QAnon is Real !

So you know me enough by now to know that headline was purely clickbait…but not so fast…you gotta read this article to understand what I mean. Good luck…

According to the FBI and Capitol Security there was supposed to be an armed rebellion at the Capitol again yesterday (3/4/2021). And that attack would be led by Trump himself to retake the country for democracy, grandma, gun rights, and apple pie! He would then lock up all the Democrat pedophiles eating pizza while untold demonic activities took place around them. How did that work out?

Yeah, a big fat ZERO!!! Nothing happened as we knew it wouldn’t. Well, at least those of us who have half a brain. But, my point is…the FBI and Capitol Security used QAnon as their source for this armed rebellion information. Yeah, that QAnon.

QAnon believer and spokesperson!

Now, if you‘ve been reading my stuff for the last 7 – 8 years you know I have no use whatsoever for QAnon. I think it is completely fake, nothing credible about it, totally worthless, and potentially dangerous. Yeah…all of that!

First off…my personal opinion is that QAnon is the product of some weirdo loser siting in his mother’s basement drinking energy drinks and/or smoking weed all day. He doesn’t work, lives off of mom, and laughs his butt off every time he makes another QAnon post. But, there may be another explanation…darker and far more sinister.

Let me back up just a minute…why are QAnon posts written in such cryptic terms? Because doing so allows people to paint whatever message they want over the post. The posts make no sense at all in and of themselves. But, people who want them to mean something can manipulate the message at will…and can make a case for its truthfulness because the messages are so vague.

If you look at any QAnon post as written…they are gibberish…period! But, if you take them at their face value…none of his predictions have ever come true…NONE OF THEM!! They are all pure unadulterated garbage. Let me say this again…taken as written…nothing QAnon has written has come true. It is all pure BS!

What I find interesting is how QAnon cultists will make a post mean something…then when it doesn’t come true, they take another post to show that he warned that some mysterious force kept it from coming true. Unreal that anyone could possibly put any value or credibility to such crap.

Remember I used the term sinister a few minutes ago to explain QAnon?

As much as I believe it is some dolt in mom’s basement, it could well be a PsyOp (psychological operation) by a foreign government such as Russia or Iran…or the FBI. All of those entities have done so against American citizens before.

Think about it…do you think Russia, Iran, North Korea, or China would love to be able to unsettle the American government by instigating an insurrection, an attack on the Capitol, on national TV beamed around the world in real-time?

Then again, the Democrats would love it just as much!

At the same time…we know that the FBI has targeted conservatives, militias, Christians, and preppers for suppression or elimination. Hell, they designated those groups as domestic terrorists! What better way to manipulate those group members than with a black operation that motivates people to otherwise do things they wouldn’t…or at least confuse them…and/or expose their identities.

It is an amazing mind manipulation operation…if it were not so evil in design. And yes, the FBI and CIA have engaged in these kinds of operations before…and worse.

Regardless whether QAnon is some crackpot in his underwear typing away in his mom’s basement, or some foreign government working to overthrow America, or a US government agency operation working to manipulate citizens…QAnon is real.

But, to make it clear…QAnon is not anything you should be involved with…even as entertainment. QAnon is pure poison, dangerous, and of no value to a real prepper…and certainly nothing a Christian should be trifling with. And anyone promoting QAnon should be ashamed of themselves…and cease doing so immediately! Those promoting QAnon are promoting totally worthless information…and worse, they are promoting harmful, it not evil, information. Why “evil”? Because it is distracting people from truth, reality, and from making sound decisions in their lives.

As a prepper, as a Christian, we need to be focused on what is real and what has value, and certainly avoid everything that would distract us from moving forward based on sound principles.

So yes, the post headline was clickbait…but it was also accurate. QAnon is real in the sense that it exists…but QAnon is only real in one sense…it does no good for anyone that we care about.

QAnon operation in full-swing!

Let me perfectly clear…QAnon is worthless! However, it can also be one of the most dangerous things that preppers ever got involved with. There are government agencies that are going to use QAnon as a basis for action, deadly action. Those associated with QAnon have been, and will be targeted, by these government agencies…and it will be bad, very bad. Get away from, and stay away from, QAnon…NO GOOD WILL COME FROM QAnon!!!

I can’t be any more plain than that.



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Well, I did it! The COVID Vaccination :) [& updates]

note: updates are at the end of the article, scroll down to read them.

latest update: 3/12/2021

A couple of months ago I decided that I would get the COVID-19 vaccination. My reasoning…I have a little bit of a poor lung condition due to my years as a firefighter. Also, I was in several high-risk groups for dying from COVID-19 should I catch it. And, my wife warned me about dying and leaving her alone. Yeah, she was against that occurring.

Don’t get me wrong, since last spring I have been taking a variety of supplements to help deter me from catching COVID, and if I did catch it, hopefully it would diminish its impact on me. But, I honestly felt prompted to get the vaccination when it was available and proven safe. And one other reason…all the conspiracy theories swirling around the vaccine. You know what I am talking about.

As an example, my neighbor repeated and forcefully kept unloading on me that the vaccine was full of chemicals that would change our DNA. I guess he thought we would all morph into monkeys or maybe sprout a third eye or something. He also said it was designed by Bill Gates to make women sterile and force spontaneous miscarriages. And then he went on to tell me there was a microchip in each vaccine that would float around inside us allowing the government to do all sorts of things, the least of which would be to track our every move. So, he motivated me even more to get the vaccine. I hate blind stupidity.

After the first 20million people got the vaccine and remained human with all normal body parts intact. And the Internet bandwidth didn’t diminish due to all that tracking of all those microchips by the NSA…I decided that it was time to get the vaccine.

A friend of mine texted me and said the local hospital was giving the vaccine, all you had to do was show up at the location, show your ID, and poof! you were vaccinated. I was busy that weekend helping my neighbor work on his house so I decided that Monday I would get the shot. Monday morning came and I called the hospital to make sure I had all the information correct and to verify when they were open. Bummer! They said the state had taken over and I had to schedule an appointment through the state’s website.

