Notes From JWR:

The bidding is now up to $125 in the SurvivalBlog benefit auction for a fully tested and recently professionally calibrated U.S. government surplus Civil Defense CD V-717 fallout survey meter with remote sensing capability. The meter was donated by Ready Made Resources (one of our first and most loyal advertisers). This auction ends on October 15th. Please submit your bid via e-mail.

Tonight will be the first airing of the new CBS television series “Jericho.” I hope that this show is long on practical skills and short on sentimentality, but I suspect that the reverse will be true. Regardless, I ‘m hopeful that the show will at least help wake up some of the Generally Dumb Public (GDP) and inspire them to get their beans, bullets, and band-aids squared away.