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 ScoutMasterCG.org. Check out their website for lots of preparedness related information…their motto is “be prepared” afterall…
Source: This Means of Tactical Communications Infographic is from FM 21-75 Combat Skills of the Soldier August 1984, Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Andrew’s Note: These means of communications are timeless and even hold true to a world a little more basic than one that includes e-mail, fax, text, phone, and high definition television.
Source: This Personal Camouflage Infographic is from FM 21-75 Combat Skills of the Soldier August 1984, Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Source: Financial States of America
This infographic is very interactive, click on your State to check out it’s relative economic status and click on the tabs at the top to see how it relates to the other States. The minimum wage graphic is a little confusing as several states show no minimum wage…which means of course that they default to the Federal minimum wage of $7.25.
Andrew’s Note: Don’t dismiss this information on surviving a nuclear accident as farfetched…I was serving in Egypt months after and thousands of miles away from the Chernobyl, Ukraine meltdown in 1986 and we had a radiation injury in our public affairs office (PAO) when our PAO team (Military journalists) went out to cover a story on a migratory bird die off…guess where the birds had just migrated through.
How far do you live from a facility that’s the next Chernobyl, Fukushima or Three Mile Island? Nuclear proponents argue that nuclear energy is safe and it mostly is but human and (multiple) mechanical errors occur and for some reason we build these plants on rivers that flood, coasts that receive tsunamis and right on top of earthquake faults.
Andrew’s Note: I’m still a fan of using bungee cords as described in Building a Poncho Hooch but this method of rigging a tarp shelter eliminates the need to carry additional gear/bungee cords. Note that tarp shelter techniques can be used with poncho shelters. Click on the graphic to take a look at ScoutmasterCG.com.
Andrew’s Note: When I was a kid I always carried a bandana…maybe it’s time to start again. Looks like these guys who built the 60 Bandana Uses Infographic aren’t around on the internet anymore so there’s no link back to the source website.
Andrew’s Note: A few years ago I took a group of kids out to the woods, broke them down into several groups and challenged them to build a campfire. I had a prize waiting for the first group to successfully start their campfire…it was a very long wait. Knowing how to build a campfire was skill nearly every child learned when I was a kid…not so anymore. This is a critically important skill that’s key to protecting yourself from the elements in cold weather…pass it on.
Andrew’s Note: Today’s infographic, 10 Weeds That Heal, is designed to encourage you to study medicinal plants and herbs. DO NOT TRY ANY OF THESE REMEDIES WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT INDIVIDUAL STUDY AND TRAINING…specifically of the plants you’ll encounter in your environment. Remember that to forage and use medicinal plants you must learn not just how to identify beneficial plants, but also how to identify the dangerous and poisonous lookalikes. Today’s infographic is courtesy of The Ready Store, one of our fine advertisers. I encourage you to check out their store as they help keep Prepography up and operating…they’re also having a storewide sale up to 40% off until the end of September/Preparedness Month.
Andrew’s Note: Fire, pressurized vessels, ATF, State Liquor control, blinding yourself…there are lots more things to know about how to make moonshine than just what’s presented here but it’s a nice overview of the process and you really can make your own moonshine legally with a little research and training. Moonshine can be used socially, medicinally, as fuel, for cleaning and for barter. Looks like the guys that built this infographic aren’t around on the internet anymore…maybe they’re just consumers now.
I recently came across Heritage.org’s 2013 Economic Freedom Heat Map. Below is a snapshot but you can click on the map to go to their interactive version and explore the data. Note that this only shows economic freedom and the U.S. falls into the ‘Mostly Free’ category with 76 out of a potential 100 points.
Andrew’s Note: Today’s Infographic is actually a cleverly designed advertisement for Aegon Insurance and some of it’s conclusions are a bit flawed…for instance I think the creators saw the movie Armageddonone time too many…but it’s cool nonetheless. Click on the graphic to go to the original where you can zoom in to read it easier. Check out the End of the World x 10.