Well, I just returned from Williamsburg, VA and brought back a lot of great information for the prepper community. I highly recommend a trip down to Colonial Williamsburg to see how life was in the 18th century before all the advents of modern technology. I've added YouTube links to some of the colonial trades shops below.
As destiny would have it, I returned to one of the largest snow storms in the region. we so far have more than 21 inches and Pennsylvania has declared a disaster emergency! Good thing we are all prepared, right?
Printing Press, Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u9O9ruGXg0
Printing Press, Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTz9yFOuoyQ
Music, Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0b9gqDmlEs
Music, Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZA4hlobVvo
Music, Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbZcV58TSPo
Weaving, Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLcj0vZhonU
Weaving, Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix-4ua57I4I
While on the trip, and in order to keep me grounded in the 21st century, I also got to try out the Globalstar sat phone, which if you can manage to make your calls and/or upload your data within their several windows of up time for the day, it is an amazing deal!
$35 a month for unlimited calls within the 'home' area. That's cheaper than most comparable cell phone plans! But hurry, this deal (called the evolution plan) is only available until they get their new set of satellites up at the end of the year. (only 10 of 40 are currently functional)
Also, I learned that Globalstar works through, what they call, gateways on the ground, so if the entire electric grid falls, so does their service. (There is another company called, Iridium, which is much more reliable and expensive that claims to work directly sat phone to sat phone without any assistance with ground stations.
I should also mention another company that is not fully operational as of yet, but has great promise, called TerreStar. They have recently sent up the largest commercial satellite and have a contract with AT&T. The cool thing about them, is their device looks and works like a regular cell phone/PDA until it goes out of range and then seamlessly transitions to satellite!
Some people finding our website may be wondering what is a Prepper and why does it have a religious affiliation? Well the short answer is...A Prepper is the modern day survivalist. It's not (necessarily) a right-wing militiaman preparing for Armageddon in the boondocks of Montana. But better represented by a normal, educated, middle class individual perhaps living in the most urban of cities, preparing themselves physically and mentally for any upcoming disaster, natural or man-made. This could include anything from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions, social unrest to an act of terrorism. Preparations include: food supply, medical supply, weapons supply etc. and the knowledge and skills to use them. Of course, a Jewish Prepper is just a designation for a small niche of the Prepper Community that is of the Jewish Faith. We are non-profit and nonpartisan. Enjoy!
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