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A Prepper Magazine, For Us, By Us (Vanity)
101stAirborneVet

Posted on 04/17/2013 9:25:03 AM PDT by 101stAirborneVet

Any of you who frequent the prepper threads, or are on the Prepper Ping List, I am putting together a monthly free magazine, BY US and FOR US.

This is not a blog pimp post, I don't have a blog or web site, and don't want one. I am looking for interested FReepers to provide content (articles, photos, columns, gear reviews, etc.) that will be assembled into a PDF that is ad free and noncommercial, which will be posted here monthly and, if Kartographer agrees, pinged to the Prepper ping list for free download and enjoyment.

Readers will not have to visit any web site or blog or anything. A simple click on the monthly link will open a PDF of articles written by your fellow FReepers.

Sample Cover

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The purpose of this is for 1) interested FReepers to share their prepper knowledge in a nice, portable format, 2) to provide user-generated, free, high-quality content for our Forum, and 3) to assist our fellow preppers with how-tos, reviews and other useful information.

Maybe you know about gardening, or maybe it's ammo storage methods, or maybe food preservation and storage. You could have a featured article that helps lots of other FReepers with their own preps, whether it be for weather events, societal dysfunction or even zoooooombieeees. Readers can then comment on the thread in which the PDF was posted, like any other article.

The benefit of assembling articles in a PDF are numerous. First, it brings together many of us into one thread for discussion of several articles all generally about the same thing: prepping. Second, it gives FReepers a very fun and cool outlet to share things they may not feel like sharing directly in the thread. For example, someone may want to share a how-to article about canning, but they can't format the html to efficiently display the accompanying photos. With a PDF, they can just email me the photos and text, and I'll take care of the rest. The article will appear the following month in a clean, easy-to-read format.

If there is any interest in 1) reading something like this on a monthly basis, or 2) contributing to such a thing, please let me know here in the thread. Once again, this is completely ad-free, non-commercial, and does not pimp any site or blog. It's just high-quality, free content for us to all enjoy!

Articles you submit can be attributed to your FR username, or can be attributed anonymously for that matter. It's our magazine, we can do it however we want.

Mods, since this is BY FReepers, FOR FReepers, and is basically just assembling content to post in a thread, I can't see how this would be a problem, but if it is, just let me know.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Education; Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: a; banglist; gardening; guncontrol; prepper; preppers; secondamendment; shtf
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What do you guys think? Will you help me make use of my rudimentary Photoshop skills to do something useful for us?
1 posted on 04/17/2013 9:25:03 AM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Kartographer

Ping


2 posted on 04/17/2013 9:25:39 AM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: 101stAirborneVet

i think it would be cool -


3 posted on 04/17/2013 9:29:57 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

totally on board. i learn something all the time. love to share (and learn)


4 posted on 04/17/2013 9:36:15 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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Dear FReepers,
Due to the economy, combined with posters who refuse to donate, the FReepathon Team is anticipating a long haul. We have started working on Memorial Day graphics. Got ideas? Send them along. We also are looking for ideas on Flag Day
Sincerely,
Your FReepathon Team


Click The Pic To Donate

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5 posted on 04/17/2013 9:40:13 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Great idea!


6 posted on 04/17/2013 9:45:11 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (We're going to need a bigger boat!)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Excellent idea. Please add me to the ping list.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 9:48:06 AM PDT by amom
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To: TEXOKIE

Ping


8 posted on 04/17/2013 9:49:30 AM PDT by amom
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To: 101stAirborneVet

I’d love to get it! Add me to your list.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 9:50:15 AM PDT by albie (s)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!!

Special Addition!!!


10 posted on 04/17/2013 9:53:19 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer; 101stAirborneVet
Special Addition!!!

I'd like you to "add" me to that "edition", Vet...

11 posted on 04/17/2013 10:11:31 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

I love the idea. Maybe we can also help define the e-zine, like a section on individual prep items such as why have it, where to get it, and cost.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 10:12:32 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: CodeToad

I’d even volunteer to run a “Provisions” column whereby people can submit to me their individual items and I’ll format it for the e-zine.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 10:14:26 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Please add me to your ping list.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 10:16:14 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

I’m in....