Three days of time on the computer later I was finally at the screen to schedule an appointment. And low and behold…there were no appointments available for months. Yup, the government sure knows how to make things work, eh! I simply gave up.

My wife and I were in Safeway last week doing some shopping. As we passed the Pharmacy I noticed a sign saying they were now giving COVID vaccinations. Ah, hah! So I asked the gal what the procedure was…give her my name, phone number, and they would call when they had an opening…about 2 weeks, maybe less. That’s all, that’s it!

Late yesterday afternoon I got a call from Safeway…they had a slot open that day if I was available. Oh yeah! Thirty-five minutes later I had my sleeve rolled up getting the shot. They gave me a card with the shot information and the date range for the second shot…4 weeks. They told me to call them in three weeks to schedule the second shot.

So, why am I telling you all this? For me it is simple…information…REAL information. I want you to get information about the vaccine in real time. I want you to know exactly what a real-world experience is. So here goes:

  1. I received the vaccine on 3/2/2021 at 5:30pm.
  2. The vaccine was the Moderna version.
  3. It was administered in my left arm.
  4. I didn’t feel the needle stick at all…seriously, no stick pain at all.
  5. Several hours later I felt some very, very minor soreness. Far less than other vaccinations I’ve received.
  6. This morning there is no pain whatsoever.
  7. Neither my wife nor I can observe any tissue/skin issues at the injection site.
  8. I feel no different this morning than any other morning.

So, I plan on keeping you updated…all the way through the second dose.

Hopefully it will help put out real information and fight against, or possibly confirm, all the wild conspiracy theories swirling around the COVID vaccine.

Take care…have a great day!

3/3/2021 – 6:30pm: Slight discomfort at the injection site. Similar to a bruise, minor pain similar to a bruise when touched.

3/4/2021 – 7:30am: Still slight discomfort at injection site like last night. No skill/tissue discoloration or other evidence of an injection. No overall physical problems. Slept very, very well last night.

3/5/2021 – 10:00am: This morning there is no tenderness at all and no skin condition either. I am not feeling any ill-effects of any kind. Also, it’s been about 40 hours since the shot, I won’t post any more updates for the next week unless something changes.

3/12/2021 – 1pm: Night before last I developed a sore throat. Now, before anyone gets freaked out…it is from post-nasal drip. I am about to run out of time on my allergy shot and this is not uncommon for me. I am also feeling a bit tired. Again, common for the whole allergy thing. No other symptoms or issues. But, I wanted to be fully transparent and let you know about the ore throat.

Related article: The supplement program I take to fight COVID <click here>


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Coming Gun Control Legislation

There are approximately 29 gun control bills working their way through the Congressional process. None of which have made it into committee and/or to the floor for a vote. They are all in the “mark-up” or similar stage with the exception of two. One of which is commonly referred to as universal background checks, effectively eliminating all private sales and all private transfers except between spouses. The second allows the FBI to indefinitely delay background check approvals, effectively denying a person’s right to purchase a firearm.

As far as I can tell, collectively all 29 bills are not together as bad as last year’s H.R. 5717…which would not have made it past the Republican controlled Senate. However, give the 2021 Congressional radical leftists time…they are working on it.

First off…ANY federal law that prohibits a person’s right to own a personal weapon is unconstitutional…at least according to the Bill of Rights. And I am 100% behind the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I hope that makes it clear where I stand on the illegal and unconstitutional moves being made in Congress…and those having already been made in previous Congressional sessions. Any Representative or Senator who votes in favor of any gun control or gun ownership restrictions…have violated their oath they take…

“I do solemnly swear/affirm that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” Congressional Oat of Office

And so we find ourselves far…very far…removed from our rights, liberties, and freedoms that our Founding Fathers intended us to possess. And possess for what purpose? The Second Amendment was explicitly designed to defend ourselves against tyranny…specifically against tyranny put upon us by a federal government.

And where do we find ourselves today? That is a question for you to answer. But, before you do…you might want to read this article <4th of July – Independence Day>

Now, all that being said, I’ve had a few conversations lately and read a few articles on what people are planning to do; the intentions run from sad to bizarre.

There seems to be some who will “bury” their guns. So I ask them a question…Bury them for what? There doesn’t seem to be a quick or intelligent response to that question…mostly a blank and confused stare. And when they do finally answer…their reasoning is not logical and void of common sense.

Then there is the “sell it now” crowd…those that wish to sell their guns before they become illegal and are confiscated. Most are taking the cash and spending it on a wide variety of items…none of which are “prepper” in nature.

Then there are a few that tell me, “I will put out an old gun for them to confiscate, the rest will be hidden.” Similar to the “bury” crowd, I ask them…Hide them for what? Again their answers are disjointed…and illogical. They tend to think they will somehow then be able to join a massive revolutionary war against tyranny sometime in the future. They seem to miss that they already complied with tyranny and missed the revolutionary boat…by a wide margin.

And a few have told me straight up…I will turn them in. Ouch!

There was only one man that said, “I will not let them take my guns…period!” That man is a veteran, a little older, and was as stalwart in that statement as any I have ever seen. Strangely enough, the only woman I spoke with said a similar thing…”I will not give up my guns”…then she went quiet and just stared at me. I was pleased and proud of both of them.

So let me return to the “bury & hide” crowd…what they heck are they hiding or burying their guns for? Seriously…WHY????  If guns are outlawed and confiscated…then what good is having one hidden or buried? Come on…use commonsense!!!

Oh, I am sure that they are thinking…later we can use them to [fill in the blank]. Bullshit! If they don’t have enough guts, courage, or foundational principles to fight against evil when the thugs come for guns the first time…they sure as hell won’t have any of those admirable character traits to rise up at some date in their fantasy future.

They are lying to themselves…plain and simple. They are looking for the easy way out…the coward’s way out. You either fight evil and tyranny or you give in…there is no inbetween…there is no gray area in this issue. Waiting to implement the Declaration of Independence after gun confiscation is WAY too late.

