A few thoughts about today’s Terrorist attack in London

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London terror attack: Four dead and 20 injured

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39359158

In case you haven’t heard, there was another terrorist attack today in London, leaving behind five dead so far and 40 injured. Not much details yet but apparently an SUV was used to plow people and a police officer was stabbed to death.

A few thoughts:

1)Be prepared. Carrying an EDC bag with Celox gauze and tourniquet may seem excessive.. that is until you’re bleeding to death on the sidewalk.

2)As for strategic relocation, it’s yet again another main capital that got hit. NY, London, Paris. Im not saying don’t go there, just be a little extra careful and if possible don’t live in key terrorist target locations.

3)Awareness. When I lived in Buenos Aires I made sure not to wear any headphones. In places with such high crime you need all your senses. Listen to screams, quick footsteps behind you, speeding cars, even shots. In this case a speeding car may have been heard, and someone listening to music may have been completely unaware of it until it was too late.

4)A machine that weights half a ton or more and can move at +100mph can be a terrible weapon. We’ve seen it before with even worse results and we’re likely to see it again. A car, let a lone a truck, in a crowded area can be devastating.

5) The ISIS terrorist magazine “Inspire” tells its followers to do attacks exactly like these. Grab a big car and just plow people. Its easy, simple and any fool can take numerous innocent lives with this kind of attack. It’s reasonable to expect more of these kind of attacks in key western cities.

6)Not pointing any fingers at anyone, or yes maybe I am, but why is it that when terrorist attacks occur there’s always a “religion of peace” representative involved? Just saying.

FerFAL
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

Venezuela: The Socialist Utopia turned hellhole

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Saw this short 8minute documentary on socialist utopia Venezuela.
Think this is a must see for anyone who thinks socialism is the
answer. https://www.infowars.com/democrats-love-socialism/

-Beth

Thanks for your email Beth.

Venezuela is a mess. Caracas is the murder capital of the world. That people end up starving to death in a large, oil-rich country packed full of fertile land in a tropical climate speaks volumes of the disaster caused by dictators Chavez and Maduro. With such outstanding natural resources the people of Venezuela shouldn’t be starving, they should be thriving beyond their wildest dreams.

Infowars talks about socialism but that’s not it. (and no, I’m no socialist, I believe in having a small, efficient government, which should mix as little as possible with the private sector)

Cristina Kirchner also managed to finish the job started by her husband in their lefty utopia, bringing a large, low population and resource packed country to its knees. Her motto was “national and popular” and with that BS she bankrupted the country. Even worse than that and not being satisfied with stealing alone, she destroyed our once strong education system, which was admired by our neighbouring countries not that long ago. Without education, a country has no future, and when an entire generation grows up having no pride in their education, no respect for work, then you need to double the effort to fix it, and you will only do that when a new generation grows up with a different set of core values.  This is like someone breaking into your home and not only stealing all your stuff, but burning it down right before leaving with all your belongings. They don’t gain anything from it, they are just evil.

But what Cristina Kirchner, Chavez and Maduro, or even right wing or conservatives like Carlos Menem or Alberto Fujimori all have in common isn’t socialism. It’s corruption. Nordic countries tend to lean heavily towards socialism, and as much as some of us may not appreciate the way in which such politics interfere with freedom and personal liberties I must admit that Venezuela and Norway stand perfectly in opposite ends of the quality of life spectrum. One can argue that Venezuela is more of an authoritarian regime indifferently of any specific political model and that Nordic countries follow a social democratic model that focuses more on having a large safety net and ensuring basic rights, yet allowing capital to develop. Still, analysing different forms of government in different parts of the world and different periods of time what I always go back to as a common denominator for social disaster is the same: It’s corruption. They can claim to be left or right, liberal or conservative, but if they are corrupt they will only bring misery to the people they represent.  Societies should learn to have zero tolerance when it comes to it.

As for survival in a place like Venezuela, it’s in many ways similar to what I’ve written about for years regarding survival in Argentina. Argentina, Venezuela, Ex Soviet Union, all countries that go down and experience a socioeconomic collapse have numerous similarities and most of the tactics and strategies to get by are the same. But when a country falls as bad as Venezuela they reach rock bottom and the only viable strategy is to leave as soon as you can.  it’s like surviving 100 feet under the sea. There’s no life in such a place, you just get the hell out of there as soon as possible.

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

Bugging Out, Passports and Cash

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Hi Fernando,

Thanks for your blog!

