Creating & Personalizing A Mini EDC Pouch

By Ray Gano

EDC… you hear that term a lot in the prepper circles and it is starting to become more main stream.

What is EDC ?  … Every Day Carry.

I got the following email from a reader…

Hello Ray,

My husband and I enjoy your articles on Steve Quayle’s website and have found them to be really informative. I like your writing style and it seems like you writing specifically to us.

I have an idea and I need your help.

I want to make a mini EDC bag that my husband can carry on his belt. He is a business man and can not wear his cargo pants. So he really does not have anywhere to keep his EDC items on him.

The problem is that I do not know what to get him and what sort of things he might appreciate. We are new preppers, and I don’t want to waste a lot of money getting all that “cool guy stuff”, as you like to call it, but I do not want to get him shoddy stuff that is a waste of money.

Please point me in the right direction.

Thank you,

Bev

I started to write Bev back and thought, HEY… this would make a great article So I hope that you do not mind Bev that I will share this with the world and possibly help some other wives put together a “Mini EDC Pouch.”

My EDC

Just so you know, my daily EDC is pretty minimal. Here is what I carry daily…

First…If I carry nothing else, I carry a knife and in fact the few times where I have ran out the door and forgotten it, I have stressed out knowing that I do not have a knife on me. I have two knives that I rotate…

Cold Steel Voyager Clip Point XL … OR

Cold Steel Ti-Lite 6”

Both of these are great knives and depending on where I am going I have one of these on me at all times.

Cold Steel Voyager Clip Point XL – this is a great all duty knife. I use this for just about everything. I cut meat, chop small trees and branches, skin a chicken, and it makes for a great self defense weapon. This is the knive that I carry most of the time.

Cold Steel Ti-Lite 6” – This is my go to battle blade. This is the knife I wear when I know that I am going down town and could possibly run into a situation. When people see this knife, well they kind of freak out because it is so large. I tell them it is my “pocket sword.” This thing is long. But what I like about it is that it is very versatile in the fight. You can use it as a kubaton, a fist filler like brass knuckles and when things get bad, flick the wrist and you can deploy the blade very easily.

BEV – Get your husband at least one of these knives. I do not know his day to day needs, but if you are worried about him getting into a mix up, get the Ti-Lite. If you are thinking day to day, get the Voyager Clip Point. He can carry this in his suit pocket and it will not weigh it down.

The other things I carry daily…

Tool Card Money Clip

Para-cord survival bracelet

Uzi Tactical Pen

There are many other things that I can add to this list and at times when I am totally “geared up” it looks like I am wearing Batman’s Utility Belt.

But when I started thinking about Bev’s request I have to say that I was getting pretty enthusiastic about her idea. “HEY… no more Batman belt.”

Here are the issues and what I am looking for….

1 – I personally do not want to carry a man purse / messenger bag. Those are to big and like it or not, the bigger the bag, the more stuff you want to add to it.

2 – it has to hook / clip to my belt.

3 – it would be great if I had room in it to carry more of my EDC items, but not bulky.

Well, I have to give credit where credit is due. My wife Tracye actually found the perfect bag. The Reebow Gear® Tactical Molle Pouch.

She sent me the link and WOW…. This thing is perfect and what is better is that the price is right. It ranges from $14.99 to $16.99 depending on the color you want.

The Reebow Gear pouch is a great organizer for big screen smart phone, camera, key, wallet, pen, knife, notebook, small tool etc small accessories, and even can be a holster. It has a lot of positive ratings and one guy even carries his Beretta 21A in it. Another comment also stated that you can carry a Glock 26 in this as well, which is what I carry when I am in C&C mode.  It is made out of CorDura, which is a really tough canvas material that takes a beating. Finally it has an external phone holster and slot to keep a tactical pen.

It has the MOLLE system attachment straps, so it can even be carried on a tactical belt or MOLLE vest or backpack.

The one negative that I have is that the canvas loops on the back that hook to your belt, well they can cause the pouch to droop a bit. Some guys may not mind this. Me, I like things snug so that I can access them quickly.

How I solved this is using the Blade Tech Tek Loc. This is a great locking mechanism that clips things that have the MOLLE set up to your belt. I have several of my larger fixed blade knives with this set up so that I can carry the fixed blade horizontally on my back clipped to my belt. This way I can pull the knife left handed and have a main weapon in my right.

The Blade Tech Tec Loc has all the hardware needed to make it nice and tight and hold it really well to you belt. It also has a locking mechanism that will then lock down and prevent what ever it is holding from dropping away.

This was a perfect solution to a small / mini EDC pouch.

BEV – this is your starting point; you can fill this tactical molle pouch with just about anything as long as it fits. I love this and I think your husband will also.

Gearing Up The Reebow Gear Tactical Molle Pouch

One of the main things I like about this tactical pouch is that it has a phone holster. I have a Samsung Note II, it is a tad big and I like a bigger screen. That is what happens when you get older.  But The Reebow tactical pouch holds it with no problem and it fits perfectly in the phone holster, and it is easily accessible when it starts ringing. If you use a blue tooth device then perfect, you don’t have to always pull the phone out.

Right next to the phone I can carry my Uzi Tactical Pen.

Uzi Tactical Pen

Folks, I love this pen and I have owned this thing for over 7 years. Back then I bought it for around $14.00. The price today is still around $14 – $16. It has some nice weight but not too heavy and really fits nicely in my hand. You can fill it with any sort of ink cartage. I personally like the .07 gel ink cartage because I like a thicker line when I write. The great thing is that I have carried this in airports and other “secure” areas and it has never been taken from me. Heck, even it is does, I just buy another one off of amazon. This is truly a worth while pen and a great gift to get any dad, son or boyfriend.

BEV – This is one of the first things that I would purchase for your husband. The Uzi Tactical Pen. Even without the mini EDC pouch, this is something that he can use daily and it might help save his life as well.

Swiss Fire Steel

Next, I am huge on having fire. This is why I carry a Swiss Firesteel on my key ring, I have one in my car and now have one in my EDC pouch. These things are great. They spark at 1200 degrees and you can spark up a fire in no time. Carry as small vile of cotton absorbed with Vaseline and you will spark up a fire within one – two tries. Try that with two pieces of wood.

Here is an alternative use for the fire steel… if you are somewhere and you do not have a flashlight or fire making materials, you can spark this and it will light up an area. It will give you enough light to find your way around if you have to. So… stuck in an office building and the lights are gone out, you can whip this out and it will cast enough light to help you find your way

BEV – Get your husband a Swiss Fire Steel. This is one item that could save his life if things got hairy. Everyone needs fire. Get a small plastic vile also for Vaseline soaked cotton and he can start a fire anywhere.

 Fenix PD35 TAC 1000 Lumen CREE LED Tactical Flashlight

Both my wife and I have one of these and they are great. In fact, I am looking at getting another one for my car. I have to get out and get our gate at night and this really lights up the area. Tracye carries hers in her purse. What I like about this is that if you need light, you can switch it on to its highest setting and it will light the area up big time. It has four settings and a strobe setting as well to confuse a possible attacker.

This also can double as a kubaton sort of weapon. It fits nicely in the hand and if you have to punch someone, this will help leave a solid impression on that person. This is a police grade flashlight, so it is waterproof and meant to take a beating and will not die on you.

BEV – This is pricey, but it is the best flashlight that I think is on the market. Forget those stinking cheap Chinese things that you see advertised. I have a few of them, but you drop them  just once and they are toast. Spend the money on quality and it will serve your husband well when he really needs it.

Small Travel First Aid Kit

What I like about this small first aid kit is that it is small. But it has a great plastic case that you can repack with items more suited to your needs. Maybe some Neosporin packs, iodine packs, or some other sort of first aid items that you think you will be more in need of.

Here are the highlights of this small first aid kit …

  • adhesive bandages, cotton swabs, safety pins, tweezers, mini scissors and multi-functional knife
  • Measures 1.8 by 4.2 by 0.9-inches

BEV – what I like about this is the case and for $5.89, it is a pretty good deal that is lite and small, but also has what your husband may need in a pinch.

SABRE Red Campus Safety Pepper Gel

I am a big fan of pepper gel and pepper foam. Cold Steel used to make a great pepper foam product, and if you can find some, that is what I would recommend. But SABRE makes a great pepper gel that has a few more pluses over that of the pepper foam.

This stuff sticks because it is gel. The SABRE peper gel even has training videos online that will help you and teach you how to use this effectively in an emergency. The shooting radius is about 10 feet with this product and it says that it gives you 25 – one second bursts. Personally I would spray the person down with this stuff.

BEV – This is a great product and for the price, you are getting your husband a good self defense weapon.

Cold Steel Secret Edge Knife

Not only does this make a great neck knife, but it is perfect in size for the mini EDC pouch.

First, I think that everyone should have a primary EDC knife that they carry on their person at all times. This is where my XL Voyager Clip Point or my Ti-Lite 6” knife play their role.

But I am also someone who believe that you need to always have a back up knife and this is why I am recommending the Cold Steel Secret Edge. Like 99% of the knives I recommend, I also own one of these and I love it. It is small, compact and it also doubles as a neck knife if I wish to wear it. You can slip it in your sock like a Scottish Sgian-dubh, which this knife is patterned after, in your back pocket, or in your mini EDC pouch.

What is amazing is that when I carry this knife, I really find myself using it a lot. It cuts open boxes and envelopes, makes a clean slice on paper, no problem with 550 cord, there are a lot of uses for this knife.

It has the G-10 grive style handle, so holding it and having a solid grip is a plus. It is a great tool and a great weapon. This is why I really like this knife a lot.

BEV – You get this for your husband, he will love you for it. This is one of those knives that every guy secretly wants. AND for under $25, you can’t go wrong.

Leatherman Skeletool CX Multitool

This is another pricey item, but it is something that will last a lifetime. I have owned mine for close to 10 years, or at least when Leatherman first brought this great multitool to market.

What I love about this is that it has the basics that you REALLY NEED. Not all the added on stuff that you think you need. This is truly the perfect EDC tool. Weighing only 5 ounces, it is the lightest full-size multi-tool on the market.

What do you get out of this tool?

The Skeletool CX has a large straight knife blade that can be accessed while the tool is closed; to open it, just place your thumb in the thumbhole at the base of the blade and rotate it out until it’s fully extended — which will engage the safety lock. This locking mechanism is noted with a padlock symbol on the tool. To unlock the blade, press the locking mechanism towards the handle until the blade slides past the lock.

Equipped with a universal bit driver, the Skeletool offers real utility options like no other multitool. To change the tool bits, simply unfold the tool and remove the bit from the bit driver — and pop it out. And replacing bits is just as easy. Just press a new one into position and you’re good to go. There’s even a spare bit located in the handle side opposite the knife blade. This tool includes the following bits: Phillips #1 and #2, screwdriver 3/16-inch and 1/4-inch.

In the plier jaws you’ll find a hard-wire cutter and a regular wire cutter. The regular wire cutter is great for softer grades of wire, but the hard-wire cutter is excellent for heavier jobs — like cutting and bending fishhooks.

Finally, the carabiner style clip also doubles as a bottle opener.

I have used mine like crazy and believe it or not, the knife edge still holds a razor sharp edge.

BEV – This is something that your husband will recognize as being top of the line quality. I have recommended this multi-tool a lot, and everyone who has ordered one was very pleased with it.

Field Notes – Expedition Model

These are great little note pads. The whole book is printed on Yupo Synthetic paper, a water- and tear-proof paper extruded from polypropylene pellets in Chesapeake, Virginia. Yep, made in the USA.

Everyone always needs some paper to write a note on and having this in your mini EDC pouch is a great idea. You get a pack of three of these for just over $9.00. Field Notes is a solid brand name and they really make their note pads to be used in the out doors.

BEV – This is something that is important to me. I don’t know your husband, but having some paper to write on when it is needed is a nice thing. Having it be water proof and such, well that is “cool guy” bragging rights at the office. This is kind of a trend setting item that can really help him.

Finally – A Couple of Silver Eagles

It is a good idea to keep a couple American Eagle silver dollars in your Mini EDC Pouch. Why? You never know when you will be in a situation where you need to have some quick money.

The good thing is that this is money that is difficult to spend quickly.  But in an emergency situation, people have offered services or it is used to purchase goods.

As always, I recommend getting your silver from Steve Quayle’s Renaissance Precious Metals. He makes it easy to purchase a few ounces just for a situation like this

Renaissance Precious Metals – http://www.sqmetals.com

BEV – This is a no brainer, get a few ounces of silver so that your husband always has some insurance to fall back on.

Conclusion

Folks, in today’s world more and more people are looking at EDC as a reality, not something you see crazy people on TV do.

Believe it or not, everyone has some sort of EDC. Women have purses full of stuff, guys have their wallets, keys, change, ect. We carry much of the same stuff daily. All I am pointing out is why not carry stuff that might make life differences?

The The Reebow Gear® Tactical Molle Pouch is a great starting point. Add some or all the items that I am recommending and you have a pretty good EDC collection going.

Sure there is more that you can add, but this is why I limited myself to such a small pouch and not a messenger bag or sling bag. Again, bigger the bag, the more stuff you will add to it. This is a fact and any married man who has carried his wives purse for her can attest to this.

Folks, this will make a great Christmas present and I know that just about any guy out there that is worth their “man card” would totally dig getting something like this for Christmas.

Add some or all of the gear that I recommend and your husband, son, boyfriend would be the envy of all the guys.

AND… they would be showing off all the cool stuff the you got them and you would become the greatest wife in the world, not that you already are, but you would rate some major points with your man’s friends.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at ray.gano@raygano.com

Stay Safe!

11 Things You NEED To Get NOW To Survive!!!

By Ray Gano

My name is Ray Gano, in my past not only did I jump out of perfectly good airplanes serving with the 82nd Airborne, I learned to eat bugs, snakes and yes even monkeys. I have also lived through several natural disasters. The biggest was the 1989 San Francisco earthquake that measured a huge 7.1. Buildings, homes, roads, and lives were destroyed. It even put a damper on the World Series, which I was disappointed because my team the SF Giants lost.

BUT… it was hurricanes Katrina and Rita, that my wife, family and I learned some ever valuable lessons.

What was the real eye opener that we learned? Stuff disappeared off the shelves at the local Mega Mart when these sort of events take place… at a warp speed too.

Fast forward a few years later and my wife and I were sitting at Ground Zero here in Texas for what is being called the Swine Flu / Mexican Flu pandemic.

It can’t happen to you? Think again…

In the world we live in we face dirty bombs and terrorism globally. 9-11, London, Paris all are proof to that.

NOW …What would happen if a dirty bomb, a weapon of mass DISRUPTION, was exploded in the US soil? Dick Chaney once stated that it is not a matter of “IF” but “WHEN” something of this magnitude would take place.

With all of this staring us in the face, what are we doing about it?

The best time to prepare you and your family is now when you have the time, patients and clear thinking are in your favor.

This list is not totally chronological, but important things are at the top of the list and ones I would seek out first. You will need these items if and when a disaster arises. When disaster takes place, these items will also be very hard to find. The best thing to do is have these items now so that when the need arises, they are there for you and your family.

Another point I would like to make, you should try to have extra on hand for others you care about, trade and for sale; because if you need them, so do others.

water_bottles_turqoise1. Water

Water, water, water!!! You can not have enough water! Also have on hand water bottles, bottled water, water jugs, 5 gallon jerry cans, canteens, ect. All these items and the water will be the first items to go. In all the disasters I have been in, water was either cut off, or in very short supply. If you hear of a disaster coming your way, clean out the bathroom tub with regular bleach as fast as possible, make sure you rinse the tub and then start filling it up with COLD WATER. If there is residue bleach, that is ok, it will help preserve the water. Duck tape the over flow hole so that you can get maximum water in the tub. Start filling jugs, canteens, bottles as fast as you can, you do not know how long the water will last. You must move as fast as possible during this time! Make this your primary focus if you are to remain in the home. Do not use hot water!!! Your hot water heater is a secondary reserve. This is why you fill everything you can with a cold water source. If you have multiple bath tubs, fill all of them. Speed is of the essence.
Now, if you are really thinking ahead, 50 gallon water barrels are good to have. You can purchase these at feed stores, farming supplies, ect. Fill them and rotate the water about every other month to every 12 months.

2. Food

Try to keep on hand 30 + days worth of food. Large amounts of canned, dried and frozen goods are a very good idea. One of the best investments we have ever made is the vacuum food sealer, these small appliances suck the air out of bags and seals them.

This is a great way to create dried food meals, pre made meals, ect. This also gives dried grains, beans, rice and such extra shelf life. Canned goods and dry goods are the best to keep for long term. Remember to have several hand operated can openers around. I personally keep a P-38 US Army can opener on my key chain. Believe it or not, there is a lot you can do with a P-38.

3. Battery Operated Items

hand-crank-flashlight-radio-PZSuch as flashlights, lamps, radios and the extra batteries needed to keep them going. If you are able to find “crank” operated items, then get them. Keeping extra battery operated items on hand is also good when one breaks and can also be used in trade.

Here is a GREAT flashlight / radio that I highly recommend. Not only does it have a lot of purposes and you can hand crank it, but it will also act as a charger and has a built in cell phone charger.

* Emergency Hand-Crank Power Generator
* Built-in Cell Phone Charger, Flashlight, and Emergency Siren
* Rechargeable battery pack provides reliable, renewable, internal power for everyday use
* Stereo headphone jack

camp-fuel4. Camp Fuel Operated Items

A camp stove that runs on camp fuel is a great investment. These can run on just about anything. Camping lanterns as well as the old fashion oil lamp and other items are also good to have. They even make camp ovens. Coleman Fuel, it is impossible not to stockpile too much of this stuff. What comfort these items bring is what makes or breaks surviving critical times. The thought of simple warmth is a great motivator in times of distress. Remember to get “tune up” kits for all your items to keep them running at peak performance. Example: Wicks, mantles for lamps, gaskets for stoves.

For oil lamps, make sure you have on hand lamp oil, wicks and maybe an extra chimney. If any of these items are scarce, stockpile so that you have these on hand! If you run out of lamp oil, you can move to Coleman fuel as well. Sooty, but it works.

A quick note on Coleman lanterns that utilize a mantle; although they give off great light, these mantles are very fragile. Make sure you have an excellent supply of these. You will break the mantle almost every time you move the lantern. Once you do not have any more mantles, your lamp is not very functional if at all.

Final addendum to camp fuel is also have on hand plenty of Candles, Wood, Seasoned Firewood, Charcoal & Lighter Fluid, these items too will be in short supply.

5. Barter Items

Gold and Silver Coins, the president “gold” coins, gold & silver bullion, these are items that maintain value and barter-ability. (http://www.sqmetals.com) This is Steve Quayle’s precious metals site and where I recommend you purchasing your precious metals. Steve is a good guy and has been in the business for a long time. I like his motto “If you can’t touch it, you don’t own it.” I totally stand behind that.

The gold to silver ratio is approximately 80 – 1 . So what we are doing is acquiring silver. We do not know what shape the US economy will be in down the road. Our economy is growing under President Trump, but the Communist Left is doing everything in its power to bring about a socialist revolt. We need to be prepared.

