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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 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

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tea Party in D.C.

Tea Party in Washington
I saw this post on the Florida Preppers Blog & thought all should see.I just picked up a box of 100 tea bags from Wally World,Anybody got some extra stamps?

This is a post from American Preppers Network. Lets all do this! If you send a letter with your tea bag I urge you to be respectful and polite as that is what our network is all about.
Email received from Pioneer Living
So long as we have an inauguration drawing this sort of crowd and not a protest about our government blowing $700 billion of our dollars so that The Pigmen of Wall Street can continue to rob our nation blind, then saddle us with the bill when their bets go bad, we will see no solution.
I cannot take credit for the idea floated on some forums, but I do like it.
It is time for We The People to send a strong message to Washington DC - no more. No more loading our children and grandchildren with debt. No more bailing out speculators and bankers who made bets they knew were unsafe at the time. No more bailing out people who came to Congress to demand the removal of leverage limits, got what they asked for, then blew themselves up with the very leverage they demanded to be able to use.
No more.
Therefore, on February 1st, which is more than enough time for Barack Obama to be seated in his chair in the West Wing, I am recommending an act of peaceful, lawful and yet unmistakable protest.
That is, to mail President Obama one teabag. Nothing dangerous, nothing illegal - just one teabag.
Send one to your Congressman and one to each Senator.
Later, when the weather is a bit warmer and fountains are running water (rather than frozen!) this sort of protest can be repeated with LOOSE tea in select cities.
But for now, let's start with the symbolism, to be repeated each and every time our government votes or intends to do something similarly stupid - which I presume will include Obama's "stimulus" package.
If we all mail our teabags on February 1st, it will send a strong message to Washington. Include a copy of Ticker’s related to the many bailouts (pick one!) or write your own letter condemning the fraud and abuse in our banking and financial system - with the teabag being your symbolic refusal to quietly pay for it.
Pass it around the blogs and email lists - its a bag of tea folks, and the obvious parallel to the Boston Tea Party of old should be instantly obvious to everyone who receives it.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

where do we start....

Where do we start…… What do we need? The Basics….

#1 on the list is water; potable water, you can’t go far with out it. You need to keep a minimum of 1gal a day per person. If money is tight use empty 2 liter bottles. And since this area is so humid that amount is on the light side. Store. as much as possible. And that’s just to drink
You still need it for sanitary reasons. So I guess you can never have enough. I am fortunate enough to have a well so as long as it doesn’t get damaged I’m good to go. But now that I’m thinking about it it wouldn’t hurt to have a spare pump and some extra pvc pipe.

#2 Food- If Frugally done the expense can be kept down to a minimum. A little extra each week when shopping will add up quickly. Before you know it you will be wondering where you are going to put this stuff. Try & acquire the stuff you will eat not just Vienna sausages. Canned Chicken, Tuna,Chli, Prego& Pasta all keep a long time, canned fruits , juices ,veggies, powdered milk . And of course plenty of beans & rice, any thing you eat regularly and doesn’t take a lot to make them eatable & that doesn’t need refrigeration is a good pick. More on types of food in future post.

#3 A way to cook the food..Even with a 5500-watt gen.set Firing up a Elect. Stove is hard on the pocket. Gasoline is going up daily again & no telling what it will cost or if it will even be available in a crisis. My Favorite is the Barbecue grill, The Wife doesn’t miss a beat using the grill, she can do anything on that grill except bake and I’m sure she could manage if she want’s to.
If you don’t have much space you will have to think smaller, even a hibachi will help the cause. Storing fuel in the house is usually a problem this is why I go with propane.

#4 Light-Lots of options here if you are prepared, Candles, Gas Lantern, and Flashlights. Boy I would have given up a lot for a light when I was on the roof after Katrina. No light except for guard duty. Whatever option you choose remember the fuel to make it work. Batteries, gas, kerosene, whatever… have a good amount put away.

Now that we have the basics, in the next post we will need to practice on our skills to making it all work…

Why Prepare?

With the way things are going on in the world you would have to be a fool not to see that we are going to be in for a rough time ahead .Throw in a natural disaster & you will be in a bad spot if your not prepared. I never really considered being prepared at home until I went through Katrina.Well to make a long story short we were stuck on the roof of the building with minimal supplies for 3 days & lucked up and got to camp in the lobby of a hospital for another week before we could hitch a ride home and see if we had a house left.(just a tree sticking out of the roof) We didn’t get power restored for a month & had no preps at all.So I made the decision to do every thing in my power to be self sustaining on the Homestead.On this blog I will try to build a site to help others be prepared for whatever comes our way in this neck of the woods.I don't believe that a family can be prepared for EVERY bad situation or natural disaster so I have taken the approach of figuring out the most likely problems and work from there.To anyone even close to the coast that means Hurricane season is #1. I'm not advocating that everyone should stay home for a storm,that's a choice that each of your will have to decide.But if you do you must be prepared to handle your survival yourself,unless you want to wait on FEMA.I think everyone on the coast knows what that's like.I will try to break it down in future post so everyone can build on these ideas on the blog.So to all I say Welcome to this site!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

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