Monday Mania – 3.21.2016

In this weeks edition of Monday Mania: It’s Time To Stock Up On Ammunition, Survival Hacks: With These 17 Tricks, You Can Improvise Through Any Crisis, “The 2nd Amendment Will Be Under Siege Before The Election” – New Supreme Court Nominee Supports Whatever Big Government Wants, The Fallacy of Hunting as a Survival Technique & 9 More

Monday Mania – 3.21.2016

The big story for me this week is that I have 10 days left until my ruck march to prevent veteran suicide. I am getting closer to my goal of raising $500 for this great cause. So far I have raised almost $200 and every $1 helps! I thank those who have already shown their support. For those who may not be able to contribute, if you could at least share my goal with those on social media I would appreciate it.

I’m good for the most part, my family is good for the most part, and more than anything, I thank God for the opportunity to live my life!

Other than that, I’m buried at work so I hope this makes it out on time!

I hope y’all have a great week!

-Tom

MY FINDS FOR LAST WEEK:

It’s Time To Stock Up On Ammunition – Coming from within the ammunition manufacturing sector itself, and I could not agree more, it is time to stock up on ammunition.

Survival Hacks: With These 17 Tricks, You Can Improvise Through Any Crisis

“The 2nd Amendment Will Be Under Siege Before The Election” – New Supreme Court Nominee Supports Whatever Big Government Wants

The Fallacy of Hunting as a Survival Technique

10 Great Bartering Items for When the SHTF

7 Prepper Tips if Trapped in The City When SHTF

Does ISIS Use Fake Facebook Accounts for Intelligence Gathering?

MORE MADNESS IN THE WORLD:

More from Clinton Twilight Zone: The borders are secure – Say What?!?!

Monuments move, landowners lose: A surveyor’s dirty little secret

College debate star calls for ‘affirmative suicide’ because ‘white life is wrong’

This Man Stops Police From Illegal Search in Just 7 Seconds: “Honor Your Oath, Scumbag!”

GOP Insider Admits: “That’s Just the Way It Is… We Choose the Nominee, Not the Voters”

INTERESTING READING:

Jack’s story: A politically incorrect civics lesson – Do we do these things to ourselves? This scenario seems oddly familiar and yet we don’t learn.

That’s a wrap for me this week. As always, I hope that you all have a great week and keep getting ready for tough times. It seems like we get closer every day to something unfortunate coming along.

If you found something that you would like to share with the group or have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at tom@thepreparedninja.com.

Come back next week for another edition of Monday Mania.

If you appreciate the content here on The Prepared Ninja, I would love it if you left a comment or shared a post with your friends or loved ones! We are all in this together after all, right? 

With that being said, it does cost me money every month to keep The Prepared Ninja up and running. If the site does help you and you would like to help support it, you can provide monetary support to help keep things going via PayPal here. Thank you!

Monday (Tuesday) Mania – 3.15.2016

In this weeks edition of Monday Tuesday Mania: Every Day Carry: How Much is Too Much?, 40 Unique Places to Stash Firearms, Life on the Streets: 10 Lessons I Learned From the Homeless, How to Dress to Avoid Suspicion, Blend In During a Crisis: “Be a Grey Man”, Who Is a Threat To You? “Dangerous People to Avoid After the Collapse”, & 12 More

Monday Tuesday Mania – 3.15.2016

Well…I am sure it’s probably obvious by now but I missed my mark by not getting this post out yesterday. I wish I had a great story behind the reasoning for it but there were no zombies, no Sasquatch, and certainly not any aliens. I just plain got tied up with things and didn’t make it.

That said, this week is pretty brief.

I would really like to say thank you to all who have donated toward my goal of raising $500 to help prevent veteran suicide. It really means more to me than I could ever convey here.

Most of my week will be absorbed by work and medical appointments, as was last week. In my spare time this week my biggest goal is to spend as much time with my son’s as I can while they are on Spring Break.

I hope y’all have a great week!

