Note from JWR:

Today we present the last entry for Round 37 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. (We had a few too many entries to post in this round. The extras will be posted and judged in the next round.) The prizes for this round include: First Prize: A.) A course certificate … Continue reading

How to Make Lye Soap, by Masquita

WARNING: Lye is highly caustic and will degrade organic tissue. Do not allow lye to touch your skin, breathe in the fumes or be taken internally in any way. It will cause chemical burns, permanent scarring or blindness. Do not ever combine lye with aluminum, magnesium, zinc, tin, chromium, brass … Continue reading

The SPLC’s Demonization of SurvivalBlog and “Montana Extremists”

I’ve heard from several readers about the absolute hatchet job that was recently inflicted upon me. The statist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) issued a wholesale smear against me, Pastor Chuck Baldwin, and Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers. This was well-documented here: Brandon Smith: SPLC Labels Montana Patriots as “Extremist”. … Continue reading

Seven Letters Re: Type 1 Diabetes–There Has to Be a Way to Prepare

Dear Editor: Regarding primitive means of extracting insulin, I direct your readers to this article (PDF and images available here.)   Note that the term ‘spirit’ in the paper means pure ethyl alcohol, and modern ethyl rubbing alcohol is not suitable as it contains denaturing poisons. It’s known that the … Continue reading

Odds ‘n Sods:

Another perspective on an important news item that I’ve already covered in SurvivalBlog: ‘Russian’ hackers seize control of U.S. public water system by remotely destroying pump. (Thanks to J.B.G. for the link.)    o o o K.A.F. flagged this one: Feds want secrecy on ICE facility for Wake County    … Continue reading

Note from JWR:

Today we present another two entries for Round 37 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: A.) A course certificate from onPoint Tactical. This certificate will be for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses. (Excluding those restricted for military or government … Continue reading

Gauze and Water: A Combat Medic’s Guide to Preparedness Medicine, by Walker

First a little background: I am an Army Medic with combat experience. I have been a prepper since before I knew what prepping was. I teach wilderness survival and self reliance to the youth in my community as well as hunt, smith and homebrew. This is my personal take on … Continue reading

Two Letters Re: Places Where SurvivalBlog is Blocked From Viewing

James, They are now blocking SurvivalBlog along with Zero Hedge and I Hate The Media from work where I work. Yes I’m on a government network. I assume that more of the alternative media sites are going to be blocked, shortly. I’ll send you updates as they are blocked.  Thanks … Continue reading

Odds ‘n Sods:

J.K. in Colorado mentioned: Another Family Lost In The Woods.    o o o Time to Stock Up on Lightbulbs. (Thanks to B.B. for the link.)    o o o G.G. flagged this: Guns Better Investment Than Gold?    o o o News from The American Redoubt: Historic Eastern Oregon … Continue reading