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Monday, December 28, 2009

Time to take stock


Well Christmas is over,& it's time to get back on track.Now is a good time to check the preps ,Go through everything,make a inventory list or check on the one you have.Check dates,see what got used up & needs replacing,CHECK IT ALL!!
Also now would be a good time to use up old gas & replace with new stabilized stuff.Check those propane tanks & make sure they are all full.
Everyone is expecting a rough year and I for one don't want to get caught with my pant's down.I will spend the next week doing this & preparing a plan for this so I can be finished & get ready to get the garden ready for spring No telling what Obummer & his pansies in Congress will do next.
PREP ON..............................................

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas to all From The Bossier family,Be safe & enjoy it the best you can,and be thankful for what you have.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rain ,Rain and more Rain



In the southeast Louisiana area we have had a record amount of rain fall for ANY month since records have been kept ,the only problem is that it has all come in the last 10 days(over 20 inches).A lot of people have been caught off guard,no amount of food in the house ,no gas stored for extended generator use,etc. It makes for a pretty miserable time if you don't have it together.Lucky for me I've been busy getting my preps up to snuff so I just kicked back and waited for the water to drain off. A perfect lesson why you need to be prepped at all times because unlike a Hurricane sometimes you never see it coming till it's to late to move.....................Prep on..................

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

WHO DAT !!!!


12-0

Saints rally to beat Redskins in OT, stay perfect

Saturday, November 21, 2009

End game to begin soon

This is why I prepare for anything & trust no government officals.I know how to tell when they are lying.......There lips are moving.....

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Heads up people

It looks like Hurricane Ida is gonna be in the gulf tonight & will be heading this way.it probably won't be much of a storm but could cause some inconveniences such as flooding & trees down no Electricity,etc.Make sure you have your necessities for a couple of day's & enjoy the whipping that the Saints are gonna put on the Panthers today,prep on............

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Prepping is a Way of life

It is amazing how fast a plan can go south.I thought that I pretty well had my prepping plan going good.Food put away in the closet,enough for the wife & myself for 6 months.Easy!!Freezer full of meat,Plenty of propane for alternate cooking,Stabilized gas put away for the gen set,extra batteries for flashlights,plenty of toilet paper,soap etc.I figure I'm good to go if a storm rolls in & everything goes to hell for awhile. The garden doing fairly well,plenty of veggies growing.
Then Life happens,the oldest boy moves home with his baby boy minus his wife.I wreck my jeep(a total loss),& I'm down for a while.Low funds put aside due to loans for attorney fees,missed work,need to replace wheels & only have a motorcycle for my 100 mile round trip- commute to hell for work(New Orleans).Well i figure It's ok I'll make out,I'm PREPARED.HA HA ,the jokes on me,BIG TIME.
With me working 6 or 7 days a week I don't get to keep a eye on stuff ,I'm totally distracted with getting back on track.

The first thing that goes is the garden,Our pride & joy goes downhill fast ,since the wife has to tend to the baby 12 hrs a day maintenance is neglected, & coupled with the extreme heat Our final yield is poor at best.Propane stash is gone because the boy grills everything to avoid cleaning up the mess in the kitchen,Preps are raided because the pantry is running low or he needs lunch.Unfortunately the canned stuff is stacked in the closet in his room(which I never check due to long hours) & the next thing you know I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING STASHED AT ALL. I think that is worse then not prepping at all ,at least you know you don't have anything if you are sitting on your butt,but when you think you have it under control & then find out you don't (when you need it),That is a pisser.
A brutal reminder that you take nothing for granted & to remain vigilant at ALL TIMES.

Well The boy has moved on,& I begin to get it together again this time i am relocating the food storage to the GUN\Computer room that I am in every day & I have a dead bolt on the door.All bins & boxes will have a inventory sheet attached so I can track what I have.And unless a disaster strikes or food rotation is necessary nothing leaves that room under penalty of a 13eee up the butt.It won't take long to get back to were i was ,a month or 2, but I guess that means the xmas money is going on preps & the kids will just have to get over it.
The Moral of the story,BE VIGELANT or be Hungry or worse.......PREP ON.................

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Emergency stove

I saw this U-Tube video off of the survival spot blog & thought that it would make a great emergency crayfish cooker if I was stuck in the swap & needed some munchies to get buy.
check it out,prep on......................

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

swine flu shots

The swine flu shots are a controversial issue. I know I won't take it but a lot of people it seems are going to be forced to take it.I caught this video by a sheriff that talks about it.But i fear in my area the sheriff will do just what the government says,& the sheeple will fall in line.

Friday, September 25, 2009

since we are on the subject of being ready at home...

Since we are on the subject of being ready at home,I thought I'd post this video from the preppers network.It's basic but you have to start some ware,
prep on...........................

A peep inside collapse

I came across this article today & thought how this could easily come to pass here in this country.Would you have to go out for supplies?? All the more reason to at least have a week or 2 worth of food stashed at the house.MINIMUM!! I witnessed this first hand during Katrina,Don't get caught with your Pants down.
Prep on...........................................................................



TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Hungry Hondurans scrambled through looted stores and lined up for food on Wednesday during a break in a long curfew called to halt violence that erupted with the return of the country's deposed leftist president.

Troops and police ringed the Brazilian Embassy where ousted President Manuel Zelaya took shelter on Monday after returning home in a daring challenge to the interim government that threw him out of the country at gunpoint in June and that vows to arrest him if he leaves the shelter of the diplomatic mission.

Most other Hondurans were trapped as well, cooped up in their homes since Monday evening by a government order to stay off the streets — an order ignored by some looters and pro-Zelaya protesters.

Schools, businesses, airports and border crossings closed, though the coup-installed government lifted the nationwide curfew for six hours Wednesday so that businesses could open briefly and people could buy what they needed.



But on a street in Tegucigalpa, Lila Armendia peered out through her wooden gate at a scene of burning trash bins placed by protesters.

"It's scary to go out," she said.

Being stuck inside her home is no good either. "It's like being in jail," said the 38-year-old seamstress who has been unable to work.

People determined to stock up for the uncertain days ahead trudged past bandana-masked youths sitting on boulders they had used to block roads.

About two dozen people at a supermarket littered with overturned shelves hunted through shards of glass and smashed potato chip packages for undamaged food.


At an upscale shopping mall in the capital, women wearing track suits and pearl earrings formed a bumper-to-bumper line of orange shopping carts that snaked around the parking lot of a Price Smart they expected to soon open.

"This is a nightmare," said Lijia Acietuno, a 26-year-old business manager. "Look what this man has done to our country," she said, referring to Zelaya.

Many Hondurans feel caught in the middle of a fight between two leaders — neither of whom they support.

"We are like prisoners. This is unbearable," said Edie Eguigure, 47, waiting in a long line to buy food for his family. "It's time Micheletti and Zelaya sit down to negotiate to end this problem that is affecting more than anything the poorest of the poor."

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Associated Press Writers Freddy Cuevas in Tegucigalpa and Desmond Butler in Washington contributed to this report.

Monday, September 14, 2009

condolences

I would like to give my condolences to Mr Rawles on the loss of his Wife Linda. Our prayers are with you my Brother. And thank you for having the best survival blog in the WORLD!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A great resource for survival info

In my online surfing adventures I discovered a great site for survival resources, you owe it to yourself to check it out it has to have something for any prepper to be interested in, it is http://www.survival-spot.com /survival-blog , check it out it will be worth it...prep on............

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Don't forget your milk & cookies

Typical Big Corporations & the controlled media.............

Things to consider

Some Important Things for All Americans to Consider
I read this on a blog in Orlando,thanks to Around the Town

The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775 - they've had 234 years to get it right; it is broke, and even though heavily subsidized, it can't compete with private sector FedEx and UPS services.