-Tom

MY FINDS FOR LAST WEEK:

Every Day Carry: How Much is Too Much? – This is a very individual question simply because what is too much for one, may not be nearly enough for another. That’s one reason you see Soldiers in combat dressed like modern day American police officers.

40 Unique Places to Stash Firearms – I have heard several of these before but I see a few new ones too. My favorite is probably either #9 or #13.

Life on the Streets: 10 Lessons I Learned From the Homeless – There is some great knowledge to gain from this short article. More importantly, take the time to consider those who are successful at living homeless and how they are able to do so.

How to Dress to Avoid Suspicion, Blend In During a Crisis: “Be a Grey Man” – Urban camouflage is always a good idea. If all you have in your SHTF inventory is military camo, what are you going to look like to everyone else? It will probably be either the enemy or the enemy, depending on which side you are on of course.

Who Is a Threat To You? “Dangerous People to Avoid After the Collapse”If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. – Sun Tzu

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Shelter Your Children From Guns

My Prepper Evolution – From The Prepper Journal

MORE MADNESS IN THE WORLD:

“She’s a…liar”: Caitlyn Jenner Destroys Hillary Clinton on TV, Causes Heads to Explode – Finally something that I can agree on regarding the whole “Caitlyn” Jenner situation.

Twitter Goes off on Terrorist Bill Ayers After He Tweets a Picture of His Dining Room “Altar” – Spells It Wrong – A lifelong string of bad decisions. Good thing he is not in a position to spread his thinking to young minds! Oh, wait…

FDA wants new manure regulations for organic farms – Really? Most of the “organic” produce that is sold at grocery stores seems to be a scam anymore. I guess it makes sense that our government would take the last remaining produce that is untainted and try to regulate it out of existence.

Massachusetts gun grabber wants to start a national ‘revolution’ to eradicate semi-autos – The scary thing is that there are actually communities where they think this is a good idea.

U.S. Cyber Command: No question an attack will bring the grid down – It will happen, especially if the government keeps spreading the word about how vulnerable we are.

Ron Paul says coming collapse of U.S. empire will set the stage for a freedom revolution – And it might not be a bad thing!

NYC Mayor: Alarming Rise in Stabbings Due to Gun Control — UK-Style Knife Ban Next?

TIN FOIL HAT TIME?:

Why Were Hellfire Missiles Found On a Portland Bound Passenger Flight?

INTERESTING READING: (FROM JWR’s Survival Blog)

Why I Started Prepping, by KB

Off-Paper: The Importance of Making Private Arms Purchases

That’s a wrap for me this week. As always, I hope that you all have a great week and keep getting ready for tough times. It seems like we get closer every day to something unfortunate coming along.

If you found something that you would like to share with the group or have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at tom@thepreparedninja.com.

Come back next week for another edition of Monday Mania.

If you appreciate the content here on The Prepared Ninja, I would love it if you left a comment or shared a post with your friends or loved ones! We are all in this together after all, right? 

With that being said, it does cost me money every month to keep The Prepared Ninja up and running. If the site does help you and you would like to help support it, you can provide monetary support to help keep things going via PayPal here. Thank you!


 

Monday Mania – 3.7.2016

In this weeks edition of Monday Mania: The Self-Reliance Manifesto, These 7 Things Are Better Than Paper Money in the Bank When the Economy Collapses, The Stupid Things People Do When Their Society Breaks Down, 5 Awesome Backpacks That You’ll Want To Bug Out With, Why You Need To Prepare For The Cashless Society, & 13 More

Monday Mania – 3.7.2016

If you did not get a chance to read my last post, Can You Spare a $1?, I would ask that you please take a chance to look it over. I titled the article with a specific meaning behind it. If everyone who receives this email gave $1, I would easily pass my goal of raising $500 to combat veteran suicide. Thank you for your consideration.

