In all our talk about the current food crisis and preparing for hard times, I’ve neglected to mention one aspect that’s particularly important: personal and household hygiene. An old buddy from Africa reminded me about that during an e-mail exchange today. It’s important enough a topic that I figured I’d best address it right… Continue reading A reminder from an African war comrade: emergency hygiene
It seems that over the past weekend, a number of Antifa cells/chapters/whatever decided to demonstrate against the Honky Tonk Bar in Salem, OR because they heard it was going to host “an anti-open-borders event”. It seems the Honky Tonk Bar is sometimes patronized by large groups of (equally large) bikers, whose philosophy of life… Continue reading An acute failure of the victim selection process
As I mentioned on Wednesday, the work crew arrived yesterday and erected our new utility building in only a few hours. It’s not very large by metal building standards, but at 400 square feet it’s more than six times bigger than the old, dilapidated, owner-built shed that came with our house. Once it’s complete,… Continue reading Well, the shed’s up. Now the real fun starts.
In March Miss D. and I were finally paid a long-outstanding debt, which helped clear our credit cards and put some money in the bank. Rather than leave it there in our present high-inflation environment, we decided to use it to upgrade various aspects of our home that we’ve been wanting to do for… Continue reading Getting closer to the end of our construction and renovations
I’ve written a lot in recent weeks about how the emergency that a lot of preppers talk about is no longer remote – it’s already here, staring us in the face. Food and other commodities are in short supply and skyrocketing in price, and there doesn’t look to be any short-term solution to the… Continue reading So, what am I doing to prepare for what’s coming?
I hate to admit how much I occasionally sometimes often resemble this cartoon in the way I clean up my office and around the house. Click the image to be taken to a larger view at the Web page of The Devil’s Panties. If you aren’t already reading The Devil’s Panties, it’s one of… Continue reading The Devil’s Panties school of domestic reorganization
American Thinker started doing what it calls “voter anomaly analysis” for “one large, Midwestern swing state”. They’ve now completed 15 states, and are looking to double that or more. What they’ve found is infuriating, and staggering in its scope. We have now finished state 15, on the way to 30 or more; we can… Continue reading Fraud, obstructionism and defiance: the appalling state of America’s voters’ rolls
For ‘preppers’ in particular, and for everybody in general, keep your eye on what happens in Vancouver, Canada over the next few days and weeks. A major storm has blocked or destroyed literally every transportation route leading into the city – by road, rail and even (for the moment) by air. There is currently… Continue reading Watch Vancouver in Canada. It’s now completely cut off from the rest of the country
Via an e-mail from an anonymous reader, I became aware of an outfit called Capsula Mundi. They explain their mission as follows. Capsula Mundi is a cultural and broad-based project, which envisions a different approach to the way we think about death. It’s an egg-shaped pod, an ancient and perfect form, made of biodegradable… Continue reading Becoming a tree when you die – but which tree???
I found an article over at Commander Zero’s place that started me thinking. He writes about what he calls “Lego guns“, and the value of simplicity and ease of repair when it comes to firearms. I entirely agree with what he says, and I highly recommend that you read his article for yourself. It’s… Continue reading SHTF and the value, above all else, of TIME