Monday, July 22, 2013

A basic run down.

This blog is going to be a little of everything. I'll give a basic overview and then follow it up with more detail about what you can expect. Mostly this is my attempt to get used to "blogging" so I can give my FB friends a rest and so I can hopefully reach a larger audience one day. I'm also using this time to get accustomed to blogging via my iPhone app for Blogger. I'll start by giving some random blurbs about myself and my thoughts in no particular order of importance.

- I am a Christian. I won't try to force anything on anyone, but I'm also unapologetic about my faith.

- I am not politically correct, though I am also not racist, sexist, homophobic or any of those other words some people like to label those they disagree with, and I have no time for people who are.

- I am registered "no party affiliation" (NPA) on my voter registration card.

- The rules in my home are the Ten Commandments and the Bill of Rights.

- Even if you aren't a believer, you have to admit that the Ten Commandments are pretty good rules. They'll keep you out of jail!

- I plan to post pictures, articles, my own comments and stories, facts and figures, etc. I will try my best to post things that are verifiable, unless it's an opinion type of post. If I can't verify that's its credible, then I either won't post it or I will tell you that I can't verify it.

- I am politically libertarian with a conservative lean. Keep in mind that libertarian doesn't mean "Libertarian Party" and conservative doesn't mean "Republican Party". I would refer to myself as a "Constitutionalist".

- I support the 2nd Amendment and I have a permit to carry a concealed weapon for the state of Texas.

- I am from the Panhandle of Florida, born and raised. I've had Southern culture and values ingrained into me from birth.

- I guess I should say that I am part of the "survivalism" or "prepper" culture. Spare me the eye rolling and simply read on. I am somewhat new in the culture compared to some but I have a solid foundation of knowledge thanks to the likes of people like J.W. Rawles and members of As I learn more, I'll post more on it.

- I am not a conspiracy theorist. I have no time for people who go out of their way o deny all evidence so they can invent their own reality.

- My previous career was registered nursing. I am licensed in the state of Florida. My current career I choose not to elaborate on for right now for my own security. I will only go so far as to say that I have been blessed to learn of the world through it.

- I'm in my late-twenties. I have a wife and one child.

- I am very focused on freedom for Americans from tyranny. I am not anti-government. I am for small government, the way our Founders intended.

- I encourage self sufficiency. Through self sufficiency, there is freedom from control.

- I like 1970's and 1980's rock. Stuff like Peter Frampton, Kiss, ZZ Top, Poison, Mötley Crüe, etc. I like country. I also like "weird" stuff, like Flogging Molly.

More later. The app works alright.


  1. Hello, I'm also a Florida Native, registered Constitutionalist (no Libertarian leanings at all) and am on a 6 acre farm right now, raising chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, dairy goats and a garden. This place can sustain all them without no outside help. I have 2 wells and am working on sustainable power.

    I can't stress enough: sitting around and talking about prepping is not going to cut it, You have to begin RIGHT NOW practicing. Yiou can;t wait until a SHTF and then think you're going to begin to do this stuff, it takes years to learn .

    Another, don't get fixated on any one thing. Don't think that stocking up is all there is to it and don't put all your eggs in one basket. A hurricane, flood, tornado or fire can wipe out all your stock instantly( and be your SHTF). Then what?

    Don't confuse surviving with bushcraft- they are not the same thing. Bushcraft is only a part of surviving. You may have to plan on surviving an urban environment as well. You have top plan on surviving whatever environment your'e in right now, but may have to BO.

    Surviving is finding water, food, shelter, security and medical help wherever you are or wherever you have to go.

    1. All good points from a fellow Floridian!

  2. Also, no man is an island,,,you need people to survive, you need them to barter with and get help from. There's security in numbers, surviving is about being part of a group.

    Maybe you can start a discussion about governing a group.

    1. People who imagine themselves surviving alone and fighting bandits and marauders are the ones who will find it very hard to survive. Thinking that post SHTF you'll never come across another person is just foolish. Like you, I'm one of the people who plan to survive with a group. Good idea for a future post!