True Defiance: I Challenge You To Survive The Coming Collapse

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Every Fourth of July, the temptation for many writers within the liberty movement is to reflect on the despair of freedoms lost, the philosophical ideals of generations gone by and the rage we all feel at the tyrannical mechanizations of the power elite operating with impunity today. It is easy for us to get caught up in the analysis of the thing. It is easy for us to live within the theoretical and intellectual boundaries of our own heads, to debate the merits of that which has already come to pass and hypothesize over crises yet to come. As disturbing as the ongoing collapse of America truly is, for many people, experiencing it academically feels much safer and easier than placing our feet on the Earth and dealing with it in a concrete manner.

This Fourth of July, I grow weary of the intellectual mind games and political postulations of ideological purists and sunshine patriots. It has never been enough to simply fantasize about reduced government, free markets, third-party candidates, protected civil liberties, etc. It has never been enough to simply back a Libertarian candidate, march around with signs and slogans, or even march around open carrying one’s firearm. These are not solutions to the problem. They are not true acts of defiance, because they are all tactics that function only within the parameters of the game. To defy the game, one must stop playing the game. The activist methods currently in play today serve only to make ourselves feel better about the darker truth of our situation. They give us false hope, not real hope.

This Fourth of July, I’m not going to talk about what we have lost. At this point, anyone worth a damn already knows what we have lost. Those who remain oblivious, in light of the recent avalanche of government scandals being exposed and the brash and unapologetic admissions of the political elite, are oblivious because they wish to be so. They are a waste of time and oxygen. If they really wanted to know the fate of this country, then they would be reading this article now and working to change things for the better.

There is no excuse for ignorance today. The unadulterated facts are right at their fingertips, right out in the open air. The stench of criminality and corruption is curling the hairs in their noses and triggering their gag reflex. They know it is there instinctively. The churning in their stomachs tells them it is there. If they do nothing, they do so because it suits them. They do so because to do something tangible, to do something real, is either too frightening for their tiny spirits to handle or too exhausting for their weak bodies to pursue.

I want to talk about what you can do, right now, to change the course of the future. I want to challenge you to remove yourself from the game. I want to challenge you to stop waiting around for some white knight on a horse to come and save you from the shadows. I want to challenge you to stop waiting around for other people to give you a plan. I want to challenge you to create your own plan, build your own solutions and act as a legitimate individual for the sake of liberty. I want to ensure that you have at least the bare minimum tools you will need to set your own course and determine your own destiny.

I hear far too much talk lately within the movement of grand schemes, legal schemes, political schemes and activism schemes with no finite goals. These schemes rely on top-down strategies and centralize the energy and efforts of the movement into the hands of a few who in the end may or may not be trustworthy. It is this kind of apathy that put us in the terrible position we now wallow in.

We must stop waiting for other people, no matter how well-spoken or prominent, to fight our battles for us. With oligarchy and big-government despotism accelerating out of control, it is time for proponents of freedom to make themselves ready or shut-up. Anyone who has not, at the very least, taken these basic steps toward his own survival independence is in no position to complain about the state of the world, for he has done absolutely nothing to make himself ready to do anything about it.

These are the absolute minimum preparations you will need to fight back against the collapse of our nation and our culture.

Store A Six-Month Supply Of Food 

There are far too many people, even within the liberty movement, who talk a big game when it comes to defeating tyranny, yet have little to no means of providing their own sustenance. I don’t care what your financial situation is. The world hasn’t fallen apart yet, and anyone can find a way to set aside enough money for a primary food source that will last half a year.

Six months of stored food is not much, but it will give you time to arrange for alternative sources as well as last you until growing season.

Those who focus only on ammo and firearms and forsake food storage believing that they will be able to “take what they need” or “hunt what they need” are already dead. They will do nothing to advance the cause of freedom and are, frankly, too stupid to survive. Sorry, but there it is.

Beginners should focus on the Mormon Four: hard red winter wheat, powdered milk, sugar or honey, and salt (not sea salt). It wouldn’t be fun, but a human being can indeed subsist on these four simple foodstuffs. Add in a few wild edibles or garden vegetables, and you will have all the nutrients and calories you need to live — and to make a difference. All of these items, or similar items, can be bought cheaply in bulk. There is no excuse not to have a six-month supply stored away.

Find A Water Source

Water filtration must be accompanied by a steady water source. If you have consistent rain in your region, then there is no problem. If you live in a place that stays dry for weeks on end, then you won’t last long. Find a water source now, or store 55-gallon drums in your home. A human being needs about 1 gallon of water per day just to stay hydrated, let alone clean. It takes only three to seven days for a person in need of water to die. Without clean water, you are useless to the fight. This means, at minimum, storing three 55-gallon drums of water per person for about a six-month supply of water.