6. Tools & Ducktape

Hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, hand drills, saws, tape measures, bow saws, axes and hatchets & Wedges (also, honing oil) Anything that one can use to build with or cut down with. Don’t forget the nails, screws and most of all DUCKTAPE. It is amazing all the things you can do and repair with DUCKTAPE. I would buy a whole case of duck tape because when you start using it, you will run out pretty fast.

weapons-hunting-fishing7. Weapons, Hunting & Fishing Items

Guns, Ammo, Knives, Bows, Arrows and Slingshots. In fact it is a good idea to get everyone in the family a good fold up wrist rocket AKA sling shot and a solid knife. Many a squirrel have fed a family due to the sling shot and quick cleaning with the knife.

Include a good supply of fishing gear as well as snare wire and trapping items.

Pepper Spray, Clubs, Bats and other self protection items are also good to have on hand as well as multiples of each. Have enough to “arm” the entire family with at least one of each. In doing this, you can have many of these items “stored” all over and within an arms reach if needed.

The key to all of these hunting, fishing and home protection items is that if you do not know how to use them, they are pretty much useless. So if you purchase a gun or rifle, take it to the range as well as take some lessons if you have not used a weapon before.

For Fishing, get to know the local fishing areas around your home. You would be very surprised at all the fish you would find in simple city drainage water ways. When I lived in CA, a drainage ditch was one of my secret bass fishing areas. Get to know these areas and get to know your fishing gear.

8. Camping Gear, Tents, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Sleep Pads, Tarps, Stakes, Rope, 550 Cord (parachute cord), etc.

Pretty much anything that you may need so that you and your family can live out doors. You may not be able to stay in your home after a disaster, so camp out in the back yard and have a “guard post” in the front.

9. First Aid Supplies & Personal First Aid Kits, Medications and Vitamins

Put together a major family first aid kit. A very large fishing tackle box or better yet a plastic bin that you are able to close and secure is even better. Remember when putting your supplies together, check any expiration dates.

If you take prescriptions, it is good to have an extra 30 day supply on hand if you are able.

bible10. King James Version Study Bible

If I had to grab and go and could take only one item, it would be my bible. There is more knowledge, comfort and answers in this single book than all the supplies one could take. This is the most priceless item on this list.

NOTE: People are going to ask, why did you put this at #10 when you consider it #1? Well it is people’s expectation. If I would put the bible at #1, no one would take it seriously and jump into the “survival” items. Here at #10, the importance of it being #1 is well understood. I also want to reinforce here that I call out a King James Version and not a NIV, NASB, or some paraphrase. The KJV has been saving souls for over 400 years. With your life on the line you will need some serious answers; the modern versions do not deliver. Believe me you will thank me on this one once we make it to heaven.

11. Family Pictures

When I went through the 1989 SF earthquake, this was one of those “I wish I thought of that” items.

So many people lost their homes and personal possessions. On top of that, they lost friends and loved ones. The idea of family photos all of a sudden become a big deal.

For those few who thought of taking family pictures, these were also a great comfort and is the second most priceless item on this list.

ADDING TO THE BASICS

Ok now that you have the basics and you understand why they are just basics. Now you can start filling in the holes. The following is a good list of items that if hard times hit, these items will become rather scarce rather quickly disappearing from the mega store shelves.

The following list is in no real order, but these are items I know that will be scarce.

I know and understand that you can become very overwhelmed with all of this. In many cases people become like “deer in the headlights” and never take the first step.

The key to eating an elephant is taking one bite at a time. That is the same thing you can do here. By taking “baby steps” you can assemble the items you need. For example, while you are shopping at mega mart, pick up one, two or even three of your items on the list. When you get home place these items in your storage area where you keep your emergency items. After a while you will have a fully stocked emergency cabinet with the supplies you need for you and your family.

FOOD & WATER ITEMS

  • Water filters and non electric purifiers
  • Hand-Can openers & hand egg beaters, whisks (Life savers!) If you are able to get a stash of P-38 US Army can openers, they in themselves will be good trade.
  • Honey/Syrups/ white, brown sugars
  • Vegetable oil (for cooking) (Without it food burns/must be boiled, etc.)
  • Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
  • Aluminum foil Reg. & Heavy. Duty (Great Cooking & Barter item)
  • Milk – Powdered & Condensed (Shake liquid every 3 to 4 months.)
  • Garden seeds (Non-hybrid – Heirloom) (A MUST)
  • Tuna Fish (in oil), jerky, dried or preserved meats (protein)
  • Flour, yeast & salt
  • Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Winter time)
  • Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
  • Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
  • Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
  • Canning supplies (Jars/lids/wax)
  • Paper plates/cups/ utensils (stock up, folks…) Great fire starters too.
  • Soy sauce, vinegar, bouillon/gravy/ soup base
  • Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
  • Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
  • Chocolate/Cocoa/ Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
  • Teas
  • Coffee
  • Wine/Liquors (for bribes, barter and medicinal, etc.)
  • Paraffin wax
  • Chewing gum/candies
  • Chickens / Goats – if you have the room and if regulations permit with in the city

HEALTH AND SANITATION ITEMS

  • Portable Toilets
  • Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.)
  • Propane Cylinders
  • Baby Supplies: Diapers, formula, ointments etc
  • Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
  • Vitamins (Critical, due to daily canned food diets.)
  • Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item.)
  • Feminine Hygiene/Hair care/Skin products
  • Thermal underwear (Tops and bottoms)
  • Garbage bags – Impossible not to have too many, there are a thousand and one uses.
  • Toilet Paper, Kleenex, paper towel
  • Fire extinguishers (or.. large box of Baking soda in every room…)
  • Men’s Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
  • Mosquito coils/repellent sprays/creams
  • Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting – if with wheels)
  • Laundry detergent (Liquid)
  • d-Con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
  • Mousetraps, Ant traps, Cockroach traps, if you got creepy crawlies, get traps for them.
  • Shaving supplies – razors & creams, talc, after shave. A good shave can make a bad situation look good.
  • Reading glasses

ALL THE OTHER GENERAL PURPOSE ITEMS

  • Gasoline containers (Plastic or Metal)
  • Clothes pins/line/hangers – clean clothes are a moral booster
  • Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky, noisy target for thieves; maintenance, etc.) Nice to have around though.
  • Coleman’s Pump Repair Kit: 1(800) 835-3278
  • Batteries (all sizes…buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
  • BIG DOGS and plenty of dog food
  • Matches ( “Strike Anywhere” preferred. Boxed, wooden matches will go first.) waterproof with melted paraffin
  • Writing paper/pads/pencils/ solar calculators
  • Work boots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
  • Flashlights/ LIGHT STICKS & torches, “No.76 Dietz” Lanterns
  • Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (Jot down ideas, feelings, experiences: Historic times!)
  • Tarps/stakes/ twine/nails/ rope/spikes
  • Backpacks & Duffle bags
  • Garden tools & supplies
  • Cigarettes – GREAT FOR BARTER!!! That is if you do not smoke.
  • Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
  • Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
  • Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
  • Bicycles…Tires/ tubes/pumps/ chains, etc.
  • Sleeping bags & blankets/pillows/ mats
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
  • Board Games Cards, Dice
  • Baby Wipes, oils, waterless & Anti-bacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
  • Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
  • Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
  • Woolen clothing, scarves/ear- muffs/mittens
  • BSA – New 1998 – Boy Scout Handbook / US ARMY SURVIVAL GUIDE
  • Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
  • Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, Hats & cotton neckerchiefs etc. (extras)
  • Lumber (all types)
  • Wagons & carts (for transport to & from open Flea markets)
  • Cots & Inflatable mattresses (for extra guests)
  • Gloves: Work/warming/ gardening, etc.
  • Bailing wire, 550 cord, strong rope plus the tools to cut these items.
  • Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws, nuts & bolts
  • Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.

Where Do I Start? – STORAGE

Now this is not the end all to be all lists. There are probably a thousand things I am missing here, but this gives you a start. I encourage you to adapt to your needs, again this list is just a starting point.

Another thing, the best time to plan for an emergency is now. You don’t have to go out and buy everything on this list, but start now.

First thing to do is determine a place to keep all your emergency supplies. Then start working on the list. Odds are that you have a lot of these items already. Problem is that they are all over the house. In an emergency sometimes time is working against you. If you have all your items in one single place; that means you can be more effective for you and your family when the time for action is called upon.

You can also refine this list and create what is called a “Bug Out Bag” AKA BOB. By getting a small back pack, place in it items from this list, at least the top 11 and put this in your storage area. If you have to leave in a hurry, you have these items ready. It is good that each member of the family have a BOB. If an emergency takes place, your family can quickly evacuate the area and head to safer ground.

Now you can refine even more and create a work BOB and auto BOB. Same ideas, just smaller and adapt to the needs.

Example, for your Car BOB you would put a blanket that you can place on the ground if you need to change a tire or do some auto work. In your Work BOB maybe a fire hood to protect you from an office fire and chem light sticks so you can see to escape a building.

Again, you have a better idea of your surroundings than I do. Plan ahead and try to put in place the items needed to better ensure your survivability.

For more information on what you can do or if proper Christian stewardship is important to you, visit our website http://www.prophezine.com, we have a lot of great articles that can can help you and are geared for “realistic prepping for realistic people.”

You can also contact us at ray.gano@raygano.com

I leave you with the follow words from Proverbs…

Proverbs 3:5 – 7 (KJV) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

 

Fill In The Holes For Just One Year

We have a $600+ shortfall every month. I HATE coming to the readers every month asking to help.

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Folks, just one year.

We have been reviewing our business plan to reinvigorate PZ, Servant Warrior and introduce our life coach business. We have been getting great mentoring support from several individuals and all of us are very confident in our business plans that we have been working on.

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Why I like the .22

By Ray Gano

Yep, it is true, I like the .22 rim fire bullet as a survival weapon.

Now, I know that I will take a lot of flak but, the .22 rim fire AKA 22 is a great ALL PURPOSE round in many situations.

Yea, yea the first words that are coming to your mind are “stopping power” if I ever need to defend myself.

Hey, that is a great point and one that I agree with, but what I am talking about is ALL AROUND SURVIVAL not an all-out war.

Think about this for a moment and chuck all the “Mad Max” Hollywood junk.

Most of the things that I am going to shoot are rabbits, birds, snakes (rattlers and we have a lot) feral dogs & cats, coyotes, chickens, turkeys, and other small livestock.

Now you and I both know that these critters listed above will be more likely be put within my crosshairs than the two-legged ones, that is a fact.

That is the reality of the situation.

Another fact that I want to point out that you probably already know is that the .22 is a cheap to fire round. They are so cheap, you can literally buy thousands and thousands of rounds.

What does this mean for you?

It means that you are going to go out and shoot this weapon more often, thus get more proficient and not stress out about shooting a couple hundred rounds in one afternoon.

Fact, I am so proficient that I can literally shoot flies off the wall with my .22 because I have fired it so many times. Now the wife would be upset with me putting holes in the walls, so I am not going to attempt it.

So what does having this ability mean?

It means that if I had to put a bullet right in the “T” zone of some dirtbag’s face, I could do it without thinking or flinching and I would get the job done with purpose.

WHY? Because I have fired my .22 so much and have also put myself in a lot of situations to perform under pressure.

Here is another thing to think about. Have you been shot with a .22?

I have and it hurts like H – E – Double Tooth Picks. It did damage and I had to go to the doctor to get the bullet taken out of my right knee. (Note – I did this when I was about 10 yrs old and I still have the powder burns to show for it.)

What I want to point out is that in a TYPICAL situation, you fill someone with 5-10 rounds of .22, they are not going to get back up any time soon.

AND… if you are like me where all I really need is one shot, then you are dropping the dirtbag right then and there.  End of story… buh-bye

So to start things out…

My .22 Handguns of Choice

Ruger Mark III Target– all stainless steel so it will not easily rust. A 5.5 inch bull barrel which improves accuracy. You can shoot a fly off the wall at fifty feet easily. I like the fact that this also comes with a weaver rail so you can mount a “aim point / red dot” sight or better yet, a laser site for totally point and shoot accuracy.

This is a great “ranch gun” specially with all the rattlers we have out here in Texas. You know rattlers are “good eating” to; they taste a lot like tangy chicken.

Second…

Walther P22 – This is a great carry and conceal weapon. Double action, which means you can pull the trigger and the hammer comes back and fires. Holds ten rounds with one in the chamber makes 11.

Again, the larger caliber has greater “stopping power.” But you know what, eleven rounds at center mass will definitely not make a person’s day. This is a great weapon to get your wife, I should know, because they come in pink too.

Now the reasons I like the 22 is that they are pretty inexpensive. The Ruger and the Walther both run around $300.00. So this is affordable and able to easily save for this amount. I advise that if you are going to purchase, check out a gun show, you will be able to shop around and possibly get one of these at a great price.

Both of these are pretty light weight considering a 9mm, 45 or .357.

Now the Ruger Target is a bit heavier, but I know that my wife has no problem shooting the bull barrel Ruger, but she does like her Walther P22 better. It fits her smaller hand a lot better and more comfortable for her to shoot.

Another feature I want to point out with the Walther is that many of the barrels are already threaded and ready to mount a suppressor. You can also get the Ruger with a threaded end and equip a suppressor on that as well.

Other Great Points About the 22

It is a pretty quiet round to shoot compared to a 45 or .357 which sounds like a cannon firing.

The 22 also does not have that heavy recoil that many females and kids tend to be concerned about.

If you have any sizable property, you can shoot it also and maintain safety. There are many targets with built in back stops that will handle a 22. So, practicing is easy, just gotta find the time to do it.

Now for all you James Bond wanna-be’s, what you may or may not know is that many professional assassins use the 22.

In fact, get on the web and go to You Tube. Once there, type in “Ruger Amphibian.” That is a modified Mark II or III with a fully enclosed suppressor / silencer.

Average price for this little beauty, about $1200.00 plus. The interesting thing is that in many states, it is actually legal to own one, but you do have to jump through some legal hoops to do it.

Funny story, my friend who is a 20 year Special Forces and now works for a “private company” saw my Ruger and the first thing he tried to do is unscrew the front end to expose the internal section of the suppressor / silencer. I told him it was as standard MkIII bull barrel. He smiled at me and said that a lot of his buddies “at work” carried the Amphibian as a back-up. It looked exactly like my MkIII.

You want to see a Ruger Mark IV Tactical in action? — https://youtu.be/eHgTC1ZPyc8

Finally, another point about a 22 is that if it gets lost or stolen, it isn’t going to set you back several pay checks to replace it. Again, we are talking a little over $300.00 to get a new in the box replacement. Sight it in really quickly and you’re are back in action.

So looking for an all-around survival weapon, I like the 22. There are a lot companies and models to choose from. Me I am partial to Ruger, made in the good ol’ US of A. Can’t go wrong with that.

My 22 Rifle of Choice

If you are looking for a rifle, then it is hands down, the Ruger 10-22 semi auto rifle. It has got to be one of the best buys for your money.

The great thing about the Ruger 10-22 is that there are many third party companies that sell all sorts of add-ons, modifications, 20, 30, 50 and even 100 round magazines.

The 10-22 is a pretty cool weapon, which if you want to have fun modifying it, then this is the weapon for you.

What are you looking for in cost? Again, around $300.00 – $350.00. Very affordable. This is a great varmint weapon that you can use for plinking, hunting and even self-defense.

As will all the benefits that I mentioned above regarding the 22, the same goes for the Ruger 10-22. You got cheap ammo, so you get so proficient that you can shoot a fly at 100 yards, or bring home some rabbit dinner if times get lean.

 In fact, they sell what is called “Ruger 10/22 Full Auto Simulator” which you simply attach to your trigger guard, and crank for simulated FULL AUTOMATIC FIRE!!!!!!

The “Ruger 10/22 Full Auto Simulator” is easy to install and cranks out rapid fire. This little gem fits most semi-automatic .22 rifles. BUT it is NOT legal to own, carry or sell to residents living in California or other liberal states.

So, if you want one, move to Texas, then you can send all the lead down range you want. All you just have to worry about reloading your magazines. This little modification costs about $30.00 – $40.00. In fact, mount a Caldwell Lightweight Bipod to the front end of your Ruger 10-22 and with the “Ruger 10/22 Full Auto Simulator” you can do a lot of damage to that gang of rabbits down range that just keep gett’en in your cabbage patch. Folks, that is a lot of rabbit in the pot and a lot of lead down range.

This is why one of my weapons of choice in a survival situation is the 22. Everyone can shoot and become very proficient with it. Ammo is cheap so you don’t feel guilty about sending 200-300 rounds down range plus you can find ammo everywhere. The cost of getting a 22 is really reasonable and if you are a first-time gun owner, the 22 is a great place to start for all the reasons I gave above.

Shooting and hunting is a great sport and an American heritage.

In today’s political climate we need to be exercising more of our rights and passing on more of our heritage.

Because if we don’t, we will have neither.

Why I Am Prepared and Why YOU Should Too

By Ray Gano

1 Timothy 5:8 (KJV) But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

I am a student of Bible Prophecy. I say that because I know how the end of the story plays out and also who wins. With that said, I do not believe in a utopian world promoted by many out there. Man left to his own devices will always seek the greediest, most hedonistic, selfish path possible.

That is why we who have accepted Christ as our personal savior pick up our cross and follow Him daily.

Knowing that we are in fact living in the last days of the last days, I believe that today’s Western world is more vulnerable to both natural and man-made catastrophes than at any time in our past.

The science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke once said:

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

This statement is commonly known as Clarke’s Third Law.

We now live in a world that is so completely immersed in advanced technology that we depend upon it for our very survival. Most of the actions that we depend upon for our everyday activities — from flipping a switch to make the lights come on to obtaining all of our food supplies at a nearby supermarket.

If one would have viewed modern technology a mere 200 years ago, it would be considered as magic and one may have even been burned at the stake.

I often get asked ”why are you always talking about being prepared?”

Our civilization has become very vulnerable. We forget where our food originates from and many believe that it comes from the “magic place” called Wal-Mart. In fact, if Wal-Mart did not exist, there are times that I wonder if modern man would have been able to survive.

Because I am a student of Bible Prophecy, I know that this world is not going to get better, but in fact things will get worse.

But if I were to set aside what I know from God’s Word and what it speaks of in these last days, there are still several big picture factors to consider that work or and possibly even working together in a dangerous way, especially here in the US.

Economics: The U.S. national debt is a long-term threat to the nation’s economy and current levels of government spending are unsustainable. Across the ocean and we see most of Europe is no better. In fact due to recent developments many nations in the European Union are in far worse shape. Greece, Portugal, Italy instantly come to mind. Still, governments spend like there is no tomorrow and that the coffers of cash are unending. They forget the future generations who will be strapped with this buren and will not be able to repay these debts.

Not to mention aging infrastructure, declining educational system, and our absolute dependence on foreign oil. Which thanks to the lack of serious response by our current administration, it will probably become much worse. It would not surprise me to find out that much of this lack of response is planned so that the government can seize the oil companies much like they did the banks and auto industries.

The outcome – no money

Resources: The U.S. cannot be energy independent given current oil and gas reserves. We need to invest in our own energy solutions and start producing once again. But will we? The powers that be say that we will not.

China and India’s populations are growing and so are their energy needs. Alternate energy sources cannot fill the void, at least not right now. It will still take several decades to “ramp up” these infrastructures. Unfortunately, modern civilization is based on access to cheap fossil fuels, and world governments seem to be oblivious to the need to prepare (e.g., start building hundred of wind turbines, nuclear reactors, solar array farms, etc, now) for the future.

The outcome – dwindling energy solutions at a very high cost playing catch up.

