Saturday, May 07, 2022

"Kids Today!!"


I'm an old guy. I lived when we had the best bands, the best music, the most admirable heros, the most freedom and the most opportunity. As I come to the end of my days, I think, more and more, that these are also the last really good days of our country and our world. Ok. I swore I'd never sound like my mother; But...Today's generation is a complete disaster. "Kids today!"


How did we lose our national masculinity? How did we lose so many of our youth to the God of Big Government? They all seem to WANT to be told what to do and to be taken care of "from womb to tomb" by others. It seems as if todays' youth are more likely to ask for handouts and freebies than for a job. And the ones with whom I've worked on jobs have abysmal work ethics.

There are lots of political and societal issues about which I disagree with most of our younger people but those aren't my real point here. For one thing, most of the younger people with whom I'm acquainted have little to no interest in politics or substantive issues. The activities of their sports/Movie/Music stars seem to be their primary focus. Most of the time, any comment they make about todays' issues are just parroting the more popular Main Stream Media and whatever they may have seen on Facebook or Twitter. Engaging in critical thinking of their own is almost unheard of. They "Go along to get along" on almost any subject.

Why? I (as usual) have a theory.

So, everyone who knows me at all knows that I reserve my top respect for those with a DD214.

Don't know what that is? Thank you for supporting my position. Anyway, I then tend to look at what a person has done, what lifes experience they might have and especially, what kind of public service have they performed. Peace Corps, Boy Scouts, Big Brother/Big Sister, volunteer fire or EMS...anything where they have given of themselves and their time to help others. Have they seen some hard times? Worked for a living? Provided for others? Even those who have always "had it all" can have a positive influence, just by making those payrolls and supporting employees. So.


Also, people of my generation experienced a World War and the Great Depression or were raised by families who did.  Our celebrities had that DD214 I talk about.  Many of those celebrities added decorations to that.  The Social Programs that were enacted back in those days, that today's liberals point to with pride, were based on the experiences gained from national and world events that would cause todays' youth to cower in their Safe Zone!  Here's the kind of thing I mean: https://www.menshealth.com/trending-news/g19546612/15-famous-people-didnt-know-were-in-military/


So, I went to my handy, dandy internet and looked up the top media influencers of the day. I used https://today.yougov.com/ratings/entertainment/fame/people/all, listing what they consider the twenty most famous people and https://www.visualcapitalist.com/worlds-top-50-influencers-across-social-media-platforms/, showing who they think are the most influential. I took the time to look up the bios of several of them and they all seemed about the same. Some college but mostly just living off of others while they developed their "craft" as actors/actresses or musicians. Even the politicians spent their youth working on being a politician, going to the "right" schools and supporting the best causes.

Of the twenty most famous, I saw three that I know have that DD214 thing. A couple approach the "giving of self" standard. Most...Nooottt so much. The majority of those people who garner the respect of our youth are do-nothing, done nothing celebrities. Even the parts the actors played could have been filled by other actors. Go back in time and remove that top 50 list and come back to a world little changed by their absence.

These are the people our youth look up to. These are the ones who influence the next generation of leaders. No wonder it seems as if our country and even our world is slowly circling the drain for one last time.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

The Only Good News...God WILL prevail.

Let's see if I've got this right.

Men and women pretending to be women and men and THEN encouraging their Children to do the same! We murder babies in the name of "Freedom" but actually for the purpose of birth control. Government has made massive gains in controlling the worldwide population, dictating when or if we can gather in groups, whether we let Them "inoculate" us with unknown drugs and how, when, where and IF we travel. In many areas, even here in the United States, we can only attend functions, eat in restaurants, use public transportation and even enter publicly owned land and buildings if we present the proper "papers".

Our leaders and heroes, whether in Government, entertainment or sports, are suspected of being sexual predators with no boundaries, even to torturing, confining and brutalizing younger, even child, victims. The truth, for or against these allegations, is concealed from us but what is telling is that We Believe it COULD be happening! That kind of corruption is just accepted!

Disney company PUSHING gay/transgender lifestyles. For most of my life, we've relied on Disney to help provide us some wholesome and "safe" entertainment for our families. Now, they're ANTI-family.

How did the murder of unborn babies, as birth control, become a Political issue? Democrats used to be the party of the little guy. Unions, work regulations, healthcare. Debatable, certainly, but also well intentioned and much of what the Democrats managed to enact over the past 100 years has actually been good. Labor regulations, healthcare availability and so on. Now, Democrats are the party of masks, social distancing, abortion, sexual deviancy..."If it feels good, do it", while clandestinely lining Their pockets with our hard earned money that They can spend on trips to offshore sex slave islands. While Republicans are busy blatantly lining Their pockets with our cash so They can go to the same island, for the same purpose, but claim it's all about smaller government.

Government at all levels lying, cheating, stealing and covering up. Neither major political party has ANY honor or decency. An entire Presidential election stolen and the big loser installed in the White House as if he were a toilet, while the opposing party sits on it's hands and accepts and even condones the farce.

And the "Leader of the Free World" is such a doddering old fool that he obviously is in the complete control of "Handlers" and the most we do about it is laugh at Demented Old Joe. Then we blame that poor hapless idiot for all that is failing around us, even though he really has no idea what is going on. Just as They designed. Those who are really guiding the country down into the sewer face NO accountability. They just blame it on Poor Old Biden and we go along, happily drinking the poisoned Kool Aide.

A dangerous and highly contagious virus "appears" in the world. The likelyhood is that it was artificially enhanced, in labs Funded by Our Country, to be MORE deadly and contagious. Again, the truth of all this is concealed from all but we have no problem believing it to be true. We are so inured to corruption in our Government and other leadership that such a thing is just another "oh well" to be ignored while we smoke our blunt, drink our beer and watch more sports and Woke TV shows in our drugged out haze.

This partly artificial virus is used in multiple ways. First, it helps with the election theft. But it also gives our Government, at all levels, an opportunity to take as full and complete control as it can, showing Them and us that, if They want, They can make us do any damned thing they want. The majority of our world citizenship are simply puppets to be controlled. "It's for your safety".

Economies are deliberately ground down, using Their new virus toy, making the only truly free nation in the world even more weak and corrupted. The U.S. economy becomes more and more dependent on China and Russia, both outspoken enemies of everything we believe.

Our environment is under stealth assault. Under the guise of Protecting the environment, industries which cause even more damage are encouraged while the one known energy source is made to look bad.

Where's the bright side here? What solutions or encouragement do I provide?

Well, if you are Christian, you know that, although Satan is currently nearing complete control over this world, it all ends well. God will triumph and those of us who are suffering now will eventually see true Justice.

I'm sorry, though, for those of you who do not subscribe to the Biblical prophesies. I believe we are beyond the hope of rescue from common men. I think the world has tipped too far over into evil corruption for there to be any mortal relief. We now are almost totally in the hands of Satan and only God can bring it around.

I've touched on this in previous Blog posts and a couple of those merit repetition here.

https://cowboyentertainer.blogspot.com/2021/12/for-many-years-now-i-have-been.html

http://cowboyentertainer.blogspot.com/2021/02/were-in-real-trouble-and-youd-better.html

http://cowboyentertainer.blogspot.com/2021/04/i-awoke-this-easter-morning-once-again.html

http://cowboyentertainer.blogspot.com/2020/11/we-have-been-warned.html


Saturday, February 19, 2022

The Peoples Convoy Is Set To Start!!

