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Monday, May 18, 2015

The Time is Now

Many people read our blog for the garden, goat or chicken news. Some may want to know how to can vegetables, make cheese or have a more productive homestead. Some may be interested in radio communications, which is great. But I have to tell you, the reason we write this blog is to share the message that the time of preparation is almost past. The collapse is here. We are living in it's midst, trying to hang on to 'normal' as long as possible.

There are tremendous changes unfolding in our world. The beast has been loosed upon all of us, rich and poor, free and bond, regardless of location, culture, color or religion. There are so many news stories, blog articles and
economic statistical reports which indicate that huge, life changing
events are unfolding at an ever increasing pace across the globe. There are so many things happening that even if you just try to focus on one area like the economy, the racial tensions, the loss of freedoms, the out-of-control governments of the world, the war-like maneuverings of various countries around the globe, the gutting of our military, the thieving banking industry or the non-inflationary prices of food, you could spend all of your time just trying to keep up with one single area.


Frank is in the process of setting up a class to help some local folks get their ham radio license. But the real reason for the class is to bring together a group of people, that will be able to set up a communication
network around our small rural area. We are all rather spread out and the ability to communicate will be crucial when the cell phones don't work anymore, yes, anymore. In a few short weeks, Frank has met a number of men that openly discuss the coming collapse of our society in some form or fashion. Surprisingly, these men know that changes are coming, and coming quickly. This is the first time we have stepped out into the community to share our message. The time is now. The wolf is at the door.

The main emphasis of this class is how to set up radio communications systems whether they are FRS, GMRS, Walkie Talkies, CB, shortwave, ham radio, MURS, or combinations of these possibilities. They will be talking about survival radio communications. They will be setting up a way to keep our area informed of what is happening, who is coming down the road, who needs help, etc.

The timing of this class is very interesting as well. You see, Frank reads voraciously everyday he has a chance. There are well known, respected
individuals within the economic community that are pointing out the signs of impending death. And soon. There are many, many people that are concerned about the military and police 'exercises' that are happening around the country. There are more and more articles, blogs and news stories about unrest, riots and resistance throughout our country. There are more and more indications of terrorist activities world wide. Frank tried to start this class up earlier, but things just didn't come together. The timing wasn't right, but it appears it is now. The time is now.

If there is something you have wanted to do to better prepare yourself and your family for very difficult and uncertain times, the time is now. If you
have been wanting to learn a skill, take a class or start a garden so you will be better prepared for the stores to close, the time is now. If you have plans to relocate and your job or other obligations are not keeping you in place, the time is now. If you have the opportunity to form some kind of community group that can help look out for everyone when the wolf is at the door, the time is now.

Some folks are talking about the end times that are indicated in the Bible. I don't know if that time is now, and Christ told us that no one would know. But I do know that we were told to keep our lamps full of oil. To sow and reap. To store up in times of plenty to provide sustenance when times are lean. We've also been told that when a people or nation embrace all that is evil and shun what is good, that it would suffer the consequences of those choices. We have been warned that times will be hard, and get harder. We have also been told that he who is warned has the obligation to warn his neighbor.

Neighbor. This is your warning. The time is now. No more procrastinating. No more excuses. Don't turn your head and say it isn't so anymore. Everyone can feel the coming calamities. Everyone knows that things
are not right and getting worse everyday. Don't be one of those people that says, "I know things are bad and getting worse, but I just can't think about it, it upsets me." How much more upset do you think you will be if a collapse occurs, that you knew was coming, but you did nothing to prepare for it? Can you live with that? Probably not. For the simple fact that you will have prepared nothing with which to survive. Now is the time to face up to the reality that our world will no longer be recognizable as it is today, not very far away in our future. Now is the time to do all you can to be ready for that mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally. And, neighbor. Now that you have been warned, it is your duty to go and warn your neighbors. Even if they won't listen. It is your duty. 

We still get up every day, do the chores, and try to make our life a little better. A couple of days a week we try to share this life with you. Tomorrow is a new day, and we hope the banks will still be open, the stores will still have food on the shelves and we can continue trying to pretend that life is still 'normal'. But one day, things will change sharply, because they are changing every day. We will continue to do what we can to prepare for that day. Everyday. Because the time is now. Be ready. Be safe. Be careful. Be vigilant. Be blessed.

