Official woman in the red dress alert!

Stay focused and please be aware.


You are being targeted 24/7 by highly skilled and professional advertisers, main-stream media, corporations, political parties and special interest groups.

You are in an information bubble that’s endlessly working on your consciousness and subconsciousness to extract time and money from you. They use every trick in the book to keep you distracted and bickering.


The last thing they want is you awake and thinking for yourself.


What they fear most is you realizing that you hold the keys to the chains that bind you.

From the Movie “The Matrix.”

“Morpheus: The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around and what do you see? Businessmen, Teachers, Lawyers, Carpenters…the very minds of the people we’re trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so interred, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it. Are you listening to me, Neo? Or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?”


Complacency can kill.  Every last one of us gets complacent.  We’re only human after all. Mental as well as physical fatigue is a biological fact of life.

Don’t wait for crisis or a trauma to wake you up. History shows us over and over again that waiting for the disaster to happen to be prepared results in injury, loss and all to often death.


Snap out of it! Take charge of your brain today.


Your SHTF “To Do List” for the next 24 Hrs.

Turn off your TeeVee and stop checking your phone.

Keep aware of your surroundings.

If you have a permit to carry, then CARRY.

Always have a knife on you.

Fill up your gas tanks on your vehicles.

Get some extra groceries.

Put together a first aid kit.

Pick up an extra pack of batteries for your flashlight.

Treat yourself to a box of ammo, can of SPAM and a king size snickers bar.

Buy one bottle each of Wine, Whiskey, and Tequila. Put these in your barter stash.

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Lastly, stop what you’re doing, look at the sky, take a deep breath and let it out slowly. Now find a quiet spot, sit back with your favorite adult beverage and read “The SHTF Art of War.”


If you haven’t read “The SHTF Art of War” yet, fear not. You can get it immediately with no waiting on KINDLE.




They Never Learn


Epic Fail.

A valuable lesson can be learned from observing how (non-prepper) women, as well as feminists (both female and male) fail in the art of war with President Trump.

“It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.” -Sun Tzu, the Art of War

In politics, you don’t win unless you’re on the offensive. The mistake liberals and feminists are making is assuming Trump is a racist fool.

His statements and tweets are designed to have an outcome beyond the outrage from the left and media.

Look beyond the emotional reaction of his next offensive tweet or TV appearance (he’s sure to make one) and see the true result of his strategy.

The fail with social justice warriors, liberals and feminists is their lack of ability to see past their outrage and indignation.  Their thin skin and delicate sensibilities are their weakness.

Trump repeatedly exploits their emotions with crushing effect.

“Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.”  -Mario Puzo The Godfather

This is why his tactic works. He evokes outrage in his opponents. He causes people to be so upset that they’re too busy defending themselves, virtue signaling and calling him names that they miss his true purpose. It pains me to see the people who dislike him fall for this tactic over and over again.

“There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.” – Lao Tzu

Here’s why they can’t learn from their mistake.

They can’t separate the emotion from the tactic.  They won’t give credit where it’s due and this blinds them to see it coming again. They feel that acknowledging the effectiveness of the tactic gives it their “ok”.

Here’s an example: For them, giving credit to an abuser for controlling someone through abuse is the same as agreeing with the abuser.

For them, the mere acknowledgment that the threats of violence or actual physical abuse that an abusive person uses to make someone do a certain thing or feel a certain way to get results is the exact same thing as them condoning and being complicit with the abuse or violence.

The way they “feel” takes priority over facts.  The way they “feel” is more important even if it goes against reason, logic and observable reality.

“Violence is the gold standard, the reserve that guarantees order. In actuality, it is better than a gold standard, because violence has universal value. Violence transcends the quirks of philosophy, religion, technology and culture. People say that music is a universal language, but a punch in the face hurts the same no matter what language you speak or what kind of music you prefer. If you are trapped in a room with me and I grab a pipe and gesture to strike you with it, no matter who you are, your monkey brain will immediately understand “or else what.”  And thereby, a certain order is achieved.” – Jack Donovan


These liberal minded, emotional people are a danger to you during a crisis.

These types of women (and men) will not be able to control their emotions. They will panic and become angry.

Here’s why.