Consider this…on April 19th 1775 the army decided to confiscate the ammunition supplies of American citizens stored in Concord. The American citizens didn’t tell the army “OK, here it is, go ahead and take it.” Nor did they hide their guns and ammo, offering up their bows & arrows to the army in hopes of appeasing the soldiers. No sir, the American citizens formed up for a defensive action wishing to not engage the military. However, a shot rang out and a battle ensued.

Although the American citizens lost the battle of Lexington early that morning, the military paid a heavy price the remainder of the day as they retreated. And 8 years later brought about independence from a tyrannical oppressive government and issued in the Constitution and Bill of Rights…establishing the most free country to that point in the history of mankind.

That day in April nearly 250 years ago…the brave, the stalwart, the courageous didn’t hide their guns, they didn’t bury their guns, they didn’t give up their guns. That early morning…they stood against tyranny, they stood tall, they resisted the urge to give in to despotism…they resisted. They didn’t give in, they didn’t give up. And 8 years later gave their children, grandchildren, and many later generations freedom that had not been seen before in the history of the world.

So what is the answer? I can’t answer that for you personally because I have no idea what your individual circumstances or beliefs are.

A couple thoughts…

  1. Clarify where you stand on the Second Amendment. For me it is clear…no law, not a single one, to restrict a person’s right to buy, own, or transfer guns/ammo/mags is Constitutional. No tax on them, no infringement…NOTHING! The Second Amendment is clear as a bell…and our Founding Fathers knew what they were doing and what we would have to fight against if we didn’t control the government to begin with. I will stand with the Founding Fathers!
  2. There are some good gun rights organizations out there…support them with your time and money. And NO, I am not recommending the N.R.A…because they have caved in on the major gun control issues in the last 100 years*. Don’t doubt me on this!! An NRA President even said he saw no reason for a person to carry a concealed gun and didn’t support the right to do so**. Don’t give a dime to the NRA!! I like Gun Owners of America the best. <> They are top notch and staunchly support the 2nd Amendment and stand tall where the NRA caves in.
  3. Support any and all 2nd Amendment sanctuary movements; city, county, and state.
  4. Contact your Representative and Senators, state and federal, to voice your unconditional opposition to ANY attempt at gun control. Make it clear you are willing to back up your position with time and money.
  5. Make sure you are ready to stand behind your convictions when the time comes. No wavering, no compromise, and know what you will do when the time comes. Then do it!

There are a lot of gun owners out there, some of them self-described patriots, who talk tough, who think they are some bad ass, who claim this or that. If any one of them speaks about hiding or burying a gun to avoid confiscation…then they are BS artists and not to be trusted. Or, they have been taken in by the idiots and cowards club.

The only reason to bury/hide guns/ammo/mags is for a “cache” for use if your main guns are no longer available to you (i.e. gunfight, have to abandon them, lost them, a back-up, or for resupply). The only way to prevent gun confiscation is to fight the legislation preemptively…and should that fail…fight it as our Founding Fathers did and who also provided us the means and authorization to do so through the Declaration of Independence.

I did a study about 10 years ago concerning gun confiscation. The premise of which was simple, guns were outlawed, confiscation was ordered, and all law enforcement (federal/state/local) would be involved in forced gun confiscation via raids at people’s homes and businesses. LEOs would operate in 10-man units and conduct two raids per day. I used an average of 1 casualty per day per team incurred during their raids. Remember, a casualty doesn’t mean fatality, it means a person is lost for continuing service after the injury is incurred. But yes, it could also mean fatality.

I used the numbers of all LEOs in the country participating in the raids. I set unit combat effectiveness at 50%. Unit cohesiveness and morale was not initially factored in.

The results were simple…gun confiscation raids would become unsustainable after 16 days. Meaning there was a 75% casualty rate within those 16 days. Now, factoring in unit cohesiveness and individual morale…those raids could stop well before the 16 day time-frame. And I believe there would be some parts of the country where state LEOs would not participate, and a large number of rural areas where local LEOs would not participate. And I believe there are a few locations where local LEOs might assist citizens in the resistance to gun confiscation.

I think those numbers are telling…whether they are accurate or not is another story, I believe they are. I think that unit cohesiveness and morale could hugely affect the numbers in favor of citizens…but I don’t have the tools to make those calculations. But resistance to gun confiscation would mean the tyranny could last no more than 16 days, maybe less.

But the downside to those numbers is this…should they hold true and a radical leftist regime such as Biden/Harris is leading the confiscation movement…the military could be called in. Should the military be called in, and they cooperate, it is game over… guns are gone. Maybe not in 1 day, maybe not in 16 days…but they are gone. And I see no reason to believe that the military (i.e. National Guard Military Police or regular units) would not cooperate.

The other proven option is a leftist method that is considerably more effective and efficient in getting 80 – 90% of American guns confiscated…BuyBack! If the federal government offered a buyback program during a grace period once guns are outlawed, then you will see the country virtually disarmed. Then only those most committed to the Constitution would still have a gun. If that would be the case, and then LEO raids commenced on the remaining holdout gun owners…well, it could be a far different outcome than the one I outlined earlier. Implement a paid informer program along with a buyback and the confiscation numbers increase significantly.

And I honestly don’t think there would be more than 5% of the American population that would “rise up” to resist those kinds of programs or any gun confiscation law/operation. And 5% would not be any challenge at all for the US military. Game over…Constitutional rights/liberties/freedoms gone! The elites win. Of course there are virtually endless scenarios, but they are similar in nature and outcome.

So I guess there is plenty to think about…what will you do…how will you do it…with whom will you align yourself…what are you willing to sacrifice.

You might want to be thinking this through…soon.

The best time to decide might not be when there is a knock at your door…or worse.Normalcy Bias - Man with head in the sand

And if you run into some clown claiming they will just hide or bury all their guns…ask them “why?”…and ask “what is their endgame?” It should be entertaining at the very least. I think I know what they are really hiding in the ground 🙂

* Gun Rights Elimination that NRA leadership supported, didn’t oppose, or helped write:

  • Uniform Firearms Act
  • The National Firearms Act of 1934
  • The Gun Control Act of 1968 (NRA formally endorsed it!)

