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Responsibility and Trust – Today’s Quote

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. Dr. Booker T. Washington, Educator, Inventor, Author, Leader and Former Slave FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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 your preparedness group and anywhere else life takes you as it does in the military. FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Be Excellent To Each Other – Today’s Quote

Be excellent to each other. Bill S. Preston, Esquire as played by Alex Winter in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

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 do a cook out and give the game a try.  I purposefully did not look the game up online so as not to taint my view of it by reading promotional material or other reviews.  All I knew going in was that it was a called Conflicted-The Survival Card Game and that it presented moral dilemmas for the players to discuss.  Game night finally arrived, and Mrs. Grumpy G, or as I more affectionately call her “She Who Must Be Obeyed” arrived on target.  The ladies made small talk, while our host and I sat on the deck watching dinner cook.  After dinner and a few drinks, we retired to the front room and commenced the night’s journey. Conflicted-The Survival Card Game Review – What you get: The publisher describes the game as: Conflicted: The Survival Card Game is a brand new way for survivalists to share their philosophies about prepping. It’s a game that can be a serious conversation between established prepper groups, or it can be a fun way to introduce someone to the concept of prepping.  Conflicted helps you show other preppers why you are prepping, why your reason for prepping matters, and what your survival philosophy is when choosing life vs your morals.  The quality of the cards is good.  They are nice and thick.  On one side is the game’s logo and deck number (there are two decks currently out).  The other side contains a short blurb describing the moral dilemma you face.  The scenarios range from mundane to “who’s the sick puppy that...

No Room For Hyphenated Americanism – Today’s Quote

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism…German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else. President Theodore Roosevelt FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Seuss on Caring – Today’s Quote

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not. Dr. Seuss FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

King on Love – Today’s Quote

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Tact – Today’s Quote

Tact is changing the subject without changing your mind. Anonymous FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Webster on the Constitution and the Republic – Today’s Quote

Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world. Daniel Webster FacebookPinterestGoogleRedditTwitterTumblrEmailPrintPocketMoreLinkedInLike this:Like...

Top 10 Tips to Build Resilience to Stress

The military has put a great deal of effort recently to helping service members build resilience because increased resilience or ‘resistance to stress’  makes it much easier for a person to ‘continue their mission’ or keep taking care of their family when danger, fear and discomfort intrude.  Resilience is important to preparedness as well.  Here are Prepography‘s Top 10 Tips to Build Resilience to Stress: Focus on Your Goal or Mission:  By keeping the end in mind you can work through the adversities necessary to get there. Develop a Community of Support:  A community that you are comfortable asking for help but often don’t have to ask. Remain Optimistic:  No matter how bad things get…know that they will get better.  General Colin Powell said that “optimism is a force multiplier.” Anticipate Change:  By building a mental model that anticipates change and potential outcomes you will be able to better react when faced with change. Be Proactive:  The Boy Scout motto is “Be Prepared” for good reasons.  By anticipating future needs and taking steps now to make life easier then you will smooth the transition and better handle change. Increased Levels of Physical Fitness:  Keeping physically fit makes your body and mind better able to deal with stress and reduces the likelihood or the severity of health issues. Focus on Your Health:  In addition to increasing your physical fitness you should try to reduce or eliminate any addictions and maintain a healthy weight with good eating habits.  Healthy habits can eliminate or mitigate many of the diseases of excess that we currently experience in our country including diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, gout, and obesity.  Also, get plenty of sleep in the good times and have a sleep plan so that you can get adequate sleep in bad times. Don’t Tilt at Windmills:  While many of life’s frustrations and...

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