Venomous Snakes of North America – Infographic

Today’s Infographic, Venomous Snakes of North America comes to us from  It’s a great overview of North America’s Venomous Snakes but I’d add…it’s best to leave snakes alone whether you can identify them or not.

Venomous Snakes of North America Infographic Courtesy of: preparing For SHTF

Survival Library Review – Pole Shift Survival Information

Pole Shift Survival Information – Survival Library Review

This review is about a very interesting web-site that one internet denizen described as a “survival library on crack”.  We here at Prepography have to agree.

Pole Shift Survival Information bills itself as being for “for those who wish to improve their chances for survival after the coming pending pole shift. ”  Don’t let that description fool you though.  The site is much more than that.  This site presents the online reader with a survival library that is a treasure trove of useful information.  Even if you aren’t worried about the potential for a pole shift the information presented would come in handy for any survival or TEOTWAWKI situation.

Pole Shift Survival Information is a bare bones site with over 4,000 files available.  The content list covers a multitude of subjects from A to Z.  Actually, the last subject currently listed is  “Worms”, so that would be A-W.  Each topic links to a page listing PDFs on that subject.  The PDFs range from practical “How-To’s” to more in-depth articles with subjects including rebuilding infrastructure, family planning and more.  The PDFs are mostly scans from a variety of sources including government and educational handouts as well as trade magazines and self sufficiency/homestead magazines like Back Woods Home and Mother Earth News.  The PDFs are also downloadable, so the reader could transfer them to an off-line source for future reference.  This is a fantastic survival library for the Prepper or self-sufficiency minded to use.

I highly recommends visiting the site, as it  hasn’t been updated since Jul 2013. This site could sit unchanged for years to come, or it could disappear tomorrow.  Use it while you can

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.

10 Camping Essentials Infographic

Top 10 Fire Starters Infographic has developed a neat infographic on the Top 10 Fire Starters…really ten fire starting techniques and tools that should be combined to cook that food, purify that water or warm up that shelter.

Top 10 Fire Starters Infographic

Humor For Survival – Today’s Quote

Humor is one of the best ingredients of survival.

Burmese Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Survival Is Not Mandatory – Today’s Quote

It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory.

Dr. W. Edwards Deming

Survival by Swindle & Theft? – Today’s Quote

Doesn’t the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft?  In self defense, anything goes.

Imelda Marcos

Andrew’s Note:  I  couldn’t disagree more with the former shoe lady of the Philippines but I present her quote to remind you to prepare for those who share her views. 

Survival in Three Words – Today’s Quote

Survival can be summed up in three words – “never give up.”  That’s the heart of it really.  “Just keep trying.”

Former Reservist with 21st SAS Regiment, Bear Grylls

Andrew’s Note:  That’s six words, but who’s counting…

Nature Is Indifferent To Americans – Today’s Quote

Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.

Adlai E. Stevenson II

Psychology of Survival and Spiritual Considerations

Andrew’s Note:  Today’s survival lesson is an extract from Appendix A of FM 21-76-1, the U.S. Army manual on Survival, Evasion & Recovery June 1999, Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.  This appendix provides information on the psychology of survival and includes spiritual considerations.  While the manual was written for military situations there are many takeaways for the preparedness minded as well. 

I find the section on spiritual considerations especially helpful.  Your experiences may not reflect mine, but long before I became a man of faith I noticed how strong and resilient those I knew who had a strong faith were.  It’s also interesting to note that with the current movement afoot to remove God from the ranks of the military…including calls to appoint atheist chaplains for our servicemembers…this is from a military field manual.

Psychology of Survival (more…)

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