SitRep – 5/27/2017

What the heck is going on???? !!!!!! ?????

Doesn’t it seem as if you ask yourself that question each day! Well, there is good reason for that…we are in an era of unparalleled upheaval at every turn. And it is all of our own making.

Brennan, Another Coup Player –

Throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks is the game plan of those fighting against Trump. The latest was testimony of former CIA Director John Brennan trying to tie Trump to the Russians in some dark conspiracy. Let’s set aside the fact that he couldn’t actually make that connection…the important point is he tried to and was more than willing to do so.

First off, you have to understand he is a hand-picked Obama sycophant. This man spent 25 years with the CIA learning to kill, torture, lie, deceive, and overthrown sovereign leaders. He was personally in charge of the “Disposition Matrix”, otherwise known as America’s “kill list.” Yes, you read that right. John Brennan, under the direction of Barack Obama was personally responsible for maintaining the infamous kill list. This man could pick and choose who CIA personnel (and contractors) or the military killed without trial or even a hearing. Brennan stated, “it’s a necessary part of what we do”. How’s that for an item on your resume!? Or, how’s that for part of your moral foundation?

Brennan also served as the President and CEO of The Analysis Corporation (TAC). TAC is a government contractor performing very, very shady work for federal intelligence agencies.

What is important here is this…Brennan is another intelligence player trying to overthrow the President of the United States. That now makes it clear that the entire intelligence community leadership is working very hard behind the scenes and publicly to overthrow Trump.

Coup Note: If the coup is not real, then why is the Washington Times running this headline, “The latest news from the president in exile” from an article on 5/25? And why are they referring to the “government in exile” and Obama as the “president in exile“…just saying.

Manchester Intelligence Leak –

Right after the Manchester Bombing a few days ago, US intelligence agencies leaked extremely sensitive and highly classified information to the media. That intelligence was given to the US intelligence agencies by the Manchester police and other UK intelligence agencies. It wasn’t just a single leak but a series of leaks. Here is the reaction of the folks in the UK, “British police believe the leaks are unprecedented in their scope, frequency and potential damage.”

So why did American intelligence agencies leak that information to the media?

Only a single reason…to embarrass Trump and weaken America.

Why endeavor to accomplish those two missions? I’ve told you consistently for quite a while now…United States intelligence agencies, specifically the US secret police (FBI, CIA, & NSA) are in the process of overthrowing the President of the United States.

Their end goal? I’ve talked about this at length as well…their goal is nothing less than the establishment of a totalitarian police state. And they are winning. For more information read previous SitReps and the FAQ articles.

Sessions & 2nd Amendment –

Most of the time in today’s world it is the little things that you have to watch for that point out where we are headed and what is happening. One of those little things was Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his recent anti-Second Amendment stance. Remember, Sessions works for Trump, so what Session does supposedly represents Trump’s beliefs and desires.

Just a couple days ago Sessions declared his intention to work against the Second Amendment. For reference the Second Amendment states…

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

It is clear as a bell, no qualification, no equivocation, no exceptions, nothing…period…”shall not be infringed.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not support the Second Amendment. Sessions is going to court to ensure that non-violent felons cannot have their right to bear arms restored. But, that is not the worse part…he isn’t protecting the Second Amendment to begin with!

Gun rights shouldn’t be limited or infringed period! It is crystal clear to any reader, lover, and supporter of the Constitution. It is exactly clear in what was written, what was intended, and for very good reasons. But, you have a powerful “law & order” advocate in AG Sessions that doesn’t believe in, and won’t support the Second Amendment.

It is plain and simple…you either believe in and support the Constitution or you don’t. If you don’t then you are no friend of our Constitutional Republic.

But, let’s test what I am saying…Is there anything else that would indicate the Jeff Sessions doesn’t support the Constitution?

The answer is once again, an unqualified “yes!” Sessions has made it clear that he 100% supports Civil Asset Forfeiture (CAF). CAF is a process, completely outside of the judicial system, that allows the federal government to seize any asset of any person they so desire. A person doesn’t have to be convicted of a crime of any kind for CAF to be invoked. And FYI…a person doesn’t even have to be charged with a crime. What about the CAF that violates the Constitution? CAF violates the Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, and Ninth Amendment.

Let’s test Sessions one more time just to make sure I have it right. How do you feel about Big Brother? Do you feel the Patriot Act was the most “police state”, illegal, anti-Constitutional, intrusive, and power abusive move by the federal government in recent memory?

Constitutional expert and advocate Judge Andrew P. Napolitano said this, “The Patriot Act has a bad pedigree and an evil history.” Yup….he said “evil‘!

So now we test that against what AG Jeff Sessions has said about the Patriot Act, “The provisions in the Patriot Act are in no way extreme, in no way novel, in no way contradictory to the principles of the constitutional law this country has operated under since its founding.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exceptionally anti-Constitution and extreme in his anti-American views of the law! He clearly rejects the Constitutional Bill of Rights (specifically five of them).

So what is he?

He is a huge advocate of a police state, an all powerful federal government, anti-states’ rights, and totalitarian government advocate. That is plain and simple…his beliefs, words, and actions prove it beyond a any doubt. AG Sessions is a very dangerous man.

So where does that place Trump?

Well, it was Trump that named Sessions as AG. It was Trump that has spoken highly of Sessions. And it was Trump that also stated that he supports and wants to strengthen CAF. On February 7th of this year in a meeting with law enforcement national leadership Trump voiced his unqualified support for CAF.

When a LEO leader brought up a Texas legislator that was fighting to weaken CAF Trump said, “Who is the state senator?  Want to give his name?  We’ll destroy his career.”

“Destroy his career.”   Those are the words that a madman, or a dictator, would speak.

Appears that Sessions and Trump are of the same mindset.

Greg Gianforte, They Just Don’t Get It –

This past week Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte “body slammed” a reporter. The media became hysterical once again. Why? Because they are some kind of alien life form! Listen, Montana elected this guy…why? Because they wanted him to represent them! So would I.

Everyone hates reporters, the polling data all shows that the media, especially reporters, are hated as much as herpes and rapists. Yeah, for good reason. So when a reporter pushed himself on Gianforte and invaded his personal space during a social event, the reporter got exactly what he deserved. More power to Gianforte…and thank you Mr. Gianforte for doing what most of us Americans would love to do.

There is this thing called “personal space” and you know what that is. It is the area immediately around you that people, decent people, stay out of. They stay out of personal space out of respect for each other.

