The Storm…

Preparing For The Resistance – June 2022

In my post Prepare For The Resistance I outlined how I think patriots should be preparing for the dark days ahead. To reinforce those recommendations I am formatting these posts to match up with them.

Toughen Up

Spiritually:

As a Christian, studying The Word helps strengthen my faith. This month I continued my study of the Gospel of John.

Prayer is another way to strengthen ourselves spiritually. This month I continued my regular, daily prayers and continued to pray for my 50 closest neighbors.

Fellowship with other believers and fellowship with God is a critical component to maintaining spiritual strength. This month I continued teaching Sunday School and attending church.

Mentally:

 

Physically:

 

Be Smarter

Privacy, fighting, medical, coms, et.

 

Be More Resilient

Supplies:

 

Gear:

 

Finances:

We continued to add money into our retirement accounts and precious metals. I also moved some money out of savings and into precious metals before they topped out.

Energy:

I ran the generator for 15-20 minutes to help prevent carburetor issues and make sure it will be good to go if it is ever needed. This is a recurring monthly task.

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That’s it for me. That’s what I prepped this month. How about you? What did you Prep this month?

Be alert, get prepared, fight the good fight!

God bless and God save the Republic.

 

Intel Brief 06/06/2022

(Steps to) War:

*Turkey – the president of Turkey has vowed to wipe out all Kurdish forces in Syria including those with US backing and US military forces embedded with them.

*North Korea – Launched 8 ballistic missiles in violation of UN sanctions. The US and S. Korea launched 8 in response.

*Russia – commenting on the scope of the military actions in Ukraine, Russian officials stated that the introduction of long range missiles from the US and UK will extend the operational goals of the mission to protect Russia from missile strikes.

*Russia – a plane carrying the Russian Foreign Minister was blocked from passing through NATO controlled airspace, preventing the meeting between Russian and Serbian officials.

Civil Unrest/Violence:

*Racine, WI – several people were injured in a shooting at the funeral of a man killed in in a shoot out with police.

*IA – Two women were shot in a church

*WI – A former judge was murdered. When police responded the shooter killed himself. The shooter had a list of other political/judicial figures in his possession at the time and it appears to have been a “hit list.”

*FL – A man was arrested to making repeated threats to kill Congresswoman Lauren Boebert.

*PA – 3 dead and 11 wounded in late night rioting and shootout.

*TN – 3 dead and 17 wounded at a nightclub shooting

*TX – Pro-abortion protested stripped down to their underwear and interrupted services at a megachurch in Houston

*NYC – man sleeping on the subway had his face slashed with a razor near times square,

Economy:

*Turkey – the inflation rate continues to rise and is at 73.5%

*Pakistan – Thousands of factories may shut down due to fuel shortages and high prices

*US – Based on the latest report from trustees, the Social Security system will be bankrupt by 2035. Medicare will be broke much sooner than that 2028.

*US – John Deere moving some production to Mexico.
*Poland – Due to rising fuel costs, the government has given permission for Poles to scavenge wood from forests to help heat their homes.

Other:

*Iran – Several high ranking officials suffered “suspicious accidents” over the last week as the government attempts to root out foreign spies.

*Armenia – Dozens injured in violent protests against the sitting government

Project Get Fit 2022: Week 22

Not me, I don’t have that much hair on my head…

Today, I stretched and went for a 1.5 mile walk. That was it for the week.

I spent most the week dealing with a nasty stomach bug. It was Wednesday evening before I could hold down food. Nausea and lack of food doesn’t make for optimal workout conditions, so…

Stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.

God bless.


Goal: Complete a Murph Challenge in 2022

Intel Brief 06/02/2022

Food:

*Iran – Protests continued and several protesters were killed when security forces opened fire on crowds.

