What I Did To Prep These Past Two Weeks: May 31st – June 12th, 2021

Old School Survival Boot Camp 2021 Photo Recap

Hello Pack. It’s been a while. I hope you all are doing well and have been making great progress with your preps.

We have been quite busy here on our survival homestead – there was definitely no time off about the Old School Survival Boot Camp event to rest … not this time of year on the farm, anyway.

The first Old School Survival Boot Camp was worth every ounce of time, stress, and love that went into making it happen.

A week after the event some, of the presenters and attendees also went to the wonderful Heritage Life Skills event in North Carolina – and called the Vinton County, Ohio event the “largest prepper gathering East of the Mississippi.”

There were 1,523 folks seeking to become more self-reliant in attendance – and I believe all found a sense of community there. Many of the attendees asked to create a private Facebook group for 2021 OSS Boot Camp “alumni” and we were happy to oblige.

The continued relationships and learning going on in the group is so wonderful to be a part of. Many folks were asking if there would also be a fall event.

While we would love to do that, logistically it simply would not be possible. However, we will be continuing self-reliance training virtually via the Old School Survival Boot Camp YouTube channel.

The Old School Survival Boot Camp dates for next year have already been set (May 13-15) and pre-sale of tickets to 2021 attendees have begun – the on-site campground is nearly booked already. Public Early Bird sales for tickets and any on-site camping that is left begins on July 5.

After a few days of putting the event to bed for the year and working on the post event social media, we launched right into hay baling. If the weather is with us, we will get three cuts on our field this year.

This go round we cut high to ensure that there would be a solid second cut and it would not be so thick that baling problems occurred – again. We got over 100 bales from the five or so acre field already put up in the barn.

Garden work began in earnest after the hay baling equipment was all cleaned up and put away until early July. We are gardening smarter and not harder this year by using tabletop-style raised beds for all but viney plants, corn, and wheat.

I really wanted to try growing sorghum this year, but we are all still really exhausted from the event and baling and not sure that is going to happen.

Foraging is on tap for the rest of this week and weekend. Growing our own herbs and preserving them in Mason jars, in gel capsules, and by making salves is an important part of our medical preps.

This Week’s Questions:

  1. How is your gardening coming along? Have you increased your food growing to better prepare for these increasingly unstable times?
  2. Are you prepping in response to the potential increased cyber attacks that could shut down more vital industries – even temporarily, like have occured with the fuel supply and meat processing plants?
  3. Do you think that President Donald Trump will run again for the Oval Office – and will you vote for him if he does?
  4. What did you do to prep this week?

71 thoughts on “What I Did To Prep These Past Two Weeks: May 31st – June 12th, 2021”

    • I was blessed this week. A company wants to pay me thousands of dollars to use my lecture notes. And I still get to keep the copyright.

      My student who lost her apartment in a house fire last week is doing better. One of my godsons saw a post online from a woman who is downsizing and wanted to know what to do with all the stuff she no longer needed. She didn’t want to just throw it away. So, he contacted her. My student rented a U-haul. The boys will help my student’s husband, brother and teenage sons to load the stuff. God is providing for this family.

      We did our grocery shopping. I gave my student a lot of meat. So, I needed to restock. We also went to Walmart and purchased hurricane supplies that needed to be restocked.

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      • Oh, and I forgot to mention–I got another job offer. I will have to drive to the campus to get finger printed. That will be a seven hour drive, round trip. I do like teaching online. More and more deans are pushing Zoom classes. I told my chair at another college that I wasn’t interested in teaching Zoom classes any longer. So, the chair will likely cut my course load. When one door closes, another one opens.

        I read that Congress is looking to break up Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Alphabet (which owns Google and U-tube) like they broke up Ma Bell years ago. I am invested in all except Facebook. (Facebook has been losing subscribers for years.) I am wondering what this is going to do to the value of my stocks. I have made a killing since the pandemic began.

        Tara’s Questions.

        [1] I don’t have a garden–we have too much shade. With five jobs and now likely a sixth, I don’t have time to garden. I want to pay off my house as quickly as possible.

        [2] I am not prepping specifically for cyber attacks. My dh makes sure we always have a least a half gallon of gas in the car at all times. We get our fuel from Tampa and Miami–neither was impacted by the pipeline shutdown.

        [3] I would not vote for Trump again. He incited a riot. I think every single one of those so-called “patriots” should be brought up on charges of treason. I draw the line at killing law enforcement and innocent civilians.

        [4] The only person I now despise more than Trump is Hilary Clinton. I despise her because of Benghazi. I doubt Trump will get the nomination. I think DeSantis will likely get the nomination. Though I have questions about his morality. One of his largest donors is a developer. He builds retirement communities. When the covid vaccines were first rolled out, he signed off on private clinics at these affluent retirement communities. Not all of the residents were 65+. This is quid pro quo. He let people jump the line to make a campaign contributor happy.