Social Security was established in 1935 - they've had 74 years to get it right; it is broke.

Fannie Mae was established in 1938 - they've had 71 years to get it right; it is broke. Freddie Mac was established in 1970 - they've had 39 years to get it right; it is broke. Together Fannie and Freddie have led the entire world into the worst economic collapse in 80 years.

The War on Poverty was started in 1964 - they've had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our hard earned money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor"; it hasn't worked.

Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965 - they've had 44 years to get it right; they are both broke. Now our government dares to mention them as models for all US health care.

AMTRAK was established in 1970 - they've had 39 years to get it right; last year they bailed it out as it continues to run at a loss!

This year, a trillion dollars was committed in the massive political payoff called the Stimulus Bill of 2009; it shows NO sign of working; it's been used to increase the size of governments across America, and raise government salaries while the rest of us suffer from economic hardships. It has yet to create a single new private sector job. Our national debt projections (approaching $10 trillion) have increased 400% in the last six months.

"Cash for Clunkers" was established in 2009 and went broke in 2009 - - after 80% of the cars purchased turned out to be produced by foreign companies, and dealers nationwide are buried under bureaucratic paperwork demanded by a government that is not yet paying them what was promised.

So with a perfect 100% failure rate and a record that proves that each and every "service" shoved down our throats by an over-reaching government turns into disaster, how could any informed American trust our government to run or even set policies for America's health care system - - 17% of our economy?

Maybe each of us has a personal responsibility to let others in on
this brilliant record before 2010, and then help remove from office
those who are voting to destroy capitalism and destroy our
grand children's future.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Being prepared by someone who knows

The military commander who helped bring order to New Orleans in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 told people at a Baton Rouge luncheon on hurricane preparedness issues Saturday to start right away getting ready for the next potential disaster.

“I often say people in south Louisiana get more excited about getting ready for football season than getting ready for hurricane season,” retired Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré said. He was addressing a crowd of about 100 representatives of church groups and faith-based organizations at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Baton Rouge.

But the cost of waiting to prepare is high, he said.

“Every one dollar you spend on prevention saves you nine dollars later,” Honoré said, a factoid he repeated several times during his remarks.

The military commander who helped bring order to New Orleans in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 told people at a Baton Rouge luncheon on hurricane preparedness issues Saturday to start right away getting ready for the next potential disaster.

But the cost of waiting to prepare is high, he said.

“Every one dollar you spend on prevention saves you nine dollars later,” Honoré said, a factoid he repeated several times during his remarks.

The occasion was a conference organized by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. It brought together faith-based groups in hopes of improving the response to future disasters.

Honoré and Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Ron Martz are co-authors of a recent book on this subject, “Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save You and Your Family from Disasters.” Honoré, who retired from the U.S. Army late last year after 37 years of service, autographed copies before his address.

Honoré acknowledged he was born in 1947 in the midst of a hurricane at Lakeland, a small town in Pointe Coupee Parish. “People had to learn to live on their own,” at the time, Honoré said. “There was no one expecting the next day that the government would come fly in and help.”

Honoré’s message of self-reliance was mirrored by other speakers Saturday.

“Every disaster response is local. It’s up to us to take care of our people,” said Mike Manning, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

Honoré told a story to illustrate the importance of self-reliance. He said that last year, after Hurricane Gustav, he visited a cousin of his in Baton Rouge who complained that the federal government was slow to provide water and blue tarps in the wake of that storm.

Then, the cousin showed off his recreational vehicle that he uses to go tailgating at LSU games, his bass boat and several all-terrain vehicles.

Honoré’s reaction was not positive.

“You need to get rid of some of this junk,” he recalled telling his cousin. “You need to buy you some tarps. You need to get a generator and get a truckload of water.”

He said his cousin has since purchased a generator. More people with means should follow suit, he said.

“Those people need to take care of themselves, and then we need their energy to take care of the rest of us, that third of America: the elderly, the disabled and the poor,” Honoré said.

That third he described as those who live on “railroad street” as opposed to those on the better-known Wall and Main streets. He said no one wants live next to a railroad, and the ones who do are the ones who can’t afford not to.

“We’ve got to do something about Railroad Street because there’s not enough (of) you to take care of all them,” Honoré said, directing his comment to his audience.

Honoré at times expressed impatience at what he saw as the failure of too many to have common sense in regard to coping with natural disasters.

For instance, why, he wondered, don’t gas stations and drug stores all have generators so they can continue to operate and supply critical fuel and prescription drugs during emergencies?

He recalled how a Louisiana legislator proposed a “generator law” that would require such purchases by stores — it later failed — and wanted Honoré to testify on its behalf. Honoré was nonplussed.

“Why do I have to come and speak to you all about that? You mean I have to convince you that you need a generator law?” he said he asked the lawmaker.

Honoré lives in Georgia now, but said he’s in the process of moving to Baton Rouge, where he plans to shake things up.

“I know you all look happy,” Honoré said, “but I have a tendency to make people uncomfortable because we’re going to get some damn stuff done!”

Saturday, August 22, 2009

potential food shortages

read this at deprogram.net & thought that everyone should read it.....



In recent days, numerous stories detail crop and livestock damage. Drought, floods, hail and freezes have bitten our foods, but whatever the cause, the result is the same — destroyed or damaged food supplies. These ultimately lead to higher store prices, shortages and in more extreme circumstances, rationing.

California and Texas – America’s main food growing states – have experienced severe, ongoing drought. California is suffering through a 4th straight year of horrendous water shortages, which has impacted every single crop it produces. See California’s Vital Role in Food Production for an eye-opener of what this states brings to your table.

Parts of Texas are experiencing the worst drought ever and fears are surfacing that it may be here to stay. Extreme drought is impacting everything that Texas produces. Marketing economist Dr. Mark Welch expects drought to cut Texas’ corn crops by 45%, sorghum by 69%, and wheat 62%. Cotton fields are so dry they’re being abandoned. These aren’t the only foods in trouble. Vegetables, horticulture plants, peaches and their world famous pecans have also taken severe hits. April freezes wiped out some Texas grapes leaving wineries in tough shape.


Drought in Wisconsin has pushed farmers to the edge and where it hasn’t destroyed crops and livestock outright, crops are at least 3 months behind. In Iowa, hail losses try farmers’ hearts.

To the north, the story is the same. Some Canadian farmers expect to harvest only 20-25% of their usual yield.

And don’t forget livestock… At least 40% of Texas’ cow herds live in exceptional or extreme drought areas. Little or no hay has been baled this year and cattle are suffering. Farmers have been forced to sell underweight animals because there’s no grass in the fields. In July it was deemed “critical” that Texas receive serious rain to maintain their animals. Now a month later, still no rain. This massive moisture blow has also affected goat, sheep and horse herds as well as honey production.

Wyoming’s herds have thinned by 300,000 head. The culprit? A decade-long drought.

Canada too, feels the harsh impact with farmers struggling through the worst drought in 50 years and forced to sell their herds. Ditto in Argentina except their animals are dying before they get to market. Cuba and Guatemala are also experiencing food worries.

The UK Telegraph writes that El Niño Threatens Food Shortages. Longer-term consequences are detailed in Global Starvation Imminent as US Faces Crop Failure. While we are not at this point now, grouped together, current news stories paint an unsettling picture.

We are a global community depending on other countries’ imports and exports. The US has many long-standing contracts promising to deliver millions of tons of grains and meats to other countries. Pakistan, India, Africa and China – all very large countries/continents – have trouble growing enough food in normal times. Due to drought, they are in terrible shape. These are countries that regularly buys US foodstuff. What happens when are own supplies are in jeopardy?

