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.

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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.

( .Y. )

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Saturday, July 17, 2021

July Article & E-Mail Subscriptions

 July Article & E-Mail Subscriptions

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INVESTING IN FOOD

I’m yelling at you, these last few months ( well, years now, but I’ve increased my urgency these last few months ), that you need to drop everything and go Full Retard on food. And I’m not talking Full Retard like you should spend money on food as a priority and all your extra money goes to food. I’m talking about breaking into the saving account to buy food. I’m saying if I didn’t have enough food, I’d cash out my 401k to buy food ( and buy junk land, so the bank could never repo my home with all my food in it ).

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Look, I’m not going to try to sell you on some new and unique disaster barreling down on us like Biden’s Handmaiden is going to go full commie retard, or that this is a Thousand Year Drought, or that we will run out of oil tomorrow. Those things CAN happen, but that is not why I’m concerned. I’m concerned that all the old disasters are repeating themselves ( economic, political, environmental. Don’t you worry none now, ya hear. I’ll be getting into those details ) and this time there is no way to stop them from completing their Going To Crap cycle. I’m increasing my food, and I have little money and really no need to do it, but that is how worried I am.

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I really don’t have any extra room to put more food ( well, I have far more room than storage containers ), but somehow I managed to reorganize and repurpose and squeezed in another three hundred pounds of flour. And that is just THIS months panic buy. I have no idea how Wal-Mart can still offer flour for $5.18 for twenty-five pound sacks, but I’m taking advantage of their oversight. I am constantly adding to the regular grocery stockpile, always finding more ways to find extra room. And I started out before Corona with over fifteen man years of calories. I should be up very close to twenty, now, and yet is is NOT enough ( recall- me, NOL and three Coneheads ).

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Honestly, if I had the containers, I’d put more savings into food than what I did my arsenal and precious metals combined ( don’t get excited. I ALWAYS prep cheap, so my “expensive” is probably not yours ). Why don’t I just bite the bullet and buy containers? Because while I have spent a quarter the price of food on containers, and at times even spent half, right now you are lucky to JUST spend half. Right now a Home Despot bucket costs $1.20 a gallon. Wheat is $1.25 a gallon. A Wal-Mart steel trash can is $2.50 a gallon, twice the price of the wheat.

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I’m NOT spending the insane amounts on storage containers, because I don’t have to. I have food out the wazoo. I’m mostly spending the savings on everyday grocery items ( prioritizing climate control stored food over containers. The containers could go outside in sheds or the basement ). Because frankly, I see the Corona 2020 Bare Shelves coming again, but on steroids. And while I have wheat out the wazoo, I don’t have regular weekly shopping items in the quantities I desire. ONLY fifty packs of mac & cheese? ONLY fifteen cases of Top Ramen? ONLY four cases of pork and beans? ONLY fifteen pounds of instant rice? ONLY 25 pounds of pinto’s to make my own refried beans? These are the stockpile deficiencies I’m fixing ( to give perspective, each of the above we only eat once a week ).

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That is just self stable dinner starches. I keep a rotating stock of fifty pounds of raw potatoes, and am drying more every day. I am comfortable at six months everyday food ( not including the apocalypse stock ) stocked, but REALLY am growing uncomfortable now and want to try to edge that up to a years worth ( as soon as the shelves emptied, I’d cut the meat portions in half, so to take my six months freezer meat and double that. Despite the danger of the social unrest probably taking out the grid soon after. Once that happens I have extra canning jars and propane ).

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So, I’m NOT worried about starving. I fixed that soon after 2008. I’m worried about not having enough non-apocalypse food. And yes, you COULD call me a spoiled little Yuppie Scum bitch, but I don’t care. Because I went Full Frugal on all my apocalypse preps, and have more than I can use, I feel I deserve to spoil myself buying the regular food I eat every day ( I still eat one third my calories in whole wheat. But I treat myself to a regular dinner, for being a good boy and eating all that horse food ).

