I humbly report that Casa Del Simple Man made it through the storm. The eye wall passed less than a mile south of our home. The lowest pressure recorded ever in our hemisphere went through the inlet between northern Atlantic City and southern Brigantine Isle. As an aside, huricane Irene last year swept ashore on the the north end of my fare Island of Brigantine. Our area of the Island made it through with minor damage but no electricity, but a few blocks away the bay met the ocean(see picturre above). The north end had severe damage as did Atlantic City, Margate, Ventnor, Long Port, Ocean City, Sea Isle City and etc. I'm sure many saw the footage of the roller coaster in the ocean at Sea Side Hights, home of "The Jersey Shore". I hope you will keep those effected in your prayers.
Of course this brings us to prepping. I thought we were good for several days and likely were. Areas that need improvement are:
quality camp stove
more green gas cans
tub liner for water storage
actual emergency candles, store bought smelly ones don't last and exacerbate my wifes asthma
I need to have the family more in a preparedness/SHTF mindset, they were NOT ready
non electric indoor heat source
unfortunately we need to minimize contact with neighbors at these times, they were completely unprepared and leaned heavily on us and mostly my wife. I will happily advise and assist them before hand but must close my door WTSHTF
I read many of your blogs and try to put into practice your suggestions. My wife and I agreed to go over everything we need so we are on the same page. I think this was a true "Eye Opener" for Mrs. Simple Man
Jeep, The most iconic American Vehicle on the planet is in serious negotiations with a communist chinese company to move production of ALL Jeeps to communist China. If you recall Jeep is owned by Chrysler who in turn is owned by Fiat. Chrysler and thus Fiat, a foreign company, recieved billions of dollars in bailout money from .gov. All of that money we borrowed from the communist regime in China and we the taxpayers are on the hook for every penny of it. Now the Washington times and bloomberg.com detail this stunning turn of event. Jeep may be moving ALL production to China. These are soon to be formerly American jobs. How many of you will by a Jeep after this with "Made in China" stamped on it. This very brand fought against Fascism, Communism and Totalitarianism. Perhaps this is how our debts to China are going to be repaid, in american industries, technology and perhaps land
Now is when the rubber meets the road. Remember what America represents, remember the America of our youth with limitless possibilities. Never forget our fathers, uncles, grandfathers and sons and daughters who made that America possible. Never forget that their sacrifices made us possible. Lastly think about the country we will leave to our children and posterity. Stay safe, stay vigilant and may God bless us all.
Tonight is the night that I pray we can put the last for years to bed. I have no doubt that Mitt will be the better man tonight, as he is a better man than the Kenyan born bastard Indonesian citizen interloper Barry Soetoro of the CHOOM gang. Maybe he can get back to taking roof hits sooner rather than later. Keep the faith folks. After the debate, when you get back to blogging stop by Midwest Rebels place and give him a read, you'll be glad you did. Stay safe, stay vigilant and may God bless.
Such a beautiful clear fall day, gotta love Indian Summer. I couldn't pass on going to the range, plus I promised a report. So I tore into a spam can and took out four packets of ammo, 120 rounds, I wish i brought more. This baby shoots like butter. This is my new slobbering love affair, sorry Mrs. Simple Man. All shots made with iron sights at 100 yards.
Brass from my first shot.
I used only iron sights at 100 yards with no gun rest, but seated at a bench. And no, I didn't use the car as a target stand, just a photo stand. I used an old backer but i am sure i own a lot of the low left holes.
Zombie cranial ventilation at 100 yards with only irons
I am calming down and will be posting more very soon... I plan on getting into my views of the "Wholly Trinity" by which I mean "LIFE, LIBERTY and the pursuit of HAPPINESS." I may also upload some unboxing pix of a new boom stick that is sitting at my FFL but I am a believer in OPSEC and will probably never publish what i have again and talk more about what I like.