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September is National Preparedness Month

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Cognitive Preparedness, Featured, Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month

The following is the announcement on FEMA’s Ready.gov regarding September is National Preparedness Month: During National Preparedness Month we ask you, your family, community and workplace to take action by planning a National PrepareAthon! Day on or around September 30th. We recommend using digital media tools as a way to promote National Preparedness Month, September 1-30th. What you can do to promote National Preparedness Month: Check out the How to Get Involved in NPM Quick Guide Download the 2014 National Preparedness Month Digital Engagement Toolkit Share NPM messages on Social Media View and share the new Ready Campaign Public Service Announcements Join our Thunderclap message on let your followers know that it’s National Preparedness Month with your followers. How does...

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Aquaponics Infographic

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in Aquaponics, Featured, Infographic

Aquaponics Infographic

Last summer I ran my own aquaponics system for the first time.  I found that the vegetables within the system grew three times faster than the vegetables from the same seed packs grown outside the system as a control group.  While I didn’t put my system into operation this year because of our move I’m still fascinated by this agricultural growing method and intend on employing aquaponic principals at The Hermitage in future growing seasons…maybe even within an earthship inspired greenhouse.  I came across this great Aquaponics Infographic at Open Source Aquaponics. This infographic does a great job explaining how aquaponics works.  The system I built used an IBC Tote that had previously held soybean oil and featured a growbed that also served as the flood...

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10 Ways Your Ghillie Suit Will Get You Killed

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Featured, Security Preparedness, Top 10

10 Ways Your Ghillie Suit Will Get You Killed

Recently I talked with a fellow Prepper who was positively giddy over the purchase of his new ghillie suit.  I held my tongue, for once, but all I could think of was the “10 Ways Your Ghillie Suit Will Get You Killed” if you try to play sniper. Now, there’s no doubt that in the right hands a Ghillie suit is a phenomenal piece of kit but like many types of military tech, this particular piece of kit is better suited to use within a military campaign than a Preppers storehouse or bug out bag.  That may seem like a strange thing for me to say…as I often talk about the use of or adaptation of military techniques or technology to the Prepper’s use, but this is one piece of kit that you should carefully before including in your preparations.  Now, if your reason...

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Character Assassination – The Newspeak Definition

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Featured, Newspeak

Character Assassination – The Newspeak Definition

Today we add another term to our Newspeak Dictionary.  In traditional use the term ‘character assassination’ is used to describe untrue slanderous or libelous comments used to intentionally damage someone’s credibility and reputation. In its modern, Progressive usage the term ‘character assassination’ now includes comments as well as the release of documents, testimony or video which negatively affects the credibility or reputation of someone that our political and media class would rather protect even if the information is true. A recent example of this is when the Race Industry’s attorney representing Michael Brown, the Missouri teen killed by a local law enforcement officer described the release of a store’s surveillance video (a release that...

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Green Beret Says Prep

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Featured, Preparedness

Green Beret Says Prep

The only blog I pay to subscribe to, SOFREP is run by a group of Special Operations veterans and features great news stories, (recent) history stories, commentary and analysis.  Recently they updated a short article by one of my favorite authors on the site, Blake Miles called ‘It Has Begun’ in which the Green Beret says prep. If you and your family is not prepared for disaster and war, you should really, really, get your head in the game… like yesterday.  US Army Special Forces Veteran Blake Miles via Best of SOFREP: It Has Begun… | SOFREP In the article, Miles describes what he feels was our modern Archduke Ferdinand moment and there’s no doubt that the world is devolving a number of anti-American and anti-Western factions with massive economic and increasing...

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Texas Loves Kids

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Education, Featured, Firearms, Rationality

Texas Loves Kids

Gotta love Texas.  Texas loves kids enough they feel that they are worth protecting in ways that work better than having one officer on hand who is nothing more than the first victim to any well planned attack. via Texas School District’s Sign Is Almost Sure to Irk the Left: ‘Please Be Aware That the Staff at Argyle ISD Are…’ |...

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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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