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I’ve BEEN yelling at you to go all out on prepping food. Because I think ALL the food surplus is going to be ending soon. I’m just now adding, even if you got your several years of collapse food, now go crazy on everyday eating food. Because more disruptions ARE guaranteed. And why is this? Mainly, it is the economy, stupid. Look, nothing is new here. We had food shortages ( 2008 rice, 2020 everything ) already. We already had $150 oil that crushed the economy. We already had global droughts. We had economic collapses in 1929, 1971 and 2008. We are still in the 2008 Depression, and THAT is what worries me.

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Because we never fixed the Depression. WWII fixed the first Depression. Turning on the credit and currency spigots “fixed” the 1970’s Depression. Which indirectly caused the 2008 Depression. And then, we ONLY doubled down on the Derivatives bets to “recover”, which made the 2019 collapse far worse than it should have been. The 1920’s Oil Glut caused the first Depression, the 1970’s domestic Peak Oil killed our global Industrial Age economy, and the 2005 global Peak CONVENTIONAL Oil caused the 2008 Depression. I know, I just gave you other causes previously. But lack of oil forces economic solutions to fail. As long as you have energy, you can cheat financially. Come energy decline, all those cheats kick you in the ass. The end of Fracking Oil in 2019 uncovered the global rotted financial shenanigans.

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We were able to “cheat” with derivatives because of the fracking oil. But fracking oil can be as bad as a 1:2 net energy return. Our economy limps along on a return of 1:10. One unit invested to deliver two units is actually a loss, because we are drawing down infrastructure already created. So the ten years “recovery” using fracking oil was never a cure, only a Kick The Can. Don’t blame Trump or Biden. The cards were stacked against them. Blame every stupid ass, which probably includes you and I, who ever thought a finite resource was a good place to bet on.

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What is that house purchase, what is the reliance on Social Security, what is an auto dependence, but a bet on Forever Oil? The chickens have come home to roost. I need you to think about 2019 and Corona this way. It was an economic collapse WHILE IN THE MIDDLE OF ANOTHER ECONOMIC COLLAPSE. Get it? We had an economic collapse caused by an energy contraction, we only papered it over by blatant central bank manipulations, and those finally went sour by another energy contraction AND the covering financial solutions going bad. Our only choice to buy a smidgen more time was to kill the 70% Consumer Economy.

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And what we are looking at now is that time running out. Despite the bankers hiding all the indicators we used to detect the 2007/2008 collapse, it is getting hard to ignore the banking system, AGAIN, less than two years later, having another liquidity crisis ( look up Interest Rate Swaps if you want to hurt your brain. It is at a minimum a $300 TRILLION failing leverage bet ). The last one emptied the store shelves. Now, add in a minimum of 2,000% COMPLETE money supply creation last year, to the derivatives doubled down on. This is all happening now, several crisis simultaneously. Each one worse than the last. Because each derivatives failure since the 1980’s was an exponentially worse failure. The last one almost killed the global economy. Now, exponential that to this.

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Now, because you think I’m exaggerating, ask yourself this. If I am wrong, why is the complete political organization of the western world going Full Retard? You can’t blame this just on Biden. Every western nation government is trying to keep administering coup de grace’s to the back of the head of their economy. It is allowing rampaging Muzzies free autonomy to kill and burn, or opening borders, or adding more debt after they couldn’t pay the old loans, or just adding more Corona lock downs. We have collectively lost our friggin minds. Why?

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Don’t you think it is because they ARE aware of how bad things are? Perhaps they know that the lock down semi trucks were cannibalized for parts, and the next empty shelves will see a greatly reduced truck fleet unable to respond to increased demand. Perhaps they know that the grid keeps going down not because of “da weather” but because of computer chip failures. Perhaps they know the US oil supply is down 50% and tanks should start to go dry, soon.

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Perhaps they know Saudi is completely in the Russia/China camp now and the western world is now down 10% in total supply, just from that one source. Perhaps they know there is no gold or silver in London to prop up the Paper Precious Metals, which gave the illusion of Dollar strength. Perhaps they know the economy of the western world is ALREADY freezing up. If we didn’t recover twelve years ago, and we are ten times worse off financially now, PLUS have a lot less oil, how does any of this have a happy ending?