(Steps to) War:

*Russia – the US is providing HIMARS missile systems to Ukraine. Russia has warned against doing so several times. Senior Kremlin officials have warned that this could result in escalation to direct war with the US. A Russian parliament member called for destroying cities along both coasts of the US if these systems are used to target Russian cities. The UK has offered to provide even longer range missiles that are compatible with the launchers we provided. This is probably a way for the US and UK to “spread the blame” when /if these weapons are used against Russian cities.

*Russia – Possibly in response to the US transfer of HIMARS missile systems Russia began nuclear drills. Moving nuclear capable missiles capable of reaching the US out of storage facilities and into the field, testing and performing pre-launch activities. No word on if test launches are planned.

*Russia – The US is now trying to provide Gray Eagle drones to Ukraine. These drones can remain airborne for over 40 hours and carry 8 hellfire missiles. This is also likely to escalate tensions and force a Russian response.

*Russia – US Cyber warfare commander freely admitted that US cyber forces have been used to spy on and target Russian forces, disrupt communications and spread disinformation (lies) about troop deployments and activities.

*China – US and Taiwan have announced closer cooperation and ties between the island’s military and the US “National Guard.”

*Korea – Newly elected president of South Korea referred to N/ Korea as “the enemy.” This is the strongest language used between the nations in decades.

Civil Unrest/Violence:

*Chicago – 10 people were killed and 52 wounded in shootings over Memorial Day weekend

*Tulsa – Four people plus the shooter were killed in a medical center. The shooter was a black male and there are reports the shooting was racially motivated so it won’t be seen on national news.

Economy:

*Europe – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are reporting official inflation rates of between 16.4% and 20.1%. The highest in Europe.

*Russia – creditors have begun the process of declaring Russia in default due to a claimed $1.9 million in accrued interest not being paid.

Intel Brief 05/31/2022

Food:

*US – egg production has been dramatically decreased due to avian flu, inflation and supply chain issues. As of Sunday one of the largest egg producers in the US was hit with a fire that destroyed the facility and tens of thousands or chickens. This is the latest in a string of fires at food production and distribution centers in the US.

*Sugar – Kazakhstan and Pakistan have limited sugar exports. India is expected to follow suit. Brazil, the world’s largest sugar exporter is also expected to limit exports as they convert more sugar to ethanol to combat increased fuel costs.

(Steps to) War:

*Russia – Conducted a hypersonic missile test near the border with Finland.

*Iran – A Revolutionary Guard leader was assassinated outside his home. US sources leaked that Israel was behind the assassination.

*Iran – A drone attack was carried out on an Iranian weapons development facility.

*Iran/Israel – After an attack on Iranian weapons complex suspected to be carried our by Israel and the assassination of a senior military leader conducted by Israel. Israel announced that they would respond against Iran for any attacks on Israel or Israelis by Iranian proxies.

*Colombia – no candidate achieved a majority in the presidential election. A runoff will be held. Venezuela had threatened an invasion if the communist candidate does not win.

*China – a flight of 22 fighters and 8 support aircraft penetrated Taiwanese airspace around the Pratas Islands. Taiwan scrambled fighters and activated missile defense systems but no shots were fired.

Civil Unrest/Violence:

*Catholic Churches – Two more Catholic churches, one in Brooklyn and one is Katy, were robbed in the last few weeks. Both had tabernacles stolen from the altars and in one a statue of Mary was beheaded.

Economy:

*US – The savings rate is down to 4.4%. The lowest it has been since 2008.

*Germany – The inflation rate is 8.9%, the highest in 60 years

*Pakistan – Due to inflation, supply chain issues and a slow economy Pakistan is requesting a $36 billion bailout to prevent defaulting on existing international loans.

Other:

*Drought – severe drought has affected US agriculture and is forcing water conservation in several Western states. Europe is also facing drought and France is implementing water conservation requirements in many areas as well.

*Russian Default – With US exemptions allowing Russia to make payments on international loans to expire, the Russian government has proposed a scheme to allow it to continue paying international debts. In a dual account system, like the one allowing for gas payments, Russia will pay debts into an account at a non-sanctioned Russian bank in Rubles. These will then be converted to dollars and deposited in a second account for payment of the international debts.

