Preparedness Notes for Friday — December 3, 2021

Today is the birthday of actor Brendan Fraser (born, 1968.) He often plays “fish out of water” roles. Preppers of course remember him from Blast From The Past.

A Legislative Action Alert!  Please contact your state’s U.S Senators, immediately, re: Anti-Gunners Attempt Stunt to Pass UBCs Without a Vote. Note that “Universal Background Checks” is just a tricky way of saying: Private Party Intrastate Transfer Ban. Remind your Senators that would be an unconstitutional overreach of the Interstate Commerce Clause.  They can regulate interstate commerce, but not intrastate commerce. Someone selling a used gun to their neighbor is intrastate commerce.

Oh, and while you are at it, also voice your opposition to H.R. 1808/S. 736, — the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021, that would define many rifles, shotguns, and other common semi-autos as “assault weapons.”

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 98 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three-day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
  4. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  5. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  6. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.
  7. Two sets of The Civil Defense Manual, (in two volumes) — a $193 value — kindly donated by the author, Jack Lawson.

Second Prize:

  1. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
  2. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, that have a combined retail value of $589,
  3. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from www.TOUGHGRID.com (a $240 value).
  4. A transferable $150 FRN purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun. There is no paperwork required for delivery of pre-1899 guns into most states, making them the last bastion of firearms purchasing privacy!

Third Prize:

  1. Three sets each of made-in-USA regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 value)
  2. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  3. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC.
  4. A transferable $100 FRN purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun.

More than $725,000 worth of prizes have been awarded since we started running this contest. Round 97 ends on November 30th, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how-to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.



Boots, Knots, Hand Sanitizer, and a Knife, by The Novice

Thrift store shopping can yield many useful items. This article is a collection of short reviews about some of my finds. These finds include a pair of boots, a book about knots, a gallon jug of hand sanitizer, and a knife.

A Pair of Boots

When I am harvesting firewood, I like to wear steel-toed boots. My toes just feel happier with a little extra protection when they are in the vicinity of running chainsaws, swinging axes, and rolling logs.

About a year ago, I was in one of our local thrift stores and ran across a pair of “Skechers Work Relaxed Fit Holdredge-Rebem Men’s Steel Toe Boots.” They were my size. I tried them on and was immediately impressed. They are the most comfortable steel toe boots I have ever worn. If I remember right, they cost less than $10. They are one of the best purchases I have ever made.

Over the course of the last year I have worn these boots extensively in all kinds of weather. They have kept my feet dry in the rain, warm in the snow, and adequately ventilated in the heat. They are lightweight, sturdy, water-tight, breathable and provide good traction. They are more comfortable than many pairs of hiking boots that I have owned.

I was so pleased with these boots that when I went on a mission project to Montana this past summer, they were the only footwear that I took along. I found them well suited to a full day of wear, whether on an airplane, cutting firewood, siding a cabin, or paddling a canoe. If things went south tomorrow, and I had to abandon my home with just the footwear on my feet, these are the boots I would wear.

The boots have just two drawbacks that I can think of. One drawback is small: the laces tend to come untied, so I need to double knot them. The second drawback is larger: the boots are made in China.

A search of the internet revealed that these boots are currently available from many vendors. The best deal that I could find in my size was from Kohl’s for $74.25 . I was strongly tempted to buy a backup pair, but decided to wait. After all, I might run across another pair at a thrift store.

A Book about Knots

For many years the number of knots that I could tie was somewhat limited. I could manage a square knot and a hangman’s knot and a few other knots which I could not even name. I even knew how to tie my own shoes. But I was never a boy scout nor a sailor, and felt that my knot tying skills could use some improvement. I have often been confronted with a rope and a task and had the feeling that there must be some good knot for accomplishing the task, but I just did not know how to tie it. Sometimes I created my own knots with mixed success. So when my thrift store shopping uncovered a copy of The Morrow Guide to Knots: For Sailing, Fishing, Camping, Climbing, I snatched it up.Continue reading“Boots, Knots, Hand Sanitizer, and a Knife, by The Novice”



Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at used vehicle prices. (See the Tangibles Investing section.)

Precious Metals:

Barclay’s Bank’s Moser is looking for more upside in gold.

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Gold prices holding gains as U.S. ADP shows 534K jobs gains in November.

Economy & Finance:

Even the left-leaning NY Post admits: Socialists & Joe-cialists twist reality when it comes to inflation, economy.

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Equity hedge funds flee Covid-sensitive stocks amid fears of new surge.

