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What Kind of World...
You'd think the only thing happening in the world right now is the TrayvonMartin case. Perhaps that's the intention of TPTB. In the last few days of the Zimmerman trial, over 20 children were shot in Chicago,but no one really noticed. I agree without argument or ceremony that both sides, Zimmerman and Trayvon, were in the wrong. That said, weneed to move on to equally or more pressing issues and avoid the theatrics designed to distract us. more...
The Importance of Owning Precious Metals
If you have ever heard of someone who has invested in precious metals such as gold or silver you might have wondered why they would ever do that. This is not an uncommon inquiry, because all too many people are simply in the dark about the benefits of investing in and owning precious metals. More...
Special - Exploring the Mysteries Section:
Occult? What does it mean?
For most this word brings to mind something evil, but in truth it is taken from the Latin word “Ocultus”,
meaning to hide or hidden. More...
Learning the Mysteries
The aim of all secret societies is and has been the creation of a philosophic society – in better words, a Philadelphia (city of brotherly love). However the truth is that most secret societies have keep the “SECRETS” to themselves under the premise that they alone should be the keepers of the sacred truths and that these secrets should be kept from the prying eyes of the “vulgar” (common people). This was done, by their own words, to keep societal order, but has degenerated into an elite sector that use the sacred truths to their own evil ends, having long ago forgotten the original tenets of the profound truths of which they stand as self proclaimed guards. So jealous of their secrets, they only pass them on to those who, under the threat of death by gruesome means, promise to secure their safekeeping. More...
Leaked Army Manual Outlines Civilian Interment Camps
I received this youtube.com link and a link to the actual document from one of our readers:More...
The need is clear for anarchists to become productively independent in the effort to cut the necessity to remain in the constructs of capitalism and hierarchy. The reason why black bloc has failed to accomplish autonomy from the state is because, this tactic requires being somewhere in which that voice can be heard. But in these major cities, there are rules that you must follow, form legal pressure and natural pressure. In these environments, what ever goods, that must be surcharged out of necessity, must come from exploitive capitalism because there is no other way of obtaining needed goods in places where protesting is worth doing. Protesting can not provide a solution because protesters have to be sustained by the products of capitalism. Cyclical consumption is then, not the enemy of activists, it is the means. More...
You shout this at the top of your lungs as if you know what it means. Although, if you are really are rebelling – that is cutting yourself from the cord of tyrants – you are most certainly not 99% of the population. 99% may not be implementing the agenda of psychopaths, but 99% of us are also not necessarily doing anything about it. If the odds really did add up to that, the real counter-world would not have the challenge we do to get the real 99% away from the plasma screen for more than ten minutes to look at what the government that represent them are doing. They do NOT represent me and they do NOT represent you if you can read this without cognitive dissonance. More.,.
The Kitchen Sink Is Here Important Information -- Share This!
With all that is going on now, it brings to mind something I was told by a friend 15 years ago: when you see a kitchen sink fly by your face you'll know that the end is near. What brings it to mind is that I could swear I just noticed a kitchen sink fly past my face. More...
When did the Truth Go Out of Style?
For some reason, in the last decade it was entirely more popular to discuss 9/11 truth than it is now. Recently, it's been very rarely brought up among even the alternative media, even with the likes of Alex Jones and his Infowars. Organizations like this deserve a lot of credit for starting the fires in the earlier half of the first decade of the 21st century. However, lately motivation for ad revenue seems to have overtaken motivation for exposing the truth and once again, 9/11 truth is not mentioned as much as it deserves. More...
It's Not About the Guns
As (hopefully) all of you reading this will know, the Second Amendment of The Constitution protects Americans' rights to have weapons (arms) to defend themselves against a tyrannical, out-of-control government. Please note that it does not GIVE Americans the right to have weapons. It protects that right, which is �€œinalienable�€�, meaning that the right is inherent in human beings by the fact of their existence on earth, as described in the Declaration of Independence. The Amendment is not about having a gun with which to hunt or skeet-shoot, or shoot in competitions of marksmanship. It is about defense against tyranny. More...
The New Inquisition
�€œNo one expects the American Inquisition�€� (apologies to Monty Python). The Spanish Inquisition was said to be the worst time in the history of humanity, culminating in the Dark Ages, a time when man's forward evolution was stifled by fear. When all is said and done, it may be viewed as a �€œcakewalk�€� compared to today. There are striking similarities between that era of ignorance, pain and bloodshed and cause for hiding one's true beliefs, and now. More...
