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Category: Self Reliance

By developing the right skills, resources and mindset you will be able to better care for yourself and others when life presents you with challenges. When times are good work hard to prepare yourself, your family, your community and your nation for future troubles. When times are hard you must redouble your efforts in anticipation of potential future hardships. We firmly believe that self reliance is a journey, not a destination...do what you can to increase your readiness and resilience but keep in mind that no one is completely self reliance.


Cargo Container Home Infographic

Well, it’s official, after weeks of design and discussion, Rachel has put her foot down and refused to build a cargo container house for the Jackson family.  Doesn’t mean that Cargo Container Homes aren’t the neatest habitational upcycle available though!  Check out this Cargo Container...

Hole In The Market – Today’s Quote

It’s a hole in the bottom of the bucket. Brad Katsuyama, Founder of the IEX Stock Exchange via Is the U.S. stock market rigged? – CBS News.  Katsuyama is commenting on his discovery that there was a sophisticated group of investors that rigged the U.S. Stock market so that they could identify...

Top 10 Food Dehydrating Tips

Until recently, people had to think ahead if they planned to eat.  A home food storage program wasn’t just a precaution against emergencies, it was a necessary and very prudent part of everyday life.  The home maker couldn’t just pop down to the local grocer to pick up staples for dinner and...

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...

Top 10 Symptoms of Poor Man’s Disease

I’ve been unemployed, I’ve lived check-to-check and I once lived in such a bad neighborhood that I made a game of seeing how many prostitutes I could count on my way home from work (high score was 12) but I’ve never been poor.  I’ve been researching and reading a lot about World War...

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...

Ignorant People with Impressive Degrees – Today’s Quote

Someone summarized Barack Obama in three words — “educated,” “smart” and “ignorant.” Unfortunately, those same three words would describe all too many of the people who come out of our most prestigious colleges and universities today. President Obama seems...

The Prepper Protection Process – Prepper Protection Function

Today’s article is the third in this four article series on the Prepper Protection process is based upon and adapted from the military concept of protection as described in U.S. Army publication  ADP 3-37, Protection.  Today’s article focuses on the role of the Prepper Protection Function within...

Never Forget

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