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A Day of Memorial

  1. me·mo·ri·al/məˈmôrēəl/
  1. Something, esp. a structure that reminds people of a person or event.
  3. Intended to commemorate someone or something: “a memorial service in the dead man’s honor”.


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Today is a day to commemorate all of those men and women that have given their lives for their country. They have died in deserts, swamps, fields, mountains, plains, jungles, beaches, in the air and on the seas. Some have died alone others have died in the arms of their comrades all far from home, in places they have never heard of, in causes they might or might not understand. Some have been old most were young, in the prime of their lives; they were cut down like young shoots of grass before the reapers scythe. Not all of them died for the belief that they could secure freedom for future generations no, they fought for God, for county, they fought for their buddy that was beside them, their comrade in arms, their brothers and sisters.

Let us not forget the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, sons and daughters that have lost those that they loved. Never forget those who have given, who have buried their young men and women, who have grieved for years with nothing to burry at all.

On this day we honor all of the fallen and those who loved them. I encourage you to actually take time today and consider the cost of your freedom. I am not talking about a moment of silence; I am talking about many moments of silence. I am talking about calling a friend or family member that has lost someone; I can almost guarantee that you know someone who has, and thanking them. I am talking about sitting your children down and explaining the meaning of this day, explaining what sacrifices have been made for them. Take time put down your beer, turn off the radio and T.V. and really think about what today means think of the blood that has flowed for your country, your state, your town your street, and for you. Make today a Memorial for the heroes and heroines that have built this country with the building blocks of their lives.




The Basics # 4

English: Flash flood Heavy rain caused a flash...

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The Mindset: Ok maybe this should have been number one on the list of the basics, chalk it up to poor bloggers planning, but this is actually a critical component to your prepping. So what am I talking about what is this prepping mentality of which you speak?

Well dear reader it is a way of looking at life and situations and putting a plan in place BEFORE you are up a creek and find yourself with no means of propulsion.

Let’s say that there is an emergency, we will call this one a flash flood, you are at work your spouse is shopping and your teenage son just got out of high school. Your problem is that 2 of you can’t get home because of the flash flood, and to make matters worse the cell phones are jammed due to all the people trying to contact each other.  If you had a prepper mindset you would know that your spouse and child l know to meet up at your brothers home if anything happens, you also know that each of them has with them a couple of granola bars and at least 1 large water bottle each.

Maybe it is not even that extreme, maybe you and your teenage son went for a nice long parent child wilderness hike, you are a bit out of shape and you got caught out of doors off trail and it is starting to get dark. Since you are a prepper you have a small backpack with some food, water, an emergency blanket, flashlights, and at least 2 people know where you are and also know that it has been 45 min since you were supposed to check in and at this moment they are calling the local authorities to report what is happening.

The prepper mindset can even be simpler than that, the Kroger’s in your area is running a special, and 10 selected items for 10 dollars. You’re a Prepper and better yet you are a cheap prepper you go down and snap up 30 dollars worth of beans and soups for your pantry and save a bundle on your grocery bill for the next month.

Hopefully you are picking up what I am putting down. The prepper mindset like insurance, it is no good to you unless you have it BEFORE something happens to you. What things can you do to make sure that you are prepared for things that might occur to you and your family?

So now you have what I consider the basics, there is lots more but this is the core of it, the germ from which your mighty oak tree of readiness will grow.

Don’t stress out just keep up the little steps they are adding up.