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Friday, November 21, 2008


Can I still be a Survivalist if I shave my legs?

This is mostly a post about what we are and what we aren’t. I for a long time, just referred to myself as prudent, prepared, “country” – whatever to keep me from labeling myself as a survivalist.

I couldn’t be one, I shave my legs – I wear makeup – I get pedicures – I have $150 jeans! But, alas – I am a survivalist….. And you know what? I am not alone. We are all around – some drive Mercedes and some drive Prius’. We live in neighborhoods with prissy gates, in downtown lofts, and we live on country estates, we even live in suburban sprawl (GASP). We vote Republican, Independent and Libertarian….And probably even Democrat (those Blue Dog Dems like my Grandpa and his gun). We are as different as can be…

What we do have in common is an uncommon determination to take care of ourselves and not depend on the Government and even the thought in the back of our minds that the Government may be the enemy. We LOVE our Country. And not just LOVE, many have served, and those that haven’t, we THANK PROFUSELY those that have. We read our Country’s history and know what our Constitution says. We listen to the hairs on the back of our necks and that feeling in our gut that tells us something is coming – that something wicked this way comes.

So I choose to embrace this label SURVIVALIST, much to the utmost horror of my first born teenager. I embrace the fact that to be a Survivalist is Biblical, prudent, Green, Charitable, Honorable, SMART….and all those other fabulous adjectives, YES, its FABULOUS too!

I intend to make being a Survivalist cool – I know, I know, it IS cool, but I mean, making it COOL to those that scoff when we talk about cans or nitrogen packed food or when they see our boxes of ammo in our Walmart cart. You see, the more cool it is, the safer everyone is – the more that are prepared, the less we have to carry our brother (although that is planned in my preparedness) – the safer our Constitution (not the Govt. The Govt. should be afraid of us because we WILL protect this Country and Constitution and we will convert more Survivalists and when we do – those boys (and chicks) in Washington will be looking for a job.)

So heres to us – SURVIVALISTS, let me be ashamed no more!

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