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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Obligatory New Years Post

It is New Years Eve. A good time to reflect on the last year and look forward the next year. I pretty much covered the tangibles of buying this or that in the New Years Resolutions piece so no need to rehash that. I got PRK corrective eye surgery which is pretty awesome. We recently got a new dog.

This year we ran a Fighting Load Contest. You can see the all the entries here. That was our second big winter contest. It ended up running piece mil till the summer. In some ways I was quite happy with it and for a variety of reasons I was not so pleased about some parts of it. You might note it is now winter and I have not said anything about a contest this year. Well that is because we are not doing one. Maybe next year.

Overall at the blog not a whole lot changed. Generally that is a good thing as I am pretty happy about where it is at. Stalled out on the book writing efforts but no use crying over spilled milk.

The first half of last year was weird in a lot of ways which threw some things off. That made me miss a CSAT Combat Handgun class which really bummed me out. Also that fundamental uncertainty shaped all manner of plans and goals in different ways.

It was yet another year without a super grid down collapse. Giving further credence to putting at least some of our preparedness time/ money/ efforts into more practical and less sexy areas like saving money, paying down debt, etc. (HT to Commander Zero who pointed this out.) While those risks exist we should not focus on things that MIGHT happen at the risk of ones that ACTUALLY happen.

As to next year:

Politically/ etc-

Interestingly in 2000 the CIA made some predictions for 2015. 

Since the Rep's will own both the house and senate any additional gun control measures at the national level are DOA. However with President Obama's current YOLO stance on executive orders who knows what might happen. Off the top of my head likey targets would be importation of blatantly non sporting (military pattern rifles, ammo, etc) weapons as well as interpretation of various statutes on questionable letter of the law items like bum fire stocks, AR pistol accessories, etc could happen. I generally rate these as unlikely. The biggest pressure against freedom will come from liberal big money backing local initiatives at the state (and major city/ county) level.

It will become increasingly clear that our current 'recovery' is either A) entirely a figment of our imagination or B) best case only benefiting a small number of people who are very wealthy or in specific sectors.


Work on relationships. Put effort into the ones which already exist and maybe try to start some new ones with people who bring value to my (our) life.

Be more intentional about my use of time (and to a lesser degree money) towards my priorities. Also look at my self identified priorities and how they do/ do not measure up to my actions to figure out of I need to adjust self identified priorities or stop screwing around and make stuff happen.

Get back to where I want to be physically. Things got off track and I was never really able to get back to the right course. This year one of my biggest goals is to fix that.

Cook more. We have pretty traditional gender roles, in no small part because I work and Wifey stays at home with the kids. Still I find cooking relaxing and generally enjoy doing it.


I will address this a lot more specifically in my upcoming New Years Resolutions post. Honestly it should be called 'Annual Goals' but at this point I'm going to stick with the name/ format. My broad goals are to build an AR pistol, buy some .308, 5.56, 12 gauge and 9mm ammo, beef up our fuel storage and round out some odds n ends. As to food I need to do a real inventory then look to fill the holes which come up.


Better allocate my efforts in terms of posts. Do 1-2 more in depth posts with pictures, etc instead of 3 ish medium sized ones. Total post frequency won't likely change and worst case it would slip from roughly 1.3 posts a day ave to 1.1ish.

Build new relationships with different entities (blogs, companies, forums etc) for collaboration, fun, growth and profit.

Maximize passive income.

Anyway that is where I plan on going with this coming year. What are your plans?

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top Posts To Close Out The Year

Had a New Years Eve post planned but the day got away from me. Now it's 9:26 and it looks like I'll be writing a New Years Day post. Wanted to bring you the top posts of 2014 based on stats but blogger only seems to offer all time, monthly, weekly and daily totals so you only get this month and all time.

Top Posts This Month:

Oct 29, 2013, 18 comments

All Time Posts:

Jul 12, 2009, 9 comments

Jun 14, 2013, 12 comments

Dec 10, 2013, 14 comments

Aug 11, 2010, 11 comments

From today's data the blog's had 2,311,161 page views. Thank you all for doing your part in making this place what it is. Have a fun and safe New Years

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Emails and Comments May Not Be Answered Promptly

Posts are scheduled through the end of the year so do not fear a disruption on that front. However my monitoring of email and reading/ replying to comments may not be timely. We have some family holiday stuff going on and honestly I might just take a little break since this thing is on auto pilot for a bit more than a week.

