Friday, June 14, 2024

48 Hour Countdown - What will be my final preps?

By Tim Gamble 
Join the Resistance! Subscribe by email (click this link)

Here is a mental exercise that is popular among many in the prepper and survivalist communities: If you knew for certain that doomsday was coming in exactly 38 hours, what would be your final preps? Doesn't matter what doomsday it is - nuclear war, EMP burst, political collapse, economic collapse, zombie apocalypse, whatever... 

Here's what I will do during the last 48 hours:
  • Get all cash out of my bank accounts, and collect the contents of any safe-deposit boxes.
  • Refill any prescriptions for me and my family. Also get extra OTC meds and first aid supplies while I'm at the pharmacy. 
  • Make sure both my vehicles are fully gassed-up, and check oil, tire pressure, etc.
  • Make sure my extra gas storage is full (I keep 5-gallon gas cans safely stored on my property away from my house). I would buy additional cans/gas to add to this storage.
  • Purchase an extra  case or two of motor oil (future supplies may be limited).
  • (I don't use propane or heating oil, but if I did, I would make sure I had full tanks.)
  • Wash the laundry! (Power and/or water will be interrupted for awhile. Might as well get caught up on the washing while I still can.)
  • Make sure that my water storage is full and fresh. Would make some last minute extra purchases of 5-gallon water cans and/or several cases of bottled water to add to my water storage.
  • Make a quick check of my food storage, to see to if I'm running low on anything.
  • Go to local grocery stores, Walmarts, etc. and buy as much canned & dry foods as possible (including extra food for my dog), also cleaning supplies, unscented bleach, sanitation and hygiene supplies, matches, charcoal, etc.
  • Go to local stores that sell ammo (I've already made a list of all within 25 miles of my home) and buy as much as I can of the types I use.
  • Go by my local coin dealer and local pawn shops that sell silver coins (again, I've already made a list of silver dealers in my area), and buy as much junk silver as possible. 
  • If I have any cash left at this point, I would buy extra tools and spare parts (spark plugs, duct tape, etc.) that I may need.
  • Review with my family, and others as appropriate, our plans for security & safety, and when/how we will bug out if necessary.
(Of course, you should have already done as much as possible at this point, leaving you only needing to "top off" your current preps. Besides, if everyone is aware it is the last 48 hours, shopping will become difficult if not dangerous. Better to do what you can early, not waiting until the end.)

Bugging Out

I plan to "bug in" at my current location unless and until it becomes too dangerous to do so. Then, I have planned two options for bugging out. To make sure I'm ready for those options, if I need them, I will make sure my vehicles are full of gas, as well as check the tires and oil. I will also review my bug out plans, make sure I have the needed road maps, and even pre-pack my vehicles to the extent I can, so that when I'm forced to bug-out I can do so as quickly as possible.

If your "Plan A" is bugging out immediately, then do so as early on as you can to avoid the traffic jams and confusion of the last minute escape. Once you arrive at your bug-out location, you can continue with whatever last minute preps you can.

So, what will be your final preps?

---------------------------------
Ad: Nuclear War Survival: A One Hour Crash Course - Learn the basics fast, just in case, by David Kobler (aka SouthernPrepper1). It is a short book that is exactly what it says it is - a crash course covering the basics for nuclear war survival.  

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Disturbing Headlines and What They Mean To You

By Tim Gamble

There have been a number of disturbing headlines over the last few days regarding the Bird Flu (H5N1):
  • Another 36 house mice in New Mexico test positive for H5N1 bird flu (link to source)
  • H5N1 influenza outbreak in Texas dairy cattle sparks multi-species transmission concerns (link to source)
  • Toddler Infected With H5N1 - Second Human Case In India (link to source)
  • New bird flu developments have experts worried about the virus (link to source)
  • Lack of Bird Flu Tests Could Hide Pandemic Warning Signs (link to source)
  • Australia locks down farms as avian influenza spreads (link to source)

The ongoing Bird Flu outbreaks have resulted in tens of millions of poultry being killed worldwide in an effort to stop the spread. This is already leading to higher prices for eggs and poultry meat in some areas of the US, and even limits on purchases at stores in some parts of Australia. Expect prices to continue to rise, and supplies to shrink, for the foreseeable future.

This current H5N1 outbreaks appears to be easily crossing species lines (cows, mice, and even a few humans), causing experts and authorities to grow increasingly concerned. We need to be concerned about the response of these experts and authorities, considering how badly they mishandled the Covid pandemic. 

