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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Florida Governor sells out....

Florida Governor Charlie Crist and other GOP's is now pushing for Obama's stimulus plan. Read story here

I copied the article and sending it along with a tea bag to him in Monday's mail. Keep Prepping!

Mamma Bear

Friday, January 30, 2009

Patriot Meeting

If you live in Bay county I would like to invite you to the next Patriot meeting. The meeting info is posted on the Bay Patriots web site . Here also is a copy.

Feb. 2009 Meeting

Published January 26, 2009

Minute Men & Women,
We have finally secured a location to meet this coming Feb. 3, 2009. It will be at the Shrimp Boat Restaurant’s second floor meeting room. The restaurant is in old St. Andrews.
6-8PM Tuesday.
The room cost us $350. Yikes! Please help us find a less expensive venue if you can. We will “pass the hat” for VOLUNTARY donations to help with the cost. Perhaps your church would allow us to use their fellowship hall?
Why not plan to being a friend? If everyone would bring a friend or two….our numbers would continue to increase. In numbers our voice grows stronger each day. Not standing together has got us in the mess we are in now.
Bob Lanning will give us a short lecture on how we got to the Constitution. Specifically the 150 year period leading up to it. Bring paper and pencil and take notes! We are only as persusavive as our knowledge of history will allow. We will also continue our DVD series on the Constitution.
We look forward to seeing you!

In Liberty,
Derrell Day

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What's in your bag?

72 hour emergency kit, bug out bag or whatever you call it....Do you have one packed and ready?
In December I started working on one for our family, I still do not have it to my liking but I did find out in a small way just how important one is to have.

A few weeks ago we left Florida to meet our daughter in Louisiana to pick up our 3 year old grandson. When we left Florida, the temps were in the 70's , we were dressed accordingly and I failed to check the weather before we left. I just assumed that since we would be traveling southwest that the weather would be much the same. Wrong..... The further west we drove, the colder it got and by the time we got to Baton Rouge it was bitter cold outside, pouring rain with a little ice mixed in. In our bag I had packed a set of sweat suits for the three of us and we were ever so grateful to slip the sweat shirts on over our clothing for warmth. Inside the bag were also snacks of Vienna Sausage, beef jerky and granola bars and small bottled water. We had snacks and drinks to keep our little grandson happy without having to stop and get in and out of the icy rain.

I would not suggest storing your supplies long term in a vehicle. If you have cans with pop lids they can explode in extreme heat, the hard candies and candles can also melt and you know in Florida what temperatures a vehicle can heat up to when the sun is out.

During a hurricane evacuation we have been fortunate not to have ever been caught sitting hours and hours in non moving traffic but there were thousands who were. If they had their 72 hour kits in their vehicle, it made life much easier.

The following is a handout by LDS I found on the web. It is a good guideline to go by and can be adjusted to fit you family needs.

72-hour kits - What is needed?
1 sturdy backpack per person (or rolling suitcase), or some rubber maid bins (preferably with wheels). You pretty much need something that you will be able to grab at a moment's notice and throw into the back of the car
1 change of clothes per person
1 set of scriptures per family
1 flashlight per person
small first aid kit
personal documents (copies of birth certs, ss cards, wills, patriarchal blessings, insurance card copies, etc). It's also good to have copies of these to send to a family member who doesn't live in your same area
2 gallons water per person (this is a MINIMUM. 3 gallons per person is ideal)
$100 cash per family (make sure you have some change and small bills)
ax & shovel (obviously, this will probably not be kept WITH your kit, but have them available)
utility knife
battery powered radio and light
small sewing kit
here is an example of food to store in your kits. Remember to rotate every 6 months!
1 lb dried fruit or trail mix per person
1 pkg soda crackers AND graham crackers per person (there are 4 pkgs per box)
2 liter bottle of orange juice or similar per person
4 granola bars per person
1 can meat per person and 1 can beans per person chicken, tuna, etc and chili, etc.
2 sticks beef jerky per person
1 pkg chewing gum per person
2 packets hot chocolate mix per person
2 instant soup packets per person
1 roll of toilet paper per person
feminine needs
infant needs
1/2 lb dried milk per person
hard candy / lollipops
2 light sticks
hand warmer / canned heat
prepare blankets or sleeping bags to be accessible at a moment's notice
1 small toothbrush per person
toothpaste, soap, and shampoo (travel sizes are great)
silver foil emergency blankets (one per person)
mosquito repellent
small entertainment (crayons, card games, etc) and paper/pencils
camp stove or portable BBQ & fuel
work gloves (2 pair per family)
mess kits or disposable plates/cups/bowls/utensils
pet supplies
candles, holders, matches
aluminum foil
can opener
garbage bags


