Thursday, September 30, 2010

Home Made Electronic Warfare

Law Enforcement's Secret Use of GPS Devices

Lawsuit accuses GPS firm of aiding domestic abuse


Tired of it?

Download full instructions, parts lists, sources with clickable links, construction notes and schematic HERE for PDF version or HERE for MS Word Version.

Both versions have the schematic attached. However, the resolution of the schematic isn't that great. I would recommend saving the image above or downloading it from HERE to ensure you can see everything accurately.

Not up to building one?

Visit the Jammer World or Jammer Store

Please be aware that more and more, these devices are becoming illegal, Fox News Story, so its up to you to decide.

'Feds radiating Americans'? Mobile X-ray vans hit US streets

Z-Backscatter Van website be aware that these can be installed in many commercial vans. They won't all look like the Mercedes at the website.

There isn't an easy way to shield yourself from x-ray scanning, but you can build an inexpensive detector to notify you of an x-ray source operating in the area.

What you want to build is a simple circuit, such as this one below. Click the image to visit the website.

It uses a photo transistor to detect light and activate a relay which you can wire to an output of your choice.

A photo transistor does NOT detect x-rays, so we'll need to trick it. We will turn x-rays into visible light.

You'll need glue that will dry to a transparent film. You can use spray on or liquid. 3M makes many such products.

You'll also need Zinc Sulfide powder (ZnS). NASCO carries it, and it is widely available.

Zinc Sulfide is the stuff that makes the ghostly green glow in the dark products that activate after being exposed to light. It also glows when exposed to x-rays and gamma rays.

Coat the detector end of the photo transistor with a THIN coat of glue. Dip into the zinc sulfide, let dry, shake off the excess. Repeat one more time.

After it is good and dry use electrical tape or shrink wrap to cover the detector on the photo transistor. Visible light will not penetrate and activate the device if the detector is completely covered. X-rays and gamma rays will and they will cause the ZnS powder to glow, thus activating the photo transistor.

To test your device, bring it near an old tube style television. The older the better, especially if it is black and white. TVs using a Cathode Ray Tube emit x-rays, the older TVs more than the newer ones. You could also use a CRT style computer monitor. VR1 in the circuit adjusts circuit sensitivity, so you may need to adjust it. Ideally, you want it as sensitive as possible.

Or you can go to Granger and buy this.

The NukeAlert keychain is another relatively inexpensive option. It reacts to x-rays and gamma rays as well.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Oberkommando Der Allgemeine Und Waffen Shutzstaffel


Obama uber alles, mein herr!

65 Jahre! Die Amerikaner werden schließlich beendet!

Janet Napolitano oversees what is equal to the worst elements Wehrmacht Germany ever produced. Homeland Security has increased its reach and depth to nearly every part of what was once a free America.

Now she seeks to bug websites, social networking sites, your text messages, your phone calls, your e-mails and anything else she can get her filthy paws on. They want to force encryption program authors to include back doors.

Visit this site, Nationwide SAR Initiative, to kiss what is left goodbye. Your brain dead liberal neighbors will be informing on you.

Oberkommando Napolitano

Read a government shill's soft peddling of this crap here at The New York Times

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

In The Wind: Permanent Magnet Generator

Download how to permanent magnet generator (PMG) plans. HERE

This generator is suitable for use as a wind generator or as a hydro generator. Both uses are covered in this in-depth manual. This manual covers the construction of the generator only. Courtesy of Scoraig Wind Electric

Visit the above site for information on designing your own blades.

Another tutorial on building an PMG: Alt from Scratch

How to make blades from PVC pipe: Your Green Dream

Many DC motors that use permanent magnets in their design may easily be adapted for use in home-brew power systems.

Below is a video of a motor donated by a treadmill. (Pssst...guys....if the wife bought you a treadmill to "help" you lose weight....this is a good way to get rid of it).

Coincidentally, you can also use them to build your own precision tooling if that's more up your alley. See this Instructable Article.