** Karl Frederick, the NRA’s president, said, “I have never believed in the general practice of carrying weapons… I think it should be sharply restricted and only under licenses.” He further stated his objection to the Second Amendment: “Protection for guns lies in an enlightened public sentiment and in intelligent legislative action…It is not to be found in the Constitution.”



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Tell me again, what business is the National Guard in?

note: article originally appeared in June 2015, resurrected today.

One day last month on my way to work I saw a poster/sign on the back of a city transit bus and it just unsettled me. Actually, it was the advertisement content/message, which unsettled me.

Now, come on…this website is a “prepper” website. It is my intention that I provide you with the information to assist in preparing you, your family, and your group or community. That preparation is meant to help you survive disasters, emergencies and especially a “grid-down” event. Part of my self-imposed responsibility is to ensure that you see the big (macro) picture as well as the more subtle smaller (micro) events that take place around us.

When combined, those “pictures” represent Situational Awareness (SA) which then allows you to make higher quality decisions based on the most pertinent information. This article touches on one of those micro pictures that caught my attention enough that I felt the need to share some thoughts with you.

Advertising, by definition, is marketing communication that is intended to persuade people to take, or continue, action in an area such as commercial product/service or political/ideological agenda. Seems reasonable enough. Well, until you see the advertisement that I saw, then it gets a bit more complicated and a little more concerning. So here is the picture of the advertisement…

So, what are your first impressions?

When I first saw it I just absorbed it as a recruiting poster for the National Guard. Let me share with you that I come from very long line of military people. I am a veteran, my father served in two World Wars, my grandfather and great-grandfathers, great-uncles, etc. served as well. I have their pictures for WWI, a Marine even sneaked in there. I can trace back military men in my family tree all the way back to the American Revolution. So I am not some anti-military whack-job. However, that ad got into my head.

The primary message is “Join the Military Police” which is simple enough. Then the follow-up lines are “Enforce the Law” followed by “Keep the Peace.”

Couple subtle points:

  1. The first line, “Join the Military Police” is the action that they want the target audience to take. Makes sense, it appears to be a recruiting poster so they want you to join the National Guard. Simple enough.
  2. Then the next message they want to convey, “Enforce the Law.” What? Really? Think about it for a second, they are telling potential recruits that they will be enforcing the law.
  3. The final message line is “Keep the Peace.” Well, that certainly is a noble cause, yes? But here is a subtlety that I didn’t really see until I looked hard at the advertisement, this line about keeping the peace is the smallest font size on the poster in terms of messaging. And exactly where does the National Guard keep the peace?
  4. Now that I shared the messaging of the advertisement, let’s look at the visual included on the ad. The visual might be the most profound message of all. The picture consists of the following –

  • An up-armored military Humvee
  • A soldier in full battle gear
  • A .50cal machine gun pointed directly at the person viewing the ad

Now let’s wrap the entire message together: Join the military police to enforce the law via a heavy weapon pointed directly at civilians. And by doing so you can keep the peace by imposing military strength and might upon whomever you wish…or are ordered to.

So what doesn’t the advertisement say?

  1. Doesn’t mention serving your country or community.
  2. Doesn’t show the serviceman helping anyone.
  3. It doesn’t show any interaction with people other than at the end of a heavy caliber machine gun.
  4. It doesn’t provide any message other than “force – comply or die!”

So what is the delivered message?

Well, I will leave it up to you to figure out in your own mind. But for me the message is clear:

  1. Join the National Guard so you can force people, including civilians, to comply by using heavy weapons against them.
  2. If you are a civilian, you will, you must, comply with military police or you will get shredded by heavy caliber machine gun rounds.

Now, you might say my interpretation is all wrong, and you might be right. But where is the National Guard intended to be used? Right here in the United States via the individual Governor’s offices. Yes, the National Guard can get mobilized to serve along side of the regular military overseas. But in the advertisement there is no mention of overseas, there is no mention of serving in a foreign country, and there is no mention of whose laws they will be enforcing.

To test my paranoia laced concept I thought I would do some research and see if the National Guard had used similar advertising in the past. You know, test my concept with actual hard data.

Turns out that my concept is not so paranoid after all. I couldn’t find a single example of a National Guard recruiting poster that was this outrageously militaristic against US citizens…comply or die. Not a single case, not one.

I had no alternative than come to the conclusion that the National Guard was accurately portraying the exact message it wanted to deliver:

Come join the National Guard, become a member of the military police, then you can enforce the law against US citizens with military armored vehicles and heavy machine guns. And doing so is the only option to keep the peace…comply or die.

Sometimes you just have to take the government at their word, believe the message that they are giving you. Or in this case, the conditioning that they are utilizing.

As a prepper, what do you do about all of this?

Nothing directly, there is no need to, probability no ability to. And anything you would try and do, such as call your Congressman or calling the National Guard to complain, would have zero effect. However, it would get your name known to the wrong folks, and you end up on yet another list.

So then what can be done?

You just be aware of things like this…government advertising. These subtle “moves” are actually messages designed to change the “culture” of America. And yes, change it for the worse. Remember the “Overton Window” concept…here it is, plain as day!

As with all aspects of government, politicians, etc. there are only two things that are important; money and power. Their view is with one you can gain the other. And they want a whole lot of both, maybe all.

So, as a prepper, you just keep doing what you are doing, moving forward each day in your quest to be prepared for emergencies, disasters, and especially when “grid-down” occurs.

Sure, you can speed up acquiring this or that piece of gear or equipment. You can accelerate getting the next case of freeze-dried food. Or you can learn the finer points of your Ham radio. But this single advertisement delivering an unsettling message isn’t a game changer in any sense of the word. It is simply another step in the direction that our government is pushing us.

Keep moving forward, make prepper progress and you will be fine. The nice thing is, by reading this article you may have just increased your Situational Awareness. And that is a very, very good thing of immense value.

note: In regards to this article…think about how quickly the National Guard willingly and readily moved to occupy Washington D.C. against US citizens after 1/6…and have stayed. Now, think about this 2015 advertisement again. Advertisement or prophecy?

