The Strike

Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone. – Page 3

An anthem for our day: Disturbed covers The Sound Of Silence

I enjoy a lot of diverse types of music. Until today, Disturbed wasn’t included in my list of “likes”. Sure, they have some catchy tunes and big beats, but I don’t like profanity and swearing. Then I heard something amazing from Disturbed‘s frontman, David Draiman, a cover of a song I’ve enjoyed for many, many years…. Read more »

Speaker of the House Boehner Resigns

The “coincidences” just keep piling up. Today, September 25th, 2015, John A. Boehner announced that he will resign one of the most powerful positions in the world – Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Background In these United States, national government is divided into three branches: The Executive Branch: the President of the United States… Read more »

Wake me up when September ends

Some years ago a song by Green Day was popular – “Wake me up when September ends”. It was a somber song. Summer has come and passed The innocent can never last Wake me up when September ends Like my father’s come to pass Seven years has gone so fast Wake me up when September… Read more »

The end of the world and the significance of 266

Today is the 266th day of the calendar year. It’s the day Pope – the 266th Pope – meets with the President of the United States of America. Is that a coincidence? Or is there something more going on? Pope Francis Pope Francis is the current Pope of the Catholic Church, ex officio Bishop of… Read more »

Chocolate bar versus silver bar: Which one would you pick? (video)

Everyone loves chocolate, right? But if you had your choice between a chocolate bar and a silver bar, which would you pick? That’s exactly the question put in front of a bunch of random people in front of a coin shop. “You’re a winner today! We’re offering a free Hershey bar, right out of the… Read more »

The China Stock Market crash might be a lot worse than originally thought

After the China stock market crash, the situation might be a lot worse that it initially looked – which was already pretty bad. If things continue on the path they’ve been taking, China will show its third consecutive quarter of negative GDP growth. Some are downplaying these figures, but once adjusting for inflation the picture… Read more »

The Great China Meltdown

Yesterday we told you about a some troublesome events over the past several days. Today further details about one of those events is starting to surface – and it’s not looking good! While we’re all looking at the collapse of the economy in Greece and people banning the Confederate flag, the stock market in China… Read more »

It might be too late to start prepping

Remember the story of the grasshopper and the ant? No, not the movie, the children’s story that teaches to prepare for Winter unless you end up freezing in the cold, with no food or fuel to survive. Many “preppers” have been advocating doing this for quite some time, with the mainstream dismissing their calls to… Read more »

We’ve got bees!

GREAT NEWS! Though it was too late to get pictures, my boys and I were able to pick up two starter hives, truck them ~80 miles North, and install them last night! We didn’t look for queens, we just checker-boarded some empty foundation frames in, added a deep super, and refilled their feeders. One of… Read more »

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    Silver Lessons: Money Left of the Table is a Lie

    I want to share a story about silver that has evolved over the last couple of days. I own a little silver. Not a lot, but more than the “average Joe”. My wife knows this and takes a passing interest in how our investment is performing. Lately it hasn’t been doing so well. She was… Read more »

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    Here’s how to comfortably carry an extra magazine for your sidearm

    I carry a sidearm for defense of self and family whenever possible. That comes with a big responsibility — one that’s beyond the scope of this article. One of the most common points of failure in modern firearms is — believe it or not — the magazine. To address that concern I carry a spare…. Read more »

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    Are Raised Bed Gardens Suitable for Berries?

    The most difficult part of gardening, according to some experts, has to do with your soil. “Natural” soil, the kind found around your house, isn’t very natural at all. Before homes are built, contractors usually come in and scrape off all the tops soil — it’s just going to get wrecked when all the heavy machinery comes… Read more »

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    Does Your Compost Look Like Road Apples and Elephant Droppings?

    Anyone who’s used a tumbling composter will eventually run into “road apples” or “elephant droppings”. No, I’m not talking about stuff that you put into your composter, I’m talking about when you open your rotating composter and instead of finding nice, rich, black compost, you find “road apples”. Road apples?! For those of you “city… Read more »

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    Posted on April 10, 2013 by
  • How to make a Solar-Powered “Sun in a Jar” LED lantern for under $5

    One of the important items to include in any Prepping Plan™ is light. Light can help extend the hours that we can work by letting us see before and after the sun goes down. Light can help us work on things in otherwise dark places (sheds, basements, etc.). Light can help us see things more… Read more »

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    Posted on September 17, 2012 by
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    Raised Bed Gardening: Fall Tips

    Now that the heat of summer is drawing to a close, cooler weather is on its way. Your summer plants have hopefully given you quite a bit of food, and your beds are starting to die back. Before you clean up your beds and throw your garden waste into your composter, you’ll want to harvest… Read more »

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    Posted on September 1, 2012 by
  • Emergency and Disaster Relief Tactics

    Kris Ackerman, Emergency and Disaster Relief Supervisor for HAFB, will be teaching a class in which he will cover tactics to assist our families and neighbors during times of disaster or wide-spread emergency. Please bring a snack. When: Saturday, August 11th, 2012 Noon Where: Syracuse, Utah RSVP for address and directions RSVP: Please RSVP to… Read more »

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    Posted on July 23, 2012 by
  • How to Use Compost Tea

    What is “compost tea”? There are a few different definitions of compost “tea”. Essentially, “compost tea” is liquid compost. Some people make compost tea by filling a bag (burlap, etc.) with compost, and soaking it it water (just like you’d steep a tea bag in hot water). “Tea” made in this fashion usually isn’t diluted…. Read more »

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    Posted on July 6, 2012 by
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  • Don’t take “independence” out of Independence Day!

    Independence Day, unfortunately referred to by most as commonly known as the “Fourth of July”, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, where we declared our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and the tyrannical control of King George. Interestingly, during the American… Read more »

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    Posted on July 4, 2012 by