Making Sense of Liberals

Liberal values are the PC culture. Universal Tolerance. Free Love. Equal Rights. Big Caring Governments. All-Knowing and Highly Paid Educators.

We are surrounded by Liberal values. The government embraces them. Main stream media evangelizes them. We all know them, because we grew up seeing Liberal values progressively permeate society.

Conservatives are worried by Liberals, though. Conservatives keep saying Liberals’ decisions on what they love and hate make no sense given their stated value system. Once the Three Laws of Liberalism are understood, the seeming contradictions fade away.

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Google to Determine Truth

Google has announced it will start punishing “Fake News” sites by refusing to display ads on their articles. Google made this announcement after the 2016 USA election did not go the way all the Main Stream Media announced it would. Google and other liberal companies publicly blame the major news networks’ failure to get their candidate elected on third-party news sites. They are certain they can have their political way, if they can only shutdown any non-approved news outlets.

So the question is, Will Google punish NBC, CNN, and other sites for presenting skewed/fake polling data? You know, multi-million-dollar fake news sites that function as propaganda outlets for certain political parties? The “real” news sites that present skewed polls intentionally to get voters to vote the way everyone else supposedly is voting?

Not likely.

So, if Google’s employees don’t like your news, or find it inconvenient, you can expect to be labeled “fake” and have your advertising revenue cut. Google should be warned that MicroSoft played games like this ten years ago, and now they lost their main OS monopoly to an upstart OS called Android. Google may find itself marginalized (along with their OS and search engine) if it steps on enough consumer toes.

Many disgruntled Internet users are suggesting the use of duckduckgo.com instead of Google as a boycott of Google’s censorship efforts. I’ve found myself using duckduckgo more often these days, too.

Socialism Destroyed Venezuela

Those familiar with South America are familiar with the plight of Venezuela. Venezuela is one of the most resource-rich countries in the world. Just over a decade ago, it was the envy of the emerging markets.

Then the people fell for Socialism. Everyone likes free stuff, and Socialism offers lots and lots of free stuff. Taking money from people through taxes isn’t really stealing. After all, everyone—especially the wealthy—should pay their fare share.

Venezuela elected a socialist government. The socialist government proceeded to do what socialists always do when they get power. They started taking other people’s stuff in hopes of giving away more free stuff to their voters.

As they say, “The only problem with Socialism is eventually you run out of other people’s stuff to give away.”

That’s exactly what happened. Venezuela, the envy of the Spanish speaking world, managed to go bankrupt giving away everything they could take.

Politicians love socialism. It turns out to be a perfectly legal way of buying votes. No government in the world declares voting when you’re on the government dole a conflict of interest, so voters around the world get bribed by socialist politicians to vote for more Socialism.

Of course, you can’t spread Socialism if people realize how badly it turned out for Venezuela, Italy, Greece, and even **gasp** Nazi Germany. So the propaganda machines spun up to tell everyone that Venezuela isn’t all that bad off.

My favorite propaganda piece came out today, criticizing anyone who would characterize Venezuela as having Hyperinflation. According to the official government numbers, they only have 70% inflation this year. That isn’t hyperinflation, so things aren’t so bad in Venezuela.

Um, … The official number might be 70% this year, but they have a history of playing with numbers so socialism doesn’t look bad. Last year, the official number was 68%, but a little math showed the real number to be around 800%.

Do a little math. If a gallon of milk cost $3 and you get hit with an annual inflation of 800%, in one year that $3 gallon of milk becomes $24, but by the end of year two, guess what? That $3 gallon of milk is now $192.

Most of my liberal-socialism-loving friends still don’t think that things could be that bad in Venezuela. It’s just more conspiracy theories by those nutty Republicans. 70% official inflation is nowhere near the 12,000% threshold of real hyperinflation. After all, it’s not like Venezuelans needs wheelbarrows of money to buy groceries, right?

It might be worth noting, Bloomberg is reporting today that Venezuelans have stopped counting cash and now weigh the piles necessary to buy items.

No, they don’t need wheelbarrows, yet. Long live socialism!

