August 23, 2014

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  1. I just wanted to make you guys aware that http://www.ablehaven.com is in soft launch for the next 30 days. Ablehaven is a new social network for preppers and survivalists.

    It is based on the principle that anything beyond short run survival requires cooperation and communication. It is our mission to help the readiness movement transition into a community that prepares for the fulfillment of prophesy while embracing the teachings of the savior to love our neighbor.

    Please check us out.

  2. Hi Chris –

    Just want to let you know that I’ve tagged you in a internet meme over on my site. Thought you may like to participate in a getting to know the prepping community meme.

    http://preppingtosurvive.com/2012/09/10/11-questions/

    Thanks!

    Joe

  3. I was on the site Saturday looking for an old post where you mention CCW and superman’s cape. The way you phrased it was good and I wanted to re-read it. I thought it was something that had been slipped in as part of one of the general preparedness tip articles, but I was wrong. I think it was from this summer or this spring. Do you remember the article?

    How’s that for a bus? :) If you can’t, no big. I’ll just work my way through the site step by step. I probably missed or forgot something and need to, anyway.

    Thanks, R

    • Chris Ray says:

      I wish I could remember that, but its not coming to mind. I did do a search through the blog postings and through all comments for superman, and nothing popped up.

      Sorry

      • Found it! Zimmerman popped in my head and I searched for that. (And found an article I missed along the way.)

        “Carrying a gun may also give a little extra courage to some, but just because you put on a cape doesn’t mean you can fly.” – Rising crime…, October

        Thanks again, R

  4. GBU for providing opportunity & sanctuary for likeminded believers/ do you have and provide services for relocations to live in preparedness communities ? pls contact me with info/ thnks & GBU:))0

    • Chris Ray says:

      Thank you for the blessing. I don’t know of any preparedness based communities, if you do please let me know as I would like more info.

  5. Hello
    This is a must see and have DVD for any prepper or garden owner, the film is called back to Eden and you can watch it for free and you can also buy the DVD, this is the best and cheapest way you can raise food and you NEVER have to irrigate!
    watch the film and please put it as an essential link on the right with the other links.

    This is a God sent and it is sent and discovered at the exact right time.

    http://backtoedenfilm.com/

    Cheers!

  6. Amber Evans says:

    Very interested in advertising any info about cot and sizing would be appreciated.

  7. Chris,

    I’ve tried a few times to download your e book but when i fill in the form it tells me I am “already subscribed” (which I am for the updates)…what am I doing wrong and how do I get the book?

    Thanks,

    Rob

  8. Chris,

    I signed up and am getting your e-mails (and I visit your site) but I have not received information on my free e-book “Why Should I Prepare…”

    Maybe you did send it and somehow I deleted it, but I do not remember doing so. Will you please send it again… as a Christian I am most interested in reading it.

    Thanks so much…

    • Chris Ray says:

      Hi Rick

      Thanks for signing up for updates, you should have received an email right after you subscribed that had a link to the download page. I will send you a copy though.

      Thanks again,

      Chris

  9. Dream on Chris.

    I have been to your site a few times and read about your dream of a large acreage, cabins, permaculture, livestock, etc. I have a modification of that dream… I live on 300 acres, (farm & group camping facilities,(Psalm 23 Camp since 1985) several garden models including a greenhouse, livestock, etc. I recently began http://www.HomesteadShepherd.com and desire to help others.

    So, I have a part you do not , and you have much that I do not. Perhaps we could merge some way, some day.

    In Him,
    Dennis

    • Chris Ray says:

      Hi Dennis,

      Your ministry sounds fantastic, you’re blessed.

      collaborating in the future is something I might definitely be interested in.

      • Prepper Paul says:

        Hi All,
        I’m a newbie. I own 6.3 acres of land in southwestern New York State that I have been converting into a homestead. It has become a lifetime project.
        I am interested in connecting with like-minded people. I am uncertain about how to get started. Can someone help?
        God Bless,
        Paul

        • Chris Ray says:

          Hi Paul

          I am working on an article to help people find like minded people near them unfortunately, I don’t have many resources at the moment. On the Prepared Christian forum I have a place where people can connect with like minded people, but there are not many users, but posting on it might be worthwhile.

