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Lessons to be Learned From CHAZ or CHOP
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Lessons to be Learned From CHAZ or CHOP

No matter whether you call it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (or CHAZ) of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (or CHOP), there are many lessons that can be learned from this particular exercise in futility ... at least I hope it was an exercise in futility.

The stated goals of the leftist organizations is to institute nothing less than a communist, Marxist institution within these united States of America. For better or worse, they got their wish in CHAZ or CHOP and what did they create if not exactly everything they claim that Marxism would “fix”?

Is there any way to examine what went wrong in CHAZ or CHOP, or did anything really go wrong at all? Was this perhaps, just a small taste of exactly what these leftist Marxists wish to impose on all citizens of these united States of America?

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First Aid for Preppers and Homesteaders
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It should be noted that there is a vast difference between a first aid kit and a medicine cabinet on the homestead.

A first aid kit is extremely important, but should probably be limited to something portable, easily toted around in the vehicle. For the homestead, it is imperative that a much larger supply of first aid supplies be kept on hand.

As time goes on and the homestead grows, there should also be a concerted effort to move away from store-bought remedies and move into a more natural or homeopathic means to treat common illnesses, diseases and even for the treatment of wounds and certain injuries.

Nevertheless, in the early stages of homestead construction, it may be necessary to build up a fully stocked medicine cabinet with store bought remedies.

As such, this list may not be complete, but it should give anyone a better idea of the basic supplies needed for a first aid kit on the homestead.

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Early Years on the Homestead – Observation – Local Plant Life
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A good deal of consideration into the local factors surrounding the potential homestead site should have been conducted long before the final decision was ever made to purchase the physical property.

There should already be some knowledge about the prevalent conditions in the area and a general knowledge of plant and animal life that will be encountered along with at least some idea about the natural barriers, obstacles and other select positions within the proposed homestead site.

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On Real World Knives and Blades
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When I worked as a hunting and fishing guide, I learned early on that when someone showed up with a great big, genuine artificial Bowie blade strapped to their hip, I was more than likely going to have a lot of issues on the hunt. 

In all my life, I have never used anything more than an Old-Timer with a two-inch blade for gutting and skinning … and have seen many a city slicker sicken themselves as soon as they begin cutting into the innards of a fresh kill, releasing all manner of fecal matter and other less than desirable “products” into the meat and the surrounding air.

Perhaps more amazing still to me, was the number of people who had absolutely no idea how to prepare their blades, much less to care for them or to properly sharpen their blades for individual usage.

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What is the perfect prepper location
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It is said the three most important factors for any business are “Location, location and location!” The same is true for a Homestead Site … but Caveat Emptor! Let the buyer beware!!! Lest you find yourself on the wrong side of the law for wanting to build your homestead on the perfect location!

For those who are just now beginning to venture into the world of prepping, there are a great many different approaches to getting to where you want to be. The constraints are there of course, in most cases, when it comes to budgeting.

While budgeting is definitely a major concern, especially when it comes to selecting that perfect location for the new “Homestead away from home” being created, there are three other factors that are equally as important … and those are location, location and WTF?

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The Ugly Truth About Rural Riots
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I have to admit that a friend of mine posted this, but I thought I would add some points of my own as well and this article was the result.

Funny as it may sound, we actually have some common ground if you were interested in actual discourse and solutions, but those options seem to be off the table judging from your actions to date. I wrote an article a while back about the myth of the threat posed by preppers and exactly why there was no reason to fear preppers. In that article I noted the following observation regarding government:

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Water Tanks or Retaining Ponds on the Homestead
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Water Tanks tend to stand out and be glaringly obvious in more natural environments but tend to provide more control over the water, its contents and the flow.

Retaining ponds blend into the surrounding natural environment much better, but in addition to being open to the world and susceptible to poisoning in one fashion or another, they may also lead to legal battles that could not be foreseen unless you know the principles of arbitrary law (and the “legal” system that arbitrarily enforces them) … or if you have read this article and know what to look for.

For those people who are wanting to live off the grid on their own little plot of land somewhere far clear of “civilized” society, water will still be an essential part of their life. It could be argued that the natural waters available in the great outdoors may even be more beneficial than the chemical-laden water that is piped in through the cities, but that is an argument for a separate article.

Still, some of these people prefer to dig or otherwise build a retaining pond while some will inevitably prefer the convenience and relative safety of a water tower or water tank. Which one is right for you? As is always the case, it depends on what your individual needs are at the end of the day … and also what laws may be in place where you are building your homestead.

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Lead Rounds and Modern Firearms
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Modern firearms are, by and large, made to handle hot rounds. However, these modern rounds tend to be copper lined if not completely jacketed. (Hollow points being a classic example of one that is “wrapped” in copper but does not include a “complete” or “all encompassing” copper “jacket”)

It is possible to mold copper jackets when making rounds, and electroplating the copper jackets into place is even more preferable, though the equipment and materials to perform these functions can be both expensive in terms of cost, and the requisite learning curve … and ammo that may very well foul the barrel is not something I would recommend anyone fire through their firearms at all, much less by choice. In short, the vast majority of home made rounds are lead.

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Learning How Not to Flinch
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There are a great many small errors that can make even the most ambitious young shooter ultimately shy away from learning how to shoot properly. In my case, I tend to literally rest my cheek on the cheek rest on the butt of the rifle.

This is not generally an issue with the AR15 or other lighter carbines, though with other firearms such as my M1 Garand, my old Mauser eight millimeters, (including the ones I have rebuilt in different calibers since) the seven millimeter magnum and other of the “heavier” rounds, it can lead to discomfort.

In my case, it generally results in a sore, though rarely (never yet) bruised cheek on my part. Since the sore nature of my cheek has never prevented me from eating my game, or prevented me from pursuing my target, I have just lived with it.

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Cool Cats on the Homestead
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Cats are an important part of every homestead site, whether or not the homestead owner is a cat lover. Cats serve a very important role in diminishing the number of vermin and other critters that routinely carry disease and consume even the most well-stored dry goods and supplies.

Whether you are the proverbial prepper or just want to get away from the hectic life in “civilized society”, there are a great many reasons that you will need, not just a cat or two, but a family of feral felines on the selected homestead site.

For cat lovers, cats are a great comfort, if not somewhat annoying from time to time. Cats are in every sense of the word, very fickle creatures. When they demand attention, it does not matter what you are doing, they will feel quite justified in interrupting anything and everything you are doing in order to receive the attention that they are quite certain they deserve … as long as they want it.

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Why You Need at Least Two Dogs on the Homestead
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Why You Need at Least Two Dogs

I am one of those people that love both dogs and cats, but in the world of Off The Grid, cats are great for keeping down mice, most snakes and other vermin off the property … though not very beneficial for the purposes of securing the homestead or protecting from predatory animals … especially in the form of other people.

Dogs on the other hand, can be tricked and do not always serve their purpose as intended, thus it is imperative that there always be at least two dogs on the Homestead site for the purposes of warning of any potential threats or dangers.

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