Sunday, September 18, 2022

Prepping Starter

 Let's talk preparation.  First, we'll look at personal/family preparation, both for short (3 day emergency supply) and long term ( 1 year).  then we should talk about group or team preparedness.  In the case of the Church, let's talk about how our local Ward can be more prepared for long term or catastrophic situations.

As a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I have been hearing about food and other supply storage all my life.  President Brigham Young was the first to present this wisdom to the Church and it's developed almost to the stage of being a commandment.

There is a story, that I can't confirm, about one of the Church Presidents; I think, President Benson but, once again, I haven't found a confirming reference.  Anyway, the story goes that he was attending Sacrament Meeting at a small ward while on vacation.  The congregation was breathlessly awaiting the words of a Prophet.  He walked to the podium and asked for a show of hands as to how many had their years supply of goods.  Very few hands went up.  His response?  "If you won't listen to me about this simple thing, why should I waste my words on anything else?" (or something to that effect).

Whether the story is true or not, the sentiment is correct.  Since the mid 1800's, we have been counselled to have at least a years supply of goods stored for emergencies.  Actually, it has been as much as seven years supply, then two and now one.  How the expectations for our obedience have fallen!

 My Grandmother had cans of wheat, powdered milk and many other food storage items stored.  There was little room under any bed in the house as the space was taken up by preparation storage.

When I became older I saw the wisdom of this kind of preparation and tried to keep up at least a years supply of food in our house.  

Is this in preparation for Armageddon?  Is this in preparation for Biblical famines?  If so, the counsel came a bit early as we haven't seen any national or international failures which required use of our storage.  So, has it just been alarmist, world ending talk?  A waste of our time and effort?

No, my Brothers and Sisters.  This has always been wise counsel.  Remember Genesis, Chapter 41.  Food storage during the days of plenty resulted in having food available during a famine.

I have used my storage more than once, with job endings and family crises.  Then, you can take into account the hurricanes, blizzards, earthquakes, floods and all the other natural disasters that can happen in the blink of an eye and cause us to put our preparedness to use.

Again, it's just good, wise counsel;  incidentally, from the Prophets of God.  Always a good source.

So, I've talked you into it.  But your cupboards are bare, your pantry dusty and little used.  Where do you start?

As I write this, I'm frustrated by the complexity I'm getting into.  For every suggestion, there seems to be three more tangents I want to veer onto, each leading to another three or four tangents.

My problem is that I've been doing this for many years and I have a lot of interest in it.  I'm one extreme.  At the other extreme is one of my best friends.  He goes to the grocery store almost every day and the only thing he has stored are leftovers in his fridge from the last time he went to the store!  Oh, he's got a couple of boxes of cereal and some pancake mix and syrup.  Things he can't use up with one meal, but you get the idea.  If something happened that shut the doors of the grocery stores, he'd be on the road, trying to get to my house!

Let's first discuss an emergency supply.  Let's call it a three day supply.  What would you need if there were an earthquake and you had to wait for the authorities to recover and bring more normalcy to your area?  Food, of course.  You can easily buy manufactured three day supply kits today and most of those are adequate.  

Here's the way I did it.  I got a big tote.  Something I can toss into my pickup and drive away with.  In it, I put cooking and eating utensils, Bisquick, some of those rice side dishes, some cans of chili, some dried fruit, granola bars and a good first aid kit, a flashlight, radio (extra batteries for both), shovel,  belt knife with sharpener, a hatchet, sewing kit and hygiene kit.  (As an aside here, we're back to how badly I want to skew off into a tangent.  What do I put in my first aid kit?  What kind of cooking utensils do I pack?  I could go on and on!!)  I have two full changes of clothing, with emphasis on utility, such as heavy shirts, jeans or G.I. pants (Clothing is one of Uncle Sam's best things), dry socks, gloves, a warm hat and a jacket. 

By now, your tote is probably pretty full.  But, with it you need a sleeping bag, tent, camp stove and fuel.  Food and clothing you need to pack for each person.  You can get by with one of the tools and radios and so on for each family group.

Now, make this fun!  Plan a camping trip with your family.  Go with just what you have packed and prepared and see how well your preparations go for a couple of nights using JUST what's in your kit.  Take paper and pencil to keep a good list of all the other things you want in that kit!

I also have a backpack in each car with a slightly reduced version of the big three day kit and I have gone on camping trips where I just used what I had in the car with me, as if I became stranded in my vehicle and had to wait for rescue.

Now, let's think about your years supply.

In the beginnings of the Klondike Gold Rush, men were going into the Alaskan/Canadian wilderness woefully unprepared, with nowhere near enough provisions or gear and it resulted in the Mounties rescuing (or burying) many.  Thus, in 1897, the Canadian government ordered that each prospector entering that area bring with him a years supply of goods.  Not just food, but also clothing, tools and other supplies they would need.   It was called "a Ton of Goods" and the order was strictly enforced.

Although our food preservation and storage technology has vastly improved since 1897, the Klondike list is still a good place to go for an idea of what you might want to begin to collect.