I've been writing on Facebook about the Canadian Freedom Convoy since it began and I've been pessimistic about the U.S. being able to do the same.

The U.S. IS about to stand up with Canada. During a week where the police are arresting peaceful protesters in Ottawa, using tear gas, pepper spray and riot gear, we are putting together our own convoy.

Here's the current information on the Peoples Convoy, set to begin in Adelanto, California and travel to Washington D.C.

I wish I could go.  My family has medical issues and I just can't drive away any more.  If I could, I'd hook up that RV, load up my cooking equipment and head down the road!

Anybody, trucker or not, can join this event and I highly recommend so doing!
Climb in your pickup, your Chartreuse Micro-Bus, your Chevy Volt or whatever you have and join in!

I'm sorry I can't practice what I preach this time but I'll be watching every step.
Go AMERICA! Go Truckers! Let's Go Brandon!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2711696262309046



These Convoys aren't about vaccines. Most of the participants ARE vaccinated. It's about Mandates. It's about lockdowns and masking restrictions and restrictions on businesses and people interacting. It's about Government agents coming to churches to order them to close because there were too many people meeting there. It's about Australia's Quarantine camps.

It's about OUR FREEDOMS! Yours and mine, United States, Canada and all other countries in the world.

Canada is leading the way and other countries are following. So are we, finally. 

When I look at the videos of thousands of people lining the Canadian highways, cheering the convoy; thousands gathering right now in Ottawa and that 50K long (and more) line of trucks and cars headed east, over 6 million $ donated by regular citizens; I ask myself: How can the Canadian Government ignore this? How can they even debate it? This should make drastic changes, when they see that many citizens standing in solidarity.

We'd better do the same. Those Concentration Camps don't necessarily have to be only in Australia.
http://cowboyentertainer.blogspot.com/2021/12/quarantined-in-australia-howard-springs.html

Those could be coming to us, if The Powers That Be had Their way.

CAN the United States do, today, what Canada has been doing for a month? I wonder and it will be interesting to see. I doubt we can get enough people to form a consensus.

Once we were the beacon of Freedom, always there to stand up for what is right. Now? Not so much.

A large portion of our population can't get out of Mommy's basement except to go to their local "dispensary" for the ingredients of another blunt or to the liquor store for another bottle. They don't look up from their phones to see what's going on around them and so they only know what the media and social media on their phones tell them. Everything revolves around "feel good" and "comfortable".

The truth makes them uncomfortable so it is ignored by most, ridiculed by some but nowhere actually acknowledged. Their "truth" is whatever makes them feel good.

And so many of them have no real appreciation for what true Freedom really is. Freedom is scary. It requires personal responsibility and effort while today's "leadership" is offering no responsibility, for your actions OR your existence. Just go along. No conflict, no tension, nothing uncomfortable.

Their phone tells them that Biden won the election fair and square. The idea that the election was brazenly stolen makes them uncomfortable and their phones and internet tell them it's all a big lie so, relax, take a hit, have a drink and laugh at the Conspiracy nuts.

Their phones tell them there is a deadly virus that can be eradicated by masks and experimental drugs. Ok. Those nutcase alarmists who see danger signs make them uncomfortable. Our Government and the Governments of the world wouldn't deliberately cause unnecessary death, nor do They ask us to do anything not in our best interests. Just Trust Them. "Pay NO attention to those nuts over there. Your phone and Social Media tell you everything you need to know". Besides, we all know by now that drugs of one kind or another are the quick fix for EVERYthing.

The bottom line is that, even if a glimmer of what is happening gets past the recreational drug haze, they are not alarmed because they have internet, a phone and dope along with the Government financed free time to indulge in the three. Everything is FINE! No worries!

Over 250 years ago, a few people, yearning for real freedom, began defying the most powerful country in the world. Those men who founded the United States of America risked everything in order to design a truly free country and a Government by the people and for the people. They led the way and became the "Shining City On the Hill".

For 250 years, the United States has been the true beacon of Freedom in the world and the true leader of all free people.

We have fallen down on that job over the last few years.

But, take heart. Another group of people, another Free country has picked up the Title of Liberty. As we sit here today, the flag at the head of the continuing fight for freedom is no longer the Stars and Stripes. It's the Red Maple Leaf.

What started out as a few pissed off Truck Drivers has turned into a massive movement, involving everyone in Canada. When you watch videos of the convoy, the number of trucks and cars going down the road is impressive. But, more impressive is the THOUSANDS of Canadians standing by the roadside, waving flags and cheering; sitting in their cars and honking back at the Truckers. You can't look at those videos and think that many Canadian citizens have any love for the oppression we all are feeling today.

We'd ALL better join in, wherever we are, and begin to take back our countries.

The U.S. with vaccine and mask mandates, runaway illegal immigration and Government over reach in so many ways. We'd better all stand up and put a stop to it.

Australia, with such draconian Covid restrictions and even Covid Concentration camps! You folks had better get control of your government before they totally control you!

Let's use the Canadian example...the New Shining City on the Hill, and get to work!

Saturday, January 22, 2022

What will we miss?



Sitting here this morning, thinking some long thoughts

I've always joked that, genetically, I wasn't going to see 60 but here I am, 61. Outlived most of my Hathaway ancestors, my Dad, my Uncle...It's just a few cousins and myself at this point and I got to thinking about what is important in these last years of my life.

Which also made me realize that we all, right now and from minute one, are enjoying the Last Days of Our Lives! Maybe, the last minutes or seconds. None of us knows. Maybe we will live a long time and then experience our bodies wearing out and slowly fading away...the place I find myself. Or, you might get hit by a stray bullet from down the street right now, while you're reading this!

When I leave this worn out old body and move on, through the veil and into a spirit life, what might I miss the most? My body hasn't been banged up or broken. It's just wearing out and getting tired. Nothing dramatic. Just that I'm smart enough to know that there are only a few years ahead of me, if that. So, can a spirit feel physical things? My understanding is that we cannot. That was one of the main purposes of our life here on Earth; to enjoy the experience of living in a physical body. So, what's important to me physically? How about you? Tell us in the comments what you think.

Hugs. That tingly feeling of having someone you love and who loves you tightly hold you in an embrace. I think your spirits talk during those moments. Such a simple thing but rates right up there at the top of things I'm guessing spirits can't do without bodies. Speaking of hugs; that soft fluffy cat, purring in my arms. Their spirits and mine can talk just as well and I know they do.

Food. Bacon, chocolate, steak, spaghetti, cake and cookies. A good hot cup of coffee in the morning to wash down the pancakes that are covered with my own raspberry jam. As a fat cook, I could go on and on about things I'll miss eating.

A cool breeze softly sweeping over my face, ruffling my hair and then sighing it's way through the pines. Sunshine on my shoulders! That sudden shock of the cold water as I dive into the Madison River! Cold Montana air with the crunch of subzero temperature snow under my feet. Coming from outside in the super cold and into a house that's 70 degrees warmer. The smell of woodsmoke.

I remember jogging for miles. It was a chore then. Something I Had to do to keep in fighting shape. Today, I dream of being able to run across the street or race an elevator upstairs...and WIN! Right! Just being able to get in and out of the car without pain would be a step in the right direction today! Or be able to bend over and pick up a coin without having to think it over and decide if that coin is worth the effort.

