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Will You Turn Away Family, Friends And Neighbors At Your Door When America’s Day Of Disaster Arrives?

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How will you handle all of the people that will show up at your door when a major crisis strikes because they haven’t been making any preparations of their own?  Earlier today somebody asked me about this on Facebook, and I thought that it was a very good question, because thousands of my readers will be faced with this precise dilemma at some point.  When America’s day of disaster arrives, it is inevitable that most of us that are prepping will have family, friends and neighbors showing up at our door asking for help.  When that happens, what will you do?

There are some people out there that are very honest about the fact that they do not plan to share what they have stored up with anyone, and that even close family members will be greeted with a shotgun if they show up unannounced.

Personally, I could never do that.  My wife and I have always had the philosophy that we need to work extra hard to prepare because there will be people that need to depend on us when times get really hard.  And turning away those that are in desperate need would go against everything that we stand for.  After all, I am even writing a book that is all about the true meaning of love, and so it would be quite hypocritical of me to turn away those that I care about when they need me the most.

And even if I wanted to be cold-hearted, my wife would never let me get away with it.  She has such a soft heart that she literally can’t bear to even see a bug die.  We often have spiders invade our place, and when she sees one she gently captures it and sets it free outside.  I tell her that they will just breed and come back in even bigger numbers, but that doesn’t seem to matter to her.  So needless to say we are going to have to find a non-violent way to deal with our spider problem.

But I certainly understand the frustrations of those that have been trying to warn family and friends about what is coming for years and they never seem to listen.

And it is true that resources are limited.  For the vast majority of us, there is only so much money and energy that we can put into prepping, and so why should those that have refused to listen to the warnings and prepare in advance be able to benefit from all of our hard work?

Unfortunately, life is not always fair.  And we also need to realize that there is a tremendous amount of deception going on out there these days.  Some of the deceptions that are currently circulating are very strong, and it can be very easy to be sucked into them.  So we need to have compassion for those that have been led into confusion.

Look, there are literally thousands of watchmen all across this country that have never wavered from warning America about what is coming even for a moment.  That is because they are standing on the truth and not on wishful thinking that is the product of overactive imaginations.

The ingredients for the “perfect storm” that so many watchmen have been warning about for ages are starting to come together right before our eyes.  We are closer to World War III than we have been in decades, our politicians are openly admitting that our relations with Russia are at “an all-time low”, the federal government is 20 trillion dollars in debt, our nation is on the verge of being torn apart by strife and civil unrest, the financial markets are primed for a crash of epic proportions, there are mass die-offs of animals all over the globe, and natural disasters are happening with frightening regularity as the crust of our planet rattles and shakes.

But we are somehow supposed to believe that “everything is going to be wonderful” even though we continue to kill babies on an industrial scale, just about every form of sexual immorality that you can possibly imagine is exploding all around us, our “entertainment” industry is an open sewer, and we lead the world in both legal and illegal drug use.

I’ve got dozens more facts that I could quote regarding our moral decay, but I think that you get the point.

If we actually changed our behavior, I could understand why it would make sense for America to be blessed.

But we haven’t changed our behavior, and there are no signs that this is going to happen any time soon.

As humans, we have the freedom to choose, but those choices inevitably have consequences.

The same thing is true for our nation as a whole.  We have made a whole bunch of exceedingly bad choices, and those choices are going to result in some incredibly painful consequences.

So you can do whatever you want, but my wife and I are going to continue to get prepared.  America is headed for a date with disaster, and those that are suggesting otherwise are not being honest with you.

 
  • A.S.

    With all the bad stuff going around the world, there are some pretty good things happening behind the scenes. Even unlike events have happened like Trump and Brexit. It will take a lot more until things in America become really bad.

    • A_V

      EMP…

    • WillHelpRelatives

      It’s difficult to understand your comment, please consider editing it.

    • CASTIEL

      good things? What are you smoking????

      • A.S.

        Bad News sells. Good News doesn’t. Try finding stories about how someone donates thousands of dollars of groceries to a shelter. Try finding stories how terrorist plots are caught. Try finding stories how an old person dies and leaves behind in the will the whole fortune to an orphanage. These things are never published in newspapers, but you can track them down from reliable sources.

  • CASTIEL

    I would never abandon my friends or my family……but i guess it would be interesting to steal a tank and start a rampage in the streets : )

  • krebdoon12tokee

    I’ll accept anyone who looks like a monkey

    • LIZ THE SHIZ

      how evolutionary of you

  • aldownunder

    Anyone who has not prepared yet had better pull their finger out while there’s still time.
    I’ve have told all my family and close friends what to expect at some time in our lifetime,anyone who thought it was a bit over the top I suggested that they at least educate themselves a bit and then come to that conclusion.
    Anyone who has at least made an effort will always be welcome with us to some degree but the one’s that don’t prepare or are too lazy or too broke (while they guzzle their beer and eat their crap food) will be staring down the barrel of a gun once,but there will be no second chances.
    In saying that they have too find us first as we have a very well prepared and isolated property set up

  • Pig Farmer Bill

    The old story about the grasshopper and the ant. Don’t come crying to me. Get run off with a 12G. I’m done with telling people the reality of the situation. When SHTF day comes I’m bugging out to my secure location. I’ll see it coming.

    • Christina

      I am inclined to agree with you for the most part. In the past, I have told a number of people about the ideas of prepping, but they either are too lazy to do anything or don’t believe it is ever possible that a scenario would arise for which preparation would be required. I find the latter very frustrating as these people tend to willfully ignore potential problems due to fear or are fools who believe the government will swoop in to help them. Moreover, there is generally complete ignorance (not entirely their fault) of the fragility of our systems.
      However, when the time comes, if we don’t care for each other (with certain precautions taken), then who will?

      • Pig Farmer Bill

        Yes, some think that FEMA will come along in a few hours to feed them. We all saw the reality of that after Katrina. They could not even drop any bottled water for these people. Then turned the Walmart trucks full of supplies away. If you are not careful you will have a crowd and deplete your rations on others. I’ll pull in my direct family as I will need security. But the sign will read CLOSED.

        • Christina

          I would say ‘closed’, but if I had supplies that I could spare, I would give it to those in need (e.g. families with small children) in such a way that they would not know it came from me.

  • Cinderella Man

    I would never turn away family. In fact when the collapse of society occurs talking care of my people is paramount. No man is an island and nobody could survive end times scenarios without help. Who is gonna stand watch while you sleep? Does anyone honestly think they are gonna hole up with a bunch of MREs and ammo and ride the storm out? Without a squad your survival is nil. I have a sustainable property with livestock and greenhouse. I’m surrounded by wheat fields and abundant wild game. My plan along with neighbors is block the highways make them impassable. With the harsh winters it should keep most of the city dwellers at bay. But that shows you right there without a community of like minded people you are doomed. I’ve been planning and preparing for 7 years now. I get burned out on sensational articles that preach doom and the end and yet we still make it thru another year. So pardon my scepticism when I read recycled headlines year after year. Unless I see Lehman style moments happening I’ll be hard pressed to go into freak out mode.

    • loadnup

      “Unless I see Lehman style moments happening I’ll be hard pressed to go into freak out mode.” Could not have said it any plainer…. Talk about burned out, it is hard for me to even want to survive the coming hell that will unfold as I see soooo many freaks out there clamoring for whatever fad/hate group just to make a statement that has no merit in the real world… Look at Berkeley…. there is nothing of value coming out of our colleges/universities…
      Guess i’m as fed up with others as could be imagined and yet again I have to say for family the door will be open even though they ignored what used to be pretty regular warnings…..
      anyway, tired of it all but will deal with it on a day-by-day basis as it unfolds…

    • mtntrek3

      My Dad along with one of his long time neighbors have talked about teaming up with a few others in their immediate area to “patrol/control” the area where they live when the shtf. They’re some 15 miles from us. They both are armed to the hilt which is good….. but to my knowledge haven’t prepped much if any in other regards. Firearms are important, but my concern is they’re leaving out other more important things.

      • jakartaman

        There will need to be large groups of survivors (think thousands) that create a highly defendable sanctuary location that has a big water source, farmable land, a lot of solar/ wind power, workable vehicles for scavenger recon, raids on drug and hospital for medicines and medical equipment and skill sets. armories and military bases need to be raided – Don’t just think of riffles/guns/ammo
        Think tanks rpg’s, artillery – If you don’t get these other will and use them against you

        • Cinderella Man

          So right you have to be able to defend what’s yours against the Negans of the apocalypse.

        • mtntrek3

          : / . Yeah…. big brother has all the serious weaponry. They could run over us like ants if they wanted to.

          • Gay Veteran

            how well did that work in Afghanistan?

          • mtntrek3

            Limited warfare/limited objectives….. plus the terrorists sheltering in caves/traveling in tunnels/using human shields…….. .

          • Gay Veteran

            16 years and the U.S. military cannot defeat a bunch of goat herders

          • socalbeachdude

            Indeed, and neither could the Russians!

          • socalbeachdude

            The result was total failure, of course!

    • JJ

      My plan along with neighbors
      That there is your operative word…with.
      I have none of that here…only takers.

      • Cinderella Man

        That sucks man.

  • God has warned, through a certain prophet, that, if you do not share your food with those in need — then you will not only not have enough to survive…but even that which you have will be taken from you.

    ^ Ponder on this. God is capable of multiplying one’s food at any time, or even commanding the very ravens to feed an individual (i.e. Elijah).

    Jesus also said (I’m paraphrasing) that if you feed a neighbor, you’re feeding Him.

    • KMH

      This is what the Lord told me in 2005. He asked me, while I was carrying bottled water, “If this is all you had, would you share with others and trust my provision?” I responded “No Lord!” I realized my hypocrisy and repented. I have spent the next decade plus preparing by leaning HARD on Him!
      My favorite internet pastor the Lord led me to for these last days: Dougriggs.org

    • Carl

      God does not multiply anyone’s food here on planet earth. Please stop spreading lies like this it does nothing to further the cause of christianity.

      • God is not a man, that He would lie. He set precedent in His Word, in the Gospels, that He multiplies food — and He shall do so again, in the days ahead.

        Blessings to you, Carl.

        • Cinderella Man

          I wouldn’t bless Carl he is a Christian attacking Muslim loving apologist coward he can go have intercourse with himself

          • Carl

            I am sure you have had said relations with yourself at least half a dozen or more times – give or take a million too ;-D

        • sister soldier

          I will agree that God is a multiplier. Satan is a divider. God is Who and Whatever we are believing Him to be in our lives. If we need Him as a provider, a deliverer, doctor, lawyer, protector or even a friend. He is all and in all and he is the shield and the buckler for all that take refuge in Him. But we must have faith in what we are believing of Him. Without faith it is impossible to please God.

        • D.M.S.

          Hello, Brother. I see the Lords been good for you.
          May God bless you even more and you take care.

      • Zlatko Milanovic

        He’s correct, you’re not.

        • Carl

          Really. So if a christian has one piece of bread and asks god to give him 2 he will magically get the second piece? Not a chance.

      • sister soldier

        God did provide manna in the wilderness.
        God did provide water from a rock.
        God did provide quail that rained down on the Israelites.
        Jesus did feed 5,000 with a loaf of bread and a few small fish.

        Also;
        He sent the serpents when they disobeyed.
        He sent armies to destroy them when they disobeyed.
        He sent famines, plagues and allowed cannibalism when they rebelled against His Sovereignty.

        What will He send to America/the World if there is a fiery judgment? At the end of the day it really is about a personal relationship with Christ. It’s all that will determine the outcome of where anyone stands or even if they are able to stand/withstand the approaching storm.

        • Carl

          OK those are all from the fake bible book. Show me a real life example and not of people giving food to other people because that is people helping out people not god doing the giving.

          • sister soldier

            Then you have nothing to worry about because if it’s fake the promises that are provided by the covenant unto those who believe will not benefit you.

            You are the master of your own fate. Just like those who rebelled back then; they suffered the same mindset as you.

          • jakartaman

            The Bible is not fake – just because you are a non believer. You reliance on Man only shows how arrogantly stupid you are.
            Humans are still a very primitive specie
            and when TSHTF you will find that out first hand

        • Carl

          June 23, 2016

          1,200 Christians Have Died From Starvation And Disease
          After Muslim Terrorists Cut Off Food And Water To Refugee Camp And More
          Are Dying Right Now

          SO where was god with the manna for these christians?

          • sister soldier

            No one has said that Christians/Believers have never died or suffered in this life. We are promised trials and tribulations. We are yet in human form and are subject to the fallen world because of sin.

            Christians have been persecuted for centuries. They endured mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they were put to death by the sword. They went around in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, oppressed, and mistreated. The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and hid in caves and holes in the ground.…

            AND yet we’re still here and we’re still believing in the same God they did. Why? Because they are a great cloud of witnesses.

          • Carl

            My post was in response to your about god providing food. Which he clearly does not do.