If mainstream news has one big fault, it is in leaving a mass of unconnected dots. We read a story here, miss a headline there, skip news for a day or two and we’re out of the loop. We fail to grasp the big picture. Conversely, news providers get caught up in an attention-grabbing story and proceed to beat it to death for days; e.g. Michael Jackson, John Edwards’ love affair, Madonna’s bulging biceps (does she or doesn’t she use steroids?…)

Unfortunately there’s nothing sexy about drought or floods so it often takes back seat to these juicier stories. However, whether Michael Jackson was bald at the end of his life or not, in the long run, will have little to do with your personal well-being and survival.

In light of these stories, take serious stock of your food storage inventories. With possible sugar shortages hovering around the corner, make bulk purchases. Sam’s Club still has 25 pound bags for $13.75.

With cattle being sold off early, expect beef prices to plummet before the big hike when farmers have to replenish their herds. Instead of a Christmas present that may soon be forgotten – the big day is just 5 months off – think about buying a freezer and stocking it with bison and beef. This will keep your family well-fed long after a gift is tucked away.

Look at your grains. Have your thought about how many foods contain wheat, corn and rice? One or more are in nearly every packaged food from candy and soft drinks to cereals, baked goods and snacks, packaged dinners, deli meats to pet foods and animal feed.

Read this article as a heads-up to purchase what you need now for the months ahead and pack safely for long-term storage. Packed properly, these foods will keep you well-fed years down the road and “your grocery store” will be no further away than your pantry. You’ll remember your cleverness of foresight should H1N1 quarantines become a reality

take note people this is coming ,don't be caught short.................

Friday, August 21, 2009

Getting Lucky



Well it looks like the Gods have decided to spare us from a Disaster for the time being with all 3 storms being uneventful for us in Louisiana, But this is not the time to let your guard down,This time of year a storm can develop quickly in the Gulf & in no time flat we are getting our Ass's kicked, caught off guard. Now is the time to analyze what you knew you were lacking in and make it happen!!I know I was caught short of what I would have liked to have on hand in a few categories................
Prep on..........

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Storms are a comin


With a Tropical wave forecast to land in this area late Sunday,Tropical Storm Ana in the ocean poised to strike Florida or the coast , & 2 more lining up behind her It looks like we are gonna get wet. In this part of Louisiana it doesn't take much to get flooded in.Get your supplies lined up NOW if you don't have your supplies in hand.Wait till the last minute & you Will be sorry.Plan to stay somewhere else if your area is prone to flooding.Tropical storms can rain down a lot of water over their duration & leave you in a very tough spot.Get with it!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Do or Die Time

Well the storms are starting to roll off the coast of Africa & although It has been quit, it's starting to heat up. If you plan to evacuate , get your things ready to go-Clothes meds,Important papers Food, ready to secure your residence while gone, place to go,Etc

If your gonna stay I hope you have thought it out & prepared-food,water, ,generator ,gas,Tools Weapons to protect yourself,First aid kit,flashlights ,batteries,& the hundred other things we have blogged about all year,It's damm near showtime people & if you don't have it together you will be on your own & times will be a bitch.
My advice is if you don't think you are fully ready get the hell out!!!

Double check supplies & get ready because the time is almost here, good luck & continue to prep until the event is here..............

Thursday, August 6, 2009

swine flu shot ,will you take it?

As I was reading all my favorite blogs today I came across this video posted by Mr Creekmore
at the survivalist blog.It pretty much confirms my feelings about these flu shots,I stopped taking any kind of flu shots years ago because every time I took one I got sick with the flu. I figured I'd just take my chances& let nature run it's course. That was many years ago when I kinda trusted the government. But now ....NO WAY.I wouldn't believe em if they said it was raining,I'd have to look out the window & check for myself.These days everything they do is quick,has to be done today or it's the end of the world, ha ha!! In my opinion, everything is driven by money, there hasn't been time for proper testing, so count me & my family out.Check out this video from the 70's,somehow I don't think much has changed,everyone will have to make that choice for themselves,unless they round us up & try and make us take it or put us in a FEMA camp for isolation.





I Think if there is a out break I will quarantine in place just like I will stay here for a hurricane instead of heading for the Superdome, we all know how that turned out

Hope it doesn't come to that.good luck & Prep on................

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

we are about to get SCREWED BIGTIME

Healthcare Reform Closer to becoming Reality

Here's a letter written by Stephen Fraser, MD that was sent to his Congressman.....
July 23, 2009

Senator Bayh:

As a practicing physician I have major concerns with the healthcare bill before Congress. I actually have read the bill and am shocked by the brazenness of the government's proposed involvement in the patient physician relationship. The very idea that the government will dictate and ration patient care is dangerous and certainly not helpful in designing a healthcare system that works for all. Every physician I work with agrees that we need to fix our healthcare system, but the proposed bills currently making their way through congress will be a disaster if passed.

I ask you respectfully and as a patriotic American to look at the following troubling lines that I have read in the bill. You cannot possibly believe that these proposals are in the best interests of the country and our fellow citizens.

Page 22 of the HC Bill: Mandates that the Government will audit books of all employers that self insure!!

Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill - THERE WILL BE A Government COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get...

Page 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!

Page 42 of HC Bill: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC Benefits for you. You have no choice!

Page 50 Section 152 in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise.

Page 58 HC Bill: Government will have real-time access to individual’s finances & a National ID Health card will be issued!

Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24: Government will have direct access to your banks accounts for elective funds transfer.

Page 65 Sec 164: is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community organizations: (ACORN).

Page 84 Sec 203 HC bill: Government mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the Exchange.

Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications for of Benefit Levels for Plans = The Government will ration your Healthcare!

Page 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill: Government mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example - Translation: illegal aliens.

Page 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Government will use groups i.e., ACORN & AmeriCorps to sign up individuals for Government HC plan.

Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans. AARP members - your Health care WILL be rationed.

Page 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill: Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.

Page 124 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue Government on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Government Monopoly.

Page 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/ American Medical Association - The Government will tell YOU what you can make! (salary)

Page 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST automatically enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE!

Page 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.

Page 149 Lines 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k & above who does not provide public option pays 8% tax on all payrolls.

Page 150 Lines 9-13: Business's with payroll between 251k & 401k who don't provide public option pay 2-6% tax on all payroll.

Page 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable HC according to Government will be taxed 2.5% of income.

Page 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay)

Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of HC Admin (Government) will have access to ALL Americans finances /personal records.

Page 203 Line 14-15 HC: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax" Yes, it says that!

Page 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill: Government will reduce physician services for Medicaid Seniors, low income, and poor are affected.

Page 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors, don't matter what specialty you have, you'll all be paid the same!

Page 253 Line 10-18: Government sets value of Doctor's time, profession, judgment etc. Literally value of humans.

Page 265 Sec 1131: Government mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries.

Page 268 Sec 1141: Federal Government regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs.

Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS - Cancer patients - welcome to rationing!

Page 280 Sec 1151: The Government will penalize hospitals for whatever Government deems preventable re-admissions.

Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors, treat a patient during initial admission that results in a re-admission -Government will penalize you.

Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Government tells Doctors what/how much they can own!

Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion- Government is mandating hospitals cannot expand.

Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception, BUT community input is required. Can you say ACORN?!!

Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: Government mandates establishment of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing.

Page 341 Lines 3-9: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Government plan.

Page 354 Sec 1177: Government will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people! Unbelievable!

Page 379 Sec 1191: Government creates more bureaucracy - Tele-health Advisory Committee. Can you say HC by phone?

Page 425 Lines 4-12: Government mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life patients.

Page 425 Lines 17-19: Government will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!

Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: Government provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death. (Assisted suicide)

Page 427 Lines 15-24: Government mandates program for orders for end of life. The Government has a say in how your life ends.

