Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — February 17, 2021

I just heard that Rush Limbaugh passed away. He was a heroic American patriot. Prayers please for his family. And also pray that someone truly worthy takes his place behind The Golden Microphone at the EIB Network.

On this day in 1838, hundreds of Voortrekkers traveling along the Blaukraans River in the Natal region were massacred by Zulus. This tragedy became known as the Weneen Massacre.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 93 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three-day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
  4. DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 NATO QD Billet upper. These have hammer forged, chrome-lined barrels and a hard case, to go with your own AR lower. It will allow any standard AR-type rifle to have a quick change barrel. This can be assembled in less than one minute without the use of any tools. It also provides a compact carry capability in a hard case or in 3-day pack (a $1,100 value),
  5. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  6. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  7. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.

Second Prize:

  1. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
  2. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, that have a combined retail value of $589,
  3. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from www.TOUGHGRID.com (a $240 value).
  4. Naturally Cozy is donating a “Prepper Pack” Menstrual Kit.  This kit contains 18 pads and it comes vacuum-sealed for long term storage or slips easily into a bugout bag.  The value of this kit is $220.
  5. An assortment of products along with a one-hour consultation on health and wellness from Pruitt’s Tree Resin (a $265 value).

Third Prize:

  1. Three sets each of made-in-USA regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 value)
  2. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  3. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  4. A transferable $150 purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun. There is no paperwork required for delivery of pre-1899 guns into most states, making them the last bastion of firearms purchasing privacy!

Round 93 ends on March 31st, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how-to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.




34 Comments

  1. Monster Action Library PDFs
    Posted by NC Scout
    Feb 16, 2021
    https://www.americanpartisan.org/2021/02/monster-action-library-pdfs/

    Action Library (Paladin Press, Loompanics, Delta, etc) Book Collection
    by Imus Taforgot
    https://archive.org/details/armchaircommando/0190201177WrongHandsPopularWeapons/page/n9/mode/2up

    Comment: Johnny Paratrooper on February 16, 2021 at 08:09

    This is freaking gold. You can download all 455 PDF’s in a bar on the left side of the webpage. Bottom of the list.
    It’s called “armchaircommando.zip.download”. That way you know. File size is 6.42 GB. Should take around 90 minutes or so with a fiber optic ISP.

    1. As much as I would like the entire collection for my reference library, I am unable to find anywhere where I can download the entire list or PDF’s nor any reference to “armclaircommando.zip.download”. Anyone care to enlighten me?
      I have neither the time or patience to do them one at a time. Yeah, even in winter where there is little else to do.
      Gracias

        1. If you search (Ctrl+F in Windows) for the word “Download” on the web page you should find “Download Options” where you are presented several options e.g.: text files, pdf files, etc. but if you go to the bottom of the options list you should find “Show All” where you are presented two additional options – “2,922 Files” and “469 Original.” The 2,922 Files zip file is 38.2GB and the 469 Original zip file is 6.2GB.

          Hope this helps

      1. I enjoy downloading some Old Time Radio programs from archive.org, so I’m familiar with their format…

        N S (and for anyone wanting to download the whole collection),
        Click on the 2nd link provided by Anonymous, i.e. “Action Library”.
        Scroll down a bit on the archive.org page until you get to the white area with the title line of Action Libaray by Imus Taforgot.
        Off to the right is a box called “Download Options”.
        Assuming you want the PDFs, click on “PDF” in the list of options to pull up a new PDF box which lists all of the PDFs and books available.
        In the upper-right-hand of the PDF box is a small bubble with a downward arrow just above an underline with “455 files” next to it.
        Clicking on that “455 files” bubble should start a download to your system (and your internet browser should have a way to track progress).
        When it’s done, it should deposit a zip file to where ever you send your downloads. I usually move that zip folder to the desktop, right click on the file, then scroll down to “extract all” and click that.
        You should eventually end up with a folder full of those ‘books’ on PDF.