Here is a link that I thought you might find helpful for your blog readers.  Good reminder to have an updated passport while times are good!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-10/millions-venezuelans-try-flee-country-they-run-problem

Tomás Páez – author of “The Voice of the Venezuelan Diaspora” – told Bloomberg that since Chávez took power in 1999 nearly 2 million Venezuelans have fled the country and hundreds of thousands are marking their time until they obtains the funds and the passport that will allow them to leave.

Maduro has acknowledged the issue of the chronic shortages in passports and last week launched a new “online” option that will rush a passport to customers within 72 hours for about double the price of waiting in line. The website, however, has crashed numerous times and it is unclear how many passports have been expedited through this process. Saime has stated that the backup in processing passport applications is because the agency lacks enough “materials,” but did not specify what that means. Observers say that while the government may not be able to afford the paper to make the passport. Paper products in the country, including toilet paper, are in short supply in Venezuela. But skeptics think the Maduro government may also be trying to keep people from leaving the beleaguered nation.

Karyn from California

Hello Karyn, thanks for your email.

Indeed, passports and money (a good bit of it in cash!).  I’ve explained many times before how these two are the most important assets to have when bugging out abroad.

The thing with passports is, timing is key. In most countries getting a passport takes time. If you want to apply for a second one due to family ancestry it may take years.

The lesson folks is get your passport and keep it updated even if you’re not planning on going anywhere.

Also, if you think you may be able to apply for Irish, British or any other second citizenship, don’t waste any time, contact the embassy and get it done while you can. It can one day be, by far, your most valuable asset… or your grandkids.

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

Examples of Cons and Scams

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In today’s post I wanted to give you some examples of common cons and scams.  I find that you don’t have to have an encyclopedia of knowledge on the different types of cons and scams as long as you keep in mind that it is impossible to cheat an honest man. If something seems to […]

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Halloween Candy Safety

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I want to give some tips on Halloween Candy Safety, this is particularly relevant to me because I have a 3 year old that will eat candy off the ground. Be cautious. Whether it’s Halloween candy or a party buffet, your confidence should be lower whenever you consume food that hasn’t been either professionally prepared […]

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Commercial Burglary

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Ninety per cent of commercial burglary prevention is physical security. If your complex is locked up and unauthorized entry is made difficult, time consuming, noisy and visible, chances are the burglar will pass up your business and look for an easier target. Commercial Burglary Prevention LOCKS on all outside entrances and inside security doors should […]

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Improve Your Security On The Water

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If you want to enhance your security on the water, you need to be realistic about the boat.  They are not very secure, are targets for thieves, and not always well secured, but that does not mean you cannot improve your security on the water. Always: Lock anything valuable out of sight in a strong […]

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Keep Your Boat Safe

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If you want to keep your boat safe, you need to make it unattractive to thieves.  Its not that hard if you use common sense and look at your boat from the viewpoint of a thief. Don’t make yourself an easy target. Always follow the simple steps below: Never leave anything valuable on display, however […]

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Traveling Safely

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Like safe driving, traveling safely is just common sense and paying attention. When I was a young marine deployed overseas I learned that the world is a dangerous place if you don’t pay attention. If you would like some common sense tips on traveling safely, please continue reading: If you are driving, make sure your […]

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Prevent Burglaries While on Vacation

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If you are going on vacation, you need to be aware that burglars love homes that are vacant.  This article will show you some tips to prevent burglaries while on vacation. An empty house is a tempting target for a burglar. Use this checklist of tips to help safeguard your home while you’re away: Have […]

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If You Are Robbed

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If you are robbed, do your best to remain calm.  If you can’t remain calm, at least ACT like it.You must decide in advance your belief in resistance.  Personally I believe in the morality of self-defense but everyone must decide for themselves. I will say that if you are robbed and do not know what […]

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Holdup Prevention Rules

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You can’t ever be 100% sure you are doing the right thing for holdup prevention, criminals are individuals and individuals can’t be lumped into an all or nothing formula. However, in my experience as a prison guard that liked to talk, I learned a lot about the mindset of those criminals that got caught. If […]

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Home Improvement Fraud

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Home repairs and improvements can be costly. Watch out for home improvement fraud if: Somebody offers to do an expensive job for an unusually low price A company offers to make a “free” inspection If the person wanting to do the repairs “just happened to be in the neighborhood”. The most popular home improvement frauds […]

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How to Insure a Safe Hotel Room

