Friday, October 22, 2021

October Article

 

October Article

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A reprint from issue number ten of my magazine ( subscription information at the end of this article ) from last Spring.

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WOMEN FIGHTING

Today we talk about if women should be allowed to fight come the apocalypse. And yes, I phrased it that way to get you gals all fired up ( “I'm a strong independent woman!” ). Sue me, I'm easily amused slipping into the sacred cow stockade at night and spooking the bovines. And yes, I actually have a very good reason besides that to bring up the subject. It will take tactics and apply them to tribal structure and the necessity of redesigning culture to the historic norm, as a survival mechanism.

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I've been looking forward for some time to writing this, as it is a challenge digging into this deeper than normal, and I also love starting each new issue off with a metaphorical bang. Plus, I woke up in the middle of last night to urinate and my brain suddenly started charting this article in intricate detail and I couldn't get back to sleep. I went to the dining room where we have a pretty strong night light ( so as to help in the kitchen and living room ) and wrote a bunch of quick notes, just so I could tell my brain to stop trying to remember its sudden brilliance and go back to sleep. And its been the only thing on my mind this morning.

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First, of course, as if any sane person of sound mind would think differently, I must veer off into the weeds and discuss a seemingly unrelated topic which is actually pertinent. Which are popular culture movies. It has been said that movies reflect the culture of the time in which they were made. I only agree with this partially. Of COURSE a movie reflects its era, because unless you are tripping balls on LSD, everything that goes into the film is obviously going to reflect your current reality and perceptions. All your actors will, mostly, have current fashions, current slang, idioms, your views of normalcy and etcetera.

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I think movies are more a reflection of current concerns, a celluloid version of a dream. Dreams are great, to deflect stress and model out concerns, as the human brain hates uncertainty above almost everything else. Dreams bring order and answer to worries and anxieties, and I think movies have a parallel function. Just like a song is a marker the brain uses to reflect upon an era, so too do movies reflect a solution to a conflict the brain needs resolved for survival/safe functioning. If you are brutally frank with yourself, you cherish, love, memorize and dwell on a LOT of music and movies that are by themselves not all that great.

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The music/movie isn't the reason for the warm and fuzzy memories, it is just indicative of something else. With movies, I believe they are our Aesop's fable of the modern Oil Age. Movies are our problem solvers, just like our dreams. And I would think that, as well, movies are of a highly personal nature. You could rave about a movie, quote it, and all I really remember is, “sucky movie”. But it isn't about the quality of the film. It is about your individual brain. There was a stoner movie around fifteen years ago, maybe twenty, that a lot of folks raved about. I thought the acting was terrible and the script more laughable than the jokes ( was that the one with McConnahay doing his “all right, all right, all right”? ).

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But most folks would say the same thing about the stoner movies I enjoyed ( well, the stand up routines more than the movies ) as a kid, Cheech & Chong. So, please bear with me as I bring up those movies that imprinted far more than normal with me. It is going to be a personalized selection, but you should be able to relate as I bring them up to make my point. With books, I don't think there is so much time or culture specificity. I think it would be hard to argue that the one best non-fiction book for collapse, ever, would be Catton's “Overshoot”. Even in apocalypse fiction, it is hard to beat the sixty something year old “No Blade Of Grass”.

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But movies are subjective. Even if you can generalize some eras. I think most 90's on up movies are more corporate culture than anything else. The 70's and 80's mostly a Rage Against The Machine ( or, Betrayal Of The Machine ). And prior to that, I'd broadly categorize as “conflict FOR tribe”. By Corporate Culture I mean to a large degree Political Correctness, but you can't just label that “communism” and move on. I think it is more closely tied to One World US Led Government, which is globalism, on the economic side and Corporate/Imperial Apologist on the cultural or political side.

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Betrayal” would be my best guess label in general for the movies of the 1970's and Eighties. Of course not all movies can be labeled the same, so I'm just looking at a “flavor” if you will. An overarching theme that can be VERY subtle or Hit You Over The Head obvious. You can be looking at the betrayal from the Oil Age itself in The Road Warrior. Betrayal of ones loyalty or morality in The Godfather. Betrayal by those you are fighting under or fighting for in Apocalypse Now.

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Were “Animal House” or “Stripes” or similar a tale of rebels or non-conformists, or a tale of the system itself forsaking its participants? Yes, I know, a bit of Freshman college student midnight philosophizing, but I actually DO have a point to all this. If we can look at the general message of the tale, know where it was inspired from culturally, we can see the type of messaging that is either useful or harmful. We can judge its usefulness as belonging solidly in the past, or applicable to the future. I would say that collectively, most films of these fables deal with the collapse of the old age. And that is useful. We can discount misplaced loyalty. But we must also discount the new era message that was on top of the desired fable.

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One of my favorite little movies was “Taps” with Timothy Hutton and George C Scott. Viewing it at a young age, as with most movies, you are entertained by the superficial aspect of the action or comedy or whatever. Taps was a drama/suspense/action film, the kind we had a lot of prior to straight special effects driven action. Before it was Year Round, the Summer Blockbusters from the Lucas/Spielberg era on were mostly just action. But the rest of the year, budgetary realities called for a lot more talking than explosions.

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You got a LOT of really good movies that really stuck with you, multi-layered and multi-faceted that invited repeat views to unwrap that onion. “Taps” had a lot of layers. On its face its premise was unrealistic, but that made it both exciting for its uniqueness and acceptable because of its fable. You had a passing of an era, the end of Nation State Tribe, and the fight against that. An unwillingness to let it go without a fight. These two decades of movies, almost a generations worth, was both lamentation and hostility to the end of our nation. After that, it was just messaging to accept the new order.

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Then there was “The Terminator”. Obviously ONLY the first one as all others were both Political Correctness and Summer Blockbuster Action Only. I've always viewed it as post-apocalypse because of its doom and gloom flavor ( and for the same reason, why “Beyond Thunderdome” was NOT a post-apocalypse movie ). And I was begrudgingly acceptable of its near Feminist message. Just like Cameron's other perfect film, Aliens, the Strong Female Lead was strongly female. She wasn't secondary to the male lead as much as a partner that was biologically true. She was Cub Mother Protective. She was half of the team. Only after that did females turn to Xena Princess Warrior Lesbian Super Hero, the goal to replace males.

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The message should have been, Pro Motherhood. That women have a predominant role in the family, where males are more Outward focused, protectors on the offensive and providers. The message was perverted into Females Don't Need Males. And NEVER explored is the role of firearms and other carbon fuel mechanization allowing this “miracle”. You don't see bitches disadvantaged WITHOUT a gun. On the other end of the spectrum, you see TOO MUCH gun causing miracles. Returning to “Taps”, focus on one of the best scenes of the movie, at least as far as gratuitous violence.

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Tom Cruise, acting as he always would forever more as a short little egomaniac over compensating for his stature, was on the M-60 at the window overlooking the forces aligned against the cadets, burning off a belt of ammunition and pausing to look at his observer, “it's beautiful, man!” ( no, I haven't watched the movie for decades, but I'm pretty such I got that one right. As I said, some movies really stick with you. Perhaps because of my perception the military was a betrayal of expectations? Yes, I over analyze myself as well, in case you didn't pick up on that ).

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Well, yes, truthfully it was a very beautiful thing. But I don't think most of us took the view after watching it that fully automatic fire was not the greatest idea. I think most of us just stopped at “firepower rocks”. Or, perhaps, the answer to most problems is a sufficiently delivered amount of firepower? We can all relate. Most answers to most problems ARE just killing the problem. Basic male programming. Unfortunately, it doesn't pass muster with Guerrilla Warfare solutions, does it? We've all been running around arming up and buying more ammo, rather than retiring to a hermitage which is a metric butt ton more logical and effective but which none of us do, including myself.

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Similarly, arming up females is NOT the easy answer either. You'll note, I hope, that females were not combat armed for centuries AFTER gunpowder became dominant. Now, why wouldn't that be the case? If muscle weapons precluded female combat, from lack of body strength AND endurance of a Quick Energy Dump nature ( for the majority of females. The minority does NOT make your case of physical equality ), yet gunpowder weapons allowed it, why were there centuries of traditional Female Exclusion on the battlefield?

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No, Karen, it was NOT because we are suddenly smarter or more progressive in our thinking. Most Moderns are friggin retarded using logic. Just look at the gender segregated sports being integrated under Equality Of Invented Genders if you are in any doubt. Females themselves declined to make a profession of arms long after they were allowed to vote, although long before some of them idiotically voted to disarm themselves and make themselves victims, they had enough sense to use firearms for defense.