Maybe such introspection as I'm "enjoying" this morning can help me be a better person. Have I hugged enough? Have I loved enough? How about Joann, my kids, my Ex-wife(?) family and friends...all the other important people in my life? Have I made it clear how much I love them? So there's no question left when I'm not here to answer? I'm not sure. I hope so.


I can tell you this, with no reservation. There IS a Spirit Existence. I've experienced close contact with the Holy Ghost and, whatever questions and doubts I might have about some aspects of the Gospel, I can tell you, absolutely, that God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost exist. There IS another world ahead of us just as there was a Pre-existence behind. Everything in this world was made in Spirit before it was created here on the Earth and we all will return to that existence. You might not believe such things. You might believe these things with your mind but not know them in your heart. I don't just believe. I know. No matter how unfair and tragic I might think parts of my life have been and no matter how much outright anger I might feel at times about it; I can never deny the Peace, Warmth, Serenity and overall Comfort I enjoyed one time. I remember this when I begin to doubt. I remember what it was like to have The Spirit hold me for a few moments. I don't have the vocabulary to describe it. I doubt that many do.

So. Hug your loved ones. Pet your cat. Play with your dog. Eat that ice cream cone! Have a cookie. Sit in the sun while you read a book and listen to the breeze passing through the trees above. Be nice or even helpful to someone you don't know and might never meet again. Enjoy it now as it could be gone in an instant.

If you think it or you feel it, say it..."I Love You".



Wednesday, January 19, 2022

There ARE Treatments for Covid19!!!


I get so frustrated when someone tells me a story about a friend or family member who has been sick with The Virus. It's been two years now. Treatments ARE out there and thousands of Doctors around the world ARE successfully treating The Virus. It's no secret if you've been paying attention.

Here's just one such source of information, prepared by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. https://aapsonline.org/CovidPatientTreatmentGuide.pdf

You can look at my page at http://cowboyentertainer.blogspot.com/2021/11/covid19-resource-page-especially-for.html for videos and links with more information, all from well credentialed Doctors.


Doctor Peter McCullough

PLEASE!

Maybe this will help someone. Do you know of someone who has tested positive but the Doctors told them they are not sick enough for hospitalization, so "just go home"?

Here. Go read these!

Early treatment is KEY!














Wednesday, December 29, 2021

What this blog was about and what it has become


Browse this blog, including the older pages, especially those from years ago. Look around and, hopefully, you will find entertainment. It wasn't always a Covid page.


I originally set up my blog page to do what most seem to with their blogs.

First, I planned to be a central resource for Western Music and Cowboy Poetry; venues, material, news and so on. Hence, the name of the Blog.

Then, I wanted to chronicle my music and pool tournament travels for my friends and family. It gave me a place to post pictures and information where everyone could see it, if they were interested.

Consequently, the early blog posts are mostly just that. I had posts about my travels with guitar and pool cue, posts about other performers and some of their material. Even did enough reporting of venues and events that I was invited to do so at the National Cowboy Poetry Festival in Elko, NV. https://cowboyentertainer.blogspot.com/2007/02/some-things-ive-learned-about-elko.html

I would fail to keep it up to date, though, because I just wasn't doing enough in my life to keep making frequent entries. I'd start up again and then let it go stagnant for a while.

I started working on some cooking articles and that seemed interesting for a while.
https://cowboyentertainer.blogspot.com/2017/01/make-it-yourself-cooking-background.html

Interspersed with mostly personal stuff, I would occasionally post something political, mostly during campaign seasons. A personal blog gives me a good platform for more comprehensive and detailed writing on subjects which catch my interest and about which I'm passionate.

Then, things in our country seemed to be taking a turn for the worst. The situation at Bundy Ranch prompted me to do some writing and then Ammon followed that up with the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation and the Oregon State Police murder of Lavoy Finicum. https://cowboyentertainer.blogspot.com/2016/01/fbi-releases-some-video.html

Riots, vandalism and lawlessness in our cities became big news nationally and I posted my own observations and opinions.

Then...Along Came Covid. The Mis-information, censorship and outright lies were and are so obvious to a person with ANY common sense that I just couldn't sit quietly and fume. I HAD to get my frustrations out "on paper". I didn't believe what I was being told by the Mainstream Media, our government and our medical "leadership" so I started spending far too much time on the internet, looking for articles and information about what I was being told.

For the last couple of years, most of my articles focus on the Covid lies and conspiracies. Interspersed, of course, with the stolen election, Epstein Didn't Kill Himself, wokeness and once in a while, even some forays into scriptures and Biblical prophecies.
 Satan Isn't Hiding Anymore

That "cowboyentertainer" name no longer really describes what people will read here but it's too late to change now. I live with it.

I have only a forlorn hope that someone who disagrees with me might somehow change their opinion and come over to "my side" but I DO have hope that someone on the fence might read this stuff and begin to see a glimmer of logic and common sense flickering through.

That was why I decided to put together the resource page for those looking for vaccine and Covid treatment information. You know; the stuff that you aren't supposed to know about! I actually designed it so that I could get some of the condescending Doctors with whom I have contact to read it. In that case, if I were to get one Doctor to say "Hmmmm" and start looking into this stuff themselves, I might actually have saved a life out there.
https://cowboyentertainer.blogspot.com/2021/11/covid19-resource-page-especially-for.html

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Which Road to Travel?


I often wonder "what if?" My dream was to be a Deputy with the Gallatin County, Montana, Sheriff's Office. I always figured I'd get on there and then replace Bob Pearson as the resident in West Yellowstone. The Air Force was my route and it worked very well, other than I first went to Meagher County, Montana and never moved on to Gallatin. Instead, I wound up in Douglas County, Oregon where I was the resident Deputy in a small mountain town. Pretty much the same thing I'd have had with Gallatin and West Yellowstone.

But, I look back now and remember/realize that I had three main roads to take in Law Enforcement. Just stay where I was as Air Force Security Police, move into some Federal L.E. agency such as Border Patrol, U.S. Marshals or some such or take my discharge and go home and get on a local department somewhere. I chose door #3.

Air Force L.E. was no different than most small to medium sized P.D.s and I'd have done my 20+

years doing the same traffic, family disturbances, crimes and investigations with them as anyone does in most Police Departments. With the added "benefit" of often doing more military type training and exercise. It would have been fun with ok pay and great benefits. Advancement and other opportunities would abound. But; I still had my dream of a brown uniform and a star.

Civilian Sheriff's Departments still provided me with the training and experiences I wanted along with plenty of action and excitement and I got to stay in the U.S. and not have to live in some city somewhere. Rural Montana and then Rural Oregon really was where I was happiest, I think.

Surprisingly enough, I didn't know everything at 22 years old! I thought I did, but, oh well. When I was ready to discharge from the Air Force, I knew very little about the U.S. Marshals Service and I think, if I knew what I do now, I might have taken that road instead.

U.S. Marshals

In truth, I was really in L.E. for the adventure and excitement as much as anything else. Back then, I figured 6 of one half dozen of the other for "action". But I later learned that for action and excitement, the Marshals win hands down. Later in life, after I had learned more about them, I applied and was accepted. But by the time the Marshals called me, I had a really good position as a Deputy Sheriff in a beautiful area of Oregon and the Marshals offer included my choice of five cities; Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis or San Diego; probably for the first three to five years before I'd have enough seniority to transfer. Yuch! No. I stayed in Oregon. So I'm one of a very few L.E. veterans who can admit to turning down a job with the U.S. Marshals!

