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  1. DJ
    February 14, 2012

    Wow! I am going to check out “Joe’s” books! I like the way he mentioned his grandparents who went through the Great Depression (I used to talk with my grandmother for hours about her life growing up, the Great Depression, WWII ect…), his insight and expression of his observation of humanity in its lowest and most desperate form. I can relate to this. I was in one of the first units to deploy to Bosnia in early 1996. I saw firsthand the results of war that was fought for years. It shocked me. I remember telling myself, “Thank God I wasn’t here while this was going on!” Then more than 8 years later I deployed to Mosul, Iraq; my tour was 2004-2005 with 1-25th Stryker Brigade (3-21 Infantry…Gimlets!). While we were there, I witnessed some horrific stuff. When I retired 4 years after this tour I moved to a rural part of Kentucky, not knowing that in about a year I would become a prepper. I bought 3 acres with a nice house on it and when I realized that as a country, we are and were in deep trouble, my wife and I started prepping. What really sparked our understanding were a few segments of Glenn Beck and my brother introducing me to James Wesley, Rawles book, “The End of the World as We Know It”. That was it! My wife started doing research and getting help from a friend on gardening and I started purchasing firearms, ammo, acquiring water filtration systems and collectively storing food. Now 14 months later we have a healthy storage of the basics.
    “Joe” has hit the nail squarely on the head concerning his top 5 priorities:
    1. Security supplies/equipment.
    2. Water or water purification.
    3. Non-linear food sources.
    4. Shelter
    5. Medical
    As a retired Infantryman, I KNOW that those top five are definitely THE top 5! Thanks Roarke for sharing this! I will definitely get some of his books!
    Thunder 7

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