What is a Minuteman?
“Minuteman” – Minutemen were members of teams from Massachusetts that were well-prepared militia companies of select men from the American colonial partisan militia during the American Revolutionary War. They provided a highly mobile, rapidly deployed force that allowed the colonies to respond immediately to war threats, hence the name. – Via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minutemen
The notion of the Minuteman has always intrigued me. When I was 6 or 7 years old my father took me to Concord, Massachusetts and we visited the statue pictured above. I walked across the Old North Bridge, which marks the location where British soldiers were met by the Minutemen of Concord and neighboring towns. The British retreated.
We that prepare for the unknown call ourselves by many names including “prepper” and “survivalist”. Well, with this post I am suggesting looking at preparedness possibly just a little different and consider joining many of us – and be a Minuteman.
Many of you may already be a Minuteman. A Minuteman is someone who is prepared – at a moments notice – to respond to whatever situation they may be confronted with. It may be a simple power outage. It may be suddenly finding yourself near a mass shooting in a mall. It could be walking into a situation where your neighbors are getting assaulted by some drug addict. It may be a breakdown of society and you find yourself and family in a WROL situation.
Regardless – you have the gear, the know-how, and the mind-set to confront the situation head-on and deal with it. That “mind-set” is critical. The Minuteman is guided by Faith in God and in Country. They also appreciate the heritage an history of our forefathers – who were Patriots in every sense of the word.
I invite all of my readers to be one of many ModernSurvivalOnline’s Minutemen. You stand at the ready, prepared…..just in case. You stand ready to defend the Constitution, this country, your community, and your family.
Over the next couple weeks there will be a multi-part series covering a recommended set of basic supplies and plans that all MSOnline Minutemen should have on hand. This will involve the home, work, and the car. Many of you may well surpass these recommendations already.
These recommendations will be fluid – meaning they can change. In fact, they must change as you adapt these recommendations to your own systems and particular situations. Suggestions are very much encouraged.