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Sanctuary: A Post-apocalyptic Novel – Book Review

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Books, EMP/CME, Featured, Perils, Reviews

Sanctuary: A Post-apocalyptic Novel – Book Review

Sanctuary: Introduction “Sanctuary: A Post-apocalyptic Novel” by G. Michael Hopf is the third in his “The New World” series. After purchasing and powering through the first two novels in the series; “The End” and The “The Long Road,” I was anxious to crack open my publisher provided review copy of Sanctuary and see what happened next.. Andrew’s Note:  You can read Grumpy G’s reviews of The End HERE and The Long Road HERE if you haven’t already.  Sanctuary: A Brief Synopsis Surviving the attack proved to be more than they could have imagined… “Sanctuary: A Post-apocalyptic Novel” takes place months after a devastating Super  EMP attack, and nuclear strikes which crippled the US, Europe and parts of Russia and...

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The Long Road: A Post-apocalyptic Novel – Book Review

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Books, EMP/CME, Featured, Reviews

The Long Road: A Post-apocalyptic Novel – Book Review

The Long Road: Introduction “The Long Road: A Postapocalyptic Novel (The New World Series)“, by G. Michael Hopf is the second book in his “The New World” series. If you read my review of the first book in this series, entitled “The End,” you’ll know that I am on a quest to reach a point where I can read, and review, the third book, “Sanctuary“, without dropping in to the middle of the drama. I powered through the first novel over the course of a weekend. I finished this one in short order, too. I  am going to review “Sanctuary” next.  First, it’s on to  a review of “The Long Road: A Post-apocalyptic Novel”. The Long Road: A Brief Synopsis “The End” was just the beginning of the new...

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The Virus – Today’s Quote

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Biological Weapon, Quote

The Virus – Today’s Quote

“He took the 2009 pandemic flu virus and selected out strains that were not neutralised by human antibodies. He repeated this several times until he got a real humdinger of a virus,” said one scientist who was present at Professor Kawaoka’s talk.“He left no doubt in my mind that he had achieved it. He used a flu virus that is known to infect humans and then manipulated it in such a way that it would effectively leave the global population defenceless if it ever escaped from his laboratory,” he said.“He’s basically got a known pandemic strain that is now resistant to vaccination. Everything he did before was dangerous but this is even madder. This is the virus,” he added. via Exclusive: Controversial US scientist creates deadly new flu strain for pandemic research – Science –...

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Shot Multiple Times – Today’s Quote

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Firearms, Military, Quote

Shot Multiple Times – Today’s Quote

“I don’t think anybody would argue that shot placement is the most important for terminal ballistics,” Langdon said. “Even though you say a .45 is better than a 9mm, it’s still a pistol caliber. Chances are if it is a determined adversary, they are going to have to be shot multiple times regardless of the caliber.” Many law-enforcement shooting incidents have shown this to be reality, he said. “I talked to a Chicago cop that shot a guy eight times with a .45 to kill him and that was a 230 grain Hydra-Shok,” Langdon said. “And that guy now carries a 9mm …he realized that handgun bullets suck. “You have to shoot people a lot with a handgun.” via Army wants a harder-hitting pistol | Fox News Andrew’s Note:  The U.S....

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Weed Welfare – Today’s Quote

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Quote, There Shouldn't be a Law

Weed Welfare – Today’s Quote

Basically, the city council wants to make sure that low-income, homeless, indigent folks have access to their medical marijuana, their medicine… Berkeley California City Council Member Darryl Moore via Berkeley Requires Marijuana Dispensaries To Provide Free Weed For Low-Income Patients « CBS San Francisco Andrew’s Note:  Weed Welfare…now free marijuana is a right too?

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Happy 4th of July – Today’s Quote

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014 in Patriotism, Poetry, Quote

Happy 4th of July – Today’s Quote

Freedoms natal day is here. Fire the guns and shout for freedom, See the flag above unfurled! Hail the stars and stripes forever, Dearest flag in all the world. Florence A. Jones

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Pallet Wood Projects

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Featured, Frugality, Self Reliance, Shelter & Clothing Preparedness

Pallet Wood Projects

Frequent Prepography contributor Grumpy G is nothing less than a pallet aficionado and has had me taking a second look at pallet wood as a low cost resource for building pallet wood projects. I’d previously dismissed this abundant and low cost building material from an outdated worry surrounding introducing toxic chemicals into my immediate environment.  I can still hear one of my sergeants yelling at then Private Jackson…”Jackson, take that damned pallet off the fire, don’t you know they’re treated with toxic chemicals!” Grumpy G and others over the years have shared pallet wood project stories with me and I’ve been concerned with their safety but have had my concerns brushed off by those in the know…that doesn’t mean every pallet is...

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National Commitments – Today’s Quote

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Honor, Quote

National Commitments – Today’s Quote

I thank you very sincerely for your letter and for your offer to transport me towards freedom. I cannot, alas, leave in such a cowardly fashion. As for you and in particular for your great country, I never believed for a moment that you would have this sentiment of abandoning a people which has chosen liberty. You have refused us your protection and we can do nothing about it. You leave us and it is my wish that you and your country will find happiness under the sky. But mark it well that, if I shall die here on the spot and in my country that I love, it is too bad because we are all born and must die one day. I have only committed the mistake of believing in you, the Americans. Cambodian Prime Minister, Prince Sirik Matak on being offered asylum as the U.S. pulled back from Southeast...

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Forsaking Home – Book Review

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Books, Featured

Forsaking Home – Book Review

Regular readers may recall that I reviewed the first three books in A. American’s The Survivalist Series back in January.  Those books,  Going Home, Surviving Home and Escaping Home weren’t just chock full of action, novel story lines and interesting ideas for preppers but also grew progressively better in both the form and the function of their construction and presentation.  In his latest sequel, Forsaking Home, A. American has demonstrated a true mastery, not just of his genre, but also of the writer’s craft. No electricity. No running water. No food. No end in sight. If life as you knew it changed in an instant, would you be prepared? Forsaking Home picks up where Escaping Home leaves off.  Morgan Carter, his family and several friends… including...

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Demand Better Candidates – Today’s Quote

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Politics, Quote

Demand Better Candidates – Today’s Quote

There aren’t many honest men or women in Washington anymore.  Politicians get where they are by the sheer force of their egos, not their convictions.  And you know what?  It’s our fault as voters.  We don’t demand better candidates, so we end up getting what we deserve—on both sides of the aisle.” Brad Thor, Author; from his novel, The Apostle: A...

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