Medical Training – A Course Review by J.N.

This past month, I attended a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician W-EMT class put on by Wilderness Medical Associates at a local university. I can say that this is by far the best survival-oriented medical training I have received to date. This particular class was geared towards those who are already certified at the EMT level. The class was intense, and I learned a lot of things that were never brought up in my regular EMT classes. To start, here is a bit of background on what levels of medical training are out there. Most of these are accessible to the …

Letter Re: New Zealand as a Retreat Locale, and New Zealand vs. U.S. Gun Laws

Dear Mr. Rawles, You wrote the following lumping NZ in with two other countries “The downside in all three countries is that their citizenries are unfairly subjected to draconian gun laws. (At least by American standards.) If you can live with registering all of your guns and some ridiculous restrictions on full capacity magazines, then by all means take a look in New Zealand. By reputation, the real estate firm to consider there is Bayleys”. I would like to clarify a few points. First of all our gun laws are better here than some of your cities and states. There …

Two Notes Re: Inexpensive Fallout Shelter Construction Method?

SurvivalBlog reader J.C.S. recommended a site by a gent that used school buses to build a fallout shelter: Doc at recommended this site:  Doc says: “The author of “The $50 Underground House Book” did not start out to design a livable fallout shelter, but that is what he did.”

Odds n’ Sods:

Rev. R.J. Rushdoony on the Biblical Gold Standard:    o o o JPFO Talkin’ to America recently interviewed Fred of Fred’s M14 Stocks regarding the RWVA Appleseed Project educational program. For downloadable audio, see:    o o o A “must read” piece of economic analysis:  “Central Banks, Weimar Germany and Gold” by Richard J. Greene. See:    o o o Interesting article about possible societal responses to terrorism in the USA (written by an ex-SOG(?)commander) :    o o o Peak Sugar, Fuel, or Food?

Odds ‘n Sods:

A professor at the University of Texas proposes that a plague wiping out 90% of Earth’s population would be a good thing. (I’m dubious.) See:, and    o o o I just heard that Ready Made Resources is now offering free shipping on their freeze dried food!    o o o To our U.S. readers: Just enter your zip code in the site below, and it tells you which gas stations have the lowest (and the highest) gasoline prices in your zip code area. It’s updated every evening. Be sure to scroll down after getting a map of …