If you're really upset with the wife, steal her washing machine's Smart Drive motor. I have a GE motor from one of the GE Harmony washers, and it looks very similar. I will have to investigate further.

More on the design HERE.

Need a simple charge controller? One of the easiest I have seen.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Websites Of Interest: More evil plans for the freedom fighter.


There's some very cool how to articles at this site as well as product reviews.

Blowgun. Penetrate 1/2 inch of solid wood with this home made weapon

Rope Dart. Strike fear and steel into your foes.

The Sling. Power of a .45 in your pocket.

Keychain Sling: Nice way to conceal a weapon.

Pocket Sized Oil Lamp: Go to the light!

Now, there may come a time when we may have to build certain items to advance the cause of Freedom.

Home Made Rocket Motors: A how to.

Next on the parade......


Its one of those "men's" websites teaching wanna be men how to be men, and has some cheesy content like "Food As Foreplay". Personally, I can't see making any effort beyond, "Its dead. It's suitably charred. Its on a plate. There's no dirt on it. Eat."

Just kidding, ladies!

However, jump straight through to Outdoor Activities and peruse the subcategories on the left.

There are stunning articles there such as:

How To Camp Nude errr..... it says to "bring friends along".

How To Cook Eggs While Camping okay, I'm really finding out how badly the public must be informed on basic survival skills.

How To Hike Nude in PHOENIX? Phoenix? Arizona? Neked in the desert? ARE YOU FREAKING CRAZY?

How To Pitch A Tent. With all this nudity going around. Neked campers. Neked hikers. If they're attractive females, shouldn't be much of a problem.

How To Use A 12v Battery When Camping In The Rain. This is quoted from the article, "To use a 12V battery with a 12V system when camping in the rain, the first thing you need to do is get a 12V battery". I'm banging my head as I write this. Oh, Lord, please don't let these people find me when TSHTF.

How To Use A Hunting Knife Safely. Again quoting, "Start by keeping the sharp edge away from your hands and body."!

Best Trails For Nude Hiking In Tucson. Okay, "men's" magazine with an emphasis on being naked all the time in the desert. Uh.....maybe I'm on the wrong website.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Who Controls America's Wealth?

Graphic from the website: Who Rules America?
The top 10% of America's households (families) control 83% of America's wealth.

This data was for 2007, after the bailouts and handouts to the "too big to fails", I'm sure that concentration of wealth has increased.

Click the image above, or click here: Who Rules America? to visit the website of Professor G. William Domhoff, UC Santa Cruz. Biography here.

Professor Domhoff theorized in his 1967 book "Who Rules America?" that the United States is ruled by a power elite. That power elite is comprised of the owners and manager of corporations, large property owners, agribusinesses and banks. Professor Domhoff makes the argument that these individuals make for a governing and ruling class that dominate the federal government, and by extension, state and local governments.

Professor Domhoff doesn't make wild accusations or speculations in his work, but provides empirical evidence to back up his claims.

Those of us who work every single day and pay attention to our society and governments every day have watched the shifting of power to a more centralized model. This shift of power has crept into every facet of our lives, and any attempt at innovation, individual thought, and individual action is systematically being stamped out or co-opted.

We understand socialism and oligarchies.

Our indignation at being treated as strictly sources for labor and wealth has lead to a small scale rebellion called the Tea Party. When it became patently obvious it wasn't going away even with the name calling, false claims of "racism", and threats of labeling participants "terrorists", every attempt is being made to co-opt it.

I understand that decrying the centralization of wealth sounds vaguely "communist" in a strictly Marxist interpretation of my comments. It is anything but.

This nation was founded on, among other principles, that all men are created equal. Much has been said about what the Founding Fathers meant when they said "men". Some have said they meant only "males", others "white males" but I think they spoke of the race of Man.


All of Mankind.

These people were visionaries, and thought beyond the pettiness of their day. I think they knew what they strove for was within the hearts of all men, no matter their race or creed.