          • jakartaman

            Of course GOD does
            Oceans are full of fish
            woods are full of wild life and eatable plants and fruits
            The sky is full of birds

          • Carl

            Then why pray tell are there any starving people in the world?

        • jakartaman

          There is a lot of misunderstanding.
          Jesus was NOT a pacifist
          some of his Apostles carried the ar-15 of the day – swords were train and used them. Turning the cheek does NOT mean that you submit to evil – you fight evil Hard
          When the shift – the evil one will be very very active
          I will run the race until the end and not go down easy.

    • Zlatko Milanovic

      JC is so full of hate he can’t see straight….

      • JC Teecher

        yea, you have not one ounce of true righteousness in your veins, as you are all about playing oneupmanship with your little barbs of biblical illiteracy.

        • Zlatko Milanovic

          Good grief…

    • Leif Erickson

      HE will send manna to the righteous. I will collect it every morning. I will share with others.

    • 7.genie

      I agree. How could we turn away people who are hungry and cold. The only problem is not all people are going to be nice and appreciate. It would be a difficult situation.

  • Real

    Christians getting slaughtered by the millions worldwide yet you American Christians still think a god will intercede on your behalf. Your book says in the world you will have trouble. Sometimes I wonder how many US Christians have actually read the entire book

    • Cinderella Man

      I wonder when Christians will grow a pair stop turning the other cheek and start a new crusade? If we don’t stand up to the Islamic butchers we will be annihilated

      • JC Teecher

        When the Christians stop following the lie that they are supposed to love everybody, and stop with the bleeding heart ideology, then they might become the Christian warriors Christ expects them to be.
        Did Christ go into the synagogue and coddle the vipers that called themselves holy men of God, but were of their father the devil?

        No! He went in with a cat of nine tails and struck them violently, breaking skin and bringing blood.
        In other words He cleaned house of the fakes and liars, and thieves.
        We as warrior Christians are supposed to follow His lead, and not coddle evil.

        There are very few Warrior Christians, but many have been called, but they just suckled the teats of the liberals instead.

        • Zlatko Milanovic

          What a sad, distorted view of Christianity and our Savior, the Lamb of God. Forgiveness, forbearance, mercy, love; that’s what Jesus is. Your vision of a warrior god is false.

          • JC Teecher

            You two clowns are delusioned, and can not read with understanding.

            Eph 6:12
            For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

            Gen 32:24
            And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

            Gen 32:25
            And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
            Gen 32:26
            And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
            Gen 32:27
            And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
            Gen 32:28

            And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
            Gen 32:29
            And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.

            Gen 32:30
            And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

            So, obi wan mifnikov, I guess this scripture is wrong about a warrior God, and you know it all?

          • Zlatko Milanovic

            I don’t know it all. I even occasionally agree with you, man.

          • JC Teecher

            So stop acting as though you know my heart, and saying i am full of hate, when I am just zealous in my service, sort of like Paul was.

          • Carl

            Don’t be like Paul. At least pick an actual apostle to imitate.

            Paul was an opportunist and even the apostles saw through his lies and false gospels. They would be appalled if they knew how much of his nonsense was in the NT – of course they would be equally as appalled knowing that sections of the bible were attributed to them that they did not even write.

            But as they say tomato, tomatoe…

          • JC Teecher

            You ain’t exactly the poster boy of bible truth scholars.
            You hate God and Jesus, so why do you even act like you believe their Words?
            That sounds to me like a person with a mental disorder.

        • Carl

          I don’t think the cat o nine tails is anywhere in the bible.

    • JC Teecher

      Many , many claim to have read it from cover to cover, but what they don’t tell you is that they didn’t comprehend anything.
      If reading does not come with study and a big helping hand from the Holy Spirit, to receive TKU…truth,knowledge,understanding, then, well it is mostly done in vain.

  • Big Red

    People are already at my door. As a retired Boomer I have dozens of friends and relatives that are unprepared for retirement and constantly asking for help. 99% I turn away because I watched them live beyond their means for decades. Ive loss lifelong friends and close relatives over it, but thats life I guess.

    • mtntrek3

      My wife and I have two such relatives…. one from each side of the family that have squandered what they have ……. and would hit us up for money among other things continually. We still pray for them, but have distanced ourselves from them. If one allows themselves to get wrapped up with certain people…… they will drag you down the drain with them.

      • Tim G King

        Sad but True

      • Richard O. Mann

        Yep. You have to know when to say no.

      • Carl

        John 3:11

        • krebdoon12tokee

          that is correct sir

        • mtntrek3

          I believe God and His Word. I hope you will soon Carl. : ).

      • I can think of at least a half dozen such people.My cousens milked my late aunt and uncle to their dying day, and would do the same to me.

        • mtntrek3

          Yep, there are ones like that out here. Best to steer clear of them.

      • Danny B

        You have the absolute best reply; I will pray for you.

        • mtntrek3

          I don’t like to turn away ones that ask for help, but some need to learn to help themselves first and cut out the self destructive personal and financial behavior. Otherwise…. we get tangled up in their web. ….. Thanks for the prayers. We’ve got to hang onto our faith in Christ. : ). Chris.

        • mtntrek3

          Not sure about the best reply, but thanks…. for the prayers again also. Take care.

      • Jane Doe

        If they are making bad decisions now that probably won’t change much when the SHTF.

    • jakartaman

      This will also be a purge of the weak and stupid
      maybe not so bad for the long view of the planets survivability

      • sister soldier

        Survival of the fittest. Self preservation at all costs. Those are the two predominant ideologies that will rule in a world without law and order. When nothing is as it should be people will even turn on those they think they love.

        • jakartaman

          Unfortunately you are correct.
          In addition to planning and skills
          A LOT of luck will be required

          • D.M.S.

            Luck does NOT exist…

        • Mr H

          i agree. and like this country needs to have the stupid, lazy and uninformed survive. thats why were are in decay now. this will be natural selection at its finest.

        • D.M.S.

          Mathew 10:36.

        • lolaz

          What I don’t like about the statement ‘self preservation at all cost’ implies that one doesn’t have to prep as long as they can kill off those that do prep and take what they need. That is wrong and I will fight against those kinds of people. For those that ask, I see no option but to help otherwise, I will be judged harshly in the next life. Lucky for me, I don’t live around a lot of people.

      • Cinderella Man

        I like the way you think. At least you keep it real! 100%

      • D.M.S.

        Ones survivability on this planet will be up to GOD only no one else.

    • LIZ THE SHIZ

      but you have a great business opportunity as an Air B&B

    • SnodtBlossom

      I keep a mental note of which neighbors I will cannibalize first if the SHTF. They say that visualization helps in success.

      • Big Red

        The most essential part of planning for if the SHTF is having an ample amount of weapons and ammo and knowing how to use them. 100+ million Snowflakes out there to feed off of if things get bad.

        • SnodtBlossom

          My 4th shot ever was prettymuch a dead bullseye.. and the others weren’t bad either. I feel lucky. Smith & Wesson are a girl’s best friend.

      • John

        Like no one is watching you and knowing what kind of person you are. I’m betting you go 1st.

    • Jarhead0369

      Absolutely. BOHICA.

  • socalbeachdude
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  • socalbeachdude

    CIA, FBI launch manhunt for leaker who gave top-secret documents to WIKILEAKS…

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cia-fbi-on-manhunt-for-leaker-who-gave-top-secret-documents-to-wikileaks/

  • socalbeachdude

    Bill who? Fired O’Reilly’s name is ERASED from his own Fox show – which is now called The Factor – as his replacement gives a brief goodbye to the ‘undisputed king of cable news’

    Ousted longtime Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly had his name erased from his own show on Wednesday as his replacement host Dana Perino gave a brief goodbye to the ‘undisputed king of Cable News.’ Rupert Murdoch announced that he was terminating the network’s most popular host in a letter on Wednesday afternoon that was signed by himself and his sons, Lachlan and James.

    And on Wednesday evening, there was no sign that O’Reilly had hosted his show, The O’Reilly Factor, when it aired at 8pm. Instead, it appears as though the network has renamed the show as just The Factor. Perino opened the show with a brief statement acknowledging that O’Reilly was leaving the network, but said she would discuss it later on in the show.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4427340/Fired-Bill-O-Reilly-s-ERASED-Fox-show.html

  • socalbeachdude

    ‘Everyone here illegally is subject to deportation’: Jeff Sessions brushes off Democratic outrage as first DREAMer is kicked out of the United States

    Sessions defended the Trump administration’s immigration priorities following the deportation of a 23-year-old thief whose parents snuck him into America when he was 9.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4426556/Sessions-illegally-subject-2-deportation.html

    • juanisaac

      Do not worry when WW3 happens Mexico and Canada will deport you as well if you make it over the wall.

  • mtntrek3

    Well, we should help as we can…….. but personally we only have enough for three of us in our immediate family for 6-8 weeks. Once one starts passing essentials out….. it can snowball in a hurry and your left with little to nothing yourself.

    • JC Teecher

      Better start cracking the whip, and putting up rice and beans, chris. Six weeks ain’t gonna get it done.
      Any prepper worth their salt, should have a minimum of 6 to 8 months worth, to at least get through a cold winter.

      • socalbeachdude

        Why? That kind of junk isn’t even edible. There will be no issues whatsoever with grocery stores anywhere in the USA and their supplies of fresh wonderful goods – often with many items on sale – are the best way obviously to buy food items.

        • ALWAYSTOMORROW

          Agreed. We are pumping out the herbicides 7 days a week to keep those “fresh wonderful goods” a growen. 😉

          No Farms, No Food!

          • socalbeachdude

            There will always be farms in America and around the world to import as much food as we could ever possibly want or desire with many prices continuing to head lower.

        • mtntrek3

          Staple foods. One day you may very well find out otherwise.

      • mtntrek3

        Hey JCT. How are you? Yep, I know…… actually I was counting the core food items. We do have enough to “bare bones it” for another couple months. That’s also not counting what we are able to hunt and forage. Water we thankfully have much of along with ways to purify it. Much ammo, considerable amounts of hygiene/first aid items. I’m concerned that my M & D along with most of our family/ several friends aren’t preparing at all. Some prep is better than none.

        • JC Teecher

          amen chris. we are blessed more everyday, as we try to bless the Trinity as well. hope you and yours are well and blessed. keep prepping.

          • mtntrek3

            Thanks, God Bless you and yours too.

      • Zlatko Milanovic

        Exactly. If you’re not there yet, keep going. Perhaps some seeds to plant as well.

  • GSOB

    Luke 16:15

    • mtntrek3

      Yes, God should be first in our lives. Those that are greedy and mainly focused on money/material things will ultimately suffer the most.

  • ALWAYSTOMORROW

    YES!

  • socalbeachdude

    The most important things you should include in any food “prepping” are lobster and caviar along with a nice supply of French champagne, and you can pretty much totally forget all of the other icky inedible stuff.

  • socalbeachdude

    Life at the country club in Caracas has never been more lovely.

    EXCLUSIVE – ‘Why shouldn’t we enjoy ourselves just because the country is burning?’ Super-rich Socialists quaff champagne in Venezuela country club

    Venezuela’s super-rich are enjoying lavish parties and gourmet cuisine, while middle-class people are forced to scavenge for food as the Socialist country’s economy collapses.

    In the opulent Caracas Country Club, where membership costs an astonishing £77,000 – 458 times the average Venezuelan salary – glamorous women in cocktail dresses were seen relishing a banquet of beef and lobster, followed by a colourful selection of puddings.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3640941/Super-rich-quaff-champagne-Venezuela-country-club-middle-classes-scavenge-food-rubbish-dumps-DOGS-starving.html

  • socalbeachdude

    MASSIVE GLOBAL GRAIN GLUT GROWING…

    Grains piled on runways, parking lots, fields amid global glut

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-grains-storage-analysis-idUSKBN17D0EO

  • socalbeachdude

    Some lovely and delightful pastry recipes from the Queen!

    The Queen’s favorite pastry recipes – including one she sent to president Eisenhower – to be revealed in a fascinating cookbook penned by her chefs

    The book, written by head chef Mark Flanagan and royal pastry chef Kathryn Cuthbertson, also includes ‘Her Majesty’s Recipe for Drop Scones’.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4425840/The-Queen-s-favourite-pastry-recipes-revealed.html

  • socalbeachdude

    And array of truly unique and interesting new party dishes!

    Jellyfish salad, dandelion hummus and algae pudding: The global warming ‘dystopian dinner party’ recipes we could all soon be eating

    Rising sea levels are a growing threat, as they will cause destructive erosion, wetland flooding and agriculture soil contamination – but scientists have also warned the thermal explosion caused by the warming oceans will also affect what we eat.

    A new photo series has transformed the literal scientific data that shows what foods are at the center of climate change into visuals of a ‘dystopic / utopic vision for a dinner party’.