Not everybody has abstract thinking, forethought or awareness.  A giant majority of the population never even considers that tomorrow may be different than today. They’ve never experienced adversity that challenges their very existence. Besides emergency workers and first responders, you preppers and survivalists are a minority in the extreme sense.


These people will not be able to process the information that their 5 senses will be feeding them during a grid-down SHTF crisis. They won’t be able to separate the emotion from their new, violent world. Safe spaces and political correctness have made them soft.

They are a liability and to be avoided if at all possible. However, that may not always be possible.  I recommend you read my post on…

S.H.T.F. Trouble with Women.

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The Default State

I received a text from a friend of mine yesterday that illustrates how unprepared 99.9% of us are.


My friend, lets call her “Roxy” texted me the following:

“Oh my God. I’m on the freeway and pretty much stuck in traffic.  Barely moving at all. It’s 3:30pm so it’s kinda weird for this much traffic.”
“I just had 4 or 5 military convoys go passed…this could be the end.  This is how it all starts in the zombie apocalypse movies.”
“my bug-out bag is in the garage.  I’ve been meaning to put it back in my car and now my gas light is on.”
“it could be that people are just getting off work early on a Friday, or it could be a deadly virus………I just don’t know.”

My friend then related how she was using her smart phone, trying to look up any headlines in the news to find out what was going on.

This is exactly the unprepared state most of us are in at all times.

You could call it our default state.  Humans don’t change unless we are forced to do so.

It’s gotta be painful in order for us to change our ways.

Here is the list I gave to my friend to have in her “go-bag” that stays in her car.

* 2 Large water bottles. (with water)

* Extra Jacket/windbreaker.

* Good Shoes to walk in.

* Ball cap (for the sun)

* Light stocking cap (even in the summer)

* Leather work gloves.

* Safety Glasses in a case.

* N-95 dust mask.

* A Map of your area. (have friends and family “safe-houses” located on the map)

* Small compass.

* Swiss Army Knife or multi-tool

* Aluminum Baseball bat or hiking stick.

(local laws may not permit you to carry a firearm and not everyone has a carry permit and not everyone is comfortable with a firearm)

* Candy/energy bars.

* Toilet Paper roll (in a zip-lock bag)

* 2 Bic lighter.

* Very small 1st Aid kit.

Now I know you can add to and modify this list.

However, I caution you in doing so.

Weight is a factor here and for your normal person, they don’t hike with a back-pack on a regular basis.  The water alone is most of the weight.

Keep in mind this is just a back-pack to get you home or to a location of safety. 

Keep it small.

Also, plan for your cell phone to not work. But there are apps to get alerts for traffic problems in your area.

Knowing is half the battle.


Most importantly, you should put a copy of my book “The SHTF Art of War” inside your go-bag.  It is designed to be read in less than 45 minutes.

It’s a slap-in-the-face reality check and has a chapter called “SHTF Traffic Sucks” that covers exactly what you need to know if you’re stuck in a 100 mile traffic jam.

The unknown causes fear and panic.  Fear and panic will cause you to make bad decisions.  Bad decisions may get you hurt or killed.

A go-bag in your vehicle will give you peace of mind knowing you at least have the ability to walk out of a disaster area.

“Do or do not. There is no try.”


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Best Advice.


The best advice I can give.

Stop giving a shit about getting likes on social media!

I know this may sound counter productive to selling my book.

However, I’m under no illusion of how few books I would sell on my literary journey.

(according to all my hate mail, and the book being banned by a 7,000 member Facebook survival group, I know it’s most defiantly not a book for everyone. Especially if you have no sense of humor)


“I assure you that this book will not be on the New York Times best seller list.”

It was never intended to be.

It was designed to be a slap-in-the-face reality check that could be read in less than 45 minutes when you find yourself in a SHTF situation.

Get away from the internet and get busy.

“Here’s the 5 best pieces of advice I can give someone.”

1. My best advice is to put your time and energy into having some cash on hand when the current credit mechanism of buying goods and services shuts down, banks temporarily shut their doors and ATM’s are empty.

A new monetary system will be put in place by the powers that be.  What that will be is anybodies guess.  You just need to get through that period of time where the current system is not operating.

2. My best advice is to have a short and long term food plan.  I recommend you buy a couple extra items of what you already use in your house when you go to the grocery store.  Invest, yes invest in putting up some meals in a jar.



Even if it’s just a tomato plant or radishes.  The time to learn how to do this is not after a disaster.