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  1. (1) I’m doing more summer gardening than usual this year even though summer gardening in Florida can be brutally hot and bug-challenged. The green beans are DONE, plants have been pulled, and all beans canned. Tomatoes produced heavier this year and ever since I was more diligent in feeding, watering, pruning, etc. There’s about 75 ‘maters on the dining room table and over 100 in the freezer. The last 50 or so are still on the plants, but will be picked as they start to turn color. Pasta Sauce will commence after they are ripe! YES, I have greatly expanded my summer garden and am picking 3 or for different things daily. Figs are ripening, about a dozen fruit a day, so fig newtons may be on the agenda this week. Chinese long beans, both green and red, are providing ample beans for sautéing and pickling. Okra is getting in go-gear. I spent much of the morning weeding and harvesting until the heat got the better of me!
    (2) I tackle each day with the thought of potential SHTF occurring. Today, DH and his best friend are working at installing an even larger propane generator for our home—22KW I believe. Also, next week we are having a 500-gallon gas tank set up for extra gas storage. We had a truckload of high-organic fill delivered, some of which is being incorporated into my newest garden area that measures 20’x25’. I’m looking forward to pulling off the silage tarp and doing the first tilling in the next few days.
    (3) I don’t have a clue about the Trump thing. He’d get my vote if he did, but I’m not counting on it happening. My energy is better spent prepping.
    (4) Food harvesting and preserving topped my list this week, everything from canning meat to cutting another 150 bananas. All veggies are producing, so this girl has been BUSY. I also ordered more hot weather farming clothes, perlite, vermiculite, and seed inoculant. Dehydrated some herb cuttings; made long bean pickles. Did I say I was TIRED?! LOL

    Blessings to all.

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  2. Got my twice weekly shopping done. Adding some extra canned goods every week now, two or three per trip.

    Tara, good to see your Survival Boot Camp went off well.

    Ordered an amplifier attachment for my Littman stethoscope. Need it with my crappy hearing. I can usually pickup the pulse sound for taking a blood pressure, but accurate heart and lung sounds are really tough. Works nice. #1GD was a good test patient. She wanted to listen to my heart, but the earpieces are a little painful for her as they clamp down pretty firmly.

    Picked up some more silver and a little gold. I’m running lower on fiat cash than I feel comfortable about right now, so I have to slow down on the PM buys for a bit. As much as it looks like fiat is going down the toilet, it still is the coin of the realm, so to speak. So, I need a reasonable supply to keep me going until the crash actually happens.

    My new hearing aids are working well. The iPhone app for them is crappy, but there is supposed to be a new app due out in August.

    My son bought an Adams Arms AR-15. It’s a total flat top job, so he’s coming over this weekend to sit down and get a list of accessories he could use, besides iron sights. He still has to pick up the rifle after he finishes paying for it, I told him not to buy any accessories from the dealer until we talk. I also told him I’m not going to pick out crap, so he’d better be ready to lay out some cash. I’m just going to advise the basics to start: iron sights (probably Magpul flip-ups), a sling, maybe a foregrip, and some magazines. I’ll give him a list of nice-to-have accessories to get later. An electronic sight of some kind (I like my EO holographic with a magnifier), more magazines, a white light attachment, Magpul fore-end, still more magazines, etc. And ammo, of course. The rifle is chambered for 5.56mm, so he won’t have issues with .223.

    The granddaughters are doing very well. #1GD starts Vacation Bible School on Monday so I won’t see her for a week unless I go over to her place, which I might do tomorrow (Sun). I bought her a pink bunny sleep mask that she picked out since grandpa won’t give up his spare mask. She’ll be thrilled, but I’ll be surprised if she wears it much (except to walk around the house and bang into walls and furniture). 😊

    This Week’s Questions:

    1. How is your gardening coming along? Have you increased your food growing to better prepare for these increasingly unstable times?

    No gardening in progress.

    2. Are you prepping in response to the potential increased cyber attacks that could shut down more vital industries – even temporarily, like have occured with the fuel supply and meat processing plants?

    I’m not doing anything special in regard to cyber-attacks. I misplaced my Cray mainframe computer, so not much I can do. I keep my SUV gas tank full and if meat plants go down on a more permanent basis, I have existing stocks to get by on.

    I think the cyber attackers are going to have to drop back ten and punt. The FBI, et al, knows how to track cyber coin transactions and did with the Colonial Pipeline and some other attacks that involved ransoms paid in cyber coin that didn’t make the news. So much for Bitcoin being impossible for the government to track. Not! I never thought it was untraceable, this just proved it to me.

    3. Do you think that President Donald Trump will run again for the Oval Office – and will you vote for him if he does?

    I think Trump is serious about running again. The trouble is, will the GOP go along with that? We shall see. If he runs, I will probably vote for him.