    Called ‘Flooded’, the stunning images and recipes show the table of the future set with a jellyfish salad, burdock and dandelion root humus, oysters with slippers and more dishes created with ingredients that will be prevalent in an ever changing world.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4423088/Artists-create-climate-change-menu-stunning-photos.html#ixzz4ekuwDzAY

  • Ko vas jebe

    Koje sranje od teksta, koje sranje od komentara.
    Bolesnici nevidjeniukljucujuci I ovoga koji drzi blog.
    Ma drzi me za kurac budalo. Jebite se.

    • socalbeachdude

      That is a very rude, foul, and filthy comment in Bosnian.

    • anonymous

      Jebite se

  • socalbeachdude

    Wonderful Chick-Fil-A Cole Slaw Recipe

    CHICK-FIL-A RELEASES COLE SLAW RECIPE FOR FIRST TIME AFTER ANNOUNCING PLANS TO DROP ITEM FROM MENU

    Ingredients

    4 teaspoons vinegar

    ¼ cup sugar

    ¼ teaspoon dry mustard

    ¼ teaspoon salt

    1 cup mayonnaise

    2 10-oz bags fine shredded cabbage, chopped

    ¼ cup finely chopped carrots

    Directions

    Whisk vinegar, sugar, mustard and salt together until sugar is dissolved. Add mayonnaise and whisk to mix. Add cabbage and carrots. Mix to combine. Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve. (Makes 6-8 servings)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3381159/Customers-outraged-Chick-fil-announces-dropping-coleslaw-KALE.html#ixzz3w21PAYYy

    • Phantom

      Thanks for the recipe!

      • socalbeachdude

        You’re very welcome! Enjoy! It’s delicious!

  • socalbeachdude

    Dow industrials fall more than 100 points as energy, IBM drag

    Dow 20,404.49 -118.79 -0.58%
    S&P 500 2,338.17 -4.02 -0.17%
    Nasdaq 5,863.03 13.56 0.23%
    GlobalDow 2,646.41 -2.71 -0.10%
    Gold 1,281.40 -12.70 -0.98%
    Oil 50.52 -1.89 -3.61%

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-primed-to-edge-higher-as-earnings-stay-center-stage-2017-04-19

  • socalbeachdude

    Herbivores Relish Tasty California Veggie Dinner Together!

    Unlikely group of animals including rabbits, chicken, tortoise and even iguana feast on a vegetable buffet in adorable video

    The adorable clip shows rabbits, iguana, tortoise and even a chicken gather together to tuck into a huge plate of food at a farm in San Fernando, California. The animals happily munched on their delicious treats of carrots, kale and apple chunks as they shared the plate.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4424524/Group-animals-tuck-large-plate-veg-together.html

  • mtntrek3

    The Lord has been tapping on my shoulder so to speak after reading this article. We do as we can to be wise and prepare for ourselves and to help others as we are able. We do so concerning the needs of this world, but more importantly we need to prepare spiritually. Our lives in this world are temporary….. there’s an eternity awaiting all of us. Christ is the Way to eternal paradise. John 3:16, Romans 10: 9&10, Acts 16:30 &31, Acts 2:38…………………….

    • Carl

      Sign me up the the lake of fire!

      • Cinderella Man

        Oh don’t worry Carl you’re on the list. Now why don’t you condemn Islam coward

      • JC Teecher

        You have carte blanche, and the vip invitation for it. Satan wants your company so you two can hold hands while you go down in flames together.

      • James Staten

        Keep rejecting Paul’s Gospel which the Risen Savior revealed to him to declare to you, and if you continue to reject it you certainly will not escape. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

      • mtntrek3

        ……. Smh. Seriously, this isn’t a joking matter Carl.

  • Phil from Germany

    I have tried for years to convince my family and close friends what is going to happen, with some varying degree of success. Most important topics are ; new car, next vacation, what the children and grandchildren are doing. I just added to my silver stash, bought more essentials like flour, re thought the vegetable garden though, and rotated older food supplies. Will I turn them away after they come begging ?, damn right I will

    • socalbeachdude

      What is going to happen is that many assets will fall substantially in price in the markets and a significant intensification of the GRAND GLOBAL DEPRESSION will continue but not much else at all will change.

      • aldownunder

        I think your right I don’t think it’s going to be an end of the world situation
        But I do think when the big one does come that the desperation,panic and anger that follows will be a very dangerous time and a good time to get out of Dodge and lie low for 6-12mnths

  • fasleflagusa

    It can’t happen here.

    • mtntrek3

      My wife has a couple of uncles that say the same. They’re preachers also. They believe in the pre- trib rapture. ……. Sadly I believe they are deceived.

      • JC Teecher

        Sadly, you are correct.

        • mtntrek3

          The pre-trib notion is one of the big lies that satan has managed to install in the churches today imho.

          • JC Teecher

            Exactly, and the weak have licked it up, hook, line, and sinker.

      • Zlatko Milanovic

        Rapture doctrine did not exist before John Darby invented it in 1830 AD. Before it “popped into John Darby’s head” no one had ever heard of a secret rapture …

        • sister soldier

          Or two gatherings at different times. .

        • mtntrek3

          Yes, you’re right about Darby….. he I believe invented the pre-trib rapture notion. We already knew there would be a rapture…. he was the one that pushed it happening before the Tribulation. Personally I don’t see where the Bible tells us it will happen beforehand.

      • Richard O. Mann

        I believe in a pre-trib rapture. But, just because the whole systems falls apart, or America gets nuked, does not mean it is the beginning of the tribulation. I believe all who do not believe in the pre trib rapture or the ones deceived. But, that conversation has being going on for a long time.

        • jakartaman

          I only believe the words in the Bible and what the Holy spirit tells me. Everything else in man made dogma

          • Gay Veteran

            fixed your sentence: Everything is man made dogma

        • JC Teecher

          So you don’t believe Christ said…

          Mat 24:29

          Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

          Mat 24:30
          And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

          On these words alone, a true Christian should not be taking the high road stand on a pre-trib rapture/change/fly away.
          Not just any words, but the Words of the One and Only Saviour, Son of Jehovah.
          How sad that people take the word of delusional preachers over the Word of the Lord. Sad.

          • Richard O. Mann

            Done been down this road too many times before. Will no longer discuss it other than I believe in the pre trib rapture, and it has been found that it was taught by the early church, aka first century. As for the rest of it, go with what you believe.

          • JC Teecher

            That is the usual response by those that have had the spirit of slumber/strong delusion, put upon them via the Holy
            Spirit. It is written that those whom want to believe a lie, will also be sent strong delusion, so they continue to believe.

            Accept it, as you apparently have, and so did Bill of Wilmington, after he said some nasty things to me. he is either come to the truth and too ashamed to come back here and make amends, or he has gone on to be with the Father.

            makes no difference to me richard, but one day, hopefully not too late, you will remember what was told to you.

            Just remember, when the Antichrist comes in and calling himself the true Christ, that has come to rapture ya’ll off the earth, but it does not happen, even after some/most of ya’ll worship/follow/pay allegiance, to him; you will have most likely sealed your fate, by accepting his mark of his beast system.
            It is in your KJV, haven’t you read it, or are you like most, you just crawl along following some preacher on a pedestal, like good little sheeple, waiting on an any moment fly away escape of reality.

          • Richard O. Mann

            Now I am under delusion from God. Oh my. What ever am I going to do. This is why I don’t get too involved with this conversation these days. Sooner or later, some one, usually those who don’t agree with the pre trib rapture, start with the “you are condemned, you are under the control of the Antichrist, yadda, yadda, yadda. I have even been called stupid by some who don’t believe in the pre trib rapture. I do know this. I am a Son of God by faith through Christ Jesus. One with God in Christ. Nothing can change that. As for your put downs and condemnation, as far as I am concerned you can go piss up a rope. Now, if you know you are born again, then dear brother, you are getting on my last nerve and I am going to find something else to do.

          • Lois Petersen

            One good thing is the timing of the tribulation isn’t really a factor in our salvation. At least I would hope not.

          • JC Teecher

            It could be…read above comment by me.

          • JC Teecher

            I never said you were under control of antichrist, so stop putting words in my mouth.

            i said “if” you follow the first messiah, which will be antichrist/Satan, preaching a fly away doctrine, and you “fall” for his lies and deception, and worship him, you will have then “taken the mark of the beast”, and then the true Messiah comes, and those that have worshiped the beast will see truth, and will try to hide in the caves and pray for the mtns. to fall on them to hide them from the face of the lamb.
            Why? because they can’t bare the shame of knowing they fell for the lies and deception of the pre-tribbers, and worshiped the wrong messiah.

            Have a good trip.

          • Richard O. Mann

            The first messiah was and is Jesus. But again, you are saying that pre trib believers are being deceived. And you have no justification for it. None. In fact, there is more information pointing towards the pre trib rapture than any other. But, again, every time I have seen this discussion, sooner or later the people who do not believe in the pre trib get all worked up and start calling those who do believe all sorts of names and saying they are deceived. But, what the heck. The Seven Dad Advents say that going to church on Sunday is the mark of the beast. As for saying that I am under the control of the antichrist, you said the following.
            “That is the usual response by those that have had the spirit of slumber/strong delusion, put upon them via the Holy
            Spirit. It is written that those whom want to believe a lie, will also be sent strong delusion, so they continue to believe.”
            Pretty strong words there. Harsh and judgmental. And then:
            “Just remember, when the Antichrist comes in and calling himself the true Christ, that has come to rapture ya’ll off the earth, but it does not happen, even after some/most of ya’ll worship/follow/pay allegiance, to him; you will have most likely sealed your fate, by accepting his mark of his beast system.
            It is in your KJV, haven’t you read it, or are you like most, you just crawl along following some preacher on a pedestal, like good little sheeple, waiting on an any moment fly away escape of reality.”
            Harsh. Judgmental and totally based on what you believe. No room for “I may be wrong.” No. You are right and you have the right to condemn, bad mouth, put down, and low rate any one who believes other wise. And no, the timing of the trib is not a matter of our salvation. That is why I get a bit upset and sometimes harsh when people start this conversation or any with “you are wrong.” It always goes that way. Pick any of the major beliefs from the trib to eternal salvation, to speaking in tongues, and many others. I use to enjoy discussing the Bible. Not so much these days. So enough. Be blessed with your life and may we both meet in heaven someday and have a good laugh about this.

          • JC Teecher

            Well, Richard i have no animosity towards you personally, because i don’t really know anything about you. I am just putting out the truth for others to ponder on.
            I am a believer of the written word, and not the twisted word of men. I was like you for most of my adult life in beliefs I was taught by ignorant preachers, until I prayed for truth and God opened my eyes.

            I have been a post pre-tribber for over ten years, and still found Michael’s book…the Rapture Verdict very helpful.
            There is no sin in believing in a pre-trib rapture, unless one leads others to believe it like their young children, other family members and friends.
            The sin comes in when one has gotten so wrapped up in it that they will fall for the Antichrist when he comes in, before the true Christ, and gets people on board his pre-trib, pre-trip train.

            you may too blind to see it right now but one day you will, and that my friend is a fact. Don’t hate me for sharing truth, but remember me when the truth comes out.
            Read Michael’s book and then tell me what I say isn’t biblical.

        • mtntrek3

          I for one wish the rapture would happen beforehand. Who in their right mind would want to stay in this world when all hell breaks loose, along with great persecutions of we the believers in Christ? However, from what my wife and I read in the Bible we are taken away at the end of the tribulation. I believe that the sixth trumpet war( a third of mankind killed) will help get the world so desperate for solutions to issues and peace that the antichrist will be able to bring about the seven year covenant/treaty with Israel. This will be the start of the Tribulation. The one world order will likely begin then as well, or possibly not until mid trib. The treaty will be broken at the mid point when the antichrist sets himself up in the temple saying he is god. Those last three and a half years will be hell on earth. Jesus said that unless those times be shortened… no one would remain alive. We need to hang onto our faith in Christ for sure. Take care. Chris.

        • mtntrek3

          Also, take care and God Bless Richard. Our disagreements aside, we must hang onto our faith in Jesus. : ) . Chris.

      • JJ

        And what if Noah was a pre-trib believer??
        Huh???

        • mtntrek3

          If he were still alive on earth today he would know what the Scripture says….. and wouldn’t believe in the pre-trib rapture. Scripture doesn’t say that the rapture will occur before the tribulation….. but at the end of it. Noah was warned ahead of time by many years about God bringing the flood to destroy mankind except for his family. He also preached to the people warning them about what was coming….. but no one believed him. If any of them had listened to him and turned to God …. they could’ve entered the ark w/Noah and his family and been saved.

          • Gay Veteran

            find that ark yet?

          • mtntrek3

            Mt Ararat possibly.

          • Gay Veteran

            LOL

          • mtntrek3

            Laugh away. But please……. if you haven’t , consider Christ as your Savior. Take care. Chris.

          • Gay Veteran

            been there, done that

    • mtntrek3

      To add, you are being sarcastic….. right?