Monday, January 26, 2009

Pocket Obama

This info was published on a blog this evening. It is the most disturbing thing I have read today and I have read some disturbing things. The following is a review of the book. The last sentence of the review sent chills down my spine. This should make everyone want to speed up getting prepared for some very bad things that is just down the road. I cannot believe the outright worship of this man who has most of the US in a trance.

Product Description
Printed in a size that easily fits into pocket or purse, this book is an anthology of quotations borrowed from Barack Obama's speeches and writings. POCKET OBAMA serves as a reminder of the amazing power of oratory and the remarkable ability of this man to move people with his words. His superb and captivating oratory style has earned comparisons to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and this collection presents words that catapulted his remarkable rise to the American Presidency. Includes themes of democracy, politics, war, terrorism, race, community, jurisprudence, faith, personal responsibility, national identity, and above all, his hoped-for vision of a new America. This book is truly a primer for readers who want to examine the substance of his thought and reflect on the next great chapter in the American story. It is an unofficial requirement for every citizen to own, to read, and to carry this book at all times.

This book just came out the first week in January and is already sold out on amazon.com

who is carrying the Bible and Constitution in her pocket or purse

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Florida Patriots...We're having a Tea Party

On February 1, 2009 mail your tea bags to our Florida Senators:

Martinez, Mel - (R - FL)
(202) 224-3041

Nelson, Bill - (D - FL)
(202) 224-5274

For other states find your State Senator Here

This is a list on how all the senators voted for the Bailout
I think it is funny that the democrat voted No and the republican voted YES in Florida. I am making a copy and highlighting Senator Martinez and Senator Nelson's name and mailing it with my tea bag just to make sure they get the picture that they are being watched.

Tea Party, February 1, 2009

This is a post from American Preppers Network. Lets all do this! If you send a letter with your tea bag I urge you to be respectful and polite as that is what our network is all about.

Email received from Pioneer Living

So long as we have an inauguration drawing this sort of crowd and not a protest about our government blowing $700 billion of our dollars so that The Pigmen of Wall Street can continue to rob our nation blind, then saddle us with the bill when their bets go bad, we will see no solution.
I cannot take credit for the idea floated on some forums, but I do like it.
It is time for We The People to send a strong message to Washington DC - no more. No more loading our children and grandchildren with debt. No more bailing out speculators and bankers who made bets they knew were unsafe at the time. No more bailing out people who came to Congress to demand the removal of leverage limits, got what they asked for, then blew themselves up with the very leverage they demanded to be able to use.
No more.
Therefore, on February 1st, which is more than enough time for Barack Obama to be seated in his chair in the West Wing, I am recommending an act of peaceful, lawful and yet unmistakable protest.
That is, to mail President Obama one teabag. Nothing dangerous, nothing illegal - just one teabag.
Send one to your Congressman and one to each Senator.
Later, when the weather is a bit warmer and fountains are running water (rather than frozen!) this sort of protest can be repeated with LOOSE tea in select cities.
But for now, let's start with the symbolism, to be repeated each and every time our government votes or intends to do something similarly stupid - which I presume will include Obama's "stimulus" package.
If we all mail our teabags on February 1st, it will send a strong message to Washington. Include a copy of Ticker’s related to the many bailouts (pick one!) or write your own letter condemning the fraud and abuse in our banking and financial system - with the teabag being your symbolic refusal to quietly pay for it.
Pass it around the blogs and email lists - its a bag of tea folks, and the obvious parallel to the Boston Tea Party of old should be instantly obvious to everyone who receives it.
The government is merely a servant -- merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.
Mark Twain