I think they hoped that Freedom would be extended to all of Mankind once it had fertile ground on which to establish itself, unfettered, inviolate by the constraints of those who feared for their own privileged positions.

I think they had a faith in a Creator, and faith in those who would follow them in time. Faith that their words would be understood for what they were.

Plain. Simple. Easily understood. Not given to the foppery of the European great houses of the day, or the grandiloquence of the pronouncements of those houses.

Even today, as atrocious as our public schools have become, a well educated twelve year old can tell you what is meant by the Declaration Of Independence and The Bill of Rights. No law degree needed.

Man being created equal means that others do not have the right or privilege to deprive their fellow citizens of their own rights. The ability to travel freely. To speak freely. To petition for redress of grievances. To deny anyone the due process of law.

They also can not deny anyone the right to work, to build or establish a concern or company. They don't have the right to claim rights for a legal fiction called a corporation, and they do not have the right to convey the right of personhood on that legal fiction.

They do not have the right to shut you out from creating, and building your own wealth. Yet, that is what they do every single day.

Our own sense of sanctity for the Constitution and Bill of Rights has often been our own undoing. We've failed to protect what is our birthright because we so valued the concepts within, that we were unwilling to deny others the same protection, even as we knew they were using them for nefarious purposes.

Fortunately, The Founding Fathers built in a failsafe.

"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. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." - United States Declaration of Independence

Not by speeches and votes of the majority, are the great questions of the time decided, but by iron and blood. - Otto Von Bismark

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Preparing For The humanity

Modern American society has, at times, made cult heroes out of the worst examples of humanity a seemingly random combination of genetic material manages to produce.

The names Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacy ,and Jeffrey Dahmer conjure images of twisted individuals and do not garner much in the way of a sympathetic response from the public.

Yet, David Berkowitz (Son Of Sam) will sometimes draw laughter as people recall Berkowitz recounting tails of the demon possessed dog, Sam, that lived next door. The dog would command him to kill according to Berkowitz.

And the grand daddy of all weird killers, Charlie Manson.

There are hundreds of depraved killers behind bars. Many of these people have fan websites devoted to them, and receive mail from "admirers".

There are killers who have escaped much public notoriety. "The Iceman", Richard Kuklinski, is one such individual. Kuklinski joked in reference to murder that, "Giving is better than receiving." The Iceman is known to have fed people, while still alive, to rats and videotaped the episodes.

Watch the two videos below for a chilling interview with one of America's most prolific killers.

The Iceman: Confessions Of A Mafia Hitman Part I

The Iceman: Confessions Of A Mafia Hitman Part II

Then there are the legends. Stories of horrific killers that have survived years, and are still retold today.

Lizzie Borden

Charlie Chop-off

The Axeman of New Orleans

The Boston Strangler

The Phantom Killer

There are more. More than can be listed in this small blog.

Small time gangsters often seem to be a concern when people discuss the possibility of civil disorder, or even civil collapse. Yet, many seem to forget the real monsters lurking in our midst.

People who pass by unnoticed, and unregarded, such as the BTK Killer are all around us. Dennis Rader was for all appearances, an average guy. Yet something more sinister dwelt within him and was effectively concealed from even his own wife and children.

People go missing every year, all around the world. The exact number here in the United States isn't easy to extract as can be seen from the NCIC Missing And Unidentified Persons Statistics.

Even in other advanced countries, such as England, the problem exists as seen in the article "The People Who Disappear" A new organization, called the Missing Persons Bureau has been established after the original publication of the newspaper article.

Granted, many of the missing persons cases are resolved. But, what about the others? Estimates are that around 40,000 cases remain unsolved here in the US each year.

In the United States there are organizations such as NamUs, NCMA, NCMEC, and The Doe Network who work on these cases even when law enforcement consigns these cases to back burner.

So where are these missing people?

According to the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, between 20 and 50 serial killers are active at any one time here in the United States. Some have questioned the methods that the FBI used to arrive at this number, and postulate the number is much higher. One number I've seen is 500.