Now, I sit in my rusty old trailer house and as I listen to the Montana winter wind blowing by, I dream of what might have been. The choices I made were right for me at that time. It would be interesting to have a chance to try the different roads but we only get this one shot and it worked out ok overall.








Friday, December 17, 2021

Satan Isn't Hiding Anymore


For many years now, I have been a Conspiracy Theorist Nutcase. I never hoarded gold because I always figured, I can't Eat gold; but I have always kept as much emergency food and other supplies as I could afford. Partly because the Church has advocated such preparedness since the mid 1800's and partly because it just makes good sense.

In the back of my mind has always been the possibility of war here in the U.S. or major disasters. I've always lived in earthquake country and being without power or a way to get to the grocery store is always likely here, especially during our legendary winters.

The couple of times in my adult life when I was out of steady work, we had our food storage to fall back on and things went pretty well.

The fear of being alive during the world's "End Times" might have entered my head a time or two but I've never been so cognizant of those kinds of prophecies as I am today, as we watch the scriptures being played out in front of us on a daily basis.

Think. If you were a simple fisherman in Biblical times and you saw this in a vision...

How would you describe it? How would you explain the warning that accompanied a vision such as this? If you were told of organizations or groups designed to dictate world events? Things such as military intervention in a nation's affairs or censoring and controlling information about life saving medications and medical procedures? How would a simple man in the first century explain what he was told about the events of our day? Hmm? Might his warnings be somewhat hard to understand, since he probably wouldn't really understand all that he'd been told?

Revelations, 13:
"2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations."


So, at the U.N. (exerting power over "all kindreds, and tongues, and nations") we now have this statue, displayed on the Visitor's Plaza outside #UN Headquarters.

How would that same fisherman explain Vaccine Passports? Tattoos or RFID chips?

Revelation 13:16-17:
"16. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."


Matthew; Chapter 24:

Book of Revelation: 


2 Timothy 3:1-7: "But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."

Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

And the American continent, more specifically the United States of America, is a special place. We all know this. Our natural resources, our ability to produce food and energy; these things are unmatched in the rest of the world. But, with great gifts come great responsibility.

The United States of America was Divinely appointed. Our Founding Fathers were choice Spirits who were on the earth, at that time, for the purpose of creating our country.

Ether 2:12: "Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written."


But, who am I, to shout warnings? Just someone with computer and internet expertise, who can read well and comprehend what I've read. But, don't listen to me. Read the scriptures for yourselves and look around you as those scriptures come true. Read and listen to the words of Prophets of God.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints President Ezra Taft Benson
General Conference of The Church
October, 1987


This prophecy was spoken at a Fourth of July celebration in 1854 in the Salt Lake Tabernacle by Brigham Young, who attributes it to Joseph Smith: “Will the Constitution be destroyed? No: it will be held inviolate by this people; and, as Joseph Smith said, ‘The time will come when the destiny of the nation will hang upon a single thread. At that critical juncture, this people will step forth and save it from the threatened destruction.’ It will be so."

Conference Report, Charles W. Nibley, October, 1923:
"Brethren and sisters, let me say in closing that we have it of record, that the prophet Joseph Smith said the time would come when, through secret organizations taking the law into their own hands, not being governed by law or by due process of law, but becoming a law unto themselves, when, by those disintegrating activities, the Constitution of the United States would be so torn and rent asunder, and life and property and peace and security would be held of so little value, that the Constitution would, as it were, hang by a thread."

Conference Report; Ezra Taft Benson, April, 1978:
"Yes, there is a conspiracy of evil. The source of it all is Satan and his hosts. He has a great power over men to “lead them captive at his will, even as many as would not hearken” to the voice of the Lord. (Moses 4:4.) His evil influence may be manifest through governments; through false educational, political, economic, religious, and social philosophies; through secret societies and organizations; and through myriads of other forms. His power and influence are so great that, if possible, he would deceive the very elect. As the second coming of the Lord approaches, Satan’s work will intensify through numerous insidious deceptions."

Conference Report; Ezra Taft Benson, April, 1989:
"Pride results in secret combinations which are built up to get power, gain, and glory of the world (see Helaman 7:5; Ether 8:9, 16, 22-23; Moses 5:31). This fruit of the sin of pride, namely secret combinations, brought down both the Jaredite and the Nephite civilizations and has been and will yet be the cause of the fall of many nations (see Ether 8:18-25)."

As we watch events playing our before us, we should be standing together to protect our country from Satan himself.

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/gs/signs-of-the-times?lang=eng

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Shadow and Ghost: The Orphans


One day in June or July, 2019, Squeak, Moose and Emma were outside playing and we heard a big cat-commotion. When we investigated, we found that Squeak had treed a little black kitten, slightly younger than Moose and Emma. We made Squeak leave it alone and it quickly came down from the tree and ran away.


After that, we saw the little black kitten once in a while and, eventually, a Siamese marked kitten about the same age. Later, we figured out that they were living under the old house, which I use as a shed, on the back of the lot . Two kittens, trying to make it on their own.

Joann was working at the Mint every night and she got in the habit of bringing some food home every night for the orphans. At first, she'd throw it to them and they'd sneak up and grab a piece then run away to eat it, coming back until it was all gone. Joann named the black one Shadow and the Siamese we named Ghost.

When I came home for a few days, I was watching as she got them to come near her and take the food from the dish. They still wouldn't let her get too close and they definitely didn't think much of me!

As time went on, they mellowed a little and she began feeding them on the porch, then putting the dish inside the door of the house. Finally, she had them coming in to eat and even shut them in a time or two without serious damage. Once we had them confined in the house whenever we wanted, we figured we'd catch them and take them to the Humane Society for neutering/spaying. Ghost is male, Shadow is female.

The day of their appointment, we got them into the house. Ghost wasn't too hard to catch and get into the carrier but Shadow...Wow! Joann was in my old fatigue jacket and leather gloves. She and Shadow pretty much tore up my kitchen and Jo was bleeding, even with the gloves on. But, we got Shadow into the carrier and off to Helena I went. The people at the Animal Shelter told me they had a similar rodeo with Shadow when she came out of the carrier but the two got "fixed" and I brought them home.

It wasn't long before they were staying in the house for the night and had kind of moved in. We

were looking to rehome them but they were so attached to each other that we didn't want to separate them and we couldn't find anyone who wanted TWO kittens so; well, we wound up keeping them.


Since Stripe was till alive, we had six cats in the house! This was a lot more than I had planned on but I got pretty attached to all of them. Except, at the time, Shadow. She was much like her name. Visible, maybe, but hard to catch. She didn't come close, lived under my bed most of the time and only came out and was visible at breakfast time and then went outside with the rest. She came in fine but didn't want to be held. Joann could pet her once in a while but I had to catch her in order to hold her and pet her. We figured something bad must have happened to them and more so to Shadow

Ghost was easier to get ahold of and was actually turning into a pretty friendly cat. The two were inseparable. Sleeping together, playing together and basically attached at the hip. They'd have been miserable if we'd given them away separately and I'm glad we chose not to.

Now, they are about the best behaved cats in the herd. Never see them on the counters or the table, they don't make much noise and you don't see them trying to steal or beg food. Ghost can be picked up any time and he'll put up with any amount of attention. Shadow is still a little flighty sometimes but she'll come lay down on my lap and sleep once in a while. She has a purr that you can hear clear across the house.


