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Evidentiary Truths

By Franke Schein

www.alaskawatchmen.com

It’s been said time after time that “it’s not who you are, but what you’vedone that counts”.

Lets take a look at what Obama has done, and what he stands for in the eyes of Americans.

This President Is:
Pro Gun Control
Pro Abortion
Pro Islam
Pro Big Government
Pro Big Business
Pro NSA Surveillance
Pro Illegal Immigration
Anti Gun
Anti Christianity
Anti White
Anti Constitution
Anti Military
Anti Personal Privacy
Kowtows To Islamic Clergymen
Bought and Bribed The Latino Vote
Created A Race War

Disrespected Every Police Officer on America.

Invalidated The sacrifices of the military members killed in action, and forever disrespected these brave soldiers families.

Personally Responsible For Increase In Black On White Attacks

Responsible for the murder of Americans in Benghazi.

Violated US Laws with ObamaCare scheme.

Appointed John Kerry to a position that he is unable to fulfill, nor has the experience or training to execute.

Violated US Laws with Amnesty Act.

Increased US Debt beyond comprehension.

Failed to balance US budget.

Initiating a global war with China and Russia.

Used executive powers to fast track appointments to the federal courts of gay, lesbian, and radical blacks.

Destroying America’s oil industry.

Destroyed America’s coal industry.

Militarized Police Departments with combat weapons.

Initiated Common Core Education Program affecting US School children.

Allows unchecked immigration, and disproportionately high number of African immigrants to enter the US.

Demands tolerance towards Islam, all the while attacking the Christian faith.

Openly kowtows to the homosexual communities while admonishing Christian based marriage ceremonies.

Removed children’s rights to pray in school, then passed federal legislation to allow Moslems to pray in the same classroom.

Refused to quarantine travelers from Ebola stricken countries thereby placing America at risk. Instead, sends US Combat troops into affected areas. Placing one of America’s premier combat unit in grave danger.

Still wont take steps to control EV68D virus killing American school children. Has never spoken about it in any public message.

Raised income taxes for working Americans, while giving illegals earned income tax credit eligibility under illegal amnesty plan.

Changing social security eligibility requirements for working whites and blacks, in order to fund his illegal amnesty plan.

Missed over 40% of his daily national security briefings. Claims ignorance to important world events.

Uses tax payer funds to embark on multiple million dollar family vacations at a time when high unemployment sweeps through the country.

Shutdown America’s national monuments in retaliation for GOP resistance to his policies.

Continually Disrespects American war veterans.

Lies to American school children about 2nd amendment rights by publishing blatantly  misleading constitutional quotes.

Urges low income families to stop donating to charities, asking them to donate to his personal fund instead.

Demands $284-Million dollars to rebuild Ferguson after inviting black thugs to loot, rape, murder, and burn the area.

Provided an illegal 4.5 Million dollarTax Relief to Al Sharpton for creating and propagating a government sponsored race war.

Chose to ignore Russian intelligence warning prior to the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Involved himself in the Martin-Zimmerman trial to create racial hatred which resulted in increase of blacks murdering whites.

Continues to disrespect and alienate Israel, while sending John Kerri to deliver millions of American tax dollars to Palestinian terrorists groups.

Supported, armed, and equipped Moslem Radicals during Syrian uprising, thus helped establish  ISIS rise to power.

Silent about human rights abuses occurring in North Korea.

Apologized to America’s Moslem enemies.

Involved himself in the Egyptian uprising, called Mubarak a murderer, remains silent as Egyptian mobs openly murder Christian priests.

Quick to call white on black murder a race crime, but won’t do the same when black rioters kill whites.

Initiated Agenda-21 programs at all levels of government, thereby creating conditions leading to the BLM assault on the Bundy Ranch.

Refuses to call Beheading Murder in Oklahoma City a terrorist attack, calls it a workplace violence incident.

Send race batter Eric Holder into Ferguson to stir up racial hatred.

Hides his personal involvement in Fast & Furious incident.

Remained, and continues to remain quiet, about murderous Moslem Fort Hood shooter.

Used his presidential power to shield and protect IRS abusers and deflect his personal involvement in this plot.

Used illegal executive action to dethrone Gaddafi from Libyan power, then allowed the Moslem Brotherhood to establish a caliphate.

Utilized the IRS to target Christians, gun owners, and political activists.