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At Wolf Street: The Most Splendid Housing Bubbles in America, November Update: Another Holy-Cow Moment.

Continue reading“Economics & Investing For Preppers”





Preparedness Notes for Thursday — December 2, 2021

On December 2nd, 1823, what became known as the Monroe Doctrine was declared by President James Monroe to Congress outlining a foreign policy initiative that forbade European interference in the American hemisphere but also asserted U.S. neutrality in regard to future European conflicts.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 98 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three-day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
  4. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  5. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  6. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.
  7. Two sets of The Civil Defense Manual, (in two volumes) — a $193 value — kindly donated by the author, Jack Lawson.

Second Prize:

  1. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
  2. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, that have a combined retail value of $589,
  3. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from www.TOUGHGRID.com (a $240 value).
  4. A transferable $150 FRN purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun. There is no paperwork required for delivery of pre-1899 guns into most states, making them the last bastion of firearms purchasing privacy!

Third Prize:

  1. Three sets each of made-in-USA regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 value)
  2. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  3. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC.
  4. A transferable $100 FRN purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun.

More than $725,000 worth of prizes have been awarded since we started running this contest. Round 97 ends on November 30th, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how-to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.



Hoping For TEOTWAWKI – Part 2, by St. Funogas

(Continued from Part 1. This concludes the article.)

TEOTWAWKI would get rid of both the 24-hour news cycle and the time-wasting crime that television is. By the time after The Day when the new normal has been established, kids (and most parents) will be thin and active and unafraid again, knowing how to ride bikes, developing ingenuity and problem-solving skills by building go-carts and tree forts, and seeing what neat critters there are under rocks and logs when you roll them over. After their many newly-acquired post-SHTF chores are finished, boys and girls will go down to the swimming hole with their friends on hot afternoons without parents or life jackets, with the boys (and some girls) learning how to scare the girls with frogs like their great grandpas did.

All the modern time-wasting toys and gadgets we have today would disappear in TEOTWAWKI and be replaced by simpler things and a simpler, healthier, and more active lifestyle. Yes, shorter too and with many deaths being more painful and drawn out than today, but newborns would live more in their first 40 years post-TEOTWAWKI than most now live in 80 years of ease and opulence.

Am I romanticizing TEOTWAWKI? Yes, to some degree of course, but probably less than most. Not only was I born with an adventurous self-reliant spirit, but I love a good challenge and all the problem-solving brain exercise that goes with it. I passed that on to most of my children who passed it on to their children and although I would wonder, I’d not be overly concerned about how they were faring in their part of TEOTWAWKI-land.Continue reading“Hoping For TEOTWAWKI – Part 2, by St. Funogas”



The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats, and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at storing eggs.

States Adopting Digital Drivers Licenses

First and foremost, over at the GraniteGrok blog: State’s Are Adopting Digital Drivers Licenses – A Digital Identity That Could go Well Beyond Driving. (Thanks to Karen B. for the link.)

Canada Bans Unvaccinated From Leaving The Country

Reader H.L. sent us this sign of the times: Canada Just Banned All Unvaccinated People From Leaving The Country! The article’s intro:

“Unvaccinated travellers over the age of 12 won’t be able to board a plane or train in Canada beginning today, and a negative COVID-19 test will no longer serve as a substitute for most people.

The policy came into effect on Oct. 30, but the federal government allowed a short transition period for unvaccinated travellers who could board as long as they provided a negative molecular COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before their trip.”

Countering The Looter Mentality

Our Editor-At-Large Michael Z. Williamson sent us the link to this firearms forum discussion: Survival Food Scams.  Mike chimed in. He reports:

“I tried to offer some courteous advice and leads, responding to this string of forum posts:

I don’t get “Survival” food. You have to stock Amazon size warehouse if you want to survive that long.

When it comes to Armageddon, surviving isn’t about stocking anything. It is about getting into a group that knows where/how to get ammo (National Guard armories) and food (business warehouses).

We easily have a year’s worth for the family in cans, dry, and frozen, and we raise chickens, ducks, quail, and rabbits. The prepared stuff doesn’t take “an Amazon warehouse.”

The important thing is to rotate through and keep stuff within shelf life, and buy things you’re actually going to eat.

If things completely go to hell, there isn’t going to be anything in the warehouses. For one thing, with kanban and JIT there really aren’t any warehouses. Even if they haven’t run out by the time it’s an issue, they’ll be looted in minutes.

