"“What rifle do you use?” is one of the most frequently asked questions I get via email or on FB. One of the reasons is probably due to the pics people see from different classes I’ve taught (I regularly carry my M1A SOCOM, an AKMS, or an M4). Then comes the inevitable, “If you could only pick one, what would it be?” My answer is usually prefaced with “It depends on what your scenario/situation is, and it depends on YOU.” My choice for a Survival/Combat rifle is the M14/M1A system, and the .308WIN/7.62Nato chambering (yes, it was also available in 7MM08 and .243WIN)."
"Oil pipeline company officials said Wednesday that as many as 105,000 gallons of crude oil may have spilled from a ruptured pipeline on the California coast. The 24-inch pipeline ruptured along the Santa Barbara coast, leaking the oil near Refugio State Beach, a protected state park, just before Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer tourist season. Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline based the estimate -- what it called a worst-case scenario -- on the typical flow rate of oil and the elevation of the pipeline, said Rick McMichael, the company's director of pipeline operations. The pipeline is still underground, so it will take a few days to determine how much crude oil was actually spilled."
"This is what it's like to have real utility regulation. Duke Energy wanted to raise rates in Indiana in order to install $1.9 billion worth of “smart” meters and related paraphernalia. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission denied Duke Energy saying:"
"In his commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, on May 20, President Obama elaborated on “the challenge I want to focus on today — one where our Coast Guardsmen are already on the front lines, and that, perhaps more than any other, will shape your entire careers — and that’s the urgent need to combat and adapt to climate change.”
(Sgt Trainer: Trolling for support, apparently.)
"There are many times, during emergencies, power outages, flu pandemics, or even during civil unrest that eating out becomes unwise if not dangerous. Yet, many American families have stocked kitchens, and live a life that requires that they eat out multiple times each week. This post is one of a several pronged attempt to examine this practice and gradually make some changes which allow eating at home as a safer, less expensive, and potentially a more pleasant experience."
"DE is the fossilized remains of diatoms (phytoplankton) that has accumulated over thousands of years at the bottom of bodies of water. It’s a soft, white powder that bears a strong resemblance to flour. At some point, people started using DE for all kinds of reasons: as an anti-caking agent, deodorizer, homemade cleaner, health supplement, and a natural pesticide."
"Just about every disaster scenario we think about will involve being without electricity in some capacity or another. We are constantly thinking about food, water and shelter, but what would we do if the lights went out for an extended period of time? These grid down energy solutions can be useful today as well as in a SHTF situation."
"These are farmers. Real, tough, well armed resilient people, dealing with the harsh reality of a level of crime and violence surrounding them that you simply cannot understand. Try not to think “oh, but not here, not me!”. This is exactly how America would be like if the government either looses control of the country or it simply allow it to become a land without law. The famous WROL (without rule of law). This is what WROL looks like, or even worse yet WFROL."
"We all have batteries for many different kinds of uses. It’s really helpful to know if a battery is still good, or bad. Without a doubt the best way to tell if a battery is good or bad is with a meter. Not everyone has a meter, or it may not be available when you need it. Your going to learn how to perform a very simple test that will let you know if the battery is good, or bad. Watch the video now and learn how to test those alkaline batteries without a meter."
"What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about fleeing a natural disaster? The answer should be, panic. Just imagine you turn on the news to see a wildfire barrelling down on your locale. It could be a tornado, floods, hordes of the undead. Even if it is a slow moving hurricane that you have been tracking for a week, would you be able to pack up and go quickly? No one wants to think of leaving their home to the whims or fate of nature’s wrath. Certain things can be replaced easily, appliances, furniture, vehicles. It’s the irreplaceable things that need to be considered. Family photo’s, paperwork, family heirlooms, all of these will be the things your cry over if Mother Nature asserts herself."
"Sun drying is one of mankind’s oldest and most reliable ways to preserve food. Archeological sites in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia show this method of food preservation has been used since 4,000 B.C. Sun drying is actually pretty simple; it relies on the sun and airflow – that’s pretty much it. While newer methods like electronic dehydrators speed up the process, sun drying is a slow gentle process that can really bring out the flavor of your food. It’s also a reliable method of preserving food during an emergency."
"Have you ever heard anyone utter some variation of one of these comments? “I’m going to start prepping as soon as I can move.” “I can’t prepare because I live in a tiny apartment.” “Well, once we are able to get moved to our farm in two years I’ll start prepping hardcore.” “I’m saving the money for moving instead of using it for preps.” “There’s no point in prepping here because if the SHTF I’ll be dead.” Maybe you didn’t overhear someone else saying it. Maybe you said it yourself. One of the most common excuses that people use for prepper procrastination is the unsuitability of where they currently live. This is the kind of thinking that will get people killed."