    1. about the same for me. He helped shape my political beliefs. By chance, I heard him about 1989-90 on the AM dial when someone had snapped off my FM antenna on my car. Opened up all the political talk radio to me. God bless him and his family and all his great listeners and friends.

  2. Ice Age Farmer
    RED ALERT: Food Supply Chain Shutting Down as Blackouts Spread – Grand Solar Minimum
    29,369 views•Premiered 9 hours ago

    https://youtu.be/4B4Z3MvIt_0

    The electrical grids in the U.S. are all interconnected. What is happening in Texas is causing brown outs in other parts of the country. In just over a decade, they dismantled Texas ability to be an exporter of power, and installed wind mills that froze and failed when this latest Arctic Vortex hit the country. Texas does not know when they will be back to normal. Millions in Texas are out of power.

    The big advantage the American Redoubt has is that we are huge exporter of hydroelectric power. The are huge hydroelectric plants, such as Hungry Horse, and Libby in NW Montana, plus scores of smaller plants, and private mircrohydro dotting this part of the state. Libby produces so much power that they usually only run one generator. I had dinner with a local engineer a few years back, and confirmed that they do indeed have plans in place, that should the grid outside this region go down, they will flip a switch within seconds, and ‘island’ this region. If the national grids go down, this part of the NW will have an massive amount of cheap and plentiful power. We could have not only power that preserves an otherwise fragile society as a result, but also a thriving war time economy as the rest of the country suffers. If there is only one factor that could make your decision to move here, this is it.

    I should also mention, that outside the major population centers here in the NW, many people already have some capability to live without power, or already have alternative power such generators, and photovoltaics (solar power), as well as few microhydro electric units on private property. There are also many opportunities given the numerous rivers and large creeks, for new installations. Around here, even if not in use, most have wood stoves as well, and there is no end to the amount of fuel in these parts. A person in my area just sold many, and I mean ‘many’, acres of timber, and is giving away firewood. In a partial collapse, NW Montana would begin logging and milling lumber once again.

      1. I was aware of these issues in the early 1970’s. Without reading the book, I would be guessing about what it may or may not conclude. My overwhelming concern these days is the fact that the country is under attack, and we do not have much time left to get ourselves ready for it. NW Montana and Idaho is one of the best places to be during a long term collapse of the country. Plentiful water and power is key. How it all plays out is unknown, but having our electrical power secure during the collapse, that will come sooner to other parts of the country first, is a huge advantage. It buys us time. An EMP could still be used at some point.

        To this day, I continue to improve my position and war game the future. I assume the worst. Part of the plan includes heading into the mountains as a last resort. I am fully prepared to do just that. I do not expect the local community to be able to resist indefinitely, but only for awhile, and hopefully until my time is up. It’s going ‘biblical’ sooner than latter. Exactly where we are at in the process is still uncertain, yet not relevant to my long term planning as I am good to go now. I’ve been expecting this most of my life, and it is finally happening. No one gets off this planet alive anyway…

        1. No one gets off this planet alive anyway…

          Yessir, you speak truth.

          BTW, the book I noted has the country that seceded from the USA under attack. Instructive.

          Carry on

  3. Rush was the best and most FEARLESS voice conservatism ever had. Yeah, he wasn’t perfect (who is?) and sometimes he might have been inconsistent, but there was no one like him.
    I listened almost everyday. This is going to be a major hole in my day (more like a smoldering crater).

    Rest In Peace, Rush. You were sort of a best friend I never met.

  4. Sorry to hear about Rush, a voice for the masses and sensible outlook towards life that will be missed greatly.
    With the current regime willfully abandoning all premises of common sense and adherence to our Constitution, it’s founding principles and Christian values, doing all in their power to outright abandon it entirely we find ourselves on extremely shaky ground.
    History shows that this is not new and has happened before, and just in the previous century, in 1916 in South America.
    Here in the United States we seem to insist on following their path. The events as the powers that be are following are unfolding exactly as Argentina did. The forerunner of present day Venezuela with America following close behind.
    I ran across this yesterday and thought it very appropriate to todays time and political path.
    Me thinks we may be entering into TINVOWOOT. It will soon require more drastic measures, coming soon to a neighborhood near you in 3-2-1.