Shadow and Emma are kind of in competition a lot, especially for my attention. Emma will be under the covers on the bed, purring, and Shadow will deliberately walk on the blanket and thus on Emma. No way she doesn't know Emma's under there! Shadow will come in to the bed at night and beg for attention but she doesn't just lay down. She's constantly moving around so I have to wake up and be attentive!


Ghost and Shadow both treat Joann differently than they treat me. They'll walk at her feet, basically in the way, tails waving and criscrossing in front of her. Ghost especially but Shadow also will get on Joann's lap to rub their heads against her chin and pretty much drive her crazy with "love". They like me ok but they demonstrate a huge attachment to Joann. They obviously know who saved them!

When I talk about our cat herd being Angels, sent here to help us, I know that Ghost and Shadow are here especially for Joann. The Royal Family seems to gravitate towards me but The Orphans are definitely Joann's Angels.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Prepper Radio 3-3-3 Plan and Frequencies

During a disaster situation, whether SHTF, TEOTWAWKI (Look 'em up. you want me to do everything?) or just your run of the mill hurricane, tornado, earthquake or EMP (There's another one! Do some research!) your cell phones will be good cameras, as long as you have a way to charge them. You landline phones, if you still have one, will be out.

How do you keep in contact with your family and/or your local support group? How do you find out what is going on around you or even nation/world wide?

I have a previous post that will help a little as should this one.  Good luck.

As for general Prepping, all the things I wanted to write here and more I found at theprepared.com and share the link with you here.  I suggest that you read this page and follow their advice.  I also suggest that you do these things as quickly as you can afford.  If you haven't started yet, you're running a Long way behind!

Monday, December 06, 2021

"Quarantined in Australia" Howard Springs Centre

I posted some of my "Conspiracy Theories" on this blog several months ago and then reposted just a little over a month ago. http://cowboyentertainer.blogspot.com/2021/02/were-in-real-trouble-and-youd-better.html

I know that many who read my warnings think I'm a nut and that these kinds of things can't happen. Well, cue up Australia for consideration.

I'll bet you thought Australia was a free country, huh? Guess again. Quarantine Camps, Concentration Camps, Internment Camps, Re-Education Camps...whatever you want to call them, if this doesn't scare you then you are an idiot. I can't think of any other way to put it.

International travelers or other people Australia thinks need to "quarantine" because of this Virus Hysteria get to go to a "camp" near Darwin or Alice Springs.


"Quarantine facilities

There are two mandatory supervised quarantine facilities in the Northern Territory;

Centre for National Resilience in Howard Springs, Darwin

Alice Springs Quarantine Facility, Alice Springs

You are required to quarantine at the facility closest to your entry into the Northern Territory unless otherwise directed by the Chief Health Officer or their delegate. Returning Australians on the Commonwealth facilitated flights into the Northern Territory will undertake their quarantine at the Centre for National Resilience."

https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel/quarantine/mandatory-supervised-quarantine

If They can get this done in Australia, then other countries are on the way, including ours.

"Who must go into quarantine

If a public health authority directs you to, you must go into a mandatory 14-day period of quarantine. During this time they will monitor you.

You will need to go into quarantine if you:

have returned home from overseas

have been in primary close contact with someone who has confirmed or probable COVID-19

are entering a state or territory, or an area within a state or territory, that has a required quarantine period."

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others-from-coronavirus-covid-19/quarantine-for-coronavirus-covid-19

What else needs to be said. Right now, In Australia, if you travel there or want to travel from Australian State to another, you must first quarantine for 14 days. Oh and guess who pays for this. You do. $2500 for your two week stay in Australia's vacation resort at Darwin.


"Quarantine fee

The quarantine fee for an individual is $2,500 for the full 14 day period.

A family rate of $5,000 applies for family groups of two or more people in shared accommodation.

People in mandatory supervised quarantine will also be subject to testing before exiting quarantine. If you refuse a test, there will be 10 days added to your quarantine time.

If you are required to undertake an additional 10 days of quarantine, a further fee will be charged of $1,750 for an individual or $3,500 for a family."

https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel/mandatory-supervised-quarantine-for-repatriated-australians

Here are some rules:

"Quarantine facilities need to be a safe environment for all residents and staff. The following are not permitted in either quarantine facility;

Cooking equipment including, microwaves, electric fryers, rice cookers, induction cookers, sandwich presses, toasters, etc.

Alcohol, bags may be checked on arrival.

Toys or recreational items such as swimming pools (plastic or inflatable), scooters, skateboards, bikes, balls and roller blades. These will be stored until your exit.

Visitors.

Care packages, personal goods or meal deliveries"

https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/travel/quarantine/mandatory-supervised-quarantine

In an American prison, inmates have access to a "canteen" where they can buy many personal items, snacks, condiments and other things that are allowed in their cells.

If you are a non-convicted criminal (Suspected Possible Covid Carrier) in Australia, you pay for them to place you in solitary confinement for a minimum of 14 days, during which you get three meals a day, no snacking, no recreation, other than TV and internet (Wanna bet that's censored?) and the only close personal contact you get is when They come by and test you for Covid.

Think you might want to "escape" for a while?  They will Hunt You Down, full Manhunt mode, with roadblocks and Cops, then drag your ass back and you can just start your Quarantine all over again, you Suspected Possible Covid Carrier!

Like long walks or jogging? Tough shit. You are a Suspected Possible Covid Carrier and you don't have any right to that sort of thing.

Oh. No beef or pork in those three meals. So, although you are paying for this luxury vacation,
Dinner at Howard Springs

They tell you what to eat and when. You like bacon? Steak? Too F'n bad you Suspected Possible Covid Carrier you! Eat your tofu and shut up!


How long a step do you think it will be for Them to use camps like these for the unvaccinated? How about for Political Incorrectness? You think that can't happen? Who, a couple of years ago, would have predicted what They are doing now? Well, some of us HAVE predicted it and have been shouting warnings for years.

It's coming to this country, folks. Bet on it. They are already mandating an ineffective and dangerous vaccine in order to prevent you from getting a bad cold. Our courts will only hold Them off for so long. At some point, there will be uniforms at our door, forcing us to do as we are told. Door to door gun confiscation, vaccinations, arrests, interment. How can you doubt that it can happen to us when you take a quick look at Australia today?

This mess will be much worse, long before it gets better.

ABC News

Glenn Beck Facebook video

Sunday, December 05, 2021

The Popular Covid Info doesn't Make Sense


The Governments of the world would have us believe that the vaccines are safe, effective and necessary.  No mention, by officialdom, of the natural immunity enjoyed by the millions of people who have survived Covid.  No credence granted to the adverse reaction reports.  They censor and censure any Doctor who dares to talk about such things.  

I find this censorship and single-mindedness very suspicious.  Why are the major Governments of the world working so hard to stifle debate over this subject?  For every highly credentialed Doctor or Scientist relied on by our Government, I can show you an equally credentialed and prominent doctor or Scientist who is speaking in opposition to the whole thing.  I made a Blog post precisely because of this, making a clearinghouse, if you will, of links, videos and information which opposes the government version of this whole Covid debacle.  

