Weekly Watchman & Current Events – March 6, 2018

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Current Events and Prophecy Update

Current Events and Bible Prophecy – Prepped & Aware!

 

This weekly post provides you with a select section of Current Events and Prophecy Update videos from current prophecy teachers. Be prayerful and line everything up against the Word of God.

But when these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near!  Luke 21:28 HCSB

Disclaimer: I don’t agree with everything I post here.  However, I try to keep an open mind and definitely don’t want to be like the religious leaders of Jesus’ day that had the Son of God right in front of them, but didn’t recognize Him because He didn’t come the way they thought He would come!  Stay Alert!

In this week’s WW:

  • John Haller’s Prophecy Update “Things You Should Know: Modern War” – 3/6/18
  • Amir Tsarfati – Middle East Current Events Update, March 6, 2018.
  • Jacob Prasch – This Week in Prophecy-March 2, 2018
  • Calvary Melbourne Australia – GAZANS PREPARE FOR WAR – March 4, 2018
  • Jason A – Something Unexplainable is Going On!

 

 

 

Amir Tsarfati – Middle East Current Events Update, March 6, 2018.

 

Jacob Prasch – This Week in Prophecy-March 2, 2018

 

Calvary Melbourne Australia – GAZANS PREPARE FOR WAR – March 4, 2018

 

Jason A – Something Unexplainable is Going On!

 

Peace,
Todd

Van-dwelling and Self-reliance video

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If you’re a Van-dweller or wanna-be dweller, the link below is worth watching. The link is to her Fy-Nyth blog, a blog I also have on my sidebar. It’s about a single, extremely self-reliant young woman, who owns and lives on her homestead in a Tiny-Home near the Wyoming border. She lives totally off-grid with solar power, wood heat which she cuts and splits herself, hauls her fresh water and a composting toilet.

The link below will take you to her latest post about how she has modified a Chevy Astro AWD van she uses as an everyday vehicle and a camper with all the things she needs for her photography and in case gets stranded by winter storms. It has everything needed to survive a stranding until whether passes or until she gets home safely.

Her blog videos about her life in a Tiny-House are very good, but her wildlife photography is simply stunning, every bit on par with National Geographic! Look through some of her older posts about her photographic images.

Van-dwelling and Self-reliance video

If you’re a Van-dweller or wanna-be dweller, the link below is worth watching. The link is to her Fy-Nyth blog, a blog I also have on my sidebar. It’s about a single, extremely self-reliant young woman, who owns and lives on her homestead in a Tiny-Home near the Wyoming border. She lives totally off-grid with solar power, wood heat which she cuts and splits herself, hauls her fresh water and a composting toilet.

The link below will take you to her latest post about how she has modified a Chevy Astro AWD van she uses as an everyday vehicle and a camper with all the things she needs for her photography and in case gets stranded by winter storms. It has everything needed to survive a stranding until whether passes or until she gets home safely.

Her blog videos about her life in a Tiny-House are very good, but her wildlife photography is simply stunning, every bit on par with National Geographic! Look through some of her older posts about her photographic images.

California Bill Would Require Fire Inspections For Homeschool Families

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California Would Require Fire Inspections For Homeschool Families

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Homeschool families in California might get a visit from the fire marshal if proposed legislation becomes law.

Assembly Bill (AB) 2756 would require fire inspections for home schools.

“The bill would require the Superintendent to prepare a list of private schools with five or fewer pupils and to provide the list directly to the State Fire Marshal, the chief of a city or county fire department or district providing fire protection services to the area in which the school is located, and the chief’s authorized representatives to fulfill a specified annual inspection,” The Legislative Counsel’s Digest said of AB 2756.

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The bill would direct the State Fire Marshal to prepare minimum requirements for any school with less than less than five students. The State Fire Marshal or city or county fire departments would then have to inspect homeschools for compliance every year.

The bill would allow for warrantless searches of homeschool families’ homes, Mike Smith of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) charged.

“Government officials would be empowered to enter a home without a warrant, reasonable cause, or consent,” Smith wrote of AB 2756. “In other words, this is a clear violation of protections we have under both the federal and state constitutions. Our homes are meant to be free from this type of unlawful state actions.”

