Living in a greenhouse

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I’m sure I’m not the only person who ever wondered how it would be to build a greenhouse around your house, these folk in Stockholm Sweden did just that. It looks quite ingenious, and even pretty. I love the plants they have growing, the fig tree for example, there is no way they could grow that without it being inside a greenhouse, and the tomatoes look fabulous! Most people don’t know this, but tomatoes can be an perennial plant if the weather is mild enough in the winter.

The area where they live is normally just a summer getaway for most, but with the greenhouse around their home, they can stay there year round in comfort. I imagine it was not a cheap venture, but the money they save on heating in the winter will eventually pay for itself, and the fact that they are more self sufficient with growing food (plants) year round, it must all add up.

Here is a video showing this home, enjoy!

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Posts of Note

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In response to my recent post Commander Zero wrote his own post. The issue of balance is one we agree upon. He brought up one valid point I practice but fail to consider. Some items are arguably at risk of being available in the future. Guns, mags, ammo, body armor, night vision, etc are widely available now but may well not be in the future. On the other hand some items like tools, food, etc are likely to be available in the future. Within reason (balance and financial) front loading at risk items makes sense.

Also Kenny did a great post on how we actually use expensive tactical knives. For military folks substitute MRE for Amazon.

Great Post About The Fake Game We Are Thrown Into

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It has gotten to the point where I now see a lot of the so called alternative news sites as a sort of game. An article with some slant on the shenanigans that permeate out society is presented and people offer their feelings, thoughts or reactions to the article and having put their words into the comment section they receive a bit of cathartic relief. It is transitory and mostly an illusion. Nothing will ever change because an article was posted or a comment was left.

I have fallen into this game myself and I am frustrated that with the millions of us who know that our entire pseudo-society is built on the foundation of corruption, double dealing and violence, nothing of any real substance has ever been done by any of us.

We all seem to want the same things, freedom, privacy, security, and the economic means to fully participate in the bounty our progress as a species has made possible. There is no reason everyone of us and I mean world wide could not have a home, enough food, access to potable water, health care from a trusted source who is not in it for the money and a reasonable chance of enjoying our limited time on this earth.

Some are greedy and egotistical, they believe they are the ones who should rule over the rest of us. Money and limiting the access to it has been a primary tool of controlling people. We spend an inordinate amount of time engaged in activities many of us would prefer not to be involved in to make the limited funds to almost live a comfortable life. Why is that? Why is a piece of paper someone else controls needed to exchange for food?

Why do we have to pay to have a nest to return to after our day’s endeavor is finished? And why is it we cannot simply make the paper ourselves?

Control. And it only works because we play along believing there is no other way. Of course there is. We call ourselves advanced and still live our lives according to the plans of a few who start wars to cull the population and kill anyone who tries to start a new program to make life livable for the people. We support and even vote for people who will never lift a finger to do any of us any good at all.

All that is needed is the millions of us to realize there is another way. It does not have to be either capitalist or communist or socialist or ist at all.

Are we advanced or actually the dumbest creatures on the planet?

What does a squirrel pay for its nest? What does a deer pay for food? What other species poisons the very area they live in and claims there is nothing they con do about it? Why do people keep believing the biggest lies of all?

Sure some will say if people did not have to work they would lay around and do nothing, but it does not take much to realize it is just another lie to keep you plugged into the system they profit from. There is never any real truth posted any where it is all concern over the least important thing in the world “money”. Food grows when seeds are planted not when they are bought. Water flows from natural sources and the source is not paid. Health comes from a lack of stress and quality exercise and nutrients, not from an account somewhere. And not from a doctor who is a salesman for some treatment they profit from.

Freedom it takes work and it does not require money and an army of busy body bureaucrats and bankers, in fact their existence is inhibiting any real chance at freedom.
How about we start working on the solution to all the problems rather than pointing out every little crime in an ocean of corruption and deceit.

Huge Increase In U.S. Families Preparing For Catastrophe As Prepping Goes Mainstream

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By Daniel Barker – Natural News

(NaturalNews) Although some still regard prepping to be an activity favored by survivalist “wackos” who fear a cataclysmic Armageddon-style event, more and more American families are beginning to see the value in preparing for a number of possible scenarios in which the stockpiling of food, water and other essentials could prove to be a very wise investment.

The Oxford Dictionary defines “prepping” (in this usage of the term) as:

The practice of making active preparations for a possible catastrophic disaster or emergency, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies.

Prepping runs the gamut from weather events to armageddon

In practice, prepping can range from simply making sure a household has enough basic supplies to survive a temporary power outage or major weather event – such as a hurricane – to preparing for a long-term crisis, such as a massive power grid failure.

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Airbnb’s hottest properties – yes, they are off-grid

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Most sought on Airbnb – Atlanta tree house

Airbnb has just released it’s 10 most wished-for properties on the vacation web site. Quirky, unique properties are most in demand. Four out of the ten properties are tree-houses and three of those are located in California.

The top ten roundup of wish-listed abodes on the property site shows that quirky, unorthodox residences are the places where most people wish to stay.

From a secluded treehouse with rope bridge in the woods of Atlanta, Georgia to a ‘seashell’ house in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, to a ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’-themed guest house in Topanga Canyon, California, the properties that were the most popular were strange and fanciful.

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The U.S. was the most represented country on the list, with three of the four properties represented in California.
The second most popular destination was Italy, with three locations in the top ten. Mexico, Canada, and Bali rounded out the list.