15 posted on 04/17/2013 10:27:06 AM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Interesting. Add me to the list.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 10:39:47 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: 101stAirborneVet
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Wow, I'm very glad to see that there is interest for this. Anyone interested in submitting an article, just write something up, take some decent photos, and FReepmail me. I will send you my private email address and you can email me the photos and article content. Gear reviews, "how-tos" and general columns about different philosophies are most useful (for example, do you have a bugout bag? What's in it? Why do you have it?)

It's already the 17th, but not to worry. I only need the last day of the month to assemble the content, so feel free to put something together. Please have several photos if you're doing a "how-to", showing the steps in addition to writing the steps.

I think this will be a very fun and exciting addition to the prepper ping list. I'd like to thank Marcella for the assistance, and to those of you who have FReepmailed me about writing articles, go for it!

I'd like to shoot for May 1 release of the May edition, and there is lots of space for articles. We're probably shooting for 25-30 pages per edition.

17 posted on 04/17/2013 10:42:01 AM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Count me in.


18 posted on 04/17/2013 11:00:17 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Excellent idea, 101 !


19 posted on 04/17/2013 11:03:46 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Oops, meant to add > ‘add’


20 posted on 04/17/2013 11:05:17 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: 101stAirborneVet
LIKE!

Keep me, add me...

Thanks!

21 posted on 04/17/2013 11:07:24 AM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Great idea!

I may even have a few tiny tidbits to contribute.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 11:13:05 AM PDT by EternalHope (Be ready.)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Outstanding. I’m in.


23 posted on 04/17/2013 11:16:32 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Good idea. You should consider how you’re going to be better/different than Backwoods Home.

BH is a great magazine for preppers.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 11:18:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

I’m in... PhotoShop challenged;(

Regards


25 posted on 04/17/2013 11:23:17 AM PDT by seeker41 (Currently a displaced Texan)
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To: MrB

“Good idea. You should consider how you’re going to be better/different than Backwoods Home.

BH is a great magazine for preppers.”

No doubt. The biggest differences will be 1) the reader doesn’t have to visit another website to get the articles, the entire publication will be posted monthly in the thread, 2) this will be completely ad free, 3) there is no cost whatsoever, and 4) this is by us, for us so it will likely have a FReeper slant.

It’s going to look fancy and have useful information, but at its core it will be something shared among FRiends.


26 posted on 04/17/2013 11:24:58 AM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: 101stAirborneVet

‘clude’ me ‘in’ too, please


27 posted on 04/17/2013 11:46:04 AM PDT by plsjr (<>< what mankind "knows" is by trial and error; only the CREATOR really knows)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Add me to the list, please.


28 posted on 04/17/2013 11:52:08 AM PDT by xvq2er
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To: xvq2er

Put me on the list, sounds like a cool idea. There are probably a few sub topics that could be considered too.


29 posted on 04/17/2013 12:13:57 PM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

101AV-

Sounds like a great idea! Please include me on your ping list.


30 posted on 04/17/2013 12:28:20 PM PDT by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: 101stAirborneVet
I don't know anything about Photoshop, but I do know how to use a word processor. Count me in, primarily as a reader, but also as a potential contributor.
31 posted on 04/17/2013 12:41:51 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: 101stAirborneVet; Travis McGee
What do you guys think? Will you help me make use of my rudimentary Photoshop skills to do something useful for us?

I reckon a *measles map* of respective FReePRepper locations, now or expected in case of bugout, would be a pretty good start. I'm in Wyoming, Weston County.

BTW: whoever keeps the ping list, kindly add me to it.

32 posted on 04/17/2013 1:25:41 PM PDT by archy
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BTW: whoever keeps the ping list, kindly add me to it.

That would seem to be you, sir. Please add me as well.

33 posted on 04/17/2013 1:27:02 PM PDT by archy
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To: JoeFromSidney
I don't know anything about Photoshop, but I do know how to use a word processor.

Until TSHTF, at which time your skills with a food processor may be of more interest!

34 posted on 04/17/2013 1:27:57 PM PDT by archy
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To: 101stAirborneVet
ADD ME PLEASE!


35 posted on 04/17/2013 1:29:13 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (If govmt is stockpiling guns, ammo, food, & meds, don't you think it's a good idea to do the same?)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Add me to the Ping Please!


36 posted on 04/17/2013 1:53:00 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Great idea!


