Gold is Good, But Peanut Butter’s Better

(*This is a post that I made in October of 2011. It was prescient then and even more so today. )

It’s the doomsdayer’s perfect storm. On the same day the Dow crashes, a small asteroid hits the earth just as an earthquake triggers a tsunami … you get the idea. It doesn’t look good.

A few weeks have passed, the cupboards are bare and you’re hungry – really, really hungry. So hungry you could almost bring yourself to eat Tofu.  Someone sees your plight and makes you an offer. You can have a pound of gold or a pound of peanut butter, what would you do?

It’s a no brainer. Unless you were Ebeneezer Scrooge, you’d be all over the peanut butter.  I’m not saying gold isn’t a terrific investment, but in the scheme of things, everything needs to be prioritized. If you’re like most Americans, and are having trouble making ends meet, you need to look at the big picture. You can go weeks without food and just a few days without water, so the top priority becomes obvious.

You need to take care of you and your family’s physical needs first.

The Survivors Mindset

First and foremost, you need to come to the complete realization that we are just entering an era of unbelievable hard times. Years of failed government programs, half the citizens on some sort of assistance, toxic bank loans, corrupt, inept and out of touch elected officials, oppressive business regulations and unrelenting taxation has all come together to form the Perfect Meltdown Storm.

While most people don’t even know where to start, the thought of “prepping” is totally daunting, yet not taking any action and placing your faith in the same people that helped create the problem to turn things around is far, far worse.

Winston Churchill said it best “Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning”.
You need to create an action plan, commit to it, and get started.

Determine what kind of a supply you wish to have, week, month or whatever. Start with the basics; food and water. If you become overwhelmed at the thought, start out with a simple short term supply to get the feel for it. You can build the supply as you go.

Understand that economic collapse is only one possibility. Natural disasters, terrorism and civil unrest are all possibilities. In any case, having food and water just makes sense in these uncertain times. If something really goes South, It might take a few weeks to see just how good or bad things are shaping up to be.

In the event of a true disaster, food and water will be as scarce as a politician with scruples and all the gold and silver in the world won’t satiate your hunger.

After you have taken care of food and water and have some left over money, go out and buy some more food and water. Then buy gold.

Dennis Evers is a former police chief and best selling author, visit his blog at http://www.proficientprepping.wordpress.com

 

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I’m Back

Some of you have probably been wondering where I have been over the past 18 months. It’s simple, I took a break and focused on projects around the property, including moving to a smaller house, building a carport and woodshed out of recycled oil field pipe and scrap pro panel.

We have also been traveling a lot, been to Panama numerous times to visit my daughter who lives on the canal, practice my Spanish and just forget about the world for awhile.

I’ve also been busy with several really neat projects, including a wind generator, micro back hoe and a portable power pack that allows you to charge almost any tool, laptop, appliance or nicad, lion and alkaline batteries from a 35 watt solar panel.

Make no mistake, things are heating up, just today they cancelled the Oregon Rose parade because the Antifa won’t tolerate intolerance, real or imaginary. Go figure

If you are still prepping, time to amp it up as the number and variety of threats are growing exponentially.

Take a minute and read this prescient post I created back in October of 2011. It reads as though I just wrote it.

Glad to be back, and I will start posting some of my projects as time allows.

Thanks and God Bless!

The godfather prepper.

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Coping with Unrelenting Upheaval

We are living in a time of unprecedented upheaval and danger. Things have degraded so rapidly that a person awaking from a coma wouldn’t recognize the world we live in.

In my lifetime I have watched society in general devolve from a healthy group of citizens with common goals that typically included industriousness, marriage, family, country and faith into a mass of Godless, self obsessed, gender confused, doped, drugged and corralled texting sheeple, incapable of critical thinking and with their palms up always out and up, awaiting the next handout.

Volumes could be written on the reasons for the complete disintegration of society, but I firmly believe the causation is really quite simple. We have not only lost our moral compass, but we are teaching the youth that one never existed.

