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The Philosophy Of Liberty

May 6, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Most preparedness-minded people put great value in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Most want to be ‘left alone’ in their pursuit. To be independent, perhaps self-sufficient.

Thomas Jefferson wrote (while drafting the US Constitution), We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness;

Unlike socialism, tyranny, fascism, or communism which uses force to deny some or all of that pursuit, the following philosophy of liberty is perhaps closely associated with that of the Libertarian mindset and is an interesting read…

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Best SHTF Vehicles

May 5, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


Along the notion of SHTF societal collapse and preparedness for said ‘hit-the-fan’ collapse, regardless of what brings it on (e.g. global financial meltdown), one question is as follows…

What is a good (best?) post-SHTF vehicle?
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Looking To Move To Another State? Check This Map First…

May 4, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

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The map of states shown above indicate the top Google search words coming from each individual state on the internet, which may (does) reveal ‘something’ about the very general mindset or interests of the people living there.

The following list of each state reveals even more search words from the people living there.
Thinking about moving to that ‘perfect’ place or BOL in another state?
Curious about your neighbor’s potential internet searches?

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Sunday Pictures (2015-05-03)

May 3, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

The Maple trees are budding nicely

Photos that I captured around the retreat this week:

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2015-05-02)

May 2, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

Our resident ‘red squirrel’

The week is nearly past us, but it’s not too late to do something for your own preparedness. We’re living in an uncertain world in uncharted waters. For the astute, there’s realization that those waters are dotted with icebergs. Will the ship that we’re on be able to successfully navigate around them or will we soon hear the gashing of metal?

So, what have you done this week for preparedness?

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The Crash, The Reset, Martial Law By This Time Next Year?

May 1, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


I recently read a quote by Bill Hotler which rang very true.
“It takes only a small amount of force to topple someone on a tightrope.”

In my opinion (and many others) the present financial system is walking a tightrope and it’s not going to take much of a breeze to topple it. There has been wide speculation in the alt-news world and blogosphere that a major reset is coming this year, which may even lead to failure, collapse, and possibly Martial Law.

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Modern Survival Blog Has Reached 20 Million Visitors

April 30, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin


I have been watching the numbers (given this particular notorious milestone) and we have just reached 20 million visitors here on !

Wow. Thanks to all of you who are also ‘regulars’ here on the site for keeping the discussions going and making it interesting for others who stop by…

When I started blogging back in January 2010,
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