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Under A Graveyard Sky – A Review

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Books, Featured, Zombie

Under A Graveyard Sky – A Review

We don’t talk much about zombies here at Prepography… except on Halloween when the zombies come out to play… so when I heard that one of my favorite military writers, John Ringo had tried his hand at the zombie genre I couldn’t help but pick it up with an eye towards a Halloween zombie book review of Under A Graveyard Sky…but then I liked it so much I read the whole series… John Ringo’s a military veteran and specifically a veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division where I spent my first few years in the Army.  From the first time I picked up one of Ringo’s military science fiction books I found myself recognizing the characters and the conversations he wrote because that’s how we thought, talked and related back in...

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Integral Passive Solar Water Heaters – A Primer

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Featured, Water Preparedness

Integral Passive Solar Water Heaters – A Primer

Integral Passive Solar Water Heaters – Intro Before we discuss integral passive solar water heaters (IPSWH), let us talk a bit about solar systems. Increasing energy costs have focused attention on energy efficiency and alternative sources. Renewable sources of energy appeal to the preparedness minded. It helps Preppers disconnect from an energy delivery system that is vulnerable to failure when necessary. It also allows Preppers to be in control of their own energy instead of relying on some distant corporation or government bureaucracy. Solar energy plays an important role on many homesteads, bug out locations and is especially important with many cultures overseas because it is readily available and free. It can also be used for cooling as well as heating. As long as the sun is...

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Prepping on $30 A Paycheck – Intro

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Self Reliance

Prepping on $30 A Paycheck – Intro

How “Prepping on $30 A Paycheck” Came About Prepper Axiom # 1 – Change your mind and your tail will follow. (Cognitive) The kernel of the idea that led to “Prepping on $30 A Paycheck” came from a conversation I was having with a co-worker one day.  He was not in to prepping  or self-sufficiency at the time.  He was interested in the topics of what I did on the weekend and after work. I could tell he had the makings of a convert. He just needed a little nudge, and some guidance. I finally asked him outright, “You are interested in prepping, why don’t you just do it.” His response was, “I don’t have a lot of disposable income; I can’t afford it”. Oh man, my head hurts. Trying to wrap my mind around a statement like...

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How To Build A Panic Room Infographic

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Infographic, Security Preparedness

How To Build A Panic Room Infographic

I built a panic room in our old house and got a lot of use out of it…luckily only as secure, discrete storage and as a tornado shelter…you can build a panic room too and it doesn’t have to be as elaborate as the one in the How To Build A Panic Room infographic below: FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditStumbleUponTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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Your Incredibly Valuable Windfall – American Citizenship

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Quote, Rationality

Your Incredibly Valuable Windfall – American Citizenship

Goddard College’s recent decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by “educators” in our schools and colleges. Such “educators” teach minorities born with an incredibly valuable windfall gain — American citizenship — that they are victims who have a grievance against people today who have done nothing to them, because of what other people did in other times. If those individuals who feel aggrieved could sell their American citizenship to eager buyers from around the world and leave, everybody would probably be better off. Those who leave would get not only a substantial sum of money — probably $100,000 or more — they would also get a...

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Homestead Evaluation Criteria

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Featured, Full Spectrum Preparedness, The Hermitage

Homestead Evaluation Criteria

Yesterday we introduced some of the Jackson family’s ideas about Finding Your Prepper Homestead.  Today we’re going to cover the homestead evaluation criteria we developed as we searched for The Hermitage in the hopes that it helps you develop your own evaluation criteria as you look for the perfect place for your family to live, survive and thrive.  We call our full time retreat The Hermitage but the goal isn’t to leave society but to have a safe place to live within society before, during and after local, national or international societal upheavals or natural disasters that also provides for as many of our needs as possible.  Below is the criteria I developed to help us choose The Hermitage and I hope that it helps you in evaluating your prepper homestead as well....

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Finding Your Prepper Homestead

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Featured, Full Spectrum Preparedness, Self Reliance, Shelter & Clothing Preparedness

Finding Your Prepper Homestead

Recently I announced that the Jackson clan completed a seven year quest to purchase acreage for a homestead and full time retreat.  Rachel and I had been considering purchasing acreage for a number of years as a combination hunting/recreation/retreat property but as I served in Iraq I watched neighborhoods turn into war zones and the radicalization of ordinary civilians I realized that the only (relative) safety in societal breakdown lies in either complete isolation or surrounding yourself with the fellow members of your family, ‘clan’ and ‘tribe.’  I hope that by sharing our story and homestead evaluation criterion we help you in finding your Prepper homestead. That said I want you to consider how unrealistic complete isolation is for the average person or...

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Finding Your Prepper Homestead

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Featured, Full Spectrum Preparedness, Self Reliance, Shelter & Clothing Preparedness

Finding Your Prepper Homestead

Recently I announced that the Jackson clan completed a seven year quest to purchase acreage for a homestead and full time retreat.  Rachel and I had been considering purchasing acreage for a number of years as a combination hunting/recreation/retreat property but as I served in Iraq I watched neighborhoods turn into war zones and the radicalization of ordinary civilians I realized that the only (relative) safety in societal breakdown lies in either complete isolation or surrounding yourself with the fellow members of your family, ‘clan’ and ‘tribe.’  I hope that by sharing our story and homestead evaluation criterion we help you in finding your Prepper homestead. That said I want you to consider how unrealistic complete isolation is for the average person or...

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Hand Washing For The Prepared Prepper

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Featured, Health Preparedness, Hygiene

Hand Washing For The Prepared Prepper

A Prepper must know how to take care of others, but even more important that taking care of others is taking care of one’s self…so that you can continue to take care of others.  Prevention and self care are important to maintaining health but never more so than during times of great stress, after a disaster and while living in an austere environment.  You will likely experience one or more of those events in your life and if you’ve studied and practiced the requirements for post apocalyptic self-care…you can easily apply those lessons to such lesser disasters and hopefully keep yourself and your community healthy enough to deal with the challenges you face.  Frequent and proper hand washing is one of the most effective actions that the prepared prepper can perform...

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Ballad of the Green Berets

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Featured, Military, Song

Ballad of the Green Berets

Ballad of the Green Berets By SSG Barry Sadler Fighting soldiers from the sky Fearless men who jump and die Men who mean just what they say The brave men of the Green Beret Silver wings upon their chest These are men, America’s best One hundred men we’ll test today But only three win the Green Beret Trained to live, off nature’s land Trained in combat, hand to hand Men who fight by night and day Courage deep, from the Green Beret Silver wings upon their chest These are men, America’s best One hundred men we’ll test today But only three win the Green Beret Back at home a young wife waits Her Green Beret has met his fate He has died for those oppressed Leaving her this last request Put silver wings on my son’s chest Make him one of America’s best...

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