Sharpen Your Tools – Today’s Quote

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.



Survival Summit Limited Time Special

Survival SummitI just bought my Survival Summit download and if you want to get yours before the pricing goes up to $97 buy it before 6PM Central Time 1/30/2014.  I’ve only listened to 5 hours of the seminars so far but have already more than received my money’s worth.


Survival Summit Rocks!

Been checking out the online Survival Summit the past two days (missed Monday due to a family event) and it’s worth checking out.  Watched about 5 hours of the presentations so far and they were good enough that I took copious notes.  Presenters are well versed in their topics and I’ve had a chance to hear from a few writers I’ve followed for a number of years.  Best of all the price is right!  

That first day I missed the permiculture guy I’ve started following lately and a few others I wanted to see so I’ll probably end up buying the DVD but you can watch each day’s presentations free just by registering.  Check it out!

Survival Summit

The Preparedness Process Infographic

Andrew’s Note:  I intend to write in more detail on the Preparedness Process in the future but I present this executive summary to provide background for an upcoming series of articles on the role of Prepper Protection in the Preparedness Process.

The Preparedness Process

Great Article on Roscoe Bartlett

I recently read this great article on what former Congressman Roscoe Bartlett is up to in retirement and you’ll never guess what it is…that’s right, he’s an off-grid prepper.  During Bartlett’s Congressional years he was almost the sole voice of warning in the House for our nation’s vulnerability to CME or EMP attack.

What lessons should we draw from this octogenarian who was a successful scientist and engineer turned politician (with access to all kinds of information reserved for our political elite) that turns to prepping full time in retirement?  Better get busy!

The CARVER Method For Preppers

The CARVER Method is an analytical anti-terrorism tool used by the U.S. Army for determining what assets are critical to a unit’s mission success and how vulnerable  those assets are.  By utilizing the CARVER Method Army leaders are able to better protect those assets and mitigate the effects of the loss of those assets.  This same tool can be used by preppers to accomplish their survival mission.  Here’s how I’ve adapted the CARVER Method For Preppers:  (more…)

Disaster Preparedness – Today’s Quote

We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.

Tsunami Survivor Petra Nemcova

Mandela on Preparedness – Today’s Quote

One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela

Truckers Hitch Infographic


Trucker's Hitch

Andrew’s Note:  I don’t remember how to tie all the knots my father tried to teach me over the years…but I remember how to tie the Trucker’s Hitch and use it regularly.  Thanks Dad!  Today’s Infographic comes to us by way of  Check out their website for lots of preparedness related information…their motto is “be prepared” afterall…

You Know! – Today’s Quote

Well, I’m not excusing the fact that planning and preparedness was not where it should be.  We’ve known for 20 years about this hurricane, this possibility of this kind of hurricane.

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff

Andrew’s Note:  You know right now if you live in tornado country, hurricane territory, near an earthquake fault, in an area susceptible to tsunamis, winter storms or floods…what’s your excuse for not preparing for these or any of the other natural or man-made risks you and your family may face?  …and make sure you don’t rely on those guys that new Katrina was coming for 20 years…just 20…maybe they should have read a little history like this piece on the 15 Wost Hurricanes.

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