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food for thought

The latest issue of YER OL’ WOODPILE REPORT is out – and definitely does not disappoint. I include below his section on preparing for a changed world. He is again spot-on. Read the bits below and the whole magilla at YER OL’ WOODPILE REPORT. Food. Finding good water isn’t a problem in the hills of Appalachia. Survivalists who fixate on water probably have other regions in mind, the arid southwest or the western high plains. If I lived, say, on the lee side of the Rockies I’d worry more about water than I do. Which is not much. Here there are springs and weeps everywhere, creeks big and small, lakes, ponds, rivers and reservoirs, even the occasional swamp. If this […]

become an amateur radio operator

Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm Darby Library meeting room July 13th – September 7th Handy in many situations, radio communications can be life saving when phones and Internet are down or out of reach Ham radios start where walkie-talkies leave off, with licensed radio operators communicating around the corner and around the world. ARRL License Manual costs $29.95 includes chapters on every aspect of the licensing exam and numerous practice tests Darby Thursday study sessions are FREE YOU can be an amateur radio operator No electronics background required Click this link for a .pdf poster advertising the class:Ham-radio-class-poster-7-2017 Below is a .jpg image of the class advertisement. TESTING SESSION JULY 17th For those ready to test for Technician, General or Amateur Extra […]

Are EMPs a real threat?

I know some people who consider themselves quite expert on the topic, one having been in charge of building EMP-PROOF installations for the US Army. None of them are doing much to prepare for our region being struck by an EMP. So I should just relax on the subject, eh? The animal mind categorizes everything in its world. This is a tree. I expect it to act like a tree. I can move by it confident it will not transform into a monster eating me up. Rocks, trees, sky, rain, sun, rivers, rabbits. bluebirds and everything in our world gets recognized, analyzed, categorized and, if it poses no immediate opportunity or threat, just passed on by with little attention. It […]

our turn coming

Another good Woodpile Report. Excerpts: Just a reminder. It appears leftist militants are still planning coordinated nationwide riots on July 2nd and 3rd, called “Impeachment Marches”. Thousands of street ‘activists’ will be using flash-mob and other methods taught at Summer Resistance Camp, generously funded by the The Democratic National Committee. Expect Black Lives Matter and armed Antifa red brigades to use demonstrators as a screen for serious assaults. Their leaders have refused to rule out property destruction and violence against unwelcome bystanders. Persons of non-color who are unlucky, elderly or merely slow moving are at particular risk. The central theme is, “Trump must go by any means necessary”, starting with shutting down entire cities. As happened in Baltimore and Berkeley, […]

my first 1K

I thought of myself as a 600-yard rifleman. In DCM, CMP and NRA High Power competitions, the 600 yard target we shoot at is labeled “MR1”. That stands for “medium range”, standard target. Thus I don’t get an inflated ego from hitting that sucker on a known-distance course of fire. Upon selling The Gentleman Farmer business I owned/operated for 22 years, my gold watch was a nice trombone and a nice rifle. Two tools I had long wished for but never afforded (best boss I ever had). My AR-10 and I are awesome at a known distance of 200 yards and quite clearly effective at measured and marked 600 yards. Of course only paper targets are going to present themselves […]

purchase and use of BaoFeng two-way radios

BaoFeng UV-82HP$62.89UHF / VHF128 ChannelsOutput: 7 Watts I have helped well over a dozen people earn their amateur radio licenses. But I recognize the effort to study for, and pass the FCC exam is not for everybody. Much more accessible is The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) licensed radio service. A $70 FCC GMRS license has no testing requirements and covers your entire family’s use for 5 years. BAOFENG makes good, affordable radios that can listen to several other bands and legally enable you to transmit, that is communicate, via GMRS channels. Significantly, unlike the inexpensive blister-pack big-box-store radios, these transmit at much higher powers, and are capable of utilizing repeaters for long-distance communications. My favorite of their current offerings […]

wild painkiller

In slang terms, this really is WILD! A weed right under our noses that is so useful it ought to be outlawed. I hate to say that for a couple of reasons, but I do suggest that you get some seed to work with before your protectors take it away. I post it here to help insure its availability, but all the links are from the source article at Before It’s News.com. You might want to go there to see the article in its natural habitat and original form. Click the link above to do that. -Ted   The Best Natural Painkiller That Grows in Your Backyard By Claude Nelson Contributor profile | More stories (Before It’s News)   […]

mapping your neighborhood

Having the right resources in the right places is the essence of surviving and thriving. Disasters challenge that pleasant place. Proper planning includes mapping resources and features that may be useful to your community in emergencies. Also valuable is placing on that map any threats you know of, along with potential avenues for likely threats. Obviously, so you can plan to minimize their negative impacts on your community. This is a big topic that deserves thought, planning, organization from a handful of proactive, foresightful neighbors. While I can’t help you with that, I can point you to a couple of hugely valuable resources. Samuel Culper publishing in Forward Observer offers A Primer on Tactical Intelligence Collection that is a prize […]

electricity – who needs it?

I hope you aren’t overly attached to electrical devices and the power grid delivering it regularly. As I pointed out last July, USAF has reoccupied Cheyenne Mountain as insurance against EMP attacks. Were I in a leadership position of some country threatened by the USofA adventurism, launching an EMP from a container ship near the Pacific, Atlantic or Gulf coast would be one of the crucial first steps to cut the power of the world’s dominant military machine. I am no great military mind, but fershur if I can see this, there are Chinese, Koreans, Iranians, Russians and others who can too… and who could do the job any time they wished. Those of us labeled “conspiracy theorists” by the […]