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12 Survival Lessons From Active Duty Infantry

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Our nation’s active duty infantry has fought for our country for years, and are still fighting for our freedoms today. Not only are these incredible individuals, but they’re also exceptional role models for preppers like you and me to look up to.

That’s because these brave men and women know a thing or two about survival. They have been preparing for the absolute worst, and have been living in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth in order to keep our nation safe.

As a result, they have some pretty insightful tips for civilians like you and me on how to survive in case SHTF.

Each of us have a job: to prepare for the absolute worst. And that’s why it’s crucial to remember these…

 12 Survival Lessons From Active Duty Infantry

1 – Keep Your Courage

Courage doesn’t mean being completely fearless. Courage means being absolutely terrified – and moving forward regardless. Whatever is challenging you or blocking you from obtaining your goals, it’s important to face it head-on. It may be scary, but it’s the only way to accomplish your tasks and survive.

2 – Integrity Is Key

Integrity is a key value of those who serve, and it should be for preppers as well. Always do the right thing, and do unto others as they would do unto you. Also, always be honest, and never steal. The infantry has a saying “Never steal a dead man’s boots. If you do, you’ll most likely end up in his shoes.”

3 – Maintain Structure

Structure is key for success in prepping, and in life. Keep your focus, and don’t let distractions deter you from your goal. Also, get organized by buying a planner or notebook and making yourself deadlines to get things done. This will help keep your energy, focus, and motivation up.

4 – Memorize Things Easier

Writing things down is helpful for memory. However, writing down sensitive information easily runs the risk of it falling in the wrong hands. It’s easier to remember words than a sequence of numbers, so you’re better off writing down the numbers.

If you need to memorize a lot of words, try to make an acronym out of it. It can also help to think up ways all the items are connected – this allows your brain to remember them better.

5 – Set Short-Term & Long-Term Goals

One way to organize your life is to create goals for yourself. Be sure to include short-term and long-term goals, and create a short list of each (no more than three). If the list is more than three items, it’ll become overwhelming.

6 – Learn How To Hug

An SHTF event is rarely fun, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed and lose hope. That’s why it’s important to “embrace the suck” and hug it. What do I mean by that? I mean take everything as it comes, and find hope and joy in the small things. By simply raising your eyes and looking around you, you can find things – even tiny things – that remind you there is still hope, and there is still good in the world. This alone will help you get through anything.

7 – Use SLLS

SLLS is an acronym from the infantry for “Stop, Look, Listen, Smell.” This alone is incredibly helpful if you find yourself in an unknown environment, such as the forest.

When you STOP, stop for a few minutes and let your brain process your environment. Gather your bearings, and figure out your next step.

When you LOOK, observe the area around you, and look up. This will help you search out any potential threats. Use binoculars to search far-off distances.

When you LISTEN, be completely still and silent. Listen for abnormal noises, such as twigs snapping or movement. This will heighten your awareness of what’s going on around you.

When you SMELL, smell the air around you. Smells of smoke, cologne, etc. are signs that a potential threat is close by. Remember – if a human is nearby, that doesn’t guarantee they are friend, and not foe. SHTF situations cause people to do unspeakable things.

8 – Exercise

Survival situations demand a lot from your body, and you won’t be ready if you haven’t been preparing your body with exercise. Prepare your legs, core, and upper body with both weight-lifting and cardio.

9 – Sleep

True, you may not be able to get a full 8-hours rest once an emergency hits. However, you need to take time to sleep as much as you can in order to survive.

At absolute minimum, allow yourself to sleep for at least 3 hours every night. Six to seven hours a night will yield optimum results (so take advantage of it when you can).

10 – Use Proper Hygiene

SHTF events will remove a lot of the hygiene practices we use today. However, an emergency is no excuse to not prepare for proper sanitation.

Carry hand sanitizer and use it frequently. Pack baby wipes and use them to wipe down your hands, feet, face, and body. If you’re conserving wipes, hit the major areas: armpits, groin, chest, and toes. Wiping these areas will help reduce the risk of rash and infecti0n.

