GW rule #24, Watercress,

George Washington’s Rule #24

Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.

Weed of the Week

Water Cress


Image source WildEdible

Government Revision of History Debunked By KrisAnn Hall

This is a great article by KrisAnn Hall discussing the misinformation that is put out in our public schools. Many times what is being taught is very inaccurate or just out right wrong. We are constantly told we are a Democracy when we are a Representative Republic. It is said time and time again by politicians, news readers and many others. It is just wrong. This article about “Government Revision of History Debunked” by KrisAnn Hall at is a great example. Please go there and read and support KrisAnn and JD!

Gearwhore’s Gear Closet

Piston ARs are something that I have always like the idea of, especially as a left handed shooter. The ejection port on a Gas Impingement gun likes to spew gas into the face of such a shooter. With a piston driven gun this isn’t an issue unless you are shooting suppressed. (INCOMPLETE)

The DOPE Farm Podcast #15

Corn season is here and that will probably cut into my podcasting time at least the preparation time. Podcasts may be shorter and lack some of the usual segments.


George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent behavior.

Rule # 13: Kill no Vermin as Fleas, lice ticks &c in the Sight of Others, if you See any filth or thick Spittle put your foot Dexterously upon it if it be upon the Cloths of your Companions, Put it off privately, and if it be upon your own Cloths return Thanks to him who puts it off.

Weed of the Week

The Pawpaw! North Americas banana! (

Pawpaws on the branch. Photo by Fuz Sanderson

Main Topic: Political Islam

The DOPE Farm Podcast #14

George Washington’s Rule #12

Shake not the head, Feet, or Legs roll not the Eyes lift not one eyebrow higher than the other wry not the mouth, and bedew no mans face with your Spittle, by approaching too near him when you Speak.

Weed of The WEEK

PurslanePower-Packed Purslane – Mother Earth News

Wild purslane grows horizontally and forms flat, circular mats up to 16 inches across. Its round, thick stems radiate from the plant’s center and are often reddish at the base.
Photo by Getty Images/seven75

Main Topics

Heat Wave Safety via DR. Bones and Nurse Amy

Beginner’s guide to amateur (ham) radio for preppers

Gear Whores Gear Closet

Ryker Nylon AFAK

SKU: RNG-5001
AFAK is a lightweight (2.3 ounces) ankle system designed for carrying medical items concealed on your ankle. Don’t let that limit you though, as it also works well for carrying other items.Patent Pending

– 3 Vertical pockets for items like combat gauze, mini compression bandage, tourniquet, trauma sheers, etc
– 1 Horizontal pocket that will fit a chest seal
– Includes new elastic extension piece for full size boots 


The DOPE Farm Podcast #12

George Washington’s Rule 10

When you Sit down, Keep your Feet firm and Even, without putting one on the other or Crossing them.

T-Rex 2019

Main Topic

For the main topic of this episode there are really no links to share. Mainly my thoughts on the environment we live in! Mass shootings and such. Be aware, stay safe and be prepared!!

Gear Whores Gear Closet

On this weeks GWGC I talk about some of my lessons learned from my experience with T-REX 19 and my decision to add a Raspberry Pi to my radio operations…

The DOPE Farm Podcast #11

George Washington’s Rule #9

Spit not in the Fire, nor Stoop low before it neither Put your Hands into the Flames to warm them, nor Set your Feet upon the Fire especially if there be meat before it.

Weed of the Week!

Sumac: More Than Just Native Lemonade

In this species, note the “wings” between the leaf pairs. Photo by Green Deane

Map Reading


Map Reading and Land Navigation for G.O.O.D. Planning, by SSG Q. The Survival Blog Learn These Map Reading Skills To Never Get Lost Again. Land Navigation Manual: How to Use the Military Grid Reference System

Gear Whores Gear Closet

The Lynx Defense Ankle Medical Kit!



Inspired by the need to include life-saving materials in ones every day carry routine, Lynx Defense has crafted the premium trauma kit that will allow concealment of medical supplies.

The ankle medical kit is the most comfortable way to carry trauma supplies everywhere you go. The ankle trauma kit is the perfect carry addition for law enforcement, fire, EMS, and anyone who wants to be prepared for major hemorrhage.