37 posted on 04/17/2013 1:53:55 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Great idea! Please add me if you have a ping list for this. I’m not an expert, but would like to contribute when I can. For example, I just got a new solar oven, and it would be fun to share my experiences with it. Thanks!


38 posted on 04/17/2013 1:59:49 PM PDT by mom3boys
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To: Kartographer
IF YOU WANT TO BE ADDED TO THE PREPPER LIST PLEASE PING ME. I AM THE KEEPER OF THE PREPPER PING LIST.
39 posted on 04/17/2013 2:56:48 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: 101stAirborneVet

I would love to read this! Maybe someday I’ll feel confident enough in what I’m doing to share, too. A girl can dream! :0)


40 posted on 04/17/2013 3:05:14 PM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Add me to the Ping Please!


41 posted on 04/17/2013 3:07:21 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: 101stAirborneVet

“On”, please.


42 posted on 04/17/2013 3:09:33 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Add me to the list, please.


43 posted on 04/17/2013 3:12:00 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: 101stAirborneVet
This would be very nice. Most of the "back to nature" magazine are run by liberals for liberals which mean that they have not put any thought into their propaganda.

Read one a couple of years back where they were talking about a wood gasification.(sp?) It was interesting until the author started ranting about with this process there was no need for gas, oil, coal or anything else. We could just trot down to our local sawmill and they would give us all the scrap wood we could want.

Ummm no.

It only works as long as there is no other market for the scrap. The moment a tipping point is reached the lumber mill would start charging for the wood and there would be a shortage.

Take the guys who wanted to make fuel out of turkey guts. It was a fine idea as long as they got the offal for free, even better if the plants paid them to haul it away. But... the moment there was a demand the processing facilities began charging.

Ok, I will get off my soap box now.

But I do like the idea.

44 posted on 04/17/2013 3:28:33 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: 101stAirborneVet; Kartographer

Looks like you’ll have to make some changes.

Received via e-mail:

Greetings and Good Day to you.

We are delighted to be included with such fine company as the fine folks
of Free Republic in our endeavor to educate and inspire the preparedness
community. We applaud your enthusiasm and tireless effort.

Today a thread from your forum was emailed to us regarding a potentially
new project. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3008913/posts

We do need to bring to your attention that a magazine with that almost
exact font and name does in fact already exist and has for over a year.
Written by fantastic professional and amateur writers who are all on a
preparedness journey. By preppers for preppers (and the un-aware as well).
After a year in digital (free) the first print issue is being mailed as
you read this. http://www.PrepareMag.com

To avoid confusion or infringement, you may need to look at other options
for your publication. As you can see the font and name of this established
publication are quite similar to your suggested project.

With other publications out there such as Self-Reliance Illustrated, Back
Woods Home and the Prepared Times e-zine, we certainly don’t believe
anyone has a corner on preparedness. We just don’t want to have any
confusion between publications.

We know you have a lot to offer and appreciate your attention to this
matter. We bring it up to make sure we are all serving those who want to
get prepared in the least confusing and most helpful way possible.

Of course we would be delighted for your readership and yourself to
contribute articles and thus allow your voice and expertise to be shared.
Please browse around the site and see what there is already offered and if
there is a place you would care to be involved.

Thank you again for your attention to this matter.
Yours in Service,
PREPARE Magazine Managing Editor


45 posted on 04/17/2013 3:54:41 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

I wasn’t aware of the similarities (I’d never been to “Prepare Magazine”), but I’ve already been in contact with “Prepare” and Jim Robinson. Fortunately, since this is our project, we can call it whatever we want.

A few clicks in Photoshop and we’ll feel all better.


46 posted on 04/17/2013 4:13:15 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: kristinn

And no, I won’t be “contributing any articles” to them. This is a project among FRiends.


47 posted on 04/17/2013 4:14:25 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: kristinn
Zoommmbiiiees

Not gonna go with this, but now it's been "changed", pending the final name. "Prepare Magazine" can rest easy.

48 posted on 04/17/2013 4:20:42 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Add me. Thanks


49 posted on 04/17/2013 4:27:36 PM PDT by handmade
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To: 101stAirborneVet

Excellent idea. Please add me to your ping list.


50 posted on 04/17/2013 4:41:39 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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