Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The difference and overlap between "preppers" and "survivalists"

There are some differences and some overlap when it comes to what we call "preppers" and what we call survivalists". A textbook survivalist is likely to be a nomad, a resourceful minimalist who can live off the land for lengthy periods during times of plenty and during times of societal strife. You could say they resemble the old west mountain men rather than the pioneering frontier settlers. Some may band together in groups, becoming more like partisans than simple singular survivalists.

Preppers look quite different. They often strive to obtain secure, remote compounds outfitted to continue their life style without feeling the major effects of whatever disaster they've chosen to prepare for. They're often staffed with more than just a few people and sometimes have a "prepper group" that plans to meet at the compound upon the onset of the upcoming event. They are well equipped, possessing good communications equipment and power generation, large stores of water, food, fuel, medical supplies and other security provisions like guns and ammo. Many are former military, police or professional security. The preppers in this scenario are making their bet that they can outlast whatever comes their way. 

The overlappers are the ones who live in (or move to, as I am currently doing) rural areas and live an increasingly self-sufficient lifestyle with their families. Some of them are "hippies" without that socialist streak, others are trying to live the way they imagine their great grandparents might have lived (with some modern adaptations, of course), and then you have some who actually have always lived like this. Seemingly common to all of them is this sort of "borderlands mentality", meaning a desire for armed self sufficiency, an inherent distrust of government "authority" and a feeling of being an outside observer only occasionally penetrating the borders of society before slipping back out. This subsection of people is also filled with former warfighters. They collect and filter rainwater, grow large gardens, learn skills (medical, marksmanship, canning, etc.) and generally keep to themselves.

The last group would be the urbanites and even some suburbanites. They have little to no chance here. Cities and suburbs are densely inhabited and almost totally supplied from across the country. They're being run by countless committees of "experts" who have likely never produced anything of substance in their lives. Nearly all commerce consists of distributing, selling, stealing, replacing and disposing of junk that the urbanites did not produce and never could produce. Many peddle pacifiers for a living and other get paid to do little more than talk. "Networking" seems to be everyone's second profession. People are hired and fired based on "diversity", merit means nothing anymore. There is a liberal arts degree to be found around every corner. Graphic designers must be in very high demand. Too bad they don't actually produce anything tangible.

The few urbanites who are aware that something is coming have convinced themselves that they'll see the disaster coming before everyone else and simply take a drive up to the family cabin in the mountains while society collapses behind them. They'll have no trouble getting there because again, they're the only ones with a clue, so the roads will be clear. Plus, they know a guy with a remote property they can depend on to take care of them. They'll just load up on supplies before they leave town, the shelves won't be empty because they're way ahead of everyone else. After the government agents swoop in and make everything okay again they'll return to their untouched home with lots of stories to tell. Their friends will be in awe of their resourcefulness and ask their advice in all matters. Again, the urbanites have little chance.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Our country is currently very heavily divided. Probably more divided than I've ever seen in my lifetime, at least. The elites are scrambling to figure out how to bring us back into the fold.

One way to unite a nation is to attack it from the outside and rally the people to a war against the aggressor.

Just saying...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Detailing some of the many lies told by Hillary.


Turning point.

July 5, 2016 may very well be a turning point in the history of these United States. Today the FBI director, James Comey, held a press conference in which he detailed how Hillary Clinton purposely stored classified materials on multiple privately owned servers inside her private residence in New York. He spoke about the lack of a "full time" security apparatus for the servers and compared the security to "GMail" email security. Some of the classified material was graded "Top Secret" with a "SCI" caveat attached. Comey identifies that there were hundred of email "chains" passed between Clinton and many of her staffers and associates that contained classified information. Comey stated that her servers could have been and may have been hacked by foreign intelligence services. He stated that Clinton has sent and received classified information on mobile devices in foreign countries where "sophisticated" actors may have been able to intercept those communications. He says that Clinton and her staffers were "careless" with their handling of classified information. Comey acknowledged that Clintom knowingly stored classified information on an unapproved medium in an unapproved location and in an unapproved way.

And after making these statements, James Comey has recommended that no charges or disciplinary actions be taken against Clinton.

The American people were sent a crystal clear message today. "The laws do not apply to us, your masters."

The rule of law is dead. Federal law enforcement agencies are no longer in the "law enforcement" business. It's just enforcement now. As far as I see it, all federal agencies have become illegitimate, and the federal government as a whole has made itself the enemy of all Americans.

Over the last century the federal government has gotten larger and larger, and over the last eight years I feel we have taken many baby steps toward open, armed revolution. Today I fear we have taken a giant leap.

There is no voting our way out of this. Donald Trump is not our savior. The rule of law is over.


Monday, July 4, 2016

April 19, 1775. July 4, 1776.

Today in 1776 the American Colonists finalized on paper what had been started by the King's troops on April 19, 1775 in Lexington and Concord. An attempt to confiscate artillery pieces and rifles from the American militia on that day resulted in a firefight where British regulars were pushed out of the towns. The Declaration of Independence and the war that followed showed that a determine and properly armed free people did not have to sit idly by while some big government repeatedly injured and robbed them of their natural and God given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..."

A well regulated militia IS necessary to the security of a free state, a state of free people who are free from oppression by foreign entities AND from oppression from within by its own government. But oppression doesn't always look like oppression on day one. It starts by looking like an innocent stack of security cameras on a street pole or a long line of people standing in an airport with their shoes in their hands, but before long it looks like the local PD driving around in the same armored war machines I rode in in Afghanistan, Americans being threatened with legal action for speaking out against Islamic extremism, gun owner registries in Kalifornia, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut...

We have four boxes which we use to preserve our freedom, those being the soap box, the jury box, the ballot box and lastly when the others have failed or been taken from us, the ammunition box.

Today is about a time when Americans were wise enough and strong enough to rise up against the greatest military power in the world to fight and win their God given liberties. It's our responsibility to preserve those. It will not be won through hero worship and political slogans, but through a will to pick up arms and fight, or by supporting in other ways those who do. That time will come again and it may come in our lifetimes. There will be another Lexington and Concord, let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God in our mission to secure victory over the enemies, from wherever they might come.