Letter Re: Brushy Hillsides: Better to Leave As-Is for Erosion/Landslide Control

Hello, I’ve been reading your superb site for some time and have learned a lot. There’s lots of interesting and helpful stuff. As a family, we are about to leave the shores of ‘Airstrip One’ [England] and have purchased a few acres of Greek island to return to our smallholding … Continue reading

Letter Re: Springfield Armory XD Series Polymer Frame Pistols are the Ars Nova

Dear Jim, I love the site and have learned much. As soon as I can scrape together some extra money, I will be joining the Ten Cent Challenge. “Some Guy” wrote about the lack of availability of spare parts for the XD series pistols and the lack of certified armorers. … Continue reading

Odds ‘n Sods:

Yikes! Copper is at $7,000 per ton!    o o o The folks at Safecastle mentioned that they give substantial discounts (generally 10-20%)to Survivalblog readers –for everything listed in their eBay store . All you have to do is mention SurvivalBlog when you e-mail your requests for quotes. Some of … Continue reading

Note From JWR:

Yesterday I took a “speed hike” day with #1 Son and and #3 Son here at the Rawles Ranch,. (I’m trying to lose a few pounds and get in shape for a four day course that the Memsahib and I plan to attend at Front Sight, later this year.) While … Continue reading

Odds ‘n Sods:

The much-publicized Iranian oil bourse, conducting trades in Euros, opens for business next week. o o o SurvivalBlog reader R.B.S. (who kindly sends us several links every day) spotted this interesting site: The U.S. Gas “Temperature” Map. As you can see, Wyoming has some of the lowest prices–proving yet again … Continue reading