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

Harry’s Book Review: Last of the Breed

Author: Louis L’Amour Copyright Date: 1987 Publisher: Bantam ISBN: 978-055 Audio, e-book or foreign translation available? Yes, Audio, Kindle & Nook Suitable for children? Teens and up, yes, particularly males. I did not pick up the novel Last of the Breed thinking it would be for a SurvivalBlog review topic. … Continue reading

Letter Re: AR-15 Rifle and Pistol Legality in the U.S.

Mr Rawles, In the Odds ‘n Sods section on Saturday 29 December, a reader indicates that, regarding AR pistols: “Most people don’t realize they exist, and that they can be legally converted to rifles, and back”. Anyone considering this route to acquiring an AR rifle should be very aware of … 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

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