The Sabbatical Year Garden

I realize that there are some of you that are tired of hearing about the sabbatical year. Too bad! I love it. By my reckoning I am now in the 20th day of the 3rd month of the sabbatical year of the 3rd sabbatical cycle of the 119th Jubilee cycle. ((Yes, I know there are varying opinions on this but I did the math.) So, if we are in a sabbatical year what kind of garden do I have? To answer that: one that grows on its own. A garden without planting, fertilizing, cultivation, etc. Everything in it volunteered from last year’s produce. {Lev. 25:18-19} You can eat what grows of itself or on its own but you do not harvest. You take just enough for your daily needs. Continue reading

Leftovers, Lagniappe and La-Z-Boys

((Why did I named the article this, I don’t know. It was all I could come up with. Sorry.))

Although this article is NOT about leftovers at the dinner table, it could be. The title is based on the terms that I learned growing up. My family was from central Louisiana but I was raised in south Louisiana. This is similar to having your family from England and raising you in France. Continue reading

What Did We Accomplish?

In the previous post you may have gotten the idea that the trip was not a succss. We did get our supplies safely there and inventoried as I stated. We also located a site for two more cabins. The cabin that we were able to start will be for Von and I and then the third cabin will be for visitors (also read refugees.) Continue reading

Home Again

I usually do not comment on a family “vacation” but I think I will this time because it has a very interesting side note for all of us. Every year, my family “group”

We observed nesting pairs of bald eagles on the way to the museum. Awesome!!

gets together during the months of February in winter and June/July for the summer. These get-togethers are to discuss strategy, current events around the world, go over our preparations and, many times, construct a cabin, road, LP/OP or some other needed improvement to our refuge. We have traditionally met in February because so many members of my family, including myself, have a birthday during the month. This year my mother turned 90 years old and when asked what she wanted to do for her birthday her response was to go to the World War II National Museum in New Orleans Louisiana Continue reading

The Art and Science of Caching

I used the terms art and science because a cache is often misunderstood and often as not, mispronounced. The word cache comes from French and is pronounced “kash” or “cash” just like the word for the Federal Reserve Notes in your wallet. Literally, a cache is something of value hidden for later use or retrieval. In the world of the survivor or prepper it has a deeper meaning. Sorry about the pun. Continue reading

A Personal Note On The American Dream

Dear Friends, I want to speak on a personal level right now. I studied economics at the Univerisity of California in the early 1970’s, but I am not an economist. The information that I give is not that of an economist. Continue reading

15 Decisions You May Have To Make in 2012

In earlier articles I  tried to highlight the problems that we are faced with in this day and age not only in America but also throughout the world. Wherever you look, the United States is poised for war with some country. We are poised for war Continue reading

First Things First

There are a lot of things that I would like to admit to, but unfortunately, most of them would be a lie. Sometimes you would like to plead guilty to being caught in an affair with a beautiful actress, or having millions of dollars in a hidden account or, like Al Gore, to have invented the internet. Continue reading

STEPS TO PREPARE

What this article is and what it isn’t.

It is the purpose of this article to give you a strategy or methodology in your preparations. It is not a detailed treatment of preparing for a disaster. Continue reading

When The Poop Hits The Oscillator

I have been asked to share my perspective (vision or nightmare) of what will happen when the Poop finally hit’s the fan. You asked for it, Continue reading

Achieving True Independence Part II

In my last article we addressed the following points; (Part I), How to grow your food, (Part II) How to store your food, (Part III) How to locate your refuge, (Part IV) How to build your refuge. Now, Continue reading

Achieving True Independence: Part I

My Dad was a great man, and he was a WWII veteran. He could easily have been either one without being the other but he was both. He gave me a piece of advice I have tried to adhere to my entire life. Continue reading