Page 429 Lines 1-9: An "advanced care planning consultant" will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.

Page 429 Lines 10-12: "advanced care consultation" may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from Government!

Page 429 Lines 13-25: The Government will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.

Page 430 Lines 11-15: The Government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life!

Page 469: Community Based Home Medical Services = Non profit organizations. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?

Page 472 Lines 14-17: PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORIGINATION.
1. Monthly payment
2. A community-based organization. Like ACORN?

Page 489 Sec 1308: The Government will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Government into your marriage?

Page 494-498: Government will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, and rationing those services.


Senator, I guarantee that I personally will do everything possible to inform patients and my fellow physicians about the dangers of the proposed bills you and your colleagues are debating.

Furthermore, if you vote for a bill that enforces socialized medicine on the country and destroys the doctor/patient relationship, I will do everything in my power to make sure you lose your job in the next election.

Respectfully,

Stephen E Fraser, MD”

This was posted over at the American Preppers Network forum board.

God help us as a country because this will definitely kick off tshtf

Friday, July 24, 2009

Almost too late...




It's past time to be prepped for the storm season,The busiest time in my neck of the woods is almost upon us.Do you have your food & water stored? Do you have a way to prepare it? Do you have any of the hundreds of things we think about if the worst happens.I guess to sum it up if you don't have a list you had best make one & shop accordingly & if you do have a list recheck supplies & make sure everything works,have you run your generator lately?

Turn off the main switch to the house & see how it goes,that will give you a good idea how things will go short term.I think we ALL can find something that will not go as planned.And usually it goes like a domino effect. When something doesn't work it will also effect a couple of other things as well.Get you ass in gear or go to the Bus stop & wait on Uncle Sugar. I won't be there, Will you?..............Prep on

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Basic Body & Mental Barriers to Survival




Many things come into play when thrust in a survival situation. Fear,loneliness, fatigue, pain, cold/heat, hunger, thirst when faced all at one time can be overwhelming.One must keep their cool & analyze the problems so that they can be overcome.
Any one or a combination of them can diminish your self-confidence or reduce your desire to struggle for life. All of these feelings are perfectly normal but are more severe and dangerous in wilderness survival situations. By learning to identify them you will be able to control them instead of letting them control you.

Loneliness is a survival enemy that can hit you without warning. It will strike you when you realize you are the only person around who you can depend on while in your situation. . Don't let loneliness gnaw at your positive attitude. Fight it by keeping busy by singing, whistling, daydreaming, gathering food, or doing anything else that will take your mind off the fact that you are alone. Also while in your survival situation, boredom or lack of interest might strike you. It must be cured to maintain a healthy survival attitude.

Fatigue is the overuse of the muscles and the mind and is a serious threat. It can cause you to lower your defenses and become less aware and alert to danger. It causes inattention, carelessness, and loss of judgment and reasoning Take time to refresh and rest your brain and body. Conserve your energy. Rest, sleep, and calmness are essential. Pain is natures signal that something is wrong.

Exposure to the elements can be very dangerous. Get sheltered as best you can. If cold try and find shelter and build a fire. If in really hot weather get out of the sun. . In very hot weather you might also want to seek shelter and/or sleep in the daytime.

Hunger and thirst are enemies that can really depress your positive mental attitude. Try and find some water. Food can wait. A person can survive for weeks without food. Try and conserve your body's energy reserves. You may be better off resting than wandering around aimlessly looking for food. Even if you find food you may have depleted more energy than the food can supply you with. If you can acquire food easily then go for it. A man with a full gut can withstand more survival pressures than a man with an empty belly.

Do your very best to control your fears. Be realistic. Don't let your imagination make mountains out of mole hills. Expect fear and learn to recognize it. Live with fear and understand how it can alter your effectiveness in survival situations. Don't be ashamed of any fears you may have. Control fear, don't let it control you. Fears can be lessened by keeping the body busy and free from thirst, hunger, pain, discomfort, and any other enemies to survival.

A more dangerous enemy than fear is panic. Panic is an uncontrolled urge to run or hurry from the situation. Panic is triggered by the mind and imagination under stress. It results from fear of the unknown, lack of confidence, not knowing what to do next, and a vivid imagination. Fear can build up to panic and cause a person to make a bad situation worse. In a panic a person's rational thinking disappears and can produce a situation that results in tragedy. A panic state could lead to exhaustion, injury, or death. A positive mental attitude is still the best remedy. To combat fear and panic keep your cool, relax, see the brighter side of things, and stay in control. Keep up your positive self-talk and remember your goal of survival.
While in a survival situation you will practice self-reliance. You will only be able to depend on yourself and your abilities. You will have to overcome many challenges that you are not accustomed to.. Modern society is conditioned to instant relief from discomforts such as darkness, hunger, pain, thirst, boredom, cold, and heat. Adapt yourself and tolerate it.When you first realize that you're in a survival situation stop and regain your composure. Control your fears. Recognize dangers to your life. Relax and think; don't make any hasty judgments. Observe the resources around you. Analyze your situation and plan a course of action only after considering all of the aspects of your predicament. Be sure to keep cool and collected. It is important to make the right decision at all times. Set your goal of survival and always keep it fresh in your mind. Never give up. Prepare for the worst but hope for the best.

PREP ON...........................................

Saturday, July 11, 2009

survival state of mind Part 2



While in your survival situation you will be confronted with many problems that you will need to overcome. Your brain will be your best asset ,You will have to defeat negative thoughts and imaginations, and also control and master your fears.You will need to adopt that positive and optimistic "can do attitude". You will need to be creative and use your ability to improvise to adapt to the situation.Your problem solving must be based on recognizing threats to your life, knowing their priority of influence, knowing their severity of threat to your life, and taking actions that will keep you alive. It is important to consider your safety at all times. If you sum up and analyze what you need to combat it will be easier to fight known enemies than if you were fighting something unknown. Loneliness, fatigue, pain, cold/heat, hunger, thirst, and fear are your major enemies in emergency survival situations.
To keep your body alive you must react to your body's problem indicators and defend yourself against the major enemies of survival. Always remember to keep your positive mental attitude. Don't add any extra burden to yourself by falling into a destructive mental state like feeling self-pity or hopelessness. Your positive mental attitude will help you combat your survival enemies.

in part 3 we will break it down -Loneliness, fatigue, pain, cold/heat, hunger, thirst, and fear

*** The busy part of Hurricane season is just around the corner ,Don't get caught off guard because of the dry weather we have had lately,A storm can pop up overnight,
Get your preps in order NOW....................

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy INDEPNDENCE DAY!!!

This guy has our present situation down pat , Check him out..........

Thursday, June 18, 2009

survival is a state of mind.




SURVIVAL ATTITUDE-

A emergency could possibly happen to anyone, anywhere. When confronted with an unexpected survival situation man has the potential to overcome many challenges, & and come out a survivor. But just what is survival anyway? Survival is the art of surviving beyond any event. To survive means to remain alive; to live. Survival is taking any given circumstance, accepting it, and trying to improve it, while sustaining your life until you can get out of the situation. And most importantly, survival is a state of mind.

Survival depends a great deal on a person's ability to withstand stress in emergency situations. Your brain is without doubt your best survival tool. It is your most valuable asset in a survival situation. It isn't always the physically strong who are the most effective or better at handling fear in emergency situations. Survival more often depends on the individual's reactions to stress than upon the danger, terrain, or nature of the emergency. Mental skills are much more important than physical skills in survival situations. A person's psychological reactions to the stress of survival can often make them unable to utilize their available resources. You most likely won't use your physical skills if you don't have a positive mental attitude.