Patriotism and prayer weren’t exclusive of each other, and were unabashedly and enthusiastically embraced. We knew as a society that God almighty had blessed us and we were grateful. We fought and won wars that stopped madmen whereas now we send brave men and women to all parts of the globe to fight corporate and political wars. Our “leaders” act with absolute impunity and arrogance. Corruption is rampant in all sectors of society, government, corporate and private. We have people that should be in prison running for office because obfuscation, lies and cover ups are the norm and not the exception. Traitorous behavior is commonplace, and when you look back and see when this country was at its apex, its moral compass was at its strongest.

I weep for my grandchildren. They will never experience the power of patriotism that attracted and united people of all countries and cultures with a common goal of becoming an American citizen. Not for the handouts, but for the opportunity to do great things and contribute. They will never experience a society that used Gods commands as the moral compass, with huge corporations sponsoring television and radio programs that extolled the virtues of the Creator and moral living, and where the majority of politicians overwhelmingly acknowledged God and kept Him in mind when carrying out their duties.

I weep because they will never see a society comprised of nuclear families, as God intended but rather will grow up in a country that promotes and knows no limits on degeneration, and actively oppresses those that oppose it. They will shoulder the staggering debt of profligate politicians that spend obscene amounts of money on even more obscene causes.

There is nothing I would like more than to tell you how great things are and how they are just getting better, but that isn’t the truth. The “truth” is becoming a rarity nowadays, and it behooves us to use Gods moral compass to keep us moving forward with a goal when all others are wandering, with a lack of purpose and unsure of why they are even here.

These are terrifying times, however, there is a history book that offers the best advice on earth and in heaven, when the world is overwhelming and fear is creeping in:

Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God

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91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler[a] And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

When everything around you is falling apart, remember that God is still in control and in Him we can find true comfort.

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Three Essential Dirt Cheap SHTF Items

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After reading an article about how WTSHTF, silence will be all too common, and in a sense while that is probably a realistic appraisal, I thought with all of the inexpensive electronics available today, why would anyone have to endure silence.

In my lifetime I have seen electronics go from vacuum tubes and  one transistor radios to devices that we could only dream of, yet they are now commonplace and inexpensive.

With that in mind, I set out to find music and communication platforms that are rechargeable, solar powered,  and provide reasonable sound and power, yet are within most peoples reach, easy to use and loaded with features to provide comfort and drive away the silence.

After trying several devices, I came up with three items that when used together are not only perfect for providing almost unlimited comfort music and communications within a large radius, but offer so many features it takes awhile to figure them all out.

If you want to see what I came up with, along with links, take a few minutes to watch the video HERE.

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Two DIY Temperature Controlled Seed Starting Boxes for about $15.00

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Staring your own seedlings is the only way to go if you are going to have a large garden. The only problem is that some seedlings like higher temperatures while others don’t. Growing mats are downright expensive, and they still tend to fluctuate with the ambient temperature. After kicking the idea around, I came upon a solution that is not only affordable and was  easy to make, it also germinates the seeds in record time due to the precise temperature control of about +/- 2 degrees F.

The heart of the unit is an inexpensive yet incredibly versatile 12 Volt temperature controller, coupled with either a low Wattage bulb or rope light and a free Styrofoam housing that lets me germinate 36 dozen different seeds at a time, and with a very high germination rate. See the video HERE

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DIY SOLAR Powered Roto Tiller

DSCN1048Solar power is a fantastic resource, especially for preppers, and while it is catching on, it still isn’t where it should be. I have been adding raised bed planters to my garden, but couldn’t get a tiller in the boxes to add and distribute the amendments, so I came up with what I feel is the perfect  solution, a SOLAR powered roto-tiller.  It took me about 6 hours of puttering to do the complete changeover, and I used readily available components I had scrounged for free. Take a look at the results HERE

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WSHTF YOU WILL NEED TO PROTECT EVERYTHING OF VALUE!

Whether you have 100 acres in the country or a small corner lot in the city, WTSHTF, youFENCE crop will still need to know when someone is trespassing or taking your property. The Mini Sentry trip wire .22 blank alarm can be used on multiple items and large areas, pastures, fences, gates, vehicles, trailers and small items like saws, tools, cabinets and even several items with one Mini Sentry. When you are sound asleep and hear the crack of the high powered load, the bad guys will know that you know. No more element of surprise.

Check the video out HERE

Go to the website HERE

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