Buy A Rifle

Plenty of people own a “gun.” But if you do not own a military caliber rifle, preferably of high capacity and accurate past 200 yards, you aren’t ready. Even with today’s exploding prices, if the average person gave up cable TV, his high-priced cellphone bill and a few other amenities, he could easily purchase one within a few months. If you can’t adequately defend yourself, then you cannot defend others, and you certainly can’t defend the dying principles of a nation.

Buy 1,000 Rounds Of Ammo

Anyone who shoots avidly, or who has been in actual combat, knows that 1000 rounds of ammo is not much, and could be easily expended in a single firefight.  That said, it is the minimum you will need to live through an altercation during collapse; 500 rounds to practice before an event, 500 rounds for defense, and that’s only if your training is incredibly versatile.  The practice is more important than the ammo stockpile.

Buy Proper Clothing

You must have at least one pair of waterproof or water-resistant boots, one strongly stitched cold-weather coat, two pairs of non-cotton utility pants, two non-cotton utility shirts, three pairs of wool socks, two sets of thermal layer clothes (if you live in a colder climate), one wool cap, two pairs of warm gloves (I recommend bow hunter’s gloves with Thinsulate), and one sleeping bag rated to the extremes of your particular area. These items should be earth-colored to draw little attention.

Sanitation

Take a look at the history of any modern collapse and you will find an immediate breakdown of infrastructure services, including electricity, water and sanitation. Planning a means of sanitation will allow you to remain healthy and give you and your family a sense of comfort. When people live like animals, they start to think and act like animals. They forget themselves and react stupidly, or desperately. The act of keeping oneself and one’s living environment clean could make all the difference in one’s overall success in a post-collapse world.

Grow A Garden

If you have a yard, you should have a garden. If you have a sliver of a yard, the entire sliver should be planted. If you live in an apartment building, you should have already asked the owners if you can start a raised-bed garden on the roof. If you have ample property, you should be ashamed if you do not already have ample vegetables growing right now. Again, there’s no excuse. Make it happen.

Find Two Neighbors Who Are On Board

I can’t count how many times I’ve heard people whine about operations security (OPSEC) and how no one should know anything about your prepping lifestyle for fear folks may come calling during collapse.  My position and the position of anyone with any sense is that without mutual aid, no amount of OPSEC is going to save you. If you don’t have a neighborhood watch, you have nothing; and all your secrecy will have, in the end, sabotaged you.

Find two neighbors. They don’t have to live right next door. But they should be close by, and they should have their own preps. If they are on the fence, convince them otherwise. If they are on board but not stocking enough goods, show them this article and make them see the error of their ways. This doesn’t mean you have to give them the grand tour of your pantry or your gun safe, but you do have to share your philosophical position and at least some of your knowledge.

Find One Barter Partner

Find at least one other prepared person who also has a trade skill or who produces a viable necessity, and build a trade relationship with him now. It takes only two people to start a barter market. That core trade network will grow as the crisis grows. It is inevitable. Barter markets have become the primary trade markets in every country in the world in the midst of severe financial volatility today. They are the natural state of the free market and the only means by which the American economy could be rejuvenated.

Find One Retreat Location

There is no such thing as a perfectly secure homestead. There is no such thing as an infallible plan. A backup is not only practical, but essential. It should be far enough away from your current location to give you distance from the kind of threat that would actually drive you out of your home, yet close enough to be reached under labored conditions. There should be water nearby, as well as natural sheltering land features.

There is no shame in retreating from an unwinnable scenario and living to fight another day.

Bury One Survival Cache

There are no guarantees in survival except those guarantees we make for ourseleves. Never assume that the gear you have in your hands will always be there. There may come a situation in which you could be separated from all of your goods. A cache makes this horrifying situation a survivable situation. Food, water, first aid, clothing and a means of self-defense should be included.

You Should Be No More Than 20 Pounds Beyond Your Ideal Weight

A small spare tire can give you extra energy in the event that food is scarce. A large spare tire is a liability that will make you slow, clumsy and easy to kill. You should know your ideal weight given your height, and you should never allow yourself to grow fat beyond a 20-pound limit. Without personal health, you have nothing.

The list above constitutes years of survival experience and knowledge coupled with my realization that most people tend to do the minimum required in any given situation. When it comes to prepping for collapse, however, many people do not know what the “minimum” actually is, so they do nothing. I’m sure there are plenty of other survivalists out there who would disagree with the requirements above and either increase or decrease them accordingly. I’m not interested. The time for debate is over.

