Things to Come at ASP

Three little series that weren’t completed, but do well enough standing on their own, have been bugging me. So, I promise to work on the second part of Convoys, the next installment of Building Your Plan and Water Storage.

Convoys requires editing some drawings, which I HATE. The other two threatened me with rapid growth and the burden of growth management. Put another way, they were looking to turn into wordy monsters. We’ll slay them together.


June 6, 2014 – Off to the right you’ll see a link to the Prepper Comms Network. It’s our attempt, once again, at establishing our own social network.

Why? Well, for one thing, other networks get cluttered with things that have little to do with this life style, or even simple preparedness. I know, you can chose to un-freind, or un-follow, and reduce the amount of garbage that shows up, but even then, the exposure is to the other 98%

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Updated the Prepper /Survivalist /Preparedness EXPOs Page

Added some new EXPOs for 2014, and one for 2015. Looks like a good year for the Expo community. If it finishes strong, 2015 could be huge – especially if the elections wind up as a catalyst in people’s lives.

If you know of any other Expos, please let me know and I’ll add them.

COMMs, the Social Network for Preppers

Here at ASP, we’ve been toying with the idea, and the implementation, of a Social Networking alternative to the generally public “all in” blab sites out there. Some of what we have been addressing has been usability across desktop, tablet and smart phone platforms, layout, privacy and general standards and use policies. The end result of that work is COMMs, our Prepper Communications site.

Right off the bat, I specifically want to say that personal attacks, profanity and discussions on

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What’s New Here?

You may have noticed a few extra menu options, a couple little links to the right and some fitfull apps running here and there. We’re working on a social networking feature. Originally, it was supposed to be part of this very site. It will, though, be an associated site, closely linked to this one.

Yes, it is supposed to be an answer to FaceBook. Not quite sure how well it will operate. We are working with 3 different systems right

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New Site Feature – SurvivalSpot! Networking

Here at A Survival Plan, we have been toying around with a few things of late. You may have noticed a click-able link to the right – one that goes NOWHERE. You might have noticed a Forum link in the menu that goes to an unpopulated and unused forum. You may have asked, “Whattatheydoin?”

If you’re really on your game, you would also have noticed the SurvivalSpot! page that also inhabits the menu.

All of these strange happenings are part

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Been away for a few days…

… for some family events, and to try and recover from a few injuries from a couple months ago. It’s been fun, and it’s been rough.

Upon my return, I found that I was spammed big time. Some of my readers run blogs. For you guys, I offer this information.

The spamming happened after I installed a Yoast SEO module. 158 got through with some very interesting header formats. I upgraded my Spam blocker, since an upgrade was waiting for

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Emergency Text Message system

… the ETM release has been canceled. We had hoped to use a specific plugin for our site that would allow us to inform subscribers of various impending doom events. Unfortunately, the module we thought best for this purpose has a unique bug in it – it sends the notice and includes the link to our server’s root address. This obviously is a serious security problem, and so we have decided to nix it.

We will continue to look for

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The Youngest is Married!

Here came the bride, and there she went, to an island paradise with her new hubby. Her mother and I are happy she hitched up with a man most would accept into their family. The festivities, the aftermath and a series of injuries to my person have left me with no time to devote to this blog – until today. The post below this one is the promised “Actually Building Your Plan – V” installment. Read it in good health,

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Here Comes the Bride

Been slack lately due to an upcoming wedding. Family is in town, and more coming, and the preparations to receive them is taking time. I’ll be back shortly with one promised article, and a couple reviews featuring one lovely little lever action .45-70, her new scabbard and a slightly modified (if you want to call it that) sheath for a Ka-Bar fighting knife.

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