One definitely must be in the proper frame of mind to survive an unplanned survival situation. With the proper attitude almost anything is possible. Without the will to live survival is impossible. Survival is possible in most situations but it demands a lot of a person. If you think that you can't survive, then you won't try to survive.

A positive attitude has a very strong influence on the mentality and motivation necessary for setting a goal to live. Set goals give motivation and attitude necessary to survive pressures. When placed in an unexpected survival situation you will be forced to rely upon your own resources; improvising needs and solving problems for yourself. If you want to survive then you must ultimately decide to take care of yourself and to not count on others to help you.


Get to Prepping Hurricane Season is here............................

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Success




Well I must say it sure is nice when a plan comes together.Bayou gal has been doing a great job keeping after the garden & we are enjoying the fruits of our Labor. I'm not big on veggies but I must say everything out of the garden is great,And the Creole Tomatoes are FANTASTIC!! I hope everyone's garden is working out as well . Get prepping.........

Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's Showtime


Well Hurricane season is here.Most preps should be in place- Water, Food ,Flashlights etc.
The people who wait till the last minute are going to be in a world of hurt if a storm is headed this way & they are short of supplies.As it looks right now the stores don't have enough stock on hand for a emergency so if tshtf they will be sold out quickly.Then what?
Just because you have cash doesn't mean squat if there isn't anything to by. And that brings me to my next point, what route are you gonna take out of town if you decide to leave? The State has made changes to the contraflow plan so get a map.I saw that Home-Depot was giving them out free as well as many of the TV stations & various businesses. For sure if you get hung up in the wrong place on the way out you will be screwed & might be trying to hitch a ride.Plan more than 1 route out of the area, as the roads get clogged up quick.
They always have thousands of people suffering when a evacuation is called. I will be going over the preps again in detail in the next few post but first you have to have your mind right. Surviving is a mindset & if you don't have it, all the money in the bank ain't gonna help ya. That's all for now..................GET PREPPING

Monday, May 25, 2009

Gettin screwed by Corporate America on Propane


One of my main backups for cooking is my grill,so I depend on propane storage. I usually just drop in to Home depot & trade out the empty cylinder for a full one & I am on my way.Well today I read in a national paper where the company that provides the propane is only putting in 15 lbs in a twenty lb tank.That means for every 4 tanks They are screwing me out of 1 whole tank. WTF !!! The article stated that when gas was high last year they started this practice so they would not have to go up on the price.Well I wonder why they did not inform the public at the time that they were doing this,not to mention that when the price fell they continued to short every body on the fuel instead of giving you what you thought you were paying for. The only way you can get your money's worth is to go where you can watch the SOB's weigh it out on a scale. Well I for one will be sure to go to one of the mom & pop stores & give them the business.It might take more time but I will be putting money in the little mans pocket & getting what I pay for.
Also only a week left till the official start of Hurricane season so get your act together preppers .................................

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Gettin closer everyday






Just another couple of weeks and Hurricane season will officially be under way.Most preps should be in place.I am in pretty good shape with only a few small things left on the list.
My target of rabbits in the freezer (50) is met as of the ones I have in hand with 2 more litters due within a week.

the garden is doing fantastic!! Everything is taking off like crazy the Tomato
Bed is awesome. Once these plants start producing I will have way more than I know what to do with them. Looks like canning is in the future. The Bell peppers are looking great, cucumbers need to be picked ,Onions are running wild,potatoes & egg plant are healthy.

One only needs to look at what's happing right know up north. MM paints writes that they had a storm with 155mph winds decimate the area and no news reports.No reports no help. WTF!!! you are on your own,be there or be square,I won't get caught with my guard down again. Our prayers go out to our neighbors up north for a quick recovery

PREP ON.............................................

Friday, May 1, 2009

1 Month to go & a prep drill

Well 1 month to go until Hurricane season & Time is getting short to be prepped for the summer.I had a little test today,I was in the Den reading and suddenly BOOM I heard the fuses blow on the transformer down the road,Lights out ,Total darkness & Quiet. I grabbed my Flashlight & rolled out the genset . Hooked up the power cord in the main panel, Tried to start it up and nothing, after about 10 minutes I sat down, Damm I'm supposed to be ready. Took off the air filter ,gave it a shot of starter fluid & it took off.It's been a couple of months since I ran it.Guess I deserve it for not running it once a month for at least 10 minutes. Transferred power & everything was on line. As I checked around the neighbor hood I noticed only 1 neighbor with a generator running. The other dozen or so houses were dead quiet & dark. It was a muggy night and no need to be uncomfortable. Cooked me a couple of Hot Dogs on the grill & chilled out watching the evening news. When the power came back on The neighborhood came alive again.
so Lesson learned ,be vigilant about maintenance of equipment & be ready for problems that Will occur . Also I am clearly aware that my neighbors don't have their act together & will be a problem if they stay behind for a storm. Hopefully ALL the people in this area will get the hell out if a storm is eminent or they are going to be in a world of discomfort.
GET READY IT'S JUST AROUND THE CORNER.....................Prep on............

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

5 things to know about a pandemic

It looks like we need to be vigilante with this swine flu out break so here are 5 things you should know.

