A lot has been going around the web about the riot, not-so-affectionately nicknamed the “Battle of Berkeley”. The short summary is that over the weekend, left wing extremists showed up at a free speech rally held by mostly right wingers with the intent of shutting them down. In doing so would have been the third time in three months going back to the UC Berkeley riots in January. This time, the right wingers got fed up and fought back. What does this mean for politics and life as a whole though, not only in Berkeley, but the rest of the country as well.
I’ve recently gotten into blacksmithing and bladesmithing (yes there’s a difference). Now it’s something I’ve always wanted to do since I was a kid, just something interesting about it. But the more and more I thought of it over the years, I realized it’s a great skill to have as a prepper! Let’s explore some of the advantages of learning at least the basics of forging and smithing.
In US Politics now a days, the “enemy of my enemy” philosophy seems king. But isn’t this a dangerous thought? Should a conservative support something just because liberals dislike it? Or vice versa? The short answer is absolutely not! In U.S. politics though, this seems to be the norm. If POTUS says something that upsets liberals, conservatives jump on board blindly. On the flip side, liberals, no matter how good of an idea, vigorously attack it! But why is this dangerous, or better yet, a cause for concern?
It’s undeniable that the American political landscape is becoming more and more hostile. As a conflict of ideas turns to a conflict of fists, a lot of us are sitting here wondering, what’s next? Are we really heading down a path where our political camps turn into armed camps?
One of the big questions we get around this time of year is what to do about food. Hunting is the most obvious solution but even this can be inconsistant and sporadic. Vince Tuscano over at SurvivalLife put together a great guide for winter gardening.
Democracy historically has a death cycle it goes through on it’s way to oblivion. This has been demonstrated repeatedly by numerous political philosophers. It is no different with American democracy. We are currently moving from a state of great abundance to a state of great dependence. This should scare every american, because from here, the cycle only accelerates.
When planning for a SHTF scenario, there’s really only one thing that we can be sure of; Survival will be a bigger challenge than you ever believed possible. While you can definitely take measures to prepare yourself for what’s to come, when you’re talking about a SHTF scenario, all bets are really off.
A big storm and earthquake hits your town. It’s a certifiable quakenado.
Your house is spared structural damage, but the power and water are out. According to news reports, the grid is down in your area and several water mains are broken. Conservative estimates are that it will take crews at least a week to get water service back on.