Demographics: The “baby boomer” generation is rapidly aging, and coming into retirement. This means there will be less workers, paying less taxes. Our retirees “nest egg” has been robbed multiple times by wall street, inflation, and constant rising taxes. Because of this the “baby boomers” are forced to dip into resources, that were set aside to help support their golden years. But more and more of these people’s resources are gone. This issue also compounds the economic problems above.

Tack on illegal immigration which often in cases do not contribute to the tax system and we see an even stronger strain on the welfare system of today.

International Threats: U.S. status as a super power is being challenged by China, the Middle East, and quite possibly even Russia. Those nations and others, however, will also face demographic and resource issues that will make them competitors for trade and scarce recourse, increasing the potential for conflict with our own country. Muslim Terrorist factions actors such as Al Qaeda and the like will continue to be a challenge as Islam grows worldwide with the push for a global caliphate ensues. And just recently NASA has released a report that all countries remain vulnerable to the threat of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) due to out of the ordinary projected solar storms. Toss in the fact that EMP can also be caused by terrorist / manmade events and one can see the vulnerability.

Wild Cards: This includes natural disasters, plagues and pandemics, earthquakes, asteroids, etc. – all those things completely beyond the control of humans that could wreak havoc upon civilization by destroying key infrastructure, cities and populations.

Society has faced many of these issues in the past, the difference being that contemporary Western civilization has become dependent upon the “magic” of technology to a degree unsurpassed in history. This is our own “Achilles heel” or weakness. While there is a level of redundancy that provides some robustness, there is point when failures in one systems that will cause a cascading effect that will result in failures of other related systems.

We have lost many of the vital non-technical skills our grandparents generation had. How to raise chickens, milk goats, make cheese, even mend our own clothes. Our society has become more dependent on the “magic” of technology. And if this technology is taken down. The possible effect of large scale catastrophes is magnified by the probability of cascade failures in those technologies.

Our industrial complex is basically gone, knowledge of lost skills is basically gone, our financial resources are basically gone .

Our hope lies within what we as Americans can do for our own family. But we as husbands, fathers and leaders of our family must never forget, that our true hope lies in the saving Grace of our heavenly Father who will see us through the good times and in the bad.

God has given us strong hands to work with and brains to think with. He is not some welfare agent in the sky. He is not going to rain pennies from heaven nor allow $20.00 bill trees to grow in our back yard.

What He will do is bless our efforts if we work now to plan ahead. He is not going to raise up a vegetable garden over night. But if we get out and till the land, plant the seeds and nurture our efforts, He will bless that effort with a bountiful harvest.

God’s Word tells us to “occupy till He returns.” We need to be doing that. Why you may ask?

1 Peter 3:15 (KJV) But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

It is for the sake of the Gospel that we must be ready always in good times and in bad. If we are not ready for the hard times ahead, how can we have the freedom to share the blessed hope of our Lord and Savior? There will be many who will be on their hands and knees just searching for that next scrap of food. Will people like them have the time to share the gospel? No they will not nor will they be in any position to do so.

That is why it is vitally important that we are busy at the task at hand and “be ready always” to share the gospel in good times and in bad.

We do this not only for the sake of our own families, but for those who we will be able to help.

Think about it. If you know that your neighbor down the road is hurting and in need and you are able to provide some beans, rice, maybe a dozen eggs, don’t you think that they would be more open to hearing God’s plan of Salvation? Don’t you think that because you are different and had the foresight to look ahead that you might have a higher degree of credibility than one who has fallen on hard times?

Knowing all of this; looking out upon the horizon, this is why I prepare.

I see a great need for bible believing Christians to be ready to share the Gospel. They are not going to hear about God’s true love for them from the sugar coated charlatans who claim the title “pastor.” What these people are in reality is mere hirelings who are fleecing the flocks.

So we need to be ready to fulfill the task at hand.

Mark 16:15 (KJV) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

The time to prepare is now, while we still have the time and resources at hand.

When Christ returns, it is my desire to have Him find me hard at work for the sake of the kingdom.

I don’t know about you, but I want to hear those words…” Enter my kingdom my good and faithful servant.”

What will you be doing when Christ returns?

What words will He speak to you?


 

Fill In The Holes For Just One Year

We have a $600+ shortfall every month. I HATE coming to the readers every month asking to help.

We are working like mad to fill these holes, but it is slow going. Tracye and I are developing a “tent building” business, but we need help with some breathing room.

All we are asking is for one year….

Will You Stand With Us For Just One Year?

We need 6 people willing to stand with us at $100 a month.

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Bugging In – Preparing For Riots and Social Mayhem – Do it NOW

By Ray Gano

Listen folks, I am not some prophet or anything like that. It is my hope that nothing will happen.

What I am looking at is past history and also current actions by the evil socialist / communist left that are hell bent on stealing our country away from us.

Like it or not, odds are good that we could see major trouble on our shores.

What I want to discuss are the following…

1 – Gear Up To Protect The Home & Family

2 – Gear Up Your Home

Gearing Up To Protect The Home and Family

I do not advocate offensive violence, but I do believe in protecting one’s family, the innocent and in maintaining a defensive posture.

Scripture says…

1 Timothy 5:8  But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

Luke 22:36  Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

Like it or not, now more than in the last 100 years we are living in a time where we may see war on our own shores. We may see some form of civil war, due to the racial hate, religious hate or between liberal or conservative ideals.

Believe it or not, our nation is ripe for revolution. The ANTIFA riots that are popping up all over the US is proof positive of this.

My hope that it is a revolution at the ballot box and not one being fought on a battle field.

Police Grade Pepper Gel

As bad as this sounds, people need to be prepared to defend.

First thing that I have to help defend my home is a few 16oz cans of pepper spray / gel. SABRE Red Pepper Gel is probably the best when it comes to this sort of application.

See, you do not want the liquid spray because you need this to shoot pretty far. The foam that I normally recommend also has a few issues. This is why I am recommending SABRE Red Pepper Gel.

In using gel it virtually eliminates wind blow-back with no airborne particles – only affects the target/person it directly contacts! SABRE gel provides distance from your threat with a thirty (30) foot range.

Having several of these positioned in strategic spots so that you can get to it quickly is a solid home defense without using deadly force.

SABRE Red Pepper Gel –   http://amzn.to/2d1cCaK

Gear Ready To Go – Cross Draw Tactical Vest

Condor-Tactical-VestI know that this sounds really “John Wayne” / Mall Ninja, but it is better to be prepared with gear ready to go than not.

Condor is a company that puts out some pretty good gear. It isn’t totally military grade, but it is pretty good gear for the price.

First thing that I recommend is getting a Cross Draw Tactical Vest.

This is the vest that I have on hand and it has served me really well.

The many pockets allow for multiple weapons, communications or supplies that I will need.

For example, carrying pepper gel, a stun gun, some protein bars for an energy boost along with other items that you might need. There are several large pockets that can hold your cell phone or walkie talkie.

I also REALLY like the fact that I can put my camel back water bladder in the back and will help me stay hydrated.

Again this is not military grade, but for civilian use and being prepared it is an excellent vest.

The added belt with two mag pouches are good to keep pepper spray, stun gun or even another tactical folding knife like the Cold Steel Voyager Clip Point XL.

MOLLE strips on the back also allow you to clip on dump bag to hold spent magazines as well as a small pack of sorts that might carry a day’s rations and a first aid pack.

Allen Company makes a great pouch that will secure to the back of the vest and it can hold a good amount of necessary items.

Freetoo-glovesThis or even two of these pouches on the back of the vest will help you keep needed gear without weighing you down.

Another item that one has to strongly think about is a good pair of gloves. I have written about gloves in the past and so many people do not understand how a good pair of tough gloves can really help save your hands.

Mechanic’s makes some great gloves, but a good pair of motorcycle gloves that are made to take the road rash is something that will stand up.

Freetoo Full Finger Cycling Motorcycle Gloves are some of the best out there. They are comfortable, but also take a beating. This is something that you will need to consider if you are being placed in a tactical situation where you need to get down on the ground and really rough up your hands.

Condor Tactical Cross Draw Vest – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Condor-Tactical-Vest

MOLLE Rig Pouch – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-MOLLE-Rig-Pouch

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Gearing Yourself Up With Covert Body Armor

kevlar-hoodieIt seems that the Muslim terrorists weapon of choice seems to be the IED, the improvised explosive device.

This past weekend the bomb that exploded in Chelsea injured twenty-nine people when the device exploded around 8:30 Saturday night. One person was seriously hurt.

Bombs damage in several ways, first there is the explosion that causes a shock wave. The waves travel outward at about 1,600 feet per second (488 meters per second) over hundreds of yards or more depending upon the amount of explosive.

It is this shock wave that hits the body with massive force. The body, particularly the brain is jolted so hard that the body can not withstand the sudden shock and the person dies due to a massive concussion.

Sometimes the shock wave can push a person back and they are thrown into walls and other structures around where the device explodes.

The explosion fragments the container and sends pieces of shrapnel at high speeds outward. If the IED also contained other fragments such as ball bearings, nuts, bolts and pellets, then they also would be thrown outward.

The heat from the explosion can causes fire. These fires in turn can cause secondary fires in the general area.

Finally, the blast wave leaves a partial vacuum, which causes air to rush back in under high pressure. The in-rushing air also pulls in debris and shrapnel.

So how do we protect ourselves?

We need to start taking precautions. As much as I hate to say this and it is painting with a broad brush but if you have Muslims in your area that seem to sympathize with ISIS, CARE, PLO then there might be a risk.

Something that you may consider is start wearing a covert form of body armor. With today’s technology there is level 2 and level 3 Kevlar motorcycle clothing that will help protect against a lot of the dangers that motorcycle riders have to avoid.

Here is what one rider had to say about the Kevlar pants he was wearing…

kevlar-cammo-pants“After a 35mph crash into rocks, I can attest to the strength of the Kevlar. The foot peg caught on inner thigh, tore thru the denim and just left a deep bruise on my inner thigh. With after market pegs using replaceable studs I can assure you without Kevlar it may have been a life threatening result.”

In other words, the Kevlar stopped the foot peg from going though the pants and into his leg all while doing 35 MPH. Note that he did not have any rock or debris penetrating the skin either.

Many Police wear the same clothing to help protect them as well against knife attacks, being cut and other dangers that they face on the street.

I am showing this sort of example because if you are in the area of an IED, this sort of clothing might protect you from any shrapnel or flying debris from the explosion.

Is this perfect and is this what this clothing was made for?

NO… not at all, BUT I would be willing to wear cloths like this and if I am in some sort of situation, odds are that the Kevlar panels that are part of this type of clothing “might” stop shrapnel and debris.

I want to state again that this sort of clothing is also cut resistant and many police wear this sort of clothing to stop knife attacks.

Just think, if some of the people who were in the St Cloud Shopping Mall were wearing some sort of Kevlar clothing; would they have sustained the sort of knife wounds that they received from the terrorist?

kevlar-sleevesI have a pair of Kevlar sleeves that I wear when I am conducting special security tasks. I have personally tested them out to see if they are in fact they cut and puncture resistant and I was impressed, they do what they say they do.

The great thing about Kevlar is that it is also heat / fire resistant. Maybe you have seen waitresses wearing these sort of Kevlar sleeves in dinners. Particularly where they stack 4-5 plates of food on one arm. Those sleeves they are wearing are the same type that many police ear to help guard against knife attacks.

These also will help protect against fragments and debris if you are in the vicinity of an IED.

Here is a list of clothing and such that I have conducted research on…

Men’s Clothes

Shirts

Scorpion Covert Flannel Reinforced/Kevlar Lined Protective Shirt – http://amzn.to/2ckJUjm

Jackets – Vest- Hoodies – Neck Protector – Sleeves

Bikers Gear Motorcycle Gray Jacket Berlin Hoodie Armor & Full Kevlar Liner – http://amzn.to/2cD0oSr

Motorcycle Hoodie Hoody Full Kevlar Armoured Lined Fleece Ultimate Protection – http://amzn.to/2cLNW1Z

Hatch Centurion Kevlar Neck Protection, One Size, Black – http://amzn.to/2ckIBkR

Mechanix Wear Heat Sleeves – http://amzn.to/2ckK2Q3   <<< I own these, they work, I tested them with my knife

Pants

Newfacelook Mens Motorcycle Urban Jeans Pants Reinforced with Aramid Protection – http://amzn.to/2cyM7Uz

ScorpionExo Covert Pro Jeans Men’s Reinforced Motorcycle Pants – http://amzn.to/2ckHP78

Women’s Clothes

Drayko Women’s Drift Riding Jeans – 16/Indigo  – http://amzn.to/2cCYBMS

Sequoia Speed Euphoria Ladies Jacket Motorcycle Armor Level 3 Kevlar Black W Pink  – http://amzn.to/2cLdqhn

Trilobite 961 Parado Jacket (women´s) – http://amzn.to/2cObCB1

 

Gearing Up With Firearms

Luke 11:21  When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

Psalms 144:1 Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.

When dealing with a home defense / close quarter combat, my “go to” handguns are the Glock 19, and second I recommend the Glock 17

Yep, both 9mm Glocks.

I am a huge fan of the Glock for many reasons.

First of all, they are pretty much indestructible. There are a number of video on You Tube showing the Glock being dropped from a plane, a barn roof, frozen in ice for a year, buried in the dirt for a year, rolled over by a car, a truck and a semi.

Here is a great video where they fired 40 – 30 round magazines until there was a malfunction. In other words, they worked to literally melt the gun.  1272 rounds later there was a malfunction but after they pulled the gun apart, it was found that there was some polymer still in the gun from the melted polymer guide rod; which they knew would give out and had a metal guide rod ready to replace.

The heat also became so great that the trigger started to melt. But the shooter stated that had he known, he would have used a work around to continue to fire the Glock.

What the shooter performing the test concluded that you would not have been able to carry enough rounds on your person and shoot the Glock so much to cause it to malfunction in this manner.

In other words, the Glock is a great weapon to use even in adverse conditions that this shooter put the Glock through.

You can watch the entire video here – https://youtu.be/ub4OswUhLwo

Another point that I like about the Glock family of 9mm is that you can cannibalize parts from one Glock to another. That is if you are staying within the same generation. Now Gen 1 thru Gen 3 pretty much used the same parts and a lot of them are interchangeable. It is the Gen 4 where Glock started to make changes. But even then there are still parts that are interchangeable.

Probably the main reason I like Glocks is that I have a lot of lead going down range. A Glock 19 magazine holds 15 rounds, a Glock 17 which is the largest in the Glock 9mm family holds 17 in the magazine. You can also interchange the larger magazines in the smaller guns.

Example, you can use the Glock 17 mag in the Glock 26 and Glock 19.

A great modification that a lot of Glock shooters have been adding to their Glocks for the past several years is adding a “Modular Optics System” on the Glock. What this does is allow for quicker acquirement of the target and you don’t have to have one eye closed to aim and shoot.

Glock-MOS

This set up is great for the Glock 17 and the Glock 19. This has become so popular that now Glock manufacturing is offering a modified upper receiver so that you can put your favorite optic on your Glock.

BUT.. if this is the direction that you are wanting to go, be prepared to get a good red dot optic like the those that Trijicon offers.

Trijicon is military grade optics and it is something that I would spend the money for. I have shot a friend of mine’s Glock 19 that has a Trijicon MOS on his and I have to say that my acquiring of the target was a lot faster and once you get used to it, you shoot with both eyes open.

This is a critical asset to have on your Glock and it could mean shaving milliseconds off your target acquisition. Those milliseconds might also be what you need to save you and your families life.

The Glock 19 & 17 have a lower rail so that you can put a laser site to flashlight or both.

Streamlight’s TLR-1 Rail-Mounted Tactical Light is already equipped to be fitted to any Glock that has a lower rail.

Here is my Glock 19 with a TLR-1 flashlight.

Ray-Glock19-TLR1

This flashlight has both left and right buttons so that you can easily turn the light on and off. The TLR-1 is police / military grade and will stand up to the abuse. It will also light up any area that you need and the light is bright enough that it can temporarily blind an intruder and give you valuable seconds to take action.

Links For Home Defense / Close Quarter Combat

Trijicon Optic – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Trijicon-Optic-Sight

Streamlight TLR-1 – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-TLR-1-Flashlight

Safariland G19-TLR-1 Holster – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Safari-TLR-1-G19-Holster

Condor Tactical Cross Draw Vest – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Condor-Tactical-Vest

 

No Gun? Go Sword – Picking The Right Sword For Your Home Defense

ray-mushashi-review

There are a lot of factors that you need to consider when picking a proper sword for home defense.

First think of your physical abilities.

Are you active?

Do you play any sports like tennis, golf, baseball, etc?

Do you have any physical limitations that prevent you from fully or partially swinging a sword?

One handed sword or two handed sword?

For example, over the years of being in the military, working security, practicing martial arts my right shoulder is not what it used to be. I can swing a sword easily one handed, but I personally would feel more comfortable using a two handed sword so that I can get even more power and strength behind the weapon.

This is one the main reasons that I gravitate to more of a samurai sword / two handed type of weapon.

I also like a two handed Katana (samurai sword) because it really does not take much training to use this in a home defense manner. Again, if you can swing bat., racket or golf club, you have the basic moves to use a Katana (samurai sword).

There are many good swords out there that run around $125 that would be very dependable in a home defense situation.

What you DO NOT want to do is get some cheap katana. The reason is that most $50 and below katana that advertised as “Sharp” also do not have a “full tang” or thicker piece of metal in the handle that will help strengthen the sword.

Instead they have what is called a “rat tail” tang.

cheap-samurai-swords

The problem with these is that they are often welded at the hilt or hand guard. If you need to swing this type of sword, the act of swinging it with full force will often snap that weld and your blade will go flying off. It will also snap on the very first blow at full force if you hit something or someone.

No matter what, when it snaps off, you no longer have a weapon to defend your home.

SO one of the first things you need to look for, is the sword “full tang.”

full-tang-katana

As you can see in this picture the tang, or the metal that slides up into the handle is pretty thick and wide. This will give your sword strength when you swing it and also come in contact with a target.

The type of steel is also something that you want to watch out for. A lot of cheap swords are made of 1040 steel. This is great for hacking bushes and such, but 1040 will not hold an edge and in fact it is pretty hard to get a really good razor edge on cheap steel like this.

My recommendation is that you look for steel that is at least 1060, which many swords out there are made from

If you can get a 1060 DH or deferentially hardened that is even better. What DH or deferentially hardened means that the blade’s edge is hardened more than the spine of the sword. The DH edge will hold a sharpened edge much better and you can actually get a literal razor’s edge with a 1060 DH sword.

How they achieve this is the sword maker will put liquid clay on the edge of the sword, this will help keep the edge hotter for a millisecond when the sword is quenched in water or oil to cool the sword down. Because the spine of the sword is exposed, that metal will be softer, where the edge that has the clay will remain hotter, thus making the edge’s steel harder. This hardened steel edge will hold the razor sharpness while the softer spine gives the sword some flexibility.

You can often tell a deferentially hardened sword when you see what is often referred to as a “hamon.”

differentially-hardened

1060 high carbon steel blade with clay the temper process, hamon and hardness created by applying liquid clay during the final forging process.

Note the line in the steel, this is where the clay was painted on the blades edge and when put in the water; “stained” the steel to give the wavy line appearance.

