Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Food storage in one easy lesson

(Via the Woodpile Report)

If you're new to prepping, allow me to tell you something: Food is the single most important thing you can store. While in an emergency there are a ton of problems to deal with, if you're hungry in an emergency there is only one.

That said, food storage, when approached in the prepper manner, isn't as simple as "We'll just fill up the spare bedroom with stuff from the grocery store!" However, the grocery store isn't a bad place to start when you're starting.

Bear in mind the caveats pointed out. Remember that water, which is only mentioned in passing, is as important as food. Actually more so from a technical point of view, but I'm not going into that now. Just be sure you have access to plenty of potable water and a means to make more.

To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald (or possibly Mark Twain or Ernest Hemingway), a crisis starts slowly at first, then all at once. Don't get caught empty-handed in a crisis.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

An interesting diatribe on the NRA and our current situation in the District of Criminals

(Via Says Uncle)

Let's see how many "This is the hill I'm dying on!" comments I can get from the "Not a single inch!" and "The NRA sucks!" crowd.

Duane Liptak, NRA Board Memeber and Executive VP at Magpul has a few things to tell you about the NRA, the bumpfire stock ban and reality in politics.

From the bitty bit I've done at a state level, this sounds about right. Politicians on both sides are all about getting elected/re-elected, a little about doing the People's Work, a smaller amount about representing the people who elected them and almost nothing about doing the right thing. A lobbyist, no matter who they represent, has to work within that reality.

And sometimes, the best you can do is fight a delaying action while hoping that the troops in the prepared positions behind you can hold when you fall back.