Reflect on what happens when a terrible winter blizzard strikes. You hear the weather warning but probably fail to act on it. The sky darkens. Then the storm hits with full fury, and the air is a howling whiteness. One by one, your links to the machine age break down. Electricity flickers out, cutting off the TV. Batteries fade, cutting off the radio. Phones go dead. Roads become impossible, and cars get stuck. Food supplies dwindle. Day to day vestiges of modern civilization – bank machines, mutual funds, mass retailers, computers, satellites, airplanes, governments – all recede into irrelevance. Picture yourself and your loved ones in the midst of a howling blizzard that lasts several years. Think about what you would need, who could help you, and why your fate might matter to anybody other than yourself. That is how to plan for a saecular winter. Don’t think you can escape the Fourth Turning. History warns that a Crisis will reshape the basic social and economic environment that you now take for granted.” – Strauss & Howe - The Fourth Turning

Food, when there is none, has no politics. At that point it's survival. Folks I have been saying get ready for years. Each month if you have not notice it cost more to live weather it be gasoline, insurance, food, coffee, electric bills, how ever you heat your home it is all going up. The squeezes is on what are you going to do about it?

The next Fourth Turning is due to begin shortly after the new millennium, midway through the Oh-Oh decade. Around the year 2005, a sudden spark will catalyze a Crisis mood. Remnants of the old social order will disintegrate. Political and economic trust will implode. Real hardship will beset the land, with severe distress that could involve questions of class, race, nation and empire. The very survival of the nation will feel at stake. Sometime before the year 2025, America will pass through a great gate in history, commensurate with the American Revolution, Civil War, and twin emergencies of the Great Depression and World War II.” – Strauss & Howe - The Fourth Turning

I help a young man in Texas his first year of trapping he took 44 raccoons. Now transfer that into a food that is 120 days worth of meat for 1 person. Add 175 pound feral pig 80 days more of food. Add 1 deer another 80 days worth rabbits squirrels quail duck geese all of sudden you have year worth meat. It is not that hard to do if you are willing to put in the effort.

Snared coon it is not hard to do once you understand the basics of snaring.

But more important predator control the more predators you take out the more good eating game you have. Red fox, grey fox are extremely hard on your small game population. Back in the 90's I believe Michigan was trying a new breed of pheasant to release in the wilds. They were pen raise and they said we should teach them to avoid predators. First they put in a great horned Owl. The owl would kill 1 pheasant for the night teaching the others how to avoid being killed. Then they said let's put in a red fox and teach them to avoid land predators. In the morning when they returned every single pheasant was dead. I don't recall how many it was I would guess 50 pheasant in a single night. Skunks, possums, raccoons are also huge ground nesting birds worst enemies. With proper predator management means more food for your family.

Another study in Wisconsin found that red fox were just slaughtering the hen pheasants sitting on their nest. The red fox account for the most killed by far then all other predators combine. Same with duck studies proving the same thing. Coyote study out west have shown that pronghorn antelope and deer have a huge lost to coyotes in the spring fawning time. In fact one study in Utah proved that with predator control the deer increase in population by 600% in as little as 3 years. That is huge. Now think about that for feeding your family.

Less coyotes equal more deer.

You know what just shocks me is the folks that will drop $500 for a deer rifle $300 for a scope and then say trapping and snaring is too expensive. :-) You just spend $800 on rifle and scope and a properly trained snaremans or woman can get more deer then you with as little as $100 spend. That includes the training DVD's and a trapping book.

1 Dozen (12) Camlock Snares - $69.99 Buckshot's Complete Survival Guide 2 Of Buckshot's DVDs survival snaring and advanced snaring.

“America’s short-term Crisis psychology will catch up to the long-term post-Unraveling fundamentals. This might result in a Great Devaluation, a severe drop in the market price of most financial and real assets. This devaluation could be a short but horrific panic, a free-falling price in a market with no buyers. Or it could be a series of downward ratchets linked to political events that sequentially knock the supports out from under the residual popular trust in the system. As assets devalue, trust will further disintegrate, which will cause assets to devalue further, and so on. Every slide in asset prices, employment, and production will give every generation cause to grow more alarmed. With savings worth less, the new elders will become more dependent on government, just as government becomes less able to pay benefits to them.” - Strauss & Howe – The Fourth Turning

What are you going to do to prepare to survive an uncertain future? What are you going to do when 1 pound of hamburger cost $50 a pound? Hard times are coming to American those that prepare well survive a whole lot easier then those that have not. This is it folks we are on the way down. The price of food is at the stage where you are looking at months before it hits. The end of June this year when QE2 ends the reality is coming. Time to pay the piper. China is stock piling food, gold, silver, and raw materials. That is big clue they are spending money as fast they can. Better get ready folks don't be sitting their one day and say I wish I would've of when I could've.