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Defense with weapons was never anything new. That is not the question. The confusion lies in participating in actual combat. Just because a rapist or attacker after killing the husband MIGHT be armed against does not make a woman a combat participant. Now, tactically, you can argue whether a female should even arm herself or not. Yes, the weapon equalizes the genders. But what happens when she is defeated? THAT is the problem.

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If a female fights, a firearm gives her as much of a chance of prevailing as it would a male. But a male will be killed regardless ( granted, there is the economic issue of slavery, but let's focus on straight combat and then prisoners for immediate assimilation ). A female, of breeding age, usually will be spared, all things being equal. If she is armed WITHOUT a combat firearm, and can offer only token resistance, easily overpowered, she will not be killed. But whereas a defensive firearm is acceptable, a combat gun is not. I believe that lays with the proviso that rape avoidance is acceptable, that she is STILL a non-combatant.

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Remember why rape was so bad, from societies viewpoint. It brought into question the problem of identifying the father. When divorce was traditionally outlawed, for the protection of both the wife and children going without support and protection, it would be an economic disadvantage to raise a child NOT of your genes. Yes, step-parents were a very normal thing, but you paid an economic price for secondary optimal offspring. The less affluent, hence less Food Secure, bid on stepchildren. The stronger genetic stock bid on their own genes being passed on.

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So a woman was expected to try to prevent herself from being raped ( it might seem ridiculous to accuse a women of “asking for it, by the way you were dressed”, but that fell under the old conviction that rape avoidance and if necessary male supervision/protection was normal ). A personal defensive weapon was allowed and even expected. HOWEVER! Once she Armed Up, went Tammy Tactical, she went from defense to offense and she stepped out of the allowed firearm usage. Obviously, a tiny .32 derringer was great for popping a cap into a rapists ballsack. The first idiot in the door after killing a settler was dumb enough to invite a dagger or a pistol shot if he tried to force himself on the wife.

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His fellow combatants both laughed at his lack of intelligence and approved of such an equalizer, as females were obviously physically weaker. A true warrior would be able to disarm said female, and give her credit for trying to defend herself. But if she were in the cabin, with a rifle or shotgun, helping to defend the family by engaging in long distance shooting, well then, she was now a combatant and treated as such, NOT just a defender of her virtue and her family. Do you see the distinction? Even armed with a long arm, if she stayed in the cabin and only fired at intruders already inside, she went back to defending only.

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Old Time combatants were most likely very un-Politically Correct. They treated women better, by virtue of them being women. You might hate the reason for that, because they were valuable breeders, but the fact remains. By STAYING breeders, and NOT combatants, they gained a survival advantage. Survival was NOT guaranteed by being unarmed offensively, but it sure as heck increased the odds. So, it wasn't the issue of females having guns or not, it was an issue of what they did with those guns.

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Now, of course, I have to acknowledge my tendency to plan for AFTER the collapse. I tend to view proper behavior through the lens of what is going to work long term, after the die-off. But you are probably asking, well, what about DURING the die-off? Isn't it kind of important that All Hands Are On Deck, combat ready wise? If there is usually a common thread throughout modern ( post-JFK assassination, just for a defining demarcation. I understand we had a strong resistance at least at first with giving up the tradition gender roles, so Strong Single Mothers while a tsunami, was at least a decade long switch ) post-apocalypse fiction, it is Linda Hamilton.

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Or perhaps, the Road Warrior gals in the compound, Big Hair and crossbows. I'm not sure which came first. But everyone equates the Terminator with the female warrior stereotypical character. And she did a kick-ass job and its a shame she had a bit of a dead cat bounce in her career. But, even though it is unjustified-see previous comment on the character-Sara Conner did unfortunately set in motion all the PC Bitches. Sara might even have been inspired by Patty Hearst, but it took popular fiction to start the trend of Bad Bitches With Bullets.

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If the character only had limited influence in the early 80's ( beyond pimply teenager fantasy material ) from Terminator, she REALLY dropped the bombshell in the sequel where she pretty much replaced a Marine Squadron in firepower and machismo. From then on, bitches with Poodle Shooters were cemented in our culture as sexy to guys and inspirational to women. I even wonder, as the 80's had different influences, how much T2 inspired the vastly inflated interest in the M16. Did Linda sell more AR's than Clinton? :)

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It seems, at least in said modern era, that new trends take just one generation to become normal ( the paycheck attached to that probably helps, right, Captain Obvious? ). Divorce took one generation to become all the rage the cool kids were doing. Immigration became New Normal in about the same time frame. And suddenly, within one generation, it became okay to be a female princess warrior. I of course weep, but I want you to understand that this is JUST a unsustainable trend that was recently introduced and it is NOT normal, rational, biology based behavior.

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Females evolved to switch allegiance to the superior warrior, for her protection and her children's, and that did not mean fighting back against a change in management. Do you know what I really, REALLY hate with 99% of all the survivalist guru advice out there? Come on! This should be an easy one. All the pussy footing around denying reality. I cannot think of one who doesn't suck on the Hopium glass dingus, if for no other reason than to increase his bottom line profits. Sure, they are honest. They don't lie. But nobody gets paid if they don't hold the same mindset of their audience, that of Guarded Optimism for the future.

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I hold out GREAT hope for the future, that we revert to traditional historical cultural norms, and get rid of all the surplus population, that we return to tribal organization and that we eliminate all the polluted genetic material from our species. I know, I've been accused of Social Darwinism before. I'm not saying they are wrong. I'm just disavowing myself from any comparisons with the Nazi's. But you have to admit, surely, that the existence of Soy Boys, Gender Reassigning PC Pukes, Cat Ladies, and devoting hundreds of thousands of dollars into keeping Shriner's Kids alive is NOT the best allotment of resources. Not because I lack compassion for those kids ( I have ZERO for the others listed, and wish them a swift death-which is all the compassion I can generate ) but because I know resources ARE shrinking.

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All these other ass faces think resources are infinite and our economy is an infinite growth model. And have even one of them read “Overshoot”? Or did they all just read Howard Ruff for his business plan for shearing the rubes? I've hinted before at denying women and children firearms, just as an ammunition saving practice. Now, how do I look on that stance among $2 shotgun shells and $1 9mm? Do you Honest Injun think that we will return to Ammo Normal prior to Corona Collapse?

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I'll veer off on one detail, to make my point, and then return. The CDC just magically “discovered” that an elementary school in Atlanta has teachers passing on Corona to students. Yeah, just when the hue and cry to open up schools got the loudest. Look, I'm not smart. This thing is easy. Look at a news report. Now, ask yourself, who gets paid? That is all there is to spotting Fake News. Every government body benefits from keeping schools closed ( at the same property tax levels, of course ). And yet, didn't the CDC opine for open schools this last year? Corona Will NEVER, Ever Never Die. No return to normal for you.

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So, that is number one for the reasons during a die-off to NOT arm your females. If your family is all your tribe, and you need your wife to Arm Up, you need to change your plan, but more on that later. For now, just consider my oft repeated warning against spraying and praying. Again we return to “Taps”. “It's Beautiful, Man!” is not a very good treatise on tactics. Why am I always repeating myself? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Am I insane? The last time I looked, all you mother humpers were the insane ones and I was a one eyed king in the valley of the blind. So, I'll just keep repeating myself, hoping the sticker shock of $1.68 a round 38 Special forces you to listen.

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ALL other armed forces in WWII used bolt action rifles. They might have saved a buck or two not modernizing, but they had the resources. They were replacing all aircraft, all tanks, most ships and etcetera. Why would long arms strain the even limited budget? Do you know why Germany invented the assault rifle ( besides being exponentially better at warfare than everyone else combined )? Because the carbines were cheaper to assemble. NOT cheaper to save money, cheaper to churn out millions more compared to bolt actions.

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They could churn out the extra ammunition for the carbines which were horrendous in accuracy ( I was wrong previously on that issue, thinking ammunition supply dictated rifle choice. It is true, but not in the scarcity way I envisioned ). They needed way more firearms and stamped verses milled was the way to go. That had always been the case, but the gunpowder/steel was modernized to allow a step up from pistol caliber only to better intermediate power carbines. Because prior, you had the weight and engineering issue ( say, the BAR ) to allow traditional ammunition to step up in power.

