posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 12:23 AM
I have not stuck my head out as an objector to what is happening in the US but I do think that I am probably on a list or two. My crimes are: being a
member here, purchasing items such as storable food, books, Iodine as well as what I have commented on via social networking sites. Other than this
post, I am curtailing many of my objectionable activites. I am not doing this out of fear but out of survival. What we are up against is bigger than
any group, militia or even state. The size of what we face is uprecendented in the history of the world and they are already in control. Look at how
many of our rights (which weren't even ours to begin with if they can be taken away) have been pared/sliced/diced and minced before our eyes...all a
little bit at a time, accelerated since 9/11. Boil the frog slowly. Right now, we are at a rolling boil and most frogs are either laughing about
other frogs complaining about the heat or they are focused on Wieners. The very fact that you are reading this places you outside of the pot. This
post does not mention guns at all - they are not a part of my plan other than to fend off fellow citizens trying to steal from me or kill me. A gun
will do nothing against the tyranny that is coming. *THEY* will not be bringing a gun to your gunfight. You might as well have a rock.
Here are the few ways I am preparing for what is to come:
1.) Purchasing all items with cash from local vendors who do not have cameras (at least that I can see)
2.) Posting only stupid mindless generic s&!# on any public website - nothing controversial but not disconnecting from them either
3.) Only sharing what I really think with close friends and family... and in person only
4.) Getting out of consumer debt. This may take longer for some but with sacrifice it can be done by anyone within a couple of years. As much as I
despise Dave Ramsey, he has a good plan for this. I still have a fixed rate mortgage on my house but in my eyes, it was never mine to begin with if I
didn't pay for it. I pay only the minimum and have always had minimal equity in a home - low equity is low risk. Let the bank who gave me the loan
and who is charging me interest (on money that was free to them) worry about that. If TSHTF, they can have the house - what I truly value in life
does not contain pressed wood or drywall or plastic siding. FICO scores mean little if you are hungry. If you are renting rather than having a
mortgage, you are probably in a better situation.
5.) Eliminating all non-essential recurring monthly expenses. This goes hand in hand with #4. I demoted my blackberry to a dumbphone and saved
$60/month. I cancelled my cable, cancelled my gym membership, stopped all of my worthless contributions to a 401k and a Roth IRA, purchased an older
but more fuel efficient vehicle, use my bike and a backpack where I can and bought survival food to save over $400 a month in food costs.
6.) Learning how to cook. And when I say cook, I mean cook from the basic ingredients that provide life to humans. I do NOT mean cook with anything
that comes in a package that has an ingredient list. I have bought some very basic survival food and have been learning how to create many of the
things that no one seems to make from scratch anymore. I make my own sourdough bread from freshly ground wheat and yeast from the air, I make my own
catsup, I have also made the best black bean burger I have ever tasted. Eating this way has made me a vegetarian I guess but I never realized it...if
you are full by eating something that tastes good, you don't miss the superhormoned meat. The ingredient list on these cans consists of only the
item pictured on the label. Cans of the basics only last so long though. I do not have a garden so my goal is to be able to live on food purchased
from farmer's markets in the summer and canning what is not available after summer. It is a daunting task for me because I have been just as
addicted to the American lifestyle as everyone else has.
7.) Converting all of my dollar based holdings to precious metals and distributing them amongst nearly 20 locations in privately-known geocaches.
This one sounds insane. But, it is natural to survival - A squirrel doesn't even need a GPS. If you try to do this, make sure to keep a written log
of where they are in case the GPS satellites are disabled by "terrorism". I estimate a 20% loss due to someone seeing you place the cache,
forgetting where it is or not being able to get to where it is when you need it. That is acceptable to me in that situation. One tip on locations:
Can you find your cache with a metal detector? If so, you might have failed.
8.) Looking to the future and how to be self-sustaining. For me, this means saving enough in precious metals and assets to be able to buy land and
build a small house on the land. Part of this plan is obviously a garden. This may not happen for me or for some of you before things in populated
areas become very uncomfortable. I am ok with that for me but that is still my goal - I wish it had been my goal 5 years ago!
This is my first and probably last real ATS post. I will always read the real news here and the ideas that may or may not be available to read in the
months to come. The above list is only what I have concocted for surviving the crazieness around us. If you are like minded, please post any things
you are doing to survive what is coming or what I have overlooked. If, on the other hand, you think I am a crazy, isolationist nutbag then just read
or watch "Nineteen eighty four" and tell me how US society has not moved closer to that nightmare in the time you have lived.