It's that time of year again, thank God. Time to get in the dirt and grow our independence one crop at a time. Time to tend your Victory Garden. Groundwork for Victory, more than 60 years later the phrase still applies. Will y0u grow more in '08? I plan to and I hope you are too. I have worn the pages of my seed catalogs and planned the layout of my garden this year. Started seeds inside in my Micro Greenhouse and already tranplanted some into lager pots. I will be building cold frames this weekend to give all my plants a headstart this year. Cold frames are new for me and I can hardly wait to try them out. I will post pics of them soon. Remember a garden is one of the first steps to freedom and a must for any independent person or family. If you have never tried gardening before this is the time to start. And you don't need a lot of room to have a nice harvest, just check out The Path to Freedom and see what they are raising on a 1/10 of an acre.
You are about to get a tax refund check. What could this extra money be used for? The government hopes you will head straight to Wal-Mart and spend it like pouring water out of a bucket. Their plan is for you to help spur on the econ0my they have strangled. Click here to find out more. I plan to use this to further my steps to independence and I hope you will too. This may be your first step or it could be your last, finally freeing yourself from the grid, making that move to the country or what ever your plans are. Just keep in mind that it is your choice where this money goes, down the drain, or adding a rain gutter to catch rain water, the choice is yours. I have listed a few things one might consider purchasing with this new found money to help us attain freedom one step at a time. I have installed a Google search to your convience. Just use it to search for the products you may be considering.
1. Solar panel
2. Upgrade your battery bank
3. Charge controler
4. Buy seeds for your Victory Garden
5. Buy and plant fruit trees on your property
6. Consider upgrades to your home to make it more enegry and water effeceint
7. Invest in a home security device (Mine is a 12ga.)
8. Use toward the purchase of a wind turbine generator
9. Use toward the purchase of a Micro Hydro generator
and the number 10 way to use your gov. money to free yourself is
10. GO UNDERGROUND AND NEVER RESURFACE !! That would get'em
This is from today's Scavenger hunt. This wood was destined to the fire but I guess you could say that I rescued it. Lots of good lumber just for the asking. Folks down the road replaced their porch with ceader. Some will be used to replace the roof on the hen house and the rest for other projects as they present themselves. Not too bad for a days hunt. What I can not use for other projects my Buck Stove will gladly take care of. Either way I will get much use from this find. All for free !
You gently place a jacket over your sawed off 12ga. in the truck seat and slow to a stop at the road block.
"Your identification and debt card please" Says the policeman.
That is ofcourse your Gov. issued drivers license and your debt card from your bank, everyone is required to have one now so the Gov. can track your purchases and most importantly your deposits. Banks are now required to deduct 40% of all deposits and forward them to the Gov.'s account. Every purchase is to be paid for with this card at the only retail store left. Belive me the banks are under a watchful eye these days too. As you hand the officer your (papers) he asks "what business do you have in town today?"
"Gasoline, this is my day to purchase 10gals." you say while trying not to show your anger with this system or your nervousness of handing him your altered drivers license and debt card.
"Ok, then move along" says the officer as he hands you back your papers. Good thing you had enough insite to have an alternate set of papers for things such as this.
You will buy some gas today just because you can. You laugh a little as you think of how Peak Oil came sooner than even the experts thought. With this came increased prices on everything. Prices seemed to skyrocket ever night. Bread from .99 to $4.00, Milk from $4.00 to over $9.00 in some parts of the state, just to name a few.
Peak Oil was just the begining of this scene. As prices went crazy so did the people. Theft and highjacking where common place. Food dilevery trucks very rarely made it to their destination without and altercation along the way. Some never made it at all. When they did they never had a full load of goods. They had to use the food to barging their way along their route. Coruption was everywhere, especially within the law enforcement. I guess they have familys to feed too.
The second and hardest blow to the nation was the assination of the President elect. He would have been the first Black man to ever hold the office. But a single rifle shot proved that maybe we weren't really ready for that just yet. The assination came just 4 days before he would have been sworn in as President. The woman that he chose a his Vice Pres. then assumed the role and made history as the first female Pres.. Many say this was planned all along so she could take the White House. Not been so great for her though. She has not been seen in public for over a year now in fear for her own life. And belive me their are plenty of people out there wanting her in their crosshairs. Within minutes of the assination of the Pres. elect a racial war of sorts broke out all over the country. As the news media coverd the riots on every chanel it spurred on even more violence. The black community went ape shit over the assination saying it must have been a white male and many took out their anger on every white they could find. Even though the shooter was never caught, it was always assumed it was a white male that commited the crime. This lasted only a few weeks though, after 10's of thousands where killed, both black and white. Then out of nowwhere the skys lit up all over. No one knows for sure where the Muslim's got a nuke, but they did, several of them, and choose this time of civil war to launch. Pretty smart on their part I must admitt. They caught us with our pants down and let us have it hard. And that is how we ended up living in the world of Mad Max.