Smith also alleged that fire safety is not the real intent of AB 2756.

“The intent of the bill is to protect children from abuse, but there is no evidence that homeschooled children are more likely to be abused than other children,” Smith wrote. “The bill unreasonably and unjustly singles out homeschooling families for this invasion of their homes. If every home with children were subject to this type of scrutiny, society would not stand for it.”

AB 2756 was introduced by assembly members Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego). It was co-written by Assembly Member Freddie Rodriquez (D-Pomona).

“Because of its reputation as a political and cultural trend-setter, passage of additional homeschool restrictions in California could influence lawmakers in others states to propose similar laws,” Smith warned.

Would you support such a bill? Share your thoughts in the section below:

Book Review: Do It Yourself Medicine

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For my money, I really did not get much out of Do It Yourself Medicine – it could have been much shorter – basically – Do-It Yourself Medicine – go to the co-op and buy animal antibiotics… There is a little more to this book than just that, it has a little bit of dosing instructions, and some information on why its “safe” to use vet meds – but I am afraid that this book will soon be horribly out of date, as the FDA and other Alpha Agencies are talking about requiring prescriptions to buy veterinary medications. What would

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Free PDF: Cooking On An Open Fire

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Cooking On An Open Fire is one of my favorite things about camping.  I have been looking excitedly forward to when my son WT would be old enough to introduce him to outdoor living.  He is getting to that age, and at 5 he talks about going hunting and camping all the time. When asked though he still declines as he says he doesn’t want bears to eat him when he is asleep.  I ask him if he thinks I won’t protect him, and he innocently says “but dad, you’d be asleep to”. Why make a mess in your indoor

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Inspection

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Have a few (ahem) leftovers from the Mountain House group buy that are going into the Deep Sleep. I used this opportunity to adjust quantities of ‘broken case’ items. See, the boxes normally hold six #10 cans. If I have only five cans of, say, Diced Beef, that means that six-can box is short by one can…or, in other words, it’s a partial or ‘broken’ case. So, I used this opportunity to round out my broken cases. In the process it also gave me a chance to inspect things. Embarrassingly, according to the dates stamped on the box, the last inspection I made on these things was seven years ago. In reality I should probably inspect these things once every other year or so.

Why? Well, mostly just to check that nothing has started to rust or otherwise be compromised. Last thing I want is to be packing up one day to move to a new location, pick up a cardboard case and have a bunch rusted cans fall out the soggy bottom of the box. No, no, no,no. I did not spend this kinda money to just wind up heaving it in a dumpster someday because I didn’t take the time to do the things necessary to protect my stuff.

What sorta steps? Well, nothing terribly intricate. Everything is in a cardboard box, taped shut, the boxes are stacked at least two feet off the floor on wire shelving, away from electrical and water sources, and (in theory) routinely inspected for damage. If I really wanted to go balls deep on the preservation side of things, the guys at repackbox.com sell a kit for really going full Burt Gummer and protecting your investment. I might have to get that to try out and see how things hold up over time.

By the by, the oldest of the cans I have in storage are pre Y2k (in fact, they were purchased at a post Y2K sale) and the majority are about 14 years old. How have they held up? Pretty well. Labels havent peeled, can integrity appears solid, boxes show no damage….just a little dust on the boxes.

 

Prepper to Prepper: Our best gardening advice

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Many, many years ago, close-knit communities would spend hours together in the course of a year sharing from their own experiences what worked and what didn’t when it came to gardening and farming. Much of that old-time, best gardening advice and wisdom has been passed down to younger generations, but unfortunately, most have been lost. […]

Situational Awareness & Background Noise — Use Your Ears!

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Your ears are a very important asset to situational awareness! We hear all the time. Even when we’re sleeping our subconscious still listens. During the daytime as we go about our daily work, routines, and activities, our ears send ‘input’ to our brain. Even when we’re not ‘listening’ we’re still ‘hearing’. We are generally pretty good at distinguishing what would be unusual or out of the ordinary sounds in a given environment of background noise. Especially when we hear something that is loudly out of place, we take notice.   Background Noise versus Noticing Unusual or Out-of-Place Noises In this

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SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL GIVEAWAY: The Flexware Bucket!

