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Your Excuse is Invalid – Marine Corporal Todd Love

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Police Codes Infographic

Today’s Police Codes Infographic explains law enforcement communication using 10 Codes, 11 Codes, Code Signals and two alternative phonetic alphabets.  Thanks to ZipScanners.com for providing the infographic.   FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Be Prepared For World’s End Infographic

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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: FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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 family.  Not only are we social animals, but complete isolation in a family compound would make securing and trading for necessary resources…not to mention husbands and wives for your next generation… problematic.  No one can plan for or afford to prepare for every contingency so some trade will be required to deal with any extended and even many short term TEOTWAWKI events. I once read about a retreat island (in the Caribbean… I think) for sale that had been developed by a former employee of the CIA for his family.  This CIA alum had earned millions working in industry following his national service and to stock his island he purchased the inventory from entire hardware stores to ship to the retreat.  Most of us don’t have that kind of money or the resources to travel to such remote retreats when the balloon goes up or the stock market crashes down so what’s a regular guy to do to keep his family safe and sound…I say do the best you can where you are with what you have (financially, social network wise, etc.).  This doesn’t mean that you hunker...

Top 10 Camping Essentials Infographic

‘ Be prepared!’ isn’t just for Scouts and campers.  The Top 10 Camping Essentials is a good read for Preppers too. FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

First Aid To Clear Object Stuck In Throat – The Army Way

The Army does a good job of breaking down complex procedures into digestible tasks but the Army doesn’t always call things by the same name as civilians…civilians would call this the Heimlich Maneuver but the Army calls it First Aid To Clear Object Stuck In Throat.  Links have been added to facilitate further reading or research. Task Number: 081-COM-1003 Task Title: Perform First Aid to Clear an Object Stuck in the Throat of a Conscious Casualty Task Type: Individual Proponent: Task Data Conditions: You see a conscious casualty who is having difficulty breathing because something is stuck in his throat. This iteration should NOT be performed in MOPP. Standards: Clear the object from the casualty’s throat by giving abdominal or chest thrusts until the casualty can talk and breathe normally, you are relieved by a qualified person, or the casualty becomes unconscious requiring mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Safety Notes: In a training environment, leaders must perform a risk assessment in accordance with FM 5-19, Composite Risk Management. Leaders will complete a DA Form 7566 COMPOSITE RISK MANAGEMENT WORKSHEET during the planning and completion of each task and sub-task by assessing mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available-time available and civil considerations, (METT-TC). Note: During MOPP training, leaders must ensure personnel are monitored for potential heat injury. Local policies and procedures must be followed during times of increased heat category in order to avoid heat related injury. Consider the MOPP work/rest cycles and water replacement guidelines IAW FM 3-11.4, NBC Protection, FM 3-11.5, CBRN Decontamination. Environment: Environmental protection is not just the law but the right thing to do. It is a continual process and starts with deliberate planning. Always be alert to ways to protect our environment during training and missions. In doing so, you will contribute to the sustainment of our training resources while protecting people and the...

Buy 2 Solar Panels Get One Free – GOALZERO

Buy 2 Solar Panels Get One Free Buy 2 Boulder 15 Portable Solar Panels, Get 1 Free at goalzero.com! A $90 value. Use Code: EXTRASOLAR. Ends 10/31/14. Shop Now!     FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Prepping For Ebola & Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

There’s a great deal of consternation currently regarding the unprecedented spread of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola outside of it’s traditional African haunts as well as the current Ebola epidemic in Africa and the reemergence of Marburg in Uganda..  There certainly isn’t any indication that Ebola or any Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers will overwhelm the world-class medical systems we have in the U.S. and reach pandemic levels anytime soon but prepping for Ebola and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers is yet another way that you can improve your overall preparedness. What Is Viral Hemorrhagic Fever The first step in developing any battle plan is to know your enemy. This even holds true when battling disease, so before we discuss prepping for Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers we need to learn about the enemy… Viral hemorrhagic fevers are a group of illnesses caused by a viral infection which result in fever and gastrointestinal symptoms followed by excessive bleeding or capillary hemorrhage.  These viruses exhibit the following commonalities: RNA viruses with a fatty, lipid coating Reliant on an animal or insect host as a virus reservoir Geographically restricted in origin but capable of hitchhiking along modern transportation systems or being transported intentionally by bad actors. Humans aren’t the natural reservoir for these viruses but once infected can often transmit the virus to others Most viral hemorrhagic fevers are incurable Thankfully viral hemorrhagic fever is uncommon in the United States and primarily occur from exposure while traveling outside of the country or from occupational exposure.  Until recently there was no report of human cases of Ebola in the U.S. and we have yet to experience Marburg.  Lassa Fever has also been brought into the country by travelers.  One interesting fact is that there’s actually a strain of Ebola, Ebola-Reston that was named after it’s discovery at a primate center in Reston Virginia in 1989. ...

State Hunting & Fishing License & Regulation Information

Fall has me thinking of hunting and even the government regulations covering hunting are getting so complex that they are confusing… so today we added another resource to Prepography‘s Online Preparedness Tools & Resources Page covering U.S. State Hunting & Fishing License & Regulation Information. Hope this helps you keep your hunting & fishing safe, legal and sane! FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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