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North Star For Navigation Infographic

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Featured, Infographic, Transportation Preparedness

North Star For Navigation Infographic

Today’s infographic from Scoutmastercg.com was designed to teach Boy Scouts about Circumpolar Constellations and it’s interesting for anyone who’s gazed at the night-time sky and wondered…but for the Prepper it’s a great primer on finding the North Star for Navigation.  Give it a try the next time you’re out at night…find the North Star and you’ll always know your cardinal directions on a clear night.

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Post Apocalyptic Hygiene Supplies

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Featured, Hygiene, Military Pedagogy

Post Apocalyptic Hygiene Supplies

As we discussed in our recent article, Post Apocalyptic Self Care hygiene is important to health and never more important than during times of great stress, after a disaster or while living in an austere environment.  If you don’t take actions now to stockpile necessary post apocalyptic hygiene supplies you might not have the necessary supplies even after a minor disaster. Today’s article and list is based on hand has been expanded from the list suggested by Army Techniques Publication No. 4-25-12 (ATP 4-25-12) Unit Field Sanitation Teams, April 2014 edition.  ATP 4-25-12 has been ‘Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.’  Links are provided for additional reading on selected item categories or links to facilitate improving your own post apocalyptic hygiene supplies...

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Post Apocalyptic Self Care

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Featured, Health Preparedness, Hygiene

Post Apocalyptic Self Care

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. A Prepper Should Understand Post Apocalyptic Self Care For: Heat Injuries:  Through the choices you make...

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Army Guide To Deployment Health

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Featured, Health Preparedness, Military Pedagogy

Army Guide To Deployment Health

Andrew’s Note:  Today we offer some great information on maintaining health in austere environments taken directly from GTA 08-05-062 Army Guide to Deployment Health, Health Threat Information and Countermeasure, Distribution Unlimited.  You can access this same information in it’s original form by clicking the link above.  The note on it’s cover declares “Anyone who participates in any type of military operation should keep and refer to this pamphlet”… the same goes for Prepper operations and most of the information presented here is applicable to post disaster or breakdown situations.  I’ve added links for reference to the military gear, civilian equivalents (or the civilian stuff we use) and links to U.S. Army info sources if you want to...

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A Comprehensive Counter-Terrorism Strategy – Quote

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Quote, Terrorism

A Comprehensive Counter-Terrorism Strategy – Quote

Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy… President Barack Obama via TheBlaze.com Andrew’s Note:  The fact that the President has promised that ‘no American combat troops will be deployed’ as part of our ‘comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy’ must have our adversaries shaking in their sandals and our friends in the region questioning our commitment. I’m not ready to go back to war, but the option of deploying troops should never be taken off the...

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Wilderness Emergency Infographic

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Cognitive Preparedness, Featured, Infographic

Wilderness Emergency Infographic

This Wilderness Emergency Infographic from Scoutmastercg.com is as appropriate for Preppers and Prepper activities as it is for the Boy Scouts and I think that it’s appropriate that the Boy Scout motto is “Be Prepared.”

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Health Threats In Austere Environments

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Featured, Hygiene, Military Pedagogy

Health Threats In Austere Environments

Like soldiers in the field, Preppers living in austere environments are vulnerable a myriad of health risks.  This introduction discusses the health threats in austere environments and introduces the concept of preventive health measures.  We will periodically add to this introduction with additional articles that go more in depth.  Make sure to use the subscribe tool on the top right of this page so you don’t miss any of our articles. Health Threats in Austere Environments While military servicemen and women can expect significant financial backing, a robust support system, an international resupply network and the chance to return to civilization periodically to rest and recover, the Prepper potentially faces the risks but without the logistical support…be careful. We know...

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Make it a Ruger 50-22, The Ruger BX-25×2 Magazine

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Featured, Firearms

Make it a Ruger 50-22, The Ruger BX-25×2 Magazine

The Ruger 10-22 has been around since 1964 but I didn’t buy my first one until about 1980 when I talked my Mrs. Jackson into buying one for her favorite under-age son.  She still gives me a hard time about it periodically as the first thing I did was throw on a black nylon stock with a pistol grip and buy a 30 round banana magazine.  Mama Jackson is definitely from the ‘guns are bad’ side of rational thought and the more tacti-cool a gun looks the more evil they are in her eyes. The venerable 10-22 gets it’s name from the fact that it’s a .22 caliber longarm designed to feed from a 10 round magazine but why would anyone want to shoot from a 10 round magazine when there are 25 and 30 round magazines designed for the same weapon?  As I mentioned, after I...

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In Remembrance

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Featured, Terrorism

In Remembrance

 

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Timing – Quote

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Quote

Timing – Quote

Your best work involves timing. If someone wrote the best hip hop song of all time in the Middle Ages, he had bad timing. Cartoonist & Author Scott...

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