National Guard armories are: Locked up tight, and don’t have ammo.  They may have a box or two for sidearms, but they usually draw ammo at the range. They don’t keep stocks on hand. (I was an armorer in the Guard for years.)

If your strategy is, “Knock over an armory and steal from a warehouse,” you’re going to have a very short life expectancy.

You need a group who already have ammo, save it for defense and not ill-thought out campaigns, have food on hand and know how to produce it.

You might join us at survivalblog.com for effective strategies on the above and other issues.”

Continue reading“The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods”





Preparedness Notes for Wednesday — December 1, 2021

This is the birthday of novelist Rex Stout (1886–1975). Rex Stout was the brother of Ruth Stout, the gardener who wrote about no-till, year-round mulching, organic gardening in her book Gardening Without Work: For the Aging, the Busy, and the Indolent.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present the first entry for Round 98 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three-day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
  4. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  5. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  6. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.
  7. Two sets of The Civil Defense Manual, (in two volumes) — a $193 value — kindly donated by the author, Jack Lawson.

Second Prize:

  1. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
  2. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, that have a combined retail value of $589,
  3. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from www.TOUGHGRID.com (a $240 value).
  4. A transferable $150 FRN purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun. There is no paperwork required for delivery of pre-1899 guns into most states, making them the last bastion of firearms purchasing privacy!

Third Prize:

  1. Three sets each of made-in-USA regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 value)
  2. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  3. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC.
  4. A transferable $100 FRN purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun.

More than $725,000 worth of prizes have been awarded since we started running this contest. Round 97 ends on November 30th, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how-to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.



Writing Contest Prize Winners Announced: Round 97

We’ve completed the judging for Round 97 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prize winners are:

First Prize:

Anthony B., for Progressive Reloading for Beginners, posted on November 24, 2021. His prizes will include:

  1. The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three-day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
  4. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  5. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  6. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.
  7. Two sets of The Civil Defense Manual, (in two volumes) — a $193 value — kindly donated by the author, Jack Lawson.

Second Prize:

Petr, for Internet Privacy Basics, posted on November 25, 2021.  His prizes will include:

  1. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
  2. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, that have a combined retail value of $589,
  3. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from www.TOUGHGRID.com (a $240 value).
  4. A transferable $150 FRN purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun. There is no paperwork required for delivery of pre-1899 guns into most states, making them the last bastion of firearms purchasing privacy!

Third Prize:

Tractorguy, for Backup Power Generation Considerations, posted on October 17, 2021. His prizes will include:

  1. Three sets each of made-in-USA regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 value)
  2. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  3. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  4. A transferable $100 FRN purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun.

Honorable Mention Prizes:

The following 14 articles won Honorable Mention prizes. Each of these prize winners have been awarded a $50 FRN purchase credit that is good for the purchase of any antique gun at Elk Creek Company:


Round 98 begins today and will end on January 31, 2022. So get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how-to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.



Hoping For TEOTWAWKI – Part 1, by St. Funogas

Oh TEOTWAWKI, where art thou?

I gave up the “news” on November 3, 2020 about 8 PM. During December I’d do a quick scan to see if there was any mention of mushroom clouds, then get back to more important things like trying to figure out how to get my hands on some Hoppes 1-8 to go along with my Hoppes 9. In 2021, I’ve given up all news (except the occasional link in another story) and both my sanity and quality of life have improved immensely. Friends and relatives will notify me of any mushroom clouds on the horizon.

One of the things I look forward to as each new day begins is reading SurvivalBlog with my morning coffee. A sincere thanks to Jim, Lily, and contributors for all your hard work to make SurvivalBlog possible.

Recently, several SurvivalBlog articles, snippets, and news links have gotten me thinking again about some old topics so I thought I’d share some thoughts I’ve pondered while weeding the garden and doing chores around the homestead. I’m sure most will probably disagree but these are mere opinions and observations so for those folks, I hope we can agree to disagree.

I’ve jokingly told my kids on many occasions that I want a quote on my tombstone which I call my own, but no doubt many others before me have uttered similar sentiments: “As individuals, human beings are the most wonderful thing that’s ever happened on planet Earth. As a species, the sooner we go extinct the better.”