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A clean and safe hotel room should be easy to find, but they are not always as prevalent as they should be. It’s a scenario familiar to any business traveler. Your airline flight was delayed, the cab line at the airport was endless and check-in was a mess. Jet lag has struck. It’s very late, […]

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Making a Disaster Plan

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Making a Disaster Plan[/caption] A pre-arranged plan is easier, safer and more effective than reacting “from the hip” in what is by definition a life-or-death situation – especially in a multi-person household or business. Without a plan, you may have people going in as many different (and opposing) directions as you have people going.  Because […]

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Driving

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What’s the right driving position?  Head restraint directly behind, but not touching, your head; hands at 3 and 9 o’clock on the steering wheel; seat adjusted so your wrist is just over the steering wheel when you extend your arm. That’s how to tell where to put the seat, not how to drive.  If you […]

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Outdoor Food Safety

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Summertime food may be dangerous!  Bacteria like picnics as much as we do, and summer heat will quickly raise the temperature of refrigerated food into the 40s and above – where bacteria grow like, well, bacteria. Outdoor food safety is a must if you don’t want to end your picnic with repeated trips to the […]

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Federal appeals court says weapons “like M-16 rifles” not protected by Second Amendment

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Now this is disturbing news.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decision upheld Maryland’s ban on assault rifles, which was passed in 2013 in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut. It cited a 2008 Supreme Court case, Heller v. District of Columbia, which said that weapons “most useful in military service” are not covered by the Constitution.

Federal appeals court says assault rifles are ‘weapons of war’ not protected by Second Amendment

This shows a concerning level of ignorance regarding the basic principle of the Second Amendment were clearly the “security of a free State” involves warfare against tyrants or foreign invaders, meaning yes, using precisely weapons of war. If anything it’s sporting firearms that have a limited or nil combat application therefore aren’t strictly “necessary to the security of a free State”.

This serves as a reminder that gun rights should never be taken for granted and that there’s people always operating to take them away from us. The minute you relax, the minute they take a bite. Relax too much and one day you have nothing left.

Take care folks,

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

Staying Safe from Terrorism

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This post contains some tips for staying safe from terrorism. But before you scroll down to see the tips, realize that the goal of terrorism is to use fear to enhance a political motive – if you allow your fear to change how you vote or what you allow your government to do the terrorists […]

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Happy people: A Year in Taiga

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I’m pretty sure I posted this before, maybe last year, but in case you missed it it’s worth posting again.

Happy People: A Year in Taiga goes along the journey of one year with the professional trappers and hunters living along the Taiga river in Russia. These are hardy, no-nonsense old world people. They make a living in one of the harshest parts of the world, one that is at that beautiful and full of natural resources. The skill and resourcefulness they show is admirable.

It’s the second time I watch this documentary. Its four parts, one for each season (as in actual seasons of the year) each lasting one hour. Again, worth every minute of it.

One of the things that stuck with me this time though is that even though I bet they are happy people and some of them probably chose such a life, I sure wouldn’t trade places with them any time soon. In spite of the beautiful natural surroundings you can also see the Spartan way of life, in many ways limited. At the end of the day the trapping, fishing and hunting is done for good old money mostly, and they make rather little of it at that. Clearly being frugal is one of their main survival skills and if applied to any other line of work, likely one that pays better, it’s also understandable that a person would thrive as well.

Again, the skill and resourcefulness is amazing. How they cut down trees to make everything from skies to canoes, driving, navigating, repairing, fishing, hunting, trapping. While these people may be jack of all trades, they sure have mastered several of them as well.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

Lightning

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Take the threat of lightning seriously; if you can hear thunder, the storm is close enough to threaten you with lightning. If you feel your skin tingle or your hair stand on end, you are like a jet fighter that’s being painted by radar. Make yourself as small a target as possible without lying flat: […]

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Earthquake

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As an emergency manger for a New Madrid Seismic Zone State, as well as someone that grew up near the fault line, I take the threat of earthquake pretty seriously. What bothers me most about earthquakes is the lack of warning coupled with the possible distruction.  Short of moving, there really isn’t anything you can […]

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Nuclear Power Plant Safety

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I have to say, as someone that spent 4 years working as a emergency management planner assigned to our Nuclear Power Plant Safety program, and dedicated to training first responders in how to remain safe during a power plant response, I have little tolerance for the fear-mongering and nonsense that some people in the preparedness community […]

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Preparing Your Home for an Earthquake

