Why Go Country? | Future Times And Trends Newsletter


I was sitting at a desk in a high-rise many years ago when a M5.0 earthquake came down the valley like an express train at hyper-speed.

It felt like the building swayed three feet back and forth, and being on the seventh floor, there was nowhere to go but down.

Fortunately, that building was designed with shock absorbers underneath its main columns, and it settled down a lot quicker than we did.

For myself, it raised a simple question.

Why am I living and working in this city that will turn to rubble when a really big one hits?

It took a while, but eventually that city was far behind in terms of years and distance.

Now it is spring and early summer,. and being a preparedness geek, I thought I’d share some pictures with you to tell a short story about how country living beats the city rat race hands down.

And in case you’re still a city dweller, ponder this – which was a fact when we made the move from city to country.

A house in the city is worth a farm in the country. 

You can even rent in the country for a LOT less than in the city – and get acreage with it. 

Way back then, when people who were smart enough to think for themselves about the future, some of us started seriously getting into what is today called Preparedness.

Back then, you were thought of as a “survivalist,” and the media did a good job of painting us as radical anti-government whack-jobs who were into conspiracy theories like the one about the New World Order – or the one about the assassination of President Kennedy having been set up by the rogue elements in the CIA.

Trying to shift others to wake up to the fact that President George H W Bush was an elitist who was involved in the Kennedy assassination and also wanted to get the New World Order established was like pushing shift uphill.

If you questioned the official narrative about the killing of men women and children in the Koresh community at Waco in Texas, you were as much a nut job as they were.

Meanwhile, some of us noticed that there were signs that the military industrial (political)  complex that President Eisenhower referred to, was really going full steam ahead with the help of a lot of corrupt politicians, using false flag events to get us into multiple wars, and eventually the MOAB event of 9/11 – MOAB being the Mother Of All Bullsh…t.

Honestly, when you are self-sufficient living in the country, there are days when none of that really matters! Sure, there are real molehills to deal with – but there are no more mountains of stress like there are in the city.

It was a mild winter here in the Pacific Northwest
Come spring, rototilled foreground garden that had been fallow two years, yet hundreds of seeds sprouted and will be allowed to grow then rototilled in as green manure.
Plastic has its place—in this case as a 4×4 shade tunnel for lettuces
Turns out this was left over fly screen, not real shade cloth, but two layers will do the trick.
It’s early May, but time to start next winter’s wood supply.
An electric wood splitter (DR model $499 delivered) and a Stihl chainsaw (about $200) beat the heck out of the old bow saw and maul. Used a come-along to lift the splitter on to the custom-adjusted table. Be sure to threadlock all nuts and bolts.
A craftsman lawn tractor (no mower deck / off Craigslist for $250) and trailer with home-made capacity-improver is great for blackberry and weed control and all sorts of hauling.
And then there’s one of those pictures that’s worth a thousand words – with not a single high-rise building in sight.

Kilauea Update

A very interesting, if controversial, update from Dr Michael Salla. Read More.

This AP story confirms at least some of what Dr Salla has written:- “Lava had also covered two wells at a geothermal plant as of Sunday. Authorities say there has not been a release of gases there.” (Source)

“’Vog’ from Kilauea volcano blankets Marshall Islands, 3700km away;  Officials have warned that volcanic smog would continue moving west, as Marshall Islands issues health warning“(Read More)

Surveillance On Steroids?

“On May 10, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) unveiled the Urban Reconnaissance through Supervised Autonomy (URSA) program, which addresses the issues of reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition within urban environments.”  Ponder THIS for a while ….. (Read More)

Facebook Spy Machine

“Facebook confirmed to be a massive spy machine that records your conversations and violates your privacy“(Read More)

Maryland Catastrophe

Nearly two years after what was called a ‘1-in-a-1000-year’ event ravaged Ellicott City, Maryland, the city experienced yet another major flash flood on Sunday, May 27, 2018. The storms dumped more than two month’s worth of rain in less than 2 hours, causing massive damage and leaving one person missing. (Source)

Storm Kills NC Journalists

A news anchor and a photojournalist working for WYFF were killed by a downed tree while covering Subtropical Storm “Alberto” in North Carolina on Monday, May 28, 2018. Pre-season Subtropical Storm “Alberto,” the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, made landfall on Florida’s north-western coast near Laguna Beach in Florida on Monday. Its maximum sustained winds at the time of landfall were 75 km/h (45 mph). (Source) (Now downgraded to Depression – rains persist. )

Missouri Governor Resigns

Corruption and bad behavior is a bipartisan affair (bad pun intended, but it’s true). JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a sometimes brash political outsider whose unconventional resume as a Rhodes scholar and Navy SEAL officer made him a rising star in Republican politics, abruptly resigned Tuesday amid a widening investigation that arose from an affair with his former hairdresser. (Source)


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Michael Knight is a transients contributor, and editor of the international preparedness newsletter, Future Times and Trends. He is a retired journalist and author of the book: President Trump And The New World Order – Exposing The Pyramid of Poweravailable on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback.

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