One thing you want to look out for is what is called a “brushed hamon.”  This is a sign of a cheaper sword. This is made by using a steel brush on the sword’s edge to give it a “hamon” look as you can see in the image below.

When buying a sword you look to see if the hamon is made with the clay tempering process or is it brushed on like you see above.

If the sword description DOES NOT talk about the clay tempering process, then be leery. Sometimes it is mentioned and sometimes it is not. Looking at pictures of the blade, you can often tell the brushed look verses the clay tempered blade.

brushed-hamonA company that I really like and recommend is a company called Musashi. They have a 1060 DH series of swords that for the price, are really great. In fact, I own two of them, both are the “eternity wheel” style.

Musashi’s 1060DH Shirakawa series are basically the same sword but with different hardware, meaning that the hand guard and the pommel cap have different styles.

Mine is called the “eternity wheel.” Other styles are The Bamboo Warrior, Crane or Musashi. There are about 20 sword styles in this series. All are basically the hand forged, hand sharpened 1060 deferentially hardened sword.

musashi_differentially_hardened_samurai_swordA couple of years ago I produced a video Here is a video review of my Musashi 1060 Clay DH hardened katana. I wanted to share my first cuts with this Katana. This is a great starter / first live katana that one can own. This sword is the “Eternity Wheel” sword and is from Musashi Swords “Shirakawa” series. This is the same series that the very popular “Bamboo Warrior” katana also comes from.

WATCH NOW – Musashi 1060 DH Katana First Cuts – https://youtu.be/TOUq2sMH_0M

For $120.00 with Amazon Prime free shipping you can get the same sword that I have and that I love. I have a number of swords and this is my “go to” sword. This is why I now have two of them because I use my first sword and I want to have a backup just in case finally end up destroying it due to all the cutting and practice that I do.

Order My Musashi DH 1060 Sword – http://tinyurl.com/Musashi-1060-DH-Katana

Here is another 1060 DH from the same series and it is only $105.98 and that is with Amazon Prime shipping as well.

Musashi – 1060 Carbon Steel – Clay Tempered Samurai Sword *SHARP* – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Musashi-Clay-Temprd-Katana

Now another sword that I am very impressed with is Dark Sentinel Sword by Paul Chen / CAS Hanwei.

I really like this sword because it is a “hi-Bred” sort of sword that was designed by Paul Chen, a very well-known sword smith and sword designer.

This sword combines the slashing power of the Samurai Katana and characteristics of European dueling swords make it lite and agile enough that you can use this sword with one handed, but can easily go to two handed.

This sword is made with 1566 high carbon steel. This is the same sort of steel that saw blades are made of. So this sword maintains and holds an edge and because of the steel’s strength it is not as thick as a standard Katana.

One of the reasons I got this sword is because this is a sword that my wife can also use and use effectively.

dark-sentina

It is very easy to swing and hold on to due to the leather wrapped and studded handled. The handle is not large and my wife can easily hold it without it falling out of her hands.

When I purchased this sword a few years ago, Amazon did not carry it , but I am glad to see that Amazon is now carrying this great sword.

CAS Dark Sentinel Sword – http://amzn.to/2dbJEkP

Other Blades To Consider

Musashi – 1060 Carbon Steel – Samurai Sword – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Musashi-Clay-Temprd-Katana

Blackhawk Tatang Knife – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Blackhawk-Tatang-Knife

Cold Steel Voyager XL Clip Point – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-CS-Voyager

Tactical Tomahawk and Military Compass – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tomahawk-and-Compass

Gearing Up Your Home

I am one who believes that one should try to make their home as invasion proof as possible. This is why I am big on early warning and trying to prevent entry.

I have talked about this product before in other article, it is one of the best door jammers you can get on the market.

The Buddy Door Jammer, I own one of these myself and I can attest to the strength that this has. Using this properly will make your door almost impenetrable. The person/s will have to destroy your door to get in.

window-filmThe next thing that I have talked about in the past is   8 Mil Window Film.

This is a GREAT product and could possibly save your life. I have done studies on this and if you apply it to both sides of the window, it will prevent bricks, large rocks and in some cases even a single shotgun blast using bird shot or small game shot and even a 22 bullet.

Now I would not stand in front of the window to test it, but in some of the case studies I have seen, this stuff is worth the money. People will not come in by breaking your window, that is a guarantee.

Buddy Bar Door Jammer – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-BUDDY-BAR

8 Mil Security Window Film – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Security-Window-Film

buddy-bar

Early Warning Alarm Systems

Where we live I have implemented several security systems.

First, I have the Voice Alert System-6 Home/driveway Alarm system. I learned about this from a friend of mine when I heard his announcing that someone was at the side of the house, and then it announced that someone was by the tool shed. Come to find out it was just his dog and he forgot to turn set the alarm to daytime.

After doing a bunch of research on pricing and features and such, I had to agree that this was a great system to give us early warning.

voice-alert

Here is what it says about the system on Amazon.

Would you like to be alerted when…

  • Cars are coming up the driveway
  • Children go inside your tool shed
  • Intruders approach the front or backyard
  • Someone enters your garage
  • Visitors are walking to the front door
  • Your parked boat or motor home has been boarded
  • Kids or pets are trampling your flowers …then you need the Voice Alert System-6.

System-6 allows a maximum of six user recorded messages. Each message is specific to one zone. For instance, zone one could be for a driveway alarm -“Car coming up the driveway” while zone two could be for a sensor monitoring the back yard- “Alert! Child by the pool!” Perhaps a third sensor guards a side entrance against intruders. However, when this PIR detects movement, the base unit plays “Intruder on patio” and triggers a floodlight using one of four relays included on the base unit.

System-6 can monitor all three zones simultaneously and still have three additional zones available when needed. Users can alter their messages and place the wireless sensors wherever they wish.

Voice Alert System-6 sets up in minutes and can be completely customized to fit their individual needs.

The wireless PIRs feature: all weather protection, adjustable mounting and sensitivity, and can send a signal 300 feet through walls and up to 1000 feet in open space.

This is not some cheap system either. The starter unit and one sensor is about $125.00. Each senor costs about $50.00 per and they are weather proof. I have multiple sensors all over our perimeter giving us early warning of anyone entering our yard. But they are the best out there for the dollar when it comes to home security systems that you can install.

Voice Alert Alarm System – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Voice-Alert-Alarm-System

Other Items To Help “Gear UP” Your Home

Flip Action Door Lock – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Flip-Door-Lock

Doberman Ultraslim Window Alarm – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Ultraslim-Window-Alarm

Door Stop Alarm – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Doorstop-Alarm

Window and Door Alarm – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Window-Door-Alarm

Conclusion

I know that what I am saying here is rather disturbing. But I feel that it needs to be said. Our nation is possibly headed to a very bad place in this time in history.

I pray to God that what I am saying does not come to fruition, but the way the current administration is pushing our nation to a civil war / civil disturbance, it is not helping the matter and in fact adding gasoline to the fire that is already burning.

Charles G. Finney stated something very profound that may explain what and why things are happening today.

Here is what he said…

“Worldly desires, appetites, and feelings prevent true Christianity — the human will is, in a sense, enslaved by fleshly and worldly desires. It is therefore necessary for God to awaken people to a sense of guilt and danger and thus produce an opposite excitement or feeling and desire. This counter-feeling breaks the power of worldly desire and leaves the will free to obey God.”

Our nation desperately needs God, but we have been living a slew of lies thinking that we are serving God, when in reality we are serving ourselves.

John MacArthur wrote an outstanding article titled “When God Abandons A Nation.”

If you wish to read it online, you can read it here – http://raygano.com/when-god-abandons-a-nation/

In this article he talks about 5 dominate lies we as Christians and a culture have accepted in these last days.

Lie #1 – Life is random…life is random. We’re all products of evolutionary chance, no purpose, no creator, no accountability.

Lie #2 – Truth is relative. No absolutes, no standard, you just kind of have to flow around public opinion but you can change public opinion, as we well know.

Lie #3 – People are basically good, oh if they go bad, somebody abused them. Somebody else is to blame, they lack self-esteem, they have psychological problems based on environmental failures.

Lie #4 – Thanks to Rick Warren and Joel Osteen, everyone can change his own life, get control, take charge, become the person you want to be. You have the power to be whatever you want to be.

Lie #5 – The goal of life is self-satisfaction. You’re really after feeling good about yourself, being satisfied with who you are. You hear people say, “This is who I am, take it or leave it and I’m happy who I am. This is me and I’m just out there.”

Because we have bought into these lies is why Finney’s statement is so profound to me.

“It is therefore necessary for God to awaken people to a sense of guilt and danger and thus produce an opposite excitement or feeling and desire. This counter-feeling breaks the power of worldly desire and leaves the will free to obey God.”

Bible prophecy or not, this is where we are today in US History.

We have forgotten God and He will do what He deems necessary to wake us back up to the truth. If it means guilt and danger, then He will do it.

The thing that we who are a wake and have been watching need to do is to prepare so that we can make it through that storm and make it to the other side so that we can be ready to serve and help our fellow man. It will be at that time that man will be ready to hear the good news of the gospel, and we need to make sure that we will be there so that we can share it.

Fill In The Holes For Just One Year

We have a $600+ shortfall every month. I HATE coming to the readers every month asking to help.

You love what we are doing. We get emails from many of you every week.

We are working like mad to fill these holes, but it is slow going. Tracye and I are developing a “tent building” business, but we need help with some breathing room.

All we are asking is for one year….

Will You Stand With Us For Just One Year?

We need 6 people willing to stand with us at $100 a month.

OR

12 people willing to stand with us at $50 a month.

OR

24 people willing to stand with us at $25 a month.

Folks, just one year.

We have been reviewing our business plan to reinvigorate PZ, Servant Warrior and introduce our life coach business. We have been getting great mentoring support from several individuals and all of us are very confident in our business plans that we have been working on.

We know that we will do well, we just need one year of breathing room to accomplish this.

Stand in the gap with us for one year…

Monthly ($10.00) – http://tinyurl.com/Become-A-PZ-Insider

Monthly ($15.00) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Insider-15

Monthly ($20.00) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Insider-20

Monthly ($25.00) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Insider-25-Monthly

Monthly ($50.00) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Partner-50

Monthly ($75.00) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Partner-75

Monthly ($100.00) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Partner-100

Every 6 Months ($50.00) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-6-Month-Subscription

Yearly ($100.00) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Yearly-Subscription

 

Join Our Last Days Warrior Group

I have a Last Days Warrior Facebook group that I am revamping and bringing it back up to speed.

This would be a great place to start in taking a stand and where I will post my ideas and things that Tracye and I have been doing to push forward and live a better Last Days Warrior lifestyle.

If what I am saying resonates with you, then you are quiet possibly hearing the Last Days Warrior call.

If you do, then let me encourage you to check out our Last Days Warrior Facebook group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lastdayswarrior/

Let’s stand up and start answering the call.

 

11 Things You NEED To Get NOW To Survive!!!

By Ray Gano

My name is Ray Gano, in my past not only did I jump out of perfectly good airplanes serving with the 82nd Airborne, I learned to eat bugs, snakes and yes even monkeys. I have also lived through several natural disasters. The biggest was the 1989 San Francisco earthquake that measured a huge 7.1. Buildings, homes, roads, and lives were destroyed. It even put a damper on the World Series, which I was disappointed because my team the SF Giants lost.

BUT… it was hurricanes Katrina and Rita, that my wife, family and I learned some ever valuable lessons.

What was the real eye opener that we learned? Stuff disappeared off the shelves at the local Mega Mart when these sort of events take place… at a warp speed too.

Fast forward a few years later and my wife and I were sitting at Ground Zero here in Texas for what is being called the Swine Flu / Mexican Flu pandemic.

It can’t happen to you? Think again…

In the world we live in we face dirty bombs and terrorism globally. 9-11, London, Paris all are proof to that.

NOW …What would happen if a dirty bomb, a weapon of mass DISRUPTION, was exploded in the US soil? Dick Chaney once stated that it is not a matter of “IF” but “WHEN” something of this magnitude would take place.

With all of this staring us in the face, what are we doing about it?

The best time to prepare you and your family is now when you have the time, patients and clear thinking are in your favor.

This list is not totally chronological, but important things are at the top of the list and ones I would seek out first. You will need these items if and when a disaster arises. When disaster takes place, these items will also be very hard to find. The best thing to do is have these items now so that when the need arises, they are there for you and your family.

Another point I would like to make, you should try to have extra on hand for others you care about, trade and for sale; because if you need them, so do others.

1. Water

Water, water, water!!! You can not have enough water! Also have on hand water bottles, bottled water, water jugs, 5 gallon jerry cans, canteens, ect. All these items and the water will be the first items to go. In all the disasters I have been in, water was either cut off, or in very short supply. If you hear of a disaster coming your way, clean out the bathroom tub with regular bleach as fast as possible, make sure you rinse the tub and then start filling it up with COLD WATER. If there is residue bleach, that is ok, it will help preserve the water. Duck tape the over flow hole so that you can get maximum water in the tub. Start filling jugs, canteens, bottles as fast as you can, you do not know how long the water will last. You must move as fast as possible during this time! Make this your primary focus if you are to remain in the home. Do not use hot water!!! Your hot water heater is a secondary reserve. This is why you fill everything you can with a cold water source. If you have multiple bath tubs, fill all of them. Speed is of the essence.
Now, if you are really thinking ahead, 50 gallon water barrels are good to have. You can purchase these at feed stores, farming supplies, ect. Fill them and rotate the water about every other month to every 12 months.

2. Food

Try to keep on hand 30 + days worth of food. Large amounts of canned, dried and frozen goods are a very good idea. One of the best investments we have ever made is the vacuum food sealer, these small appliances suck the air out of bags and seals them.

This is a great way to create dried food meals, pre made meals, ect. This also gives dried grains, beans, rice and such extra shelf life. Canned goods and dry goods are the best to keep for long term. Remember to have several hand operated can openers around. I personally keep a P-38 US Army can opener on my key chain. Believe it or not, there is a lot you can do with a P-38.

3. Battery Operated Items

Such as flashlights, lamps, radios and the extra batteries needed to keep them going. If you are able to find “crank” operated items, then get them. Keeping extra battery operated items on hand is also good when one breaks and can also be used in trade.

Here is a GREAT flashlight / radio that I highly recommend. Not only does it have a lot of purposes and you can hand crank it, but it will also act as a charger and has a built in cell phone charger.

* Emergency Hand-Crank Power Generator
* Built-in Cell Phone Charger, Flashlight, and Emergency Siren
* Rechargeable battery pack provides reliable, renewable, internal power for everyday use
* Stereo headphone jack

4. Camp Fuel Operated Items

A camp stove that runs on camp fuel is a great investment. These can run on just about anything. Camping lanterns as well as the old fashion oil lamp and other items are also good to have. They even make camp ovens. Coleman Fuel, it is impossible not to stockpile too much of this stuff. What comfort these items bring is what makes or breaks surviving critical times. The thought of simple warmth is a great motivator in times of distress. Remember to get “tune up” kits for all your items to keep them running at peak performance. Example: Wicks, mantles for lamps, gaskets for stoves.

For oil lamps, make sure you have on hand lamp oil, wicks and maybe an extra chimney. If any of these items are scarce, stockpile so that you have these on hand! If you run out of lamp oil, you can move to Coleman fuel as well. Sooty, but it works.

A quick note on Coleman lanterns that utilize a mantle; although they give off great light, these mantles are very fragile. Make sure you have an excellent supply of these. You will break the mantle almost every time you move the lantern. Once you do not have any more mantles, your lamp is not very functional if at all.

Final addendum to camp fuel is also have on hand plenty of Candles, Wood, Seasoned Firewood, Charcoal & Lighter Fluid, these items too will be in short supply.

5. Barter Items

Gold and Silver Coins, the president “gold” coins, gold & silver bullion, these are items that maintain value and barter-ability. (http://www.sqmetals.com) This is Steve Quayle’s precious metals site and where I recommend you purchasing your precious metals. Steve is a good guy and has been in the business for a long time. I like his motto “If you can’t touch it, you don’t own it.” I totally stand behind that.

The gold to silver ratio is approximately 80 – 1 . So what we are doing is acquiring silver. We do not know what shape the US economy will be in down the road. Our economy is growing under President Trump, but the Communist Left is doing everything in its power to bring about a socialist revolt. We need to be prepared.

6. Tools & Ducktape

Hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, hand drills, saws, tape measures, bow saws, axes and hatchets & Wedges (also, honing oil) Anything that one can use to build with or cut down with. Don’t forget the nails, screws and most of all DUCKTAPE. It is amazing all the things you can do and repair with DUCKTAPE. I would buy a whole case of duck tape because when you start using it, you will run out pretty fast.

7. Weapons, Hunting & Fishing Items

Guns, Ammo, Knives, Bows, Arrows and Slingshots. In fact it is a good idea to get everyone in the family a good fold up wrist rocket AKA sling shot and a solid knife. Many a squirrel have fed a family due to the sling shot and quick cleaning with the knife.

Include a good supply of fishing gear as well as snare wire and trapping items.

Pepper Spray, Clubs, Bats and other self protection items are also good to have on hand as well as multiples of each. Have enough to “arm” the entire family with at least one of each. In doing this, you can have many of these items “stored” all over and within an arms reach if needed.

The key to all of these hunting, fishing and home protection items is that if you do not know how to use them, they are pretty much useless. So if you purchase a gun or rifle, take it to the range as well as take some lessons if you have not used a weapon before.

For Fishing, get to know the local fishing areas around your home. You would be very surprised at all the fish you would find in simple city drainage water ways. When I lived in CA, a drainage ditch was one of my secret bass fishing areas. Get to know these areas and get to know your fishing gear.

8. Camping Gear, Tents, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Sleep Pads, Tarps, Stakes, Rope, 550 Cord (parachute cord), etc.

Pretty much anything that you may need so that you and your family can live out doors. You may not be able to stay in your home after a disaster, so camp out in the back yard and have a “guard post” in the front.

9. First Aid Supplies & Personal First Aid Kits, Medications and Vitamins

Put together a major family first aid kit. A very large fishing tackle box or better yet a plastic bin that you are able to close and secure is even better. Remember when putting your supplies together, check any expiration dates.

If you take prescriptions, it is good to have an extra 30 day supply on hand if you are able.

10. King James Version Study Bible

If I had to grab and go and could take only one item, it would be my bible. There is more knowledge, comfort and answers in this single book than all the supplies one could take. This is the most priceless item on this list.

NOTE: People are going to ask, why did you put this at #10 when you consider it #1? Well it is people’s expectation. If I would put the bible at #1, no one would take it seriously and jump into the “survival” items. Here at #10, the importance of it being #1 is well understood. I also want to reinforce here that I call out a King James Version and not a NIV, NASB, or some paraphrase. The KJV has been saving souls for over 400 years. With your life on the line you will need some serious answers; the modern versions do not deliver. Believe me you will thank me on this one once we make it to heaven.

11. Family Pictures

When I went through the 1989 SF earthquake, this was one of those “I wish I thought of that” items.

So many people lost their homes and personal possessions. On top of that, they lost friends and loved ones. The idea of family photos all of a sudden become a big deal.

For those few who thought of taking family pictures, these were also a great comfort and is the second most priceless item on this list.

ADDING TO THE BASICS

Ok now that you have the basics and you understand why they are just basics. Now you can start filling in the holes. The following is a good list of items that if hard times hit, these items will become rather scarce rather quickly disappearing from the mega store shelves.

