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
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.
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!
If you’ve been trying to access Survivalblog lately and have had issues… it’s because the site is currently under a denial of service attack, a type of cyberattack.
His back up site is under attack as well but I was able to access it this afternoon…it’s address is http://18.104.22.168/.
Best of luck to Jim Rawles and his team as they sort it out.
Today’s a good day to reflect on what a fair level of taxation is. If someone taking 100% of the fruits of your labor is slavery and taking 0% is absolute economic freedom then what’s the balance that results in the least loss of freedom yet maintains our necessary spending? I say necessary because as Dr. Thomas Sowell says in today’s quote “The real goal should be reduced government spending, rather than balanced budgets achieved by ever rising tax rates to cover ever rising spending.” There’s no doubt that we’ve collectively elected generations of politicians from both parties who have been hell bent on taking our hard earned income in order to line their pockets, favor their friends and build their pet projects.
I’m just back from a few weeks of travel and will share some of the thoughts I’ve been toying with over the next week or so and some of the preparedness projects that the weather will finally let me tackle.
Between a recent tour of Army Reserve duty (with very poor internet access), illness, family injuries and the resulting car shopping I’m a bit behind on my writing. Everyone is fine but it’s messed with our publishing timetable.
Rather than setting aside some of the more in depth articles I’m working on including an eye prepping and a dental prepping article… I’m going to take a short publishing sabbatical to catch up on my writing and get a head start on additional travel I have to take later in the spring. Check back 3/28 for a return to our regular publishing schedule.
Thanks for understanding and in the meanwhile enjoy the Quote of Day and/or these best (or at least most visited) of Prepography articles.
I hope my readers in the Northeast are staying safe and warm. Make sure to lend a hand and set the example for your non-prepping neighbors.
Once things settle down, please share with us what preps worked and what didn’t.
Request for Information: I’m looking for both a prepper minded dentist and a prepper minded ophthalmologist or optometrist willing to be interviewed by e-mail for a couple of articles I’m working on. If you fit the bill and are willing to help…please respond using my contact page.
I just learned that one of my favorite firearms writers, Massad Ayoob survived a helicopter crash into a swamp in St. Lucie County Florida on Saturday. He was reportedly treated and released from hospital. I hope he survived the incident relatively unscathed…he’s a national treasure and a voice we need to hear now more than ever.
I’m about halfway through his book Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry…it’s the best book I’ve read on the subject.