Getting Ready . . .

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The time to get ready is before whatever you’re preparing for arrives. I’m preparing for several distinct – and imminent – possibilities. The first is that I may soon be unable to buy anything without Diapering – which is something I have decided I will not do, no matter the consequences, because of the principle at issue. Which is acceding – or even appearing to accede to – this cult of sickness that has infected the country. Spread by the most despicable purveyors of Fear since Julius Streicher and deserving of similar justice one day.

I will not wear the Diaper – even for just long enough to get in the door – for the same reason I would not wear a swastika armband, even for a minute. Everyone has their line in the sand – the thing they cannot tolerate – and this is mine.

Second, even if Diapering remains avoidable, “peaceful” protests may not be. Whatever happens this November, it is very likely something ugly is going to happen. If the Orange Man gets Four More Years, the rabidized Left will go berserk. They will not accept the results – unless the Orange Man loses. If he doesn’t, expect Portland everywhere. If he does, expect the rest of the country to go berserk – when the cretinous socialists impose a National Diaper Mandate and everyone who opposes it will be made to understand the choice will be bending knee to the Diaper – and the Needle – or fight.

Not with words, either.

So, I am getting ready and thought I’d write about some of the ways I’m trying to do that.

Water – 

This is absolutely essential, even more so than food. You can live without eating for much longer than you can without drinking. What if the water is turned off – as Gesundheitsfuhrers haver already threatened to do (see LA)?

Well, it’s on right now.

If you store some water right now – as by filling up a 500 or even 1,000 gallon tank (these are easy to find and cheap to buy) you will have a supply even if the Gesundheitsfuhrers turn off the spigot.

And the electricity – for those on a well, like me. I am independent of city/county water. But my water is way down in the ground – and it takes a pump to get it out of the ground. Which takes electricity. Which is why I also keep at least 30 gallons of gas on hand at all times, to run the generator – which can power the pump.

It is not necessary to run the gennie continuously to get water, either. Just run it long enough to refill your storage tanks. Now you have water – again and again. Thirty gallons can run a generator for 30 minutes for lots of 30 minute sessions. Long enough to probably never have to worry about water for at least as long as Sickness Psychosis runs its course.

Renewable food – 

It’s fine to stock up on food; but you’ll eventually eat what you’ve stored – and stored food also goes bad, eventually. Plus, it’s often monotonous food – beans and rice, pasta, etc. Without doubt better than not eating. Or Diapering. But you can eat better – and healthier – without Diapering – if you have fresh food.

Which is another way of saying renewable food.

Fresh eggs, for instance. Laid – over and over – by chickens and maybe ducks, too. I got a small flock of both, which will soon be providing me with 4-6 eggs every day. That’s high protein calories, too – and largely free as my flock free ranges. The birds eat free in other words – and thus, so do I.

In winter, it will be necessary to feed them – pellets and such – because the grass isn’t growing, the worms aren’t showing and the bugs and such that birds like chickens like to eat are all dead.

So stock up on feed for them, too.

Which you can also grow – in the winter –  if you have a greenhouse garden. For them and for you. I am working on that; an eight by eight walk-in space with power (running a single 115V line from the panel is simple) so that there’ll be both light and heat, so that the plants will grow. So that there’ll be food – fresh food – without having to Diaper (or be Needled) to get it.

Peaceful Protester Repellent –

We all know what that it is – and the time to get some is now, especially in states (like mine) run by people like the Coonman, who in addition to being a Gesundheitsfuhrer is also a known opponent of the actually peaceful’s right to defend themselves against those who aren’t peaceful.

But don’t forget the thing without which the means of repelling not-peaceful people is useless.


It is at least as important as having the thing which is capable of shooting it. Both may become scarce  as well as illegal in the months ahead. Both are also fungible.

Brass and lead hold their value at least as well as gold and silver and maybe even more so as the former have innate value as such (as a means of getting food and providing protection)  that goes beyond their value as precious metals.

Bullets are even divisible in the same way that coins are; both being a specific weight and easily “spent” – in both the abstract/economic way as well as the physical way.

Heat – 

Winter is also coming.

What if they turn off the heat – or rather, the means by which it’s made? No electricity – no heat, if your house has heat pumps. No gas, same deal. But if you have wood – and a fireplace – you won’t freeze, even if they do turn off the heat.

Buying a few cords of seasoned firewood right now is a very good idea. An even better idea is investing in a wood stove/insert to replace your fireplace as these are much more efficient than a standard fireplace; they produce more heat (or rather, less heat goes up and out the chimney) and they burn less wood.