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And that is JUST economics and eneregy. Now consider your glorious leaders. They want you to fight each other, rather than string them up from a lamppost. If they know the center cannot hold, that the famines and diseases ( no Chinese meds, right? Partially staffed going bankrupt hospitals, remember? ) are guaranteed, how could they NOT turn us against each other? Do you think Diversity Hire Girl is so stupid she cannot guess she is Target #1 come collapse? She is dumber than a box of blondes, but she is cunning enough to know that much.

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Joe, well, he has no idea what year it is, or what his name is, or who that strange women who keeps insisting she is a doctor is. Even if the crowds lynched him, I don’t think he’d know enough to be frightened. And that wouldn’t be very satisfactory for a blood crazed crowd, who WILL take out as many of the leaders who caused this mess as possible, before they themselves starve. So our glorious democratically elected officials WILL make sure we have a target besides themselves. It will be Red and Blues, and White and Black. And that is just the obvious enemies.

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Remember, the Whites couldn’t beat the Reds in Russia, having no unifying goals other than Anyone But Lenin. And that was a battle for a resource rich country. Not only do neither side have real unity of the factions, there is nothing to win in the coming war. This is going to be a god awful mess, and over stocking food is JUST the first problem to be overcome. But NOT having too much food means you cannot solve any other problem. You can die for Das Homeland hungry, or you can die with a full belly. Your choice.

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I told you all the end of 2019 that the economy was down, that we were repeating 2008. I had no idea the course of events, but I was right about the trigger. I knew it would be bad, but had no idea how bad it was going to get. Now, if I’m right again about generalities, but am once against UNDER betting on the severity, after you’ve read all of the above, can’t you guess perhaps it would behoove you to light your hair on fire and act accordingly? I’m NOT a prophet. I just don’t think obvious visible trend lines should be ignored or dismissed with a helping of optimism.

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You don’t feed seven billion with oil, and still feed them as the oil supply contracts. It is as easy and simply as that. We are just arguing over the time line. This is nothing new, other than in its seemingly more obvious end of the line. Sure, I could be wrong. But I’m not telling you to spend the rent on food. I’m telling you to NOT burn any bridge, but to pay as much as you can because you should be panicking. Pay until it hurts, but not to the point it is a bet you cannot lose. I’d rather deplete my savings and be wrong and have to start saving again, than be right and without enough food.

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Friday, June 25, 2021

June 2021

 

June 2021

Ammo Shortages And Strategy

If you have been going along with the End Of Corona celebrations, you are certainly not alone. I’m actually thankful that the communists are allowing me to live a little longer, by not having to wear a mask that restricts my breathing and makes my main intake lung waste excretions. I will say, even though the dingus lickers in Las Vegas have technically turned us into a Blue State, the rest outside that metro area is pretty solidly Red, and the Democrat governor could have been a LOT worse. He could have been as bad as the last RINO governor ( may his putrid soul rot in the lower depths of Hell for all eternity ).

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I just want to be the first to tell you, congratulations, have a beer for me, and now wake the hump up, Nancy Boy. Things just got WORSE, not better, at the end of the PlanDemic. The Corona was a cover for the September 2019 Banker Liquidity Crisis, brought about by the peak of Fracking Oil, nothing more and nothing less ( yes, I submit to you we could have bio-attacked China, or they us, but the simplest explanation that Follows The Money is Banker Scum ). The Corona was a kick the can down the road, freezing resource use, from resources we didn’t have.

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It didn’t work. Compliance was crap, and everybody still wanted to engage in Forever Happy Motoring ( wonder why US Ally Taiwan, with 70% of the globes computer chips, is having problems supplying chips, 18 months later? Could it be, another way to drastically shrink the fleet of vehicles that needs fracking fuel we don’t have, hmmm? ). Corona was MEANT to crush the economy, in popular perception. But it didn’t work. Now Biden is here, meaning we can blame everything to come on an Alzheimer's Andy. We don’t need Corona anymore.

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I’ll be the first to admit, I thought Biden’s fake election was to pacify the Mostly Peaceful Protesters. I thought Diversity Girl would already be in office. I had little idea, at first, that Biden HAD to be elected, to cover the collapse. Again, Follow The Mother Humpin Money. This isn’t your fake politics, both parties run by the same elite, when communism is a False Flag ( not to say we haven’t segregated. We have. If YOU haven’t, get the hell out of that Blue Enclave, ya dumb ass. No one thinks this real estate bubble will last ). This is about money, the ONLY thing our Betters care about.