Merry Christmas and I hope you all have some fun, wholesome stuff planned.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pleased to Announce Our Newest Advertiser JRH Enterprises

JRH Enterprises is an awesome company I am thrilled to welcome to the Total Survivalist team. They are probably best known for higher end products like PVS 14 3rd Gen Night Vision and DBAL I2 IR Lasers (both of which I own. Got my NOD from them and reviewed it here. Also my thoughts on the combo.) and the FLIR Scout I have a serious case of gear lust over.

However they do offer a wide variety of products that appeal to a variety of needs and budgets. Their AR500 body armor combo is a heck of a deal. More to follow on that particular piece of kit. Anyway I am happy to be working with this excellent company. You should check out their site and consider them when making a purchase.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Note: Correspondences and Due Out's

Over the next few days I may be slow about responding to emails and completing various due out's. Please bear with me.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Admin Note- Save It If You Want It

Hey, I am going to be doing some more admin and formatting type stuff on the blog in the near future. If there are older articles (say past a year) that you want I would recommend saving them in the next few days. Cannot promise much on availability after that.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Go To The New Place

In life you have to leave the nest eventually and in honestly the blog has been been the relatively together guy with an OK job who still lives at home for a little too long. So today was move out day.

Please update links on your site(s), favorites preferences, etc all to reflect the new location. The blog will stay up and visible at the current location for a transitional period of maybe a month or so but please go to the new place.

I hope the transition is smooth but minor bumps in the road are almost inevitable. If you have any issues please let me know.

Happy top level URL day!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Check Ya Later

Over the next few days posting may be light. Depending on events and spotty internet I may be late responding to emails or comments. Got a post in the cue for tomorrow but don't expect a lot till after the New Year.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Solo Stove Give Away

I am pleased to announce that we are going to give away a Solo Stove. Leave a note in the comments section if you would like to be entered into the give away. Only contest entries from registered google (or I think there is a wordpress work around) who "follow" this blog are going to be counted. This is a shameless ploy for regular users who sign in as a guest then leave a name to get off their duff's and sign up to help boost the blog's stats. Signing up for an account is not hard. Obviously like any free online account you could hypothetically put incomplete information that in no way relates to your actual info. So Joe Smith who is 26 could be Tog Flio who is 25 with a different birthday. For those worried about tracking I would submit that 1) It's quite unlikely that anyone is looking at you and 2) If they are going to sites and leaving "anonymous" comments vs signing into google to do the same will not change their search patterns.

I am also pleased to mention the new larger Solo Stove Titan. It's like the original Solo Stove but bigger.  While I haven't had a chance to figgle with one yet I think it would be great for small groups or more of a semi permanent type camp.

So anyway if you want a Solo Stove just say so. The winner will picked on Thursday. The winner will have 48 hours to send their shipping address to or an alternate winner will be selected.

Edited to include:
At least one person wanted to play but strongly objected to getting a google account of any type. Aside from the forest and the trees discussion if you think google is the devil but MSN/ gmail/ yahoo/ whatever is totally safe I would submit you are fooling yourself. That set aside I wanted to give readers maximum options to play. Based on that.....

I will also accept entries if they hot link (click and it goes, not copy then paste into the box up top) to my blog by it's name and the contest elsewhere on the web (another blog, forum, etc whatever) and in their anonamous entry include a link back to that post. 

So what they post would look elsewhere would be something like this
Check out Total Survivalist Liberterian Rantfest. They are running a cool contest for a Solo Stove.  

The entry comment for the contest would look like 
"Hey, I want to win the stove. Here is the link to my post elsewhere -Hoss"

So if an anon/ non google follower comment includes a link to a post elsewhere with those (or similar) hot links it will count. Otherwise it will not. To answer the inevitable question, yes you can enter with a google account AND an anon comment to a post elsewhere.

So now everybody who is slightly motivated and willing to help my site grow, if just out of greed, can enter contests.

Hope that helps folks have a chance to participate.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Walking Dead and Random Thoughts

Life is busy these days. Also for the first time in awhile I have a commute. This means going home after PT before work or for lunch is not practical. So basically I leave home at 0530 and get home at 1830 (6:30pm) which makes for long days.

