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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

vesuvius survivalists


VESUVIUS SURVIVALISTS
Note: Many thanks for the very generous and useful gift from RB.  A case of #10 cans of storage food.  My nipples were atingle ).
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Vesuvius, as you should all know by now because they just came out with a movie about it which is how most of us get educated about history, blew in AD 79 and decimated Pompeii.  The volcano had one hundred thousand times the thermal energy of Hiroshima ( I’m not sure what thermal energy is, but it sounds cool in comparison to man’s puny attempts ).  Always some of the smartest naked apes around, Italians learn just as well from history as Americans and have flocked to the area to live, procreate and eat lots of nasty food like tomatoes and squid.  Three million people currently live in the shadow of Vesuvius.  But I shan’t get distracted by the poor life choices of fuzzy foreigners.  Except the tomato part.  No excuse for that.  Americans are far worse, accepting absolutely zero lessons from ages past which don’t include growth as the only paradigm ( 1600 on it was growth by genocide and then growth by empire and oil ).  We all laugh and chuckle at the pasta eaters for getting their asses kicked in Africa in WWII and then we can’t defeat a bunch of Skinnies chewing their cuds, a few ragheads following us into Iraq or even a bunch of greasy Latino drug dealers for that matter.  It still amazes me how scared of the Federal Police most Patriots are, clutching their semi-auto carbines in fear and loathing.  Look at their track record.  Unless they zero in on you and gang up on you hundreds to one, they are largely a Keystone Cop routine gone horribly wrong.

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I was going somewhere with this.  Vesuvius Survivalists are those poor fools whose plan is basically to wait for the volcano to erupt before they go screaming and running away.  They think that because they have a cool armored escape vehicle they will be fine.  You are still a friggin refugee, and the more expensive your escape conveyance the less likely you are to escape unscathed.  Why?  Because you are deluded.  You cling to the talisman of Yuppie Scum peacock feathers as if they were a practical tool rather than just the status symbol they actually are.  I’m not saying that every last survivalist out there planning on bugging out is an idiot.  For some, you just aren’t ready yet to move from the large metro areas.  I stayed several years too long myself, reluctant to move from family.  Now, I see them every six months rather than once a month.  Even long ago when we were only three miles apart and there were grandchildren to visit, many months only saw two or three visits.  Unless you live right next door, different work schedules always seem to keep family apart.  Are you sure they are a good enough excuse to stay in a danger zone?   All I’m saying here is that if you strip away the excuses, you might see how ridiculous it is to be waiting for the volcano to blow.

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13 comments:

  1. Great post Lord Bison. A lot of wisdom hidden in there although I did read it twice to absorb all of it. I believe I'm in my end point location. Not the wilderness of Alaska but far enough from town with a good group of neighbors. I still depend on a vehicle as my shortest root to work is 38 miles. I have a clear shot to bug home if needed and the cars are running. If not, perhaps 2 or 3 days walking and I have a plan for that. I mow 8 commercial properties with a push mower to stay in shape. Yes I could walk a good ways. Maybe I should pick up a bike that happens to be in the back of my truck as tensions rise. A one shot 40 mile trip is doable. May not walk for a week. Not ideal but there is a 2/3rds chance I'll be home when TSHTF.

    As family goes you make a good point. Heck my oldest lives with me officially but I may see him once a week. Hes never home. My middle son is at college but only an hour away. My youngest is 15 miles away but on my route.

    My land is not Junk land but my taxes are less than $400 a year. No bank as a friend/neighbor/prepper is my mortgage holder. My land is three different adjoining acreages with separate notes and taxes so I could always let some go worse come to worse and reduce my expenses greatly. I have plenty of firewood and water on the property and game for now but I know that wouldn't last. I have PMs put back for a few years of taxes.

    I think I'm rambling. Have a plan. A realistic plan. And own a place to go to with some shelter options.

    Lord Bison is showing the way. Adjust it to fit your needs. I'm above his level as I was married when I started buying land. Hindsight is 20/20.

    Great hair.

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    1. I don't think your situation is bad at all. You have so many pluses that the minuses are minor and manageable. Your crap be wired tight, yo!

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  2. Good post today. I like the volcano analogy.

    If you're looking for an interesting tin foil story. Google what happened recently at the Georgia Guidestones.

    Idaho Homesteader

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    1. I read a prepper-ish type book with Vesuvius in the title. Started out great on doom and gloom but then went full tree hugger and spoiled it. I think that was in the back on my mind for getting the analogy- so I shan't take full credit.

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    2. Here it is:
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0865716994/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1
      Fleeing Vesuvius. Read it three years ago.

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  3. Good post, but you really need to learn your history a little more better.

    The tomato, potato, corn, and beans were unknown to Europe until one Christopher Columbus bumped into the new continent in 1492 . Think of that. Really think of that.

    Yep, that means that 'spaghetti' sauce is a bullshit Italian propaganda lie. And you cant even calculate the effect of beans on the world food market. Potato's anybody?? Potato's changed the world. If you don't understand that, then you know nothing. Corn?? Yep, it's had just a very slight ripple effect on the world food market.

    If you are from Italian descent then I admire you, but don't get out-of-hand in your boasting about your past.

    Otherwise, I do love you, Jim. And you truly do have a nice mane of hair.

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    1. I just did an article, what? Two days ago? On the New World crops being introduced and the Spanish gold causing inflation. And no, I'm not Italian- I just hate tomatoes except garden fresh in salad. Scott and German.

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  4. Glad you got the package! Thanx for letting me know.
    RB

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    1. Thanks for sending it. Every scrap of protein I can get in the storage is a huge bonus.

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  5. I still have alot to accomplish. More permaculture food production. Rain water collection to back up the spring. Still need to get a garden going. As you well understand, child support is killing me causing me to work all the time.
    Mowing season is winding down so I will have more time.

    I for one have gained much from your teachings.

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    1. The job of child support is to keep the male from procreating again. Both from overwork and from being too poor to attract another mate. It's kind of a flawed retroactive birth control.

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    2. Nothing flawed about it.
      Increase the pressure on lower income males- one snaps and you get to crack down on the rest. Slow the population growth (a little). Get the governments cut of the money 'for the children'. Total scam totally NOT for the benefit of the kids, but totally for the government control- with a payoff to the mothers for their assistance.

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    3. OK, I was looking at the huge expense of enforcement, not thinking the payoff is power which brings in money other ways

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