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You might have already had your upper elite flee to New Zealand or Switzerland, but all the lower rungs have a vested interest in keeping the attention solidly away from themselves as we have no choice but to collapse ( if any of you alternate energy pukes think we can have a functioning economy-which includes shipping crap around-on four to ten million LESS barrels of oil a day, you are delusional ). We must have the Divide And Conquer paradigm ( in existence for near sixty years ) ratcheted up to eleven. In the long run, Defund The Po-Leece is about saving local government, but in the short run it is about turning us against each other. As is Black Innocent/White Guilty persecutions.

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Since the collapse is baked into the cake, and you’ve already been served your portion at the Kiddy Table, you can forget about The Economic Collapse. That is done. The only thing you can do about it, the only thing you SHOULD be doing about it, is buying food. Forget Prepper Food. Buy all the grocery store food that you can, immediately. Shelf stable foods for the bulk of your calories. Calories that will give you the energy to keep gardening, hunting, trapping and scrounging. White flour or white rice will kill you if that is all you eat, but it will also give you the immediately needed energy to pick wild plants for vitamins and enzymes, and build a chicken coop out of your garage for some protein.

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If I hear one of you say, I don’t have the room for storage food, I will crap blood into my whitey tighties. OF COURSE you have the room! I have a years calories from flour and sugar on just five book shelves in my home office ( yes, I only partially part the blinds, so no one sees it. I still get enough sunshine in, to retain sanity and eyesight ). And that is JUST supplemental food for breakfast and lunch. I’m poor as hump, and I did that the last year pinching my grocery budget money. Store whatever strikes your fancy, from oatmeal to rice. I’m smarter than you, and store the tastiest AND cheapest, but to each their own.

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What you lack is not storage space, but the will to sacrifice a room in your House And Garden showcase to turn over to food storage. Stop Half Assing it. Did you not get the memo that the economy collapsed? And make sure your cat has a run of the room, for rodent control. Mice are nasty creatures, but they are also more tenacious than a three hundred pound gal at the end of the line into the bakery, with a free coupon. Cat food is cheap, legions of asswhores are abandoning pets because they cannot even take care of themselves, and cats were domesticated for one reason.

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It wasn’t because they had good attitudes. It was because they are great at hunting and killing small game ( do NOT starve your cat. A well fed cat will hunt and kill for the sheer joy, and if they are well fed they have the energy to hunt BETTER ). Ask anyone in Europe if killing cats so they cannot kill flea carriers is a good idea. Oh, wait, they are all dead from bubonic plague ( actually, cats avoid rats, because then the cats get their asses kicked. Those little terrier dogs love to kill rats, and are rat killing machines. Put it this way. A trained rat dog will kill rats with more enthusiasm than licking their balls ).

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Food is NOT expensive. Yet. It will be. If you aren’t a dumbass, and only store what you eat and eat what you store ( which ain’t MRE’s. Just saying ), and you buy the ever living crap out of food NOW, you also have a nice little hedge against inflation in food prices. Right now, all the fools who think the dollar or dollar denominated crypto’s will retain any value are buying financial assets such as tech stocks that rely on those computer chips we don’t have. Once a few smarter of those actually want to revert to physical assets, and that WILL happen as sure as the sun rises from the east every morning, all that fed inflation, the HUNDREDS of trillions, will move into things like food.

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Especially as food is sold to China, as crop failures become normal and as we see a further break down in supply chains ( the cyber attacks are from us, not Russia, and they are being used to mask the supply chain break down. Food can’t get to your grocer is just a Continental Pipeline event away ), AND as the race war goes kinetic. One of these days, the Postal factory will become the Postal neighborhood or ghetto. I can HOPE not, but I can guarantee you that It Is All About The Food.

