The idea for this article was given to me by a good friend. She wrote about dating on her blog, but she won’t let me read her blog…. Hmmmmm…. Anyway, so you want to date a prepper, huh? Well, there are a few thing you should know and a few things you should look out for, in my humble opinion.
In today’s world, it’s important to know what’s going on around you. It could save your life. There is a concept taught in the military and on police forces called situational awareness. It simple means to know what’s going on around you. There are a few things you need to know to be proficient in the concept.read more »
There are several components to successful prepping, but there are none more important, in my view, as family and faith. Without those two critical parts, survival will be just that; survival. In a prepping or survival, merely surviving isn’t good, you want to be able to survive well or thrive, if possible.
This is an article from Infowars. I felt it is necessary to get this article out there simply because of the political climate and the threat many in DC feel from the prepper and Libertarian communities.
If you go into any Bass Pro Shop, Academy Sports, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Cabelas, etc, youre going to run into all kinds of survival gear. You’ll see everything from filtered drinking straws to paracord to food for the go. While there is use for each product out there, some times the items you’re looking at are just flashy things meant to get you to spend your hard earned money.
Generally, this site is dedicated to politics, but this article is about something a little different. There are some skills that everyone needs to know and some that are good to know on top of that. For example, first aid and CPR are 2 skills everyone should know. Other skills such as hunting, fishing, game processing, and gardening are good to know and could be very beneficial. Basically, everybody needs to know how to survive in a situation that prevents them from going to the store and just buying what they need.
Violence has its place in the world. Violence is necessary, at times, to make certain things happen politically. It’s called war. However, violence has no place in our movie theaters, our houses of worship, or shopping malls, or anywhere else that people go and should feel safe. That’s where the problem is these days; Colorado had their shooting, followed by a Sikh temple massacre, attempted shootings at a theater in Ohio and another in Connecticut.
If you’ve followed me for very long, you’ll know the Bill of Rights is dear to my heart. You’ll also know that I’ve been focusing on this drone thing for a while now. Some people thought I was crazy and paranoid, but more and more people are coming out about it.
I really enjoy reading Judge Napolitano’s writing. The man is a brilliant Constitutionalist. I found an opinion piece he wrote today on Fox News that summed up how I feel about the drones issue pretty concisely. Click here to read his op-ed. He stated that if this were done in Thomas Jefferson’s time, there would’ve been muskets trained on it to bring it down.
I was out in the garage cleaning tonight, having a few beers (Lone Star to be specific) and I had a thought. I remembered the monks in Germany drinking beer to survive the fasting of Lent. I remembered thinking, when I first heard about it, that they were drunks looking for an excuse to drink. After all, they are Germans. Don’t get offended… I’m part German and I drink a few. I’m also Irish and Scottish so I’m just screwed. Anyway, I remembered writing a paper on the German monks while I was in college several years ago and remembered the nutritional value of beer.
For the first time in human history, people live in urban areas more than they do in rural parts. This poses a security challenge. In the case of rural security, things like clearing trees back from your home, installing security lights, keeping a simple to use, but reliable firearm handy.
Urban survival and security is different from in a rural setting. The needs are different and the threat is generally different. Keep in mind that a lot of these tactics can be used in a rural setting, too. This article is not an exhaustive list.
You may have seen my post talking about the possible economic collapse facing our country if things don’t change in Washington DC. Well, there are a few things you can do to prepare for such an event. Strategies ranging from buying gold and silver to food storage will help you make it through an economic collapse better off than your neighbors.
Well, I think that’s how it’s spelled, but either way here’s what it is and how it can help you.
Have you ever had a garden that just kept drying out and dying off? Not enough water retention in the soil? Try this out:
- Dig a hole where you plan to garden and dig it pretty deep. Say 4 to 5 feet deep if you can.
- Throw logs into the hole, filling it about half way.
- Fill the dirt back in and fill the hole
I know this sounds like a crazy thing to do, but follow me here. When you put your plants in the ground and water them the first time, make sure you give them lots of water. The water will seep into the ground and permeate the logs. The logs act as a sponge and will slowly release water back into the soil as the ground dries.
But what happens when the wood breaks down and rots? Well, for about the first year, the logs will break down, taking a lot of the nitrogen from the soil, so plant things that add nitrogen to the soil like beans. Stay away from nitrogen hogs like corn.
The next year, the wood will still be there and will still act as a sponge, but it won’t deplete the nitrogen in the soil so you can grow pretty much anything there.
You won’t have to water it as often as the wood keeps a steady flow of water back into the soil until it dries out and you should see deeper root systems and more lush vegetation.