Also, make sure to wear clean socks and pack a bunch of extra pairs – you’ll need to switch them out every 48 hours. This is one of the most crucial ways to stay healthy in a crisis.

11 – Maintain Your Weapon

Your survival weapon is useless if it’s constantly dirty and malfunctioning. Clean it, sharpen it, and take care of it as much as possible to yield the best results in the field.

12 – Keep Your Priorities In Order

Many things are important in an emergency, but it’s important to keep your priorities straight in order to make sure the MOST important things get done first. I won’t make you think too hard – here’s the priorities you should have (in order) when SHTF (according to the infantry):

  • Security – aka setting up a secure defense. Look for threats, prepare to fight back, and engage them if necessary. You’ll sleep more soundly and relax more if you know your area is safe.
  • Weapon Maintenance
  • Sanitation
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Sleep

Take these survival tips to heart and use them in an upcoming emergency. You’ll be glad you did! Remember – Prepare Now, Survive Later!


SICK: Migrant Invader Filmed His Rape of 13-Year-Old Girl


The appalling case of Christian Inga, a 25-year-old migrant from Ecuador accused of raping a 13-year-old girl at knifepoint in broad daylight in Queens, New York, lays bare the catastrophic consequences of President Joe Biden’s lax immigration policies. Prosecutors allege that Inga even filmed the attack, adding an unimaginable level of horror to this already heinous crime.

Inga, who has been arrested and charged by the NYPD with numerous offenses including rape, sexual abuse, robbery, kidnapping, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, and unlawful imprisonment, approached two 13-year-olds near Kissena Park in East Flushing, Queens. When the children initially refused his demand to follow him into a wooded area, he brandished a machete, forcing them into compliance.

Once in the woods, Inga allegedly tied up the children and proceeded to rape the 13-year-old girl, admitting to filming the brutal attack. The New York Post reports:

“The Ecuadorian migrant charged with raping a 13-year-old girl he bound and gagged in a Queens park told cops he recorded the attack during a sickening taped confession, prosecutors alleged Wednesday.”

This chilling admission during a hushed court hearing has sent shockwaves through the community. Inga first crossed the United States-Mexico border with his three-year-old son in June 2021 near Eagle Pass, Texas. Despite being ordered deported by a federal immigration judge in February 2022, he was released into the U.S. interior with a Notice to Appear (NTA), showcasing the glaring failures of the Biden administration’s immigration enforcement.

Inga’s criminal record extends beyond this appalling incident. He has had three summonses in the past — for having an open container in December 2022, jumping a subway turnstile in March 2023, and trespassing in May 2023. Additionally, NYPD officers were called to break up a fight at a residence in Queens in January, resulting in a domestic violence report, although he was not arrested.

This is just the latest incident of horrific, sickening crime committed by one of Biden’s illegal migrant invaders. The blame for this crime can be laid squarely at the feet of the Biden Administration and their lax policies at our Southern border, where known violent criminals arrive by the thousands every day.



POLL: Are Biden’s border policies to blame for this heinous crime?


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California Senate Allows Schools to Trans Kids Without Informing Parents


The California Senate’s recent approval of a bill that would bar school districts from informing parents if their child decides to go by a new pronoun at school is a brazen and outrageous assault on parental rights and family integrity. This shocking legislation strips parents of their fundamental right to be involved in their children’s lives, placing the state in a position of unwarranted authority over deeply personal family matters.

This bill is a blatant and egregious attempt to undermine parental authority. It forbids school districts from enforcing policies that require teachers to disclose a student’s gender identity or sexual orientation to their parents without the child’s consent. Proponents of this bill claim it is necessary to protect students who might face hostility at home. However, this sweeping, one-size-fits-all policy fails to recognize the critical role that parents play in guiding, nurturing, and supporting their children through complex and challenging issues.

More disturbingly, this bill opens the door for schools to covertly influence or even convert children’s gender identities under the radar and without parental knowledge. It grants schools unchecked power to make life-altering decisions about children’s gender identities, effectively sidelining parents and keeping them in the dark about significant changes in their child’s life.

