Nov 292015

Morse Code and the Phonetic Alphabet

Both Morse Code and the Phonetic Alphabet have been used by the military world over for almost a century now, and for good reason! Along with the many other things you as a prepper should learn and memorize, memorizing Morse Code and the Phonetic Alphabet should be on that list. Although Morse Code is no longer used in it’s traditional form, it can still be used as an unconventional method to communicate with others long or short distance using radio, lights, sound, and a variety of other methods. As for the Phonetic Alphabet, it’s primarily only used when communicating over radio/digital devices to prevent confusion between similar sounding letters. The Phonetic Alphabet is especially useful when communicating over choppy signals or when in loud environments. Several hours of studying is all it will take to memorize these codes, and it’s very likely you’ll one day need this information.



Nov 282015

Remember when ram meant just a male sheep
And bugs and worms were just things that creep?
When a gopher and a mouse were li’l critters
And virus were microbes that gave one the shivers?

When a web was a sticky net that housed a spider
And nets were just strings all woven together?
When surfing was just riding an ocean wave
And a slip was dodging trouble with a close shave?

When a mime was a painted-face animated mute clown
And hackers were people who slashed things down?
When menus and servers were all about eating
And addresses and homes were places for living?

When Archie and Veronica were actually people
And trolls were pests that were considered mythical?
When mud was just slime and Spam was just food
And to ‘finger’ someone was not considered good?

When to chat and to talk still needed a voice…?
Now being online has all but mooted that choice.



Nov 282015
Rubber Chicken A man is about to get a prostate exam from his doctor. Before the doctor begins, he tells the man “I must tell you, during this type of examination, erections happen all the time. They are very common, and trust me, it’s nothing to be embarrassed about.”

The man seems a little uncomfortable, but the doctor continues, “Now a little less common, is you may get one too.”



Nov 272015

This helpful animated short created by Eva Hill explains the difference between a Sweet Potato and a Yam.


When you go to buy potatoes you generally just have to pick a color or a name, because whether they’re red, russet or fingerling they’re all called potatoes in the end.

But their tuberous root cousins are named sweet potatoes and yams even though they seem to be as similar to each other as two different kinds of potatoes. So what’s in a name?


The Difference Between A Sweet Potato And A Yam