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Semi-auto was important. You can't argue with the experience on the Eastern Front. But first and foremost, you needed MORE long arms to be employed. Ammunition expenditure COULD have been by bolt action, because the extensive training was marksmanship, NOT mass firepower. They just didn't have the manpower left, and semi-auto multiplied the trained marksman's ammo use to replace limited manpower. They certainly DID NOT pray and spray. That was an American tactic that did NOTHING to lower the body count, but it saved on training because Cannon Fodder was the primary means to win our war. Plus, it was Defense Industry profitable.

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Remember how WWII was nothing more than a resource binge to save our industrial economy? Well, that “tradition” has pretty much been in decline the last decade. We are running out of Industry Quantities of ammunition. Wrap your thick skull around that. The New Normal is LESS ammunition. If you had Cased Up as I implored you the few years before Corona, you were only able to do so, and probably at BELOW cost, because there were no other buyers. NOT because so much was made.

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I'll just stop there. Odds are good you do NOT have enough ammo, so just consider halving your expenditure on the battlefield. More volume doesn't mean more hits. Not unless you have a Maxim water cooled tripod mounted heavy machinegun and an ammunition factory right next door. Semi-auto only helps if you are a marksman. All others just waste ammo. Like your wife. Who should be running your household, NOT your patrols or defense. Now, if the bitch be infertile, you MIGHT make a case that she can be cannon fodder.

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So, let's tackle that, shall we? Why, oh dear lord Baby Jesus, WHY, why would you think you can return to a traditional culture by postponing a return to traditional culture? Kindly riddle me this, Bat Boob. Traditional culture performs in a certain way not because ancient dudes were ignorant, unenlightened or insufficiently progressive. The culture was the way it was because it worked, for tens of thousands of years. If being a pillow biting taking it up the ass faggot was a practice that helped the species survive, we would have been doing that regularly.

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Rather, like rats in an experiment, homosexuality is only seen regularly under periods of over crowding and resource scarcity. If wanting to identify as a female rewarded a society, there would have been less warriors and more pseudo bitches contributing nothing to society since they could neither breed or fight. THAT surely was a winning strategy! If females were meant to risk themselves and not breed or not take care of their families, and if that had been a survival strategy, it would have been a traditional cultural norm.

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The Oil Age is a One Off, once in a species infinity limited single serving event. It allows robots to both replace warriors and to supplement child rearing. It is artificial food allowing surplus population. This is NEVER normal. So in an abnormal Age you get abnormal behavior like 99% non-contribution of the population, no need to breed, the ability to anally insert diseases and have them cured, bitches able to fight. Without oil, and for humps sake we ARE moving towards No Oil, you cannot subsidize non-survival behavior.

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You are told, you must grow food now, to practice, because it takes trial and error. You are told, you must practice your firearm skills. You are told, practice lowering your dependence on the electric grid. But, somehow, it is okay to ignore anthropology? To ignore NORMAL culture rather than the abnormal we now have? I do NOT want to hear any of you whiny bitches talking about Male Privilege. The traditional role of the male is to die defending tribe and family. That is OUR honor, and we gladly accept the sacrifice. Now, you females, you must sacrifice yourself to child rearing. That is YOUR burden. NOT to play at Sara Conner fantasy combat.

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Biologically, we are hard wired to perform our traditional gender based roles, and to derive pleasure and contentment from it. The worst thing a male can do is go Soy Boy Pussy, and the worst thing a female can do is deny themselves a family. Yet both genders were forced into those abnormal behaviors and both are miserable because of it. And you want to POSTPONE a return to real culture, because why? Because females not in combat halve your defense force? Who Humping Cares?!?! You are endangering your replacement units, and if your tribe survives by cannon fodder'ing females, the tribe doesn't survive anyway.

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Has the last century taught us nothing? At the very least, can't we agree that short term emotionally satisfying actions lead to terrible long term consequences? That should be the very least we have learned from this “great” experiment with progressiveness. Your daily actions MUST incorporate long term survival trends. Breeders do not belong on the battlefield, for the very simple long term replacement they represent. How hard is it to understand that sperm is cheap but eggs are dear? One guy can service the whole village of breeders. Not enough breeders and the larger sperm supply is wasted. It takes several seconds to ejaculate and nine months to gestate.

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You kill ten men and the women stay pregnant. You kill one female and you cannot replace her womb. Why does the bitch have a weapon in her hand making her a target? Now, under primitive medical conditions, a female can safely ( all things being equal ) procreate from about age 15 to 30. Up to ten offspring. She won't live too far past first grandchild age at that rate, dangerously depleting her bodies stored nutrients. But it can be done. A male has about the same lifespan as far as fighting ability. Do the math.

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That is five fighters and five mothers producing fifty children in a smidge over one generation. You can kill five males and still get twenty-five females as well as five times the fighter replacement rate, from that ONE female you didn't kill in battle, in thirty years time. Of course, death in childbirth and etcetera, and it doesn't work out that well, but it shows the math. Which is only hard past addition and that is ALL you need to understand. This ain't calculus or some crap. It is taking off your shoes and counting digits simple.

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But, Jim, you cannot get ANY offspring if the males die and the females are defenseless. No, you can't get offspring from your tribes males, but you can get them from the males that killed your tribes males. THAT, my fine feathered minions, is called species survival, NOT individual survival. Look, we all want to be the universes extra special snowflake meant to be framed and admired. But none of us are. Not Cathy Cat Lady, not Mr. Sports Ball, not El Presidente For Life. We are just meat sacks here to do the species bidding.

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What you want and desire means dingus all. If you choose to ignore your base programming, hard won after a couple hundred thousand years ( but Jim! Mankind sprung forth whole formed as farming peasants. Okay, perhaps. Evolution or design by deity, the programming is still the pinnacle of perfection ), you WILL be replaced by those who were not so pig headed stupid. You will, very simply, die. Your polluted genetic material will cease to stain a cervix. Lucky is needed WITH smart. Stupid never gets the chance to see lucky, not in a resource scarce environment.

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If you fail to flip the switch to smarter cultural programming, you will cease to exist in the long run ( even with carefully preserved Oil Age Artifacts, because culture is the ultimate tool, NOT any Industrial Age tool you care to name ). Not caring about the long run, means you hate your grandchildren. It is about as simple as that. You can layer all the lipstick you want on that pig, she's still a pig. Excuses and “Ought A Be's” are trying to turn a pig into your prom date. You either reprogram or you perish.

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You can do the math all day long on the EROI of firearms verses manual muscle powered weapons, but it doesn't matter. Chemical energy replaced muscle energy for conflicts. But while its easy to stockpile chemical energy, it ain't anywhere close to as easy to store the metric butt tons of all the other energy needed to enable our cultural change we “enjoyed” the last hundred years. Females only were able to match male muscle power through electronic or gasoline powered machinery. Absent those two Equalizers, having chemical energy firearms means little to nothing.

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If you cannot raise excess calories with oil, you cannot kill off your breeding stock in battle and replace your offspring with imported Little Brown Babies. Do you have any clue what decentralization through energy contraction leading to a Dark Ages means? It means you get to do it all on your own, a future anarchists will NOT be very happy about. So your breeders become JUST breeders, or you won't replace casualties. Meaning your tribe cannot feed or defend itself and your tribe is extinct, beyond the minor genetic contribution the cream of your surviving females will make to the new tribe.

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Now, if the die-off is rapid, because it has to be, because your surplus food is not available to your surplus population, that means you don't have time to hump around. You do NOT have the luxury of time, or of mistakes. To me, that means your females need to be females again. Immediately. And that entails not just popping out kids but of raising them. If you are not able to birth them, you sure can raise them and provide home economics for both them and the fighters. Infertile doesn't mean useless. It can simply mean a decentralized production system, logistics support for the fighters. He is on patrol or guard most of the time. He still needs meals, clothing and footwear, and etcetera.

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No one is going to be idle, as far as basic tasks. Our Oil Age materials WILL allow more luxury and idleness, as not everything must be Cottage Industried right away, but the males will still largely use most of their time expanding the defensive perimeter and females most of the time providing their logistics ( be that food and clothing or the biological replacement unit ). Old bitches will still provide home duties, and old dudes still will be able to train the young males and provide immediate defense inside the wire.

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Yes, things will be far from ideal at the very beginning. A lot of homesteads will be living off stores, with far less people than what a self sustaining village needs. You will all be both living off stores and pulling double or triple duties. And at first if you have all old females, even with orphans the temptation will be to incorporate the surplus females into your defense force ( because while young soldiers with guns will mostly defeat old guys with guns, anyone with a gun is still something of a formidable force ). But you are still ignoring the culture and focusing on the tactical.