    • Tim G King

      I feel sad for you ,,Being deceived..It’s being flaunted in your face.

    • pulltheweeds

      LOL

  • socalbeachdude

    If anyone knocks on your door wanting any handouts, then just tell them top go down to the local welfare office to apply for benefits!

  • socalbeachdude

    IMBECILES BICKER IN DC WHILE SHUTDOWN LOOMS…

    Congress sinks into partisan morass as shutdown threat looms…

    https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-10/congress-sinks-into-partisan-morass-as-shutdown-threat-looms

  • socalbeachdude

    Fired O’Reilly’s name is ERASED from his show as emotionless Fox fill-in host Dana Perino spends just a MINUTE saying goodbye to the ‘undisputed king of cable news’ after his 20 years at network

    Bill O’Reilly’s name was unceremoniously erased from his own Fox News show on Wednesday night hours after he was fired over mounting sexual harassment claims. Emotionless fill-in host Dana Perino (pictured main) spent just over one minute bidding farewell to the man who hosted the show for 20 years. Perino called O’Reilly (pictured top left and bottom right in Vatican City with his son on Wednesday where he met with Pope Francis ) the ‘undisputed king of Cable News’, as there was no sign that O’Reilly had once hosted, The Factor, when it aired at 8pm.

    Furthermore, the network removed ‘O’Reilly’ out of the show’s title, as the opening graphic at the start of the show also referred to it as just The Factor. The adjustments come hours after Rupert Murdoch announced that he was terminating the network’s most popular host in a letter on Wednesday afternoon that was signed by himself and his sons, Lachlan and James.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4427340/Fired-Bill-O-Reilly-s-ERASED-Fox-show.html

    • LIZ THE SHIZ

      factor tip of the day , hitting on female coworkers ain’t what it used to be , ah the good old days and that’s a memo

  • socalbeachdude

    NOT THE RIGHT WAY TO GO GROCERY SHOPPING!!!

    Brazen thief attempts to wheel a full cart of groceries out of Walmart before making a run when she is stopped by staff

    Police in Missouri have caught a Walmart shopper turned wannabe thief who was caught on surveillance footage as she attempted to leave the store with a cart full of groceries.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4425356/Thief-attempts-wheel-cart-groceries-Walmart.html

  • Christina

    Much as I would find satisfaction in turning certain (lazy and foolish) people away, in reality, if I had provisions available, I don’t think I would feel right about doing it, at least, not without giving them something. Nevertheless, knowing me, I would probably give them a good long lecture along the lines of ‘I told you so’ along with the provisions.

    • socalbeachdude

      Always JUST SAY NO to any deadbeat beggars.

      And be sure to call the local police to report them.

      • Carl

        I think the police would be the last people I would call if it all went to hell.

        • Cinderella Man

          The police will be too busy protecting their families. Expect no help in SHTF

          • JC Teecher

            Some of the police I know of, would be the first to “confiscate” your food source, because they had a suspicion that you may have some pot brownies in there somewhere.
            Now, military guys and gals, they are mostly honest, not all, but my chances would be with them as well, CM.

          • socalbeachdude

            What utter nonsense.

          • socalbeachdude

            Nope.

        • socalbeachdude

          What utter nonsense.

  • James Staten

    Let’s see my short list for Turn Away: Snottly, Gay Veteran, gsob, JC Teecher and SoCal Dude….chuckle, chuckle

    • JC Teecher

      I thought you were a Christian, but you just proved you hate anyone that does not dance to your tune.
      Sad that you will perish because you take up with the first messiah that comes with the pre-trib rapture, fly-away doctrine. You are so pumped full of lies for it, that you will not even recognize the fake morning star.
      Have a good trip, jimmy.

      • James Staten

        You would do well to learn how to rightly divide the Word of God and to develope a sense of humor.

        • JC Teecher

          You would do well to listen to truth, and stop with the big lie promotions, like gsob does.

          • Phantom

            Proverbs 9:7

          • JC Teecher

            Proverbs 9 :9
            You have to test the waters, and sometimes put out a fleece, to see if the mocker/scorner, is wise or not.

            If he /she is not a wise person but an ignorant heathen, than you are casting pearls before swine.

            the key here, is that I am teaching, and using some of the heathen as sounding boards to help others.
            Got it? Get it? Comprehende’?

          • Gay Veteran

            jeez, will you “christians” argue elsewhere

          • JC Teecher

            geez, will you faqqots spread your disease elsewhere?

          • Gay Veteran

            faqqots?

            awwwww, Jesus must be sooooooo proud of you

          • socalbeachdude

            Indeed, that drivel gets so very tiresome.

        • JC Teecher

          No you really just showed your true colors, and it ain’t about making a joke.
          I don’t care for your, or gsob’s lies, but I would never group you two with evil and lost souls.

          That kind of stuff isn’t funny to our Heavenly Father, and just may come with a price to you. he knows the hate in your heart over your pre-trib security blanket mentality, and the superiority complex you get from following it.

          Have a good trip.
          I have the seal of Truth in my forehead, put there by the Holy Spirit, and am sitting on the watch tower of Light.
          Where are you, jimmy?

          • James Staten

            One of the striking difference’s between you and I is I am looking for the Blessed Hope, and by all indications you are preparing for the Tribulation? (Short Version)

          • JC Teecher

            What a joke, preparing for the tribulation.

            If one has the salvation of Jesus Christ, and a little common sense, they are prepared already, for any calamity.

            You pre-tribbers have some warped idea that The antichrist is gonna come in with guns a blazing like some deranged dictator, cutting off the heads of Christians.
            That is the delusion that the fake preachers want you to believe so you will flock to hear their “Blessed Hope” through escapism teachings, and all the while pitching your hard earned $$ in their collection plates.

            Antichrist will come in peacefully and prosperously, especially towards Christians, as he is none other than Satan disguised as the true Messiah, and preaching the same lie…”Follow me, worship me, and I am gonna fly you out of here”.

            How else can he have the whole world, except those that have the seal of truth in their minds, whoring after him?

            Figure that one out, it’s pretty simple as the Lord has laid out the scenario for us , over and over.
            A majority of the Bible is Him warning about false preachers, and those risking their souls by following them.

            Yes you are looking for the blessed hope of flying away to escape Antichrist and tribulation, when what you will end up doing is following the masses into the trap, by following the first messiah as he uses the pre-trib lie to reel you poor saps in.

            Have you not understood the parable of the ten virgins and the five that got locked out of the Kingdom, because they loved “not” the truth of the Word, but loved “instead”, the doctrines of man?

          • James Staten

            JC…you said in an earlier post that you have the seal on your forehead? I assume you reference the seal that will be placed on the 144,000..speaking of the twelve tribes of Israel during the Tribulation? Which Tribe are you? PS…if you are prepared for the tribulation, then why would it insult you for being on my Turn Away List? You wouldn’t need my “stuff”

          • JC Teecher

            No I said the seal in my forehead, as in my brain/mind..aka as the seal of truth.

            the insulting part was not turning away, because i won’t be out begging from anyone, as me and the wife have been prepping for over ten years.

            the insulting part was lumping me with heathens, (not gsob, he means well), but not accepting the possibility that I am right. and making it quite clear that you dislike me because of my teaching of the truth.

          • James Staten

            You had better go edit your comment…I believe it says forehead

          • JC Teecher

            No you need to read better, as you said “on” my forehead,
            A “big” difference in the meaning. How much more do I need to spell it out for you jimmy?

          • James Staten

            It does say in and not on. I agree, but where might your biblical reference be for that statement? Just wondering!!!

          • JC Teecher

            I have discussed all I need to at this point today. The coffee has worn off, and I am needing food and maybe a few hours of fishing, so good day, and get cracking on that study.

          • James Staten

            I’ll let gsob take care of my light work.

          • JC Teecher

            The seal placed on the 144,000 is a different place and time then now.
            The 144,000 are those that turn from lies and deception during the tribulation hour while listening to the two supernatural witnesses, preaching in the streets of Jerusalem, during that tribulation hour of Antichrist, just before the true Messiah returns, and the true change/rapture (not a pre-trib),takes place, and to ever be with the Lord to be a part of the Kingdom.
            My tribe is recorded in Heaven, but I know i am from one of them, as our family Patriarch, (caucasian/Israelite/Hebrew/Adamic), was from southern England, so it could be Ephraim or Manasseh, or even Judah.

          • James Staten

            Again, Why does the Apostle Paul during this dispensation of Grace address Three Groups of people in 1 Corinthians 10:32? Paul makes it quite clear the Church during this time period is a New Creation..the Body of Christ (composed of Jews and Gentiles). One of the many mysteries revealed to Paul from the Ascended Lord in glory. The Apostle Paul makes it quite clear a member of the Body of Christ is seated right now in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus. I asked you this question the other day about 1 Corinthians 10:32. Since we have recently lost the Bible Answer Man, maybe you should take a shot!!! As I would tell Hank and I tell you. Paul authored half the NT, and he makes it clear one day every man will one day be judged by his Gospel. You need to spend more time in the Pauline Epistles. Hope this helps

          • Carl

            Paul is a fake apostle whose teaching do not line up.

          • James Staten

            Wrong

          • Carl

            TRUE why don’t you research all the issues with the gospels according to Paul.

          • GSOB

            Why don’t you focus on the fact that you will die one day and that God has allowed you to exist to this day, so that you may acknowledge Him and begin a relationship with Him?
            There is a huge gap between sinners and a Holy God which Jesus has bridged by the atonement through the eternal Spirit.
            You see, …… you can’t put new wine into old wineskins…… it will burst them.
            Likewise, you have to be made new with a new heart that loves God.
            Otherwise, the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit because to the natural man (the unregenerate man in Adam) these things are foolish to their mind and they can nut understand.
            That’s why we have the Bible, which is food and most desired by the new heart,… they become partakers of the Divine nature. This is all fundamentally true and experiential, and explains why believers love the Word.
            You had nothing to do with your first life.
            To be born again is something that happens to a sinner by the sovereign God, but one thing is for sure……..
            You got to hear it, believe it and receive it…….
            Satan don’t want you to have any part of it and in this, the natural mans mindset agrees and so the world patterns after this darkness, hardness of heart and the ignorance that is in them prevents them to receive the Word which is able to save their souls..
            It is a immoral choice for a Christian to make, not to defend their own family or their neighbor from the evil one. Those who are in Christ have been made right and are the ‘righteous’. Those not in Christ are the ‘wicked’. Cry out to God for a transfer….
            So until you die, you are frozen in the fatal climb as the wheels of time p[ass you by.
            History has a destination and we all wil get to it, for it has been appointed by God for us to die and then face judgment. (Paul probably wrote that)

          • James Staten

            GSOB…Amen

          • GSOB

            His ministry is the word concerning the only way to peace with God. You have to realize the important fact…… it is not of him who wills or of the him who runs…..that which is born of flesh is flesh, that which is born of Spirit is Spirit…You are in Adam with no way out by denying God’s call or the Apostle Paul’s ministry.

          • JC Teecher

            I have it already sealed in my heart and soul James, I just don’t get into a lot of discussion about it, the Pauline epistles, as much of it does not concern me right now.

            here is a nugget for ya… Rev 4:4
            And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
            Do you know who these are?

            It is simple, as they are seated because they have died the flesh death and their souls, as all do, go back to the Father that gave them life. Immediately when the clay pot breaks (flesh body dies), and the silver cord (Spirit = the intellect of the soul) parts. immediately to go back to the Father and is then directed to the designated place dimension…Heaven,purgatory, or Hades, because of what? What is in the Book of Life, about their life on Earth.

            The twelve Apostles/Disciples, and the twelve Patriarchs of the Tribes of Israel are already seated. The saints, aka the sanctified ones, are crying out before the Throne of God, “when are we going to be avenged”.
            The saints that have passed on are not out here in some hole in the ground or sitting in an Urn, awaiting a pre-trib rapture to spring up and fly away like a bird. No graves are going to bust open as your preachers lie about.

            Now maybe you need to spend more time in study, and not so much in trying to direct and dictate to others, more educated in truth.

          • Carl

            If as you say Paul authored half of the NT then christians all over should be concerned about the LIES he has been telling. Interesting. I did not realize that. Thank you for the heads up James.

          • GSOB

            Luke wrote more words of Scripture than Paul.

          • James Staten

            that’s like saying the famed orator Edward Everett who spoke for 2 hrs at Gettsburg gave a better speech than Lincoln’s 2 Minute Address!!!!!

          • GSOB

            AC has come and gone. Seek C
            everyday.

          • ExtremeRC

            The Antichrist cannot be revealed until the ministry of the Holy Spirit within the church is removed. The church will never know the Antichrist.

          • James Staten

            Amen

          • JC Teecher

            What you speak of, comes directly from Seminary/ Establishment / Modern Doctrine, Ideology.
            Why?
            It is just another way of twisting of the Words of God to try and make the pre-trib lie become believable to the ignorant sheeple.