Ten Myths About Serial Killers - read through the stories within this article.

Then you have things like this:

Child Burned in Bed

Hayes Murder Trial

Accelerant Found On 2 Home Invasion Victims

There are just some really sick freaks out there.

Be sure you know exactly who is on your team. If things really go into the crapper, there won't be a 911 to dial.

Friday, September 24, 2010

E-mail: Obama Bullshit Decoder Ring

"I promise 100% transparency in my administration."

"I promise NO NEW TAXES on a family making less than $250K a year."

"I will allow 5 days of public comment before I sign any bills."

"I will remove earmarks for PORK projects before I sign any bill."

"I will end Income Tax for seniors making less than $50K a year"

"I'll put the Health Care negotiations on CSPAN so everyone can see who is at the table!"

"I'll have no lobbyists in my administration"

Did you get yours yet?

Me, neither.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Paper Money - WORTHLESS!

March 2010 Financial Times interview with Marc Faber (Wiki-Bio)

20 minute interview. Make time to watch it. I understand that many people DO NOT think that a collapse of the dollar (the world's RESERVE currency), and consequently the world's economy, is a VERY REAL possibility. PLEASE! If you are one who is not on board with preparing yourself for what may come, you must watch this!

Did you catch the part about gold and the stock markets increasing in value at the same time? Have you been watching the markets? If you've been following the markets, they've been trending up, and so has gold. And the value of the dollar against other currencies is falling.

Did you catch the names mentioned in Obama's administration?

Bernanke's monetary policy has been cited by economists as a potentially dangerous gambit that may lead to a currency crisis.

Has The US Dollar Collapse Begun?

Most of us here are the "little guy". Average people. If we screw up in our jobs, we get shown the door and often left blowing in the wind if criminal charges are warranted.

We've seen what happens when high profile people screw up in big corporations. Someone covers their backside. If they continue to screw up, or really screw up big time, they get a nice parachute. Make no mistake, the US Federal Government is a very large corporation ( United States Code: TITLE 28 > PART VI > CHAPTER 176 > SUBCHAPTER A > § 3002 see 15-a under "definitions" from the "3002" link ).

Take a look at two of the three core members of Obama's economic team:

Geithner (Wiki-bio) - May be running for the hills?

Summers (Wiki-bio) - Already running for the hills.

Wanna bet this is a sign that something really got screwed up?

Obama - Another give-away, $50 Billion! Personally, I think this is just election year posturing hoping to garner votes from affected industries. Primarily road construction, rail projects, and air travel projects. Uh, can you say pandering to unions?

Seems like Faber nailed things on the head back in March.

Matthias Chang over at the Market Oracle is warning of an imminent banking system collapse.

Banking System Collapase, on the Edge of The Precipice, Basel III

What can you do on short notice that won't drain your resources?

Food: Buy non-perishables and staples like rice, corn or corn meal, flour, dried beans, and similar. Stock up and beat rising prices, inflation (your PAPER money is worth-less), shortages and outright unavailability.

Chicago-Tribune: Food Makers Ready To Raise Prices

Inter-Press Service: Price Spike Raise Specter of Another Food Crisis

Financial News: Hedge Funds Bet On Rising Corn Demand

Water: Stock up on drinking water in case municipal supplies are impacted. Believe it or not, city services like water, waste management, and such rely on a stable currency. If they can't buy from suppliers (fuel, chemical, etc) then guess what gets shut off?

Clothing: Its still summer (for a couple of hours as I write this). Buy heavy, warm clothing and store it for a time of need. Central forced air heating is a LUXURY! You can LIVE without it, even in the worst climes if properly prepared. Don't forget gloves!

Back To The Future: Is This America Tomorrow? Just Change "Chavez" to "Obama" and "Venezuela" to "US".

