The Grand Brotherhood
All of the above is very good information to practice as often as possible.
For those of you that have dug-in for the long haul, I have a common-sense tip that never occurred to me until I visited a friend over the weekend. We were out in his work-shop just shooting the breeze when I noticed he had tools hanging absolutely everywhere. I don't mean a handful of common use tools like hammers and screw-drivers, I'm talking about possibly 1,000 different tools for every job imaginable. He had hand-tools that were used to make shoes and boots back in the early 1800's. He had tools to fix steam powered tractors. Tools to re-shoe a horse, and on and on and on. Taking it all in I wondered aloud "what in the world do you have all these for". His answer is something we can all relate to. He said that when the poop hits the fan and our power grid goes down and we must fend for ourselves or perish, that tools of every kind will end up being excellent barter items and you had better be ready to fix EVERYTHING your self. He said that the most important items we will need when things collapse is 'clear-thinking', 'stored food', 'good water supply', and 'tools'. When I asked about weapons, he rattled off about 7 or 8 different firearms. Then he said that he considered his firearms as tools and that was the reason he failed to mention them seperately. This of course makes perfectly good sense.
So.... if you have decided to stand your ground on your property, add "Tools" to your 'must have' list. Lots of em. Do NOT buy cheap ass chinese crap. Cheap made-in-china tools are useless. Buy tools that were preferably forged right here in the USA. Of course buying a lot of tools is just not in some peoples budget so buy what you can over time by going to Flea Markets and Yard Sales when you have a couple of extra dollars. One last suggestion... make a list of your more commonly used tools like hammers, saws, screw-drivers, etc, and buy 2 of each of them. Plus, make sure you always have at least 2 Multi-Tools similar to the Swiss Army knives. Multi-tools in a survival situation can be the difference between life and death.
Real good, thanks, let me add this; while some what expensive excellent camouflage is found in sporting goods stores, it is the camouflage clothing, tents, shelters, boots, scarfs, etc sold for turkey hunting.
The one other indispensable item you will need is a good solid KJV Bible, no sense spending eternity with the likes of clinton, hitler, obama, and kennedy when you don't have to.
This is excellent, and the comments are good additional information as well. I would only like to add this piece of handy information that you can get from Amazon or have your local bookstore search out for you.
The Foxfire books printed back in the 1970's had excellent ways and means for survivalists and ordinary campers as well.
they were how to do and how to find things out in the woods and fields.
Another excellent source for growing things are the books by Ewel Gibbons, a naturalist, who wrote several books on foods found in nature...and how to cook them. He also had some chapters on medicinal plants common to North America.
One of my favorite techniques for silencing equipment is ZipTies. Another technique commonly used is strips of duct tape (aka90mph tape)
Great Info!!!!!!!! I will share this with like minded Patriots!!!