Remains quiet about Louis Farrakhan crying for the murder of whites.

Tries to establish his own “Obama National Police Force” staffed with predominantly low income blacks that will enforce his policies.

Refuses to secure America’s southern borders. But sends troops to train in Ukraine.

Initiated government program to seize private citizen bank accounts. Responsible for over $500 Million dollars in illegal seizures.

Continues to attempt executive Ponzi scheme under the guise of a national health care program.

Violated US Law by paying ransom to terrorist group for release of turncoat American military deserter.

Remained absolutely quiet as a decorated US Marine languished in Mexican prison for nearly a year.

Violated US Law by freeing Moslem Terrorists from Guantanamo, resulting in increased genocidal ISIS attacks against American Mideast allies.

Refuses to say anything about genocidal murder of Coptic Christians in Egypt, and other Christians being murdered in Moslem countries.

Forced Eric Snowden to flee country after he steps forward to uncork the governments domestic spy apparatus.

Uses communist doctrine to alienate the rich. Calls them capitalist, while filling his own off shore bank accounts.

Bowed to the Saudi King in charge of the Islamic Wahhabi sect.

Seized control of all ponds, rivers, lakes, and streams in the country. Calls private wells public water resources.

Wants to regulate, control, and tax Internet usage. Thereby squashing 1st amendment rights even further.

Will not speak out against the Black Panther Party. But calls America’s war veterans domestic terrorists.

Was, and continues to be an avid follower of Ayers and Alinsky, both outspoken America Hating radical communists.

Obama’s parents were both radical communists who advocated the elimination of whites and capitalists.

Promised to bring transparency and reform to government. Did the opposite.

Claims he’s military commander in chief, even though congress hasn’t declared the war powers act.

Violated the Logan Act by assisting and supporting America’s enemies.

Disrespects the American flag at every public appearance by not showing  respect to the symbol of freedom.

Told the world that America is a Moslem nation.

Bowed to an Asian Emperor whose country attacked America initiating a world war.

Has set himself apart from the principals of democracy upon which this republic was founded.

Was caught spying on America’s NATO allies. Denied involvement.

Called Jefferson, Thomas, Washington, Franklin, and other great Americans domestic terrorists.

Armed the federal government with guillotines, tanks, heavy weapons, and billions of illegal bullets–just to kill Americans.

Overtaxed America’s corporations, forcing many of the countries largest and most profitable companies to move off-shore, while others renounced their American citizenship and sold off their companies.

Uses presidential executive power to further his own black radical agenda against whites, and iconic American institutions.

Seized control of all internal banking centers, and financial institutions.

Uses all gun crimes as a means to eliminate private firearms ownership.  Even to the point of disinformation and outright  lies.

Deployed government rabble-rousers to every major national incident in order to spread false propaganda as a way to control the media, and push his agenda.

Seized control of, and quickly eliminated internet based Native American tobacco business through legislation and taxation.

Establishing a systematic plan to eliminate all family gardening, private water wells, and private solar power generation. In bed with big utility services.

Uses the National Security Act to quiet republican and conservative media speaking out against him.

Immediately after the election, told all of America’s media giants to never use his middle name–Hussein, or they would loose their whitehouse correspondents.

Has shown willingness to use  drone attacks against foreign civilian areas – would probably use drones against Americans.

Reversed every campaign promise that got him elected.

Remained silent about the BLM attack on the Bundy ranch, and subsequent outage by patriotic Americans.

Attired himself in a Maoist shirt while visiting communist china, a country that harvests and sells the human organs of the 4000+ people it executes every year.

Accused of hacking electronic voting devices in order to fraudulently remain in power, and to keep his black democratic lapdogs in office.

It’s obvious that Barack Hussein Obama uses his executive power to attack and destroy the very institutions that have made America the shining example of strength, freedom, and unity around the world.

His foreign policies have so enraged our closest allies, that they have pulled away from decades of friendship with America. Choosing instead to make alliances with china, and other enemy nations. A dangerous move given the current saber rattling emanating from Russia, North Korea, and Iran.

Obama’s domestic policies are nothing less than executive jihad. A systematic attack on American institutions and values. By design, its perfectly clear that his Manchurian Candidate Programs are being implemented with sly behind the doors legislative actions, of which the Obama regime has become famous for.

