It's Monday as I type my Tuesday blog post. Pretty much standard procedure. I can see why folks got upset with me not posting for about a week. The survival blogs are dead as hell. Maybe people are getting tired of the trip. Maybe there are a few folks into it that are not supposed to make it. It really does require a lot of dedication on an individuals part to stay with the program. I went to http://www.halfpasthuman.com/ and read Cliff High's stuff this weekend. Man! Is he ever taking a long walk off of a short pier. If we don't have a nuclear war by this late Fall or early Winter Cliff is going to be a failed prophet, because he is surely saying it will happen. Not many people will come out that boldly and say what Cliff is saying. His business would most likely fail if his predictions don't come true, so he is risking quite a lot. George Ure is backing him all the way and I reckon that is what friends are for. But you see the connection, right? Say something like that and if it doesn't come true you are up shit creek without a paddle. I do not have anything on any war at this time and except for Cliff High I don't know anyone that DOES have anything on a coming war. It is all supposition as far as I am concerned. But that does not make him wrong. Not in the least. Time will prove him right or wrong.
I have been thinking about writing a piece on what I would like to have. You know, things that are above my financial grasp but I would still like to have. And leading off the parade is a bolt action 45-70 rifle with a 1000 rounds of ammo. Pretty expensive little toy but it would sure take out an engine block at a modest distance. A big ol' piece of lead running out that barrel! I probably will never see it but it is something I think about. It will hammer anything on the continent, bear, bison, you name it. Just a fantasy of mine. The other dream is a 1-ton Ford Diesel crew cab with a full length 8' bed in it. You know, the tricked out non-electronic Diesel, Four Wheel Drive with heavy duty transmission, manual windows and seats, air-conditoning, heater and defroster. Sure would be a nice thing to have if the SHTF. A big fancy hauler that is EMP proof. I sure would get some admiring glances at the drive-in from the ladies. Especially if they had to walk or ride bicycles to get to the joint. But that is it for my wish list this morning. A monster bolt action rifle and a monster pick-up truck. High class for a guy living back in the hills.
My next topic of discussion is the plane crash in Russia that wiped out the Polish government. I don't hear about that any more. And I can't find anyone who does not think it was a set-up, a murder, if you please. One little crash and the whole Polish government is wiped out from top to bottom. The media showed us some pictures of flowers piled up as a memorial and that was about it. I ain't going for the accident story. I think it was murder. You can think what you want but you know where my vote goes!
I laid in bed last night and tried to pin down who would attack us and it came up RUSSIA. Russia is probably the most heavily armed country in the world outside of the USA. They never stop preparing for war. And every major arming they do is always blamed on something the USA is doing to destroy the balance of power. But they go on 24 by 7 to keep their armaments up to snuff and ready to go. They are arming other people all over the world. Iran, Venezuela, etc. They do not get into big infrastructure projects like other countries seem to do. You will not find any THREE RIVERS GORGE projects going in Russia. Those big dams are stationary targets and not liked by the Russian high command. The Russian military likes things it can move out of harms way. And they have the equipment to fight a major war. They are especially good at missile technology. Those Sunburn missiles that Iran will use to sink our carriers to the bottom of the Persian Gulf are Russian made.
Russia has the oil to make all the energy it wants. They are the worlds leading exporter of oil. No one can touch Russia for oil production. The same goes for natural gas. They basically supply Europe and can cut them off at a moments notice. Europe would freeze to death in the Winter if not for Russian natural gas. So there they are, the biggest producers of energy and the main competition for the USA as the leading arms dealer in the world. And they are stockpiling. They will have plenty of bombs and guns to fire at us when the time comes. They were a big supplier of Saddam when he ruled Iraq. They are very matter of fact in their thinking and they are thinking of blowing us up. The de facto ruler of Russia is a man named Putin. He was head of what we used to call the KGB and then he got into the big time. He is as cold blooded as a snake. If it is time to pull the trigger he will do it and do it promptly. Don't look for mercy from a Russian. It ain't there. You don't get into the top echelons of Russian politics by being merciful.
All of this war talk and arms build up are making me want to prep even more than I have. I want more food and more ammunition. I want more water filters. I want more medications. I want more trigger fingers around to help out. I want huge gardens full of things we can eat all the year round. I want hogs and chickens and cattle. I want, I want, I want. I suppose God gets tired of hearing about my wants. But we are so few and the enemy is so vast and we are tuned in enough to know it and we know we need HELP. Good old fashioned HELP. But we will get what we need and that is a fact. But the old song says "He has answered every problem before we ask or even think," Take care and stay alive.