At this point, the only thing that matters is whether each individual can make himself ready to live without government aid, and thus ready to defy the objectives of a dangerous rogue establishment. If every single American took the above steps (these very simple and easy-to-afford steps), I would have no concerns for the future of our society. In fact, I would be absolutely certain of the downfall of any entity seeking to undermine the freedoms and principles of this country. As a nation, we would be at least marginally equipped to handle any event, no matter how heinous. But to hope for every citizen in this day and age to take such measures is a pipe dream. My only goal now is to make sure that the people who preach the doctrine of freedom, the people of the liberty movement, are actually ready to turn their words into action.

–Brandon Smith

Personal Liberty

Brandon Smith

is the founder of the Alternative Market Project, an organization designed to help you find like-minded activists and preppers in your local area so that you can network and construct communities for barter and mutual aid. Join Alt-Market.com today and learn what it means to step away from the unstable mainstream system and build something better. You can contact Brandon Smith at: brandon@alt-market.com

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  • L J Wright

    Very sound advice. The wise will take heed and the rest will suffer greatly.

    • FreedomFighter

      Russian soldiers will be put on U.S. soil to provide security http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kK6nLz79ylA
      This is an illegal and impeachable offence.
      Laus DeoSemper FI

      • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

        I do not believe.
        I did some research in Russian press and blogs and no one mentioned about.
        And the personal relation between Putin and the Kenyan Fraud is very cold, I would say inimical.

        This week Russia will Participate in China’s Largest-Ever Joint Naval Drills

        Later you can check this Web:
        http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/index.php

        • FreedomFighter

          Mr Savage usually gets it right- we will find out soon enough.

          Laus Deo
          Semper FI

          • KG

            And Mr. Savage lives in San Francisco. Did you know that?

          • FreedomFighter

            Still a fool I see.

            Laus Deo
            Semper FI

  • checkingout

    Brandon, you have already been labelled and will continue to be labelled as a doomsday prophet and those who think of you that way will be enlightened. Your very astute observations fall mainly on deaf ears as ‘ ignorance is bliss’. However, the idea of hoarding supplies and weapons etc. in order to survive is somewhat questionable since it only serves to delay the inevitable and not prevent it. It helps to give hope where there is none. The point is – can a few that survive repair the damage or will they too turn on one another and start the new version of “Total Destruction” as enacted by homo saps in the past? Can human nature be altered in some way to rectify it’s serious shortcomings?Those who are neither worried nor concerned about the future must be asleep or on drugs or just plain ignorant. They are free to carry on dreaming even if the dream is fast becoming a nightmare. The clock ticks and time is fast running out for all of us, rich and poor, famous and infamous, worthy and worthless. We are all in this hole together and when the proverbial (….) hits the fan, there is no class distinction.

    • Timothy Sullivan

      Sir, if you feel that Brandon’s observations are very astute then I would suggest that those blissfully ignorant ones need to be awakened. Also, if something is inevitable..that would mean that it is going to happen.Being prepared for a coming collapse cannot be construed to mean constructing some artifice to prevent the collapse, just to be able to survive the fallout of same. Unfortunately I do not believe that human nature can be altered; some will continue to remain somnolent, some will prepare, some will be warlike and brutal, and some will be loving and full of good will. What the much maligned prepper is doing is taking an intelligent (not fearful) look at a very possible and horrific future and making decisions to ensure their survival. And BTW while there may be no class distinction, when the SHTF there most assuredly will be a distinction between those who have listened,learned and prepared and those who have not! We are not all going to be in this hole TOGETHER!! You can’t repair the damage if you haven’t SURVIVED the damage!

  • Anonymous

    Brandon, I’m curious why you stated to save “salt, but NOT sea salt”. Is there something wrong with sea salt?
    What type of salt should we store, Iodized, plain, canning, etc?

    • Bill

      Himalayan Pink salt is the most healthiest for you

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Where are you going to get the Himalayan salt when the infrastructure collapses and there is no shipping or trucking deliveries? Salt is salt when your survival is at stake or for canning or for preserving meat.

        • Karolyn

          Duh, well these instructions DO refer to PREPARATION, not purchasing during a disaster.

          • Nadzieja Batki

            Bill was asking a silly question when the article was clearly talking about preparedness, so he is not unlike you jumping in without reading.

    • Nadzieja batki

      For God’s sake, think for yourself and make a choice for whatever salt takes your fancy. You are going to be consuming very little salt except as a preservative for meats and canning (and possibly doing little of that in a dire situations because you will need to conserve fuel material).

