Pride Goes Before A Destruction…

…And a haughty spirit before a fall. You’ll find those words in the Bible, Proverbs 16:18. That verse is exactly what I thought when I heard that the stock market was reaching record highs. Last time that happened, we had the crash of ’08 right after. What happened in 1929, right after the ‘Roaring Twenties’? People are lead to believe that a high stock market means that our economy is in full recovery. The fact is, we have been in a full blown depression since 2008. The powers that be can cook up all the ‘facts’ they want, nothing can change the truth that we are in serious trouble. Inflation keeps rising, as does unemployment. No where near enough jobs are being created to put a dent in those unemployment numbers. Everyone reading this probably does not have to be told that the only thing keeping the stock market up is the plunge protection team and a lot of wishful thinking. You can thank Bennie Bernanke for all the good his quantitative easing (QE) has done.

The only thing holding up the dollar right now is blind trust. This blind trust is beginning to rapidly dissipate into a noxious cloud of anger, hatred, and betrayal. Some are already losing trust: the BRICS  nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). Russia, China, and India have been buying Iranian oil with gold, not dollars. What a coincidence that our leaders here are chomping at the bit to invade Iran? Saving the dollar was the cause of our going into the middle east in the first place. We bombed a straight line through the mountains in Afghanistan under the premise of fighting Al-Qaeda  (whom the government can’t seem to decide whether or not they are our enemies) and the Taliban, invaded Iraq (who did not do a blame thing to us, the 9/11 hijackers were SAUDI ARABIANS, so why were we in Iraq?), monkeyed around in Pakistan a little, bombed the crap out of Libya, and now we’re arming and training Syrian rebels, many of whom are our enemy (ok, they’re our friends here) Al-Qaeda. Why? Afghanistan didn’t want the pipeline run through their mountains. Saddam wanted gold instead of dollars, same as Ahmadinejad does now. I don’t have a bloody clue what O-Bomb-a had against Libya and I’m still a little foggy on why our government wants Assad outed. Probably they are fed up with the bull hockey the bullies… I mean, LEADERS, of this country have been giving them. Now Iran is on the chopping block.

What would happen if the blind trust were to give way completely? I’m no expert in such matters, but it could go something like this: Realizing that the dollar is completely worthless, countries try to offload their dollars en mass. That means that all those trillions of dollars will have to go somewhere. Right. Back. Home. Coupled with all these QEs, which is a fancy term for inflation, all this worthless toilet paper is poured back into our markets, bringing hyper inflation of the likes we’ve never seen. It would suck.

How long will the dollar last as the world reserve currency? I don’t know. It should not have made it this long. That’s why I only keep enough cash in the bank to pay my bills. other than that, I don’t trust financial institutions. When I think of investing, I think of hard assets  like semi precious metals (brass, lead, steel), food, and medical supplies. Personally, I really don’t have the extra money to buy silver or gold, so I scrimp and save for what little gear I can get. There are countries preparing themselves for the fall of a haughty nation, are you?

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Hi, everyone, I’ve been working on a special little project: a story blog! Basically, I’m writing a collection of posts that form a story, or a novel of sorts in blog form.  Look for Copperhead Militia, you’ll find it. Not sure if I can post the link, as this is a freebie blog and I got in trouble for that already. Hope you like, tell me how I’m doing!

You Are What You Eat, So Why Do We Eat…

Sodium nitrate, sodium citrate, carageenan, monosodium glutamate, high fructose corn syrup, ascorbic acid, aluminum in all its many forms, monoglycerides, diglycerides, mechanically separated meats, fluoride, potassium chloride, the list goes on, gag, gag, gag… but so many could care less about all of the chemicals that we are eating every day. Could this be one of the reasons we are so sick? Could this be why cancer , heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and a host of other diseases are at epidemic levels? Along with chem trails, food and water additives are literally killing us! And its all legal according to our loving government. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are now the most common form of vegetable in many varieties, such as corn. What are these frankenfoods doing to us? The bottom line is that no one in our government really cares, this crap makes somebody an extra few bucks somewhere. The medical industry is just that, an industry. When you get sick, they make money. So, if the food companies make extra money pumping our chow full of garbage (making money for the chemical companies who would otherwise have a harder time getting rid of the stuff), then the toxic food gets us sick, so we go to the doctors and hospitals where we are pumped full of chemical pills that treat symptoms instead if curing the problem and destroy something else that will need yet another pill down the road to ‘treat’. Get what I’m saying? And the real problems are not even touched. Chem trails still lace the sky, fluoride is still dumped in our drinking water, toxic substances are still mixed in our food. So, what do we do about it?

