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Below is an excerpt of my post that may be showing up on Preparedness Blogs. Look for it on Thursday, March 1st, 2012. Update: It is now live! Link is below.
Reading this will spark some sort of passionate response in you — either a total disagreement or a total agreement: Death of The American Dream? America 1950 v.s. America 2012 – Mr. Conservative.
After you’ve read that, let me for a moment turn your attention towards this piece of art by Terry Downs, which is $60 if you were interested in it. A click of this image will take you to where credit is due.
The American Dream of Bounty
That picture alone makes me yearn for those kind of days. If you dig around, however, there’s some families in the South that’s keeping this reality alive everyday. More and more people are looking at a return to this lifestyle but in looking forward with having it hand in hand with modern technology. Should modern technology fade away, they would still have their homestead. More people are looking at a Prepper lifestyle, too. Still, some things from that article should be considered.
You will have noticed several of the books on my last list were U.S. Army training manuals. Some of you may be asking yourself why this particular source of information for S.R.S. or Self Reliance and Survival training. As I’ve had occasion to answer that question before, I thought I’d go ahead and explain my thinking.
Not long ago, we bought this $400 industrial sewing machine. The thing is, we work with tough and thick materials, so industrial was a must. Plus, industrial holds up to Ghillie and Mongo’s abuse. After all, they are old men playing like stitchmasters.
Here we are with an industrial sewing machine. Then, here we are with a collection of what Ghillie likes to call man purses (everyday carry bags/EDC). The next step was clear. We were going to modify bags to our purposes. We were also going to make smaller pouches and bags to go with them. We also like creating our own versions of EDC because we have very different ideas of a) what constitutes an everyday carry, b) how it should function, and c) what good quality really is.