Recently a National Guard whistle blower revealed a worrisome fact. In the advent of wide spread unrest, the government intends to target preppers first and foremost. It’s said they will be looked at as terrorists. Most survivalists I know, including myself, intend to protect what’s ours, be it life or property the constitution talks about, but oh well. So, the government will overlook the punks causing the problem and go after those minding their own. Where exactly is it we live? What happened to America? What’s up with that?
Where will you go when the it hits the fan? Will you stay put or head for the hills? Is your retreat secure? These are just a few of the questions you need to ask yourself. Many of the folks I know plan on forting up in prepared locations. I prefer the wilderness for many reasons. First, I like the freedom of being able to move at a moments notice. Second, there is an abundance of food and natural medicine for the taking. Third, less human contact. I could give you more, but you get the point. Perhaps you need the security of four walls and a roof. That’s okay. Wherever you plan to hunker down, learn every nook, cranny, creak, pop, and blade of grass. It just might save your life.
In 2005, congress passed the Real I.D. Act, and George Bush signed it into law. This requires you to carry an I.D., complete with RFID chip when implemented. Louisiana, along with 26 other states, said, “no thanks.” In January, 2013, the feds intend to crack down on those who opted out. In Louisiana, we are being told that in order to enter a federal building, we will have to have a passport or the Real I.D. Well, there is a third option. Don’t enter a federal facility period. I am a free born, sovereign, citizen of United States birth, not a subject of the government. While there is life in my body, I will never, repeat never, be implanted with, nor carry any such item. If the government doesn’t like it, they can shove it! I will live free, fight hard, and die well!
I am often asked what is the best firearm to have? To this, I usually answer, “the one at hand when you need it.” Seriously speaking, there are many variables involved in that choice, such as purpose, terrain, experience, and comfort. I may use a .22 for small game and plinking, a 12 gauge for in home defense, and nothing under a 30 caliber for my battle rifle. Ammo also needs to be considered. .22’s are light. Shotgun shells are heavy. How much can you carry? Can you cache weapons and ammo in multiple areas? Do you have a group? If so, use some calibers. We will continue this conversation later.
This nation is more divided than ever before. Our government is behind this, no doubt. But why, you may ask. Look no further than power and control. George Washington said, “government is not reason, it is a fearful servant and a dangerous master.” The internet is a buzz with talk of riots should Obama lose. Are you ready for that? If not, you need be. Think about worse case scenarios. Multiple cities on fire, murder, rape, and looting may be widespread. The government will enter the fray at some point declaring martial law. At this point you may have only one shot at escape and freedom. Perhaps I am being paranoid. On the other hand, I’ve done my homework and have reason to be. Folks, I don’t write this blog because of an incessant need to be heard. I write it in hope of helping good people survive bad situations. Hopefully you have heeded my advice and prepared. If not, do so this instant.
Fall is my favorite time of the year. Brisk temperatures, falling leaves, and plenty of food – I love it! In my last trip to the wilderness, wild plums, pears, persimmons, and pecans were starting to drop. Sassafras bark and young roots were plentiful for a hot cup of tea. If you are a hunter, there were ducks, deer, wild hog, squirrel, and rabbits aplenty. There was even a nice slow rain falling. Hello fresh water! It sounds wonderful, but you’re stuck in the city. With just a little knowledge and practice you can find wild foods where you are. So, what are you waiting for? Get going!