Just a quick note of thanks to the Prepography readers who have dropped me notes to check on me the past few weeks. I hate it when my favorite writers apologize when their day jobs reduce the frequency of their online contributions…the day jobs pay the bills and sometimes consume more than the day…so no apologies…
That said, I’m looking forward to being able to get back to my avocation with new articles, several new writers and I have a desk full of products to review in the next week or so.
What have I been doing with my time…
Well in addition to convergence of family obligations (all joyful thank heavens) I’ve taken steps to improve my family’s financial self reliance by purchasing a recession proof, depression resistant (one hopes) business and spent uncountable hours helping my clients comply with ever increasing government mandates. I’m not sure what’s worse, the increasing percentage of our work product we submit in taxes or the soul-crushing cost of compliance in time lost from more productive activities.
Hang in there…Prepography will be back to its regular publication schedule soon.
Ever been at a loss for an analogy? I am… so I thought I’d ask my readers for help. Please help me finish this sentence and send your responses in comments:
Expecting government spending to drive the economy is like…
Thanks in advance for your ideas,
Andrew J. Jackson
This posting represents the crossing of a milestone for Prepography. There’s not much in this note to help you become more self reliant or better prepared but there’s a lot in the previous 999 articles, notes, infographics and quotes.
That’s right, this is our 1,000th posting!
It’s interesting to see which articles are of the most interest to our readers…it’s not always what I expect. Some of the articles that take the the most time and effort researching and writing fall flat on their face with only a few hundred views, others which are written in just a few minutes on a topic that crossed my or one of our other writer’s mind or that I wrote for personal gratification only go viral.
To give you a feeling for how truly varied the most popular articles are, here are the Top 100 articles we’ve published in order from most popular to least…if our posts were graded on the curve, these are the top 10%, the ‘A’ work:
That’s the list…the top 10%. I can’t wait to see what the top 100 are from our next 1,000 posts!
Today we’re happy to welcome Dan’s Depot to the growing list of Prepography Advertisers and Affiliates. Dan’s Depot offers survival food, equipment, training, and survival oriented surplus items. If you recognize the name it’s because we’ve featured several of their survival infographics over the past few months. Check them our and tell them Andrew sent you!
Otterbox has announced several discounts that are available to Prepography readers through October 31st, 2013. I started buying Otterbox Dry Boxes to build small, waterproof, crushproof survival kits and they still sell their dry boxes but now they’re better known for armoring up electronic devices like phones, cameras, iPads and such. Check out the current deals…
Prepography advertiser, Harbor Freight Tools just extended their 25% Off of any one item until October 31st. Use coupon code: 81600346 at checkout. This coupon is only good at their online store and doesn’t including some items already marked down more than 25%.
This is the same promotion I used to buy this workbench for my new reloading station. It was marked down from $249 to $159.99 and the coupon took off another $40 so I ended up paying $119.99! I couldn’t have build this out of scrap lumber for that little…it’ll be the perfect final touch for my new reloading workstation! Shipping was flat rate at $6.99 to boot!
PREPPER INFOGRAPHIC MANIA CONTINUES! An infographic is a wonderful tool because it presents info in a very compact & accessible package. Good infographics are hard to find & even harder to make… consequently they are one of the 2 types of info that we share that are not original to Prepography. In recognition of Preparedness Month we’re going to end the month with back-to-back Prepper Infographics. Never fear, we’ll return to our regular schedule October 1st.
Fishing…I mean dove hunting for a couple of days. See you back here on Sunday. In the meanwhile, enjoy the daily quotes or one of these fine articles or manual extracts from our archives.
Prepography advertiser, Harbor Freight Tools is offering 25% Off of any one item between now and September 15th (not including some items already marked down). Use coupon code: 81600346 at checkout. This coupon is only good at their online store.
I used my coupon to buy this workbench. It was marked down from $249 to $159.99 and the coupon took off another $40 so I ended up paying $119.99! I couldn’t build this out of scrap lumber for that little…it’ll be the perfect final touch for my new reloading workstation! Shipping was flat rate at $6.99 to boot!
I’m a client as well. I love that they only list what they have in stock so I don’t have to weed through ‘sold out’ product listing after ‘sold out’ product listing.
I have a good friend who is a professional investment adviser. He specializes in helping preppers of all stripes hedge their bets and preserve their wealth given today’s volatile investment options and unprecedented levels of market manipulation. Some of his clients believe we’re living in the end times, others expect a slow slide into chaos and still others expect a protracted recession or depression.
He’s kind enough to share his expertise with me even though I don’t come anywhere close to meeting his minimum asset requirement. I call him the Prepper Investment Guru (P.I.G.). He also tips me off from time to time about events and news stories that should be front page news but are ‘hidden’ on page 20 and adds context to some of the more obscure financial shenanigans that are taking place.
Today marks two very special anniversaries for me.
I love you both!