Right now health officials around the world are trying to take precautions without inciting panic. Here are just a few of the questions facing them - and ultimately, us as well:
1. Is this a flu pandemic?
The influenza virus is constantly mutating. That's why we can't get full immunity to the flu, the way we can to diseases like chicken pox, because there are multiple strains of the flu virus and they change from year to year. However, even though the virus makes us sick, our immune systems can usually muster enough of a response so that the flu is rarely fatal for healthy people.
But every once in awhile, the virus shifts its genetic structure so much that our immune systems offer no protection whatsoever. (This usually happens when a flu virus found in animals - like the avian flu still circulating in Asia - swaps genes with other viruses in a process called reassortment, and jumps to human beings.) A flu pandemic occurs when a new flu virus emerges for which humans have little or no immunity and then spreads easily from person to person around the world. In the 20th century we had two mild flu pandemics, in 1968 and 1957, and the severe "Spanish flu" pandemic of 1918, which killed an estimated 40 to 50 million people worldwide.
The WHO has the responsibility of declaring when a new flu pandemic is underway, and to simplify the process, the U.N. body has established six pandemic phases. Thanks to H5N1 avian flu, which has killed 257 people since 2003 but doesn't spread very well from one human to another, we're currently at phase 3. If the WHO upgraded that status to phase 4, which is marked by a new virus that begins to pass easily enough from person to person that we can detect community-sized outbreaks, such a move would effectively mean that we've got a pandemic on our hands.
The H1N1 swine flu virus has already been identified as a new virus, with genes from human and avian flus as well as the swine variety. And since it is apparently causing large-scale outbreaks in Mexico, along with separate confirmed cases in the U.S. and Canada and suspected cases in other countries, it would seem that we've already met the criteria for phase 4. But though an emergency committee met on April 25 to evaluate the situation, the WHO hasn't made the pandemic declaration yet. Keiji Fukuda, the WHO's interim assistant director-general for health, security and environment, said on Sunday that its experts "would like a little bit more information and a little bit more time to consider this." The committee is set to meet again by April 28 at the latest.
As health officials have repeatedly emphasized, with good reason, the swine flu situation is evolving rapidly, and more lab tests are needed to ascertain exactly what is going on in Mexico and elsewhere. "We want to make sure we're on solid ground," said Fukuda, a highly respected former CDC official and flu expert.
2. What will happen if this outbreak gets classified as a pandemic?
Moving the world to pandemic phase 4 would be the signal for serious containment actions to be taken on the national and international level. Given that these actions would have major implications for the global economy, not to mention the effects of the public fear that would ensue, there is concern that the WHO may be considering politics along with science. "What the WHO did makes no sense," says Osterholm. "In a potential pandemic, you need to have the WHO be beyond question, and (April 25) was not a good day for them."
Of course, declaring a pandemic isn't a decision that should be taken lightly. For the WHO, phase 4 might trigger an attempt to keep the virus from spreading by instituting strict quarantines and blanketing infected areas with antivirals. But we appear to have missed the opportunity to contain the disease at its source since the virus is already crossing borders with ease. "We cannot stop this at the border," said Anne Schuchat, the CDC's interim director for science and public health. "We don't think that we can quench this in Mexico if it's in many communities now."
That would leave the WHO and individual countries to fall back on damage control, using antivirals and old-fashioned infection control - like closing schools, limiting public gatherings and even restricting travel - to slow the spread of the virus. But such efforts would likely inflict serious damage on an already faltering global economy - and the truth is, we don't know how well those methods will work.
3. Why have the U.S. cases been so much milder than the ones in Mexico?
This is the question that has health officials from Geneva to Washington puzzled. In Mexico, swine flu has caused severe respiratory disease in a number of patients - and even more worryingly, has killed the sort of young and healthy people who can normally shrug off the flu. (Fueling such concerns is the fact that similar age groups died in unusually high numbers during the 1918 pandemic.) Yet the cases in the U.S. have all been mild and likely wouldn't have even garnered much attention if doctors hadn't begun actively looking for swine flu in recent days. "What we're seeing in this country so far is not anywhere near the severity of what we're hearing about in Mexico," said the CDC's Besser. "We need to understand that."
Some of the difference may be due to the fact that Mexico has apparently been grappling with swine flu for weeks longer than the U.S. As doctors across the U.S. begin checking patients with respiratory symptoms for swine flu, CDC officials expect to see more severe cases in the U.S. as well - and as better epidemiological work is done in Mexico, we'll probably hear about more mild cases there too. Right now, however, the true severity of the H1N1 swine flu virus is still an open question, whose answer could change over time. The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic began with a fairly mild wave of infections in the spring, but the virus returned a few months later in a far more virulent form. That could happen with the current swine flu as well. "It's quite possible for this virus to evolve," said Fukuda. "When viruses evolve, clearly they can become more dangerous to people."
4. How ready is the U.S. - and the world - to respond to a flu pandemic?
In some ways, the world is better prepared for a flu pandemic today than it has ever been. Thanks to concerns over H5N1 avian flu, the WHO, the U.S. and countries around the world have stockpiled millions of doses of antivirals that can help fight swine flu as well as other strains of influenza. The U.S. has a detailed pandemic preparation plan that was drafted under former President George W. Bush. Many other countries have similar plans. SARS and bird flu have given international health officials useful practice runs for dealing with a real pandemic. We can identify new viruses faster than ever before, and we have life-saving technologies - like artificial respirators and antivirals - that weren't available back in 1918. "I believe that the world is much, much better prepared than we have ever been for dealing with this kind of situation," said Fukuda.
At the same time, the very nature of globalization puts us at greater risk. International air travel means that infections can spread very quickly. And while the WHO can prepare a new swine flu vaccine strain in fairly short order, we still use a laborious, decades-old process to manufacture vaccines, meaning it would take months before the pharmaceutical industry could produce its full capacity of doses - and even then, there wouldn't be enough for everyone on the planet. The U.S. could be particularly vulnerable; only one plant, in Stillwater, Penn., makes flu vaccine in America. In a pandemic, that could produce some ugly political debates. "Do you really think the E.U. is going to release pandemic vaccine to the U.S. when its own people need it?" asks Osterholm.
Indeed, the greatest risk from a pandemic might not turn out to be from the swine flu virus itself - especially if it ends up being relatively mild - but what Osterholm calls "collateral damage" if governments respond to the emergency by instituting border controls and disrupting world trade. Not only would the global recession worsen - a 2008 World Bank report estimated that a severe pandemic could reduce the world's GDP by 4.8% - but we depend on international trade now for countless necessities, from generic medicines to surgical gloves. The just-in-time production systems embraced by companies like Wal-Mart - where inventories are kept as low as possible to cut waste and boost profit - mean that we don't have stockpiles of most things. Supply chains for food, medicines and even the coal that generates half our electricity are easily disruptable, with potentially catastrophic results. Though we'll likely hear calls to close the border with Mexico, Osterholm points out that a key component used in artificial respirators comes from Mexico. "We are more vulnerable to a pandemic now than at any other time over the past 100 years," he says. "We can't depend on ourselves."
5. So how scared should we be?
That depends on whom you ask. Officials at the CDC and the WHO have emphasized that while the swine flu situation is serious, they're responding with an abundance of precautions. Even Osterholm, who has been highly critical of the U.S. government's long-term failures to better prepare for a pandemic, gives the CDC a 9 out of 10 for its response so far. Outside of Mexico, the swine flu hasn't looked too serious yet - unlike during the SARS outbreaks of 2003, when an entirely new virus with no obvious treatment took the world by surprise. In the U.S., the normal flu season is winding down, which should make it easier for public-health officials to pick out swine flu cases from run-of-the-mill respiratory disease. And there are simple things that people can do to protect themselves, like practicing better hygiene (wash hands frequently and cover mouth and nose when sneezing) and staying away from public places or traveling if they feel sick. "There's a role for everyone to play when an outbreak is ongoing," said Besser.
But the truth is that every outbreak is unpredictable, and there's a lot we don't know yet about the new swine flu. There hasn't been a flu pandemic for more than a generation, and there hasn't been a truly virulent pandemic since long before the arrival of mass air transit. We're in terra incognito here. Panic would be counterproductive - especially if it results in knee-jerk reactions like closing international borders, which would only complicate the public-health response. But neither should we downplay our very real vulnerabilities. As Napolitano put it: "This will be a marathon, not a sprint." Be prepared.

Prep on............

Monday, April 20, 2009

survival garden update




Well by God's grace & Bayou gal's green thumb the garden seems to be taking off great,as you can see the Potatoes,Bell peppers & Tomato patch is thriving!!I am really looking forward to some Creole Tomatoes,Till next time .....Prep on

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Important UPDATE for all preppers!!

We need to get more organized. Please visit American Preppers Network for just a moment.
Thanks, Tom
p.s. the moderator of this site has my permission to remove this short post as soon as he/she feels everyone has gotten this message. It's not normally my practice to post on other prepper sites, but we need to get more organized and I'm beginning to get overwhelmed with work to do, we need more help.

Gonna wait for uncle sugar?

Well if you think you can depend on the government you better check out what the latest news is, The State made a announcement today that they have shelter for 15,000 people lined up for this Hurricane season but more than double that needed assistance last year for the storm.Man that's a lot of people left wandering around with no place to go. Get your plans made & your shit together because you will be screwed ........Got shelter???? Get prepping..........

Thursday, April 2, 2009

60 Days out


Less than 60 days till Hurricane season & I'm Trying to finalize my preps. I have a good bit of dry storage & the freezer is almost stocked.Also picked up a 90 day supply of meds for stash that I will rotate with my regular monthly prescriptions.Gas is stored with stabilizer for the generator, Batteries are charged for alternate power ,But I always need AA & AAA batteries it seems.I got lucky & a friend got me some nice Motorola radios, the commercial type that were retired for new ones at the hospital he works at.They work fine just need a couple of Batteries @ $45 each.Each one cost about $350 new so I made out great & they transmit well over a mile in my preliminary test. They will come in handy if I need to post a lookout or patrol the area in the aftermath of a storm. Anyway I guess you can see that you will need to make a list of needed supplies & get to cracking or you will be stuck when tshtf. Well till next time...............Get to prepping!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Survival garden done






Well after much work the garden is in place,now if we get lucky & the dogs do there job of keeping the cats away we will see if mother nature looks down on us favorably .Also worked on getting the freezer stocked. Added 10 lbs smoked sausage,4-4pks of pork chops,10- 2 lbs pks of ground meat,& 9 rabbits. will have about 16 more to harvest in 2 weeks & another 2 litters due in a couple of weeks.Dry goods are looking good as well. Well I guess we are about ready food wise for hurricane season so bring it on.Till next time.....

