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SurvivalBlog, By James Wesley Rawles
- Fri, 23 Aug 2019 01:04:55 -0600: Preparedness Notes for Friday — August 23, 2019 - SurvivalBlog.com
August 23rd is the anniversary of the declaration of the independent state of “Franklin” in Eastern Tennessee by the settlers there in 1784. Unfortunately, the Continental Congress rejected it, so the state of Franklin never became a reality. Pictured is John Sevier, who served as “Governor.” — Seed for Security, LLC has announced a sale: Their Super Survival Pack is now 20% off. This pack includes 4 lbs. of survival seeds and 2 pints of healthful grains. All of their seed is heirloom, non GMO, and none is hybrid. Their 5 page detailed Seed Saving Guide is included. This offer …
- Fri, 23 Aug 2019 01:03:58 -0600: Build the Plan vs. Test the Plan – Part 4, by T.R. - SurvivalBlog.com
(Continued from Part 3.) Later that morning/early afternoon, we sat down at the kitchen table (having brewed a pot of coffee on the spare camp stove from the basement according to our “A” plan) and talked through this. We needed a balance of water, fuel, gear/shelter, food and safety/security. Optimizing the mix of these five items (plus cash and valuables) and optimizing how to pack them efficiently with some degree of access to the right items in what order took significantly longer than either of us expected when a filter criteria of “not coming back” was inserted vs “we are …
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- Fri, 23 Aug 2019 01:02:05 -0600: Economics & Investing For Preppers - SurvivalBlog.com
Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at investing in AR Lowers and Pre-1899 guns. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Jim Cramer: Here’s Why You Should Own Gold. o o o Estate stores dealing with rash of fake gold scams Economy & Finance: At Wolf Street: In Hilarious IPO Filing, …
- Fri, 23 Aug 2019 01:01:07 -0600: The Editors’ Quote of the Day: - SurvivalBlog.com
“Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” – Oscar Wilde
- Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:04:08 -0600: Preparedness Notes for Thursday — August 22, 2019 - SurvivalBlog.com
August 22nd, 1992 was the second day of the Incident at Ruby Ridge. FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi wounded Randy Weaver and Kevin Harris, and murdered Weaver’s wife, Vicki. It should be noted that in 1994, after being acquitted by a federal court, Weaver filed a federal civil rights case against the FBI and U.S. marshals stemming from the siege. In 1995 the government settled Weaver’s case for $3.1 million. It is commonly thought that had the weaver family stayed with the trial, the award would have been the full $200 million. In true FBI style, Lon Horiuchi was not prosecuted …
- Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:03:01 -0600: Build the Plan vs. Test the Plan – Part 3, by T.R. - SurvivalBlog.com
(Continued from Part 2.) Some background: I still work almost full time, but portions of the year are full throttle 60+ hour weeks and other blocks are much lighter, with my husband retired from the military. We wanted a vacation in terms of scenery and wildlife and we wanted to test our plans across a number of elements. To appropriately field test our plans with a degree of stress testing that would replicate a certain amount of tension present in real threat condition whilst isolating certain elements one at a time to calibrate parts of our plan in a systematic …
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- Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:02:40 -0600: The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods: - SurvivalBlog.com
SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at another wolf attack and feature an excellent letter forwarded by SurvivalBlog’s Editor-At-Large Michael Z. Williamson. Democrats Threaten Supreme Court with Expansion By way of the news aggregation site, Whatfinger.com: The …
- Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:01:38 -0600: The Editors’ Quote of the Day: - SurvivalBlog.com
“I have an appetite for background checks. We’re going to be doing background checks. We’re working with Democrats. We’re working with Republicans.” – President Donald J. Trump, August 21, 2019 (JWR’s Comment: It is high time to call the White House, your congressman, and both of your U.S. Senators. Our liberty is at stake!)
- Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:04:07 -0600: Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — August 21, 2019 - SurvivalBlog.com
In 1986, Lake Nyos in Cameroon erupted with an estimated billion cubic yards of carbon dioxide gas. The gas had apparently been accumulating in the crater lake, held down by the weight of the water. When it finally erupted, the gas cloud smothered and killed every living animal, including insects, in its path until it dissipated. Outsiders learned of the disaster when they approached the villages and found animal and human bodies on the ground. The best estimate is that 1,700 people and thousands of cattle died. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 84 of …
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- Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:03:01 -0600: Build the Plan vs. Test the Plan – Part 2, by T.R. - SurvivalBlog.com
(Continued From Part 1.) During 2018, I made a dot chart counting how many days fit into each category A, B, C and D in terms of readiness and then converted the “dots” into a percentage of time for the year. As a corollary, if things are leaning environmentally towards TEOTWAWKI, then we would already be limiting our “D” types of trips away from home and/or starting to pursue our exit via our “B” plan scenario. If things look particularly grim but quasi-temporary, then we would limit our “C” scenarios to avoid leaving home for long blocks of time and …
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- Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:02:13 -0600: JWR’s Recommendations of the Week: - SurvivalBlog.com
Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. The focus is usually on emergency communications gear, bug out bag gear, books and movies–often with a tie-in to disaster preparedness, and links to “how to” self-sufficiency videos. There are also links to sources for both storage food as and storage containers. You will also note an emphasis on history books and historical movies. This week the focus is on nature’s greatest predator: the humble mosquito. (See the Books section.) Books: The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator o o o …
- Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:01:14 -0600: The Editors’ Quote of the Day: - SurvivalBlog.com
“Expertise in one field does not carry over into other fields. But experts often think so. The narrower their field of knowledge the more likely they are to think so.” – Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long
- Tue, 20 Aug 2019 01:05:14 -0600: Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — August 20, 2019 - SurvivalBlog.com
20 August is the birthday of former Congressman Ron Paul (born 1935). Dr. Paul is to be commended for fighting the good fight for many years. — August 20th, 1866 was the day that President Andrew Johnson formally declared the Civil War over. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 84 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The more than $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A $3,000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public. …
- Tue, 20 Aug 2019 01:04:21 -0600: Build the Plan vs. Test the Plan – Part 1, by T.R. - SurvivalBlog.com
(Editor’s Note: This Part 1 of a five-part article series.) My goal in this article is to detail how to “build the plan” versus “test the plan” for bugout, while having fun. We regularly read SurvivalBlog and enjoy it immensely. We’ve also read and studied a lot of great books including Lights Out and Patriots. However, a few years ago we realized our learning curve was too slow for the fast-moving risk profile of a civil society becoming more frazzled (coupled with having moved to a hurricane-prone state after my husband’s retirement). We brainstormed how to compress the time required …
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- Tue, 20 Aug 2019 01:03:42 -0600: SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt - SurvivalBlog.com
This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. (Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and Wyoming.) Much of the region is also more commonly known as The Inland Northwest. We also mention companies of interest to preppers and survivalists that are located in the American Redoubt region. Today, we focus on an odd ATV accident. (See the Idaho section.) Idaho Sheriff’s Office: Missing Athol man spent days pinned to tree after ATV crash prior to being located. He was pinned just 300 yards from his home. o o o Home Invasion Leads to …
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