Wednesday, March 25, 2009

survival trade goods

following is a list of barter items:


sewing needles and thread




plastic sip lock bags

bic lighters


back packs

small mirrors

sharpening stones

pocket knives

small tarps


duct tape

reading glasses

camping supplies

shock it powder form (use like bleach)

water filters

hand crank can openers or P38s

bar soap

disposable razors

small binoculars


buy spices in bulk transfer them to small packs






corn meal and massa

rice (non bleached)

beans (any dried beans)

powdered milk

powdered eggs

powdered butter flavoring

cocoa (cocoa can be turned into chocolate)

energy bars

protean powder

virgin olive oil (all you can afford and store)

oat meal


coffee (if you are in a hide out or evasion situation do not make coffee)

pre sweetened drink powder

hot sauce

dried food

dried fruit

peanut butter

hi-calorie diet supplements


Antiseptic cream


diarea meds

constipation meds


hand sanitizer in small bottles

aspirin and substitutes

(do not dispense prescription drugs)


Hunting knives (deep curve are best, can be easily used for dressing game)

pocket knives

military trenching tools (good ones)

small hatchets


sharpening files

rope (1/4 in and up)

sip ties

steal wire

gun oil

other lubricants

shoe leather or leather scraps

military style boots or hiking boots

nilon rope

lamp oil and wicks

naptha and kerocene


I don't recommend trading in guns and ammo as I believe it will draw attention from the thieves on both sides. that said there are many other items I am sure I left out.

SPECIAL NOTE: Remember that under marshall law bartering will most probably be concidered blacketeering and will most likely be punishable by imprisonment or exicution.

Be prepaired
Be safe

Friday, March 20, 2009

Be Prepaired

I chose the title from the Boy Scout Oath because back 50 yrs ago the Boy Scouts, along with my small town semi country raising taught me much about what todays generation would consider survival tactic. In those bygone days there was freedom, that sadly will never be experienced by any one in this country, less than 50 yrs old, unless there is a complete break down of the curant system. Even in those wounderfull days, those who lived in the large citys did not, for the most part, plant gardens, make their own tools, or need to improvise as much as those in the country settings, so below you will find basic info, tools and other supplys necessary to exist in what, I believe, is the not to distant future.

There soon will be 2 books available on self subsistance and surviveing the near future. more will be available on them in later posts. I will begin with the bare esentuals and expand from there.

It takes 1200 lbs. per year of healthy food for each human to survive in a relitivly functional state. Todays supermarkets carry a 3 day supply. You need to start storeing food today. The food must not be parisables. You may likely not have refrigeration, so foods like frozen vegies or meat are not an option unless they are dried or canned. Beans and rice such as red beans and rice are a whole food and can be stored for years you need both, one for protein and one for carbs and starches. dry grains such as corn and wheat, flour,sugar, salt and other spices for jazing up booring tast and bartering. these all can be stored for long periods in plastic air tight water proof containers from one gallon to 55 gallon drums.Here I need to interject, I'm not too crazy about "survival " food, they are priced about three times what they should be and I consider most of those producing and selling it as profiteers, but if you have the funds great go ahead the food is good for the most part, very convient, and easily stored.
You must have a clean water source minimum of 1 gal per day per person, again water may be stored in containers, if stored you must boil the water before use. If you have your own well great but, get a hand pump installed in the well system there most likely will not be power available to pump the water if you have acess to a streampond or lake, great but boil the water before use.Meat will be scarce so you will have to supliment your diet with 1 Tbs of oil per day per person, virgin olive oil is best, non vegitable oil is an option.

The citys will quickly become unbearable so if you have the option move to the country or at very least a small town and a small town is not one with 10,000 population I'm talking rural small town. There is still dirt cheap property available in these small towns all over America but it is being gobbled up fast by those in the Know.

Be selective party dresses and Armani suits will not be the dress code of the day. Have available rugged clothing levis, ranglers, heavy duty boots, jackets and coats heavy and light, clothing that you can layer according to need, army surplus and camo clothing I'm not too crazy about, there may be situations where you don't want to be mistaken for military personel, or a militia type.

some who read this are squemish about guns I know, but they will be a tool to protect your family, you and your suplys. These will be desperate times and desperate people do desperate things.
Think, what you would do to feed your children if they were starving before your eyes.
There are four basic guns types and they each are tools of a different trade so to speak.1. hand gun is used for close range protection only, The caliber has to be .38 or larger to be of much use, the lighter the gun and the bigger caliber, the harder it is to control the second shot. I recommend .38 .357 or 9 mm hand guns with a heavy frame, the heavy frame will give you more control, will be more rugged, and easier on your arm and wrist under repeated fireing conditions. Those calibers are large enough to stop most intruders. If you must buy a cheaper gun I recommend a revolver and speed loaders, cheap semi auto loaders are not always reliable, however if you can afford a good semi auto get it by all means, and with the highest capacity clip you can get, ten or more shots can sometimes make up for bad aim.

