Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sitrep Austin Gun Show

First, I took pictures, but I suck so they will not be posted.

Took my oldest to the show for the first time. Strangely, she was drawn to the bladed weapons.


Ammo and reloading materials looked plentiful. Prices still higher than what my happiness can tolerate.

Decent assortment of scary Black Rifles.

2 very nice M1A1s and a nice Uzi.

Gold 1 Oz could be sold for up to 1213. Forgot to ask about Silver.

Pretty much any pistol I'd carry were plentiful.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Groundhog Joins the Texas Preppers Network


I would like to welcome one of my neighbors to the Texas Preppers Network. Groundhog has made it official and is now a member of the Texas Preppers Network. Groundhog can be found over at on most days. Those members wishing to contact Groundhog can reach him via email at There is also a link to his blog in the sidebar. Groundhog is just a furry dude with a weeds eye view of thing...

Here is a brief excerpt from one of his more recent posts:

“My perspective is more like the Boy Scouts. They have a motto of "Be Prepared." It's so simple. Yet it also covers a lot of territory. Can you be prepared for every eventuality? Nope. Can you be ready for a lot of common ones? Absolutely. Let me see if I can provide an example of how I look at it:”

You can read more here:

Thoughts on Preparedness or Why Boy Scouts Rule

Welcome to the Texas Preppers Network Groundhog!

Be aware. Be informed. Be prepared.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

An Interesting Resource for Preppers

A while back, a prepper from East Texas sent me an email with information about a new resource that preppers may find interesting. Here is that email. Be sure to check out the link.


I have been following your blogs for about a year. My husband and I have just relocated to the Piney Woods of E. TX. On our 20 acre property we found an interesting tree--the Chinese Tallow.

In researching it, I found this document:

I don't know if anyone is actually using this tree as a resource...

Blessings and thanks for your information.

E.T. in East Texas

Thanks E.T. for the great info! ( phone home jokes!)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fourth of July - 2010

Wishing all you preppers out there a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Alex Update - Rain Impact Areas

There has not been a whole lot of change from the update posted yesterday. Rainfall continues to be our main impact from Hurricane Alex. Hurricane Alex will likely make landfall tonight over northeast Mexico south of Brownsville. Like we saw yesterday, the counterclockwise circulation of Alex is bringing large amounts of moisture onto the coast and pushing it into South Central Texas.

Daytime heating will likely trigger storms again late this morning into the afternoon and evening hours. As was seen near the San Antonio airport Monday, and in Austin yesterday afternoon, some of the storms will produce torrential rainfall in a short amount of time...these can be rates of 2 inches per hour or more. These rainfall rates and the tropical nature of the atmosphere have increased the potential for flash flooding over the area. For this reason...the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of South Central Texas through 7 pm on Thursday.
Bands of showers and thunderstorms wi ll produce 2-4 inches of rain over the next several days with isolated totals of 6+ inches possible, mainly over southern areas. Just in the past two days, they have had cars stranded in water and even some rescues had to be made.

Please remember...Turn Around Dont Drown.

Winds will only be an issue in the vicinity of these showers and thunderstorms. Typically with a strong thunderstorm it is not uncommon to get wind gusts of 40-50 mph. We do not expect any sustained tropical storm force winds as the circulation of Alex will remain too far south.
Any wind damage that does occur will be very isolated and limited to strong thunderstorms.

Because the circulation of Alex is forecast to hit south of Brownsville, the tornado threat will likely remain over Deep South Texas. We also can't rule out the possible threat of a tornado, but the main threat area will be well south of San Antonio.

The unstable and moist atmosphere will stick around for several days...even after Alex makes landfall tonight. For this reason...scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast over the holiday weekend. Rain chances of 30-40 percent should mean however that activity will be scattered and most scheduled events can go on with possible brief interruptions from the weather. Areas along the Rio Grande from Del Rio southward will have to watch Alex closely as there is a chance for significant rains over the mountains of Mexico. In the past, these type of events have led to flood events along the Rio Grande.

Please check the latest information on forecasts, watches, and warnings by going to the website at A picture depicting the rain and flooding threats that are possible is included.

Be aware. Be informed. Be prepared.