            The Holy Spirit will not be removed from the Earth until…”Christ returns after the Son of Perdition/Antichrist/Satan is revealed and has his little shortened reign, defacto/in the full (supernatural/spirit) body presence.”

            Want proof? When the Antichrist/Satan/Beast comes in with his system of One World Religion and gov; God will have the two witnesses preaching in the streets of Jerusalem.
            During this time God will have His elect/very elect, called up by the Beast System gov, to be a witness for all to see and hear.
            This is where the sin of Blaspheming of the Holy Spirit will be in place.
            “IF”, any one of those elect, that are called up as a witness, deny the Holy Spirit to “speak” through them and for them, by speaking on their on accord an unction, that is the “unforgivable sin”.

            So, my indoctrinated friend, the scrpture you speak of, has nothing to do with the Holy spirit, as establishment religonists twist and teach; but, has everything to do with an entity that is “holding” satan/antichrist right now, and he has a name…Michael the Archangel.
            It is biblical, and truth.
            Read it for yourself and stop letting establishment religionists indoctrinate you.

          • ExtremeRC

            I respectfully disagree with your interpretation.

          • JC Teecher

            99% of pre-tribbers hold on to their security blanket with a death grip, so it is to be expected, but; I am obligated to share truth from the scriptures, and let the chips fall where they may.

          • ExtremeRC

            We feel the same concerning you. But as this doctrine is not salvational, it’s arrogant to make such a big deal about it.

          • JC Teecher

            If any pre-tribber is so locked in on following the escapism doctrine, that they accept the first messiah and his “pre-trib flyaway from the earth for protection” message, as he surely will. And then when the true Christ comes, and all the pre-tribbers are still here on terra firma; then it is too late to change your mind, because you took up with the false Christ.
            What happens to your soul then?
            Why would that not be a salvation issue?
            it is, because you had already sold your soul to a fly away doctrine from the false one.

            You can deny that it will happen this way, but remember my words as they are biblical, and the whole world will whore after the fake, for several different reasons, and the pre-trib lie is one of the most deceptive in the world today…especially in US of A.

            Good luck!

          • ExtremeRC

            Not a chance of that. Wake up.

            We know about his 7 year treaty. His image in the temple. His “mark” for buying and selling. There is zero chance we will mistake him for Christ, not because we know these things, but because we won’t be here.

          • James Staten

            ExtremeRC…I have had a wonderful Bible Teacher for a number of years, and one thing he has made perfectly clear when it says rightly divide the Word of God, by definition there is to be a division of the Scripture. Everything written is for our learning, but not everything is for our doctrine during this dispensation of grace. What takes place by most people is they take all Scripture throw it in a blender, and “Blenderize” it and then ladle it out. And we wonder why there is Biblical Ignorance.

          • JC Teecher

            Not too wonderful if he is teaching you the false pre-trib rapture doctrine.

          • James Staten

            Jimmy says, It is obvious you are ignorant of the Apostle Paul and the Mysteries.

          • socalbeachdude

            Indeed.

          • James Staten

            Amen and Amen again!!! Now we know why there are an estimated 35k to 40K different Christian denominations world-wide.

          • Gay Veteran

            gee, you would think “god’s” word would be clearer

          • James Staten

            Most people don’t read the directions. Their Mother or Father read it or this is what they heard somewhere. They take snippets, and build doctrine. A side note. I bet a 12 gauge would hurt. Also if I had to guess you probably have a better sense of humor than j c…I believe if you showed up at my door, and announced that you were GV…I believe I would feed you.

          • Gay Veteran

            put 2 Christians in a room with 1 Bible verse and you’ll get 3 different interpretations

          • James Staten

            the same is said about Jewish people…Two Jews, you get three opinions!!!

          • James Staten

            ExtermeRC…you should go down several comments and read what he wrote to me today. He is in the process of moving on to a bigger and better audience. Sharing his eschatological info with others I guess?. chuckle, chuckle

          • ExtremeRC

            He’s accountable for the garbage he spews. That’s on him.

          • James Staten

            It certainly is.

          • socalbeachdude

            That is putting it very nicely!!!

          • GSOB

            And that will be a strike against you too

          • James Staten

            Really, and what type preparations might one do? Considering Jesus said it will be the worst time ever, even worse than the flood. Literally half the world’s population will perish during the Tribulation, and you are going to prepare. Prepare for What?

    • Cinderella Man

      Carl don’t forget Carl

    • socalbeachdude

      Your desire for utter ignorance is beyond mind boggling.

    • Gay Veteran

      you don’t have to worry about me, I’m prepared.

      anyone coming to steal from me gets a 12 gauge suppository

  • Black

    I had given serious thought to stocking up on food but realized it would be easier and cheaper to just take what other people had. I’ll pick the biggest and nicest house in my neighborhood-the one with the generator and other fancy amenities and just move on in. The useless Nancy Boys who try to pass themselves off as men in this country will make it as easy as taking candy from a baby. Easy Peazy Lemon Sqeezey

    • Cinderella Man

      Savage but true. My Marine buddy said the same thing. He says why bother to prep when I will just kill you and take it from you? People are really lucky to be living in a world where they are protected and relatively safe. When the end comes there is only gonna be predator and prey. Not some happy sparkly camp where all the hippies live in harmony off the land. Reminds me of the Terminus people in the Walking Dead. Tried to build a sanctuary community for post apocalyptic survivors only to be taken over by rapists and brigands. Then they take it back and become cannibals.

      • Zlatko Milanovic

        Dog at your groin, bayonet at your throat, 12 gauge blast at your torso, rifle bullet between the eyes, multiple times. Watch out for the anti-personnel traps. Better to rethink your strategy mate. Et tu brute.

      • Black

        The sole purpose of “Law Enforcement” is to protect the “Haves” from the “Have Nots” just like the sole purpose of the U S military is to protect the people “with” credit from the people “without” credit. When the SHTF, the Golden Rule( People with the gold make the rules) is out the window

        • socalbeachdude

          Dead wrong.

      • Black

        Having a boat-preferably a sailboat and knowing how to use it will pay off big time

        • JC Teecher

          Oh yea, I want to be floating around in the big pond of toxic soup, called the ocean, where i can’t eat the fish nor drink the water.
          Get a grip. Surviving long term on any floating vessel will be a death trap.

          • Zlatko Milanovic

            Perhaps. But it’s also a potential means of escape.

    • Zlatko Milanovic

      Dog at your groin, bayonet at your throat, 12 gauge blast at your torso, rifle bullet between the eyes, multiple times. Watch out for the anti-personnel traps. Better to rethink your strategy mate.

      • Black

        I have a closet full of guns-big and small. My two grown sons and I know how to use them. The Nancy Boys in my hood-the ones driving $100,000 cars and Country Club memberships courtesy of their “Financial Industry” jobs-the same guys who don’t know how to operate a screwdriver-are easy pickins

        • Zlatko Milanovic

          You sound angry and envious… and not Christian.

          • JC Teecher

            he sounds stupid, like I was referring to yesterday…aka..dumb as a rock.
            In his case, it may be the whole box of rocks.

      • LIZ THE SHIZ

        sounds like a flashback from 1995 in Bosnia

        • Zlatko Milanovic

          Well, at least you survived Liz…the doctor can give you medicine for your PTSD….

  • Carl

    Ironically most people at first will be pretty civilized in the beginning. However, once they realize that not every one shares their common values and morals they will either be killed or become like the others just to survive.

    Most people won’t come to the door and ask and if they do it will be a ruse. The most dangerous group of people in this scenario will be the ones with children. They will do anything to make sure their kids do not starve and that will be their justification for extreme violence and murder.

    The second most dangerous group will be young males without families. They will run in packs and take whatever they want with force. Similar to the gang situations we have now only amp it up a thousand times more.

    Having a core group of people who can work together is key. Being alone with a small group means the larger groups will take what you have. So there is safety in numbers.

    • Cinderella Man

      I would take everything you have in the end of the world Carl. And you couldn’t stop us

      • Carl

        It depends on who has the bigger and badder firepower fella. Never underestimate your enemy. Ego will bite you in the rear faster than you can say…

        • Cinderella Man

          I can tell who is a keyboard warrior fake tough guy and you are definitely full of it Carl. You are a coward who attacks good people and I would be really suprised if you have anyone who would back you up in apocalyptic situations. I have a squad comprised of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and good ol country boys. You better pray you don’t cross our path.

          • goldminer

            Don’t bring your tasty squad to my land. We will eat you.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…I have a squad comprised of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and good ol country boys….”

            ROFLOL, riiiiiiiiiiight

          • socalbeachdude

            Carl is quite correct, but you sound like a pretty clueless “good ole boy” with not much at all upstairs, dude.

        • Zlatko Milanovic

          Yep.

  • Zadim T

    Once the word gets around that you have food and supplies – you will have a continuous line of those ignored to buy anything more than ice- cream and beer. Eventually you will find yourself in the same line with all those people who you just helped out of a situation. Some of us don’t have the extra cash to build up a good stock of food and supplies for feeding the masses who pretended the world was perfect.

    • socalbeachdude

      Your local grocery store will always have plenty of food and supplies and many food items are getting cheaper all the time now.

      • Zadim T

        Really? Where will the local grocery stores get their plentiful food and supplies when the “economy collapses”? The delivery trucks are targets of opportunity for those who believed there will always be food and supplies but realized their fantasy utopian bubble just burst when hunger sets in and their ice cream has melted.

        The term ‘highwaymen’ will make a strong come back once the economy tanks.

        There will be far more hungry people than a delivery driver has bullets.

        • socalbeachdude

          What utter nonsense. What will collapse are ASSET PRICES and that hurts folks with the largest amount of assets (particularly stocks) the most and as to the bottom 50% of America practically none of them have any real net assets so won’t even notice the collapse.

      • Zadim T

        Really? Where will those local grocery stores obtain their plentiful amount of food and supplies once the “economy collapses”?
        a: Amazon Drone delivery?
        b: Looting?
        c: Conjuring?
        d: none of the above since the the stores will be looted clean – lock, stock and barrel a week after the “economy collapses”?

        • socalbeachdude

          Not even the slightest bit of a chance as to your nonsensically nutty scenarios.

  • Cyan

    When the time comes, we cannot bug in due to certain concerns. But no matter who’s porch we wind up on, we won’t be there empty handed either.

    • Cinderella Man

      That’s very sad. I hope you make it. JSS

  • steven454

    If adults are making that choice for themselves (like a husband and wife), then that’s fine. If you have kids though, your moral high-ground decisions impact them and the kids likely don’t have input into this type of family decision making.

    So here’s the scenario:
    – Your preps will feed you, your wife and your kids for 1 year. A lot can happen in a year so there’s reason to believe that this may be adequate to survive the event.
    – A caravan of inlaws and cousins shows up and now you calculate that your preps will be depleted in 1 month. Maybe it’s winter, so you won’t be producing any food and the event is a big one so there won’t be any national guard trucks passing out MREs any time soon.
    – Realistically, being out of food where you are and at the time of year you are at means that there won’t be any food from other sources.

    So – if you are making that choice for yourself, no problem. But I don’t think you have the luxury of going down with the family ship if you are going to be taking your kids with you. Your first obligation is to them.

    • socalbeachdude

      You can always simply go to your local grocery store to buy whatever food you so desire.

  • Zlatko Milanovic

    You’ve got to form CERTs; civilian emergency response teams, to assist first responders in your neighborhood. You can also form neighborhood militias to assist law enforcement. And yes, you have to help your neighbors. We are all going to need each other’s help when that day comes, so help each other. It’s expected by the Lord; remember the golden rule, the Lord’s prayer, etc. Good luck and keep each other safe.

  • jakartaman

    Every now and then I like to look down the road 5-10 years from an altitude of 50,000 feet. What i believe is there is nothing in the foreseeable future that is going to make the world any better. I see many countries like our own that are seriously divided by political/economic/religious. This means that these trends will continue to exacerbate to a breaking point. I believe that this is all being driven by the Global elitist. They are using many fractions to depopulate the world. Muslims, low IQ liberals, the worlds globalist media etc – Why???? they do not need us much longer and we are just killing the planet and using valuable resources.
    Will the economic collapse cause war or will war cause economic collapse or does it matter? Chemical – biological – emp it won’t or very little nuke they want the inferstucture intact whatever its coming

    • JC Teecher

      Salvation and the Blessed Hope of the Kingdom to come, is the only future.

      • jakartaman

        I Believe that too
        They however are not incompatible

  • greanfinisher

    In such a scenario, that would be the least of our worries as the military would be conducting house to house searches, and confiscating whatever arms, staples and goods located on the premises.

    • jakartaman

      No military, no Government, no police/fire, NO LAW

      • socalbeachdude

        Nope, and law enforcement is stronger and better than ever here in the USA.