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Only the idiots today think talk trumps action. That is because you can only talk when action is impossible, because you ignored biology. ACTION is what is teaching the next generation. ACTION is what cements the tribe together, NOT talk. You cannot have grandma fighting the tribes battle, while at the same time telling young girls they can only be breeders and homemakers. The young girls might want to grow up to be fighters. THAT endangers the tribes future. See the above math . Because most people ARE dumber than dirt and can only be programmed, not taught.

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I don't mean to sound like an elite excusing mistreating the poor. Most rich or powerful people are also idiots, because they act out of greed at the expense of social stability. They are ANTI-tribal. Which translates to species endangerment because their tribe cannot survive on its own, being mere parasites. But most people are dumb asses. Which is why traditional culture is superior. The bloodshed has already been spilled in proof of concept. All they must do is blindly follow their training as children and they will have increased survival chances.

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Under traditional cultural training, you MUST brainwash these dumb asses into unquestioning compliance. So training is everything. And training is SHOWING. It is not telling one thing and doing another. Even smart people are better off NOT questioning almost anything. They get too smart for their own good that way. And they trick themselves into believing self interest is the same as tribal interest. Do you think otherwise smart people would actually think, say, race determined intelligence?

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No, but programmed people who were otherwise intelligent, freely abused different races under that theory, which strengthened their tribe who was colonizing the other race. Make sense? Of course it does. Racism is a survival mechanism in many different ways. Meaning ALL races who survived are full of racists. Racism is not just a White Thing. Those who tell you so want to colonize you. Ignore that at your own risk. But, the point is, tribal behavior is irrational behavior, and needs programming, NOT teaching. The smartest naked ape in the room does better under programming than pure logic, species survival wise.

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Flip the switch on programming, and get those gals back in the kitchen chained to the stove with babies hanging from their teats, and get guys back in the field as targets, NOT hiding behind a woman's skirt. Biology doesn't have to be fun, just followed.

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Bleed In Training

September Article-Bleed In Training

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BLEED IN TRAINING

The retired Army officer who wrote “On Killing” has largely been recognized as somewhat of a fraud, or at least with some bizarre programming disguised as education. Well, I KNEW this, and have put off reading that book for the longest time. It is little more than a dust catcher. But I accidentally started reading his other book. To my regret. I didn't make the connection between On Combat and On Killing, when I bought the second book.

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For the last five years, I've been buying and stockpiling books, not reading them. All my reading was on the Internet, making up for many lost years. Then, I added YouTube to that. I've had to learn how NOT to read from a screen. Part of the problem was that I bought a lot of very good books, in huge numbers, prior to moving back in town. Peak Oil, anthropology, economics and others, buying every best rated book on a subject until whatever I read was simply repeating itself. Derivative works. By the time I got into town, the good books were largely gone and I was left with mediocre ones to buy.

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I had reached the point of diminishing returns. So most of the “new” books I go to read are simply not very good. I have to force myself. I'm not generating articles from Internet reading, or minion comments, and hence only have my books for inspiration. Don't get me wrong, this is very much a White People Problem. Even struggling to come up with article ideas, I'm STILL retired ten years early. We should all have it so rough. But as a lover of the written word, mediocre books are still painful to encounter.

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And this dude, he is a certifiable moron. He presents other peoples ideas well. When it comes time for him to step up to the bat, however, he hits all foul balls. What an unoriginal thinker, a spouter of propaganda, an imperial and politically correct apologist. His contention in On Killing that males are reluctant to kill was ludicrous enough, but he just doubles down on the idiocy in On Combat. His pet theories on video game violence are particularly difficult to encounter.

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But, again, he at least does give you a solid 30% decent ideas. Not his own conclusions, but of others in the field of the physical and mental aspects of combat. You just have to be able to ignore all his BS. I can only handle a chapter once a week or so. Nothing earth shattering, if you've read up on the subject on the Internet. But I did like his reminder on Bleeding In Training. He covers all the groovy new training techniques such as paint filled bullets ( not paint ball guns ) and such, but his useful tip was that other types of training are still useful. Because they were Stress Inoculation.

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His example were two Rangers seeing combat in Vietnam, and one joking that this was easy, after Ranger School ( in other words, they were still better rested and better fed, in combat, than what they had suffered through in school. They were inoculated against a lesser stress through a greater one ). The training itself didn't increase their chances of survival, per se, but just training to suck up the stress, THAT was the prize. We've all experienced this in life. After Boot Camp, military life was easy. After the military, civilian jobs were a breeze. After football training, most “hard” chores were no sweat.

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And this is key, for us, because there is no actual training for the apocalypse. Not living in Bosnia, or Argentina, even, because no one was living through the end of supply, or the end of quasi-civilized rules of engagement. In a war, you have medical help and you have international oversight to somewhat, to some degree, hold down the number of excesses in behavior. In the apocalypse, there is ZERO hope. No hope of medical supplies saving you, no hope of a reigning in on sociopath levels of behavior. No hope of outside intervention or supply. War is NOT the apocalypse.

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Living through a war DOES inoculate you to later panic or unhealthy levels of stress, however. Military training does almost nothing to prepare you for combat, but does teach you to handle that stress that would otherwise be crippling. In other words, training for stress hardens you up, so you can survive whatever life throws at you. After losing my kids, living off grid in primitive conditions was a walk in the park, for me. After living on almost no money, for a long time, and I easily view a very small income as nothing to worry about.

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So, you must harden yourself. THAT is the training you need to survive the apocalypse. Rucking a heavy pack for hours trains you for NOTHING, because only a moron packs more than ten percent of his body weight ( above normal shoes and clothing ). But it does train you to suck up pain and discomfort. Running for an hour or more doesn't train you to be a better runner. If you can run that fifty minutes needed to get to an endorphin jolt, it is just trading future joint damage for an immediate cheap high. But it does train your brain to push physical limits.

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Actually, it is quite amazing how well your body reacts to combat. Not just the chemicals needed to Fight Or Flight. Actual physical reactions such as an auto switch turning off your hearing to drown out your ( YOUR, but unfortunately not the THIER of close comrades ) gunshots, tunnel vision for better aim, time distortion for better reactions, etc. Your body is, naturally, a warrior. You just need to help it along with the training. Your body is also a natural runner, from our evolved skill in the ability to sweat to dissipate our heat as we are able to run down ANY game. Trust your body. It is designed for this crap. But help it along.

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We are natural runners, just not on concrete. That is the fly in the soup. Otherwise, hours long training to run would be ideal. Just as we cannot train for combat. Mostly because of the nation state and the Agricultural Age we live in. Warriors used to train through childhood to stalk and kill. Now, we train to labor under unnatural conditions. You could even argue school is NOT for the education, obviously, but also, not really about the propaganda. More so than anything, it teaches us to live and work unnaturally.

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Training kids in obviously false paradigms trains them to ignore ones own natural inclinations. Train against biology, really. No matter how much the commies teach butt pirating, carpet munching or child murder as natural, MOST normal people won't take a dingus up the ass or get an abortion. The propaganda wasn't direct like that. It did, however, normalize the teaching/training of other unnatural activities. Like getting carpal tunnel or irradiated eyeballs or ruining normal health with graveyard shifts.

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But I shan't diverge into a rant against our befouled corporate overlords, themselves mere slaves to the bankers. Time enough for that in the next hundred articles, or more. Back to indirect training. Hunter and gatherer boys didn't directly train for combat. They trained for hardship and endurance and camaraderie. Hardship through remaining outside the comforts of village life, endurance by stretching that out in time. Stress inoculation. And learning to rely on ones fellows to both help you take life and protect you. Hunting dangerous animals both removed a competitor apex predator and bonded/trained the band as a combat team.

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None of that was DIRECT combat training. It was indirect training. Now, you are old. I am old. Ross Perot would be older than God or dirt, if he wasn't already dead. You lost the chance to train as a warrior in your childhood, born far too early. You lost the chance to live the life of a warrior, because no matter how close some might come, such as cops, the activity is still muted and queered by the necessity of training soldiers rather than warriors, in our current society. The best you can do is to stress inoculate.

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Going through the military, having periods of extreme poverty, these help greatly. But if it has been too long in the happening, I postulate that the helpful effects have worn away. You need booster shots. Just five years living in town, I would have a period of readjustment going back off grid. I TRY to give myself stress boosters, but just forcing myself to do unpleasant things such as exercise or eating healthy ( nothing healthy tastes good ) I don't believe to be enough. Just sticking to a routine to maximize health isn't really Stress Inoculation.

