Monday, March 2, 2009


It's one of my favorite scenes in Fight Club. The Narrator is going through guided meditation in his "power cave" and Marla Singer turns to him and says, "Slide."

Fight club is an awesome movie. There is a lot in there for the mentality of a prepper, after all Tyler Durden wants us to revert back to an 1800's lifestyle... sorta.
Only after disaster can we be resurrected. - Tyler Durden
Anyways, the DJIA is below 6800. I knew this was going to happen, so that's why I've been at green to the right there for a little while. Mondays tend to be days where the market rallies. I wonder if that Tea Party rant from the CNBC guy has sunk in. The ship's sinking, and only the smart ones have lifeboats. My lifeboat comes equipped with food, a generator, and it's well armed. :)

I picked up my generator last weekend. I also bought another $100 worth of food. Found canned ham on sale, so I went a bit overboard because it's dated for 9/2012. I also bought more of the usual supplies. I need to grab a parts kit for my generator, can't forget to have some extra oil and spark plugs and such. Two is one and one is none and all that.

Next on the shopping list is coarse vermiculite. I can't find it in bulk anywhere. It's starting to piss me off. No garden center has it. None of the big box stores has it either. I found some, but they want $15 for a cubic foot. I need 16 cubic feet!!!! I already got the peat moss, compost will be in the big box stores in a couple weeks so I'm all set there. Just the damned vermiculite. Grrrrr.

Likewise I'm waiting on a trim die for .308 to come in. They are all out of stock in any company I've found online. Just got to be patient I guess. I've got time until it escalates. I'd like to grab another 500 rounds of wolf .308 before the summer, but we shall see.

I guess that's enough for now. Keep your eyes on the market. If trading halts for a "time out" it's one of the warning signs to bug out. Along with a few others. I got it posted here somewhere, and It's up on Rawles site too. For now, I'll leave you with my favorite quote from Fight Club.
You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world. - Tyler Durden


Andrea Murrhteyn said...


A ‘slide’ is a prefabricated, ‘politically correct’ blanket ‘pop’ ‘opinion’, ‘view’ or ‘take’ upon a particular issue of general interest which is designed to preclude further consideration, analysis or investigation of the issue in question. In other words, it is a ‘collectivised’ mental position which is never to be questioned.

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Bellen said...

Vermiculite - we found a 3 cu.ft. bag (or whatever size peat moss is) at our local hydroponic store - good price too.