  • Richard O. Mann

    That has been the problem with prepping. Unless you are set up way out in the boonies, with large fences, walls, and protection, it will get crazy if a major disaster hits. No only with you have your friends and neighbors showing up, you will have all sorts of nasty folks looking for you and your food, water, and whatever else you have. I’m not that big on the TV program “The Walking Dead”, but it does show to some degree what it will be like when society falls apart, food runs out, and who knows what else comes down the pike. My prep for something that bad is a hand gun with at least 2 bullets. If it gets that bad, and I am still here, I use one bullet to off myself. The other is for the wife. She will have to make that decision herself. No one can picture in their minds just how bad life will be if there is a nuke war, EMP device, or any other mass destruction of the existing system. I would not want to try to survive it. Course, I am 63 years old and a Son of God by faith through Christ Jesus. I’d be really happy to leave this world today, now, either by death or rapture. This world sucks. Big time. But, many know nothing but this world. For them, it is survival or death, and death scares them to the point they will do anything to avoid it.

    • greanfinisher

      I was thinking the same. In the event of a nuclear war, only the dead will be the lucky ones.

    • JC Teecher

      You said that right. I am right with you on the checking-out right away part, but God is the Master Planner, and I am His servant to do as He wills.

      • Daddyotis

        Surprised at you, JC. You must see that suicide is not the way to Gods Kingdom?

        • JC Teecher

          I did not say suicide Daddy-o.
          I meant that we would fight till the death over our preps and loved ones.
          Suicide is the cowards way out and it is a sin, as in homicide of the body, albeit one’s own, that is not ours to kill.
          God owns everything, everywhere, except freewill.

          We are ready to give up the ghost anytime God calls our number.
          Sooner rather than later is fine with us.

          • Daddyotis

            I must have misunderstood. I’m in agreement with everything you’ve just written here.

            Apologies and God Bless.

    • goldminer

      Might want to read The Road or see the movie. If you want to know what things will be like. Who’s for lunch?

      • Richard O. Mann

        There are so many movies and books are there that give you just a taste of what it will be like, but you really can’t grasp it unless you have been in some type of war or some third world country where life is a day to day thing. Jesus said that the days of the tribulation will be worse than anything which has happened on earth before and will never happen again. Kinda like all the wars that have ever happened on the earth up to this point, all happening again at the same time. Only worse. Even the description given in Revelation does not do justice to just how bad things will be. Oh well. Guess I’ll enjoy the rest of today. Maybe these allergies will clear up soon. To the Mini Cooper!!!

    • Daddyotis

      Suicide prolly isn’t the best route to Jesus, Ricky. More like headed down to the other guy.

    • socalbeachdude

      What utter nonsense.

  • wahoojed

    It will be Mad Max for everyone.

    • JC Teecher

      Not for us. We will be at the mtn top bug out, and not running around like idiots in pick-em-up trucks as targets for idiots that have snapped and are shooting anyone or anything moving.

      • wahoojed

        Eventually someone will come up your mountain after you. Or you will run out of supplies and have to come down from your mountain in search of food and supplies.

        • JC Teecher

          Not happening, for at least two years, and that is if we can’t even grow a garden for two years or kill deer.

          We got venison jerky enough to live off of for six months, with nothing else; so what else have you got whajoo?

          • JC Teecher

            PS, there are five of us that can shoot the eyes out of squirrels at 75 yds. Unless it is an army with grenades, we can handle all the low-lifes and dirty rotten scoundrels that poke around.

          • Phantom

            What if a predator drone comes flying along with infrared?

          • JC Teecher

            not too worried about that either. Too many big homes a mile or two away, owned by millionaires with big generators and lots of bunkered foods. The people with drones will have their sights on the big payoff, where they can lay and watch.
            As we are on top, we can lay and watch anything that moves below.
            We are incognito, for the most part, and the best part…”not afraid to die”.

          • wahoojed

            If someone finds out what you have, they can gather an army to come and take it from you and kill you off. You can never assume that you’ve got it all figured out. Eventually you will run out of food and supplies.

          • JC Teecher

            ..and if a frog had wings he wouldn’t have to bump his azz everytime he jumps.

          • Guest123

            Some will be heading out to the countryside with scoped deer rifles and in full camo, then lying prone and covered in camo at 100+ yards they will snipe off those in nice woodlands rural retreat, and then live there off their stuff–of course hoping afterwards not to get sniped or overwhelmed by some nasty group themselves.

          • wahoojed

            You can spend part of your limited time studying how to read and spell for one. It’s wahoojed, not whajoo.

          • socalbeachdude

            There will always be an endless supply at your local grocery store. Hellloooo?

        • socalbeachdude

          Just go to the grocery store for any food you may desire and to your hardware or Home Depot for your supplies.

    • socalbeachdude

      Nope. It will be live as always shopping on Rodeo Drive.

  • Just a reader

    Any skeptic of prepping ought to spend some time reading the novel One Second After by William R. Forstchen.

    The human body can survive for several weeks without food, but only a few days without clean water. Property with a clean, reliable water source is invaluable.

    • JC Teecher

      Or a dang good wood fired water distiller. In a worst case scenario, one can turn sewer water into potable distilled water.

      • Just a reader

        I’d like to read more about a wood fired water distiller! Any recommendations on a good source, without my having to Google it?

        • JC Teecher

          Naw, I made mine based on the Old timey liquor still design, that I witnessed while growing up in the backwoods mtns.

          I just reduced the size by about 80% and used Stainless pots and copper tubing. I have never even set it up, but have all the components ready to place the boiling pot over an easily constructed rock and mortar furnace with a 12 ft stove pipe placed into the back.

          The location will be dependent upon the cold water source for the cooling of the worm, for the final process of returning steam to water. We have a spring close by, but it has dried up in the past.
          I can improvise by burying a 100 ft 1/2′ plastic pipe, and recirculating the water in and out of the worm bucket, with my solar powered pump. It has to be cold water.

          No problem, as we expect to provide clean potable water to many folks in the distant neighborhood if need be. many will probably be travelers needing a cool drink of clean water, and a biscuit.
          Peace

          • Just a reader

            I am impressed by your thriftiness, and inspired by your willingness to share not only this design, but also your intent to offer water and biscuit to travelers.

            Would these “backwoods mtns” you speak of happen to be in NC?

          • JC Teecher

            Appalachia.

          • Just a reader

            May God bless you for sharing the water distilling idea!

          • Zlatko Milanovic

            Outstanding…

        • socalbeachdude

          JUST TURN ON YOUR WATER TAP.

      • Zlatko Milanovic

        That’s right! I went to a survival/preppers convention, and one vendor had a device that purified water and produced bleach as a by-product! Awesome!

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

    Will God Turn Away Family, Friends And Neighbors At Your Door When America’s Day Of Disaster Arrives? I THINK NOT and so shouldn’t you!!

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

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  • Leif Erickson

    I will be in a roving gang taking preppers sh!T.

    • JC Teecher

      Not for long, as most preppers are armed to the teeth, and bunkered in for just your types, to send some hollow points through the grey matter.
      Got your Kevlar helmet of protection?
      We got our Helmet of Salvation and carry a might big stick to boot.

      • Zlatko Milanovic

        See? I agree with that!

    • Zlatko Milanovic

      Foolish boy…you’ll be the first to die….

  • Hauptmann

    While raising a key survival issue, the article itself was pointless. Your spider-loving wife and you are going to find that for every mouth you take in will reduce your survivability by using up your resources that much faster but without any guarantee that they would be any kind of an asset, especially for defending what you have been sacrificing to put away for some time. Most of your commenters “get it” but for those that don’t, they’re going to be steamrolled by demands they can’t possibly fulfill. The ant and grasshopper story contains real wisdom.

  • “V”

    Will you change your behavior and allow me to make comments and post’s?

  • Cinderella Man

    Montana

    • JC Teecher

      I have some very fond memories and a good friend in a little town were I have elk hunted out of, called Augusta.
      Possibly moving there part time.

      • Cinderella Man

        That’s a great area. I’m in the central region. Augusta is north of my old town Helena. Too many people in close proximity though. I’d be concerned about road refugees from Great Falls or Helena. The key is geographic isolation. Be able to cut off all acess by blocking key points in a road. Outside of canyons and mountain passes

        • JC Teecher

          I here ya, CM. God’s country outside of the cities, if you can get away from all the wealthy liberals that have bought up ranches.

          My friend lives on a 500 acre ranch up near the Sun River reservoir about 20 miles or so out of town.
          When I first went there in 1989, the sidewalks were still made of wood. Now it even has a stop light.

          I hunted the Scapegoat twice, and got a big elk, found an occupied lion’s den, and pissed off a grizzly bear. Good times with some good people, wilderness camping on the Dearborn.

  • pulltheweeds

    I remember those days of odd and even license plates

    • socalbeachdude

      The world is experiencing a MASSIVE GLOBAL OIL GLUT and that is the case with many commodities including all of the base metals and a huge GRAIN GLUT now where grain is piling up everywhere.

  • pulltheweeds

    ” Maybe they will contain it . After all , I have symphony tickets for tonight .”

  • JJ

    It’s so easy now to say you will feed others…but who, how many??— the whole community AND their friends and family??
    Because that is what you will end up doing.
    Got enough?
    You plan on giving that food to a**holes while your family starve?
    God warned Noah about the flood..He didn’t build the damn Ark!!!

  • T

    I plan to find the people on my “to-do” list and make them a calamity casualty. It is likely the closest any of them will come to an honorable death anyway.

  • Clevey77

    When survival hits those that are unaware of their Normalcy Bias and Cognitive Dissonance…this will for all intentions and purpose, be a giant infection the permeates the entitlement crowed….will I be in need of my neighbors help? Most likely the answer will be yes!…not because I’m unprepared…but because those that band together will most likely survive the calamity of the economic collapse….Not all will survive, as well, to be naïve, that your neighbor will be anything like what one would consider sane under these circumstances…better think again….

    There will be no rapture for the trusting in human religious righous consciousness, as to fore, undo what they perceive to be saved because of that entitlement mentality. As well if you act like you have something, that they don’t, you will become a target once they see or feel you are holding out on them. Hunger and the prospects of death by starvation and the need to protect thier children will be the beginning of mob rule mentality in your neighborhood…Turning your back on that mentality will be your last breath you will ever take……Guts and tenacity will have to over rule sloppy mammby pammby ideologies that have been thought the masses to control the minds of the very same….once your good neighbor? in hindsight, may be your nemesis of sorrows while they are wallowing in anger at those that won’t share….and even if you do, it will not be enough, because of thier lack of prudent intention and normalcy bias centered around some saviors grace.

    For those that have been Prudent and wise…..Let’s just say survival of the fittest will become the order of the day and trust will be in your ability to protect your family to the fullest extent of you god given right to keep them safe by any means….For those that judge others to deserve charity most likely they will have something to offer in the union of trust where there will me no trust other than action and reaction……

    As sad as this sounds….be brave in the thought you may have to do the unthinkable…because men are humans and humans want to survive. Until some semblances of order and just prudence once again become established many will perish and many of the prudent will die because that prepared for the worst….all else is wishful thinking as civilize men become wanting animals on the survival trail of rape and pillage…

    Get real and prep…face your normalcy bias and cognitive dissonance with all prudence…those that help themselves, god will help…because god gave us a mind and a brain to see the light within the darkness of confusion and a mentality that says…..if you help yourself first then you have the capacity for being charitable, by volition of virtue, and solid thinking and preparation. At this point one may really know what they are going to do as the situation presents itself case by case… When the time comes to face the zombie mindset, discretion must be eliminated from thought and action the just result of planning and willful cognitive situational reaction…..all else will mean probability SNAFU…FUBAR…end game.

  • krebdoon12tokee

    there was a twilight zone episode about this. back in the 60’s, the fear was nuclear….

    now, it is fear of monkeys. are you prejudiced against monkeys?

    • anonymous

      Don’t worry, one day you too will find a prime mate….

    • JC Teecher

      yep. the ones that spread aids.

      • krebdoon12tokee

        don’t have sex with a monkey!!!!!

        • JC Teecher

          I dislike monkeys and parrots, especially those in cages.
          Both will bite the crap out of you and poop on you.

          when I was four, a talking parrot at the local feed and seed store bit the blood out of my index finger, and laughed a shrilling cackle and said in a loud voice for everyone to hear..

          “Bird bite boy”, cackle cackle cackle
          “bird bite boy” cackle cackle.

          I ran outside to granny waiting in the pick up and cried in her lap. The owner came out an checked on me and snapped at granny, that he had a sign on the cage, “Do Not put fingers in cage, he bites”.
          Granny snapped back at his head, “this youngin is only four years old, and he can’t read your stupid sign.”

          it’s funny now, but not when all those grown men were laughing their azzes off at the bird, and me flying out the door.

  • wtnss4Jesus

    PREPAREDNESS PUSHING IS A TRAP

    Jesus knows what tricks Satan has up his sleeve and that he will use all this “preparedness pushing” as a trap to ensnare those without faith who trust in themselves or other people. His goal is to make individuals so desperate and hopeless that they end up turning to his agents (mere humans) for help instead of trusting in Jesus. Don’t fall for Satan’s trick!