His continual end-run around congress, as well as his flat out disregard for America’s traditional values have angered most Americans, and created a climate of revolution unheard of since 1776.

A 2nd American revolution that will spread from state to state, city to city, until anarchy reigns, and United Nations combat troops are brought in to detain and apprehend those Americans who stand against this rogue communist traitorous regime.
These plans have already been placed into action, and agreements with both china and Canada have been signed by Obama and his democrat socialist party members.

This would-be dictator is slowly changing the face of America, American politics, and forcing ordinary citizens into submissive servitude to a global apparatus that marches to the drumbeat of the communist United Nations, the Saudi Arabian caliphate, and the basic Marxist tenements of communist rule such as seen in Beijing china.

Reporters, journalist, and even ordinary citizens have been visited by the secret service, roughed up by Obama’s goon squad, and assassinated by his loyalists, for simply speaking out against this moslem communist power play.

All across America, the democrats, mostly middle-age blacks, as well as Hollywood personalities such as Goldberg, Winfrey, Jackson, the black democratic caucus, and others, whose deep seated hatred for the white race is only now becoming evident, are donating huge fortunes to keep their iconic messiah in power. It’s in their best interests, given that when this regime is finally taken down and replaced with people that put America first,  instead of wealth first, these sell out traitors will see their popularity and fortunes reversed.

Given Obama’s constant attack on America, and the self evident fact that the US Senate has sold out America, thereby closing all parliamentary doors; the only viable solution remaining is to formulate citizen action groups whose goals and objectives are synchronous with the original intent that the founding fathers envisioned after defeating the monarchist British regime.

A massive uprising of republican, Christian, and conservative citizens, who will take to the streets with angry voices and raised fists, until these commie traitors are removed from office, and  the balance of power has shifted once again to the rightful owners of America – We The People…!

The Bug Out Vehicle

One of the primary element of my own family survival plan is the ability to quickly get away in the event something happens.

Here in Alaska we are faced with several real potentials for disasters. All of our plans detail our little family being able to stop whatever we are doing, and jump into the main BOV that awaits us in the driveway.

I have outfitted with old Suburban 4×4 with a brand new 5.7L 350hp engine, reworked all of the electronics, and outfitted the truck with programmable scanner, mobile HAM/Commercial radio, and a standard Citizen’s Band radio.

Double stuffed winter tires, and extra lights keep us on the road during those long and dark winter nights when seeing 50 yards up the road is almost impossible without High Intensity Discharge (HID) spotlights. They are tinted in blue in order to cut through the snow.

Inside the 4×4 we keep extra a clothing, wool blankets, tools, and our personal survival gear. Theirs is 1-month worth of food in back, as well as a full blow EMT kit for medical emergencies. Extra fuel cans, motor oil and fluids round out the inventory.

The roads in Alaska are ALWAYS glazed over with ice. Unlike the lower-48 states where the snowplows keep the roads clean; here in Alaska we have so much snow, that it is always ice covered and dangerous. Whiteouts occur with little or no warning, and oftentimes the weather will change in a heartbeat. Those who venture out into the remote areas have to keep basic survival supplies in the car, or they could potentially die within a few miles of the nearest gas station. Most small (mom & pop) gas stations close a little after dark-thirty.

The radios utilized by The Alaska Watchmen Group are Yeasu FT1900R 55-Watt mobile HAM radio that have the MARS/CAP option installed. The radio is capable of receiving and transmitting on the 136 MHz – 174 MHz band. In a SHTF event, a 100-Watt power amplifier cross-linked to a repeater system allows the group to maintain constant radio communications with each team

Survival Fact Check: Why Belong To A Survival Group

It’s important to remember that even the best laid plans will go south when the world goes south. During a SHTF scenario, it’s a good idea to keep this in mind, and to also remember that having a few other people to “Watch Your Back” is probably the most important survival decision that you will ever make.

The Advantageous of A Small Group:

  • Personal Security
  • Family Security
  • Camp Security
  • Diversity of Ideas
  • Diversity of Planning
  • Foraging Teams
  • Manpower For Camp Chores
  • Communications Among Team Members
  • Increased Alert-Notification of SHTF Events
  • Companionship
  • Friendship
  • Cohesion of Mindset
  • Cohesive Training Opportunities
  • Increased Inter-Family Relationships

The Alaska Watchmen Group is a tight knot family of survivalist that have understood what we will be facing in the future. Each of us has come to trust each other based on the simple mantra; “We Got Your Back!”—and we mean it. That is something that many other groups wish that they had, but can’t seem to find.