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Compared to other natural disasters like hurricanes and fires, earthquakes strike without warning anywhere in the world. There’s no telling when they’ll happen and most of the time, they bring extensive damage. Being prepared is always the smart move once you feel the earth shaking. Your own home itself can become a danger to you […]

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Floods

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Take Floods seriously – floods kill more people each year than any other natural phenomenon including tornadoes. Ask your local emergency management office if you live in a flood-prone area. Learn the area’s flooding history, flood warning signs and alert signals. Get a copy of the community flood evacuation plan. Have a fully-supplied emergency kit on […]

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Tornadoes and Other Windstorms

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Tornadoes are Mother Nature’s most feared events because they are her most destructive force. Don’t wait for a warning! The more ready for emergency your home/business is, the safer you are; second, any thunderstorm can produce tornadoes. Tornado WATCH: conditions are right for tornadoes to form in the listed area. Pay close attention to the […]

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Severe Weather

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Keep an ear out for Severe Weather.  Local forecasts are more available than ever, and you can use them for more than just planning how to dress! When you hear special weather information, as opposed to just a forecast, know what you’re hearing.  What’s the difference between a WATCH and a WARNING? WATCH: conditions are […]

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Burglary Prevention

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If you want tips on burglary prevention experience has shown us that burglars like many things (mostly other people’s things), but most thieves prefer two conditions: An invitation, and A fast, easy, undetected entry and exit Burglary invitations aren’t stuffed into envelopes as are birthday party invites; nor do we hang signs on our doors.  […]

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List of Great Books on Bartering

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Just by going to websites like this, you are way ahead of the general populace. If you go ahead and actually prepare you are light-years ahead of most. If we have a large scale disaster, you may be in a position to trade some of your goods (and services) for items you may need. Here are some books to get you started in bartering.

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Hazardous Materials

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The first thing to know about Hazardous Materials is this: If you see a chemical accident, call “911.” Let the professionals handle it! Leave the area and help keep others away. Accidents can force an evacuation; fumes can create problems over a large area. Officials do not evacuate lightly; so if you are told to […]

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“Third Tier” List of Recommended Specialty Books

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Some of these books are more expensive than those in the second and first tiers, others are more technical, and some are supplemental texts that cover the same subjects in different ways. For whatever reason, I don’t find these books as essential as those on the first two lists, even though I bought some of them first….

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Winter Storm

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One thing that is important to know about winter storm advisories is to know the difference between a WATCH (conditions are right for the named event to occur) and a WARNING (the named event is occurring or imminent). Have a battery-powered radio available and stay tuned to local weather forecasts for storm updates. Last winter […]

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“Second Tier” List of Recommended Specialty Books

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I subscribe to a Good, Better, Best philosophy when it comes to preparedness resources. I would rather have a good piece of equipment RIGHT NOW, than have plans to buy the best most ultimate piece of gear someday. Then as I learn to use that good piece of equipment, it helps me know what too look for when I have the resources to upgrade. Once you start to understand the fundamental skills contained in the non-fiction must have list, you may want to learn more details. This next list is a little more in depth. It will be followed by a third list at a later date.

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Non-Fiction Must Read Books

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Having “stuff” is cool, but too many people tend to rely on “stuff” in an emergency, when really, keeping your head and thinking your way through things works a lot better. (Ever watch MacGyver?) No preparedness plan is complete without knowledge, because somebody can take your stuff, but they cannot take your mind, (if YOU don’t lose it!).

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No Rights Without A Duty

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YOUR RIGHTS A good friend told me something a while back that has stuck with me and needs to be impressed upon everyone who thinks their “Rights” are due you just because you draw breath. You do not have a right, until you have a duty. Think about it for a minute. Here’s two examples. […]

The Insanity Of Thinking “It’ll Be Different This Time”

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I watched a video earlier this week (from May 2016) that just reinforced my belief that the majority of the nation’s overt “militia” groups are just in it for the kudos of “Look how ‘Operator’ I am.”, or “Look at our ‘bad ass’ training.”. Why else would any group in this country calling itself a […]

Mainstream Sedition?

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Imagine that, a FORMER BooHOo Dept of Defense official by the name of Rosa Brooks suggests that a military coup is the only option left to oust “One of the most divisive Presidents in American history”. Here’s a clue FORMER official Brooks. President Trump is not being divisive, he’s doing what he told us he’d […]

7 Great Homesteading Magazine Recommendations

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Here are some of my favorite Homesteading Magazine Recommendations, These have a lot of great information (and are sometimes the sources of some of my project ideas). I like the term prepsteader as a way to merge the similarities of preppers and homesteaders Subscribing saves a lot of money over buying them at the newsstand. […]

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The Special Snowflake First Class Award Goes To…..