In other news….there is not much going on. It seems like we are stuck in that rut of a busy family scrambling all week to do what “needs” to get done. My goal is to eventually reach a point where I am doing more living and less working. I just need to find out where that is going to take place.

I hope that y’all have a great week!

-Tom

MY FINDS FOR LAST WEEK:

The Self-Reliance Manifesto: More Than 300 Resources to Guide You on the Path to Radical Freedom – This is the holy grail of resources to meet your self-reliance goals.

These 7 Things Are Better Than Paper Money in the Bank When the Economy Collapses – Preparedness in a nutshell. The land and off-grid power is my next desire. Bitcoin? I don’t understand it but I do know it is electronic so this is not something I will be worried about for now.

The Stupid Things People Do When Their Society Breaks Down – This is pretty spot on in my opinion. It is good to know what you may be up against if things go south.

5 Awesome Backpacks That You’ll Want To Bug Out With – I especially like the suggestion to have a firearm scabbard. My favorite bug out bag is no longer manufactured but a close second to it would be the 22 MAG backpack from Kifaru. Side note: the quality of Kifaru’s products is amazing. You won’t be diasappointed.

Why You Need To Prepare For The Cashless Society: “They Want An Intimate Knowledge Of What You Buy and Sell” – I am not sure about how far things may go but I do know that with all of the electronic banking going on, data is being collected and I don’t know what “they” are going to use it for.

95 Survival Tips For When the SHTF: “Carry These. Do This. And Don’t Ever…”

Tips on How to Disappear Without a Trace When SHTF

The following links are to James Wesley Rawles’ Survival Blog:

Letter Re: Know Your Limits

Letter: Advice on Establishing Retreat Group SOPs

Community Risk Mitigation

Letter: Ammunition Versus Silver for Barter

MORE MADNESS IN THE WORLD:

Homeless Man Owes Government Over $110,000 In Fines For Being Homeless

“He Is Aiding And Abetting The Enemies Of The United States” – Obama’s Use of Taxpayer Money to Arm our Enemies is Treason – This is not the first time someone has questioned what is going on with our foreign aid dollars. I think there is plenty of truth to this. We have been training and aiding our enemies for a long time.

Call It What It Is: America Is a Police State – Are we there yet? All I know is that if you took today’s police equipment and set it in the desert, it would probably look exactly like my last tour. If those armored trucks are truly for protection if it’s needed, why are there so many of them? Now there are drones also.

Crime Totally Pays: DC Council Approves Paying Criminals to Stop Committing Violent Crimes – We tried this same tactic in Iraq. What I remember happening is…we had enemies, we paid them to not fight us anymore, and then we ended up with enemies who had more money.

Feds to Border Patrol agents: Don’t like Obama amnesty? Then find a new job…

TIN FOIL HAT TIME?

9 Easy Ways To Get Your Name on a Government Watch List – I’m not sure about some of these but with the environment that we currently live in, I don’t think that anything can be ruled out. By the way, I am offended if I am not on anyone’s watch list. That is discrimination…I’m gonna go call Al Sharpton.

INTERESTING READING:

TEOTWAWKI is NOW! Overcoming Normalcy Bias: Critical Thinking for Survival

That’s a wrap for me this week. As always, I hope that you all have a great week and keep getting ready for tough times. It seems like we get closer every day to something unfortunate coming along.

If you found something that you would like to share with the group or have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at tom@thepreparedninja.com.

Come back next week for another edition of Monday Mania.

If you appreciate the content here on The Prepared Ninja, I would love it if you left a comment or shared a post with your friends or loved ones! We are all in this together after all, right? 

With that being said, it does cost me money every month to keep The Prepared Ninja up and running. If the site does help you and you would like to help support it, you can provide monetary support to help keep things going via PayPal here. Thank you!

Can you spare $1?

Can you spare $1?

We have all seen the signs being held on the street corner, they say things like, “will work for food” or “homeless anything helps.”

I am not holding a sign on the street corner, but today I am asking for your help for a cause that is near and dear to my heart, veteran suicide.

