Day Zero – The Machine

Daily blog: It’s January 1st, 2021, and the biggest threat to America is its citizens. The majority are unable to take care of themselves.

Many have chosen to live in large cities, machines that feed on money, not skills.

The surrounding areas are not much better, and small farms in the country are disappearing as life can be challenging there. And sadly, most Americans are not up for the task.

We have grown weak, and it shows with the cries for socialism growing stronger each day. Cries of a people willing to sell out their kid’s future for another check from good ole Uncle Sam.

But we can correct our course if we take action now.

Learn how to take care of yourself, for the day will come when the machine breaks.


Day Zero is a daily blog of life between November 7, 2020 and January 6th, 2021.
Dystopia Rising is a a daily blog of life after January 6th, 2021.



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Charity


In Aesop’s fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper, some say the ant should have been charitable. But I don’t see it this way. Charity, in my opinion, is for those who have met with misfortune. This was not the case for the Grasshopper. The Grasshopper was lazy and played the summer away.

Today, we have many grasshoppers whose only plan for survival is to live off others’ hard work. When winter comes, they are unprepared and can fault no one but themselves.


The Ant & the Grasshopper

One bright day in late autumn a family of Ants were bustling about in the warm sunshine, drying out the grain they had stored up during the summer, when a starving Grasshopper, his fiddle under his arm, came up and humbly begged for a bite to eat.

“What!” cried the Ants in surprise, “haven’t you stored anything away for the winter? What in the world were you doing all last summer?”

“I didn’t have time to store up any food,” whined the Grasshopper; “I was so busy making music that before I knew it the summer was gone.”

The Ants shrugged their shoulders in disgust.

“Making music, were you?” they cried. “Very well; now dance!” And they turned their backs on the Grasshopper and went on with their work.

There’s a time for work and a time for play.

Living with nothing


Living with nothing; no power, no public water/sewer systems, no grocery stores, no fuel, no nothing. Are you ready to live like that?

I didn’t think so; most people are not. But for the ones who are, life will be a lot easier after a disaster. However, becoming self-reliant does not have to be so dire; you can replace those lost public conveniences with gardens, generators, solar, septic tanks, water wells, etcetera. But those things can fail too. And that’s why you hear people say, “Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.” But I say, hope is highly overrated, so put more thought on the first and go primitive camping with your family every chance you get. It’s the closest you will get to living without modern conveniences, provided you don’t bring them with you.

The Carrico sisters’ parents did this with them, and they credited their parents with their survival after getting lost in the woods.

The Carrico sisters’ 44-hour survival in the wilderness was no miracle; they were well trained by their parents and 4-H Club. And your kids should be too