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So Snoop Dogg has something to say, Snoop Dogg Quote, “Jiggaboo Ass Niggas”?, “Uncle Tom Ass Niggas” (oh my goodness, JC actually typed the full words that the “special” upset black man said about other black people), really? I don’t think you’re gonna “roast” shit Snoopy. Whatcha gonna do dawg, talk about them in a […]

Are you truly living or are you merely surviving?

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This is a question I used to ask myself a lot when living (or should I say surviving) in Argentina.

I knew the answer well enough. I was surviving in Argentina and I did not like it. That’s why we left after all. Since then I can say we’ve been living life. It’s been a great life with my fantastic wife and kids. We live every day to the fullest and look forward to the next one. In many ways we’ve been making up for lost time. Every day I try to do right, do what I like and live it as the precious moment that it is. For all the talk about the snowflake generation, I do treat each day, each moment as one. As something that is unique, special, will last just a moment and I’ll never get back. Let me tell you, it’s a great way to live your life. If you do it you’ll look back and regret nothing.

What does it mean to “merely survive”? It means to just be alive but not do much living other than that. In our case the clear limiting factor was crime. Every time you left your home you felt exposed and you did because you actually were. You would walk around always looking around, you looking for threats. Even in crowded places you needed to be careful with pick pockets or snatchers grabbing your backpack, briefcase or in the case of women their purses. I’ve seen men get mugged, at gun point, at the train station in the middle of rush hour. The platform packed full of people and the robber sticking a gun to the guy’s face. It could truly happen anywhere at any time and it happened a lot, all around you. After we left Argentina, the thing that amazed us the most was that, security. The ability to go out for a long walk, pretty much anywhere we want and not fear getting attacked. Sleeping at night knowing that even is some noise wakes you up, chances are its not four or five guys trying to break in. Crime limited you in other ways too. It dictates where you can live. Gated communities and apartments in safe buildings are fine, a more isolated house in the outskirts of town is not. When buying a new car, try not buying one that is too expensive or looks too good or you’ll get carjacked over it. A guy that I knew bought himself a fancy car and had it armoured so as to be able to enjoy it. A week later he was carjacked when getting in, robbed at gunpoint.

What can you do about this? The choice is either do something about it (try to avoid being a victim) or go into denial. I’d say 90% of people chose denial.

The other factor was of course economic. No matter how much money you made 25% inflation meant you couldn’t save up money at all. You had to spend it right away. With that kind of economic instability you can’t plan for anything beyond a couple weeks, let alone a few years.

Here is where I suppose a lot of people may feel represented. Not because of inflation but because of money being tight and living month to month with nothing left in between. That isn’t much of an enjoyable life either. Worrying about an unexpected expense, an accident or illness ruining you financially. Never taking vacations, always living on a strict budget.  In my case I felt as if my life was on hold, as if someone had pressed the “pause” button in my life. What kept us going was the hope that soon enough we’d get to live for real. Be free to go out for a walk without worrying about getting mugged. Get to travel without the fear of our home getting picked clean while we were away. Get to dress anyway we wanted without worrying about having something on us that was of certain brands or worth a bit too much and it being too much of a temptation for a would-be robber. I mean, my wife and I, we ended up replacing our gold wedding bands for silver ones. It was common practice to avoid getting mugged. I still remember the day after we left that we got to wear them again.

When certain “preppers” talk about looking forward to SHTF, because they’ll do great while all the liberals die off, they have no idea what they’re talking about. Surviving sucks folks. It’s the living part that’s fun. Merely surviving sucks but it’s much better than being dead, most of all because it means there’s still chance you may end up living again one day.