No. 10: ($380 per night) This off-the-grid solar-powered house in the high desert of Pioneertown, California does have heat, hot water, and a washer, but of course no TV or Internet – Joshua Tree National Park is nearby

No. 8: ($76 per night) This ‘mushroom villa’ as the locals in Bali call it, comes with a beautifully lit private swimming pool with ocean view and garden where you are free to pick your own fruit and veranda where you can watch the sunrise – there’s a hot water shower and Wifi spot

No. 7: A Pirates of the Caribbean themed tropical guest house contains a deck with a teepee for lounging (not overnight sleeping!) N($95 per night/two nights minimum/$225 for one night)Guest house contains a Jacuzzi and BBQ fire pit – the property contains waterfalls and ponds.

No. 6: ($110 per night) A mushroom shaped dome cabin in in Aptos, California is called a ‘geodesic dome loft’ and it has a large outdoor deck shaded by oak and madrone trees and abutting a redwood grove on ten acres of prime forest chiming with birds – there’s also a nearby beach – there’s a flatscreen TV with DVD player but no television reception

No. 5: ($157 per night) Another treehouse, this time in San Salvatore Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy – it contains one bedroom, one bathroom, a garden solarium and swimming pool on the property – and a cat

No. 4: ($100 per night) This unique cob cottage in Mayne Island, British Columbia is sculpted of local, sustainable natural materials – guests have access to all of the surrounding lush property, including the small private vineyard

No. 3: ($281 per night) This glass paneled treehouse in Tuscany, Italy is only only twenty minutes’ from the Duomo and one hour from Siena – the tree home is surrounded by olive trees, and boasts a kitchen garden, tennis court and small swimming pool

No. 2: ($249 per night) This seashell shaped house in Isla Mujeres contains private pool, two king beds, a kitchen and free Wifi and air conditioning

And te most desired property ont he whole of AirBnb: ($350 per night) A secluded treehouse only a minute Atlanta contains three connected treehouse rooms in the woody area of Buckhead – the house was featured on Treehouse Masters – each room is furnished with antiques, natural artefacts

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Podcast-Market Meltdown-Weathering the Storm with Dr. Kirk Elliot Pt2

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Dr. Kirk Elliot of McAlveny Financial is back for the second half of our interview. He gives us an update on the massive financial upheaval in the markets and provides valuable advice on how you can prepare to weather the coming economic storm. Additionally, Dr. Elliot gives us some fantastic guidelines for getting financially fit in 2016.Visit his website to learn more.

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NASA Ramping Up to Nuke Asteroids

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Always the “downplay”, downplay the risk.  

Not only is the chance of a collision by an NEO highly unlikely—most cases will be false alarms—but the possibility of a collision will be known for several years in advance. The advanced notice will give experts a chance to use existing technology to deflect the threatening object.

The highlighted text above is the lie.   The Russian meteor explosion was not known at all until it happened.    NASA admits that they probably only know 10% of the Near Earth Objects that could matter, and are finding more all the time.

A new telescope in Hawaii is setup JUST to find these NEO’s.     And it is finding a scary number of asteroids that we had no idea existed, 30 in one night.

Longtime NEO program executive Lindley Johnson will now be the lead program executive of the office, donning the title of Planetary Defense Officer.

WTF?   Does the below sentence even come close to making sense with 3rd grade math?

Experts note that over 13,500 near-Earth objects of all sizes have been located so far, and around 95% of the NEOs found have been a part of NASA-funded surveys that began more than 15 years ago. Of interest, close to 1,500 new NEOs are found every year.

Whale Gate — Hawaii Whale Coverup — They Have REsorted to Turning Off The Whale Cams

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We are into the third week of January, and the Humpback whales have still not shown up in Hawaii.  Usually they start showing up in early December.

In late December and early Jan, a few news stories were published showing scientists who were puzzled as to why there were so few whales.

Then around Jan 4 and 5th, a bunch of news stories came out to “deny” the missing whales, and throwing out all kinds of excuses.

Almost 2 weeks have passed since the “Whale Deniers” were trooped out to what we refer to as our mass media.    I did an extensive internet review today, and found no evidence of whales showing up in Hawaii.   You can bet a buck to a dollar that if whales had shown up, it would be plastered all over the news with lots of “I told you so!”.

One of the excuses used was “We know so little about whale populations” which is a BALD FACED LIE.

Well, one whale did show up, Malnourished, it beached itself, then it was euthanized.

A young melon-headed whale that stranded itself on Ke Iki Beach on Oahu’s North Shore was euthanized shortly before dark Thursday to end its suffering.
David Schofield with NOAA’s Marine Mammal Health and Response Program said the whale was unlikely to survive any attempt at rehabilitation.
“The assessment was that the animal was in a severe state of shock and looked underweight and dehydrated,” he said. “It likely would not have made the trip to Marine Corps Base Hawaii for an effort at any type of care.”

2 weeks ago, a scientist who benefits from whales made the incredulous statement that perhap the reason that we are seeing so few whales is because there are actually a lot more whales this year, so they are taking their time coming down from Alaska.

Let me know if you can get any of these 6 webcams to work.

From Dec 30, 2015

How to Survive Total Social Collapse and the End of Civilization As We Know It

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How to Survive Total Social Collapse and the End of Civilization As We Know It

How to Survive Total Social Collapse and the End of Civilization As We Know It

Survival is the Ability to Stay Alive and Escape Danger.

America is in DANGER, and several of America’s allies are also in DANGER. Are you ready for what might happen next?

People have survived extreme conditions and dangers in many lands and at many times — we reveal their secrets.

If You Want to Survive A Possible Collapse

Then you better learn a few things about survival.

What is survival anyway? Knowledge of survival skills can make the difference between life and death — knowing survival can keep you alive and well when other people are dying.

Lots of people have lost their lives because of complacency and being unprepared for an emergency — natural disasters, medical emergencies, fires, and violent crime take lives everyday and in every country.

There are two kinds of survivors in the world, which kind are you?