    4. What did you do to prep this week?

    See above.

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      • Thor 1.

        Yes, he did. I have no first hand knowledge of Adams Arms products, but what I’ve read is good. I know they recently sold out to another firm, but it is still manufacturing under Adams Arms.

        I also have no first hand knowledge of piston operating systems in the AR package. Again, what I’ve read is good. I know the Marines are equipping all of their infantry forces with the HK M-27 which is a piston operating system. As far as I know, only grunts and similar units (recon, combat engineers, etc) will get the M-27. Everyone else stays with the M-4 for the time being.

        My son came over, but he can’t get the rifle before Monday because of the three business day waiting period, so I still haven’t handled a piston operating system.

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        • Z36,

          I have one and it is a great system. I just bought the upper though at $600. The biggest advantage is when cleaning the firearm since the gases don’t go back into the action. I personally like it better than my other ARs for that reason.

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          • Thor 1,

            Yeah, I read that about the piston system and heard about it from a few friends and some Marines who use the M-27. So, you just have to swap out the upper that has the piston system? I might save my pennies and do that.

            I don’t know that the ATF should be totally banned. Certainly their regulatory powers need to be curtailed. ATF does have some good explosives and arson investigators. Their lab is good too. But the firearms enforcement agents tend to be way over-zealous.

          • Thor 1,

            I meant to ask what brand piston upper did you get? As it isn’t the serialized part of an AR, I trust there is no need to use a Class 3 dealer to do the shipping deal for you?

        • Z36,

          Yes Sir, that is one of the advantages of the AR over the AK, pull 2 pins and Walla.

          You have a point on the ATF, but their regulatory powers need to go bye bye. I mean if they are infringing on the braces which were designed for disabled veterans.

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        • Z36,

          Yes it’s an AA and it doesn’t require an FFL for the upper, only the lower but the ATF is trying to change that. I went through cheaper than dirt years ago.

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          • Thor 1,

            I ordered a AA piston upper from Midway. Cheaper than Dirt did not have any in stock and I’m not fond of CTD anyway. It should be here on Thursday. Midway has always been good about quick shipping.

            I also ordered front and rear sights from Magpul and a forearm sling adapter for the MOE fore-end. Everything else will be moved over from the old DI upper.

            Guess where I’ll be going after the iron sights get here? I have a laser boresight for 5.56mm, so I’ll do that first.

            No more PM for a while until my piggy bank fills up again.

        • Zulu,

          How close are you to Avon Park–13 E Main St, Avon Park, FL 33825? My dh and I have to drive down there so I can get finger printed. (This is for a new job.) I would love to meet up with you and take you out to lunch/dinner. You would think that since I already teach at five state schools they would see that I am not a criminal or a pedophile. Yet I still have to go there and get finger printed.

          Daddio also lives nearby.

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          • Bam Bam,

            Avon Park is not very close to me, it’s down near Sebring. That’s a heck of a drive for you guys just to get fingerprinted (again). Just get the Gainesville Police to arrest you. They’ll be happy to fingerprint you. 🙂

    • Daddio,

      Let me know when you are in Gainesville next time. We could meet for lunch/dinner. There is a great Mexican restaurant just down the road from Shands at UF–La Tienda. I have been going there for 20+ years. They have excellent food for very reasonable prices. You know the food is good and reasonably priced when half the crowd is hispanic work guys.

      Perhaps we could get Zulu to join us.

      https://latiendagnv.com/

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      • Bam Bam,

        I’d rather meet in Gainesville if possible. It’s a bit of a drive for me (I’m not fond of driving), but I’m reasonably familiar with the territory. Plus I think GV is much closer for Daddio 7 than Avon Park.

        I have been to La Tienda before. My Ex lived in Gainesville for a number of years after our divorce working for the VA hospital. She likes the place and as a Cuban, I can verify she has some expertise in Latin foods. 🙂

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  3. This Week’s Questions:

    1. How is your gardening coming along? Have you increased your food growing to better prepare for these increasingly unstable times? ** With the DW’s broken leg, and the pending purchase of a new (to us) home, gardening – even window gardening – has been put off for this year. Next year we should be putting in about 1/4 acre, plus fruit trees and berry bushes.

    2. Are you prepping in response to the potential increased cyber attacks that could shut down more vital industries – even temporarily, like have occurred with the fuel supply and meat processing plants? ** Not especially. Loss of the Internet is part of our overall prepping plan. Only so much we can do about fuel storage; keeping the tanks and cans full.

    3. Do you think that President Donald Trump will run again for the Oval Office – and will you vote for him if he does? He might try, but I don’t think he will have the support he thinks he will. Voting for him depends on who is running against him in the primary.

    4. What did you do to prep this week?

    May 30 – June 06: The Gun Show (28-30 May) went well; not as well as before, but good. Picked up a black powder 1858 Remington (clone) revolver – just a gun for fun.

