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’