What’s With All the Food Processing Plants Blowing Up Lately?

What’s With All the Food Processing Plants Blowing Up Lately?


Last time I checked 18 Food Processing Plants being destroyed in under 6 months would be considered a national emergency, but according to this lame-duck Government All is Well?

Prepare Accordingly Folks, these bastards want to starve you out.



Ukraine Invasion: Preparedness Lessons Learned

Ukraine Invasion: Preparedness Lessons Learned


A good, practical read for the Armed Citizen.

The bottom line is that we should not be wasting our time watching, reading and arguing about war propaganda.

The Nature of War is Deceit and Lies.

We should be using our valuable time to Train and Prepare so we don’t end up a cautionary tale!

Time is Short, Prepare Accordingly!

Fieldcraft: Alternative Fire Starting Without Matches

Alternative Fire Starting Without Matches


Good things to have in your mental and physical survival toolbox because you never know when you might need FIRE.


Tornado Drill For Real


Last night things got spicy and exciting at the Hermit’s Cave.

We had “Rotation and Flying Debris” of a possible Tornado reported 12 minutes away from my back door around 9:30 p.m. last night

As soon as we got the alert I turned on my NOAA radio (highly recommend you have one of these) and listened to the play by play from the NWS in Shreveport (hour and a half away).

Surprisingly, the power stayed on throughout the ordeal which has never been the case in past incidients.

At any rate me, the wife unit, my teenage son and all the animals (we had placed in cages) all got in the “middle of the house, away from windows” and covered ourselves with blankets and a queen sized mattress from the spare bedroom until we got the all clear.

A Funny side note: We all donned our Kevlar Helmets that I had bought when I purchased Level III vest for everybody a couple years back. We must have been a sight to behold! 😎

After we got the all clear there was no damage to us, the house or my property except for a lot of tree limbs and debris in the yard.

No word yet on if anybody else was hurt or killed in the surrounding area.

Definitely an ass puckering moment to say the least.

Things I learned:

  • This thing happened SUPER FAST (in under 5 minutes) so the KEY is having a Plan and Working the Plan!

  • In our case our only choice since we did not have a basement or shelter was to Huddle in the Middle of the House, which in retrospect may have been our only option but IMO was not a good one.

  • I will be building an underground Storm Shelter this spring.

9 Edible Wildflowers of Spring

H/T Active Response Training


9 Edible Wildflowers of Spring


Knowing which flowers and plants you can eat and which ones will kill you might save your life one day.

Also knowing something about Common Weeds might Help in a pinch.

Read up and Apply Liberally to Effected Area.