This is a continuing story. More next post, don't miss it. Things are heating up !!!
What do these people know that would make them even think of doing this? Sorta makes me think I should be more interested in saving seeds in the very near future. If you haven't already you have to read this. My neighbor said that this article almost scares him. I told him "it's about damn time !!!!!" Click here for the whole story.
This is the begining of a story I have had hid away in my mind for some time now. I now have a way to reach others with it's important message. Check back often as we continue to follow the everyday life of this (Fictional ?) character.
You double check your ammo supply and make sure the steel shutters are closed on all the windows of your house before you leave. As you close the steel door on the way out you are glad you installed it before things got this bad, I guess the neighbors, the one's still alive, aren't laughing so hard now. You place a 9mm under your truck seat, the other is safley tucked inside your shoulder holster. The 12 ga. is placed in the seat as it always is on these short trips to town. As you pull out the driveway you feel somewhat at ease knowing that the booby traps you have in place around your property will be an unwelcome suprise to any of the would be vandals or looters that roam the land these days in search of some poor soul that has not prepared for these times. On the road now you estimate that you have about 4.5 gals. of gas left in the tank, more than enough for this short trip. The best you can guess you have about 130 gals. left and well hid back home. With gas at $7.00 a gal. now, and you can only purchase 10 gals. a pop twice a week, you can never be too careful.
About 3 miles down the road you see the first of many vehicles left beside the road. The owners no doubt either ran out of gas or where stopped by the vandalas gangs, robbed, raped and killed. The car burned to the ground as so many are along the roadways during this horrible time we have come to. You reach into your jacket once again to feel the warmth and comfort of the 9mm handle as you drive past . Damn good thing you didn't surrender your guns during the weapons round up of '08. The Agency came and looked everywhere, they knew you had them, your name had been on their list of dangerous citizens for years now. But you bought your guns and other weapons at local flea markets and trading grounds years ago as not to have a registered gun with your name on it. You knew they would use that list when people didn't turn them over at the Agencys order.
Just ahead you see a road block, a police road block. Nothing could be worse not even the gangs that use this tactic all to many times.
It is these lines of the Declaration of Independence that I think of the most often. I can't help but wonder why more people don't think or atleast talk about this power that we have as Americans. I am sure one day these words will become action, one day we shall Make A Stand. Click on the link to read the entire text.
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Brocilli sprouts from the Ultra Micro Greenhouse. I will have to move again when they get a little larger but for now I just keep them warm and put them where they can get plenty of light. Not too bad to have been sprouted in a jucie jug.
This was just an experiment and it worked great for me. I took a plastic juice jug which I have plenty of and made a Ultra Mirco Greenhouse. I just cut the jug in two, placed some compost inside and planted my seeds. Add a little water and put the top half back on, be sure to replace the lid this also it helps to keep the heat and the water inside. I only watered them when I first planted them and that's it. Seeds sprouted in just a few days. Set them in the window sill so they can get some sun and watch them grow. After your sprouts get a few inches high move them into a lager container. This is a great idea to get a jump start on your Victory Garden. Raising food is a must for any long term survival situation or self sufficent life. I used what I had on hand at the time which must be practiced in these situations.
I will begin with small steps to my freedom from society. I may cause some alarm if I just slip out when no one is looking. I hope that maybe one day people will say "Yea, I remember him, wonder what ever happened to that guy?" So slowly but surley I fade away into the land of the FREE. Steps to be taken:
1. Grow and preserve all of our own food. (Have chickens, ducks and goats now)
2. Generate usable amount of electricty through some form. Solar, wind or water. (We get lots of Sun very little wind but have a pond with a nice overflow.)
3. Stop buying shit we have no use for. (We have plenty of that already)
4. Should probably be number 1 but stop my addiction to smoking and diet coke!!!! (These 2 together are enough for most off gridders to live on.)
5. Rain water collection system. (Our house is 2200 sq. ft. so we can easily get 1100 gals of water from 1 inch of rain.)
As I am sure most can tell, I am new to this whole Blog thing. I have been looking around at some others out there and man am I impressed, not just with your blogging skills but what you all are doing. Great to know that there are people out there who see the direction this world is taking and are preparing themselves for it. I have many ideas in store for this blog just waiting to sort them out a bit more. I had intended this blog to be about my attempt for a small family farm to provide our needs but I feel I will be talking about other things that concern me as well. Got a lot of great information from the Bear Ridge Project and Dragon over at Circle of the Oroborous, be sure to check them out.
Just a guy that was born and raised in West Virginia and moved to Kentucky trying to raise a family on a small farm. We have goats, ducks, chickens, lots of dogs and raise a garden. Trying to live life simple and as peacful as possible. It's not as easy as it sounds.