    Tuesday, I checked in with our local ranch supply store. They had just got in some 6’ wide x 12’ long enclosed cargo trailers w/ramp. I pick mine up on Monday. The plan for our move is to “stage” stuff in the garage here, then on Saturdays I can get help for about 3-4 hours we fill the trailer, move the stuff, then unload the trailer. Then during the week, I put the stuff away, then rinse/lather/repeat until we are done (or call in the professionals).

    Gun show, again, this weekend (4-6 June). Friday was better than all of last weekend. Picked up a back-up for our chosen EDC handgun (DW, me, and Grand-daughter-in-law) and some spare mags to go with it, sold guns and ammo/reloading gear. Saturday & Sunday were busy and profitable.

    Supply Run: Ammo; black powder revolver; plastic .50 cal. cans; cargo trailer; folding cargo hand-truck; paper plates & bowls; 12 oz Sunny D; Pack-up EDC pistol; spare mags; FFg & FFFg black powder; shoulder holster for Glock 19X; handgun grips; metal .50 cans;

    Received: Black Bean Burger Mix, AF, #10; ammo; pet food; vitamins; Book: The Spanish Civil War; AF Peanut Butter Powder, #10; Folger’s Instant Coffee (180); Olight “Odin” weapons light (330 lumens/1050m throw);
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    June 07 – June 12: Took 2 guns to the gunsmith, one for repair, one to mount a scope. Picked up some supplies at Harbor Freight, Goodwill, and Costco.

    Got the inside-the-box side rails for my trailer; 5’ sections/2 per side. I’ll get then installed when the trailer is finished (they are severely short-handed).

    Ammo is trickling our to us. Picked up some 9mm FMJ and some 380 FMJ this last week. Got some 5.56 FMJ last week. My order of SiG 124 gr JHP and Hornady 75 gr BT Superformance came in; higher but available.

    Supply Run: ammo; rice; instant rice, paper products, OTC meds; DVD’s;

    Received: AF Cheese Blend, #10; DVD; Tie down rails for inside trailer;

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    • This Week’s Questions:
      1. How is your gardening coming along? Very weedy but beginning to produce. I’ve also been slow to get everything planted – still don’t have my cucumber seeds planted.
      Have you increased your food growing to better prepare for these increasingly unstable times? Yes and no. I have re-considered several things that we grow and am growing more that we actually eat rather than focusing on things we can use to trade. Besides, by the time I got to the store for jalapenos, they were sold out. Seed starting was not in the cards this year, but I have a few volunteer tomato plants, a volunteer traditional basil plant, a bunch of volunteer potatoes and several volunteer Thai basil plants. I love it when I have volunteers. I also have a fun little peanut plant that overwintered indoors in a flower pot with some ginger.
      2. Are you prepping in response to the potential increased cyber attacks that could shut down more vital industries – even temporarily, like have occurred with the fuel supply and meat processing plants? We pretty much already did before the most recent attacks and will continue to do so. We no longer get the majority of our meat from traditional outlets and the freezers are full.
      3. Do you think that President Donald Trump will run again for the Oval Office – and will you vote for him if he does? Probably and probably.
      4. What did you do to prep this week? Nothing specific that I can remember to mention.

      Thor’s questions
      1. Do you think war with China is inevitable? Too many variables to know but am in the camp of us being in a sort of cold war with them.
      2. Should all property owned in the USA owned by the Chinese be confiscated for reparations from Covid or national security reasons? Are there any laws on the books that prevent foreign governments from owning property in the US? If so, then enforce the law. If not, there’s nothing to be done at this time.
      3. Are you aware that almost 6,000 people have died from being covid vaccinated? Only what I have read here and through others on this blog.
      4. Are you aware of the Cyber polygon 2021 supply chain scenario being run soon? (They ran the event 201 scenario about a pandemic 3 months before Covid.) No

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  4. How is your gardening coming along? Have you increased your food growing to better prepare for these increasingly unstable times? My garden consists of one tomato pant and one pepper plant. They were volunteer plants that sprouted in my vermiculture compost tote. I replanted them into pots on the north side of my extra rooms. That will save them from the scorching Florida summer sun. I did get a quart of blueberries of of my plants. Last year I only got a hand full.

    Are you prepping in response to the potential increased cyber attacks that could shut down more vital industries – even temporarily, like have occurred with the fuel supply and meat processing plants? My normal preps are enough, I keep my vehicles at least half full of gas. I have food stuffed everywhere and a many containers of gasoline and LP gas under the garage.

    Do you think that President Donald Trump will run again for the Oval Office – and will you vote for him if he does? No, he is just staying in the news to continue to own the Libs. I am thinking the GOP might go with DeSantis. I voted for him for governor and would for president. His wife was part of a Jacksonville TV news team for several years and would make a great First Lady.