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Survival Garden Update






Well we have been busy so we haven't gotten as much done as we would have liked. Wound up having to make another trip for top soil,another 40 bags.Bayougal thinks she has all she needs & we will finish spreading the mud ,stuffing in some fish heads & start planting Tomorrow!!!
After all that labor I still had to cook & tend to the rabbits so I thought I would break-in the new Grill.Grilled some sausage & Wabbit. Saving the rabbit for tomorrow's lunch but I must say it came out nice & Juicy,Till next time........

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Chores.....


Well I spent the weekend working around the house, The Little woman & I fenced off a area to plant this years veggies in. This is the first time we are being so serious about it. I usually just watched her work in her garden around the house & figured that it would keep her busy & take her mind off of what I was getting into. This year we are serious as a heart attack.In years past the animals were tearing up her plant & veggies & she would do what she could to get by.But now that we are thinking that this could be the ONLY thing we have to eat at some point we are kickin ass.Bayou gal will have this place set up in a week -10days & we should be fine. If I could figure out how to post a pic I would but that's for another day,too much work to get done to be fiddling with this thing.Till next time.........Prep on

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

3 months to get ready

Well it's getting to be that time of year,3months till Hurricane season.I've been going over my checklist & checking the supplies to see what I need,adding a few things to the Preps to renew what we took out over the winter ,new additions,building up the battery stash .WHAT? YOU DON'T have a list??? I've found that you can not possibly remember everything with a list so if you don't have one you better get with it man!!! Start with the essentials and work up from there. Go to the Fema web site(he he ) & download a prep list and add what you personally would feel comfortable with.Remember that you could be without services for 30 days or more & once your in the middle of the situation you have no one to blame but yourself. Start early (NOW) so you won't be running around at the last minute.Don't forget to get any meds you have to have.Well I gotta get to work so till next time.............Later

Friday, February 27, 2009

Back to planing

With Mardi Gras done now I will be able to get back on track.As you all well know It is easy to be overcome with thinking about all that has to be done so I want to stick to the kiss method of doing things (keep it simple stupid).
Since we covered water let's touch on food & Keeping it fresh.I am planning for hurricane survival because I think that is the most probable scenario in my neck of the woods(short term,2/4 weeks without service) followed by Economic collapse (long term).
I have a fair amount of food stored in my chest freezer & would be wiped out if I lost it so I have multiple plans to keep it going.First I have a generator of course, Actually I have 2. But keeping a ton of gas on hand is cost prohibitive,so I have 4 -15gallon plastic barrels Filled with gas & stabilizer stashed in a old shed on my property out of sight.Now is the time to stash gas for 2 reasons,#1 I hear winter gas keeps better & #2 It's probably as cheap as it's gonna get.Plenty of motor oil is needed as well. Until I got a gen set I never realized that the oil needed to be changed so frequently.It would be a Damm shame to loose a $800 gen set to lack of lubrication. Once after a hurricane I witnessed a dumb ass neighbor take one out of the box & run it without checking the oil.Needless to say it didn't run long.Some have low oil protection but it is something that can not be overlooked.
The freezer will not run much daily so that should hold me over short term.Long term is a different animal.I came up with a low cost alternative,Batteries. I purchased a 1500 watt inverter from Sam's. This converts 12 volts to 110 volts & was able to acquire a couple of batteries from work that we use to start a big Diesel water pump for our sprinkler system.These need to be changed by law every couple of years & are still in good shape so I made out on that one. Smaller batteries can be used. With a little research on the net you can find what will work for your application. Since I have 2, one can be recharging while the other is being used. My next purchase will be a solar panel. Harbor Freight has a fairly inexpensive one I plan on trying.I don't have any experience with solar stuff so it will be a new adventure for me, I'll keep you posted on that.
I also came across a plan to make a homemade generator set,It involves mounting a car alternator to a lawnmower motor with pulleys & a belt. It looked good on paper,should take a small amount of fuel to get the batteries recharged rapidly.And most of all It's another alternative.You could in a pinch recharge the battery with jumper cables hooked to your car but I don't think that would be efficient,just good in a pinch.
A string of low watt 12volt lights run through the house would help preserve other resources as well.
If anybody has any other Ideas let me know .We need all the help we can can get to make it through tough times. Prep on................

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Troubling Times

These are troubling times my friends, when you take in all the news reports, watch the stock markets crash,see all the turmoil going on around you you would have to be a damm fool to sit on your ass and do nothing. I went to Sam's today and overspent my budget(as usual) and shored up my preps, many canned goods ,Beans, rice,condiments,and meat. Also stocked up on animal food.I Am going to squeeze in some fencing materials to protect the garden form the dogs & critters as best we can & hope for the best. I am doing all I can do within my means. I feel like I have been told that the big storm is coming & get ready for the shtf.I advise everyone to get a plan quickly if you don't have one & implement it asap.I'm good on guns & ammo but I advise you to get that together as well. This crap is working on my nerves pretty good but I guess you just have to take a breath and man up baby!! Good luck to all & get off your ass

Monday, February 16, 2009

Shit about to hit the Fan

I don't like to copy other people's post but after reading Ernie's post from the Indiana prep network page I feel everyone needs to be aware.....Thanks Ernie

The Revolution is Brewing...Gun Bills Are In
EMERGENCY - The ship is taking on water!

I am just spittin' mad now - I can hardly restrain myself from absolutely screaming from the top of my lungs! We need to be contacting our reps and senators and the White House and let them all know that we will not accept this! Was going to suggest that you call your senators but I have tried and the mail box is full! Imagine that! Will keep trying and so should you. The toll free numbers are 1-877-851-6437 and 1- 866-220-0044. The number for the White House phone numbers are 1-202-456-1111 and 1-202-456-1414. Also, email your senators!!! Raise heck with these people!!!

A precursor to HR 45 that I touched upon in a previous post went through in the stimulus bill underneath the auspices of the Health Spending Bill. Particularly bothersome are 13101 through 13434 of HR 1 of the stimulus bill concerning the Health Spending Bill. This has to do with establishing a national database under the title of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. This database would have the health/medical records for every single american stored and available to the federal government. This sets the stage for banning guns since they say that if you have ever seen a psychiatrist or medical doctor for depression and such and are on any medications such as prozac etc, then you are banned from owning a handgun. They have already passed a bill in 2008 called the NICS Improvement Act or the Veterans Disarmament Act which stated that any soldier that has been treated for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) cannot own any type of firearm. Now, all this being said, they have introduced HR 45 and the Blair Holt Act as well. They have effectively allowed for gun banning/confiscation to actively begin with the passage of the new stimulus bill. Now, my friends and fellow preppers, it is soon to be check-mate. They are angling for a revolution in this country and we have to fight even more tirelessly to get the information out - information is our greatest weapon. Make no mistake preppers, they will come for your guns.

Also want to lay something out for everyone: with 25 states writing proposals(Indiana is one of them considering such legislation) to succeed from the Union - basically saying that the individual states will not tolerate further over stepping by the federal government (such as no gun bans or martial law), does anyone else see what may happen? I am afraid that this will really anger the PTB and they will really step up this take-over and that is why it is so important that they get our weapons. I am afraid that they will also stage some "attacks" on CONUS to step the gun ban up even more. If we try to break away and do not tow the line with the feds/bankers they will try to start a civil war too. Anyone else feel this way?