    • JeffH

      I believe it’s the benefits of iodized salt because Iodine is required in small amounts for normal growth and development. The primary function of iodine is the synthesis of the thyroid hormone.

      • ChristyK

        You can buy iodized sea salt if you want sea salt and want to make sure you have enough iodine. Otherwise you can make sure you have a good multivitamin that should have enough iodine in it to keep you healthy unless you have thyroid problems.

  • ema

    What’s wrong with sea salt and cotton?

    • independent thinker

      The only reason I can think of is cotton by itself is not good winter wear in colder climates. However, heavy cotton clothes make the best outer layer in my opinion the possible exception being when you need a waterproof outer layer.

  • KG

    For a while, back in 2005, I saw the economic ‘writing on the wall’ when I saw ads in banks for stock brokerage services. I immediately thought of the Great Depression and, specifically, the ‘roaring’ 20’s when you could buy $10,000.00 of stock with nothing more than a promise to pay it. Flash forward to 2008, and we discovered all the speculation that ‘good christian business’ people were doing. Almost 80 years of economic activity monitored by government creating the most prosperous society on the planet. We know what works. Because, who is the government? WE ARE – whether you like it or not. In 1999, when the world was more concerned about where Bill put his cigar, three Republicans got together and started this economic debacle -the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act. They figured that ‘good christian business’ people DID NOT need to be ‘regulated’. That ‘free markets’ were best for America.

    Put the blame on those responsible – the ‘right wing conservative closet nazis’.

    Stop this foolish ‘survivalist’ mentality, for all it’s doing is dividing America into those who have and those who do not. And the ones that have are determined to ‘shew themselves worthy’ by stockpiling guns and ammunition.

    Think about this scenario that you WILL have under these circumstances:

    You are in your bunker. There’s a horde of hungry people at the end of your driveway. You take out your rifle and start shooting. After a few days, there’s a pile of bodies in front of you bunker. However, you have run out of bullets. Some intelligent fellow will discover no more gunfire from your bunker. The entire group slowly moves forward eventually reaching you and your family and your food supply. You just killed about 100+ of their buddies, so what do you think they will do to you? It would be a wet dream for Dr, Mengele.

    No – I would rather live in our society even with all of it’s faults rather than some post-apocalyptic distopia.

    • maddie

      I was raised to be independent. Grow food, hunt, fish, preserve. I do not plan to ever depend on the government to take care of me like so many of the sleepers do now. I live simply and try to stay under the radar of the “horde”. Everyone should be responsible for themselves instead of whining about their “you have and I don’t” and “you owe me” mentality. And I don’t want to live in a society that is going to hell as quick as it possibly can – no morals, no goals, no beliefs except what the “I, I, I, me, me, me” dictates.
      The only thing Brandon forgot for his list was toilet paper.

      • independent thinker

        KG, mark, and some others who come on here to post their drivel think nothing bad can ever occur where they live. From all my reading i have learned there is not a single place in the US that is immune to a 5.0 or greater earthquake or an EF3 or greater tornado. Then you have the possibility of a 100 or 200 year blizzard or flood occuring. Having said that I do not subscribe to the theory that the “economy is going to collapse any second” but I do recognize the fact that it could collapse and so I have made certain preperations to help me survive any of the possibilities.

      • Timothy Sullivan

        I suppose you could use some of that money that the Fed prints out like crazy. I hear that there’s lots of it in circulation! LOL!

    • Bill

      That is why we need to lift the ban on trading with Cuba, so I can get some more of those good Cuban cigars

    • Don 2

      After the first body KG, you’ll be hightailing it like a dirty dog with your tail between your legs.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      KGB says — “Almost 80 years of economic activity monitored by government creating the most prosperous society on the planet”.
      Government had nothing to do with our prosperity. Just as some people survive with the loss of limbs, we have prospered in spite of Big Government. Without that Big Government, we would have been much more prosperous. Think about it — almost half of our GDP is spent by non-producers. And many of those non-producers are negatively productive. That is, they are interfering with other peoples’ productivity. So we are paying a large number of people (Government) to interfere with other peoples’ productivity. How insane is that?
      Government is nothing more than the largest Gang in the land who have propagandized the citizens to believe that Government is “here to help”. They are indeed here to help — themselves that is.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      KGB says — “Because, who is the government? WE ARE”.
      Oh? Can any of you decide what to do with your own time and money? If you don’t like what they are doing with your time and money, what can you do about it? Vote? Then at any point in time, half of you are unhappy with the way Government is. One size does not fit all — NOT even close.
      The only way that we as people will ever achieve anything close to happiness is if we make our own choices with our own money and labor — Freedom!
      Ignore KGB. For some reason, he distrusts Bankers and other Crony Capitalists, but trusts Leaders. How naive.
      http://www.whale.to/b/callahan1.html

      • KG

        My size is ‘American’. And, BTW, you can do anything with your time and money. Nobody is stopping anybody from doing what they want – unless what you want to do is infringing on MY freedom, my safety, my ‘domestic tranquility.’