3. Get together with a Disaster Buddy or two and work up a mutual assistance plan to help each other out in a disaster or emergency.  Grow this into a small mutual assistance group.  Establish a communication system with your Disaster Buddy/Group.

4. Have a way to store or acquire and purify water.

Check out Berkey Water Filters


Or make one yourself using this new filter system.



5. Have a means to defend yourself.  Firearms are an insanely and hotly debated topic in the prepper/survival community.

I always say to get the best gun you can afford for the environment you are in.

Ok!  I know that sounds like I’m side stepping the “best gun” advice for you gun nuts, so I’ll tell you what I would prefer if I could only have one gun.


It would be a Savage Model 24.  That’s a single shot, rifle shotgun combo.  I’d want a .22 caliber rifle barrel with a 20 gauge shotgun barrel.

That would suit my needs for my lifestyle and environment.  You may have different needs and live in a more hostile environment and require a different tool.


The last thing I’ll advise is for you to immediately get my book.

Even with advanced warning of an impending winter storm or hurricane, the News routinely shows people running, last minute to the store for basic supplies. Humans for the most part, are unprepared, reactionary creatures and store shelves don’t hold enough supplies for everyone.

When people suddenly need life saving knowledge on survival, and warfare, they’re going to be desperately scrambling for that information.


This book covers those controversial, real world subjects you never think about unless you live in a war zone or an underdeveloped country. It pushes your mind into an uncomfortable way of thinking.

It’s stripped down to quickly deliver the reader information on topics such as how the criminal element will conduct their reign of terror. It covers how to pick a winning survival team, how to prepare for a stay at a FEMA camp, what to expect in a 100 mile traffic jam and what it takes to be a post apocalyptic scavenger. It also provides a list of post collapse professions that ensure you’re essential to a grid down community. Plus a whole lot more.

The SHTF Art of War. You can get it immediately with no waiting on KINDLE.

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Cardboard Signs on Sticks


Every protest seems to be the same.

There’s no collective.

You have other protesters with their own agenda riding the coat tails of another protest with a different agenda.

It becomes a melting pot of non-sense.

It’s confusing and people have very short attention spans.

Every protest now is viewed by the your average working class citizen (who have bills to pay), as a bunch slackers wanting something for nothing.


Angry protesters

The message is lost in the white noise made by discontented cry babies.

Adding insult to injury, you have all these anarchist kids causing trouble at “peaceful” protests.

These black clad amateurs have upped their game lately though by blocking intersections, pepper spraying a few people, smashing windows and burning a car or two.

As long as these rookies do not become a collective and unified, they are just piss-ants who are an annoyance.

However, if a charismatic leader, shows up and uses their ability to inspire and motivate followers to perform at high levels, and to be committed to the cause, chaos will ensue.


Pepper spray and cardboard signs on sticks, will escalate to time and energy dedicated to destroying specific targets that cause power outages and delays in basic services.

THAT will get peoples attention.

Our unprotected electrical grid and “just-in-time” inventory systems of our grocery stores are painfully easy targets.


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I’ve watched this DAPL pipeline protest at Standing Rock North Dakota since the beginning.

It fascinates me from a strategic and logistic level.

Like I say in my book; “when people suddenly need life saving knowledge on survival, and warfare, they’re going to be desperately scrambling for that information.

And here we can watch in real time and learn what happens when you are unprepared for the elements and don’t even have a basic understanding of warfare.

Sand Creek Massacre

Many lessons can be learned here.


As it sits at this writing, there are approximately 5,000 to 8,000 people in the “water protectors” camp.  This number swells on the weekends when people who are employed return to the camp from their jobs.

I’m fascinated by this occupation from a logistic perspective. Do they have a centralized or decentralized organization?

It appears a hierarchical system needs to be put in place and immigration control might be needed to keep the white hippies out.  Who’s taking charge and what in-fighting for that control is taking place.

History shows that in every rebellion, the people who start the uprising never end up being in charge.

Quote from protestor Alicia Smith: “people are colonizing the camps. I mean that seriously. Plymouth rock seriously. They are coming in, taking food, clothing and occupying space without any desire to participate in camp maintenance and without respect of tribal protocols.
More about protesters complaining about white hippies can be read on the sayanythingblog.

