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final day of registration for ham class is Friday

This a repeat of my previous announcement. There is one more day of online registration for Darby Adult Ed classes. We stand ONE STUDENT SHORT of having enough to make it happen. I am bringing another amateur radio operator licensing class to Darby, Montana via the Darby Adult Education program in its Spring 2020 schedule. I have not keept track, but think I have personally assisted 40 or 50 people to earning their FCC licenses through my study groups in the Darby library. The snide saying goes, “Those who CAN, DO. Those who cannot, TEACH”. I’m okay wearing that. Good instructors are as rare as good anything else. I did not choose this calling, blessing or curse. It chose me. […]

becoming Boogaloo ready

This is not how good guys dress and actOne of my most popular posts in the couple months has been the December 1st one titled “modern slang definition: The Boogaloo“. You also have shown very strong interest in my updates on the escalation in Virginia of the war against us from our wanna-be tyrannical rulers. Today I combine both of those features into recommending an audio podcast from NC Scout (see his Brushbeater site for more information). He brought his RTO course to my neck of the woods where I was fortunate enough to meet him and learn from him. IF you ever get the chance, take it. Hmmm… well, here you go, you can learn from his podcast below. […]

Ham license class begins February 1st

I am bringing another amateur radio operator licensing class to Darby, Montana via the Darby Adult Education program in its Spring 2020 schedule. I have not keept track, but think I have personally assisted 40 or 50 people to earning their FCC licenses through my study groups in the Darby library. The snide saying goes, “Those who CAN, DO. Those who cannot, TEACH”. I’m okay wearing that. Good instructors are as rare as good anything else. I did not choose this calling, blessing or curse. It chose me. Run with your talents. Every person who has come to all of the class sessions and studied two or more hours between sessions passed the FCC Technician License Exam at the end. […]

information vs intelligence

Once again Samuel Culper lays it out in simple terms. How can we take any intelligent action, with any hope of success, if we do not have a decent picture of what is going on? The video here is just one sample of what he is trying to teach us… and what we MUST learn.

make it local

Bringing Production and Work Back Into The Urban and Rural Home Backdoor Survival » Preparedness » Bringing Production and Work Back Into The Urban and Rural Home Samantha Biggers | Nov 20, 2019   We live in a world where we outsource many things that used to be done in the home. After all, if people are working jobs away from home and commuting great distances, who has the time, let alone the skills and the equipment to do a lot of those things. This article is going to focus on how to “insource”. This is my word for taking care of some things at home and saving some money rather than paying others high rates to do it for you. […]

Bitterroot threat analysis

With a little help from my friends, we developed a current list of threats we could imagine to the world as we know it – specifically, our little corner of the world. The process, and threats are applicable to much of our country. Developing a useful list is a four step process. It is best to have several minds involved. I doubt the results change significantly from four participants to fourteen or more, but there is a minimum number to have the synergy of ideas from one triggering thoughts from another. 1) Brainstorm a list Hewlett Packard taught this for working in groups. It had to be fast, fun and friendly. Ideas came out and were scribed onto the board […]

TEOTWAWKI supply list

Below is an excellent compilation that we all could use as a preparation foundation. The End Of The World As We Know It has become a standard phrase covering any natural or man-made disruption to the easy life we take for granted. By easy, I mean the amazingly well-stocked store shelves, the ability to drive many miles any time we wish for whatever purposes tickle our fancy, and to live in relative comfort, safety and security. Nearly all of us succumb to the assumed continuation of this situation in spite of the myriad precarious factors that must all remain unchanged. In a matter of seconds we could go from the life we had taken for granted to one scrambling […]

household & prepping link collection

I have been saving various bookmarked pages for future reference. Today I share my handy-around-the-house collection with links and brief introductions. I am not promising there is any sense or unity to this collection beyond what is in my title. I want them for reference and thought you might also. – Ted – Easy Camping Meals For Fun and Survival There are so many great meals that you can make while camping while not using a lot of different pots and pans or complicated ingredients. Before we get into specific meals, let’s go over a few campfire meal basics that will make your life easier when out in the bush. Top 10 Best Undersink Reverse Osmosis Water Filter Systems in […]

