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Introduction

As I sit down to start this blog, I am hit with the same feelings that I had when I decided that it was time to get serious about getting my family prepared in case SHTF (Shit Hits the Fan). Those feelings of “how the heck am I going to do this” have all come flooding back? 

“The War After The War: A Look Inside.”

"...I'm right here by your side. I am not your enemy. I don't wanna fight..." -Mary Gauthier, 'The War After The War' After my few short years in the Air National Guard, I understood that life would always be different for me in comparison to civilians around me. I had been tr

As I See It

The Ramblings of an Old Laid Back Sailor My name is Stephen Cook, but you’ll not likely hear me refer to myself by that name again. I’ll be known here as Tank Rugani, or Big Tank. It's my plan to share my perspective on life, politics, humor, and family…whatever ramblings

7 Skill Sets Needed for Survival

Throughout my life of camping, fishing, hunting, scouts, and the military, I have had a huge array of training, and experiences across America, and actually, the world. I’ve been in, grown-up around lived, and trained in environments such as woodlands, prairies, mountains, de

“What To Put Into A Survivalist Pandemic Response Kit”

First of all, take this article for what it is, a suggested pandemic response kit to have on hand prior to actually needing it. There are a number of reasons to make sure you have a kit such as this on hand, but none more important than not having to be involved in a panic to h

Couldn’t be a more Perfect time For this Book

With the current illegal presidential administration of the United States of America, and the unrelenting direction our government moves away from our Republic, it is necessary that good people stand up and not only recognize the threat and the fact that we are losing our nation,

There for You: An Introduction

It is not often that one hears the phrase “we’re there for you” anymore these days. It seems to be a slogan of the past for those who are going through situations that require a little help from their friends. Every day our Veterans go through life facing problems that

Learning & Practicing-Homesteading Stage 2

How have y’all been? It has been busier than a bee in May here at Mama Jess’s. Let’s see…. Second semester has started; we’re almost to Easter Break it seems…. Garden is to be planned soon, and cleaning is never done it seems (I’m testing out a new schedule for

El Conservador: An Introduction

I, George Rodriguez, consider myself a constitutional conservative Texan first of Mexican descent, also known as a “Tejano”. I believe in personal freedom and support the idea that all Texans and Americans should live life the way they want as long as it does not harm othe

No One is Above the Law

“NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW, not even the President of the United States.”This was recently stated by Democrat Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat Representative, Adam Shift, Democrat Senator, Bernie Sanders, House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Jerrold Nadler, and yet a

Continue The Mission - Testimonials

My name is Don Koster, a US Army combat veteran. While stationed at Ft Riley, KS, I deployed to Iraq "Operation Desert Shield/Storm" as a Cavalry scout. I was a gunner on an M3 Bradley fighting as a recon element (scout platoon) in the battles of 73 Easting and Norfolk for w

Welcome to My Not-so-Ordinary Life!

How exactly does one say hello? Greetings? Hi? Maybe just, Sup? I’d like to introduce myself and hopefully, I can do it well. My name is Camille Ludwig, but just call me Cami. I’m 29 years old, the 9th youngest out of 12 siblings, and currently in the process of enlisting for

Chasing Pins & Caps

I think a really important question each and every Legionnaire, rather, every person who volunteers, needs to ask themselves right at this moment is “why?” Why are you here? Why are you volunteering? At some point, regardless of where you sit now or how long you have been

An Introduction

I’m not done yet. Service is a gift that each of us gives to the world, one that makes us human and gives our lives true meaning. Every one of us who serves has a WHY, a deep-seated purpose, cause, or belief that is the source of our passion and inspiration. So why do I cont

Finding a new career

Transitioning into a new career field can seem overwhelming. You have to decide on what you even want to do, what you can do, what are you qualified to do, how can you get qualified or education to be marketable, college, trade, or certifications? There are so many questions and

Paul Knipe: An Introduction

Dear Reader, Thank you for allowing me to share my story with you. I will endeavor to bring truth, light, wisdom and a viewpoint to challenge you to want to know more. You may be wondering as to my perspective, my experience, and my heart. To sum up who I am in a short phrase

Following the Money ~ Justifying Term Limits

In my last blog, I made several points why congressional term limits are import to the future of our country. In my opinion, the money angle is the single largest reason why we have career politicians and why incumbents are nearly impossible to replace short of retirement or deat

Term Limits

Why It’s Time For Congressional Term Limits Our founding fathers saw the wisdom in creating a new type of government. One “Of the People, by the People, for the People”. I, along with 82% of American’s* feel that term limits have become a necessary vehicle to quay th

Life after the military … Can we still Serve?

Of course! It did not take too long after moving back home to Dallas/Fort Worth to receive my first phone call. A fellow shipmate, TD Smyer, sent me a note saying, “Hey Rudy, give me a call I need a SWO (Surface Warfare Officer) to help out at the non-profit the USS Fort Wort

What should we do while America is Burning?

I was chatting with a dear friend recently who expressed frustration about his kids’ future. “We raised them and did the best we could… now they have to figure it out, make their own decisions and navigate the world’s challenges.” Even when young people are raised