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Cogitation – The Woosification Of American Men

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Cogitation, Food, Television

Cogitation – The Woosification Of American Men

A buddy turned me onto the Creek Stewart survivalist show called Fat Guys In The Woods on the Weather Channel.  It’s not exciting, it’s not fancy, it’s not high drama but it is a great show to learn about bushcraft and the woosification of American men. Each episode revolves around three couch potatoes who are stuck in a rut of some form and need to make a change in their life.  Creek’s goal is to help his rotund padawans build self confidence to move forward in their lives outside the woods.  Creek’s approach is similar to that used by Outward Bound but revolves primarily around primitive wilderness skills.  The guys enter the woods and Stewart walks them through shelter building, food acquisition as well as water acquisition and purification.  By the end...

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First Aid For Frostbite In 5 Steps

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Featured, First Aid

First Aid For Frostbite In 5 Steps

Winter is almost upon us and freezing temperatures are already here.  Part of the Full Spectrum Preparedness Doctrine is recognizing the dangers we may face and being able to address them.  One of the major dangers in cold weather is frostbite.  Knowing first aid for frostbite is an important first aid skill to know once freezing temperatures arise. What is frostbite? Frostbite is a medical condition that results from the freezing of the body’s tissue. It usually affects the parts of the body that are farthest from the heart and large patches of exposed skin. Frostbite is characterized by the constriction of the skin, as blood is shunted to the body’s core in an attempt to maintain body temperature. The affected tissue freezes, and ice crystals form inside the body’s...

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8 Tips For Using A Chainsaw

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Featured, Self Reliance, Shelter & Clothing Preparedness

8 Tips For Using A Chainsaw

Using a chainsaw to cut wood is an essential part of maintaining a homestead and providing your home with an alternative heating fuel source. Both of the aforementioned are integral parts of the Full Spectrum Preparedness Doctrine. Whether you are an experienced chainsaw user, or a novice starting out, any time of year is a good time to cut wood.  In my book, now is the best time, though. Late fall is upon us, and we’ve had our first hard freeze. This is for a variety of reasons: It’s not too hot, or too cold; making cutting wood much more comfortable. Most of the things bite, sting and make you itch have been killed off with the first freeze. The small underlying vegetation and leaves have died back, or fallen, making it easier to move around and get to trees that will be...

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Hermitage Update

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Self Reliance

Hermitage Update

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around The Hermitage that necessitated a short break from writing and editing.  Thought I’d bring you a Hermitage update. Completed our move to The Hermitage, our full time retreat Completed construction on our workshop Completed half of our trim carpentry in the house Installed a doggie door for daughter #3’s pet…still haven’t figured out what you’re supposed to hunt with a purse dog Finished up some light fixture installations in the house Built food storage area in the house to expand the pantry General cleanup both around the house and the workshop…salvaged a lot of materials for future projects First deer hunt on the hermitage Went shooting with son-in-law #1 and new extended family Hosted daughter #1 and...

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Police Codes Infographic

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Communications Preparedness, Featured, Infographic

Today’s Police Codes Infographic explains law enforcement communication using 10 Codes, 11 Codes, Code Signals and two alternative phonetic alphabets.  Thanks to ZipScanners.com for providing the infographic.   FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditStumbleUponTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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Prepping for Riots & Civil Unrest – 10 Tips

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Civil Unrest, Cognitive Preparedness, Featured, Top 10

Prepping for Riots & Civil Unrest – 10 Tips

As the mainstream media positively salivates over the anticipated civil unrest and rioting that’s expected following the release of the dual Grand Jury investigation and Department of Justice investigations that are expected to exonerate Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a teenager of African decent we thought it might be a good idea to review tips on prepping for riots and civil unrest.  According to a knowledgeable multi-juristictional law enforcement analyst the law enforcement community is more concerned about the aftermath of the Ferguson shooting information release than any event since 9/11. A riot or period of riots/civil unrest is best avoided and the Prepping for Riots and Civil Unrest tips below should help you avoid or if...

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Survival Library Review – Pole Shift Survival Information

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Featured, Survival, Website Review

Survival Library Review – Pole Shift Survival Information

Pole Shift Survival Information – Survival Library Review This review is about a very interesting web-site that one internet denizen described as a “survival library on crack”.  We here at Prepography have to agree. Pole Shift Survival Information bills itself as being for “for those who wish to improve their chances for survival after the coming pending pole shift. ”  Don’t let that description fool you though.  The site is much more than that.  This site presents the online reader with a survival library that is a treasure trove of useful information.  Even if you aren’t worried about the potential for a pole shift the information presented would come in handy for any survival or TEOTWAWKI situation. Pole Shift Survival Information is a bare...

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Virus That Makes Humans More Stupid

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Self Reliance

Virus That Makes Humans More Stupid

Virus that makes humans more stupid discovered – Science – News – The Independent. Andrew’s Note:  That explains a lot…it must be incredibly contagious… FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditStumbleUponTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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DIY Dehydrated Eggs

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Featured, Food, Prepucation

DIY Dehydrated Eggs

Why DIY Dehydrated Eggs Is A Good Option When looking for egg storage solutions, dehydrating eggs at home flies right past many people.  Eggs are one of the most nutritional and versatile foods around. From a remote homestead, to a backyard with a coop, they are easily accessible. Even without refrigeration they can last for weeks and still be edible. By refrigerating eggs that shelf life can be extended by several more weeks, maybe even a couple of months. For longer term storage some people freeze their eggs. By separating the whites and yolks, freezing them separately, eggs can last for up to 6 months. Still, for the long term Prepper that still isn’t an ideal situation. First off, freezing eggs is dependent on the electrical grid. If it goes down you loose refrigeration and the...

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Veterans Day Etiquette

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Featured, Honor, Military

Veterans Day Etiquette

Andrew’s Note:  Today we take a step back from discussing preparedness and feature an article on Veterans Day Etiquette that I wrote several years ago.  Republishing this article has become an annual event here at Prepography in order to honor those who understand that selfless service is required to keep our Nation free.  Veteran’s Day freebies from retailers are nice but a heartfelt word of appreciation or recognition from our fellow citizens certainly means more to us.  Happy Veterans Day! For the first sixteen years of my military career there was little need for a primer on Veterans Day etiquette as there was little public recognition of the day other than a few restaurants that thanked our Nation’s Veterans with a free meal and a Federal holiday.  All that changed...

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