h/t to Mark Scott
I was raised a “country boy” with all that upbringing engendered. Many of the skillsets that need to be learned by modern day preppers were simply a fact of life when I was a kid (but hey, I’m not that old). That said, getting a real world job and moving away from the country years ago led to somewhat of a loss of the old ways. I’ve known that life’s path would eventually lead me back to the country – but it’s only been in the last few years that I’ve really seen a real potential for economic collapse.
So I started to investigate what was new in the world of survivalists and preppers. I found forums and blogs that I liked – you’ll find them in my sidebar – but the cream of the crop for me is M.D. Creekmore’s Survival Blog. Simple, matter-of-fact and to the point – if the man himself is anything like his blog, we’d get along just fine. His blog entries like 10 Things To Do Now! and Stocking The Survival Pantry are the first links that I pass along to people curious about prepping – I can teach them gardening and food preservation later! Top Posts – while it might take you a while to read ’em all – is a good reality check for your friends’ and your own preparedness.
I like the sense of community and discussion that often shows up in the comments – varying opinions, expressed in a friendly manner. I’ve often said that the gun blogger community has some of the finest folks in the world – M.D.’s corner of the web appears to be the same.
Lots of good information – worth way more than you have to pay for it!
“WASHINGTON – The ledger did not appear to be adding up Tuesday night when President Barack Obama urged more spending on one hand and a spending freeze on the other.
Obama spoke ambitiously of putting money into roads, research, education, efficient cars, high-speed rail and other initiatives in his State of the Union speech. He pointed to the transportation and construction projects of the last two years and proposed ‘we redouble these efforts.’ He coupled this with a call to ‘freeze annual domestic spending for the next five years.'”
We’re gonna freeze spending while we expand entitlements and government bloat – how’s that gonna work, Sparky?
The Emperor has no clothes…I’m just sayin’
“Rather than apologize, the left wants to change the tone of the political debate.
I’m gonna go read it again…
I’ve been reading John’s blog for some time now, and consider him a “friend I haven’t met in person yet.” If you can, stop by and let him know you’re thinking about him. (Stick around and read a bit – good stuff over there…)
John, know you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
I missed this the first time around – Go RTWT.
“You know what? I am getting really, really gorramed tired of the “need” argument coming up in reference to handguns, “assault rifles”, and all of the other fun, “”evil”, nasty-looking firearms and equipments that are out there. You see it all over the place these days… “You do not need an ‘assault rifle’ to hunt/defend yourself/open a can of soda,” “You do not need that kind of caliber to stop someone from attacking you,” “Why do you need that many firearms?” Yadda yadda flipping yadda.“
Found this over on No Depression – What Country Song Best Describes Your Life?
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For those of you that “get” Country Music – this will make perfect sense. For those that don’t, just study it for a few and the light bulb will come on!