Well, reporters are not respectful…actually, they are barely human. To understand the person that reporter Ben Jacobs is, it takes only knowing his background. Jacobs is a radical left-wing extremist. He has worked for far-left media outlets and he is a radical Progressive. He was there for one purpose, a single intention, to bait Gianforte. Well, he did…and he got what was coming to him.

If more people behaved liked Gianforte, and more people like Jacobs learned life’s lessons the hard way, we would have a much, much better society. But alas, the whack-job left has no clue how decent people should live and behave…so they will continue to be the provocateurs of violence and the personification of what is wrong in this world. All the while criticizing everyone but themselves.

Big Money, Big Corporate CEOs, Big Trouble for America –

Starbucks Howard Shultz and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg have recently become the latest big corporation billionaires to advocate for extreme socialism in America. They are advocating for extremist ideas such as universal income, government universal health care system, extreme tax rates for the middle class, massive welfare programs, massive redistribution of wealth, and a huge all-powerful federal government.

Why is that important? Because the Democrat Party with its anti-American extremist philosophies are the party of the rich. The Democratic Party dwarfs the Republican Party in terms of billionaire supporters. And guys like Zuckerberg, Shultz, Gates, Buffet, etc. are all extremely anti-Christian, anti-family, non-Consitutionalists, police state advocates, Federalists, and more…much more. And they have the money to move their agenda forward…and they are…and they are winning.

Remember, it is guys like Gates and Zuckerberger that are willingly and enthusiastically assisting the FBI, NSA, and CIA by providing all technology-based information on all Americans that pass through their huge mega-operations. Yup, go do the research. These left-wing radicals are providing information on you and all Americans to America’s secret police. And there is only one purpose behind it…an all-powerful federal government. And why do you think all those uber-rich billionaires are supporting an all-powerful, police-state federal government?

Static, Confusion, Deception, and You –

We are in an unprecedented time in America. We are watching and experiencing the overthrow of America’s Constitutional Republic form of government. We are seeing the federal government establishment -led by the FBI, CIA, and NSA- overthrow a sitting President. We are watching this tragedy unfold before our eyes. Everything good about America is being torn apart and destroyed by a coalition of the ruling class, the political class, the rich elites, and the media. We are watching the intentional and systematic destruction of America…in real-time.

What we witness every day is a mixture of truth and fiction. The fiction is designed to divert your attention, or capture your attention, so you don’t see the meaningful destructive actions taking place. The coalition that I just referred to wants to keep your life in such turmoil that you will be unable to see and/or react to what is happening that is actually important. That renders you helpless and ineffective…if you let them control you, have power over you. That in turn allows them to advance their agenda unimpeded.

Can you do anything meaningful to stop or reverse any of this? No, not really. This war is being fought at a very high level, far above what you and I can impact. But, there will come a time that is will directly affect you and I. And it will be our preparedness that might, and I say might, save us and our family.

Summary –

Once again:

  • Stay informed. Don’t become blinded by their shiny objects. Keep your Situational Awareness sharp. Don’t listen to the static. Don’t get distracted.
  • Don’t become a blind follower of anyone.
  • Keep preparing and don’t get discouraged.
  • Grow your sphere of influence. Become prepared to lead.
  • Be ready to act when the time and need comes.
  • Enjoy your life, enjoy your family, love that blue sky, take a walk and listen to the birds. Life and family are both wonderful gifts…don’t squander them.

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Initiative ’17 – Part #3: Prepared to Lead

I just completed the rough draft of my fourth article in this series. I was sitting there thinking to myself that I didn’t really have a clearly defined “mission” to this initiative. Those of you that have been visiting the site for a while know I am a big believer in defining the mission of anything, especially when it comes to gear & equipment. But, the same mission identification should, and normally does, apply to every article I put up on this site. But, such was not the case with the Initiative ’17 series. I apologize. And, I’ve corrected that with this article.

As I was saying…I was reviewing in my mind the articles that I had written so far and it hit me like a bolt of lightning. I was writing articles that would make you a leader when there were emergencies, disasters, or a grid-down event.

There will be people who have some food storage, maybe a gun or two and some ammo, and there might even be some folks with radios and solar charging capability. But, who will know how to assign people to cover the four basic areas of organization of an incident? Who will know what the proper priorities are for any emergency, disaster, or a grid-down event? Who is going to know how to spot folks who pose as threats or are prospective assets? Who are going to be the people who understand Situational Awareness, Tunnel Vision, Complacency, Normalcy Bias, etc?

Well, that answer is you! Yup, plain and simple…you will be that person.

Why not someone else? Well, maybe. But, if not you, who? And why not you?

What if your church, neighborhood, or community already has leadership? Really. What qualifies a person to be a leader?

What does your neighborhood leader do for a living? What training, knowledge or experience does that person have that you would suddenly trust them when the world falls apart?

“Ah, my church leadership will run everything!” Really? And exactly how will they do that?

“They are called of God and will follow Him!” Really? So that person, without any training or experience, will suddenly be able to have God just tell them what to do? What if God tells them to organize their congregation to deal with whatever the calamity is? Will you be prepared to lead one of those areas of effort if asked? What if your church leader needs to maintain his position of spiritual leadership and turn over the more temporal needs to someone else…who would that leader be? Would you be prepared to be that leader?

So my point is, I want to make sure I am providing tools for you, to enable you to step up and be a leader regardless of your situation.

What makes me qualified to do that? Well, my professional background of well over 30 years providing emergency services all over the US and even internationally. Or, my 1000’s upon 1000’s of hours of formal training during that same 30+ years. Or my 1000’s of hours of research in these subjects outside of all of that training. Then again…maybe it is just my desire to sound like a know-it-all.

Whatever the case is, you may well find some valuable information that will help you be that leader that people will need with it hits the fan.

What is Leadership?

Ah, there is a problem here. If you look online you will find hundreds of different definitions of leadership. And then you will find 1000’s of articles about what makes a good leader. And, for the most part all of it sucks. Yup, they aren’t good enough. So now what?

Have you ever experienced a good leader? How about dealing with a bad leader?

So after contemplating that for a minute are you starting to see a picture of what makes a good leader and what makes a bad leader?