We hear from many people that they are �€œstuck in their jobs�€� and feel that they will be trapped in that rat race forever, afraid to join the growing ranks of the unemployed and those displaced from their homes. They believe that they will forever �€“ or as long as the current paradigm holds out �€“ have to face that daily commute, with their income fixed by whatever future raises of which their employers feel they are worthy. But we are here to tell you that there are many ways to free yourself from that grind. More...
Guest Post: An Open Letter to the President from an Ordinary Citizen
The dreadful massacre at Sandy Hook has resulted in much posturing and debate about the gun rights afforded to every citizen so clearly in the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution. Mr. President, I urge you to be very careful as you decide what measures you will take in response. Do not awaken the sleeping giant. More...
No Apology Needed
As we have been offering the remaining space in our community, we have been contacted by many people who wish they could join us, but just can't leave their current family obligations. Sometimes there is a spouse who is physically ill, sometimes their loved ones just don't �€œget it�€�. Besides expressing their deep longing to live the way we do �€“ personally free and self-sufficient �€“ they give us their apologies for not being able to join us. No apology needed. More...
Special Post: Esoteric Agenda A MUST SEE Video
Plan for Redundancy. Plan for Redundancy.
Once you have lived the survivalist life �€“ boots on the ground, so to speak -- you come to a bedrock realization that certain things were never made to be used long-term. Unfortunately, many of the tools and devices we've become accustomed to using fall into this category. Things like generators, electric well pumps, things that require propane gas, gasoline or diesel fuel are all on the road to becoming your next big disappointment when you actually have lived this way for a while. More...
Well, well -- and hand pumps!
One of the most common questions we get is, "Is there an easy, economical and sensible way to get water out of a well?" Watch these videos and find out! More...
Yes �€“ You ARE What You Eat
If you are wondering how it has been so easy for TPTB to have turned the overwhelming majority of American population into sheep who believe everything they are told and comply with outrageous demands and actions, it is partly because they have been replacing our good, healthy, natural foods with foods laced with poisons for decades. More...
Don't Fight the System
As of Nov. 15th, 2012, all 50 states had petitions in place to secede from the �€œUnion�€�. Some of the alternative news media have jumped on the wagon, vying for first place to lead the charge. More...
you are waiting for the economic collapse, you're too late �€“
it's already happened. And it's TWCTM (Those Who Control the
Money) who did it. They pulled the rug right out from under
themselves. We are living in a world of complete economic
fantasy, using numbers that are unfathomable, unconscionable,
and un-repayable. More...
What Are You
Holding On To?
Tell me what actual benefit you receive from living the �€œnormal�€� lifestyle �€“ a 2 hour commute to work each day, spending 8 hours in a corporate cubicle that removes your individuality and creativity, to receive a paycheck from which the government has taken its huge and undeserved bite leaving almost enough to cover your bills and expenses �€“ just so that you can live in the kind of house and drive the kind of car that your friends and relatives think you should live in and be driving. More...
Many people we've met who claim they want the survivalist lifestyle are in complete shock when they come to realize that this isn't suburbia with different scenery. It requires a complete change from most peoples' current lifestyle and mindset. More...
For some of
you this is going to be critical �€“ those of you who are
JIC's (�€œjust in case-ers�€�) or those of you who plan on
bugging-out at the last moment rather than living
permanently in your survival location. More...
Advice to the Would be Survivalist
Nine out of ten people we've met who expressed an interest in being a survivalist or prepper, frankly, did not know their own mind. Like at the poker table, to win you must either be all in, or don't bother playing. You can't get to home plate if you keep one foot on third base. More...
In 2001 Epicyte Corporation isolated a protein that causes sterility and spliced its gene into corn so that men and women eating the corn would become sterile. They sold that technology to Monsanto and to DuPont. To date No Congressman, No Senator and No Presidential candidate has dared ask Monsanto, DuPont and Epicyte what they are doing with that Genetically Modified corn that sterilizes us and our children. More...
Some people in the scientific community speak of �€œgenetic memory�€�, also known as racial memory. This is the way in which a person's DNA can be permanently altered by external, psychological forces. This change �€“ and its emotional effect �€“ is then carried forward to the next generations. There are genetic fears implanted deeply within us by which we are manipulated on a daily basis. It is also possible to be free of these fears and loosen the controls under which you live. More...
