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E134: Remembering Michael “Scout” Adam

This episode is a special episode. Which is why it’s coming out in the middle of the week. I wrestled with exactly how to tell people about this. First I thought I’d make a regular announcement at the end of one of the episodes. But then I decided this person was so special to me and so many others it deserved it’s own space.

You see, recently many of us in the Survival and Preparedness community lost a dear friend. His name was Michael Adam. But many knew him simply as Scout.

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Scout was the head of Texas Appleseed, host of Rifleman Radio, and president of Battle Road USA.

He was also a Vet, a Texas rancher, husband, and father to five daughters.

One day Scout asked me why I was doing what I was doing. I told him simply, “Shit happens.” He chucked and gave a knowing nod in return.

I asked him why he was doing what he was doing. He gave me a long speech about the state of our country and countrymen. He then said…and well… I have five daughters, Aaron. And some of these boys can run faster than me.

Scout became something of an older brother to me after meeting him. He was someone I thought of often and didn’t get to talk to often enough.

In fact, the day before he died I wrote a note to myself to call Scout. We’d been playing phone tag for three weeks. It wasn’t my turn, but it’d been too long since he called me back.

That’s a call back myself, and many others will never get again.

A few weeks ago now Scout ran off the road in into a culvert. Last I heard from mutual friends that was pretty much all there was to the story of how a father of five, patriot, and friend to many died—gone in an instant.

I’m going to tell you a story today. And this story is thanks to Scout. It’s about my first experience with Project Appleseed.

You see, as he told a small group of us on our first day of boot camp, the seventh step of firing the perfect shot is to tell others about Project Appleseed.

So today in memory of Scout, join me in the seventh step.

But before we get to that I would ask that anyone able to make a small donation to a college fund set up for his five girls. You can do that by going to:

In his free time, he enjoys hogging the remote, surfing, scotch, mental masturbation and debate over philosophical topics, and shooting stuff--usually not all at the same time.

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