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Perhaps the regular stress of flaying about trying to find article topics keeps me from relaxing too much, but I don't know. I think I'm too close, inside looking in. I know I haven't relaxed in retirement, just achieved more contentment. Perhaps the continued threat/stress of an unfurling collapse helps me somewhat. I do know the harder I am on myself, the more stress I overcome, the easier it will be to accept and roll with the apocalypse. If you Cowboy Up now, it won't be as difficult to do so when the globe goes dark and the Warriors Come Out To Play.

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You MUST stay in shape. That is Rule One of the Zombie Apocalypse, Cardio. You can't jog at your age, but you can still walk. Walk for your fitness, and to toughen up in the extreme weather. Don't worry about carrying weight. You can't shoot nor scoot, so it is guerrilla warfare or nothing. Stay in shape, eat better, and try to stay off Dumbass Doctor pill prescriptions as possible. And start living harder than you would like. Embrace The Suck.

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Living off grid on junk land teaches you very little. Instead of paying utility bills, you just buy utilities up front. Living off grid is still just shopping, really. That isn't the value of the activity. It is toughening up through giving up luxuries that is the valuable training. Find your own ways, age appropriate ways, of stress inoculation. Push yourself physically. Bicycle instead of car in bad weather, as training. Lowering the heat to discomfort levels. Visiting in-laws you despise. Get out of that rut commuting to work, forcing yourself to seek alternate routes ( just not through the ghetto, not nowadays ).

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Deprive yourself, an example making your own coffee instead of drinking out. Force yourself to give up alcohol for a week ( or cut back on smokes, or sweets, for X period of time ). Keep dealing with stress. It can be small. Inoculations are NOT full strength, if they are just booster shots. Ideally, the initial inoculation is harder than projected future stresses. Then the boosters need not be too bad. But even if life's crapstorms are no where near Civilization Collapse Event levels, hopefully that initial stress did teach you confidence in overcoming bad things happening to your beautiful self.

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I used to be The World's Worst Handyman. I had zero mechanical abilities. I could take the worlds strongest nail and drive it in more sideways than downward. Only being forced to work through the stress of ignorance could I start to learn how to accomplish anything. After a time, I could at least try new repair tasks with unfamiliar materials with some hope of success. Experience is an exponential reward. Combat is the exact same way. You know it will suck at first, but if you train the brain, it will be far less of an intense stress.

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Stress inoculation, AND, an idea of what to expect. Forget Hollywood. The calm ability to react correctly will ONLY come with experience. At first, you will be a hot mess. Crapping yourself is probably going to be assured. Afterwards, the adrenaline surge will do strange things to you, from shakes to sudden naps. Expect it and it isn't so bad. Just trust your body. Everything it is doing to you has a purpose to help you survive. Another way to prepare, besides understanding physical reactions, is to mentally prep yourself.

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The trope “man is reluctant to kill his own kind” is complete horse crap. We were designed to kill our own kind, as far as a species. It can be no other way, because we have no predators effective enough to thin our ranks as our food supply would dictate. Now, if you say, “man is reluctant to kill anyone in his own tribe”, then you would be correct. Just as the idiots misinterpreted “thou shall not kill” from the more correct “thou shall not murder”, people assume you should treat all humans as your tribe. And that is SO friggin wrong. The author of On Killing is nothing more than a Kool-Aid drinking Politically Correct class conscience tool of the elite banker scum. Die, you whore, David Grossman, and may the gold you received from indoctrinating a generation in Marxist swill be melted down and poured down your throat, after a copy of your books are shoved up your ass and soaked in kerosene then lit.

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Oops! Did I get a little carried away? Meh. Who cares. The great thing about hyperinflation is that retired military officer idiots are no longer paid the big bucks out of my taxes, but just off the printing presses, so at least he is not further insulting me with salt in the wounds of my book purchases. And I do believe both copies were used, so the hump didn't get any loyalties from me. But seriously, NEVER buy any of his books. Just Internet search “physiology of combat”. The Internet doesn't actually punish authors.

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Nor does the library. A good enough book, I'll peruse in the library then buy my own copy. Information on the Web that interests me, I'll purchase the books because you must have source copies. Both to get more source material and to have a non-electronic source. E-paper is great to trial run, or for disposable reading such as newspapers or periodicals ( which usually only superficially cover subjects ). But my point is, worthless authors such as Grossman NEED to be replaced by free material. And great authors will see the Internet simply as advertising.

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Whole religious cults ( definition of a religion-they killed enough people to instill wide acceptance. Definition of a cult-failed religion. Yes, the LDS is still a cult. Once they kill off all gentiles in Deseret, then they will become a religion. I wish them luck, as long as they stay out of northern Nevada ) have been founded on the poor translation of “thou shall not kill”. No, you cannot MURDER. The difference is that not all killing is murder, but all murder is killing. In other words, Obtuse Ollie, you can kill plenty of folks, as approved by god and the king, but you cannot murder anyone ( on the No Kill List ). I would think even a retard like a liberal could understand that.

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And if killing is okay with God, why would man be programmed to naturally despise killing? Logically, that makes no sense. God looks down at his chosen people, likes what he sees, gets wood over bosomy babes and studly warriors, and tells them to go smite the heathens. Because, Lord knows, there are a metric butt ton of heathens out there that need smiting. Why would he handicap that by making man hate killing? He wouldn't, now would he? And looking at it from an atheist viewpoint, why would man evolve ( yes, I know, evolution was part of God's plan, according to many smart people. I'm keeping the argument simple ) unable to efficiently protect his people?

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Hesitation in combat due to morality is deadly. You MUST have your head right to go a killing. Why else does the military dehumanize those needing killing? Kill a commie for mommy, indeed! Hell, I STILL want to go kill commies, and I like to think I was only partially brainwashed by the military. Do you think I would be bothered if those commies are Americans? No. I only fear being caught and martyred. Which is why I'm willing to wait for the apocalypse, even if that means I might miss most deserving targets.

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Politically Correct asswipes are the ones pushing for Universal Brotherhood. They want you to think of rampaging Muzzies or Ebola laden Deep Africa Imports as one of your brethren. They tell you it is racist to want to keep your job. They tell you to leave your child in the capable hands of drag queens for story hour. What the hell do kids know, except what you tell them? Never trust commies to teach your spawn. If it means mommy who thinks she wants to be independent and a career women has to stay home to raise kids, well, hump her dreams. She bred 'em, she can support 'em, just like we males must do.

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All those PC pukes with their double standards can kiss my unwashed leaking ass. If you are a commie ( hint, they do not like the original Ten Amendments, as written rather than as changed, so it isn't rocket science ID'ing them ), you deserve to be killed. I WANT to kill you. I will have no hesitation. As long as I am authorized, meaning it is no longer against the law of a country that no longer exists, I will gladly shoot your ass. YOU are indeed Bullet Worthy. If I steal the wealth and I can afford it, I will buy you after you have been turned into slaves, just so I can make you suffer greatly before death.

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And, yes, I'm aware, anyone who disagrees with my hatred for commies will use this as an excuse to demonize me and call me a psychopath. Hey, I actually can exhibit SOCIAL behavior. I'm only antisocial with other tribes. That is xenophobic, not psychopathic. I am only deranged if you deny tribalism. And if you deny tribalism, you are by definition a communist and NOT of my tribe, hence proving tribalism. So, ipso facto, I cannot be a psycho. Take that, Marxist vermin.

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See how easy it is to embrace killing? Oh, I know, you'll say I cannot prove my assertion without actually acting on it. But why would I be repulsed by killing, yet at the same time fantasize about it on a regular basis? And “fantasizing” is not even proper. I merely wargame in my mind who I am going to kill, gladly, with pleasure and aforethought, once it is LEGALLY permissible, so that once the balloon goes up, my mind has zero doubts. No doubt, no hesitation. No hesitation, I am tuning brain to body to become more combat effective.

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( P.S.-you understand, this is ONE wargame, not all of them. In many, I need to kill those I'd rather not, but must, just from necessity. For instance, as much as I admire those Tip Of The Spear guys such as LEO's, if they move to protect an enemy tribe, say once the force becomes the mayors bodyguards after he becomes king, and they are trying to starve me, they need to be killed. You can admire an enemy warrior. He still needs to be killed. There are many I'd rather not kill, such as defensive only groups. But they endanger my food supply by needing it themselves, meaning it is kill or be killed by starvation )

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Is it enough to be defensive? HELL NO! Let me add emphasis so as to dispel any confusion. As the great Mogumbo has taught us, using caps and MULTIPLE explanation points means you must take what you read far more seriously. HELL. NO!!!!!!! By making up your mind now to only protect yourself, you are setting yourself up for failure. What idiot decides to ONLY shoot back in an ambush, when it is far safer and more effective to go hunt that enemy down in their festering lairs and eliminate them as a threat?

