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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Infographic, Military, Politics

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Forty years ago today, Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam fell to communist forces more than a year after the withdrawal of the last U.S. combat troops.  The butcher’s bill from U.S involvement in Vietnam was tremendous and we honor those sacrifices at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Let’s pray that our Nation’s leaders carefully consider our National goals and interests prior to committing combat troops and once combat forces are committed that we keep the politicians out of their way and let our men and women in uniform crush our enemies and win the peace. FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditStumbleUponTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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Director of National Stupidity

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Featured, Quote, Terrorism

Director of National Stupidity

Secretary of State John Kerry says that there is less violence than usual in the world right now. Meanwhile the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, says the opposite, that terrorism is more violent and dangerous than ever. Since Clapper is Director of National Intelligence, maybe Kerry should have the title Director of National Stupidity. Dr. Thomas Sowell via Random Thoughts FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditStumbleUponTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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5 Tips on Bugging Out Into The Woods

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Cognitive Preparedness, Featured

5 Tips on Bugging Out Into The Woods

If you have spent any time at all in the on-line Prepper community, you have no doubt seen discussion from people who have plans for bugging out into the woods and living off the land in the event of a crisis. These discussions lay out optimistic projections of grabbing a BOB and hoofing it into the woods. There, the authors will hunt and forage in order to survive whatever crisis they are escaping. The reality of bugging out into the woods will most likely be considerably different than those author’s fantasies. We’ve been discussing these wilderness fantasies recently and have come up with 5 tips on bugging out into the woods. Bugging Out Into The Woods 1) Have A Plan, Otherwise You Are Just A Refugee. Having a vague plan of bugging out “into the woods;”...

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10 Random Thoughts

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Featured, Self Reliance, Top 10

10 Random Thoughts

Moving To The Retreat:  Moving from a great prepper home in a neighborhood to a retreat is a lot like starting your preparedness journey over in a lot of ways. Mature, well thought out plans, supplies and preparations are just a start when you need more people to work and secure the land while moving from food storage to food storage and production preps. The good news is that water preparedness can be much easier on your own piece of land. Serenity:  The movie Serenity is starting to look a little dated but still holds up visually and as an adventure story. The freedom & liberty themes are timeless. Lots Of Rabbits: My rabbit colony seemed to be stuck in the winter doldrums so I decided to liven things up a little and was getting ready to expand the colony anyway so I decided to run...

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Top 10 Thoughts For Better SHTF Nutrition

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Food, Top 10

Top 10 Thoughts For Better SHTF Nutrition

Providing better nutrition is always a concern, even in the best of times. In a SHTF scenario, it can literally mean the difference between life and death. Food security/preparedness is one of the 10 tenants of the Full Spectrum Preparedness Doctrine, and providing better nutrition is a key component of that.  In the interests of helping you improve your food preparedness and security through good times and bad, Prepography presents the Top 10 Thoughts for Better SHTF Nutrition: Top 10 Thoughts for Better SHTF Nutrition 1.  Think Chicken & Eggs – It doesn’t matter which came first as Chickens provide the cheapest animal protein, pound for pound, to produce. Their meat is low-fat, and high in nutrients. They also produce eggs, which provide additional nutritional benefits....

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Sugar Maple Identification – Infographic

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Featured, Food

Sugar Maple Identification – Infographic

With tree tapping season upon us here at The Hermitage I’ve been reading up on sugaring and tree tapping.  We’ve yet to do a real tree census on the retreat and haven’t identified any suitable maple trees yet but have already found a number of trees that can be tapped. I’m going to try tapping one of my Sycamore trees later this week.  In addition to the Maple (Rocky Mountain, Canyon/Big Tooth, Boxelder, Norway, Red, Silver, Black and of course Sugar) and Sycamore trees there are a number of other North American trees that can produce syrup yielding sap including Ironwood, Birch (River, Black, Yellow and Paper), English Walnut, Hazelnut, Black Walnut, Butternut/White Walnut…did I miss any? Anyway, today’s infographic on Sugar Maple Identification is...

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Today in Texas They Celebrate An American Story, An American Hero

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Featured, Military, Patriotism

Today in Texas They Celebrate An American Story, An American Hero

Today, Texas celebrates Chris Kyle day as declared by Texas Governor Greg Abbott…of course in the rest of the U.S. it’s just Monday… If you aren’t familiar with the story of Navy Seal Chris Kyle, check out the links below…his was a hell of a story… a historical story, a military story, a family story, a human story…an American story… Book Review: American Sniper by Chris Kyle Book Review: American Gun by Chris Kyle The Short Answer On The “Debate” about the movie, “American Sniper” Kyle on Patriotism – Quote Kyle On World Improvement – Quote Kyle on Rules of Engagement – Quote Kyle on Iraqi WMD – Quote A video of Chris Kyle’s memorial service is available....

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The Short Answer On The “Debate” about “American Sniper”

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Featured, Movies, Soapbox

The Short Answer On The “Debate” about “American Sniper”

I read Chris Kyle’s book “American Sniper” and think it is one of the best books out there. By all accounts, Clint Eastwood and company have done it more than justice with the recent movie version they created. On the heels of its release, there has been a fire storm of progressives* decrying the effort and besmirching the memory of Chris Kyle; a true American hero. They’ve called him a hate filled racist, said he reminds them of fictional Nazis, and more. It has raised a bit of debate on the matter. Well, I have the short answer on the subject for you Prepography readers: A: It’s not about the fact that the sniper shoots, it about the fact of why the sniper shoots that is important. You can take the stance that all snipers are equal because they shoot. In...

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Privilege – A Newspeak Definition

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Featured, Newspeak

Privilege – A Newspeak Definition

Today we add another term to our Newspeak Dictionary.  In traditional use the term ‘privilege’ is used to describe a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people. Unfortunately, “privilege” is now used as a Newspeak word in place of ‘achievement’ to belittle and steal from those who work hard and achieve success which violates the Progressive concept of ‘equality of outcomes.’ Thank you to Dr. Thomas Sowell for pointing out this frequent substitution in a recent article Check out the rest of our Newspeak definitions at Prepography‘s Newspeak, A Modern Political Dictionary. FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditStumbleUponTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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Feast Of Stephen – Quote

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in Quote, Religious Persecution, Terrorism, War

So, on this Feast of Stephen, spare a thought not only for the leftovers in the fridge, but for the driven, kidnapped, enslaved, raped, tortured and murdered Christians our sloth and scorn have left to a hell on earth. LTC Ralph Peters via The feast of Stephen: Middle East’s persecuted Christians need our help If you only read one article this week… read Colonel Peter’s piece on the state of Christianity in the Middle East.  If you aren’t familiar with Peters he’s an enlisted soldier turned Military Intelligence officer who left the Army in order be able to write candidly about it.  I was introduced to Peters as a young Captain by one of my military mentors. FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditStumbleUponTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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