New Mexico Urban Homesteader

Hello, I am A 50 Something, Prepper ;-}; former 60's Flower Child, don't believe in taxpayer subsidized special interest groups (political parties), DO believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (1st 10). Long time Independent & Informed Voter. Lover of the outdoors and firm believer that History Teaches - if only we will listen!

(No longer Urban or in NM. Now Rural in the mountains of Maine.)

This blog was started at the request of some dear friends that wish to become Preppers.

“No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.”

Demosthenes (384–322 BC, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

3 Great Interviews On Preparedness

3 Great MUST listen to interviews on Preparedness with James Wesley Rawles, Joe Nobody and Jim Marrs on Natural News TV
James Wesley Rawles is a former US Army intelligence officer who, for the last two decades, has authored bestselling books and top blogs on preparedness. This man is highly intelligent and extremely well informed. Here, he talks with Alex Jones about what happens in a "grid down" situation and why 50% of the population in U.S. cities will probably not make it out alive. This was just recorded maybe 10 days ago with James Wesley Rawles interviewed on Alex Jones Show (, on survival, gun confiscation and more.  Uploaded 4/18/2012 11:02:36 AM by HealthRanger @
Joe Nobody is the featured bonus guest in my upcoming May 8th LIVE seminar. I have pre-recorded a bonus interview with him that will be unveiled on May 8th. Here, you can listen to the first 13 minutes of the discussion, which centers around the U.S. government's recent purchase of 450 million rounds of hollow point ammo to be used domestically, apparently against the American people. The full interview will be broadcast on May 8th to the participants of Health Rangers LIVE event, but you can get the first 13 minutes of the Interview with Joe Nobody on preparedness, survival, US govt. buying ammo and more Uploaded 4/23/2012 10:57:56 AM by HealthRanger @
Jim Marrs is one of the best-informed investigative journalists in the country. I interviewed him a few months ago and didn't get it published until now, but this interview is absolutely packed with valuable knowledge about the economic collapse that's coming. Interview with Jim Marrs, author, journalist, investigator, Jan 2012 Uploaded 4/23/2012 12:26:14 PM by HealthRanger  where, Jim reveals the truth about what he calls "Zombie banks." @

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Friday, April 20, 2012

CISPA Is SOPA & PIPA On Steroids!

Stop CISPA Now! 
H.R. 3523: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act or CISPA was introduced on November 30, 2011.  According to PC World on April 13, 2012, “the bill will be up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives the week of April 23. Unlike SOPA and PIPA, CISPA has no close relative in the U.S. Senate. Two larger cybersecurity bills, S.2151 and S.2105, have been proposed, but haven't made it out of committee.

The biggest problem with this particular bill is that it is VAGUE It is soo vague and poorly written that a sheet of pegboard has fewer holes and I thought the Patriot Act was full of holes!   What this means is that every hole allows some Czar, Dept Head, Congress person, President or even some techno peon to abuse the powers in the bill to the point of tyranny!

Please write, call, tweet, wink or whatever every one of your House Representatives NOW.  You can easily do so from the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) Action Site @  and read about other action methods @

This is an election year so, whatever you do VOTE.  And be sure to vote for a candidate that is:  Of the people (US citizens), by the people, for people and NOT of A Political Party, by A Political Party, for A Political Party.

For links to a list of the 800 Corporate entities that support CISPA and other CISPA info see

"We have given you a Republic, if you can keep it."
Benjamin Franklin


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

So You Wanna Move to the Country – Really?

Remember the show Green Acres?  Many of us may want to move rural and be ‘Oliver’, but the truth is most of us are ‘Lisa’s - country life is not for everyone.  There are a multitude of things that we take for granted in a city that do not exist or are hard to come by in a rural town.

So the first thing to do is to be sure you understand the differences between rural and suburban/urban living.

When thinking of leaving the ‘rat race’ behind – be honest and consider all the facts.  If you feel you cannot live with all these conveniences being an hour or more away, then rural living is not for you. Instead find a nice suburban ‘country like’ area.  If you still wish to move to the country, despite the travel time for these conveniences, then let’s get to it!

Decisions, decisions and more decisions …

Good detailed research on this kind of living is a must!  

  • Honestly set your ‘country living’ expectations with reality. Be honest about you can and cannot do both physically and mentally.
  • Define and prioritize what you are looking for in the state and general area of your potential rural home.
  • Define and prioritize what you want the property to provide (grazing, farming or gardening, water, lumber, etc).
  • Have a prepared ‘Must Have and Would Like’ list to review with the realtor and to rank potential properties.
  • Have a checklist of all the various survey, certification, inspection and or tests you want, that you can show the realtor, so he can collect the information.
  • Follow all the usual “real estate” purchasing and selling checklist procedures.

When you do start looking, take advantage of the internet for all your preliminary research and ‘looking’, however never, ever purchase something without a personal, by-your-own-eyes, look see and or walk thru.

You just gotta Think, Research, Think some more, Make a decision, Make a plan and then Go for it!

Read on to find out what kinds of questions to ask about the state, area, the land itself and for a list of resources @

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring To-Do's – Prepping for Spring

Ah yes, the clocks have sprung forward, spring bulbs are blooming, the days are getting longer and warmer … Spring is here and summer is just around the corner.

Spring is traditionally the time of year that one’s house is aired out and given a though cleaning.  If you are a Prepper or homesteader, there are additional chores to address.

"Behold, my friends, the spring is come;
the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun,
and we shall soon see the results of their love!"
Sitting Bull

Read on to see if your Spring Chores for Preparedness, In the House, Around the House, Outside the Home and on the Homestead, Farm or Ranch are the same as those listed.

Keep On Preppin'  ;-}