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By trying to take some high moral ground, you allow yourself to be shot at first? How is that going to help your tribe and your family? Your wife depends on you for defending her, as do your children, and you are going to even the odds for your attacker? Do you WANT to lose your minion club card? Because THAT is how you lose your minion club card. That attitude right there. Playing the victim. You must be perceived in your own mind as being a victim before you shoot back. Manly men, who Baby Jesus AND bodacious bosomy babes approve mightily of, take the fight to the enemy, and suck up doing the Hard things. Part of training, to achieve excellence, to increase your odds of surviving to live to fight another day to protect your people.

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

9/11 Twentieth ( super bonus article )

 

9/11 TWENTIETH

( note to blog readers, this is an extra article. The regular monthly post will still show up the last week of the month. Magazine subscribers, this will be included in the next issue )

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I have never made a big deal about the anniversaries of 9/11. To my mind, if we didn’t have a remembrance of the Tonkin Gulf Incident, with its 55k casualties, why were we going to do this one with its 4k ( prior to all the Sandbox bodies )? But of course, any Twentieth anniversary is somewhat special, and in light of the empire crashing and burning, it felt right to do one this time.

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So, a Hat Tip, a Salute, and a Raising Of The Glass to all the hero’s who ran towards the flames on that day, and all the Tip Of The Spear guys running towards the sounds of the guns after. A moment of silence for all the poor bastards that were sacrificed at the alter of Mammon. Most of you surely didn’t deserve it. I think before anything is said, the proper perspective today is to pour a shot of whiskey in remembrance to those few hero’s who made the ultimate sacrifice, no matter the circumstances.

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So, that is my first, and most important point. If you wish, just stop reading right here, as otherwise my hate and vitriol might taint the above. Otherwise, to my second point. The narrative put out by the MMIC’s ( monkey molesters in charge ), and sadly bought into by the legions of zombies, is complete bullcrap. In the end, it doesn’t matter ( except insofar as my upcoming third point ) who did it or why, because we will never really know for sure, but I do think it matters very much we recognize the official story as complete rubbish.

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In the history of every modern skyscraper, none ever came close to pancaking down after it caught on fire. The Towers were designed and built to survive a plane strike, as it was near the airports, and ALL those kinds of buildings survive a normal fire still standing. But forget the first two towers. The THIRD tower was only hit by flaming jet fuel, known to you and I as kerosene, and no lamp made of soft brass ever caught on fire and collapsed. So you cannot tell me the bright shiny lie of the third tower is anywhere close to believable.

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That is all you need to know to question the entire narrative. Even though there were no debris in front of the Pentagon, so you had a Magical Disappearing Plane ( just like that earlier Magic Bullet flying in so many different directions ), forget all that. Forget the hard to believe debris footage of the plane that was headed to the White House and ended up in the woods. Forget the other 101 details that do not come close to reality. JUST a pancaking tower NOT hit by a plane, from splattering fuel, is so outside the realm of the possible that everything that follows is best questioned.

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And that brings me to my third and final point. The MMIC’s are still in charge. They, or people exactly like them, are still pulling the levers behind the curtains ( Sleepy Joe couldn’t organize an ice cream social ). They are the scumbags that killed seven or eight thousand Seniors in nursing homes, that we know of, to shut down the economy to destroy all of your livelihoods in order to save the banks ( who won’t even be saved, in the long run, but are just keeping the Cocaine And Hooker dream alive ).

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They are the idiots more concerned with importing more Muzzies into this country than getting Americans back here. They are the ones still burying American soldiers for lack of a plan a second grader could have conceived. They are the ones trying to control other countries oil, and as a result have lost all of that oil from trade. They are the ones who just buried the dollar as a world currency, soon to show up as unaffordable food for you and your family.

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These are the humpers still using bodies as poker chips in their games. They might even be the ones giving the naive and trusting contaminated vaccines so as to reduce their life expectancy from decades to years ( including my unfortunately Woke daughter, who bought into their crap ). Yeah, I’m just a little pissed. No one had to have died, or potentially, STILL die. I won’t blame the collapse of the American Empire on these bastards. That die was cast long ago. But they did make the journey downward a lot worse than it had to be.

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To the true hero’s, God Bless You. To the victims, you’ll be in our memories. And to the villains, God Damn you to the lower bowels of Hell, you worthless whores whose best part of you dribbled down your mothers leg. You illegitimate spawn, may your hides be blackened by the plagues which shall be released, may you suffer all through this life and into the next. I pray to any higher power I might be around to piss on your graves, after digging up your corpse and mutilating your decaying wretched flesh.

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And to all my readers, have a nice day.

( .Y. )





Monday, August 23, 2021

August Article- The $50 Prepper

 

FIFTY DOLLAR PREPPER

( Note: not too long after writing and originally publishing this, the price of flour at Wal-Mart went from $5 a bag to $7.50.  I left the original pricing, so adjust accordingly )

You know how irritated I get whenever some douche more interested in feathering his own nest than helping some brothers out makes prepping out to be complicated or expensive. Mostly not because I’m a nice guy but because I remember all the help I could have used when I was in a newbie situation and all I ever read was spend, spend, spend. Instead of every friggin issue, EVER, having a cold weather survival article, would it have killed American Survival Guide to run an occasional Frugal Prepping piece?

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Well, yes, apparently it would have, and that is one of the main reasons I refuse to read that bitch now that they are back publishing with all their poorest features doubled down on. God forbid a freeze dried yak spleen manufacturer complain that ASG was covering survival food from the grocery store! Or that Colt would complain that any gun under a months wages was ever featured. Product whores, to be perfectly frank. Advertiser anal lickers. Now, I cannot say the magazine was completely worthless. They were our only commercial product source.

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Even Rawles would feature plenty of great ideas, amid his elitist Yuppie Scum advice. Only the predisposed idiots moved to the arid Rockies and built a concrete bunker atop a mountain, looking around for other fundamentalist religious nuts, seeking a mate with his wallet, destined to die alone least any lesser earner coveted his middle class preps. My point being, you don’t have to throw out the baby with the bathwater. At times, it might seem from my venomous rants I’ve forgotten that. But even I am guilty of supporting the snake oil salesman, and NOT feeling guilty for it.

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I still believe most doom writers are guilty of being unable to NOT spend money, and as a whole the industry frightens any and all you dare darken their doors seeking admittance. Even the legions of YouTube doomers encourage the more pricey options of preparedness. They aren’t even survivalists ( civilization collapse adherents ), they are preppers ( short term disruption planners ). And how friggin much cheaper is it to survive a month, verses a decade? But NO. They want to make it as expensive as possible.

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When your night vision device costs more than five years of food, something is seriously wrong and improper about your priorities. When one MRE costs more than a month of food, you aren’t trying to prepare. You are playing at a Praetorian Guard Of The Free Republic fantasy. You want all the wealth of empire and all the freedom of your ancestors prior to imperial colonialization. You are as nicely brainwashed as the banker elite care to have you, and despite all your bluster pose absolutely no threat to them, because you are a marshmallow man, not a Minuteman. You wouldn’t know how to handle deprivation or lack of luxury, and that makes you malleable.

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It hurts my very soul when I hear any of my readers and their lack of food storage. All the other jerk faces out there can starve, but I care about you’all. Even if you cannot eat wheat, stop buying expensive alternatives and go to the feed store and buy soy flour. I don’t want you to eat it, not if you don’t have to. But have it. If you can eat refried beans, you can eat soy. It is just a bean paste. A little meat in it and you can flavor it and stretch out your meat supply. Soy is not healthy, but not eating is a lot more risky.

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I don’t want you to JUST survive on wheat or soy or rice. I want you to have enough to be able to survive on long term, as a base calorie. To get enough calories to have the strength to add other foods to that core. That if you had no other food for stretches of time, to at least survive with no ill effects other than taste fatigue. And believe me, I’ve been there, taste fatigue is NOT what you worry about at the time. It is hunger. The taste fatigue comes AFTER.