What is the price of your survival worth? Do you have life insurance, car insurance, health insurance? Do you have survival insurance? Training is found many ways but we'll all admit that I can't walk into your place of work and be an expert and take over your job could I? You could give me a book to learn from, or watch a DVD, and I'd be able to get started. But, as anyone can you tell you when you work for a place for years, and when you learn the tricks of the trade that are not in the book, that is when you are properly trained. The same holds true for trapping, snaring, and survival. What if you believe, or were taught something wrong, that cost you tons of furs every year? No big deal it is just lost money today but, what if your life depends on it?

A higher Meaning of Life

The new Cut throat America is about the "me first" weather it's shoppers storming on the Floor of Wal-Mart on Black Friday or cold callousness of injured person laying on the ground as people walk by. We have become a culture of selfishness and close minded individuals with full blinders on ignoring everything in the world accept for the desire to make more money to be a good shopper. Meaningless spending on products we are told we must have. American stare into the TV for 4 hours a day wondering and desperately trying to find meaning for their lives. They feel the need, the desire to be part of something bigger then themselves. But a country base on being a consumer with no national meaning leaves the country a washed in empty soulless people, cold, callous individuals, running in circles for crumbs missing the true wonders of life.

I pity the lost souls as they traverse the rat maze of today modern high tech American city. Rushing constantly on call with their cell phone hook up closing off their life to the real world all around them. Ignoring the people around them no sense of direction no purpose in life but to rush around aimlessly chasing the job the newest gadget and rushing home to a family were video games program their children to be lazy drones stuck in front of the TV hook on being the new consumer for the latest new playstation 4 or 5 and the newest version of a game that helps them or prevents them from being connected with people around them let alone to be part of nature or grow up to be leader and bring meaning back to America.

There is silent desperate crying for meaning in life in America but it is dog chasing it tail rushing around from one new fade or new age religion to give your life meaning only to end disillusions even more in the end. Early in my life I learn that most people are phony hiding behind they bloated ego's. In nature I found meaning a true calling in life. To walk among nature to see to touch to be part of much bigger picture and to see wonder few men or women have ever witness, to see amazing breath taking beauty to the fierceness of winter storm to raging rivers to the amazing battle in nature were the loser doesn't get a second chance. We are facing a deadly serious crisis the decision you make today very well could decide if you survive or not.

The higher meaning can be found in Nature but only with an open mind forget what you think you know and understand that your life in America is about to be radically changed forever. There will be winners and losers and it might come down to the loser died and don't get a second chance to get it right. It is critically important for you to get it right the first time. Are you willing to bet your life and family life on Mickey Mouse ideas, on junk $19.95 survival kits, on people who brag on the internet how great they are?

Do you know how to read the lay of the land? Can you at a glance say where the natural choke points are and what different animals will travel it? You see for 36 years I have trapped snared and practice wilderness survival all over America. My methods have been tested in all 50 snares from the guy in Hawaii that is snaring wild pigs to the guy in Alaska teaching wilderness survival to the guy in Missouri trapping predators to save the wild turkey to guy in Nevada practicing survival on the weekend and hauling out extra meat at the end of the weekend. On and on the happy customers reviews. To the Special forces guys I have trained who are tired of the BS and want the real deal. Talk is cheap results speak volumes.

What we have in the survival community is what I call game players; they look at survival as some type of game. I look at it as my life depend on it, and I don't play games. I have taught students in states as far away as Hawaii, Texas, Arkansas, and Alabama. My methods have been tested and proven to work in all 50 states. Are you willing to bet your life on games and neat tricks that work sometimes or are you going to get real training and learn how to do it right and be a successful. I have 35 years trapping expertise, 43 years hunting experience, and have been teaching survival trapping and snaring for 12 years.