Preparing For The Resistance – May 2022

In my post Prepare For The Resistance I outlined how I think patriots should be preparing for the dark days ahead. To reinforce those recommendations I am formatting these posts to match up with them.

Toughen Up

Spiritually:

As a Christian, studying The Word helps strengthen my faith. This month I continued my study of the Gospel of John.

Prayer is another way to strengthen ourselves spiritually. This month I continued my regular, daily prayers and continued to pray for my 50 closest neighbors.

Fellowship with other believers and fellowship with God is a critical component to maintaining spiritual strength. This month I continued teaching Sunday School and attending church.

Mentally:

I didn’t do anything specific this month to strengthen myself mentally.

Physically:

I had some mixed results this month but overall I am on track to getting stronger and healthier; hitting the gym and walking.

Be Smarter

I attended a one day medical training that covered casualty care procedures and bleeding control. I also attended half a day of a tactical rifle class.

Be More Resilient

Supplies:

We continued stocking up on food. I also rotated the emergency pantry into the regular pantry and re-inventoried and restocked.

I have met my goals for ammo supplies but concern over future availability has me continuing to add to our stocks:
5.56/.223 (80 rounds)
9mm (50 rounds)
.22 Long Rifle (250 rounds)

Gear:

I purchased two Holosun HG515 red dots and installed them on my rifle and Wonderful Wife’s rifle. These are tougher and better optics than we had installed before.  It also gives us consistency on three of our self-defense rifles. The other has a Low Power Variable Optic (LPVO) installed. I tool all four of our self-defense rifles and the M&P 15-22 I purchased as a trainer to the range and zeroed/confirmed zero on all of them. Then spent a little time on longer range work and transitioning between multiple targets.

5.11 had a closeout sale on a specific color of their TacTec plate carrier and I took advantage of that to upgrade mine. I also purchased several pairs of pants. They are sturdier and allow for a greater range of motion than the cargo pants I usually wear.

I updated the programming on all my radios to make sure they were all consistent with each other and the standards of our team. We also bought several more radios, both walkie talkie style radios (also programmable) and GMRS. With that complete I will need to schedule a short training session and they will be passed out to family members. I am also working on a “communications plan” to serve as a “how to” and a reference guide.

We purchased more medical gear including combat bandages and tourniquets. For the moment this is going into tubs. Ultimately, they will be made into trauma kits\IFAKs for the family.

I also purchased a pocket IFAK. It is like a bifold wallet to carry core essentials in a pocket instead of a pouch. Lots of times I am going placed and don’t have my backpack with me but I will be able to slip this in my pocket.

Finances:

We continued to add money into our retirement accounts and precious metals. I also moved some money out of savings and into precious metals.

Energy:

We purchased two additional 5 gallon fuel containers during (preparedness) tax free weekend and filled them with treated gasoline.

I ran the generator for 15-20 minutes to help prevent carburetor issues and make sure it will be good to go if it is ever needed. This is a recurring monthly task.

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That’s it for me. That’s what I prepped this month. How about you? What did you Prep this month?

Be alert, get prepared, fight the good fight!

God bless and God save the Republic.

 

Project Get Fit 2022: Week 21

Not me, I don’t have that much hair on my head…

Started the week strong after being lazy last week and only working out once. I made it to the gym and then went for a one mile walk.

Tuesday I walked a mile twice. Once on my own and once with Wonderful Wife.

Wednesday I made it to the gym and walked a mile.

Thursday I took a longer route on my walk and made it 1.5 miles. That’s the longest walk I’ve been able to complete since my hip injury.

Friday, I skipped the walk but made it to the gym.

I didn’t work out Saturday but did attend a tactical rifle class. In the Texas heat that was a pretty good workout.

All in all, a pretty good week.

Stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.

God bless.


Goal: Complete a Murph Challenge in 2022