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Sliver and Gold

Posted by Garrett Murray on December 10, 2013 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

So you have most likely heard this as well, "You can't eat Silver or Gold". What is it that people fear about stocking up on Silver and Gold? You are correct you can't eat precious metals, but it trades very well and has for over 5000 years. Out of any currency Gold and Silver has out lasted every other currency known to man. Let me put it to you this way. You need a new generator. The person who has a generator that is willing to part with it needs 200lbs of rice. If you do not have that rice, most likely you are not walking away with a generator and that person goes without rice. So what do we do? Is that man going to lug a generator around in order to find 200lbs of rice? Are you going to go running around trying to find someone with rice that is willing to barter with you for something you have? Not likely. This is where gold and silver come in to play. Like the currency we currently trust we use that to buy items and we sell our goods with the same expectations. So if you are stocking up a ton of alcohal or toilet paper in hopes that you will be the only person with it, pray you are right and don't get upset when people don't offer you as much as you expect for your bartering items.

Put your heart into it.

Posted by Garrett Murray on May 23, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Next time you are at the range I want you to drop and give me 20 before firing down range! No I am not your drill sergeant here to torment you. I am getting you prepared for reality. When have you ever seen or heard of anyone being calm in the middle of a shootout? Whose heart isn’t pounding out there chest while the beads of sweat form over there eye brows? Training should simulate as closely as possible the situation you may be in when you have to use a gun. If you wear glasses, try firing without them (be safe when attempting to do so). Run in place for a minute before grabbing your gun and taking aim. Attempt to get your breathing under control as quickly as possible. Focus your mind on your heart beating and regulating your breath. If you can’t do this you better hope you find yourself in a fire fight while laying on the couch or sitting at the table. If you are not prepared for any situation you need to start conditioning yourself today. Running daily, sit-ups, pushups and pull ups are some great simple things you can do to start conditioning your body for just about any situation you may find yourself in.

Shooting your reserve stock

Posted by Garrett Murray on May 23, 2012 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Why is it important to shoot your reserve stock ammo? You know that ammo you have set aside, that really expensive 25 dollar for 25 round box of hollow point. Why am I telling you it’s important to shoot that at the range when FMJ is so much cheaper? It all has to do with getting use to your rounds. Yes by all means shoot the ball training rounds for practice but also pull out a box of reserve stock and give it a try every once in a while. You will be surprised on how different the two rounds fire. It also gives you an idea if your gun works well with the round or if you need to purchase a different brand. So open the pocket book and give in and fire the top shelf brand at least once a year.

Prepping goes Main Stream Media causing problems.

Posted by Garrett Murray on March 13, 2012 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Well I can't say I have missed a week of Dooms Day Prepper, if I did I would be lying. Not saying it’s not a lot of fun to laugh about but all this attention has cost the real preppers more than most know. Looking back before Prepping became a household past time most preppers found themselves to be a very select few. Prepping items such as ammunition, MRE’s, Heirloom seeds and other common survival items where cheap to buy before mainstream popularity, but now have almost doubled in price. Not to mention the security we had before these people went public. Before we really weren’t on any government watch list, now we are considered terrorists for storing more than a week’s worth of food in our home. Some preppers who have been on the show have been targeted by Doctors, FBI agents and ruthless thugs wanting what you have. This puts most of us in danger as well once people see what we are doing and they wise up and realize they are behind the curve and want to take the quick way ahead.

Bugging out was a term many thought was what someone did when they went nuts, now everyone knows it’s getting out of dodge. Before mainstream media took notice preppers had set plans to move out into less populated areas. We now have to deal with more people wanting to bug out causing us more congestion on our roads and for some national parks. More people plan on running for the hills and when they get there they are going to have to deal with a hoard of newbie preppers trying to butt in on the action. Not to mention the number of people who think they are survivalist come out and get into trouble and want your help.

The media has also done a great job of making most of us look like complete idiots. They bring in so called experts who say it’s unlikely the sky is going to fall even when we have irrefutable evidence that it has already begun to fall. I don’t know if they do this so that they do not cause a panic or if they do it to make us look stupid but either way it’s causing conflict with veteran preppers.

