At What Cost?

Over the years, I’ve heard survival-minded folk talk about SHTF, WROL, and TEOTWAWKI as though they were looking forward to such disasters. They can test out their cool gear, get to their bug out locations, and live out in real life the survival fantasies they’ve only read about in books.

Okay, maybe I’m being a little harsh, but no matter how well prepared any of us think we are, the reality of a SHTF scenario will absolutely be more than we can imagine and there are a multitude of variables that no one can anticipate.

I can’t ignore the ominous tone of headlines across the internet saying a “surprise” nuclear war, a World War 3, is a possibility. Admittedly, with the current leader of North Korea heading up a standing army of 1.1 million strong, with another 8.3 million in reserves, anything is likely.

Oh, yeah. Those pesky “failed” missile tests. No doubt some of them were actual failures, but what if the goal was only to see how far into the atmosphere the missile could reach? Armed with a nuclear warhead, that launched missile may have a chance of creating an electromagnetic pulse near, or over, the American homeland.

Obviously, I’ve been considering this possible scenario for a while and have determined the best course of action for my family and I is to prepare to maintain the best level of normalcy possible.

If my income is interrupted, I can prepare by saving money, paying off debt, learning additional skills that could generate income and teach my kids skills they can use to earn money.

My thought process here is to become as financially independent as possible on my average, middle class earnings. If war does come, I’m not going to count on the mortgage company telling me I can continue living in our house if I can’t make payments. Even if the dollar becomes devalued, I’d rather have $10,000 in savings than nothing at all.

If supply lines cause scarcity, we can prepare by continuing to stock up on food, medicine, and other hard goods, making sure your kids know how to cook from scratch, and keeping track of these measures so there’s no shortage of anything critical.

No one can stock up on multiples of every single item they might ever need, so I’ve been working on covering the basics and covering them very well. Every month we buy a little more food specifically for our food storage pantry. My wife looks for coupons and sales on non-food items, like OTC medications, household cleaners, paper plates, pretty much anything that would come in handy and has a good long shelf life.

It’s all too easy to mock Kim Jong-un — his haircut, portly build, somewhat vacant stare, but as I’ve taught my kids, someone with an IQ of 48 can kill you just as easily as someone with an IQ 3 times that. Kim Jong-un has managed to have his brother assassinated, has brutally cleansed his government of the tiniest sign of dissent, and seems fully in charge of an isolated country of some 25 million citizens.

I’m not going to minimize the impact of a World War 3 on our homeland.

The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth,

Jonathan Chambers

Advice for this weekend’s ShieldWall Network campout.

The Roper Report

Hot Weather Camping

From here.

Hot weather camping is a favorite for many people. One reason it’s their favorite type of camping is they know how to do it. Hot weather camping isn’t something that should be done on the spur of the moment. It takes a lot of planning and preparation. Here are some things that you should know, and things you should do, when camping in hot weather.

  1. Understand that sweating is how your body cools off. If you are in an area that is very humid, your skin may have a tough time cooling down because the moisture doesn’t evaporate easily. To encourage evaporation move around and try to camp in the breeziest areas you can find.
  2. You will need to replace the water you lose through perspiration. Drink enough water to keep your urine light colored or clear. If your urine is dark, your body needs…

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Sleep With One Eye Open

If the world is coming to an end, your number one goal is to survive until the chaos clears. Think long and hard about what you’d do in case a nuclear bomb goes off in your city. Nothing so calamitous will probably happen, but that’s what most people thought before WWII began!

Some of the best advice is; stay on top of your finances. The best way to grow your net worth so you can eventually be free is to track your net worth.

I’ve been using free financial tools and apps to optimize my wealth. There’s no rewind button in life. Therefore, you need to do your best to optimize the wealth you have now.

After making relatively aggressive investments since the end of November 2016, I’m back to prioritizing cash. I’ll still try and invest in various instruments if my income is willing, but every dollar after that will now be hoarded until another panic event happens e.g. Brexit.

Without going full prepper, or revealing all my plans for the zombie apocalypse, it does make sense to be prepared for the worst.

At the very least, hedge your bets and have the basics to survive minor civil unrest- food, water, shelter, weapons, and friends. Some extra cash and some barter goods never hurt either.

From a financial perspective, hyperinflation is indeed the bogeyman. Any cash flow producing asset is good, could be as big as a house or as small as a still. You just need to preserve the value of your cash and convert it to an asset as quickly as possible.

Germany. Brazil. Zimbabwe. Now Venezuela. It is the inevitable end of any fiat currency, on a long enough timeline.