"Are you being watched by the Federal Bureau of Investigation because of your concerns about an overbearing government? The answer should be obvious given the nature of America’s budding surveillance state and a new video shows just how far law enforcement officials are willing to go to protect the Homeland from anyone who engages in the dissemination of ideas that are counter to the official narrative. As you’ll see in the footage below, if you show concern or are outspoken about the upcoming Jade Helm 15 military exercises, then you may be getting a personal home visit from the FBI."
"US special operations forces are using forward-deployed rapid DNA scanners on a limited basis to confirm targets. Troops have used DNA from improvised bomb components to capture “some very bad people,” according to an official with US Special Operations Command (SOCOM). SOCOM is evaluating the devices for wider fielding. If successful, they have the potential to cut the time used to process DNA evidence from weeks to 90 minutes and replace fingerprint analysis downrange, according to Michael Fitz, SOCOM’s program manager for sensitive site exploitation. “It’s a groundbreaking, game-breaking technology,” Fitz said at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference on Wednesday. “In the past, a guy would have to put [a DNA sample] in an envelope and send it back to the states and wait a few weeks to find out who he had. By then he’s had 12 other missions and forgotten who that guy was.” During SOCOM’s evaluation of the equipment, DNA found on components of an improvised explosive device led to captures. The devices, which are expensive to use, are being saved for “the juicy missions,” Fitz said."
"Hypertension is dangerous if uncontrolled, increasing your risk for heart attack and stroke. But using drugs to lower your blood pressure may shorten your lifespan instead of extending it, according to the results of a University of Florida study. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association,1suggests that when it comes to blood pressure medication, less is more. This is another example of using drugs to “Band Aid” a health problem without addressing the underlying cause. There is a major difference between achieving a healthy blood pressure number by eating well, exercising and managing stress, versus “forcing” your body to produce that number with a drug. Drugs promised to be safe have, on many occasions, done more harm than good, yet blood pressure medications join sleeping pills and painkillers as some of the most popular drugs in America."
"Drunk driving has decreased by one-third since 2007 and three-quarters since 1973, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 2013-2014 Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers. The NHTSA used FORCIBLY collected oral fluid or blood samples from 11,100 drivers at 60 locations across the country to make the determination that drunk driving is decreasing. Click here to read more. If drunk driving is down, why is there an increase in illegal no-refusal blood draw checkpoints across the country? Why would DHS pay police departments to set up DUI checkpoints? It’s all about conditioning the public to accept illegal 4th. Amendment intrusions by DHS. The NHTSA/DHS are giving out MILLIONS in grant money, which is essentially paying police departments to set up checkpoints."
"Colleague and friend, Paul Martin, contacted me yesterday and told me that Jade Helm is becoming operational 30 days earlier. This means that Jade Helm will “officially” begin on June 15 instead of July 15. I reminded Paul that we have the pictures and the video of the Jade Helm extraction of political dissidents from March 27, 2015. However, Paul’s point is not lost on me. Something or someone is forcing Jade Helm to “officially” spring into full operation much earlier than originally planned. An hour after Paul and I hung up the phone, I received a confirmation of what Paul had just told me. By the way, if you work in the Walmart in Livingston, TX., you might want to get your resume in order. Your store will soon be taken over by the Army."
"ANP was contacted by a very concerned veteran about a report he heard on a local news station in Knoxville, TN., which specifically highlighted that "more and more Veterans were becoming criminals," where our emailer described an interview with a police officer who "stated all Veterans are on a nation wide criminal gang list."
"Crooks in Knoxville may get a bit of a surprise the next time they try to rob a Subway in West Knoxville. The store is the first in the nation to get new technology that sprays the bad guys with DNA as they run out the door. The technology has been successful in at least 30 countries for the past decade. Monday it was installed in the Knoxville Subway on Sutherland Avenue and will be the first time it’s been seen and tried in the U.S.. Quite a difference scene than a few months ago when that Subway was robbed by three men with guns in January. Now, they’re taking steps to make sure that doesn’t happen again. “If a robber comes in and robs the place, the system gets activated and on his way out he will get marked with artificial DNA,” Johan Larsen told Local 8News. He’s the senior vice president of CSI Protect. The spray can only be seen with UV light and can stay on the suspect for up to 7 weeks."
"Some might say “I don’t care if they violate my privacy; I’ve got nothing to hide.” Help them understand that they are misunderstanding the fundamental nature of human rights. Nobody needs to justify why they “need” a right: the burden of justification falls on the one seeking to infringe upon the right. But even if they did, you can’t give away the rights of others because they’re not useful to you. More simply, the majority cannot vote away the natural rights of the minority. But even if they could, help them think for a moment about what they’re saying."
"Over the past 48 hours the whole of the West coast of the United States has moved on at least a 4.0 magnitude level or greater. Currently, another mid-4.0 magnitude (4.2 M) earthquake has struck the West coast, off the shores of Oregon, near the Axial undersea volcano (which is currently erupting). This is a huge development to see, please pay close attention to the regional seismic activity over the next week (currently May 22 2015)."