Seriously, … every Democracy or Republic should pass a law that only allows people paying more in taxes than they get in handouts from the government to be allowed to vote. If you don’t eliminate this voting-yourself-other-people’s-money, we’re going to see every Democracy or Republic eventually fall to the fallacy of Socialism.

Wikileaks Deadman’s Switch

It looks like the Wikileaks Deadman’s Switch has been activated.

http://halturnershow.com/index.php/news/world-news/360-wikileaks-dead-man-s-switch-appears-to-have-been-triggered

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-18/wikileaks-appears-have-just-released-its-first-insurance-file-fully-open-and-unencry

Dead Man’s Switch

A Dead Man’s Switch is used by hackers and security gurus to trigger a release of information or start some other process in motion in the event that the individual has been killed, kidnapped, or had their liberty restricted in some way. Usually how it works is that an independent secret server checks for some sort of internet activity every-so-often, such as a user checking their email, or logging into a computer, and then assumes the user is fine unless there is no activity associated with the user.

In the case of Wikileaks, it has long been threatened and assumed that Wikileaks has far more damaging information about government and corporate corruption than has ever been released. This information is assumed to have been attached to a Dead Man’s Switch in the event that Julian Assange is assassinated for revealing dirt on powerful individuals.

Recently, Julian Assange disappeared from the internet due to a government take-down of his Internet access. It is assumed that this was at the request of the Clinton campaign in the USA, because of the extremely damaging emails he’s been leaking recently. (One of the recently leaked documents from Wikileaks had a quote from Hillary Clinton asking if they could just simply “drone” [kill] Julian Assange to make the leaks problem go away.)

It is not known for sure if Julian Assange’s Wikileaks Dead Man’s Switch has been activated, but a new subdomain of the Wikileaks site has appeared with a lot of information about various governments, politicians, and corporations. This could very well be the rumored Dead Man’s Switch put in place to protect Assange from retaliation for leaking criminal activities.

Even if this turns out to be a false alarm, there is a high probability that the real Dead Man’s Switch will activate if Assange is not allowed free access to the Internet, soon.

Update (Oct 22, 2016): Some interesting items came from the released folders of documents. The most interesting in my view were the medical records for Assange. That’s exactly what you’d want public if you feared an unexpected “medical” incident.

Many considered this document dump a shot-over-the-bow warning to any government trying to kill or arrest Assange. Shortly after the release, it was admitted that Assange’s Internet was being limited until after the election by Ecuador’s government.

In another related development, heavily armed police have been slowly amassing over multiple days outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Assange is believed to be living currently.

Update (Oct 31, 2016): Despite the news coming from Ecuador’s government that Assange is okay, he has not been seen or spoken to publicly since his Internet access was cut. Many are speculating that he is already dead, but it seems likely that the Obama administration has had Ecuador bar him from communication until after the US election.

Update (Nov 18, 2016): Assange was seen in an interview just before the USA election, so it appears he was only “silenced” temporarily.

Democrat Corruption

Here’s my absolutely favorite quote of the week …

“They’re so absurdly corrupt and villainous that simply reporting on their actual behavior makes you sound like a fringe nutcase in an aluminum foil hat.”

Matt Walsh gave this quote while describing the Clinton Campaign and Democratic Party corruption outlined in recently leaked emails (Oct 2016.) Of course traditional news outlets like NBC and CNN don’t report any of the insanely outlandish conspiracies the Democrat leadership admits to in their emails. The regular news outlets ignore the truth–refusing to report it–and then claim the media is all slanted towards Conservatism. Pretty ironic that most liberals fall for that line, but they do.

I like the quote, because it describes what conservatives and preppers have been up against for many years. We warn people about the consequences of their behavior or lack of planning and we instantly become cooks. Then when we’re proven right, the same naysayers say, “It doesn’t matter anyway,” or we’re told we’re conspiracy nuts when we point to proof of what we said being true. Vindication doesn’t get us any relief from the hate and name calling we have to put up with constantly.

Most (not all) of the hate and finger pointing preppers and conservatives endure comes from liberal Democrats. Their leaders convince them that all is well and anyone that says otherwise is a liar or crazy. Then to keep their minions in line, the liberal leadership shouts, “Look! Global Warming, … or … Look! Evil Rich White Male!” And most liberals fall for it. Life is easier when you can believe you’re not the source of many of your own fears and problems.

