Tag Archives: books

We’re Almost There

The next post will be after the election–thank God.  I’m not sure I can deal with any more of it.  The sheer amount of hyperbole, misinformation, bad thinking, and other similar dreck is all but overwhelming. Everybody remember to get … Continue reading

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Down It Goes

Regarding the current status of the Presidential race, I have no words (although the phrase “train wreck” comes to mind). If you were unclear as to the relative moral standing of the two candidates, the tape released last week should … Continue reading

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Books, and Beginnings

A reader recently asked me, in response to my “A Little Light” post, what book I recommend as a first book on prepping.  (Hi, ansullivan!)  (For those who don’t want to bounce back and read it, I was reviewing the … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Hobbies

I believe I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy multiple hobbies; many, if not most, of them serve as potential “income backup” in the event of something untoward.  But, from the prepper mindset, there’s more to them than that. The first … Continue reading

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Where to Start?

I had occasion this week to try to list my household’s various skill-sets. I won’t go into it here; it smacks too much of braggadocio. Likewise, if the past forty years are any indication, the list will likely be wildly … Continue reading

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Survival Question Number Nine: Books

The ninth question deals with reference books in your personal library.  I’ll go ahead and quote the entire question, with the original comments, then (as usual) head off in my own direction: 9.  Do I have any books on survival … Continue reading

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