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Top 5, 10, 15, 50, 100 Things to Buy Before the SHTF !

I am sure you’ve seen clickbait headlines such as the one I just used. Someone shouting the need to buy the top [place number here] items to buy before the SHTF. And doing so in videos and articles to the point it becomes absurd. So why do I bring up the issue today? Because it is all clickbait…meant to grab your attention and get you to read their article or watch their video…and most of them are selling something.

So does that mean there is nothing you should buy before the SHTF? No, of course not! But you should have been buying your prepping supplies all along. And yes, doing so orderly, systematically, with priorities and “mission” guiding you…not fear, panic, or hucksters prodding and pushing you.

Example: This morning while I was searching for a history documentary on some Reformation notable person…a video came up called, “The Top 5 Things to Buy Before SHTF”…clickbait. But, I thought it might be interesting in hearing what a so-called prepper expert had to say. CLICK!

So this guy comes on and states his on-screen, on-line moniker…and website address. Then a long disclaimer on what he is not. Weird, because it was a disclaimer that he has no expertise in making recommendations…that he about to make. That is very telling, yes?

So his #1 item to buy was food. OK, I can actually live with that to some limited degree, although I would not go about it the way he did. Then priority #2 item…gold and silver. What!? Then it got worse…cryptocurrency was #3. At that point I realized he is…well, not so kindly…an idiot…a little more kindly…inexperienced, uninformed, and ignorant. It was then I understood his reason the extensive disclaimer.

His explanation for gold and silver was to have currency of value when the dollar collapses. He went on and on about how important and valuable gold and silver would be to buy the things you needed when the dollar collapses as a fiat currency. And then he went on to explain that when society rebounds gold and silver would provide you with a base of wealth.

Then it gets worse…he said the exact same thing for cryptocurrency!! But it would be even better because it would be stored online and more easily used to use as a currency buying and selling. WHAT!!!???!!!!???

First off, let’s talk about gold and silver, in my opinion the purpose of gold and silver…

To have a source of a tangible currency of intrinsic value with which to bribe and buy during the initial stages of a “grid-down”, emergency, or disaster. 

Continuing…intrinsic value is a property of anything that is valuable on its own. Gold and silver have some intrinsic value; jewelry, electronics, military applications, etc. However, once again the value of both gold and silver is mostly based in perception. People believe gold and silver to be valuable…so it is…until people no longer believe it has value.

Example: Would you like someone to give you 10 ounces of .999 gold rounds? Of course you would! Now, let’s change that just a bit…if you and your family were really, really hungry (i.e. starving), which would you rather be given to you…gold or a week’s worth of delicious food? Duh! Yes, I know the answer is pretty simple. So based on the situation, your circumstances, food could be far, far more valuable that gold or silver.

Now, you might say…but if I had the gold then I could buy the food. Really? If a farmer has the food to deliver to your family, why would he want gold? What value would it be to him? It would only have value to the farmer if he could then use it to buy what he needed. Which means the person he is purchasing those needed items from would also value the gold.

Here is the problem…as soon as someone in that supply chain decides they can’t use the gold for what they need…the gold loses ALL value. Meaning gold and/or silver then become just another fiat currency…worthless.

And here is one more thing to consider…what if the federal government outlaws gold ownership?

Well, in 1933 President Roosevelt outlawed the ownership of gold. And, he did so via an Executive Order. To make matters worse…he set the price of gold at $35 per ounce that you would receive when you turned in your gold to the federal government. And to make matters worse…he issued this Executive Order at the height of the Great Depression.

It is important to know why he did such a thing. The easiest answer would be to state the obvious…FDR was a socialist and wanted to move wealth from the people to the government. And you would be right for making that claim. But it goes deeper than that…gold in the hands of the people is the enemy of government. The US dollar at the time was backed by gold. You could turn in your dollars for actual physical gold. But, if you could not own gold, then you had to have paper money. And the government controlled ALL the dollar bills. Hence, the government controlled ALL wealth. And finally, since the federal government controlled all the legal gold, it also controlled it value/price…allowing it to print all the currency it wished…stating it was backed by gold.

So the problem with gold, and perhaps silver, is two-fold; 1) it is only legal to own as long as the government says it is, and 2) it only has value as long as people think it does.

#2 is useful during a grid-down for bribe and buy purposes only while people perceive precious metals have value to them. Once that perceived value disappears, so does the usefulness (i.e. value) of precious metals. And when does that value disappear? When they become hungry…or some other actual “need” becomes stronger than their “want” for shiny metal.

As for #1…who knows! In 1971 President Nixon debased the US dollar by breaking the link between the price of gold and the value of the US dollar. And including in that Executive Order…he also allowed for the private ownership of gold once again. His motivation was simple as well. By debasing the dollar from gold it allowed the US Government and the Federal Reserve the ability to create as much money as they wished. And that is why we have well over $20tillion in national debt that can never, ever be repaid…the US Government and the Federal Reserve simply created it via computer keystrokes…with NO underlying value…a fiat currency.

So does owning gold make sense? Yes, but only for the short-term after SHTF or TEOTWAWKI…to bribe and buy. But, it will become worthless after that. Will its value come back at some point? Maybe, but my opinion is such that I don’t have millions of dollars to do everything else AND speculate on what precious metals might or might be worth post-SHTF or post-TEOTWAWKI.

And no matter what…OWNING GOLD AND SILVER IS NOT #1 ITEM…in any universe for any reason!!!!!

Now, his #2…cryptocurrency. Let’s make this easy…real easy! Cryptocurrency compared to anything is WORTHLESS!!!! It has ZERO intrinsic value, is backed by absolutely NOTHING!! It is far, far worse than even fiat currency! At least fiat currency is paper and can be held in your hand…cryptocurrency can’t. And cryptocurrency not only becomes worthless if any government decrees it…ANY disruption in any type of Internet service makes it just not worthless…but completely unavailable…it vanishes into thin air never to be seen again. And while fiat currency can be counterfeited, although very difficult to do…cryptocurrency can be hacked (and has been) and it can be magically created at will via computer.

