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For OUR Veterans

For all of OUR Veterans AND their families who stand behind US Thank you for your service.

A NEW CHRISTMAS POEM

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.

I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.

I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.

NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.

FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
SILENT, ALONE,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.

THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.

WAS THIS THE HERO
OF WHOM I’D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

I COULDN’T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.

THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
“SANTA DON’T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;

I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON’T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS.”

THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN’T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.

I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD NIGHT’S CHILL.

I DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.

THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, “CARRY ON SANTA,
IT’S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE.”

ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
“MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.”

This poem was written by a Marine. The
following is his request. I think it is reasonable……

PLEASE. Would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many people as
you can? Christmas will be coming soon, and some credit is due to our U.S.
service men and women for our being able to celebrate these
festivities. Let’s try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe.
Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed
themselves for us. Please, do your small part to plant this small seed.

According to some statistics we lose 22 Veterans a DAY to suicide…. Reach out to our Brothers AND Sisters in arms to sustain them in their trials and tribulations. Share this Veterans Crisis Line number with them or make the call in their stead to get them help 1-800-273-8255 press 1 OR go on line to VeteransCrisisLine.net — this info was copied from a blue dog tag that I picked up at the VA Hospital a few weeks ago.

May God Bless You and Have A Great Day

eclipse update 1

UPDATE 0900 local

according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol just a bit ago on the radio reports that I 25 traffic is backing up and that NORTH bound folks should use alternate routes… which there are NOT many. The heavy traffic started about 0300 local time [ about 0900 UTC] ….. advice is to make sure you have plenty of gas along with shelf stable food and water in case it takes you HOURS to get to the next town or if you have to spend the night in your car because it WILL be a mad house after the eclipse.. watch for increase in crime against property AND people ….

cross ref http://www.preparesurvivethrive.us/eclipse-2017/

Monthly Preps 2

Review the first month list at http://www.preparesurvivethrive.us/monthly-preps-1/

Month 2 [per person]

Food storage
25# of corn or corn meal, 10# of jam, 5# each of baking powder & soda, ½ lbs yeast, 32 oz apple cider vinegar with live mother 2 each,
BOBs
Put $10-20 from each payday in ones or fives in your kits. Gather 2 week supply of water in 2L coke bottles,

Your basics & BEYOND
assess the dangers & build your emergency plan

http://www.preparesurvivethrive.us/comms-part-1/
http://www.preparesurvivethrive.us/convalescent-care/

Ready? Or Not, Things WILL Happen = Quick start survival guide
// series
http://www.amazon.com/Ready-Not-Things-WILL-Happen/dp/1496022947/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395604161&sr=1-1&keywords=Richard+Calton

Please share with your friends
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Fall back 2016

Well folks it is that time of year again to change the clocks an hour AND change the batteries in your smoke / fire alarms this weekend.

Given that the national election is coming up Tuesday and all the talk on the news about possible terrorist attacks maybe on Monday it may be a good idea to top your fuel tanks off this weekend as well and get other stuff ready and done before hand. Some of the schools plan to be closed on Tuesday in case stuff happens during the elections.

Will stuff happen this week? Heck if I know, BUT it is best to be ready and not need it than not be ready and have something go wrong.

http://www.preparesurvivethrive.us/russia-current-event/

http://www.preparesurvivethrive.us/comms-part-1/

http://www.preparesurvivethrive.us/convalescent-care/

British Isles Travel Night

This is a good way to explore places for relocation or bugging out to….

Castles and Cruises Travel
Proudly Presents
British Isles Travel Night

Join us to learn about travel to Ireland and the United Kingdom

We will have information on some great trips –
including a new one created exclusively for Castles and Cruises Travel!
It will be small groups, more attractions than most tours and is sold exclusively by us.

Learn:
How to get a refund after your trip
Why you should take a Selfie
Travel Tips
Some Fun Facts
Enter to win a prize

Join us at one of these locations:

Date Time Location
Sept 21 7:00 PM Sandlots of Salem, 9251 Antioch Road (Hwy 83), Salem, WI 53168
Sept 28 6:00 PM Ironwood Chophouse, 20715 Durand Ave (Hwy 11), Union Grove, WI 53182
Oct 5 6:00 PM Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 S. Howell Ave, Oak Creek, WI 53154
Oct 12 6:00 PM Dover Inn, 1909 North Beaumont Avenue, Kansasville, WI 53139

Get updates on new locations as they become available by contacting Jan

Space is limited so RSVP’s with preferred location are appreciated but not required
Jan 414-588-6909
jan@castlesandcruises.com

Ireland ~ Northern Highlights
9 day tour
Hill of Tara
Devenish Island
Marble Arch Caves
Florence Court House
Castle Balfour
Slieve League Cliffs
Glenveagh Castle
Inishowen Peninsula

Derry City
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Giant’s Causeway
Dunluce Castle
Bushmills Distillery
Titanic Exhibit
Belfast City Tour
Ulster Folk &Transport Museum
Dublin Orientation Tour

Heart of Ireland

8 day tour
Dingle Peninsula
Celtic Crystal Factory
Guinness Storehouse
Trinity College
Cliffs of Moher
Connemara Marble
Dublin City

Scotland West Coast

11 day tour
Islands, castles, whiskey tasting at several distilleries and Loch Ness are the highlights of this tour
Two days in Edinburgh to explore the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle

www.castlesandcruises.com

ARCHER Complex show

ARCHER Complex

Join us at the ARCHER Complex Cheyenne WY this [today] Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday. It should be a lot of fun. We will have books by local authors. Most likely there will be long term storage foods with the Farmer’s Daughter along with custom jellies by Dona. There may even be contemporary authentic Indian artifacts.

ARCHER Complex

Join us at the ARCHER Complex Cheyenne WY this [today] Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday. It should be a lot of fun. We will have books by local authors. Most likely there will be long term storage foods with the Farmer’s Daughter along with custom jellies by Dona. There may even be contemporary authentic Indian artifacts.

site issues

We are having issues with our site….. ; [

We are working on it…. IF the site goes down again you may use either of 2 alternate contact e-mail addresses

Office@preparesurvivethrive.COM or PrepareSurviveThrive@yahoo.com

Thank you for your patience

Rich aka RBO

Christmas preps

A few years ago we posted this on another site we have. Still it is wise to avoid trouble spots. What are some of the things that you have given or recieved as a gift which could be considered preper items?

A Target commercial promoting the specials on Black Friday showed a blond woman discovering a deal. She screeched in the most neurotic way imaginable. It was creepy. But, the ad was prophetic because news reports from Black Friday showed shoppers practically rioting over $2 waffle irons. A man apparently dropped dead and feverish shoppers simply stepped over him in another headline. And then there was the woman who maced other shoppers when pushing and shoving resulted from ‘deals’. Not to be left out, Occupy Wall Street attempted to block shoppers but were over powered by the mayhem and rampant consumerism. This is CHRISTMAS SHOPPING! If you thought perhaps Americans are beyond tearing each other apart, think again. If a $2 waffle iron results in riots, wait till these folks are fighting for the last can of tuna on the grocery store shelf! Which is why I urge you to get prepared now and skip the madness in the fear and confusion of a real crisis… ### While you are out and about looking for other gifts I strongly urge you to consider camping or preparedness items for your loved ones. There are many things that can double as ‘stocking stuffers’ such as match cases, pocket knives, fire strikers and compasses. Food storage packs such as one month kits are great too! It IS about peace of mind. If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear BTW, this works great for birthdays also!