Get a Job
Our commitment to living the survivalist lifestyle includes living so far off the beaten path as to make a daily commute to work impractical to say the least. And so, in monetary terms, we have been living on just a few hundred dollars a year. Someone, not understanding the essence of survivalism, suggested recently that we �€œget a job.�€� For their sake, as well as anyone else out there who thinks that living a survivalist life means transferring your suburban life to another location, here is my job description and �€œpayment�€�: More...
The word for today is �€œanarchy�€�. Some of you are now visualizing massive destruction and the most violent acts of civil disobedience imaginable. The Free Dictionary defines anarchy as:
1. Absence of any form of political authority. 2. Political disorder and confusion. 3. Absence of any cohesive principle, such as a common standard or purpose.
is the culture of defiance, theft, violence, murder �€“ even
support for �€œlibertarian�€� candidates. Let's look at
where the anarchistic traits truly lay in today's
America taught the world to be manufacturers.
We honored the ingenuity of those who sparked the industrial
revolution. We filled our country coast to coast with
factories that gave meaningful jobs to the people. People
who could feed their families till their bellies were
overfull and live in a nice place with the wages they were
paid. But we gave it up. More...
you are reading this on the internet, you obviously follow,
quite closely, current events. You keep up on the latest
stories about the steps being taken to ensure war in the very
near future, about the latest scam by the Fed to rake in more
money for the already too, too wealthy, and about the
degradation of our food into poisons ready to encourage every
available cancer cell it can find. More...
Quiz �€“ How Prepped Are You?
So you want to know how prepared you are, eh? If you are already living in your survival homestead, it's a good bet you're ready for what's coming down the pike. If you're still making preparations, maybe this will help you determine how far along you are �€“ and where you might need to beef up. More...
Rising Voices vs. Raised Voices
or so years ago, when we were wading through heaps of
hard-copy books on religions, aliens, secrete societies and
such, there were precious few others who understood �€“ let
alone would bother to research �€“ what was going on and where
we as a society/culture were going. Basically, people we could
talk with about this were few and far between. More...
The first thing to catch my eye in
this book was the dedication: �€œI dedicate this book to those who
seek the natural and gentle approach to a healthy lifestyle. �€�
That impressed me because it is the approach we use. I especially
liked the use of the word �€œgentle�€�. More...
NOW we can understand why Monsanto and partners are so desperately fighting California�€™s Prop 37.
This list is truly sickening. ~G
Rumor Mill News agent writes ~ I have always wanted to know which foods I have been eating are genetically modified. This article is quite ironic because I just ate a Hostess Cupcake (which I normally never eat) as a lunch treat. It tasted awful!
remember when I was little how good foods used to taste. Reeses
peanut butter cups used to be good too, now they taste like
detergent. Fruits and vegatables used to be crisp and juicey,
now they�€™re mushy and dry. Dorito�€™s used to be a favorite of
mine, now they�€™re disgusting. More...
On our survivalist web site we get lots of questions from people considering becoming Preppers/Survivalists. In the course of these contacts we've met lots of different types of people and that gives me hope for the future. We've been amazed how many people are waking up, as compared to 25+ years ago �€“ when there was no one we could talk to!Some people who have contacted us are sincerely looking for information on how to prep, while others are looking for an excuse not to prep. Then there is another type of person considering prepping. These people remind me of an old story about the Empire State Building... More...
We had no idea when we
wrote the past two parts of this article on radio gear for
when TSHTF, that
they were going to be so very popular. Most peoples'
concerns are based in the fear that they will loose all
contact with loved ones, as well as how to get first hand,
unfiltered news. Having good communication equipment �€“
and knowing how to use it �€“ can put those fears to rest.
Let's continue to learn how to communicate after chaos has
hit, the Internet (and maybe the entire power grid) is
down and you want to know what's going on. More...
We own a used Grundig Yacht Boy 400 and recommend it highly. These were made in the 1990s, but are still �€œstate-of-the-art�€�. The CCI radio company sells a clone of this model today. Good used Grundigs can be found on ebay in the $50 to $100 range. The YB400 has some great features:
Communnications Items You'll Want Before TSHTF - Part 1
Having good radio equipment is important for many reasons. What will you do when there is no Internet? What will you do when there is no cellphone service? How will you know what's going on in other parts of the country, let alone the world? Radio signals don't need an intermediary, they just bounce all over the earth and are received by radios. It's not even necessary that you transmit (speak) on the radio, but the information you can garner from just listening to others from far away is worth the time it takes to understand how to use a radio. More...
a long, strange trip. We didn't grow up on a farm. We grew up in
the city, a walk away from the grocery store, schools and friends. Our only
training about self-reliance was that we were self-employed, but
the business world was and is very different from knowing how to
plant, how to cook with wood, how to milk and butcher a goat, or
how to build a house.
safe to say that if you live off the grid in the wilderness
your lifestyle is very different from the urban/suburban
day-to-day. We've replaced driving to work, working in a
cubicle all day, driving home so tired that after dinner all
the energy that is left goes into watching TV, with full days
of physical labor that may tire the body but invigorates the
Do you sit in
traffic on the morning commute trying to get an inch ahead of
the next guy, while he's trying to get an inch ahead of you?