The following list is in no real order, but these are items I know that will be scarce.

I know and understand that you can become very overwhelmed with all of this. In many cases people become like “deer in the headlights” and never take the first step.

The key to eating an elephant is taking one bite at a time. That is the same thing you can do here. By taking “baby steps” you can assemble the items you need. For example, while you are shopping at mega mart, pick up one, two or even three of your items on the list. When you get home place these items in your storage area where you keep your emergency items. After a while you will have a fully stocked emergency cabinet with the supplies you need for you and your family.

FOOD & WATER ITEMS

  • Water filters and non electric purifiers
  • Hand-Can openers & hand egg beaters, whisks (Life savers!) If you are able to get a stash of P-38 US Army can openers, they in themselves will be good trade.
  • Honey/Syrups/ white, brown sugars
  • Vegetable oil (for cooking) (Without it food burns/must be boiled, etc.)
  • Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
  • Aluminum foil Reg. & Heavy. Duty (Great Cooking & Barter item)
  • Milk – Powdered & Condensed (Shake liquid every 3 to 4 months.)
  • Garden seeds (Non-hybrid – Heirloom) (A MUST)
  • Tuna Fish (in oil), jerky, dried or preserved meats (protein)
  • Flour, yeast & salt
  • Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Winter time)
  • Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
  • Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
  • Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
  • Canning supplies (Jars/lids/wax)
  • Paper plates/cups/ utensils (stock up, folks…) Great fire starters too.
  • Soy sauce, vinegar, bouillon/gravy/ soup base
  • Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
  • Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
  • Chocolate/Cocoa/ Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
  • Teas
  • Coffee
  • Wine/Liquors (for bribes, barter and medicinal, etc.)
  • Paraffin wax
  • Chewing gum/candies
  • Chickens / Goats – if you have the room and if regulations permit with in the city

HEALTH AND SANITATION ITEMS

  • Portable Toilets
  • Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.)
  • Propane Cylinders
  • Baby Supplies: Diapers, formula, ointments etc
  • Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
  • Vitamins (Critical, due to daily canned food diets.)
  • Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item.)
  • Feminine Hygiene/Hair care/Skin products
  • Thermal underwear (Tops and bottoms)
  • Garbage bags – Impossible not to have too many, there are a thousand and one uses.
  • Toilet Paper, Kleenex, paper towel
  • Fire extinguishers (or.. large box of Baking soda in every room…)
  • Men’s Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
  • Mosquito coils/repellent sprays/creams
  • Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting – if with wheels)
  • Laundry detergent (Liquid)
  • d-Con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
  • Mousetraps, Ant traps, Cockroach traps, if you got creepy crawlies, get traps for them.
  • Shaving supplies – razors & creams, talc, after shave. A good shave can make a bad situation look good.
  • Reading glasses

ALL THE OTHER GENERAL PURPOSE ITEMS

  • Gasoline containers (Plastic or Metal)
  • Clothes pins/line/hangers – clean clothes are a moral booster
  • Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky, noisy target for thieves; maintenance, etc.) Nice to have around though.
  • Coleman’s Pump Repair Kit: 1(800) 835-3278
  • Batteries (all sizes…buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
  • BIG DOGS and plenty of dog food
  • Matches ( “Strike Anywhere” preferred. Boxed, wooden matches will go first.) waterproof with melted paraffin
  • Writing paper/pads/pencils/ solar calculators
  • Work boots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
  • Flashlights/ LIGHT STICKS & torches, “No.76 Dietz” Lanterns
  • Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (Jot down ideas, feelings, experiences: Historic times!)
  • Tarps/stakes/ twine/nails/ rope/spikes
  • Backpacks & Duffle bags
  • Garden tools & supplies
  • Cigarettes – GREAT FOR BARTER!!! That is if you do not smoke.
  • Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
  • Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
  • Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
  • Bicycles…Tires/ tubes/pumps/ chains, etc.
  • Sleeping bags & blankets/pillows/ mats
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
  • Board Games Cards, Dice
  • Baby Wipes, oils, waterless & Anti-bacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
  • Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
  • Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
  • Woolen clothing, scarves/ear- muffs/mittens
  • BSA – New 1998 – Boy Scout Handbook / US ARMY SURVIVAL GUIDE
  • Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
  • Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, Hats & cotton neckerchiefs etc. (extras)
  • Lumber (all types)
  • Wagons & carts (for transport to & from open Flea markets)
  • Cots & Inflatable mattresses (for extra guests)
  • Gloves: Work/warming/ gardening, etc.
  • Bailing wire, 550 cord, strong rope plus the tools to cut these items.
  • Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws, nuts & bolts
  • Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.

Where Do I Start? – STORAGE

Now this is not the end all to be all lists. There are probably a thousand things I am missing here, but this gives you a start. I encourage you to adapt to your needs, again this list is just a starting point.

Another thing, the best time to plan for an emergency is now. You don’t have to go out and buy everything on this list, but start now.

First thing to do is determine a place to keep all your emergency supplies. Then start working on the list. Odds are that you have a lot of these items already. Problem is that they are all over the house. In an emergency sometimes time is working against you. If you have all your items in one single place; that means you can be more effective for you and your family when the time for action is called upon.

You can also refine this list and create what is called a “Bug Out Bag” AKA BOB. By getting a small back pack, place in it items from this list, at least the top 11 and put this in your storage area. If you have to leave in a hurry, you have these items ready. It is good that each member of the family have a BOB. If an emergency takes place, your family can quickly evacuate the area and head to safer ground.

Now you can refine even more and create a work BOB and auto BOB. Same ideas, just smaller and adapt to the needs.

Example, for your Car BOB you would put a blanket that you can place on the ground if you need to change a tire or do some auto work. In your Work BOB maybe a fire hood to protect you from an office fire and chem light sticks so you can see to escape a building.

Again, you have a better idea of your surroundings than I do. Plan ahead and try to put in place the items needed to better ensure your survivability.

For more information on what you can do or if proper Christian stewardship is important to you, visit our website http://www.prophezine.com, we have a lot of great articles that can can help you and are geared for “realistic prepping for realistic people.”

You can also contact us at ray.gano@raygano.com

I leave you with the follow words from Proverbs…

Proverbs 3:5 – 7 (KJV) Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

 

Fill In The Holes For Just One Year

We have a $600+ shortfall every month. I HATE coming to the readers every month asking to help.

We are working like mad to fill these holes, but it is slow going. Tracye and I are developing a “tent building” business, but we need help with some breathing room.

All we are asking is for one year….

Will You Stand With Us For Just One Year?

We need 6 people willing to stand with us at $100 a month.

OR

12 people willing to stand with us at $50 a month.

OR

24 people willing to stand with us at $25 a month.

Folks, just one year.

We have been reviewing our business plan to reinvigorate PZ, Servant Warrior and introduce our life coach business. We have been getting great mentoring support from several individuals and all of us are very confident in our business plans that we have been working on.

We know that we will do well, we just need one year of breathing room to accomplish this.

You love what we are doing. We get emails from many of you every week.

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If what I am saying resonates with you, then you are quiet possibly hearing the Last Days Warrior call.

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11 Practical Steps To Insulate Yourself From Societal / Economic Collapse

By Ray Gano

It is amazing to me that when I mention ANTIFA or BLM or some of the other communist/socialist groups out there, 8 out of 10 people have no idea what I am talking about.

Today’s American is more concerned with what is the latest score of their favorite football, basketball, baseball team than what is really going on here in the US.

FOLKS… our nation is fractured big time and we are literally witnessing an underlying civil war take place this very moment as I type these words.

What is happening is that these communist terror groups working within the US are focusing on two issues…

  • Create domestic terror and attack conservative Christian values where ever they are able; be it the gas station, restaurant, city park, in front of your own home. Thus, bringing about chaos in our nation …. AND / OR
  • Bring about an economic collapse that will then in turn create absolute chaos in our nation.

Both of these actions are taking place right now and 90% of America are not even aware that this is going on.

Most Americans are still operating under the delusion that the “good times” will return soon, but a growing minority of Americans are starting to realize that things are fundamentally changing and that they better start preparing for what is ahead.

These “preppers” come from all over the political spectrum and from every age group.

More than at any other time in modern history, the American people lack faith in the U.S. legal and economic system.

In dozens of previous columns, I have detailed the horrific social and economic problems that we are now facing in excruciating detail.

Many readers have started to complain that all I do is “scare” people and that I don’t provide any practical solutions.

Ruins of a city. Apocalyptic landscape.3d illustration concept

Well, not everyone can move to Montana and start a llama farm, but hopefully this article will give people some practical steps that they can take to insulate themselves (at least to an extent) from a nation collapsing in upon itself.

But before I get into what people need to do, let’s take a minute to understand just how bad things are getting out there.  The economic numbers in the headlines go up and down and it can all be very confusing to most Americans.

However, there are two long-term trends that are very clear and that anyone can understand….

#1) The United States is fractured socially in many different areas. No Unity what so ever. Our nation is divided and communist revolution is being pushed in many areas.

#2) The United States is getting into more debt every single month.

Our Economy

Yes, it is true the President Trump is doing an OUTSTANDING job and I totally support him.

Buy he has been left with 4 globalist president’s work that he has to unravel and set our nation on a true course.

We may have to face a point of him “ripping the band-aid off” and feeling some pain during that process of setting the nation back on its proper path.

The excess goods and services that we buy from the rest of the world get “consumed” and the rest of the world ends up with more money than when they started.

Each year, hundreds of billions of dollars leave the United States and don’t return.  The transfer of wealth that this represents is astounding.

But not only are we bleeding wealth, we are also bleeding jobs every single month. Yes, President Trump has raised the job rate to 4.6%, one of the highest in a very long time. But we still need to have that start trickling down for it to grab hold and gain traction.

BUT.. it is the socialists / democrats / globalists that are fighting in in congress, senate and other areas that is slowing this trickle down to that.. a trickle.

The millions of jobs that are still leaving the U.S. and going to China, India and dozens of third world nations. Middle class Americans have been placed in direct competition for jobs with workers on the other side of the world who are more than happy to work for little more than slave labor wages.  Until this changes the U.S. economy is going to continue to hemorrhage jobs.

The U.S. government has helped to mask much of this economic bleeding by unprecedented amounts of government spending and debt, but now the gross US federal government debt is estimated to be $21.48 trillion, according to the FY19 Federal Budget AND is getting worse every single month.

Not only that, but state and local governments all over America are getting into ridiculous amounts of debt. Just look at California and what they are doing to destroy their state from within.

So, what we have got is a country that gets poorer every single month and loses jobs to other countries every single month and that has accumulated the biggest mountain of debt in the history of the world which also gets worse every single month.

NOW … top that off with the social upheaval that we are seeing at an alarming rate and you can see that the US is in a precarious position right now.

Needless to say, this cannot last indefinitely.  Eventually the whole thing is just going to collapse like a house of cards.

So what can we each individually do to somewhat insulate ourselves from the economic problems that are coming?

11 Things You Can Do To Prepare Your Family

1 – Get Out of Debt: The old saying, “the borrower is the servant of the lender”, is so incredibly true.  The key to insulating yourself from an economic meltdown is to become as independent as possible, and as long as you are in debt, you simply are not independent.  You don’t want a horde of creditors chasing after you when things really start to get bad out there.

2 – Find New Sources of Income: With the birth of The IRA, there simply is no such thing as job security anymore.  If you are dependent on a job (“just over broke”) for 100% of your income, you are in a very bad position.  There are thousands of different ways to make extra money.  What you don’t want to do is to have all of your eggs in one basket.  One day when the economy melts down and you are out of a job are you going to be destitute or are you going to be okay?

IF you need some ideas on what you can do, contact me and I can help.

3 – Reduce Your Expenses: Many Americans have left the rat race and have found ways to live on half or even on a quarter of what they were making previously.  It is possible – if you are willing to reduce your expenses.  In the future times are going to be tougher, so learn to start living with less today.

4 – Learn To Grow Your Own / Supplement Your Food: Today the vast majority of Americans are completely dependent on being able to run down to the supermarket or to the local Wal-Mart to buy food.  But what happens when the U.S. dollar declines dramatically in value and it costs ten bucks to buy a loaf of bread?  If you learn to grow your own food (even if is just a small garden) you will be insulating yourself against rising food prices. Another thing is to learn to hunt and fish. There is “low cost” food out there for the taking, you just need to assert yourself. (Low Cost = you still need to pay for hunting and fishing licenses.)

5 – Make Sure You Have A Reliable Water Supply: Water shortages are popping up all over the globe.  Water is quickly becoming one of the “hottest” commodities out there.  Even in the United States, water shortages have been making headline news recently.  As we move into the future, it will be imperative for you and your family to have a reliable source of water.  Some Americans have learned to collect rainwater and many others are using advanced technology such as atmospheric water generators to provide water for their families.  But whatever you do, make sure that you are not caught without a decent source of water in the years ahead.

6 – Buy Land: This is a tough one, because prices are high depending on where you are looking. If you are able to buy land when prices are low, that is going to insulate you a great deal from the rising housing costs that will occur when the U.S dollar does totally go into the tank.

7 – Buy Prescious Metals: this is a no brainer, but it still amazes me how many people are not doing this. Right now silver is sitting at $14.41. That is a very affordable price and a price that everyone can afford.  We must start “paying ourselves first” and start pulling in these sort of assets.

The best place that I recommend is Renaissance Precious Metals. It is who I purchase from.

8 – Get Partially Off The Grid: An increasing number of Americans are going “off the grid”.  Essentially what that means is that they are attempting to operate independently of the utility companies.  In particular, going “off the grid” will enable you to insulate yourself from the rapidly rising energy prices that we are going to see in the future.  If you are able to produce energy for your own home, you won’t be freaking out like your neighbors are when electricity prices triple someday.

9 – Store Non-Perishable Supplies: Non-perishable supplies are one investment that is sure to go up in value.  Not that you would resell them.  You store up non-perishable supplies because you are going to need them someday.  So why not stock up on the things that you are going to need now before they double or triple in price in the future?  Your money is not ever going to stretch any farther than it does right now.
EXAMPLE – Toilet Paper

10 – Develop Stronger Relationships: Americans have become very insular creatures.  We act like we don’t need anyone or anything.  But the truth is that as the we see a socio-economic melt down we are going to need each other.  It is those that are developing strong relationships with family and friends right now that will be able to depend on them when times get hard.

11 – Get Educated And Stay Flexible: When times are stable, it is not that important to be informed because things pretty much stay the same.  However, when things are rapidly changing it is imperative to get educated and to stay informed so that you will know what to do.  The times ahead are going to require us all to be very flexible, and it is those who are willing to adapt that will do the best when things get tough.

Conclusion

Learning to stay ahead of the curve / threat is a wise position to take. The more that you can get ahead of it and prepare, the better your family and loved ones will be able to sail through to the other side of the socioeconomic storm.

Focus on taking a baby steps and do small stuff to push you forward daily. It is hitting the singles in baseball that win the game, not the home runs.

Keep pushing forward and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Go to https://raygano.net and click CONTACT to send me an email.

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You Love What We Do – STAND WITH US!!

We have a monthly shortfall of $600 … every single month. Tracye and I have been working hard to plug these holes, but it is very slow going.

We are asking God to bring us 6 people willing to stand with us at $100 a month.

OR

12 people willing to stand with us at $50 a month.

OR

24 people willing to stand with us at $25 a month.

Folks, just one year.

We have been reviewing our business plan to reinvigorate PZ, Servant Warrior and introduce our life coach business. We have been getting great mentoring support from several individuals and all of us are very confident in our business plans that we have been working on.

We know that we will do well, we just need one year of breathing room to accomplish this.

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Join Our Last Days Warrior Group

I have a Last Days Warrior Facebook group that I am revamping and bringing it back up to speed.

This would be a great place to start in taking a stand and where I will post my ideas and things that Tracye and I have been doing to push forward and live a better Last Days Warrior lifestyle.

If what I am saying resonates with you, then you are quiet possibly hearing the Last Days Warrior call.

If you do, then let me encourage you to check out our Last Days Warrior Facebook group.

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Let’s stand up and start answering the call.

 

 

In Texas Revolutionary Violence Called For By The Left – How Do I Get Home?

By Ray Gano

Here in Austin Texas where there is a VERY STRONG contingency of extreme liberal left we have an ANTIFA Cell group calling for the formation of a “Red Army” to “annihilate” their enemies.

Who are their enemies?

Anyone who disagrees with their out and out communist ideals.

In a recent blog post they published and shared from their Facebook account, this far-left extremist group said the following:

we encourage the formation of paramilitary organizations on two levels. The first being those who are mainly unarmed but are prepared and trained to carry out fist fighting or using blunt weapons like axe handles or flagpoles as well as shields and basic armoring. The second level is the more advanced embryo of a Red Army, which is trained militarily and operates as soldiers all the time, engaging in production and mass work among the proletariat and the oppressed nation’s people.

They then advocate for sustained “physical confrontation” against anyone they believe to be a fascist:

It is time for Austin to stand up, to shake off bad leadership trying to impose itself on antifascism and come together under a better model of actual resistance and not token performance. When we organize and lead actions the fascists do not march every step they take is met with physical confrontation and they are bombarded from all sides.

They conclude this post by reaffirming their commitment to terrorism and say they are prepared to “annihilate” people they believe to be “fascists” or “collaborators”:

On the basis of our principled united front work, fascists and their collaborators can be drowned out, run out, routed, beaten bloody, and even annihilated. These are our principles and we aim to hold them to the very finish.

Folks, I have been warning for some time now that the threat of violence is real.

I have also pointed out that YOU need to be prepared to escape and evade if some sort of situation arises.

Many people now a days commute to work. Sometimes 10-20 and in some cases even 50 miles one way to work.

If you have a long commute, odds are you are working in a metropolitan area.

It is these major metropolitan areas where many of the communist cell groups are located.

The same area where you work.

The same place you drive 10-20 even 50 miles away from your home.

We watch and read all these preparedness stories and many of us think of bugging out of our home to get to a safe predetermined location.

But how many people have a “Get Home Bag”?

This is now something that is realistic. Many of you know that I write and promote “Realistic Prepping For Real People.”

RIGHT NOW… TODAY, there is a chance that one of these ANTIFA cell groups will activate and YOU might be stuck in the big thick middle of it.

If that would happen today, would YOU be prepared?

Could you get home?

If you think driving out of harms way is an option, did you look at what took place in Sweden recently?

Cars fire-bombed in several cities by gangs of masked youths across Sweden

It is not known if the incidents were linked, however the attacks happened at around the same time in Malmö, Gothenburg and Helsinborg.

In total around 80 vehicles were destroyed in the fires along with a truck and three caravans.

Footage shows the fires burning through car parks in Frölunda Torg – where there is a specialist hospital and a major shopping centre – and Trollhattan, both near Gothenburg.

In the latter blaze as many as 40 people could be seen starting fires and throwing stones in the car park yesterday evening.

Other fires were reported in Hjällbo, north-east of Gothenburg, and around 40 firefighters were called out to deal with the multiple fires.

Police said that all the fires had been put out by midnight and they are investigating who was behind the attacks.

Police said: ‘While most fires started within a short period of time, it can not be excluded that there is a connection between the fires, the case will be investigated.’