2. Shot gun. Here I constantly see others touting the 12 guage as the ultimate, I don't agree. The 12 ga. has little more stopping power than a 16ga or even a 20ga but the kick from a 12 guage is much greater. There are 3 basic loads for a shot gun, bird shot for small game, buck shot of verious size for home protection, and slugs for heavy duty hunting or protection. You must have a good supply of all three. Don't be fooled by what you see on tv, a blast of bird shot from a 12 guage even at close range will, most often not imedeatly kill your enemy, any they will be concious to harm you untill they bleed to death, if they do. Penitration of the human body must be 5 to 6 inches to reach vital organs and bird shot will generally only penitrate about 4 depending how close they are. I recommend a 16 or 20 ga semi auto or pump shot gun loaded alternately with 1 bird shot,1 .00 buck shot 1 rifled slug in that order, and fill out the magazine with the buck and slugs. I use the first bird shot as a warning, like a rattle, snake to let the intruders know you are armed, and in most cases this warning shot (at the intruders not in the air) will be enough to run them off.3. rifles are without doubt the most controversial and most complicated choice, all I can do here is give you what I believe the minimum requirements.There are three basic catigories here, long range medium game, hunting/defence long barrel rifles, small claiber small game rifles, and defensive rifles with hi magazine capacity and semi autimatic rapid fire capabilities.

The long barrel "hunting" rifle if used only for food gathering or long range defense can be either, semi auto, bolt action, lever action, or pump action,and can be of any medium calber 30/30 to 308 or other more exotic calibers if you have them already in your posession, however keep in mind the ammunition availability, more common calibers will be easier to find ammo for and generally cheeper, allthough at this time ammo is not cheep in any caliber, and getting excedingly more difficult to find.The second catigory is much over looked and disreguarded by most "survivalists" types but in my opinion this is a big mistake.

The .22 caliber rifle will be essentual in small game hunting it is cheap by comparison and cheap to shoot, it can be made vertually silent with an old lawn mower muffler and some steel wool. Silence may be more of a factor now that shot detecters are being installed in citys and will eventually be extended into fish and game jurisdiction. It is also hard to skin a rabit or a squrile thats been shredded by a .306 or 308 round or mangled by a.223. Your small game rifle can be fed in any manor really,bolt, lever, or semi auto.many years ago I built a very devistateing wepon useing two Ruger rotery clip .22 with 2 thirty round clips, attached to a bracket useing a simple crank and cam trigger mechinism. these two little short barel.22s would devistate a car, and would eat up cement blocks in secounds. For you feds that may be reading this blog, don,t bother to kick in my door they were dissassembled many years ago, however instructions will be available in my new book. FRONTIER SURVIVAL 2010.

The 3rd wepons are for defensive purpose only and these are the most important at this time because of the probable coming ban and because the availability is already causing the prices to sky rocket. Some like the chinese SKS have risen in price 500% in the last year or so, and AKs have gone up beyond my simple means, not to mention the .223 cal m16. AR15s, mini 14s, bushmasters and other common militery LOOKING, so called assult rifles.About the only thing I can advise here is, for an efective defense weapon you need to trow a bunch of led so a bolt action rifle is not going to be as efective as a semi auto hi capacity one. The twpe and brand is dependent on, your budget and your experience with fire arms. Iam not a fire arms expert so I would suggest you consult with one for more exotic weapons. I will tell you that my choice is the russian made 7.62 mm SKS, or AK47, the Chinese also made millions of these but the chinese models use a lot of cast type parts where the Russian models use stamped metal parts and are much more rugged and reliable over the long haul but after beeing shot twice in Viet Nam with either one I can tell you either will do the job. The sk or ak are both very rugged, reliable and both will take a lot of abuse under very adverce conditions, mud, water,sand ect.

