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

Note from JWR:

Today we welcome Captain Dave’s, our 24th advertiser. They have some great products at very competitive prices. Also be sure to check out their extensive free survival FAQs, and copious links. We need 40+ advertisers to make a go of this, so please contact anyone you know that might be … Continue reading