Don’t buy the crap if you can help it! If you are at all able to grow and raise your own food, do it. If you have friends that can or do, help them for a share in the bounty. Try to find a trusted source of non-GMO vegetables and meat that is not full of antibiotics, irradiation, and growth hormones. Buy this stuff in bulk proportions, if your budget allows, and can it yourself. Also, detoxify your body regularly. Find a trusted source for herbal detoxifiers, or learn to grow and make your own. If you have city water, buy a powerful water filter that will filter out the chemicals in your water. Don’t be fooled by ‘All Natural’ or ‘Organic’ being on the label. I saw a box of ‘All Natural’ pancake mix that was loaded with aluminum. Speak up and reach out. Talk about these things and educate people. Most folks are blind to the chem trails that criss cross the sky, even though they are obviously not clouds. Most folks don’t read the ingredients or even the nutrition facts. Most people think that the Nazi mind control drug fluoride is actually GOOD for you. Most people think that our government really cares about us.

The government does not give a crap about us. They want total control over our lives. They hate people who can help themselves. You are a threat if you are self sufficient. Why else would they attack herbology, raw milk, small farmers and homesteaders, ban guns, allow all these toxins to be added to our environment, destroy our economy, throw God out of everything, wreck everything this country was founded on and stood for, and annihilate the morals of our people? We have an illegitimate, i.e. BASTARD,  government. Those bastards are not going to help us. We have to help ourselves. God bless those who are willing to stand on their own two feet. God bless the preppers, God bless y’all.

Boots

Everyone here knows the importance of a good pair of boots. The type of boots doesn’t matter, as everyone has their favorite. The main thing is finding the type of boots you like that are of good quality and preferably cheap. We all know that in a long term SHTF situation that boots will become worth more than gold. Even good quality boots will wear out relatively quick with all the hard work you will have to do to survive a post collapse world, so it makes sense to stock up on boots now, right?

My favorite style of boots are the military combat boots because they are rugged, reliable, comfy, and have awesome ankle support. Most of the time I wear an old pair of hand me down jungle boots. Unfortunately, one of them flap-jacked on me. I refuse to throw them away because the treads are still great, so I duct taped the toe shut. For chores outside in the winter, I have a $30 pair of Gortex lined combat boots of good quality that I had found at a gun show. I also own a pair each of black and white mickeys. I have an undisclosed amount of boots that I will refer to as my ‘extra pair’.

I rarely buy a pair of boots at full cost. I find them cheap at gun shows, army surplus stores, and ebay. I once found a pair of size 10 combat boots in decent shape at a salvation army store. They were were super cheap and not in bad shape. The only bad part was that I’m a size 7, not a 10. I’ve gotten so cheap that I refuse to pay more than 30 bucks for good quality boots anymore because I’ve been blessed with that ‘extra pair’.

To get rid of any little nasties, spray a water and bleach solution into the inside. That should kill anything like fungi or bacteria. Don’t forget to break in you boots before storing them. If you have to run and grab a pair on the fly, you want them pre-broke. Lol, I shouldn’t have to tell anyone here to keep them oiled. In fact, boot oil and extra laces should also be on your stock up list.

As always, may God grant you all peace.

Quarantines

A good quarantine may be the one thing standing between your group and a nasty bug. Not just a perimeter quarantine, but also a quarantine area inside the perimeter. If you decide to take in skilled refugees or some friends or family show up a few days after the fact, you need to make sure that they aren’t bringing something with them. The best way to do that is to keep them in a  contained quarantine area for at least two weeks. Most nasty little bugs surface before then. You don’t need anything fancy, just a shelter, a heat source, and a few extra blankets. Some have suggested that you buy paper plates and plastic silverware for feeding those under quarantine, but if you do the math, it may not be a good idea. Say you take in 5 skilled refugees. You need to feed them 3 times a day for 2 weeks. 3 plates x 5 people = 15 plates per day x 14 days = 210 plates. Now take in more than one group of people. I’d say just stock up on a good dish soap and wash in water so piping hot that not even Satan would touch it. Also add vinegar to the rinse water to kill anything left. I’ve also heard some say that you need to use bio hazard suits and all what not. Bio hazard suits will be great to have around, but most of us can’t afford many at all, so those will be too precious to just wear and throw away working with those in quarantine. That is, unless you can wash them. Keep contact with those under quarantine to the bare minimum. The biggest thing is wash your hands after working with them and keep your immune system in top shape. Eating one raw clove of garlic a day is good for that, as is purple cone flower ( also known as echinacea), and oil of oregano. Eating plenty of good nutritious food, getting plenty of rest, and keeping clean will protect you substantially. I also recommend stocking up on latex or vinyl gloves. Remember, typhoid is not fun, and neither is an outbreak of dysentery in your group.