        Maybe you want the ‘freedom’ to own slaves? To sell raw milk? To sell chocolate ice cream made from paint? To dump toxic chemicals into streams and rivers? Tell me, exactly, what ‘freedoms’ are you referring to?
        Do I trust leaders? If they are Democrat, I trust them to do what’s in the best interest of common workers. However, I ‘trust’ republicans to take away as many rights as they can.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          That’s another load, KGB. We are far away from being able to do anything we want. Every step of our lives we must jump through one Government hoop or another. And those hoops have nothing to do with us infringing on YOUR Freedom. Funny, an enslaving Socialist giving us guff about us infringing on his Freedom.

          It’s not about Democrats or Republicans, KGB. It’s about Big Government growing like a cancer. Both parties are malignant, they just have different characteristics of malignancy.

          KGB says — “Maybe you want the ‘freedom’ to own slaves?”.
          No, KGB, I don’t want to be like you.

          KGB says — “Maybe you want the ‘freedom’ to sell raw milk?
          If somebody wants to purchase and drink raw milk, KGB, it is none of your damn business.

          KGB says — “Maybe you want the ‘freedom’ to sell chocolate ice cream made from paint? To dump toxic chemicals into streams and rivers?”.
          No KGB, you are being ridiculous now. Both of those are trespassing on other peoples’ bodies and property which is Force, and both would be one of the few places for legitimate Government involvement.

          KGB says — “Tell me, exactly, what ‘freedoms’ are you referring to?”.
          People have a natural right to control their own bodies and property free of meddling pests like you, KGB.
          If you spent more time taking care of yourself, instead of trying to ride on the unwilling shoulders of others, you wouldn’t have the time to mind other peoples’ business.

          • KG

            quote:

            KGB says — “Maybe you want the ‘freedom’ to sell chocolate ice cream made from paint? To dump toxic chemicals into streams and rivers?”.
            No KGB, you are being ridiculous now.

            Am I being ridiculous? Corporations are considered “people” and they want the ‘right’ to do that.

            Do people have the right to work in unsafe conditions for below minimum wage if they want to?

            According to the SCOTUS, the Fifth Amendment says no. In West Coast Hotel vs Parrish (1937)</I.
            "…liberty…requires the protection of law against the evils which menace the health, safety, morals, and welfare of the people…regulation which is reasonable…and is adopted in the interests of the community IS due process."

            What you call "meddling" is nothing more that acknowledging that we ARE "…our brothers keeper."

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      KGB says — “They figured that ‘good christian business’ people DID NOT need to be ‘regulated'”.

      Regulations are nothing more than ways to run interference for their favored Crony Capitalists to stifle their competitors. In Free Markets, we could decide for ourselves who to “regulate” by not buying their products or services. We don’t need to spend 40% of our income to hire incompetent bureaucrats to do that for us.

      http://www.scribd.com/doc/144210931/Wayne-Crews-Ten-Thousand-Commandments-An-Annual-Snapshot-of-the-Federal-Regulatory-State-2013

      • KG

        Ok, then. How many people are you willing to let die from food poisoning before we figure out where it’s coming from? Of course, you would never get sick from tainted food. Because you are ‘special’.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          That’s a load of Propaganda, KGB. To think that disinterested bureaucrats, who have secure jobs, would be more conscious of public safety than the companies who would be forced to close their doors when people quit patronizing them, is just plain naive.
          Government regulations are about feathering the Leaders’ nests and those of their campaign-contributing Crony Capitalists.

          • KG

            I don’t know where you live, but, back in 1989, there was an e-coli breakout at a burger joint named for a certain clown in a Box. I remember there were a few people who were dieing in hospitals and they couldn’t figure out why. It was Public Safety workers from the county of Los Angeles who finally connected the dots and saved these people from a certain death. Mr. Clown went on a massive public relations campaign and barely saved the poor business people. As a result, the city of Los Angeles revamped it’s restaurant inspection system and does a rating system. If you go to a restaurant, you usually look for the ‘A’s and you generally avoid the ‘C’s. However, without that grading system, who would know where you could eat knowing the establishment passed certain criteria? I guess you could use your nose.