Greg Burt, vice president of the California Family Council, forcefully criticized the bill’s flawed assumption that parents are inherently unsafe. “You don’t assume that all parents are unsafe,” Burt declared. “That shouldn’t be the assumption.” His stance resonates with countless parents who believe they have an inherent right and responsibility to know what is happening in their children’s lives, particularly if their children begin identifying as “trans” or experiencing gender dysphoria.

This bill, now advancing to the state Assembly, represents a profound overreach by the state into family matters. Attorney General Rob Bonta’s lawsuit against the Chino Valley Unified School District for its parental notification policy further illustrates the radical lengths to which state officials will go to keep parents in the dark. This aggressive legal stance is an affront to every parent who values transparency and their critical role in their child’s upbringing.

The potential passage of this bill would be a disaster for parental rights and family cohesion. It sets a dangerous precedent, effectively telling parents they cannot be trusted with information about their own children. This is a gross overstep by the government and a betrayal of the trust and authority parents rightfully hold.

The fight to uphold parental rights is far from over. Advocates for transparency and parental involvement must continue to push back against this overreaching legislation. Parents deserve to be informed and involved in all aspects of their children’s lives. Anything less is an unacceptable infringement on their rights and a disservice to the children who depend on them. This bill must be stopped to protect the sanctity of the family and ensure that parents retain their rightful place in their children’s lives. Schools should not be allowed to covertly influence or change children’s gender identities without the knowledge and involvement of their parents. This covert manipulation is an affront to family values and the sacred bond between parent and child.



POLL: Should schools be informing parents if their children identify as “trans?”


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Illegals, Non-Citizens Voting in American Elections


Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) is sounding the alarm on the scandalous reality of non-citizens voting in American elections. Appearing on Breitbart News Daily, he tore into the deeply troubling issue, calling for urgent action through the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act to restore the integrity of the U.S. electoral system.

Roy didn’t mince words. He exposed the shocking evidence of non-citizens voting, whether they are here legally or illegally. Studies have shown that such illegal voting has potentially swayed elections, like the highly controversial election of Al Franken in Minnesota. Just last year, Virginia had to purge 1,500 registered voters who had no right to vote. This isn’t an isolated problem; it’s a widespread epidemic infecting cities like Oakland, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and New York City. These jurisdictions are recklessly registering non-citizens for local and state elections, creating a dangerous loophole that could easily allow them to vote in federal elections.

Roy lambasted the federal laws that cripple states’ abilities to verify citizenship, forcing states like Arizona to juggle two separate election systems. This bureaucratic nightmare is an affront to every American voter who expects and deserves a fair and legal election process.

The Motor Voter Act of the 1990s, Roy argued, has only worsened the situation by making it nearly impossible for states to ensure that only citizens are voting. The federal forms may ask individuals to declare their citizenship, but there is no real enforcement or verification, leaving the door wide open for fraud and abuse.

The SAVE Act is Roy’s proposed solution, demanding proof of citizenship for anyone registering to vote. He acknowledged the unique challenges of states like North Dakota, which do not have voter registration, but insisted that the bill is adaptable to different state needs while maintaining its core mission: protecting the vote of American citizens.

Roy made it clear that this is not a partisan issue; it’s a matter of national security and democratic integrity. He cited a recent vote in Washington, DC, where 52 Democrats supported ending the registration of non-citizens for elections, showcasing the broad support for this critical issue. However, he also highlighted the fierce opposition from many Democrats who refuse to ensure that congressional seats and allocations are based on citizenship.

In a powerful conclusion, Roy condemned the Biden administration for flooding the country with millions of non-citizens, exacerbating the crisis. He called for immediate action to stop the outrageous betrayal of American voters and protect the democratic process from being hijacked by those who have no right to participate in it.

This is not just a policy debate; it’s a battle for the very soul of American democracy. The time to act is now, before the right to vote is further eroded by the influx of non-citizens and the reckless policies enabling them.


POLL: Are American elections for American citizens only?


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