So, now define “leadership” if you please…

I worked on that task for quite a while…and for the most part I came up empty handed. But, then I started thinking…what if people don’t see a need for a leader? Wow! That hadn’t dawned on me, that there wasn’t an actual need for a leader. So imagine this, a group of 20 people standing around knowing that something needs to be done. OK, now imagine that picture with no one stepping up and making something happen.

Yeah, pretty ugly picture. So, for this part of the conversation we will imagine an emergency, disaster, or a grid-down event has taken place and there is a group of 20 folks meeting in the neighborhood. And someone says, “Well, what do we do now?” That establishes the need for a leader.

Back to defining “leadership”, have you come up with anything yet?

Mine was simple, overly simple actually, but spot on if you ask me…

The action of leading a group of people.

Notice I didn’t define a leader, just the term (verb) leadership.

But, now that we have the foundation of what leadership is, we can move on to defining the traits of a good leader. However, I want to work backwards. What are the traits of a bad leader? Of course we are working in the context of emergencies, disasters, or a grid-down event.

Here are some of the traits of a bad leader that I have seen in the military and firefighting in my career:

  • Someone who doesn’t know what they are talking about; either stupid or ignorant.
  • A person who is disengaged. They show up, tell you to do something, and then disappears until the next visitation and order.
  • A person who makes decisions in a vacuum, or from the top, and doesn’t understand conditions on the ground.
  • A person who won’t actually listen to or take advice from peers or subordinates.
  • A “pretty boy” or “politician”.
  • A person that always “one-ups” you in a conversation or always has to have the last word.
  • A micro-manager.
  • Almost worst of all…someone who won’t make a decision.
  • Worst of all…someone who won’t back their people, even when those people make a mistake.

Now, what I have seen of good leaders:

  • Someone who listens to his people and takes their advice.
  • A person who trusts his subordinates and empowers them to make decisions.
  • A person who always passes the credit to his people.
  • A person who accepts the blame when things goes wrong.
  • Someone who looks out for the benefit and welfare of the people they lead.
  • Someone who is willing to make a decision and stand by it.
  • A person who knows what they are doing and talking about…”been there, done that” experienced.

What does your lists look like when you are posed with the questions; 1) What does a bad leader look like? 2) What does a good leader look like?

I was having a discussion with my peer at work the other day, we were talking about our boss. We are amazingly together in our view of our boss. Basically…he sucks as a leader. Nice guy, but he is a terrible leader. What makes him so?

  1. He is disengaged with our department and the people in it.
  2. He is all about himself and his advancement, he just wants us to do our job.
  3. He is gone most of the time.
  4. He doesn’t ever (or very rarely) express appreciation to his folks for what they do, even when it is above and beyond what is normally expected of them.
  5. He is a “black hole” of communication…communications go to him, and nothing rarely comes out. He sees information as power…and doesn’t like to share it until it is needed.
  6. Anytime a suggestion or solution is offered by one of the guys, he then relates that is exactly what he was thinking, or that is what he was going to suggest but was waiting to see if anyone else would come up with it.

And so, what exactly is the end result of such poor leadership on his part?

The folks in our department don’t respect him. They don’t trust him. They see him as someone only out for themselves. And how do you think that affects the people and morale in the department?

Are you a leader? Might you be called to be a leader? Might you be the only logical choice to be a leader when an emergency, disaster, or grid-down event hits?

Personally, I think you would be the logical leader, the most qualified leader, the most prepared to lead.

Summary –

Initiative ’17 now has a mission…Preparing you to lead when an emergency, disaster, or grid-down event hits.

Here is what I will ask of you…do not judge yourself at this point. Let’s get through these articles and absorb the information that I will present. Learn whatever you can from each article. Let each one sink in to your mind and allow your mind to form pictures of what may happen and how you would react to it…if you were the leader.

YOU can do this! When the world falls apart, and I’ve seen that happen hundreds of times, people are capable of amazing acts of courage and bravery. I have seen people do almost unbelievable things to help each other out. I have seen the absolute best of people committing acts of amazing compassion and service. What I have also seen every single time…people wanting, even begging, for leadership. People are willing to march into hell itself with buckets of water if the right person will lead them.

Now, let me go religious on you for just a short minute. I thought of a man, a simple man, plainly dressed, humble family origins, little education, no worldly means, no fancy job or profession. That person established the largest religious organization the world has ever seen. And it has lasted, actually grown and flourished, for 2000 years. His name was Jesus Christ. And how did he do it?

You could give many answers to that question, but I think one reason that rates right up at the top is His desire and ability to serve others. He healed people. He fed people. He taught people, He listened to people. He washed people’s feet. He comforted people when they needed it. He served.

Sure, a cynical man might say…Yeah, but they killed him and his 11 best friends. Yes, that they did. But, I ask you this, would you say Christ succeeded as a leader, or failed?

For me, I say He was an unqualified success. And He did it by serving. And the more I think of it, the more I realize a great leader is one who serves his people with a sincere heart. Is that the only attribute a person needs? Of course not! A good leader has many attributes that we listed earlier. A great leader has all those traits…and then serves his people through humility, love, and sincerity.

Let’s work together over the coming weeks to develop in ourselves…Prepared to Lead.

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Frequently Asked Questions – 5/21/2017

Why did you call it a “coup” against Trump way before others?

Well, I have no idea why others didn’t call it a coup long ago…when I did. All the signs were there, are there, and it is only getting worse. It was interesting to listen to Rush Limbaugh a couple of snippets over the last two weeks and hear him so forcefully use the terms “coup”, “ruling class”, “political class”, “deep state”, etc. Should I start charging Rush for him using for show prep?

What about the economy?

It sucks! How many times to I have to say it. I have talked just not that long ago about the latest sector to be tanking is brick and mortar retail. They are in really bad shape with hundreds and hundreds of stores closing. And the true downside to that is the people losing their jobs. It has a one two punch; 1) they lose their job and that takes money out of the economy. But 2) Retail is a pretty specialized job market and it is disappearing. Those folks will end-up chronically unemployed or move into lower paying jobs for the most part. Few will move up the job ladder.

Now, don’t forget a whole bunch of snowflakes that thought they weren’t going to have to repay their student loans are going to be in for a shock. And that will suck money out of the economy.

And FYI…household debt is at a all-time high…even higher than before the Great Recession!

Do you have a timeline for everything falling apart?

