She makes good sense to me. Especially the point about what would happen if the leftards tried to have guns confiscated. That would be way past the final straw for a lot of good American folks.
Here's a link to a video showing Nancy Pelosi saying she "certainly hopes that a bumpstock ban would be a slippery slope leading to more gun control."
The new Survivor's Edge is out. Some good information on radio communications, and some hair raising stories of survival situations people have gone through in the past. There's an article on the new "mail order survival boxes" that have become so popular. I don't see it myself. Why pay money for a "grab bag" when you can design and equip yourself? But apparently it's a trend that's making headway.
There's a good article on caching. I know some people who have done this in a very professional manner, and there are some good books out there on it. My brother put in two caches of gasoline, food, ammunition, etc between his retreat in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and Boise, Idaho where he spends a lot of the year at his girlfriend's place. She operates a business there, so she can't just uproot.
My brother is more of an outdoorsman than a survivalist, but he built a great hunting lodge/retreat in the Sierras. He modeled it on my place, but he had a lot more money than I did, and he avoided the errors I made by using my compound as a "petrie dish."
|My brother and his last minute purchases during the Bird Flu scare some years back.|
His thought was that if the balloon went up while he was in the mountains and she was in Boise, he'd have to go get her, and then get back. He didn't want to have to rely on gas stations or anything else to make the round trip. "Geo Caching" has become a fun game for suburbanites, but the concept goes back to when people still lived in caves. The article is a good one but if you are really interested in the subject, Ragnar Benson's book is the best I know of. It's oriented towards weapons and ammo but the basic rules apply to just about everything.
There's an article on "prepping" for urban dwellers. Again, it's a good article, but for more information I'd look at a Benson book:
Also sections on winter survival techniques, wood burning stoves, the "Scout Rifle" (remember Colonel Cooper?), and there's a long article on saving seeds. I know a lot of people already do this. Dani in South Africa exchanges seeds with people, Lisa from "Three Bears" works with seeds , Kev in England swaps seeds, and Kymber in Canada exchanges seeds with people. There are other folks out there who do that too.
I never knew it was as complicated as it appears to be from this article. There's more to the decision making process than I gave the subject credit for.
It's a good issue. Survivor's Edge has a different tone to it than American Survival Guide or Off Grid, but I like it.
The Equifax breach:
I'm one of the lucky people whose credit information was compromised through the incompetence and stupidity of Equifax. Somebody used my Visa card yesterday to buy $500 worth of leather luggage in England. If you want to see if your information was stolen, here's the link.
I watched a segment on one of the MSM business channels. They said if you accept the free credit guard offering from Equifax, that you forfeit any right to be a participant in the class action suit currently ongoing over the incident. Personally , I don't see that as a problem. If 143 million people are automatically participants, even if there is a substantial judgment, the vast majority of it will go to the lawyers who "fronted" the suit, and you might get a check for a few dollars in years to come. It's a judgment call.
The Moon Bats are at it again.
The news networks are replete with the same tired crowd of political clowns crawling out of the woodwork and harping on "Gun Control."
As I always do when this rears it's ugly head, I sent a contribution to the NRA. If you own guns, or want to have the right to own one, the NRA is your best shot. With the entire Democratic "Flying Circus" howling for more laws, and some Republicans going along with the program, the NRA is the only bulwark we have against being driven underground. President Trump is on the right side of the issue, but a lot of the Republican apparatchiks are not.
If you aren't a member of the NRA, here's where you can join. It costs less than a couple of hamburgers, fries and a coke.
Do you remember Diane Feinstein giving her big press conference, when she was pushing her "Clinton Gun Ban." She picked up an AK-47, saying she was going to demonstrate how easy it was to change the magazines in just "a second." But she didn't know you have to "rock" the magazine in and out of an AK-47. She struggled with it for a bit then one of her aides came up and "fixed" it for her. These people run their mouths full steam with no concept of what they are talking about.
Here's an example of what I mean, from California.
The ACLU gets the BLM treatment. "If it's good for the Goose, it's good for the Gander."
Meanwhile, here in the mountains:
There are a lot of parks here in the county. This one is called "The River Road." It goes along the river and down to the lake. It's actually a bike trail. We started out trying to walk it this week, but it was pretty hot in the middle of the day, so we only walked about half way and then came back to the car.
Along the trail, they have periodically put pieces of "art" out by the side. Some of it is pretty bizarre, but I guess it doesn't hurt anything.
The River Trail has lots of metal benches for people to rest on. They are chained down to bolts set in the concrete because they had a habit of disappearing and winding up in the trailer park where some of our ethnic diversity crowd lives. So did the picnic tables.
The county has a number of parks along the river. There's the bike trail, the "senior" park with it's outdoor exercise machines designed for seniors, the big park for families, with ball diamonds and a walking trail, and picnic pavilions. There's a dog park, where people can let their dogs run free.
The state has a big park here, the one we walk around the lake on. The Tennessee Valley Authority has a really nice park at the top of the big lake, with great views, picnic areas, and a swimming beach. So we are well equipped with places to go walk, all within 20 minutes of our place.