If you have a propane heater fill those tanks now – while the gas is available and before it costs three times as much to fill them up. Consider buying a second or larger tank to have enough gas to carry you through the whole winter.

Remember that you can also cook – and heat water – with wood (and gas). Even a backpack stove is viable for this purpose and you might want to invest in one of those for just-in-case.

Look for one that will burn several types of fuel, such as Coleman fuel and regular gas, for example.

Personal necessaries – 

These are things you can live without but without which life will be a great deal less enjoyable. Coffee, for instance – if you like coffee. It is hard to grow your own, unless you live in South America. So it’s better to stock your own – a year’s supply of freeze-dried bricks is the ticket because both cheap and very amendable to storage. Sugar is another – and not just because it’s sweet. It can be used to ferment things, or help them ferment. Jams and jellies also store well and can be used as sweeteners  as well as deserts in their own right.

Obviously, soap and personal grooming/hygiene products such as toothpaste, floss and fresh toothbrushes; women’s things for women.

Soap for both – and TP, too.

Don’t forget matches and lighters.

Not so obviously, things to feed your mind. Like books – not electronic, but physical. And perhaps also the physical company of people not infected with Sickness Psychosis or Trump Derangement Syndrome. To keep you sane and to keep you both safer than you’d be on your own.

You can think of more to add to this list, of course – which is the point of writing about this.

The time, as they say, is now.

For tomorrow it may be too late.

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  1. You just can’t list The Basics too many times, because some readers could get info that will be new…. to them.

    May I mention another category that is not quite as crucial as water, food etc, but which is still practically priceless? Communications, and access to info. I’m talking about short wave radios, FRMS, CBs and police scanners. Having a HAMM radio set up would be ideal, but that takes more time and money than many of us have at this point. There are other currently legal Comm items I’d like to mention but….better stop here.

  2. What objective do you achieve by putting on a face diaper? You’ve already submitted and shown others your willingness to do so just to walk through the doors. In short, you act like a coward. It would seem that whatever goal you had in mind just went poof. Actions speak waayy louder than words do.

    I am amazed at the number of big guys who are all muscled up with lotsa mean looking tattoos, and maybe a full, bad lookin beard, while wearing a face diaper. It just screams, ‘coward’. I have yet to get a single one of them to look me in the eye as they walk past me. Pansy-assed gullible Maskovites is all I see.

  3. I don’t have a problem with donning the face diaper just to get in the door, then removing it once inside. Why? Sometimes, one cannot fight the enemy head-on; one cannot always engage in conventional warfare. At times, guerilla warfare is called for. Though this may not be the best analogy, it’s akin to the difference between conventional warfare and guerilla warfare. Guerilla warfare is effective, and it can achieve one’s objectives. Why not use it?

  4. If you have the cash – and the time – a manual hand pump for the well seems like a good idea. Bisonpumps or Simple Pumps are top line, but pricey. I’ve seen used antique pumps for 200 Bucks on Craigslist. Plug it directly into your water pressure tank and alongside your electric pump.

    Other things to consider: oil lamps, lamp oil does not seem to go bad, as far as I know, and they are cheap. Wicks can be homemade.

    There are carb kits online (for Honda, anyway) to make a generator run on propane – which, unlike gasoline, never goes bad. Saw some reference to valves getting burnt running on propane, but no facts on that.

    If you live near water, a casting net seems like a great thing to have and know how to use. Fish, and fish parts, makes great fertilizer, too.

    Whenever I see a Maskovite I’m reminded of the bit Becky Ackers posted a link to, how mask wearing is part of an occult ritual, the wearer need not be aware of it, the mask is symbolic as a wedding veil and the Maskovites are in a ceremony to be wed to Satan. Combined with the tyranny of it all, the Maskovites seem even more uglier then,… and brutally so, when children are made to wear them.

    Yoked together, anyway. Surrounded by Sleestaks… reading The Diaper Reports. Who’d a thunk.