          Chris

  10. anthony barbuto says:

    Hello,

    I sold Life Support products to air forces around the world back in the 1980s. I was a ” Survivalist” back then I guess you would call me a “prepper” now. I am making up survival kits using some different methods. If you, your readers or advertisers are interested, let me know. Thanks
    Anthony Barbuto

  11. Chris, great site, thanks for all you do. My pastor has been discussing issues of disaster preparedness, which has lately piqued my interest. FWIW, for many years I have been teaching practical astronomy from a Biblical perspective, which includes the elements of timekeeping and navigation by the Sun, Moon and stars. These topics would be most useful in a survival scenario, but most people in our generation, including Christians, are very unprepared in this area. We publish an astronomy homeschool curriculum that has been popular with adult readers who are curious about this info. Please let me know if you would like a free review copy, to assess the potential value for prepared Christians. Thanks and God bless, jay

    • Thanks Jay, I appreciate the compliment.

      I think you’re right, those topics would be very useful in a grid down situation. When I have more free time I’ll send you an email about a copy. Thanks for the offer.

      • Sounds great, Chris, thanks for your interest. When the grid goes down, taking the streetlights with it, it’ll be very easy to see the stars at night, even from the big cities! Meantime, these skills are still useful for hunters and other outdoorsmen, to tell time and navigate during the day and night. Have a nice Christmas and let me when you’d be interested.

    • StarreGypsy says:

      Jay Ryan,

      I am a homeschooling mom who would be interested in finding out more about your astronomy curriculum. Could you e-mail some info (at)Whittomshire@wildblue.net?

      • I doubt Jay will see this. But if you click on his name in his comment it will take you to his website, there you can find his contact page.

  12. Keith Reynolds says:

    I read an article from ‘end of the American dream.com’ . This is about Christians being killed for their faith. I tried to send you the link but I’m not that tech savvy. If you would read this then consider the questions I’m asking. In scripture Jesus tells his disciples if they don’t have a sword to sell their cloak and buy one. I have grown up in the church all my life. My father was a minster until his death. I have gone to bible college and currently very active with my local church. That being said, it appears the attitude is concerning persecution of Christians is to be sheep and accept what is happening to you. I have things stored at my house for upcoming problems, along with this is several guns and ammo. Is it wrong to defend yourself from these attackers and even kill them? I’m not talking looters and the such, I’m talking about the killing of Christians. I have my conceal & carry permit and I take my weapon to church. No one is the wiser but if armed militants entered the church is it wrong to defend the lives of those in harms way and kill these people. The ten commandments is thrown around a lot with this subject with ‘thou shall not kill’ but the Hebrew is saying you shall not not murder. I’m not saying I’m planning on hunting these people down but rather in a defend your self way. Your thoughts??? Keith :-)

    • Hey Keith
      Jesus taught love your enemy and love your neighbor as yourself, as hard as it is for me to accept that for the most part we should trust God, and yes there are situations where a gun would be very useful, I am gooing to get a gun at some point because I live in the country so I have something in case some unwanted critters come around.

      Regarding the verse where Jesus told his disciples to go get a sword is only to fulfill one of the last prophecies about Jesus “and he was counted among the criminals” that is all, he did not tell them to buy 1 sword for self defense of 12 disciples, keep reading that verse and you will see what I am talking about.

      by the way I believe our lord is at the door, In the Old Testament, the prophet Joel states, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” (Joel 2:31)
      this will happen twice next year(both fall on passover and feast of tebarnacles) and in 2015.
      and also
      “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light. … And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” (Matthew 24:29-30)

      Acts 2 states: “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.”

      Keep your eyes open and trust God

      • I disagree with you on your understanding of the two swords. I explain why pretty thoroughly in the article I’ll link below. http://preparedchristian.net/should-christians-practice-self-defense/

        I have seen someone make a similar claim as you, but haven’t seen any explanation why this view is held. Jesus either spoke in parables or quite plainly, I think Him stating that disciples should sell their cloak, the most valuable thing they owned, to buy swords, to me sounds like a command, not either a parable or some hidden meaning.