Now we have internet sites popping up everywhere and books upon books of information flooding the shelves it becoming overwhelming for one person to take. Some will say this is the way to live off the grid and criticize other people’s methods and in reality are giving out false information in the process and the typical city slicker doesn’t know any better. Couch Rangers are popping up everywhere on the internet; Facebook groups and blogs are jammed packed with these idiots telling others they know everything and that we know nothing of survival. Be aware of these people, they are the people who repeat the same garble that is widely spread over the internet. Just because you learned how to make a Dakota Fire pit doesn’t make you an expert at fire making. Everyone should learn the basics but basics are just that, “basic information to keep your ass alive for short term”. It’s not going to be paradise, most days will suck and this is what no couch ranger will tell you. Learning more advance skills from professionals who actually do this kind of stuff on a day to day basis will help you more than reading the same garbage over and over on the internet.

THE REVIEWERS, these people are the ones who post nothing but reviews of what they tested a day prior. Can’t tell you how boring it is to watch someone open their product up for the first time on YouTube just to show off what they got from a sucker wanting to promote their product. These videos are a waste of internet space and time. They fill up your wasted day with more useless crap. Watch more than a few of these videos and you are going to fall way behind the curve.

THE GUN NUTS, I can’t stand a person who has no common sense when it comes to gun safety. Even on Dooms Day Preppers a man shot his own finger off because he wasn’t practicing safety. This type of action looks bad on the real Prepper community because it show the incompetence most people have when it comes to gun safety and it points fingers at us real Preppers. I think it’s great you want to teach your son to fire a gun but doing it in such a manner than put everyone at risk is just careless. I agree that practice makes perfect, but lack of supervision is a poor decision on these peoples part.

Ladies and Gentlemen, there is no right or wrong way to prepping and it’s not a cookie cutter type of lifestyle. To each person survival is a different thing. You may be able to survive with just a knife in the woods while the next guy may need one of everything from your local Sporting goods store to survive in the city. Everyone is different and their needs are based off their skill set and mind frame. Someone who has lived off of the dependence of the government all their life may not be capable of living a rugged life style in the woods with a Rambo knife. You will have to watch out for these people, because they will be the first to fail when their Chinese piece of crap gear fails and they are stranded and helpless or even worse a danger to you and I when they come for your gear or goods.

Army Time

Posted by Garrett Murray on February 20, 2012 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Built this in about 2 days. It was a standard clock that I had to sand, stain and build myself that I got from the VA. I added the army medalion, the EIB, the 50 cal bullets and burnt in the Army strong logo. Polished the bullets with Mothers now they look better than new.

Executive Orders you need to know about.

Posted by Garrett Murray on February 2, 2012 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

These Executive Orders have been on record for nearly 30 years and could be enacted by the stroke of a Presidential pen:.



allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.


allows the government to seize and control the communication media.


allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.


allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways.


allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.


allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.


allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.


designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.


allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.


allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.


allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.


specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.


grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.


assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.


allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has broad powers in every aspect of the nation. General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA's Civil Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA's role as a "new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders from assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis." FEMA's powers were consolidated by President Carter to incorporate the... National Security Act of 1947 allows for the strategic relocation of industries, services, government and other essential economic activities, and to rationalize the requirements for manpower, resources and production facilities. 1950 Defense Production Act gives the President sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy. Act of August 29, 1916 authorizes the Secretary of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation system for transporting troops, material, or any other purpose related to the emergency. International Emergency Economic Powers Act enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national. These powers were transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979.

Why I feel any true Muslim is evil

Posted by Garrett Murray on January 31, 2012 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Qu'ran 8:39 "And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion should be only for Allah."


Anyone who follows this bible believes you should kill all nonbelievers. Muslims are not peaceful people.


Posted by Garrett Murray on January 25, 2012 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has held several secret meetings with his economic and military advisers in recent days to prepare for the possibility of war with the United States.

Sources report the preparations are to include the execution of those Iranians who oppose the regime.

