When the Empire pushes you across the line… it’s time to steal the Empire’s cattle.
From the Highlander bandit hero Rob Roy MacGregor to the Apache renegade Geronimo rampaging across northern Mexico, there’s a long and storied history of Rustling as Resistance. And the professional rustler needs a running iron — a simple, straightforward tool used to re-write — “run” — a brand in smoke and fire and make it your own.
Times are strange. Honor is outlawed, so the honorable must turn outlaw. The Cattle Barons and the Empire of Nothing have slapped their brand on just about everything. It’s time to … alter… that.
Time to break out the Running Iron.
Running Iron Report is a resource for those who seek a path toward that good life in troubled times. Our writers have some wisdom to impart, gained through serious study and hard-won experience — but we’re also pilgrims on this road, striving each day to live a little closer to the bone, to dig deeper, to become stronger, wiser and more resilient. There’s a pretty formidable Outfit shaping up here. Join us in carrying the fire.