I'm obviously not a medical expert. I'm just an old guy who can read and who has the time and expertise to do a lot of internet research. All things considered, I'd rather be using my internet platforms to brag about my cats. But, as a matter of fact, this whole Covid thing has me confused, conflicted and dismayed. There don't seem to be any real non-debatable facts in this whole mess.

Right from the start. Where did this Virus come from? Bats? Completely created in a lab? Enhanced in a lab? Manmade? Natural? There is valid evidence and credible testimony supporting all sides of just this question.

Are the "official" case numbers correct? Inflated? Under-reported? Again, valid debate can be made each way, just as the same questions are valid for the "official" numbers of deaths from it; or because of it or caused by it or related to it. Accurate? Under-reported? Inflated?

How about the vaccines? Are they effective or not? It's pretty obvious at this point that they don't protect us from getting the virus but do the vaccines help us to not be as sick? Or, are the vaccines incredibly dangerous or even toxic? Are they doing more harm than good? No harm at all? No good at all? These, too, are all debatable questions.

Then the debate about treatments. When you do catch this virus, do you just ride it out until you either get over it or get sick enough to go to the hospital? Hydroxychloroquin? Ivermectin? Monoclonal antibodies?  https://aapsonline.org/CovidPatientTreatmentGuide.pdf

The cold hard numbers indicate that this is a very contagious virus that is very dangerous for a small portion of our country. Mostly older people or people with already existing health conditions. The numbers tell us that most Americans: approximately 95%, will not need to be hospitalized and that about 15% of those infected will have almost no symptoms. Only about 5% will be hospitalized and only .63% of those infected will die as a result of the virus. Those are GREAT odds! But, what if you or a loved one is part of that 5% who winds up in a Hospital? Or, worse, one of the .63% who die? For those in the unlucky number group this is a terrible and deadly virus which is destroying the world!
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/burden.html

It's kind of hard to debate with cold hard numbers when your opposition is debating from personal tragedy. This isn't really an academic exercise. This is real people suffering real pain and loss. Especially when all the numbers are debatable and unclear. What is really going on?

The same can be said of the vaccines. The available statistics show that only .34% of the vaccinated have reported Adverse Reactions. So, the (accepted) cold hard numbers tell us that the vaccines are pretty safe. Very little chance that you will have a reportable reaction and almost no chance, statistically, that you will die. But, once again, what if you or a loved on is a "winner" of this lottery? What if it's your son who drops dead on the football field? What if it's you, lying in a bed with neurological damage that will never go away? Those statistics then mean exactly nothing.
https://vaersanalysis.info/2021/12/03/vaers-summary-for-covid-19-vaccines-through-11-26-2021/

But those vaccine safety numbers are also debatable. Every day there are reports of athletes collapsing on the field, children with Myocarditis, people with uncontrollable seizures...all purportedly as a result of the vaccine.

CDC tells us that the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is unreliable because anyone can make a report and each report must be evaluated and confirmed. True. But the same CDC tells us that VAERS data is habitually under-reported. So, one can assume there are more VAERS-eligible events out there that we just don't know about. 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vaers.html

I formed my opinions about the whole thing based on several criteria. First, the available cold hard numbers. They're a little easier for me to accept since I was one of the 15% with extremely mild symptoms. Then, and probably most influential for me, my own common sense and logic, based on my lifes experience. I find much of what has been and is being done and said VERY suspicious and illogical. There's no point in my again listing all the completely nonsensical things said and done by our "leaders". It's all too obvious 
and if you don't see it, then you are being deliberately ignorant.

My opinions, offered here at no cost and worth every penny. Covid19 is very contagious. If you haven't caught it, you are lucky and you're most likely going to eventually. But it's not nearly as dangerous as They want you to think. Especially if you get early treatment with any or all of the available (mostly censored) protocols. Even untreated, the overwhelming odds are that you will not be very sick. The good news is, once you are over it and have survived, you'll have a natural immunity which is reported to be more effective than the vaccinations.

Again, my opinion. I believe the vaccines are, at best, experimental and the true long term effects are, logically, completely unknown and unknowable. The current indications of very virulent adverse reactions to the vaccines scare me more than the Virus did and now that I know I have natural immunity, getting vaccinated would just be a stupid risk on my part.

If you disagree with me, great. If you think the vaccine is for you, then just bare your arm and take the needle. It's entirely up to you. I strongly recommend that you take the time to examine ALL the information, not just what the Government is spoon-feeding you. Follow and examine the links I have posted at http://cowboyentertainer.blogspot.com/2021/11/covid19-resource-page-especially-for.html. Watch the videos there and the multiple videos available at some of those same links. Read and hear the warnings being shouted by thousands of highly credentialed Doctors around the world.

When you've examined and evaluated all the available information, THEN form your opinion. If it's different than mine, I'm good with that.

I'm still posting stories about my cats, maybe you can find some entertainment value there.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

 

Copied and pasted from the daily email from Jeff Childers at https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/
I recommend going to their website and signing up.  The e-mails are informative and entertaining and the other info and options available there are as well.

"THE CMS MANDATE INJUNCTION

Yesterday, the District Court in Missouri slapped an injunction on Biden’s CMS Mandate, which applies to healthcare workers. While the decision only technically applies in the ten (10) states that are plaintiffs in the case, hospitals in other states should be persuaded by the order, which wrecked the mandate. You’re going to love it.

There are three big themes in the decision. First, the court found that CMS has no authority whatsoever to manufacture such an invasive and draconian requirement without Congress’ explicit permission. The court also found that CMS didn’t follow the rules when it published the new guidance, rejecting CMS’ argument that it just didn’t have time to follow the rules because “emergency.” Finally — and most importantly — the Court found that the evidence shows the CMS Mandate is illogical — “arbitrary and capricious” — for reasons that you be encouraged to hear, and none of which will surprise C&C readers.

The court noted, as I have repeatedly said, CMS has NEVER EVER tried to mandate vaccines before, and the new policy would significantly alter the balance of power between the states and the federal government:

“The regulation at issue alters that balance because it requires vaccination, which CMS has never attempted to do, for millions of individuals who would otherwise be outside the reach of the federal government.”

Continuing the theme, the court noted that if CMS can do this mandate, it can do lots of other things it has never been allowed to do before, things previously always reserved to the states:

“Truly, the impact of this mandate reaches far beyond COVID. CMS seeks to overtake an area of traditional state authority by imposing an unprecedented demand to federally dictate the private medical decisions of millions of Americans. Such action challenges traditional notions of federalism, as discussed above.”

For months, I’ve been trying to cut through all the noise around the antique 1905 Jacobson case, arguing that it really stands for the idea that vaccine mandates are the province of state — not federal — law. That’s what convinced the circuit court in my vaccine mandate case, and this court got it:

“Even if forcing the administration of a specific vaccine into the otherwise unwilling, in an effort to protect the recipients of these programs could be a reasonable explanation to justify the extraordinary action—action that long has been the province of the states, see Jacobson v. Massachusetts (1905) —CMS has not shown that it is reasonable in this instance. Rather, it specifically notes that the vaccines’ effectiveness to prevent disease transmission by those vaccinated is not currently known.”

And — never mind CMS — the court even questioned whether CONGRESS could constitutionally impose a mandate even if it wanted to:

“Whether Congress itself could impose the vaccination requirement is a tough question, one that CMS would force to its crisis. But even if Congress has the power to mandate the vaccine and the authority to delegate such a mandate to CMS—topics on which the Court does not opine today—the lack of congressional intent for this monumental policy decision speaks volumes.”

