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Free Press Credentials

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Freedom

Free Press Credentials

One of the amazing things about new media is the fact that anyone with a ‘voice’ and an internet connection can educate, inform and influence others.  These thousands of voices are in some cases overshadowing and often influencing messages presented by the main stream media that are carefully crafted and coordinated in the corridors of power.  Weren’t our Founding Fathers prescient to include press freedoms in our First Amendment.  You to can join the ranks of citizen journalists by downloading your free press credentials from The Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org). CFAPA provides both free press credentials and an inspiration to use them.  Check them...

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M16 Maintenance Infographic Comic

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Featured, Infographic, Military Pedagogy, Security Preparedness

M16 Maintenance Infographic Comic

Long before the term Infographic came into widespread use the military learned the value of using images to teach skills to young recruits.  Many of these manuals, like this M16 Maintenance Infographic (The M16A1 Rifle, Operation & Preventive Maintenance DA Pam 750-30) were written as comic books complete with well endowed women and full on innuendo.  Click on the image below to page through the comic/manual.  This particular example of Military Pedagogy was published in 1969, long before the military became more preoccupied with political correctness than warfighting but it does have some good information even if a few of the tools described are a little dated.  Additionally, check out the list below the graphics for a selection of current AR maintenance tools and supplies…...

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What The Heck Is Hugelkulture – Infographic

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Featured, Infographic, Permaculture

What The Heck Is Hugelkulture – Infographic

irrigating garden that I can harvest without crawling around on the ground..in a word, Hugelkulture. If you haven’t seen Sepp Holzer’s book, Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening and website make sure to check them...

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The Ten Cannots – Quote

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Quote, Values

This Too Will Pass AKA The Ten Cannots You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves. Reverend William J.H. Boetcker (1916) Andrew’s Note:  Grumpy G shared this quote with me and I thought...

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CBMint Announces Changes

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Prepography Advertiser Announcement

CBMint Announces Changes

Prepography advertiser CBMint, a bullion sales company recently announced the following changes based on their customer recommendations. Pay By Check Amount Increased They have just increased the maximum allowable check payment to $50,000. Bank Wire Amount Increased The allowable maximum for bank wire transfer has also been increased, in this case to $150,000. The CBMint Bullion Buy Back Program CBMint has launched a bullion buyback program where they buy back gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium bullion from CBMint customers. See CBMint for details. Base Metals Bullion Products CBMint has started offering a range of bullion bars and rounds struck from base metals. Here is how they described this program: We have had an increasingly-larger volume of customer questions about...

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SHTF Gun: The Under-appreciated Rossi Trifecta

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in Bug Out Bag, Featured, Firearms, Food, Product, Reviews

SHTF Gun: The Under-appreciated Rossi Trifecta

The Rossi Trifecta: Introduction Looking for a SHTF gun?  Recently, I read a very good article that was been re-posted around the web entitled “Building A Survival Arsenal On A Budget“. It gave some very practical advice on which SHTF gun, pistols, rifles and shotguns, would fit in to a survival plan on a budget. Common features on many a low priced SHTF gun is a break action and single shot capability.  To fill the niche for a rim fire SHTF gun they featured the Chiappa Little Badger; a neat little break action .22LR rim fire which comes in around the $170 price range. I couldn’t help but think that for $100 more I could fill the niche of a rim fire .22 in my SHTF gun arsenal, as well as a shotgun and a center-fire hunting rifle with one package. That package is the...

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Prepper Giveaways

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Featured, Note:

Prepper Giveaways

The only thing better than great prepper stuff is great prepper stuff that’s free!  Here are three Prepper giveaways of interest to all you Preppers and Survivalists out there that you can enter online! Grit Magazine is giving away 2 Fermentation Crock packages worth $410 each. The winner will receive: Boleslawiec Polish Fermenting Crock Pot with pressing stones The Book Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods The Book The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World A cabbage shredder or tamper Grit’s a great homesteading magazine…check it out.  Not sure whether I’d use the crock to make sauerkraut or kimchee…both bring back memories of deployments past! Enter here:...

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Cogitation: Your Enemy Has A Vote

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Cogitation, Cognitive Preparedness, Featured

Cogitation: Your Enemy Has A Vote

Cogitation: “Your Enemy Has A Vote” Cogitation is concerted thought, reflection, meditation, or contemplation.  “Cogitation” highlights cognitive ideas that cross our paths.  These ideas and thoughts don’t really warrant full articles.  They are important enough to be shared as food for thought before forgotten. Recently, Ed Turzanski, Co-Chairman of the Center for the Study of Terrorism at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, was on a local morning talk show.  He was discussing the July 17th shoot down of the Malaysian passenger jet over western Ukraine.  The attackers appeared to be the pro-Russian rebels in the area. He was highlighting failures in US foreign policy in regards to the on going conflict.  He framed an idea that I found very...

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Explosive Threats Infographics

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014 in Featured, Infographic, Security Preparedness

Explosive Threats Infographics

One of the things that I found really annoying in Iraq was when people tried to blow me up.  It seems that you couldn’t go more than twenty or thirty minutes without hearing or feeling an explosion…except during the call to prayer of course.  There are few experiences more disconcerting than the feeling of a blast wave passing through your body and experiencing that explosive threat. While I was fortunate enough not to experience any explosions so up close and personal that I caught shrapnel or had my innards scrambled the power of these experiences…both kinetically and emotionally still amazes me.  Few who haven’t experienced the unpleasantness of having another human being try to blow you up can imagine that power but the tables below might give you an idea. ...

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Changes & Announcement

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Featured, Prepography Announcements

Changes & Announcement

Oh what changes the last few months have brought! If you’re a regular reader of Prepography you may have noticed some changes the last few months.  Although we continue to add new content we’ve ceased adding content every day and as part of that change have stopped posting daily quotes as well.  It’s really been a matter of time and I’ve been spending the vast majority of my non-working, non-sleeping time acquiring new skills and experience that will serve both my family, my developing preparedness group and the readers of this website well. So what has the Jackson clan been doing with all its time?  We bought the farm…literally.  After seven years of looking for a place to develop as our homestead and full time retreat we are in the process of moving from...

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