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Chickitty China—The Chinese Chicken…

Chickitty China—The Chinese Chicken…

[There are no affiliate links in this rant, but the linked videos' descriptions may contain them. If you're compelled to help support my brand, please check out some of the ads on the blog page.] This started as a social media rant, and it grew much too quickly. Boom....

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The Top Ten Mistakes New Preppers Make

The Top Ten Mistakes New Preppers Make

{NOTE: I am an Amazon Affiliate. Some of the links in my articles are affiliate links and may generate me a small commission at no expense to you. There...get back, lawyer-scum...} My turn. Sorry, not sorry about the title. The reason clickbait exists is because it...

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Are You Posse Ready? Why You Need a Ham License

Are You Posse Ready? Why You Need a Ham License

If you haven’t read the intro to this series, please do so here. This is Part 8. The up-front conclusion is that there’s a lot more to communications than keying up a microphone and talking. You need to practice and slowly expand, not just knowledge but practical...

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Are You Posse Ready? Getting Tactical & Medical Training

Are You Posse Ready? Getting Tactical & Medical Training

If you haven’t read the intro to this series, please do so here. This is Part 7. Well-instructed education isn’t cheap. Even the “affordable” classes can run up to and over $200 per instruction day. It helps to ask yourself how much saving someone’s life is worth. The...

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Are You Posse Ready? Relearning Discipline

Are You Posse Ready? Relearning Discipline

If you haven’t read the intro to this series, please do so here. This is Part 2. You’re not going to like hearing this, but you have a discipline problem. It’s called being human. Now, I obviously can’t speak for everyone when I say that. But all I need to do is look...

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Are YOU Posse Ready?

Are YOU Posse Ready?

I’ve had it. I’m done. I’ve been watching the crap unfold the last several months, just as many of you have. There are so many variables at play that it makes the head spin…or maybe that’s just my pre-diabetes… But, I have to address at least one thing in this: am I...

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Gear of Cascadia Fallen: Water Part 2

Gear of Cascadia Fallen: Water Part 2

Lawyerly Shit: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon. Purchasing through them may earn me a few cents of commission at no extra expense to you. In “Water, Part 1” in early February, we discussed a couple of water related tools mentioned in “Tahoma’s...

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EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE: PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE: PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

PART 3: PPE This is Part 3 in a planned series on earthquake response here in Cascadia. A new installment about every three weeks. This article contains affiliate links to Amazon. Purchasing through them may earn me a few cents of commission at no extra expense to...

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Are YOU Posse Ready?

What’s POSSE?

This article contains no affiliate links. I have a few series running in the weekly blog, now. I thought it might help to explain a couple of things: What the “three pillars” of my blog articles (and sooner-than-you-think YouTube channel) are. And what it means to “Be...

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GEAR OF CASCADIA FALLEN SERIES: Comms, Part 1

GEAR OF CASCADIA FALLEN SERIES: Comms, Part 1

“What on Earth is a Mesh Network?” This article contains affiliate links to Amazon. Purchasing through them may earn me a few cents of commission at no extra expense to you. And remember—you don’t have to buy the item. Just clicking through it and doing your normal...

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EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE: THE HAZARDS

EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE: THE HAZARDS

PART 2: The Hazards to expect in EQ Response This is Part 2 in a planned series on earthquake response here in Cascadia. A new installment will post about every three weeks. This article contains one affiliate link. If you purchase through it, I may receive a small...

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Gear of Cascadia Fallen Series: Water, Part 1

Gear of Cascadia Fallen Series: Water, Part 1

This article contains affiliate links to Amazon. Purchasing through them may earn me a few cents of commission at no extra expense to you. It has dawned on me recently just how many “non-preppers” have become fans of the books. Nothing drives this home like my peers...

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Earthquake Response: The Series

Earthquake Response: The Series

EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE: The Series PART 1: Series Overview In actuality, much of the information in this series translates to being ready to assist for many types of natural disasters. However, I chose to use earthquakes as the medium because not only they more frequent...

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Aint No Cracker Jack Compass

Aint No Cracker Jack Compass

Some law-nerds demand that I tell you I have affiliate links in this article and that if you purchase through them I’ll get a small cut at no extra cost to you. In just a few days, I’ll be refreshing at an entry level map and compass class, a student of a guest...

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CHARACTER PROFILE – “Sticky” Wood

CHARACTER PROFILE – “Sticky” Wood

CHRISTOPHER “STICKY” WOOD, 40, born August 8th JOB: Involuntarily committed “resident” at the McNeil Island Special Commitment Center for high-risk sexual offenders. He used to make cash doing basic under-the-table construction. He was also a full-member of the Risen...

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CHARACTER PROFILE – “Sticky” Wood

CHARACTER PROFILE: Earl Garren

NAME/AGE: Earl Leland Garren, 42, born November 13 JOB: Retired SFC from 75th Ranger regiment, 2nd Battalion (1998-2019); Works at Bass Pro shops and tends to the kids so his wife can work on her career. STORY ARCH: Earl and his family wait for his best buddy and Army...

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CHARACTER PROFILE – “Sticky” Wood

CHARACTER PROFILE – LEGION

NAME/AGE: Campbell “Legion” Wood, 43, born June 17th JOB: State President for the Risen Dead MC. Earns his known income from an auto body and specialty motorcycle customization business. STORY ARCH: Immediately after the disasters strike, Legion enacts a years-long...

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CHARACTER PROFILE – “Sticky” Wood

Cascadia Fallen: Order Divested sneak peak!

First attempt at the back blurb. What do you think? Comment below. Part two of the trilogy picks up right where the exciting conclusion to Tahoma’s Hammer left readers hanging. As new allies begin to move onto the club’s property, Phil must begin the grieving process...

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COMMS PART 1: “Recent HAM Lessons Learned”

COMMS PART 1: “Recent HAM Lessons Learned”

PART OF THE MODERN MINUTEMAN SERIES [This article has links to other blog posts, and affiliate links to Amazon products.] I mentioned in the blog post on The Can that (along with food) I keep a HAM radio and Family Comms Plan in the 50-Cal ammo can in each vehicle, as...

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