Notes from JWR:

I’m put up the blog posts for December 30 and 31 early, to allow time for my son to start assembling our updated Archive DVD. This new edition will cover 2005 to 2012, and have even more bonus material than the previous edition (Which was on a CD-ROM). It will … Continue reading

Pat’s Product Review: Emberlit Camp Stove

I’d like to believe that after Earth for more than 61 years, that I’m getting a little bit smarter in my old age. Well, maybe not smarter, but a bit wiser, might be a better description. There was a time, not too many years ago, when I could hump 50-pounds … Continue reading

Letter Re: Internet Service in The American Redoubt

Hello,  I just read your article The American Redoubt — Move to the Mountain States.  I am confused about something.  On one hand you said to not expect high speed Internet then scrolling down further you refer to using the Internet.  There must be some sort of Internet service where … Continue reading

Odds ‘n Sods:

First Detailed National Map of Land-Cover Vegetation in U.S. (Thanks to Timothy B. for the link.)    o o o Sale ends December 31st! Ready Made Resources has extended their special pricing on genuine full mil-spec AN/PVS-14 Gen 3+ night vision scopes. They are offering these “grade A” autogated scopes … Continue reading

Notes from JWR:

December 30th is the birthday of Rudyard Kipling, in 1865. — Today we present another entry for Round 44 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: A.) A gift certificate worth $1,000, courtesy of Spec Ops Brand, B.) A course certificate from onPoint … Continue reading

How to Talk to Your Spouse About Prepping: The Sliding Scale of Possibilities, by Mr. Reasonable Ohio

I’d like to thank JWR and all of you for providing such a mountain of good information!  I am in my 30’s and have a family with several small children in the suburbs, and just started prepping about 18 months ago.  I don’t remember the details of why I got … Continue reading

Letter Re: Observations on Bugging Out By Foot

Dear Captain Rawles, Thank you for your fascinating web site! I found the article entitled, “Observations on Bugging Out By Foot, by J. Smith” to be generally interesting and useful with his shared experiences.  Three items within the article bothered me somewhat and you had an editor’s note on at … Continue reading

Odds ‘n Sods:

Pry: North Korea EMP attack could destroy U.S. — now    o o o F.J. suggested: Turn Your Mobile Phone Into a Survival Kit    o o o The Very Politically Incorrect Truth About The Second Amendment    o o o Intelligence community: U.S. out as sole superpower by 2030

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

"High noon behind the tamarisks, The sun is hot above us. As at home the Christmas Day is breaking wan, They will drink our health at dinner, Those who tell us how they love us, And forget us till another year be gone!" – Rudyard Kipling, Christmas in India