Khamenei has been heard to say that the coming of the last Islamic Messiah, the Shiites’ 12th Imam Mahdi, is near and that specific actions need to be taken to protect the Islamic regime for upcoming events.

Mahdi, according to Shiite belief, will reappear at the time of Armageddon.

Selected forces within the Revolutionary Guards and Basij reportedly have been trained under a task force called “Soldiers of Imam Mahdi” and they will bear the responsibility of security and protecting the regime against uprisings. Many in the Guards and Basij have been told that the 12th Imam is on earth, facilitated the victory of Hezbollah over Israel in the 2006 war and soon will announce publicly his presence after the needed environment is created.

According to SepahOnline, sources within the Vali’eh Amr, the revolutionary forces in charge of the supreme leader’s protection, report that Khamenei held several meetings in recent days at which the leader instructed his advisers to tighten the grip on anyone who opposes or might oppose the regime in case of war.

These actions include investigations of every person or group that was pro-regime but now hold opinions contrary to regime policies. Also being created is a list, to be presented to Khamenei, to decide the fate of any opponents.

It also was decided that those political prisoners who will not repent will be executed, the sources said.

This action also was taken by the founder of the Islamic regime in 1988, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

In the book, “A Time to Betray,” it is documented when Khomeini announced the campaign, he said, “If the person at any stage or at any time maintains his (or her) support for the opposing groups, the sentence is execution. Annihilate the enemies of Islam immediately.”

The fatwa led to the execution of thousands of innocent men and women of all ages in a very short period.

The list of actions by Khamenei includes investigation of private business owners. If records show that at any time in the past they have not supported the Islamic regime, their businesses and belongings could be confiscated.

Journalists, writers and publishers who are deemed to be against the regime would be arrested and punished. Even high religious authorities who do not fully support Khamenei will be put under surveillance and dealt with if they become outspoken about the direction of the country.

Several journalists already have been arrested in the past week. In a recent speech, Khamenei hinted of a warlike environment and warned those clerics who might doubt his direction of the country that their survival is tied to the survival of the Islamic regime. Many Iranians who resent the regime resent the religion it promotes, so even opposition clerics might not fare well should the regime fall.

The plan by the leader calls for total control of Tehran, the capital where the presence of the Basij and Hezbollah militias would be quite visible so that no one would dare to challenge the regime.

This news comes in light of the formation of the “Removal Committee,” which secretly would eliminate all deemed as opponents, even within the military and the government.

Khamenei’s extraordinary measures are based either on an understanding that war could be imminent or that the regime has decided to announce it has nuclear capability and is getting ready for a possible reaction from Israel or America.

Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, an influential cleric and a radical Twelver, previously had stated that Khamenei ascends to the sky every year to take direction from Imam Mahdi, and sources close to the cleric have disclosed that Khamenei has been ordered by Imam Mahdi to continue with the nuclear program despite worldwide objection as it will facilitate his coming.

Last March, a Iranian secret documentary, “The Coming Is Upon Us,” was revealed to depict Khamenei as the mythical figure who creates the environment for the reappearance of Mahdi by leading Iran to destroy Israel.


RFID Chips added into Obama Care bill without you knowing

Posted by Garrett Murray on January 25, 2012 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Obamacare under Class II Paragraph 1,Section B ..Mandatory Chips...

Obamacare under Class II Paragraph 1,Section B specifically includes "( ii )a Class II device that is implantable.Page 1004 it describes what the term (data) means in Paragraph 1 Section B...

here's a pretty starling thing in the bill that 95% of Americans won't like.

The Obama Health care bill under Class II (Paragraph 1, Section B) specifically includes ‘‘(ii) a class II device that is implantable." Then on page 1004 it describes what the term "data" means in paragraph 1, section B:

14 ‘‘(B) In this paragraph, the term ‘data’ refers to in15

formation respecting a device described in paragraph (1),

16 including claims data, patient survey data, standardized

17 analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of

18 data from disparate data environments, electronic health

19 records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the

20 Secretary"

What exactly is a class II device that is implantable? Lets see...

Approved by the FDA, a class II implantable device is a "implantable radiofrequency

transponder system for patient identification and health information." The purpose of a class II device is to collect data in medical patients such as "claims data, patient survey data, standardized analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of data from disparate data environments, electronic health records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the Secretary."