        I agree with you that I think we are near the end times. But I think we get a “blood moon” or harvest moon a few times over the course of a year or two. I know it happens during lunar eclipses and at other times as well.

        “Keep your eyes open and trust God”

        Amen.

    • Hi Keith,

      Your question is one that I think has had many modern day Christians confused. I wrote an article on the issue that will explain my thoughts in detail. http://preparedchristian.net/should-christians-practice-self-defense/

      I believe that as long as we’re acting in self-defense, and not out of anger or vengeance, then we are not sinning. There are two verses that have been twisted and confuse people on this issue. You named one, the Ten Commandments; and you’re right, the actual word in Hebrew is murder, not kill. The second one is turning the other cheek. Most people think it means let the person strike again. But as I note in the link above, when you read the verse with the context of the time and culture in which it was written, it means something different. O pose four theories I have found, but the one I think is correct is that we should not react to insults.

  13. Keith Reynolds says:

    Chris, I read the article you wrote” Should a Christian should practice self defense”. This helps settle some questions in my mind. I personally believe there will be open persecution of Christians in my life time in the USA. I know in times of trials the church grows and satan will not overcome the church ( nice to know how the games ends) but this is of concern for me and my family. Thanks for letting me blow some steam towards you and for your wisdom. Keith :-)

  14. Do you allow guest articles?

  15. Just wanted to let you know that I have started the Free online Permaculture Design Course. The instructor, to this point, seems to have a good outlook. The basic theme so far is that we need to try to restore as much of nature as we can, but that we as people are just as much a part of nature as anything else. He has said to take care of the planet to take care of people, and give back any excess. His approach seems very holistic, but not in a wacko sort of way. Basically, help nature to better help us. Good so far.

  16. Michele Dalton says:

    I just finished reading “The End of America” by John Price like you suggested, but I couldn’t find the forum you mentioned. Would like to hear others impressions and share a couple of thoughts I had.

  17. Hey Chris,
    What do you think about Christians joining their local militia?

  18. Chris,

    love the site and had a quick question–

    i’m putting together a page of food storage helps geared towards “average joe preppers.” I recently came across one of your articles called “the kinds of foods that you can store”, that I thought had some really good ideas.

    i was hoping I could include a link to it as a resource. would this be ok?

    cheers!

    • Chris Ray says:

      Hi Dan,

      That would be great, thanks for sharing!

      Chris

      • excellent Chris, appreciate it! you have some good stuff, so i’m glad you’re ok with it.

        working hard on it, so hopefully it turns out well… fingers crossed!

        DC

  19. Chris, I just found your website and downloaded your e-book. Can I or am I allowed to make hard copies of it and pass them out to other people that might interested.

  20. Rev. Dr. Michael E Harris says:

    Chris,

    I have misplaced your email address, but I wanted to share the following with you–
    http://summerofsurvival.com/sos/ (2014 Summer of Survival (SOS)).

    The interesting thing is that one of the speakers talks about Christian preparedness.

    This just popped in my head: Can Christians eat Halal food? Halal is food prepared for Muslims, who honor an idol–Allah. Does eating Halal food conflict with the Bible?

    • Rev. Dr. Michael E Harris says:

      1. Acts 15:29
      You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell.
      Acts 15:28-30 (in Context) Acts 15 (Whole Chapter)
      2. Acts 21:25
      As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”
      Acts 21:24-26 (in Context) Acts 21 (Whole Chapter)
      3. 1 Corinthians 8:1
      [ Concerning Food Sacrificed to Idols ] Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up.
      1 Corinthians 8:1-3 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 8 (Whole Chapter)
      4. 1 Corinthians 8:7
      But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled.
      1 Corinthians 8:6-8 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 8 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
      5. Revelation 2:14
      Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality.
      Revelation 2:13-15 (in Context) Revelation 2 (Whole Chapter)
      6. Revelation 2:20
      Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.
      Revelation 2:19-21 (in Context) Revelation 2 (Whole Chapter)

  21. I was wondering, if there is some kind of map or club that we can learn where other like minded people are near us to make friends with the same focus we have. Friends we can learn from, grow with, …..

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