Yes, you can tell I am worked up over this! This guy is a complete and total fraud and fake. And most of all he is dangerous! Think about this…a person who is a prepper, takes his advice and puts his budget into gold/silver/cryptocurrency instead of guns/ammo, water filtration, gardening tools, back-up shelter, or any number of other prepping items that could actually save the life of their family…DISATER at the very least…fatal for the entire family at its worse.

So, I think I am going to start a series of articles combating all the fakes and fraudsters out there trying to tell people what to buy before the SHTF. I will use actual decades of actual hands-on experience, training, common sense, and a priority-based system of what to buy before SHTF.

Now, if you’ve been visiting this website for a while…using all the resources available…then you are probably in pretty good shape. But, maybe the new articles can help you identify weak areas that need attention. If you are just starting out…it could well prove to be a roadmap to survival. You might even like to send them along to your friends and family. I will also make them available in PDF format as well should you wish to print them out.

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Good Morning !

Ten days since my last post…and what the heck have I been doing?

Well, a bunch. Mostly helping my neighbor with his rewiring of his home’s electrical and putting up his pine board ceiling. Oh, and I transplanted 16 pine trees to two spots along our driveway. Yup…working on making a pine forest out here in cedar country.

But, I have been doing some website work as well…some cool stuff…and some housekeeping.

“Homestead” –

I decided it was time to start writing about what we’ve done here…our new home, our bugout location, our vacation home, our retirement home…whatever you want to call it. I wrote a little about it off and on over the last 5 years but I thought it was about time I get serious and write. For many I would imagine it will be boring and ignored. For some it might be helpful if they are contemplating something like this themselves. For others…they might well discover nuggets scattered throughout each article.

I also decided that the Homestead articles will be “pages” vs “posts” which means you won’t get notifications as each article appears. You will have to look for them whenever you visit the site. I will probably “post” an occasional update mentioning something specific…then you will the usual notification. So here is the addition to the main menu…

So go take a look and see what you think. There might be some information if you’ve been thinking about a bugout location. So if you have a couple of minutes go take a look.

“Table of Contents” –

After the poll results came out I was thinking through what the implications might be. I have hundreds and hundreds of articles on a pretty wide range of preparedness. I looked over the main menu, the side menu, and the Table of Contents…and decided that I needed to improve the Table of Contents. I’ve been working on it off and on for the last 8 days and have made some pretty good progress. Previously I usually only placed an article under a single topic…even if the article had multiple topics.

So to improve a person’s ability to find information I can reviewing each article, starting with the most recent. I look through the article and data-mine it for topics that are pertinent and could be useful for mentioning in the Table of Contents. So a single article might have up to 4 or 5 topic listings on the Table of Contents page. I am sure it will take me a couple of weeks to review all the articles and update the Table of Contents to match.

The next time you are looking for some preparedness information…go take a look at the new and improved Table of Contents.

Summary –

As you already know…we are living in weird, strange, and tough times. With the election and inauguration of the Biden/Harris regime we are watching the destruction of the last bits of America. I beg you, I plead with you, to first be aware of the main points of what is happening. Ignore the static and ALL conspiracy theory crap. Forget politics and strengthen your core principles…then standby them…not matter the price. And most of all…prepare. Prepare like your life depends on it…better yet, prepare like your family’s lives depend on it.

And remember…do not fear, do not be distracted, do not disrepair, and enjoy all that life has to offer. Keep your life balanced…don’t get caught up in the crap. Remember who you are…and be the most you can be…and be a help to all.

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The Purge Continues!!

As you know by now, if you’ve been reading the articles on this website, I have written a bunch about “the purges” that have taken place in various countries in the 20th century. And I have compared those gruesome events to the actions of the Biden/Harris regime.

We’ve seen the radical left go after and destroy all sorts of folks in the last few months, all of which are right of center politically, especially Trump supporters. The extremists that are now in power (i.e. Democrats) have destroyed politicians, heads of corporations, private citizens, journalists, online websites, and the list goes on.

So, is “the purge” real and are they actually going after people?

You should know the answer to that question already. But what is the latest example of “the purge”…in real-time?

The military.

Let me start of by stating the obvious…the military was already all too happy to occupy our nation’s capital. By the tens of thousands they poured into the city, took up arms, manned armored vehicles, set-up roadblocks, manned gates and fences topped with razor wire. Generally allowing our capital city to look like some third-world dictator’s dream come true. But now there is a whole new level of corruption within the military…and it should scare you more than all the other Biden/Harris actions combined.

Yesterday, 2/4/2021, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered the entire military to review all service members for “radical beliefs”, “extremism”, “white supremacy”, signs of “domestic terrorism” and any other issues that commanders see fit to review. And worst of all…to carry out “education programs”.

In plain language…a purge of the military ranks of personnel that are not politically left of center. While this extreme action will apply to all members, those under the most intense scrutiny will be among the senior ranks such as Generals and Admirals. Watch for many in those ranks that won’t bend their knee to the leftists to retire early, be demoted, and lose their commands.

Although not “officially” announced, reliable reports state that during this period service members will be taught elements of curriculum from Critical Race Theory and Black Liberation Theology. Interestingly enough, both are directly from Communism/Marxist principles.

Let me review…some of the best known “purges” of the 20th century were China, Soviet Union, Cambodia, Nazi Germany, Congo, North Korea, and Ethiopia. The total combined murdered in those purges number well over 100,000,000 people (yes, 100millon) . Many times that number were imprisoned, beaten, raped, and publicly shamed. So purges are real, even in this day and age.

So we already had a military more than willing to occupy the nation’s capital against US citizens. Now we have the top military leaders preparing to purge the military of all those that will not toe the leftist agenda and believe in their extremist propaganda.

Let me ask you a tough question…in the early 1930’s what do you imagine Germans were thinking as a new fascist leader was rising to power, especially during the street violence of the 1932 – 1933 time period?

After the Reichstag Fire when civil liberties began to disappear and political opposition was being crushed…what did the average German think?