For the lonewolf survivalist out there trying to live and survive in a post-apocalyptic world all by themselves, the danger factor is exponentially increased as each day goes by.

Imagine yourself trying to live in a world that just experienced the worst natural or man-made disaster in recorded history. All of the societal rules just went out the window, and it’s a “Dog-Eat-Dog” world out there. There is no law enforcement, fire department, or emergency service to come to your aid. The only thing that you have going for you, is that you are away from the big cities, and hopefully won’t be touched by whatever situation has forced you to Bug Out.

the problem arises then; that you will not be alone out there. There will be other people trying to survive along side of you; and they might not be to keen on the idea of sharing the area and its resources with you. This is definitely a situation that must be addressed with due haste; for to do otherwise—is to invite death.

The hardest part about fining likeminded people is knowing where to look, and what to look out for. The second most difficult job is actually getting off the couch and making it happen.

 

NORTH AMERICAN SURVIVAL ALLIANCE

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Starting a group is made easy with the tools that I have put together over the last year. Click onto the link above, and start networking with other people. If there are no people in your area; then be the first to start your own group. Don’t be afraid to take the plunge, your life may depend on it—and the lives of your family members.

 

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Don’t Go To Sleep Alone Out There

For those Bugging Out all by themselves. You might get a wake-up call, and the last thing that you see is THIS

 
 

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An Open Letter To Mahmud Ahmadinejad

Franke Schein Alaska Survivalist

 

Dear Mr. Mahmud Ahmadinejad,

I’ve been listening to you ranting and raving against America and Israel for years. Day after day, week after week, you, or one of your people get onto television and threaten the world with your military might, or that you will close down the Strait of Hormuz.

You look like a clown pointing your finger in the air, trying to convince the world that your army is the most powerful, the meanest, and ready to battle America and its NATO allies.

German, Italy, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, China, Mexico, they all thought that they could fight the most powerful military force in the world. They thought wrong, their armies were destroyed.

I would bet every dollar in my bank account that if you asked the people of Iran if they want a war with NATO, the answer would be much different than what you think. I would submit that you, like other petty dictators, are gorging yourself, while other Iranian families are wondering where their next meal will come from.

In case you don’t know this, allow me to show you something very important:

The American Bald Eagle was selected as a symbol for victory for two reasons:

 

First, he is not afraid of a storm; he is strong, and he is smart enough to soar above it.
Second, he wears no material crown. We had just broken from the King of England.

Notice what the Eagle holds in his talons. He holds an olive branch and arrows. This country wants peace, but we will never be afraid to fight to preserve peace. The Eagle always wants to face the olive branch, but in time of war, his gaze turns toward the arrows.

Do not foolishly believe that the American public will want out of a war that you helped to start. Killing Americans will anger many fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, sons, and daughters of our soldiers. The wrath of a free nation will decent down upon you like the plague. In the end, you, like other petty war mongering dictators will hang, just like Saddam Hussein.

 

Nobody in America wants a war with Iran, but you seem intent on having your way. If this is the case, then I fear your days are numbered. remember this, a few years after you are gone; the people of Iran will hardly remember you.

 

Another thing: Israel is America’s closest ally. The Jewish State has many American citizens living in its borders, and many Israelis have family members living here in America. Attacking Israel is like attacking America. Our countries are connected through the blood of generations of our families. We will not stand by and watch you attack our families.

As far as your nuclear weapons ambitions; let me take  moment to explain something to you; American submarines prowling the deep oceans carry more nuclear weapons that you ever imagined. Detonate one single nuclear weapon in the world, and you will find out how hot the sun feels. Americas weapons are used as a deterrence; unlike you and your regime that want a nuclear weapon to threaten the free world. Don’t mistake America’s reluctance  to use our big weapons as a sign of weakness–that would be your final mistake.
 
 
 
Arabic Translation:
عزيزي السيد محمود أحمدي نجاد،

كنت استمع إليكم صراخ وهذيان ضد أمريكا وإسرائيل لسنوات. يوما بعد يوم، بعد أسبوع الأسبوع لك، أو واحد من الناس الخاص بك الحصول على التلفزيون وتهدد العالم بالقوة العسكرية الخاصة بك، أو أن كنت سيتم إغلاق مضيق هرمز.