With this "basics" kind of list in mind, still the most useful list you can make is the one you take to the grocery store every day.  What do you and your family like?  Buy a little extra, each time you go shopping, and store that extra in a separate area than the goods you are using daily.  As the "extras" start to add up, begin using those and replacing them.

I think, in the interest of brevity, I'll just tell you about my own system and system to be.

Incidentally, those "use by" dates are a guideline: not so much an absolute.  In most cases those are "lawyers dates" as much as safety dates.

But, food isn't our only needed item for a year, is it?  How about clothing, soap, batteries, entertainment items, first aid supplies, tools...anything you use on a normal basis might be something of which you should have extra.  How about medications?  I know.  The doctors and pharmacies aren't agreeable to "hoarding" your meds but maybe you can figure something out.  Speaking of hoarding, remember when the Covid hysteria first hit?  The runs on toilet paper and paper towels?  On one hand, that was kind of a dumb thing on which to focus but those ARE items you need to have in your storage.  I have a years supply of the toilet paper that I like and a big bag of a cheaper goods, you know.

I have canned goods of multiple kinds, fruit, veggies, meals (Chili is a big staple for me) and such things.  I have sugar, salt, rice, beans, flour and wheat.  I have a grain grinder that I can use either by hand or with electricity.  I have hand cranked meat grinders as well as electric food processors.  I have chainsaws but I also have hand saws, whip saws, hacksaws...lots of saws.  Axes, hatchets, shovels, rakes, pitchforks and a brace with bits. 

I am one who can quite comfortable live on beans, rice and cornbread with some nutritional supplements to round things out.  Bacon, pancakes and eggs are nice too and then I like a hit of chocolate once in a while.  Fruits and vegetables are a nice addition to a boring diet while spices, onions, peppers and that sort of thing make it "living", not just "surviving".  See how I start getting more and more complicated?  

I have been an EMT and my first aid closet is extensive.  It would take a page just to list all that stuff.

Gasoline, batteries, propane, camp stove fuel.  Oil lamps, Coleman lanterns and the fuel and mantles for each.  Hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, toothpaste.

Two freezers full as well as what is in my fridge in the house.

Two 55 gallon barrels of water as well as a bunch of filled water bottles.  You have to figure a gallon of water per person per day so I don't have a years worth of water...yet.  

I have a tri-fuel generator that will power the basics in my house for a while.  Solar panels keep a battery bank charged up for power to the freezers.  Another solar system stores power for my radios, a computer and my surveillance cameras.

Speaking of radios, when the cell phone towers go down, how do you keep in contact with your family?  Hmmm?  Old fashioned CB radio is my first go-to but I also have other radio options as well.  Just those blister packed radios from Walmart are better than shouting down the street!

You get the idea.  I want to be as self-sufficient as I can be.

Now, let's examine a group setup, which is always best.  For our discussion, I want to address this as a Ward organization and kind of tailor it to the rural Ward in which I live.

Some of our Ward members are farmers.  Bet ya more than one of them has an off-grid well, running irrigation.  There's a good water source for the Ward members, right there.  Even those of us stuck in town could haul water from one of those back to our homes.  

The Ward building could be a good shelter in the event of flood, earthquake or other mass situation.  A place for all of us to run.  Our local county government has the 4H building and rodeo grounds buildings designated for such an occurrence but we should plan to be able to take care of ourselves.

Other Wards have communications specialists and there are some good Church radio nets out there so that we could keep in contact with Stake and even regional leadership.

In our Ward all walks of life are represented.  We have plumbers, carpenters, farmers, security specialists, mechanics, nurses, electricians.  We can easily band together and support each other, just as did the early Church.

So, to conclude.  Start with putting together your three day emergency kit.  Maybe just put together an overnight emergency kit for your car, then work your way up.  Buy a little extra food whenever you go shopping and just put some aside.

Learn how to do more "from scratch" cooking.  Get and use some two way radios.  Use your kits.  Practice your emergency responses.  Coordinate with friends and family.

As the Boy Scouts say:  "Be Prepared".

A great resource for prepping ideas and exercises is

Saturday, August 20, 2022

New Substack Blog

 I keep saying that I'm going to get off of the political and Covid articles and do something more fun. Well, this is part of that effort.  

At first, I'm going to see about just BSing about old Law Enforcement stories, from my Air Force Security Police days as well as my time as a Deputy Sheriff in Montana and Oregon.  

We'll see how things go.

Anyway, please go to my substack page and subscribe.  Each story will go out as an e-mail and automatically be saved on my substack page as well.

I've copied all my old blog articles  to my new substack page so those are also available.  Some of those might get sent out as e-mails also.

This can be a lot of fun and I'd really like to get all of you on board.


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:

So, I went to my handy, dandy internet and looked up the top media influencers of the day. I used, listing what they consider the twenty most famous people and, 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.

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!

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.

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.

You can look at my page at for videos and links with more information, all from well credentialed Doctors.

Doctor Peter McCullough


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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."

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."

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."

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.


Care packages, personal goods or meal deliveries"

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?

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!

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.

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.

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 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.