Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn't allow him to do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians.
--Alexander Hope

Stuck on Roof for Katrina

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Making it together

I have been giving it serious thought to a alternate sight in the aftermath of a bad storm if my place is wiped out. I have been talking to a few friends who are starting to see the light about prepping.We all live in different areas.The likelihood of all of us getting wiped out are slim.We are separated by about 30 miles. Me being the most southern.We all bring different skills to the table that would be beneficial to one another.I think as this moves forward we will be in good shape.We have many things to work out-where to store supplies,what to get, but if we keep at it & don't run out of time I think we will be fine. I think that if more people thought this way we could certainly do away with this huge Nanny Government that has about ruined this Country.

Prep on All.......

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Lifestyle

The Lifestyle…..
Prepping for survival is definitely a lifestyle. You live it. There is always something to do. I made the decision about a year ago to raise rabbits for meat. In a disaster when everything’s down you need a meat source. But with that is a daily chore that has to be done.EVERYDAY,rain or shine. When I have litters that means twice a day. After 10 to 12 weeks it’s harvest time, more work. Skinning, butchering, vacuum sealing & labeling. I usually have at least 2 litters at a time with a total of 6 Breeder does. I sell a few to defray the cost of hay & feed. I keep my meat in a 12cu ft chest freezer. In a Grid down situation I have 2 alternate power sources. A 5500 watt generator that I can pretty much power up the house with & 2 large Tractor Trailer Batteries & 1500 watt inverter. I also have 4 15-gallon drums full of stabilized gas stashed for this. So I should be good for quit some time with proper gas management. I also add bargain buys of chicken, ground meat & pork. If I’m lucky I’ll have some deer meat also. I think this will sustain 3 people for a good while..well speaking of rabbits I need to go say hi to my girls so that’s it for now…..

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tea Party inWashington

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.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

First Blog

I never really considered being prepared at home until I went through Katrina. At the time I was the Facilities Director for a small hospice in New Orleans Louisiana. I am a building Engineer by trade but took this job to not only move up the management Ladder but I had a high regard for the hospice organizations after the help my family received when my Father was in the last stages of cancer, after that I thought of the organizations as a GODSEND, So I thought if I could help the community as well as make my living at it I wanted to give it a try. Well I’ve worked in hospitals before & didn’t like the politics that is usually involved, but this job seemed to be different. It was owned by a old gentleman who started one up after seeing the poor care his wife got when she was terminal & close to the end. Anyway to cut to the chase, when Katrina was coming as I’m getting ready to shut the place down & get out of Dodge I am notified by the Hospital Administrator that no one would be coming to transfer the Patients. I had to make a Big Decision, abandon them or bring my wife to the job & ride it out. My wife was not going to evacuate alone so she reluctantly came along. 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 .We made our minds up to never be in that position again. And that’s how our journey into prepping started……….