There are people who survive disasters and events on sheer luck a lot like refugees in a war torn country — who come out of the event beaten and traumatized and clueless as to how they’re still alive. You can see the despair all over their faces. They are overwhelmed. They may be sick, soiled, hungry, cold, dressed in rags. They have no strength. They have lost all hope.

There’s another kind of survivor though — that’s the survivor you want on your side when things go south; the person you take with your team on an expedition (because you know that person can be counted on); the person you put in charge of things; the person who gets the job done every time; the person who can find a solution, even when no one else can.

The person that rises to the challenge — that’s not afraid to look death in the face. With no fear of death to hold them back, they have little fear of anything.

That kind of survivor is decisive — that decisiveness comes from experience and knowledge of survival. These people know survival.

Interested in preparing for any type of disaster? CLICK HERE to learn how! 

Congratulations — your decision to learn about survival is a powerful first step to being confident in the face of danger and having a set of steps you can take for any number of emergencies and disasters you might face in life.

That alone can make you a leader — when you understand survival and learn what it takes to survive in places like the Rocky Mountains, the cold and rugged conditions of Alaska, or even a remote desert wasteland — or a plane crash in the middle of nowhere — or a terrorist attack or man-made or natural disaster — you put yourself in a different league of people; it takes adventurers and warriors to survive in extreme conditions as these places and these events.

Using Our Survival Site

Survival Guides

From wilderness survival to surviving a terrorist attack, we have detailed survival guides, many with step-by-step instructions; we have a survival guide for surviving both a mall shooting with multiple gunmen and even a school shooting or an armed robbery; we have an article (or series of articles) for just about every survival topic you can think of (if it’s not on our site, let us know).

Survival Kits

We walk you through short term survival kits like a get home bag to keep at school or work and even one for your children, to long term survival kits or even specialized survival bug out kits for your car. Your survival kit will be based on many factors such as the number of people in your family, whether or not you commute to work each day by car or bus, if you or your loved ones have medical needs, and how far you are from major cities or areas known to be subject to common natural disasters. From a 72 hour survival kit to a bug out bag to a hidden cache of survival supplies — you can have all your bases covered.

Survival Supplies

Survival supplies are going to vary based on the scenario for what you are preparing to survive; if we’re talking simply an excursion into the snow or desert or a two-week trip into the mountains for hiking or hunting, you’re not going to need as many or the same kind of survival supplies as a person stocking up for “doomsday” — what National Geographic likes to call a “Doomsday Prepper” nowadays. We’ll walk you through choosing survival supplies for short term and long term disaster, as well as strategies for keeping your survival supplies safe and unharmed by dangerous people or other threats or additional disasters.

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Survival Gear

Survival supplies are many times food and water and ways to replenish food and water when supplies run low —survival gear though has a lot more to do with actual tools like survival packs, survival knives, and the essentials; and then of course survival tools that most people don’t realize are very handy to have in a survival situation: Chainsaws and machetes; wetsuits and spear heads; game carts and primitive weapons; and too many more to list here.

Survival Tips

After a few days of reading on you’re going to learn a lot of survival tips for multiple real-life events — whether it’s crossing through the mountains in the dead of winter without a lighter or a tent or water or food — or it’s finding yourself on a hi-jacked airplane or in a major city just struck by a series of dirty bombs or chemical weapons. We have too many survival tips to count.

Exiting Our Survival Site

Learning survival can open up new regions in the brain — maybe these are primitive regions that life in the modern world has put to sleep.

We are wired to survive. We are wired to fight or flight in the face of danger. Today though a lot of people are like deer caught in a car’s headlights — there is no fight or flight in them.

America’s Survival in Jeopardy: Greed at the Top

While we’ve been sleeping, the survival of our nation and other Western nations is in growing jeopardy each year that passes … the greed of so many people at the top of America’s food chain and our nation’s actions in the world have made us the most hated nation on earth. The powerful and elite in this country are driving America into the ground.

The last thing on my mind nowadays is what can I do for corporate America to help keep the American engine chugging and on the tracks.

Instead, the thing on my mind nowadays is what can I do to teach people how to survive a major disaster or emergency when all Hell breaks loose in America; whether that’s from the hand of God and something out of the last chapter of the Bible (my personal belief, and I have a lot of evidence to back it up if you’re brave enough to tackle “End of Days” topics — see link at the top of the site), or whether it’s simply because capitalism isn’t something that is going to stand the test of time, not when there are other forces at work in the world driving the engines of Communist countries like China and North Korea, or other nations like Iran driven by Islamic “destiny” as they might translate it from the Koran. And then of course there are the “former” Communist countries like Russia. There’s a saying in the KGB from what I’ve heard: Once KGB, always KGB.

I’ve got a feeling that history is going to show that once a Soviet, always a Soviet. The Cold War might be over in America but what if the Cold War isn’t over for Russia? Russian and Chinese espionage and cyber attacks on America (both at an all time high as reported in the news) by both nations as well as alliances with North Korea and Iran don’t bode well for America.

History is likely to to show that America in 2015 is a lot like Western Europe in 1938.

No one realized what Nazi Germany and Japan had in store until it was too late.

Any guess where and when the next Pearl Harbor is going to take place? What will you be doing on that day?

What were you doing when 9/11 hit? I can remember my phone ringing that morning and a friend telling me to turn on the news, that terrorists had just crashed commercial jets into the Twin Towers and America was under attack.

Do you remember that day?