Friday, January 23, 2009

Free Stuff

Here is a web site where you can get 100% Real Free Stuff. No Scams. No Spam, updated every 24 hours, these free items will pack easily into your bags. Make sure you click on each spot on their information bar. The Food, Household, Beauty etc. Most of the free stuff will only want your email and snail mail. I use a junk email for this, just in case I get bombarded with newsletters but so far it hasn't been bad. The ones that make it mandatory to list a phone number, I usually bypass unless I really want the sample. Fellows...you will also want the feminine pad items for your ladies and they are just good to have to cover deep wounds until you can get medical attention.

Don't forget to bookmark and check the Free Stuff page every 24 hours for newly added items. In the next day or two I will be posting about preparing our 72 hour Emergency Bag or Bug Out Bag. So all comments are welcome to let others know what you are packing in yours.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Let's talk water.....

Water is the most important item to go into your preps. People can live weeks without food but only a few days without water. It is recommended that 1 gallon per day, per person is stored. That's a lot of water especially if you have a family. Add a gallon or two every time you shop. A gallon of water from a box store like Walmart is still cheaper than a 16 ounce bottle of cola and that cola is not going to save your life. Store your water out of any direct sunlight.

For the budget minded.....Let's get creative about saving water.

  • First of all DO NOT store your drinking water in plastic jugs that previously held a milk product. No matter how much you think you have washed and cleaned the inside, it can still hold bacteria that can make you sick and you do not want to be sick during a crisis.
  • If you buy soda in cans, switch now to the 1 or 2 liter plastic bottles. It's less expensive to buy your soda this way and you will have a free water jug after you have drank your soda. Save your empty plastic juice containers, they make great water containers as well. When the bottles are empty, add some hot tap water put a drop or two or bleach in it (if desired but not necessary at this point), recap it and give it a good shake and pour it out or better yet...water a plant with it. Now fill it with fresh cold water and add your drops of plain Chlorine Bleach. (See How Much Below) , cap it, give it a shake and let it sit for 20 or 30 minutes. Take the cap off and give it a sniff. If you can detect the chlorine, it is ready to be capped, dated and put into your prep area. If you can't detect the chlorine add a few more drops. It is suggested that you keep this water for 6 months and then replenish it. If you can replenish it at that time, go ahead and do so. If you don't want to waste it. Use it for cooking, watering plants, rinsing dishes or whatever creative means you can think of. Just make sure you replenish your bottles and re-date them. If you need the water and it is older than 6 months it should still be good. If you are worried about it just boil it for a few minutes. Bottled water can be made to taste better by pouring it from one glass to another a couple of times. This adds oxygen back into the water.
Chlorine Bleach (use the plain, DO NOT use the scented bleaches)
1 liter- 4 drops
2 liter or 2 quarts -8 drops
1 gallon - 16 drops

The big guy found us some plastic 55 gallon drums that has a triangle with a #2 inside the triangle on the bottom. Anytime you see this symbol , you will know it is food grade plastic. Although these drums have stamped in the top, DO Not Use for Food or Beverage, we know they are safe as the labels had not been removed and they had held DR Pepper! With a quick cleaning of water and bleach we moved them to our front porch which is shaded all the time. We placed them side by side and filled them with fresh clean water and 1-1/2 cups of Chlorine Bleach per barrel. We then placed a 2 x 4 piece of plywood over the top. We have a piece of Hardie backer board and pieces of ceramic tile left over from our kitchen remodeling. When the weather warms up enough I plan on tiling the top. I had two old bar stools in the barn, I cleaned those up and placed them on each side of the barrels so we now have a patio table on the porch that serves a dual purpose. If you are a arts and craft type of person you could even paint these to look like wooden barrels. It's two late now to add a tap so we will keep a clean piece of hose for siphoning or maybe later will purchase a pump that fits these barrels to pump the water out. Check with a farm and garden center, feed store or even some plant nurseries for these barrels. Sometimes we have seen these for sale in the free papers you can pick up outside of some businesses. Most people will purchase these and cut in half for watering and feeding livestock or for large planters.