Meanwhile, WWIII gets closer and the biggest economic crash sneaks up on us without most of the mindless masses having any idea what’s really going on. I’m a conspiracy nut for discussing either of them, now. And once they’re recorded history, “It won’t matter anyway.”

*sigh*

Big, Fat, Ugly Bubble

Whether you like or hate Trump, anyone who follows finances should realize how true it was when he spoke about the current economic bubble.

Typical politician. All talk, no action. Sounds good, doesn’t work. Never going to happen. Our country is suffering because people like Secretary Clinton have made such bad decisions in terms of our jobs and in terms of what’s going on.

Now, look, we have the worst revival of an economy since the Great Depression. And believe me: We’re in a bubble right now. And the only thing that looks good is the stock market, but if you raise interest rates even a little bit, that’s going to come crashing down.

We are in a big, fat, ugly bubble. And we better be awfully careful. And we have a Fed that’s doing political things. This Janet Yellen of the Fed. The Fed is doing political — by keeping the interest rates at this level. And believe me: The day Obama goes off, and he leaves, and goes out to the golf course for the rest of his life to play golf, when they raise interest rates, you’re going to see some very bad things happen, because the Fed is not doing their job. The Fed is being more political than Secretary Clinton.

Sadly, he’s dead on about that one. The amazing part is that many news outlets (like the Rolling Stone and the Clinton News Network) don’t see the impending international economic disaster unfolding. All I can say is, keep your eyes on Deutsche Bank.

Edible Nitrogen Fixing Trees

As a prepper, I’ve been getting more into permaculture and how it can reverse desertification. A healthy “food forest” is useful in situations where food cannot be found at the grocery store. Healthy land produces better gardens and orchards, and permaculture encourages healthy land.

Much of the world has experienced expanding deserts while losing grasslands and forests. The Great Basin has experienced desertification on a massive scale over thousands of years. The Great Basin contained one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, surrounded by forests filled with wildlife. Lake Bonneville, as the lake is called, was bigger than many modern countries. Now all that remains is the Great Salt Lake, salt flats, deserts, and some forested mountains.

Goumi berries
Goumi berries (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Elaeagnus_multiflora)

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Mixed Blessings of Cheap Oil

Crude Oil just dropped into the 20’s. That’s $29 per barrel. Don’t think it’s hit bottom. The real value currently is around $17, so the trading value is likely to come down to at least that if not overcorrect and go to $16 or lower.

Why is cheap oil a bad thing?

Pumping Crude Oil
Hate it or love it, the oil industry has single-handedly kept our nation from depression for nearly a decade.

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Kerosene Heat for the Cold Dark Winter

As a prepper, I try to keep up on news from natural and man-made disasters. I recently read a posting by a survivor of Hurricane Sandy. He described half-mile long lines for fuel, power outages, and fear. He learned like never before how close we civilized people are to the same primal life our ancestors lived. He expressed the fear he and his neighbors had that if the utilities had not been restored before winter, that they would have suffered severely with no way to heat their houses.

Heat Mate Kerosene Heater
Heat Mate HMN-110 kerosene heater

Times are good here in the USA. Currently, preparing for bad times seems nuts. We have a good infrastructure, and good support networks for families that fall on hard times. History shows us that bad things happen, sometimes to entire countries, and often you can’t see them coming until they do. For anyone living in a place with severe winters, a disaster of country-wide scale could be deadly.

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I Believe in Christ

I don’t believe in magic, and I rarely believe in the improbable.

Growing up, I used to hear the question, “If there was an explosion at a printing company, is it possible for that explosion to result in a perfectly printed and bound copy of the Bible being created?”

The answer of course is “no”. No sane person would claim a fully printed and bound copy of the Bible could be created from a random explosion. The speaker then would continue on to point out that a person needs to create a Bible for it to exist. In the same way, a human being could not have been created by chance of evolution. Humans must have a creator if something much less complex, like a Bible, needs a creator.

I would take this analogy a step further.

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Secular Paganism

Secular Pagans religiously demand absolution from religion. Secular Paganism’s first tenet is:

Thou shalt not declare thyself a religion.