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Mega Drought USA:(Discover The Amazing Device That Turns Air Into Water)-DIY

Survive The End Days (Biggest Cover Up Of Our President)

Survival MD (Best Post SHTF Medical Survival Guide Ever)

Blackout USA (EMP survival and preparedness guide)

Bullet Proof Home (A Prepper’s Guide in Safeguarding a Home )

Backyard Innovator (All Year Round Source Of Fresh Meat,Vegetables And Clean Drinking Water)-DIY

Conquering the coming collapse (Financial advice and preparedness )

Liberty Generator (Easy DIY to build your own off-grid free energy device)

Backyard Liberty (Easy and cheap DIY Aquaponic system to grow your organic and living food bank)

Family Self Defense (Best Self Defense Strategies For You And Your Family)

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Survival Medicine Hour: James Rawles, Chest Trauma, Zika Virus, More

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Survival scenarios come with an increased risk of major trauma. Gunshot and knife wounds can lead to life-threatening chest wounds. Joe Alton, MD discusses options with faced with rib fractures and collapsed lungs (pneumothorax) in these situations. Also, a new virus has made its way across the Atlantic and is causing birth defects in thousands of newborns in Brazil and other countries. Find out more in Dr. Alton’s report. Plus, famed author James Wesley, Rawles discusses the idea of a Christian refuge nation in his new novel “Land of Promise”, and discusses the recent stock market woes as they pertain to a possible future economic collapse, all in the latest episode of the Survival Medicine Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy.

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Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,



Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

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A Valid Perspective From Sparks

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After have a number of conversations with Sparks (in my home and via other means), I definitely understand where he’s coming from and have felt the same a good bit of late. I don’t identify as III%, Militia, Patriot, and any of the other “in vogue” terms that many use to describe themselves. I am a “Survivalist”, and have known this since I was about 12 years old. The term describes my lifestyle and my mindset. A Survivalist is a Jack of all Trades, Master of some (preferably the life saving and protecting arts).

The End of The 3%

I am no longer affiliated with anything involving the so-called “3% movement.”  It is dead, or pretty close to it.

  1. The occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge is nothing but a sad joke, from the lack of logistics preparation, to losing their comms due to lack of proper radio maintenance, like making sure the batteries get charged.  Since no one owns the terms “3%” or “militia”, nor is there a viable nationwide organization of same, any idiot or nutcase can grab hold of those words and use them for their own little group., regardless of the consequences.
  2. I can understand, and even agree with, suing someone for defamation of character if you rationally believe they slandered you.  Tort law actually goes back to the beginnings of common law that all the sovereign citizen types like to wax poetic about, and like to reserve their rights under by way of UCC 1-207 & 1-308.  However, filing a restraining order against someone two states away over talking about you on his blog is just simply a dick move, especially when you’re a martial arts instructor who presumably would know enough to protect yourself.  Not showing up for your own lawsuit makes it even worse.
  3. The original 3% blog started in November of 2007.  People have had over eight years to get it right.  If they actually paid attention to all the “praxis” posts on that blog, they would have been a lot closer to getting it right.  With that said, I should add that the blogger in question asked me to violate operational and personnel security by disclosing the name of a potential attendee of one of my classes.  He should have known better, but since things have progressed in a different direction since then, I guess it’s all good now between the parties involved.
  4. The term “3%” implies a minority.  Where I live, the vast majority of people are well-armed, put aside extra for unforeseen circumstances, live a self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle, and generally have a conservative-leaning, libertarian-type, constitutionalist sociopolitical belief system. I moved a family 2100 miles to find such a place that still had enough of a viable economy where a guy could get a decent-paying job in a place with reasonable living expenses where one could set up a homestead for long term self-reliance purposes, yet be rugged and desolate enough to keep the idiots out, and keep it from turning into another New Hampshire.  If you are a “3%er” and don’t live in such a place, you are both a fool and a dead person walking. If you do live in such a place, you don’t have to be a “3%er” because you are not a minority.

My dislike of the NET and WEB has been made pretty clear to everyone for some time now, and this 3% phenomena is a prime example why.  Anyone can claim to be part of the “militia”, “patriot”, or “3%” movement.  And if anyone can do it, then why do it in the first place?



American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE

Fitness As If Survival Mattered Part 3

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Fitness As If Survival Mattered Part 3
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

FitnessLast week’s episode ran over. So, this week, we’re going to pick up where we left off with different approaches to low-glycemic diets, food storage strategies, and how to avoid letting those good habits slide before they get established.

1-16-15 goldenrodEvery year people make a commitment on New Year’s Eve to eat better, move more, and lose weight. And every year, people fail. For the past 2 weeks, I’ve been talking about diet and exercise as a part of preparedness. This puts the focus on getting stronger, and not on getting thinner or worrying about a number on a scale. This change in focus will be key in staying committed.

The conversation will also build on the science behind fat loss discussed in the previous episode. When switching from being a sugar-burner to being a fat-burner, do you know how long it actually takes to before your body starts using your fat stores for fuel? The answer may surprise you, as well as keep you from giving up out of frustration.

Also, in this episode:
• A Top Ten list of tips to stay on track with getting fit.
• List of books and websites on a variety of diet, fitness, and training topics.
• How to make a salve for sore muscles with anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic herbs.

1-16-15 black-cohosh-plant-cimicifuga-racemosa-372x544 PDYou don’t have to be an athlete to start getting stronger. You can have significant mobility issues and still do a little more today than you did yesterday. You can have a chronic illness, like diabetes or hypertension, and do something today to improve it. There are those who would bring harm to your and your family. Choose to be stronger, faster, and smarter than they are.
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Do You Carry At Home or Just When You Go Out?

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Concealed Gun Carry

Those that carry outside the home may feel uncomfortable when they get home and relinquish their handgun to the lock box or safe. Some may feel anxious without the comforting weight on their hip. The comfort or sense of security is gone, and until the situation is rectified you feel exposed.

Every morning as part of your daily routine, you pat your pants pocket for keys, change, and check for your phone. You feel to make sure your wallet is in place and you always put your hand to your hip to make sure your sidearm is secure.

