Yeah, PP’s back – and not moment too soon!
With A Little Light Reading, The Coors Beer Parable, and some ‘Stream of Consciousness’ For Your Reading Pleasure.
It’s been some months since I’ve posted anything of substance, and , in a small way, I’m sorry for that. I harbor no illusions about my vast readership waiting forlornly for another nugget of wisdom from their favorite prepper, still, having started and cultivated this blog for a few years now, I do feel a responsibility to those surprisingly many people who have found it and , finding the content interesting, subscribed to it. Thank you very much to ascribing at least a modicum of value to the words and advice I proffer. OK, enough mea culpa, on with the show!
Since my last substantive post, I have reworked my 4 raised-bed planters and they are now ready to receive my Fall planting; I have gone hiking in Colorado (Rocky Mountain National Park) and Wyoming (The Snowy Range – Medicine Bow and Brown’s Peak to be precise); found out I’m going to be a grandpa (WOW), and added a pistol caliber carbine to my collection as a ‘Trunk Gun’. And, oh yeah, I’ve been stepping up my prepping some. There might be an October Surprise in the works and with the world in the state that it’s in (both economically and politically), one can never be too prepared. I must admit though, it’s hard to be both pessimistic and optimistic about the future – but that’s where I find myself these days. The news of my son about to become a father is a blessing beyond words. There are simply no adequate words to describe how thrilled and thankful to God I am. Yet, a glance at your favorite news sites on the internet will tell you that the world has become even more financially unstable than it was when the S nearly HTF back in 2008. So, I find myself adding to my food supply for my children, and (gulp!) grandchildren’s sake. I bought lots of Mountain House freeze dried meals for the hiking trip and an equal amount for my preps, along with a few more cans of Morning Moo powdered milk and some canned butter and cheese. Oh, and I picked a few books from off my bookshelf to appease the pessimistic side of me, and began reading them last week. JWR is great at getting you in the ‘survival mindset’.
Which brings me to the Coors Beer Parable. The story begins with our trip to Golden, CO, where they make Coors Beer – and yes, it really is made with Rocky Mountain Spring Water which cascades down from the Rockies, through the center of the picturesque and beautiful town of Golden, and, in part, into a holding tank right outside the brewery. My wife and I took the famous brewery tour and dutifully sampled the wares along the way (I developed quite a fondness for Blue Moon White Ale on that trip). It was great to taste fresh Coors Beer again as it is only marginally available at my local grocery sore here in SoFla. It was so good, in fact, that I made it my mission upon returning from CO, to stock up on as much Coors as I could afford to buy after a 3-week hiking trip halfway across the country – which I did. I bought four cases of the stuff, which seemed like and endless supply when stacked 4 cases high. Hell, I’d NEVER run out now. Ha! The can in the photo at the top of the post is the LAST CAN of my seemingly endless supply of beer. Like all parables, this one too has a lesson. Can you guess what it is?
Correct! You NEVER have enough! Ever. Those are my words of wisdom for today.
I don’t need to tell you that at the present time there is a real danger of a major war starting in the Middle East. Israel will NOT wait until Iran has a bomb, as Obama is want to do. They will strike Iran’s nuke facilities when they feel they can no longer wait. To them, a nuclear Iran is an existential threat, and, no matter how you feel about the matter, they will deal with it as they see fit. This would open a Pandora’s Box which will spread mayhem around the planet. I pray it will not be so, but I prepare like it is a certainty. It’s the only thing a responsible husband/parent/ grandparent can do. Can your preps use another 10 lbs of rice? Or sugar? Or flour?
More, a lot more, in the next few days. God bless you all. Pray.
Be Safe. Be Prepared.
PP Fall 2012