This is the most powerful tenet of Secular Paganism. Liberating themselves from the label of religion frees Secular Paganists to demand state sponsorship of their religion while simultaneously demanding the repression of other religions on the ironic grounds that no one religion should be given preference over other religions.

Not having formal or informal recognition as a religion, Secular Paganism has managed to embed itself as the state sponsored religion of a majority of first-world nations and possibly the majority of all nations. The awarding of tax breaks, grants, and government contracts often revolve around institutional and individual adherence to the tenants of Secular Paganism.

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Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

I’ve watched Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus twice. I liked it and give it five stars. Tim Mahoney, the director, does a wonderful job of presenting current archeological thought on why the Exodus did not happen, while at the same time showing overwhelming proof that it did. I recommend renting or buying it.

Spoilers ahead.

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Pioneer Trees

I want trees on the ranch. Obviously, a ranch that was described in the real estate listing as “good for nothing but sagebrush” is a challenging environment for trees. I’ve done a lot of work investigating the most hardy pioneer trees that can survive in the drier areas of Utah.

But I’ll get back to pioneer trees in a moment.

My wife and I just celebrated our 21st anniversary. We took a trip up to Brigham City for dinner and a little sightseeing. We both love Brigham City, and might even move there in the next few years.

Brigham City Temple
My wife and I were married in the Salt Lake City Temple, but we weren’t near Salt Lake on our anniversary, so we stopped by the Brigham City Temple, instead.

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Bunny Cam

I’ve nicknamed my trail cam, the “Bunny Cam”. It is unbelievable how many rabbits are in the sagebrush by the Dove Hills. You can’t walk a straight line without stepping on one every three hundred feet.

I recently retrieved my trail cam from its second stint documenting the events that pass on my ranch while I’m not there. I shouldn’t have been too surprised, … rabbits happen. It took pictures of rabbits running; rabbits sitting; rabbits eating; rabbits socializing, and rabbits drinking after the rains. Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits.

Kissing Bunnies
Technically, they’re jack rabbits. They seem to love it up on Dove Ranch.

Yup. Lots of rabbits up at the ranch.

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Water in the Desert

When most people think of desert, they think of Death Valley, where it doesn’t rain during some years. These same people refer to the Wasatch Front, where I make my home, as desert. We get 20 inches of rain per year. That’s about half as much as most places that are covered in thick forests.

I’m always impressed by the amount of rain and snow we get even in our dry years in this area. Still, most people call it a desert. It is true that we have to manage our water more than areas with higher rainfall, but we also pipe tons of water to other states. So, we as a state obviously have more water than we need.

Woods Cross Park Becomes a Lake
Our local park became a small lake, complete with kayakers during a recent hail storm.

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Extra Food On Hand

I had a conversation with a friend, a few years ago, about storing a little extra food around the house in case of emergencies. We both agreed that emergencies happen that prevent us from getting food from the store. Earthquakes and hurricanes are big, grandiose examples of emergencies that shut down access to stores, but smaller emergencies like blizzards, or an identity thief emptying your bank account also happen all the time. As I said, she and I completely agreed that stuff happens.

Extra Food
Many common foods will not store well, if you’re looking for a little extra food to have on hand in an emergency.

I have a good variety of food on-hand, including everything from 45 pound pails of hard white wheat and popcorn, to canned soups and chilis. She knew I had a good variety, and said, “I’ll be fine, too, if there is an emergency. I have five pounds of roasted peanuts. I’ll just snack on those until I can get to the store.”

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Food When There Is No Food

It couldn’t happen here. That’s all in the past.

Most people alive don’t remember famine, war, or disease in the United States of America wiping out large swaths of US peoples. War, plagues, famines, and food shortages are things that happen across the oceans, or at least across the borders.

Lava at Ocean
You don’t have to live in an exotic location for natural and manmade disasters to strike.

In 1816, Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupted pushing massive amounts of ash into the air. The global weather turned so cold that crops across the US died due to frost in June. Pennsylvania had river ice in July and August that year. Many people starved to death the next winter. Luckily, that could never happen again in the USA because Indonesia no longer has volcanos.

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California Drought Affects Us All

With the drought in California reaching critical status, we could see much higher prices for all kinds of products. Believe it or not, a shutdown of food production in California could lead to shortages of many food products across all of North America.

