I just got a tip on Facebook from a fellow blogger (Save Our Skills) that the Department of Homeland Security is checking up on prepper-type blogs. According to SurvivalBlog.com, the FBI has been visiting sites and even tracking users. They note that the FBI “surreptitiously collected the IP addresses of [their] site visitors. In all,… Continue reading Big Brother is watching… me?
Long-term food storage may soon become an act of civil disobedience. [Note: on 12/11/11 I learned that the following news was a hoax. See the survivalistblog.net explanation and Oath Keepers retraction for more information.] According to Oath Keepers (an organization of military members, veterans, and law enforcement personnel), federal agents have been observed demanding customer… Continue reading Long-term food storage and civil disobedience
Here in Central Texas, it seemed to everyone as if summer would never end. A record number of days over 100° and no rain was tough going for people, gardens, and wildlife. Many lakes are dry, and their previously-submerged treasures – buildings, artifacts and even cemeteries – are now exposed. The Pedernales River is nothing… Continue reading Winter approacheth…
How is a zombie like a grasshopper? Most people know the story, from Aesop’s Fables, that tells about how the grasshopper sat around all summer and played his fiddle while the ants furiously worked to save up food. The grasshopper said, “there’s so much abundance and it’s so warm… why do you work so hard… Continue reading Ants, Grasshoppers… and Zombies
As anyone in Central Texas can tell you right now, there’s smoke in the air. In fact, Austin is all but surrounded by fires to the north, east, west and south, with a few that have been popping up in the city itself. The biggest fire right now is in Bastrop, not far from where… Continue reading Fire, fire everywhere
When the lights went out, it was unexpected. Probably the product of our blistering drought and huge taxing demands placed on the power grid here; one Sunday night recently, the system sputtered and plunged our area into darkness. At the time, I’d been sitting in a warm tub of water, trying to soothe the effects… Continue reading Never Quite Ready
Dilbert’s a geek AND a prepper! In the following Dilbert comic strip, which I found out about on The Survival Podcast and then found online via Survival and Prosperity we learn that our favorite office geek Dilbert has been prepping like a lot of the rest of us: What’s worth considering is that a lot… Continue reading Dilbert the prepper