“You don’t convince humanity by showing them the facts, but by telling them a story. Music is just another way to tell a story.”
Thank you for tuning into the second edition of this particular series! This time around, we have a selection of bands, from the latest to the legends, that are still out there actually speaking truth to power through the voice of music, showing that yes: some bands are brave enough to do so. How did that sound? Glad you asked, and hope you have your smoke and drink on hand: play it on down below!
“Always listen to what your audience is telling you.”
And that’s what I am doing now: listening. The reason I started this particular series was for those of us that found ourselves in our homes and out of a place to go; a place where we could talk face to face with each other and gives updates on our particular issues and trade stories and notes back and forth. Has this programme finally stopped serving that purpose? Pour some bourbon and tune in down below to find out.
Despite all attempts to stop the rock alongside every other PC softnecks, the first installment of this particular series rolls on! Pair your finest chillable red alongside a decent cigar and tune in down below!
Getting as drunk as possible, technical issues out the gate, losing knives, New Zealand politics, and maaaybe some newer rock music? Join us for all of these #WinningNooooo situations and more, down below!
A rather new youtuber and member of the Instagram private chat is putting out his own content like it’s no tomorrow (well, until he gets banished), and I took some time to check it out for myself, even joined a few of his broadcasts. What’s my take on his particular program? Listen for yourself, and have a decent supply of booze handy: you’re gonna need it!
“People don’t reject you, they inform you they are not worth your time.”
Welp, one of my sponsor’s “higher ups” told him to banish me from his program, and although I enjoyed listening let alone being a part of it at times, I have to respond in kind. Who joins The Gary And Dino show to actually come off of my list? Listen to that and much more, down below.
A client of AssholeConsulting.com asked Cappy about his preferred 5 styles of martial arts, and after revealing he only worked with what I can guess was the BJJ side of jujitsu, I decided to do my own take since I actually know more than 5 styles off asswhuppins. BullRush (etsy.com/shop/LazarusRazors) also joins the chat and gives his experience from the USMC side of hand to hand combat. Did we give the answers Cappy reached out for? For whatever reason the show isn’t showing up on the channel Bacon Comments, so here’s the direct link, down below!
So Morgan of RoguePreparedness.com wrote an article about how maybe the material my ancestors picked for hers might not be your death knell in literally Hitler every environment scenario you may find yourself in, and possibly like her popcorn video she might’ve taken a little… Heat.
“… I’ll see myself out.”
But it inspired me, as someone who may or may not have survived a month car camping in one of the highest elevation ski countries in the world in sub zero temperatures using just that material to keep warm, to write a response, and after asking her permission to use her bullet points to give context to what was a response to them, I thought I’d make it a standalone post. For starters, here is her original article:
“If that’s not a face you can trust… tell me, who hurt you, and what was her AWALT name?”
All caught up? Good. And while you’re at it, hopefully this gives context to the kind of work she does on her website, her YouTube channel Rogue Preparedness, and both her insta @RoguePreparedness and especially her twitter @RoguePrepared, where you will find out about things such as shortages in toasters firsthand amongst other helpful information. Now here is my response, complete with the original points. Thanks for taking the time to read, and as always: stay ready, keep it tactical, and above all else… Be Chaos my friends.
“Wow, so much to unpack here, so I’ll leave the jokes for twitter.
For starters, I’ve heard the term “cotton kills” before but never really took it seriously: only took it as prepper tough talk. A quick background check: I’m from LA, which ain’t known for it’s abundance of snowfall. Guess what I’ve soaked in water during heat waves for the very reason Morgan pointed out! Aside from that, it’s pretty lightweight fabric and not a danger to your wallet that could go to other things you might need, like a water filter if you’re in LA and the only source you have is tap (DO NOT drink the tap water in LA unless you have no other option).
“Always have water available. – It doesn’t matter if you’re just leaving the house for a moment, take a bottle of water with you. People don’t take drinking water seriously. I’ve seen people carrying around only a 20oz bottle of water for a 3 mile hike in 100+ degree weather. That just won’t cut it! Water is life.”
1. Unholy hell is she not wrong about that point: even on the last trip I took with members of Team Let Em Burn out of the 4 of us I’m sure I drank more water then the other 3 combined. Want a good health tip that’s free? DRINK YOUR F***ING WATER. To give an example, I’m 6’2″, 180-185ish, and even sedentary I drink about half a gallon. I’ve had clients that thought more than 2 glasses a day was overdoing it. Trust me: even if you’re not thirsty, your water is better in than out.
“Wear sunscreen. – Protect your skin. A sun burn can last for days and be far more painful than the few minutes it takes to put on sunscreen.