    What did you do to prep this week? I found out I can no longer stand 90 degree temperatures. I made a trip to Walmart and the AC was off in the front of the store. The grocery section was still cool but I was too woozy to do more then get the two things I went for. I would like to hire some help around my homestead but all the competent people around here have jobs. My wife has decided to only work one night a week, her dad gets fretful when she is gone or sleeping during the day. She is good help but has less heat tolerance then me.

    I did have a fun month watching my stock portfolio, I am up 3% even after my neophyte blunders. I participate in a boating forum, most people who comment there are rich as you would expect. There is a stock trading thread and people discuss their latest buys and sells. Just like here people want to share their knowledge. I got the money by selling some land to my neighbor, he really wanted it and paid a good price. I am being cautious and only make safe trades.

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    • Daddio,

      Too bad you live so far away. My godsons pick up jobs. They are workers. I haven’t found any home-type tasks they haven’t been able to figure out. Willie fixed my garage door in five minutes, he changed out my kitchen faucet, fixed my shower door that wouldn’t shut all the way. (I was told by the professionals I would need to purchase a new shower. Willie fixed the door with an old screw that he had to hacksaw down to fit–he used it to raise the door. Now it shuts.) The boys do all our outside work now.

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      • Bam Bam

        It’s an hour and half drive to the UF Health Center for me. If I need a full day of help I would make it worth the drive. Nothing in mind until the Fall.

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        • Daddio,

          I didn’t realize you were so close. Let me know when you have a list of jobs and I will send it to the boys. They have no problem working their butts off.

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      • Daddio,

        Let me know when you are in Gainesville next time. We could meet for lunch/dinner. There is a great Mexican restaurant just down the road from Shands at UF–La Tienda. I have been going there for 20+ years. They have excellent food for very reasonable prices. You know the food is good and reasonably priced when half the crowd is hispanic work guys.

        Perhaps we could get Zulu to join us.

        https://latiendagnv.com/

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        • Bam Bam

          It would have to be a special trip. We go to take my 83 year old father in-law to his appointments. He has a pace maker and now has to have a blocked artery in his neck cleared. He is weak and the travel and seeing his doctor is about all he can stand. Right now we wouldn’t want to leave him alone for any length of time. If he gets stronger in the future we might could do something. I will keep your invite in mind, it will be nice to talk to some like minded people.

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  5. 1. How is your gardening coming along?
    Ans: still getting started at this altitude.

    2. Have you increased your food growing to better prepare for these increasingly unstable times?
    Ans: about 5x plus a lot of new fruits.

    3. Are you prepping in response to the potential increased cyber attacks that could shut down more vital industries – even temporarily, like have occured with the fuel supply and meat processing plants?
    Ans: no, I’m growing more to get away from so much processed food. That helps with the fibromyalgia.

    4. Do you think that President Donald Trump will run again for the Oval Office – and will you vote for him if he does?
    Ans: I believe he wants to…. Probably yes.

    5. What did you do to prep this week?
    Ans: see above. Also met more prepping interested b eighties. Thry helped wit u some things I needed help with pluss hauled off a truckload of trash for me. I’ll assess the situation if I want to join up with neighbors. I know I can’t go it alone. Time is already taking a tole.

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  6. Puppy has healed up and is running like a puppy again.

    Garden
    Tomato plants are 5 feet tall and covered in tomatoes. I hear there will be tomato shortages this year from California and a shortage of cans will affect Italy’s exports as well. But not here LOL I have 22 tomato plants.

    Herbs, beans, cucumbers, squash and peppers are doing great.

    Fruit trees
    Pear trees are doing great this year
    Lemon tree is doing good now after I got rid of the aphids.

    Water
    Bought 2, 5 gallon water cans.

    Firewood
    Son told me a friend of his has trees that he cut down so free firewood on the way.

    Air conditioning
    Looking at getting 2 small room coolers. Would be great to have if the grid goes down. I have enough power to run 2 refrigerators and a freezer and a few other things with solar and a gas generator.

    Fuel
    Top off all vehicles and cans

    Thor’s questions
    1. Do you think war with China is inevitable?

    2. Should all property owned in the USA owned by the Chinese be confiscated for reparations from Covid or national security reasons?

    3. Are you aware that almost 6,000 people have died from being covid vaccinated?

    4. Are you aware of the Cyber polygon 2021 supply chain scenario being run soon? (They ran the event 201 scenario about a pandemic 3 months before Covid.)

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    • Tara’s questions

      1.How is your gardening coming along? Have you increased your food growing to better prepare for these increasingly unstable times?

      Great and yes with rising costs and availability be issues.

      2.Are you prepping in response to the potential increased cyber attacks that could shut down more vital industries – even temporarily, like have occured with the fuel supply and meat processing plants?

      Yes, extra fuel and freezers full of meat.