Would you consider fighting someone for a would-be holiday
gift on Thanksgiving shopping day? Do you have to endeavor to
keep your work noticed so that you get the promotion instead
of your co-worker getting it? Are you sleepless many nights
because your income doesn't quite cover your outgo? Are you so
used to the dog-eat-dog world that you unconsciously nip at
everyone around you? More...
One in a million spouses, that is, would dare live the survivalist/self-sufficient lifestyle. The thought came to me as I watched my wife, Sheila, sweep the plywood floors of our hacienda style house and thought to myself, how many wives would even consider living this way? The plywood floors will be replaced next spring with tapped clay floors �€“ and that will present its own challenges �€“ but really, when you break it down, how many of us have a spouse who would even for minute consider the self-sufficient, minimalist life style? Truth is, maybe 1 in a million. More...
22 Things to Do Around Your Survivalist Homestead When It's Cloudy and You Don't Have Enough Solar Power to Surf the Internet
We had an elongated �€œmonsoon�€� season this year. It rained about 4 weeks longer than usual. And it stayed cloudy most of that time. This led to precious little time available to run the Internet modem, since the batteries weren't getting a direct sunlight charge during this rainy spell. So we had to find things to do other than surf! More...
War -- Too Close for Comfort
Recent unrest of Arab countries, and so many at the same time has many of us scratching our heads. Why are they doing this and what is this going to lead to? More...
This contribution is from Mike Yukon of Living Prepared Blogspot.
The Road to World War III
have seen us when we wore RolexesTM, big
diamonds and the latest fashions. You should have seen our
3000 sq. ft. house that required a full-time housekeeper and
gardeners, not to mention the electric, phone and water bills.
You should have seen my long, weekly manicured fingernails and
perfectly coiffed hair. You should have seen the Cadillacs we
drove. It was the image of monetary wealth �€“ unfortunately,
all too often confused with real value. More...
September is �€œNational Preparedness Month�€�. The one thing left out of all the hype for this new �€œcelebration�€� (yes, I've read an ad on a web site that said �€œCelebrate [9/11] with a 20% discount...�€�)is, for how long do you need to be �€œprepared�€�? You have to understand that you cannot buy enough toilet paper to save your ass. More...
we were to pinpoint the one pervasive emotion in society
today, it would be fear. People all around you are fearful of
almost everything. They fear the police. They fear the IRS,
ATF, TSA and all the other �€œalphabet police�€�. They fear
losing their job. They fear loosing their house. They fear
their city or town government. And they fear the mother of
them all �€“ fear of continuing life without enough money to
maintain their current lifestyle (or at least the one the
remember from a decade ago). Most people rationalize these
fears as normal because �€œeveryone has them�€�. More...
I was recently asked �€œ Do you know how lucky you are never having been vaccinated?�€�The question gave me pause because it had become an invariable expectation to encounter those attached to the ball and chain of the corporate world who would of course look down on anyone not suffering among them �€“ misery loves company. You are somehow repugnant to them if you show justifiable fear of the clutches of their world. To be reminded by an external source that you have made the right decision can be a relief, as world events should make abundantly clear soon enough. More...
you have a bug-out location anywhere preferable, you are most
likely entirely too far from the external world to pick up on
3G or T3 internet service. The only option in this idyllic
location, is a satellite internet connection. This is at least
simple to install and maintain. The downside is the very
limited bandwidth this connection is capable of carrying.
Let's discuss how to keep your bandwidth to a minimum. More...
lived off the grid for the last 7 years, you see 'em come, and
you see 'em go. The dozens of people we've seen succeed and
the dozens of people we've seen fail gave us a keen eye to the
attributes necessary to be a survivalist. Like we've told many
people before, no matter how prepared you think you are,
you're gonna go through some changes! So after many years of
observation, below are listed the 6 essential traits every
survivalist should possess to be successful. More...