Until next time - Fern

26 comments:

  1. Still so much to do. Boy, I really wish I were nearer so I could learn about ham radios. Total dunce about such things....same with solar. I understand the concept, but not the nuts and bolts. Being old school, we have homesteaders skills. We meet more and more folks that are aware and are hunkering down and preparing for the worst. Still a lot of others that don't have a clue and don't care. Can't happen here in Amerika. Sigh.

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    1. Hi Tewshooz. It not only can happen in America, it is happening in America as we speak. It's going to continue happening at an accelerated pace.

      On the right hand side of the blog are some different categories. Check out Frank's Radio Communications. There may be some answers there that you are seeking.

      Keep your head down. This ride is just beginning.

      Frank

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    2. Tewshooz, You don't have to be "nearer" to learn about ham radio. If you have internet, google ARRL (American Radio Relay League) and QRZ (Hams call it AR Zed). You'll get plenty of info on ham radio, and what's going on with it in your area. Also; ask around. You'd be surprised at how many hams there are in even the smallest towns. Indeed; the father into the sticks you get, the more relevant ham radio becomes! A walkie-talkie, or "HT" hanging on a belt is a good sign that the wearer is a ham. Don't be afraid to ask. 99.9999% of hams are EAGER to share!

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  2. May Yahweh bless you and keep you safe thru this coming storm. I'm saddened by those who can't understand where we are quickly heading. But there are many that have heard and heeded the warnings and are preparing and praying.

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    1. Shannon, thank you, and may the Lord be with you also. There have always been people that couldn't hear, or didn't want to believe, for whatever reason. Be concerned about those, but don't let it get you down. Teach the ones that want to be taught. Take care.

      Frank

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    1. Amen to you, and thank you, Sandy.

      Frank

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  4. We so feel the same sense of urgency and after dealing with the new regulations that hit us with our land sale we are so worried we are running out of time. We thank God has led us to have done so much research and have made plans adaptable to many types of property. The ultra control by government and the psychological attack by the media with its misdirection and smoke screen tactics are worse all the time. Great post Fern...I so hope your words sink in to more of the borderline converted!

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    1. Hi, Fiona. When it is supposed to happen, it will happen. When this is final, you will be gathering at an accelerated rate, which is fine. But don't forget to factor in a certain percentage for mistakes and failures. Focus on the most important priorities first, and if you need to, stock pile resources for use at a later date. You may not have used a lot of propane before, but it doesn't expire. Again, factor in failure and don't fret over it. Thanks for including us in your loop.

      Frank

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  5. It is sort of like waiting for the other shoe to drop. I read about the escalating violence and the latest bid by those in charge to try to take away what few of our freedoms are left. And it seems that no matter what I say or what sort of example I try to set in my own preparedness, there are so many who just don't get it - or don't want to admit even to themselves that things just are not right. It is heart wrenching when it is family who would rather pretend all is well. I thank God every day for folks like you and Frank and others in Blogland who are like minded, for it is you who keep me grounded. But the most important part is that because of all of you, I know that I am not crazy for seeing the handwriting on the wall. And I am not alone. Blessings on you and thank you.

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    1. My feelings exactly. Thank you Frank and Fern!

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    2. Thank you, Vicki, nice comment. Vicki for many years Fern and I felt like we were alone. We seldom meet anyone in our non-blog world that is seriously preparing for a breakdown. Some scratch the surface a little bit, and some know that some type of hard time is coming. But I'm not sure who they think is going to help them, or if they truly understand the scope of what is actually coming. Like stated in another comment response, teach those that want to be taught, the rest, pray for. Thank you again.

      Frank

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    3. Karin, you are quite welcome, and thank you for reading the comments. There are lots of folks out there that have a pretty good idea what is coming. Well, Karin, it's time to go. We can hear thunder on the horizon.

      Frank

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  6. Your pigs are adorable! Sorry, I don't want to undermine the importance of your blog post but I immediately noticed your new header and had to smile.

    The idea of a radio class is excellent. I think folks who don't get it now, will. A network could be vitally important, as will be information and communication.

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    1. Leigh, thank you for the comment. I seem to have this obsession or passion to help people get ready with some type of communication, whether it's just listening or talking and receiving. I just have this strong urge to help people get prepared. I know this sounds strange, but I feel like this is God's purpose for me right now, so therefore, I'm going to do it.

      A different topic. I am not particularly wild about the pig idea, but there are things we live with and tolerate, because some of our loved ones also have passions or desires.