            I think that was a good example of where Government really works for people. where “…disinterested bureaucrats who have secure jobs…” actually do a positive service. What’s funny, is when the economy get’s bad, everyone wants to be a Government bureaucrat who have a secure job.

          • Timothy Sullivan

            You are apparently unaware of “pre-announced” health inspections where the establishment has a heads up BEFORE the inspection, which then of course it passes! Sort of like a teacher telling their students which particular questions they will ask on a test and then crowing about how smart their students are when they get high grades.

  • Roger

    My advice to Brandon is SEA SALT is MUCH better and also put SPLIT GREEN PEAS in the list of “Four” to make “Five”. People of India have been survving on DAHL PUREE which is mashed split peas mixed into Wheat flour to make a high protein “bread” ( roti).It is also very tasty. People in “DEVELOPING” countries such as in India or African countries, know very well how to survive on bare minimum.We might take some advice from them, for they have been doing it for hundreds of years.

  • GUMP

    To all; Roy hit the nail right on the head when he wrote; ” the collapse that is being engineered by the administration.” I am starting to see a pinhole of light coming thru. Someone,(Roy) finally said it.
    Brandon’s words should be read and his advise considered heavily. If we cant/don’t get the word out and help convince folks to understand that, THIS IS NOT A DOOMS DAY PANIC. This is factual and will happen. It’s all part of the administrations PLAN and they are initiating it each day that goes by. We must all get involved. Get your heads out of the sand folks, or they will accomplish their goal. Treat this as an emergency. It is! I am not calling Obama a Hitler as such, but look into that era’s history. Hitler and his helpers arranged for things to get so bad that folks got so desperate they accepted his socialism over what they had. Once in power……well…….you know the rest. Just take the time to look into it if you don’t already know the story. We must get ready and get he and the rest of his like thinkers out of office. Today would not be soon enough. I can say with all the things I believe in, That after GOD our LIBERTY should be our highest priority.

  • mark

    The “coming collapse,” Mr. Smith? You guys have been selling this scam since the 1950s bomb shelters. It just never happens. Like the End of the World cults that sucker thousands into handing over their life’s earnings to a bunch of hucksters and con men. You survivalists are like these television evangelists robbing money from the old, the lonely, and the sick. You should be ashamed of yourself but I am sure you are not. You’re just making a very good living off of people’s irrational fears and delusions. But I’m sure you sleep like a baby every night secure in your earnings as you sell this nonsense to America’s fraidy cats and pants wetters. Well, you’ve certainly got job security as these folks are always with us, like the religious cults, like the hate groups, like the End of the Worlders. Dream on, good people. Or should I say: nightmare on.

    • hungry4food

      Egypt is about to implode and that will start the destabilization and End to the Petrol Dollar advantage , and usher in not just hyper pricing on USA Fuels but a Obama nationalization of the energy market .

      They , Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood , need cover for this International cover-up

      ” Benghazi
      ” , is this why Obama & Co. want this to go away ?

      http://shoebat.com/2013/06/30/benghazi-turning-a-blind-eye-for-the-blind-sheikh/

    • FreedomFighter

      Mark, many people have denied the possible happening of a disaster, like those in the Gulf Region who were hit with a great storm and were not prepared, like those in New Jersey hit with Sandy and within 24 to 36 hours were fighting and killing each other for resources, fires in the west displacing thousands. Even if you don’t believe something will happen, it will not stop it from happening, and only an idiot does not prepare.

      We in America have lived blessed lives compared to most of the rest of the world, dependable government, food, water, shelter, electricity, that can end in an instant thru man made or natural disaster, maybe you can save your own self and those you love from the expected, unexpected.

      BTW the economic collapse was quoted as a “mathematical certainty” and its just a matter of when they who can, kill the life support. Oh and I’m not selling anything

      Laus DeoSemper FI

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Do you look both ways before crossing a street, mark? Have you ever been hit not doing so? Does that make you a “fraidy cat” (what a child).
      What is your stake in trying to keep people from being prepared? If they are prepared and nothing happens, how much have they lost? If they aren’t prepared and something does happen, how much have they lost?
      You call people who might prepare for undesirable events “fraidy cats and pants wetters”, yet you and your kind whine daily about the need for other peoples’ money and property, gun control, and the myriad other irrational fears you have.

      You’re whining right now, mark.
      We all know you think you’re the elite and therefore know what’s best for everybody else. Yet, for some odd reason, you can’t survive without Forcing your way on other people and stealing other peoples’ money to spend on your personal desires. Why is that, mark? Why can’t you and your kind survive together without being parasites on other peoples’ productivity?

      • Alan

        Beautifully stated DaveH.