      3.Do you think that President Donald Trump will run again for the Oval Office – and will you vote for him if he does?

      Yes and Yes he is one of the few Presidents that actually kept his promises. He really didn’t lose the election, as evidence will tell.
      The paper votes in Arizona show 1.8 million votes, during the election supposedly there was 2.1 million that would be 300,000 more votes for sleepy Joe that really wasn’t there. Just like Pennsylvania.

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      • Trump is having his first Save America rally in northern Ohio this coming weekend. So looking forward to going. And as usual, you are right, he did not really lose the election. I was shocked to read on here someone actually believed he started a riot on January 6 and that rioters were responsible for killing a law enforcement officer. I blame the lack of any real journalism left in American for anyone being duped into thinking something the facts disprove. It makes me very angry and sad that a career as important as journalism is now dead.

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    • Thor’s questions
      1. Do you think war with China is inevitable? Of one form or another. Our economy is to the point that about the only tool left to the Pols is war.

      2. Should all property owned in the USA owned by the Chinese be confiscated for reparations from Covid or national security reasons? I am vehemently opposed to confiscation and reparations in any form, for any reason. It has historically lead to war.

      3. Are you aware that almost 6,000 people have died from being covid vaccinated? Not saying that C-19 is not real, but when you have to constantly bombard the people with how dangerous it is, and bribe them to “get the jab”, I begin to wonder how bad this really is.

      4. Are you aware of the Cyber polygon 2021 supply chain scenario being run soon? (They ran the event 201 scenario about a pandemic 3 months before Covid.) Nope.

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      • JP,

        Is it possible that we are already in a silent war with China? Bioweapons and cyber attacks an the Democrats are in on it? Why else would the Democrats want to ban AR15’s so much?

        Bonus question

        Should the ATF be banned for violating the 2A ?

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        • Thor1:

          Better question: How is it that we would be discriminating against women if we said you can have an abortion, just we are not going to pay for it. Kind of kills the “My body, my choice” thing.

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        • ATF violating the 2A? It already is illegal. They just do it anyway. Like a lot of our laws that are on the books, just not enforced.

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    • Thor,

      I am afraid the report about 6,000 people dying from the COVID-19 vaccines is fake news. The CDC maintains a database where the public can input information about adverse effects of vaccines. These people died after getting the vaccine and not from getting the vaccine. Medical examiners have found no causal link between the vaccinations and their deaths. In other words, they would have died anyway–even if they had not gotten the jab.

      https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2021/05/have-1000s-of-americans-died-from-covid-19-vaccines-the-claim-abounds-online-evidence-doesnt-back-it-up.html

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      • Bam, that’s fake news. (Oregon news) ???

        It was 5,886 at last count with over 227,000 injuries.

        Everyone who got the shot will die in 2 years.

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        • It appears that Europe is going to stop vaxing children. Too many, especially boys, are getting hit with heart issues i.e. myocarditis, along with blood clots.

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        • Yes Thor! to both that vax results and the cyber event planned… best get ready for grid down..
          .did you see the lady, ( former medical who runs a worldwide staffing sourcing for the oil well industry.) who secures jobs for the oil industry?. they are doing planning to replace everyone who got the jab in 3 years.It is part of succession planning.. Many deaths have been removed from t he vax reporting site. some of those were recorded weeks ago and now those case numbers are missing.. thanks to those who visit such sites we know that those who are dead are STILL dead, and information on some numbers has been replaced by another person with different symptoms.

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  7. Thor’s questions

    1. Do you think war with China is inevitable?

    Not inevitable. China’s military is large, but poorly trained and led. I think they know, their next navy will need glass-bottomed ships so they can look at the current navy if there is a war with the US. China has taken a couple of minor infantry spankings from India, especially in the mountains where India has a big combat experience advantage. China’s man-made islands in the South China Sea seem to be having some stability problems. Maybe Representative Hank Johnson’s concerns about Guam tipping over might come true in the Sprightlys. Plus, if you look at sat photos of those islands, they are really poorly designed for combat operations. Single runways, limited or no taxiways, small ramps, and limited or no defensive positions (AAA or ground). They look like a Marine rifle company could overrun one in an hour, pack up and go overrun the next one in the afternoon.

    2. Should all property owned in the USA owned by the Chinese be confiscated for reparations from Covid or national security reasons?

    That would be a nice idea. But it won’t happen. The Dems are too tight with the ChiComs.

    3. Are you aware that almost 6,000 people have died from being covid vaccinated?

    I don’t know if that is an accurate figure. I trust no medical statistics from COVID. Never did and especially since some county medical examiners are coming clean that they counted as COVID deaths anyone who had COVID, even if it wasn’t the true cause of death. Literally, some “COVID deaths” were actually murders or car crashes and the deceased victims just happened to have the COVID virus, whether they were symptomatic or not.