لكم تبدو مهرج الإشارة بالإصبع في الهواء، ومحاولة إقناع العالم بأن الجيش الخاص بك هو الأقوى، اللئيمة، ومستعدة لمعركة أمريكا وحلفائها في الناتو.

الألمانية، إيطاليا، وفيتنام، وأفغانستان، وإيران، وكوريا الشمالية، الصين، المكسيك، جميع يعتقدون أنهم يمكن أن مكافحة أقوى قوة عسكرية في العالم. ظنوا خطأ، دمرت جيوشها.

أود أن الرهان كل دولار في بلدي حساب مصرفي أنه إذا طلب الشعب الإيراني إذا كانوا يريدون حربا مع حلف شمال الأطلسي، فإن الجواب سيكون تختلف كثيرا عن رأيك. أود أن أقول أن كنت، مثل سائر الطغاة البسيطة، هي جورجينج نفسك، بينما الأسر الإيرانية الأخرى يتساءلون من أين تأتي هذه الوجبة القادمة.

في حال كنت لا تعرف هذا، اسمحوا لي أن تظهر لك شيء هام جداً:

النسر الأصلع الأمريكية اختير كرمز للانتصار لسببين:

أولاً، أنه لا يخشى من عاصفة؛ أنه قوي، وذكي بما يكفي أن يرتفع فوقه.

وثانيا، أنه ترتدي لا ولي العهد المادية. أننا مجرد كسر من “ملك إنجلترا”.

لاحظ ما يحمل النسر في بلده ومخالب. وهو يحمل غصن الزيتون والأسهم. هذا البلد يريد السلام، ولكن لن نكون ابدأ أخاف أن نكافح من أجل الحفاظ على السلام. النسر يريد دائماً أن تواجه غصن الزيتون، ولكن في وقت الحرب، يتحول له نظرات تجاه الأسهم.

لا بحماقة نعتقد أن الرأي العام الأميركي يريد الخروج من حرب التي ساعدت في بدء تشغيل. وسوف غضب الأميركيين قتل العديد من الآباء والأمهات وأزواجهن، زوجات، أبناء وبنات جنودنا. وسوف غضب أمة حرة كريمة أسفل عليكم مثل الطاعون. وفي النهاية، يمكنك، مثل الحرب البسيطة الأخرى يتاجر الطغاة سيتم إنهاء، تماما مثل صدام حسين.

لا أحد في أمريكا يريد حرب مع إيران، ولكن يبدو أنك النية على أن يكون طريقك. وإذا كان هذا هو الحال، ثم أخشى الخاص بك أيام معدودة. أن نتذكر هذا، قبل بضع سنوات بعد أن كنت ذهبت؛ وسيتذكر الشعب الإيراني يكاد يمكنك.

شيء آخر: إسرائيل هي الحليف الأول للولايات المتحدة. الدولة العبرية قد العديد من المواطنين الأمريكيين الذين يعيشون في حدودها، والعديد من الإسرائيليين أفراد الأسرة الذين يعيشون هنا في أمريكا. مهاجمة إسرائيل أشبه بمهاجمة أمريكا. بلداننا متصل عن طريق دم الأجيال لاسرنا. ونحن لن يقف إلى جانب ومشاهدة يمكنك مهاجمة أسرنا.

وفيما يتعلق بطموحات الأسلحة النووية الخاص بك؛ واسمحوا لي أن أخذ لحظة لشرح شيء لكم؛ الغواصات الأمريكية يجوب المحيطات العميقة تحمل المزيد من الأسلحة النووية التي كنت يتصور ابدأ. لتفجير سلاح نووي واحد واحد في العالم، وسوف تجد الحرارة الساخنة كيف ستصبح. وتستخدم أسلحة الأمريكتين كرادع؛ وخلافا للنظام الخاص بك ويمكنك التي تريد سلاح نووي يهدد العالم الحر. لا تخطئ ممانعة أميركا استخدام أسلحتنا كبيرة كعلامة ضعف اليوم أنه سيكون خطأ النهائي

Cold Weather Survival

 

Being afraid of extreme cold weather is a natural thing. Most people have the tendency to stay indoors next to the wood burning stove when the temperatures dip into the sub-zero ranges. But, some of us enjoy the challenges of facing the extremes—a Man against Nature challenge. Most people think that I’m nuts when they hear that I’m heading 150 miles into the Northern interior of Alaska. Sometimes I believe them too…
Nonetheless; being out there in the thick of winter is both a way to test my gear, and myself. It allows me the quiet time that I need to recharge myself, and the opportunity to get my survival mind-set used to the frigid weather.
 