        • TheOriginalDaveH

          Thank you.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        It may be that mark is superstitious and if we talk about disasters and disaster preparedness we may jinx the world and those bad things that are predicted will happen. It may be that mark has a ready supply of medals and amulets and rabbit feet to protect him from bad things.

    • Alan

      Scoff if you will Mark but there will come a time when you’ll need to have prepared only to find yourself virtually helpless. As for labeling us “fraidy cats and pants wetters”, well I seriously doubt you have a courageous bone in your own body. You’re all talk and fluff. Now have a nice day sir.

    • KG

      I’m with you, Bro! I got tired of waiting for the end of the world, and decided to enjoy myself. However, some people here might think I’ll burn in hell for actually enjoying our splendid Democratic Republic.

      Preacher man, don’t tell me,
      Heaven is under the earth.
      I know you don’t know
      What life is really worth.
      It’s not all that glitters is gold;
      ‘Alf the story has never been told:
      So now you see the light, eh!
      Stand up for your rights. come on!

      Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!
      -Bob Marley, teacher, prophet, singer

    • Timothy Sullivan

      Don’t come knocking on the door of the ark then!

  • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

    Educational Video: USA Constitution thru history
    Can the American People change Washington D.C.?
    The lying Government Act of 1871 exposed.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fpmg_oDUVM

  • NC

    Brandon, after reading the works of you and Mr. Livingston I have decided to become an Ultra Conservative and it appears that there are 5 major things I must do to be one>
    1. Buy up pre 1964 silver coins, put them in a sock and place the sock under the mattress and hope for the best!
    2. Dig a hole in the desert and bury a case of beans.
    3.Teach my kids to shoot at their neighbors.
    4.When I feel sick eat a hand full of grass. (no prescribed medicines)
    5.Fear everything and hate those who make the rules.
    Have I left out anything?? I can’t wait for the replies from the faithful on that question!!!!

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      NC says — “Have I left out anything??”.
      Yeah. Grow a brain to replace the severely atrophied one that now takes up space in your cranium.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      NC says — “Teach my kids to shoot at their neighbors”.
      Why teach your kids to do that, when you can steal other peoples’ money to pay for your Government officials to do the dirty work for you, and meanwhile pretend that you’re something better than a thief and a person who hires contract killers?

    • Karolyn

      NC – Don’t knock staying away from pharmaceuticals.

    • JeffH
    • flashy

      NC…you should add buy Wayne Allen Root’s books, gold, and don’t forget the Bible …

  • JRR

    I would add one more thing – remember who caused this collapse – liberals/communists (and other anti-Americans, such as many Muslims, and many illegal aliens) and DO NOT OFFER ANY HELP TO THEM!!! If you are in a position to help anyone, help those who are not going to eventually put the country right back where we are now!

    Christians, you are NOT called to aid enemies, if it means that non-enemies will suffer and possibly die.

  • Guest

    a few quotes come to mind. i hold Mr. smiths’ story in full consideration.

    “better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it”.

    “chance favors the prepared”.

    “prepare for the worst, and hope for the best”.

    there is more, but i won’t bore you all with the old man cliches.
    I myself, am trying to get supplies for at least a disaster.

  • JeffH
  • WTS/JAY

    CLAIM: OBAMA HID ‘GAY LIFE’ TO BECOME PRESIDENT

    Chicago homosexual community shocked he could keep it secretPublished:

    A prominent member of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House.

    “It was preposterous to the people I knew then to think Obama was going to keep his gay life secret,” said Kevin DuJan, who was a gossip columnist in Chicago for various blogs when Obama was living in the city as a community organizer and later a state senator.

    “Nobody who knew Obama in the gay bar scene thought he could possibly be president,” said DuJan.

    DuJan, founder and editor of the Hillary Clinton-supporting website HillBuzz.org, told WND he has first-hand information from two different sources that “Obama was personally involved in the gay bar scene.”

    “If you just hang out at these bars, the older guys who have been frequenting these gay bars for 25 years will tell you these stories,” DuJan said. “Obama used to go to the gay bars during the week, most often on Wednesday, and they said he was very much into older white guys.”

    Obama, DuJan said, is “not heterosexual and he’s not bisexual. He’s homosexual.”

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/claim-obama-hid-gay-life-to-become-president/#D9uv0VhZutTklhtM.99

    • JeffH

      Obama Man’s Country down low connections, Gay bath house, Obama Emmanuel Man’s Country members, Wayne Madsen report, Chicago gay community, Pick up basketball games, Donald Young TUCC gay choir master murder, Larry Sinclair…
      http://citizenwells.com/2010/05/30/obama-mans-country-down-low-connections-gay-bath-house-obama-emmanuel-mans-country-members-wayne-madsen-report-chicago-gay-community-pick-up-basketball-games-donald-young-tucc-gay-choir-mast/

      The pieces of the puzzle picture that reveal Obama’s long time down low activity and drug use are falling in to place.