    A 7 minute video well worth your time. scroll down to “In Support Of It’s Probably Nothing”

    http://www.libertystorch.info

    Played to the tune of a well known song even though sung by a retarded socialist….

    1. Still looking for the video.

      In the meantime, I read this from the link you posted:

      Feel free to dismiss all the above. Who am I, after all? Just one more private citizen. An old man muttering to himself in the early morning hours. But I write from what’s on my mind, not according to anyone else’s notions of what’s “newsworthy.”

      No one pays me for this. I have no agenda, other than a desire to retain the freedom I’ve always treasured. There’s nothing in commentary for me except the satisfaction of self-expression, such as it is. So I speak my mind, unfiltered. I’ll continue to do so for as long as possible.

      A snippet from The Left Hand of Darkness comes to mind:

      We have crept and crawled up to a point where we must choose between following the glacier on its long sweep westward and so up gradually onto the plateau of ice, or climbing the ice-cliffs a mile north of tonight’s camp, and so saving twenty or thirty miles of hauling, at the cost of risk.
      Ai favors the risk.
      There is a frailty about him. He is all unprotected, exposed, vulnerable, even to his sexual organ, which he must carry always outside himself; but he is strong, unbelievably strong….he has a ready bravery I have never seen the like of. He is ready, eager, to stake life on the cruel quick test of the precipice.
      “Fire and fear, good servants, bad lords.” He makes fear serve him. I would have let fear lead me around by the long way. Courage and reason are with him. What good seeking the safe course, on a journey such as this? There are senseless courses, which I shall not take; but there is no safe one.

      And of course we have this, from Frank Herbert’s masterpiece Dune:

      “Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn to see fear’s path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

      Will we heed those exhortations before our course becomes unalterable?

      This fellow has a good perspective, IMO.

      Carry on

    2. A bit more, now that I viewed the video. Well done. Broad strokes. Perhaps accurate.

      A more nuanced look here: https://www.hbs.edu/ris/Publication%20Files/LAER%20Introduction%20to%20Argentine%20Exceptionalism_3c49e7ee-4f31-49a0-ba21-6e2b726cd7c5.pdf

      Is government, then, the only economy-destroyer? The dpressions in our country’s nineteenth century would seem to argue otherwise.

      Whatever comes is likely out of our hands. We can, of course stay in the saddle by raising our food, buying local, and nurturing community. Oh, and prayer.

      Thessalonians 5

      8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

      9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

      10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

      11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

      12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

      13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

      14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

      15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

      16 Rejoice evermore.

      17 Pray without ceasing.

      18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

      19 Quench not the Spirit.

      Carry on

  5. Rush Limbaugh was a “companion” for over three decades on my morning drives to work. He articulated so many of my own thoughts and he had the unique ability to see beyond the obvious. His wit and wisdom will not be duplicated.

    May he Rest in Peace in that Special Place.

    My prayers for Rush and sincere condolences to his family and to our entire country.

  6. The B.O.B.

    If we are old and slow, and have impediments, our variation should be based upon the principles that a highly skilled, trained, and experienced Special Forces soldier uses to get the job done. When I was young I could pack 100 pounds, now outta shape and with bad feet, 20 pounds and a sled in winter, and when the ice is gone, a small motorcycle or bicycle with bicycle trailer, or golf cart caddie carrying a pack, is high-speed-low drag. Better yet, with the use of caches, we can move faster with a 20 to 30 pound ruck with or without a means of wheeled conveyance in rough terrain.