Here are 24 signs that you might be a closet prepper:
of the biggest questions we get on our website, survivingsurvivalism.com, is how to
begin achieving off-grid/energy independent status. Not
everyone can afford to go out and buy a 5 kilowatt solar array
and the associated batteries. This article is written
for those of you who want to begin your road to energy
independence, as well as being able to use your laptop, mobil
devices, etc.. More...
As the nation readies to choose a leader, to choose the one �€œon top�€� of the country, forget about the choices you have been given and consider what the criteria for a leader should be. Here's a concept to consider: Being on top means you serve others.
Native American tribes choose a new chief by determining who
has done the most for the tribe. Who has given the most to
the tribe, in time, labor, courage? Who has taken in the
most orphaned children, taken care of the most widows, given
his plate of food to a hungry mouth? Who has done these
things without thought of compensation for doing them? This
is the one who knows the right path to follow, the path on
which to lead the people. More...
In my humble opinion, Michael Tsarion (michaeltsarion.com) is a brilliant researcher and teacher of the history of history. He explains in great detail how we all got here. In a lighter moment of one of his speeches, he said this, �€œI don't mind being called a conspiracy theorist �€“ if you don't mind being called a 'coincidence theorist'!�€� It made me chuckle. And then it made me think. It made me think how true it is that they are just two sides of the same coin. More...
in the Real Life
It's noon-ish. The first round of chores are pretty much done. So far today, here is what we've been up to:
Woke up at 4:00 a.m. because a pack of coyotes was howling too close to the chicken coop and we had to let the dog out to protect them. Then we went back to sleep to the sound of the dog barking. Well, okay. That's not exactly a daily happening, but it did happen �€“ last night! More...
3 Last Minute Survival Scenarios
We know that waiting till the last second is not a good idea, but for some it is the only option. So we have taken three possible average scenarios and broken them down for you. All scenarios will include a family of 4 �€“ Mom, Dad and two kids under high school age �€“ living in the suburbs of a megaplex city...
Some may call it a self imposed exile, but several years ago we separated ourselves from so-called �€œsociety�€�. It's a 90 minute ride to even get to a town from here, mostly across dirt ranch road, some of it �€œprimitive�€� (white knuckles). About a year ago, our Ford Bronco died, and we got swindled out of $3000 for a replacement truck that...well, long story, but suffice it to say we haven't had a vehicle since then. We haven't left the ranch in about a year. The handful of times we had visitors since then, they have been so kind as to bring us up some small amount of groceries for a �€œtreat�€� or two, but we gained something very special in that time �€“ perspective. More...
Top 8 Deadly Myths About Survival
For the last several years, our family �€“ Dan, our son Jesse and I �€“ have been living what some may call the �€œsurvivalist�€� lifestyle. Actually, we live the off-grid (so far off the grid that there is no land line and no cell phone service available), self-sufficient life. We're not here to get away from the world for a few days while chaos happens and calms down �€“ we don't think that's the way it will go, anyway. We're here because we have chosen to separate ourselves from the rate race, the system, and not be swept away in the tide of what we see as society running amok. This is not a temporary lifestyle to us, it's a wonderfully peaceful, sometimes difficult and always rewarding life. More...Removal of Choice
This is a special report from the outskirts of the action as the U.S. �€“ as we grew up to know it �€“ is in its final death throws.This is less than a week from the infamous Batman Massacre and the new talk �€“ not unexpectedly �€“ is for more gun control, to the point of total disarmament �€“ but of the people, only! This morning I heard an excerpt from a speech by Mr. Obama in which he said that he was as for the 2nd amendment as anyone, because he understood that it's an American tradition to hunt and shoot, but that you don't need an AK47 to do that. Well, that's not what the second amendment is about. They've been trying to make us forget that the second amendment was put there for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. If we were true to that, we would have weapons that were equal to those the government has! But we don't, and, frankly, we don't even want them. We have a weapon far superior to anything they can put in our faces... the power to say �€œno�€� to doing something that is, at its essence, wrong. More...
What Did They Know?
This morning, feeling a bit nostalgic, I was looking over my CD�€™s and found some long forgotten tunes from a bygone era -- the 60s and 70s. I came across a few tunes that, back in the day, went relativity unoticed.
First we�€™ll take a look at Steppenwolf�€™s tune �€œMonster/America�€�, lyrics below. Other Steppenwolf hits,
Born to be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride.
Words and music by John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Nick St. Nicholas and Larry Byrom
Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope More...
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