    4. Are you aware of the Cyber polygon 2021 supply chain scenario being run soon? (They ran the event 201 scenario about a pandemic 3 months before Covid.)

    Yes, I have heard this will take place in July. A supposed simulation.

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  8. Z36,

    Dates to be ready for, 6/15,7/4, 7/9 and anything else between August and September.

    Bonus question

    Do you think the ATF should be banned for violating the 2A?

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    • I’ve been debating whether or not to do a flights trip back to Midwest in September. I really have my doubts in going. If SHTF or things get ugly, it’s a long way back to south Joisey.

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        • Thor, yep, I heard that the other day. Logical. Like with a bad cold or tooth, pressurization ain’t good. Looks like I Amtrak it (groan, my back and right leg can’t take it) or I don’t go. Sad thing is my elderly aunt is in nursing home 600 miles away where I would be headed, and I don’t know how much longer she’ll last.

          Oh, and the EU has lost a LOT of people due to vax complications. I’m just livid over how idiots here continue screaming that kids have to have the jab. Can’t even wait for CDC report in a couple of weeks.

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  9. 1. How is your gardening coming along? Have you increased your food growing to better prepare for these increasingly unstable times?
    I got a late start planting due to the rain, but most things are doing well. (See below.)
    2. Are you prepping in response to the potential increased cyber attacks that could shut down more vital industries – even temporarily, like have occurred with the fuel supply and meat processing plants?
    I’m prepping for a little bit of everything. Having enough food for my family is tops on the list.
    3. Do you think that President Donald Trump will run again for the Oval Office – and will you vote for him if he does?
    I don’t know what his plans are. I rarely tell anyone anything about my voting, except that I am conservative.
    4. What did you do to prep this week?

    This Week:
    *Animals:
    -Kids grew while we were out of town.

    *Garden:
    -We had some heavy rain and wondered if it washed the garden seed away. So far, so good…I think.
    -Limas and some cucumbers need to be replanted.

    *Preserving:
    -We brought home fish and froze it.

    *Prepping purchases/added to the stockpile: spices, candy (We’ll see how long it lasts.), dehydrated marshmallows, cane syrup,

    *Miscellaneous:
    -We went camping/fishing this week. It was nice to get away and bringing home a lot of fish was a bonus.

    It’s going to get bad very soon. Be prepared. Stay safe. He’s in charge.

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    • Thor’s questions
      1. Do you think war with China is inevitable?
      I have no idea what’s going to happen. I wouldn’t be surprised by anything.

      2. Should all property owned in the USA owned by the Chinese be confiscated for reparations from Covid or national security reasons?
      That would start the war you mentioned in the first question.

      3. Are you aware that almost 6,000 people have died from being covid vaccinated?
      Yes, I am. It’s possibly even more than that.

      4. Are you aware of the Cyber polygon 2021 supply chain scenario being run soon? (They ran the event 201 scenario about a pandemic 3 months before Covid.)
      There’s also a simulation with a financial cyber attack.

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  10. 1. How is your gardening coming along? Have you increased your food growing to better prepare for these increasingly unstable times?
    Not a good start this year due to weather. Plenty of seed for Fall garden.

    2. Are you prepping in response to the potential increased cyber attacks that could shut down more vital industries – even temporarily, like have occurred with the fuel supply and meat processing plants?
    Doing as much as I can. Won’t be surprised if the grid goes down and economy goes belly up.

    3. Do you think that President Donald Trump will run again for the Oval Office – and will you vote for him if he does?
    He might, which is why Letitia James is tasked with digging and digging to find anything wrong with business filings. The Dems are terrified of him and we the people. Yep, I’d vote for him again. However, at the rate the idiot puppet and his pals are tearing things apart, we might not have much of a country left by 2024.

    4. What did you do to prep this week?
    Harvested chijimisai, lettuce, swiss chard. Replanted a few okra seeds. Put soaker hose in big garden and lo & behold it has a serious leak at the hose connection. Have to pull it out and put another in, but too bad we’ll have thunderstorms tonight so can’t get back in garden for a few days.
    After all the crap of the last year & a half, I’m doing more sitting on my arse than doing what I should. Disgusted. Hopefully, this too shall pass.
    One warning going around is airline travel for those vaxed with eMRNA. Clots. Seems the count of vax issues is way high in EU.

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  11. 1) No garden this year but the fruit trees are doing well that I planted in buckets.
    2) Cyber attacks and infrastructure breakdowns, yes how else does one slowly train the populist to be dependent on gov for ones needs. Although that scenario reminds me of Russia back during I believe the Reagan administration.
    3) If he should run again, yes, he is a lot better than what we has been installed.
    4) Since dh passed away in April, my focus has been taking care of paperwork. Then deciding what shall be my next goal in life. We never planned for the day it only be one of us surviving this hades that the world has dropped on all of us.

