March 25, 2016

Reality

This is an AR-15:
It's a handy, accurate little carbine in .223 Remington/5.56mm NATO.  Good out to 200 yards, maybe 500 yards if you do your part and the wind isn't blowing too hard.  Ammo is pretty cheap as centerfire rifles go.  A lot of folks use this as a working gun around their farms, as it does a good job on the various pests and varmints you may encounter.

Some folks however are on a budget, so they might instead opt for something like this:
 The $27 price tag is a bit out of date, but you can still find a decent milsurp bolt-action for under $200 if you look around some.

Both of these rifles, and many others, are more than adequate for defending yourself against bad guys of any stripe.  They're not going to stand there and critique your choice in weaponry.  Instead, they will make themselves as small as possible to avoid occupying the same point in time and space as the projectiles you'll be sending their way at Mach 1+.  You can also hunt wild game with either of these rifles, although for the bigger stuff, something in .30 Caliber should be your choice.

This is a shortwave receiver:
This is a police scanner:
With these two items you can acquire news and intelligence information from local to worldwide, and know what's going on around you.

This is a CB radio:
With one of these and a decent antenna, you can stay in touch with friends and like-minded individuals in your local area (10-15 miles), and be connected to a modern-day jungle telegraph system that operates independently of telephones and the Internet.  With a small solar or wind-charged battery system, you don't even need grid power.

That is reality.

I received an email from a friend a couple days ago warning me about some dire NWO/Obama/Moselm refugee thing.  It contained the usual garment-rending hysterical polemic these emails have.  It was just like the emails I received years back warning me about some dire NWO/Bush/Mexican illegal immigrant thing.


Like Mr. Natural used to say, "Don't mean sheeit."

Fuck the system, and that includes the pusillanimous ass clowns on "our side" who spread these sob stories about how (insert here) is going to invade middle Amerika to steal your women and rape your horses/goats/donkeys, all with the blessings of Obama and Henry Kissinger.




It's time for solutions.  Off-grid, meatspace solutions. Get your information collecting systems together, learn them, and then use them.  Get some good working guns that you can use to feed and defend yourself and your tribe.  If bad people come to do bad things to you, you shoot them.  If you find yourself on a jury where someone is being wrongly prosecuted because he/she shot bad people trying to do bad things to him/her, remember two words: Not Guilty. Get yourself set up in a post-industrial post-America trade of some sort, even if it's only a hobby right now.  Grow your own food.  Get with other like-minded people and build local support networks.

It's that simple.

For my part in all this, I'll do the Off-Grid Communications Workshops on a "what you can afford" barter basis for anyone, regardless of where they live, for as long as I can afford to do so.  I've got a workshop next weekend in Riverton, WY, and one in Dubois, WY in August.  In the workshop, I'll show you how to set up and put together your information collection and communications capabilities so you can find out what's going on and keep in touch without having to rely on the Internet or any other infrastructure other than your own.  Additionally, there will be an old-fashioned, rendezvous-style, swap meet at the workshops.  If you have anything prepper-related that you'd like to swap/sell, bring it and a blanket/tarp to put your goods on. The only requirement is that it has to be legal in Wyoming.



 “How to Overthrow the System: brew your own beer; kick in your Tee Vee; kill your own beef; build your own cabin and piss off the front porch whenever you bloody well feel like it.”


11 comments:

  1. Where did you find my CAR-15? Well said Brother.

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    1. That picture is right off Wikipedia.

      Thank you.

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  2. You wouldn't happen to be neighbors with Doug, AKA G.W. Hayduke, now would ya? ;)

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  3. @Sparks31 - As always, thank you for your candor, your unwavering devotion to speaking the truth in the face of widely held delusions, and your generous efforts to teach others those skills essential to preserving our communities through very hard times.

    It's amamzing to me how many people "on our side" live in the fantasy that their rifle is all they need to survive in the aftermath of (any flavor of) great socio-economic upheaval.

    They fail to realize that, while rifles are a necessity, they're not even in 'the top 5' essentials to maintaining our lives and our dignity.

    At the risk of repeating what you and so many others have already stated, suffer me to enumerate the essentials yet again -

    1. Clean Water, in continuous supply
    2. Food, and the ability to sustain a reliable supply of it
    3. Shelter & Clothing
    4. Medical/Healthcare
    5. Communications/ability to gain information

    And since no single person, or even a single family, can continuously provide all of this for themselves, the overarching necessity is that we build and maintain a *COMMUNITY*.

    It is only within the context of having most or all of the necessities listed above, that owning arms (and having the skills to use them) becomes valuable, as a means of preserving our community and defending what we have built.

    Or, as was stated by a rather wise man, when last we broke bread together - A rifle is only as valuable as the things we defend with it.

    May His blessings always be with you,
    ~LT



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    1. I'm still advocating for that...Very few are taking it seriously though...

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  4. I agree with most of what you said and think your crazy on the other...

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    1. Good. That shows that you can think for yourself.

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  5. "A rifle is only as valuable as the things we defend with it."

    In other words, it's literally worth your life and the lives of those you love.
    Knowing how to operate a boltgun well is like knowing how to drive a stickshift.
    _revjen45

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    1. revjen45, as an Enfield aficionado, I can say they truly rock. Just gotta know how to do it.

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