This is the question I get asked the most…by far. And the answer is a qualified no. I am serious when I say we could wake up on any given morning and find ourselves at war externally or internally. Either event will immediately tank the stock markets and therefore the economy. But regardless of an overnight catastrophe, the USA continues to sink into the abyss…in every regard and aspect. And that won’t change. The left (i.e. Democrats, Progressives, Liberals, anarchists, etc.) are determined to destroy America. Some of those folks are fairly decent people…as far as traitors and criminals are concerned. They suppose that their good works are somehow moving us towards a better country with a more just and fair future…a land of milk and honey for all!Then there are the Republicans who think they are God’s gift to politics. However, they are little different than Democrats.

They are all useful idiots of those that lead them. And those leaders want nothing more than a totalitarian state. I think I heard Rush Limbaugh use the term ”authoritarian state” just last week. Same thing, just lipstick on the pig. But, the timeline for the slow slide into the abyss…ongoing but within 10 years for a hard landing.

Do you think Mueller will get to the bottom of everything now that he is appointed as Special Counsel?

What? Are you out of your mind? Let me be more direct…Are you freaking crazy? Let’s talk about his stats:

  • He is a lawyer
  • He is a career civil servant
  • He was appointed as FBI Director by Bush2 and Obama
  • He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Princeton
  • He has Masters in International relations
  • His law degree comes from University of Virginia
  • Marine Corp Officer with combat experience

Wait a second…let me start again…

  • He is a lawyer (self-explaining and not complimentary)
  • He is a career civil servant (lived off taxpayers most of his life as a lawyer)
  • He was appointed as FBI Director by Bush#2 and Obama (read it: worked for the secret police through appointments by two Progressive/Globalist Presidents, one of which is a Marxist extremist)
  • Mueller was the FBI’s longest serving Director since the infamous Hoover (during which time the FBI illegally worked together with the IRS against Tea Party groups, Conservative groups, and Constitution advocacy groups)
  • He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Princeton (a very, very liberal college)
  • He has Masters in International relations (really!)
  • His law degree comes from University of Virginia (a breeding ground for globalists)
  • Marine Corp Officer with combat experience (this is a positive in his life, I respect this)
  • Now…wait for it…Robert Mueller and James Comey worked together. Yup! Sure did. They worked closely together a number of times in close collaboration with each other…against a sitting President. At one point Mueller almost caused a violent confrontation between FBI agents and other Federal law enforcement (including Secret Service agents) when Mueller ordered FBI agents to resist any effort to intervene and remove Comey from a situation wherein he had injected himself…working against a sitting President. The request came to Mueller directly from Comey. Yup, Mueller almost caused a violent confrontation between two Federal law enforcement agents. He authorized it!!!!
  • Comey has called Mueller one of the finest people he’s ever met.
  • Comey has referred to Mueller as an “ally” in testimony to Congress.
  • Comey stated publicly considers Mueller a “close friend.”

The list goes on and on and on. These two are close friends and political allies. They both come from a Progressive/Liberal lawyer background. They have both worked together against a sitting President before. They both worked together to pit FBI agents against Secret Service agents and they were fine if it turned violent. They are both globalists in the views. They are both life-long Washington insiders. They are both the ultimate in political class membership. Card carrying ruling class members. How much worse could it get for truth, independence, and objectivity for Trump? And how much worse could it get for the country? With Comey and Mueller working together once again against a sitting President…well, we are going to find out.



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Retirement Home & BugOut Location (RHBOL) Part 5

By the time we left the property on our first visit we had taken a number of first steps. And I am true to my preparedness priorities even now.

  1. We buried weapons and tactical gear to protect against the threat of violence.
  2. We buried first aid kits to help protect against injury and sickness.
  3. We buried two handheld radios with spare batteries and portable solar panel/changer.
  4. We buried a portable water filtration unit with spare filter cartridges.

In addition to the above, we also –

  1. Placed a new very heavy piece of chain on the gate. And to secure the chain we used a very heavy duty combo lock. We chose a combo lock so we could simply tell someone the combo vs. tell them were to find a hidden key. Don’t get too impressed with the chain/lock thing. The fence right beside the gate has been cut for some time. We are assuming it was to let cattle roam freely in and out of the 40 acres. The purpose of the new shinny chain and lock was to let the local folks that the property was under new management and that we cared. Kind of like putting them on notice.
  2. We took a 90-day cache of freeze-dried food with us along with a case of nitrogen packed rice. This move was to give us some food at the property in the event that we got there without any food supplies at all. However, since there was no real hide location to keep the food safe we rented a 10’ x 15’ storage locker at the local storage company. In addition to the food we also took a two-acre seed kit with us.
  3. We put together an extensive tool kit that would cover virtually all minor and some major repair requirements, mechanical or structural. The tool kit was also left at the storage building.
  4. We also have a storage box of summer-weight clothes that we left in the storage locker. The box closes plenty tight enough to keep out unwanted bugs, etc.
  5. We took a basic set of cooking utensils and a portable cooking stove. Again, left at the storage building.
  6. We have a 10’ x 13’ wall tent, carpet, rain fly, and cammo netting for our shelter needs.
  7. And finally we took two ammo boxes of 5.56, one box of 180gr XTP .40cal ammo, and a shotgun ammo load-out can…and the Stevens shotgun to run the ammo through. If you aren’t sure that the “ammo load-out” is < click here to read more >
  8. And yes, there is more misc. gear and equipment we took but the above is sufficient to show how we addressed each emergency preparedness priority.

Is this all we are taking? Of course not. But we had the UTV to take and that took up both weight and room. At least we have enough to set up a camp there and get by for a while…at least to survive there if we had too.

On our next trip there we will take:

  1. Fence repair supplies (t-posts, stays, barbed wire) and tools (t-post driver, fencing pliers, etc.). We have to get the fence back in shape continuing to establish that there are new owners and that we are reestablishing the property rights. We have to let folks know that we intend to secure the property.
  2. “No Trespassing” signs to support the fence repair. We are putting people on notice that they are not welcome on the property unless they have our permission. This establishes another firm sign that we are the new owners and this is our property and we expect our rights to be both observed and respected.
  3. I will take more tools and more supplies to work on the property.

This coming week (early August) we have a well drilling and maintenance company coming out to the property to pull the old pipe and pump out of the well. We need to know if the old pump is any good. We’ve decided not to use the old pipe. It is galvanized pipe and thirty years old from what the record indicate. We are replacing it with state-of-art poly pipe. It will hold up forever, easy to work with, and we can put it in (or take it out) by hand by ourselves without fancy equipment. We will probably replace the pump and wiring as well. That way it is all new and should last a long time…longer than us or our children.

