Update…

Well, good morning folks!  It’s been quite a while since I have done anything with the website…too long. A whole lot has changed in my life since I last posted anything. And if you remember my last posting(s) it was not encouraging.

By 2017 I had posted over 900 articles and opinions on emergency preparedness and current events. Some of it was hardcore prepper information, some was editorial pieces. I had been working on and posting those articles since 2009. In 2017 I began another book, Escape from Tucson, and posting installments every few days. It was a book published entirely online in daily increments. I really loved that endeavor! And yes, I left the final posting open for a sequel.

In mid-2017 I woke up one day to find virtually the entire website was crashed and articles, including the online book, gone…vanished. I had been hacked. There was no recovering it…even the back-up files I had made were gone. I was pretty devastated by it. At that point I knew I had to take a break. I was in my last year of work before retiring and I just needed the time.

Well unknown to me a couple of great folks had downloaded most, maybe all, of my articles…including my entire online book. In December of 2017 they emailed me that they would be glad to send me the files. I will forever be grateful that they did. But, I was still not ready to do anything additional with the website. That had now changed…I am ready for a resurrection of sorts.

First, let me explain a bit of what has been happening in the last year-plus. I retired, sold our house, moved to apartment, and working on our place in Arizona. Yeah, a lot to undertake, and worth every minute of it. As it stands now I usually go to AZ and work on the property for 1 – 2 weeks, then return home for 1 – 2 weeks. Yeah “home time” is mostly to shower and eat my wife’s great cooking.

In and among all of that I have worked like crazy on my family history, usually 30- 40 hours per week. That work has come along amazingly well and I am so proud of what I have discovered with my ancestors.  A lot of really good folks in family’s past. Some hard stock pioneers, some community pillars, some leading women in their day, a lot of military men, and a couple of scoundrels as well. Even a newspaper power/editor, as well as a lawyer, that was murdered…that remains unsolved to this day. However, yesterday I felt very prompted that worked has been sufficiently done for now and I had to get back to writing.

And so be it…

I will be rebuilding the website. First to be rebuilt will be the basic structure like menus, etc. Next will come reposting the entries for the book – Escape from Tucson.  And of course writing new entries for the new book – Escape from Home. Finally, I will rebuild old posts/articles that I am able to recover. And, maybe I will resurrect some old opinion pieces as well…if you guys want to read them and let me know.

All I ask is this…be patient and give me plenty of feedback on what you think of everything. Deal?

31 thoughts on “Update…

  1. Stay the Course….I’m in.

    Is there any way to just send a private comment. I can’t locate any current email, and I don’t do most social stuff

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  2. Glad to hear from you again. I hope all is well with you and the Missus.
    Things here are so good, if they were better they would be illegal or more heavily taxed.

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  3. Welcome Back

    I think everyone who has kept up-to-date with you understands just how much work and effort that you have given to and put into your blog. So very glad to see you back on line.

    Thanks for all you have done and all that you have the intent of doing.

    If you would be so kind as to drop me an email . . . I may have as close to an entire copy of your website up to and thru today; as anyone. I suspect that I am only missing one entry in your blog over the two years and all of your articles, Escape from Tucson and every other thing you posted.
    All are saved in either .mht or as a word processing document. I’d be happy to send to you as some kind of attachment or probably better to mail you a hard copy on a memory stick, if you care to have what I have saved.

    And this time I intend on saving them in 3 formats: .mht, .pdf and one note.

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  4. First, thank you for all that you have done and given by way of ahtrimble.com

    Thank you for your generosity of spirit and your willingness to share your knowledge and insights.
    ‘They’ say 3 million persons are actively getting prepared for tomorrow. It would be my guess that a
    great number of them have made AHTrimble a place to visit daily, and will continue to do so into the future.

    AHTrimble has provided resources unparalleled on-line. So much so that I (hopefully) have
    saved a copy of everything you have posted. I have categorized it and kept it for myself and my children to have as an invaluable
    reference library.

