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Category: Cognitive Preparedness

Cognitive, Mental & Spiritual Preparedness: This is the most important fundamental. This fundamental incorporates the ‘will to live’ with the ability to adapt and can be significantly reinforced by the belief in a higher power.


Cogitation: Your Enemy Has A Vote

Cogitation: “Your Enemy Has A Vote” Cogitation is concerted thought, reflection, meditation, or contemplation.  “Cogitation” highlights cognitive ideas that cross our paths.  These ideas and thoughts don’t really warrant full articles.  They are important enough to be shared as...

Self Reliance Skills: Teach Someone Something

Why learn new self reliance skills Living a self-sufficient lifestyle, and trying to cut down your reliance on outside entities is not something that comes out of the blue. It is something that must be worked on and fostered. Part of that entails learning the skills and gathering the knowledge to do so....

Conflicted-The Survival Card Game Review

Recently, a friend said, “Hey I’ve got this new card game that looks like it would be a hoot.”  He handed me the deck, and briefly gave an explanation of the idea behind the game.  I thumbed through the deck, and replied, “Looks interesting, we’ll have to play some time.”  Several weeks later, we decided to...

I’m Not A Prepper!

Andrew’s Note:  Today’s article “I’m Not A Prepper” comes to us from Grumpy G as an addendum to the first article he wrote for Prepography, The End Of The World Starts At Home.  Grumpy G and I have been discussing some of his home food production techniques and he has...

The End Of The World Starts At Home

Andrew’s Note:  Today I’m pleased to present the first article from my friend and fellow self reliance aficionado, Grumpy G who in spite of hating the term ‘prepper’ is a rather accomplished…prepper…I mean ‘survivalist’ himself.  You can read more about Grumpy G’s background and philosophy from his...

Simple Sabotage – OSS Field Manual #3 Part 2

Today we present the second installment of our serial publication of OSS Field Manual #3 covering “Simple Sabotage.”  This sabotage manual was issued by the predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Office of Strategic services or OSS on 17 January 1944 and presents OSS doctrine...

Simple Sabotage – OSS Field Manual #3 Part 1

The OSS Field Manual #3 covering “Simple Sabotage” was issued by the predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Office of Strategic services or OSS on 17 January 1944.  Today we present the preface by William J. (Wild Bill) Donovan [a Medal of Honor winner] and the Introduction. ...

Preparedness Lessons From The Amish

Recently I traveled to Amish country with my wife Rachel and a small group of friends.  Our guide was an “English” who has cultivated long term friendships within the Amish, Mennonite and other faith communities in his area.  I enjoy learning about other cultures and often find preparedness...

Back In The Jungle Again – Today’s Quote

Well, you never know…you just never know.  You just go along figuring some things don’t change ever, like being able to drive on a public highway without someone trying to murder you and then one stupid thing happens.  Twenty, twenty-five minutes out of your whole life, and all the ropes that...

Prepper Pete Prepares – A Book Review

In general I’m very hesitant to expose very young children to the idea of preparedness.  Children need to feel loved and safe and the idea of preparedness can cause extreme anxiety in those not yet emotionally able to deal with the possibilities…heck, in my experience most adults aren’t...

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