slapping the left coast eco-warriors

PG&E’s power shutoffs Wednesday in Northern California Shutdowns expected in the Bay Area around noon PG&E’s Oakland K substation is silhouetted at sunset in the hills of Oakland, Calif. Power was supposed to go out at noon in Montclair, but the PG&E shutoff was delayed until later in the evening. We are providing free access to this article. Please consider supporting local journalism like this by purchasing a subscription. Click here for our 99-cent, 1-month trial offer. Pacific Gas & Electric began shutting off power in 34 California counties early Wednesday Oct. 9. The shutdowns started in Northern California and Marin County shortly after midnight, and were expected to begin in the rest of the Bay Area around noon […]

Area Study

You can have food, water, guns and ammo, medical supplies, water filtration systems, a $20,000 solar panel array, and lots of other “stuff”… But if you lack the ability to maintain situational awareness, you are sabotaging all your efforts at being prepared. You will be at the mercy of the unknown. You will experience a major “fog of war” that will slow down your decision-making. A lack of information — and the inability to produce intelligence — is likely to lead to a poor outcome. Because you’re not really prepared to operate in the environment that you’re going to inherit. It’s time for some self-reflection: What’s your plan to gather intelligence information in real-time during a disaster? How, specifically, are […]

The Great Montana Shakeout

  Register Here! Why Participate? Who is Participating? How to Participate Resources News & Events Partners & Sponsors ShakeOut FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions Having trouble finding something? Here are a few of our frequently asked questions. Can’t find it here? Contact us. What do I have to do to participate in the ShakeOut? Where is the ShakeOut being held? What will happen on October 17 ? The ShakeOut Drill is scheduled for 10:17 a.m. on October 17, 2019. This means that wherever you are at that moment—at home, at work, at school, anywhere—you should Drop, Cover, and Hold On as if there were a major earthquake occurring at that very moment, and stay in this position for at least […]

California adds insult to injury

I am not going to run down the details of Pacific Gas & Electricity’s rolling blackouts. There is a distinct funny smell to the whole darn thing.  Suffice it for this article that hundreds of thousands of super-green, socialist Californians are having their electricity shut off for days, even weeks at a time… after being convinced to convert to total pollution-elsewhere technology. No charging your smart car in your own garage. Piling on to make this awful situation for California’s middle class, rural and suburban populations worse, the state oaf-fish-als are starting to hamper amateur radio’s ability to provide communications when other modes are unavailable – the ham radio mission for over 100 years. INFOWARS.com posted the following article: California […]

Electro Magnetic Pulse – the threat is real

I have written and posted on this subject several times. I consider this to be a prime USofA vulnerability. Place it anywhere you wish on the probability scale, a probability/severity analysis determines this is worth consideration anyway. So I do. Are EMPs a real threat? My article of June 24th 2017 discusses the Chinese making development of EMP weapons and delivery systems a priority. My grid jeopardy article of September 7th, 2017 discusses natural solar flares sending EMPs our way and the effect thereof, including two video clips explaining it in more detail. In EMPBS I introduce a compatriot who wrote a very basic, but complete primer on the subject. The End Is Near talks about a solar storm, links […]

the horsemen of the apocalypse

I keep meaning to write (again) about the numerous precipices we gambol about upon. Agricultural, financial, war, biological, cultural and several more mostly man-made disasters are poised to destroy the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI). James Howard Kunstler just did that job. Not exactly as I would, but close enough. One thing for certain, there are more than four horsemen riding towards us this time. – Ted The Quickening Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page NEW: A New Video Message From Your Blogger JHK An ill wind threatens to rake and churn up the Atlantic coast this Labor Day as a live-action metaphor auguring a more general wreckage to come in the final four months of 2019. More […]