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    • AC, when one is doing all they can… as Grandma used to say, “It’s all a mule can do”. whether it is gardening or stocking supplies for deep pantry. I am just continuing with what we need to do… let come what may.
      i have a small garden via having wicking pots.. mostly mineral tubsso far… i have several more that i need to get done. am cutting back on the things we require less of and adding in more of the things we prefer. have a couple new varieties to get planted/transplanted out.. weather went from too cold and wet to too hot and humid to move.
      Voting in this country is still a private thing one goes in a voting booth makes choices and leaves.That our process has been manpulated by stinkin’ machines and corruption of this country and others… makes me fireball mad.I have stopped participating in any polls on any matter.
      On foreign owned things… anything that is a security matter should be kept in the states/owned by Americans. this would include power/water/patens/etc.. all of any industry should never be sold to anyone else. the corrupt people who made those deals should be jailed/prosecuted for treason.

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    • Hi AC,
      You’re the 3rd name I’ve known for several years here… seems I’ve stumbled onto the right place.

      I’m looking forward to interacting here once I get cleared through newbie moderation.

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  12. Thor’s Questions:
    1) It has been building since the day Nixon made nice with that government to appease the ruling democratic party. mho
    2) Confiscating Chinese held properties in lieu of damages. I am not apposed to it, but it as many have mentioned it will lead to war.
    Sorry we are at war with that nation, only it is a different form. We have been at war since we let them take the patents so the could violate copy rights, loss of production facilities, land purchases here through shell companies via Canada that once supported the American worker. This one is money………….it is going to hurt more each day as our money purchasing power drops & supplies disappear,
    3) Deaths from the Covid Jab. Yes, believe the death rates are higher from the experimental drug. Yet for those who took it, it was a life choice which they made an will have to live with.
    4) Cyber Polygon: read about it, but have not had time to devote to an inadept study of what will happen. Watching(reading about) Basel III, concerning the gold and banking standard.

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  13. Here we go…..

    How is your gardening coming along? Have you increased your food growing to better prepare for these increasingly unstable times? I have a very small garden as I live at a campground in a camper. It has been doing well. I have several containers including a 2×4 foot raised bed. Cucumber, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, and herbs. Miss my big garden.

    Are you prepping in response to the potential increased cyber attacks that could shut down more vital industries – even temporarily, like have occurred with the fuel supply and meat processing plants? Not really. Not doing anything any different.

    Do you think that President Donald Trump will run again for the Oval Office – and will you vote for him if he does? I have no intention of participating in the political process ever again. Trump runs? I’ll give it a shot.

    What did you do to prep this week? Picked up another Baofeng, 2 battery power area lights, CIMA knife, and USB power bank. Those power banks really come in handy.

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    • Rouke:

      I had an opportunity a couple of years ago to pick up several 10K power banks cheap. DW always travels with one for her phone, me not so much. The spares are currently stored in a “short 40” ammo can. I also have a small solar charger in there for grid down recharging.

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    • Rouke,

      I haven’t seen you here before. Welcome to the Wolfpack. We are a happy-minded bunch who likes to help each other out. Please feel free to share your ideas. We are always learning and always prepping.

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    • Hi there Route. I think this is the first time I have seen you on this site. Welcome aboard. Glad to have you join us.

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  14. Folks ,, a up date from the ranches ,,neighbor tells me they have lost all 9,000 ac of wheat for this year from drought , we at the hayyou ranch won’t be harvesting 7,000 ac ,,family member has lost 3,000ac of potatos for the year
    Get food stocks in order ,two years of store bought canned goods ,you don’t have time to grow and can it your self ,being hungry sucks

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    • Old,

      Yes, it is going to be bad–grocery prices with skyrocket. Thank you for providing this information–it confirms everything I have read.

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    • Oldhomesteader

      I do not know about wheat but in 1988 I lost $1000 per acre on 200 acres of potatoes and we did harvest them, the price was just too low. Potatoes are expensive to grow. We actually liked dry weather because we could use furrow irrigation. Our major problem in Florida was too much rain.

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    • A add on ,,,,,talked with DS last night he is involved in upper management of a food store chain ,,he likes to prowl around the stores and warehouses to keep a eye on things ,,his dad did the same thing ,,he tells me that the warehouse crew is a bit testy over having to work 7-12s with no days off in 3 months ,,even with a average take home pay of 4k a month ,the company has a hiring bonus of 5k if you stay 5months , but no takers ,,starting is 30dollars a hr but no takers. ,,,instead of a reorder list of what was sold now it’s x amount of every thing avail ,the warehouse no longer store products its used as a in and out sight ,and for the most part empty , folks EMPTY !!! This is a major grocery chain , in the 40+years I was involved in food stores what is happening was unthinkable,,
      More later if I have time ,,,,it’s hay season ,,,,got to feed the PET cows ,,

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