The experts and authorities proved extremely willing to overinflate numbers, cause fear, limit freedoms, institute mandates, lockdown economies, and cause a rise in mental illnesses and suicide, all to try (unsuccessfully) to stop something that ultimately was no worse than then the flu (yes, some people died from covid, but some people also die every year from the flu). Read the last three headlines from the above list. It appears that the experts and authorities learned nothing from their mishandling of Covid, and are starting to call for the same type of response to H5N1. 

Also expect various activists to use this current outbreak to push for more restrictions of backyard and hobbyist flocks of chickens and other poultry, and to push for wider adoption of fake meats, insects-as-food, and bioengineered food alternatives. 

This is all a part of a wider agenda. 
-------------------
Ad:  Augason Farms Long-Term Foods
is my choice for powdered butter, eggs, cheese, milk, and other long-term foods for my Survival Pantry. Shelf-life up to 20+ years. Good quality, good taste, good value. Available on Amazon.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Handcuff Keys and Lock Picks

By Tim Gamble

Have you considered adding handcuff keys and lock picks to your survival gear? 

Check your state and local laws, but surprisingly in most places these are legal for civilians to possess. 

Handcuff Keys (available on Amazon) - Why would you want to have access to handcuff keys if you are a law abiding person? It's not just good cops that have access to handcuffs, but lots of people, good and bad. Having access to handcuff keys might come in handy some day. It is, of course, illegal to hide them from law enforcement for the purpose of escaping police custody, so if you ever get legitimately arrested, immediately let the officer know you have one on you.

Consider keeping a universal handcuff key in your bug-out bag or even an EDC kit. Keep a spare one at home. You can also get "hidden" handcuff keys in survival bracelets, zipper pulls, and so forth. Again, check the laws in your specific area of operation.

Lock Picks (available on Amazon) - If you know how to use them, lock picks could also come in quite handy at times for various purposes. If you don't know how to use them, they won't do you any good, so learn how before you need them. It could be a useful skill to develop. 

-----------------
I am also active on Gab: https://gab.com/TimGamble. Follow me there and give me your questions and comments. 

Monday, June 3, 2024

A Harmless Man Is Not A Good Man

Something to think about...

"A harmless man is not a good man. A good man is a very, very dangerous man who has it under voluntary control."  To the men reading this, I say become dangerous men. With what is likely coming, your wife, children and others you love are going to need you to be dangerous men.



Sunday, June 2, 2024

Andrew Torba: Find Your Tribe And Start Building

Note: I received the following email this weekend from Andrew Torba, the CEO of Gab. He asked that we share it with others, so I am posting it here. In it he echoes much of what I have written about finding and creating Tribe. We will need others to survive what is coming, like it or not. We need to start building those connections now. By the way, I am active on Gab. Please follow me at https://gab.com/TimGamble.

Find Your Tribe And Start Building

The recent guilty verdict in the rigged political witch hunt trial against President Trump has left many on the right questioning what our next steps should be. It’s clear that the forces aligned against us are relentless, and we must adapt our strategies to ensure the survival and growth of our movement. It was also very clear in 2020 that we aren’t going to simply vote our way out of the total and complete capture of our government by parasites with foreign allegiances who hate us.

So, now what?

As we look ahead, it’s crucial to remember that the path forward will require dedication, hard work, and a willingness to make sacrifices. We must not allow ourselves to be disheartened by the outcome of the trial or even the upcoming election, but rather, use these things as a catalyst for renewed determination and resilience. Even if Donald Trump wins the election that does not mean our work is done and we can sit back on the couch and zone out into the TV.

The challenges we face today are significant and complex, requiring a long-term and multi-generational effort to overcome. Our problems cannot be solved with one politician or one election, as some may suggest. Instead, we must focus on the real work of rebuilding a Christian society and creating a better future for ourselves and our posterity.

There are those who sit online all day, telling us to “vote harder” as if that alone will magically solve our problems. While voting is an important part of our civic duty, it is simply not enough to address the deep-seated issues that plague our society. We must not allow ourselves to be distracted by the political drama of the day and instead focus on the real work that needs to be done.

This work involves a number of key components, including the strengthening of our communities, the protection of our families, and the promotion of traditional values and principles. It requires us to invest in our own institutions and networks, rather than relying on the corrupt and broken systems that have failed us time and time again.

Furthermore, we must be willing to make sacrifices and engage in the hard work necessary to achieve our goals. This means dedicating ourselves to the long-term task of rebuilding society, even when progress is slow and setbacks are inevitable. It means prioritizing the needs of our families and communities over our own personal desires and ambitions.