The reason for the fires is unknown, but some have pointed to the elections which are taking place in three weeks’ time.

https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/14/cars-fire-bombed-several-cities-gangs-masked-youths-across-sweden-7835539/

Let me remind you what they said…

“our principled united front work, fascists and their collaborators can be drowned out, run out, routed, beaten bloody, and even annihilated. These are our principles and we aim to hold them to the very finish.”

So, we need to start getting out of our mind that “IT CAN’T HAPPEN TO ME.”

If you are the primary bread winner and leader of your family (husbands) then you MUST be able to get home and protect and lead your family through the danger.

Creating Your Get Home Bag

Food & Water

If you have been a reader of mine, you know that I am a fan of the ER 3600 Calorie Bar. These taste great and are pre-scored into smaller bars that you can break off or easily cut off with a knife.

You can see the video here that I produced talking about the ER Bar.

WATCH NOW – https://youtu.be/fmzJwbTBGgs

Another item that you need to have in your Office Bug Out Bag / Get Home Bag is a means to contain and filter water.

I am a HUGE fan of Berkey water filters. We use them ourselves and we even own a Royal Berkey Water Filter. These are the best water filters in the world. One of the best things you can put in your bag is a Berkey Sport bottle. This will filter 125 gallons of treated water, 75 gallons of swamp / muddy water. These are a great thing to have on hand to not only keep in your Office Bug Out Bag / Get Home Bag, but also to keep a few in the car and other places. You never know when you are going to need to get some water and these are inexpensive enough that you can purchase multiple bottles.

Here is a video of me when we lived in Texas of me drinking out of a skanky pool that our dogs and chickens used to drink out of and even bath in.

WATCH NOW >> https://youtu.be/9_qmqfEwcEg

Finally, you want to have water in your bag just in case you cannot supply yourself before you leave your work area.

Emergency water pouches / boxes are a great way to go. The negative is that they will weigh down your pack, so you need to really assess how much you will put in your pack to get you going till you can find some sort of water that you can use your Berkey Sport Bottle.

NOTE – if you are having to seek out water, find your water source and make sure you hydrate yourself by drinking as much as you can there at your water source, then filling up your bottle on top of that.

Throw in a few salt packets or Gatorade packets in your bag so that you can put some in your mouth and then drink some water.

DO NOT ADD SALT OR GATORIAD TO THE SPORT BOTTLE… it will filter those things out as well. But you need replenish your electrolytes. So putting a little bit of powdered Gatorade in your mouth then taking a swig of water will help you build those electrolytes back up again.

Another good thing is adding a bottle of salt pills. These will help you replenish your electrolytes as well. Keeping hydrated and the electrolytes up will help you in your trek home.

ER Emergency Ration 3600+ Calorie, 5-Year Emergency Food Bar – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-3500-ER-Bar

Berkey 22-Ounce Water Filter Sports Bottle – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Berkey-Sport-Bottle

Emergency Water Packets – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Emergency-Water

Electrolyte salt pills – https://amzn.to/2o2OyWF

Gatorade packs – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Gatorade-Packs

Gun Shot Kit / First Aid Kit

Another item that you want to have in your bug out bag is medical supplies like an Israeli Compression bandage, Tourniquet, quick clot blood clotter. These are needed just in case one sustains gun shot or bad knife cut. If there is a terror event taking place, there could be a chance that you could get cut or shot. You will need to have the items on hand to stop the bleeding.

Something else that a number of people have told me about is having a small tampon in your gun shot kit. A small tampon can be pushed into the bullet hole and then deployed into the wound. The small size tampon is about the size of a 9 mm to .45 calibur bullet. These are made to stop the bleeding and that is what you have to do. Having a few sanitary pads also are also good for knife wounds, bad cuts and scrapes. Again, these are made to hold blood and can help stop the bleeding. You can use some Gorilla Duct Tape to keep these things in place. I talk about that later on.

Another thing to have in your blow out kit is super glue. You would be amazed at the first aid uses super glue has. It is great at closing up a cut quickly. This is why I always keep it on hand.

Having a basic first aid kit in your bag is also a good idea. I created my own and have multiple zip lock bags already to go depending on what I need them for.

For example I have a “blow out” kit. This is for gun and knife wounds and I have all I need in that zip lock bag ready to go.

I then have my basic first aid zip lock bag with all I would need to treat basic wounds, sore muscles, burns, stings and such.

My final bag is my own odd assortment of stomach meds, allergy meds, head ache, nausea, and whatever else I can think of.

But if you want to keep things simple, then I like the Coleman’s Expedition First Aid Kit. It has 205-Pieces and it is slim in a neoprene sort of case. This will fit well in your middle or front compartment. What is nice is there is enough room to add to this kit some items that you want, for example a “blow out” kit, some stomach meds, or something for sore muscles.

Israeli Compression Bandage – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Israeli-Compression-Bandage

Military Issue Combat Application Tourniquet – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tourniquet

Quick Clot Blood Clotting Agent – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Quick-Clot

Coleman First Aid Kit – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Coleman-First-Aid-Kit

Just a Note on Sore Muscles

This is something that a lot of people do not think about to put in their bug out bags / Get Home Bag. You are probably going to have to walk home. That may be 10, 20, 30 plus miles. You will be sore, muscles will hurt. So it is a great idea to keep something for sore muscles and pain relievers. Personally I LOVE tiger balm and in fact we use it all the time. It comes in a really small jar that you could keep in the first aid kit and a little bit goes a long way.

Keeping a few pairs of extra socks and a few pairs of extra underwear also in your bag is a very good idea. You do not need clean pants or shirts, but clean socks and underwear are not only a pick me up motivator, but it will help prevent blisters, chafing and fungal infections. Putting a small bottle of Gold Bond Medicated Powder in your bag is also a good idea. This will help prevent any fungal infections taking root.

Believe me, I speak from experience. When I was in Spec Ops and out in the field, we easily walked 20 + miles a day with a heavy rucksack on our back. Having fresh socks, underwear and some body powder was like a blessing from heaven. If you have to walk home, you will be glad for the little comforts as well.

There is an old saying ”Take care of your feet and they will take care of you.” Believe me, this is gospel truth there friend.

Tiger Balm – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tiger-Balm

Gold Bond Medicated Powder – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Goldbond-Powder

Clothing, Shoes, Hat & Gloves

While we are talking about extra socks and underwear, if you have to wear more “business attire” that is not made to withstand the elements, you may want to put a change of clothes in your bag as well as a good pair of hiking boots, which you can tie to the outside of your bag to save space.

A good pair of jeans several shirts, thinking layers, so a “T-Shirt” then a long sleeve shirt and then even a long sleeve wool shirt or light jacket depending on where you are located. IF you are in a colder region, you may want to pack some Thermasilk long underwear. Yes, they are more expensive, but they keep you warmer and they are lighter to carry instead of the bulky cotton ones you normally find.

It is always good to have some sort of head covering like a good baseball hat, stocking cap or both. You lose the most amount of your body heat from your head. IF you keep it covered, it helps keep in the heat. A hat also protects your head from the elements and will cushion a bit if you bump your head against some low hanging branch, or some sort of obstacle you may be crawling / ducking under.

Finally, a good pair of gloves that allow your hands to breathe as well as protect your hands. I like the “Mechanic” brand of gloves. They are meant to take a beating, but they are thin enough to maintain your finger dexterity.

You want to wear gloves on this hike home. You may fall, need to climb walls or fences, crawl on the ground, move debris, a number of things you may encounter where you may need to clear obstacles with your hands. Doing something like that when your hands are not used to it, and without gloves, your hands are going to look pretty chewed up. You will need your hands to get you home, so make sure you protect them with a good pair of gloves that you can really work and maneuver in.

Thermasilk Pants – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Thermasilk-Pants

Thermasilk Shirt – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Thermasilk-Shirt

Mechanic Wear Gloves – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Mechanics-Gloves

Tomahawk / Map & Compass

A much needed tools to have in your Bug Out Bag / Get Home Bag are a tomahawk, map and compass. I personally recommend United Cutlery’s M48 Ranger Hawk Axe with Compass. I personally have this very tomahawk and I have put it through its paces. It is a GREAT cutter and you can put a real good edge on it. The compass is a good military type compass that when you pair it with a map of your local area, will help you get home.

Why I recommend having a tomahawk in your bag is that it will double as a weapon, but you may need it to cut open a door, break a window, chop wood or chop up a wooden pallet to make a fire.

The Tomahawk is a great all around tool and that is why many of the frontiersmen carried them.

The compass is needed to help you get home, especially if you have to go navigate areas you may not know or know as well. You do not know what sort of situation may be taking place, so you may have to avoid areas that have riots, fires, who knows what. So having a map and compass in your Bug Out Bag / Get Home Bag is critical.

Tactical Tomahawk and Military Compass – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tomahawk-and-Compass

Poncho, Poncho Liner & Space Blanket

You have to think about how long it may take you to literally walk home. Many people commute and live far from where their home is located. So you might have to spend the night someplace.

Forget those “survival blankets” made out of mylar. They rip really easily, they are shiny like a mirror, and they are very noisy. Plus they really do not do a good job of keeping you warm. They cost what, $3.00 or so? Well you get what you pay for.

But you need something that will help you get home that you can use multiple nights if is necessary.

When I was in Spec Ops we did not have the luxury of sleeping bags. What we used was a wet weather poncho and a blanket type item called a poncho liner.

When you tie the poncho and liner together, you have a pretty good weather proof blanket that you can cover up with and get a good night’s sleep. The newer wet weather poncho also comes in a digital cammo pattern. Covering up with this will also camouflage you and not draw attention to yourself. Being digital cammo, the pattern does well in both a city and urban and wooded environment. You need to remember that things may not be going well and you will not want to draw attention to yourself. So remaining camouflaged may be something that you want to do and having a digital pattern poncho could help you with that.

NOW… to kick this up a notch and this is what I personally carried, was an all-weather space blanket that is the same size as a military poncho. These do not have the hole or hood cut out in the middle. I tied my poncho liner into space blanket and had a great warm blanket. If you have a wife who likes to sew, have her sew the two together, but keep them seam on the edge so that there are no holes in the middle to prevent rain from seeping in. Just so you know, I have slept in mine in below 30 degree weather and it kept me toasty warm.

How I used all these items together…

I would gather up a pile of leaves or pine needles. Once I had a good pile, I would cover that with my poncho. Then lay on top of the soft pile covered with the poncho and then cover up with my space blanket and poncho liner. Let’s just say that I started a trend with my team and we all slept well, that is when we were able to get some sleep.

A good military poncho and poncho liner will also help protect you from the elements, keeping you dry as well as warm as you are walking home.

Pairing the poncho with some 550 paracord, you can also make a shelter out of the poncho and still have the poncho liner to keep you warm.

Here are some examples…

The military poncho is a very versatile tool. But you couple that with a space blanket and poncho liner and you are able to handle just about any inhospitable weather Mother Nature wants to throw at you. These fold/roll-up pretty tight, they are light, and easy to stuff in your small backpack Bug Out Bag / Get Home Bag.

Military Poncho– https://amzn.to/2Pq6TcO

Poncho Liner – https://amzn.to/2LgSyMA

All Weather Space Blanket – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Space-Blanket

1000 Ft of Black 550 Paracord – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Black-550-Paracord

Sturdy Computer Back Pack

Speaking of which, where do you carry all this stuff in?

I personally have a Samsonite Tectonic Large Backpack. This has been with me when I speak at conferences; it has traveled with me to Belize, Costa Rica and now here in Panama. I have literally abused this bag and it just keeps going. As you can see in the picture, I always keep it somewhat packed and ready to go. All I need to do is slip my laptop, kindle, a few other items like my tomahawk / survival knife in it and it is ready to go.

Some nice features is that some of the more critical zippers are ” self-healing”, and another thing is that there are nice back comfort pads all in the right places. The back pads also have channels so that if you are wearing it for a long time, your back still gets some ventilation.

This is one tough bag and I have worn out a few of my other back packs, but this one just keeps going. The quality is great and none of the seams have given out or torn. This has easily weighed at times, over 50 lbs when I had it stuffed full with just about everything I need. The zippers did not pop, and the strap seams held up even when I am swinging it up on my back fully loaded.

ONE Negative, is that there are so many zippered pockets and such that you will lose stuff in this backpack. Over the years I have learned to compartmentalize the back pack.

Here is what I have done…

The first small pocket – at the very bottom, that holds my MP3 Player, clippers, chap stick and any meds that I need quickly.

The netted pocket – I do not put much in that I do not want to lose. So I mainly keep wet wipes in that so I can get to them in a hurry if I need them.

Samsonite Computer Backpack – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Samsonite-Computer-Backpack

First Main Compartment

The first main zippered compartment is all my first aid gear, and I tend to carry a lot of that. Every time we have ran into a situation and I did not have the proper meds, I adjust my med carry. As I mentioned before I separate the first aid items out based on the use and keep them in heavy duty freezer zip lock bags. This way I can grab that certain bag and it has everything I need.

This compartment also has two main pockets and a divider to keep pens, pencils, other small items. That is where I keep my note making items, a small folder knife and my Fenix Flashlight. There is a built in snap link cord that I hook to my flashlight so that I do not lose it. I also might hook my keys to that as well. The second pocket I will keep a battery backup power source to power up my cell phone or such. I also will keep my Kindle in this pocket for quick access.

Fenix PD35 960 Lumen CREE LED Tactical Flashlight – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Fenix-Tactical-Flashlight

Second Main Zippered Compartment

This is where I keep all my electronic items, cameras, cables, extra batteries. I have other items like some extra clothes, my ER bars and empty water bottle. This is also divided into two main compartments with pockets on the dividers. There is also a pocket on the front wall of the compartment. This is why I say that you can lose stuff in this backpack because of all the pockets. That front wall pocket I will keep more batteries and smaller items and my cell phone wall charger so that I know where it is. All I need to do is reach in, run my hand down that front wall and it will go into that pocket and then I can feel for my wall charger pretty quickly.

If you have not gathered it by now, this is my catch all pocket from food, clothes, electronic gear and whatever else I want to throw in here. This is the largest of the compartments. The second pocket in this main area is where I keep my tomahawk or my Blackhawk Tatang knife, or even both. There is enough room for that.

My Tatang Survival Knife

If you are looking for a great survival fixed blade knife, I HIGHLY recommend this knife. It is a high carbon steel knife that I can sharpen to a razor edge with a rock if I have to. This is why I love higher carbon based knives. This blade is so sharp I can literally shave with this knife.

Here is my Tatang in relation to a K-Bar. As you can see this knife has got some heft and you are able to also choke up on the blade to give you more fighting agility. Hold it by the grip and it will hack into any tree or lop of any branch you need it too. I have also sharpened the top edge, which was sharp when I pulled it out of the box, but now it is razor sharp. This knife with its “Spear point” can literally double if need be as a spear. Strap it on with some 550 cord to a long stick and you have a pretty formidable weapon and a means to defend or hunt if you have too.

It is also very versatile where you can dig with this knife, chop as I mentioned, and even use it to skin out a deer or hog. The edge holds pretty well and I was really surprised. This is a knife that if you had to, you could even throw it. But it would take some practice to do that.

This is a beast of a knife and is one of my top ten knives out of all the knives I own. This is definitely my “go to” knives if I needed to be in a survival situation and the main reason why I purchased it.

Blackhawk Tatang Knife – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Blackhawk-Tatang-Knife

Now back to the back pack…

Third Zippered Compartment

This is the one that is meant to hold your computer. I have an HP laptop and it fits mine perfectly. I do not worry about it getting damaged or banged around. One negative is that you may want to put a little padding at the bottom just to give it some extra padding to protect your laptop. But I am always looking out for my laptop because without it, there goes my livelihood. So I may be a little over protective, thus the little extra padding.

This compartment is not that wide, so it really is meant for your computer, mouse, power cord, mouse pad. You can also put your iPad or Kindle in here as well with some room so that they are not plastered up next to each other.

Personal Papers, Copies, Cash & Coins

It is a good idea to make copies of all your important documents like birth certificates, wedding certificates, and passport. It is also a good idea to make copies your driver’s license, social security card, and all your credit cards.

Take these along with say $100 in cash (small bills) as well as several ounces of silver and put all these into a vacuum seal bag.

If you do not have a FoodSaver vacuum sealer, then it is a very good investment. Not only can you seal food, make your own MREs and other things, it will also help protect you documents and such that you can then keep in your Bug Out Bag.

Get all these together and you then vacuum seal it all so that they are air tight and will last.

As always, I recommend getting your silver and other precious metals from Steve Quayle’s Renaissance Precious Metals. He makes it easy to purchase a few ounces just for a situation like this.

Renaissance Precious Metals – http://www.sqmetals.com

Another good thing to put in your Bug Out Bag are family photos. You do not know what will happen in the future and if you are bugging out, there is a serious reason why. So like it or not, loved ones may or may have not made it through whatever might have taken place, so having a good number of family photos sealed up in your Bug Out Bag can be a very positive motivator.

Other Gear You May Want

I have other odds and ends gear that I like to keep in my bag, some of which you may be interested in having also.

A Survival Whistle – I can whistle pretty loud, but it is good to have a real survival whistle that can be heard from a good distance. It is best to get a marine survival whistle. This has a higher pitch and is ment to be heard over lower decibel sounds like waves, wind and splashing. People hear that high tone and it just does not blend into the natural sounds.

Marine Survival Whistle – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Marine-Survival-Whistle

Leatherman SkeleTool CX Multitool – This is a great multitool, it is on the expensive side because it is the one made with carbon fiber, which makes the weight about 5 ounces. This has all the basic tools that you really need…

  • A lock blade Knife
  • Screw driver with philips and flat head bits
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Regular and Hard Wire cutters
  • Bottle Opener / Carabiner

Really, those are all the tools that you will really need in the day to day life. I have used my Leatherman for a million and one things. I got it when they first came out and I have loved it ever since. You can carry it on your belt loop, which is what I often do, or slip it into your pocket. There is a belt holster you can get for them, but I don’t like those so I don’t use it. Clipping it on my right side belt loop and then my cell phone can also help hold it in place which I do clip to my belt.

Here is a video review I did several years ago – https://youtu.be/_WbVycdnZbw

Leatherman Skeletool CX – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Leatherman-Skeletool-CX

Uzi Tactical Pen – I know that I have talked about this already, but I LOVE my Uzi Tactical Pen. I have had my Uzi pen now for about 4 years. I love this pen and it writes great. I like that I can get refills for it and it keeps writing. I keep this in the pen area of the back pack.

Uzi Tactical Pen – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Uzi-Tactical-Pen

Cold Steel Inferno Pepper Spray Pen – Alongside my Uzi Tac Pen is my Cold Steel Inferno Pen. This thing is great and you can carry it with you in your shirt pocket. It really looks like it is a fountain type pen. What I like about Cold Steel Inferno is that it is a foam, not a liquid spray. One of the problems with most pepper sprays is that if there is any wind or breeze, liquid has a chance of some of the spray droplets / mist blowing back in your own face thus defeating the purpose. Cold Steel’s foam does not do that. The foam attaches itself to the face and then instantly melts from the heat of the skin. So wiping it off is difficult. When it liquefies it will run into the eyes, mouth and easily be sucked into the nose. One good shot in the face with Inferno will dilate the capillaries of the eyes causing temporary blindness. It will induce choking, coughing and nausea and most importantly trigger and immediate and massive sneeze reflex (due to the atomized black pepper particles) that will drag the super hot Habanero chili extract deep into the mucous membranes of the sinus cavities of the nose, throat and lungs causing them to swell up and prevent all but desperate life support breathing.