If the old pump is any good at all we will have them do a repair/maintenance job on it and have it as a spare should the need arise. The 1.25” galvanized pipe that they bring up will not go to waste. We will use that on projects around the property. I can see it would be really useful when it comes to fencing; either “H” braces or corners. I will see what condition the wiring is in, it may be still usable. If not, I will recycle it for a few bucks someday when I go into town.

Wife and I have been working on our cabin plans. We have been reworking what the layout will be. We think we have it down to the final layout and dimensions. The cabin will be 28’ x 32’ with a master bedroom, a storage/office room, and one bath (toilette, shower, pedestal sink). The kitchen and living area will be a real open concept design allowing for several comfortable living areas. However, the openness will make the area feel larger than what it really is. The open concept will also make heating and cooling the cabin much easier.

We are planning on a tankless, on-demand, propane hot water heater. An old fashion hot water tank is just too inefficient for our needs. The tankless unit will require no electricity. This is by design since we will not be hooked into the power grid and we don’t want to require electrical usage from a solar system when we don’t need it.

The toilette will be a common water closet, flushing toilette. The only difference will be that the toilette will be contributing solely to the septic system. The kitchen sink, shower, and bathroom sink will be “grey water” disposal directly to fruit frees that we will be planting.

The range/oven will also be propane. And strangely enough so will the refrigerator/freezer. Actually the refrigerator/freezer is of the RV family. It can run off 12vDC, propane, or 110vAC (in that order of preference). That gives us multiple options to keep our food fresh. And gives us some amount of that “normal living” feeling. We will have a microwave as well, I am still researching if there is a good 12vDC microwave or do I have to go with a very efficient 110vAC unit.

The electrical system will be a combination system. It will all be solar based since there is no power grid out there to tap into. And that is just fine with me. I want to be independent of the power grid if you want to know the truth. I don’t like any dependency on any part of the power grid. Back to the electrical system…

Most of our electrical needs will be 12vDC. Things such as our ceiling fans and lighting will be 12vDC. Even our refrigerator/freezer will have a 12vDC option. We will have a bank of batteries that are deep cycle 12vDC AGM style. We are not going with large specialized batteries due main to cost. However, we also want compatibility to readily available 12vDC car, truck, RV batteries should the situation demands it. We will have a solar panel array with the appropriate MorningStar charge/controller unit.

For other needs where 110vAC is more appropriate we will have that at our disposal as well. The AC current will be powered via a modified sine wave inverter. We are still working on the required wattage but it will be at least 1800w, possibly as high as 3000w. And yes, we might have to go with a pure sine wave inverter. We just haven’t figured out all of the details yet.

The house will be wired for both. We will try to stick with 12vDC usage as much as possible but we will have 110vAC if needed. It will be wired for inverter use, but it will be capable of plugging in a generator to the system if required to provide a more constant supply of AC voltage for short periods of time. Don’t worry, when the time comes I will provide a complete wiring schematic and other details to show you exactly how this is going to work and exactly what we did.

Have you thought about the #1 concern in terms of the well?

Granted, there are a number of concerns that go along with well ownership –

  1. Security for the well head and water tank.
  2. Water quality and testing.
  3. Well and pump servicing.

But, what do you see as the #1 priority for the well…actually, the water supply?


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SitRep – 5/16/2017 >>ALERT!

I wrote this article yesterday afternoon (Monday 5/15), then did my final edit about 9:30pm. Yeah, then I woke up at 4am…worried. I was worried that the article was too “alarmist” in tone. I mean I am claiming WWIII to have started, that a Civil War is taking place, and our President is in the process of being overthrown by the ruling class.

Nah! That’s not alarmist at all…right!

So I laid there in bed and thought it through. You either believe me because I have proven myself to be pretty dang accurate in what I publish. Or, you will dismiss what you read because you think I am making stuff up. Then again, you might think I am a card-carrying tinfoil hat kind of person.

But, what hit me the most…I have to put this out there. I know I am right. I might not have each detail exactly right, maybe I am not spot-on about each person, and I probably am off on timelines. But, I know that I am connecting the dots correctly. So I am a voice of warning. What you do with that warning is up to you.

So here is the challenge…prove me wrong. Yup, don’t believe a single word I print in this article, or any other. Rather, try and find valid and reliable information that proves me wrong, that what I am saying is not true. Because in the final analysis you are responsible for yourself and your family. I am only be a voice of warning. And I am perfectly OK with that.

Here we go…the situation in the world and in the USA has just ratcheted up another notch. We have some serious problems facing us right now. Those problems are so serious that I am producing another SitRep on the heels of the one on 5/10 & 5/3.

There are dark forces at work right now in this country. Forces that would like to see nothing less than the Constitution being destroyed…completely destroyed.

In this SitRep I will cover the following:

  • The coup to overthrow Trump continues and intensifies
  • Update on the secret police in the US
  • World War III has started
  • I personally caught the Trump White House lying…clearly and unequivocally lying. And I can prove it.
The Coup Continues –

James Clapper, unindicted co-conspirator, has clearly made known his participation in the coup against Trump. I said back in March <SitRep – 3/6/2017> that James Comey and James Clapper were coordinating the actions of America’s secret police (FBI, CIA, & NSA) in the coup against Trump. Clapper, who repeatedly perjured himself during Congressional hearings, stated over the weekend that:

  • Russia interfered in our 2016 presidential elections.
  • Trump colluded with Russia in that interference.
  • Russia is assaulting our governmental institutions (i.e. an act of war).
  • Trump is assaulting our governmental institutions (eroding the Constitutional system of checks & balances) from inside the White House (act of treason).
  • Trump worked with, and gave a victory to, Russia when he fired James Comey.

Here is what we know about James clapper, former head of National Intelligence:James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, he denied that the NSA spied on Congress

  • He repeatedly perjured himself in Congressional hearings. All of which are felonies.
  • He repeatedly lied to the American public through statements and press releases.
  • He led the intelligence services to illegally and unconstitutionally acquire communications of regular Americans through massive acquisitions of all electronic communications.
  • He illegally authorized the “unmasking” of persons to the Obama administration for purely political purposes. Estimates are in the 2000 persons range. All of which were felonies.
  • He illegally authorized intelligence services to unconstitutionally conduct surveillance operations on members of Congress, both Representatives and Senators.