The purse gets inspected for keys, phone, wallet, and other daily necessities, and you always make sure your sidearm is nestled inside. Often you feel as if you should have it clipped to your waist and not locked away when at home. Habits, and for many people ones they will never break.

If you watch the news or scan the local papers one might get the impression you can’t go to the mailbox without being armed, yes, it feels that bad in today’s world and in some cases it is.

A sidearm is a personal defense weapon and burglaries along with home invasions where people actually take over your home often happen during the daylight hours, times when you may very well be home. Your firearm is locked in its safe and your front or back door is kicked in, you have to pass by the intruders to get to your sidearm, and precious time is lost. If it is on your hip you are well ahead in the game of life and death.

At night while watching TV do you really have time to go to the safe or lock box to get your firearm if the front door is kicked in or a window smashed downstairs. Do you have time to load a magazine and then deal with the intruders?

Safety protocols dictate that if you have children in the home or even expect to have children over to your home, then the firearm is locked up separately from the ammunition at all times unless in your hand or on your hip. This makes sense from a safety standpoint. Of course, you cannot have children gaining access to a loaded firearm. Makes sense until you need your handgun in an emergency. The answer obviously is to carry when at home.

If you have it secured on your person then children and others do not have access to it, and it is close to hand when needed. People sometimes leave their loaded handguns unsecured and so children and others do gain access to them, and sometimes tragedies occur because of this.

Of course, with the dramatic increase in handgun sales, there will be people that have never owned a firearm that will buy one and strap it on and call it a day. They assume because they have one that all is well. Buying a handgun is really the easy part. The hard part comes after you get it home. A gun in the home does not make the home safer unless you know how to use a firearm effectively. A few hours at the range does not make you an expert either.

This article will assume that no one will carry a firearm unless they have had the proper training, and continue to train and that you follow all applicable laws. With the disclaimer out of the way, we can continue.

Get the right holster for your sidearm. If you don’t want to panic the neighbors and UPS drivers, then carry concealed on your own property. It is important that you do not skimp on your holster in particular if you carry concealed. You literally need a fitting before bringing it home, so try to purchase your holster when you buy your handgun so you can match the two up.

We were not going to get into the debate about open carrying out in public, but a news article caught our eye here.

“Gun-Toting Subway Customer Gets Into Open-Carry Dispute with Police”

In Connecticut, people can open carry so long as they have a concealed carry permit and are carrying the permit with them when carrying in public. You cannot be arrested for simply carrying openly according to the law, but the law gets murky. On one hand the law states police officers can ask to see your permit and a refusal to produce the permit can lead to an arrest because you interfered with police.

On the other hand, the law also states that police need a reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed by the one carrying the weapon. This, however, allows police considerable latitude. One could assume that at any time police could reasonably assume a crime has been committed or will be committed by someone carrying a firearm openly. After all, it’s at their discretion. Essentially, in Connecticut police can ask you for your papers at any time.

Businesses are allowed to refuse service to anyone open carrying in Connecticut

This all came about when a customer at a Subway refused to show his open carry permit to a police officer when asked. According to the news article, there had been several complaints from local businesses. The article did not specify if the complaints were about this particular individual, or about others, in general, open carrying (Houck, 2016).

As we have stated in previous articles, if you open carry in public some people will complain to the police and they will respond. This is sometimes called “swatting”. If the police are confused about the law then the public at large will be as well, and people will call 911 to complain someone is wandering loose with a gun.

The gentlemen in question could have just shown his permit when asked, and then he could have gone on his way. He wanted to make a statement, however, and some do, because it is a constitutional question, which it seems is still open for debate despite Supreme Court rulings. Getting worked up over being asked to show your permit, when a gun is on your hip, is not sensible however and the police will react to that because they don’t know until they ask. Of course, if he did not have an open carry permit and the news article did not specify this, then he would be breaking the law.

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Patriots’ Prayers for 1-17-2016

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In answer to prayers, a total of five Americans held hostage in Iran have been  freed – Pastor Saeed Abedini, journalist Jason Rezaian, former US Marine Amir Hekmati, student Matt Trevithick, and businessman Nosratollah ­Khosravi-Roodsari. However, two Americans have not been freed – businessman Siamak Namazi, and former FBI agent Robert Levinson. In this week’s Patriots’ Prayers, let us thank God for those answered prayers, and let us continue to pray for those still being held.

Heavenly Father, Heavenly Father, we come into your presence with joy and singing, offering You all our praise and worship. We enter into your gates with thanksgiving, into your courts with praise. We are thankful to You, and bless your Holy Name, for You are good in all your ways, and your Truth lasts throughout all generations.

Thank You for the release of Americans held hostage in Iran. Thank you for answering all the prayers for the freedom of Saeed Abedini, Jason Rezaian, Amir Hekmati, Matt Trevithick, and Nosratollah ­Khosravi-Roodsari. Please continue to have mercy on them and their families, bring all needed healing and comfort to them.

Father, we continue to lift up to You the two remaining Americans being held in Iran – Siamak Namazi and Robert Levinson. We pray for their health, safety, and freedom. Robert Levinson is of particular concern, Father, having been held since 2007, and having not been seen or heard from since 2010, when it was known he was in poor health. Have mercy on these men, and comfort their families.

In the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.

Also this week, please make a special point pray for the Church and clergy in America:

Remember, O Lord, Your Church, which You purchased with Your precious blood – protect it, strengthen it, and multiply it. Keep Your Church in peace, and bring to naught all plots and threats against Your Church. Have mercy, O Lord, upon the whole clergy of Your Church, and grant them the courage, wisdom, and strength needed to boldly preach and do Your Will during these perilous times.  (Please continue to pray by name for your church, your pastor or priest, and fellow church members.)

The 8 Deadliest Threats to our Homeland BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

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Imagining the worst. You’ve done it. I’ve done it.

