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Product Review –

Alright, so here’s my first product review…

Let me start by giving you a bit of an explanation on why this. I believe that as a “Prepper” our number one tool is Information. Now there is a TON of info out there, but finding quality info is not always easy to do. Beyond that we need to commit to not leaving that info out in the world floating around waiting to be used. It’s absolutely pointless, unless you take it and make it a part of your life.

So, I try to add something new to my informational arsenal every day. My first choice is a website called . Jack Spirko does a great job 5 days a week producing a podcast that that covers topics that are relevant to the survival / prepper community at large, as well as put a spin on it that directly reflects his site’s tag line “Helping You Live the Life You Want, If Times Get Tough, Or Even If They Don’t”.

A few of the things I appreciate about Jack are the fact that he is not afraid to call a spade a spade, he is honest and is willing to share his opinion, along with the facts on whatever topic he covers that day. He has a vast array of topics, and he is willing to go back and rehash a topic from time to time. He will admit when he is wrong, to the world at large, and he will do his best to set things straight as quickly as possible.

Jacks philosophy is very much along the lines of mine and prepper community that I am associated with. I find this very cool since we seem to have arrived at the same conclusion, but have taken very different paths.

Jack also offers “The Member Support Brigade” as a means to finance his venture. I must admit that I am not a member of the brigade yet, but understand what he is doing. He has done a great job at making the Member Support Brigade a profitable investment for all who join, by joining forces with multiple vendors who are willing to offer a discount to the his customers. Mr. Spirko has set a goal to add multiple new vendors to the list this year and is continually giving updates on the status of this project and he always has forward momentum.

There have been a few things with Jack that have made me a bit stand-offish when considering suggesting the website to some friends. Primarily the user of foul language, but I will admit Jack has done a great job of cleaning that up in the last few months, weather it was an intentional effort or not. As of today, I would not hesitate to suggest the podcast to even my most ridged friends, as I believe the content is far more valuable than any negatives one may find. I don’t wish to end on this one sour note so lest continue on.

Jack is always willing to share personal moments on the air, and we can hear him get choked up from time to time when sharing, which adds a depth to the content far beyond the presentation of simple facts and opinions.

So, what has “the podcast”, as it’s known in my house, done for me? Well, I was reflecting on this just the other day as a result of ”Episode-400- Why I Do The Survival Podcast” from 3/17/10. In the last 6 to 12 months I have drastically changed my life style with things ranging from returning to school at the age of 39, returning to a fitness routine that has been absent from my file for 20 years, in addition to numerous steps to improve the life of my family such as gardening, food storage, canning, etc. I credit this, in part to Jack and the podcast.

So today, I would like to say thank you sir for you efforts. The do make a difference.

AKA CompleteFaith


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We the people; how shall we survive the coming night?

I submit for all my fellow citizens the recent email I sent to one of our Senators. It is not much for eloquence or the stirring of men’s souls; but it is mine and it’s still my God given right to declare. I love my community and my nation to much to sit quietly by while the futures of my Children and their posterity are ravaged.

Sen. Klobuchar,

I am writing to voice my strong opposition to the health care reform currently before congress. I know already your response yet I must give my humble word in this free speech society, it is my civic right and duty. I believe this legislation will be the end of us all. I say that in a purely fiscal manner. Yet when we end fiscally where will that leave the rest of it for us? We already have shortcomings in our Medicare/Medicaid budgets that are, to say the least, astronomical. How can any of us claim that this will be budget neutral? Medicare is worse than broke; the same is to be said for Medicaid and Social security, so how, I ask you again, will we pay for this??? I know the patent answer which shall greet me in your reply, should I receive any, but I must again voice my strong opposition to this legislation.
As a supplement to my protest of your support for this grave and perilous cause I submit, in contention to your written stance on embryonic stem cell research alone that, to this date this is how the tally stakes up against it:

Adult Stem Cells
Brain Cancer, Retinoblastoma, Ovarian Cancer, Skin Cancer: Merkel Cell Carcinoma,
Testicular Cancer, Tumors abdominal organs Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia,
Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia, Cancer of the lymph nodes: Angioimmunoblastic Lymphadenopathy, Multiple Myeloma, Myelodysplasia,
Breast Cancer, Neuroblastoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Various Solid Tumors,
Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Ewing’s Sarcoma, Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia,
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, POEMS syndrome, Myelofibrosis,
Auto-Immune Diseases
Diabetes Type I (Juvenile), Systemic Lupus, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Myasthenia,
Autoimmune Cytopenia, Scleromyxedema, Scleroderma, Crohn’s Disease,
Behcet’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Juvenile Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis,
Polychondritis, Systemic Vasculitis, Alopecia Universalis, Buerger’s Disease,
Acute Heart Damage, Chronic Coronary Artery Disease
Corneal regeneration
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome, X-linked Lymphoproliferative Syndrome, X-linked Hyper immunoglobulin M Syndrome
Neural Degenerative Diseases and Injuries
Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke Damage
Anemias and Other Blood Conditions
Sickle Cell Anemia, Sideroblastic Anemia, Aplastic Anemia, Red Cell Aplasia,
Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia, Thalassemia, Primary Amyloidosis
Diamond Blackfan Anemia, Fanconi’s Anemia, Chronic Epstein-Barr Infection
Wounds and Injuries
Limb Gangrene, Surface Wound Healing, Jawbone Replacement, Skull Bone Repair
Other Metabolic Disorders
Hurler’s Syndrome, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Krabbe Leukodystrophy, Osteopetrosis,
Cerebral X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy
Liver Disease
Chronic Liver Failure, Liver Cirrhosis
Bladder Disease
End-Stage Bladder Disease

Embryonic stem cell research:

Now, I am not being paid by anyone, I am simply a Minnesotan voicing my disagreement with this policy. I care for these people, my neighbors and loved ones, dearly; yet I must ask, when did it become the Federal governments job to get their hands into everything? And dare I say it{ I am bound for the “fishy” list for sure} where is it CONSTITUTIONALLY required of it to do so? We the people are guaranteed to certain unalienable rights, no where among these is found the right to health insurance. We have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not the guarantee of said happiness only the pursuit. I do not mean that in any way to be a cold and calculated statement; only fact. We can say what we will, I know I will not dissuade you from your stance, nor will you dissuade me from mine but please remember not to tread on me!


Who’s ready for Saturday?

The Survival Club will be having a ‘Field Trip’ on 2-13-10 at the Ramkota in SF. Meet at the Ramkota Convention Center at 12:30 p.m. We will be viewing survival supplies.

Here is some good info on getting out of Zip Tie restraints…

I watched these videos and they seem like some pretty good info. Maybe a sub-topic for an upcoming meeting?

Your Choice

Hey Everyone, CompleteFaith here. Some of you may know me a little better as Jeremy in real life.

I wanted to start off my first post here with one of the unanserable question, when it comes to survival.

You have a choice of one firearm, any thing you want… Which one do you pick, and why?

Please use the comments section below to add your opinion.

Next Meeting

We’ll be meeting at Coffea in SF on Friday, Jan. 29th at 5:30 p.m.  Hope to see you there!