Clapper is a slimy dirt bag that is actively attempting, in conjunction with others, to overthrow the President of the United States.

Here is what we know about James Comey, former Director of the FBI:

  • We know that Comey was, and still is, working to oust Trump from office.
  • We know that Comey was a highly politicized appointee by Obama working directly for Obama’s political agenda.
  • We know that Comey used the FBI in coordination with the IRS against Tea Party and other conservative and constitutional non-profits. Yes, multiple felonies.
  • We know Comey perjured himself in Congressional hearings. Once again, felonies.
  • We know that Comey worked for AG Loretta Lynch. And after Lynch met privately with Bill Clinton is when Comey announced that although Hillary Clinton repeatedly committed multiple felonies, including national security violations, that Hillary would not be charged.
  • This is the same Comey that had threatened Apple Computer to give the FBI unfettered access to all Apple devices regardless of country or the legality.
  • We know that Comey illegally used intelligence and electronic communications that were illegally acquired by the NSA.

Comey is another slimy dirt bag that is actively attempting, in conjunction with others, to overthrow the President of the United States.

We are now entering a period of critical mass. We have the Democrats in an all-out assault on the Trump Presidency. You now have multiple Congressional Dems calling for the immediate impeachment of Trump. You see sleaze bag Liberal/Progressives like John McCain (so-called Republican) joining the battle to overthrow Trump. The media is obviously all in for overthrowing Trump.

This coup is real and continuing to grow.

Now that they are building and strengthening the case of “Trump & Russia against the United States” you will see more calls from both sides of the political aisle for a special investigation and prosecutor to probe that connection. And they will find enough…I am not sure exactly what, but they will find enough.

And possibly, very possibly, it will accurate and real. Remember General Michael Flynn? He has made it easy to link Trump to Russia through his highly suspect actions and financial dealings. Guilty or not he has added gasoline to the fire.

The Secret Police –

I keep talking about America’s secret police, and for good reason. The FBI, CIA, and the NSA all comprise to make up the generic term secret police. Here is what we now know to be 100% fact about those highly armed paramilitary organizations:

  • They have been illegally collecting all electronic communications and information on all Americans for over 10 years. And the whole time they’ve been denying it. However, all the information and documents released over the last two years through investigations and document leaks makes it clear they have been lying to us and to Congress all along.
  • The FBI, in conjunction with the IRS, illegally worked to suppress conservatives, Tea Party groups, and Constitution advocate groups. This is not just illegal but irrefutably unconstitutional…an outright act of treason.
  • We know the FBI has a long history of political influencing via blackmail and extortion of politicians and even Presidents.
  • We know that the CIA has been working clandestinely to influence elections around the world for over five decades.
  • We know that the CIA has violently overthrown governments around the world, including assignations of sovereign leaders.
  • We know that the NSA and FBI have undertaken a systematic abuse of the FISA court to otherwise illegally obtain intelligence information of US citizens.
  • We know that the NSA and the FBI have intimidated and extorted cooperation of technology companies to provide massive amounts of data on regular US citizens that would otherwise be illegal to obtain.
  • We know that the NSA and the FBI has intimidated and extorted cooperation of technology companies to provide “backdoor” access to their software and electronic devices.
  • We know the source of last week’s world-wide cyber-attacks was done with malware developed by the NSA.

And the list could go on and on and on. The point is we know beyond any shadow of a doubt that America’s secret police are working against the interests of American citizens. We know for absolute fact that they are breaking the law and their actions are also without question unconstitutional. We know for 100% certainty that they are lying about it to not just the American public, but committing perjury (felonies) when testifying in front of Congress. Yet, they continue to operate with impunity!

So the natural question would be, “Why?”

There are actually two questions here; 1) Why are they doing it to begin with? 2) Why aren’t they being stopped?

The first question is an easy one…America’s secret police is committing these treasonous actions because they support the establishment of a police state, a totalitarian government, and are actively working to assist in its establishment. To overthrow the Constitution they must subdue the citizens and silence all opposition. Their actions prove their intentions.

The second question is almost as easy, just a little more complicated…America’s secret police can’t be stopped because of their immense power…we are talking serious life and death kind of power. And combined with that are their powerful co-conspirators that are in the government establishment (i.e. political class). And we know that the secret police answer to the ruling class (i.e. Clapper, Comey, Clintons, Bushes, etc.). Hence, the secret police are doing what all secret police have done throughout history…acquired power, abused power, subdued the population, silenced the opposition, and supported the ruling elites.

World War III –

I am sure by now you have heard some rumblings about WWIII in more alternative and  mainstream outlets. I am here to tell you the war has started…yes, it has already started!

Asymmetrical warfare is a concept of making war on your enemy in multiple ways, from multiple directions; quick and nimble tactics from unsuspected directions. It is unconventional warfare. It is designed to throw your enemy off-balance and not allow them a clear path of response.

What we are seeing is this:

  • Russia attacked us when they hacked political operations during the 2016 presidential campaign.
  • Russia and her agents are behind multiple cyber-attacks against the US and our allies as recently as last week.
  • Russia has openly challenged the US militarily with armed fighters vs. our intelligence gathering aircraft.
  • Russia continues to challenge US sovereignty by air and naval intrusions of US controlled airspace and water. The challenges have been both intelligence gathering and strategic aircraft, submarines, and intelligence gathering ships.
  • China has used North Korea to militarily destabilize the Asian Rim area in direct opposition to American interests.
  • China hacked US government computers systems repeatedly in the last couple of years. These were massive breeches and data acquisition.
  • China continues to openly and directly challenge the US by establishing military bases in contested China Sea areas.
  • North Korea has used military intimidation against her neighbors, especially South Korea and Japan (US allies) directly challenging the military interests of the US.
  • North Korea continues to openly challenge the US politically and militarily with the testing of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons.
  • North Korea has placed two military satellites strategically over the US. Intelligence reports have confirmed that these satellites appear to be, and are highly likely, capable of EMP strikes.
  • Iran continues to regularly challenge the US militarily in the Middle East, primarily minor naval operations. They even captured two naval vessels and briefly held US sailors prisoner.
  • Iran continues to build its nuclear capability. The increased capability of Iran’s on-going nuclear program was financed through cash payments by President Obama directly to Iran via pallets of cash delivered by private jet.
  • Iran has armed and is using puppet states to combat US interests through international terrorism.