Please leave your comments on your creative ways you are storing water so we all may learn some new tips! We will discuss water filters and finding emergency water in another post.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Why do we prepare?

Being a resident of Florida for almost all of my life, our family has always been preppers of some sort but mostly during the months of June through November. For all of you Floridians, you know this is hurricane season. For those of you who haven’t read our other blog Challenged Survival, we are caretakers of our son who was injured while on active duty in the Marine Corps almost 14 years ago. He requires 24/7 care so we have to be a little more prepared than most. We went through the Y2K scare when we thought all kinds of crazy things may happen and our first thought was to prepare for our son. If we had kept that mentality we would be far ahead of the game now. January 1, 2000 came and went, we relaxed and the world continued to turn and then we had 911. We grew a little afraid of another terrorist attack and tried to get a little more prepared. A few months went by again, we relaxed and continued to be good citizens and listened to our government and tried to believe their promises.

Like many of the sheeple….what a wake- up call we have gotten this past year! Our journey for preparing really began when we were looking for alternative energy to heat our greenhouse. When I would do a search on the internet, I kept coming up with all of these survival blogs talking about prepping and what to do when TSHTF. I started reading and digging. We knew things were getting steadily worse but we didn’t know how badly. We happily watched the Six o’clock news, occasionally CNN and believed what the smiling news faces told us. Could things really be this bad? You better believe it is. When the federal government started pouring money into the private sector (at the tax payers expense) we knew this was the beginning of the end. Talking about feeling helpless….who do you turn to? What can you do? When you have a government that does everything but listen to the people? I read and then I read some more. What it all boils down to is our patriotism, our liberty and how it is being destroyed on a daily basis. Most citizens of the United States don’t know a thing about our Constitution. If you were to ask them what is in the Constitution a few can tell you there is freedom of speech and the right to bear arms…that’s it. People, If you don’t have the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence look it up the on the web, read its words. You will see how we have already lost almost all of our rights. If we as patriots don’t fight for our liberty and get our voice back, who will? Almost the entire world hates the United States. If our government turns on us, WE THE PEOPLE, who will come to our defense? You can get a free pocket size copy of The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution from Heritage Foundation.

I believe we are about to see one of the largest governments in history and that in itself is going to start a civil unrest that you can’t imagine. This president and his new cabinet are going to be dangerous, unsafe and too radically revolutionary for the America I know and love.

This is why our family is preparing. This is why you should be preparing. For all disasters….. be it natural or manmade.


PS...tomorrow we will begin discussing our preparations

Monday, January 19, 2009

Welcome to all Florida Patriots

Thank you Tom for entrusting this site to our family in order to aid our fellow Floridians in preparing for the worst and praying for the best. We know something bad...something evil is coming and we all need to get prepared and organized to ensure our family, friends and neighbors survival. Just this afternoon I was thumbing through a book the big guy (my husband) is reading entitled "The Constitution Hanging by a Thread" by Joseph Stumph. He writes..... Evil knows how to organize, and unless patriots effectively organize soon, evil men are going to control us. So thanks again Tom, for getting this network up and running to bring us all together.

We will be posting on our journey in prepping and becoming self sufficient and welcome all Florida Patriots to join us here on our new site.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Coming Soon....

Brenda from ChallengedSurvival.blogspot.com will be operating Florida Preppers Network. If you would like to be a Team member and contribute, please post a comment

Thank you
Tom Martin
Florida Preppers Network Est. Jan 17, 2009 All contributed articles owned and protected by their respective authors and protected by their copyright. Florida Preppers Network is a trademark protected by American Preppers Network Inc. All rights reserved. No content or articles may be reproduced without explicit written permission.