The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth,

Jonathan Chambers

Rock You Like A Hurricane

There are many myths and misconceptions about survival in an urban environment following a natural or man-made disaster. Images of fierce mobs, sneaky looters, and violent conflicts in the streets between neighborhoods or groups spring to mind.

While those things can happen in such a situation, these media images often make us forget about the forgotten realities of urban survival which we have seen from tragic events such as Hurricane Katrina.

Here, we’ll go over a few forgotten realities of urban survival from Katrina and other urban disasters that go beyond what we can visualize from the media.

In a major disaster, exit routes will be closed. If you think you can just load up your SUV and hightail it out of there to a rendezvous point, think again.

First, “bugging out” out is the riskier option in some situations compared to “bugging in.” Secondly, thousands if not millions of people in your area will be trying to evacuate as well. This means traffic will move very slowly, the roads will be clogged, you’ll be exposed out in the open, and you’ll be practically stuck for hours if not days. Bridges, tunnels, highways — everything could be closed off by law enforcement and military personnel.

If we learned anything from Katrina, it’s that there could be martial law. During Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans went under martial law as 80 percent of the city became flooded. Yes, there will be mobs and looters, but on top of the roads being closed off, you’ll have law enforcement and military personnel on standby under orders either from the governor of the state or the mayor of the city.

Don’t be surprised if mass civilian disarmament starts to take place; the same thing happened to the citizens of New Orleans, leaving them defenseless against looters. The law won’t entirely go out the window, either; if you must use deadly force in self-defense, you’ll still have to answer to military police.

There are bound to be environmental hazards. Compared to a rural environment, there will be significantly more environmental hazards in an urban doomsday environment.

There will be things such as burning debris, toxic smoke and leaked chemicals that could all pose dangers to your safety. Consider investing in sturdy shoes, long-sleeve shirts and jackets, eye protection, hearing protection, heavy duty gloves, and respiratory protection.

Food will be more limited. Forget about hunting for your own food if you’re in the city when the grid goes down. For survival, there are three primary ways to gain food: 1. Food that you store, 2. Food that you grow and cultivate, or 3. Food that you can find from foraging. In urban survival, most of the food that you’ll eat will be from the first option. Stores will be stripped clean of materials within the first few hours of a disaster, and people’s homes won’t go down without a fight if they’re not abandoned. Hence, the primary way you can get food in urban environments is what you have stored and preserved, so stock up.

The more tactical you look, the more of a target you’ll be. If mass disarmament starts to take place, guess whose doorstep the authorities will be visiting first? If your preparations stand out, it’s you. To protect yourself, take the following procedures: conceal all weapons and survival gear on you, remove all military logos to your clothing, gear and vehicles, keep your bug-out bag out of public view, avoid eye contact with other individuals, and wear normal looking clothes.

Always Safe, Always Prepared

Frank Mitchell

Designed to Fail

America is a divided nation and supports two distinct narratives – the narrative of survivors and the narrative of victims.

The survivor mentality created America and is defined by its core values of independence, equality, and freedom. It is supported by institutions promoting growth, independence, sovereignty, and the common denominator of American nationalism. The survivor narrative is the narrative of President Donald Trump.

The victim mentality was created to deconstruct America and is defined by its core values of dependence, inequality, and escape from freedom. It is supported by institutions promoting regression, dependence, internationalism, and the common denominator of globalism. The victim mentality is the narrative of the Left and Liberalism – America’s newest religion.

Nationalists and Globalists have irreconcilable differences because their fundamental premises are diametrically opposed to one another. Americans must choose between them.

Together We Are Strong,

Robert Taylor

Vintage Survival Kit

It’s amazing how old survival skills get passed down from one generation to another. When we’ll have no running water, no hyperactive emergency services, no electricity… we are going to turn back to what people did 100 years ago. Here you’ll find some “little” survival tricks popular in the early 1900’s and (some of them) useful even today. This is the third installment of our forgotten skills sequence.

Light a fire without wood; You want to light a coal fire but there’s no wood available? No worries! You can simply use twisted pieces of paper. A newspaper would be a good choice. Take about two or three sheets and start lighting your coal fire.

Removing long nails; Pulling out long nails with just a pair of pliers can be tough, but there’s an old trick for doing this successfully. Place a small piece of wood just under your pincers. Start pulling the long nail and you’ll be surprised how easy it is!

Curing your chilblains; Suffering from chilblains (those small, itchy swellings on the skin that occur as a reaction to cold temperatures) due to extreme cold? Just get a slice of apple and salt and your problem will be solved! Dip a slice of apple in common salt then rub it gently on the affected parts. It would be best to use a juicy apple.