Chavez Warns Venezuelan Banks

Venezuelan Currency In Freefall

Stores Shuttered In Currency Crisis

Venezuela Braces For New Violence

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Save Your Wealth

Bank failures need to be put into perspective.

It isn't failure.

It is consolidation.

Fewer players, less competition, more control.

The people who'd like to control you, manage you, farm you for your labor, treat you as a commodity, as a draft animal to be put down at the end of your useful life want to shut down your ability to function outside the carefully crafted system.

Precious metals are a threat to their system of control. Already places have established alternative methods of exchange, shutting out the banks and governments. Shutting down their method of control and management.

Detroit Businesses Print Own Local Currency

NBC25 - Competing Currency story 1

NBC25 - Competing Currency story 2

The videos are not working on the NBC25 site, however they are available on YouTube.

Wikipedia lists a network of local currencies.

Gold is in the crosshairs of control institutions, and other PMs will soon follow.

I'm not a "human resource" to be consumed by the vampires of the corporate world, and neither are you. Take every opportunity you have to avoid using federal reserve notes or other state issued currencies.

Barter. Trade. Establish a local currency.

Gold is out of the reach of many now, but silver can still be had. Shop the flea markets, yard, garage and rummage sales for old silver. Jewelry, picture frames, etc. They can often be purchased for far less then the value of the silver content.

Make your own 1 oz rounds.

How To Melt and Cast Silver

All Experts: Melting Silver At Home

Melting Metals Using A Microwave

Remember your folks always telling you to save your pennies? Pre-1982 US pennies are copper. 1982 and latter issued pennies are zinc clad with copper.

Pre-1982 pennies are worth 1 cent yet contain just over 2 cents worth of copper. Double your money by saving your pre-1982 pennies. Copper was a metal used in trade in the past, and was valued.

If things go bad, you may just see it happen again.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Red Rubber Ball

Things have gotten crazy at work lately. Very long hours with some odd projects. I hope to be able to start getting back on track soon.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Book Burning: Asymetrical Warfare

Take a gander at this article:

Terry Jones, asymmetrical warrior - Asia Times

Spengler, the author, makes some extremely valid points about the nature of asymmetrical warfare and its application towards a foe that threatens not only people of other faiths, but also those of no faith.

Couple the above article with this one written by an Iranian activist, Amir Taheri:

Islam center's eerie echo of ancient terror

It leaves one with a good idea of what everyone is facing with the expansion of Islam in the west, especially here in the United States. Especially if one couples it with the stories that arise from Europe where Muslims wanted to initially establish separate Islamic courts, and then started to openly talk about replacing the established justice system with these Islamic courts.

Book burning seems to dredge up some really unpleasant associations with equally unpleasant historical events. Specifically, the NAZIs, but this type of activity goes back many centuries. However, I don't think desecrating a few copies of a book falls into the same category as the wholesale effort to eliminate knowledge, or ideas that previous efforts seemed to be directed at.

Perhaps desecrating a few copies of a book might prove to be a worthy endeavor. I suppose one could say everything is contextual when it comes to asymmetrical warfare. Propaganda, and that is what distributed images and stories of book burning is, can be compared to a loaded gun.

Sometimes propaganda fails. People ignore it, or those who created the images and stories misjudged the audience, and the it doesn't have the desired or intended effect. In essence, the gun lays ignored among the goings on of the day. A Day Without Illegal Immigrants was such an event.

In other instances, such as Kuwait Premature Baby Story from the first gulf war, the race to grab that loaded weapon is on. Then the gunfire is random and rapid as more people jump on the story and expand it. The carnage is great and the suffering on both sides (those who believe the propaganda and the victims of it) is immense.

So far, here in this country, the fallout from the occasional destruction of a Muslim holy book has been limited to a few verbal outbursts and cries from the Muslim and liberal communities for "tolerance".

Just as an aside, all of you liberals have no idea how "tolerant" Americans are by nature. If we were truly intolerant, you wouldn't be breathing and neither would these people or groups you claim need the protection of your restrictive and unconstitutional laws.

