Homesteading and Survivalism

Ramblings Of A Bored Survivalist

China the new face of global domination

Posted by Kevin Felts On February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Flag of china

Lets talk about history for a couple of minutes, then let’s move onto the heart of this article. One of the main reasons Germany was defeated in WW II was the United States and Russia produced more tanks, planes, ships and guns than Germany. We had the resources where Germany did not.

World War II boiled down to numbers. Where Germany could only produce a certain amount of tanks, trucks, planes, and lacked raw materials such as oil and iron deposits, the United States and Russia had no such limitations.

For 35 – 40 years after World War II, or until the late 1970s and early 1980s the United States was the worlds production powerhouse. We made everything from toys to Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. The economy was strong, there was a thriving middle class who could afford to buy a home, buy a car or truck or both, have a family, times were good.

Then along came corporate greed and free trade. Wall street not satisfied with the profits they were making decided to move the factories to China, exploit low wage workers, then close the factories here in the states which as led to the death of the middle class.




Beretta Considers Leaving Maryland

Posted by Kevin Felts On March 3, 2013 0 Comments

Maryland is working on passing a new series of gun control laws. Some of which will endanger national security by restricting the types of magazines Beretta can import to its factories.

Consider this,

Beretta makes the M9 service pistol for the military and various law enforcement agencies.
Maryland is restricting the types of magazines Beretta can import into the state.
Maryland is restricting the types of magazines Beretta can keep in their warehouses.




Gun Haters Do Not Understand The 2nd Amendment

Posted by Kevin Felts On December 27, 2012 0 Comments

Everytime there is an incident of gun related violence, it seems the crazies start coming out the woodwork like roaches in a wood pile.

Do gun haters just not understand what the 2nd amendment is about, or are they just stupid?

Lets take this video about an anti-gun rally.

Place the blame where it belongs, on mentally ill people.

Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 people, and did not use a single gun.

Adam Lanza murdered 26 people.

What did Jeffrey Dahmer and Adam Lanza have in common? Both of them were mentally ill.

Our forefathers established the 2nd amendment for a reason. George Washington did not write the British to death, he took up arms, established a militia, and killed the British.

This nation was founded and protected through the private ownership of guns.

Who protected New Orleans during the war of 1812? It was a bunch of men with their hunting rifles.

Who protected the United States when there was no Army, no Marines and no Navy? It was everyday people.

If the United States were to ever be invaded, who would step up to protect the nation? It would be the armed citizens with their hunting and sporting firearms.




Liberals are detrimental to national security

Posted by Kevin Felts On August 2, 2012 2 Comments

What if I told you there was a group out there that was undermining our national security? A group that was working together to weaken the nation and to drive us into debt. Well, its really two groups that work together. One group is the giver, the other group is the receiver.

After I tell you about these two groups, what would you be willing to do about it? Would you be willing to change the way you vote?

The two groups that are working together are the liberals, and the people on welfare.

Liberals

Lets start at the root of the problem, and those people are the liberals. These are the democrats, the people who think social programs such as welfare, government oversight, food stamps, public housing,,, are good ideas.

Lets not forget that bill clinton signed free trade agreements into law.

So not only do liberal democrats think putting people on the public dole is a good idea, but sending our jobs overseas is a good idea also.

Who pays for all of the social programs such as welfare and food stamps?

Its not the poor paying, they dont have any money.

Its not the rich paying, because they can buy influence with the law makers.

Its the middle class that ends up paying.

Liberals take from those that are trying to work, and gives to those who do not want to work. How is that fair?




The only gun control we need is gun training

Posted by Kevin Felts On July 30, 2012 0 Comments

As usual, after a mass shooting the liberals go on a feeding frenzy for more gun control. Since most elected officials know that voting for more gun control would be political suicide, they are going after online ammunition sales.

All of this gun control and ammunition control talk is pure nonsense.

What the government needs to provide is gun training, and less gun control laws.

When this great nation was founded, who found the battles that won the war? It was the civilian volunteers. At the time of the revolutionary war, civilian had access to the same weapons that the British carried.

The war of 1812, who went to New Orleans and fought the British? Once again it was the civilian volunteers that answered the call to protect this nation.

The founding fathers subscribed to the idea that every able bodied male over the age of 18 years was a member of the citizen militia. This citizen militia is what the second amendment is all about.




Free trade the great destroyer

Posted by Kevin Felts On June 13, 2012 0 Comments

Boating on the Angelina RiverThink free trade is good thing? Think cheap products that were made in china is a good thing?

Think again.

After factories are closed and demolished, the value of the property goes down, this means less tax dollars brought in through school and property taxes. With less property and school taxes brought in from businesses, the tax burden is being shifted to homeowners. Do you ever wonder why your property taxes are so high? Maybe its related to the businesses shutting down and moving to china. Someone has to pay for the schools, since John Doe and company laid off a few hundred workers and moved to china, “someone” has to pickup the bill.

Trucks bringing supplies to factories buy fuel and other items at local stores.

When the news says that a factory is closing, the people do not realize the ripple effect that has through the community.

In Orange, Port Arthur and Beaumont Texas, there were several shipyards that shutdown in the early 1980s. Somewhere around 10,000 workers lost their jobs. Close to 5,000 of those people worked at one company.

30 years later, the area has yet to fully recover. In the early 1980s young people (early 20s) could go to work in a shipyard and make $13 and hour. These days that same age bracket works at best buy or wal-mart for around minimum wage. How is someone making barely over minimum wage supposed to buy a home, or buy a car, or raise a family?

Figure up how much money has been lost in the local economy over the past 30 years by going from $13, $14,,, $16 an hour to $8 an hour.




What would war with Iran mean

Posted by Kevin Felts On February 3, 2012 Comments Off

I feel that Iran has positioned itself to be made a victim. Iran is supposed to be developing nuclear power plants for peaceful purposes.

Why would Iran make itself out to be a victim? To rally support, and have other nations come to its aid. Playing the victim is one of the first steps of jihad.

What I fear, if any nation strikes iran, china will jump in to protect its supply of oil.




Manufacturing base and national security

Posted by Kevin Felts On October 10, 2011 Comments Off

Smoker for SHTFAbout the author: Kevin Felts graduated high school in 1986. After high school, Kevin went to work in a welding shop that built ASME certified pressure vessels. In 1987 Kevin went to work for a company that built AMSE certified heat exchangers. After working 4 years building heat exchangers, Kevin moved from shop to shop, until he went to community college and went into computers. In all, Kevin has around 14 – 15 years experience in the welding field.

Think working in a factory is only for stupid people that can not make it in college? Think free trade is good? Think cheap products from china (or anywhere else) is a good thing?

Think again.

Besides economic stability, a strong manufacturing base can be retooled during times of war.

One of the problems with the USA, Canada,,, and the rest of the world, we have forgotten what its like to be in a “real” war. This war in Iraq is not a war where our cities are being bombed. We do not even have to buy war bonds like people did during WW2.

If the US went to war with someone like Russia or china, we have no steel mills, we have only a couple of ship yards spread out through the country to build ships with, most of our steel is made overseas, most of our welding tools are made overseas. The shipyards from the 1940s and 1950s have been demolished. All that remains in some locations is an open field. There “might” be left-overs from the old ships yards, but they are far and few in between.