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Now, in case you kind of missed it, in case you just used the Short Bus as your public transportation mode, I think food is about ten to twenty times as important as guns and ammo, and in case you missed how much I value guns and ammo, did I mention that the collapse is already here? In a collapse of civilization ( THAT is what we are ultimately looking at, NOT just an economic collapse ), you see a ninety percent die-off, as a starting point. It happened to Rome ( they had no where to go, as the continent had soil degradation issues, so where else COULD they go but six feet under? OF COURSE I want guns and guns accessories. Duh ).

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I’m not some organic feed pellet soy eater who hugs trees and wants to just get along with everybody. I know that with lots of food, and lots of guns, I’m STILL probably going to die. I just want the chance to attempt to avoid what is a high probability event. And I have dedicated a lot more time and energy and discipline to prepping than most people. As a percentage of income, I’ve probably outspent most people. A particularly vicious ex-wife taught me very early how to live on almost nothing, and I’ve kept living on almost nothing so all my money could go to preps.

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I also probably have more ammunition than most of you, and fewer guns. Because guns are going to be everywhere, and ammunition will NOT. Ammunition is always the weak link to using firearms, and while smokeless powder made every swinging civilian dingus a very capable militiaman, it also made us very dependent on centralized civilization to provide us with that ammunition. THAT is the ultimate gun control, and if you didn’t learn that lesson in the last year plus, I hold zero hope for your survival. I MIGHT not be part of that possible ten percent of survivors, but you DEFINITELY will not be.

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You can, given enough surplus nitrates you can spare from fertilizer, perhaps make your own black powder. Smokeless, not so much. Smokeless primers? No way. Notice what is THE most in shortages in the ammunition components? Primers. You can downsize your battle rifle to shoot carbine rounds, stretching out your powder and brass, but you need those primers and there isn’t any short cut there. I would say I hate to tell you this, but actually, I’m LOVING it. Here goes. Ready? You Cannot Own Semi Automatic Weapons During An Ammo Shortage.

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Stop! I want you to understand a very simple thing. A female cannot act like a male, physically. Are we agreed? A typical slightly built average male off the street can usually outperform a female after she went through training and a specialized diet. A diet unsustainable in an era of failing crop outputs and increased population. A young female recruit has the bones and ligaments of a fifty year old man. Bitches be different.

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Now, after that, can you sit there and tell me that you can change your physical chemistry through willpower? If a female cannot will greater performance from a substandard body, can a male do the same thing? I’m NOT talking about forcing the last reserves of energy after your mind is fatigued. I am saying, can you mentally change what is physically impossible? Of course you cannot. And guess what. Your brain physically produces chemicals under stress. Adrenaline being one. And when that happens, your performance is altered.

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If you have a semi-automatic weapon, 99 times out of a hundred, you will jerk the crap out of your trigger, to produce the maximum amount of lead downrange to neutralize the threat to your life. Your body WILL protect itself, and it gives Crap One about your logistics trail. Or, lack thereof. You have brain secretions, that you have no control over ( how much control over your sex drive did you have? ), doing this. I’m am NOT saying training, long extensive and expensive training, or experience will not cure this. It will. I am saying that almost none of you have that extensive training. I know I sure as hell didn’t, and I was in a combat arm. As a result, I dismiss the use of semi-automatic weapons for survivalism. I own none.

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I owned none twenty-five years prior to Corona and the current ammunition shortage. Don’t take that the wrong way. I LOVE semi-automatic weapons. I love fully automatic weapons. I want both. But I cannot have either. Because food is so much more important than guns, as important as guns are, and since it is all about the food, I have to prioritize. I cannot be a Spray And Pray’er. I cannot yell, Cover Me, as I assault a building in lustful Ninja glee, or Berserker rage. I was reduced to relying on guerrilla warfare and living in less populated areas. And now that I’m old, thank goodness for my previous poverty.

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Because guerrilla warfare is not only safer, and more effective, and uses a heck of a lot less ammunition, you have no other choice once you age. Because, super deluxe moron, you cannot change your body by desire, what your body cannot do. You WILL lose muscle mass and endurance for the simple reason that you lose testosterone, while you age. And if you take any of that snake oil crap to Boost Production, I’d wager a jelly filled donut that you will destroy your organs in the process ( what part of Snake Oil Medicine didn’t you understand? ).

