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Jan 6, 2012

Down Range: Prepping for Free

via Down Range

I hear a lot of issues about money when it comes to preps. Here is an idea which is free.
I have spent a lot of time living in the field and eating bland food's, one thing I learned is little things make all the difference when it comes to food. I have also eaten MRE's for years in the field and one thing that is traded the most between troops is the condiment packets, nothing makes the crackers taste better than peanut butter or jelly.

Most of the times when you go to a fast food restaurant we get those little packets of ketchup, mayo, salt, pepper, relish, honey, jelly and crackers you can even find packets of soy sauce, duck sauce, vinegar etc. In hotels and some restaurants you get packets of coffee, tea, hot chocolate mix, sugar, mints etc.

Instead of throwing them away take them home and drop them in a bag or box. We like to prep with jars of this kind of thing but the little packets would be very handy in certain instances like camping or hiking or living on the move. For the most part they should last a very long time. A little packet of jelly has about 50 calories and a ketchup packet is about 15 calories. Trust me if you were eating beans and rice every day a small amount of sauce would make a huge difference to the taste. Homeless people make soup out of these little packets mixed with hot water

Swipe Your Drivers License to Pump Gas

No Warrant Needed for GPS Monitoring, Judge Rules

The Teetering of the 5th

A federal judge will be deciding if the 5th Amendment is thrown out the window.

They have trashed every other Amendment that protects liberties, right?  Why not get rid of them all?

When will we smack that mosquito that keeps buzzing in your ear, slipping in and getting drinks of blood?

or will we let it bleed us to death?

Maybe some fogging is in order?

via Wired

Federal prosecutors want a judge to order a Colorado woman to provide the password to decrypt her laptop, which the government seized with a search warrant.

With backup from digital rights groups, the woman is fighting the feds, arguing that being forced to provide her password violates the Fifth Amendment’s protection against forced self-incrimination.

Colorado U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn is expected to rule any day on whether to force defendant Ramona Fricosu to decrypt her Toshiba Satellite M305, which authorities seized from her in 2010 with a court warrant while investigating financial fraud.

Drug Bust or A Case of Self Defence

Does the below paragraph sound familiar???????

The team serving the search warrant involved officers from the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force. The force's website says the unit is made up of officers from the Weber County Sheriff's Office, local police departments and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.
Remember Jose Guereno?

And now for the rest of the story.

via My way

A shooting in Ogden that killed an officer and wounded five other drug task force members and a suspect was sparked when officers tried to search the house where the suspect apparently lives, authorities said Thursday at a news conference.

Stewart suffered injuries that are not life threatening, though it's unclear if he was shot. He is in a hospital under guard.

"It's a very, very sad day for Ogden," said Ogden Police Chief Wayne Tarwater.
Authorities said the conditions of the others officers range from serious to critical.

The officers went to the house Wednesday evening intending to search it as part of an drug-related investigation. When there was no answer, they entered and were fired upon.
And another example of the type & skill set of shooting that the police have.  That once a year qual type of skills.  Even for the SWAT team. LOL :)  I wonder how many rounds they sprayed?  My guess is that they each empties their mags with VERY minimal effect.

From what I have read online, all I can find is that they were serving a drug search warrant.  No mentions if any were actually found.