    God says, “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans and turn their hearts away from the Lord. They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. . .But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat” (persecution) “or worried by long months of drought” (suffering). “Their leaves stay green, (with hope and confidence in Jesus) and they go right on producing delicious fruit (fruit of the Spirit). (Jeremiah 17:5-8; Gal 5:33-36)

    So listen to Jesus! That is why He tells us clearly, (paraphrased) “Do not store up treasures here on earth” (anything of value to you) that can rot, be eaten by moths, or be stolen…because where your treasures are there your heart (trust) will be also. (Matthew 6:19) We must humble ourselves like children, admit our dependence on Jesus, and trust in Him like a baby depends on its mother, because He is our daily bread! He gives us our daily necessities (Matt 6:2-34), He protects us from our enemies (Psalm 121) so that we do not suffer more than we can bear (1Cor 10:13) as we endure persecution patiently (Rev 14:12), and He guards our souls from the Devil and temptations so that we may have eternal life. (1John 5:18; Psalm 121:7) But we must repent, turn from our sins, and pray each day to our Heavenly Father asking Him to “give us our daily bread”! (Matt 6:11) And when He does, remember to say ‘Thank You’ in the name of Jesus.

    We have already been warned that all of our stuff will be taken from us, as a test of faith. (Micah 6:13-16; Lamentations 5:2; Hebrews 10:34 NLT) We have already been warned that we will experience hunger, just like Jesus did for our sakes, as a test of faith. (Matt 4:1-11) We must stand firm during these fiery tests of faith just like Jesus did for us, to save us from our sins, or we will lose our prize of eternal life. (read Isaiah and Jeremiah for a screenshot on future events)

    Jesus says: Matthew 16:25 “Whoever wants to save His life will lose it but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.” Matthew 6:33: (paraphrased) Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will wear. Your Heavenly Father already knows all your needs. If you live for Him and make His Kingdom your primary concern, He will give you all you need each day!

    (parenthesis mine)

    • Carl

      wtnss4Jesus WROTE “So listen to Jesus! That is why He tells us clearly, “Do not store up treasures
      here on earth” (anything of value to you) that can rot, be eaten by
      moths, or be stolen…because where your treasures are there your heart
      (trust) will be also. (Matthew 6:19)”

      As advice on NOT to prep. While I do not believe the bible I do know that is NOT what this chapter and verse means in the slightest. It is not talking about taking care of you and your own (which is what prepping does). It is referring to trinkets and junk. Status symbols such as expensive clothes, jewelry, cars, houses, etc.

      It is also talking about spirituality (which is not religion) as the true treasure that can be given too anyone. It is the comfort in your soul that you have regardless of the amount of money or material wealth you accumulate here on earth.

      There are many who are poor yet happy. As there are many who have much yet are miserable.

      The thing about nature is that no matter where you live be it a dirt poor shack or the largest mansion on a hilltop the sunset and sunrises are just as pretty if you only look up.

  • ExtremeRC

    Those who don’t prepare are like the 5 foolish virgins. God has given His people the warnings of what is approaching.

    As Christians, we will do what we can to help others. But not at the expense of our own families. We cannot save the world from their own unpreparedness.

  • Personally, I am more and more concerned, although I always say I shouldn’t (God hears my prayers), as we get closer and closer to fall into the abyss. The only thing that will save us, as far as I have studied the Laws of Creation for years (by The Laws of Creation I don’t only mean what, for example, Stephen Hawkins means by this, I add to Quantum Physics, Relativity Theory, etc., Laws such as: “What you resit, persists”, or “If you want something very, very strongly, you will get precisely that ‘wanting’ back from the Universe, i.e., you’ll never get what you want (that is happening to Donald Trump, the more he wants to make America – false way of saying the US – ‘great again’ the less he will get it, but he will get more wanting of it!)”, the only thing that will save us is our decision to change our destiny. Our destiny is reaping what we sowed. But it is possible to change that by our will. Unfortunately many, many people don’t want to change their way of thinking and, what your 3 entity system: mind – expressed words – actions is doing is the same it has been doing all the time. You have to change your basic ideas of who you are, what your mission is, what your purpose of living is, for a real change in the entire world. Not crazy, racist, furious, irrational Trump, your spouse, your uncle, or anybody out there should change, no, YOU must change for a real change to happen. Period. What I am doing to help people instead of slamming the door at them? Well, I have dedicated many, many years to help others, something modern society cannot stand! If I give a poor guy money, a close family member would say ‘Why didn’t you give that money to me?’ This is one example out of a million how modern society rejects, critizices, disdains somebody helping others and not being like everybody is supposed to be: greedy, selfish, thinking of being superior to others (Trump and the US with regards to their ‘enemies’, North Korea, for example – The US can have atomic bombs, they are superior, wiser, less-selfish, more civilized, etc., compared to the rest of the world, wich is very, very primitive in comparison). And, now i have invented a subscription system in the Internet, were people really wanting a real change can subscribe to. I explain who we are, those that subscirbe: We think the way many thought those days the American Independence was declared on July 4th, 1776: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
    that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
    Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of
    Happiness.” We know we are the greatest community in the world, because, during the times after independence, when there were the Confederate States, nobody in Europe accepted that non united conglomerate of people as a Real Nation. But the first president of the US is considered to be George Washington, when ther was the Union, and the differences were put aside between the Confederate Staes. We retake what made The US great: The similarities, the same value before God of everybody, for ‘In God We Trust’. Nowadays The US is a less and less developed county in comparison with other countries in the world. It is a country that doesn’t invite others as guests (they build all kinds of walls rejecting and spitting on others). They mistrust everybody. They don’t believe even in themselves. They are a Dictatorship Country, much more in comparison nowadays with what was the comparison with the Soviet Union during the days of cold war. They were the dictators, the US were the Land of Freedom. Since George W. Bush and 9/11, after Bush invented terrorism to justify warfare money and US superiority, (the terrorists in the hijacked planes were from Saudi Arabia, Osama Bin Laden, their ally during the war with Russia in Afghanistan became their enemy, you can never trust the US “friendship”) the US has become the Land of terror and slavery, the Land of persecution Nowadays any american cityzen can be detained and killed, tortured, or anything, without the right to get a lawyer, just becasue of being suspect of terrorism. -that is maybe worse than the times of the Gestapo or the KGB or the Stasi…-. Yes, if you want to change from Fear to Love, join what I am doing for change: join my community I am building worldwide (we were all created equal) to help you ourt during the catastrophe that is already here. We are the strongest community in the world, becase we learn from History, and copy the way of thinking during the times of George Washington. Write to me: webmaster@ventasvrim.com. I might add English to my Site.

  • KJQ

    As a God fearing Christian I know that my primary duty is to provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of my wife and sons. If being charitable to those who came to our door would mean we would starve to death (say before our next crop is planted & harvested), then I would be failing. It is fine to say you couldn’t turn anyone away, but what if 100’s or thousands come to your door (e.g. you help a few, word gets out, and the whole neighborhood/town comes knocking)? Will all of you dying please God? If so, why do you not give away all that you have now to the poor (there are billions of them who could/would take your resources today)?

  • I can understand not discussing this sort of thing with family and close friends if they’re virulently anti-prepping, but otherwise, I can’t imagine not talking about this to some extent with them. I have, have taken the extra people into account in my prepping, and they understand that my (rural) house is a rally point and refuge in case of disaster.

    That said, they also understand that coming there will include responsibilities. Whether or not they could live up to those remains to be seen (heck, for that matter, I know I’ll only be sure of myself when tested). But I won’t be turning those closest to me away at the point of a shotgun.

  • Danny B

    If you can’t feed em all and you can’t kill em all,,, you have to get out. Guns really aren’t the answer. If you kill 100 of them for every one of you that gets killed, it is still a loss. I have land on a river surrounded by open land. When the right people show up, I’ll support them for a couple of days while showing them around the unoccupied property. I’ll tell them to pick out an area to farm. I’ll help them get started. I want people with kids so that they have a definite investment in the future. I’ll help them get started until their first crop comes in. I bough land with a super long growing season.
    I also bout a few tillers. The old farts are going to get it the worst. I hope to be able to go around roto-tilling for people who want to garden.

  • JC Teecher

    Irvin also teaches that a holy temple will be rebuilt and the sacrificing of animals will start up again. Wrong!
    He also teaches a 7 year peace treaty by Antichrist. Wrong!
    he also teaches that he believed in the pre-trib for decades, when it was in the Bible all those years he had been preaching it. Why had he not read and believed? He was listening to other men’s doctrines.

    Be careful with Irvin Baxter, or you might be wasting time and $$, with him.

  • JC Teecher

    Jesus taught a one time return, whereby every eye would see, and every knee would bow. he never taught a secret, return before that, whereby he hides in the clouds and hollers at pre-tribbers, come on up, and buses/cars crash, and planes fall out of the sky. Bull caca.

    • Richard O. Mann

      That’s right dude. As I said, Jesus did not teach anything about the rapture. That was left up to Paul and John and even some by Peter. Jesus taught nothing about the Church, the church age, and a split return. He also taught nothing about the tribulation being an event. If you depend on the Gospels for you information concerning the 7 year tribulation, the rapture of the church and even the second coming of Jesus to the earth, you will find yourself very short on information, and very lacking on truth. Are you a Jesus only believer? You believe only what is said in the Gospels, and don’t believe in what Paul wrote? You sound like one of them.

      • JC Teecher

        Whatever works for you, Richard.
        I have no ax to grind with you or anyone about the pre-trib lie.
        I have the scriptures to go on, and it is not all about finding a verse here or there.

        Speaking of an “any moment” return of Christ, Paul taught the Thessalonians in Chapter 4, about where the dead are.
        They are not in a grave sleeping.
        1Th 4:13

        But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep,…
        Th 4:14
        For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
        This proves they, the dead, in Christ/saved, are with God in Heaven now.
        Then Paul went on to tell of how the return of Christ takes place, and how the spirit/breath of life body, changes from flesh, at the Last Trump, just as Christ returns…once.
        The last trump is the seventh, not the sixth when Antichrist/Satan returns.

        Thess 4 : 16 & 17 is where the whole ideology of the pre-trib is centered around, but Paul was not talking about a pre-trib return of Christ; he was talking about Christ’s one return, at the last trump.

        The Thessalonians, or a majority of them, got all worked up and took this message as to mean that Christ could come at any moment. As the people became determined that an any moment return and body change/rapture, was coming soon, Paul went back and wrote 2 Thess. and a more direct message to try and get them to understand that there would be no any moment return of Christ, until certain conditions were met.

        2Th 2:1

        Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
        2Th 2:2
        That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us (speaking precisely of the letter/scripture in 1st Thess 4) , as that the day of Christ is at hand.

        Will not happen at any moment is what Paul is teaching. So…
        2Th 2:3
        Let no man deceive you by any means: (out of ignorance or just plain false teaching) for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

        The great Apostasy, which is the falling away/apart, of the Christian Church (happening today) must come first, and…(get this) the man already sentenced to die, by name, Lucifer/Satan/the Dragon must be revealed.
        Not only must he be revealed, but just before Christ shows up, he must sit in the Temple in Jerusalem, claiming to be God. this is referred to as the Abomination of Desolation or better translated, the abomination by the “desolator”.

        So, Paul makes it very clear for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.
        There can be “NO” gathering back to Christ by the changing into Spirit bodies/rapture, of any person that is still alive in the flesh, until after these conditions are met.
        But I guess Paul was too confusing in his words for scholars to understand the simplicity of which this relates.

        If not for the events happening in 1830 when a crazed woman said she saw a vision of flying away to meet Christ, and a couple preachers seized the opportunity to come up with the any moment, pre-trib, fly away, feel good, escapism, doctrine; to fill up pews, this would not even be an issue for discussion.
        Over and out.

        • Richard O. Mann

          Not out. The mention of the rapture of the church goes all the way back to at least the first century by the early church fathers. I see you using the same “lie” that all the non pre trib believers use, and that is the Darby 1830 crazed woman dribble. Research has been done, and the mention of the rapture, pre trib, goes much farther than that. The trib went out of fashion when the Catholic church took over about AD300. They were much more concerned with the here and now, money, power, etc, than the yet to be. They had no desire what so ever to see Jesus return to set up his kingdom. Most who still hang on to the mid or post trib or no rapture at all, can think the Catholic church for it. The only reason this is a topic for discussion is that we are the end of this age. The world is falling apart all around use, and there is no hope life in this life or this world. I figure you must be really well off, and are a big time prepper who believes you can make it through the tribulation some how. I hope that you know for sure that your are born again. That is the bottom line in this discussion. Do you know where you would spend eternity if you were to die right now? Do you profess that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the light, and the only way to God, and the only name given to man for salvation of the soul? If so, then we have more in common that not. I will hold to my understanding of the rapture, tribulation, and many other beliefs, until proven wrong, or have my mind changed by the Holy Ghost. Until then, rock on dude. HA!!! Love that movie.