IF YOU GIVE UP YOUR WEAPONS AND YOUR RIGHTS TO HAVE THEM - YOU WILL BE AT THE MERCY OF THE GOVERNMENT AND YOU WILL HAVE NO WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILIES AND/OR YOUR LIVESTOCK FROM PREDATORS.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A way to make water safe to Drink

As I stated in my first blog you have to have water. I have been checking into this for some time. Some say you can filter it, some say chemical treatment, If you have the means you can distill it. The best article I have seen lately is from a site called Survival topics. I hope he doesn’t mind me spreading the word……..Boil it!!
A way to make water safe to Drink
Water is often the most critical resource necessary for survival in the wilderness. You can go without food for days or weeks, but go without water for just one day and you chances of survival diminish.
During a survival situation that lasts several days it would be difficult or impossible to carry enough drinking water. This means that you must rely upon local sources of water to replenish your stocks. But you must always consider water to be contaminated with disease organisms.
Many survival kits include water filters or water purification tablets. Experience has shown that all too often these methods of making water safe to drink fail. Water filters are not as reliable as some would have you believe. In fact, many tests have shown that there are actually only a few brands of water filters that successfully trap many of the disease causing organisms that may be in water of even the cleanest appearance. In addition, if your water filter is dirty, worn out, or used incorrectly it may not work satisfactorily.
Chemical water purification often fails also, due to chemicals becoming out of date or improper usage.
I highly recommend boiling water as the best and most fool proof means of making it safe to drink. This means you will need some kind of pot included in your survival kit in order to boil water over a fire. This can be even made from an old metal coffee can. The pot can double as the container for the survival kit you are making, and can be used to cook food as well.

From what I can gather as soon as the water hits a rolling boil it’s safe to drink.This seems like the best way to work with limited resources in a SHTF situation.It sure would have come in handy for me during Katrinia. ........Prep on All...............

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

When it's time to BUG OUT

Vehicle Preparation

When it’s Time to bug out you need Dependable transportation. NO EXCUSES.
When it was time to get out for Katrina the road was full of disabled cars, Flat tires overheating, out of gas, dead batteries. This crap won’t fly in a emergency. You will be stuck on the side of the road at someone else’s mercy or generosity. And there’s not much of that in a SHTF situation. It is imperative to have your vehicle in good shape for hurricane season. Spend a weekend looking under the hood, and see what shape your car is in BEFORE Hurricane season.
Make a checklist;
Tires-check tread wear & air pressure,& don’t forget the spare!
Battery- check connections & make sure you don’t have corrosion on the terminals
Belts- The obvious, check for wear or cracks. If you cant replace them go to a shop & get it done dammitt.A $5 belt will leave you stranded.
Radiator-when is the last time you replaced your ant-freeze? This can be a lifesaver in summer bumper-to-bumper traffic as well as extend your radiator life.
Air filter. If it's dirty at least blow it off or replace it.
Oil change-this tends to get overlooked but extends motor life as well as the engine running smooth
Tools- you should at least keep a minimal tool kit & jumper cables as well as a gallon of anti-freeze or water in the trunk.
This is not everything but you get the idea, when your Life could depend on it you need to get off your ass unless you are going to wait on Uncle Sugar…..he will probably pass by a week later, If your lucky…………………Prep on

Saturday, January 31, 2009

what does it take

What does it take to wake up??

As I am checking out the news of the bad weather in the Kentucky / Arkansas area I am wondering how many family’s are suffering? This is not the first bad weather in history. Yet I am sure there are countless sheeple wondering when Uncle Sugar will arrive…. The news stated that it could be Mid February until the power is back on.
Damm I feel sorry for the children, because of their Parents lack of foresight They are suffering, scared, cold hungry & maybe in serious risk of dying…. all needlessly.
Maybe after this is over they will get with the program & at least have a plan. I would not feel like a good parent if I let my family down with their safety when it would have been no big deal with a little preparation. All the prepper blogs in the area I’m reading says they are going on like nothing is happening except that they are staying inside. That’s why I prep, & why I will continue to live this lifestyle till the day I die.
In our area the main weather threat is a hurricane. Anyone who plans on riding one out had better be prepped or they will be on the news Looking for help. I know things can go wrong, Murphy lives in my neighborhood too but with a good effort from people that are prepared almost anything can be overcome. My Prayers go out to the people who are in dire straights.

The worst might not happen but if it does I WILL have my Shit together before hand & God willing I will make it!!


Prep on Brothers & Sisters

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Another gun grab

Well I can see from reading the blogs today that people are getting nervous about the Fed's coming up with new rules to either get the guns or make the ammo scarce.Well I for one am not worried.Because they already Stole mine after Katrina.After we were rescued by wildlife & Fisheries the NOPD came & searched the building. I even talked to the officer that took them ,They said they turned them in to Central headquarters,I called Central & the officer said We Ain't Got No Guns!! So I called ATF, They called back a few weeks Later & said They couldn't find them.SO Screw It & Them!!!!!
enough said about that experience.
If you got guns stash em, Ammo Too. Just keep enough in the house for protection, I have Rottweilers. & they don't like strangers.
If you have reloading equipment now is the time to stock up on powder & primers. Get spare parts for your reloading machine as well.Like I said I'm not worried myself cause I know Uncle Sugar's gonna take care of ME.................Right

ps; Get plenty of preparation H

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The BOB

The other day I covered the basic preps for home. But before we really get into breaking down home preps I have to tell you that you should put some thought into being prepared when not at Home. Most people have a few things that could get them out of a jam stashed in their car-Jumper cables, fix-a-flat, etc I. commute 50 miles a day to work mostly I-10 through the marshland but when I hit town It’s all bad. Bad doesn’t cover it. Most neighborhoods are still toast from the storm, full of squatters & bums. And of course we have the crack heads as well. Which brings me to my BOB. To the newbies that’s short for bug out bag. Mine is just a knapsack with a few essentials that could save my tail in times of trouble. I will go over what I have in my bag & you can decide if this will help you make a choice to carry one or what things might be good for you. One thing to keep in mind is that stuff accumulates very quickly & by the time you get every thing you need you can’t carry the damm thing without your back going out!

First I have light-2 of them actually, I cheapo led & 1 damm good one. I check the batteries every couple of months & have a spare set as well also I made sure they both used the same type of batteries so that cuts down on stocking them.

I bought a cheap multi-tool from home Depot-it contains a screwdriver in both flat blade & Phillips; serrateted saw blade, knife blade, needle nose pliers, can opener, & file.

A poncho- you never know, we do live in a tropical climate.

A can of bug repellant- worth a million bucks in the swamp.

A small pack of nylon rope.

A folding wood saw- great for sawing branches

And in a vacuum-sealed bag I keep a couple of bic lighters, and a extra clip of ammo (optional).
And a little mini kit I made my self with fishing hooks, line sinkers, toilet paper, matches & a pack of gum & a prepaid phone good for a year that takes the same battery as my regular cell., Coffee filter,& 2 rubbers (non lubricated), & a couple of rubber bands, Antibiotic ointment and a couple of band aids. All in a Tin can sealed up with duct tape on the lid.
I always keep a couple of small bottles of water in the car also
A bag of beef jerky, a can of Spam & An old belt slide holster.

Keep in mind this is what I bring with me on a daily basis, my bob at home is much more extensive.

This might seem weird but you might not believe the things I could accomplish if need with this stuff. I can procure water, boil it, catch fish, cook it and do a little first aid, stay dry in the rain, stay warm etc. you have to decide what applies to you. Everyone’s will be a little different.
Well I hope I gave you all a few ideas to work with so get your bag together. Till next time…...See Ya

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