You must be really bored to have read through this. So, what's with this site? Well, it started as a personal collection of survival/prepping related sites, links, downloads and all that in anticipation of a SHTF situation (from the practical job loss and no money all the way up to nuclear war). That's still the point with the only difference being, today, I actually want to help YOU achieve the same level of preparednes zen. Once you're prepared and I mean truly as prepared as you can be, you'll shrug your shoulders and carry on business as usual with most setbacks.
This site is as off the radar as it can be, meaning there are very few SEO's and there's no connection to any of the big tech's tracking mechanisms. If you're here, it wasn't because some search engine pointed you in our direction. You're probably here because a) someone told you about it or b) you've seen some reference to it on social media.
Speaking of social media, please notice that there are no links to the usual social media sites anywhere to be found. It'll stay that way too. Social media is a platform exclusively for the left and has become an echo chamber. No one affiliated with this site has time for that. You're free to share whatever you want on whatever platform you prefer but we have opted to gracefully bow out of Babylon.
There are no ads on this site because hell will freeze over before I let advertisers on some corporate board dictate what I can and cannot post. I also will not bow to the irrational demands of 'social injustice' nor will I throw up banners in solidarity with any special interest group. I will not ask permission to exist nor will I even cast a glance in the direction of those with power. I (we) owe them nothing. This site isn't dependent on advertiser revenue. If you want to crowd-source and help pay for it -- awesome. It's not an expectation nor will it ever be. I will keep this going for as long as I can with or without help from anyone.
Keep in mind that our goal is to promote self-sufficiency in any way that we can which sometimes involves uncomfortable conversations. We can't have uncomfortable conversations with anyone if we have to get permission to speak. To that end and this is directed at all things big tech/advertisers, keep your money. Remember, half the reason they want to silence people is so that you and I are as unprepared as possible. That way, you'll be dependent on their 'programs' and will, by default, be as obedient as you have to be in order to eat. That's not us. We're not controllable and with enough practice, you won't be either.
If YOU (the little guy, the home town business, the independent book writer, the woman who crafts unique goods and it is geared toward survival and prepping) want to sell something, we can discuss it but please keep in mind that I will never allow anything illegal, pornographic or illicit in any way. If I won't let Google advertise here, what would make you so special? I have incredibly limited space where such an ad would go but the answer is always 'no' until you ask.
Somewhere on this site is a file library so that you can upload your PDF's, advertise your e-book on survival related content and download your own survival library too. To be honest, I just wanted a central place to find usable info without the ads and pop-ups. I cannot nor will I accept responsibility for any of them. Use them at your own risk.
If you should find one that is dated, dead wrong or just poorly formatted, let me know and I will pull it from the library. If you want to upload your own survival / preparedness / how-to PDF, create a post in the appropriate forum. I will review it and if it matches what we're looking for, I'll add it giving you full credit. Remember, this is a "file share" component that is designed for PDF's only. We cannot nor will we allow any other format at this time.
Forums Terms of Service
Now that Parler has been kicked off the internet and most 'news' sites limit commentary, it's obvious that there needs to exist a place where people can discuss current events, politics, preparedness plans and all that without being harassed by big tech and their cronies. I don't care where you fall on the political spectrum, what you look like or if you believe in the Easter Bunny. That's on you. Once upon a time, in an alternate universe far far away, people used to be able to "agree to disagree" and leave it at that. Well, that ship has sailed. We're now fully engaged in a culture war where censorship and the thought police have full control over most internet content.
I said 'most' for a reason. I'm sure you've heard of the term "dark web" before. Well, technically, this site would constitute "dark web" but not for any nefarious reasons. The simple truth behind the nomenclature is that 'dark web' implies that a website is dark because it can't be seen by search engines. If you're here, you're probably here because you heard it about it from someone else. I've done astonishingly little to promote or advertise this site or anything on it and for good reason. I have limited SEO's attached to any of these pages. In truth, I don't want to be found. I want like-minded to find us and in so doing, eventually have rational discussions in an environment affectionately dubbed 'the conservative safe space'.
My fight with Big Tech began MANY years ago. Sometime after the initial rounds of battle, I came to the realization that Big Tech (social media of all kinds) will someday act as a thought police and that public humiliation is the new public hanging. For the record, I do have a facebook account but if you know me -- you know that it is 100% memes. I do this to clog the system with nonsense. I also hope to send the message that you cannot take social media seriously and that once upon a time, we all had a healthy respect for privacy. You can comb over every bit of my facebook journey and you'll see nothing but memes for this reason. I did try to create a facebook page for this site but I never really did anything with it -- it may even still be functional, I really don't know. I do post interesting articles from time to time on an infrequent basis.
We live in a 'digital age' and as such, people have lost site of basic social skills. You see, in order for free speech to work, we all have to adhere to the same principals of socially acceptable behaviors. When we started spending more time in front of computers and less time directly interacting, socially acceptable behavior was re-defined. Today, words typed on a screen now define who we are as people without the abstract notions of tone, intention and or poor vocabulary. Ah, the good old days of having some kind of control over what comes out of your mouth with the expectation that whomever you're speaking to will also have some kind of control over their reaction. Yeah, that ship has sailed. We're well past that. In order for THESE forums to work, I need you to remember that.
If you're going to use the forums, please understand that with that pesky day job, I don't have the time to babysit the comments or commenters. I do make an attempt, at least once a day, to comb over anything new. Should there be an obvious "controlled opposition" post, I will screenshot it and move it to the 'infiltrators' tab or quarantine the comment for further review -- you decide the commenter's fate with a simple up/down vote. I'll let the public decide if they are or are not serious, an infiltrator or just an idiot with an unpopular idea. Either way -- I'm not responsible for what the public at large says nor will I remove a comment because I disagree with it. It's time that we all put on our big boy/girl panties and simply move on to the next post if a post is offensive and or deliberately inflammatory. I'll get to it when I can.
We do have moderators but, like me, they work a lot. Everything they do is voluntary but they know what is expected of them in terms of when to move a comment or flat out delete an idiot.
Basic Forum Rules
1) Absolutely no porn. No porn whatsoever.
2) No selling of anything but e-books. If you want to advertise, you can email me and we can discuss it.
3) No deliberately inflammatory statements. Don't use obvious words that are going to get you banned anywhere else.
4) Keep privacy in mind when you post here. We don't want your info but big brother just might.
5) I'll keep this thing going as long as I can. Consider chipping in to donate to help keep it free.
6) If you're easily offended or fall into the "snowflake" category, please be advised that no one will coddle you here. If you post on these forums, you need to have thick enough skin to withstand (*gasp*) other people's opinions.
7) ALL of these rules are subject to change with or without notice.
Groups are meant to provide a quasi-private place to share ideas, discuss current events and help each other with SHTF prepping, survival and of course, maintaining our sanity in these crazy times. There are some groups that require exclusivity. I don't believe in open borders so save it for the ACLU if you have a problem with this. I'll schedule a time to give a shit later.
Feel free to make your own group as long as it follows all the same rules that would be expected of you anywhere else. I believe it used to be called Common Sense but if common sense were common, more people would live accordingly. I don't have the time to dive into your group and babysit the content. When or if I do see a problem, you'll be the 2nd to know.
If you're going to use the Barter/Trade Group, make sure you read this first: https://support.wix.com/en/article/wix-payments-restricted-and-prohibited-products-and-services
This site is in a perpetual state of evolution. As it grows (if it grows), many features may change with or without notice.