Cold Steel Inferno Pepper Spray Pen – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-CS-Pen-Pepper-Spray

Spyderco Resilience G-10 Plain Edge Knife / Cold Steel Voyager Clip Point XL – This is one of my “EDC” knives. I like big folders and I swap out between this and my Cold Steel Voyager Clip Point XL folder. Right now this is the one that I am carrying and I love it. What is great about the Spiderco knives is that you can do a red-neck fix on them by putting a zip tie on the ring and it allows the blade to be deployed as you are pulling it out of your pocket.

This is a great all around carry knife that you can keep in your Office Bug Out Bag / Get Home Bag, or do what I do and swap out knives from time to time. So right now my Cold Steel Voyager XL is in my bag but I will probably want to start carrying that again and put the Spiderco back in.

Both of these knives are big folders, or what some people call “pocket swords.” What I like about these sort of knives is that I am able to “flick” them open with some practice, thus speeding up the deployment, and if you need your knife in a hurry, then this is a great thing to learn how to do. Once you learn how to flick it open, it is a noise that people just know and raises the hair on the back of their necks.

Here is a video review that I did a while back on the Cold Steel Voyager Large and the XL knife.

WATCH NOW – https://youtu.be/7PPQurggMNk

Spiderco Resilience Lock Blade Knife – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Spyderco-Resilience-Knife

Cold Steel Voyager XL Clip Point – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-CS-Voyager

Gorilla Duct Tape – Yep, every guy needs duct tape, it is what holds the world together. But I really love Gorilla Duct Tape. This stuff really sticks and the cloth tape itself is heavy duty. Odds are that if you are guy reading this, you have already worked with Gorilla Duct Tape and you love it as much as I do. Either you can keep the whole roll in your bag or do like what I do and roll up about 20 feet on your own. It is easy to do, just start unrolling it, and roll it back up on itself. I used a wooden dowel to roll it back onto it self just to give it some rigidity. You can also fold back on itself and accomplish the same thing.

Gorilla Duct Tape – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Gorilla-Duct-Tape

Items I Recommended

ER Emergency Ration 3600+ Calorie, 5-Year Emergency Food Bar – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-3500-ER-Bar

Berkey 22-Ounce Water Filter Sports Bottle – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Berkey-Sport-Bottle

Emergency Water Packets – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Emergency-Water

Electrolyte salt pills – https://amzn.to/2o2OyWF

Gatorade packs – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Gatorade-Packs

Tiger Balm – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tiger-Balm

Gold Bond Medicated Powder – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Goldbond-Powder

Thermasilk Pants – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Thermasilk-Pants

Thermasilk Shirt – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Thermasilk-Shirt

Mechanic Wear Gloves – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Mechanics-Gloves

Israeli Compression Bandage – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Israeli-Compression-Bandage

Military Issue Combat Application Tourniquet – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tourniquet

Quick Clot Blood Clotting Agent – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Quick-Clot

Super Glue Single Packs – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Super-Glue-Single-Packs

Coleman First Aid Kit – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Coleman-First-Aid-Kit

Tactical Tomahawk and Military Compass – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tomahawk-and-Compass

Military Poncho– https://amzn.to/2Pq6TcO

Poncho Liner – https://amzn.to/2LgSyMA

All Weather Space Blanket – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Space-Blanket

1000 Ft of Black 550 Paracord – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Black-550-Paracord

Samsonite Computer Backpack – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Samsonite-Computer-Backpack

Fenix PD35 960 Lumen CREE LED Tactical Flashlight – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Fenix-Tactical-Flashlight

Blackhawk Tatang Knife – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Blackhawk-Tatang-Knife

Marine Survival Whistle – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Marine-Survival-Whistle

Leatherman Skeletool CX – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Leatherman-Skeletool-CX

Uzi Tactical Pen – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Uzi-Tactical-Pen

Cold Steel Inferno Pepper Spray Pen – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-CS-Pen-Pepper-Spray

Spiderco Resilience Lock Blade Knife – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Spyderco-Resilience-Knife

Cold Steel Voyager XL Clip Point – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-CS-Voyager

Gorilla Duct Tape – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Gorilla-Duct-Tape

 

You Love What We Do – STAND WITH US!!

We have a monthly shortfall of $600 … every single month. Tracye and I have been working hard to plug these holes, but it is very slow going.

We are asking God to bring us 6 people willing to stand with us at $100 a month.

OR

12 people willing to stand with us at $50 a month.

OR

24 people willing to stand with us at $25 a month.

We have been reviewing our business plan to reinvigorate PZ, Servant Warrior and introduce our life coach business. We have been getting great mentoring support from several individuals and all of us are very confident in our business plans that we have been working on.

We know that we will do well, we just need one year of breathing room to accomplish this.

Stand in the gap with us for one year…

Monthly ($10.00) – http://tinyurl.com/Become-A-PZ-Insider

Monthly ($15.00) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Insider-15

Monthly ($20.00) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Insider-20

Monthly ($25.00) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Insider-25-Monthly

Monthly ($50.00) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Partner-50

Monthly ($75.00) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Partner-75

Monthly ($100.00) – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Partner-100

 

If you feel led to help right now with a one time gift,
please use the following …
http://tinyurl.com/Help-Support-Prophezine

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Join Our Last Days Warrior Group

have a servant warrior Facebook group that I am revamping and bringing it back up to speed.

This would be a great place to start in taking a stand and where I will post my ideas and things that Tracye and I have been doing to push forward and live a better Servant Warrior lifestyle.

If what I am saying resonates with you, then you are quiet possibly hearing the Servant Warrior call.

If you do, then let me encourage you to check out our Servant Warrior Facebook group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/theservantwarrior/

Let’s stand up and start answering the call.

 

 

 

ANTIFA Protests To Shut Down Austin Church – THIS IS HAPPENING FOLKS!

By Ray Gano

I know that I sound like a broken record, but I have been warning about these domestic terror groups coming after you, coming after me and coming after our churches.

I get emails from people telling me that “Oh it can’t happen here in the US, we have laws.”

You know what? Our laws are being abused and having communist / Marxist / Socialist hate groups now using them to bring our nation down.

This was NOT what our forefathers imagined when they penned “Freedom of Speech.”

Last weekend militant LGBTQLMNOP protesters along with the local Antifa cell in Austin gathered in front of Celebration Church, a rather large church in Austin and tried to shut down the service.

Not only that, they were demanding that the congregation goers renounce their biblical view of one man + one woman = marriage.

This group was using their terrorist ways to condemn the views of the church’s support for proper biblical marriage between one man and one woman.

Using Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media, they organized this protest over a church’s right to maintain their beliefs.

Here are just a few quotes…

“Members of ANTIFA were joined by a dozen or so other gay rights activists who chanted, waved pride flags and held signs [last] weekend to protest Celebration Church because of its opposition to gay marriage,” PJ Media reported. “The gay rights activists also protested the church’s Sunday morning services at the Austin school district performing arts center in order to criticize the district for renting the facility to Christian ‘homophobes.’”

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“Happening right now outside of homophobic Celebration Church in #Austin,” Incendiary News tweeted last Sunday. “Masked protesters chanting, ‘Defend our youth from these attacks!’ ‘Pride means fight back!’”

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“These kids that are gay, lesbian or trans – they end up hating themselves because of the beliefs y’all are spreading!” a masked protester exclaimed, according to Incendiary News.

The Stupid Person is The Tool

Dietrich Bonhoeffer once stated the following…

“Having thus become a mindless tool, the stupid person will also be capable of any evil and at the same time incapable of seeing that it is evil. This is where the danger of diabolical misuse lurks, for it is this that can once and for all destroy human beings.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison DBW Vol 8

It will not be the diabolical leader or some brain behind the scenes person, it will be some lowly “stupid person tool” that will be used against us. We see it all the time in many lone wolf scenarios.

Sooner or later some of these Antifa members will gain access to a church and shoot it up.  I can totally see them dress up in their “Sunday best” bring in some backpacks with weapons and mow a bunch of people down.

These are literally brainwashed mind-numb robots.

A prime example of this is Richard Reid the shoe bomber – he was the British man who attempted to detonate explosives packed into the shoes he was wearing, while on American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami. He failed because he could not light the fuse sticking out of his tennis shoes.

Knowing that we are dealing with a stupid person is one point that might give us an advantage.

See, there are sharp cunning wolves and then there are the stupid ones. If you are situationally alert, a lot of times you can pick that person out.

Knowing that these people are just a tool, there are “red flags” that can tip you off to their possible suspicious behavior. But the key is that you MUST be alert to the people in your congregation.

Some of the things to look for in a suspicious person are as follows…

– They are acting in a nervous manner.

– Looking around being un-easy, stressed out.

– Profuse sweating or wiping sweat away generally with the same hand / arm over and over again.

– “Tunnel Vision, or constantly staring forward in a weird or inappropriate manner.

– Inappropriate prayer / repeated prayer, moving the lips mouthing a prayer silently.

– Talking to themselves

– Getting up and walking out and then coming back in frequently

– Inappropriate, oversize, loose-fitting clothes (e.g., a heavy overcoat on a warm day).

– Keeping hands in pockets or cupping hands as if they might be holding a trigger device.

– They seem to be favoring one side or an area of the body. Are they constantly adjusting some sort of clothing or item under the clothing? Are there sharp angles poking out against the clothing that could be a gun barrel? It has been reported that a person will keep checking an area of their body to make sure that the gun or possibly even a suicide vest is still there and attached properly.

– They might carry large packages, stuffed backpacks, purses, large shopping bags that could contain weapons or explosives.

– Last and this is a biggie – they do not know how the service is run. They look out of place. They are trying to follow along, but they just do not know the sequence of events for church the service. They do not know when to sit or when to stand or they are working to hard to try to fit in; like overly clapping or not clapping enough, singing to low or to loud, getting the words to the song wrong, etc.

These are things that you as the sheepdog and the church security team need to understand, keep in mind, and stay alert for.

Finally, pay attention to your gut instinct.

If your gut is telling you that someone is not a good person and there is something wrong, you need to not push that aside. You need to pay attention to that and then alert the rest of the church security team.

The Need To Have Contingency Plans In Place

Now that we know what to look for, we need to now know what to do.

First thing that we need to put in place is some sort of security team. Now I know that a lot of churches do not want to deal with this due to liability issues. But what is worse, a team of people saving lives or a church congregation losing 75% of its congregation because some stupid person came in and blew everyone away with an Uzi?

Like it or not, these are the real-world issues that we have to deal with being a church congregation.

So, if lives are going to be saved, this reality needs to be accepted by the pastor, the staff and put together a realistic security / fast reaction team.

Another point, calling the police can help, but it can also create a situation that will cause the stupid person to escalate.

The ideal situation is to have law enforcement / ex-military as part of the security team. They have the training to deal with situations like this and an off-duty police officer can make arrests and call in for back up much faster than an average call to 911.

Once a team is put together, the need to develop a means of communication is second.

I highly recommend solid communication devices like two-way radios along with ear pieces and throat microphones. This is the kind of set up that we used in the military and also, I used this sort of set up when we were on the jump teams with DHS federalizing airports.

The advantage of a throat microphone is that you can speak softly, almost whisper like and still be heard by the other team members.

Understanding that church budgets are tight, here is an excellent radio that will do the job as well as an excellent throat mic and covert ear piece.

Baofeng UV5RA Ham Two Way Radio  – http://amzn.to/2hIx1OP

1 X Flexible Throat Mic Microphone Covert Acoustic Tube Earpiece Headset With Finger Activated Push To Talk Button – http://amzn.to/2hInDus

Together these will run about $40 dollars and to weed out wanna-be security people, make the team purchase these units themselves. This way you know who is dedicated and also if they lose or break the equipment, it is on them.

Next you need to have some form of hand and arm signal so in case you cannot talk or use the radio, you can still communicate with your team.

Example…

Using two fingers and pointing to your own eyes means “LOOK “ – “SEE”

Then pointing towards a suspicious person is telling your team to watch that person.

You can signal to assign one of your team to stick with that person by placing your right hand on top of your left hand and then give a subtle shake of the two hands.

Using a piece of clothing as a signal is also a good idea. For example, I head up the team at my church and one of my signals is me putting on my baseball cap. That indicates to my team that I am in alert mode and they need to keep an eye on me. This also can be used to alert the pastor in giving him a subtle signal by him seeing that your cap is on.

You can also signal the pastor in the same way with two fingers pointing to your eyes and then pointing to the suspicious person.

Communicating to the Congregation

Something that also needs to be taking into consideration is letting the congregation in on the security team, at least your “core” congregation.

For example, maybe there is a suspicious person sitting in the congregation and one of the security team needs to get seated behind them. The congregation needs to know that if one of the security team members comes up and gives them the signal to get up and let them have that seat where they are sitting, not to ask questions, not to act surprised not do anything except to get up and let the security person have that seat.

Other situations that need to be addressed is getting out of the building quickly and in an orderly manner. Code words or phrases need to be put in place so that the pastor can give those code words or phrases without raising the suspicion of the suspect.

Maybe calling for an impromptu song and having everyone stand to sing a certain song that the congregation knows as a signal to start slowly walking out back row first followed by the subsequent rows… all the time continuing the song as if it is some special religious ordeal that your church conducts.

These are just ideas, what you, your pastor and security team need to do is put all these contingency plans in place.

Putting Contingency Plans in Place – S.O.P. – Standard Operating Procedure

Plans can be ranging from, covering all exits and securing the building – the means to take out a threat if necessary – quickly evacuating the congregation to a per-arranged safe area outside the church building. There are a number of situations that contingency plans need to be discussed and put in place.

Once you have these plans, they need to be put in written form and create what is called an S.O.P – Standard Operating Procedure. When you have plans, you can then start doing dry runs with the security team. Practice doing the hand and arm signals that your church comes up with. Stand at different parts of the church building and see if you can communicate with each other via radio and signals.

Now, I am not one who likes some sort of uniform but having some sort of “security presence” in place may deter some stupid bad person. In this case, what I find works best is black polo shirt with large yellow type with the word SECURITY across the back, on the left breast and maybe on one of the sleeves. These types of shirts stand out and can be easily seen from a distance.

Again, the very fact that you have some burly guy standing in the parking lot or at the front entrance area may be all the deterrent that you need to cause a bad guy to have second thoughts.

We need to remember that we are dealing with stupid people. Stupid people also tend to be cowards and may decide that your church may be too much of a “hardened” target to get away with his / her dastardly plan.

Security Polo Shirt Black with Gold Letters – http://amzn.to/2i1cBni

Weaponizing The Security Team

This is the area where things get a little “sticky.” There are different laws stating what weapons can be in churches.

In Texas for example it is allowed to carry in a church unless the church has posted a 30-06 sign prohibiting people from carrying concealed in a church. One can also carry pretty much any weapon they wish in a church, again being discreet. I doubt that you can carry your battle-ready katana (Samurai sword) in the church without pastor’s permission.

With that said, I lean more towards non-lethal in a church congregation setting. This way you do not have to worry about bullet trajectory and pass through.

Weapons I Promote For Security Teams

Police Grade Pepper Foam & Gel – This is the first weapon I would recommend the security team carrying. SABRE Red Pepper Foam is an excellent solution. It is inexpensive enough where you can purchase 2-3 cans so that you place some in areas ready to use like at the sound board, usher’s station, etc.

NOW… why foam? If you are outdoors and there is a slight breeze, you will not have the liquid pepper spray blow back in your direction. Second, the foam is sticky and when it makes contact it instantly melts. This has about an 8 – 10-foot range and can spray multiple targets with this foam.

Another point is that if you are in a close quarter like in church you will not have “mist” floating around that might get in some of the congregations eyes. This is a product that has good control factor.

SABRE Pepper Foam – http://amzn.to/2fovQYi

Another solution and something that will give you more distance between you and the thugs is SABRE Pepper Gel. Like the foam, the gel sprays and does not blow back if there is a breeze going. Also, because it is a gel, it will shoot further than the foam and has a range of 18 feet. Another plus with this is that SABRE includes a belt holster that you can wear and always be prepared. Like the foam, it has good control factor and will not have liquid mist floating in the air.

SABRE Pepper Gel – http://amzn.to/2i3yKBj

Cold Steel Ti-Lite Zytel 6” – I have written about this knife in some of my other articles. This is probably my #1 go to fighting weapon / knife.

PRO – I like that you can carry this in your hand and it doubles as a kubaton. It is large enough to really do some damage without even deploying the knife. This can be used to control a person sitting in a pew by applying pressure techniques used with the kubaton.

PRO – The quillion, the little hook at the base of the knife blade, also is a very mean weapon in and of itself, The rough thumb grooves on the quillion will do damage if you use this as a kubaton. You can hook a chin, rip an eye, do a number of kubaton moves where the quillion will do some major extra damage.

PRO – You can deploy the knife as it is pulled out of the pocket by “snagging” the quillion on the pocket edge. This is a move that needs to be practiced as well, but you will have a great tactical advantage just taking the knife out of your pocket and it deploying as you remove it.

PRO – With some practice, you can learn to flick open this knife one handed. So, if you are using it in a kubaton style, it is nothing to flick it in the process of a swing or block and deploy the 6” razor sharp blade.

NOTE – this knife is literally a “pocket sword” it is a good 13 inches long and will give you some good distance between you and the attacker. Because this is such a large knife, check your local laws to make sure it is carry-legal.

PRO – Cost – ON SALE – $48.88 w/ free shipping

Cold Steel Ti-Lite 6″http://tinyurl.com/pz-cs-ti-lite-6inch

Streetwise POLICE FORCE 9,200,000 Volt TACTICAL Stun Gun Flashlight – This is a great stun gun. It is smaller in diameter, so it is easily concealed and also made to look like a flashlight. It small enough to conceal and keep in the hand without it being obvious that you have a stun gun in your hand. So it is an excellent weapon that you can carry deployed in church and people will not take much notice of it.

Another great point about this stun gun is that it fits a church budget. It runs around $25 – $30 dollars and at this price, a church can purchase several of these so that each member of the security team is armed as well as keeping extras at the sound board, usher’s station, welcome booth, etc.

This also has a good lanyard on it so that if you do lose your grip, it will not fall to the ground and you can easily bring it back into your hand.

PRO – Slim, small and easily concealed

PRO – 9,000,000 volts and rechargeable – that is a lot of volts you will send through a person

Streetwise POLICE FORCE 9,200,000 Volt TACTICAL Stun Gun  – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Streetwise-Stun-Light

There are other weapons that you and your team can look into like collapsible batons, fighting sticks, saps, ect. The negative is that with some of these weapons, you need to check your local laws in using them. Weapons like the collapsible baton are against the law to use in many states.

You, your pastor and your team also need to discuss the use of firearms in the church.

If you do have an active threat and the individual is using a firearm, then some of the team members need to have handguns at the ready and be trained in this sort of situation.

In fact, it is critical that security teams get solid weapons training and maintain that training. Conduct training in the church building, around the building and in the church parking lots so that the team is familiar and comfortable with the church grounds environment. Try to come up with viable situations that a bad guy would perform and train for those different situations. Take turns being the bad guy and giving the team different scenarios.

Conclusion

Like it or not, people wishing to do harm to the church is a reality more so today that in the past years. We have enemies that have come out publicly stating that they wish to do us harm and kill us.