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If you did not pallet buy ammunition before the current shortage, I don’t think you possess the ability to fight an Industrial Age war, wasting ammunition as a matter of course. Let me explain that Assault Weapon concept to you, again. The Nazi’s, like most other resource poor counties, had riflemen trained as marksmen, to act as infantrymen. They didn’t waste ammunition as much as aim it ( the Brits loved their volume fire, but still valued marksmanship. The Americans trained in Basic as marksmen, and then retrained in combat theaters to waste the ever loving crap out of ammunition, blasting the landscape away as a defensive measure. But they had the resources to continually supply that ammo, where few others did ).

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The Germans did NOT go to an assault carbine to waste ammunition. They COULDN’T. Not that late in the war. What they were forced into doing was replacing all the finally expended Mauser stockpiles after two world wars. They were running out of rifles, both for regular troops and the Das Homeland troops soon to be. The Germans were already transitioned to cheaper produced small arms, and the Assault weapons were the end result. They could be produced so much cheaper and faster and with less resources than the older tech rifles.

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The increased magazines did not translate into increased ammunition expenditure. The carbine round was half the battle rifle round, again, to reduce resource use. Troops were still expected to be marksmen, and if they used up too much ammunition the now decreased logistics train ( because now they had TWICE the ammunition ) would soon modify that behavior. It wasn’t about MORE firing, it was about needing to resupply less, AND cheaper to replace arms. Only Americans had the embarrassing glut of resources to waste ammunition.

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You perhaps recall why the Japanese lost in 1942, despite fighting on? They lost those vital aircraft carriers they simply could not replace. THAT is what resource scarcity looks like in the real, non-American world. Now, knowing every excuse in the book you will throw at me, because you HAVE used them all to no avail, I imagine you are going to say something like, gee, I understand the Legions Of Saint George Floyd are now on the warpath and I know I must Ammo Up and I’m selling extra guns and I want to own a minimum of 15k rounds of ammo per type of semi-auto carbine and I’m selling my RV ( due to high demand ) to get even more money and where do I sign up?

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And I say, go find some. Even if you have both moved out of the worst Blue zones ( I know, it might be impossible to move out of ALL of them ) and stocked the crap out of food, because location, location, location and FOOD as Priority One, you still might not be able to find what you want or need. And realistically, 99% of all wives out there, even Survivalist Wives, are not going to allow you to wantonly piss away money on ammo and mags anyway. The odds are most of you, even with supply AND budget, STILL cannot practice enough and also stock enough for the apocalypse. Which follows Mostly Peaceful Protests, the boogaloo, AND Bosnia/Rwanda. That is a LOT of ammo you’ll need.

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Again, the Great Depression was caused by the bankers, but it would have been been almost as bad otherwise, because you had a Petroleum AND Industrializing Glut. You had overproduction and falling wages due to Farm-To-Factory. The only way to stop the Great Depression was to set fire to everything in overproduction, which we did through Lend Lease and a massive global size war which was literally fought by shoving material at the enemy ( lots kinetic, lots of the delivery vehicles for those ). We WANTED the sea beds littered with hundreds of cargo ships and war ships. We WANTED every infantryman to fire dozens of rounds where one used to suffice ( the War Of Northern Aggression was in some ways fought similarly, but of course within the limitations of the day as a Coal Powered military ).

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Vietnam was about one thing, and that was a duplication of WWII, to revive a failing economy. We dropped more bombs in JUST neutral countries in southeast Asia than we did in all of WWII. Because we couldn’t sink enough ships to save the Military Industrial Economy ( remember, we were also starting the Welfare state AND maxing out nuclear war infrastructure at the same time, so we were going Full Retard on Industrial Goods To Be Destroyed ), we filled the air in the South with helicopters and the North with bombers. By this time, assault carbines were made for the explicit purpose of wasting ammunition.

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Our military has been there since 1861 to waste factory goods, to enrich all those profiting off the Industrial/Oil Ages. But that lasted only 110 years. By the end of Vietnam, we had used up and destroyed our Industrial Military. Destroyed not as in “goody, we get to replace those units at Cost Plus”, but as in an institution that was no longer able to be financed and maintained. Fully automated weapons were always predicated on their replacement ability. And semi-automatic has always just been about a smaller version of automatic weapons.

