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Trespassers at the bug out location

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A few days ago I was walking along the creek that is the property line between my land and the timber company land. Not only does the timber company grow timber on their land, they also lease the land out to hunters. It is not unusual to see an influx of urban dwellers into rural areas starting a couple of months before hunting season. Most of the people who lease property in rural areas are good people. They just want to get out of the city, do some hunting, get a deer or hog and pass the tradition of hunting to the next generation.

With hunters there is an unspoken code of respect. You do not touch my trail cameras, stands and feeders and I do not touch yours.

Then there are the people who do not care about respect. They will knock your feeders and stands over and steal the trail cameras. These are the vandals and thieves that screw up life for everyone else. For people who visit their lease only a few times a year the vandals are not that big of an issue. All that gets screwed up is a few items such as the deer blind and feeders. For those of us who live in rural areas next to hunting leasing, the vandals can screw with us year round.

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Random thoughts on prepping October 2013

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This past weekend I did some soul searching and prioritizing for my SHTF survival plans. I asked myself a serious question. The questions was, “which is more important, food, water, or security?”

Like a lot of people who are prepping for a long term TEOTWAWKI situation I have limited resources. I would love to have a few million dollars to dump into land and an underground bunker. But I do not have that kind of financial resources. But I was lucky enough for my family to own some land in a rural area. While not what some people may consider a perfect bug out location, I have decided to set down roots and start a farm.

I lived in a town with a population of less than 8,000 people, and I lived just north of Houston Texas, and I am now living in a rural area of southeast Texas.

Once you move out of the city to the suburbs prepping plans change a little bit.

Once you move from the suburbs to a rural area prepping plans change a lot.

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BGS the key to long term survival

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Kevin Felts, blogger and survivalistBeans, Guns and Seeds – the three things that are key to surviving a long term SHTF situation. Water should be a given, there there is no real need in discussing that. If someone needs to be reminded that they need safe drinking water, then natural selection needs to take effect.

Why do I put Beans, Guns and Seeds in that order? Why not have it GSB, or BSG,,, or some other combination?

Beans – your food stockpile

Guns – security

Seeds – renewable and sustainable food sources

A few weeks ago a buddy of mine and I were talking about food during a long term SHTF event. Most survivalist have some kind of food stockpile. But once those food stores run out, what then?

Group 1 – Bug out to the wilderness to live off the land.

Group 2 – Have some kind of homestead setup with a garden, livestock, fruit trees,,, renewable and sustainable food sources.

Chances are group 1 is going to develop dysentery, and either starve to death, or die from some kind of infection.

Group 2 will have shelter, fresh food, safe drinking water, security, private property,,,.

Ask yourself, if society as we know it right now, where would you rather be, camping in the wilderness, or safe at home in your bed.

Some examples of my BGS theory:

Beans Category

Freeze dried foods
Canned foods
Food stored in mylar bags

Guns

AK-47
AK-74
Mini-14
AR-15
FN/FAL
PTR-91
M1A
Remington model 700
Ruger 10/22

Seeds

Black eyed peas
Corn
Onions
Pinto beans
Squash
Snap beans
Spinach
Zucchini

Feel free to share any comments and suggestions.

The chronic infection of crime

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Anyone here play the game Half-Life 2?

When the guards were chasing gordon freeman, they would say “outbreak” from time to time.

I read somewhere that the guards said “outbreak” because criminals should be treated like a disease. The longer the criminals stayed in the community, the longer they have to spread the infection. The infection being crime.

In the case of the justice being drawn out, the system is being dragged to the knees.

Just as the immune system reacts to clear an infection, so should the justice system act swiftly to remove the infection from society.

The longer the infection stays around, the more damage it does to the system as a whole.

Instead of capturing the infection and destroying it, the legal system releases the infection back into the community to do more damage.

Society can not afford to build more prisons, or sentence people to a lifetime in prison for petty crimes, the only solution is to put the person to death after X number of crimes. Instead of three strikes and your out, it should be three strikes and you are put to death.

Three strikes and put to death might seem a little drastic to a lot of people. But what is society supposed to do to clear the criminal infection from the community? Are we supposed to let career criminals back out on the streets, to commit more crimes?

The problem with the criminal infection of society, is the legal system is a revolving door. Unlike the human immune system that cleans an infection from the body, the legal system allows infections to society to remain, spread and build up.

A few months ago there was a murder in Beaumont Texas. Come to find out, the guy who committed the murder had been in prison several times for assault. The key word there is “several times”.

Why do we allow criminals to harm our society? If someone commits 2 or 3 violent crimes, that person should be put to death. This will clear the infection, and society as a whole would be better off.

Survivalist Security

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Security is something that is often overlooked.  We reach a point in our lives where we are comfortable – we get up in the morning, get a shower, brush the teeth, get dressed, go to work, go to lunch, go back to work, go home, watch a little TV, go to bed – repeat.

Friends and family come over, we may talk about prepping, or getting ready for a disaster,,,, maybe we say too much, maybe we say more then we should.

There is an old saying that I try to live by – “loose lips sink ships.”

Nobody but you and your family needs to know what kind of preps you have.  If you have a years worth of beans, rice, MREs, fire wood,,,, nobody else needs to know about it.

The worst kind of survivalist security is talking about being a survivalist or a prepper around those that are not.  Then they take what you told them, and spread it around.  They tell their friends, and those people tell more people.  If you live in a small town, before long everyone in the community has plans on going to your house if there is ever a disaster.

Tell no one about your plans.

Tell no one about your preps.

Tell no one about your food stocks.

Tell no one about your Bug Out Bag.

Tell no one about your bug out location – or how your going to get there.

Tell no one about your generator, or any other backup plans.

In other words, act just like all of the other sheeple – that way you do not attract attention.  As far as anyone else knows, your going to be in the same situation as everyone else if there is a disaster.

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