    I will absolutely miss those Sit-Reps and O&O articles but I also understand the stress that such an endeavor takes on a person.
    Stress takes an incredible physical bite out of a person; so taking a break is always a wise choice. The strength for me in those
    particular articles is that they helped clarify what has been rumbling about in my head. I suspect that goes for many.

    Good-luck in your future endeavors and thank-you so much for choosing to continue, albeit in a less broad fashion, ahtrimble.com

    Please believe me when I say that the day you come home for the final time from the work you do daily, you are going to get a hugely
    reinvigorating gulp of fresh air

    Thanks again and looking forward to the future of ahtrimble.com

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  5. We are looking forward to accessing the site again. With your approval I would like to print a number of your articles for future reference.

    Don’t let anyone attach a rope to the frame and head to town. That can be very destructive 😉

    “Betty”

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  6. Great article. Thank you for all you do and have done! I am excited for you and all of your plans and look forward to hearing about your progress in the building of your new home. I wish you the best.

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  7. Rock on brother! Jesus, family, then something else in that order. Blog yes it is fun and informative to read your work, but its WORK!
    Get your ponderosa done. If I’m out your way I’d love to meat up.
    Cavguy
    In Delaware

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  8. Wahwah Ok cry over. I get it I really do. Just take care of yourself. Be careful building a house has dangers. Wear a hard hat. Let the electric company make the tie in after you have all the other electrical work done. A possible idea is that make a separate greywster system. That water from sinks and washers can be used to grow crops. (I know you already thought of that). Septic system probably needs to be installed by professionals. Beyond that go get em. You will have a great place. Are you considering 3000 gallon water storage tank or tanks? My BIL, Beverly’s brother has a 3000 gallon tank. His take is that his well pump only runs when the water level gets to a certain point. You have a lot of work a head of you. I look forward to your posts when you make them.
    Jack.

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    • Sorry to have made you cry…short as it may have been 🙂 No electric company…I will be 100% off the grid. And the greywater system is a must…fruit trees will love it. Septic system will be installed by me! What you have no confidence in me being able to do everything 😉 But, the roof will be done by others. I just can’t do roof’s any more. Yeah, age…it sucks. I am going to start with a 500 gal tank in the ground. Then add a 2000 tank when the time is right. And that is exactly what I am going to do….only run the well maybe once a month when the level gets to a certain point. No need to run it every day. And that saves me a solar system dedicated for the well pump 🙂 Yeah…to much work but I am going to try my darnedest to enjoy the process. AH

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  9. I’ve really enjoyed your posts. They’ve pointed out some things that I hadn’t considered before that are now a part of our preps.

    GOOD LUCK with your house! I hope you enjoy the building process and love the new home.

    On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 9:36 AM, A.H. Trimble – Emergency preparedness informati

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  10. You’ve been inspirational and extremely informative through the years. Good luck to you and your wife. I’ll still be looking forward to any future post’s, but like you, I’ll continue to prepare for whatever may come my way. God Bless you and yours!

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    • “Inspirational”????? Now that is a compliment that means so much to me I can’t even begin to describe it. Thank you! God has blessed my wife and me…far more than I deserve. But, He is merciful. AH

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  11. Thanks so much for the update. I wondered why you seemed to be pulling back from posting. Glad to know you are leaving the radio articles for us to refer to as needed.

    Enjoy your new-found time ! It’s going to fly by too fast.

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  12. Thank you for all the effort to share, explain, and educate. As a reader I appreciate the time commitment and sacrifice it takes to provide this service

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    • I enjoyed every minute of it. And I am glad to hear that you got some good solid info out of the articles. More will be coming…but, in time. I truly wish I could devote more time to it…but I just can’t right now. Soon though. AH

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  13. Good luck with your life prep. That is far more important than the web, and it looks like it’s getting more critical with every passing day. I look forward to your future posts as you find time for them. All the best to you and yours.

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