But it starts at home through meticulous selection of the gear that I will be trusting to keep me safe…
 
Clothing:

Base Layer:

  • Fleece (Stretch) Union Suit
  • Polypropylene Socks
  • Thermax Sock Liner
  • Polypropylene T-Shirt

 
Mid Layer:

  • Wool Pants
  • Wool Pull-Over Sweater
  • Polar-Tec Insulated Jacket

 
Outer Layer:

  • Gortex Parka
  • Gortex Gaiters
  • Gortex Gloves
  • Fleece Face Mask
  • Fleece Watch Cap
  • Snow Goggles
  • Cold Weather (Bunny) Boots
The list above includes everything that I wear. It looks like a lot of clothing, but in reality, it is three layers that help to trap body heat, and keep the cold wind, as well as the wet snow from the “creeping chill” that signals the start of hypothermia.
 
Choosing my gear is very important. If my life will depend on a piece of equipment, or clothing, you can be assured that a lot of thought has went into it, before I lay down my money. The Parka is one such piece of gear that is essential. I don’t play around when choosing what Cold Weather Parka.
  • Snag proof Zippers
  • Multiple Inner-Pockets
  • Multiple Outer Pocket
  • Draw String Waist
  • Snow Skirt
  • Adjustable Collar That Reaches To The Nose
  • Fur Trimmed Hood
  • Nylon Sleeve Skirt: (Keeps the snow and wind off the wrists)
  • Waterproof (Not Water Resistant)
  • Armpit Venting Zippers
The multiple inner-pocket hold the survival gear that I consider essential out in the cold weather.
Extra Insulated Socks are layered in both (large) lower pockets. Having them rolled-up creates unwanted bulk, so I keep one sock in each pocket. It reduced the bulk; most times it’s easy to forget about them until they are needed.
 
Extra Cell-Phone Battery is stored in one of the upper zippered pockets. The battery is wrapped in wool, and then placed inside of a small zip-lock bag. The wool helps to protect the connections from snapping, and in a pinch, the wool can also be used as an emergency fire starter. The zip-lock bag can be used to melt snow for water.
 
A Mini-Flashlight is kept in another chest pocket. During the Alaska winter months there isn’t much daylight. The sun rises about 10:30 AM, and stats setting around 3:30 PM. By 4:30 it is already dark. Having a flashlight handy is a blessing.
 
Disposable Lighter & Waterproof Matches are likewise stored in a zip-lock bag inside of the Parka.
 
In one of the upper-pockets an Emergency Blanket rides along in case I am forced to hunker-down and get warm. I carry both the standard blanket, and the Emergency Space Bag. Both are essential survival gear that I don’t want to get separated from.
 
Zipper-Pull Mini-Compass and Temperature Gauge complete the ensemble. Sometimes it’s beneficial to know what the temperature is, and during darkness or white-out conditions, the little compass might help to determine travel direction. But, during a blizzard, hunkering-down is the only way to survive. It’s easy to get lost out there, or walk right off the edge of a cliff, or stumble into an ice filled stream.
 
A small Water Bottle that is kept half-filled rides near my chest. Keeping it half-filled insures that in the event that I fall down, the water bottle isn’t crushed, and end’s up exploding inside of the parka. Keeping it next to my chest insures that it doesn’t freeze.
 
A pair of Extra Gloves are not only an essential item, but a part of the survival gear. Gloves get wet, or ripped open on sharp ice. Having a spare set of gloves insures that my time out in the woods is uneventful.
Oftentimes a few granola bars, and chocolate bars are stashed away in the pockets for added energy during the arduous trek across the frozen landscape.
 
Peppermint candies gives a little energy boost. A few soft tissues will help to defray the “runny nose” problems that are associated with cold weather. Soft Berber Fleece works really good, as does pieces of Marino Wool from worn out clothing.
 
