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Category: Family & Community Support

Family & Community Support: These are the family and community networks and ties that keep you sane, focused and help you plug any holes you discover in your preps after it’s too late. This also includes certain items necessary for family harmony as well like a deck of cards or perhaps your child’s favorite stuffed animal.


That Guy – Today’s Quote

“Don’t be that guy.” …. if you are consistently the source of grief, you don’t belong. U.S. Army Special Forces Veteran Blake Miles via 6 Tips to Succeed in Special Operations | SOFREP Andrew’s Note:  This is an axiom that will serve you as well at work, at home, with your social group, with...

Prepping As A Moral Imperative

“Prepping As A Moral Imperative” is going to be a little “evangelical prepping”.  That is a phrase coined by AJ. No, this isn’t a sermon on Christianity.  I do believe the Bible is very clear on being prepared and self-sufficient.  I am going to look at the matter in a more secular manner....

A Redneck Education in 10 Lessons

Let me share with you a redneck education in 10 lessons but first a confession…I’m half redneck! You see, Dad is a country boy.  He’s the son of a depression era farmer turned businessman and Dad grew up in a small town where he made extra money by hiring himself out to the local farmers...

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...

Strive For Community – Today’s Quote

Strive for community without surrendering yourself to it. Self Sufficiency Writer and Marine Grumpy G

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...

Love, Strength & Courage – Today’s Quote

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_love.html#K1Ssa2cwhGX1QCch.99 Being...

The Prepper Marriage

The principles for a healthy prepper marriage are similar to the principles for any other healthy marriage but with the tremendous added complication that the spouses may be at different stages in the mental and emotional aspects of their respective preparedness journeys.  In fact, in my experience...

The Prepper Compact

Where would you go if you had to leave your home on short notice due to a local, regional or larger disaster?  You probably have family and friends who would be happy to put you up for a few days or a week…but where could you go if you needed refuge for weeks, months, or longer?  Maybe you’ve...

No Substitute for Family – Today’s Quote

There are no adequate substitutes for father, mother, and children bound together in a loving commitment to nurture and protect.  No government, no matter how well-intentioned, can take the place of the family in the scheme of things. President Gerald R. Ford

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