    There are other packs, I’ve got them all. The medium ALICE pack with frame is designed for this job, and is very comfortable with 30 pounds or less. It is made for the average person, or those less than 6 feet in height, and is bomb proof. Modern military packs could be a better option for others, but I will use the medium ALICE.
    For those without experience, an external frame has it’s advantages, and the size of this pack limits and handled gear well. It can allow one to maneuver through brush, and does not limit one’s peripheral vision when checking your ‘6’ (looking to the rear), and it can be quickly removed and thrown off the trail for later retention, if you have to maneuver, or ‘run for it’. If you can use web gear to layer your survival gear, or E and E gear attached, and become less dependent upon a back pack, it is easier to shed the pack knowing that you can survive with what is on your web gear. When using the approach, our choice of back packs is less critical, and a lighter back pack might be used. Light and fast reduces our time exposed to the elements and an otherwise dangerous environment. We can use our knowledge and skills to lighten our packs.

    I do not mean to write up an article here, but to provide an introduction, and leave you with two approaches to the B.O.B. that can be mixed and matched to your situation. I believe it is better to take the direct and fastest way to a location, if the threat situation is low. The idea, and methods of E and E (escape and evasion) will likely have new meaning and purpose if patriots are threatened in their homes by a superior and overwhelming attacking nation-state, or gangs of rouge vets, and other bad actors. We cannot defend ourselves in some situations, and it is better to escape, or move off the X, and either leave for a period, or make your attackers defend the X after you let them relax, revel in victory, and gorge themselves with your larder, explore your property, and that is when you hit them at twilight from prepared fighting positions set in place for this kind of surprise offensive move.

    Having a hidden, or unexpected means of leaving, and several rally points with large or small caches, would be a good option. One could also preposition long term larder and supplies stored at a friend’s location in a tool shed on their property that can become your cabin. We would offer them the same opportunity on their property. And we can have several of these arrangements located in different areas and in cardinal directions with small cacches set up along the trail to each of these locations.

    We can also used a moving van, or old motor home parked on or off your property as a means of moving and storing larder, that can be a shelter in a contingency plan. The better the planning, and the more options, the better. I should do an article on this, but I’ve already got some many other topics to cover, and not enough time, so I leave you with this to lubricate the wheels of thought. Situations in times of chaos could be highly dynamic, and alliances fleeting. Always have alternative, or back up plans to back plans, the deeper the planning, the better. Planning is like weight lifting for the brain. The more extensive the planning, the better we can recognize and create other options or opportunities on the fly when part of the plan fails, and it will. The hidden advantage and reason behind planning, is not necessarily having a particular plan, but that the process of planning conditions the mind in several ways, and lays the ground work for creative solutions to address an endless series of evolving, dangerous, and dynamic situations. Think and plan like SF does when preparing for a high-stakes mission behind enemy lines. To say the least, of course our best efforts will not reach their level, but our first step and attempt will put us on the path, and we will be much better off as a result. Eventually, the practice and art of planning will become second nature. That is where we need to go. Get there.

    UPDATED! Green Beret’s Ultralight Bug Out Bag with Gear Recommendations
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4GYjhwfvwU&t=1410s

    The Bug Out Bag
    https://youtu.be/x-kwB0g-1cU

    Web Gear
    https://youtu.be/TREim9mHs7k

    The Survivalist’s GeoCache
    https://youtu.be/zBICZx0u2WU

    Emergency Response Protocols: Establishing Operational Guidelines for Times of Crisis
    https://youtu.be/rA5Pn0fGwtY

    1. P.A.C.E. is not just a plan or a template, but an equation.

      While looking for the blog, I just ‘happened’ to stumble onto this video from 10 years ago, that helps explains that while most plans fail at the time of implementation, why planning itself is the destination, or ‘priceless’, and the reason for planning. In my earlier life, planning was a part of the job, so this not new to me, but it could be new to you.

      The best warriors are intellectuals of a kind, not mindless brutes. Our minds are our first and best weapon. Being in good health, and fit, gives our minds stamina. Giving the brain a work out, makes it stronger. This video explores how even the simplest plan could have further reaching benefits that could be realized if one understands how components, individual plans, can work together in different ways, a synergistic way, and provide an unanticipated benefit, a layer of security, an effect, the basis of new plans that allow one to adapt. Adapt and overcome. The more skilled we are at this now, the faster and better we can adapt an overcome a new problem, obstacle, or enemy in the future and under duress.