And the list goes on. We are in a de facto state of war. Mostly so far it is a cyber war, one we are losing. There are some limited military operations, none of which have gone to a state of open engagement…yet.

But, here is the main point…one that should gravely concern you…we have all these international players openly working against us in a virtual war, but we also have all the internal political players at war against the Constitution…at war with the American ideal…at war against the American dream of our Founding Fathers.

Clapper even openly stated that our institutions are being assaulted from external and internal enemies. He correctly identified the external enemies (i.e. Russia), but he is attempting yet another deception against us, a lie of biblical proportions…he, James Clapper, is part of the internal assault. Actually he is part of the leadership assaulting our country, assaulting our President, and most importantly…assaulting our Constitutional Republic. Clapper, along with Comey and others, are traitors…in my mind they have committed treason.

We are in a World War…a coalition of countries – Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and Syria – are engaged in asymmetrical warfare against the United States of America.

We are in a Civil War…a coalition of the ruling/political class along with the elites are engaged in political warfare to overthrow the President of the United States and bring down the United States of America as a constitutional republic and replace with it with a totalitarian state.

And we are losing both wars.

Trump White House is Lying –

The Trump administration released a statement on Monday (5/15) that the recent cyber-attacks (last week and Monday) didn’t affect any US government computer systems. That is a lie! I have personal firsthand knowledge that the cyber-attacks last week brought down the largest federal emergency resources dispatch website five days ago. And it was still down as of late Monday morning.

I also have personal firsthand knowledge that multiple cyber-attacks were mounted against, and impacted, the Department of Interior’s entire computer and email systems last week. And there is still some residual affect as of Monday (5/15).

And who knows how many other Departments and Agencies were attacked.

So, ask yourself…Why would the Trump administration lie about government computers being cyber-attacked?

Summary –

Once again I am informing my website visitors that we are in some very tough times. On any given morning we could find ourselves in an open state of a shooting war in the world…or in a brutal and violent civil war started by those that wish to destroy America.

Is this credible? Test me on it. Look back over the last 2-1/2 years and the information I’ve been putting out about our government, the coup, the secret police, the people like Comey and Clapper…all of it. I’ve been right all along. And I am right now.

I urge you to continue to prepare. But, I also just as fervently urge you to not panic. There is no need to. The wars that are taking place right now are at a very high level and don’t affect people at our level in our daily lives…yet. There will come a time when it does…and it will be bad. But, that time is not yet.

Go about your daily life giving thanks for the blessings you have. Be grateful for and enjoy the time you can spend with your family. And go outside and do something as something as simple as take in the beauty of a blue sky morning.

Be prudent, prepare, but don’t panic. Panic will do you and no one else any good. What I want you to do is to listen to that little voice inside of you…and follow it. Listen to its promptings, its quiet whisperings, and allow it to guide you in doing the important things in your life. You need to.

In a bigger picture, I am monitoring the situations closely and will continue to provide updates through the website as I feel confident in the validity of the information. Until then…know that I care about you and your family very much. I can honestly say that I love my website supporters and visitors. That is you 🙂

Have faith in heaven above! He will not fail us.

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Initiative ’17 – Part #2 :Training, Experience, Knowledge, and Wisdom

This is the second article in a series called Initiative ’17. This initiative is designed to provide you some of, what I consider to be, the most valuable information a prepper could learn. It includes the “mentality” of surviving emergencies, disasters, and grid-down events. Most of life’s challenges are mainly mental. If were have properly prepared our minds we can just about survive anything that life throws at us. Or, at the very least, make it just a little easier to deal with.

I can’t tell you, or even predict, what you might get out of this article…or the series. But, there are very valuable nuggets of knowledge laying around in every paragraph. I will leave it up to you which ones you seize and which ones you leave behind.

Not that many years ago I was in a heated discussion with an individual in the fire service. He was challenging a decision that was made. Rather than make a cohesive and informed argument against the decision he simply used the “I have almost 30 years’ experience and I know what I am talking about!” The problem is…the guy is a moron. My response to him, in front of the group, “Yup, one year of screwing up, repeated 29 more times.”

Yeah, I can be the life of the party. But, the point I was making then, and the same I am making now, is that experience doesn’t equal competence. In actuality, experience can truly work against us being successful at times. Falling back on your experience alone can induce both complacency and tunnel vision. In can also drag us down into delusions of grandeur.

So what are we looking for?

We are looking for balance once again. We need all the pieces of this pie; training, experience, knowledge, and wisdom.

Years ago a highly respected SpecOps trainer said “Training matters!” and he has also maintained, “Training trumps gear.” Of course he was right on both accounts. And, I believe him to have nailed the #1 priority of all preppers. Without training no fancy gear or food storage will make a difference…a person will still be too stupid to survive. Yeah, kind of harsh, I know. But, I am right.

There are times when I hear that experience means more than training. Really? German soldiers were some of the most experienced men to ever enter the battle field in the 19th and 20th centuries. Yet, Germany was twice defeated…rather badly each time.  And a case could be made that they were some of the best trained soldiers in the world…and they still got beat. So then it boils down to knowledge and wisdom. In both of those areas the German leadership and their military really sucked! They lacked accurate knowledge of the capability of the USA and our ability to mobilize massive amounts of men and material. They also lacked the wisdom in going against virtually the rest of the world, including an emerging super-power.

So where is that balance I spoke of?

I am not 100% sure. The more I research it and then ponder it, I think that balance is different for each person. Each person is in a different place in their life, in a different prep situation, different prepper mission, etc. Hence, each person has their own balance of those four pie pieces. But, lets not have that relatively minor point hold up the discussion of each piece.

Introduction –

For our conversation training is defined as “the process of acquiring knowledge and skills.”

Does that appear to be an oversimplification? Does it appear to be inaccurate? Why is “process” mentioned?

Defining training is a simple action because it is an acquisition process. And it does combine the acquisition of both knowledge and skills. Turn it around…without a valid and reliable process you follow, how can you obtain quality knowledge and skills? Osmosis?

So let’s agree that…

Training is a process by which you obtain knowledge and skills.

That implies that training is important, virtually vital, as a prepper. Agreed? We will come back to that in a minute. Let’s move on to the next item…knowledge.

You want to have an interesting experience…go look up all the different definitions of “knowledge.” The various definitions are all over the place. None of them really meet what I think the definition should be in the context of this article. That being the case, I will make up my own definition that I believe is just a valid as any of the “official “ versions.