How to light a match in the wind; So, you’re out for camping and ready to start a bonfire. But, the winds are just too strong for you to light a single match. To successfully light a match in the wind, simply cut thin shavings on the match towards its striking end. In this way, the shavings will catch the fire and will make the flame stronger.

Where’s the most unexpected place you’ve come across great survival skills information?

Always Safe, Always Prepared

Frank Mitchell

ShieldWall Network Summer Campout Itinerary

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ShieldWall Network and Shield Maidens Summer Family Campout

Northern Arkansas Ozarks

e-mail roper_billy@yahoo.com for details

July 21st-23rd

Friday, July 21st, 2017:

Noon: camp site registration and occupation.

2:00 PM: Nature Hike

3:00 PM: Woodland Safety

3:30 PM: Wildlife and Plant Identification

4:00 PM: Orienteering

5:00 PM: Campfire Building

5:30 PM: Outdoor Cooking

6:00 PM: Fossil Discovery

6:30 PM: Water Safety

7:00 PM: First Aid

7:30 PM: Archery

Dark: Astronomy

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017:

7:00 AM: Potable Water Procuring

7:30 AM: Campfire building and Outdoor Cooking

8:00 AM: Fishing and Archery

10:00 AM: Firearm Safety and Marksmanship

Noon: Rafting and Canoeing

6:00 PM: Campfire building and Outdoor Cooking

7:00 PM: ShieldWall Network Meeting

Sunday, July 23d, 2017:

8:00 AM: Skills Review

9:00 AM: Site Cleanup

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Sacramento Spartan Legal Fee Fundraiser

The Roper Report

A little over a year ago, White patriots in California were attacked by mobs of armed Communists at the state capitol in California during their peaceful assembly there. Some of those men who successfully defended themselves against the attack are now being charged with crimes, for not laying down and dying without a fight.

Because they didn’t run half a block away to fix their hair as their initial reaction to being attacked, a legal defense fund is now necessary to help them out. These men, many of whom are associated GSS, are allies of The ShieldWall Network through the Blood and Honour American Division. That’s all our supporters need to know about the case, at this time.

In order to help, “Warrior’s Pride” has stepped forward, once again.

From the website:

“100% of proceeds is donated. More items may be added, but for now we brought Warriors Pride back…

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What can I do?

If you feel you need to “wait for instructions,” or otherwise depend on others — especially those in positions of leadership — to guide and assist you, our country will not survive these perilous times. You must act as though the future of our country depends on you alone, for in a very real sense it does. It depends on the creative, responsible, exemplary initiative of yourself and those you inspire to similar patriotism.

If — in a very real sense — our nation’s future depends on you alone (and on similar patriots you inspire), don’t simply be a spectator who watches others do courageous, remarkable things. Do them yourself! Lead out!

Just as our Founders — or other great figures in history — suffered considerable adversity and personal hardship for their principled allegiance to the will of God, you too can expect adversity as you stand forth in the cause of reclaiming America. “No good deed ever goes unpunished,” as the saying goes.

This will likely prove true the more you become a significant player in our country’s future, as the Adversary will predictably seek to destroy your efforts — and as God Himself may undertake to try you, to test the depth of your commitment to His will.

Of course, not all adversity comes from outside sources — since we often bring it upon ourselves by our imperfect nature. But it helps to bear in mind that, no matter the source of our difficulties and challenges, a wise Father can help us deal successfully and productively with all our struggles, provided we rely on Him, and not upon our own wisdom or strength.

Don’t give up. If you persist in well-doing, relying on God to bless and sustain you against all odds and the hardships you can expect to encounter, you will emerge victorious over the forces of evil that confront our country, and you will be a beacon of reason and righteousness, and thus a tangible inspiration, to those around you.

That’s all anyone can expect of another in the cause of reclaiming our republic. If enough of us catch the vision of such selfless grassroots activism, and spread it infectiously to others, we will succeed in preserving the “blessings of liberty [not only] to ourselves [but to] our posterity.”

Together We Are Strong,

Robert Taylor

ShieldWall Network Community Service

The Roper Report

Recently, one of the pro-White billboards near the eastern city limits of Harrison, Arkansas, was vandalized.

The bold yellow and black highway-side sign, which states that “Diversity is a code word for #WHITEGENOCIDE” had Black Lives Matter and other anti-White gang graffiti scrawled on the supporting posts of the billboard by some passing vandal with a spray-can of paint.

In response, two local Harrison affiliates of The ShieldWall Network voluntarily stepped forward and, on their own time and at their own expense, painted over the offensive graffiti once the grass had been cut around the posts of the billboard.

This is yet another community service project brought to you by The ShieldWall Network.

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