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

Evacuation Plans And Getting Home

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Re-Post from Mason Dixon Survivalist Association Evacuation Plans And Getting Home So here’s the question. Have you planned for what might happen before, during, and after the inauguration? You might say “Well JC, there’s a lot of talk from the communists/socialists/leftists/anarchists/islamicists (you get the point, there’s a lot of “ists” that want to cause problems)…..but it’s […]

Pushing An “Envelope” That Is Ready To Bust

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There are 2.4 million Iraq and Afghanistan Vets in this country (all trained personnel of which a percentage are the true “Combat Arms” fighters), and this figure doesn’t include the VN Vets still physically able. There are 2.5 million service members in this country (all trained personnel of which a percentage are the true “Combat […]

Preppers Resolutions, for the New Year

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Preppers Resolutions, for the New Year and Beyond Bobby Akart “Prepping For Tomorrow” Audio in player below! We are going to set the tone for the New Year, and beyond on this episode of the Prepping for Tomorrow program. Bestselling author, and founder of Freedom Preppers, Bobby Akart, will share his suggested resolutions for Preppers, … Continue reading Preppers Resolutions, for the New Year

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Appreciating Christmas

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    On my last deployment, I had occasion to be conducting a patrol on the days leading up to Christmas. I had specific orders from my Commander that my patrol was not to be “On the road” on Christmas day (Brigade directive). I assured him that we would be inside the wire before Christmas […]

Why Governments Fear Their Warriors

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  There’s a reason why the government will go after Vets first. This article talks about what warriors are to their society. _________________________________________________________________ The Warrior in the Modern Age Excerpted from the book, A Masters Guide to the Way of the Warrior By Stefan H. Verstappen  Long, continuous periods of peace and prosperity have always brought […]

So Now The “Left” wants To Play “Militia”?

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You gotta love it when a cowardly POS uses a disclaimer like, “I don’t agree with this, but this is how I’d do it.”. Then he says, “I’d assemble armed resistance brigades”. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ROFLMAO! I hate to tell you Snowflake, but you picked the wrong side of that comflict to even consider it an “armed” […]

Prepping for SHTF scenarios with Angry American

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Prepping for SHTF scenarios with Angry American Forrest & Kyle “The Prepping Academy” Listen in player below! Forrest and Kyle are interviewing author Chris Weatherman. Some folks may know Chris by another name though. Angry American. Chris is a successful author with more than a few novels under his belt. His “Going Home” series is a … Continue reading Prepping for SHTF scenarios with Angry American

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Story Time: BOV/Daily Driver saves the Day

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After over a week of continuous heavy pouring rain today it finally stopped. I’ve seen tropical climate rain before but nothing like this, non-stop pouring followed by “what the hell the sky is falling”, followed by more pouring rain.

In spite of this, this past Saturday morning I still had to drive to town to pick up a delivery. After checking the news and making sure there was no flood alert I thought “hey, the worst that can happen is getting wet a bit”.

Not so much. The slope on the side of the road had collapsed, dirt and rock had been washed over the road, and by the time I made it back I was dealing with more flooding, a fallen tree and the road going home up hill was turning into a downfall river.

The humble Honda CR-V saved the day though. AWD, snow+mud tires and the extra torque of the diesel engine meant I could climb up the road that was now becoming a river slowing down in the opposite direction. As it turned left, it was surreal to see the well-known road home now flooded, with a fallen tree across the street, the trunk almost fully under water. It seemed like a completely different place.

I don’t know how close I got to getting washed downhill. The current was pretty strong. A bigger truck would have done even better no doubt, but then again a bigger truck would have probably been left in the garage because I wasn’t expecting any of this.

The lesson is pretty clear: SHTF happens without notice and more likely than not your daily driver is what you’ll have to work with. Its better to drive around the small or mid size SUV all day than to have a Humvee in the garage while driving a Prius all day because its good on gas.

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Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

The Neighborhood Protection Teams And Ignorant, Defeatist “Know It Alls”

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I recently was made aware of an experienced (no mil background but apparently he’s just always looking for the next “One” to follow) “Rookie” that had all manner of “good” (not) things to say about the “Neighborhood Protection Team” concept. He was poo pooing the notion that an NPT could be formed during or right […]

Brushbeater Talks Commo Alternatives And Networking

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Brushbeater talks alternative commo and makes some important distinctions between Survivalists and the tactical/militia crowd. _________________________________________________________________ Field Phones, Community Networking, and thinking in Three Dimensions ON NOVEMBER 17, 2016 BY NCSCOUT   A lot of what has been written on this blog communications-wise revolves around the radio, primarily due to the fact that it’s both the […]

Trump Supporter Survival Guide 101

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The election is over but the implications are still very much alive. You just have to watch the news for a few minutes to see protests, violence, people randomly attacked and so on.

