This blog site was inspired by the writings of my mentor, the late Mel Tappan. I must also credit Dr. Gary North and Hugh Hewitt. I am very grateful to both of them for encouraging me to launch this blog!

I also extend my most sincere thanks to those who provided assistance and/or inspiration for this blog:

The folks at Alpha-Rubicon, Pastor Hale Anderson, the staff of Backwoods Home magazine, Ben and Angela, Ragnar Benson, Bill Bonner and the editors at The, Bill the Mark 4 Ferreteer in Wisconsin, Bob The Soap Maker, Matthew Bracken, “Buckshot Bruce” and the staff at Buckshot’s Camp, Bill Buppert, James Cameron, Ammon Campbell, Pastor Warren Campbell, Dr. Bruce Clayton, The Late Col. Jeff Cooper, Cordy in Zimbabwe, the staff of Countryside & Small Stock Journal, Captain Dave, the late Jonathan Davis, Debbie, John Dibari, 1/2 M.O.A. Dick in Orofino, the late Gordon Dickson, Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, Pastor William Downing, Ed and Yoshiko, Roland Emmerich, the late Carla Emery, Pastor Jerry Favor, Richard Fleetwood and SurvivalRing, Fred’s M14 Stocks, Fred the Valmet-meister, The Free State Project, The FreezeDry Guy, The Frugal Squirrel, Gayle, Gene and Nathelle, the staff of Gold-Eagle, Joshua Griswold at, Dr. Geri Guidetti and The Ark Institute, Ken Hamblin, Buckshot Bruce Hemming, Robert Henry at JRH Enterprises, Darrel Holland, Alan Holthaus, the staff of Home Power magazine, Joe Huffman the dynamite shooter, the staff of The Idaho Observer, Dean Ing, Jen and all the gang at The FALFiles, the late John Kofler, John the Painter, Pegleg John in Imlay, Dr. Cresson Kearney, Mark Koernke, Lance in Moscow, Mark Laughlin, John Leveron, Dave Martin (of Martronics), Marvin and The Mini Militia, John Mauldin, Mike and the Moparman at Stites, Mike Medintz, John Milius, The Millwright, Dr. Stan Monteith, Marshall Motley, Nail38 in West Haven, The volunteers at, Ted Nugent, Bill O’Reilly, Dr. Jane Orient, Boston T. Party, Paul and Miyuki, Peter in Switzerland, Pastor Michael Phillips,  the late Jerry Pournelle, The Pre-1899 Specialist, The Really Big Range Tank man in Sandpoint, The Revolutionary War Veterans of America, Robie in Finland, Dr. Arthur B. Robinson and the faculty of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, Pastor Dennis Roe, Pastor Angelo Sanchez, Rich Saunders at CGW, Kurt Saxon, Tom Selleck, J.J. Johnson and the staff of The Sierra Times, Joel Skousen, Craig R. Smith and his staff at Swiss America, Stefan in Sweden, S.M. Stirling, the late Mel Tappan, Nancy Mack Tappan, Tina the S.C. clone, Dr. Kent Trembley, the crew at Backwoods Solar Electric Systems, Dr. Walter E. Williams, Michael Z. Williamson, Pastor Doug Wilson and the staff of Credenda Agenda, the late Kurt Wilson of Survival Enterprises, Jerry Wigutow and the crew at Wiggy’s, Claire Wolfe, the editorial staff of World Net Daily, and Aaron Zelman of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.

Special thanks to the retreat owners that granted me interviews and permission for publishing their profiles. Your efforts are inspirational! Keep your powder dry.

Thanks also to The Group, now sadly scattered to the four winds: Conor, Dave, Hugh, Jeff, Ken, Linda (RIP), Mary, Meg, P.K., Roland (RIP), and Scott. We are still together in spirit!


This blog is dedicated to my children. May God grant that they grow up to enjoy the same liberty that our family has enjoyed for seven generations.