Somebody asked about The Crunch in a comment recently.  I'm working on it. Had a setback but am almost back to the same place page wise. Honestly it's a lot better than the first version of those chapters which is good. Currently writing chapter 7. I think the first book will end somewhere between chapters 12-18 depending on how things crack out. Haven't got close enough to worry too much about it yet. Realistically at a chapter a week I'll have something ready to go to kindle press in the December-January time frame.

In hindsight I probably overestimated my ability to get a book done based on my school lackadaisical work schedule and the family being at home; the combination of which left me with a lot of time to write.

Watched the first episode of season 4 of The Walking Dead. With some new blood and additional firepower the group has got a lot more survivability. This is good as I am pretty bored of Rick putting the last 1-2 rounds of ammo into his sweet 6" stainless Colt Python for the 40th time.

While watching The Walking Dead it occurred to me first that I wished I had a big awesome zombie killing knife and shortly thereafter that I do in fact own one. It's a pretty awesome blade I'm happy to own. Cutting wood, slicing up meat or maybe chopping into Zombie heads, that knife is awesome.

Max has an interesting discussion going on about Battle Belt concept of use and setup over at his place.

Anyway I am bored of writing so it's time to wrap this up. Hope you all have a great tomorrow.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Formatting Warning

Going to do some layout/ formatting stuff. Sorry in advance for any glitches or oddities in the next bit.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Busy Day and Gun Selling

Had a long day at work today. On the plus side I ended up getting the 200 rounds of 9mm (Win white box) needed for upcoming training @ 30 cents a round. After that ended up selling my 30'06. That puts me out of the caliber. Think it's just temporary. Will probably own another one, albeit in a different configuration, sooner or later. Time will tell.

Well anyway I've been slacking a little bit lately. Put some much needed admin energy to the blog. Efforts at work have been draining me mentally. Will put out something good for tomorrow.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Admin Request to Close Out EDC Contest.

Zombie Guy #10 please contact me to get your copy of The Blighted by Archer Garrett. The rest of the winners info has been passed to the sponsors. I will get the wildcard together and out shortly. 

Again big thanks to the the advertisers who made this contest possible:
LPC Survival
Camping Survival
and Archer Garrett 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Personal Note

H, I received the letter. Will get to the bank then post office either this afternoon or tomorrow. Somehow or another I will tell you when that is done. Would have sent this in an email but my account is wonky today.


Thursday, January 31, 2013

My Interwebz is Wonky Today

It seems to be toying with me working one second and not the next. As such I am not going to put a lot of energy into a post that might get eaten. Should be back to our normal scheduled ramblings tomorrow.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

New Pages and Formatting Changes

I gave the blog a bit of long overdue attention. Also I did something that has been in my head for a couple weeks. I put together pages for the Thoughts on Insurgencies Series and Guerrilla War stuff and another for fitness (a link to my other blog). While the Thoughts on Insurgencies Series already existed this will make it easier to find them. Hopefully you enjoy the new changes. Please let me know if you are having issues with seeing things on different platforms, with dead links or whatever.

Have a nice day,

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fitness Conversation is Migrating

My various ramblings on fitness will now be conducted at Work Out Plan. Also I will keep track of workouts and various other fitness metrics there. It is going to be apolitical and entirely fitness oriented. The only real overlap with this blog, aside from the schmo who writes both, will be that it is my take on preparing yourself physically for all manner of challenges that life as a soldier or potentially a survivalist or guerrilla could include.

The format will be regular posts of exercise I have conducted and intermittent ramblings on philosophies of fitness, setting up a program and tips/ tricks. I will not spend much time there to be honest just enough to jot down whatever happened that day and occasionally some writing so please do not expect anything huge.

Figured you all might want to know. Go there if you want or not.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Admin Note: RSS Feed

Hey All, If you want to follow our RSS feed here it is Feel free to put it on your site or whatever.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Gmail Bankrupcy

Hi All, I've been catching up on a few admin tasks here. I am officially declaring email bankrupcy on my gmail account. I switched to the yahoo ( some time ago and tried to keep up with the gmail also for awhile. In any case I am not going to even try to sift through the 1k plus emails most of which are junk. If you need to contact me please do it via Thanks,
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