Newsletter - Vol. 5
...more prepping details/resources
Don't have a trusted network to prepare with?
Here are some resources and options to check out if you haven't found your "circle of trust" yet or don't know where to start...
look into joining a local militia group
look at local gun clubs/shooting leagues
look at church groups that see the reality of what's happening in society and with government overreach
The American Contingency is a online community whose mission is to create a class of Americans that are willing to protect and defend themselves, their families, and their communities from violent actors in turbulent times. We are a pro-active class that is PREPARED to MOBILIZE and DEFEND our country from all enemies foreign and domestic. https://www.americancontingency.com
The Freedom Cell Network
The Freedom cell network is a website that helps you set-up peer to peer groups that organize themselves with the common goal of becoming sovereign and independent from oppressive government control.
I'm not 100% thrilled with the "new age" vibe of the site - but they are a resource to get your group started, especially in regards to finding one in your area if you don't already have a network of like-minded people around you. https://freedomcells.org
The Civilian Defense Force
The Civilian Defense Force is your friends and neighbors, coming together to stand in the face of danger as the last line of defense of our American homeland. After the police, after the National Guard and other military, we (your mail carrier, pharmacist, pizza shop owner, dog groomer) will be there, ready to defend.
They’ll help when disaster strikes, when police are overwhelmed, when search and rescue volunteers assemble. We are citizen soldiers who put our communities, and our nation, first.
Helpful or Interesting Articles
The following are things I found worth watching for more knowledge on our current state of unrest and more...
Civil War -the way America could end. Video by Glenn Beck
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The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they’re not even trying to hide it any more. Glenn explains the history and plans of this movement within our own country.
Battling Covid-19 Tyrants - Video by Glenn Beck
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Glenn argues we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement and that it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.
Home Defense Tips with Navy Seal Jason Pike
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I personally know Jason and his knowledge is priceless when it comes to all kinds of defense. Here, he speaks about setting up your home so you and your family are protected. Subscribe to his YouTube for more info on shooting and more!
Skills to Consider for the Future
I know that buying equipment and stocking up on supplies can be expensive! If you lack the financial means to prep your household, you can also learn skills that you can barter/trade with for supplies or to make yourself essential to a network of people.
This is also a list of things that might be helpful for your "circle of trust" and household to learn for the times ahead. If anything, buy books on these subjects to have on hand with the rest of your supplies...
sewing (both clothing & wounds)
using a compass
pest control (includes liberals)
tracking time (sun)
making soap (from wood ash/lye)
making butter, cheese
solar oven baking
tapping maple trees
root cellar bild and care
homemade cleaning care
straw bale gardening
starting a fire (non-Antifa)
raising bees (honey/wax)
So you have a network of trusted friends - now what?
Maybe you've talked with some like-minded neighbors, had a family meeting about getting some supplies or plan on putting together a group of friends for future tough times ahead. Read these tips for some ideas on how to move forward...
have a meeting to get on the same page and take inventory of what each person can bring to the group in terms of skills & resources
make sure everyone understands privacy - what is said in the group, stays in the group
being/living in close proximity is ideal but if you can't, try to plan on meeting in a more secure location
take notes, assign roles, be respectful in your discussions
realize that these things can be very stressful for some and more exciting for others - respect where people are at emotionally and recognize your strengths and weaknesses
do things "one step at a time" - tackling everything at once can be overwhelming
have fun together - don't forget to relax and laugh together to break up the chores/work
pray for God's guidance in your set-up, spending and roles
be humble - good leaders will rise naturally, not demand control. If you can't work within a group, check your attitude because you will make things miserable for yourself and the rest of your group
be honest with your limitations. If something is too much for you, ask for help or let someone else take the job/responsibility
realize that small arguments and disagreements are completely normal. This will be like any other family! If foundationally your group is very different, then it may be better to look for another group
Topics of discussion for your meetings:
- what is our mission/goal as a group
- do we want to have guidelines/rules
- how does the group feel about allowing outsiders in
- securing entries and exits
- where will your water supply/filtration come from
- is everyone willing to work late night security shifts
- where are we strong
- where are we weak
- how will we communicate (radios)
- where will we get power if grid/electricity is out
- who can raise animals
- are all parties willing to share resources, if not, why?
- who is proficient in shooting/firearms
- will members get training/skills needed
- will you pool finances to purchase supplies or buy separately
- do we need surveillance cameras
- what if there is fire - protocols
- what will we do if one family isn't contributing
- how will we work out disagreements
- how will we not draw attention to ourselves
- will you have "no trespassing" signage
- what are our lawful rights against intruders
- will you walk around armed (yes)
- what supplies do we need right now
- who do we know outside the group that we can trust to provide supplies/skills
- what books should we have on hand
- will we conduct bible study/church together
- kid's schooling/daycare while others are working on property