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At least with full auto you have the weapon weight or the stability of a vehicle mount to really aim the rounds. With semi, you pretty much waste them all, unless you are highly trained at doing otherwise. Anyone can go down to Home Despot and buy lumber and half ass build something. But it takes a carpenter to build it well and correct. Buying a semi-auto is just you going to the lumber store. It does NOT confer any talent upon you. For that you need an ammo budget almost none of you have. What I am saying is that you must fight with what you have, not with what you want to be. I’d love to be a carpenter, but have no inclination to practice and invest in that skill set. So my crap is out of plumb and has the crooked ends of nails mashed into the soft crap pine.

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I would love to have semi-auto weapons, but without training I’d waste 90% of the rounds. Which I cannot afford to stockpile anyway. And I know my marksmanship training would follow the 80/20 rule. I’d spend 80% more and only gain 20% more proficiency. But that is just me understanding my limitations. Look, just go and play a game of paintball. You’ll find out in one afternoon and probably under $100 how quick you’ll blow through ammunition under close enough ( logistically ) to combat conditions, if you don’t want to believe me.

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After my personal experience in the above, I even tried to find out if anyone even played with the older style guns that had to be manually loaded each round, and found nothing. Of course, that was twenty five years ago, and Wal-Mart didn’t carry them back then. I have no idea if you could compare the two types in practice. I think, if you could, you’ll find my theory to be sound that manual reloading forces you to slow down and aim, and semi auto encourages you to fire even faster. I submit to you that under stress, a bolt action ( I’ll just use that, knowing other have pumps or levels, as shorthand ) FORCES you to aim.

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Your Lizard Brain, the primitive selfish part of your brain ONLY concerned with your personal welfare ( as opposed to your Monkey Mind, that socializing part that pretty much runs the show, because Tribal. The part that makes you show off in front of the other monkey’s for Group Status Points, like claiming a semi-auto makes you a studly warrior king ) is in charge of keeping you in the gene pool. With a semi auto, Lizard Brain is screaming to shoot faster, ever faster, to save his hide. You spasmodically jerk the trigger, because you were mostly trained by Hollywood and you know enough bullets equals hits. With a bolt action, your Lizard Brain is screaming at you to Make This Shot Count, because you only have one shot, because Hollywood trains you that if you must stop jerking the trigger to reload, the More Bullets guy will kill you.

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In the universe of Gun Fu, all the cool kids win by calmly, ever so calmly, shooting a million rounds down range, all oh so carefully placed. And if you can be that well trained guy, well, you go, boyo. More power to you. Back in the real world, none of us are that well trained or experienced. And if you are, you are STILL an idiot. Because you will be placing yourself in harms way to fight like that. You are fighting like a soldier. You are fighting in a shield wall or a musketry line. And while that sounds cool in fiction, it is placing your body in harms way, you are hoping Lady Lucks finds you so irresistible and well hung ( sorry, guys, you need girth more than length. I’ve had plenty of “ouch, you’re bottoming out”, which is not the same as “ouch, stop trying to stuff that in” ) she will favor you.

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All the cool American kids wanted to play Indian in the woods, from personal experience understanding what a superior mode of fighting that was. Meanwhile, George Washington, wooden teeth prick who started out sucking up to the Brits, wanted his men to fight just like the Bestest Super power Of The Day, lining up and firing at each other in rank and file. Because by wasting Continental lives, he was proving he was just as good as any European power. If you’ve ever been in the military, all your officers had this sneering class distinction attitude. The Dirt People are only good enough to be cannon fodder.

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Don’t fight like they want you to fight. Not only is it the wrong way to fight, it isn’t very successful. In the end, the government always wins, on a pile of bodies. Fight like an Indian, like a guerrilla. Ancient warfare, tribal warfare, was guerrilla warfare- the ambush and fighting dirty, with no personal daring do deeds to prove heroism, the preferred tactic. Yeah, it takes balls just to get close to the enemy. You don’t have to prove yourself beyond that. Fight to win, not to be a heroic soldier. It is after all your life.