 
 
Having quality Cold Weather Boots is paramount to survival out there in the snow country. I prefer the military “Bunny” boots. They are rated to –60 below zero. Topped-off with a set of gortex gaiters to keep the snow out from the top of the boots—keeps my feet in good condition.
 
Tinted Snow Goggles are also a must out there. The sun reflecting off of the snow can quickly create conditions called “snow blindness”. Blowing snow, or ice-fog are likewise deflected by the goggles.

Basic Survival Equipment:

  • Rucksack/Backpack
  • Cold Weather Sleeping Bag
  • Gortex Bivy Cover
  • Sleeping (Ground) Pad
  • Folding Stove w/ Heat Tabs
  • Canteen Cup
  • Arctic Canteen, w/ Carrier
  • Eating Utensils
  • Ka-Bar Knife
  • Sharpening Steel
  • Leatherman Multi-Tool
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fire Making Kit
  • Parachute Cord
  • 8′ x 8′ Canvas Tarp
  • Chemical Lights
  • Chemical Heat Packs
  • 3-Piece Mess Kit
  • Individual First Aid Kit
  • Lensatic Compass
  • Waterproof Map Case
  • Lip Balm
  • Complete Change of Clothing
  • Small Thermos Bottle
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Poncho

The one thing that I always try to keep in mind when I am out there, is that weight can be the enemy. Humping around a heavy backpack means that walking in the snow requires more effort. Minimal gear which fulfills the requirements for cold weather survival is the only way to go. The added space in the backpack is filled with extra food.

Food Supplies:

  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Instant Coffee
  • Instant Soup
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Tea Bags
  • Raisins
  • Dried Pineapples
  • M&M (Crushed) Candies and mixed with Brown Sugar
  • Emergen-C Vitamin Drink
  • Sugar Packs
  • Non-Dairy Creamer Packs
  • Salt Packs
  • Pepper Packs
  • Mountain House Freeze Dried Scrambled Eggs & Peppers
  • Mountain House Freeze Dried Chili Mac
  • Mountain House Freeze Dried Beef Stroganoff
  • MRE Wheat Bread
  • MRE Crackers
  • MRE Peanut Butter
  • MRE Jelly


Emergency Gear:

  • SPOT-Satellite “Messenger”
  • Arial Signaling Flares
  • Signaling Whistle
  • Orange Signaling Smoke Markers
  • Fluorescent Orange Marker Panel

When I am “just playing” out in the woods; there’s always a chance that I could get myself into serious trouble. Being alone out there when the temperatures are 30-50 degrees below zero, can mean death if a broken ankle, or deep laceration occurs. Having and extra cell-phone battery is alright as long as there is a signal, but most times there isn’t a tower nearby. The SPOT Satellite device works wonders. It’s easy to summon assistance. But once the search and rescue airplanes are overhead, you have to help them find you. Orange panels, smoke bombs, and signal flares will make it easier for SAR to get to you. All of these items can be wrapped inside of an old Blaze Orange hunting vest, and then secured with rubber bands.

 

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Survival vs. Sustainability

The biggest quandary out there in the survival world is trying to decide what to do, when to do it, and how to get it done.

But sometimes I think that some survivalists have a tendency to eat the desert before the dinner. By that I mean, there’s so much work being put into sustaining life AFTER an event, that little thought is given to actually surviving the event itself.

When a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or tsunami strikes, the last thing that people are going to be worrying about is what’s gonna’ happen tomorrow. They are going to be focused on getting through the horrific events staring them right in their face—Survival.

Survival means getting out of harms way, having a survival plan in place, and the tenacity to carry it out.

Sustainability comes into play when the immediate danger has passed, and the focus is on a long term solution to the problems created by the event.

The survival movement is blessed to have so many knowledgeable people within it’s ranks. People from around the globe are preparing for the end in many different ways. Some are prepping by storing large quantities of food; others by honing their primitive survival skills. Both are vital in nearly any crisis event. They go hand in hand like twin sisters.

In a reality based survival scenario; the primary function should always be to save lives. The continuation of the individual or family should be the upper priority. This comes about as a result of meticulous planning, and ardently clinging to the the fundamental understanding that life can be swept away in a blink of an eye. All preparations should then be directed towards that one single goal: Saving Lives.