Don't clean out your medicine cabinet, throw all the out of date drugs your med bag. most drugs will last a long time if kept out of the heat, they may loose some potentcy but will be much better than none, and the corner drug store won't be an option. Don't take up space and weight with every day cold meds. you'll just have to tough out colds and minor ailments, and natural cures are abundent watch this blog or the cordite country show at Oracle network for the comeing book on natural cures by Cordie Howell. You want plenty of gause bandage, ace bandages, anticeptics, and antibiotics, you probably should have some compress bandages for more searious wounds, these are available at army surplus stores. Include sewing needles and fine 3 0r 4 lb fishing line to sew up cuts. The fishing line is avalable in very convient little mini rolls at any sporting goods store, you may even be able to find some surgical needles there or at army surplus these are fine needles in kind of a wide u shape oh and by the way the sooner you sew up a large wound after the event the less painfull it will be, the skin around the wound will be numb from natural body defence reaction to the wound.Hand sanitizerand water purification pills or liquid are a must. Splints for broken bones can be easily improvised.If nothing elce steril is available fresh news print can be used, it is one of the more steril and most available materials. Bic liters at least 5 and I recomend many more they will be valuable as a barter tool. Flashlights and plenty of extra batterys these will also be very valuable. I recomment the led type, they last longer, are much more compact, and don't eat the batteries up as fast. DON'T SKIMP ON THE LIGHTERS, OR THE FLASH LIGHTS, I said Bic because it is the most reliable available I have found.

Forget the teflon it not good for you under normal conditions, and will be pure poisn under camp fire conditions. Compact cooking kits are available at any sporting department or at the surplus store dont skinp here either you may have to use them for a while. If you are going to be staying put remember there most likely won't be any power or at the very least prolonged power outages, so have some good heavy aluminium, or stainless pots and pans, a dutch oven, and or cast iron frying pans, a good supply of lard, oil, and spray oil. Don.t forget the utincils forks knives, spoons, metal spatula, and large cookeing spoon. With these items you can cook a gormet meal or bake a cake over a camp fire if it becomes necessary. If you have to go mobil be more selective, you can do most any thing with just a dutch oven if necessary. Mess kits are handy for travel and are readily avalible at the surplus os sporting goods store.

Try to keep your emergency vehicle full of fuel at all times. If you live in the city you may well want to get to the country, the citys will quickly become a living horrer movie. Make arrangements with some one for a place to go away from the city as far as possable. Sleeping bags and surplus Alice packs (back packs) are available at surplus stores as are duffel bags. You should have 4 bags packed. First and most importand food and water for at least 3 days and your med bag, include your Bic lighters and flash lights in this bag. Second cookeing utinsels . Third extra clothing blankets tent ect.

WATER-FOOD-PROTECTION FOR SELF AND FAMILY-SHELTER-CLOTHING. these are the esentials for life and in the order stated.

Don't miss Oracle network on your computer for lots of good info , most especially Cordite Country at 2;00 Sundays (Archives are available) watch for Cordies new book .

PLANT THOSE DAMN GARDENS NOW, as big as you can, and plant staples, watermellon is not survival food.any questions or catch me in the chat room at
sSorry bout the spelling my spell ck quit. Part two, home fortress, and tools next time

c ya b safe Jerico

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I digress

I must tell you I thought I had grown beyond my "jew" bashing days but every time I read some new transgression, of these elitist bankers, who are bleeding my country dry, the same ethnic names seem to magicly apear. Is this by design to throw us off the track and give us a visable enemy at wich to vent our anger and frustrations. I'm sorry but I personaly don't think the jewish race or community , or what ever you choose to call it, is that nieve, or stupid.

Don't try to dismiss me as an "antisemite" or through ridicule, the standard tactic to attempt to make me irrelivant, I am not attacking the race, or ethnic group as a whole, I'm sure there are some mighty fine jewish american citizens out there who are just as disscusted as I at what is going on in the financial institutions. I just don't see many of them comeing forward and standing tall against the rape of our country. Hear my voice loud and clear, any one who doesn't stand with us is against us. The time to stand by with a wait and see atitude is past. We are in a struggle to save our country and our way of life.

I have a 15 year old son and 7 year old daughter that, already, will never see the freedoms that I saw as a child growing up in south west Iowa. The freedom of beeing able to ride across town on my bike to meet and play with friends, or even to play in the front yard without fear of some perverted molester or searial killer snatching them up to never be seen alive again or untill someone finds their decomposed mutilated body in a ditch somewhere, to shoot off fire works, real fireworks, at forth of july to celibrate that freedom, to tip over long abandon out houses on holloween, or to throw the rifle in the truck so I could go hunting or target shooting along the railroad tracks after school with my friends.

I fully realize those are bygone days never to be seen again, but for your own sake and for the sake of your children wake up.