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And, I submit to you, the best way to fight to win is to fight with modern weapons. Compared to crossbows, swords or black powder muskets, even a rimfire is preferable to fighting close and/or in the open. The longer you can stay stocked in modern smokeless weapons, AND using guerrilla warfare, the better your odds are of surviving ( or, your descendants. Don’t use up all the ammo yourself, you selfish prick ). And the best way to conserve your ammunition is with bolt action rifles.

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Now, I don’t expect you to run out and buy a bolt action. Number one, good luck finding it. Or its ammunition. Number two, most likely you already have a semi-auto. And number three, did I mention the ammo? But you CAN have a bolt action AK-47 or AR-15. I grant you, they kind of suck as bolt actions. That isn’t how they were designed. But they will do, and do nicely, most likely. If the alternative is that you don’t have enough ammunition to use them as they WERE designed.

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If you have an AK, just search for “disable the AK gas system”, or perhaps “SKS” instead. I was instructed on this possibility using an SKS, but imagine you are right in the ball park with an AK. But this was also long ago and I never wrote down the instructions, no longer having the SKS and always being a very poor researcher or record keeper. I understand the Yugo SKS had an option of turning it off, so as to use a grenade launcher, but it has been too long since I researched price or availability. I liked the SKS, being poor enough when the Chink ones were as affordable as the Lee-Enfield, but I don’t believe either are now.

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I have been armed with the Lee-Enfield for a long time, but they are no longer affordable. Those left are crap quality and collector prices. I think they are THE premier apocalypse rifle, build as a tank, and being a battle rifle ( but also able to be a carbine. Look up “The Load”, which is using Red Dot shotgun powder to fill up the case while using a pistol size cast bullet ). But for the crime and boogaloo, since I had the extra at the time, I invested in the AR-15. I’ll use that until it is time to go post-apocalypse and I have my beloved bayonet and buttstroking options.

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You can buy a $60 gas adjustment tool to install on your AR. I couldn’t de-pin the damn front sight, so I was unable to use that. BUT! You can far more easily punch out the gas tube. Take the tube, and reverse the S shape of it using a clamp and hand pressure. Now, reinstall using a new pin ( shop for affordable AR parts at Primary Arms dotcom ), and the gas hole is now facing up rather than down over the hole in the barrel. NEVER, ever re-bend and re-use that tube for semi-auto firing. Buy a new tube for $8. Reusing the old one, since it was bent, it most likely blows up on you.

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Anyway, now you have a bolt action AR. Buy a spare charging handle or two, as you will be using the heck out of it. Still, with a pin, a tube AND a couple of extra charging handles, it is still much cheaper than an adjustable gas port. Yes, you must take the rifle off your shoulder to work the action. So what? I do the same with the Enfield. And the AR has THE best cheek weld under speed I’ve ever encountered, myself. And now I have a modern gun, easily worked on with dirt cheap parts for sale ( NOT the case with the Enfield ), but still a bolt action to save me big bucks on ammo.

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Now, I STILL know what you are thinking. Gee, the ammo shortage will reverse itself, like always. Because, well, that’s what has always happened, and we’ve been in an economic collapse for fifty years, minimum. Well, no, we’ve been in an economic DECLINE for fifty some odd years. And I know I cannot prove that we are now in an actual collapse, but I have to trust that the majority of you know, in your heart of hearts, that this is as true and as plain as the end of your nose. We can argue that the DotCom Bubble was the beginning of the end, or 2008. I like 2005, the global Peak Oil ( conventional oil. Shut up, fracking fags ).

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It doesn’t matter. The point is that there are no more recessions and then recoveries. There are only stages of collapse, and the only recoveries are as fictional as the Corona “Pandemic”. In a collapse, crap simply just stops working. Like our supply chains. Go out there and try to find some full strength aspirin or AAA batteries under a buck apiece, and tell me our supply chains are recovering. And if you think I’m full of crap over the stress induced firing frenzy with semi-auto weapons, look into the police shootings incidents reports. Professionals ( that ain’t YOU ) under combat lose control and spray and pray. It happens, to better folks than you. Not to be insulting, but almost every one of you is an armchair warrior, not a real one. I’m just being realistic. Are you?

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