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In 2010, the History Channel broadcast a series called America: The Story of Us. This 12 episode documentary is a highly stylized chronology of American history, starting with the first settlers and taking the viewer through the landing of the pilgrims, the founding fathers, the quest for democracy, the wars, the wagon trains, the building of the railroads and more. It ends in current times citing an America that booms in both population and prosperity.
This is a fascinating series that gets into things we never learned in school such as George Washington’s secret spy society – who knew? But more important, it brings to the forefront the founding principals of our country as well as the reasons for revolution and disengagement for tyranny. Over and over again, the series relates tales of hard work, of courage and of perseverance. Each episode is a lesson on its own and from each I have learned something. Actually, lots of something’s.
Here is a short clip.
While watching the second episode, Revolution, it became clear to me that we may be on the brink of another revolution, this time from the PTB in Washington on the national level, and our State capitals on the local level. Yes, it is evident to me that the feelings of the people today are remarkably similar to those early revolutionaries.
As discontentment and chaos breed in our cities and throughout the land, I sense and can actually feel the brewing of an underground movement to overthrow the government in its current form. Perhaps not with guns and bayonets, but a revolution none the less. Let me call this a revolution of the minds and a revolution of the very fabric that makes up life as we know it.
People are feeling squeezed and people are feeling oppressed. And they are fed up.
You see, for many, there is little to lose. Their homes are gone. There are no jobs. And there is no hope. Destructive flash mobs, riots and civil disobedience will all be likely outcomes of a population gone wild and mad with frustration. Already we are seeing crimes of passion where man goes again man, and innocents are hurt or even killed simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
What does this mean to 21st century Prepper?
Today, more than ever, there is a need to be prepared both mentally and with adequate physical goods and self-defense mechanisms in place. A revolution may be brewing.
I have said this before, but now, after watching this series, it is important to say it again: Something has got to change. I just hope that it happens in my lifetime.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
PS: America: The Story of Us is available to watch for free
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Bargain Bin: Here is a recap some recent picks and reader favorites.
Lodge 12-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet: This is the one must-have for every prepper kitchen.
Lodge Set of 2 Pan Scrapers: A must have for your cast iron skillet. Dirt cheap and worth twice the price.
Ove Gloves: Another must have. Be sure to get two – one for each hand. BTW, they wash up beautifully.
Movie: The Road: Or the book version. I prefer the quick fix but commenters have said the book is incredible.
Documentary – Collapse: This Nat Geo series will keep you awake thinking about it. This is a real call to action.
Book: Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Or the original, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
Book: How to Live on Wheat: Excellent all around primer on all things wheat.
Mylar Bags and Oxygen Absorbers: Essential for long term food storage. I prefer the one gallon sized bags but YMMV.
Doctor Prepper’s The Best of Basics Family Preparedness Guide: From the Rock Stare of preparedness manuals. Lots of checklists, ideas, recipes, and more. It is so nice to have everything in one place!
Pepper Spray: This does not replace your shotgun but is small and easy to get to in a myriad of situations.
Kingston 8GB Digital DataTraveler: You can never have too many flash drives. This is an essential component for storing copies of important documents and reference manuals in your bug out bag. (And if you are lucky, you will have power to retrieve them.)
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There are a lot new items that are put on sale each month – be sure to take a look.
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