In the late 1930’s when Hitler transformed the German military machine to match his fascist/authoritarian ideology…what did the average German think?

In 1939 when Hitler announced and began implementing his “final solution” to eliminate the enemies of Germany…what did the average German think?

As the great, albeit infamous, “purges” of the 20th century were starting…what did their country’s average citizen think?

Here and now, in 2021…what do you think?

What do the purges have in common that took place in China, Soviet Union, Cambodia, Nazi Germany, Congo, North Korea, and Ethiopia? They are all committed by Communist, Socialist, Marxist, Fascist, or Authoritarian regimes.

What are the political and personal beliefs of all the personnel in the Biden/Harris regime?

If you guessed Communist, Socialist, Marxist, Fascist, or Authoritarian…you would be 100% right. And now that appears to include our military leadership.

Are you prepared for what is coming? Are you making a plan for what is coming? Do you have a back-up plan for what is coming?

I urge you to do so…soon, if not today.

If well over 100,000,000 died in the 20th century purges…I guess they were blind to what was happening, they wouldn’t accept what they were seeing, didn’t make/have a plan, weren’t able to carry out their plan, imprisoned, reeducated, or they were simply murdered before they could  implement their plan.

I wonder if they could do it all over again, would those who were the victims of the authoritarians do things differently.

Would you?

What other one thing did all the purges have in common?

They all started somewhere…

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The Military Occupation of Washington D.C.

It’s official, the US military is now occupying our nation’s capital. Yes, it is now considered a full-blown military occupation. While that is devastating news in itself, the real devastating part of this is the “why” they are there.

While we had 10’s of thousands of military troops in Washington DC to install the Biden/Harris regime, we now have states such as Illinois, radical leftist state, sending even more troops. And it appears to the average American that they are there to stay, even if they are sleeping on floors in a parking garage or in the Capital basement. So when a number of investigative journalists actually asked the military leadership some basic questions such as, “What is their mission?”, “How long will they stay”, etc. They are met with stone-faced generals and truth-avoiding public relations officers telling them that they can’t reveal details of an on-going mission due to “operational security”…what????

Yup, the military there is conducting an on-going mission that requires operational security! Sounds like Afghanistan to me, or Somalia, or some other place in the world where the US military had been occupying a country. And so it is here…in the United State of America…the US military occupying our nation’s capital.

But, that isn’t the whole story of why the troops are there. Remember they were originally called up because the capital police were unable to control the so-called insurrection that occurred on 1/6. Yes, we all know that capital police leadership are Democrats…and controlled directly/indirectly by House leadership…who are also Democrats. But let’s not let those minor details get in the way.

So the military troops are called to Washington DC to prevent another insurrection. The FBI releases statement after statement that there is going to be a massive show of force by the right-wing militias and they will attempt to prevent the inauguration ceremonies. DHS releases statements that there are domestic terrorists that will attempt again another insurrection. And the move by the Feds on 1/19, the day before the election, to identify “domestic terrorists” as basically anyone who is even a little right of the political center. Great timing!!! But, I am sure it was all strictly coincidence.

Yeah, and none of it ever happened…not a single blade of grass was damaged in Washington DC before, during or after the inauguration week by a single right-wing domestic terrorist…or former Tea Party grandma.

But, you have to admit…the totalitarian propaganda team information staff for the military, FBI, and DHS…not to mention the Democratic House leadership…sure laid the groundwork for a huge and on-going military presence. Well done!!! A man like Goebbels would be very, very proud of them all.

Some time ago I spoke to the issue of all the military occupying DC, I mentioned then it was a massive message to the right, and generally all Americans, that the radical Democrats were now in-charge and not to mess with them…or the military would crush you like an ant on a NY City sidewalk. But, the Dems have new marching orders for the military, specifically the US Army.

Oh sorry, their new mission…protect the US Federal government. Again sorry, that isn’t entirely true…the Dems could care less about the Republican politicians being protected. The US military is now occupying the nation’s capital to protect all of those in the Biden/Harris regime…especially the White House if you’ve noticed.

And why is that military protection there?  Because the Biden/Harris regime is making the last/final decisions necessary to turn the US into a 100% totalitarian state. And they want to make sure that there is no chance that Americans can invoke the rights outlined in the Declaration of Independence. Hence, the military is there to crush any chance of any freedom or patriot movement. Surely the US military would never want another generation of Founding Fathers…oh no…no more Founding Fathers now! No more cries against tyranny…no more calls for rights/freedoms/liberties now! No way!!! This is American by golly…and we don’t want any of that crap in our country…no, not now! Follow the orders of the Biden/Harris regime…no matter what…no matter what the Constitution or the Bill of Rights says.

Did you ever read Animal Farm?

And of course…their mere presence sends a clear message to the American people, especially the “right”…don’t worry we now have peace and security…oh by the way, no Constitution or Bill of Rights…but we have peace and security. I am sure the right’s law & order freaks are loving life right now…their ultimate wet dream…military troops on the streets of American cities!!!  Peace and Security…Right on!!!

And the saddest part of the US military occupying the nation’s capital…well, they kinda forgot something…

“I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

They especially forgot the part “…I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same…”

Maybe at some point they might remember it…but I am not seeing that at all…nope, nowhere.

So there you have it folks…the US is now nothing more than a Banana Republic, a third-world dictatorship, (or a Russia or China) with the military guarding our nation’s leadership…and their temples to themselves. The same leadership that fears “We the People“, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and their own shadows.

But here is my question, although the military leadership side-stepped some very basic questions about the military presence in Washington D.C….those were the easy questions. Here is my somewhat tougher question,

“Why is the entire military leadership, from state-level National Guard Generals, to the highest levels of the Pentagon leadership, going along with the military occupation of Washington D.C.?”

Now there is a question to mull over. And I bet your answer will keep you awake at night…just as mine did.

note: What I find interesting…I can’t find a single veteran that approves of the military presence in Washington D.C. Interesting…think about that for a minute.



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Stop !