Social issues do arise with this many people colonizing in one spot.

How are they handling their sanitation issues with their waste?

How do they handle the illegal drug use, assaults, rape, theft and fire?

Do they have an end game or is this just the new “stick-it-to-the-man” band wagon to jump onto?

How are they being supplied and are those supply lines being protected?

If I’m asking those question, I’m sure some fella’s much smarter than me from the Law Enforcement side of the situation already have those answers.


Here’s a history lesson.

Wounded Knee 1973 (The Pine Ridge Seige)
In 1973, on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, some 200 Sioux Native Americans, led by members of the American Indian Movement (AIM), occupied Wounded Knee, the site of the infamous 1890 massacre of 300 Sioux by the U.S. Seventh Cavalry.

They held the site for 71 days, trading gunfire nightly with the United States Marshals Service, FBI agents, and other law enforcement agencies that had cordoned off the area.

They weren’t just protesting civil rights violations.
They were bringing attention to losing their land, their language and forced to abandon their spirituality and adopt the christian religion under terroristic means.

Today it seems like there’s an endless parade of people, groups, races and genders who are claiming grievances of every kind. Identifying oneself and or their ancestors as a “victim” who’s owed something appears to be the new trend in feeling special.

I do think there are some legitimate, terrible transgression against people because of their race color and sex. That is not in dispute and I’m not in denial about that. With that being said, I think the Native American People have a pretty rock solid complaint that trumps all the others.

Why do I bring this up? I bring it up because I wonder if any protest movement will ever have the “balls” that the AIM did in 1973.
Anyone can see that there’s a low hum of discontent vibrating in this country and history proves time and time again that Violence Solves Problems.

This concerns me because during times of civil unrest and war, civilians suffer the most.

“Violence, naked force, has settled more disputes in history than has any other factor and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.”
― Robert Heinlein

If you haven’t read “The SHTF Art of War” yet, and want to know how the savage nature of human nature will bloom when the lights go out, fear not. You can get it immediately with no waiting on KINDLE. It’s also available in a popular EMP resistant print format.

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The DNC’s S.H.T.F. Mistake.

The Democratic National Committee just created a monster.

A monster we should all be concerned about.


The Bernie Sanders supporters, the Berniacs, just ran smack-dab into reality.

They are now feeling the real burn from wikileaks exposing that the DNC rigged the primary against them.

They will not forget this deep betrayal and just go away.  This movement will hurt (maybe cost) the DNC in this election and defiantly come back to haunt them in the next election.

The best thing you can do to inspire a young person full of piss & vinegar to enact revenge upon you, is to lie to them and cheat them and tell them they don’t matter. Good job DNC!

Good news! According to a new study, holding a grudge burns more calories than not holding one.

Many Democrats scoff at the young naive Bernie supporters and say…

“Welcome to the big leagues.”

“Grow -up!”

“If you don’t like it, why don’t you do something productive about the election process instead of whining and rabble rousing.”

I believe it’s a huge mistake to discount the “Bern-E-Acts”.

We should be careful what we wish for. Those tech savvy “kids” will have 4, maybe 8 years to marinate their anger, grow up, contemplate and organize.

They won’t be the same next time you see them.

They just had their knickers pulled down and got buggered by the DNC in the shower room on their first day in the big leagues.  All while the world watched and dismissed them as a side show.

That surprised look on their faces is already turning to anger.


These young political revolutionaries have just been taught by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party that you have to cheat to win.  They have taught these young, impressionable youths that corruption and crime really does pay.  And it pays off BIG.

Those socialistic millennials wont make the same mistake twice. Which should be more concerning to freedom loving capitalists than a Trump presidency.


They won’t enter the big league shower room again unarmed and alone.  They wont be without protection.

I do agree, their generation is filled with a plethora of hipster slackers wanting everything for free.  However, I’m more inclined to not dismiss them.  I (begrudgingly) give them a little more credit.

Now that they know that their political leaders cannot be trusted, politicians fight dirty and the game’s rigged against them from every direction, I feel that they’ll react like histories disenfranchised children have always reacted. We’ve given them no other choice.

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They’ll change the game…or burn it down.

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Written for the procrastinator in all of us that waits for the last minute to do anything.

It’s also written to keep those with “Attention Deficit Disorder” entertained.

Get your copy today while you still can.

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