David in Israel Re: Buckshot’s Survival Attitude Versus the “Commando” Survival Attitude

James: Just a quick response as I expect such responses after the pro .30-30 posts. 1- Outfit with a basic defensive firearm .30-30, SKS, 12 gauge, etc. 2- Take care of other more important survival purchases 3- When your budget allows upgrade to better defensive weapons 4- Don’t let ownership … Continue reading

Letter From Buckshot Re: Housing Bubble Schizophrenia

Hi Jim, I was over on Realtor.com and checking on housing prices for the bubble. On the right hand side was books advertisements. The first one listed was Cash in on the Coming Real Estate Crash, the second book was Learn How to Profit from Foreclosures Without Risking Your Savings! … Continue reading

Letter Re: Firearms Training and Subsequent Practice

Jim: Reading the letter from the gentleman who mentioned on all the western states instruction opportunities compared to the eastern ones, I noticed my all-time favorite instructor was not mentioned: Pat Goodale, of Practical Firearms Training. His primary range is located in West Virginia, and I wholeheartedly recommend his courses. … Continue reading

Note from JWR:

Today we present another article for Round 4 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The writer of the best non-fiction article will win a four day “gray” transferable Front Sight course certificate. (Worth up up to $2,000!) Round 5 of the contest begins on June 1st.

Using Rechargeable Batteries, by Northwest Huey

There have been a number of comments on SurvivalBlog about rechargeable batteries. The majority of these expressed the feeling that rechargeable batteries were expensive and ineffective for a long term storage plan. Before anyone gives up on rechargeable batteries I would like to share a plan that has proven effective … Continue reading

Letter Re: Growing Dwarf Fruit Trees Indoors?

Dear Jim: I was wondering if any green thumbs out there have actually grown dwarf fruit trees indoors? Regards, – Rourke The Memsahib Replies: Yes, fruit trees can be grown indoors but each flower must be hand pollinated unless you have a house full of bees, butterflies, and/or flies. That … Continue reading

From The Memsahib: Lessons Learned from The Black Death

The following are some interesting quotes that I found when doing some of genealogy research. (One of my ancestors was a Norseman who died of the plague in Avignon in 1349.) In Parma, Italy, the poet Petrarch wrote to his brother: When has any such thing been even heard or … Continue reading