Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Another Example
Last week, I mentioned the Kansas-Missouri conflict (1850s to 1860s) as an example of a group of villains attacking your home. Since that is a pretty old and obscure example, I would like to suggest a more modern one, the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms(ATF) raid on Mount Carmel, in 1993 to arrest David Koresh.

During the raid, the ATF (now the ATFE), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and ... in their ineptitude caused the death of about 15 children and over 55 adults.

With that said, let us look at another way that villains might harm your family during a conflict

There are various types of ambushes; near, far, linear, Z-shaped, L-shaped, and ... others that I have probably forgotten.

A far ambush is far away. Some can be over 500 meters away because the villains are using M2 Browning .50 caliber machine guns, M240 7.62 NATO machine guns, and other 'long' range weapons. Needless to say, if you're in Europe, there is the possibility that you will see NSV machine guns, Kord machine gun, PKM machine gun, and other 'long' range weapons used by the Russian military.

Far ambushes will be set up so the villains can see into the kill zone, so they will be on hilltops, ridges, or other high ground.

Near ambushes are going to be close to the kill zone. The villains will probably plan to sweep across the kill zone to gather loot, kill any survivors, or ... whatever villains do. The villains will be able to use handguns and rifles (maybe machine guns) for a near ambush. So, ... A near ambush can come from the side of the road, side of the street, or other area close by.

Linear ambushes are straight. L-shaped ambushes are shaped like a "L;" and Z-shaped ambushes are "Z" shaped.

And, ... One ambush that I forgot was the remote or automatic ambush. These types are usually just like bobby traps. Mines or explosives are rigged to exploded, killing lots of people, when tripwires are teipped setting of the explosives.

Now, you know me, I don't bullsh*t you (at least most of the time), so ...

Either type of an ambush is deadly. If the villains are doing it right, most folks die or are wounded and dying within the first few seconds of an ambush.

I apologized, but I have to go : - (

More later, with pictures.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday: 29 July 2015, Part Four

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Emergency Currency and Coins

Modern life can be stressful. Plastic bags or reusable cloth bags, at the grocery store? Buy the new, flashy BMW or keep the old, reliable Honda? Purchase silver at $15 an ounce or long-term food storage for an economic collapse?

Either way, simplify your financial life.

Yahoo: Finance - 8 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Financial Life

Seriously, Simplify
Greece; along with Argentina, Venezuela, Ukraine, and ...; is a resource for lessons about our possible future.

PrawfsBlawg - You Can Go Home Again And Start a Business: Agricultural Education in Greece


The Modern Survivalist - 20 Survival Lessons from the Greek Crisis


The Modern Survivalist - Argentine and Greek Collapse: 12 Similarities, Differences and Lessons Learned

Wednesday: 29 July 2015, Part Three

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

National Geographic Magazine

7.62 X 39 and .357 Magnum
I have two calibers while Say Uncle has three calibers. Some folks might have four or even five calibers to keep track of, in the same rifle.

Well, ... Uncle had a link about a possible solution to this problem.

Say Uncle - Keeping Track of Multi Calibers

Firearms are a multi-million dollar industry for a reason ; - )

As I get older, my sight isn't what it once was, so I have started looking into ...

Sights for my sight ; - )

WeaponsMan - Is this a “Red Not” Sight?

Wednesday: 29 July 2015, Part Two

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

Library of Congress

Most preppers think, incorrectly, that their families need to purchase only freeze-dried food, long-term food storage, and other canned foods.

Nope, ... Because we (you and your family) are getting prepared for economic tough times, winter storms, and other events where the electricity will only be out for a few days, or the grocery stores closed till the end of the storm.

And, ... You and your family will still need to know how long that Thanksgiving Turkey will last for leftovers ; - )

Purdue Extension Service - Food Storage Guide

Saving Money
My Family and I get on 'kicks.' We might eat ice cream, after dinner, everyday for a week.

Or, ... Cook with exotic herbs such dill, oregano, or sage as we practice with our food storage.

Ooooh, ... It's also a good way to introduce the family to growing your own food.

Purdue Extension Service - Growing Herbs

A Whole Lot More
Lastly, most of them are free.

O.K. ... A lot of them are free!

Purdue Extension Service - Food and Nutrition

Wednesday: 29 July 2015

Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,

photograph by
Eitan f

Judged by 12, Carried by 6, or ...
Carrying a firearm for protection has its hazards. You could be shot, imprisoned, or sued and that's by the 'Good' guys!

WeaponsMan - The Alternative to “Judged” or “Carried.”