There are dozens of reasons why I feel this way and history is replete with all the bad things we’ve been doing to each other since the beginning of time. But the single biggest reason I see on a daily basis is the fact that as a species, we’re just a big herd of sheep. Most of us lack the capacity for critical thinking (“You can’t reason a man out of a position he didn’t reason himself into”) because throughout history, other than things like “don’t stick your hands directly into the fire to warm them,” truth hasn’t been necessary for our survival. What was important was being part of a tribe and going along with the tribe in order to maintain our membership, even if it meant tossing helpless virgins into calderas to appease the volcano gods. Tribe Trumps Truth and lone dogs didn’t survive for long.Continue reading“Hoping For TEOTWAWKI – Part 1, by St. Funogas”



November 2021 in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran

Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover gold’s performance and the factors that affected gold prices.

What Did Gold Do in November?

November ended up being a battle to keep gold prices above $1,850. Bulls managed to run a rally above $1,850 for seven straight sessions in mid-November, but gold bears started selling into every rally for the rest of the month.

The bears, assisted by Fed boss Jerome Powell, succeeded in dragging prices lower to end the month at $1,776 an ounce. The high for spot gold in November was $1,867.30, hit on the 17th. The spot gold low for November was $1,769.30, on the 3rd.

Factors Affecting Gold This Month

INFLATION SCARES

The US, UK, Europe, and China were all coping with much higher than expected inflation this month, with consumer inflation hitting 30-year highs in many instances.

Wholesale prices in the US hit an all-time high in November, rising 8.6%. Like most other economies, the main culprits were food, gasoline, and energy. The CPI report showed retail inflation hitting a 31-year high of 6.2%.

On the same day as the CPI numbers were released, the dollar hit a high for the year, and the yield on the 10-year TIPS inflation-adjusted Treasury bond hit an all-time low of -1.243%. The yield on the 10-year TIPS is often used as an indicator of real interest rates.Continue reading“November 2021 in Precious Metals, by Steven Cochran”



SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets

This weekly column is a collection of short snippets: responses to posted articles, practical self-sufficiency items, how-tos, lessons learned, tips and tricks, and news items — both from readers and from SurvivalBlog’s editors. We may select some long e-mails for posting as separate letters.

JWR Observes: The recent panic over the Omicron Wu Flu variant now has world leaders threatening to lock down the citizenries of many nations. It will start with travel bans. Then back to masking and public gathering restrictions.The CDC’s own published figures: A 99.997% survival rate for people ages 0 to 19, 99.98% for people ages 20 to 49, 99.5% for people ages 50 to 69, and 94.6% for people over 70. Do they really believe that they can fool us once again? Do they think that we are all morons? Well, perhaps they do. One anagram of Omicron is Moronic.

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Reader SaraSue wrote:

“We had a glorious Thanksgiving.  In farm news, the 38 meat birds have outgrown their bins in one short month.  It really surprised me how fast they’re growing because they are heritage birds, not hybrids designed to grow big fast.  So, I’m trying to get a chicken house built that is big enough for all my chickens and guineas – about 48 in total.  I feel dumb for not being prepared in advance, but live and learn.

The day after Thanksgiving with family visiting and a total of five dogs, there was a huge dog fight with the female German Shepherds going at one another and the male dogs (German Shepherd and Malinois) circling the fight in anticipation.  It was horrifying and we had to drag dogs off one another without getting bit.  One female Shepherd (the visitor) got on the one last raw nerve of my female Shepherd.  She is the smallest of the Shepherds, but she’s fast and obviously has no fear.  The larger Shepherd was no match.  There were severe injuries for the visitor and I was aghast and am paying for the vet visits (customary).  Let me say that all these dogs have been together frequently and lived together at one point, so this was a surprise to all of us.  I was so ashamed of my dog (and myself), even though I know she had been provoked.

Now, I will be spending a great deal more time in training with my dogs.  Once a dog injures another dog, that behavior must be solved immediately because it’s a short jump to injuring a child or another human.  That will be my primary focus until I have my dogs fully under control regardless of the circumstances. Sigh.”

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Video: Fantastic Hidden Rooms And Ingenious Secret Furniture.

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Reader DJD sent this article link:  How American Journalism Became A Mouthpiece Of The Deep State.

DJD’s comment: “An interesting article, juxtaposed to your recent commentary on the state of journalism.”.

Continue reading“SurvivalBlog Readers’ & Editors’ Snippets”





Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — November 30, 2021

Satirical novelist Jonathan Swift was born on November 30th, 1667.

We are seeking one or two more prize donors for the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. It is a great way to promote your business. If you have a product or service that would appeal to SurvivalBlog readers and you are willing to commit to providing a prize with a value of at least $200 for at least three contest rounds (six months), then please contact us. Thanks!