  5. Eric, I know if we get the end of the USA as we know it our money could be worthless. Therefore your advice is sound. Assuming perhaps another scenario likely to happen in the short term is the democrat governors/mayors/party leaders working with the deep state will try everything they can before November to tank the economy to get Trump. Another player (perhaps working with the D’s or independently) is the Chicoms who are also desperate to get rid of the Trump. Expecting a stormy ride I reconfigured my retirement profile from 80% equities down below 50% and mostly holding cash position in the rest of the portfolio. If Trump wins I might miss the big sigh of relief after the election but can buy back win the Chicoms throw another virus at us. If Bite-me wins then I will bottom feed on a few selected stocks as the market tumbles to the new marxist regime that takes hold.
    I need another gun…

  6. I suspect it’s not possible to defeat the monster the general public has become, as long as that monster is able to eat. Therein lies their fatal flaw. The willful destruction of the economy that feeds us by the Psychopaths In Charge may be the source of their demise. No revolution was ever started by fat people. Hungry people on the other hand……..
    Many, like myself, are physically unable to build or maintain the private infrastructure needed to survive off grid for any extended period. After all, I’m not 50 anymore. I am however still perfectly able to operate Lead dispensers adequately, though not as efficiently as I once did.
    I’m continuously amazed by how highly those that eagerly participate in their own destruction value the life such destruction offers them. For me, and I suspect a great many others who still posses some degree of sanity, the life that is being laid out for me by the Psychopaths In Charge is not worth the effort. Having therefore nothing to lose, I will not go quietly into the night.

  7. Suburban peppers can install fresh water bladders in the crawlspace. Don’t image the taste is too good, but with a good filter you can probably survive on it:

    Raw coffee beans will last an incredibly long time, are cheap and roasting is easier than you think. The biggest problem is the same thing as most bulk storage, keeping mice and other critters away from the loot.

    I replaced my old bare minimum solar camping setup with a 1500 Wh lithium ion battery bank. It’s about the size of a gas can and with two 120 W foldable solar panels I can run my ham radio and a few accessories like lights and fans indefinitely with good sunlight. Probably not as good in winter or cloudy days, but it is silent and should run a refrigerator long enough to maintain temperature for a short time. California is back to rolling blackouts again, even if you’re not defying Uncle. For now running a genset probably won’t get “attention” from anyone who matters, but if enough Karens complain to the right Twitter account about how it’s not fair that you have power while they suffer for the cause, Uncle could send the CARB inspectors out for a surprise inspection. Never thought that scenario could ever be plausible in the United States, but here we are.

      • It is primarily for camping, but in a short-term pinch will do enough to survive.

        Bioenno Power has some very good lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO) batteries and a few go-pack style battery systems. They use Panasonic cells (same as Elon) for their packs and will help you with design and advice. More expensive than lead acid technology, but will run many more discharge cycles and will discharge down to 30% capacity without any problems. Most lead acid cells don’t last very long if you discharge below 50% so keep that in mind when sizing and pricing.

        The solar panels I picked up are foldable and made for camping, but again, in a pinch they’ll do the job. For what you want to do I’d contact a solar contractor in the area and see if they have any “scratch and dent” panels that are electrically OK but cosmetically flawed they’d be willing to sell you. You can DIY a frame out of carbohydrate foam or angle iron. Make sure the panels are just panels and don’t have integrated inverters on the back.

        Wiring everything up is pretty simple, it’s all DC power until you get to the inverter output, which run the gamut from Harbor Freight pseudo-sinewave to Xantrex (check with RV dealers for used). I’d put some money into the inverter because bad power can break stuff. In my case I had to do a lot of filtering with ferrite chokes to get the RFI out of my radio, but for most uses that’s not really much of a problem.

        If you want to do whole house backup (DIY Powerwall), look for a wrecked electric car and salvage the battery packs. That’s a pretty big job though.

  8. They’ll be coming for ya Eric. Even if one has everything stocked for five years. Just like the Jews,,, there was no place for them to hide. Don’t wear the mask,,, refuse the injection, they will accuse you of murdering folks with the disease and just plain undesirable. Then they’ll march up with SWAT teams and probably kill you or send you to a re-education camp. Yes, Looking around, I fervently think this is coming. It’s going to be really bad.

    In France they are sending SWAT units to places that are resisting to wear the mask. Several unmasked folks tired of the psychosis have actually injured and/or killed other citizens screaming at them to put on masks. This will soon be happening here, especially if the Commie Harris and Biden wins. I put her first because we all know she will end up president.
    They are not going to let a few of us keep them from their goal of reducing world population and world government.

    • Hi Ken,

      A morose assessment but probably accurate. I have decided to stay and – if it comes to it – fight. The moving to somewhere else thing doesn’t strike me as sound – leaving aside the many hassles involved and the principle of being forced to flee like a cur dog from the place I spent years making my own – because wherever you go, they will follow. One election changes everything, or could. The equation becomes – us or them. Maybe it will be them. So be it. I’m too damned tired and getting too old to start over again. But I will not go gentle into that goodnight, I assure you.

      • You’re too old!!!! Too Funny! Man if I were your age…… blah, blah, blah…..

