Why Tell Criminals Where to Find Your Stuff?
Well, you folks are selling advice on how to hide stuff and guns, but don’t you think the low life scumbags who want them are buying the course and will just have a field day finding all your hidden items? Seems to me this course is a waste of time and money. I mean, it’s like giving a kid access to the candy store then turning your back on him.
This is not smart. Now everyone knows the tricks.
Well, I suppose if the book was only telling people how to hide guns in an oven or Velcro them up underneath a table, you might have a point. But How to Hide Your Guns goes much more in depth than that. It doesn’t just discuss the many different (and difficult to find) ways of hiding guns and valuables in your home, it discusses off-site hides as well.
And the thing is, people who break into a home aren’t there leisurely going through your stuff. They want to get in and out to avoid detection. Are they going to tear out every wall, looking for that secret spot? Are they going to upend every stick of furniture, check every little nook and cranny, every potential fake panel?
No. They want the quick stuff. They’re looking for that jewelry box sitting on the dresser and that glassed in gun cabinet with the crappy lock. They want the pistol in your bedside drawer or the shotgun you’ve got stored behind the den door. They want the cash you’ve got stashed in your underwear drawer or the rare coin collection you have prominently displayed on your study wall or sitting on your desk.
But don’t take my word for it. There’s a full six-month money-back guarantee on the How to Hide Your Guns book. Try it and see, and if you’re not satisfied, you can get your money back, no questions asked.
Where Do I Begin?
I have recently been trying to get “Off the Grid” more and more…. However, I have found my biggest obstacle in my quest is the old “paralysis by analysis.” My long term goal would be to have the ability to live off the land, have a farm, with a garden and chickens at a minimum, hunt for food, live or camp in the wild for days/weeks, and be able to sustain myself by hunting and fishing. I feel like I have SOOO much to learn though! Where do I start? Is there a complete, how-to guide for me somewhere?
Thanks for all you write about, I LOVE it!
There sure is, and it’s called Ready for Anything: The Ultimate No B.S. Survival Manual for Ordinary People. This book was put together for everyone – from those just starting out, to those already far along in their preparedness plans.
What you need to do is sit down and make a plan of action, an itemized list of all the things that you want to accomplish. I’m also an introspective person. I think way too much about things and like you, get paralyzed by the ruminations. Force yourself to decide that you want to do a set number of items and write them down. Don’t make the individual items too big of a task or you’ll get discouraged. Break them down into manageable bites. For instance, we have 105 blueberry bushes here on our place, but we didn’t plant them all at one time. We bought 21 plants, put those in the ground, and expanded until we hit the number we were happy with.
If you want all those things that you listed, then you need to begin working and saving now, finding the land that you want to live on, and positioning yourself so that you can afford to change jobs (if necessary) to follow your off-grid dreams. Then you tackle your list one step at a time and build that homestead you’ve envisioned. And it’s never too late. Because our jobs moved us around a lot, my family didn’t get started on our dreams until we were in our 50s. It’s been hard work the last 6 years, but it’s coming together nicely.
Above all, remember that life is not about the destination, but about the journey. Live honorably, work hard, be the golden-rule kind of neighbor, and above all, respect the creation that God has put here before us and honor the One who gave it to us.
Thank you for writing, and God bless you on your journey.
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