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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2015-10-03)

October 3, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

(recent trip up Mt.Washington overlooking Mt. Clay, Jefferson, Adams, Madison)

I believe that the most serious world event occurring this week has been Russia initiating air strikes in Syria – sending the globalist agenda reeling… a major game changer over there in the Middle East – which will have global ramifications as this plays out.

Here at home, a renewed attempt at an attack on the 2nd Amendment is underway while the ‘gun-grabbers’ politicize the human tragedy imposed by a disturbed individual who advantaged a gun-free-zone in Oregon. By the way, did you know (one of many examples) that in Chicago so far this year (with the strictest gun laws in the country) there have been 375 murders? Did you know that in Vermont (one of many similar examples) where they recognize the 2nd Amendment for what it is while having no licensing requirements to carry a firearm (openly or concealed) – that it’s one of the safest places in the nation in this regard?

Did you know that there were 236,000 jobs lost during September and that there are a record 94,610,000 Americans not in the labor force at this time? Did you know that the real unemployment rate is upwards of 23% (not the 5.1% that .gov tells us via their twisted definitions…)? How many thousands of points have the markets lost since its recent peak (and how many more thousands to go)? The ‘real’ economic situation remains in dire straits as ‘the system’ remains an ’empty shell’ as we have reached ‘peak debt’.

There are plenty of reasons to become better prepared, to become more self-sufficient and self-reliant in today’s world of risks. With that said, what have you done for your preparedness this week?

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Another Gun Free Zone Shooting Is Politicized For Gun Control

October 2, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


What is your opinion regarding the immediate politicization by your president (within minutes) for ‘more’ so called ‘gun control’ following the shooting in a ‘gun free zone’ Umpqua Community College in Oregon – where killer Chris Harper-Mercer singled out Christians during the murdering spree?

In case you haven’t been following one of the patterns, so called ‘gun free zones’ only keep law abiding citizens (and security guards) from carrying a defensible firearm whereas (not unexpectedly) the criminal knows that he will meet little or no lethal resistance (for a time) while he proceeds to murder the innocent… It just doesn’t make common sense.

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15 Hand Tool Groups For Preparedness

October 2, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


‘Being prepared’ is an enormously general statement. While most people think first of food storage with regards to preparedness, there are countless additional categorical ambitions that one might choose to venture…

Many such categories involve a set of practical skills – likely having to do with increasing one’s self-reliance and independence from some of the external systems which keep most of the modern world ‘alive’.

With that in mind, each skill set requires some of their own unique tools – of which many require electricity to operate. A significant challenge arises when there is no electricity. Could today’s skilled craftsman (for example) successfully perform their craft without the aid of electricity? Would it require additional hand tools (albeit a much slower process)?

Having basic categorical groups of hand tools (and of course the skills to use them) could be an asset to one’s overall survival preparedness. Fewer people today know basic trades and fewer have the ability to use and apply basic tools than years gone by – particularly since the country as a whole has moved away from manufacturing (and the jobs and skills that went with it).

In a SHTF world, those who have the tools, the skills and the ingenuity to perform the basic tasks of building, repairing, modifying and adapting to circumstances which require ‘do-it-yourself’…those people will be better off.

With that said, it might be advantageous to consider the tools (hand tools?) which might become significant assets in such a world…

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Survival Preparedness Food Preps – Raw Ingredients vs Prepared Foods

October 1, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


“When the emergency is upon us, the time of preparation has passed.”

If you’re new to preparedness, you’re probably focusing first on food storage. If you’ve been preparedness-minded for awhile, you probably revisit your food storage once in a while to re-evaluate.

Here’s a consideration: While purchasing so called ‘prepared foods’ may provide a quick-and-easy way to fill your pantry with foods that are pretty much ‘ready to eat’, you might also consider purchasing bulk raw ingredients for your food storage to facilitate preparing your own foods ‘from scratch’ so to speak…

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If You Carry A Gun Every Day, What Are Your Lessons Learned?

September 30, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights.

With that said, some of ‘the people’ choose to carry a gun every day – and go through the licensing process within their state to do so (unless one lives in a constitutional-carry state in which your right to carry is simply recognized as such).

For those of you who do carry a gun every day, what are some of the things (lessons?) you’ve learned since you started doing so?

A few thoughts come to mind, including the following:

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Raising Chickens?

September 30, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


When choosing to raise ‘backyard’ chickens, from choosing breeds to building coops, keeping the birds healthy, and protecting them from predators, there are many considerations.

Whether the chickens are purposed as egg layers or for meat (or both), for those of you who are currently raising chickens or have raised chickens, lets hear about your experiences and/or do’s and don’ts on subjects including the following…

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35 Personal Security Tips

September 29, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


The following list of personal security tips may help secure you in your daily life.

These tips are just the ‘tip’ of the iceberg, so add your own to the list…

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