While overseas, not quite the same response. No, they become frenetic and their leaders actually encourage their populations to be frenzied. Perhaps, that may prove to be useful.

Anyone up for an experiment?

How about heading out to the used bookstores, rumage sales, etc and picking up a few copies of the Qu'ran. Video tape them being dumped into port-a-potties, burned or otherwise desecrated. Put the videos up on the web, e-mail them around, make sure they get some good distribution. Let the dirty nightshirt crowd get a good view of what the average American is up to, not just a back water Christian minister.

I'd be curious to see what would happen.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Dodge Commercial

I don't watch much TV and saw this ad for the first time this weekend. In case you missed it as well, enjoy.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Forced Eviction: Homeowner 1, Cops 0

As the economies of the world continue to slide into Hell, the stress has taken its toll on the average work-a-day Joes.

People, who were at one time looking at a comfortable retirement, are now foregoing rose-gold for roses on a stone slab. Suicides are up among those who face the evaporation of wealth, the only thing they have to show for a lifetimes' work.

MURDER-SUICIDES: Economic worries taking toll in recent deaths - Las Vegas Review Journal

Las Vegas is known for its high suicide rate. Many people travel there just to commit suicide.

The Suicide Capital Of America - CBS News

However, it should be noted that many of these events are taking place around the country and are not often reported outside of the local community.

Job Loss Leads to Death of 7 in Murder - Suicide - HULIQ

Cops: Ohio family dead in murder-suicide - MSNBC

And the stories go on. As tragic as these stories are here in our own country, we are often not able to see the plight of our fellows half way around the world. People who are, in many ways, just like us.

Often we're barraged with stories of the unfortunate in third world countries who are victims of earthquakes, floods and other natural and man made disasters. We're berated and brow beaten into thinking ourselves uncaring and bad people if we don't fork over millions of dollars that are frequently stolen by those who pledge to help the victims of these disasters or the governments of those people.

Yet, no one seems to care about us. The work-a-day Joe.

Here's one story from Switzerland.

Town On Alert As Armed Man Escapes Twice

100 Swiss Police Can't Catch Retiree With Gun - NPR

Einer Gegen Hundert -

The article is in German (my German is really bad, so I may have mistranslated some of this) and basically states that the owner of the home is described by his neighbors as an eccentric who at times mowed his lawn at night while wearing a miner's headlamp. The city of Biel (concerned about the homeowner's mental state) had decided to foreclose on the home and was attempting to evict and place into the care of a psychiatrist the owner, identified as 67 year old Peter K., when the shooting started.

Following the initial shootout, Peter apparently fled the house unnoticed by 100 police officers. He later returned, and again, engaged the police in another gun battle, only to disappear once more.

Apparently, according to the article, Switzerland has deployed "Special Forces" troops across the country in an effort to track down Peter and take him into custody.

All I have to say is, "Run Peter, Run"

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wi-Fi Positioning

As many of you know, MAC (Media Access Control) addresses can be cloned (duplicating an address on multiple devices), spoofed (lie to the network and say that the MAC is yours), or in some instances re-written inside of a device. In some networks, the MAC is called a DLC (Data Link Control) address.

In a nutshell, these addresses are supposed to be unique and are used to identify a specific device on a network. Think of it like an address on a house, or a telephone number that is linked to you. This allows data that is intended for you to find its way to you.

In the guise of marketing and customer service, the establishment wants to be able to link you, as an individual, to your so-called smart (network enabled) devices. Since they will be able to link you to particular devices, and since these smart devices make themselves known to networks (even if they do not access them) as soon as they are in range, this is a handy dandy way to track people as they move around.

Your cars, your phones, your IPads, your laptops, netbooks and many other portable devices are network enabled. And they're always with you.

No chips implanted. No nano tech tattoos, No radio beacons tied around your ankles. No guys in black SUVs following you about.

You're being monitored 24/7. Voluntarily.