          • JC Teecher

            I gave you the scripture, (but mainly for those not locked in by delusion and stupor) to see what Christ said.
            I then gave you the scripture of what Paul said, of whom you claim to follow, but can’t discern his writings for the security blanket you have pulled up over your eyes…along with the wool.

            Now I am gonna give proof that establishment religionists / aka bible scholars/men with doctorates that are indoctrinated with Satan’s lie; have done in direct contradiction of what God says about the false teaching of an any moment-flyaway, to save your soul, doctrine.
            What they have done is one of the biggest sins to ever be committed against God. Change His Holy Word, to their own, to perpetuate a lie.

            Read Ezekiel, especially verses 18 thru 22.
            I will offer a quick overview of what God is saying in these verses.
            He is saying that He is against the false teachers/preachers, that teach His children to fly away in a rapture, in order to save their souls; when He has His outstretched arms and hands to protect them.

            NOW! Read the same verses in the newer/later translations of those same verses in the New Living Bible and many others. The so-called scholars have completely changed the true meaning, and God’s word to invoke something about magic charms and birds.
            Why? Why did they change God’s word? To eliminate any chance that someone would read and understand that the fly-away pre-trib, to escape tribulation of Antichrist, is a lie, perpetuated by men with ulterior motives for keeping the pre-trib message alive within the church.

            Those that are responsible for taking away God’s Words, as He revealed them directly to Ezekiel, are in grave danger according to Rev 22 : 19.

            So be it. Amen!

          • Richard O. Mann

            What ever dude. You did not answer my big question. Are you born again? If you died today, do you know where you would spend eternity? Death can come long before the rapture. You ready?

          • JC Teecher

            So that is all you have to say, when it is clear as a bell, what God is saying. If you do not understand where the lie comes from, and how God knew it was part of Satan’s plan, for humanity, just before he was released from his chains in Heaven, by God’s warnings in this 13th Chapter in Ezekiel, then you will most likely never get the message thru your indoctrinated mind.
            It is between you and God, and not my burden to bear.
            My salvation is between me and My Saviour and my Heavenly Father. We got it all worked out, so nice try in changing the subject, and making this about me.

            It has never been about me, i am just a servant and doing the work i am led to do. You have been a great help, by feeding into the plan, so I can get these important scriptures out there for those that are still straddling the fence on the pre-trib rapture.

            See, God used you, dickey, and jimmy, as pawns to help me do the work He has intended, as help to others.
            Apparently there is no help left for you two. Good luck, cause you boys are gonna need it.
            Peace out.

          • Richard O. Mann

            “My salvation is between me and My Saviour and my Heavenly Father. We got it all worked out,”

            Yadda, yadda, yadda. Yep. I’ve heard that before. Hope you do. I know I do. That’s all that matters.

  • IMHO

    It’s really very simple. What do you bring to the table? Circumstances will have a lot to do with it so their is no blanked answer. One thing for sure is that economic collapse will not be what brings this kind of scenario on. Economic collapse will only usher in the governments takeover of all that you have prepped for.

    • socalbeachdude

      Huh?

      • IMHO

        Huh?

  • Blankety-Blank

    It’s too bad that you confuse so much vitally important perspective with absolutely absurd religious bias. Human cultures have experienced all kinds of sex. One man’s depravity is another’s cultural norm. To condemn one or another such consensual activity is to distract attention from your vital message and to disdain the tremendous positive interpersonal value of human proclivities toward self-satisfaction which harm nobody. Then there’s the drug craziness of ours society. It doesn’t so much reflect weakness of character as it does the idiotpoliticians incentivizing of drug play. It is a direct result of political incompetence. Or perhaps government evil? The CIA has helped a lot of immoral groups throughout the world by assisting them in earning cash by selling drugs. We learned during Prohibition that legislating morality regarding individual actions results in INCREASED participation in that activity, driving up prices and generating huge profits for the worst of the worst among evildoers, widely spreading bribery and corruption of police and government agencies… on and on, all with no conceivable benefit to anyone except those self-arrogating do-gooders who want to claim that they are legislating for the benefit of society even when there is compendious evidence that the opposite is true. Otherwise, you are correct, and perhaps my observations reflect that. People are often buffoons. Even when they learn the history of awful events throughout human experience, even when they keep up with the news, an awful lot of them seem incapable of taking that next logical step and preparing themselves and their families. People are irrational, that’s all there is to that, their heads a full of hay and fleas and rags…(Lerner & Lowe got it half right.)

  • juanisaac

    Do not forget about the countries that will send American refugees away. This country is sure getting rid of its illegals until that day when my countrymen will become illegals themselves. Imagine a WWWIII or a pandemic where we are sent behind our wall.

    • socalbeachdude

      Huh? Practically NO PROGRESS has been made at all in getting the 20 million to 30 million ILLEGAL ALIENS removed from the USA.

  • John

    Stop telling everyone what you are doing and you will have less people on your doorstep. Be the Grey Man. The Grey Man is always invisible in plain sight.

    The Grey
    Man is totally aware of his environs, his own capabilities or lack
    thereof, his weaponry and his levels of competence with that weaponry.
    He constantly strives to improve upon both his capabilities and
    competence. In public, he is always respectful, even to the point of
    obsequiousness if the situation calls
    for it. He always appears to be just a little confused by what is
    happening around him, while in reality he is alertly doing a tactical
    assessment.

    The Grey Man NEVER draws attention to himself by
    word, dress, action, or mannerism. The Young Grey Man is dismissed as a
    wimp, the Older as a doddering old fool. The Grey Man derives great
    inner satisfaction from having this portrayal of himself accepted by all
    he meets, for it means he is succeeding in his disguise of his actual
    persona.

    The Grey Man is a private man. He practices with his
    weaponry in private, or only with his fellow Grey Men, always in a
    secluded location. If he must resort to use of a public facility, he
    schedules his practice for times when he is likely to be the only one
    there. At such times he would probably wear bright clothing, to be
    remembered only as ‘that guy in the red jacket and sunglasses’, a quite
    different person from his usual persona. If right-handed, he would
    always occupy the leftmost station on a NRA bullseye pistol range, with
    his back to an observer, or the rightmost one for riflery or combat
    pistol practice. He would not have his name emblazoned on clothing or
    equipment, nor would he have any noteworthy affiliation proclaimed on
    his cap. “He’s just a guy. Comes every Wednesday morning for his
    coffeebreak. Always pays cash.”

    The Grey Man does not drive
    a pink Cadillac with steer horns on the hood, NOR does he drive the
    biggest mutherin’ 4X4-with-all-the-bells-and-whistles
    BOV in the lot. The older his vehicle is, the rustier, the less likely
    it is to draw attention (or to be stolen, for that matter). This vehicle
    is, under its exterior, scrupulously maintained and in excellent
    running order. If pulled over by authority on the basis of appearance,
    it can be shown to meet or exceed all requirements under licensing laws,
    and an obsequious co-operative manner precludes a search under the
    seats. The Grey Man does not speed on the highway: cruise control is his
    friend. So is the Highway Patrol: he waves to any he sees. If he
    travels the same route constantly, at the same times, The Grey Man
    becomes a ‘fixture’ and can be dismissed from conscious observation.

    It
    helps the Survivor to build up this persona of The Grey Man gradually
    and over time. The anti-gun sheeple neighbors will quickly rat out the
    ‘Patriot’ who is always loudly declaiming about his ‘Rights’ and ‘what
    will happen if they try to take my guns’. The Grey Man goes far out of
    his way never to offend anyone, imitating the duck which appears calm on
    the surface of his pond whilst paddling like hell under the surface.

    Be
    seen as conservative in all you do. A Survivor is a Grey Man, and that
    little old grey man alone over there in the corner is probably a
    Survivor!

    And that young guy next to him? Just another wimp? Or are they both watching each other’s backs?

    Making
    the other guy waste precious time in assessing the situation is a big
    part of staying alive. Practice being grey now, while there’s time to
    build your skills.

  • mrsweettooth

    Almost makes prepping pointless..what are you going to do, eat your stash while the child next door starves? The unwashed masses will just kill and loot the prepared households, anyway. Only those right out in the countryside with land, kin & guns will have a chance..

  • Brendan Patnode

    when you fall short its your own dam falt

  • socalbeachdude

    We now have a MASSIVE GLOBAL OIL GLUT. I’d suggest you keep up with the realities of commodities.

  • MAK

    People can only hoard and save so much. NO one can save enough food and water for everyone who may come a knocking. Although I have nothing against prepping, prepping alone will not be enough. The mockers out there that do not believe disaster will come will be the first desperate ones at your door.
    There is only ONE hope, and that is Jesus Christ. You must give up your life to Him, making Him your Savior and Lord. For those who can believe, God will multiply food as it is given away. There is always enough in this way. I
    In God’s Word, He supplies to His people in many different ways supernaturally. We can ill afford to just depend on natural ways. Proverbs 3:5-6. God will, in these end times supply our needs in many different ways in order to sustain us and help others, both naturally and spiritually. For many mockers it may be too late for only those who believe in their hearts and confess with their mouths, that Jesus is Lord, will be saved and preserved for eternal life.

  • geoffandmarie418@aol.com

    If the American people had stood together and acted a while back instead of acting like sheeple and letting the elite and the mega corporations take over we wouldn’t be in this situation we are in now. Duh!!!

  • Soldier Girl

    Been informing many to have at least 6 months of supplies- but No they don’t! So they coming knocking- will not be welcomed in our home. Remember if you feed a stray dog they will keep coming back & they will bring others and try to take what is yours, so don’t give them that opportunity! Must always be prepared to defend your castle.

  • George W Hill Jr

    my dad said son you can not live forever…you have a time apportioned to you…there are many factors are involved …these are not your decisions … but you have free-will …but I ask son two two things for me …all ways do the “right ” thing as you been taught …and do your best … so yes I will help as long it is the right thing …so when you look at head stones know that its not the dates that important but the dash-

  • George W Hill Jr

    I think your philosophy is correct… if you have too much you are just a target ..if you freely share as much as you can …community will reward you … and you know its not how long you live or if you have the most toys but How you live is the key to a further evolution of the human race …

  • Eric Shorter

    I don’t even need to read the article. Already know the answer from reading the headline: YES!

  • wtnss4Jesus

    Jesus says, “Suppose you see a brother or sister who needs food or clothing, and you say, ‘Well, good-bye and God bless you; stay warm and eat well’ – but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? So you see, it isn’t enough just to have faith. Faith that doesn’t show itself by good deeds is no faith at all – it is dead and useless.” (James 2:14-17 NLT)

  • Tjm Mac

    Reminds me of the fable, Ant & grasshopper…
    The fable describes how a hungry grasshopper begs for food from an ant
    when winter comes and is refused. The situation sums up moral lessons
    about the virtues of hard work and planning for the future

  • Bruce

    If we have a full blown economic collapse then most likely the question will be moot as most relatives will not even be able to get to your door. Without doubt in a full blown collapse it will be suicide to get out and try to go anywhere. Understand that the ensuing and relentless carnage will mean thousands of gangs will be eagerly waiting for you to get out and about.
    There will be no police or military. We will be on our own. A word about guns. There are some who are very anti-gun and would never have one in their house, which is your right. However, You will not survive. You will become a statistic, early on. Without question if you can’t defend what you have then you will NOT have it!

  • georgeIIII

    They are generally much more tender too if you know how to prepare them !

  • georgeIIII

    Touche’

  • alexb1

    All but those who I’ve already made “plans” with will be shot without warning. In a SHTF scenario, kindness = suicide.

  • toktomi

    I don’t know what your preparations are but just for the sake of illustration, let’s assume you have enough food for five people for three years. When a hundred people show up for handouts, you then have enough food for less than two months.

    You plan on turning nobody away? You must be either disingenuous or naive. These are the kinds of things that you write that make me regret forsaking my commitment to never visiting your site.

    ~toktomi~

  • Kevin Straub

    Well, I would say that love is the answer but true love means that you not only give of yourself, but you give people their choices. It is not controlling. This means also that you must let them have the consequences of those choices.

    We have been years in preparation of a homestead with the potential to help others should they need to show up on our step. However, this does not mean we find them a room and serve them breakfast promptly at 7:30 AM, making sure the fire is stoked so they can wash up in comfort. No, they must get up at 6:00 and prepare the fire, themselves and breakfast, earnestly looking forward to a day’s hard work in the gardens, yard, household, and in the fall, putting up the preserves that will fuel their bodies and the wood that will heat their quarters through the long winter months.

    If they cannot lower themselves to do the hard work it takes to sustain themselves and a little extra to cover for the weak among us, then they will not survive because their place will be given to those who are willing to endure hardship, to do what it takes to make it through the duties of the day and to do it without complaining (the 11th commandment around here is “Thou shalt not whine”).

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