We’ve imagined a shooter walking into the darkened theater as we’re enjoying a Marvel movie with the kids. We’ve imagined the airplane on take-off suddenly plummeting to the ground.

Whatever the scenario, for sure, there’s no lack of imagination on our part. If you’re a Survival Mom reader, chances are you are very aware of threats that endanger our homes, families, and lives.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the case with many decision makers in our government, and Failures of Imagination by Michael McCaul highlights this sad fact.

Following the terrorist attacks on 9/11, the 9/11 Commission Report, observed, “The most important failure was one of imagination.” Collectively, the best and brightest among military, national security, law enforcement, and government agencies at all levels, simply did not recognize the potential threat of coordinated airplane hijackings — and 2,977 moms, dads, sons, and daughters lost their lives.

The deadliest threats

Failures of Imagination highlights 8 threats that are neither outlandish nor impossible — threats that, McCaul assures us, have been actively considered by terrorists.

These 8 threats are:

  1. A “decapitation strike” on America’s political leadership at the U.S. Capitol
  2. Detonation of a “dirty bomb” smuggled into Texas across the Rio Grande
  3. A foreign agent connected to China tampering with an American presidential election
  4. A shooting rampage at the Mall of America the day after Thanksgiving
  5. A devastating and debilitating attack on the East Coast’s power grid as part of a wide-ranging cyber strike
  6. Radicalized “black widows” releasing a deadly strain of smallpox at Disney World
  7. A jetliner explosion over downtown Los Angeles — on Oscar night
  8. Russia invading the Baltic states, neutralizing the NATO Alliance, and threatening the American coastline

To anyone keeping up with the headlines, these events, although extreme, could easily be featured on tonight’s 6 o’clock news. Many of us have become numb to yet another terrorist attack, but even for those not interested in hearing about terrorism, terrorists and enemy nations continue to focus their malignant attention on all of us.

An attack on Mall of America

The feature that makes Failures of Imagination highly readable and entertaining are the short, fictionalized vignettes of each attack. Through the eyes of victim and attacker alike, we see the event played out as though it were a novel, but then, each scene switches to a real world analysis of the attack in an EYES ONLY report to the President.

I’m no fan of shopping malls, and shopping in general, actually, but I’ve visited the Mall of America, and this particular attack caught my eye. I’ve never forgotten the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Kenya back in 2013.

Chapter 4, Black Friday, introduces the reader to a fun loving father and son team whose passion is roller coasters. They travel around their country seeking the biggest and fastest coasters, with their final, tragic destination being the SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge at the Mall of America. Coinciding with this long-anticipated visit is the arrival of another cast of characters, American Somali terrorists. Radicalized by members of a Minneapolis mosque, this group of well-armed, well-trained gunmen, driven by intense hatred for all things American, target shoppers randomly, killing 267 and wounding 1,191.

This particular vignette was riveting because it traced the journey of an American born and educated man, Omar Othman Ali, from his life as a cab driver, barely making ends meet, to becoming the mastermind of the mall attack. Hundreds, and probably thousands, of other Muslim men in America make a similar transition, which is unsettling, too say the least.

The EYES ONLY report provides an assessment of damage, current state of affairs in the Minneapolis area, and then McCaul provides in depth information, answering the questions, could it really happen and what can we do to stop this?

His proposed solutions include:

  • Catch more foreign fighters in the United States.
  • Catch more foreign fighters abroad.
  • Shine light on the “Dark Web”. Ironically founded and still funded by the United States, the Dark Web is where much of the planning by terrorists occur without much danger of being discovered.
  • Use conventional military resources to target commanders.

Something for everyone

Based on my readers’ responses to past book reviews, I know that apocalyptic fiction is very popular. For those readers, you will completely enjoy the fictional dramas that open each chapter. The stories, although brief, captivated my attention. These are very well written.

For readers who enjoy military strategy and current events, the non-fiction portions of each chapter provide plenty of analysis and strategizing. There will likely be both old and new information here but the creative format is fast paced and challenges the reader to put their own imaginations to work. McCaul says, “We need to imagine the worst in order to prevent it.”

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20 Best Foods For Your Bug Out Bag

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When you’re putting together a bug out bag, you need to carefully consider every item. You don’t want your bag to be an ounce heavier than necessary, so it’s important to only include the most useful items possible. This includes the food you pack. You need to get […]

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I Have No Interest in Interest

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interest-rateRecently the auto industry has been touting interest free loans on a number of their models. Other industries, in an effort to boost sales, have been doing this for years. Appliances, carpeting, electronic equipment, and the list goes on. Offering payments with no interest sounds like a great deal. So how come I think it needs to be addressed in this column?

If you’re serious about financial freedom and debt elimination for your own personal security, anything purchased with more than one payment will defeat the purpose. One question I have people ask in my book, The Credit Diet, is, “Would you buy it that way if you were wealthy?” The answer often determines whether or not you are making a good buying decision.

However, in this case, a wealthy person might answer yes when considering a no interest payment plan. Does that make it okay for everyone? Not really. You see the wealthy person has one thing that makes this a sensible decision. They have the entire amount of money in the bank or other investment vehicle. They could pay for it in full but would actually come out ahead by leaving their money in the investment and making regular payments.

One thing they might do is to set up a specific account with the total amount of the purchase in it. Then they can use automatic withdrawals to make the monthly payments. At the end of the loan they would have the car free and clear as well as any interest earned while in that particular account. All of this is possible because the decision to buy a new car was made first and then the method of payment that benefited the buyer was chosen.

In many cases, customers of these no interest loans made the buying decision because of the “deal” rather than to fill a true need. If the money for the purchase isn’t already in an account, a new debt is created which prolongs the time it will take to achieve real financial freedom.