There is virus out there far worse than COVID-19, the Flu, or even the Bubonic Plague…it is called conspiracy theories. And I am telling you to STOP!!!  Stop listening to, stop talking about, stop reading about, stop thinking about, stop believing in, stop wasting your time on…well, you get the point.

Why all the “stop” when it comes to conspiracy theories? Simple…it is a huge waste of time and does you absolutely NO good at all, zero, nada, zip…NO GOOD COMES OF IT! And yes, I mean all of the conspiracy theories…the Pizzagate, the 9/11, stolen election, the Parkland shooting, QAnon, ALL of them…ALL!

You see it doesn’t matter one iota, not one single bit…conspiracy theories do not matter…it is all a waste of your time, talent, and effort. Because…you see…reality, the here and now, is what you need to live in…deal with…and solve. The reality we are being dealt is far more damaging than who brought down the towers or Building #7, or some blood drinking Dem cult, etc. We have a whole lot going on in our world right now, real stuff, events that can be verified, that are potentially devastating, and they can be plainly seen and figured out…and something needs to get done to fight them.

I want you focused and clear-headed to recognize what is happening and able to concentrate on developing a plan for you and your family. If you are all twisted around the axle on some supposed Pizza pedophile gang of the Clinton’s then you aren’t going to be ready for what is coming down the path against us. If you are consumed, partially or wholly, with conspiracy theories, you won’t be able to see or think clearly…and you dang sure may even miss what is happening because you are trying to decipher the latest QAnon garbage.

No conspiracy theory is worth an ounce of your energy, a dime of your money, or a minute of your time. Please, please…just focus on the reality of current events and concentrate on preparing for and/or fixing the devastation that is occurring right now.


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John Kerry – Climate Envoy

John Kerry has been chosen by Biden/Harris as Climate Envoy. Don’t be fooled by the title “Climate Envoy”…it is the second most important objective (climate justice) for the Biden/Harris regime…the first objective being the establishment of an unstoppable authoritarian government. And even then, climate justice is a key factor in accomplishing their police state objective. And John Forbes Kerry is the perfect pick for their agenda in the climate justice arena.

While researching Kerry’s background I was astounded at a number of things; 1) His Senate history is void of any substantial or reasonable accomplishment, 2) His Vietnam War history is full of conflict in accounts, especially his list of medals, 3) His sole major accomplishment as Secretary of State was the Iranian nuclear deal which put Iran on the path to develop nuclear weapons and gave them billions of dollars in a clandestine plane load of cash. Basically John Kerry is an empty suit that has an untarnished history of failure and non-accomplishment.

Here are some of my findings:

  • His direct family is related to the wealthy elitist families Forbes and Dudley–Winthrop, and he attended some of the most elite boarding schools, here in the US and abroad. His second wife was very wealthy coming from the Heinz ketchup family. It is estimated that Kerry’s personal wealth is approximately $1billion, almost exclusively from his second wife’s bank account.
  • His mother’s deathbed words to him: “Integrity, integrity, integrity”, evidently because she was worried about his…according to reports.
  • He attended Yale University majoring in political science, his highest grade in four years was an 89, with a cumulative 4-year average of 76. Considered a “dull” intelligence by any academic standard.
  • His military record is full of problems and contradictions. Two books (Unfit for Command and Swift Boat Veterans for Truth) have been written about his military time from people who served with him or were aware of his activities. George Elliott, Kerry’s commanding officer, stated Kerry had three Purple Hearts, none of which took him off duty and barely requiring a visit to sick call. The first was not from enemy fire but was from shrapnel of a grenade Kerry fired himself and a tiny piece of shrapnel barely nicked his arm.
  • While in the Senate he has a “do nothing” senatorial record. But, National Review did name Kerry the Senate’s top voting liberal. He supports abortion rights (i.e. infanticide) for adult women and for minors without parental permission. He is a rabid gun control advocate to the point of the elimination of guns in the hands of private citizens. Extreme supporter of trade with China including Most Favored Nation status for China.
  • While working for Obama he was instrumental in arranging meetings between China and Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, in “sweetheart business deals” amounting in the billions of dollars.
  • Again, while working for Obama, he negotiated the US agreement to join the Paris Agreement on climate change which cost huge numbers of American jobs with little to no improvement in the global environment and no positive impact on man-made climate change.
  • And of course he was the chief architect of the Iranian nuclear agreement ensuring Iran can and will develop nuclear weapons. And yes, he was the mastermind behind sending a plane load of cash stacked on pallets to Iran as a payoff. Estimates are the amount of cash was approximately 1+billion dollars. Iran later used those funds to finance the fight against and kill Americans in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Psychologists reportedly have described Kerry as, “…it appears he is unstable, has low self-esteem, and is even pathetic in his need to be liked. He hides his insecurity by an outward display of knowledge, a feigned understanding, and staged performances in a field that feeds the needs of his ego. I doubt that he entered politics because he was driven by a desire to do good for others. More likely, his career was molded around his desire to be recognized, seem important, and to emulate the Kennedy image that he has sought so hard to evoke. In the process, he never developed any semblance of authenticity.”
  • He also admitted membership in the secret society called Skull and Bones. He has often taken part in ceremonies on Deer Island, an island retreat on the St. Lawrence River, owned by the Skull and Bones organization. The secret society claims some of the richest and top-tier elites in the world as members.
  • He is also a long serving member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The CFR is a shadow organization of international elites that dictates foreign policy for the US government. The CFR maintains extremist globalist beliefs as well as being very hawkish (pro-war, pro-American Imperialism). Not surprisingly, the CFR leadership and prominent members include international banking and financing heads and well as notable military-industrial corporate leadership.

Bottom line…Kerry comes from the top of the wealthy elite, a life-long radical liberal, extreme Progressive, and everything anti-American and anti-Constitution…and worst of all…he is pro-infanticide. However, Kerry is essentially a “dolt” of low intelligence and little more than a useful idiot to the globalist agenda.

But do not think I dismiss his ability to be dangerous. He will take orders from his masters and carry them out regardless of the morality of those orders…or the level of evil outcome. He is a perfect foot soldier of the New World Order…a wealthy useful idiot.

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