Have I told ya how much I hate winter?
Yeah, yeah, I know, I am neglecting my blog. It’s been something on the order of 5 or 6 days since my last post and I should be flogged for such insolence. *sigh*
Yeah, winter sucks. I think we all agree about that little detail. My week has been spent with a convalescing dog, Bone shattering cold then balmy spring sweeps followed by bone crushing cold. Makes for a challenging time when you are heating your domicile in such a primitive manner.
During that balmy spring sweep (that lasted all of about 8 hours. 8Hours too short of time) I gathered up some foam insulation sheets to ‘skirt’ the Beast. It won’t do all to keep the house warm, but it will stop a large amount of air flow under the beast and that (hopefully) will slow or stop the pipe freeze ups I have been dealing with. Yeah, I could go ahead and tear the back half apart and actually get to the offending pipes and insulate them. And eventually I will. It just does not strike me as tactically sane to do so,seeing how tight my living quarters are now. I don’t want to have sections of wall taking up critical floor space while I go about my business. When the weather warms up, I can move those sections outdoors under the awning and really get down and dirty with the renovation, without putting myself out of sorts doing so.
Nutshell: I deal with freezing pipes for the season. Blah!
SO? Are ya all enjoying the ping fest coming out of the Mouth of Mordor (the district of criminals)? The more I am watching the headlines, the more and more I am seeing the pings of tactical recon. I am also seeing some headlines going the wayside of Economic Currency Wars starting to take place. Oh, But Dio, that is nothing, THEY’S COMING FOR THE GUNZ! Unhuh, They are. I won’t deny it. BUT, before or after they collapse the system? Timing is critical. Don’t just watch the hands reaching for your guns, you had better watch the tentacles reaching for your wallet and retirement funds as well. It all is part of THEIR game plan. The pings we are seeing are just testing the waters to find the best course.(for them obviously)
Road sign: Hard Right and slippery conditions ahead.
I would suggest at least one weekend living without grid power or mainstream comms just as a test of your preparedness. Shits gonna get heavy and if you don’t have your bugs worked out, they will bite your ass when you least expect it. (personally, I think one weekend is not enough time, but start there. Just like getting in shape needs to be done incrementally) This maybe the time when you find out just how on board or not on board your SigOthers are. This may be a situation where you need to put a lock on the breaker box to force the issue. It’s all up to you of course: it always is, and always will be. I can only offer suggestions.
The reason I suggest that is due to a gut feeling I have. I don’t think we are going to see a bug out situation perse. I am thinking this is going to be a bumpy but controlled crash sequence. The Dems and Cronies don’t want to deal with outright civil explosion; they can deal with unrest, but explosion will fuck up every plan they have. In the words of Remus, Stay away from crowds. If you are in the city, start getting out now because they will be the hot spots. As for the gun grabbing, I think that will be out in rural areas or lightly populated suburban areas. The cities will be able to do ‘buy backs’ and will see compliance simply due to people being hungry or cold or sick, and needing the cash. (and yes, I do believe a majority of those that have been grabbing up the guns and mags recently will be the first to comply.) The actual successful grabs will be played like fiddles by the MSM’s and the few cases where hard targets go down shooting will be played as well. Everything to feed the agenda seems to be the name of the game with the MSM’s of late. (side note, I doubt current criminals will comply ever, for obvious reasons. Besides, they may be dumb in career choices, but they aren’t stupid. The real criminals know the power of a firearm against unarmed people. Shows the level of ‘leaders’ we have now doesn’t it?)
Anywhoo’s I have a Generator sitting in the shop that needs rebuilt before the backup Genny craps out. And working inside a warm building sure sounds much nicer than sloggin it out with this bitter cold breeze that won’t go away. Talk ta y’all laters.