California's Drought Affects All of Us
All of North America feels the effects of California’s drought.

In the last half century, California has become the agricultural giant of North America. Most of the vegetables, nuts, and fruit consumed in America come from California. Milk, grapes, and almonds are among California’s lead exports. California grows nearly all of the America’s olives, kiwi, pistachios, prunes, raisins, and walnuts, among other products. Even the majority of our strawberries—1,400,000,000 pounds of strawberries—come from California.

Currently, much of that food production is grinding to a dusty halt. News anchors gleefully talk of “potentially higher prices,” while the reality of potentially empty shelves, gets swept under the newsroom rug.

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Cold Frame Tips for Preppers

The first few years I grew tomatoes, the plants got big enough that the little tomatoes formed, and then the hottest days of summer hit. When it gets into the 90’s and 100’s in Utah, tomatoes stop growing. They don’t start growing again until the weather drops to the 80’s in the late summer and early fall. As a result, tomatoes don’t ripen until just about the first tomato-killing frost.

Having no tomatoes until just before the frost doesn’t put food on the table for an entire summer. I might as when just use freeze dried tomatoes if I can’t get a longer harvest season.

I thought about jumpstarting my tomatoes by sprouting them inside under grow lights in late winter or early spring. However, growing plants under electric lights seems to be against all my prepping instincts. Grow lights don’t work when there is no power.

My second option was buying or building a small greenhouse. We have strong winds in Woods Cross, so I’d need to spend some money to have a greenhouse that wouldn’t collapse or blow away. The price was just too much for me.

Finally, I learned about cold frames. Cold frames are mini knee-high greenhouses. I realized that Cold frames were the tomato seedling growing tool I needed.

Coldframes
Start your growing season a month early by using coldframes.

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Growing Potatoes in Buckets

Potatoes require less water than most plants in a typical garden. You really need to make sure that you don’t rot the potatoes or cause fungus on the plants. I like keeping the watering down to about once per week. However, doing so when planted with water hungry plants  is nearly impossible.

My solution is growing potatoes in tall sturdy buckets. Potato buckets allow complete control over water, sun and weather. And, repurposing buckets as potato buckets is a great use for old pales left over from grinding wheat into flour.

Sprouting Potato
Place the sprouting potato in the prepared bucket.

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Al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram … Secret Combinations

Today’s news highlights the reasons I garden, grow fruit trees, bought a ranch to build a house on, and spend my little spare time learning prepping skills. No one believes in an actual zombie apocalypse, but every terrorist organization in the world (and several nuclear-capable countries) repeatedly state their objective as “death to America”.

I think they mean it. No matter how much we ignore them, they are at war with us. “Death to America” is not just rhetoric to appease their constituency.

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Peach Tree Pruning

Now for a few words about pruning fruit trees.

What’s a prepper without his/her fruit trees? I try to grow fruit trees that stagger their fruit production over the summer and fall months, so I don’t have to deal with all our fruit ripening at once. One of our favorite trees is our peach tree.

I finally got around to pruning my peach tree and other fruit trees. Last year, I didn’t make time for them until they already had leaves and fruit growing on them. This year, I was determined to show them more attention.

I have a peach, two pears, two apples, and a cherry tree. The peach is my most productive tree, so I try to take good care of it. You can see the massive amount of fruit I get off my peach tree in an earlier post.

Unpruned Peach Tree
I pruned this tree last year. Honest, I did.

I’ve heard peach trees don’t need as much pruning after they mature, but my peach gets bushy every year. Maybe when it’s older it will call down. Believe it or not, I prune it back severely every winter or spring and it still comes out looking like the above photo by autumn.

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22 More Signs You Might be a Prepper

I’m a prepper.  I previously posted, First 10 Signs You Might Be a Prepper. I’m at it again with 22 more signs you might be a prepper.

“Prepper” sounds like such a harsh word. It took me many years to come out of the pantry and admit I was a prepper. Coming out of the pantry helped me find tons of people with similar interests. It’s been very liberating.

Preppers look at the world differently than other people. This unique outlook lends itself to plenty of humor. Yes, people point the finger of ridicule at us now-and-then, but that doesn’t mean we can’t smile at ourselves, too. I hope you share a smile or a laugh.