We must take these threats seriously and not bury our heads in the sand thinking that “it can’t happen to us.”

Predators take advantage of people where they have opened themselves up to being targets.

The key is to not allow ourselves to be these open targets.

Paul stated that in the last days we will live in perilous times. Well, those times are here and groups of people have stated with extreme bias that they hate Christians and Jews the world over and to see us wiped off the face of the earth would make them very happy.

The hope is that we will never have to rely on our security teams to act. But we need to take precautions, prepare, have plans and security teams in place and be ready.

To do nothing, especially in this anti-Christian environment that we are living in is foolish and a church is just asking to become a target rich environment for the stupid person hell bent on destruction.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am more than willing to help any way I can, including coming to your church, assessing the situation and helping you with a team and help train them. Just contact me – ray.gano@raygano.com

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Servant Warrior is No More – New Name – Last Days Warrior

The past few months I have been ratcheting up Servant Warrior and doing Servant Warrior Radio. This is a podcast that I have been posting in the our PZ Premium Content area.

Well, someone came to me and told me they own Servant Warrior since 2012. So, instead of having some sort of stump the chump contest, Tracye and I have decided to change the name to Last Days Warrior.

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR A HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT COMING IN A FEW WEEKS.

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Join Our Last Days Warrior Group

I have a Last Days Warrior Facebook group that I am revamping and bringing it back up to speed. We have added over 200 new members in the past 3 weeks.

This would be a great place to start in taking a stand and where I will post my ideas and things that Tracye and I have been doing to push forward and live a better Servant Warrior lifestyle.

If what I am saying resonates with you, then you are quiet possibly hearing the Last Days Warrior call.

If you do, then let me encourage you to check out our Last Days Warrior Facebook group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lastdayswarrior/

 

 

Your Store Bought First Aid Kit AINT ENOUGH!! – Build One Suited For YOU & YOUR Needs

By Ray Gano

In my last article I was talking about how ANTIFA is calling for out and out violence. I also talked about how to build your own “Get Home Bag.”

FOLKS… these people are not kidding. Don’t believe me, get on You Tube and look at these terrorists messing with people, ganging up on people and beating them to a pulp.

This is happening, and it is real.

It was these thoughts that caused me to think back on an situation that took place with me, myself and I.

Background – Why Build Your Own

The one thing that I have noticed in all the store bought first aid kits is that they really don’t address the serious injuries that people get when they really need a first aid kit.

Most home injuries resorts either you or your spouse running to the medicine cabinet, grabbing the hydrogen peroxide, maybe some rubbing alcohol, gauze, duct tape and Band-Aids.

If it isn’t for some wound then usually it is gabbing the Ipecac  because little Johnny ate some dog poop (Ipecac induces vomiting) or Emetrol syrup which helps stop vomiting.

For example, here is a true story that happened to me couple years ago and why it is important to have a “personalized” first aid kit in your car, office and home.

I Almost Cut My Finger Tip Off – A True Story

One day Tracye and I were at the park and I just got a new Cold Steel Voyager Clip Point.  I was doing what I normally do when getting a new knife, I was working with it, learning how to deploy it AND close it with one hand.

It is the closing it with one hand that got me.

Well, in the process of practicing, I closed the knife on my right index finger and sliced it pretty bad.

Luckily enough, I had a first aid / blow out kit in the car and I was able to administer first aid to myself and stop the bleeding.

The Custom Part – From lessons past, me cutting myself with my knives, I have learned to keep multiple bottles of super glue in first aid kit. For those of you who do not know, super glue will seal up a bad cut pretty quickly. It burns like crazy, but you will close the gap that you sliced into yourself.

Now ask yourself, how may store bought first aid kits have super glue in them?

Just so you know, I started with a good store bought first aid kit, took out some of the junk that you will never use and then added stuff to the kit that I know that I would need in an emergency.

My Basic Kit For The Car – Foundation #1

Because I “customized” my kit, I was able to stop the bleeding, and yes it was spurting out. Just think Monty Python’s Black Knight and my finger was doing just that.

I applied compression long enough to stop the bleeding for a moment and then applied the super glue.

I wrapped it up and in 24 hours the cut started to mend itself.

If I did not have my “customized” first aid kit in my car, I would have bled all over the place and would not have been able to stop the bleeding, at least with what the store bought first aid kit would have had in the box.

These are items I recommend keeping in your vehicle at all times…

Israeli Compression Bandage – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Israeli-Compression-Bandage

Military Issue Combat Application Tourniquet – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tourniquet

Quick Clot Blood Clotting Agent – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Quick-Clot

Super Glue Single Packs – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Super-Glue-Single-Packs

Coleman First Aid Kit – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Coleman-First-Aid-Kit

Now, I know that some of you are asking what did I chuck from the store bought first aid kit?

The first thing to get rid of are the cheap scissors. In an emergency you may need to cut through some blue jeans, a shirt or multiple layers of clothes. This is why a good pair of trauma shears are in order. They are inexpensive, and they will do the job right

Trauma Shears – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Trauma-Scissors

Another thing I chuck and replace is the medical tape and replace it with “ Gorilla Tape To-Go.” This is a small roll of 1-inch gorilla tape. The important thing is that when you get it, lift the end and fold it in on itself so it creates a quick pull tab. This stuff sticks to anything, even skin. But the skin cannot be oily, if it is, clean it off with some hand sanitizer gel (which is another good thing to keep in the kit) and wipe it off with a cotton towel (also added to kit) and then it will stick.

Gorilla Tape To-Go – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Gorilla-Tape-To-Go

Hand Sanitizer Gel – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Small-Hand-Sanitizer-Gel

Microfiber Travel Towel – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Microfiber-Travel-Towel

Now if this is just too crazy and you do not want to go to the time, effort and possible expense, of building a car first aid kit, then here is a great solution. Trauma Pak with QuikClot.

The Trauma Pack features…

  • Respond fast- QuikClot Advanced Clotting Sponge uses zeolite, a common mineral, to help blood clot up to three times faster than blood on its own.
  • Critical first aid information: an easy-to-understand instruction and information pamphlet delivers valuable information on how to treat certain injuries
  • Goes anywhere, so you’re always prepared: fits in a cargo pocket, backpack, duffel bag – practically anywhere
  • Personal protection: nitrile gloves and a biohazard disposal bag provide protection.
  • Durable, waterproof, and reusable: DryFlex(TM) packaging stands up to abuse in the outdoors – you can refill and reuse it for years

The best thing is that this costs about $16 – $18 dollars per kit. So you can purchase several and have one on hand at the office, the car, your home and put one in your bug out bag.

Sport Trauma Pack – https://amzn.to/2NPE9ZG

You Keep What In Your Car Kit?

It is a good idea to keep a couple American Eagle silver dollars in your car kit. Why? You never know when you will be in a situation where you need to have some quick money.

Situation #1 – You are stuck on the side of the road, and your wife is injured. Someone has pulled over to help and you need a ride to the hospital. Having a couple of silver dollars in your first aid kit might help secure a ride.

Situation #2 – You need a fast hotel room to apply medical treatment. Again, whipping out some silver may be the thing to gain you access.

The good thing is that this is money that is difficult to spend quickly.  But in an emergency situation, people have offered services when you surprise them with some silver.

As always, I recommend getting your silver from Steve Quayle’s Renaissance Precious Metals. He makes it easy to purchase a few ounces just for a situation like this.

Renaissance Precious Metals – http://www.sqmetals.com

The Custom Urban/City First Aid Kit & The Custom Country First Aid Kit

OK Ray, why two different kinds of First Aid Kits?

Like it or not, you will run into different sort of wounds living in the city/urban environment than that which you will run into living in a country/suburban environment.

Here is a quick example, how many of you have anti venom for a snake bite sitting around? If you live in the city there is really no need. But where we live in the country, there is a serious need for it because the snakes are plentiful.

It is these sorts of things that you need to think about when creating / building your custom first aid kit so that it will realistically suit you and your family’s needs.

So, to start off, you will need a bag, pack, ect to keep your first aid gear organized. Organization is critical so that you can find stuff in a hurry.

After doing a lot of research, I have found the “3V Gear Velox II Large Tactical Backpack”

I like this for several reasons…

It flips completely open exposing the main compartment. This is important so that when you arrive on the scene you can quickly unzip it and get to the items you need quickly.

It is rugged, tough and with the MOLLE set up you can add more bags, canteen, ect to the outside. It also has Velcro strapping on some of the pockets so that you can Velcro things to the outside like labels, patches, etc. These sorts of labels can also assist you in finding things you need quickly.

It isn’t small, but it isn’t huge either. You want a first aid pack that you can quickly pick up with one hand and sling it on your back if you have to. The straps on this also are very rugged and positioned well so they do not rub. You can carry this for some time on your back and not be hampered by the straps cutting into your neck like a standard school backpack does.

It also comes in different colors. So if you are not the OD Green type, there are other colors to choose from.

3V Gear Velox II – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-MOLLE-Tactical-Backpack

What Should It Contain – Urban / City ? – Foundation #2

According to the Center for Disease Control, around 213,000 people are treated in emergency rooms each year for injuries that result from outdoor recreation.

The most common injuries (27.4 percent of them), are fractures, followed by muscle strain and sprains (23.9 percent), bruises and abrasions (15.9 percent), lacerations (14.81 percent) and dislocations (3.81 percent).

The CDC also lists concussions, burns, crushing, dental injuries, skin inflammation and poisoning as other common injuries experienced in the outdoors.

The Red Cross recommends the following…

  • 2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
  • 25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
  • 1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
  • 5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)
  • 5 antiseptic wipe packets
  • 2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
  • 1 blanket (space blanket) [Available on the Red Cross Store]
  • 1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
  • 1 instant cold compress
  • 2 pair of nonlatex gloves (size: large)
  • 2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)
  • Scissors
  • 1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)
  • 1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches) [Available on the Red Cross Store]
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)
  • Oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass)
  • 2 triangular bandages

Sit and think about all the injuries that one can sustain in an urban / city environment. When I sit and think I imagine the following…

  • Minor cuts, scraps, laceration’s
  • House hold burns & insect / animal bites
  • Sprained wrists, ankles and possible broken bones.
  • Major cuts and punctures from kitchen knives, outdoor tools, etc.
  • Workplace injuries like tunnel carpel, sore back, neck and shoulder.
  • Sport related injuries, heat and cold exposure
  • Infection – Infection can develop after an injury or wound to the skin like a bite or sting, a tattoo or piercing, or other skin problems.

This is just a short list, but it is something to get you thinking.

Now the good news is that pretty much all of that is stuff you can do something about.

No, you’re not going to fix a broken leg in the field, but you could make the potentially very long trip to the hospital much more comfortable and reduce the chances of further injury in the process if your custom first aid kit had a temporary leg or arm brace.

So one of the things you can add to your first aid kit is called a “SAM Splint” it is a roll of thick aluminum that you can mold into a quick brace and then wrap it with a Ace Bandage or Veterinarian Tape. The SAM Splint is extremely moldable, and soft enough to cut with ordinary household scissors and it can be used to splint every bone in the human body.

Sam Splint – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Sam-Splint

Ace Bandage – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Ace-Bandage

Vet Tape – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Vet-Tape

NOTE – A little bit on Vet Tape. I discovered this stuff when our German shepherd got a bad cut on the pad of his foot. Vet Tape is a self-sticking rubber elastic tape that does not stick to hair or skin. The great thing is that it is reusable, all you have to do is roll it back up onto itself and you can use it again if needed.

So when I needed to change my shepherd’s bandages, I could roll it off the wound, apply new bandages and the roll it back onto the wound. It sticks to itself and did not stick to the hair on my shepherd’s leg.

This was invented primarily for veterinarian use, but it has made its way over to first aid kits for humans because it is great for treating broken bones and burns where a bandage or such needs to be taken off and re-applied.

Keep Cold & Hot Packs in Your Kits

The need for cold and hot packs in a kit is important. Both of these help relieve pain and swelling where the person has injured themselves or sprained a wrist or ankle.

If you have not seen them, they are about 4” x 5” and they feel like they have small round beads in them. To activate them you just bend them or punch them in the palm of your hand, shake and they start getting hot or cold.

You place them where you need the pain relief or swelling to go down and use your Ace Bandage or Vet Tape to hold them in place.

Cold Packs – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Cold-Packs

Hot Packs – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Heat-Packs

Fall Down and Go Boom – Bruises and Abrasions

This is probably the biggest use your first aid kit will be called upon to treat folks, especially if you have kids.

Like it or not everyone will fall down and have a “boo-boo” getting scrapped up in the process. These sorts of injuries aren’t a big deal, but when they do happen, they hurt like the dickens. The biggest issue is that you need to make sure that the scrape does not get infected down the road.

Supplies that can help with this sort of wound are:

– Instant Ice Pack

– Ibuprofen to help ease the pain

– Hydrogen Peroxide, Iodine, hand sanitizer gel to clean and disinfect the wound

– Neosporin to help the wound heal faster

– Bandages to cover the wound and keep it somewhat sterile

– Gorilla Tape (to hold the bandages on)

As you can see, a lot of what we have talked about in sections above, we already have items to treat with.

So that Gorilla tape, ice packs, hand sanitizer gel, bandages we have already covered.

Depending on who you are treating will also determine what you will use to clean the wound.

What I am talking about is…

Does It Sting?

So why should I care if it stings?

When someone is hurt, and you are the caregiver, it means a lot that the person you are caring for is not in pain.

This is why you should consider having several means to clean and disinfect the wound.

Some things to possibly add…

Saline Solution – basically it is water with a bit of salt in it. This is a great solution to flush out wounds and just see what is going on. You would normally associate it to contact lens’ and using it to clean a contact lens. But you can also use it to clean a wound. Since it normally has a “squeeze” top that allows a stream of fluid to come out, you can direct the flow to a cut or scrape and not getting it all over the place.

Saline Solution – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Saline-Solution

Hydrogen Peroxide – This is a good solution to help clean and disinfect. Hydrogen Peroxide also can help aid in stopping the bleeding of minor wounds. It has a chemical reaction with blood and start “fizzing. ”  This seems to help slow down the bleeding in like a cut finger or such. If you leave in on a fresh wound, the fizzing will start to turn into a burning stinging sensation.

Hydrogen Peroxide – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Hydrogen-Peroxide

Betadine – this is a povidone-iodine antiseptic for wounds that is safe to apply to both human and pets. You don’t use this really to clean out a cut or wound, although you can. When I have used it personally I did not feel any sting to it like you would normally get with standard iodine. Betadine has been used in homes and hospitals worldwide as an important first line of defense against topical infections. Betadine Microbicides help to reduce bacteria that potentially can cause skin infection.

Betadine – https://amzn.to/2oAJp8B

Rubbing Alcohol – Ok, talk about sting, this stuff will sting like crazy. But if you have to use it to clean a wound, then you use it. Just have someone helping keep the person still. Another option is to use vodka or scotch to clean a wound over this because at least the vodka or scotch has a lower alcohol level and may not burn as much. But if this is all you had, then go for it.

NOTE – do not use this on a small child, you can actually give the child alcohol poisoning as it absorbs into the skin and the child become somewhat “drunk” which will quickly lead to the poisoning.

Rubbing Alcohol – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Rubbing-Alcohol

Items For Your Kit

It is great to have all the band aids and gauze, but there are some other medical tools that are really good to have in your kit.

Electronic Ear Thermometer – These are a great way to get the temperature of a person quickly. Most hospitals now use these. Make sure you check the batteries on these from time to time if you are not using them. Keep an extra set of batteries in your kit as well just in case these go out.

Electronic Ear Thermometer – NO ORAL – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Electronic-Ear-Thermometer

Stethoscope – Need to hear the person breathing, got tummy issues or their heart still ticking? You need a stethoscope. I actually have two. One for our kit and one we keep in the barn to listen to the horses or other animals, but primarily for the horses so that we can listen for colic which can kill a horse rather quickly.  In the case of a horse, if you do not hear any stomach gurgling, they might have colic.

Stethoscope – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Stethoscope

Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor – You hear their heart with the stethoscope, but you need to know their blood pressure. This is where this comes in handy. SO you wrap the belt around the person’s arm and push the button and you are then given a set of numbers.

OK… so what does the numbers mean?

  • Less than 120 over 80: Your blood pressure is normal and healthy. Follow a healthy lifestyle to keep it at this level.
  • Between 120 over 80 and 140 over 90: Your blood pressure is a little higher than it should be, and you should try to lower it. Make healthy changes to your lifestyle.
  • 140 over 90 or higher (over a number of weeks): You have high blood pressure. Change your lifestyle – see your doctor or nurse and take any medicines they may give you.
    Source – http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/microsites/u40/Home/facts/Whatisnormal

By knowing this, you will also know if the person is in danger of some sort of cardiac issue. So once you have given first aid, you then get the person to the hospital if they are in some of those danger zones as mentioned above.

Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Blood-Pressure-Monitor

Tongue Depressors – open up and say AHHhhhhh. Use these to check a person’s throat. Maybe your child is not feeling well, and you need to check for strep throat. You need to have one of these on hand or in a pinch you can use a kitchen butter knife. But what you are looking for is a red irritated throat. If looking for strep, you will see white puss on the back of the throat.  These also double great for using to splint a broken finger or use multiple to splint a hand, that is if you do not have a Sam Splint.

Tongue Depressors – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tongue-Depressors

N95 Surgical Mask – If you do not know the person, having a N95 surgical mask will help prevent the spread of disease. If you child has the flu and you do not want to get it, wear one of these when you are treating them in their room. Keeping these and eye protection is important for your first aid kit.

N95 Surgical Mask – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-N95-Surgical-Mask

Medical Eye Goggles – two words… spit and vomit. IF you do not have a set of these, and you get spit on or vomited on, you will have wished you had some. One of the fastest ways a virus can enter your body is by your eyes, nose or mouth. This is why you want to have these areas covered. Use an N95 Surgical Mask to keep your mouth and nose covered and eye goggles to protect your eyes.  The both of these are very important especially if you are treating someone you do not know or know their medical history.

Medical Eye Goggles – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Medical-Eye-Goggles

Small Surgical Kit – There are some things that you might have to do to help the person. A small surgical kit could provide you some needed tools. For example, using forceps to keep a cut closed, Tweezers to pull a bad splinter, scalpel to lance a cyst. All these things are in a surgical kit. Even though you can purchase other things that can do the job, these are made to do the job and the quality are just better. Ever try pulling a splinter with a pair of cheap tweezers?

Small Surgical Kit – https://amzn.to/2oDtyGA

Fenix Flashlight – I am a huge fan of these. They are super bright and the CR123A last forever. I have one of these by the side of my bed. They are inexpensive for the quality you are getting and both Tracye and I have one. If you are in a dark area and you need to look someone over, this is the flashlight to have. It is small, compact, but incredibly bright when it is in its 960-Lumen turbo mode.

Fenix Flashlight – five brightness levels – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Fenix-PD35-Flashlight

Building on Foundations

As you may realize by now we are “Building” upon our Car kit, then to our City kit and then going to our Country kit.

In other words, what you have in your car kit you will have in your city and country kit. What you have in your city kit will also be part of your country kit. SO the country kit will have what is in your car kit and city kit as well as other items we will talk about in the next article.

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In the past I have written about “Your Office Bug Out Bag / Get Home Bag” as well as an article that is really popular “11 Items You Need To Get Now.”

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