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So when I tell you to have three to five years of food ( because that is how long wars and crop failures and bad weather last ), I do NOT mean you need ten thousand dollars. I mean, spend the $100-$200 a year on BASE calories. You can happily then add all the yummy num-num foods you eat daily to that LATER, should you have time. I’ve had plenty of folks tell me they believed they had at least several more years until SHTF, and they turned out to be right, and I turned out to be wrong. But at the end of the day they were guided by nothing more than optimism ( just as I was ONLY guided by pessimism ). NOT one damn one of us can time the collapse.

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So panic early. I can at least claim my fame with my calls for panicking early, because those who didn’t couldn’t buy dingus for preps for quite some time. Do not NOT panic early on food. That is about the only thing for sure you cannot be wrong about. Almost every other error is survivable. No, your odds of surviving as a Casper in a downtown ghetto during a Mostly Peaceful Protest are NOT great. But they are a lot better than surviving without enough food.

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Yeah, in case you missed it, my new and improved Always On advice is going to be for you food, Food, FOOD. At least until shortages and price hikes make it almost impossible to not prep for food storage. Look, I act all high and mighty and free with my advice, but as I’ve told you plenty of times before, that is because I’ve made every single mistake there was to make. I ASSUME that since none of us are rebellious young men anymore, we can actually listen to the advice of others who learned at the School Of Dumbass Hard Knocks. I’ve been a dumb ass far more often than you’ll ever dream of.

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I was a dumb ass last year, at the start of Corona. There was plenty of food preps I was weak on. Oh, I never would have starved. I’ve been good on base calories since long ago. I’ve had a good six months plus of grocery store preps where I could have stayed indoors, with NO resupply, and had enough to eat without touching the apocalypse food. But my diet would have sucked. Right away I found out I was low on white flour and sugar, and with no plans should a potato shortage occur. Which of course it did.

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I panicked early enough, just barely, to avoid OTC drug shortages or disposable batteries or toilet paper ( actually, I didn’t need any asswipe for longer than the shortages lasted, but only because I had been stocking for the year prior, as the stepson in law was working at a TP factory and reported rumors of price increases. The drugs and the batteries I only got AFTER Corona started, just quicker than everyone else ). But Semi-Luxury Foods? I was weak on Mac & Cheese ( I had plenty of regular pasta, but short on Parmesan cheese ), cans of pork and beans ( much tastier than what I can do with dried beans ), and REALLY low on cans of meat ( having burned out on eating them while living off grid, I suddenly craved them again once they were all gone from the grocery store LOL.

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Of course, obviously, BASE calories first, grocery store stockpile second. I was very lucky to not have to worry about the base calories, past my daily consumption flour. I could focus the money on other more readily available items. So I want YOU to take that lesson to heart. This is most likely your last chance. Any food you buy now is automatically cheaper, because inflation, and better than money in the bank. Because money is only there so you can eat. Better to eat while living in your car than starving in your home.

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However! You are not a new prepper. You have reached the point in your life that you can spend the equivalent of a months car payment on prepping supplies, and not even miss the money. Just focus on the extra food for now, rather than other items like guns. New preppers? You do NOT want to treat them as if they are survivalists. You must treat them as if they were a prepper, a hurricane prepper. A guy that feels secure he can eat for a month, not someone insecure because they don’t have five years of supplies. Later, you can steer him along the path. But STOP throwing newbies into the deep end of the pool.

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No one gives up prepping because that is the best idea ever. No one stops prepping because nothing else can go wrong. They give it up because they feel like they can never afford it, so they start to ignore the problems and just hope for the best. Before the gracious Gary North with his Y2K scare info blessed me with systemic vulnerability learning, I was a One Year Mormon Prepper. Not the Mormon part, so perhaps a better description would have been a One Year Prepper To Avoid The Worst I Could Imagine. Mormons really will have a social covenant to allow them to recover within that year. Well, if recovery is possible for anyone that is. The rest of us, not so much. I was still following the old Cold War nuclear conflict Civil Defense advice of a years worth of food, as well as the Mormons historic requirement.

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So when I was starting over prepping, with wives leaving and leaving me with just the clothes on my back, me leaving replacement wives, happy to escape with the clothes on my back, yeah, it would have been nice to have a broader range of options than Gun/Ammo/Years Worth Of Food. It would have been nice to be aware of lesser options, just to get me an intermediate level of prepping. Despite having a survivalist newsletter from the early 90’s, I wasn’t a very GOOD survivalist. I was a prepper with questions preppers couldn’t answer. The writing was just finding answers no one else had.

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But it took me some time to get to where I am now. I would have loved some advice on a dirt cheap level of preparedness better than a hurricane prepper and easier than a civilization ending survivalist. And I got the idea rather late in my journey. It was from the book “One Second After” by William Forstchen. Which I only tried because I liked his Lost Regiment series ( which to my mind is a far superior survivalist fiction than the trilogy from One Second After. I love logistics, and that was why I favored the Lost Regiment ).

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One Second After was simply brilliant in its first half ( mediocre the second and the two following books befouled and unworthy of the genre ). And one part really stuck with me more than the others, when the father laments not even having stocked so much as a bag of rice which would have fed them for a month. And hence was born my Intermediate Prepper advice. You Just Need A Months Worth Of Food Bag Of Rice. Okay, I hate rice. But I know most of you like rice. Not that I named the thing back then. It was more of a scornful “you can’t afford $5 to survive a month? A months worth of flour is FIVE FRIGGIN DOLLARS!”.

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And I only used flour because as soon as you mention Wheat Kernels to any prepper, the chairs go flying out from under asses and everyone stampedes for the exits. Because, you know, a grinder. God forbid we must grind rather than boil. I mean, I get it. Most preppers are of the Super Size variety, as is the general US population. Not because ALL of them are nasty herbivores grazing all day, but more from the crap food served up now almost everywhere. McDonald’s really did used to be more of a treat than a poison.

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Plus, to be fair, needing to buy a grinder really ups your initial cost, and if you are initially getting involved in prepping, you want low cost. Period. I do NOT advocate ONLY eating white rice or white flour. They are empty calories. That white rice alone as a diet killed off many WWII POW’s. But, again, NO calories kills you faster than empty calories. The reason I give this advice is so that no one has to go without prepping. Anyone can start, for nearly no money, and they can survive LONGER than these prepper idiots with $90 buckets of instant foods ( where a “meal” is 90 calories ).

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Yes, it is only two months of food ( and you will probably get sick from just eating those empty calories before that two months is over ). But once folks see how easy and cheap prepping can be, then they can move up to prepping much more extensively. They can add protein and fiber and vitamins to their food. They can get more ammo. Etcetera. But first, like our doctors SHOULD be doing, Do No Harm. Don’t scare away people with a surplus of enthusiasm or paranoia. Or well meaning but off putting advice. How about, “First, let me show you how easy this is. After that, if you want to continue improving your family’s safety, come back and we’ll go from there”.

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How about, “Prepping is easy, dude. You got fifty bucks? That’ll feed you for two months, filter your water, get you light”. THAT is what newbies want to hear. Not, “well, you’ll have to get out of debt, which is about five years of spending nothing on yourself, no treats, no eating out. You’ll need to sell a car, shop in thrift stores for underwear, buy land in the middle of nowhere, then camp on that eating solar cooked wheat gruel after a running gun battle getting out of the city on a bicycle whose tube you’ll be patching up every thirty miles. Your wife WILL leave you and take the house and its a good thing you have plenty of guns because you’ll probably want to eat one”.

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Now, I hate, despise and hold up as all that is unholy salesmen. All sales involve deception. I don’t care how much you blather on about how you can always close a sale on a Win/Win, because MOST salesmen do not have those ethics. You can, probably, trust most cops. But by and large if you are ever a suspect, they WILL use lies and deceit to trick you into incriminating yourself even if you are innocent. A salesman will close the sale, because that feeds him. If you get one that helps you, you got lucky. I’d rather have a listless teenager who doesn’t care if I buy something or not, rather than a salesman on commission ( profit sharing for hourly workers is to my mind the better deal for everyone, paying for customer service and production, not deception ).

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And yes, to a certain degree you MUST act like a salesman to sell our product preparedness. You cannot sell anything by being truthful ( ask my diminishing savings LOL ). And that is a shame, because if anything most of you UNDERSELL the danger. You are vilified and ignored ( but ALWAYS noted as a future target, I guarandamntee you a jelly filled donut ) when you try to save your fellow man from their own flaming stupidity, and you don’t even know enough to share with them how hard it is going to be for anyone to survive a 99% die-off.