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Paying off Our Ranch

I’ve mentioned financial prepping before. By financial prepping, I don’t mean planning for retirement. Retirement planning may be integrated into financial prepping plans, but it isn’t the same thing. By financial prepping, I mean getting prepared for financial difficulty in your own life. Financial difficulty can come in the form of a lost job, identity theft, a debilitating injury, or the more glamorous zombie appocolypse induced world wide financial collapse. (Yes, I say the last one with tongue firmly in cheek, but life’s strange. Who knows?)

My Loyal Sentra
My Nissan Sentra with 100k miles on it.

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Canning Peaches for Food Storage

A key skill for any prepper is growing and then preserving your own food. One of the most common results of manmade and natural disasters is an interruption in supply lines that fill those handy grocery stores. However, if you grow and store at least some of your own food, supply-line interruptions don’t have to be a concern.

Years ago, I planted a fruit cocktail tree—one of those trees that grows lots of different types of fruits. I managed to kill it off, except the roots. The roots shot up a beautiful peach tree. This last fall it finally had a full crop of peaches.

Peaches on Tree
The peaches on our tree in early October.

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First 10 signs, “You Might be a Prepper …”

You might be a prepper, if …

1) You look at your neighbor’s dandelion filled lawn and think,
“Salad!”

2) While visiting Cape Canaveral, you spot astronaut ice cream in the gift shop and ask, “What’s the shelf life?”

3) You look for wood stoves at the department store.

4) You see a wood stove and want to know if you can cook on it.

5) You end up not buying the wood stove of your dreams, because your rocket stove is more fuel efficient.

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Financial Prepping

Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor. This article merely states my opinions and views as a non-professional. If you’re looking for professional advice, contact an actual professional advisor.

One of the most commonly overlooked preps is financial security. Obviously, most people are aware of 401k’s and retirement planning. I’m not talking about these.

In late 2008, the US Fed, Congress, and President all signed on to the first Quantitative Easing. The purpose? The financial markets were in so much trouble that in reality, most US businesses might have lost access to their credit lines. The trickle-down affect would have been much of America going home without a paycheck for a month or more.

This description comes from Republicans and Democrats. I didn’t believe it at the time, but having learned a lot more about how businesses and financial markets work, I agree with their description now, even if I don’t like their “solution.” Continue reading Financial Prepping

Some Shows for Homesteaders and Preppers

I love shows that relate to homesteading and prepping. Unfortunately, there isn’t a genre selection on Netflix or Hulu for prepping and homesteading enthusiasts. They’re all ready for you if you want to browse Disney flicks or find Broke Back Mountain, but nothing for people with a little bit of pioneer in their souls. Let’s be honest though, I’d probably hate their selection even if they had a genre for us.

So, here are a few shows I’ve found fun, that I’d put in the Preppers and Homesteaders genre if I was in charge. I’ll see if I can come up with a few more for future posts, but this selection will be a good place to start.

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Where Preppers and Homesteaders Roam

The musty smell of our basement surrounded me on the wooden steps down to our cupboard containing glass jars of garden vegetables my mother canned months earlier. Home canned pickles, tomatoes, and yellow beans among other garden goods spread out over several shelves of our large cupboard.

In those days, I never heard the term homesteader or prepper. People still practiced canning food from their gardens, because their parents and grandparents had. Simple country living happened because we lived in the country, and while this lifestyle was becoming less common, it was still common enough that no one thought twice about growing or raising their own food. I knew many kids growing up that had similar lifestyles to the one we lived.

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Honeydew … Water Killer

As I lay in bed last night, I heard a loud crinkling sound going on for what seemed like 15 minutes. My first thought was, “What is Honeydew doing this time?” I couldn’t keep my eyes open, so I figured I’d deal with it in the morning.

Morning came and I found the cause of all the loud crinkling. My cat, who is a Maine Coon Siamese mix, had attacked and successfully killed an entire flat of bottled water. Many of the bottles had been completely crushed. Others bled purified water from claw and canine punctures they sustained.

Returning to the Scene of the Crime
My cat, Honeydew, returning the scene of her crime.

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