On the 29th of this month I will leave Texas to make my way to Kentucky for a four day march (covering 139 miles) between Fort Campbell and Fort Knox starting on the 31st of March at 6pm and ending on the 3rd of April at 4pm.

My goal for this event is to walk for at least 22 hours (one hour for every veteran who commits suicide in a single day) and to raise at least $500 in monetary support for struggling veterans.

All donations will go to the Active Heroes organization to assist veterans and families in need and specifically, fight the epidemic of veteran suicide that claims 22 lives every day.

More often than not, one of the greatest struggles that veterans face is ourselves. We often struggle with our experiences, not having a great way of dealing with the trauma, and being too ashamed of the thoughts we have. So ashamed in fact, that we often cannot even bring ourselves to share our inner battles with our spouses, closest friends, and family.

This cause is so important to me because I have lost a friend to suicide during our third combat deployment. My friend Scott shot himself in the head one afternoon (about two weeks before we were coming home) because he thought he was out of options. If it wasn’t bad enough, I was the medic on duty and went to find my friend’s lifeless body laying on the ground in the back corner of our forward operating base.

I also have several friends who I have served with that have, and continue to, suffer with the scars and trauma of combat and service to our great nation.

In addition to the loss of my friend, suicidal ideations are something that I have struggled with over the last decade. Happily, I can say that I am doing better now than I have been over the last ten years but it does not erase the fight that I have fought within myself and the horrible thoughts that have plagued me. This is especially difficult because the whole time this has happened, I have been surrounded by people who love me. The struggle is so great, that this fact goes almost unnoticed. At least it did for me.

That's me in the middle.
That’s me in the middle (Muqdadiyah, Iraq in 2006).

I understand that it may not be possible for everyone to support this cause monetarily. If you are not in a position to donate financially, you can still help. I would ask that you consider:

  • First and foremost, praying for the thousands of veterans in the United States that struggle from experiences at home and abroad that lead to feelings of hopelessness. This is the war that most people do not know is being fought on a daily basis.
  • Sharing this cause with others who may be in a position to help or could benefit from knowing that there are resources available.
  • Supporting us in prayer as we travel across the state of Kentucky from March 31 to April 3.
  • Donating your time to a local veteran or veteran organization to let them know that you are there to provide support.

Even if you donate financially, I would still ask that you still consider the options above.

I’d like to thank each and every one of you for your support over the last few years. This blog has been therapeutic for me and your interest in what I have shared means so much.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and considering how you can best support the effort to end veteran suicide.

God Bless!

-Tom

You can donate by clicking on the graphic below.

Monday Mania – 2.29.2016

In this weeks edition of Monday Mania: 20 Steps: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Prepper, 101 Frugal Items You Need For Survival, Thinking of Starting a Prepper Network? Think Again!, DIY $20 Survival Food Bucket, How Dependent Are You On Electricity?, & 15 More

Monday Mania – 2.29.2016

It is officially the last 29th of February until 2020! I have seen a large number of errors being made when writing the date today. There are a bunch of people who want it to be March already.

There is not much to report for me this week.

I worked, I played, and I got soaked trying to fix the shower. I don’t know what I was thinking but I over tightened the screw that controls the water. When I went to loosen it, I turned the water on and it sprayed all over me. Luckily, I still have pretty good reflexes and I was able to limit the amount of water that covered me. If nothing else, it was good for a laugh.

My oldest son has battled some medical problems for almost a decade now. This week has been pretty good for him. It’s probably the best week he has had in the last year and a half. We have seen great improvement in his personality and demeanor. This is truly a blessing from God. We have struggled to get to this point. I pray that things continue down this path. Your prayers are always appreciated as well.

 

I hope that y’all have a great week!

MY FINDS FOR LAST WEEK:

20 Steps: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Prepper – This is not a supply list. These 20 steps are actionable and a great way to establish your emergency preparedness.