The DOPE Farm Podcast #10

George Washington’s Rule #8

At Play and at Fire its Good manners to Give Place to the last Commer, and affect not to Speak Louder than Ordinary.

Weed of the WEEK!

Arrowhead, Duck Potato, Wapato

Photo by Holly A. Heyser : About Sagittaria Latifolia Wapato Chips

FOOD Storage! LDS Preparedness Manual The Only 15 Rules for Your Prepper Pantry

Gear Whores Gear Closet

More on the TacBuddy and I announce that I should be getting an Additional Ankle Med kit! I will let ya’ll know soon what it is!

The DOPE Farm podcast #9

George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior #7

Put off not your Clothes in the presence of Others, Nor go out your chambers half dressed.

Weed of the Week!

Yaupon Holly (Ilex Vomitoria)

Ilex vomitoria

NC State extension Ilex vomitoria

Wild Edibles Yaupon Holly (Ilex Vomitoria)

Eat the Weeds Yaupon Holly, Ilex vomitoria

Franklin Horton’s “Compound Fracture”

I finally took the opportunity to listen to Franklin Horton’s new book “Compound Fracture”. I have read or listened to all of Franklin’s books and this one does not disappoint.

All of Franklin Horton’s books take place in the same time frame. His original work was The “Borrowed World” series, there are currently 6 in that series and according to his Facebook Reader page book 7 is in the works.

“Compound Fracture” is the third book in the “Locker 9” series. The main premise behind the “Locker 9” Series is that the Primary character Robert Hardwick set up a locker for his daughter “Grace” in the same area she is attending college. Robert is a Post Apocalyptic fiction writer and because of his writing and fans he was able to create a network of people to help Grace get home in the event of something catastrophic happening. I recently mentioned “Locker 9” in my Caching episode.

So as to not give too much away I won’t go into detail about the book itself since I am afraid to give away too many spoilers. Also it is hard to write too much since without getting into detail on the other two books there would be little context.

I contacted Franklin and asked permission to play the sample from the Audible page. He graciously said yes.

This is the publishers Summary of “Compound Fracture”:

The long-awaited third installment in a series that has become a classic in family preparedness. 

When Robert Hardwick’s daughter, Grace, was struggling to reach home because the nation was collapsing, he couldn’t wait. He went after her, finally finding her at one of the safe houses he’d arranged along her route home, a friend’s survival compound in the mountains of northern Georgia. 

A chance encounter at the compound gave Grace the opportunity to hitch a ride home in a chopper while Robert chose to wait for an injured friend to heal up. Before he could begin his own journey home, the compound came under siege from a corrupt congressman and his private army, determined to take the property for themselves. 

In a bid to save the compound and reach his family, Robert comes up with a bold and dangerous plan that just might deter the invading army, if it doesn’t get him killed first.

©2019 Franklin Horton (P)2019 Franklin Horton

If you haven’t read any of Franklin’s books you should! He is a really down to earth guy who has a 9-5 job like the rest of us. Franklin has also graciously offered to give away all three audio books to my listeners! Please comment on this post for a chance to win!!! I will give them away two weeks after this posting!

Gear Whores Gear Closet

The TAC Buddy

From the website:

TacBuddy is an ankle-based trauma kit designed to carry items needed in medical emergencies or shooting scenarios such as terrorist attacks, active shooters and any emergency or self-defense scenario. TacBuddy is designed to hold magazines, tourniquets, emergency trauma dressing, gauze, chest seals, or other need-to-have items. TacBuddy is great for concealed-carry support, first-responders, military, law enforcement, undercover agents, hikers, hunters and many more.


The DOPE Farm Podcast #8

George Washington’s Rule #6!

Sleep not when others Speak, Sit not when others Stand, Speak not when you should hold your peace, walk not when others stop.

Weed of the WEEK!

American Beauty Berry

Eat the Weeds: Beautyberry: Jelly on a Roll

Mother Earth News: Natural Insect Repellent: Beautyberry Banishes Bad Biting Bugs

Survival Caches

Suvivorpedia: Prepping Step By Step: Survival Caching

Survival Blog: The Get-Home Cache, by The Feral Farmer

Gear Whores Gear Closet

The Dark Angle Medical Ankle Trauma Kit

SOFT-T Wide Buckle