For the record, I believe the answer to the question of whether Congress could constitutionally order a vaccine mandate is “hell no.”

Turning to the loony lack of logic behind the mandate, the court first noted that CMS admitted it has NO IDEA whether the injections actually work:


“Indeed, CMS states that the effectiveness of the vaccines to prevent disease transmission by those vaccinated is not currently known. CMS also admits that the continued efficacy of the vaccine is uncertain.”

You don’t say. In other words, CMS can’t say whether the vaccines work, or if they DO work, how long it will last. This led the court to draw the obvious conclusion that the CMS Mandate is completely, irreparably irrational:

“The Court cannot, in good faith, allow CMS to enact an unprecedented mandate that lacks a rational connection between the facts found and the choice made.”

Next, the court took apart CMS’s silly arguments that testing and PPE wouldn’t work to keep workers safe, even though hospitals have been doing that since day one, finding that CMS didn’t even CONSIDER testing as an option:

“CMS failed to consider or rejected obvious alternatives to a vaccine mandate without evidence. For example, CMS rejected daily or weekly testing—an option that even OSHA approved in its ETS—without citing any evidence for such a conclusion.”

And the Court noticed that CMS pretends like natural immunity doesn’t exist, or worse, is utterly incoherent about natural immunity:

“As another example, CMS rejected mandate alternatives in those with natural immunity by a previous coronavirus infection … [but] it plainly contradicts itself regarding the value of natural immunity. [CMS admitted that:] ‘about 100,000 a day have recovered from infection . . . These … persons … are no longer sources of future infections.’ Such contradictions are tell-tale signs of unlawful agency actions.”

So CMS denied natural infection worked but also said recovered people are no longer sources of future infections. Both can’t be true. Next, the court observed that since the mandate was too broad because it doesn’t really help younger folks that much and applies to workers who don’t even have contact with patients — it therefore seems like CMS is lying about its real motives:

“The broad scope of healthcare facilities covered by the mandate renders it arbitrary. … CMS acknowledges that the risk of COVID to those in the younger age group is markedly smaller … recognizing that risk of death from infection from an unvaccinated 75-to 84-year-old person is 320 times more likely than the risk for an 18- to 29-years old person … [and] the mandate applies to all facilities’ staff equally, regardless of patient contact. CMS provides no reasoned explanation for this overbroad approach, and it further belies its asserted interest in protecting patients from COVID.

Relying on the Mandate’s massive over-breadth, the court saw right through CMS’ stupid argument that all it wants to do is keep patients safe from Covid. In a footnote, the court explained, “This also belies CMS’s asserted interest in protecting patients from COVID, and instead, shows that the mandate’s overbreadth is to increase the national vaccination rate by any means necessary. “

Finally — and this might be my personal favorite part — the court noticed all the cherry-picking that these government officials have been engaged in:

“CMS looked only at evidence from interested parties in favor of the mandate, while completely ignoring evidence from interested parties in opposition. … [the] record shows CMS was unable to adequately balance these reliance interests because it placed a rock on one side of the scale and a feather on the other.

That’s been what officials have been doing right down the school boards, who cherry-picked local “experts” to tell the board whatever it wanted to hear. Anyway, because of the cherry-picking and the lack of any rational connections, the court concluded that the Mandate was completely irrational and therefore probably illegal:

“Plaintiffs likely can show the CMS mandate is arbitrary and capricious because the evidence does not show a rational connection to support implementing the vaccine mandate, the mandate’s broad scope, the unreasonable rejection of alternatives to vaccination, CMS’s inadequate explanation for its change in course, and its failure to consider or properly weigh reliance interests.”

This final finding is incredibly significant. The court is saying that the Mandate even fails rational basis review. “Rational basis” is the EASIEST standard for the government to meet. But when a law is “arbitrary and capricious,” it is not rational, and therefore fails even that minimal standard. In other words, it’s a dead duck. Quack, quack, aargh…

This finding about the lack of rational basis is a killer, and because it is based on factual findings, it will be extremely difficult for the Administration to overturn it on appeal. The appellate court must defer to the District Court on its factual findings, absent clear error. But the District Court carefully cited the evidence it relied on. And the evidence was almost all from admissions by CMS, and not the evidence provided by the states. Because of that, it will be almost impossible for an appellate court to overturn the District Court’s factual findings based on CMS’s own admissions.

How fast will this holding spreads beyond the original ten states? The rest of the states now have a complete roadmap to defeating the CMS Mandate. I think it will spread quickly. Stay tuned."

Monday, November 15, 2021

Hunting camp, 2017


This is a post I made about four years ago.  I haven't done these hunting camps for a couple of years.  Partly because of the Covid B.S. and partly because I just can't be gone for two weeks, completely out of communication with home, any more.

Anyway, cooking at hunting camps is a lot of fun and pretty good money.  I enjoyed it and I'm thankful for the opportunity.  Kind of another item tossed into my bucket.

So, here is my post from November, 2017.

Two hours and more crammed into the back seat of a 4 door Ford pickup as we slewed into the mountains of central Montana, chains on all four wheels, spinning, sliding and bouncing our way into another hunting camp. 

I’d just enjoyed two weeks in a hunting camp with no road access.  The whole camp had been packed in on horse and mule pack train and we’d only come out a couple of days before, on horseback, because the snow had gotten so deep that hunting was nearly impossible and mostly fruitless, as the animals are smarter than we are and had gone to lower elevations.  Se, we did too.

Now, we were headed into a different camp.  One that we could access with four wheel drive vehicles…kind of.  The outfitter and his crew had already been in and put up the tents and gotten the equipment ready.  Now, as darkness closed in and the cold settled down on us, we were almost there.  “Are we there yet?”  Bounce across one more creek and then there were the tents showing in the headlights.  My cooktent was the biggest and had two wood stoves for heating, a two burner propane stove and a propane oven/stove top for cooking.

No one was waiting for us at the camp so none of the wood stoves were going…no heat yet.  As I walked into the cook tent, a headlamp for my only illumination, I found several boxes, totes and coolers of groceries and utensils stacked around the tent.  Although the propane stoves were hooked up, the propane had to be turned on and I still needed something to cook on them.

In parka, gloves and warm hat, I began rooting through the various containers.  First order of business was to find a coffee pot and some coffee while I dispatched one of the guides to the spring for a couple of buckets of water.  We used just pots of water and coffee; no percolator innards in our pots.  “Cowboy Coffee”.  Once I got some coffee going, my urgency diminished a little but I still needed to
get a dinner going.

 In one of the coolers I found a 3lb and a 5lb chub of hamburger…solidly frozen.  Nothing I could do with that right now.  Hmm, what’s this, down in the bottom?  Ahh, 5 1lb chubs of hamburger.  Solidly frozen but much more useful.  I put my 15” cast iron skillet on the propane burner, skinned the chubs into it and covered them with the lid.  There; those will thaw ok.

Now, one of the boxes has canned goods.  Four big cans of "sloppy joe" sauce.  Another box with breads, including some hamburger buns and a package of frozen corn on the cob in another cooler.  Ok, we’re set.  Within a half hour, I had dinner ready, just about the time the outfitters crew had gotten the lights strung and the generator going so I could turn off my weakening headlamp and finish up by actual electric lights.  Both my wood stoves were going well by this time, too so I could take off my parka and gloves.  Less than an hour from the time we bounced into camp, I had coffee and dinner ready.  The outfitters wife had sent up a big apple pie so we even had dessert.   Life is good!