The other aspect of this situation that should be a concern is creating the payment. People who understand wealth and have achieved it are not concerned at all. They already have the money in the bank and can pay the loan in full at any time. Those of you who simply bought into this “good deal” are challenged each month to come up with a substantial payment.

Most 0% loans are for a shorter term than most people are used to. The loans are for an average of 36 months. That means, to calculate your payments, you simply divide the total you want to borrow by 36. For example, if you wanted to take out a $20,000 loan under these terms your payment would be $555.56 per month for 36 months.

I would suggest that if you feel you can afford an extra $555 per month that instead of tying yourself to a car for the next three years that you accelerate your debt reduction instead. (For a FREE copy of my top 10 tips for financial freedom, email and write Freedom Tips in the subject line.) Throw that $555 at all of your balances while you make the regular payments and watch how quickly your financial picture changes. Three years is not a very long time but the results could change your life.

If you find that something in your life needs replacing, and you have the money to do it, then look for ways to make the purchase that best benefits you. If that means a deferred payment, a no interest loan, or simply just paying for it up front, you are in control. As you journey toward financial independence, the feeling of being in control of your financial future is really hard to beat.

Lastly, if you feel that low interest from your bank accounts makes this type of financing more attractive, consider this. If you withdraw money that is earning less than 2% interest and pay off a credit card that is charging 12% and up, you are in effect earning 12% on your money. And, you’ll be able to replace that money quickly by using the minimum payment you were making on the card.

John Fuhrman is the best-selling author of “THE CREDIT DIET – HOW TO SHED UNWANTED DEBT AND ACHIEVE FISCAL FITNESS” and is the founder of THE CREDIT DIET WEALTH CENTER. You can also visit John at

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The New OWG Website Is Up – And Speaking At The Great Big Home + Garden Show!

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As of today – the new-look Old World Garden website is officially up and running! Today’s Sunday Farm Update marks the first article to be published on the new server, and although we still have a bit of tweaking to

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John 9:35-38

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Jesus heard that they had put him out (of the synagogue),
 and meeting him He said, Do you believe in and adhere to 
the Son of Man or the Son of God?
He answered, Who is He, Sir? 
Tell me, that I may believe in and adhere to Him.
 Jesus said to him, You have seen Him; 
[in fact] He is talking to you right now.
He called out, Lord, I believe! [I rely on, I trust, I cleave to You!] And he worshiped Him.

     This particular Chapter in the Book of John fascinates me.  And it particularly speaks to me in light of where God is taking me and my husband, and the ministry He is drawing us to.   And here is why … in this Chapter, Jesus has cured a man born blind since birth, and the man has proclaimed to all who were amazed by this miracle, “The Man called Jesus made mud and smeared it on my eyes and said to me, Go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and I obtained my sight!”
     Naturally, the Pharisees would have heard of this miracle attributed to Jesus and the man was brought before them, that they might enquire of him how he had received his sight.  Again, he gave credit to the man, Jesus.  Because Jesus had done this act on the Sabbath, some of the Pharisees proclaimed him a sinner, and asked of the blind man, who did he say Jesus was.  The man said, “He must be a prophet.”  But there was disagreement among the Pharisees on how to consider Jesus … a prophet, a sinner, or the Son of God … so they brought the blind man before them a second time and told him to “give God the glory (praise). This Fellow we know is only a sinner (a wicked person).”  
     The man could not or would not declare Jesus a sinner, and the Pharisees threw him out of the synagogue, and that is the starting point of our Scripture today.  Which brings me to the point that I would like to make.  Various commentaries have disagreed whether the man knew who Jesus was when He approached him at this point in the story; which brings into question whether this man was saved, and if Jesus is willing to heal both the saved and unsaved.
     As the Lord has brought my husband and myself into further understanding regarding his desire to “set the captives free”, we know without a doubt that He is directing us to minister to people like this blind man.  That is to say, people who have heard of Jesus, who want to know Him, but are not part of the Church.  They have been wounded deeply and are in great need of the healing by Jesus through the Holy Spirit, but because of their skepticism of organized religion, or their fear of judgment by the Church, or their discomfort with the hypocrisy of some Christians, they will never approach the Church for help or healing.  But it is my firm belief that Jesus wants to heal them as much as He wants to heal the professed believer inside the Church building.  
     That is why He is using those like my husband and myself, who have been moved to work outside the church; to draw those people to us, so that they are comfortable enough to seek Jesus, (without embarrassment or self-consciousness) and can receive the healing, in His Name, and through the Holy Spirit (that they so desperately need), and be free to progress towards their salvation.  
     For those in the Church who hesitate, like the Pharisees did, to offer this spiritual and physical healing to anyone who is not a professed Believer, I would like to suggest that they consider this …. Jesus desires that no man perish.  And what better glory can be given to Him and the Father than a person who was once blind (to their sin) — but knows of Jesus — to be healed in His Name, and by the Spirit, and then to come to Jesus in full acknowledgement that it was His power and saving grace that changed his life?  That person, who once would never have darkened the door of a church can be set free to join the Body of Christ, and with a powerful testimony.  
     I just do not believe that we are to keep this freedom to ourselves inside the Church walls.  The Scripture says, He came to set the captives free!  To me, that implies ALL captives… both saved and unsaved.  And by healing them and setting them free, in the Name of Jesus, we just might help another person take those first steps towards entering the Kingdom of God.  Isn’t that our purpose?

Emergency Preparations To Weather The Winter Storm

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There’s nothing like a winter storm to ruin your weekend, or even the whole week. An depending on where you live, it might be even longer than that. But, as you can’t do anything about the weather to control it, all you can do is prepare the best you can to face its tantrums.

