Skip to comments.A Prepper Magazine, For Us, By Us (Vanity)
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.
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.
i think it would be cool -
totally on board. i learn something all the time. love to share (and learn)
Excellent idea. Please add me to the ping list.
I’d love to get it! Add me to your list.
I'd like you to "add" me to that "edition", Vet...
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.
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.
Please add me to your ping list.
Interesting. Add me to the list.
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.
Count me in.
Excellent idea, 101 !
Oops, meant to add > ‘add’
Keep me, add me...
I may even have a few tiny tidbits to contribute.
Outstanding. I’m in.
Good idea. You should consider how you’re going to be better/different than Backwoods Home.
BH is a great magazine for preppers.
I’m in... PhotoShop challenged;(
“Good idea. You should consider how youre 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.
‘clude’ me ‘in’ too, please
Add me to the list, please.
Put me on the list, sounds like a cool idea. There are probably a few sub topics that could be considered too.
Sounds like a great idea! Please include me on your ping list.
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.
That would seem to be you, sir. Please add me as well.
Until TSHTF, at which time your skills with a food processor may be of more interest!
Add me to the Ping Please!
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!
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)
Add me to the Ping Please!
Add me to the list, please.
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.
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.
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
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.
And no, I won’t be “contributing any articles” to them. This is a project among FRiends.
Not gonna go with this, but now it's been "changed", pending the final name. "Prepare Magazine" can rest easy.
Add me. Thanks
Excellent idea. Please add me to your ping list.