This sort of device would be implanted in the majority of people who opt to become covered by the public health care option. With the reform of the private insurance companies, who charge outrageous rates, many people will switch their coverage to a more affordable insurance plan. This means the number of people who choose the public option will increase. This also means the number of people chipped will be plentiful as well. The adults who choose to have a chip implanted are the lucky (yes, lucky) ones in this case. Children who are "born in the United States who at the time of birth is not otherwise covered under acceptable coverage" will be qualified and placed into the CHIP or Children's Health Insurance Program (what a convenient name). With a name like CHIP it would seem consistent to have the chip implanted into a child. Children conceived by parents who are already covered under the public option will more than likely be implanted with a chip by the consent of the parent. Eventually everyone will be implanted with a chip. And with the price and coverage of the public option being so competitive with the private companies, the private company may not survive.

Living within the city after a SHTF or leaving

Posted by Garrett Murray on January 21, 2012 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This topic has been of great debate for many years between preppers and survivalists. Should I stay or should I go? In a SHTF scenario any number of things could happen and you are left high and dry with no one to really help you. I want to discuss some of the things you might encounter in the city than say in the country. One main issue when it comes to city living after a SHTF is looter and rioters. In the past and in current times we have seen this time and time again. Look at Europe and the riots and looting going on there. This could hit home very soon and being in the middle of this type of event is not ideal when you have a family to protect. Also look at Government (FEMA) when Katrina hit New Orleans the government came in and took peoples guns away and forced them into a make shift prison where people where basically starved and abused.

Another thing we need to look at when living in the city is sanitation. When the power is out to the entire city the waste facilities that process our waste stop doing their job. No power no waste removal. After about a week or two the sewers will begin to back up and depending on the type of drains you have in your neighborhood and the amount of rain you could have a backup in no time. So where do we put our waste? Not everyone has a big back yard that they can bury their waste, so finding a place to put this stuff will become impossible and you will eventually be forced to move.

Food is another issue. Yes you may be an extreme shopper and have years of food stored in your garage or spare room but what happens if things don’t get back to normal after a few years? Stores will be out of food in less than a week. How will you feed yourself or your family? You might find a stray dog or cat you can kill, but how long before that gets old? Growing food in the city is harder than you think and according to some farmer magazines it takes an acre of land to feed one person for a year. If you have a family of four like I do then you need at least four acres of land and that’s a lot of land for a city person. Roof tops growers or vacant lot growers are setting themselves up for risk. Looters will spot this smorgasbord and you are left with nothing.

Gas stations will raise their prices to the point that you won’t be able to afford to leave. Staying for more than a week will cost you more in the end. If we have an economic breakdown and the trucks stop rolling you will see prices of gas go up sharply and before you know it signs saying out of gas will be common place. You may not have the space to store large amounts of gas in the city. In the country and with a little planning you can set up storage units to hold large amounts of gas for future use and by using additives you can prolong the shelf life. You won’t have this luxury in the city.

Many cities are near some source of power like a Nuclear reactor. After a SHTF event and the power goes out the reactor has limited time before the coolers shut down and the reactor overheats causing a nuclear meltdown. Anyone within 100 miles of this could be affected. Look at Japan and what happened after their meltdown happened or how about Chernobyl back in 1986. To this day that land is vacant and no one is allowed within like 5 miles of that town.

Given the many very good reasons above I see no reason why someone would want to stay in the city. I would start looking for places you can retreat to after a SHTF. If you end up sleeping in a tent for the first year, it’s going to be better than dealing with what I mentioned above. Expect to see smaller communities banning together forming a sort of militia group in order to keep rule and order in their town. You may be able to get in with these groups and be able to shack up with someone for protection. Having skills to offer may be key to getting into these groups. Medical, Dental, Mechanic, Machinists, Engineers and other specialty jobs are always valuable assets to these small towns. Be sure to bring as much of your supplies as you can. This reduces the need for the group to share supplies and it may persuade them even more into letting you stay. This also shows them that you are proactive and responsible.