Folks, this isnt a political website. As I’ve always said vote anyway you think you should (and that’s exactly what millions did) but if one thing is clear is that the lack of tolerance has reach record levels and on one hand you have people that can’t seem to process that they’ve lost, just like some can’t grasp the concept of finally getting what they wanted and be content with it. This website is about practical, objective advice. If you can’t stop yourself from wearing your Trump or Anti Trump, or Hillary for Prison t-shirt then that’s fine too, but know that from a practical perspective, it’s not exactly advisable at the moment.

Having said all this, here’s my advice.

  • Avoid logos, stickers, etc.

The election is over so there’s not much of a political battle to fight at the moment. These days, you risk getting into trouble for nothing really to be gained.

People have been beaten, insulted or otherwise aggravated because of wearing Trump shirts. I know of people that had their car vandalized, tyres slashed, all four, because of Trump stickers. Recently a car was set on fire over a Trump sticker.

Mustang vandalized, set on fire in Santa Maria

Given that the elections are already over and in the spirit of going as unnoticed as possible, I at least would avoid it. For those of you very political at least hold until next elections.

  • Avoid politics at your workplace.

People have gotten themselves in trouble at work for expressing their political views, even fired. Now, it sucks not to be able to express your views, but then again with freedom comes responsibility and that includes knowing whats in your best interest or not.  If anything, try being as discrete as possible when discussing politics. Even if your boss and immediate colleges mostly think alike, you never know who’s overhearing and who takes note of your views with a negative connotation making life harder at your workplace.

  • Avoid protests and rallies.

At the end of the day, what matter is your vote and that has already been cast. If people want to protest/express their discontent that’s all fine and dandy, until the protest stops begin peaceful that is, which is not ok (but more on that later). Confronting them though makes no sense, does you no good other than scratching some childish itch some people have.

  • Learn how to deal with roadblocks.

Everyone has the right to peaceful protest but there’s nothing peaceful about stopping traffic and keeping people hostage in their vehicle. Remember the basics. Avoid protests when possible. Do NOT engage. Do NOT lower your window to talk politics with the violent thug attacking you, keep moving away from the potentially dangerous ambush.

  • Don’t let politics destroy your family.

I’ve addressed this topic before and I’ve seen the same thing happen in my own country. The division, the rift between opposite opinions. The fatal mistake of believing that a political adversary is an enemy. Trump himself has talked about “unity” and “heal the division” in his victory speech. But if there’s one thing both Trump and Hillary hardcore supporters agree on, ironically enough, is that they want none of that. I know for a fact such a thing is a big mistake, especially when politics end up affecting your relationships with family and friends. An extra dose of maturity and empathy can work miracles.

  • Stay informed.

Matt Bracken was interviewed recently. I have a ton of respect for Matt and his opinions. There’s talks about possible false flag ops (entirely possible in the near future) and there’s strong evidence about many protesters being paid to participate, herded into buses like we see so often in South America. I understand how some people may not like Trump and chose to express such opinions. I also understand having thousands of paid violent “protesters” making a mess. This kind of organized resistance to the democratic process is pretty risky and its important to stay informed, fully understanding the interest and political inclinations of each player and media outlet.

  • Keep Preparing.

With a Republican president and majority on both houses gun owners can sure relax. Chances of any kind of gun ban are slim to say the least and fingers crossed, maybe some new opportunities may arise for those living in more restrictive cities and states regarding concealed carry and what kind of firearms can be owned.

Still, firearms ownership is just a small part of the equation. Today more than ever its important to be ready to face challenges. Socially speaking expect protests and random or organized acts of violence and rioting to become more common, not the other way around. The supplies kept in your vehicle are key, especially your first aid kit.  Shameless self-promoting here, if you haven’t done so already do get my book, “The Modern Survival Manual”, and put into practice as much as you can right away. Everything from awareness, grey man philosophy, self-defense and economic preps its all very much relevant and applicable. This website is packed full of information as well, read through the older articles.

With a new president there’s always a “honeymoon” period of about 3-6 months. After that things settle and the political and economic future becomes more clear. Some measures taken by Trump may be less popular than others. Mistakes will be made in the learning process, especially in his first presidency. Economic measures that may have benefits in the long run may be less popular at first, even have the opposite effect, just like positive short term ones may not work that great down the road. And then there’s the fact that almost half the country isn’t happy with the way things went, and will try to sabotage Trump every chance they get.

Good luck people!

