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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...

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...

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...

We’ve Got To Suffer! – Today’s Quote

As John Wayne’s character put it in the The Big Trail: ” We’re building a nation!  We’ve got to suffer!  No great trail was ever blazed without hardship…That’s life! John Stossel  via Whatever happened to GRIT? | Stossel’s Take...

Whatever happened to GRIT? – Today’s Quote

Thomas Edison’s teachers …told his mom he was “too stupid to learn.” His attempts to build a light bulb failed a thousand times. When he finally succeeded, a reporter asked him, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times....

Intentional Living

I recently had a conversation with a Prepography reader about the concept of intentional living.  The concept was new to that particular reader and he encouraged me to introduce it to my other readers with a short article.  I’m certainly not an expert on intentional living and it’s still more a...

The Preppers

I was recently asked by a longtime Prepography reader about what motivated me to write the Prepper’s Creed.  It was really an attempt to capture the essence or ethos of the Prepper Movement as I understand it both from the preppers I know and my own experience.  I wanted to codify how preppers differ...

Hubbard on Security and Self Determination – Today’s Quote

There is only one security, and when you’ve lost that security, you’ve lost everything you’ve got.  And that is the security of confidence in yourself; to be, to create, to make any position you want to make for yourself.  And when you lose that confidence, you’ve lost the only...

Shackleton on Perseverance – Today’s Quote

Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all. Sir Ernest Shackleton, CVO, OBE...

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