101 Frugal Items You Need For Survival – Affordability is a key component to purchasing supplies and gear. I like this list because it is no nonsense and straight to the point.

Thinking of Starting a Prepper Network? Think Again! – An interesting look at the pitfalls of forming a mutual assistance group (MAG) or prepper network. I’m still going to stick with my thoughts that community is the only way to overcome a crisis.

DIY $20 Survival Food Bucket – $20 for a bucket of food? I’m in! There is some good information here about the value of storing real food and how to do so.

How Dependent Are You On Electricity? – Have you ever stopped to really evaluate the number of items that are used on a daily basis and plan what you would do if those items were not available? This article covers many of those every day items and provides some suggestions on how to work around not having a dependable source of electricity.

Practical Preparedness- Simple steps you can take today to prepare your family for whatever may come

Prepper’s Threat Analysis – Establishing Prepping Priorities – Always have a firm grasp on what may come next and what you need to do to be prepared for it.

How to Organize a Bug Out Bag

How This Man Converted “Underground Shelter Using a 20 Ft. Shipping Container”

Atlanta Business Owner Gives All of His Employees a Gun – I personally like this idea but, I could see how (especially in our world today) this could lead to future problems for Mr. Toland. After all, “they made me do something against my beliefs” is a great foundation for a lawsuit these days.

God forbid, the complainant happens to also be LGBTQ or a Muslim. How dare they have to carry a weapon. It’s the religion of peace. (That is not what I was thinking when a Muslim was shooting at us with an AK-47 in the middle east.) It all would just make better fodder for the MSM.

This Is How Government Dealt With Dissent And Revolt In Collapsing Venezuela – “Soldiers Shooting Civilians In The Streets, Paramilitaries Roaming Neighborhoods”

Utilizing 12v DC Systems for Primary or Emergency Power – An interesting perspective on using an alternator as the center of an off grid power system. I can see the advantages but you will still need a motor of some type.

MORE MADNESS IN THE WORLD:

Is Political Correctness Literally Killing Our Society?

Obama Opens the Border to More STDs – This is only part of what scares me about my children’s, and future generations, wellbeing. Even if they escape the atrocities that are overcoming our world, as we continue to accept things (after all, they are treatable), it is only going to increase the rate of occurrence of these diseases.

WHY DO WE DO THIS TO OURSELVES?!?!?!?!?!

Mega Retailers Close Stores: Hard to Shop “When People Are Just Trying to Pay Their Mortage” – My expectation is that this is only a preview of what is to come. I recommend taking a look at The Alpha Strategy and making a plan to invest in your future with physical goods as they become harder and harder to obtain in local areas.

Germany Admits They Have Lost Track of 130,000 Refugees – Whether the numbers are accurate or not, this is a legitimate concern. I think that this gives us a preview of what is to come. No one could definitively say where all of the immigrants and visa holders (current and lapsed) are at in the U.S., right?

Zuckerberg’s Virtual Reality Photo: Our Future in the Matrix – This is really not that far fetched. We certainly are headed in a direction where this is probable.

TIN FOIL HAT TIME?

Beware Twitter Users: Your Tweets Help the Government Predict the Future – I would not doubt it.

INTERESTING READING:

Why Have There Been More Mass Shootings Under Obama than the Four Previous Presidents Combined?

75 Disturbing Economic Facts

That’s a wrap for me this week. As always, I hope that you all have a great week and keep getting ready for tough times. It seems like we get closer every day to something unfortunate coming along.

If you found something that you would like to share with the group or have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at tom@thepreparedninja.com.

Come back next week for another edition of Monday Mania.

If you appreciate the content here on The Prepared Ninja, I would love it if you left a comment or shared a post with your friends or loved ones! We are all in this together after all, right? 

With that being said, it does cost me money every month to keep The Prepared Ninja up and running. If the site does help you and you would like to help support it, you can provide monetary support to help keep things going via PayPal here. Thank you!

The path to preparedness

%d bloggers like this: