Posted on 23 July 2014
One of the coolest things I saw in the Harry Potter movies was Hermione’s bottomless bag; that large purse she carried around in the last two movies that held a ton of stuff – but didn’t WEIGH a ton or LOOK big. Today’s libraries can be the same way, but there are several things that […]
Posted on 21 July 2014
The “leader” who feels the need to yell in anger at a new recruit because the recruit used the incorrect respectful word has forgotten that his responsibility is instructional. He needs to correct the recruit without insulting the recruit.
Posted on 17 July 2014
Survival is an action or series of acts. It is just staying alive. It’s, at its most basic, the ability to preserve your own life by answering the most basic needs of food, shelter, water, defense and first-aid needs. Preparedness is more of a lifestyle. It’s living in a self-reliant fashion. It’s minimizing your dependence on contemporary conveniences and/or being able to recreate them yourself.
Posted on 16 July 2014
In this article I’m going to attempt to address my personal beliefs about the 2nd Amendment, but I’m going to do so from a particularly odd angle: I’m going to pretend that the 2nd Amendment never existed.
Posted on 15 July 2014
HOW you go about your camping and/or backpacking trips determines the depth to which you are practicing being prepared for an emergency situation. I know folks who “camp” in their fifth-wheel trailer with satellite TV. I know “ultra-light” backpackers who carry far less than I do when they go camping.
Posted on 11 July 2014
The real goal should be to improve your overall level of fitness, lowering the amount of fat you have on (and in) your body while increasing the strength of your muscle mass, flexibility of your joints, health of your organs, etc.
Posted on 09 July 2014
One of the things I enjoy doing most as I watch what I consider to be entertaining, is thinking about how some of the key quotes – often used as catch-phrases to promote the movie – can be applied to today’s world in some way. Just for fun, this week I thought I’d take a look at some of my favorite movie quotes from (mostly) recent movies and how I think they might apply to today’s world. Here we go…
Posted on 08 July 2014
In 2011 the reported (from the government budget office) median household income in the United States was $50,502. There were an estimated 117 million households in the U.S. that year. That means that a total personal income of $5.9 TRILLION dollars was earned. From the same government office we can see that a total of $1.09 TRILLION was taken by the federal government in personal income tax.
Posted on 07 July 2014
Yes, I am in favor of the death penalty and believe that every state should act upon it. The death penalty was something that people came up with to punish people for doing something that was unethical and against the law.
Posted on 07 July 2014
Compassion and a willingness or drive to reduce cruelty and heartlessness can be worthless unless a person also has the strength and will to enforce it. Pacifism may be great, but no pacifist ever overcame the violence, cruelty or heartlessness of a bully.