Prepping: Your “Speech Weapon” (Part 2)

Last Wednesday, we had some pretty good response to our article on how to banish  Ebonics when desired.  It also goes without saying that there may be situations where having strongly Ebonic speech is a good thing.  Depends on time and circumstances. Today, I wanted...

Prepped? Check Your Glove Supply!

When comes to prepping, people write all kinds of hogwash on the net.  Sure, I could sight-in a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle it I had to.  Or, I’d call my friend Steve who teaches the fine art of “reaching out and touching” when he’s not...

Prepping: Your “Speech Weapon”

I recently sat down for a few minutes with a young man – just going off to college for his medical profession specialty –  to coach him a bit on how to succeed in the world of higher ed.  Two things were the focus of our talk:  Speech and the...

Prepping: The Bug-Out Motorhome (part 1)

We’re coming up to the time of year when people begin to unload motorhomes – cheap.  Fair-weather RV’ers look at depreciation and the cost of insurance and maintenance in winter.  Best deals?  Likely after deer season.  First week of January, or...

Prepping: Yes, You Need a Business Plan

Short course in business:  6 P’s. Proper Planning Prevents Piss-Poor Performance. If you are new to the idea of “prepping” rest assured the field is infinitely large and totally overloaded with mostly useless crap – especially on the web.  I...

Prepping: The Old Man’s Comforts

There is  an art to living that doesn’t get enough attention, as we see it:  People don’t focus enough on effectively spending their money. You see, once you have a roof over your head, the difference – particularly when asleep – between living...

Prepping: Why Business Models Matter

The story of how Elaine and I ended up here in the Piney Woods of East Texas is a book’s worth.  Three or four if we count all the lessons learned (from mistakes made) along the way.  With this weekend’s return of reports on UrbanSurvival we’ll be...

Prepping: The Basic Radio (and Antenna) Inventory

One day this week, I’ll be sending one of my sons-in-law our trusty old Tecsun PL-660  shortwave receiver.  We’ve had it a good long while and its main use around here has been listening to CoastToCoast AM with George Noory out of WOAI in San Antonio late...