      One other topic. I'm also not wild about kefir either. But one of my close loved ones thinks that it is good for me.

      So I'd like to take this opportunity and thank you. Anything else you would like to share with us?

      Frank

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  7. Do not stop at your tech licence, with a bit more study a general will connect you to the world. QRZ..Com has wonderful resources and practice exams.Peace to all and keep prepping. George

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    1. Thank you, George. QRZ.com is one of the sites we reference frequently, along with ARRL and Ham Test Online. I used QRZ to get my Technician and Ham Test Online to get my General. For a hands on reference I use Romanchik. I am now using Ham Test Online to study for my Extra. Thank you for your input, come back anytime.

      73s, Frank

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    2. I used QRZ for my tech and Ham Test Online for my General. I have met the people behind Ham Test Online and they are very nice with a passion for helping people become Hams.

      Thanks, Frank, for all your posts on ham radio. I may not have purchased the same equipment as you, but your posts showed me what I needed to think about and evaluate for my needs. Now that I have my General, I am looking forward to all it opens up for me.

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  8. Thanks for the encouragement to continue. I really hope you are wrong. Back in 2012 I started getting the same feeling you have, of impending doom. In 2013 I had that terrible feeling on a daily basis for a while, and had to relax a little. We're never fully prepared for what might come, but it brings solace to begin to prepare - to give ourselves purpose and to be positive. This year I'm proud to say we planted our biggest garden ever, increased the size of our poultry operation and installed a small water collection system. When we started prepping we hoped the collapse would be a slow one (or things would get better). Things have not gotten better and many people are less than hopeful about what lies ahead. Keep fighting the good fight, thank you for sharing and see you on the flip side, my friends. - your southern neighbor in TX. :)

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    1. I hope I'm wrong, too. I hope tomorrow that the sun is going to shine and everybody that wants a job will have one. That they'll take all the stored military equipment back to the military bases, then the county and city police will just drive police cars again. I hope that our military also will quit preparing to assault American cities. I hope our schools take sex out of the classroom and replace it with the Lord's prayer. I hope that our congress someday will quit lying. I hope that someday Hillary will tell a true story. Yea, I hope I'm wrong, too.

      You sound like your preps are coming along well. Thank you for reading and thank you for the comment.

      Frank

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  9. hi.
    re; cell phones--the prophets saw the stars falling from the skies. i don't know what this is but if not meteors it might be the last gasp of communications satellites?
    what do you think?

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    1. Hi, Deborah. Interesting comment. I don't know what is falling from the sky, or what the prophets meant. And I'm not sure of the meaning of Chicken Little, either. But I am just about, almost, completely certain that a fall is coming, maybe not of Biblical proportion, but it's coming. Thank you.

      Frank

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  10. hi again.
    i think i started to get the feeling about 3 years ago, too, that we needed to be prepared.
    it is inevitable that a nation so steeped in sin cannot avoid God's chastisement forever.
    the souls of the unborn babies tortured to death, by the ripping off of their unanaesthetized limbs, have been calling out to God for vengeance, some of them for more than 40 years now .
    when the abortion issue was before the 'supreme' court i never dreamed it would result as it has. i firmly thought it was a no-brainer to come out in favor of life.

    i read a quote attributed to lily tomlin the other day, 'no matter how cynical you become, you just can't keep up.'.
    when you discover the evil in high places, and that is just the tip of the iceberg of which we have an occasional glimpse, it boggles the mind.
    what machiavellis we have unsuspected in our midst!
    they are the Devil's spawn for sure and only Jesus can protect us from them and their millions of witting and unwitting minions.
    i am always astounded how many willing workers the Evil One is able to field!!
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    God for more than 40 years now.

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    1. Hi Deborah, again. Can't disagree with anything you said. Fern and I are both astounded daily by the uncontrolled, open lying in all of our capital halls. They don't even try to hide it anymore. It's coming. Thank you again.

      Frank

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  11. We just recently happened upon a blessed happenstance with our own group where we found a group of like-minded individuals and we're all on the same page and trying to achieve the same goals. We have our HAM operator, and we're good to go except for the goats. It all happens for a reason.

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    1. It does all happen for a reason. Groups are going to be the only way that we are capable of any form of comfortable survival. But if I may take the liberty, groups also provide a place for a sinister person to remain anonymous. Always be careful what you share, because wolves come in all shapes and colors. Take care. Thanks for the comment.

      Frank

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