uses the wood to help smoke the roast for lunch tomorrow. Family and flashlights, 2 things you should be able to depend on in any sitution.

BTW, 2 more banks failed yesterday, New Frontier Bank in Greeley, Colorado, with $2 billion in assets and $1.5 billion in deposits, and Cape Fear Bank in Wilmington, North Carolina, with $492 million in assets and $403 million in deposits, were shut today by state regulators. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., named receiver, gave New Frontier depositors 30 days to transfer accounts, and arranged to have Cape Fear’s assets to be assumed by First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston in South Carolina. "courtesy of www.cryptogon.com " the day of reckoning is coming quick. Hope you are ready.

Friday, April 10, 2009

What to begin with...

Here we sit, at the beginning of the end, as our President said. Many have wondered what that meant. As a prepper, I ignore what is thrown out there as a sound bite for the masses, and watch the real indicators, such as unemployment, loss of consumer confidence, neighborhood foreclosures up and up and up, homeless rates increasing, violent crimes up, a creaping malaise on our country. I decide to do something. I cannot control our country's slide into economic oblivion, I can however insulate myself to a degree with preps. Thats right! The glorious wonderful simple thing called preps. I can go and do SOMETHING, instead of nothing. Here is what I do.

First, I sit down with a piece of paper (or in your head if you are not as ADD as I am) and analyze the situation. If you are not yet in trouble with job loss or foreclosure, you have the gift of time on your side. You can develop a plan. If you are already suffering, you can still plan and allocate your limited resources accordingly. The key is plan. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. So, you sit down. First thing you need is water. Do you have backup water sources and filters. I will do a post, with pics, on how to build a DIY water filter. I wouldn't focus too much on water though. Just enough to cover a week or so. Not only for economic tsunamis, but also for natural disasters. Next, Food. You need as much as you can afford to get. I know things are tough, so this is how I do it. First, buy a sunday paper, every sunday, and clip coupons. Visit sites like coupons.com and print coupons. Not only the ones you need, but those you could use, and those you don't. Get a box, a binder, something, and organize those coupons. The ones you don't use, group together, and you can trade those with others for the ones you want. I amd my wife, shop the weekly special flyers and use coupons for whats on sale. Several stores locally double coupons everyday. So an item on sale for $1.50, with a $0.50 coupon, doubled cost me only 50 cents. Often coupons are tripled when they have a sale, maybe every other month. We regularly cut our grocery bill in half, or better. This way, not only do we save money, we also get more preps. And that is a very good thing.

Next time we will discuss storing food and how to get more cheaply. I am new to this blogging thing, so I hope this is not too tedious.I will be attempting new projects this season. Rabbits, bees, and an expanded garden. I will post as much of this as I can along with pics so you can learn from my mistakes.

Pray for the best, and prep for the worst, and somewhere the two will meet.

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