      Not planning is a plan for failure. Using P.A.C.E. as a guild or template (primary, alternative, contingency, and emergency plans). Conceive of a simple plan, and assign it appropriately to each of the 4 categories. Together, the possible combinations of each of the 4 plans can, in a synergistic way, produce a product that will be greater than the value of the individual parts. Even if one does not see that this an equation of sorts, it might be realized as such in the future. I probably just confused you, so just roll the video, and see if it helps. It probably will.

  7. THE SPR: AR GUERRILLA SNIPER RIFLE
    Posted by NC Scout | Feb 17, 2021
    https://www.americanpartisan.org/2021/02/the-spr-the-ar-g

    I am not a tactical guy, but I am working on it…
    I believe with well concealed fighting positions that long range precision rifles at 300 yards plus, can also be a potent defense, especailly if you can set up interlocking fields of fire (cross fire).
    Start with your advantage and high power bolt rifles by removing their momentum, and knocking the wind out of attacker’s bold plan. Stop the fight before it starts. They will not see it coming, and they will not see you. If we can make the first few shots count, they may look for lower hanging fruit. Play the game they least expect and cannot effectively counter without flanking you. Have ‘security’ (guys with semi autos) at your flanks if you can….

  8. Elevated earthquake risk due to coronal holes. I got a warning message at 2:14PM PST.

    Life gets interesting with a nationwide freeze, power outage, highways impassable from time to time.

    Here it’s wet and chill, with lots of signs of meadow vole activity present after the snow is gone.

    Sacks of wheat are still in most bulk food store areas. I suggest getting some, along with a few bags of yeast. Preserving some more meat may be a good idea to cover the next 18 months.

    If you have no way to grind wheat, a good alternative is to keep your flour frozen. It can last a very long time in that condition. I freeze every grain and pea/bean I store , and flour, for about 2 weeks to kill all pests.

    I just ordered some nut trees today, and some mulberry trees. Mulberries grew under extreme conditions in AFGN. I suggest getting two kinds.

    There are many varieties of chestnut trees on the market. Nurseries now graft the good nut and wood producing trees onto foreign chestnut varieties that are not susceptible.

    If you are going to graft apples next month, I suggest using Antonovka root stock, a very hardy one that can thrive just about anywhere.

    God Bless

      1. Here is a source I order it from. Even if you do not graft another variety of apple onto this root stock, it will grow up to be a very hardy tree for all soil types and weather conditions, producing a yellow apple.

        https://raintreenursery.com/products/antonovka-apple-rootstock

        I just ordered (2 is 1, 1 is none) three…is me.

        With root stock you can keep it moist and chilled until you want to graft your scion wood onto it. You can pick nearly any apple tree variety to select scion wood from, then graft it onto this variety of root stock.

        When starting out new trees, it is best to plant more than you want, because some die. If you want to let this variety grow for a few years as-is, you can always graft other varieties onto it at later date, making a 2-in 1, 3-in-1, 4-in-1 tree.

        I grafted my brother a 5 in 1 tree once. Deer rendered it into a 3-in-1.

        Which reminds me it is nearly time to prune apples and pears, if we can get a few days of sun and dryer air to prevent rain-assisted infections of freshly pruned trees.

        Back to the point here, get the toughest hardy root stock you can for the climate changes ahead. Antonovka is the AK47 of root stocks.

        God Bless and protect those ants in the newly frozen US region and have mercy on the grasshoppers, may they not cause the ants harm.

        1. Wheatley Fisher,

          I enjoy your posts/comments.

          Your assessment of Raintree is spot on. I have used them for twenty to thirty years (if I remember right) and they provide first class trees, greenery and service even to Alaska.

          I have never had one of their trees fail to thrive. Can’t say that about other sellers.

    1. Good idea about a bag of ~edible grain for emergencies. … Grains (seeds) sold to farmers for planting have ~fungicides and other inedible things placed on the seeds,~ as a ‘protection’ until they germinate.

      Think Animal Feed for edible grains. The animal feed stores might have items available. Ready Made Resources sells storage Wheat in Big Cans.