I cannot stress cleanliness enough. Stock up huge stockpiles of soap, please!

People do underestimate the immune system. If its not exposed at all to nasty bugs, it won’t know how to fight them if really under attack. I never take flu shots, but I get exposed to not only the flu, but also bronchitis and sometimes pneumonia every year and I don’t get sick. If you use common sense, you should be fine. If you have any other suggestions or tips, feel free to share in the comments. The more info the merrier! May God grant you all peace.

Raiding The MORP

This is for entertainment purposes only. Please do not actually try this. I hate disclaimers to, but I don’t want to get in trouble.

MORPs, or ‘mobile organic resupply pods’ and best known as ‘zombies’. In the event of a major catastrophe in which the rule of law has completely disappeared and supplies could be hard to get, raiding MORPs will be the next best thing. And they’ll often come right to you, trying to steal what you have, so you won’t have to go very far. All you have to do is be smarter than they are, and as far as I know, the average zombie often doesn’t have two brain cells to rub together. At least, none of the zombies I know personally. However, some MORPs may have tactical training, so be careful. It is relevant to note that in the event of a foreign invasion, the enemy MORPs will have better training and better logistics that most of us American patriots, but that is a different ball game.

Say a gang of maybe 30 zombies are headed your way and refugees are able to tell the general direction in which they are coming from. You can then scout the zombies and formulate a good plan to get them before the arrive at your doorstep. Know your area of operations. Is there an area that you can funnel them into? Do you have good ambush points? Once your plan is formed, tweaked, and executed, then we can get to the business as mentioned in the title. Raiding dead zombies may be disturbing to some, but considering the fact that they will have things you need, toughen up. Remember, the zombies tried to kill you first. Don’t go for just the guns, ammo, and weaponry, take everything. Blood washes off, material can be disinfected from the zombie infection virus. Boots will be at a premium SHTF. Even if they don’t fit you, they can be bartered for things you need. Good heavy coats, gold and silver jewelry (wedding rings), decent jeans, even food and glasses can be salvaged. Remember, your first responsibility is to yourself, your family, and your group. Do everything you can to take care of them.

May God grant you peace and that things never get this bad.

Blending In At Work During The Collapse

One thing I have been wondering that I haven’t seen written about or posted anywhere else is what about your co-workers post collapse if you were one of the lucky ones to still have a job? During the Great Depression, not everyone was unemployed. It will be the same this time around, folks will still have jobs. So what if you were lucky and your employer was still in business?  Being a prepper, you probably have plenty of food to ride out a long while, especially if you raise and grow your own, so even in the event of hyperinflation or a food crisis, you ain’t losing any weight. However, what if your coworkers are and they are eying the lunch you bring to work each day? I don’t know about you, but most the guys who work at the shop I work at are already in a bind financially. Debt, child support, and legal trouble are the biggest causes along with plain old mismanagement. And they all know I prep (they don’t know what I have or where I live though) because I’ve been trying to warn them for as long as I’ve been there. What if one were to try to follow me home? I’ve put a lot of thought into this, and I know the possible risks. I warn them because I care for them, even though I know I could get into a pickle over it.

I almost always keep at least a half a tank of fuel in the car at all times. I am also alert when I drive and keep an eye out for anyone trying to follow me, a good habit to cultivate now. It’s not paranoia, just a calm alertness. I know those back roads like the back of my hand, most, if not all, of my coworkers, don’t. Another good idea is that if none of your coworkers are bringing a lunch, don’t bring one yourself. Stay as low key as possible. If they know already that you are a prepper, use comments like ‘I wasn’t prepared for this’ or ‘I didn’t realize this would be so bad, I’m just as bad off as the rest of you’. If the majority can no longer afford decent clothes, dress as ratty as they do. The trick is to blend in as best as you can. Same with shaving and hair cuts, if they can’t do it, don’t do it yourself.

The same goes for living in your community. Look as they look and act as they act (so long as you’re doing nothing wrong). The more you blend in, the more you’ll be left alone. Those who stand out as having more than everyone else are the ones who will be targeted first. Hope this helps. May God grant you peace and protection.