Knowing how to trap animals, build fires, or set-up a bush shelter does little good when humanity has all but been erased from the face of the globe. Even on a local scale; the immediate concern should be directed towards sustaining one’s life until the next sun rise.

Taking this, one step closer to reality; it’s easy to see that without a survival plan that takes into account the immediate threats; there’s little hope of making it through the night unless preparations have been undertaken:

  • Over-The-Horizon / Advance Warning Capability
  • Reliable Emergency Alert / Notification System
  • Bullet-Proof Radio Communications Network
  • Evacuation Routes that have been identified, marked, and traveled—as well as many other alternate routes.
  • Rally Points, as well as alternate meet-up areas.
  • Supply Caches that provide essential food, gear, clothing, and other equipment, in case family members arrive with only the clothes on their backs.
  • Provisions for medical treatment.
  • Convoy Security Preparations.
  • Established Safe Areas able to sustain everyone in the family or group.
  • Plans for Long Term sustainability such as food, fuel, security, and the perpetuity of the family or group.

 

The most important element is to understand that doing this alone is foolish. In a worst case scenario, there will be people out there that will not hesitate to take another’s life for a can of beans. People that are unprepared for this eventuality will suddenly find themselves facing well-armed violent people, or small bands of thugs. Being alone out there places everyone in the family in immediate danger. At some point, mistakes will be made, the survival camp will be found, and the reality of not taking the time to counter this threat will be driven home in a hail of bullets. Aloneness is a quaint idea, but being alone out there when SHTF is a deadly situation that cannot be minimized or ignored.

Imagine a world where everything just went “Deep South”; and society has all but collapsed. Imagine yourself trying to live off the land to feed the family and keep them safe. Your life will be in constant danger. Other survivalists and criminals will be doing the exact same thing that you are doing. Building campfires to smoke fish, setting up traps and snares, or shooting the survival guns—will alert others to your presence. Don’t make the stupid assumption that you alone can hold off a small band of armed thugs. Outnumbered and outgunned, it’s very likely that you will either be driven away from your camp, or killed outright in the ensuing gun battle. I don’t care what kind of training that you have, or how many guns you are carrying around; the reality is that you are not Rambo, and this situation isn’t Hollywood.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Minimizing these stark realities is a recipe for certain death. In the world of survivalism, a clear distinction must be made between survival and sustainment. Entertaining these morbid fantasies of heading to the woods and living off the land indefinitely may work for a time. But given human nature, and the violent tendencies of some people, it will be almost impossible to maintain the “Jeremiah Johnson” lifestyle in the way that many foolishly believe will offer them a sense of well-being and protection.

The first moment that a firearm is discharged, the resounding shot will echo across the miles; alerting everyone to your presence. Consequently; building primitive shelters, and laying out a trap line will be a viable solution after SHTF, but not during the event itself. The vast majority of people will be heading to the hills the moment that they are frightened enough by the crisis. Some of these people will be less than prepared. At some point, it is inevitable that their food supply will run out. Faced with the slow death of starvation; there should be no doubt what will necessitate their next actions. Reality dictates that they will at some point, find other hungry-starving people just like themselves. The situation has doubled in terms of danger, and the consequences is that survivalist will be facing not one or two thugs, but potentially several thugs that are rich in firepower and ammunition. This is a situation that must be avoided at all cost. The initial planning, and the gear that is utilized during the Bug Out phase will determine your chances of discovery.

It’s important to understand the basic and fundamental elements that will decide the fate of survivalists and their families. Over-reliance on technologies, and piss-poor planning will spell doom. Might as well stay at home and ride out the storm where there’s some level of familiarity and comfort. Out there in the deep woods you are alone, without help, and depending entirely upon your own skills and instinct. But—there are other people out there that have more experience, better gear and guns, and they might very well have some of their friends with them. Some of the people are former military, or life-long hunters that are used to stalking their prey. It might even end-up being an entire family roaming the woods. Some of the people that I have known for years are “Good Old’ Boys” from Dixie that grew-up in the woods. Trailing you back to camp, or sneaking up on you–is not going to be a problem for them. They’ve been doing that for years, and years.

Walk Quiet, and Sleep Light; are two key phrases that must be intuitively understood. Minimal gear, extra food and water, well planned routes, and a well-defined survival plan are the keys to surviving a SHTF scenario. Bringing your family along on this journey will add to the stress, burden, and responsibility that must be faced.