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Do you love the latest in gadgetry and cool, new products? Then you’ll love today’s giveaway prize, the Flexware bucket. This handy bucket collapses and can be pocketed away with your gardening gear, picnic basket, or anywhere else an extra container could come in handy. For gardening, you’ll love it for carrying compost, gardening tools, […]

Gardening Shoes: Which Are The Best For You? (2018 Edition)

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When you’re working in the garden this spring, you’re going to want the highest quality gardening shoes you can find. After all, you’ll be spending long hours out there preparing for spring planting, dividing your perennials, and more. You’ll want comfortable shoes that can be easily cleaned off! Here’s my checklist of some of the … Read more

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Reality About Survival TV

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I know the comments, I see what people write on Facebook and other social media. If they were on that survival show they did this, and they would have done that. Well that’s not always allowed! THAT is the reality about survival TV.

You see, survival TV is about making television, the wow factor, and the shock, and the drama. It has very little to do with actually teaching your survival. If you really look at the shows you’ll see that most of it is watching people fail, cheering for the underdog, or hoping that some disaster will befall people.
Drama is great TV, and by editing the footage and bringing in the commercials, they make it seem like it’s all drama! Nobody would hang around to watch if someone had a great campsite with perfect water set up and found lots of food. Then had the time to sit back after the first two days and enjoy their stay.

Here are some untold hard facts about the TV shows.

Most of the shows are not that far out in the wild. Some shows are actually filmed within hundreds of yards of vacation resorts. A lot of these shows are shot on reserves, parks, vacation spots, and other well-known areas. It has happened more than once that the contestants and crews have run into hikers, birdwatchers, and other people.

There are medical, advisers, producers, and film crews everywhere. And trust me this help scare off the game. Speaking of game, you’re not allowed to harvest certain animals.

Crews actually go in before the contestants, and remove plants, animals and food, from some areas.

Some shows you have to wear or carry a transponder. If you get too close to someone or something you are told to turn around and go back in another direction.

Sometimes they pay you to do stupid things. “We will give you X amount of dollars when you go over there and get that lizard and eat it.” Yes that really happens.

They team you up with different people to watch the conflict.

Some shows you are paid by the episodes so the faster you tap out, the less they have to pay you.

No matter how good you are they can edit the video to make you look either great or stupid.

The show comes first, your safety comes second. Yes they will take care of you if you get injured or sick and you’re there on the set. It’s after the shows over in your back home, getting sick from a disease, parasite or an illness suffered during the show that you may not be compensated for, and yes this has happened with some of the contestants.

So when you sit back in your chair and watch these television shows and you’re saying you would do this and you would do that, remember there are rules that you don’t know about, I’ve only mentioned a few here.
Suffering through problems, conflicts and drama, gets the shows their ratings and their pay better than someone who comes in and just totally does a wonderful job.

So am I saying that everything is “fake, or staged?”Absolutely not, and some good things can be learned from the shows. You have to take everything with a grain of salt, and remember you are watching television.

Real survival can only be taught to you by getting out there putting in the dirt time. You have to get out from in front of the television set, and practice.

Television and the Internet are great for piquing your interest, but when you really want to learn skills, nothing beat hands on experience. Go out and try some of the skills that you have seen. Go take a class, with a reputable school..

By Rich@AroundTheCabin.com
3/6/2018

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How Flippy the Robot Fry Cook Will Move Us One Step Closer to Modern Feudalism

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by Daisy Luther

Caliburger, a restaurant in Pasadena, California, has a new employee named Flippy. But this fry cook is different. It’s equipped with 6-axis arms and Artificial Intelligence. Flippy … Read the rest

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Homemade Sweet Cornbread Recipe – Down Home Goodness In A Pan

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I have always had a love hate relationship with cornbread. When I was a young child, I had campfire cornbread that was so dry and unflavorful that I avoided it for years. Fast forward to college. I went home with

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How To Grow Giant Basil Plants In The Garden

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I love growing basil plants in the garden because it’s so easy to produce a bounteous crop! I remember in a few neighborhoods where I have lived my cute neighbors would come over and clip a few stems with leaves to make some yummy appetizers, casseroles, salads and to dehydrate some for later. You can freeze it as well with a little olive oil inside some ice cube trays. Yummy, and you will have it all year long until the next harvest.