2. This is true in a prevention sense, and if you’re prone to getting sunburns (like I was, more on that in a moment) those could lead to cracks in the skin, something you don’t want in a survival situation. If available and permissive, you do have the option of wearing sleeves and hats, which you don’t exactly need gortex grade material to block UVA. And both are far more important the higher up in elevation you are: much less atmosphere for the radiation to travel through. That said, there’s a dietary side to this: despite my skin colour (much darker than Morgan) and area I grew up in (hey, who says having air you can see doesn’t have it’s advantages? Pretty sure the smog helped block UVA, the damaging radiation of sunlight), I was actually very prone to sunburns. After I changed my diet, I haven’t had to wear it since. Main culprit? Vegetable/seed oils. There are many reasons to cut that stuff out of your diet (it literally will kill you for starters), but it being a catalyst for your skin getting damaged by sunlight is one of them, and by the way, sunlight is the best way for you to get your vitamin d, which is if I have to tell you why that’s important, contact me offline.
“Wear a hat. – Keep shade on your face and/or neck with a nice hat.”
3…. Well, she covered hats, no pun intended. I’m partial to sombreros, but I’m 1/4 Mexican, fight me. By the way, it’s just as important to protect your eyes: I’m particularly sensitive to blue shifted light (sunlight) so I have to wear shades anyway, but if you can, get polarised lenses: much more effective without having to be as dark, and helps preserve your night vision. I’m partial to mirrored aviators, again, fight me.
“Consume electrolytes. – When you sweat, you’re losing precious electrolytes, so replenish them with a drink or powder.”
4. I just relearned this lesson: get your electrolytes. Spent the hottest weekend of the year hand scraping 10 year old paint off the southern side of my buddy’s barn with no cloud cover (northern hemisphere=southern sun). Had to spend about 10 minutes on the side of a highway fighting off ab cramps. Had plenty of water, but forgot the electrolytes. Fun fact: bananas are know for their potassium, but guess what has twice the amount per gram? If you guessed bacon, you win a prize, and also more sodium which is an unfairly demonised electrolyte.
“Move slow & stay in the shade as much as possible. – Shade is your friend. Or better yet, get some AC.”
5. Good advise: though I’m partial to window fans which actually circulates air, unless you can filter and seal off everything else this is a major disadvantage during “burn this motherf***er down” season, ask my former… bedroom buddy who had AC how she knows (AC has built in air filters). To add to this, if in a survival situation, on top of what Morgan said, try to keep your mouth shut, not because you’re avoiding baddies, but because when you talk and breathe through your mouth, you exhale what could be vital water.
“Make sure kids and pets are drinking water. – Kids won’t take their own hydration seriously, so make sure you’re always offering them water. And always have water available for pets.”
7. Also your buddies even if they might be health nuts, see #1. Also unless there’s running water somewhere, your pets don’t have the ability to get their own water, and they can be life savers in a fight or flight situation: make sure they’re ready to do battle alongside you. They can also be trained to help hunt, as BullRush (etsy.com/LazarusRazors) has pointed out before.
“Wear light clothing. – Darker colors tend to absorb heat.”
8. Agreed, both colour wise and material. Also if it’s lightweight it packs better.
“Prepare your home for hot weather. – Open your windows at night and keep blackout curtains over your windows during the day.”
9. Agreed, especially if you live in an area prone to rolling blackouts (care to guess where?). A couple of other things: 1. Have screens available: you don’t want mosquitoes or other bugs coming in. 2. If you can, make use of any local wind patterns: my old place in Inglewood had what’s known as Santa Ana winds that moved west to east, and I was able to use certain windows to flow though the house. And again, if permissible, window fans.
“Consume hydrating foods. – Hydrating foods can be anything from watermelon, strawberry, celery, tomatoes, cantaloupe, cucumbers, etc.”
10. Ixnay on the nightshades and the cantaloupe for me (mildly allergic to the latter, and have my own nutrition reasons for the former), but she’s not wrong: those can not only be good hydration sources, but both can be good electrolyte and vitamin sources (watermelon in particular), and also morale boosters given they can be quite tasty; never underestimate mood boosters.
As an aside since she brought it up: I personally have overstocked on all the permethrin and picaridin I can legally own. Reason? Aside from mosquitoes which apparently like how I taste no matter where I go, I am terrified of Lone Star ticks. I know there more of an East Coast thing and I’m in the North West, but I don’t care: I’m not taking any chances. I spray literally every piece of gear down in every outing I go on, and those sprays don’t hurt your gear and are usually odorless within a few hours.
Final thoughts: this is a good article, and one reason I like Morgan is because she brings up things most other “prepared” people don’t talk about. Everything has it’s own application: I don’t wear my wool socks everyday because I ain’t battling Minnesota weather everyday, and let’s face it: cotton is both comfy and cheap, and if it really comes down to it you can always swap it out. One more thing I think might be relevant: the last month I lived in June Lake I camped out in my car. June Lake is 7,600 feet above sea level. It was October and snow was already on the ground. Guess what I used to keep warm at night. Hey, did you win another prize?
“Looks like this one did actually she might have the best idea out of all of us I think I’ll do her insides a favour and join her wait what was the question?”
Finally took a much needed vacation and picked up NickSchulaner.com to go to Mormon City for the MasculineGeek.life Village By The Lake. With over 3 days to spend including the meet up, how did it go? Given I’m posting this afterward I survived, so hear how it all went down below!