        Eric, if you are interested in Solar, understand it is expensive. I use 12 375 watt Kyocera panels, Outback Power inverter and Charge Controler with 16 Trojan 6volt lead acid batteries designed for solar systems. Do not use automotive or the later fake Marine batteries. I don’t care for the lithium batteries but that’s really a matter of taste.
        On a sunny day I’ll get 10-12kw. I run 2 refrigerators, a 8,000 BTU window unit, lights, entertainment and the water well high pressure pump.

        I can’t emphasize Trojan batteries as they are the best I have found. Same for Outback equipment.

        I did the wiring as I am a industrial electrician by trade but beware, many States have made it illegal. (LOL) Got to be screwed up by a “licensed” contractor/electrician, dontcha know. I wouldn’t trust them to wire a light bulb. And lastly,,, don’t get a grid only system. They’re cheap, but useless in a power outage.

        For water I have a 4inch well with a “Simple Pump”. The electric motor runs on a Trojan 12vdc battery bank powered by 2 Solar panels. It pumps into a 500 gallon holding tank where a well pump transfers it to a pressure tank and then to the house.

        my 2 cents.

        • Hi Ken,

          I’d like to rig up something that is capable of powering a well pump and water heater and refrigerator. Maybe a couple of lights in addition. The essential things, in other words. I know how to run wire and do basic electrical work but haven’t any experience with solar. Do you have any recommendations/advice considering my needs?

          • Hi Eric

            You can look at my previous post and go from there.
            The water heater is out! Those puppies use a bunch of power, usually about 5.5k. And they’re usually 240vac.
            Here’s what I did. I removed the bottom element and installed another lower watt element where it only drew about 550 watts. In about 4-5 hours I have hot water.
            Or you can buy a low power 120vac water heater but they’re too expensive. They do have DC ones but understand with DC distance becomes real important.
            This leaves me the choice between the window A/C and the water heater. In cool weather I heat the water. In Hot weather I use the A/C.

            To use both would have required another 4 panels and another Inverter.

            The only reason I can use all I am using today is due to the batteries. They provide the extra startup power motors need without destorying the inverter. Otherwise I’d have to give up a refrigerator and the 120 volt Well transfer pump along with all the dimming of the lights etc. Without batteries larger electrical equipment is out.

            For your well pump, a small pump like I have (Simple Pump) is run by 4 Trojan golf cart batteries charged by 2 18vdc 120 watt Solar panels. I use a Morningstar Pro-30 charge controller. The Well pump draws about 12-15 amps when running or about 180 watts.There are other pumps out there but I don’t know enough about them to help. The pump has been running since 2008. Of course it only runs when the level of the tank drops to a predetermined level. The pump runs 5 minutes every 2 hours. until the tank is full. Takes about a day. This is for the house only… no automatic washing machine. Then the times would have to be adjusted.

            If you get into this, you have my email address and I have no problem answering any specific questions but I claim to be no expert. I can send you some pics if you want before venturing into this. Again,,, this will NOT save you money. I call it prepaid electricity. When you get done with a system like mine it will be in the neighborhood of $20-23,000. Of course you can go smaller or larger.

            Go online an look at the different systems out there.
            Wholesale Solar dot com. They have a off grid system for about $10,000. Good batteries like the Trojans will cost another $5-6000.

            Another is Altestore. They have a good selection of inverters, charge controllers and accessories. They happen to sell the Outback Inverter I have. VFXR3648. 120 vac 3600 watt continuous, 48 volt system. When it switches I rarely see a flicker.

            Have fun looking!!

      • Eric – I went through similar thoughts six years ago and went with a diesel generator instead. Not as quiet as solar, but much simpler and very reliable. You can get a 6 kW generator that’ll run for weeks on end for a few grand through various on-line sources – I don’t know what the used market is like. And, as you’re aware, you can store diesel in 55 gallon drums for quite a while – anything larger is inconvenient to fill or move about. A $20k+ investment in solar buys a -lot- of diesel, plus a swell generator, and an automatic switch if desired.

        However, you may want to invest in a solar charger for the generator’s starter battery. Mine runs half an hour weekly, which kills the battery after a month or so due to the small alternator on the generator. I’ve got an AC trickle charger hooked up to my starter battery.

  9. Eric, I just want you to know that I feel exactly as you do about the mask. It’s my Rubicon, the line in the sand I will not cross. You’re truly a breath of fresh air in a world thoroughly permeated with mass psychosis, and your insights and suggestions are always much appreciated. Keep fighting the good fight, my friend, and just know that some of us (myself included) stand with you.


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