In order to grow some basil, which is really easy, you need some good soil that drains, warm weather, cut it back when you see the white flowers starting to sprout from the top of the plant. Fertilize once a month, cut the plants back when they get out of control. No worries, they grow like weeds. Please buy non-GMO basil seeds or plants. Water often when the heat of the summer kicks in. You basically dig a hole, plant the seeds, or plants with Miracle Grow Root Starter and pack the beautiful soil around the plants.

basil plants

Keep the plants watered for a few days so they don’t dry out. They grow really fast and you will be making pesto before you know it. Watch for bugs, and pick them off and place them in bags so the bad insects will die.

Basil Plants

  1. Plant in soil that drains
  2. Purchase non-Gmo seeds or plants
  3. Use a root starter like Miracle Grow Root Starter stated above
  4. Warm weather, keep them watered as needed
  5. Cut it back when it starts to flower

basil plants

Here’s my daughter’s Pesto Recipe. You can freeze this in 1/2 pint containers or whatever size you have on hand (be sure and leave room for the pesto to expand). You can scoop it over pasta, oh my gosh, is your mouth watering yet? It makes a great sandwich spread too!

basil plants

Basil Pesto Recipe

Ingredients
  • 2-3 Cups washed fresh basil-remove tough stems
  • 6-8 Cloves fresh garlic
  • 3/4 Cups olive oil
  • 1-1/2 Cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts (shells removed)
Instructions:
  1. Use a blender to process the olive oil, garlic, and basil until smooth. Add the parmesan cheese and pine nuts and use the pulse button until mixed. This is great on cooked pasta and pizza. Delicious!

PRINTABLE recipe: Pesto by Food Storage Moms

Have you tried fresh basil leaves with sliced Mozzarella cheese, garden tomatoes, and olive oil?

basil

Basil plants are so easy to grow and the recipes you can make with this awesome plant are fabulous and easy to make.

Please let me know if you have basil plants and how you use them, I love new ideas. Thanks for trying to grow a garden. We really need to share our love of gardening to keep the skill of growing our own food to be self-reliant. May God bless you and our world.

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Basil: AdobeStock_133114615 by billionphotos(.com)

Basil with cheese/tomatoes: AdobeStock_51026458 by Barbara Pheby

Basil Pesto Ingredients: AdobeStock_190014314 by Nelly Kovalchuk

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Something Every Prepper Should Consider

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Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.

I went back through the TPJ archives and found a number of articles on bullet-proof body armor. Bullet PROOF armor is in the same category as bullet proof glass. It DOES NOT EXIST.

I am of the opinion that every legal citizen should investigate the ownership of personal body armor for a numbers of uses, from home defense to SHTF. Additionally they should consider the protections it in its many variants affords family members in today’s world.

In the world of ballistics many principals of physics come into play and I could go on for ever about them, really. Maybe the reason invitations to dinner parties appear to be waning. No matter since I will drone about it just a bit right here. As Preppers, when it comes to bullets, there are two principals of physics that are the most significant – Velocity and Fragmentation.

Velocity

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has established standards, Ballistic Resistance Standard 0101.06, for body armor and is the certifying authority in the United States. Be careful when you search for ANY standard from the government as Google, and all the other search engines, will give you pages and pages of data created by manufactures that look like what you are searching for but are really advertisements for their products. Even the link I provided above takes some intelligent maneuvering to get to the actual standard.

To revisit a point above there is bullet resistant glass and bullet resistant body armor, but bullet proof is not really achievable. Even the 46100 Brinell rated ballistic steel that is tested and proven to stop 50 cal rounds may fail if the velocity of the round exceeds the tested standard. This steel is what is used to make armored vehicles for the military. A sheet of this steel at 96″ by 48″ weighs 817.26 lbs. In bullets velocity is so much more a determinant of their penetrating ability that others factors like shape and hardness can almost be factored out of the equation, almost.

