NATION MAKERS ©

Howard Pyle’s 1903 painting The Nation Makers is an image of a mass of humanity surging forward, that mass is composed of identifiable individuals, as in all wars and battles. None of these individuals turn and looking out at us the viewers, instead they are all moving forward into their future. That concentrated action gives us hope that we too will bear our responsibilities honorably. ~ The Rockwell Center

Over the past months I have given a lot of thought to what citizenship means in America today and I have come to realize that with that statement on Howard Pyle’s The Nation Makers, The Rockwell Center captures the very essence of what I have come to realize is the foundation of what makes America great.

With this perspective as the backdrop, it is with great pride and hopefulness that I am announcing the Nation Makers initiative.

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A FRIENDLY VISIT SHOWS EVERYONE CAN HOMESTEAD

We recently visited our friend Gary at his home and it didn’t take long after arriving before I was pleasantly reminded of just how interesting visiting Gary can be. You see, Gary is like us in that he has chosen to do all he can to wrestle back some control of his life back from the system by doing whatever he can to build resilience into his every day life by embracing the homesteading lifestyle at every opportunity, including making his own whiskey. That’s right. I’m talking about whiskey.

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PRACTICAL TACTICAL NAMED A ‘TOP PREPPING RESOURCES’ WEBSITE

Happy To Survive has named Practical Tactical among the top 250 prepper websites with top prepping resources on the interwebs marking the second time we have been ranked among the best in the business when it comes to helping you and yours become more prepared for whatever may come down the road.

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The BOLT Concept

Simply put, the BOLT Kit is the realization of the vision of what we believe the bug out bag should be. The difference between every other bug out bag you’ve ever heard of and the BOLT Kit is a focused relocation philosophy that is underpinned by a plan, the gear and a skill set necessary to make it a success. This is the BOLT concept.

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WEATHER PREPAREDNESS: OBSERVE YOUR WORLD

Have you ever considered what role the weather could play after a disaster or in a long term survival situation? It could be the difference between life and death. I wanted to share a few ideas on tools and concepts that will help you better understand the weather, and why it’s important to round out your complete preparedness plan.

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It’s not the fall that gets you….

It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s the sudden change of direction at the bottom. Read through to find out what I think you can do today to soften the landing.

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But when it’s you…..

  It is an unfortunate fact that police involved shootings have dominated the headlines for the better part of the last year. Each is awful and tragic because a human life has been lost. The common theme in the aftermath that annoys me to no end is that there is …

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THE COLLAPSE IS HERE!

The Perseid Collapse and the associated apocalypse that comes to us from the mind of Steven Konkoly, that is. And the really good news is that it’s widening! Konkoly invites us inside the collapse as he brings The Perseid Collapse Series to Amazon’s Kindle Worlds on February 3, 2015. What …

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Practical Prepping: No Apocalypse Required — A REVIEW

  We are honored to share a review of Practical Prepping: No Apocalypse Required that comes from our friend from the Great White North, Prepper Nurse.  I am thrilled that the essence of what we were attempting to accomplish came across and so appreciate PN taking the time to share …

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