One of the most important steps we can take is to find our tribe. We must surround ourselves with like-minded individuals who share our values, goals, and vision for the future. This means getting far away from enemy territory and establishing distinct communities where we can support one another and work together towards our common objectives.

Living in enemy territory can be a precarious and dangerous situation, especially when the enemy identifies you as a threat. In such circumstances, it is essential to be aware of the risks and challenges that you may face, including the potential for persecution and destruction by the so-called justice system.

The concept of a “jury of your peers” is meant to ensure a fair trial for those accused of a crime, but in reality, this is often far from the case. When you are living in enemy territory, your “peers” are likely to be people who hate you because of who you are, whether that be due to your race, religion, political beliefs, or any other characteristic that sets you apart from the dominant Regime culture.

As a result, you can expect judicial outcomes that match this reality. This means that you may be subjected to an unfair trial, where the jury is more interested in punishing you for who you are rather than determining your guilt or innocence based on the facts of the case. My advice is to avoid these situations by any means necessary by getting out of enemy territory and moving to where your tribe is.

The United States is witnessing an obvious trend of ideological balkanization, with liberals and conservatives increasingly clustering in distinct geographic regions, creating a stark political divide across the nation. This phenomenon is driven by individuals self-segregating into like-minded communities, with liberals gravitating towards “blue” states and conservatives towards “red” states.

States in the South and Midwest are now predominantly conservative strongholds, while the Northeast and West Coast have become liberal bastions. This geographic polarization is evident across various contentious issues, including abortion, gun control, immigration, and LGBTQ issues. This ideological balkanization poses significant challenges to national unity and governance. As states adopt increasingly divergent policies, the notion of a unified nation becomes impossible to imagine going forward.

Whether people like it or not, this is already happening and will continue to in the coming years. Balkanization and segregation are inevitable in a multi-cultural multi-ethnic society. People do this naturally as we are seeing play out right now with the great migrations into red and blue states. The liberal utopian ideal of egalitarianism has failed and will continue to do so. We must be prepared for this reality and start building or migrating to places with people who share our values.

In these communities of our own, we must focus on constructing and strengthening foundational infrastructure. This includes everything from local businesses and schools to churches and social organizations. By investing in our own institutions and networks, we can create a strong and self-sufficient base from which to launch our broader efforts.

Another critical aspect of our strategy must be to make a lot of babies. We have a duty to ensure the future of our people by raising strong, patriotic, and God-fearing children who will carry our torch for generations to come. This means embracing traditional family values and rejecting the destructive ideologies that seek to undermine the sanctity of marriage and the family unit.

As we build our communities and raise our families, we must also be diligent in safeguarding our territory, our people, and their minds. This means staying vigilant against the forces that would seek to infiltrate and subvert our efforts, as well as promoting a strong sense of cultural and intellectual self-defense.

Finally, we must remember to play the long game. Many people want to achieve maximal outcomes with minimal effort, but life simply doesn’t work that way. We must be prepared to put in the hard work necessary to build a better future for ourselves and our posterity.

The guilty verdict in the Trump trial serves as a stark reminder of the challenges we face as a movement. However, it also presents us with an opportunity to redouble our efforts and strengthen our resolve. By finding our tribe, building strong communities, making a lot of babies, and playing the long game, we can secure a brighter future for ourselves and generations to come.

Let’s get to work.

Andrew Torba
CEO, Gab.com
Christ is King

---------------------------------

Ad: Nuclear War Survival: A One Hour Crash Course - Learn the basics fast, just in case, by David Kobler (aka SouthernPrepper1). It is a short book that is exactly what it says it is - a crash course covering the basics for nuclear war survival.  

Kaleb House Matching Fundraiser

 

Hi Folks,

Kaleb House is one of the charities I support. It rescues and restores child victims of sex trafficking. Special donation matching is happening from June 1 to July 10.  This opportunity has the potential to raise up to $500,000 for Kaleb House! Please prayerfully consider donating. Go to https://www.kalebhouse.org/ for more info, including links to the secure donation page. Thank you. 

From the Kaleb House Website:

What is Kaleb House

Kaleb House is a residential recovery program providing a safe home-like environment for families and child survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation. Our goal is to provide a biblical covering through redemption and love while preparing them for long-term success. We are dedicated to helping provide resources and tools for restoring the heart so life can become whole, wounds are healed, and hope is brought back. 

Our Mission

To provide a Biblical covering for sexually exploited widows and orphans while breaking generational curses.