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    Building the perfect prepper retreat or creating a home for your family to live in with survival in mind can seem like a daunting task. Many factors go into making such a monumental and costly decision. The location of the home, annual weather obstacles, fire preparedness, and the ability to withstand an armed… Read more »


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Our hearts go out to the victims in San Bernardino, California. This was a coordinated attack that smacks of the Islamic State…and it will get worse, much worse long before it gets any better. Coordinated being the operative word. Look friends, these people are coming after us. They believe it is their duty to actively… Read more »


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“No government of a free people can protect its citizenry from those ruled by ideology. The responsibility, theability, in basic terms, can only be realized by the people themselves.” ~ J.S. FINN 129 dead and more than 350 injured, 99 critically Friends, neighbors and fellow Americans, mark my words: This will happen here, and it will be sooner… Read more »


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I am beside myself again. Here we have yet another incident where a lone deranged lunatic has taken it upon himself to make some sort of sick statement. When is it going to stop? When are we going to band together and say enough is enough? Well, I have something to say about it now, and… Read more »


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“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” ~Aristotle Friends, Fall is coming, and along with it comes the realization that both of my children will be moving out and starting life on their own. I can’t help but wonder and worry a little bit if I have taught them well. Have I told them… Read more »


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Well, it seems that everyone is talking about it now, thanks to an article written by Kathryn Shultz and published on NewYorker.com yesterday. It’s the talk of the town, especially if your town happens to be located somewhere along the Pacific Northwest shoreline. The Really Big One is a detailed article about an area off… Read more »


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So you probably were expecting a fun article about me making a fool of myself trying to handle this AKSU-74 at a buddy’s gun store/range, but that’s where you’d be wrong. Although it was a lot of fun, the reason I brought it up is because it reminded me of something Jon Huntsman Jr. said… Read more »


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Wow, where did the time go?  It seems like just yesterday that I was bouncing my baby girl on my knee and now she is a high school graduate.  I can hardly believe we made it through it…the diapers, the ponytails, the dresses…and the BOYS.  Oh the boys.  We have been preparing for this time… Read more »