The story about AIG giving hundreds of millions of dollars of our childrens money to failed, greedy, incompitant, execs who run that company as bonuses. This very morning I wake up to a story about Citi group and Goldman Saks trying to find a way arround the restrictions on our bail out gift to them so they could give millions or billions to their "incompitant" failures they call their best and brightest. Then it occured to me mabe these thieves really are their best and brightest, and they are want to be rewarded for doing an excellent and, dilligent job, the job of stealing every last penney they could from the American people and people of other lands arround the world.

I heard an analogy some where receintly comparing the money grubbers to termites, the termite is eating away at the foundation of a house and a fellow termite tells him to stop eating the support beam or the house will fall, and the glutinous termite turns to his fellow and says, so what, theres another house right next door. Its a sickness or an inbread desiese, I dont know which, it seems they just cant stop untill every last penney is gone.

I don't really think it's all the fault of "the Jews" but there certainly seems to be an inordanant number of people who call themselves "jew" involved in every aspect of the pending ruin of our free society, the education system, the news media, films, news papers, every, nook and craney that guides and directs our society. Don't take my word for it, do the research it there in plain view for all to see.

If there is in fact, other powers behind these people with a strangle hold on our freedom, as some claim, like the Masons, the Pope, Jesuits or whom ever, then you who are in the forefront had better stand, and those others who profess to be the "real jews" had better stand up and be counted with the rest of us. Ther are none in a better position to ferrit out those thieves who hide among you, or behind you than you yourselves, so I call out to you stand with us, now is your chance to be counted among the real americans I have little use for hyphonated americans and I believe it is one of the factors in devideing this great nation. In times past "the glory days" so to speak people came from all parts of the world to this country and worked hard and studied hard to earn the "privilage" to be called Americans, that is long in the past now I am told they want to be called Mexican-American, African-American, Italian American or what ever, and I take and make particular point that American takes secound position in those designations, I say to you here and now if it isn't good enough for you to be just an ordinary American then I say to you get the hell out of our


Saturday, March 14, 2009


Not since the thick , dark dust clouds of the thirtys , or the horrers of WW2, Viet Nam, present day conflicts or the terrifying threat of total nuclear annihilation have we faced such potential death and distruction, to ourselves our country or the world. We are on a waterslide to the bottom with no way to get off, and like it or not you, your children, and grandchildren are along for the ride.

Those who rule this world have made the desision to strip you of any wealth, comfort, and freedom you thought was your " god" given right. The takers of these presious posessions come under many names, from many nations and in all colors and creeds. Some blame the "jewish" bankers,others the elitist leaders of the various nations. Names like Builderburger, illuminati, Jesuits, Muslims, Rockafeller, and Rothschild are bandied about , all these and more have become main stream, and the focus of various groups of those looking for someone to blame. The blame is not theirs, they only take advantage of an opertunity, an opertunity to rob us of our wealth, well being,and freedom.....our future.

We are to blame, you and I and billions of others around the world who were too busy getting our share of the "dream", or watchinf the NFL, NASCAR or other fantisy tripe served to us on the "BOOB" tube twenty four hours a day on hundreds of channels. It isnt called the "boob" tube because of the well endowed women who permiate prime time.

We were to distracted to watch the "cash box" or those stripping us of our rights. We were too busy watching TV, or playing War Craft or watching Porn on the computer to keep an eye on those entrusted with our money, our freedom, and our future.

Case in point bernard "the thieving rat" madoff (I refuse to honor that name with capitalization or use the teddy bear name Bernie like a warm fuzzy uncle) should be charged with murder for the suicides and destroyed familys that lay in his wake. He should be exicuted with a 50 cent bullet in his brain and dropped to the gutter where he belongs in stead Im sure he will get as comfortable a cell in as comfortable a country club "prison" as they can arrange, with the rest of his kind.

Let's take a closer look. How can some one like him under the supposed scruitny of "the securities and exchange "watch dogs" (I think the "dogs" part is right) get away with such a gigantic ponzi scheem for over thirty years when they were able to catch Martha Stewart for example on a private phone call from a friend?
Give me a fricken brake. Could it be that there were Billions involved in leu of a paultry $50,000 or so.

I chose bernard "the rat" only because he is the one on the front page and on the 6:oo news. Believe me folks he's only a "sacrificial lamb" to be thrown to the wolves, to draw atention from the real thievs, and yes the elite do think of us as meare animals, or sheep to be more presice to be led any direction they desire.