Level III is the NIJ standard level for rifle rounds. The current standard for Level III rated body armor is to test it with 7.62 mm FMJ, steel jacked rounds, the U.S. Military M80 Ball, at 147 grains and a velocity of 2,780 fps +/- 30 fps. Look at any box of 7.62 (308 commercially) ammunition and it will state the expected velocity out of a 16″ barrel. To increase the velocity of these rounds all you have to do is increase the barrel length. I have a 308 with a 20″ barrel and it will achieve velocities in excess of 3,200 fps using this same round, and at that velocity most Level III body armor can be penetrated. So know before you buy. Understand what threats you might face and do your homework.

Fragmentation

This is what you would expect. When an FMJ round hits a ballistic rated steel plate it either penetrates it or disintegrate. Hopefully the latter but again, dependent on the velocity. BTW ballistic steel armor is rated by its hardness, its Brinell rating, steel labeled AR500 is the standard and goes up to exceed a hardness rating of AR650.

And what happens to that “frag and spall” generated by the round hitting the steel plate? First it exerts a g-force across the entire plate, so it spreads the energy. Standard steel plate armor is 10″ x 12″ and plate carriers are designed to hold this in position over your most vital core organs. Yes, if you are hit by a rifle round and you are wearing approved body armor you are going down and you are going to know what it is like to be kicked by a very large mule, but you will survive. Companies offer soft “trauma” pads to wear behind the steel plates to further dissipate the impact across a larger area to lesson the shock and injured ribs or vertebrate.

If you hold your hand against your chest where the steel plate would be and imagine a round hitting you hand you immediately understand that the frag and spall is going to pepper the underside of your chin with fragmentation which could very well kill you. If either of your arms are extended past your chest in a defensive position or it you are extending them to fire your weapon, be it a pistol or rifle, your arms will be peppered as well. And if you are a part of a team your buds around you are likely to get sprayed which might prompt them to smoke your….well, you know.

So you always want plates that are sprayed with a spall and frag coating to contain the fragments. The current ones, in what is called “build-up coat” are actually excellent. Sprayed with specialized materials not too dissimilar than those used to spray truck bed liners, they are quite effective at capturing all the fragments. They can sustain multiple hits and not fail. The NIJ tests body armor at 51′ and six (6) rounds per plate, equal distant. I have tested at that distance and sixteen (16) rounds per plate, equally distant, and had no failures. They cost more than the base coat but there are some places where saving money is incredible foolish, body armor, should you need it, qualifies as one of them. Parachutes come to mind as well.

What is the Take Away?

Backpack Armor. That is my singular goal. While I want people to understand that “bullet proof” is not possible and the reasons why, I stated all this to support the idea that you should considering investing in body armor for your own needs, that would be smart. As a bedside rig to don when you hear breaking glass or to wear as you head out when TEOTWAWKT comes to pass. And everyone who carries a backpack, a briefcase or a large purse should invest in backpack armor.

There are specifically designed backpacks for armor but most armor manufactures design armor specifically for backpacks, packs, laptop, and book bags. They come in cuts and sizes that will fit nearly all civilian and military style backpacks on the market allowing a convenient and concealable solution to staying protected. The soft body armor, rated Level IIIA by the NIJ is rated against all standard pistol rounds, up to and including the 44 Magnum traveling at 1,460 fps (velocity again, influenced by the barrel length, and a few grains of powder.)

This is soft body armor, flexible, made from materials that harden on impact. They have no metal components, are thin and light weight, less than 2 lbs. and are not detectable by TSA. They will NOT stop rifle rounds from the more common calibers like the .556 and 7.62. However those ballistic steel ones above WITH the build-up coat will. Yes, they weigh in at about 8.1 lbs for the standard 10″ x 12″ size and most backpacks require an 11″ x 14″ plate, which weighs in at 11.5 lbs. That is weight but have you lifted your high school kids backpack lately? Will the extra weight give them back problems or confidence and a sense of security?

As preppers we plan for the worst case scenarios. As the parents of children in school we should consider giving them every edge.

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Quick and Easy Cheat Sheet to Learn How to Operate a Ham Radio

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Hams and HAM Radio Traditionally, HAM is the informal name for amateur radio operators. The origin of the acronym HAM goes all the way back to 1908, when HAM was

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