About the Blog
The subjects I blog about are split between a general blogs and series related to survivalism. I try to contribute to both subjects equally, but the world is hectic nowadays and survivalism seems to be more relevant. Regardless of the blog’s genre, I write about the subject as honestly as current data and facts allow.
My website doesn’t have ads, so I don’t get paid for this blog. I’m paying for the upkeep myself and am happily take on the costs to support my hobby. I don’t have sponsors and don’t promote products either, but I may describe specific items and gear.
General Tangential Blogs
I tend to look at things from a different perspective than most people, so my goal with this blog is to share that point of view and maybe teach or inform my readers about special subjects that pique my interest. The subjects are all over the place.
- Sometimes, I’ll write about rediscovering an item from the past.
- At times, the subject will be about human nature.
- Other times, I’ll write about encountering something new or something that changed my perspective.
- Every once in a while, video games or movies will be the target.
- Occasionally, the subject will be about current events.
- Every so often, I may mix in a small rant about something that’s wrong with the universe. If I rant about a subject, I hope it’s done sensibly and my words provide logical reasoning.
I sort of fell into this series when I started writing about my survivalist hobby. My original objective with the survivalist blogs was to share what I think will happen based on my understanding of human nature. It still is, but I’ve noticed my survivalist blogs evolved into discussing practical survivalism for preppers who may not own an underground compound… or those of us unwilling to go bankrupt to build one.
In addition to blogging, I’ve written and sent 2 books to the copyright office. I’m currently working on a couple nonfiction books, which may be completed in 2023. I’m also working on a science fiction book, but have been working on that since I was a teenager. It’s a shame I can’t get access to those early chapters saved in a 3.5” floppy disk (if you’re young, a 3.5” floppy looks like the “save” symbol).
I may share excerpts of these books in future blogs.
I’m Patrick, a tanned “white” urban millennial man living in the roaring 20s, whose unashamedly proud to be a native Houstonian. I’ve worked in the legal profession for over a decade and write as a hobby. I work hard, but work to live and support my hobbies.
I was forced to learn how to write essays in 5th Grade at rural Barber’s Hill Intermediate School. I hated writing those first few years, but started to enjoy it when my family moved to Humble, Texas. The move was lucky for me because my writing skill was vastly superior to my new classmates, which made writing easier… and more enjoyable.
I’ve been blessed with a good muse and it’s always been easy for me to put words to paper. During college, I usually submitted the first draft of essay assignments with the expectation of getting an “A” (or maybe a “B”).
I’d like to clarify that I know for a fact that I’m DEFINITELY NOT the best writer in the world. No single person can be the best writer because opinions and points of view are always differing or changing. I won’t try to please everyone and don’t expect you to agree with everything I write.
While I’m clarifying things, I should warn you that I’m very “queer”. I’m so weird, other odd people think I’m strange or “special”. I’m that weirdo who sits at a bar and writes a chapter in a book or an opinion article about something I saw on the Book of Faces (a/k/a Facebook).
A few sentences ago, I declared being queer or odd. Well, I also happen to be gay. I simply don’t let my sexuality define me as a person or dictate how I interact with the world. I’ve hung out with Rednecks who found out I’m gay afterward and are completely cool with it because I didn’t rub it in their faces by acting like a “stereotypical gay”. I may have written about gay stuff twice in my blogs… so far. That accounts for about 3% of my content and the percentage will likely drop as I publish more articles.
It’s funny how most people assume being gay means you’re a Democrat or Liberal. I’m not either of those, but I’m not a Republican either.
I’m an Independent.
There is such a thing as voting for social equality, and for the economy, AND for the security of our nation. In a way, I’m viewed negatively by both sides.
- I’m disliked by die-hard Conservatives for wanting to live life normally.
- I’m hated by the Liberals because they consider me a traitor for voting pro-business and for securing our borders.
Why does this matter to the blog? It shouldn’t because I don’t typically write about domestic politics. However, I may mention something which may seem related to a political subject and I want my readers to understand that I don’t have an agenda when I write an article. I’m not for or against either party.
Reader/Viewer Discretion Advised
I previously mentioned that I’m living in the roaring 20s. When I say “roaring”, I mean everyone seems to be ranting and raving about something. People seem to get offended by the most innocuous things nowadays. It’s so bad, I’m sure someone would be offended if I say, “water is wet even when frozen”.
I like all words, even profanity. My great grandmother taught me every 4-letter word I know, and I’ll use them if a particular subject or story can be livened with the occasional spicy word.
I encourage my readers to remember the following:
- Your triggers and how you react to content is your responsibility.
- The world is not obligated to tiptoe around your triggers.
Sadly, disclaimers are necessary in our modern world. Here are a few which apply to my website and the articles contained therein.
Crime/Violence Disclaimer: The owner of this website and the author(s) or general contributors do not condone violence or breaking any laws, nor does the author(s) support or promote vigilante justice. The intention of these articles are to educate readers on how to improve personal survivability during a theoretical disaster, and does not promote or entice anyone to steal, loot, or commit any other crime in any ordinary circumstance.
Medical Disclaimer: The owner of this website and the author(s) or general contributors are not doctors or any kind of medical professionals. The information presented is for educational and informational purposes only, and does not constitute any professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment immediately. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read in this website, the articles and blogs published in said website, or in any linked materials.
The Practical Survivalism articles are part of a series about survivalism and being prepared for anything, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore established medical practices or avoid potentially expensive treatments. Always survive to use your skills another day by using the medical services currently available.
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