T he real treasure the have stolen is not even the money, they already had that eons ago with the FED central bank, they only let you play with a small portion of it from time to time like a childs toy, to keep you occupied while they stole your freedom and your country.

The constitution has been replaced by presidential directives, open boarders, and a congress concerned for the most part staying in power, and the perks and ego that go with their position. Your freedoms and your representation has been replaced with alphabet agencies who will make all the "right"decisions for the "sheeple" excuse me I mean people, agencys like FEMA, and DHS. ( Bush/Obummer et. al. same old game they just replaced the pitcher) has vowed to make the "government" streamlined, more efficient, more effective, more compact and to eliminate those departments that are inefficient or in effective.

Look for the following changes to take place (if by the time of this publication they havent already) after all with the smooth snake oil salesman at the top and us asleep at the wheel it will only make sence to the uninformed masses.

Bureau of land management will be moved to DHS, after all it only makes sence that home land security should make sure all public and private lands are secure from "the enemy"
Houseing and urban development will be moved to FEMA gotta make sure all you folks have a "secure" place to live.

Department of agriculture could go either way FEMA so it would have access to the food supply in case of national emergency or DHS so it can protect the food supply from "the enemy, both can be presented as very logical solutions to protecting food supply and distribution.

National guard will be "Nationalised" under FEMA so it can readily available for future national or regional disasters. They will use the fiasco at Katrina to show the "local officials" are not prepaired to utilize them properly or quickly enough due to the conspicous absence of Ray "head for the hills "Nagin.

Those agencys that control fuel, petrolium, and electric power will be placed under DHS as they are stratigic entities.

The military will of cource be placed under DHS after all we are concerned with "homelamd security"

I could continue down the list but by now you should have the point.
sounds like a good efficient move, why should you be cocerned? Our system of government was set up with many redundant safe guards to protect our freedoms, and our rights. The more those in power can consolidate that power the stronger they get and the weaker we become, and fewer roadblocks in their way to use that power as they choose.

Any one member of the triad ( the president, the head of DHS and the director of FEMA) can declare marshal law at any time they choose and for what ever threat the y preceive. Congress will be held powerless along with the rest of us because of the consolidations of power listed above. Once marshal law is declared the constitution bill of rights or any other rights you think you have are imedeatly suspended.

Testing of the tollarence of the American people to have armed American military troups on the ground in America is already takeing place. There have been instances of Military troups "assisting" state police at (may i see your papers please) dui check points in several citys and countys. There has been military troups preforming "practice" weapons searches and one planned in Iowa, and 25 miles up the road from me Military troups from Ft Rucker were "assisting" local law inforcement during the tragic events in Samson Alabama.
all of these military involvments are absolutly illegal according to the Posse comotatis statutes. If you recall a few short months ago many citizens were asking why doesn' the president send the army to guard the southern boarder to protect us from the invasion of illegals from Mexico and we were told it was illegal to use military troups for any operations on American soil, If that has changed in some way, why and when and how.

At this point many of you are probably moaning "conspericy theory" well to that I say your absolutly right, but all I ask is, look beyond the 6:00 news and the news paper headlines,you owe it, if not to yourself then to your children and grand children to be informed. The founders of this once great country didn't jepordize their lives and all they worked for to have it thrown away by a people who prefer to stick their heads in the sand, not to mention your own sons, daughters, fathers , grandfathers and forefathers who either died or lived the rest of their lives, with the nightmares of terrable death and distruction in countless wars in nameless places to preserve the idea that was once America.

The main stream media will only cover the high spots and many are beholding to sponsers or polititions or corperations for their high saleries and sponsorships they are not going to jepordise those relationships to get to the bottom of our problem , again its not their fault you cant blame them their onlu playing by time honord rules we allowed to be put in place, we the American people have been the loosers in this game for many decades so I say its time to change the rules or find another game. There are countless internet sights dedicated to this end. Many are broadcast radio" truth" programs as they call themselves most are beating the drum of their own agenda ie. Nazis, white supremists, militias, "patriot" movements ect. but their are a few that have only the truth as their goal it up to you to find what is your truth try "Oraclebroadcast news" or "blacklisted news "as a start then as I say find your own truth. "the truth will set you free........ but first it will piss you off" (Gloria Stienham)

One last thing I want to personally thank the brave Military people and the police officers who have joined with others on the oath-takers site,(google oath-takers) and have put in jepordy their carriers, to back the American people and if they would be so kind as to accept me as a signitur to that oath as a navy vetran of the VN area I would humbly honored to do so.