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But since human nature is a gold plated bitch, and you cannot change human nature, you work with what you have, which is lying, deceit, soft selling, sugar coating and bold faced untruths. BUT! There is a difference between you and the sleazy bastard selling you an unneeded medical operation so his kid can go to college. Your lies WILL improve someones lives, at least physically. You ain’t doing them any favors mentally, because doom is something you cannot go back to not seeing ( those preppers that quit were never in much danger, since it wasn’t their lives but their standard of living that was on the line, and all they stopped and gave up on was TOO much preparations for their perceived limited daily disruptions- there is a reason I derisively label them Hurricane Preppers ).

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Worse case, nothing ever happens, no one is going to really be out anything. Even a crackhead gets $180 a month in food stamps, and this plan would barely dent ONE month of that. No one else is going to miss $50. I mean, how hard is it to survive if you already have food and water? Shelter and protection can be as easy or as hard as you want to make it. You already live somewhere there is shelter and water ( and if you are living somewhere that water is oil dependent, you are living in the wrong place already, and need to have already bugged out ). I don’t include protection as a prepping cost, as I once did ( see my Frugal Survivalist book ). The reason is simple. If you subsequently went through as much decline as we have all in the last two decades and are NOT armed, you deserve to die.

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We had the Derivatives Bubble AND the Tech Wreck, AND the 2008 Crash from MORE derivatives bubbles AND the 2008 $150 Oil AND you are not yet armed, ready for crime and riots? I mean, forget the last ten years. Forget the Preppers Only Worries, and focus JUST on what the general public knows about. Forget Peak Oil, because even most preppers ignore that one, gleefully. How are you a regular citizen and see the War On Terror, the New Orleans Throw The Negroes Under The Bus After A Hurricane Response, and THEN see the 2008 food shortages and folks losing their houses and their jobs, and then NOT worry enough to buy a damn gun?

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If you are that friggin retarded, talking to YOU, every single first time gun buyer during Corona stupid ass mother humping moron douche licking cow molesting mouth breathing Darwin Reject. I’m GLAD you couldn’t buy any ammo for your gun, and if you finally did it was $1.50 a round so you only bought one box, so you will die terribly amid the carnage you helped institute with your communist voting, you vile hunks of crap. You are too stupid to live, and I hope you get a respiratory ailment from breathing through two masks alone in your car, and your butt buddy commies in China won’t sell you antibiotics, and you get sick and suffer BEFORE the Darkies you worshiped break down your door and you are ass raped repeatedly after your gun wouldn’t fire because you didn’t realize it was on safe. And THEN, they put you in the stewpot.

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Even if you were too young to realize all of the financial events would lead up to 2008, what excuse do you have for NOT being armed after eight years of Obammy and his Brown Shirt attack thugs being given permission to attack Whitey at random? If you JUST turned eighteen, how did you NOT realize the power Blacks were given to terrorize your school? Are you THAT soft headed? If you don’t understand you need to be armed, JUST from life lived in these here United States day to day, you honestly do NOT deserve to live. The first thing I did getting out of the military and moving back to California, as soon as I got a credit card, was going in debt to arm myself.

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I was stupid about it and should have acted sooner, but I sure as hell never waited for the 90’s and the serious break-downs to do it. I at least had THAT much sense. And I bought food BEFORE guns. At this point, even if you are stupid about food, how can you possibly be THAT stupid about guns? I mean, famine might at long odds not happen, but crime is just getting worse. I admit that the 70’s was bad as far as crime. We really did have a Great Depression then, and the crime reflected that. But that was from having leaders who had no clue what to do.

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Now we have leaders who are as clueless about how to reverse our economic collapse, but they are purposely making crime ten times worse than it has to be ( at least they TRIED to fight it in the 70’s, even with commie/liberal interference ). If you cannot see the looming Race War that is planned and funded, you are not paying attention. EVERY political party and EVERY politician, even your beloved Orange Jesus, is trying to kill you. And it IS your fault, for having the big swinging brass balls to want a share of the resources needed to keep you alive.

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And if, in an emergency situation you cannot improvise or steal shelter, if you don’t even have the bare necessities to live in your climate as the grid goes down more than two hours, you have little hope of ever surviving anything. Everyday in the news, more and more black outs, and you don’t have a plan? You won’t survive, even if you found a deserted Doomer Bunker, you are THAT retarded. My basic premise is that anyone paying attention should want to prep, if for nothing else than the day to day disruptions. They just don’t know how.

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And if you want to, only a moron cannot figure out on their own that they need to be armed, and they need to understand a basic plan on getting out of the rain as needed. Who never went through a natural disaster as a child? Earthquakes were regular, and we even had an evacuation from a chemical spill once. At least as I child I was aware bad things always happened. So how can anyone claim otherwise? Even if you don’t know WHAT to do, how can you say you didn’t know those kind of things happen regularly? Who doesn’t know to have a flashlight and good batteries?

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Even my good for nothing but having breasts Baby Mama knew enough to have a flashlight ready to go, even if it was in the junk drawer ( okay, I’ll admit, she had a body custom made for having kids. She was a GREAT breeder. And she did turn me on to Beverly Hills 90210, my not so secret guilty pleasure of the time, so she gets credit for that. But otherwise, worthless ). If SHE knew some basic preps, no one else should have an excuse. Everyone should have a need to want to learn, as long as you don’t scare them away. The ones who won’t arm themselves? I wouldn’t even bother. At all. They will be so stupid they will just feed one of your enemies.

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This couldn’t be simpler. And yes, I made you wade through a dozen pages to get here because I’m contrary and it amuses me, and if you just want clickbait, go read your doomer news elsewhere. I love to read and I love to write, and I have no patience with how everyone else does things. You need a tote full of flour, a water filter, a flashlight and some thrift store items, and you are prepared to survive two months. It will cost you around $50. Less than a dollar a day.

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You have 1500 calories a day, which is just enough to walk around a little with no further activity other than sitting around and scratching your ass. Now, this is of course a general guide. I’ve had wives who lived day after day for years on LESS than this. I think the general knowledge of calories was hurried during war time and never evaluated further. And you do understand, I hope, that not all calories are created equal. But as a general rule, a pound a day of grain will give you everything needed for your body, without it cannibalizing itself. Calories wise, NOT nutrient wise.

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A Sawyer water filter is THE best thing to ever happen to preppers since the LED lights. If there was ONE thing I’d invest in as a barter item for the apocalypse, it would be Sawyer filters. Now, they are not 100% absolutely needed. Boiling water is a nice low tech way to treat your water, and everything else is just an answer in search of a problem. The good thing about the Sawyer though, is that it makes treating water easier and faster. It is a nice way of transitioning from modern to primitive, IF you can afford the luxury. Which everyone should be able to do. I don’t know if anyone really knows how many gallons it will filter, but even at one quarter of the stated volume, that is STILL twice the life of the nearest competitor those Swiss filters. Which cost a butt ton more.

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Why did I go with middlin quality guns rather than the best ones? Because One Is None. Duh. I’d rather have multiples of Good Enough rather than one Best. As with guns, so with water filters. JUST having one is not a good idea. At $20 each, all but the beginner can have more than one unit. Of course, don’t be a moron. Buy a thrift store aluminum pot for a buck or two, in case the Sawyer filter fails. At the same time, by a used pan there as well. If you need one, a butcher knife, or a bunch of steak knives if you want some spear tips. The thrift store is great for prepping.

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So, we are in for $15 for seventy-five pounds of flour. $6 for a plastic tote to keep them in ( leave in the bag, if you live in a dry climate. If it is weevil bait, you’ll need to buy a few Mylar bags and freeze the flour first to kill the eggs. Seal with an iron ). $3 for a thrift store pot and pan ( one for water and making coffee, a prepper essential but already owned by everyone so no charge, and the other for cooking your bread products. Flat pancakes are better than no food, even for those who cannot cook. Throw in a $2 bottle of oil so the flour isn’t wasted burnt on the bottom of the pan ). And $20 for a Sawyer filter. Last, spend $3 to $5 for a Family Dollar LED flashlight with batteries.

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No one is saying those batteries will last two months. But it is a start. And you can always salvage more batteries out of toys or remotes or smoke detectors. Yes, duh, obviously, thank you Captain Obvious. You can add a LOT more, just on bare bones basics. Like a knife sharpener. But you are missing the point ( hell, needs must, use a damn rock you pick up off the ground on the knife. Be a studly improviser, rather than a Gear Queer ). The point is this is a field demonstration to sell the prepper lifestyle on the unsuspecting and naive. It is a technique. Get it? Now go out there and help your idiot friends and family. If they don’t want to play, you know who gets added to the Darwin Award list when the SHTF.

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