With the advent of network enabled home surveillance equipment, and network enabled home security such as SCHLAGE LINK (door locks, home systems interface), they won't even need to break in anymore to monitor your activities. They'll be able to open your doors without you knowing, deactivate your security in the middle of the night so you have that oh so convenient drug induced heart attack, or watch as you view the latest Alex Jones video on Liberty Videos.

If you step out of line, it will not be difficult to spoof your location to prove to the corporate courts that your devices place you at the scene of that bombing, murder, accident, or in that house of ill-repute, etc. Nothing like the scorn of your fellow humans to ensure compliance with corporate edicts.

Again, I ask, is your prison cell comfortable?


If you're interested, visit the folks over at JAMMER

Saturday, September 4, 2010

How To Stuff

How To Make A Fire Piston

A fire piston is an elegant and nearly foolproof method to create fire even in the worst of conditions.

How To Make Charcloth

Charcloth makes starting fires using a flint and steel, a firepiston, or any other method a cinch. Charcloth is made using 100% cotton cloth scraps. If you have used gun cleaning patches that you've been tossing out, here's a beautiful way to recycle them.

Small Wood Gassifier Stove

If things go into the crapper and you have to prepare food in the open, where flame and smoke are a dead giveaway to your location, this may be an answer for you. It uses small scraps of wood (twigs, etc) to produce a hot, nearly smokeless fire that is contained and not visible. This is an advantage over systems that use liquid fuels which may become in short supply.

Large Wood Gassifier Stove

Like the one above, but this one is larger for cooking larger amounts. This also uses forced air to increase the temperature produced.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Fears Grow Over Global Food Supply - Financial Times

Food Riots Kill Seven In Mozambique - UPI

FAO Calls Special Meeting on Rising Global Food Prices - AFP/Google

Increased Demand Strains Los Angeles County Food Pantry - Los Angeles Times

Demand Expected To Remain High At Local Food Banks - Daily Breeze

Food Pantries Running On Empty - WKYC, Cleaveland Ohio

Salvation Army Closes Food Pantry - Lawrence Journal, Lawrence Kansas

Things are going to get worse as on going crop failures emerge from around the world. Russia's ban on grain exports have made the news around the world, but not much has been said about China's crop failures.

Extreme weather in China has forced China to increase its import of corn to FIFTEEN TIMES its norm, and it has also doubled its rate of soybean imports.

In South America, Bolivia has witnessed an exodus of farmers as they abandon land rendered unusable by expanding drought conditions.

Australia looks to reduce exports of wheat by 9 percent.

Those of us here in the US are already well aware of the issues that have plagued our farmers, and even our own gardens, this past growing season.

People, the writing is on the wall.

An article in Salon. Com, Why Our Agricultural Empire Will Fall, compares how our modern society's food infrastructure mimics the food structures of past doomed civilizations. The interview with Evan Frasier, co-author of "Empires Of Food", is an interesting read.

If you have yet to start storing food and making preparations for growing your own, perhaps this will help you kick start your own efforts toward food self-sufficiency.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bailout Afghanistan's Banks?

Grab your wallet.

If it wasn't bad enough that we've been put on the hook to pay for lavish bonuses, parties, trips and the poor decisions by the banking and Wall Street "investment" firms, now we're being told that we need to bail out Afghanistan's Kabul Bank.

As you are aware, all of us Americans have forked over enough money to pay off every mortgage in the United States to Washington insiders. There would have been change left over, probably enough to pay for a year of nightly steak dinners, with all the trimmings, for every man, woman, and child in the USA. Most of that money has disappeared, and people like Bernanke refuse to disclose exactly where that money went. We have since learned that quite a bit of it went to foreign banks.

Now this.

Washington Post

Karzai's brother calls for U.S. to shore up Kabul Bank as withdrawals accelerate

Aren't you sick of this crap yet?

Voted Obama? Embarrased Yet?

Full Story Here: KY3 News KYTV Springfield Missouri

Wednesday, September 1, 2010