Knowledge is the information that is gathered through training or experience.

My first mother-in-law, a truly wonderful and spiritual person, taught me one day a very valuable lesson. She told me “You can learn two things from every experience and person. What to do and what not to do.” I swear by that simple, but meaningful, statement! The point is, you can learn from anything and anybody…some it good, some of it bad…but you learned,

Next up is experience. Once again I find all the main stream definitions somewhat lacking in any meaningful context to prepping and this article. It is very frustrating to not find a single existing and appropriate definition. So here goes…

Experience is an event where actions reinforce what you know or expose what you don’t know.

In other words, experience can reinforce your knowledge or expose your lack thereof. But, then it can become a learning opportunity to acquire knowledge that you didn’t previously have. And just for clarification, I am not talking about good experiences or bad experiences. I am simply referring to all experiences.

Now let’s touch on wisdom.

The standard definitions really do a pretty decent job of defining wisdom, I was impressed. I liked several but I wanted to ensure that I related something plain, simple, accurate, and applicable to our discussion here. Here is the result…

Wisdom is the ability to make good judgements.

What I noticed about that definition once I pondered it for a little while the term “good” which could be highly subjective. What might be good for one person, might be horrible for another. So that begs me to define good. And brother…do I really think I am capable of that!? But, I felt I had to define it anyway. So I decided to define the term “good” out there for you in light of prepping.

Good is; minimally, not harming a person that you are responsible for, and ultimately not violating any basic tenant of the Judaeo-Christian value system.

But, a judgement is a judgement…and they will have to be made in any type of post-event relating to prepping. Example: Is killing another person a good judgement call? No, not according to the Judea-Christian value system. However, there are instances where it is acceptable to take another person’s life. The right of self-defense is a God-given right (a.k.a. Unalienable Right). So a “good” judgement would be to use fatal force to stop a person from killing your family. A bad judgement would be to kill someone just because they approach your property and you don’t know why they are doing so.

So I don’t start to belabor the point and get side tracked, let’s work at seeing how training, experience, knowledge, and wisdom work together for the prepper.

Training & Knowledge –

What do you need training in?

I have no idea!

How’s that for a revelation?

But, you can answer that question because it applies to you, not me, not your neighbor, just you. Once again you have to establish some foundation before you can even pose that question. That foundation must be a way to prioritize what is really important and what is not. For that you must have a priority system of prepper needs. And that is an easy one…

There are a wide variety, almost an endless list, of emergencies, disasters and grid-down possibilities. But amazingly, they all fundamentally present virtually the same threats in relatively the same priority order:

  1. Violence
  2. Sickness/Injury
  3. Lack of, or Poor, Communication
  4. Lack of, or Poor, Organization
  5. Dehydration
  6. Hyper/Hypothermia (clothing & shelter)
  7. Starvation

Using the threats/risks in the priority order that they appear, what area do you have the least knowledge in?

OK, great! Now go find some training in that area. Yes, it’s that simple. You can find that training on-line on a website such as this or you can go take a tactical carbine course at the gun range or Frontsight in Nevada, or go take a wilderness first aid class at the local community college. But, take the training!

Caution: What is the level of quality will the training be? Yeah, better ask yourself that question. There are a lot of so-called expert preppers out there. I’ve read many of their articles. They are no experts and the training they are giving through those articles are likely to get you killed. Whomever you take training from, make sure they are qualified to be providing that training.

Experience –

It is hard, if not impossible, to gain much actual experience in emergencies, disasters, and grid-down events. Well, unless you are blessed to be in the emergency services profession. The better “in-person” training will give you scenarios to work out in real time. Another area is to volunteer whenever you can to provide service in emergency and disaster situations with a quality organization.

You can also “war game” situations. In your mind develop a scenario such as a power outage. Now, go step-by-step in your mind what you will do. Once you have done that, write it down. Now that you’ve completed that, take your list and walk through it doing each step (is possible) just as you would in the actual event. Do the same thing with your family. Do it again with your prepper group.

While actual real-life experience may be hard to come by, thankfully, you can acquire experience in creative ways. The more you do this the better your mind will be able to handle the actual, or similar, event when it does occur.

Wisdom –

This is an almost impossible topic to train you on. I firmly believe that “wisdom” is acquired over time, through experience, with a solid foundation of knowledge that has been acquired from high-quality sources. In some cases such as the Ten Commandments you can utilize this great guide. In other cases wisdom is an intangible that just has to be figured out one painful event at a time. But, one thing wisdom requires -in my opinion- is a set of principles that have proven to be reliable, fair and just.

In my mind that already exists, so I ask the question, “Why reinvent the wheel?”

I am speaking of the Judaeo-Christian value system. Listen, when properly applied, it works. And it work every single time. It has proven to work for the last 2000 years. Yes, yes, there are plenty of examples where Christians and Jews have made horrific decisions that were anything but wise. However, when you look at those decisions and the outcomes you will clearly see they didn’t stick to the values themselves. They took on the mantle of those values but were almost universally narcissistic and making decisions for their own gain and profit.

Whatever your value system, ensure that is will allow you to learn and apply good judgements when emergencies, disasters, or grid down events occur.

Summary –

The best gear in the world won’t help you if you don’t know how to use it. When the horde is headed towards your house…your fancy tricked out AR-15 and 10,000 rounds of ammo won’t mean a thing unless you’ve acquired the knowledge and skills to employ the right tactics. When you are faced with a person that tried to steal your food will you know how to treat them? Wisdom better let you consider that maybe they are just trying to keep their three kids from starving to death.

This isn’t a tough subject to figure out. You probably already know what you need training in, where your knowledge it lacking. Go fix it!

Gain experience, gain wisdom. When the times really get tough you are going to be faced with decisions that could easily overwhelm you. But, that doesn’t have to be the case…no, not at all. If you have taken the right training from the right people, gained experience through training and real-life, you should be able to survive. If you can throw wisdom into the mix you and your family can thrive!

The last element of this article is motivation. But, it doesn’t get its own section, just a simple short paragraph. Motivation is something I can’t give you. Motivation is something you either have or you don’t. But, the good thing is, if you don’t have it, you can get it. Motivation can start as easily as looking up a class in your local area on first aid or tactical carbine, or read a couple good prepper articles online. Go have some fun with it, and then more motivation will come.

Prepping will not fail you! We can do this! We will do this!

Our families will survive and thrive because you can, and will, do your part!

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