      In the late Great State where I live, a 50 pound bag of animal ~feed cracked corn for animals (the hogs) can be bought at such places as Tractor Supply for less than $12. Of course, a family getting fatter than hogs during a food crisis, might let the neighbors know they have a supply of preps.

      A Rawlesian precept is ~Charity is a Moral Imperative.~ … A grain supply will allow people to meet moral obligations to their neighbors. … I bought the Wheat berries stored in big cans.
      A SurvivalBlog advertiser Ready Made Resources. = “RAINY DAY FOODS – HARD RED WHEAT – CASE OF 6 #10 CANS FREE SHIPPING ON FULL CASES”

      When people are looting supermarkets, it might be possible to find grains at ~animal feed stores. With animal feed, people will need to separate the Grain from the Chaff. = It’s animal feed; NOT people feed; but just as nutritious during an emergency. It’s edible grains.
      *******
      *******
      SurvialBlog has an old article by, ~A Corn Chronicle, by ShepherdFarmerGeek~ NOVEMBER 2, 2012.
      He bought seed corn, grew it. He prepared and ate the ~harvest. Shepard (article) placed a link for ~nixtamalizing. IMPORTANT.
      “If you plan to use corn as a substantial part of your survival diet, or it just happened that way because your other crops failed, then you should consider nixtamalizing it!” (Article).

      From the LINK, =
      “The indigenous people showed the settlers how to prepare the corn before turning it into a dough by first soaking it in lime water (North American Indians used wood ash water) – then rinsing the corn before grinding it into corn mash. This process came to be known as Nixtamalization. However, for the Europeans the process of Nixtamalization seemed unnecessary. After all what good did it do? Nixtamalization was probably just another superstition of those uncivilized people. Or was it?

      What happened next is one of those untold tragedies in history. Corn became a sample diet for many people in parts of Europe, Africa, India, and China, but without first undergoing the process of nixtamalization. The result was the development, on-mass, of a life threatening disease called pellagra, caused by a chronic lack of niacin (vitamin B) in the diet. A deficiency of the amino acid lysine in the body can lead to a deficiency of niacin, thus leading to pellagra causing extreme suffering and even death. This is the risk one takes when eating a corn-based diet that has not been nixtamixed.”
      ******
      Read the link. “Johnny Cakes/Cornpone/Hoecakes” essential to early America. Corn as food is appreciated by Americans.

    2. WF, excellent insights. This is one I esp. like: “I just ordered some nut trees today, and some mulberry trees. Mulberries grew under extreme conditions in AFGN. I suggest getting two kinds.”

      Mulberries help sustain me through the summer. By the handful.

      Carry on

  9. RIP Rushbo…you will be missed…IMMENSELY!!!! i remember my first glimpse of Rush was on TV about 1992 around 1 AM…he only got better as the years passed.
    i have a HUGE gapping hole now from 9am-12noon on the old AM radio now. regards to his family and friends….he will be hard to replace… 🙁

  10. Think of all those EMP-catastrophe novels and movies where there is no power for electricity.

    Texas (and other, unreported states) outages mean power is getting cut from other states, like South Dakota. Grain elevators cannot load grains for shipping.

    8 million dollars of milk getting dumped out every day because it cannot be processed for food.

    All those who fail to prepare are lined up at grocery stores , 400 WalMarts closed across the US from Oregon to Florida, etc, which are not getting resupplied because semi trucks are stranded.

    Water to supply all the chicken growing facilities and processing plants, cattle and hog operations, meat processing plants, drinking water cannot be pumped.

    Water supply lines have frozen, then thawed, so are leaking like crazy everywhere.

    People cannot get drinking water, and/or have boil orders in place but no electricity and now, no propane, to boil water.

    If it weren’t for the freezing temperatures, you can bet there would be rioting by now.

    All those vaccines, and other medical supplies, have no power for required refrigeration.

    Food spoiling. This is day three of the bad weather. Another storm is coming.

    This is just the beginning. Be ready.

    God Bless

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