When I had gone into the first camp, on a two hour horseback/pack train ride and was setting up my personal space in the cook tent, I had realized I had forgotten (I’m used to doing stupid stuff, but THIS was a real winner!) my sleeping bag.  Not like I could just run home and get it!  One of the guides was not coming in that night so I used his bag that first night while the outfitter got on a horse and rode to a place a couple of miles away where his cell phone would work and called for additional items we had all forgotten…including my Sleeping Bag!  Anyway, I had a really good bag; a mummy bag, very lightweight and rated for -30 degrees.  Nice and warm and worked very well.  Not, however, as wonderfully luxurious as the huge -35 sleeping bag I borrowed that first night!  Wow!  What a great bed that one was!  For the two weeks at the Mount Edith camp I slept warm and comfortable in my lightweight backpackers bag with no complaints.  But, when we had that two days between camps, I had gone to Helena and bought one of those great, roomy, soft, comfortable, LUXURIOUS outfitters type sleeping bags.  No, I wouldn’t want to pack it on my own back but in a pickup or even on a pack train I wouldn’t be without it any more.  Best money I ever spent.

Anyway, all that said, I got my space together at the new camp, folding cot assembled, foam pad on it and my new sleeping bag spread out and open, getting warm.  I wasn’t right beside the stove like I had been on Edith but I was close enough.  True comfort.  A canvas tent, a wood burning stove and a sleeping bag on a cot, all twenty miles into the Montana wilderness where I was now going to cook for twelve hunters and guides for a week.

I’ve worked as a cowboy and ridden many a horseback mile but that was a few years and pounds ago.  When I was offered the cooking job for this outfitter my girlfriend laughed and said she wanted to watch me get into the saddle for the ride in.  I had to be babied a little but once I was in the saddle I was ok.

We rode for over two hours, up the south side of Mount Edith, then down past Edith Lake and on to the little basin where the camp was set up.  Here too, my cook tent was the biggest of the four.  I had two wood burning stoves for heat and for keeping things warm as well as a two burner propane stove and that wonderful propane oven/stovetop. 

I set up my bed next to the back wood stove, hung my gear on some nails in the tent frame and was home.

For two weeks, I got up around 0430 and fixed breakfast.  Out first group was seven hunters, four guides and a camp jack (general worker) plus myself.  I had set up a weekly menu to cover from Sunday night to Sunday morning schedule as the hunter groups come in Sunday afternoons and leave Sunday mornings. 

After breakfast I’d do the dishes and clean up my kitchen, put together the lunches for the next day and then would have the rest of the day pretty much to myself.  Hunters and guides all gone, doing their thing, camp jack getting firewood dealt with and taking care of the horses and mules while I read, took a nap or whatever.  I’d usually laze around through the early part of the day and then do some baking.  Cookies for the lunches, cakes and pies for desserts. Cinnamon rolls for breakfast treats, that sort of thing. 

Dinner didn’t have to be on the table until everyone was back and some of the groups were quite a ways away so they wouldn’t get in until way after dark.  I’d usually be ready to put dinner on the table around 8:30, often even later.  What with cleanup and getting things prepared for the morning breakfast, I usually didn’t get to bed until around 11 each night, then up at 0430 again to start it all over. 

At the Edith camp, water was hauled from the creek about 40 yards downhill from the cook tent.  Carrying two 5 gallon buckets of water uphill in the snow showed me that there must not be anything wrong with my old heart!  I’d be seriously sucking wind by the time I got to my tent but I had made it!  I kept a three gallon metal pot full of water on the wood stove all the time so I had hot water for cleanups and so on.  A small coffee pot with plain hot water on that same stove for things like hot chocolate or tea and a big coffee pot always full of hot coffee…always!  

We had a generator and had strung electric lights into all the tents but the generator didn’t like Montana cold so, when I turned it off at night, I’d put it inside the guides tent where it would be warmer and would start easier in the morning.  Usually, though, I had breakfast pretty much done by the time the generator got started.  I cooked a lot of breakfast by the light of a headlamp strapped to my forehead. 

Firewood had to be blocked, split and hauled into tents and wood stoves kept going.  This is, after all, Montana in October and November so it was plenty cold most of the time.  It amazes me that those canvas tents hold the heat as well as they do.  A couple of times, at each camp, the nighttime temps were subzero but we slept nice and warm in our tents. 

I thought the hunters were crazy for getting up at 5 and going out in sub-zero cold to go hunting.  I remember a routine by Ron White about hunting…”It’s real early in the morning, it’s real cold and I don’t want to go!”  That’s me any more.  My Grandfather probably spins in his grave when I say stuff like that! 


We had a shower tent set up.  Go in it and get a fire going in the stove, set the 3 gallon pot of water on the stove, leave and zip the tent fly closed to keep in the heat.  Give it a while to get the tent warm and the water hot.  There was a bucket with a spigot tied to a pulley so you could pull it above your head.  A pallet to stand on and some nails in the tent frame to hang your clothes and towel.  Put hot water in from the pot, add some cold water to your liking, pull the bucket up over your head and take your shower. 

The latrine was a bench with a toilet seat thereon, over a hole and screened by a tent.  Not warm or comfortable; just utilitarian.  My home bathroom habit of a book and plenty of time definitely went out the window here.  Get in, get it over with and get back to my warm tent! 

The first week of November it started snowing one evening and just kept snowing.  By morning we were pushing two feet of new snow and no end in sight with our only way down from the mountain a horseback ride over the top of Edith and back down to beginnings of civilization.  I looked at the outfitter and said: “For two years, I’ve been trying to talk you into hiring me for this and now I’m gonna die up here!”  He just laughed at me and told me he hadn’t lost anybody in 39 years and we’d be fine.  He was right, of course.  As a matter of fact, the horseback ride down to where the pickups could reach us was a beautiful, scenic trip that I wouldn’t have missed. 

A couple of days at home while they got the new camp set up (and I went in and bought my NEW SLEEPING BAG!) and then the trip into the camp near Tenderfoot Creek.  Although we were able to haul our gear in by pickup, I felt this was the more remote camp.  Two hours of 4x4 riding, chained up on all four and still slipping, sliding and bouncing over nearly non-existent roads, as well as the fact that there was NO communication.  At the pack train camp, we were within two miles of cell phone connection.  Even walking that isn’t too far and on horseback, pretty much nothing.  But, in the pickup camp we were two hard 4x4 hours from even the chance of getting phone use. 

My schedule was pretty much the same at either camp.  Cook breakfast, put lunches together and cook dinner. 

Will I do it again?  Absolutely!  As long as they want me as their cook and I can still hang on to a horse I’ll be headed into the Montana mountains every fall.  The job itself is great.  I’m free, even encouraged, to be creative.  I have the time and the solitude for not only the cooking but also for myself.  I’m comfortable with the living conditions and I didn’t miss the modern world much at all.  I am used to talking with Joann every day so I missed that but the outfitter had to ride down several times with game and other issues so we sent notes back and forth. 

If you can afford to use an outfitter for a Montana hunting trip, I can highly recommend it.  They work hard to find game for you and they have someone like me to keep you fed and comfortable.  

Come on up and see us.  The coffee pot is full and hot and the fire is always going.