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Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

A Brief Reprieve

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  Tuesday’s election results have given normal people (it’s just like firearms magazines, a 30 round rifle mag is normal capacity not “high” capacity, just like being conservative is normal thinking not “extreme” thinking) some breathing room. How long this “breathing room” will last is anyone’s guess. We are seeing protests and riots across the […]

Angry American!

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Angry American Forrest & Kyle “The Prepping Academy” Listen in player below! Forrest and Kyle are interviewing author Chris Weatherman. Some folks may know Chris by another name though. Angry American. Chris is a successful author with more than a few novels under his belt. His “Going Home” series is a best seller and has many … Continue reading Angry American!

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Toblerone: Before and After Brexit

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This is priceless.

Its amazing that UK went Venezuela in their attempt to control inflation.

The government clearly pressured for Toblerone to be sold at the same price in spite of 30% inflation. They demanded that they didn’t make the packaging any smaller and kept the same price.

So how’s the Toblerone now sold in UK?

This is the result.

Toblerone 2020?

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Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

WMD is Armed

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Here’s some thoughts from my new Bride, and her re-post of what a good friend posted earlier in the week. As she said, things go wrong no matter how well you plan, but she’s learned to plan ahead and roll with the issues as they present themselves. She’s my partner and “Battle Buddy” in everything […]

WRSA Sends More Of The Grid Down Hospital “Patient Assessment”

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Grid Down Hospital: Part VI – Patient Assessment Overview Posted on November 1, 2016 The latest from the team: Patient Assessment Overview Entire medical text volumes have been written about a full patient assessment, and what it should encompass. This will not be one of them, but it will serve as a reasonable overview for your […]

Putin Gets It!

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Like him or hate him, Putin gets what is at stake here. Here’s another thought. What does it take to create or allow the existence of a society that will make excuses for this kind of behavior? JCD, American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICEFiled under: Mindset, Political

Don’t Be One Of These Guys

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Are you one of these guys? The name of this game is “Balance”. A Survivalist has a well rounded collection of knowledge, skills, and preps. Survivalism is a mindset and lifestyle, not a pile of gear. It’s not all “Old School”, it’s not all “High Tech”……….BALANCE! JCD American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICEFiled under: Mindset, […]

Thoughts regarding the Presidential Election

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Politics and Religion.

The golden rule of blogging says you’re never supposed to talk about those two if you want your readers/viewers  to like you.

Well, I’m not the kind of person that worries about being liked. I’m the kind that worries about the well-being of my readers and sometimes that includes tough topics, topics in which we may not agree on or be forced to look at uncomfortable truths. Still, this is an important … no, an ESSENTIAL part of modern survivalism and the mindset that goes along with it. The ability to understand the agenda of politicians, the different media outlets, some more obvious than others, the ability to understand were your bests interest lies.

I was asked about my opinion regarding the US elections. Keep in mind these videos are just that, my opinion. Also keep in mind the following: that if you think I’m stupid/misinform/Hillary killed my dog or Trump spit on my Lucky Charms this morning, you’re wrong.  It’s not personal. Its political analysis, some of which you probably haven’t considered before.
I’m not trying to change anyone’s vote here. If anything, it would be nice to see less verbal violence, more communication and tolerance among yourselves. These elections are ripping the American society apart like no other election in recent history. Friends, even families are fighting or even not talking to one another because of different political ideology. Its destructive, poisonous behaviour that I’ve seen how it leads to decades of social conflict and division.

With that being said, here’s what I think. Of course, YMMV, and you know what? That’s just fine brother.

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Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

Michael Moore: Best Pro Trump Speech ever (not kidding)

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It’s just four minutes, just listen to it and comment below.

Please sit down if you are a Trump supporter before listening because I know several that have fainted after listening to it.
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Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.

Alan Kay Season One Winner “Alone”

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Alan Kay Season One Winner  “Alone” Forrest & Kyle “The Prepping Academy” Listen in player below! Join Forrest and Kyle on this special show with an amazing guest. We skipped Kyle’s Conspiracy of the Week to maximize the interview. During a recent trip to Prepper Camp, Forrest was able to meet a lot of interesting folks. And he even … Continue reading Alan Kay Season One Winner “Alone”

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The Prepper Mindset

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The Prepper Mindset Forrest & Kyle “The Prepping Academy” Listen in player below! This discussion is about the most important prep any individual can use. Your mind. Over the past 15 years I’ve personally gone through several significant changes with my mindset. At one point, despite being raised around guns and shooting from age 5, I … Continue reading The Prepper Mindset

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