Three Letters Re: Survivalist Matchmaking?

Hi James, The [Survivalist Contacts] page is still there, just hidden away in the site. It was attracting some major spamming there for awhile, so I removed any links to it from the main page. You can find it at this unlinked page. Regards, – John (of Jim: I saw a post on Survivalblog today where someone was asking about whether there were any ’survivalist matchmaking’ sites out there. I don’t know of any such site either (I tried and eHarmony before I met Commander Zero, and neither was helpful) but it seems to me that the fastest …

Letter Re: Chlorine Bleach and Its Uses

Jim, Chlorine bleach is a great multi-use item to store.  It can be used to treat water, disinfect/clean, deodorize latrines, and probably lots of other things. Here are some quick numbers: Water purification: 16 drops (1/8tsp) per gallon/4 liters.  Let stand for 15 minutes, retreat if water does not smell of Chlorine.   CDC recommends a fresh 1:10 to 1:100 solution for cleaning up blood spills FEMA recommends 8oz of  bleach to 5 gallons of water for killing mold and 4 oz to 5 gallons for disinfecting flood-contaminated articles: (That’s 125ml / 20liters and 250ml / 20 liters for metric folks) …

Letter Re: Backup Generators and Well Pumps

James: With all the discussion lately about well pumps, and alternative ways to power them, and all the expense and complications, I just have to shake my head in wonder. There is a better way, but don’t tell anybody, it is a big secret. See: and Regards, – Doc at

Letter Re: Banking a House for Winter

Memsahib Rawles:: Banking a house for the winter is a fairly common practice where I grew up in Canada. Often the leaves were raked and bagged in the fall and placed along the house for the winter. Other times square bales were stacked against the house to insulate for the cold winter months. The only drawback from this way of insulating was the fact that you would often get a large amount of unwanted house guests (mice and voles) who were attracted to the warm shelter! Keep up the informative writing, – T.S.

Odds ‘n Sods:

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