      On May 23, 2010 we reported.

      “The Larry Sinclair allegation of a drug and sex encounter with Obama in November 1998.

      Donald Young, the gay choir director at TUCC, who was murdered.

      The National Enquirer article from March 17, 2008 that questioned Obama’s sexuality.

      Evidence from the Rezko trial of Stuart Levine, an Obama associate, giving ongoing drug parties for his male friends.

      Actor Kal Penn, purportedly bisexual, being rumored as one of Obama’s boy toys.

      Reports of Obama and Rahm Emmanuel frequenting Man’s Country in Andersonville, a bath house.”

      “President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bath house in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city

  • WTS/JAY

    Is America in a Pre-Revolutionary State This July 4th?

    As we approach July 4, 2013, is America in a pre-revolutionary state? Are we headed for a Tahrir Square of our own with the attendant mammoth social turmoil, possibly even violence.

    Could it happen here?

    We are two-thirds of the way into the most INCOMPETENT-PRESIDENCY in our history. People everywhere are fed up. Even many of the so-called liberals who propelled Barack Obama into office have stopped defending him in the face of an unprecedented number of scandals coming at us one after the other like hideous monsters in some non-stop computer game.

    And now looming is the monster of monsters, ObamaCare, the healthcare reform almost no one wanted and fewer understood.

    It will be administered by the Internal Revenue Service, an organization that has been revealed to be a kind of post-modern American Gestapo, asking not just to examine our accounting books but the books we read. What could be more totalitarian than that?

    Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/07/02/america-pre-revolutionary-state-july-4th#ixzz2XuZb0ift

  • WTS/JAY

    Obama Appointee Claims Sharia Law Is Superior to American Law – Claims Founding Fathers Were Inspired By The Quran…

    Obama has announced the appointment of Azizah al-Hibri to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Al-Hibri (full name, Azizah Yahia Muhammad Toufiq al-Hibri) is a Muslim professor and the granddaughter of a Sheikh, who claims that the Koran inspired Thomas Jefferson and the Founders and that the Saudi criminal justice system is more moral than the American one because it accepts blood money from murderers.

    http://teapartyorg.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=4301673%3ATopic%3A1648864&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic

    • Timothy Sullivan

      Muslim…religious freedom??? Sorry, but that is a non sequitur if I ever heard one!

  • WTS/JAY

    Obama Birth Certificate Discovery: Barack Ineligible…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEPgpO7GVTI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

      Jeffry already voted thumb down.

    • TIME

      Dear WTS,

      And as noted that’s just the tip of the ice burg.

      Peace and Love

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Once you come to the realization that Government is just a very large gang, everything they do makes sense.

  • WTS/JAY

    Obama supporters may be the most uninformed and uneducated of all Americans…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPl64wAXA5U

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Exactly. The snakes in office thrive on peoples’ ignorance.

  • ChristyK

    Another good approach is copy canning. When you go shopping and buy a can of something, buy 2 instead. It doesn’t add much cost and gives you what you are used to eating. Another advantage to canned food is it can be eaten without requiring extra water, which may be in short supply, and can be eaten cold if necessary (no cooking required). Most Americans would go crazy if stuck eating

  • Ableton

    Well, so far 3 week supply that is going to be consumed fairly soon, A 64 lb bow that I can barely pull back confidently and 13 arrows with practice tips.
    40 gallons of 5 gallon bottled water and 2 hungry German shepherds. I live from check to check but I am working on it. I have a history of a misdemeanor

    DV so I am barred from owning a firearm and crossbows are classed as a firearm in my state. I’m just screwed I guess.

    • TheOriginalDaveH

      Nothing in the Constitution says that we don’t have a right to bear arms if we committed a crime. Politicians are always looking for ways to disarm the citizens.

    • Paul Dragotto

      I’ll end up dead! I’m disabled, on soc.sec.DI and section 8 housing. I live in a tiny apartment with no storage. I have enough savings to affotd 30 days of food, and a water purifcation system, a nice home defense Rifle.If all the Gas and electricity go I cannot cook food. All I have is a mini camp stove and a few bottles of propane. I’m in California. If you have felony its illegal to own afirearm. Misdemeanors don’t go against your right to own a gun. Thats a federal law not a state law.ABLTON!

  • dave

    Excellent ! It could make all the difference