That being said, you probably insulated your windows frames and roof by now and made sure heat isn’t leaking, but if you wonder what else you could do, here’s an infographic to get you started!

Winter Storm

Let me know how are you prepping for the next winter storm in the comments section below!


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Does Prayer Really Change Things?

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Does Prayer Really Change Things?

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The front-page headline from the New York Daily News following a mass shooting in December screamed “God Isn’t Fixing This,” and various other outlets ran articles deriding people for offering “thoughts and prayers” to those involved.

It was an attack on Christianity and prayer, but it did raise several questions that deserve an answer: Why do we pray? Does prayer change anything? Are there any real benefits to prayer?

Of course, prayer has volumes of books written about it, so to stay within the confines of a single article I’ll have to summarize fairly succinctly. The big picture and bottom line for believers is twofold:

1. We are commanded to pray, and it is a daily reaffirmation that we are acknowledging that God is God, and we are not.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

2. We are to follow Jesus’ example.

He came for two reasons: To save us from our sins and to show us how we are to live our lives. Jesus prayed consistently in order to stay in the Father’s will. How can we think that we are in better spiritual shape than Him?

“And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed” (Mark 1:35).

So, are prayers always answered? The answer is cliche, but true nonetheless: Yes, your prayers are always heard and answered, but sometimes God says “no.” This is really a simple thing to understand when you consider our relationship to God as His children.

God is omniscient and knows what is best for us. He wants us to live according to His will, so when we pray according to His will, the answer is always “yes.” Put another way, prayer is the “vehicle” through which God has chosen to work His will. So does prayer change things? Yes!

Does Prayer Really Change Things?

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“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him” (1 John 5:14-15).

However, that doesn’t mean that the answer means right now, and this is where the Father-child relationship helps explain things. If your 5-year-old asks for a car, you would say “no.” Not because he or she shouldn’t ever have a car, but because the timing isn’t right. At 17 you might say “yes.” Same request, different circumstances. In the first case the answer is not yet, although the child may perceive it as a “no.”

Similarly, if your teenager asks to go on a trip to Mexico, by foot, on a path through Juarez, you’d say no. Not because you don’t want them to travel, but because that particular trip would quite dangerous. But they may not know or understand that. That particular “no” is for their own good, and not to deny them a vacation.

Final Thoughts

There actually have been studies that show prayer has a positive physical and psychological impact on people. One such study was highlighted in an article by NBC news, where doctors reported about the changes in brain chemistry during prayer by patients. Many other studies have also shown the medical benefits of prayer, and I would recommend studying the topic.

As far as whether God is “fixing this” or not, and whether the “thoughts and prayers” of others have any impact, the answer is this: God has a plan, and it will happen the way He wants. If our prayers line up with His plan, we’ll see the impact at the right time. So while our “thoughts” really do nothing more than make us feel good or express our sympathies, our prayers most definitely have an impact. Even if that impact isn’t immediately manifested.

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Your Gut is the Cornerstone of True Health

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Gut dysfunction can be linked to virtually every disease and can cause conditions like fatigue, depression, food sensitivities, chronic pain, allergies and many more. These conditions are by and large preventable, but have reached epidemic proportions as the Western lifestyle has infiltrated the entire globe with poor diet choices, stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalance.

This is why Dr. Josh Axe, Donna Gates, and Dr. Eric Zielinski have gathered together more than 30 gut health experts from around the world to share evidence-based information about the tools you need to regain control of your health. It’s called the Heal Your Gut Summit, and it’s happening this week.

Tens of thousands of people will learn the important wisdom of digestive health from the world’s leading experts. Will you be there?

These are just a few things you’ll learn at the Heal Your Gut Summit:

• Healing the gut to boost immunity and fight cancer
• Losing weight by improving digestive health
• Solutions to recover from irritable bowel syndrome
• Balancing hormones and increasing libido
• Reversing allergies and autoimmunity with foods and herbal remedies

If you’re just hearing about it, there’s still time to gain access to all 35 expert talks. The summit is free to watch, this week only. Several of the presentations will be available for free each day, for the next 7 days, starting tomorrow – Monday, January 18th.

Additionally, you have the option to purchase all 35 talks. If you purchase the summit, you can listen to the audios on your computer or mobile device, read the complete transcripts and share this important information with family and friends. The online access package for all 35 expert talks is on sale for $59 until tomorrow morning (Monday, January 18th) at 10 a.m. U.S. eastern. After 10 a.m. Monday, it increases to $79.

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He was my inspiration

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Tribute to Dan Haggerty as Grizzly Adams-artist Bennett Klein

I grew up in a family that did things together, we didn’t have the money to spend on vacations or trips, but we always ate meals together, and we watched good TV shows as a family. I fondly remember watching PBS, nature and science shows, we also loved watching Grizzly Adams.

Even at such a young age, I decided that was the way I wanted to live, in a small cabin, on a mountain side, in the woods, with few people around, and lots of animals. Each week I looked forward to sitting in front of the TV and studying how he lived, how he hunted, how he survived. Of course I understood it was just a TV show, but it was as close as I could get at the time to living my dream.

I was saddened to hear that Dan Haggerty died from cancer, I still picture him in that cabin, young, in the peak of health, that’s what we do to our entertainment icons, we freeze them in place, and see them at the same age as they were when their shows aired.

I believe his portrayal of the character Grizzly Adams must have inspired many other people to want to live like that, in freedom, away from the rigors of city life, in the wild, with your own two hands doing what was needed to survive and thrive.

You can watch the show here, I just watched and for a little while, I’m a little girl again, full of hope and dreams.

The picture at the top was created by a wonderful artist, Bennett Klein, he created a beautiful tribute to Grizzly Adams and Dan Haggerty, and was very kind to give me permission to use his image, thanks Bennett! Click here to see more of Bennett’s artwork.

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